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Thousands attend slain Muslim teen's funeral in Virginia


Wednesday morning. Hundreds of people turned out to the afternoon funeral prayer service for slain Muslim teen Nabra Hassanen , who was brutally attacked and killed with a baseball bat early Sunday. When Hassanen was murdered during the weekend, Barakat reached out to her family. The mosque expressed hope police willl determine what motivated the crime but cautioned: "We request the community to not speculate on the motives and jump to conclusions". Read More »

Police drag health bill protesters from McConnell's office

Obama reiterates his previous point that while the Affordable Care Act was a significant step forward for America, "it was not ideal, nor could it be the end of our efforts", and that if " Republicans could put together a plan that is demonstrably better than the improvements we made to our health care system, that covers as many people at less cost", he would gladly and publicly support it. Read More »

Pew: 70 Percent of Americans Have Fired a Gun


Gun owners and those who do not own guns are divided over the extent to which gun violence is a problem in the U.S. While a majority of non-gun owners (59%) say gun violence is a very big problem, far fewer gun owners (33%) share that view. Read More »

Frank Kush, Windber native and Hall of Fame coach, dies at 88


Kush, a three-year letterwinner (1950-52) at MSU under coach Biggie Munn, played on the defensive line during the Spartans' undefeated seasons in 1951 and 1952. Crow said. In 1996, Arizona State held "Frank Kush Day" and announced that the playing field at Sun Devil Stadium would be named "Frank Kush Field" in his honor. Read More »

Killing of Muslim teen being probed as road rage incident

After Torres drove his auto at the group, he chased after them with a baseball bat and struck Hassanen , police said , before taking her away in his vehicle. "I'm sure the guy hit my daughter because she's Muslim and she was wearing the hijab". ADAMS is the acronym for the All Dulles Area Muslim Society , the mosque that Hassanen had worshipped at in suburban Washington , D.C., in the pre-dawn hours Sunday before heading to a restaurant with friends for breakfast. Read More »

Ghanaians, Indians Celebrate Yoga Day


Some 1,500 mats printed with artwork depicting Israel's future were laid out for the event in Rabin Square. Police in New Delhi closed roads to make room for a mass yoga session held amid tight security in the heart of the capital. Modi said the increasing popularity of yoga spurred Unesco to add yoga to its list of intangible cultural heritage, along with Cuba's rumba and Peru's scissor dance, in December past year. Read More »

Canadian sniper 'kills IS militant two miles away'

It is believed that the bullet took nearly 10 seconds to reach its target. The kill was independently verified by video and "other data", according The Globe. -Canadian sniper in Iraq (2017): 3,450 meters. JTF2 commandos are now training, advising, and assisting Kurdish peshmerga forces in northern Iraq alongside other Canadian special forces trainers, according to The Globe. Read More »

Protests Ahead of Major Health Care Bill Debut


The Senate version of the bill is said to provide subsidies for buying insurance on the exchanges based on income, like Obamacare, rather than age, like the House bill. Just how the Senate would handle Medicaid expansion remains to be seen - leaders are expected to release the plan on Thursday. Insurers have been deeply concerned over whether the subsidies will continue, as the Trump administration has refused to say whether it will keep funding them in the long run. Read More »

Four share lead at US Open


Open with all four seeking their first major title. Koepka , playing the back nine first, birdied four of his first seven holes. "It was a good bogey", Fleetwood said. "I thought 63 was the number". "I was in the hay too much", he said, before adding, "I enjoyed the walk", and, "The golf course is actually really lovely". Read More »

US pushing China to rein in companies that deal with NKorea

Rodong Sinmun claimed Donald Trump was considering a pre-emptive strike on North Korea in order to divert attention from a political crisis in the USA and said the president was in a "tough situation" at home. Tuesday's flights by B-1Bs came shortly after the death of a USA college student who was recently released by North Korea in a coma following more than 17 months of captivity. Read More »

Trump's Mystifying Tweet Leaves US Officials Baffled

That said, Trump did acknowledge that China at least tried. Warmbier's death came just days after he was released by the North Korean government and returned to the USA suffering from extensive brain damage, according to the U.S. About 1,000 Americans a year visit North Korea despite State Department travel warnings. Trump has had high hopes for greater cooperation from China to exert influence over North Korea , leaning heavily on Chinese President Xi Jinping for his ... Read More »

Revolt forces scandal-hit Uber founder to step down


The New York City Independent Driver's Guild (IDG) praised Uber for its addition , adding that "cuts to driver pay across the ride-hail industry have made tipping income more important than ever". Uber officials say drivers have given positive feedback about the changes, some expressing appreciation that the company is listening to them. Tips can be cashed out at any time using Instant Pay , just like your other earnings. Read More »

Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals

After the workout, Philly decided to make a trade with Boston Celtics to receive the No. 1 pick in this year's draft. However, there could be other teams that trade up to take the No. " They did a little bit of moving around with their pick", Jackson said. However, the Celtics are feeling pretty confident that they know what they're doing, as they traded their top pick to the Philadelphia 76ers, and slid down to the third pick. Read More »

Goodwill returns $97K to Ohio couple in mistaken donation


An Ohio couple who had been saving up a deposit for a house nearly ended up losing the entire thing after they dropped off $100,000 in cash at a charity shop. The couple hadn't realized the money was missing. 'Did you just say we almost threw our entire life savings and our future out the window?' . The owners, identified by The Times Recorder as Dan and Lynette Leckrone, told the paper that they had recently withdrawn the money - their savings - to buy a new home , and had placed it ... Read More »

Wisconsin Assembly passes bill that would limit recounts

Private schools in Wisconsin's voucher program would have to conduct employee background checks under a bill passed by the state Assembly. The proposal would require schools, technical colleges and University of Wisconsin System two-year schools to accept exams performed by chiropractors. Read More »

GOP health plan cuts Medicaid, ends penalties

Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said then. In the end, those goals appear to be aligned. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might be on the verge of releasing a bill to repeal Obamacare, but he's got conservatives to convince before he can be sure he has the votes to pass it. Read More »

Triple-A team moving from Colorado Springs to San Antonio


Elmore Sports Group said it plans to relocate San Antonio's Double-A team to Amarillo and move it's Colorado Springs Triple-A team to San Antonio. "We look forward to continuing to create lasting memories for our fans and the city of Helena and hopefully bring home another Pioneer League championship". Read More »

Trudeau: Langevin Block Will Be Renamed Out Of Respect For Indigenous Peoples

Dancers, trappers, musicians and artisans are poised to take over the Art Hauser Centre today with one goal in mind: increasing cultural understanding. Speeches at the event were interspersed by traditional drumming, dancing and singing. Some will be passing on the birthday cake - the token slice of indigenous art and songs or dances to be showcased in Canada's 150th celebrations just doesn't cut it. Read More »

Trump, Saudi crown prince, vow to stifle terror financing


The monarch stripped Prince Mohammed bin Nayef of his title as crown prince and of his powerful position as the country's interior minister overseeing security. Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, removing the country's counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the royal line of succession. Read More »

S&P 500 and Nasdaq Higher, Crude Oil Jumps as Stockpiles Decline


Both oil benchmarks - USA crude and Brent - are down more than 15 percent since late May, raising concerns that prices could fall further in the near-term. FedEx shares hit record high at $213.75 after the package delivery company forecast higher earnings for fiscal 2018. The Nasdaq biotechnology index was up 3.7 percent, on track for its biggest one-day gain since the day after Trump's November 8 election. Read More »

Reebok celebrates International Yoga Day in association with


The UN General Assembly had made a declaration in December 2014 that every June 21 would be observed as International Day of Yoga, a move that India lobbied hard for. The practice began in ancient India, and Mr Modi has described yoga as free health insurance and exhorted people to make it a part of their daily lives. Read More »

Eight Afghan US base guards killed


The report said."The United States supports an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned reconciliation process and supports any process that includes violent extremist groups laying down their arms". The Pentagon is expected to dispatch an additional 4,000 troops to strengthen its current contingent of 8,500 in Afghanistan . June 21: Afghanistan is "at a critical point" as it faces a continuous threat from as many as 20 insurgent and terrorist networks operating in the Afghanistan-pakistan region, ... Read More »

Disney Believes in Magic


Orlando Magic announced today that the sponsor that will appear in the patches of its shirts next season will be Disney, company that maintains an amusement park in the city of Florida. This partnership is great for the organization. And in addition to that, Mickey Mouse will probably make an appearance at games from time-to-time. Hopefully they do get discounts or maybe they can take a team trip to Disney World. Read More »

Clovis Oncology, Inc. (CLVS) Hits a New 52-Week High

It depends on 5 financial ratios, which can be calculated from data found on a firm's annual 10K report. With 1.82 million avg volume, 5 days are for Clovis Oncology Incorporated (NASDAQ:CLVS)'s short sellers to cover CLVS's short positions. Read More »

Family of teen who died from brain-eating amoeba sues water park


The family of 18-year-old Lauren Seitz filed the federal lawsuit Monday in Columbus, Ohio , against the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Attorney's for Seitz's father rejected Whitewater's defense, arguing the "combination of high levels of N. fowleri and likelihood of submersion and exposure to high-velocity water results in a risk of infection that is likely higher than the risk of infection from exposure to N. Read More »

French defence minister resigns amid fake jobs probe

Ms De Sarnez pulled out of the government just days after winning a seat in Sunday's parliamentary elections. The minister's centrist party MoDem, allied to Macron's La République en Marche party, is facing an inquiry into claims that it used European Union funds to pay party workers. Read More »

GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is handing Democrats a rhetorical cudgel by crafting the bill behind closed doors. "If Republicans won't relent and debate their health care bill in the open for the American people to see, then they shouldn't expect business as usual in the Senate", Schumer said in a statement. Read More »

Why Was the Georgia Congressional Race the Most Expensive in History?

Handel, 55, is a former chairwoman of the Fulton County Commission, the governing body for the most populous county in Georgia, and was elected Georgia secretary of state in 2006, overseeing the state's elections. Most recently, Tom Price resigned in February to join Mr Trump's administration. Handel commended Ossoff and pledged to work for his supporters. Read More »

American filly Lady Aurelia wins again at Royal Ascot


Jim Crowley has been booked to replace him aboard Ulysses in the Prince of Wales's Stakes, while Andrea Atzeni gets on board Daban in the Jersey Stakes. "This is why I joined the team, to ride big winners like this, so to ride one when [Sheikh Mohammed] is here today makes me feel very proud". Forty years to the day after his first ever victor, the competitive drive fired by Hatta at lowly Brighton in 1977 saw Sheikh Mohammed savour vindication of a sort on racing's grandest stage ... Read More »

Tech CEOs meet with Trump on government overhaul

The tech CEOs and White House also plan to discuss Trump's review announced in April of the US visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country. T-Mobile said "senior" executives would be at the White House summit, but didn't provide specifics. Chris Liddell , a White House aide who directs the technology effort, said the executives would participate in a series of working groups, concluding with a session with Trump. Read More »

Trump criticises federal government technology as outdated

The choice of Kushner to run the Office of American Innovation may also raise some eyebrows among the attendees. The Office of Management and Budget detailed in the fiscal 2018 budget request its approach to use the IT modernization fund now working its way through Congress. Read More »