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Texas policeman charged with murder over teenage death

Roy Oliver , a patrol officer in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs, has not been arrested, but a judge on Friday signed a murder warrant and his bond has been set at $300,000, The Washington Post quoted the Dallas Morning News as saying. Read More »

Arkansas' Rawleigh Williams III ends football career after second neck injury


Any little thing can trigger it", Williams said about the second injury during a first-person essay for "I also saw the reaction of my mom and my sister", Williams said. According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Williams and his family were meeting with the University of Arkansas, the Fayetteville medical team, and Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema last week to "go over his latest medical tests and discuss his future". Read More »

Texas' Governor Just Signed the Most Anti-Immigrant Bill in Years


The law creates civil and criminal penalties for government and law enforcement entities that do not comply with federal immigration laws. Republican Gov. The Texas and Arizona bills are not identical. While supporters say it merely reinforces the rule of law, Democrats and immigration rights advocates say the bill is discriminatory and will tear apart families. Read More »

Trump Lawyer: Travel Ban is Neutral on Religion

He said the administration is not discriminating against any religion and has no intent to discriminate. President Donald Trump's political statements trailed him on Monday in court, where judges seemed skeptical his revised travel ban was based on national security concerns rather than his campaign promise to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Read More »

Evacuations broaden as wildfires threaten small communities

George, Georgia, on Saturday, May 6, after a wildfire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge expanded outside the refuge. The conditions are not helpful, it's dry and the wind can cause the fire to shift. "Until the skies open up and just pour, and pour, and pour, we are vulnerable", Peterich said. Davis noted that refugees should bring whatever they think they'll need for what may be a long stay. Read More »

Trump Orders Review of Offshore Oil Drilling Rules

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an Executive Order that directs the Secretary of Interior and Secretary of Commerce to review offshore oil and gas development restrictions. Zinke addressed these concerns head-on, promising to keep in place safety and environmental protects, which he said are among the strongest in the world, even as Trump has moved to reduce other Obama-era environmental regulations in other areas. Read More »

Sinclair Broadcast Group acquires Tribune Media

As part of the acquisition, Sinclair will also assume $2.7 billion in net debt from Tribune. Fox News owner 21st Century Fox and a NY investment firm were recently in talks to buy Tribune, seeking to acquire Tribune-owned local TV stations including WGN in Chicago and PIX 11 in NY. Read More »

Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL killed in Somalia was William & Mary student


Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. The Pentagon said the soldier was on an advise and assist operation working with the Somali National Army looking for Al Shabaab operatives. A U.S military man has been murdered in Somalia which is the first American death for more than two decades. "Kyle was a great student as well, it really didn't surprise me when he made the grade as a Navy Seal". Read More »

Frat, 18 of its members charged in Penn St. student's death

At 9:21 p.m. February 2, the fraternity's video surveillance system captured Piazza wearing khakis, a button-down shirt and a sports jacket, the required uniform for pledges to Beta Theta Pi . The website My Central New Jersey has published the full grand jury report and list of charges. It was only about 12 hours later when he appeared to be dead did someone call 911. Read More »

Blue Bell releases new ice cream flavor


The new flavor prompted Blue Bell to bring back Groom's Cake, a chocolate ice cream flavor with strawberry hearts, strawberry sauce and chocolate icing. "The idea came from an actual groom's cake one of our employees tasted at a family wedding", Van Dorf said. Moments later, they tweeted another photo saying they would be bringing back the Groom's Cake. Read More »

Tillerson urges Asean to do more to cut N. Korea funding

All ASEAN members have diplomatic relations with North Korea and five have embassies there. The US is ready to ramp up pressure against North Korea through additional penalties, secondary sanctions and a tighter implementation of United Nations resolutions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday, adding "a lot of work" is left to maximize its strategy. Read More »

Judges to hear appeal of Hawaii's travel ban win

Supreme Court . But the White House didn't specifically mention religion in any way in the revised order. A Hawaii judge who also blocked the order said a "court will not crawl into a corner, pull the shutters closed and pretend it has not seen what it has". Read More »

GOP Outside Group Airs National TV Ad to Thank Ryan

Meanwhile, because the act eliminates the penalty for not having coverage, insurers announce that they're canceling plans or sharply raising premiums for 2018 out of fear that more healthy people will opt not to get insurance, leaving plans overloaded by sick people who are more expensive to cover. Read More »

Senate to vote on Trump's pick for Air Force secretary


Picture taken on March 30, 2017. The U.S. Senate voted Monday to confirm Heather Wilson, a former congresswoman and Air Force Academy graduate, to be the next Air Force secretary and first service secretary to serve in the Trump administration. Read More »

US Fraternity Brothers Charged Over Horrific Hazing Death Of Pledge

And when they finally did call for help they did not tell anyone that he had fallen. His fraternity brothers knew he desperately needed help, yet instead of calling 911, they devised a plan to cover up the death of their pledge, who was found at the bottom of the stairs leading to the basement. Read More »

Rudy Gay will opt-out of his contract


Gay is ahead of schedule and expects to return in time for the start of training camp. An 11-year veteran, Gay averaged 18.7 points and 6.3 rebounds in 30 games with Sacramento prior to his injury. In waiving the final year of a three-year, $40 million dollar contract , Gay is leaving $14.2 million on the table. "His personality, when we talk about who's going to fit on this team, he's exactly what we're looking for", Divac said. Read More »

Obama warned Trump against Flynn as national security adviser: ex

According to all three former officials, Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn. In a briefing Monday afternoon, White House press secretary Sean Spicer weighed in on the latter case, and he suggested that Obama's advice was taken with a grain of salt because Flynn had excoriated Obama during the 2016 campaign. Read More »

Storms hit four USA states so far

At least four people were killed and 49 people were hurt, Canton Mayor Lou Ann Everett said . The American Red Cross is calling it the deadliest start to tornado season in nine years. "Door-to-door searches were being done Sunday". Local officials have issued a disaster declaration for Van Zandt County. By the end, she is gasping for breath. Read More »

Met Gala 2017: The best-dressed celebrities from Rihanna to Katy Perry

Rihanna certainly had all eyes on her with her extravagant floral fit, while Nicki Minaj, Kylie Jenner, and plenty of others chose to play it a bit simpler and show off their curves. From Gisele to Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner , we're breaking down all of the daring looks that incorporated the sexy detailing at the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC on May 1 - see them here. Read More »

Kangaroo reaches through fence to attack girl


Her mother, Jennifer White, was recording the girls' interactions with the wild animal. The video White recorded showed a kangaroo inside an enclosure with openings large enough for the animals to reach arms and heads through - and for visitors to do likewise. Read More »

Spartans in First Place After Round One of the NCAA Athens Regional


Outside of Florida the top-six now includes Florida State (+11) in second place , Purdue (+14) and Ohio State (+14) are tied for third at 14-over, Texas A&M (+20) is in fifth while Arkansas (+21) and SC (+21) are sharing sixth. The 22nd-ranked Texas women's golf team is tied for eighth place with Furman after a collective score of 300 (12-over par). Gumm carded two birdies and 13 holes scored at par or better. Read More »

Always Dreaming easily wins Kentucky Derby


But Velazquez, who had positioned his mount to not get mud kicked in his face, settled the victor of the Florida Derby into a relaxed stride in the run down the backstretch as the pace slowed, close but not too close to the lead. Forwardly placed from the beginning, Always Dreaming tracked 54-1 shot Battle of Midway from the rail. Dubai invader Thunder Snow was pulled up shortly after the start, but appeared to be OK after the race. Read More »

No federal charges against officers in Alton Sterling death

Sterling was killed on July 5, 2016, outside a convenience store, after a resident reported he had been threatened by a black man selling CDs. Less than one second later, during a point at which the location of Sterling's right hand was not visible to the cameras, Officer Salamoni again yelled that Sterling was "going for the gun!". Read More »