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Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise

Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, told The Telegraph . The ADL defines harassment as verbal attacks, slurs and written or electronic communications. "Clearly, we have work to do and need to bring more urgency to the fight". While incidents on college campuses stayed mostly static, after almost doubling in 2015, incidents in non-Jewish elementary, middle and high schools... [Full Article...]

Michigan Raises Speed Limits Because Our Speed Limits Are A Joke

Michigan Raises Speed Limits Because Our Speed Limits Are A Joke State Transportation Department Director Kirk Steudle said his agency and the Michigan State Police reviewed design speeds, crash patterns, traffic volumes and other factors in choosing where to raise the limits. "The speed study kind of indicates that its safer to actually just make that the speed limit", MSP Lt. Lisa Rish said. "Troopers and motor carrier officers do, and will continue to, aggre... [Full Article...]

Starbucks Plans Huge High-End Roastery Coffee Store On Michigan Avenue

Starbucks Plans Huge High-End Roastery Coffee Store On Michigan Avenue The success of the Seattle Roastery, which opened in late 2014, demonstrated to Starbucks the potential for more upscale locations and provided a blueprint for the other Roasteries in the works around the world. The interactive space will feature multiple brewing methods, a new menu of coffees and mixology and fresh baking on-site. While slightly smaller locations of the high-end Roastery co... [Full Article...]

Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73

Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73 It was The Silence of the Lambs , an adaptation of Thomas Harris's gruesome thriller, that really nudged Demme into the stratosphere. The Silence Of The Lambs was the third film in history to win Academy Awards in all the top five categories of best picture, actor, actress, director and adapted screenplay, and following its success Demme made Philadelphia starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washi... [Full Article...]

Holcomb vetoes hourly fee for public records searches

Holcomb vetoes hourly fee for public records searches The measure adds taxes and fees for Hoosiers, including a 10-cent increase in the fuel tax. Eric Holcomb has signed into law measures expanding the state's preschool pilot and allowing local governments to establish their own needle exchange programs. [Full Article...]

The Pie Recipe Katy Perry Swears By

The Pie Recipe Katy Perry Swears By Just last night on Twitter , she asked her 97 million followers to bake said pie and share the pics with her, "and you may get a surprise". Or so we thought when we first saw her tweet that featured the recipe to the world's best cherry pie. [Full Article...]

Tennessee governor signs roads bill; takes effect July 1

Tennessee governor signs roads bill; takes effect July 1 The senate version increases property tax relief for disabled veterans. Governor Haslam said, "IMPROVE is a net tax cut for Tennesseans - a fact confirmed by the Americans for Tax Reform, an organization that opposes all tax increases as a matter of principle - and results in tax savings for an average Tennessee family". [Full Article...]

Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley's proposal to reschedule her speech

Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley's proposal to reschedule her speech In a letter to Berkeley College Republicans, who organized the event, Vice Chancellors Scott Biddy and Stephen Sutton said campus police were unable to find a "suitable venue" for the April 27 event. Don't miss "Tucker Carlson Tonight" at a new time , 8:00pm ET, starting on Monday , followed at 9:00pm by "The Five". Black-clad protesters set fires and smashed windows as they shut down Yia... [Full Article...]

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

Gorsuch , shown at a Senate confirmation hearing, was an active participant in his first session as a Supreme Court justice. " I think I am maybe emphatically agreeing with you ", Landau said after one exchange with Gorsuch. "Looking at the plain language of the statute, just help me with that", Gorsuch said. Gorsuch later sparred with Justice Department lawyer Brian Fletcher over the meaning ... [Full Article...]

Fiesta Restaurant Group announces strategy reset

Fiesta Restaurant Group announces strategy reset The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, May 8th. Stephens Ar has 0.01% invested in Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:FRGI). The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Its last month's stock price volatility remained 3.5% which for the week approaches 2.89%. Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. [Full Article...]

Democratic Party rides coattails of Bernie Sanders' popularity

Bernie Sanders found an enthusiastic crowd greeting him in Nebraska Thursday. "He has to be a leader". "We have got to appreciate where people come from, and do our best to fight for the pro-choice agenda", he said . "Our job is to take the progressive message out into the world, go beyond our zone of comfort, start with working people", Sanders said. 'Right?' she said laughing and pointing. [Full Article...]

Officers shot in Seattle

Officers shot in Seattle Seattle police say one suspect has significant injuries and another has been taken in to custody after two police officers were shot responding to a robbery downtown. Two officers, one male and one female, were shot. When a clerk followed them outside and grabbed the girl, Butts lifted his shirt, displayed a handgun stuffed in his waistband and told the clerk to let the girl go, police wrote. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders Holds Rally in Grand Prairie

Bernie Sanders Holds Rally in Grand Prairie Sanders was wildly popular in Utah, drawing larger audiences at his rallies than even Republican candidates who stopped in Utah during the 2016 election season. "‶We are the majority", Sanders said. "Health care is a human right, not a privilege", Sanders shouted, his voice cracking. Kentucky also voted in favor of Trump during last year's presidential election by one of the widest margins i... [Full Article...]

Delta Airline to pay passengers $10,000

Delta Airline to pay passengers $10,000 Muñoz initially blamed Dao in the incident for allegedly being " disruptive and belligerent " in his refusal to leave the flight. The violent incident was caught on another passenger's cell phone video that went viral and sparked widespread outrage at the airline and the security officers who bloodied the doctor. [Full Article...]

United Airlines CEO: No firings over passenger dragging

United Airlines CEO: No firings over passenger dragging During the incident with Dr. Dao, the airline boarded the flight-the last on that Sunday night to Louisville-but then asked for volunteers to exit and be rebooked when it needed four seats to re-position four crew members for assignment. United in a slide presentation also said that the carrier "now has more seats available for close in business traffic". So far, corporate customers have been "su... [Full Article...]

GOP Drops Money for Trump's Border Wall From Government Funding Proposal

GOP Drops Money for Trump's Border Wall From Government Funding Proposal He told a gathering of around 20 conservative media reporters that he would be willing to return to the funding issue in September. With the Democrats and Republicans preparing for budget negotiations this week, President Donald Trump has also expressed his confidence that Mexico will "eventually" pay for the border wall. [Full Article...]

NASCAR has huge hole to fill after Earnhardt retires

Earnhardt said he met with Hendrick March 29 to inform him of his decision to retire. According to a release by Hendrick Motorsports earlier in the day, Earnhardt informed members of his No. But the son of the late champion has never won a Cup title. So has Kyle Larson, the Cup Series leader, whose high-speed exploits in the outside lane have won him acclaim as NASCAR's foremost rim-rider. [Full Article...]

Mayor holds news conference on removal of Liberty Place monument

Police were on hand, with officers watching from atop a hotel parking garage . Davis will be removed in later days now that legal challenges have been overcome. Workers arrived around 1:30 am (0630 GMT) to remove the Battle of Liberty Place statue, an obelisk first erected in 1891 Battle of Liberty Place statueto commemorate a failed rebellion against a racially integrated government fo... [Full Article...]

Trump to Astronaut: 'Better you than me' to drink recycled urine

In simpler words, the NASA astronaut has now spent more time in space than any other American by logging 534 days, 2 hours and 49 minutes (and counting) away from Earth, thereby breaking Jeffrey (Jeff) Williams' record of spending 534 days in spaceflight. [Full Article...]

Officials React To Sonny Perdue's Appointment To Serve As Secretary Of Agriculture

I congratulate Governor Perdue on his confirmation today, and I look forward to working with him in the future". Mr Perdue will take office as farm prices have been down for several years in a row and some parts of the industry, including cotton and dairy farmers, say they need the department and Congress to rewrite agricultural policy to help revive their business. [Full Article...]


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