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Court asks EPA to justify pausing Obama pollution rule

Pruitt's case: In his appearances on Sunday, Pruitt steered the discussion toward economic issues, pointing to (disputed) studies released or backed by conservative and industry groups that forecast economic and employment harm to the USA from the accord. [Full Article...]

Former FBI Director Comey to testify Trump told him 'I need loyalty'

Former FBI Director Comey to testify Trump told him 'I need loyalty' Those contacts with the Russian ambassador led to the resignation of Flynn, who lied about the conversations to Vice President Mike Pence. The seven-page remarks reveal in dramatic detail and with a writer's flair Comey's uneasiness with Trump, who appeared to disregard the FBI's traditional independence from the White House . [Full Article...]

Top lines from James Comey's testimony

Top lines from James Comey's testimony To Comey, it's a not-so-veiled request that the FBI drop any investigation of Flynn regarding false statements about his contact with the Russians. Comey released a prepared statement on Wednesday . "I interacted with president Obama". The White House initially said Trump was acting on the recommendation of Justice Department leaders, citing as justification a memo from Deputy Attorney Ge... [Full Article...]

Redistricting session to begin, but will it be a short run?

Redistricting session to begin, but will it be a short run? Cooper's administration in turn blasted lawmakers for their response. Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App North Carolina lawmakers will be gaveling for the special session Thursday, but the formal meeting may not last very long. [Full Article...]

North Korea Fires Scud-class Ballistic Missile, Japan Protests

North Korea Fires Scud-class Ballistic Missile, Japan Protests On May 14, North Korea fired what analysts called its most successful test ever in its quest to develop ballistic missiles that can carry nuclear warheads. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the test showed the missile is ready for deployment and mass production, according to the state news agency KCNA. [Full Article...]

Georgia Tech to Host Northwestern in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Since joining the ACC before 2013-14 season, Notre Dame is 3-1 in this event, but only once before have they played a top team from Big Ten and that was back in 2014-15 when they played Michigan State in South Bend. IN and Louisville vs. Purdue . The Huskers, under the direction of sixth-year Head Coach Tim Miles, welcome back nine letterwinners, including four players who started at le... [Full Article...]

Scooter ends HR spree, but Reds rally to beat Cardinals 6-4

The never-say-die Reds (28-30) now have notched 13 come-from-behind wins this season. "Sometimes you're amazed that it's happening", manager Bryan Price said. And they're longer than we would like it right now. "That seventh inning certainly stands out as one that's been hard to get through". With the crowd of 18,620 on its feet in the eighth inning, Gennett hit a two-run shot off John Brebb... [Full Article...]

Grocery store employee kills 3 coworkers, himself, police say

Grocery store employee kills 3 coworkers, himself, police say Troopers from the Tunkhannock barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania didn't immediately explain why 24-year-old Randy Stair, of Dallas, shot the others and himself in a Weis Market shortly before 1 a.m. The victims were identified as Terry Sterling , 63, Victoria Brong , 25, and Brian Hayes , 47. One of the men opened fire on the other three people before he killed himself, police told NBC 10 ... [Full Article...]

Korea test-fires multiple ground-to-ship missiles: Seoul

Korea test-fires multiple ground-to-ship missiles: Seoul Abe, who is also the ruling party's president, said the government will handle the proposal "thoroughly". Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said: "We can never tolerate these kind of provocative actions". They landed in waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, where United States aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan participated in joint exercises with the South Ko... [Full Article...]

US intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts

US intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts Comey said Trump told him at a dinner on January 27, a week after the president took office, that: "I need loyalty". Trump names Federal Bureau of Investigation pick Intel officials say they didn't feel WH pressure GOP chairman admonishes intel chiefs MORE (I-Maine) the same answer. [Full Article...]

Democrats say Trump's infrastructure plan is 'just a private money-making operation'

Democrats say Trump's infrastructure plan is 'just a private money-making operation' Trump began by thanking OH for his win saying, "supposed to be close...wasn't close", drawing laughter from the crowd. The organization has for years criticized the state of infrastructure in the United States as being abysmal. That drama will come to a head on Thursday when former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, who was leading the Russian Federation probe until Trump fir... [Full Article...]

James Comey Testifies Before Congress

The statement which was meant as an opening statement of Comey during his Congressional hearing tomorrow was released a day ahead by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Comey's testimony will also confirm claims President Trump made while firing Comey, that the FBI director told him on several occasions that he was not personally under investigation. [Full Article...]

Ex-Penn State president will serve 2-month jail sentence

Ex-Penn State president will serve 2-month jail sentence Former athletic director Tim Curley , 63, and former vice president Gary Schultz , 67, each pleaded guilty. In a surprise, Spanier - the only one of the three to take his case to trial earlier this year - actually received the lightest sentence: four to 12 months, with the first two in jail and the remainder served under house arrest. [Full Article...]

Intelligence Officials: No Pressure To Intervene In Investigations

Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russian Federation probe". And, he added, "I do not recall having been pressured to do so". "I don't think this is the appropriate venue to do this in, given that this is an open hearing, and a lot of confidential information relative to intelligence or other matters - I just don't feel it... [Full Article...]

Legal experts say Trump comments inappropriate, maybe worse

Trump has made clear on multiple occasions he believes the Russian Federation investigations have run their course and should be closed. In the wake of the firing, the Justice Department named an special prosecutor, former FBI director Robert Mueller, to lead the government's investigation. [Full Article...]

USA senate releases former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's statement before hearing

But shortly afterwards, Comey said he spoke in person to Sessions to pass along Trump's concerns about leaks. In an interview on May 11, two days after firing Comey, Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt that Comey had told him he was not "personally" under investigation, though Trump was clear that he was "not talking about campaigns" or anything else. [Full Article...]

America Divided: Liberals hope James Comey's Testimony will give answers

America Divided: Liberals hope James Comey's Testimony will give answers The Washington Post reported on May 22 that Trump had asked the officials to help push back against the FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and Moscow, citing current and former officials. "I hope you can let this go". "He repeatedly told me: 'We need to get that fact out, '" Comey said. Trump's firing of Comey outraged Democrats, who believe Trump was impro... [Full Article...]

Major League Baseball to investigate Russell on domestic violence charge

Major League Baseball to investigate Russell on domestic violence charge In a since-deleted Instagram post Wednesday night, Russell's wife accused the 23-year-old of being unfaithful, writing that he "cheated on, lied to (and) disrespected" her on a daily basis. Russell gushed about his wife of almost a year on Instagram in May as she celebrated her 23rd birthday. "Should I keep the list going??" Russell has been in and out of the Cubs' lineup this season, mostly... [Full Article...]

Freshmen legislators vent frustration at failure of budget deal

Freshmen legislators vent frustration at failure of budget deal Although Senate Democrats passed both a budget bill and a variety of tax hikes earlier in May to pay for it, House Democrats couldn't agree on what to do. Rauner vetoed a similar measure previous year. IL also holds a dubious distinction in that it is the longest running state to go without an annual budget. [Full Article...]

North Carolina governor presses lawmakers to redraw maps now

North Carolina governor presses lawmakers to redraw maps now The Governor cited a state statute in giving legislators two weeks to draw new boundaries. As GOP lawmakers drew up their maps, one was quoted as saying the goal should be to stack 10 districts to favor Republicans "because I do not believe it's possible to draw a map with 11 Republicans and two Democrats". [Full Article...]


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