Chinese jets flew dangerously close during intercept, USA says

The US aircraft, a WC-135 Constant Phoenix, was conducting a "routine mission" in global airspace on May 17 when it was intercepted by two Chinese Sukhoi SU-30 fighter aircraft, the Air Force said in a statement. military will often call out foreign ... More..

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Rebuffing Trump, Iran president says missile tests to continue 'if necessary'
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Rebuffing Trump, Iran president says missile tests to continue 'if necessary'

He said Friday's election in Iran that saw Rouhani convincingly defeat hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi had been a message to the world that Tehran was ready for engagement, reported AFP. They oppose Rouha...More..

Robert Penfold: Could Donald Trump actually be impeached?
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Robert Penfold: Could Donald Trump actually be impeached?

Comey's associates read parts of it to a Times reporter". " That means before rushing to judgment we get all the pertinent information", Ryan said . "We would be undoing the result of a free and open election...More..

Deputy AG Stands by Comey Memo
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Deputy AG Stands by Comey Memo

In a statement replying to the Times article, Spicer said the "real story" is that someone leaked Trump's conversation with Lavrov and Kislyak. Lawmakers of both parties are pushing to retain their own in...More..

by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Courts could put Texas GOP's aggressive agenda to the test

The Texas Senate Sunday night approved a bill that would both simplify the formulas for funding public schools and allow parents of kids with disabilities to take state money to leave the public system for pr...More..

Putin warns against 'intimidating' North Korea after missile test
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Putin warns against 'intimidating' North Korea after missile test

Security Council warned could require new sanctions on Pyongyang. "We are calling on all of those folks in the region, particularly China and Russian Federation, to do everything they can in terms of sanction...More..

Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision

Last year, House Republicans won a judgment in federal court that said the payments made by President Obama over the last few years were illegal. Conservatives argue that President Obama lacked the authority ...More..

Trump, GOP control Federal Bureau of Investigation chief pick despite Democrats' calls
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Trump, GOP control Federal Bureau of Investigation chief pick despite Democrats' calls

Bush administration. A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that just 29% of Americans approve of Trump's decision to fire Comey , compared to 38% who disapprove. "As you know, he was a Texas Supreme Cou...More..

by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sessions may put more rules on money for sanctuary cities

That law does not state that localities must proactively comply with federal agents' requests to detain arrestees past when they would have otherwise been released. After the ruling, Trump vowed to appeal the ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

3 white men, 2 white woman seated for Cosby jury

Opening statements are due to begin June 5 in Monroe County, near Philadelphia. The tedious task of selecting a jury for entertainer Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial began Monday in Pittsburgh and some local...More..

Indian woman breaks world record by scaling Everest twice in a week
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Indian woman breaks world record by scaling Everest twice in a week

He had reached the so-called "death zone" above the 8,000-meter mark, a part of the mountain notorious for its hard terrain and thin air. Ravi Kumar from Moradabad in U.P. The father and husband from Alabama ...More..

Average gas price falls slightly to $2.40 a gallon
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Average gas price falls slightly to $2.40 a gallon

According to Gasbuddy.com's daily survey of more than 300 area outlets, Manatee County stations were averaging $2.25 per gallon on Monday, while Sarasota County was at $2.28. A year ago the average per-gallon...More..

by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Trump, Family to Stay in 'Armored Suite' at Hotel in Israel

More than a third of Palestinians believe his administration will allow continued Israeli settlement building, escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions. Most foreign nations' embassies, including the US since 19...More..

Nearly 740000 foreigners overstayed visas last year
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Nearly 740000 foreigners overstayed visas last year

Roughly 1.47 percent of visitors overstay their visas, but many leave a few months later. The data in the DHS report includes only those who obtained visas legally and does not include border crossings or...More..

Christie says he wouldn't have let Flynn in White House
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Christie says he wouldn't have let Flynn in White House

Normally a strong supporter of Trump and his policies, Christie voiced disagreement with the president's reported characterization of Comey after firing him. Gov. Chris Christie said that he pushed the stat...More..

by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Trump makes historic visit to Western Wall

Trump's administration has ordered a study into the causes of United States trade deficits and a clamp-down on import duty evasion. But the White House has not made its position on the matter clear. Prime Minis...More..

by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Governor Abbott Leans On House To Pass Property Tax Relief

As The Texas Tribune reports , Patrick has put out a list of bills he expects the House to pass. The Republican representative who authored the amendment insists the issue is child safety, not transgender dis...More..

Trump avoids pointing to Saudis' human rights failings
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Trump avoids pointing to Saudis' human rights failings

During a meeting of more than 50 Arab and Muslim leaders, he sought to chart a new course for America's role in the region, one aimed squarely on rooting out terrorism, with less focus on promoting human righ...More..

White House prepares to battle possible 'impeachment'
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

White House prepares to battle possible 'impeachment'

Al Green, D-Houston, called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump from the House chamber on Wednesday morning. "For those who do not know, impeachment does not mean that the President would be found...More..

Latest Comey revelations have Democrats talking impeachment. Republicans? Crickets
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Latest Comey revelations have Democrats talking impeachment. Republicans? Crickets

A base united in opposition to Trump has been feeding into the impeachment narrative since the moment he entered the White House in January. "We are confident that when these inquiries are complete there will...More..

CDC: Cryptosporidium Outbreaks Linked to Swimming Have Doubled
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CDC: Cryptosporidium Outbreaks Linked to Swimming Have Doubled

Swallowing just a single mouthful of contaminated water can make otherwise healthy people sick, CDC officials stress. The CDC offers guidelines on how to protect yourself and others. Do not swim or allow ...More..

NDSU softball team's season ends in NCAA regional
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

NDSU softball team's season ends in NCAA regional

Nicole Mendes led off with a single on the first pitch of the inning, and she came home on a blast to left by Caleigh Clifton. Autumn Russell singled and went to third on Loren Krzysko double's. Jacquelyn Serti...More..

by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dem Rep. Says He Was Threatened With Lynching After Calling For Impeachment

And as a result, we have some extreme security measures in place here today. Green was the first member of the House to publicly call for Trump's impeachment last week in the continuing fallout over the Presi...More..

by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Celtics win National Basketball Association draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

Magic Johnson , the team's president of basketball operations, pumped his fists and bounced his shoulders in celebration - or maybe relief - once the Lakers were assured of staying in the top three. Their pick ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Disputes Arise between Netanyahu, Trump over Relocation of US Embassy

The Israeli Prime Minister 's Office issued a statement Sunday urging Trump to move the embassy after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the president was "being very measured" about the decision. Pre...More..

White House was warned that sacked Michael Flynn was a blackmail risk
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

White House was warned that sacked Michael Flynn was a blackmail risk

Yates testified that she reached out to and met with White House Counsel Donald McGahn about Flynn, who was sacked in February for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian a...More..

by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Roger Ailes Dead at 77

O'Reilly has denied those accusations. Fox News executive chairman Rupert Murdoch issued a statement saying he was "shocked and grieved" by his passing. Ailes, who recently purchased a $36 million mansion...More..

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Reverses Obama-Era Justice Policies
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Reverses Obama-Era Justice Policies

This policy demands that the federal prosecutors "charge defendants with the most serious crime possible". When it comes to drug crimes specifically, a 2015 Pew survey found that harsher federal sentencin...More..

North Korea says 'perfect weapon system' tested, can carry heavy nuke
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

North Korea says 'perfect weapon system' tested, can carry heavy nuke

Haley warned that the United States would continue to "tighten the screws" on the isolated nation and said North Korean leader Kim-Jong Un was in a "state of paranoia". The country's dictator Kim Jong Un is w...More..

Death threats may prompt NBA's Kanter to become US citizen
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Death threats may prompt NBA's Kanter to become US citizen

Erdogan blamed Gulen and his supporters for an attempted coup on the Turkish government last July. Kanter said the trouble began in Indonesia when his manager knocked at his door and said Secret Service and...More..

United States officer cleared in fatal shooting of unarmed black man
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

United States officer cleared in fatal shooting of unarmed black man

Crutcher's family and supporters complained after the defense rested that their relative and his past transgressions were being put on trial, not Shelby. Protestors unsurprisingly gathered following the decisio...More..

by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Turkish Security Assaults Protestors In Washington DC

The bloody brawl this week on Washington, DC's Embassy Row is not the first time members of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's entourage have been filmed fighting in public. A violent confrontation Tuesda...More..

Officers, deputies gather to remember those fallen in line of duty
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Officers, deputies gather to remember those fallen in line of duty

They came to hear President Donald Trump and to see their law enforcement family turn out in force. Etchings of the names of Navajo fallen officers are on display above his workstation at the tribal headquart...More..

by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pres. Trump follows Saudi visit with stop in Israel

Trump was speaking alongside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from a podium near the runway, following a flight from Saudi Arabia, where he urged Arab and Islamic leaders to...More..

by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Firing 'nut job' James Comey took off pressure, says Donald Trump

TASS posted pictures showing the trio together in the Oval Office, angering the White House and adding odd and ironic optics to questions swirling around the White House over Comey's firing and the investigat...More..