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Betsy DeVos's Confirmation Might Be in Trouble, But Probably Not

Every last GOP vote became critical when two Republican Senators, Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, announced they would oppose DeVos' nomination. But she also called her dissenting vote a "personal" decision. She has drawn the fire of teachers unions for her advocacy for charter schools and taxpayer-funded vouchers for private education. Read More »

Guards taken hostage by inmates at DE prison


Department of Correction Response Teams and the Delaware State Police responded to the situation at the male prison which houses 2,500 inmates with sections for minimum, medium and maximum security. Vaughn prison is Delaware's largest prison. It is also serves as the pretrial detention center for Kent County. He said he has not heard of incidents at any other state prison. Read More »

Frontier adds 3 new non-stop flights from CVG, including one to NYC

The low-priced carrier will have approximately 93 weekly flights out of the airport, which is almost double the number of weekly flights Frontier had past year at this time. The new routes, which will be scheduled for a few times a week, are scheduled to begin in April and May, depending on the destination, and include discounted introductory fares. Read More »

Three new breeds are ready to run with Westminster pack


The American Hairless Terrier , the Pumi and the Sloughi will all take part for the first time in 2017. The pumi, the sloughi and the American hairless terrier will be newcomers at this month's Westminster Kennel Club dog show, competing among as many as 202 breeds and varieties for the coveted best in show award. Read More »

Los Angeles police solve 1976 murder of singer Bill Medley's ex-wife

The Klass death investigation had boggled investigators since 1976 when she was found unconscious, raped and strangled with her pantyhose after dropping off her two sons at school. Telling reporters he was "more rattled today than I've been for years", Medley thanked law enforcement officers and said he had held out hope that Klaas' killer would be identified, but had come to terms with the possibility that the slaying may never be solved. Read More »

Moose falls into basement

A moose fell through a basement window in Hailey on Saturday evening. Finally, they sedated the moose and she was carried out without injury. Which, apparently, is to call in the Idaho Fish and Game . "It woke up in the snow-covered street, groggy and confused, but free", Fish and Game said . The Blaine County Sheriff's Dept . said recent snow has forced the animals into towns and closer to homes, which is likely why the moose ended up in the family's home. Read More »

Maura Healey follows viral Trump tweet with federal lawsuit over immigration order

The lawsuit claims Trump's order is unconstitutional because it takes away rights without due process, discriminates against people based on their country of origin and religion, and infringes on the sovereign authority of MA. "Rather than protecting our national security, it stigmatizes those who would lawfully emigrate to our state", Healey said in a statement . Healey's action joins a federal case in the U.S. Read More »

Uber users delete app over Trump ban


The controversial executive order from President Donald Trump left refugees returning to the USA detained in airports across the country, spurring protests nationwide (again). The company has announced it will donate $1 million over the next four years to help oppose the immigration ban. Kalanick is a member of Trump's business advisory group, which will have its first meeting this Friday, he said. Read More »

De Blasio: It's Okay To Protect Undocumented Drunk Drivers

The order imposes a 120-day suspension of the entire U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and a 90-day ban on all entry to the United States from countries with terrorism concerns. "We're not going to see families torn apart over a minor offense". "We also know that the wealthiest among us have every reason to expect a major new tax break at the federal level given the proposals already put forward by President Trump and Congress", de Blasio stated. Read More »

6 dead after 'terrorist' attack at Quebec mosque


However he also "likes" the NDP and former leader Jack Layton. "Legal procedures are now underway and we can not make any comment on the identity of the suspects", Royal Canadian Mounted Police national security superintendent Martin Plante told a news conference. Read More »

Sia, Jack Antonoff respond to immigration ban by matching fans' ACLU donations


A federal judge in NY blocked part of Trump's order Saturday, giving an emergency stay to those who were being held at airports nationwide over the immigration ban in response to the ACLU lawsuit . U.S. Customs officials at many of those airports, including John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, had detained individuals who were en route to the U.S. Read More »

Judges Temporarily Halt Part of Trump's Executive Order


Visa categories for diplomats, including the United Nations, are excepted. Mr Trump was also criticised by some Republican insiders who accused the White House of causing chaos by giving no advanced warning of the executive order . During the 90 days, the US government will decide how things will work after April 27. Rev. Scott Arbeiter, the president of World Relief, the humanitarian arm of National Association of Evangelicals which has helped resettle thousands of Muslim refugees, ... Read More »

GM, Honda Alliance Intent in Bringing Fuel Cell Technology Mainstream

But Mark Reuss , GM executive vice president-Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, says the automaker will not make long-term investment decisions based on chatter around future regulatory environments. GM is now demonstrating the capability of fuel cells across a range of land, sea and air applications. California has perhaps the most extensive network of hydrogen refueling stations in the country, but even in the Golden State there are not many gas stations that have ... Read More »

Trump's treatment of Mexico is 'amateur hour'


Pena Nieto was supposed to meet Trump next Tuesday, but following an address yesterday where he stated that Mexico will refuse to pay for the wall, Trump suggested on Twitter that the meeting should be cancelled "If Mexico is unwilling to pay". Read More »

Trump signs order to keep out 'radical Islamic terrorists'

Officials told the website that some of the options likely to be presented to Trump - like "significantly" more USA troops on the ground and more aid to Kurdish fighters battling the terror group - were ones previously given to former President Barack Obama but that his administration didn't employ. Read More »

United States soldier killed in Yemen during al-Qaeda base raid

Trump added, "Americans are saddened this morning with news that a life of a heroic service member has been taken in our fight against the evil of radical Islamic terrorism". The name of the killed USA serviceman has yet to be released. An official with al-Qaida corroborated the killings, describing the attack as a "massacre". Read More »

Trump's Pentagon chief orders F-35, Air Force One reviews


The F-35 review ordered by Mattis will include looking for ways to reduce costs and a comparison of F-35 to the F-18, according to a Pentagon memo. The review of the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program - the Pentagon's formal name for the Air Force One replacement - will aim to reduce the cost of the program by potentially lowering requirements in areas such as autonomy, power generation, cooling, survivability and communications, Mattis wrote in a second memo. Read More »

Officials Warn of New "Can You Hear Me Now" Phone Scam


Then they will say, "Can you hear me?' in which you will say "yes.' While saying 'yes" is a typical reaction, your 'yes" will be used to book services as a verbal agreement. The Federal Communications Commission can help with charges on a phone bill. "Can you hear this call clearly". There are also instances of questions like "are you the homeowner" or "do you pay the bills" being used. Read More »

Madeleine Albright Joining Gloria Steinem on 'Muslim Registry'

Albright is not alone in her public proclamation that she would register as Muslim in protest. "America must remain open to people of all faiths & backgrounds", she added. It is anticipated the president will sign another executive order as soon as Thursday blocking visas from nations such as Iraq, Syria, Iran and Libya for at least 30 days, according to the Associated Press . Read More »

How do LGBTI Aboriginal Australians really feel about Australia Day?


Australia is the only Commonwealth country to not acknowledge the First Peoples - still, after more than 200 years later. Many argue that the day merely serves to emphasise the divide between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, so there are increasing calls for the government to change the date - many have started boycotting the 26th. Read More »

Senate Democrats set to unveil a Trump-style infrastructure plan


Democrats estimate the package would create 15 million jobs during the 10-year plan, and a "made in the U.S.A." requirement would boost steel mills and other industries. He told the Syracuse Post-Standard editorial board in 2016 that the 35 percent tax rate on US corporations overseas could be decreased so additional profits would be spent domestically, thus creating an "infrastructure bank" within the Treasury. Read More »

Palestinians say Obama's last-minute $221 million payout frozen by Trump


Although Congress had approved the Palestinian funding in 2015 and 2016, at least two GOP lawmakers placed holds on it because of the Palestinian Authority's requests to join worldwide organizations. government. The news came as it was announced Mr Trump's administration was in the "beginning stages" of discussing a plan to move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Read More »

Virginia Beach Mom, Kids Missing After Blind Date


The green Jeep Cherokee Monica Lamping was driving was last seen traveling through the Portsmouth Downtown Tunnel around 2 a.m. on Sunday. Adding to Bogart's anxiety: On Sunday morning, she learned that Monica's house had been destroyed by a fire and that the Virginia Beach Fire Department had been unable to locate the family. Read More »

UVa past No. 16 Notre Dame

The Cavaliers' triumph meant Virginia now has won all five meetings against the Irish since Notre Dame began ACC play-by an average of 14 points per decision. But the Irish didn't have an answer for Perrantes, who made five 3-pointers. "Especially when you try to drive, they're always there - they know when to gap and when to get back". Read More »

GOP chairman denies request for second DeVos hearing


During the hearing, Democrats such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, grilled DeVos over her affluent background, as well as her lack of knowledge of public schools and federal study loans. Why not nominate Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College , an institution that receives zero federal funding? President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Department of Education, Besty DeVos, has started on rocky foot. Read More »

Sunny skies back in the forecast, if only for a little bit

South wind around 10 miles per hour becoming northwest after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. That chance of rain increases from 30 percent to 90 percent after 7 p.m. Thursday Night: Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Friday - A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high at 39. Read More »