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Was Buster right to sit out battle royale between Giants and Nats?


Strickland should surely get suspended, even as he protested that he was trying to work Harper down and in, rather than leaving a fastball over the plate, because we know what Harper has done to those pitches in the past. Most people would expect fights to break out at a baseball game in the stands due to the alcohol consumption or passion for the game from fans. What kind of suspension should each player receive? A day after receiving a warm welcome back in his old home, Red Sox ace Chris ... Read More »

Modi, Merkel hold 4th Indo-German intergovernmental talks


German Chancellor Angela Merkel enjoys a beer during an election campaign in Munich on Sunday. The two leaders will then attend an India-German Business Summit, where German CEOs may announce investments but also reiterate complaints about barriers their businesses face in India, including tariffs, red tape and poor infrastructure. Read More »

Indian PM on climate: would be 'crime' to spoil environment

Joint ventures between German and Indian companies could also lead to building up consortiums for undertaking mega projects in the country, he said after addressing the Institute of South Asian Studies, a think tank at the National University of Singapore . Read More »

Minnesota officer charged in Castile shooting goes on trial

Twelve jurors and three alternates will be selected to hear the case. The pool included about a half a dozen people of color. As WCCO notes , Yanez is facing manslaughter charges in Castile's death. In the graphic footage, Castile was seen slumped over in the driver's seat of the vehicle covered in blood as Reynolds asked Yanez why he fired his gun. Read More »

Kelly defends plan for Russian Federation back channel as a 'good thing'

He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programs that will save our country billions of dollars. And while Mr Trump has reportedly been told by lawyers to limit his Twitter posts to prevent them being used as evidence in any potential legal case, the President could not resist warning his more than 30-million followers against believing the "fake news" about his administration. Read More »

The Climate Change Fight Will Continue Even Without Trump


On Sunday, he called for Russian Federation to be punished for its involvement in the 2016 presidential election in which Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. Trump is the only G7 leader not to have pledged his commitment to the deal, tweeting on May 27: "I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!" Mr. Read More »

Texas senate votes to allow discrimination against gay foster parents

The House voted 91-50 to amend Senate Bill 2078 , which focuses on schools' emergency plans, to include a clause requiring transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their "biological sex", the Texas Tribune reports . Republican Representative Chris Paddie from East Texas authored the House amendment. The House passed the bill, and the revised version is widely expected to pass in the Senate . Read More »

Nas and Lauryn Hill announce North American tour with Hannibal Buress


Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 2. Lauryn Hill and Nas are joining forces for a North American co-headlining tour kicking off in September in Chicago. 9/8/17 - Sterling Heights, MI - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill ^. 09/10 - Toronto, Ontario - Budweiser Stage ^. 09/15 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live &. Read More »

Deadly Storm Hits From Texas To The Great Lakes, Took 2 Lives


Fire Chaplain Danny Ringer told reporters at the scene late Tuesday that one person was known dead from the twister, although details were lacking. There were also a few homes and cabins around Lake Chetek, as well as several turkey farms, damaged by the Wisconsin tornado. Read More »

Sean Hannity goes on Twitter rant against Media Matters


Suzanne Scott, the president of programming at Fox News , met with Hannity on Tuesday to encourage him to drop the conspiracy theory, per CNN . Rich, 27, was killed in July 2016 in what police contend was a botched robbery. "There's nothing that I did, nothing that I said, except they don't like my position politically", he told the Huffington Post . "I serve at the pleasure of the Fox News Channel , and I am here to do my job every night", Mr. Read More »

Trump criticises Germany after Merkel questioned USA reliability

Her assessment was also supported by her chief political rival, former European Parliament President Martin Schulz , who told supporters that Trump had "humiliated" Merkel and other European leaders during the G-7 summit. After the summit, Mrs Merkel called the climate talks "very hard, if not to say, very unsatisfactory". Tension between Germany and the United States intensified Tuesday with President Donald Trump accusing the longtime USA ally of hurting the U.S. Read More »

Judge grants anonymity to latest Hastert sex abuse accuser


Hastert is now serving a 15-month sentence in federal prison for financial violations related to paying millions of dollars in hush money to another student who accused him of abuse. Hastert also faces a separate $1.8 million lawsuit by another anonymous victim and former Yorkville student. Hastert is now serving a 15-month sentence in a Minnesota federal prison for unlawfully arranging bank withdrawals to cover up sexual abuse allegations. Read More »

Texas lawmaker calls ICE on protestors


Protesters flooded the Texas state capitol to rally against SB4, dubbed the "anti-sanctuary city" bill because of its discriminatory bent. The last day of the Legislature on Monday was marred by a confrontation between lawmakers on the Texas House floor that involved death threats, shoving and a call to immigration authorities. Read More »

Trump hails heroes at Arlington


On behalf of America's federal workers - half of whom work directly with our nation's military - we salute our fallen heroes and thank the men and women who are now serving around the world to defend the United States . "Though they were here only a brief time before God called them home, their legacy will endure forever". We also proudly fly America's lovely flag at our homes, businesses, and in our community parades to honor their memory. Read More »

Change Senate rules to speed up health care, tax reform bills


After a brief respite, Trump is back on Twitter to defend himself from ... whoever it is that is out to get him this time. Current Senate rules mandate that 60 senators - three-fifths of the 100-member Senate - must agree in order to end debate and move forward to a vote on a measure or piece of legislation - a process known as invoking cloture. Read More »

Mattis: War With North Korea Would Be 'Catastrophic'

That test, KCNA said, was conducted to verify features of a "new self-propelled launching pad vehicle" and "automated launching preparation processes" in different terrain and conditions. Monday's launch marked the 12th test-firing by the nuclear-armed country this year. Japan said it believed it had fallen into its exclusive economic zone, extending 200 nautical miles from the coast. Read More »

Narendra Modi meets Chancellor Angela Merkel on Germany visit

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said the West had become weaker as Washington increasingly put US interests first. Then, at the Group of Seven summit of leaders of major world economies on Friday and Saturday, he refused to endorse the Paris agreement on combating climate change, punting a decision until this week. Read More »

Body of child found in auto, identification pending


The Jackson Police Department, Hinds County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation , Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Madison County Sheriff's Office are working collectively on the case. A suspect left the group's vehicle and got into Archie's auto. Police were called to the scene and took the report from Archie, who did not initially tell law enforcement that her son was in the backseat. Read More »

Justices will hear Ohio appeal over purging voter rolls


OH has purged hundreds of thousands of people from the voter rolls simply because they have exercised their right not to vote in a few elections. The case was filed in April 2016, in opposition to Husted's decision to purge hundreds of thousands of lawfully registered voters from the rolls in OH, the swingingest of swing states, during a critical election year. Read More »

Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

Patrick said the House didn't complete its work, blaming Speaker Joe Straus , R-San Antonio, for acting slowly on legislation that is needed to keep five state agencies running, including the board that licenses the state's doctors. Patrick has said he would use the sunset measure as leverage. After that, both chambers will have sessions furiously approving laws ahead of Monday's end of the legislative session. Read More »

Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Rice shooting


City officials said Officer Loehmann was sacked for giving false information during his application process. In January, city officials charged Loehmann for failing to provide truthful information on his employment application regarding disciplinary actions, information surrounding his departure from a previous police department and failing a test in May 2013. Read More »