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  1. Sounds of silence? Trump's body language speaks volumes

    05.27 / 00:19 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - World
    TAORMINA, Italy - The alpha-male handshake. The deadpan reaction from NATO leaders. The presidential push to the front of the pack. Even if Donald Trump hasn't done a lot of public speaking during his big trip abroad, the body language of the president and those around him has…
  2. Texas House rejects attempts to strengthen 'bathroom bill'

    05.27 / 00:19 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - World
    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas' Republican House speaker says he won't work anymore on a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, putting the hotly debated legislation in jeopardy. House Speaker Joe Straus said Friday it was "absurd" how much time lawmakers have spent prioritizing efforts to pass…
  3. White House to share information about lobbyist waivers

    05.26 / 23:56 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.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…
  4. No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

    05.26 / 23:36 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - World
    Here they go again. For the third straight year, it's Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals. The 2016 champions versus the 2015 champions . The first "threematch" — rematch of a rematch — in league history. It's the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, and probably the…
  5. Missouri museum to display Confederate battle flag

    05.26 / 22:54 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.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…
  6. Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

    05.26 / 21:27 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.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…
  7. Company faces backlash for pulling Hannity ads

    05.26 / 21:06 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.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.…
  8. Melania Trump wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana jacket in Sicily

    05.26 / 21:06 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.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…
  9. Colorado oil tank blast kills worker, spurs safety questions

    05.26 / 21:06 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - World
    DENVER - An oil tank explosion in northern Colorado killed a worker and burned three others, shooting up flames just miles away from an unrelated gas blast last month and prompting fresh questions about safety in one of Colorado's largest industries — oil and gas extraction. The fire fl…
  10. US rig count rises 7 this week to 908; Colorado up 5

    05.26 / 21:06 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - World
    HOUSTON - The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by seven this week to 908. A year ago, 404 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 722 rigs sought oil and 185 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed…
  11. Trump law firm calls alleged Bloom County letter a 'fake'

    05.26 / 20:23 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.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…
  12. The Latest: Swan statue stolen by naked man has been found

    05.26 / 19:39 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - World
    LAKELAND, Fla. - The Latest on the stolen swan statue in Florida (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A large, black-and-white checkered statue of a swan that was stolen in Florida by a naked man has been found. The Polk County Sheriff's office says the statue was found by a 32-year-old man who…
  13. Massive Big Sur landslide could keep highway closed 1 year

    05.26 / 19:39 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - World
    BIG SUR, Calif. - Officials say a massive landslide in Big Sur could keep a portion of California's iconic coastal highway closed for a year and cost millions of dollars to fix. The East Bay Times (http://bayareane.ws/2r69y1M ) quotes state officials Friday saying the landslide was still…
  14. The Latest: Pitt, Pharrell among mourners at Cornell service

    05.26 / 19:18 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - World
    LOS ANGELES - The Latest on memorial services Friday for late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Pharrell, Brad Pitt and numerous rockers including James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Dave Navarro are attending a private memorial for late Soundgarden frontman…
  15. US science agency: Selfies with seal pups a no-no

    05.26 / 19:18 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - World
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - U.S. officials are warning people not to take selfies with seals, no matter how tempting. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's fisheries office says seal pupping season is underway in New England and that means people might see seal pups on the beach…
  16. The Latest: Colorado lawmakers urge probe of fatal oil blast

    05.26 / 19:18 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - World
    GREELEY, Colo. - The Latest on a fatal oil tank fire in northern Colorado (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Two Colorado lawmakers are calling on the owner of an oil tank facility that was the scene of a fatal explosion to co-operate with state investigators to ensure it doesn't…
  17. 19 California workers hurt in partial building site collapse

    05.26 / 19:18 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - World
    OAKLAND, Calif. - Officials say scaffolding and wet concrete apparently gave way at a building site in the San Francisco Bay Area, injuring at least 19 workers. Hospital spokesman Clayton Warren said emergency crews transported the injured from Friday's partial collapse at a construction site…
  18. Authorities make more illegal camping arrests on Kauai

    05.26 / 18:57 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - World
    LIHUE, Hawaii - Authorities have made more arrests of people accused of illegally camping on the Hawaii island of Kauai. The Department of Land and Natural Resources arrested 11 people as of Thursday after 17 people were taken into custody in mid-May, Hawaii News Now…
  19. Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

    05.26 / 18:57 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - World
    NEW YORK - Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday's deadly bombing at her show there. In a statement both defiant and heavy with emotion, the pop star on Friday wrote to her fans, saying "we won't let hate win" and…
  20. Mexico's ruling party faces more hurdles to maintain power

    05.26 / 18:34 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - World
    ECATEPEC, Mexico - At a recent political rally in this crime-ridden Mexico City suburb, next year's presidential election was discussed as much as the upcoming June 4 vote for governor in the country's most populous state. The banner stretched across the stage carried the face of Delfina…