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Ryan says House chaplain will stay in job

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In his letter to Ryan on Thursday however, Conroy said he was not made aware of any concerns with his job performance, had consulted with a lawyer and dared Ryan to officially fire him stating his cause. Shortly after, he said in the interview with The Times , he was admonished by Mr. Ryan, who views the tax overhaul as his signature achievement. Continued Fitzmorris: "The problem is that whatever scenario regarding the dismissal of Fr. Read More »

U.S. freezes funding to Syria's White Helmets rescue unit

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The head of the humanitarian group's unarmed volunteers, which is made up of former teachers, bakers and ordinary citizens, said it "did not receive any direct funding from the U.S. "Ultimately, this will have a negative impact on the ability of humanitarian workers to save lives", he said. The CBS report would add that the USA support to the White Helmets accounts for at least 1/3 of the group's funding. Read More »

Pence's doctor quits over controversy surrounding Ronny Jackson

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Pence's press secretary, Alyssa Farah , said the White House Medical Unit informed Pence's office of the resignation. "Physicians assigned to the Vice President report to the White House Medical Unit and thus any resignation would go entirely through the Medical Unit, not the Vice President's office", Farah added. Read More »

Giuliani bristles at idea of special counsel targeting 'fine woman' Ivanka Trump

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After telling Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday night that President Trump repaid his lawyer Michael Cohen for having quietly "funneled" $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels in October 2016 to secure her silence about a purported affair with Trump, Rudy Giuliani elaborated on the repayment scheme to various reporters, arguing that the details clear Trump of any campaign finance violations. Read More »

Trump to speak at NRA forum in Dallas

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While the GOP-controlled House passed the measure, the president has acknowledged it's a non-starter in the closely divided Senate. Trump told the delegates they must get out and vote in the midterm elections. But, she added, "We also support the Second Amendment, and strongly support it, and don't see there to be a problem with speaking at the National Rifle Association's meeting". Read More »

Russia probe: Giuliani seeks limits for Trump interview

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Giuliani said, before adding, "Men are disposable". "He's entitled to that". "He may say, 'No, matters relating to personnel are exclusively mine, and I claim a substantive privilege with that'". According to Comey, Trump encouraged Comey to drop an investigation into Flynn. Comey detailed in the memos that he didn't want to do this, because the status of the probe could change (as it ultimately did), and he wanted to avoid having to publicly confirm such a change later. Read More »

Neglected Oregon horse sues former owner for $100000

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On this March 2017, Justice, an American Quarter Horse, was discovered to have been uncared for for months by his proprietor in Cornelius, Oregon, a lawsuit alleges. The horse is also seeking compensation at trial for his "pain and suffering". Justice's penis appears to be permanently damaged and no longer functions as it should. Read More »

Oklahoma, Kansas approve religious veto on LGBT adoptions

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Backers of the Kansas bill acknowledged that faith-based agencies have been operating in Kansas for decades without issue. The Oklahoma Senate has approved a controversial measure regarding adoption agencies in the state. The latest version of the bill includes new language clarifying that it protects those organizations from being denied contracts with the Kansas Department for Children and Families, or reimbursement for performing foster care placement or adoption services on behalf of ... Read More »

'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' lead MTV Movie & TV Awards

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Other entries in the best kiss category include the Ferris wheel scene between actors Nick Robinson (Simon) and Keiynan Lonsdale (Bram) in popular teen coming out movie " Love, Simon ". Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver scored nods as best hero and best villain respectively for their roles in " Star Wars: The Last Jedi ", although their lightsaber battles failed to make the cut in the race for best fight . Read More »

Hurricane center issues special forecast for system near Bahamas

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It could bring heavy rain and gusty winds to both the Bahamas and Florida over the weekend. The NHC said the chance of the system developing into a tropical storm are zero over the next 48 hours. The World Meteorological Organization retired hurricane names "Harvey", "Maria", "Irma" and "Nate" due to the death and destruction caused by these intense storms previous year. Read More »

Trump says Giuliani needs to 'get facts straight' on Stormy

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Second, there is not now and never has been a shred of verifiable evidence that Trump is or ever was a billionaire, a myth I first demolished using his own net worth statement prepared for a lawsuit in spring 1990. Such a loan could also constitute a violation of the Ethics in Government Act, which requires the president and other officials to report liabilities of more than $10,000, the Times reports. Read More »

Journalist makes a freakish claim against Sarah Sanders after heated interaction

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Sanders disputed Ryan's recollection of events, maintaining that she'd never used the term "blindsided" to describe her feelings on Giuliani's conversation with the news station. "This is not the job of the White House, this is not the job of the White House press secretary". "I mean, tell me a lawyer who would write a check out of his own pocket for his client without a reimbursement?" he continued. Read More »

China, Japan, S.Korea call to resist protectionism

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The telephone talks were held at Japan's request, with Tokyo eager to win Xi's cooperation in addressing the North Korea issues. Japan will host a summit with Li and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in in Tokyo on Wednesday to discuss regional issues, where North Korea had been expected to be high on the agenda. Read More »

Danny Jordaan opens conspiracy case against Khoza & rape accuser

Khoza then made mention of previous incidents: allegations levelled against him in 2004 after Jordaan had reportedly been shot at and in 2009, when he said he was accused of trying to stage an "imaginary coup" against Safa. When I inquired about the reasons and content of this fight, he said I should wait for Saturday and Sunday to see. "Prior to the discussion on April 27 [Friday], I did not for once - it did not even remotely cross my mind - that come Sunday [April 29], I'm going to wake ... Read More »

ATF Officer Shot In Head On Chicago's South Side

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An ATF officer and a police officer were shot in Chicago overnight. No Chicago Police officers were injured in the shooting, Guglielmi said. Neighborhood residents reported hearing a barrage of gunshots. Police say a second officer was taken to a local hospital for observation but he was not struck by gunfire. More details will be posted as this story develops. Read More »

Czech president: Czechs made Novichok, citing spy agency

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The eve, Zeman declared that in the Czech Republic was produced a neuro-paralyzer of the Novichok type, as the A230, by scientific institutes of the defense sector of that East European nation. The British authorities then immediately accused Russian Federation of being behind the incident but failed to provide any solid evidence to substantiate these claims. Read More »

Judge finds probable cause in Rose McGowan drug case

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The charge stems from a police investigation of personal belongings left behind on a United flight arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport in January 2017. Thursday's preliminary hearing was postponed from March 21, when a snowstorm prevented prosecution witnesses from traveling to Leesburg. They said it was impossible to account for who may have handled the wallet during that time. Read More »

Third Pruitt Aide This Week Is Leaving EPA

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Her departure comes a week after Pruitt's security chief and Superfund administrator stepped down amid a growing series of federal ethics investigations of Pruitt's tenure at EPA. Behind the scenes, the EPA source said Bowman "broke her back trying to fight these stories the last few months", but Bowman had also begun to distance herself from response efforts in recent weeks, leaving another spokesman, Jahan Wilcox, to be out front in responding to the various reports about Pruitt's conduct. Read More »

Mueller seeks 70 blank subpoenas in Manafort case

Those were also brought by Mueller's office. Manafort fought back against the charges, filing a civil lawsuit against the Department of Justice, Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein alleging that the special counsel probe was too wide. Read More »

Donald Trump vows to defend religious freedoms 'always'

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Bush and Barack Obama administrations, the Trump order establishes a "White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative" and highlights the importance of ministries that serve people "through means that are different from those of government and with capacity that often exceeds that of government". Read More »

Experienced Irish squad named for historic Test match

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Among the others to miss out are all-rounder Simi Singh, top-order batsman Jack Tector and medium pacer Barry McCarthy. The green shirts are playing tour matches before their Test matches against Ireland and England starting this month. Half of the squad are made up of Northern Irish-born players, with North West Warriors quintet Porterfield, Andy McBrine, Boyd Rankin and Stuart Thompson all making the cut, as do Instonians' Nathan Smith, Northern Knights' James Shannon and Derbyshire's ... Read More »

High Wind Warnings now issued for parts of Mid-Michigan

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The advisory for the rest of the counties in OH started this morning and expires at 6 p.m. For more specific information for your county, head to our Weather Alerts page . SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. Cool morning in the 50s. In those areas, Environment Canada said, there was potential for storms strong enough to damage weak buildings, break branches off of trees and overturn vehicles. Read More »

BJP leaders holding chaupals despite bitten by mosquitoes: UP minister Anupama Jaiswal

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The minister talked about the experience of dining at Dalits' places and recounted how ministers are bitten by mosquitoes all night, but still they feel satisfied. Earlier, Union Minister Uma Bharti had pushed the BJP into a major controversy with a freaky comment. "I don't take part in "samrasta bhoj" (community meals) because I do not consider myself Lord Rama, who went to Shabri's home and the Dalits became purified", she said, referring to the mythological episode from Ramayana. Read More »

Trump's attack on Tester shows poor form

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Marc Short is the Director of Legislative Affairs for the White House and this is what he had to say about a visit. I find it confusing a furious President Trump is calling for Montana's Senator Tester to resign from the U.S. Tester defended the move, telling the Associated Press that it's his duty as the top Democrat on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee to scrutinize the nominees: " We had a job to do and we did it ". Read More »

Abbas apologizes for 'anti-Semitic' speech says Holocaust 'most heinous crime'

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His remarks earned condemnation from across the political spectrum. "Apparently the Holocaust denier is still a Holocaust denier", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday on Twitter . "I said President Abbas had been quite right to argue that the Trump administration can not act as a mediator for peace when they themselves are sowing the seeds of discord, and making a negotiated peace ever harder to achieve". Read More »

Longtime Conservative MP Gord Brown has died

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Brown understood the compromises you need to make for your family, and on many occasions turned town invitations to events to instead be with his wife and two young sons, Reid said . Shocked MPs were later called back into the room and told that he had died. "I could always pick up the phone and bounce anything off of him." says Baptista. Read More »

China announces duty-free import of 28 Indian drugs

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The two sides also agreed to promote bilateral trade in pharmaceuticals including resolution of issues of Indian pharma products exports to Chinese markets. At the seminar titled "Wuhan Summit: Sino-India Relations and its Way Forward", the Chinese envoy said that the meeting at Wuhan was an effort to rebuild trust and strengthen ties that were strained post the 73-day-long Dokalam standoff previous year. Read More »

Court acquits Imran Khan in SSP torture case

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At the last hearing the Judge Shahrukh Arjumand had summoned Imran Khan in person so it can announce its verdict on his request for acquittal. He also added that he was happy with the decision and said that he won't let the anti-terrorism laws be misused when he comes to power. Read More »

Police hunting 'mystery pooper' at New Jersey school charge top education official

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Holmdel High School was perplexed when a mystery pooper kept defecating on their football field "on a daily basis", so they enlisted a surveillance team to find the culprit. May 1 when he was arrested. He has been charged with defecating in public, lewdness and littering. He said the charges relate only to the May 1 incident, but said Tramaglini is suspected in the other incidents as well. Read More »

Temperatures set to reach 25C on May Day — BBC Weather forecast

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The hottest temperature recorded in East Anglia over an early Spring Bank Holiday was last year's 18.7C at Santon Downnham, nar the Norfolk border, which Mr Dury said would be likely beaten this year. Parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland will be cloudier with the chance of some rain, mainly in the west. "Some strong winds are possible over western Ireland and Scotland with gale force gusts over exposed locations". Read More »

Rajasthan Tamil Sangam extends help to NEET aspirants from TN

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The AMMK leader said several hundred medical college aspirants from Tamil Nadu have been allotted centres in states like Kerala and even Rajasthan . They also worry that the last minute stress will affect their performance in the examination. Meanwhile, Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) president Anbumani Ramadoss urged the government to bear the expense of candidates alloted centre outside the state. Read More »

Crude oil steady as speculators remain bullish

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US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were trading 1c lower at $68.42 a barrel by 2.58am GMT. "The price move today is probably based off Iran and the tight oil supply market that we already have", said Rob Thummel , portfolio manager at energy investment manager Tortoise Capital in Leawood, Kansas. Read More »