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South Dakota US senators praise Perdue as ag secretary 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...)
Bell tolls as police ambush killer gets death sentence Bell tolls as police ambush killer gets death sentence
- April 30, 2017

Frein killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson II and critically wounded a second trooper in a 2014 ambush. All 12 jurors agreed Eric Frein should be executed for murdering Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. The gunman likely won't face execution for decades, if ever. Tiffany Dickson later showed Pike County Judge Gregory Chelak a slideshow of her life with the slain trooper, set to the couple's wedding song. (more...)
Key US lawmakers favour Obamacare replacement Key US lawmakers favour Obamacare replacement
- April 30, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., center, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., leaves a news conference after a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington , . "I still think there's a lot of work to be done" before a vote can be held, said Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, a member of the House GOP leadership. "I think that kind of said it all, don't you think?" he said. (more...)
Sharksâ Joe Thornton played through torn ACL and MCL in playoffs Sharksâ Joe Thornton played through torn ACL and MCL in playoffs
- April 30, 2017

In his first National Hockey League playoff series as a starter, Talbot recorded two shutouts and turned back the Sharks when they attacked in waves in the deciding game, a 3-1 Oilers win. Not because he was queasy, as the Oilers gutted it out to win their first game six-game series-clinching game on the road since 1990 in Chicago with an 8-4 pasting of the Blackhawks. (more...)
Ann Coulter says her Berkeley speech canceled Ann Coulter says her Berkeley speech canceled
- April 30, 2017

Coulter took shots at the Berkeley chapters of the Young America's Foundation and College Republicans for knuckling under to pressure as the school kept changing the terms of Coulter's appearance this week. University officials have insisted that security could not be guaranteed during Coulter's visit, citing threats and recent violent protests. "Freedom of speech lives on", a flier for the rally says. (more...)
Eye infection knocks No. 1 Ko from LPGA event Eye infection knocks No. 1 Ko from LPGA event
- April 30, 2017

Haru Nomura fist bumps her caddie Jason McDede following the third round of the LPGA golf tournament, Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas. The sisters are staying together, and Moriya said she's looking forward to competing against Ariya. "I try to beat her; she tries to beat me", Moriya said. (more...)
ACLU: Coulter cancellation threatens free speech ACLU: Coulter cancellation threatens free speech
- April 30, 2017

Ann Coulter's speech at the University of California at Berkeley was canceled. Coulter said she could not make it then and accused the school of trying to limit her audience by choosing a date that fell in a study week ahead of final exams. (more...)
Pa. ambush killer gets death penalty Pa. ambush killer gets death penalty
- April 30, 2017

Bryon Dickson and for Trooper Alex Douglass, it was the final chapter of a two and a half year saga. Frein also shot and wounded another State Trooper in that same incident. Last week, the jury found Frein guilty on all charges. The Freins testified about failing their son, whom they described as a loner who struggled in school and did not learn to read until sixth grade. (more...)
US confirms North Korea missile launch
- April 30, 2017

It could develop the capability to target the USA mainland by the end of President Donald Trump's first term. However, it's not the first launch this year from North Korea, which has conducted several such tests despite being barred from doing so by United Nations regulations. (more...)
Alt-right group to rally after cancellation of Coulter talk Alt-right group to rally after cancellation of Coulter talk
- April 30, 2017

Police erected barricades and dispatched officers in riot gear on motorcycles as far-right supporters rallied today to denounce what they called an attempt to silence their conservative views after Ann Coulter said she was forced to cancel a speaking event at the University of California, Berkeley. (more...)