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President Trump signed a one-week stopgap spending bill Friday night, averting a government shutdown for one more week. The majority of Democrats and Republicans in Congress passed the spending bill earlier in the day, giving lawmakers until next Friday at midnight to hammer out a spending deal for the rest of the fiscal year. The Senate quickly approved the House’s continuing resolution — or “CR” in Washington-speak.
As he speeds toward his 100th day as president of the United States, Donald Trump is still happy to share how much he’s learning on the job as the country’s 45th chief executive. “After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it’s not so easy,” Trump recalled to the Wall Street Journal in an interview earlier this month.
With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injection for the ambush at a state police barracks. Eric Frein traded a suit and tie for prison garb, and his hands and feet were shackled as a judge pronounced what he called an "entirely warranted" sentence on the convicted murderer and terrorist. Bryon Dickson, a 38-year-old Marine veteran, and left Trooper Alex Douglass permanently disabled in the Sept. 12, 2014 attack at the Blooming Grove barracks.
Tad Cummins' wife says she warned her husband against getting too close to his 15-year-old student after noticing they had been becoming friendly. Speaking exclusively to Inside Edition, Jill Cummins said she and her husband had been trying to help Elizabeth Thomas through some tough times at home and thought of her as another daughter. Jill, who filed for divorce from Tad when he disappeared with the teenager, agrees that Thomas was exploited and perhaps even brainwashed.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer attempted Thursday to shift blame to the Obama administration for its role in vetting retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the national security adviser dismissed by President Trump. Spicer argued that the Trump transition team didn’t vet Flynn’s appointment because he already held a security clearance at the time. “My only point is that when Gen. Flynn came into the White House, he had an active security clearance that was issued during the Obama administration with all the information that’s being discussed that occurred in 2015,” Spicer said at the daily press briefing.
Two conservative journalists have sparked outcry on social media by making what some have interpreted as a white supremacist hand symbol at a recent visit to the White House. “Just two people doing a white power hand gesture in the White House,” Fusion senior reporter Emma Roller tweeted, alongside a screenshot of the picture.
Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday. Gen. Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press that Alhabsy Misaya was slain in a clash with marines late Friday in the jungles between the towns of Indanan and Parang in Sulu province. "We consider him the most notorious kidnapper from that bandit group and this is a big setback to the Abu Sayyaf," Ano told the AP by telephone.
The chief executive of United Airlines Inc will testify before a House panel on Tuesday in the aftermath of the forced removal on April 9 of a passenger from a Chicago flight, an incident that drew international condemnation. The House Transportation Committee will hear from United Chief Executive Oscar Munoz, along with the airline's president, Scott Kirby, as well as lower level executives from American Airlines Inc, Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines.
A French court rejected a request from Serbia to extradite Kosovo's former prime minister Ramush Haradinaj over accusations of war crimes committed in the 1990s, sparking outrage in Belgrade. Haradinaj, 48, was arrested by French police on January 4 when he flew into the Franco-Swiss airport of Basel-Mulhouse, but was freed to return home following Thursday's decision by the court in Colmar, eastern France.
While Sheryl Sandberg and her mother-in-law, Paula Goldberg, were cleaning out Dave Goldberg’s closet after he passed away, Goldberg said something that stunned Sandberg. "You are not only going to live, but you are going to get remarried one day — and I am going to be there to celebrate with you," she said.
President Trump resurrected his “Pocahontas” insult for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., while reminiscing about his election night win Friday afternoon. Trump mocked Warren during a speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Atlanta. The president quickly corrected himself and suggested that his eventual opponent in the 2020 presidential election might be a woman — and not just any woman, but one with whom he has had a long-standing and fiery public feud.
Aaron Hernandez’s family is demanding that the officials who leaked information about his death be fired. A number of information about the death of the former New England Patriots tight were false, but it reportedly came from the officials. “Individuals within the government who are leaking such information are in violation of the policies and procedures of their respective agencies and should be immediately terminated,”attorney George Leontire, the family’s representative wrote to Worcester district attorney’s office and the state Department of Correction, Boston Globe reported.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., may be fond of former President Barack Obama, but he’s still disappointed with his upcoming speaking engagement at a top investment firm on Wall Street. Sanders, a fierce Wall Street critic, described Obama as a friend and said he represented the United States with intelligence and integrity. “I think at a time when people are so frustrated with the power of Wall Street and the big money interests, I think it is unfortunate that President Obama is doing this,” Sanders told “CBS This Morning” on Friday.
Apple hasn’t publicly stated that it’s working on self-driving vehicle technology quite yet, but it’s giving the world plenty of reason to think it’s doing just that. Earlier this month, Apple scored a permit to test self-driving vehicles in California, and now the company is showing its hand once again by joining the likes of Tesla, Uber, Ford, and Alphabet-owned Waymo in formally requesting that the state rethink its rules and regulations regarding driverless car testing. As Reuters reports, Apple’s letter addresses a number of what it sees as flaws in the state’s proposed autonomous vehicle testing policies. Writing to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Apple’s Director of Product Integrity, Steve Kenner, asks the agency to change its proposed handling of “disengagement reporting,” which the company says can lead to misunderstandings and confusion among the general public when reading about instances where self-driving systems have handed control back to a human driver.
Features of the Bunny Mellon Healing Garden at Children's National hospital also include doors that are wide enough to wheel in hospital beds, power outlets for patients who use machines that run on electricity and fake grass for patients with allergies. Mrs. Trump quietly toured the hospital and visited the garden in March, and helped children plant morning glories, said to be a symbol of love and renewal.
Americans have always loved candy bars. Now, candy bars will be loving America right back. The Hershey Company has announced that it will be rolling out special editions of their most popular candy — Kit Kat, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, and PayDay just
A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday, raising the death toll to five. A political party in Trollhattan, near Goteborg, identified the woman as Marie Kide, 66, an elected member of the city council. "It is with sorrow that I have received the message that another person died," Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said.
By Andrew Osborn and Svetlana Reiter MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities. Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for 17 years, has not said whether he will run in presidential elections in March 2018. Saturday's protest in the capital -- called "We're sick of him" -- was organized by the Open Russia movement founded by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday intensified his row with foreign powers that he accuses of plotting to overthrow him. "I am proud to say I took the decision... to free our country from interventionism," Maduro said in a speech on Thursday. "We are free of the OAS and we will never return," he added.
A dozen people have been found stuffed inside a closet-sized cell hidden behind a book shelf in a Philippine police station, triggering further alarm about abuse under President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs. Members of the government's human rights commission, accompanied by journalists, found the men and women in a surprise visit to the station in the heart of Manila's slum area on Thursday evening. Stunned detainees came stumbling out of the room, some begging for water while others, in tears, pleaded with the rights workers not to abandon them.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Thursday that she’s troubled by former President Barack Obama’s accepting a $400,000 speaking fee from a Wall Street firm. Obama accepted a $400,000 fee from the investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald to speak at a health care conference in September. The former president has been criticized by some on the left for accepting the speaking fee, criticism his spokesperson Eric Schultz rebutted in a statement issued Wednesday.
Cops are searching for the driver who helped Bachelor Chris Soules flee the scene of the fatal crash in Iowa Monday night. Witnesses told police that Soules was picked up in a red Chevy Duramax truck that fled the scene — and cops gave chase — but the driver got away.
Executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre spoke ahead of President Trump at an NRA meeting and said academic and media elites are “America’s greatest domestic threats.”