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National China and US should handle sensitive issues in their ties: Xi
Author: 0 China and US should handle sensitive issues in their ties: Xi

Relations between Washington and Beijing have been rocked by Taiwan, trade and how to deal with North Korea. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) looks at South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea March 17, 2017.

National Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shooting
Author: 0 Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shooting

The suspect was taken into custody after a standoff at the apartment building. Kelly Hanson says she looked out her apartment window in the small town of Weston about 1:15 p.m.to see a squad vehicle approach, and a few seconds later heard a gunshot and saw the officer fall.

National Trump trying to reach health care deal
Author: 0 Trump trying to reach health care deal

House of Representatives leaders yanked the bill after a rebellion by Republican moderates and the party's most conservative lawmakers left them short of votes, ensuring that Trump's first major legislative initiative since taking office on January 20 ended in failure.

National Supreme Court rules school districts must individualize education for disabled students
Author: 0 Supreme Court rules school districts must individualize education for disabled students

On Eisenstadt v Baird, which established the right of unmarried people to possess contraceptives, Gorsuch said , "To say I agree or disagree with the United States Supreme Court as a judge is an act of hubris". The ruling does not go as far as the parents wanted. Id. at 15. The Court quoted Rowley's earlier rejection of similar standard, calling such a standard "entirely unworkable.

Author: 0 Udall will vote against Gorsuch, says should need 60 votes

The confirmation hearing will wrap up with a panel of outside witnesses talking about Gorsuch, before a committee vote expected April 3 and a Senate floor vote later that same week. Feinstein noted that Merrick Garland, Obama's Supreme Court nominee who the Republican-led Senate past year refused to consider for confirmation, also earned the ABA's highest rating and glowing evaluations.

National 2 children killed in tractor trailer collision in Buckingham County
Author: 0 2 children killed in tractor trailer collision in Buckingham County

The road remains closed while State Police take a closer look at the scene. A truck with 75,000 pounds of mulch onboard was headed northbound on the 55 miles per hour roadway, downhill. The school bus had slowed but hadn't stopped when the children ran into roadway, state police said. The school bus was carrying students who witnessed the crash.

Author: 0 NC lawmakers say they have reached deal to repeal bathroom bill

Governor Cooper, who ran for election on a platform of repealing HB2, said: "It's not a flawless deal, but it repeals HB2 and begins to fix our reputation". The college athletic association is one of numerous organizations to sanction or boycott North Carolina in the wake of the law's passage a year ago.

National North Carolina lawmakers agree to repeal 'bathroom law'
Author: 0 North Carolina lawmakers agree to repeal 'bathroom law'

In addition to sporting events being withdrawn in reaction to the law, businesses have shelved projects and entertainers such as Bruce Springsteen have canceled shows. "The consequences of this hateful law will only continue without full repeal of HB2". Sellouts cave under pressure. "But especially with this General Assembly leadership, if you allow them to compromise away basic rights, what will they do next?" The Associated Press recently estimated that North Carolina will lose $3.76 ...

Author: 0 Texas Senate OKs 'Fetal Remains' Bill Despite Court Case

A House-approved road and bridge funding plan is now headed to the full Senate. "They're getting these licenses from out of state because our fees are so high". After that, the legislative assembly will revisit it, Schaible said. "We think that is more appropriately addressed as a budget issue so there may be further discussion of those issues", Hershman says.

Author: 0 Schumer Announces Opposition To Gorsuch Nomination To Supreme Court

Chuck Schumer (D-NY) persuaded Senate Democrats to use the upper chamber's unlimited-debate rule on legislation to block a final vote on judicial nominations, at that time blocking several of George W. Conservative activists have said they have identified 10 possible "yes" votes for Gorsuch among Democrats seeking re-election next year in states Trump won in the 2016 election.

Author: 0 Responding to Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's testimony, Kremlin says House committee is 'confused'

For the first time, United States investigators say they have corroborated some of the communications detailed in a 35-page dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent, multiple current and former U.S. Director Comey in Monday's hearing refused to reveal what specifically the Federal Bureau of Investigation was looking for or who they're focusing on.

National President Trump May Cut +50% of UN Funding
Author: 0 President Trump May Cut +50% of UN Funding

It's possible that the White House could include all of these cuts in its 2018 budget proposal, which is expected to be released on Thursday; alternatively, it could seek to wind down the funding over the course of the next several years. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has proposed making the reductions over three years, arguing that he needs more than one budget cycle. On Thursday, numerous rumored cuts to various federal agencies will become clearer when the White House publishes its ...

National Trump daughter Ivanka to get West Wing office
Author: 0 Trump daughter Ivanka to get West Wing office

And even though she technically isn't a government employee, he said the first daughter "has made a decision to go above and beyond" to comply with laws pertaining to ethics, presidential records and intelligence. Bush's White House ethics lawyer, told the Associated Press . Wilbur Ross, U.S. commerce secretary, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser, listen to an interpretation during a news conference with President Donald Trump and Angela Merkel, Germany's ...

Author: 0 The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

Id. at 11 (slip op.). Roberts said the current rules are fine for disabled children who are integrated in regular classrooms, but not for those who are not. Id. at 10 (internal quotations marks omitted). In the opinion of Gorsuch and his 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals colleagues, that bar is incredibly low.

Author: 0 Trump opens door to working with Democrats after health bill fails

But after seven years of railing against the so-called Obamacare legislation, Republican leaders were unable to find the votes they needed within their own majority party to pass the bill. After Speaker Ryan pulled the bill from consideration on the House floor on Friday, Republicans quickly realized health reform was being benched. Trump's spokesman did not describe a president in a rush.

Author: 0 Josh: Strong storms possible Thursday

We were reminded of that after three storm chasers were killed while following tornados this week in Texas. Following reports of the fatalities, The Weather Channel released a statement about Williamson and Yarnall, who were members of the TWC team.

Author: 0 New FBI Intel Suggests Trump Associates May Have Colluded With Russia

The evidence is, in part, what FBI director James Comey had reportedly been referring to when he announced on March 20 that the bureau is investigating the Trump campaign's possible link to Russian Federation, according to WPIX. Just hours after his remarks, citing "US officials", CNN reported, "The FBI can not yet prove that collusion took place, but the information suggesting collusion is now a large focus of the investigation".

National Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected status
Author: 0 Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected status

Daniel Ramirez Medina, whose immigration case drew widespread attention, will be released Wednesday, said his legal team. But on the witness stand, Ramirez, who was brought to the USA illegally from Mexico when he was 7 years old, repeatedly denied he had ever been in a gang.

Author: 0 NCAA gives North Carolina deadline on HB 2: Noon Thursday

At a hastily called news conference, NC GOP leaders said Tuesday evening that they had an agreement in principle with a proposal made by Gov. Roy Cooper over House Bill 2. The law requires transgender people to use public restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificates. And VoxPro chose to hire hundreds of customer support workers in Athens, Georgia instead of the Raleigh area.

Author: 0 Indiana Senate to once again vote on schools superintendent bill

Hybrid vehicles, which would otherwise largely escape the gas tax, would pay a $75 fee, instead of the $100 proposed by the House. That would cost the state about $15 million annually. Both bills now go to the House. Emboldened by the election of President Donald Trump, Texas House budget writers voted to cut $1 billion in state funding for Medicaid, the federal-state insurance program that mostly serves children, pregnant women and people with disabilities.

Author: 0 NC lawmakers, gov reach deal to end 'bathroom bill' standoff

Gov. Roy Cooper released the statement about the same time GOP lawmakers unveiled the details of their agreement. The NCAA issued a statement last week saying it would not change its stance on the "bathroom bill", which prevents transgender people from using public restrooms corresponding to the gender with which they identify, and had reportedly set Thursday as the deadline for a repeal.

Author: 0 Trump's travel restrictions blocked

In Washington state, where the ban is also being challenged, US District Court Judge James Robart put a stay on proceedings for as long as the Hawaii court's nationwide temporary restraining order remains in place, to "conserve resources" and to avoid duplicative rulings.

Author: 0 Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump gets bigger role, White House office

Having Ivanka in the White House is a big deal because there's no standard protocol for adult children of a president working in the administration-especially in an unofficial capacity like Ivanka's. Others cited Ivanka's lack of political experience, potential conflicts of interest and involvement in building a Trump hotel in Azerbaijan that has been linked with corruption as reasons why she shouldn't be given access to classified information .

Author: 0 Seattle suing Trump over threat to sanctuary cities

At stake is more than $4.1 billion in grants the federal government expects to dole out to state and local law enforcement agencies this year, said Sessions. "It is not good policy". On the other side of the country, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio echoed the defiance of the West coast liberals, challenging the Trump administration, "If they want a fight, we'll see them in court".

National Mayors ready to fight White House over sanctuary city threats
Author: 0 Mayors ready to fight White House over sanctuary city threats

Cities such as San Francisco, Seattle , Denver, Chicago, and Philadelphia, will "become this administration's worst nightmare", New York's city council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said during a Monday gathering of officials from those jurisdictions, the Associated Press reported .

National Boys, 11 and 12, electrocuted in Texas storms
Author: 0 Boys, 11 and 12, electrocuted in Texas storms

He says one person was in one vehicle and two in their other, but he could not match up occupants with vehicles. Final identification will be determined by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the two died Tuesday along with another storm chaser, 25-year-old Corbin Lee Jaeger of Peoria, Arizona. Even stronger storms are expected Thursday in parts of MS and Tennessee.

Author: 0 Multiple violations found days before fatal blaze killed 3

A body was found in a second floor apartment. "As I walked out, you heard nothing". The records showed that at least two police officers who had been called to the site noticed problems, with one reporting an "illegal rave with drug and alcohol sales" and the other reporting that "this is a warehouse that is also an illegal shared housing".

National Rand Paul: I Will Vote No Against the GOP Health Care Bill
Author: 0 Rand Paul: I Will Vote No Against the GOP Health Care Bill

USA stocks turned sharply lower on Tuesday, led by a fall in financial shares, as investors began to question how quickly the Trump administration can implement pro-growth policies. As many as 21 now plan to vote no on the legislation, according to a CNN report. "I'm gonna come after you, but I know I won't have to, because I know you'll vote 'yes, ' " the president said, referring to Rep.

Author: 0 Trump travel ban: Hawaii judge extends hold on implementing executive order

Court papers show that Watson granted a motion on Wednesday to turn his temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction , extending his order against the ban while the case moves forward. After the ruling, Trump will be barred from implementing the ban on six mostly Muslim nations while it is contested in court. Hawaii contends the travel ban discriminates against Muslims and hurts the state's tourist-dependent economy.

Author: 0 North Carolina lawmakers reach agreement to repeal controversial bathroom bill

A spokesperson for Governor Roy Cooper said negotiations with legislative leaders are still ongoing. So, in other words, things are tabled for almost four years until less than a month after the next North Carolina gubernatorial election, in which then the state legislature could come back and enact the same law that the NCAA has been boycotting.

Author: 0 Hawaii judge extends Trump travel ban

The judge who halted President Donald Trump's revised travel ban on refugees and arrivals from six mainly Muslim countries has extended his order, dealing another blow to the White House. Trump said his administration would fight the latest federal ruling all the way to the Supreme Court, declaring, "we're going to win it". Other parts of the travel ban "do not apply to plaintiffs at all, but instead simply facilitate the government's ability to identify and fix potential gaps in the ...

Author: 0 Senate Republicans not ready to give up on Obamacare repeal

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. House Speaker Paul Ryan, after his defeat this weekend, conceded, "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future". At the same time , Democrats steadfastly refused to reach across the aisle to produce a bipartisan alternative.

Author: 0 Texas Senate OKs revisions to Texas contentious voter ID law

The proposed budget would cut almost $2 billion in funding for education and use local property taxes to make up the difference. The Texas Senate has temporarily approved modifications to the state's voter ID law, incorporating some changes ordered after federal courts found the strict measure discriminatory.

Author: 0 How Congress could kill Obamacare after all

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Tuesday that Republicans promised to repeal and replace the law. "I don't think there's a question of loyalty when we are talking about principle". "The Trump-Ryan healthcare bill not only failed to deliver on the president's campaign promises of a healthcare bill that lowers costs and expands coverage for all Americans, but also created a plan under which the only winners were the wealthy, insurance executives and other corporations, ...

National Alabama's Freedom Caucus members split on the GOP health plan
Author: 0 Alabama's Freedom Caucus members split on the GOP health plan

President Donald Trump continues his fight for passage of the Republican proposal on health care, calling it "a great plan", ahead of a make-or-break vote in the House set for later today. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania) who are already opposed to it. In a show of support for the opponents, the conservative Koch network promised Wednesday night to spend millions of dollars to help House members who vote against the health care bill.

National Thursday thunderstorms threaten with severe weather
Author: 0 Thursday thunderstorms threaten with severe weather

At this point, I'm going with a limited threat for severe weather with highs in the mid to upper 70s. Remain weather alert on Thursday with multiple ways to receive weather information. Isolated severe storms are possible, primarily ahead of the front. "So, be sure to have our WLOX Weather App and/or your weather radio nearby to wake you up in case of an alert".

Author: 0 Not reporting Jerry Sandusky let evil 'run wild'

Raykovitz was called Tuesday to tell jurors about the message he received from former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley after Spanier, Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz collectively opted not to take the February 2001 allegation against Sandusky to police.

National Sean Spicer tells reporter to 'stop shaking your head'
Author: 0 Sean Spicer tells reporter to 'stop shaking your head'

You've got Russian Federation". Nearly as soon as Ryan mentioned Russia , Spicer interrupted her to say that there was "no connection". At some point, the facts are what they are. Later Tuesday afternoon, Ryan defended her choice of questions on MSNBC and said she felt she was treated like "road kill". "On the one hand, you're saying what are we doing to improve our image?" "But this is part of a series of two women this week who have been in the news over something with the ...

National Spurs Blow Big Lead in Big Game Against Warriors
Author: 0 Spurs Blow Big Lead in Big Game Against Warriors

Harden finished with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was blunt in his assessment of the game, describing the Warriors as the best team in the National Basketball Association. With the win, Golden State now holds a 3.5-game lead on the Spurs for the top spot in the Western Conference. With 3:29 left in the first the Spurs actually lead by 22, but with exactly 3:29 left in the second quarter the Warriors had made their comeback to tie it at 45.

Author: 0 United States probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, says AP

Manafort confirmed that he worked for Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire with close ties to Putin, but rejected an Associated Press report alleging that work was aimed at furthering the political interests of Putin's government. Manafort did not dispute working for Oleg Deripaska but said he had represented him only in personal and business matters. Deripaska became one of Russia's wealthiest men under Putin, buying assets overseas in ways widely perceived to benefit the Kremlin's ...

Author: 0 AP findings on Trump associate's work for Russian oligarch

AP's bombshell allegations contradict Manafort and the Trump Administration's repeated claims that the GOP operative had never worked for Russian interests. Spicer said Trump had not been aware of Manafort's work for Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska. White House press secretary Sean Spicer says nothing in Wednesday's AP report references any action by the president, the White House or any Trump administration official.

National Bevin veto of mental health bill stuns advocates
Author: 0 Bevin veto of mental health bill stuns advocates

The bill targets people who are unlikely to voluntarily go to outpatient treatment and is based on "speculation about what may or may not happen in the future", Bevin said. Schuster said she and other mental health advocates were busy Tuesday calling lawmakers and asking them to override the veto. Bevin said the bill is well-intentioned but would "set a unsafe precedent that would threaten the liberty of Kentucky's citizens".

National First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women
Author: 0 First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

Melania Trump announced on Monday that the key role of communications adviser would be filled by current White House Deputy Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham . According to the White House website, the event included women from developing countries like Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Turkey. And though she plans to move to Washington DC in the summer, almost 100,000 people have signed a petition saying that's not enough.

Author: 0 Manafort had plan to benefit Putin

Second, he has adamantly denied working on behalf of Russian interests in the past. Once again, smear and innuendo are being used to paint a false picture. After Comey testified in front of the House Intelligence Committee on Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Manafort "played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time" for the Trump campaign.

National In unanimous decision, Supreme Court raises bar for special education
Author: 0 In unanimous decision, Supreme Court raises bar for special education

The case, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, could have widespread implications when it comes to how educators treat special education students moving forward-as children with the right to advance in the classroom. But he praised the court for saying it would defer to the judgment of educational officials. The Supreme Court, however, ruled on Wednesday that the schools have a higher burden than the one adopted by the 10th Circuit decision to properly educate students with ...

National Mexican Man Freed After Arrest
Author: 0 Mexican Man Freed After Arrest

FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, Mark Rosenbaum, right, an attorney for Daniel Ramirez Medina, talks to reporters outside the federal courthouse in Seattle, as fellow attorneys, from left, Ethan Dettmer, Theodore Boutrous Jr., and Luis Cortes, look on.