US Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders crackdown on drug traffickers

MARTIN KASTE, BYLINE: During the campaign, Donald Trump raised the alarm over rising crime, especially murder, which has spiked in some cities. "They deserve to be un-handcuffed and not micromanaged from Washington", he said . John Pfaff is an expert in sentencing policy at Fordham Law. KASTE: He says you have to keep in mind that we're just talking about the federal prosecutors here. [Full Article...]

City removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues in New Orleans

City removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues in New Orleans Crews remove New Orleans' Liberty Place monument in April 2017. "I believe we must remember all of our history, but we need not revere it", Landrieu added. Late last month, the first monument — a 35-foot-tall granite obelisk — was removed by masked workers under cover of darkness. "We would have preferred it to be in the daytime", monument opponent Malcolm Suber told Kaplan-Levenson, "so eve... [Full Article...]

Police obtain amateur video of 15-year-old who was shot

Police obtain amateur video of 15-year-old who was shot They say the two hit an officer with a stolen auto. As the Bridgeport officers approached, the operator of the stolen vehicle accelerated in reverse and struck at least one Bridgeport Police Officer. The police have not commented on why medical treatment took so long, but an autopsy revealed that Jayson died from gunshot wounds to the chest, The Guardian reports . [Full Article...]

Boston Red Sox permanently ban man for racial slur at another fan

Boston Red Sox permanently ban man for racial slur at another fan The team turned the matter over to Boston Police to determine if further action is warranted. According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Red Sox are -127 money line favorites versus the Orioles, who have odds of +117 to pull off the upset in Fenway. [Full Article...]

Brain surgeon, nurse charged with child sex crimes

Brain surgeon, nurse charged with child sex crimes Kohut's biography lists him as a neurosurgeon in Santa Cruz and he's affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Dominican Hospital and Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz . This investigation is being led by the Watsonville Police Department, with help from the FBI and Internet Crimes Against Children task force. State records show that Kohut was licensed as a surge... [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer 'among' White House bushes inspires perfectly shady lawn ornament

Still, Priebus was among the tight circle of staffers Trump consulted about Comey's firing. Trump has spoken out against the media since early in his campaign, often accusing major news networks of propagating "fake news". Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders filled in for him during his absence; this prompted some to suspect that Trump is considering replacing the latter with the forme... [Full Article...]

Pepe cartoonist kills off character that became hate symbol

Pepe cartoonist kills off character that became hate symbol In a single-page strip for independent publisher Fantagraphics' Free Comic Book Day , Pepe seen being mourned by Landwolf, Brett and Andy - his friends from the original Boy's Club cartoon. More disturbingly, images of Pepe wearing Nazi regalia and performing acts of sexual and racist violence began to flourish. Furie recently complained that "a chilled frog" had become a hate symbol. [Full Article...]

Senators push Trump not to choose a political figure to head Federal Bureau of Investigation

Lawmakers from both parties reprimanded Trump's actions, which included shifting explanations from the White House for Comey's dismissal and an ominous tweet by Trump that warned Comey against leaks to the press because he may have "tapes" of their conversations. [Full Article...]

Authorities: Jet crashes at small airport near New York City

In this image made from a C-SPAN video, participants and members in the gallery stand as three judges for the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals enter the room in Seattle, Monday, May 15, 2017 . But if Trump's executive order was anything like Korematsu, Wall said: "I wouldn't be standing here, and the US would not be defending it". "Thank God the guys were out of there, that's all I can say". [Full Article...]

Trump and Turnbull discuss shaping more peaceful Asia Pacific

In a tweet , Sanders said Trump was right when he praised Australia's system of universal health care in a meeting with Prime Minister Turnbull in NY. Donald Trump used it when talking to journalists after his first meeting with Malcolm Turnbull. Australia's is one of 58 countries that has some form of a universal healthcare system. [Full Article...]

Penguins knot series with 1-0 Game 2 victory over Senators

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan challenged his team to stop searching for the ideal shot and just fire it at Anderson instead after Pittsburgh struggled to create any traffic in front of the goaltender during a 2-1 overtime loss in Game 1. Fleury made 23 saves to earn his second shutout of playoffs, and second in three games, as well as the 10th of his career in the post-season. With it, he moves ... [Full Article...]

Comey furious over Trump team's smear campaign - and he's prepared to respond

The acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said that President Donald Trump's claim that the rank and file of the FBI did not have confidence in James Comey was "not accurate". Since Trump chose to fire his Federal Bureau of Investigation director, he has had a hard time laying off of Twitter. In a pair of earlier posts to Twitter, Trump wrote that "the Fake Media is working overtime today!" ... [Full Article...]

Rupert Murdoch says Bill Shine has left Fox News

Rupert Murdoch says Bill Shine has left Fox News Last week, we reported that Sean Hannity, one of Fox News' few remaining star on-air dum-dums, was anxious that it would be "the total end" of the Fox News Channel if rumors about network co-president Bill Shine being ousted were true. "I know Bill was respected and liked by everyone at Fox News". As co-president, Shine oversaw both Fox News Channel (FNC) and the Fox Business Network (FBN), di... [Full Article...]

Appeals Court Skeptical of Trump Administration's Defense of Executive Order Restricting Travel

Appeals Court Skeptical of Trump Administration's Defense of Executive Order Restricting Travel District Judge Theodore Chuang's decision quoted Trump's campaign vows to suspend Muslim immigration as evidence that "the national security objective is not the primary goal of the travel ban". Judge James A. Wynn Jr. questioned whether there has ever been a case where a president made such definitive and specific statements during a campaign and then issued an executive order that appeared to ... [Full Article...]

Senate Expected to Give House Health Care Plan the Cold Shoulder

Trump tweeted from his private golf course in central New Jersey, where he has stayed since late Thursday. "The Senate is starting from scratch". Mr Trump has said the current system is failing as insurers pull out of markets, forcing costs and deductibles to rise. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Is Reversing Obama's Work With This Terrible New Policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered federal judges to pursue the maximum punishment for drug offences, in a sweeping rollback of Obama-era criminal justice policies. " Any inconsistent previous policy of the Department of Justice relating to these matters is rescinded, effective today", he wrote. "You can make a really safe prediction that you'll see more people in prison for longer on... [Full Article...]

Ossoff backers draw strength from health care, Comey actions

Ossoff backers draw strength from health care, Comey actions Pelosi and Ossoff weaken the military. She's targeting residents like Jim Paine, a former Alpharetta city councilman, who cited Handel's previous elected experience. The gathering inside was a tightly controlled affair. The crowd tilted heavily to Georgia elected officials and local Republican officers and activists. [Full Article...]

'We Can Make a Fast Decision' on New FBI Director

And I hope he will be. I'm sure he will be. Mr Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer has rejected the report . "The tweet speaks for itself". Much of Trump's ire has been focused on the communications team, all of whom were caught off guard by Comey's ouster. [Full Article...]

Carrasco injured, but Indians' bullpen stops Rays in 8-7 win

Carrasco injured, but Indians' bullpen stops Rays in 8-7 win Cleveland's rotation is already missing one pillar, with right-hander Corey Kluber on the disabled list because of a strained lower back. Carrasco left in the fourth after giving up a fourth run to Brad Miller. This isn't the first time Francona and the Indians have gone out of their way to welcome Cash back to Cleveland. He hit 42 home runs and drove in 127 runs for Toronto last season before s... [Full Article...]

James Comey's firing "not terribly well done", Robert Gates says

Adding to the intrigue, especially among Democratic lawmakers who asked the White House for explanations, were a string of non-denial, "No comment" answers offered by Trump and his spokesman. McCabe also disputed the White House's claim that the Russian Federation investigation was low priority. "If the president has "tapes" of his conversations with Director Comey , it is because the president... [Full Article...]

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