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Kushner, Russia Discussed Secret Communication Channel — WashPost

Kushner, Russia Discussed Secret Communication Channel — WashPost Kushner's dealings with Russia have drawn the attention of FBI agents conducting an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to a person familiar with the inquiry who also spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. [Full Article...]

Alabama Governor Signs Bill Protecting Confederate Memorials

Alabama Governor Signs Bill Protecting Confederate Memorials Alabama - one of the Southern states steeped in controversy over the public display of Confederate monuments - now has a law protecting these and other old landmarks. Republican Sen. Gerald Allen , the sponsor of the bill, blasted what he described as a "wave of political correctness" against monuments dedicated to those who, despite their flaws, were significant to history. [Full Article...]

Stabbing of black college student investigated as hate crime

Stabbing of black college student investigated as hate crime Collins' murder has since sparked fear among students at both Maryland universities, especially among nonwhite students. University of Maryland physics professor Charles Clark dressed in his academic regalia and carried a sign honouring Collins as he greeted Bowie State graduates and faculty. [Full Article...]

Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids

Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids Dismayed, they began investigating Jones anew, saying dozens of children had died in her care. An Arizona man has been arrested on federal charges accusing him of threatening New Mexico police officers, including one who is also a special federal agent. [Full Article...]

Police investigate killing of OH police chief, 2 others

Police investigate killing of OH police chief, 2 others Asked to comment on what led to Friday morning's shooting, Thorp said investigators were still trying to find a connection between the nursing home and the un-named shooter. Thomas Hartless, 43, has been identified by law enforcement as the suspect that killed three people, including a police chief, in Kirkersville Friday. [Full Article...]

Warrants issued for 2 men in North Carolina man's death

Warrants issued for 2 men in North Carolina man's death Family members reported Medina-Chevez missing after he went to work Saturday night and didn't return home. Diontray Divan Adams, 24, and James Aaron Stevens, 20, remain in custody in Maryland, Selvey said. Medina-Chevez was the only one working in the family, but since the arrest, friends have also raised more than $15,000 to help out the family. Medina-Chevez left home driving his 2008 dark b... [Full Article...]

Russian intelligence 'recorded discussing influencing Donald Trump'

Russian intelligence 'recorded discussing influencing Donald Trump' On Tuesday, former CIA Director John Brennan told lawmakers he had noticed contacts between associates of Trump's campaign and Russian Federation during the campaign and grew concerned Moscow had sought to lure Americans down "a treasonous path". [Full Article...]

Jurors Selected for Bill Cosby Trial

After that, each side can strike seven people during jury selection and three more when they choose alternates. The trial is set to begin June 5 in Montgomery County, north of Philadelphia. While trial is being held in Montgomery County, the judge allowed for a jury to be brought in from Allegheny County. Defense lawyers are expected to grill Constand on her credibility, including why she did no... [Full Article...]

Texas Governor jokes about shooting reporters

The law would take effect beginning in the 2018 spring semester. The unrelenting Republican assault on the free press continued on Friday when Greg Abbott , the Republican governor of Texas, joked about shooting journalists. "No Texan should be priced out of their way to defend themselves". Dan Patrick , who attended the signing ceremony Thursday. The law ensures that teachers who engage i... [Full Article...]

Texas 'bathroom bill' near collapse over GOP standoff

Eddie Fields. "Sometimes compromise is a four-letter word that we don't like to use sometimes". But Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick - who has spent months championing far-reaching restrictions on bathroom use - had said the amendment's "ambiguous language" didn't "appear to do much". [Full Article...]

Texas Lawmakers Advance Restrictions on Trans Public School Kids

Texas Lawmakers Advance Restrictions on Trans Public School Kids The Senate's version included schools and government buildings, but the House's version focuses on schools only. "This does not provide an accommodation for a protected class of students". If a student "does not wish" to use such a facility, they will then be permitted to use single-stall restrooms and other facilities. The lieutenant governor's statement comes after a weekend of House votes o... [Full Article...]

The Oelwein Library will kick off its summer reading program in June

The Oelwein Library will kick off its summer reading program in June This year's theme is "Build a Better World", and there are plenty of opportunities for adults and teens to learn how to do just that, according to Library staffers. All ages are welcome to participate. "We have several programs geared towards changing our bad habits, such as recycling, properly handling bees, and gardening", Tone said. [Full Article...]

Republican candidate charged with assault on reporter wins special Montana election

Republican candidate charged with assault on reporter wins special Montana election In that vein, CNN's Chris Cillizza (5/25/17) has referred to Gianforte's assault as an "error", as though it were a tactical misstep rather than an attack on press freedom. The seat was vacated after Congressman Ryan Zinke was appointed secretary of the interior in the Trump administration. One local newspaper reported during the campaign that Gianforte was "one of several prominent Montana Re... [Full Article...]

Unaffordable health care for many

Senator Bob Casey said the GOP health care plan could hurt school districts and special education students. The Senate is just now beginning its own process from a clean sheet of paper. What would this mean for Texas? Some 20 Republican senators are in states that chose to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. - Medicaid expansion would be phased out. [Full Article...]

Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race The vote was 16 to 7, with Warner, Brown and several other Democrats voting no - "a step I wouldn't otherwise take", Warner stressed, had the Treasury Department better complied with the request for information. However, Trump told NBC News in an interview two days later that "when I chose to just [fire Comey], I said to myself, I said you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian... [Full Article...]

Use caution around fires this Memorial Day

Use caution around fires this Memorial Day Check the gas (propane) tank hose for the potential (gas) leaks by completing the following steps. Use some soapy water and coat the hoses to look for bubbles. Empty the coals into a metal container with a tight-fitting lid that is used only to collect coals. Statistics from NFPA's latest "Home Grill Fire" report show over 27 percent of home grill fires started on an exterior balcony or open por... [Full Article...]

#ManchesterBlast: Ariana Grande to hold concert for victims

The bomber's name was allegedly released by US officials just as raids were underway both in Manchester and in Libya where the bomber's father lives. The British Government said almost 1,000 soldiers had been deployed at high-profile sites in London and elsewhere, replacing police, who can work on counter-terrorism duties. [Full Article...]

Cavaliers set up NBA Finals rematch against Warriors

James scored 35 points in the 135-102 win over the Boston Celtics and overtook the record Jordan set in 1998 during the third period, when a 3-pointer put him over the 5,987 mark, ESPN reports. That's all I can give you right now, because I'm happy and I don't want to be stressed. "They just stayed resilient all year, got to the playoffs, and we really stepped our game up", Cavs coach Tyronn... [Full Article...]

The former head of the Central Intelligence Agency said about trump's cooperation with Russian Federation

The former head of the Central Intelligence Agency said about trump's cooperation with Russian Federation Both he and Mr Flynn have denied any collusion with Russian Federation or involvement in any plot to disrupt the election. "I said that all Americans, regardless of political affiliation or whom they might support in the election, cherished their ability to elect their own leaders without outside interference", Brennan said. [Full Article...]

Obama Gets Rock Star Welcome in Berlin, Praises Merkel

Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel , whom he praised as one of his "favourite partners" during his presidency. Obama cautioned against countries centering their spending on military, arguing diplomacy and foreign aid also serve as important means of enhancing national security. [Full Article...]


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