School Budget Voting Taking Place Today

Albert said, "Only 13 school districts this year are attempting to exceed their cap". That number dropped to about 578,000 a year ago, a drop of 40 percent, according to the New York State Association of School Business Officials. However, the school... More..

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Gianforte lends campaign $1 million, Quist tops in individual donors
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Gianforte lends campaign $1 million, Quist tops in individual donors

Gianforte's report listed $3.4 million in contributions through May 5 - including a $1 million loan from his own pocket. Over the last month, Quist's campaign has cited national interest and money flowing into ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump Says He Has 'Absolute Right' To Share Intelligence With Russia

On Capitol Hill, Democrats and Republicans alike expressed concern about the president's disclosures. Sen. "I was in the room, it didn't happen", McMaster told reporters . "The Senate Intelligence Committee s...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Americans remain divided on Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Comey

As leaks from White House staffers have expanded in the wake of the ouster, the unnamed Trump administration source affirmed that "the White House's explanation changed dramatically over a 48-hour period". Roge...More..

Official from European country says it may stop sharing Intel with US
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Official from European country says it may stop sharing Intel with US

He said Trump discussed a range of subjects with the Russians, including "common efforts and threats regarding counter-terrorism". Some of America's allies reacted with alarm and befuddlement to reports tha...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sanctuary city ban clears legislature

The law stipulates a Class A misdemeanor for any sheriffs, police chiefs, constables, public colleges, or other local authorities who refuse to hold noncitizen inmates for deportation by federal immigration off...More..

Girl pulled from Lake Michigan in Rogers Park dies
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Girl pulled from Lake Michigan in Rogers Park dies

The girl disappeared off a small rocky beach at 7500 North toward the city's north border when she went under. A short time later, she went under. He said it appears she was unsupervised, and it was unclear why...More..

Trump defends 'absolute right' to share 'facts' with Russian Federation
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump defends 'absolute right' to share 'facts' with Russian Federation

First, consider this: if what the anonymous sources have claimed is true, and President Trump did reveal to the Russians clues about a USA ally's intelligence resources, how would that ally know that this h...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sen. Manchin Says Trump-Backed Healthcare Bill Hurts W.Va.

Kevin Brady, Ed Royce, Martha McSally, Greg Walden, and Steve Scalise, among others. "The American Health Care Act as it reads now is a high cost, high risk health care bill ", says South Dakota AARP Directo...More..

Trump escalates war on the press
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump escalates war on the press

Kirsten Gillibrand said Trump's firing cast a dark shadow over the investigation, and she urged Republicans to "join in calling for an independent prosecutor in Trump campaign's connections with Russian Federat...More..

Sen. Collins calls reports of Trump's handling of classified information
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sen. Collins calls reports of Trump's handling of classified information "troubling"

The Post cited current US officials who said Trump shared classified details with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. The White House has looked to Trump's...More..

Russian Federation dismisses explosive report about Trump sharing intel
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Russian Federation dismisses explosive report about Trump sharing intel

The meeting at the White House took place just one day after the president fired FBI Director James Comey who was leading the investigation into whether Trump campaign associates were coordinating with the Russ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Man holding mother's severed head stabs store employee, deputies say

Joshua Lee Webb, 36, of Colton, Oregon, is accused of killing his 59-year-old mother Tina Marie Webb at their home on Elwood Road on Mother's Day as well as the attempted murder of Harvest Market Thriftway staf...More..

Ron Johnson: It Would Be 'Troubling' If Trump Recorded Comey Conversations
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ron Johnson: It Would Be 'Troubling' If Trump Recorded Comey Conversations

Trump's pick to succeed Comey will have to first appear at hearings before a Senate panel, before their nomination is put to a vote in the entire Republican-controlled Senate. "Where is the Howard Baker of 2017...More..

Defiant Trump says he had 'absolute right' to share information with Russia
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Defiant Trump says he had 'absolute right' to share information with Russia

Second, the president may have the "right" to share secrets, but that legalistic defense is spectacularly unpersuasive. He pointed to Democrats' selective memory which ignores that Hillary Clinton mishandled ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Clapper: US Gov't 'Under Assault' by Trump After Comey Firing

Trump during the presidential race, said on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday, "I've been critical of that decision". Spicer's response heightened a standoff between the executive and legislative branches that...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

McConnell says GOP could use 'less drama'

McConnell also says he recommended to Trump that he nominate Merrick Garland to replace fired FBI Director James Comey. Some reports indicated that senior administration officials, including Vice President Mi...More..

Pa. Gov. 'Disappointed' With Dem Convention Bonuses
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pa. Gov. 'Disappointed' With Dem Convention Bonuses

Ed Rendell , who approved the bonuses, said they had been promised to committee members ahead of time (provided that the committee raised more than enough funding for the event) to compensate for what he saw as...More..

Four candidates for FBI director job to be interviewed
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Four candidates for FBI director job to be interviewed

The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, Richard Durbin, went further on Friday and said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should appoint an independent special prosecutor to pursue possible criminal charges in...More..

Cop shot in upstate NY, suspect barricaded in home
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Cop shot in upstate NY, suspect barricaded in home

Luke's Hospital in Newburgh. A police chief was shot during a standoff in Orange County. State troopers as well as officers from as far away as Sullivan County responded to the scene. "However, this inciden...More..

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief sacking: Trump warns Comey over leaks to media
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief sacking: Trump warns Comey over leaks to media

Thorndike said in general there's no reason to assume that Russian Federation connections, if they existed, would appear on Trump's personal tax returns. "They're going to start to cry". "The Russians are very ...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump, in tweets, defends his sharing of information with Russians

S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement. The source for the information Trump reportedly shared is likely to think twice before sharing intelligence with the US again any time soon. President Tru...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Donald Trump Threatens James Comey, Implies He Taped Conversations

Did Donald Trump think James Comey and his many friends and allies would take it lying down when Trump not only fired Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation but went on to trash him in the med...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Americans Are Divided About President Trump's Decision to Fire James Comey

In his testimony he defended his former boss, contradicting assertions by administration officials and Trump that Comey had lost the confidence of the FBI's rank-and-file. He told the president to "back off" ...More..

Trump, Russia and classified info: How the White House has responded
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump, Russia and classified info: How the White House has responded

He said the agenda is deregulation, tax reform and repealing and replacing the health care law. Trump drew strong condemnation from Democrats following the Washington Post report while some Republican lawma...More..

by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Father shocked after adult son accused of decapitating mom

Covered in blood, the suspect then entered the Thriftway carrying a human head, and approached Wagner with a large "kitchen-type" knife, the AP reported. Other grocery store employees knocked the suspect to t...More..

Dave Chappelle regrets telling people to give Trump a chance
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dave Chappelle regrets telling people to give Trump a chance

A few months later, it seems like Trump has blown his chance. "I'm wishing Donald Trump luck", he said . " Morning Joe " co-host Willie Geist was in the audience and tweeted that Chappelle remarked, "I was...More..

4 charged in fraternity pledge hazing death to plead guilty
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

4 charged in fraternity pledge hazing death to plead guilty

Police have said fraternity members blindfolded Deng, forced him to wear a heavy backpack and then repeatedly tackled him during the hazing ritual, known as glass ceiling. Kwan, Lai, Lam, and Wong join a fifth ...More..

Payment system outages hit some Starbucks stores
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Payment system outages hit some Starbucks stores

A Starbucks spokesperson told Business Insider that the outage is due to a tech update that was installed overnight at certain stores in the USA and Canada. While a "limited number of locations remain offline",...More..

Trump Gave Classified Information To Russians During White House Visit
by | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trump Gave Classified Information To Russians During White House Visit

SHAPIRO: That was Greg Miller of The Washington Post on his story that the president disclosed highly classified information to senior Russian officials. And, of course, this meeting occurred just one day aft...More..