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Trump promises to defend faith at Liberty University commencement


He spoke about challenging the Washington order as he struggles with a political crisis that has intensified with his contradictory explanations for his firing FBI Director James Comey. "Does that sound familiar by the way?" "A small group of failed voices who think they know everything ... want to tell everybody else how to live". Affirming the mission of Liberty University to train champions for Christ and for the country's commitment to God, Trump said, "In America, we don't worship ... Read More »

Populist Le Pen now goes for role as top French opposition

What does she make of his appointment? At a meeting recorded in a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary about Macron's campaign, 65-year-old Bayrou struck a paternal tone with the 39-year-old, saying: "It's a odd thing, the presidency". Culture minister Francoise Nyssen is CEO of French publishing house Actes Sud. Macron is known as a passionate literature lover. The pope's telegram urged Macron to "always take care to build a more just and more fraternal society, with respect to differences and ... Read More »

We will 'take care of' violent crimes against police


HYANNIS -Police departments across Cape Cod marked National Peace Officers Memorial Day day. "He was a real person too", said Karen Williams, Michael's mother. First, in Sacramento at the beginning of the month during a candlelight vigil and memorial ceremony where Chief Bryan Reyes called for stricter laws on repeat criminal offenders. Read More »

Chelsea Manning released from prison after seven years


Mr Obama told the media that "she had served a significant amount of time , that it made sense to commute, and not pardon, her sentence". Following the verdict, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused President Barack Obama of "national security extremism", referring to Manning "the most important journalistic source the world has ever seen". Read More »

Google's smart speaker to take on more chores

But the entry into the iPhone isn't the only update for Assistant, as Google brings the AI into even more devices. The app is free, and users can download it from Apple's App Store. Unlike the current Google Daydream headset, these will include everything you need to use VR. Google Home is part of a bigger initiative for Google to give consumers access to its smart digital assistant, aptly called the Google Assistant. Read More »

No more holding of phones under new law in Washington


Governor Inslee vetoed a section that had the measure take effect in 2019. Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that will allow government agencies to charge fees for electronic copies of records. The same law took effect in OR past year. The District of Columbia also is in compliance with the federal law. It only applies if an officer catches a driver being distracted while committing a standard traffic offense, such as running a stop sign because their coffee spilled or a pet jumped in ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County doctor faces 10 child molestation charges; 2 women charged


KSBW reported nurse Rashel Brandon and neurosurgeon James Kohut, both of California, have also been arrested in connection with the case. "Doctor Kohut has spent his life saving people's lives". Kohut, a former Palo Alto Medical Foundation neurosurgeon who was sacked Monday from an Arkansas medical practice, still has active medical licenses in California and Arkansas. Read More »

Party chairman to meet anti-abortion Democratic group


DNC officials say there's no meeting confirmed yet. Regarding their meeting with Perez, Democrats for Life posted on their official Facebook page that this "is a critical moment for the party". Meanwhile, independent Vermont Sen. The Democratic National Committee and former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz are now facing a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Bernie Sanders supporters in federal court for rigging the Democratic primaries in favor of Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Yates expected White House to move quickly on Flynn's Russian Federation ties


She said last week and in her interview with Cooper that she told McGahn that Flynn's inconsistent statements made him a blackmail target for the Russians. "I don't know how the White House reached the conclusion that there was no legal issue". As she did in her Senate testimony, Yates , a 27-year veteran of the Justice Department, told Cooper that she conveyed a sense of urgency in her conversation with McGahn and warned him that the Russians knew about Flynn's "underlying conduct". Read More »

Trump faces deepest crisis of presidency with Comey memo

King, who generally votes with the Democrats, said, "We don't want to get into the situation where we're charging our president based on any kind of political considerations". Asked what he thinks of the Trump presidency, Putin said it's up to the American people to judge and his performance can be rated "only when he's allowed to work at full capacity", implying that someone is hampering Trump's efforts. Read More »

Cornyn says he won't be FBI director

Bush Fran Townsend, and former House intelligence chairman and Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Mike Rogers . As Senate Republican leaders approached the podium for their weekly news conference, a familiar face was nowhere in sight. Read More »

Dem senator: Trump administration 'afraid' of Russian Federation investigation


Trump's visible anger and erratic tweets prompted a reporter to ask press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday if the president was "out of control". Several contenders were expected to be interviewed Saturday. Additionally, the New York Times reported Thursday that during that dinner, Trump asked Comey to pledge his loyalty. Russian Federation denies the claims and the White House says there was no collusion. Read More »

Pierce happy tosee High Court decline ID case

No one should read anything substantive into this. In fact, the chief justice spends two pages talking about the procedural chaos in the case that seems to be the obvious reason for the court's refusal. However, it should be kept in mind that this appellate court decision was an outlier. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals not only struck down North Carolina's so-called Voter Identification Verification Act (VIVA) in late July of a year ago, but emphasized that it was clear from the impact of ... Read More »

The trouble with House health care bill for Senate Republicans


Republican U.S. Reps. Charlie Dent, Brian Fitzpatrick, Pat Meehan and Ryan Costello joined the state's Democrats in voting "no". The vote resulted in 217 Republican lawmakers backing the GOP healthcare bill. Indian-American and top healthcare official Seema Verma was seen standing in the front row along with top Republican lawmakers at the White House lawn. Read More »

Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead

Samuelson's daughters suffered minor injuries, and the mother suffered a gash on her head, but he said all are expected to be fine. It was unclear how many people were injured, KWTV said. Approximately 40 homes were destroyed in the Country Club addition near Hwy 6 and Lakeridge Rd. There were reports of three tornadoes Tuesday evening in western Oklahoma, according to the National Weather Service. Read More »

Former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown convicted of fraud scheme


Her conviction includes the charges of conspiracy, five counts of mail fraud, seven counts of wire fraud, one count of scheme to hide material facts, one count of obstruction of IRS laws and three tax fraud charges. One juror in Brown's trial was dismissed Wednesday after repeatedly making references to "higher beings". If Brown is convicted on all counts, she faces 357 years in prison and $5 million in fines. Read More »

Bexar Co., city leaders voice concerns about 'sanctuary city' bill

The new bill will include the following; those would fail to follow the law could be subjected to a civil penalty of $1500 for a first time offense and $25,500 for any subsequent violations. Republicans in the Texas Legislature have kicked the door to racial profiling wide open and made a mockery of local control. Democratic leaders say that they plan to challenge the law in court in the near future. Read More »

UK Police Memorial set to be built in Staffordshire


Lorne Ahrens, Michael Smith, Michael Krol and Patricio Zamarripa's names now sit atop the DPD memorial wall, which was unveiled 16 years ago this month. The resolution also calls on citizens to honor "men and women who, through their dedicated service and courageous deeds, have lost their lives or been disabled in the performance of their duties". Read More »

Civil rights lawyer poised to be Philadelphia DA


The victor of the Democratic primary will be a heavy favorite in the fall given the party's near lock on city elections. In a report on the reaction that prosecutors in the District Attorney's Office have had to Krasner's primary victory, the Philadelphia Daily News said "many of its 600 employees were dismayed by [Krasner's] platform ". Read More »

Trump pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation director could come within days

Meanwhile, the FBI Agents Association urged Trump to pick former Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, saying his diverse background makes him the best choice for the job. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe also interviewed for the permanent post despite his repeated willingness to break from White House explanations of Comey's ouster and its characterizations of the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Lawyers Argue in Second US Travel Ban Appeal Hearing


On Monday, it was the turn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to explore the revised version of the Trump order - the same court that refused in February to let the president and his aides enforce the original version after ruling that it was likely to be struck down as an unconstitutional attack on the Muslim religion. Read More »

Water main break shuts down Ellicott City road


There is no estimate on when the water main break will be repaired. Earlier, Main Street between Rogers Avenue and Klein Avenue were closed indefinitely. Jen Riley, the owner of the vehicle, said she was awakened around 3:30 police banging on her door. "Every water main break is handled the same way, but there's more of an emotion connected with the folks in this town". Read More »

Federal, local law enforcers target MS-13 gang in Los Angeles


Three people accused of murder could face the death penalty, she said. Jail officials around the region also conducted cell searches, as some of those indicted were already in custody on unrelated charges. More than half of the people arrested today are immigrants who are in the USA illegally. Authorities said the MS-13 is among the largest criminal organization in the United States with 30,000 members worldwide and 10,000 in the United States. Read More »