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US Jobless Claims Increase To 241000, No Implications For Fed Policy

US Jobless Claims Increase To 241000, No Implications For Fed Policy Hamilton County declined from its previous month's rate of 3.6 to 2.9 percent while Shelby County has an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent, a decrease from 4.4 percent in April. Most of the increase came in accommodations and food services and health care and social assistance. The job growth came in the service-providing industries such as trade, transportation and warehousing and the goods-produc... [Full Article...]

Former Milwaukee Officer Found Not Guilty In Shooting Death Of Black Man

Heaggan-Brown was sacked from the Milwaukee force in October over unrelated sexual assault charges, which are set to go to trial in August. Similarly, the Black Lives Matter movement can be expected to use the incident to incite anti-police sentiment, just as they continue to use the justified killing of Michael Brown who also attacked a police officers ( Brown was unarmed). [Full Article...]

Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting

Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting Capitol Police officers who were assigned to Scalise returned fire, and were soon joined by Alexandria police. The FBI analyzed the gunman's social media posts , but did not find any that threatened congressmen directly or referenced the baseball practice. [Full Article...]

Democrats turn on party leader Nancy Pelosi after Georgia election defeat

That makes the party 0-for-4 in this year's races for Republican-held congressional seats. GEOFF BENNETT, BYLINE: Democrats have racked up defeats in Kansas , Montana and, as of last night, SC and Georgia . Handel, who has previously fallen short in primaries for governor and senator, is the first Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress from Georgia . [Full Article...]

Trump contradicts his own account of Comey firing

In the wake of those news reports , Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to conduct the broad investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in last year's presidential campaign and alleged collusion with Trump associates. [Full Article...]

Rep. Steve Scalise is now in 'fair' condition after shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise is now in 'fair' condition after shooting The message from congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana on Sunday says: "Steve's greatest joy is being a father to Madison and Harrison, and a husband to Jennifer". The FBI and other law enforcement officials are planning to detail what happened when a gunman shot a top House Republican and four other people on a northern Virginia baseball field . [Full Article...]

Louisville, Pitino Await NCAA Discipline In Escorts Case

Louisville, Pitino Await NCAA Discipline In Escorts Case When asked if Pitino thought this would play a negative role in recruiting, Pitino responded with, "We've had the best recruiting class (this season) we've had in 16 years, and probably a better one next year". Bottom line, Pitino got on Thursday what was always coming to him. "By his own admission", the NCAA news release statef, "the head coach and his assistants did not interact with prospects... [Full Article...]

Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

The Congressional Budget Office is expected to weigh in on the costs of the bill sometime next week. "The current bill does not repeal Obamacare". In a tweet , the Democratic senator from NY said the bill "strips away protections from the [people] who need them most in order to give a tax break to those who need it least". [Full Article...]

Senate finally unveils secret health care bill

If the attacker's motives are confirmed, the incident will be the first Islamist extremist terrorist attack on US soil since President Trump took office, although there have been similar incidents recently in Europe. The draft is likely to change in some ways before a vote occurs. There's no easy way to "add some money to it", as Trump suggested. Starting in 2020, the Senate version would begin ... [Full Article...]

Storm Cindy expected to make landfall Thursday morning - NHC

Storm Cindy expected to make landfall Thursday morning - NHC But live video feeds Wednesday showed a few people still on the beach despite rain showers and high winds. The threat of tornadoes usually increases with landfalling tropical systems , and we do want to make you aware that tornadoes are possible Thursday. [Full Article...]

Seattle Shooting Raises Questions About Officers' De-Escalation Efforts

An African-American mother was fatally shot by Seattle police Sunday morning after she called them for help. Family members of Charleena Lyles questioned Monday why police didn't use a Taser or other non-lethal options when they encountered the woman , who the officers knew had been struggling with mental health issues. [Full Article...]

Chicago Cubs to Send Kyle Schwarber to Minor Leagues

Chicago Cubs to Send Kyle Schwarber to Minor Leagues Kyle Schwarber #12 of the Chicago Cubs bats against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on June 2, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The 2017 season has been a struggle for Schwarber and the Chicago Cubs as a whole as they look to defend their World Series. [Full Article...]

New York Legislature ends session without agreement on mayoral control of schools

If mayoral control goes away for good, control of city schools would revert to a single board of education and many local districts. In his interview with Lehrer, de Blasio said "I don't think it's time to assess blame because there's still a way to resolve this". [Full Article...]

Senate GOP health bill would overhaul Obama law

Senate Republican leaders are expected to unveil a draft of their health care legislation today after a closed-door process that even some Republican lawmakers haven't been privy to. It's no wonder that civil society and Democrats are incensed at the alleged backdoor dealings on Capitol Hill. Robert Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, issued a report along with local ... [Full Article...]

Abortion Language May Be Cut From Senate ObamaCare Bill

Can McConnell get the votes? Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Wednesday of the abortion restrictions on the tax credits. "Every Democrat, from Bernie Sanders to Joe Manchin and everyone in between, is united in defeating this "mean" bill", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, a reference to the fact that President Trump called the House version of the bill "mean" last week. [Full Article...]

Dead as Cindy Makes Landfall Along Gulf Coast

Operators in the US Gulf have shut in about 17.24% of the region's crude production as Tropical Storm Cindy churned offshore with landfall expected on Thursday morning. In coastal Louisiana's Terrebonne Parish, Kim Chauvin said the shrimp processing businesses she and her husband run helped put out the word this week that shrimpers should return to port and unload their catch before flood ... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana This is bad news for parts of the Gulf Coast already flooded from previous storms and a rainy spring. As the storm comes ashore, the coast could also face strong winds of up to 50 miles per hour. Tropical Storm Cindy is nearing landfall, as people along the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida deal with flooding rains and a few spinup tornadoes. [Full Article...]

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many She didn't call for Pelosi's immediate ouster, but said that she hopes Pelosi will ultimately decide not to run for another term as the top Democratic leader in the next Congress and several others emerge as alternatives to lead the caucus. [Full Article...]

Former Milwaukee police officer found not guilty in fatal shooting

Former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of 23-year-old Sylville Smith following an August 13 traffic stop is shown in this October 2016 Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office booking photo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. [Full Article...]

Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill

Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill So most of the federal funding that flows to Planned Parenthood indeed pays for things like cancer screenings and routine medical care in the form of reimbursements through Medicaid . Aides stress that the GOP plan is likely to undergo more changes in order to garner the 50 votes Republicans need to pass it. Americans earning between 100 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level. [Full Article...]


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