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Judge declares Prince's six siblings heirs to his estate

Judge declares Prince's six siblings heirs to his estate Appeals from others claiming heirship were rejected and they have since filed appeals. A judge in Minnesota has ruled on who the official heirs of Prince's massive estate will be. Prince's estate is valued at about $200 million before taxes. Lawyers for the siblings didn't want to wait, though, saying further delays would increase costs to the estate and impede its efficient administration. [Full Article...]

Concert, memorial part of Police Week observances in Detroit

Concert, memorial part of Police Week observances in Detroit One of them was Dennis Ives, a motorcycle officer who was run off the road in 1975 on his way to help cover a parade. "(Basler) and another officer were responding to a prowler call on West Levee Street and they encountered the suspect, which in turn opened fire on our captain", Dale said. [Full Article...]

Jason Chaffetz expected to announce early resignation from Congress

Trump and Mr. Comey. Chaffetz on Tuesday requested the FBI turn over to Congress and records of communications between fired FBI Director James Comey and the president. Chaffetz is head of a committee that is the House's investigatory arm into the Executive Branch. South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy is considered the favorite to replace Chaffetz after he steps down this summer. [Full Article...]

Severe weather outbreak predicted in Oklahoma, Kansas

Severe weather outbreak predicted in Oklahoma, Kansas The risk of severe storms across Oklahoma has increased. Update, 9:50 p.m.: Tornado sirens going off in Jenks but not for tornado. The agency recommends staying away from windows. The National Weather Service logged almost 20 reports of tornadoes from the states of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas and numerous reports of high winds and hail. [Full Article...]

Trump to meet four candidates for Federal Bureau of Investigation director: Spicer

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. takes questions from reporters at the Republican National Committee Headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 . Lieberman was also former Vice President Al Gore's running mate in the 2000 election. Since leaving the Senate, Lieberman has been a senior counsel at the NY law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP and serves on a number of boards. [Full Article...]

MS teens face charges over kidnapped boy found dead

MS teens face charges over kidnapped boy found dead The boy was inside the silver 2000 Toyota Camry about 2 a.m. Thursday in the parking lot of Kroger on Interstate 55, when someone stole the vehicle, police said. A child abduction alert was played repeatedly Thursday on local newscasts and police and family members issued public appeals for help. According to WMC Action News , because Archie had to run in for only a moment, she left her vehicle... [Full Article...]

Storms produce weak tornadoes in SE Minnesota, W Wisconsin

He mentioned, that these storms are classified as severe thunderstorms due the hail and damaging winds that will accompany the storm. Tonight , the main threats include hail, gusty winds and unsafe lightning. for most counties, except Lake and McHenry in IL, according to the National Weather Service. "Looking at the dry line its still west of San Angelo and is pushing to Big Lake right now", ... [Full Article...]

Black man posed no threat before officer shot him

Black man posed no threat before officer shot him Census Bureau . He said he walked up to Shelby at the shooting scene to make sure she knew she had the right to say nothing. The trial also involved 6 witnesses including Officers Tyler Turnbough-Shelby's backing officer-and Michael Richert, who was in a helicopter overhead with Shelby's husband. [Full Article...]

Voters pass school budgets across area

Voters pass school budgets across area Howell's residential and commercial property owners will pay $78.1 million in local taxes (64.5 percent of the total budget) to support the operation of the school district. Districts across the country, including in neighboring Denver, have passed similar resolutions, often with stronger language that specifically prohibits district staff from giving information or cooperating with immigration ... [Full Article...]

Bus overturns on Interstate 95 in northeastern Maryland

Bus overturns on Interstate 95 in northeastern Maryland One child was flown to Nemours, a children's hospital in DE, and is in critical condition. Additional patients were taken to Christiana Hospital in Delaware. The charter bus is from Phoenxville-based Werner coach. A Werner spokesperson said the company was "still compiling" information from the scene, but could not provide additional information about the bus origin, destination or passengers. [Full Article...]

Ex-congresswoman Brown convicted of taking money from education charity

Ex-congresswoman Brown convicted of taking money from education charity Corrine Brown was found guilty of 18 separate counts on Thursday in a corruption trial that saw her facing 22 charges relating to the alleged use of charity funds as a personal slush fund. She was found not guilty of two mail fraud counts and two wire fraud counts. He made a point to the jury that a conviction on the conspiracy charges requires only that Brown was a willing participant in the sc... [Full Article...]

Betsy DeVos Booed, Protested While Delivering Speech At Florida HBCU

DeVos struck a conciliatory note several times in her speech Wednesday, telling students that the administration supports restoring year-round Pell grants and acknowledging the controversy surrounding her appearance. School president Jackson threatens to end graduation and mail degrees to student "choose which way you're going to go", he says. Kudos to DeVos for not backing out of the speech... [Full Article...]

Melissa McCarthy adds spice (and Spicer) as host of 'SNL'

The Washington Post captured the freakish Tuesday night scene , in which "Spicer spent several minutes hidden in the darkness and among the bushes" before he emerged and agreed to take questions from reporters, so long as the cameras were off. [Full Article...]

Ryan Fields Questions On Comey During Wisconsin Visit To Tout Tax Reform

Ryan Fields Questions On Comey During Wisconsin Visit To Tout Tax Reform Tuesday's termination of Comey comes during an investigation by the House of Representatives into Russia's alleged meddling in U.S. elections and a Senate probe of allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation. "Right now our tax system encourages businesses to manufacture overseas, it encourages businesses to have their supply chains overseas, it encourages our businesses t... [Full Article...]

Russian probe hits a new stride as Trump hosts Kremlin leaders

Russian probe hits a new stride as Trump hosts Kremlin leaders The White House on Tuesday fires FBI Director Jim Comey and says it's because of how he treated the Hillary Clinton email investigation - though there can't possibly be a person alive who doesn't at least question (if not believe) that the firing was over Comey's treatment of the Trump/Russia investigation. [Full Article...]

US Senate confirms Trump trade representative ahead of Nafta talks

US Senate confirms Trump trade representative ahead of Nafta talks But in spite of the potential legal landfalls, the Senate decided that it was high time to install the chief US trade representative, and confirmed Lighthizer by a landslide. Yet, Republican senators John McCain (AZ) and Ben Sasse (NE) could not not support him because of his supposed protectionist views . If the United States were to withdraw from NAFTA, it would not necessarily mean the end... [Full Article...]

Police chief, 3 others dead in OH nursing home shooting

Disario was shot at by the suspect immediately upon entering the nursing home. Two employees of the center and the suspected gunman were found dead inside the nursing home, the sheriff said. "Ohio mourns the loss of Kirkersville Chief Eric Disario, who died in the line of duty", he wrote, adding "blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God". [Full Article...]

Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

In a hearing with families of those involved in that crash, Judge Marsha Neifield ordered that Brandon Bostian, who drove the train at speeds of up to 106 miles per hour - almost twice the posted limit - in the lead up to the fatal crash on May 12, 2015, be charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation raids Maryland Republican political consultant's office

Federal Bureau of Investigation raids Maryland Republican political consultant's office Covering windows with trash bags to block onlookers' view, two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided a GOP consulting firm with ties to President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort on Thursday. Cuccinelli, a Republican, sued the Strategic Campaign Group and the Conservative Strike Force in 2014, alleging they raised nearly $2.2 million to support his campaign but steered ... [Full Article...]

Aetna drops last 2 state markets under Affordable Care Act

Such policies do allow people to meet the ACA's individual mandate for health insurance, but they are not eligible for tax credits. Among the states in trouble for next year is Iowa. Many of those plans specialize in individual insurance and have a long-standing presence in their markets. Until we make care less expensive, we will be stuck in the same debate we are having now, with each party ... [Full Article...]


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