Centerville Middle School student narrowly misses cut at national spelling bee

Addo, 13, correctly spelled "imprecatory" and "taciturnity" in Wednesday's oral rounds, which were televised by ESPN3. The victor will receive more than $40,000 in cash and prizes. North Dakota's most misspelled word is "Dilemma" and Minnesota's ... More..

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CNN fires comedian over decapitated Trump photo

Also unlike O'Reilly, Griffin publicly apologized amid an onslaught of criticism and arguments that her stunt went too far. In a tweet , he shared that his children, particularly his 11-year-old son Barron, ...More..

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Melania Trump says Kathy Griffin video was 'simply wrong'

Debra Messing tweeted , "It wasn't right when peoplel (sic) hung lynched Obama effigies, just as what Kathy Griffin did isn't right now". The thing is this, Trump Jr. "It is never amusing to joke about k...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

Trump is an entertainer, not a diplomat. The idea that a shortfall comes out of the US budget is woefully mistaken. Trump rightly said in his Saudi speech that the vast majority of the victims of Islamist t...More..

Hate speech stabbing suspect has repeated outbursts in court
by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Hate speech stabbing suspect has repeated outbursts in court

The mother of one of the targets of the rant said she was overwhelmed with gratitude and sadness for the strangers who died defending her daughter, 16-year-old Destinee Mangum . Police say Christian has ex...More..

Padres win 2-1 to send Cubs to 6th straight loss
by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Padres win 2-1 to send Cubs to 6th straight loss

Left-handed reliever Brad Hand (1-3) was credited with the win and Brandon Maurer got his eighth save. "I think with what we accomplished previous year, obviously the expectations are really high and they s...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

UK 'disappointed' if US pulls out of Paris climate accord

The Paris Agreement was adopted by 196 parties in Paris in 2015 and it went into effect in November. The Trump administration may choose to exit the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Chan...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Trump Nears Break With Climate Accord: Business Leaders React

Exiting the deal would be certain to anger allies that spent years negotiating the accord to reduce carbon emissions. U.S. President Donald Trump (C) and other leaders arrive for the group photo for the G7 ...More..

President Trump honors fallen soldiers, lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery
by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

President Trump honors fallen soldiers, lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

Trump also paused to talk to a young boy dressed in a crisp Marine uniform. But we can always remember. The President dodged being drafted into the armed forces five times in his youth - four for college an...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

On health care, the choice is truly yours

The fact that Republicans want to enact a policy that will strip health care coverage from millions of people is upsetting, but it's not exactly new information. Slavitt notes those reductions would come at t...More..

Scandanavian leaders scorn US climate decision
by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Scandanavian leaders scorn US climate decision

Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists advocacy group, said "I don't think any other countries will follow the USA out of Paris, so if he does leave, Trump will b...More..

Tigers defeat Royals 6-5 to end trip
by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Tigers defeat Royals 6-5 to end trip

Cabrera, who reached base four times, walked with the bases loaded in a six-run Detroit fifth inning. Justin Upton's two-run double in the third inning snapped a 3-all tie and the Detroit Tigers went on to ...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

'Covfefe' kerfuffle: Trump's typo sparks a search for meaning, and humor

The tweet came from the president's personal Twitter account and read, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe ". Wags around the world weighed in with biting sarcasm, and #covfefe quickly became the t...More..

Man sought after sexual contact with minor at Arlington National Cemetery event
by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Man sought after sexual contact with minor at Arlington National Cemetery event

The FBI is searching for a man who investigators said inappropriately touched a girl during a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, according to a wanted poster. Anyone with information about the suspect i...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Trump breaks protocol telling world leaders to call him on personal cellphone

But is talking to foreign leaders on a cellphone really such a security risk? Experts from Rice University and Security Research Labs told me it wasn't so obvious. But Nohl says countries face this challenge ...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Kabul blast: 11 US citizens injured, death toll rises to 90

Nine Afghan guards working for a US -contracted security company were also killed. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast , though both the Taliban and the Islamic State group have sta...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Oklahoma wins NCAA golf title, beating Oregon 3-1-1

Oregon's two-year run with a first- and second-place national finish, was unprecedented for the program. "Trying to back it up, it's hard to put into words, and I'm proud of the guys and how they've played all...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

MA officials urge Trump to stay in climate deal

Asked on Twitter what he would do if Trump pulled out of the landmark global deal to curb emissions, Musk said he would "have no choice but to depart [the] councils in that case". "People die or are obl...More..

GOP blocks Democrats from adding to budget
by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

GOP blocks Democrats from adding to budget

Other Senate rules permit the GOP majority to repeal portions of Obamacare without Democratic support but render other parts of the law off limits. Yes, let's get these Key economic drivers done! Democrats ...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

China detains activist who probed Ivanka Trump shoe factory

He believes they have been detained by police or are being held at the factory. Hua Haifeng was working undercover for China Labor Watch , a New York-based advocacy group. Contacted by TIME , Wei Xuegang, a...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Portland victim's mother appeals to Trump to condemn acts of hate

Wheeler had called on the USA government to revoke a permit for an event Sunday billed as a pro-President Donald Trump free-speech rally and not to issue a permit for the rally against Islamic law. I call it ...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

House Intelligence Committee Issues Subpoenas for Michael Cohen and Michael Flynn

Comey to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his contacts with the president, according to a Comey associate. Associates have said Comey wrote internal memos describing certain interac...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

N Carolina gov't spending bill heading to House budget panel

They are planning to use the same rules for a later tax overhaul. "The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there!" 'Th...More..

Sale struggles, but Marrero lifts Red Sox over Chicago
by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Sale struggles, but Marrero lifts Red Sox over Chicago

The fact that nobody was concerned about Price's stat line afterwards was a clear indication that the goal was to reach back and turn it up to the highest notch, for the sole objective of seeing how he feels th...More..

Senate debates $11.8 billion state budget
by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Senate debates $11.8 billion state budget

The House Appropriations Committee was meeting in a marathon session to review the 356-page budget bill - and the 480-page breakdown of how money is being moved around - and offering amendments to the spending ...More..

Trump To Announce Decision On Paris Accord, Expected To Leave
by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Trump To Announce Decision On Paris Accord, Expected To Leave

Trump did not confirm the decision, but said he would make an announcement "over the coming days". The accord , agreed on by almost 200 countries in Paris in 2015, aims to limit planetary warming in part ...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Trump's communications director set to quit

Trump tweeted . "It has also been my distinct pleasure to work side-by-side, day-by-day with the staff of the communications and press departments", Dubke said in a statement . Dubke had only been on the j...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

The most misspelled word in each state

To get to this point, the eighth-grader competed against 12 other students in the McHenry County Spelling Bee and won with the word "uvula," earning her a trip to the nation's capital. In Georgia, the word mo...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

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

Gianforte apologized in his victory speech: "When you make a mistake you have to own up to it. last night I made a mistake, and I took an action that I can not take back". I'm not proud of what happened. Al...More..

by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

President Donald Trump Calls Germany 'Very Bad' On Trade

In a discussion about the country's trade surplus , Trump said . President Donald Trump reportedly threatened to clamp down on German auto sales and denounced the country as " bad, very bad " during...More..