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Thousands walk to slain Muslim teen's funeral in Virginia

What do we know about the man police say killed Nabra, 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres? The killing of Nabra Hassanen on Sunday also prompted calls from civil liberties advocates and her supporters to investigate her killing as a possible hate crime, including almost 12,000 people * a href="***/" *who signed an online petition to the Virginia Department of Human Rights and the U.S. Read More »

Remnants Of Cindy: Heavy Rain, Storms Expected In Middle Tennessee

The weather service had issued tornado warnings earlier for the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa areas, and Gov. Kay Ivey had urged state residents to be alert for unsafe weather. The other was for Tuscaloosa and Bibb Counties. Damage and debris stretches from Houston through the Florida panhandle . Photographs on social media showed what appeared to be a funnel cloud in the air in the Birmingham area. Read More »

Barack Obama slams Republican health bill and warns millions will lose care

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., has said he's willing to alter the measure to attract support, and next week promises plenty of back-room bargaining as he tries pushing a final package through his chamber. First of all, it's only 142 pages! Four conservative senators expressed opposition but openness to talks: Sens. In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill. Read More »

Heller won't back Senate GOP health care bill

No, it doesn't. The devil is not in the details, it's in the big picture. The Senate proposal would significantly shrink spending on the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people, cut taxes on higher earners and the medical industry, let insurers provide fewer benefits and offer less generous subsidies for coverage than former President Barack Obama's law. Read More »

Ohio government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant


The hacked page, which surfaced on Sunday afternoon and was quickly taken down, said it was "Hacked By Team System Dz ". Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel posted a screenshot of one of the hacked pages on Facebook. 'A thorough investigation will be conducted to determine how this occurred and how it can be prevented in the future'. The hacking was carried out by a group calling itself Team System DZ. Read More »

Jurors Acquit Ex Cop Who Fatally Shot Sylville Smith


Less than two seconds after the first shot, with Smith on the ground and his gun over the fence and out of reach, Heaggan-Brown fired the second shot. Smith , who was armed with a handgun, ran away from the officers when he saw them exit their squad vehicle. He believes the second shot was unreasonable. Read More »

The Supreme Court will hear a case on partisan gerrymandering

On Monday, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear a case that challenges partisan gerrymandering , and whether the districting that generally aids Republican candidates is unconstitutional. La Crosse Sen. Jennifer Shilling, Wisconsin state Senate Democratic minority leader: "Regardless of the outcome in this case, we must remain committed to promoting election fairness, protecting voter rights and preserving our shared democratic values". Read More »

Off-duty black St. Louis cop mistakenly shot by white cop


Louis Today ". He questioned the white officer's account, according to police, that he shot the off-duty officer because he feared for his safety. Both the Post-Dispatch and Fox say the off-duty officer left his house armed with his service weapon after hearing "commotion" related to the pursuit of the stolen vehicle, which crashed after its occupants reportedly fired shots at police. Read More »

Metro Detroit Weather: Cooler air settles in, showers return this afternoon


West wind of 8 to 14 miles per hour is predicted with a 30 percent chance of precipitation is 30 percent. We clear back out Wednesday and Thursday with high temperatures climbing from the seventies to 80 degrees by Thursday . Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Despite a few brief showers in the suburbs this afternoon, it was a very nice finish to the weekend. Read More »

Justices side with government in property rights case

Members of the family argued that decision blocked their ability to sell a vacant lot bequeathed to four siblings from their deceased parents. More than 100 cities and counties across the USA have similar "merger" restrictions that treat two adjacent properties as one if they have the same owner. Read More »

GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

John Kasich of Ohio, Brian Sandoval of Nevada, Charlie Baker of MA and Larry Hogan of Maryland issued separate statements criticizing aspects of the legislation, including the secrecy under which it was written as well as the impact it would have on state budgets and low-income residents. Read More »

Wildfire near Castaic Lake


The fire started in an area with hard access near the Golden State (5) Freeway and Ridge Road, on the bank of Castaic Lake. Originally officials say it scorched 1,000 acres, but Sunday night crews have scaled that estimate back. Some fire resources are being relieved as of 9 a.m. Sunday, but it's more due to the access concerns for vehicles, and a reduced need for structure protection crews where the fire is now burning, according to Nathan Judy of the Angeles National Forest Service. Read More »

Amateur radio operators gather for preparedness drill


Montreal Amateur Radio Clubs (MARC) staged a day of HAM radio competition in Ovide Park in Pointe-Claire on Saturday that was more than fun and games. That's the succinct message of local and area Ham Radio operators. The Columbia Amateur Radio Association participated in the drill at Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School in Ellicott City. Read More »

Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Without Good Cause

With few exceptions, Trump's allies are urging him not to move to dismiss Mueller, which would be both politically and technically complicated. Asked in a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing if there was any cause to fire Mueller, Rosenstein flatly replied: "No". Read More »

Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

Other Senate "moderates" seem to be angling for a slower phase-out of the expansion and a slightly more liberal cap . House bill: Planned Parenthood would face 1-year Medicaid funding freeze. More hard-line members of the party, including Ron Johnson, Mike Lee , Ted Cruz , and Rand Paul , have said the legislation doesn't go far enough in its sweeping cuts to Medicaid , insurance subsidies, and taxes on the rich. Read More »

Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

The Coalition "has made it clear to all parties publicly and through the de-confliction line with Russian forces that the demonstrated hostile intent and actions of pro-regime forces toward Coalition and partner forces in Syria conducting legitimate counter-ISIS operations will not be tolerated". Read More »

Democratic lawmaker criticizes party brand, Pelosi

She has been a successful fundraiser since she joined the leadership team in 2002. And after she predicted incorrectly that Democrats were poised to take back the House a year ago, some of Pelosi's colleagues feel that this time around, she needs to deliver. Read More »

After hospital visit with Scalise, Ryan says he's doing well

Capitol Police and other officers returned fire and killed the gunman, who turned out to be an unemployed home inspector with a deep animus toward President Donald Trump and other Republicans. Investigators say they found a laptop, more than 200 rounds of ammunition, a receipt for a gun purchased in November 2016 and rifle components. Hodgkinson had a list of six members of Congress on him, Slater said , but there was no indication that he meant to target them. Read More »

Cindy, now a tropical depression, moving inland

Around the Interstate 20 corridor, Stefkovich said rain amounts have been 2 to 4 inches over the last day and a half, with another 1 to 3 inches expected. A 10-year-old boy vacationing with relatives on the Alabama coast died after he was hit by a log in stormy surf, according to the AP. A liquor store and a fast-food restaurant were among the damaged businesses in Fairfield, Alabama, west of Birmingham, said meteorologist Jason Holmes of the National Weather Service . Read More »

Unpopular Among Voters, Pelosi Says She's 'Worth the Trouble'


I thrive on competition, and I welcome the discussion. "My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I am able to attract the support that I do which is essential to our election, sad to say", she said. Tim Ryan lost a challenge to longtime Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for leadership of House Democrats last fall. Democrats need to replace Rep. Read More »

Trump says GOP thrives with Pelosi in power

President Donald Trump taunted Nancy Pelosi in a tweet Thursday as Republicans and some Democrats have pinned the loss of the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District on the House minority leader. Remember when the Democrats proclaimed that Republicans would pay heavy prices in special elections for going after Obamacare? "But her time has come and gone", Rep. Read More »

Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia


There's a possibility for flooding, strong winds and isolated tornadoes. The system is moving north at 12 miles per hour, with winds at 40 miles per hour, according to a National Hurricane Center advisory. The Storm Prediction Center says severe weather is still possible in an area reaching from the Deep South to western Pennsylvania as remnants of Cindy move northward. Read More »

Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

Scalise is from Louisiana and is the No. 3 House Republican . Hospital officials said earlier this week that "Scalise continues to make good progress" and "is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation". Previous medical reports indicated that Scalise sustained a single gunshot wound to his left hip and suffered "significant damage" to his internal organs. Read More »

National Weather Service issues flash flood watch


The latest forecast path shows the center of storm north of the Tennessee state line, near Bowling Green, 7 p.m., CDT, tonight. "At least 1-3" of rain , with locally higher amounts, will be possible in just a few hours, especially for those under the current Flash Flood Watch . Read More »

What's next on health care draft in Congress

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks on to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, June 22, 2017, following a meeting with Senate Republicans on a health reform bill. Though Trump lauded its passage in a Rose Garden ceremony, he called the House measure " mean " last week. The Senate measure, like the House bill, would phase out the extra money that the federal government has provided to states as an incentive to expand eligibility for Medicaid. Read More »

Indiana's ACA health insurance providers propose rate hikes

Its almost 6,000 members include geriatricians, geriatric nurses, social workers, family practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and internists. Let's establish fair prices for services and drugs. "We would be hugely impacted here if that disappeared". There are a number of reasons why health care is so hard to change and manage. Read More »

2 injured when USAF Thunderbird jet flips over on landing


Two people were onboard the aircraft. Staff Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy with the Air Force Thunderbirds public relations office says There was a "mishap" while a plane was on the ground. "Crowd safety and the safety of our teammates is always our priority", he said. Aviation Photojournal (contributed photo) A United States Air Force Thunderbird lies on its top moments after an incident at the Dayton International Airport which caused the aircraft to flip. Read More »