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by | June 21, 2017 | 05:06

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former South Carolina Sen. Results began to trickle in Tuesday evening after voters cast ballots in the special election to fill the seat vacated by President Donald Trump's new White House budget director. He emerged as the top vote-getter from a seven-way GOP primary and defeated state lawmaker Tommy Pope by just more than 200 votes in a runoff. That's a signal of how much of a chance the party gauges it has to pick up the Georgia seat, which has been in GOP ...

by | June 21, 2017 | 05:06

Dyer has previously said he doesn't believe the statue should be permanently removed. This Tuesday, May 16, 2017 photo shows a Confederate statue constructed in 1911 displayed at a downtown park in Orlando, Fla . Lee statue in the city's Lee Park. The box will be stored safely and opened sometime in the future, Lafser said. The city is also working with historians to install a plaque near the monument that gives historical context and serves as an educational tool.

by | June 21, 2017 | 05:02

With this is mind as a benchmark, consider the excessive heat warnings for the southwestern part of the country today, where forecasts have temperatures rising above 120 degrees. American spokesperson Ross Feinstein told the Washington Post that heat-related cancellations could be expected throughout the week. An excessive heat warning is in effect as temperatures are expected to stay above 110 degrees into the weekend.

by | June 21, 2017 | 04:58

They were on Hwy 114 when a huge bull snake peeked its head from the hood of the truck. "Get out of here snake!" The snake somehow slithers all the way onto the hood of the truck and hangs on. What's most remarkable is the snake, of course, has no hands or feet, but clings to the hood of the auto like Saran Wrap despite the fast speeds of the vehicle.

by | June 21, 2017 | 04:49

The judge sought to comfort the jurors, at least one of whom fought back tears, calling their epic deliberation "one of the more courageous acts, one of the more selfless acts that I've seen in the justice system". "I was ridiculously sick", when he found out about the mistrial . Andrew Wyatt raises his fist as Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in Norristown , Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017.

by | June 21, 2017 | 04:43

A potential hate crime is one of the possible motives under investigation, the Washington Post reported . I'm so anxious about sending my kids out and their coming back as bodies.I want justice. Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hispanic, whatever", he said , surrounded by more than a dozen friends and family in his apartment. In a phone interview with The Guardian on Monday afternoon, Nabra's father, Mohmoud Hassanen , rejected the police claim.

by | June 21, 2017 | 04:42

I-10 eastbound was closed near Willcox while I-10 westbound was closed at Lordsburg , New Mexico. They reopened it at around 5:40 a.m. Tuesday. In February, two women were killed when their auto got sandwiched between two semi-trucks in a dust storm.

by | June 21, 2017 | 04:37

After the Aggies had cut the Louisville lead to 5-4 to begin the sixth, sophomore righthander Sam Bordner shut down the comeback with three ideal innings of relief before turning the game over to junior righty Lincoln Henzman in the ninth.

by | June 21, 2017 | 04:17

This photo provided by the Fairfax County Police Department shows Darwin Martinez Torres, of Sterling, Va. Martinez Torres was held on a murder charge Monday, June 19, 2017 , in the slaying of a teenage Muslim girl who was attacked during a breakfast break from an all-night prayer session at her mosque.

by | June 21, 2017 | 04:09

President Donald Trump, before meeting with House and Senate Republican leaders at the White House, said insurance carriers were fleeing the public exchanges created under the ACA. They're also trying to rein in the 2010 law's vast expansion of Medicaid without inflicting too much pain. "I think it's more likely to fail than not", Sen.

by | June 21, 2017 | 04:08

The actor Carrie Fisher had cocaine, morphine and ecstasy in her system when she died, her autopsy has revealed, but investigators are still unclear whether the drugs contributed to her death. It also said: "How Injury Occurred: Multiple drug intake, significance not ascertained". Todd also came to the defense of the doctors that prescribed his sister medication, telling ET, "They were doing their best to cure a mental disorder.

by | June 21, 2017 | 03:59

Republicans are favoured to hold a fourth seat up Tuesday in SC, while Democrats already held their lone open seat in a California special election . "Vote "R", Trump wrote in an evening tweet. The woman had expressed concerns about her daughter's rights, in particular under the Trump administration.

by | June 21, 2017 | 03:54

The protesters marched against the acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez , was found not guilty of manslaughter for shooting Phil. He fired seven shots at Castile just seconds after the 32-year-old said he had a gun. "If the officer would've exercised more caution, it may not have escalated as fast", he said. After the shooting, the video shows Yanez standing at the vehicle window, with his gun drawn for some time.

by | June 21, 2017 | 03:53

Mike Rounds Tuesday about whether there was some irony about Republicans drafting their health care bill behind closed doors. The effort comes with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., hoping to weave together a bill dismantling much of former President Barack Obama's health care law so the Senate can vote on it before leaving for its July 4 recess .

by | June 21, 2017 | 03:48

There is high pressure sweeping across the Southwest, which is expected to keep building through midweek. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration on US cities that report the most days a year with exceptionally high temperatures .

by | June 21, 2017 | 03:42

Todd said. "If this investigation is going to find - and he knows he did nothing wrong, then he shouldn't be afraid of this investigation". "He's not afraid of the investigation - there is no investigation", Sekulow said, adding, "there is not an investigation of the President of the United States, period".

by | June 21, 2017 | 03:18

A Tennessee Republican senator on Tuesday said he hasn't yet been shown the GOP bill to repeal and replace major parts of Obamacare that his party's leadership expects him and his colleagues to vote for next week. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). "Bring that bill out!" Republican senators have said they are working toward a goal of lowering insurance premiums for Americans, but the specifics of their bill have been closely guarded.

by | June 21, 2017 | 03:18

He lived in South Korea and commuted (he has dual citizenship), but one day he was accused of spying and detained. Warmbier's parents have not cited a specific cause of death , but pointed to "awful, torturous mistreatment" by North Korea .

by | June 21, 2017 | 03:09

Those conversations between senators and the CBO — common for lawmakers working on major, complex pieces of legislation — sometimes prompt members to press through and other times to change course. It would also placate, somewhat, the numerous activists concerned that Democrats are not fighting Republicans in their attempt to take health care away from millions of people.

by | June 21, 2017 | 03:00

There have been two heat-related injuries, both reported on Monday. Several roads have been closed as a result of the fire including Van Dusen Road, Holcomb Valley Road East is closed at Highway 18.The San Bernardino County Fire Department, Cal Fire, Baldwin Lake Fire Department and the Big Bear Fire Authority are assisting the U.S.

by | June 21, 2017 | 02:52

Heavy rains are expected to continue over portions of Central America, the Yucatan Peninsula, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and western Cuba during the next few days. A fast motion toward the west-northwest is expected over the next 48 hours. Two tropical systems developing to our south could become hurricanes as early as this afternoon.

by | June 21, 2017 | 02:46

On Monday, shares for GrubHub , which has $3.9 billion in market cap, were up 4% in trading. Amazon shares opened at $1,017, a record, although they later came down to around $1,000, up 1.28 percent from the close Friday, the day the $13.7 billion Whole Foods deal was announced.

by | June 21, 2017 | 02:20

If the Senate is able to pass health care legislation, the two chambers will have to come to a compromise to get a final bill to Trump's desk. "They don't want anybody to see it, least of all the public", he said . It will include trying to force votes aimed at drawing attention to the lack of transparency, such as committee hearings, on the GOP legislation.

by | June 21, 2017 | 02:17

A dispute over Wisconsin's Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of cutting into GOP electoral majorities across the United States. The case will be argued in the term that begins in October. The Supreme Court has never struck down a state redistricting plan on the basis of a partisan gerrymander.

by | June 21, 2017 | 01:41

Niobrara County (2.7%) posted the lowest unemployment rate in May. According to the monthly report issued by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the county's jobless rate was 3.6 percent, up from 3.4 percent in April. Monroe County: The jobless rate of 2.9 percent ranked 35th in Indiana. County unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. Indiana's 3.2 percent May rate was lower than all of its neighboring states.

by | June 21, 2017 | 01:30

After realising that she had a snake in her hand instead of a toy, she ran away for her life throwing the snake on the ground. Figuring that Duchess the dog had left out a rope or toy, she leaned down to grab it. "This could've been my wife in the hospital". The woman and her family, which includes three young girls, are thanking their lucky stars that no one got hurt.

by | June 21, 2017 | 01:28

It doesn't mean that " The Slants " or "Redskins" are or aren't offensive; it means that the government can't deny trademark protection based on arguments that a given term does or could offend. We all must abide with the Supreme Court's decisions, but there's no mandate to agree with them. This contradicts the inflammatory myths being circulated that the term came from the practice of paying a bounty for Indians (using a "red skin" in reference to a bloody, red scalp of a Native ...

by | June 21, 2017 | 01:24

A third person was rescued just before 5:30 p.m. but the condition is not yet known. " FDNY confirmed the information tweeting, "#FDNY confirms 1 patient removed w/ critical injuries, 1 in process of being extricated at 31-25 28 St Queens".

by | June 21, 2017 | 01:18

The bill received almost unanimous backing when it passed the Senate. On Thursday, June 15, 2017, by a vote of 98-2, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that would potentially impose additional sanctions against Russian Federation and give Congress the power to delay and/or prevent any action by President Trump to lift or relax sanctions against Russian Federation.

by | June 20, 2017 | 10:39

The cause of the collision at night and in clear weather is not known. A track of the much-larger container ship's route by MarineTraffic, a vessel-tracking service, shows it made a sudden turn as if trying to avoid something at about 1:30 a.m., before continuing eastward.

by | June 20, 2017 | 09:49

After a turbulent three months which has seen Britain scarred by three deadly Islamist militant attacks and now the tower blaze, Queen Elizabeth said the mood was deeply sombre but that the British people were resolute in the face of adversity.

by | June 20, 2017 | 09:09

The letter from Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House oversight committee, and Engel, the ranking Democrat on the House foreign affairs committee, is the latest to call attention to potential problems with what Flynn reported to the USA government about his foreign travel, contacts and business after he left the Defense Intelligence Agency in August 2014.

by | June 20, 2017 | 09:07

While the high court has suggested states can unconstitutionally draw legislative districts primarily to benefit one political party, King said , the point at which states cross the constitutional line has never been specified. They also say they have a natural edge in redistricting, since Democrats tend to cluster in cities and suburbs, creating districts that overwhelmingly vote Democratic.

by | June 20, 2017 | 08:22

The Tribune reports that at least one home has been destroyed in the blaze, while another has sustained damage. Multiple structures and the Parowan Valley watershed are threatened. The fire is burning on lands managed by Utah Department of Natural Resources. The Dixie National Forest has issued a road and trail closure as well to prevent the public from entering the fire area.

by | June 20, 2017 | 08:19

I saw people on both sides of the street actually wearing uniforms, a lot of military militia-style fatigues on the pro-Trump anti-Sharia side of the street. A New York March Against Sharia supporter stated the march had "nothing to do with religion or nothing like that", though they also added "If [Muslims] don't like it they can go back to their countries and deal with it there", according to the New York Post.