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Flames rip through Arizona, topping US in wildfires


Cochise County Sheriff's spokeswoman Carol Capas said Friday about 30 families in Cochise Stronghold and half of Dragoon's residents have evacuated their homes, running from a wildfire that has charred about 12 square miles (31 sq. kilometers) to date a year ago. The state Department of Forestry and Fire Management says firefighters from multiple agencies were working to suppress almost 30 fires as of Sunday. Read More »

AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices fall 9 cents


GasBuddy .com in MA saw regular fall 2.7 cents the past week, averaging $2.32 a gallon, according to its daily survey of 2,830 gas outlets in the state. By all measures, gasoline prices this year have been exactly what most motorists seem to love - stable and cheap, two words that rarely have been synonymous with gas prices over the last decade. Read More »

Jackpot Rigging Scandal: Programmer to plead guilty in Iowa, Wisconsin


His brother, according to the plea deal, will spend about 75 days in jail and pay more than $800,000 in restitution. Tipton, his brother Tommy Tipton , and other associates have been charged as part of a criminal network that's alleged to have won fixed lottery jackpots in Colorado, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas and Wisconsin. Read More »

Police make 17th arrest in Manchester bombing


Images and video posted to social media showed officers making the arrest, and cars being towed from the forecourt. According to Sky News broadcaster, Salman's brother Ismail Abedi, 23, was arrested on May 23. The singer shared a picture of herself and a youngster in her hospital bed with her 107 million Instagram followers, captioned simply with a heart. Read More »

Trump's lawyer to file leak complaint against Comey

Comey, who Trump fired in the midst of the investigation , called on the president to release any tapes when he testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. "And, if he does, we will take him up on each case". "Comey" class="local_link" >James Comey a " leaker " on Friday, the day after his former FBI director accused him in congressional testimony of trying to quash an investigation and lying. Read More »

Church bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre


The 21-year-old works with LGBTQ youth at Our Gente, a program of The Epicenter in Salinas . "As parents, we don't want our children to be forgotten, and most importantly, we would love the support of spreading love, not hate, as a message for humankind", Mayra Alvear, mother of Pulse victim Amanda Alvear, said. Read More »

Gorsuch has unanimous first opinion for Supreme Court


The opinion notes that it may be entirely reasonable to think that the FDCPA should apply to all businesses attempting to collect debts, regardless of ownership, and that Congress may someday create a statute that does apply these rules more generally. Read More »

Search underway for missing teenager off SC coast


He was with other swimmers and was reportedly caught in an under tow. Hines said Monday morning that Clark was with two other swimmers at the time of his disappearance. A 16-year-old boy has gone missing while swimming off Fripp Island, South Carolina . Clark was a junior at Thomas Worthington High School, according to a Columbus Dispatch news article and Clark's Twitter page . Read More »

What Adam Haseley brings to the Philadelphia Phillies

While ESPN and MLB .com have the Phillies taking University of Virginia slugger Pavin Smith , Baseball America reports that the Phillies are "off Smith" and likely to end up with North Carolina righthander J.B. Not since 1988 has one school had two position players taken in the top 10 of the same draft ( Oklahoma State shortstop Monty Farris went sixth overall to the Texas Rangers , and Cowboys third baseman Robin Ventura went 10th to the White Sox). Read More »

Maryland, DC attorneys general plan lawsuit against Trump

As the Senate investigates Russia's interference into the 2016 presidential election the president is now facing fire from the D.C. and Maryland Attorney's Generals in the form of federal lawsuit . "In the emoluments clauses, we have these ancient air bags that were placed in the Constitution by the framers that are now being deployed." said Eisen, who has been working with the District and Maryland on their suit. Read More »

Spicer suggests Trump's 'covfefe' tweet was a secret message


Spicer's statement caused members of the media to laugh, and the White House press secretary quickly moved on. Spicer also declined to say whether President Trump had made a decision on pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement - and he would not comment on news reports comedienne Kathy Griffin had been fired from CNN for her posing in photographs with a likeness of President Trump's head. Read More »

After edgy Trump portrayal, NYC theater is in cross-hairs


The violent conclusion also isn't sitting well with sponsors Delta and Bank of America , who both pulled out of the production on Sunday night after pressure from right-wing supporters-rather unfortunate timing, as their decisions were made right before the Tony Awards , the biggest night in the theater world. Read More »

Kansas lawmakers add pay raises for state workers to budget


The bill expands state investment into K-12 schools by $194 million in the new fiscal year starting July 1. The budget, which came in $239 million above Gov. The House passed the same bill and adjourned at 6:55 p.m. At the urging of the chamber's Democrats, the House budget plan included $17,600 to repay an 84-year-old woman for cash seized by the Kansas Highway Patrol in 1995 when they searched her auto for what they suspected was illegal drug money. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public Tuesday

Even if the tapes were real, the GOP aide added, they would probably prove Comey's side of the story and undercut the President's version of events. White House adviser Kellyanne Conway says testimony from former FBI Director James Comey "reflected very poorly on members of the Obama administration as well". Read More »

Second US appeal court rules against Trump travel ban


Art Arthur is a resident fellow in law and policy at the Center for Immigration Studies . The court cited two previous Supreme Court cases in its conclusion - including one in 1944 involving the containment of Japanese Americans in internment camps during World War II, an idea that then-Justice Frank Murphy said "falls into the ugly abyss of racism". Read More »

U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions to give evidence in Russian Federation 'meddling' probe

Sessions noted that several lawmakers on those panels had said they meant to ask him about the Russian Federation investigation, after testimony by former FBI director James Comey before the intelligence committee Thursday. File image of Jeff Sessions . "My sense was the attorney general knew he shouldn't be leaving", Comey added. During almost three hours of testimony last week, Comey cryptically told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had ... Read More »

Missouri Lawmakers Start Session On Abortion


They sought to potentially overturn a St. Louis ordinance that protects female Missourians from discrimination based on their reproductive health histories. Republican Sen. Rob Schaaf criticized the governor for calling the last special session - an effort to authorize discounted electricity rates for a steel-works facility and aluminum smelter that are considering opening near the southeastern Missouri town of New Madrid - but then waiting to sign the bill after lawmakers passed it. Read More »

Jury selection starts for ex-officer in death of black man


The shooting sparked two nights of protests across Milwaukee. October 30 - Prosecutors charge Heaggan-Brown in the alleged sexual assault of a man the night after the shooting. The man tells police he and Heaggan-Brown were drinking heavily while watching coverage of the riots. October 31 - Chief Flynn fires Heaggan-Brown over the sexual assault charges. Read More »

Congressman introduces Covfefe Act so Trump can't delete his tweets anymore


Mike Quigley , D-Illinois, the bill's sponsor. Quigley also hopes to ensure that messages from Trump's personal Twitter account , @ RealDonaldTrump , get archived in the same way as the official @ POTUS account. With the newly implemented Covfefe Act , deleting the president's tweets, no matter where they are posted, will now be a violation of the Presidential Records Act, one that's " subject to disciplinary action ". Read More »

Chris Holtman introduced as new hoops coach at Ohio State


Chris Holtmann didn't pull a Jim Tressel and basically guarantee a win over MI in his introductory press conference today. Holtmann gets an eight-year deal worth more than $3 million annually. Thought to be the architect behind the highest ranked Butler recruiting class ever, Pedon is also very much a Columbus guy (he's from Bexley and played basketball at Wooster). Read More »

Small Plane Missing, Last Seen On Radar Near Mountain Ranch

Perhaps Del Don was doing some aerial sightseeing before his planned landing in Columbia, Eberhardt said. It is beige in color with brown and orange striping and tail numbers N3717A. The plane was not there, but the vehicle was. A pilot was reported missing after his plane took off from an airstrip in Patterson and didn't arrive at an Tuolumne County airport, sheriff's officials said. Read More »

Pence family cat has died, says second lady


Oreo was considered to be quite the contemplative cat and often retired to the back porch of the family home for some peaceful reflection among nature. At the time, Karen Pence said he was "kind of famous", as the first bunny to ride on Air Force Two. The Pence family, who are enthusiastic animal lovers, also lost their 13-year-old pet beagle Maverick in October, one month before the presidential election. Read More »

Trump Wanted Loyalty, Halt to Flynn Probe — Fired FBI Director


He said he would leave it to the "appropriate authorities" to determine whether Comey's plan should be investigated along with the leaks of material that have infuriated Trump . The ex-FBI director's testimony recounts his conversations with the apparent precision of a veteran lawman. He added that the central question of the Russian Federation investigation is: If Comey thought Trump committed obstruction of justice in the FBI's probe, then why didn't he take action? The Secret ... Read More »

Immigration arrests of dozens of Chaldeans prompt protest


The actions came as part of the Trump administration's push to increase immigration enforcement and make countries, which have resisted in the past, take back nationals ordered deported from the United States . "Many of these people who have been detained were convicted of a crime, many of them nonviolent offenses, previously and paid their debt to society", Kalasho said. Read More »

Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year


On a day when as many as nine players were tied atop the leaderboard, Berger played bogey-free golf to shoot consecutive 66s over the weekend. A birdie on the 15th saw him move clear of the pack, which at one point included nine players tied for the lead, but he was made to wait for his win to be confirmed as Rafael Cabrera Bello continued his final round. Read More »