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Rolling Stone settles defamation case with UVa administrator

Rolling Stone settles defamation case with UVa administrator News wires lit up Tuesday night with word of the settlement, but missing was how much. Rolling Stone had appealed the verdict. Another lawsuit against the magazine, waged by the fraternity, remains pending. Following a police investigation and a probe by Columbia University School of Journalism, Rolling Stone retracted the article. Alexandria lawyer Libby Locke, who was Eramo's lawyer,... [Full Article...]

San Francisco high schools bump graduation rates

San Francisco high schools bump graduation rates Not only did the district's overall graduation rate increase 5 percentage points from a year ago, but students in almost all ethnic and program subgroups made gains as well, although gaps remain. Redlands Unified graduated the highest percentage of students in the county at 92.8, up from 90.7 percent the previous year. The Cedar Rapids district has a rate of 3.8 percent. [Full Article...]

Did Alonzo Mourning Trap Ben Carson Inside An Elevator?

Did Alonzo Mourning Trap Ben Carson Inside An Elevator? Mourning's nonprofit "AM Affordable Housing" co-developed the complex. Carson even delivered some crucial paperwork around noon to Miami developer Jorge PĂ©rez that allows his Related Urban Development Group to begin demolishing old row houses as part of a $300 million redevelopment of Liberty Square, Miami-Dade's oldest public housing complex. [Full Article...]

Poll shows Charlie Baker is the most popular governor in America. Again

Poll shows Charlie Baker is the most popular governor in America. Again The Republican Governors Association ought to be pleased, as these results indicate the group has done an excellent job of finding Republican politicians appealing enough to be elected and remain popular in traditionally blue states. Markey's disapproval rating was measured at 23 percent. He had a 75 percent job approval rating. For each question, they could answer strongly approve, somewhat appro... [Full Article...]

Wisconsin churches on alert amid hunt for gun theft suspect

Wisconsin churches on alert amid hunt for gun theft suspect Some local schools were closed or on soft lockdown last week, and churches were on watch over the weekend. "There is a fine balance between safety and being held hostage in fear", Superintendent Tom Johnson said. "But we're just doing what we can to make sure that everyone is prepared.that they know how to give us a call if they see something". We will continue to update here and on 27 News ... [Full Article...]

North Korean ballistic missile launch condemned by UN Security Council

Council members said they "deplore" all North Korean ballistic missile activity, stressing that it contributes to the country's development of nuclear weapons delivery systems and diverts resources from the needs of its people. The missile launch may be a precursor, with more to come as the summit starts later this week, Cossa said. "I'm confident, should he do that", she said, referring to th... [Full Article...]

Neil Gorsuch to be sworn in Monday as Supreme Court justice

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court just swore in the newest justice, Neil Gorsuch will break the ideological tie that exists on the court now, leaving some cases deadlocked. The change allowed the Senate to hold a final vote with a simple majority. Under McConnell's leadership, the Senate a year ago refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garlan... [Full Article...]

Read full Gov. Bentley investigation report, including text to wife, other details

Read full Gov. Bentley investigation report, including text to wife, other details The report included accounts from the governor's ex-wife and staff, who described suspicious text messages and encounters between Bentley and Mason. She provided the messages to the committee. Bentley was desperate to keep news of the affair from spreading beyond the Governor's mansion, where it was apparently common knowledge among staffers, the report said. [Full Article...]

Daugaards Invite Families To Attend Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Daugaards Invite Families To Attend Annual Easter Egg Hunt All guests are encouraged to attend in their Easter best and, for photo purposes, requested to wear bunny ears. At Williston State College, members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society plan to host an Easter egg hunt for children up to grade three on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Air strikes kill at least 18 in northwestern Syria

Air strikes kill at least 18 in northwestern Syria Rebels and residents in northwestern Idlib province said jets believed to be Russian conducted eight raids on Sunday on the town of Khan Sheikhoun where the chemical attack took place but no casualties were reported . Russia's envoy to the UN Vladimir Safronkov slammed the United States action, calling it "a flagrant violation of global law and an act of aggression". [Full Article...]

Congress seen as not likely to pass tax overhaul quickly

In January 2017, White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway said that Mr. Trump is "not going to release his tax returns" and that "Most Americans are - are very focused on what their tax returns will look like while President Trump is in office, not what his look like". [Full Article...]

Putin says bomb shows terror threat still real

There has not been a claim of responsibility for the attack, which came after the Islamic State group called for attacks on Russian Federation in retribution for its military intervention in Syria against the jihadists. A second bomb was found and deactivated. People gather to commemorate the victims of the subway blast at The Field of Mars in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

High Wind Watch in Whatcom County

High Wind Watch in Whatcom County Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Wind Advisories and High Wind Warnings will likely be issued by Thursday . TIMING.Strong wind gusts are expected to develop Thursday morning, increasing throughout the afternoon and reaching a peak during Thursday night . [Full Article...]

4 inmates found dead in SC prison

4 inmates found dead in SC prison The exact causes of their deaths has not yet been released, but authorities have stated they do not seem to have died from "natural causes", according to Coroner Gary Watts. He was scheduled for release in August 2020. The prison processes almost 15,000 offenders each year. He said he is not prepared to give out any details yet regarding how the inmates died. [Full Article...]

Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics

Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics Department of Justice. Trump said Nunes' comments about the surveillance helped justify his insistence, made without evidence, that former President Barack Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower in NY, his campaign headquarters. "These covert, "black" operations influence target-audience opinions with regards to Russian Federation and undermine confidence in Western elected leaders, public officials... [Full Article...]

Mayor denies sex abuse allegations

Murray does not recall exactly who he was". 'It is not a coincidence that this shakedown effort comes within weeks of the campaign filing deadline. The 61-year-old Murray was elected mayor in 2014 after almost two decades of service in the Washington State Legislature. [Full Article...]

Homeland Security chief backtracks on splitting families

Homeland Security chief backtracks on splitting families Kelly said border agents could separate parents and children if, for instance, the mother is sick or addicted to drugs. And La 72, a shelter near the Mexico-Guatemala border, saw its numbers in February and March fall by almost half compared to the same months in 2016, suggesting that fewer people are leaving Central America. [Full Article...]

Tony Romo lauds Jerry Jones' support, still cold on Jason Garrett

For what it's worth, the possibility of Romo joining CBS was first reported March 24, and the idea that he could displace Simms on the top team followed on March 29. "I know what it takes for me to play, and I would literally have to be making that decision right now", Romo said. Phil Simms has yet to comment publicly on whether he'll accept a demotion to a lower-profile announce team ... [Full Article...]

Senate school bill falls between House and Dayton

Senate school bill falls between House and Dayton The bill must now have a final House floor vote , and then any differences will have to either be approved by the Senate or settled in a joint conference committee. On Monday, the House amended the medical marijuana bill . In a session where roughly $1.1 billion in state funding for higher education special items could be eliminated in the Senate draft budget, universities could be without a r... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump, Jordan's queen tour girls-only charter school

Melania Trump, Jordan's queen tour girls-only charter school While President Donald Trump moved to the White House following his inauguration in January, his wife Melania Trump is staying back in NY, living in Trump Tower with their 10-year-old son Baron. "Oh, I think it's my chair", the Queen said, adjusting her seat. Kate Andersen Brower, author of "First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies", said she was most struck by Trump... [Full Article...]


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