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Republican Tom MacArthur Faces Furious Town Hall After Amendment to Repeal Obamacare
- May 12, 2017

The hostile, standing-room-only crowd aimed its wrath at Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), who hosted the Willingboro meeting days after casting a vote that would do away with the Affordable Care Act in favor of the Republicans' American Health Care Act. (more...)
Pentagon says it will arm Syrian Kurds, despite Turkey's objections Pentagon says it will arm Syrian Kurds, despite Turkey's objections
- May 10, 2017

Later, Mr. Cevik attempted to walk back his comments on social media regarding US forces working with Kurdish militias. There has been wide support from senior USA military officials to provide direct arms to Syrian Kurdish forces, but sensitivities about Turkish opposition has delayed such a decision. (more...)
Trump Administration Declines to Renew Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisor Appointments Trump Administration Declines to Renew Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisor Appointments
- May 09, 2017

The Board of Scientific Counselors is an 18-member board whose mission is to "evaluate science and engineering research, programs and plans, laboratories, and research-management practices of ORD [EPA's office of research and development] and recommend actions to improve their quality and or strengthen their relevance to EPA's mission". (more...)
Annotated: Trump's Executive Order On Religious Liberty
- May 06, 2017

Then came the actual order , leaving reactions mixed. Surrounded by a variety of religious leaders, President Trump signed an executive order calling on the IRS to essentially refrain from going after churches who speak out on political issues . (more...)
Memorial Service, March To Honor Fallen Police Officers Memorial Service, March To Honor Fallen Police Officers
- May 06, 2017

Alaska's Police Memorial Week will begin this Friday to honor the fallen law enforcement officers from across the state; there will be multiple ceremonies at various locations, including two events in Juneau on May 10. His family members said they are glad to see the community coming together to honor the men and women who risk their lives everyday. The service included the presentation of colors, a 21-gun salute by the JSO Honor Guard and final roll call. (more...)
Fitbit solves its first murder Fitbit solves its first murder
- April 28, 2017

Craig Stedman, the CT district attorney, said that using a FitBit to investigate crime was unusual - but that the device could provide solid evidence. On the night of the murder, Richard was found in his home with his arm and leg secured to a folding chair with a zip tie, according to the Hartford Courant . (more...)
Chris Soules Made 911 Call After Fatal Crash and Checked Victim's Pulse Chris Soules Made 911 Call After Fatal Crash and Checked Victim's Pulse
- April 27, 2017

PHOTOS: Chris Soules & Fiancée Celebrate "DWTS" Premiere, But Could His Dance Partner Threaten Their Engagement? The operator then told Soules that law enforcement and medical were on their way to the scene. Soules will also be subject to electronic monitoring. He clarified that the blood was coming from the victim's mouth. Soules was scheduled to film something out of the country that was Bachelor related, most likely Bachelor in Paradise. (more...)
US sets up missile defence in S. Korea as North shows power
- April 27, 2017

North Korea's military has staged a "large-scale artillery drill" to mark the founding of the country's army, amid rising tensions with the West. On the same day, a USA guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea. The threat follows a similar one by North Korea on Australia. "The latest fire drill is seen as part of North Korea's wrap-up of a months-long winter training program", said Kim Dong-yub, a professor at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies in Kyungnam University. (more...)
White House names new Secret Service director White House names new Secret Service director
- April 26, 2017

He is now working as the acting deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, and has been with the agency since shortly after leaving the military. "I look forward to working with General Alles to help him succeed in his new role". The position is directly appointed by the president, meaning Alles will not require Senate confirmation. (more...)
Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments
- April 26, 2017

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday evening that President Trump has authorized him to review any national monument created since January 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres "to make sure the people have a voice" in which lands receive the highest level of federal protection. (more...)
Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico
- April 25, 2017

Tennessee teen Elizabeth Thomas and her former teacher , Tad Cummins, were were found in one of these two cabins pictured in rural Siskiyou County, California, on April 20, 2017. The 50-year-old Cummins also took off with two handguns, clothes and a $4,500 loan. "And then she'll be sometimes just in a fetal position crying", he said, noting that Elizabeth had appeared to have lost some weight. (more...)
How will the overhaul of H-1B visas affect businesses? How will the overhaul of H-1B visas affect businesses?
- April 23, 2017

He signed the so-called Buy America, Hire America order on a visit to a tool factory in the USA state of Wisconsin. It will call on the departments of Labor, Justice, Homeland Security and State to crack down on what the official called "fraud and abuse" in USA immigration to protect U.S. (more...)
Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions
- April 21, 2017

Two pharmaceutical companies filed a court brief last week asking a federal judge to block Arkansas from using their drugs, but the judge did not rule on that issue. "There are five scheduled executions remaining with nothing preventing them from occurring, but I will continue to respond to any and all legal challenges brought by the prisoners", Rutledge said in a written statement . (more...)
Impeachment report gives look into Alabama governor scandal Impeachment report gives look into Alabama governor scandal
- April 17, 2017

The governor has acknowledged making inappropriate remarks to Mason, but both deny a sexual relationship or any wrongdoing. He says he assumed these were communications with Rebekah Mason due to their timing in relation to phone calls between Mason and Governor Bentley, but he never actually saw Mason's name associated with these texts. (more...)
Arrest made in connection with death of jogger Vanessa Marcotte Arrest made in connection with death of jogger Vanessa Marcotte
- April 16, 2017

According to a WCVB report in February, her hands, feet and part of her head had been burned . Colon-Ortiz was charged early Saturday with aggravated assault, aggravated assault and battery and assault with intent to rape. Detectives recovered a DNA sample from the scene that ultimately led them to Mr. Cordero-Ortiz, the district attorney said. Katrina Vetrano was sexually assaulted and strangled to death during an afternoon run near her parents' home in Queens, New York. (more...)
Trump considering to introduce sanctions against Russia, Iran for supporting Syria
- April 14, 2017

Later in the interview, Hassoun explained that he, and most other Syrian refugees, just want Assad kicked out of power so that he and the millions of others displaced by the brutal civil war can go back to their homeland. Mr Johnson will tell his counterparts that Assad has no future in Syria, Russia must stop supporting the regime and a plan to rebuild the country must be drawn up. (more...)
Scorpion Stings Man on United Flight to Calgary Scorpion Stings Man on United Flight to Calgary
- April 14, 2017

That's it. Not a big deal". On Wednesday, Dao's lawyers asked United and the city to preserve any video or audio files from Flight 3411. Dao, who didn't attend the news conference , was released from a local hospital late Wednesday and will need reconstructive surgery, Demetrio said. (more...)
Sculptor of Wall Street's bull wants 'Fearless Girl' moved Sculptor of Wall Street's bull wants 'Fearless Girl' moved
- April 13, 2017

With hopes of dispensing the "perfect antidote" to the stock market crash of 1987, Italian-born sculptor Arturo Di Modica spent two years welding a 7,000-pound bronze bull statue created to capture the resilience of the American people. He called it copyright infringement, and said he's considering filing suit if the girl sculpture isn't moved. He said a permit shouldn't have been issued and that the statue shouldn't have been installed without his permission. (more...)
HUD Secretary Ben Carson gets stuck in elevator while visiting South Florida HUD Secretary Ben Carson gets stuck in elevator while visiting South Florida
- April 13, 2017

No one was injured and they were released after about 15 or 20 minutes. But the Miami Herald reports Mourning was waiting anxiously in the building's lobby as firefighters labored to pry the doors open, and wasn't in the elevator with the group. (more...)
Congress seen as not likely to pass tax overhaul quickly
- April 09, 2017

In the middle is President Trump. The White House hasn't said whether this idea is under consideration. A White House spokesperson said that the team is hearing inputs from multiple sources on how to fund the tax reform, as it prepares to get the bill passed in the Congress after the failure of the healthcare bill. (more...)