by | May 13, 2017 | 15:02

USDA's rural development functions will report directly to the secretary thus eliminating the undersecretary for rural development. According to information released by the USDA, the creation of the new undersecretary for trade addresses congressional direction included in the 2014 Farm Bill .

by | May 13, 2017 | 15:01

Shortly after speaking about the opioid crisis in Charleston, West Virginia, Sessions sent a memorandum to federal prosecutors across the country, ordering them to "charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense" in all cases.

by | May 13, 2017 | 14:56

The issue of "perfect accuracy"- like so many other topics - came up during the daily press briefing because Trump had tweeted about it earlier in the day. Spicer said he wasn't "aware" of anyone in the White House who has a recording of the dinner while refusing to answer questions about whether Trump is actually recording his meetings.

by | May 13, 2017 | 14:45

A Quinnipiac University National survey released Thursday found that just 21 percent of us voters support the recently revised American Health Care Act , which looks to undo much of President Barack Obama's signature health care law through refundable tax credits, overhauls to Medicaid and an expansion of health savings accounts, among other things.

by | May 13, 2017 | 14:40

Jeff Sessions touts himself as a champion of public safety, and they want to waste taxpayers' money on people who aren't that much of a threat". We're thankful for your support in every way . "If you are a drug trafficker, we will not look the other way". Some supporters of Obama-era policies, which eased federal prison overcrowding and contributed to a national reassessment of how drug criminals were prosecuted and sentenced, said Sessions' order will revive the worst aspects of the ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 14:40

Perhaps the only way Harden can shake off and get past his dismal performance is to start over and shave off his beard. "Everybody picked it up", Popovich said. D'Antoni had a wonderful regular season, and I think his positive demeanor and temperament were what this team probably needed coming off of the storm clouds of the Dwight Howard era, but this series (and Thursday night, particularly) was all of his nightmares wrapped up in two weeks.

by | May 13, 2017 | 14:35

Trump fired Comey this week ostensibly because of his handling of the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server; critics say that Trump is trying to quash the agency's investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the presidential election.

by | May 13, 2017 | 14:21

On Friday, Democrat Marc Pocan of the District 2, which neighbors Ryan's district, held a town hall in Kenosha, right in the heart of District 1. "Those are the things that I got elected to do", Ryan said. "We've got three investigations on all things Russian Federation right now: a House investigation, a Senate investigation, and, yes, still an ongoing professional FBI investigation", Ryan said.

by | May 13, 2017 | 14:18

Instead, she said, McGahn summoned her to his White House office a second time to inquire why she was so concerned that one Trump administration official had lied to another one. It took 18 days before the President dismissed Mr Flynn. Rather, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and press secretary Sean Spicer dismissed the warning as a mere "heads-up".

by | May 13, 2017 | 13:57

The man was clothed except for a shirt, and his body showed no obvious signs of trauma. The body found on Tuesday was a man also. The discovery came a day after the body of another man was recovered in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in the park.

by | May 13, 2017 | 13:42

The candidate that agrees to wait four years might be able to wrangle a larger slice of Olympic revenues - perhaps hundreds of thousands of dollars - and demand other concessions. Meanwhile, it also presented the beauty and the spirit of the city. "We keep looking for the hole in this bid and we can't find it", Garcetti recalled the International Olympic Committee member telling him.

by | May 13, 2017 | 13:29

The baby was eventually released from the hospital, and police determined the formula the baby ate was purchased from the Fry's store at 7050 E. 22nd St. Fry's personnel continued to assist in attempting to locate any returns of formula that may have been conducted at their stores. But the TPD also warned that Laplante may have tampered with other brands as well.

by | May 13, 2017 | 13:23

The boy then jumps in the face of another student in a "menacing manner", the detective detailed in an email description of the video that was originally sent to the Cincinnati Inquirer , according to the report. "A boy is in the bathroom punching and threatening and assaulting other children, and the son of my client walks in", family lawyer Jennifer Branch told WLWT .

by | May 13, 2017 | 13:17

Upward of 90 percent of Boy Scouts in the Grand Teton Council belong to Mormon troops. The church will also continue to support all teenage Mormons who want to become Eagle Scouts, the prestigious rank associated with the Boy Scouts. And he said the church has indicated it will continue to support the Friends of Scouting program, which provides donations to support Scouting in the Grand Teton Council.

by | May 13, 2017 | 12:55

The city removed the Battle of Liberty Place monument three weeks ago, which was erected by a white supremacist group to commemorate a deadly insurrection against New Orleans' racially integrated police department and government in 1874.

by | May 13, 2017 | 12:27

Thorp said Disario, a Licking County resident, had six children and was expecting a seventh. One of the vehicles searched was at a nearby gas station in Kirkersville in central Ohio . A woman who works about a block from where an OH police chief and two nursing home employees were killed says she heard gunshots followed by screaming and then sirens.

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:58

Comey has not confirmed Trump's account. The president's advisers said this week that Trump fired Comey on Tuesday in response to a recommendation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. At one point in the article, the Times describes the sources as "associates" of Comey's. White House officials insist the firing had nothing to do with the Russian Federation probe, though the president appears to have undermined that assertion during a televised interview Thursday.

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:45

Yates for example testified that she had seen a readout of an interview Flynn gave to the Federal Bureau of Investigation during January, before she headed to meet McGahn. At the time she was sacked, Yates was also a key official involved in the investigation of national security adviser Michael Flynn . The Mainstream Media narrative has now feverishly obsessed over why Trump hired Flynn in the first place, and not only that, but why he didn't fire him right away after Yates' urgent ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:31

The Ohio State Highway Patrol confirms a Kirkersville police officer was shot while responding to an active shooter situation at a nursing and rehabilitation center in Kirkersville, Ohio . Lt. Sellers says the sheriff has requested assistance from the Ohio BCI who is on the way now. He had six children, and one more "on the way", Mr Thorp said, adding that "it's a real hard day for all of us".

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:26

The official also pushed back on critics who have questioned whether Trump should have met in the Oval Office with Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak, whose interactions with Trump campaign officials have come under scrutiny by federal and congressional investigators.

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:18

In a series of tweets, Mr Trump threatened Mr Comey and also warned that he may cancel all White House press briefings. A businessman and reality television star who never served in public office, Trump may not have understood that by tradition, Federal Bureau of Investigation directors are not supposed to be political loyalists, which is why Congress in the 1970s passed a law giving them 10-year terms to make them independent of the president.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:39

Students at Texas Southern University in Houston had circulated a petition demanding the Texas senator be withdrawn as a commencement speaker, citing various stances he has taken. Texas Southern University has canceled a commencement speech by Senator John Cornyn, a high-ranking Republican in the U.S. Senate, which was planned for Saturday.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:28

The revelations did not in themselves represent a development that could break open the mystery of Moscow's meddling with last year's election and increasingly vocal Democratic claims of collusion between Russian Federation and members of the President's inner circle.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:25

Mr Trump has said Mr Comey told him three times he was not a target of the FBI inquiry, fuelling accusations the president was interfering in the investigation. In the tweet, Trump also warned Comey about leaking to the press: "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" The president, Vice President Pence and administration spokespeople have offered a dizzying variety of reasons for Comey's ouster.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:50

A shooting near a small-town OH nursing home killed a police officer and injured multiple people on Friday morning, according to reports . The incident was reported at Pine Kirk Care Center , WSYX reported. The Republican governor says the gesture honors those who lost their lives in "senseless acts of violence" in Kirkersville, a village about 25 miles (39 kilometers) east of Columbus.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:36

The company said it is aware of two accidents in which this problem may have played a role, which resulted in one death and two injuries. The recall covers certain versions of the 2013 through 2016 Ram 1500 and 2500 and the 2014 through 2016 Ram 3500.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:04

During that stretch, the Tigers turned the ball over nine times, split the draws and struggled to win the 50-50 balls. Freshman Pietro Rimondini secured Cornell's first singles point with a two-set win in 6-2 and 6-3 decisions. Attacker Julia Collins glided sideways into an open space in front of the goal and midfielder Jenna Collins put a pass right into the stick of her sister, whose goal from the doorstep proved the game-winner in the biggest victory in the 10-year history of Navy ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:01

Media captionWhy does Wisconsin send so many black people to jail? Sessions has specifically cited the dangers drugs pose to society as a rationale for stronger sentences. Sessions' new policy has "taken away from judges what exactly they are supposed to do", said Sharp, who joined a private law firm after leaving the bench.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:59

A source who wished to remain anonymous said the entire back and forth process with CBO and the parliamentarian could take weeks, but in the end Senate Republicans could get a final piece of legislation accomplished by the end of June, or early July.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:55

Trump said he wanted the FBI's investigation into Russia's election meddling to be "absolutely done properly". Generally not seen in the press briefings, she first showed up at the May 5 briefing, and once again on Wednesday, when Spicer was absent due to Naval Reserve duty.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:34

Media reports also say police searched a house in the nearby village of Utica on Friday. After the gunman shot the police chief, the two hostages ran away and were not harmed, DeWine said. The village is about 24 miles east of Columbus. Disario had only been chief of the police department for about three weeks, and he had six children and was expecting the birth of a seventh, according to NBC4.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:31

Upon arriving at the scene, police found the shooter holding two people hostage in a wooded area behind the Pine Kirk Care Center before gunfire erupted. Neither the condition nor the identities of the two injured and hospitalized victims from the OH nursing home shooting have been released by Licking County law enforcement officials.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:02

Sheriff's deputies arriving to back up Disario found the chief shot in the alley, Thorp said. Police say a gunman killed Kirkersville Chief Steven Eric Disario and two female employees at Pine Kirk Care Center . They have all been taken to area hospitals. They were removed so the scene could be processed, he said. None of the residents was injured. Investigators believe the gunman shot Disario, went into the nursing home and fatally shot two workers, according to the sheriff.

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 | 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".