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Trump's budget director defends spending cuts, growth projection

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is defending the Trump administration's proposal to cut $191 billion from food stamps over the next 10 years. Mnuchin says the president's objective is to simplify the tax code and to pass a middle-income tax cut.

County Attorney Will Eye Gianforte Assault Case

Gianforte told him to talk to his press guy, Shane Scanlon. The Gianfortes of the world-perhaps once constrained by basic measures of decency like not assaulting people-have now graduated into an environment where they can really let it all hang out.

Texas lawmakers finalize deal on $217B spending bill

Standing behind Abbott, from left, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, Rep. Gary VanDeaver, Sen. Teachers would also get training on how to properly handle personal boundaries and relationships with students. Texas lawmakers say they've finalized a $217 billion state budget deal with only a few days left to deliver the spending bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott .

The Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed two of Michael Flynn's businesses

Mr Bortnikov twice denied Russia had interfered with the election but said he would carry Mr Brennan's message to Russian President Vladimir Putin. CNN first reported the omission. However, the report does not confirm that Russian officials definitely contacted and influenced either Manafort or Flynn. Flynn invoked his Fifth Amendment rights on Monday, in response to the committee's subpoena for documents related to his communications with Russian operatives between 2015 and ...

It's clear Russian Federation interfered with USA election — Ex-CIA chief

Trump in recent days has adamantly denied any claim of "collusion" with Russian Federation, particularly in the wake of a special counsel being named to oversee the federal Russian Federation probe. "I said if Russian Federation pursued this course it would destroy" improved relations between the two countries. Former President Barack Obama's Central Intelligence Agency chief John Brennan said he was the first official to notify the US government of Moscow's alleged attempts to ...

Trump budget chief: Medicaid cuts won't affect anyone now on program

Trump's plan, drawn up by White House budget director Mick Mulvaney , lands as Trump's GOP allies in Congress are grappling with repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's health care law and looking ahead to a hard rewrite of the loophole-clogged USA tax code.

Trump Budget Slashes Money For Clean Air And Water Programs

While EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Trump claim they want to get EPA "back to basics" by keeping the critical Superfund and Brownfield programs, this budget goes in the opposite direction by making enormous and completely counterproductive cuts to both of those programs, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Cuomo calls on Trump for federal help with Penn Station

Christie then started withholding monthly rental payments to Amtrak by NJ Transit and directed the state attorney general, Christopher Porrino, to explore legal options to recoup past payments. "The intolerable state of disrepair in Penn Station and its ripple effect of delays and dysfunction throughout the subway system have reached a breaking point", he said in a statement.

GOP lawmakers say little about Montana candidate

The incident has drawn extra attention to the race to replace Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, considered a bellwether, in its final hours. Democratic candidate Rob Quist chose to defer most of the questions and comments about Gianforte to Gallatin County law enforcement, saying "it's not for me to judge".

Salman Abedi: Manchester bomber's Libya links

The bombing, which took place at the Manchester Arena indoor venue just after the end of a concert by US pop singer Ariana Grande , was the deadliest in Britain since July 2005, when 52 people were killed in attacks on London's transport network.

Armed man arrested at Phoenix Comicon after struggling with police

Police arrest an armed man at Phoenix Comicon on May 24, 2017. If you buy a prop at the convention, police will require you keep it sealed while you're inside the venue. Please stay safe out there at the various events you may be attending this weekend. Those vendors selling weapons inside Phoenix Comicon will still be able to do so, however, all weaponry must be sealed.

Senate Confirms Kentucky Judge to 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Judge Thapar's confirmation was backed uniformly by Republicans, who praised his tenure as a district judge in Kentucky's Eastern District over the past nine years. "Judge Thapar has been recognised for his work on the bench, and the most recent edition of the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary quoted attorneys who agreed that Thapar has excellent legal ability", he added.

Gunman said neo-Nazi roommates were planning terror

Arthurs confessed he shared neo-Nazi beliefs with his roommates until he converted to Islam and then killed them because they "disrespect his Muslim faith". The fourth roommate, Russell, was standing outside the apartment crying and wearing "full U.S. Army camouflage". "He was an odd character", she said in a telephone interview, describing the time she met Arthurs when he visited her brother in MA before Jeremy moved to Florida.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block On President Trump's Travel Ban

A man holds up a sign of solidarity with Muslim refugees in a protest outside the White House on January 29, 2017, against President Trump's travel ban. But Gregory said Trump's order can't be separated from the narrative linking it to the animus that inspired it. We are very pleased that the 4th U.S.

Census showing Toledo steadily losing residents

Unsurprisingly, the state's biggest cities added the most people in the past year. Here in New Orleans, growth was almost flat during that period, edging up from 389,738 people in 2015 to 391,495 in 2016, a less than 1 percent increase. "If the population has declined three years in a row, and the level has gotten higher each of those years-that's a moment to stop and ask, 'What's going on here?'" said Alden Loury, the Metropolitan Planning Council's director of research and evaluation.

Cosby says he doesn't expect to testify at sex assault trial

The siblings released previously recorded statements to the radio show. In addition, Cosby suggested he may want to return to performing depending on the outcome of the trial and how that impacts public opinion. Smerconish asked, "Are you telling me they're all lying?" "Could be", Cosby replied. Cosby said there are "certain things that (he) can look at", and he considers a lot of it to be " nefarious ", and " nefarious " happens to be his favorite word! So if it's in terms of ...

Florida GOP consultant admits he worked with Guccifer 2.0, analyzing hacked data

For months, both Congress and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been scrutinizing evidence that associates of Trump may have colluded with Russian Federation during the campaign. "If your interests align, never shut any doors in politics", he said. The Journal also reviewed copies of exchanges between the hacker and Mr. Nevins.

Three Killed Eight Injured in Grant County Crash

The collision caused the van to go off the road and roll several times before coming to a stop upside-down, according to the sheriff's office. Authorities asked that drivers avoid the intersection and take alternative routes, as the intersection will be closed for most of Thursday.

Manchester bomber's father insists son is innocent

The father and younger brother of the suspect in the Manchester concert bombing have been detained in Libya, where anti-terror authorities said the brother confessed to knowing "all the details" of the deadly plot. "We go to mosques". Britain's terror threat level has been raised to its highest possible level in response to the bombing, an explosion that killed 22 people and injured 59 others.

GOP senators want USA to pull out of Paris climate accord

Senate President Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican, attended the evening tax negotiation at the Capitol but declined to disclose whether she would vote for Senate Bill 30 if passed by the House. He said the focus of previous tax proposals was to gain enough support to override a veto by Gov. Sam Brownback, but the new offer was modeled to gain majority support in the House and Senate, as well as the governor's signature.

Abbott signs improper teacher-student relationships law

Authored by Sen. Paul Bettencourt and passed by the 85th Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 7 requires principals to notify their superintendents if a teacher is terminated or resigns following allegations of serious misconduct. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick , who presides over the Senate, said last week that he wants a special session called if the House could not pass bills that have cleared the Senate to provide property tax relief and limit transgender people from using bathrooms that conform to ...

Ariana Grande suspends rest of tour following bombing

Libya has arrested a brother and the father of the man suspected of carrying out the bombing in the British city of Manchester , a relative and security sources said Wednesday. "I spoke to him about five days ago. there was nothing wrong, everything was normal", Abedi said. If confirmed as a terrorism incident, it would be the deadliest attack in Britain by militants since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London's transport system in July 2005.

Republican candidate charged with assault for 'body-slamming' Guardian reporter

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office said in a statement it "is now investigating allegations of an assault involving Greg Gianforte ". "We are also sick and exhausted - of Gianforte's incessant attacks on the free press", said the Independent Record, while the Missoulian noted that as the eyewitness report came from right-wing Fox News , the incident could not be construed as liberal "fake news".

Actress Dina Merrill dies

More recently, she was part of Robert Altman's ensemble cast for the Hollywood satire "The Player " and in television programs such as " Murder, She Wrote " and " The Nanny ". She was 93 years old. She married Hartley, an investment banker and former actor, in 1989. The following decade, their company Pavilion Communications acquired a majority interest in the legendary RKO Pictures and went on to co-produce films including " Mighty Joe Young " (1998) and "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" (2009).

Nurses taken hostage in Chicago-area hospital standoff sue

After his gun was taken, the officer ran down the hallway into another room and made no effort to help, Sean Murray, a lawyer representing the two nurses, told reporters this week. Salters at the hospital". The nurses' lawyers said they never should have been harmed, because Salters should have remained shackled and guarded at all times while at the hospital.

Boston masseuse accused of raping customer at Logan Airport

Calls seeking comment from the Massachusetts Port Authority and Be Relax Studio Massage's corporate offices in East Boston were not immediately returned on Thursday. Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. She told family members about it when she arrived home, and they contacted state police.

Appeals Court Upholds Block on Revised Trump Travel Ban

The first ban, which caused chaos at US airports because travelers were en route and didn't receive notice about the ban, restricted the number of refugees that could enter the United States to 50,000 and barred the admittance of Syrian refugees outright.

Woman claims to be blind, robs teen waitress

Once in the rear of the restaurant near the ladies' room, the suspect pulled a knife and robbed the waitress of her tips and customer payments. At the time of the incident she was wearing black trousers and a black jacket, with a pink t-shirt underneath.

Florida adds South Alabama to 2020 home schedule

MI is undefeated in the series with postseason wins against the Gators in the 2003 Outback Bowl (38-30), 2008 Capital One Bowl (41-35) and 2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl (41-7). Two weeks later, the Seminoles have another 8 p.m. Expectations are it won't be easy. In addition, this will be the first time since 1979 that Florida will begin its season with a game outside the state of Florida.

Rex Tillerson expects North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to join anti-IS coalition

In Brussels , which bears the scars of a series of terrorist attacks previous year, Trump will take part in ceremonies inaugurating NATO's new facilities - a role that would have been hard to imagine when he was a candidate. The NATO and G7 summits were already slated to touch upon the global fight against terrorism, which has been a hot-button topic for Trump. An agreement is being sought that would first make clear that the alliance itself would not engage in combat, according to a ...

Montana U.S. House candidate accused of body slamming reporter

Gianforte asked Jacobs to lower a phone that was being used as an audio recorder, then tried to grab it, the campaign said in a statement. At an absolute maximum, Gianforte could have to pay $500 and spend up to six months in jail. [Other present Fox staff] Faith, Keith and I watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching the reporter. Jacobs was later taken to an ambulance, where he took a photo of his glasses, which he claims were broken during the fight.

Men's Track and Field Sends Five to NCAA East Prelims

In order to move on to the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, in two weeks, athletes will have to finish in the top 12 in their respective events at the West Preliminary. We have to stay focused and take care of business. "It's important that we take each day as it comes here and focus only on what we need to do to advance through the rounds each day to give ourselves the best chance to compete when we go to OR".

GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

Sheriff Brian Gootkin announced the charge on the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office website. It all went haywire when a reporter from The Guardian persisted after Gianforte delayed answering his question. "Usually when people say "the press is under assault" they are speaking metaphorically", quipped Jeet Heer, a senior editor at The New Republic . Quist and Gianforte are vying for the House seat vacated when Trump named Ryan Zinke as US interior secretary.

House candidate accused of 'body-slammed' reporter

After multiple interviews with witnesses Wednesday night, the sheriff's office cited Gianforte for the misdemeanor. The nature of the injuries did not meet the statutory elements of felony assault. Alexis Levinson, a reporter for Buzzfeed News, told MSNBC that she had given a statement to the sheriff's office. "All of a sudden I heard a giant crash and saw Ben's feet fly in the air as he hit the floor", she tweeted.

Police Chase Ends With Suspect Dead, Children Rescued and RV in Flames

Authorities said the woman jumped out of the RV, which was traveling almost 90 miles per hour, when she saw the police auto. A police officer in the city of Caddo Mills observed the speeding RV at approximately 3 a.m., according to NBC 5 .