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Seattle police shoot, kill woman who reported burglary

The four-minute audio from Sunday's incident opens with the two officers conversing en route to Lyles' apartment about a separate event, two weeks before, in which Lyle was arrested for threatening responding police with a pair of scissors. [Full Article...]

Trump attorney says president not under federal investigation

Trump attorney says president not under federal investigation Russian officials have denied meddling in the United States election. "Politically, the people who don't like him still won't like him, and the people who support him will still support him". "I don't know what the facts will show or what the special counsel will conclude, but Kasowitz, Sekulow & Dowd is not the dream team", he tweeted after the Fox News exchange. [Full Article...]

Boy killed by bear identified as Anchorage teen

Boy killed by bear identified as Anchorage teen However, just in a matter of a few weeks there have been seven bear attacks and encounters reported in the state of Alaska and beyond. The Alaskan teen ran into the bear after straying from the mountain trail and getting lost in the wilderness. [Full Article...]

US Hurricane Center says storm Bret degenerates into a tropical wave

US Hurricane Center says storm Bret degenerates into a tropical wave The National Weather Service says residents in a Tropical Storm Watch should review evacuation routes and review their disaster supply kit. Update 8 a.m.: Tropical storm-force winds could reach Louisiana and Texas as early as this afternoon as a system treks northwest toward the coast. [Full Article...]

Escaped Georgia inmates captured after crash, foot chase

Officers arrested Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose in the rural community of Christina, Tennessee , ending a multi-state manhunt that kicked off when the pair escaped Baldwin Prison on Tuesday. Within minutes, the couple called police. That's when the inmates crashed and ran away on foot before they were captured. The escapees were wanted for the prison bus murders of two corrections offi... [Full Article...]

Mueller meets with House Russia investigators

Former FBI Director James Comey says that he attended a January 27 one-on-one meeting with President Donald Trump where Trump asked Comey to pledge loyalty to Trump. "SEKULOW: And now he's [Trump's] being investigated by the Department of Justice because the special counsel under the special counsel relations reports still to the Department of Justice". [Full Article...]

GOP Lawmaker Scalise Still Critical Though Doctors `Encouraged'

Hodgkinson sprayed rifle fire at Republican congressmen on Wednesday as they practiced for a charity baseball game. The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson , who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media. [Full Article...]

Fox News' Chris Wallace Nails Trump's Lawyer in a Brazen Lie

But two avenues appear clear so far: The lawyers are prepared to paint Mueller's investigative team as somehow politically motivated, or too aligned with the interests of fired FBI Director James Comey; and they will argue the president didn't illegally exert pressure on the investigation. [Full Article...]

Senate approves new sanctions package on Russian Federation, sending deal to Trump's desk

The measure adding sanctions on Iran due to its ballistic missile program , support for terrorism and human rights breaches passed Thursday in a 98-2 vote. The Senate and House of Representatives still need to sign off on the full bill before it would reach Trump's desk for final approval. In a 100-member Senate, 97 voted in favor of new sanctions, while only two members; Mike Lee and Rand Paul... [Full Article...]

Early returns: Tight Georgia House race as nation watches

Democrat Jon Ossoff conceded the Georgia special election runoff to Republican Karen Handel Tuesday night, even as he argued that the "fight goes on" for Democrats looking for a path forward. Despite Handel's half-hearted embrace of Trump, he the President published tweets early Tuesday morning urging his followers to vote for Handel. But given how competitive the contest was and the fa... [Full Article...]

Clamping down, Trump team puts the 'brief' in press briefing

Spicer now has multiple positions within the White House communications team and its unclear if the role of press secretary is the one he will keep once the staff re-expands. There was a time when White House reporters did their work and didn't cry like little babies. Spicer - asked for a simple yes or no answer as to whether the president believes Russian government interfered in the 20... [Full Article...]

Justices to hear what could be landmark election case

The Supreme Court has been willing to invalidate state electoral maps on the grounds of racial discrimination, as it did May 22 when it found that Republican legislators in North Carolina had drawn two electoral districts to diminish the statewide political clout of black voters. [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer to take 'less public role in the White House'

Spicer, 45, is rumored to be promoted to a role that oversees the Trump administration's news and communications operations, though he told reporters Tuesday that "I'm right here". "I'll go along with Russia", Trump said, adding: "Could've been China, could've been a lot of different groups". The White House has generally only used that excuse on days that the president has held a press ... [Full Article...]

Spicer Won't Comment on His White House Future

Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon said the reason we haven't seen Spicer is that he got fatter. White House officials said: "We have sought input from many people as we look to expand our communications operation". On Monday, Spicer conducted an off-camera session with reporters. "I have not sat down and talked to him about that specific thing". "But I think, when you realize w... [Full Article...]

Shooter went to Republican baseball practice with list of names

Shooter went to Republican baseball practice with list of names Scalise sustained a single rifle wound, entering his left hip and passing through toward his right hip, also known as a trans-pelvic gunshot wound. Dr. "We are especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from Louisiana and across the country, as well as from President Trump, Vice President Pence, and all of Steve's colleagues who have reached... [Full Article...]

Senate close to vote on dismantle health law

When asked by Bloomberg's Laura Litvan on Tuesday if he had seen the bill , McCain was blunt. Senate conservatives also seemed wary of the emerging bill . Mike Lee (R-Utah) said in a video posted to Facebook Tuesday. "It's not being written by us", Lee said, noting he was a member of the so-called working group. [Full Article...]

Gov. Rauner delivers budget address on eve of special session

Gov. Rauner delivers budget address on eve of special session The Governor defended the deal. We have continually looked for ways to compromise with the governor without hurting middle-class families, and have worked to find common ground so the governor will finally focus on a budget. Reaching across party lines is the only way the state can move forward in a positive direction, but the compromise bill is not the solution, Ives said. [Full Article...]

4 more Los Angeles youth police cadets arrested in scandal

4 more Los Angeles youth police cadets arrested in scandal The teens, who were not publicly identified because they are 15 to 17 years old, were arrested following the fiasco and presumably no longer enrolled in the youth program. The programs operate at each of the LAPD's 21 geographic stations. Three cadets were arrested in the immediate aftermath of the crashes, with a third missing cruiser found parked on a street near the station. [Full Article...]

LAPD cadets arrested after stealing patrol cars, police say

A third patrol vehicle was located at an undisclosed location and recovered, according to Beck. But he added that two Tasers, two police radios and a bulletproof vest were recovered. He said since he has been chief, over 8,000 cadets have gone through the program, mostly from what he termed "difficult" neighborhoods. The investigation into the cadets remains open, an LAPD spokesman said. [Full Article...]

White House pushing Republicans in the House to relax new Russian Federation sanctions

The bill would require a congressional review if President Donald Trump attempts to ease or end penalties against Moscow. The amendment, which includes new sanctions on the Kremlin over human rights violations and meddling in the 2016 presidential election, is attached to an Iran sanctions bill that could pass as soon as this week, making it more hard for President Trump to veto the legis... [Full Article...]


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