White House Responds to I-Unit Investigation on Campus Cops

The Obama Administration is releasing new guidelines concerning the use of campus-based police officers across the country's more than 95,000 public schools. The push for national reform comes in the wake of a more than a year-long NBC Bay Area investigation, which exposed how the misuse of school police officers can leave children with criminal records for what some describe as just childish misbehavior.

North Carolina’s embattled departing governor is taking a page…

North Carolina's Republican governor seemed to be taking a page out of Donald Trump's book on Monday when he defended a controversial law stripping power away from his Democratic successor. House Bill 17 contains several measures that limit the executive authority of incoming governor Roy Cooper, who defeated incumbent Pat McCrory by about 10,000 votes in November.

Dems press for Tillerson’s tax returns

Democrats are accusing Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to become secretary of state, of reneging on a pledge to hand over three years worth of tax returns. A standard questionnaire sent jointly by Democrats and Republicans asks whether the nominee would be willing to provide prior tax returns for himself and his spouse "if asked."

FBI Sought Evidence Of Intrusions In Hillarya

The FBI was trying to get a look at thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails on disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner's computer partly to see if anyone had hacked in to steal classified information, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. Investigating possible hacking appeared to be a secondary rationale for the email search, which FBI Director James Comey launched in the waning days of the presidential election.

Trump hosts candidates for key Veterans Affairs post

President-elect Donald Trump met Tuesday met with candidates for his unfilled Cabinet positions, including prospective hires to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, a beleaguered agency that the Republican businessman has vowed to overhaul. Vice President-elect Mike Pence met with members of his incoming national security team a day after acts of violence rocked the world.

‘Subway Therapy’ Sticky Notes to be Preserved by Historical Society

The "Subway Therapy" sticky notes posted throughout the New York City after the presidential election will be preserved by the New York Historical Society in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Post-It notes started popping up in the subway tunnel walkway along 14th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues after president-elect Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 election, DNAinfo New York noted .

Limbaugh: Obama Lining Up to Be ‘Divisive’ Force Against Trump

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh predicts President Barack Obama will "try to create all kinds of unrest and disunity" once President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20. During his national radio show Tuesday , Limbaugh also lashed out at cable and network news personalities who will likely be happy to give Obama the media platform. "Obama's gonna call [NBC's] Chuck Todd, take his pick, [CNN's] John King, [CNN's] Wolf Blitzer, take your pick, he can call any of them, 'Hey, you know what, I want to go on TV, grant an exclusive, Trump's about to destroy Obamacare,'" Limbaugh predicted.

PM Trudeau says he’ll defend Canadian interests, values, if Trump goes too far

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he would not hesitate to protect the interests - and the values - of Canadians if they clash with the agenda of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump. In a year-end interview with The Canadian Press, Trudeau was asked where he would draw a line in the sand between himself and Trump, who promises to be a less-than-ordinary president of the world's only superpower and Canada's most important trading partner.

The Latest: Man held for death of ex-reality show contestant

Volkswagen reached a deal with U.S. regulators and attorneys for car owners for the remaining 80,000 diesel vehicles caught in the company's emissions cheating scandal, a federal judge announced Tuesday. Volkswagen reached a deal that will give at least some owners of the remaining 80,000 diesel vehicles caught in the company's emissions cheating scandal the option of a buyback and provide compensation to all of them... The California Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a voter-approved measure intended to speed up the appeals process for the state's Death Row inmates to give it time to consider a lawsuit challenging the measure.

Caricoma s take on Trumpa s politicsDec. 20, 2016, 8:30 PM Ast

While there are widening concerns within the United States, among both leading Democrats and Republicans, over early statements and policy initiatives of president-elect Donald Trump, there has been a warm reception in the region for the draft US-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act from the Georgetown-based Caricom Secretariat. Passage of the bill in the US congress could well lay the foundation for new and more enlightened co-operation between the US and the Caribbean region in the vital health sector that is often plagued by various problems and challenges.

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Volkswagen reached a deal with U.S. regulators and attorneys for car owners for the remaining 80,000 diesel vehicles caught in the company's emissions cheating scandal, a federal judge announced Tuesday. Volkswagen reached a deal that will give at least some owners of the remaining 80,000 diesel vehicles caught in the company's emissions cheating scandal the option of a buyback and provide compensation to all of them... The California Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a voter-approved measure intended to speed up the appeals process for the state's Death Row inmates to give it time to consider a lawsuit challenging the measure.

Obama Bans Future Oil Leases in Much of the Arctic and Atlantic


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In this May 14, 2015, file photo, the oil drilling rig Polar Pioneer is towed toward a dock in Elliott Bay in Seattle. The rig was the first of two drilling rigs Royal Dutch Shell was outfitting for Arctic oil exploration.

USDA will allow lemon imports from Argentina

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Dec. 20 that it would publish its final rule allowing lemon imports from areas of Argentina into the U.S. Its pest risk assessment and three site visits, most recently in September, led the agency to conclude that a systems approach requiring registration, monitoring, treatment and traceability protocols for production and packinghouses, among other measures, would reduce the risk of introducing Argentine pests into the U.S. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service sent the rule to the Federal Register, to take effect 30 days after publication.

Volkswagen Reaches New Deal on Emissions

Volkswagen reached a $1 billion agreement with U.S. car owners and regulators to fix or buy back about 83,000 Audi, VW and Porsche vehicles with emissions-cheating 3.0-liter diesel engines. Bloomberg's Ramy Inocencio reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."

Oklahoma finance officials predict $868M budget hole

After two consecutive years of deep cuts to state agencies, including public education, the Oklahoma Legislature will again be grappling with another budget hole estimated to be about $868 million, or more than 12 percent of state spending, finance officials announced on Tuesday. Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger, the governor's chief budget negotiator, released budget projections that show state revenue collections won't be enough to trigger a further cut in the state's individual income tax rate from 5 percent to 4.85 percent.

Greg Abbott Picked a Twitter Fight With “Faithless Elector” Chris Suprun


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Donald Trump's tagline on The Apprentice , the NBC reality show that helped maintain the real estate magnate's profile as he entered the political arena, was a natural fit. It was the sort of thing that sounded authentic coming from Trump.

Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s environmental plan ‘egregious’


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Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that President Barack Obama's plan to ban offshore drilling in parts of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans is "egregious" and reveals that the White House is trying to "nail everything to the floor so it can't be moved" before Donald Trump takes over. "Of course it can be moved," said Krauthammer.

Just three states took in a quarter of all refugees in 2016

The U.S. took in its most refugees in fiscal year 2016 since 1999, with just three states taking a quarter of all new arrivals. California , Texas and New York took in a combined 24 percent of the 84,955 admitted refugees, who are people who are fleeing their own country because of persecution and threats to their personal safety.

Uncertainty on eve of North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ debate

FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper speaks during a forum in Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina legislators will repeal the contentious HB2 law that limited protections for LGB... RALEIGH, N.C. - Legislators who passed the North Carolina law known as the "bathroom bill" eight months ago head back to the Capitol on Wednesday to consider repealing it. But there's uncertainty over exactly what lawmakers will do, in part because this Republican-controlled legislature has shown a willingness to go its own way, despite intense outside pressure to scrap the law.

JOY is slammed as sexist after encouraging women to dress like ‘marriage material’

Pop icon to the rescue! Richard Marx helps take down deranged passenger in epic four-hour battle involving tasers and a rope in the skies over China after crazed man started attacking hostesses Slain Russian ambassador's wife sobs on his coffin as he is flown home to Moscow amid elaborate ceremony after being gunned down in front of her eyes in Istanbul The ONE thing every successful person does in the morning to ensure they have the most productive day China claims to have a working version of NASA's impossible engine orbiting the Earth - and will use it in satellites 'imminently' Dinner to die for: Photographer recreates the last meal chosen by every death row prisoner who was executed in 2016 Teenage girl 'was drugged and raped by a frat boy as his friend filmed the horrific attack' inside a frat house in Charleston Rocky Mountains and northern Great Plains can expect a White ... (more)

Wisconsin’s Walker asks Trump for more control over refugees

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker asked President-elect Donald Trump in a letter delivered Tuesday to give his state more authority in determining how many refugees can come from countries with ties to terrorism. Walker also asked for help to allow the state to proceed with drug testing for some food stamp recipients and legalize the hunting of gray wolves.

The right to a public thumbs-down

You'd think that would be a given, a core American principle. But when it came to customers' right to publicly express dissatisfaction with a particular business, it took an act of Congress - literally - to nail it down.

Meet Debra Wong Yang, who could be Trump’s SEC chairman

The next top cop on Wall Street could be Debra Wong Yang, a former federal prosecutor who is currently a star lawyer who has defended the likes of Uber and Chris Christie. Yang is being considered by President-elect Donald Trump to become chairman/Gibson Dunn Law practice via CNN The next top cop on Wall Street could be Debra Wong Yang, a former federal prosecutor who is currently a star lawyer who has defended the likes of Uber and Chris Christie.

Progressives will no longer play ‘footsie’ with Donald Trump


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Despite President-elect Donald Trump's final victory in the Electoral College, his opponents within and without government are already preparing the ground for opposition over the next four years. Coupled with President Obama's vow during his final White House press conference that he intends to be vocal after leaving the White House, groups affiliated with him are getting ready for protests on Inauguration Day and political action afterwards.

Priorities USA positions itself as center of gravity for the left in the Trump era

The super PAC that poured nearly $200 million into trying to elect Hillary Clinton president is remaking itself as a permanent center of opposition to the impending Trump administration, with the long-term aim of helping the Democratic Party claw back voters it lost in the November election. Priorities USA Action is merging with a nonprofit voting rights group called Every Citizen Counts to form an expanded organization with an ambitious agenda, according to veteran Democratic strategist Guy Cecil, who ran both organizations and will lead the merged group.

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As I take a look back at the 2016 election, two issues should be examined to assure future free and fair elections. First, we should have a constructive and bipartisan discussion about the benefits of the Electoral College.

Volkswagen deal on diesel cars gives buyback option for some

Volkswagen reached a deal that will give at least some owners of the remaining 80,000 diesel vehicles caught in the company's emissions cheating scandal the option of a buyback and provide all of them with compensation on top of any repurchase or repairs, a federal judge announced Tuesday. The settlement with U.S. regulators and attorneys for owners of the 3-liter diesel cars will include a choice of a buyback for 20,000 vehicles, according to U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco.

Court unseals search warrant for Hillary Clinton’s emails


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The FBI told a federal court it needed a search warrant to look at thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails on the laptop of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner because they had the potential to cause "grave damage to national security" if disclosed, according to court documents made public Tuesday. The wording was contained in a redacted search warrant and other court papers that were previously under seal in the investigation of an online relationship between Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and a teenage girl in North Carolina.

Schimel Calls For Legislative Map Re-Draw Tuesday, December 20

State Attorney general Brad Schimel tells WKOW the move is necessary in order to make the district maps constitutional. He still believes the three-judge federal panel was in error when it ruled last month that Wisconsin's current district lines are unconstitutional, but Schimel says he will submit a remedy to the court as ordered.

Search Warrant Unsealed in Clinton Email Probe

A federal court in New York has released redacted copies of the search warrant and other documents that gave the FBI permission to take a second look at Hillary Clinton's emails. Among the documents unsealed Tuesday was an FBI affidavit arguing there was probable cause to examine the emails found on a computer belonging to former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

President Barack Obama has designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing. The move on Tuesday helps put some finishing touches on Obama's environmental legacy while also testing President-elect Donald Trump's promise to unleash the nation's untapped energy reserves.

New York Appeals Court Rules No Public Performance Rights in Pre-1972 Sound Recordings


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In a big victory for SiriusXM and a major setback for owners of older sound recordings, a lower court's decision is reversed. In a decision that could save satellite radio giant SiriusXM at least $5 million and represent a huge relief to terrestrial radio operators and others who broadcast older music, a New York appeals court on Tuesday concluded that New York's common law doesn't protect the public performance of pre-1972 sound recordings.

El-Erian says sustaining Trump rally depends on Germany, China

The global stock surge tied to Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. has a better chance of enduring if the president-elect can coax nations such as Germany, Japan and China to embrace reforms, said Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz SE's chief economic adviser. "In order for this Trump rally to be sustained, it's not just about implementing policies at home," Mr. El-Erian said Tuesday in an interview on Bloomberg Television.

Did Trump pass over Huckabee, as he did Giuliani and Christie?

NO FIT: How Huckabee described the outcome of his talk with Donald Trump about a potential role in his administration. The Wall Street Journal says people are taking note that some Donald Trump loyalists, who defended him in the dark hours after the release of the pussy-grabbing comment on video, haven't landed spots yet in his administration.

Beaufort County the right site for Reconstruction monument

Count us among those who hope President Barack Obama will designate a national monument to Reconstruction in Beaufort County before the end of his term. Reconstruction often gets relatively little attention compared to the Civil War that preceded it and "has long been misunderstood," notable historian Eric Foner has written.

Will Trump live up to his infrastructure promises?

Even as they maneuver for a share of the $1 trillion in spending Donald Trump promised to rebuild America's roads, bridges and airports, lobbyists for transportation and utility industries are beginning to wonder whether Trump really meant what he said. From the day he formally entered the presidential race to the moment he declared victory, Trump pledged to rebuild the nation's aging and inadequate infrastructure.

Gingrich: Trump Should Flout Law, Pardon Advisers

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested that Donald Trump could pardon members of his administration who break the law, including his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. "It is a totally open power, and he could simply say, 'Look, I want them to be my advisers.

The Latest: McConnell says no to select panel on Russia

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rejecting calls for a special Senate investigative committee focused on possible interference in U.S. elections by Russia and other countries. McConnell says a finding by U.S. intelligence officials that Moscow hacked Democratic emails in a bid to elevate Donald Trump "is a serious issue, but it doesn't require a select committee."

ACC hosts chaplain leadership symposium

Chaplain Timothy Butler, the Air Combat Command command chaplain, speaks to chaplains from across the command at the ACC Chaplain Corps Leadership Development Symposium Dec. 8, 2016. The idea for the symposium formed when the command chaplains and their assistants from three different major commands discovered they were all contemplating the same idea: how to improve leadership within the chaplain corps.

Conway vows to go after political consultants

Kellyanne Conway, senior advisor to President-elect Trump's transition team, vowed Tuesday to rein in the power of political consultants, in addition to that of lobbyists. "Draining the swamp is not just about lobbying and politicians, it's also about consultants," Conway said during an interview on "The Laura Ingraham Show" radio program on Tuesday.

McConnell rejects calls for select panel on Russian meddling

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rejecting bipartisan calls for a special committee to investigate Russian interference in the U.S. election, which American intelligence says was aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. The likely meddling by Russia "is a serious issue, but it doesn't require a select committee," said McConnell, R-Ky.

Grassley questions oversight of foreigners who get US flight training

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is demanding information about the Obama administration's oversight of foreign nationals who receive flight training in the United States. In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, Grassley, R-Iowa, said an Oct. 11 airplane crash in East Hartford, Conn., has raised his suspicions about flight school training of the pilot, Feras M. Freitekh, a Jordanian national living in the United States.

Revolt fizzles as Trump easily wins Electoral College vote

Despite weeks of lobbying and a day of protests, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump won all but two of the Electoral College votes he claimed on Election Day, ensuring he will become America's 45th president. There were more protest votes among Democratic electors - five - than there were among Republicans.

Trump wins Electoral College vote; a few electors break ranks

Republican Donald Trump prevailed in U.S. Electoral College voting on Monday to officially win election as the next president, easily dashing a long-shot push by a small movement of detractors to try to block him from gaining the White House. Trump, who is set to take office on Jan. 20, garnered more than the 270 electoral votes required to win, even as at least half a dozen U.S. electors broke with tradition to vote against their own state's directives, the largest number of "faithless electors" seen in more than a century.

McCaughey: ‘Agents of Change’ in Trump’s Cabinet

Betsy McCaughey, former Lieutenant Governor of New York, explains which issues President-elect Donald Trump will tackle at the start of his administration in order to boost the U.S. economy and how he is constructing his cabinet. Robert Hormats, vice chairman at Kissinger Associates, joins the conversation on "Bloomberg Surveillance."

Soccer Leak Revealing Offshore Millions Prompts French Probe

France is the latest country to investigate possible tax avoidance by soccer stars, coaches and their managers following the leak of financial information published by media organizations across Europe. France's financial prosecutor opened a preliminary probe into possible laundering of tax-fraud proceeds earlier this month, it said Tuesday in a statement.

Ex-Deutsche Bank Russia Trader Accused of Stock Manipulation

Yuri Khilov, while head of Deutsche Bank AG's Russia equity trading desk, allegedly engaged in "large-scale" market manipulation from 2013 to 2015, using accounts that he opened in his relatives' names, according to the Russian central bank. Khilov is accused of booking trades in the name of Deutsche Bank's London office and then buying and selling stocks for his relatives within minutes, skimming the profit, the Bank of Russia said in a statement Tuesday.

Energy – Tsunamis’ Threaten to Drag Oil Down to $10, Engie Says

The oil industry must brace for five energy "tsunamis" that threaten to drag prices as low as $10 a barrel in less than a decade, according to The falling cost of solar power and battery storage, rising sales of electric vehicles, increasingly "smart" buildings and cheap hydrogen will all weigh on crude, Thierry Lepercq, head of research, technology and innovation at the French energy company, said in an interview. "Even if oil demand continues to climb until 2025, its price could drop to $10 if markets anticipate a significant fall in demand," Lepercq said at his office near Paris.

BOE’s McCafferty Sees Prolonged Period of Above-Target Inflation

U.K. inflation will accelerate quickly above the the Bank of England's 2 percent target and could stay there for a prolonged period, according to policy maker Ian McCafferty. In a speech to a business group in the south of England, McCafferty said there are "limits" to how much officials will tolerate an overshoot above their 2 percent target, but any action must be weighed against its potential impact on the broader economy.

Setting the Record Straight on Sessions & School Funding

On November 21, 2016, Thomas J. Sugrue published an op-ed titled, "Jeff Sessions' Other Civil Rights Problem," in the New York Times that I believe unfairly criticized Senator Sessions regarding the so-called "equity funding" case. Before my retirement, I served as an associate justice on the Alabama Supreme Court that decided four appellate matters arising from that case.

The Animal Cunning & Instinct of Donald Trump

The American middle classes, the Chinese, and Vladimir Putin have never been convinced that Ivy League degrees, vast Washington experience, and cultural sophistication necessarily translate into national wisdom. Trump instead relies more on instinct and operates from cunning - and we will soon see whether we should redefine wisdom.But for now, for example, we have never heard a presidential candidate say such a thing as We love our miners - not we like miners, but we love them.

The swampiest part of the swamp

Quite a few of Donald Trump's picks for cabinet posts are CEO's of industries who have significant conflicts of interest between their proposed positions in government and their businesses. Mr. Ross's history is in the steel industry where he has amassed a personal fortune.

Chicago Fire Department Paramedic Test Unfair

Five women sued the city of Chicago after being passed over for paramedic jobs because they failed a required physical fitness test. The women claimed the test was designed to weed out women applicants and unfairly impacted women in violation of Title VII.

Pentagon Knew of F-35B Weapons Bay Fire Problem

An F-35B Lightning II attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 demonstrates take-off and landings on the runway in preparation for the upcoming airshow at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2016. A Marine Corps F-35B caught fire during a late October flight because of a weapons bay defect military officials knew about and were already working to fix.

Probation Department convictions overturned

A federal appeals court on Monday overturned the convictions of three former Probation Department officials, ruling that the government "overstepped its bounds in using federal criminal statutes to police the hiring practices of these Massachusetts state officials." Former Probation Commissioner John O'Brien and former deputy commissioners Elizabeth Tavares and William Burke were convicted in 2014 for their roles in a patronage scheme in which they "abused the hiring process ... in exchange for favorable budget treatment from the state Legislature and increased control over the Probation Department," three U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit judges wrote in their opinion.

China returns US underwater drone seized in South China Sea

China has handed back to the United States an underwater drone whose seizure raised tensions in a relationship that has been tested by President-elect Donald Trump's signals of a tougher policy towards Beijing. China has handed back to the United States an underwater drone whose seizure raised tensions in a relationship that has been tested by President-elect Donald Trump's signals of a tougher policy towards Beijing.

Will Trump live up to his infrastructure promises?

Even as they maneuver for a share of the $1 trillion in spending Donald Trump promised to rebuild America's roads, bridges and airports, lobbyists for transportation and utility industries are beginning to wonder whether Trump really meant what he said. From the day he formally entered the presidential race to the moment he declared victory, Trump pledged to rebuild the nation's aging and inadequate infrastructure.

Australia and France sign deal to build 12 submarines

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, second right, stands with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, second left, Australian Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne, left, and Herve Guillou, chief executive officer of DCNS, a French state majority-owned company that will design the Shortfin Barracuda subs, as they look at a model of a submarine at the opening of the Australian headquarters of DCNS in Adelaide, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Australia and France signed an agreement Tuesday to build the world's largest diesel-electric submarines in the Australian industrial town of Adelaide.

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Republicans and Democrats are completely divided on how stores should greet customers during the holiday season, according to a new poll. Two-thirds of Democrats said stores or business should greet customers with "Happy Holidays" or "Seasons Greetings" instead of "Merry Christmas" out of respect for people of different faiths.

Markets Are Going to Roil Next Year

The European Central Bank reckons that financial market uncertainty, as measured by how far stocks, bonds and the euro are from historical norms, is currently close to zero, in contrast with elevated uncertainty during the recessions of 2009 and 2013: The sheer range of known unknowns for 2017 -- the outlook for China's economy, the effect of populism on European politics, the scattergun policy-making of president-elect Donald Trump -- makes a low level of uncertainty unlikely to persist. For each of the major financial asset classes, there are plenty of reasons to expect that price swings will become more violent next year.

Ohio Senators Vote To Advance Unemployment Insurance Bill

Both Ohio senators voted Tuesday to move ahead with debate on a three-month, $6.4 billion extension of emergency unemployment insurance. Around 40,000 Ohio residents saw their insurance cut off at the end of December after congressional Republicans left the program out of a last-minute budget deal, and another 128,000 stand to get cut off sometime in 2014.

Fake Navy SEAL gets three years in prison for defrauding charity

A man who pretended to be a U.S. Navy SEAL who could rescue kidnapped workers for a Chicago aid agency was sentenced Monday to three years in prison, prosecutors said. William Burley, 36, formerly of Yucaipa, Calif., was also ordered to pay full restitution of $32,454 to International Aid Services America, or IAS, a non-profit Christian aid group that provides clean water in Africa, authorities said.

Donald Trump wins electoral college vote

The US electoral college has certified Donald Trump as president, despite a last-ditch effort to deny him the White House. Reacting to his win, Mr Trump promised to "work hard to unite our country and be the president of all Americans".

FDA Clears First Point of Care Rapid Diagnostic Test Kit for Chagas Disease

InBios announces the launch of its Chagas Detect Plus Rapid Diagnostic Test Kit - The first point of care rapid in vitro diagnostic device to receive a 510k Clearance from the FDA. "We are excited to bring this long awaited, fast and affordable point of care Chagas test to the US market..." InBios announced today that it received 510K Clearance from the FDA for its Chagas Detect Plus Rapid Test Kit .

Dalton Enters Into Agreement With the USAMMDA in Support of the US Army’s Drug Development Program

Dalton entered into an Agreement with the US Army Medical Materiel Development Activity and will provide cGMP sterile powder filling, aseptic liquid filling, and ICH stability testing in support of the US Army's anti-malarial drug development program. The leadership role taken by USAMMDA in the development of this important therapy for malaria treatment is to be commended, and we are privileged to support this drug development program said Peter Pekos, President and CEO of Dalton.

Emergency managers charged over Flint’s lead-tainted water

A criminal investigation of Flint's lead-contaminated water turned to former key officials at City Hall on Tuesday as Michigan's attorney general announced charges against four people accused of keeping residents on a contaminated system that caused the crisis. Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose separately were state-appointed emergency managers in Flint in 2014-15 when the city was using the Flint River as a source of drinking water.

From Bowie to Prince, America lost some great musicians in 2016

From Bowie to Prince, America lost some great musicians in 2016 It wasn't the year the music died, but we lost many of those who made it. Check out this story on northjersey.com: http://usat.ly/2ibTjsl Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades, died Jan. 10, 2016, after battling cancer for 18 months.

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A deal to undo the North Carolina law known as the "bathroom bill" fell apart Wednesday night when legislators couldn't agree on a plan to the repeal the measure, a sign of the bitter political divide within the state. The North Carolina General Assembly was called into a special session about nine months after they passed the law, which tarnished the state's national image as major corporations decided to pull up stakes, entertainers canceled concerts and the NCAA and ACC moved sporting events away.

Obamacare’s Tennessee inroads tenuous under Trump

Obamacare's Tennessee inroads tenuous under Trump Tennessee, even without Medicaid expansion, saw a 4 percent decrease in uninsured people from 2010. Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://tnne.ws/2idFAkw Chris Kane had insurance through Community Health Alliance before it went defunct then moved to Blue Cross Blue Shield Tennessee, now will have to go to Humana.

You Fix This Mess: Post-Election, Evangelicals of Color Disappointed in White Evangelicals

Pastors and lay leaders who represent minority and multiethnic communities and are appalled by the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency have a blunt message for the white evangelical majority that helped elect him: we're disappointed in you, but not surprised. For these evangelicals of color, Trump's use of racially-charged language, his anti-immigrant rhetoric, negative remarks targeting Mexicans and Muslims, as well as the emergence of the "Access Hollywood" tape and his other divisive comments about women, were simply disqualifying.

You Fix This Mess: Post-Election, Evangelicals of Color Disappointed in White Evangelicals

Pastors and lay leaders who represent minority and multiethnic communities and are appalled by the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency have a blunt message for the white evangelical majority that helped elect him: we're disappointed in you, but not surprised. For these evangelicals of color, Trump's use of racially-charged language, his anti-immigrant rhetoric, negative remarks targeting Mexicans and Muslims, as well as the emergence of the "Access Hollywood" tape and his other divisive comments about women, were simply disqualifying.

Electors stick to Trump script

They convened amid unusual scrutiny, widespread protests and rafts of speculation about efforts to alter the outcome, but, in the end, the nation's 538 presidential electors mostly stuck to the script Monday, formally sealing Donald Trump's victory with 304 votes in the Electoral College, well above what he needed to capture the White House. After all the efforts to lobby Republican electors to desert Trump, only two did - a pair from Texas, one of whom voted for former Rep. Ron Paul and the other for Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Activists call on city officials to make Albany a sanctuary city

Capital Region residents hoping to make Albany a sanctuary city flooded City Hall on Monday to encourage city lawmakers to consider the capital community as a safe haven for undocumented immigrants. More than 50 people involved with New Sanctuary for Immigrants of the Capital Region rallied before the Albany Common Council meeting discussing the threats to immigrants' rights and resources that may be available.

Australia and France sign deal to build 12 submarines

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, right, and Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne listen to national anthems on the Australian Navy ship HMAS Adelaide in Sydney, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. The Australian and French defense ministers say they are giving top priority to concealing design details of a new Australian submarine after data was leaked from French shipbuilder DCNS about a submarine built for India.