Dozens Gather as Jefferson Davis Memorial Comes Down

The statue is the second of four monuments that the city is removing because its says they fail to "appropriately reflect the values of diversity and inclusion that make New Orleans strong today". The first of the monuments was removed last month. ... More..

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People with pre-existing health issues fear repeal-and-replace b

The caucus said in part: "We urge you to drop the current partisan effort to repeal and replace health care reform through reconciliation". David French, Senior Vice President for Government Relations, said "...More..

Daredevils Film Illegal Backflips on Golden Gate
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Daredevils Film Illegal Backflips on Golden Gate

The daredevil said he always wanted to scale the span, so during Easter break in early April he and his partner, who goes by the pseudonym Tommy Rector - who is in his early 20s - flew to San Francisco to make ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sean Spicer Wants You to Know That the Tweet Speaks for Itself

The acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said that President Donald Trump's claim that the rank and file of the FBI did not have confidence in James Comey was "not accurate". The White House narrative behind Com...More..

Slight risk for severe weather Tuesday
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Slight risk for severe weather Tuesday

The storm threat won't totally clear from the area until around 4 a.m. Our eastern counties are under a "Slight Risk" for severe weather, while our western & central counties are under an 'Enhanced Risk .' S...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Chelsea Manning set to be released from prison, but still not free

CNN reports Manning remains on active duty status pending the conclusion of her appeals and may be entitled to military benefits. Manning had been sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Comey, Russia and a 'smoking gun': a roundup of Trump's current woes

But the White House has provided differing accounts of the firing. What is remarkable about this is that reports in the Israeli press from January said that U.S. Beyond angering a partner and calling into...More..

Besieged White House denies, defends as new bombshells hit
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Besieged White House denies, defends as new bombshells hit

By doing so, Trump would have jeopardized cooperation from an ally familiar with the inner workings of the Islamic State group, and make other allies - or even USA intelligence officials - wary about sharing fu...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

U.S. service member killed in Somalia

Two other U.S. service members were also wounded. Omar Mohamud Elmi, the deputy governor of the Lower Shabelle region in Somalia, said the aim of the operation was to "surgically target" two elements: senio...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Americans remain divided on Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

The associate also confirmed that Trump asked Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to leave the room before speaking privately with Comey about Flynn, and that the president told Comey...More..

Yankees' home runs back Sabathia in 7-1 rout of Royals
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Yankees' home runs back Sabathia in 7-1 rout of Royals

New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez (24) celebrates with Matt Holliday after hitting a three-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Ka...More..

Torch-wielding group protests Confederate statue removal
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Torch-wielding group protests Confederate statue removal

The crowd that surrounded the statue at Lee Park on Saturday reportedly chanted "You will not replace us" and " Blood and soil ", a phrase that popularized in Nazi Germany. A small showing of local Antifa suppo...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

United Nations Security Council vows sanctions over North Korea's missile test

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that North Korea's latest missile test was "dangerous", but he warned that Pyongyang was being intimidated and called for a peaceful solution to regional tensions....More..

McConnell: I recommended Merrick Garland to be Federal Bureau of Investigation chief
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

McConnell: I recommended Merrick Garland to be Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

Perhaps this is finally the long-awaited inflection point when GOP leadership, in a moving display of courage and patriotism, decide to put the best interests of this country above their partisan agenda and for...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation

The associate is also confirming an account from The New York Times that Trump vented about media leaks during a conversation with Comey and expressed his support for seeing reporters in prison. The investiga...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

'Spicy's back': Melissa McCarthy returns as Sean Spicer and SNL guest host

Hollywood power couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively appeared in a surprise cameo on the latest episode of "Saturday Night Live". Of course, when it's suggested that "Sanders" run the press briefings instead...More..

Kansas fades deeper from contention at NCAA men's golf regional
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Kansas fades deeper from contention at NCAA men's golf regional

He trails the individual leader , Oklahoma's Brad Dalke, by five strokes entering Wednesday's final round. He was 3-under until a double-bogey on the par-3 eighth, and recovered by going 2-under on the back ni...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Russian president Putin warns world leaders to stop 'intimidating' N Korea

North Korea yesterday carried out its latest test of a ballistic missile, which Pyongyang said was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead". North Korea's state media on Sunday released the first p...More..

Mormon church severs some of its ties to the Boy Scouts
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mormon church severs some of its ties to the Boy Scouts

Currently, there are 2.3 million youths participating in Boy Scouts, but the organization has seen dwindling membership for years. The church said in its statement it plans to create its own programs that "...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Following advice, potential FBI chiefs steer clear of job under Trump

Mike Rogers and former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly are also on the president's list as potential replacements to Comey. Sen. John Cornyn - a former attorney general in Texas - has express...More..

School Budget Voting Taking Place Today
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

School Budget Voting Taking Place Today

The property tax levy isn't being increased at all. During the public hearing, resident Barbara Dixel asked the board to reduce the amount of the local tax levy that is collected to support the district. Does...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Texas governor poised to sign nation's harshest anti-sanctuary bill

They would still be required to complete at least one hour of shooting range instruction before completing the shooting test at the end of the class. The issue took on a new dimension last week after the Texa...More..

Few in US Support Trump's Firing of FBI Chief
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Few in US Support Trump's Firing of FBI Chief

When asked about the possibility of Trump obstructing justice, Schiff questioned whether someone can prove obstruction based on the president's own words, "when when we don't know whether we can believe this pr...More..

DNC Chair Perez: Trump one of our 'greatest security threats'
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

DNC Chair Perez: Trump one of our 'greatest security threats'

Republicans in Congress are calling for briefings and pleading for "less drama" at the White House following revelations that President Trump shared classified intelligence with Russian Federation - but most ar...More..

Boeing to announce where new TX training jets will be assembled
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Boeing to announce where new TX training jets will be assembled

Louis defense plant if it wins a military contract for its new training jet. It faces competition from a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Korean Aerospace Industries and Italian aircraft maker Leonardo an...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fox News Host Kimberly Guilfoyle In Talks To Possibly Replace Sean Spicer

After a hectic week at the White House, President Trump again floated the idea of canceling the traditional daily press briefings in an interview with Fox News , and if Guilfoyle comes aboard she could be ushe...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

'You're a bad president; please resign'

The conclusion the " Late Show " host came to? Okay? The good news: Trump found the leaker! And Seth Meyers summarized the state of things as such: "We're at a point now in the Trump presidency that feels...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Donald Trump forbids James Comey from leaking to media in veiled tweet

The firing of James Comey was always going to be controversial but President Trump had at least one strong argument to deploy: many Democrats had called for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to ste...More..

Rep. Mo Brooks seeks US Senate seat in Alabama
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Rep. Mo Brooks seeks US Senate seat in Alabama

Unusual got the seat after Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsGOP Rep. Brooks enters Alabama Senate race Rep. Mo Brooks expected to announce Senate run: report This week: Congress grapples with Comey fallout MORE vacat...More..

Trump says he has absolute right to release terrorism info to Russians
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump says he has absolute right to release terrorism info to Russians

Trump later was informed that he had broken protocol and White House officials placed calls to the National Security Agency and the CIA looking to minimize any damage. "And in this case it's important, because ...More..

Celtics advance to Eastern Conference NBA finals
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Celtics advance to Eastern Conference NBA finals

Forget the Cavaliers lackluster regular-season defense, the sniping from LeBron, and the Boston's grind-it-out series win against a feisty Washington team or their well-earned homecourt advantage. You can credi...More..

What's in Trump's religious liberty order?
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

What's in Trump's religious liberty order?

It doesn't reverse the ban on churches endorsing candidates that is contained in a 1954 law known as the Johnson Amendment (which isn't aggressively enforced in any case). Several religious leaders who suppor...More..

Thousands of LDS teenagers being pulled out of Boy Scouts
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Thousands of LDS teenagers being pulled out of Boy Scouts

The release indicates that the church didn't make its decision either on the basis of recent decisions to allow gay youths to be Scouts or to allow gay adults to be Scoutmasters . "The BSA has always allowed...More..

Western Wall Not Part of Israel
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Western Wall Not Part of Israel

Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. "What better time could there be to announce the relocation of the USA embassy to Jerusalem than when you are over here celebrating with...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

2 killed in Teterboro Airport crash

The third structure, the town's public works building, didn't sustain any fire damage, but wreckage was strewn across the building's parking lot. The jet was heading from Philadelphia International Airport to...More..