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Cuba denounces Trump policy changes but is open to dialogue


He remembers him as a humble man. "Rather than doubling down on the failed policies of the past, President Trump should build on the new course that President Obama set and recognize that diplomacy and people-to-people ties are the best way to bring democracy and prosperity to the people of Cuba". Read More »

USA man who barricaded self is suspect in triple slaying


Police say at least one of the victims was stabbed. "He said the bedroom door is closed and he opens the bedroom and he says there is dead body in here". They were found Sunday night . When asked at the news conference what's so unusual about the case, Maier replied: "I think it's unusual to find a suspect involved in five homicides". Read More »

Federal prosecutors assessing Yanez verdict, legal battle may not be over

The shooting attracted national outrage after Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was sitting next to him in the auto, began streaming a video on Facebook Live just after he was shot. Afterward, one of his attorneys, Tom Kelly, said the defense was "satisfied". By late Friday night, about 500 people chanting "Black lives. they matter here!" marched onto Interstate 94 - two miles west of the Capitol - shutting down traffic in both directions. Read More »

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 Billion

And Walmart shares dropped more than 6 percent to $74.23 a share. Grocery shopping - you either love it or hate it. "They (Amazon) always try to offer the best price, which is good for the customer, but not good for the brand", Motkin said. Read More »

Rosenstein says he'd need 'good cause' to fire Mueller

Said Ryan: "I know Bob Mueller". Under current Justice Department regulations, such a firing would have to be done by Attorney General Jeff Sessions' deputy, Rod Rosenstein , not the president- though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. Read More »

Mo Brooks' name appeared on James Hodgkinson assassination hit list, report says

Wanda Ashley Stock, 17, had only been living with James Hodgkinson , 66, and his wife for a few months when the teen doused herself with gasoline and burned to death, the Daily Beast reported . As for Scalise, he's still in critical condition, but he's improving. Both local and Capitol Police shot at Hodgkinson. Lobbyist Matt Mika was struck multiple times in the chest is in serious condition at George Washington University Hospital. Read More »

Wife Of Alexandria Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This'

The gunman, who was an ardent supporter of failed Democrtic candidate Bernie Sandrs, frequently criticised both President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on his Facebook page. Hodgkinson was charged in April 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle but the charges were later dismissed, records show. "If you put two people in front of me and said pick the person you think did what happened today, he would not have been on my radar", the former mayor said. Read More »

Toddler thought bride was the real-life 'princess' from her 'favorite book'


The book, written in 1859, is regarded as one of the first mystery novels. "The book is above my reading level, let alone a toddler's", he joked. "The girl was just in awe", photographer Stephanie Cristalli said in an email. The bride, Shandace Lerma, told KCPQ she was taking photos when she noticed the little girl and her mom staring. The pair connected so beautifully that Shandace Robertson gave the little cutie a flower from her bouquet, and she even picked her up for a few photos. Read More »

Diane Kruger joins Steve Carell on Robert Zemeckis film


The cast of the film includes Leslie Mann ( Knocked Up , The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Janelle Monae ( Friends With Benefits , Hidden Figures ) and Eiza Gonzalez (the upcoming Baby Driver and Alita: Battle Angel ). Although Carell, Monae and Mann were asked to join the project earlier this year, the character's Monae and Mann are set to portray has yet to be unveiled. Read More »

Trump Says He's 'Canceling' Obama's Cuba Policy


Hard-line exiles agreed with Trump's move to roll back some of the changes by restricting commerce with entities linked to Cuba's military, restoring tougher travel rules and other moves in hopes of forcing Cuba toward democracy. "This President's Cuba policy is shortsighted and misguided". The new president's action is broadly opposed by American business groups. The new policy bans most United States business transactions with the Armed Forces Business Enterprises Group, a ... Read More »

Officer acquitted in Castile shooting; thousands protest

The world learned of Philando Castile's death through a Facebook livestream launched by his girlfriend seconds after he was shot by a Minnesota police officer. "He was compliant", Choi said. Their anger followed the acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting death of Philando Castile . His girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , testified that on the day of the shooting, he had gone to work, went to get his hair dreaded for his upcoming birthday, then picked her up to go grocery ... Read More »

What we know about the injuries from the Alexandria shooting

Scott Applewhite, File). The officers were only present because House Majority Whip Steven Scalise is accompanied by a security detail as a senior House member. At the time of the shooting just after 7 a.m., a few members of Congress were already at work. Scalise will require additional operations to fix abdominal injuries and broken bones, and will be in the hospital for some time, Sava said, adding that he couldn't yet predict the length of his hospital stay. Read More »

US Navy members missing after collision with container ship

Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, released a statement following the collision . The 7th Fleet was providing updates on its Facebook page . There were twenty crew on board the large vessel which has a displacement of 29,000 tons, making her about three times bigger than the USS Fitzgerald which suffered much worse damage. Read More »

'March Against Sharia:' 3 Sides Protest at Roseville Intersection


Across the street, a group of 30 or so protesters , clad in black and occasionally drumming, carried flags of their own, some with "Antifascist Action" written on them. Meanwhile, a number of counter-rallies have been scheduled in response to the " March Against Sharia ". "We wanted to come out and show that we support our Muslim neighbors". Read More »

Trump confirms he's under investigation

But then Rosenstein made the surprise move to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the Russian Federation investigation, a development that people close to Sessions and Trump believe has worsened matters for everyone involved. Still, the rate declined mainly for a less-than-encouraging reason: People stopped looking for work in May and so were no longer counted as unemployed. Read More »

USA congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital

Scott Applewhite). The U.S. Capitol Police officer, who jumped into the line of fire Wednesday to save our elected representatives, walked onto the field in crutches. The congressman's risk of death was now substantially lower because doctors have controlled the bleeding and his vital signs have stabilised. "There is more risk involved in removing them". Read More »

Trump blasts special counsel probe as "Witch Hunt"

Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations-under investigation both by Congress and the FBI-that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team. USA employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs, though the gains were enough to help nudge the unemployment rate down to a 16 year-low. Read More »

Democrats beat Republicans on ballfield, raise $1M for charity

Hodgkinson, who had lashed out on social media against Trump and Republicans, was shot and killed by police officers including members of Scalise's security detail who responded. Jennifer Scalise says in a statement that the family is "especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from Louisiana and across the country". Read More »

Gunman in congressional baseball shooting had list of names in his pocket

Scalise, as the third-ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives, had a capitol police detail with him at the practice. Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika was shot in the chest, and also was in critical condition. The Bernie Sanders supporter told his wife he had an interest in tax policy, and he sold his Harley motorcycle and home inspection business before making the trip in March. Read More »

GOP Rep. Steve Scalise In Critical Condition After Ballfield Shootout

Jack Sava, the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, told reporters. "I feel a lot more optimistic than I do two or three days ago", Sava said. According to the medical staff, Scalise arrived in critical condition with a "imminent risk of death". Scalise had been fielding balls at second base when he was shot and then dragged himself away from the infield in a trail of blood. Read More »

Hodgkinson Wife: 'I'm Sorry He Did This'

But over the years , he had also had a number of scrapes with the police. He was shot by a responding officer and later died from his wounds. Vermont's sole congressmen Peter Welch says he was shocked and tweeted , "Thinking of my friend Steve Scalise , Capitol Police, staff and families". Read More »

Michelle Carter Found Guilty In Texting Sucide Case In Massachuttes


Roy had followed her instruction and placed himself in the toxic environment of that truck, " Moniz said . The judge said those words constituted "wanton and reckless conduct ". Roy's father said the family was pleased with the conviction. "This has been a very tough time for our family", he said . The American Civil Liberties Union denounced the conviction, saying it "exceeds the limits of our criminal laws and violates free speech protections guaranteed by the MA and U.S. Read More »

Steve Scalise 'in some trouble,' Trump says

The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex in Alexandria, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington , where Republican lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice about 7 a.m. The 66-year-old man from IL named James Hodgkinson had a history of violence, volunteered for Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign and argued for higher taxes on the rich. Read More »

Donald Trump earned hundreds of millions in past year, financial forms show

Another $19.7 million in income came from his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club. And before becoming president, he held officer positions in 565 corporations and entities, many of which had ended before he was sworn in on January 20. Also, the income ascertained at his luxury Washington hotel through mid-April is Dollars 19.7 million. His liabilities were about the same as in the previous report. Read More »