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Donald Trump goes all out for first state visit, will welcome Emmanuel Macron

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:22:38 -0400

President Trump's first state visit will welcome French President Emmanuel Macron with pomp and grandeur including a traditional review of U.S. troops, a diner showcasing the "best of American cuisines" and a performance by the Washington National Opera, the White House said Monday.

First lady Melania Trump, whose office organized ...

Harley-Davidson interns get a free motorcycle

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:21:58 -0400

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its summer internship program.

Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid to ride a Harley and share their adventures on social media. And the best part? They'll keep their bikes at ...

Travis Reinking, Waffle House shooting suspect, still being sought; residents on alert

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:12:10 -0400

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As an intensive manhunt continued Monday for a half-naked man suspected in the slayings of four people at a Waffle House restaurant, authorities shared reports of previous efforts to contain the gun-loving man with paranoid delusions.

More than 80 Nashville police officers continued to search for ...

Senate Judiciary Committee drafts bill to protect Robert Mueller from Donald Trump firing

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 20:11:09 -0400

The Senate Judiciary Committee is plowing ahead on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump — but the legislation might have to overcome more than just Republican opposition.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee's chairman, said it's possible that limiting the president's firing powers ...

Jennifer Miller's gun rights lawsuit sets off wide debate

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:48:48 -0400

An Illinois woman who runs a child care service out of her home is suing the state, saying its restrictions on day care facilities make it illegal for her to keep a gun in her house for self-defense.

Jennifer Miller's lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for central Illinois ...

Facebook hate speech, censorship policies upset both sides

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:10:13 -0400

Under more scrutiny than ever, Facebook finds itself caught in a no-man's land between activists who say it needs to adopt much stricter definitions governing hate speech and critics on the right who feel the social media giant is censoring conservative voices.

The company's policy now largely depends on humans ...

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum opens exhibition on American response to Nazism

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:12:06 -0400

A new exhibit opens Monday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to mark its 25th anniversary, focusing on Americans' response to Nazism and Jewish refugees.

"Americans and the Holocaust" features a wall covered by the raft of documents Jews needed to obtain to the United States, examples of how anti-Semitic ...

Abortion laws get court challenge in states that close clinics

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:14:54 -0400

For 38 years, EMW Women's Surgical Center has been performing abortions in Louisville, Kentucky.

It's now the last abortion provider in the state, and it's fighting to keep its doors open and to prevent Kentucky from becoming the first state in the nation without an abortion option.

The administration of ...

Travis Reinking, Waffle House shooting suspect, arrested by Secret Service last year

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:37:50 -0400

Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting at a restaurant in Nashville was arrested last year by the U.S. Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House.

Metro Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said 29-year-old Travis Reinking's firearms authorization was then revoked at the ...

James Shaw Jr. 'saved many lives' in Waffle House shooting, police say

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:22:08 -0400

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A man wearing nothing but a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee and shot four people to death before dawn Sunday, according to police, who credited a customer with saving lives by wresting the gunman's weapon away.

Witness Chuck ...

Jonathan Benko hit by truck, killed during El Paso student walkout to protest gun violence

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:37:07 -0400

EL PASO, Texas — No charges have been filed in the death of an 11-year-old boy struck by a pickup truck in El Paso during a school-organized walkout to protest gun violence.

El Paso police spokesman Darrel Petry said Sunday that the investigation into Jonathan Benko's death continues. But no ...

Mitt Romney won't commit to supporting Donald Trump in 2020

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:44:11 -0400

Mitt Romney won't say whether he will support President Donald Trump for re-election in 2020.

The former Republican presidential nominee told reporters Saturday that he wants to see what the field of candidates looks like before making any commitment.

"In terms of what happens in 2020, we're going to wait ...

Bob Corker: Hard to 'charm' North Korea out of nuclear ambitions

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:20:38 -0400

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said Sunday it is unrealistic to think the U.S. can "charm" North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un into giving up his nuclear ambitions.

"He views having deliverable nuclear weapons as his ticket to dying as an old man in his bed," the Republican told ABC's This ...

Susan Collins chides James Comey for book tour amid Robert Mueller probe

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:03:47 -0400

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine criticized former FBI Director James Comey for launching a book tour while Special Counsel Robert Mueller is still investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.

"I cannot imagine why an FBI Director would seek to essentially cash in on a book when the investigation is ...

Donald Trump blasts 'Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd' over North Korea talks

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:53:14 -0400

President Trump on Sunday rebuked NBC News' Chuck Todd for criticizing the president's plans for face-to-face talks with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

Mr. Trump said his foreign policy on North Korea was already paying off.

"Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd of Fake News NBC just stated that we have given ...

Marc Short says Trump has 'no intention' of firing Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:42:39 -0400

White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short said Sunday President Trump doesn't plan to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or Special Counsel Robert Mueller, despite frustrations with the length and scope of the probe into alleged Russian meddling.

He also said the media should cool it with questions about ...

Providence Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center accused of honoring patients' racist demands

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:37:17 -0400

ZEELAND, Mich. — A health care center in western Michigan is accused of agreeing to requests by patients for white-only caregivers.

Six black certified nursing assistants filed a lawsuit April 11 against Providence Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, where they all work or formerly worked. The Zeeland facility offers memory care, ...

Colin Kaepernick: 'Racialized oppression' woven into 'very fabric' of U.S.

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:21:56 -0400

AMSTERDAM — Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job.

Onetime San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid presented Kaepernick with the award during a ...

Great Hearts Monte Vista charter school teacher asks students to list positive aspects of slavery

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:09:35 -0400

SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.

The Great Hearts Monte Vista teacher who distributed the worksheet titled "The Life of Slaves: A Balanced View" was ...

Bob Corker offers lukewarm praise for Marsha Blackburn

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:49:42 -0400

Retiring Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee on Sunday said that former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat running to replace him, is "my friend" but that he will vote for fellow Republican Marsha Blackburn this fall.

Yet Mr. Corker, a Republican, had little to say in support of Ms. Blackburn ...