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Putin - early to speak about retaliation against new U.S. sanctions: agency Putin - early to speak about retaliation against new U.S. sanctions: agency
- June 20, 2017

Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., voted against the sanctions package. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, the chairman of the Banking Committee, said the legislation expands the Ukraine-related sanctions to ban Western companies from being involved in Russian energy exploration projects in the Arctic and elsewhere. (more...)
Russia criticises US for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba Russia criticises US for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba
- June 20, 2017

Trump's revised approach calls for stricter enforcement of a longtime ban on Americans going to Cuba as tourists, and seeks to prevent US dollars from being used to fund what the Trump administration sees as a repressive military-dominated government. (more...)
Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate
- June 19, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein noted during a Senate hearing Tuesday that he, and not Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsWhite House: Trump "has no intention" to fire Mueller Sessions decries "detestable lie" Despite drama and innuendo, Sessions hearing goes nowhere MORE , was the one with authority to hire and fire Mueller. (more...)
Solano among areas affected by heat advisory Solano among areas affected by heat advisory
- June 18, 2017

For example, NWS San Antonio said you might feel "faint or dizzy" of you are experiencing heat exhaustion, vs. having a throbbing headache during a heat stroke. "With extremely steep slopes (and) a rugged and eroding trail, the (Three Sisters Falls) hike is listed as strenuous to extreme, and is suggested for those in good physical condition", sheriff's department spokesman Ryan Keim said. (more...)
Houstonian, victim of Alexandria shooting released from hospital Houstonian, victim of Alexandria shooting released from hospital
- June 16, 2017

Williams said he dove into the concrete floor of the first-base dugout, which he described as being "like diving into a swimming pool without water". In a statement Wednesday, Williams said that at about 7 a.m. Rep. Roger Williams , 67, of Texas sustained a leg-ankle injury. Jeff Flake used his belt to make a tourniquet around Barth's leg to stop the bleeding while Rep. (more...)
Wisconsin's most misspelled word is ... Wisconsin
- June 01, 2017

Google's list breaks down the most common misspellings by state, and some of the results are a bit surprising. "I'm going to think about spelling", Edith said Tuesday, according to spelling bee officials. Google Trends map shows words most frequently searched for spelling help in each state. (If too many spellers survive Wednesday, the judges will use the test to determine the finalists). (more...)
3 men found shot dead at East Texas car dealership 3 men found shot dead at East Texas car dealership
- June 01, 2017

At least one of three men killed in a shootout Tuesday inside the showroom of a Nissan dealership in Greenville, Texas, near Dallas, was Corpus Christi resident Fidel Garcia, Jr. No one else was struck by the gunfire. "He always performed his investigations with the utmost integrity", Peters said, adding that Garcia commonly wore both audio and visual recording devices while working. (more...)
Cop who killed Tamir Rice fired for job application omission Cop who killed Tamir Rice fired for job application omission
- May 31, 2017

Frank Garmback , who drove the police vehicle on the day of the incident, 22 November 2014 , will be suspended for 10 days for violating tactical rules. The officers' union said it was challenging the discipline, while Tamir's mother said both officers should have been fired. A grand jury declined to indict Loehmann and his training officer Frank Garmback who was driving the police auto. (more...)
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
- May 30, 2017

Memorial Day originated with the practice of women decorating the graves of fallen soldiers during the Civil War, a simple gesture to honor and remember those who died fighting. Logan on May 5, 1868, Mockler said. An article on www.huffingtonpost.com provided some facts and figures about Memorial Day for me and others that skipped history class that day. (more...)
Trump accuses media of fabricating news
- May 29, 2017

The plan has also been described differently by the Trump administration , with the president and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin describing it as a massive tax cut, while White House budget chief Mitch Mulvaney said it would eliminate tax breaks and deductions to offset lower tax rates - suggesting the administration has yet to decide on a final plan. (more...)
What we know about Manchester attacker Salman Abedi and his family
- May 28, 2017

Ariana Grande has called off two London concerts and five in Europe after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her performance in Manchester, England, the US pop singer's representatives said on Wednesday. Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said the leaks were "arrogant, wrong and disrespectful to Greater Manchester". Armed police officers stand near the Manchester Arena, where US singer Ariana Grande had been performing on Tuesday. (more...)
Phoenix man arrested at Comicon had 4 guns, several knives Phoenix man arrested at Comicon had 4 guns, several knives
- May 28, 2017

Prop weapons carried into the four-day event are supposed to be inspected by security staff, but police say the man's weapons weren't checked. Weapons check can be a pretty perfunctory thing at a lot of comic cons, but I'm guessing that after this, security will be ramped up. (more...)
ICE says 90 percent of 188 arrested in California repeat criminals ICE says 90 percent of 188 arrested in California repeat criminals
- May 27, 2017

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a news release . " By taking these individuals off the streets and removing them from the country, we're making our communities safer for everyone ", Los Angeles ICE Field Director David Marin said in a statement. (more...)
Miami Joker lookalike accused of waving loaded gun at cars Miami Joker lookalike accused of waving loaded gun at cars
- May 25, 2017

Lawrence Patrick Sullivan , 29, was arrested on a charge of carrying a concealed firearm, Miami-Dade Police said. " According to NBC Miami , Sullivan told officers he did not possess a permit for the gun "'cause it's too expensive". In fact, his only break from the Joker is his occupation, which was listed as "tattoo model" on his arrest report. The officer spotted Sullivan walking out of the front gates of the Hammocks Place Apartments. (more...)
Senate moderates hold bipartisan health care talks Senate moderates hold bipartisan health care talks
- May 20, 2017

The measure also would cut nearly $840 billion from Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for the poor , disabled and elderly. The approval rating of the bill remains mostly unchanged from last week, with 38 percent approving of it and 45 percent disapproving, up 1 percent from last week. (more...)
More Immigrants Arrested, Fewer Deported Under Trump More Immigrants Arrested, Fewer Deported Under Trump
- May 18, 2017

ICE stated that 75 percent of those arrested in 2017 were "convicted criminals". The president "puts this out to distract from the real affairs of our country", said Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles . (more...)
Dead, Including Police Chief And Suspect, After Shooting At Ohio Nursing Home Dead, Including Police Chief And Suspect, After Shooting At Ohio Nursing Home
- May 13, 2017

Disario was shot at the Pine Kirk Care Center , where he was responding to a report of a man with a gun. Disario was a father of six children and was expecting a seventh, said Thorp, who added that he did not know the chief. It is unclear how the shooter gained access to the building, which was usually secured, Thorp said. According to WOSU's Esther Honig, that officer was Kirkersville police chief Robert E. (more...)
Republican Tom MacArthur Faces Furious Town Hall After Amendment to Repeal Obamacare
- May 12, 2017

The hostile, standing-room-only crowd aimed its wrath at Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), who hosted the Willingboro meeting days after casting a vote that would do away with the Affordable Care Act in favor of the Republicans' American Health Care Act. (more...)
Pentagon says it will arm Syrian Kurds, despite Turkey's objections Pentagon says it will arm Syrian Kurds, despite Turkey's objections
- May 10, 2017

Later, Mr. Cevik attempted to walk back his comments on social media regarding US forces working with Kurdish militias. There has been wide support from senior USA military officials to provide direct arms to Syrian Kurdish forces, but sensitivities about Turkish opposition has delayed such a decision. (more...)
Trump Administration Declines to Renew Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisor Appointments Trump Administration Declines to Renew Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisor Appointments
- May 09, 2017

The Board of Scientific Counselors is an 18-member board whose mission is to "evaluate science and engineering research, programs and plans, laboratories, and research-management practices of ORD [EPA's office of research and development] and recommend actions to improve their quality and or strengthen their relevance to EPA's mission". (more...)

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