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2016 list: Most popular baby names in New Hampshire

2016 list: Most popular baby names in New Hampshire The top baby names that year were John and Mary. Nationally, Emma was the top selection for a girl name a year ago. In 2016, there were 712 boys given the name "Noah" in the Keystone State, while 747 girls have "Emma" on their birth certificates. [Full Article...]

Trump says special counsel 'divides the country'

It is the kind of conversation that a White House counsel should make sparklingly, crystal clear to a president that he is not to engage in, not even close. "I have complete confidence that the FBI and the Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Democratic Senator Mark Warner and Republican Senator Richard Burr, will each do thorough investigations and report the facts to the American people". [Full Article...]

One dead, more than 20 injured in Times Square vehicle rampage

The man taken into custody was identified as 26-year-old Richard Rojas, a resident of the Bronx. Navy records show that in 2013 he spent two months at a naval brig in Charleston, South Carolina, but didn't indicate the reason. The White House said President Donald Trump was "made aware" of the situation in Times Square and will continue to receive updates as the situation unfolds. [Full Article...]

Trump calls himself victim of 'single greatest witch hunt'

Mueller was named special prosecutor by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein late Wednesday. Trump said at a news conference Thursday that he had thought the firing would be a popular action, and that his decision was at least party based on Comey's "poor performance" in testifying before Congress a few weeks earlier. [Full Article...]

Trump, GOP control Federal Bureau of Investigation chief pick despite Democrats' calls

Trump, GOP control Federal Bureau of Investigation chief pick despite Democrats' calls Comey, for instance, was a former United States Attorney in Manhattan before being appointed deputy attorney general by George W. Bush. Comey has not publicly discussed any conversations he has had with Trump. Even before Trump's provocative tweets , the White House was scrambling to clarify why Comey was sacked. The president was no kinder to Comey on Thursday, calling him names and saying h... [Full Article...]

Dems rule out Lieberman, Keating as Federal Bureau of Investigation picks; former colleague not acceptable

That firm's founder, Marc Kasowitz, is a longtime personal attorney to Trump. Trump came under criticism for firing Comey as he was supervising the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA election and any possible links between the Trump and Russian Federation during the campaign. [Full Article...]

Chaffetz: House Officially Noticed Comey Hearing

Chaffetz: House Officially Noticed Comey Hearing Mitch McConnell, Republican leader of the Senate, said simply, "It would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House". The White House has denied that Trump asked Comey to end the Flynn investigation. The FBI, Treasury Department, CIA, and other agencies are "examining evidence of possible contacts, money transfers and business relationships between a variety of Trump associat... [Full Article...]

One killed, 22 injured after vehicle plows through Times Square sidewalk

One killed, 22 injured after vehicle plows through Times Square sidewalk The auto came to rest with its two right wheels in the air. Reuters reported that the New York Police Department closed off the area shortly after the incident. A Reuters witness said at least 10 people were being treated for injuries on the ground after the collision around noon ET (1600 GMT) at the Midtown Manhattan tourist site. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin Openly Mocks Donald Trump for Sharing Secret Intel With Lavrov

Vladimir Putin Openly Mocks Donald Trump for Sharing Secret Intel With Lavrov The Washington Post has confirmed the existence of contemporaneous notes from February in which Comey wrote that Trump had asked him to close the investigation into Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and instead focus more on leaks to reporters. [Full Article...]

Memorial service held for fallen law enforcement officers

Memorial service held for fallen law enforcement officers The city's Annual Police Memorial Ceremony opened with the Pittsfield Police Department and Berkshire County Sheriff's Department Color Guard - with piping by the Berkshire Highlanders. The campaign has been launched eight weeks after the murder of PC Keith Palmer in a terrorist attack in London, and aims to create a lasting legacy for police colleagues who have died from injuries sustained while ... [Full Article...]

Trumpet star Blanchard: Confederate statue removal historic

Lee, which is located in the center of Lee Circle. Citizens have a right to assemble and exercise their First Amendment rights to free speech and peaceful protest. Meanwhile, the three monuments that were removed from their pedestals are being crated and moved to a city-owned warehouse. The Lee statue was erected in 1884 in honor of the military leader of the Army of Northern Virginia. [Full Article...]

Jury Clears Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby In Fatal Shooting

Jury Clears Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby In Fatal Shooting And although Crutcher, who stood over six-feet tall and was well over 200 pounds, was not showing signs of aggression, Shelby said she knew the dangers of encountering an individual under the influence of PCP. Joseph Crutcher, told reporters after the verdict came down. Prosecutors have said there was no reason for Shelby to fire on a man who was walking away from her. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation is now a criminal matter, senators say after 'sobering' briefing

Somebody should warn him that doesn't let him off the hook. "There is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself, and the Russians - zero". Earlier this week, during the daily press briefing on May 15, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said a special prosecutor wasn't needed to look into the Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]

West Virginia lawmakers call it a day after Justice appeal

West Virginia lawmakers call it a day after Justice appeal There really has to be some brainstorming, Baumgardner said. Republicans' hurried efforts to get the health care bill passed as soon as it garnered enough votes came with a price tag. By afternoon the pace slowed considerably. The Legislature still has yet to receive a budget bill during the special session called for the objective of crafting a budget for fiscal year 2017, but Ferns said it i... [Full Article...]

Trump interviews 4 candidates for post of FBI director

Trump interviews 4 candidates for post of FBI director They include former Connecticut Sen. In addition to Lieberman, the president will meet with former Oklahoma governor Frank Keating , who worked previously as a US attorney and as the No. Trump's choice must win Senate confirmation amid the Justice Department's investigation into Russia's election hacking and the Trump campaign's possible involvement. [Full Article...]

Kalamazoo Area Teen Dies When Driver Plows into Times Square Crowd

Rojas was arrested Thursday afternoon after he drove his vehicle for three blocks in Times Square , hitting almost two dozen people before steel security barriers finally stopped him. He wasn't immediately available to comment. He turned around and saw the vehicle hitting people on the sidewalk. "People just got stunned", said Bruno Carvalho, a student at SUNY Albany. [Full Article...]

Trump interviews 4 candidates to post of FBI director

Lieberman told CNN the appointment "was not sought after or expected", but that he got a call Tuesday asking him to fly into Washington for the interview. president and "the rest of the FBI" had lost confidence in Comey over the last few months and in the past year with his poor handling of the investigation into the Hillary Clinton private server and email scandal. [Full Article...]

Trump complains of 'greatest witch hunt'

Referencing a "poor, poor performance" that he said Comey had had before a House committee the week before his firing, Trump said at a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos: "That is why the deputy attorney general went out and wrote his very strong letter". [Full Article...]

North Korea's Missile Program Is Progressing Faster Than Expected: South Korea

North Korea's Missile Program Is Progressing Faster Than Expected: South Korea Amid growing tensions over Pyongyang's array of missile tests, Beijing in February banned imports of North Korean coal citing United Nations resolutions for all of its measures against North Korea Coal is North Korea's main export and an important source of foreign currencies for its economy and China is its major importer. [Full Article...]

Turkish thugs must pay for assault on DC protest

Turkish thugs must pay for assault on DC protest Hamparian's video showed pro-Erdogan forces crossing a police line and beating peaceful protesters - elderly men and several women - who were on the ground bleeding during most of the attack. They also agree that they have to deal with the issue of Fetullah G├╝len and his terrorist apparatus holed up in Pennsylvania, but face obstacle due to the intricacies of the American legal system and have mad... [Full Article...]


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