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Trump asked Comey to end investigation of Michael Flynn

Trump asked Comey to end investigation of Michael Flynn With any number of Democrats drawing parallels between the Trump White House and Richard Nixon's downfall in the Watergate scandal, Rep. Justin Amash of MI became the first Republican to raise the spectre of impeachment. Trump has looked to stay loyal to Flynn, despite the fact that he fired his top national security aide in February after it became clear that he did not properly disclose the natu... [Full Article...]

Parents arrested after newborn baby bitten by rats almost 100 times

Parents arrested after newborn baby bitten by rats almost 100 times They're being held in the Columbia County jail without bail. An examination has revealed that the infant had 75 to 100 rat bites all over her body, including on her arms, fingers, hands and face. and he saw blood everywhere. The website stated that the mother put her child in a bassinet at 5:30 a.m. "Williams stated that she does not know how the parents did not wake up because the baby was slee... [Full Article...]

Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

The Nets, who finished with the worst record in the National Basketball Association (20-62), would have held the best odds (25%) to lock up the top pick, but the Celtics exercised their right to swap first-round picks this year as part of the 2013 dubious trade that brought Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from Boston to Brooklyn. [Full Article...]

Forecast: Days of rain will lead to a cooler weekend around Topeka

Forecast: Days of rain will lead to a cooler weekend around Topeka Expect plenty of sunshine again today with SW winds increasing from 5-10 miles per hour this morning to 10-15 miles per hour this afternoon. Tuesday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely mainly after 1 a.m. Rain and storm chances will increase for Monday . Winds may gust as high as 46 miles per hour. Wednesday NightPartly cloudy, with a low around 52. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief sacking: 'Four to be interviewed' to replace Comey

The candidate nominated to succeed Comey must be someone who will be supported by Democratic and Republican senators alike. In an exclusive one-on-one with NBC's Lester Holt, President Trump explains why he fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . [Full Article...]

Embattled White House lurches from crisis to crisis

Embattled White House lurches from crisis to crisis United States President Donald Trump had asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) chief James Comey to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's Russian Federation connections, according to Washington Post reports. [Full Article...]

White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

Dover Marshal's Chief Barry Walker gave the history of National Police Week . Fox said at least one law enforcement officer has died for each year Montana has been a state. "They served and sacrificed for a objective far greater than themselves". "They have given their lives to preserve the fundamental values to protect our way of life". [Full Article...]

Severe Storms And Tornadoes Possible In Nation's Midsection

Severe Storms And Tornadoes Possible In Nation's Midsection The greater risk for severe storms in central Oklahoma, including Oklahoma appears, to be on Thursday. "There is definitely the potential for all the severe weather hazards", including tornadoes and hail, Hultquist said. The best chance for storms on Saturday will be in the morning with more isolated storms by the afternoon if not dry. By the time the storms arrive, the biggest threats will be d... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Over NC Voter ID Law

The law passed by the Republican-controlled legislature required voters to show an approved ID and reduced the number of early voting days. North Carolina legislators had requested data on voting patterns by race and, with that data in hand, drafted a law that would "target African-Americans with nearly surgical precision", the court said. [Full Article...]

New FBI director could be selected by end of week

Cornyn said in a statement that he had informed the White House that "the best way I can serve is continuing to fight for a conservative agenda in the U.S. It is possible other candidates could be considered, officials said, and the ultimate decision falls to Trump. The last time Texans voted in a special election to fill the term of a senator who left his post was 1993, when Lloyd Bentsen... [Full Article...]

New US ambassador to Israel prays at Western Wall

New US ambassador to Israel prays at Western Wall A senior member of the USA delegation helping to prepare President Donald Trump's visit to Israel next week denied a request that would have allowed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit the Western Wall alongside Trump, saying that "it's not your territory". [Full Article...]

Mississippi man sentenced for hate-crime killing of transgender woman

Mississippi man sentenced for hate-crime killing of transgender woman Vallum was at a fellow gang member's house on Dauphin Island, Alabama, when he said he saw Williamson, picked her up and drove her to his family home in rural George County to carry out of the murder. According to the Justice Department, Vallum chose to kill Williamson after learning that a friend had discovered Williamson was transgender. Public defender Ellen Allred outlined how "Vallum lived ... [Full Article...]

Taylor Swift hires sexual assault expert for harassment trial

Taylor Swift hires sexual assault expert for harassment trial Swift chose to countersue for battery and assault, and in an interesting move brought on University of Colorado gender studies professor Lorraine Bayard de Volo as an expert in the case. Given that idealized masculinity entails dominance, leadership, authority, and assertiveness, this encounter would register as a blow to his sense of masculinity. [Full Article...]

School budgets, boards, propositions up for vote Tuesday

School budgets, boards, propositions up for vote Tuesday PHOENIXVILLE Despite some school officials saying they thought there was still some work to do, it appears property owners in the Phoenixville Area School District should get ready for another tax hike. "We have expressed our concerns with school finances and that we need to do something about getting an increase in state funding to take the burden off property taxes", board member Albert Miller s... [Full Article...]

Artist projects words 'pay Trump bribes here' onto DC hotel

Artist projects words 'pay Trump bribes here' onto DC hotel The artist first attracted attention back in 2015 for projecting animated poop emojis with the hashtag #JaredLies onto the outside of a Subway that was set to open in his Mount Pleasant neighborhood in DC. "We're the unofficial resident artists of the Trump Hotel", he joked. In January, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a government watchdog group, filed a lawsu... [Full Article...]

Plane with 4 on board from New York missing in Bahamas

Monday, the Coast Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration said. The people on board the plane were identified as Nathan Ulrich and Jennifer Blumin of NY, along with her 4-year-old and 10-year-old sons. The plane, which took from Puerto Rico, was last detected Monday traveling near the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas at around 24,000 feet, according to The New York Post. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets warning to Comey about 'leaking to the press'

Trump in the past and said he had no knowledge of Mr. Trump recording phone calls. He said that Democrats have been "hypocrites" regarding Comey, since his conduct during the Clinton email investigation gave Mrs. In this image provided by NBC News, President Donald Trump is interviewed by NBC's Lester Holt, Thursday, May 11, 2017. "They wanted him fired or whatever", he said. [Full Article...]

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

The lawmakers called for a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director without any political background and said Trump would need to hand over to Congress any taped conversations with Comey, if they exist. And on Friday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to deny that Trump may have recorded his conversation with Comey. In this image provided by NBC News, President Donald Tru... [Full Article...]

Attorney General Sessions orders tougher drug crime prosecutions

Attorney General Sessions orders tougher drug crime prosecutions Ames Grawert, counsel in the Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, said he expects the Justice Department "will keep USA attorneys on a very tight leash", based on the wording in Mr. "Instead, we must direct resources to treatment and to specifically combating violent crime", said Brett Tolman, a former USA attorney in Utah. "By definition, the most serious offenses are those that car... [Full Article...]

New details in grand jury report on Penn State fraternity death

Authorities announced more than 850 charges for Beta Theta Pi and 18 of its fraternity members involved in the "pledge night" that resulted in Piazza's death. At 10:48 a.m., a fraternity member called 911. Penn State permanently banned Beta Theta Pi on March 30, citing a history of excessive drinking, hazing, and drug use. [Full Article...]


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