Car crash ignites 5000-acre brush fire in California

A fast-moving brush fire burning south Beaumont has grown from 1,200 acres Monday to about 5,000 acres as of Tuesday morning. Voluntary evacuations for the following roads, Highlands Home Road, Longhorn Road, Death Valley Road and Shirleon Drive.... More..

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Cooper vetoes budget - and hints at another lawsuit
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Cooper vetoes budget - and hints at another lawsuit

Governor Roy Cooper says he will veto the Republican-controlled General Assembly's budget agreement, WTVD reports. "It lacks the vision that our state demands at this critical time of growth and change"...More..

Comments For And Against EPA Decision To End Clean Water Rule
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Comments For And Against EPA Decision To End Clean Water Rule

The legal challenge against President Obama's rule has been lead by the American Farm Bureau Federation, a Washington, D.C. -based lobbying group for farmers that has generally been opposed to any climate or en...More..

Iran official says U.S. travel ban violates nuke deal
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Iran official says U.S. travel ban violates nuke deal

In the meantime, the justices reinstated the Trump travel ban, but made exceptions for people with close family relationships in the U.S., students attending colleges here, workers and lecturers offered jobs in...More..

March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony

Despite the fact that everyone knows the cover is fake, no one has blamed any members of Trump's family or Trump administration officials. Devoting thousands of words to its every inept detail, one of the sol...More..

by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Northwest Arkansas celebrates Supreme Court ruling on same-sex birth certificates

In this case, Phillips says, he felt that baking the cake would make him an active participant in a gay wedding-something he opposes because of his Christian beliefs. Phillips also says that the notoriety that ...More..

House Repeal Bill Critic Cotton Mum on Senate Version
by | Wednesday, June 28, 2017

House Repeal Bill Critic Cotton Mum on Senate Version

In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the July 4 recess, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes ...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

US high court throws out rulings barring religious school subsidies

However, because the state constitution explicitly bans state funding of churches, Trinity Lutheran was ineligible to apply. "The exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherw...More..

Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

We are in sorrow. Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush said he and his wife Barbara "mourn the loss of a true friend of freedom , and the man I consider one of the greatest leaders in post-war Europe". In ...More..

Firefighters in Utah have 'good day'
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Firefighters in Utah have 'good day'

Hundreds of firefighters from throughout the region have responded to assist with battling the wild-fire. Conditions remained warm, dry and windy in Southern California but a lengthy spell of extreme heat was...More..

US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy

This weekend, more than 250 of them are in Miami Beach . "We are moving aggressively to make the twinning of Negril and Miami Beach a reality". Each city is represented in the group by its mayor. "By plant...More..

Jury finds officer who shot Philando Castile not guilty
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Jury finds officer who shot Philando Castile not guilty

Pa. After the shooting, Yanez's body microphone captured audio of him saying first that he didn't know where the gun was, but then that he told Castile to take his hand off the gun. Castile's family reacte...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

USA top court backs church in key religious rights case

Although the state highly ranked Trinity Lutheran Child Learning Center as qualified for the program (fifth out of 44 nonprofit applicants), it denied the center's application exclusively because a church run...More..

Cuomo calls lawmakers back to Albany for NYC schools issue
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cuomo calls lawmakers back to Albany for NYC schools issue

It said, for instance, that Erie County inability to charge additional sales tax collections - permitted by state lawmakers for years with never a controversy - would force a doubling of its property tax levy t...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Heavy rain possible as remnant of Cindy moves through

More and more, it is looking as if the heaviest rain will be focused well northwest of our region in the Ohio Valley, with periods of showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms moving through Southwest Virginia. T...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Trinity Lutheran Ruling Only Gets Us Closer to Equality in Education

Justice Sonia Sotomayor writing forcefully in dissent said the court is leading the country to a place where separation of church and state is a constitutional slogan, not a constitutional commitment. ...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Subway Train Derails in Manhattan

It's not just a convenience - it's unsafe. In the aftermath of the derailment, some passengers cried. "When it first started derailing, there were some screams and shouts", passenger Steve Epstein told NY...More..

No. 1-ranked RB Zamir White commits to Georgia
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

No. 1-ranked RB Zamir White commits to Georgia

Plus, the Bulldogs still have a number of recruits of White's caliber in their sights, including five-star quarterbacks Justin Fields and Matt Corral and five-star offensive guard Jamaree Sayler. White rushed f...More..

Judge declares second mistrial in Cincinnati cop's murder trial
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Judge declares second mistrial in Cincinnati cop's murder trial

The hung jury is the second of two trials over an eight-month period for Ray Tensing, the Cincinnati police officer who shot and killed DuBose. The officer asks for Mr DuBose's driver's licence, but he sa...More..

Disneyland map sketched by Walt Disney fetches over Dollars 700k
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Disneyland map sketched by Walt Disney fetches over Dollars 700k

That's why its no surprise that someone spent $708,000 on a hand-drawn map of Disneyland in California, conceived by none other than the MickeyMaster himself, Walt Disney . " We are beyond thrilled that th...More..

Israel starts work on new West Bank settlement
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Israel starts work on new West Bank settlement

Settlements are also considered an obstacle to peace because they are built on land Palestinians claim for a future state. Can the United States remain impartial? Kushner, 36, a real estate developer with ...More..

Scalise out of intensive care
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Scalise out of intensive care

Hodgkinson was shot multiple times in the torso, and later died at a hospital. Slater said Hodgkinson acted alone and was known to have an "anger management problem ". The day before the attack at the ball...More..

MUSC Children's Hospital ranks among best in US
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

MUSC Children's Hospital ranks among best in US

It ranked 11th for cardiology, 28th for nephrology , 36th for cancer , 37th for urology , 45th for neurology , and 47th for gastroenterology. SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, ranked in the...More..

by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case

However, in his concurring opinion , Gorsuch expressed his doubts over the court's suggestion "the possibility a useful distinction might be drawn between laws that discriminate on the basis of religious stat...More..

An Arkansas prison inmate recaptured after 32 years
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

An Arkansas prison inmate recaptured after 32 years

He was one of several outstanding escapees from the prison system, including one, Veal Lee, who escaped the year before Dishman. Steven Dishman , 60, was arrested inside a home in the quiet town of Spring...More..

'I'm Worth the Trouble': Nancy Pelosi Defiant as Members Discuss Ousting Her
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

'I'm Worth the Trouble': Nancy Pelosi Defiant as Members Discuss Ousting Her

The past doesn't always dictate the future and Republicans might gloat over winning another battle, but they could still lose the 2018 war. She has beat back all comers, including last fall, when Democratic R...More..

Japan's Takata apologizes to victims of faulty air bags
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Japan's Takata apologizes to victims of faulty air bags

The company is under pressure from lawsuits and recall costs worldwide related to defective vehicle air bag inflators. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya). TK Holdings Inc. The process could take years. In the air bags ...More..

US Supreme Court partially lifts Trump's travel ban
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

US Supreme Court partially lifts Trump's travel ban

People with a " bona fide relationship with a person or entity" in the United States are spared from the temporary ban affecting people from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees that the justices o...More..

Palestinian tries to stab Israeli soldiers, shot dead: army
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Palestinian tries to stab Israeli soldiers, shot dead: army

On the site in the mid afternoon, a single Caterpillar bulldozer was clearing rocks and rubble to create a path near a vineyard, while four others stood idle. Netanyahu, however, faces political pressure from t...More..

GOP releases newest version of Senate health care bill
by | Tuesday, June 27, 2017

GOP releases newest version of Senate health care bill

The Republican Senate's draft health bill differs from the House version, but its basic objective is the same: Give millionaires and billionaires a massive new tax cut by slashing health benefits for millions o...More..