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Author: 0 Jury deadlocks in cop's murder retrial; judge says try again

Former Cincinnati cop Ray Tensing (left) was charged with the murder of Sam DuBose (right). Judge Leslie Ghiz sent them back to the deliberation room where, she said, "Hopefully, you're able to resolve your deadlock". The hung jury deliberated for almost 31 hours over five days, but could not come to a unanimous decision. Ghiz then gave the jury of nine whites and three blacks formal instructions to re-examine their views and listen to one another's opinions.

USA Supreme Court limits government's power to revoke citizenship
Author: 0 Supreme Court limits government's power to revoke citizenship

The Obama and Trump administrations had tried to convince the justices otherwise. But during her trial, the prosecution argued that it did not matter, and the judge agreed, telling the jurors they could convict Maslenjak of illegally procuring citizenship "even if you find that a false statement did not influence the decision to approve the defendant's naturalization".

Author: 0 New blow to Republican health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes

Senate bids. Health care stocks pulled back Friday, but the sector was still on track to post a weekly gain of more than 3 percent. The new law would slash government support for Medicaid , which provides healthcare for poor Americans, and eliminate Obamacare's taxes on the wealthy and insurance companies.

USA Texas Takeaways for 2018 After Georgia Special Election
Author: 0 Texas Takeaways for 2018 After Georgia Special Election

The hard-fought campaign, in which Democrats poured money and effort to flip the traditionally red Georgia 6th District seat left open when Republican U.S. Jacky Rosen over her ties to Pelosi. Relative success for Democratic candidates in the Kansas and Montana special elections had raised expectations for Democrats in SC.

USA Cindy downgraded to tropical depression, but threat isn't over
Author: 0 Cindy downgraded to tropical depression, but threat isn't over

As the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy are expected to drench parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia today , residents in parts of Alabama will be picking up the pieces. The main concern is the threat of flooding should slow moving thunderstorms move through our area. The U.S. Storm Prediction Center said severe storms pose a lingering threat from the Southeast into western Pennsylvania.

Author: 0 Justices side with government in property rights case

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled against a Wisconsin family and in favor of the government in a case that pitted property rights against environmental concerns. But then local bureaucrats told the clan they considered the two lots were one and the Murrs had to sell either everything or nothing, both lots or neither.

USA Democrats lose an iconic battle in Georgia
Author: 0 Democrats lose an iconic battle in Georgia

According to Univision 's analysis, the election "had been raised as a sort of referendum on the early months of Donald Trump in the White House ", but the demise of the young Democrat showed that the recovery of the ground lost by the party against the Republicans will not be that easy.

Author: 0 AARP survey finds majority against cuts to Medicare

During a press conference earlier in the week, the advocacy group and other organizations that are critical of the Republican health proposals urged people to call Cassidy's office and tell him to oppose the legislation. "There isn't anything in this bill that would lower premiums", he said. The quartet said they want to deal with Senate leaders to resolve those issues.

USA Military chiefs want 6-month delay before allowing transgender people to enlist
Author: 0 Military chiefs want 6-month delay before allowing transgender people to enlist

They had been set a deadline of 1 July to bring in the policy announced back in 2016 meaning trans people could serve openly in the military. "We're disappointed that a further delay is under consideration and urge Secretary Mattis to move forward expeditiously in implementing this recruitment policy which will strengthen our forces by allowing anyone who is qualified and willing to serve our nation".

Author: 0 Expect a rainy New Orleans weekend after Tropical Storm Cindy

Edwards says large parts of Louisiana are still at risk of flash flooding, strong winds and tornadoes. Official landfall was made just before 4 a.m.at the Texas-Louisiana border. Because of the flood, some streets in New Orleans were closed, and the mayor asked the residents to remove the cars from the road and not ride on standing water.

USA Fultz steps out in shoes made of basketballs
Author: 0 Fultz steps out in shoes made of basketballs

The Los Angeles Lakers have the No. 2 pick , and they also made a big trade in the days leading up to the draft. Duke's Jayson Tatum , right, poses for photos with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Boston Celtics as the No.

USA Indiana Democrats, Republicans React To Senate Health Bill
Author: 0 Indiana Democrats, Republicans React To Senate Health Bill

It also eliminates the current law's taxes on wealthy Americans, insurers, and others. According to Politico , the Senate bill does allow states to waive insurance rules and weaken protections for certain medical conditions. Democrats have long opposed repealing the Affordable Care Act and have instead tried to convince Republicans to work toward fixing problems associated with the law.

USA Nancy Pelosi Aides Seek to Drum Up Backing with Supportive Tweets: #StandWithNancy
Author: 0 Nancy Pelosi Aides Seek to Drum Up Backing with Supportive Tweets: #StandWithNancy

I thrive on competition, and I welcome the discussion", she said. The Twitter account for Pelosi's political team soon took up the trend, along with Hawaii Rep. Still, Democrats would have massive gaps to fill if they were to oust Pelosi. Pelosi:"I'm worth the trouble". The New York Times' Maggie Haberman reported late Thursday that aides to Pelosi had sent around suggested tweets , reminding people of Pelosi's role getting ObamaCare passed through the House - just as Republicans ...

Author: 0 McConnell's focus: finding votes for Senate health care bill

The House bill pegs the credits to age, which could sock the elderly with huge increases, while the Senate bill adds income and geography-all for a skimpier menu of required services. "This bill is not who we are as a country". Heller, like four other GOP senators who announced their opposition to the Obamacare repeal bill that was unveiled Thursday, left the door open to negotiations.

USA What The Democratic Loss in Georgia Means For The Midterms
Author: 0 What The Democratic Loss in Georgia Means For The Midterms

The thank you to Trump was Handel's most public show of support of the man who wasn't embraced by many voters in the well-educated suburban Atlanta district in November and who she handled delicately throughout a primary and runoff election to fill the congressional seat vacated by Tom Price to take a spot in Trump's cabinet.

Author: 0 Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he opposes the GOP bill scuttling much of the Obama health care law, complicating the effort by party leaders to guide the measure through the Senate. Shortly after the 142-page bill was distributed, more than a half-dozen GOP lawmakers signaled concerns or initial opposition. As it stands, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Mike Lee of Utah have said in a joint statement that they will not support the ...

Author: 0 Sailors Killed in Collision Off Japan's Coast Named

But the Philippine-flagged container ship, named the ACX Crystal , didn't alert Japanese authorities until at 2:25 a.m. Data from the ACX Crystal also shows that for some reason, the ship made a U-turn sometime between 12:58 a.m.

USA Senior student mocks school's dress code with yearbook quote
Author: 0 Senior student mocks school's dress code with yearbook quote

Tori talked to Elite Daily in detail about how she feels about her school dress code and why she was inspired her to rebel against it. She's right, though. The dress code for West Milford public schools, which is available online, states : 'Halters, half-shirts, shorts, or sweaters and blouses that expose breasts or stomachs may not be worn.

USA Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia
Author: 0 Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

It was centered about 75 miles (115 kilometers) north-northeast of Memphis at midday Friday. Cindy made landfall early Thursday morning near the Texas-Louisiana border and was moving farther inland over western Louisiana Thursday afternoon.

Author: 0 California AG bans state travel to South Dakota, 3 other states

The Attorney General's office said Texas' House Bill 3859 enacted last week " allows foster care agencies to discriminate against children in foster care and potentially disqualify LGBT families from the state's foster and adoption system ".

Author: 0 A 2nd Mistrial: Jury Deadlocks in Ohio Cop's Murder Retrial

It's the latest racially charged police shooting case to show the reluctance of USA jurors to convict officers. She sent them back to the discussion table. He testified he shot DuBose because he feared for his life after his left arm became trapped inside DuBose's moving auto on July 19, 2015. "I didn't shoot to kill him".

Author: 0 Making a Murderer: Brendan Dassey decision upheld by court

The ruling states that Dassey's confession to helping his uncle rape and kill Halbach was involuntary under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. The majority opinion states, "Dassey's interview could be viewed in a psychology class as a flawless example of operant conditioning". "While these tactics might not have overwhelmed a seasoned criminal or a 30-year-old with a law degree, they clearly overwhelmed a 16-year-old, socially avoidant, intellectually limited [youth] who had ...

USA Senate panel questions Lynch over 'political interference' in Clinton probe
Author: 0 Senate panel questions Lynch over 'political interference' in Clinton probe

The letters , sent Thursday, are signed by Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley, ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, as well as Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. Comey had previously told lawmakers he "struggled" with how to handle the email probe because of "a number of things that had gone on... that made me worry that [Justice] Department leadership could not credibly complete the investigation and decline prosecution without grievous damage to the American ...

USA Brendan Dassey's Overturned Conviction Upheld
Author: 0 Brendan Dassey's Overturned Conviction Upheld

Dassey to re-litigate his guilty verdict and sentence", reads a statement provided by the DOJ. The panel voted 2-1 to uphold a federal judge's August 2016 ruling to overturn Dassey's murder conviction. "Halbach was killed at the Avery Salvage Yard, where she had been hired to photograph vehicles for a magazine, according to court documents". Avery has not taken the witness stand.

Author: 0 GOP Health Bill: Senate Leader Faces Battle for Support

If Republican leadership continues to push for a quick vote on the bill, without hearings, debate or full consideration of amendments, responsible senators like Susan Collins must reject it. The Senate bill would provide subsidies only for people who make up to 350% of the poverty level, or about an annual income of $42,210. The House Republican bill allowed states to raise this ratio.

USA Sears closes another 20 stores
Author: 0 Sears closes another 20 stores

Two of the stores are in Maryland. Sears Holdings , which owns both the Seas and Kmart chains, is struggling and has announced the closing of 200 locations in order to improve its cash flow. And the retail trouble isn't limited to the US, as Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy on Thursday and announced it would close 59 of its more than 200 locations.

USA Celtics reportedly have spoken to Timberwolves about No. 7 pick
Author: 0 Celtics reportedly have spoken to Timberwolves about No. 7 pick

I sensed it, I felt it, and we get that feedback from players, agents, conversations with your colleagues in the marketplace, the 29 other teams. Boston Celtics fans William Goodman, left, and his son Eli, of Hollis, N.H., applaud as they watch the Celtics choose Jayson Tatum during the team's NBA basketball draft party at TD Garden, Thursday, June 22, 2017 , in Boston.

USA US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
Author: 0 US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is finalizing its flawed proposal to strip grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem of Endangered Species Act protections despite overwhelming public and Tribal opposition. Establishing connectivity and genetic exchange will help protect the bears against the very serious threats posed by climate change , continued habitat loss, and illegal poaching.

USA South Carolina city puts barricades on parts of ocean street
Author: 0 South Carolina city puts barricades on parts of ocean street

Five shootings were reported over a three day period, beginning Saturday afternoon with the first shooting at Coastal Grand Mall around 4:26 p.m. Minutes later, the second shooting was reported at the Crown Reef Motel. McMaster says some of the additional officers will be visible, some will not be. This comes as both Myrtle Beach and Horry County Police face vacancies in their departments, and Crosby says it's a relief to officers for the state to bring in resources as they work together on ...

USA Swift acquittal for former Milwaukee cop charged in shooting
Author: 0 Swift acquittal for former Milwaukee cop charged in shooting

Prosecutors argued he was defenseless when the officer fired a second shot, killing the 23-year-old. But Heaggan-Brown's defense argued he was acting as he was trained and only fired to protect himself and another officer. They pulled up on a auto parked too far from the curb that they suspected of being involved in a drug transaction. In the separate case, a man told investigators that Heaggan-Brown sexually assaulted him while off duty two days after the shooting death of Smith .

Author: 0 Obama Considers Republican Health Care Bill to Benefit Wealthiest

On Thursday, the Frankenstein-esque creation of Trumpcare-dubbed the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017-was done in a mysterious GOP laboratory filled with Wiffle Ball bats and Bud Light, and was finally unveiled-and for the first time-to the public, other GOP members and their Democratic counterparts.

USA Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
Author: 0 Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., joined by, from left, Sen. If it passes, the House and Senate would need to hash out their differences and vote again on a compromise measure. Shortly after Republican leadership finally pulled back the curtain on the health care legislation they have been working on in secret for weeks, reaction-much of it critical-began pouring in.

USA Muggy and unsettled with showers and a t-storm today
Author: 0 Muggy and unsettled with showers and a t-storm today

Tropical Depression Cindy continues to weaken. More clouds than sun with showers and a thunderstorm. Thursday is very warm, and it's muggy again. Thunder is possible as well. In fact, the max/min for Tulsa today has been 92/68 which is only slightly above normal. Monday should be ok. Saturday should be a nice day with highs in the low-70s under mostly sunny skies.

USA Pit bull mauls 2 kids strapped in minivan car seats
Author: 0 Pit bull mauls 2 kids strapped in minivan car seats

The children's mother eventually managed to pull the dog from the van. According to neighbors who witnessed the violent attack, the pit bull managed to escape from its yard by breaking through a fence before attacking the children inside of a minivan parked on a residential street.

Author: 0 Senate GOP health bill: Cut Medicaid, end no-coverage fines

The Affordable Care Act is perhaps the most significant domestic legislative achievement of Obama's Presidency. Those two time windows weren't picked at random says Hoadley. Those subsidies are expected to be linked to recipients' income in the Senate bill, a "major improvement" from a measure approved last month by the U.S.

USA James Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting
Author: 0 James Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting

Hodgkinson is accused of shooting at several members of the Republican baseball team that was practicing this week for the annual congressional baseball game played for charity. The FBI said in a statement the agency is actively investigating him to look at his associates, whereabouts and any activity on social media. "He asked me if this team was the Republican or Democrat team practicing".

Author: 0 Sixers take guard Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft

And yet when the 2017 NBA Draft begins at 4 p.m. Thursday in Brooklyn, the Huskies will nearly certainly have produced the No. 1 overall pick, an achievement never before accomplished by a UW men's basketball player. "I've been seeing a lot of insane things". The Charlotte Hornets took guard Malik Monk from Kentucky with the No. 11 overall pick. Both have met with the New York Knicks, who scored well two years ago when they went overseas with their pick of Latvian Kristaps Porzingis ...

USA SpiceJet signs deal to buy 40 Boeing 737 MAX 10 jets
Author: 0 SpiceJet signs deal to buy 40 Boeing 737 MAX 10 jets

Regarding orders that Airbus could get over the rest of the show, Leahy added that such deals would be "nothing big, but real stuff" - an indirect reference to conversions from existing models that account for more than half of the orders announced so far for Boeing's newly launched 737 MAX 10 .