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Tropical Storm Cindy turns deadly in ravaging Gulf Coast


The Wind from the storm is not expected to be a factor in our area. As the storm moves northwest, the Gulf Coast will continue seeing heavy rains, winds of 40-50 miles per hour and increased moisture, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said. Fort Loudoun, Watts Bar, Chickamauga, Nickajack and Kentucky lakes also will be lowered. In Texas, the Coast Guard reported rescuing a shrimp trawler with a crew of four that was taking on water about 80 miles outside Galveston. Read More »

Blumenthal, Murphy Awaiting Senate Health Care Bill

It also eliminates several taxes on wealthy Americans, including a 3.8 percent investment income tax and a 0.9 percent Medicare surtax. We'll see whether this three-senator nucleus comes from the right (Cruz, Lee, Paul) or the center (Collins, Murkowski, Heller) and whether in fact it's just three - which would be enough to tank the bill if they hold firm - or a larger group, which would make McConnell's problem grave. Read More »

GOP Senate health bill would cut Medicaid, end ACA tax increases

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor Thursday moments after the GOP's 142-page discussion draft was posted online. With this approach that sticks a little closer to existing law, McConnell is hoping to win over Republicans in states that embraced parts of the ACA, like Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Rob Portman of Ohio, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Dean Heller of Nevada. Read More »

Police Killed a Pregnant Woman in Seattle

In a press release, the Seattle Police Department said the two officers involved are now not on duty. Williams said, adding later that the officers could have tased Lyles instead. A 2014 survey by the Pew Research Center revealed that just 36 percent of African Americans felt confident that police authorities treat races equally, compared to 71 percent of white Americans who held that conviction. Read More »

Kansas to move forward with $300M stadium renovation plan

Zenger offered few details, saying he will speak more in the coming months after the designs are shown to fans. Zenger said he wants to do things in order what Beaty believes will get football going in the right direction. "We really do have to keep up with the facility war that goes on out there". Memorial Stadium is in store for a facelift. "It's a fan experience nowadays, and we want these people to be comfortable and really enjoy their time there". Read More »

13-year-old driver arrested after 2 police chases

Wednesday, June 21st at STH 20 and Meadowlane Avenue after the vehicle was spotted without headlights on. The vehicle reportedly fled and a pursuit ensued. At about 2:45 a.m., officers spotted the same auto driving west on STH 20 without its headlights on and again tried to stop it. The same vehicle, a Dodge Journey, was spotted about three hours later and again led police on a chase. Read More »

Senate Bill Repeals Most Obamacare Taxes, Keeps Subsidies for Low Income

The tax, affecting high-income Americans and imposed to help pay for Obamacare , has been a key target for Republicans . "We live in the wealthiest country on earth. That focuses financial assistance on people with lower incomes. People purchasing those plans could use their premium subsidy to do so, unlike under current law. Read More »

Senate GOP leaders unveil health care bill amid concerns

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pauses as he speaks following a closed-door strategy session at the Capitol in Washington , Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy - who have decried the secretive process Republicans have used to draft the bill - were, along with their Democratic colleagues and journalists, waiting Thursday morning for the text of the bill to be published. Read More »

Man fatally shot by officer in southeastern Oklahoma


An investigation is underway after a fatal officer-involved shooting in McCurtain County. When police arrived, they instructed Valenzuela to drop the knife but Valenzuela ignored commands, "reportedly threatened officers with the knife and advanced toward them", an OSBI release stated. Read More »

'Dry slot' of circulation diminishes forecast rains for La. from TS Cindy

They also expected flooding of the same level "elsewhere along the coast from southeastern Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle in areas of strong onshore winds". It has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, weakening from the sustained speed of 60 mph it reached overnight, and the storm is moving north-northwest at 7 mph. Read More »

Man, 54, hanging out with friends, drowns in Florida river

Authorities told First Coast News that the man was hanging out with friends under the Trout River bridge on Main Street when he decided that he wanted to go swimming. No foul play is suspected, police said. Rescue personnel on a fire department boat were able to recover his body. Police said they will not release the man's name until next of kin has been notified. Read More »

Democratic lawmaker criticizes party brand, Pelosi


Filemon Vela, D-Texas, told Politico . "I don't think people see Pelosi as being any better than Trump ". Georgia's 6th shares numerous same characteristics as the districts that Democrats believe will pave their way to a House majority in 2018. Read More »

Milwaukee Cop Found Not Guilty In Shooting That Sparked Riots

Bodycam video showed Heaggan-Brown had fired two shots. The resulting first-degree reckless homicide case revolved around the question of whether the officer was acting in self defense. Prosecutors argued he was defenseless when the officer fired a second shot, killing the 23-year-old. Heaggan-Brown was sacked two months later after he was charged in an unrelated sexual assault. Read More »

Senate GOP health bill reportedly would roll back ObamaCare taxes, penalties


Senator Susan Collins, a moderate Republican from ME, said she wanted to read an assessment by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on its impact on cost and insurance coverage before making her decision. But Republicans from states that expanded Medicaid, like Ohio's Rob Portman , want to extend that to seven years. Starting in 2020, that threshold would be lowered to 350 percent under the Senate bill - but anyone below that line could get the subsidies if they're not eligible ... Read More »

President Trump drives cart all over Bedminster green


Women's Open next month. But during a recent round at his club in Bedminster, N.J., Donald Trump threw out the book of etiquette when he took his golf cart over one of his club's greens. Trump then lamented the lapse in security while offering fist pounds to a pair of unseen recipients. Though golfers often drive carts on fairways, it's traditionally thought of as a cardinal sin to drive a cart onto the green, as the vehicles can easily cause damage to the extremely short grass. Read More »

Senate GOP health bill seeks to hobble Obama law

It's a tangible acknowledgment that Trump's pull with Senate Republicans , many of whom were not eager to back his presidential campaign, is far weaker than with House Republicans. "We'll delve into it, have a lot more to say about it". Given that U.S. Senate Republicans are working in secret on their replacement of Obamacare - the American Health Care Act - there is really no way to know whether the legislation that emerges will be terrific or something that disappoints most of us ... Read More »

Senate Republicans holding private meeting

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell will brief his caucus on the proposal during a meeting on Thursday morning, when the bill is expected to be made public. Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch led the way with more than $471,000 in contributions from two lobbies that could potentially benefit from the bill, with McConnell not far behind with more than $433,00 in donations. Read More »

Heavy Rains And Flooding As Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall

In a Tropical Storm Warning, the threat is more imminent, and residents should stand by for evacuation orders as well as check in with family and friends. It was enough to make for a soggy morning commute around the region but will begin to fizzle out later in the day. At least 17 million people are under a tropical storm warning from San Luis Pass, Texas, to the Alabama-Florida border, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said. Read More »

Blumenthal To Hold Second 'Emergency Hearing' On Health Care


The unveiling of the legislation marks the first time that the majority of the Senate GOP conference gets a comprehensive look at the health care proposal. According to other senators, staffers from the Senate Finance Committee and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee are drafting it, the Washington Examiner reported . Read More »

Woman killed, 4-year-old wounded in stabbing homicide


Neighbors say the girl could be seen playing in the community and has a bright personality. Bernardo Castillo, 24, was initially considered a person of interest following the Tuesday evening stabbings, but the sheriff's office officials identified him as a suspect Wednesday. Read More »

Placerville Murder Suspect Apprehended in El Centro, California


Tuesday around 5:15 p.m., deputies responded to a home on Newtown Road near Barragan Road in Placerville on reports of a stabbing. Deputies say after checking the vehicle registration, they were able to positively identify Castillo and placed him under arrest without incident. Read More »

Alabama warns of floating fire ants in floods


It was moving northwest at 7 miles per hour. The storm, moving northwest at almost 9 miles (14 km) per hour, was expected to make landfall along the Texas-Louisiana border, near major Exxon Mobil Corp., Motiva Enterprises and Total SA refineries. Read More »