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Abbas-Trump summit focus of dailies — Newspapers Review
- May 17, 2017

It is not clear whether Trump deleted the tweet because it was too positive a comment about his Palestinian counterpart -and therefore risked provoking the ire of the Israelis- or because it was missing a word. Three Republican senators urged a halt to such payments in a letter to Trump that reflected widespread opinion in Congress. Senior Palestinian Authority official Nabil Shaath. (more...)
ICE Completed Crackdown on Gangs: Arrested 445 Foreign Nationals ICE Completed Crackdown on Gangs: Arrested 445 Foreign Nationals
- May 13, 2017

Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say an initiative to round up violent gang members nationwide is making progress. The other 280 were arrested for being in the USA illegally. Three of the gangsters arrested had previously been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ). The other 280 were arrested on administrative immigration violations. (more...)
Nebraska health care decisions uncertain amid deadline Nebraska health care decisions uncertain amid deadline
- May 12, 2017

Aetna lost $450 million past year on its almost 1 million customers with individual health policies on and off the insurance exchanges. The report adds that " Aetna's exit leaves Medica as the only insurer on the Nebraska exchange and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield as the sole carrier on the DE exchange". (more...)
Chelsea Manning releases 1st statement since clemency win Chelsea Manning releases 1st statement since clemency win
- May 10, 2017

Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who is set to be released from prison next week after serving almost seven years for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks, said Tuesday that she is preparing for the life she never thought she'd have. (more...)
Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 9
- May 10, 2017

Saucedo appeared in court late Monday night and a judge ordered him held without bail. Aaron Juan Saucedo said "I'm innocent" during a brief initial court appearance. The 23-year-old Phoenix man arrested in a series of shootings in which nine people were killed has appeared in court, but records from that overnight appearance have been temporarily sealed by a judge at the request of prosecutors. (more...)
Police now say 9 killed in serial shootings case Police now say 9 killed in serial shootings case
- May 09, 2017

CBS affiliate KPHO-TV reports that Police Chief Jeri Williams said 23-year-old Aaron Juan Saucedo is linked to nine murders and 12 incidents between August 2015 and July 2016, which is three more attacks and two more murders than originally thought. (more...)
U.S. environmental chief to recuse himself from court cases U.S. environmental chief to recuse himself from court cases
- May 09, 2017

The terms of the affected board members officially ended on April 30, but in past administrations, reappointment to the panel was virtually automatic and thus carried out with little fanfare. Ponisseril Somasundaran , a chemist at Columbia University who was dismissed from the board, explained that most members of the council are academics. (more...)
Joey Logano docked points after Richmond-winning vehicle fails inspection Joey Logano docked points after Richmond-winning vehicle fails inspection
- May 06, 2017

It also revitalizes the debate about race wins and cars that fail inspection. The sanctioning body issued Logano and Team Penske a L1 penalty on Thursday for a rear suspension violation. While NASCAR is reluctant to ever pull a victory from a driver, the rule prevents teams from making the postseason automatically if a gross violation is found. (more...)
SpaceX Postpones Spy Satellite Launch by One Day
- May 03, 2017

SpaceX on Monday blasted off a secretive United States government satellite, known only as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the California-based aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk. Destination Space and SpaceX nails the launch and sticks the landing on Monday on the Space Coast. Four legs snapped out from the base of the rocket, which completed a final single-engine burn before a touchdown at "Landing Zone 1" announced with a flurry of sonic booms that ... (more...)
Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana
- April 28, 2017

The greatest, most widespread issue with these storms will be torrential rain and frequent lightning. On the positive side, beneficial rain is likely, with most places seeing at least 1 to 2 inches. The rain returns Friday, with rain and thunderstorms starting early in the day and lasting into the night, Krein said. Rain is in the forecast for the weekend. (more...)
Barack Obama accepts $400G to speak at Wall Street conference Barack Obama accepts $400G to speak at Wall Street conference
- April 27, 2017

Mr Obama has apparently consented to be a keynote speaker at an occasion facilitated by Cantor Fitzgerald LP, a venture bank that lost more than 66% of its staff in the assault on the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001. His acceptance of the astronomical speaking fee by Wall Street may come off as hypocritical, which could be a factor in him backing out of the arrangement, according to Fox News . (more...)
Senate confirms Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture with bi-partisan support
- April 26, 2017

Before serving two terms as governor of Georgia, Perdue served in the Georgia state Senate . At the hearing , Perdue said he would be a "tenacious advocate and fighter" for rural America when dealing with the White House and other agencies and noted a growing middle class around the world that is hungry for USA products. (more...)
National Football League to announce regular-season scheduled on Thursday night National Football League to announce regular-season scheduled on Thursday night
- April 21, 2017

The Dolphins are an ascending team, having won nine of their final 11 games last season. New England's third straight afternoon contest will see the team host Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers . However, because of mostly good, not great, matchups, Week 1 got bumped down. The most hard stretch for any team belongs to the Raiders, who will play five teams between Weeks 11 and 15 that had a combined.738 winning percentage in 2016. (more...)
Foreign visitors shouldn't take US jobs Foreign visitors shouldn't take US jobs
- April 21, 2017

Dubbed " Buy American and Hire American ", the directive follows a series of recent Trump reversals on economic policies. The President said H1B visas should be given to the most-skilled and highest-paid applicants, and they should never be used to replace Americans. (more...)
Malcolm Butler Focused On Winning, Being A Dad Amid Contract Situation Malcolm Butler Focused On Winning, Being A Dad Amid Contract Situation
- April 20, 2017

Butler couldn't be traded until he signed his tender, with interest in him likely to diminish after the National Football League draft, which takes place on April 27-29. But it doesn't preclude the Patriots from keeping him in 2017, either. The two teams have been in discussion for over a month on ways to get Butler to New Orleans. (more...)
Brother of Fresno suspect shocked by killings Brother of Fresno suspect shocked by killings
- April 20, 2017

He was a stand-up guy". The Fresno County coroner's office released the identities Wednesday of all three men who were killed in the Tuesday morning shooting. Dyer said Muhammad told police that he wrapped his gun in some clothing and left it there. Online Superior Court records show Kori Ali Muhammad was charged with more than a dozen felonies and misdemeanors between 1997 and 2004 using several aliases. (more...)
This State's Free College Plan Won't Actually Send More Kids to College This State's Free College Plan Won't Actually Send More Kids to College
- April 18, 2017

The governor's office estimates that almost one million state residents will eventually benefit from the new program. Doing so would drive tuition costs up further, he said . More students will be able to obtain four-year degrees, and they will be able to earn more after graduation because they will be able to get better jobs, and they will pay back some of those earnings in taxes. (more...)
Four injured in explosion on University of Idaho campus Four injured in explosion on University of Idaho campus
- April 15, 2017

Hospital officials say four people injured in an explosion at the University of Idaho were in good condition on Friday morning. University officials said there is no criminal investigation into the incident at this point. Ewart did not know how many people were in the vicinity of the explosion. Thurman said the man who lit the fuel, a co-leader of the group, was wearing a face shield, and club members watching wore only eye protection, the Daily News reported. (more...)
Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'
- April 15, 2017

The final rule , an update of changes proposed on February 15, would make a variety of changes, including cutting down on the amount of time people have to enroll for plans on the exchanges and allowing insurers to collect unpaid premiums before allowing a patient to sign up the next year. (more...)
Easter egg hunts to explore around Kamloops Easter egg hunts to explore around Kamloops
- April 15, 2017

All children, ages 1-9, are asked to bring their own baskets to hunt for 10,000 hidden, plastic eggs. Combined ticket admission for access to both museums and the activities is $12 a child and $10 per adult. There will also be 100 eggs deemed as "prize eggs" as well as face painting, the Easter Bunny and more. No one's sure when the egg hunt started, Auxiliary member Marian Melcher said, but it was probably sometime in the 1960s. (more...)
Complaint: Manifesto suspect wrote apology before gun theft Complaint: Manifesto suspect wrote apology before gun theft
- April 14, 2017

He cites health insurance and taxes as examples of government tyranny and attempts to brainwash its citizens. UPDATE (WKOW ) - The Rock County Sheriff's Office says 150 additional leads and tips on the whereabouts of Joseph Jakubowski came in Monday, bringing the total to more than 500. (more...)
North Carolina fights off Gonzaga for 71-65 win and national championship North Carolina fights off Gonzaga for 71-65 win and national championship
- April 09, 2017

It's UNC's sixth title and first since 2009. He joined Bob Knight and Jim Calhoun, who each have three national championships as a head coach, and trails only John Wooden (10), Mike Krzyzewski (5) and Adolph Rupp (4) for the most ever. With North Carolina leading by one with 26 seconds left in the game, Hicks' floater in the paint pushed UNC's lead to 68-65. It also gives him one more than his mentor, the late Dean Smith. (more...)
Trump aide urges defeat of MI member of Freedom Caucus Trump aide urges defeat of MI member of Freedom Caucus
- April 08, 2017

Republican Sen. Rand Paul told reporters Monday he thinks proponents of the GOP House leadership-backed Obamacare repeal bill are attempting to bang "a square peg into a round hole", but believes conservatives and moderates are getting closer to finding common ground on health care reform. (more...)
Wisconsin, New York officials step into milk trade dispute
- April 08, 2017

During the last so-called spring flush in May and June of past year, the amount of milk wasted or used for animal feed in the northeastern USA exceeded 75 million pounds, the highest recorded in government data going back to 2000. He concluded, "We are at a critical turning point in the USA dairy industry". Federal and state officials for the past year have known that Canada was exploring modifying its dairy policies and had been expressing its concerns with the Canadian government about how ... (more...)
There's Evidence of Collusion Between Nunes, White House There's Evidence of Collusion Between Nunes, White House
- March 31, 2017

Nunes, rather than focusing on the impact Russian Federation had on the 2016 election, and rather than focusing on preventing further foreign intervention, made a decision to go on a witch-hunt against USA intelligence agencies for what he claimed was wrongful "unmasking" of individuals associated with the Trump campaign, transition team, or administration, including probably President Donald Trump. (more...)
Jon Rahm smashes 426-yard drive at WGC-Dell Match Play Championship Jon Rahm smashes 426-yard drive at WGC-Dell Match Play Championship
- March 27, 2017

The 22-year-old subsequently hammered Garcia 6&4, reaching the Round of 16 at WGC-Match Play. The 22-year-old, who was the world's top ranked amateur while studying at Arizona State University, is now 25th in the world after winning his first PGA Tour title in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in January. (more...)
Trump travel ban upheld but previous block rulings remain Trump travel ban upheld but previous block rulings remain
- March 26, 2017

The legal issue before him, Trenga wrote, "is whether EO-2 falls within the bounds of the President's statutory authority or whether the President has exercised that authority in violation of constitutional restraints". "The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed", Watson wrote. Watson also went so far as to tell the federal lawyers who protested his ruling that "there is nothing unclear" about his ... (more...)
Casey: I'm Voting Against Gorsuch for Supreme Court Casey: I'm Voting Against Gorsuch for Supreme Court
- March 26, 2017

Schumer said Gorsuch failed to convince him he would be "an independent check on a president who has shown nearly no restraint from executive overreach" or that he would be a neutral justice "free from the biases of politics and ideology". Murray is a member of the Senate's Democratic leadership. Ten Democrats are up for reelection in states that Trump won, so Republican lobbying efforts have already been underway to push them not to filibuster. (more...)
State Attorney: No Death Penalty For Markeith Loyd, Future Cases
- March 18, 2017

After she refused, the governor signed an executive order , provided for in Florida law that says he can appoint a special prosecutor if, "for any good and sufficient reason, he determines the ends of justice would be best served". Zaldivar said that after Ayala's announcement on Thursday, he has no confidence in her. Advocates seeking to abolish the death penalty said Ayala sent a powerful message. (more...)
Zags get first win in NCAA tournament
- March 17, 2017

Karnowski , Jordan Matthews, Zach Collins and Johnathan Williams all score in double figures. This was only the fourth time this season Gonzaga has been held under 70 points and only the second time it shot worse than 40 percent (39.7). (more...)

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