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Missing person found dead after explosion at Wis. mill

About 16 workers were at the multi-level facility, although two of them made it out unharmed, Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards told reporters early Thursday. "I'll be honest, when you pull up to a scene like that, that's something you never expect to see and I hope to God that I never have to see it again in my life", said Cambria Fire Chief Cody Doucette. Read More »

The White House Says It Won't Answer Questions About Russia Anymore

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Inovo paid the Flynn Intel Group $530,000 in 2016, according to a March filing by Flynn's company with the Justice Department.U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw a campaign of computer hacking, fake news and propaganda meant to swing the election to Republican Trump over his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Man charged with killing 7 in South Carolina heads to court

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He quietly said "yes sir" as Cole read aloud each of his charges and said he understood the penalty that the charges carried. As part of the plea, Kohlhepp agreed not to file any appeals and will never be considered for parole. She shared how her husband's murder came just days after they went to an ultrasound for their first child together. Scott Jr. told the court: "I have lived 13 years without a father". Read More »

Georgia peach crop faces nearly 80 percent loss this year

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They require 850 hours of temperatures below 45 degrees between October and February, and, this past winter, they didn't get it. The crop issues in Georgia have been worse in neighboring SC, where more than 85 percent have been lost. There are other places for chefs to get those peaches besides Georgia. The loss of peaches combined with a loss of blueberry crops this year could mean a $300 million hit to farmers. Read More »

Explosion at corn milling plant rocks Wisconsin town

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None of the workers have been identified. Mill President Riley Didion says the company is still not sure about what could have caused the explosion, and they are investigating the issue. Widespread power outages were originally reported , but power has since been restored to much of the area. CAMBRIA-Some residents shaken by the Didion Milling explosion late Wednesday gathered in a prayer vigil at First Presbyterian Church, 121 W. Read More »

Spicer: WH Referring 'All Matters' on Russian Federation to Outside Counsel

His comments came on the heels of the resignation of White House Communications Director Mike Dubke-who did not have a relationship with Trump prior to taking the post . In talks with Kislyak in December, Kushner floated the possibility of setting up a secure line of communication between the Trump transition team and Russia - and having those talks take place in Russian diplomatic facilities in the USA, essentially concealing their interactions from U.S. Read More »

As House budget advances, pay differences with Senate emerge

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The GOP is using a streamlined procedure that would let them pass a health bill with as few as 50 votes - plus a tie-breaker from Vice President Mike Pence - and bypass the usual 60-vote threshold. 'There is an overwhelming majority on a bipartisan basis not interested in changing the way the Senate operates on the legislative calendar, ' McConnell said. Read More »

'We're getting out' of 'very unfair' Paris Climate Agreement

Scientists say Earth is likely to reach more unsafe levels of warming sooner if the USA retreats from its pledge because America contributes so much to rising temperatures. "The U.S. backing out of the Paris Agreement is taking the world in the wrong direction", said Carroll, adding that "the world can no longer be viewed as a bunch of independent tribes but as a community that must learn to work together". Read More »

Family of suspect in Portland stabbing offers condolences

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Fletcher has said he is still trying to make sense of what happened. "This is about those little girls". Two teenage girls, one who is African American and one who wears a hijab, sitting in fear. He was drinking sangria from a large, bladder-style bag and began shouting anti-Muslim slurs once he spotted the two young women. One passenger tried to intervene and was not hurt. Read More »

Gov. Rauner responds to state lawmakers failing to pass state budget

A House panel has advanced a $37.3 billion Senate-backed spending plan that is funded by a $5.4 billion tax increase. "This session the budget negotiations started in the wrong place", McConchie said. Though both the House and Senate have passed the legislation, changes made to the bill in the House mean that the bill will need to return to the Senate for a second vote before it is headed to the Governor's desk. Read More »

Trump pulls US from global warming accord, to allies' dismay

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We are almost alone on this. "As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the nonbinding Paris accord". " Trump says Paris imposes no obligation on world's biggest polluters". Another major force in the world who is taking action following Trump's decision is Tesla founder Elon Musk , who had been serving on presidential councils. Read More »

The Russia problem only one reason Donald Trump has a hiring problem

The President tweeted on Tuesday: "Russian officials must be laughing at the USA & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News". One source close to Kushner told the Associated Press that Kushner had spoken to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about opening up a line to Moscow about Syrian peace negotiations. Read More »

Paris agreement can not be renegotiated

That regulation requires coal-fired power plants to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas emitted by human activity. "If the President wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement , we'll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks". Read More »

How the World Is Reacting to Trump's Paris Decision

In France, the Elysee presidential palace said newly-elected leader Macron had phoned Trump to say that "nothing was negotiable" in the Paris agreement . California has the largest USA carbon trading system and frequently has hosted officials from China. They call themselves the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda , which is different from the United States Climate Alliance, the brainchild of Gov. Read More »

Circus owner says final show is a 'celebration'

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Ringling Bros . Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson told NBC News the show was "one of these wonderful dynamic miracles in the annals of time, and that's where it's going". "But Ringling stonewalled for decades", PETA said in a statement posted on its website on Saturday. Ringling Brothers had to transport a mountain of equipment, thousands of people, and hundreds of animals from venue to venue. Read More »

Lawmakers Point Fingers; Session Ends Without Budget Agreement

But he chose not to act on the budget , apparently unwilling to give his political foe, Gov. Bruce Rauner , the chance to veto a spending plan approved by legislative Democrats. "How do your districts do?" "To say I am disappointed is an understatement", Durkin said. Rauner has blamed Democrats for failing to address the pro-business, anti-union and anti-politician " structural changes " he seeks, such as cost-cutting restrictions on workers' compensation. Read More »

Two bounty hunters and fugitive dead after shootout at Texas auto dealership

Local bounty hunter Stew Peters who had been searching for fugitive Ramon Hutchinson since he failed to show up for a Hennepin County court appearance for a DUI arrest, assaulting a police officer, and cocaine possession in March. About 20 shots were fired in about six seconds. Greenville police say none of their officers or other law enforcement were involved in the shooting. Read More »

Francis student headed to National Spelling Bee finals

Her name was not among the list of finalists announced Wednesday night. While Waynesboro resident Riley Hamp spelled all of her words perfectly on Wednesday, her competition kept her from moving on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals. Read More »

Donald Trump's Withdrawal From the Paris Accords Is a Crime Against Humanity

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Jerry Brown in creating the United States Climate Alliance on Thursday. The decision to withdraw from the agreement was initiated by a group of 22 Republican senators. Stateside developments, as well as actions by global investment funds and other corporate entities will proceed notwithstanding either a withdrawal from the Paris Agreement or a potential end to the Clean Power Plan. Read More »

Trump returns to White House after first global trip

Palestinians viewed Trump's meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday as positive overall but were concerned by his failure to mention a future Palestinian state . The president and his family also visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and embraced the Israeli ethos that the Jewish state rose out of the ashes of World War II. Read More »

National Spelling Bee gets down to final 4

Once there are about 10 spellers left, the competition will pause until the primetime finale. This was the 90th National Spelling Bee , an event celebrated on social media, shown on ESPN , and generally, something that serves as a true delight for even the most casual of word nerds. Read More »