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White House adviser differs with coal-loving president

Tusk already met with Trump on Thursday in Brussels , and said that while both sides did not have a "common position about Russia ", they appeared to be on the same line where the Ukrainian conflict is concerned. Chairman Bob CorkerBob CorkerCohn: US "probably looking to get tougher" on Russia The Hill's 12:30 Report Official: Trump "looking at" future of US sanctions on Russia MORE (R-Tenn.) on Thursday said that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee might impose tougher sanctions ... Read More »

Ariana Grande announces benefit concert for Manchester victims


The arrests came after detectives carried out a controlled explosion as they searched a property in the Moss Side area of Manchester in the early hours of Thursday. The decision to cut short her attendance at the G7 was driven by the fact that Britain is under its gravest threat from terrorism in a decade, the official said. Read More »

Pacific trade ministers fight to save TPP pact despite U.S. pullout

In a stormy first foray overseas for Robert Lighthizer , the new U.S. Trade Representative failed to get Asian and Pacific countries to back the Trump administration's "fair trade" agenda as the two sides disagreed over protectionism. "Bilateral negotiations are better for the United States", the 69-year old former Ronald Reagan trade negotiator said in Hanoi. "Either TPP ministers will say they want to go ahead with TPP 11 and change the articles so that they can put it into force". Read More »

Illinois lawmakers pass workers' compensation measures


The Senate had been working on a bipartisan deal since January, but negotiations fell apart after Democrats say Republicans, at Rauner's direction, continually moved the goal line. The mascot trolled Rauner at a press conference Friday morning. The group last week issued a lengthy report on its budget recommendations. I hope you will join me in urging the governor to take up House Democrats' offer and help us end this budget crisis. Read More »

South Carolina man pleads guilty to 7 killings


As part of the plea, Kohlhepp agreed not to file any appeals and will never be considered for parole. As they freed her, she told deputies Kohlhepp killed her boyfriend, 32-year-old Charles David Carter , after they came to his land two months before to help him clean, Solicitor Barry Barnette said. Read More »

10 inmates escape from Minnesota prison; 1 still on the lam


DOC officials said the offenders were being transferred in a vehicle and made a stop at MCF-Lino Lakes, where the offender gained control of the vehicle. The suspect still on the lam has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 2009. He was also charged for fleeing a police officer. He was arrested last October on several outstanding warrants. Read More »

Trump son-in-law Kushner a focus in Russia probe

The pattern is increasingly clear: As investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to and possible collusion with Russian Federation have intensified, so too have efforts by the president and his staff to quash those probes or put pressure on USA officials to publicly deny the validity of the swirling allegations. Read More »

Truck crashed on purpose into famed Nevada brothel


It's unknown why he targeted the brothel. The investigation is continuing. This was confirmed by Dennis Hof , the owner of the brothel, CBS News reported. Authorities still haven't released a motive behind the incident, but a friend said the man was very upset and claimed he had a bad experience at the Bunny Ranch about 20 years ago. Read More »

Diamondbacks 4, Brewers 0


It would be his fourth stint on the DL in his career. Ray drilled Manny Pina in the left elbow in the second, knocking the Brewers' catcher flat. The Brewers will send a former Diamondback to the hill in right-hander Chase Anderson (2-1). He is 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA with seven strikeouts in his two previous appearances. Read More »

GOP candidate who scuffled with reporter wins Montana election -- and apologizes

With 301,231 votes counted, Gianforte was up 50% to 44% with an edge of 151,021 votes to 132,555 for Quist, according to the Secretary of State website . Last night I made a mistake, and I took an action that I can't take back. Observers consider the Montana special election and others around the country as a barometer of political sentiment and a potential foreshadowing of the 2018 midterms. Read More »

Sheriff: It's 'hard to hide' swan statue stolen by naked man


The suspect stole a company truck as well as the black-and-white checkered swan. A second video snippet a short while later then shows a pickup driving away. Thompson is being held at the Hillsborough County Jail charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle. "So, we have a naked man, a bucket, and a very expensive and very large stolen swan". Read More »

Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies, high temperature near 84

West wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with scattered thundershowers. A light south wind will increase to 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning. Sunday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Wednesday night - Increasing clouds, with a low around 55. Thunderstorm chances will increase Friday into Saturday as a storm system approaches the area, according to the National Weather Service . Read More »

Gianforte wins Montana House seat one day after body-slamming reporter

President Donald Trump , 70, won Montana in the 2016 Election by over 20 points, so Democrats, despite losing this raise, are touting the closeness of the race as moral victory. "Jacobs was asked to leave", Scanlon said. "I'm sick and exhausted of you guys!" "The last time you were here you did the same thing". "Get the hell out of here!" The Guardian posted an audio clip in which Gianforte can be heard saying he was "sick and exhausted of you guys". Read More »

Memorial Day 2017: Travelers will hit highest level since 2005


Travel by other modes of transportation, including cruises, trains and buses, will increase 2.9 percent, to 1.75 million travelers. "Higher confidence, rising wages and recent gas price declines have bolstered consumer spending, leaving many Americans with more money to spend on travel this Memorial Day ". Read More »

Watchdog: '23 million to lose health coverage under GOP health bill'

The CBO specifies that these people would have difficulty getting affordable coverage "despite the additional funding that would be available". However, Trumpcare would do more than just kick people off of their health plans . But the report said the lower prices would arise largely because many consumers would be buying skimpier coverage and others wouldn't be able to afford it and would leave the market, particularly the very ill, lower earners and people in their 50s and early 60s. Read More »

Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina congressional district maps

In other words, Democrats wanted race-based voting districts until they didn't. Even with the new districts, Republicans maintained their 10-3 edge in congressional seats. Justice Samuel Alito wrote an opinion concurring and dissenting in part joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy . Read More »

A neigborhood party pooper unplugs a bounce house with kids inside


But that's not all, the home's security camera captured an elderly man walking along the side of the house and unplugging the bounce house from an outdoor outlet. Then he walks back and unplugs the bounce house, and walks back across the street. She recalled that one child had to be pulled out by his leg. The neighbor, who has been uncooperative with police, could face trespassing charges, "Today" reported . Read More »

Trump lost travel ban fight before it began

Under the revised version of the executive order, the Trump administration had attempted to address some of the early objections to the original executive order by excluding certain foreign nationals from its scope, such as those who already had visas, or who were green card holders or dual nationals traveling on a passport from a non-designated country. Read More »

US not started assessment on any Trump intel disclosure to Russia: Coats


Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would recuse himself from election investigations after it was revealed that he, too, met with Kislyak and failed to disclose it to Congress. "The congressional committees. have a mission of uncovering the truth, making the American people aware of it, producing reports and recommendations as to how to avoid this kind of interference by Russian Federation and others in the future", said Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat and former USA ... Read More »

Leading Montana newspapers pull endorsements of Greg Gianforte

Gianforte also campaigned with Montana Republican Senator Steve Daines, who tweeted Thursday that he does "not condone violence in any way" and that Gianforte "needs to apologize". Gianforte has been ordered to appear in court by June 7. Jacobs previously authored a piece on Gianforte exposing his business ties to Russian companies that have been sanctioned by the United States. Read More »

Phoenix police: Comicon suspect threatened police, performer


Fortune said the man meant to harm Phoenix police and had been taking pictures of officers and posting them on social media. "At this time, there is no evidence to cause investigators to believe this is anything more than an isolated incident", Phoenix police said in a press release. Read More »

At least two dead as tornadoes tear through US Midwest


At least one person died and about two dozen others were injured when a tornado ripped through a trailer park near Chetek, Wisconsin at 5.30pm on Tuesday. Jody Darling, a friend of the residents of this home in Elk City, Okla., talks on a phone while standing in a room of the house that is now totally exposed on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Read More »

Spotty Showers Coming on Memorial Day

High temperatures are expected to be in the mid 60s with a cool onshore breeze. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Winds out of the southwest at 10-20 miles per hour. Happy Memorial Day everyone! Sunday , there's A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2:00 pm. Read More »

GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats' anti-Trump hopes

According to the audio tape, Jacobs' encounter with Gianforte turned violent when he tried to ask the candidate if he supported a Republican healthcare overhaul bill after the Congressional Budget Office found the measure would cost 23 million Americans their medical insurance coverage by 2026. Read More »