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Trump admin moves to ban federally funded clinics from giving abortion referrals Trump admin moves to ban federally funded clinics from giving abortion referrals
- May 23, 2018

Trump has not wavered from advancing the agenda of the religious right. Cutting off funding has been the top priority for anti-abortion groups, which supported candidate Trump. Jessica Marcella of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, which represents clinics, said requiring physical separation from abortion facilities is impractical and would disrupt services for women. (more...)
16 killed in Kandahar bombing 16 killed in Kandahar bombing
- May 23, 2018

He said that more than 30 others had so far been wounded, including several children, and that more casualties were arriving. " As the security forces were trying to defuse the van, it detonated ", said police spokesman Mohammad Qasim Azad . (more...)
Faf steers CSK into final Faf steers CSK into final
- May 23, 2018

The yellow brigade have been on a roll since making their comeback to the IPL fold after serving a two-year-ban, and have rarely lost the momentum this season with the old guards and new sensations firing in unison. The final will be held at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 27. Williamson, in red-hot form in the season, produced three hits to the fence off the last three balls in the same over, an exquisite extra cover drive being the pick. (more...)
SAISD increases police presence in wake of Santa Fe shooting SAISD increases police presence in wake of Santa Fe shooting
- May 22, 2018

Police said the shooting suspect confessed to officers to carrying out the rampage that tore through a rural community outside Houston and reverberated around the world . He said there might be a number of ways to prevent a shooting, but religion should be at the center. "None of us saw this coming", Cherie Thompson, 73, said. (more...)
Deadline to register for the June 5 primary election at midnight tonight Deadline to register for the June 5 primary election at midnight tonight
- May 22, 2018

Voters who have moved or changed their name must complete a new voter registration card. She says Kentucky lawmakers do listen to the voters, noting that a caregiving bill passed a year ago without a single "nay" vote. He'll have to fend off Republican Mary Jones if he wants a chance to defend his seat in November. Voters are reminded that there is some unfinished election business this month, and decisions to be made in the Primary Runoff Election. (more...)
Scotland wants to hold a referendum on independence Scotland wants to hold a referendum on independence
- May 22, 2018

Ms Sturgeon has previously said she will consider the timing of an independence referendum once there is "clarity" on the outcome of Brexit. "So I believe most of the UK's fishing infrastructure should be based north of the border". She said that it was "unlikely" that the latest drive would be met with enthusiasm, but warned against "complacency" and "indifference". "The SNP should recognise that, and focus instead on jobs, schools and hospitals". (more...)
GOP Leaders Regroup After Farm Bill Vote Fails on Friday GOP Leaders Regroup After Farm Bill Vote Fails on Friday
- May 22, 2018

The farm bill vote went down on party lines, 198 to 213, but failed when leaders could not flip the conservative House Freedom Caucus. "Congress must craft a balanced, robust Farm Bill that honors our responsibilities to the 16 million men and women of agriculture and the almost 41 million Americans who are food-insecure", she said. (more...)
Syrian army regains control over all of Damascus Syrian army regains control over all of Damascus
- May 22, 2018

The month-long battles have been the toughest fought by the Syrian army and its allied forces this year against opposition forces in pockets around the capital, defence experts say. He said the ceasefire had been negotiated by regime ally Russian Federation and pro-government Palestinian factions. The capture of south Damascus from IS marks the full return of the capital and its countryside to the control of Bashar al-Assad's government for the first time since the beginning of the ... (more...)
Trump enters talks with Moon amid uncertainty over North Korea summit Trump enters talks with Moon amid uncertainty over North Korea summit
- May 22, 2018

Donald Trump has cast doubt over whether his highly-anticipated meeting with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, will go ahead next month. "We believe there is a 99.9 percent chance the North Korea-U.S. "I still don't know what he is going to choose to do and that's what is so scary about it", Russell said. "You never really know". Even as the Kim regime sends out conflicting signals ahead of the planned summit with the United States, the regime wants to put on a demonstration of their ... (more...)
Trump participates in swearing-in of CIA Director Gina Haspel Trump participates in swearing-in of CIA Director Gina Haspel
- May 22, 2018

Veteran CIA officer Gina Haspel was sworn in on Monday as the intelligence agency's first female director. Hailing the "heroines" who had gone before her and expressing hope she and her team would be "role models", she takes over from Mike Pompeo , whom President Donald Trump recently made his secretary of state. (more...)
Texans weigh sports-betting odds in the wake of Supreme Court decision Texans weigh sports-betting odds in the wake of Supreme Court decision
- May 22, 2018

The total money wagered at tracks nationwide has fallen from $15.2 billion in 2003 to under $11 billion, according to Equibase, but those in the industry are optimistic that the addition of betting would not divert wagers normally placed on races to action in more popular sports. (more...)
Student Praised Recent Shootings, Threatened to Bring Explosive to School Student Praised Recent Shootings, Threatened to Bring Explosive to School
- May 22, 2018

All Texas schools, including Waco ISD's Brook Avenue Elementary participated. Arlington Police Department officials confirmed that patrols and staffing have been increased since the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida and said "all calls to schools are priority calls now regardless of type of call". (more...)
Roger Goodell on gambling: Integrity of NFL game remains top priority Roger Goodell on gambling: Integrity of NFL game remains top priority
- May 22, 2018

The league instead is more focused on data and video rights as a potential monetization opportunity, sources said . "These efforts include supporting commonsense legislation that protects our players, coaches and fans and maintains public confidence in our games". (more...)
Cougar attack leaves one dead Cougar attack leaves one dead
- May 22, 2018

One even smacked it with his bike after it charged. And while it ran off, it soon returned. Mountain lion attacks on bikers are not new. Authorities hope that a brain necropsy would reveal whether "something else was going on", Sgt. Abbot said that despite the men's actions, the cougar continued to stalk them before attacking. Officials said it could not be determined if it was the same animal, given that there are a number of cougars in the region. (more...)
Chris Bedford Rips Apart DOJ, FBI For Spying On Trump Campaign Chris Bedford Rips Apart DOJ, FBI For Spying On Trump Campaign
- May 22, 2018

Republican U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin said he and 16 other members of Congress will introduce a resolution on Tuesday alleging Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation misconduct involving surveillance in the Trump-Russia probe. (more...)
Brazil sends condolences to Cuba over airplane crash Brazil sends condolences to Cuba over airplane crash
- May 22, 2018

Witnesses said they saw a thick column of smoke near the airport. The last major plane crash in Cuba took place in July 1997. As Cubans grieved over one of the worst air crashes in the island's history, investigators hoped that the recovery of one of the recorders from a leased Boeing 737 would yield clues to what caused the 39-year-old aircraft to fall from the sky and explode in a yucca field. (more...)
'American Idol' Unveils Star-Studded Roster Of Performers For Finale 'American Idol' Unveils Star-Studded Roster Of Performers For Finale
- May 22, 2018

Hutchinson started the night off with his single " Johnny Cash Heart ". She said it was an "interesting song" but wished Caleb had embodied the song more and made it his own. Maddie also has some experience in the music industry, having already released an album of original material, Songs From The Basement , in 2016. Round 1 went to Maddie, but Lionel summed up the three performances simply as "massive discomfort". (more...)
Keep things Han and Lando cool with these Millennium Falcon ice molds Keep things Han and Lando cool with these Millennium Falcon ice molds
- May 22, 2018

No, it's anything. This thing is literally a blob. There are a few good plot twists as Han works out who , if anyone, he can trust. Unlike the (slightly) better " Rogue One ", " Solo " benefits greatly by including three familiar, decades-old characters that take little time in charming the die-hard faithful masses but adversely have further to fall if charm is their sole offering. (more...)
Baltimore-area officer gunned down responding to suspicious vehicle report: Governor Baltimore-area officer gunned down responding to suspicious vehicle report: Governor
- May 22, 2018

Volunteer firefighter Logan Kurek says he ran outside and performed CPR on the officer until paramedics arrived, and says her injuries were consistent with being run over by a auto. One eywitness said they saw the officer "laying in the street" after approaching the auto, a black Jeep Wrangler. Kurek's neighbor, Dahle Amendt, said he had just settled into his recliner for a rest when he heard a woman's voice outside his house. (more...)
Dow Soars 300 as Wall Street Climbs on Trade War Truce Dow Soars 300 as Wall Street Climbs on Trade War Truce
- May 22, 2018

Beijing had said it would buy more farm goods, energy and other products and services from USA companies. Last Saturday's pledge by the USA and China to stop slapping tariffs on each other, thus averting a " trade war ", hides the fact that China is the unequivocal "winner" of this round of bilateral trade negotiations. (more...)
Commemorative coin struck for Trump-Kim summit Commemorative coin struck for Trump-Kim summit
- May 22, 2018

Trump is due to meet with Moon on Tuesday as USA officials try to figure out whether Pyongyang is serious about negotiating a deal on denuclearisation. Regarding some American media reports that Trump and his aides were skeptical of the outcome of the Trump-Kim summit considering North Korea's flip-flopping attitude, Chung said Seoul officials have not felt such skepticism so far in their contacts with Washington officials. (more...)
Lou Lamoriello To Join Islanders Lou Lamoriello To Join Islanders
- May 22, 2018

The departure of Lamoriello marks the loss of a great deal of hockey management experience. Sportsnet reported May 11 that talks were underway between Lamoriello and the Islanders. He had been general manager of the Maple Leafs for three seasons, during which they went 118-95-33. Aided by selecting generational talent Auston Matthews first overall in 2016, the Maple Leafs made the playoffs in each of Lamoriello's last two seasons as GM but did not win a round. (more...)
Bernie Sanders announces he will seek re-election Bernie Sanders announces he will seek re-election
- May 22, 2018

Senator Bernie Sanders announced Monday that he will seek a third term in office. Several independent candidates have also indicated they plan to seek Sanders' senate seat in November. But so far, the Vermont GOP isn't backing him. "My mind is on 2018, and again, I think, the most important midterm election in the modern history of our country". (more...)
Famed chef Mario Batali investigated for sexual assault by NYPD Famed chef Mario Batali investigated for sexual assault by NYPD
- May 22, 2018

Jamie Seet: You know he crossed a line. The last thing she says she remembers is sitting on the chef's lap the night before, with him kissing her, and then vomiting in a toilet. They tried, they tried. At the time , the publication reported that the woman remembered waking up at dawn on the third floor of hotspot The Spotted Pig . (more...)
Clooneys, Beckhams and Oprah among celebrities at royal wedding Clooneys, Beckhams and Oprah among celebrities at royal wedding
- May 21, 2018

Made of ivory silk radzimir, the high-waisted outfits with short puff sleeves and pleated skirt were hand finished with a double silk ribbon detail tied at the back in a bow. The uniforms were cut and made by the tailors Dege & Skinner in Savile Row. And Princess Charlotte's enthusiastic wave as she left St George's Chapel perfectly demonstrated her royal credentials. (more...)
Justify crosses finish line 1st at Preakness Justify crosses finish line 1st at Preakness
- May 21, 2018

Unbeaten in five starts, Justify can complete the coveted treble at the Belmont Stakes on June 9. "We'll see how he trains", Baffert said. Much like the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, the Preakness was a dripping wet mess. Today, the course was muddy, and the fog was so thick it was hard to even see the race at points. "He just has to stay the way he is", said Baffert, who has won the Preakness Stakes six times, including with all four of his previous Derby winners. (more...)
Dead in Texas School Shooting Identified Dead in Texas School Shooting Identified
- May 21, 2018

A woman who answered the phone at a number associated with the Pagourtzis family declined to speak with the Associated Press . The family of the suspect involved in the Santa Fe High School shooting is speaking out. McCaul said late Friday that Pagourtzis wore a trench coat despite the sweltering temperatures earlier that day "to hide the shotgun and.38-caliber underneath" during the attack at Santa Fe High School near Houston. (more...)
Marc Leishman continues to lead at the AT&T Byron Nelson Marc Leishman continues to lead at the AT&T Byron Nelson
- May 21, 2018

Leishman teed off on 10 and kick-started his round with a 56-foot birdie putt at the par-three 12th. "Probably would have been the harshest critic, I think", Leishman said with a smile. "I did great two weeks ago and it's just get it going and feeling good about the game". A lot of them "have been very proactive about treating their symptoms and only needing a place to cool off", DFR said in a news release. (more...)
US House Republicans Fail To Approve Farm Bill US House Republicans Fail To Approve Farm Bill
- May 21, 2018

Earlier Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., said it would be "futile" for moderates to force immigration votes because Trump wouldn't sign the legislation it would produce. The changes for dairy will also have the most impact on average-sized farms of 150 to 200 cows. "As I said in my remarks Wednesday, this job is too big for one party". (more...)
Trump administration proposes new regulation for abortions Trump administration proposes new regulation for abortions
- May 21, 2018

The so-called Hyde amendment prohibits the use of competitive federal family-planning grant funds for abortion, but organizations like Planned Parenthood have traditionally used the federal money for other health services while using private money for abortions and related services - sometimes at the same facilities and with the same staff. (more...)

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