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Why police shooting trials rarely end in convictions

Why police shooting trials rarely end in convictions Initially, it was reported that the officer was "wounded by " friendly fire " as police looked for suspects after a stolen vehicle fled police and crashed late Wednesday", with Interim Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole telling reporters that the off-duty officer "was hit in the crossfire between officers and suspects who had been in the auto". [Full Article...]

Cindy: More rain in Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

On Friday, forecasters were trying to verify exactly how many tornadoes touched down in Alabama during Cindy's passage. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP ) - Rain bands reeling away from Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains from the Southeast to the Midwest, triggering flash flood warnings over several states including West Virginia, whose residents on Friday marked the anniversary of dead... [Full Article...]

Dramatic video shows teen falling from Six Flags ride

The girl was riding the attraction with a younger relative and fell about 25 feet from a stationary two-person auto, the sheriff's office said in a statement. A TEENAGE girl fell from a theme park ride and plunged eight metres into a tree below. " There does not appear to be any malfunction of the ride, but we have closed the attraction until a thorough review can be completed ", a park official... [Full Article...]

Cindy, now a tropical depression, moving inland

Rainfall will not be evenly distributed so rainfall amounts will vary widely before ending Friday late afternoon and early evening. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin went to White Sulphur Springs for the dedication of a memorial for eight people who died there. [Full Article...]

Virginia districts drawn to help GOP

The AP analyzed the 2016 election results using an "efficiency gap" formula developed by University of Chicago law professor Nick Stephanopoulos and researcher Eric McGhee of the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California. Other districts - such as Beatty's, where 9 of every 10 voters favor Democrats - are virtually impossible for Republicans to win. In addition to MI, the analysis foun... [Full Article...]

Trump may sack special counsel in Russian Federation inquiry, says friend

Sam Nunberg, who worked for Trump's presidential campaign, said it "could seem to be a conflict" for Mueller to first interview with the president to be a possible replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey and then days later to be named as the special counsel heading an investigation that could look into Comey's firing. [Full Article...]

Reeling from shooting, Washington tunes in for Congressional Baseball Game

Reeling from shooting, Washington tunes in for Congressional Baseball Game Scalise remains in critical condition on Thursday, and President Donald Trump said "he's in some trouble" as Scalise entered into his third surgery. " Steve Scalise being the majority whip and having the ear of the President is in a very good position to protect Louisiana's interests". "America has rejected the Cuban people's oppressors", Trump said in a crowded, sweltering auditorium. [Full Article...]

Fifth Republican senator opposes chamber's health-care bill

Senate Republicans are painting the new plan as less austere than the House bill which, according to a forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), would leave 23 million fewer people insured than under current law. [Full Article...]

Tech sergeant released from hospital after air show accident

Col. Jason Heard. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office received a report around 12:30 p.m. Friday of a jet off the end of a runway and on its top at the Dayton International Airport. The cause of the accident will be investigated by an aircraft and safety investigation board, according to Heard. "It is better to wait for the full facts of the investigative board". [Full Article...]

Dean Heller becomes fifth Senate Republican to oppose GOP health care bill

The Senate Republicans' plan puts a lid on that by rolling back the Obama-era expansion of the program and then granting states a set amount of money for each person enrolled. Assuming every Democrat is a no vote, the GOP can't afford more than 2 of their own senators to vote against the bill. Four conservative senators expressed opposition but openness to talks: Sens. [Full Article...]

Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill

Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill Using remarkably caustic language, Mr. Heller, who is seen as a pivotal swing vote, denounced the Senate-drafted health care bill in terms that Democrats swiftly seized on. Three of them said they anxious it does not go far enough in repealing the ACA, known as Obamacare. On Thursday, the same day it was released, four conservative senators - Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Ron Johnson - also... [Full Article...]

Trump signs VA reform bill, following through on campaign promise

Trump signs VA reform bill, following through on campaign promise Numerous country's major veterans groups are supportive of the plan, which is seen as a legislative compromise after years of debate over how to address systemic problems at the department while also incorporating protections for federal workers. [Full Article...]

World's Ugliest Dog crowned

News' Kerry Sanders , one of the three judges, asked Martha: " Do you know you just won the World's Ugliest Dog Contest? ". Instead of showing off, she was seen casually laying down on her side with her droopy face spread across the ground. [Full Article...]

Nancy Pelosi is beside the point

At a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa , on Wednesday night, Trump said: "If Karen Handel had lost, they would have blamed it on me". In the end, the Republican - and in the eyes of many , Trump - won handily. That's why Nancy Pelosi and her allies are pouring millions into his campaign. "The House remains in play now". Pelosi says the Democratic base is energized, adding, "We must now... [Full Article...]

Actress Louise Linton to Wednesday Trump official in Washington

Actress Louise Linton to Wednesday Trump official in Washington The hush-hush nuptials were a closely guarded secret until Wednesday, when Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross spilled the beans while introducing Mnuchin at a conference. The couple met in Los Angeles in 2013 and were engaged two years later, the New York Times reported this week. Mnuchin, who worked at Goldman Sachs and as a film producer prior to joining the Trump administration, was forced to... [Full Article...]

More whiffs for the scrambling Democrats

More whiffs for the scrambling Democrats UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Ossoff would vote with Nancy Pelosi to weaken our military. Pelosi had abjured critics by touting her accomplishments Thursday, saying, "Well, I'm a master legislator". The Georgia race featured a nail-biting finish, with the possibility of flipping a traditionally-Republican district. Democrats are left to wonder whether they should have poured resources into the SC ... [Full Article...]

LSU Eliminates Oregon State to Reach College World Series Finals

LSU Eliminates Oregon State to Reach College World Series Finals Not only did LSU advance in the College World Series but then ended the Beavers 23-game winning streak. Gilbert made only four starts in 27 apperaances this season, but posted a 6-1 record and 2.29 ERA while striking out 60 batters in 51 innings. [Full Article...]

After hospital visit with Scalise, Ryan says he's doing well

Updates with hospital report on Scalise's condition in third paragraph. Slater said it did not appear that Hodgkinson had a target in mind when he opened fire at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria last week. The FBI confirmed that a witness reported that Hodgkinson has asked them on the morning of the shooting: "Is this the Republican or Democrat baseball team?" Hodgkinson a... [Full Article...]

Oklahoma senators respond to release of health care draft

Oklahoma senators respond to release of health care draft Under the Senate's bill , titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act , that expansion would be phased out, meaning those who gained coverage through the expansion would be without once again, though they could access coverage through the individual insurance market . [Full Article...]

Unpopular Among Voters, Pelosi Says She's 'Worth the Trouble'

Unpopular Among Voters, Pelosi Says She's 'Worth the Trouble' The result comes as relief for Republicans , who had grown concerned about whether their party, buffeted by the scandals that have plagued the Republican President, could hold the seat in Georgia's sixth district, which became the most expensive congressional race in USA history. [Full Article...]


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