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States Sue Over Trump Decision to Restart Coal Lease Program


Four U.S. states have sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Interior Department and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to block new leases of public lands for coal mining, according to papers filed on Tuesday in Montana federal court. The state also contends that coal mining, transportation and the burning of the coal by power plants and factories produce carbon pollution that contributes to global climate change. Read More »

School: Boy, 8, Who Killed Himself Never Said He Was Bullied


Branch said officials of Carson Elementary and the school district did not tell the mother that her son had been assaulted at school. When she picked Taye up from school, he vomited twice, prompting her to take him to the hospital. Despite the shocking attack by young boys on a fellow student, the detective's report concluded that the school could handle the issue without their involvement. Read More »

James Franklin aiming to continue recruiting dominance in Western Pennsylvania


Franklin has yet to bring any WPIAL players into the fold for 2018, but there's still plenty of time between now and signing day. "It was a great thing for us to watch the football team", Washington said. When I say home, that's Penn State. What do we need to do in terms of support? "Last year I talked to them about, we didn't have anybody in that room on that team that had won a Big Ten championship before, so how do we achieve something that no one in this room had done before?" "For the ... Read More »

LDS church makes change to scout program

The Mormon church will stop offering Boy Scouts programs for young adults. Instead, Mormon boys will focus on activities that promote the church's spiritual, social, physical and intellectual goals. The announcement will affect as many as 185,000 older youths from the organization, said church officials, who told CBS News that the move was not triggered by the Boy Scouts' decision in 2015 to allow gay troop leaders . Read More »

Trump Keeps Controversies Smoldering With a Warning for Comey


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. Comey has not confirmed Trump's account. On Friday morning, Trump tweeted that "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" In fact, Mr Comey confirmed that such an investigation existed only on 20 March, when he ... Read More »

Flynn documents sought by Senate panel in Russian Federation probe


Trump reluctantly pushed out Flynn on February 13 while insisting he'd done nothing wrong. Reviewing the situation. They informed the president right away after they were informed of her giving us a heads up. When asked during the hearing whether Flynn had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of his contact with the ambassador, Yates said, "that's certainly how it appeared, yes". Read More »

ACRU Salutes President Trump for New Commission on Election Integrity


Meanwhile, Whitehouse questioned the administration's intent to protect American elections following the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. Secretary Dunlap is one of four active secretaries of state to be added to the panel so far - he's joined by Republican Connie Lawson of Indiana, Democrat Bill Gardner of New Hampshire and Republican Kris Kobach of Kansas, who is the commission's co-chair. Read More »

Police investigate killing of Ohio police chief, 2 others

Thorp said DiSario's last radio traffic was that he had the man in sight. Thorp says investigators don't know if Disario fired his weapon. The facility is secure, and it's unclear how the gunman got in, he said. " Ohio mourns the loss of Kirkersville Chief Eric Disario, who died in the line of duty". No nursing home residents were injured, nor were two hostages briefly held by the alleged gunman. Read More »

Ad Buy Seeks to Defend Ryan, House GOP After Health Care Vote


The key of having a continuous coverage provision is to make sure that people stay covered and they move from one plan to the next if they want to. "And that's what we're doing". And in a speech in Boston on Sunday, former President Barack Obama seemed to encourage GOP lawmakers to oppose their own party on healthcare, as the Associated Press reported . Read More »

No, presidents should not ask FBI directors if they're under investigation

The former senior FBI official said Comey never would have told Trump he was not under investigation, as the president claimed. During an exclusive interview Thursday with NBC News' Lester Holt, Trump said he'd previously planned to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director - which conflicted with what staffers and surrogates previously told the media about Comey's surprise ouster. Read More »

Comey Firing Will Not Stop FBI's Trump-Russia Investigation, Acting Director Says

Reporters also peppered Spicer with questions about whether Trump was recording in the Oval Office and Spicer responded that he had nothing further to say. Marty Lederman, a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, wrote in a blog post that he didn't absolve Rosenstein's responsibility in "this transparently pretextual removal", but noted Rosenstein's memo "carefully avoids actually recommending that the President remove Comey". Read More »

Senate Conservatives Push Back on New DOJ Sentencing Guidelines

Zirkin, a Baltimore County Democrat, said that while Sessions might think he's being tough on crime, research shows "you can't jail your way out of addiction". Even if judges oppose the new DOJ policy, there isn't much they can do in response. Criminal justice reform is yet another area for coordination and cooperation on both sides of the aisle but, this Administration is insistent on going in the wrong direction. Read More »

Ohio police chief, 2 nursing home workers killed by gunman


Two employees and the shooter were also killed, Throp said. According to an ABC News report , Disario responded to a call regarding a man with a gun. "He wasn't one of our frequent fliers", McConville said. Back in March, she said she helped rescue his girlfriend, Marlina Medrano, after he had brutally beaten her. Read More »

James Comey's dismissal: Differing accounts from Trump officials

CNN said later that Comey is "not anxious about any tapes" Trump may have of their conversations, citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter. Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning. Comey declined and said that he would be "honest" with the president. On Capitol Hill, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe strongly disputed the White House's assertion that Comey had been fired in part because he had lost the confidence of the FBI's rank-and-file. Read More »

West Virginia reporter arrested after shouting questions at HHS secretary


However, he begs to differ. According to a complaint filed by the state, Heyman was charged with "willful disruption of state government processes", before he got arrested. Police arrested the journalist who they said was "aggressively" yelling questions. Heyman said there was no meaningful distinction between asking Price a question at a press conference and trying to talk to him at the Capitol. Read More »

Officer shot after man opens fire in nursing home


Chief Steven Eric Disario, 36, had been on the job for only three weeks, member station WOSU reports . Responding officers found Disario on the street and then investigated a report of a gunman at the nursing home, Thorp said. Investigators say two nursing home employees were also shot and killed. Friday's events have shaken the community of Kirkersville , located off Interstate 70 in southern Licking County and home to fewer than 600 people. Read More »

Pope in Fatima to honor simple children who changed church


In February of this year, Portuguese church officials completed the first phase of her beatification cause by sending more than 15,000 pages of testimony and documentation to the Vatican for review. "Immersed in the fire were the demons and the souls (of the damned), that were like transparent embers, black or bronze, that had human forms". Fatima has always been associated with St. Read More »

Senate Fails to Advance Methane Rule Repeal as Democrats Unite


But the vote (51 against repealing the measure; 49 for) isn't sitting well with President Trump, who was expecting the repeal to pass handily. If the methane rule was "disapproved", the agency would be barred from issuing a similar one in the future without statutory authorization. Read More »

White House: Trump's morning tweets about Comey 'not a threat'

Spicer also pushed back on characterizations about the nature of the tweet saying it was "not a threat". Donald Trump's press wing, under his Press Secretary Sean Spicer has come under wide criticism because of its inaccurate briefings and the harsh language used by its spokespersons. Read More »

Gunman kills OH police chief and nursing home workers

Authorities identified the gunman as Thomas Hartless, 43, of the nearby village of Utica . Disario was fatally shot after seeing the shooter who was holding two people hostage in a small wooded area behind the nursing home, Thorp said at an afternoon news conference. Read More »