PHOENIX | AP Explains: Trump says wall will stop drugs, facts differ

PHOENIX —January 17, 2019— In his demands that Congress set aside $5.7 billion for a border wall, President Donald Trump has insisted that a new physical barrier would stop heroin entering the U.S. from Mexico. “Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. Every week, 300 … Continue reading PHOENIX | AP Explains: Trump says wall will stop drugs, facts differ

SAN FRANCISCO | California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

SAN FRANCISCO—Jan 17, 2019— The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes and plunging nearly 300,000 utility customers into darkness. The winter storm is forecast to drop heavy rain, snow and wind in … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

Missouri News: Senator Jamilah Nasheed Files Legislation Protecting Food Stamp Benefits for Medical Marijuana Users

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 17, 2019 – Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, filed legislation to protect Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits for Missourians who legally use medical marijuana.  Missouri became one of more than 30 states to legalize medical marijuana after a constitutional amendment was approved by voters during the … Continue reading Missouri News: Senator Jamilah Nasheed Files Legislation Protecting Food Stamp Benefits for Medical Marijuana Users

NEW YORK | Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer

NEW YORK—Jan 17, 2019— Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault case thrown out. Weinstein and high-profile defense attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement Thursday that they “have agreed to part ways” and that new lawyers would be introduced next week. The … Continue reading NEW YORK | Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer

AUSTIN, Texas | 2 QBs leaving Longhorns as transfer frenzy hits Texas

AUSTIN, Texas —Jan 17, 2019—Texas is set at quarterback with Sam Ehlinger, who had a breakout season in 2018. It is the depth chart behind him that has suddenly become a concern for coach Tom Herman as the wave of players exploring their options to move has reached the Longhorns. Experienced backup Shane Buechele entered the … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | 2 QBs leaving Longhorns as transfer frenzy hits Texas

West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Multiple Removed Aliens Plead Guilty To Immigration Crimes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In three separate cases, two Mexican Nationals and a Guatamalan National entered guilty pleas to the felony offense of Reentry of a Removed Alien, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Stuart commended the investigative efforts of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “Multiple defendants. Multiple prior deportations. Repeat offenders. These are … Continue reading West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Multiple Removed Aliens Plead Guilty To Immigration Crimes

MINNEAPOLIS | Status of Lynx star Maya Moore for ’19 WNBA season uncertain

MINNEAPOLIS —Jan 17, 2019— Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore’s availability for the upcoming season is uncertain. Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve said Thursday that the organization has been “in close contact” with the five-time first team All-WNBA honoree. The Lynx and Moore “together are deciding how to handle her status for 2019,” Reeve said. … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Status of Lynx star Maya Moore for ’19 WNBA season uncertain