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Utah Wildfire Grows As Firefighters Make Gains

Fire officials told KUTV the fire was 15 percent contained on Thursday morning. "This is a catastrophic fire, no two ways about it", said Garfield County Sheriff Jim Perkins. Navajo officials say they will reconsider the restrictions once conditions improve. Fire crews are now evacuating the Mammoth Springs area. More than 700 other people have been out of their homes since Saturday. Read More »

Faulkner County prepares for remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy

Water levels rise after a combination of high tide and the rain from Tropical Storm Cindy in Lake Charles, La., Thursday, June 22, 2017. Miracle is a Bell County native and was hoping to be back in Kentucky sooner but had to stop at a hotel in Denham, Louisiana due to the storm. Read More »

Pres. Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

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Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, will put the bill up for vote in the Senate next Thursday. Because Medicaid spending increases at rates higher than other common measures of inflation, pegging the rise in the caps to a lower inflation level compounds as time goes on. Read More »

Missing boater pulled from Long Island Sound dies

The U.S. Coast Guard , Greenwich Police Department and Darien Police Department also responded. He was found in the water near Stamford Harbor after a cabin cruiser was nearing the docks. Crews removed the victim from the water and beganlife saving efforts. They were taken to Stamford Hospital, and was pronounced dead according to DEEP. Read More »

Girl, 5, critically hurt after nearly drowning in Gold Coast pool

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The 7-year-old does not live in the city of St. Cloud. Fire Rescue personnel continued life-saving measures and took the girl to St. Cloud Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said. The drowning happened in a community pool in the Anthem Park neighborhood, off Old Canoe Creek Road, police spokesman Sgt. Anthony Miller said. The investigation is still ongoing, police said. Read More »

Confirmed: 2 tornadoes touched down in NJ community

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The storms also knocked down numerous trees and power lines, damaged buildings and overturned some parked cars. Forecasters confirmed the high winds were caused by a tornado after surveying damage in the area. There were tornado warnings for southeastern Mercer County, northern Monmouth County and southeastern Middlesex County. The weather service also investigated a possible tornado in Burlington County on Saturday morning, but officials determined that was a microburst. Read More »

Family, friends say goodbye to slain Muslim teen

Hassanen's beaten body was found in a Virginia pond Sunday afternoon. Though police maintain that the girl's death was not the result of a hate crime, the burning of her memorial seems to indicate that the town is harboring a great deal of anti-Muslim hatred. Read More »

19-year-old killed in Sheboygan auto crash

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Police said three patients were transported from the scene via ambulances to local hospitals. One additional victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officials say an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash. Video of the Sheboygan Police and Fire departments responding to the scene can be seen here. Read More »

Justices side with government in property rights case

The family appealed to the Supreme Court , arguing that separate property interests, even if adjacent and owned by the same person, can not be combined to determine claims of whether property has been taken through regulation. So after the Murrs transferred the lots to their four children in the 1990s, the younger Murrs were denied permission to build on the second lot. The decision means there will be one less lot available for construction on the river south of Hudson - with implications ... Read More »

GOP senators call for more time to debate, change health care bill

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Then he criticizes two prominent Democratic senators. "We have a few people that are - I think you could say modestly - they're not standing on the rooftops and screaming". Collins said another seven to eight senators including herself remain troubled about the possible Medicaid cuts. She said she intends to wait for a Congressional Budget Office analysis before making a decision. Read More »

Former Milwaukee Officer Found Not Guilty In Sylville Smith Shooting

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In tears outside the Milwaukee County Courthouse Wednesday, Sylville Smith's sister Sherelle made an emotional plea for peace after the former officer who killed her brother was acquitted . His attorney argued to jurors that the justification for the first shot clearly carried over to the less-than-a-second that passed before Heaggan-Brown chose to shoot again, as Smith continued moving. Read More »

Lawmakers differ sharply on Supreme Court decision

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Last year, a divided three-judge Federal District Court panel ruled that Republicans had gone too far. The defendants in this case, Gill v. Whitford , claim to have come up with such a standard. By its order, the Supreme Court has apparently chose to take the case in its next term, calling it officially a postponement of a decision on jurisdiction. Read More »

Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

Gill v. Whitford , the challenge of Wisconsin's state legislative map that largely favors Republicans , however, may present the most compelling case yet to the unconstitutionality of partisan gerrymandering. At issue is the constitutional requirement that private property can't be taken for public use "without just compensation". Timing can be a very significant factor. Read More »

Two injured in crash on Route B in Columbia

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Three people were located in one vehicle, and another person was located in the second auto. The two other occupants sustained serious injuries. Two of the victims had non-life threatening injuries; a third victim was rushed to Mercy Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. Read More »

Car crash sparks brush fire along LA County freeway

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No injuries are reported. A half-acre brush fire that was ignited in Santa Clarita on Sunday quickly spread to 300 acres, firefighters said. A vehicle hit a tree off 14 Freeway and Placerita Canyon Road, after which the flames spread to a bush nearby, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department . Read More »

Attorneys General from Maryland, DC to sue Trump over foreign payments

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According to them, Trump repeatedly and continues to violate the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses through payments obtained from leases of Trump properties held by foreign-government entities, hotel accommodations, restaurant purchases, use of venues for events, and purchases of other goods and services by foreign governments and diplomats at hotels, restaurants, and other domestic and worldwide properties licensed, owned, or operated by the President. Read More »

Health care for kids must be protected

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Senate's plan to fix America's health care system and the resources needed to help our most vulnerable, including those who are dealing with drug addiction, mental illness and chronic health problems and have nowhere else to turn", Ohio Gov. Read More »

Beyond opposing Trump, Democrats keep searching for a message

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In an interview, Ryan explained that Republicans are using Pelosi in ads to attack Democratic candidates in district races, like they did against Jon Ossoff in Georgia. "At least another decade", former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said. "If you make Nancy Pelosi's name synonymous with the gains we've made and the things we want to make in the future, every time they say her name they're just reminding people what it is we want to do", Richmond said. Read More »

Scott concerned about 'harmful impact' of Senate health care bill

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Senate Republicans can also afford no more than two members of their party voting against the bill, as no Democrats are expected to support it. President Trump will help lead talks to get them on board. If all states were to take up what is called the "block grant" option under the House-passed AHCA, the Medicaid cut to children's funding would swell to $78 billion over 10 years. Read More »

Senator Rand Paul: "I'll Consider Partial Repeal" of Obamacare

However, he added that the current bill as proposed "is not anywhere close to repeal". Senate Republican leaders are scrambling for enough votes to approve their health care legislation as soon as this week. He told ABC's This Week that the Republicans have "at best, a 50-50 chance". In the narrowly divided Senate, defections from just three of the 52 Republican senators would doom the legislation. Read More »

Disability advocates protest outside McConnell's office

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A press release circulated by ADAPT stated that the intent of the protest was to "dramatize the deaths" the AHCA would cause in this community if implemented. The bill would allow children to stay on their parents' health plans to age 26. It would also limit, beginning in 2020, the federal funds that states get each year for Medicaid . Read More »