Friday August 18-th, 2017

Farm groups tell administration 'do no harm' on NAFTA Farm groups tell administration 'do no harm' on NAFTA

The NAFTA trade agreement is between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Supporters of NAFTA say USA consumer demand has fueled the US deficit and point out that the Mexican surplus has fallen since peaking a decade ago. Lori Wallach, director of Public Ci...

Body dumped along Texas road after hearse stolen Body dumped along Texas road after hearse stolen

The body was found on a stretcher dumped alongside a rural road in Brazos County. Deputies with the Brazos County Sheriff's Office reported they received a call about the unusual discovery early Friday morning. Both suspects were arrested and fac...

Texas governor: Latinos shouldn't fear 'sanctuary city' ban Texas governor: Latinos shouldn't fear 'sanctuary city' ban

Mayor Steve Adler has repeatedly said that local law enforcement officials from Austin and across the state have testified that SB 4 makes communities less safe by breaking down the police's relationship with the community. She said her sexual orie...

Busy stretch of I55 to reopen in St. Louis area Busy stretch of I55 to reopen in St. Louis area

As the massive amounts of water move downstream, significant flooding is expected by the end of the week on the Mississippi River south of St. Louis, including the towns of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Cairo, Illinois . As flood waters continue to ...

Chaffetz resignation latest twist in GOP oversight of Trump

But President Trump complicated Chaffetz's life. The five-term congressman rescinded his endorsement of Trump a year ago after recordings surfaced of the reality show star bragging about groping women, only to hastily re-endorse Trump shortly before ...

58-year-old Indian detained at Atlanta airport dies in custody 58-year-old Indian detained at Atlanta airport dies in custody

Patel received an initial medical screening at the Atlanta City Detention Center, and it was found that he had diabetes and high blood pressure. Patel arrived at the Atlanta airport May 10 aboard a flight from Quito, Ecuador. Patel's death news was...

Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA

During the 2016 US election campaign, Trump vowed to scrap the 1994 deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico if he can not adjust it to benefit USA interests. In fact, no other country buys more Nebraska corn than Mexico. The White House ...

When it comes to marriage, race and ethnicity matter less When it comes to marriage, race and ethnicity matter less

One in six newlyweds nationwide married someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015, according to U.S. Census data . Intermarriages are more common in metro areas than non-metro areas. Interracial marriage has grown steadily more popular nation...

Noah, Emma top Pa. baby names in 2016 Noah, Emma top Pa. baby names in 2016

Of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, 34 states had Olivia and 32 had Emma in the top two names. For the girls, it was Isabella, Harper, Mia, Abigail, and Emily. The top boys names in IN were Oliver, Liam, Elijah, Noah and Benjamin. Noah sat...

Confederate Monument No. 3 Down, but 4th Won't Be So Easy

In contrast, the city announced the removal of the fourth statue, of Lee, in advance, with Mayor Mitch Landrieu planning an afternoon address at a nearby historic building. Revisionist historians can take The South out of New Orleans , but they ca...

Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for govts Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for govts

Then there's the US government, whose Windows hacking tools were leaked to the internet and got into the hands of cybercriminals. The virus was able to propagate to other computers without any interaction from a user, which explains why it was so vir...

Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead

Officials say donations or volunteers are not needed at this time. One home collapsed and first responders rescued an occupant. Other tornadoes in western Oklahoma and the eastern Texas Panhandle have downed power lines and utility poles, but there...

State jobless rate edges up to 3.9 percent in April State jobless rate edges up to 3.9 percent in April

In April, payrolls nationwide bounced back with employers adding 211,000 jobs. Despite the slight unemployment increase the number of employed is also up, suggesting more individuals are entering the labor market. The unemployment rate slipped to 5.7...

Immigration Arrests Jump Nearly 40 Percent Under Trump Immigration Arrests Jump Nearly 40 Percent Under Trump

According to a news release from ICE, 58-year-old Atulkumar Patel was detained on May 10 after arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport without the necessary immigration documents. Since Magana-Gonzalez's arrest, his case has been...

White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

This day has been observed in our country annually ever since. So during this National Police Week , we remember the officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty and express our appreciation for the dedicated men and women who keep the p...

FDA Warns About Risk of Inaccurate Results From Certain Lead Tests FDA Warns About Risk of Inaccurate Results From Certain Lead Tests

Finger-prick tests are exempt for now. The students were being tested for lead after the metal was found in the city's drinking water. Studies have shown many USA public water supplies are contaminated by lead. Breysse estimated that "less than 1...

Chelsea Manning celebrates release from prison: 'First steps of freedom' Chelsea Manning celebrates release from prison: 'First steps of freedom'

Manning said at the time that she had hoped to spark "worldwide discussion, debates and reforms" with the information, bringing to light what she saw as an unfair portrayal of the USA wars. Chelsea Manning, former Army intelligence analyst, was con...

Students, Teacher Remain Hospitalized Following Bus Crash In Maryland Students, Teacher Remain Hospitalized Following Bus Crash In Maryland

He says several people are injured, but he did not know how many people or the extent of their injuries. Administrators at the School District of Philadelphia and C.W. A company spokesman said, "We're not ready to release that info yet". Accord...

School budgets, boards, propositions up for vote Tuesday School budgets, boards, propositions up for vote Tuesday

Pittsford is one of the districts seeking a tax cap override, in part to help pay for the move to full-day kindergarten. That will partially cover the proposed $2.5 million increase in spending over the current year's budget, an increase of 4.15 ...

Trump urges Liberty graduates to be outsiders Trump urges Liberty graduates to be outsiders

Being an outsider is fine". The more a broken system tells you you're wrong, the more certain you should be that you must keep pushing ahead. President Trump on Saturday lashed out at "pathetic" critics and the establishment class he charges with t...

Arizona is state with most arrests in the ICE-led gang surge Arizona is state with most arrests in the ICE-led gang surge

HSI special agents, working in conjunction with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, have made more than 47,000 gang-related arrests. More than two-thirds of the people arrested by ICE are US citizens. They said identifying and captur...

Toyota see profit drop on yen, president promises change Toyota see profit drop on yen, president promises change

In the just-ended fiscal year, exchange rate losses lopped 940.0 billion yen ($8.45 billion) off Toyota's operating profit. Toyota said it aims to increase supply of light trucks and sell more of the recently introduced C-HR SUV in the North Amer...

Kellyanne Conway Claims Anderson Cooper's Eye Roll Was Sexist Kellyanne Conway Claims Anderson Cooper's Eye Roll Was Sexist

It turns out, the White House rep actually feels Anderson's move was sexist as she implied in an interview with Fox and Friends on Thursday. 'This has nothing to do with Russia, ' Conway said. Conway deflected the many clips of Trump rah-rahing...

Lowell Murder Suspect Found Dead in Trunk of auto Lowell Murder Suspect Found Dead in Trunk of auto

A Gorham Street residence believed to be connected to Elliott has been secured, the district attorney's office said. Authorities say the woman immediately called police. "All I can say is Nicole was an incredible, kind, funny, loving woman", White'...

White House Official Says Administration Was 'Tricked' by Russian News Agency White House Official Says Administration Was 'Tricked' by Russian News Agency

Zakharova continued, "I do not believe that I'm writing this, but the #US media are outraged by the publication of official photos!" According to the Washington Post , the White House did not know the photographer was also a member of the Russian s...

Mexico says called Trump's bluff when he eyed NAFTA exit Mexico says called Trump's bluff when he eyed NAFTA exit

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved Robert Lighthizer, Trump's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, allowing the president to trigger the process for opening NAFTA for revision. Trump, following through on an "America first" campaign pledge, aband...

Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

Bostian faces eight counts of involuntary manslaughter, one count of causing or risking a catastrophe and numerous counts of reckless endangerment. The city has since referred the prosecution to the state attorney general, in order to avoid any c...

Federal Bureau of Investigation raids a GOP consulting firm in Maryland for allegedly scamming donors Federal Bureau of Investigation raids a GOP consulting firm in Maryland for allegedly scamming donors

In 2014, the firm was sued by former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli. "This is a political fundraising swamp", he said. Rogers told reporters that his firm settled a lawsuit brought by the Cuccinelli campaign after he lost the governor'...

Woman videotapes kangaroo grabbing girl at animal park Woman videotapes kangaroo grabbing girl at animal park

Nine-year old Cheyenne now has fourteen stitches. "I'm just glad I was there", Jennifer said. A spokesperson said that it came from an outside source, and that it is one of two complaints filed against Harmony Safari Park this year, WHNT reported...

2 killed in small-plane crash near California lake 2 killed in small-plane crash near California lake

The model hit the market less than two years ago. Two people were killed when their single-engine plane crashed Monday morning in Napa County near Lake Berryessa, a Napa County sheriff's captain said. The A5, an amphibious, single-engine, two-seate...

Trump's bodyguard was one of the few in the loop on Comey Trump's bodyguard was one of the few in the loop on Comey

Democratic lawmakers have called for a special prosecutor to handle an independent investigation into Russian meddling into the United States and whether there are any ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Moscow. Defending the firing, White...

Senate OKs bill to fund government through September

It also includes a funding boost for the National Institutes of Health, despite Mr. Trump's request to cut NIH funding. Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy called Trump's threat "a sour and shameful note to kick off negotiations" for next year's spend...

State plans enforcement action at nuke site State plans enforcement action at nuke site

Non-essential workers at the Hanford site near Richland, Washington, which employs some 9,000 people, were told to stay home Wednesday. The site contains a lot of contaminated equipment, such as the rail cars, which have simply been left in the t...

Powerball ticket sold in Martin SD worth $150K Powerball ticket sold in Martin SD worth $150K

The jackpot rolled to an estimated annuity value of $165 million, or $101 million cash, for the Wednesday, May 10, drawing. She learned she had won while checking the winning numbers at nelottery.com with her husband. The game is played in 44 states,...

Woman killed by lightning while riding horse near Denver Woman killed by lightning while riding horse near Denver

John Jensenius, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office responsible for New Hampshire, is a lightning expert, and monitors lightning deaths nationwide. If you hear thunder, lightning created it, so find shelter. A woman in her 50s ...

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