Trump Says New FBI Director Nomination Could Come Next Week

There was a bit of head-scratching in Washington Friday afternoon when senators revealed that ousted FBI Director James Comey had declined an invitation to speak before a closed session of the Senate Intelligence Committee next Tuesday. In an inter... More..

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Trump's ex-adviser Flynn will not honor Senate subpoena

The top Democrat and Republican on a House oversight committee have said Flynn likely broke federal law by failing to get approval from the US government to accept foreign payments, including $33,000 in 2015 fr...More..

Senate Republicans consider steeper cuts to Medicaid
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Senate Republicans consider steeper cuts to Medicaid

Republican Senators are reportedly rethinking the American Health Care Act's elimination of the individual mandate and its provision to turn Medicaid into a state-run program. There is no other way to descr...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trump lands in Saudi Arabia

Mrs. Trump wore a black pantsuit with a golden belt and did not cover her head, consistent with the custom for foreign dignitaries visiting Saudi Arabia. More than a dozen horses flanked the presidential limous...More..

Colombia's Santos says free trade deal with U.S. is working well
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Colombia's Santos says free trade deal with U.S. is working well

NPR's Scott Horsley joins us now from the White House. "That was a poor, poor performance", Trump said. What did Trump say about that? Rosenstein also told lawmakers that there would be no political chec...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Three teens now identified with abduction of Kingston Frazier

Kingston was set to graduate from kindergarten this week. A little after 4 p.m., WJTV 12 learned that a 3rd person of interest, Byron McBride, had been picked up for questioning in Madison County by U.S. Ab...More..

Last of 4 Confederate monuments in New Orleans to come down Friday
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Last of 4 Confederate monuments in New Orleans to come down Friday

Just after dawn, a removal crew converged around Lee Circle, a traffic roundabout between the city's bustling central business district and the wealthy Garden District neighborhood of antebellum mansions. Rober...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Was Mueller the right choice for special counsel in Russian Federation investigation?

At his first news conference since April 12, standing alongside visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump denied there had been any collusion between himself, his campaign and Russian agents of inf...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

White House may be looking to undermine special counsel's investigation

Comey confirmed the existence of the investigation in March, telling Congress that his agents were investigating Russian efforts to influence the outcome of the election and whether anyone in the Trump campai...More..

Douglas County Public Library's summer reading program starts June 1
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Douglas County Public Library's summer reading program starts June 1

An exciting summer reading program is planned for children of all ages at the John A. Stahl Library in West Point. The summer food drive is the result of collaboration between the library and the Volunteer ...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trump Told Russians Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Relieved 'Great Pressure'

It says one official had read quotations to the Times and another had confirmed the broad outlines of the discussion. The White House has disputed Comey's account of his February conversation with Trump c...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Venezuela Opposition Leader Says His Passport Annulled to Block Trip to UN

Venezuela says it is sending 2,600 troops to the western region of Tachira to quell looting and rioting amid continuing anti-government protests . The unrest has left 43 people dead since April 1, prosecut...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an Federal Bureau of Investigation director

On Friday, the White House told an expectant media, "There will not be an announcement of a nominee for Federal Bureau of Investigation director today". "Like everything else, this was to be expected, President...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Times Square driver 'smoked PCP-laced pot'

Richard Rojas , 26, made his first court appearance Friday, a day after he was arrested in what police are now calling an intentional attack that killed an 18-year-old MI woman and injured 22 other people. Ki...More..

National Safe Boating Week Is May 20-26
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

National Safe Boating Week Is May 20-26

North Country participants will gather, in life jackets, outside the Dobisky Center at the Ogdensburg Municipal Marina at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, for a reading of Ogdensburg's National Safe Boating Week Procl...More..

Trump faces diplomatic hurdles during 28 hours in the Holy Land
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trump faces diplomatic hurdles during 28 hours in the Holy Land

To the contrary, on the eve of Trump's visit to Israel next week, the administration confirmed that the embassy won't be moved anytime soon - and that Trump isn't even prepared to acknowledge that the Western ...More..

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein stands by critical memo on Comey
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein stands by critical memo on Comey

The move touched off a firestorm of criticism that intensified in the wake of subsequent reports Trump previously asked Comey during a private White House meeting to stop pursuing the Flynn matter. Trump has lo...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Stein: North Carolina voters victors in Supreme Court decision

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to reinstate North Carolina's voter identification law that a lower court said targeted African Americans "with nearly surgical precision". According to the United Sta...More..

San Antonio Firefighter Scott Deem killed in four-alarm building fire
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

San Antonio Firefighter Scott Deem killed in four-alarm building fire

He was a father of two, and his wife, Jennifer, is pregnant with their third child. Deem's efforts to fight the fire, and the subsequent search efforts for Deem and another firefighter who got caught in the b...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Ford to cut 1400 salaried jobs in North America, Asia

The manufacturer intends to eliminate 1,400 positions in North American and Asia by the end of September, using a voluntary program to woo employees with early retirement and separation packages. Ford shares fe...More..

China, US ink new trade deal for beef and chicken
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

China, US ink new trade deal for beef and chicken

For example in electronic-payment services, China has already leapfrogged the United States in many ways. "After being locked out of the world's largest market for 13 years, we strongly welcome the announc...More..

Gillibrand urges Senate GOP to reject 'cruel' health care plan
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Gillibrand urges Senate GOP to reject 'cruel' health care plan

Ryan argued that "we would spell disaster for ourselves, politically. if we go back on our word". Republican senators plan to write a health care bill that could be radically different from the one passed las...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Hillary Clinton practiced avoiding a hug from Donald Trump

Reines said Comey could have done more to avoid Trump's attempted hug in the first place. "Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug", Reines comments on Twitter. Wittes related two instances he said Comey...More..

Prince's 6 siblings are heirs to his estate, judge rules
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Prince's 6 siblings are heirs to his estate, judge rules

If an appellate court rules that rejected claimants could have a claim, Eide said he would consider them, court documents said. And until the appeals are resolved, Eide said the siblings won't be able to coll...More..

by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Time for the president to lawyer up, say legal experts

Jason Chaffetz wrote in a tweet that Comey will be invited to a hearing scheduled for May 24. Striking a defiant stance, he added: "You can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dream...More..

Trump's Russia Intel Disclosure Risks Life Of Israeli Spy Within ISIS
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Trump's Russia Intel Disclosure Risks Life Of Israeli Spy Within ISIS

Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2017 .to terrorism and airline flight safety. The Washington Post reported on Monday that Trump shared highly classified information with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei ...More..

Cargo plane goes off runway at West Virginia airport
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Cargo plane goes off runway at West Virginia airport

A air carrier cargo plane has gone off the runway and over a hillside at Yeager Airport, according to Yeager Airport spokesperson Mike Plante. Police cruisers are parked outside the terminal at Yeager Airpor...More..

by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Rosenstein: Special Counsel Will Ensure Thorough Russia Investigation

Flynn, Trump's fired national security adviser, is a key figure in the Trump-Russia investigation. Fellow South Carolina Republican, Senator Tim Scott noted that the special counsel will "get rid of the smoke...More..

by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Health care, A human right or a market function?

He added, "The nation's emergency departments, which already serve as a major safety net in health care, will become even more overcrowded than they now are". Under the Obama administration, the government paid...More..

by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Trump denies asking Comey to drop probe, colluding with Russian Federation

Trump fired Comey last week. "No, no. Next question", Trump said , cutting off a reporter mid-question. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was given sweeping power Wednesday to investigate Russian interf...More..

by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Trump To Establish Vote Fraud Commission

In a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian election tampering in March, voter fraud became a topic of questioning - Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., asked Comey if the Federal Bureau of Inves...More..

Trump Says He's 'Very Close' to Naming an FBI Director
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Trump Says He's 'Very Close' to Naming an FBI Director

As President Donald Trump welcomed the president of Colombia to the White House, he indicated that a replacement for former FBI Director James Comey would be named "soon", hinting towards former Connecticut Sen...More..

Sweden dropping probe against WikiLeaks founder
by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Sweden dropping probe against WikiLeaks founder

The Metropolitan Police said officers are still "obliged to execute" an outstanding arrest warrant despite Swedish prosecutors announcing they were repealing another arrest warrant for Assange. However, it said...More..

by | Friday, May 19, 2017

Studies estimate impact of AHCA on health insurance

It also eliminates both the individual and employer mandate penalties that forced millions of Americans into health care plans that they do not want and can not afford, among many other provisions. However, whe...More..

by | Friday, May 19, 2017

President Trump says special counsel in Russian Federation investigation 'divides the country'

Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation coming before the committee - if I were Mr. Mueller, I would jealously guard the witness pool". "We have an ongoing FBI investigation with, what...More..