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Trump holds off climate change pact, will make decision 'next week'

The US leader, concluding his first overseas trip in office, was due to fly home later Saturday without giving the customary close-of-summit press conference. The White House did not disclose the meeting ahead of time, and officials offered no comment after it was announced by the Canadians. "[Trump] seemed to be much more comfortable in Saudi Arabia and in Israel", said Lee. [Full Article...]

Cosby defense alleges race bias in jury strikes

Bill Cosby leaves after attending jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Constand then filed a civil suit against Cosby, and in a deposition that was, in part, later unsealed by the court, he claimed he gave Constand Benadryl and said that their sexual encounter was consensual. [Full Article...]

Alex Jones Settles Chobani Defamation Case, Issues Retraction

Alex Jones Settles Chobani Defamation Case, Issues Retraction As part of the agreement, Jones retracted statements that alleged connections between Chobani and refugees who allegedly raped a girl in Idaho , near a Chobani plant. Previously, Alex Jones claimed the lawsuit was just an attempt to silence him and he would never back down. The mayor of Twin Falls, who has supported Chobani's efforts, even received death threats . [Full Article...]

Durbin rips Republican health care bill after CBO report

David Brat of Virginia told TIME in March. When House Republicans narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) a few weeks ago, they did so without waiting for an analysis of the bill's impact by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office . [Full Article...]

Gianforte wins House race after assault charge

Gianforte wins House race after assault charge Gianforte's campaign, however, stayed silent for much of Thursday, after issuing a statement that pinned the blame for the altercation on Jacobs and labelling him a "liberal journalist". And both parties also privately grumbled about their candidates. But Republicans rapidly mounted a wilting attack on the airwaves over Quist's financial troubles, including a history of unpaid taxes and liens. [Full Article...]

Police Identify Suspect in Double Killing on Oregon Train

Police Identify Suspect in Double Killing on Oregon Train When passengers started trying to defend the women, the suspect lashed out and stabbed three people, two of them fatally. According to a Portland police spokesperson, the stabbing suspect who is now in police custody, was allegedly "yelling a gamut of anti-Muslim and anti-everything slurs" at two other passengers. [Full Article...]

Kushner discussed creating secret communications link with Moscow

The Washington Post reported Friday that Kislyak told his superiors that he and Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin. If the Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to speak with someone, it's not necessarily an indication of involvement or complicity, said Treacy, who did two tours in Moscow as the FBI's legal attach... [Full Article...]

Macron snubs May on post-Brexit trade deal talks

Macron snubs May on post-Brexit trade deal talks The new president of France was warned about US President Donald Trump's aggressive hand-shaking before their meeting on Thursday, according to The Washington Post . It's a question that bears repeating: what is it with Trump and handshakes? Trump told Macron that, contrary to media reports during the race, he had not backed Le Pen and had followed Macron's campaign with great attention,... [Full Article...]

Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate And European hopes that Trump could be pressured into a more conciliatory stance on trade, climate change and migration at the G7 summit in Sicily were dashed. The goal is to keep the rise in global temperatures no higher than 2 degrees Celsius, as compared with pre-industrial levels. On the campaign trail a year ago, Mr Trump threatened to slap unilateral tariffs on Mexican and Chinese goods an... [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans Blast The Latest House Health Care Bill

Raul M. Grijalva, D-Tucson, in a statement released Wednesday. But the measure seems unlikely to pass the Senate , at least in its present form. "But it's going to be hard". In states that choose to implement this waiver, health insurance plans can either deny coverage entirely or charge significantly higher premiums for pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or cancer. [Full Article...]

Lee homers, Terps oust top-seeded Nebraska 8-5 in Big Ten

Jake Meyers, the Husker two-way player, was not in the lineup because he tightened up between games. Nick Dunn's three-run homer landed well past the "408" sign on a gate past the right-field fence in the third, and Justin Morris' two-run shot in the fourth preceded Brandon Gum's RBI hit to center. [Full Article...]

G-7 leaders give US more time on climate deal

The reaction was swift and critical. "But he stands in stark isolation". German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticised what she called "a very hard, not to say very unsatisfactory" discussion with Trump on the issue. White House officials had said before Trump's inaugural overseas trip that he meant to wait until he returned to Washington to make a final decision. [Full Article...]

U.S. intelligence committee to subpoena Flynn in Russian Federation probe

U.S. intelligence committee to subpoena Flynn in Russian Federation probe Flynn has increasingly become the center of inquiries into Russia's meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election and Russia's contacts with Trump associates. Rep. Adam SchiffAdam SchiffHouse Intel panel likely to also subpoena Flynn businesses, Dem says Ex-CIA head: Intel showed contacts between Russians and Trump team Trump asked intel chiefs to speak out against FBI's Russia probe: ... [Full Article...]

Trump Breaks With Other G7 Nations, Delays Committing to Paris Climate Accord

The G-7 summit marked the last stop of Trump's first overseas trip as president, a grueling nine-day tour that included high-level discussions in the Middle East and with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, as well as a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican. [Full Article...]

Senate intelligence panel requests Donald Trump campaign documents -WashPost

Senate intelligence panel requests Donald Trump campaign documents -WashPost The letter also narrows the scope of the documents the panel is seeking. Another Republican on the committee - Sen. Burr says the committee is "very specific" about what it's asking in an attempt to pressure Flynn to turn over documents. He agreed to testify before the House and Senate intelligence committees in late March in exchange for immunity from prosecution, but neither committee has agre... [Full Article...]

Transfer target picks NC State over USC

Transfer target picks NC State over USC In addition, Utah guard Devon Daniels , a rising sophomore, also announced he will join the Pack. However, he'll have two years of eligibility remaining starting during the 2018-19 season. 12 seed in the NCAA Tournament, where the Seahawks almost upset No. 5 seed Virginia in the first round, falling 76-71. Daniels was between NCSU and San Diego State, and also decided on the Wolfpack. [Full Article...]

Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accord as Allies Reaffirm Commitment

G7 leaders also found agreement on other points, such as backing closer co-operation against terrorism after the concert bombing Monday in Manchester that killed 22 people. The leaders of Tunisia, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria and Kenya will join the discussions on Saturday to say what should be done to encourage investment and innovation on their continent. [Full Article...]

Trump views on climate 'evolving' amid push from Europeans

Trump views on climate 'evolving' amid push from Europeans First, the Paris Agreement provides no legal hook to argue against EPA's efforts to withdraw the Clean Power Plan; as I explained recently , no less a case than MA v. But without the United States, it's sort of missing a big gap when you take the biggest economy out. "The U.S. matters a great deal", said Climate Interactive co-director Andrew Jones. [Full Article...]

Trump Calls First Trip Abroad a "Home Run" as Challenges Await

The announcement on the final day of the US president's first global trip comes after he declined to commit to staying in the sweeping climate deal, resisting intense worldwide pressure from his peers at the summit. "But then you get into the whole discussion on Paris, is it non-binding, is it not non-binding, can you change your levels, how easy is it to change your levels". [Full Article...]

Senate Intelligence Panel Requests Trump Campaign Documents

Before the April request, Flynn said through a statement from his lawyer that he wouldn't submit himself to questioning from the committee "without assurances against unfair prosecution". Brennan said he briefed then President Barack Obama and other top officials, and that he discussed the matter with both Republican and Democratic US congressional leaders in August and September. [Full Article...]


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