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ICE announces major anti-gang operation ICE announces major anti-gang operation
- May 13, 2017

Three who were arrested were part of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - DACA . Word of the overall anti-gang operation came in an announcement in Washington, D.C., by the Department of Homeland Security, which said it was part of an enforcement effort launched in 2005. (more...)
Officer shot in Kirkersville Ohio Officer shot in Kirkersville Ohio
- May 13, 2017

The gunman, who was not immediately identified, shot two other people before turning the gun on himself, WBNS-TV reported. NBC4i says Disario had six children and a seventh is on the way. Officials said during a news conference the officer had been police chief for three weeks. Dozens of law enforcement officers were dispatched to Pine Kirk Care Center in Kirkersville after panicked 911 calls. (more...)
Aetna Pulling Out of Its Remaining Obamacare Markets in 2018
- May 12, 2017

Insurance companies are still making decisions about whether to offer coverage for individuals next year on these markets, and price increase requests are only just starting to be revealed by state regulators. "This continued assault on the ACA's insurance marketplaces, just when they were becoming financially stable, has sowed confusion and fear among Americans about whether they will be able to access health care". (more...)
Phoenix man faces possible charges for 2016 serial shootings
- May 10, 2017

He was rebooked Monday into a Maricopa County jail on 26 additional felony counts, including eight of homicide, three of attempted homicide, and several of drive-by shooting and aggravated assault, Williams said. Gisela Castro, the mother of shooting victim Manuel Castro-Garcia, said news of the arrest felt like she was reliving the day she was told her son had been killed. (more...)
Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 7 Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 7
- May 09, 2017

Authorities say Saucedo didn't know the other victims. Saucedo was a bus driver for the city of Phoenix through a temp agency for several months in July through August 2015, Phoenix police said. Since that time, Saucedo has been implicated in the death of 22-year-old Jesse Olivas, who was killed in a drive-by shooting on January 1, 2016. All of the killings were random except for the first one, Williams said. (more...)
Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board
- May 09, 2017

The terms of the affected board members officially ended on April 30, but in past administrations, reappointment to the panel was virtually automatic and thus carried out with little fanfare. According to the Washington Post , an overhaul of scientific boards is not unique to the EPA this week. The Board of Scientific Counselors is an 18-member board whose mission is to "evaluate science and engineering research, programs and plans, laboratories, and research-management practices of ORD ... (more...)
Hit by NASCAR penalty, Logano says team doesn't cheat Hit by NASCAR penalty, Logano says team doesn't cheat
- May 06, 2017

Gordon's suspension means that Sunday's race at Talladega will be a race with interim crew chiefs for both Team Penske cars. Brad Keselowski, Logano's teammate, was penalized after his No. Race winners automatically advance to the playoffs and each win counts for five points to use in the playoffs. Logano lost 25 points and the team was docked 25 auto owner points. (more...)
Two Chicago Police Officers Wounded in 'Targeted' Shooting Two Chicago Police Officers Wounded in 'Targeted' Shooting
- May 04, 2017

Police say a Pennsylvania woman fractured her infant's skull and tried to blame the injuries on her 6-year-old son. Newly elected Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham issued a statement Wednesday morning decrying the "latest unprovoked attack on police officers doing nothing more than carrying out their sworn duties". (more...)
Rich States Growl At Trump Tax Plan
- May 01, 2017

Let me just say this isn't about President Trump's tax returns. The estate tax and the alternative minimum tax, which was responsible for most of President Donald Trump's taxes in 2005 , would both be abolished. The plan would eliminate the estate tax, which now applies to individuals with estates of $5. 5 million or couples with estates worth $11 million. (more...)
Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana
- April 28, 2017

He says our severe weather maker is tracking east from the Great Plains. Some of these storms could be strong, capable of gusty winds and hail, the weather service said. There's now a marginal risk for severe storms Tuesday evening, with the main threat being damaging winds and isolated large hail. Those severe storms abruptly slowed way down in April when they usually begin to see an upward tick. (more...)
Obama faces criticism over Ksh40 MILLION Wall Street speech Obama faces criticism over Ksh40 MILLION Wall Street speech
- April 27, 2017

Obama has agreed to speak at Cantor's health care conference in September and will be the keynote luncheon speaker for one day during the event, people at the firm tell FOX Business . "It feels like we're relying on the same tactics that got us in this mess in the first place - cosying up to Wall Street and alienating the entire Democratic base", he said . (more...)
Sonny Perdue sworn in as USA agriculture secretary
- April 26, 2017

The former governor of Georgia succeeds Tom Vilsack, who led the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the past eight years and who endorsed Perdue as his successor once the former Georgia governor was nominated by President Trump. Over the coming year, Purdue's main task will be working with lawmakers on the next five-year farm bill. The current measure expires in 2018. Trump has also proposed slashing USDA programs, a move likely to bring him into open conflict with farmers. (more...)
For second time this week, Trump jabs at Canada over trade
- April 24, 2017

Tensions have continued to rise between farmers and politicians in the United States and Canada since Grassland in Greenwood, Wisconsin, blamed the Canadian policy change for forcing them to cut ties with dairy farmers earlier this month. The US dairy industry says that agreement led to Wisconsin and NY companies losing millions of dollars in ultra-filtered milk exports due to a drop in demand for the ingredients from Canada. (more...)
Vikings 2017 Schedule Release Set for 7 pm (CT) April 20 Vikings 2017 Schedule Release Set for 7 pm (CT) April 20
- April 21, 2017

A Super Bowl rematch! Or are you just flipping on the TV and falling asleep from tryptophan? At least one of those games will be played at 9:30 a.m. And yet, nothing really jumps out at me. Once it returns from the bye, New England will play five of its next six games on the road, including a trip to Mexico City on November 19 to play the Oakland Raiders . (more...)
Reviewing H-1B program too little too late say lawmakers Reviewing H-1B program too little too late say lawmakers
- April 21, 2017

While the program has been criticized for allowing firms to pay workers lower wages, the Trump administration is trying to make getting an H-1B visa in the first place more hard. And while we are on the subject, something needs to be said about the J-1 visa program so often used by foreign students for summer jobs. According to the executive order signed by Trump, the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Labour, and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall suggest ... (more...)
Malcolm Butler will miss Patriots' voluntary workouts Malcolm Butler will miss Patriots' voluntary workouts
- April 20, 2017

The tender carries with it a first-round level pick and a salary of $3.91 million for the 2017 season. The Patriots also signed exclusive rights free agent tight end Matt Lengel and released offensive lineman Tre' Jackson. As of now, Butler figures to line up opposite Gilmore in what should be one of the NFL's most talented secondaries, if not the best. The Patriots don't have a 2017 draft pick until early in the third round (No. (more...)
Suspect in Fresno triple-shooting had criminal history in Sacramento Suspect in Fresno triple-shooting had criminal history in Sacramento
- April 20, 2017

Police in Fresno, California revealed new details Wednesday on the " hate crime " shooting that killed three people in just minutes on Tuesday morning and what allegedly inspired the suspect to commit the murders. After killing Jackson, Dyer said Muhammad kept going south until encountering a Hispanic man near Voorman Avenue. Dyer says police have called the FBI to assist in the investigation. (more...)
United CEO 'ashamed' about passenger's removal United CEO 'ashamed' about passenger's removal
- April 16, 2017

The others complied. After Dao refused, airport security officers yanked him out of his seat and dragged him off the plane. One Chicago Aviation security officer involved is now on paid leave. Attorneys representing a man who was dragged off a United Express flight in Chicago and a member of the man's family are set to talk about the incident on Thursday. (more...)
Join Easter egg hunt this weekend Join Easter egg hunt this weekend
- April 15, 2017

For many, Easter is an enjoyable time with its brightly decorated eggs, hidden sweets, and story telling that make children and their parents look forward to Easter weekend. So take a visit to Mount Mainstreet this Easter weekend, April 15-16, and take a lucky dip into the Mount Mainstreet 'Egg'citing Easter Bunny Basket from 11am-1.30pm. (more...)
Manifesto revealed: Jakubowski details how government wronged him in document Manifesto revealed: Jakubowski details how government wronged him in document
- April 14, 2017

The Rock County Sheriff's Office says the letter is being analyzed and "its authenticity is in question". Police said in a statement on Friday that Jakubowski's manifesto "includes grievances against government and personal angst towards anyone or anything other than natural law or rule". (more...)
Redemption: Late run lifts North Carolina to NCAA title Redemption: Late run lifts North Carolina to NCAA title
- April 09, 2017

A year after losing on the first buzzer-beating three in NCAA men's basketball championship history, the Tar Heels are back on top, defeating Gonzaga 71-65 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, in front of a crowd of 76,168. (more...)
Trump aide urges defeat of MI member of Freedom Caucus
- April 08, 2017

Imagine if your boss told you that the job you were doing wasn't getting the desired results and you needed to come up with a better game plan, do you think they would allow you five years to do it? Paul was a strong critic of the Ryan-Trump bill, dubbing it "ObamaCare lite", arguing that his plan goes further in not only repealing the ObamaCare law, but replacing it with a bill that would put the health care industry into a free market alternative. (more...)
Canada trade dispute threatens livelihood of dairy farms
- April 08, 2017

When a major processor like Grassland reduces milk intake, that action is immediately felt, Brancel said. "Our next move is to find a new home for this milk, and that will be tough". This call for research into alternative milk uses comes as universities face funding challenges and messages from the governor to focus as much on the classroom as research, but Tranel says the researchers could use funding from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, new budget money or surplus funding. (more...)
Trump aide urges defeat of Michigan member of Freedom Caucus Trump aide urges defeat of Michigan member of Freedom Caucus
- April 03, 2017

Mark Sanford. Amash responded to Scavino on Saturday saying that it showed how the "Trump admin & establishment have merged into #Trumpstablishment ". He, along with other members of the House Freedom Caucus , declined to vote for the President's American Health Care Act, and the president is taking aim at the conservative group of lawmakers, particularly Amash, because of his vocal distaste for the bill. (more...)
White House coy on claim it informed House intel chief White House coy on claim it informed House intel chief
- March 31, 2017

Intelligence agencies routinely monitor the communications of foreign officials living in the USA, though the identities of Americans swept up in that collection is to be protected. But Schiff argued it was up to Nunes to restore credibility in the committee's investigation. Senate Republicans who have opposed Trump's foreign policy shift on Russia, such as John McCain and Lindsey Graham, condemned the actions of Nunes as "bizarre" and joined with Democratic calls for his ouster, and for the ... (more...)
Johnson and Rahm to meet in Match Play final Johnson and Rahm to meet in Match Play final
- March 27, 2017

I'm playing good golf right now". Rahm beat American Bill Haas 3&2 in their semi-final and will become the youngest ever victor of a WGC event if he can overcome Johnson in the 18-hole final. Rahm was so dominant he played only 27 holes in two matches Saturday. He was 2-down through 15 and had a chance to cut the margin on 16, but missed an eagle putt that would have won the hole. (more...)
Trump travel ban upheld but previous block rulings remain Trump travel ban upheld but previous block rulings remain
- March 26, 2017

Indeed, says Banzhaf, the legal argument that the laptop ban is unconstitutional may be stronger than a similar argument regarding the travel ban which has now been enjoined. Changes made from the first executive order to the second were substantial enough that the president's past remarks don't carry as much weight, Trenga said . (more...)
Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch to be blocked by Democrats
- March 26, 2017

For months, Senate Republicans have threatened what is often called the " nuclear option " - exempting Supreme Court nominees from filibusters. Schumer said if Gorsuch can not attract 60 votes, "the answer isn't to change the rules". Feinstein noted that Merrick Garland, Obama's Supreme Court nominee who the Republican-led Senate past year refused to consider for confirmation, also earned the ABA's highest rating. (more...)
Tennessee fugitive teacher was seen kissing abducted girl
- March 23, 2017

Elizabeth's Instagram profile now describes her as "wife" with a ring emoji next to it. The TBI was able to determine Cummins secured a title loan for a personal vehicle leading up to his disappearance and got $4,500 in cash. "This man was an authority figure in her life and he ultimately knows better". The TBI says he was trying to determine if certain features could be tracked by law enforcement. (more...)
Anti-death penalty Florida prosecutor taken off police murder case
- March 18, 2017

Rick Scott signed an order to transfer Loyd's first-degree murder to State Attorney Brad King in a neighboring district northwest of Orlando. This is a breaking news update. "I would love for him to die right now, but that isn't going to happen", Stephanie Dixon-Daniels said at a news conference outside the Orange County Courthouse. (more...)
NCAA Tournament: What to watch for Thursday
- March 17, 2017

That improved in the second half , when SDSU shot just 29 percent from the field. South Dakota State: Daum had a team-leading 17 points on 7 of 16 shooting and seven rebounds. The junior guard averages 16.9 points and 4.8 assists per game for the Bulldogs. Zach Collins provided a fantastic spark off the bench (like he always does) with nine points, but it wasn't until the start of the second half that we started to see the Zags establish the fact they are the No. (more...)
Top Democrat Says Bharara May Have Been Fired For Investigating Trump Top Democrat Says Bharara May Have Been Fired For Investigating Trump
- March 14, 2017

On March 9th, Fox's Sean Hannity said holdover lawyers from the Obama era may be "saboteurs" who are leaking damaging information about the administration. Attorneys are asked to resign. So it was a bit surprising to find out that the president tasked the Attorney General Jeff Sessions with ordering 46 USA attorneys to submit letters of resignation immediately. (more...)
Ethics Chief Concerned by Trump's Refusal to Discipline Conway Ethics Chief Concerned by Trump's Refusal to Discipline Conway
- March 13, 2017

On Thursday, the Ethics Committee chose to double down on their earlier assertion that Kellyanne should be punished through a strongly-worded letter from Director Walter Shaub addressed to the counsel. "I remain concerned about Ms. Conway's misuse of position". Shaub took the highly unusual step for an OGE director of publicly criticizing Trump's decision. (more...)
Four deaths blamed on west Texas wildfires Four deaths blamed on west Texas wildfires
- March 10, 2017

Lipscomb County Sheriff Kenneth Eggleston said two others died in fire-related deaths - one in Lipscomb County and one in Ochiltree County. Numerous grass fires grew rapidly on Monday due to dry weather and parched prairie land in the Texas Panhandle, north and western Oklahoma and southern Kansas . (more...)
Cummings: Trump To Help Push Bill Creating Medicare Rx-Price Negotiation Cummings: Trump To Help Push Bill Creating Medicare Rx-Price Negotiation
- March 10, 2017

Cummings, Welch and Miller said they though their conversations with the president on a bill to reduce the price of what the government pays for drugs went well. Among other points, the proposal calls for a formulary to "leverage the purchasing power of the government", according to the statement, and sets up a "fallback process" in case prospective negotiations are fruitless. (more...)
Unruly passenger causes Hawaiian Airlines flight lock-down and diversion
- March 10, 2017

The man demanded to speak to a company official on the ground and the flight crew allowed him to use an onboard telephone to call its corporate headquarters. But during daytime flights between the West Coast and Hawaii, blankets are complimentary only in first class and "extra comfort" cabins, she said. "I thought it was ridiculous", passenger Eileen Berstrom told CBS Los Angeles . (more...)
Daycare worker accused of pushing 4-year-old girl down stairs Daycare worker accused of pushing 4-year-old girl down stairs
- March 08, 2017

Investigators say it happened at this day care center in Pennsylvania. A camera, installed just a half hour before the incident, captured it all on video. As the 52-year-old bends over she spies the recently installed security camera and freezes momentarily. By the time she reaches the bottom of the stairway, another daycare worker is there to meet her. (more...)
Justices send transgender bathroom case back to lower courts Justices send transgender bathroom case back to lower courts
- March 07, 2017

However, as the Washington Post noted "The 4th Circuit had relied on the federal government's guidance that schools should let transgender students use the bathroom that corresponds with the student's gender identity". And today's ruling means that the school need not provide G.G. access to the boys' bathroom. Unless an agency's interpretation is clearly contradictory to the underlying law, or to an existing rule, courts generally allow a new administration to interpret the law as it sees ... (more...)
97-year-old twins freeze to death after falling outside 97-year-old twins freeze to death after falling outside
- March 07, 2017

Investigators believe Haley was walking through the garage to go inside and call for help when she tripped on a rug and fell, police said. It is presumed the pair were outside overnight, after dining Friday night with an 89-year-old younger sister, who left the home around 8:30 p.m. (more...)
US Suspends Expedited Processing Of H-1B Visas
- March 05, 2017

By temporarily suspending fast processing, USCIS said it would be able to process long-pending petitions. While no new law or executive order has been passed yet, experts nearly unanimously agree that the H-1B visa programme will most certainly undergo a change, impacting Indian IT companies. (more...)