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Local Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps
Author: 0 Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps

The justices will take up Wisconsin's appeal of a lower court ruling that said state Republican lawmakers had violated the constitution when they created legislative districts with the aim of hobbling Democrats . Defenders of the Wisconsin plan argue that the election results it produced are similar to those under earlier court-drawn maps. Congressional districts are redrawn by state legislatures.

Local Wildfire destroys home, hurts businesses in Utah ski town
Author: 0 Wildfire destroys home, hurts businesses in Utah ski town

The team's objective is to minimize fire spread and prevent damage to structures, infrastructure, all facilities, and natural resources. A Type III Incident Management Team has been ordered and will arrive this evening. The Forest Service has issued road and trail closures as well. An inversion early Sunday morning trapped smoke, degrading visibility to the point where firefighting aircraft could not be used, but by noon MDT two Air Tractor 802A Single Engine Air Tankers were working ...

Local Tech CEOS visit White House to talk modernizing government
Author: 0 Tech CEOS visit White House to talk modernizing government

Mr Trump on Monday cited estimates that the government could save up to US$1 trillion over 10 years through such measures. He is alternately the architect of Trump's victory and a sniveling court jester, a figure now tasked with, among other things , orchestrating peace in the Middle East, reforming the government, handling the opioid crisis, serving as liaison to Mexico and China and the Muslim community, and reforming our criminal justice system.

Author: 0 Dems say they'll slow Senate work over secretive care bill

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare upon his arrival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., June 13, 2017. Submitting a series of unanimous consent requests "to attempt to force the House-passed healthcare bill to committee, delay" a series of votes on the legislation, "and increase transparency, forcing Republicans to publicly defend their 'no hearings strategy'".

Local Southwest US preps for 120 temps: Water, water, more water
Author: 0 Southwest US preps for 120 temps: Water, water, more water

In northern Arizona , the Weather Service is predicting near-record temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday - Flagstaff could reach 95 degrees on Tuesday vs.an all-time high of 97 set in 1973. out of Phoenix's Sky Harbor Airport, might want to consider renting a auto or taking the train - the forecast calls for a high of 120 degrees, and that's too hot for some planes to fly.

Author: 0 Georgia runoff for House in final days

President Trump gave Handel a boost on Twitter Monday morning, tweeting , "The Dems want to stop tax cuts, good healthcare and Border Security". Republican candidate for 6th congressional district Karen Handel speaks at a campaign event where she was joined by House Speaker Paul Ryan in Dunwoody, Ga., Monday, May 15, 2017.

Local Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium
Author: 0 Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium

He hasn't had a full-blown press conference since February. And I guess people can say, well there goes the media again, they're acting like cry babies because they can't cover things the way they want. But Spicer didn't have many answers, saying it was "possible" information about the would-be tapes was coming soon and that he hadn't talked to the president about climate change.

Author: 0 Russian diplomat condemns U.S. for downing Syrian fighter jet

The Russian defense ministry says in a statement that, starting Monday, it will track all jets and drones of the USA -led coalition west of the Euphrates and treat them as targets. The U.S. says it contacted Russian forces to "de-escalate the situation and stop the firing" before the attack. On June 18, a United States fighter jet from the worldwide coalition shot down a Su-22 fighter of the Syrian Air Force using an air-to-air missile.

Local Jon Gruden's son, Deuce, is IPF World Classic Powerlifting champion
Author: 0 Jon Gruden's son, Deuce, is IPF World Classic Powerlifting champion

Jon "Deuce" Gruden II is the 23-year-old son of the former National Football League coach and current ESPN analyst. The 5-5, 180-pound Gruden squatted 600 pounds, bench pressed 418 pound and deadlifted 638 pounds. "I remember back in the day he taught me". Jon Gruden, who provides color commentary for ESPN's Monday Night Football , was in Belarus to watch his son compete in the competition, something he told the Los Angeles Times he could never do himself.

Author: 0 GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill

The healthcare reform bill Senate Republicans are negotiating could keep some of the taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act , but the medical device tax isn't 1 of them, anonymous sources told Reuters. Democrats John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania added their names. While a core group of GOP senators is working on the bill, it appears that not all Senate Republicans even know what could be in it.

Author: 0 Gingrich: A president "cannot obstruct justice"

I think he will be there for 8 years. If he wants to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director all he has to do is fire him", he added . "Let me be as clear as I can be: Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society", Sanders said on the Senate floor Wednesday.

Author: 0 Voluntary evacuations ordered as 850-acre wildfire burns in Big Bear

Voluntary evacuation orders were issued as firefighters battled an estimated 850-acre brush fire in Big Bear Monday afternoon. The Baldwin Lake community is just south of there. Fire officials said they have no containment lines around the fire and evacuations haven't been ordered yet. Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, which runs nearby, were warned to avoid the area .

Local Gerrymandering: Drawing districts for political advantage
Author: 0 Gerrymandering: Drawing districts for political advantage

It's the first time in more than a decade that the nation's highest court will take up the issue of partisan gerrymandering , or drawing voting districts with the aim of strengthening one political party. In its brief seeking review of the district court's decision, Wisconsin complains about various aspects of the lower court's ruling. "The maps were in place and republicans gained seats in '12, '14, and '16", he said.

Local Top court to hear case that could reshape US political map
Author: 0 Top court to hear case that could reshape US political map

The case under review comes from Wisconsin, but about one-third of the maps drawn for Congress and state legislatures could be affected by the justices' ruling. They say the federal court overstepped its bounds and judges should stay out of an inherently political exercise. The four liberals would have let it proceed.

Author: 0 Tensions Rise in Syria as Russia, Iran Send US Warnings

The announcement by Russia's Ministry of Defense comes one day after a U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Air Force Su-22 . "And the Syrian regime and others in the regime need to understand that we will retain the right of self-defence, of coalition forces aligned against ISIS", White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.

Author: 0 Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

The federal government had also canceled the Redskins trademarks in 2014 after Native Americans complained the team's name disparages them. Considering Washington plays in a league that has shown absolutely no interest in preventing the team from using the name, there seems to be no end to the R**skins nickname in sight.

Local Great Danes rescued from suspected puppy mill
Author: 0 Great Danes rescued from suspected puppy mill

The Wolfeboro Police Department has previously dealt with the owner of the residence/business regarding barking dog complaints. The dogs were safely transported to a temporary emergency animal shelter, the society said in a statement. For those asking about adopting the dogs, this is a good start. The dogs will not be available for adoption until the case against the owner, Christina Fay is over.

Local National Defence mum on Russian threat to shoot down planes in Syria
Author: 0 National Defence mum on Russian threat to shoot down planes in Syria

Following the American military's downing of a Syrian fighter on Sunday, Moscow is no longer using the military hotline between Washington and Moscow utilized to avoid collisions in Syrian airspace. "It seems that the US under Donald Trump is the source of danger for the Middle East and the whole world on a qualitatively new level". The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks Syria's war, said government forces expanded their presence in Raqqa province by ...

Author: 0 Coroner: Cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher's system

Fisher's blood and tissue, with regard to the cause of death", the report said. Traces of heroin and MDMA, popularly known as ecstasy, were also found in the Star Wars actress's system. Officials don't know when she had taken those drugs or what part they might have played in her death. Said Fisher of Reynolds: "She's been more than a mother to me, not much, but definitely more".

Author: 0 Mother, adult daughters found dead at Ohio home

According to reports, the 45-year-old man is suspected in the homicides of five people , who authorities identified as Rogell E. John II, Roberta R. John, Suzanne Taylor , Taylor Pifer , and Kylie Pifer . A 911 recording was released by OH police on Monday after a family of two college students and their mother were killed in their home. The three bodies were under covers, nearly as though they'd been tucked into bed, detective Dave Loeding said.

Author: 0 McGovern: Judge's ruling finds Michelle Carter's words killed Conrad Roy

The Massachusetts woman is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 suicide of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III . Carter opted against a jury trial, leaving her fate in the hands of Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz , who began considering his verdict on Tuesday.

Local Cosby Judge Could Revisit Issue Of Revealing Jurors' Names
Author: 0 Cosby Judge Could Revisit Issue Of Revealing Jurors' Names

Constand's complaint is the only one that has come to trial. Prosecutors had charged that he assaulted former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2015 , Variety noted . It was as if we all made a decision to undergo a massive case of cultural amnesia at once, shrugging off the case with little public outcry. One of the most popular television series in history, it propelled Cosby - a man raised by a maid and a US Navy cook - into a life of fame and wealth.

Local These Three Americans Are Still Imprisoned In North Korea
Author: 0 These Three Americans Are Still Imprisoned In North Korea

According to some intelligence reports , Warmbier was repeatedly beaten while imprisoned in North Korea . His current visit has already been roundly criticized by some for its timing, during high tensions between the USA and North Korea over its weapons programs and recent missile launches.

Local Senate approves Crapo amendment tightening Russian Federation sanctions
Author: 0 Senate approves Crapo amendment tightening Russian Federation sanctions

The sanctions were meant to be a punishment for Russia's meddling in Ukraine as well as pushback to the Moscow government's attempts to interfere in the US election a year ago, lawmakers said . The only two senators not to vote for the bill were Republicans Rand Paul and Mike Lee. And while Tillerson might be making policy decisions independent of Trump, according to Bremmer, he urged Congress to make sure that any sanctions bill "allows the president to have the flexibility to adjust ...

Local Senate Makes It Harder for Trump to Lift Russian Sanctions
Author: 0 Senate Makes It Harder for Trump to Lift Russian Sanctions

The decisive bipartisan vote could put the Trump administration in a bind. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a joint press conference in Moscow, Russia , on April 12, 2017. He's instead castigated his own intelligence community and rejected its assessment that Russia's hacking and disinformation campaign was meant to aid his candidacy.

Local Dennis Rodman, marijuana, and a North Korean prison release: Phillip Morris
Author: 0 Dennis Rodman, marijuana, and a North Korean prison release: Phillip Morris

Warmbier, 22, a University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati, arrived in the U.S. on Tuesday evening, witnesses said . He said Warmbier, of Cincinnati, was en route to the U.S. Warmbier would have graduated from U.Va. last month had he not been detained. Warmbier is a University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati.

Local Handel, Ossoff call on help in final days of Georgia race
Author: 0 Handel, Ossoff call on help in final days of Georgia race

What's being called the most expensive election in US history is heating up in Georgia. Handel, who's received 45 percent of her money from within the state, has hit Ossoff on the issue - voters in Georgia, she said earlier this month , "are not interested in people from California, Massachusetts and NY buying this seat".

Local Houston woman accused of stabbing 4-year-old daughter to death
Author: 0 Houston woman accused of stabbing 4-year-old daughter to death

While in a local hospital, she reportedly sent text messages to family members, indicating that she harmed her daughter, which led officers from the Harris County Sheriff's Office to the apartment. Investigators said the mother was in a auto accident and rushed to a hospital around 6 p.m. KHOU CBS11 in Houston reported Lewis had been in a fight with her boyfriend earlier in the day.

Author: 0 Some Strong Storms Possible Today

Northwest wind 5 to 13 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Tonight , scattered showers, mainly before 11 p.m. Some of these storms could have gusty winds in excess of 60mph, frequent lightning and torrential rainfall which could cause localized flooding in places.

Local Blue Apron Reveals Initial Public Offering Target at $586.5 Million
Author: 0 Blue Apron Reveals Initial Public Offering Target at $586.5 Million

Amazon's surprise decision to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion threatens to shake up the entire food business. Standing out among its competitors in the busy USA food-delivery market can be expensive: Blue Apron spent $144 million on marketing previous year, or about 17 percent of its total operational spending, according to the earlier filing.

Local Rep. Scalise's Condition Upgraded from Critical to Serious
Author: 0 Rep. Scalise's Condition Upgraded from Critical to Serious

The fact that his injuries brought him close to death was not widely known initially. The doctors said that while Scalise remains in critical condition, they "are encouraged by improvement in his condition". "Our family asks that you continue to pray for Steve, Matt Mika , Zach Barth, and all of those hurt in this attack, and keep them in your thoughts as they face recovery".

Author: 0 Finsbury Park attack: Angry crowd pins down van driver

He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. A local imam, Mohammed Mahmoud, said he organized a group of people and shielded the man until police could take him away. One person has died and eight have been taken to hospital following the terror attack. London Mayor Khan urges Prime Minister Theresa May not to go through with sweeping police cuts.

Author: 0 Sex-Offender Social Media Ban Thrown Out by US Supreme Court

All members of the court agreed that that was too broad. In 2010, a Durham police officer was patrolling Facebook when he came across a post by Packingham, who registered as a sex offender after pleading guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child after originally being indicted for statutory rape years earlier.

Local Mastermind behind Tehran attacks killed
Author: 0 Mastermind behind Tehran attacks killed

Seven suspects have been arrested in Iran accused of supporting the dual attacks claimed by Islamic State that killed 17 people in Tehran , state TV is reporting. In the entire year to March 2017 "we dismantled 45 cells, while in the past two-and-a-half months alone we have dismantled more than 25 terrorist cells", he said.

Local Puerto Ricans voters back statehood in questioned referendum
Author: 0 Puerto Ricans voters back statehood in questioned referendum

Turnout was historically low - just 23 percent of the island's 2.3 million registered voters. Despite the overwhelming vote to join the United States, nearly 80% of Puerto Rican voters avoided casting a ballot. If statehood were somehow to be granted to Puerto Rico, it would send two liberal senators and five liberal representatives to the House. A spokesman for the governor told Reuters he will push Congress to respect a result in favor of statehood.

Local US Fighter Jet Downs Syrian Warplane
Author: 0 US Fighter Jet Downs Syrian Warplane

On Monday, the Russian defense ministry said that its warplanes had been in operation in the area of the encounter between the US and Syrian jets, and said that the coalition had not used the deconflicting hotline to warn the Russian jet.

Author: 0 Severe weather expected to affect 60 million Americans Monday

Monday. A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester and northern Middlesex counties through Tuesday morning. Over two inches of rain are forecast for the western part of the state, compared to under an inch in the greater Boston area. Cloud-to-ground lightning is always risky and many communities will experience that from this afternoon into tonight.

Local Why Yankees' Aaron Judge was mad before his game-winning homer
Author: 0 Why Yankees' Aaron Judge was mad before his game-winning homer

Would anyone have believed that that rookie would take barely two months to become the most sensational act in the Bronx (sorry, Chase Headley ) and perhaps baseball altogether, with his homers setting Statcast records in subsequent days? Starlin Castro also got a free trot around the bases with his 10th homer of the season in the second inning.

Local Cardinal Nichols offers prayers for Finsbury Park attack victims
Author: 0 Cardinal Nichols offers prayers for Finsbury Park attack victims

A van driver who was arrested by police has been taken to hospital and is subject to a mental health assessment. Place have said two peoples have been admitted to hospital while two others were treated at the scene of the incidence. The site of the incident is close to another mosque near the Finsbury Park on the same road. The man driving the vehicle was reportedly heard to shout: "I'm going to kill all Muslims".

Author: 0 Trump not included in Russia probe: lawyer

Trump has decided that "this is a political fight and he's going to fight it", a White House official told CNN's Jeff Zeleny. "I believe this is the thing that could happen for the president". When Wallace tried to get Sekulow to concede that, even if there was no investigation letter, there's no way to be sure Trump isn't under investigation, the president's lawyer said: "I can't read people's minds".

Author: 0 Is Jared Kushner Becoming The Center Of Russia Investigation?

The meeting occurred as Kushner's company was seeking financing for its troubled $1.8 billion purchase of an office building in NY. In the report by the Washington Post , the investigation is being expanded to consider whether President Trump obstructed justice by asking former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to end the probe into former #national security Adviser, Michael Flynn, over his ties with Russian Federation, and the firing of the former FBI boss.

Local Kevin Durant says Warriors 'work extremely well together' but aren't a superteam
Author: 0 Kevin Durant says Warriors 'work extremely well together' but aren't a superteam

Golden State won the game on Monday 129-120 to capture their second championship in three years, and I'm still not over it. Cleveland is a super team, and Golden State is a super-duper team. Later, he was straightforward and serious: "We were heartbroken last year, but this year was our turn". In three seasons in his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers , James, who turns 33 in December, has paced the Cavs to three National Basketball Association finals , winning one.

Author: 0 Trump is not under investigation for obstruction, his lawyer says

Trump advisers describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy. On another question - Trump's suggestion that he may have tapes of conversations with Comey - Sekulow told CBS' Face The Nation , "I think the president is going to address that in the week ahead".

Author: 0 London mosque attacker: 'I want to kill all Muslims'

Although one witness told Sky News that two other people fled the scene, police said there were no other suspects at present but that the investigation is in its early stages. A 48-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack Who was behind it? "Right after the [police] vehicle stopped, a lot of people started pushing this man [the alleged suspect] to the police, as if signalling to arrest him", she stated.

Local Afghan officers killed as Taliban storm police headquarters
Author: 0 Afghan officers killed as Taliban storm police headquarters

In the deadliest attack in Achin in eastern Nangarhar province, three US soldiers were killed when an Afghan soldier emptied his automatic rifle in their direction. In addition to the dead, nine police officers and nine civilians were wounded, he said. US military officials have expressed growing concern about the war and urged that several thousand more USA troops be sent to shore up Afghan forces.

Author: 0 Hurricane forecasters keeping an eye on Gulf this weekend

The pressure continues to slowly drop and confidence is high that this low will become a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico by Monday or Tuesday . Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad, Tobago, and Grenada. Showers and thunderstorms continue to show signs of organization in association with a tropical wave located about 1,000 miles east-southeast of the southern Windward Islands.