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Presumed Death Toll Nearly Doubles After London Fire


The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London's Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their investigation into the inferno that killed at least 58 people. Read More »

What a Rock Band's SCOTUS Win Could Mean for the Redskins


The Slants said they chose that name as a matter of ethnic pride and to steal away a racial stereotype that all Asians have slanted eyes. Redskins owner Dan Snyder said he was thrilled and Neel Sukhatme with Georgetown Law School agreed he has every reason to be. Read More »

Outraged truckers strike LA, Long Beach ports


This detail is part of the reason Long Beach is "less environmentally stringent", as its terminals haven't expanded in more than two decades, according to The Daily Breeze . Shift risks and business expenses onto employees, including making employees pay for the companies' payroll taxes (Social Security, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation policies, etc.). Read More »

FBI Seeking Information on Congressional Baseball Shooter


The firearms recovered from the alleged attacker in Wednesday's shooting at a Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others injured were purchased legally, according to multiple law enforcement sources. Read More »

Investigators name 4 in tips request on Ohio slaying of 8


On April 22, 2016, investigators discovered seven adults and a teenage boy shot to death at four homes near Piketon. Authorities are seeking information on George "Billy" Wagner, III, 46, Angela Wagner, 46, George Wagner IV, 25, and Edward "Jake" Wagner, 24, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a statement. Read More »

Muslim girl killed in Virginia; police blame "road rage"

Police have not ruled out hate as a motivation for the attack. It appears the man got out of his auto and assaulted one of them, a 17-year-old girl. "Something happened and he (Martinez) became upset". A statement by the Adams centre said: "We are devastated and heartbroken as our community undergoes and processes this traumatic event". A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder. Read More »

The Supreme Court has a chance to restore democracy to redistricting


The stakes could not be higher for this fundamental question now facing the Court. North Carolina's congressional delegation tilts 10-3 Republican. "This is a blockbuster". "If the court is not willing to draw a line here, it would suggest the court is unlikely ever to feel comfortable setting a limit", said Richard Pildes, an election law expert at New York University's law school. Read More »

Family: Freed student who died has 'completed his journey'


The circumstances of his detention in North Korea and what medical treatment he may have received there remained a mystery, but relatives have said his condition suggested that he had been physically abused by his captors. He had been held in North Korea since January 2016, accused of crimes against the state. His father, Fred Warmbier , said last week that he believed Otto had been fighting for months to stay alive to return to his family. Read More »

Protest against Sharia Law held in Richardson

Three people were arrested. Though there were warnings that the ACT marches could lead to violence, a low turnout combined with little voter appetite for the group's message has resulted in a relatively peaceful day so far, with just one arrest documented in St. Read More »

Supreme Court to hear partisan gerrymandering case

The dispute over Wisconsin's Republican-drawn election districts for the state legislature could enable Democrats to eliminate GOP-majority districts throughout the country, if challengers prevail. House of Representatives. That was evident past year in North Carolina, when state lawmakers were ordered by a federal court to redraw the state's racially gerrymandered congressional districts. Read More »

Technology CEOs urged to join Trump initiative


It has cited an economic opportunity to save up to $1 trillion over 10 years through such measures. They are expected to discuss different issues including shrinking the government, reducing federal employees, improving government services, and eliminating regulations among others. Read More »

Russian diplomat condemns USA for downing Syrian fighter jet


The U.S. and Russian Federation use the term "deconfliction" for discussions to prevent mishaps between their planes flying in Syria's skies. The U.S. Speaking in Washington, the top USA military officer said the two sides were in delicate discussions to lower tensions. Coalition aircraft will continue flying throughout Syria, although some assets will be repositioned, said Col. Read More »

Urge Republican senators to oppose secret health care bill

The bill has not been made public , and Senate Republicans have no plans to release the bill before it goes to a vote. Republicans have held no committee meetings or votes on the measure, which McConnell is trying to produce from numerous private meetings among GOP senators. Read More »

Trump's attorney says he is not under investigation

Last Thursday, the Washington Post published a sensational report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice. Any confirmation that Mueller has expanded the investigation to consider whether the President obstructed justice with the Comey firing would carry no guarantee of a guilty finding. Read More »

Texas governor revives 'bathroom bill' for special session


If approved by the Senate, he then would allow for consideration of almost 20 other items, including a bathroom bill . "Governor Abbott needs to be reminded that he was not elected president of a local Tea Party chapter; he holds the office of governor in the greatest state in the county", Democratic House Caucus chairman Chris Turner said. Read More »

US student evacuated from N. Korea has died

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who helped push for Warmbier's release, said the United States holds North Korea "accountable" for an unjust imprisonment. The next time the world saw Warmbier he was distraught, breaking down in front of Korean journalists in a video released by North Korea in February of 2016. Read More »

Severe storms possible this afternoon; watch issued for Dan River Region

The Storm Prediction Center is now anticipating a slight to enhanced risk of scattered nasty thunderstorms as depicted here in this chart. Hail, damaging winds and significant rainfall are expected. Those totals will go up when rain throughout the morning is added. Walls said systems in the tropics are developing right now and will likely become named storms over the course of the next couple of days. Read More »

Man survives attack after chainsaw reportedly jams; Person in custody

One man crashed his vehicle head-on into another and then got out and chased the other driver through a parking lot while wielding a chainsaw, police said. Witnesses say the suspect went after the victim's leg with the chainsaw. When it jammed, the victim was able to get away. "Saw the guy on the floor, and that's basically it", said Brandon Biel, witness. Read More »

Family says student freed from North Korea has died

His parents confirmed he died on Monday. In March of the same year he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor . But they could not definitively say what could have caused such an event, saying they had found no signs of a botulism infection, the explanation given by the North Korean regime for how the young man fell into a coma. Read More »

Trump Encourages Voters To Back Handel On Day Before Special Election


But there are a lot more Republicans in the district than Democrats and in the end, it will come down to which side has the better Get Out the Vote organization. Handel's refusal to issue a full-throated denunciation and demand for the ad to be taken down comes across as a wink-wink to the far right. Ossoff has condemned the ad, calling on Handel to implore the PAC to remove it from television. Read More »

Pence lawyers up in expanding Russian Federation probe


Regardless of the outcome, the spectre of Mueller examining the possibility of obstruction of justice appeared to be a new blow to Trump, whose first five months in office have been clouded by the federal and congressional probes into the Russian Federation issue. Read More »