Judge Gorsuch and the corpse flower

Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, told Gorsuch during the hearing. He also underscored his commitment to the separation of powers, stating, "It is for this body, the people's representatives, to make new laws, for the executive to ensur... More..

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by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Investigator dismisses Trump's claim Obama tapped his phone

In a similar development, the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Monday denied a claim from Trump that there had been a wiretap on his Trump Tower in NY, but said it was pos...More..

by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jury Selection Starts in Spanier Trial

All told, he is up against two counts of endangering the welfare of children, and one count of conspiring to do so. Spanier was later charged with a number of felonies but his more serious charges were droppe...More..

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Targets Trump With Bulldog Hire
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Targets Trump With Bulldog Hire

Master was previously deputy chief of the criminal division of the US attorney's office in Manhattan. Haren was previously chief counsel to Democratic U.S. Master did not return a call for comment and Haren cou...More..

Roger Stone responds to Comey hearing, denies claims of Russian Federation collusion
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Roger Stone responds to Comey hearing, denies claims of Russian Federation collusion

Rhetorically, Schiff said: "Is it coincidence that Roger Stone predicted that John Podesta would be a victim of a Russian hack and have his private emails published, and did so even before Mr Podesta himself ...More..

Overland Park father finds home in flames after CityPlace fire spreads
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Overland Park father finds home in flames after CityPlace fire spreads

Firefighters responded to the apartment fire at around 3:30 p.m. Monday. "It's a bit of a war zone here", said Jason Rhodes, public information officer for the Overland Park Fire Department. Embers spread fro...More..

by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Democrats Criticize Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch As Pro

Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. "Now they are arguing that the Senate should rubber stamp a nominee selected by extreme interest groups and nominated by a president who lost the popular vote by almost 3 million votes". Mu...More..

Republicans revamp U.S. health bill, boost benefits to older Americans
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Republicans revamp U.S. health bill, boost benefits to older Americans

But he allowed the additional assistance was one of several House revisions to be discussed in advance of Thursday's vote, along with possible changes to help low-income people more with tax credits and requi...More..

Shots Fired Outside LA County Sheriff's Station
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Shots Fired Outside LA County Sheriff's Station

Two armored SWAT vehicles then entered the parking lot about 1000 hours CST, with one of the vehicles approaching the SUV. Temple Station deputies became suspicious of the man's demeanor and watched him as he...More..

Charges pending against Dixon student after report of gun on school property
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Charges pending against Dixon student after report of gun on school property

As a result, the suspect was due to be released from jail Friday afternoon. Today an adult male came into Champlin Park High School with the intent of meeting a student. Brooklyn Park police learned the man w...More..

by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Supreme Court Nominee's Rulings On ADA, IDEA Have Advocates Worried

She emphasized the Supreme Court's role in many legal questions that directly impact people - abortion rights, money in politics, voting restrictions, environmental pollution, gun control and employment discrim...More..

AG's office raises questions about Frisco high school prayer room
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

AG's office raises questions about Frisco high school prayer room

We "recently became aware of Liberty High School's prayer room", Deputy Attorney General Andrew Leonie wrote to the schools superintendent - about two weeks after the room was profiled in the student newspape...More..

by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Everything We Learned from James Comey This Morning

However, he gave no timetable when the probe would be finished. "The one crime we know that's been committed is that one : the leaking of someone's name.", Representative Devin Nunes , chairman of the Hou...More..

Sanctuary Travis County Released 142 Illegal Immigrants In A Week
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Sanctuary Travis County Released 142 Illegal Immigrants In A Week

During that week, ICE issued 3,083 detainers. Williamson County declined four recent detainers and Bastrop County declined three. The report also shows that the amount of detainers declined by Travis Coun...More..

by | Monday, March 20, 2017

US Supreme Court won't throw out Sen. Menendez charges

Prosecutors allege Menendez accepted campaign donations and gifts , including a stay at a Caribbean villa and private jet flights, from Melgen in exchange for interceding in various matters on his friend's beh...More..

by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Personal electronics banned on flights to the United States from 13 countries

The tweet was deleted several hours later. The ban comes into effect starting March 21 and airlines are expected to comply within 96 hours. The ban is said to be for a limited period which was not specifi...More..

Cinco De Mayo Parade Organizers Cancel Celebration Over Fears Of ICE Crackdown
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Cinco De Mayo Parade Organizers Cancel Celebration Over Fears Of ICE Crackdown

Edgar Ramirez , one of the event's organizers, said that the decision was "sad but responsible" in an interview with NBC10 Friday but had to made because of "the severe conditions affecting the immigrant comm...More..

All eyes on Federal Bureau of Investigation chief as Russian Federation, wiretap claims swirl
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

All eyes on Federal Bureau of Investigation chief as Russian Federation, wiretap claims swirl

But no credible evidence has emerged to support those claims, and the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said last week that they have seen nothing that supports the allegation. ...More..

by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Meals on Wheels Sees Massive Spike in Volunteers After Budget Controversy

Nevertheless, Meals on Wheels quickly became the poster child for the impact of Trump's budget cuts. Various media outlets have published articles claiming that the Trump administration's federal budget will ...More..

by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Rep. Schiff previews Federal Bureau of Investigation director's House hearing on Russian Federation probe

There is no way for me to give you a timetable. Earlier in the hearing, the chairman of the committee contradicted an earlier assertion from Mr Trump by saying that there had been no wiretapping of Trump Towe...More..

FORBES' 31st ANNUAL WORLD'S BILLIONAIRES ISSUE
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

FORBES' 31st ANNUAL WORLD'S BILLIONAIRES ISSUE

Bill Gates is the richest person on the planet for the fourth straight year, in what was a record year for billionaires and their fortunes, according to the annual list from Forbes magazine . The magazine put ...More..

Auburn University board selects new president
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Auburn University board selects new president

If he has land-grant experience, he will know who we are". "I want to make it clear that the University is really about the people". According to a press release on its website regarding the presidential sear...More..

Republicans revise healthcare bill for the benefit of old Americans
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Republicans revise healthcare bill for the benefit of old Americans

Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanRyan expects changes to Trump's proposed NIH budget cuts Ryan on healthcare plan: "We're right where we want to be" Sunday shows preview: Healthcare, White House budget in spotlight...More..

Mickey: Great weather for the first day of spring
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Mickey: Great weather for the first day of spring

Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Today's Topeka forecast calls for sunny skies with a high temperature of 79 degrees, while rain will be possible here later this week. Partly sunny, with a high near 5...More..

Myths about the spring equinox
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Myths about the spring equinox

It's one of two days out of the year - the other being the autumnal equinox in September - when the Earth's axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun, resulting in a "nearly" equal amount of daylight ...More..

by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Vigil for missing Tennessee girl,15, 'snatched by her former teacher'

No matter how far you've gone or what is happening right now, God's grace is sufficient for you and he wants you to come home". Her former teacher, Tad Cummins, 50, is allegedly shown on surveillance footage ...More..

Warm temperatures and high fire danger for Sunday
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Warm temperatures and high fire danger for Sunday

It will be a little on the chilly side for Sunday night, with temps falling into the low 40s. We will still have mostly sunny skies for each day. Tuesday is going to be a ideal spring day for outdoor projec...More..

by | Monday, March 20, 2017

German minister hits back at Trump

Despite the rising cry for evidence and top U.S. Senators refusing to acknowledge the existence of any such wiretapping, Trump refused to disown claims, that British intelligence tapped his phones following a...More..

by | Monday, March 20, 2017

The GOP's health care bill is facing a fresh House committee test

Last Friday, the White House won support from conservative Republican Study Committee (RSC) leaders by agreeing to give states the option to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients and to block grant Me...More..

$12000 Reward Offered For Capture Of Firebombing Suspect That Killed Two
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

$12000 Reward Offered For Capture Of Firebombing Suspect That Killed Two

Smith says investigators believe that the firebombing was in retaliation for the shooting. "Regardless of who the targets might have been in side that house, Antonio Wright put the lives of a number of people...More..

Iowans Prepare for Monday's Supreme Court Justice Hearing
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Iowans Prepare for Monday's Supreme Court Justice Hearing

A recent survey showed that 91 percent of Democratic congressional staffers expect him to be confirmed, as Democratic senators have failed to find any salient items that would merit disqualification. Ad...More..

Democrats preview line of attack on 'pro-corporate' high court nominee
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Democrats preview line of attack on 'pro-corporate' high court nominee

For Mr. Gutierrez-Brizuela's lawyer, Mr. Cook, it's a tough call to predict how Judge Gorsuch's views on executive power will guide him if he's called on as a Supreme Court justice to review Mr. And the hostili...More..

Trump goes all in for the GOP's Obamacare replacement
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Trump goes all in for the GOP's Obamacare replacement

House Republicans , optimistic they can cobble together enough votes to approve the plan, are set to vote Thursday on the replacement bill, CNN reported . That would let Trump pressure "Democrats in these r...More..

After CBO Score, Republican leaders show no signs of shifting course
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

After CBO Score, Republican leaders show no signs of shifting course

That group of House members includes some who'd been lukewarm about the bill going into the meeting. GOP divisions also threaten the legislation in that chamber. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price t...More..

Gopher men's hockey secures No. 1 seed at the Northeast Regional
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Gopher men's hockey secures No. 1 seed at the Northeast Regional

The Gophers will play Notre Dame in a first round game Saturday at 2:30 PM and the victor will advance to play the victor of UMass-Lowell and Cornell on Sunday for a trip to the NCAA Frozen Four . A total of 4...More..