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National Ex-Texas Rep. Arrrested For Diverting Funds To Campaign
Author: 0 Ex-Texas Rep. Arrrested For Diverting Funds To Campaign

In 2013 Rep. Stockman accused President Barack Obama of using children as human shields like Saddam Hussein did. "A single contributor donated $350,000 to the charity, which Stockman then allegedly funneled back to himself through donations made by his employees", the KPRC story stated.

Author: 0 GOP leaders acknowledge health bill changes, may delay vote

Their votes against the AHCA are representative of overall criticisms of the current legislation from conservative Republicans, who want to dismantle the ACA further, according to The Washington Post . "There are other members who still aren't there yet, but a lot of them are working to get there", Scalise said. "I think we're going to have negotiation", President Trump said of the bill in an interview with Fox News on Wednesday.

Author: 0 No, Feeding Hungry Kids and Seniors Isn't a Waste of Money

But 35% of the network's funding comes from the 1965 Older Americans Act , carried out by the Department of Health and Human Services - whose budget Trump wants to cut by nearly 18%. Recently, President Donald Trump released his budget blueprint that includes significant funding cuts to Meals on Wheels Programs. The budget outline does not describe most other specific HHS cuts , but it is all-but-certain that critical programs for seniors and people with disabilities, including ...

National Mom found dead after infant saved in dramatic lake rescue
Author: 0 Mom found dead after infant saved in dramatic lake rescue

Emergency crews performed CPR on an infant who was then taken to an area hospital. The 3-month-old was brought to a nearby hospital expected to make a full recovery. An autopsy will be conducted Friday to identify the man. Property records show the burned home belonged to 32-year-old Cristy Lynn Campbell. "The Glen Carbon Police Department was aware of that house", Lakin said.

Author: 0 Weather: Rain, snow on St. Patrick's Day

Winds could gust as high as 18 miles per hour. Temperatures fall to around freezing overnight leading to some ice by Saturday morning. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Winds will be gusty at times through this afternoon and early this evening. Then remaining cloudy this afternoon , with a chance of showers. Monday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

Author: 0 The American Health Care Act attacks vulnerable populations

Yet Rosendale and other supporters of replacing the Affordable Care Act say the GOP plan is a good first step, because it includes needed changes and keeps some of the law's positive aspects. It also would get rid of some ACA subsidies that help low-income people afford out-of-pocket costs, such as copays. You can find links to the rest of our stories below.

National Coachella sues Urban Outfitters because karma is real
Author: 0 Coachella sues Urban Outfitters because karma is real

Strangely, the music festival's proprietors seems to think people would prefer to buy "official" Coachella clothes, and are potentially being tricked into buying unauthorized versions of shitty, faux-vintage garments. In total, the suit cites "trademark infringement; false designation of origin and unfair competition; dilution; common law tortious interference of contractual relationships; violation of California trademark law and violation of California unfair competition and law".

Author: 0 Mysterious house explosion rattles Washington, DC suburb

Fire officials say the occupant is still unaccounted for; no firefighter or neighbor injuries have been reported. Investigators didn't know if he or anyone else was inside at the time, but searchers were planning to exhaustively check the rubble during the day, Piringer said.

National Festivities throughout Chicago for St. Patrick's day celebration
Author: 0 Festivities throughout Chicago for St. Patrick's day celebration

It's that time of year again - in honor of St. Patrick's Day , the Chicago River was dyed green. The powder colorant is orange when it goes into the water and then becomes a luminescent green. The city's Office of Emergency Management and Communications says road closures and parking restrictions will be in place. Saturday's parade had all the familiar touchstones of past parades, from emerald-adorned revelers, military marching bands, kilt-clad bagpipers and high-kicking to curly-haired ...

National Body found in lake tied to deadly house fire, baby in SUV
Author: 0 Body found in lake tied to deadly house fire, baby in SUV

The Walmart in Glen Carbon where the children ran to escape the fire is accepting donations Friday, said assistant manager, Melinda Maple. Cristy Campbell , 32, was discovered drowned in Silver Lake in Glen Carbon , Illinois , where an SUV carrying an infant was found submerged at around 6 a.m.

National CSU student missing after boating excursion in Gulf of Mexico
Author: 0 CSU student missing after boating excursion in Gulf of Mexico

More than three dozen searches had been carried out so far, with hundreds of square miles covered. Coast Guard officials said crews along the west coast of Florida responded to four separate search-and-rescue calls on Tuesday and cautioned boaters to stay vigilant during this week's stormy weather.

National Chinese nationals found in trunk in alleged smuggling attempt
Author: 0 Chinese nationals found in trunk in alleged smuggling attempt

Customs and Border Protection ( CBP ) on Monday seized over $688,000 dollars worth of crystal methamphetamines at the Laredo Port of Entry along the U.S. All four were taken into custody after officers determined that they did not have legal authorization to enter the U.S. "Concealing persons in vehicles is unsafe and could have severe consequences".

National Calif.'s Top Judge Protests Reported ICE Arrests At Courts
Author: 0 Calif.'s Top Judge Protests Reported ICE Arrests At Courts

Cathal Conneely, a public information officer for the Judicial Council of California, told the Bee that Cantil-Sakauye has received information since January from lower court judges, private attorneys, and legal aid lawyers that ICE agents have been arresting people after court proceedings.

National 9th Circuit judges to Congress: Leave us alone
Author: 0 9th Circuit judges to Congress: Leave us alone

The 9th Circuit in February refused to immediately reinstate Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, prompting the administration to release a new, narrower ban. The courts have traditionally given the executive branch sweeping authority to exclude prospective immigrants and refugees from the United States, and very few constitutional protections to the people who get excluded.

National Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in South Korea
Author: 0 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in South Korea

With so many competing interests in economic and territorial disputes, and a looming military threat, Mr Tillerson will have to thread the diplomatic needle carefully - weighing each nation's goals against the desire of the United States, and everyone else involved, for regional stability.

National Senate Intelligence Committee Finds 'No Indications' Trump Tower Was Wiretapped
Author: 0 Senate Intelligence Committee Finds 'No Indications' Trump Tower Was Wiretapped

Struggling to justify Trump's charge that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, the White House repeated Thursday allegations that a British spy service wiretapped the President at the orders of former President Barack Obama. The NSA has given GCHQ full 24/7 access to its computers, so GCHQ - a foreign intelligence agency that, like the NSA, operates outside our constitutional norms - has the digital versions of all electronic communications made in America in 2016, including Trump's.

Author: 0 Duncan critical of House bill

The GOP plan promotes health savings accounts for the affluent and encourages catastrophic insurance deductibles. Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, a physician, said he has heard conservative health care experts suggest that the 30 percent surcharge is "not strong enough" to achieve its goal.

National Trump Budget a Blast From the Conservative Past
Author: 0 Trump Budget a Blast From the Conservative Past

During a sit down with CNN's Van Jones on "The Messy Truth", Collins watched as Jones spoke to a woman who relies on Meals on Wheels to get by. Mulvaney went on to state that the budget being released is not a full budget, but rather a blueprint and only deals with the portion of the budget that makes up discretionary spending.

National No support for replacement health care bill
Author: 0 No support for replacement health care bill

The American Health Care Act would bring welcome changes to the insurance industry, but also has health plan executives anxious about how repealing the individual mandate will affect their mix of customers. The elite can afford the Cadillac plans, upper middle income can afford the high deductible plans with a health savings account . "This is the federal government before saying to a certain sector of society, a certain individual , you can't make what that company is willing to ...

National Major fire burns in downtown Raleigh, NC
Author: 0 Major fire burns in downtown Raleigh, NC

Residents have been evacuated from the area and multiple streets have been shut down. The fire had spread to another building by 10:30 p.m. No injuries are yet reported and there are no indications that anyone is trapped inside any of the affected buildings.

Author: 0 US Republicans to press ahead with plan to dismantle Obamacare health plan

The budget office estimated b y 2026, a total of 52 million people would lack insurance, including 28 million who would have been expected to lack coverage under Mr Obama's statute. Another Republican senator, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, told the Post in recent days, "I can tell you a number, if not a majority, of Republican senators think that this process has been too breakneck, too slapdash, and they do not see a good solution for the American people coming out of the House bill as ...

National Chelsea Clinton's Latest Book Is Titled She Persisted
Author: 0 Chelsea Clinton's Latest Book Is Titled She Persisted

Announced Thursday, the picture book will feature famous women throughout history and be titled " She Persisted ", Entertainment Weekly reported. She then added: 'With this book, I want to send a message to young readers around the country - and the world - that persistence is power'.

Author: 0 Kyrgios to face Federer in Indian Wells

Nishikori next faces American Donald Young , who needed seven match points to complete a 6-4 1-6 6-3 victory over 14th-seeded Frenchman Lucas Pouille. Australian Open champion Federer was at his brilliant best in a 6-2 6-3 win over Rafael Nadal on Thursday. However this week, he will just have one day off before he returns to the court to take on Novak Djokovic's conqueror Nick Kyrgios in the quarter-finals.

National Northwestern's first-ever NCAA Tournament win was incredibly lucky
Author: 0 Northwestern's first-ever NCAA Tournament win was incredibly lucky

Northwestern is making its first appearance in the NCAA tournament's 78-year history. Northwestern finally got that shot on Thursday, facing Vanderbilt in Vivint Smart Home Arena. Even after Vanderbilt stormed back from a 15-point deficit with 13:42 left, McIntosh remained the coolest Cat. Fisher-Davis's poor decision helped Vanderbilt lose.

National Nor'easter Leaves Some Travelers Stranded At Logan Airport
Author: 0 Nor'easter Leaves Some Travelers Stranded At Logan Airport

Flights to or from Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, New York City, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Newark, Toronto and Philadelphia were among those canceled . In 2015, the airport served 18.5 million travelers. The cancellations were prompted by National Weather Service forecasts on Monday of up to 2 feet (60 cm) of snow in some parts of the Northeast.

National West Virginia puts away Bucknell
Author: 0 West Virginia puts away Bucknell

Predictably the Mountaineers had success on the glass, outrebounding the Bison 42-31, including 17 offensive rebounds as Bob Huggins team pounded the glass. Every time Bucknell began feeling an upset vibe, West Virginia simply had too much in reserve. Bucknell finishes another outstanding season with a record of 26-9.

National Shooting death closes Hayward campus
Author: 0 Shooting death closes Hayward campus

Police have not released her identity. Mondragon was riding in the vehicle. According to police, the detectives attempted to stop the vehicle at the City View Apartments complex at 25200 Carlos Bee Blvd. The vehicle headed out of the apartment complex and crashed near the intersection of Campus and Oakes drives, according to Hayward police. Two other occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody near the scene of the crash, police said.

Author: 0 Trump's budget is utterly unrealistic

President Donald Trump has unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes many domestic programs to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S. But many provisions in the document are facing an icy reception on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers will have ultimate authority in crafting the government's budget for fiscal year 2018.

Author: 0 Butler gets past Winthrop with relative ease

These two have no recent meetings and this game will take part in the South Region and air on TNT from the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Winthrop will make this game competitive. Then, after Winthrop pared a 14-point halftime deficit to seven with 13:30 left, Butler held the Eagles to one field goal over a 14-2 run to effectively end any drama about the result.

National Malkin Blasts 'Tyrant' Federal Judges After Rulings Against Travel Ban
Author: 0 Malkin Blasts 'Tyrant' Federal Judges After Rulings Against Travel Ban

Trump signed a revised ban behind closed doors on March 6 with a reduced scope, exempting Iraqis and permanent USA residents but maintaining the temporary ban on the other six countries and refugees . He added: "It is undisputed, using the primary source upon which the Government itself relies, that these six countries have overwhelmingly Muslim populations that range from 90.7 percent to 99.8 percent".

National 9th Circuit Court of Appeals won't reconsider President Trump's original travel ban
Author: 0 9th Circuit Court of Appeals won't reconsider President Trump's original travel ban

The 9th is the largest appeals court in the country, with jurisdiction over 65.1 million people in nine states. But Bybee continued to blast Trump for targeting his colleagues. "Such personal attacks treat the court as though it were merely a political forum in which bargaining, compromise, and even intimidation are acceptable principles", the judges added.

Author: 0 March Madness: "Steaks" are High for Northern Kentucky Against Kentucky

If the University of Kentucky men's basketball team wins the 2017 NCAA championship, Lexington-based Bluegrass Hospitality Group (BHG), owner of Malone's Steakhouse , will provide United Kingdom students and faculty a steak dinner. But if the Cinderella story continues, a champion's feast will await the Norse: all of them . FiveThirtyEight's March Madness forecast estimates 15-seed NKU has a three percent chance of winning the game against number 2 seed UK.

National House Budget Committee advances ACA repeal bill
Author: 0 House Budget Committee advances ACA repeal bill

All three men are members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, which opposes the bill some have called "ObamaCare lite" because it leaves in place several of ObamaCare's provisions and insurance mandates. Amid the maneuvering, a government report said more than 12 million people have signed up for coverage this year under the very statute that President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans want to repeal.

National Sen. Gardner Says We Need A Westerner On The Supreme Court
Author: 0 Sen. Gardner Says We Need A Westerner On The Supreme Court

A group of citizens formed to challenge the swap in court but lost and now is appealing the ruling to the Colorado Court of Appeals. [S] he has ruled for the government in 83 percent of immigration cases against the immigration plaintiff, she has ruled for the government in 92 percent of criminal cases, she has denied race claims in 83 percent of cases and has split evenly on employment cases between employer and employee....

National Go green (and early) for St. Patrick's Day Parade
Author: 0 Go green (and early) for St. Patrick's Day Parade

Since their influx, Irish immigrants and Irish Americans have changed the face of NY, bringing with them the food, drink, and traditions of their culture that we all enjoy today. In 1961, Chicagoans began dyeing the Chicago River green in celebration of the day, There are about 100 St. Patrick's Day celebrations across the USA, and some 30 of them are major events.

National Oklahoma State Senator Facing Prostitution Charges Involving Underage Teen
Author: 0 Oklahoma State Senator Facing Prostitution Charges Involving Underage Teen

Police are recommending charges. Shortey, a conservative Republican from south Oklahoma City, hasn't replied to several phone messages seeking comment, and court records don't show if he has retained an attorney yet. "This resolution reserves the right of the Oklahoma Senate to pursue further action if more facts come to light". The bill, which could have been lifted from the 1973 science fiction movie "Soylent Green", was referred to the Agriculture and Rural Development committee where ...

National Sunny skies ahead for your Thursday
Author: 0 Sunny skies ahead for your Thursday

Wednesday , sunny, with a high near 51. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 33. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 miles per hour after midnight. West wind around 7 miles per hour. Wednesday , March 15 - Sunny, with a high near 87. Breezy winds at 10-25mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

National Ride-hailing provider Uber branches into health care services
Author: 0 Ride-hailing provider Uber branches into health care services

But as the new entrants square off against legacy companies, cities and counties are trying to fend off what they see as state overreach. The tech world elites that normally flock to the conference each year, in the short few years that Uber and Lyft have been around, have become dependent enough on it, at least during the conference, that many of them are taking to Twitter and other platforms to vent their frustrations.

Author: 0 Sade Dixon's family to speak out about death penalty decision

I completely disagree with State Attorney Ayala's decision and comments and I am asking her to recuse herself immediately from this case. "I have seen the video of Markeith Loyd executing Lt. Debra Clayton and our law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day". "I believe we are quickly seeing the results of the $819,734 that anti-death penalty, progressive liberal George Soros' spent to assure the candidate who aligns with his philosophy won the race for State ...

National Will East Tennessee State cover vs. Florida? NCAA Predictions 3/16/17
Author: 0 Will East Tennessee State cover vs. Florida? NCAA Predictions 3/16/17

Wilkins says, "I aint practiced all week". The Irish were red hot from deep (again), and their huge first half scoring surge helped beat the Seminoles. "It would mean a lot to the city [Johnson City]", Cromer said, "and to just know that our season is not over". The Buccaneers are a pretty strong offensive team, averaging 80 points per game, but they aren't very efficient, ranking only 109th in the country in offensive efficiency numbers.