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USA Scalise condition upgraded to serious
Author: 0 Scalise condition upgraded to serious

Steve Scalise's condition has been upgraded from "critical" to "serious" as he is showing signs of improvement, according to the hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot in the hip. No timeline has been given for Scalise's recovery. Sava said he told Scalise's family that "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his backyard with his family".

Author: 0 Seattle police shoot, kill woman who reported burglary

In a press release, the Seattle Police Department said the two officers involved are now not on duty. Cousin Robin Cockerherm said Lyles, was "78 pounds wet". Isabell had housed Lyles for three months in Tacoma before Lyles landed the spot in Magnuson Park a year ago. Williams also informed reporters that Lyles was pregnant, and that she had been dealing with some mental health issues over the past year.

USA US Senate OKs expansion of sanctions against Russian Federation
Author: 0 US Senate OKs expansion of sanctions against Russian Federation

The sanctions are in response to the violation of the territorial integrity of the Ukraine and Crimea, cyber-attacks and interference in elections and continuing aggression in Syria. "We moved to make the Congress, not the President, the final arbiter of sanctions relief when necessary", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said .

USA Basketball diplomacy in North Korea as United States student is released
Author: 0 Basketball diplomacy in North Korea as United States student is released

In March 2016, North Korea's highest court sentenced Warmbier to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion as he tearfully confessed that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner. The three other US citizens detained in North Korea are Kim Hak-song, an agricultural researcher at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology; Tony Kim (aka Kim Sang-duk), an accounting teacher from the same school; and Kim Dong-chul, a businessman.

Author: 0 Millions of detailed voter records found unprotected on the internet

But that's not all, there are a total of 48 data fields for each individual voter, detailing their stances on a number of subjects including gun rights, abortion , environmental issues and even opinions on stem cell research. Deep Root Analytics says its doesn't believe any malicious third party obtained the information, but it has hired a digital forensics team to investigate.

Author: 0 Supreme Court strikes down sex offender social media ban

No nothing. Praise be to God. Wow. Packingham was convicted and received a suspended sentence. His lawyers had argued that Packingham, who wrote the post under an alias on Facebook , was not using the website or his computer to communicate with minors or that he posted anything inappropriate or obscene.

Author: 0 Texas and Louisiana Tropical System Impacts This Week

A tropical system near Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula continues to be closely monitored for development and to bring building seas and downpours along the Gulf of Mexico coast this week. Computer models tasked to tropical systems vary widely until an actual area of low pressure has formed. It's too early to say with any certainty where the center will come ashore.

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

The Supreme Court is wading into the thicket of partisan redistricting in a case from Wisconsin . It is high time for the High Court to stop politicians from drawing district lines for their own political benefit. "The maps were in place and republicans gained seats in '12, '14, and '16", he said. They said the federal court overstepped its bounds and judges should stay out of an inherently political exercise.

USA US Senate votes overwhelmingly for tougher Russian sanctions amidst poll meddling probe
Author: 0 US Senate votes overwhelmingly for tougher Russian sanctions amidst poll meddling probe

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the Trump administration was "committed to existing sanctions against Russia " but was "still reviewing the new Russian Federation sanctions amendment ". The Senate legislation , passed Thursday 98 to 2, also imposes new sanctions on Iran. President Donald Trump hasn't officially eased any current sanctions, but he previously suggested he'd consider doing so if Russian Federation helped the USA fight terrorism.

USA CNN White House Reporter Questions Covering 'Bizarre' And 'Pointless' Briefings
Author: 0 CNN White House Reporter Questions Covering 'Bizarre' And 'Pointless' Briefings

The CNN White House lead went on to express his frustrations with Spicer's ability to get answers for reporters who posed questions to him about the president's actions days and weeks prior. where he's just kind of useless", Acosta said of Spicer. White House press secretary Sean Spicer arrives for the daily briefing at the White House in Washington , Monday, June 12, 2017.

USA AFBF Speaks Out On Trump's New Cuban Business Rules
Author: 0 AFBF Speaks Out On Trump's New Cuban Business Rules

His excuse was completely disingenuous: " Trump decides to draw a line at Cuba's human rights policies?" USA airlines and cruise ships will still be allowed to serve the island 90 miles south of Florida. This will essentially shield USA airlines and cruise lines serving the island. Several companies engaged in business in Cuba expressed relief that Trump didn't take more drastic action.

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

And Sen. Dean HellerDean HellerThese GOP senators need to stand up to their party on healthcare Senate GOP considers deeper Medicaid cuts than House bill New ads target 5 GOP senators on healthcare MORE (R-Nev.) said earlier this month that he did not want the growth rate to be any lower than the House bill's.

Author: 0 Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller - White House

New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, opened her line of questioning, in the hearing that was supposed to focus on the Justice Department budget, by asking whether Rosenstein had seen any evidence of good cause to fire Mueller. Such a move would create a firestorm coming weeks after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Mr Gingrich said he is troubled by Democratic donations of Mr Mueller's picks to help lead the probe.

USA Trump says he is being investigated over Comey firing
Author: 0 Trump says he is being investigated over Comey firing

The White House has said the president "has never asked Mr Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn". Trump has furiously railed against leaks coming out of his administration and the intelligence community since he took office. "Sad!" Trump said in his first tweet of the day.

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

While speaker of the House, Gingrich voted in 1998 to impeach President Bill Clinton on charges of obstruction of justice and perjury. "I keep telling everybody at the White House, this is not like NY real estate law, this is criminal law", he said.

Author: 0 Trump Responds to Obstruction of Justice Investigation

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Oh, I was going to fire regardless of recommendation. Trump denies it even though he has the authority under the Constitution to fire Comey for any reason or no reason at all. It was not clear why he attributed the report to an Federal Bureau of Investigation leak. That would be a freakish turn of events, given Rosenstein's role in justifying the Comey firing through a memo that faulted the ex-director's leadership.

Author: 0 Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

Thousands of people took to the streets Friday to protest the not guilty verdict in the Philando Castile killing trial. "I don't doubt that Officer Yanez is a decent person, but he made a disgusting mistake from our perspective, and that's what this case was about", Choi said, according to the Associated Press (AP).

USA US Lawmaker Shot at Baseball Practice Remains in Critical Condition
Author: 0 US Lawmaker Shot at Baseball Practice Remains in Critical Condition

Scott Applewhite, File). Because Scalise is a member of House leadership, Capitol Police were present at the field. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R) of Tennessee scored in the first inning, enjoying a different sort of adrenaline than the one he experienced Wednesday when he passed by the shooter over bloodied ground to take shelter in a dugout - confessing later that "the fear factor was horrific".

Author: 0 Deputy attorney general says he sees no reason to fire special counsel

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for public hearings in front of the budget-writing appropriations committees for the House and Senate. "No, I have not", he said. Rosenstein said that because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation matter, Mueller could only be fired by Rosenstein himself.

USA Representative Steve Scalise's Condition Improves to
Author: 0 Representative Steve Scalise's Condition Improves to "Serious"

Sava said Scalise will require surgeries soon for abdominal and bone injuries, in addition to the two he has undergone to fix a bone in his leg broken by the bullet. He had with him a piece of paper with doodles and the names of three politicians, according to a person familiar with the case. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, was fatally shot in a firefight with police.

Author: 0 Cop at frat brothers' hearing: Pledge 'looked like a corpse'

The Beta Theta Pi members and the fraternity itself face the preliminary hearing that will determine if there's enough evidence to send the case to trial. BELLEFONTE , Pa. (AP) — Security camera footage of the night a Penn State pledge was fatally injured at a fraternity event is expected to be at the center of a court hearing.

Author: 0 Trump lawyer says president not informed he is under investigation

Lieu's comments come after Trump and his allies against Mueller's character and possible conflicts of interest in an attempt to discredit him and his investigation . Claims also arose that Trump asked the director of the National Security Agency to declare that he was not under investigation and asked the Director of National Intelligence to tell Comey to back off the Flynn investigation .

Author: 0 Obstruction of justice case on Trump

But Mr Mueller has been appointed special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. During Trump's morning Twitter statements , he seemingly confirmed that he is facing an investigation in connection to his decision to fire James Comey as FBI director.

Author: 0 Friend says Trump is considering firing special counsel

Trump has already fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and, more famously, FBI Director James Comey. "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations", Rosenstein said. "Under the regulation, special counsel Mueller may be fired only for good cause and I'm required to put that cause in writing". Rosenstein responded: "No I have not".

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

Senior US Republican congressman Steve Scalise is showing sign of improvement and is speaking with loved ones after being shot at a baseball game near Washington , DC last week. "I think that his risk of death right now is substantially lower than when he came in ... he was as critical as you can be when he came in". It includes photos of Scalise and his family.

USA GOP shooting: Scalise improving from brink of death
Author: 0 GOP shooting: Scalise improving from brink of death

Both had appeared on the House floor earlier Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). "The center of America is disappearing, and the violence is incited by the leading cultural voices of the Left", Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa said over Twitter .

USA Shot US congressman still 'critical' but improving: doctor
Author: 0 Shot US congressman still 'critical' but improving: doctor

Rep. Steve Scalise was shot June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia, a House colleague told CNN , in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack". The congressman grievously wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice is delivering a Father's Day message through his Twitter account.

Author: 0 Afghan soldier kills 2 US soldiers

An Afghan soldier opened fire on his USA counterparts on Saturday, killing three Americans and wounding at least one other. "An Afghan army soldier opened fire and killed two American soldiers and injured two others", Attaullah Khogyani, spokesperson for the governor of Nangarhar province, said.

USA Shot US congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list
Author: 0 Shot US congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

The bullet that struck Scalise tore through his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding, the hospital said. He opened fire at the Republican congressional baseball team practice in Alexandria , Va., after asking another lawmaker whether the team practicing was a group of Republicans or Democrats.

Author: 0 Trump Weighs Firing Mueller, According To Confidant

In May, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Mueller as special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. This comes after a friend of the President says he thinks Mr. Trump is considering removing Mueller . Now, however, some Republicans are suggesting that Mueller ought to be dismissed, pointing to Mueller's selection of key investigators who made campaign donations to Trump's Democratic challenger, former U.S.

USA Russian Federation inquiry: I'm under investigation
Author: 0 Russian Federation inquiry: I'm under investigation

The Washington Post is reporting that President Donald Trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice . Tensions escalated with Mueller's latest moves. At the time of that report it was not clear that the FBI was investigating Kushner's business dealings. Trump tweeted on June 16. Rosenstein also has authority to fire Mueller, if he finds evidence of good cause.

USA Trump orders more cash, industry guidance, for apprenticeships
Author: 0 Trump orders more cash, industry guidance, for apprenticeships

Trump said he will remove federal restrictions that have prevented industries from creating apprenticeship programmes. The order will expand money spent for apprenticeship grants to nearly $200 million annually from $90 million, according to the political news website.

Author: 0 GOP, Dem governors call for changes in House health bill

On their own, Democrats have little chance of stopping the bill. Some moderate GOP senators are trying to extend the phase-out over seven years and ease some of the Medicaid cuts the House bill would make. The health care repeal bill, often known as "Trumpcare", would be a disaster for tens of millions of Americans, and especially those over fifty. "If you get a copy of it, will you send me a copy?" They include Dean Heller of Nevada and Jeff Flake of Arizona, both up for re-election ...

Author: 0 Probe launched after seven sailors killed in ship collision

Tugboats pulled the Fitzgerald back to port in Yokosuka in southern Japan yesterday, 16 hours after the Philippine-flagged merchant ship ACX Crystal collided with the destroyer 56 miles out at sea. While photos showed serious damage above the waterline, the container ship also did severe damage below it. The container ship ACX Crystal weighs 29,060 tons (26,363 tonnes) and is 222 metres long, much larger than the 8,315-ton (7,543-tonne) Navy destroyer.

Author: 0 Hurricanes release protected list for National Hockey League expansion draft

Among those left unprotected, and available to the Golden Knights in the draft, were goalies Cam Ward and Eddie Lack , forwards Lee Stempniak and Joakim Nordstrom , and defenseman Klas Dahlbeck. Another unusual list is from the Minnesota Wild, who chose to protect Jonas Brodin over Matt Dumba and Marco Scandella . Florida's James Reimer takes over for Roberto Luongo in the second period of a game in Philadelphia last March.

Author: 0 For Bill Cosby, 2nd sex assault trial ahead

District Attorney Kevin Steele says he's disappointed jurors didn't reach a unanimous decision, but says he'll retry Cosby. The jury was comprised of five women and seven men. Camille Cosby, 73, only attended one day of the trial with her husband. The judge, meanwhile, assured the panel members - whose identities remain sealed by court order - that he appreciated their efforts throughout the two-week trial.

USA Scalise's condition upgraded to serious: He 'is speaking with his loved ones'
Author: 0 Scalise's condition upgraded to serious: He 'is speaking with his loved ones'

The list of names included Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, TheDC has confirmed. "He is more responsive and is speaking with his loved ones", the doctor said. The 66 year-old, who apparently volunteered with Bernie Sanders' failed presidential campaign, wounded four people including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, before being shot and killed by U.S.

Author: 0 Middle East More arrests in Iran, mastermind of Tehran twin attacks killed

Iran has tracked down and killed several suspected extremists including the alleged mastermind of twin attacks in Tehran last week, officials said. 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.