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Sullivan reacts to affirmative action ruling

The court, in a 4-3 ruling written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, decided in favor of the university and turned aside the conservative challenge to a policy meant to foster racial and ethnic diversity on campus. Students in Texas who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class are guaranteed automatic admission to all state-funded universities. The lawsuit argued that affirmative action was violating the constitutional rights of white Americans under the 14th Amendment's equal protection ...

Brad Paisley creates GoFundMe account for flood victims, Donates $100K

Campbell said his friends and family in the area described feet of mud in their homes, furniture destroyed by water and cars and trucks that couldn't run because of water damage. Rain will be coming to Nicholas County, Kanawha and Greenbrier County. "We hope the online community rallies around Brad's campaign to give comfort and relief to West Virginians in need".

California police panned for slow response to Capitol clash

Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, a former Sacramento City Council member, said he and current council members want to know if police properly prepared for the anticipated violence or were slow to react. Vellucci said his group was at the Capitol on Sunday to watch for police overreaction, but in this case the opposite happened. No arrests were made either by the department or the CHP as of Monday afternoon.

Five Wounded as neo-Nazis Clash With Protesters Outside Sacramento

Harvey says California Highway Patrol officers managed to break up the large fight but that some members of both groups remain in the area. Five of the six were taken to the hospital, officials said. The Sacramento Fire Department says five people were transported with critical stab wounds. On their website, the Traditionalist Worker Party describes themselves as "America's first political party created by and for working families".

Police driver acquitted of all charges in Freddie Gray death

In his ruling, Judge Barry G. Williams rejected the prosecutions claim that the officer, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., had given Gray a “rough ride” in the van, intentionally putting him at risk for an injury by taking a wide turn while Gray was not secured with a seat belt.

Coast Guard: Search for family that disappeared off Florida coast suspended

The Coast Guard covered more than 34,000 square nautical miles, Case said, and spent about 250 resource hours in the search. According to the Coast Guard, Ace Kimberly called his brother Sunday around 3 p.m. Along the way, they recovered two bodies, two kayaks, and a long list of other items. The Coast Guard has said the family had lived on the vessel for about a year.

Two people killed after Texas dance studio shooting

Police in Fort Worth, Texas are investigating a deadly shooting outside a dance studio. The New York Daily News says that Fort Worth officers, as described by police spokesperson Daniel Segura, responded to calls regarding gunfire inside Studio 74, a non-profit dance studio, at about 1:15 a.m.

Colombian Delegates to Compete at Prestigious Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley

Barack Obama on June 07, 2016. As we speak, Obama is set to speak before about 700 people at the Entrepreneurship Summit, of more than 700 entrepreneurs, where attendees will also be hearing from Mark Zuckerberg, Googl's Sundar Pichai, AOL co-founder Steve Case and cast members of HBO's Silicon Valley - who are obviously there as comic relief.

Blind dog with oozing sore wins World's Ugliest Dog contest

Other competitors in this year's competition are Zsa-Zsa, a 7-year-old English bulldog rescued from a puppy mill, and Himisaboo, a dog whose hairstyle is drawing comparisons to presidential candidate Donald Trump . She is blind in both eyes and has to wear doggie diapers. This time around, one hound in particular, Himisaboo, was also drawing attention for a head of hair that had a striking resemblance to Donald Trump .

Senators Reach Deal on GMO Labeling

According to the bill , putting a clear text on the product informing the consumer would be optional, as the agro-industry would be allowed to instead use a text label, a symbol or an electronic label accessed by smartphone. But, he said he's disappointed that consumers will now have to rely on smartphones to learn about their food. Most soybeans grown in the USA are genetically engineered and endorsement by ASA indicates its members aren't concerned about label language as outlined in the ...

White House official: Obama briefed on UK vote to bolt EU

As US President Barrack Obama's tenure inside the White House comes to an end, one of his aides said he's already pondering other career pursuits. Considering that the Chicago Bulls are his favorites, this could be the pick. With a yearly salary of US$400,000 as president and a reported current net worth of US$12.2 million, any part-ownership would be on an incredibly small scale.

Marines Report Misidentification of One Man in Classic WW2 Photograph 'Iwo Jima'

The discovery of this unknown flag-raiser highlights the modesty of these courageous men-it is extraordinary that Schultz took his secret to the grave". "Schultz and the 70,000 servicemen who all played a part in raising that flag on Iwo Jima". It's hard to fathom his desire to keep his role quiet in an era when many Navy SEALs and other servicemen are rushing books into print about their exploits.

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton trade barbs in presidential race

Donald Trump on Thursday pushed back on media reports he's been funneling campaign donations back into Trump-owned businesses, saying he must by law reimburse all businesses whose services his campaign uses, even if he is the owner. The Latest on the US presidential campaign. "He's going after me personally because he has no answers on the substance", said Clinton. Supporters began worrying on Monday after Trump's campaign revealed weak fundraising totals.

Authorities search for suspect in police officer's shooting

The three years of probation that followed was set to end Saturday. Dorman has been on the force for about a year. Moreover, the Amtrak train service and SEPTA's Wilmington/Newark Line are suspended due to the police activity in the area.

Taylor Lautner Joins Scream Queens Season 2

This is also Taylor's first regular role on USA television! Lourd is returning alongside Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Lea Michele and Jaime Lee Curtis. Lautner will be making rounds alongside fellow Scream Queens rookie John Stamos , who is set to portray fellow doc Brock Holt, the hospital's brilliant - but secretive - head surgeon.

Viacom expects weak 3Q but chance of CEO change buoys shares

Viacom's shares jumped after Reuters first reported Redstone's move, ending the session up 6.7 percent. Dauman, widely expected to be fired within days amid a showdown with Viacom controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone, on Friday asked a judge to order an immediate hearing on his legal salvo aimed at finding Redstone mentally incapacitated.

Powerful Tornado Kills 51 In Eastern China

Officials tallied 51 dead and many others injured as of Thursday evening, and... The tornado and lightning, rainstorms and hailstorms tore through an area of China's Jiangsu province today. Heartbreaking photos of children covered in the blood from a destroyed school only add to the horrors of the ongoing devastation in the eastern province of Jiangsu.

Cleanup underway after California oil spill

Ventura County is the third largest oil-producing county in the state of California. Fire officials said the pipeline has been shut down and depressurized. The spill follows a more sizable spill about 55 miles away about a year ago, when approximately 3,800 barrels of crude leaked form a corroded coastal pipeline-some of which leaked into the ocean, killing marine life, including sea lions.

WNBA showdown: Lynx (12-0) visit Sparks (11-0) on Tuesday

The Lynx have set a new WNBA League record, starting the 2016 season 11-0. That's still true this year - the Lynx broke their own record for the best start to a season and have appeared almost invincible through their first 12 games. But this year Minnesota has been great in all facets of defense. "Wherever the game is, whenever it's played, we're just excited for the competition, the chance to play a quality team like L.A.", Reeve said.

Reuters/Ipsos: Clinton's lead over Trump narrows to nine points

Trump's campaign expenses are hardly inspiring confidence among people whose money he's pursuing. And $400 to Trump Ice LLC, which makes bottled waters. That extends to his propensity to mix business with politics. Schweizer told Newsday he does not advise the Trump campaign and investigates self-enrichment in both political parties.