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Trump says Iran violating 'spirit' of nuclear deal

But at least we have an administration that recognizes Iran is basically the same country that took our people hostage in 1979, and understands there is a reason we don't do business with such regimes. This week, Trump met with Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni. President Donald Trump ordered the review to evaluate whether suspension of sanctions related to the nuclear deal was "vital to the national security interests of the United States", Tillerson said. Read More »

AU softball players arrested on marijuana charges; suspended indefinitely

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The police report states the arrests happened at a residence along East Samford Avenue. The three players have a court date set for August 31, according to police reports. Maresette, a native of Snellville, Ga., has been used a reserve outfielder in 17 games of her freshman season as the left-handed hitter is just 1-of-7 at the plate. Read More »

Supreme Court Saves Arkansas Death Row Inmate from Execution

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That decision followed a ruling by the Arkansas Supreme Court that blocked both Davis's and Ward's executions . While the last-minute appeals raised technical issues involving the defendants' legal rights and courts' jurisdiction, the state's effort to execute its first prisoners since 2005 focused largely on the drugs to be used. Read More »

Stronger beer coming to Kansas grocery stores

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The new law - approved 85-40 in the House and 27-11 in the Senate - would allow for the sale of strong beer in grocery and convenience stores beginning April 1, 2019. In exchange, liquor stores will be able to sell more non-alcoholic products including mixers, lottery tickets and tobacco products. The change does not include wine. Read More »

National Football League schedule release coming Thursday night, Chiefs-Patriots expected

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This means they have one less game in Oakland and face a prime AFC contender on a neutral field. Atlanta plays every team it faced in the postseason en route to the Super Bowl previous year. Might be a good thing, considering they've won there the last two years. The Ravens have missed the playoffs in three of four seasons since winning the Super Bowl in 2012, while the Jaguars have turned in six consecutive losing seasons. Read More »

Prosecutors: Man arrested over attack on German soccer team

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But German investigators last week said they had "significant doubts" that the attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus on Tuesday was the work of "Islamists". In December, a Tunisian man killed 12 people when he ploughed a truck through a Berlin Christmas market, one of a spate of Islamist militant attacks across France, Belgium and Germany in the past two years. Read More »

US Olympic champion Rollins banned for one year

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A meeting with Barack Obama at the White House led to one of the three missed drugs tests that resulted in Olympic champion Brianna Rollins receiving a 12-month ban. She incurred a third missed test within 12 months after that staff member left the federation and was not replaced, triggering a suspension by UK Anti-Doping. Read More »

Olympic hurdles champion banned for whereabouts mix-up

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USADA pointed out that she did complete eight out-of-competition tests during 2016, but, under World Anti-Doping Agency rules, three missed tests in the space of 12 months triggers a sanction. The abitrators noted that two of the violations came after Rollins' Rio victory, when she was traveling in one instance to her home state of Florida to be honored and in another to be received by US President Barack Obama, honors that "could reasonably distract her from her quotidian (though important) ... Read More »

Stephen Colbert Shreds 'Self-Righteous Landfill Of Angry Garbage' Bill O'Reilly

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Fans loved his willingness to talk back to power or point out hypocrisy among liberal politicians or media members. And he keeps echoing in the broader media landscape. Marc Kasowitz, O'Reilly's lawyer, said in a statement Tuesday that the television host "has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that is unprecedented in post-McCarthyist America". Read More »

Proxy war in Georgia's 6th Congressional District

She treated Trump gingerly throughout the campaign in a district he barely won in November, but the president called to congratulate her Wednesday morning and Handel said she hoped he'd campaign for her. "Glad to be of help!" While some polling suggests Ossoff still stands a chance at winning the seat, the task in front of him now is a much steeper climb than what he has faced up to this point. Read More »

'Mexican heritage' judge attacked by Trump to hear 'Dreamer' case

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Trump's comments were widely criticized, even by top figures within the Republican party who acknowledged that his comments were racist and improper for a presidential candidate. "In addition, he has a conviction for theft for which he received probation". It turns out that Curiel will continue to resolve Trump-related disputes. Read More »

Survivalist who ambushed police seeks to avoid death penalty

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Bryon K. Dickson II, 38, of Dunmore, and severely wounded Trooper Alex T. Douglass, 34, of Olyphant. Frein, who led police on a 48-day manhunt through the Pocono Mountains before his capture by USA marshals, faces a potential death sentence if he's convicted of killing Cpl. Read More »

Girl Stabbed at St. Cloud Walmart

Cloud. Walmart security contained the suspect in the store and he discarded the knife prior to officers' arrival. Investigators say De Beche isn't telling them why he assaulted the girl, but say there is no danger to the public. Cloud, was taken into custody without incident. The victim told officers that she does not know the suspect, and did not know why the suspect assaulted her. Read More »

Former Tennessee teacher in kidnapping case captured, girl safe

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation first announced the news on Twitter on Thursday. Authorities provided more details about how the two individuals were found at a press conference later that afternoon in Nashville. If convicted of the federal charge, he faces at least 10 years in prison, acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith said. "We couldn't be happier to tell you she will soon be on her way back home to Tennessee", Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn said. Read More »

Republican wins surprisingly close Kansas congressional election

Yet even before the results were in, Democrats claimed victory in defeat, noting how much Estes was underperforming typical Republicans in the district, how energized Democratic voters are, and that several upcoming special elections , not to mention the 2018 midterms, will happen on more friendly turf. Read More »

Mariners fans turn out in droves for dual Ichiro bobblehead giveaway

Now 43 years old and largely relegated to pinch-hitting duty with the Miami Marlins , Ichiro returned to Seattle for a three-game set against his old club this week and got a rare start in right field for the series finale on Wednesday. When the Marlins then put two runners on base against Marshall, manager Scott Servais summoned Rzepczynski for the final out. With the Mariners leading 3-0, Suzuki grounded out to second to end the third inning. Read More »

Former Saints player Will Smith's killer gets total of 40 years

Fuller said he did not discuss the sentence's length with Hayes afterward. He said he took responsibility for actions by staying on the scene to wait for police and talking to them once they arrived. Testimony ahead of the sentence has been emotional. Smith's widow Racquel accused Hayes of lying. Hayes' lawsuit said Smith's blood tested almost two times the legal limit for alcohol. Read More »

Japan and U.S. set framework for economic talks

It is the top US state for per-capita foreign direct investment from Japan, including higher-technology and better-paying manufacturing jobs, said Victor Smith, Pence's commerce secretary when he led the state. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday diplomatic means must be used to resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula. In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters he hopes "there will be no unilateral actions like those we saw recently in Syria and that the ... Read More »

2 officers shot responding to robbery in Seattle

The incident occurred around 1:25 p.m. according to the Seattle Times. Police have two suspects in custody, one with significant injuries, according to police. The Seattle Police Foundation had said earlier that the officers were "alert and OK". "Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families". Read More »

Mac senior awarded Merit Scholarship

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Over 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program when they took the 215 Preliminary /National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. Read More »

Arkansas officials ask courts to clear path for executions

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The first two executions were canceled because of court decisions. A judge in Little Rock has blocked the state from using one of the drugs in Arkansas' execution protocol because a company says the state misled it into providing the drug for lethal injections. Read More »

Judge Blocks Missouri's Abortion-Restricting Rules

Planned Parenthood affiliates with Missouri health centers had sought the move in suing over Missouri's restrictions last November. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, whose office defended the state in the lawsuit, countered that "this decision is wrong", and "I will appeal". Read More »