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Trump decries 'brutal' North Korea as student dies

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hold a closed session at 11 a.m. Thursday ( Washington time) to be briefed by Joseph Yun, US Special Representative for North Korea Policy, on "recent developments" related to the communist regime, according to its website. Read More »

Dashcam shows seven shots into Castile car

Dashcam footage showing the controversial shooting death of Philando Castile was released on Tuesday by Minnesota authorities. Former Officer Jeronimo Yanez said on the day after the shooting that he was "hit with a odor of burning marijuana " when he pulled over Castile , his girlfriend, and his then-four-year-old daughter. Read More »

Cindy brings tornado threat to Gulf Coast

The National Weather Service says much of Mobile and Baldwin Counties as well as parts of the MS and Florida coast are under an extreme threat area for flooding, meaning widespread and potentially life-threatening flash flooding is possible. Read More »

Conservatives on Capitol Hill anxiously await health care bill


A failure would also be another setback for President Donald Trump , who has had few legislative wins to show in his first five months in office. Republicans in the chamber have been working for weeks behind closed doors on legislation aimed at repealing and replacing major portions of the Affordable Care Act , former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, popularly known as Obamacare . Read More »

Cuomo signs legislation ending child marriages in NYS


Officials estimate that more than 3,800 minors were married in NY in the decade between 2000 and 2010. Under a previous, almost 80-year-old state law, children as young as 14 were allowed to marry if they obtained permission from both their parents and the court. Read More »

Cheering 1st day of summer? Not in Phoenix when 120 expected


But, when forecasters call for highs of 120 degrees, even airlines notice and take action. But smaller crafts, like the regional routes American Airlines operates, can't take to the sky if the temps hit higher than 118. The southwest is experiencing its worst heat wave in decades. American said it doesn't now expect more disruptions Wednesday, with a forecast high around 116 F. Read More »

Michigan airport evacuated after police officer injured

A consumer watchdog group says those wildly popular fidget spinners aren't as harmless as they might appear. Police say a man and woman have been found dead with gunshot wounds on the Chicago Skyway, prompting an early-morning closure of part of the expressway that connects the city with Indiana. Read More »

Spicer: Trump wants the Senate healthcare bill to have 'heart'

We can presume that Clinton's tweets won't do much to help Spicer, who is either stepping into a higher role at the White House or on thin ice (or both), depending on who you're listening to. Colbert could not compute that answer. Ingraham said on Fox News Tuesday that the job is not something she's "dying to do". "That's like Chef Boyardee saying, 'There are days when we decided that people should make their own canned ravioli'". Read More »

Trump may not have seen draft of new health care bill yet

Moments earlier, Spicer had told reporters: "We've had, I think, positive movement on China over the past five months of this administration". President Donald Trump has swapped traditional forms of White House transparency for direct but one-way communication through Twitter and speeches to friendly audiences. Read More »

Donald Trump says China efforts on N.Korea 'have not worked out'


Speaking at an Oval Office meeting with the Ukrainian president on Tuesday, Trump told reporters that what happened to Warmbier was a disgrace that should never be allowed to happen. Doctors in Cincinnati said they found no active sign of botulism or evidence of beatings. Al Franken and others when he said in a statement that "the barbaric treatment of Otto Warmbier by the North Korean regime amounts to the murder of a USA citizen". Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Democrats After Georgia Election Loss

President Donald Trump appeared to celebrate Karen Handel's special-election victory by thanking Fox News for praising him on Tuesday night, after Handel was projected the victor in Georgia's 6th Congressional District race. In a typical fashion, the 70-year-old Republican continued his tweetstorm praising his ' Make America Great Again ' campaign. After Tuesday's win, Handel thanked Trump at her victory rally. Read More »

Heat wave hits Arizona, California on 1st day of summer

American Eagle's parent company explained the decision to temporarily halt service in a press release to U.S. today, saying the Bombardier CRJ aircraft used on some of American Eagles' shorter routes has a maximum operating temperature of 47 degrees Celcius. Read More »

Gadot was paid the same as Cavill in their superhero movie debuts


Actor Kiara Advani too shared a Wonder Woman fan art, saying that it has inspired her to go to the gym again. Duca's source is an Elle piece that stated the figures. Gadot also signed a three-picture deal that would pay her the same amount for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice , Wonder Woman , and the upcoming Justice League , so her fee wasn't able to be renegotiated between each movie. Read More »

Corinne Olympios Breaks Silence on 'Bachelor in Paradise' Decision


An internal investigation, "conducted with the assistance of an outside law firm, has now been completed", the statement continued. Warner Bros has chose to resume production on Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise now that it has closed investigation on the sexual assault allegations raised by contestant Corinne Olympios . Read More »

A change in policy toward North Korea?

His comment could signal he is ready to play hardball with the Chinese, or at last send a message to China that the United States feels they are not coming to the table with a strong hand due to their continued trade with North Korea. Trump says North Korea is "a brutal regime" but the USA will "be able to handle it". "We can not know for sure that North Korea killed Mr Warmbier, but I believe it is quite clear that they have a heavy responsibility in the process that led to his death", ... Read More »

Four reported dead following San Francisco shooting


Police were searching for two men after that shooting, he said. The company told the Associated Press an employee opened fire in the facility before drivers were sent out for their daily deliveries. Chaplin said the police searched the building but did not find any other victims inside. Authorities have interviewed all witnesses and are talking to the victims' families, he said. Read More »

Family identifies victim in San Francisco UPS shooting

Two guns were recovered at the scene, including what police referred to as an "assault pistol" used by the shooter. Police ordered residents and employees in the city's Portero Hill neighbourhood and surrounding areas to shelter in place as they responded to the shooting. Read More »

Dems Win Ballgame of Unity, Give Trophy to Scalise


The gunman in the early morning attack at the ballpark in Alexandria, Virginia, was identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois . Scalise remains in critical condition but his vital signs have stabilized and doctors have lifted sedation enough for him to respond to family members. Read More »

Iran calls on Saudi Arabia to release detainees

Bin Salman, one of the King's 12 sons, has been making global waves over the past year, with his Vision 2030 statement and the related National Transformation Plan - a program aimed at diversifying the Saudi economy away from energy in the hope of raising living standards over the next decade. Read More »

Boeing, United Airlines Announce Order for 100 737 MAX 10s

Despite the interest in the MAX 10, analysts expect passenger jet orders at the Paris Airshow to fall short of recent boom years, as airlines digest a flood of deliveries. "This year the book-to-bill will be less than one, and we're chewing down the backlog". Boeing also took in tentative orders for a further 83 planes worth as much as $9.3 billion. Read More »

Inside Your Health: Steve Scalise Medical Condition


In his first public comments since the shooting , Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it's a "good possibility" that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity. "We've had a very, very divided country for many years", Trump said. "I think that the president contributed to this significantly", said Rep. James Clyburn of SC, the No. Read More »

US Vice President Hires Lawyer For Russia Probes

As the office of the VP announced on Thursday, Richard Cullen , a lawyer from Richmond, Virginia, who heads the law firm McGuire Woods , was entrusted to represent his interests. Trump later contradicted his own staff, saying on May 11 he had the Russian Federation issue in mind when he fired Comey. "He's a good lawyer, and at the same time understands the implications of public policy and politics, which makes him an excellent choice for the vice president", said former Virginia Gov. Read More »