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Wildfire threatens Utah ski resort town of Brian Head

Wildfire threatens Utah ski resort town of Brian Head The town of Brian Head is immediately threatened. About 750 people have been evacuated from the town of Brian Head, and Highway 143 was closed from Second Left Hand Canyon to Highway 148 near Cedar Breaks National Monument. Town marshals in Brian Head, Utah, ordered the entire town evacuated as a wildfire that already engulfed 350 acres in just a few hours Saturday afternoon approached populated a... [Full Article...]

Iran: Mastermind behind Tehran attacks killed

The statement also said the attackers had first returned to Iran in July-August 2016 as part of a network intending "to carry out terrorist operations in religious cities", but were forced to flee after their cell was dismantled. The Revolutionary Guard Corps, meanwhile, has accused Saudi Arabia and the US of standing behind Wednesday's deadly attacks. "In this bill, filled entirely with the... [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico overwhelmingly votes for possible statehood

Puerto Rico overwhelmingly votes for possible statehood Sunday's referendum was boycotted by opposition parties, including those which support independence. June 12, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The governor of Puerto Rico , Ricardo Rosselló, announced this afternoon that he will visit Washington, D.C., following the victory of statehood in the status consultation held today on the Island, to notify Congress, the White House, and global f... [Full Article...]

Doctors call Scalise's condition improved

Doctors call Scalise's condition improved Steve Scalise during practice days before. The congressional baseball match pits Republicans against Democrats. For the game, which began in 1909, members of the Senate and House of Representatives donned uniforms representing teams from their constituencies for the game and many topped them with hats from Louisiana State University, Mr Scalise's alma mater, as a tribute. [Full Article...]

Scalise Upgraded to 'Serious' Condition After Another Surgery

Scalise Upgraded to 'Serious' Condition After Another Surgery Medstar Washington Hospital Centre released the update on behalf of the Scalise family. "I think that his risk of death right now is substantially lower than when he came in. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stood side by side to shout: "Let's play ball!" and the crowd chanted "U-S-A!" ... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Strikes Down NC Law Banning Sex Offenders From Social Media

A lower court upheld the law, but lawyers for Lester Gerard Packingham - who is a registered sex offender - say it is too broad and swept in their client even though his Facebook posting concerned the fact that his parking ticket was dismissed. [Full Article...]

Russian diplomat condemns US for downing Syrian fighter jet

Russian diplomat condemns US for downing Syrian fighter jet A "hotline" for Russian and us military officials to talk about activity within the zones was established in 2015 . The downing of the Syrian warplane, an Su-22, was confirmed by an official press statement from Operation Inherent Resolve, the US-led worldwide task force against IS, which accused the Syrian government of targeting fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces , a Kurdish-le... [Full Article...]

Severe weather expected to affect 60 million Americans Monday

Throughout the morning Monday, we have a mix of sun and clouds overhead with the occasional shower rolling through. The main severe weather threat would be from locally damaging winds, hail, risky cloud-to-ground lightning and some isolated tornadoes. [Full Article...]

Louisville builds big lead, holds off Aggies for 8-4 CWS win

Louisville builds big lead, holds off Aggies for 8-4 CWS win Henzman said he'd like to see Sunday's blueprint a couple more times in Omaha . Fitch fell behind 0-2 before sending a 3-2 pitch right to drive in two, pushing the lead to 4-0. "I think Sam's been the X factor, a little under the radar", McDonnell said. But when you look at the numbers, they're very impressive. In a middle relief role like he's in, sometimes you don't get as much attention, it's ... [Full Article...]

Aaron Judge crushes two more HRs; New York Yankees blast Baltimore Orioles

Aaron Judge crushes two more HRs; New York Yankees blast Baltimore Orioles Both players are hitting over.300 and four regulars hold averages above.300, giving the Yankees a.269 team average. After beginning the season as a backup, Aaron Hicks has been one of the best players in the American League. "That might've been the furthest one I've ever seen", NY manager Joe Girardi said . "He is leading the league in All-Star votes, and if the MVP were voted on today, he... [Full Article...]

Reports say Mueller probe now examining Trump, officials over possible obstruction

Reports say Mueller probe now examining Trump, officials over possible obstruction The ex-FBI chief, James Comey , last week outlined awkward meetings with Trump and said the President made him uncomfortable discussing the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. File image of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. And a person familiar with Trump's thinking said Tuesday morning that it's "unlikely" the President will fire Mue... [Full Article...]

Lincoln Islamic group offer thoughts and prayers for Finsbury Park attack victims

Lincoln Islamic group offer thoughts and prayers for Finsbury Park attack victims The London Bridge terrorist attack was also committed with a van plowing through pedestrians. "This is being treated as a terrorist attack , and the counter-terrorism command is investigating", said Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu . [Full Article...]

Trump lawyer - President not under investigation in Russia probe

Trump lawyer - President not under investigation in Russia probe The Washington Post reported last week that Robert Mueller - the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election - was looking into whether Trump obstructed justice . Marco Rubio said Sunday that he does not expect Trump to seek to fire them. The investigation has taken a serious turn in recent days, raising the clear possibility that whether M... [Full Article...]

Anti-Sharia law march downtown draws counter protest

Protesters against Sharia Law nationwide. The Southern Poverty Law Center , which tracks hate groups, says ACT for America is the largest grassroots anti-Muslim group in the country. The event was held as the sun went down, signifying the worshipers' breaking of the Ramadan fast for the day. A group of bicycle police officers separated them from dozens rallying against Shariah . [Full Article...]

PresidentTrump's lawyer stresses he is 'not under investigation' by FBI

So no, the president's not under investigation , has not been", he said . "And the best thing that can happen for everybody, the president, the country, our institutions [of] the government, is for a full and thorough and credible investigation that reveals everything". [Full Article...]

Van crashes into London crowd causing numerous casualties, police say

The site of the incident is close to another mosque near the Finsbury Park on the same road. The deadly van attack near a mosque in north London had "all the hallmarks of a terrorist incident", police say. "Right after the [police] auto stopped, a lot of people started pushing this man [the alleged suspect] to the police, as if signalling to arrest him", she stated. [Full Article...]

Afghan police attack kills five police

Afghan police attack kills five police Tabassoom added that there were no civilian casualties as the attack took place in the early morning. Araam said the soldiers returned fire and killed the attacker. On June 11, the insurgents claimed responsibility for a similar attack in which an Afghan soldier killed three U.S. soldiers and wounded a fourth in the eastern province of Nangarhar. [Full Article...]

Possible Storm in the Gulf Next Week

Once there's a well-defined center of low-level circulation, and hurricane hunters collect data on the storm, the models and resulting forecast for this potential system will become more detailed. Downpours and seas will increase as the system develops and strengthens. The tropical system is forecast to move through the Windward Islands and near the eastern coast of Venezuela Monday night and ... [Full Article...]

Justices say government can't refuse disparaging trademarks

After losing in a lower court, the band won at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which ruled 9-3 previous year that "the First Amendment protects even hurtful speech". The Obama administration then appealed to the Supreme Court . The Redskins made similar arguments after the trademark office ruled in 2014 that the name offends American Indians and canceled the team's trademark... [Full Article...]

Hospital Upgrades Scalise Condition To 'Serious,' Says He Is 'More Responsive'

Hospital Upgrades Scalise Condition To 'Serious,' Says He Is 'More Responsive' Thankfully, nobody was killed in the tragedy (with the exception of Hodgkinson), though House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in the hospital. Scalise underwent another surgery on Saturday and "continues to show signs of improvement", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement . [Full Article...]


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