Speeding Amtrak driver charged in 2015 crash that killed 8

CNN's calls to Bostian were not returned. Pennsylvania's top prosecutor Friday charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a "catastrophe" in the deadly 2015 derailment that came when he accelerated to 106 miles per hour on a 50 miles per hour curve.

Quarterback Ben Bryant reopens recruitment

Unfortunately for 2018 QB Ben Bryant, a tweet about an offer he received from Georgia cost him his spot in Wisconsin's 2018 recruiting class. "I also wish the best for the players but most especially for the 2018 commits whom I now consider friends".

LSU regains commitment from Berwick receiver Kenan Jones

Recruiting: Jones was previously an LSU commitment in late January, but re-opened his recruitment about a month later. Jones, who holds offers from Kansas, Ole Miss, Louisville and Louisiana-Lafayette among other made a decision to give the Tigers his pledge once more Saturday night.

Donald Trump and James Coney

In a brief farewell letter to FBI staff, Mr Comey said: "I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all". Trump's dismissal of Comey raised suspicions it was an attempt to thwart the ongoing investigation. Outraged Democrats called for an independent investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia's election interference, and a handful of prominent Republican senators left open that possibility.

Ryan says Senate likely to change health bill

Many of our readers probably saw Jimmy Kimmel's heartfelt plea to keep health care coverage and protections for those with pre-existing conditions when he gave an honest rendition of the birth of his son, who was recently born with a heart defect.

#13-Cal Stops San Jose State, 4-0, In NCAA Women's Tennis

Cal took the doubles point in straight sets with Olivia Hauger/Karla Popovic downing Marine Dans/Gaelle Rey, 6-1, before Maegan Manasee/Maya Jansen defeated Sybille Gauvain/Marie Klocker, 6-2. (2) Nick Crystal (USC) vs. Josef Dodridge (UW) - 5-7, 3-3 susp. USC entered singles play swinging with positive momentum and a 1-0 point advantage.

Texas considers banning trans athletes after Mack Beggs wins state wrestling title

After final passage from the Senate the measure, SB 1018, must be approved by the Texas House of Representatives and signed by the governor before becoming law. Ken King , R-Hemphill, said SB 7 would protect students, given the increase in inappropriate teacher-student relationships across the state. Of course, this controversial bill comes months after one transgender wrestler made headlines for winning the state championship.

May Day Marchers Around The World Celebrate Workers, Immigrants

In France, however, a May Day march in Paris turned violent as police clashed with a small group of protesters who threw Molotov cocktails at officers. May Day rallies are being held nationwide to oppose President Donald Trump's immigration policies. But this year, authorities are anxious about a different kind of violence - "crowd-on-crowd conflict", as Seattle Police Capt.

Trump says he could name FBI head by next week

Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. After Trump tweeted in March that President Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap on his phones in Trump Tower, three ex-employees told The Associated Press that as a businessman, Trump not only anxious about possible listening devices in his phones and office but had also occasionally taped his own phone conversations.

Police investigate killing of OH police chief, 2 others

Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp says Disario was killed while responding to reports of a man with a gun. Officials say 43-year-old Thomas Hartless killed Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric Disario and two female employees at Pine Kirk Care Center Friday.

Clapper: Trump is Assaulting American Institutions, Checks and Balances ‘Is Eroding’

Comey's sudden termination was "a great shock" and "very disturbing" to fellow Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel, Clapper said on CNN. And I feel as though that's under assault. "I think as far as his stature as a leader and his integrity, people are very upset about the way he was treated". Clapper also walked back comments that he had seen no evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign.

Suspect arrested in New York City attack on German tourist

Robinson has been arrested three times since December 2006, reported DNAInfo New York . Police say no sex assault occurred during the other two robberies. The victim gave him $40 and the suspect fled the scene. A suspect wanted for the attack on a German tourist last week in Harlem was arrested Thursday, officials said.

Trump budget chief defines good shutdown as 'one that fixes this town'

Withdraw from South Korea - seriously MORE. President Donald Trump's Twitter tirade suggesting he might force a government shutdown as a bargaining tool next September sent congressional Republicans scrambling for cover. "Right now I'm not anxious about the shutdown, I'm anxious about the deal that's in front of us". Earlier in the day , President Donald Trump had also lashed out at Democrats' budget spin and threatened to shut down the government during future negotiations.

Records show violent history for Kirkersville nursing home gunman Thomas Hartless

An Ohio coroner has reopened its investigation into an 8-year-old boy's suicide, and his school district is expected to release video showing a bully knocking him unconscious two days before he killed himself. He later said Medrano had a relationship with Hartless. "They provide them with a small environment that's less institutional than some facilities might be", he said.

Mom of Ohio Boy Who Killed Himself Vows He 'Will Be Heard'

No this will not go away. Gabriel's mother told local media that she was unaware that her son had been bullied at school until her attorney received a copy of an email that was penned by a homicide detective with the Cincinnati police in a file that describes how Gabriel was bullied in the hallway just outside of the boy's bathroom.

Trump warns Comey: Better hope there are no 'tapes' of talks

Trump argued on Twitter Friday that it's unreasonable to expect "perfect accuracy" from his White House press office because he's "a very active president with lots of things happening". John Conyers and Elijah Cummings, ranking Democrats on the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, in a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn. At a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, the acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe contradicted White House claims that Mr Comey had ...

Netanyahu Slashes $1 Million from UN Contribution over UNESCO Resolution

France, Spain, Slovenia and Estonia were among the 23 that abstained from voting, while the United States, Italy, Great Britain, Holland, Lithuania and Greece voted against it. The draft resolution is also expected to condemn the work of the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem and call for the deployment of global observes to the city.

United Kingdom or NBA? Diallo wants to make informed decision, not basketball history

But there's a catch with Diallo. Diallo enrolled at Kentucky at semester break and never played for the Wildcats. And Diallo's testing will make teams want to line up to get a ticket. Diallo nodded when asked if the overall description of his game as long on athleticism but short on basketball savvy was accurate. A potential starting five of Quade Green, Diallo, Knox, Gabriel/Washington/Vanderbilt, and Bamba would make UK's roster one of the best in the country.

White House irked after Kremlin airs Lavrov-Trump photos; cybersecurity concerns raised

But Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell dismissed calls for an independent prosecutor, while White House deputy spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "We don't think it's necessary". That makes twice in the span of 24 hours that the White House badly misjudged the optics of Comey and Russian Federation. Former FBI agents said such a statement by the director would be all but unthinkable.

Donald Trump Gives A Typically Bullshit Answer About Firing James Comey!

Leaks from inside the White House and Federal Bureau of Investigation - and public contradictions from the White House itself - have cast doubt on this narrative. Mr. Spicer said Friday that any problems of accuracy were due to Mr. Trump's "busy and robust schedule". "I think we ought to get to the bottom line here: President Trump is risky", Durbin told MSNBC, the cable news channel.

5 possible reasons Sean Spicer is getting fired

He said in an interview on Thursday with NBC News that Comey gave him this assurance during the White House dinner and in two phone conversations. Putin noted that the firing would not interfere with Russia-US relations. Fair enough. But he is only doing so to distract from the inescapable fact that the President has fired the director of the FBI while the FBI is carrying out an active criminal investigation into his inner circle.

Mom of boy who killed himself vows he 'will be heard'

The statement also reads that OH authorities did review the video and made the decision not to press charges. School officials said the detective's description mischaracterized the incident. "I witnessed behavior that in my belief is bullying and could even rise to the level of criminal assault, but due to the apparent age of the children involved, my current opinion is it could be better dealt with appropriately at the school level", he said in the email.

UVa announces football series with Liberty

While the Monarchs were going through their transition from FCS to FBS, they hosted Liberty at S.B. Ballard Stadium in the only other meeting between the schools in which ODU rallied for a 21-17 victory. To help accommodate a game between Liberty and Old Dominion in 2018, the first game in a series between the Cavaliers and the Monarchs has been moved from 2018 to 2019.

Texas Cop Who Shot and Killed Jordan Edwards Fired

A few hours after giving initial statements and reviewing body-cam footage, Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber said that while Edwards' brother was at first backing down the street, he was actually driving away from the chaotic scene when police fired into the vehicle.

Trump may pick new FBI director by next week

And that's what we want for the FBI", Trump said. The first person to be interviewed for the position was Alice Fisher, who served as assistant attorney general for the criminal division during the George W. Eight met Saturday with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, throughout the day. She faced resistance from Democrats during her confirmation over her alleged participation in discussions about detention policies at the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba.

Acting FBI director defends Comey, insists Russian Federation investigation unaffected by firing

HOLT: Did you ask for a recommendation? In a subsequent phone call, Trump said, "I actually asked him". HOLT: You had made the decision before they came in the room. In defending the decision, officials leaned heavily on a memo from Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, criticizing Comey's handling of the Clinton investigation.

Donald Trump's frustrations are boiling over after James Comey dismissal

These reasons contradicted the White House's assertions - and even the widely disseminated termination letter Trump sent Comey - that the dismissal was based on the recommendations of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who criticized Comey's handling of the email investigation into Hillary Clinton a year ago.

New Orleans school warns parents of Confederate statue removal

After almost two years of planning and court battles, City officials began the process today of removing the three remaining monuments that prominently celebrate the "Lost Cause of the Confederacy". The New Orleans monuments slated for removal were all erected between 1884 and 1915, a period when lynchings spiked and some of the most vicious Jim Crow laws were enacted.

The sun will come out tomorrow - just in time for Mother's Day

A warm, sunny day is expected to kick off Mother's Day weekend in the Denver area with a high Saturday near 84 degrees. Winds are expected to come from the south and to initially be light before increasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning.

4 injured after 6-vehicle crash in Aurora

The Naperville man's vehicle sideswiped Rush's auto, and his vehicle then collided head-on with with a vehicle driven by a 37 year-old woman from Romeoville. Rush was charged with improper lane use, the post stated. The driver of the Sentra was airlifted to a suburban hospital, while the driver of the Malibu was taken to an Aurora hospital.

Why we should celebrate Mom on Mother's Day

No need to rush to the drugstore for a generic greeting card. Along with your siblings you may have had a family dinner at the home of one of your brothers or sisters. I can't wait to be a Dad. "In South Africa, we mother's love children every day... not just our own children". You took care of my personal needs and made sure I smelled as fresh as the rain.

US Senate urged to hold hearing on Trump's firing of Comey

Republican chairman of the panel, Richard Burr, and the top Democrat, Mark Warner, praised Mr Comey , with Mr Warner saying he was offended at Mr Trump's remarks. "He said: 'You are not under investigation'". "The president has nothing further to add on that", White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said at the daily briefing when asked several times by reporters about the president's tweet Friday morning referring to "tapes" of Comey .

Trump Official Pledges To Release Audio Of Hillary Clinton's Concession Call

What is not so common, however, is the victor taking a screenshot of the call, saving it to the cloud, then taking it out of their pocket to spike it into the end zone every time a high-school relationship-like mile-marker passes. "They had a very gracious exchange", Conway said of Clinton's concession call. But, she said, it was not Trump's team that needed to move past the election results.

Push to pin health care vote on vulnerable Republicans begins

The American Action Network is going up with a $500,000 buy that touts the health plan, known as the American Health Care Act, and thanks Ryan and Republicans who supported the measure in its narrow passage out of the House last week. You got to remember, if you can't even get a health insurance plan, what good is it? "Sometimes in life you have to do what's right, not what's politically expedient, " Priebus said during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday".

Trump pressures Senate on health care bill

Mick Mulvaney, Mr Trump's budget director, also said the version that gets to the president would probably differ from the House measure. The Senate has expressed little interest in taking up the bill as it is now written, and the margin of Republicans' majority in the Senate is much narrower.