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  1. White House to share information about lobbyist waivers

    05.27 / 00:03 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    WASHINGTON — The White House is preparing to post to its website information about waivers it has granted to ex-lobbyists working in the president's office. Spokeswoman Lindsay Walters says the information will be available before the Thursday deadline set by the Office of Government Ethics. A letter Friday from the Office of Management and Budget says the rest of the executive branch — departments such as Treasury, State and Defence — also will comply. Similar information was shared with t…
  2. Missouri museum to display Confederate battle flag

    05.26 / 23:42 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At a time Confederate symbols are being purged from public sites, a northeast Missouri museum is putting a restored Confederacy flag on permanent inside display, calling it "a teachable moment." The museum in the 3,300-resident Mississippi River town of Louisiana plans to unveil the donated, framed 34-inch-by-58-inch flag Saturday to coincide with the museum's 25th anniversary celebration. A 33-star Union flag also will be put on view nearby. The fate of Confederate s…
  3. Workers dangle from cables after partial building collapse

    05.26 / 22:40 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Scaffolding and wet concrete gave way at a building site in the San Francisco Bay Area on Friday, leaving construction workers dangling from metal cables and rebar and injuring at least 19 people, officials said. The partial collapse occurred after workers had laid down what appeared to be a concrete second floor for a building under construction in Oakland. Video taken by a worker in the seconds after the collapse and obtained by local television station KGO showed at l…
  4. Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

    05.26 / 21:54 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    NORFOLK, Va. — A federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In a ruling issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. Malvo was 17 when he was arrested in 2002 for a series of shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three in V…
  5. Next for Montana's new congressman: Day in court, then DC

    05.26 / 21:54 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    BOZEMAN, Mont. — Montana's new congressman hasn't even been sworn into his first public office, but people are already talking about his prospects in 2018 and even 2020. First things first though for Greg Gianforte, who has to deal with a misdemeanour assault charge he received the day before the election after witnesses said he slammed a reporter to the ground. Gianforte could have appeared in court in Bozeman on Friday to resolve the charge but did not and has a June 7 legal deadline do s…
  6. Daughter to bury father missing for 50 years in Vietnam

    05.26 / 21:54 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    SAN DIEGO — More than half a century ago, Deborah Crosby was sent home from the first grade to find military officers in her living room and her mother distraught: Her father's Navy plane had been shot down in northern Vietnam, and he was presumed dead, though his body had not been found. Her mother could never talk about that day, but she gave Crosby and her three brothers a binder with articles about her father's plane zooming low through the clouds on a bomb damage assessment mission b…
  7. Correction: Britain-Concert Blast story

    05.26 / 21:33 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    MANCHESTER, England — In some versions of a story May 24 about a raid connected to the Manchester Arena concert bombing, The Associated Press reported erroneously that an apartment raided by police had been rented through Airbnb. Airbnb says the apartment was not rented through them. A corrected version of the story is below: Raids, arrests as on-edge UK seeks 'network' of attackers British police have raided properties as they probe "a network" of people believed to be connected to the d…
  8. Company faces backlash for pulling Hannity ads

    05.26 / 21:33 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    NEW YORK — Financial services firm USAA, facing a backlash to its decision to pull advertising from Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, says it is withdrawing from other opinion-based television programs. The company, which sells insurance and other products to members of the U.S. military, veterans and their families, had cited its aversion to opinionated programming in backing away from Hannity. The veteran talk show host has become a liberal target because of his focus on a d…
  9. Melania Trump wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana jacket in Sicily

    05.26 / 21:33 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    TAORMINA, Italy — Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median U.S. income in 2015. She also carried a matching clutch to lunch with spouses of the G-7 leaders, held at the historic Elephants Palace and hosted by Catania's mayor. The burst of colour in the U.S. first lady's wardrobe came after a steady dose of mostly black during President Donald Trump's …
  10. The Latest: Tom Morello, Josh Brolin eulogize Chris Cornell

    05.26 / 21:33 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    LOS ANGELES — The Latest on memorial services Friday for late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Chris Cornell's memorial service has ended and mourners are headed to the rocker's burial site as Temple of the Dog's "All Night Thing" plays. The service Friday included eulogies by guitarist Tom Morello and actor Josh Brolin. Linkin Park's Chester Bennington sang "Hallelujah" for mourners, which included numerous members of rock royalty and Cornell's widow and two …
  11. The Latest: Head of world track attends Manchester event

    05.26 / 21:33 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    MANCHESTER, England — The Latest on the concert bombing in England (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Police lined the street as an athletic event went ahead in Manchester four days after a suicide bomber targeted the city's arena. Sebastian Coe, president of the IAAF world track and field governing body, says he wanted to show his support to Manchester by attending the Great City Games. Coe tells The Associated Press he "just needed to be here. It can't remedy or gloss over what happened a few d…
  12. The Latest: Man, 44, arrested in Manchester bombing inquiry

    05.26 / 21:13 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    MANCHESTER, England — The Latest on the concert bombing in England (all times local): 9:00 p.m. British police say a 44-year-old man has been arrested in Manchester in connection with the suicide bombing at an arena in the city that killed 22 people. Greater Manchester Police said the man was detained Friday night in Rusholme, an inner city area of Manchester, "on suspicion of offences contrary to the terrorism act." A police statement didn't provide any details about why the man was a…
  13. Trump law firm calls alleged Bloom County letter a 'fake'

    05.26 / 21:13 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    NEW YORK — A law firm representing President Donald Trump is disputing internet reports that it sent a "cease and desist" letter to the creator of Bloom County. Emily M. Thall, director of business development & marketing for Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, told The Associated Press on Friday that the letter "is a fake." The letter, posted this week on Berkeley Breathed's Facebook page, was shared more than 29,000 times. Dated May 22, it alleges that the cartoonist used images of Trump and his …
  14. Trump 'evolving' on climate action, pressured by Europeans

    05.26 / 21:13 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    TAORMINA, Italy — Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump "more knowledgeable" and with "evolving" views about the global climate accord he's threatened to abandon, a top White House official said Friday. Trump also was impressed by their arguments about how crucial U.S. leadership is in supporting international efforts. The president's new apparent openness to staying in the landmark Paris climate pact came amid a determined pressure c…
  15. Trump's budget dismays families hit by drug addiction crisis

    05.26 / 21:13 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    NEW YORK — He slept next to his son's ashes most nights back when Kraig Moss first met Donald Trump. In a hall packed with Iowa voters, the presidential candidate looked the middle-aged truck driver in the eye and vowed to fight the opioid crisis that killed his only son two years earlier. "He promised me, in honour of my son, that he was going to combat the ongoing heroin epidemic," Moss said of the January 2016 interaction. "He got me hook, line and sinker." Moss, an amateur musician, q…
  16. Trump criticizes German trade surplus, again

    05.26 / 20:29 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    TAORMINA, Italy — President Donald Trump has criticized Germany's trade surplus with the United States, drawing attention to a contentious issue at a summit of world leaders where trade is already a sticking point. As the leaders of seven wealthy democracies gathered for difficult talks on trade and climate change, Germany's Der Spiegel reported that Trump had told EU leaders the day before that the Germans were "bad, very bad" when it came to trade. White House economic adviser Gary Cohn s…
  17. Iraqis demand 'justice' after US probe into Mosul strike

    05.26 / 20:29 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    MOSUL, Iraq — Little has changed at the scene of the al-Jadida airstrike that killed more than 100 civilians more than two months ago and ratcheted up pressure on the U.S.-led coalition to address allegations of mounting civilian casualties in the fight against the Islamic State group. While bulldozers have cleared the main street of debris so vehicles and pedestrians can pass, the houses destroyed by the fierce clashes to "liberate" the neighbourhood remain reduced to mounds of r…
  18. Trump ruffles feathers by calling Germans 'bad' - on trade

    05.26 / 19:46 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    TAORMINA, Italy — President Donald Trump has criticized Germany's trade surplus with the United States, drawing attention to a contentious issue at a summit of world leaders where trade is already a sticking point. As the leaders of seven wealthy democracies gathered for difficult talks on trade and climate change, Germany's Der Spiegel reported that Trump had told EU leaders the day before that the Germans were "bad, very bad" when it came to trade. White House economic adviser Gary Cohn s…
  19. White House adviser differs with coal-loving president

    05.26 / 19:46 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    WASHINGTON — The president's chief economic adviser is casting doubt on the future of U.S. coal, saying it "doesn't really make that much sense anymore as a feedstock," directly contradicting President Donald Trump's repeated promises to revive the struggling coal industry. Briefing reporters Thursday night on Air Force One, Gary Cohn singled out natural gas as "such a cleaner fuel." By exporting more natural gas and investing in wind and solar energy, the U.S. "can be a manufacturing p…
  20. Clinton: Trump budget an 'attack of unimaginable cruelty'

    05.26 / 19:46 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - World
    WELLESLEY, Mass. — Hillary Clinton peppered her Wellesley College commencement address Friday with barbs aimed at her rival in last year's presidential election, criticizing President Donald Trump's budget proposal as a mean-spirited "con." The former Democratic presidential nominee never mentioned Trump by name even as she lashed out at his proposed budget as "an attack of unimaginable cruelty on the most vulnerable among us." She said during her speech at her alma mater that the spending …