New Orleans Begins Confederate-Monument Removal

Apr 25, 2017

The controversial removal was the first of four scheduled relocations of Confederate memorials in the city, despite weeks of opposition from pro-monument groups and threats against workers. "The statue was put up to honor the killing of police officers by white supremacists", said Landrieu at a press briefing shortly after the monument was removed.


Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

Apr 25, 2017

Tad Cummins was charged with kidnapping 15-year old Elizabeth Thomas. Family members who have spent time with Elizabeth Thomas after her return to Tennessee say she told them the 48 hours before her rescue were the most traumatic. There was not availability to food all the time, is the understanding. "He's done this disgusting thing, that he has to pay for", she told NBC News.


Firefighter dies after fall from burning New York City apartment building

Apr 24, 2017

Tolley was rushed to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn after the fall, but to no avail. The fire, which a city official characterized as a relatively minor second-alarm fire, was placed under control at 3 p.m. Tolley's wake is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday next week at Chapey and Son's Funeral Home in Bethpage. "Compounding the tragic loss of Firefighter Tolley's life is that the fire he responded to and fought bravely could have been prevented", said Fire Commissioner Nigro ...


Capitol Police arrest 4/20 activists allegedly passing out pot

Apr 23, 2017

Working on Capitol Hill could come with a new job perk this 4/20: two free marijuana joints . DCMJ tweeted the arrests were for distributing on federal ground, and included a map showing where they were stationed, writing, "We weren't on federal property!" Advocates plan to light up joints on the steps of the U.S.


Two more arrested in MI genital mutilation case

Apr 23, 2017

A complaint filed in Michigan's Eastern District Court claimed that Fakhruddin and Farida Attar , along with Nagarwala "and others known and unknown", were members of a "conspiracy to commit FGM ". The complaint filed against Nagarwala last week had said federal agents reviewed her telephone records and further investigation revealed that parents of two minor girls had travelled to MI.


UC Berkeley reverses decision, allows Ann Coulter to deliver speech

Apr 23, 2017

Mogulof said campus police learned that some of the groups that appeared to be responsible for the violence last weekend and at the Yiannopoulos event "planned to target the appearance of Ann Coulter on campus". The relatively small town of Berkeley has only a few venues that could accommodate large crowds, and some property owners would be reticent to rent out their space given the violence that has repeatedly ensued over the past three months when other right-wing groups have staged ...


Scientists prepare to march on Trump

Apr 22, 2017

Scientists and climate activists opposed to the Trump administration are bringing their message to the streets of Washington . Held at Asbury Park on the New Jersey shore, this beach cleanup is a collaboration with the Women's March Asbury Park and the Asbury Park Environmental Tree and Shade Commission.


Charity worker returns to USA after being detained in Egypt

Apr 22, 2017

According to White House officials who spoke with The New York Times , Trump took an interest in Hijazi's case after being briefed about it ahead of Egyptian President Abdel el Sisi's visit. Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American woman, as flown back to the United States on Thursday on a USA military plane, accompanied by a top White House official, a senior administration official said.


Kansas outcome a warning to GOP as Georgia contest nears

Apr 21, 2017

Kansas 4th District congressional Democratic candidate James Thompson, right, does some last-minute campaigning at The Anchor, a popular downtown restaurant, in downtown Wichita , Kan., over lunchtime Monday, April 10, 2017. "He hasn't been in long enough to make a judgment". A drag on Estes' performance, however, was governor Sam Brownback, whose veto of bipartisan legislation to expand healthcare in the state survived a challenge in the legislature earlier this month.


White Nationalist Richard Spencer Will Be Permitted To Speak At Auburn University

Apr 21, 2017

But following discussions by the university with law enforcement, Auburn canceled his speaking event. "This is a moment to savor", Spencer said in a video shot outside the Montgomery courthouse and posted to Twitter after the ruling. Whether it's offensive rhetoric, offensive flyers around campus, or inappropriate remarks on social media, we will not allow the efforts of individuals or groups to undermine Auburn's core values of inclusion and diversity and challenge the ideals ...


Bill O'Reilly once wrote a novel about a killer TV journalist

Apr 20, 2017

O'Reilly is now on vacation in Italy, a break he announced live on air and said he booked in the fall past year, before the allegations broke. "But you have to put some spine back into the Murdoch family and the Fox News Channel board because you are about to lose Bill O'Reilly".


Missouri Gov. Allows Religious Institutes to Apply for Grants

Apr 20, 2017

And, depending on how narrowly the Supreme Court rules, the outcome of the case could have implications in other parts of the country as well-particularly in the 38 states that now uphold Blaine Amendments , laws that prevent their governments from giving any financial aid to religiously-affiliated institutions.


Venezuelans gearing up for 'mother of all marches' against President Maduro

Apr 20, 2017

There were no other details immediately available. As of last week, five protesters - including a 13-year-old boy - had died of injuries suffered in fights with riot police. Maduro is boosting the number of armed supporters in hopes of keeping control over the country from what he labels "imperialist aggression". "This is like a chess game and each side is moving whatever pieces they can", said Machuca, her face covered in a white, sticky substance to protect herself from the noxious ...


It was huge: Trump inaugural drew slew of top-dollar checks

Apr 20, 2017

Federal Election Commission. The inaugural committee said it would start winding down the organization once it submits paperwork to the Federal Election Commission. AT&T gave $2 million, plus $82,483 in mobile equipment and software. But it did promise to "identify and evaluate charities that will receive contributions left from the excess monies raised".


MIAA, several institutions tabbed to host national championships

Apr 20, 2017

The Razorbacks will host both the men's and women's NCAA golf championships at The Blessings in Fayetteville in 2019. LSU has been awarded an NCAA gymnastics regional as well as men's and women's golf regionals that will be held between the 2018-19 and 2021-22 academic years, it was announced Tuesday.


Patriots' Gronk crashes the White House briefing

Apr 20, 2017

Brady did not elaborate on the family issue. Reports suggest Brady's mother is in town from California and he has chosen to spend time with her. "He's tough, he's smart, and he's got a great heart". "They said you couldn't do it". New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski crashed Sean Spicer's White House press briefing on Wednesday, on the day that the Super Bowl champs were visiting the White House .


Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94

Apr 19, 2017

Afghan Defence Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said no civilians were harmed in the massive blast that targeted a network of caves and tunnels that had been heavily mined. He added: "Still, from a strategic standpoint, there is an unsettling takeaway here: The US pulled off a huge shock-and-awe mission against an enemy that isn't even the top threat to the US in Afghanistan".


Ruth Davidson: General election will show SNP is a party 'going downhill'

Apr 19, 2017

Vice Convener and journalist Lesley Riddoch said: "For every Scot who wants to stay in Europe and have the option of a second independence referendum, this snap election must mean the return of an independence supporting MP in every Scottish seat".


Judge halts Arkansas plan to execute 8 inmates in 11 days

Apr 19, 2017

A spokesman for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said even if the Arkansas Supreme Court vacates Griffen's temporary restraining order, Arkansas would still be barred from executing inmates because of Baker's Saturday ruling. The company said a temporary restraining order issued by a Pulaski County judge preventing Arkansas from using the drug is no longer necessary now that a federal judge has halted the state's executions, which were set to begin Monday.


Sheriff's deputy shot, killed while serving eviction notice in Oklahoma

Apr 19, 2017

Wade was taken to OU Medical's trauma center by helicopter, but later died of his injuries. Officials told our affiliates KFOR that deputy was shot multiple times near I-35 and Mulhall Road in Logan County, Oklahoma. Vincent said LeForce was found in a nearby outbuilding, where he surrendered to authorities. Oklahoma City police said the stolen auto was last seen driving south on Henney Road from Oklahoma State Highway 33 in Logan County.


Talk-radio host Alex Jones argues persona in custody dispute

Apr 18, 2017

In response, Wilhite said that using Jones' Infowars persona to evaluate his client's fitness as a father would be "like judging Jack Nicholson in a custody dispute based on his performance as the Joker in Batman ". Jones has since claimed to have heard from Trump since his inauguration, including with invitations to the White House press pool and Mar-a-Lago, though neither Jones nor his InfoWars staff have yet been spotted at either.


Things You Need To Know About The Cleveland Facebook Shooter

Apr 18, 2017

They say Stephens should be considered armed and unsafe. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said that no other victims of Stephens' are known at this time . Kortemeyer declined to say if Stephens had any disciplinary issues during his nine years at Beech Brook . Thirty-seven-year-old Steve Stephens is wanted on a charge of aggravated murder in the death of Robert Godwin Sr.


Public to weigh in on consent decree Thursday

Apr 17, 2017

Baltimore's solicitor David Ralph said at a public hearing on Thursday that when the city, police department and federal government negotiated the plan, it was created to fight crime and protect civil rights. The DOJ reached an agreement with Newark in 2016 to drastically reform its police force after a federal probe uncovered civil rights abuses by officers.


SNL's Trump Chooses Kushner Over Bannon in Cold Open

Apr 17, 2017

Alec Baldwin returned to "Saturday Night Live" this week for a cold open featuring some of the show's strong (white male, as the current White House kind of calls for) impersonation talent. McCarthy's Spicer delivered a belligerent apology from a podium, but also berated the press for inflating the incident. "Everybody shut up so I can apologize".


Cleveland police searching for suspect who broadcast killing on Facebook

Apr 17, 2017

Stephens is believed to be armed and unsafe. He is bald with a full beard. He was last seen wearing a dark blue and gray or black striped polo shirt and drives a white or cream colored SUV. Cleveland CBS affiliate News 19 reports that police and emergency medical services are swarming the Cleveland State area as a precaution and several streets are on lockdown.


Tax Day marches call on Trump to release income tax returns

Apr 16, 2017

Organizers said they stuck with the traditional April 15 Tax Day for the marches because as a Saturday it would draw more attendance, even though this year's income tax filing deadline was pushed back to Tuesday. Saturday's tax marches appear to be the largest since the Women's March in January, which saw thousands and thousands of protesters come together across cities in the United States, marching together in a sea pink as a show of resistance.


District attorney: New developments in slain jogger case

Apr 16, 2017

Early said the DNA match was confirmed Friday. Sources told WBZ-TV (Channel 4) that Angel Cordero Ortiz, 31, was arrested overnight and was being held at the State Police barracks in Millbury. " Vanessa Marcotte was a much loved member of the Google team, working in our NY office for the a year ago and a half, and known for her ubiquitous smile, passion for volunteer work and love of Boston sports", a Google spokesperson said previously.


SOMA Action Joining NYC Tax March Demanding Trump's Returns April 15

Apr 15, 2017

Whether he'd benefit from his own tax reform proposals: The Trump administration has indicated it is working on a new tax reform plan. Trump admitted to sales-tax cheating in 1983 after he bought more than $65,000 of jewelry at Bulgari, across the street from newly open Trump Tower, and having empty boxes sent to a CT address so he could evade more than $4,000 of taxes.


Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'

Apr 15, 2017

Let the Congressional Budget Office score the cost of Medicare for everybody. "It's the single-biggest problem facing the exchanges", said Rachel Sachs , a health law professor at Washington University in St. "It's all very precarious for me". The Trump administration has said it would continue to make the payments while the lawsuit is being litigated, but has not decided what to do afterward.


Iowa gun laws expanded

Apr 15, 2017

Part of the bill went into effect Thursday. Gov. Terry Branstad, the long-serving Republican governor whom President Donald Trump selected to be the ambassador to China, has hinted that he's inclined to sign the bill, calling it "reasonable" legislation that he "could support".


Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

Apr 15, 2017

The law signed Thursday by the president began in the House and narrowly passed the Senate, only after Vice President Pence stepped in to cast the tie-breaking vote late last month. According to its 2013-2014 annual report , the industrial abortionist giant received $528.4 million dollars in taxpayer federal funding for the year ending June 30, 2014.


Civil rights groups alarmed over retreat on police reforms

Apr 15, 2017

The city's 2014 settlement with the Justice Department included numerous reforms, and a federal monitor noted in his latest report that "a substantial amount of work lies ahead" for the police force. They hold our feet to the fire and they don't expire when Kevin Davis is no longer the commissioner. Officials with the city of Portland are still trying to determine what the memo means.


McCain: Russia Cooperated With Syria in Chemical Attack

Apr 14, 2017

Germany is ready to support Serbia's on its way to joining the EU, Gabriel said after meeting Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday. As for the massive protests that have sprung up in response to Vucic's election, which opposition voices say he won only through manipulation and suppression, Gabriel told the Serbian leader to "get used to it".


Justice Gorsuch Ushers In a New Era

Apr 14, 2017

Further easing Gorsuch's transition is that his former boss, Justice Anthony Kennedy, remains on the court. "In that regard, Judge Gorsuch is as good as it gets", Kennedy says. Gorsuch's confirmation marks the first major success for President Trump in the Republican-controlled legislature. Republicans vowed to not confirmed whomever Obama nominated and made good on that promise by not giving Garland even a single Senate hearing past year.


More warmth, chance of thunderstorms expected for the midstate on Tuesday

Apr 14, 2017

Saturday Night: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2 a.m. It looks like winds will be an issue into Wednesday night with gusts around 40 miles per hour. High: 80-82. Thursday: Showers. High near 54. A few scattered rain showers are possible in the afternoon and evening. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.



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