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Corrine Brown Found Guilty On 18 Of 22 Charges

Brown, who served in the lower chamber from January 1993 - Jan. 2017, said she had made some mistakes, but maintained it was not intentional. The case against Brown, though, had less to do with what she did as a congresswoman than what she did while she was in office.

May Day Sparks Protests Across The Globe

At least one protest has turned violent: In Paris, protesters threw "gasoline bombs and other objects" at police, while officers threw tear gas at the crowd and clubbed some demonstrators with truncheons, Reuters reports . And they warn that as immigrant detention increases, so will the population of immigrant women who will be placed in unsafe facilities without adequate care.

Comey Asked for More Prosecutor Resources for Russia Probe

Mr. Trump said Thursday that he personally chose to fire Mr. Comey, a day after his original claim that he did so on the advice of the Department of Justice. "You can not stop the men and women of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from doing the right thing", he declared. McCabe said that Comey's firing will not hinder it.

Americans split along party lines on firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director

And at that time , he told me: "'You are not under investigation'". The White House had a Trump bodyguard deliver a copy of Trump's dismissal letter to the Justice Department and sent Comey an email as well, according to a senior administration official.

Obama-era drilling regulation preserved

Michael Bennet, in voting against the resolution . Three Republican senators - Maine's Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham of SC and John McCain of Arizona - joined forces with Democrats to block the efforts to overturn the rule . Oil and gas operations often burn off excess methane. Some other states have followed suit with similar limits. But the processing of natural gas, from extraction to production, transportation, storage and use accounts for the highest percentage of methane pollution .

Beta Theta Pi Penn State Hazing Death Leads to Charges

Piazza died after falling down the stairs at the fraternity house the night of February 2 during a bid acceptance party. Beta Theta Pi was also permanently banned from Penn State. He told investigators he was concerned Piazza could have a concussion and should go to a hospital. The video from cameras inside Beta Theta Pi , interviews with students and text messages allowed them to build a detailed timeline of what happened to Timothy Piazza - from his arrival for pledge acceptance ...

Trump calls Comey a 'showboat,' denies colluding with Russian Federation

He's a grandstander", the president said of Comey. But once he emerged, Spicer refused to be interviewed on camera, telling reporters to turn off the lights, and answering many questions with, "I don't know". Sen. Angus King (I-ME) pointed out a statement by the White House that the Russian Federation probe is one of the "smallest" investigations going on at the FBI.

Advocacy group praises Trump's executive order on offshore drilling

Opening Arctic waters could be devastating for wildlife and the ecology of the Arctic Ocean, as well as for coastal areas of Alaska, including the Arctic Refuge. But Zinke said that nothing is off the table, according to Bloomberg . The law that gives the president the authority to impose a drilling ban does not say whether the action can be undone by another president.

Why letter carriers want your non-perishable food items

For the past five years, Nathan Hightower has been the local drive coordinator. "They can drive in and drop off canned and dry goods", said Monk. Just leave non-perishable food donations in a bag by your mailbox on Saturday, May 13th and your letter carrier will do the rest.

8 members of Penn State frat due in court in pledge's death

In all, the fraternity and 18 of its members face charges related to Piazza's death. Eighteen members of the now-shuttered Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Penn State University face charges in connection with the February 4 death of sophomore Timothy Piazza of Lebanon, New Jersey.

United States Senate Narrowly Nixes Obama Methane Rule Repeal

It targeted methane, a potent greenhouse gas that accounted for about 10 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in 2015. "While we were hoping for a clean break through the (Congressional Review Act) process, we will just roll up our sleeves and continue to work to overturn this rule".

Lowell police searching for gunman after woman shot, killed

Police said Elliot killed the unidentified woman around 7:30 a.m. Thursday inside her Stevens Street apartment. The victim, a woman in her 40s, was treated at the shooting scene and taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

Sanders attributed the disconnect in the week's explanations to the fact that she had not directly asked Trump when he'd made the decision to fire Comey until shortly before Thursday's press briefing. The acting director of the FBI has denied White House claims that his predecessor had "lost the confidence of rank and file" bureau staff before being fired.

Thousands demonstrate against new French president Macron

Macron's "Republique en Marche" (Republic on the Move) movement, which has been keeping its distance from the political old guard, reacted warily to the announcement. Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech in front of the Louvre Museum in Paris , France, on May 7, 2017. Macron fared slightly worse among "occasionally practising Catholics", however, with only 54 per cent backing him compared to 46 per cent voting Le Pen.

Trump signs cyber security executive order - senior official

The executive order signed by Trump not only intends to the usa government's cyber security, but it also seeks to protect critical infrastructure, such as the energy grid and financial sector, from cyber attacks. But the president ultimately blew that deadline, a misstep that generated enormous criticism given that Trump had discussed hacking so much on the campaign trail - usually in the context of blasting China, the Obama administration or Hillary Clinton, whose emails had been ...

Tillerson: Trump will not rush US climate policy review

U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson hands the ceremonial gavel of the Arctic Council to Finland's Foreign Affairs Minister Timo Soini at Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska , as the rotating chairmanship of the council passes from the U.S.to Finland.

Trump creates panel to investigate voter fraud

The commission will look at allegations of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration in states and across the nation. "The commission will also include individuals with knowledge and experience in election management and voter integrity", White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders said on Thursday at the White House daily press briefing.

Fighter pilot from aircraft carrier Carl Vinson ejects safely at sea

The propaganda statement also described sanctions as "pressure from the hostile forces beyond anyone's imagination" that paves the way for "the nuclear weapons of the United States and a pre-emptive strike" against North Korea. "However, it's different (for a) political leader", Yang Moo-jin, of the University of North Korean Studies, told CNN . "How does the United States expect South Koreans to trust the USA when its leader bluffs and exaggerates?" Russian Federation and China, two ...

Bill O'Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday

But his listeners have a right to know exactly what happened, and "we are working in that direction", O'Reilly said. Carlson was shifted into the 8 p.m. O'Reilly said. "I don't want the media to take what I say and misconstrue it". His show Tucker Carlson Tonight drew in a total of 3.2 million viewers, easily doubling the ratings of competitors Anderson Cooper at CNN and Chris Hayes at MSNBC.

Women Have the Most to Lose Under Trump's New Healthcare Plan

Nonetheless, as House Republicans rush to vote on their bill, the American Health Care Act, they may reap an unintended effect that has barely been addressed and stands to amp up the political risks of the GOP repeal effort. Eager for a win after March's disastrous defeat, Republicans are trying to push this bill through even though the Congressional Budget Office has yet to review it, the American Medical Association and 10 other health organizations have come out against it, and the ...

Delta Airlines Breaks Silence After Kicking Family With Babies Off Flight

Delta apologized for kicking a southern California family with two young children off a flight after the customers already boarded. He said once they exited the plane, their seats were filled with four other customers who had purchased tickets, but had no seats.

NYPD closes investigation on judge who washed up along Hudson River

Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said the NYPD put a lot of manpower into tracking Judge Abdus-Salaam's final hours on April 11 and 12. An earlier autopsy was inconclusive. Investigators had been poring over surveillance footage to piece together her whereabouts prior to her going missing. She was in the same clothes - sweatshirt, sweatpants and white sneakers - as seen in the videos.

Americans say cost 'biggest' barrier to mental health care, survey finds

The Republican-sponsored plan covers pre-existing conditions, but not the way Obamacare does. Several people unsettled by the prospects expressed these concerns. It would essentially help states reimburse insurance providers for covering high-risk patients. "It also is critical to fund cost-sharing reductions during this time", he said.

Sharp Rise in Bets for Le Pen Victory in Second-Round: Oddschecker

In the 2012 presidential race, Socialist Francois Hollande travelled to a closure-threatened steel plant in eastern France's rust belt in a similar pursuit of blue-collar votes. But a day after the country's first-round vote, from which Macron and Le Pen emerged as finalists, Le Pen announced that she would step down from her party to focus on her campaign.

House Passes One-week Funding Measure to Avoid Shutdown

The Senate's top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, cautioned President Donald Trump from trying to interfere in Congress' investigations of Russian meddling into the United States election past year, saying it would be "possibly criminal", and encouraged investigators to follow the "money trail".

Investigators find Aaron Hernandez wrote 3 letters for daughter, fiancé

The stunning suicide of Aaron Hernandez led to another surprising turn - a fight over his brain. Alone in his cell, the ex-New England Patriots tight end scribbled three notes. Baez said Hernandez's family will also seek an independent autopsy, reports the Associated Press (AP). "As it relates on whether it is a suicide or not, we don't make that call until everything is done", he said.

First lady Melania Trump to move into White House

A group of House Democrats have urged in a letter on Friday that the security clearance to Jared Kushner, a top adviser to United States president Donald Trump, be suspended pending a federal investigation into various Trump administration members' possible contacts with Russian Federation that went undisclosed, reported The Hill .

In Iraq, Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, upbeat on Mosul

He also said that Kushner and Bossert will visit US troops in the field as well as attend meetings with senior USA advisers and Iraqi leaders . "It soon became clear, however, that unless Trump makes drastic changes and shows he's committed to being a president for all Americans, engagement is not an effective tool at this stage", Khera said.

Canadian policy being felt by Wisconsin's dairy industry

The dairy and agricultural groups noted in the letter that this issue highlights the importance of gaining prompt approval of Trump's nominees for secretary of agriculture and U.S. "It has become abundantly clear that Canada has been pursuing ways to impede US dairy exports through various policy and regulatory tools", the letter noted.

Civil Rights Act Now Grants LGBT Protections

The 8-3 ruling is the first by a federal appeals court to recognize the law as protecting workplace rights of LGBT employees. This is because a three-judge panel in Atlanta ruled the opposite three weeks ago. However, Judge Diane Sykes - who was on President Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees - said "sex" could not be stretched to mean "sexual orientation".

Dead After Rest Area Car Fire in Mansfield, Mass.

State Police and North Attleboro fire units responded to several 911 calls about the fire. The victim was pulled out by bystanders and pronounced dead at the scene, according to Massachusetts State Police.

As Nunes steps aside, Gowdy takes leadership role in Russian Federation probe

Despite the baselessness of the charges, I believe it is in the best interests of the House Intelligence Committee and the Congress for me to have Representative Mike Conaway, with assistance from Representatives Trey Gowdy and Tom Rooney, temporarily take charge of the Committee's Russian Federation investigation while the House Ethics Committee looks into this matter.

Man crashes into church bus killing 13 victims, says he was texting

The Real County Sheriff's Office on Friday released emergency calls from witnesses moments before the pickup truck crashed into the church bus . On Thursday, First Baptist New Braunfels set up a relief fund for the victims' family members.

Deadly church bus crash: What we know now

The development highlights the dangers of sending messages on smartphones while behind the wheel. DPS Sgt. Conrad Hein declined to comment Friday on the cause of the crash or if texting might have played a role. The Uvalde Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety did not return calls and email from The Washington Post. The church members were reportedly returning from a three-day retreat about 9 miles from where the crash occurred.

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to visit Fort Bragg School

Essentially, they are saying their work is faulty and they want to wipe the slate clean for some schools, but not all. Their agenda is being promoted both on the national level - our new secretary of education is a big supporter of charter schools - and now here in Nebraska and in the legislatures of other states.