National Nunes Refuses to Step Away from House Russia Probe
Author: 0 Nunes Refuses to Step Away from House Russia Probe

Nunes said the pressure for him to resign was typical politics. "I'm not going to get into who he met with or why he met with them", Spicer said. AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for Ryan, said Monday the speaker has "full confidence that Chairman Nunes is conducting a thorough, fair and credible investigation".

National Johns County is healthiest in state
Author: 0 Johns County is healthiest in state

On Wednesday, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute released the 2017 health numbers, based on 30 factors , for nearly every county in the United States. Madison County is ranked 78th out of the 92 counties for health outcomes , a step up from the previous ranking of 79th. Fewer people are dying prematurely in D.C.

Author: 0 Driver strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

No-one was hurt in the incident, police siad. The source said no one was injured and the suspect was in custody as of 9:40 am. The FBI said it would assist Capitol Police at the scene. The incident is taking place near the corner of Washington and Independence, near the Rayburn House Office Building. A man in a suit exiting the building looked around him, seemingly unaware of what had occurred.

Author: 0 CRAWFORD | Late fade: Louisville loses second-half lead, and gam

Next up is the East Regional at Madison Square Garden where the Gamecocks will face third-seeded Baylor, an 82-78 victor over Southern Cal earlier Sunday. The end was Sunday's 73-69 loss to No. 7 seed MI, where they lost a nine-point second half lead to the Wolverines and fell short coming back. He also hit his only 3-point attempt of the game.

Author: 0 Trump says he expects a health care deal 'very quickly'

Klein also notes that Trump and Republicans have criticized the Obamacare process. Can Trump do this? While I am mainly angry at the Freedom Caucus for rescuing Obamacare from certain death, I am also anxious that I may have already seen this movie.

Author: 0 Powerful Indiana Senate committee puts stamp on roads plan

Be Civil - It's OK to have a difference in opinion but there's no need to be a jerk. "That's in the House Bill, that's in the Senate Bill, Governor Holcomb has expressed his support for gas tax as part of the final package". A state official says New Mexico is a few steps away from being able to backfill a giant underground cavern before it collapses underneath a community of mobile homes and critical southern New Mexico transportation routes.

National Test tornado drill to be conducted Wednesday
Author: 0 Test tornado drill to be conducted Wednesday

Severe chances of showers and storms will move through the region this week with low to minimal chances of severe weather. Daytime highs will mainly be in the upper 70s to low 80s. mid-late week, eventually reaching the Carolinas by Friday. A few of these storms may become strong to severe as well. This means in the second week of spring, Denver could be shoveling snow once again while places like Tulsa, Oklahoma; Nashville, Tennessee; and Kansas City, Missouri are all bracing for severe ...

Author: 0 Rights of learning-disabled students bolstered by high court

The Act requires that certain, federally funded school systems provide a "free appropriate public education" to certain students with disabilities. While being grilled by Senator Al Franken about his thoughts on marriage equality, Gorsuch declared, "It is absolutely settled law", but added that he can't share his personal views because "there is ongoing litigation about its impact and its application right now".

Author: 0 Woman arrested on disorderly charge at Trump's Mar-a-Lago

Tom Carper (Delaware) and Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed (Rhode Island) introduced the initiative this Friday in order that registers may be made public the registries of the White House or any other place where the President regularly xconducts official business.

Author: 0 Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the filing of an arrest warrant detailing 15 criminal charges against David Robert Daleiden. Prosecutors said that the two defendants, both California residents, received one count each for filming 14 people without consent between October 2013 and July 2015 in Los Angeles , San Francisco and El Dorado counties.

Author: 0 Nunes won't reveal sources to Intel Committee members

The wonkiest soap opera in Washington served up yet more of its trademark plot twists on Tuesday as the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian Federation detoured even further into partisan bickering. Michael Rogers of the National Security Agency. The next day, he announced to the media, and then Trump, that he had seen information indicating that members of the Trump transition team may have been caught up in legal surveillance.

National LaGuardia checkpoint closes due to unknown substance in bag
Author: 0 LaGuardia checkpoint closes due to unknown substance in bag

But the agency did not disclose any other details about the suspicious material. Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-jeh-loh) says initial reports indicate it might have been some sort of "food substance". A later tweet said the area had reopened after a bag was cleared, but long lines remained. The checkpoint was closed for about 40 minutes, but since reopened at 6:26 a.m.

Author: 0 The outsider dealmaker faltering in White House

Kinahan, however, says the defeat of the GOP health care bill does not signal a death knell for the Trump rally. "It failed brilliantly", said another Republican strategist, who requested anonymity to speak frankly about a president the strategist may be working with on upcoming priorities.

Author: 0 Speaker Paul Ryan: House GOP Leadership Trying the Health Care Rescue Again

Just two months into his presidency, Trump has made it pretty apparent that this leader is not him. Shortly after the House was abruptly called into recess on Friday, Rep. The toxic Obamacare politics created by Republicans, combined with the GOP's inability to pass legislation to "repeal and replace" the law, will make Price's job fantastically hard.

National There are enough spiders to eat all of us in one year
Author: 0 There are enough spiders to eat all of us in one year

Scientists Klaus Birkhofer and Martin Nyffeler did research on how much food the world's spider population consumes in one year and published their findings in this month's Science of Nature journal. One study suggests that globally average spider density is around 131 spiders. The Washington Post compares that to the Titanic , which weighed 52,000 tons, thus the global spider population would equal 478 Titanic ships.

Author: 0 Priebus: In Wake Of Repeal Failure, Time For Republicans 'To Start Governing'

President Trump has taken the unusual and potentially risky step of conducting official business in the plain view of guests at his high-priced Mar-A-Lago club. Though Trump and Ryan have talked several times, Spicer said the White House has not "picked a strategy and we're going to go with this group or that group".

National Health Care Repeal defeated for now
Author: 0 Health Care Repeal defeated for now

President Trump pointed the finger at a number of parties - Democrats, the House Freedom Caucus, Paul Ryan, the Koch Brothers - and says that his administration will now turn to tax reform. It would have also blocked federal payments to Planned Parenthood. Meadows leads the conservative House Freedom Caucus, a bloc of Republicans who refused to get on board of the Republican health care plan last week.

National Donald Trump Says Great American Killed In London Terror Attack
Author: 0 Donald Trump Says Great American Killed In London Terror Attack

He said they served in the military together. Kurt was a good man and a loving husband to our sister and daughter, Melissa. It said the scarf will stay there until the team's next game on April 4. "They loved it here and Kurt immediately said that he felt like he was at home, so thank you for being such good people". "[Music] was his thing that's what he loved", says Morris.

National Trump's new travel ban also blocked
Author: 0 Trump's new travel ban also blocked

The only option that would have allowed Donald Trump to get around serial legal challenges to his travel ban on some Muslim nationalities closed even before it opened, making him look once again this week like a weak President who is helpless before American laws as they were written by the country's founding fathers.

Author: 0 Kansas, Purdue plan to make for a stylish Sweet 16 matchup

It was a bitter end for the Boilermakers and that's what makes the NCAA Tournament so exciting. Purdue came out of the gates firing. Purdue defeated Kansas 83-78 in a 1994 regional semifinal, Kansas took down Purdue 75-61 in a 1997 second-round game , and Kansas earned another tourney win over Purdue in 2012, 63-60 in the second round.

National What Sessions Federal Funding Move Means for Minnesota
Author: 0 What Sessions Federal Funding Move Means for Minnesota

The policy was issued under the Obama administration in 2016, but was not enforced. The county started requiring ICE officers to provide a warrant when handing over inmates after an OR federal judge in Miranda Olivares v. Sanctuary cities in New Jersey include Bloomfield, Camden, East Orange, Maplewood, Hightstown, Hopewell Borough, Jersey City, Leonia, Newark, North Bergen, Plainfield, South Orange, Trenton, Union City and West New York.

National Senate showdown looms on Supreme Court pick as Dems oppose
Author: 0 Senate showdown looms on Supreme Court pick as Dems oppose

The Supreme Court seat left vacant last February may soon find a home with President Donald Trump's nominee, Neil Gorsuch. With the filibuster all but assured, that means Republicans need to persuade eight Democrats to support their candidate - or nine if Sen.

National Republicans on Obamacare repeal: 'We're going to get it done'
Author: 0 Republicans on Obamacare repeal: 'We're going to get it done'

Conservative members believed the legislation didn't go far enough to repeal the Affordable Care Act, while more moderate members were anxious about estimates that more than 24 million Americans could lose coverage under the bill. Mark Meadows, the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus . Trump failed to win over the Freedom Caucus lawmakers despite courting them intensively.

National Intelligence panel chair reviewed sensitive file on White House grounds
Author: 0 Intelligence panel chair reviewed sensitive file on White House grounds

An official familiar with the Senate investigation said that the details of the interview have not yet been set, and the Trump associates will speak to the committee on the committee's terms. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, have urged Nunes to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe.

National Gamecocks still dreaming, still playing, onto Final Four
Author: 0 Gamecocks still dreaming, still playing, onto Final Four

Gonzaga and SC will both be playing in their first Final Four's in school history while the Oregon Ducks haven't competed on college basketball's grandest stage since they won the first ever tournament in 1939. Only five games to go until Thornwell and A'ja Wilson can recreate that Emeka Okafor-Diana Taurasi ESPN the Magazine cover . No. 7 South Carolina Gamecocks (25-10) vs.

Author: 0 Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal

Trump bills all of this as a way to unshackle America's overregulated energy industry to bring jobs back to coal country. "You know what it says, right?" Plenty, apparently, and this is a particularly powerful statement: "You can break the law by endangering your workers or stealing their wages and the federal government will still do business with you".

National WVU falls on missed last-second shot
Author: 0 WVU falls on missed last-second shot

The Ducks' run to the regional final has come without big man Chris Boucher, who went out in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals with a season-ending knee injury. Gonzaga had closed the West Virginia lead to 58-57 on two Williams-Goss free throws and then Zags guard Jordan Mathews drilled a 3-pointer from the left wing with 57 seconds remaining to give the Bulldogs a 60-58 lead.

National Georgia Tech handles Cal State Bakersfield 76-61
Author: 0 Georgia Tech handles Cal State Bakersfield 76-61

UCF game, which was slated for a 9:28 p.m. ET start Tuesday night in Madison Square Garden in NY. Ben Lammers finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for Georgia Tech, which will take on either Texas Christian or Central Florida in the championship game Thursday night.

National Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Sanctuary cities are risking federal money
Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Sanctuary cities are risking federal money

During his announcement Monday, Sessions said DOJ would "claw back" funding to state and local jurisdictions that refuse to comply with federal immigration law, including detainer requests. "I am confident that when this latest move is challenged in the courts, this too will prove to be yet another loss for this administration", De La Riva said.

Author: 0 Ivanka Trump's Neighbors Aren't Happy

While Kalorama residents seem willing to put up with the Secret Service detail around former President Barack Obama, they are less willing to do so for Trump and Kushner. - Toby Moffett, former Democrat congressman from CT. Neighbors say it was already a problem before they came along, and it has only gotten worse over the past two months.

National Trump overlooks his Obamacare promise
Author: 0 Trump overlooks his Obamacare promise

Tom Cole of Oklahoma, who is an ally of the center-right Tuesday Group, which stuck with Trump in the health care fight and earned the president's praise in the hours after the bill's defeat. Supporters say higher prices on imported goods would be offset over time by a strengthening dollar. For all the controversy surrounding it, though, the border-adjustment concept would raise an estimated $1.1 trillion over 10 years, giving Republican tax-cutters breathing space for reducing the corporate ...

National President Trump's Proposed Budget Would Slash Funding for Meals on Wheels
Author: 0 President Trump's Proposed Budget Would Slash Funding for Meals on Wheels

Sound Generations runs Meals on Wheels in King County and says they've had a flood of support. He said its feeds on average 1,200 people on any given day. "The federal government has spent over $150 billion on this block grant since its inception in 1974, but the program is not well-targeted to the poorest populations and has not demonstrated results", the budget blueprint says.

National TN Couple Tried To Sell Baby On Craigslist For $3K: Sheriff
Author: 0 TN Couple Tried To Sell Baby On Craigslist For $3K: Sheriff

Undercover officers arranged a meeting with the couple in Greene County were the two were arrested and charged with child abuse . They were paid $3,000 cash "and the baby was handed to the agent", reports said. After his arrest for the alleged sale of the baby, authorities discovered that Cain was being sought in connection with a break-in at a vehicle lot in Wilmington that occurred last August, the Greenville Sun reported .

National Booker slams GOP health-care proposal in Montclair stop
Author: 0 Booker slams GOP health-care proposal in Montclair stop

The gathering comes the day before the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on legislation, spearheaded by Speaker Paul Ryan, to repeal the Affordable Care Act and block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid reimbursements. Planned Parenthood of Maryland has seen a 91 percent increase in requests for intrauterine devices, IUDs, over the past five years, said Karen J. Nelson, CEO and president of Planned Parenthood of Maryland.

Author: 0 'Fearless Girl' statue opposite bull stays through February

The statue of a young girl standing firmly with her hands on her hips - in the path of Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" sculpture - will remain where it is for at least another year, NY politicians said Monday. Calls for " Fearless Girl " to become a permanent part of the financial district began nearly immediately after it appeared, including an online petition that had garnered more than 28,000 signatures by Monday morning.

National University of Texas survey: 1 in 7 female students raped
Author: 0 University of Texas survey: 1 in 7 female students raped

Fenves said in a statement to staff and students . According to It's On Us, an initiative that aims to shift the way we think and talk about issues of sexual violence, one in five women , nationally, will suffer sexual assault in college. The bill was heavily rewritten before the committee debated it Thursday. This penalty increases to a Class A misdemeanor - punishable by up to $4,000 in fines and a year in jail - for employees found to have willfully concealed information about an assault.

National DNC Chair Perez Calls On All Staffers To Resign
Author: 0 DNC Chair Perez Calls On All Staffers To Resign

DNC Chairman Tom Perez called for the letters Tuesday, although his interim predecessor had previously asked staff to submit and date them April 15 in anticipation of the leadership turnover. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as party chair right before the Democratic National Convention. The wrenching experience, which followed years in which Democrats felt the Obama White House ignored the party, has left the DNC with a crisis of confidence and competence at a time Americans are turning away from ...

National Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost
Author: 0 Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost

Cassidy and Steans plan to hold joint hearings in the spring on the proposed bills to educate other lawmakers and receive feedback. That was in contrast to 21 percent who opposed or strongly opposed decriminalization. Manufacturing and distributing marijuana legal for anyone age 21 or older . "It's problematic to public safety when people drive on marijuana thinking it's harmless but they are seriously impaired".

National Over 100000 sign petition demanding Melania Trump cover her NYC security costs
Author: 0 Over 100000 sign petition demanding Melania Trump cover her NYC security costs

A spokesperson for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told Politifact that the total cost to protect Trump, Melania and Barron between election day and inauguration was $37 million. "They can afford to pay for the extravagance of living apart", Jodi Quesnell, of Sheridan, Wyoming writes. While Sheila Forsyth, from Newport, Rhode Island, wrote: "Living in the White House is what you do when you are married to the president".

Author: 0 3 storm chasers killed in crash during West Texas storms

The area was under a tornado warning at the time. The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Williamson was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, authorities said. "Kelley and Randy were beloved members of the weather community", the statement reads.

Author: 0 Attorney General: Sanctuary cities are risking federal money

Sessions said that the Justice Department expects to awards more than$4.1 billion in grants to state and local law enforcement agencies this year. The defiance that filled the New York City conference clashed with pointed warnings from the White House's West Wing, where Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a dire warning to urban leaders who embrace policies that help protect immigrants in the country illegally from deportation.

National Two people who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood are indicted in Calif.
Author: 0 Two people who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood are indicted in Calif.

The newspaper noted that a Planned Parenthood report from 2015 said that eight of its affiliates provided 17,419 individual prenatal services. She then compared that information with the coinciding annual reports from the Centers for Disease Control regarding teen birthrates and STD diagnoses to determine whether there was any correlation between the two.

National Turkey crashes through windshield of vehicle in N
Author: 0 Turkey crashes through windshield of vehicle in N

Bob Smigielski, 61, of Chicago was a witness to the collision. 'I thought he'd go over the roof of the vehicle instead he went right over the windshield'. "I'd say God was with him this morning, " said LaPorte County Police officer Ken Etchison. The sheriff's office says mating season is now ongoing for wild turkeys, meaning they are often on the move and can be as hazardous to drivers as deer.

Author: 0 Plug the leaks and stop blaming Russians for Clinton's loss

The FBI is now reviewing that information, which includes human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings, according to those US officials. But other USA officials who spoke to CNN say it's premature to draw that inference from the information gathered so far since it's largely circumstantial.

National Uber stops self-driving cars test programmme after Arizona crash
Author: 0 Uber stops self-driving cars test programmme after Arizona crash

The Uber spokesperson said in an e-mail they're looking into the incident and that no one was sitting in the back of the vehicle at the time of the accident. When Uber launched the pilot program in Pittsburgh past year, it said that driverless cars "require human intervention in many conditions, including bad weather".

National Longtime Akron coach Dambrot taking over at Duquesne
Author: 0 Longtime Akron coach Dambrot taking over at Duquesne

Youngstown State athletic director Ron Strollo says Calhoun has a successful track record, experience with a major Division I program, regional recruiting ties and passion for the school. His father, Sid, starred for the Dukes in the 1950s. He and the Dambrot family will always be a part of The University of Akron family, and we wish him well as he moves along.

Author: 0 Van Hollen, Cardin to vote against Gorsuch nomination

The Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Gorsuch in hearings and is headed to a potential vote to send the nominee to the Senate floor next week. So far, Gorsuch has kept his views on how he will handle certain social and economic issues close to his chest, but he will likely push the balance of the Supreme Court back to 5-4 rulings on conservative topics.