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Chicago Police Officers Among 5 Injured In West Side Crash

LaSalle St.in the city's Englewood neighborhood, according to police. About 9:20 p.m., Harrison District tactical officers saw a vehicle that had been wanted in an "investigative alert" and began pursuing it, according to police. A black SUV, which was not the vehicle officers were pursuing, was traveling east when the driver crashed into the police auto, police said. Information about the women... [Full Article...]

Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85

Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85 According to a local administrator Shoukat Yousafzai, death toll of the twin blasts that ripped through a market on Friday afternoon in Parachinar city of tribal region Kurram Agency has risen to 45, after 27 wounded people succumbed to their injuries in different hospitals overnight. [Full Article...]

Rep. Steve Scalise moved out of ICU

Rep. Steve Scalise moved out of ICU The person says Scalise was moved late Thursday, but had no other updates on his condition. He was one of five people wounded in the attack, including two Capitol Police officers . Hodgkinson, who volunteered for Vermont Sen. He was having marital problems, Slater said, and was running out of money around the time of the attack. [Full Article...]

With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House brie

Over the course of this last week, CNN's Senior White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta has been one of the more vocal reporters attending the briefings, going as far tweeting, "The White House press secretary is getting to a point where he's just kind of useless". [Full Article...]

Trump Calls For 'Unity' At Congressional Picnic

This is the first time Mrs. Trump has worn a Mary Katrantzou creation as first lady. "I think the briefing is one aspect of what we do", said Spicer . U.S. President Donald Trump (C) holds an event highlighting emerging technologies, in the East Room at the White House in Washington , U.S., June 22, 2017 . [Full Article...]

Forecasters counting tornadoes in Alabama

Urban, densely populated areas near Birmingham , Alabama's largest city, have taken significant damage. A flash flood watch is in place for much of the state until late Friday evening. Alabama state officials say the insects known as red imported fire ants can present a potentially serious health threat to people and animals during severe flooding. [Full Article...]

Group protests senate health care bill, Toomey defends legislation

Heller spoke at a news conference in Las Vegas with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican who has also assailed the House and Senate health care bills for cutting Medicaid. The GOP-controlled Senate bill introduced Thursday would phase out federal money to states which opted to expand the low-income health insurance program. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm Cindy moves inland in Louisiana; one dead in Alabama

A 10-year-old boy from Missouri died Wednesday after a log struck him outside a beachfront condo in Fort Morgan, Alabama , the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said. Labeled a 1,000-year flood by the National Weather Service, the storm destroyed more than 2,100 homes statewide and damaged another 2,000. According to forecasts, Cindy, with steady gusts of approximately 80 km/h and 15-30... [Full Article...]

Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over USA student who died

Mr Warmbier was released earlier this month and returned to the US, where he was described as being in a "state of unresponsive wakefulness". North Korea kept Warmbier detained for more than a year for the " hostile act " of allegedly stealing a poster before it sent him back home last week in a coma. [Full Article...]

Senate Health Care Bill Shows GOP Has Learned Nothing

Senate Health Care Bill Shows GOP Has Learned Nothing Rick Pollack, president and chief executive of the American Hospital Association, said in a statement that the plan "moves in the opposite direction" in terms of providing health coverage and that " Medicaid cuts of this magnitude are unsustainable and will increase costs to individuals with private insurance". [Full Article...]

Caught on tape: Dem official says he's 'glad' Scalise got shot

Caught on tape: Dem official says he's 'glad' Scalise got shot In the recording , Montag said he wished Scalise was dead, and he called the Louisiana Republican obscene names. Kleeb also reported Montag to the police for possible death threats. The conversation appeared to be an argument between Montag and at least two other people, one of whom revealed he was disturbed by Montag's comments. [Full Article...]

Neighbors describe Virginia Shooter James Hodgkinson as isolated, reckless

House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among the injured, along with two police officers and two others. "I can't wrap my head around it", Hodgkinson said. "[James] was home all day long and he just wanted a break", she said. Suzanne Hodgkinson said she didn't want to comment on her husband's political views, but said she was not on the best terms with him. [Full Article...]

13 ways the Senate GOP health-care plan could impact MI

According to lawmakers who were at the unveiling, members from the left and right ends of the party's spectrum were deeply critical of the effort. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , who has been criticized for drafting the bill in secret with just a dozen Republican Senate colleagues, says the proposal - which he calls a discussion draft - will stabilize insurance markets, strengthen M... [Full Article...]

Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Acted Alone, No Ties to Terror Organization

Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Acted Alone, No Ties to Terror Organization During the shooting, U.S. Capitol Police and other officers returned fire. The gunman who shot four people including a Republican member of Congress at a baseball field last week acted alone and was not connected to terrorism, FBI investigators said Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

The dash-cam video - part of a trove of documents, images and audio from the investigation - shows Yanez approaching Castile's vehicle and explaining that he was pulled over for broken brake lights. She continued, "I am so disappointed in the state of Minnesota. I didn't know if he was keeping it on him for protection, for, from a, a drug dealer or anything like that or any other people trying... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy expected to bring soaking rains to midstate on Friday

A tornado was reported on Thursday near Birmingham, Alabama , destroying several buildings and injuring at least four people, according to the National Weather Service and local media. As of 5 a.m. Friday, no flood watches or warnings have been issued for the midstate. Gov. Kay Ivey and other officials said today the threat of flooding and storms from Tropical Depression Cindy has not ended... [Full Article...]

Trump rides high after Republican election win

The Democratic frustration follows two special election defeats Tuesday. So the strategy was - as it had been in three prior special elections to fill Republican seats vacated when the incumbents joined Trump's cabinet - was to make the vote a referendum on Trump. [Full Article...]

Health Insurers Concerned by 'Dramatic' Medicaid Cuts in Bill

With a third of the Senate coming up for re-election in 2018, many will have to weigh the state-wide implications before voting for the bill . Further, this legislative scheme that will take away health care for millions of Americans is being supported by a bunch of Senate Republicans whose health care coverage is guaranteed by the taxpayer. [Full Article...]

Former Vanderbilt football player found guilty of rape

Former Vanderbilt football player found guilty of rape After deliberating for 15 hours, a jury found Brandon Banks guilty of two out of seven charges on Friday evening, including one count of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery. 'When you're on campus it's how many girls can you sleep with'. Defendant Brandon Banks testified that he was bullied into participating in the assault. [Full Article...]

Sen. Dean Heller Is the First Moderate "No" on Trumpcare

Sen. Dean Heller Is the First Moderate It did not sound like a lengthier phase-out of the Medicaid expansion would satisfy Heller the way it might satisfy, say, Ohio Sen. A health insurance industry trade group says it's encouraged by provisions of the Senate GOP health care bill , but stopped short of voicing support. [Full Article...]


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