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US Federal judge issues temporary halt of Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban'

U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump's controversial executive order , the ...


Only Donald Trump can make a Supreme Court fight feel quaint

Gorsuch is an impressive jurist, and that judgment goes beyond his Harvard law background, his clerking for two U.S. Supreme Court justices and the acclaim he's...


Emergency Water Shortage in Chapel Hill, Carrboro

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools officials announced they would close schools early Friday. The towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro declared a state of emergen...


Federal Judge Halts Enforcement of Trump's Immigration Order

Roberts will rule on the temporary restraining order in a separate opinion. The judge ordered Friday that the United States is "permanently enjoined from appl...


Weather: Cold, chance of flurries before 4 pm

Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 28. Gusty winds and overcast skies will be the rule, with seasonable high temperatures around 40 degrees ...


Malloy makes pitch to NHL's Islanders to play in Hartford

It may not be an island, but Hartford wants to be the Islanders' next home. The 42-year-old XL Center has been undergoing improvements, including replacing the ...


Don't Hold Your Breath for Tax Reform

Mexico is the U.S.'s largest source of agricultural imports, including Haas avocados. Businesses like Walmart and Target would likely pay more in taxes. A gro...


Governor cuts $1.5M as sheriff rolls out new ICE detention policy

Greg Abbott blocked grant money from reaching key programs over a feud with the sheriff. Abbott seeks the power to fire local Texas officials if they don't ...


Gavin McInnes speaking at NYU, protests underway

NYU Local , the independent news source of New York University, followed the protests from start to finish on Twitter. McInnes said he was pepper-sprayed when...


Police Search For Missing 2-Year-Old Girl In Manchester, NH

A neighbor woke up in her apartment nearby at about 9:15 a.m. and saw the child inside. The child had last been seen asleep in her crib around 9:30 p.m.


The Australian that could walk away with a Super Bowl ring

Asked today about the process of waiting two weeks to play in the Super Bowl after winning the conference championship, Freeney answered, "I think the process h...


Transgender mayor finds 'overwhelming' support in Texas town

As the longest serving alderman on the town council, she was next in line. "Most people don't have to be this upfront", she said, "but this is where I landed"...


DeVos nomination passes procedural vote; confirmation vote next week

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin plans to vote against Betsy DeVos for U.S. education secretary, Manchin said in a statement released Wednesday. With 52 Republicans in ...


US Senate confirms Rex Tillerson as secretary of state in Trump administration

Opponents on Capitol Hill said the relationship meant Mr Tillerson was too cosy with the leader and would not push back aggressively enough when Moscow acted ag...


Jews hand Muslims keys to synagogue after Texas mosque burns

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A clerk from a nearby convenience store first sighted smoke coming out of the mosque around 2 am and then c...


Slack looks further into the workplace with Enterprise Grid release

To that end, Butterfield says the company's SLI team , for Search, Learning and Intelligence, is working on new methods to harness artificial intelligence to c...


Pastor flees home naked after affair discovered

According to the police report , Claynisha said she and Pastor Simmons had been building a bond since October a year ago and that on the day in question, he ha...


Senate committee approves Trump picks for Energy, Interior

Background: Currently Montana's lone representative in the House, Zinke won re-election to his second House term in November. The bipartisan vote indicates...


Eighth-grader from Gray wins Cumberland County Spelling Bee

Cuffe will now represent his county at the 73rd annual Florida Times-Union Regional Spelling Bee set for March 4 at Jacksonville's Main Library. "Our school c...


Sheldon Adelson withdraws $650 million investment in Las Vegas Raiders stadium

The feeling seems to be mutual. Raiders owner Mark Davis told the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board that he has commitments from the global investment banki...


Nestle Expected to Announce New US Headquarters in Rosslyn, Sources Say

Nestlé said it worked closely with JobsOhio, Team NEO and the City of Solon to help its continued growth in Ohio. "Frankly, this brings us closer to the heart...


U.S. Takes Steps To Review Dakota Access Pipeline

The following day, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the easement. His message contained more caveats than that sent by Mr. Cramer, who issued a press r...


President Trump Vows To 'Destroy' Law Forbidding Political Statements From Churches

Considered in the context of a post-Johnson Amendment landscape, the draft order "would eliminate longstanding restrictions on political speech by nonprofit org...


More cooler weather for Wednesday

For the first time since January 19, the temperature at Boston Logan Airport cooled below freezing at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday , ending a near record long Januar...


Why the oil market shrugs at Trump's warning to Iran

Though Flynn did not lay out how the USA might respond to Iran, an administration official told CNN , "We are considering a whole range of options ". Brent LC...


Congressman Wants to Sell 3.3 Million Acres of Public Land

Then on Wednesday night he surprised a coalition of environmental groups, hunters and anglers opposed to the bill by pulling it from consideration in the Republ...


Yemenis close NYC shops in protest of Trump travel ban

New York City's Yemeni-American bodega owners will shutter their shops at noon Thursday in an act of protest against President Donald Trump's recently impos...


Portman Bucks Pressure from Opposition and Endorses Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

Murkowski took the Senate floor after Collins. If Republican leadership can maintain the 50-50 tie, then Vice President Mike Pence could break the tiebreaker. B...


Amazon weighing legal options to fight Trump's immigration ban

The actions by these companies come amid widespread public protests against the order, with many tech companies prominently in the opposition. Amazon is adv...


Michigan State commit Donovan Winter arrested, will not sign

The senior from Bishop Moore Catholic is being held in the Seminole Country Jail on $2,000 bound and awaiting a Global Positioning System device before being re...


Slight rain chances return tomorrow, cooler temperatures arrive late-week

Temperatures will be even colder, only in the 30's and 40's. The breeze picks back up again quickly after daybreak. Temperatures reach the lower to middle 40s. ...


Willis Tower set to receive a $500 million makeover

The Petronas Towers in Malaysia have since taken that crown, while New York City's One World Trade Center is now the tallest building in the United States. The ...


The legend of Groundhog Day

Once Phil emerges from his burrow, he tells the president of the Inner Circle in "Groundhogese" his forecast, which is then translated for the proclamation. His...


Starbucks Responds to Trump Immigration Order with Pledge to Hire 10000 Refugees

The executive order set off large-scale protests across the USA, particularly in places where immigrants were detained as they tried to enter the country. The...


Facebook's Oculus ordered to pay $500m fine in ZeniMax court case

The jury in federal court in Dallas found Oculus, which Facebook acquired for about $2 billion in 2014, used ZeniMax's computer code to launch the Rift virtua...