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The American president stressed the bond between his country and Israel, saying: "We are not only long-time friends - we are great allies and partners". His flight on Air Force One was believed to be the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel, nations that have limited diplomatic relations.
  • 2 dead after aircraft crashes near northern New Jersey airport

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    Emergency responders spent more than an hour extingushing the fire, which police said torched cars in the parking lot. Police said 13 vehicles also were damaged. "It could have hit us and could have took our homes out", he said. According to CNN, the airport is used for general and business aviation. It wasn't immediately known how many people were aboard the Learjet 35 when it went down around 3:30 p.m.
  • Local schools recommend leaving 'Fidget Spinners' at home

    Local schools recommend leaving 'Fidget Spinners' at home

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    It's the latest craze to sweep the country with lorry loads of Fidget Spinners emptied within hours. Flipo Wholesale is one of the leading sellers of fidget spinners. Soon, however, most hula hoops stopped spinning and began collecting dust. Now, 20 years later, it's become one of the most popular items in the toy industry.
  • White House cites rumor, innuendo in criticizing Sally Yates

    White House cites rumor, innuendo in criticizing Sally Yates

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    Yates repeatedly declined to discuss details of the investigation in a public forum. The other witness at the hearing, James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence, told the committee that the larger issue was the Russians' "influence on activities" in the 2016 election.
  • Deputy killed in crash involving Tesla employee bus on Altamont Pass

    Deputy killed in crash involving Tesla employee bus on Altamont Pass

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    Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern says Deputy Sroeuy Khin was killed Friday after working a 12-hour shift at San Rita Jail and a day before his 51st birthday. Investigators are still trying to determine why the auto was stopped. There was no estimated time of reopening the blocked lanes. Deputy Mike Foley died February 23 in a hospital from head trauma injuries.
  • Trump attacks 'showboat' Comey after sacking

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    In a statement, Grassley said that Comey had previously briefed him and the panel's top Democrat, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and that the lawmakers "heard nothing that contradicted the president's statement". "He said, 'You are not under investigation'". McCabe's hearing came after Comey was unexpectedly fired by US President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening.
  • Have extra non-perishable food? Here's how to Stamp Out Hunger

    Have extra non-perishable food? Here's how to Stamp Out Hunger

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    BUCM is asking for volunteers to come to the Morganton post office on Saturday from 12:30-5 p.m.to help with the drive. Joining the National Association of Letter Carriers in this commendable endeavor are the U.S. In 2015, the drive collected approximately 14,000 pounds of food. Those who are food insecure are often "hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply can not make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days", the release said.
  • 3 dead, including former West Memphis police officer, in rural Arkansas

    3 dead, including former West Memphis police officer, in rural Arkansas

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    Mainhart, who was killed during a traffic stop on Thursday. "This deputy checked in for duty this morning not even realizing that this would be his last call", Sadler said. Their identities are not being released at this time. Sadler said investigators hadn't yet examined the bodies along Gum Springs Road, because of the suspect's proximity.
  • US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess'

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    The Senate requires 60 votes to end debate for nearly any bill and Republicans only have a 52-48 edge. "It's time for Speaker Ryan and the Republican Party to stage an intervention", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said, as reported by CQ Rollcall's Kellie Mejdrich.
  • Several area schools participate in 'Bike to School' day

    Several area schools participate in 'Bike to School' day

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    More than 200 schools across MI and 2,5800 nationwide participated in an annual "Bike to School Day" event May 10. Students across the country and here in northeast Wisconsin will be kicking up the kick-stands and putting on helmets on Wednesday for National Bike to School Day.
  • Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record

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    On Tuesday, his message had been retweeted more than 3.4 million times, beating the record that Ellen set at the 2014 Oscars, when she posted an all-star selfie that included Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep , Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence .
  • Texas governor signs bill to ban 'sanctuary cities'

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    He says a written department policy prohibiting questions about immigration status was added several years ago following community meetings. The law also requires police chiefs and sheriffs - under the threat of jail and removal from office - to comply with federal requests to hold criminal suspects in jail for possible deportation.
  • Valparaiso joining Missouri Valley Conference, replacing departed Wichita State

    Valparaiso joining Missouri Valley Conference, replacing departed Wichita State

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    This morning, the Missouri Valley Conference (of which K-State was once a member back in the day) announced that it had extended an offer of membership to Valparaiso University . Missouri State President Clif Smart tweeted the expansion committee will continue to meet over the next nine months to evaluate further expansion opportunities.
  • Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader

    Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader

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    The group first gained prominence for its terrorist acts, mostly deadly suicide bombings in buses and cafes in Israeli cities during the second Palestinian uprising in the early 2000s. The document stressed that it would not recognize Israel but lacked the movement's longstanding call for violence against Israel. Last year, Avigdor Lieberman, a hard-line Israeli politician, issued a blunt ultimatum to Haniya.
  • Trump and Putin discuss Syria and North Korea

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    They discussed the establishment of safe zones within Syria and tensions over North Korea , the White House said. The White House also announced it would send a representative to the next round of Syrian peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan this week.
  • Trump sends 'much smaller' team to United Nations climate change summit

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    President Donald Trump is expected to make a decision soon on whether to exit the Paris Agreement . However, Trump has called climate change a hoax multiple times, including during a 2015 presidential campaign rally in SC. If the US withdraws from the Paris climate accord - an option gaining favor among top White House advisers - Charming Betsy may be partly to blame.
  • Arkansas performs first execution in 12 years after Supreme Court denies stays

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    Stacey Johnson , 47, won a state Supreme Court ruling in favor of further DNA testing. Lee was convicted in 1995 in the murder of Debra Reese , 26, two years prior, reports CNN . That means the state's three-drug protocol - including a controversial sedative, midazolam, that has resulted in botched executions elsewhere - can be used for any executions that survive other challenges.
  • Missing Tennessee teen to return home, teacher charged with kidnapping: family

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    The caller said an adult male and a young female had been staying in the cabin for about a week. Griffin Barry told CNN affiliate KRCR-TV that Cummins said he was 44 and that his "wife" was 22. "We're very happy that we're going to see her again", the dad said on " Good Morning America ". Cummins may also face state charges in Tennessee and California.
  • US Rep. Steve King toasts Border Patrol over deportation

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    A Southern California community college student who lived in the US under a deferred action program sued the federal government Tuesday after he was sent back to Mexico in February. After that, officers walked him to the border in Mexicali. He was again asked to sign documents, not provided copies and returned to Mexico. But he said he was deported in February anyway, despite that protection, after agents refused to let him get his paperwork.
  • Supreme Court refuses to allow Arkansas execution

    Supreme Court refuses to allow Arkansas execution

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    Among the decisions the state is appealing against is one from a federal judge who on Saturday halted all of the executions so the inmates could pursue claims their deaths could be especially painful. A federal judge has also stayed the executions on different grounds, and the state has appealed that ruling. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker halted the executions over the use of the drug, which has been used in flawed executions in other states, and over the inmates' access to attorneys on ...
  • US Steel spill closes 2 Indiana beaches on Lake Michigan

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    The intake, beaches and riverwalk remain closed today. The EPA , which is overseeing the response to the spill, said the spilled wastewater eventually entered the waterway about 100 yards from Lake Michigan from a drainage pipe. Steel for the release of the chemical. But on Tuesday "an expansion joint in the rinse-water pipe failed and resulted in the water being released to a different wastewater treatment plant and ultimately (to) Burns Waterway through an outfall".