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by | May 20, 2017 | 11:48

It paves the way for state agencies to provide assistance to those impacted by the storm that destroyed 38 mobile homes near Chetek, and badly damaged almost a dozen more. Chetek is about 110 miles (177 kilometers) northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Eau Claire. National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Hultquist said the storms covered so much ground and were so powerful because of a combination of factors, including the dry Texas air that fed them ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:43

Arrests were also made in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, and NY. The arrests followed the return of a 160-plus page indictment that targeted 83 gang members in North and South Carolina, New York City, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was part of a gang take-down operation that spanned the east coast. The gang members are accused in murders and other crimes, sources said. The number of defendants making first appearances Thursday morning at the federal courthouse in Charlotte was so ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:31

Asked outright whether he had asked Comey - as reported - to drop the investigation into the Moscow connections of his sacked national security adviser, Michael Flynn, Trump fired back: "No". The Justice Department declined to explain the decision-making involved in the appointment. President Donald Trump later acknowledged that he had already thought about dismissing Comey and had been perturbed by "this Russian Federation thing", fueling criticism that Rosenstein's memo merely served as a ...

by | May 20, 2017 | 11:14

Bond was set for $300,000 and jail records show that Oliver was released. Edwards's family issued a statement saying Oliver's arrest "has brought a bit of a reprieve in a time of intense mourning". Police initially said that the vehicle reversed "aggressively" at the approaching officers, but they later retracted that statement and said that body camera video showed that the vehicle was driving away from officers when Oliver opened fire.

by | May 20, 2017 | 10:47

In the remarks, Rosenstein also batted down news reports that Comey had ever requested more resources for the investigation, and said acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe could not recall such a request either. The reports compounded a crisis at the White House that has led to calls for the tycoon to be impeached, fanning fears that his plans for tax cuts and ramped up infrastructure spending could be knocked off course.

by | May 20, 2017 | 10:43

When a reporter asked if Trump had ordered former FBI Director James Comey to close, or back down from, the bureau's investigation of former NSA Michael Flynn, the president impatiently shot back, "No. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the decision after a week of rising pressure on the Justice Department to ensure the probe remains independent of the White House.

by | May 20, 2017 | 10:16

More than 30 states have some kind of voter ID law in place. The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to reinstate North Carolina's voter identification law that a lower court said targeted African Americans "with nearly surgical precision".

by | May 20, 2017 | 09:35

Reacting to the appointment, Trump earlier said a thorough investigation will prove that no such collusion took place. On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be the special counsel .

by | May 20, 2017 | 09:31

Rojas told police that he was under the influence of marijuana and PCP , according to the complaint. "I laced the marijuana with PCP". The NYPD is working with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office to determine Rojas' mental health and whether he was on drugs at the time of the incident, Aubry said.

by | May 20, 2017 | 08:37

Avery, the ninth most popular name for girls in 2015, slipped to the 16th spot. At the time of a child's birth, parents supply the name to the agency when applying for a child's Social Security card. 4 to No. 2. Kehlani, which could be attributed to Kehlani Parrish, a 2016 Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, rose 2,487 spots on the girls' list to No.

by | May 20, 2017 | 08:07

The song includes the lyrics "Ain't no crying in the club/Let the beat carry your tears as they fall baby". This week, Cabello shared on Twitter that her album follows her journey over the past year from "darkness into light". "It was kinda like how the writing process was saying to me". The singer-songwriter told Complex that she's "so excited" to share the first installment from her upcoming album The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving.

by | May 20, 2017 | 06:52

Uribe and Pastrana are among the most prominent voices opposing peace deals with the rebel forces. At the White House press conference, President Santos was asked by a reporter whether he supported a wall between the USA and Mexico as a strategy to stop the flow of drugs.

by | May 20, 2017 | 06:46

Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012 when he took refuge to avoid extradition to Sweden over the rape allegations. The 45-year-old Australian has always denied the allegations, which he feared would lead to him being extradited to the United States and facing trial over the leak of hundreds of thousands of secret American military and diplomatic documents.

by | May 20, 2017 | 06:46

On March 26, Biden stated during a panel at Colgate University that he had decided not to enter the 2016 presidential race because he was still grieving the death of his son, Beau Biden. Biden did suggest, however, that he still thinks Clinton would've been a more effective leader than Trump had she won. In a recent poll by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling , Biden was shown to have the best chance of beating Trump if the election were held today.

by | May 20, 2017 | 06:44

But under Arkansas laws, the police are apparently forbidden from divulging any information about sexual misconduct involving children. The major TV networks are fighting over an exclusive interview with the four Duggar sisters following their lawsuit against a tabloid magazine and Arkansas authorities who allowed their names to be revealed as alleged victims of sexual molestation by their older brother Josh Duggar.

by | May 20, 2017 | 06:08

Ford declined to comment on any job cuts but said it remains focused on its core strategies to " drive profitable growth ". The job cuts will come through buyout packages released to eligible employees in June. General Motors and Fiat Chrysler have cut hourly jobs since the end of previous year, as the first decline in USA auto sales since 2009 has resulted in excess inventories of new cars on dealer lots.

by | May 20, 2017 | 05:01

For one, the arrangement upends the idea that the US and China will launch a trade war, Vice Commerce Minister Yu Jianhua said Friday. US beef could start entering China as soon as July 16th. China represents 12 percent of the world beef trade and has a growing appetite for beef , he said. The U.S. has emphasized its safe production system, and most concerns have been addressed, he said.

by | May 20, 2017 | 04:52

The statue - which honors the man who led a Confederate army in the attack that launched the Civil War - is the third of four Confederate-era monuments vowed to take down, according to the city. Lee's is the last to be removed in accordance with a 2015 City Council vote. Friday's removal effort comes after a long and divisive battle over whether old South emblems represent racism or an honorable heritage.

by | May 20, 2017 | 02:05

Ryan argued that "we would spell disaster for ourselves, politically. if we go back on our word". Collins also complained that the House rushed a vote before the Congressional Budget Office could complete its cost-benefit analysis. 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.

by | May 20, 2017 | 01:19

Hartless then entered the nursing home and fatally shot two employees there ― one identified as his ex-girlfriend, 46-year-old Marlina Medrano, and Cindy Krantz, 48 ― before he killed himself, police say. Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Disario responded to a report of a man with a gun. The hostages escaped unharmed, as did all 23 residents of the nursing home.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:41

The Ferris wheel was shut down while the rest of the Rhododendron Carnival at Memorial Field in downtown Port Townsend continued Thursday evening. At least three people, including one child, fell from the Ferris wheel with a height of about 9 meters (30 feet) at the festival in Port Townsend in the us state of Washington Thursday night.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:22

Shelby told the court on Monday that she fired her weapon that day because "I feared for my life". Officer Shelby has been on unpaid leave from the Tulsa Police Department since she was charged. Crutcher then collapses to the ground and Shelby yells into the radio, "Shots fired!" Jordan told reporters earlier Thursday that Shelby's employment status was being evaluated by the legal and human resources departments within the Police Department and the city of Tulsa.

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:10

At least 32 outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium (also known as " Crypto ") linked to swimming pools or water playgrounds in the United States were reported in 2016, compared with 16 outbreaks in 2014, according to preliminary data published today in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report .

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:08

A Justice Department official said the attorney general has now also met with them. It was not immediately clear how many candidates Trump plans to interview. Some of the appeal of Lieberman to Trump may be in a personal connection. When asked if he'd take the position, Leiberman said he'd "rather not say".

by | May 19, 2017 | 15:01

Twenty three people were struck by the auto before it was stopped by a security barrier. The deceased was an 18-year-old woman who was visiting the city, and her sister, 13, was also injured. However, details of the case were not immediately available. Elizabeth Long, of Dayton, Ohio, was walking to the Hard Rock Cafe when she saw a maroon vehicle heading toward her on the sidewalk.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:59

Lieberman gave a thumbs-up to reporters camped out on the White House driveway and said "It was a good meeting". "If you're asked by a president, when the focus of my life has been public service, " Lieberman said, "you really have to give it the most serious consideration - and I did give the United Nations ambassadorship serious consideration".

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:52

Democrats cast the decision to fire Comey as an effort to obstruct the FBI's probe, a charge the White House has denied. He gave no indication that those discussions or others were taped. The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, Richard Durbin, slammed the president after Friday's tweets, telling MSNBC that the president is "dangerous because he may be obstructing justice in terms of the investigation.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:34

A November 25 news release from Trump's transition team quoted Lieberman praising Trump's selection of K.T. McFarland as deputy national security adviser. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called Lieberman a "pillar of credibility." Sen. He campaigned for Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton, in 2016 after endorsing Republican presidential nominee John McCain in 2008.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:21

But leader Kim Jong Un has promised a sixth nuclear test, warning that his country's weapons could strike the USA mainland. "The launch of such ballistic missiles is a serious threat to our country", Abe said, considering the action a grave threat to the region and a violation of United Nations resolutions on North Korea's arms programs.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:23

In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week . But before the reporter had the chance to finish his question, Trump interrupted him with an assertive "no" and said "next question".

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:10

Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) is defending his vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, telling constituents at a town hall meeting Saturday there is "misinformation" about its replacement. NBC News is only aware of one CBO score that the GOP had received for its health care legislation, and that was provided for an older version of the bill that failed to make it to the floor of Congress.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:55

The post also stated that the drill involved ship-to-shore air assault from the South Korean naval vessel Dokdo. President Moon is adopting a softer stance on both THAAD and North Korea than his impeached predecessor Park Geun-hye. A North Korean missile launch this week came as China was hosting world leaders - including a delegation from Pyongyang - for a forum to promote the One Belt, One Road trade and infrastructure development initiative.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:52

Trump's position on the matter stands in direct contrast with the posture of nearly all lawmakers, both Democrats and Republicans, who have received Mueller's appointment favourably. "Launching a leadership PAC sometimes signals an intent to run for higher office, which in Pence's case, has been a topic of public interest ever since he was first nominated", Sheila Krumholz , of the Center for Responsible Politics, said.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:29

No". What is your response to the president calling this the greatest witch hunt ever and saying that all the illegal acts by Hillary Clinton during the campaign and in the Obama administration did not warrant the same? "There's no collusion between, certainly, myself and my campaign - but I can only speak for myself - and the Russians".

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:21

Federal Aviation Administration. Teterboro Airport closed because of the crash, it said in a statement. Flights are being allowed to depart again from a small New Jersey airport that was shuttered after a deadly jet crash. It hit a building in an industrial area about a quarter-mile from the airport, skidded across the roof and hit another building before coming to rest on the pavement.