Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

Lawmakers stripped a lot of language from the original 'bathroom bill.' Now, it's only specific to schools, requiring students to use the bathroom of the gender on their birth certificate. A similar measure stalled in the House, but adding the amendment onto an emergency operation plan for schools is expected to push the bill through to law. [Full Article...]

NYS AMBER Alert Issued For Missing Twelve-Year-Old

NYS AMBER Alert Issued For Missing Twelve-Year-Old NYSP Machias activated the state's Amber Alert system at 12:20pm. She was reportedly taken in a stolen Chevy Silverado pickup truck by suspects believed to be armed and risky. They were driving a red Chevrolet Silverado with NY license plates CXA5836 and were believed to be carrying handguns. Police say it has a black bow tie on the front grille. [Full Article...]

Texas House approves judicial security bill prompted by judge's shooting

Final House approval came on Monday, sending the modified bill to the Senate , which should easily support it. Texas' legislative session ends May 29, but that's plenty of time - even if the bathroom bill is scaled-back enough to only affect the state's roughly 5.3 million public school students, and not the general public. [Full Article...]

U.S. extends protected status for Haiti natural disaster victims to January

U.S. extends protected status for Haiti natural disaster victims to January Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly announced yesterday that he has extended the TPS designation for Haiti from July 23 this year until January 22, 2018, "after careful review of the current conditions in Haiti and conversations with the Haitian government". [Full Article...]

Toni Anderson's death ruled accidental

Toni Anderson's death ruled accidental Friends say Anderson left work early on Sunday, January 15 from a local club and had planned to meet a friend. The officer told her to go park and collect herself. The vehicle was in drive with the keys in the ignition. That was the last anyone heard from her. 'No, they are going to perform a Breathalyzer test or other DUI testing and then determine if they need to take you in or not'. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia king: Trump's visit a 'turning point'

Mr Trump has presented the shift as a reinvestment in historical alliances with friendly nations in order to fight extremism and terrorism. "DRIVE THEM OUT of your holy land, DRIVE THEM OUT OF THIS EARTH". That message must be repeated and reinforced. We can not fight ISIS or the Taliban or prevent groups like them from rising up without the full cooperation of foreign governments or a real and s... [Full Article...]

UN Security Council condemns N. Korea missile test, vows sanctions

North Korea , which regularly threatens to destroy the United States in a sea of flames, has accused Washington of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war with recent military drills with South Korea and Japan. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, which was ordered to the region last month, is still in the Sea of Japan, where the missile landed Sunday. No date has been set, but a... [Full Article...]

James Bond Actor Roger Moore Dies at Age 89

James Bond Actor Roger Moore Dies at Age 89 Unicef paid tribute to Sir Roger, a long-term supporter and goodwill ambassador for the charity, in which they said the "world has lost one of its great champions for children". In November 2012 Sir Roger was presented with the first-ever UNICEF UK Lifetime Achievement Award which then became the Roger Moore Lifetime Achievement Award in celebration of his dedication to UNICEF, both as a generou... [Full Article...]

Trump Asked Intel Chiefs to Deny Russia Evidence

Trump Asked Intel Chiefs to Deny Russia Evidence He was, and is, desperately trying to convince the American public that reports of his campaign's ties to Russian Federation - and the possibility of collusion between the two - are totally ridiculous, "fake news" in Trump's parlance. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a member of the intelligence committee, said she also plans to press Comey regarding what was discussed with Trump about Flynn and whether... [Full Article...]

Avery Bradley helps Boston Celtics beat Cleveland Cavaliers in Eastern Conference finals

Smith said the Cavs need their star to be more aggressive than he showed Sunday. Cleveland still lead the Eastern Conference finals 2-1 and are expected to win the best-of-seven series, especially against a Celtics team who are without their best player, Isaiah Thomas . [Full Article...]

Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs

Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs And it would cut resources available to Superfund cleanup program, despite Pruitt's professed public support . But despite the EPA's commitment to environmental justice , it already tends to lag behind on its superfund cleanup duties. [Full Article...]

United States intel chief declines comment on any Trump request about Russian Federation

During an interview with CNN's Dana Bash on Tuesday, McCain compared the allegations to the plot of a "lousy movie". No confirmation, but no denial either from the Director of National Intelliegence. He also offered some advice to Trump, outlining two "templates" that the investigation could follow: Watergate or the probe into Iran-Contra, a scandal for which President Ronald Reagan expressed ... [Full Article...]

North Korea War a 'High Possibility,' South Korea's New President Says

North Korea War a 'High Possibility,' South Korea's New President Says North Korea on Sunday launched what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet, claiming it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead" in a test aimed at bringing the USA mainland within reach. You either support North Korea or you support us. I am willing to go anywhere for the peace of the Korean Peninsula", Moon said last week, "If needed, I will fly immediately to Washing... [Full Article...]

Trump's first budget calls for deep cuts to Medicaid

Trump's first budget calls for deep cuts to Medicaid Trump's budget proposal will likely pile on to that, say lawmakers, stripping Medicaid of much of its budget . The CBO projects USA economic growth will average almost 1.9 percent over the next decade. The components could change dramatically in the House and Senate before any budget becomes final. Trump's budget holds true to his campaign pledge to leave Medicare and Social Security... [Full Article...]

Israel police: Palestinian assailant stabs Israeli officer

I am telling you, that's what I do. " Trump said , 'That's an idea, '" Bennett recalled. "And my meeting with my very good friend Benjamin". "So you have another story wrong", he told reporters . Trump is also on a mission to negotiate peace between Israelis and Palestinians, which will likely be the subject of Wednesday's trip to the West Bank. [Full Article...]

Trump urges Muslims to fight 'crisis' of extremism in Saudi speech

The remarks by Zarif came in response to Trump's anti-Tehran comments in Riyadh on Sunday and his arms sale deal with Saudi Arabia . "But nations of the Middle East can not wait for American power to crush this enemy for them", Mr Trump told leaders of 55 Muslim majority countries representing more than a billion people. [Full Article...]

Target Pays Pittance To End Data Breach Lawsuit

Target Pays Pittance To End Data Breach Lawsuit California will receive more than $1.4 million from the settlement, the largest share of any state, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said. The 2013 data breach led to the resignation of longtime Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel . The hackers then accessed a customer service database and installed malware on the system to capture customers' full names, telephone numbers, email and maili... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande suspends tour following Manchester terror attack

Ariana Grande suspends tour following Manchester terror attack U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May called the bombing a "sickening attack" that targeted children and young people "who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives". She said Olivia was at the concert with a friend from school, who is now in the hospital with his family. "While we experienced the worst of humanity in Manchester last night, we also saw the best", sh... [Full Article...]

Thunderstorms leave behind damaged homes, power outages in Iowa

Thunderstorms leave behind damaged homes, power outages in Iowa The severe weather could continue into Wednesday, although a CBS meteorologist said conditions are expected to improve by Thursday. At least one person was killed near State Highway 152 and State Highway 34. Two people were killed Tuesday - one in Wisconsin and another in Oklahoma - following tornadoes and severe storms that ripped through several states. [Full Article...]

Trump Sends Congress $4.1T Spending Plan

Trump Sends Congress $4.1T Spending Plan People familiar with the plan were not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. An average of 44 million people received SNAP benefits in 2016, down from a peak of 47 million in 2013. And it uses savings from the budgets of the State Department, education, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture, which oversees the food stamp program... [Full Article...]

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