Author: 0 Puerto Rico Mulls Political Status in New Referendum

An election held in the US territory on Sunday is a non-binding referendum. The U.S. acquired the Puerto Rico territory in 1898 from Spain, but the island has never experienced the benefits that come with statehood, like federal funding. David Aldarondo, a 31-year-old law student from Fishkill, New York , has lived in Puerto Rico for almost a decade and said he believes independence is the best option.

U.S. Officer who killed motorist to testify Friday
Author: 0 Officer who killed motorist to testify Friday

Castile's July 2016 killing received worldwide attention because his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , who was in the vehicle with her 4-year-old daughter when Yanez shot Castile five times, live-streamed the immediate aftermath on Facebook.

Author: 0 Trump tweets could create ethics headaches for DOJ lawyers: Frankel

The Justice Department filed two emergency applications with the Supreme Court last week to have the ban reinstated. The inconsistency put White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders in a delicate spot Monday afternoon as questions streamed in about why Trump was contradicting his aides.

U.S. Intelligence Officials Are United Behind Renewing FISA Approval
Author: 0 Intelligence Officials Are United Behind Renewing FISA Approval

Two of the nation's top intelligence officials said in a hearing Wednesday they would not discuss specifics of private conversations with President Donald Trump , declining to say whether they had been asked to push back against an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government.

Author: 0 US Mayors-Including San Diego's-Now Backing Paris Climate Pact

The United States' commitment to the agreement signals to the world that this is a critical issue and that we all must play a role in reducing emissions and shifting to new energy sources. It also included a target to keep global warming "well below" the threshold of 2 degrees Celsius per year, which will keep the planet from suffering irreparable damage.

Author: 0 McCaskill blasts Senate Republicans' health care process with facts

Cassidy added that under the Senate's plan, the phase-out date for the ACA's Medicaid expansion would occur at a later date than under the House bill, which ends the enhanced federal match for the program in 2020. It's also unclear when Senate Republicans will introduce legislative text, which reveals the devil in the details and will likely only spark more controversy and dissent.

Author: 0 1 winning Powerball ticket sold in California worth $447M

There was one jackpot winning Powerball ticket sold in California in Saturday's $447.8 million grand prize drawing, the lottery game said on its website . "We're very, very grateful for this to happen to our store". Officials say the earliest the ticket could be redeemed is 8 a.m. Monday. The odds of winning Saturday's drawing were only one in 292.2 million.

Author: 0 Trump accuses ex-FBI director Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

Donald Trump Jr., executive vice president of The Trump Organization, announces that the company is launching a new hotel chain June 5 in NY. This directly contradicts what President Trump said at a press conference at the White House the day after Comey testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

U.S. Anti-Sharia rallies draw counter-protests, arrests
Author: 0 Anti-Sharia rallies draw counter-protests, arrests

The protests wrapped up at 2:30 p.m., with no injuries reported , according to troopers. State Sen. Michael Williams, a Republican candidate for governor, spoke to the rally, according to his spokesman, Seth Weathers. "The more racists get a platform, the more people get attacked". She and other high-placed ACT members claim to be protecting free speech and so-called "traditional American values".

Author: 0 Despite Reports, Sean Spicer Remains White House Press Secretary

Despite the widespread gossip, Spicer returned from Trump's foreign trip with an on-camera briefing at the White House press briefing on Tuesday, directly contrasting the stories about the future of his job. Controversy over the Russian Federation issue deepened after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey earlier this month, leading to allegations by critics that the president sought to hamper the agency's investigation of the matter.

U.S. Coats takes center stage with new questions of Trump interference
Author: 0 Coats takes center stage with new questions of Trump interference

McCabe and Rosenstein said they had not spoken to the White House , while Rogers said he and Coats did not receive a "definitive answer" to the question. When asked if he knew that was the case, he responded with answers that did not directly address the question. HORSLEY: Coats suggested he might be willing to answer in a closed-door hearing without the television cameras rolling.

U.S. Seamus Power in the hunt at the St. Jude Classic
Author: 0 Seamus Power in the hunt at the St. Jude Classic

Reavie, Sebastian Munoz and Charl Schwartzel are a stroke clear atop the leaderboard, level at nine under through 36 holes on Friday. Three men share the halfway lead at the FedEx St Jude Classic in Memphis, but Rickie Fowler's US Open preparations suffered a blow as he missed the cut.

U.S. Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges
Author: 0 Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges

Telfair and another man were found with four loaded weapons, ammunition and a bullet-resistant vest, police said. They were parked illegally on the median on Atlantic Avenue near Classon Street, said police. The ex-point guard played on a number of teams between 2004 and 2013 - from the Portland Trail Blazers, the Boston Celtics, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Cleveland Cavaliers and finally to the Toronto Raptors.

Author: 0 Penguins end Predators magical postseason run

As much as the Predators put on a courageous face, they had just a bit more than a minute-and-a-half to shake off what would ultimately be the game-winning goal by former Predators winger Patric Hornqvist. They were somehow able to do it with a makeshift defence, becoming the first team in the last 11 years - since Jim Rutherford's Carolina Hurricanes did it in 2006 - to hoist the Stanley Cup without a superstar defenceman.

U.S. Two arrested at anti-Sharia law protest in Virginia Beach
Author: 0 Two arrested at anti-Sharia law protest in Virginia Beach

Later, they chanted, "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA" at the anti-Sharia crowd. "Officers arrested one woman and two men for obstructing", said police spokesman Mark Jamieson. "This manifestation at the Capitol is actually a way to make our Muslim neighbors feel uncomfortable". Supporters of ACT for America was met by a counterdemonstration, the Answer Coalition.

Author: 0 In deposition, Bill Cosby says apology wasn't admission of a crime

Cosby smiled as he walked out of court at the end of the day, raising his wooden cane to salute well-wishers who yelled, "We love you, Bill Cosby! " and "Hey, hey, hey!", the catchphrase from his "Fat Albert" TV show. "And what people want to say and want you to say and how they maneuver, and, yes, I do have lawyers protect me - 'objection, ' 'sustained.' But I just don't want to sit there and have to figure out what I believe is a truthful answer as to whether or not I'm opening a can of ...

U.S. Comey's caution to meet Trump's tweets in Russian Federation hearing
Author: 0 Comey's caution to meet Trump's tweets in Russian Federation hearing

Even as Comey laid bare an astounding account of his conversations with the president, he made clear that key details about the investigation remain unknown to the public. Sanders declined to answer specific questions about Comey's testimony, referring those to the president's lawyer. "It's my judgment that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation", he told senators .

Author: 0 Former Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor gets jail time in Jerry Sandusky case

Former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz departs after his sentencing hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa ., Friday, June 2, 2017. Despite the initial complaint coming in 2001, Jerry Sandusky was not arrested until 2011 . Sandusky, a Penn State football assistant coach for 30 years, was convicted in 2012 of assaulting 10 boys and was sentenced to between 30 and 60 years in prison.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Jr. Is Morphing Into His Father on Twitter

The president's spokespeople often argue that his tweets should not be taken seriously, but Spicer gave reporters a different assessment: "The president is the president of the United States, so they're considered official statements by the president of the United States", he said .

Author: 0 Three US troops 'killed by Afghan soldier in insider attack'

She adds that shootings like the one that occurred Saturday "are called insider attacks - or green on blue - with Afghans wearing green shooting Americans and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers". A US Army Special Forces soldier was killed fighting the terror group there in early April. "An investigation has already begun", Khogyani said, according to Reuters.

Author: 0 Trump accuses Comey of lying, offers to talk to Special Counsel

In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired by Mr Trump last month, Mr Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that the president had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

U.S. South Carolina Woman's Rescue On Video
Author: 0 South Carolina Woman's Rescue On Video

He told her he wasn't going to harm her, then handcuffed her and locked her in the back of the metal storage container . " Todd Kohlhepp shot Charlie Carver three times in the chest and wrapped him in a blue tarp", Kala told detectives.

U.S. Shooter, 2 others dead, 2 transported to hospital in Sandy
Author: 0 Shooter, 2 others dead, 2 transported to hospital in Sandy

Three people were killed and two others were injured in a shooting on a street a few blocks away from an elementary school Tuesday afternoon, police said. Some students and parents turned around and went back to the school, Stewart said. "I thought he was at school. It's just terrifying to think about".

Author: 0 U.S. tech CEOs commit to Paris Climate Change agreement, despite Trump's decision

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson came to President Trump's defense Monday over his decision to pull the USA out of the Paris Climate Agreement . Trump announced last week he was withdrawing the U.S. He hoped that Washington will rethink its decision. "We're supposed to get rid of ours", Mr. Trump said. The US President also said the deal was not tough on India and neighbouring China.

U.S. McCain tries to clarify muddled line of questioning
Author: 0 McCain tries to clarify muddled line of questioning

Comey told McCain that while the Clinton investigation had been wrapped up, the Trump probe was ongoing when Comey was sacked. McCain reiterated wanting to see Comey apply the same approach to the questioning with Trump as he did regarding Hillary Clinton's emails.

U.S. Marches against Islamic law draw opposition
Author: 0 Marches against Islamic law draw opposition

Just across the street, a larger and more vocal group of around 75 people chanted at them, "Racists out!" She said she doesn't hate Muslims but was concerned about domestic violence and "honor" killings of women deemed to disgrace their families; such killings occur in parts of the Muslim world.

Author: 0 Harris County Grand Jury Calls For Indictment In Death Of John Hernandez

Deputy Chauana Thompson and husband Terry Thompson were charged in the death of John Hernandez after they both turned themselves in on Thursday and were subsequently released on bail on Friday. "For us, it was a strategic decision to take the case to the grand jury as opposed to direct file and it was done for evidentiary purposes". Randall Kallinen, the attorney representing Toval and the Hernandez family, said he believes felony charges, which could range from criminally negligent ...

U.S. Intelligence Chiefs Won't Discuss Private Conversations With Trump In Open Hearing
Author: 0 Intelligence Chiefs Won't Discuss Private Conversations With Trump In Open Hearing

The Washington Post reported on Tuesday night that Trump had asked Coats to press James Comey , then Federal Bureau of Investigation director, to back off from focusing on his former national security adviser Michael Flynn . Counsel stopped short of accusing Comey of breaking the law, saying he'd leave it to "the appropriate authorities to determine whether" the leaks should be investigated along with all the others the White House is probing.

U.S. US intelligence chiefs decline to comment on Trump inquiry
Author: 0 US intelligence chiefs decline to comment on Trump inquiry

A Washington Post report Wednesday said in March, less than a week after the Senate confirmed Coats to oversee the 17 USA intelligence agencies, Trump asked him to intervene with then-FBI Director James Comey to back off an investigation of Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, whom Trump fired after just 24 days on the job for lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to Washington .