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Author: 0 Democrats fear slowdown of Russia sanctions bill in House

He's calling for a vote by the full House without delay. The Republican leadership in the House has sent the sweeping sanctions package to the Foreign Affairs Committee for a review. "I would urge Congress to ensure any legislation allows the president to have the flexibility to adjust sanctions", he told lawmakers. The second point, aimed at cybersecurity and cyber-espionage, is considered particularly odd, in view of not only the investigations surrounding President Donald Trump and his ...

USA Newt Gingrich: Trump Cannot Obstruct Justice
Author: 0 Newt Gingrich: Trump Cannot Obstruct Justice

Gingrich , who is promoting his new book, " Understanding Trump ", made the comments on "This Week" Sunday, saying, "If you have an obstruction case, Comey has got to be one of the major witnesses". After Gingrich blamed Clinton's email investigation as a reason to why she was not president, Whoopi outright denied that Comey found any wrongdoing in Clinton's email investigation.

USA Rep. Steve Scalise's condition is upgraded to serious from critical
Author: 0 Rep. Steve Scalise's condition is upgraded to serious from critical

Scalise's security detail and other police officers shot and killed the assailant, James Hodgkinson of IL, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media. Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner also remains at the MedStar Washington hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to her ankle, but is in "good condition and good spirits" the hospital said.

USA Shot US congressman Scalise improving
Author: 0 Shot US congressman Scalise improving

Scalise, the third-ranking GOP leader in the House, "continues to show signs of improvement", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement released on behalf of his family. "He will require additional operations to manage abdominal injuries and other bone injuries". According to Sava, the bullet fractured upon entering Scalise's hip.

Author: 0 Mueller Hires 13 Lawyers for Special Counsel

In a series of statements on Twitter on Thursday , Mr Trump repeated his claim that Mr Mueller's investigation is a "WITCH HUNT" based on the "phony" premise of possible collusion between Russian Federation and a cadre of Trump campaign associates.

Author: 0 Democrats stall Senate work to protest healthcare secrecy

Yet Republicans continue to move forward with a proposal that is reportedly even more cruel than the House bill praised by Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan, with drastic cuts to Medicaid in order to pay for tax breaks for the wealthy. One rule that won't be changed for health care is the need for a cost estimate by the Congressional Budget Office, which is mandatory before a Senate vote (but not in the House).

Author: 0 Delay in reporting of deadly US destroyer collision raises questions

This undated photo released by the U.S. Navy, Monday, June 19, 2017, shows Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin , 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland. Adding to the confusion, a U.S. Navy official said it is sticking with the 2:20 a.m. timing for the crash that he said had been reported by the Fitzgerald .

USA Health care plan endangers poor
Author: 0 Health care plan endangers poor

If Idaho wants to attract qualified workers to fill the thousands of high-paying jobs it leaves on the table every year, employers and entrepreneurs can not be forced to navigate an unstable health care market that pushes their costs higher in unpredictable ways.

USA House Dems question Flynn disclosures of Middle East travel
Author: 0 House Dems question Flynn disclosures of Middle East travel

The two Democrats have called for all documents related to the nuclear deal to be released, including any that show Arab countries' agreement to pay Russia for the construction of nuclear reactors by buying "Russian military hardware" that otherwise would have been sold to Iran .

USA Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymander case
Author: 0 Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymander case

That work is proceeding. Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts (R) and associate Justice Neil Gorsuch are joined by Louise Gorsuch during his investiture ceremony at the Supreme Court in Washington , U.S., June 15, 2017. "Illinois suffers greatly from gerrymandered, partisan-drawn legislative districts that result in a lack of fair, competitive elections", Brad McMillan, Vice-Chair of CHANGE Illinois, the group that took over for the effort to change how Illinois' maps are ...

USA Crews battle wildfire that forced Utah ski town to evacuate
Author: 0 Crews battle wildfire that forced Utah ski town to evacuate

By Monday morning, Fox 13 reported that the fire was still zero percent contained, and that the fire had grown to about 1000 acres. A wildfire has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from a ski town in southwestern Utah and a highway has been shut down as more than 100 firefighters battle the flames.

Author: 0 Dueling protests on Sharia law held in Santa Clara

Demonstrators at small but raucous gatherings around the country Saturday raised the specter that extremist interpretations of Islamic law might somehow spread across the US, but numerous rallies drew even more boisterous counter-protests by people who called such fears unfounded.

Author: 0 Supreme Court to hear major political redistricting case

Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats. Campaign Legal Center president Trevor Potter, whose group is representing the plaintiffs, asserted that both parties should want to end partisan gerrymandering.

USA Tech CEOS Visit White House to Talk Modernizing Government
Author: 0 Tech CEOS Visit White House to Talk Modernizing Government

Spicer added that it was "pretty telling", despite differences numerous CEOs have with Trump, that the administration was able to bring them together "to further the president's agenda and to bring ideas to the table". The executives in attendance then broke up into smaller groups, some focused on areas like big data and others on workforce development, as the White House explores new ways to convince tech employees to serve tours of duty in the US government.

Author: 0 Democrats say Republicans reshaping health care in secret in Congress

Tactics will include procedural maneuvers that will disrupt routine order and late-night floor speeches demanding greater transparency. Schumer initially refused, but Senate Democrats said they've grown more frustrated as Republicans have continued to keep details of their bill secret.

Author: 0 Newt Gingrich Now Says the President "Technically" Can't Even Obstruct Justice

Additionally, Gingrich , who served as House Speaker during Bill Clinton's presidency, commented on the state of health care in America, as Republicans are still struggling to complete their goal of repealing and replacing ObamaCare. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, dismissed Gingrich's concerns about Mueller and the lawyers he has been appointing to the probe who have donated to Democratic candidates over the years.

USA Grand Canyon hikes perilous during heat wave
Author: 0 Grand Canyon hikes perilous during heat wave

The Associated Press is reporting that Phoenix , Arizona could see temperatures reaching up to 120 degrees by Tuesday or Wednesday - A temperature not seen in the desert city in over 20 years. Foster says young children are particularly vulnerable because their skin is more sensitive. "Water, water, water, water", Flores said. Bhow said patients can present with a variety of illnesses - ranging from a simple heat rash to a severe heat stroke .

USA In Georgia, a cacophony of arguments could tilt House race
Author: 0 In Georgia, a cacophony of arguments could tilt House race

But Republicans in Georgia are seeking to exploit the shooting to gain an advantage in this week's special Congressional election. The upcoming special congressional election in Georgia's sixth district being so close is that it scrambles the traditional preemptive spin that both parties deploy before a special election.

USA Trump Weighs New Role for Press Secretary Sean Spicer
Author: 0 Trump Weighs New Role for Press Secretary Sean Spicer

But during the Obama administration, as this tradition was dying a quick death, the White House only held seven pen and pad briefings , and none were with the press secretary alone. Daily Mail editor David Martosko was not interviewed, according to Bloomberg . Donald Trump was first reported to be mulling for a #White House shake-up in April, and since then, we have seen a few reshuffles, which included the departure of some staff members and the addition of new ones.

Author: 0 Voluntary evacuation orders issued following 850-acre brush fire in Big Bear

The weather in Big Bear is 85 degrees Monday afternoon with 10% relative humidity. More than a dozen firefighting aircraft were trying to put out the fire, which was burning shrubs and timber, according to KTLA . Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, which runs nearby, were warned to avoid the area . Holcomb Valley Road - also known as 3N16 - is closed between Highway 18 and Van Dusen Canyon Road - also known as 3N09.

Author: 0 Supreme Court to review partisan redistricting

Over the past three decades, the high court has repeatedly held that partisan gerrymandering could in theory run afoul of the constitution, but it has never struck down any maps on these grounds because it could not decide upon a standard for when to do so.

Author: 0 Justices Could Consider Fight Over Electoral Maps

Wisconsin's attorney general appealed to the Supreme Court . " Partisan gerrymandering of this kind is worse now than at any time in recent memory", said Paul Smith , who is representing the challengers to the GOP plan in Wisconsin.

Author: 0 Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow?

Sekulow said Trump is savvy on Twitter and reaches over 100 million people whenever he wants to get a message across on social media. " So, he's being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take, by the agency who recommended the termination".

Author: 0 Tensions rise in Syria as Russia, Iran send US warnings

The U.S. and Russian Federation use the term "deconfliction" for discussions to prevent mishaps between their planes flying in Syria's skies. Tensions rose Sunday as the USA shot down a Syrian Air Force SU-22 fighter that US officials said had bombed American-backed Syrian fighters involved in an emerging battle to recapture the Islamic State's self-declared capital of Raqqa.

USA Forest fires kill at least 62 in central Portugal
Author: 0 Forest fires kill at least 62 in central Portugal

A wildfire is reflected in a stream at Penela, Coimbra, central Portugal, on June 18, 2017. There were four children among the victims of the fires that started yesterday, the BBC reported. Portugal has lots of experience but seems short on equipment and finances. "The aircraft were sent from France and Spain, but they have been struggling getting close because of poor visibility".

USA Texas woman charged in stabbing death of 4-year-old daughter
Author: 0 Texas woman charged in stabbing death of 4-year-old daughter

She's being held at the Harris County jail and has a hearing on Monday morning. The family members apparently notified police about the possible crime and deputies responded. Now, Lewis is in custody. Deputy Thomas Gilliland of the Harris County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Laquita Lewis texted family members Sunday, telling them she had hurt her child.

Author: 0 Supreme Court strikes down law blocking disparaging trademarks

The Slants tried to trademark the name in 2011, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied the request on the ground that the name disparages Asians. As SCOTUSBlog details, all the justices joined Alito in his decision for parts I, II and III-A, except that Justice Clarence Thomas did not join part II; Chief Justice John Roberts , Justice Stephen Breyer and Justice Thomas are the only ones who joined Alito for parts III-B, III-C and IV; Justices Anthony Kennedy filed another ...

USA Tiger Woods receiving professional help to manage meds
Author: 0 Tiger Woods receiving professional help to manage meds

In the statement, Woods also thanked fans and players. Woods passed two breathalyzer tests on the night of his May arrest. He underwent his fourth back surgery in April. NBC golf analyst Mark Rolfing, who heads the CPGA, was bombarded with questions about Woods last week at Erin Hills, site of the U.S. Open . Yet when Woods has been unable to play, he has often come both for opening ceremonies - which annually honor the military on the first tee - and to help present the trophy on Sunday ...

USA Great Danes Rescued In New Hampshire In 'Worst' Squalor
Author: 0 Great Danes Rescued In New Hampshire In 'Worst' Squalor

The seizure was the result of an investigation that began May 8 by law enforcement and cruelty investigators. Some dogs were starving, with the outline of their bones poking from their fur, others were suffering from serious eye and skin infections.

USA Body of missing 12-year-old Naomi Jones found in Pensacola
Author: 0 Body of missing 12-year-old Naomi Jones found in Pensacola

But all hopes for a happy ending were dashed on Monday afternoon when two fishermen found the girl's body floating in a creek. The last communication anyone had with Naomi was 12:21 p.m.in a cell phone call to a friend. "But I would tell you that it certainly is a contributing factor". ECSO investigators are working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on a more definitive timeline of when she left her home.

Author: 0 Tensions rise in Syria as Russia, Iran send United States warnings

According to a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry, "All flying objects, including planes and drones of the worldwide coalition, detected west of the Euphrates, will be followed by Russian air defense systems as targets". "The Coalition presence in Syria addresses the imminent threat ISIS in Syria poses globally". The previous Conservative government first deployed Aurora surveillance planes, a Polaris air-to-air refueller and six CF-18 fighter jets to participate in the US -led air ...

Author: 0 Coroner: Cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher's system

The release states that Fisher had taken multiple drugs prior to her death, but that investigators could not determine whether they contributed to her death in December. Fisher's autopsy has, tragically, confirmed her struggle continued right up to her death. She was treated with electroshock therapy and medication. "My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life, " Lourd said.

USA 3 women found dead at Ohio home
Author: 0 3 women found dead at Ohio home

Robert Safran upon the man's arrest, " That was some good work by our tactical officers ". When police arrived a woman was seen emerging from the house. When nobody answered the door, Kostar picked the lock and went inside, coming across the three bodies in one of the bedrooms. "He's on the bed, she's on the floor".

USA Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors
Author: 0 Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors

Even though the machinations of a retrial would be handled by attorneys, the ultimate decision of the next panel of jurors will be, once again, heavily dependent on their assessment of Constand and Cosby. Former federal prosecutor David Weinstein said Cosby's celebrity nearly certainly played a role in the jury's deliberations, perhaps to convince "two or three jurors that it's impossible to convict Dr.

USA Gas prices in CT fall 4 cents per gallon
Author: 0 Gas prices in CT fall 4 cents per gallon

Midland Odessa- $2.17/g, down 4.1 cents per gallon from last week's $2.21/g. After falling four cents during the past week, the national average sits at four cents less than this time previous year. "Markets moved lower after another round of supply data showing high USA and global refinery production". It not uncommon for gas prices to drop after Memorial Day.

Author: 0 ACLU: Michelle Carter Conviction Violates First Amendment

According to a psychiatrist testifying for the defense, Carter was taking the antidepressant Celexa at the time of Roy's death , which targets the part of the brain in control of empathy and decision-making. The Massachusetts woman on trial for sending her boyfriend dozens of text messages that allegedly urged him to kill himself has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter .

USA Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft
Author: 0 Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft

According to the Sherriff's Office, the three men were arrested as suspects of the grand theft on Wednesday. Southern California authorities have arrested Carlos Chavez , Rahim Leblanc , and Joseph Valenzuela for allegedly selling the avocados and pocketing the cash .

USA Video Of Myrtle Beach Shooting Goes Viral
Author: 0 Video Of Myrtle Beach Shooting Goes Viral

Myrtle Beach City Council called a special meeting for 2 p.m. Tuesday to discuss safety measures on Ocean Boulevard. "We all had a great time, but I felt like they should have been wearing a bullet proof vest under their bathing suits". His friend's vehicle was riddled with bullet holes and smeared with blood. Police say seven people were shot, including the gunman, and all were taken to hospitals.

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.