Florida Gov. to approve pay raise bill for state workers

The veto comes on the heels of a special session in which state lawmakers largely caved to the governor's wishes to fully fund the state's tourism agency, Visit Florida - a move that was largely rumored to be part of a "backroom deal" between Scott and House Speaker Corcoran in exchange for Scott's signature on Corcoran's top education priority, HB 7069. [Full Article...]

Planning documents for UK tower in fatal fire omitted safety barriers

Planning documents for UK tower in fatal fire omitted safety barriers Speaking in Downing Street, Mrs May said: "When it's possible to identify the cause of this fire, then of course there will be proper investigation and if there are any lessons to be learnt they will be, and action will be taken". One resident said the fire alarm did not go off - bolstering the arguments of a community group, which only months ago had warned of a potential catastrophe at the housi... [Full Article...]

Flint officials charged in water crisis

When Nick Lyon , the head of Michigan's health department, learned of an uptick of Legionnaire's disease in the Flint area in January 2015, he chose not to alert the public to the deadly pathogen lurking in their drinking water . Earlier this year, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission issued a scathing 129-page report , attributing the water crisis to "deeply embedded institutional,... [Full Article...]

Duncan spoke with gunman minutes before shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- Although a gunman shot at congressmen in Alexandria, Virginia the effects of the shooting are resonating here at home in SC. De Santis gave Fox News a similar account, saying he thought the man's approach and questions were "a little odd". [Full Article...]

Did the Alexandria Gunman Ask Whether Victims Were Republicans or Democrats?

Officials said several other people were also wounded. The president and First Lady Melania Trump later visited Scalise, bringing flowers. DeSantis, a military veteran, said that experience helped him take notice of the man who approached his auto asking about political affiliation. [Full Article...]

Sooners hire Ruffin McNeil

Sooners hire Ruffin McNeil Riley's decision to continue calling offensive plays allowed an opportunity to bring in another defensive mind, helping fill the void left when former head coach Bob Stoops retired June 7. "I've been at every level and have done it a lot of different ways", McNeill said in a statement. FBS programs will be able to hire a 10th assistant coach starting in January 2018. [Full Article...]

Under pressure to soften Brexit, PM May meets Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets UK, said the market is confident that a deal between the Conservatives and DUP will be achieved. Earlier in the week ministers had already said the Queen's Speech was likely to be set back from its scheduled date of Monday June 19, because of ongoing negotiations. [Full Article...]

Michigan Health Chief Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter Over Flint Water Crisis

He is accused of failing to alert the public about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area, which has been linked by some experts to poor water quality in 2014-15. Flint started using water from the Flint River in 2014 but didn't treat it with a corrosion control program. People can get sick if they inhale mist or vapor, typically from cooling systems. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers Come Together In Bipartisan Support of Steve Scalise

Lawmakers Come Together In Bipartisan Support of Steve Scalise Mike Doyle told ABC News. A government official says Hodgkinson is the suspect in the Virginia shooting that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and several others. "We were doing batting practice", said Sen. Rep. Jeff Duncan said in a statement that he was at the practice and said "saw the shooter". More than two dozen shots can be heard in the video, which was filmed by eyewitness Noah Na... [Full Article...]

Kiwi up as USA data disappoints

Kiwi up as USA data disappoints She added that the balance sheet normalization could be put into effect "relatively soon". The committee said the system of gradually escalating caps on the amount of maturing securities whose proceeds aren't reinvested each month will likely begin at a total $10 billion a month and increase by the same amount every three months until it reaches $50 billion. [Full Article...]

US Fed raises interest rates

Fed chair Jane Yellen. In its statement following a two-day meeting, the Fed's policy-setting committee indicated the economy had been expanding moderately, the labor market continued to strengthen and a recent softening in inflation was seen as transitory. [Full Article...]

No Virtual Reality Support for Xbox One X, Confirms Marketing Chief

Why should I buy an Xbox One X? "This is the world's most powerful console, aimed at your gaming customer who's looking for the premier experience", Spencer said. You probably already know about God of War , Detroit: Become Human and Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite as they've been talked about by Sony for a while now. [Full Article...]

Michigan Officials Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter For Flint Water Crisis

Five of the officials, including Michigan Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon , were charged with involuntary manslaughter stemming from their roles in handling the crisis, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Trump Visits Lawmaker Recovering From Shooting at Baseball Practice in Virginia

Trump Visits Lawmaker Recovering From Shooting at Baseball Practice in Virginia U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, of Forest Hills, plays on the Democratic team. "There's usually a Capitol Police officer in a vehicle in a parking lot several hundred yards away, but no one on near the field like the Scalise detail was", Matt Dinkel, the spokesman for Democrat coach Rep. [Full Article...]

Michigan Health Chief is Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in Flint Case

Eden Wells, Michigan's chief medical executive, was also charged Wednesday with obstruction of justice and lying to a police officer. Outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area following the water switch were tied to the deaths. [Full Article...]

A Look at How Trump's Climate Moves Affect the Coal Industry

A Look at How Trump's Climate Moves Affect the Coal Industry If nothing else, it conveyed the message the United States was committed to its rhetoric in being a global leader in climate change mitigation. The government has pledged that greenhouse gas emissions will peak no later than 2030 under the Paris pact , and start to fall after then. [Full Article...]

Game on: Tragedy won't stop annual baseball game

Mr Sanders swiftly responded to reports the suspect had volunteered on his presidential campaign. He will recover from this assault - and Steve, I want you to know that you have the prayers not only of the entire city behind you, but of an entire nation, and frankly the entire world. [Full Article...]

Suspected North Korean drone photographs US missile-defense site

Mattis said the " most urgent and risky threat to peace and security is North Korea ", adding that its "continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them has increased in pace and scope", a statement he has made in the past. [Full Article...]

USA lawmaker, others in hospital after shooting at baseball practice

USA lawmaker, others in hospital after shooting at baseball practice The bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. "Pray for Steve!" Trump said on Twitter after visiting the hospital this morning. The Democrats were practicing at a field not far from the Republicans and Sen. It's got to stop . "It's one of the better bipartisan things so to decide to shoot up a bipartisan game that actually raises... [Full Article...]

Low blood supply has led to a critical need for donations

Low blood supply has led to a critical need for donations How can I help?' Blood loss resulting from traumatic injuries can lead to deaths. In the USA, someone needs blood every two seconds, according to the Red Cross. You have the most precious resource of all: the ability to save a life by donating blood! What are the basic health requirements to become a blood donor? "But we need donors to come in for all blood types". [Full Article...]

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