Daily Archive: March 27, 2017

Mar 27

AP EXPLAINS: What is the Senate's 'nuclear option'?

To blow up the rules or not? Senate Republicans and Democrats appear to be on collision course over President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court and whether to changes Senate rules to get him confirmed. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has announced that he will vote no on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch …

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Mar 27

Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming

Moving forward with a campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to curb global warming, President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels. As …

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Mar 27

Lawsuit seeks data over searches of electronics at US border

A group of First Amendment attorneys sued the Trump administration on Monday over access to data showing how often U.S. citizens and visitors had their electronic devices searched and the contents catalogued at American border crossings. The complaint by Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute said the Department of Homeland Security hasn’t moved quickly on …

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Mar 27

Scattered rain showers linger for Tuesday

Overview: Rain and thunderstorm chances continue to linger into Tuesday, yet will diminish in coverage. Wednesday will be dry and partly cloudy, with more rain showers and thunderstorms possible for Thursday and Friday. The weekend looks dry for the most part, with temperatures in the low to mid 60s. TONIGHT: Widely scattered rain showers and …

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Mar 27

Stocks sink as Trump trade flips into reverse

Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street sank on worries the Trump administration might not do as much for businesses as once thought. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 1 percent to 19,175.48 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 0.5 percent to 24,308.32. The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.4 percent to 3,252.81 while Sydney’s …

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Mar 27

Trump to order review of Clean Power Plan

President Trump is set to make a trip to the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday to sign an executive order that will “initiate a review” of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan and unravel a handful of other energy orders and memorandums instituted by his predecessor. The Clean Power Plan caps the amount of greenhouse gases …

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Mar 27

Ryan will continue Obamacare repeal and replace effort

In the wake of the defeat of the GOP overhaul of Affordable Care Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday that Obamacare was the “law of the land … for the foreseeable future” and that health care would be set aside as Republicans work toward tax reform this fall. But in a reversal, Ryan — …

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Mar 27

Trump tweets Russia probe 'hoax,' rails against Clintons

Amid ongoing questions about the involvement of his associates with Russian officials during the campaign and about the impartiality of the Republican congressman leading one of the probes into the matter, Donald Trump went on a twitter rant Monday night, calling out an old foe — the Clintons — and blaming conservative Republicans for his …

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Mar 27

House fire displaces family of nine

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington family is displaced, after a fire caused extensive damage to their home. The Lexington Fire Department credits a working smoke detector to helping four people escape the house fire that occurred Monday evening on Devonia Ave. They say they arrived to the house around 6 p.m. and fire was …

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Mar 27

FCPS announces graduation schedule

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Friday May 19 will be the last day of classes in Fayette County Public Schools, as confirmed at Monday night’s school board meeting. However, high school graduations cannot be held that weekend because Rupp Arena is already booked with an Alltech conference. FCPS released this schedule for its 2017 commencements on …

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