Lawmakers differ sharply on Supreme Court decision

Because of a series of Supreme Court cases , especially one from Pennsylvania in 2004, courts have been impotent to stop this practice thus far. Democrats sued, claiming that the new maps violated First Amendment protections in the Constitution and the federal Voting Rights Act, and the case was originally heard before a three-judge federal panel in November 2016. [Full Article...]

Holcomb Fire Grows to 850 Acres

Holcomb Fire Grows to 850 Acres The blaze that began Monday has charred almost 1,000 acres of brush and timber and is just 10 percent contained. A wildfire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest northeast of Big Bear Lake grew to 950 acres overnight and is now 10 percent contained, officials said Tuesday. [Full Article...]

McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote

McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote Later, he simply chortled when asked if he was confident the measure would pass, a victory that would elude him if just three of the 52 GOP senators voted no. The resulting frustration led Democrats to stage a Monday night " talkathon " in order to pressure (or shame, whichever word works best) Republicans into holding hearings. [Full Article...]

Whole Foods CEO calls deal with Amazon 'whirlwind courtship'

In this note the firm outlines why it thinks Amazon is making this move, look at the footprint overlap of WFM and Amazon food distribution, review the potential U.S. "We've seen Amazon expand recently into physical, brick-and-mortar stores, for example their new bookstores and Amazon Go, their small grocery store experiment that doesn't require a customer to go through check out", says Elizabeth... [Full Article...]

Spicer seeks more strategic role at White House

Spicer seeks more strategic role at White House When asked if White House press secretary were a position she would be interested in, Ingraham laid out her qualifications but said she was "not sure" if press secretary were something she would be "dying" to do. David Martosko , the US political editor of London's Daily Mail , who covered the president's campaign, has also interviewed for senior communications jobs, according to a person fam... [Full Article...]

Ssssscary! Woman mistakes rattlesnake for toy

Ssssscary! Woman mistakes rattlesnake for toy The rest of us? Her husband Ariel Rosso chose to post Wednesday night's hilarious encounter, which was captured by home surveillance cameras, on YouTube . "And it didn't make sense". They say that baby rattlers are actually even more risky than adults because they can't control their venom. Los Angeles County firefighters came out and killed the snake. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court pushes Redskins' name fight back to society

Supreme Court pushes Redskins' name fight back to society According to Fox News , in the case of Matal v. Tam , the court ruled that the "disparagement clause" in federal trademark law, which prohibits trademarks for offensive names, violates the First Amendment. It is curious to consider whether the Supreme Court has opened the proverbial floodgate to the registration of prejudicial or offensive marks - those which could be deemed disparaging,... [Full Article...]

Torrential rains predicted for Gulf Coast

Torrential rains predicted for Gulf Coast New policies in place at the National Hurricane Center now allow forecasters to issue full advisories - including a forecast track and watches and warnings - for storms that could form and impact land within 48 hours. The heaviest rainfall from the storm is expected east of the storm's path. The storm's maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour as it moved to the northwest at 10 miles per h... [Full Article...]

USA student in coma dies days after release from North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in 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 Mr Warmbier. The U.S. State Department strongly warns Americans against traveling to North Korea, saying they're "at serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea's system of law enforc... [Full Article...]

Writing A Bill In Private Not Unusual

Writing A Bill In Private Not Unusual Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) said that the Senate bill is almost identical to the bill that passed through the House, which President Donald Trump reportedly called " mean, mean, mean " during a meeting with Republican Senators last week. [Full Article...]

FBI Finds 'Hit List' On Body of Alexandria Shooter

FBI Finds 'Hit List' On Body of Alexandria Shooter The FBI says the man who shot a us congressman and three other people during the Republican congressional baseball team's practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday appears to have bought his guns legally. Scalise remained in critical condition on Friday although his condition has improved, doctors said. He remains in critical condition from a shot to the hip. [Full Article...]

Seattle Shooting Raises Questions About Officers' De-Escalation Efforts

In a statement released with the audio , police noted that both officers were equipped with " less lethal force options ". Shortly before 10:00 a.m. Lyles was reportedly carrying a knife when they arrived. As people hit the streets in St. Anthony, Minnesota, to protest the acquittal of the police officer who killed Philando Castile , officers 1390 miles away took the life of yet ano... [Full Article...]

Maryland, DC attorneys general suing Trump

The high-profile lawsuit claims that Trump is in violation of Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the US Constitution, the so-called Emoluments Clause. The suit seeks an injunction to put a stop to these alleged violations. However, Trump is yet to keep his promises of separating public mandates and business interests. [Full Article...]

Tropical systems won't impact Central Florida, forecasters say

Tropical systems won't impact Central Florida, forecasters say It likely will become Tropical Storm Cindy or a subtropical cyclone in the next couple of days. We continue to monitor Invest 93L entering the southern Gulf. What's interesting to note is even with the two varying tracks from our two most reliable models, both agree the heaviest rain will fall in the same area: the northern Gulf coast from the Florida panhandle to Louisiana. [Full Article...]

US shoots down drone in Syria

US shoots down drone in Syria American forces operating in Syria or its airspace are capable of defending themselves, the top US military officer said Monday after Russian Federation threatened to shoot down foreign aircraft in its area of operation in the war-torn nation. [Full Article...]

Steve Scalise conscious, spoke with wife on Saturday, sources say

He has become more responsive and was able to speak with loved ones. The Republicans had been holding early morning practices for weeks at the Alexandria, Va., field for the annual baseball game on Thursday against Democratic lawmakers. The gunman, identified by law enforcement officials as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, later died from injuries sustained during a shooto... [Full Article...]

Utah town evacuated as fires spread across state

Utah town evacuated as fires spread across state According to data posted Monday at utahwildfireinfo.gov , the fire was being fought with eight helicopters and 18 engines , by eight fire crews , with total personnel on the job numbering 364. The evacuation orders for Brian Head are still in effect. But the fire spread rapidly after it started on Saturday, fueled by the heavy timber in the remote town in southern Utah. [Full Article...]

Rob Gronkowski disputes $100K-plus bar tab in CT

Rob Gronkowski disputes $100K-plus bar tab in CT The receipt includes 18 bottles of Ace of Spades Rose totaling $18,000 and 15 bottles of Dom Perignon totaling $27,000. "This is where 100k + would go to before that", Gronkowski wrote on his Twitter account late Monday night, attaching a picture of him holding a giant charity check for $110,000 made out to Boston Children's Hospital. [Full Article...]

Crash, dust closes section of I-10 in Arizona, New Mexico

Crash, dust closes section of I-10 in Arizona, New Mexico Police said the initial investigation indicated that 18 commercial motor vehicles and seven passengers vehicles were involved. Arizona Department of Transportation officials said the I-10 was closed for about 60 miles, with eastbound traffic stopped just east of Willcox, and was finally reopened early Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Seattle Police Killed Charleena Lyles, Pregnant Mother Who Called To Report Burglary

Seattle police said the incident began when they got a burglary call from Charleena Lyles , who lived in an apartment in the 6800 block of 62nd Street. There's no way you could've taken a taser and taken her down? No officers were injured . The two officers involved, who have not been identified, have been placed on administrative leave. [Full Article...]

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