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Author: 0 Senate approves sanctions bill to punish Russia for meddling

But Palestinian officials said they were not aware of any change and that it was unlikely a policy that has been a cornerstone of social support for decades would be altered. Halting the payments to families of assailants, or "martyrs", is one of the preconditions that Israel demands before it would agree to renew the peace talks with the Palestinians.

U.S. Republican Congressman, officers wounded in Washington shooting
Author: 0 Republican Congressman, officers wounded in Washington shooting

Mr Scalise, 51, the number three House Republican leader first elected to the House in 2008, is in a stable condition and undergoing surgery at a nearby hospital. Hodgkinson . "If Steve, who is in leadership was not there, the one member who was shot , this would have been a massacre", said Rep. Barletta. A man who shot top Republican politician Steve Scalise at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria , Virginia has died from his injuries.

Author: 0 Rodman begins sightseeing on NKorea trip he hopes opens door

Warmbier's parents said in a statement Tuesday that he had been freed by the Communist state but had to be medically evacuated because he was in a coma. The announcement came shortly after former National Basketball Association player Dennis Rodman arrived in Pyongyang for a return visit to North Korea.

U.S. White House to grant Pentagon authority to adjust troop levels in Afghanistan
Author: 0 White House to grant Pentagon authority to adjust troop levels in Afghanistan

Mattis made the comments before the Senate Armed Services Committee , where Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) questioned why the Donald Trump administration has yet to present a new strategy for the conflict. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations such as Britain also have lost troops during the conflict. "Let's not ask families to sacrifice any further without a strategy", he said.

U.S. Group against Islamic law clashes with counterprotesters
Author: 0 Group against Islamic law clashes with counterprotesters

The Los Angeles Times reported that they were met by counter-protesters", who "held up placards and shouted, 'No Hate! The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the country's largest Muslim advocacy group, urged Americans to participate in one of several local educational events being organised in "a peaceful challenge to Saturday's hate rallies".

Author: 0 Actions must follow China's words on North Korea, US defence secretary says

Since his election, Trump has insisted that China rein in its neighbour, insisting that all options were on the table if its missile development programs weren't shut down. He insisted that the United States will "still be there", noting that the Trump administration will pursue "a fresh approach" while asking for patience from regional allies.

U.S. ISIS sympathizer, aspiring 'martyr's widow' arrested in Singapore
Author: 0 ISIS sympathizer, aspiring 'martyr's widow' arrested in Singapore

Syaikhah Izzah Zahrah Al Ansari, 22, a contract assistant at an infant care center, was detained this month under the Internal Security Act that allows for her detention without trial. Izzah's sister came to know about her pro-Isis social media postings and her intention to join Isis back in 2015. They did not alert the authorities.

U.S. Trump tells senators House health care bill is 'mean'
Author: 0 Trump tells senators House health care bill is 'mean'

Trump previously heaped praise on the bill after it was passed in a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden in May, saying it was "very, very incredibly well-crafted, and hailed it as "a great plan". "Generous, kind, and with heart". Verizon closes Yahoo deal Trump calls House healthcare bill "mean" Overnight Regulation: FDA puts new nutrition labels on hold MORE (R-S.D.) said after the meeting with the president.

Author: 0 Trump says is willing to testify under oath about Comey claims

Trump says Romania has been a great ally to the USA and he's honored to host Iohannis for what the White House has said is a working visit. Trump faced journalists at the White House on Friday afternoon in a joint news conference with the president of Romania, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner.

U.S. Sessions is appearing before Senate Intel Committee: What could happen?
Author: 0 Sessions is appearing before Senate Intel Committee: What could happen?

The committee has yet to decide whether they should let Sessions testify on that day and, if so, whether to include an open session, a closed session or both. How many meetings did you have with the Russian ambassador or any other Russian officials in 2016? In his defense, Sessions could cite a memo written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that criticized Comey over the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

U.S. Georgia Inmates Kill 2 Prison Guards, Escape During Transport
Author: 0 Georgia Inmates Kill 2 Prison Guards, Escape During Transport

The family of a Georgia prison guard killed when two inmates escaped their prison bus is anxious about the other law enforcement officers now searching for the fugitives. Detectives described Rowe as a white man who has brown hair and blue eyes. Investigators said Dubose and Rowe disarmed the guards and shot them to death.

U.S. Donald Trump urged to come clean over alleged James Comey recordings
Author: 0 Donald Trump urged to come clean over alleged James Comey recordings

Former FBI Director James Comey's dramatic testimony drew invective from his former boss, US President Donald Trump , on Twitter, with Trump dismissing him as a leaker on Friday (June 9) and a coward on Sunday (June 11). Kasowitz has declared Trump "completely vindicated" by Comey's assertion that he told the president he was not personally a target of the FBI's investigation into whether the campaign coordinated with Russian Federation during the election.

Author: 0 Trump Addresses Infrastructure, Health Care in Ohio

He was slated to give remarks at the Rivertowne Marina in Cincinnati. During his speech on infrastructure, Trump invoked major projects of the past - including the construction of the Panama Canal, Transcontinental Railroad and Interstate Highway System - and said that overseas spending has hampered modern large-scale infrastructure improvements.

Author: 0 Who else but Trump to call for a nation full of apprentices?

And it was notable that for all the pushback senators gave Comey, they never once questioned his honesty or his integrity or challenged his characterization of Trump as a liar. "The Senate intelligence committee is the most appropriate forum for such matters, as it has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information", he added.

Author: 0 Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden Has Heated Exchange With US Attorney General

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday vehemently rejected the suggestion he colluded with Russian Federation to tilt last year's election in Donald Trump's favor, branding the accusations an "appalling and detestable lie". Testifying before the same panel last week , Comey, without being specific, said he had information about Sessions related to Russian Federation that he termed "problematic" to the investigation.

U.S. Tornadoes, hail hit eastern Wyoming; 1 injury reported
Author: 0 Tornadoes, hail hit eastern Wyoming; 1 injury reported

And one funnel cloud was spotted near Cody. Kaycee saw multiple touchdowns, the weather service said, with at least two and possibly three being tracked simultaneously at one point Monday night. The advisory includes the Wind River Range, Wyoming Range and Teton Range. Forecasters say that the low pressure system that has generated these tornadoes will continue to move eastward on Tuesday.

U.S. Golden Entertainment To Buy Stratosphere, Arizona Charlie's Properties
Author: 0 Golden Entertainment To Buy Stratosphere, Arizona Charlie's Properties

Golden Entertainment owns PT's Pub in Las Vegas as well as casinos in Pahrump , Nevada , Montana and Maryland. Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ:GDEN) traded up 1.40% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $17.36. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Golden Entertainment , Inc. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 47,984 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is now 3.4 days.

U.S. Fresh questions for Sessions - and he'll answer in public
Author: 0 Fresh questions for Sessions - and he'll answer in public

Democratic lawmakers are skeptical that Sessions will divulge any explosive new details, especially since the attorney general could assert executive privilege regarding any questions about conversations with the president. Tuesday's testimony will begin at 2.30 p.m. Senators are expected to ask Sessions specific questions about issues raised by Comey's testimony, his behavior, meetings with Russian officials, and Sessions' uneasy relationship with Donald Trump .

U.S. 6 questions for Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Author: 0 6 questions for Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Sessions, who has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation, told appropriators that Senate Intelligence was the more "appropriate forum" in the wake of Comey's testimomy. "We also were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an opening setting,"Comey said". Comey declined to elaborate in an open setting. Comey himself had a riveting appearance before the same Senate panel last week, with some key moments centred on Sessions.

U.S. Flag Day ceremony set Wednesday at Elks Lodge
Author: 0 Flag Day ceremony set Wednesday at Elks Lodge

Do not forget to pay the proper respect to the US flag, on this day and every day. By 1861, that unity was in peril, and a Mr. Morris, a New Englander, felt compelled to suggest a celebration of the anniversary of the adoption of the flag and "a program of a patriotic order, praying for the success of the Federal arms and the preservation of the Union".

Author: 0 N Korea releases US student held for 17 months

His family confirmed Warmbier was in a coma and had likely been in a coma for over a year. An image released by North Korea's official news agency of Otto Warmbier at a media conference in Pyongyang a year ago. It said its special envoy on North Korean policy met with North Korean foreign ministry representatives in Norway last month. In a statement , Fred and Cindy said: " Otto has left North Korea ".

Author: 0 US courts reject Trump appeal over Muslim US entry ban

The 4th U.S. Circuit also has called Trump's national security concerns an after-the-fact justification for a policy that was "steeped in animus and directed at a single religious group". The 9th Circuit also kept blocking Mr Trump's suspension of the United States refugee programme. In suspending the entry of more than 180 million nationals from six countries , suspending the entry of all refugees, and reducing the cap on the admission of refugees from 110,000 to 50,000 for the 2017 ...

U.S. Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller
Author: 0 Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

In his interview Ruddy claimed Trump had interviewed Mueller for the position of Federal Bureau of Investigation director several days before Rosenstein appointed him special counsel. Republicans in Congress are also shaking off the notion that Trump could fire Mueller. "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel".

U.S. After Months Of Courting, Trump Finally Wins Cindy McCain
Author: 0 After Months Of Courting, Trump Finally Wins Cindy McCain

The message is that America does not want to lead . In February 2016, McCain graded Obama's foreign policy approach with an "F". Trump's "America first" leadership, indicates "a withdrawal of the United States from its role in the world", noted Daniel Chirot, a professor of worldwide studies at the University of Washington .

Author: 0 What To Watch For In Virginia's Gubernatorial Primaries

Wagner has represented the 7th Senate District ( Virginia Beach and Norfolk) since 2002 and was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1992-2001. That could be a problem for Periello, whose profile is less that of state politician than megaphone for the Trump-era angst of the national party. Frank Wagner, is also running in the GOP primary.

U.S. Authorities seek 2 escaped inmates after 2 guards killed
Author: 0 Authorities seek 2 escaped inmates after 2 guards killed

Two witnesses said they saw the fugitives at a Family Dollar store in Madison . MACON (The Telegraph) - According to The Telegraph in Macon , the Putnam County Sheriff's Office is reporting two corrections officers are dead after a prison bus was hijacked.

U.S. American Otto Warmbier Has Been Released From A North Korean Prison
Author: 0 American Otto Warmbier Has Been Released From A North Korean Prison

They also said they are grateful Mr Warmbier "will finally be with people who love him". Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, a self-described friend of Kim Jong Un, recently landed in North Korea on a non-U.S. He identified the church as Friendship United Methodist Church. Warmbier said he accepted the offer because his family was "suffering from very severe financial difficulties".

Author: 0 Sessions' Testimony Will Be Open to Public

Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Jack Reed questioned on Sunday why Sessions was involved in Trump's May 9 dismissal of Comey after he had recused himself from investigations of whether Russian Federation tried to meddle in the 2016 presidential election with possible help from Trump associates.