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by | April 23, 2017 | 04:05

New York City , one of the municipalities that received a DOJ letter on the matter, was criticized by the department for having a "soft on crime stance". Becerra added: "Fearmongering and falsehoods will not intimidate our state into compromising our values". The Times said the letters warn that failure to cooperate might mean the jurisdictions are violating their agreements in terms of grants from the Justice Department.

by | April 23, 2017 | 03:55

The Carl Vinson, accompanied by a carrier air wing, two guided-missile destroyers and a cruiser, was reported to have been ordered to sail north after leaving Singapore on April 8. Vice President Mike Pence said that he does not believe the Defense Department intentionally misled the public about the whereabouts of a strike group in the Pacific Ocean.

by | April 23, 2017 | 03:45

The GOP-controlled House and Senate have approved funding packages that relies on borrowing, tapping part of a healthy budget surplus and shifting $400 million-plus in existing taxes on vehicle parts, rentals and leases from the state's general fund to its dedicated transportation fund.

by | April 23, 2017 | 03:17

Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner O'Neill held a short, terse press conference on Friday evening to respond to the Department of Justice press release that called the city "soft on crime". Later, Police Commissioner James O'Neill issued a statement pointing out that past year, NY experienced fewer shootings than since the city had started keeping records.

by | April 23, 2017 | 02:44

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, right, speaks as Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly listens after the pair toured the ports of entry and met with Department of Justice and DHS personnel in El Paso, Texas, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The department sent letters Friday to cities its inspector general previously identified as having rules limiting the information that can be provided to federal immigration authorities, including Sacramento, Chicago, New ...

by | April 23, 2017 | 02:42

But Abbott is now backing a House version that sets aside that language. However, it is believed a hearing will be held before the House State Affairs Committee on Wednesday evening. Paddie's bill requires annual background checks, but not fingerprinting. It passed the Senate's second reading 43-6. The 1997 law was created to promote campus diversity, most notably at the University of Texas.

by | April 23, 2017 | 01:36

You'll soon be able to buy full strength beer in Kansas grocery stores. Procedures are now in place to fill a almost $300 million budget gap through June after Gov. The beer reform law, contained in Senate Bill 13, resulted from years of determined lobbying by grocery interests, who discovered how influential mom-and-pop liquor store owners could be at the Capitol.

by | April 23, 2017 | 01:31

Chaffetz announced Wednesday he had no plans to run for office in 2018 and plans to re-enter the private sector and spend more time with his family. "In the meantime I still have a job to do and I have no plans to take my foot off the gas".

by | April 23, 2017 | 01:30

Hightower said he had "been there, done that", after he visited the White House as a member of Alabama's national championship team in 2012. The Patriots strongly refuted a Times tweet showing the 2015 and 2017 photographs, saying the comparisons "lack context".

by | April 23, 2017 | 01:26

The 34-year-old felt the injury again while stretching for a throw from third baseman Nicholas Castellanos to end the inning and was replaced by Alex Avila to start the seventh. A report from MLB.com's Scott Merkin revealed that the strain is not severe, but stemmed from discomfort during Shields' start against the Twins last Sunday.

by | April 23, 2017 | 01:06

The department said Friday in a statement NY "continues to see gang murder after gang murder, the predictable effect of the city's "soft on crime" stance". The Washington Times reports that letters were sent to each of the nine jurisdictions the Justice Department said had signed documents previous year, when they applied for Byrne Justice Assistance Grant money, saying they complied with a section of federal law that demands cooperation when immigration agents ask for it.

by | April 23, 2017 | 00:56

At a place which was to encourage debates and discussion of differing opinions, the university encourages only a one-sided view, which they indoctrinate the students to use violence and destruction to intimidate anyone who doesn't share their left-wing liberal views.

by | April 23, 2017 | 00:52

The Donald Trump administration on Friday asked an Indian-American surgeon general to quit from his post. The reason for Murthy's abrupt dismissal was not immediately known, and Health Services employees were apparently surprised by the move, according to the New York Times .

by | April 22, 2017 | 06:15

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey said Thomas was alternately "laughing, crying and acting stoic". A 15-year-old girl who authorities say was abducted by a former high school teacher and taken 2,000 miles across the United States was returned to her family in Tennessee on Friday.

by | April 22, 2017 | 05:45

While the administration is not enthusiastic about additional money for Obamacare, Mulvaney explained that they may be open to a compromise to pass some Republican priorities. What's more, the results were quite broad: men and women, people of different education levels, people of every age group, people of different races and ethnicities all said they don't want to see the repeal effort to continue.

by | April 22, 2017 | 05:40

Aya Hijazi, a dual US-Egyptian citizen, was detained in Egypt for almost three years on human trafficking charges. Hijazi, who grew up in Falls Church, Virginia, and graduated from George Mason University, was working in Cairo with the Belady Foundation, which she and her husband established as a rehabilitation centre for street children in Cairo .

by | April 22, 2017 | 04:56

O'Reilly's recently-amended contract said for him to receive a maximum of one-year's salary if he were terminated before the contract expired, the person close to the matter said. "It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims", he said. Some of O'Reilly's accusers had also reportedly endured harassment for extended periods of time before filing lawsuits.

by | April 22, 2017 | 04:51

Kang, 30, was listed in serious but stable condition Friday afternoon at Harborview Medical Center. A Seattle police officer carries a rifle as he runs near the scene where two police officers were shot responding to a robbery downtown Thursday, April 20, 2017 , in Seattle .

by | April 22, 2017 | 04:43

On Thursday, Farese told a Tennessee jury that woman are "especially good" at lying "because they're the weaker sex", The Associated Press said . Prosecutors said Giannini took advantage of the woman who had a criminal past and was struggling to turn her life around. During closing statements for the Mark Giannini rape trial Farese said, "There's always a reason behind a lie".

by | April 22, 2017 | 04:39

The police department in Wyoming, Minnesota , which is northeast of Minneapolis, posted their "trap" for marijuana violators today. We get it. Legalizing it is not within our powers here at BTPD. Fortunately, support for legalization of the drug is at an all-time high , with outright recreational use legal in eight states (plus the District of Columbia) and medical use legal in over a dozen more.

by | April 22, 2017 | 04:40

Assad has denied any involvement with the chemical weapons attack that occurred in Khan Sheikhun April 4, killing 87 people. A USA official says that Syria has moved all of the aircraft from the airbase that was struck by US missiles two weeks ago to an airbase used by Russian Federation for missions within Syria.

by | April 22, 2017 | 04:33

The USS Carl Vinson will be returning to the area after participating in joint military drills last month. Mr Kurt Campbell, a former assistant secretary of state for East Asia and now chairman of the Asia Group in Washington, warns: "I do not believe there is any plausible military action that does not bring with it a possibility of a catastrophic conflict".

by | April 22, 2017 | 04:32

One key aspect, Goodwin told the Harvard Business Review , is "you've got to surround yourself with people who can argue with you and question your assumptions". Later, Clinton jokingly said she had a hard time deciding whether she should attend the fundraiser or go see Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! Clinton maintained a low profile following her unexpected loss to Trump and told the crowd that she spent a lot of time in nature and catching up on sleep.

by | April 22, 2017 | 04:32

ET, or pending further action by the court, whichever comes later. Next Wednesday in the Court's last oral argument day for its 2016 term, Gorsuch will sit in on oral arguments in Maslenjak v. Lee, who requested communion as his last meal, was administered midazolam as well as vecuronium bromide to cause paralysis and potassium chloride to stop his heart.

by | April 22, 2017 | 04:32

The FBI is expected to take him back to Tennessee. But state law allows children older than 12 to decide whether to leave their families, unless their removal or confinement "is accomplished by force, threat or fraud". The break came when someone encountered Cummins in Siskiyou County, more than 2,000 miles from Culleoka, and called the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tip line.

by | April 22, 2017 | 04:29

To be honest with you, my dad didn't talk about his combat experience much until we were all grown up. China defended its trade practices on Tuesday after Chinese-made vehicles were seen towing ballistic missiles during a North Korea military parade despite worldwide sanctions against selling military hardware to Pyongyang.

by | April 22, 2017 | 04:22

The company said that it "would not knowingly sell any prescription drug to [Arkansas Department of Correction] for any objective unless the ADC had a current medical license to file". Kauffman reported that the uncertainty is stressful for the victims' families. The state originally set eight executions over an 11-day period in April, which would have been the most by a state in such a compressed period since the U.S.

by | April 22, 2017 | 04:22

As CBS2's Don Dahler reported, in 1967, Switzer became the first woman to officially cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon . In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was spotted early in the Boston Marathon by race director Jock Semple, who tried to rip the number off her shirt and remove her from the race.

by | April 22, 2017 | 04:10

Without Di Monica's statute, "Fearless Girl" does not have the same draw. But Visbal has made no secret of her admiration for her statue's massive counterpart: "The bull is lovely", she told The New York Post in March. Arturo Di Modica will challenge city officials for issuing a permit to allow Kristen Visbal's figure to stay until February 2018. Di Modica, aged 76, appeared fragile as he spoke at the news conference reiterating that he agrees with gender equality and questioning why ...

by | April 22, 2017 | 04:09

Thursday's dismissals by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court had been expected after several district attorneys on Tuesday submitted lists of 21,587 cases they said they would be unwilling or unable to prosecute, The Associated Press reports .

by | April 22, 2017 | 04:06

As part of Tuesday's letter to Congress, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vowed to review the JCPOA and determine whether it is "vital" to the U.S.'s "national security interests". "The Iran nuclear deal is a bad one for the United States and the world". It does not address Iran's backing of terrorism, and the US partners in brokering the deal - including western Europe, Russia, and China - would likely balk at making terrorism an issue after the fact .

by | April 22, 2017 | 04:02

Supreme Court. VARNER, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas carried out its first execution in almost a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that had spared three convicted killers, but courts still could scuttle the remainder of the nation's most ambitious death penalty schedule since capital punishment was restored in 1976.

by | April 22, 2017 | 03:16

The tiny cabin where authorities found former Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins and his 15-year-old student, Elizabeth Thomas , is nestled in the woods in a remote, mountainous area of inland, northernmost California near the OR border. He tried honking his horn but it didn't work, so he hollered for them and eventually they emerged, he said. O'Hare said he was hesitant about approaching Cummins because he read that the alleged kidnapper may be armed.

by | April 22, 2017 | 03:00

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, of NY, has said Trump's refusal to release his returns could hinder Republicans' prospects for a rewrite of the tax code. But Clyde's bill was pretty much dead on arrival in Ohio's Republican-dominated legislature. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) was booed at a town hall Monday when defending President Trump's refusal to release his tax returns.

by | April 22, 2017 | 02:59

Arkansas authorities are expected to contest other court orders that may block their path, much as new legal filings are expected by the death-row inmates seeking to halt the executions. Nina Morrison, a lawyer with the Innocence Project, said the group is "grateful and relieved" with the decision to stay the execution. Circuit Judge Alice Gray has stopped the state's use of vecuronium bromide until she can determine the rightful owner.