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More Showers & Storms Possible Late Wednesday More Showers & Storms Possible Late Wednesday
- May 24, 2017

AccuWeather reports that while Tuesday is expected to be drier, and the weather service forecasting partly sunny skies with temperatures in the lower 70s, more rain is likely mid-week . Winds will still be breezy, out of the southwest at 10 to 20 miles per hour with temperatures in the 60s & 70s and muggy. Temperatures are expected to warm into the 70s, with some places nearing 80° during the afternoon. (more...)
Officer Fired After Fatally Shooting 15-Year-Old
- May 09, 2017

As a father, I can not begin to imagine the pain they are experiencing. A family statement released on Tuesday night called for disciplinary action against other officers who "extended this nightmare for those children". During the meeting NGAN member Reverend Jeff Hood said he told Dallas DA Faith Johnson how important it is that her office do all they can in terms of pursuing charges against Oliver. (more...)
Kershaw, Bellinger lead Dodgers to 10-2 win over Padres Kershaw, Bellinger lead Dodgers to 10-2 win over Padres
- May 07, 2017

The Padres have lost four in a row and 10 of their last 14. "Hitting home runs, laying down bunts for hits when they shift against him, playing defense - he's just an all-around great baseball player". Padres manager Andy Green couldn't believe Bellinger got on top off Miguel Diaz's offering. "He couldn't get his sinker in the strike zone". Three games behind the Rockies in the division with a four-game series coming up in Colorado in the middle of May. (more...)
NASCAR announces problem with Joey Logano's win at RIR NASCAR announces problem with Joey Logano's win at RIR
- May 06, 2017

Logano was given NASCAR's most severe penalty, as his victory in the Toyota Owners 400 was deemed "encumbered". And gone are the five bonus points he would have received for a legal win. Team Penske driver Joey Logano says his No. 22 team "pushed a little too far" and he has accepted NASCAR's L1-level penalty handed down earlier this week. (more...)
Tipster to receive $10000 reward in Tennessee teacher's arrest Tipster to receive $10000 reward in Tennessee teacher's arrest
- April 30, 2017

Jill Cummins , who has filed for divorce , said her husband called her just days after his arrest. "I think she has the determination to really go somewhere in life". Barry said he let Cummins and Thomas stay in a cabin on the property he was taking care of. He faces federal charges of kidnapping a minor and transporting her across state lines and state charges for aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor. (more...)
Train delays likely this summer over work at Penn Station Train delays likely this summer over work at Penn Station
- April 30, 2017

Moorman said Amtrak will assemble a task force to look at all aspects of security and coordination at Penn Station, as well as create a joint operation center with Amtrak , NJ Transit and the Long Island Railroad. Left to right, Amtrak executive vice president Stephen Gardner, COO Scott Naparstek and CEO Wick Moorman in Trenton. "Commutes are never fun at the best of times and when they're lengthened we understand that". (more...)
North Dakota Severe Weather Awareness Week North Dakota Severe Weather Awareness Week
- April 28, 2017

The environment could support strong to severe thunderstorms Friday through Sunday . Update 6:15 a.m. Wednesday: The Tulsa area received about three-fourths of an inch to 1 1/4 inches of rain overnight, with northern parts of the county experiencing more rainfall than southern parts. (more...)
Senate Expected to Confirm Former Georgia Gov. Perdue as Agriculture Secretary
- April 25, 2017

Morehead in a press release. "I'm glad a broad, bipartisan majority of the United States Senate voted to confirm Gov. Sonny Perdue to be U.S. Secretary of Agriculture". Opponents of his nomination continued to urge no votes on Monday. Many environmental groups remain skeptical of his roots in agribusiness. David Perdue (R-Ga.), who presided over Monday's vote. (more...)
Chiefs 7 point underdogs vs. Patriots in Week 1 Chiefs 7 point underdogs vs. Patriots in Week 1
- April 21, 2017

Saturday, Aug. 19. The rematch of Super Bowl LI, which New England won 34-28 in overtime, will see the Patriots host the Falcons on Sunday night , two teams that once again should be among the best in the league. The NFL's global slate includes four games in London - the first time the league will play four games in the United Kingdom - and one in Mexico City. (more...)
Trump follows Turnbull's visa changes with 'buy American and hire American' order Trump follows Turnbull's visa changes with 'buy American and hire American' order
- April 21, 2017

In light of the executive order, employers are maintaining that they want to hire American talent, but they're not finding people with the skillsets they need. The administration's goal is to ensure such visas are given to the most qualified or highest-paid applicant, according to two senior officials. "The US likes to promote its inclusiveness but rarely does a good job of it". (more...)
New England Patriots re-sign cornerback Malcolm Butler New England Patriots re-sign cornerback Malcolm Butler
- April 20, 2017

The Saints never planned to sign Butler but they appear to be interested in a possible trade for the 27-year-old cornerback. Where will Butler call home for the 2017 season? But Butler wasn't signed to an offer sheet, which the Patriots could've matched to keep him; or if they chose not to, they would've received a draft pick in compensation. (more...)
Pa. cops hit Cleveland Facebook killer's fleeing vehicle to stop him
- April 19, 2017

The manager said employees tried to stall Stephens by telling him the fries weren't ready, but he took the chicken and drove away. Pennsylvania State Police say Steve Stephens was spotted Tuesday morning in Erie County, PA. "Period", Cleveland's police chief said. Stephens was spotted at a nearby McDonald's by a resident who recognized his vehicle, Cleveland police said. (more...)
Big string attached to free tuition at NY colleges Big string attached to free tuition at NY colleges
- April 18, 2017

Union leaders and veteran educators have several concerns about the free-tuition program unveiled last week as part of the state budget. Recently New York state passed a law that will allow residents to attend a public college tuition free . (more...)
Senate confirms Trump pick Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court Senate confirms Trump pick Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court
- April 18, 2017

After assembling the pledges of 41 Senate Democrats to iniate the first partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sought to prevent a vote of the full Senate. Gorsuch is filling a vacancy on the high court created by the death more than a year ago by the death on anti-gay justice Antonin Scalia. But Democrats did leave themselves one notable loophole, allowing future Supreme Court nominees to be denied an up-or-down vote via a partisan ... (more...)
Xi stresses China's North Korea concerns in talk with Trump
- April 13, 2017

The Trump administration has said resuming talks with the North is a possibility, but only if the Kim regime ceases all nuclear and missile testing. In the long term, the USA should take the bold, but not unreasonable step to recognize North Korea diplomatically, make the transition from the 1953 ceasefire agreement to a peace treaty, and stop making military or regime change threats in exchange for the North abandoning its nuclear program for good. (more...)
The Atlantic: Romney Ponders 2018 Senate Run The Atlantic: Romney Ponders 2018 Senate Run
- April 08, 2017

He's up for re-election in 2018, but told National Journal last month that he might consider retiring if Romney were to run for his seat. Romney is still as bad as ever ... Experts say there is no way Romney will run for the seat without Hatch's blessing. Romney served as the 70th governor of MA from 2003 to 2007 before running for president in both 2008 and 2012. (more...)
Sanctuary cities called out by AG
- April 01, 2017

The federal government can not compel our police department to enforce federal immigration law and can not use our federal dollars to coerce Seattle into turning our backs on our immigrant and refugee communities. These cities also largely do not honor requests from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to detain individuals beyond what is allowed by criminal proceedings. (more...)
White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material
- March 31, 2017

Two White House officials reportedly helped House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes acquire the information he later made public, according to the New York Times. "NUNES: No. And in fact, I'm quite sure that people in the West Wing had no idea I was there". White House press secretary Sean Spicer listens to a question during the daily press briefing, Thursday, March 30, 2017 , at the White House in Washington. (more...)
New chairman Perez asks for Democratic Party staff resignations New chairman Perez asks for Democratic Party staff resignations
- March 30, 2017

The Democratic National Committee has asked for the resignations of its entire staff in a bid to rebuild the beleaguered party after losing the White House and both houses of Congress in the 2016 elections. "I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party", Trump tweeted gleefully. Perez has requested that all DNC staffers agree to step down by mid-April and is reportedly in the process of finding replacements. (more...)
Cincinnati nightclub shooting: One dead, 14 injured, police say Cincinnati nightclub shooting: One dead, 14 injured, police say
- March 28, 2017

Authorities identified the man who died as 27-year-old O'Bryan Spikes. Two officers were stationed at the club's entrance and another two in the parking lot, Franz said. "We're gathering information. we're making some progress", Isaac said after giving city council members an update on the investigation. Two of the other 15 victims are in critical condition . (more...)