Arizona Republicans have a plan to make protest illegal

On Wednesday, the Arizona Senate passed SB1142, moving it before the Republican-controlled House. SB 1142 doesn't actually do a whole lot but simply add rioting to existing conspiracy and racketeering classifications and defines rioting thus: "A ... More..

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Police question suspect after man shot dead by sports bar gunman

Witnesses said Purinton used racial slurs and yelled, " get out of my country " before shooting into the crowded bar, killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla and wounding Alok Madasani, before good samaritan Ian Grillot, ...More..

by | Friday, February 24, 2017

Javier Flores Houston Subway employee dies taking bullet for mother

Police say the Flores and his mother were the only people working in the southeast Houston Subway restaurant near closing time Wednesday night when two assailants rushed in and pointed a gun at the woman. A...More..

Family Of Tony Robinson Settles Civil Suit Over Killing By Madison Police
by | Friday, February 24, 2017

Family Of Tony Robinson Settles Civil Suit Over Killing By Madison Police

Attorneys for Tony Robinson's family announced the settlement Thursday . "That settlement figure does nothing for the Robinson family to fill the void of losing Tony". District Attorney Ismael Ozanne decline...More..

CHP officer killed during pursuit of motorcyclist
by | Friday, February 24, 2017

CHP officer killed during pursuit of motorcyclist

During the pursuit, Chellew lost control of his motorcycle, suffered major injuries and succumbed to his injuries at 6:11 p.m. Chellew was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died. Flags were set at ha...More..

Le Pen's chief of staff under formal investigation
by | Friday, February 24, 2017

Le Pen's chief of staff under formal investigation

She has proposed extending the 2004 law banning headscarves and other "ostentatious" religious symbols in classrooms to all public spaces. If the veteran politician decides not to run, both Macron and conserv...More..

Against backdrop of fear, city and county leaders hope to reassure immigrants
by | Friday, February 24, 2017

Against backdrop of fear, city and county leaders hope to reassure immigrants

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez gave official notice Tuesday that he is opting out of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's voluntary 287 (g) program . One of its most vocal opponents is Sen. One is...More..

by | Friday, February 24, 2017

FBI Chief Comey Refused WH Request to Dispute Reports on Russian Talks

This type of communication between the White House and the FBI isn't just unusual, but CNN notes that it's also "a violation of procedures" since it relates to a pending agency investigation. Initial reports ...More..

Betsy DeVos and Jeff Sessions fighting over transgender guidelines
by | Friday, February 24, 2017

Betsy DeVos and Jeff Sessions fighting over transgender guidelines

She said the "real threat is silencing people with whom you disagree". So, it appears that, in ultimately OK-ing the reversal of President Obama's 2016 order for schools to treat trans students equally in res...More..

Arkansas Supreme Court Rules Against City's LGBT Policy
by | Friday, February 24, 2017

Arkansas Supreme Court Rules Against City's LGBT Policy

The Arkansas Supreme Court has reversed the decision to uphold the Fayetteville Anti-Discrimination Ordinance 5781. The state's civil rights laws do not include gender identity or sexual orientation, and the ...More..

What happens now to the Supreme Court's first transgender rights case?
by | Friday, February 24, 2017

What happens now to the Supreme Court's first transgender rights case?

We've got no problem with that - at least the local part. That guidance issued last May articulated that Title IX - a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education ...More..

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinds Obama's Order on Private Prisons
by | Friday, February 24, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinds Obama's Order on Private Prisons

Sally Yates, then the deputy attorney general, said in a memo that research had found private prisons "simply do not provide the same level of correctional services, programs, and resources" and "do not save su...More..

Trump touts recent immigration raids, calls them a 'military operation'
by | Friday, February 24, 2017

Trump touts recent immigration raids, calls them a 'military operation'

The official guidelines released on Tuesday, following two memos from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly (pictured below), showed an expansion of immigration raids and the definition of criminal alien...More..

by | Friday, February 24, 2017

Ole Miss imposes bowl ban following new NCAA allegations

But at one point he had been an Ole Miss commit. One of the previous 13 charges was upgraded from failure to monitor, a Level II violation, to the much more serious Level I charge of lack of institutional co...More..

Trump Enforcement Plan Has Immigrants Bracing For Raids, Deportations
by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Trump Enforcement Plan Has Immigrants Bracing For Raids, Deportations

The guidance, obtained by CNN , does not change anything in the executive orders on border security and interior enforcement that Trump signed during his first week in office. Under a program known as 2...More..

by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Facing orders to leave camp, Dakota Access stalwarts brace for police crackdown

Protesters near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline are bracing for a stand-off with law enforcement as they face orders to evacuate a camp that has served as the base of their opposition to the multibilli...More..

by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tarek and Christine El Moussa 'terrified' to have TV careers ended

Flip or Flop star Christina El Moussa has reportedly called it quits on her romance with the family's former contractor Gary Anderson. The 33-year-old El Moussa has not personally spoken to the press although...More..

by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Supply of single component for manufacture overseas does not constitute patent infringement

The Taq polymerase at issue in Life Technologies is commonly used in genetic research and biotechnology and wasn't unique to the genetic testing kits Promega sued over, the court ruled. "A supplier may be...More..

Beyoncé Cancelled Her Coachella Performance
by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Beyoncé Cancelled Her Coachella Performance

Parkwood Entertainment and Coachella's producer Goldenvoice issued a statement on Thursday (Feb. 23, 2017) regarding Beyoncé's decision to drop out of her headlining spot in the festival's lineup. Beyo...More..

by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

John Boehner Is Pretty Sure Republicans Won't Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Instead, congressional Republicans are "going to fix Obamacare - I shouldn't call it repeal and replace , because it's not going to happen", he said . Last week, current Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters tha...More..

US Jobless Claims Measure at Lowest Level Since 1973
by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

US Jobless Claims Measure at Lowest Level Since 1973

Data for the prior week was modified to display 1,000 less applications received than previously reported. That was the lowest level since July. Initial jobless claims are used as a real-time proxy for the pa...More..

by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Vanessa Marcotte murder suspect believed to be Hispanic man

The person of interest has not been identified because the DNA has been passed through national criminal databases without a hit. The District Attorney has released a physical description of a person of inter...More..

Spirit Airlines coming to Pittsburgh International Airport
by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Spirit Airlines coming to Pittsburgh International Airport

The press release says the daily, non-stop flights from MYR to PIT will begin May 25, and end in November. Additionally, the Miramar-based airline plans to launch nonstop service to Pittsburgh from five oth...More..

by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Top Conservative Said the Alt-Right Are Actually 'Left-Wing Fascists'

CPAC will be looking to move beyond those headlines and see if conservatives have warmed up to Trump now that he's the president and the party's leader. So Trump , a former casino developer, should feel at h...More..

by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

NYPD Commissioner Asks Congress to Pay for Trump Tower Security

That cost was less than the $35 million initially estimated and actually decreased, in part, because fewer cops were assigned to the security deployment after the holidays, according to the mayor's office. On d...More..

Powerball jackpot reaches $403 Million
by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Powerball jackpot reaches $403 Million

The jackpot is back to $40 million and the next drawing for that is Saturday night. The one-time cash option for Wednesday's drawing was estimated at $243.9 million. The estimated jackpot was worth $435.3 m...More..

Protester Jumps Barricade, Snatches Confederate Flag in Charleston
by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Protester Jumps Barricade, Snatches Confederate Flag in Charleston

Local media outlets report Bree Newsome is giving a talk at 7 p.m- 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Sottile Theatre. Charleston Police Department spokesman Charles Francis says 31-year-old Muhiyidin d'Baha, whose l...More..

Trump's new travel ban will be a lot like the last one
by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Trump's new travel ban will be a lot like the last one

Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit later upheld that freeze. As I said two weeks ago and still believe, this ban is targeted at Muslim people, and his persistence to push forward with it will only alienate ...More..

Man wanted in Peabody double homicide committed carjacking, remains at large
by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Man wanted in Peabody double homicide committed carjacking, remains at large

Doughty took the auto to Boston where the victim was able to escape unharmed after the susepect went into a liqour store near Tremont Street. Wes Doughty , 39, is wanted in the killing of Mark Greenlaw , 37...More..

by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

CPS tells principals not to allow immigration officials in schools without warrant

Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson on Tuesday also urged principals to have parents update student emergency contact forms and include backup contacts in the event a child's parents were detained. School pr...More..

Who is HR McMaster, Trump's new national security adviser?
by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Who is HR McMaster, Trump's new national security adviser?

Trump's call for Flynn to go "was the proper decision, it was handled properly and in a timely way", he said . When McMaster was a colonel he served as an advising officer on counterinsurgency operations i...More..

Investigators call slain teen a hero; Delphi community reacts to news
by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Investigators call slain teen a hero; Delphi community reacts to news

For days, police declined to label the man a suspect or comment on who took the photo and where it was captured. "We believe this person is our suspect", Sgt. The man in the photo is wearing blue jeans, a blue ...More..

by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Families Evacuated Due to San Jose Floods, Mayor Says

Earlier Tuesday, firefighters rescued five people stranded by flooding at a homeless camp along the same creek in San Jose. Horses in Amit, Louisiana suffered serious chemical burns when they were trapped in ...More..

by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Administration to lift transgender bathroom guidance

Although the original guidance carried no force of law, transgender rights advocates say it was necessary to protect students from discrimination. According to a source, controversial Education Secretary Bet...More..

by | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Evacuees Return Home to Assess San Jose Flooding Damage

Many residents were caught by surprise by the flooding and could not prepare, and things are further complicated by shelters that are not accepting pets - though the San Jose Animal Shelter is taking in pets fo...More..