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Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes

After weeks of secrecy, Republican senators released their long-awaited plan to replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he and three other Republican senators are preparing to announced their opposition to the Senate health care bill as it's written.

More turmoil for Uber as founder Kalanic bows to pressure and quits

Uber's founder Travis Kalanick has reportedly vacated his role as CEO, following a string of scandals at the auto service company. Although Kalanick stepped down as chief executive, he will remain on Uber's board of directors. "It's going to be a challenge for Uber ", he said. Others say Uber is a big enough company now that it needs a different leadership style. The U.S.

Former Milwaukee Officer Found Not Guilty In Sylville Smith Shooting

His acquittal follows the acquittal of the police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile in Minnesota. During the trial, Heaggan-Brown's lawyer told the jury that the "first shot was a justifiable shot and that justification did not change in 1.69 seconds", The Associated Press reported .

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

But its fate remains uncertain. And at least a half-dozen Republicans - both conservatives and moderates - have complained about it. McConnell has only a thin margin of error: The bill would fail if just three of the Senate's 52 GOP senators oppose it.

U.S. expansion might top $10 billion — Foxconn founder

Addressing a regular shareholder meeting at his company headquarters in New Taipei City Thursday, Gou first said the die had not yet been cast and changes were still possible. Meanwhile, Gou suffered a setback on Wednesday when embattled Japanese conglomerate Toshiba announced that it would prioritize negotiations with a consortium led by the public-private Innovation Network Corp.

Officer: Marijuana smell made him feel in danger

In an interview after the fatal traffic stop, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez said that Castile's apparent willingness to use cannabis in front of his young daughter and girlfriend made Yanez think the 32-year-old was risky.

A glance at the Senate's Iran, Russia sanctions legislation

However, Sen. Robert Menendez was skeptical, telling Politico , "I just cannot fathom how House Republicans could ultimately, with everything that's going on with Russia's nefarious actions, try to either deep-six the bill or dramatically change it".

Packers Fan Sues Bears over Sideline Ban of Green Bay Apparel

Russell Beckman, a Wisconsin native and longtime Bears and Packers season ticket holder, filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday seeking the right to wear gear from the team's bitter rival on the field. According to the suit, Beckman appealed to the National Football League but received no response. I found nothing in its rules that indicate I cannot wear my Packer gear into that "experience".

United States top court says band name 'Slants' ok

The case was based on an Asian-American rock band named The Slants , who were denied a trademark for the band name in 2011 on grounds that it disparages Asians. But in a unanimous vote, the Supreme Court said that law violates free expression. Gioconda added that Alito "correctly pointed out that many trademarks now on the principal register would thereby communicate freaky government messages" if trademarks were government speech, if so broadly interpreted.

American Airlines cancels of flights because of extreme heat

Seven flights were canceled due to weather on Monday, when the temperature reached 118 degrees, rounding out the total to 50 weather-related cancellations in two days. Weather service meteorologist Ashley Allen says the Strip's tall, close buildings and long stretches of concrete cause the area to heat quickly and cool slowly.

FBI's most wanted arrested in Minnehaha County

Marshals hold . South Dakota authorities say polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs was captured at a recreation area marina southwest of Sioux Falls. According to testimony of former FDLS members , people whom Warren Jeffs designated as "bishops", including his brother Lyle, were at the top of the compound's pecking order while Warren Jeffs served time.

Bodies of Michigan man, adult son found in van

The two were found after a missing persons report was filed. Cooper said authorities told him they found the two around 7:45 p.m. Monday. Cooper calls Heckman, "a champion for under dog students". A faithful supporter of the community he loved, George was a dedicated husband, loving father and passionate educator. According to Facebook posts, a crisis team will be available to the community at the high school auditorium beginning at 9 a.m.

Conservative talk-show host and First Amendment litigator is Trump's newest lawyer

But right after making that declaration, the interview took an interesting and confusing twist: Sekulow then said - twice - that the president is being investigated. "You just said two times that he's being investigated", Wallace said. "He's not afraid of the investigation", Sekulow said. Few attorneys have ever handled the investigation of a president.

Trump Tweets He's Currently Under Investigation

Some of his ire is aimed at Rosenstein and investigative special counsel Robert Mueller, both of whom the president believes are biased against him, associates say. and adviser Newt Gingrich - have deemed Mueller biased and worthy of dismissal. The transition official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss post-election decisions publicly.

Georgia election: Trump faces knife-edge congressional vote

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is attacking Democrats and promoting the Republican running in this week's House runoff election in Georgia. The influx of volunteers - many interviewed by The Hill said it's their first time getting involved in a campaign - underscores the enormous interest in the suburban Atlanta district vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price .

Ivanka Trump calls for tolerance after latest London attack

The mother of the Finsbury Park suspect last night said she was "not going to defend" her son and revealed she screamed in horror when she saw him on television. British authorities are investigating the attack as a possible act of terrorism. Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the mosque on Monday morning.

Brutal slaying near mosque stemmed from road rage

Police spokeswoman Tawny Wright said the girl had been walking back to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society ( ADAMS) Center with friends when she got into a dispute with a man in a auto early Sunday. Aboras emigrated from southern Egypt and has three younger daughters, who like Nabra were born in the U.S. He's not particularly interested in knowing why his daughter was attacked or whether it could be considered a hate crime.

Multiple fatalities reported after 25-vehicle pile-up near Lordsburg

NMSP said the chain-reaction crash is attributed to a dust storm which had high winds causing limited visibility from blowing dust. As of 10 p.m., there was no estimated time for it to reopen. Arizona Department of Transportation officials said traffic in both directions would need to take a 105-mile detour to avoid the significant highway closure.

Chattanooga area gas prices drop to 2017 low — Business Briefs

Patrick DeHaan , senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy , said he expects another week of declining prices, barring an unexpected hurricane, because of healthy supplies of gasoline. Minnesota's all-time high average came at the same time with $4.28. As the summer vacation season heats up, Roseville and Rocklin area residents are seeing low prices push back toward the $2.60 per gallon level for regular unleaded.

US student detained in North Korea, dies days after release

It criticized the treatment when he was held in North Korea and thanked the US doctors who treated him, and mentioned how he was at peace when he died . He pleaded to be released. Warmbier , a UVA student, was arrested for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan and was sentenced to 15 years hard labor.

Donald Trump Is Being Investigated For Obstruction Of Justice & 'Possible Financial Crimes'!

In a pivotal shift in the investigation that has riveted Americans like no other in decades, senior intelligence officials have agreed to be interviewed by investigators working for the special counsel , Robert Mueller , the Post said .

Trump blasts reported obstruction probe as 'phony'

Examining such possible charges will allow investigators to interview key administration figures, including Attorney-General Jeff Sessions , Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein and possibly Mr Trump himself, said the source familiar with Mr Mueller's investigation.

Thousands Protest Acquittal of Officer in Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile

Organizers urged protesters to stay off of nearby Interstate 94, but about 10:30 p.m., about 500 people raced onto it and blocked lanes in both directions. Shortly after the verdict, the City of St. Anthony said Yanez would not return to active duty and that it was negotiating a "voluntary separation agreement" with him.

Amazon's Whole Foods deal set to quicken grocery evolution

The deal is expected to conclude in the second half of this year. Co-founder and chief executive John Mackey said: "This partnership presents an opportunity to maximise value for Whole Foods Market's shareholders, while at the same time extending our mission and bringing the highest quality, experience, convenience and innovation to our customers".

SCOTUS Could End Political Gerrymandering, Imperil GOP Majorities

The issue has torn the court for decades. "Partisan gerrymandering of this kind is worse now than at any time in recent memory", said Paul Smith of the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, DC, who will argue the case on behalf of a group of challengers in Wisconsin.

Scalise condition upgraded to serious

Scalise is said to be somewhat responding to medical staff and family, according to the doctors. The shot fired at Scalise left perhaps hundreds of bullet fragments internally, many of which may never be removed because surgery might be more risky than leaving them in place, Sava said.

Rep. Scalise's Condition Improves, Upgraded to 'Serious'

Hodgkinson , 66, allegedly opened fire on a Congressional baseball team as Republicans were practicing for an annual game to be played at Nationals Park Thursday. Mr Scalise's trauma surgeon said on Friday he could hope to make an "excellent recovery", even he arrived at the hospital at imminent risk of death.

CNN's Jake Tapper Is Confused As Hell During Interview With Trump's Lawyer

The attorney did the rounds on the morning shows on Sunday, appearing on CNN's " State of the Union ", where he argued Trump is not under investigation, despite the President tweeting "I am being investigated" last week. "So he's being investigated for taking the action the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take by the agency that recommended the determination".

Russia threatens RAF and US air force jets in Syrian stand-off

Sam Heller, a Syria expert at The Century Foundation think-tank, said the regime was provoking confrontations, but neither side appeared to want a major escalation. The coalition has for months backed SDF forces in their bid to capture Raqa, an operation in which the regime has not been involved. The Syrian army acknowledged that one of its planes had been shot down .

Who Are The Finsbury Park Mosque Attack Victims?

One elderly man, who had collapsed just before the incident, was pronounced dead at the scene, but it is not yet known whether his death was directly linked to the attack. British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed Monday to fight extremism in all its forms after a white driver plowed his van into a crowd of Muslims near a mosque.

Teen girl found dead in pond after leaving prayer at mosque

Darwin Martinez Torres , 22, was charged with murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen , who went missing after leaving the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Reston , Virginia on Sunday morning. Sunday. Nabra Hassanen was returning from a mosque along with 14 of her friends when she was attacked. At about 5:15 a.m., a patrol officer noticed Torres auto matched the description of the suspect and he was taken into custody.

Death toll in London fire rises to 58, may still go higher

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II struck a mournful tone in an address to mark her official birthday Saturday, remarking not only on the blaze at the high-rise building but also on the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London . She also said she will receive daily reports from the stricken neighborhood. The Home Office said late Saturday night it will make arrangements for the family of Mohammad Alhajali to "travel to the U.K.in these terribly sad circumstances".

Robbery suspect dead, officer, civilian shot in Maryland

Erb reportedly robbed two victims before boarding an MTA bus traveling north on Dundalk Avenue. It is not clear if the civilian who was shot was a bus passenger or a bystander. The names of the injured have not been released. Police are working to identify the registered owner of the firearms. In Baltimore County in 2003, Erb pleaded guilty to attempted robbery, court records show.

Northern California mom attacked child in attempted exorcism

Deputies who arrived on the scene placed Felder in handcuffs, separating her from her daughter . In its press release , the sheriff's office applauded Marciel for stepping in on the child's behalf. The sheriff's office said he struggled with Felder as she hit her daughter with a piece of wood, and that his intervention likely prevented Felder from killing the girl.

Officials announce $40000 reward in case of missing UI scholar

Twenty-six-year-old Yingying Zhang was about a month into a yearlong appointment at the central IL university when she disappeared June 9. At a news conference Monday, officials with Champaign County Crimestoppers emphasized the significance of the reward.