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Trump's choice Neil Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court judge Trump's choice Neil Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court judge
- April 24, 2017

For one thing, Gorsuch will have more experience on dealing with Indian issues than any other justice. Gorsuch will fill the seat left vacant more than a year ago by the death of Antonin Scalia . The outlet also noted that the court may reveal deadlocks on some cases it's already heard this term. - and in that case, the court would schedule rehearings for those instances so Gorsuch could break the ties. (more...)
Maine Senator Susan Collins Is Seriously Considering Running for Governor Maine Senator Susan Collins Is Seriously Considering Running for Governor
- April 24, 2017

Maine's Republican governor says he's strongly considering running for the U.S. Senate, but also feels he "wouldn't make a very good legislator". "The question for me is where can I do the most good for the people of Maine?" "As governor, if elected, I would be able to work directly on issues that are important to Maine, including jobs, economic development, and education". (more...)
Cavaliers looking forward to respite before conference semis Cavaliers looking forward to respite before conference semis
- April 24, 2017

Now, as the Pacers head home defeated, James and the Cavaliers will prepare for the victor of the Toronto Raptors-Milwaukee Bucks series, where King James will have a chance to add to his record. Of course that's when James took the cue and came to the rescue. For Indiana, it will go down as yet another tormenting chapter in their rivalry with James. (more...)
Chilling Dashcam Video Shows Little Girl Falling Out Of Moving Bus Chilling Dashcam Video Shows Little Girl Falling Out Of Moving Bus
- April 24, 2017

Ciampoli quickly braked and jumped out of the vehicle to help. The harrowing video shows the van traveling down the road before the back door suddenly opening. "It was like I wasn't even seeing what I was seeing". "So just picking her up and getting her out of that situation, out of the middle of the road was priority one". (more...)
Supreme Court denies Arkansas execution Supreme Court denies Arkansas execution
- April 24, 2017

Read Wednesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details. Arkansas' next executions are scheduled to be held the evening of April 20. (AP Photo/Kelly P. "It is understandable that the inmates are taking every step possible to avoid the sentence of the jury; however, it is the court's responsibility to administer justice and bring conclusion to litigation", Gov. (more...)
US 'Facebook' Killer Shoots Self Following Police Chase US 'Facebook' Killer Shoots Self Following Police Chase
- April 24, 2017

Police were starting to get out of their cruisers when "I heard a shot". "The next thing I know, they're approaching the vehicle. And that's been hard", she said. "He was definitely one in a million", Debbie Godwin said. After the fatal shooting of the self-taught mechanic and grandfather of 14, authorities nationwide scrambled for two days to find Stephens. (more...)
Michigan Hockey: Mel Pearson Takes The Reins Michigan Hockey: Mel Pearson Takes The Reins
- April 24, 2017

Pearson was a key part of Red's success at U-M, handling recruiting (considered a very important job and a sign of great talent evaluation) as well as administrative and tactical functions. A four-year letter-winner with Michigan Tech from 1977-81, Pearson had 56 points (21-35) in 97 career games and helped the Huskies win the WCHA playoff tournament and the Great Lakes Invitational as a senior in 1980-81. (more...)
These 2 men might become first double execution in USA since 2000 These 2 men might become first double execution in USA since 2000
- April 24, 2017

The lawyers have also fought the state's decision to conduct the series of executions in a short time frame, which the state has said is because its lethal-injection drugs will expire at the end of the month. Fresenius has since identified itself as the possible maker of the Arkansas' supply of potassium chloride — which Kelley recently testified she obtained by driving to an undisclosed location to meet an unnamed distributor, who when told about the billing process chose to "donate" it ... (more...)
Thousands of San Diegans join worldwide 'March for Science' Thousands of San Diegans join worldwide 'March for Science'
- April 24, 2017

Gibbs said that when Canadian scientists felt threatened, they got a lot of support from their USA counterparts. Tina Maguylo, a co-organizer for Charlotte's march, said the main focus was about educating people on how science impacts their daily lives. (more...)
New York Excelsior Scholarship poor model for free college movement New York Excelsior Scholarship poor model for free college movement
- April 24, 2017

Cuomo estimates that New York's tuition-free scholarship program will benefit about 32,000 students at SUNY colleges. People who earn more can not qualify, and people who earn less likely pay no tuition by way of other grants. So in this context, the free-tuition debate should be seen as an opportunity to look at policy solutions that would improve affordability and accessibility of higher education on a sustainable basis. (more...)
Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in Chicago Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in Chicago
- April 24, 2017

Obama's wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama, is also returning to the public spotlight soon. Obama's successful presidency hangs over every move that the unpopular Trump makes. "That's the kind of work I really love to do". Once in office, Trump accused the former president of wiretapping him, without offering any evidence, and he said on Twitter that Obama was a "Bad (or sick) guy!" Even though he's no longer the sitting president, Obama's Kenwood home still draws lots of onlookers. (more...)
Starnes: Georgia Election: Is GOP Leadership Stupid, Incompetent or Slap-crazy? Starnes: Georgia Election: Is GOP Leadership Stupid, Incompetent or Slap-crazy?
- April 24, 2017

The California Democrat remains an unpopular figure in the district. But this week, Trump has sent a series of tweets critical of Democrat Ossoff . Georgia's 6th district was seen as the best chance for that spark. As Frank Bruni of The New York Times Ossoff's strong performance (he came just shy of the 50 percent mark) indicates that Democrats are energized to punish Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections and Trump in general. (more...)
State will benefit from free tuition for middle class students
- April 24, 2017

Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, appeared with Sen. "New York State has always been a pioneer in education", said Clinton. New York's program echoes a plan that Clinton proposed during her presidential bid past year to eliminate college tuition for most families. (more...)
Prosecutors considering charges against WikiLeaks Prosecutors considering charges against WikiLeaks
- April 24, 2017

Last month, WikiLeaks released a trove of some 8,000 documents revealing what it said were the CIA's secret cyber-espionage tools used for breaking into computers and cell phones. In a sign of the Justice Department's seriousness in pursuing charges, the U.S. attorney's office in the Eastern District of Virginia recently added a veteran prosecutor, Assistant U.S. (more...)
2 men killed, woman hurt after semitrailer hits 6 vehicles 2 men killed, woman hurt after semitrailer hits 6 vehicles
- April 24, 2017

The 51-year-old male driver of the Escort was pronounced deceased at the scene. The critically injured woman was identified as a 25-year-old from Milford. He was being held at the Livingston County jail pending possible charges. The highway was closed for a while after the crash. Gentry said southbound USA 23 remained closed at 5:30 p.m. (more...)
Kenny G gives spontaneous performance for charity on flight Kenny G gives spontaneous performance for charity on flight
- April 24, 2017

The legendary musician was in the bay area after performing at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday night. But, depending on your point of view and taste in music, something awesome did just happen on a Delta flight. For those who don't give a damn about adult contemporary, he's all four faces on the genre's Mount Rushmore. Cave said the passengers raised about $2000! Kenny G walked up and down the plane aisle playing his saxophone and collected more than $2,000 for the charity. (more...)
Supplier sues again over Arkansas execution drug Supplier sues again over Arkansas execution drug
- April 24, 2017

Arkansas' Governor Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, had planned for eight men on death row to be executed within an 11-day period before the end of April, when the state's stock of midazolam, a sedative used in the lethal injections, expires. Arkansas' death penalty push came as the number of USA executions fell to a quarter-century low in 2016. The lawsuit states that McKesson does not produce Vecuronium, but is authorized to buy and sell it. (more...)
Gorsuch sworn into Supreme Court, vows to serve Constitution Gorsuch sworn into Supreme Court, vows to serve Constitution
- April 24, 2017

Indeed, Gorsuch is considered very similar in his judicial philosophy to his conservative predecessor. This removed the ability for nominees to the Supreme Court to be filibustered . Under McConnell's leadership, the Senate a year ago refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to replace Scalia, an appointment that would have tilted the court to the left for the first time in decades. (more...)
County: Bell Springs Road closed until further notice County: Bell Springs Road closed until further notice
- April 24, 2017

The road reopened to one-way, controlled traffic by 11 a.m. and is expected to be fully open by early this afternoon, according to the CHP. A section of Highway 101 north of Legget was completely closed by a massive slide that started on Monday and almost doubled in size on Wednesday night . (more...)
Vice President Mike Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready' Vice President Mike Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'
- April 24, 2017

US Vice President Mike Pence has threatened North Korea with an "overwhelming" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons . Tensions have been escalating on the peninsula, with heated rhetoric from both North Korea and the US. (more...)

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