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Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt


He is facing a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm. Police have contained a suspect with a weapon at the Orlando International Airport , authorities tweeted Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Police said the suspect was attempting "suicide by cop", trying to draw gunfire from authorities by threatening bystanders and the responding officers. Read More »

Appeals court upholds HIAS suit against Trump travel ban


The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 10-3 to uphold the previous ruling to stop primary portions of the executive order indefinitely. The association's president, Beth Baron, a professor at the City University of New York's Graduate Center, said in a statement that the Fourth Circuit's ruling "reaffirmed what MESA and our partners in this lawsuit have been saying from the beginning: President Trump's Muslim ban violates the U.S. Read More »

Did Manchester Terror Suspect Salman Abedi Meet With ISIS Operatives in Libya?

Photos obtained by the New York Times show pieces of blue fabric found at the crime scene, along with a powerful battery and the detonator used to trigger the explosion. Britain's terror threat level continues to be " critical ", meaning authorities believe another attack could be imminent, and additional soldiers and armed police officers have been deployed at key sites in London and other cities. Read More »

Calley is coy about 2 big announcements planned this week


The group will need about 315,000 valid voter signatures to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. Calley did not explain the discrepancy, although he may have referring to the average pay for first-year teachers. GOP House Speaker Tom Leonard, a potential candidate for attorney general, has backed the concept as well. An independent political action committee has been running online ads for more than a month touting Calley and building anticipation about Tuesday's announcement. Read More »

1 hurt by driver firing AK-47 on Florida highway


During the rampage, Ruiz reportedly lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a concrete barrier divider. Once police surrounded the suspect, he started shooting at officers, according to CBS Miami . The other victims were identified as 56-year-old Juan Carlos Castillo, 39-year-old Ray Alex Manresa, 29-year-old Michael Lekoetue, 26-year-old Simone Evans and 24-year-old Rob'Terria Byrd. Read More »

Maine police officers hurt, 1 critical, after boat crash


Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin said Sunday it's been a hard and exhausting day for Fryeburg police. Bousquet disappeared after the canoe she was riding in with Wayne Demers, 62, of Somersworth, New Hampshire, capsized about 3:50 p.m. "Nate and his family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers", said Chief Potvin. "The police force is actually a pretty small community in ME", said Warden Service Maj. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway Defends Jared Kushner Without Disputing Reports

The talks would have taken place before Mr Trump assumed the presidency, when Mr Kushner was a private citizen. The Washington Post previously reported that Sergey Kislyak , Russia's ambassador to the USA, told his superiors in Moscow that Kushner proposed a backchannel line of communication between the Trump transition team and the Russian government in December. Read More »

White House Responds To Allegations About Kushner, Russia Communications


Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said it was "obviously very concerning" if a key Trump campaign figure was possibly seeking secret communications during the transition period with a country that intelligence experts say intervened in the 2016 USA presidential election. Read More »

Texas House speaker refuses to negotiate compromise on 'bathroom bill'

Since 2004, Texas has hosted more combined Super Bowls, NBA All-Star Games and NCAA men's Final Fours than any other state, and San Antonio is scheduled to host another Final Four in 2018. Lawmakers on a conference committee met privately to reconcile those differences and prioritize which public programs to fund. Democrats have slammed Republicans for writing their bill behind closed doors and for not moving through the typical committee process in the Senate . Read More »

Investigators examine Jared Kushner's meeting with Russian Banker

But this tweet comes as the media continues to report on contacts between Russian Federation and Trump associates, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner , one of Trump's most trusted advisers. Asked about a possible staff shake-up, Spicer said: "I think the president is very pleased with his team and he has a robust agenda". The White House hasn't denied the " Post " report. Read More »

Manchester bombing: Fresh arrests as police carry out raids

Police issued a strongly worded statement late on Wednesday after the New York Times published photographs of the crime scene where a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert. Sheikh Mohammed also reaffirmed that the UAE stood in solidarity with the United Kingdom, and that it took a firm stand in confronting terrorism, violence and extremism in all its forms and manifestations. Read More »

Higher power: LeBron soaring into 7th straight NBA Finals

That collapse allowed Kevin Durant to feel it was ok to jump ship to the Warriors, which makes this year's task much tougher for LeBron and Co. So finally Kevin Durant made a decision to leave the Oklahoma City basketball team and joined the Golden State Warriors where he says he is happy now and at peace. Read More »

Oklahoma rallies, Vanderbilt survives a scare in NCAA golf

Leading by one heading to the 18th, Raza posted a birdie to win the match 2-up and advance OR to the final. Giovanni Tadiotto, who had erased a deficit in his morning quarterfinal match, closed from three down to one down with three to go. 1, and although the golfers went back and forth on the front nine, Hale never trailed in the match. The Sooner stormed back in the final three pairings to take the match. Read More »

Trump's use of private cellphone raises security concerns


Among the world leaders who have been given the president's cell phone number are Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, according to the wire service. All the officials demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record. Such an informal invitation breaks diplomatic protocol and could make Trump's calls prone to foreign surveillance, according to national security experts. Read More »

Baltimore mayor exploring removal of Confederate statues


Pugh's decision to revive the city's inquiry into removing the statues will likely be met with protest. She directed that "interpretive signage" be added in front of the monuments. The commission also noted that about 65,000 Marylanders fought for the Union while 22,000 fought for the Confederacy, yet Baltimore has just one public monument to the Union, which is how many "border states " such as Kentucky (falsely) memorialized the Civil War. Read More »

Portland stabbing victims honored with impromptu memorial


The homicide detective investigating the attack said in court documents that surveillance and cellphone video showed Christian cutting the three victims with a knife. "To ride the train home without being assaulted because of the color of your skin or your religious beliefs, is an inalienable right", she wrote in her letter. Read More »

Fewer insured under GOP bill

There are many variables - and unforeseen outcomes - that can undermine even the most carefully crafted policy initiative. "They rushed the bill to the floor without a committee and limited amendments, and of course it was voted on in direct contradiction of their promises", he says . Read More »

Up on the Roof, With Rep. Darrell Issa


Issa's challenge was showcased on Twitter Tuesday, where he posted photos of himself and a crowd of what appeared to be mostly protesters outside his office , who carried signs that said "Impeach" and "Issa killed your health insurance". The group San Diego Indivisible gathered outside for the " Darrell Issa , You're Toast" resistance rally. He spent some time talking to a few of those gathered regardless then headed upstairs to take a pic of everyone. Read More »

Texas rep calls ICE on capitol protesters


Immigration and Customs Enforcement in regards to the various groups of protesters who had gathered at the Capitol to protest SB-4, more commonly known as the " sanctuary cities bill". The bill which continues to elicit mixed reactions bans sanctuary cities in the state allowing police to question anyone about their immigration status. Read More »