Federal judge in Arkansas halts execution of seven death row inmates

Supreme Court reauthorized the death penalty in 1976. The order came a day after drug companies began taking aim at Arkansas for its upcoming executions, arguing that the state had improperly obtained their drugs for use in lethal injections. [Full Article...]

N.Korea shows off 'ICBM' during massive parade

N.Korea shows off 'ICBM' during massive parade There were no further details, and the office said it was analyzing the launch. U.S. Pacific Command detected the botched launch at around 11:20 Hawaii but were unable to determine what kind of missile was launched near the coastal city of Sinpo. [Full Article...]

Nike's Celebrating Equality on Jackie Robinson Day

The subject of his Dodger Stadium statue was meant to define, as much as the player, the man. Others to take the dais at the ceremony included longtime and recently retired broadcaster Vin Scully , baseball icon Frank Robinson and National Basketball Association legend and Dodgers part owner Magic Johnson. [Full Article...]

Retiree Finds Wisconsin Fugitive Camping Out On His Land

Retiree Finds Wisconsin Fugitive Camping Out On His Land This prompted police monitoring of local churches, schools, as well as public leaders. "We just want to help Joe", Donald McLean of Janesville tells our sister station 27 News. About 30 minutes later, a vehicle fire was reported near the scene. He then abandoned his auto, which was found ablaze a short while later on a nearby street. [Full Article...]

Federal judge issues order to block Arkansas executions

The governor met with reporters to discuss a series of seven upcoming executions. A federal judge in Arkansas issued an injunction Saturday halting the execution by lethal injection of nine inmates. Rather than being prescribed for tightness or muscle pain, vecuronium is used to prevent muscles from moving so they don't interfere with surgeons. One doctor testified that being given vecuronium ... [Full Article...]

Virginia's two senators vote no, but Gorsuch win confirmation

Virginia's two senators vote no, but Gorsuch win confirmation The outcome was a major victory for Trump, his first big congressional win. 'Gorsuch's legal philosophy is far to the right of most Americans who believe in a woman's right to vote or to reproductive freedom, a separation of church and state, equal protection, marriage equality for same-sex couples or civil rights protections for vulnerable communities, ' Zbur said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Police capture suspect in gun theft who sent Trump manifesto

Police capture suspect in gun theft who sent Trump manifesto Jakubowski was taken into custody by law enforcement officers from the Vernon and Richland County sheriffs's departments, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other local law enforcement agencies. Authorities are also investigating if a letter threatening Easter attacks on churches in Wisconsin was sent by Jakubowski. An unnamed associate recorded Jakubowski mailing the manifesto on the after... [Full Article...]

US, Russia: 'Low level of trust'

Mr Trump said: "Are we going to get involved with Syria? No". Tillerson's meeting with Putin comes after an icy reception upon arriving in Moscow and a closed-door meeting with Lavrov . And Putin said the same thing on Wednesday, particularly that trust between the U.S and Russian Federation has eroded. The world's two biggest nuclear powers, he said, can not have this kind of relationshi... [Full Article...]

Stephen Miller Cozying Up To Kushner, Not Bannon

Stephen Miller Cozying Up To Kushner, Not Bannon The President had the opportunity to give Bannon his full vote of confidence in an interview on Tuesday with the New York Post , but he did not do so. In the interview, Trump downplayed Bannon's role in his campaign, claiming that his chief strategist was not involved "until very late". "Before the presidential campaign, I didn't know Steve (Bannon )". [Full Article...]

Berkeley police arrest 13 during Tax Day rallies

As well, Chuck Schumer, Senate Democratic leader, said that Trump's refusal to show his returns could hinder Republicans' prospects for a rewrite of the tax code. Trump , who spent the morning at his Florida golf course, avoided several hundred protesters when his motorcade took a circuitous route back to Mar-A-Lago, his Palm Beach, Fla., estate. [Full Article...]

SNL's Trump Chooses Kushner Over Bannon in Cold Open

SNL's Trump Chooses Kushner Over Bannon in Cold Open The sketch began with Baldwin's Trump listing out his many achievements in office to Vice President Mike Pence, who was played by Beck Bennett. Smartly, Pence helps America avoid a nuclear war and reminds the president that there's been distractions at home, too. [Full Article...]

Judge approves Baltimore police reform, refuses to delay

Judge approves Baltimore police reform, refuses to delay Now, a USA district judge will have to decide whether to let the decree move forward . Fortunately, U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar rejected the request , noting that it would "unduly burden and inconvenience the Court, the other parties, and, most importantly, the public". [Full Article...]

4 arrested in California pro and anti-Trump rallies

Police initially said 15 people were arrested. He also said they've reviewed what happened the last time around. On Friday, the City of Berkeley issued a press release stating that sticks, pipes, poles, pepper spray, eggs and any other instrument that can be used as an "implement of riot" would be banned in the park Saturday. [Full Article...]

3 killed in wrong-way crash on Phoenix freeway

3 killed in wrong-way crash on Phoenix freeway The wrong-way driver, a 21-year-old man who also died, collided with the vehicle containing the two sisters, ages 18 and 20. They'll do tests to determine if he was under the influence. "They wanted to do things first, together, as sisters", Hocking said. The cars collided at a high rate of speed with no signs of either vehicle attempting to brake or avoid the collision, the agency reported toda... [Full Article...]

Alabama court allows release of evidence against governor

Alabama court allows release of evidence against governor The report also contains accusations that Bentley brought Mason with him in state vehicles and aircraft, at times overriding his security detail to do so. "To ensure the silence of his staff, Governor Bentley encouraged an atmosphere of intimidation", the report stated, adding there was "obsession and paranoia", and that Bentley "subjected career law enforcement officers to tasks meant to protect ... [Full Article...]

Dufner leads at RBC Heritage

Dufner leads at RBC Heritage The last six Heritage winners have come back from two or more strokes behind after 36 holes, since Jim Furyk rode a 36-hole lead to victory in 2010. Chasing is DeLaet, searching for his first PGA Tour victory, and Aiken's Kevin Kisner, who is two shots behind after a 5-under 66. [Full Article...]

Stars join protesters to demand Donald Trump publish his tax returns

He also voiced concerns about Trump's credibility and integrity given his perceived lack of transparency thus far. Their intent was to pressure Trump to release his tax documents and to help Trump opponents stake out their position ahead of the president's pending tax reform plan. [Full Article...]

Courts Halt Arkansas Multiple Execution Plan

Courts Halt Arkansas Multiple Execution Plan The state of Arkansas on Friday ran into a pair of new legal obstacles to its plan to carry out lethal injections on seven murderers in an unprecedented series of executions before the end of the month. "It is unfortunate that a USA district judge has chosen to side with the convicted prisoners in one of their many last-minute attempts to delay justice", Judd Deere, a spokesman for A.G. [Full Article...]

Dozens march in Raleigh demanding Trump release tax returns

He then tore into Trump's failure to release his tax returns , highlighting legislation he's sponsoring to require any US president to release his returns annually. Ron Wyden, of OR, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee and a keynote speaker. The main march unfolded in the nation's capital, where protesters gathered for a rally in front of the Capitol and then planned to march nea... [Full Article...]

United States judge puts hold on Arkansas plan for successive executions

United States judge puts hold on Arkansas plan for successive executions There are at least five lawsuits that could prevent Monday's scheduled executions from actually happening. The drug is used along with potassium chloride and midazolam. Arkansas was prepared to execute two of the inmates by lethal injection early next week. In his order, Griffen prohibited Arkansas from using the paralytic drug and said he would address its future ownership at a later hearing. [Full Article...]

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