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Man holding human head stabs worker at Oregon grocery store

Police have said the stabbing at the market is connected to the death of a woman found at a home in nearby Colton . Joshua Webb has been booked on charges of murder and attempted murder in Clackamas County, Oregon. The gruesome and weird chain of events began Sunday afternoon when Webb entered the Thriftway grocery store covered in blood and armed with "what looked like a large kitchen type of knife", Roberts said. Read More »

Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

The release of the 82 girls may give a boost to the former military ruler who made crushing the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency a key pillar of his election campaign in 2015. He also commended the Bring Back Our Girls group, "which kept hope alive for the parents and the nation, refusing to let us forget the missing Chibok girls". Read More »

Trump honors fallen police, vows to reduce violence

The Cleveland Police Department has only experienced one other death in the line of duty, Officer Bud Cash in 1955, who was also tragically killed in an accident. Thanks to this week and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and events in town across the country, these officers might be gone, but never forgotten. Read More »

Supreme Court rejects appeal over NC voter ID law

In a blistering decision last July, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said the state legislature explicitly set out to discover the kind of accommodations that minority voters use most often and then to roll back or eliminate them, targeting African Americans "with nearly surgical precision". Read More »

Sessions' predecessor slams sentencing policy

In the memo , Sessions, who said in March that there was " too much of a tolerance for drug use ", called for prosecutors to charge offenders with the "most serious, readily provable offense", deviating only in special circumstances and with the approval of a USA attorney general or assistant attorney general. Read More »

Speaker Ryan defends Trump on Comey firing

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He said he'd prefer to see the three current investigations - one in the House, another in the Senate and a third by the FBI - completed before there is talk of a special prosecutor. Ryan also spoke with high school students interested in business. - About Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, holding a town hall meeting in Kenosha-in Ryan's district-Friday: "I don't have a response on that". Read More »

Amtrak Engineer Charged In Deadly 2015 Philadelphia Train Crash

In addition to eight counts of involuntary manslaughter, former Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian was charged with one count of causing or risking a catastrophe and numerous counts of reckless endangerment, according to Shapiro's statement. The judge's unusual order came just hours before the two-year deadline Friday to file charges in the May 12, 2015 crash. The National Transportation Board determined that the derailment was caused by human error and that Bostian was distracted and had ... Read More »

Senate approves Lighthizer to round out Trump's top level team

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Apart from NAFTA, Lighthizer will have to contend immediately with spats over Mexican sugar and Canadian softwood lumber imports that have flared anew as the administration has pursued a harsher tone with America's neighbors. They give two examples of these "disjointed positions". Mexico runs a sizeable trade deficit with China, and the government could face resistance from Mexican manufacturers to opening up to China, as the two often compete directly. Read More »

Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

The Attorney General's Office released a statement saying they had received the referral and were "carefully reviewing this important matter". He told investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board that he had no memory of the moments leading up to the crash and could not explain what happened. Read More »

Republican Fundraising Firm in Maryland Raided by Federal Bureau of Investigation

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But according to Strategic Campaign Group's president, Kelley Rogers, the FBI's warrant had nothing to do with the ongoing investigation into the Trump administration's ties to Russian Federation. Cuccinelli, a Republican, sued the Strategic Campaign Group and the Conservative Strike Force in 2014, alleging they raised nearly $2.2 million to support his campaign but steered little of that money to him. Read More »

Aetna becomes latest insurer to flee ACA exchanges

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price seized on the insurer's decision Wednesday night as the latest ammunition to bash Obamacare, as the ACA also is known. House of Representatives voted to replace the Affordable Care Act last week with a controversial plan that is expected to face stiff opposition and prolonged debate in the Senate. Read More »

UN climate talks begin amid uncertainty over US position

EU and other individual European governments, including the United Kingdom, have sought to convince Mr. Trump that sticking with the Paris deal would better serve American interests, an EU official said. The European Union has been scrambling to persuade Trump, who wants to bolster the USA coal industry, to stick with the accord. Trump has maintained he is committed to taking the USA out of the accord, which would severely weaken the agreement as the United States is the world's ... Read More »

Are pregnancy, rape pre-existing conditions?

High-risk pools could fill up fast with patients who have a lapse in coverage. Donna Lynne, the state's lieutenant governor and former top executive at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, said the state would not seek such a waiver regarding pre-existing conditions. Read More »

No Federal Charges In The Death Of Alton Sterling

Footage that's now been seen countless times shows the struggle between 37-year-old Sterling and the two officers last summer that led to him being fatally shot. Two cellphone videos of Sterling's deadly struggle with two white officers, Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II, quickly spread on social media after the July 5 shooting. Read More »

Wendy's Nuggets Boy Beats Ellen for Most Retweets Ever

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It broke the record set by Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie in 2014. The fast food chain gave him an improbable goal: 18 million . To mark the tweet in question hitting the milestone, USA restaurant chain Wendy's announced that it had donated $100,000 (£77,317) to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DFTA), a charity devoted to finding homes for children in foster care. Read More »

Missouri Valley Conference Invites Valparaiso to Replace Wichita State

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But Valparaiso, which beat out Murray State, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Nebraska-Omaha, is a nice fit in keeping the MVC as one of the best mid-major conferences in all of college basketball. 4 seed MS on a buzzer-beater shot and advanced to the Sweet 16. They reached the NCAA tournament seven times from 1996-2004 under former coach Homer Drew and they've won 20 or more games in six of the past seven seasons. Read More »

Australian health care system better than US

US Democratic Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a supporter of universal healthcare, laughed during a US TV interview when he was told about Mr Trump's Australian comment. "Let us move to a Medicare for all system that does what every other major country on earth does - guarantee health care to all people at a fraction of the cost per capita that we spend. Read More »

Duterte eyes military ties with China but United States presents obstacles

The Trump administration has also refrained from labeling China a currency manipulator and the president has recognized Beijing's "one China" policy, while to some degree gaining China's trust and cooperation on North Korea. Lawmakers asked Tillerson what should be done about China's artificial islands, which include runways long enough for its military aircraft, radar, deep harbors and self-propelled artillery. Read More »

Berkeley hails peaceful debate over Ann Coulter

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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still "swing by to say hello" to all her supporters. Read More »

Rape charges dropped in immigrant case highlighted by White House

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A defense lawyer for the teenager told USA media he would face charges of distributing and possessing child pornography, which she dubbed "egregious". Throughout the ordeal, the document stated, the victim screamed out in pain and repeatedly told her friend Montano, and Sanchez-Milian to stop. She said Spicer "was speaking about what he knew at the time". Read More »

Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order

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Zinke also announced that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross would lead a review of the Obama administration's decision to permanently ban oil and gas drilling in an area from MA to Virginia, including off the Jersey coast. The U.S. oil and gas industry is excited at the prospect of having more locations to drill for oil, despite the price per barrel remaining around $50. Read More »

Tony Romo to try qualifying for US Open

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After that, the sectional qualifier begins on June 5th, and there are 9,500 players who will be attempting to qualify for the U.S. Open. In the 36-hole sectional qualifier seven years ago, Romo opened with a 71, but had to withdraw because delays due to inclement weather led to a conflict with Cowboys' practices. Read More »

Penn State president calls fraternity death sickening

After Piazza's falls, fraternity members brought him up and placed him on a couch, but no one called for an ambulance until late in the morning of February 3, prosecutors said . Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller disclosed details about the events surrounding Piazza's death. Miller said doctors estimate Piazza had a blood-alcohol content of nearly.40 the night of the pledge ceremony, a dangerously high level. Read More »

Rains to continue through much of today

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This heavy rain will slow the falling flood waters, or in some cases, cause the rivers to rise once again. The Missouri River at Miami, Missouri, to the east of Kansas City, Kansas, was flooding, according to the charts. Friday , it will be sunny with a high near 69 and a north wind of7 to 11 miles per hour, the weather service said. The current Accuweather forecast said rain in the Lancaster area should end shortly after 11 a.m. Read More »

China 'putting pressure' on North Korea

McMaster said Sunday that the matter is subject to negotiation. "We shouldn't be announcing we are going into Mosul, we shouldn't be announcing all of our moves", he said. South Korea's Defense Ministry has previously said that under an agreement reached during the administration of Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, South Korea offers the land and facilities for THAAD but not the cost of operations. Read More »

Officer Fired After Fatally Shooting 15-Year-Old

In a statement released through their attorney, Lee Merritt, Jordan's family thanked Haber for making "commendable strides toward justice" and said they were "grateful the decision has been made to terminate the officer responsible for Jordan's murder". Read More »

Chicago Police say 2 officers shot and wounded

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Anthony Guglielmi said the officers were shot from a vehicle. Multiple weapons were recovered in the area, as well as a vehicle possibly used in the shooting, Johnson said. "This act of senseless violence again shows that we need to do something", Thompson said. They had some promising leads, CBS Chicago said. "In Springfield, we need to pass sensible gun legislation to stop this insanity". Read More »