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

When asked why press briefings are now held off camera, Steve Bannon said " Sean got fatter ". Sanders on Monday confirmed the White House was interviewed possible candidates for a new communications team. However, the White House has apparently made a decision to upload its own videos of the press briefings to its official YouTube channel, the last of which was uploaded on June 12.

Author: 0 Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

Station and Brussels' main square and tourist spot have been evacuated in light of the incident. Belgian prosecutors are treating an incident in which soldiers shot a man after an explosion yesterday at a Brussels train station as a terrorist attack, a spokesman said.

USA Uber caves to pressure, rolls out in-app tipping option
Author: 0 Uber caves to pressure, rolls out in-app tipping option

The changes include: shorter cancellation windows for riders - down to two minutes from five - compensation during wait times, and a $2 " teen fare " for trips on teen accounts. "For the next 180 days (and beyond) we'll be making meaningful changes to the driving experience", said Uber Regional General Manager Aaron Schildkrout .

USA House GOP Whip Scalise remains in critical condition, hospital says
Author: 0 House GOP Whip Scalise remains in critical condition, hospital says

The congressman's risk of death was now substantially lower because doctors have controlled the bleeding and his vital signs have stabilised. That means Scalise had likely lost quite a bit of blood, said Dr. Congress is a contentious place, and the battles between Republicans and Democrats have never been more fierce than in the eight years under President Barack Obama and the early days of Trump's presidency.

USA GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill
Author: 0 GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill

Even some rank-and-file Republican senators, including Lindsey Graham of SC and Jeff Flake of Arizona, have said they don't know what's in the measure. GOP senators have been divided over pivotal questions about dismantling and replacing chunks of former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

USA Tropical storm advisories issued for parts of Texas, Louisiana
Author: 0 Tropical storm advisories issued for parts of Texas, Louisiana

Now located about 300 miles (485 km) south of Morgan City , Louisiana , it is expected to be near the Louisiana coast late on Wednesday, the Miami-based weather forecaster said. The system that will become Cindy is not the only storm meteorologists are tracking this week. Storm Surge Watch: The possibility of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the shoreline somewhere within the specified area, generally within 48 hours, in association with an ongoing or ...

Author: 0 Democrats' Motions, Speeches Knock GOP Health Bill for Secrecy

Schumer also asked the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell , R-KY, if the lawmakers would get more than 10 hours to debate the Senate bill before voting on it. While major sticking points in the Senate GOP's Obamacare repeal bill have yet to be agreed upon, Republicans in the upper chamber are prepping for a vote on the legislation as soon as next week, Politico reported Saturday.

Author: 0 Wisconsin AG 'thrilled' high court to hear case

The U.S. District court said the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, based in Cleveland, did not have standing to bring the case up because it was a private entity. The Kansas Supreme Court agreed to let Senate Bill 19 take effect for now, as they prepare to review if the new law is constitutional and adequately and equitably funds state schools.

USA Redskins owner says he's thrilled with ruling
Author: 0 Redskins owner says he's thrilled with ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously 8-0 a federal trademark law banning offensive names is unconstitutional. The decision marks a victory for Asian-American rock band the Slants , whose frontman, Simon Tam , tried to trademark the band name in 2011.

USA Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays
Author: 0 Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays

The measure would peel away much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and leave government with a more limited role in providing coverage and helping people afford it. Another possibility was letting states drop some coverage requirements Obama's law imposes on insurers, they said. Given that this will be the most rich and detailed empirical analysis available of the bill's likely impact on tens of millions of people and one-sixth of the US economy, you'd think this ...

Author: 0 State Department presses North Korea to release detained Americans

Trump had placed a heavy bet on China during a two-day summit with President Xi Jinping in Florida in April, personally lobbying him to impose sanctions on Chinese banks and other entities that do business with North Korea , whose economy and military program rely heavily on financial capital from its large and powerful neighbor.

Author: 0 Trump's legal plan built in his image: Fight, fight, fight

When discussing statements made by Trump's new spokesman and attorney Jay Sekulow that claimed the president would make revelations about the so-called Comey tapes "in the week ahead", Olbermann accused the president and his lawyers of intentionally pushing back the release of the tapes.

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

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also said in a statement that the USA holds North Korea accountable for Warmbier's "unjust imprisonment, and demand the release of three other Americans who have been illegally detained". But some have been seized and given draconian sentences for seemingly minor offenses. But some analysts believe negotiations could happen because of USA worries about the safety of the three other Americans still detained in North Korea.

USA Allegiant to fly to Phoenix from MidAmerica starting in November
Author: 0 Allegiant to fly to Phoenix from MidAmerica starting in November

Allegiant today announces new, nonstop flights connecting Cincinnati to: Los Angeles and the Raleigh / Durham area of North Carolina. As a promotion accompanying the launch of the new flights, a limited number of tickets starting at $35 one-way can be purchased on the company's website here .

Author: 0 South Carolina voters choosing Mulvaney's replacement

Norman, a millionaire real estate developer, ran against Democrat Archie Parnell for Mulvaney's seat. He emerged as the top vote-getter from a seven-way GOP primary and defeated state lawmaker Tommy Pope by just more than 200 votes in a runoff.

USA QB Will Grier cleared to play at WVU at start of season
Author: 0 QB Will Grier cleared to play at WVU at start of season

It's a sigh of relief for some, for others it's an opportunity to finally flip the page and close this chapter with the focus now shifting fully to the rival Hokies. West Virginia has its quarterback. "So we'll be O.K". Grier joins redshirt sophomore Chris Chugunov on the Mountaineers' quarterback depth chart. A feat not almost as easy as it sounds.

USA Cities To Receive Justice Department Aid To Lower Crime
Author: 0 Cities To Receive Justice Department Aid To Lower Crime

Cooper declined to specify whether he was advising Mr. Sessions in the Russian Federation inquiry. The U.S. Justice Department has launched a 12-city partnership to combat spikes in violent crime as part of President Donald Trump's vow to support law enforcement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday.

USA After public outcry, Florida city moves Confederate statue
Author: 0 After public outcry, Florida city moves Confederate statue

The approximate cost to remove and re-erect the statue is about $120,000, but Lafser says those costs could increase. City officials are working with historians on an inscription for the statue that will put the monument "in proper historical perspective", Lafser said.

Author: 0 Remains of 7 sailors killed in United States ship collision return home

TOKYO (AP ) — Days after a fatal collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a merchant container ship, little information has emerged to explain how it could have happened. "The [U.S.] Coast Guard will be taking the lead in the marine casualty investigation", said Lt. Scott Carr , spokesman for the U.S. investigative team.

USA Huge snake slithers out from auto bonnet on highway
Author: 0 Huge snake slithers out from auto bonnet on highway

The snake, which was reportedly a bullsnake, eventually slid off the bonnet without either of them having to leave the vehicle. Having a snake crawl out from under the hood of your vehicle while you're driving is a whole lot better than having one crawl out from under your dashboard.

USA Cosby alternate juror: I 'probably' would have convicted him
Author: 0 Cosby alternate juror: I 'probably' would have convicted him

His publicists read a letter from Cosby's wife, Camille, on the courthouse steps after the trial that attacked O'Neill as "arrogant" and District Attorney Kevin Steele as "heinous" and "ambitious". They had already declared themselves deadlocked Thursday morning, at which time Judge O'Niell told them to return to deliberations and try again. Still, legal experts say, it won't be impossible to find 12 people to sit in judgment of Cosby, who turns 80 next month.

Author: 0 Police blame road rage for killing of teenage Muslim girl

Sunday and assaulted her. The 17-year-old and a group of friends were walking back to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque from a McDonald's in the Sterling area between 3 and 4 a.m. According to the Washington Post , police told Nabra's mother, Sawsan Gazzar, that Nabra was assaulted with a metal bat before being killed. The reason for the attack was still not known, but hate crime was one of the options being investigated, reports said.

USA 6 killed in 25-vehicle pileup at New Mexico-Arizona line
Author: 0 6 killed in 25-vehicle pileup at New Mexico-Arizona line

Police said 18 big rigs and seven cars smashed into one another Monday evening in New Mexico during a sudden rush of blowing dust and a thunderstorm. The interstate at Lordsburg has seen several closures this year because of blowing dust and low visibility.

USA Police Say 'Road Rage' Led To Murder Of Muslim Girl In Virginia
Author: 0 Police Say 'Road Rage' Led To Murder Of Muslim Girl In Virginia

Police say the girl and her friends were walking back from a McDonald's in the Sterling area early Sunday when they got into a dispute with a man in a auto. On the Facebook page for Wednesday's Northern Virginia vigil for 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen , friends and strangers alike are mourning. Why, when my daughter fell down, why did he hit her? Human rights lawyer Arjun Sethi tweeted out that Hassanen's father's statement, adding, "Hate is terrorizing our communities".

USA Cocaine Found In Fisher's System
Author: 0 Cocaine Found In Fisher's System

Traces of cocaine, methadone, heroin and ecstasy were found in her system. The legendary figure of Star Wars now resides in Hollywood Hills' Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, next to his mother Debbie Reynolds, who died right after her.

USA In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat
Author: 0 In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat

They say that could set off a stampede of GOP lawmakers, hurrying to distance themselves from the president. Whoever wins or loses it is going to affect how they react to President Trump going forward. The first results are expected to begin crossing 30 minutes later but it probably won't be until close to midnight before the tally is known. Candidates in the tight, hard-fought race to replace Tom Price in Georgia's 6th Congressional District have one more day to sway voters.

USA Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car
Author: 0 Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges stemming from the shooting by a Minnesota jury on Friday. He keeps his gun pointed at a dying Castile as he calls for backup and waits for other officers to arrive. Yanez , 29, testified that he clearly saw Castile's gun and that Castile disregarded his commands not to pull it out. But the police officer later told investigators that he feared for his life.

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

While Democrats reached out to Republicans, held scores of committee hearings and staged many days of debate on that legislation in 2009 and 2010, they also resorted to private meetings to reach agreements that clinched its approval. Those comments echo Trump's characterization of the House health care bill as "mean". McConnell can only afford two defections before the bill would sink.

Author: 0 120-degree temperatures could disrupt flights in Phoenix

The weather comes as new research found that almost one in three people now experience 20 days a year when the heat reaches deadly levels. - In Phoenix , the 118 degrees on Monday tied the record set exactly a year ago. Extreme heat creates changes in the air density that make it harder for airplanes to take off. Airlines respond by imposing weight restrictions, such as carrying less cargo and fuel.

USA Senate Republicans set to release Obamacare repeal bill
Author: 0 Senate Republicans set to release Obamacare repeal bill

A group of 13 Republican senators has been working on their repeal-and-replace plan of the Affordable Care Act for weeks. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) pushed aside the reluctance shown by some Democratic members-those who reportedly worry that too much obstruction might hurt them politically-by saying her constituents expect her to fight tooth and nail against the Republican plan which she called "unconscionable".

USA USA coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea
Author: 0 USA coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

Preliminary findings from the autopsy of a University of Virginia student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months will be released on Tuesday or Wednesday, the office of the OH coroner performing the examination said . "It's a total disgrace what happened to Otto". Doctors said Warmbier suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and "profound weakness and contraction" of his muscles, arms and legs.

USA At least 3 hurt in Queens construction accident
Author: 0 At least 3 hurt in Queens construction accident

Live video from SkyFoxHD showed dozens of firefighters and other first responders at the scene working to free the third person. Dozens of firefighters descended on a two-story brownstone on 28th Road, between 31st and 33rd streets, in Astoria shortly before 4 p.m.

USA No containment for Holcomb fire above Big Bear Lake
Author: 0 No containment for Holcomb fire above Big Bear Lake

Monday. The cause of the fire has not yet been ascertained. It's burning through heavy timber, tall grass and chaparral, fire officials said. One firefighter had suffered a heat-related injury, officials told CBS2. Forest Service with the firefighting efforts. A wildfire along the Pacific Crest Trail in the San Bernardino Mountains has surged to 1.3 square miles (3.4 square kilometers) and prompted closures and calls for optional evacuations.

Author: 0 Tropical Storm Bret could form today

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center are watching two tropical systems in the Atlantic basin that have a potential to become tropical storms in the next couple of days. We are now watching the southern Gulf of Mexico for the potential of tropical development over the next few days. While not a closed low at the moment, this system is already producing winds of tropical storm force along with very heavy rain on the eastern side.

Author: 0 Could a bidding war emerge for Whole Foods?

Mackey added that there would be executive changes at Whole Foods but that he didn't think they would be "forced on us" by Amazon . The best place to start in terms of attempting to answer this big question is with the three-day gathering Amazon held in May in Seattle with food manufacturers like Mondelez International, Unilever, General Mills and others, where it attempted to persuade the packaged foods executives there to focus more on e-commerce.

USA Spicer Expected to Take Less Public Role
Author: 0 Spicer Expected to Take Less Public Role

Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, who was considered for press secretary during the transition, is not interested in the position and has not been interviewed, according to the people familiar with the effort. There has been plenty of speculation about Spicer's job nearly since the first day of the Trump administration , when he came before members of the media to defend the new president's claims about crowd sizes at his inauguration.

USA Senate close to vote on dismantle health law
Author: 0 Senate close to vote on dismantle health law

Democrats vowed on Monday to slow work in the Senate to a crawl to protest the secrecy shrouding the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act . The legislation didn't become law until March 2010. McConnell, R-Ky., is using closed-door meetings among Republicans to write a bill. "We need enough time to really fully understand it".

Author: 0 We should choose our politicians, rather than them choosing us

Republicans disagree. They say the maps reflect the population: districts are mainly blue, or Democratic, in urban areas, while districts elsewhere are mainly red, or Republican. The Supreme Court hasn't weighed in on the issue in more than a decade and could be sharply divided. Some justices believe courts have no role to play in a matter best left to elected officials.

USA State, regional, local jobless rates continue to improve
Author: 0 State, regional, local jobless rates continue to improve

This May, Morgan County had an unemployment rate of 2.7 percent. Niobrara County (2.7 percent) posted the lowest unemployment rate in May. IN beat out Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and OH by scoring an estimated joblessness rate of 2.8 percent, an improvement over last May's 4.2 percent.