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Forecasters call for nothing but sunshine Monday in the metro

Forecasters call for nothing but sunshine Monday in the metro Southwest wind 10 to 16 miles per hour. Sunday's official high was 91 degrees, recorded at 4:13 p.m.at Lehigh Valley International Airport. Tuesday . Wednesday Night . A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. According to the National Weather Service from Blacksburg, strong high pressure will dominate the weather through the early part of this week bringing more summer like wea... [Full Article...]

Alert issues for missing 9-year-old

Alert issues for missing 9-year-old The missing child alert has been issued for Sebastian Meachum. Florida Department of Law Enforcement believes Meachum may be with 39-year-old Tony Hughes and 39-year-old Chrissy Hughes. Chrissy Hughes, 39, is described as a white female with brown hair and blue eyes. Investigators said the couple may be driving a 2012 Nautic Global Group 18-foot boat. [Full Article...]

Bette Midler Takes Them All, Wins Tony Award for "Hello, Dolly!"

Bette Midler Takes Them All, Wins Tony Award for Laurie Metcalf won her first Tony , winning best actress honors in " A Doll's House, Part 2 ". When "Dolly!" won for Best Revival of Musical, Rudin brought the entire "Dolly" team onstage. Best actor victor Kevin Kline summed up the mood by saluting the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts), which faces funding cuts under the Trump regime. [Full Article...]

Trump faces new lawsuit over business empire

Trump faces new lawsuit over business empire Officials in Maryland and the U.S. capital Washington will sue President Donald Trump for accepting payments and benefits from foreign governments through his business empire, news reports said Sunday night. "The emoluments clauses command that the President put the country first and not his own personal interest first". "We're getting in here to be the check and balance that it appears Cong... [Full Article...]

Russian opposition leader Navalny arrested

Russian opposition leader Navalny arrested That could mean a repeat of scenes in March, when hundreds of people were detained during a peaceful rally against corruption - many of them, teenagers. But Navalny said late on Sunday that the authorities had pressured firms into refusing to supply him and his allies with sound and video equipment to make themselves heard and seen, a move he said was created to humiliate protesters. [Full Article...]

Minnesota Officer Who Shot Philando Castile: 'I Had No Other Choice'

Minnesota Officer Who Shot Philando Castile: 'I Had No Other Choice' Officer Jeronimo Yanez who fatally shot Philando Castile in his auto while his girlfriend and 4-year-old daughter were sitting in the vehicle, sobbed while telling jurors what happened from his vantage point. Yanez said he pulled Castile's vehicle over because the driver gave him a "deer in the headlights" look when he drove past. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced the charges against ... [Full Article...]

Kellyanne Conway's Husband Rips Into Trump's Travel Ban On Twitter

The courts in January halted Trump's initial order, which banned travel from seven majority-Muslim countries and indefinitely halted entry to Syrian refugees. Zapotosky argues that Trump's new endorsement of the first version of the "travel ban" also helps build a case that it was motivated by religious bias - but again, he fails to explain how. [Full Article...]

Skoug, TCU topple Missouri St 3-2 in super regional opener

Skoug, TCU topple Missouri St 3-2 in super regional opener The three other spots will be filled Sunday night and Monday. The Frogs answered the Bears' run with one of their own in the bottom of the inning, using a leadoff walk and a two-out single by Ryan Merrill to even the game at 1. That was more than enough support for Howard and Sean Wymer, and the Frogs tacked on some more insurance runs late. Howard, the first TCU pitcher with consecutive 10-... [Full Article...]

More arrests after Tehran attack

More arrests after Tehran attack Iran says it has killed the alleged mastermind of twin attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran , and arrested almost 50 people in connection with those assaults, officials said . Iranian lawmakers invited the intelligence minister, interior minister and also the deputy head of the Revolutionary Guards to Parliament yesterday to report on the biggest security breach in the country in more tha... [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico votes in favor of statehood

Just 23 percent of Puerto Rican voters turned out for Sunday's non-binding referendum, but about 97 percent of them cast their ballot in favor of statehood. Becoming the 51st star on the U.S. flag would instill "new hope" in Puerto Ricans, she told AFP, as well as sorely needed economic aid. Quinones said many of her relatives are among the almost half a million Puerto Ricans who have moved to t... [Full Article...]

No DUP deal with Theresa May after statement made 'in error'

No DUP deal with Theresa May after statement made 'in error' In reassembling her ministerial team , Mrs May will be under pressure to choose figures who will help unify the party and restore her authority following a disappointing election result. Despite earlier saying that a cabinet meeting had been scheduled for Saturday, a spokesman said May would not be holding one but would name more members of her cabinet. [Full Article...]

Iowa City mayor signs in support of the Paris Agreement

Iowa City mayor signs in support of the Paris Agreement A clear majority of Americans disagrees with the decision to withdraw. The agreement, a partially legally-binding commitment, proposed to free the world of fossil fuels by the end of the century. Other members include New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Delaware, Vermont, Virginia, Rhode Island, Minnesota, California, Oregon, and Washington state. [Full Article...]

A newer, gentler Tony Award telecast

A newer, gentler Tony Award telecast Besides best musical , the other race Come From Away fans will be watching closely is Jenn Colella's nomination for best performance by a featured actress in a musical. The ceremony was hosted by Oscar victor, stage veteran and star of the hit TV series House of Cards , Kevin Spacey . First-time Tony nominee Ben Platt won for best actor in a musical for his role in "Dear Evan Hansen ". [Full Article...]

Are there Trump tapes? Congress is asking, and it may issue subpoenas

Asked if he would speak to the issue under oath, Trump said: "100 percent". Discussing the meeting in which Comey says Trump asked him to back off Flynn, Democratic Sen. But on the topic of legal confidentiality, Cohn said the contents of a conversation with the president don't automatically become classified just because the conversation was private or potentially damaging. [Full Article...]

Winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8M sold in California

The almost half-a-billion dollar jackpot is the seventh largest in Powerball history, and reportedly the tenth largest in USA lottery history. The deli sold the winning ticket for Saturday's $447.8 million grand prize drawing, the 10th largest lottery prize in USA history. [Full Article...]

GOP Senator: Trump 'Clearly Does Not Fully Understand or Appreciate the Boundaries'

GOP Senator: Trump 'Clearly Does Not Fully Understand or Appreciate the Boundaries' A day before Mr Comey's testimony, two top spy chiefs, NSA director Mike Rogers and Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, both refused to answer when Intelligence Committee members inquired whether Mr Trump had ever "asked" them to help ease the probe. [Full Article...]

Sheriff Says Orlando Workplace Shooter 'Had A Plan'

There were no charges at that time, and that employee was not one of the people killed Monday. The Orange County Sheriff's Office chaplain was on site to offer support. The victim of that incident was not among the dead Monday, Demings said. Scott's comments about the Orlando area's challenges were in reference to the shooting on June 12, 2016, at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando . [Full Article...]

Hawaii Becomes America's First State To Join The Paris Climate Accord

President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Paris agreement last week. "While the specifics are a bit vague, the political message is clear: to keep pace with environmental commitments made as part of the Paris accord". The bills' signage came with the support of four Hawaiian county mayors, who have joined hundreds of other mayors across the USA in signing a commitment agreement. [Full Article...]

California deli owner feels 'blessed' after selling $447 million Powerball ticket

After weeks with no winning numbers, one lucky ticket was sold in California Saturday night. He said locals are "shocked and surprised" at the news, and that many have already come into the shop to buy more lottery tickets (of course, the next jackpot was only a paltry $40 million as of Sunday afternoon because of the big win). [Full Article...]

Half-staff flags, bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre

Half-staff flags, bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre A year after the worst mass shooting in modern USA history, residents in Florida were remembering the 49 patrons who were killed at a gay nightclub with three services at the Pulse club and a large evening gathering in the heart of downtown Orlando. [Full Article...]


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