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Neopit, Wisconsin Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug Trafficking and Firearm Offense on Menominee Indian Reservation

12:21 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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73% Of Americans Have Financial Regrets

11:07 am Eastern | U.S. News

Nearly 3-in-4 U.S. adults have financial regrets, according to a new Bankrate.com report. The most common is not saving for retirement early enough, followed by not saving enough for emergency expenses and taking on too much credit card debt.read more »

Rice News Release: Half of mayoral elections in 6 US states are unopposed

10:19 am Eastern | U.S. News

Rice University Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations

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SPC Tornado Watch 261 Status Reports

9:38 am Eastern | U.S. News

WW 0261 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 261 THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA. ..LEITMAN..05/24/17 ATTN...WFO...JAX...TAE...TBW...MLB... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 261 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS FLC001-003-005-007-013-017-019-023-029-031-035-037-039-041-045- 047-063-065-067-069-073-075-077-079-083-089-107-109-119-121-123- 125-127-129-241440- FL . FLORIDA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ALACHUA BAKER BAY BRADFORD CALHOUN CITRUS CLAY COLUMBIA DIXIE DUVAL FLAGLER FRANKLIN GADSDEN GILCHRIST GULF read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 261

9:38 am Eastern | U.S. News

WW 261 TORNADO FL GA CW 241055Z - 241900Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 261 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 655 AM EDT Wed May 24 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of North Florida Southern Georgia Coastal Waters * Effective this Wednesday morning and afternoon from 655 AM until 300 PM EDT. * Primary threats include... A few tornadoes possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms capable of a few tornadoes along with damaging winds are expected to gradually increase through the morning. This includes an early-day risk across the north-centralread more »

Seeking a ‘Traditional’ Retirement? Move to Chicago

9:10 am Eastern | Business

Chicagoans and older Americans across the country are saving for retirement, while younger Americans across the country are saving long-term for financial freedom. Sixty-three percent of millennials nationwide are looking to achieve the amount of money or savings needed to live their desired lifestyle, while Chicagoans (52 percent) and older Americans, including Gen Xers and baby boomers (55 percent), are saving to leave the workforce.

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Atlanta Forgoes Saving for Retirement With a New Goal in Mind

9:10 am Eastern | Business

Atlanta residents are mirroring millennials across the country as they start to plan long-term for financial freedom instead of retirement. Fifty-seven percent of Atlanta residents and 63 percent of millennials in the United States are looking to achieve the amount of money or savings needed to live their desired lifestyle, while Gen Xers and baby boomers in the United States (55 percent) are saving to leave the workforce.

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South Florida Residents Prioritize Lifestyle Over Retirement

9:10 am Eastern | Business

South Floridians may be ahead of the curve, following the national shift of millennials planning for financial freedom over retirement. Fifty-three percent of South Floridians and 63 percent of millennials nationally are looking to achieve the amount of money or savings needed to live their desired lifestyle, while Gen Xers and baby boomers in the United States (55 percent) are saving to leave the workforce.

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SPC May 24, 2017 1300 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

9:00 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 1300Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0755 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017 Valid 241300Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF FL/GA/SC... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE TN VALLEY/SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS/SOUTHEAST... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST STATES TO OH VALLEY/MID-ATLANTIC STATES... ...SUMMARY... Severe storms are expected today into tonight across a large portion of the Southeast States, including the potential for damaging thunderstorm winds and tornadoes. Other more isolated severe storms will be possible as far north as the middle Ohio River Valley. ...Florida and Southeread more »

SPC MD 824

7:42 am Eastern | U.S. News

MD 0824 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE FOR NORTHEAST ALABAMA...EASTERN TENNESSEE...NORTHWEST GEORGIA...EASTERN KENTUCKY Mesoscale Discussion 0824 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0641 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017 Areas affected...Northeast Alabama...eastern Tennessee...northwest Georgia...eastern Kentucky Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible Valid 241141Z - 241415Z Probability of Watch Issuance...40 percent SUMMARY...Storms should continue to gradually develop through the morning and early afternoon, with an isolated tornado, strong wind gusts and marginal hail possible. DISCUSSION...Storms are beginning to intensify ahead of a strong vort max aloft. Although instability is weak, it may be sufficient for at least isolated sread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 261 Status Reports

6:55 am Eastern | U.S. News

WW 0261 Status Updates STATUS FOR WATCH 0261 HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET Read more read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 261

6:55 am Eastern | U.S. News

WW 261 TORNADO FL GA CW 241055Z - 241900Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 261 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 655 AM EDT Wed May 24 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of North Florida Southern Georgia Coastal Waters * Effective this Wednesday morning and afternoon from 655 AM until 300 PM EDT. * Primary threats include... A few tornadoes possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms capable of a few tornadoes along with damaging winds are expected to gradually increase through the morning. This includes an early-day risk across the north-centrread more »

SPC MD 822

3:46 am Eastern | U.S. News

MD 0822 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE FOR NORTHERN FLORIDA Mesoscale Discussion 0822 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0245 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017 Areas affected...Northern Florida Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible Valid 240745Z - 240945Z Probability of Watch Issuance...40 percent SUMMARY...At least isolated thunderstorms remain possible this morning, a few of which could be severe with a brief tornado or wind threat. A watch could be considered if trends increase. DISCUSSION...Surface analysis shows a weak boundary across northern Florida, with slightly better theta-e to the south where temperatures remained in the upper 70s. A small broken line of thunderstorms has recently formed in this region, with signs of miread more »

SPC May 24, 2017 0730 UTC Day 3 Severe Thunderstorm Outlook

3:39 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 0730Z Day 3 Outlook Day 3 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0237 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017 Valid 261200Z - 271200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS EAST INTO THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI/TENNESSEE VALLEY REGION... ...SUMMARY... Severe thunderstorms will be possible Friday across the central High Plains eastward into the middle Mississippi and Tennessee Valley region. The greatest coverage of severe storms will be from eastern Colorado into western and central Kansas. ...Synopsis... Relatively low-amplitude mid-level flow will exist across much of the U.S. along and east of the Rread more »

SPC May 24, 2017 0600 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

2:10 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 0600Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0104 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017 Valid 251200Z - 261200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES... ...SUMMARY... Isolated severe storms will be possible Thursday and Thursday night across portions of the central High Plains, and during the day Thursday across portions of the mid-Atlantic region. ...Synopsis... An elongated upper-level low will lift northeast across the eastern U.S. on Thursday, with a more zonal flow pattern evolving Thursday night over much of the central and southeast states. A lowread more »

SPC May 24, 2017 0600 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

2:08 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 1200Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0104 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF THE SOUTHEAST... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SURROUNDING THE SLIGHT RISK AREA... ...SUMMARY... Severe storms will be possible Wednesday and Wednesday night across a large portion of the Southeast. More isolated severe storms will be possible as far north as the mid-Ohio Valley. ...Synopsis... As an upper trough crossing southwest Canada and the Pacific Northwest digs southeast across the northern Intermountain region with time, a second/mobile trough will across the eastern U.S. through the perioread more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Wed May 24 04:02:01 UTC 2017

12:01 am Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Wed May 24 04:02:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Wed May 24 04:02:01 UTC 2017

12:01 am Eastern | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Wed May 24 04:02:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC May 24, 2017 0100 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

23 May 20:52 | U.S. News

SPC 0100Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0749 PM CDT Tue May 23 2017 Valid 240100Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTH TEXAS AND THE TEXASCOASTAL PLAIN... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND THE COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA VICINITY... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM SOUTH TEXAS EAST-NORTHEAST TO THE SOUTHERN ATLANTIC COAST... ...SUMMARY... Isolated severe thunderstorms will continue this evening over southeastern Georgia and the South Carolina coastal plain. A couple of tornadoes remain possible along with damaging gusts. A few severe storms will also continue this evread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 258 Status Reports

23 May 20:01 | U.S. News

WW 0258 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 258 THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA. ..BROYLES..05/23/17 ATTN...WFO...JAX...CHS...CAE... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 258 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS FLC047-232240- FL . FLORIDA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE HAMILTON GAC001-003-005-025-029-031-033-039-043-049-051-065-069-101-103- 109-127-161-165-179-183-191-229-251-267-299-305-232240- GA . GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE APPLING ATKINSON BACON BRANTLEY BRYAN BULLOCH BURKE CAMDEN CANDLER CHARLTON CHATHAM CLINCH COFread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 258

23 May 20:00 | U.S. News

WW 258 TORNADO FL GA SC CW 231840Z - 240300Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 258 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 240 PM EDT Tue May 23 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of northern Florida southeastern Georgia central and southern South Carolina Coastal Waters * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 240 PM until 1100 PM EDT. * Primary threats include... A few tornadoes possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...An area of thunderstorms now spreading across parts of central and southern Georgia, and adjacent portions of northern Florida, is expectedread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 257 Status Reports

23 May 17:31 | U.S. News

WW 0257 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 257 THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA. ..BROYLES..05/23/17 ATTN...WFO...BMX...TAE...JAX...FFC... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 257 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS ALC061-069-232240- AL . ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE GENEVA HOUSTON FLC005-013-037-039-045-059-063-065-073-077-079-129-131-133- 232240- FL . FLORIDA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BAY CALHOUN FRANKLIN GADSDEN GULF HOLMES JACKSON JEFFERSON LEON LIBERTY MADISON WAKULLA WALTON WASHread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 257

23 May 15:24 | U.S. News

WW 257 TORNADO AL FL GA 231410Z - 232200Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 257 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1010 AM EDT Tue May 23 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of southeastern Alabama northern Florida southwestern and central Georgia * Effective this Tuesday morning and evening from 1010 AM until 600 PM EDT. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...In the presence of strengthening wind fields, thunderstorms now developing are expected to continue to intensify and spread east northeastward through this afterread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 257 Status Reports

23 May 15:24 | U.S. News

WW 0257 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 257 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 5 N CEW TO 25 W VDI TO 15 NW AGS. ..PICCA..05/23/17 ATTN...WFO...BMX...TAE...JAX...FFC... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 257 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS ALC061-069-232040- AL . ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE GENEVA HOUSTON FLC005-013-037-039-045-059-063-065-073-077-079-129-131-133- 232040- FL . FLORIDA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BAY CALHOUN FRANKLIN GADSDEN GULF HOLMES JACKSON JEFFERSON LEON LIBERTY MADISON WAKULLA WALTONread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 258

23 May 15:22 | U.S. News

WW 258 TORNADO FL GA SC CW 231840Z - 240300Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 258 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 240 PM EDT Tue May 23 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of northern Florida southeastern Georgia central and southern South Carolina Coastal Waters * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 240 PM until 1100 PM EDT. * Primary threats include... A few tornadoes possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...An area of thunderstorms now spreading across parts of central and southern Georgia, and adjacent portions of northern Florida, is expectedread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 258 Status Reports

23 May 15:22 | U.S. News

WW 0258 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 258 THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA. ..PICCA..05/23/17 ATTN...WFO...JAX...CHS...CAE... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 258 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS FLC047-232040- FL . FLORIDA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE HAMILTON GAC001-003-005-025-029-031-033-039-043-049-051-065-069-101-103- 109-127-161-165-179-183-191-229-251-267-299-305-232040- GA . GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE APPLING ATKINSON BACON BRANTLEY BRYAN BULLOCH BURKE CAMDEN CANDLER CHARLTON CHATHAM CLINCH COFFEread more »

Smoke From Wildfires Can Have Lasting Climate Impact

23 May 15:14 | U.S. News

The wildfire that has raged across more than 150,000 acres of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia and Florida has sent smoke billowing into the sky as far as the eye can see. read more »

Former Treasurer Of Henderson, Kentucky, Church Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Embezzling Funds

23 May 14:22 | U.S. News

Louisville News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/louisville/news/press-releases/former-treasurer-of-henderson-kentucky-church-sentenced-to-21-months-in-prison-for-embezzling-funds

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SPC MD 816

23 May 14:03 | U.S. News

MD 0816 CONCERNING TORNADO WATCH 257... FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN/EASTERN GEORGIA AND SOUTHERN/CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA Mesoscale Discussion 0816 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0102 PM CDT Tue May 23 2017 Areas affected...Portions of southern/eastern Georgia and southern/central South Carolina Concerning...Tornado Watch 257... Valid 231802Z - 232000Z The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 257 continues. SUMMARY...Storms will continue to advance east/northeast across Watch 257 this afternoon, with an attendant threat for a few tornadoes and damaging wind gusts. Conditions will likely remain favorable for these hazards through the late afternoon and evening hours, and a downstream tornado watch will likely be needed within the next 1-2 hoursread more »

SPC May 23, 2017 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

23 May 13:14 | U.S. News

SPC 1730Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1213 PM CDT Tue May 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FOR MUCH OF FLORIDA...SOUTHERN AND EASTERN GEORGIA...AND SOUTHERN INTO CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE NORTHWARD INTO PARTS OF THE OHIO VALLEY AND INTO PARTS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES... ...SUMMARY... Severe storms will be possible Wednesday and Wednesday night across much of Florida, central and eastern Georgia, and southern South Carolina. More isolated severe storms will be possible from portions of eastern Alabama northeast into southeast Virginia and possibly in the paread more »

SPC May 23, 2017 1630 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

23 May 12:29 | U.S. News

SPC 1630Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1123 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017 Valid 231630Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TODAY INTO TONIGHT ACROSS PARTS OF NORTHERN FLORIDA...SOUTHERN INTO CENTRAL GEORGIA INTO PARTS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT AND COASTAL PLAIN... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY INTO TEXAS GULF COASTAL AREAS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SURROUNDING GULF AND SOUTH ATLANTIC COASTAL AREAS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS PARTS OF NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS... ...SUMMARY... Thunderstorms may impact portread more »

Reduced US Air Pollution Will Boost Rainfall In Africa's Sahel, Says Study

23 May 11:14 | U.S. News

Falling sulfur dioxide emissions in the United States are expected to substantially increase rainfall in Africa's semi-arid Sahel, while bringing slightly more rain to much of the U.S., according to a new study.read more »

Federal Court Orders More than $1 Million in Restitution and Civil Monetary Penalties and Permanently Bans Andrew Kurzbard and His Florida-Based Company, Guardian Asset Group, LLC, for Engaging in Illegal, Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions

23 May 10:21 | U.S. News

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SPC Tornado Watch 257 Status Reports

23 May 10:10 | U.S. News

WW 0257 Status Updates STATUS FOR WATCH 0257 HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET Read more read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 257

23 May 10:10 | U.S. News

WW 257 TORNADO AL FL GA 231410Z - 232200Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 257 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1010 AM EDT Tue May 23 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of southeastern Alabama northern Florida southwestern and central Georgia * Effective this Tuesday morning and evening from 1010 AM until 600 PM EDT. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...In the presence of strengthening wind fields, thunderstorms now developing are expected to continue to intensify and spread east northeastward through this afterread more »

Remarks by President Trump at the Israel Museum

23 May 09:02 | US Politics and Govt

Jerusalem 2:28 P.M. IDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  It's very nice.   And thank you to Prime Minister Netanyahu.  And I also want to thank Sara for hosting us last night in really a very unforgettable dinner.  We had a great time.  We talked about a lot of very, very important things.  And thank you to Ambassador David Friedman and Mrs. Friedman for joining us, along with a number of very good friends who have come from our country to yours, as we reaffirm the unshakable bond between the United States of America and Israel.  Thank you.  (Applause.)   I'd like to begin my remarks today by sending the thoughts and prayers of the entire American people to the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester.  You know -- you've all been watching.  You've seen just a horrible thing going on.  I want to send our condolences to the many fread more »

Remarks by President Trump at Yad Vashem

23 May 08:36 | US Politics and Govt

Jerusalem 1:27 P.M. IDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Sara Netanyahu, Chairman Avner Shalev, and Rabbi Israel Meir Lau for hosting us for this moving wreath-laying ceremony. We are here at Yad Vashem to honor the memory of six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust.  Two-thirds of the Jews in Europe were sent to their deaths.  Words can never describe the bottomless depths of that evil, or the scope of the anguish and destruction. It was history’s darkest hour.  Millions of innocent, wonderful and beautiful lives -- men, women and children -- were extinguished as part of a systematic attempt to eliminate the Jewish people.  It was the most savage crime against God and his children.  And it is our solemn duty to remember, to mourn, to grieve and to honor every single life that was so cruelly and viciously taken. As Elie Wiesel said: “For the dead and tread more »

Remarks by President Trump and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority in Joint Statements

23 May 08:35 | US Politics and Govt

Presidential Palace Bethlehem 11:05 A.M. IDT PRESIDENT ABBAS:  (As interpreted.)  In the name of God, the most gracious, the most merciful -- Your Excellency, Mr. President and dear friend, Donald Trump, it's my pleasure to welcome you here in Palestine and receive you as a great guest of our people here in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus -- peace be upon Him -- from which the message of love, peace, and tolerance has spread out all across the globe. Allow me at the beginning to condemn the horrible terrorist attack that occurred in Manchester city -- the British city of Manchester -- leaving tens of casualties and innocent people.  I do offer my warm condolences to the Prime Minister of Britain, families of victims, and the British people. Your Excellency, meeting you in the White House early this month has given us and our Palestinian people, as well as also giving all the nations acread more »

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Phone Call with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom

23 May 08:10 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump spoke this morning from Jerusalem with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom about the apparent terrorist act in Manchester, England. The two leaders agreed that this attack—which targeted teenage children and their friends at a joyous event—was particularly wanton and depraved.  The President reassured the Prime Minister that Americans stand with the people of the United Kingdom and that our resolve will never waiver in the face of terrorism. He offered American aid in the United Kingdom’s investigation and vowed to continue the mutual fight against terrorism. Both leaders commended the courage, speed, and professionalism of those who responded to the wounded, secured the innocent, and tended to the survivors and their families.  The President said he looks forward to seeing Prime Minister May in person this week and discussing America’s unbreakable commitment to the United Kingdom andread more »

SPC May 23, 2017 Day 4-8 Severe Weather Outlook

23 May 05:03 | U.S. News

Day 4-8 Outlook Day 4-8 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0400 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017 Valid 261200Z - 311200Z ...DISCUSSION... A low-amplitude mid-level flow pattern will develop at the beginning of the Day 4-8 time frame across much of the central/eastern U.S., gradually evolving into a broadly cyclonic regime around an upper low between the Great Lakes and Hudson Bay by Tue/May 30th. ...Day 4/Friday... Rich gulf moisture returns to the central/southern Plains and western gulf coast in advance of a cold front from the upper Midwest into the southern High Plains, and east of a dryline over Oklahoma/north Texas. A plume of steep mid-level lapse rates and attendant capping inversion will also likely be in place,read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Tue May 23 09:04:02 UTC 2017

23 May 05:03 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Tue May 23 09:04:02 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Tue May 23 09:04:02 UTC 2017

23 May 05:03 | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Tue May 23 09:04:02 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC May 23, 2017 0730 UTC Day 3 Severe Thunderstorm Outlook

23 May 03:30 | U.S. News

SPC 0730Z Day 3 Outlook Day 3 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0229 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017 Valid 251200Z - 261200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS... ...SUMMARY... Isolated severe storms will be possible Thursday and Thursday night across portions of the central High Plains. ...Synopsis... A seasonably strong upper-level trough will lift northeast across the eastern U.S. Thursday, while upper-level ridging over the central U.S. becomes more zonal by Thursday night. A low-amplitude shortwave trough will move through the central High Plains late in the day. Southerly low-level flow will become established over the central/southern Plains resulting inread more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

23 May 03:05 | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0200 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...Synopsis... Upper trough covering much of the central and eastern CONUS at the beginning of the period is expected to shift eastward into more of the eastern CONUS while the embedded upper low moves across the middle MS Valley into the TN Valley. Upper ridging is expected across the Plans in the wake of the upper trough with another shortwave trough following behind the upper ridge across the northern Rockies and Canadian prairie provinces. At the surface, a large area of low pressure will drift across the eastern CONUS while lee troughing deepens across the High Plairead more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

23 May 03:01 | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0155 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017 Valid 231200Z - 241200Z ...NO CRITICAL AREAS... ...Synopsis... Cold front currently moving southward across the Plains will continue southward throughout the day. By 00Z Wednesday, the cold front will likely extend from a surface low over the middle OH Valley southwestward to deep south TX. At the same time, upper low currently over MN will drop southward into the middle MS Valley as the flow aloft through its base strengthens. Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected across portions of the Southeast and mid-Atlantic and ahead of the cold front across the southern Plains. High surfaread more »

SPC May 23, 2017 0600 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

23 May 02:08 | U.S. News

SPC 0600Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0100 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER MUCH OF FLORIDA...CENTRAL AND EASTERN GEORGIA...AND SOUTHERN SOUTH CAROLINA... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SURROUNDING THE SLIGHT RISK OVER PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST AND MID-ATLANTIC STATES... ...SUMMARY... Severe storms will be possible Wednesday and Wednesday night across much of Florida, central and eastern Georgia, and southern South Carolina. More isolated severe storms will be possible from portions of eastern Alabama northeast into North Carolina. ...Synopsis... An upper-level low will move southeast over the read more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

22 May 19:46 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Annie Caputo of Virginia to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2021. Ms. Caputo currently serves as senior policy advisor for Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. She also held this position for previous Chairman James Inhofe (R-OK) from 2007 to 2012. From 2005 to 2006 and from 2012 to 2015, Ms. Caputo worked for the House Committee on Energy & Commerce handling nuclear energy issues. Prior to working for the Congress, Ms. Caputo worked as an executive assistant and congressional affairs manager for Exelon Corporation. Ms. Caputo has more than 20 years of experience advising the United States House of Representatives and Senate, and industry on nuclear energy regulation, policy development, legislaread more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

22 May 19:46 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Annie Caputo of Virginia to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2021. Ms. Caputo currently serves as senior policy advisor for Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. She also held this position for previous Chairman James Inhofe (R-OK) from 2007 to 2012. From 2005 to 2006 and from 2012 to 2015, Ms. Caputo worked for the House Committee on Energy & Commerce handling nuclear energy issues. Prior to working for the Congress, Ms. Caputo worked as an executive assistant and congressional affairs manager for Exelon Corporation. Ms. Caputo has more than 20 years of experience advising the United States House of Representatives and Senate, and industry on nuclear energy regulation, policy development, legislaread more »

Off-camera Briefing of the FY18 Budget by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney

22 May 17:23 | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:35 P.M. EDT MR. CZWARTACKI:  Good afternoon, everyone.  We are here to announce -- proudly announce -- the fiscal year 2018 presidential budget.  I just want to remind you that this is an on-the-record briefing, but it is embargoed until 9:00 p.m. tonight.  That includes all audio.  And folks on the phone, it includes you guys, too. So without any further ado, let me introduce Director Mulvaney. DIRECTOR MULVANEY:  Hello, hello.  Thank you all for coming out today to talk about the budget.  Before I start, I want to thank -- I don't usually come with such a large crowd, but this is like 1/100 of the budget team.  There’s about 500 people across the street who worked on this, so I wanted to have them come and see this live, see what it’s like, and maybe even help me answer some questions later on. But here’s where we areread more »

Off-camera Briefing on FY18 Budget by OMB Director Mulvaney

22 May 17:03 | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:35 P.M. EDT MR. BAKER:  Good afternoon, everyone.  We are here to announce -- proudly announce -- the fiscal year 2018 presidential budget.  I just want to remind you that this is an on-the-record briefing, but it is embargoed until 9:00 p.m. tonight.  That includes all audio.  And folks on the phone, it includes you guys, too. So without any further ado, let me introduce Director Mulvaney. DIRECTOR MULVANEY:  Hello, hello.  Thank you all for coming out today to talk about the budget.  Before I start, I want to thank -- I don't usually come with such a large crowd, but this is like 1/100 of the budget team.  There’s about 500 people across the street who worked on this, so I wanted to have them come and see this live, see what it’s like, and maybe even help me answer some questions later on. But here’s where we are. &nbread more »

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