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Ex-Penn State president a 'failure'

Sandusky , a former assistant coach in Penn State's football program, is serving a 30- to 60-year term in prison after he was convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Paterno "could have made that phone call without so much as getting his hands dirty". He was dismissed as coach days after Sandusky was charged and died of cancer in 2012 at age 85. [Full Article...]

Scott, legislative leaders announce special session

Scott, legislative leaders announce special session Enterprise Florida is an Orlando-based nonprofit that acts as the state's economic development arm, awarding cash incentives and tax breaks to companies that create jobs. The budget approved by the Legislature only includes $25 million. Scott was angered over the Legislature's decision to slash spending for economic development and tourism incentives, as well as rejecting his call for $200 mill... [Full Article...]

Schwarzenegger chides Trump over Paris climate agreement pullout

Schwarzenegger chides Trump over Paris climate agreement pullout The US decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement adopted by almost 200 countries, including India , will not stop its incredible momentum, the United Nations environment head said on Friday. Michael Bloomberg , the United Nations special envoy for cities and climate change, at the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City on December 1. In a speech during the EU-China Business Summit, Jea... [Full Article...]

White House braces for more scrutiny as Trump rallies behind Kushner

It comes as Trump returned to Washington from his first global trip, renewed his tweets about unfair media coverage, and eyed a major retooling of his White House staff to deal with Russia-related scrutiny. Meanwhile, a parade of senior Republicans appeared on United States airwaves on Sunday to tamp down the story s significance, some saying it was not all that unusual to seek to establish "b... [Full Article...]

BYU Baseball: Cougars routed by CSU Fullerton in NCAA opener

BYU Baseball: Cougars routed by CSU Fullerton in NCAA opener At that point, it was 3-0 Stanford , and the game was all but over - Sacramento State hadn't won a game all season in which Dillon had allowed three or more earned runs, and Stanford was 25-1 this season when leading after three innings. BYU got another pair of runners aboard in the sixth with two-out singles by Kringlen and Hale, but the tandem was stranded. The Cougars (37-20) are relegated t... [Full Article...]

Gunshots, Explosions Reported at Casino Complex in Manila

Numerous dead suffocated in the chaos as guests and staff tried to flee choking smoke at the complex, according to a report by ANC News channel, quoting Bureau of Fire Protection sources. The gunman parked his vehicle at the second floor of the building, started firing in the air and burned some tables before entering the storage room. [Full Article...]

Should 'Can't Be Trusted' Jared Kushner Be Stripped Of Security Clearance?

Should 'Can't Be Trusted' Jared Kushner Be Stripped Of Security Clearance? Wednesday's very brief, off-camera gaggle could be a sign of what future interactions between the White House and the media will be like. Lewandowski emphasized that anyone wanting to work on the White House communications staff would need to already know Trump . [Full Article...]

Debunking myths about the Paris climate accord

Our mission has always been to leave the world better than we found it. Other industry titans had also mounted eleventh-hour efforts to salvage USA participation in the deal. Unlike the U.S., China is not required to reduce emissions immediately and actually can increase emissions until 2030. But India and China contended that their economies, which are less developed than the U.S., are not ye... [Full Article...]

Woman chained in container to get $25000 cold case reward

Woman chained in container to get $25000 cold case reward A SC woman who spent two months chained inside a metal container says her captor bragged that he was good at killing people and warned her she could be next if she fought back or ran. Twelve years later, Kohlhepp killed married couple Johnny and Megan Leigh Coxie, who he'd hired to work on his property. On her right was her son, Scott Ponder Jr., who never met his father. [Full Article...]

Cause of Wisconsin Corn Mill Blast Unclear; 1 Worker Missing

She says four are in the hospital's burn center, while the fifth is in the hospital's trauma and life support center. She declined to release further details. The company stores, mills and transports corn products, and specializes in ethanol production, according to Didion Milling's website and LinkedIn page . [Full Article...]

Family of suspect in Portland stabbing offers condolences

Family of suspect in Portland stabbing offers condolences Suspect Jeremy Joseph Christian , 35, was due to appear in court to face two counts of felony aggravated murder and other charges. Wheeler had called on the USA government to revoke a permit for an event Sunday billed as a pro-President Donald Trump free-speech rally and not to issue a permit for the rally against Islamic law. [Full Article...]

Georgia peach crop faces nearly 80 percent loss this year

Georgia peach crop faces nearly 80 percent loss this year The Georgia Agriculture Commission says the state is expected to lose about $300 million in 2017. Bad news if you've been waiting all winter to sink your teeth into a juicy Georgia peach: It's probably not going to be a great summer for cobblers. [Full Article...]

Sheriff: Explosion at Wisconsin plant kills at least 1

You know, it's pretty hard for them. And in this village of just under 800 people, Cathy Ramirez is the kind of person who knows just about everybody. Power was knocked out in much of the area, and local schools are closed. Raymond, the schools superintendent, said his district plans to have counselors on hand when students return Friday. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk is leaving presidential councils over withdrawal from Paris accord

The Paris agreement commits the U.S. and 187 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels and "endeavour to limit" them even more, to 1.5C. It wasn't only heavy on fossil fuels but it went through a depression where our unemployment was greater than the Great Depression.' It was only when we started to look to the future we started to have a... [Full Article...]

Trump calls for end of the legislative filibuster

Trump calls for end of the legislative filibuster Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., a senior House appropriator, said he doubts whether Republicans alone can pass a debt-ceiling increase and urged Trump and congressional leaders to spend June and July negotiating a deal with Democrats that would extend the debt limit, set new spending numbers and possibly extend the Children's Health Insurance Program, whose funding lapses on September 30. [Full Article...]

Reaction to Trump pulling US out of global climate change accord

Countries also agreed on a more aspirational goal at Paris to try to limit warming to 1.5 degrees, which was seen as a safer level for low-lying island states and other more vulnerable countries. Several weeks ago following a direct chat with the president, Musk said he was " cautiously optimistic " that Trump would not withdraw from the agreement, which could have serious consequences not o... [Full Article...]

Family of Oregon stabbing suspect offers condolences

Family of Oregon stabbing suspect offers condolences Fletcher was released from an area hospital late on Monday. He is charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of two men who intervened when he shouted religious slurs at two women who were the subject of the religious slurs on Friday . [Full Article...]

Hate speech stabbing suspect has repeated outbursts in court

Hate speech stabbing suspect has repeated outbursts in court Police arrested Jeremy Christian , who has ties to white supremacist groups, soon afterward. Police said they are investigating Christian's alleged extremist views. "I'm a patriot, and I hope everyone I stabbed died." he was recorded saying by the audio system of police vehicle. Christian, charged with murder , attempted murder, intimidation and being a felon in possession of a restricted we... [Full Article...]

Illinois House won't take up budget bills on last day of session

Even though there was general pessimism in the Capitol on Wednesday after another failed attempt at budgeting, some felt that a breakthrough would come in June. Standard & Poor's said it downgraded IL to near junk status because the state is "now at risk of entering a negative credit spiral, where downgraded credit ratings would trigger contingent demands on state liquidity, further exacerbating... [Full Article...]

12-year-old California girl wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

Vinay will take home a $40 thousand cash prize and an engraved trophy from Scripps . An 8th grader at Randolph Middle School made it into the top 25 spellers at the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee . Her wins breaks a streak of three straight years of co-champions. Tejas, from Glen Allen, Virginia, finished in the top 10 in 2014 and 2015. These statistics are mind-boggling given the fa... [Full Article...]


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