National Arkansas death row inmate asks court to halt execution
Author: 0 Arkansas death row inmate asks court to halt execution

The inmates, who are seeking clemency, want all eight executions halted because of an "assembly-line schedule" and rushed process, AP reports. The state Parole Board on Monday recommended Gov. Johnson, left, and Ledelle Lee. The inmates filed a federal lawsuit Monday aimed at halting the executions. An attorney for the inmates said he planned to appeal Griffen's ruling quickly to the state Supreme Court.

National Kaine to oppose Trump court pick, join filibuster
Author: 0 Kaine to oppose Trump court pick, join filibuster

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are both opposing President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. A procedural and technical change, for sure. SCHUMER: But if that were true we wouldn't be here, would we? Gorsuch now sits on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Denver. Over the weekend, 44 percent of Americans said the 10th Circuit appeals court judge should be confirmed, while 24 percent said he should not be, according to a Morning Consult/POLITICO ...

Author: 0 Heinrich will vote against Gorsuch confirmation

Democrats were outraged by the treatment of Garland and are taking out their anger by attempting to defeat President Donald Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Obama's first nominee, sailed through the Senate on a vote of 68-31, with 23 percent of Senate Republicans agreeing to her confirmation.

National Officer killed along with 3 others in Wisconsin laid to rest
Author: 0 Officer killed along with 3 others in Wisconsin laid to rest

Dianne Look, 67, and Karen Barclay, 62, longtime employees of Marathon Savings Bank; attorney Sara Quirt Sann, 43; and Everest Metro Police Detective Jason Weiland, 40 were all killed on Wednesday in a shooting spree. "There is an inherent risk with what we do every day, there's a chance you could face serious harm or even death". Hundreds of law enforcement officers are among those who have gathered to pay respects to a Wisconsin detective killed in the line of duty along with three others ...

Author: 0 Khalid Masood's wife condemns his Wesminster attack

Cow has beef with police officer in Texas A loose heifer has been filmed charging at a police officer who had followed it through paddocks in Texas. The 52-year-old's 82-second rampage was cut short when he was shot by armed police after he fatally stabbed policeman Keith Palmer, 48.

National Ivanka Trump changes plans, becomes federal employee as assistant to the President
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump changes plans, becomes federal employee as assistant to the President

D-Dela., sent a letter early Wednesday to the Office of Government Ethics asking how the office would ensure Ivanka Trump voluntarily adhered to ethics laws, and which ethics laws would apply to her if she wasn't a federal employee. The New York Times , which first broke the news Wednesday, reported that President Trump's daughter will have the title "Assistant to the President".

Author: 0 Shaheen: Trump's executive order on climate shortsighted

Trump said during the signing that the order will "eliminate federal overreach" and "start a new era of production and job creation". "I am taking historic steps to lift restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion and to cancel job-killing regulations", Trump said at the EPA.

Author: 0 Schumer Vows Democrats Will Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination

Gorsuch's nomination is one of the most level-headed and responsible decisions Trump has made since taking office. CHUCK SCHUMER: To my Republican friends who think that if Judge Gorsuch fails to reach 60 votes we ought to change the rules, I say if this nominee can not earn 60 votes, a bar met by each of President Obama's nominees and George Bush's last two nominees, the answer isn't to change the rules.

National Lok Sabha passes all four GST bills
Author: 0 Lok Sabha passes all four GST bills

Jaitley had, on Tuesday, sought consensus on the bills that he said are based on the principle of "shared sovereignty" and that the government wants to pass these landmark tax reforms in the current Parliament session itself. During his speech, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "We seem to be on time... The absence of a compensation package (in the UPA law) was a deal-breaker".

Author: 0 After health care failure, Plan B suddenly more appealing for GOP

Details on the new negotiations weren't yet available, but the replacement bill still leaves 24 million more Americans without insurance after a decade than would under the ACA. But in January, after he was elected, a top Trump aide said the president had no plans to release the documents and Trump himself said it was the media, not the voters, who cared about his tax returns.

National Felony Charges For US Diplomat Over Alleged Contacts With Chinese Agents
Author: 0 Felony Charges For US Diplomat Over Alleged Contacts With Chinese Agents

A criminal complaint accuses Candace Marie Claiborne, who appeared before a judge Wednesday, of concealing her contacts with the intelligence agents and failing to report gifts she had received from them, including an iPhone, a laptop, worldwide travel and vacations, school tuition and cash wired to an account.

National Man accused of killing ex-roommate who stopped in to say bye
Author: 0 Man accused of killing ex-roommate who stopped in to say bye

He's being held without bond and records don't list an attorney for him. "Detectives have confirmed it was Herman who called 911 on Saturday morning and said " someone's been murdered ". I'm sorry". Police say Herman, who was covered with blood, flagged them down and told them they should go to the residence. Preston is said to have told the friend that she didn't feel comfortable spending the night with Herman at the house.

Author: 0 Ryan falls short in first test of Trump presidency

Other Republicans were relieved there was no vote, and praised Ryan and Trump for pulling the plug and avoiding a politically embarrassing situation. There are 237 House Republicans, meaning that the party could afford 22 members crossing the aisle and joining the Democrats in opposing the bill.

Author: 0 Northwest's Biggest Climate Polluter: Scrapping Clean Power Plan Won't Affect Us

The Energy Independence Executive Order suspends more than half a dozen measures enacted by his predecessor, and boosts fossil fuels. "These actions are an assault on USA values and they endanger the health, safety and prosperity of every American", said billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, the head of activist group NextGen Climate.

Author: 0 Democratic Rep. appears ready to announce challenge to Cruz

Ted Cruz in 2018. But he insisted that Cruz is beatable despite his high name ID and his national profile. They are also opposite on the border issues in Texas, with Cruz supporting the Trump hardline stance with Mexico, while O'Rourke favors consensus building and strengthening ties along the Texas-Mexico border.

National Gorsuch confirmation hearings, Day 4
Author: 0 Gorsuch confirmation hearings, Day 4

A ruling made by US Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch in a federal appeals court has been struck down 8-0 by the Supreme Court. His parents grew dissatisfied with the IEPs offered by their district and the student's progress under those IEPs, and ultimately placed the student in a private school for children with autism.

National Durbin to oppose Gorsuch appointment to Supreme Court
Author: 0 Durbin to oppose Gorsuch appointment to Supreme Court

Shaheen was quickly joined in her decision by fellow New Hampshire Democrat Maggie Hassan, who had been considered a possible swing vote on the nomination. They plan to filibuster the Gorsuch nomination in the hopes it will be withdrawn. On health care, Trump has predicted Obamacare will ultimately collapse and that Democrats will seek to strike a bargain with him.

National Melania Trump Honors Women, Some Affected By Travel Ban
Author: 0 Melania Trump Honors Women, Some Affected By Travel Ban

The First Lady has flown solo for the first time, making a rare public appearance in Washington to present courage awards to notable women around the world. "Together with the global community, the United States must send a clear message that we are watching", the first lady said. Since the award's inception, over 100 women from more than 60 countries have been honored.

Author: 0 Judge approves $87 million settlement in Flint water lawsuit

Flint's water was tainted with lead for at least 18 months, as the city tapped the Flint River but didn't treat the water to reduce corrosion. It includes much of what a coalition of civil rights activists, religious leaders, and the National Resources Defense Council initially sought and would force Flint and MI to commit to long-term plans for rectifying the lead crisis.

National Will High Court Ruling Raise Expectations for Special Ed.?
Author: 0 Will High Court Ruling Raise Expectations for Special Ed.?

At the same time, the decision states that the individualized education programs that are crafted for students with disabilities must be "reasonable", not a court's vision of "ideal". Endrew's parents lost three times before reaching the Supreme Court, as the independent hearing officer, district court, and court of appeals all held that they failed to prove Endrew was denied a FAPE.

Author: 0 Severe Weather Expected On Wednesday

The tornado drill is held in conjunction with Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa. Make sure you have your safe place picked out. Residents are encouraged to monitor local media for weather information before heading out. At 10:30 AM, the Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) that serve Nebraska and Iowa will issue a TEST Tornado Warning for their Nebraska Counties valid for 20 minutes.

Author: 0 Chicago sexual assault streamed live on Facebook

The shooting death last month on the city's West Side of a 2-year-old boy was captured on Facebook Live by his aunt, who was also shot. "With this update, people can seamlessly share their screens, insert graphics, switch cameras, or use professional equipment in Facebook Live videos", the social media giant said.

Author: 0 Trump Pushing Forward On Tax Reform After Healthcare Defeat

Ryan told reporters that House Republicans are united in their effort to fix national healthcare policy. "It's something the American people have demanded that we do". The measure was destined for defeat because of GOP opposition. Health care has not traditionally been one of those topics. Trump and Republican leaders contended their plan, unlike Obamacare, will give people access to buy the coverage that meets their needs and that they can afford.

National Sanctuary Cities: Showdown between the President & Mayors Escalates
Author: 0 Sanctuary Cities: Showdown between the President & Mayors Escalates

STATES and cities that continue to shield undocumented immigrants and refuse to abide by federal immigration laws may face the risk of losing federal funding, the Trump administration said . The rally was held prior to a city council study session on "sanctuary cities"- a term that does not have a universally-accepted definition. "If they engage in voluntary conduct, which means sanctuary cities are not mandated by state, it's voluntary conduct", says the governor.

National Kushner to meet with Senate Intelligence Committee in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Kushner to meet with Senate Intelligence Committee in Russian Federation probe

US President Donald Trump has picked his son-in-law Jared Kushner to head a new innovation office, which will overhaul federal bureaucracy and fulfil key campaign promises, a media report said. The US intelligence community has concluded Moscow orchestrated the hacking of Democratic Party groups during the campaign and released the stolen information to benefit Trump.

National German SPD narrows gap to Merkel's conservatives in Allensbach poll
Author: 0 German SPD narrows gap to Merkel's conservatives in Allensbach poll

He said , "We have tail wind, but we haven't won anything yet". Donald Trump congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a surprise local election win that bolstered her reelection bid. The centre-left Sueddeutsche newspaper said the poll had been a crushing reality check for the SPD. Merkel predicted further poll disappointments for the SPD as it had failed to bridge its bitter and lasting gulf between centrists and leftists stemming from a programme of labour market reforms known ...

Author: 0 Sanders: GOP shouldn't go nuclear over Gorsuch

They say it is the Republicans who have changed the landscape for the Supreme Court when they failed to hold hearings for President Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland , following the death of Antonin Scalaia in February 2016. McCaskill is representative of a handful of Democratic senators who represent states won by Trump in November, and who are up for re-election in 2018.

Author: 0 Watchdog to examine cost, security of Trump's Florida trips

A GOP leadership aide said Priebus himself appears to be less involved in shaping the details of Trump's agenda and more focused on trying to get White House officials on the same page. Republicans warned that a blame game would be counterproductive. 'It would be a huge mistake for the message on this failure on health care to be to assume that conservatives won't be good allies, ' said Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union.

Author: 0 Feds want ex-Christie aides thrown in jail for 3 years

Federal prosecutors are seeking about three to four years of prison time for former Port Authority of NY and New Jersey official Bill Baroni and Christie's former deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly. Baroni was a top Christie appointee to the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, which operates the bridge. Both defendants provided the judge with several dozen letters of support from family, friends and colleagues, including some former public officials.

Author: 0 Debate budget cuts, but keep discipline

It proposed sharp spending increases in some areas, coupled with stark cuts in others. That's when they immediately began planning to shift the burden of cutbacks elsewhere. Trump had proposed a Dollars 1.1 trillion budget yesterday, requesting a massive Dollars 54 billion increase in defence spending and a substantial cut in the State Department allocations particularly foreign aid.

Author: 0 Supreme Court unanimously strikes down Gorsuch ruling

But when put in a private school, the student thrived in what advocates say is proof that special needs children can succeed in school if given the proper education and resources. "You better believe I expect judicial decrees to be obeyed", Gorsuch said. Mike Lee, R-Utah, that Gorsuch was meticulous in crafting his opinions and she did not believe he meant to alter the "more than de minimis " standard with his use of the word "merely".

National Senate intel panel confirms Kushner's offer
Author: 0 Senate intel panel confirms Kushner's offer

Trump said he felt vindicated , though the information clearly did not vindicate his accusation that Obama wiretapped him. "We have no proof yet", he said. Kushner is the fourth Trump associate to offer to be interviewed by the congressional committees looking into the murky Russian Federation ties. Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort , Trump adviser Carter Page and Trump associate Roger Stone last week volunteered to speak to the committee as well.

National Child Found Following Amber Alert, Suspect In Custody
Author: 0 Child Found Following Amber Alert, Suspect In Custody

She also applauded the suspect's family for helping bring him into custody. Further investigation found a child had been taken from the home by his noncustodial father. At this point, Michal said they are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident and said felony domestic assault charges will likely be filed against the father.

National No LGBTQ category included in Census proposal for 2020 count
Author: 0 No LGBTQ category included in Census proposal for 2020 count

Congress Democrats have pushed for more in-depth questions to improve census results. An earlier draft of "planned subjects" for the 2020 Census included a proposal to include sexual orientation and gender identity for the first time - however that inclusion was left out of the report delivered to Congress earlier this week.

National Huge gator spotted strolling across SC golf course
Author: 0 Huge gator spotted strolling across SC golf course

A chance encounter with a large alligator at Kiawah Island Club's River Course has created quite the social media buzz for the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Yup. An alligator was caught on camera making a snack of a player's ball at the Long Marsh golf course at Rotunda West in Florida last weekend, WPTV reported .

National Fake Butt Doctor Sentenced To 10 Years For Patient's Death
Author: 0 Fake Butt Doctor Sentenced To 10 Years For Patient's Death

The 2012 death of Shatarka Nuby , 31, was dubbed the "toxic tush" case. Several women told a judge they became sick after Morris injected them with what they thought was medical-grade silicone as part of cosmetic illegal procedures. Morris was sentenced to a men's prison by a Broward County judge because Florida law does not now make exceptions for transgender people. Kisha Jones, another one of the fake physician's alleged clients, said Morris' breast injections have caused her an ...

National Oak Park High School on lockdown due to anonymous threat
Author: 0 Oak Park High School on lockdown due to anonymous threat

As word has spread to students, some have reported hearing about an individual armed with a gun or bomb and barricading themselves in the bathroom, but the MCSO says those claims are "not true". Grand Junction High School and Grand Mesa Middle School also sheltered in place as a safety precaution during the investigation, the sheriff's office said.

Author: 0 NCAA threatens to take games out of NC

Meanwhile, online payments giant PayPal was one of the first businesses to announce previous year it was withdrawing plans to build a new facility in Charlotte , North Carolina after the bathroom bill went into effect - costing the state 400 new jobs.

Author: 0 State, Flint to replace 18000 lead-tainted water lines

The state of MI will pay the $97 million bill and keep another $10 million from federal in reserve if necessary. Of the $87 million, $47 million of that must come from financial sources other than federal water infrastructure improvement funds from the Obama-era, according to KTLA.

Author: 0 Philly to Remain "Sanctuary City" Despite Threats From Sessions

Another important point Sessions made was the fact that his order is based upon the policies put in place by the Obama administration previous year - policies it subsequently failed to follow through on. Big city mayors across the country are defying the latest threat to deny federal funding to so-called "sanctuary cities". The DOJ will withhold, and could potentially "claw back" grants to localities out of compliance with federal immigration law, Sessions said .

Author: 0 National Football League takes Vegas gamble with approval to move Oakland Raiders, fans divided

The team on Tuesday sent McKibben a written request to play next season in Oakland, ahead of the March 31 deadline to notify the stadium authority. Thanks for listening, and please leave a review on iTunes if you like the show! The team's owners, who along with Davis and his mother, Carol, who own a 47 percent share of the Raiders, include the Davis' heirs and the heirs of the original eight team partners; have been looking to exit Oakland for a couple of years at least.

National Trump welcomes police union leaders to White House
Author: 0 Trump welcomes police union leaders to White House

In Chicago , Mayor Rahm Emanuel reinforced Chicago's status of a "Sanctuary City" for immigrants today. Trump has vowed to crack down on illegal immigration and in general, these cities offer safe harbor and often do not use municipal funds or resources to advance the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

National White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall
Author: 0 White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

Trump hoped to jump-start construction of a massive wall on the U.S. -Mexico border with money in a must-pass government funding bill. "Build the wall or fix or build a bridge or tunnel or road in your community?" The White House's budget proposal tried to sneak it into the defense package, which added a cool $30 bill onto of what we've already got, but the Democrats have other plans.

Author: 0 Will the Russia-Trump investigation uncover anything?

He said the investigation includes the nature of any links between individuals associated with Trump's campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between Russia's efforts and the campaign. But the FBI investigation may change that. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich went after FBI Director James Comey, calling his testimony Monday before the House Intelligence Committee "amazingly political".

Author: 0 Christie associates to be sentenced for New Jersey bridge scandal

Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni's crimes were "a stunningly brazen and vindictive abuse of power", Newark federal prosecutors told the judge. They were convicted last fall of using their positions to cause traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge in 2013 in an alleged plot against a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse Christie.

Author: 0 Senate Dems opposing Trump court pick grows with Stabenow

It's as yet unclear whether enough Democrats will go along with it, though the announcements from swing-state Democrats facing reelection like Sens. "None of us want to do it, but we're going to confirm Gorsuch ", said Arizona's John McCain.

Author: 0 AP Calculates North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill' Will Cost More Than $3.7 Billion

HB2 bars local governments from passing their non-discrimination ordinances that contain protections not provided by state law, and also prohibits transgender people from using the public bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity. "While Gov. Cooper continues to work for a compromise, there are still issues to be worked out, and Republican leaders' insistence on including an Indiana-style RFRA provision remains a deal-breaker".

National Questions, answers about funding threats to sanctuary cities
Author: 0 Questions, answers about funding threats to sanctuary cities

While questions remain about the details of how the Department of Justice plans to implement this policy and whether specific OR communities will be affected, the senators expressed deep concern about the spirit behind the new policy. Washington state, and several of its cities and counties, have so-called "sanctuary policies" that limit cooperation with the feds. There are literally millions of Americans like Steinle who have been victimized by crimes committed by illegal aliens that should ...