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Bacon, cookie dough highlight new Minnesota State Fair foods

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Deep Fried Avocado - Avocado slices dipped in a lightly seasoned batter, deep-fried and served with chipotle ranch dipping sauce. Bowl O' Dough is scoops of raw cookie dough in four flavors: Brownie Batter Swirl, gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, European Cookie Butter and Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake with Blueberries. Read More »

Pre-existing conditions could split Senate GOP

He added: "Obviously, we're going to have a vote one way or the other, but if we don't pass something and we go into '18, you know, it's on us to try and get this fixed". Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) hopes for a slower rollback of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion . "It's unlikely we will get a deal", Republican Sen. Lawmakers remain split over what to do about Medicaid. Read More »

Man fatally shot by South Gate police following pursuit and crash

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Multiple police units were following the stolen vehicle when they attempted to initiate a traffic stop, Arakawa said. The suspect's vehicle then spun out and struck three parked cars. That's when an officer-involved shooting took place. The woman in the first vehicle struck by the suspect was transported to an area hospital. Her condition was not known. Read More »

South Carolina's Fifth Congressional District

Republican Ralph Norman and Democrat Archie Parnell are competing in the race , along with three third-party contenders. "There is more canvassing activity and more emotion and excitement among Democrats then there has been in the past 30 years". Read More »

Senate Dems Wants Details Of GOP Health Care Bill

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Conservative Republican Senator Ted Cruz, told reporters the Senate healthcare bill does not yet do enough to lower health insurance premiums. "You'll be able to take a look at it". "It's an open process". Chuck Schumer requested an all-Senate meeting that would address the legislation, and they introduced legislation blocking the bill from being passed "under reconciliation" without a public hearing. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions hires private lawyer

June 20, 2017Cooper reportedly helped to counsel Sessions ahead of his testimony last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Chuck Cooper is representing Sessions on issues related to the investigation into Russian meddling in the US presidential race, NBC News reported Tuesday. Read More »

Sizzling heat wave creates health hazard in southwestern US

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Soaring temperatures in the United States prompted Washington D.C.'s officials to set off the Heat #Emergency Plan on Sunday, June 18. Phoenix-area residents are setting a record demand for energy as scorching temperatures roll though the valley during the week's punishing heat wave. Read More »

US coroner investigating death of student freed from North Korea

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Warmbier's parents have not cited a specific cause of death , but pointed to "awful, torturous mistreatment" by North Korea . He also said North Korea should swiftly return South Koreans and Americans detained in the reclusive nation and that it had "a heavy responsibility" in the death of a USA university student. Read More »

12 cities to receive Justice Department aid to fight crime

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The Justice Department will help 12 US cities develop long-term strategies to decrease violent crime, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday. The program features a three-year initiative to help coordinate crime-fighting efforts among federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement and prosecutors, Sessions said in unveiling the new National Public Safety Partnership . Read More »

Georgia voters streaming to the polls in pricy Congress race

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Barron says there have been a couple of voting issues, but it's nothing that would derail having final results in by 11 p.m. Handel notes that many of those people live in Democratic-leaning states. Democrat Jon Ossoff , a 30-year-old former political aide who has never held office before, received a strong showing of 48 percent in the first race, nearly receiving the 50 percent he needed to secure the congressional seat without a runoff even though he doesn't live in the district himself. Read More »

Wildfire along Pacific Crest Trail surges, forces closures

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Elizabeth Brown said. Evacuations were issued for the first, second and third streets along Highway 18 in Baldwin Lake. Officials haven't released what was being stored in the buildings. The team can be reached at 760-267-0104 or www.facebook.com/DART2016Cali . Hikers should avoid Pacific Crest Trail at Highway 18 to Van Dusen Road and Doble Trail and Tanglewood Group Campgrounds are also closed. Read More »

Grand Canyon hikes perilous during heat wave

Temperatures in the San Fernando Valley will surpass the century mark during the period. Many Bay Area cities shattered heat records on Sunday as a heat wave arrived over the weekend in the Southwestern U.S. (AP Photo/John Locher). Lori Mantz sprays water to cool down her horse Chavi, Monday, June 19, 2017, in Las Vegas. "We anticipate the weather, so we keep everyone hydrated, we keep everyone watered down", Russell said. Read More »

Trump slams Special Counsel's investigation into possible obstruction of justice

The Washington Post reported late Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller was seeking interviews with three Trump administration officials who weren't involved in Trump's campaign: Dan Coats , the director of national intelligence; Michael Rogers , the head of the National Security Agency ; and Richard Ledgett , the former NSA deputy director. Read More »

Few agree with Trump move to ditch Paris accord

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Under Democratic President Barack Obama, "climate change" appeared as a topic in a list on the front page. It is now facing a financial deficit as the USA announced its withdrawal from the agreement on cutting global carbon emissions. To that end, the resolution commits the township to developing a plan for reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible, and achieving the targets of that strategy by no later than 2050. Read More »

Gillespie ekes out win in surprisingly close GOP Virginia primary

She was anxious that Stewart would doom the GOP's chances in November if he won the nomination . "I think he has the ability to move Virginia forward like McAuliffe has", the 80-year-old said. "I will not campaign for him". On the Democratic side, it was Perriello who was trying to tap into voter passion. Northam released a commercial in which he called Trump a "narcissistic maniac". Read More »

Gerrymandering: Drawing districts for political advantage

New lines for the Wisconsin State Assembly were redrawn after the change in power but those lines have been struck down by a federal court. Rick Hasen , a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, says when the Supreme Court last tackled partisan gerrymandering in 2004, the justices could not agree on a test to evaluate the issue. Read More »

Va. father questions motive for daughter's murder

The police said the group of as many as 15 teenagers were walking and riding their bikes - some in the street and some on the sidewalk - when Torres came upon them in his vehicle. Hassanen's death was the result of a frightful crime, and many people have spoken out on this tragedy during Ramadan. In the Islamic tradition, it is reported that the Beloved Prophet Muhammad said, "There are three supplications that are never rejected, the supplication of the parent for their child, the ... Read More »

UOG Upward Bound wins $2M grant

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As OU's longest-running continual community outreach effort, PUB has many services to assist high school students in preparing for higher education. Ohio University will fund Upward Bound, a college prep program for low-income and first-generation high school students, for the summer of 2017 after losing federal funding. Read More »