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Greg Monroe to Opt-In with Milwaukee

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Had he not elected to opt-in for next season, Monroe would have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Monroe put up solid numbers off the bench for the Bucks a year ago, but with no guarantees of a long term deal in free agency, he will stick with Milwaukee for another season. Read More »

AAA: More than 1.48M from Michigan to travel for July 4

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AAA forecasts that average airfares on the most popular domestic routes will be 10 percent lower and vehicle rentals will be down 14 percent from last year's holiday period, while hotel rooms will cost about the same. However, consumers may see prices increase, albeit by pennies, closer to the holiday weekend, similar to the Memorial Day gas price trend. The complete AAA/IHS Markit 2017 Independence Day holiday travel forecast is available here. Read More »

Senate healthcare bill still includes massive cuts to Medicaid

Their proposal would cut and revamp Medicaid , end penalties on people not buying coverage and eliminate tax increases that financed the statute's expansion of coverage. Ted Cruz of Texas said Tuesday that there's "more work to do" before the bill adequately cuts premiums. The details of the plan are subject to change, especially after negotiations to assemble a bill that can earn 50 votes. Read More »

Police hunt for Idaho man after 3 found dead

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Bullinger's 57-year-old wife, Cheryl Baker , is missing, her brother Byron Baker earlier told the Statesman , and family and friends have not heard from her for around 10 days. Though he would not comment on the relationships between the three women and Bullinger, Dashiell said they were not all related. She claimed that when the screaming stopped, she wasn't sure if she had imagined it or not, and assumed that if it was real, another neighbor would call for help. Read More »

Congress hears sinister tale of Russia election meddling

Russian hackers targeted 21 USA states' election systems in last year's presidential race, a Department of Homeland Security official told Congress on Wednesday. Johnson served as Obama's homeland security chief from December 2013 to January 2017. Trump has decried the probes as witch hunts and he's rejected the US intelligence community's assessment that Russia's hacking and disinformation campaign was meant to aid his candidacy. Read More »

FBI Release New Information on Congressional Shooter

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The F.B.I. said that Mr. Hodgkinson was carrying a military-style rifle and a handgun. Investigators said it's still not clear what prompted the unemployed Bellville resident to travel from his home in IL to the Washington-area where they believe he lived out of his van since March. Read More »

Police asked to limit presence in Minneapolis pride parade

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St. Paul Deputy Chief Mary Nash, the department's LGBTQ liaison, said 12 to 15 officers from the force - some LGBTQ and others supporters - have participated in Pride in years past, according to Pioneer Press. But this year, Twin Cities Pride says they will have a lone, unmarked police vehicle, as required by law, starting off the parade and there will be limited police participation in the parade itself. Read More »

Cindy To Make Landfall Overnight; Life-Threatening Flash Flooding Possible

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Ford says he'd rather people use common sense and not get in the water. Some of the low-lying clouds were rotating, and gusty winds whipped across the landscape. Tropical storm Cindy moved inland near the Louisiana-Texas border on Thursday morning, bringing heavy rainfall and life-threatening conditions over the northern Gulf Coast, the U.S. Read More »

Key Issues to Look for in the Senate Health Care Bill

If three GOP senators vote no, the bill will not pass. Here's a quick rundown of the standout provisions in the bill, which is expected to come up for a vote as soon as the end of next week. That might satisfy Republican senators from states that expanded their programs, but conservatives have wanted to halt the extra expenditures quickly. Read More »

Mostly sunny, high near 81 — TODAY'S FORECAST

On Wednesday, the mercury reached 99 degrees, with Thursday's forecast calling for an identical high. The heat was so extreme on Monday (118 degrees), at Phoenix Sky Harbor International, American Airlines canceled 45 flights for today. "We're not just an island here in California". In Madison on Thursday , there's a 60 percent chance for showers and storms, with possible rain totals of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in any storms that may develop, partly ... Read More »

Census: US growing older and more racially diverse

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Every racial group grew between 2015 and 2016, but the number of whites increased slowest - less than one hundredth of 1 percent or 5,000 people. In the same 12 months, the non-Hispanic white population grew by just 5,000 people. And Saratoga County is the oldest county with a median age of 42.3 years in 2016. As for the share of a state's overall population, New Mexico had the highest percentage of non-white Hispanics at 48.5 percent. Read More »

Man Torches Memorial for Murdered Muslim Teen

In traditional Muslim garb and Western attire, they walked and drove from every direction to All Dulles Area Muslim Society. When the teens fled, Hassanen reportedly tripped on her abaya. The vigil preceded the mosque's daily iftar , the breaking-of-the fast meal during Ramadan. "I think it brings you closer to the One that you're worshiping. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana

Rainfall of 6 to 12 inches is expected in coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. The Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect from High Island, Texas to Morgan City, Louisiana, according to the National Hurricane Center . Read More »

D'back's 10-run 4th keys 16-5 win over Rockies

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David Peralta and Paul Goldschmidt also connected for two hits in the inning and combined for three RBIs, helping the Diamondbacks snap the Rockies' winning streak at six games and setting up Thursday's match between the NL West rivals as the decisive game in the series. Read More »

Coast Guard suspends case for possible missing kayaker off ME coast

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Wednesday. The Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard, Maine Marine Patrol and other partner agencies searched over 456 square miles and for more than 18 hours without success. The crews are now searching a 275 square mile area. Boats were dispatched from Jonesport and Southwest Harbor to look for the man and a helicopter was launched from Air Station Cape Cod. Read More »

White House Pressure on China Grows Over North Korea

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I think we've had positive movement on China with this administration in the past five months. The Hamilton County Coroner's Office was still conferring on Tuesday with doctors at a Cincinnati hospital who were treating Otto Warmbier , 22, before reaching any conclusions about his death a day earlier, investigator Daryl Zornes said. Read More »

It's So Hot, Your Flight May be Canceled — PALM SPRINGS

Climate change is largely responsible for boosting those background temperatures, increasing the odds of setting record highs like the ones now broiling the region. The Salt River Project, a public power utility, on Monday delivered a record amount of energy to its Phoenix-area retail customers. Project superintendent Tommy Russell says his company has held weekly safety meetings to prepare for the heat, and he will send all his workers home if it hits 120. Read More »

Amber Alert issued for abducted Virginia girl

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The two were last seen around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. He last had on an orange T-shirt with jeans. Joel Long may be armed, according to state police. If you can help with the investigation, contact Virginia State Police. "Joel Long is 6 feet 1 inch, weighs 180 lbs and has hazel eyes and short brown hair". They were reported traveling north on Interstate 81, heading toward Roanoke. Read More »

TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly sunny, high near 81

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Thursday: Mostly sunny, still comfy. The sun rose at 5:58:07 a.m. Wind becoming northwest at 2 to 5 miles per hour. Most of Wednesday will be partly cloudy, but a few showers and storms will return that afternoon and evening. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. North wind around 5 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy and mild with a 70% chance for showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain. Read More »

Draft: Senate health care bill similar to House bill, with some changes

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has faced backlash for the perceived lack of transparency behind the health care bill negotiations, but insisted that there will be "plenty of time" for discussion. He had privately called the House legislation "mean", according to congressional sources. For instance, 50 percent of respondents in "very red" districts found the plan to phase out the Medicaid expansion included in Obamacare as unacceptable. Read More »

After Karen Handel victory, GOP celebrating, Dems searching

Tuesday night, Handel won with about a four-point lead over Ossoff . For his part, President Trump congratulated the candidate through his Twitter account, even before Handel made the announcement, claiming that her work had been "fantastic", and that (the party) was very proud of her. Read More »

China hold talks focusing on North Korean threat

They added it's not clear if the activities indicate a sixth nuclear test is imminent, but some have expressed concern Pyongyang could conduct a test on Wednesday ahead of a visit to Washington by top Chinese diplomats. President Trump, after Warmbier's death , described his treatment as a "disgrace" - the president has since suggested efforts to win China's help curbing North Korea's behavior will be shelved. Read More »

US congressman's shooter had list of six lawmakers

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Scalise, who was shot in the hip, was at "imminent risk of death" when arrived at D.C. MedStar Washington Hospital Center, doctors said last week . Before he left, police were called to his home after neighbors complained that he was doing target practice on his property. Slater said Hodgkinson had come to the Washington area in March of this year, and was living out of his vehicle, mainly in the parking lot of a YMCA near the baseball field. Read More »

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

The Senate bill also cuts off Obamacare's Medicaid expansion more gradually than the House legislation, which passed on May 4, and it removes language restricting federally subsidized health plans from covering abortions, the newspaper said. Read More »