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Officer That Killed Tamir Rice Is Fired

Loehmann was still in his probationary period when he shot Rice, as he had only been on the force for eight months. Loehmann was sacked because he wasn't trut...


Penn State making changes to Greek system after pledge death

The Penn State Board of Trustees on Friday passed a package of new rules created to change fraternity and sorority culture. The reforms come in response to ...


Ananya Vinay, 12, wins USA spelling bee with 'marocain'

Whoever takes the title, he or she will be the first outright victor in a while. The victor receives a $40,000 grand prize and plenty of bragging rights, whil...


CNN Asks Spelling Champ To Spell 'Covfefe'

At a certain point it seemed as though the two would never encounter an unspellable word and that they should just call it a day and go form a joint think tank-...


Cuomo mum on decision to skip Puerto Rican parade

Andrew M. Cuomo, to back out of the parade. The Staten Island Assemblywoman hailed news that FALN founder will decline to be honored at this year's Puerto R...


SEC rule change clears way for Malik Zaire to transfer to Florida

No other Power 5 conferences have restrictions on signing graduate transfers. In the immediate future, Florida stands to benefits the most from this new legis...


Mayor of Pittsburgh, Entire World Dunks on Trump's Climate Agreement Withdrawal

His critics have argued , however, that the risks of climate change require action, and that a shift to a low-carbon energy economy can create more jobs ...


Year Old Indian American Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee 2017

Shourav Dasari , 14, from Spring, Texas, spells his word during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md ., Thursday, June 1, 20...


Ex-Penn St officials get jail terms in Sandusky abuse case

Spanier was sentenced to four to 12 months with the first two months to be served in prison, the rest under house arrest. Schultz got six to 23 months, and...


Wisconsin worker still missing after blast

Company officials haven't returned messages seeking comment from The Associated Press . Ashcraft said he, his wife, and his four kids all felt the impact of ...


Indian-American Ananya Vinay spells 'marocain' to win National Spelling Bee

Ananya and Rohan Rajeev , an eighth-grader from Edmond , Oklahoma, went head to head for nearly 20 championship rounds spelling their words so assuredly. Vin...


Trump vows to continue efforts for peace deal b/w Palestinians, Israel

Abbas is ready to work with Israel on a peace agreement. In a similar statement, Husam Zomlot, chief Palestinian representative to the United States, said, ...


Kabul bomb witness: 'Explosions are happening every day here'

She says Afghanistan can continue to rely on Canadian support. The trucks are a very common sight in Kabul , a city of almost four million people with no sew...


House debating North Carolina budget proposal

The lawmaker said the conversations have mostly involved educating the White House and Senate about the House proposals, which include a controversial border-...


Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway

Crews are getting their first look at a massive landslide that buried part of a northern California highway under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt. So big it ha...


Theresa May is roasted over 'weak' reaction to Trump climate decision

President Trump , and we will pay attention to the impact of that decision on the global community and on Taiwan", Presidential Spokesman Alex Huang (黃重諺) said ...


China's media calls Trump's withdrawal from Paris accord ''global setback''

Trump's announcement on Thursday that he would take the United States out of the Paris accord , saying the agreement would undermine the U.S. economy and co...


Trump Asked 4 Top Officials to Bury Russia Probe

Reportedly both intelligence officials "refused to comply with the requests, which they both deemed to be inappropriate, according to two current and two forme...


Iranian Foreign Minister Denies Trump Accusations from Saudi Kingdom

The president's first stop was a meeting in Jerusalem with Israeli president Reuven Rivlin. Trump said the summit would mark the beginning of the end of t...


You tiny, tiny man: Rowling to Trump on 'shoving' Montenegro PM

He voiced his long held concern that alliance members are not paying enough. Markovic told a journalist in Brussels that it was only "natural" that Trump sh...


Leonardo DiCaprio criticises Trump's withdrawal from Paris agreement

The accord stipulated a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in an effort to curb global warming. "Considering that the U.S.is the world's second largest e...


Weather Channel website trolls Trump for exiting Paris Agreement

But it also undermines world efforts to combat global warming. The U.S. joins only two other countries - Nicaragua and Syria - not part of the deal to reduce ...


Trump withdraws from climate pact, world leaders push back

As the youth of America, Latinos are also the engine of America's economic future. "During the entire negotiations, we've said that this deal was not fair f...


Bounty hunters and fugitive shoot each other dead in Texas

In the room adjacent to where they're confronting Hutchinson, two customers and an employee seem to be negotiating a deal; the group sprints away as the two bou...


Trump's lawyer will now answer all Russia-related questions, Spicer says

Separately, federal prosecutors pursuing a criminal investigation into Flynn have issued subpoenas to people and businesses who have done business with him seek...


Signs of the time: Fake US immigration control posters found in Washington

ICE also released the number of criminal undocumented immigrants that were arrested this year compared to last year, There were three fewer arrest in 2017. T...


Should 'Can't Be Trusted' Jared Kushner Be Stripped Of Security Clearance?

Short, senior assistant to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer , said, ".the question is not if that move happens, but only when. While his departure ...


$82.4 Billion Budget Hits Rick Scott's Desk

Initially legislators had voted to slash money for the tourism marketing agency by two-thirds. The state funding reduction is forcing the agency, which can st...


Trump signs waiver keeping US embassy in Tel Aviv -- for now

Israel's Channel 2 TV reported earlier this week that Trump was enraged with Abbas. Trump says he's putting off moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv because ...


California Senate backs government-funded health care bill

It's one of the top reasons businesses cite for why they are considering leaving the California, he said. The bill passed by a vote of 23 to 13 in the Senate....


Deadline for budget action looms over Illinois Legislature

IL lawmakers wrapped up session for a second year in a row without passing a budget. "That's not fair to the taxpayers of IL", he said. "Please, members of th...


US Media Reports of No Evidence of Kushner, Trump Campaign Misdeeds

Why did Kushner make the request of Ambassador Sergey Kislyak? "Mr. Kushner was acting in his capacity as a transition official and had many similar discuss...


European Union and China backing Paris climate pact after Trump withdrawal

Dr Rhys Jones from OraTaiao: The NZ Climate & Health Council, says as the world's largest economy and the second largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions, t...


Elon Musk quits presidential councils as CEOs criticize Trump's Paris accord exit

President Emmanuel Macron said he respected Trump's decision, but characterized it as a "mistake". Lloyd Blankfein, chairman of Dimon's competitor bank Gold...


After Trump's decision, cities and states vow to step up

As my colleague Jake Schmidt puts it , "Trump's decision is an assault on our children's future, American companies , and all the countries in the world". Mar...