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May 24 2017

State Dept. summons Turkish ambassador over DC brawl

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is pleading for the replacement of Brett McGurk , the U.S. presidential envoy for the US-led coalition against IS. The United...

May 24 2017

Workers' Comp Changes Could Face Illinois Senate Vote

She's been out front of her party's months-long negotiation with Democrats over the so-called " grand bargain " budget compromise. Sen. Dale Righter, R-Mattoon, said ...

May 24 2017

SWAR officers carry Flame of Hope to help Special Olympics

The leg of the run will be almost four miles, running down West Market Street, Greene Street and West Washington Street. 2, where they made a left turn into Varnell Eleme...

May 24 2017

Israelis and Arabs share 'common cause' against Iran

U.S. president Donald Trump's recent anti-Iran remarks were aimed at "milking" Saudi Arabia , Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday. The Tru...

May 24 2017

Jewish groups praise Trump call for Muslim nations to confront Islamist extremism

Afghan Ambassador to Washington Hamdullah Mohib said the historic battle between good and evil can not be won unless the world is united and acts as one. "Yet in every co...

May 24 2017

Jones looks to Senate on health bill repeal

The fact is under Senate rules, there are still major questions about how numerous Obamacare regulations can actually be repealed through budget reconciliation, the p...

May 24 2017

Bracket Set For Big 12 Baseball Tournament

Depending on the outcome of the OU-Texas Red River Showdown, the Sooners would play either the victor or loser of the game between No. 2 TCU and No. 7 Kansas in their sec...

May 24 2017

Donald Trump focuses fire on Iran's support for 'terrorists and militias'

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: It's not easy. "The United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon, never ever,...

May 24 2017

LMPD update on shooting death of 7-year-old

Police Lt. Emily McKinley confirmed that Dequante was not the intended target. "If this doesn't wake anybody up, I don't know what will". One pierced a side window of lit...

May 24 2017

Amid opposition, Trump makes low budget request for Mexico border wall

The budget also claims to eliminate the federal deficit in a decade by accelerating annual economic growth from 1.6 per cent a year ago to 3 per cent by 2027 through t...

May 24 2017

Supreme Court Says Lawmakers Discriminated Against Black Voters In North Carolina

When a voter sues state officials for drawing such race-based lines, this Court's decisions call for a two-step analysis. "This phenomenon makes it hard to distinguish ...

May 24 2017

Trump's $4 trillion budget arrives on Capitol Hill

Several elements are on the chopping block, including $272 billion worth of welfare programs such as food stamps and a curtailing of children's health insurance program...

May 24 2017

New FBI chief: 4 in the running

Comey's firing ignited a firestorm in Washington and has prompted speculation over whether Trump's decision hinged on his apparent anger at the FBI's probe into the...

May 24 2017

Less rain today; front pushes through late tonight — FIRST ALERT FORECAST

After a handsome day in the 70s, clouds will lower and thicken up tonight ahead of another round of showers. Lows will drop down into the upper 50s. Northeast wind arou...

May 24 2017

New Orleans removing last of four statues linked to pro-slavery era

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - They were among the city's oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk her...

May 24 2017

Trump Asked Intel Chiefs to Push Back Against FBI Russia Probe

President Trump reportedly asked two top intelligence officials to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russian Federa...

May 24 2017

After Macron Win, France's Main Parties Fret Over Parliament Elections

President-elect Macron , 39, was previously economy minister in Hollande's cabinet. The opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party congratulated Macron on his vict...

May 24 2017

Branstad confirmed United States of America envoy to China

Branstad and Reynolds released the details Tuesday morning. This echoed his pledge at his confirmation hearing on May 2, when he said, "I hope to use my unique position...

May 24 2017

Trump $603Bln Budget Proposal for Pentagon Inadequate - McCain

But many Senate Republicans oppose it; Senate Democrats are dead set against it and the vast majority of Americans don't want it, and for good reason. The independent Tax...

May 24 2017

Kansas Corporation Commission will consider new merger application if filed

Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,121,915 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $30,684,000 after buying an additional 98,900 shares in the last quarte...