No weather-related damage reported in area; severe thunderstorms predicted

No weather-related damage reported in area; severe thunderstorms predicted We sexpect the remnants of what was Tropical Storm Cindy to pass North Carolina to the north this weekend. Crews in Memphis cleared storm drains Thursday to help prevent flooding. Media report heavy rain and winds also were causing traffic problems. The agency is predicting maximum sustained wind speeds of close to 40 mph and says "tropical-storm-force winds" will extend around the center of... [Full Article...]

5th GOP senator announces opposition to party's health-care legislation

It gets rid of many of Obamacare's taxes on the wealthy, defunds Planned Parenthood, ends subsidies for low-income Americans to buy health insurance after 2019, and makes deep cuts to Medicaid as well as phasing out states' Medicaid expansion. [Full Article...]

Escaped Georgia inmates caught in Tennessee after manhunt

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said the fugitives took some food and likely some clothes, since they left their prison uniforms behind. When law enforcement officers saw that stolen vehicle, a 10-mile chase ensued on Interstate 24 south of Nashville until the escapees crashed and ran from the wreck. [Full Article...]

Trump rallies in Iowa following GOP victory in Georgia

Trump rallies in Iowa following GOP victory in Georgia He should have stuck with his actual beliefs to get the large Hispanic and Jewish and wealthy transient Democrats in the sixth. While all of America had its eyes set on the special election in Georgia Tuesday, a race for a U.S. Woods's comment comes on the heels of reports indicating the Georgia special election broke the record for campaign spending on a House race. "It certainly boosts Rep... [Full Article...]

DU cut-off 2017: DU colleges release cut-off; highest 99.66% for Electronics

DU cut-off 2017: DU colleges release cut-off; highest 99.66% for Electronics With first cut off out, race for admission has begun. The first cut-off list was supposed to be Published on June 20, but later it was postponed to June 23 Due to Some Technical Problems. Cut offs have lowered for other programmes. (Honors) that is 97.75%. The cutoff for Science subjects remained nearly same. At Kirori Mal College (KMC), cutoff for Physics (Hons) has gone down from 98% a yea... [Full Article...]

Jury deadlocks in OH police officer's murder case retrial

Jury deadlocks in OH police officer's murder case retrial The hung jury is the second of two trials over an eight-month period for Ray Tensing , the Cincinnati police officer who shot and killed DuBose . Jurors told Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz Friday that they were split on whether to convict Tensing in the death of Sam DuBose, who was shot dead during a traffic stop in in Cincinnati in July 2015. [Full Article...]

Arizonans Share Perspectives On New Senate Health Bill

House of Representatives that tied them exclusively to age, Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said . A seven-year push by U.S. Republicans to dismantle Obamacare and kill the taxes it imposed on the wealthy will reach a critical phase on Thursday when Senate Republican leaders unveil a draft bill they aim to put to a vote, possibly as early as next week. [Full Article...]

Democratic lawmaker criticizes party brand, Pelosi

Democratic lawmaker criticizes party brand, Pelosi But it's also clear that many Democrats in the House, if not the large majority, don't see it that way. Tuesday was a triumphant night for Republicans, winning 4 of 5 special elections , including the most expensive House race in USA history. [Full Article...]

Military chiefs seeking 6-month hold on transgender enlistments

Military chiefs seeking 6-month hold on transgender enlistments The services have previously said they were concerned about whether the USA military could deploy people undergoing transition - but military health care has paid for medical transition for transgender troops since last October. "Indeed, the Chiefs who are demanding ongoing delay are not bringing any new arguments or new data to the table, but are recycling long-discredited concerns whose only b... [Full Article...]

After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson publicly asked the country's neighbors to make their desires clear, and Tillerson's spokeswoman suggested that their concerns might be about regional tussles for power rather than real worries about terror support. [Full Article...]

Spieth leads by 1 midway through 2nd round at Travelers

Another former world number one, Jason Day, bowed out, missing the cut by two strokes after signing for a score one stroke higher than he actually shot. "I got things kicking off early and that helps you walk a little easier and helps with the shots you're playing throughout the round". Just as he approached the first two rounds - calmly. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm Cindy moves inland in Louisiana; one dead in Alabama

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cindy's maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 miles per hour (64 kph) with continued weakening expected over the next two days. A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1 p.m. Rain bands associated with Cindy will continue to move through southeast Louisiana. Debris covers State Highway 87 after Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall earlier... [Full Article...]

Obama: 'Fundamental Meanness At The Core' Of GOP Health Care Bills

Obama: 'Fundamental Meanness At The Core' Of GOP Health Care Bills Arizona's Republican Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday the Senate GOP bill falls short of what his state needs. Yet Trump praised the Senate health care bill Thursday, saying "it's going to be very good". For instance, states can now opt out of requiring insurance to cover things like maternity care. "I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tene... [Full Article...]

GOP Health Bill: Senate Leader Faces Battle for Support

GOP Health Bill: Senate Leader Faces Battle for Support WASHINGTON (AP ) - Republican Sen. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) told CNN on Friday that he can't defend the way GOP senators crafted the healthcare reform bill in secret but said he still thinks the bill could be acceptable to vote for. [Full Article...]

Senate releases new health care draft

Senate releases new health care draft Senator Dean Heller expressed "serious concerns...about the bill's impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid ". A White House official said the Trump has pushed his team to stay involved and plans to flex his negotiating muscle, the official said. [Full Article...]

More evacuations ordered near wildfire in Utah

Fire officials in Utah said the Brian Head wildfire almost doubled in size overnight Thursday, threatening another resort town in the rural southwestern portion of the state. Closures - Highway 143 remains closed from Parowan to the junction of Highway 148 near Cedar Breaks National Monument. But that's secondary to her concern for what the town will look like when the fire is finally out. [Full Article...]

Fultz the No.1 pick for 76ers in National Basketball Association draft

EDT, shortly after the first picks were made. While Markelle Fultz was long expected to go No. 1 overall to the Boston Celtics , he ended up getting traded to the Philadelphia 76ers . "It's an honor to be compared to James Harden", Fultz said. Fultz became the 14th UW Huskies standout taken in the first round of the National Basketball Association draft. [Full Article...]

Otto Warmbier's family prepares for his funeral

China's top diplomat told Donald Trump that Beijing was willing to keep working with Washington to defuse tensions on the Korean peninsula - days after the USA leader implied that Chinese efforts had failed. Warmbier's treatment was "appalling", U.S. Senator Rob Portman of OH told reporters outside the memorial. Otto Warmbier's funeral will be held at Wyoming High School - located in the c... [Full Article...]

Military plane flips at Dayton International Airport

Military plane flips at Dayton International Airport Wright-Patterson Air Force Base dispatched crash and rescue crews. A Thunderbirds Air Force jet went off a runway while preparing for an OH air show, and authorities say an Air Force pilot from Fort Lauderdale was one of two injured. The Sheriff's Office said two occupants were reportedly still inside the aircraft on the runway. Ricardo von Puttkammer, a chief correspondent for Aviation Photoj... [Full Article...]

Mistrial declared in Ohio cop's murder retrial

Footage from Tensing's body camera, released the day he was arrested and charged, showed that the fatal encounter unfolded in less than two minutes. "If there is disagreement, all jurors should reexamine their positions, given that a unanimous verdict has not been reached". [Full Article...]

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