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Maryland Weekend Weather Forecast: Curl Up With a Good Book Inside

Friday's forecast calls for periods of drizzle mixed with a solid rain until noon then there is a 60 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon. Rain chan...


Justice Department threatens several 'sanctuary cities' with loss of grant money

The grant is "leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions", according to Justice Department officials, and can be used to help re...


Afghan officials: 100 casualties in Afghanistan attack

The facility in Balkh province is home to the Afghan army's 209th Corps. He said there were probably more than 50 Afghan casualties, but did not say how many of...


Lawmakers try to keep town halls from getting out of control

No signs bigger than a sheet of notebook paper allowed, so as not to obscure anyone's view. The audience booed. Coffman also said he would, in the future, suppo...


'Volleyball played' at North Korea nuclear site

But that test hasn't happened yet, though North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attempted to launch a missile Sunday that the Pentagon said blew up nearly immediately...


Texas Governor Greg Abbott Announces Support For "Bathroom Bill"

The state Chamber of Commerce also released a statement, asking for the Senate to pass the bill. Turner, who heads the House Democratic Caucus, notes that his...


Recovery 'just beginning' for US girl abducted by teacher, says lawyer

Whatley said that after meeting the teen for the first time, he was "taken aback at who she is". Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon E. Lopey tells the Associated Pre...


Justice Department Threatens New York, Other Sanctuary Cities, Over Immigration Enforcement

Kevin de Leon, leader of California's state Senate, rejected the administration's demand, saying its policies are based on "principles of white supremacy" and n...


Controversy in United States over Wrong Info on Aircraft Carriers Whereabouts

US Defence Secretary James Mattis said the USS Carl Vinson strike group is now proceeding to the Western Pacific. But we're going to redouble our efforts to...


Justice Department Threatens Sanctuary Cities In Immigration Fight

The Justice Department told the local government officials to share immigration information by June 30 on people who have been arrested - or lose federal money....


Texas Representatives debating school finance bill

The House bill was approved by the appropriations committee and has one more committee stop before reaching the house floor. Representatives from the Texas Home...


Representative Chaffetz isn't ruling out an early exit

I am confident I would continue to be re-elected by large margins. So why, then, is the Utah Congressman and House Oversight Committee Chairman contemplatin...


Gisele Bundchen bans hubby Tom Brady from Donald Trump's White House

Trump hosted the five-time champions on the South Lawn and declared that "no team has been good this long". Though numerous Super Bowl champions also skipp...


Justice Dept. warns sanctuary cities in immigration fight

On Friday, Nisha Agarwal, commissioner for the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs in NY, said the city was prepared to respond by the June 30 deadline. The Jus...


Arkansas Carries Out Execution, Despite Legal Challenges

Lee was put on death row for the 1993 murder of his neighbor Debra Reese, whom Lee struck 36 times with a tire tool her husband had given her for protection. Th...


Kansas Race For House Seat Has Surprise Competition

In the past, special election upsets were trembles of a big wave coming against the party in power. "Republicans in the era of Trump have a problem even with ...


No Bear Hunt Until At Least 2019

Prior to 2015, black bears had not yet recovered even as the state opened a trophy-hunting season on them. "Therefore, public opinion should be a factor in your...


Bernie Sanders Holds Rally in Grand Prairie

Sanders said Democrats need to represent all 50 states not just the East and West coasts and focus more on protecting the working class. So much for the "...


Trump says only role for US in Libya is defeating Islamic State

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker even responded with a joke he was ready to encourage USA independence movements if Trump failed to tone down h...


Trump says no 'rush' to get healthcare legislation done next week

The government was last forced to close in October 2013, when Republican Senator Ted Cruz and some of the most conservative House Republicans engineered a 17-da...


Neil Gorsuch begins his Supreme Court career with a barrage of questions

Circuit Court of Appeals, giving him considerable experience with oral arguments, albeit with a lower public profile and on panels that usually consisted of onl...


Democrats Blow Winning Elections Ossoff Handel 4/19/17

And what further damage will Donald Trump do to the Republican brand in the next two months? Ossoff, a former congressional staffer, entered the race as a lon...


Trump on Gorsuch: 'I Got It Done in the First 100 Days'

The speech was an indication that the conservatives who masterminded Gorsuch's nomination-mostly Heritage Foundation and Federalist Society men who have cast th...


Ann Coulter asked back to Berkeley after scrapped visit

While Berkeley College Republicans and Young America's Foundation support legal action, a third group that initially invited Coulter, Bridge USA, does not. Stil...


United bars employees from taking passengers' seats

United Airlines said it will no longer allow employees to take the seats of civilian passengers on full flights following an incident in which a man was forci...


Trump calls 100-day assessment "ridiculous"

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday about the "ridiculous standard" by which he will be judged on his accomplishments during his first 100 days in office. I...


Trump's choice Neil Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court judge

Gorsuch on Monday restores the Supreme Court to full strength for the first time in almost 14 months and sets the stage for further conservative victories that...


Gorsuch Full of Questions in First US Supreme Court Argument

Scalia was widely known for being an originalist - meaning that he believed in interpreting the constitution as the founders originally intended. "Wouldn't it...


Strident Trump targets Canadian trade on energy, lumber, dairy files

President pledged to make negotiations a priority. Schumer, D-N.Y., the Senate minority leader, said he and Trump struck a deal in a phone conversation Thursd...


Family of Kentucky man pulled from plane to hold press conference

The family of the Elizabethtown man seen being dragged from United Airlines Flight 3411 will hold a press conference Thursday. The officers' union contract pr...


Most voters want to see Trump's tax returns

Trump is also set to sign an executive order directing the treasury secretary to review significant tax regulations issued in 2016 to determine if any impose an...


Jason Chaffetz Won't Seek Re-Election, Utah Governor Run Rumors Persist

Chaffetz wrote that serving in Congress has been "an honor and a privilege that I have never taken for granted". In a statement on Facebook , Chaffetz note...


The 3 drugs Arkansas would use to execute death row inmates

The state has faced a series of legal setbacks in its plan to rush through the executions, which it said was necessary because its supply of one of the drugs us...


Germany: Borussia Dortmund bombing suspect arrested

A police officer accompanying the bus also suffered trauma from the blast. They allege that he had a financial motive for the attack and had speculated on Dor...


Arkansas overcomes legal hurdles, carries out execution

Kissel). The state originally scheduled an unprecedented eight executions within an 11-day window, but several are now tied up in the courts. Lee's death late T...