Monday, 29 May 2017
Latest news
Home » Local

Local

Meet in NCAA lacrosse championship

perth_map

The Maryland Terrapins showed their mettle by holding off pesky Denver to advance to the NCAA national championship in lacrosse for the third straight year. "MVP!" Zoe Ochoa said, hugging her teammate. Maryland was nearly ideal with them a year ago, but was stunned in the title game 13-7 by North Carolina. Read More »

Suspicious item prompts partial evacuation at Newark airport

perth_map

Newark Airport tells passenger to expect residual delays. Newark Liberty on this holiday weekend, filled with people, when authorities found a suspicious package. K9 units, emergency service units, detectives and the Elizabeth Fire Department were at the scene, police said. This all happened just before 5:00 p.m. Read More »

Trump travels to Bethlehem for talks with Palestinian president

In his speech at Mr Rivlin's official residence, Mr Trump said he was deeply encouraged by his conversations with Muslim world leaders in Saudi Arabia. In his remarks, Trump said the USA welcomes assistance from any nation willing to help eradicate "violent ideologies" that he said have "caused so much needless bloodshed and killing here and all over the world". Read More »

Tab For Single-Payer Proposal In California Could Run $400 Billion

perth_map

That leaves $200 billion required from new taxes. The state-run system would supplant existing employer health insurance in California, as well as coverage through public programs such as Medicaid and Medicare . The proposal does not have a specific tax proposal in it, which means it could skirt the two-thirds vote requirement necessary for measures that contain a new tax, the Times reported . Read More »

CVS Only Selling Sunscreen With SPF 15 Or Higher

The SPF number is the level of protection sunscreen provides against UVB rays . One of the issues of disagreement is that even though the FDA contends that products labeled with SPF higher than 50 are "inherently misleading", they have not mandated that producers of sunscreen refrain from labeling their product with values above this. Read More »

US Supreme Court rejects two congressional districts in N Carolina

North Carolina prevailed in state court, where a trial judge rejected a claim from several civil rights groups that the districts were unlawfully gerrymandered. Partisan gerrymandering has always been legally acceptable. Such plaintiffs, under Alito's framework, must "come forward with an alternative redistricting map that served the legislature's political objective as well as the challenged version without producing the same racial effects". Read More »

1st court appearance for 3 teens in shooting death of boy, 6

perth_map

Dwan Wakefield and DeAllen Washington, both 17, and Byron McBride, 19, are all charged as adults with capital murder in the death of Kingston Frazier, who became the subject of an Amber alert after his mother's auto was taken from a Jackson, Miss., grocery store parking lot early Thursday . Read More »

Sunday afternoon clouds to bring 50 percent chance of thunderstorms

perth_map

It won't sweep through fast enough to cool things down much as highs will still be in the upper 80s this afternoon. Highs in the low and mid 70s. Wind: S 10-15 miles per hour. Southwest wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. Southeast wind around 10 miles per hour. Overnight lows for the next several nights will likely stay in the low 70s. Read More »

Former official says she warned White House about Flynn

perth_map

The reference noted that although the meaning of the word "fulsome" is muddled and context is key, it can "indicate abundance, but it can also express disapproval of excessive flattery". Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) directly asked Yates on Monday whether she leaked information to the media or whether she asked the intelligence community to reveal Flynn's identity to her. Read More »

County library invites you to 'Build a Better World' this summer

perth_map

Every child who registers for Summer Reading Club will receive an Applebee's coupon. "In the short term it helps with the summer brain drain that happens when they go back to school in the fall". "We want to offer families fun ways to keep their children learning and active over the summer months", Children's Librarian Sierra Baril said in a recent release. Read More »

Trump and DeVos education cuts "reckless and wrong"

perth_map

The budget being finalized by DeVos' Education Department proposes both of those cuts and more, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post: After-school programs serving mostly poor children, gifted education, art education, career and technical education, mental-health services, Advanced Placement and math and science courses, even Special Olympics programs - all would feel the knife , a total of $10.6 billion in education cuts. Read More »

Gov. Wolf orders flags to half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

The last Mansfield police officer to lose his life in the line of duty was Brian D. Evans on December 26, 2007. Seven were killed by gunfire, and one died in an automobile accident, the press release said . As cities across the country mark Police Week, the Favelas become a reminder of the sacrifices officers and their families make each day. Since last year's DPS Peace Officer Memorial Service on May 17, 2016, another 18 officers were killed in the line of duty in Texas. Read More »

Chelsea Manning released after seven years from military prison

perth_map

That sentence was commuted by former President Barack Obama on January 17, 2017 to time served plus 120 days. She was arrested shortly after turning over the trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. Manning served the longest sentence of any American whistleblower in history after leaking hundreds of thousands of documents to WikiLeaks containing military incident logs in 2010. Read More »

Tipton: New health plan protects those with pre-existing conditions

But what about the millions who would lose their health care; the insurance companies that again could raise premiums on anyone with pre-existing illnesses; the millions who would be pushed off Medicaid; and the women's health issues which are so different from men's? "Obamacare was based on a one-size-fits-all approach that put bureaucrats in Washington in charge of your health care ", Bost said. Read More »

Officer dies after ambush at OH nursing home

perth_map

People shouted that they needed police, the witness said. According to WOSU's Esther Honig, that officer was Kirkersville police chief Robert E. Chamberlain II. At least two people were hospitalized and police confirmed a Kirkersville police officer was shot, Columbus-based WSYX reported. By 10:30 a.m., law enforcement officers were moving some of the senior citizens that had been inside the building for hours to a neighboring church across the street. Read More »

Far-right to rally in Berkeley after Coulter talk canceled

Coulter, one of America's best-known and most provocative pundits on the political right, said on Wednesday she no longer meant to defy university officials by speaking on campus without their permission. "Free speech is about uncomfortable speech". Conservative commentator Ann Coulter says her canceled speech at the University of California, Berkeley was simply going to say federal immigration law should be enforced. Read More »

Trump makes puzzling claim about Andrew Jackson, Civil War

Presidential historian Jon Meacham said Tuesday that President Donald Trump told him previous year that he could have negotiated a deal to avert the Civil War . The president of the United States reveals that he does not understand the most basic truths behind the war that birthed America as it exists today. Read More »

Levee breach leads to flooding in northeast Arkansas

perth_map

A levee breach near Pocahontas on Wednesday prompted several water rescues. Major flooding is occurring on the Missouri River in eastern Missouri and the Mississippi River in Missouri and IL. A school bus trying to drive on a flooded road got stuck and almost tipped over near the town of Iowa, Louisiana. "Use caution as flooding and rain continue throughout much of the state". Read More »

Donald Trump slams 'ridiculous' court ruling on immigration

A California judge has blocked US President Donald Trump's executive order that sought to withhold federal funds to "sanctuary cities", the communities that have refused to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials after detaining illegal immigrants. Read More »

Trump says national monuments are a 'massive federal land grab'

There are 27 national monuments now at risk, from Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments in Utah to vast ocean areas in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat who has supported establishing new monuments in Colorado, in a statement Wednesday called the order "an unprecedented attack on existing National Monuments protected by the Antiquities Act". Read More »

Student In Custody After Bringing Gun To Middle School

perth_map

Rosenbach said there was never an active shooter on campus. Mason County Sheriff's officials told KIRO around 11:30 a.m. that the school was on lockdown. The Kitsap Sun reports that authorities detained a student at the neighboring North Mason High School who allegedly brought a gun to school. The message to parents at this time is to "hold tight" until the situation is stabilized. Read More »

Erdogan to meet Trump on May 16-17 in Washington

Turkey's prime minister says opposition parties have the right to file objections to the outcome of a recent referendum on expanding presidential powers, but warned that calling for street protests was unacceptable. He particularly stressed that the matter is neither within the authority of the Turkish Constitutional Court nor within the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Read More »

Florida unemployment rate drops to 4.8 percent

perth_map

That has only happened in two other periods in the last 41 years. "Unemployed Iowans continued to leave the labor force in March", Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend said in a statement. According to the Dept. of Labor , the state added 1,400 seasonally adjusted, non-farm jobs in March, 500 of them in the private sector. The release stated that private sector jobs had expanded with an over-the-year gain of about 46,200 jobs, while the public sector recorded an over-the-year ... Read More »

How a Church Playground Caused a Dispute Over Religious Freedom

perth_map

The case was argued before the justices Wednesday - and it's being closely watched by proponents of school vouchers. Several justices appeared skeptical of Missouri's rationale for denying a church preschool access to a reimbursement program meant to encourage safety updates to playground surfaces. Read More »

Police ID 4 found slain in park in suspected gang killing

perth_map

Victims include 18-year-old Jorge Tigre, whose family says had been friends with the gang members but attempted to stay away from them after the gang orchestrated a fatal machete attack in September. The FBI is helping in Suffolk, but the feds have been on the case as MS-13's tentacles spread across the nation. The teen's mutilated body was discovered with three other victims , identified by relatives at 16-year-old Justin Llivicura, 18-year-old Michael Banageas and his cousin, 18-year-old ... Read More »