U.S.

Mom of Ohio boy who killed himself vows he "will be heard"

Henson says school officials sent a note home with students after his death, saying a child had died in an accident and counselors would be available for their children. A detective with the Cincinnati Police Homicide Unit also analyzed the video. "His vitals are fine, he's fine and she chose to come to the school to get him to make sure he was okay and she took him home", Branch said. Read More

Continue Reading »

Trump tweets warning to Comey over leaks

Trump's tweet Friday morning in which he suggested that "tapes" might exist and that Comey should hope that there are none. When asked whether the FBI's Russian Federation investigation is fake news, or a "witch hunt", as Trump called it this morning in another tweet, Clapper told MSNBC on Friday: "I don't believe it is". Read More

Continue Reading »

Parents demonstrate outside bullied boy's school

What the school did tell Gabe's mother is that her son fainted and that his vitals were normal. "We ask that you review the video, it is entirety", the school system wrote in a statement. 26, Taye killed himself at his Cincinnati home after school. The detective told school officials that while he had concerns about the bullying, which could be considered a criminal assault, he added that the school would be better suited to handle the situation because of the children's ages. Read More

Continue Reading »

Arkansas man jailed in deaths of 3 people, including deputy

Arkansas man jailed in deaths of 3 people, including deputy

Mainhart was killed during a traffic stop in which the deputy pulled over a vehicle that was connected to a disturbance call at a home on Gum Springs Road. A Texas police-reform bill named after a black woman found dead in jail following a confrontation with a white state trooper during a traffic stop has been stripped down to the point that some community organizers. Read More

Continue Reading »

Sessions issues sweeping new criminal charging policy

Sessions issues sweeping new criminal charging policy

The May 10 memo to federal prosecutors said the most serious offenses are those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences . That would send more people to prison and for much longer terms by triggering mandatory minimum sentences. The Justice Department's own data revealed just previous year that, since I implemented Smart on Crime policies in 2013, prosecutors have used the discretion I gave them to focus on more serious drug cases. Read More

Continue Reading »

Trump, Russia foreign minister meet after FBI controversy

Trump, Russia foreign minister meet after FBI controversy

President Donald Trump met with Russian officials at the White House and while Russian state media was present, the American press was kept out. President Trump also raised Ukraine, and expressed his Administration's commitment to remain engaged in resolving the conflict and stressed Russia's responsibility to fully implement the Minsk agreements. Read More

Continue Reading »

White House alerted about Flynn's blackmail risk: Ex

White House alerted about Flynn's blackmail risk: Ex

At Tuesday's White House press briefing, the first question tossed to press secretary Sean Spicer, as expected, was why the president waited so long to fire Flynn. Yates made clear that the concerns she raised had exclusively to do with Flynn's contacts with the Russian ambassador, and not his paid speech for a Russian state media organization or his lobbying for Turkish interests, two other issues that have brought him law enforcement scrutiny. Read More

Continue Reading »

Sean Spicer evaded questions on Comey by 'hiding in a bush'

Sean Spicer evaded questions on Comey by 'hiding in a bush'

Spicer said earlier Friday that he occasionally struggles to huddle with Trump during the president's "very robust schedule". And he suggested handing out written responses to the press in lieu of briefings "for the sake of accuracy". CNN reported Spicer was "under fire" during a crucial week at the White House. "He's been there since the beginning", the president said. The White House also shifted its stance on whether Comey's termination had anything to do with the Russian ... Read More

Continue Reading »

4 dead in OH nursing home shooting

4 dead in OH nursing home shooting

A shooting at a nursing home in OH left four people dead on Friday morning. Sheriff Thorp went on to say it was unknown how the shooter got into the building as it is typically secured. "Thinking of the officer, officer's family & all involved", said Senator Sherrod Brown (D) on Twitter . "This is a really small town, and everybody knows everybody", Kirkersville resident Debbie Messer told the Columbus Dispatch . Read More

Continue Reading »

Spicer: Trump Will Decide on Paris Agreement After Summit

Macron's spokesperson Laurence Haim said the issue was discussed when Trump made a telephone call to Macron to congratulate him on his victory Sunday against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen , according to media reports . Numerous speakers at a plenary session Monday stressed that the deal can not be "renegotiated" - a proposal of Trump's Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Read More

Continue Reading »

News Coverage of President Trump's Executive Order

News Coverage of President Trump's Executive Order

Under current law , churches are free to promote political candidates but must forgo such activity to obtain tax-exempt status. In meetings with religious leaders previous year, Trump pledged to "get rid" of IRS rules that prohibited tax-exempt groups like churches from engaging in political advocacy, NPR's Sarah McCammon reported . Read More

Continue Reading »

Texas Cop Who Shot And Killed Teen Has Been Fired

Balch Springs police spokesman Pedro Gonzalez said that officers were searching for the house's owners when shots were allegedly heard, which they said created chaos right before Edwards was shot. He was placed on administrative leave. The department offered a revised account on Monday, declaring that the auto had backed " into the main roadway ", then " pulled forward as the officer continued to approach the vehicle giving verbal commands ". Read More

Continue Reading »

Sessions to federal prosecutors: Go for the toughest possible sentence

Sessions' memo says there could be exceptions, but those cases must be approved by a US attorney, assistant attorney general or other supervisor, and the reasons documented in writing. Brett Tolman, former U.S. attorney for Utah and a representative of the Law Enforcement Leaders group: "The Justice Department's expected shift to prosecuting and incarcerating more offenders, including low-level and drug offenders, is an ineffective way to protect public safety". Read More

Continue Reading »

Conductor to be charged with causing 'catastrophe' in deadly Amtrak crash

To view the full article, register now. In addition to the eight people killed, more than 200 people were injured in the crash. In a hearing with families of those involved in that crash, Judge Marsha Neifield ordered that Brandon Bostian, who drove the train at speeds of up to 106 miles per hour - almost twice the posted limit - in the lead up to the fatal crash on May 12, 2015, be charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment. Read More

Continue Reading »

Murray loses in straight sets to Coric at Madrid Open

Murray loses in straight sets to Coric at Madrid Open

We discuss, we watch videos and come up with a gameplan together. Defending champion Novak Djokovic moved into the Madrid Open semifinals when Kei Nishikori withdrew before Friday's match because of a wrist injury. Fifth seed Milos Raonic is also into the last 16 as he got the better of a battle between two big servers, winning 6-4, 6-4 against Gilles Muller.
Raonic will play Belgium's David Goffin next. Read More

Continue Reading »

Dems convinced health bill jeopardizes GOP's monopoly in DC

Dems convinced health bill jeopardizes GOP's monopoly in DC

The House bill "will be modified here if for no other reason than the rules, the reconciliation rules, would require it", Sen. All Americans deserve better. "It is remarkable, and we will be reminding people of it". GREENFIELD: There is no question when Obamacare finally got through - I believe the president signed the bill in March 2010 - it was very unpopular. Read More

Continue Reading »

Legislature overrides governor's road-funding bill veto

Legislature overrides governor's road-funding bill veto

The state House and Senate are somewhat divided on the proposal, which if approved, would be the first time drivers in SC would face a gas tax hike in 30 years. The majority of current gas-tax dollars are spent on roads or highway maintenance workers. Legislators in both parties scoffed at the claim. Pennsylvania has the highest fuel tax, at 58.2 cents a gallon, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation. Read More

Continue Reading »

Macron to meet with IOC bid evaluation team next week

Garcetti announced his plan at the end of the three-day visit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission. "I'm a little unorthodox about this", Garcetti said. Hollywood flexed its celebrity muscle at the party with an A-list lineup that included Sylvester Stallone , Kobe Bryant and billionaire Steve Ballmer, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and former Microsoft CEO. Read More

Continue Reading »

White House was warned Flynn at risk of blackmail

White House was warned Flynn at risk of blackmail

As Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said to Yates, "Without that published report , and without the free press telling us a lot of what went on, Michael Flynn might still be sitting in the White House as national security adviser, because by January 30th, you were forced to resign, correct?" Yates had two in-person meetings and a phone call with White House counsel Don McGahn on January 26 and January 27, respectively. Read More

Continue Reading »

Jordan Edwards shooting: Texas police change account of death

The Balch Springs, Texas, officer, identified as Roy Oliver, was terminated for violating department policies in the shooting death of Jordan Edwards, police chief Jonathan Haber said . The police department declined to release footage of the shooting, which is now in the hands of the Dallas County sheriff's office, a Balch Springs spokesman told Buzzfeed . Read More

Continue Reading »

Rally for insurance coverage of chronic Lyme Disease

Rally for insurance coverage of chronic Lyme Disease

We're joined by two biologists who study ticks, the diseases they carry, and how they fit into the larger ecological picture: Alan Giese of Lyndon State College and Bill Landesman of Green Mountain College. If Dr Curnow's revelations prove to be correct, the implications for cases of medical negligence could be enormous with 1,000s of Australians suffering owing to this great oversight. Read More

Continue Reading »

Arizona radio station removes child pornography announcement

Arizona radio station removes child pornography announcement

The PSA also states, "You should understand that your internet provider could report you to police if you are caught looking at a website featuring naked juveniles". For many years I've been seeing and hearing news reports about people who got sentenced to awful prison sentences when their only crime was possession of pieces of paper or in more cases the person was caught with dirty pictures on his computer. Read More

Continue Reading »

Police Seek Armed and Dangerous Fatal Shooting Suspect

Police Seek Armed and Dangerous Fatal Shooting Suspect

The Lowell Police Department will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m.to update the public with information. Authorities say the woman immediately called police. Lowell Police Chief William Taylor said it appears Elliot was able to get into the woman's auto sometime during the night. Taylor applauded the neighborhood residents who stayed in their homes and the dozens of area law enforcement officers who participated in the search. Read More

Continue Reading »

Sen. Feinstein on Comey's disclosure: 'Should he have done it? P

These were Comey's fullest comments to date on his indefensible decision to announce on the eve of the election that he was reopening the investigation into Clinton, nearly certainly handing the election to Donald Trump. "We have to ask ourselves what is the right thing to do and then do that thing". Although the FBI disclosed a week later that the investigation had found no wrongdoing by Clinton, and that no charges were warranted, Clinton and her supporters have blamed Comey's disclosure ... Read More

Continue Reading »

All kids on crashed school bus out of hospital

All kids on crashed school bus out of hospital

Louis County after the bus swerved to avoid an accident, drove over a guardrail and down a steep embankment. "That's all I was thinking, get the kids off the bus and make sure that bus don't catch fire and cut it off", Johnson said. Al Nothum told CNN affiliate KTVI-TV. The bus driver was rescued, and the children are off of the bus. All but one of the students had been discharged from St. Read More

Continue Reading »

Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

Eight people were killed and about 200 were injured when the train derailed on a 50 miles per hour curve as Bostian accelerated to 106 miles per hour. Last year, the NTSB released its investigation into the crash and ruled Bostian was partially at fault, though he was not found to be sleepy, operating his cell phone or under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. Read More

Continue Reading »

Amtrak engineer won't be charged in deadly crash

Amtrak engineer won't be charged in deadly crash

Yet prosecutors say they have "no evidence that the engineer acted with criminal "intent" or criminal 'knowledge, ' " and they do not believe there's enough evidence to prove that Bostian acted with "criminal recklessness". Amtrak paid $265 million last October to settle claims related to the crash, noted the Post. A deputy is overseeing legal decisions, the office has said. Read More

Continue Reading »

Some in Congress criticize Sessions' directive on criminal charges

Some in Congress criticize Sessions' directive on criminal charges

This policy affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and produces consistency. Sessions says a spike in violence in some big cities and the nation's opioid epidemic show the need for a return to tougher tactics. Under Sessions's policy, Holder said the department would once again find itself spending a third of its budget on incarcerating people. The Sentencing Project also condemned the move saying, "Attorney General Sessions' decision to end the Smart On Crime ... Read More

Continue Reading »