Judge Gorsuch was on Friday confirmed by the Senate to be appointed as the 113th justice of the Supreme Court. "Gorsuch is an excellent choice to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Justice Scalia". "Individuals on both the right and left have praised Judge Gorsuch, and it was made clear during his confirmation hearings that he would be a superb jurist who respects the rule of law and immensely values and understands that the judiciary must be independent", she said.
A three-judge panel in Atlanta ruled the opposite three weeks ago. The appeals court eventually brought an 8-3 decision - after rehearing oral arguments back in November - while ruling that "considerable calisthenics" would be performed by anyone who tried to exclude " sex " from " sexual orientation ", and so, the court reversed a decision by the three-judge panel that ruled against the plaintiff past year.
Mr Robert Bentley , 74, pleaded guilty in an agreement with prosecutors to two misdemeanour campaign violations and is barred from seeking public office again. Booked at the county jail Monday, Bentley appeared first in court during a hearing and then at the Alabama Capitol to resign just three days after he said he wouldn't quit.
On Wednesday, a federal judge rejected a Justice Department request to delay Thursday's hearing. He said the Justice Department is not sure the existing agreement strengthens law enforcement and public safety, citing recent increases in crime in Baltimore.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions described the U.S. -Mexico border as "ground zero", pitting ranchers and other U.S. citizens against cartels and violent gangs and said immigration enforcement policies of past administrations have come to an end.
That evidence, first revealed by Nunes two weeks ago, has become the center of its own power struggle in the Russian Federation investigation - with Democrats accusing the White House of withholding that intelligence from them. Let's remember, he went to the Trump White House and was given classified documents at a moment when his committee was investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
He said Moscow has lots of questions about the "very ambiguous" and "contradictory" ideas emanating from Washington. In a sign that the Kremlin is not set to drop its firm support for Assad, Syria's foreign minister is set to jet in to Moscow for talks with Lavrov on Thursday before a three-way meeting involving Iran's top diplomat on Friday.
As tensions rise with Russian Federation over Syria, President Donald Trump meets Wednesday at the White House with the head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, giving a high-profile platform to an alliance the Kremlin sees as encroaching into its sphere of influence on Russia's western flank.
He said he was seeking to "better understand" the differences so that they could be narrowed. He conceded that "we need more evidence to impose sanctions, but we are confident it will happen". Russian Federation says the USA has failed to provide evidence that Syria has chemical weapons. While some Russians have applauded Mr Putin's strongman stance, others have argued he should concentrate on national issues rather than a foreign war as sanctions and worldwide condemnation hit home.
The spokeswoman says Davis and her 9-year-old grandson went to Hilyard's Wichita home to pick up items belonging to her son - who had dated Hilyard - when an "altercation" erupted between the suspect and the victim. The Mail claimed she is also facing trespassing, assault, obstruction, and trespassing charges in connection with an unknown incident. 'She had some serious mental issues going on, and I tried to reach out to her recently.
Tuesday and quickly developed into a 5-alarm inferno less than an hour later, a spokesperson said. The FDNY said there was extensive damage to 112 apartment units in total. "The fire was there, but it was just smoke", he said. On Wednesday morning firefighters were allowing residents to get important belongings from their apartment.
It was one of three stops for the state's senior senator Wednesday as she had a welcoming reception at a town hall in Hillsboro earlier in the day and was expected to appear at the Six County Democratic Rally in New Bloomfield. She also plans to meet with constituents Wednesday in Sikeston and Fulton; on Thursday in Hannibal, St. Joseph and Parkville; and on Friday in Springfield and Rolla.
All told, parent Eastern Outfitters LLC is asking the bankruptcy court for permission to close 48 of its 86 Northeast stores. Leading up to its bankruptcy, Eastern Outfitters made payments to the paycheck processing company ADP totaling in excess of $2 million every two weeks covering its payroll for Bob's Stores and EMS, court documents show.
Tillerson entered Wednesday's talks facing stiff opposition to his demand that Russian Federation end its support of the Syrian regime following the deadly April 4 chemical weapons attack in the town of Khan Shaykhun. "We believe it is of principal importance to prevent risks of a repeat of such steps in the future". Trump and others have indeed threatened similar action.
He railed against Yellen and Federal Reserve in one of the debates but now he's having second thoughts, saying he likes Yellen and is open to extender her term. "Look, there's some very good things about a strong dollar, but usually speaking the best thing about it is that it sounds good", Trump said. "Historically, a bigger fiscal deficit has put upward pressure on the dollar".
Boosie Badazz is now accusing the cops of stealing over $1 million dollar of jewelry from him after his incident yesterday where a security guard booted him and his family from a MS mall and even blasted them with pepper spray in the process (see here ICYMI).
Sessions said the Trump administration is committed to reducing illegal immigration, telling the patrol gathering that the Southwest border is "ground zero" in the battle. Sessions told the CBP staff that to ensure that these priorities are implemented, effective April 11, each U.S. Attorney's Office (whether on the border or interior) will designate an assistant U.S.
Almost 50 residents and advocates appeared before a federal court judge on Thursday to complain about mistreatment by this city's police officers and to urge the judge to approve federal oversight of the department, a day after the Justice Department expressed " grave concern" about moving forward and sought to delay the process.
On Monday, April 10, a man by the name of Cedric Anderson opened fire at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino , California, where he killed a teacher named Karen Smith and an 8-year-old boy. What appears to be Anderson's Facebook page features the declarations amid statements of religious devotion before his last public post on March 15.
He gave an apology in an interview with ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis in Chicago, as he responded to the global outrage prompted by video of Dao being pulled from his seat last Sunday and dragged by his hands down the aisle of a plane. To the editor: Fly the friendly skies of United and witness the cowardice of your fellow passengers doing nothing to stop an assault committed by "law enforcement".
House Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act after it failed to get enough Republican support. Some are now fearful the collapse of the healthcare bill could doom future major legislation - it has some Republicans fearing 2017 could mean no Obamacare repeal, no tax reform, no trillion-dollar infrastructure bill and no border wall.
When asked to clarify his remarks, Spicer referred to "Holocaust centers" instead of concentration camps - where over 3 million people were killed - and attempted to draw a nuanced comparison between Syrian chemical weapon attacks and Nazi genocide.
Tillerson conceded the two world powers had "sharp differences" that have obstructed co-operation but voiced optimism they could make progress. But Mr Trump also said: "Just so you understand, we're not going into Syria". "We are sending an armada - very powerful, and we have submarines - very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier", he added, apparently referring to USA submarines carrying ballistic nuclear missiles.
It comes after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson cancelled a visit to Moscow to meet his opposite number. "I don't draw conclusions of complicity at all, but clearly they've been incompetent and perhaps they've just simply been out-maneuvered by the Syrians", Mr Tillerson said in an interview with ABC's This Week program.
The USS Carl Vinson got its new sailing orders shortly thereafter - nearly certainly a message to China to act on the North Korean problem. While Trump signaled a hands-off approach to the Syrian civil war throughout his campaign and the early months of his presidency, the chemical weapons attack in Syria, for which America blames Assad, changed his mind.
The criteria to stay in NY has come under criticism on the point that it undercuts the promise of free tuition in case the students are not made aware of this condition before accepting the scholarship. The scholarship would only cover the costs of tuition, so room and board, text books and other fees would not be included. "It's a different model", Cuomo said in a press release .
Mid-way through the grim meditation on grief that is Oscar victor Manchester by the Sea , an accidental fire rages through a New England home, killing three young children. These undated photos provided by the Chenango County Sheriff's Department in Norwich, N.Y. shows Heather and Ernest Franklin. Jeffrey, who had special needs and was adopted in 2012, was not found to have any physical signs of smoke or soot in his mouth.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer lashed out at questions about White House involvement in providing information to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Mr Flynn will testify for the Senate and House Intelligence Committees' investigation into Russian Federation links and alleged interference in the 2016 election - but only if he is granted immunity from prosecution .
Roof's attorneys described his letter to prosecutors as an open attempt to "sabotage his own case, in a manner that potentially increased his odds of being sentenced to death". Roof's grandfather, Joe Roof, said he and his family have been heartbroken. Under a plea agreement, he'll be sentenced to life in federal prison after being found guilty in federal court in December on both murder and hate crime charges.
Monday morning, Cedric Anderson, 53, of Riverside, went to the elementary school where his wife, Karen Elaine Smith , 53, a 10-year veteran of the school district, was working. Burguan said police searched Anderson's residence and did not find a suicide note. Yet, Anderson may have been dropping freakish hints on Facebook .
About her own role, she said, "There were things I could have done better". During an event in NY last Thursday prior to the attack, she said, "I really believe that we should have and still should take out [Assad's] airfields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them".
John Gore, the Trump administration's No. 2 official in the Civil Rights Division, told U.S. District Court Judge James K. Bredar that Sessions was concerned about a recent spike in crime and how proposed reforms could affect crime rates.
The Washington Post reports that she made the recording in order to catch any infidelity on her husband's part. At one point, Robert Bentley is heard suggesting, "If we're going to do what we did the other day, we're going to have to start locking the door".
While their alleged affair wasn't a crime, the alleged cover-up was. " Robert Bentley could not handle the power". But the scandal truly began in 2013, when Bentley's wife Dianne became suspicious of the budding relationship. In a court hearing, Bentley appeared sullen and looked down at the floor as he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of failing to file a key contribution report and converting campaign contributions to personal to use.
As police attempted to stop her, she made a U-turn and fled, almost hitting officers and striking at least one other vehicle, Malecki said. "The vehicle was stopped at Washington and Independence Avenue Southwest". Shots were fired this morning near the U.S. Capitol in Washington , D.C. "All of a sudden, we heard one shot, and two shots right after that - just like boom, and then boom, boom - and the police were just swarming", Yanta told CNN.
He drove about a mile from his house, through four intersections and over railroad tracks. "He looked up videos on YouTube on how to drive", said officer Koehler, who adds that witnesses say the boy followed the rules of the road, stopping for lights and keeping within speed limits.
Jeremy Lin led the Nets with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Whiteside leads in rebounds with 14.0 and in blocks with 2.1 per game. It sets up a big game on Wednesday to close the season against a potential Raptors first-round opponent, the Milwaukee Bucks.
While seeing a little squirrel munch a tiny ice cream cone may be cute, it could lead to problems with people or malnutrition, wildlife officials warn. The approximately eight inches tall Putter the squirrel has been showing up since last summer at the Martins' Holden Beach ice cream shop and mini golf course.
Much of the attention on various investigations into possible ties between the Trump administration and Russian Federation has shifted to that of the Senate, which has expressed intent to run an objective inquiry. In his opening statement at Thursday's hearing , Mr. Burr said the committee's investigation "will fail" if members allow politics to get in the way.
The intelligence reports in question, which lawmakers and staff recently had a chance to review at NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, were described by "normal and appropriate" by one congressional intelligence source CNN spoke with.
Pictured above: Ron Estes, newly-elected congressman, delivers his victory speech. National resources from both parties flooded into the race, but most importantly, Donald Trump himself began to campaign on Estes' behalf. He also didn't vote for Trump in the last year's general election. Part of the magic brew in creating the impression that Republicans got a "scare" was achieved by cutting off the reporting before all results were in, as seen at the Politico and the Associated Press, or in ...
Rizzo hit a 1-1 pitch from Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen to score Jon Jay from third and send the Dodgers (4-4) to their third loss in four games. According to a new valuation of the franchise, released by Forbes Magazine on Tuesday, the Cubs are now baseball's fourth-most valuable team, with an estimated value of $2.68 billion, a 22 percent increase over last year's number.
However, Trump, who used to be broader on that microblogging platform, did not offer other details on the dialogue, which also included, according to news reports from China, the situation in Syria. Trump mentioned that the interaction occurred over dessert four times during his two minute response. He adds: "I said, 'We've just launched 59 missiles, heading to Iraq'".
There's also a risk of damaging winds , large hail and possibly "isolated tornadoes ", and thunderstorms are expected to continue into Thursday , the NWS forecast said. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - slowing the flow of inbound flights - because of possible severe weather, the airport said in a Twitter message.
Republican state Treasurer Ron Estes will represent the Kansas 4th congressional district replacing Mike Pompeo , who Trump named as Central Intelligence Agency director. That was no match for the DCCC's Republican counterpart, which dumped almost six figures worth of ads into the race at the last minute, had Ted Cruz campaign with Estes , and did robocalls from Donald Trump and Mike Pence .
The Alabama Ethics Commission last week found Bentley probably violated ethics and campaign finance laws after it completed an investigation into allegations that he used public funds to hide his relationship with Rebekah Mason, a senior adviser who later resigned.
These will be phased in over the next three years to reach the $125,000 mark. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) There's a big string attached to New York's free middle-class college tuition initiative: Students must stay in the state after graduation or else pay back the benefit.
He said Groton police went to the home around 4 p.m. ET in response to a well-being check and found Geils unresponsive. Internal strife between songwriters Peter Wolf and Seth Justman resulted in the J. He released two albums in the mid-1990s with his band Bluestime , Rolling Stone said. Police are now investigating his death , but foul play was not suspected with reports suggesting Geils died of natural causes.
He said it appears to be an "amalgam of hearsay, rumor and innuendo". "I want to thank the members of the Alabama Supreme Court for quickly acting on our appeal and recognizing, what a circuit court judge didn't understand, that there are three branches of government and the Alabama Legislature is free to conduct its business as prescribed in the state constitution", the statement said.
The elevator descended safely but the doors were jammed, so Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews had to pry them open. Mourning's nonprofit, AM Affordable Housing developed the apartments along with Miami's Housing Trust Group. Of course Twitter had fun with the idea that Carson was trapped in an elevator. Yes, Hall of Fame center (and apparently community activist) Alonzo Mourning had to idly sit by while the HUD Secretary was rescued by the fire department, adding yet another weird twist in ...