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European Commission leader criticizes Trump on climate plans


That's what Trump says in a tweet, and he adds: "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" On Wednesday, Exxon shareholders voted to require the company to produce an annual report examining how the oil and gas giant will be impacted by efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions directed by the Paris agreement . Read More »

Exelon Threatens To Close Three Mile Island, Blaming Pa.


A confluence of equipment malfunctions, design-related problems and worker errors led to the meltdown , according to the U.S. "It worked in IL and NY". Five has been shut down in the last five years. While the continued operation of Quad Cities is ensured by newly-introduced legislation in IL, the TMI plant is "at risk of early retirement", Exelon said. Read More »

Poll dive hits British PM's election battle

Investors had been pushing the pound above $1.30 on hopes a bigger Conservative majority would strengthen May's hands in the upcoming Brexit negotiations with Brussels. On the YouGov website, Rivers sets out how the new model works by interviews approximately 7,000 panellists about their voting intentions in the election. Read More »

Corbyn will join TV election debate, but without May

The news comes as the most recent YouGov poll predicts a hung parliament , as the Conservatives are forecast to lose up to 20 seats while Labour stands to gain an extra 28 constituencies, meaning the Tories will be left 16 seats short of an overall majority. Read More »

European allies see the two sides of Trump

In a briefing with reporters Saturday, White House officials shifted uncomfortably and refused to comment when asked about reports that Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, tried to set up secret communications with Russian Federation after the election. Read More »

Trump to announce decision on Paris Accord over next few days


As media reported Wednesday that Trump was prepared to exit the 2015 global pact aimed at reducing the effects of climate change , Musk warned the president to uphold the agreement . In those conversations, McKenna said she's also highlighted that 90 per cent of the accord remains to be negotiated and it's better to be at the table. Read More »

Here's What the GOP Bill Does to Obamacare's 'Essential Health Benefits'

John Thune, R-South Dakota, a member of Senate leadership, said . He said the Affordable Care Act is failing many Americans, and he said the bill that was approved by the House earlier this month is not the solution. But Indiana Republican Party chairman Kyle Hupfer says report or no report, a majority of Hoosiers are unhappy with the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare". Read More »

What does 'covfefe' mean? Social media rushes to define Trump's typo

It was announced this morning that President Trump is likely to withdraw from the Paris Climate agreement, which is a direct reversal on the climate change efforts put forward by President Obama's administration. Another suggested " covfefe " was becoming a popular name for babies in states that voted for Trump. Jimmy Kimmel lamented that he'll never write anything funnier than the term. Read More »

Teen Thanks Defenders After Being Protected From Portland White Supremacist


Three men on the train intervened before police say Christian attacked them, killing two and wounding one. He denied being a neo-Nazi, but he added, "I've fought and bled for my race". Trump to "take action" in response to the slayings. Macy said she saw that Namkai-Meche was holding up his phone but Macy said she did not know if he was recording the confrontation. Read More »

United States shoots down mock ICBM with interceptor rocket


Syring said the MDA is also planning to test the GMD system against a salvo of threat-representative targets in the 2023 timeframe. Despite the success, the $ 244 million test didn't confirm that under wartime conditions the USA could intercept an intercontinental-range missile fired by North Korea. Read More »

City siege was start of extremist plan — Philippine military


Speaking to CNN Philippines, they described how 11 of them fled a building they were housed in and swam across a river to government troops on the other side. "We are asking for your help to please give what they are asking for". He criticized the military for conducting air strikes and for hampering efforts to evacuate civilians. Read More »

UK Labour chief Corbyn challenges Theresa May to debate as race tightens


In the televised debate, Rudd accused Corbyn of having drawn up a "fantasy wishlist" manifesto paid for with a magic "money tree", and noting that most of his MPs backed a failed coup against him a year ago. Speaking to a rally of supporters in Reading, Mr Corbyn issued a challenge to Mrs May to join him at the debate in Cambridge . Meanwhile, Caroline Lucas, co-leader of the Green Party , branded May's decision not to attend "extreme cowardice" as her replacement Rudd floundered. Read More »

A guide to the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Naomi Zarin, the Maine State Spelling Bee champion from Gray, correctly spelled both her onstage words Wednesday at the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland. 290 out of 291 in the competition, completed a written exam Tuesday morning that will help determine who advances to the finals later this week. "The longest word I've ever seen is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanosis", said Taylor. Read More »

There's one group that would get slammed by the GOP's healthcare bill


His reaction follows a report released by the Congressional Budget Office ( CBO ), which Rep. Brooks says validates key changes he insisted upon in the original bill. Older adults have always been concerned about the rising cost of healthcare, and the bill would make things even worse for them, says David Certner, AARP legislative policy director. Read More »

Chelsea Clinton Calls Hillary Clinton's Loss An 'Unexpected Blessing'

In the new book that she is now working on, she said: "I'm just using everything that anybody else said about it besides me to basically say: This was the biggest nothing burger - ever". When asked by Walt Mossberg why she gave a paid speech to Goldman Sachs, Clinton responded, "Why do you have Goldman Sachs here?" Then she said it was a right-wing conspiracy, now it's a Russian conspiracy, Russia, Russia, Russia. Read More »

Trump, Merkel get along well: White House


The fear that the White House's new occupant might be changing the template of global politics forever if he's allowed to have his way can't be shaken off lightly. And while German politicians sided with Merkel, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel signaled that it was time for cooler heads to prevail. He also cautioned Merkel from taking such a confrontational posture with the United Kingdom particularly in light of coming trade negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union ... Read More »

Trump quickly finds voice on Twitter after returning from foreign trip


On matters such as anti-terrorism, as the world saw so horrifically laid bare at Manchester last week, President Trump has pushed vigorously for revisions in immigration policy. He reiterated the US commitment to the North Atlantic alliance. Trump stepped up to insist he'd never said the word " Israel " in his talks with Russian officials - effectively confirming that nation as the source of the information. Read More »

Train Stabbing Suspect Defiant In Court


He is a proud and extremely public white supremacist who led a counter demonstration at a free-speech event in Portland just a few weeks ago. You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism! He says they must be traumatized from being targets of hate and from the deaths of two other men who also tried to intervene Friday. Read More »

Who's who in the Russia investigation?

A Washington Post report alleging that Jared Kushner was seeking to open a secure, private line with Russian Federation is false, a source familiar with the matter has told Fox News . "It has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration". Some U.S. news reports , citing Trump aides, say the president could soon establish a White House "war room" to deal with the burgeoning number of questions about his administration's links to Russian Federation. Read More »

It's Starting: Trump Demands Israel Transfer Land to Arabs BEFORE Deal

He is vice president of government affairs for J Street , which describes itself as a "pro-Israel, pro-peace" organization in Washington. Before the US president touched down in Israel , however, his coming visit was marred when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters the USA delegation was heading to " Tel Aviv , home of Judaism". Read More »

Palestinian Youth Assaulted and Detained by Israeli Army

According to the Times of Israel , son-in-law and aide to the United States president , Jared Kushner, told Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog on Tuesday, before their departure, that the White House was preparing to quickly act on promises made to restart peace talks between the Israel and the Palestinians. Read More »

Gregg Allman's Funeral To Be In Macon, Where Band Won Fame


Lehman said Allman died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones. Originally released on their second studio album, Idlewild South , it was made famous on the epic At Filmore East . Allman would have turned 70 on December 8. Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident only months later, a tragedy from which Gregg said he never really recovered. Read More »

US would talk to N Korea if missile, nuclear tests stop: Haley


The Security Council on Monday condemned the North's latest missile test and warned of new sanctions. The North defends its weapons programs as necessary to counter US hostility and regularly threatens to destroy the United States. According to Abe, for the past some years, during the time of the Obama administration, the global community had increased the pressure. Under UN resolutions, North Korea is barred from developing nuclear and missile technology. Read More »

Kushner Wanted Back Channel to The Kremlin

Moscow has denied US intelligence agencies' conclusion that it meddled in the campaign to try to tilt the election in Trump's favor. The FBI is thought to be in the process of scrutinising Mr Kushner's presence at meetings with Mr Kislyak. Read More »

Kelly Defends Plan For Russia Back Channel As A 'Good Thing'

Yet Kushner remains. And no communications strategy, however brilliant, has a chance of succeeding so long as Trump has access to his Twitter account. The changes may also include more lawyers to handle the Russian Federation probe as part of the effort to tackle a scandal that has threatened to consume Trump's young presidency. Read More »

Owner says Three Mile Island plant to shut down in 2019

The TMI plant has not cleared the past three PJM auctions and has not been profitable in five years, it noted. "Despite producing 93 percent of the Commonwealth's emissions-free electricity and avoiding 37 million tons of carbon emissions - the equivalent of keeping 10 million cars off the road every year - nuclear power is not included in the state's Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS)", the company said in a statement . Read More »

But Theresa May has refused


After a dramatic tightening in the polls ahead of next week's general election in the United Kingdom, and a series of nervous performances by Prime Minister Theresa May , the opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn , spent much of the day mocking his rival for refusing to even attend a televised debate on Wednesday night. Read More »

Pneumonia is most misspelled word in Michigan, Google says

Following the exam, the students will compete in an all-day competition of onstage spelling. Fuller is one of more than 11 million youths who competed in earlier spelling bees in all 50 USA states, US territories from Puerto Rico to Guam, and several nations from Jamaica to Japan, contest officials said in a news release. Read More »

Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of Kushner's outreach to Russian Federation

The channel would have been used primarily to discuss U.S. That's why they're left, by law , to official representatives of the US government. His latest tweets came amid reports Trump is weighing an overhaul of his White House staff, bringing back top campaign strategists and recruiting an expanded team of outside lawyers and PR pros. Read More »

Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Rice shooting


Officials said Loehmann's firing stemmed from answers he gave on his personal history statement while he was applying for a job with the Cleveland PD - not from his actual conduct on the day he shot Rice. Two months later in March 2017, the emergency dispatcher who informed both the officers about Tamir Rice was suspended for eight days from work. Tomiko Shine, left, holds a sign with a photo of Tamir Rice , a boy fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer. Read More »

Trump returns to White House after first global trip

Mr. Trump has repeatedly referred to the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the presidential election as a "witch hunt". "It was history's darkest hour", Trump said of the "systematic attempt to eliminate the Jewish people". Read More »