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Author: 0 Point Dem Loss in Special House Election Was a 'Scare'

That advertising was followed by a series of robocalls to GOP voters over the weekend from both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and a personal fly-in appearance by Texas Sen. But many voters turned to the Democratic candidate instead, political newcomer James Thompson . "Certainly Estes is not helped by [Republican Governor Sam] Brownback", Loomis said, referring to the Kansas governor who recently vetoed Medicaid expansion that would have given health care to 150,000 people in the state.

National Tillerson in Moscow: Pushing on Syria where Obama failed
Author: 0 Tillerson in Moscow: Pushing on Syria where Obama failed

Looking at the resolution's supporters sitting around the horseshoe-shaped table in the Security Council, he said: "You are afraid of an impartial investigation" that the Syrian government was being blamed for chemical weapons attacks carried out by extremists.

National Teen Arrested for Allegedly Live-Streaming a Sexual Assault on Facebook
Author: 0 Teen Arrested for Allegedly Live-Streaming a Sexual Assault on Facebook

The live online video attracted as many as 40 viewers at one time, but no one contacted police. The mother of the victim told the Associated Press last month that her daughter was receiving continuous threats from the perpetrators since the assault and even the neighborhood kids had been making fun of it and harassing her family.

Author: 0 Attorney General Files Petition to Arkansas Supreme Court After Lethal Drug Blocked

Amid all this, Arkansas had scheduled a series of executions starting Monday that would include the first double executions since the one in Texas in 2000. Sister Helen Prejean, a vocal anti-death penalty activist and inspiration for the film "Dead Man Walking", tweeted that the fate of the eight Arkansas prisoners ultimately rested in Governor Hutchinson's hands - and the responsibility on his head.

Author: 0 Tillerson: Relations Between US And Russia Are 'At A Low Point'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Russia vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation into the attack that killed almost 90 people.

National Trump security adviser urges Russia to rethink Syria support
Author: 0 Trump security adviser urges Russia to rethink Syria support

At the end of last month, Haley told reporters that the USA priority in Syria "is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out". The Indian-origin diplomat's remarks came days after the United States on 6 April unleashed 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase in a retaliating for the Assad-led government's alleged chemical weapons attack that killed almost 80 persons in Idlib province.

Author: 0 Western Mass Lawyer Organizes National Tax March

Mohammed Naeem, 26, a first-generation American who helped organize Saturday's march in New York City, said the march was not just about the president releasing his tax returns, but "this is also about economic justice". The demonstrations are taking place on the traditional April 15 Tax Day, the deadline for filing federal tax returns, although the IRS this year pushed back the deadline by three days.

National Arkansas' multiple execution plan in limbo after rulings
Author: 0 Arkansas' multiple execution plan in limbo after rulings

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Saturday granted a preliminary injunction requested by the inmates to block the executions. The state argued that an injunction would delay the executions indefinitely because Arkansas does have a replacement drug if the current one expires.

National Tim Howard suspended three games for altercations with fans
Author: 0 Tim Howard suspended three games for altercations with fans

Montreal Impact forward Didier Drogba had a verbal altercation with New York Red Bulls fans after a game last season, and David Beckham was fined $1,000 for a confrontation with Galaxy fans in 2009. The Rapids released a statement Friday evening after his suspension and fine were made public. Tim Howard clapped back at a heckling fan at a game last Sunday and went a little too far.so it's going to cost him 3 games.

Author: 0 Trump can't have it both ways with United States trade deficit

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted that he'd told Xi a trade deal with the U.S. would be "far better for them if they solve the North Korea problem". Taiwan still featured with five other countries on the currency monitoring list issued by the United States Department of Treasury, but it was not named as a currency manipulator in the report published Friday.

Author: 0 Trump's son-in-law in Baghdad to convey 'commitment, support' for Iraqi gov't

Kushner is traveling with Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr ., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who invited him on the trip, an official confirmed. It comes as Trump is examining ways to accelerate a US -led coalition campaign that USA and Iraqi officials say has so far been largely successful in uprooting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

Author: 0 North Korea warns U.S. to end its 'military hysteria' or face retaliation

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presides over a military parade in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017. Prototype intercontinental ballistic missiles have highlighted a broad range of military hardware North Korea displayed in a massive parade honoring the country's late founding father.

Author: 0 Trump's strategist Bannon loses seat on National Security Council

Flynn was at the helm of the NSC at the time, but the official says Bannon's role on the committee had nothing to do with the troubles facing Flynn. President Donald Trump removed his chief strategist from the National Security Council (NSC) on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Trump's private helicopter could help with traffic gridlock around Mar-a-Lago

Baker said the helicopter would be at Mar-a-Lago until Sunday. A personal helicopter of President Donald Trump sits on the helipad at Mar-a-Lago, Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Palm Beach, Fla . "You know what - and I love golf - but if I were in the White House, I don't think I'd ever see Turnberry [in Scotland] again". "Yes. I'll be here for Easter", he said .

Author: 0 Trump doesn't attend White House seder

But more and more, war is being waged on Mr Bannon himself. In the Obama administration, top aides generally took vacation at the same time as Obama, as long as they were not staffing the President on the vacation. The White House brings together "a lot of truly talented people, be it Mick Mulvaney ... and his understanding of the budget process or Steve's (Bannon) knowledge of the policies the President campaigned for, or the sagacity In the business of Jared (Kushner), many things are ...

National Assad allies say US attack on Syria air base crosses
Author: 0 Assad allies say US attack on Syria air base crosses "red lines"

That's the same town where the gas attack took place earlier this week, killing 86 people, including dozens of children, prompting the USA missile launch. Earlier, U.S. military officials had said they were looking into whether Russian Federation participated, possibly by using a drone to help eliminate evidence afterward.

Author: 0 Arkansas judge blocks state from using lethal drug

The executions had been scheduled to start Monday night. The Arkansas Supreme Court has halted the execution of one of two inmates facing lethal injection Monday under the state's multiple execution plan. State officials have previously questioned that they could easily replace their drugs. Judges have already blocked two executions, though not because of the lethal injection issue.

National Burglary suspect who mailed manifesto to Trump captured
Author: 0 Burglary suspect who mailed manifesto to Trump captured

Shortly before 6:00 AM, tactical officers made contact with the suspicious person at the campsite. Gorn says he asked Jakubowski to leave his property, not knowing who he was. Janesville police Chief David Moore said the peaceful end to Jakubowski's run from authorities could've ended much differently. Police also released a cellphone video of Jakubowski mailing his manifesto to Trump.

National Solemn Good Friday observance in streets of Bridgeton
Author: 0 Solemn Good Friday observance in streets of Bridgeton

The stations depict fourteen different scenes from Jesus' walk to Calvary and then his crucifixion. Protestant Christians, Krahn noted, typically display a cross without a body on it, whereas a crucifix, common among Roman Catholics, shows an image of the crucified Christ.

Author: 0 Manifesto-writing fugitive appears in federal court

The right hand at left has the word "True" and the right upper arm has "Bos". Shortly before 6 a.m. local time Friday, officers made contact with the suspicious person, identified as Jakubowski, and he was taken into custody without incident, the Rock County Sheriff's Office said.

Author: 0 Russia: US strikes on Syria help extremists

What we are saying is, other countries have to ask themselves some hard questions. "Russia should ask themselves, 'What are we doing here?' Why are we supporting this murderous regime that is committing mass murder of its own population and using the most heinous weapons available?'" US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press Russian Federation on its failure to prevent Syria's use of chemical weapons in meetings this week in Moscow, he said in interviews aired Sunday.

National Cuomo's New York agenda feeds talk of presidential run
Author: 0 Cuomo's New York agenda feeds talk of presidential run

He's now president of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany. But he also presides over a state, like all states, where many students don't complete college and where many are unprepared for the information economy. Keep in mind that SUNY and CUNY are already a bargain, with average tuition and fees well below average, ranking 39th out of 50 state public university systems.

Author: 0 Law Enforcement Credits Community Involvement For Jakubowski's Capture

More than 150 law enforcement officials had been searching for Jakubowski since April 4 when authorities say he stole 18 firearms from a gun store and mailed an anti-government manifesto to the White House. UPDATE (WKOW ) - The fugitive wanted in a national manhunt, Joseph Jakubowski, has been caught. Jakubowski looked disheveled and sleep-deprived and didn't put up a fight when officers arrested him, said Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden .

National Wisconsin man arrested after manhunt charged with stealing firearms
Author: 0 Wisconsin man arrested after manhunt charged with stealing firearms

The right hand at left has the word "True" and the right upper arm has "Bos". Earlier in the day, Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden called Jakubowski' appearance "disheveled" as if he had not slept in days. A criminal complaint filed Friday afternoon in U.S. District Court charges that Jakubowski broke into Armageddon Supplies, 2144 Highway 14 in Janesville, and took guns that included a fully automatic.223 caliber M16 rifle and a Glock 19 9mm semi-automatic handgun, along with two silencers.

Author: 0 US berates Syria at OPCW meeting on Syrian chemical attack

It was the deadliest such incident since a sarin gas attack killed hundreds of people in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus in 2013, prompting threats of United States military action. Damascus does not use chemical weapons either against terrorists or against its people, said Syrian Minister Walid al-Moallem. Earlier this week, Turkish doctors said tests they had carried out confirmed that sarin gas was used.

Author: 0 Pompeo's House seat remains in Republican hands

In response, Republicans made last-minute efforts to campaign for Estes. Ted Cruz. Cruz, who won the state in the 2016 Republican primaries, introduced Estes at a rally and called on district residents to turn out to vote for the Republican.

Author: 0 Republican Ron Estes wins tight special election for US House seat

In the wake of a surprisingly close special election on Tuesday, state and national Democrats have to be asking themselves one question: Who lost the 4th District? The Democratic candidate is the fresh face with the uplifting message, which is why Republicans could be looking at an outright defeat in Georgia's 6th district House special election.

Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation wiretapped Trump campaign advisor

The Federal Bureau of Investigation probed an adviser to US President Donald Trump's election campaign a year ago over worries he could have been working for Russian Federation, the Washington Post reported last night. He acknowledged that he met a Russian in NY, and while he did not know the man was an agent at the time , it was later revealed that he was. The White House, FBI and Justice Department declined to comment.

National College presidents sound off on free tuition
Author: 0 College presidents sound off on free tuition

A budget approved on Saturday by the Assembly, and on Sunday by the Senate, includes the Excelsior Scholarship, a program Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced in January . If they don't then the scholarships would convert to student loans. New York's program echoes a plan that Clinton proposed during her presidential bid previous year to eliminate college tuition for most families.

Author: 0 Republicans Take First Congressional Election of Trump Era

But the race became surprisingly competitive and drove Republican leaders into a last minute push for Estes. "How much money goes into those races makes a big difference", Jarman said. Meanwhile, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, which focuses on state races, brags that in Virginia, one of two states with regularly scheduled elections in 2017, "More than half of the 76 Democratic candidates running in 48 GOP-held seats are women".

Author: 0 Clear the Air: Rays bring filter system to road clubhouses

As a team, the Red Sox have just four so far this season. Andrew Benintendi led off with a walk before Mookie Betts (4-for-5) singled, and Xander Bogaerts later walked to load the bases. ROYALS 3, ATHLETICS 1 Jason Vargas carried a shutout into the eighth, his teammates finally generated some early offense and Kansas City held on to beat Oakland and snap an eight-game skid against the A's.

Author: 0 Chris Matthews, who said same thing in 2013, defends Spicer's Hitler remark

Zeeland Congressman Bill Huizenga says he feels Spicer was not trying to use the comment lightly as an example, but trying to underscore the atrocities in Syria. But Matt Brooks, executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, said that while "using the issue of the Holocaust or Hitler is problematic on many levels", he believed Spicer had "genuinely and sincerely apologized".

Author: 0 Meet the Woman Replacing Disgraced Alabama Governor Robert Bentley

The charges were failing to file a major contribution report and knowingly using campaign contributions for personal use. Last week, a report for the Alabama House Judiciary Committee said Mr Bentley tried to hide the affair "in a process characterised by increasing obsession and paranoia".

Author: 0 US WC-135 'Nuke Sniffer' Arrives in Japan as World Watches Pyongyang

Military officials call it the Air Force's largest combat-ready wing. The jets in the arsenal of the 18th Wing, which conducted the exercise, include HH-60 Pave Hawks, F-15 Eagles, E-3 Sentries and KC-135 Stratotankers. Trump himself did not do much to relieve the tension, tweeting Tuesday that "North Korea is looking for trouble" and that if China chose not to "solve the North Korean problem", the US would "solve the problem without them!" Most recently, after a U.S.

National Penguins to honor Rooney before playoff game
Author: 0 Penguins to honor Rooney before playoff game

Over the years, Dan Rooney held a number of front office jobs. He also is known for the Rooney Rule, a National Football League policy adopted in 2003 that requires teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation positions.

Author: 0 Visually impaired kids on the hunt for beeping eggs

Barfield Baptist Church, 1033 Barfield Church Road in Murfreesboro, will host an egg hunt from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. The hunt begins with a shot gun start at 10 a.m. For more than 50 years the Sterling Lions have sponsored the annual Easter Egg Hunt for local children. The Easter Bonnet parade and egg hunt will gofrom 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.at Colonia Middle School.

Author: 0 Russia, Iran, and Syria warn of 'grave consequences' for further U.S. strikes

Russian Federation accused the United States of breaking global law with the strike against the Syrian regime, a key ally that Moscow has supported with air strikes since 2015. Were they dead at all?" Iran , Russia and Syria deny that the authorities in Damascus were behind the attack, in which more than 80 people were killed and hundreds injured.

National On the Run: Wisconsin Man Stole Firearms, May Be Plotting Against Trump
Author: 0 On the Run: Wisconsin Man Stole Firearms, May Be Plotting Against Trump

Jakubowski is suspected of stealing several firearms from a gun shop in Janesville April 6. Jakubowski allegedly posted a video to his Facebook page that showed him mailing the manifesto to Trump. Law enforcement has already received hundreds of tips, while the Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information that could help them catch Jakubowski.

National Manifesto-writing fugitive found camping on Wisconsin farm
Author: 0 Manifesto-writing fugitive found camping on Wisconsin farm

Jakubowski also allegedly sent a manifesto to the president that contained anti-government and anti-religious language, according to ABC. Janesville Police Chief David Moore expressed his relief that the search ended the way it did. He promised not to harm or bring violence to anyone unless "these terrorist gangs continue their terrorism on human life and force my hand to protect and defend the honor and dignity of life!" "Whether it's the president or whether it's local officials or ...

National Prosecutor has no compassion for serial killer
Author: 0 Prosecutor has no compassion for serial killer

A local convicted serial killer who deemed himself the "Angel of Death" is in the hospital after officials said he was beaten in prison, and the relatives of some of his victims are sharing their reaction to the news. The case was deemed a homicide only after a pathologist smelled cyanide during an autopsy. Others died when he let their oxygen tanks run out. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says Donald Harvey caused a lot of pain in Cincinnati, where he admitted to killing three dozen ...

National Rockies' Gray may be out a month or longer with foot injury
Author: 0 Rockies' Gray may be out a month or longer with foot injury

Story's home run to left field came off Bumgarner (0-2), who remained winless in three starts despite striking out eight in six innings. Gray originally hurt the big toe on his left foot during spring training. He clearly showed discomfort after landing following a leap to grab Eduardo Nunez's second-inning high chopper to the right of the mound. Although he is 0-0 this year, the the Rockies have won all three games he started, including victories over Giants ace Madison Bumgarner and Los ...

National Easter Egg Hunts Abound
Author: 0 Easter Egg Hunts Abound

Juliet. The church will also hold a "Flowering of the Cross" service at 10 a.m. and a worship service at 1:15 p.m. But times have changed, and about 3,000 two-piece plastic colored eggs will be stuffed with candy and distributed throughout Spaulding Park.

Author: 0 House Dems Ask for Kushner's Security Clearance to Be Suspended

In late March, the Times reported, citing unnamed administration and congressional officials, that the Senate Intelligence Committee had told the White House it wanted to interview Kushner about his meetings with Russian officials, as part of its investigation between possible ties between members of the Trump campaign and Russia.

Author: 0 Republicans Had Better Listen to Georgia Wake-Up Call

Tyler Law of the DCCC said that group reached about 25,000 voters by phone on Monday and Tuesday. The Democratic victories in IL prove that the shockingly close race in Kansas is no fluke, and that no Republican is safe. "I think there's a tendency to pay a little more attention when Kansas is on the radar". That performance was poor enough compared to November 2016 that some are sounding the alarm about a Democratic tsunami in 2018.

National Texas Gas Prices April 9-15
Author: 0 Texas Gas Prices April 9-15

Motor club AAA reported a national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded at $2.40 early Thursday, an increase of 15 percent, or 32 cents per gallon higher than this date a year ago. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Iowa, says pump prices are up about a nickel a gallon in the past week, but it's not due to the holiday. Diesel prices are also expected to rise to $2.70 a gallon this year from $2.34 a gallon, but that's also well below the average price of the fuel over the last five years.