Pelosi: No debt limit increase to reward rich with tax cuts

So for an administration desperate for a high-profile victory, Plan B on tax reform is gaining support. "We just need to work harder", Texas Sen. White House officials have privately expressed frustration with the slow pace on Capitol Hill, as well as some embarrassment about how an initial effort to ram health care changes through the House of Representatives collapsed in March. [Full Article...]

American coasts and cities vs hinterland in climate change battle

Following Trump's carefully stage-managed announcement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel , French President Emanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni put out a joint statement in which they pledged to implement the Paris climate agreement notwithstanding the withdrawal of the US. [Full Article...]

NYC Lights Up Green in Support of Paris Climate Accord

NYC Lights Up Green in Support of Paris Climate Accord Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Accords set a precedent that could be followed by other major nations too, Jatras remarked. " Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world", Musk said in a Twitter post on Thursday. "In addition to being disappointed, I'm also angry", Yamamoto said. Trump administration officials pushed back against company criticisms in television interviews ... [Full Article...]

London Bridge attacks: What We Know So Far

London Bridge attacks: What We Know So Far In the other case, we are continuing to make inquiries. - At least 48 patients were taken to five hospitals, London Ambulance Service said. Within 20 minutes, Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted: "National Security team has briefed @POTUS on situation at #LondonBridge and will continue to provide updates". [Full Article...]

Cities, states, companies to ignore Trump, commit to Paris climate agreement

Serial Tweeter J.K. Rowling also joined in the online tirade against Trump by sharing a photo of the front cover of a German newspaper that had an explicit message for the president. TRUMP: "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris". Trump announced during a speech at the White House Rose Garden that he had chose to pull out of the landmark climate deal, in part because... [Full Article...]

Trumps climate claims on China, India false

The Paris accord imposes carbon reduction targets that impacts energy sectors like coal . "Energy is at that critical stage, not only in terms of cost but also continuity of supply", said Barker. In fact, energy solutions company Schneider Electric is already seeing interest in this area. Trump also wants to slash the Department of Energy's innovative programs that helped establish multib... [Full Article...]

North Korea missiles a 'direct threat' to Russia

North Korea missiles a 'direct threat' to Russia The drill in eastern Santa Barbara County base is created to prepare for any North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile strike. Once considered a strong ally, Russian Federation has backed fresh sanctions against North Korea . "North Korea has expanded the size and the sophistication of its ballistic missile forces from close-range ballistic missiles to intercontinental ballistic missiles"... [Full Article...]

Penn State's former president sentenced to jail for role in Sandusky scandal

The sentences are the culmination of the controversial prosecution of the PSU administrators who investigators say chose to protect the reputation of both themselves and the school by declining to report the activities of a serial child abuser. [Full Article...]

Hillary Clinton - sore loser?

Wednesday. Clinton also blamed the entertainment industry, social media, the mainstream media fand even said Netflix had a role in her defeat. Subscribe to The World's Most Powerful Women , Fortune's daily must-read for global businesswomen. [Full Article...]

Stephan strikes out 12, leads Arkansas over Oral Roberts 3-0

Stephan strikes out 12, leads Arkansas over Oral Roberts 3-0 Sunday afternoon. Arkansas gets ORU again. Oral Roberts won the season series against OSU 2-1, including an 11-7 victory May 16 during the Golden Eagles' winning streak. Arkansas (43-17) posted the only run it would need in the bottom of the fifth inning. But 3 for 21 with runners on-base is not going to get it done. [Full Article...]

China, EU claim climate leadership as United States steps back

China, EU claim climate leadership as United States steps back Still, Bush made the broad and public case for USA leadership in worldwide co-operation, even as his policies in Iraq and Afghanistan frayed some American alliances. "Clean energy is the future". The Paris agreement was signed by 194 countries and ratified by 174 countries, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told media here, reacting to Trump's decision of to withdraw the U.S. [Full Article...]

President Trump warns Germany on trade. Economists wonder why?

Four years later, however, the once-unthinkable suddenly seems very real. "We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany , plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation & military", Trump wrote. When Trump was inaugurated in January, Merkel had told the billionaire and former reality TV show star that cooperation would be on the basis of shared democratic values... [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Sets Up Staff to Respond to Anything about Russia Interference

She added: "He was excited about this was going to be a big speech and a lot of people would be excited about it". At a Wednesday briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer said inquiries about the Russian Federation investigation must be directed to Marc Kasowitz, another of Trump's personal lawyers. [Full Article...]

Words With Friends Adds 'Covfefe' To Its Mobile Game

Words With Friends Adds 'Covfefe' To Its Mobile Game And then Trump's Twitter account went silent for several hours. The tweet has since been deleted and replaced with a presidential guessing game , as well as a both highly annoyed and highly amused internet searching for answers. One user tweeted that New York's hottest nightclub is #Covfefe. Silicon Valley executive Andrew Crow went so far as to change his last name on Twitter to " Covfef... [Full Article...]

UCLA assistant softball coach Lisa Fernandez ejected and bumps umpire

UCLA assistant softball coach Lisa Fernandez ejected and bumps umpire On Thursday night, UCLA was on the other side of the call, a run being awarded to LSU in its 2-1 victory over the Bruins because obstruction was called. UCLA softball assistant coach Lisa Fernandez has been suspended two games for bumping an umpire. "It cost us some critical moments in this World Series that I think things could have bounced in a different direction for this team because I t... [Full Article...]

U.S. evangelical green groups pan Trump's climate accord exit

U.S. evangelical green groups pan Trump's climate accord exit Republican Governor Charlie Baker of MA announced Friday that he will join a climate change initiative launched by several Democratic governors in the wake of President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement . He added that China , Russia and India had confirmed their commitment to it. Can it all be renegotiated? USA billionaire Michael Bloomberg has put his m... [Full Article...]

False! Trump Claims Paris Deal Would Only Make 'Tiny' Difference

Pruitt briefed reporters at the regular White House briefing on the President's Thursday decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris climate accords . Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe also expressed interest in joining the new pact. Trump's announcement sent the issue of climate change - and May's attempts to bolster the trans-Atlantic "special relationship... [Full Article...]

Spelling bee champ asked to spell 'covfefe,' gets it wrong

Spelling bee champ asked to spell 'covfefe,' gets it wrong Vinay, at 12, follows a long list of Indian-American students who emerged as champions in the national competition since 2008. Asking the language of origin, Vinay was told it was "gibberish". It ended in a tie for three consecutive years. Rohan's close call was even more heartbreaking. Ananya was crowned the victor of the 90th instance of the erudite tournament after she spelled 35 words correc... [Full Article...]

USA states, cities step in to fill Trump Paris exit

None have sought a greater reduction than global economic heavyweight California , however, which is seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent relative to 1990 levels by 2030 under a previously established climate goal. Trump , who has called climate change a hoax, said the USA could try and re-enter the deal either after negotiations or have a new agreement "on terms that are ... [Full Article...]

Legendary southern rocker Gregg Allman to be laid to rest

FILE - In this August 24, 1978 file photo, Gregg Allman plays the organ at a concert in Macon, Ga. Fans lined the streets from the funeral to the cemetery to pay tribute to The Allman Brothers Band frontman. They will include former U.S. President Jimmy Carter , who confirmed Friday that he'll be among those in attendance. Cher was joined at the private funeral services at Snow's Memo... [Full Article...]

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