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United States to Arctic: Trump Will Put America First on Climate


Donald Trump pledged to renegotiate the accord during last year's USA election campaign, but has wavered on the issue since taking office. The Fairbanks meeting of the eight-nation Arctic Council came shortly after the White House said Mr Trump would not decide on climate change policy until after a trip to Europe later this month. Read More »

Family, friends and the president honor fallen officers at memorial service

It began when President Kennedy established May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day in 1962, and a joint resolution of Congress established the rest of the week as national police week . As each name was read, family members of the fallen officer received a rose from the department. "And we certainly don't want to let their families ever go without us thanking them for their service that their loved ones gave". Read More »

Ford might cut global workforce by 10 percent, reports claim

Ford would not comment on job cuts when asked but did say it continued to be focused on core strategies in order to drive more profitable growth. Ford's profits dropped by 35 percent in the first quarter of 2017 as a result of rising costs, pricey recalls and a drop in fleet sales. Read More »

Trump says he will nominate new FBI director soon

He's simply stated a fact. "I actually said today, let's not ever do any more press briefings", Trump told Fox News. LISA DESJARDINS: The back and forth and back again this week has been dizzying. LISA DESJARDINS: That is at odds with the previous two days of staff statements . Trump started the week by firing the FBI chief - only the second time that's happened in the bureau's history - and ended it by tweeting a barely veiled threat against Comey that also raised the spectre of ... Read More »

'Fast decision' on Federal Bureau of Investigation director could be coming, Trump says

Leaving their meeting Wednesday, a number of conservative House Republicans said they and their constituents remained firmly supportive of the president, and they questioned why there are so many leaks coming out that are hurtful to Trump. Here's what the committees are seeking and how it will affect ongoing investigations into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Read More »

Teacher health care contract negotiations break down


If he vetoes the budget, he essentially kills his own puppy. Audio for this story will be posted . Lawmakers and the governor are poised for a veto showdown. "Outside of this building - there might be this vortex here surrounding this building - but outside the Statehouse, there's a constant wind of support for what I'm proposing", Scott told reporters Wednesday. Read More »

Trump's broadside at 'showboating' Comey


According to a poll conducted by NBC News / Survey Monkey, nearly 50 percent of Americans are confident that Trump fired Comey because of his participation in the probe into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with flawless accuracy!. The White House initially said President Donald Trump made the call at the recommendation of the top two officials at the Justice ... Read More »

President Trump talks media accuracy, warns Comey on Twitter

Asked to clarify whether there were any tapes as Trump suggested, Spicer said he had nothing further to add to the President's tweets. During the dinner, Comey refused to pledge his loyalty and instead offered the president his honesty. Trump suggested they might be replaced with written responses "for the sake of accuracy". The White House initially said Trump fired Comey on the recommendation of the top Justice Department officials: Attorney-General Jeff Sessions and deputy ... Read More »

One More To Go: New Orleans Takes Down Civil War General's Statue


Due to the widely known intimidation, threats, and violence, serious safety concerns remain . The estate is about an hour and a half away from New Orleans in Mississippi. An inscription extolling white supremacy was added in 1932. The Jefferson Davis statue on Jefferson Davis Parkway, was erected in 1911 in honor of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy. Read More »

At least one killed as tornado tears though dozens of Oklahoma homes


One person in a auto was killed, the station reported, citing an emergency response official. Helicopter video from WCCO-TV and KARE-TV shows extensive damage at the trailer park, with several homes reduced to rubble. The Wisconsin tornado was part of a huge swath of the Plains and Upper Midwest threatened with severe weather. He told the Eau Claire newspaper the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park is a mess and they were still searching Tuesday night. Read More »

A wider personal electronics ban could cost flyers $1 billion

USA and European officials will discuss Wednesday, May 17, 2017, plans to broaden a US ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from Europe. While there has been some USA consultation with airlines that has allowed the industry to at least express its concerns - in contrast to the "badly implemented" Mideast ban - more detail needs to be provided, de Juniac said. Read More »

Republicans Might Actually Be Turning Against President Trump

Trump fired Flynn on February 13, on grounds that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russians. "I'll tell you in all honesty", said Republican Rep. While I will never be able to observe those fascinating beetles again without horror, this seems an apt metaphor for the state of the president's thinking on most things. Read More »

TIMELINE: Key moments in Trump's firing of Comey

Earlier, officials staunchly defended Trump's disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials. Trump says he was sharing facts related to terrorism and airline safety. McMaster told reporters Monday night. And he adopted a skeptical tone toward the reports that have the White House in chaos and lawmakers scrambling to respond. Read More »

High stakes involved in Trump's revelations to Russia


On Tuesday, U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster doubled down on his statements about a Washington Post report released Monday , where he called the story premise "false". But other nations appeared to be reconsidering. And The Washington Post and others say in doing so, he revealed information so sensitive it had not been widely shared even within the US government. Read More »

Trump threatens Comey, suggests possible leaks of 'tapes'

Trump escalated his feud on Friday morning with fired Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey, tweeting an implication there are secret recordings of one of their private conversations from earlier this year. Spicer did not directly address the possibility that conversations between Trump and Comey may have been recorded - a happenstance that would be reminiscent of the Watergate era of President Richard Nixon. Read More »

Education Secretary DeVos booed during commencement speech An error occurred


An impromptu resistance occurred against Betsy DeVos from Bethune-Cookman University graduates on Wednesday. They turned their backs on Betsy DeVos, literally. Petitions flooded the school before the commencement ceremony took place today, but the President of the university, Dr. Edison O. Jackson supported DeVos giving the speech. Read More »

Louisiana House Passes Bill To 'Protect Confederate Monuments'


Thomas Carmody's bill. House Speaker Taylor Barras, a New Iberia Republican who supported the bill , said he's concerned the issue's divisiveness could affect other heated debates on the budget, taxes and criminal justice overhaul as the session enters its final weeks ahead of the June 8 adjournment. Read More »

White House offers shifting explanations of Trump's disclosure to Russians


Trump also enlisted his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, to help contain the fallout from the latest set of damaging revelations about the administration's relationship with Russian Federation. In a statement, Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer said Israel has "full confidence in our intelligence sharing relationship with the United States" but he did not comment specifically on the veracity of the Times report . Read More »

Donald Trump dubs himself as 'worst-treated' politician in history

President Trump complained Wednesday that the press has treated him more unfairly than any other politician in history. "Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media", Trump said in CT today. She's concerned about relatives who are serving in the Coast Guard on the president's watch. "Together, we have the same mission and your devotion and dedication makes me truly proud to be your commander in chief", he said. Read More »

DOJ names former FBI head Robert Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

In announcing the appointment of a special counsel, Mr Rosenstein cited the "unusual circumstances" of the ongoing FBI Russia investigation. Special prosecutors and special counsels are both appointed to remove conflicts of interest in federal criminal investigations, if the situation would otherwise lead to officials investigating their own superiors. Read More »

Jury finds Oklahoma cop not guilty in shooting of black man

Defense Attorney Shannon McMurray told jurors Crutcher "made those choices" and that Shelby was in "complete control" when the shooting occurred. The case rose to quick notoriety after dashcam video and helicopter footage both showed that Crutcher had been holding his hands in the air and walking away from officers when he was tasered and then shot. Read More »

Dear Republicans: It is possible to say no to Trump

But while it can be harmful to publish classified information in those circumstances, publicly sharing the leaks that have enraged Trump is consistent with the national interest. White House officials are trying to shift the focus back to the president's agenda, particularly the trip. Is there a taping system in the Oval Office, as a presidential tweet hinted? Many Democratic critics of Trump's have raised the possibility that such a suggestion by Trump could amount to obstruction of ... Read More »

House oversight chair seeks Comey memos on Trump

Former Congressman and Reagan administration official David McIntosh said that regarding former FBI Director James Comey's "memo " or notes of a conversation he had with President Trump, the president "acted appropriately if he gave guidance" to Comey "on an investigation". Read More »