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AGC Survey Reveals Difficulty of Finding Qualified Craft Workers

Data from the Associated General Contractors of America released on Wednesday shows the Empire State is not immune to a nationwide trend of skilled worker short...


Group asks Illinois high court for redistricting rehearing

Former Governor Pat Quinn pitched a plan this week and says the Supreme Court should appoint an 11-member commission to redraw political boundaries. That made t...


Hurricane watch issued for parts of Florida

At the same time, the National Hurricane Center said another tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico could hit northern Florida as a tropical storm later in...


Tropical Depressions Churn as Hurricane Season Peaks, and a Swimmer Drowns

The storm was also pounding western Cuba with torrential rain, forecasters said. The storm already was spinning cyclonically and could well become a hurricane, ...


Govt may advance Parliamentary winter session to get GST laws approved

The GST will replace more than a dozen levies central and state levies, including central excise duty, service tax and central sales tax as well as VAT on sale ...


Tennessee slams way to US Little League title game

Zach McWilliams hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, RJ Moore struck out five in two relief innings and Goodlettsville, Tenn., beat Bowling Green, Ky., 8-4, ...


Judge in Stanford rape case asks for move to civil cases

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - A court says a California judge who was criticized for ordering a lenient six-month jail sentence in a rape case against a former Stanf...


Tank explodes at California refinery; no injuries reported

A sulfur tank at the Wilmington portion of the refinery ruptured, according to a statement from Tesoro. A sulfur tank exploded and caught on fire at an oil re...


School Bus Safety Tips

Those bright yellow-gold buses and the drivers entrusted with transporting students usually do a great job of getting the kids to school and back home again saf...


Suddenly it's Trump sounding soft on illegal immigration

It's still unclear exactly what Trump's revised immigration plan may look like. Trump replied. "But there is a very good chance the answer could be yes". On t...


Man Held For Murder Of Two Mississippi Nuns

Both sixty eight years old, Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill , were beloved practitioner nurses who worked in a clinic in Lexington , Mississi...


University of Chicago condemns trigger warnings

The University of Chicago won't condone so-called safe spaces or trigger warnings on campus, the dean informed incoming freshmen this week amid a growing nat...


Tornadoes, damage reported as storms blow into western Ohio

Wednesday, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office reported. A mobile home park north of Defiance was damaged. "The tornado tracked further northeast where damage ...


US wants to force lower speeds on truck and bus drivers

Requiring speed limiting devices could also save an estimated $1.1 billion in fuel costs and millions of gallons of fuel annually. Foxx has referred to this rul...


Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Hispanics

You have now viewed your allowance of free articles. Donald Trump's softening stance on deporting millions of illegal immigrants hasn't turned off his support...


Fire near Spokane doubles in size; homes lost

The mass evacuation orders instituted last week, which affected more than 82,000 people, have been lifted across the fire area. Hearst Castle was closed over ...


NWS Issues Flash Flood Watch Through Monday Evening

Thunderstorms will increase in the late afternoon and evening hours, with the potential for rainfall rates of 1-to-2 inches per hour, according to the weather s...


Illinois Volleyball Picked to Finish 5th in B1G

The non-conference schedule concludes at home on Fri., Dec. 23 hosting Arkansas State (6:00 p.m., BTN). The non-conference schedule is expected any day. Pen...


Crater Lake to Offer Free Admission as Park System Turns 100

From it's humble beginnings in 1916, the National Park Service has grown from 16 national parks and 21 national monuments to 58 and 150, respectively. The Nat...


National Weather Service: 'Destructive tornado' in central Indiana

Three tornadoes touched down Wednesday afternoon in IN, one causing damage in Kokomo, according to the National Weather Service. He added that the complex has 1...


Pat McCrory 'Pleased' with Injunction Against Obama's Policy on Transgender Students

There were 13 states who objected to President Obama's policy, which allowed students to use bathrooms based upon the gender they identify with rather than the ...


Counting complete on signatures for medical marijuana plan

Attorneys for Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana on Wednesday asked the state Supreme Court to block the proposed initiated act, which would allow people wit...


Man arrested for arson in California wildfire

A man was arrested Monday for allegedly sparking a wildfire that exploded over the weekend, destroying more than 175 homes, business and other structures in a n...


Stanford bans hard liquor at undergraduate parties

Hard alcohol is now banned from all categories of on-campus parties, except those hosted by student organizations and residences with a 100 percent graduate stu...


President Obama arrives in Baton Rouge to see flood damage

As of Tuesday, more than 115,000 people had registered for federal disaster aid. "Everybody knows that when a disaster happens, FEMA's going to be there coope...


3 children, man die in Chicago apartment fire

The child was taken to Comer Children's Hospital, where he or she was pronounced dead, authorities said. Shortly before 7:30 a.m., a Fire Department official co...


Vikings coach has 'no concern' about Bridgewater's injury

Middle linebacker Eric Kendricks, who missed the first two preseason games because of a hamstring injury, returned to practice on Saturday but participated in ...


China tops Serbia to win women's volleyball gold

Early on in this tournament, Lang Ping - who captured an Olympic title with the 1984 Chinese national team in Los Angeles then later spent a four-year stint coa...


Alligator bit boy's head during Disney attack

Lane Graves died in an alligator attack at a Disney resort in Orlando, Florida. It, however, did not determine whether the employees acted on the information. ...


Police ID Texas A&M student who died of likely drug overdose

The Sigma Nu Fraternity national office was distraught to learn about the Texas A&M student dead news. Ty Robertson, 21, and Christian Sandford, 18, were ar...


Alabama tops 2016 preseason AP Top 25 poll

The Crimson Tide captured 33 of the 61 first place votes, while Clemson topped just 16 of the writers' ballots. Worth noting that in 1998, when the eight teams ...


Suspect's ex-girlfriend lived at Alabama home where 5 slain

Authorities also found a small infant, still alive, inside the house and Burch says the baby's been taken to safety. Police found the infant at the home in C...


Senate to debate Bentley lottery bill

Lawmakers proposed the lottery as a solution to a shortfall in the state's General Fund, but senators agreed to carve out 10 percent of lottery proceeds for the...


6 children injured in electric shock on amusement park ride

One of the children injured touched a metal fence on his way off the ride and was shocked, suffering a minor burn on his hand. The investigation into what cau...


Wisconsin sheriff blames 'tribal behavior' for Milwaukee violence

Watertown Plank Road, where Clarke addressed the officer-involved shooting that led to the death of an armed suspect on Milwaukee's north side and the subsequ...