Trump to decide on Paris accord next week

The unexpected announcement came as a summit of G7 leaders in Sicily ended up in deadlock on the issue, with United States partners voicing frustration at the president's failure to commit to the deal aimed at stemming global warming. The White Hous... More..

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Rubin: Israelis pleased, over all, with Trump visit
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Rubin: Israelis pleased, over all, with Trump visit

As a first step, US negotiators are trying to goad reluctant Israeli and Palestinian leaders back to the negotiating table; and they might succeed, because neither side wants to say "no" to the president. But...More..

by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Texas lawmakers OK budget but 'bathroom bill' still in limbo

The pursuit of a so-called bathroom bill in Texas has roiled the Legislature for months, igniting opposition from the National Basketball Association, major corporations and LGBT rights groups. Although the Rep...More..

Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage

The 656-mile Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1) covers most of the Pacific coastline of California. On Saturday, more than a million tons of rock and dirt fell down the slope and onto the ocean about 8 mil...More..

by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Singer songwriter Gregg Allman dead at 69

In 2016, Allman cancelled several tour dates, before announcing in August that he was "under his doctor's care at the Mayo Clinic". Most of us of an age discovered Gregg when he and brother Duane emerge...More..

by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Gregg Allman, rock trailblazer, dies at 69

The rock star's death comes two months after the Allman Brothers Band singer cancelled all all tour dates for the rest of the year. Although older and wiser, Allman's past caught up with him; he went publ...More..

by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Late-Night Hosts Address Montana Politician Who Allegedly Body-Slammed Reporter

Gianforte showed lukewarm support for Mr Trump during his unsuccessful run for governor in Montana last autumn but did an about-face and turned into an ebullient Trump supporter after he started campaigning for...More..

G7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

G7 in historic split as Trump goes his own way

Trump promised on the campaign trail to "cancel" the Paris Agreement arguing that it hurts USA energy interests, but actually exiting the deal has proven more complicated than Trump portrayed it on the campaign...More..

by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

3 men stole vehicle, killed 6-year-old in back seat

About nine hours later, following a child-abduction alert and widespread publicity, a man reported the Camry was on the side of a dead-end road in the suburb of Gluckstadt. Kingston, a student at North Jacks...More..

by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Demands Special Session For Transgender 'Bathroom Bill'

The tax is applied to wages over $200,000 for an individual and over $250,000 for a married couple.The Texas House passed Senate Bill 8, the pro-life legislation that bans the procedure of partial-birth abort...More..

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

The mother of Travis Kalanick, chief executive of Uber, was killed and his father was seriously injured in a boating accident Friday (May 26) near Fresno, California, the company said Saturday. Kalanick has bui...More..

Joe Lieberman Is Reportedly the Frontrunner to Lead FBI
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Joe Lieberman Is Reportedly the Frontrunner to Lead FBI

Joe Lieberman (Conn.) is his top pick. Lieberman is now senior counsel at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, a law firm that has represented Trump in various legal battles over the years. Trump came under ...More..

by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Rock Legend Gregg Allman Dead At 69

Gregg Allman , the singer, musician and songwriter who played an essential role in the invention of Southern rock , has died at the age of 69. Allman had cancelled some 2016 tour dates for health reasons...More..

Watchdog: '23 million to lose health coverage under GOP health bill'
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Watchdog: '23 million to lose health coverage under GOP health bill'

That was a knock on 11th-hour changes Republicans made in the bill to gain conservatives' votes by letting states get waivers to boost premiums on the ill and reduce coverage requirements. Governor Cuomo sai...More..

by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

AHCA could put 6.3M people at risk for higher premiums

Another point of contention among Republicans is Medicaid , with moderate senators seeking a more gradual reduction in federal payments for Medicaid expansion to replace the abrupt cut-off stipulated in the ...More..

Clarksville public pools open on Memorial Day weekend
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Clarksville public pools open on Memorial Day weekend

In addition to Patrick and two city crew members, Snogren and Katie Phillips are certified operators. The pool will be open each Monday through Saturday, from 1 to 6 p.m. Season passes are available for purch...More..

CCNC statement on US Supreme Court ruling against NC racial gerrymandering
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

CCNC statement on US Supreme Court ruling against NC racial gerrymandering

At issue was whether North Carolina's first and twelfth districts were racially gerrymandered. As explained the ruling , states do have to consider race when they draw the lines for a whole host of politic...More..

by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

France's Macron urges Trump: Stay in Paris pact

The not-so-subtle power play may be read as a show of support for Merkel, after Trump previously refused to shake hands with her when they first met, according to The Telegraph . Whatever views he may have e...More..

Tillerson: Saudi Arms Deal Meant to Counter Iranian Influence
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Tillerson: Saudi Arms Deal Meant to Counter Iranian Influence

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled on Saturday that a renewal of US-Iranian talks are likely to occur in the future, telling reporters in Riyadh that they would take place when the time was right....More..

by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

If FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner, lawyer says he's ready

The report, citing anonymous United States officials briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications, said ambassador Sergei Kislyak had been "taken aback" by the suggestion. The Post quo...More..

Moment Donald Trump seems to be snubbed by new French President
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Moment Donald Trump seems to be snubbed by new French President

The new president of France was warned about US President Donald Trump's aggressive hand-shaking before their meeting on Thursday, according to The Washington Post . Some argue that Trump uses his handshake...More..

by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Senate Staffers to Begin Writing Healthcare Bill

Republicans have repeatedly touted their bill as lowering premiums, but they've said less about how it would affect what consumers have to shell out for care. With "Obamacare", Democrats set out to get more p...More..

by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert for Manchester terror attack victims

Though authorities have made "enormous progress" in the investigation, further arrests are likely, the head of the Greater Manchester Police Ian Hopkins said. The musician also said that the she will contin...More..

2 children believed to have been shot by mother die
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

2 children believed to have been shot by mother die

Two children who police say were shot by their mother in OH last week have died. WDTN reports that 8-year-old Kamora and 6-year-old Kendon died from their injuries at Dayton Children's Hospital . Police sa...More..

Oklahoma at Ohio State set for prime-time kickoff on ABC
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Oklahoma at Ohio State set for prime-time kickoff on ABC

In its all-time rankings released ahead of last season, The Associated Press placed Ohio State and Oklahoma at 1-2, respectively. The Sept. 9 contest will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Buckeyes beat the Sooners 45...More..

Next for Montana's new congressman: Day in court, then DC
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Next for Montana's new congressman: Day in court, then DC

He is the chairman of a local Christian school in Bozeman, the state's fourth-largest city, and his family's charitable foundation donated $1.5 million to a creationist museum that rejects the theory of evoluti...More..

Trump praises Macron's 'great job' to win French election
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Trump praises Macron's 'great job' to win French election

French President Emmanuel Macron (L) talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a family photo session during a one-day NATO Summit, in Brussels , Belgium, May 25, 2017 . "It is vital we do more to cooper...More..

by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, dies at 89

His daughter, Mika Brzezinski , who is a co-host of the MSNBC program " Morning Joe ", made the announcement. The Polish-born strategist served as former President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser ...More..

Trump 'evolving' on climate action, pressured by Europeans
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Trump 'evolving' on climate action, pressured by Europeans

Transatlantic tensions on trade resurfaced after reports that Trump had described the Germans as "bad, very bad" and vowed to stop them selling millions of cars in the United States, during a meeting with sen...More..

Litchfield library offers adult summer reading program
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Litchfield library offers adult summer reading program

This year, the program will be divided into three age groups: 0-4, 5-12, and 13-18.It's time for Summer Reading Program at Sterling Public Library. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. The Library offers summer progra...More..

by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

Dems use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

An academic study worth reading: " The Affordable Care Act's Dependent-Care Coverage and Mortality ", in Medical Care , 2017. The CBO said the Republican plan would disproportionately hurt older peo...More..

by | Saturday, May 27, 2017

Trump clashes with world leaders at G7 meeting

The leaders were unified on stepping up efforts to combat terrorism, but differences surfaced on trade and climate change at a confidential session on the first day of the G7 summit in Sicily, media quoted Ge...More..

Trump expresses commitment to peace in West Asia
by | Saturday, May 27, 2017

Trump expresses commitment to peace in West Asia

That's no small feat. Trump added that the State of Israel was a "strong and soaring monument to the solemn pledge we repeat and affirm "Never again". Donald Trump on Tuesday, laid a wreath of flowers in t...More..

by | Saturday, May 27, 2017

Donald Trump Appears to Shove Prime Minister Dusko Markovic at NATO Meeting

US President Donald Trump criticised his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation counterparts for lagging on defence spending and called for increased focus on terrorism and immigration during his first North At...More..

G7 to acknowledge climate deadlock with US
by | Saturday, May 27, 2017

G7 to acknowledge climate deadlock with US

Mrs May was also attending her first G7 summit, as were Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and French President Emmanuel Macron . "The United States of America is in the process of reviewing its polici...More..