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An involuntary manslaughter conviction turns cyberbullying from tragic to criminal

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She sent Roy a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself leading up to his suicide. "She's thinking it's a good thing to help him die ". She is prohibited from using social media or text during that time . And Carter was at the forefront of the investigation into his death . Knowing, or at least having the state of mind that 15 minutes must pass, Miss Carter took no actions... Read More »

Trump financial form shows revenue up at Mar-a-Lago

This figure was Dollars 7.4 million higher than on his previous financial disclosure filing in May 2016. The document also indicates that Trump terminated his positions at hundreds of Trump Organization entities as of January 19, 2017, the day before his inauguration, which he said he would do. Read More »

Gunman had list of names when he opened fire on congressmen

Americans shouldn't have to fear being victims of gun violence as they go about their lives and that includes sending their children to school, going to church, partying at a nightclub - or practicing hitting baseballs. The New York Times reported that Hodgkinson was licensed to buy guns in IL, his state of residence. "I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it", the wife of the Bernie Sanders supporter said during the emotional interview. Read More »

US lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

Yet violence against lawmakers is relatively rare, with this week's shooting the first major attack on federal lawmakers since former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was wounded in 2011. Trump visited with Scalise's family at the Washington hospital treating him on Thursday night. Others injured include two members of the Capitol Police, Crystal Griner and David Bailey , according to House Speaker Paul Ryan . Read More »

Wounded Capitol Police Officer Throws First Pitch

Sava said Scalise will require surgeries soon for abdominal and bone injuries, in addition to the two he has undergone to fix a bone in his leg broken by the bullet. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains critical but improving after the Virginia baseball field ambush. Even with lawmakers' determination for baseball bipartisanship, they say competitiveness remains. Read More »

97% of Voters in Bankrupt Puerto Rico Want Statehood

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To become a true U.S. state, to choose independence or to maintain the status quo: Puerto Ricans will on Sunday mull their political future in a non-binding referendum many have vowed to boycott . Puerto Rico came under court protection after Rossello declared the largest municipal bankruptcy in USA history. Former Gov. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá says the skewed numbers could actually hurt the island's cause, saying that a 97 percent win is "the kind of result you get in a one-party regime". Read More »

Gingrich: Mueller Hiring 'Bad People' Who Are 'After Trump'

Trump allies in the conservative press have increasingly argued in recent days that the president should fire special counsel Robert Mueller - and on Monday night, a friend of Trump's said on television that he'd heard (through aides) that the president was considering doing just that. Read More »

Will President Trump fire Special Counsel Mueller?

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Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy said Tuesday he sees special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of possible Russian collusion as a threat to Donald Trump's presidency because Mueller appears "out to get the president". Trump dismissed out of hand the broad consensus in the USA intelligence community that the evidence of Russian hacking was irrefutable. "If there were good cause, I would consider it". Read More »

Church calendar: June 17

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The church will host vacation Bible school from 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 26-29. 423-238-9216, oumclive.org/recovery. Vacation Bible School , 6 p.m., Staunton Baptist Church, Long Island, Tuesday through Friday. For ages 4 through fourth-grade graduates. meliawarren@hixsonumc.org, 423-877-1246. Pastor Linster Strayhorn and United Missionary Baptist Church, New Bern, will be guests. Read More »

Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'

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Avildsen's son Anthony told USA media the filmmaker had died of pancreatic cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Avildsen directed the box-office victor The Karate Kid , released in 1984, as well as The Karate Kid Part II in 1986 and The Karate Kid Part III in 1989. Read More »

Donald Trump calls federal probe into whether he obstructed justice "phony"

The Wall Street Journal reported that it was Trump's firing of Comey that is "now a subject of the federal probe ... which has expanded to include whether the president obstructed justice". "I can go around them". A spokesman for Mr Mueller's team declined to comment on Wednesday. Rosenstein did not explain why he issued the statement. Read More »

Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation

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An hour later, Trump fired off another tweet , saying: "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people! ". "The FBI's leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal , " said Mark Corallo, spokesman for Trump's outside legal team. Read More »

Officer who shot Philando Castile found not guilty on all counts

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Family members weren't the only ones left struggling with the verdict, and a sense that justice was not served. The jury came to the decision not to convict the officer after 29 hours of deliberation. July 9: Attorney Thomas Kelly says Yanez was reacting to the presence of the gun when he opened fire on Castile. Valerie Castile, the mother of Philando Castile, looks at a photo button of her son during a press conference on the state capitol grounds in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in July. Read More »

Doctors: Scalise remains critical, but 'excellent recovery' possible

The condition of the lobbyist, Matt Mika, who was shot multiple time in the chest and arm, had improved from critical to serious Thursday afternoon, according to George Washington University Hospital. Scalise is said to be somewhat responding to medical staff and family, according to the doctors. Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body, but "we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point". Read More »

Hodgkinson Wife: 'I'm Sorry He Did This'

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The alleged gunman - who was killed by police at the scene - is James Hodgkinson , 66, from Belleville, Illinois. (Kaley Johnson/Belleville News-Democrat via AP). Federal law enforcement said he was living out of his auto from March until June. "Tasha assumed it was because of them living there.... when your daughter returns home things kind of flip upside down, [the Hodgkinsons] were retired", explained Knepper's mother, Victoria Knepper, from her home in Saint Libory, Illinois, about ... Read More »

Trump Lashes Out At Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Inquiry

On Thursday Trump derided a " witch hunt " against him, led by some "very bad" people. Senator Diane Feinstein says that Donald Trump is in for a "rude awakening" after what the president tweeted this morning. Comey said he believes Trump ultimately fired him "because of the Russian Federation investigation". Durbin, speaking on WGN radio, said he hoped the response to Trump firing Mueller would be bipartisan if it occurred. Read More »

Jury still deliberating in case of officer who shot Castile

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He was also found not guilty of two counts of endangerment by intentionally shooting a firearm, one count relating to Castille's girlfriend Diamond Reynolds , and the other pertaining to her child, who was sitting in the back seat. Prosecutors charged Yanez with second-degree manslaughter in November, a felony, saying that "no reasonable officer" would have used deadly force in the same situation. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway's husband tweets criticism of President Trump

The Justice Department's argument hinges on a claim that the "Travel Ban" - which is how the president referred to it Monday - is not actually a religion-based travel ban. TRENTON a As counselor to President Donald Trump , New Jersey native Kellyanne Conway is one of his most frequent defenders on TV and on Twitter. Read More »

Judge rejects Castile jury request to hear cop's testimony

Anthony, Minnesota police officer who gunned down Castile . He Yanez been found guilty, he could have faced up to 20 years in prison on charges of endangering safety by discharging a firearm and second degree manslaughter . Five of the officer's seven shots struck Castile. His girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , testified that on the day of the shooting, he had gone to work, went to get his hair dreaded for his upcoming birthday, then picked her up to go grocery shopping. Read More »

Idaho Reps Oppose Trump Restrictions On Cuban Trade

Consistent with the Administration's interest in not negatively impacting American businesses for engaging in lawful commercial opportunities, any Cuba-related commercial engagement that includes direct transactions with entities related to the Cuban military, intelligence, or security services that may be implicated by the new Cuba policy will be permitted provided that those commercial engagements were in place prior to the issuance of the forthcoming regulations. Read More »

Rubio: Obama reached out to Cuban regime; Trump to the people

Although Trump said he was "completely" canceling Obama's Cuba policy, the change is posture is only a partial shift from Obama's policy. And while Treasury said the new policy does not prohibit cruise or airline travel to the island, only those in 12 authorized categories may travel there by plane or boat. Read More »

Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

E-commerce giant Amazon is buying the high-end Whole Foods grocery chain for $13.7 billion, the company announced in a statement Friday. Amazon's $14 billion deal for Whole Foods gives it more than just groceries. "The conventional grocery store should feel threatened and incapable of responding", Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter said . Whole Foods apparently has been having trouble with their investors for what The New York Times calls a "sluggish" stock price, ... Read More »

College World Series Bracket is Official

They (Florida State) really fought their way through the season and played as good as anyone late in the season. Lange is in second place on LSU's career strikeouts list with 390, trailing only Scott Schultz (409 Ks, 1992-05). The games begin on Saturday but activities surrounding the College World Series begin Friday in TD Ameritrade Park. LSU has the highest winning percentage in NCAA Tournament history with a 148-58 (.718) record; the Tigers are competing in the tournament for the 30th ... Read More »

Capitol Police Officers Shot Expected To Survive

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Wednesday, several members of Congress might be dead. The suspect was said to be armed with a rifle and a handgun. Griner is not on social media, but one of her friends applauded her efforts and says that her quick thinking and move to action is no surprise. Read More »

Rutherford County homeowner captures GA escapees at gunpoint

The two men got onto a correctional bus as prisoners but became fugitives shortly before sunrise. The search had involved law enforcement officers all over Georgia , as well as the FBI , the U.S. Dubose and Rowe quietly crossed state lines between Wednesday and Thursday before they ditched the stolen truck in Moore County, Tennessee. The capture put an end to a multistate manhunt that lasted almost 60 hours after the inmates escaped Tuesday morning in central Georgia . Read More »

DC shooting has brought some much-needed unity to Congress

Scalise is a member of the team and had been fielding balls at second base in preparation for the game when he was shot . The congressional baseball game will be played at Nationals Park Thursday night, just a day after Rep. Trump, after visiting the Louisiana Republican at the hospital, on Wednesday said Scalise was "in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter". House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Jake Tapper on "Erin Burnett OutFront" that despite ... Read More »

White House says Trump looks forward to scheduling UK trip

Trump's tweet comes less than a day after a unusual statement from a senior official in his administration. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The newspaper cited an unnamed Downing St. aide. As we discussed a month ago, it was Trump himself who broached the subject unprompted, raising the possibility of secret recordings he's made. Read More »

Donald Trump Confirms He's Being Investigated By Using His New Favorite Term

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The agency got back to the paper and said it has nothing to give. Another poll, released on May 31 by Politico/Morning Consult, indicates more than 40 percent of Americans want to see Trump impeached. June 8: Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee. ABC News releases a poll revealing that 61 percent of Americans believe Trump fired Comey to protect himself from the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's Russian Federation probe. Read More »