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Jobless rates drop in 54 of 55 West Virginia counties

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Orange County was ranked fourth with 4.2 percent unemployment, down from 4.3 percent. That is better than the March 2016 unemployment rate of 7.9 percent. Lawrence counties. Statewide, the unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point to 4.9 percent in March. On an annual basis, the last time the unemployment rate fell below 4% was 2001 when it was 3.6%, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. Read More »

Entire US Senate called to White House for North Korea briefing

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The only problem: Trump isn't officially confirmed to attend the session, which will bring almost all 100 senators to an auditorium on the White House campus for an update from top administration officials. However, a North Korean ballistic missile test on 16 April failed within seconds of launch, United States experts said. At the White House on Monday, President Trump said North Korea "is a real threat to the world, whether we want to talk about it or not". Read More »

More charges filed in Detroit in genital mutilation probe

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The FGM investigation at Burhani Medical Clinic has identified two young girls from Minnesota who have been operated on by Dr. Nagarwala. Fakhruddin Attar and Farida Attar were due to appear in federal court on Friday afternoon, charged with participating in the conspiracy and aiding and abetting the performance of FGM. Read More »

A few heated, barbed interludes with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly

The move comes after Fox's parent company 21 Century Fox announced O'Reilly's departure in the wake of as many as six sexual harassment claims against the 67-year-old host. Author Stephen King tweeted: "New book by Fox News: Killing Bill O'Reilly". The departed O'Reilly's "The Factor" will continue through this week with Dana Perino hosting Wednesday and Thursday night, and Greg Gutfield on Friday. Read More »

Democrats hope South Florida rally leads to greater party unity

Sander's appearance comes as Democratic parties nationwide are trying to appeal to the working class in states including ME, where a resurgent Republican Party in the last decade has gained ground in rural communities roiled by the closing of paper mills and sluggish economic growth. Read More »

Agency says deported man had no special status

However, according to DHS, there is no record of that encounter. According to USA Today's report , Montes was supposedly approached by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer on the evening of February 17. temporarily under DACA, left the country without first making arrangements that would have preserved his DACA status. He was back in Mexico three hours later, with the dubious distinction of becoming the first undocumented immigrant with active DACA status deported by Team ... Read More »

Trump extends private-sector health care program for vets

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Last Congress, I was pleased to have my legislation - the Support Our Military Caregivers Act - pass the House of Representatives and I urge Secretary Shulkin to support this bill as we seek to have it passed and signed into law. "The veterans have poured out their sweat and blood and tears for this country for so long and it's time we now take care of them and take care of them properly", Trump said. Read More »

Facebook video murder suspect kills himself in Pennsylvania

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said the state police got a tip that the vehicle was in a McDonald's parking lot. Around 11am Tuesday, Stephens went through a McDonald's drive-thru in Erie, Pennsylvania, where an employee recognized him from television reports and called 911. Read More »

Cafeteria duty awaits Gorsuch at Supreme Court

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Trump also said he recognized the gravity of the opportunity. The swearing in, performed by Justice Anthony Kennedy (for whom Gorsuch once clerked), was the second. Gorsuch's confirmation comes at the end of a long, unseemly, petulant, politically and civically corrosive sequence of events that has gone on now for more than a year, and from which nearly no one involved has emerged unsullied. Read More »

Trump attacks lead Democrat in Georgia congressional race

Democrats have rallied behind a 30-year-old former congressional staffer fueled by opposition to President Donald Trump and an $8 million fundraising haul. With Republicans controlling Congress, the White House and a majority of state legislatures, Wolford explained, "I'm only going to vote for a Democrat because that's the only way to get opposition in the government". Read More »

Will free college offer catch fire? NY details raise doubts

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Cuomo made the announcement in Lake Placid. He prefers to talk about his newly passed, $153 billion budget, which he calls a progressive model for the nation, with a marquee tuition measure that covers the cost of state university tuition for students from families making up to $125,000. Read More »

Arkansas to seek 'immediate review' of stays

The state has filed appeals, and the issues could reach the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Arkansas Online reports . Arkansas had originally scheduled eight executions in the span of 10 days because their lethal injection supply was set to expire at the end of the month. Read More »

Cross-claim submitted after violence at Trump campaign rally

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Trump is involved in a number of lawsuits stemming from raucous encounters that occurred during his campaign rallies. Trump's lawyers said in a filing he can't be sued because he is immune from civil lawsuits. In the lawsuit, three protesters accuse Trump supporters of roughing them up at the March event. The three protesters, Kashiya Nwanguma, Molly Shah and Henry Brousseau say that they were peacefully protesting Trump during the rally when they were targeted by Trump, then his crowd. Read More »

Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns

She says she considered not paying her taxes this year as a protest to Trump not releasing his. In addition to the expected 25,000 marching in " Tax March Seattle", as many as 7,000 Black Lives Matter activists plan to come out for their own rally focusing on Trump's tax returns. Read More »

Susan Rice may have committed a crime, Trump says without providing evidence

US President Donald Trump accused an official of the Obama administration of committing a crime by asking to "unmask" the names of Trump's associates in intelligence documents, media reports said. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), the top Democrat on the committee, said Wednesday that the White House made the allegations against Rice "to distract" from separate investigations by the House and Senate intelligence committees and the FBI into whether there was improper coordination between the ... Read More »

Mexico border sees steep drop in arrests under Trump

President Trump campaigned that he would build a wall across the entire border with Mexico. Under Trump , who took office on January 20, the Department of Homeland Security had weighed separating women and children and issued guidance instructing officers to criminally charge parents who pay human smugglers to transport their children. Read More »

The egg hunts are coming

Living Rock Church has invited the community to attend its Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. April 15 at Sage Valley Junior High. The hunt will be held at 11 a.m. “Im going to bring my grandkids, ” Luebs said. Kids age 4 and under will start looking for eggs at 4 p.m., while ages 5 and up go at 4:30 p.m. Admission to the hunts is $2 per child. Read More »

Texas Republican quits hard-line Freedom Caucus

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Mark Meadows of North Carolina told viewers that he's OK with running a deficit, if it's in the name of tax cuts. Trump should not imagine that angry Americans will blame Democrats, who are totally locked out of power, if he presides over an unraveling of the system. Read More »

Weather causes flight delays at Atlanta airport

On Friday alone, the No. 2 USA airline by passenger traffic canceled 493 flights by the afternoon, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.com, severely affecting routes in and out of its Atlanta hub. Problems in Atlanta impacted Delta flights at other airports. Delta Air Lines COO Gil West called Wednesday's storm "unprecedented" and apologized to customers as the carrier continued to get the planes and flight crews to the proper destinations. Read More »

Journey Members Reflect on Rock Hall Induction and Seeing Steve Perry Again

When the induction was announced on December 20, Journey guitarist Neal Shon told Rolling Stone he has not been in regular contact with Perry, but was hoping he would perform with the band at the ceremony. "I'd love for him to come up and play but he knows that". "They're the reason that we're there". ►Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Read More »

Sen. Romney? Maybe, In Utah

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The 83-year-old Hatch has fueled some of it. McConnell told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference, "I've had some conversations with Mitt Romney ". Romney's talks with then President-elect Donald Trump about the position of secretary of state suggested Romney is willing to consider a return to politics. Read More »

Driver using phone hits cop enforcing distracted driving law

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Last year, 13,994 crashes in OH, including 26 fatal crashes, were linked to distraction, according to a release from State Highway Patrol Fremont Post. "Where we can dispatch a patrol vehicle to find the person who is engaging in this risky behavior, we will". "They're setting up observation points and intersections and interchanges where they will physically look at drivers", he said. Read More »

Trump defends Fox News host O'Reilly as 'good person'

CNN's Don Lemon and FOX News' Bill O'Reilly may not go head to head on television - O'Reilly hits cable airwaves at 8 p.m., Lemon's show begins at 10 - but it takes more than a two-hour primetime discrepancy to keep two TV titans from squaring off on social media. Read More »

Homeland Security chief backtracks on splitting families

One local company, R.E. Staite Engineering of Barrio Logan, was the subject of a small protest last week. One couple, Ray and D'Ann Loop, had nearly their entire farmland - including their house - cut off from the rest of America by ending up on the wrong side of the border wall . Read More »

Mike Pence just had one of his abortion laws blocked in Indiana

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A piece of legislation introduced last week by Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania could potentially strip state-level funding for Planned Parenthood and other facilities that provide abortion services. "Four million people depend on the Title X family planning program, and this move by Washington politicians would endanger their health and well being", Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in response to Pence's vote. Read More »

North Carolina Tops Gonzaga To Win Sixth NCAA Title

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He was still named Most Outstanding Player for the NCAA Tournament , getting the first steal of the game that led to the first points and then hitting a free throw to put away the Tar Heels' first title in eight years. Joel Berry had 22 points, shooting 7 for 19 from the field with six assists . The only other player scoring in double-digits for the Bulldogs was Josh Perkins, who finished with 13 points with three 3-pointers. Read More »

Priyanka Chopra Voted Second Most Beautiful Woman in the World

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Priyanka Chopra has defeated Angelina Jolie, Emma Watson, Blake Lively and Michelle Obama to be named the second "most attractive woman in the world". "@Beyonce is my number 1 too!" the actress wrote. Priyanka Chopra's last Bollywood film was Prakash Jha's Jai Gangaajal which was released past year. Read More »

Three Storm Chasers Killed Amid Severe Weather in Northwest Texas

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It can become risky for all involved", said Sgt. John Gonzalez of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Mr Yarnall was a passenger in the first auto. Tragedy in Texas .it's an enormous loss the storm chasing community is no stranger to. Waurika native, Erick Fox is a professional when it comes to chasing storms. Read More »

It's all SEC for women's title after Mississippi St stunner

Not when there's one more game to win, not when there's a national championship on the line against SEC rival SC. "I feel like we've earned this spot that we're in now. My teammates are just so happy and proud of me. UConn scored the next seven points, capped off by a jumper by Williams for a 59-56 lead. At the end of regulation it was tied and the game headed into overtime leading to the stunning upset for the Mississippi State Bulldogs . Read More »

Coast-to-Coast opposition grows to sessions' sanctuary cities stand

What is less clear: what happens to any local law enforcement that chooses to assist the federal government in finding and/or deporting illegal immigrants. "We will remain a city welcoming of immigrants who have helped make our city the safest big city in the nation", Mayor de Blasio said in a statement. Read More »

'We must fight them': Trump threatens Freedom Caucus and Democrats

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This is a developing story and will be updated . One option under congressional consideration is a "mini-BAT", said Stephen Moore, an economist who advised the Trump campaign on tax policy. I don't know if he's been given full information that we're all at a "yes" once we get the insurance regs gone so that prices go down. "I don't think he is hearing that we are trying to serve him a victory-right?-Right now, this bill is at 17 percent in the polls, and that's not a victor". Read More »

Trump not concerned about Mar-a-lago costs, criticism

Mike Quigley of IL, it comes after the president spent five weekends in Mar-a-Lago since his inauguration. The goal of the bill, according to the Hill is to require the Trump administration to publish public visitor logs for the White House "or any other location where President Trump regularly conducts official business". Read More »

Timothy Caughman Killing: Rally Planned In Union Square

James Harris Jackson took a bus to NY to target black men when he encountered Timothy Caughman , who was collecting bottles from trash cans, and stabbed him in his chest and back with a 26-inch sword. James Harris JacksonPictured victim, Timothy Caughman , right side. Investigators said they were trying to determine exactly what drove Jackson to violence. Read More »

Oklahoma officer wounded in traffic-stop shooting has died

Sunday in Tecumseh, 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. Police say the suspected shooter was also wounded and taken to a hospital. We got officers who's never experienced this, never been through anything like this, ' J.R. Kidney said Terney, who graduated from police academy last summer, was shot several times in the "lower extremities". The suspect underwent surgery and remains in the ICU where his condition is unknown. Read More »

Girl, 10, 'not allowed on plane because she was wearing leggings'

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The provision cited by the airline, which is part of the standard airline/passenger contract, does not define "properly clothed". In a followup tweet , the airline said that this decision is left to the gate agent's discretion. Airline spokesman Jonathan Guerin said that a pass traveler is someone that flies on standby under employee benefit. Jonathan Guerin, a United Airlines spokesperson, later told 9News that yoga trousers or leggings are more than welcome for regular paying ... Read More »

1 dead, 1 injured after Las Vegas strip shooting

Around 11:30 a.m. Las Vegas police reported that they were investigating a shooting that occurred on South Las Vegas Boulevard. No one else was believed to be on the bus, a double-decker with advertising wrapping on the windows that makes it hard to see inside, police said during the hourslong standoff. Read More »

Massive 8-alarm fire destroys multiple homes in Kansas

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The eight-alarm fire was the first in Overland Park's history, Dehner told reporters at a makeshift staging area near where the conflagration started, just south of College Boulevard between Nieman and Switzer roads. "Investigators are confident the fire was caused by the accidental ignition of wooden building material ignited by a welder conducting hot work on the site", said Mark Sweany, Overland Park Fire Marshal. Read More »

4 people, including 2 kids, found dead in California

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Come Friday morning, Vasquez-Oliva would be booked into the Sacramento County Jail . Matthews told The Times on Thursday that police "believe the victims were known to the suspect". Heinlein says officers were quickly able to identify that the four people were victims of a homicide but needed to obtain a search warrant in order to further investigate. Read More »

Charlottesville Meals On Wheels Concerned Over Possible Budget C

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The prepared meals and the volunteers who delivered them made it possible for her to live at home for several years before she required nursing home care. "With the senior population growing, there is going to be a bigger need", Calzadilla said. "I wouldn't be able to lug groceries up and down the stairs", Shillam said. Read More »

National Puppy Day: MassLive readers share photos of their dogs

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National Puppy Day has trended worldwide on Twitter since 2012, and so far, 2015 appears to be no exception. Feel free to post pictures of your puppies in the comments! How could you not like a giant red dog that's bigger than a house? And, more importantly, what kind of monster doesn't like puppies? So how can you make a difference this National Puppy Day? The animal league is trying to give more exposure to local shelters and rescues in 54 cities. Read More »

Ex-Tennessee teacher wanted in disappearance of 15-year-old female student

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Neither Elizabeth nor Cummins has been in touch with their families, authorities said. "Investigative efforts, over the past few days, continue to reveal a troubling pattern of behavior on the park of Cummins, and indicates he potentially planned this abduction prior to Monday", according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation . Read More »

Missing Tennessee Student Kidnapped by Teacher

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Attorney Jason Whatley said school officials never told the girl's father that the teacher was reportedly seen kissing his 15-year-old daughter. Tad Cummins , who taught health sciences at the Culleoka Unit School, is thought to be armed with two handguns, according to the bureau, which added him to the list Friday. Read More »

142 criminally charged illegal immigrants released by Travis County

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials on Monday that details the release of criminal aliens from local jails that refuse to honor immigration detainers issued by the agency. Some jurisdictions feel that legally, without a warrant from ICE, they can not detain individuals beyond the extent otherwise dictated by criminal law. Read More »

Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey found

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Brady's jersey from Super Bowl XLIX - which nobody seemed to know was missing in the first place - was also found in the investigation. USA and Mexican officials have not yet identified the suspect , but the name of a former newspaper director circulated widely in Mexican news media and on social networks. Read More »

David Rockefeller dead: Billionaire banker, philanthropist was 101

Rockefeller died in his sleep at home in Pocantico Hills, New York, on Monday morning as a result of congestive heart failure, said a statement from the The Rockefeller Foundation. But it slipped from its standing then as No. 3 in the world and was purchased by Chemical Bank of NY in 1996. The bank later transformed into JPMorgan Chase & Co. Read More »

White House fence jumper was on grounds 17 minutes before detection

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Bush and Barack Obama . The Secret Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday's incident. Trump was at the White House at the time and the man claimed to have an appointment to meet with the president. He then scaled an 8ft vehicle gate, and a shorter fence near the east wing of the White House grounds. "I don't know what in the world they're doing but it is a total and complete embarrassment". Read More »