Anticipated showdown at UC Berkeley over Ann Coulter invitation is more of a shouting match than a melee

Authorities expected violence. They issued warnings to those in the Berkeley area to steer clear of the fray. Behind face shields and helmets, they lined the streets, girding themselves for disorder. But Thursday’s anticipated showdown incited by an invitation for Ann Coulter to speak at the campus turned out to be more of a shouting match than a melee, with little physical confrontation. Source link

Police: Time-consuming haircut prompts woman to pull gun

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Cleveland are trying to identify a woman they say pulled a gun on a barber because he was taking too long to cut her 7-year-old son’s hair. Cleveland.com says a police report says the woman threatened the barber at a barber school April 14. Police say the woman complained several times before pulling a handgun from her purse and pointing it at the barber, telling him, “I got two clips. I’ll pop you.” The police say the woman put the gun back after another employee came over to calm her down. The barber was able

De Blasio defends DOC commissioner’s out-of-state trips

In a stunning rebuke, the city’s investigations commissioner blasted Mayor de Blasio on Friday for defending newly-revealed misconduct by the head of the jail system. DOI reported early on Friday that Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte violated regulations by using his city-issued SUV on 90 days’ worth of out-of-state trips — including personal time in his home state of Maine. As a result he was out for 35 work days, or the equivalent of 7 weeks, even as assaults in the city’s jail systems continued to increase, On his weekly radio appearance, de Blasio staunchly defended Ponte and his record —

Bill to avert shutdown for one week clears House

With just hours to spare, the House easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump’s 99th day in office, lawmakers were leaving for the weekend without completing two other measures he’s coveted: A Republican health care overhaul and a budget financing government for the entire year. House members overwhelmingly backed the weeklong spending measure by a lopsided vote of 382-30, averting a Saturday shutdown and moving the measure to the Senate for a certain final approval. Leaders hope it will give bipartisan bargainers enough time to

Chris Soules Charged With Felony, Preliminary Hearing Set for Fatal Crash

Chris Soules has officially been charged with a felony stemming from his fatal car crash earlier this week, Us Weekly can confirm. The Buchanan County Sheriff tells Us that the Bachelor alum, 35, is facing a class D felony. Possible penalties include a jail sentence, strict probations and fines. Celebrity Mugshots Soules’ preliminary hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 2. As previously reported, Soules’ pickup rear-ended a tractor trailer near Aurora, Iowa, on Monday. He was later arrested at his home in Arlington for allegedly leaving the scene of a fatal accident, and he was released

Gary Cohn: Trump wants Washington out of middle class pockets

The Trump administration’s tax overhaul aims to ease burdens for businesses and corporations, but White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn says the personal income side is equally as important. “We are trying to drive the economy, we are trying to drive growth, we are trying to drive more income back into American consumers’ pockets. We want to take Washington out of the equation. We want people to keep more of their hard-earned income,” Cohn told the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo. Under the proposal, individual tax brackets would be reduced from seven to three, taxed at rates of

Pope Francis visits Egypt just weeks after attacks on Coptic churches

Pope Francis arrived in Cairo Friday on his first papal trip to Egypt, which is aimed at addressing tensions between the country’s Muslims and Christians after recent violence targeting Egypt’s Coptic minority. Although Pope Francis has eschewed the armored “popemobile” used by his predecessors on foreign trips, there was increased security around the sprawling capital as the pontiff’s Alitalia jet touched down. His historic two-day visit comes just two weeks after suicide bombings on two Christian churches killed at least 45 people in northern Egypt. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty ImagesPope Francis leaves Cairo’s International Airport upon his arrival in the Egyptian capital

Here's why, even with control of everything, the GOP cannot govern

President Trump confers with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) after a luncheon celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the U.S. Capitol. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) The markets are waking up to the reality that President Trump is not going to accomplish much of anything, as the Wall Street Journal reports: Markets are signaling caution after investors greeted President Donald Trump’s election with enthusiasm. Bets on higher economic growth, inflation and interest rates—which became known as the “reflation trade”—have eased since the election. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note is lower than it was when Mr. Trump took office, including a decline Wednesday

'Mountain man' granted parole after 32 years

A ‘mountain man’ who spent 32 years in prison for kidnapping a world-class athlete out on a training run in 1984 and killing her would-be rescuer was released on parole yesterday. Don Nichols was sentenced to 85 years in prison for kidnapping Kari Swenson in the mountains near Big Sky, Montana in July 1984 and killing Alan Goldstein, a friend who went to look for Swenson when she failed to return home from her run.  He reportedly kidnapped Swenson, 22, because he wanted a wife for his son Dan, who was 19 at the time.  The story drew widespread media