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Virginia: Teenage Muslim Girl Murdered Near Mosque

Virginia: Teenage Muslim Girl Murdered Near Mosque It's a crime motivated by prejudice - whether it's based on race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. The teens told police they'd been walking from a McDonalds to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center for Ramadan prayer when they ended up in a dispute with a man driving in a vehicle, Wright told CNN. [Full Article...]

Vice President Pence hires private attorney amid Russian Federation collusion probes

Vice President Pence hires private attorney amid Russian Federation collusion probes He was also appointed as USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia under President George H.W. Bush. Cullen is no stranger to high-profile federal investigations: He served as special counsel to former Sen. Pence's move comes a day after The Washington Post reported that special counsel Robert Mueller had extended his probe into determining whether the President tried to obstruct... [Full Article...]

Cayuga County jobless rate hits lowest mark since 2007

Cayuga County jobless rate hits lowest mark since 2007 The county showing the biggest decline in the jobless rate from April to May was Le Sueur County. That unemployment rate ranked sixth-highest among Indiana's 92 counties last month. In Hammond the rate also remained stable at 4.3 percent (6.3 percent in May 2016). It was up from 3.7 percent in April and down from 6.2 percent in May 2016. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court pushes Redskins' name fight back to society

Supreme Court pushes Redskins' name fight back to society Supreme Court. He later wrote that, "The 'public expression of ideas may not be prohibited merely because the ideas are themselves offensive to some of their hearers'". "This is just another day for Native Americans". The government has in the past rejected trademarks for the terms "Heeb" and "Injun", but allowed those for companies such as Baked By A Negro bakery products, Midget Man co... [Full Article...]

NYC fire officials say 2 people injured at construction site

NYC fire officials say 2 people injured at construction site Workers were loading construction material onto the roof when it collapsed underneath them. A third person was still trapped at 4:30 p.m. . Medics rushed the two critically injured workers to Elmhurst Hospital. The FDNY reports that a crane dropped its load of construction debris through the roof of a building under construction, causing an interior collapse. [Full Article...]

Ryan promises to overhaul tax code this year despite hurdles

We need to get this done in 2017. "There is nothing that could strengthen our economy and give people greater confidence more than fixing our antiquated tax system". One major area where Republicans are divided is on the border-adjustment tax that was part of the tax plan Ryan released previous year. Ryan supports a new tax on imports to help finance a lower overall tax rate for corporations, ... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court to rule on how election districts are drawn

Supreme Court to rule on how election districts are drawn The justices regularly are called to invalidate state electoral maps that have been illegally drawn to reduce the influence of racial minorities by depressing the impact of their votes. " Partisan gerrymandering of this kind is worse now than at any time in recent memory", said Paul Smith, a lawyer for the voters who challenged the map. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court holds up on redrawing WI districts

The case dates back to a 2015 lawsuit when Democrats sued the state over legislative maps it drew in 2011. "Partisan gerrymandering of this kind is worse now than at any time in recent memory", said Paul Smith, who is representing the challengers to the GOP plan in Wisconsin . [Full Article...]

Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays

I think that's the difference. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine, Dean Heller of Nevada and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia. There were plenty of hiccups that Democratic leaders resolved or tried to settle privately. His party has vowed to delay a Senate vote on the bill. [Full Article...]

England ease past New Zealand and into semi-finals

England ease past New Zealand and into semi-finals Kohli knows momentum can change quickly in one-day competitions, especially against a desperate Sri Lanka team looking to bounce back from defeat by South Africa in their opener. "In many ways England's 87-run victory was a complete team win, with the batsmen all largely contributing and all of our bowlers sharing the wickets". [Full Article...]

Trump lawyer says president not under investigation, despite tweets

It all stems from the president's May 12 tweet: " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" But there are conflicting signals about what is actually happening. "Number two, I think when you study elections, 10 years from now, five years from now in government courses and political management courses, what the president did uti... [Full Article...]

Trump tries to boost legislative agenda in Congress

Most members wouldn't get into details about what actually is on the table, but they were honest that there are still sticking points here that have to be resolved. On Thursday, the Hillreported that two key GOP senators, who had both expressed skepticism over the AHCA's Medicaid expansion cuts, are now open to phasing out that expansion. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy could form in the Gulf Tuesday

Tropical Storm Cindy could form in the Gulf Tuesday With the change, the NHC as the option to "issue advisories, watches, and warnings for disturbances that are not yet a tropical cyclone, but which pose the threat of bringing tropical storm or hurricane conditions to land areas within 48 hours". [Full Article...]

Remains of 7 sailors killed in US ship collision return home

The container ship , the 222-meter Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal , made a 180 degree turn shortly before the accident, according to data from the Marine Traffic website. Benson and two sailors with minor injuries were evacuated on Japanese Coast Guard helicopters to Naval Hospital Yokosuka . Aucoin said the cabin of the Fitzgerald's captain, Cmdr. [Full Article...]

American detainee's death in North Korea baffles experts

Warmbier, a student the University of Virginia, was medically evacuated from North Korea and returned to home to OH last week after having been in a coma for a year. Lakshmi Sammaraco's (LAK'-schmee sam-MAHR'-rahk-oh) office has accepted the case of Otto Warmbier , who died Monday in a Cincinnati hospital. "I strongly condemn such cruel actions by North Korea", said Moon. [Full Article...]

Trump slams Ossoff, praises Handel in tweets

Trump slams Ossoff, praises Handel in tweets In the final hours of the special election campaign in Georgia's 6th District, both Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff are sticking to a variation of the same talking point: "It's all about turnout". Millionaire developer Ralph Norman, the Republican, is favored over former Goldman Sachs tax adviser Archie Parnell, the Democrat. It won't matter to some voters that the ad is a ... [Full Article...]

Senate Democrats Stage Stand-Off Over GOP Health Care Efforts

Senate Democrats Stage Stand-Off Over GOP Health Care Efforts While the Trump Administration Hydra grows a new venomous head almost every hour, a handful of Senate Republicans are quietly trying to push through an Obamacare replacement bill before the July 4th recess . "We can not allow this legislation that will so hurt our country to be crafted in darkness behind closed doors". "You can't get reconciliation instructions if you don't pass a budget", Jord... [Full Article...]

Georgia Inmates Credited With Saving Life Of Guard During Work Detail

Georgia Inmates Credited With Saving Life Of Guard During Work Detail It was about 76 degrees outside with 100% humidity when the officer, who asked not to be identified, collapsed while supervising a work detail. Another inmate grabbed the officer's phone and dialed 911. "We are very proud of the actions of all 6 inmates involved", the sheriff's office said on Facebook . The inmates received a free lunch in the park, as well as desserts prepared by the officer's ... [Full Article...]

Redskins owner 'thrilled' with Supreme Court trademark ruling

Redskins owner 'thrilled' with Supreme Court trademark ruling When SCOTUS agreed to hear The Slants' case , the team asked the Supreme Court to review its trademark case as well. The Redskins case has been stayed pending the high court's ruling . "This journey has always been much bigger than our band: it's been about the rights of all marginalized communities to determine what's best for ourselves", he said. [Full Article...]

Northam wins Democratic nomination for Va. governor

On Tuesday, he barely defeated Corey Stewart , a former Trump state campaign chairman who made preserving Virginia's Confederate history a top campaign issue. "It has made me realize how important local politics has become, considering I don't really feel like I have a whole lot of control in federal politics at the moment", Barrows said. [Full Article...]


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