Trump seeks reconsideration of sanctuary ruling

May 23, 2017

That law does not state that localities must proactively comply with federal agents' requests to detain arrestees past when they would have otherwise been released. "This interpretation renders the Order toothless;" he wrote, referring to a situation in which affected grants and sanctuary cities were defined by existing law.


2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin

May 23, 2017

Powerful thunderstorms erupted across the middle of the nation Tuesday, leaving two people dead and dozens injured from Texas to the Great Lakes. Dale Daily, 61, said he heard the warning siren about a half-hour before the tornado hit the mobile home park.


Trump says firing 'nut job' Comey took off pressure

May 23, 2017

Russian conversations intercepted by USA intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign indicated that Moscow saw Donald Trump associate Michael Flynn as an ally who could help influence the Republican nominee, CNN reported Saturday.


13-1 shot Cloud Computing springs upset in Preakness

May 22, 2017

Although Cloud Computing - a first-crop son of Maclean's Music out of an A.P. Indy mare - had enough points to secure a spot in the Kentucky Derby starting gate, his connections made a decision to pass on the first leg of the Triple Crown and wait for the Preakness.


US, Europe discuss new laptop ban on flights

May 22, 2017

Mr de Juniac warned that the plans would have a negative impact on " airline passengers, commercial aviation and the global economy". IATA, which represents 265 airlines, says as many as 65 million people a year travel between Europe and North American on almost 400 daily flights.


1 death as tornado hits Oklahoma subdivision

May 22, 2017

The sheriff also said that more volunteers are needed at the Volunteer Reception Center, despite two bus-loads of people already showing up. One person, identified by Fitzgerald as being a 46-year-old man, died at the mobile home park. Rescue workers who shed softball uniforms and dress clothes and put on their fire gear raced to the scene Monday and went door to door to rescue people, Fitzgerald said.


Tillerson: Trump Concerned About Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

May 21, 2017

The new United States ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, departed from diplomatic protocol by visiting the Western Wall on Monday. Such a move would implicitly recognise the disputed holy city as the capital of Israel and be likely to end the prospects of a peace deal with the Palestinians, who regard east...


Trump threatens Comey: 'Better hope' there are no tapes of our conversations

May 20, 2017

As CNN reported, Comey's refusal to pledge loyalty is one of the reasons the President fired him, the other being the acceleration of the probe into alleged collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation. John Cornyn, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, attorney Alice Fisher, New York Court of Appeals Judge Michael Garcia, and Adam Lee, head of the bureau's Richmond office - were to be interviewed Saturday.


Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot

May 20, 2017

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, a former House member, also suggested Sunday that the Senate will crafts its own bill but signaled an openness to the lower chamber's efforts. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Sunday defended cutting almost a trillion dollars from Medicaid in the GOP-backed health-care plan as being necessary to fix a "fundamentally flawed" system - and give people the coverage they need.


After Yates, more questions for the Trump White House

May 19, 2017

This development comes after former president Barrack Obama [official website] said he had warned Trump not to hire Flynn [NYT report]. "It's true that the President, President Obama, made it known that he wasn't exactly a fan of General Flynn's", during their one-hour meeting, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said at a news briefing.


One More To Go: New Orleans Takes Down Civil War General's Statue

May 19, 2017

The statue was the third out of four Confederate statues that was slated for removal in the city. The Beauregard statue was the third of four Confederate monuments Mayor Mitch Landrieu has vowed to remove. Dylann Roof, an avowed white supremacist, shot and killed nine black parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Officials took down the statue of P.G.T.


Confederate outrage over Louisiana war monuments, HB 71

May 19, 2017

He said he's reached out to black caucus members to encourage "healing". "You have to stand for something". Pro statue demonstrators told local NBC reporters they were protesting to "protect" their "white heritage". Rep. Joseph Bouie, a New Orleans Democrat who is caucus chairman, said representatives had shown a lack of leadership by advancing the bill Monday.


New York Police Chief Wounded; Suspect Dead

May 19, 2017

Police have not released any details about the dispute that brought them there, but neighbors say the couple just moved in two weeks ago. A police chief was shot responding to a domestic incident Tuesday morning. Amthor left the Newburgh department after 21 years in 2007 to become chief of the Montgomery police force. Neuhaus said he visited Amthor at the hospital.


Fallen police officers remembered at annual Peace Officer's Memorial Ceremony

May 19, 2017

Consecutively, the week of May 15 is National Peace Officers Week. Police Week 2017 has witnessed the names of 394 officers newly etched in those stone walls, forever memorializing their honor, bravery and sacrifice. May 15 was proclaimed Peace Officers Memorial Day by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 and the calendar week in which that day falls is National Police Week.


Democrats Want FCC's Pai to Drill Down on DDoS Attacks

May 18, 2017

The bot uses the name addresses of real people, so ZDNet chose to inquire whether some of these people actually posted them or not. The key docket in terms of activity that could have been interrupted is net neutrality , where the FCC still managed to post more than half a million comments since last week , attack or no.


Black man posed no threat before officer shot him

May 18, 2017

Much has been said about the backing officer, Tyler Turnbough, who ran to Shelby and pulled his Taser on Crutcher. Prosecutors say Crutcher had his hands in the air and wasn't combative. He testified that he "had no idea" whether Crutcher was in fact under the influence of any substance. 'I was basing those statements on everything in the totality of the circumstances, ' Richert said.


Former official says she warned White House about Flynn

May 17, 2017

Also scheduled to testify is former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, who attracted attention for a March television interview in which he said that he had seen no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation at the time he left government in January.


Orleans County school budget voting results

May 17, 2017

He added the district has a young workforce and contractual salaries will be increasing in the next five years: 45 percent in 2017-2018; 54 percent 2018-2019; 61 percent 2019-2020 70 percent 2020-2021, and 83 percent in 2021-2022. The Randolph Central School District proposed a 2017-18 budget of $20,294,455 - a 19.20 percent increase from 2007-08. Hinsdale Central School District officials think some residents weren't entirely sure what they were voting on, and confused the annual budget ...


Garland happy on bench, no interest in FBI job

May 17, 2017

Jordan is a key ally in the US -led worldwide military coalition against Islamic State, which controls territory in neighboring Syria and Iraq. Garland, of course, was then-President Barack Obama's choice to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court - a nomination that was blocked by Republicans in the Senate in the year before Donald Trump became president and successfully nominated Neil Gorsuch.


A plane has disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle

May 17, 2017

The airplane departed Borinquen, Puerto Rico, at approximately 11am Monday and never made it to its destination of Titusville, along the northeastern coast of Florida. Ulrich is a pilot from Lee, New Hampshire. Ulrich's ex-wife Rae Dawn Chong, daughter of comedian Tommy Chong, told New York Post that any failure would be mechanical.


Activist resigns after Rep.'s letter to employer

May 16, 2017

O'Dowd has given $700 to Frelinghuysen during previous election cycles, according to Federal Election Commission records, WNYC reports . "But let's be clear that there are organized forces - both national and local - who are already hard at work to put a stop to an agenda of limited government, economic growth, stronger national security", the letter says.


Family says JetBlue kicked them off plane over birthday cake

May 16, 2017

The Burkes , who were traveling with their two children, told ABC affiliate WABC in a separate interview that they complied with the flight attendant's request, but the situation escalated when a second flight attendant got involved. Despite the police officer's insistence that the family didn't do anything wrong, the captain made a decision to eject the Burkes , requiring that all the other passengers also disembark the plane at the same time.


GOP candidate for FBI says no special counsel for inquiry

May 16, 2017

President Donald Trump is considering almost a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey, a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. A Change.org petition to cancel Cornyn's appearance at the commencement ceremony received 863 signatures. "I think the process is going to go quickly", he said, according to pool reports.


Trump honors fallen police officers, vows to reduce violence

May 16, 2017

Pelham police were in attendance, they said via social media, and honored the memory of fallen officers from across the nation. "His wife, Kristen, and his 6-year-old son, Micah, who has my hat and is now with us", Trump said . "We're here to serve the community and the public and these officers have given the ultimate sacrifice of their life", Trooper Stacy Rasanen said. The numbers I see that come out of our Crimes Against Peace Officers Unit are always staggering because, to me, they are ...


Historically black university in Texas cancels Senator's speech

May 15, 2017

They are among more than a dozen candidates Trump is considering, a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. When asked whether the decision was in response to student opposition, university spokesman Kendrick D.


US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

May 14, 2017

Critics of the shift say it will revive the worst aspects of the drug war. The judge in my case knew I was not a drug dealer but because I went to trial and lost he had to give me a mandatory sentence. Sessions made clear that the criminals he is referring to are not low-level offenders but rather major players in America's war on drugs . "If you are a drug trafficker, we will not look the other way".


Speaker Paul Ryan talks Trump during Wisconsin visit

May 14, 2017

I think we can - first of all, we have three investigations going on right now. House Speaker Paul Ryan is telling high school students that he tries to avoid looking at Twitter. "I can get to constituents and not just people coming out of state by doing telephone town halls, going to places of employment, doing office hours".


Lighthizer confirmed to be U.S. trade chief

May 13, 2017

Mexico's ties with the United States have been strained by Trump's repeated pledge to dump NAFTA if he can not secure better terms for US workers and industry in a renegotiation. Recently, he worked outside of government as a lawyer pushing for better trade treatment of US industries, like manufacturing and high-tech. He repeatedly derided it during the campaign as the worst trade deal ever and mocked his rival Hillary Clinton for her support for the agreement.


Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

May 13, 2017

The engineer in a deadly 2015 Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia could be charged by the Pennsylvania attorney general as soon as Friday even though local prosecutors had cleared him of criminal wrongdoing earlier in the week. They found no evidence he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or distracted by a cellphone. Brandon Bostian, who was charged by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, is accused of increasing the New York City-bound train's speed "to more than twice the ...


Aetna to Completely Pull Out of ObamaCare Exchanges By 2018

May 12, 2017

In addition, the balance of sick and healthy customers has been worse than expected, and premium rates on the individual insurance market went up 25 percent this year . The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress are eager to dismantle the law and supplant it with more conservative health-care policies, and Price said in a statement that Aetna's move "adds to the mountain of evidence that Obamacare has failed the American people".


Locals react to GOP health care bill

May 11, 2017

It cuts nearly all Obamacare benefits, including to childcare, Medicare and Medicaid; even employers' health care plans by turning over implementation to individual states. "You're on the right track", Cassidy told Kimmel. So there's a lot we've got to do. "The age tax would allow insurance companies to charge people over the age of 50 up to 5 times more than they charge everyone else".


Obama to talk climate change as Trump mulls ditching Paris accord

May 11, 2017

The plan comes amid Tokyo's concerns that Trump may announce a US departure from the accord at a May 26-27 summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations in Italy, the source said. France's president-elect Emmanuel Macron after casting his ballot in Le Touquet on Sunday. Trump's top spokesman had said that the administration would reach a decision on the climate pact before Trump makes his first overseas trip.


Baton Rouge cops who shot Alton Sterling won't be charged

May 10, 2017

Na'Quincy Pierson, son of Alton Sterling, smiles as he stands with Darin Fontenette, left, his football coach, outside the Triple S Food Mart, where Sterling was killed a year ago, in Baton Rouge, La ., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The prosecutor says the officers recovered a loaded revolver from Sterling's pocket. Local officials had been on edge anticipating a formal announcement, and some said they were angry that the Justice Department had not informed them of the decision before The Post's ...


Tunnel with nuclear waste collapses in Washington state; workers near site evacuated

May 10, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy said it has activated its emergency operations protocol in Hanford, a small agricultural community in south-central Washington, about 200 miles from Seattle. Hanford for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons and is now the largest USA depository of radioactive defense waste, with 56M gallons of waste, most of it in 177 underground tanks.


Teen's plea for Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record

May 10, 2017

Which, of course, is not even in the neighbourhood of the 18 million he was tasked with rounding up. At the time, the record for most retweets for a single tweet was held by Ellen DeGeneres, for her infamous 2014 Oscar selfie; according to Wendy's response, Wilkerson had to somehow top a tweet that had the combined powers of Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong'o, Kevin Spacey, and Jared Leto behind it.



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