Supreme Court to Hear Potential Landmark Case on Partisan Gerrymandering

Supreme Court to Hear Potential Landmark Case on Partisan Gerrymandering If the state loses the case, Texas could find itself with new political maps ahead of the 2018 elections. The dissenting judge said that Wisconsin might have been politically motivated but the state complied with traditional redistricting principles that the Supreme Court has previously upheld . [Full Article...]

Funeral Expected Wednesday For Muslim teenager Murdered In Virginia

They say Torres became enraged with the group of teens and exited his auto wielding a baseball bat, striking Nabra . According to police, she was with a group of about 15 Muslim teens when Nabra was attacked by Martinez Torres, of El Salvador, who is now in custody. [Full Article...]

Helena Brewers to relocate to Colorado Springs in 2019

Helena Brewers to relocate to Colorado Springs in 2019 The plan calls for the Rangers to move their Triple-A club from Round Rock to San Antonio . The Helena Brewers will relocate to Colorado Springs , Colorado in 2019, the minor league baseball team's owners announced Wednesday. Initially, the AAA Missions will continue to play their home games at Nelson Wolff Stadium , but their ownership group will look at new stadium options. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm watch issued for upper Texas Coast

Tropical storm watch issued for upper Texas Coast When driving, remember, "Turn around, don't drown". The heavy rains are expected to move farther west across Louisiana and east Texas, as well as inland across Arkansas and into portions of Tennessee and the Ohio Valley by Friday, where accumulations upward of 5 inches are possible. [Full Article...]

Expert panel analyzes Philado Castile dash cam video of fatal shooting

The video shows Castile being shot by Officer Jeronimo Yanez , who was cleared last Friday in his death, according to the Star Tribune . Anthony Police officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of all charges related to Castile's shooting death in July 2016, which his girlfriend, who was a passenger in the vehicle, broadcast on Facebook Live just after the officer fired shots. [Full Article...]

Teen's slaying leaves doubt about motive in Muslim community

He said the slain teenager was "so loved by so many people". Immigration officials have asked a Fairfax detention center to put a hold on Torres, a native of El Salvador. "If you knew her you might possibly know why it was so hard for this community", said Salaam. Family members said she and other girls in her group were wearing hijabs, traditional headscarves worn by Muslim women, at the ti... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy heads toward land

Tropical Storm Cindy heads toward land The storm was moving northwest at almost 10 miles (17 km) per hour, and forecasters said they expect this motion to continue and landfall to be made along the Texas-Louisiana border, home to some of the nation's largest refineries. Tropical storm warnings spanned from San Luis Pass, Tex., to the mouth of the Mississippi River. By Wednesday morning, the storm had dumped from 2 to 7 inches (50-1... [Full Article...]

Cindy could create 3-foot storm surge near Gulf

Cindy could create 3-foot storm surge near Gulf The weather service says the system now has max winds of 45 miles per hour, which may intensify just slightly to 50 miles per hour before landfall. Double red flags snapped in the wind on the public beach at Gulf Shores in her state, warning visitors to stay out of the pounding surf. [Full Article...]

Pilot ejected after F-16 catches fire mid-takeoff at Ellington airport

Pilot ejected after F-16 catches fire mid-takeoff at Ellington airport The jet was taking-off when it caught fire and crashed, according to several officials. The pilot was transported to a hospital by military transport for treatment of minor injuries . #Ellington field evacuated after pilot ejects from burning F-16 on tarmac. The jet was on a training flight flight for the North American Aerospace Defense Command when the incident happened. [Full Article...]

GOP health plan cuts Medicaid, ends penalties

Chris Coons, D-Del., Sen. McConnell announced a discussion draft would be laid out on Thursday. That bill, known as the American Health Care Act , is broadly unpopular with the general public, and was estimated by the Congressional Budget Office to result in 23 million more people without health insurance if it became law. [Full Article...]

WSJ Fires Jay Solomon for Ethics Breach, says he 'Forfeited our trust'

WSJ Fires Jay Solomon for Ethics Breach, says he 'Forfeited our trust' What sounded like a chapter in a novel by John le Carré turned out to be reason enough for the Journal to dismiss one of its best-known reporters. Solomon, who had been nominated by the Journal for multiple Pulitzer Prizes, led the paper's coverage the secret negotiations that culminated in a nuclear agreement between Iran, the USA, and five world powers. [Full Article...]

Keshia Knight Pulliam will always be there for Bill Cosby

Cosby was accompanied by his spokesman into the Montgomery County Courthouse outside Philadelphia on Tuesday . Cosby is charged with sexually assaulting Ms Constand , 44, but his lawyer has said they were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter. [Full Article...]

Credit card scammers bill clears Wisconsin Legislature

Credit card scammers bill clears Wisconsin Legislature Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, and Rep. Ron Tusler, R-Harrison, been law, only Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who lost to President Donald Trump by less than 1 percent, would have been able to request a recount. Under the proposal , students who disrupt campus events at UW System schools could be expelled. On Wednesday, the Assembly will be voting on several pieces of legislatio... [Full Article...]

Handel defeats Ossoff in most expensive House race in history

Dingell said Democrats had their "wake-up call" last November, not last night, and recalled that she was warning in the summer of 2015 that President Trump could win with his economic message. Democrats will have a better chance in 2018, when they can aim at incumbents with records to exploit. In a district that has seen decades of Republican representatives, hopes were high among Democrats ... [Full Article...]

Fake quake: Report of major California temblor a false alarm

A shallow magnitude 3.3 natural disaster was reported Wednesday afternoon one mile from El Cerrito, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A powerful and deadly quake struck the coastal California city of Santa Barbara back on June 29, 1925. The quake was preliminarily reported as a 4.4-magnitude event. [Full Article...]

Court calls Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case

Court calls Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case Last week, Ronaldo was accused by a state prosecutor of four counts of tax fraud totaling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). But tax authorities later found that some of the information presented in that settlement was incorrect, the prosecutors said. [Full Article...]

Mattis vents US frustration over North Korea

Sen. Rob Portman said Wednesday he met with members of North Korea's mission to the United Nations, the country's only USA presence. The circumstances around his death are unclear. Lakshmi Sammaraco's office has accepted the case of Otto Warmbier , who died Monday in a Cincinnati hospital. White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not have a specific answer when asked at Tuesday's press... [Full Article...]

House approves bill to replace marijuana law

House approves bill to replace marijuana law Andrew Cuomo. But a refusal to suspend chamber rules in the House stalled the bill during the brief special session - delaying further action on the issue until January. Scott said if the bill didn't advance, he would consider taking executive action to create a commission focused on marijuana. But the governor made no effort to encourage House Republicans to help make that happen. [Full Article...]

Congressional Black Caucus turns down Trump invitation

Congressional Black Caucus turns down Trump invitation They're backed up by some etiquette experts. In fact, he added, the White House had taken steps that would "affirmatively hurt Black communities". Politico also reported that "multiple CBC members said they were put off" by how she signed the invite: "the Honorable Omarosa Manigault ". [Full Article...]

Otto Warmbier's family objects to autopsy

Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that the USA government should not be responsible for Americans who are "stupid" enough to still want to travel to North Korea , especially in light of recent events. Whether that treatment included rotten food, unsafe pharmaceuticals and neglectful medical treatment, or brutal beatings that finally put Warmbier into a coma, North Korea is responsible for Warmbier... [Full Article...]

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