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Comey OK'd to testify; House committee issues subpoenas

Devin Nunes (R-CA) issued three subpoenas - one each to the FBI, CIA, and NSA - each referencing " unmasking "."I declined the invitation to participate as the request was poorly phrased, overly broad and not capable of being answered", Cohen said. [Full Article...]

Two workers missing after fatal blast at U.S. corn mill

About 16 workers were inside the plant at the time of the explosion, and only two evacuated without injury, Sheriff Dennis Roberts said. Numerous fire departments, law enforcement offices and rescue agencies from the area responded to the scene, according to Cambria Village President Glen Williams. [Full Article...]

Investigators examine Kushner's meeting with Russian banker

Trump was meeting with attorneys at the White House on Sunday, presumably over the latest development in the long-running Russian Federation intelligence saga, news reports said. Both Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Adviser Lt Gen H R McMaster have discussed that, and "in general terms, back channels are an appropriate part of diplomacy", he said. [Full Article...]

Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators

Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators Trump shared the Fox News story on Twitter with his followers. The person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss private policy deliberations and insisted on anonymity. Dubke is the latest White House staffer to leave this administration as scrutiny intensifies over contacts Trump staffers may have had with Russian government officials during the campaign and transition period . [Full Article...]

White House communications director resigns

White House communications director resigns According to the Times , the relationship had begun to fray earlier this month when Trump abruptly fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, a move Kushner strongly pushed according to reports , not anticipating the backlash, and over Kushner's ongoing war with chief strategist Stephen Bannon and his alleged repeated attempts to see him gone. [Full Article...]

Man with gun prompts lockdown at Orlando airport

Man with gun prompts lockdown at Orlando airport An armed man at Orlando International Airport prompted a massive law enforcement response that closed Terminal A, authorities said Tuesday night. UPDATE: 9:19 p.m. Earlier, the airport's verified account said there was a man with a weapon in a rental auto area of Side A, Level 1. Employees had been told to shelter behind the desk of the business, he said. [Full Article...]

Stafford eighth grader gears up for national spelling bee

Stafford eighth grader gears up for national spelling bee The family leaves Saturday on an all-expenses paid trip. McKeegan will be joined in the field by another speller who has a connection to our regional bee. "Probably because I've always grown up loving stories and words and fairy tales and things like that". "She's done it all on her own and we're so proud of her", he said. [Full Article...]

Trump marks Memorial Day with Arlington visit

We share our prayers and sympathies with their families and loved ones, recognizing with gratitude that when our nation called, these courageous heroes answered with their lives. Trump placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier before his remarks. Trump dedicated his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones. [Full Article...]

Abbott promises special session announcement 'later this week'

Abbott promises special session announcement 'later this week' Greg Abbott to scrap bills targeting the LGBT community. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has been among those asking Abbott to call a special session to address contentious issues such as a "bathroom bill" to regulate where transgendered Texans may use the restroom, and property tax reform. [Full Article...]

With Senate done, House ready to debate budget ideas

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said the report showed the bill is "a giant tax break for the wealthiest Americans masquerading as a health care bill". The House narrowly approved its measure with only Republican votes on May 4 after several embarrassing setbacks. That is because some states would seek waivers from health-care market rules that would allow healthy people to segregate themse... [Full Article...]

Gianforte wins Montana special election, apologizes to bodyslammed reporter

Out-of-state reporters had been crisscrossing the state for months, looking to Montana's vote as a sort of barometer on the fledgling Trump presidency. Roughly one-third of eligible voters in Montana had already cast their ballots for the congressional race through early voting. "Tonight we won a victory for all Montanans", Gianforte said. [Full Article...]

Bernhard Langer wins Senior PGA for record 9th senior major

Langer is trying to win a record ninth senior major. He tied Jack Nicklaus' record with his eighth major since turning 50 last week with a five-shot victory at the Regions Tradition. Andrade had a chance to match Singh after he hit his second shot to 8 feet on 18, but he missed the eagle putt. His approach shot spun back to 20 feet, but he buried the putt and raised his fist in the air. [Full Article...]

Boy launched out of water slide at California park

Boy launched out of water slide at California park According to park officials, riders are supposed to cross their arms and legs when going down the slide and the boy's legs were apart. Halfway down, he flies off the slide, over the side and lands on the cement barrier. As the paper reports, park management insisted that the ride, manufactured by WhiteWater West Industries, been tested "scores of times" prior to the grand opening. [Full Article...]

White House to Appeal Block of Muslim Travel Ban to Supreme Court

Thousands of protesters march through central London during a demonstration against President Trump's travel ban on February 4. Administration lawyers could instead seek the justices' approval to put the travel policy in place on an emergency basis, even as the court weighs what to do with the larger dispute. [Full Article...]

Mariners continue to scuffle in 6-0 loss

Mariners continue to scuffle in 6-0 loss White Sox 3, Tigers 0; Tigers 4, White Sox 3: Buck Farmer (1-0) struck out a career-high 11 and allowed three hits in 61/3 innings of a doubleheader nightcap, getting his first big league win after going 0-6 with a 6.84 ERA in 32 games since his debut in 2014. [Full Article...]

G7 leaders gather for 'robust' talks in Sicily

President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sit at a table eating mock pasta during an initiative by Oxfam, an global confederation of NGOS aimed at fighting poverty, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina , Italy, Thursday, May 25, 2017. [Full Article...]

Armed man arrested at Phoenix Comicon; security to increase

Armed man arrested at Phoenix Comicon; security to increase Police said he was wearing body armor. Police have said they believe the unidentified man at the Phoenix Comicon "acted alone". They learned of the suspect after getting information about a man who was going to be armed inside the event with the intent to target officers. [Full Article...]

Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intel Committee

Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intel Committee Mark Warner (D-VA), the top Democrat on that panel. Trump and the White House have repeatedly contradicted themselves over the reasoning for Comey's firing, which took place as he led a probe into Russian influence into the US election and potential ties to his campaign. [Full Article...]

Memorial Day services set for Fallon, Fernley

Refreshments follow at the American Legion, 173 Water St. Gilford - 10 a.m. A Memorial Day Concert will take place at 7 p.m.in the pavilion at Treasure Island Park, 409 N. Veterans groups are asked to bring their organizational colors and a wreath by 9 a.m. The post kicks off the day with an 8:15 a.m. memorial service at the Wascott Cemetery, followed by a 9 a.m. [Full Article...]

Tulsa cop Betty Jo Shelby acquitted in shooting of unarmed Terence Crutcher

Crutcher because I was fearing for my life", she said in the court room on Monday. Ms Shelby looked stone-faced when the verdict was read, but Mr Crutcher's family was quickly ushered out of the courtroom. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said he is "moving forward" after the verdict. Stinson pointed out that the legal standard does not depend on the subjective threat perceiv... [Full Article...]


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