Tipster to receive $10,000 reward in Tennessee teacher’s arrest

Tipster to receive $10,000 reward in Tennessee teacher’s arrest

The man who said he helped police capture Tad Cummins, the Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping a teenaged girl, will receive a $10,000 reward, according to the lawyer for her family. Griffin Barry will receive the money Friday at the office of attorney S. Jason Whatley in Columbia, Tennessee. Cummins, 50, was arrested and Elizabeth Thomas, 15, was found last Thursday after Barry told authorities the two were staying in a remote cabin near Cecilville, California, near the Oregon border. […]






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Undocumented immigrant population in United States in steady decline over past 10 years

The number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States has steadily declined over the past 10 years, amid a significant decrease in the share of Mexicans living in the country without legal status, a new report finds. The Pew Research Center estimates that 11 million undocumented immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2016, down from a peak of 12.2 million during the recession in 2007. The current estimate is also down slightly from 11.3 million in 2009. Most notably, Pew […]






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US Chamber endorses Karen Handel in special election

US Chamber endorses Karen Handel in special election

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Republican Karen Handel has scored a key endorsement in her high-profile congressional campaign against Democrat Jon Ossoff.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce confirmed Tuesday it will put its muscle behind Handel ahead of a June 20 runoff in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District that covers northern suburbs of Atlanta.

Chamber officials didn’t say how much they’ll spend on Handel’s behalf, but the organization’s endorsement usually precedes a heavy media blitz.

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US urges new sanctions against South Sudan, Russia says ‘no’

US urges new sanctions against South Sudan, Russia says 'no'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to impose an arms embargo and additional sanctions on South Sudan to pressure the parties to end the civil war in the world’s newest nation — but Russia and China remain opposed.

Two counties in South Sudan are already in the throes of famine and Haley warned the council that 5.5 million people — half the country’s population — face “life-threatening hunger if nothing changes soon.

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The Latest: Flynn told DIA about Russia, lawyer says

The Latest: Flynn told DIA about Russia, lawyer says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the congressional probe of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election (all times local):

1:20 p.m.

An attorney for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn says that his client told the Defense Intelligence Agency that he would be traveling to Moscow to attend a gala for a Russian state-sponsored television network.

Attorney Robert Kelner says Flynn also talked with the Defense Intelligence Agency staff after he returned from the trip and answered any questions they asked.

Kelner’s comments came the same day the two top congressmen on a House committee investigating Flynn said that the former lieutenant general may have violated federal law by accepting tens of thousands of dollars in payments as part of the trip.

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Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee said Tuesday.

The congressmen also raised new questions about fees Flynn received as part of $530,000 in consulting work his company performed for a businessman tied to Turkey’s government.

The bipartisan accusations that Flynn may have broken the law come as his foreign contacts are being examined by other congressional committees as part of investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential ties between Trump associates and the Kremlin.

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Hot, windy Tuesday; Cold front on the way

Today will be hot and windy with highs soaring to near-record levels in the 80s and 90s with a strong south or westerly wind. A few storms are possible in the panhandle and northwestern Oklahoma this afternoon as a cold front approaches. There is a risk for severe storms in north central and northeastern Oklahoma this evening with large hail and damaging winds. Scattered showers and a few storms will continue through tomorrow. Tomorrow will feel more like winter with a […]






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Win Or Lose, The Thunder Will Come Home

Win Or Lose, The Thunder Will Come Home

  After narrowly losing game four at home to the Houston Rockets, the Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to Houston for game five on Tuesday. OKC now trails the Rockets 3-1, but the last three games have been decided in the final few minutes of the game. The Thunder now face a tall task of winning the next three in order to advance, and while history does not favor teams who fall back 3-1, it has happened before (see 2016 […]






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