Confederate monument in New Orleans taken down

Not only was the move to erase the historical monument guarded by police protection, but the identities of the workers who were involved in hauling away the monument were obscured. Robert E. Lee in Lee Circle. Speculation surfaced last week that the ... More..

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Georgia House race to high-stakes runoff as Trump wades in
by | Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Georgia House race to high-stakes runoff as Trump wades in

David Nir, political director for Daily Kos, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump has motivated a grassroots backlash that threatens traditionally Republican congressional seats. Ossoff fell just s...More..

Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges
by | Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges

Cummins was charged with kidnapping and a misdemeanor of sexual contact with a minor during his disappearance. "These allegations do not involve force, threats or coercion", Galloway said. They say he left Te...More..

FDNY Investigation Into Firefighter's Death Will Focus On Ladder
by | Monday, April 24, 2017

FDNY Investigation Into Firefighter's Death Will Focus On Ladder

The last New York City firefighter to die in the line of duty happened in September when an explosion at a marijuana grow house in the Bronx killed a fire battalion chief. "Our drummer, the heartbeat of the b...More..

UC Berkeley students threaten to sue over Ann Coulter visit
by | Monday, April 24, 2017

UC Berkeley students threaten to sue over Ann Coulter visit

He also said he and his staff had informed the Berkeley College Republicans-one of the groups that invited Coulter-and Coulter's team about the new venue and date. With Ms. Coulter's appearance, Berkeley had a ...More..

by | Monday, April 24, 2017

New York's mayor blasts Sessions' 'soft on crime' statement

Malliotakis has made the issue of illegal immigration her platform in the deep blue city, telling Fox News' Brian Kilmeade she has identified 447 crimes in which the city will not comply with federal requests t...More..

by | Monday, April 24, 2017

Father of missing teen says she was brainwashed

Officials have even used the term "brainwashed", to remind people of the control Cummins allegedly had over her. Cummins was arrested - and the girl was found safe - Thursday outside a cabin in Cecilville, ...More..

by | Saturday, April 22, 2017

Egyptian-American release came after 'no deal,' Trump says

Their detention well exceeded the Egyptian legal limit of two years for pretrial and provisional detention, and human rights groups maintained they had not been allowed access to their lawyers. "I left Cairo ...More..

Scientists to March Against Trump's Alternative Facts, Climate Denial
by | Saturday, April 22, 2017

Scientists to March Against Trump's Alternative Facts, Climate Denial

Calling the March 29 march a "mass mobilization", the national coordinator of the Peoples Climate Movement describes the Trump administration's repeal of Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan as "a unsafe step tha...More..

by | Friday, April 21, 2017

Texas Governor Gives First Clear Support For 'Bathroom Bill'

Florida House and Senate members are trying to reach a consensus on a proposal to carry out a constitutional amendment that legalizes medical marijuana for patients with a broad swath of conditions. Gina Hino...More..

by | Friday, April 21, 2017

Closing arguments scheduled in trooper ambush trial

A warning label inside the vest said it's not meant to protect against rifle fire.A pathologist who conducted the autopsy on Dickson told the jury that either of the bullets that struck him would have been fata...More..

by | Friday, April 21, 2017

Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb

Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, said the caves and tunnels targeted by the MOAB bomb were being used by ISIS as a "sanctuary inside Afghanistan" to move around the battlefield ...More..

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz won't run for re-election
by | Friday, April 21, 2017

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz won't run for re-election

He first entered the political arena in 2003, serving as former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr.'s campaign manager and chief of staff for two years, and was elected to the U.S. A long-shot Democratic challenger...More..

Delaware County Amber Alert
by | Friday, April 21, 2017

Delaware County Amber Alert

The Amber Alert was issued for 2-month-old Maxwell Keener and and 20-month-old Adelyn Keener. The children's mom, Sarah Jane Lewis, who was reported to have taken the children, was found with them. She has blon...More..

Trump orders overhaul of H-1B visa system
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Trump orders overhaul of H-1B visa system

Laws requiring the use of USA -sourced goods and services for government contracts would be bolstered by an executive order issued April 18 by President Donald Trump. Trump's order seeks to ensure the visas go ...More..

A case for preventing children's scraped knees
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

A case for preventing children's scraped knees

Many speakers at the demonstration - as well as Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer - raised the same fire department question, wondering why a prohibition on the government cutting a check to a church woul...More..

Trump to sign bill extending veterans' health care program
by | Thursday, April 20, 2017

Trump to sign bill extending veterans' health care program

Trump had pledged during the presidential campaign to give veterans freedom to seek care "at a private service provider of their own choice". "I came to the conclusion we have to maintain a strong VA", Shulki...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

No need for Trump's approval to use massive bomb

The provincial government said Saturday that 94 ISIS militants including four leaders of the terror group were killed in the airstrike and no casualties were incurred to the local residents. Last week, a USA ...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Trump order would target high skilled worker visa program

Trump will sign the order during a visit to Wisconsin tools manufacturer Snap-on , two senior Administration officials said Monday on the condition of anonymity. "We are finally standing up for our workers a...More..

Logan County sheriff's deputy shot near Oklahoma City; police searching for suspect
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Logan County sheriff's deputy shot near Oklahoma City; police searching for suspect

Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. John Vincent said Tuesday that Logan County Sheriff's David Wade died after being taken to a hospital for his wounds. Sheriff Devereaux says that the deputy was shot multiple tim...More..

Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts set to be awarded
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts set to be awarded

Other winners included an worldwide consortium of more than 300 reporters on six continents that exposed the so-called Panama Papers detailing the hidden infrastructure and global scale of offshore tax havens u...More..

Gas prices rise to highest level since September 2015
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Gas prices rise to highest level since September 2015

Fuel prices have been moving up the last couple weeks because of higher crude oil prices. KINGSTON, N.Y. Average retail gasoline prices in NY have risen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.50 ...More..

by | Sunday, April 16, 2017

Activists to use Tax Day to tell Trump: Show us your returns

His administration's excuse? " People don't care ". Organizers of "Tax March" are planning events in more than 150 cities, including New York, Washington and Los Angeles, as well as cities in Europe, Japan an...More..

by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

White House decides against releasing visitor records

On Friday, an administration official announced the logs will no longer be made publicly available, citing "grave national security risks and privacy concerns". "Good thing we sued". Plaintiffs say the admini...More..

by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

Kansas outcome a warning to GOP as Georgia contest nears

Whether in the manufacturing industry or in public office, Ron has always worked to improve efficiency and find savings. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee , the NRCC's counterpart, closely moni...More..

by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

Kelsey Plum goes No. 1 in WNBA draft

Her 15.3 rebounds per game combined with Plum's 31.7 points per game made them the first pair of teammates in NCAA history to lead the nation in rebounding and scoring in the same season. "For us, it's definite...More..

LI Teens Found Butchered In Park, MS-13 Gang Suspected
by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

LI Teens Found Butchered In Park, MS-13 Gang Suspected

Police are not revealing when they believe the victims were killed, in an effort to "maintain the integrity of the investigation". The authorities have not disclosed the identities of the four new victims. Thir...More..

by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

"I'm scared": Officials release 911 audio from school shooting

He had been hospitalized since Monday, when the estranged husband of his teacher, Karen Smith, entered their North Park Elementary School classroom, shooting her and another student. According to authorities, A...More..

Border turns quiet under Trump amid steep drop in arrests
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Border turns quiet under Trump amid steep drop in arrests

President Donald Trump's campaign promise of a "big attractive wall" along the Mexican border all but came tumbling down Wednesday as the secretary of Homeland Security said that there would only be solid barri...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Is Bannon in peril? Trump comments worry his populist base

Trump's comments about Bannon mark the nadir of a relationship between strategist and candidate that paid massive dividends for both - dating back to August 2016 when the former CEO of Breitbart News signed on...More..

'It's Not Too Late' To Boot FBI Director Comey
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

'It's Not Too Late' To Boot FBI Director Comey

In fact, Comey intervened in the election in such a way that nearly certainly cost Clinton the presidential race, all while hiding information from the public about the Trump campaign being under investigation ...More..

'Cocaine Cowboy' arrested in Central Florida after 26 years on the run
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

'Cocaine Cowboy' arrested in Central Florida after 26 years on the run

They surveilled them for some time and when they were able to confirm it was Gustavo, they stopped him at a traffic light in Kissimmee. Falcon and his family were renting a house in Kissimmee, which was under...More..

NC GOP leader promises no action on anti-gay marriage bill
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

NC GOP leader promises no action on anti-gay marriage bill

Hodges decision of 2015. In news that probably isn't shocking, GOP lawmakers in North Carolina have introduced a bill to restore the state's constitutional ban on same sex marriage. One of the sponsors of t...More..

Tradition! Trump to keep Obama Passover custom alive with Seder Monday
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tradition! Trump to keep Obama Passover custom alive with Seder Monday

While Seders follow the ritual order of prayers, readings and eating symbolic foods outlined in the Haggadah (the book that sets forth the order of the Passover Seder ), preparations often begin weeks befo...More..

Donald Trump sounds sick of Steve Bannon
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Donald Trump sounds sick of Steve Bannon

If it weren't for the fact that our president doesn't know how computers work , I'd have no doubt that he would be obsessed with the Google alert he would have set up for his name. President Donald Trump decli...More..

Sacramento man accused of jaywalking tackled and punched by police
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sacramento man accused of jaywalking tackled and punched by police

The incident supposedly all started because the man was jaywalking. Following the altercation with the officer, the man was handcuffed and arrested for resisting arrest and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant ...More..

'Manchester by the Sea' inspired duo to kill son
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

'Manchester by the Sea' inspired duo to kill son

In speaking to the court, Heather Franklin's attorney, Michael Trosset, said, according to the transcript , "She is innocent until proven guilty". He said it's unclear if the movie, which starred Casey Affle...More..

by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

List of winners at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards

The Backstreet Boys shined brightly at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards. Urban is the top nominee with seven, including album of the year, single record, song of the year and male vocalist of the y...More..

Texas voter ID law was designed to discriminate, judge rules
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Texas voter ID law was designed to discriminate, judge rules

Sign up at Tribune.com for our upcoming newsletter. She also concluded in Monday's ruling that the law "had a discriminatory impact" and that there had been a "pattern of conduct unexplainable on grounds ot...More..

by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Shooting at Coral Gables mall leaves one person dead

A fitness trainer at a gym in Coral Gables, Fla., opened fire , wounding two coworkers before he turned the gun on himself on Saturday, witnesses said. Ackerman was shot in the head during the gunfire and was ...More..

Marvel Studios' THOR: RAGNAROK, Starring Chris Hemsworth
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Marvel Studios' THOR: RAGNAROK, Starring Chris Hemsworth

Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D'Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee. The screenplay is by Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost and Stepha...More..

by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Neil Gorsuch Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice

A smiling Trump stood behind his nominee. All eight other Supreme Court justices attend Gorsuch's ceremonial swearing in, including Anthony Kennedy, who swore in the new justice. Democrats angrily fought th...More..

Five children hurt after inflatables go airborne in South Carolina
by | Monday, April 10, 2017

Five children hurt after inflatables go airborne in South Carolina

The church was holding their annual Spring Carnival when an inflatable slide and a bounce house went airborne. Two of the children were severely hurt by the mishap at Springwell Church. According to Fire Chie...More..

Schumer seizes on Trump team's offer to work with Dems
by | Sunday, April 09, 2017

Schumer seizes on Trump team's offer to work with Dems

On March 24, Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republican health care bill from consideration after it became clear that it did not have enough votes to pass the legislation, in part because of near-...More..

by | Sunday, April 09, 2017

Baltimore officials to judge: Don't delay police overhaul

In a city that became emblematic of police abuse, excessive force and callous treatment of young black men, Baltimore's mayor and commissioner say they are eager and ready to change not only the culture of law ...More..

2 inmates charged with killing 4 in South Carolina prison
by | Sunday, April 09, 2017

2 inmates charged with killing 4 in South Carolina prison

Guards found the four men at 10:35 a.m.in a dorm at Kirkland Correctional Institution, a state maximum security site outside Columbia that holds approximately 15,000 offenders, said Sommer Sharpe. Warrants for ...More..

House bill would ban ICE agents from identifying as police officers
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

House bill would ban ICE agents from identifying as police officers

Ocean County's 48 Hour Immigration Detainer Policy was crafted on July 28, 2015 by Jail Warden Mueller. "The idea that entering courthouses to make immigration related arrests somehow enhances public safety...More..

Indiana Senate approves bill making 'ILEARN' new state test
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Indiana Senate approves bill making 'ILEARN' new state test

That version of the legislation passed through the House, but ran into a roadblock in the Senate, due to a rule barring any legislation with similar language to a bill that was defeated from being heard in th...More..

Snow possible on Friday; sun returns on Saturday in Portage County
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Snow possible on Friday; sun returns on Saturday in Portage County

Wind advisory through this evening. A wind advisory is in effect for metro Atlanta until 10 p.m. Thursday after strong storms Wednesday . Sunrise will be at 7:07 a.m. Sustained winds around 20mph with...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Melania Trump visits school with Jordan's queen and DeVos

The "extravagance" of the Trump family lifestyle was condemned by those who signed the petition . She also has shown an interest in women's and children's issues. Other users on social media thought the r...More..