Local Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana

Tropical Storm Cindy is hitting the Gulf Coast of Mexico Wednesday, causing heavy rains and thunderstorms. As of the last advisory, at 7 a.m. CDT Thursday , Tropical Storm Cindy was located about 40 miles northwest of Lake Charles, La., and was moving north at 12 mph.

Author: 0 Arizona is so hot that flights are being cancelled

Arizona Public Service Company (APS), the state's largest electricity provider, says customers set a record peak usage Tuesday as temperatures in Phoenix soared to almost 120 degrees. The study of almost 2,000 deadly heat waves worldwide since 1980 was published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, a monthly peer-reviewed journal.

Local First full day of summer will bring back the heat
Author: 0 First full day of summer will bring back the heat

Southwest wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. Monday night - A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. By Tuesday , as the sunshine continues, it's going to get warm again, with highs back into the 90s. Wind becoming northwest at 2 to 5 miles per hour. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind 9 to 16 miles per hour becoming southwest in the morning.

Author: 0 House passes bill to deny health insurance tax credits to illegal immigrants

While Mr Trump's Republican party has a majority in both the House and Senate , his margin in the Senate is considerably smaller - just three Republicans voting against the bill would prevent it from passing. " Dozens of Republican amendments were offered and accepted in that hearing process" around the Affordable Care Act ( ACA ), said Senator Claire McCaskill during a hearing with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price last week.

Local Rep. Steve Scalise is now in 'fair' condition after shooting
Author: 0 Rep. Steve Scalise is now in 'fair' condition after shooting

Scalise arrived at the hospital "with an imminent risk of death", Sava said. The Majority Whip was struck in the hip and the bullet shattered blood vessels, bones and internal organs along the way. Suffering relatively minor injuries were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth. Sava, however, added that "an excellent recovery is a good possibility".

Local United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Trademark Ban
Author: 0 United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Trademark Ban

Per Scooby Axson of Sports Illustrated , Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito wrote the following in his opinion of the case. The court argued that trademarks are private, not government speech, and therefore are protected. The team has not yet commented on the ruling, but did try to involve itself in the case while it was ongoing. He sought to register the name with the trademark office.

Local Iran-made drone downed in Syria
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Compounding the problem, Russian Federation pledged to treat all USA aircraft in Syria west of the Euphrates river as "targets" that would be tracked by their aerial defense systems deployed inside the country. He rose to be one of the extremist group's leading ideologues. "In both cases, it would also be likely to draw various forms of Syrian, Russian, Iranian, Iraqi, and of course jihadi resistance", Lund said.

Author: 0 Angry Democrats turn against leaders after House election losses

The response from some is that it better be. Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff is interviewed by news organizations as he campaigns for Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election in Chamblee. "It's time for some change". "I think that our leadership owes us an explanation of what happened, how resources were spent but also a plan going forward, and that's got to be a part of the discussion", he said.

Author: 0 Huge GOP Turnout Doomed Democrat in Georgia

She praised Ossoff as "a candidate who was young and enthusiastic, and attracted national support". "Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future", he continued in a series of tweets that within minutes became post-election news.

Local Heat wave hits Southwest on 1st day of summer
Author: 0 Heat wave hits Southwest on 1st day of summer

Phoenix , Arizona is now facing one of its hottest summers in recorded history, and apparently some airplanes can't stand the heat. The threshold for a heat advisory was actually lowered this year because here in New England, heat affects us differently from those in Phoenix or Las Vegas.

Author: 0 Gingrich On Russian Investigation: 'The Fix Is In'

Gingrich is specifically concerned about the fact that employees at Mueller's ex-law firm, WilmerHale, gave $326,798 to Hillary Clinton in the run up to the 2016 presidential election, compared to the $628 that employees donated to Donald Trump .

Local Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting
Author: 0 Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting

Hodgkinson had a piece of paper with the names of six members of Congress written on it, Slater said , but the note lacked any further context and there was no evidence from his computer, phone or other belongings that indicated he planned to target those officials.

Local Shooter of GOP lawmakers in Va. acted alone, no terror threat
Author: 0 Shooter of GOP lawmakers in Va. acted alone, no terror threat

It wasn't even clear whether he had prior plans to attack the baseball practice or whether he just happened upon it the morning of June 14, said Tim Slater, who leads the criminal division of the FBI's Washington field office. He carried a laptop and a gym bag - but he was never working out. Investigators found several anti-Republican comments, but none rose above typical First Amendment-protected free speech.

Local Uber finally adds tipping, but only in select cities to start
Author: 0 Uber finally adds tipping, but only in select cities to start

A spokesperson for Uber UK told Ars "the intention is that almost every feature we are building and shipping over the next 180 days will be available internationally by the end of the year". Kalanick exemplified Uber's sometimes uneasy relationship with its drivers earlier this year when he got into an argument with a driver unhappy with his pay.

Author: 0 What Is Gerrymandering? Supreme Court to Hear Potentially Landmark Case

Walker says he sees no reason why the highest court in the land would force Wisconsin to redraw their legislative maps. He can speak about the potential impact of a possible Supreme Court ruling on redistricting rules nationwide. The state has appealed a lower court ruling, which found that state Republican lawmakers had violated the constitution when they drew up legislative districts to disadvantage the Democrats.

Author: 0 Republican Senators Complain on Eve of Health Care Bill Unveiling

Sen. McConnell's ability to line up votes is considered masterful, and he's eager to pass legislation fulfilling a keystone campaign promise of President Donald Trump and countless GOP congressional candidates. During the public portion of the event - when reporters were invited in - Trump undercut the House bill, saying more funding was needed to make it "generous, kind (and) with heart".

Local Man punches teen 39 times in Planet Fitness parking lot
Author: 0 Man punches teen 39 times in Planet Fitness parking lot

I asked "why? Who are you?" The department reports that the woman did not suffer any major injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital by a friend and not an ambulance. He fled in a auto believed be a light colored Ford Fusion or similar model, police said. McCarthy, who wasn't seriously injured in the unexpected attack, said she would like to "beat the crap" out of her assailant.

Local Police officer acquitted of Philando Castile killing
Author: 0 Police officer acquitted of Philando Castile killing

Jurors deliberated for about 29 hours over five days before reaching the verdict in the death of Castile , 32, who was shot just seconds after informing Yanez that he was carrying a gun. "It was what I was expecting", she said. "The system continues to fail black people, and it will continue to fail you all". Prosecutors in St. Paul, Minnesota, said recordings from the auto - both from Reynolds' phone and from a dashboard camera - showed that Castile was courteous and non-threatening, ...

Local House to debate revamp of recreational pot law
Author: 0 House to debate revamp of recreational pot law

After some further meetings around midday, the administration officially reached consensus with legislators leading the negotiations - Rep. Maxine Grad, D-Moretown, and Sen. Scott said Wednesday night that he is "contemplating some sort of commission". The same bill will await lawmakers when they return to Montpelier in January, when suspending the rules won't be an issue.

Author: 0 Cedar Rapids mayor enters race for Iowa governor

Traveling with the president was Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue , as they highlighted technological advances in farming to increase productivity and reduce the agriculture sector's carbon footprint. It is expected that Trump will focus on agricultural innovation during his remarks. President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa .

Local Trump criticizes Republican healthcare reform
Author: 0 Trump criticizes Republican healthcare reform

But in a May 28 tweet that raised questions about his intent, he said: "I suggest that we add more dollars to Healthcare and make it the best anywhere". Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) told reporters that Trump was positive and the talks were productive, but he laughed when asked if he expected a bill would be complete by Friday.

Author: 0 President Donald Trump Speaks at Rally in Iowa

Trump bested Democrat Hillary Clinton in Iowa by almost 10 percentage points in the election past year. On Wednesday night, Donald Trump made his way to Ceder Rapids, Iowa in front of thousands of cheering supporters. "And I love all people, rich or poor", the president continued. Mark Warner, who are conducting a third, Senate investigation into Russian election meddling, which has featured blockbuster testimonies in recent weeks from fired FBI Director James Comey, Deputy ...

Author: 0 USA congress gets power to restrain Trump on Russian Federation sanctions

Sen. Sherrod Brown of OH, the top Democrat on the Banking Committee, said Trump's failure to act could embolden Russian Federation and lead to interference in future US elections. If signed into law, the document would prohibit the USA president from being able to lift sanctions without Congressional approval. If the legislation passes the House, it would head to Trump for signing.

Author: 0 McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to N. Korea

Although no official cause of death has been revealed, Otto's family blame the "awful, torturous mistreatment" he was subjected to by the people of North Korea . "To see a young man go over there healthy and, (after) a minor act of mischief, come home dead basically. this goes beyond any kind of understanding of law and order, of humanity, of responsibility towards any human being", Mattis said.

Author: 0 Dashcam Footage Of Police Killing Of Philando Castile Is Made Public

Officer Yanez was charged with manslaughter, plus two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm, and he was acquitted on all those charges on Friday. Shortly thereafter, Castile is heard telling Yanez about a firearm in the vehicle. I told him not to reach for it. "And I had no other option than to take my firearm and, and I shot".

Local NHL Expansion Draft 2017: Devils lose Jon Merrill to Las Vegas
Author: 0 NHL Expansion Draft 2017: Devils lose Jon Merrill to Las Vegas

The Golden Knights' 30 player selections - and trades - were announced Wednesday during the NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas . "I didn't expect that", Fleury said of the crowd's reaction. Getting emerging young defenseman Shea Theodore in exchange for also taking veteran Clayton Stoner from Anaheim. "It's good to get a deal done", Engelland said.

Author: 0 Stabbing at USA airport is an act of terror

Authorities believe that the suspect traveled between Canada and the USA several times, one American official told CNN. "We have no information to suggest any training". An investigation is underway at a home tied to Fthou in Montreal , according to a Radio-Canada report . A number of police stood guard outside the apartment building in the east end of Montreal located on Bélair St.in St-Michel borough.

Local United States senators worry about rush over healthcare bill ahead of release
Author: 0 United States senators worry about rush over healthcare bill ahead of release

An estimated 23 million people could lose their health-care under a similar plan narrowly passed last month by the Republican-controlled House, according to the CBO. According to NBC News , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the announcement on Tuesday, June 20, that he would be releasing a "discussion draft" of the bill to the members of the Republican party and the American public on Thursday .

Local NORC poll: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord
Author: 0 NORC poll: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord

At the moment, 72 percent of Republicans approve of Trump's performance, down 11 percentage points since April. To be sure, this is obviously just one poll, but it's not the only one that's shown Trump's support among Republicans looking shaky, and if other surveys start pointing in this direction, the White House will have a problem for which there is no solution.

Author: 0 Senate close to vote on dismantling health law

Sen. But Senator John Thune, a member of the Republican leadership, said on Tuesday the phase-out in the bill might just be three years. Organizing For Action, an activist group tied to former President Barack Obama , blasted the GOP bill, claiming Republicans want to "take health care from working families" - even as news continued to spread that more health insurance companies are pulling out of state Obamacare health exchanges.

Author: 0 DC Memorial for Slain Va. Teen Nabra Hassanen Set on Fire

Then, they say, he put her in his vehicle, assaulted her again and dumped her body in a pond. Instead, Solomon was arrested on suspicion of kindling a bonfire. Hassanen was leaving a restaurant with her friends when a stranger drove up and insulted them. Rizwan Jaka, spokesman for the ADAMS Center in Sterling, said he expected anywhere from 2,000 to 4,000 people to attend the funeral services for Nabra Hassanen .

Local Less rain by Friday. Scattered again for the weekend
Author: 0 Less rain by Friday. Scattered again for the weekend

Cindy is expected to land along the Texas-Louisiana border just after midnight, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). That much rain could lead to potentially life-threatening flash flooding, the NHC warned. National Weather Service forecasters estimated Cindy dumped anywhere from 2 to 10 inches of rain in areas from south Louisiana to the Florida panhandle as of Wednesday.

Author: 0 Hundreds attend vigil for slain muslim teen Nabra Hassanen

A day after vigils across the country were held for Nabra Hassanen , the 17-year-old Muslim girl who was killed on June 18, someone set her memorial on fire. "Yes, that is what I believe". Some questioned the lack of a hate crime investigation, according to The Associated Press . But Salehi found some bright spots from the tragedy, saying she thinks "it's unbelievable how the entire Muslim community is coming together just to support her and this one thing".

Local Tropical Storm Cindy Whipping Up Trouble Along Gulf Coast
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy Whipping Up Trouble Along Gulf Coast

When driving, remember, "Turn around, don't drown". Previous report: As the potential tropical storm likely to be named Cindy approaches the Texas-Louisiana coasts, forecasters are closer to determining the storm potential impact. Visible satellite image of Tropical Storm Cindy, 11:52 a.m. eastern Tuesday. By Wednesday morning, the storm had dumped from 2 to 7 inches (50-180 millimeters) of rain on parts of southern Louisiana.

Author: 0 Bill Cosby trial Day 8: Jury resumes deliberations for a third day

More than 60 other women have since come forward sharing similarly lurid encounters with the man once known as "America's Dad". The jury deliberated for four hours Monday night before retreating back to the hotel where they have been sequestered since the start of the trial.

Author: 0 Democrats seethe after Georgia loss: "Our brand is worse than Trump's"

But her frequent appearances on ballots in the Sixth District offered her an important name-identification advantage in the initial balloting in April. Mulvaney, who is a founding member of the far-right Freedom Caucasus of the Republican party, won by landslides in each of his elections. At one point, Thompson's campaign publicly feuded with the state Democratic Party after the party would not approve $20,000 for the campaign.

Author: 0 False alarm as major quake reported in California

The USGS sent out the alert about a 6.8-magnitude tremor near Santa Barbara on Wednesday afternoon - but turns out it was a false alarm. It turns out that researchers from the California Institute of Technology had been using new information to relocate the epicenter of a 1925 quake in the Santa Barbara Channel, and somehow set off the automated alert that went out to email accounts.

Author: 0 Democrats fume over 'secret' Republican healthcare bill

Instead, they're asking Senate leaders to work together on an overhaul of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law. Debate around the Senate GOP's health care plan has focused on process rather than substance in recent weeks, since barely anyone in Washington - even Senate Republicans themselves - seems to know what's in the emerging legislative text.

Local Wisconsin Assembly passes bill that would limit recounts
Author: 0 Wisconsin Assembly passes bill that would limit recounts

If an election includes fewer than 4,000 votes, candidates must be within 40 votes to request a recount. The proposal also would tighten the recount request deadline. The state Assembly passed the Republican-backed measure Wednesday 60-37. That includes eliminating academic benchmarks the schools must now meet. The WIAA governs high school sports in the state and opposes the bill.

Local AHRQ: Opioid-related hospitalizations, ER visit rates soar
Author: 0 AHRQ: Opioid-related hospitalizations, ER visit rates soar

In 2014 alone, there were 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues, the Washington Post said, which first reported the numbers. However, in 13 states, including California, those 65 years old and older were the ones most likely to be hospitalized. In a blog post , AHRQ Director Richard Kronick said the agency's research shows important statistics, but doesn't answer how the epidemic can be slowed.

Local $40K violin found at train station by Boston transit police
Author: 0 $40K violin found at train station by Boston transit police

However, later in the night, the MBTA police said the woman depicted in the photos was no longer a person of interest and "is assisting with the ongoing investigation". They said the woman was cooperative. 'My violin could be anywhere, ' Sims told NBC Boston. She also thanked Transit Police, and her friends and colleagues who helped get word out about the lost instrument.

Local Some Flights Canceled Out Of Phoenix Due To Heat
Author: 0 Some Flights Canceled Out Of Phoenix Due To Heat

Southwest, meteorologists said. A Durango flight was among those affected, as a Tuesday evening flight arriving from Phoenix was canceled due to excessive heat. It wasn't immediately clear how many of those flights were to or from Palm Springs. But he felt like he almost melted in the process. A notorious heat wave in 1990 brought consecutive days at 120 degrees, including the record of 122.

Author: 0 Experts Discuss Why Cosby Jury Couldn't Agree

Huth's lawyer, Gloria Allred, says the scheduling of a second deposition was on hold because of the criminal trial. Cosby's wife, Camille, who attended just one day of the trial, issued a fierce statement on Saturday, read out by a representative.

Local Trump rolls back parts of what he calls 'terrible' Obama Cuba policy
Author: 0 Trump rolls back parts of what he calls 'terrible' Obama Cuba policy

But it also reiterated "its willingness to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation". More than two years ago, then President Barack Obama announced plans to " normalize relations " between the US and Cuban governments, effectively lifting a half-century trade embargo that the USA imposed on the island nation in 1963.

Author: 0 White House to negotiate tax overhaul behind closed doors

He also said he would like to "get rid of" the estate tax, which imposes a tax on estate transfers to relatives of those who have died. In his first major speech on tax reform, Paul Ryan (R - WI) said he expects tax reform to be completed in 2017.