Nearly Half Of Donald Trump's Twitter Followers Reportedly Bots And/Or Fake Accounts

A University of Southern California study released earlier this year concluded that anywhere from nine to 15% of all Twitter users are fake or "bots" , although some "bots" - such as ones that help disseminate news or reports during a natural disa... More..

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Suspect in Portland deadly stabbing arraigned
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Suspect in Portland deadly stabbing arraigned

Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, was injured but survived the attack. In the wake of the attack, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is asking the federal government to cancel a permit for what he called an "alt-right...More..

Jury acquits Tulsa police officer in fatal shooting of unarmed black man
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Jury acquits Tulsa police officer in fatal shooting of unarmed black man

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) then asked residents and protestors to respect the verdict and remain calm. "Those who disagree with the verdict have the right to express their opinions", she said. Crutcher's f...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Trump pulling US out of Paris climate deal -Axios report

This is a big deal. What is not yet clear is whether Trump plans to initiate a formal withdrawal from the Paris accord, which under the terms of the agreement could take three years, or exit the underlyin...More..

NYPD Sergeant Faces Murder Charges For Shooting Mentally Ill Bronx Woman
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

NYPD Sergeant Faces Murder Charges For Shooting Mentally Ill Bronx Woman

Police said Wednesday that Sgt. Hugh Barry had been arrested in Deborah Danner's October 2016 death. A grand jury impaneled by Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clarke handed down charges of murder, manslaught...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Berks speller advances to 2nd round in Scripps National bee

Scripps provides the materials for students to advance through classroom and school competitions. "She's doing O.K.so far", he said. She said she has spent the last few months waking up early to study in orde...More..

Roger Ailes dead at 77, Fox News says
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Roger Ailes dead at 77, Fox News says

He turned 77 on Monday. His wife, Elizabeth Ailes released a statement confirming his passing, according to Drudge Report: "I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wilbur Ross heartened by lack of protestors in Saudi Arabia

He said the US and its allies "should know that Iran is a democratic, stable and powerful country" and that it promoted "peace, good neighborliness, and the creation of a world opposed to violence and extremi...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Covfefe - What Was President Donald Trump Tweeting?

In fact, Merriam-Webster managed to allude to Trump's nonsensical tweet without mentioning the word " covfefe " at all. "I've been told a factor in the lack of tweeting overseas overall was the presence of M...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Trump's Communications Director Mike Dubke Set to Leave White House

Mike Dubke, an experienced Republican strategist, was hired in March to revamp the White House media strategy. Mr Michael Dubke , the White House communications director, has announced he is resigning, a...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Rep. Jason Chaffetz to Leave Congress in June

A top Utah state lawmaker has said U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz may leave office by the end of June , a move that would call into question the future of the House Oversight Committee's investigation of Presi...More..

European Union and China commit to deeper climate cooperation as U.S. turns away
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

European Union and China commit to deeper climate cooperation as U.S. turns away

Meetings inside the West Wing about Paris have been contentious, sources told CNN , as aides expressed their deep grievances over the climate agreement that President Barack Obama helped broker with almost...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

White House Says Trump Expected to Pull US from Paris Deal

The US president vowed to back out of the pact, signed by almost 200 countries, which aims to cut carbon emissions. The president on Tuesday tweeted that he would announce his decision within the next few d...More..

Memorial Day Holiday Crashes Investigated by State Police
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Memorial Day Holiday Crashes Investigated by State Police

According to a release, during the four-day statistical counting period, seven drivers and passengers were killed in six crashes across Virginia. Alcohol was a factor in 61 of the crashes, including one fatal c...More..

Police Officer Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Police Officer Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash

Tarentino, 29, of Somerville, was driving on I-78 in Bernards when a driver in the westbound lanes crossed the grassy median into the eastbound lanes and crashed into Tarentino's vehicle and another auto about ...More..

Suspect In Portland Attack Set To Appear In Court
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Suspect In Portland Attack Set To Appear In Court

The three men tried to intervene as Jeremy Joseph Christian , 35, reportedly harassed the two women while on the MAX train in Portland . You have said that you will be President for all Americans. "Two me...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

'Jared Kushner should have security clearance reviewed,' says top democrat Adam Schiff

Trump was meeting with attorneys at the White House on Sunday, presumably over the latest development in the long-running Russian Federation intelligence saga, news reports said . His comments were echoed by H...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Three Mile Island Power Plant needs bailout or it will close

Exelon and other nuclear plant owners have made the pitch to states that such installations are big employers and sources of tax revenue and that their zero-carbon energy can help fight climate change better t...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

RNC Chief: Gianforte 'Right to Apologize' for Alleged Assault

The Guardian's Ben Jacobs had tried to ask him about the Congressional Budget Office's score of the House Republicans' health care bill. But after Gianforte declared victory , he apologized for his action...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Bill Cosby: 10 jurors have been selected for upcoming criminal trial

Bill Cosby leaves after attending jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Pittsburgh . "It's one thing to set aside intellectually what you know,...More..

Portland victim's mom calls on Trump to
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Portland victim's mom calls on Trump to "take action"

The event organized by the group Patriot Prayer is billed on its Facebook page as a Trump Free Speech Rally in "one of the most liberal areas of the West Coast". Christian allegedly targeted the teens, one ...More..

2 blacks on Cosby case of 12; alternates picked
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2 blacks on Cosby case of 12; alternates picked

Over three days of jury selection, O'Neill grilled around 200 prospective jurors on their familiarity with the case and whether they could set aside any preconceived notions about what will be one of the highes...More..

60 or more Chipotles in Minnesota hit by malware
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

60 or more Chipotles in Minnesota hit by malware

The software specifically searched for "track data", which can include a customer's name, card number, expiration date and the internal verification code. However, the company was unable to identify all of the ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Bill to crack down on cyberbullying in schools heads to Gov. Abbott

Straus for months has said the bathroom bill would hurt Texas' economy, and he has been joined by top companies and businesses who say it sends a discriminatory message. Routine procedural proposals to extend...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Baseball hosts fifth straight NCAA regional

Florida outfielder Ryan Larson (66) is checked out by staff after being hit by a pitch in the first inning of a game against Mississippi State at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college baseball tournament, ...More..

President Trump observes Memorial Day with somber service at Arlington
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

President Trump observes Memorial Day with somber service at Arlington

Andrew Byers, whose family attended the ceremony. To all Gold Star families , Trump said of their lost service members: "They each had their own names, their own stories, their own lovely dreams". "Home of t...More..

Surviving victim of train attack out of hospital
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Surviving victim of train attack out of hospital

Crowley at the Multnomah Justice Center in Portland Paul G. Crowley at the Multnomah Justice Center in Portland . "Leave this country if you hate our freedom", he said Tuesday, towards the end of his arrai...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Kushner ties to Russian Federation are questioned

The Democratic National Committee declared on Thursday that " Kushner's security clearance should be suspended until the FBI's findings are complete". According to the person familiar with the Kushner me...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Trump Is 'Very Close' To Naming A New FBI Director

The president said that he is "very close" to finding a replacement after firing FBI Director James Comey more than a week ago. Trump said he could make a "fast decision" on replacing Comey - possibly...More..

Orlando police chief: suspect in airport standoff had fake gun
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Orlando police chief: suspect in airport standoff had fake gun

An arrest affidavit released Wednesday also says that 26-year-old Michael Wayne Pettigrew yelled "kill me" at an officer during the nearly three-hour standoff that ended peacefully when he was taken into poli...More..

Man arrested outside DC Trump hotel with 2 guns
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Man arrested outside DC Trump hotel with 2 guns

Bryan Moles , 43, of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, was arrested inside the hotel about midnight Wednesday, police said. According to police a Glock pistol, a Bushmaster rifle, and ammunition were found in the Mole'...More..

State Legislators From Duluth Reflect on Recent Marathon Session
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

State Legislators From Duluth Reflect on Recent Marathon Session

By signing much of the budget but removing the Legislature's funding, Dayton made clear he hoped to spare the pain of a government shutdown while forcing Republican legislative leaders back to the Capitol - on ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What was Jared Kushner doing?

He'll have to deal with the struggle by congressional Republicans to patch together a politically unpopular health care bill, a government with scores of high-level vacancies and a White House wracked by diss...More..

Merkel: It was right not to gloss over differences with U.S
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Merkel: It was right not to gloss over differences with U.S

White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks answered a question regarding Trump's decision with, "I think his tweet was clear". The president on Tuesday tweeted that he would announce his ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Trump eyes White House overhaul

It was followed by a New York Times article alleging that he may have tried to do so through a well-connected Russian banker whose financial institution is under sanction by the U.S. On Friday, The Washingto...More..