Author: 0 Ryan Zinke Confirmed As Interior Secretary

Cortez Masto said she had also made clear to Zinke that "Nevadans support Gold Butte [National Monument], and we'd like to keep it that way". "The Department of the Interior is an agency of enormous significance to the lives of New Mexicans, Native Americans, and people across the West and the nation".

Author: 0 Reward in killings of 2 in teenage girls now $200K

Indiana State Police say the reward to find the suspect who killed two Delphi teens has increased to $96,000 - that's an increase of almost $40,000 since Friday. Slocum said comments on social media have yet to impede the case, but noted that risk exists. "Naming suspects on social media is a risky game to play", said ISP Sgt.

Author: 0 Multiple tornadoes sweep across the Midwest to end February

At least a dozen homes were leveled in the town of around 8,000 people. Early Tuesday evening Gov. Rauner activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Springfield to ensure state personnel and equipment would be ready to be quickly deployed if needed.

U.S. Plane crashes into building in MA
Author: 0 Plane crashes into building in MA

Vincent Aprea, an experienced pilot who flies in the area, said the Sonex aircraft is known to have problems with the engine overheating. Get free real-time news alerts from the Andover Patch. They also discovered the building was on fire. Mass. State Police said that troopers and the Air Wing are responding to Riverview Blvd.in Methuen. WCVB in Boston reports the plane took off from Lawrence Municipal Airport, located just a few miles away, as part of a practice takeoff and landing.

U.S. Number of Americans at risk of man-made earthquakes falls
Author: 0 Number of Americans at risk of man-made earthquakes falls

Last year, Oklahoma suffered a number of damaging earthquakes, including a 5-magnitude tremor in November near Cushing that damaged chimneys and storefronts. "I feel this is a success story in how we can reduce the seismic hazard", Petersen said. To compile their one-year forecast, USGS scientists and engineers consider only the most seismically active areas on a short term basis.

U.S. Truck goes airborne trying to evade police
Author: 0 Truck goes airborne trying to evade police

Highway 371 for speeding. "As he came toward the officer, the vehicle sped away", Sheriff Gary Sexton said. Webster Parish Sheriff's deputies say Kevonte Dekorey Austin was captured Tuesday after walking off a Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office Transitional work release program back on February the 10th.

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Virginia districts over use of race
Author: 0 Supreme Court blocks Virginia districts over use of race

Anti-gerrymandering advocates hailed the high court's opinion as a victory in the pursuit of more competitive elections, though the final outcome of the case remains unclear. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan joined Kennedy's opinion. "The governor has long believed that Virginia's legislative lines are unconstitutionally racially gerrymandered, " Coy said.

Author: 0 Pulse shooter's wife will be freed from jail

No connections between Salman and the Islamic State have been found, the paper noted. Salman's late husband Mateen pledged loyality to ISIS and killed 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12 a year ago. In addition to accompanying her husband on scouting trips, Salman watched him leave their apartment with a gun and a backpack full of ammunition on the night of the shooting, Sweeney said.

Author: 0 Multiple tornadoes smash Chicago; kills one

Power outages are now affecting 139,864 customers in Tennessee, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri and IL. The 68 nursing home residents were evacuated and a few suffered minor injuries, said Chris Csernus, an administrator for the facility. Damage reports included Marseilles with a report of an electrical tower down and blocking a road as well as several damaged buildings , and a house with a roof blown off.

Author: 0 DeVos criticized for calling historically black schools 'pioneers of school choice'

Following the conclusion of the meeting, Betsy DeVos released a statement, which called historically black colleges and universities "pioneers when it comes to school choice ". "Every child has the right to attend a public school that is warm, welcoming, rigorous and that prepares them for success in life". She praises black colleges.

Author: 0 Cherry Blossom Festival Peak Bloom 2017: Here Are the Dates

The blossoms can remain on the trees for around four to 10 days, depending on weather conditions. An unusually warm winter in Washington means that the city's colorful cherry blossom trees are expected to bloom about three weeks earlier than usual.

Author: 0 NYC Braces For 90 New Homeless Shelters: Will Your Neighborhood Be Next?

However, it's ultimately up to the Department of Homeless Services whether to go ahead with plans for opening a new shelter, controversial as they may be. Protests have erupted throughout communities, especially Queens, about using hotels to shelter the homeless. The mayor said during a town hall a year ago in Concord that the city aims to shelter homeless outside of hotels, preferably in their home communities or boroughs.

Author: 0 "Frat Lives Matter" spray-painted on UConn campus after frat members arrested

After attending the party, Jeffny Pally returned to campus, where she passed out against a garage door at UConn fire and police headquarters. The charged students are Patrick Callahan, Matthew Moll, Dylan Morose, Austin Custodio, Dominic Godi and Jonathan Polansky, who range in age from 21 to 22 and are from Connecticut, New York and MA.

Author: 0 Houston officers hurt following officer-involved shooting

Police officers do not have anyone in custody at this time. The critically-injured officer suffered multiple gunshot wounds, including one near his spine. The following schools are on lockdown during the police investigation. The police chief tweeted: "One suspect is outstanding please shelter in place if you're residing in the area & avoid the area if you don't".

Author: 0 At Least 3 Dead In Southern California Plane Crash

Tyler Reynolds with Riverside Fire Department said there are a total of six known victims so far but one passenger from the airplane is still unaccounted for. One witness said that the plane's wings were "nearly perpendicular to the ground" moments before it "went into a nosedive" and crashed into the two homes, AP news agency reports.

U.S. Index: Home prices up in South Florida, across the nation
Author: 0 Index: Home prices up in South Florida, across the nation

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller reading on home prices in December shows the fastest pace of gains in 30 months. The steep drop by the index came as a surprise to economists, who had expected pending home sales to increase by 0.8 percent.

Author: 0 Minnesota Sunday Liquor Sales Hits Slight Snag

Speaking on the house floor, Tschida argued that the legality of physician-assisted suicide is inconsistent with state laws and programs seeking to address Montanas highest-in-the-nation suicide rate. Typically, lawmakers are handed stacks of bills as committee meetings begin, and can at least try to plow through the legalese while a bill is being discussed.

U.S. Second Peabody double-murder suspect held without bail
Author: 0 Second Peabody double-murder suspect held without bail

Doughty, whose last known address is Danvers, was on the run from the law since the bodies of Mark Greenlaw, 37, and Jennifer O'Connor, 40, were found at 19 Farm Ave., where authorities say the pair was living. Middleton grandfather Kenneth Metz, 64, accused Doughty of abducting him outside a local pub Wednesday night and stealing his auto at knifepoint, five days after the bodies were found.

U.S. AMBER ALERT CANCELED: 1-year-old boy and both suspects located
Author: 0 AMBER ALERT CANCELED: 1-year-old boy and both suspects located

An Amber Alert for a 1-year-old child, kidnapped at gunpoint, has been cancelled after he was found safely. Right: MISSING CHILD: Leonnel Barajas is 2 feet tall, 45 pounds with blond hair and green eyes. Manuel Mendoza is 5-feet-10 and 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be armed and possibly unsafe. They might be traveling in a silver 4-door Chevrolet Impala with black rims and no hub caps.

Author: 0 GOP congressman: Special prosecutor needed for Trump-Russia probe

On Monday, Ryan admitted to reporters that "We know Russian Federation meddled in the election. He wanted to tell him that the report in the New York Times was 'B.S'". Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "You guys know they're ridiculous", he said. "But not every contact is improper". Whether this independent investigation comes to fruition, however, is another story.