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Melania and Ivanka wore veils to meet the Pope

The Vatican described the discussions as "cordial" and emphasised the two men's joint opposition to abortion and shared concern for persecuted Christians in the Middle East. The pope, who is also active on Twitter , had not responded to the meeting on the social media platform as of press time. It came on the third leg of Trump's first overseas trip as president, which has already taken him to Sa... [Full Article...]

Iran's Rouhani denounces US' Middle East ignorance

Rouhani said in the press conference. In a jibe at the billion-dollar deals signed between Trump and the Saudi government, Rouhani said: "You can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower". Most of Trump's comments were well received by the summit and his Saudi hosts, who are at odds with Iran due to their destabilising influence in the Middle East . [Full Article...]

NJ Residents Accidentally Warned of Nuclear Emergency

There is no emergency. This message went out in error, ' the NJOEM said. "I think, if anything, as long as we can learn from it, how the mistake was made and how the information got out, and I think we need to educate the public that it is a good opportunity to realize we need to be prepared for incidents, it could be a weather event or something else, but your family should have a plan in place",... [Full Article...]

Cardinal Dolan confident Pope 'got his points across' with Trump

Trump gave the pope a boxed set of five first-edition books by murdered US civil rights leader Martin Luther King . Francis had criticized then-candidate Trump in February 2016, after Trump unveiled a key goal of his presidential campaign: walling off the USA border with Mexico. [Full Article...]

India a victim of terror: US President Trump

Trump, wearing a yarmulke, on Monday became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall. In a statement following the meeting, Mr Trump addressed his meetings the previous day with Arab and Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, and said that there is growing realisation that they share a goal with Israel in their determination to defeat extremism and deter "the threat posed by Iran". [Full Article...]

Fox retracts story about murdered DNC staffer

Fox retracts story about murdered DNC staffer The Rich family had publicly pleaded with Fox News and others to stop trading in such speculation absent facts. "Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed", Fox said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Dem wants to know if Trump pressed intel chiefs

After he refused to turn over the documents, the committee issued its subpoena May 10. Mr. Trump has said continuing questions about his campaign's Russian Federation contacts amount to a "witch hunt". Committee leaders are directing the new subpoenas at his businesses, believing they can't plead the Fifth . They're protesting what they say is Trump administration's slow cooperation on the Ru... [Full Article...]

Minneapolis named the nation's best park system, again

Minneapolis named the nation's best park system, again Minneapolis ranked as the top park service with 97 percent of its residents living within a 10-minute walk of a park. San Francisco swiped the District's bronze medal, and Portland, Oregon rounded out the top five. "In Philadelphia, you have awesome systems like the Fairmount Park system, all of the work along the Schuylkill River , and you have the Center City District working on the elevated ... [Full Article...]

Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for defense

Other cuts in Trump's budget include reductions in pension benefits for federal workers, in part by requiring employees to make higher contributions. U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, D-12th, strongly criticized Trump's budget plan. Trump's budget would cut US funding for global health programs including efforts focusing on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 24 percent, to about $6.5 billion for 2018. [Full Article...]

Trump told Russian officials that Comey was 'a real nut job'

By several senators' accounts, he contradicted Trump's statements that Rosenstein's written criticism of FBI Director James Comey had been a factor in Comey's recent firing by the president. If President Donald Trump was hoping to head out on his first big foreign trip with turmoil calmed at home, he's going to have a disappointing Air Force One departure on Friday. [Full Article...]

Questions about Russian Federation chase Trump during first Israel visit

President Donald Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia that tackled extremism Sunday evoked pleasant surprise from some Southern California Muslims, but skepticism and disbelief from others. Trump noted Kuwait bought large amounts of US military equipment. After the turmoil of the Arab Spring, and the disaster of the Syrian conflict, Trump's speech on Sunday marked a deliberate bookend to his predec... [Full Article...]

President Trump's multi-billion 2018 budget cuts affect safety net programs

President Trump's multi-billion 2018 budget cuts affect safety net programs The budget also calls for tax cuts and a balanced budget, according to projections from Trump's team. California could also be hit hard by proposed cuts to the federal food stamps program. Trump's budget would cut USA funding for global health programs including efforts focusing on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 24 percent, to about $6.5 billion for 2018. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump, Saudi King inaugurate global centre against extremism

President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to full support of Saudi Arabia and Israel against Iran during his state visit to Riyadh and talks with Saudi leaders. "This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilisations", the president said . The announcement by World Bank President Jim Young Kim came during a visit to Saudi Arabia by Preside... [Full Article...]

No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

He promised not to cut Medicare , and initially, Medicaid as well. Atop Rogers' list of worries is Trump's proposed elimination of the $146 million Appalachian Regional Commission that has helped bring projects such as job training to unemployed coal miners, a broadband technology center to Kentucky and high-tech medical equipment to impoverished regions. [Full Article...]

Kansas forward Mykhailiuk returning for senior season

Kansas forward Mykhailiuk returning for senior season Mykhailiuk is coming off a junior year that saw him average 9.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, doubling his minutes per game average from his sophomore season to more than 27 minutes per night this past year. In Mykailiuk's three seasons at KU, the Jayhawks have won three Big 12 regular-season titles, one league postseason championship and three in-season tournaments. [Full Article...]

Russian probe: Mueller briefed on secret Comey memos

Russian probe: Mueller briefed on secret Comey memos Trump on Monday denied an accusation that has not been leveled against him. The spokesman said the hearings also showed Trump "never jeopardized intelligence sources or sharing". Trump and various members of his administration have denied any allegations of collusion. A previous special counsel investigation - Patrick Fitzgerald's 45-month investigation into the leaking of Central Intelligen... [Full Article...]

Property damage reported in North Carolina from possible tornado

Property damage reported in North Carolina from possible tornado There's damage from Pinnacle to Lawsonville, he added. Updated 6:14 p.m. So far no injuries were reported, but Leonard said the situation was still being assessed. As the storm approached Franklin County and apparently weakened, the weather service issued a severe thunderstorm warning. Fallen trees blocked roads and damaged cars, officials said. [Full Article...]

Lawyer accused of deportation threat to silence rape victim

Lawyer accused of deportation threat to silence rape victim But because of his attorney's arrest, Aguilar-Delosantos' trial has now been delayed until August. The husband had met with law enforcement ahead of the meeting with Rodriguez and Vasiliades and was wearing a recording device that captured their comments, the indictment said. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump told Russians James Comey a 'nut job'

That came on top of news that Trump allegedly shared classified information when meeting with Russian diplomats, and early Friday morning reports also emerged that in that same conversation, Trump called Comey a "nut job" whose firing relieved pressure on the president. [Full Article...]

California woman with drawn-on beard arrested for bank robbery

California woman with drawn-on beard arrested for bank robbery It was later determined the robber was wearing a painted-on beard. Placentia police confirmed that she was a former officer, though they did not say for how long or when she worked there. Jennifer Rae McClary, who now resides in Danville, served in Los Angeles from 2006-2008 and then was on the force in Placentia for 18 months from 2008-2010, according to spokespersons for both agencies. [Full Article...]


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