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State jobless rate ticks up to 3.6 percent, remains below US

State jobless rate ticks up to 3.6 percent, remains below US Employment in the professional and business services industry recorded the largest private industry gain over the month with 13,200 jobs added. Meanwhile the nationwide unemployment rate dropped from 4.7 percent in February to 4.5 percent in April, with 17 states seeing lower rates and 33 states, including New Mexico, with stable rates. [Full Article...]

Colorado's unemployment rate lowest in the nation, lowest in 40 years

Colorado's unemployment rate lowest in the nation, lowest in 40 years Jobs in government fell by 2,100, with decreases in local (1,600) and state (500) government . Hendry County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 6.4 percent, while Monroe had the lowest at 2.8. Comparing industries over the year, seven of the 11 industry groups saw growth in available jobs. This progress matches the US preliminary rate's decline of two-tenths of a percentage point to... [Full Article...]

TN AMBER Alert girl's dad believes she was brainwashed by Cummins

He said he offered Cummins work - moving rocks - and a place to stay: a small cabin for which Barry was the caretaker. "The girl wasn't really looking at me or anything and he was always dominating the conversation". "You know he talked for her a lot". "The two obviously have a relationship, and her response to us kind of escalated up and down". He said Thomas appears to be healthy and unhar... [Full Article...]

Georgia election heads for runoff as Dem falls just short of majority

Georgia election heads for runoff as Dem falls just short of majority Republican Karen Handel , a former Georgia secretary of state, finished a distant second in the crowded field, qualifying for the June 20 runoff. In a further bad sign of Trump's unpopularity in the district, the ultra-wealthy Republican who closely aligned himself with the president, Bob Gray , performed below his polling average leading into the election. [Full Article...]

Champs-Elysees gunman was previously detained but not deemed a threat

Champs-Elysees gunman was previously detained but not deemed a threat The gunman was shot dead at the scene and a pump-action shotgun and knives found in his auto. The attacks were claimed by Daesh, which is mainly active in Syria and Iraq. Emergency vehicles blocked the wide Champs-Elysees, an avenue lined with boutiques and normally packed with cars and tourists that cuts across central Paris between the Arc de Triomphe and the Tuileries Gardens. [Full Article...]

Trudeau defends supply management, wants 'fact' based trade talk with US

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met U.S. President Donald Trump's pointed criticism of Canada's dairy industry Thursday with calm counterarguments in defence of how Canada prefers to manage its milk. On Twitter, dairy lobby groups in Canada were quick to point out imports of dairy goods far outweighed exports, and much of the inbound trade came from USA dairy farms. [Full Article...]

Trump to unveil tax plan with 'massive' cuts next week, AP says

Trump to unveil tax plan with 'massive' cuts next week, AP says Aside from revenue neutrality, the White House is facing other hurdles in seeking a tax overhaul. The President directed the U.S. Treasury to evaluate rules and taxes that stifle economic growth. Lawmakers have been anxiously waiting for more details of Trump's plan for weeks. White House official says tax reform package could come next week. [Full Article...]

UC Berkeley Reverses Position and Reinvites Ann Coulter to Speak on Campus

The university had canceled the event on the grounds that it could turn violent, but a federal judge in Montgomery, Alabama, ruled that the speech should proceed because there was no evidence that Spencer advocated violence. University officials originally announced the cancellation in a letter sent to the Berkeley College Republicans, who invited Coulter to speak. After news of the event's ... [Full Article...]

Justice Dept. tells 9 sanctuary cities grant money at risk

Hitt pointed out that Philadelphia's crime rate is at a 40-year low. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.; Sessions had been the other Alabama senator until he took the helm at the Justice Department . Immigration and Customs Enforcement will often then send a request to local authorities to detain such people. A New Orleans official says the city will provide the Justice Department with proof that it is c... [Full Article...]

Trump says 'no deal' was made for charity worker

Trump says 'no deal' was made for charity worker The source explained that the president directly oversaw discussions with Cairo and no promises had been made in exchange for Hijazi's freedom. Although the president received wide praise for his decision to punish Syria for its presumed chemical weapons attack with a barrage of cruise missiles, the administration has been criticized for contradictions over policy toward Syria and Turkey, and miss... [Full Article...]

Crews work on power outage linked to NYC subway delays

Crews work on power outage linked to NYC subway delays The power cut did not affect San Francisco International Airport, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said through a spokesperson that the agency had not received any reports indicating that the outage was related to any security or terrorism incident. [Full Article...]

Gunmen attacked army base, 100 casualties

Daulat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense, said gunmen entered the compound manned by members of the 209th Corps of the Afghan National Army with a military vehicle. A U.S. official in Washington on Friday had put the toll at more than 50 killed and wounded. The post Death toll in Afghan base attack rises to 140, officials say appeared first on UNTV News . [Full Article...]

Lawmakers try to keep town halls from getting out of control

Lawmakers try to keep town halls from getting out of control Republican members of Congress are facing increasingly heated town halls if they choose to hold them. "I will continue to support, as much as I can, our free-market system of health care", Flake told the crowd, who booed his response, according to the Arizona Republic . [Full Article...]

Aaron Hernandez's funeral scheduled for Monday in CT

Baez said he retained Dr. Michael Baden, a former chief medical examiner for New York City, to perform an independent autopsy. One of the notes left by Hernandez was to his prison boyfriend , who is now on 24/7 suicide watch, multiple law enforcement sources confirm. [Full Article...]

Jalen Hurd Makes Decision On Future

Jalen Hurd Makes Decision On Future Baylor is picking up another contributor, but this one won't be eligible until 2018. A source told FOX Sports Hurd is transferring there with the expectation of playing wide receiver. Hurd entered 2016 as a preseason Doak Walker and Maxwell Award candidate but finished the abbreviated year with 451 yards on 122 carries and three touchdowns in seven games. [Full Article...]

New Poll Could Impact Marijuana Legalization In PA

More than half of those surveyed said they had tried pot at some point in their lives, and of people who've tried it, 44-percent say they now use it. There continues to be support for allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana, even among those who oppose legalizing the drug. [Full Article...]

Images show North Koreans playing volleyball at nuclear test site

Images show North Koreans playing volleyball at nuclear test site USA based monitoring group, 38 North, has been detecting increased activity around the Punggye-ri test site for the last month. "Since the North Koreans are aware of when commercial satellites will fly overhead, the presence of personnel at play (with what looks like the normal six players on each side) may be a way of signaling that a decision has been made to place the test on hold", it said... [Full Article...]

Pioneering New York Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam Dies At 65

Pioneering New York Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam Dies At 65 She'd become a longtime resident of Harlem and receive a bachelor's degree from Barnard College and was classmates with future U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at Columbia Law school. Speaking to the New York Post , anonymous sources said there were no signs of trauma or foul play, but that police are investigating the judge's death. [Full Article...]

Seattle police officers shot responding to robbery

The suspect was identified as Damarius Butts, 19. Two officers were shot this afternoon while responding to a robbery in downtown Seattle , Washington. Get free real-time news alerts from the Seattle Patch. A male and a female police officer were both responding to a robbery of a convenience store in downtown Seattle . [Full Article...]

Arkansas executes first inmate in 12 years

Arkansas executes first inmate in 12 years The execution was conducted without any apparent glitches on Thursday. Crowds that had gathered to protest outside the governor's mansion in Little Rock prayed, chanted and held hands until Lee was pronounced dead just before midnight, and only four minutes before his death warrant had been due to expire . [Full Article...]


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