January 24, 2018

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Runoff in Georgia House race could test Trump


Sarah Huckabee Sanders made that case within hours of Trump urging 6th District Republicans to vote and mocking Ossoff for not living in the district. With the slogan "Make Trump Furious", Ossoff aims to galvanize opposition to a president struggling with an approval rating that has not topped 50 percent since he took office on January 20, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling. Read More »

Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds


USA troops were seen Saturday in armored vehicles in Syria in Kurdish areas in a show of force apparently meant to dissuade Turkey and Syrian Kurdish forces from attacking one another. "We can come unexpectedly in the night..." Since April 25, the YPG and the Turkish forces have traded artillery fire along the Syrian border with Turkey. Read More »

Democrats Seeking Revenge Prepare to Mark 100 Days of 'Resistance'

But rather than bash Trump, many largely blamed Democrats and Republicans alike, a fractured Congress, the federal judiciary, and what they see as a hostile news media. Only 35 percent approve of his job performance, while 56 percent disapprove. Yet if the election was run again today he would still beat Democrat Mrs Clinton by 43 per cent to 40 per cent. Read More »

Secretary Perdue Hopes to Help President Keep Promises


The Task Force will be chaired by the Secretary of Agriculture and will include various members of the Administration, such as the Secretary of Treasury, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Labor and Secretary of Commerce. Secretary Perdue will serve as the chairman of the interagency task force on agriculture and rural prosperity according to the executive order which "ensures the informed exercise of regulatory authority that impacts agriculture and rural communities". Read More »

Arkansas executions: What's next after the drug supply expires?


She said Williams' death may not bring closure to her family, but it helps a little. "Every time we drive down this road, he's not here anymore", she said of Williams. But executions still are on hold until litigation in federal court is completed, the DPIC says. He was convicted in 1995 of murdering a woman in her home two years earlier. Read More »

1-year-old missing 'without a trace'

The house is right in the center of what had been a massive search area scoured by more than 100 officers, multiple teams of bloodhounds, divers and volunteers ever since the 16-month old was reported missing by her mother, Sheri Gordon, on Tuesday evening. Read More »

Astronaut breaks record for most time in space by American

The previous record holder, astronaut Jeff Williams , had spent 534 from Earth. "Today is a very special day in the glorious history of American spaceflight", Trump said , calling Whitson's new flight record "such an incredible record to break, and on behalf of our nation and frankly on behalf of the world, I'd like to congratulate you". Read More »

Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

The Trump White House and congressional Republicans were at odds Thursday over whether to try for another vote on replacing Obamacare next week, indicating that neither side had a clear strategy for moving on one of the president's central campaign promises. Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s most memorable NASCAR races

While driving both the No. 8 then the No. 88 cars, Earnhardt Jr. served as the sports' most popular driver and a connection to his father, who was easily the most successful and popular driver during the golden years of NASCAR. was one of NASCAR's young guns. Veteran Cup drivers such as Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Kasey Kahne and even Earnhardt himself have won under the JRM banner. Read More »

County's jobless rate dips to 3.5%


Hancock County boasted the fourth-lowest rate at 3.5 percent, while Putnam and Auglaize counties achieved the sixth- and seventh-best rate in OH, respectively. A survey-based unemployment rate published by the statistics bureau had fallen slightly over the past year to under 5 percent at the end of March. It was followed by Leslie County at 13 percent; Harlan County at 12.1 percent; Letcher County at 11.9 percent; Knott County at 11.2 percent. Read More »

Trump summons entire Senate to WH briefing on N. Korea


White House spokesman Sean Spicer announced the meeting at a news briefing Monday, and said it was set up by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., not the White House. North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and its pursuit of long-range missile technology has drawn deep criticism from much of the global community, and Trump responded by dispatching a group of warships, including the Nimitz-class supercarrier Carl Vinson , raising fears that the US may take military action. Read More »

Rain washes out NASCAR race at Bristol until Monday


On Friday, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying was washed out due to rain, and Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race was delayed during Stage 2 because of rain. "If you would have told me that we were going to win the race, I would have told you you were insane", said Chris Gabehart, crew chief for Jones and the No. Read More »

Born US doctor, wife arrested for assisting in female genital mutilation


Fakhruddin Attar told investigators that Nagarwala saw patients, girls between ages 6 and 9, at his clinic about five to six times a year, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Friday. Further investigation found other children in MI underwent the illegal procedure at Attar's office from 2005 to 2017, according to the complaint . Read More »

Chair of Cache County Democrats On Upcoming Sanders, Perez Visit

The tour, aptly titled "Come Together and Fight Back", includes visits in eight states , Maine, Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada and Utah. During his talk last night, Sanders again targeted perceived Democratic failures, saying "Our job is to radically transform the Democratic party". Sanders drew thousands to a rally at the civic center in Portland in July 2015, showing he was more than a fringe candidate. Read More »

VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans' wait times


That broader plan would have to be approved by Congress. Under the bill, the VA will be allowed to operate its Choice program until the funding runs out. "Our number one priority is getting veterans' access to care when and where they need it", said Baligh Yehia, the VA's deputy undersecretary for health for community care. Read More »

Ossoff leading Handel, others in 6th District race

The race to replace Price's seat is set to take place Tuesday and has an astounding 18 candidates. But Jon Ossoff needs to get over 50% of the vote in Tuesday's election to avoid a run-off. and current Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. SUAREZ: That's NPR's Jessica Taylor from Atlanta where she's covering the word you'll hear this week - special election. Read More »

Rogers attends signing of Excelsior Scholarship


Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the requirement was added to protect the state's investment in a student's education by ensuring they don't take advantage of free tuition and then leave NY. Most poor families already pay no tuition out of pocket. Fifth, Cuomo's law threatens to destroy some of New York's private colleges. Over the course of four years at a State University of NY college, tuition would make up only about $26,000 of the total $83,000 tab. Read More »

Man countersues Trump, says he urged Ky. protesters' removal


In a separate filing on Friday, attorneys for Alvin Bamberger, the Trump supporter and Korean War Veterans Association member accused of pushing the woman in the video, argued "to the extent that Bamberger acted, he did so in response to - and inspired by - Trump and/or the Trump Campaign's urging to remove the protesters", Politico's Kenneth P. Read More »

Arkansas Pushes To Carry Out Executions, Fighting Court Rulings And The Clock

The director of the Department of Corrections was so concerned at the shortage of volunteers that she asked the Little Rock Rotary Club if it could provide some. Circuit Court of Appeals. That judge, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, has come under fire for taking part in anti-death penalty protests the same day after issuing his order stopping the use of the drug. Read More »

4 people shot at West Lake station — MARTA Police


Investigators said they recovered what they believe to be the gun used in the shooting. The three people hurt in the shooting were hospitalized but expected to survive. The victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment. Cedric Peterson, who was on the train during the incident, said the suspect walked into the train calmly and was listening to headphones and 'bopping his head.' He said there was 'no argument, no fussing'. Read More »

Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'

Marilyn Tavenner, president and chief executive of America's Health Insurance Plans, responded in a statement that funding for the payments must continue uninterrupted. Despite a lengthy debate, Congress has not yet acted on a bill to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act . But a key concern has yet to be addressed. Read More »

Republican North Carolina lawmakers file bill to reinstate same-sex marriage ban


That league pulled 10 neutral-site championships from the state for the 2016-17 academic year in response to a law that limited protections for LGBT people. In the wake of Brown v. Board of Education Arkansas tried to frustrate desegregation with the same type of legislation. Legal experts are dubious that the Supreme Court ruling would be overturned. Read More »

Trump administration suspends ICE reports due to inaccuracies


The president has repeatedly denounced so-called "sanctuary cities" - municipalities in the United States, including some major cities like Los Angeles and New York City, that choose not to comply with federal detainer orders that are given by ICE when the agency targets undocumented immigrants linked to criminal activity for deportation. Read More »