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National Hope softball lands NCAA Tournament at-large berth
Author: 0 Hope softball lands NCAA Tournament at-large berth

Joining the Wasps in the NCAA Tournament from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference are league champion and No.1 nationally-ranked Virginia Wesleyan College and Randolph-Macon College. Friday's winners will play Saturday in the regional final. The Cougars will host a pod of Christopher Newport University, Neumann University and Mount Saint Mary College beginning on Friday.

Author: 0 Trump to announce federal court nominees

Stras formerly clerked for conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and is known to share the view of a limited role for the judiciary. The announcement comes less than a month after Trump's final pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed as justice to the nation's highest court.

Author: 0 Tillerson Points to Shift in US Foreign Policy Priorities

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press for enforcement of nuclear and missile sanctions on North Korea when he holds a working lunch with Southeast Asia's top diplomats on Thursday. foreign policy in the same way he ran ExxonMobil. Duterte has urged the U.S. and other Asian powers to go on easy on North Korea . The United States is asking Asean member states to review their diplomatic relationships with North Korea and fully implement United Nations sanctions to help isolate ...

National Nistrup Opens NCAA Lubbock Regional With 72
Author: 0 Nistrup Opens NCAA Lubbock Regional With 72

Florida (+9) leads by two strokes over Florida State in the team standings , followed by Purdue and Ohio State, both tied at +14. The six teams with the lowest scores at the regional advance to the NCAA Championship tournament on May 19 in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Author: 0 Former US AG Sally Yates Under Fire in Senate Judiciary Hearing

Both former official said they did not know how that happened. The revelation came after interviews with a host of former US officials, most of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss sensitive national security information.

National Life Expectancy Can Vary By 20 Years Depending On Where You Live
Author: 0 Life Expectancy Can Vary By 20 Years Depending On Where You Live

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation researchers looked at death certificates from 1980 through 2014. By 2014, life expectancy in the United States had increased for men and women to 79.1 years. Fairfax County has the lowest all-cause death rate in the metropolitan Washington region, significantly lower than the national average. In southern Oklahoma, where parents could previously expect their children to live as long as the national average, stagnant regional health outcomes ...

Author: 0 Sally Yates hearing: Senators to hear testimony on Russia

A former top U.S. Justice Department official says she told the White House in January that President Donald Trump's national security adviser was in danger of being compromised by Russian Federation. Mr Trump fired Flynn, a retired general, in February for failing to disclose talks with Ambassador Sergei Kislyak about United States sanctions on Moscow and then misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.

Author: 0 Verify: Did UT's stabbing suspect target Greek members?

Prichett said as she was running away, she passed a table and saw another man slumped over the table covered in blood. When White returned, he said he had been in an accident caused by a seizure. When officers asked if he was hearing voices in his head, he said "that his mind told him to, 'tell the truth and withhold any action that he did because it really didn't happen, '" the affidavit said.

National Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 7
Author: 0 Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 7

Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in series of shooting attacks in Phoenix last year that left at seven people dead and two others wounded over a four-month period last year. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with tribal leaders and elected officials in Utah as he kicked off a four-day trip to the state to inspect two disputed national monuments.

National National monuments: Stand up for them
Author: 0 National monuments: Stand up for them

This, his successor said , was an abuse of the law which eliminated the ability of people in these states to decide how best to use the land. An executive order signed by President Donald Trump Wednesday will require a review of national monuments, but as worded the review does not appear to affect Browns Canyon National Monument.

National Obama warned Trump about Flynn, former officials say
Author: 0 Obama warned Trump about Flynn, former officials say

Ms Yates told senators she had warned White House counsel Don McGahn about Mr Flynn during an in-person meeting on 26 January. She said she provided McGahn with information that Flynn had been "compromised by the Russians" because of false statements he had made to the public.

National White House disputes political risks for 2018
Author: 0 White House disputes political risks for 2018

After the vote was cast, Republicans wheeled cases of Bud Light into the House chamber and smoked cigars to celebrate, while heaping praise on Trump. Price said during appearances on two Sunday talk shows that Medicaid was fundamentally flawed. The American Health Care Act also would repeal taxes that have helped pay for the ACA, including ones imposed on Americans with high incomes, health insurers, medical devices and tanning salons.

National Fury as woman harasses Muslim shopper at Trader Joe's
Author: 0 Fury as woman harasses Muslim shopper at Trader Joe's

McLellan says his friend wanted people to know these kind of verbal attacks happen, but anxious publicity would make her even more of a target. "I wish they didn't let you in the country", the woman says. He wrote that the woman had made comments about another Muslim woman's niqab, before turning to the woman now behind her in the queue and asking why she wasn't fully covered.

National Saints center Unger suffers foot injury
Author: 0 Saints center Unger suffers foot injury

The Saints are likely in no rush to make to make a move following Unger's surgery, and very well could look to wait a month or two before making a potential roster addition. The New England Patriots are traveling to New Orleans to face the Saints in week 2 of the 2017 National Football League season in what should be a fun revenge game for Patriots WR Brandin Cooks.

Author: 0 Texas cop fired after shooting unarmed teen

On the night of the incident, police had been called to an address in Dallas, Texas, to investigate a complaint of underage drinking and spotted the vehicle leaving. However, upon reviewing the footage once more, Haber was forced to admit that Edwards and the four other teens he was with had merely been attempting to leave the area.

Author: 0 Sanctuary cities bill puts Texas county in tight spot

The measure will grant sweeping powers to Texas police officers, allowing them to question the immigration status of those who have been detained, should the law enforcement officers have reason to believe they are in the USA illegally.

National SC Girl, 8, Missing From House Where Mom's Body Found: Sheriff
Author: 0 SC Girl, 8, Missing From House Where Mom's Body Found: Sheriff

The child was discovered missing during the course of a death investigation at her home on Craig Circle in Bennettsville on Friday morning, according to Jamie Seals, public information officer with Marlboro County Sheriff's Office. The FBI and the State Law Enforcement Division are both assisting the sheriff's office with locating Iyana. Ayana Lowery, 8, is missing from her home in Bennettsville.

National 2 men charged in disappearance of missing teen
Author: 0 2 men charged in disappearance of missing teen

The girl knew Townes and Cutler, the deputy said. Stanley said Townes told authorities he and Cutler were with Bottoms overnight Wednesday, but that the two men had parted ways after some kind of disagreement. Chief Deputy Brad Stanley said Bottoms was previously acquainted with the two men, but he declined to say how she knew them. Bottoms is safe at the Sanford Police Department, according to police.

Author: 0 Teacher accused of kidnapping to face federal charges in Tennessee

The motion, filed with the US District Court Eastern District of California, seeks an order that Cummins can not overcome the statutory presumption that he is a flight risk and a danger to the community. His attorney claims the girl went with her teacher willingly. Cummins - who authorities have said also faces multiple charges in California and Tennessee - appeared in federal court in Sacramento, California, on Monday afternoon.

National Price defends cutting nearly $1 trillion from Medicaid
Author: 0 Price defends cutting nearly $1 trillion from Medicaid

But Collins said she thinks the upper chamber will "come up with a whole new fresh approach that solves the legitimate flaws that do exist with the [Affordable Care Act]. "And make sure that we can have a system that works", he said. The bill was approved before the Congressional Budget Office had a chance to evaluate costs or determine how many people likely would be shut out of the market.

Author: 0 Penn State Fraternity And 18 Members Charged In Student's Death

Details of the investigation were released in new court documents that tell what happened the night before Piazza's death, including tales of pledges time and time again forced to drink heavily in what's known as a "Gauntlet". Beta members testified to using the app "GroupMe" to message back and forth, but deleting the messages, which are reportedly unrecoverable once gone.

Author: 0 Trump to announce conservative nominees to federal courts

He will nominate Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen for a seat on the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras for a seat on the Eighth Circuit in St. In describing her judicial philosophy on her campaign website, Justice Larsen wrote, "J$3 udges should interpret the laws according to what they say, not according to what the judges wish they would say".

Author: 0 At UC Berkeley, A Debate Over Free Speech05:44

Obviously, he's correct in saying that a movement that depends on violence isn't going to be a success, but I have just one question: How on earth can he consider the people who were fighting on the streets to be "anti-fascists" in the first place? The blame for the cancellation falls most squarely on three instigators: the non-campus-affiliated militant organizations who intentionally foment destruction and violence, the student groups that invite provocative speakers with the intent of ...

Author: 0 Do you support the bill the House passed to repeal, replace Obamacare?

That means he will only need Republican votes , which is all he can rely on anyway since Democrats are refusing to participate in dismantling Obama's law. "Coming to agreement and avoiding the embarrassment of not coming to agreement was more important than what was in the final bill", said Jim Morone, a political scientist at Brown University in Rhode Island.

Author: 0 FCC Expected to Kick Net Neutrality to the Curb

Calling them a mistake, he said the commission will vote on May 18 to "return to the light-touch regulatory framework that served our nation so well during the Clinton administration, Bush administration, and the first six years of the Obama administration".

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors/Utah Jazz Game 3 Analysis

Warriors PG Stephen Curry has made 270 career 3-pointers in the postseason. At some point they'll start connecting and Golden State will remove all doubt for 48 minutes. KEEP AN EYE ON: The physicality. "They're able to do that, again, because their anticipation is so great". The Golden State Warriors' chances of winning the NBA Title fall directly on the shoulders of Kevin Durant .

Author: 0 Texas lawmakers approve bill outlawing sanctuary cities

The bill also applies to public colleges. Other Senate Democrats, who thought that the bill might go to a conference committee for final changes before heading to the governor, pressed Perry on the discriminatory nature of the bill and questioned its constitutionality.

National Gator bites girl at Florida park
Author: 0 Gator bites girl at Florida park

She was in about two-feet-deep water in one of the lakes when the attack happened and her horrified family was close by. The 8-foot, 9-inch alligator bit the girl on her left knee, leaving a gash to the front of her knee and several puncture wounds to the back of her knee and lower thigh.

National Rahm keeps impressive run going at Wells Fargo
Author: 0 Rahm keeps impressive run going at Wells Fargo

Rahm made a bogey at 15 to fall one back of Perez and Johnson but could only muster three closing pars, his pitch for eagle miss at 18 ensuring Harman's win. "I didn't really know what to expect this week because I didn't really get to practice leading into this tournament", Johnson said. "This one feels pretty good".

National U of L Lacrosse earns fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament bid
Author: 0 U of L Lacrosse earns fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament bid

All first round games will be held on campus sites of the seeded-teams, while quarterfinal games will be hosted in Hempstead, New York and Newark, Delaware. Maryland has a 5-2 record against the top eight seeds in the NCAA Tournament field. Sunday, however, Stukenberg and Hartshorn matched her, as all three won five draws and the Terps finished with a 12-10 advantage.

Author: 0 Somali forces kill senior Al-Shabaab leader in southern Somalia

Africa Command news release issued today. "The objective was a compound and a group of people ... associated with attacks against U.S., Somalia and AMISOM forces", said Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis, referring to African Union Mission in Somalia peacekeepers.

Author: 0 Chibok girls in health checkups before Buhari meeting

The International Committee of the Red Cross , which helped negotiate the girls' release along with the Swiss government, said they would be reunited with their families soon. The agency said on its Twitter page that it only acted as an intermediary between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government. Their devastated families had waged a persistent PR campaign in an attempt to get them back which was backed by prominent figures around the world including then-US First Lady Michelle Obama.

National One killed in University of Texas stabbing spree
Author: 0 One killed in University of Texas stabbing spree

The suspect, Kendrex White , allegedly kicked a female student out of his way on campus on Monday, then stabbed four male students - one fatally - UT-Austin Chief of Police David Carter said at a press conference today. The system's first emergency texts were not sent until nearly 30 minutes after the attack, and the campus sirens were not sounded. He was described by former classmates as intelligent and easygoing.

Author: 0 DOJ cites 'insufficient evidence' in Alton Sterling police shooting

Acting U.S Attorney Corey Amundson, center, speaks, during a news conference in Baton Rouge, La . On Tuesday, rumors circulated that the Department of Justice had concluded its investigation into the case and were not planning to charge either officer due to lack of evidence.

Author: 0 Police officer in teen shooting terminated

The Dallas County district attorney's public integrity unit , and the Dallas County Sheriff's Department are reviewing the case.It is unclear if there will be criminal charges against Oliver. The attorney said Jordan's older brother, 16, was detained by police overnight but not given a reason or charged, and was not informed police had killed his brother until being released.

National Texas governor signs ban on so-called 'sanctuary cities'
Author: 0 Texas governor signs ban on so-called 'sanctuary cities'

According to a press release from the governor's office, the legislation signed would ban sanctuary cities in the state of Texas, and would require both local government and law enforcement to comply with federal immigration laws. "This legislation is bad for Texas and will make our communities more unsafe for all", the police chiefs of cities including Houston and Dallas wrote in an opinion piece in the Dallas Morning News in late April.

National Trump explains why he didn't cancel NAFTA
Author: 0 Trump explains why he didn't cancel NAFTA

But now, he says: "We're going to give renegotiation a good, strong shot" and that renegotiation begins today. The document also blames NAFTA for a "massive transfer of wealth" from the United States, the loss of 700,000 jobs and a more than $1-trillion trade deficit with Mexico since the agreement was enacted in 1993.

Author: 0 Federal officials target 27 national monuments for review

Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. The 111-year-old Antiquities Act grants presidents the authority to create national monuments from federal land to protect its historic, cultural and scientific significance, and the Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld such changes.

Author: 0 Lady Gaga Tweets Rihanna Best Dressed at the Met Gala 2017

The Gala also celebrates the opening of the museum's latest exhibition, which this year has been put on by Comme Des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo . Why he arrived alone when Pearl Thusi is also living in the U.S., is beyond me. Plenty of other stars opted for more traditional red carpet gowns like Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes and Reese Witherspoon. As celebrities incorporated that way of thinking into their outfits some of the results were truly unique like the outfit worn by singer ...

National Trump's 'religious liberty' executive order has implications for Catholic hospitals, women's healthcare
Author: 0 Trump's 'religious liberty' executive order has implications for Catholic hospitals, women's healthcare

President Trump has been vocal about protecting churches from losing tax-exempt status if they choose to endorse political candidates. "No one should be censoring sermons or targeting pastors". According to a senior administration official, the entire White House team, including Mr. Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, both observant orthodox Jews, worked on the executive order.

National 82 abducted school girls freed by Boko Haram
Author: 0 82 abducted school girls freed by Boko Haram

The Borno Elders Forum, on Sunday described reports of the release of 82 Chibok school girls from the Boko Haram insurgents as a good omen. The girls were released yesterday and were now in the town of Banki, close to the Nigerian-Cameroonian border, Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris, reporting from Nigeria's capital, Abuja, said.

National Louisiana Considers Prosecuting Officers Who Killed Alton Sterling
Author: 0 Louisiana Considers Prosecuting Officers Who Killed Alton Sterling

Moments after the family lawyer made his statement, the Department of Justice issued its justification for not bringing charges. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Investigators were essentially not able to determine whether Sterling was actually reaching for a gun when an officer yelled that he was, Amundson said, and they thus could not prove that officers knew what they were doing was unreasonable when fatal force was used.

National White House expects Senate to change healthcare bill, but retain principles
Author: 0 White House expects Senate to change healthcare bill, but retain principles

What remains to be seen is whether the Senate's version will look anything like the House's and how much Republicans' 52-member majority will factor in, as the narrow margin doesn't leave much room for GOP Senators to jump ship. Assuming the Obamacare healthcare exchanges survive, "premiums for older adults will skyrocket, making health insurance unaffordable for most Pennsylvanians between the age of 50 and 64", the left-leaning think-tank's director, Mark Stier, said in a statement .