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High school graduation rate reaches new high High school graduation rate reaches new high
- October 18, 2016

White Students in the 2014-2015 year, had a graduation rate of 87.6% - 13 percentage points higher than black students (74.6%), 9.8 percentage points higher than Hispanic students (77.8%) and 16 percentage points higher than American Indian/Alaska Native students (71.6%). (more...)
FBI Suspects Russia of Alleged Hacking of Clinton Campaign FBI Suspects Russia of Alleged Hacking of Clinton Campaign
- October 18, 2016

Shur emailed to high-level campaign aides, "I feel like we really need to understand whether voters will believe that we can credibly conflate Benghazi and emails". But overall, the developing narrative of these emails is one that should concern every American: Hillary Clinton and those who work for her will do anything, say anything and go to any lengths to advance their agenda. (more...)
Federal report cites bias by San Francisco police
- October 16, 2016

San Francisco's Police Department disproportionately targets minorities for arrests and traffic stops, according to a U.S. Department of Justice review released Wednesday. "The SFPD will accept and implement every single recommendation". The assessment was broken down into five separate areas of the SFPD, including use of force and bias in policing methods. (more...)
Pence says evidence forthcoming to back Trump Pence says evidence forthcoming to back Trump
- October 15, 2016

Mike Pence assured the public Friday that the accusations of sexual impropriety against Donald Trump were false, and that the evidence vindicating the Republican presidential nominee would be released before the end of the day . Elias said. Pence noted that "there is more and more evidence" of Russian actors' involvement in cyber attacks on election databases - an issue that Trump has refused to acknowledge on the trail. (more...)
Judge dismisses Newtown families' lawsuit against gun maker Judge dismisses Newtown families' lawsuit against gun maker
- October 15, 2016

Judge Barbara Bellis dismissed the case Yesterday in state court in Bridgeport, ruling the company is protected by a 2005 federal law that shields gun manufacturers from such lawsuits. That, she says, means Remington Outdoor Co is immune from prosecution in this instance. He killed himself as police arrived. An attorney for the families vowed to appeal the decision. (more...)
N.J. set to hike gas tax by 23 cents a gallon
- October 15, 2016

Chris Christie has said he will sign the measure, which will raise $16 billion over the next eight years to replenish the state's depleted Transportation Trust Fund, which pays to fix the state state's bridges, tunnels and roadways. The plan - an intricate mix of tax hikes and cuts - would also reduce the state's 7 percent sales tax by three-eighths of a cent, to 6.625 percent. (more...)
Typical beach storm spawned tornado Typical beach storm spawned tornado
- October 15, 2016

Elsewhere in the state, thousands are without power as a series of strong storms continues to batter the region. The Seattle Fire Department posted Friday on Twitter that the child suffered serious injuries and the father minor injuries. (more...)
Amazon adding 120000 workers to meet holiday demand Amazon adding 120000 workers to meet holiday demand
- October 14, 2016

The company says more than 14 percent of seasonal employees hired last year stayed on in permanent positions after the holidays - a rate expected to increase this year. Candidates interested in seasonal positions can learn more and apply online at www. amazon .com/seasonal. Big retailers are particularly in need of extra helpers during the holiday season because of the surge in online sales. (more...)
FEMA teams assessing Hurricane Matthew damage in Florida FEMA teams assessing Hurricane Matthew damage in Florida
- October 14, 2016

The toll-free numbers are open daily, including weekends, from from 7 a.m.to 11 p.m. For example, assistance is not available for cases that will produce a fee (i.e., those cases where fees are paid part of the settlement by the court). Individuals can register in-person at a Disaster Recovery Center. Both FEMA and the North Carolina Attorney General's Office are warning North Carolina residents of the risk of fraud and common scams in the wake of the severe weather. (more...)
Heavy rain, strong winds predicted for Western Washington Heavy rain, strong winds predicted for Western Washington
- October 14, 2016

A high-wind watch for Western Washington begins Thursday night . According to forecasters, "hefty rainfall totals" are expected through Friday morning and it could affect local rivers. Mostly cloudy with a high near 75. More tips and information are available on the PUD website here. And a weather service spokeswoman cautioned drivers on the morning commute Friday to be aware that built-up oil in the road pavement will be carried to the surface with the rain, making roads slick and ... (more...)
It Sounds Like The LSU-Florida Make-Up Date Is Going To Happen… It Sounds Like The LSU-Florida Make-Up Date Is Going To Happen…
- October 12, 2016

The more reasonable solution would have been to play Florida on December 3, and for the SEC Championship Game to be pushed back a week. Florida most recently played at Vanderbilt and grinded out a 13-6 win. The SEC is leading the rescheduling charge, and commissioner Greg Sankey told CBS on Saturday that the game needs to be played. However, that's the day of the SEC Championship Game, which would be moved back one week (which happened in 2001) if either the Gators or Tigers are in play for ... (more...)
Post-Debate Poll Shows Clinton Holding 9-Point Lead Over Trump
- October 12, 2016

The video, with its highly offensive language, spurred many Republican leaders to withdraw their support, or at least distance themselves, from Trump. The U.S. Office of Independent Counsel had concerns about her statements because she had lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and said there was insufficient evidence to believe that Bill Clinton's testimony in the case was false. (more...)
Philippines suspends South China Sea patrols with U.S.
- October 11, 2016

Congress could make up a shortfall of some $50 million-$100 million a year in United States military aid, he said. Lorenzanza said that the Philippines could manage if the US made a decision to withdraw military aid from the country, an estimated $180 million this fiscal year, which began October 1. (more...)
North Carolina Governor Says Hurricane Matthew Death Count Will Continue to Rise
- October 11, 2016

ECU is advising employees to check with their managers regarding schedules and alternate work locations. And by that time, Matthew was just barely a hurricane, with winds of just 75 miles per hour. Even areas around Raleigh were well above normal, getting 6 or more inches of rain in September. Fugate says the Carolinas will continue facing life-threatening conditions for days because of the flooding. (more...)
How to watch the second presidential debate online
- October 10, 2016

He has denied the allegations. Trump tweeted : "The media and establishment want me out of the race so badly - I WILL NEVER DROP OUT OF THE RACE, WILL NEVER LET MY SUPPORTERS DOWN!" Over the objections of CNN anchor Jake Tapper, Giuliani insisted that Hillary Clinton "was the leader of the attack" against "the women who Bill Clinton sexually assaulted, sexually abused". (more...)
Podesta: Clinton Criticized Obamacare Problems, Not the Law
- October 08, 2016

He attempted to change the campaign conversation by seizing on former President Bill Clinton's comments describing the nation's current health system as " the craziest thing in the world ". That included meeting in private this summer with Attorney General Loretta Lynch at an airport days before the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that it would not recommend any charges against Hillary Clinton related to her use of a private email server while she served as Obama's secretary of state. (more...)
Charlotte-FAU game postponed by Hurricane Matthew
- October 08, 2016

The Seminoles have converted just 34.3 percent of their third downs over the last two games, and converted just 25 percent in the losses to Louisville and North Carolina. Miami: QB Brad Kaaya . Brad Kaaya is completing 66.3 percent of his passes for 935 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Will the Hurricanes continue the trend from the first four games of stuffing the ground attack? In that 2004 game, the fifth-ranked Hurricanes defeated the No. (more...)
WIAA director on Archbishop Murphy: 'Players on both sides are losing' WIAA director on Archbishop Murphy: 'Players on both sides are losing'
- October 08, 2016

The latest team to forfeit, Granite Falls, which sounds like a rugged town that was founded by man's men mining granite on 16-hour shifts to keep the town alive, crystalized the issue to King5.com when it comes to private vs. "They can pull from a 50-mile radius from their campus and send buses to pick the kids up", first-year Granite Falls Coach Tim Dennis said. Parents have expressed concerns similar to Dennis. (more...)
Grandpa in clown mask arrested outside Portland school Grandpa in clown mask arrested outside Portland school
- October 08, 2016

Authorities said they now plan to charge a man who-while wearing a frightening clown mask-allegedly followed children on their bus ride home from school in Auburn Tuesday. A spokesman for Portland Police Bureau said even though Dahlman's attack was technically "clown violence", the ongoing threat in the area has largely been driven by social media reports rather than actual incidents. (more...)
Obama casts early vote for 2016 election during Chicago trip Obama casts early vote for 2016 election during Chicago trip
- October 08, 2016

Barack Obama has already cast his vote in the U.S. presidential election, which doesn't take place until November 8. "I'm gonna be doing a little campaigning and a little voting too". The White House will travel to his hometown on Friday, when fundraisers are planned for Clinton and for Democrats in the U.S. House. This year, however, Kirk faces a traditional Democratic vote push in Illinois' presidential elections, which is partly why he is seen as the most vulnerable Republican seeking ... (more...)
Backpage.com raided, CEO arrested for sex-trafficking
- October 07, 2016

California officials said the site collects fees from users who use coded language and almost nude photos to offer sex for money. "Raking in millions of dollars from the trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable victims is outrageous, despicable and illegal", said California Attorney General Kamala Harris in a statement . (more...)
Biden Slams Donald Trump for PTSD Remarks: Biden Slams Donald Trump for PTSD Remarks: "His Ignorance Is So Profound"
- October 05, 2016

In a video on the website " Funny or Die ", Biden attempts to go undercover as a college student to spread his message on preventing campus sexual assault. for us ..." He is now a US senator. But the most apt response came from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden who eviscerated Trump for being "thoroughly uninformed". (more...)
Clinton's remarks on young voters fuel new Trump pitch Clinton's remarks on young voters fuel new Trump pitch
- October 05, 2016

The recording , from a 16 February fundraiser, was acquired by hackers and first published by the Washington Free Beacon this week. That, she said , meant "the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is pretty appealing". (more...)
Kardashian West assailants still at large after France heist Kardashian West assailants still at large after France heist
- October 05, 2016

They are now reviewing other tenants in the building's phone records, as well as the people who knew Kimmy K's schedule and whereabouts the night of the incident. Kardashian West reportedly begged the armed thieves not to kill her because she had children, according to the celebrity site TMZ . Kardashian's rep told Us in a statement on Monday that her client was left "badly shaken but physically unharmed". (more...)
Family: Wounded 6-year-old boy on life support Family: Wounded 6-year-old boy on life support
- October 04, 2016

The teen, whose name is not being released because he is a minor, is accused of killing his father at their home on Wednesday before driving a pickup truck to a nearby elementary school and opening fire. "There's no terrorism involved", said Anderson County Sheriff Deputy Chief Keith Smith. He has seven brothers and sisters, relatives have said. "Well, we agree. (more...)
Europe's comet probe Rosetta ends 12-year mission with crash
- October 04, 2016

The Rosetta orbiter returned spectacular images when the comet made its closest approach to our star and tails of material were driven off. Rosetta has been in orbit around Comet 67P for two years, having delivered the Philae lander to the comet's surface for close-up study. (more...)
Supreme Court will not re-hear immigration case Supreme Court will not re-hear immigration case
- October 04, 2016

The court is expected to reject hundreds of appeals that accumulated over the summer, after adding eight cases last week. The Supreme Court nearly never reconsiders its rulings, but the administration decided the request was worth pursuing given the unusual circumstances of the case. (more...)
University Students Shot Dead At House Party University Students Shot Dead At House Party
- October 03, 2016

Dieudonne and Campbell sustained gunshots wounds and were pronounced dead at a local hospital, the department said. Police are hunting for a black male seen fleeing the scene in a red vehicle after the shooting. The investigation continues. No arrests have been made. Police located Dieudonne and Campbell shot inside the residence. The university, which has more than 10,000 students, held a safety forum and offered counseling services on campus on Sunday. (more...)
NTSB probe of deadly crash focuses on engineer, black box NTSB probe of deadly crash focuses on engineer, black box
- October 02, 2016

First responders are seen on the scene of a train crash at New Jersey Transit's rail station in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sept. 29, 2016. While data recorders on a commuter train and freight train can vary in function, most only record a train's technical operations and not voice data. (more...)
Shimon Peres eulogized by Obama, world leaders at funeral Shimon Peres eulogized by Obama, world leaders at funeral
- October 02, 2016

All three would win the Nobel Prize in 1994, but peace would not come as easily as Peres had hoped. US President Barack Obama said that Peres "showed us that justice and hope are at the heart of the Zionist idea". Although Peres, victor of the Nobel Peace Prize together with former Palestinian president Yasser Arafat and former Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, is considered a peacemaker in political circles of Europe and the United States, in the Arab world his role in the ... (more...)
Hurricane Matthew soaks Colombia, heads for Jamaica, Haiti Hurricane Matthew soaks Colombia, heads for Jamaica, Haiti
- October 02, 2016

A hurricane watch was in effect for Jamaica early Saturday, and the hurricane center's forecast track takes the storm very close to or over its eastern end on Monday. One person, a 67-year man, was carried away to his death by a flash flood. The only other storm that has done this was Hurricane Debbie in 1961, according to ABC News meteorologist Max Golembo. (more...)
Texas pulls out of federal refugee resettlement program Texas pulls out of federal refugee resettlement program
- October 01, 2016

The U.S. government has repeatedly said that resettlement candidates undergo an exhaustive screening process before they arrive in the U.S. It's become a deeply partisan issue, with Abbott and many other Republicans arguing that refugees could pose a security risk. (more...)
Pence coming to Waukesha day before Trump Pence coming to Waukesha day before Trump
- September 30, 2016

Donald Trump should drop out of the next two presidential debates - unless he gets a promise that the moderator will stick to the sidelines, top Trump advisor Rudy Giuliani says. Former President Bill Clinton was scheduled to attend a voter registration event Tuesday south of the MI border in Toledo, Ohio. "We want both candidates to explain their plans to the American people". (more...)
Police shoot 'active shooter' at strip mall in Houston Police shoot 'active shooter' at strip mall in Houston
- September 29, 2016

DeSai's father also did not answer the door at his home. By the time police arrived, nine people had either sustained gunshot wounds or were wounded by flying glass from vehicle windows shattered during the ordeal. DeSai isn't being viewed as a terrorist at this time. Last year saw 332 such shootings, compared with 277 the previous year. The number of people shot is unknown, according to police. (more...)
SC elementary school victims shot by handgun SC elementary school victims shot by handgun
- September 29, 2016

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A law enforcement officer says two students and a teacher have been wounded and flown to hospitals after a shooting at a SC elementary school. The incident was first reported shortly after 2 p.m., according to reports on social media. There are reports a man has been found dead near the school. (more...)