Justice Dept. Threatens to Cut Funding for 9 Major 'Sanctuary' Jurisdictions

Justice Dept. Threatens to Cut Funding for 9 Major 'Sanctuary' Jurisdictions

He said that sanctuary city was an ill-defined term and New Orleans did not accept the moniker. "We don't think there's a problem", he said. The report also recommended that the department consider issuing guidance to grant recipients, require certification that they are complying with the federal law, consult with ICE and other law enforcement agencies to gauge whether the cities were sharing immigration information, and make sure that grant recipients "clearly communicate" to employees ... Read More

Jobless rates hit record lows in 4 U.S

Local unemployment numbers for March won't be out until next week, but Springfield had an unemployment rate of 7.3 percent in February, up a tenth of one percent from January. But the number employed declined by 4,100. "This pace of job growth over a decade is pretty much impossible to envision", said Gould. The job gains were offset somewhat by losses in government , 1,800; other services , such as fix and maintenance, 1,000; and manufacturing , 800. Read More

Trump Administration Could Reverse America's Course On Climate Change

Trump Administration Could Reverse America's Course On Climate Change

Tillerson's comments seemed to support the idea of staying in the Paris agreement, but McKenna said the US would continue meeting and negotiating with other countries regardless, as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Read More

Janet Jackson shares first picture of infant son

Janet Jackson shares first picture of infant son

Sources previously told People the couple split in January, after Eissa's arrival. The estranged couple reportedly plans to co-parent Eissa with Janet continuing to live in London. " Janet is super excited". The marriage was Janet's third - she was previously also Wednesday to James DeBarge and Rene Elizondo , Jr. She feels like this is one of the best things to ever happen to her, she says. Read More

LEADING OFF: Dodgers to unveil Jackie Robinson statue

Though, the Houston Astros have apparently taken to this to a whole new level. The Dodgers had opened the 1947 season at home against the Boston Braves, and 26,623 fans attended the game at Ebbets Field. It weighs 700 pounds and is secured with a 150-pound steel rod. " Jackie Robinson showed us you can stand up, be strong and be respected, and play great ball under tremendous pressure". Read More

Giraffe born at Toledo zoo won't go on exhibit for a while

The owner of the Animal Adventure Park started the live stream so that people could keep up with April's pregnancy while the zoo is closed in the off-season. You can sign up for the text updates on April the Giraffe's website and take a break from watching the live cam day and night in fear of missing out on the big moment. Read More

State budget clears second reading after extended debate

State budget clears second reading after extended debate

It is standard revenue accounting practices to collect payments, deposit and reconcile them next month", stated Senate Republican Caucus Chair and former Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston). The biggest drama of the night came after Representative Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford) filed an amendment to nix funds for a $900,000 agriculture program meant to mass exterminate wild hogs in order to stop the "hogapocalypse", as it's been called. Read More

Ralph Lauren to shut down Fifth Avenue Polo store

Ralph Lauren to shut down Fifth Avenue Polo store

Clothing will be moved to its other NY stores, including its Madison Avenue flagship and its downtown locations . The closures in NY represent the next step in that turnaround, CFO Jane Nielsen said in a statement Tuesday, indicating that the company can't ignore the pull of e-commerce. Read More

5 dead in Maharashtra as mercury rises through parts of India

5 dead in Maharashtra as mercury rises through parts of India

With mercury at 46.5°C, it is more than 7 degrees Celsius above normal for the city. The temperatures have been relentless in other parts of the country too with five towns in Odisha sweltering with temperatures above 43 degree Celsius mark. Read More

Fanged Coral Fish's Venomous Bite Could Lead to New Pain Treatments

Fanged Coral Fish's Venomous Bite Could Lead to New Pain Treatments

When the researchers injected the blenny venom into mice, it didn't seem to cause the mice any pain. The proteomic analysis found that the components were a neuropeptide that occurs in cone snail venom, a lipase that resembles one found in scorpions, and an opioid peptide. Read More

Severe weather and heavy rain threat Sunday night

A forecast map shows the potential for severe weather, including tornadoes, across nearly all of the Southeast on Monday . While the risk area and threat levels will need to be fine-tuned, stay weather aware Monday afternoon and evening. Read More

'Bathroom bill' could cost North Carolina more NCAA events

Details about the replacement weren't immediately available. The bill passed the Senate in a vote of 32 to 16, and later passed the House, 70 to 48. Principals in the compromise said they didn't get everything they wanted but that it merits approval. HB2 was a Republican-written law, passed primarily by Republican supermajorities. Read More

Playing Tetris may help prevent PTSD

Playing Tetris may help prevent PTSD

PTSD can occur when someone has been involved in an accident, war, torture, rape or other situations where they felt their life, or that of another, was in danger. The researchers said the next step would be to conduct a similar study on a larger group of patients, to examine how long any benefits of intervention like this could persist for and whether games like Tetris could help people who already have PTSD. Read More

Reality check: Is cancer a disease that strikes at random?

Reality check: Is cancer a disease that strikes at random?

In addition, Vogelstein, while speaking to NPR added, "We're not saying the only thing that determines the seriousness of the cancer, or its aggressiveness, or its likelihood to cause the patient's death, are these mutations". However, if a mutation occurs in a cancer driver gene, we might suffer from some bad luck. The overlap was nearly exact, suggesting that cancers in tissues with high rates of cellular turnover - including brain, kidney, colon and liver - were far more common than ... Read More

Girl badly burned by homemade slime (graphic photos)

Girl badly burned by homemade slime (graphic photos)

The girl was at a sleepover the weekend of March 18 when she woke up in agonizing pain. "The Borax is an acid and so the acid can burn the hands and topically can cause a significant burn", said Dr. "We made it a million times, too, and nothing happened", Quinn told WCVB. Borax, Elmer's Glue and Borax are the main ingredients in the slime. The gooey stuff has been around for a while, but it surged in popularity this year as more parents and kids began to share their creations on social ... Read More

County Health Rankings Highlights Risks & Benefits In Tri-County Area

County Health Rankings Highlights Risks & Benefits In Tri-County Area

St. Johns County has remained on top for the last six years , and Clay County has moved up and down within the top 10. Douglas County also continues to report a teen birth rate well below the state average. On the other extreme, Saratoga, Rockland, Nassau, Westchester and Putnam counties headed the top five healthiest counties in the ranking. This year's rankings also introduced a new measure focused on young people, those 16 to 24, who are not in school or working. Read More

'Pizzagate' Man Pleads Guilty in DC Shooting

'Pizzagate' Man Pleads Guilty in DC Shooting

After Welch found no evidence child sex-trafficking, no one was harmed and he surrendered, according to court documents . One charge was the interstate transport of firearms. Welch read the fake news on non-credible websites and watched YouTube videos that spread the fake story, according to the plea agreement. US District Judge Ketanji Jackson of the District of Columbia asked Welch during the sentencing hearing if he was the culprit who stormed the Comet Ping Pong on December 4. Read More

IL lawmakers propose legalizing, taxing recreational marijuana amid budget woes

IL lawmakers propose legalizing, taxing recreational marijuana amid budget woes

Heather Steans, of Chicago, would make it legal for IL residents 21 years of age and older to have up to 28 grams - 1 ounce - of marijuana. Eight states have already fully decriminalized and begun taxing cannabis, and annual tax revenue from marijuana sales could generate between $349 million and $699 million per year in new revenue for IL, according to the Colorado-based pro-legalization Marijuana Policy Project . Read More

Sears Announces Doubts Over Future

Shares of Sears plunged almost 13 percent Wednesday morning after the announcement. Already, the pension board agreement requires Sears to make a $250 million cash payment to its pension plan by March of 2020, and the pension board has a 15-year lien on revenue owed to Sears from future sales of Craftsman products. Read More

'Beauty and the Beast' sets March box office weekend record

'Beauty and the Beast' sets March box office weekend record

Official numbers will not be released until Monday, however the current sales already indicate that Beauty And The Beast will break Watson's personal record of $ 169 million for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, which now holds the title for the eighth all-time most successful opening weekend. Read More

Malaysia hunts four North Korean spies over Kim Jong-nam's assassination

Police confirmed Mr Kim's identity using the DNA of one of his children. Noor Rashid did not say when or where the consent was given. Malaysia responded with similar restrictions, but has begun deporting North Koreans here who overstayed the social passes or violated their working visas. Read More

Americans are having less sex than ever, a sweeping sociological study finds

Americans are having less sex than ever, a sweeping sociological study finds

Younger generations, such as millennials, tend to have sex less often than their grandparents did when they were young, in part because fewer of them have steady partners. Despite the drop across all groups, married people suffered the largest decline in sex. So, are long hours at work to blame for Americans' declining libido? The researchers offer a number of plausible explanations: More distractions getting in the way of sex, higher rates of depression, even chemical changes in the ... Read More

Subway swears its chicken is chicken and releases its own study

Subway swears its chicken is chicken and releases its own study

What you would also most likely expect is that the chicken is made of chicken, right? Five new oven roasted chicken pieces and five new orders of chicken strips were tested, following which the team averaged the results. It bolstered its response by releasing the results of its own study, commissioned in the wake of the CBC report. "The safety, quality, and integrity of our food is the foundation of our business". Read More

RVNA Health Source: CDC Warns of Flu Surge

Between Feb. 10 and Feb. 16 there were 5 flu deaths in Oklahoma. Tennessee 's reports indicated flu numbers went down from widespread to regional. One of the other four Forsyth victims was Autumn Savannah Jessup, 12, a seventh-grade student at Jefferson Middle School who died February 14, said James Womack, a funeral attendant at Perry-Spencer Funeral Home Inc.in Madison. Read More

New Study Shows Sharp Rise in Colorectal Cancers Among Young Adults

Children and teens today have high rates of obesity, which might mean more cases of colon and rectal cancer in the years ahead, she said . Siegel said the timing of this colorectal cancer trend parallels that of the obesity trend in the U.S. Read More