President Trump addresses conservatives at CPAC

28 Feb, 2017

Ninety-four percent said they approved of Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. President Trump pointed out in his speech that "the core conviction of this movement [is] we are a nation that will put own citizens first".

Trump opponents protest outside parliament as lawmakers debate planned visit

21 Feb, 2017

An alternative petition, backed by almost 312,000 people, demanding the state visit goes ahead will also be considered. As the debate takes place numerous demonstrations are expected to take place across the country, including one in Newcastle city centre, in support of migrants and protesting against President Trump.

Puzder to Back Out of Labor Secretary Nomination

16 Feb, 2017

And now, a mere two days after Trump's national security advisor Michael Flynn resigned following allegations of Russian involvement, Trump's Labor secretary nominee is facing his own tough battle. Supporters of Puzder are launching a campaign to defend him after months of criticism from Democrats and labor groups. Most of the senators had indicated they don't typically comment with their vote ahead of hearings, though most Republicans had fallen in line with the president's other nominations.

Nets Ignore Humana Announcement to Pull Out of Obamacare for 2018

16 Feb, 2017

Federal regulators just released a list of proposals meant to help keep insurers in the Affordable Care Act marketplace, and charging older enrollees more is not among them. "Everything else we hear about "replace" is very jumbled". Gruber was also an architect of the MA health care law signed in 2006 by Governor Mitt Romney, which served as a model for the federal plan.

Kansas educators react to DeVos confirmation

13 Feb, 2017

Protesters also clashed briefly with police at the front entrance to the school when they formed a line to block a auto they believed contained DeVos. Like her predecessors, DeVos will be limited in her ability to push her agenda. "Our school!" filled the cold air as more passing students and faculty were drawn into the event.

Yemenis close NYC shops in protest of Trump travel ban

03 Feb, 2017

At noon, Yemeni business owners across all five New York City boroughs will close their roughly 1,000 neighborhood grocery stores and bodegas in response to the Trump administration's travel ban targeting Muslims. On 5:15 Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., the Yemeni American community will hold a rally beginning with the Muslim call to prayer and a public sundown prayer.

Protests at Dulles persist as Trump's refugee ban continues

01 Feb, 2017

A mother has finally been reunited with her five-year-old son who was reportedly detained for a number of hours at a U.S. airport on Saturday following Donald Trump's executive order banning Muslim refugees from entering the US. Since Iran is one of the seven countries specifically mentioned in Trump's exec order, the boy was detained, because nothing keeps America safe like holding five-year-old children in airports.

Here comes Trump's Supreme Court pick

31 Jan, 2017

Trump last week had said to expect an announcement on Thursday. Senate Democrats are still smarting at the Senate's inability to convene a hearing for Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama's pick to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antinino Scalia early previous year.

UW-Madison faculty, students affected by travel ban

31 Jan, 2017

There is the possibility that individuals from the listed countries, including not only foreign nationals on student or scholar non-immigrant visas but also dual citizens and possibly permanent residents (green card holders), will not be readmitted, even if they now hold a valid visa.

Beware new "can you hear me" scam

28 Jan, 2017

The scam is a variation of one that began late previous year, according to law enforcement. You say " YES " they record it and you've been had. In addition, the criminal may have already collected some of your personal information - a credit card number or cable bill, perhaps - as the result of a data breach.

Notre Dame loses second offensive line transfer to Virginia in a month

26 Jan, 2017

On Saturday, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim credited Farrell's mix of speed and outside shooting as the difference that finally got Notre Dame over the hump against his team. "Always loved him in high school, and he's kind of a guy that can ignite them on the offensive end", said Brey, who added Vasturia will guard Shayok.

Missing mom and kids from Virginia Beach gain national attention

26 Jan, 2017

Police said they had characterized the circumstances as "suspicious" due to "the fact that an extended period of time has elapsed since there has been any contact" with Lamping. She claims that Monica Lamping is always good about keeping in touch with loved ones; of the fire which killed two of Lamping's pets, a dog and a cat, Moira says she's confident that Lamping would never have knowingly left her pets in danger.

Hours Before Trump's Inauguration, Obama Released $221 Million to Palestinians

25 Jan, 2017

State Department. The official said Secretary of State John Kerry notified some lawmakers of the decision hours before the end of his tenure on Thursday January 19, while aides said Congress received a written notice of the move on January 20, hours before Trump's inauguration.

Trump Says Supreme Court Nomination To Come Next Week

25 Jan, 2017

McConnell wrote on Twitter, "I appreciate his soliciting our advice". Schumer has said he is prepared to block a Supreme Court nominee if he or she is not "mainstream", and would do his best to hold the seat open if the nominee is not so.

High Court Won't Hear Texas Voter ID Case, Yet

24 Jan, 2017

The seven types of government-issued identification permitted under the law as proof of identity included a driver's license, a concealed handgun license, a military ID card and a US passport but not state university ID cards or identification issued to obtain welfare benefits.

Diplomats Arrive in Astana for Syria Peace Talks

24 Jan, 2017

The main players in Syria's long-running civil war are meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan, Monday for talks that were arranged by Russian Federation. Hosted in the Kazakh capital Astana, the talks will see an opposition delegation composed exclusively of rebel groups negotiating with the regime of Bashar Al-Assad in an initiative sponsored by Turkey and Russian Federation.

Shooting reported at Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio

24 Jan, 2017

The chief also said it was a robbery that turned into a shooting. San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor called the shooting a "tragedy" and asked the public to remain calm, vigilant, and safe as police continue to search for the second suspect.

Free Weed Is Passed Out For Trump's Inauguration

21 Jan, 2017

Although Trump has previously said he believes states should make their own marijuana decisions, Eidinger's group fears Trump's selection of legalization opponent Jeff Sessions to be the next Attorney General might prompt a crackdown on the drug, which remains illegal under federal law.

Qld jobs rate climbs to 6.2 per cent

21 Jan, 2017

Extrapolations by the state's employment economists show a sub-10 percent U-6 rate in 1998, but in general, the jobs picture in OR has never been brighter than it is now. New Mexico's unemployment is down. Over the year, Construction added 8,800 (+6.1%) jobs. Commsec senior economist Savanth Sebastian said the strength in commodity prices was a positive and should support an improvement in employment across the resource states in the coming months.

Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan Frontrunner To Land 49ers HC Position

17 Jan, 2017

Of course, this might be as much about the 49ers' job as anything else, although McDaniels said nice things about the job and meeting with the team's higher-ups. New England, which defeated Pittsburgh 27-16 on October 23, is playing in its sixth consecutive AFC title game, an National Football League record. Thanks to McDaniels, the Patriots' offense has been really impressive this season with and without Tom Brady.

Outrage over 'cops as warthogs' painting continues as LA police union protests

12 Jan, 2017

Last week, Congressman Duncan Hunter, R-California, was the first to take the painting down, after Republicans complained about it and asked House GOP leadership to intervene. "In accordance with this policy, exhibits depicting subjects of contemporary political controversy or a sensationalistic or gruesome nature are not allowed".

Wyatt Detention Center officers put on administrative leave after inmate escapes

05 Jan, 2017

A pair of bloody prison trousers was found on train tracks nearby, leading authorities to believe Morales injured himself on the fence. Two individuals assigned to the area Morales escaped from have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

Badgers sink Broncos 24-16 in Cotton Bowl

03 Jan, 2017

After a year that began with low expectations from outsiders, an upset win in Titletown, and close games seemingly every week, the Wisconsin Badgers capped the season off with a bowl win. Fumagalli would be named the Cotton Bowl Offensive Player of the Game, while Edwards was selected as the Defensive Player of the Game with 10 tackles.

Park Visitors Spend Nearly 8 Hours Trapped on Ride

01 Jan, 2017

Passengers had to be winched down one-by-one by emergency rescuers with everyone safely on the ground at around 10pm. "The best way to bring them down would be obviously to lower the sky cabin ride itself to the ground", Kurtz said. the Sky Cabin attraction stopped "approximately 100 feet" in the air, theme park officials said in the statement released on their Twitter page Friday evening.

Minimum wage to increase to $11 an hour in the New Year

30 Dec, 2016

Ohio's minimum wage will soon be $8.15. Workers receiving Ohio's or Michigan's current minimum wage will see it increase starting Sunday, although workers getting the federal minimum wage will find no such boost. The minimum wage also will rise to $10 an hour in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. "It means a lot to those minimum-wage workers". The minimum wage increase applies to California businesses of all sizes but employers with 25 or fewer employees will have until 2023 to ...

Winter weather travel advisory in effect

30 Dec, 2016

Westerly winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 miles per hour are in the forecast issued by the National Weather Service. High temperatures in the low 40's will keep snow from accumulating more than a coating or a half-inch.

New Year's Idea: Take A Hike

29 Dec, 2016

All 50 states are participating in the sixth annual event that invites families and friends to celebrate the New Year amid the sights, sounds and wonder of the natural world with fun, guided hikes . Easy one-hour hike . Meet at Meigs Point Nature Center. Keep in mind there are six other trails at the Indiana Dunes State Park, and that the 3 Dune Challenge (Trail 8) is the only one rated as rugged.

Salvation Army Reaches Red Kettle Goal

29 Dec, 2016

The nonprofit organization is approximately 10 percent behind in donations, and needs more than $3.5 million to reach its $8.4 million goal by the campaign's official end date of Saturday, Dec. The Red Kettle drive officially ended at 2 p.m. Saturday, Christmas Eve, but donations can also be given online or via mail through December 31. Vogelsang said there is a knack to ringing the bells, entertaining people and engaging shoppers.

Wyoming unemployment rate falls in November

23 Dec, 2016

Putnam County's jobless rate in October was 3.3 percent, and Hancock County's was 3.4 percent. Contractors reportedly cut fewer jobs than usual this time of year and building permits are at a 10-year high, according to the Oregon Employment Department.

North Carolina's Legislature Poised To Repeal 'Bathroom Bill'

22 Dec, 2016

In a statement posted on social media at 1 a.m. Wednesday, the North Carolina Republican party blasted the incoming governor and his fellow Democrats for going back on a promise to the public "about a full repeal of the Charlotte ordinance" though that was never actually the original agreement.

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