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Attorney general orders tougher sentences, rolling back Obama policy

Sessions held a news conference on the new policy earlier Friday and Trump has said he made a decision to fire Comey because the President thought he was doing a bad job and for being a "showboat". "We favor a different approach which requires changing some of the existing federal laws", Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Officer shot in Kirkersville, Ohio

The gunman then reportedly walked into a nursing facility and shot two others. "He was shot after he entered the nursing home". He said police weren't immediately able to positively identify the gunman and were trying to determine what, if any, relationship he had with the nursing home. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump threatens to cancel briefings for 'sake of accuracy'

McCabe also called the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election "highly significant"-a statement that differed from Sanders' comment that the investigation is " probably one of the smallest things that they've got going on their plate". [Full Article...]

White House was warned Flynn at risk of blackmail

White House was warned Flynn at risk of blackmail Why? The Daily Caller's Kaitlan Collins asked Spicer to explain why the president continues to defend Flynn publicly despite his having been asked to leave the administration. He repeatedly invoked this second meeting between Yates and McGahn, which the former acting attorney general testified was held at the White House counsel's request, to suggest that Yates did a shoddy job relaying info... [Full Article...]

Jordan Edwards shooting: Roy Oliver fired after fatally shooting unarmed teen

The officer was placed on administrative leave before Tuesday's firing, when Balch Springs Police said he violated department policies. Haber added that he will not release footage of the shooting while the investigation is ongoing. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No officers were injured. The police chief has repeatedly offered his condolences to the fa... [Full Article...]

Trump Says The US 'Needs A Good Shutdown'

The $1 trillion agreement to fund the government through the end of this fiscal year on September 30 is essentially a modest trade: Republicans got a boost in defense spending and a few policy riders, while Democrats got money for some domestic priorities. [Full Article...]

Only 21 Percent of American Voters Approve of American Health Care Act

House Democrats, led by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), have said GOP lawmakers will lose their seats over the bill. "Finally, in order to make sure that members of Congress and congressional staff are subject to the same regulations as all Americans, we also passed a stand-alone bill, H.R. [Full Article...]

Ticks known to carry deadly disease in New England

Ticks known to carry deadly disease in New England According to the vet hospital, Lyme Disease is treatable. Can Lyme disease be transmitted sexually? . "There are answers, but the answers are to take preventive measures", he said. There were 38 confirmed cases from 2012 to 2016, Wesson said. New Jersey came in a distant second with 3,932, followed by NY with 3,252. "The good news is I don't think the population is going to get any higher ... [Full Article...]

Protestors, supporters clash during pre-dawn removal of Confederate statue

Work crews removed the Jefferson Davis monument in less than an hour with a commanding police force in place just in case. Following demonstrations and lengthy legal wrangles, the statue is one of four monuments relating to the Confederacy that's in the process of being removed by the Louisiana city. [Full Article...]

Coroner reopens case of bullied 8-year-old who killed self

Coroner reopens case of bullied 8-year-old who killed self The Hamilton Country Coroner said she was re-opening an investigation into the suicide to determine any contributing factors leading to his death. Within 48 hours, he hanged himself in his bedroom, prompting an investigation by Cincinnati police. [Full Article...]

Police officer and several others shot in Kirkersville, Ohio

Police officer and several others shot in Kirkersville, Ohio The deaths of village police Chief Steven Eric Disario and two Pine Kirk Care Center employees stunned the Licking County village, which is located 20 miles east of Columbus and home to approximately 525 residents. Two other people were injured during the shooting, according to breaking news reports . Police say a Kirkersville, Ohio Police officer was responding to a call when he was shot. [Full Article...]

Hackers exploit stolen US spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack

Hackers exploit stolen US spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs hospitals in an area north of London , said "the trust has experienced a major IT problem, believed to be caused by a cyberattack". "That gives you an idea about why the level is risk is particularly high". Hospitals closed emergency rooms, and rerouted patients to unaffected facilities. [Full Article...]

Surprise, Jeff Sessions Wants Tougher Prison Sentencing Guidelines

Surprise, Jeff Sessions Wants Tougher Prison Sentencing Guidelines Mr Obama had sought to ease mandatory minimum sentences to reduce jail time for low-level drug crimes and help relieve overcrowded prisons in the USA as part of criminal justice reform . But Sessions said that tougher enforcement could "reverse that trend". "It is a core principle that prosecutors should charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense", the memo says. [Full Article...]

D'Antoni: Harden may need more rest next season

Everything was clearly not fine as the Rockets failed to make anything close to a run to get back in the contest. The ending made it a down note for Harden, who averaged 29.1 points, 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds during the regular season when he missed just one game, due to illness. [Full Article...]

Pa. Attorney General announces criminal charges in Amtrak crash

Brandon Bostian has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, causing or risking a catastrophe, and "numerous" counts of reckless endangerment, prosecutors said. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said the train was traveling at 105 miles (170 kilometers) an hour, twice the speed limit, when the driver slammed on the emergency brakes just before the crash. [Full Article...]

Appalachia's approach to drugs at odds with AG policy

Appalachia's approach to drugs at odds with AG policy Senator Rand Paul , a medical doctor, said in a statement that "mandatory minimums have unfairly and disproportionately incarcerated too many minorities for too long". inmates are in federal prisons) and that the tide of reform isn't likely to turn back on the state and local level. Joining Holder, Democrats on Capitol Hill wasted no time Friday slamming the new guidelines for resurrecting a ... [Full Article...]

Foul play not suspected in 2 deaths in Central Park waters

Foul play not suspected in 2 deaths in Central Park waters The man was clothed except for a shirt, and his body showed no obvious signs of trauma. NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce, center, stands between police commanders during a press conference in front of the area where a body was pulled from a pond in Central Park, Wednesday May 10, 2017, in NY. [Full Article...]

New USDA position is intended to boost agricultural trade

New USDA position is intended to boost agricultural trade It was Ross who told Perdue last week that Trump was seriously considering a withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement. "I think like any good leader, (Trump) listens to a lot of advice and counsel and he made the decision that the word "withdraw" or "terminate" would be toxic to the markets, and determined that he would love to see (NAFTA) work for the betterment of all three nat... [Full Article...]

House Speaker Paul Ryan defends Trump on Comey

House Speaker Paul Ryan defends Trump on Comey Repeating the pattern of last year's campaign, the president sucked up all the oxygen and put Ryan on the defensive. House Speaker Paul Ryan tours Prestige Paints in Delavan on Friday. Those are the things that are within our purview in Congress. Mark Pocan - whose district borders Ryan's in Wisconsin - held a town hall in nearby Kenosha to emphasize Ryan's absence. [Full Article...]

Trump Threatens to Stop White House Press Briefings

Halfway across the globe, the news of Comey's dismissal elicited a tweet from U.S. Ambassador to Qatar Dana Shell Smith about the troubles she has explaining Washington's actions. The president suggested, again over Twitter, that because he's such "a very active President", that his surrogates can't speak for him "with ideal accuracy". [Full Article...]


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