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Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

Lee was among four conservatives who announced last week that they were against the current version of the legislation. His spokesman, Conn Carroll, said Tuesday that Lee would not vote to commence debate on the bill "as it is now written", a roll call that's expected Wednesday. Read More »

A man helped a lost toddler find her parents, police say


The 2-year-old had become separated from her folks during a softball game on Saturday at Southwest Sports Complex in Lakeland, and was spotted by a man at the park with his friends, according to a police incident report published Sunday. "Before posting information on matters such as this, we encourage people to identify the source and the validity of such claims before sharing them", Gross said. Read More »

Aramazd Andressian Sr., Father of Missing Boy, Arrested


He had been living in Las Vegas for the past 47 days and was allegedly preparing to flee the country. He had also shaved his beard and dyed his hair in a bid to change his appearance. Police served search warrants at his South Pasadena home, as well as at the homes of other family members. The artificial lake is about 15 miles northwest of Santa Barbara. Read More »

Trump and Modi hold first talks at White House

Neither leader answered questions from reporters. "I am sure that the convergence of my vision for "New India " and President Trump's vision for making America great again will add new dimensions to our cooperation", he said. considers India "a true friend and partner in addressing challenges around world". The two leaders exuded warmth in the day long meetings. As expected, neither the H-1B visa issue or Paris climate accord were discussed during Trump's and Modi's public statements. Read More »

John McEnroe: Let's pit men against women to solve Serena row


A lot of people think her baby will be a girl, given that she's from a family of mainly women and even Venus Williams reckons they're looking at a female . And come January, she's planning to be back on the pro tennis circuit. But asked why she should not be considered the best of all time, McEnroe added: "If she had to just play the circuit - the men's circuit - that would be an entirely different story". Read More »

Stephen Colbert Says Russian Intelligence Followed Him All Over Russia


Followed me everywhere", Colbert said. " Late Show with Stephen Colbert ". "I could be giving state secrets to the Russians", he said. If I decide to run, obviously, I'm not gonna ask the Russians to help my campaign. During the show , he revealed that he was under surveillance by Russian and American intelligence agents the entire time he was visiting. "I'd have my son-in-law ask them". Read More »

Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

The Obama government challenged the case to the Supreme Court , arguing that such people already have certain rights to protect them and that expanding those rights requires Congress to act with new legislation, not a court ruling . According to Slate , the court ruled that their previous decision on same-sex marriage, which says states must give marriage rights to same-sex couples "on the same terms and conditions as opposite-sex couples", also extends to child-rearing because the ... Read More »

ACLU files motion to block state's sanctuary cities law


Under the law, local law-enforcement officials can face criminal penalties if they don't comply with requests from federal authorities to detain suspected illegal immigrants until they can be sent to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody. Read More »

America's Cup: New Zealand beat Team USA to win title

It will help to rid the demons of their 2013 choke, when an 8-1 lead turned into a heartbreaking loss. Magnums of champagne arrived and Burling and crewman Blair Tuke , who won Olympic gold and silver medals together, sprayed the crew. Today, Emirates Team NZ members were reflecting on another ongoing crisis, dating back to their challenger final match against Artemis Racing, when they were caught with the wrong foils for the conditions. Read More »

Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court


Gorsuch's recent opinions prove the point. Yet the notoriously ideologically divided justices came together this term, as they often do, in cases involving business. Another is a case pitting religious liberty against LGBT issues. On Monday the court finally pulled the trigger after months of inexplicable inaction. Read More »

Church Wins US Supreme Court Case on Playground Funding

Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion and stated that, although the state's policy "is nothing so dramatic as the denial of political office", "the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, exclusively because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution all the same, and can not stand". Read More »

Another Off-Camera WH Briefing Draws Protests, Interruptions From CNN


Acosta's subsequent interruptions inquiring about the briefing being untelevised were likewise ignored by Spicer . The Trump White House had generally held that on days that that the president held a press conference or delivered a major speech that his face would be the only one that day on camera. Read More »

Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion

They'd planned to marry in MA, since same-sex marriage wasn't legal nationwide at the time, and hold a reception in Colorado. Phillips says that he has the right, under the First Amendment's Free Exercise clause, to refuse a customer who would force him to violate his religious beliefs. Read More »

Green leading vote-getter for All-Defensive team


He was joined on the team by Gobert, Leonard , guard Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers and guard Patrick Beverley from the Houston Rockets. Denver's Jamal Murray, Boston's Jaylen Brown, Phoenix's Marquese Chriss, the Lakers' Brandon Ingram and Ferrell made up the second team. Bradley was the "eleventh" member of the ten-man group that was awarded , as he led the best of the rest with 46 voting points. Read More »

Police release more recordings from the shooting of Charleena Lyles


The killing has prompted outrage among many, including Lyles' family, who questioned why the officers couldn't use nonlethal methods to subdue the petite woman, and suggested race played a role. . Police said McNew was hired in 2008 and Anderson joined the department in 2015. Shots were heard in the audio. Some questioned why non-lethal options weren't used in the case. Read More »

1000-Acre Castaic Lake Brush Fire Remains at 10% Containment


Saturday near the Golden State (5) Freeway and Ridge Route Road. Originally officials say it scorched 1,000 acres, but Sunday night crews have scaled that estimate back. "There are hotspots burning", Licon said early Sunday. At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, officials were reporting "zero containment at which point, the air assault intensified". Read More »

As penalty for 'election-meddling', US Senate approves new Russian Federation sanctions


For one, new sanctions would be imposed on those linked to "malicious cyber activity" or Russian intelligence or defense services and even for allocating weapons to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Sen. The White House is seeking to influence some GOP House members to ease up on the Senate-passed Russian Federation sanctions, hoping that the lower chamber will provide "administration-friendly" changes, according to Politico . Read More »

California teen dies after deputy's bullet ricochets off concrete


The dog , which belonged to the boy's neighbor, had already bitten one of the deputies and the teen had restrained it behind the apartment complex when it broke loose and charged again, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. The family identified the teen as Armando Garcia-Muro, according to the Los Angeles Times . "Our initial impression was (the deputies ) didn't even see the individual coming around from the side of the building". Read More »

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

The Celtics instead stuck to their draft plan and secured a player who, according to fellow Blue Devil alumnus/team owner Steve Pagliuca, the team has long prized. Colangelo, who described the Sixers roster as "moderately full", said that they will all likely stay overseas despite the fact that Bolden made it sound like he wants to play in the National Basketball Association right away. Read More »

Shooter Had List With the Names of 6 Congresspeople, Says FBI


The FBI also noted that the shooting appeared to be more of a spontaneous incident than one which Hodgkinson had planned. Slater said Hodgkinson searched only two of the names on this list on the internet. Hodgkinson visited the office of Sen. Former neighbors and family members, meanwhile, said their encounters with Hodgkinson were marked by displays of simmering anger and unusual behavior. Read More »

Angry Democrats turn against leaders after House election losses

BENNETT: Like Ryan, Congressman Seth Moulton of MA is also venting about the loss. He says the defeat "better be a wake-up call for Democrats". "As we sit here, they're running caricatures of me in Georgia ", Pelosi said . "He's just not one of us", one Republican ad concluded. Had the Democratic Party focused more attention and resources on the SC special election, which was largely overshadowed by the contest in Georgia , it may have been able to pull off an upset. Read More »

Boeing Gets Order From China Aircraft Leasing For 50 737 MAXs


This new order, which is valued at more than 1.1 billion US dollars at current list prices, will, together with the existing firm order for 100 Max 200s, allow Ryanair to grow its traffic to 200 million customers per annum by 2024. The Chicago-based plane maker said it expects demand for widebody planes, where it offers the 787 Dreamliner and 777 models, to reach 9,130 airplanes. Read More »

Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?


The man who opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing baseball had angrily railed against President Donald Trump the day before the shooting. Dr. Nonetheless, said Sava, "We fully expect him to be able to walk" and "hopefully run". "He will certainly be in the hospital for a considerable period of time", he said. Read More »

Officer: Marijuana smell made him feel in danger


Diamond Reynolds , holding her daughter, speaks to a crowd outside the Governor's Mansion on July 7, 2016 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mr Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , testified that she, too, feared for her life. Yanez can be seen approaching Castile and asking for a driver's license and proof of insurance. Even though he just disclosed the presence of a firearm, this policeman thought Castille was going for a gun. Read More »

California man suspected of causing fire that killed his mom


The six-year-old daughter had reportedly spent Saturday night with her father, and the mother had dropped off the 18-month-old boy at his apartment on Sunday morning. "A attractive little girl and a sweet little boy", said Julia Poncia. 'He was great, he'd have the kids visit, and ride bikes, and he'd take them to the park, ' Poncia said sadly, 'and so I don't know. Read More »

Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him

The Washington Post reported earlier this week that Mueller is investigating whether Trump tried to obstruct justice, citing unnamed "officials". He has questioned why investigators do not dig into links between the Democrats and the Russian government, including his election opponent Hillary Clinton. Read More »

US Senate approves new sanctions on Russia, Iran


The congressional review measure is part of a wider deal that would not only strengthen those existing sanctions, but also enact new ones. If approved, the legislation will then be approved by the House of Representatives and, finally, be signed into law by President Donald Trump . Read More »

Two areas to watch for tropical development

Tropical outlook reports from the National Weather Service's Hurricane Center on Saturday afternoon forecasted a chance of tropical development over the next 48 hours as low, at 30 percent. As of now, the models are trying to forecast something that doesn't exist. It is way too early to say with any confidence exactly where this system will track. Read More »

Supreme Court to consider limits on partisan drawing of election maps


Early on Monday, news broke that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case from Wisconsin that deals with political gerrymandering regarding how the state has drawn its electoral districts. How Texans are reacting: The state's top Republican leadership - Gov. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker remains confident that GOP-drawn legislative district maps will survive a Supreme Court review. Read More »