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Jun 02 2017

No budget deal yet as IL nears end of legislative session

No one is optimistic at this point that this will be wrapped up by midnight when the spring session ends. Their funding stalled when a partial budget expired on January...

Jun 02 2017

Top CEOs voice concerns about Trump move for Paris environmental pact

Trump said beyond the severe energy restrictions inflicted by the Paris Accord, it includes yet another scheme to redistribute wealth out of the United States through t...

Jun 02 2017

National Spelling Bee gets down to final 4

In the montage, Tejas relayed his experiences from national spelling bees past. OXON HILL, Md . (AP) - This year's victor of the Scripps National Spelling Bee was ...

Jun 02 2017

Spicer suggests Trump's 'covfefe' tweet was a secret message

His last day on the job has not yet been determined. In this photo taken April 20, 2017, White House Communications Director Mike Dubke arrives in the East Room of th...

Jun 02 2017

Elon Musk Makes Good on His Word to Quit Trump Councils

At least two prominent business leaders from California, Bob Iger of Disney and Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX , said they will resign from the president's busines...

Jun 02 2017

SpaceX, Tesla founder Elon Musk quits Trump council: 'Climate change is real!'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called Mr Trump to express his disappointment at the decision, but said he was inspired by "the growing momentum around the wor...

Jun 02 2017

Melania, Ivanka Trump abstain from wearing headscarves in S. Arabia

Both the original order and a second directive that dropped Iraq from the banned list have been blocked by the courts. While many presidents adjust their commentary onc...

Jun 02 2017

Trust lacking in Illinois failure to OK budget by deadline

The House and Senate have until 12:01 a.m. Thursday to adopt an annual spending plan or face the prospect of needing supermajority votes to activate one. Lawmakers sent...

Jun 02 2017

Video shows bounty hunters approach man before shootout

Fidel Garcia Jr. was a licensed private investigator who was conducting surveillance on the Nissan dealer after receiving information that Hutchinson would be showing up ...

Jun 02 2017

Waynesboro student's national spelling bee run ends before finals

Among this year's contestants was -year-old Edith Fuller of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the bee's youngest-ever contestant. Follow Karen Larsen on Twitter for the latest updat...

Jun 02 2017

Pulling out of Paris accord won't change climate reality

But the Trump administration is rolling back a host of other climate regulations, and that impact will start to be felt in a few years. His "America First" vision, as o...

Jun 02 2017

Philippines casino gunman dead after "robbery attempt"

The gunman parked his vehicle at the second floor of the building, started firing in the air and burned some tables before entering the storage room. At least one suffoca...

Jun 02 2017

Family of Saudi Wahhabism founder disowns Qatar emir amid tensions

Fumbling for words before entering into the prolonged pause, Jones seemed genuinely flummoxed by the request to square the Trump administration's rhetoric against Iran-wh...

Jun 02 2017

GOP rep: Trump 'deeply disappointing' on Israel Embassy

He promised on the campaign trail to move the embassy. Withdrawing would also fulfill a promise Trump made as a candidate, but the president is also known to change h...

Jun 02 2017

Men used blowtorch to break into ATM, police say

Police said a fire started in the bank when someone used a cutting tool to access the ATM. Would-be thieves set fire to an ATM they were attempting to rob. Detectives ...

Jun 02 2017

How the World Is Reacting to Trump's Paris Decision

He said, "I do respect this decision but I do think it is an actual mistake both for the US and for our planet". If we can, great. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudea...

Jun 02 2017

Trump's Paris Climate Decision Should Be Celebrated By Democrats, Republicans and Independents

Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Alexander Acosta, who Trump recently appointed U.S. Labor Secretary, supported the President's decision. The ma...

Jun 02 2017

California sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee

Sometimes she would blurt out questions, with little intonation - "Part of speech?" On Thursday, Tejas carried in one of the pockets of his khakis a thin rock gifted to...

Jun 02 2017

Watch Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers online and on TV

You can bet the farm James is gonna go off in the NBA Finals . "So the backstory is as baby face back in college, I always wanted to grow a beard just to say that I co...

Jun 02 2017

White House Adviser: Sean Spicer 'Isn't Going Anywhere'

Kushner's security clearance", the letter read . "The White House will likely do on-camera press briefings when it serves them best, and right now, that means doing th...