learningandfinance.com

National

Pa. to close just one prison - in Pittsburgh

It will mean increased travel time to transport jail inmates who receive state prison sentences, because they are generally transported to the State Correctional Institution-Pittsburgh for intake. "The growing size and cost of our prisons system has gone unaddressed for too long - rising to more than $2 billion and threatening funding for programs that the people of Pennsylvania want: education, senior care and jobs and training programs", the governor said in a statement Thursday.

National

School Choice Matters for West Virginia Families

Former congressional aide Rob Goad, who helped Messer create the Congressional School Choice Caucus launched in 2014, is Trump's top education aide in the White House. "One area where IN doesn't have full school choice is open enrollment IN traditional public schools, there are some states like Florida where open enrollment is available IN every district across the state regardless of where you're zoned for, you can go to any public school IN the state if you can get your child there, so IN ...

National

Texas teacher shoots water gun at Trump projection

The video has been taken down, but someone posted a public version of it on YouTube. The woman posted the video on her Instagram account and has since deleted it, but not before it went viral on Twitter. Many people on social media have expressed outrage at the video. This isn't the first mock Trump assassination to be staged in Texas . Perhaps no one would have batted an eye if it took place in, say, Vermont (where Clinton won by nearly 30%).

National

Attorneys release bodycam video of Fort Worth arrest

Martin provoked confrontation by arrogantly asking Craig, "Why don't you teach your son not to litter?" Police had sent the case to the district attorney's office, seeking felony charges of interference with public duties, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and failing to provide identification.

National

Everyone needs to see Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's speech about immigration

The orders Trump signed Wednesday will increase the number of border patrol enforcement officers and lay the groundwork for building a wall on the border with Mexico. "We have each other's backs, and we have the Constitution of the United States of America on our side". Carr did not find Walsh's meme of a response amusing and replied with a reference to Matthew Denice, who was killed by a drunk-driving undocumented immigrant in 2011.

National

Women's March: Millions unite against Trump and all he stands for

Despite this well-meaning ideal, our group knew this would be a march that prioritized the experiences and voices of cis, heterosexual, middle-class, able-bodied white women. People who identified as straight, gay, transgender or gender non-conforming marched in support of the LGBT community and its rights. "I was kind of in a very hopeful, celebratory mood, which I know was maybe not matched by everyone", Huber said .

National

Weather: One More Mild Day This Month (1/26 AM)

We may have a slightly better chance for snow showers Wednesday , but this is looking pretty minor as well for now. Sunday .A slight chance of snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Temperatures are also trending more seasonable, and thus cooler, right through early next week and the end of the month. The good news is that it will be mild today ahead of the front with highs near 50 degrees.

National

Suspect killed in shootout that left two DeSoto County deputies injured identified

Both deputies were rushed to the Regional Medical Center. Champion said DeSoto County's law enforcement officers are "proactive" rather than "reactive". "We have had an uptick this month (in crime)", Moore said. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is conducting its own review. "Our department is praying for them, along with their families and all of the officers that responded to this critical incident".

National

Florida 106, LSU 71: Gators bombard Tigers, hit record 19 threes

Whether KeVaughn is anxious about the offensive production or not, Florida may have to replace Barry's 12.4 points per game most of which have come off of the bench this season. 25, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La. Florida scored the most points in a game since 107 against Jacksonville on November 25, 2011 and the most in an SEC game since 107 against Mississippi State on February 3, 1975.

National

Rains wash away the worst drought conditions in Deep South

The U.S. Drought Monitor reports Thursday that moderate, severe or extreme drought continues in just 51.4 percent of the state and the remainder has either zero indicators or a condition called abnormally dry. That is significant since the snowpack supplies about 30 percent of California's water particularly in the spring and summer months. The Drought Monitor, which dates to 1999, is produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center in Lincoln, Nebraska; the U.S.

National

Trump set to impose visa ban on 7 predominantly Muslim nations

He also welcomed Mr. Trump's actions to corral sanctuary cities, an issue long championed by the congressman. The order also advances plans to build a wall along the US-Mexican border, and block immigrants from seven Middle Eastern, Muslim countries.

National

Florida airport shooting suspect indicted by grand jury on 22 counts

The man who allegedly killed five people in a shooting spree at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport earlier this month was indicted on almost two dozen federal charges Thursday. A grand jury found that Santiago underwent extensive planning for the attack and posed "grave risk" to hundreds at the airport, which is one of South Florida's busiest.

National

Super Bowl ticket prices for Patriots vs. Falcons at record highs

This will be the seventh Super Bowl of Belichick's tenure with the Patriots , so he's drawing on his experience in structuring the week of practice and media obligations that come from playing in the game . "I don't want to get into it", he said , according to NESN , "but if you know someone, it doesn't mean you agree with everything they say or they do".

National

IL Governor: Trump Has Not Called to Discuss Violent Crime in Chicago

During the interview with ABC News, the president called Chicago a "war zone", but did not offer specifics on how he would curb the violence. It was the highest number of murders in Chicago since 1997. Mayor Rahm Emanuel responded to Trump's tweet on Wednesday, saying he "welcomed" federal help in combating the city's crime problem, CNN reported. "The place you want - if it comes to safety and security when dealing with gangs and guns - you want the federal resources that are set up to ...

National

Alameda: City leaders reaffirm commitment to sanctuary policy

The stated goal of Trump's order says, "These jurisdictions have caused immeasurable harm to the American people and to the very fabric of our Republic". The grant helps Burlington's Community Justice Center and Burlington Police Department. It budgets each JAG to last one year, though it has three years to spend it from the time of the award notification.

National

Dummy in N.C. roadway used as prop in attempted carjacking

As soon as the driver slowed for this dummy in the road, two men wearing hoodies ran up to the vehicle and tried to open her doors, according to authorities. In that incident a white male wearing a dark hoodie and mask and carrying a black handgun held up two clerks and a customer around 8pm before making off with almost $300.

National

Entire State Department Senior Management Team Resigns

Smith , director of the Office of Foreign Missions - also chose to step down. All of them served under both Democratic and Republican administrations. He was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on party lines, and is expected to be confirmed by the GOP-controlled Senate. It was Tillerson's first visit to the department after he was voted into the position by a Senate panel on Monday 23 January.

National

Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil to release in Pakistan

The 43-year-old actor's film made Rs 10 crore at the box office on Day 1, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh. As both movies release on the exact same day, it's to be seen which one will emerge as the box office favourite. " 'Raees' may lack novelty in story, but it has entertaining masala to score at the box office", he added. Hrithik Kaabil has tweeted fishy tweets over the internet.

National

Convicted murderer killed NH woman, victims found in barrels — SHREVEPORT CONNECTION -- Officials

In 2000, an investigator found the other two girls - one believed to be 2 or 3 and the other 3 or 4. FOX25 recently reported on the Allenstown murders, where an adult woman and three children were found dead. Tuesday, investigators are searching the home where she lived with her boyfriend in Manchester, New Hampshire. I am so thankful to be re-united with my Grandfather and cousins after all these years! Beaudin's surviving daughter has asked to remain out of the spotlight, and is asking ...

National

SoCalGas pulls gas from Aliso Canyon as cold hits service area

Recent cold weather had increased demand on natural gas across Southern California, gas company officials said. "Withdrawals from Aliso Canyon played a critical role in helping us meet that peak demand". County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitchell Englander have each submitted motions to their respective legislative bodies endorsing Senate Bill 146.

National

Annual homeless count plays important role in federal funding for services

Starting at 3 a.m., a team of more than 250 trained volunteers will disperse to various zones throughout the city to document each homeless individual and determine their current housing needs. "That's why it's really going to be very powerful for individuals who attend that service event, the Point-in-Time service event on Thursday, because they see that there's a broad range of persons, not just that core group but the broader community that really cares", Sanders said.

National

#CuteAnimalTweetOff: Zoos compete to claim cutest animal

The mother, Kara, became the oldest gray seal to give birth in a zoo, per The Smithsonian . Zookeepers say she is "nursing, moving and bonding well with mom", and are "cautiously optimistic" that the 37-pound pup will thrive. Zoos and aquariums across the country are engaged in a cute animal tweet-off, offering a much-needed break and dose of adorableness for those exhausted of negative news.

National

Kings troll LeBron James and Cavaliers on Twitter after OT win

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost their third straight game on Wednesday, 116-112 to the Kings in overtime, making that seven losses in their last nine games. Smith, out two more months following thumb surgery. He knows that ghost will be harder to catch if the Cavs come up short again. Gentry has used this method before, most notably at the end of his first campaign in New Orleans last season.

National

Thousands Swarm Senate Offices to Reject Trump Cabinet Picks

Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement announcing the plan. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who joined Schumer at Democrats' leadership press conference, said Trump's statement should worry everyone. Since the election, Trump has also repeatedly expressed a desire to bring the country together and end the partisanship that dominated the campaign.

National

Trump believes millions voted illegally, Sean Spicer says without providing evidence

The Just Facts report does not suggest that Trump's loss in the national popular vote would be made up by discounting all of the non-citizens who voted for Hillary Clinton, but it does suggest that voter fraud is an important issue that needs to be quantified.

National

American voters' most reckless decision

What we wish the most for him is to be safe. What this could mean is perhaps and even most probably that if in the past the US has been subtle about "America First", now Trump would pursue it egregiously, without pretense and without caring which countries he leaves biting the dust in his reckless (as Trump seems to be) pursuit of that (Ugly American?) policy.

National

How the Obamacare Repeal Will Impact HIV-Positive People

In a statement, the duo promised that the proposal would give more power to the states on health care policy, increase access to affordable insurance and help cover millions of Americans who are now uninsured. People typically think of impoverished women and children as the main beneficiaries of government-subsidized health insurance, but Fleck says that Medicaid helps many others.

National

Crews search for toddler missing amid tornado destruction

At least 16 people are dead in the US south, as states deal with storms and tornados. "I don't think there's a house in this area that was spared but God was with us", says Ralph Hicks. Officials earlier reported eight deaths in the county. "I want to start off by telling you I just spoke with Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia, great state, great people", Trump said, according to ABC News .

National

Trump staff using RNC private server for emails

Uh oh! President Donald Trump's senior staff members are using private email accounts, according to a bombshell January 25 report . Updated 1/26 at 1:00 a.m.: Newsweek now reports that the RNC has deleted the email accounts of Conway, Kushner, and Bannon.

National

Trump executive order to stem refugees from ‘terror-prone’ regions

Trump is also expected to announce budget cuts to the federal refugee placement program as he cuts the number of refugees the USA will accept in fiscal 2017. Refugees recommended by the United Nations refugee agency for resettlement in the USA undergo a stringent, two-year long vetting process that includes various security and medical clearances as well as cultural orientation.

National

The Reason This Waitress Got A $450 Tip Will Give You Hope

During his career, White's office has grown to reflect his interests...with Donald Trump figurines and even a life-size cardboard cutout of him. At that point, Harris had no idea within the span of an hour, one of those customers would give her the surprise of a lifetime.

National

As Dow climbs past 20000, is this the bubble Trump called?

While it has inched over the 20,000 mark, overall its latest rise has been sudden. At 8:15am AEDT, the Australian dollar was worth 75.65 U.S. cents, having lost some value overnight. The UK's FTSE 100 Index rose 0.2%, France's CAC 40 Index gained 1%, while Germany's DAX Index rallied 1.8%. They point out that it took 15 years for the Dow to double from 1,000 to 2,000 and 12 years to go from 2,000 to 4,000.

National

White House Hasn't Announced Any National School Choice Week Events

With Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is perhaps the most powerful proponent of school choice, or what some call vouchers . This year nearly 8,000 students were allowed to transfer from their neighborhood school to another that offers specialized classes.

National

Photoshop Gone Bad, ABC News's Trump Interview Promo

We're going to be starting those negotiations relatively soon. In the interview with Muir, Trump will talk about the construction of a wall along the southern border of the United States, which he also addressed in a speech Wednesday. ABC News actually grabbed the image straight from a September 2016 article in The New Yorker , who created it to imagine how Trump's first term would pan out.

National

Sacramento's NO DAPL protesters are pushing against Trump

Jan Hasselman , a lawyer representing the Standing Rock Sioux and employed by Earthjustice, Trump's Tuesday decision flies in the face of recent reviews into the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. We urge you to fight and stand tall besides us", the tribe said on its Facebook page , asking for support to influence the environmental impact statement on the Lake Oahe segment.


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 Forward → End