Applause, Dismay, as Branstad Signs Gun Rights Bill

15 Apr, 2017

Branstad has announced he will sign the bill Thursday. Snell was among the supporters who gathered to see Branstad sign House File 517 , which now will allow children to use handguns under adult supervision, enhance existing "stand your ground" laws, create an avenue for Iowans to sue cities or counties that enact gun-free zones, legalize short-barreled rifles and shotguns, allow permit-holders to carry handguns in the Capitol and create confidentiality for permit-holders.

Authorities: 4 inmates found dead at a South Carolina prison

09 Apr, 2017

Authorities say four inmates have been found dead at a SC prison. Stirling did not say how they died or release any further information. It includes a maximum security unit, where the most risky and violent prisoners are housed. One inmate was choked with an electrical cord, while another had his chest pressed down while he was being strangled. King's projected release date was October 2020.

Armed fugitive sets vehicle on fire, sends Trump 161-page manifesto

08 Apr, 2017

Jakubowski is the registered owner of the vehicle that was burned. Area schools including Watertown, Lake Mills, Jefferson, Fort Atkinson, Johnson Creek and others have been placed on soft lockdown today after an individual stole firearms from a gun shop in Janesville and made threats against schools.

3 arrested in Central VA during ICE operation

07 Apr, 2017

Whalen says nothing has changed since they released this statement. Of the remaining 14, two had ties to the MS-13 street gang - which, according to an NBC affiliate - has been linked to several murders in the D.C. The incident caused consternation not only among some in the city's Latino community, but was identified by the state's chief public defender as part of a disturbing pattern since President Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration began earlier this year.

Despite gains, LGBT protections remain a patchwork in US

06 Apr, 2017

CHICAGO (AP ) — A ruling by a US appeals court in Chicago could reopen the question of whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act's protections apply to LGBT workers in the same way they bar discrimination based on someone's race, religion or national origin.

Under 'Slight Risk' for severe weather Wednesday

05 Apr, 2017

Meanwhile, at least three tornadoes had occurred in northeast Louisiana and 15 structures had been damaged in Franklin Parish, Lamb said. Francine Gotch, 38, and her daughter, Neville Alexander, 3, were killed when a tornado destroyed their home in St.

United States ex-national security adviser asks for immunity to testify on Russian Federation

04 Apr, 2017

That prompted the President to say he felt "somewhat" vindicated in his unsubstantiated allegations that then President Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap on him. "It was represented to me that these are precisely the same materials that were provided to the chairman over a week ago", said Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

Real Madrid maintain lead at top

03 Apr, 2017

We played a very good first half but in the second one we lost the ball easily. Granada sprung a surprise by levelling five minutes into the second half through Jeremie Boga, before fellow substitute Paco Alcacer restored the visitors' lead in the 64th minute.

Severe weather possible late Thursday in East Tennessee

03 Apr, 2017

Storms will be producing high rainfall rates, and if storms slowly move over some of the same areas, flash flooding could certainly occur. Current weather radar mosaic... The storm threat should come to an end from west to east across the state by late afternoon and early evening. "If people feel unsafe, I do recommend that, if someone needs to seek shelter, they go way ahead of the storm front".

Michigan To Pay Nearly $100 Million In Flint Lawsuit Settlement

31 Mar, 2017

The state must also hold an extra $10 million in reserve, in case the repairs end up being more expensive than anticipated. It focuses more on pipe replacements and less on door-to-door water delivery. The nonprofit, which aims to protect public health and the environment, has worked with the ACLU of MI to represent Flint residents in the lawsuit .

Democrat, Republican weigh parties' strategies in Gorsuch confirmation chess match

30 Mar, 2017

Two other Democratic senators, Thomas Carper of DE and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, said they would support the filibuster, the Post reports. Republicans control 52 seats in the Senate. "I have made no final decision [but] these. days of hearings have deeply disturbed me, because Neil Gorsuch has been even less forthcoming than I expected", said Blumenthal, who sits on the committee.

Driver strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

30 Mar, 2017

No one was injured, and the Capitol remained open. Police pursued the woman and ultimately were able to stop her at Washington and Independence Avenues Southwest. The incident happened on Independence Avenue around 9:30 a.m. ET, police said. Last year, a man who had previously described himself as a "Prophet of God" was shot after pointing a gun toward officers at a Capitol Police checkpoint.

1 feared dead, multiple injuries in 4-alarm fire in Oakland

28 Mar, 2017

They searched the building upon arriving and began rescue efforts. Crews rescued seven people, Logan said. The building on fire is reportedly an apartment building. We also spoke to residents who came down the fire escape. He says he opened the door to smoke in the hallway and heard children hollering from the second floor.

Tracking the severe storms potential

28 Mar, 2017

A brief isolated tornado is possible as well. The storm system that moved through last Friday and the storm system that is expected on Wednesday are very similar in nature. Tuesday will be another severe weather day in Oklahoma. But many people do not pay as much attention to a severe thunderstorm warning as a tornado warning, saying, "it's just a severe thunderstorm warning".

Devin Nunes Explains What He Did at the White House

28 Mar, 2017

After an uproar over the allegations and the fact that he briefed Trump first before members of his own committee, Nunes apologized on Thursday for the way he handled the information. Republican Representative Devin Nunes has over the last week or so caused many to question whether Republicans in general - and Representative Nunes in particular - can impartially carry out an investigation into any ties that Donald Trump and his administration might have with Russian Federation.

Bellagio casino went on lock down after attempted break

26 Mar, 2017

Local reports suggest the shooting is linked to an attempted armed raid on a Rolex shop inside the hotel. Bellagio is a casino, resort, luxury hotel and resort on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. When it wouldn't start, they tried to carjack someone else, and then tried to run away, the Sun reported. That's when the swine, apparently, was corralled.

Gunman barricades himself in bus in Las Vegas

26 Mar, 2017

Police stood watch near the bus. One victim was brought to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada's trauma center in an unknown condition, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. We're now investigating a shooting that occurred on S. Las Vegas Blvd. near Harmon. After initial reports of a possible active shooter situation, police say that is not the case.

Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

24 Mar, 2017

If the Republican-backed Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA) is passed, millions of Americans now enrolled in Obamacare would lose their insurance and see fewer benefits and higher costs, especially if you are poor and working class. White House spokesman Sean Spicer defended the move, saying that "people are paying for benefits that neither they, their spouse, their family needs".

Joe Biden Is Back and Ready to Take Down Cancer

14 Mar, 2017

In February, Joe and Jill Biden launched the Biden Foundation , which focuses on cancer research, as well as issues like violence against women and equality. For now, it's vital that the Trump administration carry on the momentum he started and continue pouring money and energy into the cancer initiative , Biden said.

State Dept: Tillerson will recuse himself from Keystone decision

11 Mar, 2017

TransCanada has since reapplied for a presidential permit, putting the decision back in the State Department's hands and raising greens' concerns that Tillerson could fast-track the project. The statement was sent to Greenpeace in response to a call from the environmental organization for Tillerson to do just that-step aside from decisions around the project.

An Undocumented Immigrant Arrested After Speaking To Reporters Has Been Freed

11 Mar, 2017

According to her petition , one of the ICE agents who had participated in the raid on her home said to her, "Remember me?" "We're gonna show great heart, DACA is a very, very hard subject for me, I will tell you", Mr. A shot time after the news conference , Vargas was detained by ICE officials. "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took Daniela Vargas , 22, an unlawfully present Argentinian citizen, into custody March 1, during a targeted immigration enforcement action in ...

Women share what International Women's Day means to them

10 Mar, 2017

Shanika Johnson of Milwaukee, who participated in the event. For more information about "A Day Without A Woman", participants can go to the organizer's website . We strike for them. "How is causing another woman to possibly lose a day of pay or to spend more money that she already can't afford on childcare helping other women?" Women make up more than half of the United States population, yet still face discrimination in almost every facet of our lives.

Most Americans want a special prosecutor to probe Team Trump's Russian Federation ties

09 Mar, 2017

Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak listens to then-presidential candidate Donald Trump speak about foreign policy at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington , April 27, 2017. During his confirmation hearing, Sessions was asked what he would do if anybody associated with the Trump campaign was found to have contacts with Russian Federation.

Hanging of young Muslim prompts calls for Federal Bureau of Investigation probe

06 Mar, 2017

Keita's father, Ibrahima Keita, said his son had "no history of depression" or "any psychological break down at all". The Jan, 26 autopsy report says no alcohol or drugs were found in Keita's body, and it bore no signs of trauma beyond the evidence of hanging.

US carries out more strikes in Yemen, US officials tell Reuters

04 Mar, 2017

The 20 precision strikes targeted militants, equipment and infrastructure, Pentagon spokesman Capt Jeff Davis said. Residents also cited ground battles involving American soldiers and al Qaeda militants but two US officials told Reuters the latest operations did not involve ground combat.

MSU No. 10 in Peace Corps volunteers

03 Mar, 2017

The campus also offers five Peace Corps Master's global programs, which allow students to integrate a master's degree with service overseas. U.S. President John F. The minimum age for Peace Corps service is 18 and volunteers must be US citizens. Penn State and the Peace Corps also have finalized a new partnership that will help returning Peace Corps volunteers pursue their graduate education in the School of International Affairs, Smeal College of Business, or the College of Agricultural ...

Severe weather threat, then a BIG drop in temperature!

01 Mar, 2017

The overnight and early a.m. hours are the most risky times for severe weather because so many people are asleep and unprepared. The greatest risk for severe storms looks to be from Greenup to Effingham to Vandalia south into southern and southeastern IL.

Lawmakers must protect the essentials in the ACA replacement

27 Feb, 2017

Supporters held up candles in the park. "We absolutely don't want to see that happen". The West Terre Haute couple is covered by an expansion of Medicaid made possible by the Affordable Care Act . "And the same forces for repeal are also coming after Medicare and Social Security". That said, it does appear that there are many people still in favor of the Obamacare system, despite some of the pitfalls it has on other Americans.

Obama 2017: Petition Calls for Barack Obama to Run as French President

26 Feb, 2017

The guerrilla campaign was launched with a website and online petition , which aims to collect 1 million signatures by 15 March, following which the organisers will try to convince Obama to apply for the job. In the meantime, a campaign organizer told CNN the group plastered 500 photos of Obama around Paris . An unnamed co-creator of the movement told NPR the campaign is definitely a joke, but hopes it could make people think about what could be done differently in French politics.

Thousands still forced from homes by flooding in California tech hub

23 Feb, 2017

Another 36,000 have been recommended by authorities to flee. Residents and pets were ferried to safety on rescue boats. Almost 100 more were rescued in overnight operations, according to local media. One rescued man said he was surprised by the rising flood waters. Sewage, garbage and engine fuel tainted the floodwaters, and those rescued needed to wash down with soap, San Jose Fire Capt.

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