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Author: 0 McConnell: We're Going to Confirm Judge Gorsuch This Week

McConnell said Sunday that Gorsuch "deserves to be confirmed" and "will ultimately be confirmed". "The way in which that occurs is in the hands of the Democratic minority", McConnell explained. But his yearning for the days of bipartisanship ring hollow. Two Democratic senators have said they would support Gorsuch's nomination, giving the Republicans 54 votes.

National Witness claims pickup driver admitted texting before collision
Author: 0 Witness claims pickup driver admitted texting before collision

The bus was carrying a group of the church's senior adults returning home from a three-day retreat. Authorities investigate after a deadly crash involving a van carrying church members and a pickup truck on USA 83 outside Garner State Park in northern Uvalde County, Texas, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

National Police search for missing 11-year-old after guardians found dead
Author: 0 Police search for missing 11-year-old after guardians found dead

Arieyana is described as an African-American girl who is 5 feet 3 inches tall. The man and woman were found dead inside the home with gunshot wounds, officers said. Police say the Impala was seen leaving the scene, and the child was thought to be in the auto. This vehicle left the scene just before the Charlotte Fire Department's initial arrival.

National Trump takes up health care with Rand Paul, on golf course
Author: 0 Trump takes up health care with Rand Paul, on golf course

Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulRand Paul had "great time" golfing with Trump, "getting closer" on healthcare Trump plays golf with Rand Paul, budget chief at Trump Golf Club in Virginia Trump signals deeper U.S. His weekend retreats to his properties nationwide have cost taxpayers as much as $3 million each time for transportation and protection, according to a Politico analysis.

National Schumer Threatens to Filibuster Gorsuch SCOTUS Nomination
Author: 0 Schumer Threatens to Filibuster Gorsuch SCOTUS Nomination

NINA TOTENBERG, BYLINE: Speaking on the Senate floor this morning, Schumer had this to say . "My vote will be no and I urge my colleagues to do the same". The Gorsuch nomination appears headed for a filibuster showdown that could lead Republicans controlling the Senate to change the chamber's rules to confirm Gorsuch.

Author: 0 Title-game loss lingered all season for North Carolina

North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks (4) dunks the ball over Oregon's Kavell Bigby-Williams (35) and Jordan Bell (1) during the first half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, Apr. But the heaviest of workloads was carried by Meeks and Justin Jackson , who have carried heavy loads for this team at various points through the season.

National John L. Harrison Jr., of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, dies
Author: 0 John L. Harrison Jr., of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, dies

Leonardo was earlier partnered with Raytheon for the T-X competition, with plans to assemble T-100s in Meridian, Mississippi. Leonardo DRS will produce the T-100 jet trainer at a new aircraft manufacturing facility in Tuskegee, Alabama, if it is successful in its bid for the US Air Force's T-X programme, the company announced on 30 March.

Author: 0 Mississippi State stuns Connecticut in Final Four

CT (36-1), in its 10th straight Final Four, will not get a chance to add to its streak of four consecutive national championships. "When I made the shot, I was in shock". MARTIN: Going into this game, did you have it in your head that this possibility might occur? And they just brought an end to the longest win-streak in major college sports history.

National Michael Flynn Underreported $150000 in Income on White House Forms
Author: 0 Michael Flynn Underreported $150000 in Income on White House Forms

Mr Trump and his senior aides spent much of the day on the defensive, parrying the latest reports that senior administration officials may have improperly interfered with the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Moscow's meddling in the USA elections and possible links between Mr Trump's campaign and Russian officials.

National Event Recruiter: NCAA Deadline Over HB2 in 48 Hours
Author: 0 Event Recruiter: NCAA Deadline Over HB2 in 48 Hours

The estimate was compiled based on businesses moving development from North Carolina, musicians canceling planned tour stops and athletic events being pulled from the state. North Carolina is losing hundreds of millions of dollars a year due to a 2016 law panned as discriminatory. Despite efforts from LGBT advocates and North Carolina Gov.

National Unexpectedly strong win for Merkel's party in German state elections
Author: 0 Unexpectedly strong win for Merkel's party in German state elections

Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) strengthened their position as the largest party in the state despite expectations ahead of the vote that the Social Democrats (SPD ) would be boosted by their new national leader, Martin Schulz. The leader of the CDU in Saarland , Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, made that point explicit. "This result is a clear rejection of red-red-green", CDU General Secretary Peter Tauber told reporters in Berlin , using the colour-coded term for an SPD coalition with ...

Author: 0 Germany criticises Trump orders on trade deficits, import duty evasion

President Trump gathered the press on Friday to sign two new executive orders on trade. Beijing sought to play down tensions with the United States and put on a positive face yeterday as the U.S. So, to discourage this practice, the US Customs and Border Protection Agency has a mechanism for assessing these type of transactions and imposing financial penalties, known as countervailing duties, when it's determined that this kind of malicious dumping has occurred, " he said.

National DNC's Perez at NJ Rally: 'Donald Trump You Didn't Win This Election'
Author: 0 DNC's Perez at NJ Rally: 'Donald Trump You Didn't Win This Election'

Perez spoke Friday in Newark, New Jersey, ahead of the state's gubernatorial election in November, and thanked attendees for participating in the worldwide protests after Trump took office in January. Donald Trump wants his name around everything. So what do we call it? Well, I'll tell you my idea. Here is something that Americans have come to realize in the aftermath of the catastrophe that was the Trump administration's efforts to repeal Obamacare: The Republican leadership doesn't really ...

National Chance of showers and thunderstorms later today
Author: 0 Chance of showers and thunderstorms later today

High were a little warmer today as many of us were able to get into the 50s. Highs could stay in the 60s with overnight lows in the low 40s or even upper 30s in some spots Friday morning. Showers and storms are expected Monday afternoon and evening. The fog will quickly clear after sunrise and give way to partly cloudy skies. Some indicators show mostly dry weather through about Tuesday of next week.

National Carjacking suspect is sprayed with gasoline during theft
Author: 0 Carjacking suspect is sprayed with gasoline during theft

CBS Local in Boston reported that the incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. on April 1 at Circle K gas station on Andover Street. Surveillance video posted to the police Twitter account shows the woman sprayed the suspect with gasoline and struggled with him before he drove away and dragged her several feet at a Circle K convenience store Saturday night.

Author: 0 Sanders: Prioritizing jobs over climate change is 'stupid and dangerous'

The effects of Trump's order won't be seen overnight, but the Delaware Sierra Club's Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Stephanie Herron said climate change and sea level rise are already affecting Delaware. "Coal is not coming back ", Van Noppen added. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat who has previously opposed the Clean Power Plan, issued a statement calling for policies to boost "innovation" in coal power to lower emissions and keep the resource viable.

Author: 0 More storms on tap for Southern Plains

A tornado warning was in effect at the time of the crash, according to the National Weather Service , though it was unclear if weather played a factor in the wreck. The father of storm chasing is widely considered to be David Hoadley, a retired USA government administrator who has recorded some 230 tornadoes over more than half a century of running down storms.

Author: 0 North Carolina Edges Out Oregon For A Shot At Sixth NCAA Title

And yet - although they played horribly - they had a chance. Earlier the Bulldogs edged SC 77-73. The Ducks ended Michigan's run in the Sweet 16 and then upset No. Not all of them did. "It's a dream", Roy Williams said of getting back to the national championship game after getting there last season. "[Meeks] was our only guy inside who was scoring".

National Charter school CEOs: Support public education
Author: 0 Charter school CEOs: Support public education

DeVos made her remarks during the release of Brookings' fifth-annual Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI). US charter school enrollment increased by 62 percent over the previous five years, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

National Flynn did not disclose income from Russian companies: White House
Author: 0 Flynn did not disclose income from Russian companies: White House

The Democratic lawmaker said "the president clicked his fingers and Devin went running over" following Trump's initial tweet claiming Trump Tower had been surveilled. And, in return, she was treated with suspicion by Trump loyalists who distrusted her background in mainstream Republican Party politics and thought she leaked information to the press, according to several administration officials.

National Apple Reiterates Commitment to Obama Era Climate Pledge
Author: 0 Apple Reiterates Commitment to Obama Era Climate Pledge

Advocates said they plan to work together to mobilize a public backlash against an executive order signed by Trump on Tuesday that includes initiating a review of former President Barack Obama's signature plan to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants and lifting a 14-month-old moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands.

National 911 calls on erratic driver minutes before deadly church bus crash
Author: 0 911 calls on erratic driver minutes before deadly church bus crash

Jody Kuchler was driving with his girlfriend along US Highway 83, a rural stretch of highway about 75 miles west of San Antonio, when he witnessed a truck swerve erratically into oncoming traffic several times. Twelve passengers, who were a part of the First Baptist Church of New Braunfals, Texas, died at the scene while another passenger died at San Antonio Hospital, according to reports.

National Chuck Schumer Opposes Gorsuch, Vows Filibuster
Author: 0 Chuck Schumer Opposes Gorsuch, Vows Filibuster

In response to the Democratic criticism, Gorsuch repeatedly said he has often ruled for the "little guy" over corporations. "He's been open about his concern for preserving the filibuster and the impact this process may have on the Senate, and he has talked with both Republican and Democratic senators about that", said Coons spokesman Sean Coit.

Author: 0 Protest After Gov. Cooper Signs HB2 Repeal Deal

SIMMONS: Governor Cooper said this afternoon that he believes that this law catches North Carolina law up to where the people are, and our response is that it's only catching up some of the people, not the LGBTQ community, and that's what we need now.

Author: 0 Republicans reportedly may try another vote on Obamacare replacement bill next week

Ryan spoke Tuesday after House Republicans met for the first time since he sidetracked his party's health care legislation just before a scheduled House vote. "I think the main area of consensus is that Obamacare sucks and we can do better", Sen. But afterwards, members filed out all but holding hands, vowing to resurrect some kind of health care bill.

National Probe: Trump says former adviser Flynn should seek immunity
Author: 0 Probe: Trump says former adviser Flynn should seek immunity

A government official with direct knowledge of the case told Reuters that lawyers for Mr Flynn raised the immunity request roughly 10 days ago with representatives of the Senate panel. Flynn's lawyer released a statement Thursday saying his client "has a story to tell", but wants protection from prosecution in order to tell congressional intelligence committees and the Federal Bureau of Investigation what he knows.

Author: 0 Sen. Boozman: Nuclear Option OK If Needed To Confirm Gorsuch

Schumer, of NY, had tough words for his Republican counterpart, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, in an interview with The Associated Press . Another Democrat seen as on the fence, Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington state, said on Thursday she would back an effort to block Gorsuch's confirmation.

National Rubio: Former campaign aides targeted by IP address in Russian Federation
Author: 0 Rubio: Former campaign aides targeted by IP address in Russian Federation

When you look at the pictures, it looks like an American from the Midwest or the South or Wisconsin or whatever the location is."Virginia Democratic Sen". In October, Rubio said he refused to discuss any content from WikiLeaks, which had released emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta , because it was an intentional effort to undermine the US election.

Author: 0 Top Senate Democrat promises fight to block Trump high court pick

If Gorsuch "cannot 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", Schumer said. Thomas Carper, D-Del., Robert Casey Jr., D-Pa., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced on Thursday that they would filibuster Gorsuch. Like Scalia, Gorsuch has a mainly conservative record in more than 10 years as a federal appellate judge.

National Driver in fatal church bus crash 'admitted texting before collision'
Author: 0 Driver in fatal church bus crash 'admitted texting before collision'

Reporter: Texting and driving is illegal in 46 states. He says the driver responded by repeatedly apologizing. The same woman also called back to report the wreck. One passenger in the church bus survived and is in critical condition, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Safety concerns have long surrounded the 15-passenger vans, which are frequently used by churches and other groups, with advocates saying they can be hard to control in an emergency.

Author: 0 Democratic Senators Go Against Their Party, Support Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Schumer, of NY, had tough words for his Republican counterpart, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, in an interview with The Associated Press . Along with Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Sen. McCaskill's spokesman, John LaBombard, said in an email that the only factor in McCaskill's decision was the nominee himself.

Author: 0 Meeks makes it happen for UNC in Final Four win over Oregon

North Carolina is one win away from its sixth college basketball national championship after surviving a late rally in the final seconds against OR on Saturday. The good news: He made it through OK and the Tar Heels survived to reach the national championship game for the second straight year. And he had 14 rebounds, eight of which came on the offensive glass and none of which was more important than the last.

National Trump aide called for the defeat of MI congressman
Author: 0 Trump aide called for the defeat of MI congressman

The president this week used Twitter to criticize members of the Freedom Caucus for their role in blocking the American Health Care Act, the House bill that aimed to replace Barack Obama's healthcare reform, the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.

Author: 0 Law's cost to NC tops $3.7B

Berger said they have the proposal from Cooper in writing, along with email traffic, which says the proposal did come from the governor's office. Republican Lt. The story goes on to say that the AP's numbers are likely still an undercount because the research only took into account known projects that were either scrapped or displaced from the state.

Author: 0 WEATHER UPDATES: Tornado Watch In Effect Until 10 Tonight

A tornado warning for northern Delaware County expired at 6 p.m., apparently with no damage reported. Wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour and rainfall amounts of up to 1 inch are possible with these storms, according to the statement. The severe storms produced hail in some areas and drenching rain. The main threats associated with Sunday's storms will be large hail, damaging winds and flooding.

National Three arrested in connection with overpass collapse, one charged with arson
Author: 0 Three arrested in connection with overpass collapse, one charged with arson

In addition to the city's firefighting resources, two fire trucks from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport south of the city rushed to the scene and sprayed foam on the fallen section of roadway and the flames. Investigators are still working to determine how the fire started. Giant flames wafted from under the bridge on Thursday afternoon as black smoke plumed hundreds of feet into the sky and both sides of the busy highway came to a standstill.

National Healthcare fail could risk house for GOP in '18
Author: 0 Healthcare fail could risk house for GOP in '18

Re: "No repeal for "Obamacare" - a humiliating defeat for Trump," March 24 news story. The one that he had seven years to work on ... It is harming the public and getting ready to self-destruct, and the Democrats have done nothing to fix the problems.

Author: 0 White House confirms Ivanka Trump is seeking clearance

Despite securing her own office on the second floor of the West Wing, the hub of USA executive power, the "first daughter" will not have an official title or draw salary. Although she gets the office and the information, Ivanka will not receive a title and will not be an employee of the government. Trump's attorney, however, stated that the first daughter will follow all the ethics rules, which apply to government employees.

National Mississippi State Ends UConn's 111-Game Winning Streak
Author: 0 Mississippi State Ends UConn's 111-Game Winning Streak

Mississppi State beat the UConn women's basketball team ending their 111-game winning streak. This loss will hurt But with almost the entire team coming back, along with the No. The Huskies' streak started with a 96-60 win over Creighton in Storrs, Connecticut on November 23, 2014. We have one heck of a team to get ready for, a tremendous staff.

Author: 0 Roy Cooper Signs North Carolina's Shameful HB2 Repeal Into Law

John Swofford, commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference, said Thursday that the repeal "allows the opportunity to reopen the discussion with the ACC Council of Presidents regarding neutral-site conference championships being held in the state of North Carolina ".

National General Electric's CEO Takes Aim at President Trump's Approach to Climate Change
Author: 0 General Electric's CEO Takes Aim at President Trump's Approach to Climate Change

It will take years even if things go well. "I am taking historic steps to lift restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion and to cancel job-killing regulations", Mr. "Those are my exact words", Murray told the Guardian . If Trump were to somehow bring all those jobs back, there'd still be more people employed by the retail shoe sales industry (224,000).

National Donald Trump discloses financial details of wealthy staffers
Author: 0 Donald Trump discloses financial details of wealthy staffers

President Donald Trump, a billionaire NY businessman, and Vice President Mike Pence, the former IN governor, are not legally required to file new financial disclosures until next year. Bannon held assets worth between $8.2 million and $40.5 million when he entered the White House, most of it in Bannon Strategic Advisors, his consultancy, which paid him $493,836 past year.

Author: 0 Sen. McCaskill Will Not Support Gorsuch

As of now, Gorsuch claims support from 54 senators - the 52 Republicans, along with two moderate Democrats who are up for re-election in states Trump won, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), pointed out that because the Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) "is not required to disclose the identities of its ...