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by | May 13, 2017 | 11:33

As Trump sought to cap the story, blaming Comey's dismissal on his apparent unsuitability for the job, an alternative account began emerging of what might have gone wrong. "You have to remember, these agents have families they need to support", the former official said. The president, in the television interview, repeated "I am not under investigation" when asked about Comey's sworn testimony that there is an ongoing probe into his 2016 president campaign and possible collusion with the ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:33

I think a goal of Republicans' questioning Yates about the order was to defend the White House from the conclusion that it recklessly ignored Yates' guidance about Flynn. "What if we had just dismissed somebody because a political opponent of the president had made an utterance?" Yates' answers contradicted the White House's account of how those events transpired, and forced Sean Spicer on Tuesday to offer a "stunning" explanation for the administration's tepid response to Flynn's ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:23

The statue is the second of four Confederate-era structures scheduled for removal by the Louisiana city. The New Orleans city council in 2015 voted 6-1 to to take the statues down, but the order was delayed until April due to a series of legal fights.

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:10

Officials said that Vladimir Putin had requested the meeting, a quid-pro-quo for his recent face-to-face with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow. "Some photographs are distributed by TASS as with any other news agency", he said, adding that there was nothing unusual about the photoshoot with Trump and Lavrov.

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:06

Susan Collins, R-Maine, the longest-serving female GOP senator, said of the group's lack of women. Now, in the days since the House reversed itself and approved a health-care bill, that group, which now numbers 13, is at the center of a fragile connection between hard-liners and leadership that may be the Senate's best chance to pass its own version.

by | May 13, 2017 | 11:06

Kirkersville is a small village in central Ohio . Thorp called it a hard day for all. His last radio communication indicated he had a visual on the suspect. A woman who works about a block away said she heard gunshots followed by screaming and then sirens. A home across the street reportedly was damaged by a stray bullet, but Thorp said that had not been confirmed to have been part of Friday's incident.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:53

The act made coverage more comprehensive and prevented insurers from selling bare-bones plans that had cheaper premiums but often exposed consumers to huge medical bills after they sought care. For his part, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said during an interview with " Fox News Sunday " that he spoke with members of the Senate working group and is certain they will draft legislation that's compatible with what the House passed.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:42

However, those close to Comey tell a very different story. But a current and former Federal Bureau of Investigation official told the network the president's account was inaccurate. Spicer had been absent from the press briefing room for two days while serving Navy Reserve duty at the Pentagon. In his short letter to Comey, Trump made a specific point of mentioning that he "appreciated" how the FBI told him three times he was not personally under investigation over Russian Federation.

by | May 13, 2017 | 10:20

Authorities say a police officer was wounded amid reports of a shooting at an OH nursing home. None of the 23 nursing home residents were injured, Thorp said, noting some had barricaded themselves in their rooms during the shooting. "We're just very much on guard", she said. Then I heard sirens. According to the Ohio Department of Health, the facility holds 24 beds, which are certified for both Medicare and Medicaid.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:35

In honor of Kirkersville Police Chief Steven E. Disario, who was killed in the line of duty May 12, 2017 . She lived on the same street as he did in the nearby village of Utica. The suspect gunman is also dead after turning his weapon on himself. It is unclear how the shooter gained access to the building, which was usually secured, Thorp said.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:28

Those tweets were an apparent defense of deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, whose account of Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey conflicted with his own. He said that if the investigation gets short-circuited there will continue to be a "dark cloud" over the administration. "The president has nothing further to add on that", he said, adding that he didn't think it was a threat.

by | May 13, 2017 | 09:02

The February resignation followed media reports that Flynn had discussed US -imposed sanctions on Russian Federation with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition period, which was contrary to the public representations of the White House.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:44

The cause of the recall was a malfunctioning safety sensor that is "potentially" linked to one crash-related 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 | 08:30

Georgia will take on the Bulls at 3 p.m. Saturday. With the win, the Aggies claimed their 20th victory of the 2017 season. The Yellow Jackets (18-7), meanwhile, advanced with a 4-1 victory over Minnesota (17-11) in the opening match of the tournament.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:28

Thursday along Edgewood Drive. The teenager was reported missing on Tuesday after Bove - identified by Lt. Eric Hermick, head of the state police major crimes unit - did not bring her back from an outing, Ashtabula police said. Working on additional information Thursday night, law enforcement and firefighters in Saybrook Township, Ohio, searched for the teen in a field and wooded area.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:17

Mr Sessions' predecessor, Eric Holder, had instructed prosecutors in 2013 to avoid pursuing the maximum punishment for criminals in cases such as minor drug offences, which would have triggered mandatory minimum sentencing . Combined, those changes led to a steep decline in a federal prison population that now stands at just under 190,000, down from almost 220,000 in 2013.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:11

The new criminal justice policy "ensures that the Department enforces the law fairly and consistently, advances public safety and promotes respect for our legal system", he said in a memo released to the public on Friday. "If you are a drug trafficker, we will not look the other way", Sessions said Friday at the Justice Department . In a July 2015 policy shift, Obama and Holder - both African-Americans - blamed mandatory minimum sentencing for filling prisons to record levels, 2.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:04

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident, which occurred at Pine Kirk Care Center in central Ohio Friday morning. The shooting was reported at 7:50 a.m., according to the Columbus Dispatch . WBNS TV reports that the gunman first shot the officer, then went into the nursing home and shot two more people before turning the gun on himself.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:59

According to an ABC News report , Disario responded to a call regarding a man with a gun. Told Thorp, 'This is the situation, we don't know the cause or goal or what drove the individual to do this'. Disario was fatally shot after seeing the shooter who was holding two people hostage in a small wooded area behind the nursing home, Thorp said at an afternoon news conference.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:54

In a visit to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence dismissed questions about the Russian Federation probe, saying "that is not what this is about". "This is a continuing pattern of disrespecting the men and women who serve in our intelligence community". However, King went on to say that President Trump needs to do a better job at communicating his message and agenda to the American people, more talking less tweeting.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:52

The HECC board also voted on tuition increases for other schools. Under state law, the UO can raise tuition only up to 5 percent a year without state approval. The statewide commission did say "no" twice to two of Oregon's largest universities: University of OR and Portland State University. The universities could avoid returning to the HECC if they can rewrite their budgets with tuition increases that are less than 5 percent.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:30

Six in 10 independent voters and 16 percent of Republicans, however, also expressed opposition to the health care bill. High-risk pools are established at the state level, subsidizing the cost of health care for the small segment of the population that is expensive to cover, and can not find affordable insurance through the normal marketplace, or the other avenues listed above.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:12

Only 20 percent of people said they liked him, meaning he's even less popular than Trump. They've distanced the decision from the FBI probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 campaign, only to later suggest Comey's firing would aid the investigation.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:07

The bus was carrying 55 Tesla employees when it slammed into Volkswagen Beetle driven by the deputy, which had been stopped in traffic. "The vehicle was crushed and the driver was trapped inside, and he passed away on the scene", he said, adding that it was unclear why the auto had stopped.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:54

Investigators believe the gunman shot Disario, went into the nursing home and fatally shot two workers, according to the sheriff. Chief Disario was 36-years-old. Rogers said Friday she could hear a man yelling and screaming but wasn't sure what he was saying. Sheriff's deputies arriving to back up Disario found the chief shot in the alley, Thorp said.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:56

Here's what other media outlets have to say about "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye". And the math is still extremely daunting: House Freedom Caucus radicals simply want a bill that doesn't appear to have 50 votes in the Senate. "We're not going to rush it", Republican Senator John Thune of South Dakota said . Former President Barack Obama says congressional lawmakers should show political courage and not repeal the health care law that was the signature legislative achievement of his ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:53

Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said the three were killed at the nursing and rehabilitation center in the 200 block of East Main Street. It is unclear how the shooter gained access to the building, which was usually secured, Thorp said.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:52

Peter's Square. Pope Francis is visiting th. The pope's trip was planned for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Mary's apparitions to three shepherd children in Fatima. Since that time, Lucas "has been completely well and has no symptoms or after effects", the child's father said. The 3rd shepherd is still in the process of becoming a saint.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:47

She was found not guilty on two mail fraud and two wire fraud charges. Brown was found not guilty on four of the 22 total charges. Judge Timothy Corrigan says the verdict will be read at 2 p.m. An FBI accountant testified Brown, who earned around $175,000 a year as a member of Congress with a pension from the Florida Legislature, spent an average of $1,438 per month more than her reported income.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:45

Former Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders said: "The sole objective of this commission is to propagate a myth and to give encouragement to Republican governors and state legislators to increase voter suppression". Christy McCormick, a former Justice Department attorney and a member of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, also will be on the panel. Mr Trump won the presidency with an Electoral College victory despite losing to Mrs Clinton by almost three million votes.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:43

Pence was speaking to military families at the White House as part of National Military Spouse Appreciation Day, when he accidentally elbowed the small boy in the face while making a hand gesture. Vice President Pence and his wife, Karen hosted military families, according to New York Magazine. "Excuse me?" he asked while Pence greeted other children, rolling his eyes when his pleas went unheard.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:37

Sessions issued a new policy instructing federal prosecutors to charge individuals with the "most serious, readily provable offense". While not leaving much room for prosecutorial discretion, Sessions does outline certain exceptions. "war on drugs", prevent judges from applying discretion when sentencing certain drug offences and are instead determined by the quantity of drugs involved in the crime.

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:30

In choosing this moment to resurrect the demons of the war on drugs , perhaps Sessions is aiming to distract voters from Russian connections, failed health care initiatives and inexplicable drone attacks on faraway lands. But in his speech Friday, Sessions asserted that the policy change is aimed not at low-level drug users, but rather drug dealers and traffickers. And even if they opt not to pursue the most serious charges, prosecutors are still required to provide judges with all the ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 06:26

Police are not always on duty, Thorp said. "My neighbor told me that someone had shot a police officer and to go insideand lock my doors and call 911, and that's what I did". Kirkersville is a village in central OH with a population of around 500. “These things dont happen here.”. "You don't expect something like that to happen in a small town like this", the 50-year-old resident said.

by | May 13, 2017 | 05:51

But I didn't hit enough fairways, didn't hit enough greens. Starting on the 10th, there were birdies on that opening par-four, the 16th and the 17th. Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy also played in the afternoon, which was getting hotter and drier as the course was getting even firmer and faster.