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Author: 0 Bombing in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 64, wounds scores

No group has claimed responsibility for the blast. "I have been to many attacks, taken wounded people out of many blast sites, but I can say I have ever seen such a awful attack as I saw this morning", ambulance driver Alef Ahmadzai told The Associated Press.

Local Trump filed for an extension on his 2016 tax return
Author: 0 Trump filed for an extension on his 2016 tax return

Interest in Trump's tax returns, a factor during his campaign for the White House , has grown as Congress and the FBI investigate the Trump administration and campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation. They are the only pages of Trump's returns that have been obtained publicly. Democrats in particular are pressing the president to release his returns before moving ahead with any tax reform.

Author: 0 Flynn subpoenaed by House intelligence committee

Both of their firms-Flynn Intel Llc and Michael D. Cohen and Associates PC-were also subpoenaed. The committee, which is investigating alleged Russian interference in last year's US presidential election, issued subpoenas to two of Flynn's businesses after Flynn had declined to comply with a subpoena issued to him personally.

Author: 0 Could executive privilege block Comey testimony?

One type of privilege covers communications between the president or top White House aides and subordinate members of the executive branch. President Trump does not plan to invoke executive privilege to try to block former FBI Director James Comey from testifying before Congress next week, The New York Times reports , citing two senior administration officials.

Author: 0 Waynesboro student's national spelling bee run ends before finals

After making the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday, local competitor Melodie Loya said, "It's a little nerve-wracking but you get used to it". He says the nerves hit hard when he got on stage, but he's thrilled to be representing his home. Propper said she reads about three books per month, and is a fan of the Divergent trilogy as well as the works of author James Patterson.

Author: 0 Pentagon chief turns up heat on North Korea and China

President Donald Trump - who frequently denounced China on the campaign trail - has turned to Beijing to help pressure Pyongyang, prompting broad concerns that America will go easy on China's maritime activities. "We can not and will not accept unilateral, coercive changes to the status quo". China's territorial claims in the South China Sea - through which about £3.9trillion in ship-borne trade passes each year - are contested by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Local Warriors' Steve Kerr back on sideline, will coach Game 2
Author: 0 Warriors' Steve Kerr back on sideline, will coach Game 2

Cleveland's third star, point guard Kyrie Irving , struggled offensively with a 8-for-23 shooting night, fellow starters Tristan Thompson (eight points, four rebounds) and J.R. Warriors coach Steve Kerr is back. "There's an old saying, 'You don't miss the water 'til the well runs dry, '" the 80-year-old Attles said after receiving the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award.

Local US auto sales fall for fifth straight month in May
Author: 0 US auto sales fall for fifth straight month in May

Lumbard & Kellner Ltd Liability Com owns 43,501 shares for 0.99% of their portfolio. Silver Capital Management LLC now owns 14,395 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $457,000 after buying an additional 2,790 shares in the last quarter.

Author: 0 Day of Portland demonstrations marked by arrests, clashes

Riot police turned out in force in downtown Portland yesterday to maintain order as supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump faced off in dueling political rallies, a week after racially charged killings that shook Oregon's largest city.

Author: 0 Trump withdraws from climate pact, world leaders push back

The decision to quit highlighted Trump's broader political gamble as he seeks to build a presidency that can succeed in midterm elections next year and, ultimately, in 2020 when he is up for re-election. But the national targets are voluntary, leaving room for the US and the almost 200 other countries in the agreement to alter their commitments. "Climate change was never going to be a topic of discussion with this administration anyway given its known views on the issue", a source said.

Local Trump brags to Russians about firing 'nut job' Comey
Author: 0 Trump brags to Russians about firing 'nut job' Comey

Comey's highly anticipated testimony, which will be slated after the Memorial Day congressional recess, comes after he was sacked by Trump May 9 amid a mounting investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election and possible ties between Trump campaign associates and that country.

Author: 0 Grande, Bieber, Katy Perry sing at Manchester benefit show

Grande, wearing a baggy "One Love Manchester " sweat shirt and a pair of sweat trousers, invited students from Manchester's Parrs Wood High School to perform with her on stage. ET and will be live-streamed on MTV's website , Ariana Grande's Facebook Page , YouTube, and Twitter. The night before the concert was due to take place, London was [ hit by a terror attack at London Bridge], which left seven people dead and 48 injured.

Author: 0 'I knew them all': Confident Ananya Vinay wins spelling bee

It was not a hard word", said her father, Vinay Sreekumar. Marocain is a French word for a dress fabric made of ribbed crepe. While the 90th edition of this competition began with 291 spellers, one stood above the rest Thursday in Washington , D.C., to bring home the title.

Local Suspect dead, 3 officers injured in Texas shootout
Author: 0 Suspect dead, 3 officers injured in Texas shootout

Detective Joe Baeza, the Laredo police spokesman, said that there was a manhunt for Rodriguez. Laredo police say they were originally searching for Antonio Gerardo Rodriguez, 55, after they found his 50-year-old girlfriend dead in her apartment complex.

Author: 0 Chaffetz resignation latest twist in GOP oversight of Trump

Chaffetz said last month he wouldn't run for re-election. Chaffetz said then that the GOP's since-failed Obamacare replacement would force low-income Americans to choose between investing in health care or buying "that new iPhone that they just love".

Local Family of suspect in Portland stabbing offers condolences
Author: 0 Family of suspect in Portland stabbing offers condolences

This is America. Get out if you don't like free speech! He wore a blue jail jumpsuit and didn't say anything other than to yell slogans, including "Death to the enemies of America. The report said when Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, and Micah Fletcher, 21, intervened, with the latter pushing Christian, he took out a knife and concealed it in his hand.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Delays Moving US Embassy To Jerusalem

Israel considers all of the city its indivisible capital. But Netanyahu's office said Israel appreciated Trump's statement of "friendship". The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state, while Israel has declared the entire city as its capital.

Local Downtown packed for Stanley Cup Final debut in Nashville
Author: 0 Downtown packed for Stanley Cup Final debut in Nashville

Cup Fever has hit Music City hard. I work in a restaurant, mostly nights during game times and usually have to search all over the web to see who's streaming games just so I am able to watch while at work. Those are all positive things for our team". The conversation didn't change after the first two games. But in the conference final against the Ducks, he scored the winning goal in Game 5 and picked up a pair of assists in another win in Game 6.

Local London police report 'incident' on London Bridge
Author: 0 London police report 'incident' on London Bridge

Soon after, there were reported stabbings at nearby Borough Market , an area full of bars and restaurants. The Metropolitan Police said they will release further information after making sure it is "accurate", following social media reports that there was an attacker with a knife and gunfire heard in the area.

Local Pittsburgh to Trump: You don't speak for us on climate
Author: 0 Pittsburgh to Trump: You don't speak for us on climate

Trump announced on Thursday that the United States , the world's second biggest greenhouse gas emitter, would immediately stop implementing the 195-nation agreement brokered by Barack Obama in 2015. Under the Paris climate accord , which the US ratified in 2016, countries committed to limiting greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to levels that can be naturally absorbed, among other things.

Local Taylor's 9th-inning slam leads Dodgers over Brewers 10-8
Author: 0 Taylor's 9th-inning slam leads Dodgers over Brewers 10-8

Kershaw also became the second fastest pitcher to reach that mark, doing so in his 277th career game. The Dodgers finished the game with a team-record 26 strikeouts. At one point, he retired 20 batters in a row. Yasiel Puig led off the eighth with an infield single and Brett Eibner followed with a single to left.

Local Putin Upbeat After Trump Withdraws US From Global Climate Agreement
Author: 0 Putin Upbeat After Trump Withdraws US From Global Climate Agreement

Pence called Trump's decision "refreshing". However, Trump declared, emphasizing every word: "As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the nonbinding Paris accord". He said MA will continue its commitment to exceed the emission reduction targets of the Paris compact. The U.S. Climate Alliance was formed by the governors of California, Washington, and NY just hours after Trump announced on Thursday that he will pull the United States out of the global climate accord.

Local Finals of National Spelling Bee begin with 40 elite spellers
Author: 0 Finals of National Spelling Bee begin with 40 elite spellers

Edith Fuller, 6, from Tulsa, Okla., waits to spell her word in the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 31, 2017 . Andrew said the preliminary written test was challenging. There are tiebreaker provisions. Both she and her husband, Nanda Natarajan, help Kumar study for the competition. Expenses for the mother and daughter from Bainbridge are paid for by The Daily Star, sponsor of the regional bee.

Local March for Truth protesters demand answers on Russian interference, ties to Trump
Author: 0 March for Truth protesters demand answers on Russian interference, ties to Trump

Organizers said " March for Truth " events were planned in more than 135 cities, including New York, Washington, Portland, Oregon, and London. In uptown Charlotte's Romare Bearden Park, more than 100 people assembled early Saturday afternoon to air their grievances with the Trump administration and to call for an independent commission into possible Russian ties to the 2016 election.

Local Does President Trump Believe in Climate Change? Aides Won't Say
Author: 0 Does President Trump Believe in Climate Change? Aides Won't Say

Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced that the United States intends to withdraw from the Paris Agreement for climate change. Federiga Bindi , a former adviser to the Italian government and a senior fellow at JHU's Center for Transatlantic Relations , told the Huffington Post the move will make it harder for Trump to work with nations around the world on other, unrelated issues.

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