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Police officer, 3 others dead in shooting spree

Everest Metro Police Chief Wally Sparks said the slain officer was from his department. He also said residents were evacuated from one of the crime scenes, and ...


High court nominee Gorsuch: I'll be unbiased or 'hang up the robe'

Gorsuch reiterated that he sees Roe v. Wade as precedent. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned President Donald Trump that if he started waterboarding people, he "ma...


'Matter of time' before ISIS leader Baghdadi killed, says Tillerson

As has been the case in the past, Tillerson's comments did not offer much in the way of details on how the United States intends to make this happen, though he ...


IL lawmakers propose legalizing recreational marijuana

A $50 per ounce sales tax would be placed on wholesale purchases, and retail sales would be taxed at 6.25 percent, the current sales tax for IL. In the eight st...


Neil Gorsuch Used the Word 'Bigly' at His Confirmation Hearing

Gorsuch was asked by - and we can't stress this enough - sitting U.S. Senator Jeff Flake during an official confirmation hearing. Gorsuch joined the dissent ...


Former New Hampshire day care employee charged with assaulting infants

The learning center has been cooperative with the investigation, according to police. The center said in a statement it learned of the allegations on March ...


Hatch questions Gorsuch about religious freedom in Supreme Court confirmation hearing

This invocation and derision of Lemon is especially notable given Gorsuch's general reluctance to answer questions about previous Supreme Court decisions. Pre...


LeBron James Takes Shot at National Basketball Association for Criticizing Rest Days

Part of the league's concern with teams resting players, particularly for nationally televised games is that there is a lot of money involved with TV rights, ti...


White House says underfire Trump campaign chair had very limited role

Trump met with 18 Republican House members at the White House yesterday, including some in the House Freedom Caucus who have opposed the Republican plan to repl...


Oddsmakers: Arizona Wildcats among favorites to win national championship

Xavier has never played in the Final Four. That's because the seventh-seeded Michigan Wolverines (26-11) are listed as 1.5-point favorites against the third-s...


Gorsuch 'bigly' moment inspires laughs at hearing

But Gorsuch said the driver wasn't refusing to drive. Coons pressed Gorsuch repeatedly on the strength of precedents like the Obergefell ruling, or the 40-yea...


Cutting Through The Trump vs. Meals On Wheels Hysteria

Health and Human Services officials are in charge of overseeing programs funded through the Older Americans Act , a 1965 law that is the primary funding sour...


GOP health bill on the brink hours from House showdown vote

President Donald Trump and House leaders revved up pressure Wednesday on balky conservatives and other Republican lawmakers as crunch time approaches on the par...


Spicer Distances Trump Campaign 'Hangers-on' Regarding Russia's Election Interference

Trump brought on Manafort last spring to manage his delegate operation going into a potentially contested Republican National Convention. Paul Manafort, Presi...


Last-ditch effort mounted to pass health bill

If at this point tomorrow you don't have the necessary votes, should Ryan pull the bill from the floor? The bill, now in the House Rules Committee, could see ...


Sean Spicer addresses Maryland school rape case in Whitehouse Briefing

Rockville High School received two bomb threats Wednesday, just short of a week after police announced a 14-year-old girl was reportedly raped in the bathroom o...


In unanimous decision, Supreme Court raises bar for special education

Dems punch back in fight over CEO pay rule Gorsuch refuses Whitehouse's request to ask shadowy backers to reveal themselves Dem senator: Gorsuch must be "inde...


President met with support and protest in Louisville

McConnell received some boos from his home state crowd. Organizers with Indivisible Kentucky said they are uniting several groups to ensure that their voices ...


85000 remain without power following Wednesday's storms

The company didn't say when power is expected to be restored to those customers but is planning a press conference to discuss the storm response further at 10 a...


High School Boy Sues To Prevent Transgender Student From Sharing Locker Room

In October, the plaintiff, identified as Joel Doe , was changing into gym clothes in the boys' locker room when he saw a student, wearing shorts and a bra, who...


Pa. House advances bill to shield officer names after police shootings

A bill to prevent the immediate release of the names of police officers involved in shootings has passed the state House - again. Under the bill, a judge coul...


Trump judge is reluctant to toughen abortion law

Flake has always been a defender of the filibuster, which requires a 60-vote threshold as opposed to a simple-majority vote, as a way of protecting the minority...


Gorsuch steers around sharp questions at hearing Day 3

As Tuesday's questioning wore on, senators and Gorsuch engaged in a routine well-established in recent confirmation hearings. The website includes a search op...


Neil Gorsuch Is Not Another Scalia. He's the Next John Roberts

He stopped short of chastising Trump by name for the president's criticisms of judges who ruled against him. In response, Gorsuch said it's "silly" to thi...


Trevor Noah stands up for Tomi Lahren after her suspension

The conservative commentator made headlines on Monday when she was temporarily suspended from her nightly talk show on Glenn Beck's the Blaze after she reve...


Senate last rejected Supreme Court nominee 30 years ago

Senator Graham then remarked, "I just want to associate myself with what you said about what President Trump said - that I thought it was really out of boun...


Gorsuch: Supreme Court not going back to 'horse and buggy days'

Gorsuch, 49, now serves on the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. For the second time in as many days, Gorsuch reiterated a point lawmakers prev...


Gorsuch: I Accept Roe v. Wade as 'the Law of the Land'

He is always "shocked" that women are still asked that question, the nominee said . "Here's a case for you". Gorsuch said he would not speculate on whether T...


Arkansas governor expands where concealed weapons are allowed

The locations affected by the law include college campuses, churches, athletic events, and government buildings. The measure goes into effect September 1. Not...


GOP scrambles for votes on eve of vote on health-care bill

Jones said Trump's message was, "It's an important vote". But stocks fell back on Tuesday as investors anxious that a rough ride for the healthcare legislation ...


NEW INFORMATION: Four people dead after shooting in Rothschild

Wausau police Wednesday rushed to a scene on the south metro area on reports of gunshots and an officer down. When officers arrived, they found two people who ...


Michael Porter Jr. to ask Washington for release from commitment

Porter Jr.'s brother, ESPN 60 junior Jontay Porter, decommitted from Washington last week. The main school that has been tossed around in the last week is M...


Dead Baby Found In Reservoir

Detectives from Western District Major Crime (WDMC) responded to the scene and will assume the investigation. The medical examiner's office is planning an autop...


Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin Signs Anti-LGBTQ SB 17 Into Law

But even that limited debate made clear that charters will be able to skim easier-to-teach students from existing schools, leaving students who are most at risk...


Teen's cheesy "promposal" to girl with Down syndrome goes viral

The high school senior's invitation to his prom date, Carlie, has been all the rage, and it's not as cheesy as you might immediately think. From the time of day...