Graduation rate increases for the Sioux City Community School District

Independent charter schools are included in the state average but not in LA Unified's. The graduation rates for both LA Unified and the state have increased steadily since 2009-10 when the state changed how it calculated the measurement. At Golden... More..

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Federal court reaffirms Texas intentionally discriminated with voter ID law
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Federal court reaffirms Texas intentionally discriminated with voter ID law

Following the election of President Donald Trump, the Department of Justice found itself in the awkward spot of seeking delays in the case - a sign that under the leadership of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, t...More..

by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wisconsin churches on alert amid hunt for gun theft suspect

The manifesto does label federal officials as "agents of the 1% who enslave and keep the population down". In his statement , Oleson said the sheriff's office is working with police departments in Maus...More..

by | Sunday, April 09, 2017

Trump takes up health care with Rand Paul, on golf course

Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker said the focus when talks resumed would be on sticking points such as whether to allow states to opt out of Obamacare mandates that insurers must cover a minimu...More..

Portland Metro Saturday Weather: Winds up to 11 miles per hour, plus showers
by | Sunday, April 09, 2017

Portland Metro Saturday Weather: Winds up to 11 miles per hour, plus showers

A few rain showers or, in higher elevations, snow showers are possible. Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. WIND... South 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 55 miles per hour. Extende...More..

FDA Approves Genetic Test for Personal Disease Risk
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

FDA Approves Genetic Test for Personal Disease Risk

The genetic testing kits can be ordered online and require a mail-in saliva sample, which is used to identify more than 500,000 genetic variants. To use the genetic test service of 23andMe, a person only ha...More..

Storms force school closings after killing 2 in Louisiana
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Storms force school closings after killing 2 in Louisiana

Highs should reach the mid-70s with rain chances at 90 percent. Along I-16, there is a slight risk from severe weather, meaning scattered severe storms are possible. The storm system will continue moving east t...More..

Dangerous selfie ends with woman falling from 630-foot-high bridge
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Dangerous selfie ends with woman falling from 630-foot-high bridge

First Responders took the woman by stretch.to an awaiting helicopter ambulance... A woman plunged 60ft off the tallest bridge in California while trying to take a daredevil selfie. If she had fallen to the bo...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Closing arguments set in ex-NFL star's double murder trial

He said that about two hours after he and Hernandez left the club that night, he was driving when Hernandez saw Furtado and de Abreu stopped at a red light. The prosecution formally rested its case Monday afte...More..

Gay rights organizations hail court ruling as
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Gay rights organizations hail court ruling as "game changer"

Circuit Court of Appeals sends the case involving Kim Hively , a former IN community college teacher who claims she was denied promotions and let go from her job because she is a lesbian, back to a federal dis...More..

Bill Cosby judge expects trial to last 2 weeks; jury sequestered
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Bill Cosby judge expects trial to last 2 weeks; jury sequestered

Constand said Cosby, who was a friend, drugged her before engaging in unwanted sexual contact. Constand said Cosby told her the pills were herbal medication, but she insists they made her pass out. Prosecutor...More..

Kentucky's Last Abortion Clinic Can Stay Open for Now, Judge Says
by | Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Kentucky's Last Abortion Clinic Can Stay Open for Now, Judge Says

His administration shut down another EMW abortion facility in Lexington past year after state officials caught it masquerading as a doctor's office and performing abortions without a license. An EMW clinic th...More..

Search underway for gunman after Texas deputy constable shot
by | Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Search underway for gunman after Texas deputy constable shot

The Texas Rangers, Harris County Sheriff's Office, Harris County Precinct 3 Constable's Office and Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force are assisting the Baytown Police Department in search of the suspect. N...More..

Somali pirates hijack Indian cargo ship
by | Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Somali pirates hijack Indian cargo ship

The pirates on Monday afternoon anchored the sailboat on the coast off Elhur, 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Hobyo, which was a center of the piracy that was rampant several years ago, said Ahmed Mohamed, an...More..

James Comey's Secret Twitter Account May Have Been Found
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

James Comey's Secret Twitter Account May Have Been Found

One account in particular stood out - @projectexile7, which appears to reference a federal program Comey helped develop as an attorney. All it took, Feinberg said on the Gizmodo website where she is a s...More..

Senate heads for Supreme Court showdown
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Senate heads for Supreme Court showdown

She said the ads "will force vulnerable senators up for re-election ... to decide between keeping their Senate seats or following Chuck Schumer's liberal, obstructionist agenda". Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will not ...More..

Pinwheel initiative represents child abuse awareness in Boulder County
by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Pinwheel initiative represents child abuse awareness in Boulder County

Join us and mascot Bernie as we parade against child abuse around the 66ers baseball field. Similarly, FCB recognizes the importance of community, fostering a corporate culture that promotes employee volunteeri...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Child dies, 13 hurt after carbon monoxide leak at hotel pool

One child found in a first-floor room at the hotel told officers she had been in the pool room earlier with the other six children, and she was treated. There were also high levels of carbon monoxide in other a...More..

by | Monday, April 03, 2017

Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes

According to the National Weather Service in Lincoln, strong to severe storms are expected this afternoon , with large hail and winds gusting up to 23 miles per hour. As it approaches the Pine Belt around 5 a....More..

Heinrich Questions Witnesses During Hearing On Russian Interference In The 2016 Election
by | Sunday, April 02, 2017

Heinrich Questions Witnesses During Hearing On Russian Interference In The 2016 Election

Rubio said both attacks were traced to a Russian IP address, and that neither attack was successful. Cohen-Watnick is among about a dozen White House officials who would have access to the types of classified...More..

Remains found in Arizona confirmed as Isabel Celis who vanished in 2012
by | Sunday, April 02, 2017

Remains found in Arizona confirmed as Isabel Celis who vanished in 2012

Magnus said the investigation into the girl's death is ongoing. In a statement on its Facebook page, it said: "The Tucson Police Department will continue to actively pursue those responsible for any involveme...More..

Paul Ryan: Push for health-care reform will continue
by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Paul Ryan: Push for health-care reform will continue

Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, resigned from the House Freedom Caucus on Sunday, days after splitting with the ultra-conservative group to support the GOP health care bill. "The conservative group was insisting on v...More..

Senate GOP needs Pence to break tie on family planning funds
by | Saturday, April 01, 2017

Senate GOP needs Pence to break tie on family planning funds

Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state blasted the bill as an attempt to override women's rights. Pence made the tiebreaker vote on Thursday after two Republican Senators had joined all Senate...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

North Carolina lawmakers vote to undo 'bathroom bill'

The NCAA has already pulled seven championship events in baseball, soccer, lacrosse and other sports from North Carolina for the current academic year because of HB2. He says if the General Assembly's Repub...More..

Tennessee authorities: Reported sighting of missing teen, abductor unsubstantiated
by | Friday, March 31, 2017

Tennessee authorities: Reported sighting of missing teen, abductor unsubstantiated

ET. Cummins and Thomas were last seen on the morning of Monday, March 13 in Columbia, Tennessee. Law enforcement in Collierville issued a BOLO (Be-On-The-Lookout) with information about a possible sightin...More..

by | Friday, March 31, 2017

US Senate axes Obama order forcing states to fund Planned Parenthood

The deadlock came after defections from the party line by Republicans Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), who has been absent for several weeks recovering from two back ...More..

Multiple rounds of severe storms in US forecast
by | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Multiple rounds of severe storms in US forecast

A tornado or two is not out of the question, the weather service said. Stay weather aware! Be sure to sign up for free text alerts - we can send watches, warnings, and advisories directly to your smart phone ...More..

New Claims on Ties to Russia, Wiretapping
by | Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New Claims on Ties to Russia, Wiretapping

As NPR reported Wednesday, Nunes raised eyebrows when he said he had "new intelligence" from unidentified sources about members of the Trump campaign being caught up in surveillance of foreign targets. "That's ...More..

by | Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Incredible video from Oakland fire this morning

They searched the building upon arriving and began rescue efforts. Kirsten Evans, 52, said she is paying $1,100 a month for a small studio apartment without a kitchen in the building. An Oakland Fire chief sa...More..

One Killed And 15 Injured in Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting
by | Monday, March 27, 2017

One Killed And 15 Injured in Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting

According to Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate , numerous injured have been admitted to local hospitals with life-threatening injuries and that there is a possibility that the death toll could go up furthe...More..

Colorado sheriffs say they won't be shamed by new ICE naughty list
by | Monday, March 27, 2017

Colorado sheriffs say they won't be shamed by new ICE naughty list

Philadelphia, Washington D.C., NY and many others force their local law enforcement officers to make a choice - call ICE about an illegal criminal and face potential punishment or violate the oath they took to ...More..

Huntington Beach pro-Trump demonstration gets ugly, violent
by | Monday, March 27, 2017

Huntington Beach pro-Trump demonstration gets ugly, violent

Some of the arrests were for "illegal use of pepper spray", Pearsall said. NBC Los Angeles reported that pepper spray was allegedly used in one instance by an anti-Trump protester who claimed he was defending...More..

by | Sunday, March 26, 2017

Teamsters Applaud Presidential Permit For Keystone XL

The pipeline will bring about $2.4 billion in revenue to Canada each year by helping the country's oil-sands producers move 800,000barrelsof crude oil per day from land-locked Alberta to ports in Texas for expo...More..

Pizzagate' Gunman Pleads Guilty to Carrying Firearm Into DC Restaurant
by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Pizzagate' Gunman Pleads Guilty to Carrying Firearm Into DC Restaurant

Welch, 28, was arrested for firing an AR-15 inside Comet Ping Pong, a pizza restaurant in northwest D.C. The incident was sparked by a false story that implicated the pizza joint in a child sex-trafficking oper...More..

by | Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sindarius Thornwell leads SC in everything

The shine on Gamecock athletics hasn't been this bright since ESPN led their six o'clock Sportscenter interviewing Jadeveon Clowney in 2013 about whether or not he would play his junior year. Plus, two straight...More..