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Air Force investigates alleged mistreatment of John Glenn's remains Air Force investigates alleged mistreatment of John Glenn's remains
- May 27, 2017

Deborah Skillman , the Defense Department's director of casualty and mortuary affairs, wrote in a May 11 memo the employee's actions were "clearly inappropriate and personally shocking", according to the Times . Dale Butland, a longtime Senate aide to Glenn, told The Columbus Dispatch that the Glenn family was not available for comment. The Military Times quoted sources saying the Air Force investigation is underway. (more...)
DeVos booed speaking at historically black university DeVos booed speaking at historically black university
- May 26, 2017

The petition also cites DeVos' previously panned statements about historically black colleges and universities, and her student loan policies as reason for why she shouldn't be heard on campus. As DeVos began to speak at the ceremony, students stood up from their seats and turned their backs on the education secretary. "Please join me now in personally thanking and applauding those of you have served, serve or will serve as an educator", she said . (more...)
Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead
- May 25, 2017

About 20 to 25 people were injured in the tornado, Ringer added. COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The runoff election for the Republican GOP nomination to replace Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina's 5th District was too close to call Tuesday night, with the slightest or margins separating the contenders. (more...)
Strong storms, tornadoes possible in parts of Deep South Strong storms, tornadoes possible in parts of Deep South
- May 25, 2017

Forecasters say powerful thunderstorms are possible across parts of the South, bringing the threat of tornadoes to south Georgia and northern Florida . An isolated tornado or two is also possible. The newspaper also reports numerous trees have been toppled and there are multiple reports of property damage near the Davie County line. (more...)
$400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill $400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill
- May 24, 2017

Lara also said theres no guarantee the Trump administration would grant the federal waivers necessary for California to shift Medicare and Medicaid funding into a single pot for universal health care. Jerry Brown hasnt endorsed the idea and new taxes may require a statewide ballot measure, which are always hard-fought campaigns. "The impact on employers will be astounding", Nielsen said. (more...)
Texas revives transgender 'bathroom bill' for public schools
- May 23, 2017

The Texas House of Representatives had a busy weekend - on Friday, the legislature passed a bill that would enact extreme abortion restrictions, and on Sunday, it approved a proposal that targets transgender students . If other students are around, they would be required to use either a facility for whatever gender was assigned them at birth, or the bathrooms built specifically for transgender students in some schools. (more...)
DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis
- May 23, 2017

It has since been removed from the school's website. Clarke told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Sunday that "only someone with a political agenda would say this is plagiarism". Guy is a sleaze bag. David Lapan, a department spokesman, said by email that no announcement on Clarke had been made. During the 2016 presidential race, Clarke was a close ally of Trump and had praised him since the president took office in January. (more...)
Trump pledges to move quickly to name new Federal Bureau of Investigation director Trump pledges to move quickly to name new Federal Bureau of Investigation director
- May 22, 2017

The Times reported that "Mr. Comey declined to make that pledge". The dinner described by Comey's associates came in the early days of Trump's administration, as the FBI was investigating Russian meddling in the election and possible ties to Trump's campaign. (more...)
GOP congressman: Comey may break his silence as early as next week
- May 22, 2017

On Thursday, Chaffetz announced that he would be resigning on June 30, right at the moment his committee was set to investigate President Donald Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz says he's ready to start a new chapter of his life, but not yet ready to say what that may be. Chaffetz won his congressional seat in 2008 by defeating a conservative incumbent with deep ties to Utah's political establishment, Chris Cannon, ... (more...)
Hahn's 64 gives him Nelson lead on a Day of birdie streaks
- May 21, 2017

Jason Kokrak, the 36-hole leader, shot a two-over 72 and is tied with Day at 10-under. He bounced back with a birdie at the par-5 16th - his eagle putt from 13 feet came up one rotation short - and then the monster 60-foot birdie putt at the par-3 17th that produced the loudest roar of the day. (more...)
Trump denies collusion with Russian Federation but says he 'speaks for himself'
- May 20, 2017

The president's tweets drew little reaction from fellow Republicans, who instead joined Democrats in heaping praise on Mueller, a longtime respected lawman who served under George W. In an atypical move for a sitting president, Trump publicly criticized a law enforcement matter decided by his own Justice Department, to appoint and independent investigator to take over the probe. (more...)
Kobach supported Trump's unfounded claim that Kobach supported Trump's unfounded claim that "millions" voted illegally
- May 19, 2017

There's simply no evidence of widespread voter fraud in this country. "The rationale for this commission was articulated in a baseless tweet from the president that claimed millions of illegal votes were cast", Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said in a written statement . (more...)
Putin offers to give Congress notes of Trump's meeting
- May 18, 2017

USA stocks opened sharply lower on Wednesday after the reports of the memo. News Tuesday of Trump's request of Comey immediately renewed concerns from congressional Democrats that Trump was trying to obstruct an investigation that's been examining potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. (more...)
Israel provided intelligence Trump shared with Russians
- May 18, 2017

Donald Trump's alleged divulgence of highly classified information to Russia's foreign minister and ambassador, has confirmed Israel's "worst fears", an intelligence official from the Middle Eastern state has reportedly said. The White House dismissed the report as false. Critics pointed out that the incident could complicate USA relationship with its key allies because US allies that have special intelligence-sharing relationship with the USA would ask why Trump deemed it fit to share with ... (more...)
Interviews well underway for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace Comey
- May 17, 2017

Mr Comey promised only that he could be honest, The New York Times reported. It comes as the search intensifies to replace fired FBI Chief James Comey. They are among a dozen candidates being considered for the job. Comey is said to be concerned with the prospects of numerous initiatives he was pursuing inside the bureau, but believes FBI agents and personnel will continue to conduct themselves with professionalism. (more...)
NJ Congressman Sends Letter To Employer Of Activist Protesting Him NJ Congressman Sends Letter To Employer Of Activist Protesting Him
- May 16, 2017

Avelenda is the head of 11th for Change , a group that hammered Frelinghuysen for skipping the meeting, and clearly she got under Frelinghuysen's skin, because when he wrote to thank her boss, one of the bank's board members , for his $700 donation and request another, he warned him that the dastardly Avelenda was on his payroll. (more...)
Judges raise thorny questions about revised Trump travel ban Judges raise thorny questions about revised Trump travel ban
- May 16, 2017

A panel of 13 appeals court judges in Virginia will hear a challenge to President Donald Trump's revised executive order targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. The Fourth Circuit typically leans left, and ten of the 15 judges on the court are either Clinton or Obama appointees. The U.S. government appealed both cases, one to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and one to the Ninth Circuit. (more...)
Peace Officers Memorial Day Peace Officers Memorial Day
- May 16, 2017

And as " National Police Week " continues, WTXL is remembering two South Georgia officers who lost their lives while serving their communities. The event included music and prayers and a proclamation from Washington Mayor Joe Wellman noting that 135 officers died in the line of duty past year including one police officer in Howard County. (more...)
2 probes of shooting of jail inmate during hospital standoff 2 probes of shooting of jail inmate during hospital standoff
- May 15, 2017

The hospital was resuming normal operations by 6 p.m., the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. Gengler says she was quickly taken to another room in the hospital. Additional details, including information about the inmate, haven't been released. Salters was in Kane County jail since April 11 because he was charged of ownership of a stolen engine vehicle. (more...)
Chrystia Freeland Praises Rex Tillerson's Work On Arctic Climate Change Declaration
- May 12, 2017

Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini, whose country will chair the council for the next two years, praised USA leadership in the Arctic Council but added that the Paris pact is an important tool in fighting climate change. Tillerson signed the document. "We're going to work to make the right decision for the United States". In Fairbanks, they will focus on the Arctic region. (more...)
Quick Read: Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 13 Quick Read: Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 13
- May 12, 2017

Fincher said food from the Shoals and Sand Mountain area will go to the food bank's partner feeding programs. No special bags are needed, but some residents may have previously received a Stamp Out Hunger bag in the mail. Over the last 24 years, letter carriers, along with countless volunteers, have collected more than 1.5 billion pounds of food nationally. In last year's drive, nearly 78,000 pounds of food was collected in Sioux Falls and the goal this year is to reach 85,000 pounds. (more...)
Police officer who shot and killed Texas teen is fired
- May 11, 2017

Last year, Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer Betty Shelby shot and killed Terence Crutcher in the middle of a roadway. Jordan's family expressed gratitude that Oliver was sacked but said in a statement "there remains a long road ahead" toward justice. (more...)
No charges over USA police shooting of Alton Sterling
- May 10, 2017

Everett Matthews of Baton Rouge , holds up a sign outside the Triple S Food Mart, where Alton Sterling was killed previous year, in Baton Rouge , La ., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Cameron Sterling, 15, said that he forgives the officer who killed his father, but he is hopeful that state prosecutors bring charges . They portrayed Salamoni as an officer who dramatically escalated the situation within seconds of encountering Sterling. (more...)
Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record
- May 10, 2017

He was rewarded for his efforts anyway. The money will go to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption , a U.S. charity set up in 1992 by the founder of Wendy's. But here's a trick: ask for free chicken nuggets for life and you'll be all drowning in retweets, apparently. But getting that kind of traction is extremely hard for the non-celebrities among us. (more...)
Valparaiso's exit would leave hole in Horizon League Valparaiso's exit would leave hole in Horizon League
- May 10, 2017

The MVC also looked at Murray State, Milwaukee and Nebraska-Omaha during its search, which included campus visits. Its teams include recent five-time consecutive national champion North Dakota State, as well as South Dakota State and this year's national finalist, Youngstown State. (more...)
Trump Administration Hollows out EPA Science Integrity Board Trump Administration Hollows out EPA Science Integrity Board
- May 09, 2017

Nine of the 18 scientists serving on the Board of Scientific Counselors were notified via email Friday that they will not be coming back following the termination of their three-year terms. The dismissed members included Courtney Flint, a Utah State University researcher studying rural sociology and natural resources, and Ponisseril Somasundaran , a Columbia Univeristy mineral engineer researching hazardous waste management. (more...)
Joe Walsh Bashed for Tweet About Jimmy Kimmel's Newborn Son
- May 06, 2017

Kimmel urged viewers to donate to Children's Hospital Los Angeles to help other kids with serious health conditions. "This is some place", Jimmy said of the hospital. we need to have some of these things that aren't Republican or Democrat, that are American policies, and I think that's what the president's fighting for right now", he continued. (more...)
Detroit police honor fallen officers with special plaques Detroit police honor fallen officers with special plaques
- May 06, 2017

Law Enforcement officers around Nevada kicked off the the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run in Las Vegas on April 26. A line of patrol officers, deputies and younger cadets snaked onto the nearby streets. "They have a memorial baton and all of the officers are listed in that memorial", said Captain Jim Halsey with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. (more...)
Police Chief Fires Officer Who Shot & Killed 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards Police Chief Fires Officer Who Shot & Killed 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards
- May 04, 2017

The shooting death of Jordan Edwards is being investigated by the Dallas County Sheriff's Department as well as the Dallas County District Attorney's Office as both have launched criminal investigations to determine what charges, if any, will be issued against Roy Oliver for his conduct on Saturday night. (more...)
Tornadoes, flooding kill 6 in parts of South, Midwest
- May 03, 2017

Powerful storms that generated flooding and tornadoes across the south-central United States killed at least 12 people over the weekend. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which is responsible for issuing severe weather warnings across the U.S., said there were 769 preliminary reports of severe weather from Saturday to Monday as of 0300 UTC. (more...)
DOJ will not charge cops in shooting death of Alton Sterling
- May 03, 2017

Wednesday. On Tuesday, sources told The Washington Post that officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake will not be charged federally for Sterling's death on July 5, 2016 as a result of an investigation by the Justice Department. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. (more...)
Gunman Shoots 7 People At Pool Party, Kills 1
- May 02, 2017

The shooting was reported shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday, at what Zimmerman described as a large party. Police shot and killed a 49-year-old man suspected of shooting seven people Sunday at a birthday pool party in an apartment complex near the University of California, San Diego , authorities said. (more...)
Facebook CEO dinner hosts say he's not running for president Facebook CEO dinner hosts say he's not running for president
- May 02, 2017

Moore also shared the topics they talking about during dinner such as politics, fundraising as well as charity work. "My personal challenge for 2017 is to have visited and met people in every state in the USA by the end of the year", he wrote . (more...)
Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana
- April 28, 2017

Summer is just around the corner and with it comes severe weather. It was near Plainview in Yell County at 9:55 a.m. A west northwest wind will be 7 to 10 miles per hour. The active weather pattern will persist beyond tonight, giving everyone on and off chance of showers and storms through the work week into the weekend, according to the weather service. (more...)
Trump's Tax Reform Reveal Won't Tell Much, Aide Says Trump's Tax Reform Reveal Won't Tell Much, Aide Says
- April 27, 2017

In its report on Friday's signings, Vox said the set of actions was "a clear flashing light that the notion of a Trump-era GOP as an economically populist "workers" party' is dead, and business interests rule the roost". Trump will order a review of this as well, Mnuchin said. So, given what a gnarly beast tax reform is, it's understandable that it's taken the president a while to find his silver bullet. (more...)
Astros' Altuve, Hernandez collide in outfield Astros' Altuve, Hernandez collide in outfield
- April 27, 2017

Altuve walked off the field under his own power, and manager A.J. Hinch said last season's AL batting champion banged up his left shoulder. Much like he was in his first four starts of the 2017 regular season, Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel was on his game when he took the mound against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field Tuesday night. (more...)
Chris Soules Makes Frantic 911 Call Before Leaving Dying Victim In Ditch Chris Soules Makes Frantic 911 Call Before Leaving Dying Victim In Ditch
- April 27, 2017

Prosecutors say Soules was driving a pickup that rear-ended a tractor about 8 p.m. Monday on Slater Avenue north of Aurora. The measure, which would have blocked the release of Soules' call, died in the state Senate after The Associated Press and other critics argued it would harm the public's right-to-know. (more...)
PACOM Commander Takes Blame for Carrier Carl Vinson Confusion
- April 27, 2017

A statement from the South Korean military said the live-fire exercises were underway in the Wonsan region in the east of the country, but gave no details on what kinds of weapons and military units took part in the drill. The Pacific commander said that he was taking Kim Jong Un at his word that the North Korean leader is determined to develop a long-range nuclear missile that could strike the U.S. (more...)
HomeNewsSeveral Challenges Waiting for Sec. Sonny Perdue
- April 26, 2017

Department of Agriculture", Bishop, who represents the largely agriculture 2nd District of Georgia, said. The Senate confirmed the former Georgia Governor on Monday, but it's unclear when he will be sworn in. The former Governor of Georgia will be in charge of leading a federal agency with a $150 billion budget and big issues to deal with on food and agriculture. (more...)
Women Made The DNC & Bernie Sanders Realize Reproductive Rights Are Non-Negotiable
- April 25, 2017

Will it be able to attract and successfully organize a diverse coalition of persons and organizations IN OMAHA sufficient to assure the election of Heath Mello, 37, the Democratic candidate? It reinforces, though, the question at the heart of Perez's tenure: What should the Democratic Party be? "I am in the fight on economics because I think this is the heart of where we are as a party". (more...)

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