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Unemployment Rate Down in 119 Counties Over the previous year

The 5.0% rate in the month of November puts Chambers County towards the lower end of unemployed counties in the state. The unemployment rate in Chambers County has dropped to 5.0% in the month on November. Massachusetts' jobless rate for Novemb...

US Census Bureau: More people leaving IL than any other state

Utah was the fasting-growing state, with a 2 percent increase, and reached 3.1 million people. Illinois' population loss was nearly four times larger than West Virginia which came in second, with 9,951 people estimated to have left the state.

Mom who left son in freezing vehicle appeared under the influence

Authorities were able to piece her steps together to a Conoco store on the 600 block of East 120th Avenue where a manager showed police surveillance video. According to the affidavit, the National Weather Service recorded the regional temperature as ...

Canadian astronaut Hadfield salutes John Glenn

The last of America's first astronauts has left us, but propelled by their example we know that our future here on Earth compels us to keep reaching for the heavens. During the flight, Glenn uttered a phrase that he would repeat frequently througho...

President-elect Donald Trump to attend Army-Navy game

To top it off, Navy lost starting quarterback Will Worth and starting slotback Toneo Gulley in the game for the rest of the season due to foot injuries. If two teams are going to play in the biggest rivalry in sports, they should look good doing it...

California to weigh funding immigration lawyers

He continued, "whether you actively worked to oppose the next President, or stayed silent hoping he would go away, it is now up to all of us to preserve California and protect its people". Dubbed "due process for all" in a summary document obtained b...

Ex-CIA boss Petraeus leaked information for personal benefit, says Snowden

That would be a mistake. He is not, to be sure, the only qualified candidate. Donald Trump has yet to announce his pick, but is said to have widened the field of candidates. In short, Petraeus is far more than a narrow-minded military man. Petrae...

Deadly storms add to drought, flood and fires plaguing South

Alabama Power has reported that approximately 3,500 customers are without power as a result of the strong band of storms overnight. A total of five people have been killed after severe storms and at least two confirmed tornados passed through Ten...

House passes defense bill with biggest troop pay raise in years

The bill also stops the Army drawdown with an order to keep 476,000 soldiers in the Army. The massive bill put the Pentagon's base budget at $559.2 billion, while allowing it to take another $59.5 billion from a war fund named the Overseas Contin...

Washington in Hunt For College Football Playoffs Following Apple Cup

Washington's best football season in 16 years resulted in a record number of Huskies players voted first-team All-Pac-12, as announced by the conference Tuesday afternoon. Washington's John Ross ranks among the most dynamic big-play threats i...

Authorities won't use force to remove protesters

The Corps has ordered the protesters to leave federal land, but the Corps says it has no plans to forcibly remove anyone. But those who choose to stay do so at their own risk as emergency, fire, medical, and law enforcement response can not be adeq...

Harvard Professors Weigh in on Stein's Efforts to Recount Votes

MI was the final state to certify the presidential outcome. The charges come amid a recount of presidential votes in up to three battleground states, an effort joined by Hillary Clinton despite decidedly tamped-down expectations that the election...

Alt-Right Leader 'Disappointed' in Trump's Disavowal

Trump was asked about the conference on Tuesday during a wide-ranging, on-the-record conversation with the Times . Spencer told the Times he does not believe Trump should be considered alt-right. Trump has been accused of fanning the flames of...

Keep it Local with Small Business Saturday

Lisa Klenke, part owner of Calhoun's, said Saturday's event has gotten to be a bigger and bigger every year. "When you shop local, your dollar means twice as much", Bloom said. Next door, Red Beard's Outfitter, a new outdoor store, is getting ready...

No. 20 Baylor rallies to beat No. 10 Louisville in Bahamas

That was followed by Rose's putback, Enechionyia's lay-in, two made free throws by Alston, and consecutive 3s from Alston and Damion Moore. In the first half, the Bears had difficulty against Louisville's length, pressure and defensive prowess.

Obama Administration's Overtime Expansion Rule Blocked by Federal Judge in Texas

The regulation sought to shrink the so-called "white-collar exemption" and more than double the salary threshold under which employers must pay overtime to their workers. He warns that it's not clear what President elect Donald Trump will do on this ...

Education secretary urges states to end corporal punishment of students

Many schools in NY and across the country are developing new disciplinary measures that de-emphasize punishment and move away from practices that inflict harm on students. "These data and disparities shock the conscience", King wrote . In Minneapoli...

Twitter boss briefly suspended from his own network

Attempts to visit Dorsey's account around 6 p.m. yielded a standard message indicating his account had been suspended. On Wednesday morning that number was at 1.67 million. We have reached out to Twitter for comment. One of twitters largest social me...

Gold Star family of slain California soldier booed on flight

Stewart Perry says his family was booed bringing their son home from Afghanistan. Several passengers in first class began to boo and complain, Perry told the Stockton paper. Perry said they weren't able to thank that pilot because of the rush, but ...

Delhi Air Pollution Shuts Down Schools for Three Days

Why couldn't you deploy helicopters for sprinkling water to improve air quality? PM2.5 levels between 301 and 500 are classified as "hazardous" in which everyone faces the risk of respiratory effects; those above 500 are beyond the official index, ...

Area under freeze warning this weekend

You'll need a coat as you head out Sunday morning as well. Highs in the upper 60s on Monday with sunny skies. Temperatures will fall below 32 degrees overnight tonight across the entire area. On average, the first freeze of the season for Oklahoma...

Trump's lobbyist ban complicates administration hiring

Throughout the campaign, the president-elect vowed to "drain the swamp" of Washington , partly by decreasing the role of lobbyists and "special interests" in policymaking. Some of the alleged internal fights have been attributed to Trump's son-in-la...

Wichita police investigating fatal shooting, missing infant

They have now identified the mother, Laura Abarca-Nogueda. Abarca's father called the authorities when he returned home from work and found his 27-year-old girlfriend had been shot. Police believe the child may be headed toward Kansas City. She was...

Melania Trump, Michelle Obama sit down for tea in the White House

Neither man has addressed post-election protests in several major cities, including NY and Washington, where demonstrators have criticized Trump's inflammatory rhetoric about African-Americans, Latinos, women, and Muslims. The view, Trump said, was "...

Republicans rally behind Ryan, start to forge legislative plans for Trump agenda

But for now, Ryan appears to have secured enough Republican support to quell calls for his ouster, according to those monitoring the closed meeting. "I haven't heard from him what he wants to change - what's going to be different the next two years...

Deputy responding to call about suspicious person killed

Authorities are now conducting a man hunt for Machado. Christianson said Wallace, a 20-year veteran, was investigating a suspicious vehicle at a park east of Modesto, in California's Central Valley, at 8:24 a.m. The deputy killed on Sunday would be...

Voters Cast Midnight Ballots in New Hampshire

Clinton registered her first "win" in the 2016 elections by four votes to two against her Republican rival Donald Trump soon after midnight in the remote northeastern part of the US. Hart's Location was the first town to begin the tradition of ear...

Judge sets schedule for Trump University trial

But there is also a lawsuit against Trump University pending in NY, lodged by the state's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman. Curiel said it would be wise if the two sides settled the case and Petrocelli said he was open to the help of another f...

Michigan DNR offers tips to deer hunters with season near

According to the Department of Natural Resources, more than 68,000 deer were registered after the first weekend. DNR officials predict the total harvest this year will range from 165,000 to 185,000 deer. Hunters will be able to go out on two Sun...

FYI: Veteran's Day Parade Downtown on November 11

Other sponsors are American Legion Post 115, Disabled American Veterans, VFW Post 1448 and Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Post 1 and Auxiliary, Marine Corps League SW Det. He was an Army signal analyst for military intelligence who served in Afgha...

Donald Trump's Victory Sets Off Protests On Both Coasts

Up to 100 people gathered in downtown Oakland , Calif., to protest the presidential election result, KTVU reported . One woman, however, was critically injured after being intentionally struck by a passing motorist during a protest in Berkeley.

Please change your mind, Don urges Hillary's early voters

Trump's daughters, Ivanka and Tiffany, as well as his daughter-in-law Laura, will continue to campaign throughout the week in several of the swing states including Michigan, Ohio, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. And on Wednesday morning, she stop...

Obama's final push: Whirlwind 3-state tour for Clinton

But Trump claimed just hours later that Obama had yelled at the man."Didn't just make it up, but said the exact opposite of what had happened, with impunity", he said. She headed to Grand Valley State University in Allendale, outside Grand Rapids, wh...

National Enquirer Shielded Donald Trump From Playboy Model's Affair Allegation

The company refuted that it bought the story for $150,000, instead claiming it purchased it in exchange for McDougal being given her own two years' worth of fitness columns and magazine covers. She and American Media Inc. - the Enquirer's parent ...

Democrats say Donald Trump, Republicans are intimidating voters in 4 states

Arguments in the case will be heard by U.S. District Judge James Gwin. Meanwhile, Trump's supposed problem with Republicans isn't showing up in the polls , either. A poll from Politico and Morning Consult had similar results. I assert that our vot...

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Philippine troops battle IS-linked gunmen in southern city

The Independent in the United Kingdom, meanwhile, is reporting that Maute is the military group that's tied to ISIS, and they're storming the city to take over from the governme...

Tornado watch issued for area

The Newberry County Sheriff's Office said a possible tornado passed near Prosperity Wednesday afternoon. Lightning, hail, tornadoes, heavy rainfall during thunderstorms are all p...

Cops: Florida man kills neo-Nazi roommates over Islam disrespect

Arthurs reportedly told police his roommates " disrespected his Muslim faith ", and said he "had become angered by what he described as the world's anti-Muslim sentiment and wanted...

U.S. extends 'temporary protected status' to Haitians until January

The Department of Homeland Security uses temporary protected status to keep people from getting deported to risky situations such as a civil war or environmental disaster. Lat...

Hillary Clinton Practiced Resisting Trump Hugs During Debate Prep

Clinton and the aide portraying Trump walk to the middle of the mock-stage, and Clinton extends her hand. An aide to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton posted a video on Twit...

Dayton signs Real ID bill, averting travel woes for 2018

Daudt says Dayton's stance on spending is "out of touch with where Minnesotans are at on these issues and we're gonna keep fighting for tax relief and for money for roads and bridg...

Three NM Planned Parenthood clinics to close this year

Governor Terry Branstad, who looks set to become US ambassador to China, signed a $1.7 billion health and human services appropriations bill on Friday. "14,676. That's the num...

Health Care repeal passes US House

Chief among them: a guarantee of paying the same amount for coverage regardless of health history. The CBO's analysis of the original GOP bill concluded that version of the leg...

Penn State head calls student's death sickening

Ten of the fraternity members, including those facing the most serious charges, were arraigned on Friday and each released on $100,000 unsecured bail. The brothers' GroupMe convers...

Wisconsin-based atheist group sues Trump over church order

The order also offers unspecified "regulatory relief" to groups - such as the Little Sisters of the Poor - that faced fines and other repercussions for defying an Obamacare manda...

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George Washington picnicked here: 600-year old tree to fall

George Washington picnicked here: 600-year old tree to fall

But despite six centuries of staying power, the tree was declared dead past year , the apparent victim, the New York Times has said , of old age and some volatile weather. The tr...

Trump slams 'ridiculous' court ruling on immigration

Trump tweeted: "First the Ninth Circuit rules against the ban & now it hits again on sanctuary cities-both ridiculous rulings ". "They used to call this 'judge shopping!' Mes...

Russian hackers reportedly target Emmanuel Macron's campaign in French election

Russia-linked hackers targeted the French presidential campaign of front-runner Emmanuel Macron, according to an anti-virus firm. Mahjoubi said the attempts to penetrate the Macr...

Sasse to New Agriculture Secretary: "Be a Champion for Free Trade"

The U.S. Senate confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Purdue as the Secretary of Agriculture on Monday, much to the approval of Nebraska's congressional delegation. The current m...

White House Refuses to Release Visitor Logs

Press Secretary Sean Spicer is defending the White House's decision not to disclose visitor logs. The changes have drawn intense criticism from government ethics advocates across t...