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Man dies after fight near Russian Hill hotel, SF police say


A Darwin man has died after a fight in San Francisco , with United States police arresting two people over his death. Fox 2 News reported that investigators are reviewing CCTV footage from a nearby security camera. Bate's LinkedIn page shows he was working as an analytical chemist for a company called SGS Australia. "Just banging on the door, 'Open up!" It was not yet clear whether Bate was staying in the hotel, however, as details were still unfolding. Read More »

Doctor in Trump Hotel case released but due back in court


He must stay away from Washington unless the visit is connected to his case, and when in Washington he must stay away from the Trump Hotel and the White House . Authorities said a tipster contacted them about the messages and they arrested Moles. Officials have said Moles is cooperating with the investigation. Read More »

India stands by deal: PM

Later, when the moderator asked which side of the climate change debate he stood, and whether he disagreed with Trump's stand, Modi remained diplomatically neutral. Mr Putin further said that just because Russian Federation has a "special relationship" with India, it does not mean that India should be restricted in having contacts with other "partnering countries. Read More »

Paris or no Paris, India committed: Modi

Speaking at the St Petersburg economic forum, Putin claimed there was no concrete evidence for U.S. intelligence agencies' allegations of Russian hacking , and said cyber specialists "can make anything up and blame anyone". Kelly asked the Russian president about what American intelligence agencies say is evidence that he became personally involved in a covert campaign to harm Hillary Clinton and benefit Donald Trump . Read More »

Texas Democrats Slam House Passage of 'Bathroom Bill'

If passed into law, the bill will impact Texan public schools. "We are getting rolled by the Senate , and transgender children are a part of that bargain". "No amount of discrimination is acceptable", Equality Texas said in a statement Sunday night. "I can tell you as an African American how deeply I felt discriminated against ... Read More »

Virginia State Police Special Agent Dead; Suspect in Custody


Ball, who has a lengthy criminal record, is being held without bond. At approximately 7:25 p.m., the Richmond Police Officer and Special Agent Walter observed a silver Chevrolet Cobalt pull up to the curb in the 1900 block of Redd Street. However, as Walter approached the passenger side of the vehicle where Ball was seated, Ball pulled out a gun and fired a single shot before fleeing on foot. Read More »

Worry about another 9/11 rather than Iran, Zarif tells US

He called on the Middle-eastern countries to combat Islamic extremism, pointing out that "95 per cent of the victims of terrorist attacks are themselves Muslims". Drive them out of your holy land, and drive them out of this Earth!... In a historic speech to leaders from 50 Muslim countries, Mr. Trump described the struggle against Islamic extremists as a "battle between good and evil". Read More »

Leaving Paris accord will harm U.S. global influence — United Nations leader

A White House official said earlier in the day that Trump was planning to pull out of the Paris deal, although a final decision hadn't been made. News of Trump's expected decision drew swift reaction from the United Nations. Sen. John Barrasso has advocated for walking out on the Paris agreement. The Clean Power Plan itself remains tied up in the courts. "We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible, and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement can not be ... Read More »

Three killed in shooting at vehicle dealership near Dallas


Peters says Hutchinson had been sought since March when he failed to appear for court in Hennepin County. Officials say that's when Hutchinson attempted to pull a gun from his waistband, but dropped his pistol on a desk. The fugitive both men were chasing also died in the firefight. Peters says he had spoken to Garcia on the phone Tuesday before he went to the dealership. Read More »

Top Justice official enlisted in Trump probe


Early Wednesday morning, the president tweeted "Witch Hunt!" in reference to testimony by Comey and former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan before Congress on the topic. Trump has already met with several potential candidates to replace Comey, including acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe, former Oklahoma Gov. Read More »

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Thinking of Moving Back to NYC


Kushner's attorney has said that Mr. Kushner has volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings, and he will do the same if he's contacted and connected with any other inquiry". In a familiar refrain, Trump tweeted that it was "fake news", but he is now under considerable pressure, with several investigations under way into his team's links with Russian Federation, which is accused of hacking Democratic Party emails in order to help Trump win the White House . Read More »

Pittsburgh to Trump: You don't speak for us on climate

The White House said the USA will stop contributing to the United Nations Green Climate Fund and will stop reporting carbon data as required by the Paris accord, although domestic regulations require that reporting anyway. He noted that the USA was the leader in emissions control years before the Paris agreement , and we're not going to give that up. GM and its peers lobbied hard against fuel economy standards adopted under former President Barack Obama, for example. Read More »

Salvation Army to host Summer Food Service Program


Schools, recreation centers and other locations will host the program for children 18 and younger and anyone up to 21 determined by a state or local public education agency to have a mental or physical disability, the district announced Wednesday. Read More »

Recap of Spanier, Curley, Schultz sentencing


Former Athletic Director Gary Schultz and former university Vice Ppresident Tim Curley were sentenced to similar jail terms, to be followed by house arrest. Paterno told Spanier and Curley about the incident but never went to police. Since Sandusky's conviction, Penn State has paid more than $90 million to settle civil claims filed by accusers. Read More »

Trump retweets report based on anonymous source after blasting anonymous sources


Kushner's attorney has said that Mr. Kushner has volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings, and he will do the same if he's contacted and connected with any other inquiry". USA media said the White House is creating a new rapid-fire communications unit to respond to the controversy, led by Kushner, senior presidential adviser Steve Bannon and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Read More »

Trump returns to find the Russian investigation embroils his son-in-law


It will be interesting to know whether or not Kushner did, as reports suggest, explore the idea of setting up a secret channel for the transition team to converse with Russian officials. Some Democrats have called for cancelling Kushner's security clearance which he enjoys as a senior adviser to the president. But people familiar with the matter say the Federal Bureau of Investigation now considers the encounter, as well as another meeting Kushner had with a Russian banker, to be of ... Read More »

WH Tells Agencies Not To Cooperate With Dems' Oversight Asks

But even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he doesn't know if Senate Republicans will be able to get the votes needed to pass an Obamacare replacement bill. And the White House has only released a one-page summary of its proposal. For those unfamiliar with institutional norms, there's no modern precedent for anything like this. Read More »

Where to get free donuts on National Donut Day 2017


And when it comes to free doughnuts , today is the day. Like past year, Dunkin' Donuts is celebrating National Doughnut Day by giving each customer one free doughnut with the purchase of any beverage. Listed below are some of the national chain bakeries that are giving away doughnuts on Friday. Plus, receipts printed on Friday, June 2nd will feature an exclusive coupon for buying a half-dozen donuts to get a half-dozen free , redeemable until August 31st. Read More »