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Former LA County sheriff gets 3 years in prison

Former LA County sheriff gets 3 years in prison Atty. If Baca had not withdrawn from the plea, he could have been handed a sentence of five years behind bars. Baca, convicted on three charges in March, will serve his time at either a federal facility in Los Angeles or a prison in Oregon. [Full Article...]

Off-duty law enforcement officer killed in freeway crash

Off-duty law enforcement officer killed in freeway crash Christopher Sherry said. "He was just trying to do his best to earn some extra money to take care of his wife and family". The driver told officers that the sun's glare was blinding and so the driver did not notice the deputy's vehicle until it was too late. [Full Article...]

Here are the unanswered questions about Trump's 'tapes' warning to Comey

This was an excuse for having lost an election. CNN said later that Comey is "not anxious about any tapes" Trump may have of their conversations, citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter. The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, Richard Durbin, slammed the President after Friday's tweets , telling MSNBC that the President is " dangerous because he may be obstructing justice in terms of the i... [Full Article...]

Tom Price Defends Pre-Existing Coverage in GOP Health Plan

Tom Price Defends Pre-Existing Coverage in GOP Health Plan The bill makes some major changes to the current bill, known popularly or otherwise as Obamacare. Senate talks at the moment mostly involve only Republicans. Collins is a moderate senator whose vote will be important in the narrowly divided Senate. Supporters say the bill will lower costs and give consumers more options. [Full Article...]

National Ad Buy Boosts House GOPers Who Supported Obamacare Repeal Bill

National Ad Buy Boosts House GOPers Who Supported Obamacare Repeal Bill The AHCA allows insurers in states that offer a high-risk pool option to charge people with pre-existing conditions more for insurance if the patients do not maintain continuous coverage. "Under this bill, no matter what, you can not be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition", Ryan explained. Obamacare "is dead. If we don't pay lots of ransom money over to the insurance companies, it... [Full Article...]

Ohio Sheriff: Gunman kills police chief, 2 nursing home workers

Ohio Sheriff: Gunman kills police chief, 2 nursing home workers Police say a gunman killed Kirkersville Chief Steven Eric Disario and two female employees at Pine Kirk Care Center. Deputies who came for back up found him lying dead outside the facility. Police investigate the shooting Friday in Kirkersville, Ohio . Disario was at least the 48th officer to die in the line of duty this year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. [Full Article...]

Sheriff: Gunman kills police chief, 2 nursing home workers

Sheriff: Gunman kills police chief, 2 nursing home workers Two victims were employees of the nursing home, and authorities believe the [other] person was the shooter, Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said. Chief Eric Disario, 36, was shot while responding to the active shooter situation. Rogers said Friday she could hear a man yelling and screaming but wasn't sure what he was saying. The gunman was later found dead. The last radio traffic from the pol... [Full Article...]

Pope prays at Santa Maria Maggiore before Fatima trip

Pope prays at Santa Maria Maggiore before Fatima trip The Virgin purportedly revealed three secrets to the children, containing apocalyptic warnings that seemed to foreshadow World War II and the rise of communism. The main goal of the trip to the central Portuguese town, which receives around 7 million people a year, is a huge open-air Mass today to declare two of the children saints. [Full Article...]

Trump to finally launch voter fraud panel

Trump to finally launch voter fraud panel Pence, who will head the commission, reportedly told Republicans at a policy retreat in January he expected the administration would "initiate a full evaluation of voting rolls in the country, the overall integrity of our voting system in the wake of this past election". [Full Article...]

Pence 'bops' boy in face, and child demands apology

Pence 'bops' boy in face, and child demands apology McMaster hosted a slew of military families during the National Military Spouse Appreciation Day at the White House. The Pence family let a bunch of kids touch their pet rabbit before the vice-president launched into remarks thanking the attendees for supporting their family members serving at home and overseas. [Full Article...]

U.S. Justice Department orders tougher criminal punishments

U.S. Justice Department orders tougher criminal punishments The Sessions memo was largely crafted by Steven H. Cook, a federal prosecutor who was president of the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys and is now detailed to the Justice Department . His new order "fully utilizes the tools Congress has given us", Sessions wrote to prosecutors. "There will be circumstances in which good judgment would lead a prosecutor to conclude that a str... [Full Article...]

Sessions Tells Prosecutors To Seek 'Most Serious' Charges, Stricter Sentences

Sessions Tells Prosecutors To Seek 'Most Serious' Charges, Stricter Sentences Violent crime remains at a historic low nationally-violent and property crimes have dropped by a combined 14.6 percent between 2010 and 2015-although it spiked slightly between 2014 and 2015 according to Federal Bureau of Investigation figures; Sessions has used this as evidence that we ought to return to harsher sentencing practices. [Full Article...]

US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments Prosecutors and law-enforcement leaders also reacted with dismay to Sessions' memo , including Joyce Vance, the former USA attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. "This policy affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and produces consistency", Sessions wrote. That was particularly significant, because large quantities of drugs typically forced judges to impose st... [Full Article...]

Duke's Jackson to sign with agent, remain in NBA draft

Despite his late season production, Jackson has been viewed as a fringe first-round pick by most National Basketball Association draft experts, leaving his decision as one of the most interesting among all potential draft picks. He scored in double figures 20 times as a freshman. But after getting feedback from NBA scouts and with a stellar performance at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago yesterd... [Full Article...]

President Trump Cites 'Made Up' Russia Story in Interview on Comey Firing

Again during their dinner, Mr. Trump told Comey he needed his loyalty. Very simply. He was not doing a good job. He made a recommendation. He's a grandstander. "It is my opinion and belief that the FBI will continue to pursue this investigation vigorously and completely", McCabe said, adding that he saw no "crisis of confidence within the leadership of the FBI ". [Full Article...]

Change _ good and bad _ comes quickly at the TPC Sawgrass

McGirt played in the morning and made bogey on the 18th hole. The 2010 US Open champion - who claimed a top 20 finish at the Wells Fargo Championship last week - picked up four birdies on his front nine, dropping only one shot, to get to four under and within three of the leaders at the time. [Full Article...]

Learning Lessons From 2016 Election

As for Comey, he told Congress on Wednesday he was "mildly nauseous" at the notion his decisions to disclose the Clinton email probe might have swayed the 2016 election. Breaking that policy would be "really bad", Comey said. Comey said the investigation includes the nature of any links between individuals associated with President Donald Trump's campaign and the Russian government, and whethe... [Full Article...]

Fog lifting over Federal Bureau of Investigation firing?

Fog lifting over Federal Bureau of Investigation firing? The White House and Vice President Mike Pence had said Trump fired Comey on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and No. 2 Justice Department official Rod Rosenstein. Hours went by Tuesday night on the cable network shows without a White House presence defending the decision and asserting the president's stance. Leaders of the US intelligence agencies, including Director of Natio... [Full Article...]

Road to passage for Texas 'bathroom bill' getting far harder

Road to passage for Texas 'bathroom bill' getting far harder Monday, the House passed Senate Bill 7, which would penalize principals and superintendents who purposely cover up incidents of teachers having sexual or romantic relationships with students. "This bill is not addressing who plays on what sports", Hall said . Abbott is expected to sign the bill. "It's time to go home", said Hinojosa. The private prison company GEO Group , which operates an... [Full Article...]

Enraged Israel slashes United Nations funding over UNESCO resolution

In anticipation of the resolution's adoption earlier in the day, Netanyahu declared: "We [Israel] do not believe in UNESCO". The resolution also refers to UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which in December declared all Israeli settlements, including in East Jerusalem , illegal under worldwide law. [Full Article...]


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