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Immigration and Customs Enforcement Challenges Cambridge's 'Sanctuary City' Status Immigration and Customs Enforcement Challenges Cambridge's 'Sanctuary City' Status
- March 23, 2017

But Keller says the county provides daily updates to ICE on its inmate population, including names and release dates, and allows ICE agents access to inmates for interviews. The Express also contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which, according to ICE, declined two detainers issued in May and August of past year. (more...)
Robinson-led Florida stymies East Tennessee State Robinson-led Florida stymies East Tennessee State
- March 18, 2017

Xavier is led by junior guard Trevon Bluiett, who is long and lanky at 6-6 and is third in the Big East in scoring (18.2 points per game) and eighth in rebounding (5.7). Because, like us, those coaches have seen FSU shoot the basketball (the last five games the Seminoles are just 19 of 76 from 3-point range). But FGCU would not fold. (more...)
Alabama woman's escape from kidnapper caught on camera
- March 17, 2017

The trunk of the black sedan pops open as it drives past the gas station store, with the woman throwing herself out of the vehicle while it's in motion. As the CCTV video reveals, the woman ran out of the trunk while the kidnapper drives off. He said the suspect appeared to have a pistol in his pocket and tried several times to withdraw cash from an ATM. (more...)
Federal judges find Texas gerrymandered maps on racial lines Federal judges find Texas gerrymandered maps on racial lines
- March 14, 2017

The third judge on the panel, 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jerry Smith, dissented. In the decision, the majority wrote that in redrawing the southwestern 23rd Congressional district , for example, map makers moved 600,000 voters between districts and fractured a heavily Latino county in a deliberate effort to lessen Hispanic voter turnout. (more...)
Girl nearly blown away by wind Girl nearly blown away by wind
- March 12, 2017

This home surveillance footage shows little Madison Gardner getting out of her mom's vehicle, and running up the stairs of her house to open the door. "All I hear is "mommm!", Ms Gardner wrote on Facebook as she posted the video . "She was scared at first, then was laughing away at it", Gardner added. (more...)
Snow in forecast tonight and Saturday Snow in forecast tonight and Saturday
- March 12, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for western Montana, and the Flathead Valley could get between 8 and 14 inches of snow heading into the weekend. "But it's a pretty good bet we'll see some snow Friday night into Saturday ". Northeast wind around 7 miles per hour. Winds may gust over 50 miles per hour, especially at the Shoreline. (more...)
Daniela Vargas officially released by immigration officials Daniela Vargas officially released by immigration officials
- March 11, 2017

Vargas was arrested when ICE agents pulled her and a friend over while they were driving home from the press conference, ABC Jackson affiliate WAPT reported. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. According to her lawyers she could not renew it on time due to financial constraints. Vargas came to the United States when she was seven years old, and she grew up in Morton, Miss. (more...)
Dem senator: 'No surprise' GOP hiding ObamaCare repeal bill
- March 04, 2017

But House Democrats couldn't let a good messaging opportunity go to waste. "But Murphy floated on Friday that the reason Republicans are waiting to publicly release the bill is because they are anxious about backlash". "You can't lose many Republicans - especially in the Senate where you can lose, at most , two Republicans and pass it on a 50-50 vote with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie", the political expert explained. (more...)
EPA Chief Scott Pruitt at CPAC: 'A New Day of Freedom' EPA Chief Scott Pruitt at CPAC: 'A New Day of Freedom'
- February 28, 2017

According to Pruitt , the EPA overreached its authority consistently over the course of the last eight years. The former EPA administrator also commented on Governor Cuomo's energy plan, to get 50 percent of energy from renewable sources by 2030 as a "step in the right direction", but she disagrees with an $8 billion plan to finance upstate nuclear power plants, while Cuomo is at the same time pushing to close the downstate Indian Point nuclear power plant. (more...)
Penn State Coaches Caravan coming to York, Harrisburg Penn State Coaches Caravan coming to York, Harrisburg
- February 24, 2017

Penn State's strong defense gave No. 14 Purdue a fight for 40 minutes and then some, but it wasn't enough as the Nittany Lions fell to the Boilermakers, 74-70, in overtime at the Bryce Jordan Center. Prior to taking its first lead of the game at the 10:13 mark, Purdue had face one point deficits five times. Penn State began carrying that momentum into the extra frame, but it wouldn't last, thanks to Purdue's dagger - the 3-point shot. (more...)
2 officers shot, 1 killed, after responding to traffic accident in California 2 officers shot, 1 killed, after responding to traffic accident in California
- February 21, 2017

One of those officers was pronounced dead at the hospital, authorities said . Lt. John Corina, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide bureau, told reporters at the scene the suspect had crashed a stolen vehicle into two other vehicles while traveling southbound on Colima. (more...)
Cops: Active shooter in Oakland detained, I-580 reopened Cops: Active shooter in Oakland detained, I-580 reopened
- February 19, 2017

However, the scene is still active and police are asking residents to avoid the area. Finally, SWAT team officers shot the suspect when he was outside, and that's when tension reaches a high point. The worry, danger and challenges during an active shooter situation in Oakland on Friday were all reflected in Oakland police communications. Those injuries were not considered to be life-threatening. (more...)
Obama EPA chief: Pruitt must uphold 'law and science'
- February 18, 2017

Environmental groups have already begun hiring additional lawyers to stymie as much of Pruitt's agenda as possible in court. Legal constraints bar Pruitt from simply firing any EPA employee who is genuinely committed to environmental protection. (more...)
Congressional Black Caucus: We wrote Trump a letter, but he never responded
- February 17, 2017

Led by Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), a press conference was initially called to express the lawmakers' objections to the pending confirmation of Alabama Sen. It's bad politics, ' " Mr. Trump said . I'll tell you what, do you want to set up the meeting? It was very painful for us, but pleasurable for him. "I was all set to have the meeting", he said. (more...)
Immigrants Across the Country Are Going on Strike Today
- February 17, 2017

One flyer being passed around reads (in Spanish): "Mr. President, without us and without our contribution this country is paralyzed". Trump sued him over the row and Andrés filed a countersuit. The strike mirrors Milwaukee's Day Without Latinos, Immigrants, and Refugees protest on February 13, when thousands of immigrants in the Wisconsin city refused to work and instead took to the streets to protest Trump and Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. (more...)
Light in the Sky? It Was a Missile Test, Navy Says Light in the Sky? It Was a Missile Test, Navy Says
- February 16, 2017

One launch took place at 3:30 a.m. PST and a second at 6:20 a.m. The Trident II is now equipped on the U.S. Navy's Ohio-class submarines as well as the Royal Navy's Vanguard-class submarines. He continues to say that no missiles flew over land and that none of them were armed. 'All missile test flights were conducted from sea, flew over the sea, and landed in the sea. (more...)
Is First Lady Melania Trump Not Up For The Job? Is First Lady Melania Trump Not Up For The Job?
- February 16, 2017

As First Lady, Melania Trump spent some time with the Japanese Prime Minister's wife Akie Abe (Photo: Splash News). President Donald Trump is on his his first visit to Palm Beach since his inauguration. Private, self-conscious, and smarting from some harsh, even mocking press, Melania is "struggling with the realities of her new role and the scrutiny that comes with it", US Weekly says in its February 27 cover story , citing family sources. (more...)
U.S. says Russian Federation secretly deployed missile that violates arms treaty U.S. says Russian Federation secretly deployed missile that violates arms treaty
- February 16, 2017

He added that it would have taken months to prepare the missiles and their launchers for actual field deployments, raising questions about how long the Obama and Trump administrations knew of their location before it was reported on by the Times . (more...)
Nuclear loss sends Toshiba scrambling for turnaround plan B
- February 15, 2017

In April-December 2015, Toshiba reported a 479 billion yen ($4.2 billion) net loss due largely to an embarrassing profit-padding scandal, in which bosses for years systematically pushed subordinates to cover up weak financial results. As a result of the losses, shareholder equity will drop to negative 150 billion yen for the current year ending next month, Toshiba said. "We have become increasingly reliant on the decisions of foreign companies whose interests lie with their owners and not ... (more...)
School-door assault on DeVos is a new low for the left
- February 14, 2017

However, Democrats in the Senate are protesting her election, Senators such as Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington ask, "Is this a knowledgeable candidate who understands the federal law?" Cabero said she is anxious about DeVos' lack of experience within the public school system. (more...)