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Cindy brings threats of flooding, severe storms


In the low-lying Louisiana town of Lafitte, south of New Orleans, Mayor Tim Kerner urged residents in and around the town to seek higher ground because of rising water. "We haven't heard of water getting into homes", Buller said. There were no reports of injuries. When motorists come across water over the roadway, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises "Turn around - don't drown". Read More »

Mistrial declared in Ohio cop's murder retrial for Sam DuBose's killing

A forensic video expert analyzed Tensing's body camera footage and testified the auto didn't begin moving until.178 seconds (less than a second) before Tensing fired the fatal shot. The mistrial comes just days after a Minnesota officer was acquitted of all charges in the shooting death of Philando Castile . Officials in Cincinnati released the body camera video not long after the shooting. Read More »

A look into the future of the Vegas Golden Knights

Veteran goalie Marc-Andre Fleury of the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins was chosen in the final round exactly 14 years since he was originally drafted No. Vegas Golden Knights: The team had to pay $500 million to join the league, so Vegas was always meant to be the biggest victor in this expansion draft. Read More »

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care


Scalise's condition has been upgraded to " fair " from " serious ", according to the hospital on Wednesday. He was one of five people wounded in the attack, including two Capitol Police officers. FBI Special Agent Timothy Slater did not identify the members and said there was no evidence to indicate they were targets. Hodgkinson legally purchased a rifle and a 9mm handgun shortly after Trump was elected. Read More »

Republicans 'Thank' Nancy Pelosi for Losing All 4 Special Elections


If the woman who made history as the first (and thus far, only) female speaker of the House of Representatives is about to be deposed as her party's leader, she will not be going quietly. And after she predicted incorrectly that Democrats were poised to take back the House past year, some of Pelosi's colleagues feel that this time around, she needs to deliver. Read More »

Senate Republicans Are Ready to Repeal Obamacare

That could lead to perverse situations in which insurers are required to cover chronically ill people but not the diseases they suffer from. Maternity coverage might also be dropped. Steve Scalise, they'd slow down and craft a bipartisan plan with plenty of input from hospitals, doctors, patient groups and the general public. As he has multiple times since the ACA's passage in 2010, Obama conceded that the bill was less than ideal and vowed to support any Republican-backed bill that "is ... Read More »

Tigers top Beavers - advance to CWS finals


They held off on a lot of curve balls in the dirt, so I stayed with the heater. Behind the brilliant pitching of Caleb Gilbert and the clutch hitting of Michael Papierski , the LSU Tigers stunned the top-seeded Oregon State Beavers with a 6-1 win Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha . Read More »

Karen Handel to be sworn in Monday


Tim Ryan criticized his party's brand, their outreach to voters and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi . As President Donald Trump celebrated Republican victories in two special congressional elections on Wednesday, one man who advised presidents from both parties warned the results "should be a wake-up call for Democrats " that Trump could be on his way to re-election in 2020. Read More »

Once cheering diversity, Istanbul braces for Pride Week


According to the statement, they had the security of tourists and residents, including any potential Pride participants, and public order in mind when the decision was made. In 2016, organizers took to the Bosphorus river instead of the city streets, using a hired boat. The Pride Week events and parade, held in Istanbul since 2003, allowed the LGBTI community to try and break the stigma and assert rights, including demands for explicit bans on discrimination on the basis of sexual ... Read More »

Scalise out of intensive care

Doctors say Congressman Scalise is in fair condition and is in the process of healing and rehabilitation. An update on the Louisiana Republican's condition was posted to his Twitter account Friday afternoon, saying his "continued good progress allowed him to be transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit on Thursday". Read More »

Trump tweets he is "very supportive" of Senate health care bill

Expect it to be a wild weekend on Capitol Hill. At the same time, I was careful to say again and again that while the Affordable Care Act represented a significant step forward for America, it was not ideal, nor could it be the end of our efforts - and that if Republicans could put together a plan that is demonstrably better than the improvements we made to our health care system, that covers as many people at less cost, I would gladly and publicly support it. Read More »

Girl Killed, Father Hurt When Struck by Boat on Texas Lake


Temple police said that's when her father jumped in to save her, but became tangled up in the propeller as well. Her father, a 37-year-old man, was swimming with her and tried to help, but was also injured by the boat's propeller. Temple Police are still investigating the case. Police say a 7-month-old boy has died after he was left in a vehicle outside a Houston business while his father was inside working. Read More »

GOP should work with Democrats to fix Obamacare


This amounts to one in five county residents, using 2015 U.S. Census Bureau data. As for reports that the latest round of insurance rates under ACA have climbed an average of 22 percent, Kreidler says that can be attributed, in part, to the lack of certainty of the future of health care created by the new Republican plans put for by the congress. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise no longer in the ICU

Steve Scalise has been moved out of the intensive care unit as he continues to recover from a gunshot wound. Scalise was listed in critical condition after he and four others were shot during an ambush-style attack at a baseball field where a team of Republican lawmakers practiced ahead of an annual game against Democratic counterparts. Read More »

Flash Flood Watch in effect starting 2 am Friday


Others are in effect in the MS and OH valleys. Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast was still suffering from the effects of Cindy, a former tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico that crawled ashore early Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas state line. "There could be a foot of water that's unforeseen". Cindy is expected to produce 3 to 6 inches of rain, with as much as 12 inches in some places, through Friday morning, the hurricane center said. Read More »

PM Modi arrives in Washington on second leg of 3 nation visit


The Prime Minister said the visits were aimed at enhancing bilateral engagement in various areas. The Trump administration said it is rolling out the "red carpet" for Modi , emphasising that it is wrong to say that the United States is ignoring or not focusing on India . Read More »

Trees fall, outages in Tennessee, West Virginia

In Gulfport, Mississippi, Kathleen Bertucci said heavy rainfall Wednesday sent about 10 inches of water into her business, Top Shop, which sells and installs granite countertops. The coastal areas saw storm surge today between 2-4 feet. In southwest Louisiana, not far from where Cindy came ashore before dawn Thursday, motorists in trucks were driving through knee-high water in the streets. Read More »

Mourners gather for U.S. student jailed by N Korea

A crowd of some 2,000 people filled a high school auditorium in Otto Warmbier's hometown of OH to celebrate his life. North Korea said he had contracted botulism and that it was releasing him on "humanitarian grounds". Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergrad and avid world traveler, would be stopped at the airport days later, in early January 2016, moments before his flight out of the rogue dictatorship. Read More »

Dennis Rodman Defends North Korea, Takes Credit for Otto Warmbier's Release

Sadly, he passed away after suffering from what his doctors say were severe neurological injuries that he acquired while in North Korea. "Our relevant agencies treat all criminals thoroughly in accordance with domestic laws and worldwide standards and Warmbier was not an exception", a spokesman for the National Reconciliation Council said. Read More »

Abandoned bridge collapses into tropical storm-driven flood - FOX10 News


The severe weather was arriving on the anniversary of torrential rains and flooding that left 23 people dead in West Virginia previous year. Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall in southwestern Louisiana near the Texas border early Thursday morning, threatening to bring strong winds, rain and potentially-dangerous floods to several surrounding Southern states. Read More »

Missing US Navy sailors found dead


A U.S. Navy gunner's mate from Fluvanna County is among the sailors who were killed after a container ship collided with the USS Fitzgerald off the coast of Japan on Saturday. Bryce Benson , suffered a head injury in the collision and was airlifted to the U.S. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka. As more information is learned, we will be sure to share to it with the Fitzgerald families and when appropriate the public. Read More »

Texas Senators Cruz, Cornyn React to Senate Health Care Bill

As Senate Republicans aim to force a vote on their version of Trumpcare - a bill that was written in secret, without public hearings, despite the fact that it will reshape one-sixth of the US economy and impact the lives of millions of Americans - most people have been left in the dark. Read More »