City makes it official: Four Confederate monuments removed from New Orleans

A statue of Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard is removed just after 3 a.m. "Now is the time to send a new message to the next generation of New Orleanians", he added. The statue, which stood for 106 years, had been atop a roughly 12-foot column and depicted Davis with his right arm outstretched with palm turned upward. [Full Article...]

Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty To Charge Over Sexting With A Minor

Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty To Charge Over Sexting With A Minor first published alleged screen grabs of texts sent by Weiner to the girl, whose identity was not disclosed. While the Federal Bureau of Investigation said two days before the election that no charges would be brought, Clinton has blamed her loss on Comey's announcement. [Full Article...]

American Airlines passenger detained after in-flight disturbance

They say he was spotted by a contractor and detained until police officers arrived. Police determined he was drunk, but allowed him to board his flight. The unidentified passenger was taken into custody at the airport by federal agents and deputy sheriffs, according to the station. Law enforcement officials say Uskanil caused a disturbance while attempting to access the cockpit of the plane. [Full Article...]

New FBI chief: 4 in the running

New FBI chief: 4 in the running Addressing reporters onboard the presidential plan Air Force One, Mr Trump said the selection process would be fast. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey this week, and told NBC News that he did so out of frustration with the agency's continued investigation into alleged Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

Comey agrees to testify in open hearing before Senate Intelligence Committee

Trump met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russia's ambassador to Washington in the Oval Office the day after he fired Comey. "As the president has stated before - a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity", White House spokesman Sean Spicer said in a statement in response to the Post's report. [Full Article...]

Boy found dead in stolen car in Mississippi, 3 arrested

It was at that point that MBI issued the Amber Alert and were able to begin assisting in the investigation. He had last been seen wearing a white tank top, khaki trousers, and black and gold Jordan tennis shoes. Mason said Archie did not immediately say her son was in the vehicle. "I told y'all that shit wasn't right, I told y'all", she said between sobs, the Clarion-Ledger reported . [Full Article...]

Senate intel chair: Michael Flynn won't honor subpoena for private documents

The subpoena was widely seen as intensifyying the Senate's months-long investigation into alleged Russian meddling and was the first subpoena issued by the committee relating to the Russia investigation. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has blamed the Obama administration for not sufficiently vetting Flynn, pointing out that Flynn had a security clearance under the previous president. [Full Article...]

Torchlight protest in U.S. draws comparisons to "days of the KKK"

Torchlight protest in U.S. draws comparisons to The City Council of Charlottesville voted to have the statue of General Robert E. Lee removed from Lee Park. A group of white nationalists carried torches Saturday night in Charlottesville, Virginia while protesting the planned removal of Confederate statues in the city - an incident that has provoked anger and frustration from politicians and activists. [Full Article...]

Alabama lawmakers approve new districts at session end

Alabama lawmakers approve new districts at session end Hall said the therapy worked wonders with her son, who went from not talking to being able to verbalize his needs as he heads into kindergarten. Governments around the South are reconsidering the appropriateness of monuments honoring the Confederacy. [Full Article...]

Russia Probe Names Current White House Official as 'Significant Person of Interest'

The day after he was sacked, officials say Comey had just requested more resources to pursue his investigation into Russia's interference in the election, and whether there was any collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and the foreign power, which fueled concerns that Trump may have been trying to undermine an investigation that could threaten his presidency. [Full Article...]

For Trump's defenders, White House turmoil is politics as usual

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who named Mueller to lead the probe, briefed USA senators on Thursday. The White House was rocked by a further revelation Friday, when reports emerged that Trump said his sacking of FBI director James Comey has relieved "great pressure" on him caused by the Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]

US Navy admiral sentenced to 18 months in bribery scandal

US Navy admiral sentenced to 18 months in bribery scandal U.S. District Judge Janis Sammartino said Gilbeau deleted documents and data files as he tried to hide his dealings with Francis, according to a U.S. Department of Justice statement."You dishonoured your shipmates, the Navy and the United States of America", Sammartino told Gilbeau at a federal court in San Diego according to the Justice Department statement.Gilbeau's business relationship with Fr... [Full Article...]

Colorado expecting as much as 3 feet of snow in certain areas

Colorado expecting as much as 3 feet of snow in certain areas Roads will be wet and slushy, especially ramps and bridges. The National Weather Service expects the snow to taper off by Friday evening. Some areas of the high country received well over a foot of snow Wednesday through Friday. There will be plenty of melting with temperatures climbing to 40 degrees. There could be scattered showers and thunderstorms on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, but otherwi... [Full Article...]

Trump reportedly called Comey a 'nut job' to Russian officials

In another development, the Washington Post reported that a current White House official is a "significant person of interest" in the investigation into alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Chaffetz has scheduled a hearing on Comey's firing next Wednesday, although it's not clear if Comey will testify. Trump also plans to make an address to the Arab World while in... [Full Article...]

Medicaid Expansion Takes Center Stage in Senate Health Care Debate

Medicaid Expansion Takes Center Stage in Senate Health Care Debate It is uncertain how many states would waive community rating under the AHCA. Finally, Congress will take up pieces of legislation that conservatives have advocated for over the years to further bring down costs through proposals such as allowing insurance competition across state lines and health care portability. [Full Article...]

Santos to Trump: "The US helped us win this battle"

Santos to Trump: SHAPIRO: Today reporters also tried to get the president on the record about some of the specific allegations against him, including the suggestion that he tried to stop an FBI investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. [Full Article...]

'White House adviser is person of interest in Russian Federation probe'

President Donald Trump told a Russian official in the Oval Office that firing former FBI Director James Comey relieved "great pressure" Trump said he was facing "because of Russia", The New York Times reported Friday . Comey will testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day, the panel's leaders announced Friday. Trump was telling Mr. [Full Article...]

City mistakenly honors man suspected of killing officer

City mistakenly honors man suspected of killing officer The request said a proclamation would honor his commitment to fighting mental illness. "I love our police department", he said, breaking down in tears. The staffer then mailed Hummons the proclamation, which was stamped with the mayor's signature. WKRC reports that Cranley's communications director says she's the one who approved it. [Full Article...]

Administration Submits Notice Of NAFTA Renegotiation

Gary Hufbauer, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute, says the United States could seek modest "technocratic" changes, including provisions to update NAFTA to reflect technologies that have emerged since the original agreement was negotiated. [Full Article...]

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Says Trump's Decision to Fire Comey Was 'Appropriate'

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Says Trump's Decision to Fire Comey Was 'Appropriate' One official read sections of it to a New York Times reporter, leaving press secretary Sean Spicer flummoxed as he left town on Trump's first overseas voyage as president. Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin echoed McCaskill, saying Rosenstein told lawmakers that he knew of Trump's intent the day before he wrote a document that the White House initially said was the main reason Comey was dismi... [Full Article...]

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