Author: 0 Flights in Phoenix canceled because it's too hot for planes

While the heat wave this week in the West has not been specifically attributed to climate change, it's probably safe to say background warming is playing a role and the impacts we're seeing will only become more pronounced in the future. It gets so hot in Phoenix that stores put coverings over door handles so people don't burn their hands. American Airlines said that the aircraft used by its regional American Eagle brand have a maximum operating temperature of 118 degrees, the ...

National 2 workers trapped after roof collapses in New York City
Author: 0 2 workers trapped after roof collapses in New York City

First responders received the 911 call about the incident at 31-25 28th Rd. roughly 3:40 p.m., officials said. All three victims were transported to Elmhurst Hospital Center. Aerial footage from WNBC showed a hole in the building's roof where the collapse might have occurred. The building is in the process of being converted from a two-family house to a three-family house, according to the Dept.

Author: 0 Whole Foods CEO Hints at Launching Another Brand Under Amazon

Whole Foods, meanwhile, saw six consecutive quarters of falling same-store sales and recently announced plans to close a number of stores. The proximity of many Whole Foods stores to existing Amazon locations could be one of the factors that attracted Amazon to the deal - making it easier to integrate its existing delivery infrastructure with its new retail presence.

National Spicer expected to take less public role
Author: 0 Spicer expected to take less public role

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was criticized by reporters for holding his daily briefing off-camera on Monday. The discussions on reorganising the White House communications operation are still preliminary and no final decision has been made, the people said .

National Trump plans to release tax overhaul in early September
Author: 0 Trump plans to release tax overhaul in early September

US businesses are taxed on what they earn both at home and overseas (after a partial exemption). "Let's talk about the big picture". The Trump administration has only released a one-page outline of its tax plan but is working with members of Congress on a joint proposal.

National Senate GOP targets next week for vote on healthcare bill
Author: 0 Senate GOP targets next week for vote on healthcare bill

Democratic senators will also make floor speeches late Monday on the subject. "The Senate will soon have a chance to turn the page on this failed law", said the Kentucky Republican, adding GOP senators have had "many productive discussions" on the measure and "we have to act, and we are".

Author: 0 Implications For Texas As Supreme Court Considers Gerrymandering Case

He used the vote in urban areas like Milwaukee and Madison as an example: "I don't care how you draw the maps there, they're always going to win by big margins", Walker said . House of Representatives (unless a state follows California's lead and entrusts redistricting to a citizens' commission or some other group of nonpoliticians).

National Jobless rate down in May in Gillette
Author: 0 Jobless rate down in May in Gillette

Niobrara County posted the lowest unemployment rate in May at 2.7 percent. Three of Dubois County's neighboring counties - Daviess, Perry and Warrick - saw their May rates increase. The highest unemployment rates were found in Natrona (5.4%), Fremont (5.3%), and Campbell (5.1%) counties. In April, Steele County's rate stood at 3.5 percent, compared to Freeborn County at 3.7 percent.

National Redskins' Daniel Snyder
Author: 0 Redskins' Daniel Snyder "THRILLED" with Supreme Court ruling

The government argued that trademarks did not fall under First Amendment protections of free speech because they weren't private speech - in fact, that a trademark is government sanctioned speech. Tam said the band never considered itself a political group, but that "the establishment of an Asian American band was a political act in of itself".

Author: 0 Will Supreme Court draw the line on where political lines are drawn?

The two top Republicans in the Legislature, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos , say they're confident the Supreme Court will affirm the GOP maps. Attorney for those challenging the lines, Paul Smith, stated, " Partisan gerrymandering of this kind is worse now than at any time in recent memory".

Author: 0 Supreme Court to decide on partisan gerrymandering

The four more liberal justices, named to the court by Democrats, would have let the new line-drawing proceed even as the court considers the issue. "Partisan gerrymandering of this kind is worse now than at any time in recent memory", said Paul Smith of the Campaign Legal Center, who will argue the case next fall.

National California mom attacked child in attempted exorcism
Author: 0 California mom attacked child in attempted exorcism

Almost a dozen people watched the alleged attack - and one man stepped in to help. Resident John Marciel tried to stop Felder but she continued to attack the child. "When you see something like this, it shakes your foundation and faith in people", he said. CBS 5 adds that Felder was given a toxicology test to determine if she was under the influence of any substances.

Author: 0 Lawyer tries to eat words that Trump tweeted on investigation

The White House used a memo he wrote to justify Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey , but Trump's firing of Comey may now be part of the probe. Thereupon, we were treated to heated debates - including an uncharacteristically cringe-inducing one Fox's Chris Wallace conducted with Sekulow - over whether Trump was acknowledging that he is under investigation ...

Author: 0 After closed-door meeting, Senate GOP says healthcare bill coming soon

They narrowed down legislative options at a meeting Tuesday attended by Vice President Mike Pence. Susan Collins (R-ME) remain skeptical towards the bill. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told IJR when asked if swapping health care for taxes in the 2017 reconciliation is a possibility. Both could balk at the more modest Medicaid cuts and the maintenance of certain taxes; they've already been cagey about where they now stand on the bill.

National Torrential rains predicted for Gulf Coast
Author: 0 Torrential rains predicted for Gulf Coast

It says Cindy acquired a well-defined center on Tuesday afternoon, becoming the third tropical storm of 2017. Forecasters say the system will approach the Louisiana coast by Wednesday, with some strengthening possible. The tropical storm warning has been extended westward to High Island, Texas . Meteorologists warned of waves of more than 9 feet (3 meters) along the islands' coasts and said up to five inches of rain could fall in Trinidad and in neighboring Grenada.

National Japan investigates delay in reporting US Navy ship collision
Author: 0 Japan investigates delay in reporting US Navy ship collision

Weather conditions were clear at the time of the collision , the AP reported . Meguro said the ship was " operating as usual " until the collision at 1:30 a.m., as shown on a ship tracking service that the company uses. Admiral John Richardson arrived at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka on the outskirts of Tokyo to meet bereaved relatives and officers who served on the USS Fitzgerald .

Author: 0 U.S. student in coma dies days after release from North Korea

Warmbier's family announced his death Monday. They said it should be a "call to action to those in the position to protect our American citizens here at home AND overseas". The tour offers biking trips along the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea as well as scuba diving, according to USA Today . The official North Korean statement was that he had suffered a bout of severe stomach flu called botulism , though medical professionals have said there is no evidence to suggest ...

National Brooks Koepka wins US Open, ties Rory McIlroy's scoring mark
Author: 0 Brooks Koepka wins US Open, ties Rory McIlroy's scoring mark

That put him in Sunday's final pairing and Thomas, an early bird, said it was "bizarre for me", hanging around the house he shared with Fowler, trying to avoid the phone, the TV, all that was being written and said about him until it was time to go to the course.

National #HoldTheFloor: Democrats grind Senate to halt in Obamacare repeal bill protest
Author: 0 #HoldTheFloor: Democrats grind Senate to halt in Obamacare repeal bill protest

Sen. Collins should protect the health of her constituents and the integrity of our beleaguered democracy by voting down the stealth health bill. The timing of the vote means there will be zero congressional hearings that allow experts to vet the bill, and the public will have less than a week to read and digest legislation that will impact roughly one-sixth of the U.S.

National Will Grier Cleared To Play In West Virginia's Opener
Author: 0 Will Grier Cleared To Play In West Virginia's Opener

Grier, a former national player of the year in high school, played in six games and started five for Florida in 2015 before starting a one-year suspension for a positive PED (performance-enhancing drug) test midway through his freshman season.

National Threesome leads to fatal stabbing of man in Park Slope
Author: 0 Threesome leads to fatal stabbing of man in Park Slope

The woman reportedly told her boyfriend, who did not participate in the group sex, that she had been raped, but police told the Daily News there were no signs the sex was nonconsensual. A relative of the woman who answered the door told the paper the 20-year-old apologized profusely before falling to the floor. " He went to stand up, I don't know if he was gonna try and leave or what, (and) collapsed on the floor ", the woman said.

Author: 0 Police fatally shoot pregnant Black woman in Seattle

KIRO7 News reports that the police officers knew Lyles , so they sent two police officers because they were "concerned for their safety", which is understandable, considering the threat of the undersized, petite woman who family members called " tiny " and said, "weighs like, nothing , soaking wet".

National Trump Says 'Let's Play Ball' At Record Turnout For Congressional Baseball Game
Author: 0 Trump Says 'Let's Play Ball' At Record Turnout For Congressional Baseball Game

Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said there was a "good possibility" that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity. David Bailey , a Capitol Hill police officer who was part of Mr Scalise's security detail and helped bring down the shooter, was also injured in the incident but had recovered enough to throw the game's ceremonial first pitch .

National Rob Gronkowski denies spending $100K on casino bar tab
Author: 0 Rob Gronkowski denies spending $100K on casino bar tab

TMZ Sports reported Monday that Gronkowski and his crew racked up a bill totaling $102,407 at Shrine nightclub in Foxwoods Resort Casino in CT, even including a receipt that a PR rep for the bar reportedly said was legitimate. We've also gotten to the point where you could throw out any story about Gronk partying and most people would believe it. By accident or carefully crafted, Gronkowski has gone out of his way to make sure he's seen having a good time during his off time from the ...

Author: 0 Family and friends mourn, remember pregnant woman shot dead by Seattle police

Local high school teacher and activist Jesse Hagopian speaks as several dozen people attend a vigil outside the apartment building of Charleena Lyles , a 30-year-old woman who was shot by police after she called them. According to King County jail records, Lyles was arrested and charged with obstruction of a public officer and harassment of a law enforcement officer on June 5.

National 6 killed in I-10 pileup caused by dust
Author: 0 6 killed in I-10 pileup caused by dust

As of 10 p.m., there was no estimated time for it to reopen. Jose Manuel Clemente, 77, and Maurella Clemente Munoz, 38, both of El Paso, Texas, also lost their lives along with Josefina Silva, 47, of Escondido, California, KOB4 reports .

Author: 0 Scalise upgraded to 'serious' condition, able to speak to family

Scalise and three other people were shot early Wednesday at a park in suburban Washington as they practiced for a congressional charity baseball game. He has required surgery several times since the shooting. "I just want to wish Rep. Scalise a very, very quick recovery", Sanders said. "Doctors are happy with the progress he's made", Scalise's press secretary, Lauren Fine, tells PEOPLE.

Author: 0 Muslim girl's death in Virginia may be hate crime, say police

He eventually caught up to Nabra where he assaulted her with the bat and then took her in his auto to a second location in Loudoun County, police said . Activists and the mother of a Muslim American teenager who was murdered in Virginia on Sunday rejected the police's conclusion that the crime was not motivated by hate.

National Ford to build the Focus in China instead of Mexico
Author: 0 Ford to build the Focus in China instead of Mexico

These savings include the scrapping of the all-new facility of Mexico that was announced earlier in the year. The current Focus will be phased out of production in Wayne, Michigan in mid-2018, according to Joe Hinrichs , president of global operations.

Author: 0 Congressman Scalise upgraded to serious condition, speaks with family

Mo Brooks, who was on the list and present at the practice but unharmed by the shooting. The House Majority Whip underwent several surgeries after the shooting. Mika also remained hospitalized Saturday after undergoing an additional surgery. The president's meaning was unclear as he made the comments at an event on Cuba policy in Miami.

National Woman stabs child to death, says she is heaven
Author: 0 Woman stabs child to death, says she is heaven

Family members called the Harris County Sheriff's Office to report the text messages. He told the paper it wasn't clear why she would want to kill her daughter as she had gotten into a fight with her boyfriend on Sunday. She pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour and was sentenced to probation which she was still serving. The little girl, always smiling, was Fredricka Allen .

National Holy Hell, Foo Fighters Just Revived the Rock Festival
Author: 0 Holy Hell, Foo Fighters Just Revived the Rock Festival

According to a press release, "hard rock extremes and pop sensibilities collide" on Concrete and Gold , the result of Foo Fighters' collaboration with producer Greg Kurstin . To make a huge rock record but with Greg Kurstin's sense of melody and arrangement... The Sky Is A Neighbourhood 5. To mark the album, Foo Fighters have announced a "backyard party for 50,000 people" in the form of new festival Foo Fighters' CAL JAM 17 at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, California ...

Author: 0 Cuba rejects new U.S. policy, calls it 'archaic'

The move is created to target the repressive elements of the Cuban regime over human rights concerns and not the Cuban people, said officials, who briefed reporters ahead of the announcement on the condition they not be named. It analyzes the virtues of Obama's approach, which had recognized Cuba's independence, sovereignty and self-determination, and the Cuban government in a civilized coexistence relationship.

National Allegiant announces new flights from STL to Phoenix
Author: 0 Allegiant announces new flights from STL to Phoenix

The flights will run twice weekly. Allegiant Airlines now offers flights between St. Cloud and Mesa, Arizona. With the addition of the Phoenix route, Allegiant will serve 12 destinations with nonstop service from Indianapolis. Phil Bryant said in a news release from Allegiant. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Flights must be purchased by June 22, 2017 for travel by February 13, 2018.

Author: 0 USA lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

Scalise was among four people shot by a lone gunman who opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers practicing baseball at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia, a House colleague told CNN, in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack".

National US Supreme Court to hear 'gerrymandering' case
Author: 0 US Supreme Court to hear 'gerrymandering' case

As Johnson said, then-President Obama did well in the state when he was re-elected in 2012, and "yet Democrats gained no seats in the Legislature, remained deeply in the minority". The lawsuits filed by Common Cause and the League of Women Voters are scheduled for a bench trial at the end of this month. The Supreme Court case comes as a result of a decision by a court in Wisconsin, which found that the state's Republican lawmakers had violated the Constitution's First Amendment as well as ...

National Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Much Of The State
Author: 0 Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Much Of The State

The storms could pack gusty winds with rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches. Tornadoes are also a possibility, according to the weather service. Today's watch, issued by the Storm Prediction Center, extends from northern Maryland to ME, including the Capital District and Hudson Valley in Upstate New York.

National Supreme Court to decide whether partisan gerrymandering is constitutional
Author: 0 Supreme Court to decide whether partisan gerrymandering is constitutional

In a paper published in the University of Chicago Law Review past year, law professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos and political scientist Eric McGhee propose a mathematical formula judges can use to identify suspect maps. The U.S. Supreme Court has made a decision to take on a Wisconsin case testing whether lawmakers across the country can take it too far when drawing electoral districts to minimize the influence of voters for political purposes.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner to visit Middle East

Stephen Bridges added he expected Jared Kushner's voice to sound like Mickey Mouse, and his guess "wasn't too far off". The visits to Jerusalem and Ramallah by Kushner , a senior adviser to Trump, and national security aide Jason Greenblatt, were widely reported on Sunday night, all citing unnamed White House officials.

Author: 0 Wisconsin AG 'thrilled' high court to hear case

If the high court upholds this ruling, it would establish a sweeping precedent that could lead to a wave of lawsuits against widespread partisan gerrymanders nationally. The measure, call the efficiency gap , shows how cracking (breaking up blocs of Democratic voters) and packing (concentrating Democrats within certain districts) results in wasted votes - excess votes for winners in safe districts and perpetually inadequate votes for the losers.

Author: 0 Community wants answers after pregnant black mother is shot by police

During a tense standoff with officers, two of whom had weapons drawn, the woman told police they were "devils and also members of the KKK", a reference to the white-supremacy group, the police report said of the earlier incident. Usually, only one officer would respond to a standard burglary call like this one, Jamieson told reporters. Authorities added that the pair "were equipped with less lethal force options , per department policy".

National Storm chances increase for Monday and Monday night
Author: 0 Storm chances increase for Monday and Monday night

Partly sunny, with a high near 87. East wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. The rain risk will be 40 percent. A few heavy storms are possible on Monday as well, with the most likely impact being heavy rainfall. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies and scattered rain showers linger, with an overnight low temperature of 69 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

National Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays
Author: 0 Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays

Democrats are citing the lack of transparency in the process, blasting Republicans in the upper chamber for opting against holding committee hearings on the bill, Politico reports. They say they will slow work on bills by refusing to let the Senate bypass time-consuming procedural steps, which it customarily does on most legislation.

National Amazon's Whole Foods deal set to quicken grocery evolution
Author: 0 Amazon's Whole Foods deal set to quicken grocery evolution

But even before the deal was announced, grocers were scrambling to adapt to shifting habits. "This is an natural disaster rattling through the grocery sector as well as the retail world", said Mark Hamrick with Walmart , which gets more than half its revenue from groceries, has been expanding with its acquisition of a year ago and last week said it was buying online men's clothing seller Bonobos .

Author: 0 US Lawmaker Steve Scalise Showing Improvement After Baseball Field Shooting

Hodgkinson, who died from injuries sustained as he exchanged gunfire with authorities, had a list of lawmakers' names on his person. Hodgkinson of IL, died after being shot by Capitol Police officers. Scalise suffered a rifle wound in his left hip that shattered bones, tore organs and caused severe bleeding. He has had several operations since the shooting .