Authorities: Missing teen spotted with teacher in Oklahoma

Elizabeth Thomas , the 15-year-old Tennessee girl who disappeared with her teacher Tad Cummins almost three weeks ago, has been spotted at a store in Oklahoma City. TBI is offering a separate, additional reward of $1,000 for anyone who provides infor... More..

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Jared And Ivanka Face Ethics Minefield Over $741M Empire

The ethics filing released Friday night by the White House detailed the assets of almost 200 Trump staffers, including first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, chief strategist Steve Bannon...More..

Cheerful Britons catapult country into top 20 of world's happiest nations
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Cheerful Britons catapult country into top 20 of world's happiest nations

Together it is used to generate a happiness score from 1 to 10. The report highlights that many African countries suffer from a "happiness deficit", and Central African Republic is last on the list. An ...More..

Court case highlights federal immigration detainer requests
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Court case highlights federal immigration detainer requests

They have discussed, furthermore, expanding agreement 287-G and deputizing local law enforcement officers as immigration agents across the country. All those detained had prior convictions ranging from assault ...More..

Merkel's party easily beats centre-left in Saarland state poll
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Merkel's party easily beats centre-left in Saarland state poll

Exit polls indicate that Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party has emerged easily as the strongest party from an election in Germany's western Saarland state - an unexpectedly strong performance and a ...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Tornado kills 2 in Louisiana as state put on 'high alert'

Martin Parish Sheriff's Office . National Weather Service meteorologist John Hart said there was a significant risk for MS and Alabama as the system keeps moving east. Damaging winds, possibly widespread and...More..

White House invites intel cmte lawmakers to review new info
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

White House invites intel cmte lawmakers to review new info

The cloud of investigation has hung over Trump's White House since the day he took office. Nunes, a Republican, sparked a controversy last week when he said he had seen documents at the White House that indic...More..

Over 280 Iraqi soldiers killed in Mosul — US military
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Over 280 Iraqi soldiers killed in Mosul — US military

USA airstrikes probably played a role in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul earlier this month, us and Iraqi military officials acknowledged Tuesday, but they denied the rules for avoiding civilian ca...More..

Charter school CEOs: Support public education
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Charter school CEOs: Support public education

The study found that while public schools had improved, private schools did not because they were mostly exempt from state accountability standards. Gilbert Villegas (36) urged the Illinois General Assembly to ...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Strong Storms Possible Late-Day Monday

The greatest tornado risk is centered over southern Alabama. A suspected tornado flipped a mobile home off its foundation Sunday in Louisiana, killing a mother and her 3-year-old daughter as a powerful stor...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Health care reform need not be accomplished quickly

So if House Republicans can't pass a spending bill to keep the government open past April 28, when current funding will run out, it's the Republicans' fault. -Everyone has to report their health insurance statu...More..

Donnelly says he will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Donnelly says he will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch

Tester said he based his decision on the judge's past cases, noting that he found troubling Gorsuch's record on privacy and that he believes Gorsuch places corporations over people. "How that happens really dep...More..

13 confirmed dead in head-on collision involving Texas church bus
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

13 confirmed dead in head-on collision involving Texas church bus

Kushler, who said he followed the truck for 15 minutes, told reporters that he then witnessed the crash and was able to speak to the driver, 20-year-old Jack Dillon Young . National Transportation Safety Board...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Some Alabama schools announce closings Monday ahead of possible severe weather

Severe weather bringing strong winds and potential flooding is battering the Southeast, with a tornado in Louisiana claiming two lives Sunday morning. NWS issued a "particularly unsafe situation" tornado watch ...More..

Judge halts shutdown of last Kentucky abortion clinic
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Judge halts shutdown of last Kentucky abortion clinic

So Kentucky's letter, Amiri said, arrived "totally out of the blue". "We will continue to fight to ensure that women in Kentucky, and throughout the country, can get the care that they need". The agreements are...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Clinton defends April Ryan after verbal attack by Spicer

What we've got here is exactly what it looks like: A tense, testy exchange between a reporter and the White House press secretary, brought on by a frankly obnoxious question that's impossible to answer effect...More..

A couple rounds of showers and storms expect Sunday night
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

A couple rounds of showers and storms expect Sunday night

Monday night: A chance of showers and storms late. We'll eventually see some sunshine for a few folks out there. TONIGHT: Increasing clouds, not as cold. Friday will be breezy and cloudy with highs in the ...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Unanswered Questions about Rep. Nunes and Russian Federation

Nunes briefs Trump before Schiff, despite Trump being a potential subject of the committee's investigation. Mr. Nunes told reporters Tuesday morning. Rep. Other members of the House Intelligence Committee have ...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Barely-Dems Begin to Buckle On Gorsuch Filibuster

Manchin says he holds "no illusions that I will agree with every decision Judge Gorsuch may issue in the future, but I have not found any reasons why this jurist should not be a Supreme Court Justice". "Praise ...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Joe Donnelly Comes Out In Support of Gorsuch

Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Joe Donnelley of IN have committed to President Trump's nominee. It is unclear whether Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of NY can garner...More..

Indiana Democrat to back Gorsuch nomination to Supreme Court
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Indiana Democrat to back Gorsuch nomination to Supreme Court

Joe Donnelly of IN, announced support for Gorsuch - while warning Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) not to change Senate rules to drop the threshold on this week's procedural vote on Gorsuch from 60 to ...More..

Witness claims pickup driver admitted texting before collision
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Witness claims pickup driver admitted texting before collision

Kuchler said he saw Young's pickup drifting onto the highway's shoulder and across the center line, so he called authorities multiple times warning that he feared the driver would cause a head-on crash. Dozens ...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Arrest made in sex assault streamed on Facebook Live

Investigators didn't specify how many others would likely be charged, but they did say one adult man was among them. In a press release late Saturday night, Chicago Police announced they had made an arrest ...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

White House releases financial disclosures for senior officials including Kushner, Bannon, Conway

The White House on Friday released documents that show the wealth and assets of numerous senior administration officials, including President Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, chief strategist Steph...More..

NY budget is overdue; few signs of negotiation progress
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

NY budget is overdue; few signs of negotiation progress

Throughout the day, a bipartisan working group of Democratic Assembly lawmakers and Senate Republicans huddled with Cuomo on the contentious raise the age issue. "We have resolved the financial issues customa...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Gonzaga holds off SC 77-73 in Final Four

However Gonzaga were nearly left ruing what would have been an upset defeat when a 65-51 lead with 11 minutes to play turned into a 67-65 advantage for SC after 16 unanswered points. Not only do the Gamecocks...More..

Veterans group's mailers target Bill Nelson in Neil Gorsuch vote
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Veterans group's mailers target Bill Nelson in Neil Gorsuch vote

Another vote potentially up for grabs is that of Michael Bennet, a Democrat from Gorsuch's home state of Colorado. Gorsuch is the the son of Anne Gorsuch Burford who was the first leader of the Environmental ...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

North Carolina Repeals Bathroom Bill: Businesses, Sports Organizations Leave State, Hurting Economy

In basketball-crazed North Carolina, the withdrawal of NCAA tournament games and the National Basketball Association All-Star game, which had been awarded to Charlotte, reverberated throughout the state. The ne...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Third Democratic senator says he'll support Gorsuch

In announcing her opposition to Gorsuch and support for the filibuster, McCaskill said that she does, nevertheless, "remain very anxious about our polarized politics and what the future will bring, since I'm ...More..

US Senate lets states defund 'abortion' clinics
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

US Senate lets states defund 'abortion' clinics

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska-voted against the resolution, while none of the 48 Democrats voted for it. The legislation will not likely affect states, such as Washington , where a Democratic governor and House w...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Severe storm kills 2 in Louisiana, causes damage Texas

Central Louisiana and southwest Mississippi are at moderate risk while the Mississippi Gulf Coast is at a slight risk. Confidence is growing that widespread severe weather will hit central Louisiana Sunday af...More..

North Carolina downs Ducks, will take on Gonzaga in championship game
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

North Carolina downs Ducks, will take on Gonzaga in championship game

CBS Sports and Turner Sports announced Sunday that the national semifinals of the NCAA Tournament averaged 16.8 million viewers, making it the second-most watched in the last 19 years. Sitting in the visitor's...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Carbon Monoxide At Hotel Pool Kills 1 Child, Injures 12 Others

Niles Fire Captain Don Wise told MLive that firefighters found carbon monoxide concentrations as high as 800 parts per million when they arrived on the scene, levels that can cause poisoning in an hour or les...More..

McConnell to Dems: Confirm Gorsuch or Lose More Senate Power
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

McConnell to Dems: Confirm Gorsuch or Lose More Senate Power

McConnell is considering the so-called nuclear option , which would change Senate rules so that it would need only a majority to shut down a filibuster instead of 60 votes. There are 52 Republicans in the Se...More..

Driver in crash admitted texting while driving
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Driver in crash admitted texting while driving

The Houston Chronicle reports that Kuchler said in a 911 call, "Somebody needs to get this guy off the road". Kuchler said he witnessed the crash, and then he checked on both the bus and the truck and was ab...More..