Author: 0 Georgia Special Election Results Hang In Suspense

Ossoff won the race with 48.1 percent, much higher than the second place victor he will face in the runoff election, former state Secretary of State Karen Handel , who won about 20 percent of the vote. But the bigger Ossoff effect, whether he wins the runoff or not, may well be seen among Republicans in Washington. But both races gave Republicans a scare they never would have anticipated six months ago - and demonstrated that Democrats have galvanized the anti-Trump activism of the past ...

National Two held in France on suspicion of planning attack during election
Author: 0 Two held in France on suspicion of planning attack during election

The first round of the French presidential election is scheduled for Sunday, while the run-off between the top two contenders will take place on May 7. Meanwhile, the far-right party National Front (FN) of another frontrunner Marine Le Pen accused its opponents of being unable to cope with the terrorist threat.

National Emerson RCMP charge prisoner at CBSA port of entry
Author: 0 Emerson RCMP charge prisoner at CBSA port of entry

All of the asylum seekers are from West Africa but police would not give their nationalities, genders or ages. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have arrested a Regina woman on charges of human smuggling. At 8 p.m. that night, the CBSA alerted the RCMP that a smuggling attempt may be imminent. Advocates on both sides of the border have long urged the Canadian government to suspend the agreement, warning that it leaves asylum seekers looking to enter Canada from the U.S.

Author: 0 O'Reilly's bosses not commenting on reports that he's out

By ratings standards, Bill O'Reilly is one of the most accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news. According to New York Magazine and the Daily Intelligencer's Gabriel Sherman on Wednesday, the Murdochs - chairmen of Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox (Rupert Murdoch is now acting CEO of Fox News) - reportedly made a decision to oust O'Reilly following various allegations of harassment over a span of years, which had prompted a wave of major companies to pull ...

National Family of child who survived school shooting shares photo & thanks community
Author: 0 Family of child who survived school shooting shares photo & thanks community

Dale Marsen spoke about meeting with the Martinez family, in the wake of losing their only son. "They can't just tell us your kids are fine", she said. No suicide note as such was found. In the 12-second clip, he also said, "She knows when to ignore me" as he laughed and flashed a smile. Burguan said the wounded boy was shot in the upper body.

National Badgers To Host NCAA Cross Country Championships
Author: 0 Badgers To Host NCAA Cross Country Championships

In a four-year stretch from 2019-22, Pittsburgh will be host to the 2021 Frozen Four (with Robert Morris as host school), first- and second-round games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in 2022 (Duquesne), the Division I wrestling championships in 2019 (Pitt) and the women's volleyball championship in 2019 (Duquesne).

National Vinyl music gives record stores a boost in a digital world
Author: 0 Vinyl music gives record stores a boost in a digital world

But all of that other inventory only exists to serve Avalon's true identity, which is that of a record store. According to Record Store Day's website, this album includes "every released master recording from every officially released version of Third on three sides of vinyl".

Author: 0 Despite Rulings, Arkansas Governor And AG Vow To Pursue Executions

Supreme Court in the case of Davis but not Ward. The legal team representing the inmates argues the state's rapid execution schedule increases the likelihood the procedures will be botched, and that the drugs used amount to cruel and unusual punishment.

National Suspect in Fresno triple-shooting had criminal history in Sacramento
Author: 0 Suspect in Fresno triple-shooting had criminal history in Sacramento

Muhammad said seeing his name and picture in a news release Tuesday morning helped spur the attacks in which he fired 16 rounds in less than two minutes at four places within a block. He says Muhammad told police he wanted to be known as someone who killed many white people and not just a security guard. But his social media presence tells a different story over the last few days, in particular posts made on Facebook on an account that appears to be his referring to "white devils", and on ...

Author: 0 Trump inaugural committee announces record-breaking fundraising haul

A team spokesman said the Patriots were aware of the reports of Hernandez's death but that the club wasn't expected to comment. Trump's total take was about double the previous record set by Barack Obama, who collected $53 million in contributions in 2009, and had money left over to spend on the annual Easter egg roll and other White House events.

National Trump signs directive on foreign tech hires
Author: 0 Trump signs directive on foreign tech hires

According to the executive order, the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Labour, and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall suggest reforms to help ensure that H-1B visas are awarded to the most-skilled or highest-paid petition beneficiaries.

Author: 0 NHL Playoff Odds Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins

Only a handful of players went on the ice after a team meeting and video session at Boston's practice facility in the nearby suburb Brighton, Mass. Colin Miller skated in warmups but did not play. Ottawa lost Mark Borowiecki and the Bruins added Adam McQuaid to the injury list in Game 2. "Once they call it, it's our job to kill it". "Tougher game as we move along", Boucher said.

National IHG reports major breach of card data
Author: 0 IHG reports major breach of card data

If you stayed at a Holiday Inn , Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza , Staybridge or InterContinental hotel in the United States last fall, you may want to check your credit card statements . "It is always advisable to remain vigilant to the possibility of fraud by reviewing your payment card statements for any unauthorized activity", the company advised.

Author: 0 US President Orders Changes to H1-B Visa Program

Under the new order , the H-1B visa would no longer serve as a cheap way for companies to replace United States workers, the official added . He was signing the directive at Snap-on Kenosha, Wisconsin, a state he narrowly carried in November on the strength of support from white, working-class voters.

Author: 0 Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook working to curb violent content

Zuckerberg imagines AR experiences breaking down into three major categories: augmenting objects in the physical world with additional information, layering virtual objects onto reality like a board game or a television, and enhancing objects that are already there with extra effects.

Author: 0 Syrian Govt.'s allies denounce U.S. strikes

In his first televised interview, H.R. McMaster pointed to dual USA goals of defeating the Islamic State group and removing Assad from power. It's also changed the narrative long plaguing the Trump administration of the stories about his campaign officials ties to Russian Federation and their meetings.

Author: 0 Trump Signs 'Buy American, Hire American' Executive Order

Mr. Trump has used the visa program to hire foreign workers at his properties for many years. A senior administration official, who briefed reporters on the directive Monday, said the goal is to eventually switch away from a random lottery system for H-1B visas, which is weighted toward low-wage workers, toward a system that favors higher-skilled, higher-paid workers, like those with master's degrees.

National Fresno Shooter Charged With Four Counts Of Murder
Author: 0 Fresno Shooter Charged With Four Counts Of Murder

He fired at another person but missed before shooting dead a 37-year-old pedestrian carrying a bag of shopping. The man had just gone shopping at a Catholic Charities building when he was gunned down. "The attack has nothing to do with terrorism in spite of the statements that he [Kori Ali Muhammad] made". When arrested, he is said to have told officers: "I did it.

National China, Russia warn against fuelling North Korea tensions
Author: 0 China, Russia warn against fuelling North Korea tensions

But North Korea's provocative actions and actions such as preparing for a nuclear test or a long-range missile launch will only further aggravate the tensions and the conflict. North Korea showed two new kinds of ICBM enclosed in canister launchers mounted on the back of transporter erector launcher trucks, or TELs. Kim did not address the rally, but his close aide Choe Ryong-Hae gave a defiant speech saying that Pyongyang would react in kind to any provocation - nuclear or otherwise.

Author: 0 More severe weather expected in Alabama, Georgia

The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for counties across six states on Wednesday afternoon as a system of storms barreled through the Southeast and Midwest. "We're dealing with a very unstable atmosphere", he said. The severe weather also moved into the OH and Tennessee valleys, according to the National Weather Service .

National 50 years later, she finishes race again
Author: 0 50 years later, she finishes race again

Switzer, and no one seemed to notice she was a woman until two miles into the race. "You know, she attempted to run the race, and he tried to stop her, and she finished anyway", she said . "It now gives me another attempt for a third World title in London this year", said Kiplagat, who hopes to make the team for the London World Championships.

National Facebook killing suspect dead after police chase
Author: 0 Facebook killing suspect dead after police chase

Police say the 37-year-old Stephens randomly shot a Cleveland retireepicking up aluminum cans Sunday and then posted a video of the killing onFacebook. After he shot Godwin, Stephens posted video of the shooting on Facebook. In interviews before Stephens' death, Mr Godwin's relatives said they forgave his killer.

Author: 0 Watch Rob Gronkowski Crash Sean Spicer's White House Press Briefing

Spicer , taking the interruption in stride, replied "No, I think I got this, but thank you. Uh?" White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. But every now and then, something unexpected happens - like a random Rob Gronkowski appearance. Tight end Rob Gronkowski , well-known for his off-the-field antics and personality, interrupted the White House press briefing briefly mid-answer from White House ...

Author: 0 Pentagon Might Try to Shoot Down Pyongyang's Next Missile Test

North Korea's vice foreign minister Han Song Ryol told BBC that missiles will be tested weekly. With a USA aircraft carrier group steaming to the area in a show of force, fears of a confrontation have been rising. Next, America's strategic patience with the hermit state has steadily shrunk in the last decade and Trump is signalling that it's reached the breaking point.

Author: 0 Drug Company Files Another Lawsuit Against Arkansas Over Use Of Execution Drugs

Meanwhile, in another ruling, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis overruled a lower U.S. court decision that blocked Arkansas' plan to execute eight inmates in 11 days. The high court has tossed out two Texas death sentences this year - one because of racially discriminatory testimony , the other because of an outdated definition of intellectual disability .

National Trump Influence on US High Court Begins as Gorsuch Hears Arguments
Author: 0 Trump Influence on US High Court Begins as Gorsuch Hears Arguments

By many accounts, these cases can be described as dense and littered with minutia; however, that did not stop the justices, aside from the famously silent Clarence Thomas, from asking a litany of questions from both sides. As Gorsuch first emerged from behind the court's maroon velvet curtains with his colleagues, he seemed to pause for a moment to take in the scene. "No, just to continue to make it up", he said.

National Florida state senator to publicly apologize for racial slurs
Author: 0 Florida state senator to publicly apologize for racial slurs

There are no black Republican members in Florida's state senate, and none of the six black Democratic senators would have voted in favor of Negron in any case. Both newspapers said Artiles issued a statement Tuesday apologizing. "Senator [Oscar] Braynon reported this incident to me earlier today, and I was appalled to hear that one Senator would speak to another in such an offensive and reprehensible manner", Negron said in a statement.

Author: 0 Dem senator says his party will restore 60-vote Supreme Court filibuster

During his Senate confirmation hearing, Gorsuch declined to answer questions about whether Roe v. Wade and other important court precedents were properly decided. The political junkie, Ken Rudin , spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about the swearing in of Justice Gorsuch, the mixed reaction to President Trump's decision to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles into Syria and what's up next on the GOP agenda.

National Senate confirms Judge Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court using
Author: 0 Senate confirms Judge Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court using "nuclear option"

The judge won support from 51 of the chamber's Republicans as well as three moderate Democrats up for re-election in states Trump won last fall: Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana. It was the longest period a seat has remained unfilled on the Supreme Court since during the American Civil War in 1862. He was nominated by Trump shortly after the January inauguration.

Author: 0 US Supreme Court stops execution of Arkansas death row inmate

The US high court decision is the latest in a flurry of legal setbacks to the southeastern state's original plan to carry out eight executions between April 17 and 27, an unprecedented pace. Midazolam has been used in a number of high-profile botched executions, including instances where inmates did not appear to be fully sedated when they received the painful second and third drugs in the cocktail.

National Fugitive Mexican ex-governor moved to Guatemalan prison
Author: 0 Fugitive Mexican ex-governor moved to Guatemalan prison

Duarte promptly disappeared and had been sought by Mexican authorities ever since. Investigators linked Duarte to multiple properties in the United States, including a $600,000 condominium in Scottsdale. He said: "I don't have foreign accounts, I don't have properties anywhere". Javier Duarte, who until previous year governed Veracruz state for President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), became a symbol of corruption in Mexico and his case is highly politicized ...

Author: 0 Gunman targeting white men kills 3, Fresno Police Chief says

Police believe Muhammad acted alone, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has not called the killings an act of terrorism. Police hadn't recovered the weapon by early Tuesday night, but they said they found.357-caliber rounds and a speed loader used to reload revolvers when they arrested Muhammad.

National Kathrine Switzer: The Fearless Woman Of Running
Author: 0 Kathrine Switzer: The Fearless Woman Of Running

The first time Kathrine Switzer stood on the starting line of the Boston Marathon, it was as the lone woman in a men-only race. On Monday, her bib number, 261 - the same one she wore in 1967 - became only the second number ever to be retired in Boston Marathon's history.

National Tax Day tips: Late office hours, extensions and more
Author: 0 Tax Day tips: Late office hours, extensions and more

Tax Expert Robert Tindal says the rush is still on for some people to pay their past year returns. The IRS charges an additional 5 percent on taxes owed for every month you fail to file, and a penalty of 0.5 percent per month on unpaid taxes you owe, Leslie Thompson, a certified public accountant told USA Today .

Author: 0 US Democrats aim to 'Make Trump Furious' in Georgia election

A Democrat aims to pull off an upset election victory in the U.S. state of Georgia on Tuesday in a race seen as a popularity test for President Trump. "We got stuck with Trump". Now, attention shifts to the runoff. The current Democratic minority does not seek to offer alternatives to Republican policies in this way, but instead promotes resistance at every step and blocking anything that comes from the White House.

Author: 0 Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in prison, officials say

Wednesday morning at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, MA, according to a statement from the Massachusetts Department of Corrections. "Mr. He was housed in a single cell. The jury in the Lloyd case deliberated for 36 hours over seven days before convicting Hernandez of first-degree murder in April 2015.

Author: 0 Arkansas Fights to Move Forward With Executions

Protesters marched outside the governor's mansion Monday. (Stephen B. Thornton/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP). "#SCOTUS upheld stays of execution last night in #Arkansas ". Officials in Arkansas drew global criticism in February when they announced plans to execute eight prisoners over ten days in an attempt to use up the state's supply of lethal injection drugs before it expired at the end of the month.

National Democrat Jon Ossoff misses 50% threshold in Georgia House race
Author: 0 Democrat Jon Ossoff misses 50% threshold in Georgia House race

With the polls getting ready to close in Georgia's 6 congressional district, ABC and NBC flaunted their admiration for the young Democrat Jon Ossoff Tuesday evening. The victor of the race would fill a congressional seat that has been held by a Republican since the 1970s. Karen Handel is a proven leader who is committed to solving our nation's problems and meeting our biggest challenges head-on.

National New Bucks arena to host NCAA opening round games in 2022
Author: 0 New Bucks arena to host NCAA opening round games in 2022

Capital University will host the Division III women's basketball and volleyball finals in 2020. MSU will host the events in conjunction with the Greater Lansing Sports Authority. It will be the seventh time NCAA tournament games will be played at Verizon Center and the first time since 1998. At long last, the men's NCAA Tournament is coming to South Carolina's Colonial Life Arena .

Author: 0 Cavaliers make it 2-0 over Pacers

Kyrie Irving took his opponent to school during the April 17 playoff game between the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers. George has starred early this postseason, and led his team in points, rebounds, and assists on Tuesday night. "He had that mindset, came in and executed, and it's hard to come off the bench right after halftime. He's got to channel that toward making effort plays on the court and doing whatever he needs for us to succeed".

National Homeland Security Secretary: No border wall 'from sea to shining sea'
Author: 0 Homeland Security Secretary: No border wall 'from sea to shining sea'

Donald Trump's long-promised border wall between the United States and Mexico may not be a reality yet, but that's not stopping tons of companies from eagerly lining up to try to build it. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., agreed with Kelly, stating that Trump is the only person who does not realize a solid 2,000-mile wall is unlikely. Securing the border, he said, is a prerequisite for granting a path to citizenship to millions in the USA illegally.

Author: 0 ME loses bid to host 2019 NCAA hockey regional

Even before the arena had been built, the NCAA had already chosen it to host the first two rounds of next year's men's basketball tournament. U-M will also host the 2019 and 2022 NCAA women's gymnastics regionals, the 2020 men's gymnastics championship, the 2021 field hockey championship, the 2022 women's golf regional and the 2022 water polo championship.

Author: 0 Missouri House passes bill on sales tax for St. Louis Zoo

Simmons' bill is an alternative to Senate Bill 6 , a measure championed by Lt. Gov. It's common for lawmakers to spend the first four months of the session vetting bills in committee hearings. The Missouri House approved a measure last week that would block the creation of state parks until maintenance on the almost 100 existing parks is completed.

National Tensions with North Korea are on the rise, yet again
Author: 0 Tensions with North Korea are on the rise, yet again

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence stated twice during his three-day visit to Seoul, which concluded Tuesday, that the "era of strategic patience is over", including in a joint press briefing with South Korea's Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, who is acting president.

National Cargo ship with 12 aboard sinks in Black Sea
Author: 0 Cargo ship with 12 aboard sinks in Black Sea

Only one of the 12-person crew had been rescued so far, the ministry said, saying that the crew had been made up of nine Ukrainians, two Russians and one Georgian. At least seven crewmembers of the dry cargo ship Geroi Arsenala are still missing, RT News reported. The deadweight of the vessel is 2,850 DWT and the gross tonnage is 2,584 GRT.

National India bus crash kills at least 44
Author: 0 India bus crash kills at least 44

Shimla superintendent of police D. W. Negi said 43 bodies have been recovered and the search is on for the rest. Police feared that casualties could increase as 56 people were travelling in the ill fated bus while other sources said that there were only 45 passengers travelling and all of them were feared dead.