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Lindsey Park to host Fourth of July celebration

Lindsey Park to host Fourth of July celebration Fireworks are shot off from the St. John's Northwestern Military Academy island, but can be seen from the park. Red, White and Blue Ash - Celebrate Independence Day in the northern suburb of Blue Ash with free entertainment starting at 4pm and Rozzi's Famous Fireworks at 10 p.m. [Full Article...]

Mourners in OH remember U.S. student held prisoner by North Korea

The 22-year-old was medically evacuated to the United States last week with severe brain damage. South Korea has said the North bore responsibility for Warmbier's fate and US President Donald Trump has slammed his detention and eventual death as "a total disgrace". [Full Article...]

Erdogan Rejects Arab Demands on Qatar

Nauert said Washington was "mystified that the Gulf states have not released to the public nor to the Qataris the details about the claims that they are making". He also angered the Yemeni government when last month he tweeted that the removal of the president, Abd Rabbuh Hadi, was "a Gulf, Arab and worldwide demand". [Full Article...]

Gov. Scott taps a friend and supporter as next financial chief

Gov. Scott taps a friend and supporter as next financial chief Patronis served in the Florida House from 2006 until 2014. Patronis will succeed current CFO Jeff Atwater who is resigning before his second term is up in order to take a job as vice president at Florida Atlantic University. The other Cabinet posts are attorney general and agriculture commissioner. Scott will also visit Tampa and Pensacola to publicize the high-profile appointment. [Full Article...]

Possible effects of gerrymandering seen in uncontested races

Democrats won 37 of 65 House seats, theoretically five more than would be expected based on their statewide vote share. The AP analyzed the results of last fall's USA and state House elections across the nation, examining the percentage of races lacking major party opposition and calculating state partisan advantages using a statistical method created to detect potential political gerrymandering... [Full Article...]

Finding Votes For Senate Health Care Bill — McConnell's Focus

Trump essentially confirmed that he previously denounced a House Republican health care as "mean", but said a Senate proposal on the floor is a better way to replace the existing Obamacare plan that he says is collapsing. Those are exactly the people the Republicans have been complaining about. It however delays cuts to the Medicaid program and maintains for two years the tax credits includ... [Full Article...]

Waterpark Visitors Save a Young Girl Falling from the Skyride

People and security started to gasp and gather not knowing what to do. She said the teenager was in good spirits. They were able to catch her, but Lent says watching it all unfold was hard. "If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have been there", Howard said. The girl dangling from the ride, and then falling into the arms of people standing below. [Full Article...]

Vettel a disgrace says Hamilton

Battle lines The battle lines were drawn the moment Vettel went into the back of Hamilton's Mercedes during the second of three safety auto periods, the German shaking his fists and pulling alongside to bang wheels in a gesture that looked a lot like "road rage". [Full Article...]

Officer injured in skirmish at SF's downtown Westfield mall

Officer injured in skirmish at SF's downtown Westfield mall The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2s8M25Z) authorities say much of the downtown Westfield San Francisco Centre was closed Sunday evening after the fight. The brawl started between about two dozen people in the food court and grew from there, police said. The affray took place after Sunday's Gay Pride Parade, but police said they do not believe the incident involved a hate cr... [Full Article...]

Trump Says His False Threat of "Tapes" Was Designed to Pressure Comey

Mr Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday, a day before the deadline, that he did not know if there were recordings of his conversations with Mr Comey, but he did not make or have any such recordings. "He's very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome", Trump said. Now Trump acknowledges his claim was a bluff. In the weeks since, Trump, White House press secretary Sean Spicer and o... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court backs church in key religious rights case

Supreme Court backs church in key religious rights case Lawyers for Trinity Lutheran argued that the state's denial of funds for the playground project violated the U.S. Constitution. Trinity Lutheran Church in Missouri, the plaintiff in a potential landmark First Amendment case at the U.S. [Full Article...]

Zuma sends Eid greetings to SA Muslims

Zuma sends Eid greetings to SA Muslims In a statement, Sonowal wished happiness and prosperity to the people saying that Eid-ul-Fitr symbolises amity, fraternity and harmony. It is one of the five pillars of Islam, the others being the profession of faith, the obligation to pray five times a day; charity; and the pilgrimage to Mecca. [Full Article...]

NJ college president defends firing professor over Fox News appearance

NJ college president defends firing professor over Fox News appearance While speaking about an "all-black Memorial Day celebration" hosted by a Black Lives Matter group, Durden, who is black, told the host "you white people are angry because you couldn't use your white privilege card" to attend the event. "The college affirms its right to select employees who represent the institution appropriately and are aligned with our mission". Lisa Durden , an adjunct profes... [Full Article...]

Trump friend clashes with White House over special counsel claims

Trump friend clashes with White House over special counsel claims Rosenstein said that he is the only one now charged with possibly firing Mueller and that he does not see the required "good cause" to do so. "And the reason for that is, that if it is within the scope of Director Mueller's investigation - and I've been a prosecutor for 27 years - we don't want people talking publicly about the subjects of ongoing investigation", he continued. [Full Article...]

USC Student Reported Missing in Peru

USC Student Reported Missing in Peru A spokesperson from the University of SC says Seth Thomas is a second-year medical student who went to Peru to work with a non-profit organization. Early investigation findings suggest that Thomas died in a hiking accident. Mountain rescue crews began searching for Thomas after he did not return eight hours after he had left. "He is working in a clinical program through Augusta University", Hickma... [Full Article...]

Wake school officials: 'We don't have a plan' for funding shortage

Wake school officials: 'We don't have a plan' for funding shortage The school system's $24.2 million shortfall could rise depending on the state budget. "But, we are very clear that we are not sure how that is going to happen today", said Wake County school board Chairwoman Monika Johnson-Hostler. Tim Lavallee with Wake Ed Partnership said the two sides have a decision to make as they evaluate the board's top priorities. Monday's vote wrapped an unusually bitte... [Full Article...]

Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby case

Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby case Jurors told Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill Saturday they were "hopelessly deadlocked" on charges the comedian drugged and molested Andrea Constand. At the time of the incident, she was the director of women's basketball at Temple University, where Mr Cosby was on the board of trustees. "Devastated, but more determined", she said. [Full Article...]

Trump optimistic on health care; some doubtful

As one of five Republican senators that announced opposition to the bill in its current form, Paul said he would consider voting for partial repeal of Obamacare , if there's a stalemate, but argued the Senate bill "isn't anywhere close to repeal". [Full Article...]

GOP Senators Lay Out Demands on Health Bill

GOP Senators Lay Out Demands on Health Bill That's because unanimous opposition is expected from Democrats in a chamber in which Republicans hold a narrow 52-48 majority. "But that's up to the majority leader". That's not sitting well with GOP Sen. US Senator Ron Johnson is one of the five senators opposing the bill. One of the things, of course, they say is that by making it less expensive for young people - would also make it more e... [Full Article...]

Amusement Park Terror: Teen Falls 25 Feet Off Six Flags Ride

Amusement Park Terror: Teen Falls 25 Feet Off Six Flags Ride A 14-year-old girl was injured when she dropped from a ride Saturday night at a Six Flags amusement park in upstate NY, the sheriff's office said. The girl soon lost her grip and dropped down to where the father and daughter were waiting, with the pair breaking the girl's fall , as they tumbled to the ground themselves. [Full Article...]


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