Seattle police kill woman that family says was pregnant

26 Jun, 2017

The killing has prompted outrage among many, including Lyles' family, who questioned why the officers couldn't use nonlethal methods to subdue the diminutive 30-year-old and suggested that race played a role. She was released from jail on conditions, and her case was referred to mental-health court. Charles Lyles said his daughter liked to take her children to carnivals and do fun things with them.

Texas mom arrested after 2 children die in hot auto during 'lesson'

25 Jun, 2017

When the 2-year-old refused to get out of the auto, Randolph said she shut the vehicle door to teach the girl a lesson and believed "she could get herself and her brother out of the auto when ready", according to a sheriff's office statement.

Muslims question whether girl's killing was road rage

21 Jun, 2017

Nabra Hassanen and a group of friends were returning to their mosque after a late-night visit to a fast-food restaurant when someone in the group got into an argument with the suspect, Darwin Martinez Torres. No evidence has been recovered that showed this was a hate crime. ADAMS is one of the largest mosques in the D.C. region. Federal hate-crime charges generally carry even harsher penalties than state statutes.

Senate passes sweeping sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia

20 Jun, 2017

Earlier, Trump has indicated he is skeptical about additional sanctions and has been dismissive about the role of Russian interference in the US elections. The vote was on a procedural motion to attach the Russian sanctions provisions to a larger package of Iran sanctions that also has bipartisan support.

Cuba rejects new US policy, refuses return of US fugitives

20 Jun, 2017

Despite Trump's campaign pledge to improve relations with Moscow, there has been no significant improvement in foreign policy cooperation between the two countries. USA airlines and cruise ships will still be allowed to serve the island 90 miles south of Florida. But he won roars of approval and cries of 'Viva Cuba libre!' from the invited crowd of Cuban-Americans and Cuban exiles.

Justices Could Take Up High-Stakes Fight Over Electoral Maps

20 Jun, 2017

The justices will hear the case in the fall. Republican legislators redrew the state's political boundaries in 2011, in a manner that Democrats argue put Democratic voters at a disadvantage. "The court is surely aware that this decade produced some of the most aggressive partisan gerrymandering in the modern era", Pildes said. But the cases are very different: The Wisconsin case revolves around whether partisanship played too large a role into redistricting, while the Texas case ...

Speller's journey shows how tough national bee has become

01 Jun, 2017

Farah Raslan Haniff, a fourth grader from the Winship Elementary School in Brighton, is competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee . "It might need a couple tweaks". Eighteen competitors out of the 291 spelled their words incorrectly in round two, the on-stage spelling round. But, she said, she doesn't quite know how the latter is spelled.

Mother of Tamir Rice greets punishment of Cleveland officers with mixed feelings

31 May, 2017

The Guardian reports that Police Chief Calvin Williams stated Loehmann was not fired over Rice's death, but because of "inaccurate details on his job application". But she also said Loehmann should have been fired for killing her son and not simply lying on his application. The shooting was one of several involving police and unarmed black males, which led to mass protests across the US.

USA citizen says immigration agents held her in California

27 May, 2017

The crackdown, which ended Wednesday and was spearheaded by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), focused on people with prior criminal offenses including for drug trafficking, rape and domestic violence, authorities said. At least eight people arrested now face federal prosecution for re-entry after deportation, which is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, officials said in the statement.

23 million fewer Americans insured under House GOP bill, says CBO

25 May, 2017

After the CBO score's release, several Republican senators said they do not support the House bill. Democrats have savaged the GOP bill for tossing people off their coverage, threatening their benefits and jeopardizing coverage for people with serious, costly to treat medical conditions.

In Montana, cowboy Democrat looks for anti-Trump election win

25 May, 2017

Republican Greg Gianforte, right, welcomes Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, onto the stage at a rally in East Helena, Mont., Thursday, May 11, 2017. House will have to pass whatever version of the bill the Senate produces. Democrat Rob Quist leaves an event at Darkhorse Hall and Wine Snug in Great Falls.

Philippine police go on nationwide alert

25 May, 2017

Duterte spoke to reporters after returning from a visit to Moscow as fighting raged in Marawi between government troops and Muslim militants who took about a dozen people hostage. Maute is an Islamist group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). In the hours between, violence and confusion consumed the community, as armed men linked with the Maute Group occupied the Amai Pakpak Medical Center and several other major buildings.

Tornado Watch Issued Until Midnight

25 May, 2017

St. Johns County is under a tornado watch until 3 p.m., and that could be extended, said Andrew Shashy, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. There is a potential for heavy downpours, damaging gusty winds, small hail and isolated tornadoes can not be ruled out. A chance of thunderstorms are expected to continue through Thursday morning.

Reines: 'Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug'

20 May, 2017

In the video, Reines, pretending to be Trump, greets Clinton on stage for a friendly embrace. In the video, Clinton can be seen dodging an attempt at a hug from "Trump". Reines tries to hug Clinton, avoids the hug by shaking his hand. Former White House officials under both Republican and Democratic administrations took aim May 17 at President Donald Trump's alleged interference with a federal investigation into Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

Fallen officers honored at Berrien Co. Law Enforcement Memorial service

20 May, 2017

I am deeply appreciative of the professionalism, dedication and quiet courage these brave men and women continually demonstrate under demanding and often unsafe circumstances. Today's event will pay tribute to the 41 officers and deputies from Caddo and Bossier Parishes killed in the line of duty since 1872. Thirteen new officers, from agencies including the Nevada Department of Corrections, the U.S.

Bus carrying 26 kids on DC field trip overturns on I-95

16 May, 2017

Steven Fountain told WBAL . Preliminary information indicates SB passenger vehicle attempted to pass bus, lost control, came back across lanes, clipping front of bus, according to Maryland State Police. A later report said the students were from the C.W. Henry School in West Mount Airy. Multiple media outlets are reporting the bus was operated by Werner Coach out of Phoenixville.

River Forest hiker found safe after missing 6 days in Montana

13 May, 2017

Connelly's uncle Dan Fioravanti told the Missoulian he got a call from Madeline's mother Laura on Wednesday morning. Search efforts were ramped up Tuesday for Madeline Connelly, the 25-year-old woman who disappeared while hiking in the Great Bear Wilderness near East Glacier National Park.

Effort to block Confederate statue's removal goes to court

11 May, 2017

In the past, Landrieu has said the monuments will be placed in a warehouse until another location is chosen. Landrieu said the city began removing statues erected to honor the Confederacy in late April. A fourth, the Liberty Place monument, was removed in the dead of night without advance notice last month due to threats of violence. The statue, nearly 17-feet tall and standing on a 68-foot pedestal, weighs more than 3 tons.

Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board

09 May, 2017

It was not immediately clear from the news reports how many members were let go. "Instead, they should participate in the same open competitive process as the rest of the applicant pool", he said . The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Interior said Monday they intend to shake up some science advisory panels with an eye toward bringing in new blood, a move that's in line with congressional Republicans' recent efforts to change how federal regulators use science to ...

Twitter brings its TV app with live video to Roku

06 May, 2017

Twitter invested heavily in live content... Twitter will expand it live streaming services by adding Roku's streaming TV devices. If you have a Roku streaming player or Roku TV in the United States you can now get the Twitter live streaming experience on your TV.

Trump executive order allows campaigning from the pulpit

06 May, 2017

The Executive Order on Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty directs the IRS to provide " regulatory relief " to faith-based organizations that are tax-exempt, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday night. It allows religious organizations to be more politically active and endorse candidates without losing their tax-exempt status. "We embrace it. America has a rich tradition of social change beginning in our pews and our pulpits", he said.

Memorial Ride For Fallen Officers Arrives In Fort Smith

06 May, 2017

According to WJBK , the 232 decals are the officers who have been killed in the line of duty since the beginning of the department. "As many know, the last couple of years for law enforcement has been pretty bad, tragic", Stephen Showler with the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Sebastian Gorka to leave White House

01 May, 2017

The Times report said that Gorka will "likely" be moved to a role outside the White House but still be part of the administration. Gorka is the latest shake-up for the Trump White House's National Security Council (NSC) following the firing of the first National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, the removal of Steve Bannon from the NSC's Principals Committee and the expected departure of Deputy National Security Adviser K.T.

Sean Hannity defends Bill Shine in Fox News tweets

30 Apr, 2017

Sherman's report states that Shine has privately asked for support from Rupert Murdoch's sons, James Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch but they refuse to release a statement on the co-presidents behalf. But life at Fox News is not back to normal. While it might seem obvious that Fox News would want to cut ties with an executive who consistently ignored discrimination and harassment complaints, and helped retaliate against those who filed them, never-nude Sean Hannity thinks something more ...

New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

27 Apr, 2017

The executions of Jack Jones Jr., who died at 7:20 p.m., and Marcel Williams, who died at 10:33 p.m., came amid a flurry of legal challenges. He was convicted in 1997 of murdering Stacy Errickson in November 1994. Marcel Williams was scheduled to follow Jones. Jones, 52, was sentenced to death for the 1995 rape and murder of 34-year-old Mary Phillips and for almost beating to death her 11-year-old daughter Lacey, whose testimony helped convict him.

Canadian PM Responds to Trump's Criticism of Dairy Industry

24 Apr, 2017

Schumer's spokesman said Trump made the call. In an interview on BNN, MAAW Law trade lawyer Mark Warner said Canadians shouldn't be surprised the issue landed in Trump's crosshairs, given it was triggered by actions on this side of the border.

DC charter school for at-risk students could be shut down

23 Apr, 2017

Rather than creating space for innovation and creativity to improve public education as a whole, the system is being abused, and as a result we see inadequate charter schools failing our precious children. They also highlight the gaps in understanding by all parties of how the decreasing student population in Memphis would affect the ASD's work. About 1000 students attend the Kindergarten through 8th grade school.

Unemployment rates fall to record lows in 4 US states

23 Apr, 2017

The highest growth sectors for IN in February were trade, transportation and utilities as well as private education and health services, though those gains were offset by losses IN the professional and business services and construction sectors.

Reviewing H-1B program too little too late say lawmakers

21 Apr, 2017

Why shouldn't we try and hire American workers as much as possible, and yes, buy American products as much as we can? "And it directs the federal government to fully enforce federal guidelines prioritizing the use of American firms and goods in federal projects".

Lawsuit: Man deported after being part of protection program

19 Apr, 2017

In a March 9 tweet , Immigration and Customs Enforcement said "DACA is not a protected legal status, but active DACA recipients are typically a lower level enforcement priority". He had lived in the US since he was nine years old and his attorneys reported that he received a renewal of his DACA status and work authorization in 2016 which was not set to expire until 2018.

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