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Man arrested in theft of Portland train victim's ring

Man arrested in theft of Portland train victim's ring Police don't know who the other backpack belongs to. Officers recovered the backpack, but a camouflage wallet that contained phone numbers important to Best's family was missing. Cops described the thief as a white male with a blonde mullet who was wearing a black Jordan Brand baseball cap in addition to the black shirt. Best and Namkai-Meche died of their wounds. [Full Article...]

Will withdraw from Paris global climate pact

Elon Musk, who serves on Trump's business council , announced he'd be departing said council over the decision. "No responsible leader can put the workers of their own country at a debilitating disadvantage", Mr. But it also gave the flexibility for future administrations to revise their targets, which Obama's special climate envoy, Todd Stern, noted as he urged Trump to remain in the agreement... [Full Article...]

Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal Sends 3 More to Jail

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier and former vice president Gary Schultz will have to spend two months in jail. Former vice president Gary Schultz, 67, was sentenced to 6 to 23 months, with two months behind bars. "Why no one made a phone call to police ... is beyond me". He didn't appear to understand that the world was watching, telling people the news vans would eventually leave camp... [Full Article...]

Illinois House won't take up budget bills on last day of session

Rauner blamed Democrats for his failure to get his budget proposal enacted - and for wrecking the grand bargain. Gov. Rauner: But what we can never do is give up. Bruce Rauner to return to the negotiating table to help get a full and balanced budget for the state of IL after reviewing the Senate budget, which is built on unrealistic savings and shoddy accounting. [Full Article...]

Johns student continues advance through National Spelling Bee

Una VanWynsberghe of Van Wert, Ohio, correctly spelled "regurgitant" on Wednesday morning during a preliminary round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee . Google uploaded a revised image of their labeled map hours after their initial release because, you guessed it, they misspelled a word of their own: "Ninety". [Full Article...]

Trump waives law requiring US move its embassy to Jerusalem

Israel considers all of the city its indivisible capital. They hope to make East Jerusalem the capital of their future state , and have broad support from the global community. The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as their capital. Trump's waiver suspends the move under the Jerusalem Embassy Act for six months. INSKEEP: Would you remind us why the USA embassy isn't in Jerusalem, whi... [Full Article...]

PA slams Netanyahu remarks on Jerusalem division

PA slams Netanyahu remarks on Jerusalem division So en route to Israel, Tillerson evaded questions about whether the Western Wall is part of the Jewish state.It later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the global community and claims the entire city as its capital. Trump had just visited Israel and the Palestinian areas. "That includes advancing prosperity, defeating the evils of terrorism and facing the threat of an Irania... [Full Article...]

WH communications director Michael Dubke resigns

WH communications director Michael Dubke resigns Dubke resigned on May 18 though he has not set a last day on the job, according to Axios News, which first reported his departure. Mr. Trump certainly needs to fix his White House mess, but staff changes won't matter unless the President accepts that he is the root of the dysfunction. [Full Article...]

White House: Trump Interviewing 4 FBI Candidates

Trump said he could make a "fast decision" on replacing Comey - possibly before he leaves Friday for Saudi Arabia, the start of his first overseas trip since taking office on January 20. Senate Republicans lauded Lieberman's possible candidacy, but that support did not extend across the aisle. And he confirmed it could be Joe Lieberman. [Full Article...]

Trump on Kushner: 'I have total confidence in him'

Trump on Kushner: 'I have total confidence in him' Last week, the Arizona lawmaker said investigations into allegations of ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation were reaching "Watergate size and scale". Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly agreed. Mr Trump, who had been uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter during his nine-day trip overseas, resumed his favourite past-time with fury on Sunday, dismissing allegations of Russian F... [Full Article...]

Tamir Rice shooting probe: 1 officer fired, 1 suspended

As the Plain Dealer reported last month, CIRC already "found no fault in the officers' actions leading up to, during and after the November 22, 2014 shooting at Cudell Recreation Center on Cleveland's West Side". Rice's death occurred during a stretch a few years ago where multiple Black men - nearly all of them unarmed - were shot and killed at the hands of the police nationwide. [Full Article...]

Mother to victims: 'You will always be our hero'

Mother to victims: 'You will always be our hero' And in Gresham, another eastern suburb, prosecutors charged a man with a hate crime after police said he chased down a black teenager with his vehicle after a fight and struck him, killing him. Wheeler had called on the US government to revoke a permit for an event Sunday billed as a pro-President Donald Trump free-speech rally and not to issue a permit for the rally against Islamic law. [Full Article...]

Minimum wage: Reps to cause review every 5 years

Minimum wage: Reps to cause review every 5 years It is now $11.40. Effective January 1, 2018, minimum wage will be increasing from $11.40/hour to $14.00/hour, a 22.8% increase . Challengers say it should be left to local officials who better understand the needs of their residents to decide the appropriate minimum wage. [Full Article...]

WaPost: Russians Might Get US Diplomatic Compounds Back

WaPost: Russians Might Get US Diplomatic Compounds Back They were acquired by the Soviet Union government in the 1950s and 1970s. The demands were outlined in detail at a first round of talks between Thomas Shannon, the US undersecretary of state for political affairs, and Sergey Ryabkov, Russia's deputy foreign minister, in NY last month. [Full Article...]

Iowa's Republican senators lower expectations on Obamacare repeal

Iowa's Republican senators lower expectations on Obamacare repeal Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch confirmed-has repeatedly ruled out doing the same for other legislative business. "So if we think that Trump's contract with the voters is important to us, then the fiscally conservative thing to do is to pay for it". [Full Article...]

To Repeal Obamacare, Senate May Have to Keep Some of Its Taxes

To Repeal Obamacare, Senate May Have to Keep Some of Its Taxes Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected the idea. Republican Senators Regina Birdsell of Hampstead and Harold French of Franklin voted with the nine Senate Democrats . The House in a bill passed May 4 voted to end taxes enacted under the Affordable Care Act, including those on investment income, expensive "Cadillac" health plans and even indoor tanning. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers scuffle, hurl threats on Texas House floor

Lawmakers scuffle, hurl threats on Texas House floor Poncho Nevárez, a Democrat, who stood face-to-face with Rinaldi. He said that's when state Rep. Matt Rinaldi , a Republican lawmaker from Irving, approached Cortez and his two colleagues. "Matt Rinaldi looked into the gallery and saw Hispanic people and automatically assumed they were undocumented. Both were created to incite each other", said Rinaldi. [Full Article...]

Trump condemns fatal stabbing of good Samaritans in Portland

Trump condemns fatal stabbing of good Samaritans in Portland Jeremy Joseph Christian was riding a Portland commuter train when he began screaming anti-Muslim rhetoric at two women - one wearing a hijab - after they boarded. In the wake of the attack, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is asking the federal government to cancel a permit for what he called an "alt-right" rally scheduled for this Sunday, saying the event could make a hard situation worse. [Full Article...]

Portland murder suspect appears in court, declares alleged crimes acts of 'patriotism'

Portland murder suspect appears in court, declares alleged crimes acts of 'patriotism' In the patrol vehicle, Christian can be heard on surveillance video saying he stabbed three people in the neck and that he can "die a happy man", according to court papers. "I am very thankful as a Muslim, I am very thankful as a Portlander. that we stand together here as one", Muhammad Najieb, an imam at the Muslim Community Center, told The Associated Press . [Full Article...]

16-year-old girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver

16-year-old girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver Eliza Wasni, 16, has been charged in the killing of Wilmette man Grant Nelson, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. Nelson died later at a nearby hospital. Uber, a ride-sharing company with outfits throughout the USA, is expanding to Beaumont. Wasni spoke during the bond court hearing only to confirm her name. [Full Article...]


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