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James Franklin wants Penn State to take next step

Staff PhotographerKatie Scanlan, left, and her brother Jack of Mountain Top get their picture taken with James Franklin, head football coach at Penn State Unive...


Police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed; gunman dead

Disario, a father of five or six children who was expecting another child, had only been police chief for around three weeks, Thorp said. Ohio Gov. John Kasic...


GOP Senator's Bill Competes with House's AHCA

On Friday, a working group of 13 senators led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell began work on forging an agreement about how to handle the American He...


Mormon church severs some of its ties to the Boy Scouts

David Kemper, Scout executive for the organization's Boise-based Ore-Ida Council, said it will certainly have an impact on membership in Southwest Idaho and eas...


Trump tweets warning to Comey about 'leaking to the press'

Not to mention Congress, which has its own investigations underway. Trump said Comey assured him that he was not personally under investigation for his ties t...


Trump Fires James Comey & Sally Yates Testifies

Sally Yates is "a political opponent of the president", is how White House spokesman Sean Spicer characterized the former Justice Department career official....


Trump Fulfills Promise to Investigate Voter Fraud

However, Jackson says there is substantial evidence of voter suppression . Meanwhile, Whitehouse questioned the administration's intent to protect American e...


New Orleans Removes Statue Of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

The statue, erected in 1911 in honor of Confederate President Jefferson Davis , was taken down at around 6 a.m. Thursday by workers wearing masks and helmets...


Trump to meet with Putin this summer

Thursday evening, Trump tweeted out a photo of his meeting, and it neither showed nor mentioned Kislyak. The Lavrov meeting came just hours after Trump fire...


Officials ID gunman, 2 victims in OH shooting

NBC4i says Disario had six children and a seventh is on the way. Cottrell had ties to Licking County and had graduated from Central Ohio Technical College. N...


Spicer: Trump's threatening Comey tweet was 'not a threat'

Instead, Comey has recounted to others, he told Trump that he would always be honest with him, but that he was not "reliable" in the conventional political se...


Acting FBI head disputes White House claim Comey had lost staff support

The FBI probe and parallel congressional investigations into alleged Russian political meddling, and whether any Trump campaign officials colluded with the Krem...


Jeff Sessions Demands Prosecutors Seek Most Severe Sentences For All Crimes

Brett Tolman, former USA attorney for Utah and a representative of the Law Enforcement Leaders group: "The Justice Department's expected shift to prosecuting an...


Sheriff: Gunman kills police chief, 2 nursing home workers

The gunman was found dead with the employees. The village of about 500 residents is roughly 40km east of the OH capital, Columbus. Utica is about 26 miles north...


Gunman murders Eric Disario and 2 nursing home workers

Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp says Disario was killed while responding to reports of a man with a gun. There is no current threat to the public, Thorp sa...


Spicer refuses to say whether Trump is secretly recording people

News of Comey's firing certainly created some divisions among Republican politicians, who have expressed concern with Trump's decision to fire a man now inves...


White House: Trump's morning tweets about Comey 'not a threat'

Well, Clapper showed up today on MSNBC to clarify his past comments about not seeing any evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and Trump while also p...


Senate rejects repeal of key Obama-era methane rule

A motion to advance legislation that would repeal a methane emissions rule was defeated Wednesday morning in a 51-49 vote . In an official statement , McCai...


Four Dead in Ohio Nursing Home Shooting, Including Police Chief

Addressing press corps, Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said the shooting which took place inside Pine Kirk Care Center in Kirkersville , claimed the l...


No need for special prosecutor on Russian Federation scandal: White House

Conflicting stories were the topic of much media discussion. Trump defended the inconsistency, tweeting Friday that "as a very active President with lots of t...


Attorney General Sessions Orders Prosecutors to Pursue 'Most Serious' Charges Against Defendants

And even if they opt not to pursue the most serious charges, prosecutors are still required to provide judges with all the details of a case when defendants are...


U.S. prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

The policy signaled a return to "enforcing the laws that Congress has passed", Sessions said Friday at the Justice Department , characterizing his memo as un...


Ohio police chief, 2 nursing home workers killed by gunman

Kirkersville is a small village in central Ohio. He had only been chief of the police department for about three weeks. After the gunman shot the police chief,...


Police chief, 3 others dead in OH nursing home shooting

He had been police chief for three weeks. The incident happened in Kirkersville, Ohio , which has a population of about 500 people, based on census data. "I ...


Trump Says Russia Must Be "Laughing" At US Over Comey

Former FBI director James Comey has said he will "be fine", and will not dwell on how he was sacked by President Donald Trump . She also defended the use o...


State commission rejects UO's planned tuition increase

Under state law, the UO can raise tuition only up to 5 percent a year without state approval. Portland State University and the University of OR had tuition i...


Just 21% of Voters Approve of the New GOP Health Care Plan

And 75% say it's a "bad idea" to allow states to decide whether individuals with pre-existing conditions can be charged more - including 59% of Republicans. H...


2 arrested after noose found at Maryland middle school

Police arrested the two suspects wanted for hanging a noose at outside an Anne Arundel County middle school earlier this week. Police say the school custodian...


President Trump says 'perfect accuracy' from surrogates isn't possible

Mr McCabe testified in place of Mr Comey, who Mr Trump abruptly dismissed as Federal Bureau of Investigation director on Tuesday in an action that has roiled ...


HHS sec'y: $1T proposed Medicaid cuts gives states freedom

Until the Republicans stop blindly mimicking President Trump's blithe disregard for facts and truth, all of us - liberals and conservatives alike - will be wors...


Gunman kills police chief, 2 others in small OH town

Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp says the gunman took two passers-by hostage behind the nursing home in a wooded area Friday. "Ohio mourns the loss of Kirk...


Former LA County sheriff gets 3 years in prison

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said it was "an interesting day" after a judge ordered him to serve a three-year prison sentence for obstructing a fe...


Sheriff: Gunman kills police chief, 2 nursing home workers in Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says Medrano, whose age wasn't available, had a relationship with Hartless. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Friday ...


Health chief defends cutting nearly $1T from Medicaid

The GOP's American Health Care Act (AHAC), which is now heading to the Senate, would significantly cut the federal subsidies on which many Americans rely to buy...


Tenacious kid demands apology after Mike Pence whacks him in the face

Huffington Post edited the full exchange and you can see the kid's startled and betrayed expression as Pence's arm connect with his nose at the 00:06 second m...