Confederate statue lawsuit against New Orleans

Those monuments have been the subject of heated protests, which flared up again Sunday. Two fights also erupted before the arrival of the anti-monument protesters but were suppressed by police. The burden, Marksbury said, is now on the city to prod... More..

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Removal of Confederate icons stirs nuanced, varied reactions
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Removal of Confederate icons stirs nuanced, varied reactions

These monuments stand not as mournful markers of our legacy of slavery and segregation, but in reverence of it. Other backers of keeping the monuments include two Louisiana historic preservation groups and ...More..

Tillerson: United States ready to impose further sanctions
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Tillerson: United States ready to impose further sanctions

He's alluding to President Donald Trump's insistence that the North America Free Trade Agreement must be renegotiated or canceled. He said ties with both aren't "as rocky as it looks sometimes". He said the Tru...More..

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Officials from Arctic nations meet amid drilling concerns

No formal discussions were set in Alaska but key issues such as climate change, development and drilling will provide a backdrop as the chairmanship of the council passes from the U.S.to Finland. "Climate chang...More..

United States lawmakers grill airline executives after customer disasters
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

United States lawmakers grill airline executives after customer disasters

United President Scott Kirby joined Munoz at the hearing, along with top executives of American, Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines. "While we strive for flawless customer service every day, the reality i...More..

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American from North Korean University Detained in Pyongyang

North Korea said on Sunday it has detained another US citizen on suspicion of "hostile acts" against the state, which would make him the fourth American to be held by the isolated country amid heightened diplom...More..

Trump said firing Flynn 'did not sound like an emergency'
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Trump said firing Flynn 'did not sound like an emergency'

In fact, when I chose to just do it I said to myself, 'you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates - an Obama appoi...More..

US Justice Department to probe police shooting of Texas teen
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

US Justice Department to probe police shooting of Texas teen

Officer Roy Oliver violated several unspecified department policies in the killing of Jordan Edwards, officials said. Merritt has said the Edwards family wants the officer fired from his position and formal...More..

New S. Korean president appoints staff, to re-organize presidential office
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

New S. Korean president appoints staff, to re-organize presidential office

In the first direct contact between the South Korean and Chinese leaders, Xi explained China's position, Yoon, the South Korean presidential spokesman said, without elaborating. In his inauguration speech, Moon...More..

Methane Emissions Rule Sticks, Won't Affect Energy Prices
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Methane Emissions Rule Sticks, Won't Affect Energy Prices

The Congressional Review Act resolution failed to pass, garnering just 49 votes . At least one group also views the Department of the Interior's promise to re-open the rule-making process as a good sign . S...More..

WH: Trump Only 'Complimentary' To Australian PM On Universal Health Care
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

WH: Trump Only 'Complimentary' To Australian PM On Universal Health Care

The US leader raised eyebrows when he told Mr Turnbull shortly after the bill passed that Australia had "better health care than we do". Trump's comments took many by surprise, however: in repealing and r...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Penn State frat members appear in court in pledge's death

A representative for Beta Theta Pi did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider. And how did his would-be "brothers" repay his eager loyalty? The chapter house was celebrating ...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Fraternity, 18 members, charged in fatal fall

Eight of the fraternity brothers and the chapter itself were charged with involuntary manslaughter. This story originally appeared on USA TODAY College . Piazza was visibly drunk and staggering by 11 p.m. Th...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Alaskan Natives Look to Arctic Council to Preserve Waters, Way of Life

High-level officials from the. U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan will be present at the 10th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks, to commemorate the achievements of the U.S. "We're not...More..

Hampton police believe baby girl, mother abducted
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Hampton police believe baby girl, mother abducted

Police said they believe the child was abducted in the area. Keir Johnson and her daughter, Chloe, have been missing from Hampton since April 30 , 2017. "Chloe Johnson is 2'5" tall and weighs 20 pounds. Th...More..

Governors to Amtrak: Private operator sought at Penn Station
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Governors to Amtrak: Private operator sought at Penn Station

Chris Christie on Thursday called for a private operator to take over New York's troubled Penn Station, the nation's busiest rail station, where recent derailments and other problems have hampered commuters. An...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Democrats outraged at timing of Comey's firing

He's an inherently braggadocious individual who's said things like, " I know words, I have the best words ". Since the election, Comey has publicly confirmed that there was an ongoing FBI investigation into T...More..

Police lift shelter order in search for shooting suspect
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Police lift shelter order in search for shooting suspect

The suspect, Ross Elliott, fled the scene and remains on the loose. The woman was shot in a common area in a Steven Street apartment building on Thursday while her child and other relatives were in her apartm...More..

Man fatally struck by SUV while pushing mom in wheelchair
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Man fatally struck by SUV while pushing mom in wheelchair

The boy's family was staying at the hotel. The boy was wearing mismatched shoes and a T-shirt. They noticed a side door cracked open and went inside, finding a motel room door that was not completely shut. Tr...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Former Rep. Corrine Brown Found Guilty of Misusing Charity Funds, Fraud

Jurors didn't reach a verdict by the end of their first day of deliberations in the fraud and tax evasion trial of former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown. At the center of the case was the One Door for Education Found...More..

Officer shot in Kirkersville, Ohio
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Officer shot in Kirkersville, Ohio

Multiple people were hospitalized after a shooting was reported Friday morning near an OH nursing facility. An officer was shot while responding to the active shooter situation. Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he ...More..

David: Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

David: Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers

Showers and possible thunderstorms return late in the day Thursday . After a sweltering two days, expect temperatures to begin to cool down Friday ever so slightly. Low around 48. Southeast wind around 7 m...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Comey Lost 'Internal FBI Respect' After Clinton Probe - Ex-US Military Officer

Comey reportedly found out that he had been fired around the time the news broke on television. The interview was Trump's first since he unexpectedly fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday , a move whos...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Acting FBI director says will carry on with Russian probe

Trump's spokeswoman has suggested it could speed things up: "We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity", Sanders said of the probe on foreign influence in the 2...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

U.S. Representative Convicted: Corrine Brown Faces 357 Years Behind Bars

Brown, who served 12 terms in Congress representing an area that included Jacksonville, had vehemently denied any wrongdoing, calling the Justice Department's probe "an organized effort to take me out". "Former...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Closing arguments underway in ex-congresswoman's fraud trial

Brown, 70, was convicted on 18 counts of participating in a conspiracy involving a fraudulent education charity, concealing material facts required on financial disclosure forms and filing false tax returns, th...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Senate Fails to Overturn Methane Waste Rule

Republican lawmakers were trying to repeal the methane emission rule under the Congressional Review Act , a 1996 law that allows Congress to overturn rules within 60 legislative days of their adoption. Sen. ...More..

Mormon church pulls older teens out of Boy Scouts
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Mormon church pulls older teens out of Boy Scouts

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has always been both closely tied to the Boy Scouts of America and uneasy with the Boy Scouts' increasingly liberal stance on gay and transgender men and b...More..

Obama confident US will move in right direction on climate
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Obama confident US will move in right direction on climate

Obama said the list was long, but at the top of it was the isolation of being president. Obama's keynote speech on climate change follows reports that President Donald Trump is considering pulling the USA ...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Still no verdict for Florida ex-congresswoman's fraud trial

Over several days of testimony, prosecutors documented that at least $300,000 of One Door's funds paid for receptions, luxury boxes at sporting events and concerts, and trips and expenses for Brown, her associa...More..

Trump signs order to restart exploration of Atlantic, Arctic fuel drilling
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Trump signs order to restart exploration of Atlantic, Arctic fuel drilling

Oceans at Oceana . Working to dismantle his predecessor's environmental legacy, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Friday that could lead to the erosion of environmental protections ...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Climate change action backed by Australian investors group

The plan comes amid Tokyo's concerns that Trump may announce a USA departure from the accord at a May 26-27 summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations in Italy, the source said. Before taking office, P...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Senate unexpectedly rejects bid to repeal a key Obama-era environmental regulation

Calling the control of methane emissions an "important public health and air quality issue", McCain said the public interest would be better served if the Interior Department revised and improved the rule . ...More..

by | Friday, May 12, 2017

Russian Federation is a made up story: US President Donald Trump

At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing alongside other law enforcement and intelligence officials, McCabe was asked by Sen. In the reality show known as 2017 that we're collectively living, when the pre...More..

California governor wants more spending for schools
by | Friday, May 12, 2017

California governor wants more spending for schools

On Wednesday, State Controller Betty Yee said revenues through April for the fiscal year that began last July were $1.83 billion below initial estimates. Noting that the national economy is overdue for a down...More..