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National Air Force: Pilot safe after F-16 crashes in Maryland
Author: 0 Air Force: Pilot safe after F-16 crashes in Maryland

Homes in the immediate area are being evacuated and families are sheltering at Clinton Grove Elementary School. Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George's County Fire Department in Maryland, confirmed Wednesday that the pilot had parachuted out of the vehicle.PGFD investigating aircraft down in area of Piscataway and Steed Road.

National Woman with webbed toes claiming to be mermaid found wandering California road
Author: 0 Woman with webbed toes claiming to be mermaid found wandering California road

She has claimed to be a mermaid named "Joanna". Police officers in California are trying to identify a woman with webbed-toes who claims to be a mermaid. Tuesday. "She is a nice, quiet, police girl that comes to Starbucks every once in awhile", one user wrote. Fresno Police posted an image of the woman, who they're now chalking up as a "Jane Doe", on their Facebook page in an effort to find out her identity, noting that she is approximately 5'4 and 140 pounds.

National New York State Budget Deal Remains Elusive
Author: 0 New York State Budget Deal Remains Elusive

An emergency extender will keep state-funded institutions and services running by keeping the state's cash flows at the levels they've been at for the past year. Rather, it requires Albany to manage its Medicaid program the way every other state in the nation does, and to stop passing costs in the form of unfunded mandates onto already struggling county governments.

National Cosby can't send out special jury questionnaires
Author: 0 Cosby can't send out special jury questionnaires

He insisted the jurors' names will not be made public. The jurors will be sequestered throughout the trial, which is being held almost 300 miles away in Norristown, during a period that for many families includes graduations, weddings and end-of-school-year events.

National Judge Keeps Kentucky's Only Abortion Clinic Open For Now
Author: 0 Judge Keeps Kentucky's Only Abortion Clinic Open For Now

U.S. District Court Judge Greg Stivers of the Western District of Kentucky issued a temporary restraining order last Friday preventing EMW Women's Surgical Center of Louisville from closing. They also allege that the state's actions are in retaliation to their challenge to the state's new ultrasound abortion requirement, which is pending in federal court.

National NCAA: North Carolina can host events after law change
Author: 0 NCAA: North Carolina can host events after law change

Meanwhile, several companies, including PayPal , scrapped plans to invest in the state, while many celebrities canceled concerts or other appearances. Roy Cooper after negotiations with Republican leaders. The new law makes clear that only state legislators - not local government or school officials - can make rules for public restrooms from now on, and its kicks this ball down the road, prohibiting any local governments from enacting workplace protections for gay or transgender people ...

National Excessive force continues at Rikers Island
Author: 0 Excessive force continues at Rikers Island

On Sunday, Public Advocate Letitia James said during a press conference that if plans to shutter Rikers Island do in fact go through, the prison should be renamed in honor of Kalief Browder . Currently, Rikers Island has the capacity to house as many as 15,000 inmates in 10 different prisons, according to the city's Department of Corrections.

National April marks Child Abuse Prevention month
Author: 0 April marks Child Abuse Prevention month

Ellis said the project is also to highlight and honor the kids that have been through the program. Any one of us can be part of a child's safety net and family's support system, be it through foster care, volunteering at the schools, or cleaning up a playground.

Author: 0 Storms take aim at Alabama after killing 2 in Louisiana

An apparent tornado touched down in the rural community of Breaux Bridge, about 50 miles (80 km) west of Baton Rouge, St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Maj. Still, the forecasted high winds could do just as much damage as a tornado, Lowndes County officials said Monday afternoon. A toddler and her mother were killed in Louisiana overnight when their mobile home was demolished by a tornado, part of a risky weather system that slammed the U.S.

National Indian sailors on small boat hijacked off Somali coast
Author: 0 Indian sailors on small boat hijacked off Somali coast

The seas around the Gulf of Aden and the Western Arabian Sea are notorious for being targeted by the Somali pirates till about three years ago. As reported by Times Now , strict orders have been ordered to be taken against the hijackers and rescue the Indians clogged in the ship.

National Severe weather threat upgraded
Author: 0 Severe weather threat upgraded

Witnesses told KLFY-TV that the father was at the store when the storm hit and returned home to find the bodies amid the splintered debris. At least two people were killed Sunday when a possible tornado roared through the Louisiana town of Breaux Bridge, authorities said.

Author: 0 Trump talks up orders on trade, but neglects to sign them

Those countries, including China with a $347 billion trade deficit , combined for an $803 billion trade deficit with the US previous year. Asked about the US goal for the meeting, Spicer said this will be an opportunity for Trump "to develop a relationship in person with President Xi".

Author: 0 Hotel carbon monoxide leak kills child, sickens others

The children affected were ages 12 to 14. Seven others were taken to Memorial South Bend Hospital in Indiana, Lakeland spokeswoman Jessica Hines said. The Environmental Protection Agency advises that a person should not remain in a room for more than an hour if the carbon monoxide levels are 35 parts per million.

Author: 0 Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes

Early Sunday morning, the storms produced very heavy rainfall in Del Rio, Texas, and multiple water rescues took place. Others may even develop into severe storms. MAIN THREATS: Isolated strong to violent tornado. In the first, we have one model's prediction of what the radar may look like around 9am tomorrow morning.

Author: 0 Rep. Devin Nunes won't step aside in Russian Federation investigation

Pressure has been building on Nunes after he revealed that he viewed secret evidence at the White House which he alleges proved that Donald Trump and his campaign team were inadvertently monitored during the transition period. After making the announcement last week Mr Nunes then raised more eyebrows by going back to the White House to brief Mr Trump - which Mr Swalwell said made it like look like a "cover-up".

Author: 0 Chicago police arrest 14-year-old in rape on Facebook Live

Chicago Police announced the arrest of the first of several juvenile offenders in the assault, Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter. The teen's mother told him her daughter had been missing for 24 hours and she showed Johnson screengrabs of the live broadcast, police said. One of the suspect in the 15-year-old girl's rape which was broadcasted on Facebook Live was arrested.

Author: 0 16 states, DC urge court to continue to block travel ban

District Judge Derrick Watson on Wednesday had granted Hawaii's bid to convert a temporary restraining order issued March 15 into a preliminary injunction, ruling the state is likely to succeed on the merits of its constitutional challenge.

National Schumer seizes on Trump team's offer to work with Democrats
Author: 0 Schumer seizes on Trump team's offer to work with Democrats

Representative Raúl Labrador of Idaho, another Freedom Caucus member, hoped the discussions would yield a compromise that brings the party together after a divisive debate that revealed deep fissures. And with the Affordable Health Care Act now dead, it will be more hard for the commander in chief to achieve his next goal: a large tax cut. Democrats, the president said.

Author: 0 US Congress rolls back family planning funding protections

Passage would give Republicans and anti-abortion groups a needed victory just six days after the party's highly touted health care overhaul disintegrated in the House due to GOP divisions. Our nation's earlier history is littered with the terrible tales of unwanted pregnancies, backroom brutal abortions and women with no access to reproductive information or access to various types and methods of birth control.

National Suspended free agent safety TJ McDonald signs with Dolphins
Author: 0 Suspended free agent safety TJ McDonald signs with Dolphins

McDonald is suspended for the first eight games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, stemming from a May 2016 arrest and misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of drugs. "The one thing I can do is earn the respect for my work - through camp and OTAs - of my teammates and the coaches and provide a spark when I can". "I'm definitely paying the price for the mistakes that I've made, that I'm definitely going to own up to", ...

Author: 0 Pence Casts 2nd Tie-Breaking Vote, on Measure Targeting Abortion Providers

Johnny Isakson, who is recovering from back surgery, returned to the Capitol Thursday to cast a key vote to help advance a controversial measure related to Planned Parenthood funding. He previously broke a tie on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be education secretary. Back in December , the Department of Health and Human Services ruled that states could only withhold Title X "family planning" funds from health centers if the clinics failed to adequately provide the range of services the ...

Author: 0 A look at latest ruling on Trump administration travel ban

Faced with that division, it is expected that the case will end in the Supreme Court, which now has eight members since the Senate has not yet confirmed Neil Gorsuch, nominated by Trump to occupy the ninth and last position of the country's main judicial body.

Author: 0 North Carolina Lawmakers Vote To Repeal Controversial "Bathroom Bill"

Lawmakers across southeastern North Carolina are reacting after the General Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would roll back the controversial House Bill 2. "You are not standing on the right side of the moral arc of history or with the civil rights community". But a new law, approved by the legislature and supported by the new governor would take away the ban on transgender bathroom use.

National Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee

Ivanka Trump's husband, Jared Kushner, has the title senior adviser in the White House. She said she has "heard the concerns some have with my advising the President in my personal capacity". She has always been a key trusted adviser to her father, through her young adulthood to her time as executive vice president of real estate development and acquisition at the Trump Organization, and, ultimately, to his 2016 presidential campaign.

National Chance for severe weather in Oklahoma City Tuesday evening
Author: 0 Chance for severe weather in Oklahoma City Tuesday evening

In the District of Columbia, the National Park Service said the city's cherry trees reached peak bloom over the weekend. WEATHER BRAINS: You can listen to our weekly 90-minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes . The tests are scheduled as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week. The highest threat will be in the southern and southeastern parts this evening. Climatologically, as we move into April, the number of tornadoes increases, and the threat zone expands farther north as ...

Author: 0 Senate revives proposal for appointed state schools chief

The spending package is likely to include some additional defense spending but not the border wall or the $18 billion in cuts the president is asking for since both of those requests would doom the bill in the closely divided Senate, where support of at least eight Democrats would be needed to pass it.

Author: 0 Cuomo: Washington GOP health bill 'government at its worst'

Or, we would be forced to raise state income taxes - either by increasing taxes on all New Yorkers by 10 percent, or if Collins and Faso have their way in protecting only the wealthy, on the middle class by 26 percent. Stead said he doesn't believe property taxes are a good way to fund a program such as Medicaid. In a conference call with journalists Wednesday, he said this was an old Republican tactic of "passing the buck without passing the bucks".

National Cincinnati nightclub shooting: One killed, 14 injured
Author: 0 Cincinnati nightclub shooting: One killed, 14 injured

Lt. Paul Neudigate, the assistant police chief, told NBC affiliate WLWT that numerous witnesses tried to get out of the club immediately after shots were fired, but he said investigators are interviewing those they've been able to identify.

National The Trump-Russia Investigation Is a Farce
Author: 0 The Trump-Russia Investigation Is a Farce

The most talked-about man in Washington this week might have gone unrecognized outside the beltway before a dramatic press conference at which he claimed to have seen evidence President Trump was spied on. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who also sits on the Intelligence Committee, confirmed that he has also not been briefed on the information that Nunes has.

Author: 0 Incredible video from Oakland fire this morning

Firefighters responded to the basement fire at 368 Redwood Avenue at about 7:35 p.m. Fire was contained to the basement and extinguished at 8:08 p.m., said the deputy chief. Randall and Jones, along with resident Justin Wash, also claimed that the fire sprinklers in the building did not go off during the fire. Oakland Firefighters are battling a 4-alarm fire in Oakland according to KRON-TV.

National AG Sessions: Sanctuary cities threaten public safety, could lose federal funds
Author: 0 AG Sessions: Sanctuary cities threaten public safety, could lose federal funds

Trump had said during the campaign that he would "defund" sanctuary cities by taking away their federal funding. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has identified 118 such jurisdictions . After president's executive order on the issue, San Francisco sued the Trump administration over the orders, saying they violated the city's sovereignty under the 10th Amendment.

Author: 0 Newborn baby, toddler found stabbed to death in N. Carolina

Tillman Freeman, 30-years-old, the father of two-year-old Genesis and 4-day-old Serenity Freeman , was described by members of the children's family as "an abuser" and said that he would not say where the children were when he was questioned by police as to their whereabouts.

Author: 0 Gonzaga gets warm welcome home after historic win

But Xavier's route to the Elite Eight has been filled with upsets. Tying the Mack vs. Miller series, after Sean Miller's Arizona won round one in 2015. "They were the better team", Xavier coach Chris Mack said. The program, located in Spokane, Washington, which isn't exactly a hotbed for recruiting, had never been to an NCAA tournament.