Author: 0 Trump takes credit for blocking Democratic win in Georgia race

Should he secure an upset, it would mark a stunning embarrassment for the president and signal that next year's mid-term elections are essentially up for grabs. President Donald Trump is likely to loom large in the 6 district congressional runoff as candidates Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel look toward the June 20 showdown.

Author: 0 Sanders promoting new blood in Democrats but impact unclear

Sanders campaigned heavily in Florida previous year to nab the Democratic nomination but ultimately lost out to Hillary Clinton, who received 64 percent of the primary vote. They view Sanders as a uniquely powerful bulwark against the party's embrace of policies (free trade, austerity, privatization, etc.) they despise.

Author: 0 Trump brags about GOP barely avoiding disaster in Georgia race

Democrat Jon Ossoff , a little-known 30-year-old former congressional staffer, fell a few percentage points shy of an outright victory Tuesday amid an 18-candidate scramble in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. "Glad to be of help!" he tweeted. He took credit for the results shortly after midnight on Wednesday - even though his unpopularity nationally and in the district is why the race is competitive in the first place.

Author: 0 Arkansas executes death row inmate Ledell Lee

That's according to an Associated Press reporter who witnessed the execution of Ledell Lee at the Cummins Unit in southeast Arkansas. Hikma, the British manufacturers of the drug, have opposed its use in executions, and the makers of other drugs have tried to halt the executions in the courts, arguing that the prison authorities were unauthorised to use their products.

National Tennessee teacher suspected in kidnapping arrested in northern California
Author: 0 Tennessee teacher suspected in kidnapping arrested in northern California

According to the complaint , investigators first received information the relationship between the two was inappropriate after a student at the school Cummins and Thomas reported the two kissing. The girl disappeared from her home near Columbia on March 13 . Authorities said Thomas will return to Tennessee on a TBI aircraft. Channel 4 is told Thomas had a smile on her face and was glad to be with her family.

Author: 0 UC Berkeley Surrenders Again: Ann Coulter Speech Scrapped

Officials at U.C. Berkeley , who abruptly canceled her planned April 27 speech on Wednesday citing security concerns, reversed course on Thursday and rescheduled the event for May 2. Although the student groups hosting her appearance are the Berkeley College Republicans and BridgeCal, the contracted sponsor for the event is Young America's Foundation.

Author: 0 Bernie Sanders Holds Rally in Grand Prairie

Kentucky's reputation as an emerging Republican stronghold didn't stop U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014 when she released a TV ad showing her holding a shotgun at a shooting range in an attempt to combat McConnell's image of her as an out-of-touch liberal politician.

Author: 0 Paris attack: Gunman was known for radical Islamist activities

In a statement , the United Kingdom government said it "strongly condemns the appalling terrorist attack in Paris". In 2005, he had been convicted of three counts of attempted murder, with two of these against police officers. The man responsible for a shootout in central Paris on Thursday night was a French national, Belgian interior minister Jan Jambon has told public broadcaster VRT.

Author: 0 Sanders headlining event aimed at boosting Democrats

SHAPIRO: OK, so you have Senator Bernie Sanders criticizing the Democratic Party while on a unity tour with the man who runs that party, Tom Perez . All this inside baseball of the Democratic Party is notable for how little attention it has gotten in the mainstream media, which lately has been far more interested in how Trump is supposedly changing conservatism.

National Detroit Lions Release 2017 Schedule
Author: 0 Detroit Lions Release 2017 Schedule

Detroit's opening month could get ugly, depending on which Cardinals team shows up in Week 1. The first MNF meeting between the two teams took place November 7, 1983 when the Lions claimed a 15-9 victory at the Pontiac Silverdome. Knowing the Lions, we'll play it safe with a.500 record. Week 1: Sunday, September 10 ARIZONA CARDINALS FOX 1:00 p.m. Though technically not a Thursday night game, this is an NFL Network televised game, so could we see the Lions' new Color Rush uniforms this ...

National Russian hacker sentenced to 27 years
Author: 0 Russian hacker sentenced to 27 years

Seleznev said in his statement "the decision by the United States government clearly demonstrates to the entire world that I'm a political prisoner". "This message the United States sent today is not the right way to show Vladimir Putin, Russia or any other government in this world how justice works in a democracy", Mr.

National White House Pushes to Revive Health Care Bill
Author: 0 White House Pushes to Revive Health Care Bill

Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., said Thursday of attempts to win over one end of the GOP spectrum without losing votes from the other side. But the fight could lead to a government shutdown next Friday, with almost uniform Democratic opposition to nearly all of the Trump administration's spending proposals.

Author: 0 Tensions with North Korea still simmering despite diplomacy talk

The unannounced visit Monday at the start of his 10-day trip to Asia was a USA show of force that allowed the vice president to gaze at North Korean soldiers from afar and stare directly across a border marked by razor wire. 'We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis, ' Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol said in an interview with the BBC .

National Carmelo Anthony, wife La La divorce could be held up by prenup
Author: 0 Carmelo Anthony, wife La La divorce could be held up by prenup

Boston will have a high draft pick thanks to the Nets (possibly No. 1) and if we've learned anything from the past two years it's that Danny Ainge isn't exactly trade happy when it comes to moving his assets. "We've not been able to win with (Anthony) on the court at this time". Last week, Jackson told the media that the Knicks is trying to enter the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season without Anthony on the roster.

National Hillary Clinton: Progress in LGBT rights may not be secure
Author: 0 Hillary Clinton: Progress in LGBT rights may not be secure

Since President Donald Trump's inauguration three months and one day ago, Hillary Clinton has attempted to find her voice in criticizing a president she vehemently disagrees with on nearly every issue. Publisher Arianna Huffington , right, introduces former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the LGBT Community Center Dinner as she accepts the Center's Trailblazer Award at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in NY.

Author: 0 Bernie Sanders kicks off cross-country tour, wants change

Democratic National Committee Chairman Thomas Perez speaks at a protest against President Trump's new travel ban order in Lafayette Square outside the White House in Washington. But Sanders rallied support Thursday for Omaha's Democratic mayoral candidate Heath Mello, who's half his age. And that's what I'm running around this country trying to do.

National Virginia governor calls off execution for death-row inmate
Author: 0 Virginia governor calls off execution for death-row inmate

Teleguz was scheduled to be put to death next week, but on Thursday, McAuliffe commuted his sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole. During the trial, three witnesses testified that Teleguz recruited them to kill Sipe, Peiffer said, adding that two later recanted their statements. But the judge rejected Teleguz's bid after one of the witnesses, Edwin Gilkes, refused to testify and another - who had been deported to Kyrgyzstan - didn't show up.

National Seattle officers shot; 1 suspect dead, 2 in custody
Author: 0 Seattle officers shot; 1 suspect dead, 2 in custody

The hospital tweeted that the male officer was upgraded to serious condition, and that the female officer remained in satisfactory condition. Deputy Police Chief Best said it was Seattle's "oldest neighborhood". Numerous officers, some with guns drawn, were seen, as well as police deploying a robot used by bomb squads. A male officer, 30, is in critical condition and his injuries are considered life-threatening.

National China 'seriously concerned' about North Korea nuclear threats
Author: 0 China 'seriously concerned' about North Korea nuclear threats

On Saturday, North Korea tried unsuccessfully to test a real missile, which blew up before it launched. Pence arrived in Tokyo from South Korea, where he assured leaders of an "iron-clad" alliance with the United States in the face of the reclusive North, which has conducted a series of missile and nuclear tests in defiance of U.N.

Author: 0 Arkansas poised to carry out first execution since 2005

An assistant attorney general in Arkansas said in a court proceeding in 2015 that the third-party supplier of the state's midazolam agreed to the sale in return for anonymity despite the supplier's contract with the manufacturer forbidding the sale.

Author: 0 Captured Amber Alert suspect: 'I'm glad this is over'

The lawyer said there is no doubt the girl suffered severe emotional trauma and the process of recovery is only beginning. After more than a month on the run amid a nationwide manhunt, former Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins was found with his 15-year-old student, Elizabeth Thomas , in far northern California.

National North Korea threatens 'super-mighty' strike on U.S.
Author: 0 North Korea threatens 'super-mighty' strike on U.S.

These recent steps by the Chinese are assessed as part of an effort to "reduce the time to react to a North Korea contingency". The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned North Korea's latest failed missile test and demanded Pyongyang not conduct any more nuclear tests, in a statement that had been delayed as the United States and Russian Federation sparred over language.

Author: 0 UMass grad Jason Ayr finishes top 30 at 2017 Boston Marathon

That year, another woman tried to race the marathon by jumping out of a bush, but Switzer was the only one to be officially registered. Switzer began organizing women's road races that helped persuade the Olympics to add a women's marathon in 1984.

Author: 0 'Charging Bull' Sculptor Demands 'Fearless Girl' Statue Be Moved

Di Modica whispered, barely able to finish his sentence and touching his chest. He told MarketWatch the fearless girl statue was simply "an advertising trick ", which no one can argue with. The artist behind " Charging Bull ", the bronze sculpture that has come to symbolize Wall Street, wants " Fearless Girl " out of the way. Di Modica's legal team says that State Street improperly made money via the artist's work by including images of the bull in their advertising, and by nature ...

National Prosecutors toss thousands of tainted drug cases
Author: 0 Prosecutors toss thousands of tainted drug cases

In January, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court gave the district attorneys' offices until April 18 to notify them which of the cases involving Dookhan could be retried without drug lab evidence. Defense attorneys are now making a centralized database of each of the DAs' lists, and they've set up a hotline people can call to see if their case is dismissed.

National Tennessee girl safe, teacher arrested near California cabin
Author: 0 Tennessee girl safe, teacher arrested near California cabin

TBI said Thomas is healthy and unharmed, and now their main concern is how she is emotionally. "This family is in the debt of the media and is so thankful beyond words", said attorney Jason Whatley, "and now their daughter, their sister is on her way home".

National Tax March: Thousands in Denver demand to see Trump's tax returns
Author: 0 Tax March: Thousands in Denver demand to see Trump's tax returns

Trump has said that Americans "don't care at all" about his tax returns, but polls - including an ABC News/Washington Post story from January - show that 74% of Americans say he should release them. Trump appears to have decided that any fallout from not releasing his returns is potentially less damaging to him then releasing them. Trump is the first president since Jimmy Carter to refuse to release his tax information.

National Arkansas executes its first inmate in 12 years
Author: 0 Arkansas executes its first inmate in 12 years

Lee was pronounced dead at 11:56 PM CDT on Thursday. The 51-year-old showed no signs of consciousness two minutes after the start of his execution, which began at 11.44pm. On Thursday, the same court denied a request from Lee to halt his execution. The eight executions would have been the most by a state in such a compressed period since the U.S.

Author: 0 Dodgers Unveil 'Powerful and Inspirational' Jackie Robinson Statue

In 10 Major League Baseball seasons, he batted.311 and was honored as Rookie of the Year (1947) and Most Valuable Player (1949). Jackie's prominence in social history also garnered him the coveted Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1984 from President Ronald Reagan.

Author: 0 One Trump tweet, four whoppers about Kansas special election

But the 17-county congressional district has been battered by a slump in the farm economy and the loss of manufacturing jobs in the aircraft plants in Wichita . He said he plans to eventually change his party affiliation to Republican. But he also said he didn't vote for Trump in the presidential election because he doesn't "believe in the party line".

National Florida senator who used racial slur resigns
Author: 0 Florida senator who used racial slur resigns

The Florida Democratic Party is demanding his immediate resignation: "His use of horrific racist and sexist slurs towards his colleagues is disgusting, unacceptable and has no place in our democracy or our society". He later attempted to justify his use of the N-Word against fellow Republican senators by saying, "I grew up in a diverse community". "So I said to him, 'Do you really think that makes any difference?'" There were calls for Artiles to resign nearly immediately from Democratic ...

National Father of Tennessee girl says he is overjoyed
Author: 0 Father of Tennessee girl says he is overjoyed

Elizabeth exited the cabin behind Cummins and was taken into Federal Bureau of Investigation custody in Redding, California, authorities said . Elizabeth has not been able to speak with her family yet because she is a very remote location, said her family's attorney, Jason Whatley said.

National Ivanka Trump heading to Germany for official visit
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump heading to Germany for official visit

Ivanka Trump, right, walks with her husband, Jared Kushner, senior adviser to the president, to a news conference with President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , at the White House in Washington. First ladies, including Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush, have donated royalties from their books to charity. The announcement comes days after her eponymous clothing line, from which she stepped down in January and put her assets into a trust controlled by her brother- and ...

National Obama to hold first public event since leaving office
Author: 0 Obama to hold first public event since leaving office

Several area schools were invited to join the conversation including University of Chicago , Northwestern University, Loyola University Chicago , and others. This summit will also mark Trump's first overseas trip. "He [Obama] is acutely aware that when he speaks, he sucks up all the oxygen, and that suppresses the next generation of leaders from rising." Two executive orders imposing such bans have been blocked by a federal judges.

National Rams and Chargers simultaneous home games already causing traffic concerns
Author: 0 Rams and Chargers simultaneous home games already causing traffic concerns

The bye week, the annual trip to Dallas (Sunday Night Football, Nov. 19), the West Coast back-to-back, and a December 17 trip to visit the Giants mean that the Eagles will play at home only once between Nov. In Week 12 , the New Orleans Saints head to Southern California for the first time since 1994 to face Los Angeles. The final road game is on Christmas Eve where they face the Tennessee Titans .

Author: 0 Teacher faces federal charge in student case

As daylight broke Thursday morning, deputies were able to take Cummins into custody without incident and safely recover Elizabeth Thomas , TBI spokesperson Josh DeVine said. Three days before the alleged kidnapping, Cummins did an online search about his auto "to determine if certain features could be tracked by law enforcement", according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Author: 0 Tillerson Blasts Iran and Nuclear Deal; Says Policy Review Underway

This comes two days after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced the United States certified that Tehran had been compliant with the deal through April 18. In January, before he resigned, Michael Flynn, then the national security adviser, walked into the White House briefing room and declared that the administration was "officially putting Iran on notice" after it launched a ballistic missile.

Author: 0 Supreme Court Saves Arkansas Death Row Inmate from Execution

The US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit on Monday reversed a federal judge's broader stay on the executions, clearing the path for deaths scheduled to take place later this month to proceed. Lee also wants his federal case reopened, with his attorneys arguing that Lee has fetal alcohol syndrome, brain damage and intellectual disability.

National Macron seen winning but Le Pen gains
Author: 0 Macron seen winning but Le Pen gains

A single gunman with an automatic rifle opened fire on a police bus on Paris' most prominent street, and was shot by the return fire of security forces as he attempted to escape. We can not afford to lose this war. "This fight for freedom and for the security of the French people must be the priority of the next five-year term".

Author: 0 Hernandez's Fiancee Files Injunction to Preserve Evidence in Death

Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez reportedly hanged himself in his jail cell on Wednesday, April 19, according to authorities. He was in a single cell in a general population unit in the maximum-security state prison. Last Friday, Hernandez was found not guilty of murder in a 2012 drive-by shooting that claimed two lives. But in reality, Hernandez's death could ultimately trigger a series of legal actions on the part of his family in the coming months and years.

Author: 0 Seattle police officers shot responding to robbery

The Seattle Times reported that the shootings followed a robbery at a convenience store. Best said the two hospitalized police officers had talked to her when she visited them there. Officers describe their third suspect as black man, about 5 feet 11 inches tall wearing a black jacket, glasses and a Seahawks beanie. The police said that the cause of the suspect's death could be from the gunshot wounds he suffered during the shoot-out, but the exact cause will be determined by the King County ...

National House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe
Author: 0 House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe

It requested FBI Director James Comey and Adm. Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency, to appear at a closed hearing on Tuesday. This comes after Reuters reported this week that a Russian government think tank controlled by Russian President Vladimir Putin prepared the framework for interfering in the 2016 USA presidential election.

National Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Aaron Hernandez's brain
Author: 0 Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Aaron Hernandez's brain

Baez says the family hopes the brain can be examined to help future athletes, and to shed any more light on his client's death. However, after agreeing upon sending the brain to Boston University's CTE unit, the medical examiner's office in Boston has held Hernandez's brain, Baez said.

Author: 0 Teacher accused of kidnapping student arrested in California

The Associated Press is not naming the girl or her family members because she is an alleged victim of a sex crime. Former teacher Tad Cummins is accused of abusing his role as a teacher to groom the teenager. Court papers filed recently in the girl's disappearance showed she was afraid of the teacher and thought she would face repercussions at school if she resisted him.

Author: 0 Jakubowski was 'living off the grid' during nationwide manhunt

Jakubowski, 32, was arrested at around 5:30 a.m. on Friday at a campsite in the Richland County town of Readstown, Wisconsin. The weeks-long hunt for Jakubowski was triggered by an April 4 break-in at a gun shop called Armageddon Supplies in the suspect's hometown of Janesville, about 70 miles (113 km) southwest of Milwaukee.

Author: 0 Bill O'Reilly to reportedly receive one year's pay despite sacking

Before Bill O'Reilly announced his resignation with Fox New Channel, the conservative commentator's legal team were ready to make one final move: alerting 21st Century Fox of a leftist agenda to get the TV host fired from his job. O'Reilly, who has been off the air on vacation since April 11, said in a written statement on Wednesday he was proud of his "unprecedented success" at Fox.

Author: 0 Chaffetz Texts Utah Radio Host 'I Might Depart Early' From Congressional Seat

According to Wright, Chaffetz wrote, "Thanks for having me on yesterday, I appreciate it". "After more than 1,500 nights away from my home, it is time". As for who could take Hatch's place in the Senate, 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney has reportedly become interested in the race. Chaffetz faced one of the rowdier town halls of the 115th Congress in his district back in February, where protesters criticized the Oversight Committee chairman for continuing his probes of Clinton while not ...

Author: 0 Tennessee student found safe, teacher arrested in California

We are extremely thankful the hard work of all partners in this search has paid off. "Ultimately it took a tip to see this resolution and to the public, I thank you", said Chief Deputy Ray Jeter with the Murray County Sheriff's Office. Former teacher Tad Cummins is accused of abusing his role as a teacher to groom the teenager. "They would write the message and let it save as a draft", Cooper said.