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Shocking video of police shooting wasn't enough to convict

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She went on to say, "I am still baffled at how 12 people could come to the conclusion to acquit him in this manner". Castile's death was streamed live on Facebook Live last July by his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds , which brought the case to the national stage. Read More »

James Hodgkinson, Alexandria shooter, acted alone, carried list of Congressmen

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The shooting injured five people, including Rep. Steve Scalise , R-La., the House Majority Whip. The FBI also found "more than 200 rounds of ammunition, a receipt for a November 2016 gun purchase and additional SKS rifle components" in a storage facility Hodgkinson rented in Alexandria, Virginia, the agency said in a joint press release. Read More »

United States shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria

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Central Command. The downing of the drone came on the same day Australia announced it would temporarily suspended airstrikes by its forces in Syria after a us fighter jet shot down a Syrian jet, and Syrian ally Russian Federation threatened to target planes from the USA -led coalition operating in the skies over Syria. Read More »

Officers in Seattle fatal shooting had crisis training

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She confronted them with a knife, authorities said. The inquest and OPA investigation is expected to examine why the officers fired instead of using a nonlethal option. Shots are heard. Then the dashcam audio ends. "This can often be cited as here's one more incident. they may find out later that this wasn't what they perceived it as or what it was originally reported as and it certainly affects how people interact with us and makes the job just that much more hard", said Officer Steve Britt. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy Nears Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Cindy will make landfall along the Louisiana/Texas border early Thursday morning and track northward, eventually to the northeast back toward the Mid-South as the storm starts to weaken significantly. Tropical Storm Bret , which dissipated in the eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday, had formed out of a tropical wave in the Atlantic. This means heavy rain will be possible as there will be plenty of tropical moisture for the front to interact with. Read More »

Why Tuesday's Other Special Election Should Terrify Republicans — Forget Georgia

Republicans - especially President Trump - are rejoicing. "We've laid a marker on the ground - next year will be brutal for Republicans, because they won't be able to spend tens of millions in every district", Moulitsas said . Handel embraced her experience as a statewide and local elected official, often telling voters: "You know me". Handel handled Trump gingerly during the campaign. Read More »

Hospital: Scalise upgraded to fair condition

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When Scalise arrived at MedStar Washington Hospital after the shooting, the doctor who treated him said Scalise had gone into shock from blood loss and his condition was "as critical as it could be". Amy Klobuchar, D, Minnesota Senator says, "I was there with the 25,000 people joined in, all four leaders were out on the field actually looking like they liked each other". Read More »

Does Trump think Russia hacked the election? Spicer doesn't know

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Reminded by the questioner, Trey Yingst of One America News Network, that 16 US intelligence agencies had concluded that Russian Federation did engage in cyberattacks to influence the election, Spicer said, "I understand". "I'd be glad to touch base". They are allowed to be snarky, although I take issue with this description because the questions being asked are not snarky, they are vital and it's not the reporters' fault that this White House can't or won't answer them. Read More »

Remains Of 7 Sailors Killed In US Ship Collision Return Home

The coast guard initially said the collision occurred at 2:20 a.m. because the Philippine ship had reported it at 2:25 a.m. and said it just happened. meaning the container ship waited 55 minutes before contacting the coast guard, according to the Japan Coast Guard. Given that this was where the damage to the destroyer was inflicted, questions will be raised over whether the USA ship could have been at fault. Read More »

USA southwest swelters in one of its hottest summers

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Phoenix time, could impact flight operations". The forecast had called for a high of 120 degrees in Phoenix , which the city hasn't seen in more than two decades. Death Valley , California , reached 125 Tuesday and Palm Springs hit 121, still a degree lower than the same day previous year. The hot conditions are labeled as a classic pre-monsoon heat event for the Southwest region and not a particular climactic phenomenon, NWS said. Read More »

Father of Otto Warmbier, American held captive by North Korea, speaks out

University of Cincinnati said Warmbier shows no signs of botulism . He appears unable to speak, does not respond to verbal commands and appears unaware of his surroundings. The student's father, Fred Warmbier doesn't believe that his son's condition was caused by a sleeping pill and botulism , as told by North Korean officials. Read More »

Extremely Dramatic New Video Shows Actual Philando Castile Shooting

The squad vehicle video , as well as other evidence from the investigation, has come out four days after Officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter for fatally shooting the school cafeteria worker in his auto as his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter were sitting with him. Read More »

Woman who urged friend to kill himself found guilty of manslaughter

Roy to ‘get back in the truck constitutes wanton and reckless conduct by Ms. Carter , ” the judge said . She cannot apply for or obtain a passport, nor can she leave MA without permission from a judge. And all the while, Carter kept goading him to do what he had said so many times he would do. Carter's lawyer says she tried to talk Roy out of suicide for months, but he was determined to kill himself. Read More »

Dem loss in Georgia underscores party challenges

Handel will succeed former Rep. Tom Price, whom Trump tapped as his secretary of health and human services earlier this year. According to CNN, Ossoff had called Handel to congratulate her for the victory. The victories gave Trump a chance to gloat. In her victory remarks Tuesday night, Handel acknowledged the shooting and paid homage to Scalise, who she said would frequently text her encouraging messages before he was injured. Read More »

Gunman acted alone in shooting of congressman, not terrorism

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Suzanne Hodgkinson, his wife of 30 years, said he told her he was going to Washington, D.C . to "work on taxes" and "change the tax brackets". Prior to his trip, local police went to his house in response to complaints he was conducting target practice there but concluded he wasn't breaking the law. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy to hit US Gulf Coast late Wednesday

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Dry air will likely keep the storm from strengthening today, forecasters said. Officials are calling Tropical Storm Cindy "a rain event", but they will not treat it as so. Tuesday that Cindy is still stationary over the central Gulf of Mexico. Forecasts say the storm could produce overall rainfall of 6-9 inches (15-23 cms) with isolated amounts of up to 12 inches (30 cms) in spots in southeastern Louisiana and southern parts of Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle through ... Read More »

Dashcam video shows officer firing seven shots into Castile car

After the firing ends, he screams, "Don't pull it out!" "If the officer would've exercised more caution, it may not have escalated as fast", he said . "He was trying to get out his ID and his wallet out his pocket, and he let the officer know that he was, that he had a firearm and that he was reaching for his wallet and the officer just shot him in his arm". Read More »

South Mississippi waking up to street flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy

It had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 kph) and was moving west-northwest at 21 miles per hour (33 kph). Governors in Louisiana and Alabama declared a state of emergency , while Texas increased its state of preparedness and Florida's governor warned residents in the northwest part of his state to stay alert for flooding and heavy rain. Read More »

President Moon clarifies his North Korea policies to United States media

U.S citizen Otto Warmbier who was arrested while on a tourist visit to North Korea in January 2016 has died following his release from prison, The Washington Post reports . Beijing , which wants resumed US negotiations with North Korea, was hoping for "positive outcomes" from Wednesday's dialogue, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said. Read More »

Anger at video of police shooting of black driver Philando Castile

During the stop, Castile calmly told Yanez: "Sir, I do have to tell you, I have a firearm on me". After pulling Castile's auto over, Yanez exits his cruiser and tells Castile his brake light is broken. Hutchinson, who said he has a concealed-carry permit, also said the video left room for reasonable doubt, because it didn't show where the gun was. Read More »

A look at Illinois' budget mess as lawmakers head to Capitol

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The first-term Republican delivered a brief address from the Old State Capitol on Tuesday, the evening before legislators were set to begin a special session on the budget. The governor will cancel any remaining special session days if the General Assembly enacts the compromise balanced budget plan prior to June 30. Luckily, they will find his balanced budget, with his requested reforms, awaiting approval in the House that already passed the Senate. Read More »

NY state poised to adopt "buy American" policy on steel

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North Carolina and Alaska now allow children as young as 14 to marry with parental and judicial consent. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation putting an end to child marriage in the Empire State. Child brides are 31% more likely to live in poverty when they are older and three times more likely to be victims of domestic abuse than women who get married later, it said. Read More »

As Temperatures Rise, Flex Alerts are Issued to Conserve Energy

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It's a big deal, and it's going to have a real impact on your activities this week, and it will require residents to change their routines, especially with some chores around the house. and after 9 p.m., and setting air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher", the agency said. "It's the same as driving your auto - if you run your vehicle 24 hours a day at full speed, at high temperatures, eventually something will break down", said Robert Villegas, a spokesman for Southern California Edison. Read More »

Trump to make announcement on any Comey tapes this week

Spicer has been having a hard time as press secretary, to say the least. Among the stronger stands, CNN's Jim Acosta declared Spicer to be "kind of useless" and bravely tweeted a photo of the ugly anchor socks he was wearing to drive home his point. Read More »

Gunman was angry with Trump's policies

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Mo Brooks of Alabama, Jeff Duncan of SC, and Trent Franks of Arizona. Law enforcement officials proceeded Friday with their investigation of the attack at a suburban Virginia park, including examining Hodgkinson's social media activities and his home in Belleville, Illinois. Read More »

USA lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

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Scalise's condition was upgraded to "serious", from "critical" after undergoing another surgery on Saturday, according to a statement from Dr. Jack Sava , the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center . The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson , who had lashed out against US President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media. "By playing tonight we are showing the world that we will not be intimidated by threats, acts of violence or assaults on our ... Read More »

No one knows what the GOP health plan is, even Republicans

At a Rose Garden ceremony minutes after the bill's narrow House passage last month , Trump called it " a great plan ". [Trump] made clear that the Senate needs to pass a bill that Republicans are able to more easily defend and is not viewed as an attack on Americans from low-income households, as the House bill has been portrayed by critics, the sources said .... Read More »

Amateur Radio Field Day Set for This Weekend

Members of the Portage County Amateur Radio Service will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 24 and 25 at Freedom Township Park, located at S.R. "That's the beauty of Amateur Radio during a communications outage". Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. Among the services provided by the organization are direct communications support and the ability to handle health and welfare messages into and out of a disaster area as well as communications ... Read More »

CNN projects Handel win over Ossoff in most expensive House race ever

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On Tuesday, Republican Karen Handel defeated Jon Ossoff , a Democrat , in the race for Georgia's 6th Congressional District seat. With 81 percent of precincts reporting, Handel was declared the victor with 52.5 percent of the vote, compared to Ossoff's 47.5 percent, according to the Associated Press. Read More »

Lawyer: Family seeks justice in police killing

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Lyles was shot and killed by police on Sunday after police say she came at them armed with a knife. The transcript released by police officials states that the second officers says into a radio, " We need help " and that Lyles carried two knives after stating that he does not have a taser. Read More »

Dashcam Footage of Philando Castile's Death Released

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I told him, 'Can I see your license?' He told me had a firearm and I told him not to reach for it and when he went down to grab, I told him not to reach for it and then he kept it right there and I told him to take his hands off of it. It took the jury four-and-a-half days before they found him not guilty . Castile is heard saying: 'Sir, I do have to tell you, I have a firearm on me.' It is said in a non-threatening tone. Read More »

China has not worked out on North Korea

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Warmbier", he said, adding that at least 10 Americans were freed from North Korea under Obama. As of last month, there were around 40 Americans, the majority of whom are ethnic Koreans, on the faculty of the Pyongyang University of Science & Technology, where both Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song worked. Read More »