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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 »

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 8 pm


Heavy rainfall in a short amount of time with the thunderstorms could cause flash flooding. The National Weather Service said Sunday that it was not yet known where the heaviest rain and highest risk for flooding would occur. There is even a low risk of a tornado. Check the Interactive Radar on to track the storms as they move through the state. The watch area includes Prince William, Fairfax and Arlington counties, as well as communities in and around Fairfax, Falls Church, ... Read More »

Hundreds gather for annual Juneteenth celebration at Brandon Park


This year, like previous years, the celebrations were meant to highlight black community leaders and people uplifting the black community. After a business luncheon in February, the newly-formed network began planning a celebration of Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865. Read More »

Trump supporters turn on special counsel Mueller

Rosenstein , who appointed Mueller , on Tuesday said: "As long as I'm in this position, he's not going to be fired without good cause". California Sen. Trump has made it clear that he is frustrated by the investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election, which USA intelligence officials have said was done to tilt the outcome in Trump's favor. Read More »

Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller

He interviewed the day before a few days before he was appointed special counsel with the president who was looking at him potentially to become the next Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Ryan told reporters Tuesday: "The best advice would be to let Robert Mueller do his job". President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 15, 2017, during an event on Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives. Read More »

Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke rejects Homeland Security position


At least publicly, the job had never been offered. At the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, Clarke spoke of his support for Trump's executive orders on immigration. The ardent President Trump surrogate initially said he was slated to start in late June. Most infamously, one mentally ill inmate died after being denied water for days . Read More »

Seven Americans still missing after destroyer's collision as search continues

Officials are now questioning the freighter's crew at Tokyo's Oi wharf over the cause of the night-time crash. Other injured sailors are being assessed, the Navy said. The rules require that ships must have a watch posted at all times and follow a number of collision-avoidance steps when crossing paths with or overtaking other vessels. Read More »

Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller


Meanwhile, Mr Gingrich, also on Twitter , said: "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair". It is not enough to launch an investigation to find out if Donald Trump committed one of these crimes. The comments come amid increasing frustration at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation will overshadow the president's agenda for months to come - a prospect that has Democrats salivating. Read More »

Southern Baptists re-elect chief, adopt moral leadership measure


It took a couple of attempts, but members of the Southern Baptist Convention voted nearly unanimously to condemn "white nationalism" in a resolution adopted late Wednesday. The Cooperative Program, which was created in 1925 to help fund the Southern Baptist Convention and state convention missions and ministries, also received a gift Tuesday of $3.1 million dollars from the Florida Baptist Convention, which was 51 percent of the proceeds from the sale of a Baptist building in Jacksonville, ... Read More »

Trump Ultra Corey Stewart Throws a Scare Into Conventional Republicans Everywhere

He has also vowed to fight Trump, but with pledges to work with state Republican lawmakers on issues like a tax overhaul. The gubernatorial race in Virginia, the only state other than New Jersey electing a new governor this year, is seen as a key test of Trump's popularity ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections for the Republican-controlled U.S. Read More »

How locals are spending Father's Day

But as she pointed out then and still says now, we needed a toilet seat back then. There's no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it. They can care. They can love. Most songs cost $1.29 or.99-cents. According to the Indiana Fatherhood Coalition, 71 percent of all high school dropouts do not have involved fathers, and 85 percent of all youth in prison come from fatherless homes. Read More »

Cubans now face same deportation risk as other immigrants


A recent report by the Boston Consulting Group said USA visitors to Cuba could rise by as much as sevenfold by 2025. Trump's new policy will eliminate such visits by individuals while still allowing them to be done as group tours, and also retaining individual travel under other authorized categories such as religious, artistic and journalistic activities, the official said. Read More »

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs caught after year on lam


Jeffs, 57, is being held in Minnehaha County Jail in South Dakota. Jeffs, who fled from federal custody last summer in Utah, was arrested Wednesday night without incident at a marina near Yankton, South Dakota, the FBI said. Marshal Service. Haug said if he gets a reward, he would take a vacation. Days later, Lyle Jeffs disappeared after investigators say he used olive oil to slip a Global Positioning System ankle monitor off his foot without triggering an alarm. Read More »

Former Walberg aide among those shot


Our family continues to be in shock and we ask for privacy while we focus on Matt and his care. In a statement, his family says Mika was shot multiple times Wednesday and is in surgery. Speaking to the Washington Post , Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas said Mika was helping the Republican team prepare for a game against the Democrats , calling him "a great guy". Read More »

Trump headed to Supreme Court as justices weigh travel ban


The White House memo "should be construed to amend the executive order " and was issued "in light of questions in litigation about the effective date of the enjoined provisions and in the interest of clarity", the White House said. The 9th Circuit ruling says it can now go ahead with that. The order also suspends the nation's refugee program for 120 days and imposes a new limit on the number of refugees accepted. Read More »

Vice President Mike Pence Traveling to Miami for Planned Speech at FIU


Pence's choice for outside counsel contrasts with the president's. Comey testified last week that the President demanded loyalty and pressed him to drop a probe into disgraced ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn. Kasowitz and his spokesman have served as public attack dogs in defense of Trump in the Russian Federation matter. But obstruction came into play after Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last month. Read More »