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High school graduation rate hits record high of 83.2 percent High school graduation rate hits record high of 83.2 percent
- October 18, 2016

The 2014-15 four-year graduation rate increased by about one percentage point from the previous year. All states track high school graduation the same way - by comparing the number of entering freshmen with the number of diplomas four years later, while factoring in students who may leave the state. (more...)
Hacked Clinton campaign emails show Hacked Clinton campaign emails show "aggressive political animal", no smoking gun
- October 18, 2016

The leaked emails, including excerpts of previously secret speeches Clinton gave to Wall Street and a joke about Catholic, have embarrassed the Clinton campaign but so far been deeply overshadowed by Trump's leaked lewd remarks on women and the split of Republican Party as a result. (more...)
DOJ recommends major change for San Francisco PD
- October 16, 2016

The San Francisco police department disproportionately targets and uses force against African-American and Hispanic individuals, according to a U.S. federal investigation released Wednesday. "In the past 10 months, we have worked hard to put reforms in place", Lee said. The controversial call for San Francisco officers to be armed with Tasers will likely be met by continuing opposition. (more...)
18 homes destroyed in northern Nevada wildfire
- October 15, 2016

He said Friday was his birthday in a post on his Twitter account. More than 300 firefighters were battling the blaze that has charred about 3 square miles of brush and timber. Officials are suggesting that residents take precautions now by taking any large animals like horses to an equestrian center in Reno. The governor left a special session of the Legislature in Carson City to get a briefing on the situation. (more...)
Amazon adding 120000 workers to meet holiday demand Amazon adding 120000 workers to meet holiday demand
- October 14, 2016

Last year, the company created 100,000 seasonal positions, and brought more than 14,000 of those hires on as long-term employees after the holidays. Brick-and-mortar retailers such as Macy's, Target, and Kohl's will either scale back temporary employment or leave hiring goals unchanged. A lot of the increase in Amazon's warehouse activity and seasonal hiring, Piper Jaffray analysts say, comes from handling these third-party merchants' goods. (more...)
Arpaio's contempt case comes less than month before election Arpaio's contempt case comes less than month before election
- October 13, 2016

Prosecutors left open the possibility of other charges being filed against Arpaio , as well as his second-in-command Gerard Sheridan, Maricopa County Sheriff's Captain Steve Bailey and an Arpaio attorney, Michele Iafrate. Arpaio is accused of defying a judge's orders to end his immigration patrols in Arizona, which if convicted could lead to jail time, as Arpaio seeks another term as Maricopa County Sheriff in less than a month. (more...)
Vehicle runs down 5 protestors at Columbus Day protest in Northern Nevada
- October 12, 2016

The TV station quoted police as saying, the protesters were blocking traffic in the crosswalk when "a vehicle started edging toward them". The driver stopped several blocks away, and both he and a passenger in the truck are said to be cooperating with police. (more...)
Jim McElwain: Sankey: LSU vs Florida needs to be played Jim McElwain: Sankey: LSU vs Florida needs to be played
- October 12, 2016

Florida players had mixed emotions when they found out they weren't going to play. "Dodging a game? Wow". "I think what separates those great players on defense, especially on guys like this, is their relentless effort to play through the whistle", he said. (more...)
Philippines tells U.S. no joint patrols in South China Sea
- October 11, 2016

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told local media Friday that he told the us military that plans for joint patrols and naval exercises in the disputed South China Sea have been put on hold. The EU provides an estimated $65 million annually to the country. "I would be reconfiguring my foreign policy". " This year would be the last ", Duterte said of the joint military exercises in a speech Friday in the southern city of Davao. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew's punch still delivers pain to North Carolina
- October 11, 2016

But Cumberland County officials said in a news release that two other people around the city still haven't been seen in at least a day. Many communities that are under water now may remain inundated through the end of this week. McCrory says rescuers were looking for five people thought to be missing. It still had hurricane-force winds of 75 miles per hour. Elsewhere in her state, coastal officials asked evacuees to wait to return and Charleston residents raked out storm drains and cleared ... (more...)
Suspect named in killing of LA sheriff's deputy Suspect named in killing of LA sheriff's deputy
- October 10, 2016

Sheriff Jim McDonnell will meet today with the Owen family and with deputies at the Lancaster station. Following the shooting, Lovell searched Owen's body for his gun and then attempted to steal his patrol cruiser, which led to a shootout with another deputy on scene, according to investigators. (more...)
Hillary and Obama Should Apologize for ObamaCare
- October 08, 2016

Hillary Clinton appealed to voting mothers Tuesday outlining ways she hopes to curb gun violence as president and provide paid family leave and sick days for struggling working moms. The state's Republican Sen. The party has significantly stepped up its analytics and voter targeting operations since being outmatched by Democrats in the past two presidential elections, but the 2016 race is the first test of its strength in a national election. (more...)
LSU at Florida game postponed as Hurricane Matthew nears
- October 08, 2016

Richt has been involved in this series much longer than most - as a Miami player from 1978 through 1982, as a Florida State graduate assistant from 1985 through 1988, the Seminoles' quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator from 1990 through 2000, and now as the Hurricanes' head coach for the first time. (more...)
An Everett High School having troube finding football opponents An Everett High School having troube finding football opponents
- October 08, 2016

The staff of Cedar Park Christian High School in Washington made a decision to forfeit the game to the much bigger and stronger Archbishop Murphy School next week. We can't put our 5 foot 8 (inch), 125-pound quarterback up against their nose tackle who happens to be 6 feet 5 inches and over 330 pounds. "The competitor in me and the competitor in them does want to play the game", Dennis told the Everett Daily Herald . (more...)
2 clown mask-wearing men in 2 OR cities arrested 2 clown mask-wearing men in 2 OR cities arrested
- October 08, 2016

A parent police say wore a clown mask and followed an Auburn school bus full of kids on Tuesday is facing charges. The Portland Police Bureau said the assistant principal reported the suspect was also wearing boxing gloves. The David Douglas School District, where Floyd Light is located, posted a similar message on Facebook , saying, "Our administrators and Portland Police are aware of these concerns, and police have assured us that there is no credible threat". (more...)
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill coming to Thompson-Boling Arena in 2017 Tim McGraw, Faith Hill coming to Thompson-Boling Arena in 2017
- October 06, 2016

Hill and McGraw, both clad in tight black outfits, performed short solo sets of some of their biggest songs. The tour stops at PPG Paints Arena on October 12, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. Soul2Soul began in 2000, and a second tour in 2006 was "the highest grossing multi-year North American tour in country music history", according to the Scottrade Center. (more...)
South Carolina governor orders evacuation ahead of hurricane South Carolina governor orders evacuation ahead of hurricane
- October 05, 2016

The evacuation will start at around 3 p.m. local time on Wednesday. Central at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, which is some two hours inland. Nikki Haley has ordered an evacuation of many coastal communities and cancelled school in over half of the state in advance of Hurricane Matthew . (more...)
Gas explosion destroys Paterson, N.J., homes Gas explosion destroys Paterson, N.J., homes
- October 05, 2016

A powerful explosion rocked South Paterson on Tuesday morning when a house exploded after reports of gas leak. Officers arrived at the scene after the homeowner smelled gas and reported a leak. 'We shook, and we knew it wasn't a vehicle accident. Several cars also appeared to have suffered major damage. If it happened 10 minutes before it would have been a lot worse, ' he told the station. (more...)
Biden rips Trump over remarks about veterans Biden rips Trump over remarks about veterans
- October 05, 2016

A union that represents state, city and county officials is pouncing on the report that Donald Trump may not have paid taxes for two decades, running an analysis that it says details what Trump's taxes might have purchased, including body armor and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. (more...)
Clinton's remarks on young voters fuel new Trump pitch Clinton's remarks on young voters fuel new Trump pitch
- October 05, 2016

Clinton's comments were leaked from a 49-minute recording of a fundraiser she had in February, when she expressed that she felt sorry for young voters supporting Sanders, who she viewed as people who do not see any economic opportunities. He also acknowledged they still have differences in their policies, though, Hillary has made a great effort to include Bernie's proposals in her campaign such a plan to increase access to health care. (more...)
How Rob Kardashian Found Out About Kim Kardashian's Robbery In Paris How Rob Kardashian Found Out About Kim Kardashian's Robbery In Paris
- October 05, 2016

Kim was without her bodyguard at the time, so the robbers were able to confront her at gunpoint. "They put a gun to her head while they were searching the apartment". "I would say it's either an inside job or publicity stunt". Because what does Kim do when she's in Paris? The events that occurred in Paris was one of the most sickening things I have seen or heard. (more...)
Teen accused of SC school shooting charged with murder in dad's death Teen accused of SC school shooting charged with murder in dad's death
- October 04, 2016

A bullet struck Hall in a main artery in his leg, causing him to lose a lot of blood. Jacob, another student and a first-grade teacher at Townville Elementary were wounded by the teenager, who had just killed his father at their home on Wednesday. (more...)
How Trump's 'Apprentice' moved from capitalism to sexism
- October 04, 2016

One former crew member described an experience in the boardroom when Trump paused conversation to ask male contestants if they would sleep with a specific female contestant. The woman did not respond to a voicemail seeking comment. AP previously asked Burnett to provide original footage for review, but those calls were not returned. (more...)
Rosetta probe takes final plunge on September 30 Rosetta probe takes final plunge on September 30
- October 04, 2016

Thanks to the data collected during the ESA Rosetta Mission, scientists can now conclude that the primal matter of the Solar System had all components necessary for life. "We see evidence of mass movement of materials on this comet", said Sunshine, who wasn't directly involved in the Rosetta mission. Some of the surprises turned up by the Rosetta-Philae combination were that Comet 67P creates a "song" from its oscillating magnetic field and that the comet is highly porous and stuffed with ... (more...)
Students Killed in Shooting Near North Carolina A&T State University Students Killed in Shooting Near North Carolina A&T State University
- October 03, 2016

Alisia Dieudonne , 19, and Ahmad Campbell , 21, were fatally shot during an altercation at the party around 2 a.m. Sunday, Greensboro police said in an emailed statement. No connection has been found between the students and the shooter, who was an uninvited guest at the party, police spokeswoman Susan Danielsen said in an email. (more...)
NTSB: More information on deadly train crash coming Saturday NTSB: More information on deadly train crash coming Saturday
- October 02, 2016

NTSB investigators have recovered a recorder from the back of the train. More than 100 people were injured in the crash including the engineer at the controls, Thomas Gallagher, who was admitted to hospital briefly. Gallagher, a 29-year transit veteran, was rescued from the crumpled cab where he was driving the four-car train during the rush hour wreck. Eight people were killed. (more...)
World leaders gather in Jerusalem for funeral of ex-President Peres World leaders gather in Jerusalem for funeral of ex-President Peres
- October 02, 2016

Peres, who died on Wednesday aged 93, jointly won a Nobel Prize for his peace efforts with the Palestinians in the 1990s. [Getty Images]On Friday morning, Peres' casket was loaded onto a hearse for the drive from the Knesset - the Israeli parliament of which he was a member for more than 45 years - to the national cemetery at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl where he was buried. (more...)
Tulsa Officer Pleads Not Guilty In Terence Crutcher Shooting Death
- October 01, 2016

The case drew national attention after police released videos showing Crutcher walking on the road with his arms in the air before the shooting. However, Wood claims Officer Shelby reacted "appropriately". Police say Tulsa officer Shelby fired the fatal shot that killed Terence Crutcher on September 16, 2016. The possible penalty for conviction on first-degree manslaughter in Oklahoma is four years to life, according to Susan Witt, the spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. (more...)
Pence in Waukesha on Tuesday Pence in Waukesha on Tuesday
- September 30, 2016

Pence is the governor of IN and he is working with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on debate preparation. Pence told the more than 200 people in the auditorium to speak to their friends and neighbors about Trump and make sure Clinton is never elected President. (more...)
Houston Authorities: 6 Wounded In Shooting; Suspect Dead Houston Authorities: 6 Wounded In Shooting; Suspect Dead
- September 29, 2016

Despite the uniform, police officials could not say whether or not a Nazi ideology had anything to do with the attack. Acting Houston Police Chief Martha Montalvo said Monday that DeSai was a lawyer, and that police do not know what prompted the rampage. (more...)
North Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School North Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School
- September 29, 2016

North DeSoto H.S.is among 279 public schools and 50 private schools being honored. Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education. GSMST was classified as in the Exemplary High Performing category. "This award reinforces our mission of providing opportunities for all students to realize their potential in an ever-changing world", said Nicholas Wahl, superintendent of Carmel Clay Schools. (more...)
Clinton, Sanders to campaign in New Hampshire Clinton, Sanders to campaign in New Hampshire
- September 29, 2016

When Clinton served on the Armed Services Committee, "she was firm but fair", Warner added. He endorsed Democrat Mark R. Warner over Republican Jim Gilmore to fill his own seat in the U.S. Perhaps best known by some for marrying actress Elizabeth Taylor, Warner also has a history of parting ways with his party. Both Kaine and Mark Warner, who was also on hand Wednesday, showered praise on the retired senator before he spoke - and recounted the ways their lives and political careers were ... (more...)
Wife of NJ, NYC bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami headed to US Wife of NJ, NYC bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami headed to US
- September 28, 2016

Rahami faces federal charges in both states stemming from a Saturday night bombing in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood that injured 31 people and a pair of blasts in New Jersey. The official who discussed Rahami's condition was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. (more...)
Trump Blames Moderator, Microphone, Anything But Himself After Debate
- September 28, 2016

The Republican Presidential nominee even offered up a trade to Clinton-his tax returns for her deleted emails. The Director of the Texas Politics Project, Jim Henson is "always reluctant" to name a victor or a loser but said , "I think Hillary Clinton probably did better in terms of what she was after and what she needed to achieve". (more...)
IN woman accused in deaths of her children, 6 and 7
- September 28, 2016

Police found the body of an older man on Tuesday but did not say how he died or disclose the deceased man's identity. "Anytime you have kids involved, that makes it a little bit harder", Snyder said. NewsChannel 15 spoke with Michelle Troye, Macomber's daughter. Macomber was named along with Pasztor in Monday morning's Amber Alert . "She pulled up to him and explained to him that she was part of the Amber Alert and the two kids were in the back seat", Snyder said, adding that the ... (more...)
Green Party's Jill Stein escorted from presidential debate site Green Party's Jill Stein escorted from presidential debate site
- September 28, 2016

Stein, along with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, failed to qualify for the first presidential debate. Stein also tweeted about the incident, saying she was on campus "doing an interview" when police put her and her team "in a van" and escorted them out. (more...)
Bomb squad investigating package at Charlotte PD Bomb squad investigating package at Charlotte PD
- September 28, 2016

The headquarters was evacuated after a suspicious package was found in the mail room. Officers said K9 Boomer was called in to inspect the package and quickly "alerted" on it. Officials had to reroute 911 calls from inside the building. Several blocks of uptown Charlotte have been shut down as a result of the bomb threat. (more...)
US home prices climbed again in July US home prices climbed again in July
- September 28, 2016

Through the first half of the year, prices have risen the fastest in Portland, Oregon, Seattle and Denver, Case-Shiller reported. Portland experienced the steepest rise in prices, with an increase of 12.4%, followed by Seattle with a rise of 11.2% and Denver with a gain of 9.4%, S&P said. (more...)
Charlotte ends curfew imposed after black man shot by police
- September 27, 2016

From neither vantage point - a police dashboard camera and a body camera worn by one of the officers on the scene - can it be determined whether Scott is holding a gun. "The lack of transparency on the part of CMPD in providing explanations for Keith Scott's death and attempts to intimidate and stifle protests reflect an established pattern of misconduct", said Bree Newsome. (more...)
Monmouth U. poll: Hillary Clinton is lesser of two evils
- September 27, 2016

In a Quinnipiac University national poll out Monday, Clinton has the support of 44 percent of likely voters, while Trump stands at 43 percent. Taking on Clinton first, Oliver discussed her email scandal and the Clinton Foundation. Very strong partisans were less likely to be open to changing their votes tonight: Just 10 percent of strong conservatives, 12 percent of liberal Democrats and 6 percent of conservative Republicans said the debates could change their votes. (more...)

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