North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has defended the law. 2 law passed in March which requires people to use the bathrooms matching the identities cited on their birth certificates. In granting the injunction, Schroeder appears skeptical of the "common sense" and "public safety" claims frequently presented by those supporting (and responsible for authoring) HB 2.
Signalling a new era, a top Nasa official has said that a commercial spaceflight company may take over the International Space Station (ISS ) to carry on key research in the low-Earth orbit. The retired Army colonel is a 58-year-old grandfather and the oldest astronaut of the USA space agency to live on the orbiting laboratory complex. There are also plans to keep flying US and other partners' astronauts on Soyuz capsules on occasion, giving NASA another backup to the commercial vehicles.
Wisconsin was one of 13 states that challenged the lawsuit, arguing Title IX does not cover gender identity issues . The judge's ruling could impact K-12 public schools as well as public colleges and universities. "Once again a federal district court has prohibited the (Obama) Administration from unilaterally changing the law without complying with well-settled procedures on Congressional action", Slatery said through a spokesman.
Rue Mapp, founder and chief executive of the group Outdoor Afro, said the survey refutes the misconception that voters of color aren't visiting or concerned about public lands. National Park Service. Thursday marks 100 years since President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act . "What we've done all year is really try to show that the National Parks are relevant to young people and to people of color".
The Washington State Patrol says another wildfire, south of Spokane near the town of Spangle, destroyed at least 10 homes and numerous other buildings Sunday. SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Forestry reports that since January 1, there have been 486 human-caused wildfires, and at least one of them is the work of an arsonist.
After Pence formally introduced himself as the governor of IN and Donald Trump's running mate, Jones noted it was a big moment for his business. Pence , who is governor of IN, last visited North Carolina on August 4, when he spoke to about 300 people at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts IN Raleigh.
In all, his campaign brought in 37 million dollars (£28.3 million) for the month. The Republican nominee has painted a clear picture for voters with his previous behavior to such a degree that there may be no turning back. In recent days, Trump has had his own business finances called into question after a New York Times investigation revealed that companies owned by Donald Trump are at least $651 million in debt.
Nick Denton told his staff on Thursday that Gawker .com will shut down. Twitter immediately went berserk in an unholy melange of shock, sadness and Schadenfreude. "If you want to ascribe blame, blame Denton". Gawker Media is appealing the jury verdict . They are: Gawker .com, Deadspin, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Kotaku , Jalopnik , and Jezebel .
Authorities have named Zachary Todd Anderson as a person of interest. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with a drawing of a rat with a mug of beer. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reported the stolen truck to be a 2002 GMC Sierra pickup truck with the license plate 107 KMT. Six hours later, her mother discovered both Alayna and Anderson gone.
Officials estimate the flooding damaged 40,000 homes and displaced more than 30,000 people. Many wrongly think that if their home isn't right on the water, they're safe from flooding, said insurance agent Jake Holehouse of the Holehouse Insurance Agency in St.
He told Congress earlier this summer that the agency does not have a complete transcript of the interview, CNN's report notes. That probe ended last month when FBI Director James Comey announced he wouldn't recommend criminal charges Mrs.
President Barack Obama's administration declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico on Friday in response to the growing number of Zika virus cases that pose a "significant threat to public health", especially to pregnant women and women of childbearing age.
Both runners were advanced to Friday's 5K final following a protest. "When i went down, I was like "Whats happening, why am I on the ground?" D'Agostino got to her feet and encouraged her rival to do so too, only in her haste to get up, it became obvious she was suffering from an injury.
More than 20-thousand have been rescued and thousands more have been evacuated from what the Red Cross now is calling the worst flooding disaster in the USA since superstorm Sandy four years ago. The historic flooding there has killed at least seven people and destroyed thousands of homes. The South Sudan Red Cross says it has started evacuating hundreds of people affected by floods in Fangak State.
Supreme Court ruling in June that struck down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, courts have blocked laws there and in Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Kansas, Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Utah and Wisconsin. However, Ohio state authorities argued the legislation was sound because Planned Parenthood provides legal abortions, and the state in entitled to express a pro-life preference.
The IRS says Trump is free to release his tax returns even while undergoing an audit. As her billionaire rival Donald Trump has steadfastly refused to release his own, multi-millionaire Hillary Clinton sought to highlight her opponent's financial obfuscation on Friday by making her own family's 2015 tax returns public.
Hart's eight-year-old son, Hendrix , served as the best man. Congratulations are in order for Kevin Hart! On her own account, 31-year-old Parrish shared a few more pictures from the ceremony, including one of the awesome lace Vera Wang gown she changed into for the reception.
Zika has been tied to a severe birth defect known as microcephaly , in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and under-developed brains. Sarasota County's first case marks the 499th in Florida, including 27 cases acquired from mosquitoes in the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami .
Another passenger , Maren Timmermann, 15, of Berlin, and the plane's owner, Robert D. Ross, 73, of Louisville, also were killed. A small plane crash landed, with the impact of the crash causing the aircraft to catch fire. Even as the plane was about to land, the pilot suddenly tried to take off. Emma R. Borinstein, 15, of Shelbyville, Ind. That summation of events was reached as a result of an investigation by both state police and federal transportation authorities, including the ...
A Muslim woman is suing the city of Chicago and six officers who falsely singled her out as a potential terrorist on July 4, 2015, as she left a subway station wearing a headscarf, face veil and carrying a backpack. In a statement on Thursday, Phil Robertson, a lawyer for the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, and a co-counsel in the civil case argued that "blatant xenophobia, Islamophobia, and racial profiling" underpinned the officers' actions.
Bordini says he spoke with Lewandowski on the phone in March about the incidents, including the fact that Phillip had threatened at least two other staffers at gunpoint. Asked why he thought it happened, Bordini said, "I asked him what he was doing and he withdrew it and that was it". "He also brings a negligent retention and supervision claim against the Trump Campaign".
Observers have said officers erred by firing at the auto O'Neal was driving as he tried to speed away, because department protocols prohibit such a tactic unless a motorist is armed and firing at police. Sharon Fairley, head of the police oversight board that released the video, described the six videos as "shocking and disturbing". Peter Kehoe, director of the State Sheriffs' Association, said about five sheriffs departments have acquired the cameras so far, though others are considering ...
Trump's plan is created to accelerate economic growth, largely in classic conservative fashion: by reducing taxes and regulations on businesses and by opening vast new swaths of federal lands and waters to drilling. The forum will mark the first time major presidential campaigns speak directly to the AAPI community at the same event. Trump said he wants to simplify the tax code, which now has seven tax brackets, to three: 12 percent, 25 percent and 33 percent of income after deductions.
If you're reading this, you may be feeling overwhelmed about how exactly to watch it all. NBC notes that while its Saturday primetime average was down vs. EST. Beyond that, the NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com will stream some 4,500 hours of events that don't make it to TV, but you'll need a cable login to view anything for more than 30 minutes.
Asked if she was disappointed with the result, Armitstead said: "I feel quite proud of myself that I've held it together". This is sport and that's what it's about. This is the result of years of hard work, riding and training. She also succeeded in splintering the peloton, pushing a tempo so strong that Vos and Armitstead - the silver medalist at the London Games - slowly dropped off.
China's Yi Siling took the bronze . She took her final shot before her rival and, with a score of 10.4 putting herself out of Du's reach, allowed herself a sigh and a smile. Thrasher became the first freshman to sweep the NCAA's individual shooting events: smallbore and rifle. "I've been working very hard, and I'm very happy to be able to come and do this", Thrasher said.
According to the Associated Press , the lockdown was triggered by a police report of a man with a gun in the area just before 4 p.m. Eastern. After each fatal shooting of a black man by an officer, President Barack Obama has swiftly spoken out against bad policing, giving voice to the generations of African-Americans who have found themselves at the...
Unlike the other men, Small, 37, encountered the police officer, identified by law enforcement officials as Wayne Isaacs, when the officer was off duty. Small's family challenged that account during an emotional protest last week. The Brooklyn Democrat and frequent NYPD critic said the officer should have taken steps to defuse the situation with warnings or simply by driving away.
So she headed to the beach. Rosenberg eventually joined in a lawsuit against Trump, but ultimately lost $450,000, according to the campaign. "And he earned that title right here in AC", Clinton told her supporters in the casino city in New Jersey where Trump has had several properties including Taj Trump.
Snapchat is also assuring users that they can move their saved Snaps to a user-only viewable version, meaning those naughty photos you want to save are theoretically safe. The messaging app has surged in popularity in recent years, especially among younger smartphone users. Snapchat users already reportedly spend 25 to 30 minutes daily inside the app.
Parsons was reported to meet with a Portland brass featuring Damian Lillard , Terry Stotts, and owner Paul Allen at midnight in Los Angeles on Thursday night. Other teams can offer him $94.8 million over four years. There are also recent rumors saying that there is "no chance" that Parsons will return to Dallas next season as the team is adamant not to give in to the former Florida standout's demand of a maximum salary contract.
Two proposals from the Republicans called for an increase in funding for the national background check system and to keep suspected terrorists from buying weapons by establishing a 72-hour review period for delaying transactions. Her plan would restrict gun purchases by those on a "no-fly" list or a "selectee" list of people who require additional screening at airports. But Republicans called the bill a restriction of the due-process rights of people placed on the list improperly.
Trump has said previously he would like a vice president who has connections and experience passing legislation in Congress, implying he may lean toward a senator rather than a sitting or former governor. Warren will argue Trump's broadsides against the judge - which received widespread condemnation from many Republicans - are part of a pattern established by Senate Republicans who have stymied judicial appointees from the Obama administration.
Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Mark Kirk (Ill.), both of whom rescinded their endorsements of Trump following backlash from the comments the billionaire made about Mexican-American Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a lawsuit regarding Trump University.
Now new information has come out suggesting that Kyle lied about his military records, specifically medals he was awarded. Chris Kyle , the deadliest sniper in US history, is a legend. The difficulty surrounding the discrepancies are compounded by the fact that some of the records in Kyle's file, who was discharged in 2009, were compiled from non-computer based systems earlier in his career, Pau said.