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by | May 23, 2017 | 11:57

A police report said police were called to the home of Elam's girlfriend around 4:00 AM. According to the police report, Elam's girlfriend suffered a small cut on her right index finger and left foot in the altercation. This news comes on the heels of drug charges the 25-year-old Elam faced in February. He has a hearing scheduled for the latter arrest on May 30. Elam was a first-round pick of the Ravens in 2013, but shortly after this first arrest, the team decided not to exercise its ...

by | May 23, 2017 | 11:51

Fired FBI Director James Comey and special counsel Robert Mueller intend to speak before Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee after Memorial Day, CNN reported . It was Trump's first time taking questions since his Justice Department named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to probe Russia's involvement in the 2016 election.

by | May 23, 2017 | 11:29

The 38 North analysis points out that the distance flown by the missile means it could strike a USA military base at Guam. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday it is time for many nations to "send a strong, unified message that this is unacceptable, and I think you'll see the global community do that".

by | May 23, 2017 | 11:28

The CSRs, officially transfers to insurance companies who provide lower-cost health insurance plans on Affordable Care Act exchanges, have been under legal challenge by House Republicans who believed that former President Barack Obama didn't have the legal authority to pay them.

by | May 23, 2017 | 10:58

Ohio State, USC , Florida, Baylor and Kent State will also advance to the match-play portion of the championships. In a rematch of the thrilling 2015 NCAA final, the Cardinal will face No. Kendra Dalton posted the top score for the Cougars, tying for 36th place at +4. No. 35 North Carolina (+56) missed the cut by one stroke, followed by No.

by | May 23, 2017 | 10:49

Bill Cosby has arrived at the Pittsburgh courthouse where jury selection in his sex assault case is getting underway. The initial questioning Monday in Pittsburgh suggests it may take some time to find an unbiased jury. "It's one thing to set aside intellectually what you know, but it's another to set it aside emotionally", said Laurie Levenson, a Loyola Law School professor.

by | May 23, 2017 | 10:33

Trekking officials in Nepal say they have a rescued the Taiwanese man who was missing on a mountain for 47 days, but his girlfriend had died just three days before they were discovered. At that altitude, Yearwood was in what is described as the "Death Zone" of Everest; an area where the air is so thin, humans only have a matter of hours before vital organs begin to shut down.

by | May 23, 2017 | 10:26

It's the second consecutive week that the Marquette area had the lowest average price. The most expensive gas price averages in Georgia were in Savannah at $2.22 per gallon, Atlanta at $2.21 and Columbus at $2.18. If gas prices continue to increase, refiners will capitalize on the potential to expand profit margins and continue producing record amounts of gasoline.

by | May 23, 2017 | 10:26

A 3-0 win over in-state rival Tulsa in the regional championship game Monday afternoon did the trick. Mendes finished the day 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored and concluded the NCAA Regionals as OU's top hitter with a.579 average (11-for-19).

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:55

The city is claimed as a capital by both Jews and Palestinians, however, and relocating the US embassy - essentially declaring Jerusalem to be Israeli territory - would raise tensions. Jibril Rajoub, a senior Palestinian official close to Abbas, said Trump was a "serious president" who "seeks to have a real deal, not just managing the conflict".

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:54

He should accept Prime Minister Netanyahu's offer to join him and his family at Judaism's holiest site. Trump campaigned on a pledge to move the embassy, but has retreated from it since assuming office. Obama, like some US presidents before him, was annoyed or worse by what his White House saw as Israeli intransigence and highhanded tactics. And ABC News reports that, according to several former and current USA officials, it may have endangered the life of an Israel spy inside ISIS.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:44

During his campaign to replace President Park Guen Hye, who was impeached, Moon called for restarting political and economic cooperation with the North. The launch is a direct challenge to the new South Korean president elected four days ago and comes as U.S., Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:41

The White House is reported to be looking into means to hamper the investigation of Robert Mueller into its possible criminal collusion with Russian Federation during last year's election. The briefing capped a chaotic week on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers continued to grapple with Comey's firing and a wave of new investigative reports about Trump's behavior and the federal probe of possible collusion between his associates and the Russian government.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:40

The data was released a day ahead of a Congressional committee hearing on visa overstays, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, during which four DHS officials are expected to testify. Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson testified a year ago that the biometric exit program had been expedited and was on schedule to be more widely deployed in 2018.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:26

He declined to offer details, citing restrictions on classified information, but said he did not view Flynn as "someone who would bring benefit to the president or to the administration". It turns out that President Obama wasn't the only person to warn Trump not to appoint the unhinged Islamaphobe with shady ties to Russian Federation to a cabinet position, especially one that traffics in highly sensitive information.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:26

The footage of the girl being dragged was recorded by a fellow visitor while another one quickly jumped into the water to save the girl. The sea lion appeared to have been drawn to the dock by people who were throwing bread crumbs into the water.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:26

North Korea says it's ready to deploy and start mass producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major US military bases there following a test launch it claims confirmed the missile's combat readiness and is an "answer" to President Donald Trump's policies.

by | May 23, 2017 | 08:21

Trump was accompanied by the Western Wall's rabbi, Shmuel Rabinovitz, during the visit. The trip includes stops at important sites for Christians, Muslims and Jews. And it leaves open a slew of questions that Trump may be pressed to address while he is in Israel and in the West Bank . Instead of recognizing Israel's sovereign capital, Tillerson used the embassy dilemma as a bargaining chip for a future "peace initiative" with the Palestinians.

by | May 23, 2017 | 00:07

The president has also sent mixed signals on the issue of Jerusalem , pledging to move the USA embassy there from Tel Aviv, angering Palestinians and delighting Israelis. Jibril Rajoub, a senior Palestinian official close to Abbas, said Trump was a "serious president" who "seeks to have a real deal, not just managing the conflict".

by | May 23, 2017 | 00:03

A Washington Post report , citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, said a senior Trump adviser is now considered a "person of interest" in the law enforcement investigation into whether Trump's campaign associates coordinated with Russian Federation in an effort to sway the 2016 election.

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:41

Given calls from various members of Congress for Flynn to be investigated or prosecuted, the source noted it would be "highly imprudent" for him to respond to the subpoena for documents. You see the mob takes the Fifth. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate judiciary committee and an intelligence panel member, said Flynn's decision was "unfortunate but not unexpected".

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:20

Trump abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday and later said Comey was a "showboat" and "grandstander" who was not doing a good job. The two senior congressmen wrote that "under normal circumstances, we would not consider credible any claims that the White House may have taped conversations of meetings with the president".

by | May 22, 2017 | 23:08

The Senate Bill 2078 was amended by a vote of 91-50. The Texas Senate Sunday night approved a bill that would both simplify the formulas for funding public schools and allow parents of kids with disabilities to take state money to leave the public system for private schools or homeschooling.

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:19

He said later: "We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people, defeating terrorism and creating a future of harmony, prosperity and peace". "Washington stops policies such warmongering, interventions, Iran-phobia and selling risky and useless weapons to main terrorists supporters". He also toured the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is believed to be where Jesus was crucified and the location of his tomb.

by | May 22, 2017 | 22:07

Witnesses aboard a passenger ferry said the kayak was partially submerged near Bug light in South Portland. A firefighter on a jet ski and a rescue swimmer, however, were able to get to the distressed swimmer and take him to the Coast Guard's boat, Coast Guard officials said.

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:48

At least 32 outbreaks of swimming-pool-linked "crypto" (as the infection is commonly called) were reported in 2016, up from 16 in 2014, the CDC report says. Cryptosporidium parasite is the main cause of diarrheal infection and its outbreak in swimming pool or water playgrounds is unsafe because they are not killed by chlorine and can stay alive up to 10 days.

by | May 22, 2017 | 21:12

But Rosenstein's own professional standing could start to recover as well. As special counsel, Mueller is "authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters", according to the Justice Department order Rosenstein signed.

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:54

Trump said as much in one televised interview, but the White House has offered changing justifications for the firing. A USA official read notes taken of the conversation to The Times' reporters. "The investigation would have always continued, and obviously, the termination of Comey would not have ended it". Also this week, former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller was appointed as a special counsel to oversee the Russian Federation probe.

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:31

FAIRBANKS, Alaska -The run up to this week's Arctic Council ministerial was dominated by just how U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would navigate his first Arctic Council ministerial as chair. While Tillerson endorsed the Arctic Council document , he cautioned that the US would not be rushed into formulating its policy. However, Tillerson sought to reassure the global Arctic community saying "we're not going to rush" to make a decision, but that the American government would make "the ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:25

When asked why the White House waited to take action on Flynn, Spicer claimed that Yates' initial warning was simply "a heads-up" and required a further meeting with the White House counsel's office "to discuss certain issues that she had left unclear at the time".

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:18

Keewatin American Legion Post 452/VFW Post 5516 and Auxiliaries will host a ceremony Monday, May 29, at 9:30 a.m.at Keewatin City Park. The Poppy Day distribution also honors all of Americas Veterans of five wars and two conflicts. Former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will lead the program, which features readings and speeches by U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, Prescott Mayor Harry Oberg, Yavapai County Supervisor Jack Smith, and USMC veteran and member of Daughters of the American Revolution ...

by | May 22, 2017 | 20:02

As part of his plea deal, he has agreed not to appeal any sentence of 27 months or less, Reuters says. David Schaefer, a spokesman for the law firm Covington & Burling, whose attorney, Arlo Devlin-Brown, is representing Weiner , said the former congressman's lawyer will comment later Friday.

by | May 22, 2017 | 19:22

Kushner himself has had volunteered to testify before the Senate intelligence committee in relation to its Russia investigation, after it was revealed that he had not disclosed his contacts with Russian officials in official disclosure forms when he took up the post of adviser to the President.

by | May 22, 2017 | 19:11

Trump told NBC News in an interview that he dismissed Comey because of "this Russian Federation thing", leading to new accusations from his political rivals that the president had acted to impede the FBI investigation in a coverup that had undertones of Watergate.

by | May 22, 2017 | 19:08

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was scheduled to view the damage Wednesday afternoon. He also said emergency responders were still searching for other potential casualties because some residents were still unaccounted for. Chetek Mayor Jeff Martin said he couldn't believe what the storm left behind. Ringer told KOCO-TV another 50 to 75 homes sustained heavy damage. Severe weather hit much of the USA stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes, killing at least two people and leaving devastation ...