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2 men killed, woman hurt after semitrailer hits 6 vehicles 2 men killed, woman hurt after semitrailer hits 6 vehicles
- April 24, 2017

The 51-year-old male driver of the Escort was pronounced deceased at the scene. The critically injured woman was identified as a 25-year-old from Milford. He was being held at the Livingston County jail pending possible charges. The highway was closed for a while after the crash. Gentry said southbound USA 23 remained closed at 5:30 p.m. (more...)
Kenny G gives spontaneous performance for charity on flight Kenny G gives spontaneous performance for charity on flight
- April 24, 2017

The legendary musician was in the bay area after performing at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday night. But, depending on your point of view and taste in music, something awesome did just happen on a Delta flight. For those who don't give a damn about adult contemporary, he's all four faces on the genre's Mount Rushmore. Cave said the passengers raised about $2000! Kenny G walked up and down the plane aisle playing his saxophone and collected more than $2,000 for the charity. (more...)
Supplier sues again over Arkansas execution drug Supplier sues again over Arkansas execution drug
- April 24, 2017

Arkansas' Governor Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, had planned for eight men on death row to be executed within an 11-day period before the end of April, when the state's stock of midazolam, a sedative used in the lethal injections, expires. Arkansas' death penalty push came as the number of USA executions fell to a quarter-century low in 2016. The lawsuit states that McKesson does not produce Vecuronium, but is authorized to buy and sell it. (more...)
Gorsuch sworn into Supreme Court, vows to serve Constitution Gorsuch sworn into Supreme Court, vows to serve Constitution
- April 24, 2017

Indeed, Gorsuch is considered very similar in his judicial philosophy to his conservative predecessor. This removed the ability for nominees to the Supreme Court to be filibustered . Under McConnell's leadership, the Senate a year ago refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to replace Scalia, an appointment that would have tilted the court to the left for the first time in decades. (more...)
County: Bell Springs Road closed until further notice County: Bell Springs Road closed until further notice
- April 24, 2017

The road reopened to one-way, controlled traffic by 11 a.m. and is expected to be fully open by early this afternoon, according to the CHP. A section of Highway 101 north of Legget was completely closed by a massive slide that started on Monday and almost doubled in size on Wednesday night . (more...)
Vice President Mike Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready' Vice President Mike Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'
- April 24, 2017

US Vice President Mike Pence has threatened North Korea with an "overwhelming" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons . Tensions have been escalating on the peninsula, with heated rhetoric from both North Korea and the US. (more...)
Trump takes aim at H-1B visa program Trump takes aim at H-1B visa program
- April 24, 2017

What's more, the executive orders will also require federal agencies to review and minimise the use of waivers and exceptions in global trade agreements. The officials also said that 80 percent of the H1-B visa petitioners who enter the USA under the current visa programme are paid less than the median wage workers in their field. (more...)
Republican Ron Estes Wins Kansas Seat to Replace Mike Pompeo in Congress Republican Ron Estes Wins Kansas Seat to Replace Mike Pompeo in Congress
- April 24, 2017

Trump tweeted Tuesday about Republican Ron Estes , who is vying to fill the seat that opened when Mike Pompeo resigned to head the Central Intelligence Agency. Republicans are defending three other GOP-leaning seats, and Democrats are protecting territory in California. In Normal Township , Democrats won seats on the board of trustees for the first time in 100 years. (more...)
Libyan coastguards rescue migrants, almost 100 feared missing Libyan coastguards rescue migrants, almost 100 feared missing
- April 24, 2017

Frontex , the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, said in a statement it rescued more than 1,400 migrants in the central Mediterranean in 13 search and rescue operations from Friday to Sunday. One person was found dead, the spokesman said. The improving Spring weather may have factored into the sudden surge of ocean crossings . Migrants on a rubber dinghy await rescue by MOAS off the Libyan coast. (more...)
2 more aviation officers put on leave for dragging passenger 2 more aviation officers put on leave for dragging passenger
- April 24, 2017

Dao argues with security and insists that he won't get off. The incident involving Dao happened Sunday evening in Chicago aboard a plane bound for Louisville. Three of these passengers willingly left the plane, but the fourth, Dao, refused after claiming he had early meetings with his patients the next day. (more...)
Teacher Suspected Of Kidnapping Student To Face Federal Court In Sacramento Teacher Suspected Of Kidnapping Student To Face Federal Court In Sacramento
- April 24, 2017

Cummins , 50, fled with Elizabeth, his student, from. Local resident Griffin Barry said in an interview Friday with ABC News' "Good Morning America" that he came across Cummins and Elizabeth at the gas station earlier this week. The girl was wearing trousers, a blouse and shoes when Cummins was arrested. Yesterday, he said, Cummins and Elizabeth helped him fish rocks out of the creek. (more...)
Neil Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court Judge Neil Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court Judge
- April 24, 2017

As a Justice Department lawyer from 2005-2006, he led all government litigation arising from the U.S. war on terror, including its defense of the extraordinary rendition of Khaled el-Masri, a German-Lebanese citizen who was handed over to the Central Intelligence Agency in Macedonia in 2003 and flown to Afghanistan. (more...)
Trump celebrates swearing-in of Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice Trump celebrates swearing-in of Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice
- April 24, 2017

As a Justice Department lawyer from 2005-2006, Gorsuch led all government litigation arising from the United States war on terror, including its defense of the extraordinary rendition of Khaled el-Masri, a German-Lebanese citizen who was handed over to the Central Intelligence Agency in Macedonia in 2003 and flown to Afghanistan. (more...)
Taking a Stand for Free Speech at UC-Berkeley Taking a Stand for Free Speech at UC-Berkeley
- April 24, 2017

Noting that classes won't be in session that day, Coulter took to Twitter and in one tweet called a story about the announcement in the Daily Californian "fake news". In a letter to organizers, Berkeley's counsel said the school had dedicated more resources to facilitating college Republican events this semester than to "any other student group in memory". (more...)
Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at Tribeca Film Fest Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at Tribeca Film Fest
- April 24, 2017

The film, shot as a VR experience, documents a day in the life of a park ranger in the Democratic Republic of Congo that is tasked with saving elephants from the unsafe ivory trade. "It became clear to everyone that this was not just a awful crisis when it came to the elephant population, it was a trade, a trafficking that was funding a lot of bad folks, a lot of bad actors", she said. (more...)
First Woman to Run Boston Marathon Runs Again 50 Years Later First Woman to Run Boston Marathon Runs Again 50 Years Later
- April 24, 2017

She wore baggy clothes as protection from the snow. The old best for a woman in the wheelchair race was 1:34:06. "All of a sudden I heard a scraping sound ... "He basically said as soon as you hit the hill, don't fight it because you'll lose", said Aguila. "It's a transformational experience and a way to take control of their own lives and their own destiny", Switzer responded. (more...)
Uphill battle looms as Trump seeks revamped healthcare plan Uphill battle looms as Trump seeks revamped healthcare plan
- April 24, 2017

Ever since the Franklin Roosevelt administration, taking note of a president's accomplishments within his first 100 days in office has become a clich├ęd way for lazy journalists to write about how an administration is doing. But a senior House Republican aide said that revised language for a bill hasn't been agreed on, and there's no text yet for lawmakers to review. Still, he characterized a funding lapse as "unlikely" and says the White House remains "confident that we're not going to ... (more...)
UCLA lands QB Thompson-Robinson UCLA lands QB Thompson-Robinson
- April 24, 2017

That ends weeks of drama as Thompson-Robinson has consistently cut his list, at three before his April 15 spring game visit in Ann Arbor and down to just two, MI and UCLA, last weekend after his return from U-M. He visited MI for last Saturday's spring game with his mom, Dr. Melva Thompson-Robinson, a MI graduate and a professor at UNLV. That means there's a lot of projection involved in evaluating him - even by the standards of rising senior dual-threat quarterbacks. (more...)
Bernie Sanders on Jon Ossoff: It's 'imperative' he be elected Bernie Sanders on Jon Ossoff: It's 'imperative' he be elected
- April 24, 2017

Sanders addressed numerous same platforms, rattling through a slew of topics that formed the basis of his presidential campaign: supporting climate change research, protecting the environment, reducing student debt, raising the minimum wage, eliminating tax breaks for the wealthy and championing women's reproductive rights. (more...)
Arkansas Executions: What's Next for the Inmates Who Were Scheduled to Die Arkansas Executions: What's Next for the Inmates Who Were Scheduled to Die
- April 24, 2017

Davis had been in a holding cell at the Cummins Unit in Lincoln County. A federal judge' ruled on 15 April ruling stopped the state from executing six of the inmates with a preliminary injunction handed down in response to a lawsuit filed by the inmates, who claimed the executions were unconstitutional due to their rapid pace and also the ineffectiveness of the anaesthetic Midazolam. (more...)