Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:26:44 GMT
Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement. The locations were chosen because they embody a particular trait of successful policing, such as effective use of data, strong community relationships or a commitment to officer safety, Lynch said Monday in an interview with The Associated Press.
Capitol Hill Buzz: GOP lawmaker lashes out at Beyonce video
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:22:32 GMT
Beyonce's new video "Formation" is "pro-Black Panther" and "anti-cop," says a Republican congressman, who argued Monday that it perpetuates a lie about the August 2014 shooting in Missouri of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. "Beyonce may be a gifted entertainer but no one should really care what she thinks about any serious issue confronting our nation," New York Rep. Pete King said in a statement he posted on his Facebook page.
Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:16:35 GMT
A gun-dealers trade group is pushing legislation in several conservative states to restrict what it says is discrimination by financial institutions. The National Shooting Sports Foundation initiated legislation in Kansas, Georgia, Alabama and Missouri over the last year after hearing from gun businesses that allege they've been unfairly denied financial services, including by insurance companies.
Hazel Della s Shields Floral closing its doors Tuesday
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:15:33 GMT
Rows of artificial flowers, all marked down 65 percent, decorate Shields Floral Boutique as a woman helps clear out the Hazel Dell shop. Tuesday is Carol Shields' last day in business after 35 years.
Travelers Protective Association Awards Scholarship Grants
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:15:16 GMT
The Travelers Protective Association , a fraternal benefit society, recently awarded 46 scholarships through its Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired totaling $17,700 during the 2015 fourth quarter. The grants, which are awarded nationwide to recipients throughout the year, ranged from $100 to $600 per person based on necessity.
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