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Will The Removal Of Confederate Statues Be New Orleans Mayor's Legacy?

When the rest of the monument is brought down, it will be the fourth such historical marker removed since late April.The monuments sat at the entrance to the city's largest park, on a vaunted greenway, in a major traffic circle in one of this city's squares.The statue slated to come down next is the Robert E.

Comey to testify publicly in Congress

The president's move came days after Comey testified in Capitol Hill about the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling into the USA elections and a possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. The ex-FBI chief has not spoken publicly since his surprise firing last week. Among Trump's senior White House advisers are several former campaign officials, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Kellyanne Conway.

Trump looks to move quickly on appointing new Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

Comey's ouster Tuesday, while his FBI led an investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, raises the potential that a man long defined by his independent streak, willingness to buck protocol and even a flair for the dramatic could resurface to publicly rebut White House efforts to smear his reputation.

Police shoot suspect who attempted to strike officers with auto

O'Toole said two officers spotted a vehicle wanted for felony fleeing at the Hardee's restaurant in the 4200 block of South Broadway. The suspect was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, according to police. O'Toole said police are still working to positively identify the suspect, but did say they are looking for a white male. Per department policy, the officer was placed on administrative leave.

Teen charged in death says 19-year-old shot Mississippi boy

In Mississippi , 17-year-olds accused of capital murder are tried as adults. All three suspects are being held at the Madison County jail without bond, awaiting their Monday morning court appearances. "There is nothing out there worth taking a 6-year-old's life", the boy's uncle said. "His mother has to deal with this". The three were arrested after authorities said the mother's vehicle was stolen before dawn Thursday from a supermarket parking lot in Jackson .

Packed field of Utah candidates vie for Chaffetz seat in Utah

Jason Chaffetz while Utah's governor and legislators are tussling over whether the state needs to pass emergency laws for a special election. Former Chaffetz campaign manager State Sen. "I want to correct the narrative", said Herbert, "that the legislature has not had a say". The governor made it clear that ultimately the voters in CD3 would be the deciders.

Three people still critical after Times Square vehicle incident

Police said the woman's 13-year-old sister was among the injured. Eighteen-year-old tourist Alyssa Elsman, of Portage, Michigan, was killed in the crash. He hit pedestrians at a high speed for three blocks until the vehicle collided with a metal obstruction. She bolted across the street. "He didn't stop", said Asa Lowe, of Brooklyn, who was standing outside a store when he heard screaming as people scattered.

Did not discuss Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's firing with Donald Trump: Russia

Mark Warner (D-VA), the panel's co-chair, announced that Comey will testify in a hearing scheduled sometime after Memorial Day. The New York Times has reported that Trump told Lavrov and Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak at a White House meeting last week that firing Comey relieved "great pressure" the president faced from a law-enforcement probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Chelsea Manning released after seven years from military prison

Army regulations require that with any book or other publishable writings by Manning involving military matters, national security issues or subjects of significant concern to the Defense Department, Manning first must "consult with" a military public affairs office.

President Trump Describes His First Day in Saudi Arabia as "Tremendous"

A White House official said the arms deal package demonstrates "the United States' commitment to our partnership with Saudi Arabia and our Gulf partners, while also expanding opportunities for American companies in the region, and supporting tens of thousands of new jobs in the USA defense industrial base".

Saudi Arabia king awards Trump with country's high civilian honor

The pomp and circumstance of the two-day Saudi visit also gives Trump - who sold himself to voters as an inveterate deal maker - a victory to merchandise overseas, just as his political pressures have intensified at home. The draft also notably did not contain the words "radical Islamic terror", a phrase Trump repeatedly criticized his 2016 president rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, for not using during last year's campaign.

Comey to testify publicly before intelligence panel

In a statement provided to the Times , Spicer explained that Trump had criticized Comey for overly "politicizing" the investigation. "This is a thorough investigation of what happened in the 2016 election, and it can go anywhere", Representative Mark Walker told McClatchy DC .

Hahn's 64 gives him Nelson lead on a Day of birdie streaks

He quickly made up that stroke with a 15-foot birdie at No. 4 and was back to 12 under with a five-stroke lead. His split featured three from between 11 and 27 feet, posting 1.583 putts per GIR and 2.272 SG: Putting. The 47-year-old backed it up with longer birdie putts at the par-4 eighth and ninth holes. "There are some big names that are behind me so I wouldn't be surprised if someone jumps out going, four or five under in the first seven holes or so and to have to play catch-up".

Remember Clock Boy? Well, His Federal Lawsuit Just Got Tossed

When the lawsuit was first filed in 2016, the district hit back at the Mohamed family's allegations saying Ahmed deliberately disobeyed his teacher by activating the clock despite her warning. "Plaintiff fails to allege a policy, custom, or practice of the City that was the moving force of an alleged constitutional violation", Lindsay wrote .

Donald Trump's approval rating hits new low

Comey was sacked the day before President Trump met with Russian officials, where it was reported that he leaked classified information to those officials during the meeting. "He should reconsider his decision". Ranking member Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.) said in his own statement that he expects the former Director's testimony to "shed light on issues critical" to the Committee's ongoing investigation of possible ties between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's Presidential ...

Donald Trump slams Russian Federation 'witch hunt', denies Comey claims

McCaskill thinks Mueller will be given significant space to investigate alleged ties to Russian Federation or obstruction of justice on the part of Trump. In a statement Friday evening, the Republican chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said Comey has agreed to publicly testify in front of the panel about his role in the Russian Federation investigation.

LA airport police says man was looking for food

The 28-year-old man was on board a flight that departed from Los Angeles International Airport at 8:43 a.m. PST (GMT -7). He was given a date to appear in court and released for his flight to Honolulu. Federal agents met an American Airlines plane from Los Angeles when it landed in Honolulu on Friday and detained a man who had tried to get into the cockpit during the flight but was subdued by a crew member and another passenger, officials said .

Donald Trump 'belongs in an institution — Federal Bureau of Investigation director's father

He then told the pair, "I'm not under investigation". The reports top off a chaotic couple of weeks in Washington . The senior official now under scrutiny is said to be someone close to the president, the newspaper said, attributing its report to "people familiar with the matter".

One killed, 25 injured as tornado hits Midwest US

He described the scene as "total devastation" and they are still in a search pattern. Chetek Mayor Jeff Martin told KSTP-TV that numerous emergency vehicles went to the trailer park. CBS Oklahoma City affiliate KWTV reports the person who was killed was in a vehicle. He said he'll add one new feature to his redone home: a storm shelter, or safe room.

Trump kicks off 5-nation tour with Saudi Arabia visit

But late in the day, he said deals the US government and private sector reached would lead to "tremendous investments" in the United States. "Hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs!" Mr Trump waved from the doorway after Air Force One touched down and before descending the staircase with first lady Melania Trump.

Menomonie man hospitalized after I-94 crash with semi

Croix County. WisDOT said traffic was backed up on Interstate 94 westbound near Hudson when a semi approaching the backup could not stop in time. Investigators say Douglas Tronrud, 37, is in the hospital with injuries that are considered life-threatening.

Argentinian Company Accuses LaVar Ball Of Stealing "Big Baller Brand" Name

Atención‼️ Lavar Ball es un ladrón! Thursday night a Buenos Aires-based company called Baller Brand took to Instagram, posted an image of the Ball family sporting their Big Baller Brand apparel and proceeded to blast them for outright stealing from them.

Trump told Russians firing 'nut job' Comey eased pressure

The report did not name the adviser. President Trump's comments were in contrast to his measured statement shortly after Mr Mueller's appointment, in which he said "a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity".

LSU Brings Out The Brooms Against Mississippi State

This game not only ended State's chances at a SEC West title, but likely ended their hopes at hosting a regional as well. MSU will try to avoid being swept today at 3:30 p.m.in the regular season finale on ESPNU. After a sacrifice bunt moved the runner to third, Papierski hit an RBI single up the middle to give LSU a lead that they never relinquished. Ryan Gridley connected on a two-run double to cut the LSU lead in half.

Effort to block Confederate statue's removal goes to court

Hergert was one of about 50 people who gathered along Jeff Davis Parkway early Thursday after rumors of the monument's removal spread. A crew could be seen atop a crane, wrapping the statue in bubble wrap. USA leaders rank notorious for implementation of bad ideas whether the subject matter involves putting people in chains, mass incarceration, welfare, establishing Jim Crow laws, denying civil rights, limiting voting rights (breath), segregation, separate water fountains, separate schools, ...

New Orleans Prepares To Take Down Statue Of Gen. Robert E. Lee

On Friday, the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee became the last of New Orleans's four contested monuments to go, an end to more than 130 years of publicly honoring a man who embodied Southern pride and racial oppression. The opponents need to see the monuments for what they are: a fictional, sanitized view of American history, the mayor said. "The Confederacy lost and we're better for it", he said.

Tornado damage reported in western Oklahoma

Many of his neighbors in the trailer park weren't so fortunate. "We'll have organizations taking volunteers to homes to help homeowners gather their belongings and sort through debris before any future storm may come", said Porter. The Iowa State Patrol said the strong winds knocked over some semitrailers on Interstate 29, which runs north-south along the Missouri River. Other tornadoes in western Oklahoma and the eastern Texas Panhandle have downed power lines and utility poles, but there ...

Cloud Computing announced as the winner of the 142nd Preakness

It helped that Trevor Baptiste won 18 straight faceoffs and added a late goal as well. Denver spread its offense around, with Ethan Walker providing three goals and three assists while Tyler Pace scored three goals. The top faceoff man in the country was 21-of-22 in the circle Saturday as the Pioneers edged Notre Dame 21-to-2 on faceoffs won for the game. Time in between Notre Dame's first and second goals of the day.

Trump, White House officials bounce along to Saudi sword dance

The Boston-headquartered firm said the agreements were inked in the presence of King Salman and Trump, who has chosen Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip since taking office in January. Like past U.S. first ladies visiting Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump's hair was not covered in the local custom, and she shook Salman's hand upon arriving in the kingdom.

Here's Why Democrats Are Not Storming The Gates, Demanding Impeachment

Online betting markets are increasingly seeing action on bets predicting US President Donald Trump's impeachment in the wake of controversies surrounding the dismissal of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . remained strong. More significant than any Democrat's call for impeachment, though, would be a Republican joining their ranks. Second, removal from office requires a vote of two-thirds of the Senate, and Republicans - who still publicly back Trump, although some have ...

Charity for All? Not in Today's Debates Over Civil War Memorials

Lee is and why he stands atop of our lovely city", Landrieu said in the speech. Three other Confederacy-related statues were removed at night. The removal of the statue comes after the city ha. It's an image of Lee standing tall in uniform, with his arms crossed defiantly, looking toward the northern horizon from atop a roughly 60-foot-tall column.

Developing: Hanford tunnel breached

The building, which is the length of three football fields, has been vacant for more than two decades but remains highly contaminated, according to the website. The collapse was found by workers as part of a routine inspection. "Upon further investigation, a hole was discovered in that tunnel", he said. Most employees were sent home last night but crews are monitoring the entire area for radioactive contamination.

Congressman calls for impeachment on floor of Congress

His handling of the controversy could serve as canary in the coalmine for vulnerable Republicans more generally as they try to navigate the troubled political waters around Trump. CNN confirmed the details of that memo. "Reluctantly, Wolf, I have to say yes, simply because obstruction of justice is such a serious offense", King told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday.

Dem Rep. Green calls for Trump impeachment on House floor

This call may be politically unrealistic; and it wouldn't advance my progressive agenda. Nor is House Speaker Paul Ryan. House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on Tuesday night also said he would be ready to issue a subpoena for the alleged memo that Comey reportedly wrote, noting President Trump's request to close the Russian Federation probe.

S. Korea's Moon: 'High Possibility' of Clashes with North

Kim started the press conference praising the North's successful ballistic missile launch last weekend, which experts said demonstrated a significant technological jump - with the rocket flying higher and for a longer period of time . China has strongly opposed Thaad, saying it can spy into its territory, and South Korean companies have been hit in China by a nationalist backlash over the deployment.