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Author: 0 Abbott signs bill reducing handgun fees into law

Abbott signed Senate Bill 16 into law, which will cut the first-time license to carry a handgun fee from $140 to $40, and lowers the renewal fee from $70 to $40. "Frankly, it's unbelievable that Texas was one of the most costly states in the United States of America in order to get a license to carry", Abbott said.

Author: 0 Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina gerrymandering

Eric Holder, who was US attorney general under President Barack Obama and now heads the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a group backing Democrats in redistricting fights, welcomed the decision . " Republicans in the General Assembly have constantly discriminated against African Americans and we hope to see an election cycle with the fair maps our state deserves".

Author: 0 At NATO Summit Macron Dodges Trump And Hugs Merkel Instead

France President, Emmanuel Macron swerved to avoid the President of the United States , Donald Trump and embraced German Chancellor, Angela Merkel instead, in what seems to be Snub of the Year, in Brussels . With their jaws clenched, their faces alternating between smiles and grimaces, the two men shook hands until the knuckles of Mr. Trump turned pale.

Author: 0 Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

As the G-7 summit came to a close Saturday, the six other members - Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan - renewed their commitment to the accord. "We reiterate our commitment to keep our markets open and to fight protectionism, while standing firm against all unfair trade practices", the leaders of the world's seven largest economies said in a joint declaration.

Author: 0 Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter Adviser, Dead at 89

Former President Jimmy Carter is remembering his national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski (ZBIG'-nyef breh-ZHIN'-skee), as "a superb public servant" as well as "brilliant, dedicated and loyal". Brzezinski, during the early months of 1980, became convinced that negotiations to free the kidnapped Americans were going nowhere. Brzezinski supported the military mission to rescue the 52 hostages held by radicals in Tehran.

Author: 0 Kushner Wanted Secret Backchannel to Russians

It was also inept of Kushner to believe that could walk into the Russian embassy and make a secret phone call; as the Post noted, "the Federal Bureau of Investigation closely monitors the communications of Russian officials in the United States, and maintains near-constant surveillance of its diplomatic facilities".

U.S. Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Virginia special agent
Author: 0 Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Virginia special agent

The State Police and U.S. Marshals apprehended Travis A. Ball , 27, of Richmond, Va., at a residence in Northumberland County shortly after 6 a.m.Saturday (May 27). The shooting occurred in Richmond's most violent public housing complex, which has seen six homicides and 19 non-fatal shootings this year, Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham said.

U.S. Texas House Rejects Attempts To Strengthen 'Bathroom Bill'
Author: 0 Texas House Rejects Attempts To Strengthen 'Bathroom Bill'

But he said , "There is no final agreement yet". Other opponents promised to fight the amendment in court. At a Texas Tribune event earlier Thursday, two Republican senators - Konni Burton of Colleyville and Bryan Hughes of Mineola - predicted a special session was more likely than not at this point.

Author: 0 British police make two more arrests after Manchester bombing

The officials suggested trust had been "breached" and the investigation had been "undermined". U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd on Wednesday called the leaks "irritating". Ramadan Abedi fled Tripoli in 1993 after Muammar Gaddafii's security authorities issued an arrest warrant. "There is no relationship we cherish more than the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom".

U.S. 2 children believed to have been shot by mother die
Author: 0 2 children believed to have been shot by mother die

Khmorra and Kaiden Helton died Sunday night at Dayton Children's Hospital , where they had been in critical condition since they were shot Thursday morning, WHIO reported . In March 2014, she was convicted of disorderly conduct inside Juvenile Court. Montgomery County Children Services has said the agency had a case open on the family.

Author: 0 Manchester attack: Sister of bomber said he wanted 'revenge' for injustice

The force, known as Rada, detained the brother Hashem Abedi, who was born in 1997, on Tuesday evening on suspicion of links to Islamic State, spokesman Ahmed Bin Salem said. Elders at the south Manchester mosque believed to have been frequented by Abedi insisted that his actions were wholly alien to their preaching, and pointed the finger at online radicalisation.

U.S. Oklahoma at Ohio State set for prime-time kickoff on ABC
Author: 0 Oklahoma at Ohio State set for prime-time kickoff on ABC

The No. 3-seeded Ohio State men's lacrosse team came back from a five-goal third-quarter deficit to top Towson, 11-10, Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. 3 in the coaches poll and No. 5 in the Associated Press poll. Oklahoma and Ohio State have met three times, with the Buckeyes claiming two wins over the Sooners.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner Under the Microscope in Trump-Russia Probe

The FBI is looking into allegations of possible links between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian officials seeking to influence the 2016 U.S. And the White House staff itself could be facing upheaval. This prompted investigators to ask U.S. intelligence agencies to reveal the names of the Americans, the current United States law enforcement official said.The daily alleged that the discussion of a secret channel adds to a broader pattern of efforts by Trump's closest advisers to ...

Author: 0 Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies, high temperature near 84

East wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday with mostly sunny skies and a high near 80. Sunday Night . A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 68.

Author: 0 Greg Gianforte wins special election in Montana

The president was reacting to Thursday night's special U.S. House election win in Big Sky Country by Republican Greg Gianforte . Meyers told Gianforte that he's a politician and it's his job to answer reporters questions. He has been charged with misdemeanour assault, for which the maximum penalty is a $500 (£385) fine and a six-month jail term. Gianforte was charged with assault .

Author: 0 Trump Asked Intelligence Officials to Push Back on FBI Russia Probe

Meanwhile, former CIA director John Brennan also told the committee on Tuesday that he "encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and US persons involved in the Trump campaign".

U.S. Stable gas prices expected to boost Memorial Day road trips
Author: 0 Stable gas prices expected to boost Memorial Day road trips

EIA expects the 2017 summer season (April through September) gasoline price to average $2.39/gal, 16 cents higher than last summer. The biggest price increases the past week were in MI and OH, where statewide averages rose 8 cents, and in California and Kentucky, which saw 9-cent increases.

U.S. North Carolinians cleaning up after storms in 4 counties
Author: 0 North Carolinians cleaning up after storms in 4 counties

The newspaper also reports numerous trees have been toppled and there are multiple reports of property damage near the Davie County line. Channel 9 received reports of a house collapse on Swann Road in Iredell County with people possibly trapped inside.

U.S. Holiday travelers should expect busy roadways
Author: 0 Holiday travelers should expect busy roadways

While driving and flying dominate the survey, AAA projects travel by other modes (including trains, buses and cruises) will rise to 1.75 million this year, the highest level since 2009. "Gas prices are not as low as they were last year, but they're not as high as they've been in years past either". About 39.3 million travelers nationwide are expected to travel at least 50 miles or more, according to the American Automobile Association.