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White House defends transparency after visitor log reversal

Spicer referred to the voluntary release of visitor logs by the Obama administration as a "faux attempt" at transparency, given that the public logs carried exemptions for personal visits, national security matters and other sensitive meetings.

Turkey's Erdogan says he's set to meet Trump in Washington

The European Union has also urged a probe into fraud claims after global observers voiced concerns, although Russian President Vladimir Putin called his Turkish counterpart to offer congratulations. Mehmet Hadimi Yakupoglu, the main opposition Republican People's Party's representative at the board, said they would take the decision to the constitutional court and then to the European Court of Human Rights if necessary.

Missing Teen Found Across the Country With Teacher a Month After Disappearing

Surveillance footage of Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas. Cummins, a 50-year-old married father and grandfather, was wanted on allegations of aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it worked tirelessly for the past five weeks, looking into more than 1,500 leads from all 50 states. The two disappeared a few weeks after a student reported seeing Cummins and Thomas kissing in a classroom.

Patriots kickoff season September 7 against Chiefs

And it will be an interesting one, to say the least, as it aligns with the one our very own Rich Hill called "preposterous and stupid" earlier. But none will compete with the Falcons' highly anticipated trip to New England in one of the biggest games of the entire season.

Trump to sign 'Buy American, Hire American' executive order

The additional scrutiny DHS has ordered will include "site visits" to determine whether "H-1B dependent employers are evading their obligation to make a good faith effort to recruit USA workers", the Trump administration says. is constantly short on high-skilled IT talent. Tech companies contend the programme is used to recruit top talent, but some of the H-1B visas are also used for outsourcing firms.

UC Berkeley Cancels Ann Coulter Speech Over Protest Concerns

Mogulof said campus police had learned that some of the groups that took part in those clashes 'planned to target the appearance of Ann Coulter on campus'. The hard-right polemicist is unfettered though, and says her speech will go on with or without government permission. 'I feel like the Constitution is important and that taxpayer-supported universities should not be using public funds to violate American citizens┬┤ constitutional rights'.

SCOTUS Hears MO Religious Discrimination Case

The court must decide whether Missouri is entitled to reject a church grant to use recycled tires to resurface a playground. Citing discrimination, the church sued the state, and although it lost in the lower courts, it is now looking for a SCOTUS ruling that would ensure that schools run by churches can not be excluded from government programs providing assistance to non-profit organizations.

'Dreamer' returned to Mexico despite Trump promise

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The suit filed on behalf of Juan Manuel Montes alleges that U.S. At least 10 Dreamers are in federal custody, according to United We Dream, an advocacy organization made up of DACA enrollees and other young immigrants, USA Today reported .

DNA leads to arrest in killing of Google's Vanessa Marcotte

We got him", Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. proclaimed at a news conference Saturday outside the police department in Princeton, a small community of about 3,500 residents in central MA. Saturday. She never came home, and her body was discovered less than a mile away on Brooks Station Road. Early says more charges are expected. Sources said the suspect, arrested overnight, is 31-year-old Angel Cordero Ortiz.

Sexual abuse at boarding school went on for decades

The 48-page report, which was prepared by an investigator at the law firm Covington & Burling LLP, acknowledges a pattern of abuse that lasted until the 2010s. Choate said it had been compelled to examine this ugly history in 2013, after two alumni alerted the school to sexual misconduct they had experienced as students, the report said.

Easter egg hunt attracts hundreds

Twenty of the eggs had prizes in them indicating they had won one of the larger Easter baskets donated by Tata Ruben's Kettle Corn. Early German writings from the 1500s mention the legend of the Easter Bunny. Easter Egg Hunt at The Plaza at the Barrington - Carmel, starts at 1:30 p.m. In addition to thousands of eggs, there will also be plenty of prizes for participating children between the ages of 0 and 12.

Assad could see USA strike as just a 'slap on the wrist'

The Syrian foreign minister denied the government's involvement in the Idlib incident, saying it had never nor would it ever use chemical weapons on either civilians or terrorists operating in the country. "Assad must go and the search for stability, to begin". The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Trump's decision was a "reaction" to Syria's use of chemical weapons.

Meet Putter, the ice cream-loving squirrel

Fantasy Isle Ice Cream & Mini Golf in Harbor in Holden Beach, North Carolina has attracted a loyal squirrel, that they named Putter, who seems to have a taste for ice cream. Her flavor of choice? "We put a sign out to let people know she's part of the family, and to limit feeding her". She's a cute little mascot. Putter enjoys a petite size cone made just for her filled vanilla or no sugar added ice cream.

Cook County criminal judge shot to death in Chicago

The 52-year-old woman was reported in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the leg. To view the full article, register now. A Cook County, Illinois judge was gunned down in a Chicago shooting early Monday morning. Police aren't releasing names yet; and no one has been arrested. Myles was an associate judge in Cook County Circuit Court's criminal division .

South Carolina, Gonzaga on defensive

It put the Gamecocks up 67-65 and Gonzaga on their heels. And on the next play, he scored on an old-fashioned 3-point play. The Bulldogs' 7-footers, senior Przemek Karnowski and freshman Zach Collins , took care of things on both ends of the court as they combined for 18 rebounds .

Whitewater police in standoff with person near middle school

Jakubowski is suspected of sealing an automatic assault rifle and other guns and had made threats against schools and public officials. "Mr. Jakubowski is known well to officers of the Janesville Police Department and the Rock County Sheriff's Office", said Janesville Police Chief David Moore.

Federal judge blocks IN ultrasound requirement

The bill , according to the memo, is modeled after last session's failed House Bill 1623, which identified Planned Parenthood specifically as an "unconventional" provider of women's health services. With HEA 1337, IN lawmakers created several new provisions regulating abortions IN the state , but Friday's ruling addresses only the ultrasound mandate.

Jessica Runions Disappearance: Remains Found in Missouri Identified as Missing Woman

Runions was spotted driving her SUV around 9:30 p.m. the night of her disappearance and her burned vehicle was found two days later. Yust had been seen with Kopetsky several times in the months leading up to her disappearance. 'I can't put it any other way, but I hate him, ' Kopetsky's mom, Rhonda Beckford, told KCTV in September. "I hate him for taking not only my child, but possibly taking another".

Working Together to Stop Distracted Driving

While the survey shows 23% of drivers are taking pictures and 14% are recording videos, 93%claim they talk to passengers in the auto, 23% attend to children, and 21% attend to pets in vehicle, causing additional distractions. Officers will be enforcing phone and texting laws, as well as other vehicle violations, including Assembly Bill 1785, which prohibits the use of wireless communication or use of Global Positioning System unless the device is voice operated, hands-free, installed in the ...

Homeowner shoots, kills showering intruder, police say

Travis Adams said . He entered his business on Saturday morning to find that a break-in had occurred and that the intruder was in the bathroom taking a shower, the sheriff's office said. When he found Rosa had not left, he told investigators he shot him three times through the shower curtain. Nathaniel Rosa is seen in a photo obtained by KCPQ.

Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes

Strong thunderstorms could accumulate in the afternoon on Sunday , Goudsward said, cautioning that a lot may change in the forecast between now and then. "The main threats for tomorrow are large hail and damaging winds", Guerrero said. The weekend looks nice with dry conditions until Sunday night.

2 more dead in Chicago neighborhood where shootings killed 5

A man and woman were shot, police said, and the van crashed into a pole. All four victims were male and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Two men were found dead from bullet wounds inside the restaurant, a third person was found unresponsive outside the restaurant, and a fourth man was found a block away.

Flint water crisis likely the cause of deadly Legionnaires outbreak

The state has also agreed to keep federal funding above average for programs supporting women and children affected by the high levels of lead. Under the settlement, they will get a schedule for water line replacements while the state gets a schedule for weaning Flint off the community resource stations where bottled water, water filters and filter replacement cartridges are now distributed free of charge.

Fact check: Trump overlooks his Obamacare promise

When the gathering broke up, Rep. Greg Walden of OR, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee that helped write the bill, told reporters: "We gave it our best shot". "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future", he said. Trump told reporters Friday that he would be "open to it" if Democrats wanted to work on a bipartisan measure.

Trump welcomes police union leaders to White House

The latest Trump proposal, disclosed Tuesday, would eliminate $1.2 billion in National Institutes of Health research grants, a favorite of both parties. "It's always live for me, you know unfortunately other guys make a speech and nobody cares, but for me everything's live". Leaders of the largest police union in the United States have warned President Donald Trump that he could endanger public safety if he follows through with cuts in federal grants to immigrant "sanctuary cities", the ...

No LGBTQ category included in Census proposal for 2020 count

Both state and national LGBT rights organizations sharply rebuked the recent revelation that the 2020 Census will not include questions related to gender identity or sexual orientation. According to the Task Force, more than 100,000 LGBTQ people included the sticker on their 2010 census envelopes. But gay rights advocates say it's more evidence that President Donald Trump is going back on a campaign promise to protect the gay community.

Strong to severe weather possible Monday afternoon

What forecasters are anticipating to be a busy weather week gets started today with a threat of strong storms for a large part of Alabama. The severe weather window will be from about 4 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northwest Cullman County. The weather service said it will be watching this system closely and will be refining its forecasts over the next few days.

Armed robbers, including 1 in pig mask, storm Vegas hotel

An eyewitness, who was at the Bellagio at the time, told The Sun Online : "I saw a person in a pig mask holding what looked like a gun outside the Rolex in the Bellagio". Police said Saturday they believe at least three people entered the store. "No shooting", a police spokesman said in a text to Reuters. The suspects tried to drive away but their auto wouldn't start so they ran on foot and tried to carjack a driver before running as the carjacking attempt failed, the Sun reported.

Trumpcare 2.0 Still Isn't Cruel Enough to Satisfy Conservatives

The Congressional Budget Office estimated earlier this month that the bill would reduce the deficit by $337 billion through 2026 but leave about 24 million more people uninsured than would be under the current law. House Republicans are slated to vote on the GOP plan on Thursday . Importantly, the AHCA maintains a firewall between the new tax credits and the existing employer sponsored insurance, which over 177 million individuals rely for highly valued coverage.

Major Clashes Reported in Damascus after Anti-government Rebels Infiltrate Tunnels

The regime responded with intense bombardment of rebel-held areas. The Observatory said the rebel assault sought to relieve allied fighters in the nearby districts of Barzeh, Tishreen and Qabun. The war saw a turning point when Russian Federation intervened in September 2015 in support of the regime, allowing pro-government forces to regain significant territory they had lost to the rebels.

Ghost Calls Causing Delays In 911 Operator Response Times

Police officials have used overtime to beef up staffing in the 911 call center. "There's no timetable for when the problem will be solved", the company said. Until then, he is calling for volunteers among city employees who want to receive training to handle 911 dispatches to help out. "It's encouraging that T-Mobile will finally be sending top engineers to Dallas tomorrow morning".

WATCH NOW: McDonald's Plans to Honor Hero Drive-Thru Worker

Surveillance video shows the SUV narrowly missing another vehicle before hitting a curb. An off-duty police officer drove up to the window at this fast food restaurant with her two children in the backseat. "She's alive and that's enough, if I had to die to save that woman I would have", Viloria said. It's unclear what the medical emergency was. Surveillance footage shows the auto missing another vehicle before hitting a curb.

Appleton gas prices fall slightly last week

DeHaan said lowered oil prices may keep the seasonal rise in fuel prices from being as sharp as in past years. The national average is at $2.29 per gallon. "The annual spring rally at the pump could be less severe than expected", said Patrick DeHaan, a Gasbuddy senior petroleum analyst. Ohio's prices dropped 7.4 cents per gallon from the previous week.

Turn and Test for Daylight Savings This Weekend

The Cranston Fire Department and Red Cross volunteers will visit homes this Monday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.as part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign. "We see too many disabled smoke alarms in fires when people really needed them to work". "Smoke coming from the ground floor will take longer to reach a smoke alarm on another floor, and vice versa".

Elderly twins die after being in the cold overnight

Authorities believe Williams fell first while walking to her auto the night before and Haley may have tripped on a rug in the garage while trying to call for help inside the house. Police Chief John LaCross told WHIO that the deaths are a "tragic loss". On Friday night, much of New England recorded some of their winters coldest temperatures.

Toddler dies after being left in hot auto all day in Brandon

Investigators say 21-year-old Fiorella Silva-Tello went into work at a daycare in the Oak Park Shopping Center in Brandon, leaving her half-brother, Jacob Manchego , in the SUV. The temperature was in the high 80s in Tampa on Tuesday. Tuesday night, Silva-Tello returned home with her parents with her head covered with a jacket after a devastating day.

Trump will not attend the White House correspondents' dinner

Mr. Trump's announcement also comes after reports that Bloomberg had made a decision to not host an afterparty event after the dinner this year and CNN was reportedly debating whether to attend the dinner. The president attends each year. CNN, frequently criticized by Trump , has been contemplating sitting out the dinner. The president traditionally speaks as well.

Authorities: Suspect arrested in case of missing teacher

Ricketson did say new developments surfaced in recent days and will be shared with the news media Thursday afternoon. "This gentleman never came up in our radar", J.T. Before Duke's arrest, GBI interviewed more than 200 people without finding a single person of interest. A massive manhunt was launched after Grinstead's disappearance, but the case proved hard due to the lack of evidence found in Grinstead's home, according to the GBI.

Donald Trump's immigration plans could impact 3 lakh Indian-Americans

The new rules also call for Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to remove illegal immigrants they encounter - with a special emphasis on removing those who have committed additional crimes while in the US.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. considers retirement if he wins 2017 NASCAR title

He will start Sunday on the outside of the front row beside his Hendrick teammate Chase Elliott . The 42-year-old Earnhardt has 26 Cup victories to his credit. Earnhardt is now in the final year of his contract with Hendrick Motorsports . "I obviously hope the race goes better this time than it did a year ago", he said.

San Jose Flooding: 14000 Told to Evacuate

Meteorologists placed part of the blame on atmospheric rivers - ribbons of water vapour extending thousands of miles from the tropics to the western US. Red Cross overnight shelters are open at Evergreen Valley High School and James Lick High School. Closer to the reservoir, Coyote Creek spilled its banks, causing a flood that closed lanes on US 101.

Whittier cops, 1 suspect hurt in officer-involved shooting

The officers, who had not yet been identified, approached the suspected gunman's vehicle completely unaware that it was stolen. The suspect was asking passersby to help push his auto, according to police, and the suspect then opened fire on the officers with a handgun.

O'Donnell-Chiu bill moves to protect students from overzealous immigration raids

DHS Secretary John Kelly said Immigration and Customs Enforcement targeted immigrants who are a threat to public safety, including convicted criminals and gang members. Rosemary Jenks, government relations manager for NumbersUSA, which supports stricter enforcement, said it should be an easy ruling against Mr. Ramirez.

Southwest Plane Scrapes Another On Phoenix Tarmac

Two planes at Sky Harbor International Airport clipped wings Thursday night, according to airport officials. Megan Whor was on the Southwest Airlines flight. Passengers on United Airlines flights traveling Friday or Saturday will be allowed to alter their flight plans without a charge in certain cities, said Maddie King, a spokeswoman for the airline.

Missing Colorado child found in Okllahoma, father arrested

The remains have not been officially identified, but they have been tentatively identified as the remains of Ashley Mead, according to Boulder Police. Mead and her daughter were reported missing on Tuesday after she did not show up for work. She and her daughter were last seen in Boulder Sunday. LaTresha Woodruff, spokeswoman for the Conway Police Department, confirmed that her agency was informed of Mead's disappearance and of Densmore's stay in Conway.

Tiffany Trump Responds to Whoopi Goldberg After NYFW Seating Controversy

Those who were slotted in the seats both next to her and behind her moved and no one was willing to take their places. Whoopi Goldberg is not having the mean girls of NYFW. But everyone seemed to agree that what the fashion editors did to Trump was bullying. Throughout the election, people would constantly call Tiffany the " other daughter" or the "Jan Brady" of the Trump family.

Andy Puzder withdraws nomination after losing Republican support

Acosta is the first Hispanic that Trump has chosen for his cabinet. If confirmed by the Senate, Acosta would be the first Hispanic to serve on Trump's Cabinet. Puzder, the chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants Inc, which primarily franchises fast-food chains including Hardee's and Carl's Jr, has been at the centre of a swirl of controversies, complaints and potential conflicts.

Chicago toddler shot and killed in latest spasm of violence

Tuesday. Chicago Police said the 26-year-old male who was also in the vehicle, whose name has not been released, is a known gang member. Lavontay was the third child shot in Chicago since the weekend and the second to die on Tuesday.

Russia Deploys Cruise Missile, Violating Arms-Control Treaty

The first few weeks of a new presidency "are always a convenient time for our adversaries to test the administration while it's short-staffed and distracted", Julie Smith, a former senior White House and Pentagon official, told Foreign Policy.

Harrison Ford pilots private plane, nearly collides with passenger plane

An air traffic control recording captured Ford asking "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" Ford, 74, was reportedly trying to land his plane on Tuesday afternoon, at the John Wayne Airport, and had gotten cleared for landing on a certain runway by air traffic controllers.