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Thunderstorms possible Monday night

Thunderstorms possible Monday night Humidity drops too. Clouds are stubborn so expect partly to mostly cloudy skies Can't rule out early morning shower or two. West southwest wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Saturday morning looks to remain dry, with scattered showers and storms storms possible during the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms that we mentioned Tuesday evening in west Texas did wea... [Full Article...]

Trump said firing Comey relieved 'great pressure'

Trump said firing Comey relieved 'great pressure' In the simplest terms, there is a big difference between headlines that say "one of the president's senior advisers is under investigation" and headlines that say "some people who used to work for candidate Trump are under investigation". First, the Washington Post reported that the federal investigation into Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election has now identified a current Trump adm... [Full Article...]

Government to switch to 1 student debt servicing company

Government to switch to 1 student debt servicing company Documents obtained earlier this week by the Washington Post outline the Trump administration's first Department of Education (DoED) budget detail plans to dramatically slash federal funding for public education. And funding for the most vulnerable students and their families would be undercut in multiple ways under the draft budget. Back in March, preliminary numbers were disclosed, which incl... [Full Article...]

Portugal win first ever Eurovision Song Contest

Portugal win first ever Eurovision Song Contest The latest edition of the contest, that began in 1956 with just seven countries, offered the usual wacky stage acts and cheesy beats. It has been only a matter of days since Salvador Sobral won for Portugal with a record number of points. [Full Article...]

Venezuela's opposition leader barred from leaving the country

Even though they no longer sit in Congress, the court said opposition leaders had not handled their case legally. He says he's chose to return to Caracas and join an anti-government protest . The U.S. Department of Treasury announced Thursday it is freezing the assets of eight Venezuelan government officials on the Supreme Court in an effort to support the Venezuelan people "in their effort... [Full Article...]

Trump Tells Russians Comey Ouster Eased Pressure on Probe

A Washington Post report , citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, said a senior Trump adviser is now considered a "person of interest" in the law enforcement investigation into whether Trump's campaign associates coordinated with Russian Federation in an effort to sway the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

Trump's comments to Russians about Comey 'is compelling evidence of corrupt intent'

Trump's comments to Russians about Comey 'is compelling evidence of corrupt intent' It also distributed a letter from Sessions that said "Based on my evaluation, and for the reasons expressed by the Deputy Attorney General in the attached memorandum, I have concluded that a fresh start is needed at the leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation". [Full Article...]

Top Democrats demand any "tapes", all communications between Trump and James Comey

Top Democrats demand any Nick Ackerman, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY and an assistant Watergate prosecutor, told MSNBC that the situation reminds him of Watergate and makes him wonder if Trump recorded Comey or if the president is trying to intimidate him by implying he has a tape. [Full Article...]

South Korea's Moon Says 'High Possibility' of Conflict With North

South Korea's Moon Says 'High Possibility' of Conflict With North North Korea carried out another ballistic missile test last Sunday (May 14), resisting calls to suspend its weapons program. "(This is) a clear breach of the UN (United Nations) Security Council resolutions, and constitutes a serious challenge to regional peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and the worldwide community", the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Swedish prosecutor drops investigation into Julian Assange for suspected rape

Swedish prosecutor drops investigation into Julian Assange for suspected rape Assange had initially claimed he would surrender himself to the United States if Manning was freed . The South American country has granted him asylum. A source at the Ecuadorean foreign ministry told the Press Association that Ecuador had "fully co-operated with the Swedish justice system". The Swedish prosecutor denied costs had played a role in their decision to drop the investigation. [Full Article...]

Syrian Army confirms US strike on military convoy

Syrian Army confirms US strike on military convoy A USA aircraft conducted an airstrike Thursday on a pro-Assad regime militia convoy that appeared to be moving on a US coalition training base in southeastern Syria , according to a USA official. On Thursday, news reports confirmed an American airstrike near a military base in Al-Tanf, Syria , in a region which multiple parties to the Syrian Civil War agreed to treat as a safe zone. [Full Article...]

State Calls in Turkish Ambassador Over Violence Against Protesters

We do not do this here. "There is no excuse for this kind of thuggish behavior", McCain said on his Twitter account. The incident occurred after Erdogan met with President Trump. Ed Royce, R-Fullerton (Orange County), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, called on the Trump administration to investigate whether criminal charges are warranted against any of the bodyguards. [Full Article...]

President Trump intends to renegotiate NAFTA

President Donald Trump's newly appointed US trade representative has formally notified Congress of the administration's intent to begin renegotiations of NAFTA , the 23-year-old trilateral trade agreement between the US, Canada and Mexico. [Full Article...]

UK Conservatives' support slips in YouGov poll

UK Conservatives' support slips in YouGov poll Corbyn said his manifesto , which also included scrapping university tuition fees and ending cuts to the National Health Service, was costed and accused the Conservatives of stepping back in time by backing fox hunting and new selective schools. [Full Article...]

India would never succeed in stopping others from joining OBOR: China

India would never succeed in stopping others from joining OBOR: China In a statement issued here on Monday after the adoption of the joint communique, the prime minister said, "The presence of such a large number of heads of state and government and distinguished world leaders at the forum is testimony to your great leadership and acknowledgment of the growing stature of China on the worldwide map". [Full Article...]

Anthony Weiner cries while apologizing in court

The disgraced politician pleading guilty in federal court to transmitting obscene material to a minor, admitting to sending racy texts to a 15-year-old last year, including one photo with his own child next to him. "He apologized, offered no excuses, and made a commitment to make amends", Devlin-Brown said in a statement. The charge also holds a potential to serve up to 10 years in prison, but the... [Full Article...]

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director

Trump says he's 'very close' to naming an FBI director The president made the comments during an Oval Office meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Trump also criticized Comey for his performance during a recent appearance before Congress, and said Comey's replacement is "going to be outstanding". [Full Article...]

General Election 2017: Register to vote by midnight on Monday

General Election 2017: Register to vote by midnight on Monday According to an Electoral Commission report published previous year, the younger you are, the less likely you are to be registered to vote. But who can register to vote and how do you do it? Voters are signing up in their droves to have their say in the general election next month. [Full Article...]

You No Longer Have to Register Your Drone

You No Longer Have to Register Your Drone The agency estimates that 2.3 million drones will be sold this year for recreational use, plus 2.5 million for commercial operations. The FAA first opened up the web-based registration for model unmanned aircraft owners on December 21, 2015. [Full Article...]

Embattled White House lurches from crisis to crisis

Embattled White House lurches from crisis to crisis The Kremlin dismissed the reports as "complete nonsense". They also said Israel asked the U.S.to be careful with the same intelligence. One official said it appeared the transition aides were moving the information from the transition offices to the White House, a distance of just a few blocks. [Full Article...]


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