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Violent Crime Fight in Buffalo to Get Federal Aid

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Sessions was joined by the heads of the FBI, ATF and the Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who praised law enforcement officials in the audience for the risks they take to protect the public. Read More »

Inmates save officer who passed out on work detail

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The officer's family even bought the six men as thanks for their life-saving quick action. Then one reached toward the officer's belt and grabbed, not his gun, but his cellphone. "When that happened, in my opinion, it wasn't about who is in jail and who wasn't", inmate Greg Williams told WLTX . "We all know that Monday could have ended differently for our officer", Moats said. Read More »

US coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

He died six days later surrounded by relatives in his hometown of Cincinnati. Two months later, the regime sentenced to him 15 months of hard labor. "The treatment of Otto Warmbier is beyond the pale of North Korea's usual standards", said John Delury, an Asia expert at Seoul's Yonsei University. Read More »

Family of man shot, killed in Ferguson reaches settlement in civil lawsuit

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The agreement was accepted by US Federal Judge Richard Webber on Tuesday after being approved by both parties, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Louis suburb, and Anthony Gray, the lead attorney for Brown's parents, declined to comment . Webber sealed details of the settlement and did not disclose the settlement amount. Read More »

Muslims question whether girl's killing was road rage

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Nabra Hassanen , 17, was bludgeoned with a baseball bat early Sunday by a motorist who drove up to about 15 Muslim teenagers as they walked or bicycled along a road, Fairfax County police said. But most differ on what acts qualify and some leave it to judges to decide whether to impose stiffer penalties at the time of sentencing. The Commonwealth's law is not as comprehensive as measures in Maryland or D.C. Read More »

Remains of 7 sailors killed in US ship collision sent home

He joined the crew in April, according to public records provided by the Navy. Aucoin wouldn't speculate on the cause of the collision . Marine tracking data showed the Crystal proceeding on a westward course toward Tokyo , but shortly after 1:30 a.m.it performed a sudden U-turn and returned back to where it had been at 1:30. Read More »

Extreme Heat Leads to Flight Cancellations

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The forecast calls for a high of 118 on Monday and 120 on Tuesday in Phoenix . "That's deadly heat no matter how you slice it", weather service meteorologist Chris Breckenridge said. The heat is spread across California. Many factors contribute to the region's hot climate, but five most significant are its location, elevation, high pressure, dry air and urban heat. Read More »

Supreme Court to review partisan redistricting

If the Court deems partisan gerrymandering unconstitutional (this would be the first such case in Supreme Court history) the precedent could drastically alter the redistricting plans set for after 2020, a responsibility that the GOP controls in most states . Read More »

Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have convicted

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Whatever comes next, and the prosecutor has vowed to retry the case, the most important question the trial leaves unanswered is this: When are we going to update our antiquated statutes of limitations - the legal limits that a modern understanding of sexual assault should have forced us to rethink decades ago? A mistrial was declared Saturday after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked. Read More »

Dashcam Video Shows Officer Firing 7 Shots Into Castile Car

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Castile , a 32-year-old cafeteria manager, had nothing to do with the robbery. The shooting on July 6 previous year, in the Minneapolis suburb of Falcon Heights, gained widespread attention because Mr Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , live-streamed its gruesome aftermath on Facebook . Read More »

Holcomb Fire near Big Bear now at 850 Acres

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A Disaster Animal Relocation Team was mobilized Monday to help people trying to evacuate large or small animals, according to Holly McMillan, a member of the volunteer team. Firefighters are working to contain a brush fire that ignited northeast of Big Bear on Monday. WATCH: Wild fire near Big Bear chars 950 acres There are voluntary evacuations in place for homes around the Big Bear transfer station, also known as "the dump", and Baldwin Lake, San Bernardino County sheriff's officials ... Read More »

How hot is it in the West? Let us count the ways

Airplanes rely on air density to give them the lift to take off and land. The last time the city reached 120 was in 1995. Power outages and wildfires have also been reported as a result of the excessive heat . The airline confirmed in a statement to HuffPost that its Bombardier CRJ, which it uses for regional "American Eagle" flights , can't take off in weather hotter than 118 degrees Fahrenheit. Read More »

Whole Foods CEO suggests grocer could spin off new brand under Amazon

The deal is subject to approval from both the regulators and shareholders and the company expects the deal to close in 2H17. Whole Foods holds a 2.7 percent market share in the $611.9-billion grocery store industry. " Most of us like to see what we're buying, and it's a good store, but we just wouldn't buy online", he said. "This would be the way that Amazon and Whole Foods expands into the mid-to-low income shopper households". Read More »

Spicer is expected to take less a public role

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Spicer began the Administration acting in both the press secretary and communications director capacities and returned to wearing the two hats last month after Mike Dubke departed the White House . The daily White House press briefings - usually, but not always, led by Sean Spicer - have been lately occurring with less frequency and, when they do occur, are much shorter than usual. Read More »

GOP leaders plan to finalize tax bill behind closed doors

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Republicans are under increasing pressure to make progress towards passing tax reforms in order to maintain their majority of the House of Representatives and the Senate in upcoming 2018 midterm elections. "Every expert agrees that temporary reforms will only have a negligible impact on wages and economic growth", he will say. But Ryan's speech will be an upbeat push to getting tax cuts done. Read More »

Forecasters warn Florida Panhandle to keep watch for tropical storm

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That storm could impact the weather later in the week for metro Atlanta, but without the strong winds. Maximum sustained winds are approximately 40 miles per hour (65 km/h), with higher gusts. The median number of named storms between 1981 and 2010 was 12 per year, according to Colorado State University's Tropical Meteorology Project. Forecasters expect the Atlantic storm to continue strengthening through the day but say it will likely weaken if it interacts with land over Venezuela. Read More »

Supreme Court to decide if gerrymandering is unconstitutional

The New York Times reports that the challengers in the case , Gill v. Whitford , allege that they have found a way to distinguish partisanship when districts are drawn, versus the other natural needs in districting decisions . The efficiency gap is also part of a similar case in North Carolina that challenges that state's congressional districts. The Supreme Court is unlikely to decide the Wisconsin case before early next year. Read More »

State's unemployment rate at record low

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Elkhart County, which saw unemployment struggles in the past, has the fourth lowest jobless rate of 2.1 percent-a record low for the county. Here in Northwest Indiana, jobless rates in May were generally stable or slightly lower, after plummeting in March and April. Read More »

Kansas Supreme Court to rule on school funding bill, preventing shutdown

If decided correctly, this case could be absolutely crucial to restoring a level playing field, especially in state legislatures and the U.S. House of Representatives . They say their rights were violated by Republican-drawn maps that pack Democratic voters into blue legislative districts, in turn, making competitive districts more favorable to Republicans. Read More »

Russia Threatens to Treat US Jets in Syria as Targets

Damascus says its plane was attacking ISIS . President Donald Trump has ordered stepped-up military operations against Islamic State and delegated more authority to his generals, but without a comprehensive Syria strategy, his approach risks further confrontation with Syria, Iran and even Russian Federation, according to US officials and analysts. Read More »

Supreme Court battle over political districts unlikely to affect California's system

In a statement issued later by the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Elias, an NDRC adviser, called the case "the latest sign that the courts remain a strong check on extreme Republican gerrymandering ". District Judge Barbara Crabb, of Madison, a Jimmy Carter appointee. The court's five conservative justices voted to stop the redistricting process. Read More »

Jos Buttler's incredible six helps England to Champions Trophy win

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Earlier, put into bat , the Eoin Morgan-led side posted a decent total of 310, courtesy some blistering half centuries from Alex Hales (56), Joe Root (64) and Jos Buttler (61). "The ICC has confirmed that the event technical committee of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 has approved Steven Finn as a replacement player for Chris Woakes in the England squad for the tournament", said a brief statement from cricket's global governing body. Read More »

California mom attacked child in attempted exorcism

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Kimberley Felder , 45, is accused of ripping off her daughter's clothes, before beating and biting her in a shocking assault in Ferndale, California. Marciel told AP that Felder " questioned me about my faith ", reported KPIX . As deputies worked to subdue Felder , Marciel tended to the girl, KTLA reported . Read More »

Trump attorney: President not 'under investigation for obstruction'

The Trump team's style makes for a study in contrasts when compared with the seasoned group of prosecutors and criminal law experts working under Robert Mueller , the tight-lipped, respected ex-FBI director. or been told he was under investigation ... or ... something. The higher the pressure, the more defiant the President becomes - even if it puts him at odds with his legal team. Read More »

Fractured Republicans get options on healthcare Featured

Senate Republicans were mostly vague coming out of a series of health care meetings Tuesday, but at least one crucial Republican in GOP leaders' efforts to get 50 votes for Obamacare repeal appeared to be warming up to the direction the internal talks were headed. Read More »

Justices say government can't refuse disparaging trademarks

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The ruling was good news for the Washington Redskins and others embroiled in a legal fight over their name. The Redskins case is expected to resume now that The Slants ruling has been handed down. "After an excruciating legal battle that has spanned almost eight years , we're beyond humbled and thrilled to have won this case at the Supreme Court", he wrote. Read More »

Tropical System to Drench the Gulf Coast

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Forecasters say the system will approach the Louisiana coast by Wednesday, with some strengthening possible. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Cameron, La., to the mouth of the Pearl River at the Louisiana-Mississippi border. The tropical storm warning has been extended westward to High Island, Texas . As of an overnight advisory, Bret sits just off the coast of Venezuela with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, moving west-northwest at 22 miles per hour. Read More »

John McCain: North Korea 'murdered' Otto Warmbier

Last week, Warmbier's father, Fred Warmbier, said his son had been "lured" into traveling to North Korea by Young Pioneer Tours and that the company had promised its customers were never detained. South Korea's President Moon Jae-In said on Tuesday North Korea should swiftly return South Koreans and Americans detained in the reclusive nation. Read More »

Koepka conquers Erin Hills

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Left defenseless by rain soften greens and calm conditions the U.S. Open , long regarded as the toughest test, was made to look easy through the opening three rounds as golfers attacked the pins with bravado in smashing scoring records. Erratic off the tee at times and unlucky at others, Thomas' hopes of winning his first major championship never took root Sunday when he shot a 3-over 75 to finish 8-under, a distant eight shots behind the victor, Brooks Koepka . Read More »

Dems' motions, speeches knock GOP health bill for secrecy

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My constituents, even though they're represented by Democrats, have no less rights than the citizens of Iowa or the citizens of Texas who are represented by Republicans. McConnell will need to win the votes of 50 of the 52 GOP senators to push the bill through the Senate. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said last month that Republicans did that in their House bill. Read More »

Congressional shooter's wife: 'I'm sorry that he did this'

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The shaken widow of the Belleville-area man who opened fire at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning said she had had no idea what her husband was going to do. At the time of the shooting Scalise, the third highest-ranking member of the House of Representatives, was being protected by Capitol Police security detail. Read More »

'Get back! Get back!': Police releases audio after killing a pregnant woman

The officers said Lyles had been holding a knife and threatened them during the visit. In it, screaming and what sounds like jostling can be heard, with officers repeatedly saying "Hey, get back". Lyles was black, and Isabell said he's frustrated with police killing black people across the country. Seattle police have said officers. Lyles's sister, Monika Williams , said to the Seattle Times . Read More »

Tropical disturbance may enter Gulf, add to local rain chances

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The Air Force Reserve's Hurricane Hunters are scheduled to fly in and search for a center later today. The system is now blowing maximum sustained winds near 40 miles per hour and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm sometime Monday night or Tuesday, as it moves west through the Windward Islands and skirts the Venezuelan coast. Read More »