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Rain chances diminish; Fourth of July should be sunny, warm

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Saturday will start out quiet with mostly cloudy skies. Monday will see a continuance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 p.m. The trough will move out late tonight , giving us nicer weather on Wednesday . South wind 5 to 11 miles per hour. Thursday: Partly sunny and more humid. The high will be 92. Southeast wind around 10 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 15 miles per hour. Read More »

Illinois House Democrats push new budget plan to end impasse

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However, since that proposal was an amendment , it still requires another vote for final House approval. "I will send a message to the bond rating agencies, asking them to defer any further opinions relative to the credit rating of the state of IL until we've had sufficient time to finalize our budget-making", Madigan told House members after the vote. Read More »

US Jewish Leaders Express Outrage After Israel's Western Wall Prayer Decision

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They've tried negotiations, protest and prayer. To the chagrin of Reform, Conservative and more moderate Orthodox Jews, neither the Western Wall nor the issue of conversion to Judaism has the same importance in Israeli public life as it does among the Jewish Diaspora, where both are more closely connected to matters of personal identity. Read More »

States refuse Trump panel request for voter information

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In a June 28 letter to Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams, Kris Kobach , the vice chair of the commission, requested a wide range of voter information as part of the review, including names, addresses, party affiliation and which elections voters have participated in since 2006. Read More »

Poll Finds Nancy Pelosi Unpopular With Voters, But Democrats Still Support Her

Karen Handel and Ralph Norman are the newest GOP additions to the House, with Handel narrowly beating out Democrat Jon Ossoff , according to The Hill . The survey also found that 49 percent of Democrats viewed Pelosi favorably while 25 percent viewed her unfavorably. "He noted her remarks last week about how Republicans "$100 million or so" against her, while even more was spent to promote Ryan nationally as the 2012 vice-presidential nominee. Read More »

Fourth of July parades, fireworks, more

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Happy Independence Day! The Fourth of July is one of the most popular times of year to be enjoying the Lakes Region. The event will wrap up at 9 p.m. The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Show will return to New Orleans on Tuesday, July 4 , where it will be visible from both east and west banks of the Mississippi River . Read More »

North Kensington residents compile lists of Grenfell missing

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A spokesman for Watkin Jones said: "As a result of the tragic events at the Grenfell Tower we are, alongside our numerous clients, carrying out a review of all completed projects and those now under construction". "We are drawing on expert advice from a range of worldwide specialists such as anthropologists and odontologists - the work to identify people will be ongoing for many months to come". Read More »

CT sailor among 7 killed in collision

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Citing local investigators, Japan's top-selling Yomiuri newspaper said Monday that the damage on both ships suggests they were traveling in the same direction when the crash occurred. He said the remains have been transferred to Naval Hospital Yokosuka. The path of the Fitzgerald before the collision is not clear because military ships do not transmit location data like commercial vessels. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi is Now Officially on Cher's Bad Side

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She complained of the "vitriolic things that they say that resulted in calls to my home constantly, threats in front of my grandchildren - really, predicated on their comments and their paid ads". Despite spending more than $30 million, Ossoff lost the district by a wider margin than Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Asked if Pelosi should remain the top House Democratic leader in the next Congress, her number two, Rep. Read More »

North Korea's hostage-taking ploy backfires with Warmbier coma

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Warmbier, 22, is in stable condition at the UC Medical Center, where he was taken after his arrival in OH late Tuesday after more than 17 months in North Korean captivity. The next day, Warmbier was flown to a USA base in Japan before making the longer journey to OH to be reunited with his family. Warmbier's future care and treatment will be kept confidential out of respect for the family, Kanter said. Read More »

8 injured after man drives into LA motel swimming pool

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A driver who lost control of his auto, crashed through a wall and plunged his sport utility vehicle into a motel swimming pool in San Pedro is under investigation for drunken driving, police said Monday. The children were also taken to the hospital to be evaluated. City News Service reports that the driver-the sole occupant of the vehicle- had gotten out of the vehicle when firefighters had arrived, and that he was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Read More »

Where in the World Are the Obamas on a Fabulous Vacation Now?

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TBD who the other lucky members of their entourage were, but safe to say they'll be telling the story of "that time I went white-water rafting with the Obamas" for a long, long time. The country's president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo invited him to come and take a holiday there when he left office, saying he and his family were welcome to visit the presidential palace in Bogor, West Java. Read More »

Apple CEO Tim Cook urges Trump to show more compassion on immigration

A bunch of tech CEOs attended a meeting with President Donald Trump . Its objective is to help modernize the federal government's technology. Also missing at the meeting was Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, who recently quit Trump's economic advisory council after Trump chose to pull the USA out of the Paris climate accord. Read More »

PM invites CEOs to invest in India, invokes surgical strike

The Prime Minister addressed a joint sitting of the US Congress to much acclaim. "The whole world is looking at India". Modi later tweeted, "Interacted with top CEOs". "Good", said Cook as he emerged out of the meeting. Responding to a question, Aghi said the H-1B visa issue was not discussed at the meeting. USIBC president Aghi was also present. Read More »

ITBP jawans celebrate International Yoga Day in

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Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014". "Many countries which do not know our language, tradition, or culture, are now connecting to India through yoga", Modi said in his address to a almost 50,000-strong crowd. Read More »

Vettel, Hamilton clash as Ricciardo wins

Vettel, however, managed to pass Hamilton in the process of taking the penalty and stayed ahead of his main championship rival, taking a fourth-placed finish, extending his World Championship lead by two points. "I didn't run into the back of him on objective". "I have no doubt he brake-checked me", Vettel said. Both cars were able to continue, but Vettel was handed a 10sec stop-go penalty for risky driving. Read More »

UK Conservatives, N Ireland party strike deal

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A Whitehall paper also revealed that new more flexible spending rules will be implemented to allow more scope over how devolved funding can be spent. Ahead of the meeting at No10, Mrs Foster said she believed an agreement for the support of her 10 MPs is "close". Read More »

Eid -Ul- Fitr A Day Dedicated To Poor

Many Islamic believers will be gathered at the mosques around Fiji to offer their special prayers and later celebrate with family and friends over a good meal at home. But there's more to the ease than just fasting hours. If your employee works shifts, offering them 15 minutes to break their fast and pray is a considerate gesture. Read More »

Canada nurse gets life for killing 8 people in her care

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Elizabeth Wettlaufer was given the sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years during her final court hearing today. Friends of the some of the victims also gathered outside the courthouse in Woodstock , Ontario, on Monday to express their hurt and anger. Read More »

Qatar Rejects the Saudi-led Bloc's Absurd Demands

The demands against Qatar were prompted by allegations that Qatar condones and funds terrorist activity. "This list of demands confirms what Qatar has said from the beginning: the illegal blockade has nothing to do with combatting terrorism ". Read More »