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by | May 13, 2017 | 07:41

As civil rights groups and voting advocates question the motives of an "elections integrity" commission expected to be created by President Trump Thursday, a group known for fear-mongering about the prevalence of voter fraud slammed those critics as "accessories after the fact to voter fraud."‎.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:51

But with the FBI investigating Russian meddling in last year's election and possible ties to the Trump campaign, Sessions promised to keep his distance. Congressman Steve Cohen disagrees. "Attorney General Sessions should not have had any involvement in this decision at all", Sen. Paul and Mike Lee of Utah pushing to discard mandatory minimum sentencing because it has damaged the lives of many non-violent offenders because the federal guidelines impose penalties that outsize the crime ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:14

After back-to-back birdies following the turn, Day ended his round with three bogeys from his last four holes. "These greens get pretty crusty and, historically, whenever firm Bermuda greens are crusty to where it's tough to set the putter down, I just struggle with my alignment and it just kind of throws me off".

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:59

UNESCO adopted the resolution with 22 member states voting in favour, 10 voting against and 23 abstaining. "Yesterday, UNESCO again passed a delusional resolution regarding Israel's status in Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish People for 3,000 years", Netanyahu said , adding, "I very much appreciate the across-the-board unity of nearly all political parties in rejecting this absurd decision".

by | May 13, 2017 | 05:53

President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey sent what was expected to be a relatively sleepy week in the nation's capital into a wild-eyed frenzy. Comey's dismissal stunned lawmakers, roiled Washington politics, and deepened questions about Trump's administration and the independence of US law-enforcement agencies from political pressure.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:25

And a chance remained for more severe weather in the South. The National Weather Service said Canton was hit by four tornadoes, with two packing winds of 136 miles to 165 miles (219 km to 265 km) per hour. At least 16 people have died, and authorities are still searching for two children in Arkansas swept away by floodwaters and now presumed dead. Canton, Eustace and Fruitvale reportedly received the most damage from the storms.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:12

Speaking at a forum in the southwestern city of Ibadan, the minister said more of the girls held hostage by the insurgents would be set free as government was adopting the same method used in brokering the earlier releases . Ezeemo told newsmen in Enugu yesterday, that the release would help to check the emotional trauma the parents of the released girls might be facing for over three years.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:17

This hastily crafted bill was jammed through the House of Representatives with virtually no debate, substantive hearings or even a budget score to tally its price and its devastating effects on the families who would lose their health insurance under this legislative monstrosity.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:10

In a speech at the National Assembly, Moon pledged to work for peace on the Korean Peninsula amid growing worry over the North's expanding nuclear weapons and missiles program. Conservative critics have anxious Moon's rise to power might cause a friction with Trump, who wants to increase pressure on North Korea with the help of China, the North's largest trading partner and aid benefactor.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:04

A Tesla spokesperson said in a prepared statement the collision involved "an independently-operated shuttle carrying Tesla employees" and that all of the employees on the bus "are safe and accounted for". CHP officers who responded to the accident did not know Khin was a sheriff's deputy, but identified him based on his license information, Ahearn said.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:08

The two officers are on paid administrative leave, and an internal affairs investigation by Baton Rouge police remains pending. Police arrested almost 200 protesters in the city following Sterling's death, which occurred a day before another black man was killed by police in Minnesota.

by | May 13, 2017 | 04:51

The National Weather Service found evidence of four tornadoes with one twister possibly on the ground for 50 miles. Parts of the southern and midwestern US are bracing for more severe weather on Monday after being battered by a succession of devastating winds, tornadoes and rains over the weekend.

by | May 13, 2017 | 05:27

The church has also said the decision was not made because changes in Scout policy in the past few years to allow gay and transgender Scouts and leaders. But at least one leading Mormon scholar said that the Boy Scouts and the Mormons have been diverging on values in recent years and that the policy on gays was probably one of several contributing factors in the split.

by | May 13, 2017 | 05:40

During their last press conference Thursday, police said they were under the impression that the woman was a hostage, but were in the process of questioning her. Authorities say Bowden is suspected of fatally shooting Lt. Kevin C. Mainhart, of the Yell County Sheriff's Office, early Thursday during a traffic stop near Dardanelle, which is about 65 miles (105 kilometers) west of Little Rock.

by | May 13, 2017 | 05:19

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought Thursday to ease Turkish concerns over the White House decision to arm a Syrian Kurdish group viewed as terrorists by Ankara. Redur Khalil, the spokesman for the Kurdish militia known as the People's Protection Units, or YPG, on Thursday called on Turkey to let go of its "unjustified" fears of the group, which is battling Islamic State militants with the help of US -led airstrikes.

by | May 13, 2017 | 04:38

Spokeswoman Abby Wuellner said most of the injuries were minor and while a few kids were being looked at to rule out more serious injuries, no one was critically hurt. First responders move a driver from a school bus that crashed near Kirkwood, Mo., on Thursday, May 11, 2017 . The bus topped the guardrail and went about 15 feet (5 meters) down the embankment, coming to a rest against trees and brush.

by | May 13, 2017 | 05:24

A judge has ordered prosecutors to reverse course and charge an Amtrak engineer with involuntary manslaughter , in the 2015 crash that left eight people dead in Philadelphia. Sprague, Thomas R. Kline and Robert J. Mongeluzzi, who represent many victims of this incident, held a news conference at their Center City office, where they applauded Judge Neifield's decision.

by | May 13, 2017 | 04:10

DHS spokesman David Lapan said no announcement was planned for Friday on whether the USA government will expand the ban and that no final decision had been made on expanding the restrictions. Transportation Department data. DHS spokesman David Lapan confirmed the talks but said no announcement was planned on whether the U.S. government would expand the ban.

by | May 13, 2017 | 04:21

Groups supporting and opposing New Orleans' plans to remove three Confederate monuments gathered Sunday to make their voices heard. Marksbury said City Park was sold the land in 1900. Lee, Jefferson Davis , P.G.T. Beauregard, and Liberty Place will be replaced with new pieces honoring various aspects of the historic Battle of the Monuments (2015-2017), a heated conflict that set the city of New Orleans ablaze with obnoxious people, out-of-towners, and social media histrionics.

by | May 13, 2017 | 02:05

Those who want the monuments to remain include the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which has urged its members and supporters to hold vigils at the statues to prevent their removal. He said that rather than taking down the statues of Lee and Davis, other statues of Southern heroes, such as King and Malcolm X, should be added. "Getting here wasn't easy", wrote the majority-black city's first white mayor since the 1970s.

by | May 13, 2017 | 02:40

Tillerson presided over an April 28 meeting of ministers addressing North Korean nuclear program-related issues in UNSC countries , where he urged United Nations members to suspend or downgrade diplomatic ties with North Korea. "The last thing we would like to see is to have a conflict break out due to some miscalculation", Manalo said. The Philippine President also said Trump asked him to call Chinese President Xi Jinping to seek Beijing's intervention in the increasingly tense situation ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 01:34

According to Kim Mi-ok, Kim Hak-song had been teaching agricultural techniques at Pyongyang University for Science and Technology and did not engage in any missionary work. "First of all because North Korea really doesn't have a way of attacking the US directly other than maybe special forces, teams, that's clearly an exaggeration", said Bruce Bennett, senior defense analyst at Rand Corp.

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:31

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed an agreement recognizing the landmark Paris climate accord at a meeting of Arctic nations in Alaska on May 11, but said President Donald Trump was not rushing to decide whether to leave or weaken U.S.

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:41

Panel members from both parties followed through, blasting United CEO Oscar Munoz and other representatives of American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines. The airline has repeatedly apologized to Dao for the incident. Ranking committee member Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., said passenger rights have gotten short shrift as the industry has consolidated into four major carriers who handled 80 percent of flights.

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:03

The key takeaways from the very partisan hearings were based around the timeline and intentions leading up to the controversial firing of former National Security Advisor General Mike Flynn , and the continued questions about the Trump campaign's connections to Russian Federation.

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:42

McCabe also said there had so far been no effort to impede the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling attempts, adding "You cannot stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing, protecting the American people, and upholding the constitution".

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:45

Oliver is free on bond awaiting trial on a murder charge. For almost two weeks, the family of Jordan Edwards has been numb. In a report from Reuters, Brittany Dunn , a spokesperson for the Dallas County District Attorney's Office, confirmed in an email Thursday that the Justice Department had opened an investigation into the shooting.

by | May 13, 2017 | 00:02

May 11, 2017 - Trump tells NBC he wanted to fire Comey regardless of recommendations made by the attorney general and deputy attorney general. " Donald Trump is doing this to get out from under the Russian Federation investigation", Fallon said. But McCabe promised he would inform lawmakers immediately if the White House attempted to interfere.

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:57

Security Council, Tillerson called on countries to suspend or downgrade diplomatic ties with Pyongyang, saying it abuses diplomatic privileges to help fund its arms programs. In the most thorough explanation yet of the Trump administration's foreign policy views, Tillerson said US foreign policy priorities had gotten "a little bit out of balance" in the previous decades.

by | May 12, 2017 | 23:50

North Korea accused the USA and South Korean security agencies of planning a biochemical attack on leader Kim during April 15 celebrations in the North's capital of the anniversary of the birth of state founder Kim Il Sung. Moon came to power with a promise to review the system and he told Xi that North Korea must cease making provocations before tension over the deployment could be resolved, officials said.

by | May 12, 2017 | 21:19

Mr. Obama was present at the center's dedication ceremony, which took place in April of 2013. He and former First Lady Michele Obama are donating $2-million to summer job programs, for example. The Center's design attempts to integrate with Jackson Park, not overwhelm it, while using benefits from an estimated 700,000 annual visitors to uplift the area.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:50

Comey confirmed that then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates alerted him in January that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had lied about his conversations with Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak, and could be vulnerable to blackmail.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:04

McCain said that despite his concern that the BLM rule may be " onerous ", rejecting the CRA was necessary for the Trump administration to continue work on the issue. For months, Republicans have rammed through reversals of rules issued by President Barack Obama on issues including gun rights, coal production, hunting and money for family planning clinics.

by | May 12, 2017 | 22:02

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked on ABC's "Good Morning America" about Trump's claim in a letter to Comey notifying him of his termination that the then-FBI director assured him "on three separate occasions" that he was not under investigation.

by | May 12, 2017 | 21:09

Trump and Turnbull were set to mark the anniversary of that battle with speeches at a dinner aboard the USS Intrepid. "Everyone's talking about this phone call". Golfer Greg Norman, chairman and chief executive of Shark Industries, and Bloomberg founder Michael Bloomberg also attended. "The president has just said it".