Author: 0 Payless ShoeSource to close almost 400 stores

Two of those stores are here in the Coastal Bend. The closures are scheduled to take place immediately and will affect stores in such Southland communities as Valencia, Palmdale, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Rosemead, El Monte, Riverside, Upland, Torrance, Long Beach, Garden Grove, Fullerton and Santa Ana, among others.

Author: 0 Fighter jet has close call with homes in crash

Reginald Stewart wasn't home when the crash happened Wednesday, but neighbors called to tell him about it and that debris had hit his house. Capt. Byron Coward, public affairs officer for the 113th Wing, said the cause of the crash is not known at this time, and that further details will be made available as they are known.

Author: 0 Team Trump's Fight With Sanctuary Cities Heats Up

Seattle is asking a federal court to declare that it's not breaking the law by refusing to join the Trump administration's effort to strictly enforce federal immigration laws. "We have relatives who are keeping their IDs on them because they have a Latina last name", she said. Titled "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, it said such jurisdictions "have caused immeasurable harm to the American people and to the very fabric of our republic".

National Merkley ends 15-hour talk-a-thon against Gorsuch
Author: 0 Merkley ends 15-hour talk-a-thon against Gorsuch

While Merkley's marathon speech was a galvanizing factor for progressives who oppose Gorsuch's nomination, it had no procedural effect because he did not delay any Senate floor action from moving forward, with the next vote not expected for more than 24 hours.

Author: 0 3 arrested in Central VA during ICE operation

Rodriguez told me that the Latino Union, which organizes low-income immigrant and USA -born workers, views this incident as illustrative of the consequences of a president who rode into office with blustery rhetoric about getting "bad hombres" out.

National Huskies poised to start another streak
Author: 0 Huskies poised to start another streak

Peck, who won a title at Purdue in 1999, gave Staley a piece of her net a few years ago when she was a commentator. Holmes tallied six. In addition, South Carolina's Bianca Cuevas-Moore guarded William exceptionally, nearly taking her presence out of the game completely and sacrificing taking shots in a national championship.

Author: 0 Opening arguments set in trial of barracks ambush suspect

Cpl. "Dickson's service and his watch on behalf of all of us came to an end", DeSarro said. Palmer, the trial's first witness, told the jury that after Dickson asked her for help, she ran back inside to try to alert others in the barracks, then returned to ask him what had happened.

Author: 0 Danielle Elkins: GOP prescription's for health care fails

Ryan spoke on a phone call to Republican donors on Monday about not letting the set back stop the push for national health care reform. The new bill, the American Health Care Act, drops numerous benefits of Obamacare. Last week, the U.S. House was scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that supporters claimed would repeal and replace Obamacare.

National Here's Melania Trump's First Official White House Photo
Author: 0 Here's Melania Trump's First Official White House Photo

While some gushed that the first lady was "beyond beautiful" and "gorgeous", others on Twitter mocked ( shocking , we know) the image as highly airbrushed and compared the gauzy background - a window in the White House residence - to 1990s school portrait settings.

National Judge blocks request to delay police hearing
Author: 0 Judge blocks request to delay police hearing

In a memo Sessions drafted that was released to the public this week, he stated , "It is not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies", which is his interpretation of what a consent decree represents.

Author: 0 Ethics panel finds probable cause Alabama gov broke law

Photographers from The Montgomery Advertiser and ABC 33/40 captured images of him leaving the downtown Montgomery building where the hearings were held. While Bentley won re-election in 2014 by an overwhelming margin, his popularity has plummeted after the accusations. Both men have filed ethics complaints against Bentley.

National Storm that killed two pushes into Middle Tennessee
Author: 0 Storm that killed two pushes into Middle Tennessee

The university had planned a celebration Monday afternoon in Columbia to honor head coach Dawn Staley and her team. And the National Weather Service says there's likely more bad weather to come, including powerful tornadoes. He says the woman told the operator she could hear sirens when the two lost contact. The two lost contact, and Ruth said a swift-water recovery team later found Williams' body in the creek outside the auto.

Author: 0 Advertisers flee Bill O'Reilly's show but impact unclear

Over the weekend, the New York Times revealed that Bill O and Fox have paid out $13 million to five women who have accused O'Reilly of sexual harassment and harassment. A Fox executive recently was sacked for trying to force a woman to perform oral sex. But perhaps most important, Trump now oversees the Justice Department as the USA attorney's office in Manhattan is investigating the way Fox News accounted for financial settlements involving harassment claims .

National Russian Federation blames Syrian rebels for devastating chemical attack in northern town
Author: 0 Russian Federation blames Syrian rebels for devastating chemical attack in northern town

The death toll from a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held Syrian town has risen to 72, 20 of them children, a monitoring group said on Wednesday. "Chlorine gas doesn't cause such convulsions", he said, adding that doctors suspect sarin was used. A United Nations investigation found credible evidence that sarin was used in August 2013 attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta that killed hundreds of civilians.

Author: 0 Trump condemns Syria attack but won't telegraph US response

The West has pointed the finger at Assad's government for the attack, though the regime has denied using chemical weapons. Obama threatened USA military intervention in Syria in August 2012 if his administration saw moves involving biological and chemical weapons there.

National Big hail, heavy rains pelt Deep South as storms move in
Author: 0 Big hail, heavy rains pelt Deep South as storms move in

The nation's Storm Prediction Center said winds were blowing at near 70 miles per hour (110 kph) in some areas, downing trees in several states. Patrons were evacuated because of the storm. Alabama's governor declared a state of emergency because of the threat, resulting in multiple school closures, and schools in SC planned to dismiss classes early.

Author: 0 Air Force: Pilot safe after F-16 crashes in Maryland

There are also reports of some evacuations in the Clinton area due to potentially hazardous materials. Acting Fire Chief Ben Barksdale said pieces of the plane were burning when crews arrived and firefighters used water and foam to extinguish them.

Author: 0 News of Iraq trip with Kushner mid-air poses security risks

Mr Kushner , accompanying General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with USA, coalition and Iraqi officials in Baghdad . Kushner is traveling with Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the USA military's Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Author: 0 Dems elevate attacks as Supreme Court showdown nears

But Shaheen says Gorsuch would be more conservative than Justice Antonin Scalia, whose seat Gorsuch would fill. He also noted Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's declaration that Trump should not have a supreme court nominee while the president's associates are under investigation by law enforcement agencies for potential ties to Russian Federation.

National Irmo's Johnson Enters Masters as Green Jacket Favorite
Author: 0 Irmo's Johnson Enters Masters as Green Jacket Favorite

Johnson is not one for conversation. His average of 29.55 putts per 18 holes ranks only 154th on the tour this season. As for history at Augusta, Johnson has broken 70 only five times since 2011. But now the discussion has turned to will he ever contend for another major championship? In other news, Jason Day showed up at Augusta National late last week to begin on-site preparation for the Masters, but he said is not yet certain he will play.

National Russian Federation says 'continuing' Syria operation to support Assad's forces
Author: 0 Russian Federation says 'continuing' Syria operation to support Assad's forces

While then-President Barack Obama said "Assad must go" in 2011, the USA and an alliance of rebels it backed never mounted a successful campaign to overthrow him. "We can not allow this suffering to continue". "Time and time again, Russian Federation uses the same false narrative to deflect attention from their allies in Damascus", Haley said.

Author: 0 Gender pay gap in South Dakota

It took until April 4, 2017 for women in the United States to earn as much money as men had earned in 2016, if you start counting both at the beginning of past year. "The widening gap has not affected everyone equally", reads the report . We break down the latest statistics and tell you how women in Northwest Arkansas are still fighting the paycheck battle.

National Gay rights organizations hail court ruling as 'game changer'
Author: 0 Gay rights organizations hail court ruling as 'game changer'

The immediate impact of the 7th Circuit's decision Tuesday is that employers in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin — the states under the court's jurisdiction — would be breaking federal law by showing bias against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees.

National Democrats Ahn, Gomez heading to runoff in LA congressional race
Author: 0 Democrats Ahn, Gomez heading to runoff in LA congressional race

The 29,000-odd votes cast on Tuesday are a tiny fraction of the estimated 750,000 people who poured into the streets of downtown L.A. on January 21 to protest Trump's election. He said he appreciated phone calls and emails from Ahn's campaign. The Berniecrats (Wendy Carrillo, Arturo Carmona, and Kenneth Mejia) all came in with single digit percentages.

National Court: Civil rights law prohibits workplace discrimination of LGBT employees
Author: 0 Court: Civil rights law prohibits workplace discrimination of LGBT employees

Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago is likely to lead to a battle before the Supreme Court. She believed the rejections were related to her sexual orientation, so she filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a lawsuit - arguing this anti-gay discrimination was illegal under federal law.

Author: 0 More than half a million sign Melania Trump petition

She's pictured wearing an all-black outfit, standing with her arms crossed and smiling. 'Melania Trump #DGwoman thank you #madeinitaly, ' wrote Gabanna, along with multiple heart emojis. While she said on the campaign trail that she planned to focus on combating cyberbullying on the campaign trail, recent appearances also indicate her interest in women's empowerment and education.

National Pepsi pulls controversial Kendall Jenner ad following backlash
Author: 0 Pepsi pulls controversial Kendall Jenner ad following backlash

She then decides to join them, and towards the end she comes face-to-face with a police officer, to whom she offers a Pepsi . Announcing the ad, Pepsi said in a statement: "This is a global ad that reflects people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmony".

National Kentucky's Monk becomes 2nd Wildcat to enter NBA draft
Author: 0 Kentucky's Monk becomes 2nd Wildcat to enter NBA draft

Point guards can be score-first, but he would have to learn to distribute better to play the position. The NBA Draft will take place on June 22, and college players have until 11:59 p.m. De'Aaron Fox announced that he will be declaring for the NBA Draft yesterday afternoon. In the opening NCAA Tournament game vs. Among his many achievements this season, Fox recorded only the second triple-double in United Kingdom basketball history and the first since 1988 with 14 points, 11 rebounds ...

Author: 0 White House, lawmakers adrift over reviving health bill

He said talks were in 'the conceptual stage'. He added, however, that he doesn't want to put "an artificial timeline" on the process, and he wants to make sure that they have the votes. But the Trump administration is taking the opposite approach, as it tries to revive its dead healthcare bill with even crueler legislation: Late Monday, Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials proposed a harsher healthcare law to the far-right Congressional Freedom Caucus, in an attempt ...

Author: 0 Air Force: Pilot ejects safely before F-16 crashes near DC

Some roads are closed in the area. NBC News reported Wednesday that the pilot ejected close to National Harbor and is believed to be safe while his injuries are being assessed. VIDEO fighter jet crash near Joint Base Andrews. "I just heard a loud boom, I guess", eyewitness Kent Roberson said of the incident. Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady tells WRC-TV that one pilot parachuted out of the aircraft and was picked up by a military helicopter.

Author: 0 Trump removes Steve Bannon from National Security Council

While others believe Bannon should be removed entirely from the White House - where he is still Trump's chief strategist. Bannon is a former chief of the far-right website Breitbart News, and his appointment to the position - which allows access to highly sensitive and classified information about US security - had been a cause for concern for critics of Trump's administration.

National Found wet, mostly nude woman claims to be mermaid
Author: 0 Found wet, mostly nude woman claims to be mermaid

She didn't seem to know who she was and told the good Samaritan she was a mermaid. She answers, "I don't know" to most questions, police said. When police ran her fingerprints, they came up with nothing, and now they're hoping someone might recognize her and help them get her home.

Author: 0 The world's best restaurant is right in our backyard

Among the seven restaurants in Asia on the list, Japan and Thailand each claim two entries. 11 Madison Park bumping Osteria Francescana in Italy down to number two, 2015 victor Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca came in third.

National Sanders Endorses Tom Perriello in Virginia Governor's Race
Author: 0 Sanders Endorses Tom Perriello in Virginia Governor's Race

But, the involvement of Mr. Sanders and his accompanying national profile portends an interesting few months ahead. "That's why I am so pleased today to endorse Tom Perriello for Governor of Virginia", said Sanders. Democrats are eying them as chances to build momentum for their opposition to President Trump heading into the 2018 midterm elections. "Bernie has electrified a movement of Americans ready to take on our biggest challenges, including inequality and corruption, and I'm proud to have ...

National 'Bathroom Bill' to Cost North Carolina $3.76B: AP Analysis
Author: 0 'Bathroom Bill' to Cost North Carolina $3.76B: AP Analysis

AP notes that Republicans in the state have assured residents that no revenue was being lost through the bill, but we saw several instances during the peak controversy of the law in which celebrities canceled concerts and businesses canceled plans to invest in the state.

Author: 0 Pepsi pulls widely mocked ad featuring Kendall Jenner

Criticisms of the spot on social media have included some calling it "disgusting", "distasteful", "tone deaf", and more. While the ad does not make clear what the protest is opposition to - the only clues being peace signs and a background song with the lyrics "we are the movement, this generation" - observers were quick to condemn it.

Author: 0 Trump Administration Floats Compromise on Health Care

The White House held multiple meetings with its members, and even offered to cut Obamacare's essential benefits provision - but the faction still insisted, " no deal ". Mike Coffman, a Republican from Colorado who hails from a swing district and had already pledged his support to House leadership's previous health care bill, expressed concern about removing the community ratings provision.

National Amber Alert issued for missing 4-month-old from SF Bay Area
Author: 0 Amber Alert issued for missing 4-month-old from SF Bay Area

Mountain View police have contacted the police department in Patterson, where Michael is a resident. Wallin drove off, with Madilyn still sitting in his lap. He did not have a auto seat in his vehicle at the time of the abduction". Authorities initially issued an Endangered Missing Advisory but later announced an Amber Alert for Alameda, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties.

Author: 0 Russian Federation identifies Akbarzhon Dzhalilov as St. Petersburg attacker

Russia's top investigative body, the Investigative Committee, said in a statement in the early hours Wednesday that investigators had searched his home in St. British Prime Minister Theresa May said the bombing "shows the bad terrorist threat we are all facing". Investigator Svetlana Petrenko said the driver of the train saved lives by continuing on to the next stop, reducing the danger to passengers who would have had to walk along electrified tracks.

Author: 0 Rays' Dickerson gets 1st hit, run of new major league season

The Tampa Bay Rays announced that their Opening Day game against the Yankees this Sunday is sold out . Still, the end of the year is a concerning timeline for a Rays franchise in desperate need of a spark to draw fans to games. Longoria said catcher Derrek Norris is building a rapport with Archer. Sanchez in particular generated excitement past year, hitting 20 home runs in just 201 at-bats in a phenomenal debut at the end of the season.

National Mayor who led Ferguson through turmoil is re-elected
Author: 0 Mayor who led Ferguson through turmoil is re-elected

Knowles, who has been the face of the municipality since Michael Brown's fatal shooting in 2014 by a officer thrust it and its racial divisions into the global spotlight, barely missed having to face a recall election in 2015. He was first elected to the City Council at age 25, and was just 31 when he was elected mayor. Jones, 62, a retired Mary Kay executive, was elected to the council in 2015, her first elected position.

National Ex-Dolphins player arrested for yelling at cops in Florida
Author: 0 Ex-Dolphins player arrested for yelling at cops in Florida

Madrigal claimed he had one beer. Delmas was released on a $500 bond. Madrigal was arrested for DUI after his breath sample measured over twice the legal.08 limit at 0.164, an officer said. When healthy, Delmas was one of the better safeties in the National Football League but injury issues haunted him throughout his career. He played in 13 games that season, his last in the league.

National Suspected tornado damages school, fire house in Missouri
Author: 0 Suspected tornado damages school, fire house in Missouri

About 15 minutes later, a second tornado touched down east of Neosho, Missouri causing damage at Crowder College and the city's airport. Bright Futures Neosho and the Neosho Charitable Foundation will be heading up the efforts for the school distrct.

National DOJ Puts Hold on Consent Decree for Baltimore Police Reform
Author: 0 DOJ Puts Hold on Consent Decree for Baltimore Police Reform

The president of the Cleveland chapter of the NAACP, which has always been critical of how Cleveland police treat blacks and minorities, said Tuesday that Sessions' memo "is no more than politics being played out on the backs of victims of police brutality".

National Bonamici Statement on Executive Order Reversing Climate Change Progress
Author: 0 Bonamici Statement on Executive Order Reversing Climate Change Progress

Since the average age when American coal-fired plants are scrapped is 58 years, half of them will soon be gone no matter what Trump does, and even he can not make it economically attractive to build new ones. John Hoeven and Rep. Kevin Cramer, both Republicans, attended Trump's signing of the executive order . Sen. "Today President Trump turned the clock back, weakened USA leadership, and sent us on a path that will exacerbate climate change".

National North Carolina Tops Gonzaga In Messy NCAA Championship
Author: 0 North Carolina Tops Gonzaga In Messy NCAA Championship

Sometimes, knowing you weren't the better team makes the loss more palatable. "I put it on the locker room up on the board - one of the things we had to be tonight was tough enough". It wasn't a game of beauty. Gonzaga (37-2) missed nine consecutive shots in the second half and went 8:27 without a basket, but North Carolina (33-7) didn't have the offense to deliver a decisive run as it remained a one-possession game for nearly all of the second half.