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Ex-Penn State president a 'failure'

Former athletic director Tim Curley , 63, was sentenced to seven to 23 months total, with three months in jail, and at least four months under house arrest. Ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier (SPAN'-yur) and two other former school administrators are facing sentencing for child endangerment for failing to report now-convicted sexual predator Jerry Sandusky to authorities. Read More »

Crews look for 2 workers after fatal blast at Wisconsin mill

In this photo provided by Jeff Lange, firefighters work at the scene following an explosion and fire at the Didion Milling plant in Cambria, Wis ., Thursday, June 1, 2017. Cambria is about 50 miles southwest of Fond du Lac, in Columbia County. The company stores, mills and transports corn products, and specializes in ethanol production, according to Didion Milling's website and LinkedIn page . Read More »

Fired FBI director James Comey set to testify June 8 on Russian Federation

Trump has said that the Russian Federation investigation was on his mind when he fired Comey, though administration officials have also said that Trump fired Comey based on the guidance of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. As NPR's Carrie Johnson reported, Comey recalled giving a non-response and wrote a "very, very detailed" memo to recount the meeting shortly after. And his testimony would be the first time he has publicly commented. Read More »

Sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee

Mira Dedhia proved herself to be one of the top student spellers in the country Thursday when she placed third in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee . Vinay, 12, became the first solo victor of the Bee since 2013, NPR reported. Ananya and Rohan Rajeev , an eighth-grader from Edmond , Oklahoma, went head to head for nearly 20 championship rounds spelling their words so assuredly. Read More »

Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wave at the Israel museum in Jerusalem , Tuesday. Tillerson also said: "The president is very cautious in his attempt to understand how such a decision could affect the peace process". Read More »

Trump condemns Kabul attack in call with Ghani

The trucks are common in Kabul , a city of almost four million people with no sewage system that mostly depends on septic tanks, and where open sewers are common. An Afghan security guard at the German embassy was killed and several of its employees injured in the explosion, which was caused by a device in a tanker truck in Kabul's diplomatic district. Read More »

GOP health bill a far cry from Trump promises


Four years later, the botched rollout of the law cost Democrats again. It would continue to provide subsidies for private health insurance, but at a reduced level. That's called free choice - not "losing" your insurance. But in a mirror image of the ACAs standing with the public, more than two-thirds of Republicans said they support their partys health plan. Read More »

Trump announces United States withdrawal from Paris climate change deal


However, Mrs May came under fire for not adding her name to a joint statement issued by the leaders of France, Germany and Italy to say that the Paris climate accord can not be renegotiated as President Trump has demanded. A senior administration official defended Trump's use of the findings. "There is no reverse gear to the energy transition", said Juncker. We remain committed to the Paris Agreement . Read More »

Trump reportedly asked intelligence bosses to deny collusion with Russian Federation


During the hearing, Comey confirmed that his agency was investigating possible Russia-Trump campaign collusion. President Trump continued his attack on the free press by asking then-FBI Director James Comey to jail journalists who refuse to disclose the names of anonymous government sources responsible for leaking embarassing information about his administration. Read More »

Trump berates NATO for dodging defence dues


Leaders offered modest applause at the end of a speech that he began by asking for a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester, England, that killed 22 and wounded many more. Notably, he also did not offer an explicit public endorsement of NATO's "all for one, one for all" collective defense principle, although White House officials said his mere presence at the meeting signaled his commitment. Read More »

Trump Says US Will Withdraw From Paris Climate Accord


The leaders of the three countries said in a joint statement: "We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement can not be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies". Read More »

Trump says US to quit Paris climate pact; allies voice dismay


Trump didn't name the source of that figure during his press conference, in which he announced the United States would withdraw from the landmark agreement to lower worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. "There is no way", Macron said. USA taxpayers aren't the only ones pitching in to a global fund to help poor countries cope with rising seas and fight climate change. Read More »

Quitting Paris pact, Trump abdicates leadership of the free world


China's reputation was already riding high after President Xi Jinping unveiled a giant infrastructure plan and pushed for more free trade in the face of growing USA protectionism. The late-night host skewered POTUS by inserting an extra dressed as the devil into footage of Trump making his announcement at the White House Rose Garden. Read More »

Deportations And Immigrant Arrests Up In Wyoming And Colorado


It says metro government will only honor immigration-related detention requests under a warrant. Yadira Munguia, left, of San Rafael, holds a picture of herself with her husband Hugo Mejia Murguia, who was recently detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Read More »

Jared Kushner, seen but not heard


White House press secretary Sean Spicer says Trump will meet with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on June 9 for "a working visit". White House press members asked the question that has been plaguing the internet all Wednesday: What does "covfefe" mean ? White House Communications Director Mike Dubke announced yesterday that he's stepping down from his post after just three months on the job . Read More »

Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders work out budget deal


The GOP governor had been threatening to veto the entire state budget after lawmakers slashed money to Florida's tourism marketing agency and provided only a small amount of money for the state's economic development agency. The session will begin June 7th at 9 a.m. and end June 9th at 6 p.m. And although the new budget bill passed overwhelmingly, an override could be blocked by Senate Democrats, who control 15 of 39 now occupied seats and could use their leverage to increase spending on ... Read More »

California Senate backs government-funded health care bill


National Nurses United, which supports the bill, commissioned the study. Funding for ASES programs has not increased in over ten years, while minimum wage increases and state mandated paid sick leave have raised operating costs. "Local governments that rezone more densely near transit with a certain level of affordability, that complete an environmental impact report , will receive an incentive payment from the state", says Chiu. Read More »

Distrust Grows in Illinois Budget Talks


The state is poised to enter a new fiscal year July 1, with a $6 billion annual deficit, more than $14 billion in overdue bills and pension funding shortfall that is expected to exceed $130 billion over the next few decades. "No one should face the dilemma of being denied a birth certificate that conforms with their gender simply because they are unable - or can not afford - to undergo surgery that the medical community agrees is not necessary for everyone who transitions", he said. Read More »

Trump's biggest goals at risk as Kushner is sucked into probe


Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley. Trump himself has also reportedly offered up his personal cell phone number to world leaders. A top Russian bank official who met privately with Jared Kushner shortly after Donald Trump's election brushed off questions Thursday about the objective of the meeting, which was scheduled at the request of Russia's USA ambassador and came at a time Kushner's real estate business was confronting significant financial stress. Read More »

Macron to Trump: Make the planet great again

First Daughter Ivanka Trump is moving on after her father announced his decision to withdraw the us from the Paris climate accord on Thursday, despite previously lobbying President Trump to remain a party to the agreement , Politico reported . Read More »

Advantage Golden State Warriors in National Basketball Association finals series against Cleveland Cavaliers


As many have been anticipated, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are going to face off in the final series for the third straight years. LeBron James , seeking his fourth National Basketball Association title, led the scoring for the Cavs with 28 and Kyrie Irving managed 24 - but the defending champions were far from their best and suffered heavily with turnovers. Read More »

World leaders accuse Trump of turning his back on the planet

Trump said overnight he would withdraw the U.S. from the global climate accord, saying it favours countries like China and India at the expense of American workers. The deal itself, which sets out the goal of limiting emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, is binding under global law. General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt is not happy with President Trump. Read More »

Kushner's Russia ties questioned as Trump cites media 'lies'

Speaking on Sunday's news shows, Kelly said he didn't know whether the reports by The Associated Press and other news outlets involving Kushner, who is President Donald Trump's son-in-law, were true. He met separately last December - after the election but before Trump assumed office - with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to Washington , and Sergey Gorkov, the head of the government-owned Vnesheconombank, which has been subject to US sanctions because of its role in Russia's ... Read More »