Did 14 Washington, DC, Girls Go Missing Within a 24-Hour Period?

A letter written by Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond , (D-La.) and D.C. Del. Get free real-time news alerts from the Washington DC Patch. Human trafficking has been suggested as a possible motive for so many missing kids. CN... More..

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Panthers sign Jonathan Stewart to contract extension
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Panthers sign Jonathan Stewart to contract extension

The extension pushes Stewart's contract through 2018. "The fans and the organisation, they've always been good to me. I'm just glad to be here". Stewart played in 13 games last season for Carolina and ran for...More..

Trump prods Freedom Caucus to drop opposition to health plan
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Trump prods Freedom Caucus to drop opposition to health plan

But evidently, Trump and the Freedom Caucus still haven't resolved their differences. "I'm always concerned about the Freedom Caucus and where they may go, but I think we have the votes to make this pass." ...More..

College Student Home for spring break fatally shot in DC
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

College Student Home for spring break fatally shot in DC

Ayana McAllister's family and friends described her as an 18-year-old with a lot of promise. "We were there to support him", she said. Those close to the investigation say that on Monday night, a group of ...More..

Babies named Romeo and Juliet born 18 hours apart at same hospital
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Babies named Romeo and Juliet born 18 hours apart at same hospital

Photographer Cassie Clayshulte was working at the hospital that day and managed to capture the remarkable happenstance, and posted a few photos on her Facebook page along with a handsome caption saying tha...More..

by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

PAUL RYAN: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'

Many members were nervous about the Congressional Budget Officeshowing that the bill would lead eventually to 24 million people losing insurance, while some moderate Republicans anxious that ending the ACA's M...More..

Virginia Judge Sides With Trump Admin On Travel Ban
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Virginia Judge Sides With Trump Admin On Travel Ban

Trenga had questioned at a hearing this week whether the injunction sought by the civil rights group is necessary, given the orders already in place from the Hawaii and Maryland judges. About a dozen deputies f...More..

by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Trouble for Trump as House Freedom Caucus will oppose Obamacare replacement bill

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and his chief aides say they can only do so much under arcane budget rules that allow them to avoid a Democratic filibuster in the Senate, so holdouts should take into account executi...More..

by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

High Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled students

Educational plans for them, he said , must still be "appropriately ambitious in light of his circumstances". The Obama administration later joined the parents in urging the High Court to adopt the standard t...More..

by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Paul Ryan Concedes on Health Care, Says House Will Move On

We spoke with Christopher Murray, of Marquette University's Les Aspin Center for Government. Many of those members were bitterly disappointed. "There is a block of no votes that we had - and that is why thi...More..

Trump asks Republicans to withdraw healthcare bill
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Trump asks Republicans to withdraw healthcare bill

To pass the bill in the upper house of Congress, G.O.P. leadership can only lose two Republican votes, assuming that Vice President Mike Pence will vote yes in the event of a tie and all Democrats will vote n...More..

Maryland High School Rape Suspects Illegally Crossed Southern Border To Join Relatives
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Maryland High School Rape Suspects Illegally Crossed Southern Border To Join Relatives

On Thursday, during a visit to a nearby elementary school, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos also issued a statement about the case. While they didn't inform the parent community in the March 7 case, he said, "we...More..

GOP senator apologizes for mammogram joke
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

GOP senator apologizes for mammogram joke

After host Andrea Mitchell referenced Roberts' apology for commenting on Essential Health Benefits by sarcastically remarking that he "wouldn't want to lose my mammograms". "I never meant to indicate otherwi...More..

South Africa arrests 3 after burglary at chief justices's office
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

South Africa arrests 3 after burglary at chief justices's office

Breytenbach wrote Motshekga earlier this week to demand that the briefing be attended by the ministers of justice, police and state security so that they could answers questions on the burglary at Mogoeng's off...More..

Judge in Virginia declines to block travel ban
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Judge in Virginia declines to block travel ban

However, the March 6 travel ban, which temporarily prevents entry to the USA for citizens from six Muslim majority countries, remains stayed - with two previous courts ruling in favour of an emergency halt on...More..

Dead in Mosul Air Strike, But Are Numbers Fabricated by ISIS?
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Dead in Mosul Air Strike, But Are Numbers Fabricated by ISIS?

Jawdat added that security personnel found documents, explosive devices, weapons and communication sets inside the facility. Ali al-Husseini, the spokesperson of Hashd al-Sha'abi for northern Iraq, told al-Su...More..

Ex-Penn State president guilty after failing to report suspected Sandusky abuse
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ex-Penn State president guilty after failing to report suspected Sandusky abuse

They face a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He is free on bail until sentencing later this spring, and his lawyer intends to appeal. Spanier never took the stand as his defense re...More..

Melissa McCarthy Reveals How Her Sean Spicer Impression Came to Be
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Melissa McCarthy Reveals How Her Sean Spicer Impression Came to Be

McCarthy said that she didn't pitch the idea, and originally she didn't understand why SNL wanted her to play him- "cut to, somebody being like, 'boy, do you really look like that guy'". Spicer . "And then ...More..

Wife Of Undocumented Immigrant Now Regrets Voting For Trump
by | Friday, March 24, 2017

Wife Of Undocumented Immigrant Now Regrets Voting For Trump

Trump", she added . During a trip to Niagara Falls in 2000 with his wife, Helen, and stepson, Phil Kolliopoulos, Beristain was arrested when the family inadvertently took a wrong turn and arrived at the Cana...More..

Trump Made The Freedom Caucus An Offer They Can Refuse
by | Friday, March 24, 2017

Trump Made The Freedom Caucus An Offer They Can Refuse

White House officials then issued a warning to GOP members of Congress: Pass the bill Friday or Obamacare stays. It also said that 24 million fewer people would be insured by 2026. "We're going to be li...More..

Trump calls out Freedom Caucus in tweets
by | Friday, March 24, 2017

Trump calls out Freedom Caucus in tweets

As a vote to send the bill to the Senate was delayed and rescheduled on Thursday (23 March) Trump's Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that if Republicans don't pass the bill on Friday the president will leav...More..

Cop calls IRS scammer back, and the exchange goes viral
by | Friday, March 24, 2017

Cop calls IRS scammer back, and the exchange goes viral

The video, which has millions of views on Facebook already, shows Officer Kyle Roder catching the conman in a number of lies over the phone. During the five minute conversation the officer was threatened wi...More..

Coons questions Gorsuch on day 2 of confirmation hearings
by | Friday, March 24, 2017

Coons questions Gorsuch on day 2 of confirmation hearings

Gorsuch will eventually need the support of at least eight Democrats to get the 60 Senate votes needed to be confirmed to the bench. "We were bound by circuit precedent, a case called Urban v Jefferson C...More..

Ohio Senate Bill 199 brings changes to state's concealed carry laws
by | Friday, March 24, 2017

Ohio Senate Bill 199 brings changes to state's concealed carry laws

A new law in OH took effect Tuesday this week allowing anyone with a concealed-carry license to carry their firearms in more places, including day-care facilities and non-secure sections of airports. David Th...More..

by | Friday, March 24, 2017

Grassley Slams Schumer, Says Supreme Court Has Been 'Poisoned'

Democrats have been opposed to Gorsuch filling the Supreme Court's vacant ninth seat since he was formally nominated by Trump last month. While witnesses addressed the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate D...More..

Latest Poll on Planned Parenthood Defunding Is Misleading
by | Friday, March 24, 2017

Latest Poll on Planned Parenthood Defunding Is Misleading

But one of those who said she will vote yes is Congresswoman Martha McSally of Tucson. "It's wildly unpopular", Richards told BuzzFeed , referring to the bill. But the Freedom Caucus's objections to the bill...More..

by | Friday, March 24, 2017

House delays health care vote after failing to reach deal

In a last-ditch effort to win over conservative Republicans Friday morning, House leaders added changes negotiated by Trump and House Republicans that would, among other things, eliminate minimum requirements...More..

Pizza Shop Hoax Shooter Pleads Guilty to Gun Charges
by | Friday, March 24, 2017

Pizza Shop Hoax Shooter Pleads Guilty to Gun Charges

Welch told police that he fired the rifle to try to open a locked door, and left the restaurant when he found no evidence of child sex trafficking, prosecutors said. No one was hurt after he fired multiple shot...More..

Yes, Dems Should Block Gorsuch While the FBI's Trump Probe Goes on
by | Friday, March 24, 2017

Yes, Dems Should Block Gorsuch While the FBI's Trump Probe Goes on

WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats vowed Thursday to filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, signaling a partisan showdown over the nominee's fate and the future of century-old rules in the ...More..

Florida man enjoys pancake breakfast ... in the middle of an intersection
by | Friday, March 24, 2017

Florida man enjoys pancake breakfast ... in the middle of an intersection

Police said someone called them Tuesday morning to report a man sitting in a crosswalk of the eastbound lanes of Memorial Boulevard and Brunnell Parkway. They went back to the intersection on Thursday and found...More..

by | Friday, March 24, 2017

Confirmation hearings begin for Supreme Court nominee

Gorsuch refused to give his opinion of Trump's travel ban, saying it was an ongoing case. "OK, I'll criticize judges". Whitehouse replied that a Congress beholden to corporate interests will never do as Gorsu...More..

by | Friday, March 24, 2017

Neil Gorsuch faces tough questions after Supreme Court ruling

The Tenth Circuit Court ruled in favor of the local school district, applying several precedents of that Circuit Court following the "bare minimum" approach. In eight he sided with the school district. During...More..

Trump fires 46 Obama-era Justice Dept. attorneys. Is that normal?
by | Friday, March 24, 2017

Trump fires 46 Obama-era Justice Dept. attorneys. Is that normal?

And it has raised questions about what will happen to investigations now that the "Sheriff of Wall Street" is gone. Here's a plain English Q&A about Bharara's dismissal and what it means. Since the White Hous...More..

How to watch World Cup Qualifying
by | Friday, March 24, 2017

How to watch World Cup Qualifying

Following a wild set of matches in 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying the USA earned two comeback wins during the 2009 Hexagonal, sending the team on its way to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The identity of Howard's bac...More..

Blast near Dhaka police box: It's not an attack, says DMP chief
by | Friday, March 24, 2017

Blast near Dhaka police box: It's not an attack, says DMP chief

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a security checkpoint near Bangladesh's worldwide airport on Friday, police said, the second such incident in a week. IS have also claimed responsibility for a wave of killin...More..