Civil rights group urges senators to 'fully vet' Betsy DeVos

The hearings, originally scheduled to begin Wednesday, have been pushed back to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The Washington Post reports DeVos and her relatives contributed at least $818,000 to 20 sitting Republican senators during the 2014 and 2016 election cycles, including more than $250,000 to five education committee members - and critics say these senators should recuse themselves f... [Full Article...]

Searchers: Much of debris is consistent with missing plane

As of Wednesday evening, water conditions were too choppy due to high winds, making it unsafe for crews to continue their grid search. The team has been building simulations and 3D models to help hone in on the most probable areas for recovery. [Full Article...]

New Romo Plan: Get Action With Cowboys First-Teamers Today

New Romo Plan: Get Action With Cowboys First-Teamers Today It also goes against the expressed view of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after Dallas' win Monday night. Dak Prescott will start for Dallas (13-2) and can set the National Football League record for wins by a rookie quarterback. Running back Ezekiel Elliott did not play, after seeing limited carries in Week 16 against Detroit. He came in after two series for Prescott and took a deep shot to Wi... [Full Article...]

Dead, 2 Injured in Shooting Outside Conn. Concert

Police have not released the identities of the four victims, but the family of one of the men killed in the shooting identified him as 31-year-old Travis Ward, NBC Connecticut reports . In a video clip taken outside the venue and posted on Twitter, it appears Mill was actually exiting the concert hall before a single gunshot ripped through the air. [Full Article...]

Bundle up for New Year's Eve in California

Bundle up for New Year's Eve in California The afternoon may be bring a chance for sprinkles, but the National Weather Service has not assigned a chance for precipitation. The system is likely to swing through San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties on Friday with southerly winds, increasing clouds and rain showers. [Full Article...]

Cam Newton grants wish, meets sick AL boy at hospital

Cam Newton grants wish, meets sick AL boy at hospital A post on Facebook reports that Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made a sick Phenix City boy's dream come true. When Cooper heard about Austin's medical condition, she took to Facebook to try and make his wish of meeting his football hero come true. [Full Article...]

Forecast: Snow in Mountains, Heavy Rain Elsewhere

A powerful winter storm will unleash heavy, wet snow and howling winds across portions of New England from late Thursday through midday Friday , with blizzard conditions possible in some areas. The storm will cause "extensive travel disruptions" Thursday and Friday , AccuWeather said. Winds could gust as high as 22 miles per hour. Highs: upper 30s - low 40s. [Full Article...]

Hawaii Bowl, Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

Brent Stockstill started at quarterback for the Blue Raiders after missing the previous three games with a broken collarbone. Hawaii defensive back Trayvon Henderson returned an interception for a touchdown in the win over Middle Tennessee. [Full Article...]

Not so holly, jolly weather affects holiday travel

Almost every highway across North Dakota and the western half of South Dakota was shut down on Sunday night, or no travel was advised, the weather service said . The city had put out a snow emergency warning about 4 p.m. Saturday as winds picked up and dusk came early under overcast skies. There was no word on when the stretch of interstate would reopen. [Full Article...]

Majority of Americans Prefer 'Merry Christmas' to 'Happy Holidays'

It's a fight that has metastasized to reach the highest levels of politics. Merry Christmas to everyone! Christmas is the time to give gifts to your family and let them know how much you care about them, so that's what I'm doing. For most of the USA history, most Americans say "Merry Christmas ", with perhaps a "Season's greetings" thrown in sometimes, said Canadian historian Gerry Bowler... [Full Article...]

African Stars Fire City Past Stubborn Hull

African Stars Fire City Past Stubborn Hull City toiled in the first half but could not make their pressure count against a stubborn Hull City side. An own goal in injury time by defender Curtis Davies rounded off a miserable 20-minute spell for Hull who have not won in the league since beating Southampton on November 6. [Full Article...]

Partly sunny skies for your Friday

Partly sunny skies for your Friday Cloudy, with a high near 51. Winds on Tuesday are expected to be around 15 miles per hour with gusts as high as 24, with a 30 percent chance of precipitation. That - along with brisk southeasterly winds - led to temperatures soaring well into the 80s during the afternoon. Southeast wind around 5 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Miles Teller crashes with Uber driver

Miles Teller crashes with Uber driver However, Teller supposedly got out of the vehicle and screamed "You f*cked up my truck" and was so angry at the Uber driver that he had to be restrained. The 29-year-old was said to be so enraged that onlookers were forced to restrain him. We flipped eight times. As for Thursday's alleged incident, law enforcement sources reportedly told TMZ Teller is not being blamed for the accident and ... [Full Article...]

Suspect Gary Holmes arrested in death of Arkansas 3-year-old

According to the affidavit, Holmes got out of his auto and fired one time at Macon-King's vehicle. Police, firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene and Acen was taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital, where "he died a very short time later", McClanahan said. [Full Article...]

Fed's Projections Push Mortgage Rates Higher

From Freddie Mac's weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate has not been this high since April 24, 2014, this week averaging 4.30 percent. Before the election, the average rate for a 30-year loan had been below 4 percent all year and was hovering near a record low. [Full Article...]

Warren unemployment drops to 3 percent in November

As of November, 23.9 percent of workers in the three-county metro area - 32,379 people - worked in those industries. Statistics state 1,200 people were unemployed or looking for work, the same amount as October. Over the year, claims were down by 315, or 29.9 percent, from 1,052 in November 2015. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the state last month at 2.6 percent, followe... [Full Article...]

Dearborn First United Methodist Church invites public to Christmas services

Dearborn First United Methodist Church invites public to Christmas services Holy Trinity Lutheran Christmas Festival Worship with communion: 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church & School Lutheran Church, N50 W35181 E. December 24. "We always look forward to sharing the Light of Christ with all those who come to this special Christmas Eve Service". Jerusalem Presbyterian Christmas Day service: 10:30 a.m. [Full Article...]

2 wanted after triple-murder, burglary in MS arrested in Kansas

2 wanted after triple-murder, burglary in MS arrested in Kansas Jamison Layne Townsend and Joshua Garcia were taken into custody Wednesday morning near Junction City, Kansas, according to the Geary County Sheriff's Office. The couple was stopped in a Dodge Charger but drove away, authorities said. JPD releases a photo of a red Dodge Charger. "MBI was not directly involved in the murder investigation in Jackson, but our involvement in this was through the F... [Full Article...]

Officer Helps Frazzled Student With Tie

In the video , the officer says he stopped the student for speeding. "That's my good friend, and he knows how to tie ties, and I honestly don't know how to", Keeney said, according to a dashcam video provided by the Menomonie Police Department. [Full Article...]

Toddler Left Alone in Car Overnight in Subzero Temperatures, Police Say

Toddler Left Alone in Car Overnight in Subzero Temperatures, Police Say Doctors said the consequences of hypothermia can be devastating. Carmon has been arrested for felony child abuse, and police are trying to determine the circumstances that led to the situation. Friday. The child was hospitalized Saturday for hypothermia and frostbite, according to KDVR and CNN, but his condition has not been released. The affidavit said Carmon said "Target" before walking ... [Full Article...]

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