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Cardell Hayes sentenced in death of former Saints standout Will Smith Cardell Hayes sentenced in death of former Saints standout Will Smith
- April 23, 2017

As we previously reported, the New Orleans Saints star was shot and killed by Hayes after a road rage incident on April 9, 2016. She began by telling the court she wanted Hayes to be "something other than just hanging on the street, and he was". (more...)
Trump calls Schumer, discusses strategy for responding to Canada's dairy trade policy
- April 23, 2017

He says the USA now enjoys a $400-million dairy surplus with Canada. The spat was spurred by a new Canadian milk policy that USA producers say violates Nafta and comes at a sensitive time for U.S. Although support for supply-management is one of the issues in contention in his party's ongoing leadership contest, Brown said the Conservatives' position remains in favour of the system. (more...)
Flood warnings, advisories issued for Arkansas after storms Flood warnings, advisories issued for Arkansas after storms
- April 23, 2017

Flash Flood Watch for portions of southwest Virginia and southern West Virginia, including the following areas, in southwest Virginia, Buchanan and Dickenson. A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Forecasters say no flooding is expected but that the rivers will be swift and risky. (more...)
'John 3:16' written in blood on Aaron Hernandez's forehead, source says
- April 23, 2017

The letters didn't offer any insight into why the 27-year-old committed suicide. Baez, who successfully defended Hernandez in his most recent trial, on Thursday said the medical examiner's office had turned over Hernandez' remains to his family but retained his brain. (more...)
Little activity at N. Korea's nuclear test site: 38 North Little activity at N. Korea's nuclear test site: 38 North
- April 23, 2017

USA experts who analyse satellite images from North Korea say they have seen unusual activity at the country's nuclear site: volleyball games. North Korea's nuclear test site has been preoccupied with volleyball, not missiles, according to satellite images released on Wednesday that showed three games being played in different places around what's become an worldwide center of attention. (more...)
UC Berkeley Changes Course And Offers To Host Ann Coulter Speech UC Berkeley Changes Course And Offers To Host Ann Coulter Speech
- April 23, 2017

A lockdown is lifted on the University of California, Berkeley campus after a night of violent protests. Berkeley has been criticized for canceling the two speakers despite the campus's historic role as the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement in the 1960s and 1970s. (more...)
Rep. Mike Coffman: Medicaid Expansion Is Breaking The Bank Rep. Mike Coffman: Medicaid Expansion Is Breaking The Bank
- April 23, 2017

Coffman's first in-person town hall will hopefully have a personal impact on Daniel and Jessica Fusch, who have been trying to meet with their congressman for months about Medicaid. "There's no question that the use of this MOAB ... on this particular target would also send a message to, certainly, North Korea, China, Russia and Iran, of the narrative that this president is going to be decisive in terms of protecting America's national security interest [s]", Mr. (more...)
North Carolina bill seeks to ban gay marriage
- April 23, 2017

Whereas, the People of the State of North Carolina approved the Marriage Amendment of 2012, which is now included as Section 6 of Article XIV of the North Carolina Constitution , with a 61% affirmative vote; and ... Although this particular bill in North Carolina has been killed, Minter said other states like Texas and Arkansas have introduced similar legislation discriminating against same-sex couples. (more...)
United States' first female Muslim judge found dead in Hudson River United States' first female Muslim judge found dead in Hudson River
- April 23, 2017

Suicide is not being ruled out. "The MBBA knew Judge Abdus-Salaam not only as a jurist, but also as a stellar public interest lawyer committed to achieving justice through her work with East Brooklyn Legal Services Corp., the City Law Department and the NYC Office of Labor Services", said Paula Edgar, on behalf of the MBBA. (more...)
Activists weigh in on stipulations of medical marijuana legislation Activists weigh in on stipulations of medical marijuana legislation
- April 23, 2017

Republican Tom Davis, who has filibustered gas tax raises in the past, says he will do it again because he believes the DOT is broken and that a few powerful senators have too much of an influence on spending. Henry McMaster has threatened to veto any increase. He says the Texas House's version if better because it limits government intervention by telling cities they can not pass certain anti-discriminatory ordinances , like one prohibiting transgender discrimination in schools. (more...)
Hillary Clinton Apologized to Obama after Election Loss Hillary Clinton Apologized to Obama after Election Loss
- April 23, 2017

Neither Hillary nor her husband, former President Bill Clinton, "could accept the simple fact that Hillary had hamstrung her own campaign and dealt the most serious blow to her own presidential aspirations". That discovery came in the midst of Clinton's email scandal. Kaine received a congratulatory call from then-President Obama shortly after Clinton formally asked him to fill the role and Kaine agreed. (more...)
Justice Dept. Tells 9 Sanctuary Cities Grant Money at Risk
- April 23, 2017

The agency cited the rising murder rate in Chicago and cast blame for gang murders in NY on what it labeled a "soft on crime" stance. "And just several weeks ago in California's Bay Area, after a raid captured 11 MS-13 members on charges including murder, extortion and drug trafficking, city officials seemed more concerned with reassuring illegal immigrants that the raid was unrelated to immigration than with warning other MS-13 members that they were next", the release said. (more...)
Texas Senate endorses letting home-schoolers play in UIL Texas Senate endorses letting home-schoolers play in UIL
- April 23, 2017

Local officials from San Antonio , Houston, Dallas and Austin all testified against the bill, which House Republicans have touted as a compromise to SB 6, which would have restricted bathroom use in public schools, universities and government buildings based on the gender on a person's birth certificate. (more...)
Brownback signs law to allow sales of strong beer in grocery stores Brownback signs law to allow sales of strong beer in grocery stores
- April 23, 2017

Procedures are now in place to fill a almost $300 million budget gap through June after Gov. Sam Brownback signed a budget bill Tuesday. Strong beer (up to 6 percent alcohol), wine and distilled liquor in package form can only be sold through retail liquor stores, which are limited to selling alcohol. (more...)
Beaver mesmerizes Saskatchewan cattle -- how Canadian! Beaver mesmerizes Saskatchewan cattle -- how Canadian!
- April 23, 2017

A beaver herding cattle may be one of the most Canadian things ever to go viral. As she got closer, she recognized the shape as a confused beaver. The heifers on the ranch were grouped together because they are young and have not had experience giving birth before, so they often need extra assistance. (more...)
Turkish police helicopter crashes in southeast Turkish police helicopter crashes in southeast
- April 23, 2017

Victims' bodies were to be transported to their hometowns before an official funeral ceremony yesterday prior to their burial. "Any other outside factor is out of the question", he said, ruling out that the helicopter had come under attack. (more...)
Iowa AD Gary Barta details damaged relationship with Meyer Iowa AD Gary Barta details damaged relationship with Meyer
- April 23, 2017

Attorneys for Meyer said she was on pace to lead a Division I college program until she was unfairly transferred and later laid off. Meyer testified she felt she'd been "tucked away" when decisions on retaining women's coaches were made and that at times, subpar facilities kept coaches from succeeding. (more...)
Department of Revenue turns documents over to Auditor Galloway Department of Revenue turns documents over to Auditor Galloway
- April 23, 2017

The information came in less than a day after the subpoena was issued. We want to make sure that taxpayers are getting their money and if they're not getting it in 45 days that they're getting their interest that's owed to them,"said Galloway". (more...)
Caitlyn's book is all made up: Kris Jenner Caitlyn's book is all made up: Kris Jenner
- April 23, 2017

The claws are really coming out between Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner . 'I've done nothing but open my home and heart to a person who doesn't give a s**t. She also talked about her famous Vanity Fair cover, the world's first introduction to Caitlyn Jenner , and how her children felt about it. "It's her own fault that she is no longer on good terms with anyone and that family and then she goes and sells them out to sell copies of her book", continued the source. (more...)
The Senate Confirmed Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court Justice The Senate Confirmed Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court Justice
- April 23, 2017

They then voted 55-45 to move to vote Friday on Gorsuch's confirmation, which now will require only a simple majority. Senate Republicans' refusal to consider Garland - chief judge of the U.S. Senators on both sides of the aisle lamented the trajectory they were on toward the Senate rules change, though they themselves were in position to prevent it from happening and failed to do so. (more...)