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Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy forms in Gulf of Mexico

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties as Tropical Storm Cindy inches closer to the Gulf Coast. Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the Texas and Louisiana coasts within the warning area Tuesday evening.

Author: 0 US Weighs Response To Student's Death After North Korea Imprisonment

He had been jailed for almost 18 months. James Foley was a freelance war correspondent before he was captured and held for almost two years. The company had previously taken two other Americans on a student exchange in Hong Kong to North Korea, co-founder Rubio Chan told CNN on Tuesday.

Local A look at Illinois' budget mess as lawmakers head to Capitol
Author: 0 A look at Illinois' budget mess as lawmakers head to Capitol

The governor will cancel any remaining special session days if the General Assembly enacts the compromise balanced budget plan prior to June 30. Meier is hopeful that under Rauner's leadership, lawmakers will reach a compromise. IL is at a critical crossroad and time is running out. He said IL must seek reforms as well, because a balanced budget alone won't be enough. Republicans from both chambers have placed a package of bills on the table that reflects the priorities of both parties ...

Local New York Outlaws Child Marriage Under 17
Author: 0 New York Outlaws Child Marriage Under 17

In New York state, home to 19 million people, more than 3,800 children were married in that time period. Until this legislation was signed, children as young as 14-years-old could marry with parental permission and written consent provided by a judge.

Local Cheering 1st day of summer? Not in Phoenix with 120 expected
Author: 0 Cheering 1st day of summer? Not in Phoenix with 120 expected

According to a statement from American Airlines , the American Eagle regional flights use the Bombardier CRJ aircraft, which has a maximum operating temperature of 118 degrees. Las Vegas was forecast to hit 117F (47.2C) on Tuesday and excessive heat warnings cover nearly all of California. NWS is already tracking Tuesday's temperature against the three hottest days on record.

Local Officers in Seattle fatal shooting had crisis training
Author: 0 Officers in Seattle fatal shooting had crisis training

When the officers arrived at Lyles' apartment, they said Lyles was armed with a knife. Family members of Charleena Lyles questioned Monday why police didn't use a Taser or other non-lethal options when they encountered the woman, who the officers knew had been struggling with mental health issues .

Author: 0 Trump faces knife-edge congressional vote — Georgia election

But for now, Republican members of Congress are increasingly confident they can survive-and maybe even thrive-in the Trump era. The Georgia Secretary of State confirmed, that with 100 percent of all precincts reporting, Handel won by a 52.13 percent-47.87 percent margin.

Local Donald Trump Attorney Says President Not Under Investigation
Author: 0 Donald Trump Attorney Says President Not Under Investigation

Kasowitz has been working for Trump for over 15 years and has been described as the "toughest lawyer on Wall Street" and "one of the preeminent trial lawyers in the country". "In fact, to the contrary", Sekulow said on CBS's Face the Nation . It's too early to say for sure what legal strategy his team will settle on, especially since the full contours of the probe aren't known and no public allegations have been leveled by investigators.

Author: 0 Laura Ingraham Backs Away From Sean Spicer's Job

Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders started doing some of the White House briefings early last month. Among the names, Laura Ingraham . "As far as hacking, I think it was Russia", Trump said in January during a press conference. During his first on-camera press briefing in over a week, the press secretary did not answer a question about whether Trump believed the Russians interfered in the U.S.

Author: 0 Airbus scoffs at Boeing wins, plays down bounce-back hopes

Boeing says the 737 MAX 10 is a lighter plane with a longer wing, making it more efficient. Valued at $7.4bn at list prices, the latest commitment has enabled CDB Aviation to become one of the launch customers of the 737 MAX 10 aircraft, the newest addition to Boeing's 737 MAX family.

Author: 0 Senate Republicans Push to Reach Health Deal

The reported remarks come just over a month after Trump celebrated the AHCA in the White House Rose Garden after it passed the House, calling the bill " a great plan " that was "very, very incredibly well-crafted" and promised "we're going to get this passed through the Senate ".

Author: 0 Area ham operators to host radio 'field day'

Gregg said the event at Fort Randolph will have multiple ways of communication set up for folks to see firsthand. The Field Day tests federally licensed amateur radio operators' ability to set up portable stations, under simulated disaster conditions, and contact other groups across the USA and Canada.

Author: 0 Pence legal counsel is well-respected Richmond attorney

Pence took several weeks longer than the president to choose former USA attorney and Virginia state attorney general Richard Cullen as his counsel on the myriad of ongoing Russia-related investigations. The announcement comes amid reports that Mueller's investigation has broadened to include Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser Jared Kushner.

Local Karen Handel wins 6th congressional district
Author: 0 Karen Handel wins 6th congressional district

Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday in Georgia's hotly contested House race in the Atlanta suburbs. Democrats were prepared to cast the results of the closely watched special election as a referendum on President Donald Trump and the GOP's legislative priorities - chief among them the quest to repeal former President Barack Obama's landmark health care law.

Local Officers shoot, killed knife-wielding pregnant woman
Author: 0 Officers shoot, killed knife-wielding pregnant woman

Family members say they want to know what happened Sunday and why police didn't use a non-lethal option when they knew Lyles had been struggling with her mental health. Zamirah Cacho, center, is embraced by Mykla Gainey, left, and a staff member from a nearby community center at a memorial outside where a pregnant mother was shot and killed a day earlier by police, Monday, June 19, 2017 , in.

Local Court releases dash cam video of Castile shooting
Author: 0 Court releases dash cam video of Castile shooting

Thirty seconds later, Castile says , "Sir, I have to tell you I do have a firearm on me". Following is an excerpt of the BCA interview in which Yanez talks about whether he saw a gun. And yet, last week Yanez was found not guilty on all counts. Dashcam footage showed Officer Yanez firing multiple shots at Castille through his driver's window.

Local U.S. spy satellites detect activity at North Korean nuclear test site
Author: 0 U.S. spy satellites detect activity at North Korean nuclear test site

The White House on Tuesday said the State Department is "mulling additional advisories" on travel to North Korea following the death of American college student Otto Warmier. Warmbier was returned to OH on June 13 after being held for more than 17 months. The US has accused a Chinese company, Mingzheng International Trading, of laundering money on behalf of the Foreign Trade Bank, a North Korean lender subject to sanctions, the US Attorney's office in the District of Columbia said in a ...

Local Sean Spicer May Get To Choose His Own Replacement If He Quits
Author: 0 Sean Spicer May Get To Choose His Own Replacement If He Quits

We don't KNOW that Bannon was joking, mind you. Five months into President Trump's presidency, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday said he has never spoken with Mr. Bloomberg reported that, according to sources familiar with the situation, if Spicer leaves, he will likely take a more senior role in the communications office that is "behind-the-scenes" and focused on broader communications strategy and messaging.

Local Southern California wildfire sparks evacuations
Author: 0 Southern California wildfire sparks evacuations

The South Coast Air Quality Management issued a smoke advisory , instructing residents to maintain caution. Fire officials said they have no containment lines around the fire and evacuations haven't been ordered yet. Gasoline was a scarce commodity in the Big Bear area on Tuesday, June 20. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said surrounding populated areas in Baldwin Lake, Holcomb Valley and around the Big Bear dump were being evacuated.

Author: 0 Cuomo, Trump lawyer clash over Russian Federation probe

These investigations are looking at Russian intelligence-led hacking of USA political parties and a campaign of misinformation aimed at influencing the election in favor of then candidate Donald Trump . Sekulow pressed the same points with Chuck Todd, Jake Tapper and John Dickerson, telling Todd that the Washington Post story was "a fake report-a report with no documented sources".

Local Spicer: Trump wants the Senate healthcare bill to have 'heart'
Author: 0 Spicer: Trump wants the Senate healthcare bill to have 'heart'

Spicer has been available to reporters less often and for shorter periods in recent weeks. Reporters from several outlets took to Twitter to point out how much time the Trump press team has spent off camera so far this month. Here's the basic breakdown: Conservatives think Bannon was joking and Clinton needs to lighten up, but Clinton thinks the decay of the daily press briefing underscores a culture of "opacity" at the White House.

Local Jared Kushner speaks at tech event
Author: 0 Jared Kushner speaks at tech event

They hope to build a working relationship with the White House on the bipartisan issue of modernizing government. She completed the gorgeous look with taupe colored high heels. In recent days, however, White House officials have sought to downplay any tension between the Trump administration and the tech giants. Mr. Trump hosted his second meeting since December with the biggest names in the tech industry, and both times Mr.

Local Ryan: Going to 'take some time' for Scalise to recover from shooting
Author: 0 Ryan: Going to 'take some time' for Scalise to recover from shooting

The FBI also is examining a cell phone, computer, and camera taken from his van, which was parked in the YMCA parking lot across from the shooting scene. Unity was the theme of the spirited rivalry; Democrats won in an 11-2 blowout. "But you have long since earned my respect, and you deserve to be heard, and you are an honorable individual".

Local Trump aides Kushner and Greenblatt to visit Israel, Palestinians this week
Author: 0 Trump aides Kushner and Greenblatt to visit Israel, Palestinians this week

During a meeting at the White House in February, Trump asked Netanyahu to " hold back on settlements for a little bit", a request seen as part of an effort to build trust with the Palestinians ahead of a renewed push for peace. The U.N. Mideast envoy says Israel has taken no steps to comply with a Security Council call to stop all settlement activities and instead has substantially increased announcements of settlement building.

Author: 0 GOP preparing for Senate health care vote, amid differences

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. A little less than a third of voters identify as Republicans today, and about half of them see Medicaid as welfare. In March, Republican senators Rob Portman, Shelley Moore Capito, Cory Gardner, and Lisa Murkowski signed a letter to Republican leader Mitch McConnell warning against "the cost of disruption ...

Local Jurors sent home after a day of deadlock and deliberation
Author: 0 Jurors sent home after a day of deadlock and deliberation

Constand testified last week that Cosby gave her pills that left her woozy, helped her to a couch and then violated her while she was passed out, unable to say no or fight his advances. #Bill Cosby's spokesperson believes that this deadlock shows the truth of Cosby, and points to the fact that he is not guilty. More than 60 women have come forward to accuse Cosby of sexual assault since the allegation re-entered the spotlight in 2014, thanks to a viral stand-up bit by comedian Hannibal ...

Local Republican Karen Handel Defeats Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia Special Election
Author: 0 Republican Karen Handel Defeats Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia Special Election

At a Hyatt Regency in northern Atlanta, more than 100 Handel supporters packed into the hotel's ballroom. Handel celebrated the early numbers with her supporters at an area hotel, saying she improved on her April primary performance. Republicans are facing a sobering reminder of their president's poor approval ratings, which could act as a drag on their efforts to hold not just this congressional seat, but the 435-member House of Representatives next year.

Author: 0 Lawyer: Family seeks justice in police killing

The shooting is now the 453rd person to be fatally shot by USA police this year, according to a database gathered by the Washington Post . Seattle police have released video connected to the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman by two officers who responded to a burglary report at her apartment.

Author: 0 Russian Federation investigation just beginning, Schiff says

His clear directive: Fight, fight, fight. "In May, Sekulow dismissed the Russian Federation scandal as 'a fraud on the American people.'" Sekulow has also personally known Trump for years. Todd said. "If this investigation is going to find - and he knows he did nothing wrong, then he shouldn't be afraid of this investigation". "I don't agree with President Trump on a lot of his agenda issues", Dershowitz began.

Local Weather service confirms tornado in Pennsylvania
Author: 0 Weather service confirms tornado in Pennsylvania

A final report on the tornado that hit southern DE, including details of the results of the investigation, is expected to be completed and released by 6 p.m. Damage was reported to several structures promoting authorities to head to the area. The south end of a warehouse at the Delaware Electric Cooperative was pushed in with two large garage doors blown out.

Local Tropical storm Cindy strengthens over central Gulf of Mexico: NHC
Author: 0 Tropical storm Cindy strengthens over central Gulf of Mexico: NHC

Even though Bill's track stayed west of the ArkLaTex, it still caused the Red River to flood. Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to make landfall as a tropical storm Thursday morning in southeast Texas . The Louisiana National Guard dispatched high water vehicles and helicopters into flood-prone areas. The government of Venezuela discontinued all tropical storm warnings in the country.

Author: 0 Funeral set for prison guard killed in escape

It is not known when they'll be extradited to Georgia . Donnie Rowe , 43, was brought into custody along with 24 year-old Ricky DuBose in Shelbyville, TN. The inmates eventually crashed in Christiana, Tennessee and ran into the woods. He and a neighbor held them at gunpoint until authorities arrived.

Author: 0 American Cancels Dozens of Flights Due to Extreme Heat

If you needed further proof that Phoenix is going to be an unlivable inferno this week, here you go: American Airlines just cancelled 20 flights in and out of Sky Harbor International Airport on Tuesday because it's just too damn hot.

Local Supreme Court rules government can't refuse disparaging trademarks
Author: 0 Supreme Court rules government can't refuse disparaging trademarks

Monday's ruling, which pertained to an Asian-American band named the Slants , would make that cancellation unconstitutional. The Act prohibited the registration of trademarks that may "disparage. Despite intense public pressure to change the name, Redskins owner Dan Snyder has refused, saying it "represents honor, respect and pride". The Supreme Court got this right.

Local Kushner heading to Mideast for peace talks
Author: 0 Kushner heading to Mideast for peace talks

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf neighbors have indicated a willingness to upgrade unofficial ties with Israel , but veteran diplomats say that will depend on Israel's willingness to withdraw from West Bank territory and commit to a Palestinian statehood, as spelled out in the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.

Author: 0 Man 'wearing explosive belt' shot by police at Brussels Central station

The incident is considered a terrorist attack, he said, declining to comment on "rumors" that the suspect was shouting " Allahu Akbar ". He shouted, " Allahu Akbar ", before the blast. The suspect was "neutralized" by Belgian soldiers, immediately after a blast occurred at around 8:30 p.m. local time (1830 GMT) on Tuesday evening, according to the Federal Prosecutor's office.

Author: 0 Despite Tweets That Say Otherwise, Lawyers Insist Trump Is Not Under Investigation

To make it more hard, Trump's statements threaten to undercut their work. Sekulow , who is 61, isn't new to the Washington scene - he's made a career championing conservative causes in court for decades. Not for seeking to obstruct the Russian Federation probe, mind you (he didn't), but in connection with Trump's expressed hope that Comey could "let go" of a tertiary investigation into Michael Flynn.

Local After Russia Threats, Australian Military Stops Anti-ISIS Airstrikes in Syria
Author: 0 After Russia Threats, Australian Military Stops Anti-ISIS Airstrikes in Syria

The military hotline, set up two years, ago had been "a crucial link that has allowed Moscow and Washington to notify each other about their air operations in Syria", reports the New York Times . With the skies over Syria growing increasingly crowded, a statement from the Australian Defence Department released in the capital, Canberra, said that " Australian Defence Force protection is regularly reviewed in response to a range of potential threats".

Author: 0 Senate backs measure limiting president's power to lift sanctions

Former FBI Director James Comey warned that Russian Federation is "coming after America", and will unquestionably continue to influence our elections in the future - through weaponizing social media, as it did in 2016, and through cyber attacks on the nation's election infrastructure.

Author: 0 Special Counsel Investigating Jared Kushner's Business Dealings

Mueller's inquiry includes Kushner among other Trump's associates - former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a campaign policy adviser Carter Page , The Washington Post claimed citing unnamed sources on Thursday. Trump and the members of his administration have also maintained the publications such as the Post and the New York Times report nothing more than "fake news".

Author: 0 Trump to make announcement on any Comey tapes this week: White House

Trump has previously threatened to stop holding press briefings entirely and the White House communications team have previously held audio-only gaggles. His public role has already diminished in recent weeks. 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 Clamping down, White House puts the 'brief' in its briefing

The final report followed the United States intelligence community's initial statement in October 2016 that claimed senior Russian officials directed the hacking of Democratic Party organizations during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Author: 0 Georgia Voting in Closely Watched Congressional Election

The Democrats are looking to capitalise on the president's low personal approval ratings to win Georgia's sixth district seat. The most expensive congressional race in USA history headed to a tight finish on Tuesday as voters in suburban Atlanta cast ballots in an election that was seen by many as a referendum on President Donald Trump .

Author: 0 Supreme Court to Hear Case on Partisan Redistricting

House of Representatives , governors' mansions, and state houses across America. Attorneys for Wisconsin voters applauded Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court took up their challenge to partisan gerrymandering. In the process, the Supreme Court will decide the rules every other state has to follow too. The electoral results under the Wisconsin map were remarkably similar to court-drawn maps in past decades, the state's brief states.

Author: 0 Funeral set for US student freed from N. Korea

Haley said while Warmbier's memory will always be a blessing to his family, "it will also serve as an indelible reminder to us of the barbaric nature of the North Korean dictatorship". The family of a United States student who died shortly after being freed from North Korea have declined a post-mortem examination, according to a U.S.

Local Georgia voters streaming to polls in expensive Congress race
Author: 0 Georgia voters streaming to polls in expensive Congress race

Handel's win could have significant implications for how the two parties plan out the next year, in advance of the 2018 midterm elections, given what it says about their relative strengths. Ossoff, 30, is a former congressional staffer turned documentary filmmaker. Yet Ossoff barely mentions Trump, talking instead in generalities about "restoring civility" and Congress' oversight role.

Local Republicans hold on to hotly contested Georgia seat
Author: 0 Republicans hold on to hotly contested Georgia seat

By the time the race was called for Handel Tuesday night, with about 99 percent of the districts reporting, she had won by about 5 percentage points, meaning that Ossoff lost significant ground after his near-win in the primary. On Tuesday morning when Handel cast her vote, she said: "He wishes he could vote like me, because he doesn't live in the district", according to The Hill .

Author: 0 White House reporters left stunned by off-camera briefings

Some of those moves have angered the White House press corps but delighted Trump's supporters, who view the media as what White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon has dubbed the "opposition party". "I have not sat down and talked with him about that specific thing", Spicer said. His comments were at Spicer's first on-camera session with reporters in eight days.