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Democratic legislators pressed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in her first public testimony since a contentious confirmation process. DeVos was answering questions on the White House budget proposal in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The budget proposal has been criticized by some for making deep cuts to public education to fund school choice voucher programs such as those that DeVos promoted in her home state of Michigan.
Part of California’s Highway 1 remains buried under a mountain of rock and dirt that stretches a quarter-mile wide.
President Trump and his wife, Melania, continued their excursion across the Middle East and Europe with a stop at the Vatican Wednesday, where they met Pope Francis. After Trump and Francis sat for photos, the pope revealed his initial impression of Trump when he met Melania. As they were shaking hands, Francis had a question for the first lady: What is your husband’s diet?
Convicted murderer Tommy Arthur — called the "Houdini" of death row by some after escaping seven prior execution dates — was scheduled to be put to death Thursday evening in Alabama, as his attorneys filed a flurry of last minute appeals. Arthur, 75, was convicted in the 1982 murder-for-hire slaying of Troy Wicker. Arthur's lawyers made multiple last-ditch appeals, both in and out of court, seeking to halt the execution originally scheduled for 6 p.m. CDT.
A Wisconsin woman has become a viral sensation after she jumped on the hood of her own moving car to prevent a carjacking. Melissa Smith, 27, was printing her receipt at a petrol station in Milwaukee when a stranger jumped into her car and began driving away. “I had my, ‘Oh no this isn’t happening to me today moment,’” Ms Smith told local news station WISN 12.
NBC Nightly News’ Pete Williams explains the facts around the killing of DNC staffer Seth Rich.
A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades. The weekend slide in Big Sur buried a portion of Highway 1 under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt and changed the coastline below to include what now looks like a rounded skirt hem, Susana Cruz, a spokeswoman with the California Department of Transportation, said Tuesday. More than 1 million tons of rock and dirt tumbled down a saturated slope in an area called Mud Creek.
British security forces raided an apartment building on May 24 in central Manchester as they investigated “a network” of people allegedly behind the city’s concert bombing. Hundreds of soldiers were sent to secure key sites across the country, including
All it took was a chance for this rescued pit bull to rise from the euthanasia list to a top K9 agent with a Washington state Police Department. Apollo, the latest drug-sniffing K9 with the Tukwila Police Department, could already be seen wooing the public during a Coffee with a Cop event at a local mall. In a Facebook post, the police department explained Apollo wasn’t like most of their K9 agents.
A Polish climber who claims to have traversed from Tibet to Nepal at the summit of Mount Everest may have crossed "illegally", authorities in Nepal said Wednesday. Janusz Adam Adamski posted on Facebook on Sunday that he had summited the world's highest peak via the northern route in Tibet before descending on the southern side into Nepal. "Janusz made it to the top of Mt Everest from the north and then descended to the south, making him the first Polish, and 15th in the world, to traverse the mountain," read a post on his Facebook page.
Rachel Maddow reports on the revelation that Donald Trump, while on the phone with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, revealed the classified location of U.S. submarines.
The Syrian army said on Wednesday it had killed Islamic State's military commander in Syria during operations in the north of the country, where the Russian-backed government forces are seizing more territory back from the jihadist group. If confirmed, this would represent a major blow against Islamic State (IS) ahead of an attack which the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) - an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters - are expected to launch against the jihadists in their stronghold of Raqqa city. A Syrian military source told Reuters the IS commander, Abu Musab al-Masri, had been the group's "minister of war" for Syria.
A pregnant teenager - an honour student with straights As - has been branded “immoral” by her school and told she cannot attend its graduation ceremony. Officials at Heritage Academy, a private Christian school in Maryland, said Maddi Runkles, 18, was not welcome at the event because she had to be held “accountable for her immorality”. “Maddi is being disciplined, not because she’s pregnant, but because she was immoral,” David Hobbs, the school administrator, said in a statement.
Service dogs deserve recognition for the great deeds they perform daily. Andrew "AJ" Schalk, a 16-year-old junior at Stafford High School in Virginia, certainly wanted to give his service dog, Alpha, the respect that was deserved for someone who has saved his life several times. Schalk was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2009.
Read: What Happened To Creepy Clowns? Sullivan’s arrest affidavit lists him as a “tattoo model.” According to police records, Sullivan has one prior conviction for cannabis possession. Later Wednesday, Sullivan bonded out and was released from police custody, following which he gave an interview with NBC 6 talking about his arrest and a felony charge.
A tanker truck driver was killed when his truck ran off Highway 99, overturned and exploded into flames in Atwater, California, authorities said.
A county attorney in Montana says he will review the case involving a Republican congressional candidate accused of shoving a reporter to the ground on the eve of a special election. Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert said Thursday he will set aside celebrity and hype and look at the facts surrounding Greg Gianforte's altercation with Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian.
The father of a black student who was murdered in a suspected hate crime, has accepted his son’s degree. In an emotional ceremony at Maryland's Bowie State University, Richard Collins Jr was cheered as he took the podium. Police have charged 22-year-old Sean Urbanski with his murder.
From the June 2017 issueWe live in strange times. A former reality-TV star has keys to the White House, the Chicago Cubs are World Series champs, and Ford Mustangs come with independent rear suspensions. But the Blue Oval’s seminal pony car has not lost
Britain hunted Thursday for a Libya-linked jihadist network thought to be behind the deadly Manchester bombing as US President Donald Trump threatened to prosecute anyone leaking details from the investigation to US media. With the row over intelligence-sharing escalating, a shellshocked Britain held a minute's silence to remember the victims of the latest Islamic State-claimed atrocity to hit Europe. After bowing their heads in silence, the grieving crowd in Manchester's St Ann's Square broke into a spontaneous, gentle rendition of "Don't Look Back in Anger" by the city's own Britpop band Oasis.
By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will next month demand Britain agree to pay a fixed percentage of the EU's outstanding obligations on the day it leaves the bloc, in defiance of a British rejection of that logic as "preposterous". A draft EU negotiating paper, seen by Reuters, that will be put to London when Brexit talks begin following a national election in Britain on June 8 makes clear that suggestions from Prime Minister Theresa May's government that the Union might end up owing rather than getting money cut no ice in Brussels. The paper on principles of the financial settlement that the EU wants from London on departure in March 2019 sets no figure, and chief negotiator Michel Barnier has made clear it cannot be calculated until the end as it depends on the EU's spending.
Many students dream of attending one of the colleges in the elite Ivy League for their undergraduate education. While getting accepted to one of the eight Ivy League schools in America, including the No. 1-ranked Princeton University, has long been
Fox News’s Sean Hannity likes to think he fits into the former camp. Hannity persists in peddling a thoroughly debunked conspiracy theory that is not just brazenly misguided (it’s a conspiracy theory!) but is downright painful. This time, the theory revolves around Hannity’s exploitation of the untimely death of a young Democratic National Committee staffer named Seth Rich.
In a brawl that officials say was extreme even by the violent standard of California prisons, correctional officers had to open fire to stop a melee that sent eight guards and seven inmates to hospitals. Pelican Bay State Prison guards in three gun towers fired 19 rifle bullets and three hard foam rounds to stop large groups of prisoners from attacking other correctional officers Wednesday. "They just ran toward the incident from several areas of the yard and just rushed the officers," said Terry Thornton, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
A Canadian hunter is lucky to be alive after being attacked by a black bear. Richard Wesley was bow hunting near Fire River, Ontario, when he noticed a large black bear roaming nearby. At first, the bear seemed unfazed by Wesley's presence, but when the hunter makes a sound in an attempt to scare off the approaching bear, it charges.