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Author: 0 2 more Democrats say they'll oppose Gorsuch

U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch listens to a question as he testifies during the third day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington , U.S., March 22, 2017. With the nuclear option triggered, instead of 60 votes, Republicans would need just a simple majority of 51 votes. With at least 41 Democrats voting against cloture , it means Gorsuch's nomination can not meet that 60-vote threshold.

Author: 0 Manchin takes stand to back court nominee

In the recording, she said that the Gorsuch "was one of the better ones" on Trump's list of possible justices to fill the seat that became vacant when Antonin Scalia died previous year. Senators still on the sidelines regarding the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. McCaskill also raised concerns about Gorsuch's refusal during his confirmation hearing to say how he viewed the constitutionality of campaign fundraising regulations, which were limited by the landmark ...

National Court sets schedule for travel ban appeal
Author: 0 Court sets schedule for travel ban appeal

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a motion asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to expedite its appeal in the travel ban case in Hawaii. On March 6, Trump signed the revised version of his executive order on immigration that places a 90-day ban on people from six predominantly Muslim nations.

National Tad Cummins, Elizabeth Thomas Spotted In Oklahoma City: TBI
Author: 0 Tad Cummins, Elizabeth Thomas Spotted In Oklahoma City: TBI

A Shelby County sheriff's spokesman told NBC News that Cummins was positively identified in surveillance video recorded at a Shell gas station in Collierville, about 30 miles east of Memphis, at 1:30 p.m. Cummins' wife, Jill, pleaded with him Sunday to release Elizabeth and turn himself in. Elizabeth Thomas was reported missing March 13 from Maury County.

Author: 0 Sen McCaskill to Dem Donors: Please Don't Make Me Filibuster Gorsuch

An audio recording of McCaskill's comments to a group of Democratic donors that surfaced Thursday revealed she was anxious blocking Gorsuch could backfire on the party. Manchin was the last among the four senators representing West Virginia and OH to take a public stance on Gorsuch's nomination. Sen. He is being backed into a corner, however, by the so-called "Resistance" and the pink pussyhat posses, who are demanding that Democrats stand up to the Trump administration at any opportunity, ...

Author: 0 Last person out of hospital after carbon monoxide pool leak

The name of the child who died Saturday afternoon has not yet been released. Medics were eventually able to revive her. Employees and the people staying in the 24 occupied rooms were evacuated. Wise said that the number of victims could escalate as some of the first responders are now experiencing headaches, one of the first signs of poisoning.

National Gonzaga To Vie For Its First NCAA Men's Basketball Title
Author: 0 Gonzaga To Vie For Its First NCAA Men's Basketball Title

In Poland, meanwhile, Gonzaga's fifth-year senior Przemek Karnowski also was being exposed to the event a bit later than his American-born teammates. "The plan was to miss it left and hopefully, Chris could tap it out to someone", Thornwell said. But South Carolina went on a 16-0 run to take the lead.

National Flynn's Russian pay went undeclared: White House
Author: 0 Flynn's Russian pay went undeclared: White House

He is also in focus over receiving Dollars 33,000 from Russian television RT to attend a 2015 gala in Moscow where he sat with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and USD 530,000 from Turkey for lobbying services. Politico reports that the White House only asked for more detailed information about his private-sector work and assets this past week, and Flynn sent them the amended form on Friday.

Author: 0 'Sanctuary Cities' Promise Legal Fight After Sessions Threatens Funds

Code Title 8, which requires notification of federal officials about the immigration status of people in local custody. Trump, who made tougher immigration enforcement a cornerstone of his campaign, directed the government in his January 25 executive order to cut off funding to sanctuary jurisdictions.

National Hawaii judge extends order on Trump travel ban
Author: 0 Hawaii judge extends order on Trump travel ban

Another concern said Murray is that crime is actually dropping in Seattle's immigrant communities, contradicting U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' claim that sanctuary cities are to blame for an increase in crime. They also vowed to prevent federal agents from accessing their schools and school records, and they openly contemplated employing cities' rarely-used oversight and subpoena powers to investigate federal immigration practices.

National Russian Federation investigation into United States presidential campaign interference taken into the White House
Author: 0 Russian Federation investigation into United States presidential campaign interference taken into the White House

Schiff, who is the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, viewed the documents more than a week after that committee's Republican chair, Devin Nunes, said that he had viewed leaked intelligence that appeared to indicate that Trump and members of his campaign team were under surveillance during the late stages of the 2016 presidential campaign.

National Image May Show Suspected Kidnapper, Missing Teen in Nebraska McDonald's, Police Say
Author: 0 Image May Show Suspected Kidnapper, Missing Teen in Nebraska McDonald's, Police Say

In the days before he allegedly kidnapped Thomas, Cummins is believed to have researched teen marriage and about his Nissan Rogue in an effort to learn if any of the car's features could be tracked by law enforcement, authorities said. The former teacher has been added to Tennessee's ten most wanted list. "If you're going be bold enough to walk into some place like Walmart. you're going get caught on camera", Garrett said.

National President Trump backs Michael Flynn's request for immunity from 'witch hunt'
Author: 0 President Trump backs Michael Flynn's request for immunity from 'witch hunt'

Ivanka Trump and her husband, senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner, collected about $195 million in income, according to a new financial snapshot of about 180 of the men and women serving in Donald Trump's White House. In that vein, the White House may have gone too far in trying to cover the president on the widely discredited claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones.

Author: 0 UConn women's basketball team heads home after Final Four loss

Mississippi State was just 61-63 in the four seasons prior to their arrival. "You're playing for a national championship". Saniya was trying to make a great play. "She's very active, she's physical", Schaefer said. UConn had the first three players taken in the 2016 WNBA draft in Stewart, Moriah Jefferson, and Morgan Tuck.

National Southborough Man Still Missing After Celtics Game
Author: 0 Southborough Man Still Missing After Celtics Game

He was supposed to meet up with a co-worker at her vehicle, but did not show up. Massachusetts State Police divers didn't locate any evidence in the Charles River connected to his disappearance. He was last seen wearing a Celtics shirt and gray sweatshirt. He's 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds. According to an earlier report by NECN shared on SPD's Facebook post, Kelleher's mother said his bank and credit cards have not been used since the game.

National South Africa's new finance minister wants radically transformed economy
Author: 0 South Africa's new finance minister wants radically transformed economy

New South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Saturday he would not be "reckless" when it came to funding for controversial plans to add more nuclear power to the energy mix of Africa's most industrialized economy. Last year, Kathrada wrote an open letter calling on Zuma to resign after a series of scandals, including the use of taxpayers' money for lavish upgrades to his rural home.

National Homeowner Fatally Shoots Intruder in Mason County
Author: 0 Homeowner Fatally Shoots Intruder in Mason County

When the homeowner arrived on the second property, he found a screen off the window and the door kicked in. According to the sheriff's office, Fanning spoke to Rosa, who, according to Fanning, appeared to be drunk. When he found Rosa had not left, he shot him three times through the shower curtain. He later returned with a gun and shot and killed the intruder. The state's self-defense legislation (RCW 9A.16.110 ) says 'no person in the state shall be placed in legal jeopardy of any kind ...

Author: 0 Atlanta traffic horror: Crews razing fallen highway overpass

Smoke billows from a section of an overpass that collapsed from a large fire on Interstate 85 in Atlanta , Thursday, March 30, 2017. Basil Eleby was charged with first-degree arson and first-degree property damage. The Atlanta man told investigators he ultimately chose to "consume the drugs by himself" and "left the area before the fire started". The Georgia Department of Transportation said it is still working on its reconstruction plan, and that the exact timeline for restoration ...

National Waterloo Gordmans store to remain open despite company bankruptcy
Author: 0 Waterloo Gordmans store to remain open despite company bankruptcy

Stage CEO Michael Glazer says he thinks the Gordmans stores it is buying can thrive once they are free of significant debt and unprofitable locations. "We are pleased to enhance our store portfolio with the most desirable Gordmans locations, giving Stage a strong Midwestern presence in markets generally larger than those we serve today".

Author: 0 Egypt's president leaves Cairo for Washington to meet Trump

It was not clear if Trump was going to bring up the case of imprisoned American NGO worker Aya Hijazi, who has been accused of running a child sex trafficking network and using children in anti-government protests. And in a speech outlining his strategy past year, he mentioned only two world leaders by name as natural allies in that effort. Sisi has "led Egypt's campaign to defeat a long-running terrorist threat in the Sinai", a U.S.

National Lawmakers fail to override governor's veto of bill expanding Medicaid
Author: 0 Lawmakers fail to override governor's veto of bill expanding Medicaid

The Kansas House voted 81-44 in favor of overriding the veto, coming up short of the two-thirds majority needed. He's a vocal critic of the former Democratic president's 2010 Affordable Care Act. They also anxious that an expansion could complicate efforts to close projected state budget shortfalls totaling more than $1 billion through June 2019.

Author: 0 Schumer Urges Democrats to Filibuster Gorsuch

He said he plans to hold a final vote to confirm Gorsuch by the time the Senate leaves for its two-week spring recess April 7. It seems odd, too, that Schumer didn't even wait until the hearing on Gursuch's nomination has been concluded to announce the Democrats' filibuster.

National Mike Flynn failed to initially disclose payments from Russian companies
Author: 0 Mike Flynn failed to initially disclose payments from Russian companies

The new disclosures show that Flynn declared more than $827,000 from his work for the Flynn Intel Group, a consulting firm that he and partners set up in 2015. During Friday's program Todd said: "I think the biggest problem here is you have the president not wanting to accept the conclusion that Russian Federation tried to interfere in the election and that there is going to be an investigation in this, whether he likes it or not".

National Employers expect productivity drop during March Madness
Author: 0 Employers expect productivity drop during March Madness

This year, Buffett increased his incentive. "I find that is often the difference between a winning and losing bracket!" In fact, it has never been done. If you watch college basketball it's safe to strategically choose the two teams, but if you're not, then go with your gut. So for our purposes here, we will not be recommending a seed lower than No.

National Strong winds, large hail, tornadoes possible today
Author: 0 Strong winds, large hail, tornadoes possible today

Several rounds of severe weather are likely this week for the Auburn area, with the first round of severe weather predicted for midday on Monday. Damaging winds, large hail, and locally heavy rainfall are also possible. There may be a risk of high winds and a tornado on Wednesday as well. Gov. Rick Scott urged people in North Florida to be ready for severe weather.

National One in three voters gives garde F to Trump job performance
Author: 0 One in three voters gives garde F to Trump job performance

Almost 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Trumps overall performance, and about the same percentage say the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. “I feel like I want to give him a fair shot, especially in terms of helping on taxes and the economy, ” said Smith, 38. -Most Americans - 56 percent - describe the national economy as good, while 43 percent describe it as poor.

National Kentucky teen bitten by shark off Florida's Panhandle
Author: 0 Kentucky teen bitten by shark off Florida's Panhandle

The fearless teen was taken by ambulance to the Destin Emergency Room, where she received 80 stitches. She was swimming in the Gulf near a sandbar. A teenage girl managed to escape a shark by punching it after it bit her in the leg in Florida, the Oskaloosa County Sheriff's office said in a Facebook post Monday.

National Dozens killed or injured in Russia subway blast
Author: 0 Dozens killed or injured in Russia subway blast

The station is a busy hub of the underground network in the centre of Russian Federation s second largest city. Witnesses on the subway said the blast spread panic among passengers, who ran toward the exits. Russia's Anti-Terrorism Committee has now said that nine people died and 20 have been injured. Ambulances, fire engines and police vehicles covered on the concrete-and-glass Sennaya Ploshchad metro station.

National Missing teen Elizabeth Thomas spotted with teacher in Oklahoma
Author: 0 Missing teen Elizabeth Thomas spotted with teacher in Oklahoma

Cummins' wife, Jill Cummins, filed for divorce on Friday, citing irreconcilable differences. Jill Cummins demands alimony for life, as well as attorney fees. As the nation-wide manhunt for kidnapper Tad Cummins continues, the authorities recently released a piece of information that might be vital in tracking down the man and his victim.

Author: 0 Environmental groups vowing to fight climate actions

Mr Trump's move to end what he called the "war on coal" comes at a time when utility companies decisively favour fuel sources other than coal for new power plants, especially cheap and abundant natural gas and renewable energy, favoured by policies to promote wind and solar at the worldwide, federal and state levels.

National Five Children Killed in House Fire
Author: 0 Five Children Killed in House Fire

The house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, KNBN-TV reported. Firefighters reportedly took 90 minutes to extinguish the blaze. Deputies in Henderson County are looking for a man who is accused of breaking into a home in Mills River. Some of those killed are believed to be pictured.

Author: 0 Claire McCaskill announces she'll filibuster Neil Gorsuch

Manchin, perhaps the most conservative Democrat in the U.S. Senate, said his job as a senator is not to vote on whether he likes a nominee or his or her politics, but to "advise and consent" the president. As politically useful as the timing of Manchin's and Heitkamp's big voice of support for the beleaguered Trump administration may have been this week, the two Democratic senators notably held their announcement until dozens of Democratic senators announced their opposition - presumably ...

Author: 0 Republicans to Try Again on Obamacare Repeal by May

President Trump and his fellow Republicans have failed, at least for now, in their bid to repeal Obamacare entirely, but they still have plenty of ways to cripple the law without pulling it off the books. "Today was a victory for the 24,000,000 people at risk of losing their health insurance", Clinton remarked. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, likewise told the Associated Press that it was time for Congress to try a new legislative approach on health care.

Author: 0 Flint, Michigan to replace 18000 lead-tainted pipes by 2020

That money is in addition to $40 million budgeted to address the lead-contamination crisis. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has acknowledged a mistake in failing to require the use of corrosion control chemicals as part of the treatment process.

National Storms force school closings after killing 2 in Louisiana
Author: 0 Storms force school closings after killing 2 in Louisiana

John Bel Edwards warned residents throughout Louisiana to batten down the hatches as storms that have already killed a mother and daughter in Acadiana will flash throughout the night across the state. A Texas state trooper reported seeing a suspected tornado touch down early Sunday morning near Center Point, about 55 miles northwest of San Antonio.

Author: 0 McCaskill, a key vote, will oppose Gorsuch and join Democratic filibuster

She has come under heavy pressure from both the right and left in the weeks leading up to her decision. "If the Democrats want to use this as political payback, that's unfortunate because that really says that there's no one the president could nominate in the beginning of his four years in office that the Democrats would possibly confirm".

National Oklahoma cop: Race didn't factor into shooting of black man
Author: 0 Oklahoma cop: Race didn't factor into shooting of black man

Prosecutors contend that Shelby overreacted because Crutcher wasn't armed or combative when she approached him on a north Tulsa street after his SUV broke down and that he obeyed orders to raise his hands. Shelby spoke with " 60 Minutes " about how she feels Crutcher compelled her to shoot him by not complying with her commands. "His shoulders drop, his arm drops, and he's reaching in and it's fast", Shelby said.

National 14-Year-Old Arrested In Facebook Live Sexual Assault
Author: 0 14-Year-Old Arrested In Facebook Live Sexual Assault

A 14-year-old boy was arrested and charged this weekend in the assault, Supt. The boy faces felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, manufacturing of child pornography and dissemination of child pornography, police said. City police got involved when the girl's mother approached police with graphic photos taken from a Facebook Live video showing several young men assaulting the teen.

Author: 0 Hotel carbon monoxide leak kills child, sickens others

Francine Saunders was staying at the hotel at the time of the incident and witnessed the children when they were unresponsive. One of the children was dead on arrival at Lakeland Hospital in Niles, hospital spokesperson told ABC News. Wise said a pool heater could have caused the problem, but that is still under investigation. The maximum allowable by OSHA standards is 50 parts per million.

Author: 0 Shocker: Financial Docs Reveal a White House Packed with the Super-Rich

However, she is beneficiary of a trust created by her late fiancé, actor Michael Clarke Duncan, that is worth between $1 million and $5 million. Mr Kushner's disclosure shows he took on tens of millions of dollars of bank debt in 2015 and 2016, including liabilities with several global banks whose interests could come before the Trump administration.

National Ferrari F430 once owned by US President Donald Trump sells for $270K
Author: 0 Ferrari F430 once owned by US President Donald Trump sells for $270K

The unidentified buyer's purchase is a record as the $270,000 price tag is the most a Ferrari F430 Coupe with an automatic transmission has ever sold for at auction . He added that the president's "polarizing" nature could have also affected the lower-than-expected sell. Models with a manual transmission can sell for up to 75 percent more than the Trump model, according to Hagerty Insurance.

National High Court Backs More Robust Standard For FAPE
Author: 0 High Court Backs More Robust Standard For FAPE

The court ruled that to meet IDEA standards, a school must offer an "individualized education program" that is tailored to each child's needs, finding that students with disabilities must have the chance to make meaningful, "appropriately ambitious" progress.

National New Hampshire gas prices rise, still below national average
Author: 0 New Hampshire gas prices rise, still below national average

Today's national average price at the pump is $2.32 per gallon. That's a jump of 15 cents from last week. That's about 36 cents more than it was at the same point previous year. The average price of gasoline is on the rise, nation wide. "Motorists should expect to see a more sustained upward trend at the pump through Memorial Day, but thankfully the seasonal rise could still be less severe than what we've seen in prior years", DeHaan added.

Author: 0 Red-state Democrats Manchin, Heitkamp say they will support Gorsuch

Some Democrats have said Republicans "stole" a Supreme Court seat a year ago when the Senate refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland. Republicans have responded with more open insistence that they will do whatever it takes to confirm Gorsuch. Sen. In the last 24 hours three other key red-state Democrats made public their position on President Trumps nominee to the high court.