Local

Author: 0 Trump mouthpiece Sean Spicer may take on more strategic White House role

President Trump is reportedly considering making some changes to the White House press briefing schedule. One White House official said Spicer and Chief of Staff Reince Preibus held preliminary discussions last week with Ingraham, while Chief Strategist Steve Bannon met with Martosko.

Local Trump Administration Authorizes Short-Term Continuation of DACA Program
Author: 0 Trump Administration Authorizes Short-Term Continuation of DACA Program

The program meant to keep immigrant parents safe from deportation and provide them with renewable work permit for two years. In a week of governmental efforts to slow immigration flows down, the Trump administration has formally stopped the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans ( DAPA ) program from taking root.

Local Laurinburg mother facing attempted murder charges
Author: 0 Laurinburg mother facing attempted murder charges

Detectives charged Dixon with one count of attempted first-degree murder and one count of felony child abuse inflicting serious injury. That's when police say hospital staff checked in the infant and saw Dixon on surveillance. At a brief court hearing Tuesday, Dixon learned what her bail was and had her next court appearance set for June 30. CMPD has not yet confirmed that Dixon battled postpartum.

Author: 0 So, President Trump isn't under investigation after all?

President Donald Trump , whose combative instincts are to lash out and never retreat, appears to be shaping a legal team in his own image. In addition, according to a report in the New York Times , Trump told two top Russian officials in an Oval Office meeting the very day after he fired Comey that he "faced great pressure because of Russia".

Author: 0 Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $447.8 Million Sold In Riverside County

Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Saturday's jackpot is the 10th largest lottery prize in US history. The odds of winning Saturday's drawing were one in 292.2 million, Powerball said. Both amounts do not figure in a deduction for taxes. The store is at 27985 Bradley Road in the Sun City community in the city of Menifee. This big score will come in handy for Alberee's family, after his was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis earlier this year.

Author: 0 Does Trump think Russia hacked the election? Spicer doesn't know

Mr. Trump continues to be skeptical of any Russian interference in the 2016 election. ADVERTISEMENTThe White House has increasingly forged its own path with the press - holding off-camera briefings and gaggles, imposing restrictions on reporters' use of audio and video feeds, inviting Cabinet officials to speak only about specific policy issues and rotating between Spicer and deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders .

Author: 0 G7 countries reaffirm climate commitment in Italy, leaving the United States isolated

Ministers and European Union representatives pose for a family photo at the opening of a two-day G7 summit on the environment , in Bologna, Italy , Sunday, June 11, 2017. Almost 150 countries, including Canada, have ratified the Paris Agreement which calls for action to reduce pollution that traps heat in the atmosphere and to help developing countries adapt to climate change and cope with threats to their survival.

Author: 0 Conservatives on Capitol Hill anxiously await health care bill

If this gets any more subsidies in it, it may well be equal to what we have in Obamacare. Moderates, including Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), have been public in their concerns about the secret negotiations, and the blows to Medicaid expansion is seen as unpalatable to many conservatives, as well.

Local 4 more Los Angeles youth police cadets arrested in scandal
Author: 0 4 more Los Angeles youth police cadets arrested in scandal

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck comments on stolen police cars during a news conference in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jun. 15, 2017. Police spotted two squad cars driving in tandem Wednesday night around 9:35 p.m. One of the cadets became "expert" at accessing LAPD's vehicle check-out system and had a patrol vehicle for two weeks, Beck told reporters Tuesday.

Author: 0 Teens In Custody After Wild Chases, Crashes Of LAPD SUVs

During an afternoon press conference Thursday, Chief Charlie Beck said the officer was chasing both cars at first, but the vehicles went separate ways, creating two chases. The two boys and one girl, aged 15, 16 and 17, apparently "gamed the system". Beck says the three cadets used their inside knowledge to sign out the vehicles in the name of a vacationing sergeant.

Author: 0 Spicer says he hasn't talked to Trump about Russian election meddling

The 47-year-old, who has covered the last three elections for CNN , also criticized President Donald Trump for not holding a "full blown press conference" since February. In recent weeks, Spicer has expressed reluctance to speak on behalf of the president on any topic he says he has not directly discussed with him. The Trump administration has a different take.

Local Uber to allow tipping for drivers, reversing long-standing policy
Author: 0 Uber to allow tipping for drivers, reversing long-standing policy

But passengers are about to get slammed with fees for indecision and running late. Lyft , the primary U.S. competitor, said it has collected $250m in tips since its founding. "For one, they felt this was a weird job because it's the only one most have had were they literally can't reach the person in charge", says Shahani.

Author: 0 Watch the Congressional Baseball Teams Come Together For Emotional Moment of Prayer

Congressman Steve Scalise remains in critical condition following surgery to fix injuries sustained after he was shot at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, hospital officials announced in a statement on Thursday evening. Hodgkinson had an attack plan. I would also like to personally thank all of the first responders who bravely assisted at the scene, as well as the entire staff of MedStar Washington Hospital Center for their continued excellent care.

Author: 0 Public funeral planned for US student freed from North Korea

The last thing conservatives want, the argument goes, is curious American tourists talking with citizens and undercutting decades of propaganda that assures North Koreans that they are the envy of the world. On Monday evening, she said: "Otto will be dearly missed". (AP Photo/John Minchillo). Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, speaks during a news conference, Thursday, June 15, 2017, at ...

Author: 0 Republican Ralph Norman Wins South Carolina Special Election

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), who sits on the DCCC, responded when asked about the Democrat facing Republican Ralph Norman in the Palmetto State's fifth district. Norman emerged as the top vote-getter from a seven-way GOP primary and defeated state lawmaker Tommy Pope by just more than 200 votes in a runoff.

Local Trump's Justice Department offers KC help to fight violent crime
Author: 0 Trump's Justice Department offers KC help to fight violent crime

Instead, teams including Department of Justice employees and consultants will work with local law enforcement, the local U.S. Attorney's office and others in the community to analyze data that indicates why crimes are being committed. In addition to violent crime, reports for all types of crime were lower in 2015 than at any point in at least the last 25 years. "The Department of Justice and I are here to empower, support, and partner with you to carry out your mission".

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

Experts have also speculated that the abrupt U-turn of the cargo ship was to examine what it hit. Initial statements from Navy officials suggested that the collision happened at 0220 hours, five minutes before the time of the mayday call.

Local Snake slithers from hood as pickup travels down roadway
Author: 0 Snake slithers from hood as pickup travels down roadway

In the video, the presumed bull snake slithers its way to the front of the truck until somehow makes it way back to the front of the hood near the driver side's rearview mirror. Both said they were just glad that they didn't have to get out of the truck to remove it. The snake, which was reportedly a bullsnake, eventually slid off the bonnet without either of them having to leave the auto.

Local Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have convicted
Author: 0 Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have convicted

Media organizations including The Associated Press are seeking the jurors' identities. McCloskey said he was particularly impressed with Gianna's turn on the witness stand during the trial. Eli Segal, attorney for the media companies seeking names, filed a response, saying the prosecutor's request dampens the rights of the free press. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision.

Local Louisville builds big lead, holds off Aggies for 8-4 CWS win
Author: 0 Louisville builds big lead, holds off Aggies for 8-4 CWS win

A sacrifice bunt by Josh Stowers pushed both runners into scoring position and Tyler Fitzgerald swung-and-missed at a 3-2 pitch for the second out of the frame. True Grit! Dalton Guthrie went 2-for-3 with a walk on the day to lead the Gators . Later in the third, Zach Humphreys was hit by a pitch and came home on a double by Evan Skoug, and Skoug scored on a single by Elliott Barzilli as the lead grew to 4-0.

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

Police believe Hassanen was a victim of road rage , not a hate crime, but Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Raymond Morrogh said prosecutors have not ruled out any motive. Why, when my daughter fell down, why did he hit her? Mohmoud Hassanen said that he and his firstborn daughter were always close. For what? We don't know this guy.

Author: 0 Trump tweets support for Handel as Democrats eye big win in Georgia

Trump said Ossoff doesn't live in the 6th District. Ossoff gained national attention and raised millions of dollars by promising to make Trump "furious". When CNN brought it up, Ossoff said he plans to move back to the district. Much of the reason the district is even a possibility for Democrats on Tuesday night is because of President Donald Trump .

Local Squad Video Of Castile Shooting Expected Tuesday
Author: 0 Squad Video Of Castile Shooting Expected Tuesday

He fired seven shots at Castile just seconds after the 32-year-old told the officer he had a gun. Thirty seconds later, Castile says, "Sir, I have to tell you I do have a firearm on me". "And his hand made like a C-shape type, um, type shape and it appeared to me that he wrapping something around his fingers and nearly like if l were to put my uh, hand around my gun like putting my hand up to the butt of the gun".

Local Senate close to vote on dismantle health law
Author: 0 Senate close to vote on dismantle health law

Spicer said he did not know if Trump had seen any legislative text of the bill, but did confirm the president had a discussion with Senate GOP leadership on Tuesday and said members of the administration were giving input on the bill.

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

The heat is spread across California . This time of the day usually coincides with the hottest temperatures . The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth is in dispute, but a region in Kuwait hit roughly 129 degrees in 2016 , and one weather station in California's Death Valley recorded a temperature of 134 degrees in 1913.

Local Trump calls GOP health care bill 'mean'
Author: 0 Trump calls GOP health care bill 'mean'

A group of 13 Republican senators has been working on their repeal-and-replace plan of the Affordable Care Act for weeks. Republicans senators have openly grumbled about the lack of information that has come from leaders, while Democrats are crying foul and labeling the Senate proposal a "secretive" bill.

Local US coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea
Author: 0 US coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

On Monday night, in the aftermath of the death of Otto Warmbier , the American who went into a coma while in North Korean custody, one politician was not prepared to mince words one bit. start taking secondary sanctions", but so far the Trump administration has held off on placing sanctions on Chinese companies that do business with North Korea .

Local Wildfire along Pacific Crest Trail surges, forces closures
Author: 0 Wildfire along Pacific Crest Trail surges, forces closures

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, authorities said. Fire officials said aircraft would be dropping water on the fire through the night. Closures remain, with Highway 18 closed between Delta Avenue north to Mitsubishi Plant Road. Per Big Bear Fire personnel, the fire is growing at a rapid rate and air attack is reporting 200 acres, moving towards the desert, away from the Big Bear Valley.

Author: 0 Two Atlantic tropical systems may develop into named storms

The Tri-City area is included in a tropical storm warning that covers almost the entire Louisiana coast as officials say potential Tropical Storm No. 3 has the potential to become a tropical storm before its projected landfall early Thursday.

Author: 0 How Whole Foods Could Drive Gains at Amazon

Ripka had once compared nabbing Whole Foods as an anchor tenant to " going to the ball with one of the belles ", and his opinion on this has not changed, despite the new opportunities for online grocery shopping that Amazon's purchase could open up.

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

Are the White House press briefings becoming so brief that they're actually disappearing? It's no secret that President Donald Trump and the White House have a strained relationship with the media. "If it's something I could do well, and it would really advance the agenda of this administration", she said, "I would think about it". His briefings had been must-see TV during the start of the Trump era, beginning with his claim that journalists wrongly portrayed the size of the ...

Local McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote
Author: 0 McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote

Reportedly, the bill - which would overhaul the American health care system, and, if it's anything like the bill the House passed , will likely cause millions to lose their health insurance - will be released sometime this week and voted on before senators leave Washington for the July Fourth break.

Local Summit County jobless rate rises
Author: 0 Summit County jobless rate rises

Across the nation, the rate of unemployment for the Month was 4.3 percent. In April the statewide rate was 4.3 percent. This story will be updated . The official national unemployment rate in May was 4.3 percent, down from 4.4 percent in April (4.9 percent in May 2016). Hancock County's unemployment rate increased to 3.2 percent in May from 3 percent a month earlier.

Local Supreme Court pushes Redskins' name fight back to society
Author: 0 Supreme Court pushes Redskins' name fight back to society

The Redskins had its registrations repealed in 2014 by the trademark office because the office thought the team's name and mascot disparaged Native Americans. Registration of a trademark makes it easier for a party to legally assert the mark against others who try to use it. In 2010, the band's first trademark application was rejected.

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

In 2015 voting rights attorneys sued state election officials on behalf of a dozen Democratic voters, including the lead plaintiff, Bill Whitford , an emeritus professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Michigan's state Senate has 27 Republicans, 11 Democrats . "They don't look freaky", William Whitford , one of the Democratic plaintiffs suing over the Wisconsin map, said Monday on a conference call with reporters.

Author: 0 Supreme Court holds up on redrawing WI districts

The challengers to the Wisconsin districts said it is an extreme example of redistricting that has led to ever-increasing polarization in American politics because so few districts are genuinely competitive between the parties. In a subsequent ruling, the lower court panel ordered that the Legislature must have a new redistricting plan in place by November 1, 2017, for the 2018 general election.

Author: 0 Things Being Weighed In Secret Health Bill Also Weigh It Down

In addition, Indivisible, a left-leaning advocacy group, is urging its members to contact their Democratic senators to ask them to "resist through procedure" by blocking routine committee hearings or filibustering on the Senate floor. Or it could be forced to cancel its monthlong August recess as intra-party divisions over the American Health Care Act (not to mention the big items standing behind it in the queue) drag on.

Local England will not give Aussies easy ride, says Buttler
Author: 0 England will not give Aussies easy ride, says Buttler

England play their last group match against Australia on June 10. Joe Root top scored for England with a battling 64, while Buttler, a specialist in the one-day format of the game, made a quick-fire unbeaten 61 as the home side made a total of 310 all out.

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

A local resident and witness, John Marciel , tried to intervene, but he said even while trying to hold her back, Felder continued to attack the child. "John Marciel further assisted by tending to the child while deputies controlled Felder ", the sheriff's office said. CBS 5 adds that Felder was given a toxicology test to determine if she was under the influence of any substances.

Author: 0 A Made-Up Story? Jay Sekulow Sets Record Straight on Trump Investigation

A source familiar with the Mueller probe said on Thursday that investigators would have to gather a large amount of evidence before an interview with the president would be warranted. As acting attorney general in matters related to the presidential election - due to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal - Rosenstein has oversight over Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who The Washington Post reported has expanded the Russian Federation inquiry to include a probe of whether Trump ...

Author: 0 Some Republicans Unhappy as NH House, Senate Ready to Negotiate Final Budget

While Republican Senate leaders tried to publicly project optimism, they repeatedly ducked when pressed about a possible timeline and refused to discuss any specifics of the bill they're drafting behind closed doors . Health care: Republicans now hope to have health care passed through the Senate by July 4, though they admit that's a very ambitious timeline. Republican Senate President John Alario said the proposal is "too low".

Local Tropical storm warning issued for Louisiana's Gulf Coast
Author: 0 Tropical storm warning issued for Louisiana's Gulf Coast

Some slight strengthening is possible before the system reaches the coast. Meanwhile, tropical storm Bret is expected to begin weakening later Tuesday and dissipate on Thursday. This is an expansive system, already bringing heavy rain from the Florida panhandle to southeast Louisiana . "Bret is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over the Windward Islands and the northeastern coast of Venezuela through today", the NHC said in a statement on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Delay in US Navy ship collision under investigation

His early duties on the Fitzgerald were menial - sanding, painting, raising and lowering the rafts, according to a Navy news release quoted by the paper. and said it just happened. "Most of the damage is underneath the waterline, and it's a large gash near the keel of the ship". The damage indicates that the Fitzgerald was hit on its right side, while the Crystal was damaged on its left side, suggesting they were traveling in the same direction.

Author: 0 Redskins owner says he's thrilled with ruling

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name . Band members said they were reclaiming the term, which was viewed as derogatory to Asians. "The disparagement clause violates the First Amendment's Free Speech Clause", Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his opinion for the court .

Author: 0 US Student Otto Warmbier Arrested In North Korea Dies, Trump Condemns Brutality

The tour operator said it was denied any opportunity to meet him after his detention, and that the way it was handled was "appalling". The move to stop taking Americans to North Korea comes after the country had relaxed some of its travel restrictions in recent years - including granting tourist visas to Americans in 2010, Young Pioneer Tours says.