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Trump promises secretary of state Tuesday as Tillerson tops list
- December 13, 2016

On Sunday, McCain vowed on CBS's Face The Nation to give Tillerson "a fair hearing" but repeated his qualms. Based on the current composition of the Senate, if all Democrats vote in unison against any nominee and two Republicans join them then the next president's choice would be rejected. (more...)
FAU pursuing Lane Kiffin to coach
- December 11, 2016

Tilman Fertitta, the chair of Houston's board of regents, told KILT-AM in Houston on Friday that Kiffin was never that close to getting the job, and the school ultimately saw him as too much of a risk. Houston has been a launching pad for coaches to get bigger jobs as he follows Art Briles, Kevin Sumlin and now Herman. The move paid off, as Hurts was named the SEC Offensive Player of the year as well as the SEC Freshman of the Year on Wednesday. (more...)
John Glenn, first U.S. astronaut to orbit earth, dead John Glenn, first U.S. astronaut to orbit earth, dead
- December 10, 2016

After two suborbital flights by Alan Shepard Jr. and Gus Grissom, it was up to Glenn to be the first American to orbit the Earth . Glenn's historic flight made him a favorite of President John Kennedy and his brother Robert, who encouraged him to launch a political career that finally took off after a period as a businessman made him a millionaire. (more...)
Obama and Trump hurled insults, now trade pleasantries Obama and Trump hurled insults, now trade pleasantries
- December 09, 2016

Although we have "broken the backs of ISIL", "to say we've made progress is not to say that the job is done", Obama said. And he gave me some opinions on some people that were very interesting to me, and that meant something to me. Taking aim the the debate of the use of torture - President-elect Donald Trump has said he wants it used - Obama said the practice is ineffective, in addition to being the antithesis of the United States' morals. (more...)
December to Unload Cold Air Over Delmarva December to Unload Cold Air Over Delmarva
- December 09, 2016

The good news is we stay dry and sunny for the cold days, so no umbrella is needed but make sure you add on the extra layers. The temps may stay near 30 for the lows and the highs Monday into the upper 40s near 50. The coldest air will retreat up to about the Hi-Line, but lurk around and eventually return to the entire state. As the cold air arrives and exits, it may present opportunities for some frozen precipitation. (more...)
Trump said to pick fast-food exec for labor post
- December 09, 2016

The Labor Department oversees America's job market, regulates the workplace, and produces statistics like the unemployment rate that underpin economic policy. In an op-ed published ahead of the election , Puzder described Trump as a "pragmatic centrist who has broken with both parties to focus on what matters most to ordinary Americans" and the "consummate beltway outsider". (more...)
Patrick: Rogue Texas Elector Could Lead to Binding Law
- December 09, 2016

A presidential elector has officially announced that he will not be voting for Donald Trump on December 19. Perhaps you contend that the Electors represent the will of the voters that sent them, except while the "Constitution sets up the system of electors, it does not mandate that they follow the popular vote ". (more...)
Army Uniforms for Army-Navy Game Honor 82nd Airborne Army Uniforms for Army-Navy Game Honor 82nd Airborne
- December 08, 2016

Navy's yellow-and-blue design honors the 1963 team that defeated Army and played in the Cotton Bowl. The bright and colorful look that the Midshipmen went with is a very interesting contrast to the mostly-gray look that Army went with this year, and it'll be intriguing to actually witness the contrast when these two teams take the field this weekend. (more...)
Memorial growing for fallen Tacoma officer, Jake Gutierrez Memorial growing for fallen Tacoma officer, Jake Gutierrez
- December 06, 2016

When the officer asked him why he was impersonating a police officer, "Johnson stated that he liked police and wanted essentially to fit in with law enforcement", the bulletin said . It's unclear whether Croskey was the woman who was inside the home who first reported shots fired. The suspect, named locally in Tacoma, Washington State, as 38-year-old Bruce Randall Johnson, was shot dead in the operation on Thursday morning (1 December) after allegedly killing 44-year-old police officer ... (more...)
Jury going into next week in ex-officer's murder trial
- December 05, 2016

A 50-year-old black man, Scott was slowly running away from Slager when the officer shot him fives times in the back, killing him. But then in the courtroom, the jury foreman told the judge that he thought jurors could reach a unanimous verdict and deliberations continued. (more...)
Trump Widening Search for Secretary of State, Aide Conway Says
- December 05, 2016

Besides Romney, the secretary of state finalists whom Trump aides had previously identified were former NY mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, a Trump confidant during the campaign; retired decorated military officer David H. She said Romney was "nothing but awful" to Trump for a year. Conway, speaking on "Fox News Sunday", said her boss "is well aware" of the "One China" policy. (more...)
Work halted on Dakota Access Pipeline until environmental impact assessment carried out Work halted on Dakota Access Pipeline until environmental impact assessment carried out
- December 05, 2016

The tribe, which now believes it has the momentum in its battle against the companies, wants the pipeline's route altered away from lands near its reservation. The Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday it would instead conduct an environmental impact review of the 1,170-mile pipeline project and determine if there are other ways to route the pipeline to avoid a crossing on the Missouri River. (more...)
Michael Slager trial: Lone juror is holdout on verdict, judge says Michael Slager trial: Lone juror is holdout on verdict, judge says
- December 03, 2016

Jurors sent several more notes to the judge later on Friday afternoon, including one that was basically a letter from an unknown juror informing the judge they could not in good conscious vote guilty in the case . On Thursday evening jurors asked Newman to tell them how the "heat of passion" differs from fear. When they said no, he told them they must deliberate more. (more...)
Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia
- December 01, 2016

The club said in a statement it would not be making any official comments until it had more information from Colombian authorities. Twenty-five bodies have been recovered from the crash site where a plane carrying 81 people, including a Brazilian soccer team , went down Tuesday, Agence France-Presse wrote on its Twitter account , citing an official. (more...)
Taken to Hospitals After 'Active Shooter' Reported at Ohio State University Taken to Hospitals After 'Active Shooter' Reported at Ohio State University
- November 29, 2016

He says he saw the attacker hit several people with the auto, then emerge swinging the knife. Throughout the attack, the assailant didn't yell or say anything, Bower said. The suspect jumped the curb and used the vehicle to strike pedestrians in front of Watts Hall, Moll said. Wounded include faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and staff, OSU said in a statement posted to its website . (more...)
'No Reason to Disbelieve' Sherri Papini's Story, Investigat.. 'No Reason to Disbelieve' Sherri Papini's Story, Investigat..
- November 29, 2016

While the same dispatch reports indicated she was "heavily battered", Bosenko also would not specify what kind of injuries Papini had. The husband of a Sherri Papini, a California mom who went missing for three weeks after allegedly being kidnapped while out for a jog, on Tuesday made a statement about rumors surrounding his wife's abduction. (more...)
2 jail inmates on lam after rappelling from 2nd story window
- November 27, 2016

CORRECTS DEPUTY'S LAST NAME TO GLENNON INSTEAD OF GELNNON - This photo provided by the Santa Clara County Sheriffs Office shows Rogelio Chavez. Laron Campbell of Palo Alto is sought by Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office after he escaped from the main jail in San Jose Wednesday, Nov. (more...)
Small Business Saturday in Downtown Aiken Small Business Saturday in Downtown Aiken
- November 27, 2016

The governor made his contribution by visiting the Wisconsin Candle Company in Sun Prairie on Saturday. Butler says she shops at Candy Sweets and Treats not just for the sugar, but to support the local economy. "Holidays are truly what carry us through the year, it's our biggest time for sales", said Laura Morris, "Others" Owner. "A small person can oversee the total production". (more...)
Western Michigan's Davis sets FBS receiving record Western Michigan's Davis sets FBS receiving record
- November 26, 2016

He later added an 11-yard catch on the drive. It's safe to say Davis has solidified himself as one of the top receivers in the upcoming NFL Draft class, which is why many believe he could be selected within the first two rounds. Davis, a 6-foot-2, 205-pounder from Wheaton, Illinois, Friday was playing in front of multiple professional scouts Friday, including one from the Cincinnati Bengals. (more...)
Trump Team Is Feuding Over Mitt Romney Trump Team Is Feuding Over Mitt Romney
- November 26, 2016

But a top aide was thinking aloud about this on Thursday, seeming to highlight opposition among some Trump supporters to Romney's selection as secretary of state. Choices so far include Jeff Session as Attorney General, Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, and Nikki Haley as Ambassador to the United Nations. On Wednesday, he named South Carolina Gov. (more...)

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