UN rights investigator on surprise Philippine visit

Agnes Callamard , a United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, gave a speech at a policy forum at a Manila university adding that she was not in the country in an official capacity. She told reporters in a brief statement on Frida... More..

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USA looks at sanctions, military action to counter North Korea
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

USA looks at sanctions, military action to counter North Korea

On Saturday, a North Korean mid-range ballistic missile broke up a few minutes after launch, the third test-fire flop this month. Dave Benham, a spokesman for the US Pacific Command. If he does a nuclear test, ...More..

Four students arrested in fight that injured eight teachers at Cheltenham school
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Four students arrested in fight that injured eight teachers at Cheltenham school

I am certainly no sociologist, but rather a 30-year observer of the interactions among students as relates to their involvement in extracurricular activities. McFall noted that counselors were available for stu...More..

With 53 draft picks, SEC leads nation for 11th straight year
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

With 53 draft picks, SEC leads nation for 11th straight year

This randsome price is insane to me for the reason that most of these guys have no track record of success, tend not to be drafted so high in the first place leading me to wonder what changed in a year or two...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Cop Who Killed Jordan Edwards Fired

Chief Haber said Oliver violated several department policies in the shooting , but wouldn't elaborate on the specific violations, citing the now terminated officer's right to appeal. The department immediately ...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Arrests made as thousands rally in US for and against Trump

Activist Joey Gibson said he and other conservatives would travel to Seattle to defend against what he described as communist and anti-fascist groups who have in the past faced off with police in the evening, a...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Federal investigators decline charges against officers in Sterling case

On Wednesday, the Justice Department officially announced charges would not come for Baton Rouge police officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II a day after multiple media outlets reported the decision h...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief says Clinton, Trump treated equally

Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee that, before he sent Congress a private message (immediately, and inevitably, leaked), one of his top aides asked: "Should you consider that what you're about to do may...More..

Wisconsin-based atheist group sues Trump over church order
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Wisconsin-based atheist group sues Trump over church order

The order is also created to allow religious groups to avoid a mandate to provide contraception coverage under President Obama's healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, potentially expanding an exemption that...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Midwest floods linger as officials warn of floodwater risks

Many rivers are subsiding and some evacuated residents are being allowed to return home, though the Mississippi River is still rising in some areas. The Mississippi is expected to crest in the next couple of ...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Roselle Celebrates Early for Cinco de Mayo

It is not a Mexican independence day celebration, but a remembrance of the Battle of Puebla . Cinco de Mayo: An opportunity for. South Bend, IN - St. So why in America has the Cinco de Mayo victory turne...More..

Trump to sign executive order that could expand offshore energy development
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Trump to sign executive order that could expand offshore energy development

President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican's assault ...More..

Hillary Clinton to launch 'Anti-Trump' PAC
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Hillary Clinton to launch 'Anti-Trump' PAC

FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday defended his decision to tell Congress in October that he was revisiting the bureau's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails . Comey explained how a separate prob...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

FBI Director has no regrets over 'Hillary's emails'

Comey, in his most impassioned public defense of how he handled the case, also said it made him feel "mildly nauseous" to think his actions in October might have influenced the race won by Republican Trump over...More..

Tillerson Meets ASEAN Ministers to Seek Support on North Korea
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Tillerson Meets ASEAN Ministers to Seek Support on North Korea

Tillerson said USA foreign policy priorities had gotten "a little bit out of balance" in the previous decades, with the United States too focused on promoting economic activity and trade with emerging economi...More..

Mother and son's deportation pits senator against Homeland Security
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Mother and son's deportation pits senator against Homeland Security

The Senator tweeted that the DHS had allegedly said it won't disclose whether the mother and her son are still in the United States or have reached Honduras. The woman and her son had been held at the Berks Cou...More..

Trump signs executive order to 'vigorously promote religious liberty'
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Trump signs executive order to 'vigorously promote religious liberty'

The new executive order also instructs the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services to consider amending regulations in the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, which require ...More..

Twitter and Live Nation partner to stream live concerts in video
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Twitter and Live Nation partner to stream live concerts in video

Roku is next up on the list of devices getting access to Twitter 's TV app: US -based owners of Roku TVs and Roku streaming boxes and sticks now have access to Twitter's Roku channel through the company's ch...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

France's Macron accuses presidential rival Le Pen of spreading lies

The centrist leader, who polls tip to beat far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in Sunday's run-off, told RTL radio that he had settled on a prime minister. The economic program of Le Pen "poses the risk of an i...More..

by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Trump White House Responds to Jimmy Kimmel Monologue

Children's Hospital Los Angeles has seen a bump in donations after late night star Jimmy Kimmel shared an emotional tribute to the facility where his newborn son Billy successfully underwent open-heart surger...More..

Motive unclear for University of Texas stabbings
by | Friday, May 05, 2017

Motive unclear for University of Texas stabbings

University Police Chief David Carter said White was "obviously" suffering from some kind of mental difficulties, but he did not elaborate on White's condition or treatment. Arredondo photographed an officer t...More..

by | Friday, May 05, 2017

Trump limits IRS action over church political activity

The order essentially calls for the end of a law that's never been enforced. Last month, a range of major Jewish organizations was among more than 4,000 nonprofit groups that signed a letter in support of ...More..

by | Friday, May 05, 2017

Paul Pierce says goodbye to the National Basketball Association on Twitter after final game

At long last , the Golden State Warriors finally have an opponent for the Western Conference Semifinals. The Warriors swept Portland 4-0 in their first-round series that ended a week ago. Celtics star Isai...More..

Texas Joins Call for Convention of States to Reign In Washington
by | Friday, May 05, 2017

Texas Joins Call for Convention of States to Reign In Washington

But if it passes muster with both chambers, the legislation is expected to be signed by Gov. Greg Abbott , who declared this an emergency measure for this 85th Legislative Session. He emphasized that the bill...More..

Severe weather threat Wednesday and Wednesday night
by | Friday, May 05, 2017

Severe weather threat Wednesday and Wednesday night

As the storm system's trailing cold front passes Friday evening, a few leftover showers and storms are possible, which, again, would probably be hit or miss. Some locations in western North Carolina could see...More..

United States needs to balance foreign alliances: Rex Tillerson
by | Friday, May 05, 2017

United States needs to balance foreign alliances: Rex Tillerson

In Washington on Thursday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told visiting foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( Asean ) that claimants to disputed islands in the South Ch...More..

by | Friday, May 05, 2017

2 killed when cargo plane goes off runway in West Virginia

Flightradar24, a flight-tracking website, said the aircraft is a Short 330 small turboprop passenger plane. CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The pilot and co-pilot were killed Friday morning when a cargo plane contracted ...More..

by | Friday, May 05, 2017

Protesters rally for worker, immigrant rights

In Chicago protesters flooded the streets and in Washington D.C. The chant, "Donald Trump has got to go!" was repeated at the White House gates. A May Day gathering grew unruly in Portland, Oregon, where a gr...More..

Forecast: Rain Friday; could be heavy at times
by | Friday, May 05, 2017

Forecast: Rain Friday; could be heavy at times

Skies should show some clearing so a few stars might be visible. Next week, a very cool and wet period continues. Highs will reach the low 70s, near normal for this time of year. There is a 100 percent chance...More..

by | Friday, May 05, 2017

Officers Involved in Alton Sterlings Death Face No Federal Charges

While the officers claimed that Sterling had been reaching for a gun, which was pulled from his right front trousers pocket by one of the officers after the shooting, none of the videos show him reaching for ...More..

by | Friday, May 05, 2017

House Republicans repeal Obamacare, hurdles await in US Senate

Muir's assertion operates under the assumption that the Republicans were coldheartedly leaving people high and dry. The Obama-era law required members and staff to buy insurance on an exchange rather than throu...More..

by | Friday, May 05, 2017

'Alt-Right' Slams Ann Coulter's Berkeley Cancellation

Many of them came dressed for conflict, wearing flak jackets, ballistic helmets adorned with pro-President Donald Trump stickers and other protective gear. Bell said that he is a proud resident of the "People's...More..

No charges over U.S. police shooting of Alton Sterling
by | Friday, May 05, 2017

No charges over U.S. police shooting of Alton Sterling

In order to make a federal case, acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson would have had to have shown that the police willfully deprived Alton Sterling of his civil rights - in other words, that they'd meant to k...More..

by | Friday, May 05, 2017

Officials identify victims of crash at indoor auto auction

Investigators said there is no evidence to suggest the crash was intentional or a terrorist act. One of the dead victims was just identified to be Leezandra Aponte, a mother in her 30s with three kids. The No...More..

Arkansas conducts controversial execution after Ledell Lee's appeal was denied
by | Friday, May 05, 2017

Arkansas conducts controversial execution after Ledell Lee's appeal was denied

Arkansas had hoped to carry out the executions before the end of the month, when the state's supply of midazolam - a sedative used in the state's lethal injection protocol - expires. The 51-year-old showed no...More..