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8 riders rescued after coaster stops at Six Flags Over Texas

8 riders rescued after coaster stops at Six Flags Over Texas The Arlington Fire Department used ladder trucks to rescue the students while strong storms were blowing through. The Fire Department was called to the new Joker rollercoaster at the theme park after one of the ride's cars became stuck on the track. [Full Article...]

Trump decries "single greatest witch hunt" in US history

At a White House press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump reiterated that he axed Comey in part because he "got a very, very strong recommendation, as you know, from the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein". US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the US will be badly hurt by the naming of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the i... [Full Article...]

White nationalists carry torches to protest removal of confederate statue in Virginia

White nationalists carry torches to protest removal of confederate statue in Virginia Lee. "Those who brazenly have taken it upon themselves to come into Charlottesville and turn our city into a dungeon of shame must be stopped", said Don Gathers, former chairman of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Memorials and Public Spaces, the panel the city created previous year. [Full Article...]

Will The Removal Of Confederate Statues Be New Orleans Mayor's Legacy?

But those opposed to the monuments say it's wrong to honor the Confederacy, which split from the United States largely because it wanted to retain the ability to own slaves. In 2015, New Orleans made a decision to take down the four monuments, and a USA appeals court ruled in March that it had the right to proceed. When a judge finally approved the city's plan earlier this year, white supremacis... [Full Article...]

House Passes American Health Care Act

House Passes American Health Care Act That "really hurts a state like ME, where we have an older population" living in rural areas where health care is more expensive, she said . "I cover in OH 700,000 people now, a third of whom have mental illness, drug addiction and a quarter of whom have chronic disease". [Full Article...]

Turkey wants USA envoy removed in growing spat over Syrian Kurds

The clash happened Tuesday in Washington, D.C., near the home of Turkey's ambassador. The State Department issued a relatively strong statement Wednesday saying that it was "concerned by the violent incidents" involving Turkish security personnel and that the United States is "communicating our concern with the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms". [Full Article...]

Liberty University gives Trump warm welcome during commencement ceremony

Further on in the speech , he said, "America has always been the land of dreams because America is a nation of true believers". Con artist Donald Trump delivered the commencement speech at Liberty University , founded by fellow con artist Jerry Falwell and now run by his con artist son, Jerry Falwell, Jr., so it's hardly a surprise that his message to the grads was dishonest and hypocritica... [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer likely to be fired, reports say

Sean Spicer likely to be fired, reports say When asked if he would seriously consider stopping the press briefings Trump replied "We do it through a piece of paper with a perfectly accurate, handsome answer". And otherwise you're driving blind'. Her name was floated by The New York Times as a person President Donald Trump suggested he'd be interested in hiring. [Full Article...]

Cloud Computing wins Preakness in upset

Cloud Computing wins Preakness in upset Notes: After winning the Kentucky Derby as a 50-1 long shot, Mine That Bird finished a length behind Rachel Alexandra in the Preakness. Yes, Always Dreaming , the horse he trained, the horse that won the Kentucky Derby so impressively just two weeks back, the horse that entered the gate the 6-5 favorite in this second jewel of the Triple Crown, might have been in front of the 10-horse field,... [Full Article...]

Vermont Leaders Pay Tribute to State's Fallen Officers

Vermont Leaders Pay Tribute to State's Fallen Officers Northampton Police Sgt. Corey Robinson told 22News what it feels like for an officer to find out that another officer has been killed on the job. Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott recognized the 22 officers that died and commended first responders and others who helped two officers in Guilford County survive after being attacked in recent months. [Full Article...]

Comey to testify publicly in Congress

Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee, although a date has not yet been set, according to the committee's chairman, Senator Richard Burr. Congress has two committees - the House and Senate intelligence committees - that are taking the lead on investigating Trump-Russia connections in Congress. [Full Article...]

November 7 election for Chaffetz seat; Packed GOP field forming

November 7 election for Chaffetz seat; Packed GOP field forming This, in the form of participatory democracy as opposed to a political appointment as numerous state's power players were poised and positioned to advance. House seat becomes vacant, the governor will call a special election. Herbert disagrees. He moved ahead with his plan Friday, scheduling a November 7 election. [Full Article...]

Democrats Oppose Lieberman as FBI Director

Trump had previously set a self-imposed soft deadline to name James Comey's replacement, but that will pass once he sets off on a four-country, nine-day tour of the Middle East and Europe. Now, the White House has pulled back that announcement, likely after seeing the incredible anger among Democrats who virulently oppose Lieberman - as they should. [Full Article...]

Senior White House Official Said to Figure in FBI Probe

It was shocking enough that the President had invited two of the targets of an ongoing FBI counter intelligence investigation - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. The newspaper also reported that the president had expressed his wishes that Comey could let go of the investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. [Full Article...]

Very close to naming an Federal Bureau of Investigation director: Donald Trump

The White House declined to give a reason for the delay. Spicer notes that Trump has always stressed the importance of negotiating with Russian Federation as a way to get that country's help in battling ISIS or dealing with Syria, for example. [Full Article...]

Tornado touches down in Oklahoma, no injuries reported

Tornado touches down in Oklahoma, no injuries reported This is not to say you shouldn't respect the power of storms not deemed "severe" because all storms are powerful and can be unsafe. The National Weather Service said three tornadoes touched down briefly in mostly rural areas of Kansas as a severe storm system stretched from Oklahoma into south-central Kansas. [Full Article...]

Cloud Computing takes Preakness as Derby winner Always Dreaming fades

Cloud Computing takes Preakness as Derby winner Always Dreaming fades Cloud Computing skipped the Kentucky Derby, while eventual victor Always Dreaming and Classic Empire mixed it up in the mud at Churchill Downs. Derby victor Always Dreaming and Classic Empire dueled for most of the race before Classic Empire stuck his nose in front midway on the far turn. [Full Article...]

Hahn leads Byron Nelson by one stroke

Hahn leads Byron Nelson by one stroke Matt Kuchar, Jhonattan Vegas, Jason Kokrak and Cameron Tringale shot 66, and top-ranked Dustin Johnson topped the group at 67, a stroke ahead of fourth-ranked Jason Day and Jordan Spieth, the No. Among those players missing the projected cut were Hunter Mahan , Bryson DeChambeau, Bryce Molder , J.B. Holmes, Ryo Ishikawa of Japan, Graham DeLaet of Canada, former PGA Championship victor Y.E. [Full Article...]

Border Patrol Arrests Linked to LA-based Criminal Organization

Border Patrol Arrests Linked to LA-based Criminal Organization Rueda violated the terms of her visa, the statement said. The statement also described Vidal-Jaime as "connected" to the drug trafficking organization, though a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which was involved in the April arrests, previously told The Times that the woman was not a subject of the narcotics investigation. [Full Article...]

7 leaders to know who Trump will meet in his foreign trip

7 leaders to know who Trump will meet in his foreign trip A few hours later, Trump tweeted for the first time on global soil as president, writing "Great to be in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ". Fox News was clear : "Trump shakes hands with Saudi leader, doesn't bow as Obama appeared to do". Ivanka's presence dominated Arabic Twitter traffic, with the phrase "bint Trump" - Arabic for daughter of Trump - trending. As he arrived, Trump told the King the spect... [Full Article...]


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