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NC Senate committee approves compromise to class size bill


Republicans on the Colorado Senate Finance Committee killed the session's most important bill that resulted from months of negotiations to address the state's ailing transportation system. Republicans late Monday unveiled compromise legislation to prevent North Carolina school districts from potentially having to cut supplemental programs or that could cause crowding in other classrooms next fall. Read More »

Government costs could rise $2.3 bln without Obamacare payments


He has been noncommittal as to whether a vote would need to happen this week and possibly tangle up passing a bill to keep the government open. Ever aware of the consequences, House Speaker Paul Ryan says passing a spending bill is his primary goal this week - even as the White House is urging the GOP to resuscitate last month's failed attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and the president is making a fresh push on a tax overhaul . Read More »

Randolph Alles to Be Named Secret Service Director


In January, he became acting deputy commissioner of the entire Customs and Border Protection agency, a job that is considered the same as chief operating officer. That the choice appears to be a Secret Service outsider will most likely appease critics of the agency, who have argued in recent years that only someone from outside its culture could bring about the kinds of changes needed to set it on sure footing. Read More »

North Carolina watches rising rivers after rain


A band of heavy rain intensified and focused in parts of central and eastern North Carolina overnight Monday into early Tuesday. Smithfield town spokesman Tim Kerigan said in an email that the body couldn't immediately be recovered because of fast-moving water. Read More »

New Orleans to take down Confederate statues

It came as some Southern states celebrated Confederate Memorial Day , although Louisiana is not among them. The Liberty Place monument taken down Monday was an 1891 obelisk honoring the Crescent City White League, which tried to overthrow a biracial Reconstruction government in New Orleans after the Civil War. Read More »

Is Georgia election a sign of a Democratic comeback?


DuBose Porter, chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party, said the 6th District offers the ideal setting for state and national Democrats to prove their momentum heading into 2018. Ossoff was quick to declare "a victory for the ages" for Democrats. The proof will be in how many voters they turned out who didn't show up in November. Read More »

Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges


The 29-year-old Tennessee native said Cummins used a fake name and said they had lost everything in a fire in Colorado and needed a place to stay. "It is important to note that these allegations do not involve force, threats, or coercion of any sort", Galloway said in an email to Reuters. Read More »

FDNY firefighter dies in five story plunge in Queens


Tolley, one of over 100 responding firefighters at the scene, was immediately taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where he died of his injuries, according to FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro. The investigation into the firefighter's fall is ongoing. The band called Tolley "their supplier of insane laughter" on its Facebook page Other neighbors, like Jack Rewkowski, whose uncle was with the FDNY, shared in their grief. Read More »

Justice Department calls New York City 'soft on crime'

Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a fiery challenge to President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday night, demanding they come to New York City and tell police officers to their faces that they city was - as the Justice Department alleged - "soft on crime". Read More »

2 more charged in Michigan genital mutilation investigation


Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Farida Attar , were arrested just one week after officials arrested another Michigan-based doctor, Jumama Nagarwala, for performing FGM . The video shows Attar handing Nagarwala a white bag before they both enter the clinic together, the documents state. The Burhani clinic is along Farmington Road on the edge of a neighborhood north of Five Mile. Read More »

Battle for Berkeley: Will Ann Coulter spark another clash?


Coulter had been scheduled to speak on the liberal campus April 27 at the invitation of Berkeley's College Republicans, but the university postponed the engagement due to fears of violent protests like the ones set off by a scheduled appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos in February. Read More »

White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill


Dan Donovan, a moderate New York Republican who says he's a "no" on the bill, told Politico . "We're doing very well on health care", Trump said in news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., a leader of the moderate House Tuesday Group, said it "does nothing to change my views". "We've learned a lesson on arbitrary deadlines". Read More »

NFL Schedule Released For All 32 Teams


Pay particular attention to the Eagles game. The Chiefs have not won at Foxborough since 1990, a stretch that includes six straight losses, including a playoff game in the 2015 season. The Patriots will unveil the Super Bowl LI championship banner that night as part of a special pregame ceremony. Lay the points with the Silver and Black in this spot. Read More »

Video Captures Big Rig Dragging Car on 15 Freeway


When Steimke approached the truck driver once he had stopped, asking him why he continued to drive, he got a simple response. A 34-year-old driver had the ride of his life after a collision left his vehicle wedged underneath a semi-truck that continued to drive along Interstate 5 in the El Cajon pass. Read More »

US Judge Signs Baltimore Police Deal; Justice Department Objects


David Prater is a representative from Disability Rights Maryland. Since his confirmation as the nation's top law enforcement official, Sessions had expressed doubts over the veracity of an Obama DOJ report of police abuses in Baltimore and signaled his intention to relitigate the 19 other consent decrees that the Justice Department is party to. Read More »

Judge orders Auburn to let white nationalist Spencer speak


A "While Mr. Spencer's beliefs and message are controversial, Auburn presented no evidence that Mr. Spencer advocates violence", U.S. District Court Judge W. The hosting of white supremacist Richard Spencer at Alabama college Auburn University on April 18 was certainly not received well by students. This afternoon, a federal judge ruled that Auburn must allow Spencer to speak in the Foy Auditorium tonight. Read More »

O'Reilly out at Fox News Channel, still denies allegations

Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet, called for 21st Century Fox to make the results of its investigation of the accusations against O'Reilly public. Welcome to Fox News in the Donald Trump era. The New York Times reported earlier this month that O'Reilly, Fox and 21st Century had paid $13 million in settlements to five accusers. Read More »

Playground case touches on separation of church and state


And I would have thought that that's a pretty strong principle in our constitutional law. That, essentially, is the question the U.S. Supreme Court will answer in the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Esbeck said that the two courts interpreted the section literally, and that interpretation would stand if the Supreme Court upholds the decision. Mittman went on to say church versus state should continue to be enforced. Read More »

NCAA Awards FSU 2022 Golf Regional Championships


After the Division III meet was hosted in Conroe, Texas this past season, the meet will move to the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana, before camping in Greensboro for the next two seasons. The Auburn University Club will host a pair of NCAA regionals with the first coming in 2019. In 2021, we will host the men's Frozen Four at PPG Paints Area. Read More »

Trump raised $149.6 million for inauguration, doubling Obama's record

On Tuesday, a Federal Election Commission filing revealed that the Las Vegas Sands casino owner and anti-online gambling curmudgeon had contributed $5m to Trump's coming out party in Washington this January. Steve Wynn donated $729,217 in entertainment through Wynn Resorts. Trump struggled to raise large sums of money for much of the campaign, though the report shows a large number of traditional donors and companies in recent months making amends by funding his inauguration. Read More »

That 'Armada' Heading To North Korea? Actually, It Sailed South

The ship that was coming to take on North Korea is making a stopover first. The US military initially said in a statement dated April 10 that Admiral Harry Harris, the commander of Pacific Command, directed the Vinson strike group "to sail north and report on station in the Western Pacific". Read More »

No need for Trump's approval to use massive bomb


Afghan Defence Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said no civilians were harmed in the massive blast that targeted the network of caves and tunnels, which had been heavily mined. Some residents in areas of Achin recently liberated from Islamic State occupation welcomed Thursday's strike, which hit headlines around the world and has been widely interpreted as a deliberate show of strength by U.S. Read More »

United Kingdom snap election may boost Scottish independence hopes, Sturgeon says


THERESA May has made a " huge political miscalculation " in calling a snap election, Nicola Sturgeon warned, as she said the vote could strengthen the case for a second Scottish independence referendum. That's a position which served them well in the 2016 election to the Holyrood parliament when they overtook Labour to become the second largest party in Scotland. Read More »

Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions


Griffen issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the state from using its supply of vecuronium bromide after a company said it had sold the drug to the state for medical purposes, not capital punishment. A state judge earlier Friday blocked the state from using a lethal injection drug, a move that could also halt the executions altogether. Lawyers for the inmates challenged the use of midazolam, which was involved in flawed executions elsewhere, as well as the shortened timeframe. Read More »

Oklahoma sheriff's deputy dies after shooting


He was taken to a hospital, where he died. The sheriff said Wade was "a warrior". He says Wade was coherent enough after the shooting to give investigators information about the gunman. Vincent said LeForce was found in a nearby outbuilding, where he surrendered to authorities. Wade was married with three children and had worked for the sheriff's office about three years. Read More »

Gas Prices in Lincoln are Up


While average prices are far below their five-year average, they remain notably higher than last year. The national average price stands at its highest mark since September 5, 2015, mainly the result of oil rising $6 more per barrel over the past few weeks along with a decline in inventories and rising tensions in the Middle East, according to Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. Read More »

Alex Jones 'playing a character,' says lawyer


Her legal team got permission from the judge to play certain clips from the show during the trial as part of their argument that he's not fit to be a parent. Jones has become an unlikely force in the Donald Trump era. Daily, Jones engages in radicalizing his supporters - could it be argued that he is placing his children in harm's way by exposing them, too, to his "entertainment"? That's what the radio and internet personality's attorneys appear to be claiming in a bitter custody case ... Read More »

Phila. schools on lockdown, reports of sightings of Facebook killing suspect

Detectives late Sunday obtained a warrant charging Stephens with aggravated murder in the death of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. Stephens is believed to be armed and unsafe, police said . "This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook", a Facebook spokesperson told Buzzfeed. And nine schools were locked down Monday in Philadelphia, a more than six-hour drive from Cleveland , as police investigated possible sightings of Stephens. Read More »

Germany says tight referendum result a big responsibility for Erdogan


An global observer mission that monitored the voting also found irregularities, saying the conduct of Sunday's referendum "fell short" of the worldwide standards. The U.S. State Department said it had taken note of the European monitors' concerns and looked forward to a final report, urging the Turkish government to protect the rights and freedoms of all citizens, however they voted. Read More »

Elimination Night on 'SNL': Jared Kushner vs. Steve Bannon


Pence replies, "Sir, I love when you joke so casually about North Korea". Then Pence informs him that his top advisers have been at each other's throats, and he must do something about it. "Now, just...fix everything". You will get to keep advising me. For its first live show coast-to-coast, " Saturday Night Live " brought out Jimmy Fallon as Jared Kushner and Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer as the Easter Bunny. Read More »