Chicago teachers launch one-day strike in call for funding

04 Apr, 2016

She is handing out protest signs Friday outside the school during a Chicago Teachers Union one-day walkout to call attention to education funding cuts. This year it has a $480 billion budget gap that Chicago officials hoped to plug with help from state lawmakers; absent that assistance, they have sought to save money with employee layoffs, borrowing and furlough days.


Sanders wins Hawaii; Clinton leads in delegates

03 Apr, 2016

There's little question that Sanders has tapped into a powerful force within the Democratic party. According to an Associated Press analysis, Sanders needs to win 67 per cent of the remaining delegates and uncommitted superdelegates through June to be able to clinch the Democratic nomination.


California snowpack to impact water conservation

03 Apr, 2016

The disparate conditions at state reservoirs underscore the need for improvements in California's water delivery system, said Maury Roos, chief hydrologist at the Department of Water Resources. This pattern change eroded the drought nearly completely in Washington and most of Oregon. "We have not broken the drought, although water levels are much better", Frazier said.


Bernie Sanders claims momentum over Hillary Clinton after 3 easy caucus wins

03 Apr, 2016

She is turning her focus to the April 19 contest in NY, seeking to win a large share of the delegates at stake and to avoid the blow of losing to Sanders in a state she represented in the Senate. The Vermont senator swept Saturday's three Democratic contests, winning the majority of the 172 pledged delegates in those states. And Sanders is casting himself as the most electable Democrat in the general election, an effort targeted at wooing superdelegates, the party insiders who play a big role ...


In Minneapolis, distrust flares after officers cleared

03 Apr, 2016

Bob Sicoli, Ringgenberg's attorney, declined to discuss the federal investigation. Clark was shot a few blocks from the station and people gathered at the site Wednesday evening at Plymouth Avenue North and James Avenue to march to the Hennepin County Government Center .


Trump reverses stance on punishing women for abortions

03 Apr, 2016

On Wednesday, Trump pulled back from his orginal position in a statement , saying that " the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman". "Yes, there has to be some form", Trump responded. "If you look at what's been going on this country since 2010, led by John Kasich , Ted Cruz they have had an agenda to 'punish women, ' to quote Trump", Laguenes said.


DC mayor bans city workers from travel to North Carolina

03 Apr, 2016

The rally drew around 100 pe... More than a hundred people came together Thursday night to pray and support the governor for what they say is a common sense law, but opponents point out there's more to House Bill 2 than just the impacts on the LGBT community.


Trump says meeting with RNC in Washington was 'terrific'

03 Apr, 2016

Cruz refused to commit to backing Trump , saying if he were the nominee it would hand the election to Clinton. Following is a guide to how the nomination process has evolved. Trump and his campaign have lately been fanning conspiracy theories about how the GOP will try to choose a presidential nominee in "secret" and override the will of the Republican voters who cast ballots for Trump .


Donald Trump offers new insight into foreign policy posture

03 Apr, 2016

That is what real friendship demands, especially in hard times", Sanders, who is also the only Jewish candidate and one whose views were shaped in part by his time living on an Israeli kibbutz , said. Another one is Walid Phares , a provost at a Washington "university" founded in 2013 whose claim to foreign policy expertise is that he worked for Fox News as an "analyst" and was linked to warlords in the Lebanese Civil War.


Florida Roundup: Miami Maj. Delrish Moss To Become Top Cop In Ferguson

02 Apr, 2016

Sources told CBS 4 News, Moss, who has been with the department for 32 years, got the job. A veteran Miami police officer with two decades of experience dealing with the media and community leaders will take over as Ferguson's police chief, hoping to help the St.


Tesla has 115000 reservations for new Model 3

02 Apr, 2016

But it should be noted that this announcement is conspicuously close to April 1st, a day well known by pranksters the world over. But Tesla's electric vehicles have never quite made an impact with the average auto buyer, mainly on account of the EVs' prohibitive price points.


Police recommend charge against girl at Trump rally

02 Apr, 2016

A 15-year-old is facing a disorderly conduct charges following as incident at a Donald Trump event, where she was pepper sprayed. Police are looking for a man who pepper-sprayed a 15-year-old girl as opponents and supporters of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump clashed outside a Wisconsin rally.


Broner insists 'no beef' between him and Mayweather

02 Apr, 2016

Broner declined to comment on the issue.Mayweather and Broner have traded barbs since last fall after Broner launched his own About Billions Promotions last summer.Theophane (39-6-1, 11 KOs), 35, of England, is based in Las Vegas and trains at Mayweather's gym and gives him credit for helping him in recent years.


Innovative Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid dies at 65

02 Apr, 2016

She was in a world of her own and she was extraordinary", commented leading architect Graham Morrison. The family's wealth and connections helped sustain her in the early days after founding her practice in 1980, and it was nearly certainly a familial quality of character-a willful independence, a reflexive forward-march attitude-that compelled her to keep going when her designs were declared unbuildable, to keep turning out her abstracted future-fantasies at a time when historically minded ...


Warm And Muggy Day, With Afternoon Storms Possible

02 Apr, 2016

Almost 9 million people in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas were in an enhanced area of risk Wednesday, putting them in the bull's-eye for some of the strongest storms, the national Storm Prediction Center reported. A storm system will approach on Friday and bring some batches of showers and thunderstorms. Highs on Sunday will not escape the upper 40s, but the damaging wind threat should subside by the afternoon .


Joop Bollen in court on charges linked to visa program

02 Apr, 2016

The charges center on SDRC Inc., which previously handled South Dakota's participation in the EB-5 visa program. Attorney General Marty Jackley said Thursday that Bollen turned himself in on an arrest warrant and has been freed on bond. South Dakota was one of the pioneers in EB-5 financing under Bollen and former Governor's Office of Economic Development secretary Richard Benda. In South Dakota, Bollen used the program to fund about a dozen projects starting in 2004.


Supreme Court deadlock upholds win for unions in fee case

02 Apr, 2016

She noted that labor unions have long fought for the "little guy", promoting such policies as the Affordable Care Act and California's newly announced plans for a $15 state minimum wage. "We also, as individuals, have the right to vote", said Andrew Arguniga, a non-union teacher. Public employee unions in OR and Washington can continue to collect mandatory dues from workers they represent as the result of a Supreme Court decision issued Tuesday.


Key Details in No Charges Against 2 Minneapolis Officers

01 Apr, 2016

Clark ignored warnings to take his hand off Officer Mark Ringgenberg's gun, leading Officer Mark Schwarze to shoot Clark as the officers feared for their lives, Freeman said . Clark had a blood alcohol level of 0.09 & THC in his system. 09 percent, just above the legal limit to drive in Minnesota. Freeman called the handcuff question a key issue in the case and went into particular detail.


Sanders wins Democrats Abroad global primary

01 Apr, 2016

In the end, Clinton's margin in Missouri was just over 1,500 votes, according to the most recent numbers released by the Missouri secretary of state's office. Kasich has 143 delegates, including the 66 he won last week in his home state. Clinton and Sanders face off next in Arizona, which holds its primary on Tuesday.


Kasich vows not to be 'neutral' in defending Israel

01 Apr, 2016

In his closing remarks he promised to "send a clear signal that there is no daylight between America and our most reliable ally, the state of Israel". He also set off a round of cheers at the beginning of the speech, when he said, "With President Obama in his final year" and added, "Yay!" Trump said establishment Republicans would be making a mistake if they persuade a high-profile party leader to launch a third-party run to deny him the White House, saying it would "almost certainly" ...


Republicans in race won't say they'll back nominee

01 Apr, 2016

Sanders leads front-runner Hillary Clinton, 49 percent to 45 percent. Trump in February led the race with 30 percent support among likely Wisconsin Republican voters. Cruz and Kasich don't really have a path to the nomination at this point. "Do you continue to pledge to support whoever the Republican nominee is?" "There has to be some form of punishment", Trump said in the town hall.


Average snowpack could prolong California water conservation

01 Apr, 2016

During the historic drought, now in its fifth year, Californians have been ordered to use at least 20% less water, according to the Associated Press . Officials at the State Water Resources Control Board have said they may relax or even set aside strict conservation requirements, depending on how much rain and snow has fallen.


Democrat Hillary Clinton raised $30.1 million in February

01 Apr, 2016

Bernie Sanders , I-Vt. speaks Sunday, March 20, 2016, at a campaign rally in Seattle. "He needs 80 percent of the votes to get it. That's not going to happen", Kasich said . Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). "If the contrast is now about what separates us from Donald Trump, then I think it's fine". Meanwhile, Obama is getting more involved in trying to bring closure and unity to the Democratic primary process.


Virginia police: 3 hurt in bus station shooting; suspect in custody

01 Apr, 2016

Richmond Police spokesman Koury Wilson said the shooting took place at the bus station and that police were still investigating. "I did not think they were gunshots, but then there were five, maybe 10 more after that, and I could see the muzzle flash through the tinted door".


Washington nuclear summit kicks off with N Korea in focus

31 Mar, 2016

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have arrived in Washington for the fourth Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). Although the USA and its allies still worry about North Korea, the White House believes the threat posed by Iran has subsided due to the nuclear deal, leaving extremist groups as a major concern.


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker endorses Ted Cruz

31 Mar, 2016

Even the bit about the size of Trump's manhood didn't go quite this far. Kasich adviser John Weaver told CNN that Romney urged Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe to contact the Kasich campaign, but Roe has yet to do so. Cruz had 465. Polls show Trump leading in NY ahead of its primary. Then Trump ruined all of that. Wisconsin has 42 delegates, with 18 going to the statewide victor and 24 divided up to the victor in each of the state's eight congressional districts.


Alaska volcano calming after eruption; alert downgraded

31 Mar, 2016

Alaska Airlines canceled 41 flights within the state Monday , and 28 more Tuesday . Flights traveling to Barrow, Bethel, Kotzebue, Nome and Deadhorse have been cancelled. The length of the eruption was a major factor in the size of the ash cloud, Schneider said. "It was quite abrupt", she said. Image via Alaska Volcano Observatory.


Risk of 2016 quake increases, especially in Oklahoma

31 Mar, 2016

For example, on that map the risk was low in Dallas; now, after a tenfold increase in risk, Petersen said it compares to places in California. Her comments followed the release of the first-ever report from the U.S. As of March, the central US has rumbled with 226 earthquakes registered as 3.0 or higher. Previous studies have shown a link between wastewater injection and the increased incidence of quakes in Oklahoma .


Netanyahu Hopes US Will Continue to Reject Palestinian State

31 Mar, 2016

She promised she would stand unwaveringly with Israel while accusing Mr. Trump of being an unreliable partner for one of America's closest allies. In the other side of the Presidential campaign, Trump avoided areas of disagreement with the pro-Israel crowd, after suggesting earlier Monday that Israel should repay the US for the foreign aid it has received-aid that AIPAC lobbies to maintain.


Reporter didn't want an apology

31 Mar, 2016

The day after the Florida primary, Scott endorsed Trump on his Facebook page. Former candidate Marco Rubio has asked party leaders in 21 states and territories not to release the 172 delegates he won before he quit, media outlets reported.



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