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Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

The time between the first injection and the pronouncement of death was 17 minutes, state officials said . The inmates were initially scheduled to be executed one hour apart, but Williams' attorneys filed an emergency stay motion (pdf) saying that Jones' execution "appeared to be torturous and inhumane", as the inmate was reportedly still moving more than five minutes after the administra... [Full Article...]

Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana

Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana The National Weather Service in Tulsa predicts the severe weather, including wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour and large hail, will move into the area starting about 7 p.m. Right now, timing for that system appears to be late Sunday night through early Monday morning. Rain is in the forecast for the weekend. By the end of Thursday, we should only see between a half-inch and one inch of rainf... [Full Article...]

Texas Republican departs Freedom Caucus

Should the bill to repeal and "replace" ObamaCare fail once again, so-called moderates in the GOP this time will shoulder the "blame" for failing to keep their promise. Ryan's own attempt to do so, the "American Health Care Act (AHCA)", had to be withdrawn last month after failing to gain enough support, despite ringing endorsements from both Ryan and President Trump. [Full Article...]

Community Says Goodbye to Beloved 600-Year-Old Tree

Community Says Goodbye to Beloved 600-Year-Old Tree It is considered one of the nation's oldest trees. The beloved giant white oak, located among headstones in Basking Ridge church graveyard, was cut down after it died a year ago. But before dying, the tree gave back to the town that so loves it. The work started at 6 a.m., said Jon Klippel, a member of the church's planning board. [Full Article...]

Trump relies on 'dynamic scoring' to pay for tax cuts

When asked about the deficit impact of the tax plan, Mnuchin said at an International Monetary Fund event Saturday that when accounting for the economic growth that would occur because of the tax changes, the tax overhaul "will pay" for itself . [Full Article...]

Altuve out of Astros' lineup a day after collision

Altuve out of Astros' lineup a day after collision Altuve appeared to hit his head in the collision, although Hernandez evidently got the worst of it. Unfortunately, neither of the pair communicated with the other, crashing into each other at full speed. The Indians mustered six hits and three bases on balls with Austin Jackson and Michael Brantley providing the scoring with solo jacks. Kipnis struck out and Brandon Guyer grounded out to end t... [Full Article...]

Bachelor called 911 after fatal crash

Bachelor called 911 after fatal crash Soules, 35, was driving his truck about 15 miles from his Arlington, Iowa, home when he rear-ended a John Deere tractor driven by 66-year-old farmer, Kenneth Mosher. The investigation will reportedly take two weeks to a month to complete, and until then, it's unclear whether Soules will be charged with vehicular manslaughter. [Full Article...]

Berkeley college reverses cancellation of speech by controversial right-wing provocateur Ann Coulter

Berkeley college reverses cancellation of speech by controversial right-wing provocateur Ann Coulter Citing safety concerns, administrators on Wednesday postponed Coulter's scheduled April 27 appearance, saying it needed more time to find a "suitable venue". Coulter received some unexpected backing from left-leaning Berkeley professor Robert Reich, who called the cancellation a "grave mistake". Berkeley College Republicans said that's not true, that they provided plenty of notice about their pl... [Full Article...]

Ethanol, corn groups urge Perdue to protect farmers, biofuels

Ethanol, corn groups urge Perdue to protect farmers, biofuels In a statement Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) who originally opposed the nomination, said:"After a thorough review of his qualifications and priorities, I support the nomination of Governor Perdue to serve as Agriculture secretary". [Full Article...]

De Blasio has lost touch with reality

De Blasio has lost touch with reality The cost would rise to $177 million when the program is fully in place. De Blasio said the population would first have to drop to half of what it's been in recent years, and that the city would need newer, smaller jails elsewhere, which could prove unpopular with the community. [Full Article...]

Man charged with making threatening calls to Florida Jewish centers

Man charged with making threatening calls to Florida Jewish centers An Israeli-American teenager has been indicted in Israel on allegations he made thousands of hoax bomb calls, including to a Jewish centre in New Zealand, and earned thousands by offering to phone in threats against schools, hospitals and planes. [Full Article...]

President Trump Signs New Executive Order: "Buy American and Hire American"

President Trump Signs New Executive Order: And H-1B visas-which let in skilled foreign workers-have become an important focal point, given the debates over economic migration and outsourcing as well as Trump's past business practices . The move signals a further attempt at Trump to target foreign companies that typically hire foreign workers over Americans. The U.S. tech industry's need for skilled workers is only "accelerating because ... [Full Article...]

Welcome to the biggest week of Donald Trump's presidency

President Donald Trump attacked ABC and NBC polls as fake news and "totally wrong in general" Monday morning, quoting from parts of an ABC News/Washington Post poll that said 53% said Trump was a strong leader and saying new polls were "very good considering that much of the media is FAKE and nearly always negative". [Full Article...]

UC Berkeley Sued Over Ann Coulter's Postponed Visit

Berkeley's president and other school officials are listed as defendants in the lawsuit that was filed on Monday in the Northern District of California San Francisco Division. Well again, I don't think it's Ann Coulter's or YAF's or Berkeley College Republicans' problem to solve that problem. Coulter has said she will speak at Berkeley on Thursday, regardless of the university's move to reschedu... [Full Article...]

Tennessee kidnapping suspect makes first appearance in court

Tennessee kidnapping suspect makes first appearance in court The girl's father reported her missing the same day of Cummins' departure. "I think he did go there and speak with some people, but then wound up going back to Cecilville", Houtman said. In a criminal affidavit, investigators said Cummins stole his wife's auto on March 13, telling her he was going to Virginia to "clear his head", according to an NBC News report. [Full Article...]

Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money

Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money Chisholm said the county receives more than $1 million from this specific grant. Despite perennial debates in cities and counties statewide over "sanctuary" policies to protect undocumented immigrants - including restrictions on cooperation between local and federal law enforcement - DOJ has not yet targeted any New Mexico jurisdictions. [Full Article...]

Survivalist convicted of killing trooper in sniper ambush

Survivalist convicted of killing trooper in sniper ambush A death sentence would send Frein to death row, but the state has a moratorium on executions under Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. The same jury that convicted him after four hours of deliberations will reconvene on Thursday to hear evidence in the penalty phase of trial at Pike County Courthouse. [Full Article...]

Missing Tenn. student Elizabeth Thomas is 'resting' after reuniting with her family

Missing Tenn. student Elizabeth Thomas is 'resting' after reuniting with her family Authorities have not said what charges the 50-year-old health sciences teacher may face. Cummins was arrested without incident and booked into a California jail. She had no idea why her husband went to northern California. "Everybody was hoping for the best and the best is what we got". The Black Bear Ranch website has been made temporarily unavailable because of overwhelming traffic due to an... [Full Article...]

Flood Warning for Illinois River issued

Flood Warning for Illinois River issued Rain will continue on and off throughout the day, with some isolated storms possible later as well. "It looks like at some point this evening the rain will taper off and conditions will start to improve". The watch alert includes the cities of Conway, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Murrells Inlet, Garden City, Georgetown and Andrews. [Full Article...]

UC Berkeley Will Now Allow Ann Coulter Speech To Take Place

Responding to a tweet , Coulter insisted the event was not canceled and that she would be there. It was not clear if Coulter will accept the new invite but the university said it has found a suitable venue to host a speech by Coulter and that the speech could be held on May 2. [Full Article...]


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