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Man Found Guilty of Manslaughter in Will Smith Murder Trial Man Found Guilty of Manslaughter in Will Smith Murder Trial
- December 14, 2016

Hayes was found not guilty of the third count of criminal damage to property for the crash that. The Hayes family left the courthouse after the reading of the verdict without talking to reporters. "We are going to regroup tomorrow and see what the next approach is", defense attorney John Fuller said. Cannizzaro Rodrigue, the district attorney's daughter, said the National Football League players, Smith's friends and former teammates, sitting behind her gave her inspiration to succeed. (more...)
Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI
- December 14, 2016

Roof is accused of opening fire inside a basement room of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., on June 17, 2015, just as members of the Bible study closed their eyes for a final prayer. Roof has not said anything in court since the trial kicked off on Wednesday, maintaining a stony-faced demeanour and refusing to lift his eyes from the defence table where he Saturday. (more...)
Trump adds to lead in Wisconsin amid recount Trump adds to lead in Wisconsin amid recount
- December 13, 2016

In addition to Michigan, Stein is also seeking recounts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania - battleground states that have voted Democratic in recent elections but shifted to Republican in 2016. On behalf of the Michigan Republican Party, he challenged the entire process to stop following the Michigan court of appeals ruling Tuesday. A judge ordered a hand recount of Michigan's presidential results. (more...)
Man in critical condition after fire at Michigan ski resort
- December 13, 2016

The resort, in the northwestern part of the state, was closed on Sunday and no reopening date had been set. Skiers at the Boyne Highlands resort in northern MI. The fire brought first responders from several fire, emergency medical and law enforcement agencies, and firefighters were still on the scene extinguishing hot spots almost 12 hours later as of 1 p.m. (more...)
Houston decides on Lane Kiffin as next coach Houston decides on Lane Kiffin as next coach
- December 11, 2016

USA Today reported early Thursday that the University of Houston is closing in on a decision to hire Kiffin as its next coach, pending a meeting Thursday with the school's president, Renu Khator, who will need to give final approval. This year, Kiffin has led the Tide's offense to an SEC-best 40.5 points a game while averaging 471.3 yards a game. I just went in there and was myself. (more...)
Time names Trump person of year
- December 11, 2016

Gibbs said that the runner-up this year was Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote in the November 8 elections but lost in the all-important Electoral College, for overcoming so many "obstacles" during her political life. - a stunning end to a presidential bid that repeatedly broke with political precedent. "And we're going to put it back together", starting on January 20, 2017, when he is inaugurated. (more...)
John Glenn blasts off into orbit around Earth
- December 10, 2016

Glenn returned to space aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1998 at age 77. He was elected as a USA senator for OH in 1974, and he served until 1999 . I cannot mourn Senator Glenn's death at 95, I only can celebrate his life. He is survived by his wife Annie, his two children, Lyn and Dave and two grandchildren. (more...)
Colorado electors try to overturn voting requirement
- December 09, 2016

They both said they're getting pressure not to vote for Donald Trump when the Electoral College meets. Per CNN, Hillary Clinton's margin of victory in California was nearly 3.4 million votes. "He's attacked them. I am here to elect a president, not a king". I pray that my fellow electors will do their job and join with me in discovering who that person should be. (more...)
Trump's Army-Navy Game Visit Marks Presidential Tradition Trump's Army-Navy Game Visit Marks Presidential Tradition
- December 08, 2016

Army's offense vs. Navy's defense: It's a general matchup, but this is the best scoring offense (30 points per game) Army has had in. well. a long time . Navy's yellow-and-blue design honors the 1963 team that defeated Army and played in the Cotton Bowl. "You love all the good things that happen with football, but then you have to expect the bad things to happen", said Gonzales, who suffered a Lisfranc injury on October 1 against Air Force. (more...)
Ivanka Trump was finalising business deal during Trump-Abe meeting Ivanka Trump was finalising business deal during Trump-Abe meeting
- December 07, 2016

Gore, a Democrat, spent about 90 minutes in meetings at the Republican president-elect's Trump Tower apartment and office building in Manhattan. "It was a honest search for areas of common ground", Mr Gore said. Ivanka Trump's role in the White House has yet to be defined but she sat in on a meeting between her father and Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe in NY. (more...)
Up to a foot more snow expected for Hawaii mountaintops
- December 07, 2016

Much of the rest of Hawaii is being hit by heavy rainfall, with temperatures of around 20C (68F) - far warmer than on the higher ground. Another foot of snow could fall on Hawaii's highest mountain peaks Sunday, on top of the 2 feet that have fallen since Thursday, the National Weather Service said. (more...)
Matthew Stafford breaks Lions' record with 13 straight completions
- December 05, 2016

Drew Brees looked more like Who Brees in his worst game in a year while throwing three interceptions. Running back Mark Ingram needs to continue being involved and run like a man on fire, while Brees continues completing passes at a high rate. (more...)
Tribe says Army will halt Dakota Access
- December 05, 2016

The protests against the oil pipeline in North Dakota near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is about to reach its end game. The 1,172-mile (1,885km) pipeline, owned by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, is mostly complete aside from a segment planned to run under Lake Oahe, a reservoir formed by a dam on the Missouri River. (more...)
Tough-on-corruption NY prosecutor tells Trump he will stay Tough-on-corruption NY prosecutor tells Trump he will stay
- December 01, 2016

Bharara also told reporters that he spoke with Senator Jeff Sessions - a Republican, and Trump's nominee for attorney general - who also asked Bharara to keep his job. Bharara said he has already spoken to U.S. Sen. At Trump Tower, Bharara told reporters Wednesday that he had been asked to stay by both Trump and Sen. (more...)
It's that time again: Send your letters to Santa It's that time again: Send your letters to Santa
- December 01, 2016

As the fall holidays slide seamlessly into Christmas, what's left is a homogenous holiday season that's hard to wrap my head around. It's not yet December 1. New Zealand Post is working with the Blind Foundation and children can opt to be sent a response from Santa in large text or braille. "The effort earned accolades from the press, public and celebrities including John Barrymore and Mary Pickford". (more...)
Lucid Motors Will Build Its 1000-HP Electric Cars in Arizona
- December 01, 2016

Lucid, which recently changed its name from Atieva, has been around for a decade, focusing its early years on making batteries. An electric auto maker is opening a new manufacturing plant near Casa Grande. Barron, who is a Navy veteran, said that Lucid Motors is committed to admitting and hiring Americian military veterans for various positions in the company. (more...)
Gun-Deer Season Numbers Are In Gun-Deer Season Numbers Are In
- December 01, 2016

Preliminary figures released by the Department of Natural Resources show hunters shot 196,785 deer during the season, compared to 198,057 during the 2015 gun hunt. The same three counties reported 1,155 deer on opening day 2015. One incident occurred in Waukesha, Oconto, and Ozaukee Counties, and two incidents happened in Taylor County. (more...)
French presidential race heats up: A look at the candidates
- November 30, 2016

With 95% of ballots counted, Fillon had garnered 66.5% of the votes while Juppé trailed with 33.2%. Jean-Yves Camus, an author and expert on the far-right in Europe, says that the election remains highly uncertain, with the Socialist party yet to nominate its candidate and the role of independents still unclear. (more...)
Trump summons Romney for 2nd look as staffers squabble Trump summons Romney for 2nd look as staffers squabble
- November 29, 2016

There is, to be sure, considerable fence-mending that would need to happen for Romney to work successfully with Trump. "If President-elect Trump chooses Mitt Romney, that will have the full support and backing of all of us". "We don't even know if (Romney) voted for Donald Trump ", Conway said in a separate interview Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union". Conway responded nearly immediately, contacting " Morning Joe " producers, and calling their reporting " sexist ", The Hill also reported. (more...)
3 dead, at least 5 sickened after Thanksgiving dinner
- November 29, 2016

A total of 835 people ate the meal but other people didn't show any signs of illness. "It was a nice dinner, turkey, stuffing, cranberries and coffee", Alviar said. "We are fully cooperating with health officials and are praying fervently for the families who lost loved ones and for others who are sick". Autrey James, commander at American Legion Post 161, said Golden Hills Community Church prepared the Thanksgiving meals. (more...)
Choosing Romney would be seen as betrayal, Trump aide warns
- November 28, 2016

Can you say, "Assume the position, Mr. Romney"? He called Trump vicious and vile things. And Trump himself has said: He looks the part. The day after that meeting, Conway simply described both men as accomplished job creators. There are others in the mix, officials said , including John Kelly, a retired general, and Sen. Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway acknowledged the anger that some Trump supporters have expressed over Romney potentially serving. (more...)
After Months of Spouting White Nationalist Sentiments, Trump Denounces Alt-Right After Months of Spouting White Nationalist Sentiments, Trump Denounces Alt-Right
- November 27, 2016

Members of the alt right have embraced Donald Trump, who see him as an ally in the White House, if not an outright supporter. Trump's comments on Tuesday came days after white nationalists gathered at a conference in Washington D.C. Trump dismissed any notion that Bannon is a racist or is associated with the "alt-right" movement. Steve Bannon at Trump Tower in November. " Breitbart is just a publication", Mr. (more...)
Bigger boost expected at local stores on Small Business Saturday Bigger boost expected at local stores on Small Business Saturday
- November 26, 2016

Introduced by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. What better day to visit these locally owned shops full of unique gifts and services. Every Black Friday, folks are cramming in places like the malls and big name stores but small businesses are preparing for their big day on Saturday. (more...)
With big lift from rookie Bertans, Spurs top Boston 109-103
- November 26, 2016

Starters Danny Green and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, with Aldridge clinching the outcome with an offensive rebound and two free throws with 17.4 seconds remaining. The trade that brought Kawhi Leonard to San Antonio was already a success for the Spurs, even before throw-in Davis Bertans began contributing. (more...)
McCrory campaign expands ballot complaints to 52 counties
- November 24, 2016

The passage of the so-called "bathroom bill" resulted in a country-wide backlash, including the National Basketball Association moving its all-star game in February. "We found several dozen voters who are on parole or in prison who have voted", he said. There's people who have double-voted. County election officials sent a letter November 2 to state election officials about finding the similarities in several handwritten ballots. (more...)
Trash Pick-up Schedule Changes for Thanksgiving Week Trash Pick-up Schedule Changes for Thanksgiving Week
- November 24, 2016

Warrenton/Hammond schools are closed Monday through Friday. Free holiday parking begins Thanksgiving Day. CharMeck 311 will be closed November 24 and 25, 2016. Buses and River Rail streetcars will not run Thursday. Miami-Dade libraries: Closed Thursday, Friday and Sunday. All Charlotte city and county offices will be closed November 24 and 25. (more...)
Educators looking to prohibit paddling in Georgia schools Educators looking to prohibit paddling in Georgia schools
- November 24, 2016

If the school focuses on such disciplinary measures to curb or address misbehavior, then the school is using physical force as an acceptable way of solving problems. "These data and disparities shock the conscience", King said. On the same call, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten called ending corporal punishment "a moral matter" that transcends party politics. (more...)
Wisconsin beats Georgetown 73-57 in Maui semifinals Wisconsin beats Georgetown 73-57 in Maui semifinals
- November 23, 2016

The Ducks (2-2) swarmed their way back, using pressure defense to create turnovers and easy baskets in transition. The Hoyas shot 47 percent from the field and 40 percent from three in the first half and held OR to just 24 percent shooting. (more...)
Trump the dealmaker keeps any Cabinet decisions under wraps Trump the dealmaker keeps any Cabinet decisions under wraps
- November 22, 2016

Washinton: President-elect Donald Trump will work to ensure there is "proper separation" between his business empire and his job as president of the U.S., vice president-elect Mike Pence said on Sunday , amid fresh concerns about conflict of interest following a meeting with Indian real estate executives. (more...)
Pelosi promises greater role for junior Democrats Pelosi promises greater role for junior Democrats
- November 22, 2016

We were looking forward to Ryan's continued presence on the committee that regulates the expenditure of federal dollars because of the economic uncertainties confronting the Mahoning Valley. He said that was correct and he did plan on voting for one. "We've got to address that, and we got to address it quickly". She announced her candidacy on Wednesday, saying she has the backing of two-thirds of the caucus. (more...)