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Sessions' predecessor slams sentencing policy

Sessions' predecessor slams sentencing policy

A Judiciary Committee spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the new administration policy or the status of the sentencing overhaul effort. The move swiftly drew outrage from progressives. The AG said his maneuver is simply an attempt to return to a DOJ policy mandated by Congress. "In the name of helping communities, this policy destroyed many of them, including the families that live there". Read More

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Trump Told Russians Firing 'Nut Job' Comey Relieved Pressure on Him

Trump said the next day, according to a document summarizing the meeting shared with the Times by a USA government official. On the same day The Washington Post reported that a current senior White House adviser described as a "significant person of interest" is under scrutiny as part of the probe investigating possible co-ordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Read More

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Sunny Breaks Warm Up Temps, But Rain Will Return

Sunny Breaks Warm Up Temps, But Rain Will Return

Tuesday - A 40 percent chance of showers. The rain is back in the metro-east as Tuesday brings mostly cloudy skies, a high near 73 degrees and a 50 percent chance of rain this afternoon . Winds W at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Saturday: Mostly sunny; high of 78. By afternoon, the sun may come out with highs rising into the 70s yet again. Read More

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Coast Guard searching for plane that vanished near Bahamas

Monday, and was headed for Titusville, Florida. Missing are Jennifer Blumin, from New York, Nathan Ulrich, from New York, and Blumin's 4-year-old and 10-year-old sons. "There's no indication of significant adverse weather at the time", Lt. Cmdr. The plane, which took from Puerto Rico, was last detected Monday traveling near the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas at around 24,000 feet, according to The New York Post. Read More

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Jason Bateman Signs on for 'Arrested Development' Season 5

Jason Bateman Signs on for 'Arrested Development' Season 5

An Emmy victor for best comedy series in 2004, Arrested Development originally ran on Fox from 2003-2006. Season four of the show came out in May of 2013, and consisted of 15 Netflix-produced episodes. At the very least, we know Jeffrey Tambor is available, because he sure as hell isn't here for this Hellboy reboot nonsense . So, just how " arrested " is the pending Season 5 production of Arrested Development? Normally, "very probable" and "officially" don't go in the same ... Read More

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Don't let America down on health care, Trump tells Senate Republicans

Another target is Rep. Dave Brat of Virginia, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, the group of conservative Republicans whose objections to an earlier version of the bill helped scuttle a House vote scheduled for late March. It would allow states to seek waivers allowing them to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. The Vermont Medical Society (VMS) opposes yesterday's passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the United States House of Representatives. Read More

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Wisconsin-based atheist group sues Trump over church order

Wisconsin-based atheist group sues Trump over church order

A Wisconsin-based atheist group is asking a federal judge to strike down President Donald Trump's latest executive order, which is created to protect religious freedoms. including during the upcoming 2018 elections, unlike secular non-profits, including FFRF", the lawsuit states. But based on the order's language and Trump's own statements, like his claim to evangelical leaders that repealing the Johnson Amendment will be his "greatest contribution to Christianity", the suit argues the ... Read More

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EVM motherboards can be changed in 90 seconds: Arvind Kejriwal

Sisodia said the issue of tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) can not be brushed aside by merely terming it a technical snag. Giving an example of a municipal ward in Chattarpur area where Aam Aadmi Party candidate lost by two votes, Sisodia said there was a difference in the number of polled votes as per the data shared by the Election Commission and the data from the EVM machines. Read More

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Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 7

Authorities say they don't know the motive behind the shootings. "Look at the faces on the news". All of the killings were random except for the first one, Williams said. Police said they expect to pay out the $75,000 reward posted for information leading to an arrest. Experts said some of the circumstances surrounding the case are unusual, including Saucedo's young age. Read More

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Atheist group sues Trump over 'religious liberty' executive order

Atheist group sues Trump over 'religious liberty' executive order

And three, the order provides "regulator relief for religious objectors to ObamaCare's burdensome preventative services mandate, a position supported by the Supreme Court's decision in Hobby Lobby". "We embrace it. America has a rich tradition of social change beginning in our pews and our pulpits", he said. It is a wall between 501 (c)(3) organizations and the way Americans shape government. Read More

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Trump signs two executive orders on trade

Trump planned to sign an executive order directing the Commerce Department and the US trade representative to conduct a study of USA trade agreements. "You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in!" As Trump continued to deride the media, a protestor brandishing a Russian flag and shouting "Trump's a traitor" was ejected from the arena by local authorities. Read More

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Missing Chicago girl, 1, found dead in "squatter" home

The Will County Sheriff's Office said it was Gordon's attorney that helped authorities get consent to search the home at on Louis Road around 11 p.m. Wednesday, before investigators found the body of the girl an hour later. No one was in custody Thursday morning, and Ackerson said Semaj's two brothers were still with their mother, but they were being kept out of the home. Read More

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'Better you than me,' Trump tells record-breaking astronaut

The International Space Station's commander spoke to the U.S. leader as she surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes to clock the most accumulated time spent in space by an American. Whitson , who has a doctorate in biochemistry, is no stranger to breaking records. During the current mission, Expedition 51, Whitson and the other crew members aboard the ISS are conducting about 250 science experiments. Read More

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Earnhardt Jr.: 'Out On My Own Terms'

Earnhardt Jr.: 'Out On My Own Terms'

Hendrick Motorsports said in a news release that Earnhardt and his team owner first met to discuss the driver's decision on March 29. The next time the series raced at Daytona, Earnhardt Jr. But the charismatic son of one of NASCAR's most revered drivers said he plans to stay involved somehow with the sport, and expressed optimism about its future. Read More

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Annual unemployment rates fell in 86 Ky. counties in 2016

Annual unemployment rates fell in 86 Ky. counties in 2016

The rate also was 0.4 percent lower than estimates from March of previous year. The number of unemployed across the Valley went up from 17,500 in March 2016 to 21,000 while the number of employed dropped from 228,400 to 225,600. Employment in information was unchanged. Employment in goods-producing industries, at 923,300, increased 1,300 over the month in construction (+1,000), mining and logging (+200), and manufacturing (+100). Read More

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Donald Trump summons entire Senate to White House briefing on North Korea

Press reports on Tuesday said a US guided-missile submarine has arrived in South Korea, as diplomats from the United States, Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo Tuesday to discuss the growing threat from the north. Washington is concerned that Pyongyang may develop the ability to place a nuclear bomb on a missile capable of reaching the US. "And if China and North Korea both believe that President Trump will never allow that to happen, then you have a chance to peacefully solve this", he said. Read More

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NASCAR race at Bristol postponed to Monday

NASCAR race at Bristol postponed to Monday

The speed chart Friday indicated JGR may be on the right track. Daniel Suarez capped off a strong day for Joe Gibbs Racing with a third-place finish. I always race really well here. He'll certainly have competition. Chase Elliott will go from the outside of the front row with Martin Truex Jr, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano rounding out the top-five starters. Read More

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Second Detroit Doctor Charged With Performing FGM

Second Detroit Doctor Charged With Performing FGM

The Attars, who are in their 50s, were arrested Friday morning and are scheduled to appear in federal court in Detroit later in the day. Fakhruddin Attar told federal agents that Nagarwala sees minor girls five to six times a year "for problems with their genitals, including treatment of genital rashes", and that she does not charge for her procedures. Read More

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Michigan State player charged with criminal sexual conduct

Michigan State player charged with criminal sexual conduct

A university spokesman told the Detroit Free Press that Robertson, a sophomore who played in seven games last season, remains a student. Dantonio said Robertson had an "extensive educational process" following the incident and on arrival at Michigan State, involving "daily supervised sessions within the football program and regular meetings with university staff addressing appropriate behavior and developmental growth". Read More

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