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House passes short-term spending bill in effort to dodge shutdown House passes short-term spending bill in effort to dodge shutdown
- May 01, 2017

The House Rules Committee, in a late-night meeting, voted 8-2 to send the legislation to the full House of Representatives for debate and votes on passage on Friday, just hours before expiry of a deadline for funding many federal agencies. Mexico has adamantly rejected Trump's assertion that it would pay for the wall. "But you need that wall to stop the human trafficking, to stop drugs, to stop the wrong people". (more...)
Area gasoline prices drop this week Area gasoline prices drop this week
- May 01, 2017

Gas prices statewide have fallen by about 10 cents per gallon in the past week, AAA Michigan said. With April gas prices the highest they have been in the Bradenton-Sarasota area in two years, motorists are getting a reprieve as the calendar flips to May. (more...)
Corey Davis picked fifth in the NFL Draft Corey Davis picked fifth in the NFL Draft
- May 01, 2017

But once they got on the clock, they had a chance to make some noise. The Titans still were sold enough on Davis to take him when players such as Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, LSU safety Jamal Adams and Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore were available to boost a defense that struggled against the pass a year ago. (more...)
Why Bernie Sanders's Unity Tour Failed Why Bernie Sanders's Unity Tour Failed
- May 01, 2017

That's why the pair named their effort the " Come Together and Fight Back " tour , but so far, they're not seeing much coming together and the fighting is at least in part internecine. People interested in attending one of the stops on the tour can RSVP on the DNC website. Senator Sanders says rebuilding infrastructure needs to be addressed and action needs to be taken to stop climate change. (more...)
Leonardo DiCaprio joins Climate Change March on Washington, D.C. Leonardo DiCaprio joins Climate Change March on Washington, D.C.
- May 01, 2017

Other famous marchers in Washington D.C. included British entrepreneur Richard Branson and ex-presidential candidate and environmental activist Al Gore. When DiCaprio isn't proving how passionate he is about climate change, he's hanging out with Orlando Bloom at Coachella , or spending thousands of dollars to fly his favorite eyebrow stylist across the world to make sure his brows are ideal. (more...)
Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach
- May 01, 2017

The woman was airlifted to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla , according to the San Diego Union-Tribune , and her condition was unknown. She is believed to be in her 30s, reports NBC San Diego . "Somebody just yelled "shark", you know, and like 'shark!" Subsequently, State Park authorities closed surrounding waters for 72 hours. Robinson said he's aware there are sharks in the area but says he's never witnessed anything like this up close. (more...)
Deadly tornado kills 4 Saturday in Texas community Deadly tornado kills 4 Saturday in Texas community
- May 01, 2017

Everett said the grounds of the market were spared from serious damage, although power lines and trees were down. "But our little subdivision was the only one hit", Ms Haik said. Sunday, search and rescue teams were going house to house, looking for people who may be still trapped in the rubble. Canton mayor Lou Ann Everett said at a news conference: "It is heartbreaking and upsetting to say the least". (more...)
Dead Amid Flooding, Strong Thunderstorms in Midwest Dead Amid Flooding, Strong Thunderstorms in Midwest
- May 01, 2017

More than 700 state roads have been closed. Greitens said some of the flood levels surpassed historic levels. One woman was killed on Saturday afternoon when her vehicle was swept off the road. Several docks were destroyed at the marina. Getting to people who need help was a major challenge for police in parts of the state, and the Missouri DOT has reported more than 50 road closures because of flooding. (more...)
McDonnell: If I could go back, I would not have taken gifts McDonnell: If I could go back, I would not have taken gifts
- May 01, 2017

But while Chief Justice John Roberts said prosecutors overreached, he blasted the McDonnells for their behavior. "And we may not like the amount of gifts, but it was consistent with Virginia law and so, Bill, that's why at this point, I feel vindicated", he said. (more...)
One Of Congress' Most Powerful Figures Isn't Running For Re-election One Of Congress' Most Powerful Figures Isn't Running For Re-election
- May 01, 2017

He stressed that he did not have "ulterior motives" for making the decision and said he "may" run for office again. "Congressman Chaffetz has represented Utah in the United States House of Representatives with distinction, and I have appreciated working with him over the last eight years on issues vital to our state". (more...)
Hundreds rally in Berkeley after Coulter talk canceled Hundreds rally in Berkeley after Coulter talk canceled
- May 01, 2017

PHOTOS: Groups protest in Berkeley over Ann Coulter Members of another group called Respect Berkeley, which was recently organized by residents, said they would provide security for protesters and defend free speech at all costs. But many critics of these college students are focused on what's happening on campuses because they actually take the students - and free speech - seriously. (more...)
One dead in Army helicopter crash on Maryland golf course
- May 01, 2017

One crewmember has been killed and two others injured in a US Army helicopter crash into a golf course. The helicopter came down near the course's third hole, said Kevin Bowman, who told WJLA Washington he was in the pro shop when the landing occurred. (more...)
US Congress negotiators set spending plan to avert shutdown, bolster defense US Congress negotiators set spending plan to avert shutdown, bolster defense
- May 01, 2017

The bill also includes billions in defense spending and global war on terrorism, both important demands from Republicans. If this deal passes Congress and the president signs it into law, as expected, it would mark the first significant bipartisan legislation passing Congress this year and since Trump took office on January 20. (more...)
President Trump attacks media on night of Correspondents' Dinner President Trump attacks media on night of Correspondents' Dinner
- May 01, 2017

His "America first" campaign rhetoric has bumped up against the challenges of conflict overseas. Absent from the video, however, are any references to Trump's legal and legislative setbacks, which include the overturning of his travel restrictions and the initial failure of health care reform drafted by the GOP-led Congress. (more...)
Deadly Texas Tornado Caught on Camera Deadly Texas Tornado Caught on Camera
- May 01, 2017

Tornadoes ripping through north Texas left widespread destruction and more than 50 people injured, officials said. Authorities in Van Zandt County said Sunday afternoon that two other people are still unaccounted for. Homes are severely damaged after a tornado hit the town of Emory, Texas, April 30, 2017. Parts of IN received up to 8 inches (20 cm) of rain while areas IN Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas were drenched with up to 4 inches (10 cm), James said. (more...)
Lawmakers Pass Government Spending Bill Lawmakers Pass Government Spending Bill
- May 01, 2017

Republicans introduced a bill Wednesday to fund government operations at current levels for one more week, giving them time to finish negotiations with Democrats on the plan for the rest of the fiscal year ending September 30. Advocates had hoped to raise enough support for the measure after a group of hard-line Republican conservatives endorsed an amended version on Wednesday. (more...)
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...)
President Trump: North Korea 'disrespected' China with missile test President Trump: North Korea 'disrespected' China with missile test
- May 01, 2017

The latest test came as USA officials pivoted from a hard line to diplomacy at the U.N.in an effort to address what may be Washington's most pressing foreign policy challenge. Though the missile test was unsuccessful and did not pass beyond the North Korean territory, it has stirred the relations between North Korea , China and US. (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...)