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Pelosi: Nunes violating recusal in Russian Federation probe

The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed the CIA, FBI and NSA on Wednesday for documents related to suspicions that Obama administration officials unlawfully unmasked the names of Americans associated with then-candidate Trump during the presidential campaign. [Full Article...]

Former Penn State president Spanier sentenced to jail in Sandusky scandal

A judge Friday sentenced three former Pennsylvania State University officials, including a former president, to short jail terms followed by home confinement for their roles in the child molestation scandal that rocked the university. Curley received the harshest penalty: seven to 23 months, with at least three in jail and four under house arrest. A graduate coaching assistant said that in 2001,... [Full Article...]

Quadriplegic Man Earns Degree With His Mom Who Helped Him In Class

Quadriplegic Man Earns Degree With His Mom Who Helped Him In Class Last weekend, as Judy O'Connor prepared to push her son's wheelchair across the stage at Chapman University's graduation, she got a surprise when the graduation announcer, choking through tears, announced that the school's faculty, administrators and board of trustees had chose to also give her an honorary MBA. [Full Article...]

Weiner pleads guilty to sexting; faces possible prison time

Weiner pleads guilty to sexting; faces possible prison time In court, Weiner said he has started mental health treatment. "I am filled with regret and heartbroken for those I hurt". Leathers said she encouraged the underage girl to report Weiner to the Federal Bureau of Investigation - a move that resulted in the agency's re-opening of its probe into Hillary Clinton's emails. [Full Article...]

Defending champ Nordqvist shoots 7-under 64 for LPGA lead

Defending champ Nordqvist shoots 7-under 64 for LPGA lead Nordqvist had two birdies and consecutive birdies on Nos. If Nordqvist is able to win the event, she will join Annika Sorenstam-a fellow Swede-as the only three-time winners. Kapur has also had mixed results in Nordea Masters, having made three cuts and missed as many since 2010. "I just want to go out on the golf course and enjoy it, play my game", Moriya Jutanugarn said. [Full Article...]

Bounty hunters, fugitive killed in gunfight at vehicle dealership

Cell phone video captured the scuffle moments before a fatal shoot out involving two Texas bounty hunters and a Minnesota fugitive. The two men, identified by authorities as Fidel Garcia and Gabriel Bernal from Corpus Christi, had pursued Ramon Michael Hutchinson, 49, on Tuesday to a Nissan dealership in Greenville, located about 50 miles northeast of Dallas. [Full Article...]

The American Health Care Act

I am surprised at the fiscal irresponsibility of the House of Representatives' proposal to shrink the US health care system, known as the American Health Care Act of 2017. They also urged that such a plan should show respect for life, offer access for all, be truly affordable and offer comprehensive and high quality coverage. [Full Article...]

Turkish Government Complains About 'Unprofessional' Treatment Of Erdogan Goons

The controversy started Tuesday when Turkish security guards accompanying Erdogan on his visit got physical with demonstrators outside Turkey's embassy in Washington . police officers out of their way. "They're protesting that we're acting over their thugs beating peaceful protesters ... in America?" added Jim Hanson. [Full Article...]

Where you can get free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day

Where you can get free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day Dunkin' Donuts: Free classic donut with purchase of beverage. To share moments of National Donut Day , use the hashtag #NationalDonutDay and #DoingTheMostGood. The official Salvation Army website indicates that this year marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, where the Salvation Army Donut Lassie was born. [Full Article...]

2 officers wounded in Texas shootout undergo surgery

2 officers wounded in Texas shootout undergo surgery Police say Rodriguez, who was fatally shot, had previously been convicted of murder in a Houston case and served prison time. This undated photo provided by the Laredo Police Department shows Antonio Gerardo Rodriguez. When the smoke cleared, three officers and the man had been injured. The Laredo police chief stopped by the hospital to visit the officers. Three officers have been hospitalized... [Full Article...]

The Trump Administration Now Wants SCOTUS To Reinstate The Travel Ban

The Trump Administration Now Wants SCOTUS To Reinstate The Travel Ban It " drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination ", the court said, and probably violated the US Constitution. The American Civil Liberties Union, tweeted: "We've beat this hateful ban and are ready to do it again ". The policy has caused some travel industry organizations, particularly the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA ), to warn that it could harm inbound travel to... [Full Article...]

Fresno 12-year-old spells 'marocain' to win National Spelling Bee

This year, the spelling bee has a single victor for the first time since 2013, having had two kids sharing the title over the past three years. "I'm so happy right now", holding her trophy and surrounded by her brother and parents. America has a new Spelling Bee champ. After three consecutive years of ties, the bee is trying to identify a sole champion this year by adding a tiebreaker test . [Full Article...]

CNN Asks Spelling Champ To Spell 'Covfefe'

CNN Asks Spelling Champ To Spell 'Covfefe' As the victor Ananya, a 12-year-old sixth-grader from Fresno, Calif., takes home $40,000 in cash, a $2,500 savings bond and a large collection of reference books. "You win!" Camerota said. Even Anderson Cooper, her CNN co-host for the New Year's Eve show, condemned the images. She expressed her appreciation to all Ghanaians who supported Lily to win, the team at YEF who worked tirelessly to ... [Full Article...]

Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia

He said India had been working to protect the environment even before the Paris deal reached in 2015. "Tonight, I wish to tell the United States: France believes in you". In his long speech, Trump said that India's participation in the Paris climate deal is "contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries". [Full Article...]

Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt

Suspect is contained". Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Suspect is speaking with a crisis negotiator. Officers were able to get him to drop the weapon. Pettigrew is being held for a mental evaluation and faces aggravated assault charges. [Full Article...]

Cleveland cop who shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice fired

Officer Frank Garmback , who was driving the patrol auto when Rice was shot, will be suspended for 10 days starting Wednesday. Garmback suspension was for the violation of a tactical rule related to how he approached the area where Rice was shot. [Full Article...]

Cause of Wisconsin Corn Mill Blast Unclear; 1 Worker Missing

Cause of Wisconsin Corn Mill Blast Unclear; 1 Worker Missing Police said one person was killed and two people were still missing as of Thursday morning. The explosion happened around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday. Williams said the fire was contained by early Thursday and there were no evacuations in the area. [Full Article...]

Accused South Carolina serial killer pleads guilty to seven murders

Accused South Carolina serial killer pleads guilty to seven murders She had been reported missing months earlier, and says she was held captive and raped by Kohlhepp. According to ABC affiliate WLOS , Kohlhepp agreed to a deal that gives him seven life sentences with no possibility of parole and spares him the death penalty. [Full Article...]

Anti-Embargo Groups React to Trump's Expected Restrictions on Cuba

Anti-Embargo Groups React to Trump's Expected Restrictions on Cuba Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) - all Cuba hardliners - have reportedly steered the Trump administration towards rolling back the ease in sanctions. But sources said such a move would be largely cosmetic and would not have much impact. The report commissioned by the Washington, D.C. -based nonprofit, which advocates for more open relations with the island nation, ass... [Full Article...]

Curtain falls on 'Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years

Circus, which he saw as a 5-year-old in 1961. Although Ringling Bros . and Barnum & Bailey Circus left its Sarasota winter quarters in 1960, more than five dozen veteran performers, fans and families turned out for the grand finale. Feld Entertainment will be livestreaming the final performance of Ringling Bros . "It really is the end of an era", he said. People for the Ethical Treatment... [Full Article...]


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