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Two-thirds of White House reporters calls Donald Trump the most anti-media president ever: Report

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:50:13 -0400

A majority of White House reporters believe President Trump has already established himself as the most openly anti-media president in U.S. history, according to a report from Politico.

Published on Mr. Trump's 100th day in office, the report released Saturday indicates White House journalists overwhelmingly agree the current administration is ...

Tom Hanks on gifting coffee machines to White House reporters: 'Those poor bastards need coffee'

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:49:10 -0400

Tom Hanks has gifted coffee machines to the White House press corps three times since President George W. Bush took office, and the Academy Award-winning actor has a simple explanation why.

"I've done that for Democrats and Republican administrations because those poor bastards need coffee," Mr. Hanks told television host ...

New 'Orange Is the New Black' episodes leaked online after Netflix ignores ransom demand

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:06:13 -0400

Unaired episodes of the hit Netflix original series "Orange Is the New Black" were leaked online Saturday after the video streaming service allegedly ignored the responsible party's ransom demands.

A hacker or hackers using the alias "The Dark Overlord" dumped 10 episodes from the series' forthcoming season online over the ...

Crowded primary field seeks to fill Mick Mulvaney's seat

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:01:10 -0400

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tuesday's primary to pick a replacement for Mick Mulvaney doesn't have the drama of the special congressional elections in Kansas and Georgia, where money poured in for candidates vying to replace lawmakers leaving Congress to serve in the Trump administration.

But the race to fill South ...

Boston protesters to mark Trump's first 100 days with rally

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:31:15 -0400

BOSTON (AP) — Organizers of a rally planned for Boston Common say they're marking President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office by protesting his agenda so far.

The rally Saturday will focus on what protesters say are Trump's efforts to roll back protections for the climate; his assaults on ...

Christie's successor will face transportation tests

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:04:06 -0400

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's next governor stands to inherit a still-stalled plan to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, a transit system racked by recent maintenance and safety issues, and a driving public unhappy about gas tax increases.

The issues were highlighted this week after ...

Portland men accused of sex trafficking teen girl

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:01:20 -0400

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men have been arrested after police say they were sex trafficking a 16-year-old girl.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 22-year-old Tre Jenkins and 20-year-old Antonio Moore were arrested Thursday at Moore's southeast Portland apartment after an investigation that included Beaverton police and the FBI.

The ...

Security scare briefly halts flights to, from Berlin airport

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:26:43 -0400

BERLIN (AP) - Flights to and from Berlin's Tegel airport were briefly suspended Saturday after police cleared a terminal to investigate a suspicious suitcase.

The airport operator said shortly after midday that flights to Tegel were being diverted as officers examined a piece of unclaimed baggage at Terminal B.

About ...

Regional rail service resumes after Amtrak power problem

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:46:16 -0400

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Service on a regional rail line serving suburban Philadelphia has been restored an hour after Amtrak power problems halted trains during big events including the NFL Draft and the Penn Relays track and field competition taking place in the city.

The service halt came in the middle ...

Dane Powell, 'Black bloc' protester, pleads guilty to felonies from Inauguration Day rioting

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:25:52 -0400

A Florida man with the radical "black bloc" protest network pleaded guilty Friday to felony rioting and assault for his role in the Inauguration Day chaos in Washington, D.C.

Dane Powell, 31, of Tampa was the first to enter a guilty plea on felony charges brought against 212 protesters accused ...

NSA scales back warrantless collection of emails, internet communications

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:48:58 -0400

The National Security Agency will stop using a controversial form of warrantless surveillance that collects Americans' communications with those outside the United States based on the mention of a foreign surveillance target.

The decision was announced Friday and followed an evaluation prompted by "compliance lapses," according to a statement issued ...

David Clarke, Milwaukee County sheriff, eyed for Homeland Security post: Sources

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:15:22 -0400

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke may soon have himself a new job in President Donald Trump's administration.

Multiple sources with knowledge of the White House's plans for filling a Department of Homeland Security spot at the Office of Partnership and Engagement told Politico on Friday that Mr. Clarke is a ...

Machete-wielding man asked political affiliation before Transylvania University attack: Witnesses

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:56:57 -0400

A 19-year-old former Transylvania University student has been arrested after a machete attack on the central Kentucky campus left a woman injured, police said.

Lexington police said Mitchell W. Adkins, of Cincinnati, walked into Jazzman's Cafe on campus armed with a machete and a bag full of knives shortly before ...

Tennessee lawmakers lash out at colleague after mistakenly passing resolution honoring KKK figure

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:11:35 -0400

Tennessee lawmakers said Thursday they never meant to adopt a resolution this month honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and early member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Members of the Tennessee General Assembly passed the resolution on April 13 by a 94-0 vote, seemingly recognizing the contributions of Shane ...

Syrian man who sued over travel bans brings family to U.S.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:41:37 -0400

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for a Syrian man living in Wisconsin who sued over President Donald Trump's travel bans said Friday that the man has been reunited with his wife and young daughter after three years.

Attorney Vincent Levy told The Associated Press that his client's wife and ...

Jeff Sessions: Secure borders, recruitment prevention key to fighting gangs

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:07:43 -0400

Secure borders and efforts to deter gang recruitment will be key to the Justice Department's strategy to reduce gang violence like that wrought by MS-13, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday during a visit to Long Island, New York.

Gang members' ability to sneak across the border and to entice ...

Wayne LaPierre, NRA CEO: Academic, political, media elites 'America's greatest domestic threats'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:57:00 -0400

ATLANTA — Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, on Friday told gun-rights activists they have to do their best to support President Trump because "leftist zealots" and elites are determined to tear him down.

"We must do all we can to support our president, ...

Court halts case on Clean Power Plan, paves way for dismantling of carbon emissions rule

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:46:00 -0400

In a major victory for the White House, the D.C. Court of Appeals on Friday suspended a case on the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, paving the way for the administration to dismantle the rule without interference from the courts.

President and Trump and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt want ...

'Pravda Act' passes first hurdle; bill would add Russian election meddling to California curriculum

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:16:03 -0400

Russia's involvement in last year's U.S. presidential race is one step closer to being taught in California high schools upon the advancement Wednesday of a state lawmaker's so-called "Pravda Act."

California Assemblyman Marc Levine, a Democrat, first introduced the bill back in February to ensure high schoolers in ...

Police search for David Watson, escaped convict, in woods near Maryland prison: Reports

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:06:03 -0400

Police in Maryland are searching for a convict who escaped from the custody of correctional officers in Howard County Friday morning.

David M. Watson II was arriving from Wicomico County on Maryland's Eastern Shore at a state hospital facility in Howard County when he escaped from corrections officers and ran ...