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3rd worker found dead after blast at Wisconsin corn mill

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. According to information released by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the explosion occurred at Didion Milling facility at approximately 11:00 p.m. Dozens of area police, fire and rescue agencies responded to the explosion at the plant, which processes corn for ethanol. Commencement will go on as scheduled at the nearby Cambria-Friesland High School at 7 p.m. Read More »

White House Communications Director Mike Dubke Resigns


Dubke follows Michael Flynn, the embattled retired three-star general who was Trump's first national security adviser, and several lower-level senior aides out the door before the 200th day of the administration. The Washington Post and Politico also reported the development. Despite pushback, however, there was no denial of the latest twist in the Russian Federation investigation: that son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner is now under scrutiny. Read More »

Merkel vows 'more decisive action than ever' on climate


Spicer gamely tried to deny the report , insisting that European Commission chairman Jean-Claude Juncker had confirmed that " Trump was not aggressive on German trade surplus". "It is inappropriate that we are now communicating with each other between a beer tent and Twitter ", he said in Berlin . Germany is the first leg of Mr Li's three-day Europe tour that will also take him to Belgium. Read More »

Trump Petitions Supreme Court To Review Travel Ban

In its filings, the administration, according to CNN , has asked the nine apex court judges to consider the legality of President Trump's executive order that was halted by the United States 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. It "suspends for 90 days the entry of foreign nationals from six countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen)", the White House says in its Supreme Court filing. Read More »

Jason Dufner, David Lingmerth share Memorial lead


His approach into the hard green on the 484-yard par-4 18th hole found a greenside bunker, and he ended up settling for his only dropped stroke of the day for a seven-under 65. "I hung in there". "I hit a lot of fairways, a lot of greens, which gave me a lot of good opportunities", he said. "My wedge play was awesome last week and it continued this week". Read More »

Man arrested in theft of Portland train victim's ring


In CCTV released by police, the suspect is seen leaving the MAX train carrying Best's black backpack in his right hand. The Portland Police Bureau tweeted news of the arrest Friday, but did not immediately release the man's name. "Their actions were fearless and selfless, and should serve as an example and inspiration to us all". PORTLAND, Ore . (AP) - A homeless man took the wedding ring off the finger of a man who died in last week's knife attack aboard a Portland train, city ... Read More »

China vows to work with EU to uphold Paris pact


But because the U.S.is a major contributor to such emissions, a USA withdrawal from the agreement would hamper those goals. As media reported Wednesday that Trump was prepared to exit the 2015 global pact aimed at reducing the effects of climate change , Musk warned the president to uphold the agreement. Read More »

Train stabbing survivor: Portland has 'white savior complex'


A third man who intervened was injured. Christian has posted offensive material and anti-Muslim rhetoric on social media, said Heidi Beirich, with the Southern Poverty Law Center. One of the young women said Christian told them to "go back to Saudi Arabia", and to "get out of his country". " Their actions were courageous; they were selfless, and it could serve as an example and inspiration to all of us", Wheeler said. Read More »

Senate panel eager to hear from Comey, given OK to testify

Schiff added that he and Republican Representative Michael Conaway, the top Republican now leading the panel's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, would not be distracted from their investigation. He said he has "nothing to hide". US privacy laws and intelligence regulations require that Americans' names picked up in foreign communications intercepts be concealed unless senior officials request them to be disclosed for intelligence or law enforcement purposes. Read More »

Comey to testify to U.S. Senate intelligence panel on June 8

They say they also hope Comey's testimony will answer questions that have arisen since Comey's sudden firing by President Donald Trump . The open session will be followed by a closed session at 1 pm. Trump has alleged that Obama administration officials, for political reasons, asked to know the identities of Americans whose names are masked in intelligence documents. Read More »

Sheriff: Explosion at Wisc. plant kills at least 1

More than four helicopters and 20 local fire departments responded to the scene. The cause of the explosion has yet to be determined, and an investigation is already underway. "Not just the shock of the event, but the economic hardship to the families". The Wisconsin corn mill where an explosion late Wednesday killed at least one worker was cited by federal safety investigators six years ago for exposing workers to dust explosion hazards. Read More »

Heard in the Texas House: 'I'll Put a Bullet in Your Head'

Greg Abbott. A scuffle broke out in the Texas legislature Monday over a protest against the state's clampdown on " sanctuary cities ", media reports said, ending in a threat by one state representative to shoot another. In a statement posted to Facebook and shared on Twitter later that day, Rinaldi admitted he threatened Nevarez with a gun, but claimed he said the words in self defense after Democratic lawmakers began threatening him over his decision to call ICE on protestors. Read More »

White House communications director resigns amid tensions


The disclosure of the back channel has put the White House on the defensive. Dubke , who had held the position for just three months, reportedly tendered his resignation on May 18 , but offered to stay on during the president's recent foreign trip, Mike Allen first reported for Axios. Read More »

'Incident' involving man with 'weapon' at Orlando airport


UPDATE: 9:31 p.m. All roads leading to Orlando International Airport have been shut down while law enforcement contains a gunman on the Level 1 A-side near the rental vehicle area. Aerial footage from CNN affiliate WESH's helicopter showed a long line of police cars with their emergency lights flashing outside and reporters tweeted photos of massive traffic backups on the airport roads. Read More »

IN students compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee


Sylvia earned the honor in March when she outlasted her older sister, Sophia Nguyen, to win the Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee . But no matter what, all the contestants will come back with a Kindle Paperwhite, a one-year subscription to Merriam-Webster Unabridged online, a 2017 United States Mint Proof Set as part of the Samuel Lewis Sugarman Award and a one-year membership to Britannica Online Premium, the website states. Read More »

Department of Justice Observes National Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day

Kelly was the son of Gen. John Kelly , who is Trump's Department of Homeland Security secretary, ABC News reported . Trump also paid tribute to World War II veteran and former Sen. Trump, along with Vice President Mike Pence, who was also at the service, visited Section 60 , where the military members who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11 are buried chatting and shaking hands with the families of the fallen . Read More »

Texas Legislature ends session, may be back soon


Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has been among those asking Abbott to call a special session to address contentious issues such as a "bathroom bill" to regulate where transgendered Texans may use the restroom, and property tax reform. However, if he calls a special session, and makes its end contingent on the passage of the bathroom and property tax bills, he risks being seen as weak and ceding his power to Patrick . Read More »

Comey's Friend: Trump Wanted to Make 'Loyalist' of Ex-FBI Chief


It seemingly didn't even interview the people at the center of the claim. At one point, Wittes recalls, Comey stood in a position so that his blue blazer would blend in with the room's blue drapes in an effort for Trump to not notice him. A fight over whether notes and recordings are privileged could further draw the White House deeper into a dispute that already threatens to stall the Trump administration's legislative agenda. Read More »

Brush fire on Los Angeles hillside sparked by weed whacker


Fire officials say a brush fire on a Los Angeles hillside above Brentwood was accidentally started by someone clearing brush with a weed trimmer. Both Black Canyon and Daisy Mountain fire crews responded to a reported debris fire in a junk yard Saturday evening to find winds had moved the fire out of the yard, starting the brush fire. Read More »

Local Reaction To New CBO Score On Health Care Bill

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said the CBO report confirms the "bill is just cruel and is bad for North Dakota". The Congressional Budget Office says 23 million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if the American Health Care Act becomes law. Read More »

7th person linked to Manchester attack detained by police

Armed troops are to guard nuclear power plants in Scotland and other sensitive sites across the United Kingdom, as the police said they were now investigating a "network" linked to the Manchester bomber, writes The Herald. Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together. The 22 victims in Manchester included an eight-year-old girl, several teenage girls, a 28-year-old man and a Polish couple who had come to collect their daughters. Read More »

Man with guns, knives arrested at US Comicon


Police said the man had threatened to harm a performer and posted online threats against police officers, convinced he was the alter-ego of a Marvel comic book character called the Punisher. Sterling avoided the stations where prop weapons are secured and marked, according to court records. "You always hear us say 'If you see something, say something, '" said Sgt. Read More »

Trump calls foreign trip a 'home run' in remarks to US. troops


The 97-word passage on climate from Taormina contrasts starkly with two pages devoted to the issue at last year's meeting in Japan , although the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy , Japan, the United Kingdom and the European Union all noted the commitments they made the year before. Read More »

Ohio State football opening 2017 season in prime time against Indiana, Oklahoma


The two teams have met three times in their history, with Ohio State winning two of those contents. But Ohio State scored four straight goals to close the third quarter and make it a game. The Buckeyes shellacked the Sooners in Norman, Okla. last season, but Baker Mayfield is back and Bob Stoops' team is set to travel to Columbus, Ohio this season for some revenge. Read More »

Iran says dialogue, peaceful means key to solving Syria issue


The U.S. has used numerous measures against Iran in the past 40 years, all leading to failure, Rouhani said . The foes "think that our power is restricted only to missiles, while our power lies in this nation's faith", he added. Regarding the crisis in Syria, he reiterated that Tehran believes that it must be solved by peaceful means, and cited as an example that along with with Russian Federation and Turkey they are cooperating to re-establish the cease-fire in order to create a quiet ... Read More »

Firing 'nut job' James Comey took off pressure, says Donald Trump


Committee chairman Senator Richard Burr said he wants to hear from Mr Comey on his role in the development of the U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential election past year. Trump has called coverage of his alleged links to Russian Federation and apparent efforts to stifle the FBI investigation as "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history". Read More »

Memorial Day commemorations lining up across Lake County

Following the Mass, the parade will continue through the village ending at Veterans Memorial Park for concluding services. The day was born out of the U.S. Members of Bong-Hofstedt Douglas County Post 409 hold Memorial Day services at eight different cemeteries Monday . Tim Carpenter, with the U.S. Read More »

3 more arrests made in United Kingdom concert attack

Neighbours say Abedi, who studied business and management at Salford University before dropping out, had grown a beard in the last 12 months and had begun acting strangely. "In any case, (he had) links with Daesh ( Islamic State ) that are proven". "It seems likely, possible, that he (Abedi) wasn't doing this on his own", Rudd said on BBC radio. Read More »