Author: 0 Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after the 2017 season

As tough as it was for Earnhardt return to the track this year, it was undoubtedly a tougher decision to leave it. "Everybody deserves to have someone in their life that you never have to wonder, and with my mother I never have to wonder".

Author: 0 California judge OKs Cummins' move back to Tennessee

She has returned to Tennessee and is in a "safe location with family and friends where she is comfortable and resting", said attorney Jason Whatley, who is representing the Thomas family. "The defendant also considered the feasibility of a land crossing into Mexico". In divorce documents, he said the teacher used his position of authority to "prey upon her, groom her, and ultimately entice her into running away with him".

National Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding
Author: 0 Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding

U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling in a lawsuit against the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities . It will apply to any city or county that has a policy of refusing to arrest, hold or report foreign nationals who may be in the country illegally.

Author: 0 UC Berkeley reverses cancellation of Ann Coulter talk

Coulter reacted angrily to the cancellation on Wednesday, saying in a series of tweets that it amounted to censorship and vowing nonetheless to show up at Berkeley as scheduled. Coulter told The Hollywood Reporter , "Yes, it was officially banned". Coulter then took to Twitter to share her displeasure with the school. In the letter, officials also blamed the student organizations for setting a date for Coulter's event without first notifying the university.

National Gov. Rauner Accused of Flip-Flopping on Abortion Bill
Author: 0 Gov. Rauner Accused of Flip-Flopping on Abortion Bill

The measure is sponsored by Chicago Democratic state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, who called it an issue of fairness and said the measure also ensures abortion remains legal in IL if the 1973 U.S. The bill would force taxpayers to fund abortions for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy, and keep abortion on demand legal in IL the event that Roe v.

Author: 0 Sonny Perdue confirmed as US Secretary of Agriculture

But let's be clear: Food & Water Watch will work to block any effort to lessen regulation of the meat industry, including any attempts to privatize meat inspection. producers at Canadian elevators. With the country facing challenges and opportunities on issues requiring veterinary expertise, such as animal health, animal welfare and public health, having strong veterinary leadership at the U.S.

National Wednesday is a Severe Weather Alert Day for the ArkLaTex
Author: 0 Wednesday is a Severe Weather Alert Day for the ArkLaTex

Flash flooding along with damaging winds and a few pockets of rotation will be possible. "Once storms form, they will likely quickly become strong or severe, with the potential for large hail or severe wind gusts", meteorologists state in the weather outlook.

Author: 0 Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

Cummins and Elizabeth were discovered last week in a remote cabin in Cecilville, California, after a tipster saw the pair and contacted authorities on Wednesday night, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. He was charged for transportation of a minor across state lines for the goal of having criminal sexual intercourse. Reacting to that news, Mr Thomas said: 'If that's his idea of guidance, then he's a very poor excuse for a teacher and authority figure, a father.

National Shutdown? New president, same old government brinkmanship
Author: 0 Shutdown? New president, same old government brinkmanship

Last week this looked like it could be the disagreement that would break the government. The $1 trillion catch-all legislation for the remainder of the 2017 budget year is leftover business from last year and comes due Friday at midnight. The prospect of political pain also failed to defuse a bitter political standoff over a Republican attempt to defund Obamacare in 2013 when the government closed for 16 days in the first such shutdown for almost 20 years.

Author: 0 Prince Fans Celebrate And Mourn One Year After His Death

The four-day event sees Prince's former band members perform at the complex. According to Jackson, the Purple One was wearing "church shoes" when he beat Murphy and his friends on the court. Autopsy results released in June show Prince died of a fentanyl overdose. Much has changed since then, but the emotion surrounding places like Paisley Park and First Avenue are still very real and very raw.

Author: 0 US, Japan, S. Korea envoys discuss N. Korea

All that was publicly scheduled for the day were gatherings for mass dancing, a common celebration on major North Korean holidays. Officially, the submarine will be involved in training procedures around the Korean Peninsula, and will carry out military exercises with the Carl Vinson.

Author: 0 New home buyers will pay for that new Canadian lumber tariff

US lumber companies allege Canadian firms are provided with unfair subsidies by the Canadian government. The duties were imposed to create a level playing field for American lumber companies. Seven of the index's 10 main groups ended higher, with the materials sector down 2.5 percent as disappointing earnings from two major miners offset the lumber company gains.

National After controversial Hawaii comment, Sessions says 'nobody has a sense of humor'
Author: 0 After controversial Hawaii comment, Sessions says 'nobody has a sense of humor'

Sessions has started switching the Justice Department's stance on voting rights cases, away from minority plaintiffs and in favor of states that passed discriminatory measures such as voter ID laws restricting access to the ballot. The easier - and more polite - move would be for Sessions to apologize for his original condescending language. Thank goodness Ramos can't be criticized as one of those island judges.

National LeBron James leads Cavaliers to sweep of Pacers
Author: 0 LeBron James leads Cavaliers to sweep of Pacers

Although widely anticipated, the landslide victory of the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Indiana Pacers still left a bitter taste in the mouth of Paul George who earlier had impressive performances against LeBron James , Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love .

Author: 0 What are people saying about Dale Jr.'s retirement?

In March, he announced that he would be donating his brain to head-injury researchers after his death. A model vehicle of driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. "As a parent, you always want the best for your children and I feel like that's what we're doing here for Dale Jr. and his career", Earnhardt said.

National Trump order targets foreign workers
Author: 0 Trump order targets foreign workers

Around 85,000 foreign workers are admitted to the United States each year under the current H-1B visa programme, with most coming to work in high-skill industries. The order specifically asks the secretary to review waivers of these rules that exist in free-trade agreements. Specifically, they would look into whether waivers in free-trade agreements are leading to unfair trade by companies outside the USA and whether it undercuts American companies on a global playing field.

National Wisc. inmate who died of dehydration repeatedly banged on door: prosecutors
Author: 0 Wisc. inmate who died of dehydration repeatedly banged on door: prosecutors

According to prosecutors, Thomas was never allowed out of his solitary confinement cell even though prisoners are normally given one hour of recreation each day. Inmates in solitary are only served beverages with their meals on Sundays, officer DeCorie Smith testified Monday, according to Fox 6 . The lawsuit claimed that police took Thomas for a hospital examination after he was disruptive at the jail and showed "signs of acute psychological disorders", reported the Associated Press.

National Krauthammer Calls For Trump To 'Give In' On Border Wall
Author: 0 Krauthammer Calls For Trump To 'Give In' On Border Wall

At the same time, the overwhelming opposition Trump is facing from Democrats Congress isn't enough to be blocking his agenda. The latest offer by Republicans to Democrats in 11th-hour negotiations omits the $1 billion the White House had asked for to begin construction on a wall on the Southern border, three aides on Capitol Hill told NBC News.

National Trump Administration To Impose 20 Percent Tariff On Canadian Lumber
Author: 0 Trump Administration To Impose 20 Percent Tariff On Canadian Lumber

One official already has an answer ready for the Americans if they complain about Canada's supply management in dairy, which restricts imports: "The U.S. "Things like this I don't regard as being a good neighbour, dumping lumber", he said. The US has long claimed that Canada is unfairly and illegally subsidising its lumber industry by charging minimal fees to log public lands.

Author: 0 Trump says he hasn't changed position on wall

FILE - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, the Capitol is seen at dawn in Washington . The simple political fact is that a government shutdown would be a massive political problem for Republicans. In the face of fierce Democratic opposition to fund the wall's construction, White House officials signaled Monday that the president may be open to an agreement that includes money for border security if not specifically for a wall, with an emphasis on technology and border agents rather than a ...

Author: 0 Novice Democrat tops Georgia race, but faces runoff

President Trump had fun trolling Democrats after Republicans held off a Dem win in Georgia's 6th district special election. CNN anchor Ana Cabrera's question regarding Ossoff's support for Pelosi came after he refused to place himself on either side of the ideological divide between establishment Democrats and Bernie Sanders, who this week questioned whether Ossoff was a true "progressive".

National Ann Coulter called off by Barkeleys
Author: 0 Ann Coulter called off by Barkeleys

NPR reports that school Vice Chancellor Scott Biddy and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Stephen Sutton made the announcement via email early Wednesday morning. And only last week there were violent clashes at a rally supporting President Donald Trump in downtown Berkeley . 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.

National Michigan college student's graduation tweet goes viral
Author: 0 Michigan college student's graduation tweet goes viral

For Eastern Michigan University student Daivon Reeder , living well has turned out to be the best revenge. Reeder's tweet has since garnered the attention of many on social media, having been retweeted over 100,000 times and liked by more than 600,000 users.

National Trump touts plans to put 'American workers first'
Author: 0 Trump touts plans to put 'American workers first'

Under the order, the "Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Labor, and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall, as soon as practicable, and consistent with applicable law, propose new rules and issue new guidance, to supersede or revise previous rules and guidance if appropriate, to protect the interests of United States workers in the administration of our immigration system, including through the prevention of fraud or abuse".

National Rescued teen back home in Tennessee
Author: 0 Rescued teen back home in Tennessee

That kind of clues people in", Barry said. TBI director Mark Gwyn said at a press conference Thursday he couldn't be happier to tell everyone Thomas is on her way home and Cummins potentially faces "a set of charges to keep him behind bars for many years".

National United Fresh Congratulates Sonny Perdue On Appointment
Author: 0 United Fresh Congratulates Sonny Perdue On Appointment

Mr Perdue eventually said he would step down from several companies bearing his name to avoid conflicts of interest. Perdue, a 70-year-old former two-term governor of the state of Georgia who grew up on a dairy farm, earned substantial bipartisan support and was confirmed by a vote of 87 to 11.

Author: 0 3 children among 5 dead in catastrophic Queens house fire

He was the only survivor. "This is a bad and sad time", Commissioner Nigro said. The fire began shortly before 2:36 p.m. ET at a two-story home in the Queens Village neighborhood of Queens, according the Fire Department of NY. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio said it was the biggest loss of life at a fire in the city in two years. "During today's fire in Queens Village , five lives were lost, including young children", de Blasio said.

National Penn Station stampede shows need for better police communication, says Schumer
Author: 0 Penn Station stampede shows need for better police communication, says Schumer

Officials said Amtrak's work requires speed restrictions that are effective immediately and continuing until further notice. In actuality, an Amtrak police officer had used a stun gun on an unruly man. Schumer also says Congress should increase rail security funds to other transportation hubs. Amtrak expects to accommodate normal rail traffic between NY and Newark, New Jersey, during the Monday morning rush hour, spokesman Mike Tolbert said.

National Search ongoing for 1-year-old abducted by father
Author: 0 Search ongoing for 1-year-old abducted by father

A one-year-old girl was abducted from Rancho Cucamonga on Monday evening officials said. Story update, April 25, 2017 at 8 a.m.: A red 2012 Mitsubishi Galant that is believed to have been used by the kidnapper was discovered Tuesday morning as the search for the child and the suspect continues, ABC 7 reports.

Author: 0 Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress

Trump himself muddied the waters in recent days by adding a return to health care reform to the legislative docket, and promised a "big announcement" on tax reform during the week leading up to the crucial budget deadline and, coincidentally, the 100-day marker of his presidency.

Author: 0 Trump calls US astronaut who broke record for time in space

Whitson isn't expected to return to Earth until September. "First I want to say that this is a very special day in the glorious history of America's spaceflight, " Trump told Whiteson . Whitson, 57, turned a zero-gravity summersault during the video call from the International Space Station, where she serves as station commander. The astronaut also called for global cooperation to ensure the success of the scheduled two Mars missions, pointing out the "very expensive endeavor" needs a ...

Author: 0 LeBron, Cavs storm past Pacers in first round

Johnson, who hit the winning shot in Game 1, scored 11 straight Jazz points during a crucial stretch in the fourth quarter, including a pull-up jumper for a 91-90 lead with 3:55 remaining after trailing by seven early in the period. "Give Cleveland credit. They made shots and got big rebounds when they needed to". At Oklahoma City, Eric Gordon and Lou Williams scored 18 points each and Nene delivered a team-high 28 as the Rockets now have a chance to close out the series Tuesday at home.

National US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years
Author: 0 US home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years

The cities with the biggest annual price gains in February were Seattle; Portland, Oregon; and Dallas. Last month, sales of existing homes reached their highest level in a decade. Some relief may be on the horizon, though it's not clear when. Single family home prices are still 19.0% below peak and condo prices are 13.6% below peak so we are probably still 2 - 3 years away from returning to those levels given our current rate of advancement.

Author: 0 On-Again, Off-Again Speech by Ann Coulter Is On Again

In February, a speech by the former Breitbart writer and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was canceled after protesters stormed campus, setting fires and vandalizing a few nearby banks. Dirks told a news conference that police have "very specific intelligence regarding threats that could pose a grave danger to the speaker", her audience and protesters if the event goes ahead next Thursday.

National Just Announced: Paul McCartney at CenturyLink Center
Author: 0 Just Announced: Paul McCartney at CenturyLink Center

Before he became a Beatle, McCartney was known for his visual work as an art school student in the 1950s. McCartney's Coliseum show on September 26 has been added to his extended One On One tour that began a year ago in Fresno, Calif. The show, part of the star's ongoing "One On One" tour, will be Monday, July 10. As a performer, McCartney has played at Buckingham Palace, the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow's Red Square, the White House, and has even had a performance broadcast live into space.

National US, North Korea face off in high-stakes game of chicken
Author: 0 US, North Korea face off in high-stakes game of chicken

North Korea will inevitably be a major point of discussion. North Korea conducted a large-scale, live-fire military drill on Tuesday morning in yet another show of force. South Korea's envoy, Kim Hong-kyun, said they had also discussed how to get Russia's help to press North Korea. Earlier, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described his conversation with Trump as a "thorough exchange of views".

Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez friends, family turn out for private funeral

As previously reported, Hernandez reportedly wrote one note to his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, one to their daughter and one to a man described as Hernadez's jailhouse lover. DJ Hernandez, right, arrives at a private service for his brother Aaron Hernandez at O'Brien Funeral Home, Monday, April 24, 2017 , in Bristol, Conn .

National Deadliest Catch star arrested on drug charges in Phoenix
Author: 0 Deadliest Catch star arrested on drug charges in Phoenix

The woman's identity remains unknown, but Jacob reportedly drove from Washington to Arizona with her before checking into a Phoenix hotel. We're told she reported the vehicle stolen when she couldn't get a hold of him, but called the cops when she found him at a Circle K the next day.

National What happens next in the high-stakes Georgia runoff
Author: 0 What happens next in the high-stakes Georgia runoff

Republicans were served with another wake-up call as they received another reminder of President Donald Trump's unpopularity when Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff narrowly missed winning the seat Republicans have held for the last 40 years. Most candidates who run form office want to win, that's generally a given. A political action committee backed by current Speaker Paul Ryan funneled more than $2 million into attacks on Ossoff, mostly tying him to national Democrats such as House Minority ...

National Haley warns NKorea about attacking US base or testing ICBM
Author: 0 Haley warns NKorea about attacking US base or testing ICBM

President Donald Trump spoke again to the leaders of China and Japan to discuss the matter on Sunday. Xi told Trump that China strongly opposes North Korea's nuclear weapons program, which violates U.N. The latest man believed to be held, Tony Kim , had been teaching accounting at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Kim was arrested just as he was about to leave Pyongyang on Saturday.

National Johnson appointed SUNY chancellor
Author: 0 Johnson appointed SUNY chancellor

Carl McCall. "NY is leading the way in public higher education and Dr. Johnson will help maintain the upward trajectory of one of the nation's largest systems of higher education". The search committee included SUNY trustees and outside experts. Johnson said the opportunity to serve as SUNY chancellor is "the highest honor" of her career.

National Lawmakers set to discuss repealing, replacing Obamacare
Author: 0 Lawmakers set to discuss repealing, replacing Obamacare

President Trump blamed Democrats for failing to support his health care bill. A Senate GOP aide said Friday that budget committee staffers are lending their expertise to make sure the bill language complies with the reconciliation process in the Senate.

Author: 0 Arkansas carries out first state execution in 12 years

CDT (0456 GMT Friday) at the state's death chamber in its Cummins Unit prison, a Department of Corrections spokesman said. With his arms extended, covered with a sheet, and his head and hands covered with leather straps, Lee made no final statement and showed no apparent signs of suffering during the execution.

National North Korea quiet amid expectation of missile follow-up
Author: 0 North Korea quiet amid expectation of missile follow-up

North Korea is celebrating its army's 85th founding anniversary on Tuesday. Pyongyang's exercise - involving a large number of long-range artillery units - was closely monitored by the South Korean military and Seoul is "firmly maintaining readiness", the South Korea's Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement .

Author: 0 Holocaust Remembrance Day: "The Shoah Is Permanently Branded in Our Flesh"

Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. Trump delivered a video message to the World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly, which met in NY on Sunday, saying that Holocaust victims were "murdered by an evil that words can not describe and that the human heart can not bear".

National Fox News journalist becomes new State Department spokesperson
Author: 0 Fox News journalist becomes new State Department spokesperson

State Department . On the top-rated morning cable news show, "Fox and Friends", she was responsible for reporting breaking news. A former Fox News anchor and Rockford native gets a new job with the federal government. Axios and Politico reported in February that Nauert was in talks to be named spokesperson for the agency, while she was still working at Fox News.

National Memphis Grizzlies Game 4 Recap: Gasol, Conley and Harrison Save the Season
Author: 0 Memphis Grizzlies Game 4 Recap: Gasol, Conley and Harrison Save the Season

Manu Ginobili was 0 of 5 himself and finished without a point. Memphis' offense was once again less one-sided than San Antonio's, with ball movement that consistently found its way to the hands of open three-point shooters. At the end, Marc made a great shot. "L.A. (LaMarcus Aldridge ) contested it very, very well, and it went down". James passed Kobe Bryant for No. 3 on the NBA's career playoff scoring list and tied another National Basketball Association record by winning his 20th ...