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Court documents: Mother had abused teen in kidnapping case

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An Amber Alert was issued for Elizabeth, while Cummins was wanted on allegations of aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor. The charge carries a minimum 10-year sentence. As The Washington Post reported, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation received a tip Wednesday night that Cummins and the teen, who was the subject of an Amber Alert , might be living in a mountain cabin near Cecilville, Calif., a onetime mining town about 100 miles south of the OR border. Read More »

USA response North Korea missile test: Fleet 3500 miles OFF COURSE

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A US official said the projectile "blew up nearly immediately", adding the type of missile North Korea was testing was still being assessed. South Koreans may be uneasy about North Korea's expanding arsenal of weapons, but many doubt that the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, wants to start a war that would likely end in the destruction of his government and the ruling elite. Read More »

Well, Mitch Landrieu Has Taken Down One of Four Confederate Statues

While efforts to remove Confederate monuments haven't yet reached most of the Gulf Coast, New Orleans isn't the first Southern city to take such steps. Nungesser says he's doing everything he can to make sure the rest of the city's monuments remain in place. Others, like Civil War re-enactor Robert Bonner and an unknown individual heard shouting in raw video recorded by the Associated Press , argue how "it's a awful thing" since "when you start removing the history of the city, ... Read More »

Audit: University of California hid $175M in secret fund

Howle said answers that were critical of Napolitano's office were delete or changed before being sent to auditors. The State Auditors' review of UCOP was requested a year ago by the California Legislature. "I'm surprised they could get away with it, I guess, until the auditor found out", Ting said. The audit focused on spending by the Office of the President, not the University of California system at large. Read More »

Ann Coulter Vows to Speak at Berkeley Despite University Calling It Off

Ann Coulter launched an unusual broadside against Matt Drudge on Twitter, Thursday night, for posting "fake news" about her disputed appearance at the University of California, Berkeley . Conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Marriott Wardman Park February 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Read More »

New York Makes History as First State to Offer Free College Tuition

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed the tuition plan, which will cost an estimated $163 million. The State Senate approved the budget Sunday night following the Assembly's approval on Saturday. If they leave the state, their scholarship will be converted into a loan. While CUNY, which operates some 11 colleges and seven community colleges, costs $6,330 a year. Read More »

Trump's hardball tactic on health care may backfire

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The payments amount to about $7 billion in fiscal year 2017 and help cover out-of-pocket medical costs for low-income Americans who purchase insurance on the individual insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare. Read More »

Republicans float a spending deal without border wall funding, NBC reports

If negotiators don't reach a deal or complete the logistics of passing a major bill, Congress could pass a short-term extension that allows for more time. The biggest remaining obstacle to a deal was the Democrats' demand that the spending package include Obamacare payments to insurers. The " Problem Solvers Caucus " called Monday for a clean spending bill "without any ideological riders" to keep the government open after Friday night. Read More »

Mexico wall demands eased as spending talks advance

He told a group of conservative journalists he was open to delaying funding for the wall's construction until September, a White House official said , according to The Washington Post . eventually. "We've got one job, and I don't think we take it seriously enough". It's important to prevent human trafficking, gangs like MS-13 from coming into the country, the flow of illegal drugs, illegal immigration. Read More »

Trump opens the door to delaying funding of border wall

Congress must pass a $1 trillion catchall spending bill to pay for all agencies of government by midnight Friday or trigger a partial shutdown the next day, which happens to coincide with the 100th day of Trump's presidency. "He understands border security is important, but he's not going to overplay his hand". Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. Read More »

Trump to order review of national monuments

Sixteen presidents have cemented their legacies by designating new public lands and national monuments , a power granted to them under the 1906 Antiquities Act. "There is no question in my mind that the land that was set aside for these monuments was legitimate and appropriate in the spirit of the Antiquities Act". Read More »

Judge blocks Trump order to withhold funding for sanctuary cities

The department singled out Chicago and New York as two cities " crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime", even though New York City is experiencing its lowest crime levels in decades and experts say Chicago's recent spike in violent crime has little to do with illegal immigration. Read More »

Trump to announce major tax reform, tax reduction on Wednesday

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Trump will order a review of this as well, Mnuchin said. He also said they haven't decided whether to offset the rate cuts with other changes that would reduce the budget deficit. "We're not going to do anything that makes USA businesses less competitive", Mnuchin said. "That's why it's so shocking to see him order this review, which could lead to a rollback of rules that would have sharply decreased incentives - and limited the ability of companies - to game the system by using ... Read More »

NC GOP leaders rush to get elections law upheld

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General Assembly passed earlier in the day. But legislative leaders moved quickly in search of judicial support for the new measure, filing a 44-page motion with the North Carolina Court of Appeals later Tuesday asking for a declaration that the new version satisfied issues raised by a three-judge panel that overturned the similar plan the GOP-led General Assembly approved late past year shortly before the new Democratic governor took office. Read More »

Boston Marathon 2017: How Did Runners From Severna Park Do?

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She finished in 2:23:00, taking almost three minutes off the record for the fastest American women's debut marathon, which was held by Kara Goucher, who ran 2:25:53 at the 2008 New York City Marathon. "My goal is to reach women in places right now where they're not allowed to leave the house alone, drive a auto or get an education, " Switzer said last week, according to WBZ . Read More »

Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges

Last week, John Barry, the caretaker of a remote northern California property, became suspicious about two people he initially thought were in distress, according to the AP. But Cummins' attorney, public defender Ben Galloway, told a very different story, saying Thomas went willingly with Cummins. "These allegations do not involve force, threats or coercion", Galloway said. Read More »

TRUMP VOWS: 'The wall's going to get built'

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While lawmaker said the funding legislation would steer clear of including funding for a border wall, it is expected to cover broader border security measures, such as the use of drones or anti-tunnelling technology. Mr. McConnell also said that the chief impediment to a deal has been Mr. Schumer's refusal to talk to the White House. "If he wants a government shutdown, be careful what you wish for". Read More »

Family, FDNY flood wake honoring firefighter Tolley on L.I

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The funeral will take place at St. Martin of Tours Church , located at 220 Central Ave.in Bethpage, on Thursday, April 27, at 11 a.m. A large memorial for the 42-year-old at Ladder 135 continues to grow, and on Monday, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced it will pay for the mortgage on the Tolley's home. Read More »

Ice cold in Stuttgart as Sharapova begins long road back

With Vinci you can be sure she will go off-piste at times with her answers, and she knew what was going to be coming right at her. Meanwhile reports have emerged the French Federation is considering only giving Sharapova a qualifying wildcard into next month's French Open. Read More »

GOP makes government funding offer excluding money for wall

When asked if the wall will be built in his first term, the president responded, "Yes, we have plenty of time". "I think the President's been very clear that he wants a wall". "We're exactly where we want to be in terms of keeping the government open", he said. "We are opposed to the wall". Prior to the White House demand late last week for border wall money, it had largely been assumed on Capitol Hill that the spending measure would include funding for additional security steps along ... Read More »

Trump assures wall along Mexico border will be built

On Tuesday, however, Trump tweeted that he has not changed his position on getting the wall built. Mr. Trump claimed in his interview Friday with the Associated Press that the wall would stop illegal drugs from entering the country, and that's reason enough to build it. Read More »

City Begins Removing Confederate Monuments

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He said, "If there was ever a statue that needed to be taken down, it's that one". Other monuments expected to be removed include a bronze statue of Gen. The last time the city planned to take such monuments down a contractor's vehicle was fire bombed. "I think it's a bad thing", he said. The process began in the darkness of Monday morning with the removal of the Battle of Liberty Place statue. Read More »

Michael Flynn might have broken the law, House oversight leaders say

Former US national security adviser Michael Flynn probably broke the law by failing to disclose foreign income he earned from Russian Federation and Turkey, the heads of the House Oversight Committee said. It all appears ominous for Flynn, who less than a year ago was close to President Trump and leading chants of "lock her up" against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonDem: Pruitt violating anti-campaigning law with GOP fundraiser Michael Flynn's troubles ... Read More »

Trump approaches 100 days in power

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Presidential historian Max Skidmore of the University of Missouri-Kansas City says executive orders are a time honored way of accomplishing politically unpopular goals. They cited poll numbers showing Trump has maintained support with most of the voters who put him in office, blaming media coverage on other poll findings that showed his overall approval numbers are historically low for a new president during his early honeymoon period. Read More »

Flynn told DIA about Russia, lawyer says

Cummings said he would like to call Flynn before the committee to explain "why he concealed these payments". Cummings said it is "left up to others to decide" whether Flynn will be prosecuted to possibly see up to five years in prison. Flynn, a foreign policy adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, at Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, November 17, 2016. Additionally, Connolly said he considers Kushner's failure to detail his foreign contacts as in the same category as Flynn's ... Read More »

Amid protests, New Orleans begins removal of Confederate monuments

The removal happened early in the morning in an attempt to avoid disruption from supporters who want the monuments to stay, some of whom city officials said have made death threats. The statue, the " Battle of Liberty Place ", will be moved to a museum or other facility, the city said. New Orleans's majority-black city council voted in 2015 to take the statues down, but legal battles over their fate have prevented their removal until now. Read More »

Entire US Senate to be briefed on North Korea crisis

And conservative radio host Laura Ingraham is said to have pressed Trump on why he backed away from labeling China a currency manipulator. The briefing, set for 3 p.m. He has stated publicly that he's loathed to project a clear view of USA military options before making a decision to use them. "North Korea is looking for trouble", the president tweeted this month. Read More »

Student group sues UC Berkeley over Ann Coulter event

I have constitutional rights". Fearing more violence, university officials cancelled a speech by Coulter, but she says she will show up anyway. "I don't think it should be that hard to arrange, I've done it hundreds of times , gone to college campuses..." she said. Read More »

Bernie Sanders: 'I'm an Independent'

Sanders and Perez discussed hot button issues like healthcare and President Trump's budget. Perez, who received boos from a Young Democrats crowd in ME which cheered Sanders, echoed the Vermont senator's talking points on health care. history". Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said Kentucky can't afford to keep the Affordable Care Act, which will cost taxpayers an extra $257 million in the state's most recent spending plan. Read More »

Attorney asks for privacy as Thomas family focuses on Elizabeth

Anthony Thomas also filed for divorce on Monday. And number three ... she is very active in her youngest sister Rebecca's life. His 15-year-old daughter Elizabeth was rescued last Thursday after 38 days on the run with her former teacher Tad Cummins, who is facing a federal charge of transportation of a minor across state lines for the objective of having criminal sexual intercourse. Read More »

Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted

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Central Illinois congressmen expressed optimism Monday that a shutdown of the federal government can be avoided. The $1 trillion catch-all legislation for the remainder of the 2017 budget year is leftover business from last year and comes due Friday at midnight. Read More »

Sanders on Dem unity tour: I'm not a Democrat An error occurred

Ossoff backed Hillary Clinton over Sanders in last year's presidential primary, but has sought support from the progressive wing of the party as well as the more mainstream center. NPR's Scott Detrow has been on the road with Sanders and Perez and joins us from Grand Prairie, Texas. According to Sanders, a woman's right to choose what happens to her body will only be safe if more Democrats than Republicans win elections. Read More »