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College board names preferred candidate for JSU president

Bynum graduated from Davidson College, where he was a student-athlete. A native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Dr. Bynum was named the seventh president of Mississippi Valley State University in 2013. Former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige is interim president, but wasn't eligible for the permanent post. Dr. Bynum is IHL's preferred candidate.

Reaction pours in after fatal explosion at Ariana Grande concert in England

Grande's publicist, Joseph Carozza, confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that the performer was safe. Eyewitness Karen Ford told the BBC, "The lights had come up everyone was just getting out and walking towards the stairs, when all of a sudden this huge sound, which sounded like an explosion went off".

Chinese military jets intercept U.S. aircraft

Hodge maintained that the US plane was operating in accordance with worldwide law. It has recently been deployed near the Korean Peninsula over tensions with North Korea . Officials told the USA news network that the matter is being addressed with Beijing via "appropriate diplomatic channels". A pair of Chinese SU-30 fighter jets, like those pictured right, intercepted a U.S.

Georgia teenager fatally struck by tree on camping trip

She was later life-flighted to a hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee and was placed on life support with head and spine trauma, according to the Marietta Daily Journal , but eventually succumbed to her injuries. "She laughed easily; she made friends easily". Dalgleish had been celebrating a friend's 16 birthday at the state park in Bartow County when she was hit by the fallen tree.

5 jurors picked for Cosby trial, 2 know a sex assault victim

The case has drawn massive media coverage, leading O'Neill to agree to select jurors in Pittsburgh , rather than Montgomery County, where Cosby will be tried starting on June 5. Cosby admitted that he had a sexual encounter with Constand, but maintained that she had mischaracterized it. "That's really the question", said Laurie Levenson, a Loyola Law School professor.

Trump's Middle East Reset

Trump's speech , preceded by a traditional reading of the Holy Quran, held Iran responsible for global extremism and highlighted United States and Saudi commitment to economic development, inter-faith peace and the fight against terrorism .

Trump says former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey is a 'nut job'

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates had also warned the White House that Mr Flynn was potentially vulnerable to Russian extortion almost three weeks before he stepped down. And The New York Times reported the president had told Russian diplomats last week his firing of "nut job" James Comey had relieved "great pressure " on him.

Possible to pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week, says Trump

Trump's visible anger and erratic tweets prompted a reporter to ask Spicer on Friday if the president was "out of control". Clapper said America's founding fathers had created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now "under assault and is eroding".

Trump's budget: Cuts to Medicaid, food stamps

It includes a wave of cuts to benefit programs such as Medicaid , federal employee pensions, welfare benefits and farm subsidies. The cuts are expected to total $1.7 trillion over 10 years . A full budget submission by the administration to Congress is months overdue and follows the release two months ago of an outline for the discretionary portion of the budget, covering defense, education, foreign aid, housing and environmental programs, among others.

Concert blast being treated as terrorism

We saw young girls with blood on them, everyone was screaming and people were running. "Everyone was screaming and running", Robert Tempkin , 22, told The Times. Witnesses said they heard two loud bangs inside the arena coming from the area of the bars. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security was monitoring the situation in Manchester closely but said it had no information to indicate a specific credible threat involving music venues in the United States.

Read Rosenstein's full opening statement on Comey to Congress

The White House document read to the Times was based on notes taken within the Oval Office during the meeting, and was circulated as an official account of it. Trump told NBC two days after firing Comey , however, that he meant to do it "regardless" of Rosenstein's recommendation. Rosenstein's reticence is frustrating many Democrats, even as they praised his decision to appoint former FBI Director Bob Mueller to serve as a special counsel on the Russia-Trump investigation.

White House uses 'Jerusalem, Israel' in live feed of Trump visit

In the hours before Trump's arrival, many wondered if that dream was turning into a nightmare. Netanyahu prevailed, but it was a battle he should not have had to fight. But he did not mention what has always been the goal of US diplomacy in the region - a two-state solution to the conflict: Israel and a Palestinian state.

Spicer: Kushner 'Not Involved' in Family's Chinese EB-5 Visa Pitch

Kushner Companies is working to attract $150 million in financing for a housing development in New Jersey through the EB-5 government program, that awards foreign investors a Green Card in exchange for investments of at least $500,000 in American development projects that create a minimum of 10 American jobs.

Trump impeachment the next possibility?

However, a White House official denied the report saying "it's not true" that the lawyers are researching impeachment procedures. Only three United States presidents have ever faced impeachment or imminent threats of impeachment. CNN reported on Friday that White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures. The possible reasons for a Trump impeachment have been pontificated on since he stepped into the presidency.

Trump's FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation: aides

McMaster said in an interview on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos". Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a member of the intelligence committee, said she also plans to press Comey regarding what was discussed with Trump about Flynn and whether he was asked by Trump to alter the FBI investigation.

Pedestrian killed in crash in Aurora, Orchard Road closed

According to preliminary information, it is believed the victim exited from a friend's black Chevy Equinox traveling along Orchard Road; the reason for her abrupt exit is still under investigation, the report stated. Toxicology samples were sent to a laboratory. Police say Benavides was run over by the driver of a Subaru, a 26 year-old Oswego resident, who was headed south on Orchard Rd.

Man Charged With Arson After Chicago Hospital Fire

A 20-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood at 11:27 a.m. when a single shooter walked up and fired several rounds, according to Chicago Police. The shooting might have stemmed from a domestic issue. About 10:50 a.m. on the South Side, a drive-by shooting in the West Woodlawn neighborhood sent a teen to a local hospital, officials said.

White House Seeks Delay in Suit Over Health Law Subsidies

Some of the hardest hit states would be Republican-leaning ones that didn't expand Medicaid under the law, because they have more low-income people enrolled in Obamacare plans, Kaiser found. Though the delay may be welcome politically, insurers were quick to decry the delay as bad policy. Many states would allow health insurance companies to exit the Obamacare markets this year, leaving their policyholders with no coverage.

Russian FM mocks US media over intelligence-sharing reports

Moscow values the fact that Cyprus tends to avoid EU-imposed anti-Russian sentiments, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday. Lavrov is on a visit to Cyprus on May 18-20, where he is set to meet with –°yprus' President Nicos Anastasiades apart from Kasoulides.

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case with teen

Anthony Weiner, a former US congressman from NY, listens to fellow candidates speak at a 2013 debate in NY. "In late January 2016, I was contacted by and began exchanging online messages with a stranger who said that she was a high school student and who I understood to be 15 years old".

Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment at Russia hearing

Richard Burr of North Carolina, and ranking Democrat, Sen. "We have to find out whether we have the ability to either hold Gen. Flynn in contempt , or whether it's just Fifth Amendment", Warner told CNN. Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, was sacked from his position as Trump's national security adviser in February.

White Men, 2 Women Picked For Bill Cosby Jury

A crucial phase of entertainer Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather. Bill Cosby leaves after attending jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Man, 80, Fatally Shot Neighbor After Property Dispute, Police Say

He is being held without bond at a local jail. Police did not immediately release his name because he has family members in other states and countries who had not been contacted as of last night. The two had disagreed for several years about the boundary between their properties, Carey said. The victim, Louis Hubert Guy Prud'Homme, was found lying in the driveway of his home in the 7200 block of Young Lane after succumbing to a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Cosby arrives at courthouse for jury selection

Late in the day, prosecutors struck a black woman from the jury pool after she was questioned individually. Under the law, jurors can have some knowledge of the case , as long as they can base their verdict exclusively on the evidence at trial, said Douglas Sughrue, a Pittsburgh defence attorney.

White House denies lawyers researching impeachment procedures

In a statement explaining his vote in 1999, Santorum said he believed prosecutors proved that Clinton was "guilty as charged" and that "the goal of this ordeal was never to punish the President, but to protect the republic". The broader inquiry evolved dramatically in the past 10 days after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. If charges are brought against the president, the House has to vote on the charges in order to begin the impeachment process.

Ohio gas prices rise, now even with national average

That's 2 cents more than a week ago but above the average of $2.28 reported at this time past year. AAA puts the USA average price about two cents higher. Analysts expect prices to begin chugging in the opposite direction this week as the Memorial Day travel weekend draws near. And later this week, OPEC officials are meeting in Vienna to discuss whether to extend or change their agreement to cut crude output.

Trump's first budget calls for deep cuts to Medicaid

Details of the budget circulating in Washington on Monday drew outrage from Democrats and a mix of anxiety and praise from Republicans, illustrating the political minefield that policymakers face as they debate whether to turn the proposals into law.

Police say suspect who shot officer killed himself

The officer attempted to get him to drop the gun, but Thompson fired one round, striking the officer's holster and grazing his leg. The suspect raised his hand, revealing a firearm, and gunshots were exchanged between the man and the officer.

Trump told Russian officials that Comey was 'a real nut job'

Mr Trump told Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting that firing Mr Comey eased pressure caused by an investigation into the Kremlin's influence in the 2016 campaign, The New York Times reported . But the president undercut that argument a day later, telling NBC News, "When I chose to just do it, I said to myself - I said, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story".

Trump expects 'fast decision' on Federal Bureau of Investigation director replacement

Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning. Trump had been losing confidence in Comey for months and had been considering firing him since election day, she said. He's viewed even senior advisers suspiciously, including Bannon and Priebus, when stories about internal White House drama land in the press. The person was not authorized to discuss the memo by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Rouhani Congratulates Macron, Says Iran Eager for Closer France Ties

Centrist candidate Macron decisively won the French presidential election yesterday, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Manuel Valls, the former French prime minister, said Tuesday he wants to turn his back on the Socialists and run under President-elect Emmanuel Macron's new political movement.

Louisiana utility regulator to head offshore drilling agency

A man who was once in the running to be governor of Louisiana is now being tapped by the Trump administration to head the US Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. At the time, he was working as a petroleum landman, an agent who secures leases, for Angelle and Donohue, and as vice president for Huval Companies of Lafayette, an insurance brokerage firm.

Trump Told Russians About Firing 'Nut Job' Comey

Former FBI Director James Comey will testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee, committee leaders announced Friday. As late as March Wittes says, " Trump was still trying to get [Comey] on board". Why Rosenstein felt compelled to write the memo remains unknown. Capitol Hill hasn't come to any consensus about whether to give Rosenstein the benefit of the doubt.

White House Announces US Embassy Will Not Move to Jerusalem - For Now

The United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel , and will move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem at the earliest practicable date. The maps directly conflict with declarations by President Trump affirming his belief that Israel has sovereignty over these areas. This is unlikely while Benjamin Netanyahu remains prime minister of Israel .

Nearly 740000 foreigners overstayed US visas last year

DHS said Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has stepped up its efforts to keep tabs on temporary visitors to the US if they overstay their visas. The Department of Homeland Security accounted for the departures or change in legal status of almost 50 million individuals from around the world who were supposed to leave between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016; but by early this year, the agency determined 544,676 people (1.07 percent) didn't leave when their visas expired, didn't ...