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Uber will begin rolling out support for tips today

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In addition to tipping , Uber will shorten the free cancellation period from five minutes to two minutes, meaning drivers are more likely to secure a cancellation fee . Holt said the company talked to thousands of drivers before adding tips to the app. "A number one thing that drivers have been complaining about is tips", said Uber driver Debra Jeffs-Grad, 70, who is part of the company's peer adviser program in the Seattle-area that aims to connect drivers and company leaders over ... Read More »

Ex-convict arrested in death of 12-year-old Florida girl

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Robert Howard appeared through a video monitor in the courtroom and chose not to speak, other than answering questions from the judge. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said Howard provided false information about his whereabouts during that time, saying he as in Alabama where he lives. Read More »

Trump's Son-in-Law Kushner Is Subject of Special Counsel's Russia Probe

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , is now under scrutiny as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The team includes experienced attorneys who have represented top American companies and some that worked on cases such as Watergate and the Enron fraud, CNN is reporting. Read More »

Redskins owner 'thrilled' with Supreme Court trademark ruling

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The team filed a legal challenge to a 2014 decision by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office tribunal canceling its trademarks as disparaging to Native Americans. Redskins attorney Lisa Blatt said the court's decision effectively resolves the Redskins' longstanding dispute with the government. They were able to successfully do that, and if the Redskins use a similar argument, there is a good chance that the courts will utilize the precedent set in the Slants case to rule in favor of the ... Read More »

Spicer expected to take less public role at White House

The three people said he has reached out to possible successors at the podium and as communications director. The discussions on reorganising the White House communications operation are still preliminary and no final decision has been made, the people said. Read More »

Comey's testimony is like emperor's new clothes

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Sekulow responded by citing what he called a "constitutional issue", with this situation, explaining that Trump had taken action to fire Comey partially based on recommendations from Rosenstein, and is now facing an investigation from the Department of Justice, because that's who Mueller reports to. Read More »

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to N. Korea

The president says if Otto Warmbier had been returned home to the USA earlier, "I think the result would have been a lot different". What happened to Otto is a disgrace. But a senior North Korean official declared it is "not afraid" in the face of United States threats. Otto Warmbier was kind and charismatic, according to a classmate. Read More »

McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote

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The bill is expected to go to a vote before the July 4 recess. Here's what Senator Mitch McConnell said in 2010, when health care reform was taking shape: " Democrats on Capitol Hill are working behind the scenes on a plan aimed at jamming [Obamacare] through Congress against the clear wishes of an unsuspecting public". Read More »

Democrats hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays

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But a vote next week remains aspirational for now and the plan has hardly been finalized. U.S. Senate Republicans plan to unveil the text of their draft healthcare bill on Thursday as senators struggle over issues such as the future of the Medicaid program for the poor and bringing down insurance costs. Read More »

Dwyane Wade opts in for 2nd year with Bulls

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That trade could include former Timberwolves forward Kevin Love going elsewhere. In March, a front-office execute told The Ringer that Butler was "as good as gone" from Chicago and would push the Bulls front office to trade him this summer. Read More »

Russian Federation says new United States sanctions will not alter Moscow's course - RIA

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In order for the USA president to clearly understand the situation Poroshenko faces, "Trump should go to Ukraine and the front and witness the war that's going on", said Miller, now a Kennan Institute fellow at the Wilson Center. The U.S. government on Tuesday sanctioned 38 individuals and organizations over Russia's actions in Ukraine, the U.S. Treasury Department said, reaffirming Washington's commitment to pressuring Moscow over its annexation of Crimea. Read More »

Russia, Iran sanctions bill could hit roadblock in US House

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Any bill that comes over from Senate with this rules violation is labeled with what Congress calls a "blue slip" - meaning that it can not be picked up by the House. Lawmakers who backed the legislation have cited Russia's support for Syrian President Bashar Assad and its backing of separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine as additional reasons for punishing Moscow. Read More »

Tropical System to Drench the Gulf Coast

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A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Dutch Caribbean islands of Bonaire Curacao and Aruba. Elsewhere in the Atlantic basin, Tropical Storm Bret is forecast to weaken as it churns off the coast of Venezuela about 20 miles east-northeast from the Isla de Margarita. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy forms in Gulf

The Florida Panhandle is also under a tropical storm warning. Residents can expect isolated rain amounts of up to 12 inches along with street flooding, depending on how fast the storm moves on. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency because of the threat of torrential rains and other severe weather, including unsafe high tides and rip currents. Read More »

Georgia voters to choose new representative in special election

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Ossoff, a 30-year-old former documentary filmmaker and congressional aide, came in first in Georgia's " jungle primary " in April, winning 48 percent of the vote in a race against more than a dozen other candidates. Tom Greathouse, 52, an auto fix business owner who voted for Handel at a high school in Johns Creek, professed himself "tired of the commercials" but gratified at the attention on the race. Read More »

Phoenix flights canceled due to 'extreme heat'

Gulf of Mexico should expect a totally different weather trend this week. When the temperature soars, it's harder for airplanes to take off. You could be in Phoenix . Foster says young children are particularly vulnerable because their skin is more sensitive. "That's deadly heat no matter how you slice it", said meteorologist Chris Breckenridge, The Telegraph reported . Read More »

Woman killed in single-car rollover crash in North County

The crash is still under investigation, and alcohol has not been ruled out as a factor, according to the CHP. The woman, who has yet to be identified, was driving a Ford F-350, northbound on Parkhill Road, south of Highway 58 at approximately 5:50 p.m. Read More »

Snake slithers from truck's hood in middle of highway

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For about a minute and twenty seconds, the snake's indecision drove two men insane as they videotaped it emerging from under the truck, slithering across its hood and burrowing back underneath. Instead of heading back the way it came, the reptile began writhing in front of them, refusing to go easily. "The best part is that maybe we brought a smile to someone on a crappy Monday, and even made them laugh at our misery - that's what makes it all worth it", said Wyatt. Read More »

Johnson County commissioners approve record fiscal budget

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The district will get $21 million more in funding over previous year, but that falls short of the $45 million increase the school system requested. "It must be the right number because nobody's too happy", said board Chairman Sig Hutchinson, who joined board members Matt Calabria, Erv Portman, James West and John Burns to approve the school funding increase. Read More »

Free speech on college campuses in the Senate spotlight

Two college students warned of increasingly stifled speech on college campuses at a Senate judiciary committee hearing Tuesday. Wood describes himself as a liberal Democrat, but he brought provocative speakers representing diverse political ideologies to campus. Read More »

AEG Announces a Massive Nashville Yards Megaplex

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The 15-acre site was previously home to the LifeWay Christian Resources campus. AEG , a subsidiary of the Anschutz Co., is under contract with Nashville Yards' master developer to build a 4,000-capacity music venue to anchor the entertainment district. Read More »

Montgomery commissioner says county would pay for Cosby retrial

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Read a more in-depth account about Agrusa's feelings about the case and what she considered the most buzzed-about elements from the trial, here. Prosecutors vowed to retry him, and O'Neill said he would hear the case within four months. Cosby acknowledged that he had cheated on his wife with Constand, but he said that their relationship was consensual. The 44-year-old is reportedly gay, a factor that may call into question Cosby's argument that she consented to their sexual encounter. Read More »

Video captures rat trying to flee with entire garbage bag

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Well, it looks like that ravenous rodent has some competition. A moving trash bag stopped a New York City woman in her tracks last week, prompting her to get out a camera and start rolling on what would certainly be a freaky sight. It's like this is their block", a man said. He said he patched up that particular hole Monday morning. They have called the city multiple times about the rats but the rodents remain. Read More »

Governor urges lawmakers to end 'unnecessary' budget impasse

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Over the next 10 days, we have an opportunity to change the State of IL for the better. We can all do better. So feel pity for us, the citizens of IL. He's turned me into a Michael Madigan booster. "I don't care who's running against him". Right now, our state is in real crisis - and the actions we take in the days ahead will determine how history remembers us. Read More »