U.S.


Wisconsin cop pulls over student for speeding then helps with his tie Wisconsin cop pulls over student for speeding then helps with his tie
- December 22, 2016

The officer asked for the tie as the student retrieved his paperwork, and the officer tied the tie for the student. "While I do this, why don't you grab your proof of insurance and your driver's license real quick", Officer Folczyk said. 'That's one of my good friend's house and he knows how to tie ties and I honestly don't know how, ' the student says. The student gets off with just a warning - and, of course, a lesson in tying a necktie. (more...)
Odell Beckham Jr. unhappy with National Football League for not fining Ezekiel Elliott Odell Beckham Jr. unhappy with National Football League for not fining Ezekiel Elliott
- December 21, 2016

Elliott's touchdown celebration in the giant Salvation Army kettle on Sunday has been dubbed one of the best celebrations in the National Football League, and it has helped boost the attention of the charitable organization. Ezekiel Elliott is all the Salvation Army needed to convince people to drop a few coins in the kettle this year. And after that you will get my commentary. (more...)
Idaho is one of the fastest-growing states
- December 21, 2016

Census data released a year ago suggested the root of the problem was the Chicago metropolitan area, which in 2015 saw its first population decline since at least 1990, having lost 6,263 residents. Frey and Vink also noted the impact of changes in births and deaths. The city said that between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016, the city added 10,793 new residents. (more...)
'Rogue One' soars to second-best December debut with $155M 'Rogue One' soars to second-best December debut with $155M
- December 19, 2016

The opening domestic weekends for top earners a year ago were $247.9 million ( The Force Awakens ), $208.8 million ( Jurassic World ), and $191.2 million ( Avengers: Age of Ultron ). Like the strategy Disney applied successfully with its Marvel Entertainment superheroes, the studio is creating a universe of characters and storylines that can be interwoven to create new movies. (more...)
Salvation Army in need of more bell ringers
- December 18, 2016

The gold coins found in the kettles are not rare, but most people outside of coin collectors never see them, said Mike Anderson with Tulsa Gold & Silver. "I've been doing it for about 25 years, our company has been doing it for seven". The Salvation Army of the Mid-Shore is announcing Mission 20/20. (more...)
Sex Shop Employees Stop Robber With Sex Toys Sex Shop Employees Stop Robber With Sex Toys
- December 18, 2016

But then I saw the gun and I was like, really? Store worker 'Amy , ' seen in the video with long blonde hair, said she was certain the firearm in the thug's hands was a toy gun. with dildos being their weapons of choice! The store employees had none of it. At one point, the man makes a grab for the employee. In retrospect, the woman throwing the toys called the man a "coward" and noted that she and her co-worker are "pretty feisty". (more...)
Volunteers Honor Fallen Veterans for 'Wreaths Across America' Day Volunteers Honor Fallen Veterans for 'Wreaths Across America' Day
- December 18, 2016

Wreath-laying ceremonies were held at Arlington National Cemetery and roughly 1,100 other locations around the country Saturday. Wreaths are specially designated for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine and POW/MIA. (more...)
City of Oshkosh declares snow emergency City of Oshkosh declares snow emergency
- December 17, 2016

Violators are subject to a ticket and or towing of their vehicle. The City of Beloit has declared a snow emergency beginning at 3:00 p.m. on December 16, 2016 and ending at 1:00 p.m. Check with your community for the details of what a snow emergency means. Residents should remove vehicles from Emergency Snow Routes by midnight tonight. (more...)
Winter weather advisory to begin Friday night Winter weather advisory to begin Friday night
- December 17, 2016

Saturday morning to mid-afternoon is when the heaviest activity is supposed to occur, dumping as much as an inch of snow an hour throughout the northern Adirondacks. Wind chill projections are between 5-below and 10-below zero. Temperatures should rise just above freezing Friday afternoon and some sleet could occur. (more...)
Toys For Tots Taking Donations
- December 15, 2016

Last year, more than 4,500 people were helped. Later, the Marine Corps and the Marine Corps League, which includes vets of that service branch, joined the reservists to distribute millions of toys annually nationwide which must be donated new as well as unwrapped. (more...)
Manslaughter Verdict Caps Trial Of Former Ohio State Player's Killer Manslaughter Verdict Caps Trial Of Former Ohio State Player's Killer
- December 14, 2016

Hayes reportedly faces a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison. "From the perspective of Racquel Smith , she will never be the same", the prosecutor said of Smith's wife. In 2006, Smith and the Saints won the Super Bowl and played in the 2006 Pro Bowl. Former teammate Dulymus Jenod "Deuce" McAllister spoke to reporters outside of the courtroom following the verdict, saying that "to at least hear "guilty" in some sense gives you relief, but at the end of the day it's not a win". (more...)
Dylann Roof's confession and journal detail racist beliefs Dylann Roof's confession and journal detail racist beliefs
- December 14, 2016

He paused another 30 seconds or so. "Well, it makes me feel bad", said Mr Roof . The video was shown on the third day of testimony. Roof is on trial for the June 2015 killings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church. The video marks the first time the public hears Roof speak at length about the grisly attack at "Mother Emanuel", the oldest African Methodist Episcopal church in the US South. (more...)
Lufthansa flight diverted to JFK Airport after bomb threat called in Lufthansa flight diverted to JFK Airport after bomb threat called in
- December 13, 2016

A senior law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC News that 530 people had been taken off a Lufthansa flight after the bomb threat was phoned in to their corporate office. The passengers disembarked the aircraft and were shuttled to the terminal. The New York Police Department's Bomb Squad, accompanied by bomb sniffer dogs, are traveling to the scene to search the Airbus A380 double-deck aircraft, Port Authority police spokesman Joseph Pentangelo told New ... (more...)
Houston wants excessive buyout clause for next head coach Houston wants excessive buyout clause for next head coach
- December 11, 2016

Whoever the next coach is, Houston is trying to require an excessive buyout to they can't leave after a couple of seasons without paying a substantial penalty, a source said. Elliott also served as South Carolina's interim head coach in 2015, going 1-5 after Steve Spurrier retired midway through the season. No matter how much he has improved his reputation at Alabama , his resume still shows two collegiate coaching jobs that did not end great for him. (more...)
Donald Trump Named Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Donald Trump Named Time Magazine's Person Of The Year
- December 11, 2016

Meanwhile, Mr. Modi won the online readers' poll conducted by Time magazine for Person of the Year 2016, the second time he emerged victor of the reader's choice poll. 2 finalist, but called the choice for Trump was "straightforward". But he rejected Time's characterization of the country as fractured. On its cover page, the influential magazine described Trump as "President Of The Divided States Of America", stating that he takes over the helm of affairs at a time of great ... (more...)
John Glenn, 1st US astronaut to orbit Earth, dies at 95
- December 10, 2016

In 1998, at the age of 77, he broke another record by becoming the oldest man in space. Glenn was also a decorated Marine Corps fighter pilot in World War II and the Korean War. John Tribe, another engineer who worked on Glenn's 1962 mission, helped host Glenn and his family on a tour of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station that celebrated the flight's 50th anniversary. (more...)
Michigan GOP elector launches website urging vote for Trump
- December 09, 2016

It's my legal obligation to vote for the person state voters elected, Hillary Clinton". Here are some perspectives from people who think the electoral college should vote for Hillary. Is it supposed to function as a rubber stamp or be a deliberative body as many constitutional scholars say the Founders intended? After the votes are cast here and in all the other states, the ballots will be sent to Vice President Joe Biden, who will read them to both houses of Congress on January 6, ... (more...)
Midshipmen turn back the clock to 1963 for Army-Navy uniforms Midshipmen turn back the clock to 1963 for Army-Navy uniforms
- December 08, 2016

They mean so much to their team, and playing in this game means so much to them. Navy released a video on Tuesday showing off the team's alternate look for the big game. Following last night's OT victor over the Buffalo Sabres, the Capitals hosted their own version of the Army-Navy rivalry at Verizon Center, in the form of a pick-up hockey game. (more...)
Donald Trump meets former vice president and environmental activist Al Gore Donald Trump meets former vice president and environmental activist Al Gore
- December 07, 2016

Gore has spent decades warning about the dire consequences of unchecked, man-made climate change while Trump regularly called climate change "a hoax" during the campaign. After he won he took an about turn and told the New York Times he thought there was " some connectivity " when he was asked about the role human produced carbon dioxide had in global warming. (more...)
Hawaii snow captured in time-lapse footage
- December 07, 2016

Heavy snow and howling winds could reduce visibility to below a quarter- mile at times. A winter storm warning is in effect for parts of the island state, with more snow expected today - about a foot on higher ground. HST. Matthew Foster, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Honolulu, said he had to explain to some surprised out-of-state callers last week that it does snow in Hawaii. (more...)
Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court
- December 05, 2016

They can not afford to post the $1,000,000 bond required by the court", wrote attorney Lawrence Otter, informing the court of the decision to withdraw. A partial recount in Allegheny County, which includes Pittsburgh, will take place Monday. Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro Cortes, a Democrat who is the state's top election official, said there is no sign of any cyberattacks or irregularities in the state's election. (more...)
North Dakota governor, tribal chairman to meet North Dakota governor, tribal chairman to meet
- December 05, 2016

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the Department of Justice will "continue to monitor the situation" and stands "ready to provide resources to help all those who can play a constructive role in easing tensions". Jack Dalrymple earlier this week. Prohibiting people from breaking private property law is a clear mandate; responding to a massive protest where thousands of people with an unknown variety of personal motivations, including arguments of Native American rights and treaties, at ... (more...)
Clinton's Popular Vote Lead Over Trump Now Exceeds 2.3 Million
- December 04, 2016

Retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., would like California and NY to pretty much be the arbiters of future presidential elections and has filed a bill to abolish the Electoral College as her parting gift to America. In 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt won 57%. For weeks, Democrats railed against then candidate Donald Trump for refusing to say he would accept the results of the presidential election. (more...)
Tough-on-corruption NY prosecutor tells Trump he will stay Tough-on-corruption NY prosecutor tells Trump he will stay
- December 01, 2016

Bharara, whose jurisdiction over Wall Street puts him in the running as one of the Justice Department's most powerful prosecutors, spoke with reporters briefly after his meeting with Mr. "He also asked that I stay on", Bharara said, "and so I expect that I will be continuing to work at the Southern District". This year he brought a corruption case against a former top aide to Gov. (more...)
It's that time again: Send your letters to Santa It's that time again: Send your letters to Santa
- December 01, 2016

To save paper, write Santa's response on the back of your child's letter. Although Santa and the Elves are busy getting the sleigh and reindeers ready for Christmas, the bearded man in red has promised to send a reply to every child who writes to him. (more...)
Electric car factory planned in Arizona to have 2000 workers
- December 01, 2016

The company eventually expanded its aims and hired as its chief technology officer Peter Rawlinson , the former chief engineer for Tesla's popular Model S electric sedan. Tesla has struggled to turn a profit despite huge demand for its Model X and more affordable Model 3. Casa Grande is getting a new manufacturing plant that will create some 2,000 jobs. (more...)
Hunters kill 196K deer during Wisconsin gun season Hunters kill 196K deer during Wisconsin gun season
- December 01, 2016

The number of deer taken on opening day Monday of the gun season was down this year compared to last. This year, 425 deer were harvested in Trumbull County, 419 in Columbiana County, and 168 in Mahoning County on the first day. Close to 600,000 deer hunters hit the woods for Wisconsin's nine-day gun deer season. Two of those instances occurred in Taylor County and others happened in Waukesha, Oconto and Ozaukee counties. (more...)
Cities vow to fight Trump on immigration, even at a steep cost Cities vow to fight Trump on immigration, even at a steep cost
- November 30, 2016

They are promising to maintain their policies of limiting local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration agents. In doing so, municipal officials risk losing millions of dollars in federal assistance for their cities that helps pay for services like fighting crime and running homeless shelters. (more...)
Trump summons Romney for 2nd look as staffers squabble Trump summons Romney for 2nd look as staffers squabble
- November 29, 2016

Senator Jeff Sessions, vice chairman of trump's transition had suggested that the President-elect could consider Romney for a position in his administration - possibly the US Secretary of State, according to Washington Post. Romney is well-liked by GOP lawmakers and was supported by numerous Republican national security experts during his failed White House bid. "I'm all for party unity, but I'm not sure that we have to pay for that with the secretary of state position", Conway said. (more...)
3 dead, 5 reportedly sickened after a Thanksgiving meal in California
- November 29, 2016

Health officials are awaiting test results and interviewing those who are recovering. "Every other Friday they give bags of food out and boxes of food on the first Wednesday of each month", said volunteer Shirley Jones. County public health and environmental health officials are conducting an investigation to determine just what might have killed and sickened the diners, but Balladares said there is no current risk to the general public. (more...)