Lawmakers blocked votes on both a House-passed bill and a short-term extension of the Patriot Act provisions that allow government surveillance programs.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says lawmakers will try again on May 31, the day before the provisions expire.
The Senate first took up the House bill, which would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes the debut of jazz pianist Justin Kauflin for two nights touring in support of his new release DEDICATION (1/2015). Band members are Justin Kauflin (piano), Billy Williams (drums), Chris Smith (upright bass), and Sean Lango (guitar).
- The Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk
- Friday, June 5th
Enjoy live music, art happenings and local boutique wines in various locations up and down Front Street. BYOG (bring your own glass) to Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk Friday, June 5. Live music by Madeline Wells, Kim Archer, Wynne C Blue and Her Troublefakers and Uncle Phil. Don’t miss the hobo symbol art exhibit at the historic Train Depot.
Here's TLC's statement:
"Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air.
Robert Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, tells NPR his organization will have a decision on its ban on gay adults no later than October.
The man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy in 2001 will get another day in court after prosecutors agreed not to oppose a new trial for Ingmar Guandique.
Vincent Cohen, the acting U.S. attorney, and Leslie Ann Gerardo, the assistant U.S. attorney, asked the Superior Court of the D.C.
To the untrained eye, pork roll looks like Canadian bacon. But New Jersey residents know better.
"It's like Spam meets bacon — but with a whole other set of spices that we don't know anything about," says Maggie Kowalski of Bayonne, N.J. "We just have to accept that.
He praised the Camden County Police Department's effort to improve community relations.
They will gather to pay tribute to former Archbishop Oscar Romero, a beloved priest and staunch defender of the poor, who was murdered while celebrating Mass in 1980.
The ceremony ends a long-fought battle
You could start by looking for the one who has the rare ability to visualize a human organ in three dimensions from little more than a scan.
"The handful of the top surgeons in the world are like sculptors," said Dr.
"We invited them to talk but they would not back down so we are sending them to the police," a soldier in the area who declined to be identified was quoted by Reuters as saying.
Reuters reports that among the arrests were 13 members of the Young People for Social-Democracy student group
NPR's Leila Fadel reports from Cairo that the online statement from ISIS "named and praised the Saudi suicide bomber who detonated himself amongst a congregation of Shiite Saudis praying in a mosque in the village of al Qudaih in Qatif province."
She says it is the first time a Saudi branch of ISIS known as Najd Pro
"The words 'outlaw' and 'biker,' while pejorative to some, still evoke a certain romanticism in the American ethos. They conjure an image of individualism, adventure and virility. There's an endless list of motorcycle gang movies.
The long-held conventional wisdom is that canis lupus familiaris split from wolves 11,000 to 16,000 years ago and that the divergence was helped along by Stone Age humans who wanted a fellow hunter, a sentry and a companion.
Now, DNA evidence suggests that the split between dogs and their wild ancestors occurred closer to 30,000 years ago.
Publishing in Thursday's edition of Current Biology, t
If your Memorial Day weekend plans include a hike in the mountains, be prepared for rain. And if you’re hanging around the Northwest Folklife Festival or elsewhere in the lowlands, expect showers, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.
He says it’s a continuation of a pattern that started on Thursday and continued into Friday morning.
“We had a lot of low clouds moving in to the west of the Cascade Crest,” Mass said.
“There’s an on-shore pressure gradient and so there’s stratus and strato cumulous (clouds) at lower levels. But at upper levels, we’re getting flow still coming off the mountains,” he said.
The State Department has released 296 emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email account.
The website where the correspondence has been made public is loading slowly, and we are making attempts to access the emails.
NPR's David Welna tells our Newscast unit that many of the emails are from Sidney Blumenthal, a former Clinton White House aide with business dealings in Libya.
At 57 pounds, the desk in question is light enough for two students to carry and move around the classroom. At $35 per student, it's affordable enough for many school districts to buy in bulk.