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Local FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought
Author: 0 FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

Jared Kusher, the husband of President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and one of the president's top advisers in the White House, is "now a focus in the [FBI's] Russian Federation investigation", according to a Washington Post report published Thursday evening .

Author: 0 Poppies And Parades For Memorial Day; Lest We Forget

More than 2,600 people are expected to participate in this year's Memorial Day parade in Springfield, organizers said. A flower ceremony will be at the bridge at 10:30. service at the Bennett Cemetery. Mass Monday at St. Anthony's Church. A Memorial Day observance will start at 9 a.m. Monday in Father Berry Hall at St.

Author: 0 Comey agrees to testify in front of Senate committee

Comey, who has not spoken publicly in the 10 days since he was sacked, will testify in an open session of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The New York Times said the USA president had told top Russian officials Mr Comey's sacking had relieved "great pressure" on him. White House hopes that Trump could leave scandalous allegations at home were crushed in a one-two punch of revelations that landed shortly after his ...

Author: 0 Donald Trump's Middle East Comment in Israel

In a joint appearance with Trump in Bethlehem, Abbas said the Palestinians wanted a peace agreement based on the two-state solution: a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem alongside Israel . "This place is a testament to the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people", Trump said. "They date back thousands of years, including the reign of King David, whose star now flies proudly on Israel's white and blue flag".

Local Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban
Author: 0 Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban

Update - May 25, 5:42 p.m.: Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he'll try to take this case to the U.S. Supreme Court . After a judge in Seattle blocked the first travel ban, Trump assailed the decision - and the judge, personally - with attacks on Twitter and promised his administration would fight the ruling on appeal.

Local Kansas lawmakers vote to increase school funding
Author: 0 Kansas lawmakers vote to increase school funding

Most Republicans stood by the formula and said it's far from certain what the court will do. "It's made virtually impossible for us to come to some meaningful financial reform on school finance", said state Rep. Democrats needle Republicans on Thursday with the gloomy assessment that 23 million people would lose insurance under the Republican health care bill, and that premiums for seriously ill people would rise.

Local GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs
Author: 0 GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC also said the CBO report showed the "Collapse and Replace" of Obamacare "may prove to be the most effective path forward". Premium hikes for older Americans . Under this scenario premiums would fall, but "they would vary significantly according to health status and the types of benefits provided, and less healthy people would face extremely high premiums..." It also warned of rising costs for patients should insurance companies be allowed to ...

Local US Senate committee passes bill to impose new sanctions on Iran
Author: 0 US Senate committee passes bill to impose new sanctions on Iran

Maryland senator Ben Cardin, ranking member on the foreign relations panel, told TWS he and others ensured that the bill cracks down on Iran for non-nuclear activities. It would also apply sanctions to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ( IRGC ), Iran's most powerful security force, which also is a major force in its economy.

Local NATO chief says allies to join anti-IS coalition
Author: 0 NATO chief says allies to join anti-IS coalition

NATO's chief affirmed Thursday that the alliance will join the worldwide coalition fighting the Islamic State group but will not wage direct war against the extremists - an announcement timed for U.S. A USA president who wants to build walls is celebrating the collapse of one of the world's most iconic barriers: the Berlin Wall. While all administrations deal with some leaks, news outlets have been privy to everything from details of draft documents to the president's private phone ...

Local GOP health bill: 23 million more uninsured; sick risk higher costs
Author: 0 GOP health bill: 23 million more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

The number of uninsured would be disproportionally higher among older Americans, age 50-64 with low incomes, according to CBO . "People who are less healthy (including those with preexisting or newly acquired medical conditions) would ultimately be unable to purchase comprehensive non-group health insurance at premiums comparable to those under current law, if they could purchase it at all", CBO stated.

Local Woman Jumps On Car To Prevent Carjacking
Author: 0 Woman Jumps On Car To Prevent Carjacking

Smith had just taken the gas pump from her vehicle and was walking back around to the driver's side when a black auto pulls up, partially blocking the front of her auto. "I pounded on the windshield a couple times", recalled Smith. Looking back, she said, "I definitely should not have jumped on my vehicle and risked my life, but that was not what I was thinking at that moment".

Local The Congressional Budget Office Has Scored Trumpcare 2.0, And It Wasn't Kind
Author: 0 The Congressional Budget Office Has Scored Trumpcare 2.0, And It Wasn't Kind

Stefanik voted for, hitting 51 million by the year 2026. The numbers are finally in on the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare and the outlook for people in New York State is mixed. "Lowering premiums for the lucky few by kicking older, poorer and sick Utahns to the curb is a gimmick, not smart or effective policy". But not every American would benefit equally, experts noted .

Author: 0 Budget office to gauge health bill effect on coverage, cost

John's Well Child & Family Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 18. Roskam also gave examples of how some of his constituents have been affected by the system under the ACA, including a St. Mitt Romney, which they liked. The Congressional Budget Office said this change would reduce premiums for young adults and increase premiums for older Americans.

Local Man who had lethal injection delayed 7 times to be executed
Author: 0 Man who had lethal injection delayed 7 times to be executed

Alabama prosecutors and Wicker's family has said Arthur has had enough appeals. Police first looked into Arthur when a tip came in saying a work-release inmate had a stack of $100 bills. Arthur claimed he won the money in poker but investigations revealed calls between him and Judy Wicker. The request was denied. Courts have also halted his execution in 2001, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2015.

Author: 0 Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget

Not surprisingly, Trump has chose to embrace the House Republican health-care bill's $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid (over the next decade), according to The Post. Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee that "receipts now are coming a little bit slower than expected". Another senior Republican lawmaker, Fred Upton of MI, questioned inclusion of money for Trump's border wall, remarking: "I thought Mexico was going to pay for the wall, why is this in our budget?" While the plan boosts ...

Author: 0 After meeting Abbas, Trump vows to do all to reach Mideast peace

In stressing threats from Iran, Trump echoed a theme laid out during weekend meetings in Saudi Arabia with Muslim leaders from around the world, many wary of the Islamic Republic's growing regional influence and financial muscle. Protests were held in cities across the West Bank and in Gaza City yesterday against Mr Trump's visit to the region. Husam Zumlot, a former adviser to Abbas who is now the Palestinian ambassador in Washington, said the contours of any deal between the Israelis and ...

Local Chocolate consumption good for heart
Author: 0 Chocolate consumption good for heart

An global team of researchers used data from 55,502 men and women aged 50 to 64 who were enrolled in a Danish health study of diet and cancer. The study tracked people's health for more than 13 years, over which time more than 3,300 cases of atrial fibrillation emerged.

Author: 0 More Rain Ahead, But Will Memorial Day Weekend Be Dry?

New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch are possible. Expecting partly cloudy skies with highs rebounding into the upper 60s to near 70 degrees south and upper 60s north. Highs in the mid 70s. Memorial Day - A chance of showers. Tonight , showers and storms will be likely as mostly cloudy skies prevail. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.

Local Virginia wins 3rd straight NCAA men's tennis title over UNC
Author: 0 Virginia wins 3rd straight NCAA men's tennis title over UNC

All three times the teams played, Virginia got the best of UNC. Shankle advances to face Kana Daniel of Pennsylvania in the second round of the NCAA Championship on Thursday. With the abundance of youth on the roster, North Carolina should be primed to make another run next year with the experience of 2017 under their belts.

Author: 0 Patrick unswayed by House votes on bathrooms, property taxes

A wide-ranging bill more similar to North Carolina's that would have affected all public restrooms and preempted local anti-discrimination ordinances was passed by the Texas senate earlier this year but stalled in the state house of representatives, where the speaker, Joe Straus , was anxious that businesses and sports events could pull out of the state and damage the economy.

Local Tattooed 'Joker' accused of flashing gun at cars
Author: 0 Tattooed 'Joker' accused of flashing gun at cars

Miami-Dade police said Lawrence Sullivan, 28, was seen pointing a firearm at passing vehicles. In fact, his only break from the Joker is his occupation, which was listed as "tattoo model" on his arrest report. " According to NBC Miami , Sullivan told officers he did not possess a permit for the gun "'cause it's too expensive". His bail was set at $5,000, the Miami Herald reports .

Local Pregnant Maryland teen not allowed at graduation ceremony
Author: 0 Pregnant Maryland teen not allowed at graduation ceremony

Runkles' punishment would have remained a private shame to endure had it not been for her and her family's decision to get help from anti-abortion group Students for Life . The determination to not let Runkles "walk" when she completes her studies at the Hagerstown school prompted a sharp critique from Students for Life of America, which asked its supporters to urge the school to reverse its decision.

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