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Donald Trump: Puerto Rico debt crisis to fault for hurricane 'trouble'

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:10:12 -0400

President Trump said Monday night that Puerto Rico is in "deep trouble" because Hurricane Maria inflicted massive damage on an island already struggling with debt and weak infrastructure.

In a series of tweets, Mr. Trump said "much of the island was destroyed" by Maria, but added that Puerto Rico's billions ...

Warren Sapp wants to bring awareness to brain injuries in football

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:19:12 -0400

A few months ago, NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp left his home in Florida to drive to the office of a close friend for lunch — a trip he'd made a thousand times. But this time, he pulled the car over to the side of the road, unable to ...

Ryan Zinke 30% of Interior employees not loyal to Trump

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:11:03 -0400

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday that nearly one-third of employees at his department are not loyal to him and President Donald Trump, adding that he is working to change the department's regulatory culture to be more business friendly.

Zinke, a former Navy SEAL, said he knew when he took ...

Dems say hurricanes should force delay in DACA phaseout

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:13:00 -0400

The recent battering of hurricanes has left such a mess that the Trump administration should delay its phaseout of the Obama-era deportation amnesty for Dreamers, or DACA, policy, top Democrats said Monday.

While the storms have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico hard, the Democrats called for a nationwide extension, ...

White House says Trump standing up for flag, not targeting athletes

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:37:25 -0400

President Trump and his aides said Monday that he is motivated by respect for the country, not by racism, when he criticizes professional athletes for protesting the national anthem as a furor raged for a fourth straight day in the sports world, in Congress and in the media over his ...

Appeals court revives Texas anti-sanctuary city law

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:32:00 -0400

A federal appeals court revived Texas' law against sanctuary cities on Monday, allowing key parts to take effect — including requiring localities to hold on to illegal immigrants for pickup by deportation officers.

While saying Texas' law, known as SB4, was inartfully drawn, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

Planned Parenthood panned for 'Do No Harm' campaign

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:14:34 -0400

Pro-lifers needled Planned Parenthood on Monday in response to the abortion giant's use of the phrase "Do No Harm" to rally opposition against the Republican health care bill.

Clarence Thomas gets spot in Smithsonian African-American history museum

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:56:00 -0400

Just in time to celebrate its first anniversary, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture has included a display featuring Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative stalwarts.

Justice Thomas appears in an exhibit that was installed Sunday, a Smithsonian spokeswoman said Monday. The ...

University of Missouri enrollment hits new low

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:41:40 -0400

Enrollment at the University of Missouri continues to crater in the wake of the November 2015 race protests, with this year's incoming class down 33 percent from the one two years ago.

Official figures released by the school Wednesday put the freshman class at 4,134 ― up from ...

Violent crime, homicides in U.S. on rise: FBI

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:58:00 -0400

Violent crime rose by 4.1 percent and homicides by 8.6 percent in 2016, according to FBI crime data released Monday, marking a second straight year of increases.

While the violent crime rate is still low by historic standards, the Justice Department said the 2016 increase was the largest in 25 ...

Emanuel Kidega Samson, Tennessee church shooting suspect from Sudan, charged with murder

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:26:29 -0400

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Witnesses and police described a chaotic scene as a masked attacker armed with two guns shot seven people, killing one, in a Tennessee church before he was subdued.

Burnette Chapel Church of Christ member Minerva Rosa said members were talking about the success of their yard ...

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:28:52 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton's campaign for the White House in the closing days of the race and may have cost her the presidency.

Weiner, 53, ...

North Carolina church used unemployment scam to boost funds, ex-members say

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:02:58 -0400

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — When Randy Fields' construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce the amount of money he was required to tithe every week.

To his shock, Fields said church founder Jane Whaley ...

Milo Yiannopoulos Berkeley speech cut short over antifa fears

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:29:55 -0400

A large protest crowd and 11 arrests failed to stop conservative bad boy Milo Yiannopoulos from finally speaking at the University of California Berkeley, but it would be hard to describe his brief appearance Sunday as a win for anyone but antifa.

The university spent $800,000 on additional security for ...

Graham-Cassidy to get Senate vote despite Republican defections

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:13:06 -0400

The White House and Senate Republicans vowed Sunday to press forward with Republicans' latest Obamacare repeal effort with a vote this week, hoping to head off another disastrous floor failure even as opposition mounts.

At least three Republican senators have said they aren't voting for the bill as is, and ...

Donald Trump urges NFL boycott over national anthem protest

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:16:06 -0400

President Trump on Sunday suggested fans boycott the National Football League until owners punish players who kneel in protest during the pregame national anthem, fueling and expanding a controversy that has raged since last season.

The president raised the hot-button issue during a Friday night rally in Alabama, saying NFL ...

Emanuel Samson Identified as Tennessee church shooter

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:50:34 -0400

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police have released the identity of a suspect in a Tennessee church shooting.

Metropolitan Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron identified the suspect as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson of Murfreesboro.

Aaron says Samson has been discharged from Vanderbilt University Hospital and charging warrants are being obtained.

Aaron says ...

Burnette Chapel Church shooting leaves 1 dead in Tennessee

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:35:57 -0400

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A masked gunman invaded a Tennessee church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said.

An usher confronted the shooter, who apparently shot himself accidentally in the struggle, authorities ...

Donald Trump's job approval ratings rise with hurricane response, bipartisanship

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:25:06 -0400

President Trump's job approval numbers have been on the upswing in recent weeks, climbing above 40 percent in most polls since he struck a deal with Capitol Hill Democrats to raise the debt limit and rush emergency funds to hurricane victims.

The president's handling of hurricane responses boosted his ratings, ...

NASCAR draws line on protesting during national anthem

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:20:17 -0400

NEW YORK — It appeared no drivers, crew or other team members participated in a protest during the national anthem to start the NASCAR Cup series race Sunday in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Several team owners and executives had said they wouldn't want anyone in their organizations to protest.

Richard Childress, ...