Author: 0 Trump reverses course in Qatar call

Only an hour later, Tillerson sat in the front row in the Rose Garden as Trump enthusiastically embraced the move by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others to punish Qatar. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. More than 11,000 USA and coalition forces are at al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, from which more than 100 aircraft operate.

U.S. Milwaukee Jury Acquits Ex-Cop in Police Shooting Case
Author: 0 Milwaukee Jury Acquits Ex-Cop in Police Shooting Case

Defense attorney Jonathan Smith said his client was "gratified" over the acquittal, CNN affiliate WISN-TV reported . While the officer and the victim in this case were both African American, it was one in a series of fatal shootings of black people across the United States.

Author: 0 Supremes to look at how districts are drawn

The maps can all but ensure that the party in power at the beginning of a decade - when districts are drawn - will keep control of a state legislature and win most of a state's seats in the U.S. Similar lawsuits are pending in Maryland , where Democrats dominate, and North Carolina, where Republicans have a huge edge in the congressional delegation and the state legislature.

Author: 0 All de Blasio's Children

Republicans in the State Senate wanted a deal to give him school control, in exchange for raising the number of charter schools in New York City. The city's Uniform Land Use Review Process on such matters begins with local input in area community boards, and eventually comes before the full Council for a vote before concluding on the mayor's desk.

U.S. 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison
Author: 0 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson said "the extent of the recklessness" exhibited by 29-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch was "breathtaking", according to a report by ABC News . An employee who was outside when Welch first walked in heard the gunshots, and when he came back inside, prosecutors said that Welch pointed the AR-15 at him.

U.S. Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Acted Alone, Had No Terrorist Connections
Author: 0 Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Acted Alone, Had No Terrorist Connections

Mr. Hodgkinson began firing on members of Congress and others at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va., as they practiced for the annual congressional charity baseball game. Officials said they also searched the van he had been living out of in the parking lot of the YMCA and found indications on his computer that he meant to go home.

Author: 0 US Senate Approves Russia Sanctions

In a almost unanimous vote, the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved new sanctions against Iran and Russian Federation that also limit President Donald Trump's administration from weakening existing sanctions against Moscow. The 97-2 vote, which came as part of a broader debate over sanctions on Iran, marked a rare spot of agreement between Democrats and Republicans, who said they hoped it would be the beginning of more such deals.

Author: 0 Senate health care bill already in trouble as Republicans voice opposition

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will decide whether to support a Republican health care bill "on the basis of how it impacts Florida", his office said this afternoon. Trump has since called it "mean", despite celebrating it at the Rose Garden with House Republicans. " Obamacare is dead and we're putting a plan out today that is going to be negotiated", Trump said at a White House on Thursday.

U.S. Obamacare replacement bill runs into Republican trouble
Author: 0 Obamacare replacement bill runs into Republican trouble

But it's probably still mean. In states that chose not to expand Medicaid, for example, the Senate proposal would reinstate certain payments to smaller hospitals that Obamacare eliminated. It would also allow states to add work requirements for some Medicaid enrollees. The bill's elimination of the Affordable Care Act's essential health benefits provision, which largely mandated that insurers cover mental health and substance abuse treatment, was also cause for concern for stakeholders ...

U.S. US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
Author: 0 US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

The process of delisting the grizzly bear began long before President Trump took office: The service chose to lift the species' threatened status in 2007, but a federal judge reinstated the protections in response to a lawsuit in 2009. "The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, which includes the FWS and Wyoming Game and Fish, must be commended for its years of great work", he said in a statement .

Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

National Hurricane Center said. Cindy is expected to produce 3 to 6 inches of rain, with as much as 15 inches in some places, through Friday morning, the hurricane center said. Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast was still suffering the effects of Cindy, a former tropical storm that crawled ashore from the Gulf of Mexico early Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas state line.

Author: 0 Schumer calls for all-senators meeting on health care

The CBO estimated that the caps would put more of the financial burden for the program on states, who would respond by a combination of cutting payments to health care providers like doctors and hospitals, eliminating benefits for patients and restricting eligibility.

Author: 0 'Get back! Get back!': Police releases audio after killing a pregnant woman

The Washington Post reports that an investigation into the officers' decision to use deadly force is underway, and both officers will be placed on administrative leave during the investigation. During that visit, the officers said, the woman brandished a pair of scissors. Charleeena was Black, and the two officers are white. Before entering her apartment, officers can be heard on audio recording saying Charleena had been "talking all insane about how the officers weren't gonna leave".

U.S. Dems slam new Senate health care bill as 'meaner'
Author: 0 Dems slam new Senate health care bill as 'meaner'

Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Mike Lee (Utah) and Rand Paul (Ky.) said in a joint statement they are "not ready" to vote for the bill, while adding that they are open to negotiations and getting more information about the measure.

Author: 0 Trump signs executive order on apprenticeships

The federal government estimates there are 6 million jobs unfilled in the building trades. The president's executive order "encourages" the creation of such programs by other non-governmental entities, including private industry, colleges and high schools.

U.S. Cuomo, Trump lawyer clash over Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Cuomo, Trump lawyer clash over Russian Federation probe

This is absurd, because as we already know, Trump has confirmed on national television that he was going to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein's recommendation and that his motive was rooted in unhappiness with Comey's handling of the Russian Federation probe.

Author: 0 Sigh of relief for GOP on health care — Georgia race

The result set off a round of gloating from Republicans - up to and including those with the surname "Trump" - and some serious teeth-gnashing among Democrats, who were clearly and publicly frustrated by their inability to win a race despite a firm belief that Trump's unpopularity is their ticket to winning elections.

Author: 0 Storm Cindy expected to make landfall Thursday morning: NHC

The forecast track has remained remarkably reliable over the past few days and as we have mentioned in previous posts, a shift of even 100 miles one way or another can make a huge difference in rainfall totals and wind in the area. "The voluntary evacuation order is meant to alert residents of Bolivar Peninsula that emergency responders may be unable to reach them", Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said in a statement.

U.S. Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants
Author: 0 Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants

Does that make sense?" he clarified. Trump defended his pick of economic adviser Gary Cohn , who was president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs from 2006 to 2017. "That's what we have to have so the world doesn't take advantage". What's more, note the underlying assumption behind the boasts: the president genuinely seems to believe that it's just common sense to put Wall Street millionaires and billionaires "in charge of the economy" - because they're Wall Street ...

U.S. 2 officers killed on prison bus, 2 inmates on run — Georgia manhunt
Author: 0 2 officers killed on prison bus, 2 inmates on run — Georgia manhunt

There were 33 additional prisoners on the bus. They disarmed one of the officers and fatally shot both, officials said. Sills said the two men may be in the truck, but he did not rule out that they may have split up. Dubose , 6 feet 1 inches tall and 140 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair, was sentenced up to 20 years in prison for armed robbery, aggravated assault and theft in 2014, the website shows.

Author: 0 Cavaliers owner, Billups meeting for 2nd time

They spoke Thursday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks. Billups has known he would be a possible candidate in Cleveland for several weeks, as it became clear a breakup between the Cavs and former general manager David Griffin was likely.

Author: 0 Tight finish seen in Atlanta congressional race, Trump weighs in

President Donald Trump riffed on Democrats at his campaign-style rally in Iowa on Wednesday, saying the party has been "unbelievably nasty" while at the same time admitting he hasn't made bipartisanship easy. To come within a hair's breadth of winning that seat in a special election is nothing short of extraordinary. "I don't think people in the beltway are realizing just how toxic the Democratic Party brand is in so many parts of the country".

Author: 0 Trump Reports Hundreds of Millions in Financial Liabilities

Trump also reported more than $37.2 million in " resort related revenue " from his Mar-a-Lago club in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he has hosted several foreign dignitaries since taking office. The liabilities are likely much larger because five of the debts were worth more than $50 million. Instead, the form provides a list of the president's assets, investments, income, retirement accounts and other holdings, CNN reported .

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