learningandfinance.com

National

Breyer says he won't get into a debate over court vacancy

As polls show Donald Trump's chances of winning the presidency continue to dwindle, GOP politicians and their conservative allies are promising that the obstruction of judicial nominees that they have waged during Barack Obama's presidency will continue well into the presidency of Hillary Clinton.

National

Tennessee students showing big improvements in science

Science scores for 12th graders were unchanged from the last assessment period, despite a higher percentage of seniors - 41% versus 34% in 2009 - taking advanced courses in biology, chemistry and physics. The NAEP scale for science scores range from 0-300. Because a sampling of students is tested, there are no local results to report. However, she said, "The NAEP results do tell us what we've known for a long time".

National

Mark Kirk Questions Opponent's American Heritage During Senate Debate

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, right, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, left, face off in their first televised debate in what's considered a crucial race that could determine which party controls the Senate, Thursday, Oct.

National

Foreigners believed to involved in fatal California tour bus crash

Adriana Umana, originally from El Salvador, an acquittance of the tour bus driver for over 30 years gathers at makeshift memorial at a tour bus stop in Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. Vides, USA Holiday and bus driver Paulino Camacho Ceballos were sued after a USA Holiday bus was involved in a crash with a auto on the westbound 60 Freeway in Riverside on June 27, 2003, according to court documents.

National

Clinton campaign on private server: 'They wanted to get away with it'

Because since Obama apparently received emails from Clinton sent through the private server - emails not sent from a government address like state.gov - Obama's comment could be considered untrue. Did President Obama mislead the public about what he knew about Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server? The email exchange was released on Tuesday by Wikileaks and was hacked from Podesta's Gmail account.

National

South Dakota Residents Have Choice of 2 Insurers on Exchange

The analysis looked at county-by-county options available to people who buy coverage through the insurance exchanges created under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But the program hasn't yet found stable footing, and it remains politically divisive. This year's open enrollment begins November 1 for health insurance coverage that begins next year.

National

Gold star father Khizr Khan makes campaign stop in Hampton Roads

Had he been president at the time, the war still would have taken place because Trump was in favor of it. He was awarded the Purple Heart and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. During the second presidential debate earlier this month, Clinton accused Trump of never apologizing to anyone, specifically the Khan family. "I have great respect for, I mean, the son is a great hero", the Republican nominee said.

National

Father who lost Muslim son in Iraq berates Trump from mosque

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump doubled down on his assertion that slain U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, a Muslim soldier who died in Iraq in 2004, "would be alive today" if Trump had been in the White House. Khan says at the end of the ad. "And Mrs. Khan. He hasn't apologized to them, he made it worse", she said. Humayun Khan was 27-years-old when he was killed by a vehicle bomb in 2004 in Iraq.

National

Trump running mate Mike Pence's plane skids off NY runway

Pence was flying from Iowa and had posted on social media earlier that weather delays kept his plane, emblazoned with the phrase "Make America Great Again", on the ground in Fort Dodge. As @ mike_pence's plane ran off the runway, it was halted by emergency material that is created to slow airplanes down quickly. The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey reported no injuries.

National

FBI to Open New Investigation into Clinton Emails

He wrote this in a letter to several House and Senate committee chairmen. The investigation centers around the transmission of government-related information, some classified, through Clinton's private email server, rather than through the State department's official, secure servers.

National

Syrian rebels start 'mother of all battles' to unblock Aleppo (maps, videos)

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , a British-based war monitor, said more than 15 civilians had been killed and 100 wounded by rebel shelling of government-held western Aleppo. The Syrian army said in a statement that troops repelled rebel attacks on all fronts in Aleppo and inflicted human losses among the attackers. At least 15 civilians were killed in the volley, according to pro-government TV stations.

National

Chandler residents killed in San Diego crash identified

Authorities say two men and two women were fatally crushed by a pickup truck that flew off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge onto people gathered at a festival at a park below. He could face four counts of vehicular homicide, according to the California Highway Patrol. Before they arrived, bystanders had already rushed to aid the driver and victims of the crash, pushing the overturned pickup driven by the Navy man upright and offering first aid to the victims of the crash.

National

Pakistani Police, Opposition Supporters Clash in Islamabad

On whose orders did they raise their arms to attack these peaceful workers? Video footage showed that police and FC personnel baton-charging and taking away PTI workers in a bus without any fear and justification from the venue. The administration in the capital imposed section 144, which prohibits gathering of five or more people at a location, Radio Pakistan reported. Reportedly, police have used tear gas shells and detained several protestors to stop them from advancing towards Lal ...

National

Trump gives $31000 in October, falling short of $100M boast

At a rally in the swing state of North Carolina , the former rivals heaped praise on each other's commitment to public service, women and children. Talk of Texas being in play comes just two years after Abbott and a ticket of brash tea party candidates in statewide races humiliated Democrats.

National

Chicago buzzing as World Series returns to Wrigley

On a night where the city of Cleveland was still abuzz following the awarding of National Basketball Association championship rings to their National Basketball Association equivalent Cavaliers two days previous, the Indian's mistakes were plentiful.

National

Upgrade Program to allow Galaxy Note 7 customers enjoy Note 8

However it is looking as though this isn't going to happen. To take advantage of the discount program, Note 7 owners will first have to trade in their device for a Galaxy S7. The program is open until November 30, and customers that have already exchanged their Note 7 are also eligible. The handset was recalled for the second time due to battery explosions and finally they have stopped selling this smartphone.

National

U.S. election: Trump takes aim at First Lady Michelle Obama

On Thursday, Trump said he would accept the results "if I win" or there was a clear outcome, but reserved his right to "contest or file a legal challenge" if he lost on November 8. "The voters decide who win elections, period". "I'll look at it at the time". "And I very politely replied, 'Let me talk to you about that after I get into office, '" said Trump, a Republican whose supporters chant "lock her up" at rallies.

National

Jury acquits leaders of Oregon standoff of federal charges

Ammon Bundy's attorney was tackled by U.S. Marshals during a heated argument with the judge after his client was acquitted on all counts Thursday afternoon. In fact, the group says they never meant to stop individual workers but simply wanted the land and the buildings. The federal government has until Monday to file a response to Payne's request, at which point the judge will rule if he can withdraw it and go to trial in February.

National

Gordhan to probe Sars 'hostage' incident

EWN's Barry Bateman reports the Hawks are very critical of how Ipid is handling the investigation. The finance minister and two former Sars colleagues, including then acting commissioner Ivan Pillay, were charged with fraud by National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) director of public prosecutions, Shaun Abrahams, nearly three weeks ago.

National

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama hit campaign trail together for the first time

In Hamilton County, absentee ballot requests among Republicans had increased almost 10 percent over 2012 numbers as of Sunday. When including states leaning toward a candidate by 2 to 4 points, Clinton held a 293-to-187 advantage over Trump .

National

Chicago Cubs won't risk Kyle Schwarber in outfield for Wrigley Field games

Online: MLB.TV (premium subscription); FoxSportsGo. If Josh Tomlin can pitch the way he did in his first two playoff outings (2-0, 2.53 ERA in 10.2 innings), Cleveland will have a chance to hand Corey Kluber the ball on Saturday with a 2-1 series lead.

National

Donald Trump's Walk of Fame star vandalized with a sledgehammer

Video published by the site Deadline Hollywood showed the unidentified man in construction worker gear repeatedly slamming Trump's star as a crowd gathered Tuesday. Gubler noted that in the future, Trump's star will remain unguarded, as all the other stars are, and said it will not be removed. To receive a star on the Walk of Fame, a celebrity has to be nominated and a $30,000 fee paid to a charitable trust.

National

First Ladies 'Rock': Michelle Obama Stumps With Hillary Clinton

Clinton is showing strength in Florida and North Carolina , both must-win states for Trump, as well as the battleground states of Nevada , Colorado and Arizona . Thanks to Republican advantages via gerrymandering and superior voter distribution, it is generally assumed that Democrats will need a generic ballot advantage in the high single digits (or higher!) to have a real shot at control of the House.

National

Bundy Brothers and Fellow Defendants Acquitted in Oregon Protest

The jury nearly certainly based its acquittals on the doctrine of jury nullification - a right which goes back even before the Declaration of Independence, says Banzhaf, although it has been used rather frequently in modern high profile trials.

National

Third suspect arrested in Sherman drug homicide

Police believe the killing was drug related. He also told Sargent that Ludwick would waive her right to fight extradition to ME to face the charges - she signed the waiver during the hearing. Two men were arrested earlier in the week in connection with the homicide of Douglas Morin. Marcus Asante of Fitchburg and Darin Goulding, whose exact residence is not known, are also facing charges for the homicide.

National

Obama's Golf Trip With Tiger Woods Cost $3.6M: GAO

He then flew to Palm Beach, Florida, for vacation, where he golfed with Woods before returning to Joint Base Andrews. It said the Pentagon spent more than $2.8 million and Homeland Security spent another $767,000, including around $180,000 for the Secret Service.

National

Boston police officers shot, suspect dead after domestic disturbance call

The suspect was shot and killed by police. Fellow officers began applying first aid, while other officers ran into the apartment. He said one of the officers put his finger into one of the officers wounds while another officer put a tourniquet on the wounded officer's leg.

National

Republican committee makes ad praising GOP Congressman for standing up to Trump

The Pennsylvania GOP - led by chair Robert Gleason, also an RNC member - recently sued to allow for poll watchers to monitor voting sites outside their own precinct, which is now prohibited by state law. " We've kind of wound down ", Mnuchin told the Post , saying that the campaign wanted to free up Trump's time so he could focus on campaigning, and would still be raising money online.

National

Congress members attack policy forcing Iraq, Afghanistan veterans to repay bonuses

The Los Angeles Times/Tribune Washington Bureau reported Saturday that the Pentagon has been demanding repayment of enlistment bonuses - which often reached $15,000 or more - from thousands of California Guard soldiers, many of whom had served multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

National

Closing Arguments Delayed in Bridge Trial Over Legal Issue

A judge has postponed closing arguments in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case, citing a "legal issue", CBS2's Meg Baker reported. After testimony spanning six weeks, jurors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will hear closing arguments beginning today.

National

Trump on hustings detour to tout new hotel

Among them: consolidating the support of her party and even winning some Republicans. Among all likely voters, 56 percent are anxious about Clinton becoming president while 61 percent are anxious about Trump. In each of the two previous presidential races, more than half of Florida's electorate voted early. Both Clinton and Trump have made concentrated efforts to attempt to mobilize Florida voters this week, appearing throughout the state for rallies, urging voters to head to the polls.

National

Ammon Bundy, 6 others acquitted in Oregon standoff trial

The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the charge of theft. Ammon Bundy's defense lawyer, Marcus Mumford, demanded his client be released immediately after Bundy was found not guilty , according to ABC. "I'm just thrilled, " Lisa Maxfield, attorney for defendant Neil Wampler, added. The trial began September 7 and was expected to last until perhaps Thanksgiving.

National

Madison student lured sex assault victims to his apartment

As the national news media descended Wednesday on the story of a now-suspended University of Wisconsin-Madison student accused of sexually assaulting multiple fellow students, the young man's attorneys issued a statement arguing that "the rapid-fire news cycle, combined with the viral nature of social media", had resulted in a "modern-day character assassination".

National

Donald Trump Jr. rescues motorist

She was taken aback", Bowyer said. Bowyer said the group then gave the woman every water bottle they had in the vehicle so she wouldn't get dehydrated while waiting for help. Donald Trump Jr. announced his father was heading to Phoenix at the tail end of a rally Thursday at Arizona State University in Tempe. Bowyer also posted a photo of Trump Jr.

National

Pipeline activists swept off private property

In a statement, the Morton County's Sheriff's Office said they could not allow protesters to block county roads or state highways, or to trespass on private property. Cody Hall, a spokesman for the protesters, vowed a new camp would be built elsewhere in the pipeline's path, but on federal land. A months-long dispute over the pipeline reached a crisis point at the weekend when some 200 protesters set up camp on land owned by pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners.


Begin ← Back 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 638 639 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 662 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 670 671 672 673 674 675 676 677 678 679 680 681 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 Forward → End