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Will Smith's killer sentenced to 40 years in prison Will Smith's killer sentenced to 40 years in prison
- April 23, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Cardell Hayes has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith during a traffic dispute. Leading up to the sentencing, the past day and a half in Criminal District Court Judge Camille Buras' courtroom has featured gripping testimony from both sides. (more...)
Easter egg hunt a hit in Dobson Easter egg hunt a hit in Dobson
- April 23, 2017

The charity's founder Tripp says the idea to have a section for children with disabilities came from community members after Operation Addy's first Easter egg hunt in 2015. No child they should get every experience that their siblings get. "It's fun, she's having fun". Local children appeared to enjoy finding eggs at the egg hunt on the park grounds. (more...)
UC Berkeley Will Now Allow Ann Coulter to Speak in May UC Berkeley Will Now Allow Ann Coulter to Speak in May
- April 23, 2017

Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said administrators learned of Coulter's planned arrival only after that contract was signed, preventing an assessment of how to avoid a replay of the violence that disrupted a scheduled Milo Yiannopoulos appearance at Berkeley on February 1. (more...)
Alabama Governor Resigns After Being Arrested Alabama Governor Resigns After Being Arrested
- April 23, 2017

He pledged he would not take a paycheck until Alabama reached full employment, or an overall unemployment rate of 5 percent. It passed the House last week after a rare showing of bipartisan support in the Republican-controlled legislature. (AP Photo/Butch Dill). Acting Chief Justice, Lyn Stuart, right, congratulates Kay Ivey, left, after she is sworn in as Governor of Alabama, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. (more...)
Trump Hosts Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots At The White House Trump Hosts Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots At The White House
- April 23, 2017

Several players this year alluded to USA politics as motivation for not attending: "I just don't feel welcome in that house", running back LeGarrette Blount reportedly told the Rich Eisen radio show . Trump was not pleased Brady decided not to attend the New England Patriots' trip to the White House Wednesday. Not mentioned by Trump were the many absent players. (more...)
Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days", dies at 56
- April 23, 2017

She became a regular on The Don Rickles Show and appeared in My Three Sons , The Courtship of Eddie's Father and Family Affair before scoring her best-known role as Joanie Cunningham in Happy Days . Moran's friends and former colleagues expressed their sadness at her passing on social media. It was so surreal with all the cast members ... Henry Winkler, who as Arthur Fonzarelli or "The Fonz", lived above the garage at the Cunningham's house on the long-running show said Moran's death came ... (more...)
Timeline: Ivanka Trump goes to Washington, and sales surge Timeline: Ivanka Trump goes to Washington, and sales surge
- April 23, 2017

China is defending its handling of trademark applications from President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and her company, saying that all such requests are handled fairly. "Ivanka has so many China ties and conflicts, yet she and Jared appear deeply involved in China contacts and policy", said Norman Eisen, who was chief White House ethics lawyer under President Obama. (more...)
Air marshal leaves loaded gun in bathroom during Delta flight Air marshal leaves loaded gun in bathroom during Delta flight
- April 23, 2017

The April 6 Delta flight was from England to New York City. A crew member returned the gun to the agent, who failed to report the mishap to management until days later, CNN reports . A Delta spokesperson declined to comment aside from acknowledging the incident, CNN reported. "If someone with ill intent gets hold of that weapon ... (more...)
Trump calls 100-day benchmark 'ridiculous'
- April 23, 2017

At one one it stood at just 35 per cent, but the latest Gallup daily tracking poll has a placed him at 43 per cent. In an appearance at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on October 22, he issued a "contract" with voters that he called a "100-day action plan". (more...)
Support For Marijuana Legalization Now At an All-Time High Support For Marijuana Legalization Now At an All-Time High
- April 23, 2017

The CBS News poll possesses a margin of error of +/- four percent. Alex Newcombe, a 31-year-old who says he uses marijuana to help his anxiety, said he is disappointed by the Liberal legislation introduced last week. Marijuana's Schedule 1 status is also high on the list of things most Americans want to see changed, with 76% of those surveyed believing that marijuana should be reclassified from a Schedule 1 narcotic. (more...)
Gorsuch dives into the fray at first Supreme Court arguments Gorsuch dives into the fray at first Supreme Court arguments
- April 23, 2017

Gorsuch's seatmate Sotomayor, although still a relatively junior justice, was second only to Scalia last term in the average number of questions asked, according to data compiled by SCOTUSblog. Trump was able to fill Scalia's vacancy only because Senate Republicans previous year refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland. (more...)
Jurors reach guilty verdict in state police ambush case Jurors reach guilty verdict in state police ambush case
- April 23, 2017

Frein was accused of hiding in a forest in September of 2014 and opening fire with a sniper's rifle in an ambush on State Police barracks. A warning label inside the vest said it's not meant to protect against rifle fire.A pathologist who conducted the autopsy on Dickson told the jury that either of the bullets that struck him would have been fatal.Frein eluded capture for almost seven weeks before US marshals found him outside an abandoned airplane hangar more than 20 miles from the shooting ... (more...)
Andrus' RBI single in 9th pushes Rangers past Royals 2-1 Andrus' RBI single in 9th pushes Rangers past Royals 2-1
- April 23, 2017

Matt Bush earned the win with a scoreless ninth. "I was locked in". "He is going to strike out some, but that was a big at-bat for him", manager Jeff Banister said. The Rangers got seven innings of one-hit ball from their bullpen in relief of starter Andrew Cashner, and the last Kansas City hit came in the eighth inning on a one-out single from Alex Gordon. (more...)
A Special Win for Republicans A Special Win for Republicans
- April 23, 2017

The seven-percentage point margin was closer than initially expected in a district that Trump won handily last November and Republicans have held since 1994. Brownback also refused to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor. "I want to congratulate Ron Estes on his victory", she said in the statement. (more...)
Independent autopsy completed on Aaron Hernandez
- April 23, 2017

The Patriots did not immediately react to his request. The reporter behind the Newsweek story, Michele McPhee, had previously aired her reporting about Hernandez's bisexuality as a motive for Lloyd's killing on Boston radio station WEEI. (more...)
Elena Kagan Warns Gorsuch: Supreme Court Newbie Has Chores To Do Elena Kagan Warns Gorsuch: Supreme Court Newbie Has Chores To Do
- April 23, 2017

Gorsuch, 49, is now the youngest Supreme Court justice, and Republicans hope that he will tip the majority back to conservatives , as was often the case with Scalia on the bench. "I can not support a nominee who refuses to answer important questions", Tester said in a statement. As with the entire confirmation process, the final swearing-in of the new ninth justice was saturated with political cant and hypocrisy, an inseparable part of rituals that have always been emptied of any genuine ... (more...)
Glance: Retailers who sell or no longer sell Ivanka Trump Glance: Retailers who sell or no longer sell Ivanka Trump
- April 23, 2017

President Donald Trump may be giving government ethicists headaches with his dozens of trademarks that have been granted in China - a process that gathered steam after Trump recognized a One China policy - but that doesn't mean his daughter, Ivanka Trump , isn't also mixing government responsibility with personal profit. (more...)
Trump credits himself for Georgia runoff | Cap on charitable tax deductions eyed Trump credits himself for Georgia runoff | Cap on charitable tax deductions eyed
- April 23, 2017

Ossoff got 48.1 percent of the votes - the most out of the rest of the 18 candidates - but since none of the other 18 candidates received 50 percent of the votes, he'll face Republican Karen Handel -who received 19.8 percent of the votes - in the June 20 run-off election. (more...)
White House pushes bid to revive health care bill White House pushes bid to revive health care bill
- April 23, 2017

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act was a major Trump campaign promise and a longtime goal of House Republicans. "A couple little pieces on the regulatory framework, and then I think we can all get to yes". Those provisions would create cheaper insurance products by allowing companies to effectively exclude high-cost people and expensive care. One GOP aide also told CNN that the "legislative language is still being workshopped and there is no deadline for finalizing it". (more...)
Ivanka's biz prospers as politics mixes with business Ivanka's biz prospers as politics mixes with business
- April 23, 2017

Recusal from other matters, she said, would be decided on a "case-by-case" basis. She wore dresses from her eponymous brand to the Republican National Convention, boosting sales of both sheaths; on her official website, she posted photos from the event with captions that included links to where readers could buy her outfits. (more...)