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Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump
- May 01, 2017

From Inauguration Day until this week, ICE removed 54,564 individuals, including 30,667 convicted criminals and 23,897 non-criminals, according to the data shared with CNN. "The executive orders ... endanger longstanding U.S. protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other crimes; reduce the likelihood that victims will report crimes that they experience or witness", the letter stated on Friday. (more...)
United Airlines To Be Flogged In Congress United Airlines To Be Flogged In Congress
- May 01, 2017

A video after the alleged altercation took place shows the distraught woman in tears and carrying her infant at the front of the plane, before another passenger stands up and confronts the flight attendant over the incident. She said her husband had been escorted off the plane ahead of the others and was taken to questioning as part of the Port Authority and Customs and Border Patrol's protocol. (more...)
Sex offender escapes Arizona State Hospital, cuts off Global Positioning System tracking device Sex offender escapes Arizona State Hospital, cuts off Global Positioning System tracking device
- May 01, 2017

The patient dodged state hospital staff in the escape and removed his Global Positioning System tracking device. The Arizona Department of Health Services announced Sunday that Randy Layton, a patient of the Arizona State Hospital's Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center, fled the premises Saturday night. (more...)
One dead after four-car accident in Minneapolis One dead after four-car accident in Minneapolis
- May 01, 2017

Details are few, but a police spokesperson says three cars were involved and one person died. Occupants of the other three vehicles stayed at the scene. Immediately following the incident, officers canvassed the area, talking to residents and business owners. Police are looking for more witnesses and for surveillance video that could be helpful. (more...)
Mets ace Noah Syndergaard exits in 2nd inning with injury Mets ace Noah Syndergaard exits in 2nd inning with injury
- May 01, 2017

Personal statistics became secondary to personal wellbeing when Syndergaard delivered a 2-1 pitch to Washington slugger Bryce Harper and immediately grabbed underneath his right armpit. He's tied for the Major League Baseball lead in home runs and his OBP is sixth. Rosales subsequently scored when first baseman Ryon Healy slapped a single to center field off Astros reliever Luke Gregerson, who limited the damage to one run. (more...)
South Dakota US senators praise Perdue as ag secretary
- May 01, 2017

Perdue, a Republican who grew up on a dairy farm and has managed agribusinesses, was confirmed in an 87-11 vote, garnering significant support from Democratic senators who saw him as an experienced manager who will maintain supports for US farmers navigating a crop-price slump. (more...)
I thought being president would be easier I thought being president would be easier
- May 01, 2017

This puts him at the bottom of the list of 12 presidents (himself included). In the release, Democrats accuse Trump of governing by executive order instead of by seeking compromise through Congress. The construction of the pipeline was blocked by Obama administration and was opposed by several environmental groups. Rob Quist, a Democratic House candidate for a special election in Montana, is more likely to mention defending public lands in his TV ads than the president's connections to ... (more...)
7 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest 7 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest
- May 01, 2017

The storms headed east into MS and Alabama on Sunday. Ambulances and emergency vehicles line up at Canton High School after a tornado ripped through the Texas city on Saturday. "It hit so hard, so fast". She said they were waiting for the weather to clear so their volunteers could get to the appropriate places. "I've never seen anything like it after 22 years of living here". (more...)
Bernie Sanders Talks Bernie Sanders Talks "Turning Nebraska Blue" During Visit to Omaha
- May 01, 2017

Portland, Maine was the first stop in the 8-state 'Come Together and Fight Back tour '. He says the Democratic Party is here to stay, and here to fight. "We need to transform the Democratic Party, not just a party of the east coast and the west coast but a party for all 50 states", Sanders said. It's got to open its doors to working people and to young people, create a grassroots party. (more...)
Logano Pulls Away to Win at Richmond Logano Pulls Away to Win at Richmond
- May 01, 2017

That means the execution was there and we were able to put ourselves in position to race there hard at the end. "Really what we needed was about 10 more laps". STAGE 1: Kenseth went wire-to-wire, leading all 100 laps of the opening stage. Kenseth started from the pole and led his first lap of the season. (more...)
Dallas County Sheriffs investigate fatal officer-involved shooting in Balch Springs Dallas County Sheriffs investigate fatal officer-involved shooting in Balch Springs
- May 01, 2017

According to police, the shooting occurred at about 11 p.m.as officers responded to a 911 call reporting intoxicated teens walking around in the 12300 block of Baron Drive. Merritt said he spoke with the other teens in the vehicle, and that none had faced any charges for underage drinking. Witnesses at the party said they did not hear gunshots until after the police arrived, he said, adding that the group of teens in the vehicle were leaving the house because the gathering was getting rowdy. (more...)
3 children among 5 dead in catastrophic NY house fire 3 children among 5 dead in catastrophic NY house fire
- May 01, 2017

The station reported that the fire happened "on a residential street in the middle-class Queens Village neighborhood". The fire broke out at 2:35 p.m., the New York City Fire Department said, and the fire was raised to three alarms. Jones' lawyers say he suffers from diabetes and is on insulin, has high blood pressure, neuropathy and had one leg amputated below the knee. She said some of the children were limp and the smoke was overwhelming. (more...)
Ann Coulter: Berkeley Speech Is Off, 'Sad Day for Free Speech' Ann Coulter: Berkeley Speech Is Off, 'Sad Day for Free Speech'
- May 01, 2017

It only pulled out of the Coulter event because UC-Berkeley failed to do its job, he said: "We don't want to set a unsafe precedent where the university can collaborate indirectly with anti-fascist groups" to shut down the CRs' events. She said, "I'm so sorry Berkeley had a different story every 20 minutes, which always was: No speech". The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Coulter for comment, but received none in time for press. (more...)
LA peace parades mark 25th anniversary of Rodney King riots LA peace parades mark 25th anniversary of Rodney King riots
- May 01, 2017

When the pursuit ended, King was beaten as he was arrested by police. George Holliday , who lived in the apartment building and was awakened by the noise, came out to videotape the scene. Police Commissioner Cynthia McClain-Hill said de-escalation should not just be "aspirationally referred to but specifically required". He said that is in part preventive and reaction to a history many other cities don't have to consider. (more...)
Gorsuch's First Big Top Court Vote Allows Arkansas Execution Gorsuch's First Big Top Court Vote Allows Arkansas Execution
- May 01, 2017

Lawyers for Lee, who had spent more than 20 years on death row, had filed numerous motions in various courts ahead of the lethal injection that had put the process on hold. The vecuronium bromide is the second of three drugs used in the state's protocol. It is expected that there will be last minute legal filings to try to halt the next scheduled executions . (more...)
Federal judge blocks Arkansas' plan to execute several inmates Federal judge blocks Arkansas' plan to execute several inmates
- May 01, 2017

In her ruling, Baker said that, regardless of the difference, Arkansas' execution protocol doesn't outline what would happen if the inmate were to remain conscious even if given a double dose. "Without the medical license, and the associated tacit representation that the controlled drug would only be used for a legitimate medical goal, McKesson would not have sold the vecuronium to ADC", the company said in its lawsuit. (more...)
American Airlines Does NOT Take A Page Out Of United's Book American Airlines Does NOT Take A Page Out Of United's Book
- April 30, 2017

American says the woman on the flight on April 21, was supposed to leave her doublewide stroller to be stored in the cargo bay, not take it into the cabin. The flight attendant at the center of the controversy has been suspended by the airline. "He stormed by me with the stroller and I said something like, "What are you doing?" A video of the aftermath of the incident showed the flight attendant arguing with passengers, including Fierro, who told the man, "Hey bud, you do that to me, and I'll ... (more...)
Kidnapped teen withdrawn, jittery, family says Kidnapped teen withdrawn, jittery, family says
- April 30, 2017

Griffin Barry said the pair told him their names were John and Joanna and that they needed money for food, gas and a place to stay, ABC News' "Good Morning America" reported Friday . Cummins acknowledged in federal court in Sacramento on Monday that he is the suspect in the case and agreed to return to Tennessee to face charges there. (more...)
Rallies focus on danger posed by climate change Rallies focus on danger posed by climate change
- April 30, 2017

Area people rode the "Climate Bus" from Bluffton to participate in the People's Climate March in Washington , D.C. Saturday. Democratic U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett was among the speakers who addressed the crowd. But officials said they planned to resume full Red Line service between Judiciary Square and Farragut North around 3 p.m.to accommodate people leaving the Climate March and those headed to the Capitals playoff game. (more...)
Mom of Elizabeth Thomas violently abused her, court docs allege Mom of Elizabeth Thomas violently abused her, court docs allege
- April 30, 2017

S. Jason Whatley said Tuesday the community's outpouring of love and support for the Thomas family has been overwhelming. Cummins, who appeared at an arraignment in Sacamento, walked into court wearing an orange prison jumpsuit that said "Sac Co prisoner" and he was shackled with a chain around his waist. (more...)