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Marchers use Trump's 100th day to protest climate policies


Participants said they're objecting to Trump's rollback of restrictions on mining, oil drilling and greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants, among other things. Many of those who came together on the Common carried signs like "Make America Green Again", "There's No Plan (et) "B" and "Our Environment Trumps Your Wealth". Read More »

Court Rules Same-Sex Couple Can Seek Damages Against Kim Davis


Davis recently dropped her case against Kentucky, in which she claimed the state was violating her First Amendment rights. "The district court's characterization of this case as simply contesting the "no marriage licenses" policy is inaccurate because Ermold and Moore did not seek an injunction-they sought only damages", wrote Circuit Judge Karen Nelson Moore. Read More »

Dose: Wizards, Celtics win


One play, in particular, involved Millsap getting pulled to the floor on an offensive rebound , drawing the foul and making the basket. Heading into halftime, Washington outscored their opponents 27-24 and took a one-point lead at halftime. Read More »

Recovery efforts underway following deadly storms in the South, Midwest

Sixteen months after a rare Christmas week flood devastated towns along the Meramec River near St. Louis, sandbags were rapidly piling up again Monday as the small but flood-prone river streamed over its banks, part of the aftermath of brutal weekend storms that also includes an ongoing search for two missing children in Arkansas. Read More »

Race not factor in San Diego pool party shooting

The comments come as an about face after initial speculation that the shooting at the La Jolla Crossroads Apartments complex may have been a hate crime during a pool party. At around 6:07pm, the San Diego police department received many calls from several witnesses of the shooting. 'We do know that he was on the cell phone talking with his ex-girlfriend while he was continuing to shoot'. Read More »

Zuckerberg for president? You can't dine out on that


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in Madison Sunday, according to a post on his official Facebook page . Eating the second brat, of course. On Christmas day previous year, Zuckerberg - who previously declared himself an atheist on Facebook - said in a response to a Facebook comment that he now believes " religion is very important ". Read More »

Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart


Leewas the state's first inmate put to death in more than a decade. It put to death Ledell Lee last week in the state's first execution since 2005. A vigil took place outside Arkansas Gov. "I forgive my executioners; somebody has to do it", wrote Jones, who had a leg amputated in prison because of diabetes and uses a wheelchair. His execution followed a flurry of court rulings Thursday, capped by the US Supreme Court's denial of multiple requests for stays of execution. Read More »

Formula One: Hamilton 'real struggle' as Ferrari end Mercedes run

Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen had 331.1 and the Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was at 330.3. The German's first pole position in Russian Federation, the 47th of his career, is also Ferrari's first since he secured the top spot at the Singapore Grand Prix in 2015 and converted it into victory. Read More »

Trump won't get House OK of health bill before his 100th day

DeMonnin says she and her organization are also frustrated because the bill includes an exemption for members of Congress, so that they can not be charged higher premiums for pre-existing conditions. That might not happen, however, because the revisions the GOP has been making to its American Health Care Act appear to have been primarily created to placate the House Freedom Caucus, a far-right collection of Republicans who resolutely opposed the original version of the bill. Read More »

Ann Coulter a no-show at raucous but peaceful Berkeley rally

A man looks on as opposing factions gather over the cancellation of conservative commentator Ann Coulter's speech at the University of California, Berkeley, in Berkeley, California, April 27, 2017. Let us be clear: blame for the cancellation of Ann Coulter's speech at the UC Berkeley campus does not rest exclusively on the shoulders of any individual. Read More »

A Coke button? Trump reportedly orders Coca-Cola at push of a buzzer


However, this is the first known instance of a president installing a red call button on the Resolute Desk itself, and apparently using it to order soda. On Monday, the Associated Press published a piece on Trump's first 100 days, including quotes from Trump about his time in the Oval Office being a "different kind of a presidency". Read More »

Cops: Missing Woman Found in Neighbor's Inescapable Pit


He was arrested around 8am on Wednesday after he emerged from his house at 113 Central Avenue "like he was going for a stroll", seemingly unaware that the police had been staked outside for hours. Reinbolt told the Wilmington Journal News,"It would appear to me that Mr. Dunn is in need of some sort of psychiatric treatment". Reinbolt was talking about Dennis Dunn, a 45-year-old man with a history of mental health issues and interactions with police. Read More »

Israel indicts hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers


He was arrested in Israel in March after a joint investigation by the FBI and Israeli police. The DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation both declined to comment further. The teenager is accused of being behind similar threats in New Zealand and Australia. Kadar threatened the Israeli consulate in Miami and a hospital in New Jersey, causing evacuations of both buildings, the indictment says. Read More »

ESPN laying off 100 on-air employees

You are invited to download the full, up-to-the-minute list of 220 Zacks Rank #1 "Strong Buys" free of charge. According to a Sporting News report , many on-air personalities, including those from "SportsCenter", are asking management to keep their jobs in exchange for a reduced pay. Read More »

Ann Coulter cancels Berkeley speech after losing conservative groups' support

The Berkeley College Republicans, which had invited Coulter, also filed a federal lawsuit against the university, alleging it was discriminating against conservative speakers and violating students' rights to free speech. A university spokesman spoke to the Times , saying it was an issue of security. "I'm speaking at Berkeley on April 27th, as I was invited to do and have a contract to do", tweeted Coulter, who was invited to speak by campus Republicans. Read More »

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 »