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Cuts to food stamps included in Trump’s initial budget proposal
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill. Trump’s blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday. It includes...
By Andrew Taylor The Associated Press FULL STORY
Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of ’ultimate deal’
JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the “ultimate deal.” But he will step foot in Israel having offered few indications of how he plans to achieve what so many of his predecessors could not. Trump has handed son-in-law...
By Julie Pace and Josef Federman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing
WASHINGTON — Members of key congressional committees pledged Sunday to proceed with aggressive investigations into Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election and any ties with the Trump campaign, saying the American people need a full airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted. Com...
By Hope Yen Associated Press FULL STORY
Contradictions add up during Trump’s Saudi visit
WASHINGTON — As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words “radical Islamic terrorism.” He accused the foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton of corruption for accepting charitable contributions from Saudi Arabia and chastis...
By Ken Thomas and Jill Colvin The Associated Press FULL STORY
North Korea fires missile in latest weapon test
SEOUL, South Korea — In its latest effort to develop its ballistic and nuclear weapons, North Korea fired a medium-range missile Sunday that appeared to be similar to one the country tested earlier this year, U.S. and South Korean officials said. The rocket was fired from an area near the North K...
By Kim Tong-Hyung The Associated Press FULL STORY
Woman calls cops worried semen in thermos may explode
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — A Florida woman trying to get pregnant via artificial insemination called police because she feared the thermos she was using to store sperm and dry ice might explode. Felicia Nevins sought the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office help after she forgot to remove a rubber O-ring...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier
RICHMOND, British Columbia — A college student has startling video of a sea lion snatching a girl off a dock and yanking her into the water on Canada’s West Coast. It happened Saturday in Richmond, a Vancouver suburb. University student Michael Fujiwara tells CBC News that some people started f...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Democratic chair race frustrates ’Berniecrats’
SACRAMENTO — Democratic activists loyal to the Sen. Bernie Sanders aren’t ready to give up after their favored candidate came tantalizingly close but fell short of taking control of the California Democratic Party. “Berniecrats” and like-minded Democrats looking to shake up their party lead...
By Jonathan J. Cooper The Associated Press FULL STORY
Young whale finds its way out of Southern California harbor
VENTURA — A humpback whale that made a big splash with boaters after wandering into a Southern California harbor was on the move again Sunday after finding its way back to the open ocean. “We have great news,” an ecstatic Ventura Harbormaster John Higgins told The Associated Press. “The wha...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Man left trying to explain how car ended up in swimming pool
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A North Carolina man is trying to explain how his car ended up in a swimming pool. Local news outlets report someone noticed the empty car submerged in the swimming pool at a Winston-Salem apartment complex. Police think it plunged in early Friday morning. Owner James Bradl...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Today in History
Today is Monday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2017. There are 223 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 22, 1992, after a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC’s “Tonight Show” for the final time (Jay Leno took over as host three days later). On this da...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

Daily Journal Quick Poll
Will the Golden State Warriors win the NBA Finals?

Yes, no doubt about it
It's looking pretty good
One step at a time
They will definitely make it to the finals


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