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Mormon Church Drops Boy Scout Programs Over LGBT Inclusivity

David Kirk, scout executive with the Snake River Council Boy Scouts of America, said he found out about the decision Thursday morning. "Instead, young men activities will focus on spiritual, social, physical and intellectual goals outlined by the Church", the church said in a statement . Read More »

Suspect in killing of Arkansas deputy, 2 others surrenders

On Thursday, Governor Hutchinson released a statement on Lt. Mainhart's death, saying his "thoughts and prayers" are with Lt. Mainhart's family. "Priority number one right now is to get the suspect to surrender", he said. He added that certain sensitive information would be withheld until deemed appropriate. Yell County Sheriff Bill Gilkey said Lt Mainhart was a great father and husband, as well as an excellent officer. Read More »

Backed Syria fighters clear ISIL mines from Tabqa town and dam


US officials have indicated that 120 mm mortars, machine guns, ammunition and light armored vehicles were possibilities. Prior to Thursday's meeting, Yildirim had warned that "there is still an opportunity for the United States to take Turkey's sensitivities into consideration". Read More »

Mormon church severs some of its ties to the Boy Scouts


Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Church (Mormon) declared it won't be a part in the programs for older teenagers of Boy Scouts' starting from next year. "Although thousands of youth and leaders who participate in Venturing crews nationwide embrace and support the program, we recognize that not all programs are a ideal fit for all partners", Boy Scouts' wrote. Read More »

Arizona police: Woman allegedly switched flour for formula

Police said the alleged scheme apparently was motivated by money and apparently took place over at least several days and possibly for up to two months. There could be other possible stores where the tainted product was returned, police said, but have not released those locations yet. The Gerber product had been removed from the shelves. Read More »

President Trump to launch panel to investigate voter fraud

House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi in a statement . The White House announced five members to the commission on Thursday: Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson (R), New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner (D), Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap (D), Christie McCormick, commissioner of the election assistance commission, and former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell (R). Read More »

US, EU in Urgent Talks on Pitch to Expand Laptop Ban

Senior U.S. administration officials have declined to elaborate on any threats that may have prompted the ban, saying only that commercial airlines are still a target of terrorists who are trying to smuggle explosives in electronic devices. Read More »

Bill Nelson amps up fundraising call ahead of Senate AHCA Vote


House plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act , calling the measure a "cruel and risky bill", that would leave millions of Americans "stranded without the health care they need". "Republican senators will not let the American people down!" "Obamacare premiums and deductibles are way up - it was a lie and it is dead". He says the bill will allow states to apply for a waiver to fund high risk polls thereby providing coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. Read More »

Teacher accused of kidnapping student will be in court


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee school teacher accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student and repeatedly having sex with her while fleeing to California is due in a federal courtroom in Nashville on Friday. "However, he adamantly rejects the notion that the events before the court are a crime of violence", the filing said. "Mr. Cummins never employed violence, force or threats", the filing added. Read More »

This Texas Bill Could Keep Trans Kids Out of Sports

Now, attention is turning to Senate Bill 6, which passed in March but hasn't been debated in the House. Mack Beggs won the Texas 6A Girls wrestling title in February even though he is a trans boy. When an athlete like Beggs is transitioning, he takes steroids. Critics have said the measures unfairly target not only transgender people but also gays and lesbians, religious minorities and immigrants. Read More »

Multiple fatalities reported in Hopkinsville plane crash, governor says


WKDZ reports that emergency responders are on the scene of a plane crash along a county road in Christian County. They also received a call from the Fort Campbell Army Airfield, which had been in voice communication with the pilot. Local officials were not immediately available to provide information on the number of people on board or their conditions. The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft is a a Beechcraft Bonanza. Read More »

Kyle Busch heads to Kansas with new sense of optimism

Before the 2017 season began, NASCAR announced wholesale changes to its points structure for the three national touring series, including the Monster Energy Cup Series. "I always like going to Kansas", Blaney said. "They seem to be in great supply at the races". Look for all four teams to run well this season with veteran Kenseth leading the pack. Read More »

Vulnerable House Republicans fear political consequences after healthcare vote

No matter what your ideological persuasion, if you have been in politics since breakfast this morning, you are experienced enough to envision the Democratic paint-by-numbers 2018 attack ads. It would dilute consumer-friendly insurance coverage requirements, like prohibiting higher premiums for customers with pre-existing medical conditions. Read More »

Lawmaker: Vet citizenship of non-English-speaking schoolkids


The 1982 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Plyler v. Doe declared that children are entitled to receive a free public K-12 education in the United States regardless of their immigration status. In addition to denouncements from his own caucus and fellow Republicans, Ritze's idea is unconstitutional, as it would violate a 1982 Supreme Court ruling , Plyler v. Read More »

Treasurer caves to governor to keep road projects on track


When asked if LePage was being considered for a spot in the Trump Administration, his advisor told NEWS CENTER, "No comment". Kimberly Simmons, of Portland, said LePage's "punitive" policies and attempts to restrict Narcan, an opioid reversal medication, come as the state struggles to provide enough drug prevention and treatment opportunities. Read More »

Idaho Anne Frank memorial defaced with racist language


The Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in Boise, Idaho, has been repeatedly defaced with anti-Semitic and racial slurs this week. "This morning when we arrived, we were early-alerted to a swastika that had been permanently marked in with ink along the name of a Jewish donor", Dan Prinzing, director of the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, said. Read More »

New Orleans Confederate monument of Jefferson Davis taken down

It was then lowered behind trucks encircled around the monument's base and out of view of media gathered on the scene. Just beyond the chain link fence and barricades installed by police to ensure that simmering tensions didn't break into a boil, supporters and opponents of removal shouted into the night. Read More »

Kansas City shooting victim calls 911 after 3 shot to death


A fourth Hispanic male in his twenties was also shot and remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Police say the people who died were two men and one woman. Now, he says they will chase everyone who flees police as long as they have probable cause. It is unclear what kind of relationship the suspect had with the victims. Read More »

SC Home Comes With Tenant Who Doesn't Pay


According to the listing, the occupant of the upstairs apartment has never paid, but there is a lease in place. "(Yes, it does not make sense, please don't bother asking .)", the listing states. Take a look at photos of the so-called "Nightmare House" for yourself below! "What I know is basically what's online", Longo explained. Records on the house listing don't seem to hold many keys to answers either. Read More »

New Orleans Removes Jefferson Davis Statue


History, unfortunately, has seen great nations become lost, isolated and ultimately extinct by refusing to confront the sins of the past and evolve to meet the demands of a changing world. The Jefferson Davis Memorial was removed about two and a half weeks after the monument to the Battle of Liberty Place was taken down. The Canal line will end at White street. Read More »

United States warns 'third country sanctions' on North Korea

His remarks come as the U.S. Congress plans to vote on a bipartisan bill this week that would impose a new set of sanctions on North Korea, including measures to shut off the regime's access to overseas funds to curb its ability to use the money for its nuclear and weapons programs. Read More »

France's Macron steps down as En Marche! leader

Austria's presidential election previous year took three rounds but ultimately resulted in pro-Europe Green candidate Alexander Van den Bellen being elected. He also called for reform of the EU. European officials considered the French election very important because of Britain's vote to leave the EU in June 2016. Read More »

Tillerson says US won't be rushed on climate change policies

While the council only has the power to issue advisories, the language in the statement signed by Tillerson comes in stark contrast to statements and promises made by President Trump about climate change. After two years of chairing the council, the US handed the gavel off to Finland. The group acknowledges that "the Arctic is warming at more than twice the rate of the global average, resulting in widespread social, environmental, and economic impacts in the Arctic and worldwide, and [there ... Read More »