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2 die in California due to extreme heat

Meanwhile, in neighbouring towns and adjoining states, the extreme heatwave shattered records, strained power grids and brought warnings from public officials not to venture outside unless absolutely necessary. "These are exceedingly rare temperatures", Mr Mann said. It gets to a point for some aircraft that it gets just too much, ' he said. Excessive heat warnings have been in effect from Arizona... [Full Article...]

Boulder weather: High of 97 with a slight chance of afternoon showers

Boulder weather: High of 97 with a slight chance of afternoon showers Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Wind: SE 10-15 miles per hour. There's a chance of rain this evening and overnight. Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour becoming north after midnight. Partly sunny and very warm; humidity remains relatively low. Saturday , a chance of showers, mainly before 10 a.m. [Full Article...]

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law Aides and lobbyists said they expected the GOP bill to provide health care tax credits linked to people's incomes, not their ages like the House-passed measure, and impose spending limits on the growth of the federal-state Medicaid program for the poor that would tighten further by the mid-2020s. [Full Article...]

Warmbier North Korea tour agency had hard-partying reputation

US and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs have begun talks in Washington that are expected to focus on the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea. The extent to which Beijing can influence Pyongyang is key in trying to defuse the North Korea crisis, and Tillerson's remarks came the day after President Donald Trump appeared to suggest China's President Xi Jinping had come up short in e... [Full Article...]

North Korea front and center at US-China dialogue

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly slammed North Korea over its treatment of Warmbier, who died within days of returning to the United States . Warmbier was jailed in North Korea for allegedly attempting to steal a political banner from Yanggakdo International Hotel in Pyongyang. At a recent security conference in Singapore, he said the USA would not turn a blind eye to maritime disputes in... [Full Article...]

Scalise Shooter Googled '2017 Republican Convention' Night Before Attack

Scalise Shooter Googled '2017 Republican Convention' Night Before Attack Special Agent David Bailey and Rep. Williams also sustained injuries during the incident. Before being fatally shot multiple times by police, Hodgkinson wounded Scalise, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and a congressional aide. Investigators found more than 200 rounds of ammunition in the storage unit, as well as a laptop, a receipt for the rifle purchase and additional rifle components. [Full Article...]

Barrasso: Republicans 'putting final touches' on health care bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., plans to release the measure Thursday morning and hopes to push it through the Senate next week. The Kentucky Republican says former President Barack Obama's health care law has been failing since its 2010 enactment and there's no reason to wait to erase it. [Full Article...]

Trump Calls Health Care Bill He Celebrated in the Rose Garden 'Mean'

Trump Calls Health Care Bill He Celebrated in the Rose Garden 'Mean' House Republicans "have done (their) job", Trump said on Tuesday, and "now it is the Senate's turn to act, and again, I hope they are going to act in a very positive manner". He is scheduled to meet with senators on Tuesday including Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander . Cruz said, "There are many issues being debated in the group". [Full Article...]

Rebels among UK's ruling Conservatives to scupper 'no-deal' Brexit

Rebels among UK's ruling Conservatives to scupper 'no-deal' Brexit In what has been dubbed "the row-back of the summer", it seems that the UK has abandoned this stance on day one of the negotiations in the face of a united and resolute EU. The French economy is performing better than at any time in years, which could make it more palatable for people to accept the changes. By Monday, he'd given up the fight. [Full Article...]

Hospital: Scalise condition upgraded to 'fair'

Hospital: Scalise condition upgraded to 'fair' The officers were part of a security detail assigned to Scalise because he is majority whip and the third-ranking GOP House member. Dauberman said Hodgkinson stopped by to have his tires checked the day before Republicans lawmakers were attacked at a nearby baseball field while practicing for a charity baseball game, according to the newspaper. [Full Article...]

Senate backs legislation to slap new sanctions on Russia

House Republicans are expected to review the Senate-passed sanctions bill in the coming weeks, an aide told Politico . Some of the sanctions were originally proposed by Barack Obama's administration, while others are new, but they are all meant to punish the Russian government for what US intelligence agencies say was an effort to damage Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by leaking embar... [Full Article...]

USA top court finds law banning offensive trademarks unconstitutional

USA top court finds law banning offensive trademarks unconstitutional The Supreme Court today struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The briefs supporting Tam's position were researched and written by UCLA Law professor Stuart Banner and the students in his Supreme Court Clinic . [Full Article...]

First Alert Forecast: Classic, humid and warm weather for your day!

The warmth will stick around next week with highs in the 70s and 80s. We are tracking a storm system that will bring clouds and the threat of showers and isolated thunderstorms to far northwest Montana again on Friday . Tomorrow: Breezy, intermittent showers and storms. Friday: More clouds, some humidity. It will be warm and muggy Thursday night with lows in the low and mid 70s. [Full Article...]

Protests Target "Secret" Health Care Plan

Democrats say GOP characterizations of Obama's law as failing are wrong, while the Republican effort would boot millions off coverage and leave others facing higher out-of-pocket costs. Republicans hold 52 out of 100 seats in the Senate and the latest bill is created to find an agreement between the conservative wing and more moderate Republicans. [Full Article...]

U.S. coalition in first downing of Syrian army plane

U.S. coalition in first downing of Syrian army plane In just over a month, US forces have struck Iranian-backed Shiite militias in southern Syria three times, and on Sunday a U.S. F/A-18 shot down a Syrian Arab Air Force Su-22 jet. The confrontation took place near the one-time ISIS stronghold of Tabqa, not too far from Raqqa. The coalition's alliance with armed groups that have previously been involved in anti-regime operations means that the f... [Full Article...]

1 dead as Cindy spins severe weather along Gulf coast

1 dead as Cindy spins severe weather along Gulf coast The storm will move inland over southeastern Texas or southwestern Louisiana. "There's still a long stretch of tropical moisture coming across the Gulf of Mexico", said Alek Krautmann of the National Weather Service in Slidell, Louisiana. [Full Article...]

Extreme Heat is Affecting Flights and Lubbock Residents

Extreme Heat is Affecting Flights and Lubbock Residents These regions might face problems as the people living there will face health hazards as the ever rising temperature along with heat waves which prompt the authorities to prepare with emergency medical support and other facilities. Meteorologists said Tuesday's temperature in Phoenix topped out at 48 C, a mark that's only been matched or surpassed four other times in the city's recorded history. [Full Article...]

Uber CEO Stepping Down Amidst Company Turmoil

Customer Pat Mastandrea said Uber's service is as good as ever. In a statement to employees, Kalanick repeats the sentiment in the board's public statement. Kalanick's ouster comes on the heels of Uber's "180 Days of Change" campaign aimed at improving the driver experience. The profanity-laced confrontation was caught on a video that surfaced in February. [Full Article...]

Attorney General Sessions retains a personal attorney

Attorney General Sessions retains a personal attorney Cooper, a partner with Cooper & Kirk, declined to say why he was retained by Sessions, whose normally sharp memory gets fuzzy when asked about meeting with top Russian officials. Since Sessions was confirmed in early February, he has been dogged by questions about his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign. [Full Article...]

White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph Congressman Bill Pascrell of New Jersey says, "A loss is a loss is a loss, and there's no excuses". In the most expensive congressional election in USA history, Republican Karen Handel , a former Georgia secretary of state, defeated political newcomer Democrat Jon Ossoff by 4 percentage points on Tuesday in a suburban Atlanta district that Republicans have held since the 1970s. [Full Article...]


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