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A look at killings of law enforcement officers in the US

A look at killings of law enforcement officers in the US In St. Louis, a police sergeant was hospitalized in critical condition Sunday evening after he was shot twice while sitting in traffic in a marked police vehicle. One officer and two suspects died. After the widely covered police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in a suburb of St. [Full Article...]

Ben Carson Accepts HUD Secretary Nomination

Carson cares tremendously about", Williams told Business Insider. President Barack Obama walks away from the podium after finishing his news conference at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Lima, Peru, Nov. Speculation about a role for Mr. Carson, however, had focus on secretary of health and human services, not HUD secretary. The secretary of housing and urban development overs... [Full Article...]

Trump taps SC Gov Nikki Haley to be ambassador to UN

Trump taps SC Gov Nikki Haley to be ambassador to UN Trump said in a statement on Wednesday that Haley "has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation" and "is also a proven dealmaker". Haley , who is Indian-American, is the first woman and the first person of color Trump has selected for his administration. At the time, Haley said she was still "not a fan" of real estate mogul. [Full Article...]

Trump urged to denounce white nationalists supporters

With an ideology that's a mix of racism , white nationalism and old-fashioned populism, the "alt-right" has burst into the collective consciousness since members showed up at the Republican National Convention to celebrate Trump's nomination last summer. [Full Article...]

As wildfire smoke streams across South, masks urged for some

Meanwhile, a wildfire that began Wednesday in Table Rock State Park on the North Carolina line had jumped to 250 acres by Thursday afternoon, said Darryl Jones, fire chief at the South Carolina Forestry Commission. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will help Tennessee pay for some costs to fight spreading wildfires. In Hamilton County, officials say the Sheriff's Office is asking another s... [Full Article...]

Relentless smoke spreads fear at edge of southern wildfires

Relentless smoke spreads fear at edge of southern wildfires People who have heart or lung diseases, older adults, and children are more likely to be affected by health threats from wildfire smoke. "But this one, we've found that it continues to maintain its activity throughout the night", she said. "But it looks like things are in pretty good shape with the Rough Ridge fire ", Heisey said. And because the fires are spread over several states, agencies' re... [Full Article...]

Obama: Confident US Will Continue Commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Obama: Confident US Will Continue Commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation But he had this message to leaders and people around the globe: "We can't look backward for answers, we have to look forward". He also endorsed Syriza's austerity agenda, pledging to "reaffirm U.S. His main theme was that he wanted to see a smooth transition for the country over the next two months. "I am certain that he will be a president. [Full Article...]

Fears grow for Aleppo civilians as Syria regime advances

Obama had resisted pleas by rebel forces to back their efforts to topple the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad as the civil war played out for five years at a cost of more than 300,000 deaths and the displacement of millions others. The city of Aleppo, once Syria's commercial centre, has been divided since 2012, with the eastern half largely in rebel hands and the western half largely controll... [Full Article...]

Storm dumps 18 inches of snow on parts of Northeast

Some forecasters, including AccuWeather .com, were caught off-guard by the intensity of the snowfall caused by a slow-moving storm system that stalled over upstate NY and northern New England before moving into southern Quebec and weakening on Monday . [Full Article...]

Authorities say Texas, Missouri, officers shot in ambushes

Authorities say Texas, Missouri, officers shot in ambushes The man walked up to the patrol auto driver's side window and shot the officer in the head, McManus said. Police officers also were shot and injured during traffic stops in Sanibel, Florida, and Gladstone, Missouri, on Sunday night, but authorities have not suggested these were targeted attacks. [Full Article...]

Operation Christmas Child Seeks Donations

Operation Christmas Child Seeks Donations The boxes, filled with small toys, school supplies and personal hygiene items, are shipped to children around the world. Children also enjoy hats, jewelry, flashlights with ample batteries, socks, T-shirts, watches and anything else a child would enjoy that fits in a shoebox. [Full Article...]

Sanders to Trump: Rescind Bannon Appointment, Keep Promises

Sanders to Trump: Rescind Bannon Appointment, Keep Promises In a statement following the news, Sanders said he would be taking a more grassroots approach . Sanders notes that Trump's promises include no cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid (although Paul Ryan is already working on gutting Medicare), pumping one trillion dollars into infrastructure projects, and raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour (although Sanders reiterates he doesn't ... [Full Article...]

Ryan pulls plug on House GOP bid to restore earmarks

Bush, if President Trump asks the House to pass a budget that, for whatever great reasons he cites, busts the budget and increases the federal deficit, Ryan must say "No". Bill Flores, which could be viewed as a rebuke to his tenure atop the Republican Study Committee during the 114th Congress. "That was a nice fun touch". [Full Article...]

Powerball numbers: Did you win Saturday's $333.5 million jackpot?

Powerball numbers: Did you win Saturday's $333.5 million jackpot? Should the winning ticket be sold in New Jersey, the lucky ticket holder would be subject to a 25 percent federal tax deduction as well as 3 percent in state taxes. Four friends from Dumont shared a $40 million prize by matching five numbers and the Powerball for the March 25, 2015 drawing. While winning the jackpot may seem like a dream come true, the prize can also come with its share of drawb... [Full Article...]

'Sanctuary cities' vow to protect immigrants from Trump plan

About 300 jurisdictions nationwide have sanctuary-like policies, according to the Center for Immigration Studies , which calls for lower immigration levels. Harris said she want every immigrant family in this country as well as the new Trump administration to know exactly where she stands on immigration reform. [Full Article...]

Tim Ryan to challenge Nancy Pelosi for House minority leader

Tim Ryan to challenge Nancy Pelosi for House minority leader Pelosi has served for 12 years at the Democrat's leader and announced Tuesday she would seek the position again. House Democrats were supposed to vote Thursday on who should lead their caucus, but in the wake of Donald Trump's shocking upset victory, a group of them rebelled and forced a delay in leadership elections. [Full Article...]

OR uses two ridiculous last-minute plays to upset Utah

OR uses two ridiculous last-minute plays to upset Utah Based on the postgame reaction, though, the Utes were resigned to their fate as a runner-up. We had our eyes set on the South Division and making it to the championship game. The implications of Utah's defeat could be sweeping across the league: OR coach Mark Helfrich, who was in the hot seat, may have earned a stay of execution. [Full Article...]

Senior US officials recommend removal of NSA director

The incident took place only three years after Edward Snowden distributed more than 1 million classified documents about the agency's secret surveillance programs. Reforms to prevent future thefts were imposed, but more recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested NSA contractor Harold Martin III, who they say had stolen enough classified material to fill roughly 200 laptop computers. [Full Article...]

College students protest against Trump deportation plans

College students protest against Trump deportation plans The massive afternoon demonstration canceled some classes at the university and closed streets after it started around 3 p.m. on campus near College Avenue, proceeded down George Street and ultimately ended nearly two miles later on the Douglass campus. [Full Article...]

Son of Rep. John Conyers found safe in Houston

Son of Rep. John Conyers found safe in Houston The son of a MI congressman was reported missing Wednesday night in Houston , police said. Carl Conyers was last spotted by his roommate before he vanished without a trace. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. UPDATE: Police in Houston have reported that Carl Conyers has been found. [Full Article...]


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