USA


Protests held in LA, nationwide against Dakota Access Pipeline

There were no immediate reports of arrests . Objections to the pipeline and its financing drew protesters wielding signs and chanting "you can't drink oil; leave it in the soil". She has lived at the nearby camp for three months in hopes of stopping construction. Demonstrators remained outside, holding up the incantation "water is life", while Heidi Brugger and Joanie Trussel of REAP presented a letter to Wells Fargo executives, which was politely accepted.



Reader's view: Electoral College thwarts will of the people

Many people may be surprised to read that Hillary Clinton received more than a million votes more than Donald Trump in the USA election, but still lost the presidency to him. "I hope it dies down, but I don't see that happening". "The Presidential election is over but, unfortunately, the vitriol remains", stated Secretary of State Brian Kemp.


US Court Rules Against GOP In Wisconsin Redistricting Case

US Court Rules Against GOP In Wisconsin Redistricting Case

With the 2016 election, Donald Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate to win Wisconsin in almost 30 years and Republicans took control of almost two-thirds of the Legislature, including their largest majority in the Assembly since 1957, despite a roughly even split of votes between Democrats and Republicans in statewide races.



Big snowfall forecast to hit Northeast U.S.

Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel unsafe. Much of northern Minnesota was buried under 10 to 18 inches of snow by Saturday, and there were reports of up to 2 feet of snow in some areas. There is also a lake effect snow warning in effect for Livingston, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties through Monday . Gusts could reach close to 50 miles per hour in major cities.


San Antonio police officer fatally shot while writing ticket

San Antonio police officer fatally shot while writing ticket

In St. Louis, a police sergeant was hospitalized in critical condition Sunday evening after he was shot twice while sitting in traffic in a marked police vehicle. "This is the person's whose image we saw on surveillance", McManus said at a press conference. "Here we are, another officer, one of our own, shot down in front of headquarters by a coward".


Local churches donate to Operation Christmas Child

Local churches donate to Operation Christmas Child

Donors are asked to purchase a toy along with other small items like school supplies and games and place them into a shoe box which will then be donated to a child living in poverty around the world. "It's a total record", she said. This week First Baptist has collected over 3,000 boxes from local churches. The Samaritan's Purse website states that since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 135 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 ...