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Confederate statue of Jefferson Davis removed in New Orleans; controversy continues

Also slated for removal is the statue of Robert E. Lee at the city's iconic lee circle. "That didn't happen here", referring to the sometimes-violent clashes ...


Attorney general sparks fear with push for harsh sentences

These more lenient charges and sentences were to be applied to drug users who were not found to be part of gangs or established drug cartels, enabling these l...


James Harden himself can't explain his bad performance in Rockets' loss

Patty Mills had 14 points and seven assists, and Pau Gasol added 10 points and 11 rebounds. "That's the mountain we've got to climb", D'Antoni said. Tony Pa...


DOJ reversal on drug prosecutions will fuel mass incarceration, undermine public safety

The change, "affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and produces consistency", Sessions said, in a memo to federal prosecutors writ...


Second Body Pulled from Central Park Lake in 2 Days, NYPD Says

Wednesday. Police are investigating after a man's body is found in Central Park. Investigators were working to confirm the ID. The body was found naked, float...


New USDA position is intended to boost agricultural trade

The under secretary will serve as USDA's point person in managing and coordinating agricultural trade issues across multiple agencies. In its current position a...


Paul Ryan: Democratic Push For Special Prosecutor "Not A Good Idea"

Ryan also took a few questions from Delavan-area high schoolers at Prestige Paints. Ryan later answered questions about Trump's decision to fire Comey and the...


Trump won't say whether Spicer still has a job

Trump's tweet about tapes referred to three conversations he said he had with Comey . "Some of Trump's advisers will take note", Lohaus said. Halfway across ...


Sean Spicer says 'no comment' when asked about Trump taping Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Former FBI chief James Comey had been investigating possible collusion between Mr Trump's election campaign officials and Moscow. When Trump then pressed fo...


Despite warnings on Flynn, Trump dismisses Russian collusion

He repeatedly invoked this second meeting between Yates and McGahn, which the former acting attorney general testified was held at the White House counsel's...


Stiff headwinds for GOP on health care, tax reform

A week ago, the House narrowly approved a bill that would gut major portions of the Obama law by overhauling government subsidies for private health insurance a...


School: Boy, 8, who killed himself never said he was bullied

Two days before in a Carson Elementary restroom, another student grabbed Gabriel and pulled him to the ground, which apparently knocked Gabriel out. In Januar...


'No risk' if LA gets Olympics - IOC official

The day began with International Olympic Committee members and bid officials playing a little basketball at the iconic Staples Center and finished under a glo...


LDS Church to no longer participate in Varsity, Venture Scouting

LDS youth ages 14 and older working toward their Eagle Scout can obtain it after January 1. "I'm not interested in what the church says, but in what the chu...


Spicer returns for first press briefing since Comey firing

Spicer said the Justice Department had begun creating a list of potential candidates and was "going to be starting the process of interviewing people either tod...


Russian photographer on White House outrage: 'This is nonsense'

There had been no plans to immediately broadcast images from the meeting. In 2014, the USA imposed economic sanctions on Russia - including freezing American ...


Four Dead in Ohio Nursing Home Shooting

Disario, 36, had only been on the job for about three weeks, Thorp said. Kirkersville is a small village in central Ohio . His last radio communication ind...


White House refuses to say if conversations are being taped

He later tweeted that no one should expect his White House to give completely accurate information. "The president has nothing further to add on that", White ...


Ohio police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed by gunman

Lt. Sellers says the sheriff has requested assistance from the Ohio BCI who is on the way now. The Pine Kirk Care Center is located on East Main Street. Tho...


Commencement speech by No. 2 Senate Republican canceled

He is the second-highest-ranking member of the Senate after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. McCabe on Thursday contradicted the Trump White House...


Officer shot after man opens fire in nursing home

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Friday that two search warrants were issued for the cars. Two law enforcement sources tell 10TV the gunman is down. Lt....


Senate aides: Comey has declined to testify before Intelligence Committee

Mr Spicer said he was not aware of any recording of the dinner with Mr Comey . Pirro asked Trump , in an interview for her Fox News show "Justice With J...


After being fired by Trump, Sally Yates to testify on Russian Federation

The House and Senate intelligence committees are conducting their own simultaneous investigations. Obama fired Flynn in 2014 because of his disruptive managem...


No. 8 Penn Torpedoed by Navy in NCAA Opening Round

Senior attack Emily Rogers-Healion had two goals and two assists for the Quakers, who were whistled for a whopping 27 fouls. The next draw . They took us t...


Attorney General Jeff Sessions enacts harsher charging, sentencing policy

Now, if prosecutors want to pursue less severe charges for low-level crimes, they have to seek out special permission . He added that this "will only perpetuat...


Police respond to active shooter report in Kirkersville

The hostages were unharmed. He had six children, and one more "on the way", Mr Thorp said, adding that "it's a real hard day for all of us". The Columbus D...


Officer dies after ambush at OH nursing home

The slain police chief was identified as Steven Eric Disario, who headed the Kirkersville Police Department, Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said. Kirker...


Why Health Care Professionals Are So Pessimistic About Reform

Three quarters of voters agreed that it is a "bad idea" for states to be able to let health care companies raise insurance premiums on those with pre-existing ...


Sarah Huckabee Sanders Blames Press For Making FBI Director Firing "So Complicated"

He added, "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" "It was a quic...


Trump Establishes Panel to Probe Voter Fraud

Kobach has been accused of extreme racism and having ties to white nationalists. Potential panel members include former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell ...


US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

But Sessions's new charging policy, outlined in a two-page memo and sent to more than 5,000 assistant USA attorneys across the country and all assistant attorne...


Change _ good and bad _ comes quickly at the TPC Sawgrass

Only twice did he have par putts longer than 3 feet, and he made them both. Raised areas around greens, good view lines between holes, easy access to the cours...


Israel criticizes United Nations cultural agency resolution on Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Tel Aviv will cut $1 million in United Nations funding over an anti-Israel resolution recently approved at the ...


Acting FBI director contradicts Trump White House on Comey, Russia probe

Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt that Comey wanted to make a pitch to keep his job. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenst...


Dozens Hospitalized, Several Killed As Severe Weather Hits The South And Midwest

More flooding and tornadoes were forecast as storms rolled eastward in a band stretching from Alabama into the Ohio River valley. Parts of the Florida Panhandle...