Author: 0 Reactions to Senate health care bill being crafted in secret (2 letters)

He said GOP senators have had " many productive discussions" on the measure and added, "We have to act, and we are". One reason conservatives are not yet in full revolt mode is because leading Senate conservative Ted Cruz is one of the 12 Republicans involved in the closed door negotiations.

National The Jurors In Bill Cosby's Trial Are Deadlocked
Author: 0 The Jurors In Bill Cosby's Trial Are Deadlocked

At 11:06am local time on Thursday, the seven men and five women that make up Bill Cosby's jury reported they had not been able to reach a consensus on any of the charges . "I want to reiterate how proud I am of each and every one of you", O'Neill said as he sent the jury back to the hotel. "He is just happy to know he has 12 people of his peers who understand that the facts of this case don't add up, the inconsistencies with Ms.

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Author: 0 Tornado touched down in Sussex County Monday night

At the peak of the storm on Monday night, nearly 2,000 homes were in the dark. Crews worked through the night to restore service. There were no reports of injury, however some damage was reported. A tornado appeared Monday evening near Greenwood in Sussex County, Delaware, according to the National Weather Service, based in Mount Holly, Burlington County.

National Tropical storm warning expanded along Gulf Coast
Author: 0 Tropical storm warning expanded along Gulf Coast

Heavy rainfall from storm can be pulled northeastward into Louisiana , Mississippi, Alabama , Georgia and the Florida Panhandle as the week progresses. A tropical storm watch is in effect elsewhere on the Texas coast from west of High Island to San Luis Pass. The sooner the easternmost high skirts to the East Coast, the more northward the turn in the storm.

Author: 0 Tenn. homeowner holds escaped Georgia prison inmates at gunpoint until cops arrive

That's when the inmates crashed and ran away on foot before they were captured. Bedford County Sheriff Austin Swing told Nashville TV station WSMV that the escapees were in the house from about 2:30 5:30 p.m. "When they did, they bailed out of the vehicle and fled across a wooded area in our county". "These are mean people", Sills said. The other prisoners on the bus Tuesday were taken to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office and put on another corrections department bus.

Author: 0 Scalise Still in Critical Condition But Vitals are Stabilized

During the game, a special tribute was held for Scalise, who is being treated at Medstar Washington Hospital Center . Scalise will require additional operations to fix abdominal injuries and broken bones , and will be in the hospital for some time, Sava said, adding that he couldn't yet predict the length of his hospital stay.

Author: 0 It's Too Hot For Some Planes To Fly In Phoenix

Extremely high temperatures on the ground in Phoenix have lead to mass cancellations of flights out of Sky Harbor International Airport and trends like this might continue with soaring heat in the American Southwest. Flight cancellations due to weather are fairly frequent. Hot air is less dense than cold air, and the hotter the temperature , the more speed a plane needs to lift off.

National Supreme Court Rules Asian-American Outfit The Slants Can Trademark Their Name
Author: 0 Supreme Court Rules Asian-American Outfit The Slants Can Trademark Their Name

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) and subsequently the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) had denied registration for the trademark THE SLANTS on the grounds that it was allegedly disparaging. The outcome of The Slants' case will shape the resolution of the Washington Redskins' battle with the PTO. "We grew up and the notion of having slanted eyes was always considered a negative thing", Tam said in January .

Author: 0 Europe in Constant Panic: Person Wearing Explosives in Brussels 'Neutralized'

They are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. "He said "Allahu Akbar" . It was not clear if the suspect survived, though some sources say the man died from his wounds. Authorities could only confirm his death once a bomb squad had finished its work, Van Wymersch added. A suspected suicide bomber was shot after setting off an explosion in Brussels Central Station on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Trump's legal plan quite simple so far: Fight, fight, fight

On CNN's " New Day ", Sekulow argued that the president was not under investigation, despite his tweet and the Post report , because the White House hadn't been told that was the case. The attorney is a founding member and chairman of Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, a law firm in Washington D.C., according to the firm's website . Mueller's probe is in its earliest stages and the idea he had narrowed the investigation down to one person is absurd.

Author: 0 Trump Attorney Insists President Is Not Under Investigation

New allegations that President Trump is likely under investigation for obstruction of justice has the hot-headed world leader seething, and his reaction makes it clear that this time there might a real chance for charges. Of course, that's what the president said last week. Himes says the notion the investigation has been going on too long "is just crazy" and "we're talking about the very core of our democracy here".

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Author: 0 USA forces "reposition over Syria" after Russian threat

Moscow has condemned the US downing of the Syrian government fighter jet after it dropped bombs nears USA partner forces. Australia on Tuesday suspended its airstrikes against IS targets in Syria as a precaution, after Russian Federation announced it was suspending the hotline and warned the US -led coalition not to fly over Syrian army positions west of the Euphrates River.

Author: 0 Senate Votes Up Anti-Russia Sanctions

Broad new sanctions would be imposed on Russia's mining, metals, shipping and railways sectors. If it passes the House, President Donald Trump would have to either sign or veto a bill that the White House has had little response to so far.

Author: 0 Special Counsel Robert Mueller Is Now Investigating Jared Kushner's Business Dealings

It follows President Donald Trump's decision to assemble a team of outside lawyers to represent him through the Justice Department special counsel's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. That same month, Kushner also met with Sergey Gorkov of Vnesheconombank , a Russian bank that has been accused of being state-owned by Russian President Vladimir Putin's government and is now under US sanctions.

National Sean Spicer Confirms WH 'Meeting with Potential People' for Press Vacancies
Author: 0 Sean Spicer Confirms WH 'Meeting with Potential People' for Press Vacancies

Who do you think will replace Sean Spicer as press secretary? "When he is ready to make that announcement, I will let you know". Spicer has been available to reporters less often and for shorter periods in recent weeks. Another name being thrown around is Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle . "[Press briefings are] one avenue to do that". Reporter Trey Yingst of the conservative-leaning One America News Network asked Spicer point-blank if the president believes that the Russian ...

Author: 0 Steve Bannon Fat-Shames Sean Spicer

Spicer on Monday would only say that Trump "has confidence in everyone who serves him in this administration". Some on social media also wondered if the press secretary job would offer a high enough salary to attract Ingraham - who reportedly makes millions in income entirely on the basis of her reputation, which might be threatened in a Trump White House .

Author: 0 Supreme Court Grants Cert in Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

But the Supreme Court on Monday said the 2011 Republican maps should stay in place while the court considers the case . "Both parties draw congressional and legislative districts to their own advantage", the Washington Post's Robert Barnes notes .

National Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump
Author: 0 Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

CNN has forecast that Ms Handel has won the race by 52.4 percent to Mr Ossoff's 47.6 percent. Handel thanked many supporters and local and state officials, but it was when she thanked Trump that her crowd burst out in chants of "Trump!" The margin allows Republicans a sigh of relief after what is being recognised as the most expensive House of Representatives race in USA history, with a price tag that may exceed 50 million dollars (£40 million).

National In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat
Author: 0 In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat

House contest in history. Spending on all candidates has been put at $56m (£44m), making it the costliest congressional election in U.S. history. The race is to fill the seat vacated by former Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who is now the Director of the Office of Management and Budget for the Trump administration.

Author: 0 Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium

The White House actually held an on-camera briefing Tuesday with none other than Sean Spicer . As per Politico and Bloomberg , the White House is reevaluating Spicer's role. Spicer responded , "I'm right here". Also, the White House has started releasing its own transcripts of the press briefings and Q&A sessions, since reporters aren't allowed to record anything anymore.

Author: 0 CNN reporter labels White House spokesman 'just kind of useless'

However, when Spicer was missing from the White House press briefings for a long time in May, and deputy press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders , covered for him, she discovered how reporters missed Spicer. Asked about the changes, Spicer said Trump had spoken before cameras during an Oval Office meeting with the president of Panama and would later make remarks in front of the media at an event with technology leaders.

National Trump will allow 'dreamers' to stay in United States, reversing campaign promise
Author: 0 Trump will allow 'dreamers' to stay in United States, reversing campaign promise

The rescinded memo was never implemented and is the subject of an ongoing federal court battle waged by Texas and other states that opposed Obama's program. The Homeland Security news release also indicated that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which offers 750,000 immigrants brought to the country illegally as children the chance to attend school and to work, will remain in place for now.

National Authorities: Charlotte mom tried to suffocate boy
Author: 0 Authorities: Charlotte mom tried to suffocate boy

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department statements obtained by WSOCTV , Dixon is alleged to have been caught on cameras attempting to suffocate her son with a pillow and her hands four times over the course of 15 minutes. Of note, prior to the episode at the hospital, there had been no known prior attempts of the mother abusing her baby son. Her first court date is Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Author: 0 $447M Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold in California

The jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing has grown to an estimated $435 million, the eighth-largest in Powerball history. The winning combination of numbers for the massive payout was 20-26-32-38-58, and the Powerball number was 3. The estimated prize is based on a victor choosing an annuity, which pays off over 30 years. The store is at 27985 Bradley Road in the Sun City community in the city of Menifee.

Author: 0 'Must-See TV' With An Uncertain Future

Spicer conducted the last on-camera briefing last Monday. "I expect it this week", White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters at a news briefing. As Spicer walked away, Acosta shouted: "It's off-camera and you can't answer questions?" "I know that they are up there working hand in glove with them", said Spicer, adding, "I know that the staff has been working very closely with the leader's staff, with [the Senate Finance Committee] and others, so I don't want to get ahead of an ...

Author: 0 Trump's Paris decision is a boon for Plains states

The gap between the United States and other large industrialized economies on climate change continued to grow at the Group of Seven (G7) ministerial talks on environment, in which most members agreed to strongly back the Paris agreement , with USA objections noted in a stand-alone footnote.

Author: 0 After weeks of secrecy, US Senate to unveil healthcare bill

One proposal would phase out the PPACA's Medicaid expansion over three years beginning in 2020 or 2021 and would eventually curb the Medicaid growth rate more strictly than did the House-passed bill . "But they made it clear they were not interested in what we were trying to achieve at all", referencing a statement made by Schumer back in January that no Democrat would be compromising with Republicans about a replacement for Obamacare.

National Governor Rauner to give budget-focused address Tuesday evening
Author: 0 Governor Rauner to give budget-focused address Tuesday evening

Many described it as a public relations sham, and theater, noting the irony that even as Rauner called for "unity", his campaign has flooded television screens with ads that slam Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan . "Over the next 10 days, we have an opportunity to change the State of IL for the better", he said. Rauner now has no budget to sign into law or to veto: Though the Senate, with only Democratic votes, approved a spending plan and tax hikes to pay for it, that hasn't ...

National Three LAPD Cadets Arrested After Stealing Patrol Cars
Author: 0 Three LAPD Cadets Arrested After Stealing Patrol Cars

Last week, Chief Charlie Beck announced a "a top-to-bottom review of our cadet program", which trains approximately 2,300 cadets. Beck did not say exactly when the four additional cadets were arrested. The cadets were able to steal the cruisers in part because one of them used a sergeant's identity to check out vehicles using a computer, the chief said.

National Teen LAPD cadets allegedly steal patrol cars, impersonate officers, chief says
Author: 0 Teen LAPD cadets allegedly steal patrol cars, impersonate officers, chief says

Beck reiterated that a full inventory has been done of all police vehicles and firearms. That led police to a security video showing "a young-appearing female" putting gas in a missing vehicle. The teens behind the wheel refused to stop and led police on pursuits that ended with two separate crashes. The suspect was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, among other charges.

Author: 0 Southwest celebrates first day of summer with heat wave

Rather, MCSO has self-imposed restrictions and higher temperatures decrease performance on the aircraft - basically meaning they can fly if it's an emergency worth taking the risk for, but that will be up to the pilot. Las Vegas was forecast to hit 117 (47 Celsius) on Tuesday on the first day of summer, and excessive heat warnings cover nearly all of California. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the uptick.

Author: 0 White House Reportedly Working With House GOP to Weaken Russian Sanctions

An amendment was added to the popular Iran sanctions bill to expand existing sanctions to Russia-citing its election meddling, its seizure of Crimea in 2014, and its support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. "We would ask for the flexibility to turn the heat up when we need to, but also to ensure that we have the ability to maintain a constructive dialogue", he said.

National Uber rolls out in-app tip option
Author: 0 Uber rolls out in-app tip option

Uber wants to make amends with drivers. "In the end, we decided against including one because we felt it would be better for riders and drivers to know for sure what they would pay or earn on each trip - without the uncertainty of tipping ", the company wrote .

National Trump's lawyer denies he's being investigated
Author: 0 Trump's lawyer denies he's being investigated

On Friday, Trump had tweeted: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" This seemed like an acknowledgment that he was indeed under investigation. An attorney for President Donald Trump was adamant on Sunday that the president is not under investigation, despite the president's tweets this week referring to one as a "witch hunt".

Author: 0 State Department presses North Korea to release detained Americans

Officials from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, which treated the student upon his return, labeled his condition as a "state of unresponsive wakefulness". Under their proposal, the Treasury Department would be ordered to prohibit all financial transactions related to travel to North Korea by Americans, unless specifically authorized by a US license.

National Six inmates in Georgia save officer's life
Author: 0 Six inmates in Georgia save officer's life

One of the inmates said the officer was unconscious for a minute and wasn't really breathing. The inmates, who were with the officer, immediately got the officer's telephone and dialed 911 for assistance. The inmates, who are all jailed for minor criminal offenses, were rewarded with desserts and pizza in the park for a job well done, and thankfully, the deputy sheriff has since recovered and returned back to work.

Author: 0 Otto Warmbier, American student detained in North Korea, dies

Calls for Moon to take a tougher approach to North Korea and stronger cooperation with the United States are growing in Seoul following Warmbier's death. His family says it was told he had been in a coma since soon after his sentencing. Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) said Tuesday on MSNBC that American college student Otto Warmbier was murdered by the North Korean regime that held him for 17 months.

National Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown's death
Author: 0 Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown's death

A federal judge on Tuesday approved a secret civil settlement of the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown over his 2014 fatal shooting. Wilson wound up resigning from the Ferguson Police Department in November of 2014. In their report , investigators described how officers displayed a racially-biased mentality and culture, causing feelings of mistrust and resentment.

Author: 0 South Carolina's Fifth Congressional District

Norman emerged from a GOP runoff with only a 200-vote victory, a slim margin on which Democrats had hoped to capitalize. Norman, a real estate developer from Rock Hill who resigned his state house seat to run for Congress, is favored to defeat Parnell, a former DOJ tax attorney from Sumter.

Author: 0 Muslims question whether Northern Virginia girl's killing was road rage

Washington reported that 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres was taken into custody after the remains were found in a pond on Sunday afternoon and charged with murder. "He killed her because she's a Muslim - this is what I tell the detective", Hassanen said. Support WND's legal fight to expose the Hamas front in the USA, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

National Justice Dept. unveils plan to fight violent crime in 12 cities
Author: 0 Justice Dept. unveils plan to fight violent crime in 12 cities

The new PSP program comes on the heels of President Trump's February executive order on public safety. Shootings increased by 23 percent a year ago, compared to the average from 2011 through 2015, according to city police data. The initial 12 cities selected for new program include: Birmingham, Alabama; Indianapolis, Indiana; Memphis, Tennessee; Toledo, Ohio; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Buffalo, New York; Cincinnati, Ohio; Houston, Texas; Jackson, Tennessee; Kansas City, Missouri; Lansing, ...

Author: 0 Remains of 7 sailors killed in US ship collision return home

United States and Japanese vessels and aircraft have been looking for the missing crew members of the USS Fitzgerald , which crashed with a container ship four times its size in the pre-dawn hours Saturday. The container ship's left bow was dented and scraped, but it did not appear to have sustained any major structural damage. Three investigators from Japan's Transport Safety Board have inspected the container ship inside and out, spokeswoman Yuko Watanabe said.

National Cosby deadlock makes task of finding second jury even more hard
Author: 0 Cosby deadlock makes task of finding second jury even more hard

District Attorney Kevin Steele holds a news conference after a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case in Norristown , Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. It has also been reported that the prosecution may bring up Constand's sexuality in their second attempt at convicting Cosby. They say that releasing the names of the jurors could make it more hard to select an impartial jury in the next trial.

National Georgia voters streaming to the polls in pricy Congress race
Author: 0 Georgia voters streaming to the polls in pricy Congress race

The contest to replace now-Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price is the most expensive U.S. House race in history, a distinction that reflects what's on the line for both parties. Ossoff in particular has benefitted from amped-up small donors, raising more than $23 million himself, while Handel has only raised $4.5 million. Ossoff is a former congressional staffer turned documentary filmmaker who has become a symbol of the anti-Trump movement.

Author: 0 New Dashcam Video Shows Philando Castile Informing Officer He Had A Firearm

The video was played for jurors at trial but was not released publicly until Tuesday. State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension officials are planning to release evidence from their investigation into the case Tuesday, including video from the squad auto camera taken during the July 6 shooting.

National Senate GOP Will Unveil Health Care Plan Thursday
Author: 0 Senate GOP Will Unveil Health Care Plan Thursday

McConnell said the Senate would proceed to the bill once it receives a score from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office . In an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll before Georgia's 6th Congressional District runoff this week, the House health care overhaul polled lower than House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Republican candidate Karen Handel, Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff.

National Evacuations ordered as Holcomb fire flares, changes directions
Author: 0 Evacuations ordered as Holcomb fire flares, changes directions

Anyone who violates the temporary flight restriction "faces serious criminal charges", according to the U.S. Forest Service, which notes that drones "pose a serious risk to firefighting and can cause air operations to cease". But at that point, she said by phone, folks weren't too anxious. People in the tiny communities of Holcomb and Baldwin Lake were initially told they may want to evacuate, but no orders were issued.