Texas lawmaker says he threatened to shoot other lawmaker in self-defense

Irving's Matt Rinaldi celebrated being named one of the Observer's worst representatives of the 2017 session with a bang Monday by calling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on people protesting Texas' new anti-sanctuary city law at the sta... More..

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Orlando police chief: suspect in airport standoff had fake gun

Police descended upon Florida's Orlando International Airport Tuesday night in response to an armed man, whom they eventually placed in custody, in one of the airport's rental auto lots. The terrifying situat...More..

Orlando airport terminal closed after reports of armed man
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Orlando airport terminal closed after reports of armed man

A former US Marine armed with a fake gun attempted "suicide by cop" during a almost three-hour stand-off at Orlando International Airport , police have said. Earlier, a rental auto employee told WFTV he heard ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Top Trump aide exits as wider White House overhaul expected

Dubke and his resignation from the White House . He praises Fox News propaganda that supports his agenda (including when it relies on unnamed sources) and has even given White House press passes to extremi...More..

Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt

Officers from the Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff's Office are at the scene and passengers have been removed from the area. Glorializ Colon Plaza, 20, told the Orlando Sentinel she...More..

'You call it terrorism. I call it patriotism': Portland attacker
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

'You call it terrorism. I call it patriotism': Portland attacker

Jeremy Joseph Christian, a 35-year-old arrested in the killing of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, and Rick Best, 53, was arraigned Tuesday . "This is America. Fletcher told local news station KGW-TV on Tues...More..

Portland stabbing suspect yells slogans at court hearing
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Portland stabbing suspect yells slogans at court hearing

In court documents, prosecutors say Christian confessed while in the back seat of a patrol auto after his arrest. A probable cause affidavit describes a chaotic scene on the train from the moment Christian bo...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Top Trump aide exiting: First shoe to drop in wider shuffle?

But as he considers casting off old aides, Mr. Trump is finding it challenging to recruit new ones. While overseas, Trump's longtime lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, joined a still-forming legal team to help the presid...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Gunman reported at Orlando International Airport

Everyone is safe", Orlando Police tweeted. Mina says Pettigrew, a former Marine, was being held for a mental evaluation but also faces aggravated assault charges. "He has a huge gun". Hess and other custome...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Appeals court blocks Trump's revised travel ban

And one of the dissenting judges asks, well, how far back should the courts go when deciding whether an order is constitutional? A federal court in Hawaii has issued a broader injunction that halted both ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tougher than ever, 90th National Spelling Bee gets underway

Sylvie's rate? $200 an hour. To the tightknit community of spellers and ex-spellers who track performances leading up to the bee, Nihar was something else: a seasoned competitor with an impressive resume and ...More..

Libous, NY lawmaker, has conviction vacated after death
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Libous, NY lawmaker, has conviction vacated after death

Libous was convicted in July 2015 of lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about whether he'd gotten his son Matthew a $150,000-a-year job at a Westchester law firm by promising to send Santangelo R...More..

Longhorns allow Reese Leitao to enroll after plea deal to drug charge
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Longhorns allow Reese Leitao to enroll after plea deal to drug charge

The University of Texas will allow incoming freshman Reese Leitao to enroll next semester and retain his scholarship after his felony drug charge was pleaded down to a misdemeanor. The 4-star prospect caugh...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Staff shakeup looms in US White House

Adam Schiff , the top Democratic lawmaker in the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, told ABC News on Sunday he expected Kushner, who serves as an unpaid adviser to Trump, to appear before his cong...More..

NY Times: Trump Told Russians Comey Firing Relieved 'Great Pressure' From Probe
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

NY Times: Trump Told Russians Comey Firing Relieved 'Great Pressure' From Probe

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGOP senator wouldn't be "surprised" if Comey forced to cancel testimony Graham "surprised" Comey will testify publicly Lawmakers vow to move ahead with Russian Federation prob...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Convention of states-related bill hits Gov. Greg Abbott's desk

On May 20, the Texas House and Senate compromised to unveil a joint budget. "We have to take some bold, decisive action". Without action by the Legislature, the agencies without regulations - such as the ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Spicer refuses to comment on Kushner "back channel" story

The Washington Post reported Friday that Kushner talked to Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak about setting up a secret back channel for communications between Russia and Trump's transition team, an arrang...More..

Suspect in fatal Portland attack yells about 'free speech' at hearing
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Suspect in fatal Portland attack yells about 'free speech' at hearing

Jeremy Joseph Christian began yelling when he walked into the courtroom Tuesday. You have said that you will be President for all Americans. "Free speech or die", he shouted. A third person, Micah Fletc...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

US Leak Of Manchester Bombing Photos Sees Police Stop Sharing Bombing Information

Two more men were arrested today by the United Kingdom police after searches in Manchester in connection with a deadly suicide bombing at a pop concert this week, while a woman arrested last night was...More..

President Trump and Pope Francis trade gifts, not barbs, in first meeting
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

President Trump and Pope Francis trade gifts, not barbs, in first meeting

The contrasting styles and differing worldviews of two leaders weren't the obstacles for the 30-minute private friendly conversation between Trump and pontiff at the Vatican City on Wednesday. In order to add...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

LeBron James starts seventh straight NBA finals

The Cavaliers are defending champions after James sparked the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history, rallying Cleveland from 3-1 down to win last year's best-of-seven series in a dramatic winner-take-all ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Texas House offers a path to avoid special session

We kind of see their point, judging by what happened in North Carolina, after the successful passage of a similar piece of law - state-wide outcries and billion-dollar-worth boycotts from businesses. They watch...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Officer's attorneys want Castile gun permit evidence omitted

One of Yanez's attorneys, Earl Gray, argued that Yanez did not know Castile had a carry permit at the time of the shooting . When Ramsey County Prosecutor John Choi announced the three charges of mansl...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Dillon takes 1st flag; Johnson out of gas

So really proud of them. "When I come here, I know what I need my auto to do", Truex described. "Praise the Lord and all these guys who work so hard, and my pit crew is the best on pit road". 295-296; D. Ha...More..

Sen. Casey warns schools could be on the hook for Medicaid cuts
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sen. Casey warns schools could be on the hook for Medicaid cuts

You can hear more of our interview with Congressman McKinley above, including info on his work to fight opioid addiction and promoting energy research, or listen to West Virginia Morning, Monday at 7:41 a.m. Th...More..

Why does the AHCA exist? So the wealthy can get tax cuts
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Why does the AHCA exist? So the wealthy can get tax cuts

She said it would lead to more than 28,000 North Dakotans not having coverage and make coverage unaffordable for more than 300,000 in North Dakota with pre-existing conditions. "I think that's more rhetor...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

He had been spying for Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and its government was toppled when United States troops invaded in 1989. Noriega was initially sentenced in the U.S. —April 27, 2010: Extradited by U....More..

Trump visits graves of casualties of recent wars
by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Trump visits graves of casualties of recent wars

John Kelly's other son, Johnny, is preparing for his fifth military deployment. Bob Dole, who was severely wounded in action during World War II. Trump recognized former Sen. During the playing of "The Star...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Spicer Says President Trump's Relationship With Angela Merkel is 'Fairly Unbelievable'

German officials - who say that the United States remains Germany's most important worldwide ally and an important partner whose friendship they want to maintain - feel that Trump has prioritized relations wi...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

One victim in Portland hate speech stabbing has Juneau ties

Ricky John Best, 53, of Happy Valley, Ore., and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, of Southeast Portland were stabbed to death . Micah Fletcher, a victim of a stabbing attack on a light rail train that l...More..