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Governor Says 'Big Cuts' Ahead For California's Budget


Stone wondered how the governor could boast of "spending billions of dollars on anti-poverty programs (while) one in four children go to bed hungry every night in California". - Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, chair of the Senate Budget Committee: "It's certainly an improvement over the January proposal", Mitchell said, adding she's "thrilled" to see more funding for child care and education. Read More »

Maryland makes a play for the offshore wind crown


It is expected to go online in January 2020. David Smedick, a policy expert with the Sierra Club, called the decision on Thursday a "monumental win for the economy and the environment in Maryland". As a result the commission said it was placing the turbines the furthest out from the shoreline as possible. "Why would we want to have risk of deteriorating the most valuable and income-producing real estate in Worcester County?" In making its decision the commission did note the concerns of ... Read More »

'World's heaviest woman' leaves India, arrives in Abu Dhabi for treatment


An Egyptian woman believed to be the world's heaviest has left an Indian hospital more than 660 pounds lighter after undergoing weight-loss surgery. She is all set to fly to Abu Dhabi for further treatment. Medical experts at Mumbai's Saifee Hospital put her on a special liquid diet to get her weight down low enough for doctors to perform the operation. Read More »

Arkansas conducts nation's 1st double execution since 2000


A spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Correction declared that Jack Jones was executed Monday night by lethal injection. Jones, Jr. died at 7:20 p.m., while Marcel Williams died at 10:33 p.m. Jones was sentenced to death in 1996 for raping and killing Mary Phillips, reports The Washington Post. We'll know Thursday the fate of the lone inmate with an active death warrant against him. Read More »

Turbulence injures 27 on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok


Past year more than 1 million Russians visited Thailand, most flocking to the southern beach resorts. A dedicated helpline was set up for relatives of passengers on board the flight to contact the airline, while representatives of Aeroflot , together with employees of the Russian Federation Consulate in Bangkok, are in contact with victims to help them. Read More »

Another wrong-way crash claims life, creates havoc


Authorities tell WDTN that someone may be trapped in the auto. Dramatic video shows the moment a wrong-way driver sparked a fiery tanker truck explosion on Interstate 75 in Ohio. Environmental Protection Agency and hazardous materials crews, along with representatives of Dayton's wellfield protection office, responded to the scene, Dayton Police Lt. Read More »

Suspended Alabama chief justice Moore declares US Senate bid


A judicial discipline panel suspended Moore after ruling that he urged probate judges to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples. In his announcement today, Moore warned that "the foundations of the fabric of our country are being shaken tremendously: Our families are being crippled by divorce and abortion, our sacred institution of marriage has been destroyed by the Supreme Court, and our rights and liberties are in jeopardy". Read More »

Trump, Schumer against Canada dairy restrictions


This is what he had to say about trade dealings late last week: "But what happened to our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and New York State, we're not going to let it happen". Thankfully, powder is moving south to Mexico, where drought has taken a toll on milk output, but political tensions keep those exports under suspicion. Read More »

Chargers select Mike Williams at No. 7 in NFL Draft

Expect to see the Chargers' offense take a big step forward this season with Williams on the field. Clemson's Mike Williams right in the middle with his 4.49 time at Pro-Day locking him in as top first round talent. With such a strong defensive class, this seemed like the ideal chance for them to take a good player to improve their secondary or front seven. Burke gave the Texans an "A-" on the Watson pick, though, saying "he is the most talented quarterback there by a wide margin". Read More »

Unemployment Down Across Massachusetts in March


Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most of the decrease came in manufacturing and administrative and support services. Statewide, both initial and weeks claims for unemployment insurance increased - by 82, or 7.3 percent; and by 1,343, or 20.4 percent, respectively - compared with a year ago. Read More »

Study links diet soft drinks with stroke and dementia

These signs included smaller overall brain volume, poorer episodic memory and a shrunken hippocampus, all risk factors for early-stage Alzheimer's disease. All of the study participants were part of the Framingham Heart Study . First of all, it is important to note that this study did not prove cause and effect but it did suggest a strong negative association between drinking diet soda and negative health consequences. Read More »

Arkansas court rejects inmate's stay requests

But family members of Boren, whose killing led to Williams' death sentence, told the Arkansas Parole Board that the execution should go forward. Court documents show Williams drove them to several ATMs to get money and then shot them both before speeding away in a stolen vehicle. Read More »

Anselmo-Merna High School again named one of Nebraska's Best in 2017


This is the first time in five years that School for the Gifted and Talented in Texas has been knocked out of the #1 spot. The top three schools in Kansas are in the Blue Valley district. They studied more than 28,496 high schools across the nation for the annual rankings. New Hope-Solebury, Conestoga, Unionville, Radnor, Strath Haven, Lower Moreland and Great Valley High Schools were all in the top 10. Read More »

Cong loses Latur citadel to BJP in civic polls


The NCP had won 7 seats and was leading in three. The elections to three municipal corporations are considered as an acid test for the ruling BJP and the Opposition Congress and the NCP. Congress is ahead in 24 wards. In this February's polls to 10 corporations, the BJP had pushed the Congress to single-digit figures in many cities. Read More »

Katy Perry haccused of cultural appropriation in recent Instagram post


One Instagram user wrote, "This is a little offensive to the Hindu community because the meaning behind this photo and god symbolises something different". "Maa Kali is a symbol of power and unapologetic attitude". She later posted an image, which appeared to mimic the pose of Kali . Most recently, CBN reported that Perry had denounced her religion of birth Christianity. Read More »

Volvo confirms China production for first EV

More than 1,000 companies are taking part in the show with over one million visitors expected after it opens to the public on Friday. BMW, for instance, will appear in Shanghai for the world premiere of the i8 Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition, a special edition of its plug-in hybrid i8. Read More »

April's giraffe calf height, weight revealed


Animal Adventure Park said in a comment on its Facebook page that the live camera will end "between Wednesday and Friday of this week as planned from the beginning". She will raise her calf naturally, and weaning could take between 6 to 10 months, maybe longer. In addition, Animal Adventure Park became the fifth-fastest channel to 200 million views, hitting the mark in just 54 days (behind the likes of Lady Gaga and Zayn). Read More »