Dylann Roof won't submit evidence in sentencing
- December 29, 2016

Roof told U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel at a hearing Wednesday he still plans to act as his own lawyer when the penalty phase of his federal death penalty trial begins next Tuesday. "The judge said he would allow Roof to change his mind up until the penalty phase gets under way". Roof , however, said he meant to present none. (more...)
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Dream Shake
- December 27, 2016

So unless the conversation gets more involved, I generally just play along to avoid any awkwardness. That said, the entire AutoSpies family wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas . Unfortunately, although President Obama attempted to pass an expansion of overtime pay around the end of November, it was thwarted, according to NPR. (more...)
Rash Robertson opens door for Man City win Rash Robertson opens door for Man City win
- December 27, 2016

He was our key, key player in front and of course we need him". Hull will rue Robertson's moment of madness in bringing down Sterling as the bottom side was looking compact in defense and giving up few chances. "But football is unpredictable". Defeat was harsh on Hull , who have won just once in the league since August, after a battling display nearly saw them take the lead when Bacary Sagna cleared off the line from Michael Dawson. (more...)
Miles Teller Flips Bronco in Car Accident Miles Teller Flips Bronco in Car Accident
- December 26, 2016

Teller was driving with actress girlfriend Keleigh Sperry in the San Fernando Valley . TMZ said an ambulance took two passengers in the Uber to the hospital, and a witness to the scene said Teller appeared concerned about the two injured people. (more...)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints game preview Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints game preview
- December 26, 2016

Will Lutz's field goal retook the lead with 6:45 remaining in the 2nd Quarter. Brees' 11-yard TD pass came on an option route to running back Travaris Cadet in the third quarter, and Ingram converted the two-point play as the Saints built a 28-14 lead. (more...)
Mortgage rates soar to 2 1/2-year high, Freddie Mac says
- December 25, 2016

The borrowing cost on 30-year mortgages, the most widely held type of USA home loan, averaged 4.30 percent in the week ended December 22, the highest since 4.33 percent in the week of April 24, 2014. And last week, the Federal Reserve, citing improvement in the US economy, raised short-term USA interest rates for only the second time in a decade. (more...)
Police charge mother of 5-month-old who disappeared Police charge mother of 5-month-old who disappeared
- December 24, 2016

The Normandy Police Department issued the alert for a child abduction that occurred at 7215 Natural Bridge Road in Normandy on December 19 at 8 p.m. The mother and one of the male occupants left the vehicle and entered Church's Chicken. Last seen in a dark grey 2006 Chrysler Town and Country van, bearing a possible Missouri license plate. Normandy Police said the baby was dropped off at a home in St. (more...)
Weekend storm expected to cause snow accumulations of six to 14 inches Weekend storm expected to cause snow accumulations of six to 14 inches
- December 24, 2016

A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. 2-4 inches of snow is possible in Northeastern Iowa and South-Central Wisconsin. Some rain may mix with the snow Saturday afternoon at lower elevations before changing back to snow on Saturday night. The chances for a white Christmas around the Front Range are starting to diminish. (more...)
Enraged Driver Accused of Shooting 3 Year Old Arrested Enraged Driver Accused of Shooting 3 Year Old Arrested
- December 24, 2016

But I hate that we had to get to Acen King before we, as a community, came to together to hate and be disgusted by the loss of human life. Authorities say Holmes was turned in by a family member. The affidavit says Holmes' girlfriend, who is not named in court filings, told police she was in the vehicle with Holmes when the shooting happened. (more...)
Man accused of burning black church belonged to congregation
- December 23, 2016

Mike Chaney , the MS insurance commissioner and state fire marshal, told the wire service it was possible the vandalism was an act of misdirection. Images of the burned, 111-year-old Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church with the "Vote Trump" slogan spread across social media immediately after the fire occurred, causing many to condemn. (more...)
Police officer helps college student tie a necktie
- December 22, 2016

The unidentified student said he was speeding because he was late for a presentation and was trying to find a buddy to tie his necktie. "In police dash cam footage of the November 30 incident, the officer can be heard telling Keeney: "[It is] probably not the best knot but it'll work". (more...)
Wreaths honoring veterans laid in Marietta
- December 18, 2016

She'll make remarks Saturday as part of the Wreaths Across America Ceremony. Visitors at Andersonville National Cemetery laid wreaths at the foot of headstones. "We invite everyone in our community to attend". The natural wreaths will be removed beginning at 9 a.m. on January 21, and volunteers are sought to help. (more...)
Snow Today & Extremely Cold Air This Weekend Snow Today & Extremely Cold Air This Weekend
- December 17, 2016

The advisory is in effect from 7 a.m.to 10 p.m. Saturday . The distubance will bring down arctic air with temperatures dropping to 0 to -8 degrees heading into Friday night. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Saturday night: Snow showers. Winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour will blow the snow around and make travel hazardous into the weekend. (more...)
Hudson police and Assabet JROTC collect Toys for Tots
- December 15, 2016

In 2015, 35,000 children registered to receive gifts from Toys for Tots. "There'a bout 21,000 dollars is what I'm estimating, we ask for a $15 dollar minimum on the toys that are donated so that it's something nice for the kids", said Stann Wiebler with Walters Brothers Harley. (more...)
Senate Republican leader backs investigation into Russian hacking Senate Republican leader backs investigation into Russian hacking
- December 14, 2016

Mr. Trump has spoken admiringly of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and was coy about how well the two know each other. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) is not sold on the CIA assessment that Russian cyber attacks were aimed to help president-elect Donald Trump win in November, sources told Reuters Monday. (more...)
Manslaughter conviction in death of ex-NFL star Will Smith Manslaughter conviction in death of ex-NFL star Will Smith
- December 14, 2016

Manslaughter carries a minimum 20-year sentence and a max 40 years, according to WDSU . The judge can sentence Hayes to serve them concurrently, but the prosecutor says the crimes are so serious that Hayes should serve the sentences one after the other, for a total of 60 years. (more...)
Former GOP Cabinet officials praise Rex Tillerson
- December 14, 2016

Trump picked Tillerson, 64, after the Texan was backed by several Republican establishment figures including former secretaries of state James Baker and Condoleeza Rice and former defense secretary Robert Gates, the transition official said. (more...)
Roof says he couldn't look at victims' families Roof says he couldn't look at victims' families
- December 14, 2016

Dylann Roof wasted no time confessing to the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, according to an Federal Bureau of Investigation video shown Friday at his murder trial in Charleston , South Carolina. Roof stated that his plan was to "agitate race relations", and that he supports Hitler. An FBI agent asked him how he felt about the death toll. ROOF: (Laughter) I am guilty. (more...)
Refrigerator Potential Source of Deadly Fire Refrigerator Potential Source of Deadly Fire
- December 14, 2016

The fire erupted during a dance party late Friday night. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, said Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed at a press conference Tuesday. Former residents said it was also a death trap with few exits, a rickety makeshift staircase, piles of driftwood and a labyrinth of electrical cords. (more...)
Man killed by officer in driveway didn't have gun
- December 14, 2016

They said a candlelight vigil will be held outside Mr Serna's home on Silver Birch Ave at 6pm on Tuesday night. Upon arriving at the scene, police found Serna in the driveway of a residence one block from his house. " He should have been surrounded by family at old age, not surrounded by bullets ". Francisco Serna had worked at a cotton gin in McFarland for years, but retired in the mid-2000s. (more...)
Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year
- December 11, 2016

This isn't the first time TIME has chosen a polarizing figure for its world-famous annual profile. "Next week will be the time I announce it", Trump said. Trump criticized the magazine previous year when it picked Merkel, who he called the "person who is ruining Germany". Time magazine names US President-elect Trump Person of the Year was posted in World of TheNews International - https://www.thenews.com.pk on December 07, 2016 and was last updated on December 07, 2016. (more...)
American space legend John Glenn hospitalized in Ohio American space legend John Glenn hospitalized in Ohio
- December 10, 2016

John Glenn was a Ohio Representative in Senate from from 1974-1999. On Feb. 20, 1962, atop an Atlas rocket, he rode into space and piloted the Friendship 7 spacecraft around the globe three times, becoming the first American to orbit the earth. (more...)
Michigan GOP elector launches website urging vote for Trump
- December 09, 2016

Bush, while imperfect, led and united the nation after that crisis. But he changed his mind, citing the president-elect's postelection attacks on the First Amendment and the country's electoral process, as well as the billionaire businessman's continued promotion of his brand and business interests overseas. (more...)
Jill Stein Eyes Pennsylvania for Recount Jill Stein Eyes Pennsylvania for Recount
- December 08, 2016

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a lawsuit last week over Stein's "frivolous recount" to "protect the interests of the taxpayers of Michigan ". "There have been a few examples of incomplete absentee certificates that has caused a draw-down of ballots per the recount guidelines provided by the state", McDonell said in a release. (more...)
Taggart leaving USF for OR coaching job Taggart leaving USF for OR coaching job
- December 08, 2016

ESPN reported days ago that Taggart met with the OR athletic director to discuss the Ducks job, which came open last week when Mark Helfrich was sacked. The issues for OR right now are significant, and it will always be a job where it's more important to recruit right than to recruit big. I think he's a guy that can relate to the players very well. (more...)
Trump Chooses Gen. John Kelly to Lead Homeland Security Trump Chooses Gen. John Kelly to Lead Homeland Security
- December 08, 2016

A 2011 article in the Boston Globe describes Kelly as a "Boston native, combat veteran, three-star general, and senior military adviser to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta", the son of a hard-working Brighton postal worker. Kelly's authority would extend over the Coast Guard, the Secret Service, the Transportation Security Agency, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. (more...)
Man who shot ex-NFL player charged with manslaughter Man who shot ex-NFL player charged with manslaughter
- December 07, 2016

Gasser, who relinquished his gun, was taken into custody and questioned by authorities Thursday before he was released later that night without charges, officials said . Gasser is white and McKnight, 28, was black. A witness, who was not identified, told The Advocate that she saw an armed man prior to the shooting and heard as several shots were fired. (more...)
Flag burners should be jailed, lose citizenship
- December 07, 2016

But in 1989, Scalia signed onto an opinion written by the liberal Justice William Brennan that struck down a criminal conviction under Texas law for burning a flag during a political protest. During a television appearance Tuesday shortly after Trump's tweet, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., suggested that Congress is unlikely to move on the issue of flag-burning. (more...)
Iran warns U.S. after renewal of nuclear-related sanctions
- December 06, 2016

On Thursday, the US Senate approved legislation that would add another ten years to the life of the current sanctions issued by the United States, as opposed to those issued by the worldwide community. In response to the Senate vote , more than 260 members of Iran's 290-seat parliament have called on Rouhani's government to take unspecified reciprocal action against the U.S., Ahmad Amir-Abadi Farahani, a member of parliament's presiding board, said in a statement cited by the official Islamic ... (more...)
Detroit Lions vs New Orleans Saints NFL schedule Detroit Lions vs New Orleans Saints NFL schedule
- December 05, 2016

The Detroit Lions have ruled out linebacker Tahir Whitehead against the New Orleans Saints. The Lions also are in a position to win their first division title since 1993, when they were part of the NFC Central before divisions were realigned in 2002. (more...)
Army Corps Denies Construction on Dakota Access Pipeline Army Corps Denies Construction on Dakota Access Pipeline
- December 05, 2016

Protest organizers had for months argued that crossing the Missouri River adjacent to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation presented a danger to their water source. The veterans arriving say their presence will make it less likely that police will resort again to aggressive tactics, after water cannons and tear gas were used on a group of protesters in sub-freezing temperatures two weeks ago. (more...)
Trump takes on another Mexico-bound Indiana manufacturer Trump takes on another Mexico-bound Indiana manufacturer
- December 04, 2016

The move to Mexico is scheduled to be completed in June . But what we do know is it involves incentives for the company - to the tune of $7 million in tax breaks from the state of Indiana. "I don't think we should be addressing issues like this on an ad hoc basis". Tax incentives for companies have always been controversial. Sanders tweeted in response to Trump's post. (more...)
Key provisions in the $611 billion defense policy bill Key provisions in the $611 billion defense policy bill
- December 04, 2016

The Republican chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Sen. The Army had also recently announced a reduction in soldiers to cut costs amid tight defense budgets. Additionally, the bill increases ground and aviation training, provides for more operation and maintenance to support a larger force, and provides advanced funding for submarines and amphibious ships to aid ship procurement. (more...)
Trump, backers ask courts to halt or block 3 state recounts
- December 03, 2016

In Wisconsin , the Great America PAC and the Stop Hillary PAC asked a federal court to halt the recount , contending that the procedure could " unjustifiably cast doubt " on Trump's win in the state. Here's an update on what's going on with Jill Stein's recount efforts in those states. Recounts aren't expected to flip almost enough votes to change the outcome in any of the three states. (more...)
Ohio State knife attacker was 'nice guy' but unknown to many
- December 02, 2016

Federal officials have said one of their biggest fears was that a radicalized American who left the country to join the Islamic State or al-Shabab might return home to carry out attacks on US soil. The driver got out of the vehicle, armed with a butcher knife and began attacking the group. Two days into the investigation, officials said they have not nailed down a motive for the assault, which sent 11 people to the hospital. (more...)