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Hernandez enraged by disrespect, prosecutor says
- April 07, 2017

First Assistant District Attorney Patrick Haggan is trying the case with Assistant District Attorney Mark Lee, the deputy chief of the District Attorney's Homicide Unit, and Assistant District Attorney Teresa Anderson of the District Attorney's Appellate Division. (more...)
Woman walking around naked claims she's a mermaid Woman walking around naked claims she's a mermaid
- April 06, 2017

She stands five feet, four inches tall and weighs 150 pounds, with brown hair. A woman found wandering in California is sparking a mystery and wonder after claiming she's a mermaid. She told cops she was a mermaid who'd just been in the water. Authorities said she at one point identified herself as "Joanna," although it was not clear whether that is her name. (more...)
Sen. McCaskill says she will oppose Gorsuch Sen. McCaskill says she will oppose Gorsuch
- April 05, 2017

The Judiciary Committee's 11-member GOP majority is all but certain to advance Gorsuch's nomination to the Senate floor, which will vote Friday, April 7. "I think so", he said, when he was asked about the vote count . "We are proud to count on supporters who value privacy and freedom of expression more than these Senators, who are glorified thugs", she said. (more...)
Trump takes up health care with Rand Paul, on golf course
- April 05, 2017

White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said Trump would be golfing and talking policy, including health care, with Paul, a licensed ophthalmologist, and budget director Mick Mulvaney. Meanwhile, some House Freedom Caucus members, representing the most conservative Republicans who control Congress, were already criticizing the revamped healthcare outline. (more...)
Another Round of Severe Weather Possible Wednesday Another Round of Severe Weather Possible Wednesday
- April 05, 2017

Here's the latest on storms expected overnight and into Wednesday. What to expect - Damaging winds, large hail, isolated tornadoes. With a high near 80 on Wednesday and a much cooler mass of area pushing in behind the gulf moisture-laden fronts, rainfall amounts could be between 1 to 2 inches, the National Weather Service said. (more...)
AG Sessions requests delay in Baltimore police reform AG Sessions requests delay in Baltimore police reform
- April 05, 2017

Sessions has repeatedly expressed concern that lengthy investigations of a police department can make matters worse. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III is right to vow that, regardless of what the Justice Department review finds, his community remains committed to the consent decree's reforms. (more...)
Dem opposition to president's Supreme Court pick grows Dem opposition to president's Supreme Court pick grows
- April 03, 2017

In a statement released Sunday afternoon, Donnelly said he believes Gorsuch is "qualified and well-respected among his peer". And while she didn't weigh in on Trump's election, she lamented a missed opportunity to break the glass ceiling by electing a woman for president. (more...)
5 kids still hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak at hotel pool
- April 03, 2017

They were all believed to be suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, and 13-year-old Brian Douglas Watts, from Niles, did not survive. As of 6 p.m. Saturday, two children were listed in serious condition, five are listed as fair and one child and a police officer have been treated and released. (more...)
Tracking the severe storms threat
- April 03, 2017

According to the National Weather Service, severe storms, high winds, and tornadoes are a possibility. Our in-house forecast model brings the storms into the area around 5 PM. All three tornado touchdowns were rated EF-1, with estimated winds between 90 and 100 miles per hour, and were sighted near Milo and west of Knoxville. (more...)
Mama June weight loss: Honey Boo Boo star reveals new body Mama June weight loss: Honey Boo Boo star reveals new body
- April 02, 2017

Mama June Shannon was left in total agony following surgery to remove her turkey neck skin. "Some pictures from tonight's episode I hope yall enjoyed the journey with me the season finale will b next week it will b insane", Shannon said in a post on her own Twitter account. (more...)
Suspended free agent safety TJ McDonald signs with Dolphins
- April 01, 2017

Jordan started one game and totaled three sacks after being taken with the No. 3 overall draft pick four years ago. Los Angeles Rams safety T.J. McDonald tries to bring down Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi in Los Angeles, California, last season. (more...)
Trump travel ban: Hawaii judge places indefinite hold
- March 31, 2017

In a lawsuit, the U.S. state of Hawaii also says the ban would harm tourism and the ability to recruit foreign students and workers. Thousands of people attend an anti-Donald Trump travel ban protest outside Hatfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia U.S., January 29, 2017. (more...)
North Carolina's 'bathroom law' is headed for repeal
- March 31, 2017

North Carolina's controversial "Bathroom Bill" may be effectively overturned, now that the state's General Assembly approves a new measure striking much of the original law aimed at preventing use of public restrooms according to gender identity. (more...)
House, Senate tax plans in jeopardy
- March 29, 2017

Bosma's original House bill had set a date of 2021 for the now elected position to become a post appointed by the governor. The House came back on the floor, and received the Rev & Tax Committee's recommendation in favor of concurring with the Senate amendments to HB 67, the grocery tax repeal bill. (more...)
Local officials still split on health amendment Local officials still split on health amendment
- March 29, 2017

On March 21, an amendment was added to the American Health Care Act by New York Congressmen Chris Collins, R-Buffalo, and John Faso, R-Kinderhook. That prompted House GOP leaders to make a series of 11th-hour changes Monday night in a bid to secure more votes. (more...)
Attorney General Orders Crackdown On 'Sanctuary Cities,' Threatens Holding Funds Attorney General Orders Crackdown On 'Sanctuary Cities,' Threatens Holding Funds
- March 28, 2017

This guidance requires state and local jurisdictions to comply and certify compliance with Section 1373 in order to be eligible for OJP grants. That law regulates communications between agencies and the bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). (more...)
Tempe Police: self-driving vehicle involved in accident Tempe Police: self-driving vehicle involved in accident
- March 27, 2017

Among them, a number of Uber employees have been accused of stealing intellectual property from Waymo and using it as a basis for Uber's self-driving technology. As autonomous driving continues to gain ground and expand its presence on US roads, the accident will likely fuel even more questions about the safety of self-driving cars. (more...)
Pro-Trump Rally in Huntington Beach Turns Violent Pro-Trump Rally in Huntington Beach Turns Violent
- March 27, 2017

Pro- and anti-Trump factions brawl at Bolsa Chica State Beach, California. According to a Trump supporter in attendance, a masked thug pepper sprayed a woman and then ran away. In headlines reporting the violence, media outlets either seemed to blame the Trump supporters for the violence, or used passive language that made the violence seem to have erupted as a natural outcome of the events. (more...)
Gunman barricades himself in bus in Las Vegas
- March 26, 2017

According to a twee. AP reports a hospital spokeswoman says one person has died in the shooting along the Las Vegas Strip. Hadfield said police were negotiating with the suspect Saturday afternoon in an effort to take him into custody, USA Today reported. (more...)
Denver Listed as Uncooperative by ICE in Weekly Report Ordered by Trump Denver Listed as Uncooperative by ICE in Weekly Report Ordered by Trump
- March 25, 2017

By issuing a detainer, ICE is asking a local jurisdiction to hold a person for up to 48 hours past his release date, until a federal agent can look into the situation. It made the noncooperative list. "Plain and simple, we have never limited ICE's ability to take an illegal into custody if they are incarcerated in Lebanon", he said. (more...)
Trump warns GOP: Don't break your health care promises
- March 25, 2017

However, the Politico newspaper reported that the matter would be handled in an unusual way: instead of establishing the fund in the House of Representatives bill, the Senate would be instructed to do so when it takes up the Republican healthcare legislation. (more...)
Johnson prepared for match play battle Johnson prepared for match play battle
- March 23, 2017

Day says doctors in Australia said her cancer was terminal and that she had 12 months to live. He added while rubbing away tears, "She's the reason I'm playing golf today". "I'm hoping for a speedy recovery for her, we can get this behind us and she can live a long, long life". With his zest for match play and his history of success in mano-a-mano showdowns, Rory McIlroy is at the top of the odds for this week's WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship event. (more...)
Ryan: Trump Has 'Helped Negotiate Changes' As GOP Repeal Bill Nears Vote Ryan: Trump Has 'Helped Negotiate Changes' As GOP Repeal Bill Nears Vote
- March 20, 2017

Despite the tweaks Ryan said the bill needs, he added that he feels "very good" about the legislation's progress and where things now stand. But the GOP healthcare plan has faced strong resistance from conservative lawmakers, some of whom have dubbed the proposal "ObamaCare lite". (more...)
Can you get arrested for sending a gif on social media? Can you get arrested for sending a gif on social media?
- March 19, 2017

The Justice Department said on Friday that it had arrested John R. Rivello, 29, of Salisbury, Maryland, on a criminal complaint from Texas charging him with cyberstalking with the intent to kill or cause bodily harm. A tweet claiming to be from Eichenwald's wife soon appeared on his Twitter feed saying the GIF had caused him to have a seizure and that she had called the police. (more...)
Florida prosecutor removed from police-killing case
- March 19, 2017

Debra Clayton and our law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day". "I have seen the video of Markeith Loyd executing Lt. Debra Clayton while she lay defenseless on the ground", Mina said. Law enforcement leaders in central Florida were also disheartened by the decision and urged Ayala to reconsider. Orlando Police Chief John Mina . (more...)
Democrat, former clerk for Neil Gorsuch optimistic of confirmation Democrat, former clerk for Neil Gorsuch optimistic of confirmation
- March 17, 2017

Concern over Gorsuch was largely based over his rulings in favor of "religious freedom." such as the opinion he wrote at the USA 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of Hobby Lobby denying health coverage coverage contraception for female employees. (more...)
Intel Chief: No Evidence of Any Trump Wiretap Intel Chief: No Evidence of Any Trump Wiretap
- March 16, 2017

The FBI is also investigating. This update comes only a handful of days after White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended that the Trumpster wasn't actually talking about wiretapping when he tweeted about, in quotes, getting his "wires tapped." Obama denied the allegations through James Clapper a former director of the national intelligence. (more...)
Trump paid $38 mln in taxes in 2005 - White House
- March 16, 2017

But they also paid $31.3 million in the alternative minimum tax, which mainly kicks in when people with high incomes use a lot of tax deductions. Trump has called for it to be abolished. Mr Trump has long insisted the American public was not interested in his returns and said little could be learned from them. The statement continued , "It is totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns". (more...)
These Kellyanne Conway microwave memes will have you ROTFLOLing These Kellyanne Conway microwave memes will have you ROTFLOLing
- March 14, 2017

A senior aide to President Trump, Conway said surveillance such as " microwaves that turn into cameras " are "a fact of modern life" along with tapping phones and spying through televisions. Conway also spoke about the situation during an interview with the Bergen County Record on Sunday. Plus, unless your microwave is connected to the Internet (extremely few today are), there is no way for someone to hack it to spy on you. (more...)
Winter Storm Watch for Western New York Winter Storm Watch for Western New York
- March 12, 2017

Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12 to 24 hours before the event is expected to begin. The other watch, which includes Genesee, Wyoming and Orleans counties, forecasts similar conditions but with snowfall accumulations of only 7 to 14 inches. (more...)
Muhammad Ali Jr. Detained Again At Ronald Reagan National Airport Muhammad Ali Jr. Detained Again At Ronald Reagan National Airport
- March 12, 2017

According to his mother Camacho-Ali, her son was detained by immigration officials because of his Arabic-sounding name. After the meeting, Mr Ali was detained as he tried to board a JetBlue airways flight home to Florida. Ali had been traveling with his mother on a trip to Washington to speak about a different experience with TSA officials in which he was detained for more than two hours in a Florida airport. (more...)
Train Collides with Charter Bus in Biloxi Train Collides with Charter Bus in Biloxi
- March 08, 2017

The CSX train had been headed eastbound when it hit the bus at a crossing. "I want you to know we're doing everything we can to get everyone off this bus", Miller said. Craig Robinson, a witness, said that the bus had been stuck on the railroad for about five or 10 minutes when the train hit, and passengers had been disembarking at the time. (more...)
International Women's Day Salone celebrates 32 years
- March 08, 2017

This day marked the demand of strong rights for women , including the right to vote, to hold public office, and a voice against employment and sex discrimination. The Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last day of February to protest World War I, while European women participated in rallies on March 8 to express solidarity with peace activists. (more...)
97-year-old twins freeze to death after falling outside 97-year-old twins freeze to death after falling outside
- March 07, 2017

Jean is thought to have fallen in her garage, while Martha may have collapsed in the driveway heading for her vehicle. Haley, of Barrington, was subsequently found in the garage. The women were pronounced dead at the hospital Saturday. On Sunday, family members and neighbors, returning from morning church services, gathered around the house in the cold and mourned, the Providence Journal reported. (more...)
Dad Arrested By ICE While Taking Kids To School Dad Arrested By ICE While Taking Kids To School
- March 04, 2017

This week, Avelica-Gonzalez was picked up by ICE officials while dropping his daughters off at school in Pasadena, California, for a decade old DUI conviction. Executive director of the Highland Park charter school Academia Avance, Ricardo Mireles, brought together about two dozen people to support the family. (more...)