Massive landslide takes out California's famous Highway 1

More than one million tons of rock and dirt tumbled down the slope, which remained unstable. "We haven't been able to go up there and assess". "It should be easy if the roadway is still there, not easy but not as complicated as in the roadway is miss... More..

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Police find abandoned newborn behind grocery store
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Police find abandoned newborn behind grocery store

The boy was rushed to Danbury Hospital. Danbury Police is investigating the incident and trying to find out who the mother is, and where she is. The City of Danbury says in a statement that they are conce...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Trump Approval Down, Voters Support Special Counsel on Russian Federation

In part 2, of a Facebook Live interview with attorney Caroline Fredrickson, President of the American Society of Law and Policy, a "progressive" body of constitutional scholars, I asked about the various over-a...More..

GOP health bill would leave 23 million more uninsured, analysts say
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

GOP health bill would leave 23 million more uninsured, analysts say

Joseph Antos, a resident scholar at the libertarian American Enterprise Institute who specializes in health care, said the new estimate "is the same signal repeated", conveying that the changes congressional ...More..

Sheriff suspends self after indecency allegation — Georgia
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sheriff suspends self after indecency allegation — Georgia

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mann made a decision to suspend himself for one week, announcing his plans in an email to employees of the sheriff's office. "I can not, in good faith, fail to tak...More..

Kansas lawmakers delay debates on tax hikes, school funding
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kansas lawmakers delay debates on tax hikes, school funding

Rep. Steven Johnson, the Assaria Republican leading House tax negotiators, said last-minute adjustments to the bill were meant to help secure the minimum 63 votes for passage in the House. Also, Republicans hav...More..

Texas' New 'Transgender Bathroom Bill' Keeps Biological Sexes Separate in School Facilities
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Texas' New 'Transgender Bathroom Bill' Keeps Biological Sexes Separate in School Facilities

If it becomes law, Texas would be the only state with a statute restricting bathrooms for transgender schoolchildren. If, as expected, the body votes to approve the bill, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ha...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

US intel chief mum on possible Trump pressure on Russia probe

The Washington Post reported Monday , and other news outlets later confirmed , that Trump had asked Coats and Rogers in March to push back publicly against an FBI investigation into his campaign's ties to ...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

White House, Justice Dept. miss deadline to turn over Comey records

They said 55-27 percent that they believe that Trump did try to pressure Comey out of investigating Flynn, with 62 percent saying over the objections of 33 percent that the House should investigate. That's ac...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Health care bill pushed through House would leave 23 million more uninsured

That's according to a new estimate released Wednesday by the Congressional Budget Office . The nonpartisan budget office, lawmakers' official fiscal analyst, released two reports on earlier versions of the...More..

Alabama inmate fights to halt execution, 'won't give up'
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Alabama inmate fights to halt execution, 'won't give up'

Arthur's attorneys also agreed the ruling does not delay the execution but agrees with their client's motion that the execution should not happen until state lawmakers decide what lethal injection drugs should ...More..

Democrat Al Green calls for Trump's impeachment
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Democrat Al Green calls for Trump's impeachment

Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation, a Democratic member of Congress made the first official request to begin impeachment proceedings against the president. The Times reported that ...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Trump denies asking Comey to drop probe, colluding with Russian Federation

There was confusion during the day surrounding Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser who has emerged as a central figure because of his own ties to Russian Federation, which led to his dismissal early...More..

Iran will continue missile programme, says Rouhani
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Iran will continue missile programme, says Rouhani

The Iranian president championed a nuclear deal with the United States and five other major powers in 2015 that led to the lifting of most sanctions against Iran past year, in return for curbs on its nuclear ...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Trump praised Duterte for 'unbelievable job' on drug fight in call: transcript

Martial law will be in effect on the Muslim-majority southern Philippines island for 60 days "to suppress lawless violence and rebellion and for public safety, Duterte spokesman Ernesto Abella said, according t...More..

Estimated 23 mln would lose health insurance under Republican bill -CBO
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Estimated 23 mln would lose health insurance under Republican bill -CBO

First, if the score does not find that the revised AHCA bill saves at least $2 billion over 10 years, Republicans can not use the budget reconciliation process, which only requires 51 votes, to pass a healthcar...More..

Cosby defense alleges race bias in jury strikes
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cosby defense alleges race bias in jury strikes

When they emerged, the judge said he had chose to keep the woman on the anonymous jury because the prosecution had offered a "race-neutral" explanation, though he encouraged the defense to present a statistical...More..

CBO estimates 23 million to lose health insurance under Republican bill
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

CBO estimates 23 million to lose health insurance under Republican bill

That report estimated that 24 million fewer would be insured in 2026 if this bill were to become law, putting the uninsured rate at around 18.6 percent. One challenge the CBO faced in creating these estimates...More..

Bear in a tree in Winter Haven
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Bear in a tree in Winter Haven

Things got spookier for the bear as heavy storms caused the bear to climb higher into the tree. FWC is still at the location waiting for the bear to come down from the tree. The bear is a combination of hungr...More..

CBO: 23 million fewer Americans insured under House GOP bill
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

CBO: 23 million fewer Americans insured under House GOP bill

The new Republican health care bill approved by the House of Representatives will leave 23 million more Americans uninsured by 2026 than under current law, a congressional forecast announced Wednesday...More..

Massive landslide blocks scenic California highway
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Massive landslide blocks scenic California highway

All access to the highway remains closed because the mass of rocks and dirt is still unstable and according to authorities, there is no word on when it will be reopened, reports WTVR Richmond . "Mother Nature ...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Culture critic: Cosby seeking new solidarity with blacks

A black woman who said she knows only "basic information" about the case and a white man who initially expressed a tendency to believe police are now on the panel. However, the judge found their reasons weren't...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

OH chief died exiting vehicle at nursing home shooting

The employees were Marlina Medrano, a nurse, and 48-year-old Cindy Krantz, a nurse's aide. Thorp said Hartless took two passerbys hostage behind the nursing home before opening fire at Disario. "In small-town...More..

Republican candidate in Montana special election allegedly 'body-slams' reporter
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Republican candidate in Montana special election allegedly 'body-slams' reporter

Gianforte smiled and pointed to a reporter and said, "We have someone right here". The Republican is now slated to appear in county court prior to June 7, the statement said, with a possible penalty of up ...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Parties battle for control of Montana's only US House seat

Gianforte, a technology executive, has led consistently in polls for the special election, but Quist has narrowed that lead to single digits in recent weeks, according to private surveys. The campaign comm...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Texas considers trans bathroom bill for public schools

If it passes, the bill - also known as House Bill 3859 - "would allow child welfare service providers that contract with the state to use taxpayer money to discriminate against LGBT individuals and families", s...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cabinet members to defend Trump budget

In his budget proposal, President Trump calls for reforming Medicaid and food stamps and cutting the burden they impose on hard-working self-sufficient taxpayers. Jerry Brown, a frequent critic of Trump, ...More..

Betsy DeVos Heckled During HBCU Commencement Speech at Bethune-Cookman
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Betsy DeVos Heckled During HBCU Commencement Speech at Bethune-Cookman

For almost the entire time the secretary of education spoke, she was booed, shouted at, and met with calls of "Go home!" from students and audience members. Eventually, things calmed down and she finished h...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

This All Probably Happened During Trump's Meeting With Pope Francis. Possibly

Much was made in the media of their differences in the weeks leading up to the meeting . On the other side of Trump, with a foot of separation, stands a stone-faced Pope Francis , looking dignified and resp...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

GOP health care bill to leave 23 million more uninsured, estimate finds

The nonpartisan budget office also said the bill, named the American Health Care Act, would reduce the deficit by $119 billion over 10 years. The procedure allows Republicans to need only a simple majority ...More..