U.S.

Donald Trump claims Barack Obama is behind White House leaks

Donald Trump claims Barack Obama is behind White House leaks

Oliver said , laughing. "There are thousands of things that are more concerning than that - than him not going to a dinner, which is kind of bullsh*t anyway". The Defense Department budget hike was expected from the Trump administration as the President has stated previously that he believed that the US military in its current form is "badly depleted". Read More

Continue Reading »

White House misled reporters on Trump 'immigration compromise' to get good coverage

Any drastic reform of the immigration process will be a hard undertaking for Trump. Among the issues Trump is willing to address is legal status for those who are in the country illegally but have not committed crimes. What Trump truly cares about he will tweet , so his words about unity and diversity sounded forced and perfunctory, not filled with the kind of passion or agency that infuses nearly any other time he communicates with the public. Read More

Continue Reading »

George Bush opens up about his relationship with Michelle Obama

The word "strategerie" or " strategery " was coined by an SNL skit that parodied the first presidential debate between Bush (played by Ferrell) and then-Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore (played by Derrell Hammond). He laughed off a hunting accident which saw Vice President Dick Cheney shoot lawyer Harry Whittington in the face, telling Kimmel how they joked after the non-fatal incident by yelling 'duck!' every time he entered a room. Read More

Continue Reading »

Nebraska no match for Golden Gophers in 88-73 rout

Minnesota is coming off a 9-4 season that finished with a victory over Washington State in the Holiday Bowl. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and Senior Night Ceremonies for Tai Webster will begin at 6:45 p.m. Nebraska opened the second half with a almost 4:30 field goal drought that let the Gophers push their lead to the biggest margin yet at 48-31 on a jumper by Nate Mason with 16 minutes left. Read More

Continue Reading »

Trump's VP Mike Pence used a private email account for official business

Trump's VP Mike Pence used a private email account for official business

The Star also reported that Pence's AOL account was hacked last June, which caused the then in governor to open a new account with the same provider. Following a public records request IndyStar was given 29 pages of emails from Pence's AOL account. Administration officials will meet for the first time with the chief of the United Nations atomic watchdog on Iran's nuclear deal, which Trump has branded "the worst deal ever negotiated". Read More

Continue Reading »

Illinois' Malcolm Hill Tears Up During Senior Night Postgame Interview

It was a fitting end for one of the best IL basketball players in school history. A stretch of four turnovers in five possessions vaulted IL to an 11-point lead with just over 10 minutes to play. Well, Barnes Arico was right and Gondrezick helped MI improve from a No. 8 seed to a No. 3 seed and more than likely its first NCAA Tournament appearance in four years later this month. Read More

Continue Reading »

Ash Wednesday Forecast: Late-day scattered showers, turning cooler

Ash Wednesday Forecast: Late-day scattered showers, turning cooler

Sunday - Sunny, with a high near 36. Strong winds. gusting up to 35 miles an hour, will generate bitterly cold wind chills on both weekend days, forecasters wrote. After that, things are forecast to become more spring-like, with highs of 57 on Monday , 63 on Tuesday and 58 on Wednesday . As of Thursday afternoon, we're looking at a 40 percent chance for snow showers on Friday . Read More

Continue Reading »

Some British Nintendo Switch pre-orders are being canceled

Some British Nintendo Switch pre-orders are being canceled

The cooperative multiplayer functionality will also appear first on the Nintendo Switch. This makes the 12-digit Friend Code central to adding new friends. And coming alongside the launch is the release of the long-anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (also released today for the Wii U), and the party-game collection 1-2 Switch. Read More

Continue Reading »

US Vice President Pence Reiterates Mexico to Pay for Border Wall

Building a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border became a staple of Trump's campaign, and his supporters routinely broke out in chants of "Build the Wall" during rallies. However, in the same breath he said, "America must put its citizens first, because only then can we truly make America great again". Trump has walked back statements suggesting Mexico will immediately pay for the project since taking office, instead suggesting US taxpayers may have to be paid back by the Mexican government ... Read More

Continue Reading »

Two inmates dead after Tecumseh prison disturbance

Mike Marvin, director of the state employees union, said he heard from Frakes that about 40 inmates from housing unit 2 refused to return to their cells - and then dragged bedding and other items outside and started them on fire. He said their names won't be released until their families are notified. Approximately 40 out of 128 inmates in that unit involved in the incident. Read More

Continue Reading »

Republican Rand Paul controversially claims Obamacare replacement bill 'under lock and key'

Republican Rand Paul controversially claims Obamacare replacement bill 'under lock and key'

I think that we do have the votes to repeal and replace Obamacare, and I think there should be a separate repeal and replace package. We actually are going to do what we said we would do. If House Republicans seriously meant to keep the draft hidden until then, it seems that their plan is already well on its way to failing. President Donald Trump himself seemed to throw his support behind one of the more controversial provisions of the leaked draft-providing tax credits to help people ... Read More

Continue Reading »

DOE Memo Outlines Acceptable Terms for Addressing Transgender Students

DOE Memo Outlines Acceptable Terms for Addressing Transgender Students

The 11 states suing to stop the Obama administration's directive expanding transgender student rights agreed to drop their lawsuit against the move following the Trump administration's move to rescind the order. It was announced by the public schools' first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community liaison, Jared Fox. The guidelines also include a glossary of appropriate terms for use in schools such as cisgender, which is defined as "an adjective describing a person whose gender ... Read More

Continue Reading »

Extraction of plane from condo begins

Extraction of plane from condo begins

A crane lifted the plane out of the attic and top-floor condo and placed it onto a flatbed truck that was expected to deliver the plane to an aviation salvage facility in New Bedford late last night. 'I'm a lucky person in the fact that I wasn't there'. The two-seat, single-engine Sonex is a "fairly robust" aircraft, he said, adding that they are quite common. Read More

Continue Reading »

Nevada trooper showered in beer during stop after truck loses control

The traffic stop started with a simple question: " You guys have anything to drink tonight? ". The driver can be heard telling Smaka he has not been drinking. They're riding shotgun in big rigs this week, on the lookout for drivers behaving badly. The patrol car's dashboard camera caught the explosion of thousands of pounds of suds that flew out of the 18-wheeler, giving both the stopped auto and Smaka an unwanted taste of the High Life. Read More

Continue Reading »

College student with "deadly" allergy hazed with peanut butter, mom claims

The fraternity was banned from official recognition for hazing incidents in 2011, and Smith said its bids for reinstatement as late as last fall were denied by the university and its interfraternity council. "Luckily he is still alive". "We thought we were sending our child off to school in a safe environment, and obviously that wasn't the case", Seely told the Detroit Free Press . Read More

Continue Reading »

Police chase ends with pickup flying over fence

Police say that the driver of the auto, 18-year-old Kevonte Dekorey Austin, tried to bolt when an officer pulled him and a companion over for speeding . While the driver was talking to police, the passenger in the auto chose to try an escape. "I felt around to see if I was hurt and could tell that I was okay", Harlon told KSLA. Read More

Continue Reading »

MS-13 gang members arrested in slayings of NY teen girls

MS-13 gang members arrested in slayings of NY teen girls

While in captivity, she met another girl, called Genesis, who earned the ire of Alvarez-Flores by questioning a shrine representative of the gang's satanic beliefs. The gang members stopped on the side of the road in a grassy field, and Hernandez-Rivera told police he shot the woman once in the head. The second girl later was found dead. Read More

Continue Reading »

Charter school bill may be stalled in Kentucky legislature

Charter school bill may be stalled in Kentucky legislature

Applications for the proposed openings of the Albert Einstein EnergySmart Charter School in Old Bridge and Nikola Tesla EnergySmart Charter School in Perth Amboy have have been denied by the state Department of Education. The bill would empower the Virginia Board of Education to create regional charter school districts - each encompassing two or three of the targeted school systems - and to appoint separate boards to approve and oversee charter schools. Read More

Continue Reading »

TSA: Loaded gun found Birmingham airport security checkpoint

TSA: Loaded gun found Birmingham airport security checkpoint

TSA would like to remind passengers that it is important for them to thoroughly search their bags for any potential unsafe weapons or prohibited items before departing for the airport. As if an assortment of guns wasn't enough, TSA officials also announced that security personnel confiscated a realistic replica suicide vest and claymore mine, which were training aids being transported by an explosives ordnance disposal contractor in Texas. Read More

Continue Reading »

Senate confirms retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson as housing secretary

Senate confirms retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson as housing secretary

Carson, a celebrated African-American neurosurgeon and candidate in last year's GOP presidential primary, cleared a preliminary Senate hurdle on a bipartisan 62-37 vote. Senator Elizabeth Warren asks Dr. "It doesn't take a brain surgeon to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development", Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) wrote in a Facebook post , "but it does take someone with a basic understanding of how to help all Americans afford safe and decent housing". Read More

Continue Reading »

United States promises to defend South Korea against North Korea

On Tuesday, the Korean group agreed to provide a piece of land that the South Korean government wants to use for the deployment of a USA -made missile system, THAAD. The ongoing drills are field training that will run until late April. Right before Chaffetz weighed in, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) also said Sessions should recuse himself to maintain "the trust of the American people". Read More

Continue Reading »

House Conservatives Won't Back Leaked Obamacare Replacement

House Conservatives Won't Back Leaked Obamacare Replacement

At this point in the debate, they should focus their efforts instead on repealing Obamacare and transitioning out of its destructive effects. "There are serious problems with what appears to be our current path to repeal and replace Obamacare", Walker, head of the conservative Republican Study Committee, a 170-member group of Republicans, said . Read More

Continue Reading »

Carson wins confirmation as Housing secretary

Carson wins confirmation as Housing secretary

Carson is the 17th of 22 of Trump's Cabinet and Cabinet-level nominations to win Senate approval. The Senate confirmed his appointment by a vote of 58 to 41. Sarah Edelman, director of housing policy at the Center for American Progress, said her group would work to hold Carson accountable for the promises he made. Read More

Continue Reading »

NRF launches anti-border adjustment tax ad campaign

NRF launches anti-border adjustment tax ad campaign

A border adjustment tax ultimately will be part of a tax reform package, Brady predicted in a CNBC interview. For that reason, VAT systems do not violate global trade rules monitored by the World Trade Organization (WTO), which permit border adjustments on indirect taxes, such as sales, excise, and value-added taxes. Read More

Continue Reading »

Tornado Watch Issued For Chicago As Bad Storm Expected To Hit Tonight

The Peoria County Coroner's Office also confirmed the death of 31-year old David Johnson. This tornado moved through the Perryville area, killing one. "A lot of power lines are down". "It's wonderful the way the residents and the community helped each other", he said. Multiple areas across OH were also faced with high water or flood danger from the thunderstorms, officials said. Read More

Continue Reading »

California Snowpack Through the Years

In the southern and central Sierra, snowpack levels are near the pace set in 1982-83, when California received the most snow on record. Water levels at Lake Shasta are 114 percent above historic average; San Luis Reservoir, west of Los Banos, 115 percent; and Lake Oroville, which is struggling with structural problems, 110 percent. Read More

Continue Reading »

Oprah hints at move into politics

She will never run for this position, because she knows how much it involves. "That's what I thought", said Winfrey . According to CBS News , Rubenstein pointed out that final glass ceiling for a woman has yet to be broken. Speaking to Bloomberg Politics, she said she had never seriously considered the idea until Donald Trump was elected as president . She told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show in January that a presidential run was " not my thing " and echoed similar ... Read More

Continue Reading »