Hillary Clinton: “We Could Win Texas” in November

Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton posed a wild notion in a new interview: She could carry Texas in the fall. In a newly published New York magazine interview with reporter Rebecca Traister, Clinton was asked which traditionally red states she might make a play for against likely GOP nominee, Donald Trump: "Texas!" she exclaimed, eyes wide, as if daring me to question this, which I did.

U.S. court denies motion to reconsider transgender bathroom ruling

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday denied a motion to reconsider its ruling that gave a Virginia transgender high school student access to the bathroom of his gender identity. The Gloucester County School Board had asked the full U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to review the decision by a three-judge panel last month in favor of Gavin Grimm, a student at the local high school.

Gov’t report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out

While intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security Administration is not keeping up with the threat or doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report released Tuesday. Congress asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate how often people get past airport perimeter security, and whether the TSA could do more to help airports anticipate and prevent incidents.

Woman pulls casket for 80 miles for mental health awareness

A woman is walking 80 miles while pulling a casket from her home to the state Capitol to raise awareness of mental health issues, including suicide and addiction. The 48-year-old has a backpack of water and is storing food in the wooden casket she is pulling behind her with a strap fastened to her waist.

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..Warns That Demonizing Trump Would Lead to – Unprecedented Assassination Attempts’

Weeks before a controversial interview that ultimately led to Glenn Beck's suspension from SiriusXM radio, author Brad Thor predicted that left-wing agitators would commit "unprecedented assassination attempts" against Donald Trump, spurred by journalists demonizing him. Beck's news website The Blaze reported on Thor's comments the day after Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee: Speaking on The Glenn Beck Radio Program , Thor, a prominent Never-Trumper , encouraged listeners to pray for Trump and the U.S. Secret Service.

Polls: Donald Trump Is Shifting the 2016 Electoral Map

A slew of new state polls are strengthening one of the biggest hopes for Donald Trump supporters - that his singular appeal as a candidate will reshuffle the electoral map for 2016. The national contest between Trump and Hillary Clinton is a toss-up, but Trump is surprisingly competitive in a host of states that Democrats have long taken for granted.

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Why do we blame the Minister of National Security for the escalating crime problem? Do you think if PM Keith Rowley removes National Security Minister Edmund Dillon tomorrow the crime situation would immediately improve? Whenever a minister is replaced after just nine months in office it demonstrates more the incompetence of the leader than that of the line minister. The genesis of crime is multifaceted.

Appeals court rules that cops don’t need a warrant to get your cell phone location

Police don't need a warrant to obtain mobile phone location data for a criminal investigation, a US appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case closely watched for digital-era privacy implications. The case decided by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Virginia is among several pending in the courts on "location privacy," or whether using the digital data violates constitutional guarantees against unreasonable searches.

Trump is a full-blown nutter: Here 58 unhinged conspiracy theories the Republican leader has promoted

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump not only surrounds himself with conspiracy theorists, he has spent years pushing conspiracy theories himself, much to the delight of his supporters. At times, Trump tries to remain evasive about whether he actually believes these conspiracy theories, insisting that he simply "heard" or "read" them somewhere or is just asking a question.

Clinton to campaign exclusively inCalifornia until June 7 primary

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has altered her campaign schedule for the next week, saying she will campaign exclusively in California, the largest of six states voting June 7. Clinton scrapped events planned for Thursday in New Jersey, where polls show her with a big lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Polls in the Golden State have shown a tightening race over the last two weeks, though most surveys still show Clinton with a slight lead there.

Bon Jovi to open for Clinton in New Jersey

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi will open for Hillary Clinton at her New Jersey rally on Wednesday, but he won't sing. The Garden State native will speak to Clinton supporters at the Golden Dome Athletic arena, but is not scheduled to perform and will use the time to explain why he is supporting Clinton.

Liberal Jews plan a summer of opposing Donald Trump

Jewish liberals are ready to sow a summer of Donald Trump discontent in ways that aim both to bludgeon and entertain. Bend the Arc, an advocacy group, is convening its first national conference here next week aimed in part at finding a strategy to keep the billionaire real estate magnate, who has secured the Republican nomination, from becoming president.

Senator Sanders facing tough choice after California primary

Though lagging behind Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton by over 200 pledged delegates, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has never been daunted. As the divisive primary season is about to wind up, however, Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, and the roughly one million voters who "feel the Bern" will soon face a tough choice of whether or not to line up behind the very person they has been ripping for months.

Trump adviser Sessions calls for refugee safe zone

Donald Trump's national security adviser said Tuesday he would recommend using U.S. troops to implement a safe zone for refugees in Syria and Turkey to protect Europeans from accepting terrorists embedded as asylum seekers. Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions said the move would prevent Europe from having to continue to accept the millions arriving at its borders.

Obama’s legacy of a pre-post-racial era

As Barack Obama's presidency takes a backseat to the psychodrama known as the 2016 election, historians, speculators and revisionists are busy writing his presidential epitaph. Not least of the revisionists is Obama himself.

Doe Ig reviewing Hanford chemical vapor protection

The Department of Energy Office of Inspector General has started a review of DOE's actions to address concerns about exposure to chemical vapors at the Hanford tank farms. Investigators met Tuesday with DOE Hanford officials to discuss the scope of the review and any matters Hanford officials wanted to discuss.

New Hillary Camp Lie: If She’d Been Aware of an Email Problem, She’d Have Addressed It

Another day, another set of lies from Hillary Clinton's campaign about her national security-compromising and ongoing email scandal -- previous dissembling and dishonesty about which was exposed in last week's bombshell Inspector General report. Because mendacious assertions in earlier nothing-to-see-here memos have been blown to bits by the facts, Hillary's campaign chairman has been forced to roll out a fresh round of spin .

‘Failure to Train’ Not a Basis for Suing Medtech Firms

A recent court ruling from California strengthens the hand of medtech manufacturers against plaintiffs who might seek to argue they were injured because companies didn't properly train surgeons. In late April, the California Court of Appeals delivered a blow to plaintiffs who file lawsuits against medical device manufacturers based on an alleged "failure to train" physicians on how to use prescription medical devices.

Supreme Court overturns Arizona man’s death sentence

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned an Arizona man's death sentence in a 2001 killing in which the victim was robbed and his throat slit. Supreme Court overturns Arizona man's death sentence The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned an Arizona man's death sentence in a 2001 killing in which the victim was robbed and his throat slit.

Murphy, Himes visit Stamford for heroin forum

Legislators can do more to curb the national heroin epidemic by earmarking federal dollars for treatment beds and resources for police and state agencies, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy , D-Conn, and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes , D-4, said Tuesday. The legislators met with community leaders from across the region to drum up support for emergency federal funding that would help Connecticut towns battling an alarming rise in overdoses and deaths caused by heroin and prescription opioid abuse.

Libertarian lays out agenda, blows kiss to Trump

US Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson walks in Lafayette Park across from the White House during an interview with AFP in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2016. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is running for president as a Libertarian, just as he did 2012 when he managed to get 1.2 million votes.

Saudi Arabia Held $52.4 Billion of U.S. Stocks as of June 2015

Saudi Arabia held $52.4 billion of U.S. stocks as of June 2015, the U.S. government said, breaking out the kingdom's assets following the The figure marked a decline from about $78 billion in June 2014 and was the first annual drop since 2009, according to an annual Treasury Department report on foreign holdings of U.S. securities. In addition to $109 billion of Treasuries, Saudi Arabia held $10 billion of long-term asset-backed securities in June 2015.

Captain suspended without pay after Boston Harbor grounding

The captain of a cruise ship that ran aground in Boston Harbor Saturday night while a wedding reception was being held on board has been suspended without pay, Boston Harbor Cruises said Tuesday. "At this time, the Captain has been suspended without pay pending the findings of both the Coast Guard and our internal investigations," Alison Nolan, general manager of the company, said in a statement.

White House doesna t agree with Holder that Snowden performed a public servicea

Days after an interview where former Attorney General Eric Holder appeared to praise former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden for sparking a debate on government surveillance and privacy, the White House said that President Barack Obama did not share his assessment that the disclosures were a "public service." The view of the administration is that "Mr. Snowden has been charged with serious crimes, he should return to the U.S., he should be afforded due process," White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday.

Jerry Brown Delivers a Serious, Savvy and Important Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

Jerry Brown, a strikingly successful and popular governor in his own state of California, whose approach is often held up as a model for Democrats nationally, refused and refused and refused to endorse a candidate during the course of the long race for the party's presidential nomination. Brown, whose three previous bids for the presidency suggested to some that he might harbor an interest in one last run, and whose relations with front-runner Hillary Clinton had not always been good, kept on the sidelines.

Glenn Beck suspended from radio show for agreeing with guest who…

Glenn Beck has been suspended from his show for the rest of the week for agreeing with a guest who seemed to be inciting violence against Donald Trump.. Conservative host Glenn Beck has been suspended by SiriusXM satellite radio for agreeing with an author who asked hypothetically "what patriot will step up" to remove Republican Donald Trump from office if he's elected president and oversteps his authority.

Province Fire

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally before thousands at the Fresno Fairgrounds' Paul Paul Theater on Sunday, May 29. The senator from Vermont was making a campaign swing through the San Joaquin Valley ahead of the June 7 California primary election. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders compares water problems in the Valley with those of Flint, Michigan, during rally in Visalia at Golden West High School.

California Governor Jerry Brown Endorses Former Rival Hillary…

"I want to be sure that it is Hillary Clinton who takes the oath of office, not Donald Trump," Brown says California governor Jerry Brown has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in an open letter , despite tension with the Clinton family that goes back over two decades, because he really hates Donald Trump. Brown's endorsement could be huge for Clinton, as his state's Democratic primary is one week away and he's a popular figure in California.

Trump Evokes MLK at Biker Vet Rally

It was one of those moments last summer when it looked like the short-lived Trump train would be a train wreck. Asked about criticism he had received from former presidential candidate and POW hero John McCain, Trump replied , "He's not a war hero.

Gov. Jerry Brown endorses Clinton ahead of California primary

California Gov. Jerry Brown addresses members of the media before signing a bill creating the highest statewide minimum wage at $15 an hour by 2022 at the Ronald Reagan building in Los Angeles on Monday, April 4, 2016. less California Gov. Jerry Brown addresses members of the media before signing a bill creating the highest statewide minimum wage at $15 an hour by 2022 at the Ronald Reagan building in Los Angeles on Monday, April ... more California Gov. Jerry Brown said on Tuesday he will vote for Hillary Clinton in the state's upcoming primary, explaining she has the best chance of thwarting the "dangerous candidacy" of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Rob Portman touts opioids work in first re-election ads

Sen. Rob Portman parlayed his work to combat the prescription painkiller and heroin crisis into a series of campaign ads Tuesday, as he tries to stave off former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and win re-election in November. Congress is trying to catch up with a devastating opioids outbreak that is killing more people than car crashes do in some places, and Mr. Portman , Ohio Republican, has frequently touted his efforts to stem the tide.

Rep. Lombardo running for re-election

The Billerica Republican is seeking his fourth term in the House of Representatives. Lombardo, who represents the 22nd Middlesex District in Billerica, was first elected in 2010 after serving two terms on the Board of Selectmen.

Exclusive: Westinghouse to get new site for Indian nuclear plant – officials

The six AP-1000 reactors would be built in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, after the original site proposed for the multi-billion-dollar project, in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat, faced local opposition. The breakthrough comes ahead of a June 7-8 visit by Modi to Washington, where he will be hosted by President Barack Obama for a final summit before the U.S. presidential election in November, and will address both houses of Congress.

The Heartbreaking Photo That Captures This Year’s European Refugee Crisis

In this Friday, May 27, 2016 photo, a Sea-Watch humanitarian organization crew member holds a drowned migrant baby, during a rescue operation off the coasts of Libya. Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as rescue ships saved thousands of others in daring operations.

NRA Tells Parents To Keep Guns In Kids’ Rooms

During a seminar on "home defense concepts" at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Louisville, an instructor encouraged gun owners to store firearms in their children's bedrooms. Rob Pincus, who owns the popular firearm instruction company I.C.E. Training , paced across a conference room stage as he repeatedly warned against the threat of violent home invasions.

Bill Clinton to campaign in Las Cruces

Bill Clinton to campaign in Las Cruces LAS CRUCES - Bill Clinton will campaign for his wife Hillary Clinton in Las Cruces on Thursday. Check out this story on lcsun-news.com: http://lcsun.co/1WWzE0N Former United States President Bill Clinton, campaigning for his wife, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, addresses a crowd at the Alamosa Community Center in Albuquerque, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

China to press US on maritime issues

Beijing, May 31 : Beijing will pressure Washington over maritime issues during the upcoming annual strategic and economic dialogue, as the US's increasing military presence in the South China Sea is among the country's major concerns, officials here said. China will bring up topics including the Taiwan question, Tibet and maritime security, and it will respond to the Korean peninsula nuclear issue which the US is expected to raise, China Daily on Tuesday quoted officials as saying.

Liberals to the Barricades

From Austria, France and the United States, to Poland, the Philippines, and Peru, illiberal populists are on the rise. Some blame runaway globalization; others blame income inequality; still others blame out-of-touch elites who simply don't get it .

East Tennessee native Jack Hanna: Cincinnati Zoo made right decision in shooting gorilla

An animal protection watchdog group Tuesday called on federal authorities to hold the Cincinnati Zoo responsible for the death of an endangered western lowland gorilla. The zoo's director, Thane Maynard, said Monday it remains safe for its 1.6 million annual visitors despite a weekend tragedy in which a gorilla was fatally shot to protect a 4-year-old boy who had entered its exhibit.

NYT: The Obama Administration Bullied their Own IRS to Violate the Law on Obamacare

The New York Times had an astounding article yesterday about the lengths to which the Obama administration went to bully everyone to accept the dubious legality of their massive insurer bailouts; bailouts for which there was absolutely no Congressional appropriation. A Federal judge has already ruled that these payments were illegal, and the administration has appealed - principally on the basis that Congress had no standing to bring the suit, not that the payments themselves were legal.

High court sides with property owners in wetlands case

The Supreme Court is making it easier for landowners to bring a court challenge when federal regulators try to restrict property development due to concerns about water pollution. The justices ruled unanimously Tuesday that a Minnesota company could file a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the agency's determination that its land is off limits to peat mining under the Clean Water Act.

How Clinton can own her email scandal

Without belaboring how we got to that point and altogether glossing over the boring details of the FBI's ongoing digital probe, what once seemed like just another manufactured Republican messaging hit is now on full spigot with the State Department inspector general's crushing audit. Folks like Chris Cillizza here are ringing the cowbells.

During this week’s recess, Rubio wants Congress to hear from voters…

President Barack Obama has an outspoken and unlikely ally in his push for more dollars to combat the rising threat of the Zika virus - former Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio. The Florida senator, whose home state has an alarming number of Zika infections, is ridiculing fellow Republicans in Congress for refusing to back the White House's request for $1.9 billion to fight the mosquito-borne virus.

Volkswagen profits tumble as emissions scandal takes toll

Volkswagen saw profits tumble by nearly a fifth at the start of 2016 as it continued to grapple with the fall-out from its global emissions scandal. The group posted a 19.3% drop in pre-tax profits to 3.2 billion euros for the three months to the end of March, with revenues down 3.4%.

Republicans Fight to Regain Voter Data Parity with Democrats

The RNC's efforts to modernize its data and targeting operations comes as the party's presumptive presidential nominee has shown disdain for such efforts One of the records inside a massive and rapidly growing Republican National Committee database contains three predictive numbers about Barack Obama's political leanings. There's a 95 percent likelihood Obama will vote in the 2016 general election, the database predicts, based on computer modeling.

Senate investigation finds ‘systemic’ failures at VA watchdog

The probe by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee found the VA inspector general discounted key evidence and left veterans in harm's way at a VA facility in Wisconsin. Senate investigation finds 'systemic' failures at VA watchdog The probe by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee found the VA inspector general discounted key evidence and left veterans in harm's way at a VA facility in Wisconsin.

Campaign Daybook: Trump Moved Assets to Tax-Friendly Delaware

The Republican nominee transferred dozens of the "Trump" trademarks for everything from hotels to ties to his U.S. golf courses into a new Delaware-based company as he papered for his White House run, Bloomberg's Lynnley Browning reports. By shifting more than 110 registered or pending trademarks to Delaware, Trump consolidated them in a state that doesn't tax income from royalties on intellectual property.

If Captain Cook’s ship is found in Newport Harbor, whose is it?

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: PROVIDENCE, R.I. - If the ship legendary explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world is found at the bottom of Newport Harbor, Rhode Island will own it outright because of a legal maneuver it took nearly two decades ago based on an obscure, centuries-old maritime practice.

Donald Trump’s Advice For Paying Off Mortgage

The Outbrain advertising network, which pumps clickbait headlines and images across the Internet, is publishing a little article under the title Donald Trump's Advice For Paying Off Mortgage . In what sense is Donald Trump qualified to give working Americans advice about how to pay off their mortgages? Trump has never had to set a household budget on an ordinary scale, or take a second job just in order to pay for food and keep the electricity and water flowing.

Sherrod Brown, Rob Portman find common ground in U.S. Senate despite party differences

Ohio Sens. Rob Portman, left, and Sherrod Brown - seen together in January at the Martin Luther King Jr. ceremonies at the Columbus Convention Center - have developed a cordial relationship despite their partisan differences. WASHINGTON - You wouldn't think they like each other or have anything in common: the soft-spoken, button-down conservative Republican from Cincinnati who served as U.S. trade representative under President George W. Bush, and the gravel-voiced, rumpled Democrat from Cleveland who wrote a book called "The Myths of Free Trade."

The Latest: Germany investigates alleged groping at festival

In this Friday, May 27, 2016 photo, a Sea-Watch humanitarian organization crew member holds a drowned migrant baby, during a rescue operation off the coasts of Libya. Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as rescue ships saved thousands of others in daring operations.

South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

A man watches a TV news program reporting about a missile launch of North Korea, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that tempers somewhat recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.

Kennedy relatives visit South Africa to mark anniversary

In 1966, Robert F. Kennedy traveled to apartheid South Africa and spoke about equality and the rule of law in speeches that were informed by the civil rights struggle roiling the United States at the time. This week, two-dozen members of his family as well as a U.S. congressional delegation are in democratic South Africa to mark the 50th anniversary of that visit.

Tree of Life case against Upper Arlington remains legal quagmire after 5 years

What started as a federal lawsuit alleging religious discrimination by Upper Arlington might now be more about comparables and cash than Christ. Tree of Life, a local Christian school system, accuses Upper Arlington of opposing its planned consolidation of four area schools at one campus in the suburb because the city wants to maximize property taxes from that prime site.

EU court adviser: Sanctions on Russian firms legally valid

A senior adviser to the European Court of Justice says European Union economic sanctions imposed on Russian companies are valid in the main under the EU's common security and defense policy. Advocate General Melchior Wathelet issued the opinion Tuesday in response to a challenge the Russian oil and gas producer Rosneft filed before a British court.

From Ike to Obama, CIA has briefed presidential candidates

After the political convention confetti is swept away, a more sobering tradition of the presidential election begins: The regular, top-secret intelligence briefings for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. Started by President Harry S. Truman, the briefings are designed to get the candidates, before they walk into the Oval Office, up to speed on problems around the globe.

The disaster that would be Vice President Newt Gingrich: Giving him…

No one is better at abusing power in D.C. than Newt - he'd be yet another reason America needs to reject Give Newt Gingrich credit for knowing how to play the long game. The congressional back-bencher spent years amassing power in the House of Representatives in order to position himself to take the Speaker's job when the moment was right - in his case, after the Republican Revolution of 1994.

Bernie Sanders feels Oracle burn for Game 7

The Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals Sunday with a Game 7 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, which was attended by Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who spoke at a campaign event earlier in Oakland. Sanders arrived at halftime with actor and political activist Danny Glover and wore a blue Oxford shirt that stood out in a sea of yellow "Strength in Numbers" shirts worn by Warriors fans in his section, according to pool media reports.

Snowden did ‘service’, but should still be punished – Holder

In this March 4, 2015, file photo, then-Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the Justice Department in Washington. Holder says Edward Snowden performed a "public service" in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programmes, but that he should still return to the United States to stand trial.

Kansas views on legislative elections, budget troubles, welfare restrictions, earthquakes

The ultraconservatives in charge have sabotaged the state economy, transferred the burden of paying for what's left of state government from businesses and well-off residents to those without resources to pay for anything additional, and without remorse are seeking re-election. How any of them can look at us with a straight face, let alone ask for our votes, is beyond the pale.

Federal fund protecting pensions low on money

One of the nation's largest multi-employer pension funds said that it is out of ideas for ways to save itself from an impending failure. After the Treasury Department rejected its Hail Mary proposal, which would have substantially cut benefits for some retirees, the Central States Pension Fund has little choice but to turn to a federal insurance program that is supposed to offer a lifeline to troubled pension funds.

Gary Johnson wins Libertarian party nomination for president

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson won the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination on Sunday, fending off five rivals from different factions on two closely fought ballots and securing more than 55.8 percent of the total vote. "I will work as hard as I can to represent everyone in this room," Johnson said after his victory.

Blackburn forges ahead with inquiry

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., insists there's no partisan agenda behind the investigation she's leading into the medical procedures and business practices of abortion providers. But the investigation has been roiled by partisan warfare for weeks, with Democrats charging that Blackburn and Republicans on the panel conducting the probe are abusing their authority and putting lives at risk.

Learning to run on autopilot in Egypt

A demonstrator waves the Egyptian flag in Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 25, 2012, to mark the first anniversary of Egypt's uprising. Autopilot is an amazing thing - that human ability to keep going, to keep existing, numbly, to move on and forget, despite the madness and the chaos unfurling around us.

Vet sees hope after an eye-opening career

Editor's Note: The Unsung Hero article featuring Frank Dobscha that appeared in Monday's edition of The Journal inadvertently used an image meant for an upcoming profile on George Pucciarelli. Dobscha did not appear on the cover of Time magazine; Pucciarelli did.

Animal rights activists disrupt Sanders rally in Oakland

Secret Service agents remove a man from the crowd during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, May 30, 2016. A group of animal rights activists briefly interrupted the Sanders rally in Northern California when they jumped barricades and tried to rush the podium.

Opinion: Warren, – Bern whisperer,’ could play a pivotal role

ELIZABETH Warren has a rare talent for distilling political messages. In 2011, as she was running for the Senate seat that she won the next year, the former Harvard law professor delivered the kind of concise, pointed rationale for public investment - and the taxation to support it - that the White House had been striving to master for the previous three years.

Our guns here to stay

Nothing gets America fired up quite like a debate about the Second Amendment. It's a meritless squabble, yet opportunities abound for many a politician and special interest group to draw immense benefit.

Where’s the blame in school funding?

A relatively or somewhat, or maybe just not, clever plan by the Kansas Legislature this spring to meet the increasing funding needs of Kansas public schools by shuffling money within the school finance budget law was declared, well, not clever and not constitutional by the Kansas Supreme Court last week.

Sun Pharma Falls Most in Two Months After Profit Misses Views

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., India's largest drugmaker, fell the most in two months after reporting fourth-quarter earnings that missed analyst estimates amid higher investments and regulatory pressures. The stock fell as much as 4.6 percent to 775 rupees, the biggest drop since March 29 on an intra-day basis.

Ocean Blasting: Groups Seek Ban as Atlantic Test Looms


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Seismic surveying involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves that bounce off the sea bed and are recorded by ships. SANDY HOOK, N.J. It's been compared to hearing dynamite explode, or standing next to a jet engine.

Senate Introduces Concurrent Resolution Opposing Federal Excise Tax Increases


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The 12-percent FET, the highest federal ad valorem excise tax , was first levied to help finance World War I. Sen. Cory Gardner introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 40 , expressing opposition toward increasing the 12-percent Federal Excise Tax on heavy trucks and truck bodies. Last year, House Representatives Reid Ribble and Tim Walz introduced companion legislation, H.Con.Res.33 .

The past surfaces in Powers Lake

Cliff Cassidy's grandson, Ryan Cahill, 11, was walking a paddleboard into Powers Lake Monday morning when he spotted something in about a foot of water on the sandy bottom. Not sure what it was, Ryan picked up the thin piece of metal and brought it into Cassidy's lake home, where Cassidy almost immediately recognized it from the name, letters and numbers stamped into the 1 -inch-1 -inch oval.

Around Town: Lawmaker to Ksu: Bring art during budget talks

University presidents intent on displaying exhibits, such as the one Kennesaw State University had on AIDS last month, can expect to bring samples of their work down to the statehouse when making the case for their annual university budgets, said state Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs.

Sanders brings his campaign message to East Oakland church

Sen. Bernie Sanders sits with San Francisco supervisor Jane Kim and Danny Glover during his camopaign appearance at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland on Monday. Sen. Bernie Sanders sits with San Francisco supervisor Jane Kim and Danny Glover during his camopaign appearance at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland on Monday.

Weak Rand Drives South African Corn, Wheat, Soybean to Records

South African grain and oilseed prices surged to records after the rand weakened and international prices increased, making imports pricier just as the country becomes a net buyer of the commodities after a drought damaged local harvests. Yellow corn for July delivery rose 2.7 percent to 3,815 rand a metric ton on the South African Futures Exchange in Johannesburg Monday, the highest level since trading started in August 1996.

Sanders labels Trump ‘Mr. Macho’

The Vermont senator, who is hunkering down in California for his last showdown with Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential race, used the nickname as he bashed the presumptive Republican nominee for embracing -- and then backing away from -- the idea of a debate against Sanders. "Let me not worry about Hillary Clinton right now.

The list of Republicans skipping the GOP convention grows over Donald Trump

In sickness and in health: Former Illinois athlete ties the knot with his fiancA e eight months after he had all four limbs amputated due to a life-threatening infection While Donald Trump will be the star of his convention, a number of the GOP's who's who said they won't be coming to Cleveland A number of GOP senators and House members have already said they're staying in Washington, D.C. to do work One of the previous GOP nominees - Bob Dole - will be heading to Cleveland while the Bushes, John McCain and Mitt Romney will stay home Donald Trump has said he wants to have a 'showbiz'-filled Republican National Convention in Cleveland, but he's also going to have to contend with a number of party no-shows.

On a foggy night, a deadly naval disaster off Newport Beach

It was midmorning on Tuesday, July 19, 1960, and two 376-foot U.S. Navy destroyers, foghorns blaring, were groping their way through dense fog five miles off Newport Beach. Both ships, the Ammen , which was heading to San Diego from the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, where it had unloaded it ammunition, and the Collett, sailing from San Diego to Long Beach, had been in the thick of combat in the Pacific during World War II.

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In the 1960s, Ernesto Miranda was identified in a police lineup by a woman, who accused him of kidnapping and rape. He was arrested and questioned by authorities for two hours until h confessed to the crimes.

Spokane celebrates Memorial Day

On Monday, people across the Inland Northwest honored those who made the ultimate sacrifice by going to Memorial Day ceremonies. One military couple from Spokane pays a constant tribute.

Rare Override

"This was a negotiated settlement," said Senate President John Cullerton . "Compared to what we've done for the Downstate police and fire pension funds, which has resulted in 43 years of additional extensions to give them a forty-year cycle, this is simply saying that Chicago should have that same forty-year cycle."

Love, liberty and loss at Green Hillsa Memorial Day ceremony

San Pedro resident Sue McLeavy reflects at her father Korean War veteran Eldon Northrup's graveside, before she and her family attended the 31st annual “Green Hills Memorial Park Memorial Day Observance, " at Green Hills Memorial Park. Eldon who died in 2011, attended most of the observance's.

Poll: Voters feel disconnected, helpless in 2016

That's according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which helps explain the rise of outsider candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders and suggests challenges ahead for fractured parties that must come together to win this fall. “It feels like the state of politics is generally broken,” said Joe Denother, a 37-year-old Oregon voter who typically favors Republicans.

On cutting-edge voter data, Trump critically behind Clinton – Mon, 30 May 2016 PST

Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by months, even years, in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data specialists working with the GOP say. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has dismissed the science that defines 21st century political campaigns, a tool that President Barack Obama used effectively in PHILADELPHIA - Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by months, even years, in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data specialists working with the GOP say.

Hillary Clinton marches in hometown Memorial Day parade

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she walks in a Memotial Day parade Monday, May 30, 2016, in Chappaqua, N.Y. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she walks in a Memotial Day parade Monday, May 30, 2016, in Chappaqua, N.Y. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she walks in a Memotial Day parade Monday, May 30, 2016, in Chappaqua, N.Y. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she walks in a Memotial Day parade Monday, May 30, 2016, in Chappaqua, N.Y. Firefighters salute as a Memorial Day parade passes Monday, May 30, 2016, in Chappaqua, N.Y. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, her husband former President Bill Clinton, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo walked in the parade.

Once opposed, now in favour: Republicans form an orderly line to endorse Trump

Marco Rubio not so long ago insulted Donald Trump's tan, made crude insinuations about his anatomy, and dubbed him a "con man" and "the most vulgar person ever to aspire to the presidency". Yet days after Trump clinched enough delegates to become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, the Florida senator said he would speak on the billionaire's behalf if asked, and would release his delegates to Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.

A restricted application Social Security tip for 132% higher benefit

A restricted application Social Security tip for 132% higher benefit Q: How can I use restricted application to my benefit? Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1WUYkqr Q: The recent changes to Social Security have altered my retirement strategy. I am eligible for restricted application; I was born in 1952.

Why America still controls its nuclear weapons with ancient floppy disks

It's hard to believe these magnetic, 8-inch data storage devices are what's propping up the most fearsome weapons humanity has ever created. But the Department of Defense is still relying on this technology to coordinate key strategic forces such as nuclear bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles, according to a new government report.

A Song For Memorial Day

It's Memorial Day, and while that is a day for starting off Summer with grilling and the beach, it's also a time to remember those who have fallen in wartime. And a reminder that working for peace is the best memorial we can give.

Few Memorial Day travel headaches, most wait times bearable

Travelers who had braced for long lines and long waits were instead moving through most U.S. airports fairly quickly Monday, as the busy Memorial Day travel weekend drew to close. "Honestly it wasn't too bad," said Kendra Morehead of Wooster, Ohio, who flew from Detroit to Denver for a conference.

U.S. Military ‘Toys’

A US Army technician operates the ' Active Denial System', a non- lethal weapon that uses directed energy and projects a beam of man-sized millimeter waves up to 1000 meters that when fired at a human, delivers a heat sensation to the skin and generally makes humans stop what they are doing and run. Listen to Perfect For Memorial Day Stations on iHeartRadio Photo: Getty Images Ordnancemen from Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron Three get ready to load AGM-88 HARM missiles on an EA-6B Prowler aircraft aboard the USS America in the Adriatic Sea.

Clinton Planning Boston Fundraiser With Jon Bon Jovi

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Parole hearings begin for juveniles with long prison terms

The state Board of Pardons and Paroles is set to begin new parole hearings for juvenile offenders who were sentenced to lengthy prison terms. The hearings stem from state legislation approved last year that brought Connecticut in line with a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on long prison sentences for juveniles.

The Most Interesting Characters From the Libert…

It's not just Republicans and Democrats gearing up for the 2016 election - Libertarians from across the country huddled in Orlando this past weekend to choose their presidential nominee. They're the voters who don't fit into the customary two-party divide: As social liberals and fiscal conservatives, they're pushing their own movement to create a viable third party.

English Channel Feared as Latest Drowning Risk …

As the weather improves, more migrants may try to cross the Channel in small boats in an attempt to find alternative routes to Europe, a representative from the French authority that is in charge of guarding the body of water told ABC News. "It is a very dangerous route because there is very important traffic with big commercial boats, ferries and a lot of ships, and the area is not that big," Ophelia Patry, deputy to the French Maritime Prefect overseeing the English Channel and the North Sea, told ABC News.

Verizon strikers to return to jobs Wednesday after agreement

Striking Verizon workers said they will be back on the job Wednesday after reaching a tentative agreement with the phone, TV and Internet giant. Seven weeks after picking up picket signs, about 40,000 East Coast workers came to terms with Verizon on a variety of issues including pay, benefits and the size of the workforce.

Winston Aldworth: Looking ahead

Sadly, I've shot myself in the foot by thinking ahead to my trip to New Orleans next month. Photo / iStock It's like double-dipping on the "happy glow" of a holiday buzz: you get to enjoy the holiday , but in the weeks or months beforehand you can warm up by researching your destination or even just flicking through photos online.

west niles, garland merrick

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland has delivered the commencement address at the Chicago-area high school where he graduated 46 years ago as class valedictorian. Garland stayed away from addressing the partisan divide over his nomination during his 15-minute speech Sunday to the 2016 Niles West High School graduates.

VA, SS Mistakenly “Killed” 4,200 Vets Over Past Few Years


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On Memorial Day, we remember the many men and women who lost their lives while in defense of our freedoms and security. For those servicemen and women who come home, the challenges can be daunting.

Establishment Democrats Courting Disaster

In the 1964 film classic, Dr. Strangelove, Slim Pickens is seen riding a nuclear bomb down to his certain death - and perhaps to the end of us all - while he calmly inventories his survival equipment. As Hillary falls behind Trump, the Establishment is doing all it can to to continue to discredit Sanders -- who beats Trump handily -- and chase him out of the race.

In Meme-Moriam

This weekend, America will pause to honor the thousands of men and women who fought and died to preserve ExxonMobil's First Amendment rights, and protect it from the tyranny of justice. The effort to cast Exxon as victim of a cabal between state Attorneys General, environmentalists, and other ne'er-do-wells followed reports by journalists from InsideClimate News , the Los Angeles Times , and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

The stakes are high in 10 Maine Senate primaries

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine legislative primaries are often easy to overlook, but the 10 Maine Senate nominations to be decided on June 14 will either alter the campaign calculus for determining control of the next Senate or pick runaway general election favorites. - Sen. Earle McCormick, R-West Gardiner, is leaving his seat, with Gardiner City Councilor Maureen Blanchard facing retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm.

Elizabeth Warren is good at her job

Elizabeth Warren has a rare talent for distilling political messages. In 2011, as she was running for the Senate seat she won the next year, the former Harvard law professor delivered the kind of concise, pointed rationale for public investment - and the taxation to support it - that the White House had been striving to master for the previous three years.

How the presidential candidates’ retirement programs stack up

If you are closing in on retirement age, you are keenly interested in how the three remaining Presidential candidates - Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders - plan to deal with the fiscal challenges of Social Security and Medicare . If you are not close to retirement age, you should be even more interested, as the long-term stability of both programs could be at stake in this election.

British pair remanded after 18 Albanians rescued in English Channel

Two British men have been remanded in custody charged with immigration offences after 18 Albanians were rescued from a sinking boat in the English Channel. Mark Stribling, 35, from Farningham, Kent, and Robert Stilwell, 33, from Dartford, appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court to face charges under Section 25 of the Immigration Act 1971.

Romania: tiny percentage of funds needed for statue raised

A union says nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement. It includes 1,300 new call center jobs, nearly 11 percent in raises over four years... A union says nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement.

Donald Trump Finds Fans in China

China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public figure, despite notoriety elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV show.

Trump’s Movement Campaign Needs Adjustments At Margins

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Storm safe rooms as a wedding gift? Sure, in Tornado Alley

In this photo provided by Jason T. Williams, Ricky and Kayla Smith and their 2-year-old daughter Kailee stand in front of the tornado safe room built in their garage in Joplin, Mo., shortly after they got married in 2013. The couple was able to pay for the safe room with wedding gift donations.

Please, Thank Those Who Gave All, Not Me

After years hearing "Thank you for your service" a thousand times from friends and strangers, the final straw for me came from the most unlikely of persons. It was a few weeks ago while driving into neighboring Fort Campbell, when the young Army MP at the gate handed back to me my retiree ID card, offering his own "Thank you for your service."

Ap Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

In this May 27, 2016 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speak with the Atomic Bomb Dome seen at rear at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan. less FILE - In this May 27, 2016 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speak with the Atomic Bomb Dome seen at rear at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, ... more FILE - In this Thursday, May 26, 2016, file photo passers-by move past riot police near the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima, southwestern Japan.

Memorial Day and the Glorification of Past Wars

The Saker reports that Russia is preparing for World War III, not because Russia intends to initiate aggression but because Russia is alarmed by the hubris and arrogance of the West, by the demonization of Russia, by provocative military actions by the West, by American interference in the Russian province of Chechnya and in former Russian provinces of Ukraine and Georgia, and by the absence of any restraint from Western Europe on Washington's ability to foment war. Like Steven Starr, Stephen Cohen, myself, and a small number of others, the Saker understands the reckless irresponsibility of convincing Russia that the United States intends to attack her.

The Funny Business of Farm Credit

In May of 1998 we held a conference dedicated to two Government-sponsored Enterprises - Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In my statement to that assembly, I noted that both corporations had been enjoying good times, but cautioned that one of the unintended consequences of fat profits over a long period is the tendency of both government and private corporations to start believing in the fantasy of ever-rising profits.

Bangladeshi Solution

Assam had been in turmoil for the last 40 years over the influx of Bangladeshi Muslims into Assam and settling there illegally under the grab of being Indian Muslims. The Indian Muslims of Assam not only give them safe hiding but also helped them in getting ration cards and inclusion in the voter list.

Sun Pharma Says U.S. Unit Gets Subpoena in Antitrust Probe

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., India's largest drugmaker, said its U.S. unit received a grand jury subpoena from the Justice Department's antitrust division related to generic products and pricing. The summons also sought documents about communications with competitors and others regarding the sale of generic drugs, along with corporate and employee records, Sun Pharma said in a May 27 stock exchange filing.

Britain ‘at risk’ due to lack of coastal patrol boats

Twenty people, including two children, had to be rescued on Sunday after the inflatable boat they were in started taking on water. Border Force officials confirmed they were questioning the 18 Albanians and two British nationals who were rescued from the English Channel in the early hours of the morning.

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An armed squad has killed eleven people in Venezuela, including a Colombian national and three minors, according to the Attorney GeneralA s office. The impoverished country is descending into violence.

Though largely unknown, Trump finds fans in China

China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China though, he's only just emerging as a public figure, despite notoriety elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV shows.

Sanders calls for DNC heads to roll; Frank and Malloy

Bernie Sanders' campaign is asking the DNC to remove Barney Frank and Daniel Malloy from their leadership positions over allegations that they are "aggressive attack surrogates for the Democratic Party." The Bernie Sanders campaign is calling upon the DNC to remove both former New York Congressman Barnie Frank and Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy from their leadership positions in the Democratic Party.

Digital campaigns get the vote

USA president Barack Obama is scheduled to serve his last full day in the White House on 19 January 2017. When he looks back at the legacy of his administration, including the elimination of Osama bin Laden, introduction of Obamacare, initial steps towards normalising relations with Cuba, shutting down the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison for "combatants", and many others, are likely to be high on the list of his achievements during his eight-year presidency.

Enzo’s Organic Matcha To Release New Video

Enzo's Private Selection is teaming up with Brothers Production Company to release a video about their new 100 % Organic Matcha Green Tea Blend. Buffalo, NY -- The video will be available in June on Enzo's Private Selection product page on Amazon, on their website and in Amazon video shorts.

Photos: 2016 Memorial Day Ceremony At the Gazebo

Robert Mirto, Esq., was the Master of Ceremonies, and he and all of the honored guests kept their addresses short, so there were no medical emergencies and the parade stepped off earlier than in some past years. US Senator Richard Blumenthal, and First Selectman Jim Zeoli made brief comments, and two students from Orange Elementary Schools read short poems.

Though largely unknown, Trump finds fans in China

In this March 1, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Signature Flight Hangar at Port-Columbus International Airport in Columbus, Ohio. China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade.

Visitors to Hiroshima memorial reflect on Obama’s visit

Bomb survivor Kinuyo Ikegami offers prayers at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Convinced that the time for this moment is right at last, U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first American president to confront the historic and haunted ground of Hiroshima.

A look back: Veterans gather for Memorial Day service

Veterans and their families gathered at Roselawn Memorial Park on Sunday to tend to loved ones' graves and take part in a Memorial Day service honoring the sacrifice of those who died serving in the military. Roselawn Memorial Park and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars work together every year to host the event.

Bernie Sanders Mocks Trump’s ‘Genius’ on California Drought

One person was killed and five others, including two police officers, were wounded in Houston Sunday after a shooting involving what officials said were high-powe... -- More than 700 migrants are missing after several shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea this week, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency. According to BBC, the... For millions of Americans, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer.

LOOK: President Obama uses his baby magic

On his world farewell tour at Japan, Obama went to deliver a speech at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station located at Iwakuni, Japan. Here he thanked and applauded everyone who served and placed their lives on the line.

War Stories for Memorial Day

Whether chilling on a beach or grilling out on a patio, Memorial Day is a perfect time to remember the sacrifice of our fallen soldiers with their stories of bravery. Today, I'll share some war stories with you that will hopefully encourage you to in turn share your own family's stories.

Up and Down – But Mostly Up – the Income Ladder

TWO RESEARCHERS at the Bank of Italy have documented something remarkable about Florence, the gorgeous Tuscan capital where the Medicis ruled and the Renaissance was born: The city's wealthiest residents today are descended from its wealthiest families six centuries ago. As The Wall Street Journal reported this month , economists Guglielmo Barone and Sauro Mocetti looked at tax records compiled in Florence in 1427 alongside municipal tax data from 2011.

Rules? What rules?

"Rules are made to be broken" is a saying that has many variations, but perhaps no one has summed up Hillary Clinton's attitude about rules more than the late science-fiction writer, Robert A. Heinlein, who said: "I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them.

Libertarians pick ex-New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson for president

The Libertarian Party again nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate Sunday, believing he can challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton because of their poor showing in popularity polls. Mr. Johnson, 63, won the nomination on the second ballot at the party's convention in Orlando, Fla., defeating Austin Petersen, the founder of The Libertarian Republic magazine; and anti-computer virus company founder John McAfee.

National Briefs: Rubio eyes new run for office

After his failed presidential campaign, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is not running for re-election, he doesn't plan on running for governor of Florida in 2018, and he does not want to be Donald Trump's pick for vice president. But Mr. Rubio said it's a "safe assumption" that he will run for public office again at some point in the future.

Sanders stresses importance of California primary

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday called California the "big enchilada" in his attempt to overtake Hillary Clinton and claim the Democratic presidential nomination. Asked on NBC's "Meet the Press" about his chances of winning, Mr. Sanders acknowledged that he needed to do very well in the June 7 primary.

New NRC Inspector Assigned to Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant


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Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials have selected Brian Lin as the new resident inspector at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Middletown, Pa. The plant is operated by Exelon Nuclear.

E.J. Dionne Jr.: ‘America First’ was made in Europe

Here's the irony of Donald Trump's "America First," immigrant-bashing, free-trade-averse, make-us-great-again nationalism: It is a European import. The American right has typically been anti-government, reverent of the Constitution, suspicious of political strongmen and resolute in insisting that "American exceptionalism" makes us different from other nations.

Trump aide Lewandowski defends Martinez criticism, says focus should be jobs and economy


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Top Donald Trump aide Corey Lewandowski on Sunday defended Trump's recent criticism of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a fellow Republican, and deflected a host of other complaints about Trump's presidential campaign, saying the real issues are jobs and the economy. "The governor is not doing the job," Lewandowski said about Martinez on "Fox News Sunday," in a sharp exchange with host Chris Wallace.

Waste Workers

Tonight, I put out my trash and my recycling. What will happen to it tomorrow morning when the workers come pick it up? Almost no one thinks about this.

Trump:Illegal immigrants are treated better than veterans

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters and bikers at a Rolling Thunder rally at the National Mall in Washington today. WASHINGTON >> Republican Donald Trump told a motorcycle rally that people in the U.S. illegally often are cared for better than the nation's military veterans, without backing up his allegation.

Obama refused to budge on cutting anti-terror funds

Sen. Chuck Schumer says Democrats and Republicans in the Senate couldn't support Obama's proposal to ax anti-terror funding. The Obama administration "stuck to their guns" on slashing nearly $300 million in anti-terror funding, but Congress was not willing to go along, Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday.

Incumbents in GOP tepid on Trump

There are signs that the "ostrich effect" is spreading inside the halls of Congress, where Senate Republicans running for re-election in tight races are putting distance between themselves and Donald Trump - with some wary of even mentioning his name. While rank-and-file voters are lining up behind Mr. Trump , some conservative pundits, party leaders and members of Congress just aren't there, saying they can't square the billionaire businessman's controversial rhetoric and personal attacks on the campaign trail.

Hardly a dog’s life for Obama’s pets Bo and Sunny

In this Dec. 4, 2013, file photo, Bo, right, and Sunny, the Obama family dogs, watch as children join first lady Michelle Obama in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington. It's hardly a dog's life of just eating and sleeping for President Barack Obama's pets Bo and Sunny.

Garland gives commencement address at old high school

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland delivered the commencement speech Sunday at the Chicago-area high school where he graduated as valedictorian 46 years ago, though he didn't address the partisan divide over his nomination. The U.S. appeals court judge in Washington, D.C., instead used his 15-minute address to the Niles West High School graduating class to touch on common commencement themes such as life's unexpected "twists and turns."

After nearly 12 year fight, historic Catholic Church in Mass. closes

The church is closing after a nearly 12-year, around-the-clock vigil by parishioners who had tried to keep their beloved house of worship open. In 2004, when low attendance forced the St. Frances church in Boston to close, more than 100 parishioners started taking shifts occupying the pre... Named after the first Italian-American saint, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church has sat near the shore of Scituate, Massachusetts since the 1960s.

Libertarians pick ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson for president

In a Friday, May 27, 2016 file photo, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks to supporters and delegates at the National Libertarian Party Convention, in Orlando, Fla. Omn Sunday, May 29, 2016, The Libertarian Party again nominated former New Mexico Gov. Johnson as its presidential candidate, believing he can challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton because of their poor showing in popularity polls.

Britain’s wide open borders: Second boat of Albanians tries to…

Britain's wide open borders: Second boat of Albanians tries to land on UK shore as just three patrol boat patrols guard 7,700 mile coastline and French coastguard chief says the Channel is the new Med Britain's lax border controls were branded a 'complete mess' last night as experts warned vast swathes of coastline were wide open to migrants. Coastguards intercepted a dinghy carrying 18 Albanians trying to reach the Kent coast - the second in the same location in just two weeks - raising fears that many more are attempting the journey.

Sanders breathes life into a Florida professor’s unlikely bid to oust the DNC chair

Tim Canova, in a blue shirt, joins Verizon protesters on May 25 in Pembroke Pines, Fla. The little-known law professor is challenging Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in August's primary Tim Canova was driving from a rally against money in politics to a protest against chemical giant Monsanto this month when his spokeswoman called to tell him that Sen. Bernie Sanders had just gone on CNN and endorsed his long-shot primary challenge against the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

Libertarians pick Johnson and Weld ticket after close contest

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks to supporters and delegates at the National Libertarian Party Convention on May 27 in Orlando. ORLANDO -- William Weld, a former governor of Massachusetts who made a late-career leap to the Libertarian Party, won its vice presidential nomination Sunday after a close and raucous convention vote.

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Former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard will be honored by an LGBT business group for his advocacy on gay rights issues. The Indy Rainbow Chamber of Commerce will present Ballard with a plaque at a June 1 ceremony.

Winter, Hope bring joy to survivor of Bloomingdale attack

The woman known for surviving an attack at the Bloomingdale library in 2008 splashed Saturday with Winter and Hope, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium's famed dolphins. Queena, through her family's support and determination, continues to serve as an inspiration even though the attack left her unable to walk, talk, see or eat on her own.

More Than 700 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean Shipwrecks

According to BBC, the... For millions of Americans, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer. People will crowd the beaches, head to their localpool and fire up the grill, but it's ... Race results from Friday, May 27th at Hi Way 92 Park: Super Stock Qualify: 1. Davey Urwin, 2. Kyle Austin, 3. Clarence Hays, 4. Miller Brothers.

Visitors to Hiroshima memorial reflect on Obama’s visit

Bomb survivor Kinuyo Ikegami offers prayers at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Convinced that the time for this moment is right at last, U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first American president to confront the historic and haunted ground of Hiroshima.

Japanese pronunciation of Hiroshima has virtually no accent

School children pose for a group photo with the Atomic Bomb Dome as a backdrop in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Convinced that the time for this moment is right at last, U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first American president to confront the historic and haunted ground of Hiroshima.

Trump rallies veterans at annual Rolling Thunder gathering

"Thousands of people are dying waiting in line to see a doctor. That is not going to happen anymore," Trump told veterans gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial as part of the annual Rolling Thunder event, which brings thousands of motorcyclists to Washington each Memorial Day weekend.

Delusions of competence this election season

In general, you shouldn't pay much attention to polls at this point, especially with Republicans unifying around Donald Trump while Bernie Sanders hasn't conceded the inevitable. Still, I was struck by several recent polls showing Trump favored over Hillary Clinton on the question of who can best manage the economy.

Trump Slams Obama for Not Mentioning Pearl Harbour Attack

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has attacked President Barack Obama for not mentioning the deadly Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 during his historic trip to Japan this week. "Does President Obama ever discuss the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor while he's in Japan? Thousands of American lives lost.

Trump on tap to speak at Rolling Thunder rally in capital

Donald Trump was focusing on veterans Sunday at the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally, hoping to find a receptive audience despite some missteps in his presidential campaign. Trump angered veterans early on when he criticized the military record of John McCain, the Arizona senator who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008.

Tsai makes first military inspection

President Tsai Ing-wen inspected two military bases in Eastern Taiwan on Sunday, her first ever trip in her capacity as the nation's commander in chief. The president boarded Air Force One for Eastern Taiwan where she inspected Hualien Air Base and the neighboring Jiashan Air Base, the island's primary eastern defense area.

Gay marriage victory at Supreme Court triggering backlash

Gay marriage victory at Supreme Court triggering backlash Transgender rights, religious exemptions represent next wave of legal battle Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://usat.ly/1TObkL8 Protesters rally in April against a North Carolina law that restricts LGBT rights, including the use of public restrooms by transgender people. WASHINGTON - When the Supreme Court declared a constitutional right to same-sex marriage last June, the man who won the leading case warned that opponents would find new ways to push back.

Libertarians pick ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson for president

The Libertarian Party has nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate just as it did in 2012. Delegates to the party's convention in Orlando on Sunday picked Johnson on the second ballot over Austin Petersen, the founder of The Libertarian Republic magazine, and anti-computer virus company founder John McAfee.

No Dog’s Life For President’s Pets

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Donald Trump claps back to Kristallnacht likening, calls Bill Weld an alcoholic

Asked about the Kristallnacht comparison the former Massachusetts made when talking about Trump's proposal to deport an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants from the country, the Republican candidate responded in true Trump form. "I don't talk about his alcoholism, so why would he talk about my foolishly perceived fascism?" Trump told The New York Times through a spokeswoman.

Highlights From the Libertarian Party Presidential Debate

Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson faced off against his four main rivals on the debate stage on Saturday night, earning some of the night's loudest cheers and boos as he tried to sell his viability in the general election without alienating his party's more hardcore members. When asked whether it was wrong for the United States to intervene in WWI? In WWII? Johnson's entire answer was "I don't know."

Trump Campaign Chief: a Trouble Follows the Clintons Everywherea

As he begins to build his strategy for the general election, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump will not only attack his likely Democrat opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but also her husband and family, according to Trump's campaign chairman and chief strategist. "Trouble follows the Clinton's everywhere," Paul Manafort told ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, during an interview Sunday on This Week .

Murphy and Himes to discuss opioid epidemic

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy , D-Conn, and U.S Rep Jim Himes , D-4, on Tuesday will meet with city officials and Fairfield County first responders to discuss a growing opioid epidemic in Connecticut. Both Murphy and Himes will meet with Stamford Mayor David Martin , local law enforcement, first responders, treatment providers, and community organizations to discuss local efforts to address the ongoing heroin and opioid epidemic in Fairfield County.

Gary Johnson wins Libertarian presidential nomination

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson won the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination on Sunday, fending off five rivals from different factions on two closely fought ballots and securing more than 55.8 percent of the total vote. "I will work as hard as I can to represent everyone in this room," Johnson said after his victory.

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson Vacations with Fiance Ciara on Memorial Day

People will crowd the beaches, head to their localpool and fire up the grill, but it's ... Race results from Friday, May 27th at Hi Way 92 Park: Super Stock Qualify: 1. Davey Urwin, 2. Kyle Austin, 3. Clarence Hays, 4. Miller Brothers. Super Stock Heat One:A... -- Russell Wilson and Ciara jetted off to Mexico to enjoy the Memorial Day holiday.The couple, shared photos from their enviable sun-soaked vacation on ... -- Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson has won the Libertarian nomination for president.Hoping to emerge as a viable contender against the two major parties' nomine... -- Earlier this week, Jennifer Lopez released a limited edition T-shirt emblazoned with the words, "Lucky to have these curves."

Coast Guard still working on plan to free grounded freighter

The U.S. Coast Guard is working on plans on how it will try to free a freighter that ran aground in Whitefish Bay off Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Yaw says the Coast Guard on Sunday was continuing to monitor the safety of the crew of the Roger Blough and to monitor for any environmental problems.

D.C. concealed carry applications soar while ‘good reason’ requirement not enforced

Applications for concealed carry permits have spiked in the District since a federal judge ordered the city to stop requiring gun owners to prove they have a "good reason" to carry a firearm in public, according to documents filed as part of an ongoing legal challenge to D.C. gun laws. Ten days after U.S. District Judge Richard Leon 's order blocked the city from enforcing a key provision of its gun laws, the Metropolitan Police Department had received 85 concealed carry permit applications - compared to the 61 applications it had received in the prior six months.

NBA Player Killed After Entering Wrong Apartment

New Orleans Pelicans player Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot to death early Saturday in Dallas, with his agent saying it happened because the player mistakenly entered the wrong apartment. A Dallas resident told police he heard someone enter his apartment by kicking open the front door, police spokesman DeMarquis Black said in a statement.

In governor’s race, dash for cash is on _ but hard to track

The dash for campaign cash in the New Hampshire governor's race is at its peak as an early June filing deadline looms, bringing with it dramatic reductions in how much money candidates can raise from individuals and political committees. But voters won't get a full look at who's giving to whom - or how the candidates are spending their money - until mid-August, a mere three weeks before they cast primary votes.

Hardly a dog’s life for Obama’s pets Bo and Sunny

It's hardly a dog's life of just eating and sleeping for President Barack Obama's pets, Bo and Sunny. The pair of Portuguese water dogs - Bo with his distinctive white chest and front paws, and the all-black Sunny - are canine ambassadors for the White House, very popular and so in demand that they have schedules, like the president.

Is Primary Rivalry Making The Democratic Party Stronger Like It Did In 2008?

Sen. Barack Obama, as Democratic presidential candidate, and former candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton appear together at a Women For Obama fundraiser New York, July, 2008. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption Sen. Barack Obama, as Democratic presidential candidate, and former candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton appear together at a Women For Obama fundraiser New York, July, 2008.

Happy Suck On This Day


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I think it [the invasion of Iraq] was unquestionably worth doing, Charlie. ... We needed to go over there, basically, um, and um, uh, take out a very big stick right in the heart of that world and burst that bubble, and there was only one way to do it.

A Vote For – None Of The Above’

I don't know what it is about Republican voters this year but it's deeply troubling. That goes double for Americans generally as Bernie Sanders's campaign continues to roll on despite little chance of replacing Hillary Clinton as this year's Democratic nominee.

Bernie Sanders: Democratic Primary ‘Just A Dumb Process’

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Parishioners to leave closed church after 11-year protest

" For more than 11 years, a core group of about 100 die-hard parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church have kept their beloved parish open by maintaining an around-the-clock vigil in a peaceful protest of a decision by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to close it. On Sunday, the parishioners' efforts will end and they will vacate the Scituate church many of them have attended for decades.

Parishioners to leave closed Scituate church after 11-year protest

For more than 11 years, a core group of about 100 die-hard parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church have kept their beloved parish open by maintaining an around-the-clock vigil in a peaceful protest of a decision by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to close it. On Sunday, the parishioners' efforts will end and they will vacate the Scituate church many of them have attended for decades.

There’s no fun these days in Florida’s political parties

This summer may be remembered not only for a blue moon and the welcome end to a bitter presidential primary, it may also mark the time America's century-old political parties went on life support. At the top of the ticket, both the Florida Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Florida have anointed presidential frontrunners who are seen by most voters more negatively than positively.

Rubio says he apologized to Trump for ‘small hands’ jest

Marco Rubio apologized privately to Donald Trump in person backstage before a Republican debate for crude remarks he made about Trump's appearance, the Florida senator said in an exclusive CNN interview. Meditating on everything from Trump's rise to his fractious relationship with Jeb Bush, Rubio revisited nearly every turn of his presidential run in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper that aired Sunday on "State of the Union."

US children remain ‘undesirable’

Ruthie Longley's children have fallen behind with their schooling and she has had to send her older daughter to the US to study because they have been branded illegal immigrants. The Department of Home Affairs' computer system reflects that the children were declared undesirable, even though they were told three months ago the undesirability status had been lifted.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sen. Bernie Sanders' fight for the Democratic nomination is "all but over," adding that the nation would be "better off" if he worked to bridge the party's divides ahead of the general election. Feinstein, one of the earliest members of Congress to endorse Hillary Clinton, encouraged Sanders to view his campaign from a "real perspective."

Former GOP governor Weld faces Libertarian vote

Today's the day that William F. Weld, former Republican governor of Massachusetts, could become the Libertarian candidate for vice president . Libertarians gathered in Orlando this weekend for their convention, where more than two dozen Libertarians are vying for the nomination for president.

Dutch Firm Trains Eagles to Take Down High-Tech Prey: Drones

Dutch Firm Trains Eagles to Take Down High-Tech Prey: Drones - KATWIJK, the Netherlands - Its wings beating against a gathering breeze, the eagle moves gracefully through a cloudy sky, then swoops, talons outstretched, on its prey below. - The target, however, is not another bird but a small drone

Data study of tweets: rampant, ugly misogyny

Here is a bit of news that should surprise no one: Despite myriad incremental efforts to make the Internet more woman-friendly, misogyny is still a scourge on social media. That finding comes to us courtesy of the think tank Demos, which published some updated figures on Twitter abuse recently as part of a British anti-harassment campaign.

Why Trump Chickened Out


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The Post story, " In Brazil's political crisis, a powerful new force: Evangelical Christians ," is an amazing account from a liberal perspective of how Christian conservatives are taking back their country. One leading critic of the ruling Workers Party in Brazil said, "We saw that communism was in their DNA."

May 29: Bob Dylan, the Clintons and Verizon

Saint Paul, Minn.: Bob Dylan has always been difficult to understand. Much to the consternation of writers like Gersh Kuntzman and those of a generation before him, Dylan dodged and deflected any attempt made to profile his artistry .

In Asia Pacific, a tense game of political brinksmanship

In this Friday, April 15, 2016 file photo, an FA-18 jet fighter lands on the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier in the South China Sea while U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited the aircraft carrier during a trip to the region. American ships and fighter jets maneuvering across the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan represent the "new normal" in U.S.-Pacific relations despite rising tensions with China and Russia.

Court ruling raises possibility Kansas schools can’t open

Kansas faces a threat that its public schools won't open for the next school year after the state Supreme Court rejected some education funding changes made by the Republican-dominated Legislature. The Legislature had revised parts of the state's school finance system but didn't change the overall aid for most of its 286 local districts.

Feds Spend Billions on Ancient Tech

The government is squandering its technology budget maintaining museum-ready computer systems in critical areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. They're still using floppy disks at the Pentagon.

Google’s Use of Oracle APIs Fair Use

A jury in federal court yesterday found that Google's use of Oracle's Java code and package names in its Android operating system is lawful under the principle of "fair use." Oracle, which filed suit against Google in 2010 after acquiring the Java software platform through its purchase of Sun Microsystems, is expected to appeal that decision.

House GOP Aims To End Net Neutrality

A new proposal by House Republicans would effectively put an end to net neutrality while slashing funding for the Federal Communications Commission . The legislation would reduce the agency's funding by more than 17 percent, likely leaving the agency crippled and incapable of enforcing its regulations.

BC-OH-Ohio News Digest 1:30 pm, OH

Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Ohio. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Columbus bureau at 614-885-2727 or APColumbus@ap.org.

Inquirer editorial: N.J. Democrats should choose Clinton, Law

With Donald Trump unopposed on the Republican side, New Jersey Democrats will cast some of the season's last votes on a contested presidential nomination on June 7. As the Editorial Board detailed before the Pennsylvania primary, despite the enthusiasm generated by Bernie Sanders, HILLARY CLINTON is better prepared for the office. South Jersey Democrats will also decide three congressional nominations.

National View: David Ignatius – On Syria, the U.S. and Turkey need each other


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Here's a positive move by Turkey, a country that often seems to be heading in the wrong direction: Despite Ankara's severe misgivings, it is allowing the U.S. military to fly daily bombing missions from here against the Islamic State - in support of a Syrian Kurdish militia called the YPG that Turkey regards as a terrorist threat. Turkey offered the Incirlik base last year after a dozen years of tepid military relations with the United States, its superpower ally.

National View: InsideSources – The pernicious effects of polling on elections


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Warning: The political news you are consuming may be synthetic, manufactured in a corporation and served up breathlessly by the media. Like many synthetic substances, it could be bad for your health.

Bloomberg View: Clinton can demolish Trump with one message


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Each party is on track to nominate the only candidate who could possibly lose the election to the other. In the latest Washington Post-ABC poll, a sizable majority of Americans considered Donald Trump unqualified to be president.

Cemeteries prep for Memorial Day

Larry Frounfelkner of Vacaville salutes a tombstone of a U.S. veteran after planting an American flag at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Saturday. Frounfelkner, a Vietnam veteran, attended the flag planting ceremony to honor his father and father-in-law, whom both served in the U.S. military.

Why Donald Trump pinatas are growing in popularity

People are lining up to beat the stuffing out of Donald Trump in one heavily Latino neighbourhood, according to the sales figures provided by pinata merchants. Mohammed Shafi says he's sold 7,000 likenesses of the power-tie-wearing, big-haired billionaire.

Democrats target North Jersey congressman over views on gay issues

After long targeting South Jersey, national Democrats are looking north this year as they try to chip away at Republicans' congressional majority. The party's national arm is focusing on unseating North Jersey Republican Rep. Scott Garrett, prioritizing a race in the New York suburbs rather than the Burlington and Ocean County-based Third District, which Democrats have spent years trying to capture.

Pilots pay tribute to comrade whose WWII plane crashed

" Air show pilots performed an aerial salute Saturday to their comrade who died after his World War II-era plane crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey a day earlier. The P-47 Thunderbolt crashed Friday night during a promotional flight for the American Airpower Museum on Long Island, which is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the P-47 this weekend.

U.S. naval, air maneuvers become ‘new normal’ in Asia Pacific

In this Friday, April 15, 2016 file photo, an FA-18 jet fighter lands on the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier in the South China Sea while U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited the aircraft carrier during a trip to the region. American ships and fighter jets maneuvering across the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan represent the "new normal" in U.S.-Pacific relations despite rising tensions with China and Russia.

Justice Department Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against…

The Justice Department announced Thursday that Carson City, Nevada, rental property owners Betty Brinson and Hughston Brinson have agreed to pay $36,000 to resolve allegations that they discriminated against families with children in violation of the Fair Housing Act . The lawsuit alleged that the Brinsons discriminated against families with children by placing a series of advertisements for a single-family rental home in the local newspaper that indicated a preference for adult tenants and refusing to rent the home to a family with three children because they did not want children living at the property.

Pilots honor comrade whose WWII plane crashed

Air show pilots performed an aerial salute Saturday to their comrade who died after his World War II-era plane crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey a day earlier. The P-47 Thunderbolt crashed Friday night during a promotional flight for the American Airpower Museum on Long Island, which is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the P-47 this weekend.

Trump or not, ‘big data’ could be huge in 2016 vote

Trump, who sailed through the Republican primaries using unconventional campaign rallies and Twitter messages, has indicated that he sees little use for popular data analytics tools to help target specific voters. "Big data" could play a huge role in the 2016 US election, even if Donald Trump doesn't think so.

Sioux Falls Travelers Weigh In On TSA’s Longa

You may have seen or heard the headlines-a number of airports across the nation are calling out the Transportation Security Administration. Many say TSA staffing cuts are to blame for long lines and wait times If you walk through security checkpoints at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport, you'll rarely ever have to deal with long lines and wait times before you depart.

Pat Buchanan: Whites Looking to Trump as Blacks Did Obama – ‘With Hope’

Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan said Saturday that white middle-class Americans have become so disenfranchised that many are looking to Donald Trump as African Americans did to Barack Obama in 2008 - "with hope." "I think, culturally, they're under assault," Buchanan, former aide to Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, told Michael Smerconish on CNN.

The Latest: Wyoming splits delegates 7-7 to Clinton, Sanders

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporter Richard Kusaba, a land surveyor from Kemmerer in southwest Wyoming, is leading the effort to challenge how pledged delegates were split 7-7 despite Sanders reportedly winning the popular vote. He said the state party's decision to accept the challenge and forward it to the Democratic National Committee defused animosity that was building ahead of the convention.

Three Navy Officers Charged in Expanding Bribery and Fraud Scheme

Three current and former Navy officers were charged in documents unsealed Friday for their roles in a massive bribery and fraud scheme involving a Navy contractor. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Laura E. Duffy of the Southern District of California, Acting Director Dermot O'Reilly of the Department of Defense's Defense Criminal Investigative Service , Director Andrew Traver of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Director Anita Bales of Defense Contract Audit Agency made the announcement.

Corey Lewandowski on Obama’s Apologies to Foreign Countries: – Be Proud to Be American’

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski joined guest host Matthew Boyle on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 and expressed disbelief over the behavior of protesters outside Trump's campaign rallies toward police officers. "At the end of the day, I think part of the job of the President of the United States is to ensure the safety of our families," Lewandowski, who previously worked with the New Hampshire State Police, explained.

Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton: Who’s better for Canada?

Briefing highlights For Canadians, Clinton or Trump? Nissan grabs stake in Mitsubishi Canadian home prices surge in April Canada in anti-corruption alliance A Trudeau-Putin scene I'd love to see Video: How to build a perfect to-do list Clinton or Trump? Ignore for a moment the outrageous pronouncements like banning Muslims and building walls. And, for that matter, a potential flood of Trump refugees seeking asylum on what would be the saner side of the border.

Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes

U.S. President Barack Obama lays a wreath at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western, Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons.

Report: Trump campaign indicates it’s ‘not going to have enough…


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A report from the Washington Examiner says Trump representatives told Senate Republicans that the campaign "won't have much money to spend fending off attacks from Hillary Clinton" before the Republican National Convention in July. Trump officially secured the party's nomination for president last week.

California US Senate choice could come down to 2 Democrats

This Nov. 2012 file photo shows California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks during a news conference Friday Nov.16,2012 in Los Angeles. Harris is running TV ads in Spanish in Southern California and touting her support from union icon Dolores Huerta in a low-key strategy to drive fellow Democrat Loretta Sanchez out of the race for California's open U.S. Senate seat.

Sanders fails to oust Clinton backers from convention roles

Democratic officials have rejected Bernie Sanders' request to remove two high-profile Hillary Clinton supporters from leadership positions at the party's summer convention. Sanders' presidential campaign said in a letter Friday to the Democratic National Committee that Dannel Malloy, Connecticut's governor, and Barney Frank, a former Massachusetts congressman, couldn't be relied upon to perform their roles "fairly and capably while laboring under such deeply held bias."

Sexual Assault On Campus: We Believe You

The Hunting Ground, a 2015 documentary examining rape on college campuses, begins with scenes of ecstatic high school seniors getting into the colleges of their choice. These clips grimly foreshadow the horrific experience that they will encounter when they join the ranks of the one out of five women and 5 percent of men who will be sexually assaulted while attending college.

Time to revisit Bill Clinton’s welfare reform

President Bill Clinton embraces welfare recipient Lillie Harden of Little Rock, Ark.,before signing welfare reform into law on Aug. 22, 1996, in the Rose Garden. HILLARY CLINTON'S presidential campaign is premised, at least implicitly, on the idea that if you liked her husband Bill Clinton's presidency, you'll love hers.

Forget Trump a ” Hillary should debate Bernie

To some voters, the prospect of Democratic insurgent Bernie Sanders debating Republican nominee Donald Trump in an "arena somewhere" in California would be a dream come true. We're not sure where Hillary Clinton falls on that spectrum, but one thing is clear: No one would even be talking about a #SandersTrumpDebate if the Democratic front-runner had kept her promise to California.

Sanders Campaign Calls for Committee Leadership…

The Bernie Sanders campaign is calling to remove Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank from leadership positions on Democratic committees at the national convention, arguing that their allegiance to Hillary Clinton will compromise their neutrality. In a letter to the Democratic National Committee, Brad Deutsch, counsel to the Sanders campaign, called Malloy and Frank "aggressive attack surrogates for the Clinton campaign."

As in ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ Trump fosters rivalries

When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers. "His tactic there, as our success surpassed the Castle's in 1987, was to shove the Plaza's performance in Ivana's face, like a mirror, holding it up for her to see the reflection of a less than successful manager," John O'Donnell, Ivana Trump's rival in the casino wars, wrote in a 1991 book.

Feds: Arizona schools violated rights of English learners

Arizona schools are working with federal investigators to resolve civil rights violations for removing thousands of students learning English from language support classes before they were ready. Feds: Arizona schools violated rights of English learners PHOENIX - Arizona schools are working with federal investigators to resolve civil rights violations for removing thousands of students learning English from language support classes before they were ready.

Breathtaking poll numbers display the unprecedented nature of…

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are seeing their negativity ratings climb, and both candidates are unpopular with the electorate at large. That's according to a striking new poll from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal that reveals the election is shaping up as a choice between the lesser of two evils for many Americans.

Ayotte committed to NH families

I see or read about Sen. Ayotte in a charity race, attending her kids sporting events , attending a veterans event and the like, listening to the voters. Kelly Ayotte as a senator has fought for paid leave and better access to child care.

Memorial Militia guy now heads Bikers for Trump

Mount Pleasant woodcarver and artist Chris Cox, who made international news in 2013 when he formed the Memorial Militia to clean up the National Mall during the government shutdown, will go big-time Sunday with his latest cause: promoting Donald Trump. Cox is founder of Bikers for Trump , which for the past few months has been traveling the country adding an extra layer of security and promotion at Trump rallies and events.

Congress breaks with unfinished work on budget, Zika, Puerto Rico, with summer nearing


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Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse. An abbreviated work period this month produced mixed results at best -- Congress exited Washington without acting on funding the battle against the Zika virus, for starters -- and a full plate awaits when lawmakers return next month from a weeklong Memorial Day recess for a six-week sprint to political convention season and the traditional August vacation.

Paul Ryan on Trump: GOP ‘Further Down the Unity Path’ Than Democrats

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that he and Donald Trump are still speaking about how to "get on the same page" when it comes to principles and policies the Republican Party can unify under, but insisted that Democrats and the ongoing battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the party's presidential nomination are much more divided. "What we're trying to do is unify around common principles and policies," Ryan told CNBC's Larry Kudlow on his radio talk show Saturday morning.

Many Opt to Take Social Security Benefits Early

Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age. An Associated Press- NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll found that 44 percent report Social Security will be their biggest source of income during their retirement years.

The unprecedented way America is fighting ISIS

Our fight against ISIS is a truly 21st century war --fought partly in ice-cold computer rooms by troops who risk not bullets, but mental stress and tooth decay. One hundred and fifty years ago, in 1866, the town of Waterloo, NY, celebrated the first Memorial Day, remembering the fallen of the Civil War.

Why the Favored Libertarian Ticket Could Be in Jeopardy

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks to supporters and delegates at the National Libertarian Party Convention, May 27, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. Two former Republican governors favored to win their bids for the Libertarian Party's presidential ticket at their party's national convention this weekend in Orlando may be in trouble.

Early voting ends next Saturday

Early voting started Thursday at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Office on Caroline Street in Rockingham and runs until June 4. This election is for the the Republican primary for the 9th District of the U.S. House of Representatives and the nonpartisan N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice, according to Connie Kelly, county elections director. Unaffiliated voters may choose to vote in the Republican primary, but Democrats and Libertarians can only vote the nonpartisan ballot, she added.

Facebook/Sarah Palin

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, made a surprise appearance to stump for Donald Trump at his San Diego rally leading into Memorial Day weekend. She slammed President Obama for "another U.S. apology lap" to Vietnam.

Pro-Life Choice

As a senior medical student in 1973, the year the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade case made abortion legal in America and a political issue, I decided to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

First on CNN: Trump campaign eyeing big stadium for acceptance speech

Donald Trump's campaign is considering booking one of Cleveland's big sports venues for his acceptance speech in July, two GOP sources familiar with the planning of the upcoming GOP convention say. The sources said First Energy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, and Progressive Field, home of the city's Indians baseball team, are the two sites under consideration for Trump's acceptance speech on the final night of the convention.

Iraqi illegal immigrant who travelled to the UK ‘wanted to become…

Amber Heard pictured smiling hours after Depp's 'iPhone attack': Actress claims 'cocaine and booze binges turned Johnny into an abusive monster who left her fearing for her life' - but why was this image deleted before her court appearance? Judge rejects Amber Heard's request to keep Johnny Depp away from her Yorkshire Terrier Pistol... who was a gift from her ex-girlfriend Johnny Depp helps an elderly lady get her new hearing aid fitted in Portugal as his sobbing and bruised wife accuses him of domestic abuse EXCLUSIVE: 'He's fine' - Johnny Depp's sister speaks out about divorce from Amber Heard to fuel claims that ex-wife was 'hated' by his sisters and late mom Caught on the camera: The harrowing moment the remains of missing hiker, 66, were discovered, two years after she disappeared on the Appalachian Trail Happy Memorial Weekend from the TSA! TWO MILLION travelers battle chaotic ... (more)

Shark sightings at Lennox Head, Angels Beach and Shelly Beach on NSW north coast

Amber Heard pictured smiling hours after Depp's 'iPhone attack': Actress claims 'cocaine and booze binges turned Johnny into an abusive monster who left her fearing for her life' - but why was this image deleted before her court appearance? Judge rejects Amber Heard's request to keep Johnny Depp away from her Yorkshire Terrier Pistol... who was a gift from her ex-girlfriend Johnny Depp helps an elderly lady get her new hearing aid fitted in Portugal as his sobbing and bruised wife accuses him of domestic abuse EXCLUSIVE: 'He's fine' - Johnny Depp's sister speaks out about divorce from Amber Heard to fuel claims that ex-wife was 'hated' by his sisters and late mom Caught on the camera: The harrowing moment the remains of missing hiker, 66, were discovered, two years after she disappeared on the Appalachian Trail Happy Memorial Weekend from the TSA! TWO MILLION travelers battle chaotic ... (more)

Transgender bathroom bill is bad for Michigan’s soul

A bill would require parental notification when students prefer to use restrooms other than those that correspond with their biological sex, as well as control which restrooms those students could use. Pictured is a unisex bathroom on the third floor of University of Michigan-Flint's French Hall.

Jennifer Hawkins flaunts her famous pins in sexy black dress and…

Amber Heard pictured smiling hours after Depp's 'iPhone attack': Actress claims 'cocaine and booze binges turned Johnny into an abusive monster who left her fearing for her life' - but why was this image deleted before her court appearance? Judge rejects Amber Heard's request to keep Johnny Depp away from her Yorkshire Terrier Pistol... who was a gift from her ex-girlfriend Johnny Depp helps an elderly lady get her new hearing aid fitted in Portugal as his sobbing and bruised wife accuses him of domestic abuse EXCLUSIVE: 'He's fine' - Johnny Depp's sister speaks out about divorce from Amber Heard to fuel claims that ex-wife was 'hated' by his sisters and late mom Caught on the camera: The harrowing moment the remains of missing hiker, 66, were discovered, two years after she disappeared on the Appalachian Trail Happy Memorial Weekend from the TSA! TWO MILLION travelers battle chaotic ... (more)

The Cost of Zika

There have been 669 cases in Puerto Rico, 15 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 14 in American Samoa as of May 15. These territories depend heavily on tourism and could take a hit if travelers book vacations elsewhere. 50%: Increase in bug-repellent sales so far this year for Off!-maker C. Johnson & Son .

We’LL Reform it, not Repeal it:


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A Posssible Republican Truce on Obamacare : The latest GOP health-care proposal doesn't repeal the Affordable Care Act. That's not an endorsement, or even an opinion.

WWII-era Small Plane Crashes in NYC’s Hudson River, Body Recovered

A World War II-era single-seat fighter plane crashed in the Hudson River Friday evening, and a body believed to the pilot was recovered by divers, police officia... - "Seventy-one years ago, on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed," President Obama began, imagining t... Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $8.8 million to boost the production of advanced biofuels and sus... Kearney, Neb. - Senior Danyell Coons was 17th in the hammer and junior Morgan Benesch finished 19th in the steeplechase preliminaries Thursday night at the NCAA Division II ... -- Raptors center Bismack Biyombo has hit his fourth flagrant foul of the postseason.

The reinvention of the American South

As quietly as if a church mouse did it, the Georgia state holiday known for decades as Robert E. Lee Day this year became the decidedly more generic "State Holiday." In a state where the "Dukes of Hazzard" once careered around in a Confederate flag-emblazoned Charger named the General Lee, the decision by Gov. Nathan Deal to scratch the Southern war hero from the official celebration list should have elicited at least a few rebel yells, surely.

WWII-era Small Plane Crashes in NYC’s Hudson Ri…

A World War II-era single-seat fighter plane crashed in the Hudson River Friday evening, and a body believed to the pilot was recovered by divers, police officials said. The NYPD said the plane, which took off from an airport in Suffolk County, went into the water around 7:30 p.m. A distress signal was issued.

The Army Chaplain Who Quit Over – Unaccountable …

As a witness to the removal of fallen U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Army Chaplain Christopher John Antal can't recall a time when that solemn ceremony wasn't conducted without the presence of drones passing along the horizon. They were sleek and quiet, making a gentle humming noise as they flew over the flight lines - where aircraft can be parked and serviced - of the Kandahar airfield in Afghanistan, where he was stationed in 2012.

Sen. Joni Ernst Honors Veterans for Memorial Da…

Ernst, who is the Senate's first female combat veteran and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said to "push past" a "divided America" this holiday weekend. "Unfortunately, all too often folks hear in the media talking about a divided America," she said.

USDA awarding $8.8M to 108 companies to support the production of advanced biofuel


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The US Department of Agriculture is awarding $8.8 million to 108 companies in 39 states to boost the production of advanced biofuels. The funding is being provided through USDA's Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which was established in the 2008 Farm Bill.

Food Policy and the 2016 Presidential Election


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With the Libertarian Party picking its nominee this weekend, and with Democrats and Republicans having all but chosen their respective nominees already, it's as good a time as any to chew on some of the key food-policy issues candidates should be discussing as we inch toward the general election in November. In that spirit, here are nine key issues I'd like to see the presidential candidates discuss this year.

Races packed for town, county

Three candidates for town and county offices filed for the upcoming election just before the 5 p.m. deadline Friday. Trey Davis, owner of Sweetwater Restaurant, announced his candidacy for county commissioner alongside Nikki Gill, director of sales and marketing for the Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch.

Audit exposes pattern of reckless behavior

If there were still those reluctant to question the judgment and veracity of Hillary Clinton, the inspector general's scathing summary of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's private email system should be sufficient to convince even her most diehard fans. According to the Associated Press, the inspector general's long-awaited audit concluded that Clinton and her top advisers ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could have exposed sensitive material to hackers.

The US election is about the past

The first evidence that something was amiss in the American electorate came last February 20, when Donald Trump won the South Carolina primary. You don't need to be steeped in the minutiae of United States politics to work out why that happened - all you have to do is clear out all Trump's talk about walls and borders and focus on the US' intervention in Iraq.

Donald Trump should pick Ivanka as his running mate

As a service to you, the reader, a surprisingly convincing argument that you may find useful to impress your friends at Memorial Day barbecues. At some point, Donald Trump needs to designate the person who will serve as his second-in-command should he win the presidency this November.

Trump backs out of debate with Sanders

Those of us who were eagerly anticipating the debate seemingly agreed to by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders were disappointed by the Trump campaign statement delivered at a classic document dump time slot: late Friday afternoon on a holiday weekend: Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher. Likewise, the networks want to make a killing on these events and are not proving to be too generous to charitable causes, in this case, women's health issues.

Court ruling raises possibility Kansas schools can’t open

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks to the legislature in Topeka, Kan. The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday, May 27, 2016, rejected some education funding changes enacted by the Legisla... Fast moving airport security lines at the start of the Memorial Day weekend could bode well for return travelers Monday.

The Music Man playeth a sombre tune

When statisticians, mathematicians and physicists look at the distribution of factors in all the sciences, they uniformly use the term 'normal distribution.' The Gaussian or bell-shaped curve is the most ubiquitous of probability distributions in all the sciences.

Expecting worst, holiday travelers find fast airport lines

Fast moving airport security lines at the start of the Memorial Day weekend could bode well for return travelers Monday. Travelers reported moving quickly through airport checkpoints Friday after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.

President Obama signs Hiroshima memorial guestbook with message of peace

Trump is met by a wall of protesters just 15 miles from the border: 500 Mexican flag-waving and piA ata-brandishing protesters march at California rally Obama signs Hiroshima memorial guestbook with message of peace as he is widely criticized for using last months of his presidency as an 'apology tour' He signed the guestbook inside the memorial park and laid a wreath at the site of the world's first atomic bombing President Barack Obama paid tribute to victims of the first atomic bomb in Hiroshima on Friday, the first American leader to visit the city devastated by the bomb that helped end World War II.

What if Bush had said that Obama was not ready to be president?

Mr. Obama was discussing the 2016 presidential campaign during a news conference in Japan, saying foreign leaders are surprised by Trump and not sure how seriously to take the things he says. The assessment of the presidential campaign came on the sidelines of a Group of Seven advanced economies summit in Japan, the latest world gathering to be colored by global concerns about Trump.

Sydney woman escapes knife attack in Gardiner Park, Banksia

Tragedy as body of pilot, 56, who crashed his vintage WWII fighter in the Hudson River is found during desperate rescue attempt Harrowing moment the remains of missing hiker, 66, are discovered two years after she disappeared on the Appalachian Trail is caught on camera Happy Memorial Weekend from the TSA! TWO MILLION travelers battle chaotic airport security lines with some forced to arrive HOURS before their flight amid staff shortages Florida teen, 16, arrested for 'recording 15-year-old sex trafficking victim sleeping with multiple boys in high school bathroom' with as many as 25 young men present Confessions of a voyeur: The married father who spied on couples in his motel for years then gave his diaries to a top author... and now Spielberg's turning them into a film Woman, 55, who was killed on Sundance zip line died from serious internal injuries after 'hitting a tree that was ... (more)

Health care for illegals: $18.5 billion per year

Writing in the Huffington Post , Leah Zallman -- a research scientist at the Institute for Community Health, a primary care doctor at Cambridge Health Alliance, and an instructor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School -- and Steffie Woolhandler -- an internist in the South Bronx, professor at the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College, and lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School -- attempt to take Donald Trump to task for his claims about the health care costs from illegal immigrants: Throughout the primary season, leading Republican presidential candidates vied over who could bash immigrants the hardest. And they were promising more than border walls.

Capital City Sunday

Another company that has received millions of dollars in tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has since outsourced Wisconsin jobs overseas. MADISON -- Another company that has received millions of dollars in tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has since outsourced Wisconsin jobs overseas.

Fear of Hillary Clinton pushes GOP voters to Donald Trump

Having overcome a multimillion-dollar "Never Trump" campaign aimed at blocking him from the Republican nomination, he's now benefiting from a wave of GOP donors, party leaders, voters and conservative groups that are uniting under a new banner: "Never Hillary." "Nothing unites Republicans better than a Clinton," says Scott Reed, a political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who has advised previous GOP campaigns.

Jesinta Campbell flaunts her figure in Calvin Klein activewear

Tragedy as body of pilot, 56, who crashed his vintage WWII fighter in the Hudson River is found during desperate rescue attempt Harrowing moment the remains of missing hiker, 66, are discovered two years after she disappeared on the Appalachian Trail is caught on camera Happy Memorial Weekend from the TSA! TWO MILLION travelers battle chaotic airport security lines with some forced to arrive HOURS before their flight amid staff shortages Florida teen, 16, arrested for 'recording 15-year-old sex trafficking victim sleeping with multiple boys in high school bathroom' with as many as 25 young men present Confessions of a voyeur: The married father who spied on couples in his motel for years then gave his diaries to a top author... and now Spielberg's turning them into a film Woman, 55, who was killed on Sundance zip line died from serious internal injuries after 'hitting a tree that was ... (more)

The Latest: Divers recover body of 56-year-old man

The Latest on the crash of a small World War II-era plane in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey : New York City police say divers searching for the pilot of a small World War II-era plane that crashed into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey have recovered the body of a 56-year-old man. Police say the body came from the one-seater P-47 Thunderbolt plane that went down Friday night but they are withholding the identity until the man's family has been notified.

US military restricts troops after murder in Okinawa

Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson, U.S. Marine Corps Commanding General of III Marine Expeditionary Force, speaks during a press conference at the USMC Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan after a former Marine was arrested on suspicion of killing a woman on the southern Japanese island.

Four-Way Race for President Not Out of the Question

Could Bernie Sanders put Mitt Romney in the White House? I haven't gotten my 2012 and 2016 wires crossed; I have a theory that's slightly more realistic than a Donald Trump presidency seemed a year ago. As it stands now, it seems almost inconceivable that Sanders could become the Democratic nominee - unless the FBI indicts Hillary Clinton before the convention, or she reveals herself to be some sort of animatronic device sent from the future to bore us to death .

Small WWII-era plane crashes in Hudson River; body recovered

A small World War II vintage plane taking part in celebrations of its 75th anniversary flew a partial loop while smoke spewed from it and then crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Friday, and divers recovered a body from its sunken wreckage, police and witnesses said. The single-seat plane, a P-47 Thunderbolt, crashed on a part of the river near where a US Airways commercial jet carrying 155 people splash-landed safely in 2009 in what became known as the Miracle on the Hudson.

Trump greeted in San Diego by large protest

Donald Trump brought his message of walls and deportations to the doorstep of America's busiest border crossing yesterday as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee greeted supporters in San Diego, amid one of the largest counter-protests organised against him. The scene inside the San Diego Convention Center during Mr Trump's speech was relatively placid, while outside demonstrators opposed to his controversy-ridden White House bid marched and chanted, carrying signs criticising his rhetoric against illegal immigration.

Racers plan to look to Congress for action on Salt Flats

Racers who have sounded the alarm that Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats are deteriorating now want Congress to step in, arguing that a law is needed because federal land managers aren't doing enough to restore the flats where record-breaking races are held. Dennis Sullivan, president of the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association, said racing enthusiasts urging protection of the flats are drafting a federal law that would call for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to take some kind of action to restore depleted salt within a certain time frame.

Cannabis Banking Issues: All Cash and Not A Lot of Protection

Instead, because the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act, 21 U.S.C. Section 801, Et. Seq , prohibits "manufacture, distribution, and dispensation" of cannabis and any transfer or deposit of monies yielded from cannabis sale may be deemed "money laundering" in violation of the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 5311-5330 , most banks, credit unions and credit card companies refuse to provide marijuana growers, processors or dispensers with financial services.

In business and politics, Trump stokes internal rivalries

When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers. "His tactic there, as our success surpassed the Castle's in 1987, was to shove the Plaza's performance in Ivana's face, like a mirror, holding it up for her to see the reflection of a less than successful manager," John O'Donnell, Ivana Trump's rival in the casino wars, wrote in a 1991 book.

Vintage WWII fighter plane crashes in Hudson River

Search and rescue boats look for a small plane that went down in the Hudson River, Friday, May 27, 2016. The plane was out of Republic Airport in Farmingdale, N.Y., Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said in an email.

Vintage plane goes down in New York’s Hudson River

A World War Two-era plane went down in the Hudson River off New York City on Friday and authorities found at least one survivor in the water, police said. New York Police spokesman J. Peter Donald said on Twitter that the aircraft went down near the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and that the department's harbor units were on scene.

Ted Cruz On Whether A True Conservative Should Support Trump

In a radio interview earlier today, there was this interesting exchange between Oklahoma radio host Pat Campbell and Ted Cruz: CAMPBELL: This is something many of my listeners are struggling with. Should a true conservative, should a true conservative support Donald Trump if in fact he is the Republican nominee.

Small plane crashes in Hudson River; pilot hurt, rescued

Search and rescue boats look for a small plane that went down in the Hudson River, Friday, May 27, 2016. The Federal Aviation Administration say it received a report a World War II vintage P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft may have gone down in the river 2 miles south of the George Washington Bridge.

COMMENT: A vote that will define our national identity

This was the week David Cameron at last revealed his true thoughts on perhaps the most crucial issue of our time. In last year's election manifesto, as in 2010, he said the number of migrants flocking to our shores was far too high and promised to do all he could to cut it to below 100,000 a year.

Lunch with Congressman David Scott

Congressman David Scott, of Georgia's 13th District, will speak with local professionals over lunch on Wednesday, June 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The congressman will discuss updates from Capitol Hill as well as address his views of the future of Cobb.

Anti-Trump Protests Overshadow Candidate’s San Diego Rally

Donald Trump brought his message of walls and deportations to the doorstep of America's busiest border crossing on Friday as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee greeted supporters in San Diego, California, amid one of the largest counter-demonstrations organized against him. Inside the San Diego Convention Center was a relatively placid scene for the rally, while outside demonstrators against Trump's controversy-riddled White House bid marched and chanted, carrying signs criticizing Trump's message against illegal immigration.

Lawsuit seeks to kick Keyser off GOP Senate ballot

Former state Sen. Jon Keyser's name should be removed from Colorado's Republican U.S. Senate primary ballot because the secretary of state wrongfully certified that Keyser petitioned his way there, according to a lawsuit filed Friday. The suit filed on behalf of three voters claims Keyser's campaign didn't get enough valid voter signatures in the Denver-area 1st Congressional District to qualify.

Lawsuit seeks to kick Keyser off GOP Senate ballot

Former state Sen. Jon Keyser's name should be removed from Colorado's Republican U.S. Senate primary ballot because the secretary of state wrongfully certified that Keyser petitioned his way there, according to a lawsuit filed Friday. The suit filed on behalf of three voters claims Keyser's campaign didn't get enough valid voter signatures in the Denver-area 1st Congressional District to qualify.

Cleveland police in riot gear won’t wear body cameras during RNC

Many Cleveland police officers will not be wearing body cameras if protests turn violent during the Republican National Convention, officials said. Police officials have told officers that a host of logistical issues, including an inability to attach the cameras to police riot gear, means officers will not be able to wear the devices.

Clinton stops by Oakland diner

Oakland >> Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign took on a local flavor Friday morning as she held court inside an Oakland diner, discussing everything from gentrification to helping ex-felons get jobs. “That's why I'm here,” she told her select group of breakfast-mates, who included Mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland schools Superintendent Antwan Wilson.

Clinton stops by Oakland diner

Oakland >> Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign took on a local flavor Friday morning as she held court inside an Oakland diner, discussing everything from gentrification to helping ex-felons get jobs. “That's why I'm here,” she told her select group of breakfast-mates, who included Mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland schools Superintendent Antwan Wilson.

Trump rejects Sanders’ debate invitation

Despite the initial enthusiasm from both sides, Democrat and Republican, it seems that we won't see any debate between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump , as the latter announced that he doesn't want to do it, even though earlier this week he was looking forward to it. According to Fox News , the main reason why Trump changed his mind is because he thinks that the Democratic nomination process is "rigged" and Bernie Sanders will most likely be the runner-up.

Without Moore, state Supreme Court backtracks on lesbian adoption

The Alabama Supreme Court has voided its earlier decision not to recognize a lesbian couple's adoption that was carried out in another state. The opinion announced today falls into line with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued in March that said the Alabama court erred in declaring the adoption held in Georgia invalid.

Trump rallies in San Diego, Fresno draw big protests

Donald Trump campaign rallies drew vocal crowds of protesters in San Diego and Fresno on Friday, all under heavy police presence following similar events around the country that led to violence and arrests. About a thousand Trump foes demonstrated outside San Diego's convention center, some engaging in shouting matches with the candidate's supporters and many carrying signs critical of his plan to wall off the U.S. border with Mexico, which runs just south of the city.

Grumman Goose may have found a home

Since 1992, volunteers with Ketchikan's "Save the Goose" project have been working to restore a historic amphibious plane. The Grumman Goose restoration is about 85 percent complete and now those involved are trying to find a permanent home for the plane.

How Government Lawyers Are Using Data Analytics


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Government agencies are usually pretty slow to adopt technological advancements. The federal Veterans Affairs Administration, to give one example, is still notoriously paper-dependent, with its non-digitized files stacked so high they could pose a safety risk to workers .

White House forum on heroin Thursday at Albany Pharmacy College

The White House forum on the opioid epidemic to be held in Albany will take place at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on New Scotland Avenue. U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko will host the forum at which best practices for addressing abuse of heroin and prescription narcotics are expected to be shared.

Daughter of notorious Serbian warlord gangster who was…

Bruised and 'beaten' Amber Heard breaks down after accusing Johnny Depp of attacking her: Actress tells judge her husband hit her with an iPhone as she is granted restraining order against him First his looks went, now is $50m of his fortune set to follow? Drink, furious rows and why Amber Heard is divorcing Johnny Depp three days after his beloved mother died Johnny Depp's marriage to Amber Heard 'was on the rocks after just THREE MONTHS amid tension over her lesbian friends and love of Hollywood glitz' - as he breaks silence to say he wants split 'quickly' resolved Johnny Depp helps an elderly lady get her new hearing aid fitted in Portugal as his sobbing and bruised wife accuses him of domestic abuse The Americ-un Dream! Kim Jong-Un's aunt has been living in the US for nearly 20 years with her husband and three children and runs a dry cleaning business Dr. Henry Heimlich, 96, performs ... (more)

IRS scam suspects conned victims in at least 21 states

Suspects charged in an IRS impersonation scam traveled the country, using dozens of fake names and IDs and collecting millions of dollars in payments wired by unwitting victims from at least 21 states. IRS scam suspects conned victims in at least 21 states Suspects charged in an IRS impersonation scam traveled the country, using dozens of fake names and IDs and collecting millions of dollars in payments wired by unwitting victims from at least 21 states.

OKlahoma House & Senate pass $6.9 billion budget, now goes to Fallin’s desk

Oklahoma House passed $6.9 billion budget in 52-45 vote Oklahoma Senate passed the $6.9 budget in 26-17 vote Budget now goes to Gov. Mary Fallin's desk "The budget passed today jeopardizes Oklahomans' health, safety and economic wellbeing because it fails to adequately fund basic core services," said Jess Callahan, OPEA President. "We will have fewer troopers on our highways, citizens will have to wait longer for DHS benefits and access to mental health services will be restricted.

5 Memorial Day blogs that serve as a tribute to the fallen

More than just a grilling holiday, Memorial Day is a time to reflect and remember the men and women who sacrificed so much to protect our nation's freedoms. It's Memorial Day , and our family is busy breeding another cycle of synchronized cows, moving more pairs to pasture and squeezing in a second birthday party for our daughter, Scarlett, before the new baby arrives.

Foreign water weed spotted in Craven County

Recently an infestation of yellow floating heart was found in a Craven County waterway, and subsequently controlled with aquatic herbicides. This incident reminds us of the serious threat posed by non-native aquatic weeds, and the need for continual monitoring and as-needed control.

University of Maine offshore wind project gets grant boost

An offshore wind power pilot project led by the University of Maine is back in the running for a major federal grant, officials said Friday. The U.S. Department of Energy elevated the project's status after a slew of independent cost estimates showed the project's technology will reduce the cost of offshore wind development, the UMaine offshore wind research team's leader, Habib Dagher, said from Orono.

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WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is "a small man" for accepting $150,000 from a federal fund for small businesses hurt by the Sept. 11 attacks and should return the money or donate it to charity, a New York Democratic congressman said.

Feds expect more Atlantic tropical storms than last 3 years

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File FILE- In this Oct.1, 2015 file photo, Craig Fugate, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency , right, talks about the status of Hurricane Joaquin as it moves through the eastern Bahamas as Rick Knabb, Director of the National Hurricane Center, left, participate in a media briefing at the National Hurricane Center. The U.S. government is set to release its forecast for how many hurricanes and tropical storms are expected to form over Atlantic and Caribbean waters in the next six months.

State Fire Chief Group Offers Management Training

A statewide fire chiefs group will put on a seminar next month to improve leadership and management among fire departments that rely on volunteers. The Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association is running the seminar June 3 and 4. Suffield Fire Chief Charles Flynn said any fire department officer can attend although the seminar is geared to departments that rely on volunteers.

Bernie Sanders pushes for a a moral economya at San Pedro campaign stop

The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign blitz through Southern California stopped at the docks in San Pedro Friday - a part of the Vermont senator's ambitious plan to reach 200,000 voters before the state's June 7 primary. The 30-minute speech before a crowd of about 1,000 mostly union dock workers - members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 13 - rarely mentioned his rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton, but he did take repeated shots at corporate America, Wall Street and the Republican's prsumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

President Obama’s Great Teflon Media Shield

Regarding Richard Benedetto's "How Obama Gets Away With It" : Credit the mainstream media for Barack Obama's ability to avoid criticism of his multitude of policy failures. It isn't that his administration is so clever at spinning events, it's that the bulk of the media has no interest in stories that hurt the president.

Oklahoma fails to make doctor-performed abortions a felony

Doctors who perform abortions in Oklahoma won't be guilty of a felony after the state Senate adjourned for the year without trying to override Republican Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of a bill to make it a felony crime. The Senate ended the session Friday before state Sen. Nathan Dahm tried an override on his bill to remove an exemption from the law for licensed doctors .

Climate Change Could Make Crops Toxic

By now, it's fairly well-established that climate change is going to be a major challenge for food production. Rising temperatures are set to severely damage crop yields, lessen the nutritional value of important crops, and make large portions of the planet inhospitable to crop production.

Trump’s Slam on Hillary Cuts Deep

Donald Trump's philosophy is never to use a scalpel when a meat ax is available, and so it is with his attack on the Clinton scandals of the 1990s. And yet, in slamming Hillary as Bill's "enabler" and daring to invoke the allegation of rape against Clinton, Trump is again demonstrating his unsurpassed ability to needle his opponents and expose their vulnerabilities.

Dump Trump? Some Millennials Aren’t So Sure

Brendan De Regla drove three hours and waited in line for half a day to see Donald Trump speak at a rally in Southern California. Dozens of college-aged protesters shouted on the other side of a police line, but De Regla, 22, stood unwaveringly in support of Trump.

Attorney General Dewine on Obama a Guidancea letter for school bathrooms

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today issued a statement regarding the recent Obama Administration "guidance" letter on the issue of school facilities and issues of gender identity. "This threat made by federal bureaucrats to nationalize and politicize the way schools address gender identity issues down to the level of school locker rooms and bathrooms is astonishing.

Disney CEO Bob Iger Rips Sanders Over Disneyland Wage Claims

The CEO of Disney has fired back at Sen. Bernie Sanders after the Democratic presidential candidate ripped into what he said was the company's low wages for its employees and sky-high salary for its top boss. In a private Facebook note sent to Sanders by Bob Iger and obtained by The Wrap , the Disney CEO and Hillary Clinton supporter rants: "To Bernie Sanders: We created 11,000 new jobs at Disneyland in the past decade, and our company has created 18,000 in the US in the last five years.

Sanders Credits Kimmel for Making Trump Debate ‘Possible’

Bernie Sanders, a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday, crediting the host for broaching the idea of a debate with Donald Trump - apparently now a possibility. "You saw what I did for you," Kimmel said to Sanders, shortly after the Democratic presidential candidate sat down with him on his late-night show.

Forbes.com: 5 Investing Tactics for Rest of Election Year

While the biggest question of this presidential election year has yet to be answered, some stability should return to the stock market from now until November 8. "U.S. stocks swamp foreign ones in the back half of presidential election years," Forbes.com contributor Ken Fisher explains. "You should love that no one has heard thismeaning it isn't now discounted into pricing and thus remains a good bet," he said.

Hug in Hiroshima epitomizes Obama’s historic visit

President Barack Obama may have faced the legacy of Hiroshima most directly with his embrace of a man who survived the devastating atomic blast. He spoke briefly with two survivors in the audience for his remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: Sunao Tsuboi, the 91-year-old head of a survivors group, and Shigeaki Mori, 79, a historian who was just 8 when the bomb detonated on Aug. 6, 1945.

Ex-Playboy model daughter of famed CIA operative comes forward as…

An embrace for Hiroshima survivor... but no apology: Obama calls for a world without nuclear arms as he becomes the first president to visit site of atomic bomb attack that killed 140,000 Who is Miranda? Mystery of the young blonde girl who has lain perfectly preserved and still clutching a red rose inside a tiny coffin for 145 years beneath a San Francisco home There IS a link between mobile phones and cancer: Radio waves emitted by devices 'increase the risk of brain and heart tumours' Ex-Playboy model daughter of famed CIA operative comes forward as victim who sparked sexual abuse investigation at elite Manhattan Catholic school Marco Rubio says he'll back Trump at the Republican convention - but won't be his running mate: It 'wouldn't be the right choice' for the ticket Islamic council proposes allowing men to 'lightly beat' their wives if they do not 'dress as he desires', refuse to ... (more)

Body of Australian woman Maria Strydom who died on Everest has been …

An embrace for Hiroshima survivor... but no apology: Obama calls for a world without nuclear arms as he becomes the first president to visit site of atomic bomb attack that killed 140,000 Who is Miranda? Mystery of the young blonde girl who has lain perfectly preserved and still clutching a red rose inside a tiny coffin for 145 years beneath a San Francisco home There IS a link between mobile phones and cancer: Radio waves emitted by devices 'increase the risk of brain and heart tumours' Marco Rubio says he'll back Trump at the Republican convention - but won't be his running mate: It 'wouldn't be the right choice' for the ticket Islamic council proposes allowing men to 'lightly beat' their wives if they do not 'dress as he desires', refuse to have sex, or fail to take a bath after their period Happy memorial weekend from the TSA! Thirty-eight MILLION travelers battle chaotic airport ... (more)

Strickland Pummels Portman On ‘ Economic Fairness, Earned Pay’

The offices of the International Association of Theater and Screen Employees were the opening media event site for Ohio Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland's three-day sojourn around Ohio to contrast his agenda with incumbent Republican Sen. Rob Portman's, especially on issues including economic fairness and getting earned pay for overtime work. Wednesday's media event featuring Ted Strickland speaking to a small group about wealth disparities and pay for work was dubbed the "You Work It, You Earn It" Tour.

Bingo! With 1,237 Delegates, Trump Clinches GOP Nomination. Kasich Finishes With Just 160 Delegate

How many times did we hear Ohio Gov. John Kasich say with absolute certainty that Donald John Trump would not be the Republican nominee for president this year? On Thursday, that absolute certainty crumbled into dust as the New York real estate billionaire announced he now has the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination in Cleveland in July on the first all-important ballot. Gov. Kasich finished in fourth place in the delegate count with just 160, behind second place finisher Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida who despite dropping out of the race before Mr. Kasich, finished with more.

HRC: Her Royal Crookness

Donald Trump's nickname for Hillary Clinton - Crooked Hillary - works because it builds off her well-deserved reputation with the public for skirting the law and bending the rules. But it's missing a key component of what should trouble the public about Mrs. Clinton.

In Hiroshima, Obama honors ‘silent cry’ of A-bomb victims

President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the 'silent cry' of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon 'the logic of fear' that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons. Obama's trip to Hiroshima made him the first U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, and he sought to walk a delicate line between honoring the dead, pushing his as-yet unrealized anti-nuclear vision and avoiding any sense of apology for an act many Americans see as a justified end to a brutal war that Japan started with a sneak attack at Pearl Harbor.

Wisconsin redistricting trial set to wrap up

A federal trial to help decide whether Wisconsin Assembly district boundaries Republicans redrew five years discriminate against Democrats is set to wrap up. A group of voters who support Democrats sued last year alleging new districts Republican lawmakers created in 2011 marginalize Democrats and consolidate GOP power.

Senator: Why is the US backing India’s NSG membership?

Making nuclear exemptions for India, says Senator Edward Markey, 'only infuriates Pakistan and leads them to further increase their own nuclear capacities.' Aziz Haniffa/ Rediff.com reports from Washington, DC on a lively exchange in the US Senate over the Obama administration's decision to back India for NSG membership.

23 Olympic Athletes Who Competed in 2012 London Games Retest Positive in Doping Sample Analysis


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Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games. The International Olympic Committee said Friday that 23 athletes from five sports and six countries had positive findings in retests with improved techniques on 265 samples from the London Games.

Obama’s hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomizes historic visitMay 27, 2016,

U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Shigeaki Mori, an atomic bomb survivor; creator of the memorial for American WWII POWs killed at Hiroshima, during a ceremony at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons.

Libertarian Party set to pick nominee at convention

But between Donald Trump's abrupt takeover of the GOP and Bernie Sanders' climb from long-shot Democratic candidacy to head of a national progressive movement, 2016 has been a year for party outsiders. And Libertarians hope that could give them an opening.

10 Things to Know for Today

In this file photo taken Nov. 11, 2015, Jack Ma, executive chairman of the Alibaba Group, speaks in front of a giant screen showing real-time sales figures of e-commerce giant Alibaba, during a press conference for the "Singles' Day" online shopping festival held at National Aquatic Center, also known as the "Water Cube" in Beijing, China. Alibaba's relationship with an anti-counterfeiting lobby coalition known as the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition is a tale of how one of China's corporate giants won _ and ultimately lost_ a friend in Washington, using legal methods long deployed by corporate America: money and friendship.

Top StoryObama at Hiroshima: ‘Death fell from the sky’

Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to renew attention in his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. "Death fell from the sky and the world was changed," Obama said, after laying a wreath, closing his eyes and briefly bowing his head before an arched monument in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park that honors those killed on Aug. 6, 1945, when U.S. forces dropped the bomb that ushered in the nuclear age.

Hillary Clinton says she is ready for Donald Trump’s fantasy campaign

Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton has slammed the divisive rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and said she is ready for the "fantasy campaign" of the billionaire businessman. Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton has slammed the divisive rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and said she is ready for the "fantasy campaign" of the billionaire businessman.

Coast Guard opening Lake Michigan seasonal air facilities

The U.S. Coast Guard is opening seasonal air facilities in Michigan and Illinois to boost Lake Michigan search and rescue operations during the spring and summer months. Crews from the Detroit area operate Air Facility Muskegon while crews from Traverse City operate Air Facility Waukegan.

Cameron hails G7 summit free trade deals progress

The G7 summit in Japan has taken another step towards completion of a set of free trade deals which between them could boost the world economy by half a trillion US dollars , David Cameron has said. The Prime Minister hailed agreement to accelerate negotiations on a deal to remove barriers to trade between the EU and Japan, which he said was worth a total of A 89 billion to the two sides.

Judicial Overreach: Small Court, Big Economic Ramifications

Judicial overreach is moving beyond a theoretical political debate, as one Delaware state judge could throw the livelihoods of nearly 4,000 people into uncertainty and have sweeping ramifications for other major American employers. TransPerfect Global is by almost any measure a successful company, with more than $500 million in revenue and more than 3,500 fulltime employees.

Obama lays wreath in historic Hiroshima visit


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Barack Obama, the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, lays a wreath at the site of the world's first atomic bombing. Rough cut .

World’s largest hedge fund in line for government aid

Convinced that the time for this moment is right at last, President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first American president to confront the historic and haunted ground of Hiroshima. Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to renew attention in his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons,... Four Navy aviators ejected from two fighter jets "at a high rate of speed" after their aircraft got into trouble in the air and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off the North Carolina coast, one of the rescuers said.

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Global Agenda, 1:15 PMIn historic Hiroshima visit, Obama urges nuclear disarmament

US President Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting president to visit the site of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Japan, where he called on world nations to "escape the logic of fear" and reduce their nuclear arsenals. Obama, who was in the country while attending a G7 summit, visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Obama at Hiroshima: What to watch for

Seven decades after the U.S. launched an atomic attack in Hiroshima, President Barack Obama will become the first sitting president to visit the city Friday, traveling there to offer a reconciliatory balm for the still-painful knowledge of the devastation countries can inflict upon one another. By visiting Hiroshima, Obama is casting the powerful presidential spotlight on the haunted memories of one of history's darkest days.

Obama Gives Kitchen Sink Away to Vietnam


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"President Obama lifted the decades-long U.S. arms embargo against Vietnam on Monday in an apparent effort to shore up the communist country's defenses against an increasingly aggressive China - though he faced criticism that the move takes away U.S. leverage to press for human rights freedoms. "Obama announced the full removal of the embargo at a news conference in Hanoi alongside Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang.

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Churchgoer charged in Sunday service slaying headed to trial

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Gawker Media founder Nick Denton penned an open letter to Peter Thiel Thursday, slamming the tech entrepreneur as a "thin-skinned billionaire" for bankrolling lawsuits aimed at destroying his media company. He also challenged the PayPal founder to a public debate on journalism.

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11 states file lawsuit challenging Obama’s transgender directive

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The Latest: Hiroshima peace park preparing for Obama

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Why did the U.S. bomb Hiroshima?

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Trump uses energy speech to outline general election pitch

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Scoop: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders on CBS – Saturday, June 18, 2016

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Obama ready to face historic, haunted ground of Hiroshima

People gather around the gutted Atomic Bomb Dome at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, southwestern Japan, Thursday, May 26, 2016. President Barack Obama is to visit Hiroshima on Friday, May 27. Seven years ago, a new American president stood before cheering throngs in Prague's historic Hradcany Square and laid out an audacious goal.

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Obama ready to face historic, haunted ground of Hiroshima

Convinced that the time for this moment is right at last, President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first American president to confront the historic and haunted ground of Hiroshima. Here, at this place of so much suffering, where U.S. forces dropped the atomic bomb that gave birth to the nuclear age, Obama will pay tribute to the 140,000 people who died from the attack seven decades ago.

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Obama ready to face historic, haunted ground of Hiroshima

People gather around the gutted Atomic Bomb Dome at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, southwestern Japan, Thursday, May 26, 2016. President Barack Obama is to visit Hiroshima on Friday, May 27. Seven years ago, a new American president stood before cheering throngs in Prague's historic Hradcany Square and laid out an audacious goal.