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Senate panel to debate repeal of government ethics overhaul

Before the legislative session, a group of two dozen GOP legislators and others challenged the measure's constitutionality in state court, which put the initiat...


Dad unknowingly takes picture of son surfing with shark

He finished on the beach, it was a attractive wave, and curiosity got me looking at the first shot, I couldn't see anything. Eden rode the way to the beach. P...


Police, family intensify search for missing Hollywood Hills woman

Detectives said her vehicle ran out of gas on her way home from a local national park, which prompted her to start walking to find help, the Los Angeles Police ...


Son And Elderly Mother Fly Through Tornado In Bathtub

When Charlesetta Williams, 75, and her son, Ricky, realized there was a 130mph tornado heading for their home in Smithland over the weekend, uprooting everythin...


GOP rep rips Trump for threatening to 'send in the Feds'

It would be up to Gov. Bruce Rauner to assign the National Guard to patrol Chicago. "The most important thing you can do is create a relationship between th...


Florida prepares to take on LSU without prominent scorer

But that sort of all-around efficiency isn't the headline, and things like Devin Robinson's career-high 24 points - and Canyon Barry's absence, as he sat wi...


Ted Cruz wins Twitter feud with hysterical Grayson Allen joke tweet

That prompted this tweet from Cruz's account as proof that he plays basketball. But a Twitter run-in with sports news site Deadspin could mean chalking up...


Dash-cam video captures passenger train smashing into FedEx semi-trailer in Utah

Officials in Utah are investigating the cause of a horrifying crash that took place between a FedEx cargo truck and a passenger train. The train crashed throu...


Mass. Senate Approves Raises For Lawmakers

The House voted 115 to 44 Wednesday to approve the legislative pay raise. It's not clear yet how much pressure, if any, the governor will apply to lawmakers in ...


Judge declares OH lethal injection process 'unconstitutional'

Midazolam was used in Ohio's most recent execution, a 26-minute lethal injection in which inmate Dennis McGuire "struggled and gasped audibly for air". "The ris...


Solar eclipse bill amended, endorsed by House committee

The measure drew opposition from African-American senators. "A young black male can be targeted for just being black and being a black male", Blackmon said. "...


Ryan: GOP To Cut Taxes, Repeal ACA, Fund Wall by August

McConnell got a standing ovation from House and Senate lawmakers in the closed-door meeting for his aggressive tactics past year in refusing for 10 months to fi...


It's School Choice Week, but vouchers worry some local public educators

To compliment that growth, states are enacting school choice-friendly policies such as education savings accounts , opportunity scholarships, inter-district op...


Gov. Baker Vetoes Pay Raise Bill, Override Likely

Baker was referring to a little-noticed provision of the bill that he says would repeal language in the Massachusetts General Laws establishing two-term limits ...


Florida ports abandon Cuba deals after Gov. Scott threatens to cut funding

East and Gulf coasts. Governor Rick Scott is threatening to cut off funding to Florida port cities which do business with Cuba. Port Everglades and the Port...


Dallas School Teacher Suspended for Her Mock 'Assassination' Of Donald Trump

The video was posted to the Instagram account of Payal Modi , an art teacher at Adamson High School. She continued to squirt Trump for several seconds while em...


Charges Dropped Against Texas Mother Assaulted In Viral Arrest Video

She called police last month to report that a neighbor had choked her seven-year-old son for allegedly littering in his Fort Worth yard. The footage also sh...


Trump signs 'extreme vetting' order to keep out 'terrorists'

The draft order says that while the program is suspended, the us may admit people on a case-by-case basis "when in the national interest" and the government wil...


Dade Mayor Puts An End To 'Sanctuary' Policy

The mayors of sanctuary cities New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have defied that order and vowed to protect the immigrants. However, Gimenez did note t...


Rauner blasts Madigan move to maybe halt state payroll

Madigan's filing argues, without the possibility of a government shutdown due to the injunction forcing the state comptroller to pay state workers even without ...


Union membership dropped in MI in 2016

The State Journal (http://bit.ly/2jjUdmM) says the report by the U.S. Department of Labor shows the percentage of Wisconsin workers in unions is below the nat...


Woman Behind Emmett Till's Brutal Death Finally Admits She Lied About Accusations

A 12-year-old cousin briefly went inside but left Emmett alone with Donham for about a minute, and she later claimed Till had grabbed her and made lewd comments...


Mattis orders cost reviews of F-35 fighter, Air Force One

Mattis issued the reviews in order to "inform programmatic and budgetary decisions, recognizing the critical importance of each of these acquisition programs", ...


Can You Hear Me?

Even if scammers don't have access to your credit card information, they can possibly authorize charges with just your phone number and a recorded "yes" res...


President Trump is moving forward with plans to build his wall

Trump signed new executive orders , including one authorizing the planned wall, on Wednesday just as a Mexican delegation led by foreign minister Luis Videgar...


Abortion Law Banning Common Procedure Gains Senate Approval

Doctors who violate the measure could be held liable; however, women would not be punished, the report states. However, this law does not restrict abortions per...


Not Ok with Federal Hiring Freeze

At issue is how the freeze will be implemented, and exactly when White House officials define someone's switch from a job candidate to incoming employee. "Anyon...


Ski patrol tech identified in fatal Squaw Valley accident

Authorities say Zuiches was carrying an undisclosed amount of ammonium nitrate based charges when the explosion occurred at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday before the s...


Dippin' Dots CEO seeks to win over WH press secretary

But we can still hope for a better one (and, maybe, a better ice cream), and also we can hope that a reporter will ask Sean Spicer about Dippin' Dots at a White...


Man commuted by Obama shot dead in MI

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has moved the remaining inmates from a federal halfway house in MI after one whose prison sentence was commuted by President Bar...


McMahon to Senate: SBA Should Remain Standalone Agency

Many Democrats invited McMahon to visit their states as SBA administrator, an indication that they believed her confirmation by the full Senate was a fait acco...


Aetna, Humana assess merger options after court setback

District Court Judge John Bates, revising the merger terms in a bid to overcome Department of Justice opposition, or scuttling the deal. Last July, the Depart...


Don't Get in a 'Dab-Off' With Riley Curry…You'll Take an L

CHARLOTTE - Reminders of the hometown hero dotted a capacity Spectrum Center crowd of 19,639 on Wednesday night: No. 30 Warriors jerseys, signs begging the two-...


Local jobless rates improve over 2015

HYANNIS -The unemployment rate continues to drop on the Cape and the Islands and across the state. Data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor put ...


Sen. Tammy Baldwin opposes Betsy DeVos for ed secretary

The ethics review was not ready before DeVos' confirmation hearing in front of the HELP Committee on January 17, which meant that committee members couldn't ask...