DeVos , 58, is a former chair of the Michigan Republican Party. ERIC WESTERVELT , BYLINE: Hi, Audie. It is unreasonable to believe that vouchers can by some alchemy make the standard American education experience the equivalent of private schooling, which is possible only at great cost, and thus cannot guarantee any kind of better result.
He threw just one interception in his first five games, but has six in his past five. They'll need to start fast, something they haven't done during their four-game losing streak. But Packers coach Mike McCarthy praised his quarterback's approach. The Packers have a top-10 passing offense, with an average of 262 yards. Granted, Wentz is a rookie quarterback, but considerable pressure has been placed on him to win now, by fans and the Eagles' management.
A brush fire in Pittsylvania County is now 100% contained. The replacement crew from New Hampshire was activated Monday and was preparing to spend at least two weeks in Georgia. In Mississippi, trees were reported downed in almost 20 counties across the state. The winds, which are expected to reach between 25-35 miles per hour with gusts between 45-50 miles per hour, cause a hazard for fire-weakened trees.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump once again will meet with Mitt Romney, whom he is considering for the post of secretary of state, a possible appointment that has sparked heated controversy within the magnate's inner circle. Conway began her anti-Romney campaign on Twitter last week but refused to say whether her attack was sanctioned by Trump. "I would suggest there are a lot of other people who are more qualified than Romney in foreign policy and who ...
According to the National Park Service, the Smoky Mountains hosts millions of people each year. Late Monday night, workers were forced to evacuate the Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies , leaving behind more than 10,000 animals. The agency said about 30 buildings including a hotel and an apartment were on fire in Gatlinburg on Monday. The flames burned to the edge of the Dollywood theme park in Tennessee , after spreading overnight as winds gusted above 87 miles an hour.
Just hours before the fires spread, the singer appeared in a 30-second video released by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, telling people to avoid burning leaves and parking vehicles on dry grass and warning that even a campfire can spark a wildfire.
We are not weak. A law enforcement official says Ohio State University attacker Abdul Razak Ali Artan moved to the USA with his family from Pakistan as refugees in 2014. Classes for the 60,000 students at Ohio State, where Artan began taking classes this fall, were canceled after the attack but resumed Tuesday. The event Tuesday night will take place at the university's former basketball arena.
Supporters say he returned Cuba to the people and praise him for some of his social programmes, such as public health and education. The route will recreate the victory tour taken by Castro after he won power in 1959, only in reverse. Both Colombian government officials and their longtime adversaries the FARC guerrillas are attending. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was the only European leader at the rally.
The President-elect was downright magnanimous toward his longtime Democratic foes. I didn't know if I'd like him. Asked if he would withdraw the USA from the recent global climate agreement negotiated in Paris , he said, "I'm looking at it very closely".
Trudeau did not meet with Fidel Castro during his official visit two weeks ago. As condolences continued to flow into Cuba Sunday from around the world for the man who was both admired and reviled during his almost half century at Cuba's helm, workers prepared the plaza and unfurled a giant banner of Castro as a young revolutionary over the National Library building that overlooks the square.
Because she clearly won the popular vote , by 2 million votes in the latest count . In 2012, even though Barack Obama won nearly 5 million more popular votes than Mitt Romney , Trump tweeted, "The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy".
The suspects were believed to have taken orders from Syria, and used a mobile phone and computers to search for locations that officials say might have been potential attack sites. The Paris prosecutor asked magistrates to hand the five preliminary charges of taking part in a "terrorist criminal association" and to jail them. As well as promising more police and prison places, 62-year-old Fillon proposes stripping French militants of their nationality.
Aquarium officials in wildfire-threatened Gatlinburg, Tennessee, say they have a team of biologists inside the facility and that all of the 10,000 fish and other animals are safe . More than 14,000 people have been evacuated. Before he left, he did a final check of the animals, and said they were behaving normally. He added that the aquarium can run "very self-sufficiently" as long as the building retained power.
The final deadline to complete the recount is December 19, when the Electoral College meets. Even Clinton's attorney Marc Elias wrote there's "no actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology". State law allows county clerks to decide whether to count by hand or use machines (see details below). Stein, who won 1.4 million votes nationwide or about 1 percent of the count, signaled her determination to keep pushing the Midwest recount efforts, saying ...
Chicago-based rapper Vic Mensa spent his Thanksgiving weekend joining the indigenous people's fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Native American reservation. Dakota Access Pipeline protesters vowed Saturday to remain in their camp after the Army Corps of Engineers told them to leave the federal land they've occupied.
The president-elect is claiming , without evidence , that millions of people voted illegally in the election he won. That accusation - spread by conspiracy sites such as Infowars.com and discredited by fact-checking organizations - gained traction among some far-right conservatives disappointed that Trump lost the popular vote .
Cahokia Police Chief David Landmann said the off-duty Washington Park officer notified the Cahokia Police Department that a man wanted by police was seen entering the store around 4:50 p.m. She cried while talking about how Stringer had fired shots at her new boyfriend. "The officer was also aware that Stringer had active warrants out for his arrest for unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and aggravated fleeing and eluding".
On Nov. 2, a school official boarded the bus after the driver complained that students were not listening to him. Police said the bus driver was driving far in excess of the 30 miles per hour speed limit where the accident occurred. The parent pledged to "beat his ass my damn self" if his driving didn't improve, records show. In some cases, bus drivers were caught on camera blowing by other school buses that were loading or unloading students, oblivious to the fully extended bus-side arm ...
Roof stands charged with the deaths of the "Charleston Nine" - black worshipers who were gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, during an evening bible study in June 2015. Prosecutors filed court papers saying Roof appears competent to them because he has shown proper behavior toward court personnel and been attentive at other hearings.
Most recently authorities fired water cannons on roughly 400 protesters who'd gathered on Backwater Bridge on November 20, a night when temperatures sunk to around 20 degrees Fahrenheit. People celebrating Thanksgiving are being urged to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe this year. "If it happened in North Dakota, it could happen in Nevada", the letter said.
In a statement , the San Jose Police Department said that a unit dealing with hate crime will investigate the incident, Reutersreports. By far the largest number of hate crimes were committed against African-Americans, with racism and ethnic bias believed to be involved in 59 percent of all attacks, compared to 20 percent attributed to religious prejudice and 18 percent to intolerance over sexual orientation.
President Barack Obama was briefed on the incident by Lisa Monaco, his homeland security adviser, said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. "I think I saw three or four students being hit", said Angshuman Kapil, student. He also appears to have made an anti-US posting on Facebook minutes before the attack, on a page that was quickly disabled or taken down by authorities, United States media said.
He absolutely rejected that his political ideology is based on racial lines. I've also said repeatedly that the ethno-nationalist movement, prominent in Europe, will change over time . A longtime GOP lobbyist, speaking on background, said that Bannon does not like "casualness" and that he feels an "urgency" about his beliefs. Rand Paul defended Bannon in an interview with Yahoo News.
In releasing the new report Tuesday - " Ten Days After " - the center and other civil rights organizations assailed Trump, accusing him of inspiring acts of violence and harassment and of being too tepid in his condemnation of those behind them.
Without the Quad Cities and Clinton nuclear plants in IL, consumers would pay $364 million more annually and over $3.1 billion more over the next ten years (on a present value basis) in electricity costs. Hope for the power plants lies in Illinois Senate Bill 1585, the Next-Generation Energy Plan (NGEP). Olsen, whose company employs about 1,000 people in IL, predominantly in Decatur, said manufacturers would like to see whether there are economic development tools other than subsidies from ...
Having Price as HHS secretary, Schumer said, "is akin to asking the fox to guard the hen house". As President Obama worries about his legacy in the hands of President-elect Donald Trump, he should recognize that the fractured health care scheme that bears his name is probably facing a very real existential threat now that an actual doctor is on call.
Chanel Martin touches a portrait of Fidel Castro as she and others wait in line to visit a memorial to him in Revolution Square in Havana on November 29. Just Monday, he noted, regular flights resumed between the United States and Havana for the first time in half a century. American lawyer Peter Quinter has seen all sides of the USA embargo on Cuba.
It said that Trump "was going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews". The abusive letters have sparked new fears among Muslims, the Council on American-Islamic Relations ( CAIR ) said. Nekumanesh says, "I'm not going to let it get me down". The group asked the FBI to investigate and said it was reaching out to other mosques nationwide to find out if they had received similar letters.
Sales on Thanksgiving Day were up 11.5 percent to $1.93 billion. Best Buy's bby and Macy's m Black Friday deals were 5 percentage points greater than a year ago, while Walmart's were four points more. "People are getting more comfortable with shopping online", she said. People are increasingly chill about rushing out of the house on Black Friday .
Expect between 2 and 3 inches of rain from tonight through Wednesday night , with local variations. There was frost on the windshield even along the shore this morning, with 24 degrees reported in Milford at 5 a.m. Tuesday . Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 48. Between a quarter and half inch of rain is expected in the Pioneer Valley, Central Massachusetts and the greater Boston area.
What drove the young man to violence isn't clear, but authorities are now reviewing his social media activity. A campus officer who happened to be nearby because of a gas leak arrived on the scene and shot the driver in less than a minute, Stone said.
This year, 55 percent of visits to retail websites on Black Friday were made from mobile devices, suggesting that swarms of shoppers got the digital spending spree started early. Best Buy has similar deals, including price matching and free shipping on many items . The data was updated as of 10 a.m. ET, according to ADI's website, which predicted online sales of $3.36 billion for growth of 9.4%.
If it's any consolation for Clinton - and it's probably mighty little - she's winning the national popular vote. Trump adviser Newt Gingrich tweeted his approval, calling Mr. Wisconsin elections administrator Mike Haas said that if the recount battle moves to the courts, after the commission announces the new tally, it will be out of the commission's hands.
Roof, 22, is charged with counts including hate crimes and obstruction of religion in the Emanuel AME Church shootings. Gergel dismissed several people who expressed conflicted feelings about capital punishment or said a death sentence should always be the penalty for murder.
Also at 11 a.m. Thursday, Wayne County Sheriff's Office personnel out on patrol in marked squad cars will activate their vehicle's lights and sirens for 15 seconds in honor of Rose. Clair Shores., starting at 11 a.m. Hundreds of police officers, sheriff's deputies and state troopers from around MI and beyond are expected to provide an honor guard.