Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu , who replaced Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett as conference president this weekend, also talked about global warming on Friday . Among these are questions about carbon emission management, use of renewable energ... More..

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Oxford English Dictionary adds 'woke' to the lexicon
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Oxford English Dictionary adds 'woke' to the lexicon

The quarterly update includes "post-truth", previously announced by the OED as its word of the year for 2016 following Britain's Brexit referendum and Donald Trump's presidential victory. The dictionary sai...More..

Prosecutor says Castile verdict must be respected
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Prosecutor says Castile verdict must be respected

In addition to the second-degree manslaughter charge, Yanez was also acquitted of two lesser charges of endangering the safety of Castile's girlfriend and young daughter, who were in the vehicle when Castile ...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Supreme Court last day notable for what was and wasn't said

Roberts clarified that, while the department did not try to mandate or prevent a specific religious practice at Trinity , their refusal to award the grant presented the school with a choice of either remaining...More..

Cuomo Calls Special Session to Address Mayoral School Control
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cuomo Calls Special Session to Address Mayoral School Control

The governor responded that the amendment was an example of the feds unfairly imposing their will on NY and forcing its citizens to pay extra for federal cutbacks. "While the Governor turns a blind eye to the r...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Remnants Of Cindy: Heavy Rain, Storms Expected In Middle Tennessee

We have one more day, Saturday , of seeing a chance of rain from this system and then we finally begin to dry out. The capital city and surrounding area can expect between 2 to 3 inches of rainfall from late...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Supreme Court rules for church preschool in religious liberty case

The court ruled on June 26 that the government may not exclude religious groups from grant programs simply because they are religious. State officials denied the grant application because Trinity Lutheran ...More..

New York City subway riders evacuated from disabled train
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

New York City subway riders evacuated from disabled train

Passengers interviewed by local TV stations described the train vibrating wildly and bucking as it went off the rails. NEW YORK-Emergency personnel have responded to a New York City subway station where passe...More..

Star running back Zamir White makes his commitment announcement
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Star running back Zamir White makes his commitment announcement

Dating back to 1999, White has the highest 247Sports composite rating of any running back out of North Carolina. White projects as a top-end feature back at the next level. Rivals.com and Scout.com also ...More..

GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar

As chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee , Corker plays a central role in these sales. The council is an alliance of six Middle Eastern countries, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirate...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Trump claims victory as court partially reinstates travel ban

The travel ban can take effect in 72 hours and will block many travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the USA for 90 days. "Today's compromise will burden executive officials with t...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ray Tensing retrial: Mistrial declared for 2nd time after jury deadlocks

Ray Tensing , 27, was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter after he shot Samuel DuBose , a 43-year-old African-American man during a traffic stop in July 2015. Smith had a gun when he ran, but th...More..

Original Disneyland map sells for 708000 dollars
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Original Disneyland map sells for 708000 dollars

Disneyland Park in California is one of the most famous theme parks in the world, and recently the original map designed by the park's creator was auctioned. "As we had expected, this extraordinary Disneyla...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms

Now, with the G.O.P.in control of both houses of Congress , and the White House , the hypocrisy at the heart of the Republican position has been dragged into the sunlight. It also warned that some insurance p...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

It was a legal win for the administration - to an extent. But the other six kept blocking it as it applies to those traveling to the USA on employment, student or family immigrant visas as well as other cases...More..

Israeli settlement building soars, official data shows
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Israeli settlement building soars, official data shows

The move comes ahead of a scheduled visit by a USA delegation to discuss prospects for reviving the stagnant peace process, which, according to Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh, "indicate...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

"No Nexus to Terrorism" in Congressional Baseball Shooting

He remains in the hospital after undergoing multiple surgeries and is expected to recover. Five people were shot at a morning practice about five miles from the Capitol, the police said. "A second document wi...More..

Johns Hopkins Children's Center ranks fifth best children's hospital
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Johns Hopkins Children's Center ranks fifth best children's hospital

Other designees among the top 10 are Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Nationwide Children's Hospital, UPMC's Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Childr...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

DeVos weighs in on Supreme Court church decision

Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer centered on a religiously affiliated preschool's application for state-funded tire shreds, which soften a playground's surface and prevent injuries. She expla...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

GOP Senate Bill Would Cut Health Care Coverage By 22 Million

Average premiums would be about 20 percent higher in 2018 than under the Affordable Care Act, Monday's report said . Republican Sen. Bob Corker, whose office is receiving thousands of daily calls, spent ...More..

An Arkansas prison inmate recaptured after 32 years
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

An Arkansas prison inmate recaptured after 32 years

She added that he has not been in trouble since he got out, and that "he's a good person". Galloway thought Jones' son was helping care for her. Due to the statute of limitations, according to the Saline ...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case

WASHINGTON-The U.S. Supreme Court ruled states sometimes must make public funds available to religious organizations, a decision some Baptists hailed as a victory for religious freedom and others saw as c...More..

Trump Trolls as Democrats Consider Reshuffling Leadership: 'Please Let Cryin' Chuck Stay!'
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Trump Trolls as Democrats Consider Reshuffling Leadership: 'Please Let Cryin' Chuck Stay!'

But after what happened on Tuesday night in special congressional elections in Georgia and SC, I'm beginning to think the Democrats are never going to get exhausted of losing. "I thrive on competition, and I ...More..

Takata files for bankruptcy after fatality-ridden airbag scandal
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Takata files for bankruptcy after fatality-ridden airbag scandal

USA auto parts maker Key Safety Systems Inc., however, has put in an offer to buy the struggling firm, the majority of its assets and its subsidiaries, including its seatbelt and child seat businesses, for 17...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Who Will & Won't Be Impacted by the Travel Ban After SCOTUS Decision

Critics called it a discriminatory " Muslim ban ". But some immigrant advocates are concerned that a refugee's relationship with US resettlement group might be questioned at the airport. And the court's deci...More..

Israel starts work on new settlement amid United States peace push
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Israel starts work on new settlement amid United States peace push

Those talks in large part collapsed after Israel ignored USA pressure and announced the building of thousands of new homes in existing settlement blocs. Nickolay Mladenov stressed that the United Nations consid...More..

Senate Republicans issue modest revisions to health care bill
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Senate Republicans issue modest revisions to health care bill

The AMA has about a quarter-million members. They're also anticipating about 7 million fewer people who would be getting coverage on the individual insurance market. Mike Lee and Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson. Tho...More..

Court partly reinstates Trump travel ban, fall arguments set
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Court partly reinstates Trump travel ban, fall arguments set

In his statement , President Trump said that the "unanimous Supreme Court decision " was "a clear victory for our national security". It was on January 27 - 151 days ago as of Tuesday - that Trump signe...More..

The Supreme Court will hear a case on partisan gerrymandering
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Supreme Court will hear a case on partisan gerrymandering

The case before the court is Gill v. Whitford , which grew out of election results in 2010 that gave Republicans control of Wisconsin's government. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton - all play...More..

I prefer having rich people in charge of the economy
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I prefer having rich people in charge of the economy

On the border wall, the president reassured his base: "And yes, we will build the wall". "I said, 'Because that's the kind of thinking we want ... because they're representing the country". "We're 5-0 in specia...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

PM Narendra Modi's US Visit: Try calling Donald - No harm in trying

Despite the upbeat rhetoric, the relationship between the two leaders has hit some initial snags. During the statement, Modi and Trump praised one another and their respective nations. Hours before Modi's arr...More..

WashPost: Kushner's Firm Received $285M Loan Just Before Election
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WashPost: Kushner's Firm Received $285M Loan Just Before Election

Kushner, 36, is one of Trump's closest advisers in the White House and has been tasked with a litany of duties, including bringing peace to the Middle East, overseeing relations with Mexico and China and revamp...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

A Colorado state court ruled against Phillips in 2015, saying the state's public accommodation law did not allow the baker to refuse the couple's request. The new ruling could most immediate affect a case set f...More..

Support for gay marriage surges, even among groups once wary
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Support for gay marriage surges, even among groups once wary

Still, the overall findings show just how far and quickly public opinion has swayed in favor of marriage equality - a trend cemented by the Supreme Court's 2015 ruling legalizing same-sex marriages nationwide...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hawaii, Trump React To US Supreme Court Travel Ban Order

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday morning that elements of the travel ban implemented by President Donald J. Trump will now be enforced until the court hears the case this October during its next t...More..