Abbott seeks to quiet fears over sanctuary cities law

The bill, set to go into effect September 1, threatens sheriffs, constables and police chiefs who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials with removal from office and forces county jails to comply with detainer requests from U.S. More..

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Removal of Confederate icons stirs nuanced, varied reactions

Jefferson Davis was a U.S. representative and senator from MS who later led the Confederacy during the Civil War. Groups both in favor and opposed to the statue's removal gathered at the site, with police se...More..

Sally Yates testifies about Michael Flynn as Trump calls probes a 'charade'
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sally Yates testifies about Michael Flynn as Trump calls probes a 'charade'

Ms Yates was appointed by the Obama administration and was sacked by Mr Trump on January 30 for refusing to defend his travel ban . It "shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, given that General Flynn had work...More..

USA risks rupture by supporting Kurdish group
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

USA risks rupture by supporting Kurdish group

Despite Turkey's claims that "the war on terror" should include the fight against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the YPG, none of the worldwide actors recognize the YPG as a terrorist organization. I th...More..

Sheriff: At least 20 injured when tornado hits trailer park
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sheriff: At least 20 injured when tornado hits trailer park

The majority of damage occurred on the south side of the city, the Elk City Police Department said in a statement. Fire Chaplain Danny Ringer told reporters at the scene late Tuesday that one person was known d...More..

New Orleans: Removal of 3rd Confederate-era monument begins
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New Orleans: Removal of 3rd Confederate-era monument begins

Statue supporters also argued City Hall could not removed the statue because City Park owned it. The crowd of onlookers, about evenly divided between statue supporters and opponents, were mostly subdued, thou...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump asked Comey about imprisoning reporters

The memo was part of a paper trail Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president's improper efforts to influence an ongoing investigation. The latest crisis comes at the worst possible time for...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

China stresses Iran's role in Silk Road initiative

The meeting will be attended by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and heads of 29 countries. India, however, was conspicuous by its absence. "The Belt and Ro...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Chaffetz: I'm ready to subpoena for Comey memo

Clapper spoke following Trump's sudden firing of Comey last week, which drew sharp criticism because it came amid the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. An FBI spo...More..

US President Donald Trump's frustrations are boiling over after James Comey dismissal
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

US President Donald Trump's frustrations are boiling over after James Comey dismissal

Trump conducted a television interview with NBC's Lester Holt in which he said one of the reasons he fired the FBI chief was because Comey was too focused on investigating links between the Trump campaign a...More..

Key moments of Trump-Comey clash and what's come after
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Key moments of Trump-Comey clash and what's come after

The incident was first reported Tuesday by the The New York Times . Trump asked to meet with Comey alone, following a February national security briefing involving Vice President Pence and Attorney General J...More..

Charlottesville, Va. Protesters Wield Torches, Chant Nazi Slogans
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Charlottesville, Va. Protesters Wield Torches, Chant Nazi Slogans

The protest came in response to a November 28 city council vote to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at the park and sell it. At the second rally , dozens of torch-bearing protesters gather...More..

Syria denies United States allegations of 'depraved' mass executions at prison
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Syria denies United States allegations of 'depraved' mass executions at prison

The United States accused Syria on Monday of executing thousands of imprisoned political opponents and burning their bodies in a crematorium to hide the evidence, testing the USA administration's willingnes...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump's disclosure of classified information isn't illegal

He used that phrase nine times in his briefing to reporters. "Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism", Trump wrote in a pair of tweets . Ye...More..

Evidence tampering charge in probe of 8 slayings
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Evidence tampering charge in probe of 8 slayings

Brother of one of the victims, James Manley, 40, of Pike County has been charged with destroying a Global Positioning System device that was part of the investigation into the murders of the eight members of th...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

House oversight chair seeking Comey memos

Alone in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump began the discussion by condemning leaks to the news media, saying that Mr. Comey should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information, according...More..

Law Enforcement Torch Run kicks of in Sioux Falls before reaching Spearfish
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Law Enforcement Torch Run kicks of in Sioux Falls before reaching Spearfish

She was this year's organizer for the event, which started in Lawton this year instead of in Hollis, as it usually does. He said law enforcement and athletes from across the state will converge in Laramie, wh...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

HR McMaster's defense of Trump's release of classified

Trump's National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, called the story "false" Monday and said: "At no time , at no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed". "The president needs to answer for whet...More..

Trump says 'hostile' media could prompt him to cancel daily press briefings
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump says 'hostile' media could prompt him to cancel daily press briefings

Mr. Trump's feud with the media is nothing new. In the Trump era, it has become a cable TV hit and cultural touchstone. Unfortunately for the press and the public it intends to serve, White House Press Secr...More..

North Korea claims US, South Korea plotted to kill Kim Jong Un
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

North Korea claims US, South Korea plotted to kill Kim Jong Un

The KCNA commentary charged that the Chinese articles had attempted to shift the blame to Pyongyang for "deteriorated relations" between China and North Korea and U.S. Central Intelligence Agency director Mike ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

For The First Time, More Americans Want Trump Impeached Than In Office

A new poll taken shortly after Comey's firing indicates that Americans are steadily getting fed up with President Trump and impeachment is looking good. Unless and until that happens, it's unlikely Republican l...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Blake Lively Crashed SNL and It Was as Thrilling as You'd Imagine

Because McCarthy has now hosted the show five times , she joins the ranks of Alec Baldwin (who made an appearance as Trump and said hello to McCarthy and guest) and Steve Martin. "Yes", Mr Trump confirmed, bef...More..

Local experts react to House approval of American Health Care Act
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Local experts react to House approval of American Health Care Act

The GOP bill - titled the American Health Care Act - is headed to Senate. "They are going to be able to have access to affordable health care", she said. Democrats oppose the effort to dismantle Obama's healt...More..

SDSU Men's Golf 13th at NCAA Regional
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

SDSU Men's Golf 13th at NCAA Regional

Venezuelan junior Gustavo Morantes shot 6-over 78 and is tied for 32nd. He was 3-under until a double-bogey on the par-3 eighth, and recovered by going 2-under on the back nine. He collected six birdies, with f...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Federal Appeals Court Judges Hold Hearing In Seattle Over Travel Ban

Colloquially known as the "travel ban", the order temporarily suspended new visas for travelers from six Muslim-majority countries - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - as well as the admission of re...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trump considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

Trump had said during his campaign he would move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, which would effectively recognize the city as Israel's capital. "The president is being very careful to understand how such a...More..

Garland friend: Judge happy in job, no interest in FBI job
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Garland friend: Judge happy in job, no interest in FBI job

Associated Press writers Richard Lardner, Alan Fram, Matthew Daly and Mary Clare Jalonick contributed. Mike Lee (R-UT), is that this would assuage Senate Democrats' fear that Comey's replacement would be a Trum...More..

Mormon Church Cuts Ties With Boy Scouts After Years Of Criticism
by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mormon Church Cuts Ties With Boy Scouts After Years Of Criticism

Charles Dahlquist, Boy Scouts of America National Commissioner, said, "I look at this as a wonderful opportunity for the LDS Church to strengthen their program for the young men". The Mormon Church is the Boy...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

North Carolina's Voter ID Law Is Dead

Last month, a federal judge found that a voter ID law in Texas, similar to the one in North Carolina, was enacted with the goal to discriminate against blacks and Hispanics in the state. Advocates of the law ...More..

by | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cornyn says he will stay in Senate, won't be Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Cornyn is reportedly amongst a handful of candidates under consideration for the role and received strong praise from U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe. The latest quarrel ended Friday, when the historically black Te...More..