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Deaths reported after Texas tornado Deaths reported after Texas tornado
- May 01, 2017

A vehicle is part of the tornado debris field that was piled up on State Highway 80 in Fruitvale, Texas, late Saturday, April 29, 2017 . Some homes were destroyed during the storm. Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler received two patients, a spokesperson said. A local auto dealership also was hit. A building at the dealership was extremely damaged and appears to have partially collapsed. (more...)
Mexico Calls President Trump's Wall An 'Unfriendly, Hostile' Act Mexico Calls President Trump's Wall An 'Unfriendly, Hostile' Act
- May 01, 2017

Separately, the White House and congressional Republicans are gauging whether a plan to revise the GOP's stalled health care bill would garner enough converts to rekindle hopes for House passage of the legislation. "Same concerns, and this didn't really address them", said Dent, who like Jordan said he'd not yet seen legislative details. States could opt out of setting requirements on the benefits health insurers must cover in their policies and the ban on allowing insurance companies to ... (more...)
Seek accountability not WH visit for Duterte Seek accountability not WH visit for Duterte
- May 01, 2017

A spokesperson for Duterte has condemned Sabio, according the the Times , arguing the suit is intended "to embarrass and shame the president and undermine the duly constituted government of the Philippines". Southeast Asian nations will need more than that to convince them the United States still has their backs. He has made overtures toward increasing ties with Russian Federation and China, vowed to kick out American military stationed in the Philippines and holds a longstanding personal ... (more...)
Tornadoes And Severe Floods Hit South And Midwest Tornadoes And Severe Floods Hit South And Midwest
- May 01, 2017

The weather was also blamed for damaged homes, downed trees and power lines across Mississippi. Across the US, 11 people have been killed by tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest and Southeast. She said a shelter is being opened at First Methodist Church Life Center, 600 S. Buffalo, Canton, and a command triage center had been set up in Van Zandt County, but the Red Cross was having a hard time getting its volunteers there. (more...)
US Congress takes steps to push budget deadline, avert shutdown US Congress takes steps to push budget deadline, avert shutdown
- May 01, 2017

But with Republicans still smarting from their failed efforts to repeal Obamacare, a roadblock has emerged over billions in cost-sharing payments that are used to offset health premiums for low-income people. Republicans will eventually either have to make peace with a shutdown or make concessions to Democrats. The looming question is just how unyielding Democrats, emboldened by Trump's walk-back on the wall, are prepared to be on issues like Obamacare funding and other provisions they want to ... (more...)
Court: Employers Can Pay Women Less Based On Past Salaries Court: Employers Can Pay Women Less Based On Past Salaries
- May 01, 2017

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Seng had said the pay differences were nearly certainly the result of gender bias. In their decision, the judges cited a 1982 ruling from the same court that said employers to use an employees' salary history to determine their current pay as long as the practice was reasonably and was justified with a business policy, the Associated Press reported. (more...)
Midwest, South recovering after deadly weekend storms Midwest, South recovering after deadly weekend storms
- May 01, 2017

The Latest on severe weather in parts of the U.S. A trip up the road showed how isolated the worst of the storms were. Authorities warned that severe storms potentially packing heavy winds, large hail and tornadoes could hit parts of the mid-Atlantic and northeastern USA by Monday afternoon. (more...)
At least seven killed as tornadoes hit US At least seven killed as tornadoes hit US
- May 01, 2017

Saturday. Further north, in Missouri, a woman drowned when her auto was swept away by fast-moving flood waters Saturday. A woman in Arkansas was killed when a tree toppled onto her house during a storm, while a 24-year-old died while floating in a stream on an inner tube, the Democrat-Gazette newspaper reported. (more...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)