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Tropical Storm Cindy Comes Ashore in Southwest Louisiana
- June 23, 2017

Power outages and floods were already reported on Wednesday, a few hours before the storm was expected to come to the southwestern part of Louisiana and southeastern Texas at the beginning of Thursday . And in Ocean Springs, Mississippi , there was another worry in a neighborhood where streets and some homes flooded Thursday . Category 3 hurricanes pack sustained winds of 111 to 129 mph, Category 4 storms reach 130 to 156 mph and Category 5 storms, which are rare, carry sustained ... (more...)
US President Donald Trump says he's being investigated for firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director
- June 23, 2017

Those who have agreed to be interviewed include: Dan Coats, director of national intelligence; Mike Rogers, chief of the National Security Agency; and Richard Ledgett, who recently left his post as deputy to Rogers. The president has denied that he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation and has also disputed that he's attempted to block the investigation into his campaign's possible role in Russia's election-related hacking. (more...)
Seattle officer in fatal shooting: 'I don't have a taser'
- June 23, 2017

Lyl. The woman , who was identified in the Seattle Times by family members as Charleena Lyles , had a knife and interacted with two officers before she was shot, according to the Seattle Police Department. The officers ask her what has been taken and she begins to list certain items that are missing. During that incident, the report says she threatened officers with a large pair of scissors, saying, "Ain't none of y'all leaving here today!" According to the Seattle Times , the ... (more...)
Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow? Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow?
- June 23, 2017

On Fox News Sunday , Sekulow seemed to confirm, as well as deny an investigation, as he defended Trump's decision to fire Comey. The department said last month that under professional responsibility rules, Mueller may participate in matters involving his former firm's clients as long as he wasn't involved in representing them and has no confidential information about them. (more...)
Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law
- June 23, 2017

The protesters have filled a hallway in one of the Senate office buildings, outside the office of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Others are much more reluctant to leave and it's taking four or five officers to carry them out. (more...)
Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare' Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'
- June 23, 2017

A seven-year push by U.S. Republicans to dismantle Obamacare and kill the taxes it imposed on the wealthy will reach a critical phase on Thursday when Senate Republican leaders unveil a draft bill they aim to put to a vote, possibly as early as next week. (more...)
In video, girl begs mother for quiet after Castile shooting In video, girl begs mother for quiet after Castile shooting
- June 23, 2017

Footage from Officer Jeronimo Yanez's dashboard camera shows the officer approaching a white sedan and informing the driver, Philando Castile , that one of his tail lights is out. Reynolds, who was handcuffed after the shooting, also appears to struggle as she sits in the patrol vehicle. Crying hard, the child says, "I wish this town was safer". (more...)
Congressional baseball practice shooter acted alone Congressional baseball practice shooter acted alone
- June 23, 2017

Rep. Steve Scalise of Lousiana, the House majority whip, was struck in the hip and gravely wounded. Another police officer was injured. That's the word from MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Hodgkinson, of Belleville, Ill., stashed 200 rounds of ammunition, a receipt for a November 2016 gun purchase and additional parts to the SKS 7.62 rifle he used at the ballfield, Slater said. (more...)
Dianne Feinstein 'Increasingly Concerned' Donald Trump Will Try to Fire Investigators
- June 23, 2017

But Rosenstein is not now heading the FBI's probe into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with a Russian campaign that US intelligence officials have said was seeking to tilt the outcome of the 2016 election in Trump's favor. Top Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein expressed concern that Trump may try to fire both Mueller and Rosenstein, warning "he's in for a rude awakening " if he thinks he can shut down the investigation. (more...)
Scalise doctor hopes for 'excellent recovery' despite risk Scalise doctor hopes for 'excellent recovery' despite risk
- June 23, 2017

On Saturday, the person said investigators weren't sure of the significance of the names and don't know if it was a list of people he was targeting. Instead of wearing hats representing their home teams, as is the normal tradition, players on both teams wore Louisiana State University hats in honor of Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, for part of the game. (more...)
Playing congressional baseball game shows needed unity Playing congressional baseball game shows needed unity
- June 23, 2017

Sava earlier said the Louisiana congressman had been at "imminent risk of death" when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood. "[Scalise] will require additional operations to manage abdominal injuries and other broken bones". Scott DesJarlais, Trent Franks , Mo Brooks, Morgan Griffith, Jim Jordan and Jeff Duncan, among others - were intended targets of 66-year-old James Hodgkinson's rampage at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in ... (more...)
Spanish state prosecutor accuses Ronaldo of tax fraud
- June 22, 2017

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo faces tax evasion charge in Spain by Spanish state prosecutor. Spanish prosecutors on Tuesday accused the forward of defrauding the country's tax authorities of 14.7m euros in relation to income generated from image rights . (more...)
Report of major California earthquake was false alarm
- June 22, 2017

According to the Times , the error happened when a staffer at Caltech tried to correct the exact location of the 1925 Santa Barbara natural disaster 92 years ago, which was about 6 miles where records indicated. Even if the USGS' mistake was only up for about 30 minutes today, it looked like a large and real quake had shook the area - and strangely no one felt it . (more...)
GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling
- June 22, 2017

Should the Senate succeed in passing a bill before Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's July 4 deadline, it still would have to face a conference committee to iron out Senate and House differences. But Republicans from states that expanded Medicaid , like Ohio's Rob Portman , want to extend that to seven years. That's mainly for two reasons: First, the cutback of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, which extended the income limit for qualifying Medicaid recipients to ... (more...)
Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners
- June 22, 2017

Yanez was also acquitted of two felony counts of intentionally discharging a gun and endangering the lives of Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter, who were both in the vehicle as Yanez fired 7 shots. Then-Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez declined to press charges against the officer, and the shooting was later cleared by the Independent Police Review Authority , which determined the officer had acted according to department policy. (more...)
Motor City Radio Club to host Field Day this weekend
- June 22, 2017

Ham radio enthusiasts will be gathering at Camp Roland in Bland County to participate in the National Amateur Radio Field Day exercise on Saturday. This event is open to the public. A local club enjoys communicating with people down the street or around the world - sometimes using less power than a flashlight - spotting tornadoes and reporting severe weather, and relaying messages through satellites without phone lines or service fees as part of its activities during regular meetings. (more...)
Growing frenzy outside court as Cosby deliberations wear on
- June 22, 2017

They began deliberating Monday evening, continued all day Tuesday and resumed Wednesday morning. They are still ongoing at this time. The jurors have asked Judge O'Neill a total of four questions seeking clarification and re-reading of excerpts of Cosby's own words about his 2004 encounter with accuser Andrea Constand at his nearby home. (more...)
House Democrats pressure White House on Kushner, Flynn security clearances
- June 22, 2017

Kushner , who is now in the Middle East attempting to broker a peace deal between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders, has said through his lawyers that he is willing to talk to federal and congressional investigators about his foreign contacts and his work on the Trump campaign. (more...)
Father kills two children, hangs himself after Father's Day custody dispute Father kills two children, hangs himself after Father's Day custody dispute
- June 22, 2017

Neighbors told the news station that Camara had recently moved in to the apartment since his separation from his wife, and appeared to be a loving father. 'A attractive little girl and a sweet little boy, ' said neighbor Julia Poncia. "He was great, he'd have the kids visit, and ride bikes, and he'd take them to the park, and so I don't know. (more...)
Georgia race: Sigh of relief for GOP on health care
- June 22, 2017

Handel backers, meanwhile, credit Republican voters for coalescing behind her in a show of the party's strength, even in an area where President Donald Trump underperformed GOP margins in November. Ossoff told his supporters: 'The fight goes on'. Yesterday's victory demonstrates Republican roots in the race to replace party officials who left Congress to join the Trump administration, according to The Atlantic analysis . (more...)