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Betsy DeVos' Confirmation As Education Secretary Is in Trouble
- February 03, 2017

Constituents are calling in droves, filling voicemailboxes with pleas for the Republican not to confirm President Donald Trump's cabinet appointees-particularly education secretary pick Betsy DeVos. Opponents of Common Core curriculum have criticized a DeVos confirmation. The vote on the Senate floor could come as early as Friday. "They're very concerned that Mrs. (more...)
White House has '100 percent confidence' in DeVos confirmation White House has '100 percent confidence' in DeVos confirmation
- February 02, 2017

Public refusals by two US Senate Republicans to support Betsy DeVos for education secretary has raised the possibility of a rare congressional rejection of a Cabinet nominee. At her confirmation hearing, DeVos appeared to be unfamiliar with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which guarantees the rights of disabled students in school. (more...)
Madeleine Albright: 'I stand ready to register as a Muslim'
- January 27, 2017

Trump also plans to build a border wall along the U.S. -Mexico border and deport millions of undocumented immigrants. It is also looking likely that he will sign another order stopping people from Muslim countries entering the U.S. Albright served under President Bill Clinton. The president's chief of staff Reince Priebus has since said Trump has no plans for a Muslim registry. (more...)
Whoa: Giant alligator takes a stroll through central Florida nature reserve
- January 17, 2017

But the woman who recorded the video, Florida resident Kim Joiner, says she was just lucky enough to spot the enormous creature while it was out taking a stroll. The video has since been shared and liked thousands of times. Joiner insists that it is, and estimates that the gator was around 3.5 meters long. "I am out there a lot taking pictures and walking", she said. (more...)
Protests block Milo Yiannopoulos speaking event Protests block Milo Yiannopoulos speaking event
- January 16, 2017

According to Breitbart , activists "tore down barricades and engaged in scuffles outside the venue", and an ABC News cameraman had hot coffee thrown at him. "So right now we need to be more fearless and stronger about saying no to the spread of hate speech in our communities", said UC Davis student Emily Breuninger. (more...)
Schumer announces opposition to Sessions for AG Schumer announces opposition to Sessions for AG
- January 15, 2017

Jeff Sessions nomination to be US attorney general. Claims that were backed up by Booker and multiple other witnesses over the course of the hearing by merely citing Sessions' long and despicable record of failing to honor the rights of people who don't look like him in both the courtroom and the Senate chamber. (more...)
Trump's CIA pick says he agrees with intelligence community on Russian Federation hacking Trump's CIA pick says he agrees with intelligence community on Russian Federation hacking
- January 15, 2017

But doing so may result in a battle closer to home: Mr Pompeo and the CIA versus President-elect Donald Trump, who has openly embraced Russian President Vladimir Putin, even as he publicly denigrates USA intelligence agencies. Following a campaign during which Trump at times embraced extreme positions, Pompeo sought to put daylight between him and his future boss. Yet according to a new joint statement issued by the chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee , that's ... (more...)
Ice Storm Warning, Freezing Rain Advisory issued for portions of Oklahoma Ice Storm Warning, Freezing Rain Advisory issued for portions of Oklahoma
- January 14, 2017

He said severe storms are possible south of the Red River. If you have a generator, gas it up, as electric outages could be widespread. A potentially risky ice storm will move across the Midwest and central united states over the next few days. (more...)
Funeral set for NYPD Det. Steven McDonald Funeral set for NYPD Det. Steven McDonald
- January 14, 2017

The daylong event began with a rosary led by Detective McDonald and his wife, who plans to continue her participation with the walk. The procession as it left Long Island :In his remarks, de Blasio said McDonald was "synonymous with all that is great about our police department and our city". (more...)
UConn Hires Rhett Lashlee As OC
- January 13, 2017

In 2016, Gus Malzahn handed play-calling duties over to Rhett Lashlee in the middle of the season. The Huskies have been bad on offense - No. 111 or worse in yards per play each of the last three seasons - so any kind of change will be appreciated. (more...)
Red Cross schedules area blood drives Red Cross schedules area blood drives
- January 11, 2017

The Red Cross says they had issues in December as well as almost 100 blood drives were canceled across the country because of severe weather. Severe weather is having a major effect the American Red Cross' emergency call for blood donations. (more...)
Senate Delays Confirmation Hearing For Education Nominee Betsy DeVos
- January 11, 2017

DeVos's experience is deep and longstanding, as she has championed education reform efforts for decades. "The job of the Secretary of Education is to advance public education and protect students' civil rights", Wade Henderson, President & CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights , said in a statement . (more...)
Winter Storm Helena Causing Travel Headaches in South, Northeast
- January 09, 2017

By Monday afternoon, temperatures should rise above freezing, according to the NWS. Light south wind. Friday night: A 30 percent chance of snow after 4 a.m. The accumulating snow will be over by Friday afternoon. A blizzard warning goes into effect late tonight for the Hamptons Road area ahead of a winter storm already impacting parts of the south. (more...)
Texas 'bathroom' bill renews fight over transgender rights Texas 'bathroom' bill renews fight over transgender rights
- January 06, 2017

He says banning transgender women from female bathrooms is one of his top priorities this upcoming legislative session, and this afternoon, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick will file the Women's Protection Act at the State Capitol. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham. Schools would be free to make accommodations, including single-occupancy bathrooms and locker rooms, for transgender students, she said. (more...)
North Carolina'a Kennedy Meeks grabs 16 boards in win North Carolina'a Kennedy Meeks grabs 16 boards in win
- January 05, 2017

But he got a reprieve when Clemson's Avry Holmes missed the front end of a one-and-one in a tie game with 5.0 seconds remaining. North Carolina improved to 13-3 (1-1 in the ACC) with the win, while Clemson dropped to 11-3 (1-1 in the ACC). (more...)
Chicago WR Alshon Jeffery is Guaranteeing Bears Win Super Bowl Next Season Chicago WR Alshon Jeffery is Guaranteeing Bears Win Super Bowl Next Season
- January 03, 2017

You're looking at an entire roster that's just been stripped". Talking is not gonna get us anything, but we got young guys who can play. Why would even "playoffs" be a topic of conversation for a team that has only been to them once in the past decade? So I'm looking forward to seeing that. (more...)
The Eagles scored a touchdown and gave the ball to Mike Trout The Eagles scored a touchdown and gave the ball to Mike Trout
- January 02, 2017

Taking over at midfield, Carson Wentz went 6/8 on the drive, finding Zack Ertz in the end zone with just seven seconds remaining in the half to tie the score at 10 each. Romo would complete three of four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown before eventually giving way to Dallas third-stringer Mark Sanchez . That was his only series. (more...)
New Year's Eve weather a mixed bag New Year's Eve weather a mixed bag
- January 01, 2017

Look for increasing clouds Saturday night, with a low around 9 and wind chill values as low as minus 5. A winter storm warning has been issued for noon Saturday to 6 a.m. Forecasters said people planning to travel to or through mountains should stay aware of road conditions. The parade, which is normally held on New Year's Day, is being held on January 2 because of a never-on-Sunday tradition. (more...)
Cam Newton visits sick Auburn fan in hospital
- December 30, 2016

It was a wish he told his Lakewood Elementary teacher, Courtney Cooper , about for months. "Social media is a strong force for making things happen and I thought about doing something positive with it", she wrote . A soft "hey, buddy" comes from the reigning NFL MVP's lips and Austin was speechless. It was right before Thanksgiving that the boy told Cooper he would like to meet Newton. (more...)
Breach of trust: Hassan sits on DHHS hack Breach of trust: Hassan sits on DHHS hack
- December 30, 2016

Meyers announced December 27. In a release, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) said the incident " is being treated with the utmost seriousness by all relevant state agencies " She said cybersecurity efforts in the state were being strengthened, all state employees were receiving cybersecurity training, and investigations into the incident continue. (more...)
Dylann Roof Won't Call Witnesses During Sentencing
- December 29, 2016

He said Roof can change his mind and bring back his attorneys up until opening statements next week. The government is hoping to send Roof to death row. Courts typically make public the competency hearings after a criminal proceeding has closed, Gergel said. Since Roof was found guilty on December 15, few motions have been filed in federal court. (more...)
Nor'easter develops for Thursday night; Could bring several inches of snow
- December 29, 2016

Additional snow showers are likely to develop across the state on Friday , "but they won't be widespread, they'll be hit or miss", Iovino said. "There will be more snow inland and less snow on the beaches". Forecasters say a foot or more of snow could fall in some interior areas of MA as a fast-moving nor'easter hits the state. "Along and outside of I-495, that's where we have the best chance of staying in the snow throughout the duration of the storm", said meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon. (more...)
Merry Christmas! AutoSpies Says It's Time To EAT, DRINK And Be MERRY!
- December 27, 2016

Rakul Preet: Merry Christmas to all of you! Happy holidays and may peace be with you! For example, one Twitter user posted on Christmas 2016, "Shoutout to the people who work for retail and the food industry ". There's no better way to get into the spirit than to download one or more of these incredible HD Christmas wallpapers. "Wishing you a Blessed Month of Christmas! ". (more...)
Hull City 0-3 Manchester City, 2016 Premier League Hull City 0-3 Manchester City, 2016 Premier League
- December 27, 2016

Hull manager Mike Phelan, who has no fresh injury concerns, thinks Scottish winger Robert Snodgrass will be integral to his side's hopes of avoiding relegation from the top flight. He said: "He got a huge kick on the knee and could not run. In the first half we didn't do that; in the second half it was much, much better". "A kick not ligaments or something like that". (more...)
Rain and storms on Christmas Day Rain and storms on Christmas Day
- December 26, 2016

Tuesday is expected to be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., with a high near 29. Winds could gust as high as 40 miles per hour. Wednesday night: Cloudy with a 60 percent chance of showers. Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 41. (more...)
Miles Teller Doing OK After Bronco Flips Over In Car Crash Miles Teller Doing OK After Bronco Flips Over In Car Crash
- December 26, 2016

Teller and his longtime girlfriend Keleigh Sperry - who was in the passenger's seat - both escaped the accident uninjured, reports TMZ . One passenger in the Uber was taken to the hospital for "minor injuries" while another complained of "minor pain", LAPD Officer Aareon Jefferson told The Hollywood Reporter . (more...)
Ice, snow likely for Christmas Eve Ice, snow likely for Christmas Eve
- December 24, 2016

Snow levels will affect all locations this morning then rising to near 9000 feet this afternoon and falling to all areas again tonight . "Our other weather sources are generally in agreement that the temperatures may not warm up to predicted highs today , and that snow may continue to accumulate up to 3" in many areas. (more...)
Suspect arrested in road rage killing of 3-year-old Acen King Suspect arrested in road rage killing of 3-year-old Acen King
- December 24, 2016

The boy's grandmother told police the incident began when a man in a vehicle behind her at a stop sign started honking his horn, apparently upset she wasn't moving quickly enough. Then Holmes got out of his vehicle and fired once into the other auto, she said. King-Macon told police she was on her way to meet up with her daughter at J.C. (more...)
Greenfield mother charged after allegedly beating children for opening Christmas presents early Greenfield mother charged after allegedly beating children for opening Christmas presents early
- December 23, 2016

She said she spanked them and knows she went overboard, police said. "That was the big thing, you know", she said. Her teenage daughter turned her in after coming home to find her brothers crying on Sunday, ant noticing marks on their bodies. (more...)
Jordanian Policemen Killed Fighting Gunmen Near Karak - Security Source Jordanian Policemen Killed Fighting Gunmen Near Karak - Security Source
- December 22, 2016

Four security personnel were killed in Jordan's southern Al-Karak province on Tuesday in a gunfight with militants, Jordan's Petra news agency quoted an official security source as saying. Jordan is part of the alliance and has carried out air strikes targeting IS. Sunday's shootings were the bloodiest in Jordan in recent memory and raised new concerns about the rise of Islamic terrorism in the pro-Western kingdom. (more...)