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Hit by NASCAR penalty, Logano says team doesn't cheat Hit by NASCAR penalty, Logano says team doesn't cheat
- May 06, 2017

Per the NASCAR penalty report the No. 22 did not adhere to Section 20.14.3., Truck Trailing Arm Spacers/Pinion Angle Shims. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP ) - NASCAR has penalized Joey Logano four days after his win at Richmond International Raceway, essentially stripping him of all benefits that came with the Monster Cup Series victory. (more...)
Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana
- April 28, 2017

But, when the second system moves in on Sunday , those rainfall totals could rise an additional one to three inches. "This rain event could possibly affect Thursday morning commuters", said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams. (more...)
Obama's latest gift to his detractors: a $400000 Wall Street speaking gig Obama's latest gift to his detractors: a $400000 Wall Street speaking gig
- April 27, 2017

Baruch College Dean of Public and International Affairs David Birdsell said the upcoming speech is controversial because Obama was often a critic of Wall Street on the campaign trail and during his presidency. "A man who always called out Wall Street greed", one Mad World News reader commented on the site's Facebook page. I wonder if there's more going on here that we don't know yet? She was paid $225,000 (Ksh22.5 million ). (more...)
National Football League confirms schedule release Thursday, 5 pm PT National Football League confirms schedule release Thursday, 5 pm PT
- April 21, 2017

We just don't know when, but we'll find out Thursday. In fact, the best global National Football League game this year won't take place in London at all. It won't be a rematch of Super Bowl LI, instead the Chiefs will be on hand rather than the Falcons. Remember: This game was not chosen. Week 2 is all about AFC-NFC matchups and the NFC Championship rematch. (more...)
Trump is right: American jobs should be prioritized Trump is right: American jobs should be prioritized
- April 21, 2017

This week he signed an executive order this week which would direct federal agencies to "Buy American, Hire American". In order to address these issues, Trump will order the Department of Homeland Security to review the process with which it awards these visas to foreign workers. (more...)
Malcolm Butler Re-signs With New England Patriots Malcolm Butler Re-signs With New England Patriots
- April 20, 2017

Saints head coach Sean Payton confirmed as much during the annual league meetings in March by saying, "I don't think we're going to do that and give up the 11th pick". Trading Butler is an obvious way to get that pick back. Butler has played three seasons in New England. He visited one team, the New Orleans Saints, earlier in free agency. (more...)
'I Shot Them,' Suspect In Deadly Fresno Shootings Tells Police 'I Shot Them,' Suspect In Deadly Fresno Shootings Tells Police
- April 20, 2017

So, police say, he killed him. Randalls was driven to police in a PG&E truck, Dyer said Tuesday . "Victim number three is 34-year-old Zackary David Randalls". Monday - in a chilling preview of Tuesday's carnage - he wrote on his Facebook page: "My kill rate increases tremendously on the other side Ase Allah u Akbar". (more...)
Will free college offer catch fire? NY details raise doubts Will free college offer catch fire? NY details raise doubts
- April 18, 2017

In walks the "Excelsior Scholarship" - a newly passed legislation that will apply to families making less than $125,000 a year. "This is going to cost money, and it will make some parents happy, but I don't see it moving the accessibility needle". (more...)
United Airlines to refund fares to all Flight 3411 passengers United Airlines to refund fares to all Flight 3411 passengers
- April 16, 2017

That's the Chicago-to-Louisville flight in which a 69-year-old man was dragged off the plane by airport police officers because he didn't want to give up his seat. A day later, he issued another apology over the incident, describing it as "truly horrific" and vowing to make changes at the airline. The man said that he was a doctor and needed to get home to treat his patients. (more...)
Cops fired after videos surface of them punching and kicking motorist
- April 16, 2017

Today Gwinnett County Solicitor-General Rosanna Szabo dismissed all cases in which former Officer (s) R. McDonald or M. Bongiovani was the principal officer or a necessary witness. Michael Bongiovanni for lying about his actions during a police stop, the department said in an emailed press release. His mother, Tamara Crenshaw says she's still shaken up about what happened to her son. (more...)
Trump, Xi converge on currency, Syria as US-China ties warm
- April 16, 2017

The developments in the geopolitical dance between Washington and Beijing follow a summit last week between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) and a phone call late Tuesday. South Korea's top nuclear envoy made the comment after talks with his Chinese counterpart Wu Dawei, as the USA sent a naval strike group to the region in a show of force. (more...)
Read pages from Wisconsin fugitive Joseph Jakubowski's manifesto
- April 14, 2017

There's also a nationwide manhunt. "There were two themes in the manifesto", Janesville police Chief David Moore said. The Rock County Sheriff's Office said Monday "additional federal resources have been brought in" from around the country to search for Jakubowski but provided few details. (more...)
UNC's campus celebration after the national title results in 7 injuries UNC's campus celebration after the national title results in 7 injuries
- April 09, 2017

He didn't hit another shot, but it ultimately didn't matter; he had essentially bought UNC time until Jackson and Isaiah Hicks finally mustered a couple of tough baskets during the Tar Heels' game-closing 8-0 run over the final 1:53 of the game that helped them outlast an opponent that had lost just once all season. (more...)
Trump aide urges defeat of Michigan member of Freedom Caucus Trump aide urges defeat of Michigan member of Freedom Caucus
- April 08, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top adviser to President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the defeat of a MI congressman and member of a conservative group of U.S. House lawmakers who derailed the White House on legislation to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law. (more...)
Trade deal hurts Wisconsin dairy farmers
- April 08, 2017

This call for research into alternative milk uses comes as universities face funding challenges and messages from the governor to focus as much on the classroom as research, but Tranel says the researchers could use funding from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, new budget money or surplus funding. (more...)
House Intel Dem invited to view documents at White House House Intel Dem invited to view documents at White House
- March 31, 2017

There appears to be an open conspiracy between the House leadership and the White House to impede the investigation into whether the Trump campaign had ties to Russian Federation (that organized criminal syndicate masquerading as a country). (more...)
Rahm on WGC collision course with DJ Rahm on WGC collision course with DJ
- March 27, 2017

Golfers begin in 16 different groups of four, and after playing three matches in a round-robin format, the victor of each quartet advances to the Round of 16, where play continues with a single-elimination tournament until a champion is determined on Sunday afternoon. (more...)
Immigration ban hearing set for May 8 in Richmond court Immigration ban hearing set for May 8 in Richmond court
- March 26, 2017

The Virginia case was brought by Linda Sarsour, a well-known Muslim activist from Brooklyn, New York, and national co-chair of the Women's March on Washington that took place the day after Trump's inauguration. District Court Judge Anthony Trenga's finding that the ban is justified is in direct opposition to rulings in similar cases in Hawaii and Maryland which called the order discriminatory. (more...)
Don't stop the presses: Schumer a 'no' on Gorsuch
- March 26, 2017

They have to get over it-and some senators, like Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Angus King (I-ME), have said that it's time for their side to move on from what happened past year. He said that it's "pretty clear" Schumer won't vote for Gorsuch for political reasons. Gorsuch took questions for almost 11 and a half hours on Tuesday from the Senate Judiciary Committee, during which he presented himself as an independent jurist who would oppose Trump-favored rulings when he saw fit. (more...)
Getting US visa going to be even more harder
- March 25, 2017

The last of the memos was issued Friday. The State Department now says Tillerson will travel to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in Brussels next Friday. "But the responses varied along party lines, with 51 percent of Republicans saying they "strongly" approved, compared to 53 percent of Democrats who said they "strongly" disagreed". (more...)
Gov. Scott reassigns Orlando prosecutor who refused to seek death penalty
- March 18, 2017

Debra Clayton. Ayala cited numerous problems with the death penalty - on hold for more than a year statewide because of court rulings - as the rationale for her decision, which she said she reached after "extensive and painstaking thought and consideration". (more...)
NCAA Tournament: Gonzaga pulls away from South Dakota State after halftime
- March 17, 2017

Jordan Mathews led Gonzaga with 16 points while Przemek Karnowski , Josh Perkins , and Zach Collins each scored 10. This was only the fourth time this season Gonzaga has been held under 70 points and only the second time it shot worse than 40 percent (39.7). (more...)
Trump Dismisses Dozens of Obama-era Federal Prosecutors Trump Dismisses Dozens of Obama-era Federal Prosecutors
- March 14, 2017

Here's the thing to understand: United States attorneys serve at the pleasure of the president. "I did not resign", the federal prosecutor said. "I would be very surprised if the replacement for the US attorney a., had anything to do with particular cases or investigations and, b., would result in decision-making that was affected by politics", said Schwartz. (more...)
Syria Wants Turkey 'Invasion Forces' Out, US, Russia Cooperate Syria Wants Turkey 'Invasion Forces' Out, US, Russia Cooperate
- March 13, 2017

The newly deployed USA troops have been sent to the region to help "whoever is going to take Raqqa", a group that has yet to be determined, the official said. ISIL is also battling the Russian-backed Syrian army in northern Syria and, in separate campaigns, the Turkish army and Free Syrian Army rebel groups which are backed by Turkey. (more...)
Breckenridge man killed in Panhandle wildfire Breckenridge man killed in Panhandle wildfire
- March 10, 2017

Wildfires have claimed the lives of as many as seven people across multiple states in the central USA, consuming as many as one million acres. Lipscomb County Sheriff Kenneth Eggleston said two others died in fire-related deaths - one in Lipscomb County and one in Ochiltree County. (more...)
Trump, Democrats Look For Common Ground On Drug Prices Trump, Democrats Look For Common Ground On Drug Prices
- March 10, 2017

Cummings said Trump was "enthusiastic, and he was clearly aware of the problem, and. he made it clear to us that he wanted to do something about it". Cummings agreed but was surprised when Trump later held a surprise news conference and accused Cummings of backing out of the meeting. (more...)
Hawaiian Airlines plane diverts to Los Angeles over blanket incident
- March 10, 2017

After landing, police officers and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents met with the flight crew and passenger and determined the man did not pose a serious threat. The pilot was forced to divert to Los Angeles after the man's "threatening behavior". "They're doing it to protect the passengers as well as the crew, because I think this is a very expensive stop for Hawaiian", she said. (more...)
Day care worker charged with pushing child down stairs Day care worker charged with pushing child down stairs
- March 08, 2017

The camera was allegedly installed just 30 minutes before the incident, although officials haven't addressed why. Police identified the woman as Sarah Gable . She is now out on a $25,000 bail. "So I always thought she was one of the best teachers", parent Ronnie Siekor said. NBC reports the child suffered a minor knee injury and the Gable was sacked from the daycare center. (more...)
Supreme Court Sends Transgender Rights Case Back to Lower Court Supreme Court Sends Transgender Rights Case Back to Lower Court
- March 07, 2017

On March 28, he was supposed to get his day in the land's highest court. LGBT rights lawyer Josh Brock said he is disappointed in the Supreme Court's decision Monday to avoid ruling on his client's case regarding bathroom access but that this is merely a detour - not a defeat. (more...)
U.S. suspends expedited processing of H-1B visas
- March 05, 2017

The United States now caps H-1B visas at 65,000 a year, with an additional 20,000 allowed for those who have earned advanced college degrees in the United States. Indian IT companies like TCS, Infosys and Wipro are the largest recipients of H-1B visas. Meanwhile, the Bill introduced in the US Congress to stop grants and guaranteed government loans to companies that outsource call centre jobs would not impact India in a big way. (more...)