Friday Show 4-14-17
Trump gives states power to cut off Planned Parenthood money
President Trump signed a bill Thursday freeing states to withhold federal family planning grant money from Planned Parenthood, marking the first major pro-life legislation to be signed into law in more than a decade.
Man suspected of shooting US border agent arrested in Mexico
A fugitive accused of pulling the trigger to kill a U.S. Border Patrol agent was captured in Mexico more than six years after a slaying that exposed a bungled gun-tracking operation by the U.S. government.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach announces first conviction of noncitizen voting in Kansas
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Wednesday that he has obtained his first conviction of a person who illegally voted in a Kansas election without being a U.S. citizen. Kobach, who has advised President Donald Trump on immigration and voter fraud, said that Victor David Garcia Bebek has pleaded guilty to voter fraud.
A look at the types of aid US provides Mexico
President Donald Trump has ordered the federal government to account for all U.S. assistance to Mexico over the past five years, as part of his effort to shore up security along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Hawaiian fisherman asks to restrict foreign fishing licenses
A Native Hawaiian fisherman is asking a state board to declare that only people who are lawfully admitted to the United States can get commercial fishing licenses.
‘Shariah cop’ cracks down on Minnesota Muslims
A 22-year-old Muslim convert has been denounced for trying to enforce Shariah law on Somali refugees living in Minneapolis, but he says he’s just trying to be a good Muslim and please Allah.
Police Call Qurans Found in Toilet at UTD ‘Shocking and Unusual’
Police at the University of Texas at Dallas say they’re searching for the person who dumped several copies of the Quran in campus toilets. They call the incident “shocking” and “unusual.”
Substitute teacher shortage adds to strain on struggling schools
It’s 7 a.m. on a Friday and Teresa Kurilovitch already knows it’s going to be a rough day. Twenty-one teachers are absent, and as a veteran secretary in the Niagara Falls High School office, she takes the first stab at finding replacements.
Dog escapes Virginia boarding facility with superior door-opening skills
A dog staying at a Virginia boarding facility proved to be quite an escape artist and found his way to freedom. The Great Pyrenees named “General” managed to escape the facility by opening multiple doors.
Oddly, Penguins Keep Coming Back to Erupting Volcano
It took hundreds of years for one of the oldest and largest penguin colonies in Antarctica to recover after three separate volcanic eruptions nearly wiped the seabird colony off the map, a new study finds.