Father of Elizabeth Thomas opens up about daughter's rescue, return home

The teacher, Tad Cummins , faces a federal charge of bringing a minor across state lines for sex and state charges of aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hitt said Monday Cummins is a danger in part for "using his position of trust as a school teacher" and for having two guns in the vehicle when he and the missing girl were found Thursday at a re... [Full Article...]

Fox News' Shine Denied Explicit Support From Murdoch Sons

Fox News' Shine Denied Explicit Support From Murdoch Sons Through a network spokesperson, Shine denied to NY that he had personally approached the Murdoch brothers for a statement. DailyMail.com contacted Fox News for comment. Deadline reports that Hannity's efforts on Shine's behalf go beyond just Twitter, though, quoting an anonymous source that says Hannity knows exactly how much power he has at the network in the wake of Bill O'Reilly's firing... [Full Article...]

Sharksâ Joe Thornton played through torn ACL and MCL in playoffs

Leon Draisaitl and Anton Slepyshev scored on breakaways less than a minute apart early in the second period, and Connor McDavid added an empty-netter with three-tenths of a second left. They've found a way to get the job done against San Jose. That leg save.in that situation with the series on the line. yeah, that'll get you on the nightly highlight reel. [Full Article...]

Infrastructure bonding bill moves forward

Infrastructure bonding bill moves forward If passed, the Senate Finance Committee would need to approve the measure before it could be called for full vote in the Senate and sent to the House. "No one said this was a ideal solution, or that it would have been an easy, slam-dunk sell to voters, but I believe the good in this proposal outweighed the bad and that acting now is far better than continually kicking this can down the road, whi... [Full Article...]

Trooper killed in line of duty was a family man

Trooper killed in line of duty was a family man Ballard attempted to run for cover behind a parked vehicle", said Delaware State Police Superintendent Nathaniel McQueen. According to police one man got out of the vehicle and shot Ballard several time before fleeing. A local fire company opened its facility to temporarily house evacuated residents while police continued to negotiate with the suspect. Mr. Sealy was tracked to his father's home ... [Full Article...]

La Crosse not part of Purdue's Kaplan University acquisition

La Crosse not part of Purdue's Kaplan University acquisition Since March, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has hired a for-profit college official as a special assistant and rescinded Barack Obama-era guidelines meant to protect student-loan borrowers. "We're proud to pass the baton to this esteemed university", he said. Purdue plans to take immediate steps to commence those approval processes. The university strives to help adult students by providin... [Full Article...]

Government shutdown: Border wall money out, Obamacare fight on

Government shutdown: Border wall money out, Obamacare fight on There is no certainty how this standoff might be resolved, with a partial government shutdown set to begin Saturday unless Congress acts. Without the roughly $8 billion in annual payments, many health-policy experts have said , the marketplaces would see a flood of insurer exits and steeper price increases for Americans getting insurance through the marketplaces. [Full Article...]

Manufacturers, Wall Street getting Trump's ear in first 100 days

Just 25 percent of Americans believe that Trump "keeps his promises", down from the 31 percent who thought so in early February, according to the TIME-SurveyMonkey poll conducted last week and released on Tuesday. In March, President Trump hurled unsubstantiated claims that Obama "wiretapped" him at Trump Tower during the presidential campaign. That suggests there's room for Trump to gain grou... [Full Article...]

Arrest Warrants Issued For Fired Gwinnett Police Officers

Arrest Warrants Issued For Fired Gwinnett Police Officers Gwinnett County Police department officers Michael Bongiovanni, 42, and Robert McDonald, 25, were charged with violating their oath of office and a misdemeanor battery, reports The Huffington Post . The officer also said he then smelled marijuana in the vehicle. Bongiovanni has appealed his termination. He wrote that Hollins was acting odd and started yelling, "I need my mom". [Full Article...]

ESPN laying off 100 on-air employees

Longtime NFL reporter Ed Werder was among the first to announce he had been laid off, on the eve of the NFL draft, no less (he had been assigned to cover the New Orleans Saints at the league's annual selection meeting). "I have no plans to retire", he said. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others . Jayson Stark, a Philadelphia-bas... [Full Article...]

Arkansas to Execute Kenneth Williams Thursday; Fourth Execution in One Week

Two requests by Williams' lawyers to the Arkansas Supreme Court for a stay of execution were denied on Thursday afternoon. A filing this morning at the Circuit Court of Pulaski County said Williams had medical conditions such as "sickle cell trait, Lupus, and organic brain damage" that make complications more likely during an execution by lethal injection. [Full Article...]

Arkansas prepares to conclude aggressive execution schedule

Arkansas prepares to conclude aggressive execution schedule Williams' execution had been scheduled for 8 p.m. ET at Cummins prison, the same facility that Williams escaped as an already convicted murderer in October 1999 before killing Boren in nearby Varner. "I told him we forgive him and where I stood on it", said Ms Greenwood, who sent a message to Williams through his attorney. Lethal injection traditionally required a three-drug cocktail: The first ... [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn was warned not to accept foreign payments in 2014

The letter , released today by Cummings, was a primer on ethics restrictions that apply to retired military officers and it warned that Flynn, a retired lieutenant general, was prohibited from receiving foreign payments without prior approval, under the emoluments clause of the U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump signs order on high-skilled worker visas

Trump signs order on high-skilled worker visas With the order , Trump is formally calling for the secretary of commerce and the US trade representative to assess "the impacts of all USA free trade agreements" as part of the new plan. The officials also said that 80 percent of the H1-B visa petitioners who enter the U.S. under the current visa programme are paid less than the median wage workers in their field. [Full Article...]

Trump Helps Release American Aid Worker Jailed In Egypt

Trump Helps Release American Aid Worker Jailed In Egypt Hijazi and her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, an Egyptian, returned to the Washington area this week. The US denfense minister, who is on his first visit to Cairo since taking office, discussed with Sisi a number of topics, including regional and global challenges, especially combating terrorism, presidency spokesperson Alaa Youssef said. [Full Article...]

Gunman pursued injured officer seeking cover, fired again

Gunman pursued injured officer seeking cover, fired again Ballard was also a 2007 graduate of Delaware State University. He graduated from the police academy in 2009. He leaves behind a wife and young daughter. Media outlets report that Wawa officials said in a statement that they are "deeply saddened" after the shooting in the parking lot of the store in Bear on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Republicans starting to sweat fallout from potential Obamacare sabotage

Although insurers wouldn't be able to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, states would have the option to sell plans without the essential health benefits under Obamacare and charge people with those conditions much higher premiums. [Full Article...]

Senators arrive for unusual North Korea briefing with varied expectations

Indiana Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly, a ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, said addressing North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles needs to be a top national security priority. Sen. Experts contacted by Business Insider have stressed that diplomatic engagement with North Korea, an option that hasn't yet been pursued by the Trump administr... [Full Article...]

Freedom Caucus says it now backs GOP health care plan

Those issues remain substantially the same in the new bill. What we know is that the bulk of the conservative House Freedom Caucus , which opposed the first attempt to reform and replace the Affordable Care Act, is now on board with the revised, slightly more conservative version. [Full Article...]

US Republican leaders hunt for votes for healthcare bill

US Republican leaders hunt for votes for healthcare bill Aided by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Democrats were pushing to extend health benefits for 22,000 retired Appalachian coal miners and their families whose medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April. "We're pleased he's backing off", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. "And they could help us". But it remained unclear whether the amended bill could attra... [Full Article...]

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