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Scott Approves Pay Raises For State Employees, Law Enforcement

Scott went on to say that while the bill makes "positive changes to several State University System programs, and there are many provisions I think would be good for students, it does so at the expense of the Florida College System". Many of them spoke in opposition to the Senate's proposed changes, particularly the proposal to restrict their ability to offer four-year degrees. He said lawmakers could revive the higher-education issues next year. Read More »

Virginia Shooting: Republican Lawmaker Steve Scalise Critical, Needs More Operations


A rifle-wielding critic of US President Donald Trump opened fire Wednesday on US lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, seriously wounding a top Republican congressman and injuring four others before he was killed by police. Hodgkinson was taken to the hospital, where he later died. President Trump addresses the nation after a gunman shot Rep. Steve Scalise and members of the congressional police force on June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. Read More »

London tower fire: 'People jumped out of their windows'


KCTMO said it is cooperating with investigators and that it was aware of tenant complaints. Many people are unaccounted for and firefighters are continuing to tackle "pockets of fire", with the operation now in the "recovery phase". "We really need people to change their behaviour", Pegg said. Instead, it leapt within minutes to other floors - but somehow never triggered any building-wide alarms. Read More »

Oklahoma's Riley adds ex-E. Carolina coach McNeill to staff


As East Carolina head coach, McNeill was the boss of then-offensive coordinator Riley from 2010-2014. As much as Mendenall will miss McNeill, especially because of his recruiting relationships in the talent-rich Tidewater areas, he said he understands his now-former assistant's decision to leave. Read More »

Flint water crisis: Health chief, other officials charged with involuntary manslaughter

It's been more than three years since Flint , Michigan, switched its water source in an effort to save money, which led to a man-made public health crisis embroiling Michigan Gov. January 15, 2016: Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette begins an "independent review" into the Flint crisis. This investigation should have begun the first day that Flint residents began showing up at council meetings and complaining to the governor's office that their water was bad. Read More »

Hospital: Scalise in critical condition after surgery

He was identified as James T. Hodgkinson and was killed by police during the attack. President Trump issued a statement: "Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely". Read More »

Odd Market Reaction to Hawkish Fed Has Two Explanations


US Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised the benchmark interest rates for the fourth time since December 2015 and unveiled plan to start trimming its balance sheet. A Reuters poll of 21 of the 23 primary dealers that do business directly with the Fed showed 14 of them now believed it would announce the start of its balance sheet normalisation at its September 19-20 policy meeting. Read More »

Death toll climbs in London tower fire

The fire brigade said 40 fire engines and more than 200 firefighters had been working on the blaze. Flumes of black smoke billowed into the air hours after the blaze was sparked. "I just hope they have got everyone out", he said. As noon approached Wednesday, the building in the west London neighborhood of North Kensington was still smoldering and breaking out into flames. Read More »

Federal Reserve raises key interest rate again

The Fed foresees one additional rate hike this year but gave no hint of when that might occur. The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter point today. But the Fed's forecasts are only predictions and are frequently revised as its assessments evolve. The Fed said a recent softening in inflation was seen as transitory, but the latest tepid price readings made investors question its view that the USA economy is continuing to improve. Read More »

Top 5 Games From Microsoft's E3 2017 Conference

So while there was nothing as exciting to see as the Xbox One X, the likes of Spider-Man, Days Gone and a Shadow of the Colossus remake all seem set to deliver the goods. One thing to keep in mind is that you can build a budget gaming PC for $500, but in most cases, this does not include support for 4K gaming. "If you looked at what we did on stage yesterday, [there were] 42 games, 22 with console exclusivity". Read More »

Members of Congress United in Prayer and Fear After Shooting

But swirling around the Capitol are rumors that the shooting itself, which injured Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others, was partisan. Nathan told NBC News he knew the GOP congressional baseball team was being targeted because the squad practices at the field "all the time". Read More »

5 people, including Michigan health chief, charged in Flint

Lyon is also charged with misconduct in office. Emergency managers switched to using Flint River water instead. The charges were announced in a Flint court on Wednesday. Though lead levels in the water have come down significantly since the state acknowledged the contamination around October 1, 2015, residents are still advised not to drink tap water without a filter. Read More »

House Majority Whip shot at during congressional baseball practice


He also praised Congressman Steve Scalise as "a patriot" and said that that he is now in stable condition. The House canceled proceedings for the day. Louis. The gunman had a rifle and "a lot of ammo", said Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the practice. They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats. Read More »

Hawaii Rebuffs Trump, Adopts Paris Agreement Goals Anyway

David Ige signed two bills yesterday ( June 6) to enforce parts of the Paris Agreement-making Hawaii the first state to take concrete action in support of the global climate agreement. Mr Trump repeatedly claimed it put the USA economy and American workers at a "disadvantage" when there are numerous studies showing that implementing renewable energy and emissions reduction measures actually help the economy and create new "green" jobs. Read More »

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise critical, hospital says

He said he wanted to get to Scalise, who was lying in the middle of the field, but couldn't. "When I heard the first shot, I thought it was a firework". Costello said on the "Today" show that he missed a carpool to the practice by two minutes. Flake, of Arizona, said he ran onto the field and also tried to come to Scalise's aide. Read More »

Suspected N Korea drone photographed US missile-defense site

Those drones were unable to transmit photos in real time, investigators concluded. The drone was believed to have crashed because it ran short of fuel while returning to the North. During the meeting, Shannon said Pyongyang's nuclear aspirations could create an worldwide security crisis and "do not create any hopeful path to the future". Read More »

US House GOP Whip in critical condition after shooting


Trump praised the "heroic actions" of the Capital Police at the scene. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, said Zack Barth, one of his legislative correspondents, was also one of those injured during the shooting. Lawmakers and their staffs said Wednesday's shooting once again exposed a reality that they are vulnerable targets anytime they leave the security of the Capitol. Read More »

Chrissy Teigen: I'm way too honest


Among them is her future plan as a mother. "I would definitely adopt or have foster children", Teigen told the magazine. Now, the "Love Me Now" singer just needs to nab himself an Emmy before he can proudly say he's received the coveted EGOT. Read More »

Red Cross Urges Eligible Donors to Give Blood This Summer


Moreover she said the IFRC and Red Crescent Societies would like to encourage healthy people to become donors, and for existing donors to donate more often. Wednesday is World Blood Donor Day , an occasion aimed at reminding people it is crucial for them to give blood and platelets during the summer and year-round. Read More »

Trump visits DC hospital treating critically injured Rep. Steve Scalise


According to his Facebook page, Hodgkinson was a fervent supporter of Sanders, the feisty independent who battled Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination previous year. Though they said there was no longer an active threat, all Alexandria schools are on "lock-in" status and police are advising residents to stay away from the area. Read More »