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Author: 0 Jury re-watches 2 key videos in police shooting of motorist

Yanez, 29, who is Latino, is charged with second-degree manslaughter, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and with two lesser counts of endangering the safety of Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her daughter for firing his gun into the vehicle near them.

Author: 0 Did this tweet suggest Trump could fire Rosenstein to oust Mueller?

US President Donald Trump appeared to confirm on Friday that he was under investigation and seemingly took aim at a senior justice department official, in a tweet that seemed to encapsulate his frustration with an ongoing probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election .

USA Attorney Generals Allege Trump Is Profiting From Presidency
Author: 0 Attorney Generals Allege Trump Is Profiting From Presidency

On Monday, the attorney generals of the state of Maryland and Washington , DC filed a similar lawsuit against the president. This suit comes shortly after attorneys general from Maryland and the District of Columbia announced that they, too, are suing Trump for what they called "unprecedented constitutional violations".

Author: 0 Two children shot outside elementary school in Chicago

Johnson said, disgust evident in his voice. The girls were shot when someone opened fire on a group of people on the street corner. The girls were unintended targets, police said. It wasn't clear if the children were students. The school has about 300 students in pre-K through 8th grade. It's unclear who is responsible for the shooting, but sources said police have a "person of interest" in custody.

USA Donald Trump Jr.: There's 'no ambiguity' in my father's orders
Author: 0 Donald Trump Jr.: There's 'no ambiguity' in my father's orders

Trump has a long history of threatening to file complaints and lawsuits and not following through. "I mean, this is the president of the United States, with me alone", Comey said , noting Trump had sent all his staff out of the room before the discussion.

USA Oregon Giving Residents a Third Gender Option For Driver's Licenses
Author: 0 Oregon Giving Residents a Third Gender Option For Driver's Licenses

Starting July 1, people who identify as gender nonbinary-neither male nor female-can list their sex as "X" instead of "F" or "M". OR officials said they got little opposition to the change at a public hearing or in comments . In fact, United Nation states use an internationally recognized format that includes a non-binary gender marker of X. In January, New York City issued the first-known intersex birth certificate to Sara Kelley Keenan, but Keenan has been since unable to change ...

Author: 0 This Father's Day, don't waste the gift of time

About a quarter of couples (27%) who live with children younger than 18 are in families where only the father works. Annually on the Friday before Father's Day, the center hosts its Faces of Fatherhood Luncheon to honor involved, consistent, aware and nurturing fathers.

Author: 0 Minnesota officer acquitted in motorist shooting

The verdict will be revealed in court Friday afternoon. Officer Yanez, 29, was charged with second-degree murder in November. He was also charged with two felony counts for intentionally discharging the gun. He pleaded not guilty , claiming that he thought Castile was reaching for a gun. The verdict in Yanez's trial comes amid a series of recent acquittals of other officer-related shootings.

Author: 0 A ballgame of unity, spirit, friendly rivalry, won by Dems

Steve Scalise was shot and critically injured in Virginia. The crowd chanted "USA!" Capitol Police officer David Bailey , who chased down the gunman despite being wounded himself, hobbled out to the pitcher's mound on crutches to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the game.

Author: 0 Jury acquits Minnesota officer who fatally shot Philando Castile

Castile had a licensed handgun on him, and Yanez shot him seven times. "If someone were just about to reach in their pocket and pull out a gun and shoot an officer, that's the last thing they would say", Paulsen said . The ACLU said that the jury's decision to acquit Yanez is "part of a disturbing national pattern of officers using execessive force against people of color, often during routine encounters".

USA Judge tells Castile jury to keep deliberating
Author: 0 Judge tells Castile jury to keep deliberating

The 12-member jury includes two black members. It said that Yanez would receive a "voluntary separation agreement". Reynolds grabbed her cellphone as Castile died and live-streamed the shooting's aftermath on Facebook. The aftermath of the shooting was live-streamed by Castile's girlfriend Diamond Reynolds, who was in the auto at the time. Prosecutors maintained that Yanez put their lives in danger when he opened fire into the auto.

Author: 0 Cosby jury back to work on verdict for 5th day

But when they asked to hear a sliver of testimony they'd just had read back to them, Judge Steven O'Neill put his foot down. Judge Steven O'Neill told the jury he could not provide additional information. Cosby tweeted the message on Friday shortly after jurors asked to review his lurid testimony about giving quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with.

USA Vermont's unemployment rate for May unchanged from April
Author: 0 Vermont's unemployment rate for May unchanged from April

That represents the number of people working or actively looking for a job. Vermont's unemployment rate stayed flat in May, after preliminary data in April showed the rate's first uptick since 2009. MA has added 58,300 jobs over the last 12 months. The biggest gainer was in leisure and hospitality, up 3,100 jobs. The rate in May 2016 was 3.3 percent.

Author: 0 Admin revokes blocked program to protect immigrant parents

The department made clear in the announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , or DACA, program created by Mr. Obama in 2012 "will remain in effect". There are ways to end DACA "to make it less painful" by phasing the work permits out gradually, Jenks said in an interview. Some have wonderful jobs.

USA Day eyeing US Open fightback after 79
Author: 0 Day eyeing US Open fightback after 79

It was another picture ideal day as golfers started the second round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills . His withdrawal marked the end of a golfing era with the 117th U.S. Paul Casey overcame a stunning triple-bogey eight at the par-five 14th, his fifth hole, to lift himself into a share of the second-round lead at the U.S.

Author: 0 Sigh: Why Is Trump Attacking His Own Deputy Attorney General on Twitter?

The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller was investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice in relation to ongoing investigations of Russian influence in the 2016 election. Trump's motives appear to be created to make it all but impossible for Mr. Trump to do so. A few days after the March 22 meeting, Trump spoke separately with Coats and Rogers and asked them to issue public statements to the effect that there was no evidence of ...

Author: 0 Trump Urges Quick Supreme Court Ruling to Reinstate Travel Ban

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who has battled President Donald Trump over the President's efforts to limit travel and immigration from some Muslim-majority countries, tweeted a "thanks" to Trump Monday. "Its kinda odd to have the defendant in Hawaii v Trump acting as our co-counsel", Katyal tweeted. This "extreme vetting", says Trump, is being done for the safety of the people in the US.

Author: 0 Minnesota officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile

A jury in the U.S. has acquitted the police officer who fatally shot 32-year-old African American Philando Castile , whose dying moments were captured on Facebook video in a case that shocked the nation. "None of this would have happened but for Philando Castile ", defense attorney Earl Gray said . "Fuck this shit", Castile said before leaving the courtroom angrily.

Author: 0 Trump announces new Cuba policy to cut USA business, tourism

He said he'd like to see the US either close the door completely to Cuba, or open up 100 percent if it gets a good offer from the Cuban government - but he doesn't expect that to happen. Sen. Jeff Flake is criticizing President Donald Trump's new policy on Cuba. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Cuban Dictator Raul Castro (L) during the Summit of the Americas at the ATLAPA Convention Center, in Panama City, on April 11, 2015.

Author: 0 'With God's help, we can achieve a free Cuba'

Trump challenged the communist government of Raul Castro to negotiate a better deal for Cubans and Cuban-Americans. Friday in Miami , President Trump said the Obama administration's deal with the Castro regime was awful and "misguided".

Author: 0 Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel shortly after Comey's firing. Accusations of obstruction arose last month when President Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . But Comey wanted Sessions to serve as an intermediary with the president, telling him it was wrong to be buddy-buddy with someone directing an investigation of the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Blimp crashes near US Open course

Two fire departments were at the golf course when the blimp went down at about 11:15 a.m. local time, the sheriff's office said. The blimp was "not affiliated with the USGA or the U.S. Witnesses told WISN-TV that the blimp was on fire and then exploded when it hit the ground. A sales manager for AirSign, the advertising company that operates the blimp, says the pilot was the only person on board the craft.

Author: 0 Escaped Georgia inmates captured, authorities say

He called them violent repeat offenders and extremely risky, having taken the guards' 9 mm pistols. Nathan Deal said that the two had been captured in Tennessee following a auto chase. The other inmates have been questioned and a camera on the bus recorded the guards being shot, but corrections officials have not explained to the public how the pair managed to get through the inmate compartment's normally locked door.

USA Columnist Kirsten Powers: 'How was Sen. Harris hysterical?'
Author: 0 Columnist Kirsten Powers: 'How was Sen. Harris hysterical?'

The exchange felt like a contentious courtroom battle between a prosecutor and a key witness, one that apparently irritated McCain. "Will the senator suspend?" Sen . And Kamala Harris will be our guest this morning, and I can't wait to talk to her about that, and also about the questions that she's trying to ask in the middle of being told that she's rude by a lot of rude, white older men .

USA Rodman begins sightseeing on NKorea trip he hopes opens door
Author: 0 Rodman begins sightseeing on NKorea trip he hopes opens door

In rare high-level contacts, Yun met senior North Korean officials in Oslo in May, where it was agreed Swedish officials in Pyongyang, who handle USA consular affairs there, would be allowed to see all four American detainees, a State Department official said.

Author: 0 Trump Weighs Firing Mueller, According To Confidante

Under the regulation, Special Counsel Mueller may be fired only for good cause, and I am required to put that cause in writing. That's what I would do. It might mean that he'd have to fire deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, too, the man who appointed Mueller in the first place. He says he is confident that Mueller will have "the full independence he needs" to investigate thoroughly.

USA Bernie Sanders 'sickened' by congressional shooter, who allegedly was campaign volunteer
Author: 0 Bernie Sanders 'sickened' by congressional shooter, who allegedly was campaign volunteer

The Daily Beast is reporting that Hodgkinson called Republicans "racist & sexist" on his Facebook page ." Trump is a Traitor ", Hodgkinson wrote in a May 22 Facebook post . Hodgkinson was passionate about raising taxes on the rich and had volunteered for Sanders during the Iowa caucuses in January a year ago. "I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign ", the Vermont senator said ...

USA Pence offers prayers for Scalise, praise for police officers
Author: 0 Pence offers prayers for Scalise, praise for police officers

Wednesday morning, as Republican lawmakers were practicing for the game, a lone gunman opened fire, striking Scalise in the hip and hitting a congressional staffer for Rep. Griner and others injured in the shooting were paid a visit by US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Thursday (15 June).

Author: 0 Trump proposal aims at another way of getting people to work

It describes the basis for apprenticeship programs, which are the focus of the White House's workforce development week. Under Trump's order, private industry would have more flexibility and be eligible for registration by the Labor Department .

USA Cosby trial jurors call it quits for night
Author: 0 Cosby trial jurors call it quits for night

As the news was announced, Cosby sat solemnly in the courtroom beside his team. Keeping in mind the high profile nature of the trial, where if found guilty, Cosby faces up to 30 years of jail time for three counts of aggravated indecent assault against former Temple University basketball staffer Andrea Constand in 2004, the judge refused to impose a deadline for the jury deliberations.

USA Hawaii files travel ban opposition in US Supreme Court
Author: 0 Hawaii files travel ban opposition in US Supreme Court

The ruling, issued on Mondayfrom a three judge panel was unanimous and upheld most aspects of a ruling made in March by Federal District Court in Hawaii that stayed Trump's revised version of his travel ban. The administration has appealed that ruling to the Supreme Court . But the court pared back part of Watson's injunction in order to allow the government to conduct internal reviews on vetting procedures for these travellers.

Author: 0 Special counsel probing Jared Kushner's business dealings

However, the Post's newest dispatch is the first time that it has been specifically reported that the FBI is investigating Kushner's business practices. The Russian bank, Vnesheconombank , which has been the subject of U.S. sanctions following Russia's annexation of Crimea, has said Gorkov and Kushner's meeting was held for business reasons because of the advisor's role as head of his family's real estate company.

Author: 0 Putin: fans expect more from Russia's misfiring soccer team

Putin dismissed recent U.S. efforts to tighten the sanctions , saying it was evidence of the usa looking for an external power to blame for its own political strife. Putin returned as the country's president in 2012 for his third non consecutive term. "He should know this", Putin said. Putin also pointed out that Comey had said that there was no evidence that the Russians interfered in the Americans' vote count.

USA National Spelling Bee champ can spell everything... except 'covfefe'
Author: 0 National Spelling Bee champ can spell everything... except 'covfefe'

To the victor goes a $40,000 cash prize from Scripps, a big trophy and other awards, including a $2,500 US savings bond from Merriam-Webster and trips to NY and California for televised appearances. Vinay, 12, became the first solo victor of the Bee since 2013, NPR reported . "There are 11 million contestants in spelling bees across the country", Connor said.

USA Northam Wins Virginia Democratic Primary For Governor As GOP Race Remains Tight
Author: 0 Northam Wins Virginia Democratic Primary For Governor As GOP Race Remains Tight

What makes Gillespie's close shave terrifying to Republicans everywhere is that Stewart ran a campaign based on cultural hyper-conservatism (especially an aggressive defense of Confederate monuments) and loyalty to Donald Trump . The general election is expected to be an early referendum on the president and a preview of what the 2018 midterm elections might look like. The Northam-Perriello race drew the most press interest because it was seen as a proxy for ideological battles in the ...

USA Trump Visits Wounded Congressman, Still In Critical Condition After Shooting
Author: 0 Trump Visits Wounded Congressman, Still In Critical Condition After Shooting

Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues", a statement from the office said . Over social media he had lashed out at President Donald Trump and the GOP. Scalise remained in critical condition at a local hospital, his family by his side, grievously wounded by a bullet that entered at the hip and injured internal organs.