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Author: 0 Deliberations in Milwaukee police shooting enter second day

One of the bigger issues during the trial involved the fact that Smith - who was indisputably carrying a gun at the start of the 12-second on-foot pursuit - was not holding the firearm during both moments when Heaggan-Brown shot him. The second and fatal shot was sacked after Smith tossed his gun and dropped to the ground. Using frame-by-frame video from the officers' body cameras, prosecutors argued that while the first shot fired by Mr.

National SLUH's Howard helps TCU stay alive in College World Series
Author: 0 SLUH's Howard helps TCU stay alive in College World Series

TCU was the pre-season favorite for the title, but had no answers for Florida starting pitcher, first round draft pick Alex Faedo. "I felt like I was attacking the strike zone from the beginning and I was able to carry that through". Brian Howard isn't going to knock Morrison off that perch - Morrison spent four years in the rotation and posted a 1.85 career ERA. "You just have to grind it out and I thought our guys really did that today ".

National Cosby trial accuser thanks supporters for love, kindness
Author: 0 Cosby trial accuser thanks supporters for love, kindness

The presiding judge Steven O'Neill declared Cosby's trial in a mistrial Saturday after the jury of seven men and five women deliberated for five days in Montgomery County. Huxtable, to convict Fat Albert. that he couldn't have done this disgusting thing". But it was Cosby's reputation as a public moralist who urged young people to pull up their saggy trousers and start acting responsibly that prompted a federal judge to unseal portions of an explosive deposition he gave more than a decade ...

Author: 0 17-Year-Old Killed After Leaving Mosque

Sunday and assaulted her. Martinez Torres caught up with them in a nearby parking lot, got out of his vehicle armed with a baseball bat and began chasing the group, she said . Police said she was 17, while the county prosecutor's office said she was 16, the Post reported. Instead, they say his "anger over the encounter" with the teens led to the violence, and they are calling the incident an act of road rage .

National 6 killed in 25-vehicle pileup at New Mexico-Arizona line
Author: 0 6 killed in 25-vehicle pileup at New Mexico-Arizona line

Drivers are advised to pull over when visibility is low and to wait until the dust settles to resume driving. The dust comes from vacant desert land in the largely rural area. Officials said blowing dust, which was present at the time of the crash, caused the pileup. Christiansen said towing the damaged vehicles was a slow process and the area lacked enough tow trucks.

National US Catholic bishops' committee dismayed over Trump's new direction on Cuba
Author: 0 US Catholic bishops' committee dismayed over Trump's new direction on Cuba

There may be a good reason for that. "Overall, people are more supportive of President Obama's Cuba policy". No more self-guided tours-but visitors can still bring back rum and cigars. Republican Gov. Chris Christie has urged the Trump administration to make Chesimard's return to the United States part of any change in Cuba policy.

Author: 0 Nabra Hassanen killed in 'road rage incident'

Police say Martinez Torres, who was armed with a baseball bat, later began chasing the group, caught up with Hassanen and attacked her. "It appears that the suspect became so enraged over this traffic argument that it escalated into deadly violence", she told a news conference .

National TMZ: Carrie Fisher's Death & Beyonce's Twins
Author: 0 TMZ: Carrie Fisher's Death & Beyonce's Twins

The investigation into Carrie Fisher's death took a turn on Monday when the toxicology report showed she had used cocaine within hours of her death, and somewhat recently heroin and MDMA as well. The Los Angeles acting chief coroner Dr Christopher Rogers recorded her cause of death as sleep apnoea , where breathing cuts out during slumber, and various other "undetermined factors".

National Georgia race finally heads to voters; DC watching closely
Author: 0 Georgia race finally heads to voters; DC watching closely

More than 140,000 voters cast their ballots early - an astounding number for a special election , and one that almost matches presidential contests. Ms Handel disavowed the ad, which blames the "violent left" for the shooting and suggests such acts would continue if Mr Ossoff wins.

National Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays
Author: 0 Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays

A Tennessee Republican senator on Tuesday said he hasn't yet been shown the GOP bill to repeal and replace major parts of Obamacare that his party's leadership expects him and his colleagues to vote for next week. "Obamacare continues to collapse", McConnell said. "I've always said I would have preferred a more open process", Sen. Analysts said 23 million more Americans would be without health care under the House bill.

Author: 0 Gerrymandering: Drawing districts for political advantage

Finally, there is no question that greatly altering district boundaries makes elections more competitive, and since Republicans have been the primary benefactors of the current wave of partisan gerrymanders , clearly Democrats will disproportionally benefit from redistricting of this kind.

National Massive fire burning near Big Bear Lake in Southern California
Author: 0 Massive fire burning near Big Bear Lake in Southern California

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed between Highway 18 and Van Dusen, and the Doble Trail Campground and Tanglewood Group Campground are closed. The cause is under investigation. The Big Bear Fire Department clarified on Twitter that reports of mandatory evacuation were erronous, and that no evacuations were now in effect.

Author: 0 Southwest Celebrates First Day Of Summer With Heat Wave

As temperatures are set to soar to record-breaking levels across the southwestern part of the United States this week, the health dangers can not be underestimated. ET on Monday - said he'd warned his crew to expect a long day, "especially Tuesday and Wednesday". According to a statement from American Airlines , the company's American Eagle regional flights use the Bombardier CRJ aircraft, which has a maximum operating temperature of 118 degrees Fahrenheit.

National Lawmakers play in Congressional Baseball Game
Author: 0 Lawmakers play in Congressional Baseball Game

Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death. Nonetheless, said Sava, "We fully expect him to be able to walk" and "hopefully run". "I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago", Sava said.

National 'Secret' health care bill takes shape
Author: 0 'Secret' health care bill takes shape

The sanctions measure passed 98-2 with only Sens. McConnell told reporters Tuesday a vote on that bill will be held once the Congressional Budget Office has analyzed the impact of the legislation. They held the Senate floor for several hours late Monday and forced McConnell to turn aside requests to require Senate committees to debate and vote on the measure, a step in the legislative process that GOP leaders have foregone.

National USA coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea
Author: 0 USA coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

However, the New York Times reports that a senior USA intelligence official said they have reason to believe Warmbier was beaten in custody. "He should have been brought home a long time ago". The three Americans now in captivity in North Korea are Kim Dong Chul, Tony Kim , and Kim Hak Song . Group tours to North Korea that depart from China are expensive.

National Supreme Court pushes Redskins' name fight back to society
Author: 0 Supreme Court pushes Redskins' name fight back to society

This is strong medicine, both in terms of the support it offers free speech and in terms of what it requires of those who do take offense at expressions likely to enjoy court protection as a result of this opinion - specifically the Washington football team's name...

National NYC fire officials say 2 people injured at construction site
Author: 0 NYC fire officials say 2 people injured at construction site

Dozens of firefighters were dispatched to a construction site in Queens, New York after a dropped crane load injured at least two people and trapped a third, according to New York Fire Department officials. They said a load of materials that had been placed on the roof for renovation fell through the roof - possibly all the way to the basement. Fire officials say the third worker was trapped under a "few thousand pounds of construction material" in the building's basement for over an hour ...

National 7 hurt during Myrtle Beach shooting, carjacking
Author: 0 7 hurt during Myrtle Beach shooting, carjacking

One of the men took out a gun and shot the person he was fighting and continued to shoot multiple rounds. The shooter then hijacked a vehicle and fled - but not before firing additional gunshots at people in the crowd, Crosby said. "Then, they started shooting", he said later. Myrtle Beach police responded to a reported shooting at the Dunes Village on Sunday night. The third shooting occurred Sunday morning just after midnight, at 12:25 a.m.

National USA lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement
Author: 0 USA lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement

Scalise was shot in the hip, and the bullet damaged bone, blood vessels and internal organs. Nonetheless, Sava said, "We fully expect him to be able to walk" and "hopefully run". "My dear friend Steve Scalise took a bullet for all of us", Trump said. Hodgkinson posted content favorable to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on his social media accounts and signed a Change.org petition for the removal of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

Author: 0 Seattle police shoot, kill woman who reported burglary

Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez for the July killing of Philando Castile . Cousin Robin Cockerherm said Lyles, was "78 pounds wet". According to the dash cam audio , they seemed to be having a normal conversation with her, as she tells them about what's been stolen - she confirms a missing Xbox.

National Senate Votes 98-2 to Impose New Sanctions on Iran, Russia
Author: 0 Senate Votes 98-2 to Impose New Sanctions on Iran, Russia

Brown also said the veto-proof vote on the sanctions package should send a strong signal to the White House. The sanctions are in response to the violation of the territorial integrity of the Ukraine and Crimea, cyber-attacks and interference in elections and continuing aggression in Syria.

National Student released by North Korea now at hospital
Author: 0 Student released by North Korea now at hospital

He was sentenced in March 2016 after a televised tearful public confession to trying to steal a propaganda banner. Yun demanded his release and North Korea complied on Tuesday, according to the State Department. Yun then met last week with the North Korean ambassador at the U.N.in NY. He said the United States continues to have talks with Pyongyang about three other American citizens who are reportedly detained in the North.

Author: 0 GOP Data Firm Exposes Info Gathered on 198M Americans

Among the personal contact information found on the insecure server were how individual voters felt about certain hot button issues such as stem cell research, gun ownership, and abortion . Previously, 191 million records were exposed by data company i360. While Deep Root Analytics told Gizmodo that their data was not intended for any particular client, the telling fact remains that they were contracted by the GOP for $983,000 a year ago and by and large the firm works predominately with ...

National NFL's Kaepernick Compares Cops to Fugitive Slave Patrols
Author: 0 NFL's Kaepernick Compares Cops to Fugitive Slave Patrols

Yanez pulled over 32-year-old Castile for a broken taillight in July 2016. The aftermath of the shooting was filmed by Philando's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , who posted it online, reports the Star Tribune. Slave patrols were common in southern USA states where white men would monitor and enforce discipline on black slaves. The verdict triggered protests in St.Paul by hundreds of people, who view it as another example of how police reforms have failed to end violence against black ...

Author: 0 Trump confirms he's under investigation for firing former FBI Director James Comey

During his testimony before Congress on June 8, Comey stated that he thinks Trump sacked him in order to disrupt the FBI's investigation, according to Reuters. Trump was set to escape the Washington pressure cooker on Saturday. In response to the stories, Trump, in tweets, expressed frustration, saying he is the target of "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history".

Author: 0 Sex-Offender Social Media Ban Thrown Out by US Supreme Court

Packingham sought to have the charges dismissed, arguing that the 2008 law infringes on the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. The case before the court focused on a sex offender prosecuted after posting on Facebook about beating a traffic ticket.

Author: 0 Tropical Storm Bret forms east of Windward Islands

Hurricane hunters are scheduled to fly through this storm on Monday, if necessary. Increased seas, heavy rain and locally gusty winds are expected to be the main threats from this potential tropical cyclone in the Windward Islands. Forecasters there said two relied-upon computer models - the ECMWF and GFS - keep the system well south of Alabama. The metros (and surrounding suburbs) of New Orleans and Houston could see large impacts from this system depending on the exact track.

National Supreme Court to hear case from Wisconsin on partisan redistricting
Author: 0 Supreme Court to hear case from Wisconsin on partisan redistricting

The nine-member high court granted Wisconsin's request, despite opposition from the four liberal justices, to put on hold the lower court's order requiring the state to redraw its electoral maps by November 1. Although the court did not explain its willingness to schedule a hearing at the same time that it voted to block the lower court ruling in the meantime, its actions on Monday were not favorable to the challengers of the Wisconsin plan.

National Spicer is 'kind of useless'
Author: 0 Spicer is 'kind of useless'

Reporters on Monday cried foul after the White House announced that it would hold another daily briefing off-camera and off-mic, further fueling concerns among journalists that the Trump administration is ducking questions from the press.

Author: 0 Severe thunderstorm and flash flood watches today

Do not cross flooded roadways - 6 inches of water is enough to knock someone off their feet, and 12 inches of rain can float a vehicle. Rainfall could be heavy enough at times to quickly flood roads and cause washouts, making them impassable.

National Justices say government can't refuse disparaging trademarks
Author: 0 Justices say government can't refuse disparaging trademarks

He's often noted that the band and its its name have strong support in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, unlike the Washington Redskins , now engaged in their own legal battle over the team's trademark. The decision is a victory for members of an Asian-American rock band who call themselves " The Slants ". The team's appeal, also on free speech grounds, was put on hold in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, pending the outcome of The Slants' case.

National Cuban foreign minister: We will not buckle in face of Trump's sanctions
Author: 0 Cuban foreign minister: We will not buckle in face of Trump's sanctions

Trump painted his moves as a fulfillment of his campaign promise to reverse the thaw begun under the Obama administration, saying Cuba had failed to make progress improving human rights. Grupo de Administracion Empresarial SA, known as GAESA, a state-run, military-affiliated conglomerate, owns nearly all of the retail chains in Cuba and 57 of the mainly foreign-run hotels on the island.

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