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National Gonzaga is a huge favorite to win the Final Four
Author: 0 Gonzaga is a huge favorite to win the Final Four

Because after Mark Few cut down the last of the net in San Jose, he hollered to his players "Might as well win it!" SC is looking to take their Cinderella story to the last game, and they could very well do so. "We're still going into that ( Final Four ) game thinking we can win". We know them as the Oregon Ducks. "And we'll go down there to try to win the thing".

Author: 0 Colorado mosque vandalized with Bible

Mosque officials say surveillance video shows a man in his 20s throwing several large rocks and a Bible through glass doors and into the prayer area of the mosque. CAIR stated that it has called for similar probes into 34 incidents targeting mosques across the country since the start of 2017. "We believe it's part of the overall phenomenon of an unprecedented rise in anti-Muslim incidents of all types since the November election".

National Flight Deal: Chicago to Iceland from $99
Author: 0 Flight Deal: Chicago to Iceland from $99

Rapidly growing Icelandic ultralow-cost carrier Wow Air will make Chicago O'Hare its eighth US destination in July. "We are very pleased to be flying WOW air passengers from Dublin and Cork to the Windy City". "This new service is estimated to generate approximately $80 million in annual economic impact for the Chicago region, and will boost tourism and business for both the cities of Chicago and Reykjavik".

Author: 0 Hong Kong's Non-Election

The victor is to be chosen by a 1,200-person "election committee" stacked with pro-Beijing and pro-establishment loyalists. They are leery of China's growing interference in Hong Kong and fearful of losing the former British colony's "one country, two systems" formula that guarantees Hong Kong wide-ranging freedoms.

National Missing Girls In Washington Gaining Attention
Author: 0 Missing Girls In Washington Gaining Attention

According to a letter written by lawmakers to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey, "When children of color go missing, authorities often assume they are runaways rather than victims of abduction". On Friday, Washington DC's mayor, Muriel E. Bowser , announced that the city will increase the number of police officers assigned to finding missing children , and allocate more money to nonprofits working with vulnerable teens.

National House GOP leaders postpone health care vote
Author: 0 House GOP leaders postpone health care vote

The decision was a humiliating setback for President Donald Trump and congressional leaders. Brooks said, "No, I'm not ready to surrender on an issue as important as Obamacare ". "Tomorrow, tomorrow, we will have a vote tomorrow", Bannon said. "But for patients there is no health care center when there is no insurance", Levin said.

Author: 0 1 person dead, 2 children critically wounded in Sanford shooting

A man killed his girlfriend and wounded five other people, including two children and a high school student at a bus stop, during a shooting spree in central Florida on Monday, police said. After leaving the home, Cashe shot two random bystanders on a nearby street, police said. Both are in stable condition. She told local news reporters "I can't stress enough that this scene is one of the worst that our officers and investigators have ever responded to".

National Mom of teen shot by cop angry over resignation
Author: 0 Mom of teen shot by cop angry over resignation

The mayor also issued a statement saying that Haste's termination was the right move and that he hopes the decision brings some measure of justice to Graham's loved ones. "Haste should never have been given the opportunity to resign". Constance Malcolm, Graham's mother disagrees with that. She said she'd like to know if Haste is "allowed to carry a gun, [and] what are the circumstances around that".

National Matthew, Otto retired from list of Atlantic storm names
Author: 0 Matthew, Otto retired from list of Atlantic storm names

Off the list for good are Matthew and Otto because the storms were so destructive and deadly. Matthew will be replaced with Martin and Otto will be replaced with Owen when the 2016 list is used again in 2022. The two hurricanes mark the 81st and 82nd names to be retired from the Atlantic storm list, joining hurricanes Betsy and Katrina. Otto was a late-season storm that started on November 30.

National Trump may bypass hardline conservatives on tax, White House says
Author: 0 Trump may bypass hardline conservatives on tax, White House says

While Trump's ideological flexibility could open the door for some agreement, the president also would still have to bridge divides within the Republican Party. The U.S. tax code has not undergone a major overhaul since 1986 during Republican former President Ronald Reagan's administration, and there is tacit acknowledgement in both parties that some changes are needed, especially in terms of easing the burdens of middle-class Americans.

National Sanders: 'I'm Going to Introduce a Medicare-for-All, Single-Payer Program'
Author: 0 Sanders: 'I'm Going to Introduce a Medicare-for-All, Single-Payer Program'

Bernie Sanders is returning to a key campaign promise and will introduce a single-payer healthcare bill in the wake of the Republicans' Obamacare replacement defeat. While intra-party disagreement among Republicans and a nationwide grassroots effort to stop the cruel and unpopular healthcare reform bill known as Trumpcare undoubtedly fueled its collapse on Friday , Sen.

National Should Devin Nunes Recuse Himself From Trump Russia Ties Investigation?
Author: 0 Should Devin Nunes Recuse Himself From Trump Russia Ties Investigation?

The meeting occurred before Nunes disclosed at a news conference that US spy agencies may have inadvertently captured Trump and his associates in routine targeting of foreigners' communications. He told CNN he wanted to "reiterate this has nothing to do with Russian Federation". Only individuals with specific approval can enter White House grounds.

Author: 0 Police Officer in Oklahoma Dies After Shootout

The officer and the suspect were both transported to a local hospital. Officials say Officer Justin Terney had just joined the force last summer. The suspected shooter was also struck by gunfire. Police say the suspected shooter was also wounded and taken to a hospital. "My department's not doing good", Kidney said Monday morning, adding that in the 22 years he has been with the department and the 38 years the chief has been with the department, this is the first officer-involved shooting ...

National Dead, Several Critically Wounded in Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting
Author: 0 Dead, Several Critically Wounded in Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting

City manager Harry Black said: "The conflict is believed to have begun between specific groups or individuals earlier in the day, escalating and ultimately leading to this tragedy occurring at the nightclub". Cops are asking clubgoers, who fled for their lives, to call them. That is totally unacceptable,"said Mayor John Cranley, calling the shooting a "heinous crime".

National AAA: Average gas prices in MI fall 7 cents
Author: 0 AAA: Average gas prices in MI fall 7 cents

In Friday's market action, US crude oil futures rose 27 cents to $47.97 a barrel in NY. The lowest gas price reported in Lowndes County Sunday was $2.02 at a retailer on USA 84, according to the price tracking website gasbuddy.com, continuing a weeks-long drought of stores offering gas for less than $2.

Author: 0 Woman arrested after scaling fence near White House - again

Following the Sunday arrest, she was charged with unlawful entry and contempt of court. She was also arrested last Tuesday, after attempting to jump the south fence of the White House grounds. Wahl was released and given a stay away order with an initial status hearing set for April 27. But Secret Service agents arrested her promptly after responding to an alarm she activated.

National Former TCU star Trevone Boykin arrested in Dallas
Author: 0 Former TCU star Trevone Boykin arrested in Dallas

Authorities said the driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Bond had not been set as of 8 a.m. Monday. Boykin was signed a undrafted free agent by Seattle after a stellar career at TCU. This isn't Boykin's first run-in with police. Boykin played in five games last season, completing 13 of 18 passes for 145 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

National Final days of March will be wet, somewhat warm in Lehigh Valley
Author: 0 Final days of March will be wet, somewhat warm in Lehigh Valley

Wed: High: 59 Low: 48 Cloudy with showers likely. Thursday also looks to hold that same pattern, but Friday shows a return of wet weather and another dramatic drop in temperatures. Showers will begin to wind down as we head into the evening as a cold front pushes south of the region. Rain chances will increase Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Author: 0 Even if 'Snooki' bill approved, university to pay speaker

But the bill appears to underscore a growing backlash against hefty fees for all manner of speaking engagements at public universities pinched by tight budgets and soaring tuition costs. During her speech at the University Snooki discussed everything from tanning, fist-pumping to how she wears her hair. DiMaio's original legislation called for no state funds to be used for commencement speaker fees, but it was amended in committee.

Author: 0 Famous mums share their joy as they celebrate Mother's Day

And he captioned the sweet post: "So so proud (sic)". Boyzone star Ronan Keating paid tribute to both his late mother Marie and his wife Storm - who is pregnant with the couple's first child together - in an Instagram post. The singer wrote: "Happy Mother's Day Everyone". Victoria captioned the snap: 'Feeling very loved today The sweetest card from my best friend x I love u all so much x @davidbeckham @brooklynbeckham @romeobeckham @cruzbeckham X VB'.

Author: 0 House Republicans, short of votes, abruptly pull health care bill

The inability of Republicans to reach consensus on a bill, given its control of the House, Senate and White House, badly hurts its image as a party that can govern, and Ryan admitted as much on Friday . "They've rendered their judgement: Obamacare has failed". We need to get 216 people to agree with each other to write legislation. If the Senate parliamentarian rules in the favor of the Democrats on any of these challenges, the Republicans would have to muster at least 60 votes to override ...

National 1 dead, 14 injured in Cincinnati nightclub shooting
Author: 0 1 dead, 14 injured in Cincinnati nightclub shooting

There were hundreds of people inside the nightclub and many of them fled when shots rang out, he said, but police were tracking down the witnesses in a " chaotic crime scene ". "He was just accepting the money, telling people, this is the no-wait line". "The is no evidence that this was a terrorist attack, like we had seen in Miami", Mayor John Cranley said during the Sunday morning press briefing.

Author: 0 Trump and GOP Pull Doomed Trumpcare Bill

Overall, the fact that the GOP had to pull the bill Friday as it hemorrhaged votes from both the moderate and conservative ends of the Republican spectrum - and never had a lick of bipartisan support - was the best outcome for this particular piece of legislation.

Author: 0 March Madness: Public split on Kentucky vs. North Carolina 3/26/17

Kentucky coach John Calipari is along for the ride, a joyful journey that has his Wildcats within one game of reaching the Final Four for the third time in the past four years. Luke Maye was the other scorer in double figures with 16 points. He hits 54.4% of his shots and is tough to move under the paint. This is Gators Coach Michael White's first trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Author: 0 House steers toward climactic vote on GOP health care bill

The outcome leaves both Ryan and Trump weakened politically. Lashing out in all directions, Saturday morning Trump promoted Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro's show, tweeting, "Watch @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews tonight at 9:00 P.M". "We may be in overtime, but I can tell you at the very end of the day, the most valuable player will be President Trump on this because he will deliver, he's committed tot he American people".

National CBO says revised GOP health care bill still leaves 24 million uninsured
Author: 0 CBO says revised GOP health care bill still leaves 24 million uninsured

Earlier this week, House Republicans amended the American Health Care Act in an effort to appease House conservatives. "Importantly, CBO's estimates do not incorporate future changes that could be made to insurance market rules, either by regulation, further legislation, or further amendments to this bill that are still being discussed", the group said .

National Yemen: How the war changed my country
Author: 0 Yemen: How the war changed my country

Thousands of Yemenis packed a square in the capital Sanaa on Sunday on the second anniversary of a war that has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people and pushed the impoverished country to the brink of starvation. Yemeni Ambassador to the United States Ahmad Awad bin Mubarak, former head of Yemen's national security agency Ali Hassan al-Ahmadi, Deputy Chairman of Yemeni Congregation for Reform (al-Islah) Abdul Wahab al-Ansi and a senior member of the Nasserist Unionist People's ...

National Northwest Lawmakers React To Health Care Bill Withdrawal
Author: 0 Northwest Lawmakers React To Health Care Bill Withdrawal

Everybody agrees it needs to be fixed. Yet health insurance experts say that doing so would undermine fundamental parts of how insurance is sold and used in the US, undermining some of the Affordable Care Act's protections, raising premiums for some and resulting in uncovered care for many.

Author: 0 Republicans' health-care plan is awful

However, Democrats hinted that a single-payer system could eventually replace Obamacare. "I am committed to working to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with something that offers more choices at a lower cost to consumers - and something that works for Americans families".

National What are the Obamacare essential benefits?
Author: 0 What are the Obamacare essential benefits?

The AHCA is a GOP-led effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act , informally known as Obamacare, and replace it. According to AARP, 3 million low- to moderate-income older adults ages 50 to 64, including 5,000 people in Hawaii, rely on tax credits under the Affordable Care Act to purchase health insurance.

National Congress can do a lot better with health care
Author: 0 Congress can do a lot better with health care

Congressman Mike Conaway (R-Midland) released a statement after President Trump asked Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday to cancel that day's scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act, the Republicans' replacement to President Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA).

National Texas Braces For Medicaid Cuts Under GOP Health Plan
Author: 0 Texas Braces For Medicaid Cuts Under GOP Health Plan

Otherwise people can get socked with bills totaling tens of thousands of dollars, perhaps incurred while they were unconscious. Those that are mainly in the business of managing Medicaid services under contracts with states, such as Molina Healthcare, oppose the bill because of the expected sharp reductions in Medicaid if it is enacted.

Author: 0 Washington state leaders react after health care bill pulled

Softer cuts in corporate taxes leave stocks vulnerable after a rally on hopes for more, he said. U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa congratulated House Minority Nancy Pelosi "for her vision and determination to take this fight against the poorly drafted TrumpCare legislation directly to the people who would be most devastated by the GOP plan".

National Shots fired at Las Vegas Bellagio hotel
Author: 0 Shots fired at Las Vegas Bellagio hotel

When it wouldn't start, they tried to carjack someone else's vehicle, and then tried to run away, the Sun reported. Guests thought it was an active shooter situation after one of the burglars fired a shot inside of the store. According to ABC News , the Bellagio was on lockdown for approximately a half-hour after the incident. A gunman opened fire during an armed robbery at Las Vegas' Bellagio hotel, prompting a chaotic scene at the famous location.

National Scuffles as Pro-Trump Rallies Held; 6 Arrested in California Clash
Author: 0 Scuffles as Pro-Trump Rallies Held; 6 Arrested in California Clash

Nearby, counter protesters blared bullhorns and carried flares as they attempted to disrupt the rally. Supporters rallied outside of Trump Tower in downtown Chicago Saturday to let President Trump know they're behind him, a day after the president was dealt a stunning defeat on healthcare.

Author: 0 Pat Robertson: Mark My Words, The GOP Health Bill Will Pass!

But ultimately, this all kind of comes down to a choice. "But we need to get there". It was about whether the wealthiest nation on Earth would make sure that neither illness nor twist of fate would rob us of everything we've worked so hard to build.

Author: 0 Pence visits WV, says fight to repeal ACA will continue

From left, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon, Vice President Mike Pence, Ronald Regan Foster, and Nancy Reagan Foster stand before a crowd on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Charleston, W.Va. "Our tax plan will make American businesses and American opportunities more competitive all over this country". The House of Representatives' tax committee is working on legislation that would cut the corporate rate to 20 percent.

National Husband accidentally donates wife's wedding dress
Author: 0 Husband accidentally donates wife's wedding dress

She planned to preserve the ivory gown as a family heirloom. The couple say they are still paying in instalments for the dress from their wedding 18 months ago. The thousand-dollar dress, which she is still making payments on, quickly sold for $20 to $25. "Even if we were to go and buy the same, exact dress from Dave's Bridal, it's the one I married the love of my life in".

Author: 0 Federal budget cuts likely to have minimal impact in county

For the seniors, the meals - and the contact with the volunteers - can be the only daily social contact they have. "Your being out here today has a huge impact", she told participants Tuesday morning. "The Older Americans Act funds a large portion of what we do", she said. "Right now, we don't have waiting lists for any of our services, but if there are significant cuts, we will have to do that".

National Warm and mostly dry today; plenty of rain chances next week
Author: 0 Warm and mostly dry today; plenty of rain chances next week

The onshore breeze will keep coastal communities on the chilly side. Highs will be in the 40s with mostly cloudy skies and waves of showers. Highs in the 50s are a pretty good bet. We break out of the drizzle and fog slowly Monday morning and temperatures bounce back. That round of stormy weather will head east with time and should be out of the Valley after midnight.

Author: 0 Bellagio casino went on lock down after attempted break

The legendary resort was on lockdown for about half an hour following reports of an active shooter, ABC News reported . The suspect is barricaded on a bus, and tactical teams and negotiators are on the scene on Las Vegas Boulevard. During the attack, a witness tweeted out a picture of an alleged robber wearing a pig mask. According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, "We received a call at 12.50 am and apprehended a suspect at 2:15 am".

National Plane crashes in Cobb County
Author: 0 Plane crashes in Cobb County

Emergency responders are on scene. FAA spokesman Rick Breitenfeldt said it happened about 3 miles from an airport in Cobb County, just northwest of Atlanta. Tullan Avard, a homeowner in Kennesaw's Chastain Lakes subdivision, said she was sitting outside with a neighbor when they saw the plane fly over. The FAA is heading to the scene to investigate.

Author: 0 Part Of Las Vegas Strip Closed For Shooting Investigation

Burglars used sledgehammers to smash the windows of the store in the Bellagio Hotel, police said. Police stood watch near the bus. The standoff began after a shooting was reported Saturday on Las Vegas Boulevard in the heart of the Strip near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino.

National Double amputee, Marine veteran sworn-in as NY police officer
Author: 0 Double amputee, Marine veteran sworn-in as NY police officer

A machine gunner for a Marine division from Camp Lejeune, N.C., Ferreira was setting up on a rooftop of a building with several other Marines. After hearing a collision behind him on the Cross Bay Blvd.in Howard Beach, he jumped out his pick-up truck and sprinted over and pulled the girl out of her auto seat.

National US House intelligence panel leaders split over session on Russian Federation
Author: 0 US House intelligence panel leaders split over session on Russian Federation

To protect the privacy and constitutional rights of USA citizens, the intelligence community has very strict procedures on how information gained through incidental collection of those citizens can be handled and disseminated. "I don't know that the American people would be comfortable with what I've read". The White House quickly said Trump wasn't aware of Manafort's work on behalf of the Russian billionaire.