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Despite Republican scandals Alabama solidly red, for now

perth_map gathered that public allegations of an affair between Bentley and former senior political adviser, Rebekah Caldwell Mason did not break out until March 2016, according to reports . Bentley, 74, pleaded guilty to failing to file a major contribution report and knowingly converting campaign contributions to personal use. The plea deal requires Bentley to resign and serve a year of probation. Read More »

Canadian scientists take to the streets to march for science


The March for Science, which coincides with Earth Day, took place in more than 500 cities around the world - with about 18 scheduled in cities across Canada. Some in the Washington crowd were not opposed to Trump per se, but felt that science was a public good that should receive non-partisan support, as it historically has. Read More »

Ossoff, Handel claim special election runoff

There were five Democrats in the race, but they backed Jon Ossoff - the 30-year-old USA congressional candidate who couldn't even vote for himself on Tuesday - pouring more than $8 million into his campaign. "This is on top of. living outside of Georgia's 6th Congressional District ". If Ossoff gets the support of the other Democratic candidates, he would have 49 percent, said Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez. Read More »

Trooper's mom says she doesn't hate his killer


Frein, a survivalist who shot and killed a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and injured another in an ambush at their barracks, will now fight for his own life following his conviction, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, on capital murder charges. Read More »

Mulvaney: Trump's Full Tax Reform Plan Not Likely Before June

He told the Associated Press in an interview that he would release a tax package next week that would include reductions " bigger, I believe, than any tax cut ever ". The administration has maintained that middle-income tax cuts, a simplification of personal income taxes, and making business taxes more competitive with other countries are the top priorities. Read More »

Trump says no 'rush' to get healthcare legislation done next week


There will be local impact too from any changes in health care, infrastructure funding, taxes and a federal push to battle opioid addiction. Any deal would have to play the tricky game of winning over both conservatives and moderates in the Republican Party to surpass the 50 percent threshold of 216 votes in the House of Representatives , seeing that Democrats will nearly certainly unite against the plan. Read More »

Ann Coulter Vows to Speak at UC Berkeley Despite Ban


Dan Mogulof, a university spokesman, told The Huffington Post that police learned that groups responsible for the recent violent demonstrations on campus and in the city of Berkeley planned to target Coulter's event, initially scheduled for April 27. Read More »

1 dead, 1 missing following boat crash on SC lake


Saturday. Houston Fire Department captain Lozano said, one 47-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman have been found and transported in stable condition to Memorial Hermann Hospital. They say there were three people on each boat. The Lexington County Coroner will perform an autopsy on the deceased boater. The crash remains under investigation. Read More »

Rain, thunderstorms in forecast as the weekend approaches


Tuesday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. And, we have more rain in the forecast through at least Friday and a chance of more showers during the weekend. Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop this eving and sweep from northwest to southeast across North Texas. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Read More »

Clark County officials say listing as sanctuary site is wrong

The DOJ sent the letters to the state of California, Chicago , New Orleans, Philadelphia , Clark County in Nevada, Miami-Dade County, Milwaukee, New York City, and Cook County in IL. The grant is also likely one of only three the federal government can now withhold from sanctuary cities . "I'm puzzled why Milwaukee is on their radar for this issue, when we know that nearly everybody that is arrested in Milwaukee County is brought to the sheriff's department", said Milwaukee County ... Read More »

Taliban attack Afghan base; More than 100 dead or wounded

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement on Saturday the attack was retribution for the recent killing of several senior Taliban leaders in northern Afghanistan. More than 100 military personnel were killed or wounded, according to reports Saturday from the Associated Press and the BBC, citing officials from the Afghan Ministry of Defense. Read More »

New Jersey GOP Rep. Lance to hold town hall meeting


Coffman will hold a town hall meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 , as one of the few swing district Republican representatives left in the country. He is often targeted by Democrats seeking to replace him. "I do agree that human beings are responsible for climate change, at least in part", Lance said. Read More »

Trailer movement seen at N. Korea's nuke test site

The volleyball games, played in the middle of that worldwide crisis, were probably meant to send a message, analysts said, as the North Koreans are aware that the nuclear test site is under intense scrutiny. Volleyball is considered to be one of the most popular sports in North Korea, along with basketball, soccer and table tennis. The analysts gave two possible reasons for the unexpected activity at the Punggye-ri test site: either preparations had been put on "stand-by", or this was part ... Read More »

Harvard Law Professor Suggests Without Evidence Judge's Death Was 'Racist Islamophobic' Murder


Abdus-Salaam, a Washington DC native and a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, came from a large working-class African American family. "She was riveting. According to the Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History, she was the first Muslim woman to serve as a United States judge. The 65-year-old graduated from Barnard College in 1974, and graduated from Columbia Law School in 1977. Read More »

Former Tennessee Running Back Jalen Hurd Will Transfer To Baylor


He'll have to sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules but will be eligible in 2018. The only time he topped 100 yards in a game was the season-opener against Appalachian State as his role gradually decreased as the season progressed. His framework at 6-foot-4, 240 pounds is ideal for that hybrid position and could be enticing for teams once his NFL Draft cycle rolls around. Hurd finished his Tennessee career with 2,635 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns in just under three seasons of play. Read More »

Key facts as Texas governor revives push for 'bathroom bill'

When the bill was heard in committee in the house, co-sponsor Lois Landgraf, R-Colorado Springs, said reducing unintended pregnancies means reducing abortions. Department of Transportation and increasing driving fees to raise even more money for roads than the House plan. In addition, the House committee voted that House Bill 2491, relating to credit for reinsurance, pass to the full House as well. Read More »

Elizabeth Thomas With Family & Friends; Cummins Family Issues Statement


The caller, Griffin Barry, owned the cabin, and said he found it suspicious that Cummins didn't have money and silenced Thomas from speaking up. "This was the abduction of an impressionable, little child". "There is no doubt that she has suffered severe emotional trauma and that her process of recovery is only just beginning", Whatley said. He said he offered Cummins work - moving rocks - and a place to stay: a small cabin for which Barry was the caretaker. Read More »

Justice Department Puts Pressure On Sanctuary Cities


Attorney General Jeff Sessions has repeatedly warned localities protecting illegals from deportation, known as " sanctuary cities ", that they risk losing federal funding should they fail to comply with federal immigration law. JAG funding to New Mexico in fiscal 2016 included $1.6 million to the state Department of Public Safety. He had selected those nine, and one more, the state of CT, as a sample set from a list of 140 state and local jurisdictions that he had been asked to investigate, ... Read More »

Allies silent over 'show of force' by United States carrier

Shin In-kyun, a military expert who runs the civic group Korea Defense Network, said that Trump appeared to have used the Carl Vinson as a feint aimed at preventing North Korea from conducting a nuclear test. So we're doing exactly what we said we were going to do ", he added. Citing unnamed officials, CNN reports the strike group is expected to be in the area near the Korean Peninsula within the next two weeks. Read More »

Justice Dept. warns sanctuary cities in immigration fight

The administration has sent letters warning that they may lose law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation with federal immigration authorities. The grant program is the leading source of federal justice funding to states and local communities. The money could be withheld in the future, or terminated, if local officials fail to prove they are following the law, wrote Alan R. Read More »

'Most Canadian thing ever:' beaver herds curious cows


Though the Canadian cows wouldn't get any closer than about 3 feet, they were still enchanted by the unusual creature's presence. This isn't the first time beavers ended up on national news in Canada. "They're kind of like teenagers and I think they were following this thing around because they couldn't figure out what the heck it was". "They're very curious creatures and they were just enthralled by this beaver". Read More »

All 12 aboard crashed helicopter in Turkey found dead


Teams of Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) were dispatched to the mountainous area between the districts of Ovacık and Pülümür to participate in search effort, according to Hurriyet. The helicopter disappeared only 10 minutes after taking off from Pulumur, a town in the Tunceli province. Nearly 20 Blackhawk helicopters have crashed in Turkey in 22 years; the first also occurred in Tunceli in 1993. Read More »

Powerful Republican Jason Chaffetz says he won't run for Congress again


The media-friendly Republican, who assumed leadership of the powerful Oversight Committee in 2015, led investigations into Planned Parenthood and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. He stressed that he did not have "ulterior motives" for making the decision and said he "may" run for office again. The Utah Republican announced Wednesday on Facebook that he will not run any office in 2018 and "return to the private sector". Read More »

The Patriots go to Washington -- some of them, at least


The original Times photo went viral, getting re-tweeted about 46,000 times, while the " update " tweet that clarified the turnout received only about 500 re-tweets. "Need some help?" asks the Super Bowl LI victor, who was visiting the president with his team to celebrate their victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Read More »

Republicans survive election scare, narrowly win US House seat in Kansas

Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have both recorded get-out-the-vote calls on behalf of Estes, the state's treasurer. Trump's agenda and the legislation he has pushed so far would prove devastating for the people who live in this district-for example, 15,152 people in this district would lose their healthcare if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed. Read More »

As Florida Fish And Wildlife Talks About Bears, Worry About Another Hunt


The state's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted 7-0 on Wednesday to direct their staff to revamp the bear management plan and report back in two years. However, the agency also maintains that the 102-page petition for the Florida black bear filed past year, with 22 pages of cited works, does not contain sufficient scientific or commercial information to warrant the initiation of a status review, which is the next step in listing a species under the ESA. Read More »

Sanders Heads to Red States, Says Dems Need Support Beyond the Coasts


But it was Sanders, the one-time presidential candidate whose outsider bid for the Democratic nomination revealed deep fractures in the party, who electrified the crowd in a testament to his enduring popularity among progressive voters. As Sanders and Perez embark on their rebuilding tour, a special congressional election in Kansas last week showed that Democrats are still quick to blame one another in the face of defeat. Read More »

Trump Says He Does Not See Role for U.S. in Libya

Pavarotti's family had said , "the values of brotherhood and solidarity which Luciano Pavarotti expressed throughout the course of his artistic career are entirely incompatible with the worldview offered by the candidate Donald Trump". "We will help it be strong, and it's very much to everybody's advantage". France's anti-terrorism prosecutor said Friday the gunman had a note with him defending the Islamic State group. Read More »

Gov. Scott Urges Quicker Action To Repeal Obamacare


His big-picture takeaway on the discussions: "Differences have narrowed and this thing is very much alive". The revision is aimed at drawing enough support from Republican moderates and core conservatives. "It looks to me like we're headed in the right direction", Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., a Freedom Caucus member, said Thursday. The Virginia Republican said that the Freedom Caucus is "still waiting on the official text" of the deal , but claimed that "we have language" to address both ... Read More »

Trump appointee Gorsuch energetic in first USA high court arguments

Gorsuch, 49, succeeds one his heroes, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who famously insisted the court should decide cases based on the literal words of the law, not its objective or how it has been interpreted by lower courts. He employed a bit of humor, expressed a modicum of humility, showed a hint of irritation and even channeled Justice Antonin Scalia, the man he replaced, with a touch of sarcasm. Read More »

Neil Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court Judge


Judge Gorsuch echoes the qualities of Justice Scalia, making him the flawless replacement to restore conservatism and balance back to the Supreme Court . Little more than two hours later, Gorsuch took the judicial oath administered by Kennedy in the Rose Garden. Mr Trump, who pointedly thanked Mr McConnell, hailed the appointment as "a truly momentous occasion in our democracy". Read More »