Daily Archive: March 29, 2017

Mar 29

EPA denies petition to ban pesticide used on crops

The Trump Administration on Wednesday denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops, reversing a push by the Obama administration to revoke all uses of the pesticide on food after a government review concluded it could harm children’s brains. In announcing …

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Mar 29

U.S. judge extends halt on Trump travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday extended the order blocking President Trump’s controversial travel ban until the state’s lawsuit is resolved. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the ruling after hearing arguments. State Attorney General Douglas Chin argued that the ban’s message is like a “neon sign flashing ‘Muslim ban, Muslim ban’” that the …

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Mar 29

WATCH: Homes destroyed in Rockwall, Texas, after severe storms move through area

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Mar 29

At least 13 dead, 3 injured in Texas church bus crash

Thirteen people died on Wednesday in a head-on collision between a church bus and a pickup truck in Concan, Texas, officials said. Two other people were injured in the accident, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. DPS said that the bus was carrying congregants from the First Baptist Church in New Braunfels, Texas …

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Mar 29

NC lawmakers announce deal on HB2 standoff

The Latest on efforts at the North Carolina legislature to repeal or replace a state law limiting LGBT protections and which public restrooms transgender people can use (all times local): 10:45 p.m. North Carolina Republican lawmakers say they have an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state’s …

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Mar 29

UPDATE: Man dies in deputy-involved shooting

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man who was wounded in a deputy-involved shooting in Anderson County has died, according to State Police. Investigators identified the victim as 45-year old Fred Ratliff, of Lawrenceburg. Investigators say he became angry when two people started riding utility task vehicles near his house on Redwing Way in the western …

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Mar 29

Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected status

A Mexican man who spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was released from custody Wednesday pending deportation proceedings. A smiling Daniel Ramirez Medina hugged his brother in the lobby of a detention center …

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Mar 29

Bible literacy bill headed to governor’s desk

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A bill that would require the state Board of Education to develop guidelines for Bible literacy courses is on its way to Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s desk. The state Senate gave final passage to House Bill 128 on Wednesday. It would require the state board to develop administrative regulations for elective …

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Mar 29

Sports concussion protocol bill sent to governor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP/WTVQ) – The Kentucky Senate has given final approval to a bill dealing with student athlete safety. The measure would require public school coaches to have a doctor’s written consent before allowing a student athlete diagnosed with a concussion to play or practice. Senators sent the bill to Gov. Matt Bevin on Wednesday. …

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Mar 29

Senate intel leaders pledge Russia probe cooperation

Pledging cooperation, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday they would steer clear of politics in their panel’s probe of Russian interference in last year’s election. They made a point of putting themselves at arm’s length from the House investigation marked by partisanship and disputes. Richard Burr of North Carolina, …

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