by | February 03, 2017 | 00:55

Suspending these rules allows the committee to approve a resolution without the required minimum of two minority party members and allows the chairman to amend these rules without the required minimum number of assembly members. The nominations will now head to the full Senate for final confirmation votes as early as next week. Pruitt also sued over the EPA's recent expansion of water bodies regulated under the Clean Water Act.

by | February 02, 2017 | 01:12

In an indication of just how awful a nominee Betsy DeVos at Education is for popular vote loser Donald Trump , two Republicans have announced they'll vote against her. WIth every Democrat expected to vote "no" on DeVos, her confirmation becomes less assured. Murkowski was the second GOP senator on Wednesday to announce opposition to DeVos, joining Sen.

by | January 27, 2017 | 01:11

He was the only "outsider" to run the agency since it was founded in 1924, the Associated Press points out. The official was on a video conference with Morgan and senior Border Patrol agents when the outgoing chief said that he was going to comply with the request.

by | January 27, 2017 | 00:57

Mr. Trump's argument, as stated on the campaign trail prior to his Election Day victory, is that not all refugees from unsafe regions want liberty as laid out by the Declaration of Independence and codified into law by the U.S. "I stand ready to register as a Muslim in #solidarity if it comes to that". Albright herself came to the U.S.as a child after her family fled Nazi persecution in Europe, so this is an issue close to her heart.

by | January 17, 2017 | 00:45

The video shows four people capturing the moment at uncomfortably close quarters. Footage of an alligator that looks nearly too massive to be real was posted to the Lakeland Police's Facebook page Monday. Walking along a trail in the USA state of Florida, Kim Joiner came face to face with a massive alligator. "He was the biggest gator I have seen out there", she told News 6 in Orlando .

by | January 16, 2017 | 00:58

Breitbart is the news site he writes for. Yiannopoulos, who has been banned for life from Twitter, claimed on Facebook that the speech was canceled after " violence from left-wing protesters ", despite there being no reports of violence and no arrests.

by | January 15, 2017 | 00:51

The committee's chairman, Sen. Mr. Pompeo said it was "pretty clear" to him that Russian agents had engaged in a cyber propaganda campaign to influence the election, and that the meddling was likely part of "a long-standing effort" by Moscow.

by | January 14, 2017 | 00:43

Reporter: THE OWNER SAYS IF YOU'RE PLANNING TO BUY A PORTABLE GENERATOR, THERE ARE THINGS TO DO TO SAY SAFE. Some of the big cities most likely to be hit by the ice include Topeka, Oklahoma City , Kansas City, St. Crews are also preparing equipment for possible debris removal. The NWS needs real-time reports of hail size, wind damage, flash flooding, heavy rain, tornadoes and waterspouts to effectively warn the public of inclement weather.

by | January 14, 2017 | 00:46

He would live the next 30 years on a ventilator as a quadriplegic - but he was not embittered. In the years following the shooting, McDonald traveled the world to places like Bosnia and Ireland preaching peace and perseverance. Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Mayors Rudy Giuliani and David Dinkins and former Police Commissioners Bill Bratton and Ray Kelly were also in attendance, as was David Letterman, a close family friend.

by | January 13, 2017 | 00:37

If the NCAA truly decides to address this issue by placing say a five-year ban on coaches if they fail to address domestic violence issues involving their players or staff, coaches will treat this matter far more seriously than Briles did. Through Auburn's first three games of the season, the Tigers' offense struggled. "Our relationship will always be good", Lashlee told the school's official athletics website on Wednesday.

by | January 11, 2017 | 00:41

Red Cross encourages donors to help save a life in 2017 by giving blood. "It's just the right thing to do, blood is always on the shortlist". Overall, the Red Cross has added almost 200 hours to blood donation centers and community blood drives across the country over the next few weeks.

by | January 11, 2017 | 00:42

January 17, officials said late Monday. In a tweet Monday night, Republicans in the Senate Health, Education , Labor and Pensions Committee said the move was made "at the request of Senate leadership to accommodate Senate schedule". Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), said he has never worked as a teacher, but his years in the Wisconsin Legislature showed him the havoc school choice can wreak on children.

by | January 09, 2017 | 00:50

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez also activated the state's emergency operations center on Thursday as some northern areas of the state anticipate up to a foot of snow by Friday night . So be careful on bridges, overpasses, and secondary roads if you have to get in the auto during this time. Capital Weather Gang snowfall forecast for Saturday , Jan.

by | January 02, 2017 | 01:03

As I wrote on Wednesday, the Dallas Cowboys' plan for Tony Romo was ideal: Keep the quarterback bubble-wrapped on the bench - unless Dak Prescott was injured in the playoffs - in order to keep his trade value as high as possible, then ship him to a QB-desperate franchise for a couple of draft picks.

by | January 01, 2017 | 00:42

With brisk winds out of the southwest gusting up to 18 miles per hour it could be as high as 62 degrees Friday in downtown Denver, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. Feerick suggested that travelers to the mountains Saturday get there early in the day ahead of the snow. Fresh to strong (24- to 31-mph) and at times very gusty Santa Lucia winds are forecast through today as a 1,035 millibar high parks itself over the Great Basin.

by | December 30, 2016 | 01:12

Deckard's physical education teacher, Courtney Cooper , posted about the boy's condition and his desire to meet Newton on social media a week before the Carolina QB came to the hospital. At Auburn, Newton won the Heisman Trophy and led the Tigers to their second national championship during the 2010 season. Newton spent a few hours with Deckard, and part of the time was spent playing with Nerf guns, Panthers.com reported .

by | December 29, 2016 | 00:53

Roof confessed to killing nine parishioners during the June 2015 attack at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. He was represented by a lawyer during the guilt phase of the trial but was ultimately convicted December 15 on all 33 federal charges.

by | December 29, 2016 | 00:57

After a gorgeous afternoon on Tuesday with temperatures up around 60 degrees, we'll be about 20 degrees cooler than that on Wednesday with abundant sunshine. Conditions will be too warm for accumulating snow to fall from Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia to Islip, New York, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Travel conditions will be hard at best Thursday night and very early Friday morning, but weather and travel will get better throughout the day Friday from south to north.

by | December 27, 2016 | 01:29

The National Weather Service forecast as many as 15 inches of snow to fall in some areas before the storm leaves the area. I-90 in South Dakota is now closed from the Wyoming border to Chamberlain, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

by | December 27, 2016 | 01:26

The Marist poll , sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, says only 37 percent of Americans prefer " Happy Holidays ", compared to 57 percent who say they prefer "Merry Christmas ". "I wish all of you the affection and warmth that accompanies recollecting the introduction of Jesus Christ amid the Christmas celebrations". It's about creating happy memories with those you love.

by | December 27, 2016 | 01:21

Hull manager Mike Phelan told the BBC: "The penalty was the major turning point". Curties Davies turned into his own net just before half-time, and Manchester City moved into second place. De Bruyne continued to be a threat for City and his wonderful first touch gave himself half a yard in the box but he rifled his shot wide. "A kick not ligaments or something like that".

by | December 26, 2016 | 01:46

Northwest wind 9 to 14 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 70%. A scattered 30% chance of rain looks possible for the mountains. Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 24. Southwest wind 13 to 17 miles per hour. South wind 3 to 5 miles per hour. Tomorrow night: Slight chance for a shower, then decreasing clouds. Monday: Sunny, with a high near 47.

by | December 26, 2016 | 01:40

The LAPD confirmed to People that Teller's Bronco flipped over when an Uber driver made a left turn in front of his vehicle. His girlfriend Keleigh Sperry was also in the Bronco, but fortunately neither Miles nor Keleigh were injured in the accident.

by | December 24, 2016 | 00:55

There is a chance of rain, snow, freezing rain and sleet before 9 p.m. Christmas night, rain or freezing rain between 9 and 11 p.m. and rain after 11 p.m. Your Friday will be chilly with highs in the middle 20s. The calendar says it is winter and so does the forecast - just in time to bring fresh snow for Christmas.

by | December 24, 2016 | 00:53

Holmes' girlfriend told authorities that the boy's grandmother, Kim King-Macon, was following their auto too closely, according to a probable cause affidavit seen by Arkansas Online . Holmes was arrested by authorities Thursday night and charged with capital murder. Macon-King reportedly thought the man had fired into the air. According to the affidavit, the girlfriend told police that she was in the vehicle with Holmes when the fatal shooting occurred.

by | December 23, 2016 | 02:03

Sitting in the passenger seat, Polish lorry driver Lukasz Urban, whose truck was hijacked hours before the attack, is believed to have been alive during the new footage. Amri, 24, left Tunisia in 2010 after stealing a truck, a crime for which he was sentenced to prison time in absentia, Die Welt reported. He applied for asylum, but was rejected in July 2016.

by | December 23, 2016 | 01:57

The boys' teen sister told police that she found them Sunday morning crying and with markings on their bodies. The sister also stated that the mother was walking about the house saying that she had been "blessed with the worst kids ever", stating they were incredibly ungrateful.

by | December 22, 2016 | 00:52

The driver sped off after the traffic stop, and the trooper pursued the auto but lost the vehicle, the Highway Patrol said. The vehicle exited off the interstate at McDowell Creek Road. No injuries were reported, Wolf said, though there was some property damage at the crash scene. Townsend, of Blue Springs, Missouri, and Garcia, of Biloxi, were being held Wednesday at the Geary County Detention Center.

by | December 22, 2016 | 00:45

Instead of giving the student a ticket, Officer Folczyk took pity on him and helped him out. Before asking for his license and insurance, the officer asked the student for his tie, then loosely tied it around his own neck before handing it back.

by | December 21, 2016 | 01:59

The NFC East-leading Cowboys improved to 12-2 after defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-20 on Sunday Night Football. Much of the discussion after the fact has centered on whether Elliott's act was premeditated (both he and the Salvation Army say it was not) and if Zeke should have been fined for his actions.

by | December 19, 2016 | 02:01

The first-ever standalone "Star Wars" movie jumped off to a strong start earning $29 million in its Thursday night preview screenings , the largest of the year. With " Rogue One ", Disney is testing its ability to expand the " Star Wars " franchise beyond the trilogies created by George Lucas, following its $4 billion takeover of Lucasfilm Ltd.in 2012.

by | December 18, 2016 | 01:27

That generosity of spirit was celebrated on December 13 at the Salvation Army's Christmas Depot, with a luncheon and ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the completion of three annual drives - Joy Fund, Toys for Tots and Angel Tree. "It's a large amount of money to raise in a short period of time", Major Bob Webster said. Stephen Carroll said one factor inhibiting donations has been weather.

by | December 18, 2016 | 01:17

Vermont Veterans' Home is one of only two Vermont cemeteries that are included in the event, which takes place at over 1,000 locations across the United States. Individual wreaths were laid down at the cemetery to honor POW's and MIA's from each branch of the military. Donations came in for less than 2,500 wreaths but there are about 4,000 veterans that are buried here.

by | December 17, 2016 | 01:23

KCI ranks 27th out of 34 airports in the range. The 2016 study was is based on responses from more than 38,000 North American travelers who traveled through at least one domestic or worldwide airport with both departure and arrival experiences during the past three months.

by | December 17, 2016 | 01:22

During the declaration, vehicles parked or standing on a City street is prohibited. Vehicles not removed within two hours will be assessed a fee from that time until the vehicle is removed. Vehicles remaining on Emergency Snow Routes after midnight are subject to ticketing and towing. Check with your community for the details of what a snow emergency means.

by | December 17, 2016 | 01:02

We're trading Wind Chill Advisories for Winter Weather Advisories with snow and ice accumulation ahead. "The main lake snow band should weaken and drift further south between 9 and 11 p.m". High near 48. Southwest wind around 8 miles per hour becoming northwest in the afternoon. The advisory from the Pittsburgh area is in effect from 10 p.m.

by | December 15, 2016 | 01:22

The Block Island Wind Farm is meant to generate 30 megawatts of energy, the amount required to power every home on Block Island. Along with GE Renewable Energy, Deepwater Wind's supplier and construction partners include Gulf Island Fabrication, Fred.

by | December 15, 2016 | 01:13

According to their website, Toys For Tots was approved in 1995 by the Secretary of Defense as an official activity of the U.S. Marine Corps and has distributed over 512 million toys since its inception. The warehouse will temporarily be closing until this weekend so that they can restock on toys. "Sometimes the roads aren't so good. and the reindeer don't know the way, so we get the marines out we get their big trucks and we have a lot of fun doing it." said Claus.

by | December 14, 2016 | 07:42

I regret that I did it, a little bit". Video of Dylann Roof's confession to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about the shooting at the Emanuel AME church has been released. He was also unsure of the number of people shot, though he said he didn't intentionally shoot anyone in the head. "It's being racially aware, to view everything that happens through a racial lens.

by | December 11, 2016 | 01:24

Kiffin has had a major hand in the development of three different starting quarterbacks in his three seasons at Alabama, especially true freshman Jalen Hurts this season. Last season, defensive coordinator Kirby Smart accepted the Georgia head coaching job but remained with the team until after the national championship game.

by | December 10, 2016 | 05:09

However, it was much more serious. It turned out to ventricular brain hemorrhage and shortly before November 30 his family made the arduous decision to take him off life support. While Jessen may be gone, his memory will live on in the hearts of his loved ones and his faithful dog, Mollie. She also revealed that there was speculation that his frequent consumption of energy drinks may have contributed to his death.

by | December 10, 2016 | 05:07

Former US astronaut and the first American to orbit the Earth John Glenn has died aged 95. A Democrat, Glenn was Ohio's longest serving senator , serving just a bit more than 24 years until 1999. He is survived by his wife Annie, his two children, Lyn and Dave and two grandchildren. A total of 3,474 tons of paper were swept up after Glenn's ticker tape parade in NY in March of 1962 - more than any parade since the one marking the end of World War II.

by | December 09, 2016 | 15:55

Donald Trump is leading there-but if a mere thirty-seven members of the Electoral College were to switch their votes later this month- it would be chaos. Trump's request that Russian Federation hack Hillary Clinton's email during the campaign is one example of his unfitness. After the votes are cast here and in all the other states, the ballots will be sent to Vice President Joe Biden, who will read them to both houses of Congress on January 6, unless Congress changes the date.

by | December 08, 2016 | 08:15

Romine is expected to play, but Bonner remains out while undergoing concussion protocol. "You don't want to make excuses, " Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said Tuesday, "but it's not the most ideal situation". The Owls are a good team who finished 10-3 overall, but one of their losses came at the hands of the Army squad, who ran roughshod over the Owls for more than 300 yards in the season opener.

by | December 07, 2016 | 00:36

This is the higher elevations of the mountains Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. Parts of the USA state of Hawaii have received a winter weather warning, with nearly a metre of snow over the past few days. Yes, it's snowing in Hawaii, but don't rush to cancel your vacation if you're looking to escape colder weather. He noted that the name Mauna Kea means "white mountain", and said the peak can get snow five or six times in winter.

by | December 05, 2016 | 02:16

Trump's team and the Pennsylvania Republican Party have asked for the case to be dismissed. Although experts say there is virtually no chance of overturning the result, the demands could reignite debate over the legitimacy of Trump's election, already fueled by Clinton's lead in the popular vote which now stands at around 2.5 million.

by | December 05, 2016 | 02:06

The transition team on Thursday officially confirmed Trump had narrowed the list to four. Besides Romney, the secretary of state finalists whom Trump aides had previously identified were former NY mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, left, and Mitt Romney, right, have been among the leading contenders for secretary of state. "You mentioned a host of individuals who I remember on October 7 at 3:00 in the afternoon when the Billy Bush tapes were dropped and everybody was running for cover", said ...

by | December 05, 2016 | 01:58

The group of veterans, including members already gathered at the site, will also finish building a barracks and mess hall near where they constructed a headquarters at the Oceti Sakowin camp about 5 miles north of the small town of Cannon Ball.

by | December 01, 2016 | 00:04

Patriots 22, Jets 17: In East Rutherford, New Jersey, Tom Brady tied Peyton Manning for the most wins by a quarterback in National Football League history, getting his 200th by throwing a go-ahead 8-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Mitchell with 1:56 left.

by | December 01, 2016 | 00:02

Police said the show was canceled following the accident and show officials handed out fliers with an apology for the cancellation, according to the SF Gate. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from almost 50 different countries. The aerialist fell almost 100 feet to her death in front of an audience at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.