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No containment for Holcomb fire above Big Bear Lake

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Evacuations are being reported in the First and Third street areas. The Holcomb Fire in Big Bear quickly scorched 850 acres on Monday June 19, 2017, forcing roads, hiking trails and campgrounds to close. The Pacific Crest Trail was closed west of Highway 18, as well as Van Dunsen Road and Holcomb Valley Road East at Highway 18. Per Big Bear Fire personnel, the fire is growing at a rapid rate and air attack is reporting 200 acres, moving towards the desert, away from the Big Bear ... Read More »

Tropical storm warnings issued in Louisiana

It has a 80-percent chance of becoming a tropical system in the next 48 hours and a 90-percent chance of development in the next five days. The first of the two systems is near the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and continues to produce a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms along with winds to gale force several hundred miles to the east and northeast of the estimated center. Read More »

Amazon Buying Whole Foods Could Mean Pain for Costco

But Chris Conway, the chief market strategist at the Australian Stock Report, said: "I think a lot of people will realise that the current fear surrounding the competition Amazon will bring, and a subsequent sell-off in some retail stocks, is perhaps a bit overdone". Read More »

How the AP-NORC poll on climate change was conducted

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In a statement, the city said, "More than 300 US mayors representing more than 62 million Americans are committed to working together to strengthen local actions by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting efforts for binding federal and global-level policy making". Read More »

Northam wins Democratic nomination for Va. governor

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On the Democratic side of the aisle, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello are facing off in an unexpectedly tight contest for the gubernatorial nomination. Frank Wagner a distant third. Gillespie narrowly defeated Stewart in a race that truly came down to the wire and left Gillespie victorious, but only just. Read More »

Dems slam Senate GOP for 'secret' health care process

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Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who said late last week that not only had he not seen any draft language but didn't really care to review it. Bottom line? At the end of the day, Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, gets to say whether the House health care bill is in compliance with reconciliation. Read More »

Wisconsin AG 'thrilled' high court to hear case

Justices in the past have struck down electoral maps as illegal in the past. Much has already been analyzed about the Wisconsin cases that will be reviewed in next year's term of the Supreme Court , but the Old North State is certainly one that will be watching the developments. Read More »

Muslim teenager murdered on way to mosque in Virginia

Sharon Bulova, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, expressed solidarity with the Muslim centre and said a prayer vigil would held on Wednesday at a high school. Police did not describe the second assault. The illegal alien allegedly took her body to a nearby pond and dumped her there for the authorities to later find. Read More »

Jobless rate down to 4.1 percent in May in Wyoming

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Other employment sectors doing well included education and health services, the largest private industry sector was up 2,500 jobs or 1.8 percent. Wyoming's unemployment rate has fallen to 4.1 percent. Department of Employment and Workforce. The highest unemployment rates were found in Natrona (5.4%), Fremont (5.3%), and Campbell (5.1%) counties. In Bloomington, that rate improved from 4.8 percent last year to 3.1 percent this year. Read More »

US Court: Offensive Trademarks Are Protected by Free Speech

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The government argued in the current case and in the Washington case that the issuance of a trademark transforms the potentially offensive term into "government speech". "Just because the Redskins may believe they're in the clear or the Cleveland Indians or even some collegiate teams (think) they're in the clear, that doesn't mean that those that do business with the team, including its sponsors, are going to take their foot off the gas if they believe change is really required", USC ... Read More »

At least 3 hurt in New York City construction accident

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Workers were loading construction material onto the roof when it collapsed underneath them. The injured workers were rushed to a nearby hospital after being rescued from the basement, where firefighters were working to free the workers' colleague, FDNY spokesman Jim Long said. Read More »

Top court to hear case that could reshape US political map

Then they will have a response deadline of Friday, July 7. The challenge for the Supreme Court now is to articulate a standard for determining when "politics as usual" is actually a constitutional violation - and which part of the Constitution is being violated. Read More »

Flex Alert Issued Across California

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The weather service issued stern warnings about guarding against the heat. "Consumers can help avoid power outages by turning off all unnecessary lights, using major appliances before 2 p.m. As part of the conservation effort, state residents are encouraged to voluntarily use less electricity during the late afternoon hours when air conditioners are typically used most. Read More »

Trump's trip to the Supreme Court

Wisconsin Democratic Party chairwoman Martha Laning said, however, that she is "confident that the 2011 legislative maps will be declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court as well and electoral fairness will be restored to Wisconsin". Read More »

NZ, Bangladesh face off in must-win game

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Although this is one of the most crucial game for both teams, there are chances of rain to play the ultimate killer to this contest. New Zealand's Kane Williamson (L) and Martin Guptill during nets Thursday. Adil Rashid's recall here was unexpected, after his shock omission for England's victory over Bangladesh at The Oval last week. They bowled very consistently, and made life hard for us with the bat . Read More »

Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays

With the current user fee agreement set to expire in September and Congress' summer calendar dominated by a series of must-do items, House and Senate committees are negotiating behind the scenes on what they hope will be a final bill that each chamber can approve. Read More »

Lawyer says Donald Trump will address mystery of the tapes by Friday

Should the President be under investigation for firing Comey, however, either now or in the future, the investigation that began focusing on Russian ties to the Trump campaign and November's election could result in a shakeup. But so far, Sekulow's short tenure as Trump's personal defender on TV hasn't been so smooth. "The president of the United States takes action after receiving a memorandum from his attorney general, a letter actually from his attorney general and memorandum from ... Read More »

Senate GOP paves way for ObamaCare repeal bill

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The meeting with GOP congressional leaders focused on health care , tax reform and other agenda items, but Trump also used the opportunity to muse about putting solar panels on the wall he hopes to build between the US and Mexico. These congressional leaders also have their futures on the line. The calendar quickly turns to 2018, an election year, after that. No Democrat is expected to vote for the GOP plan. Read More »

Slants win as Supreme Court says government can't refuse disparaging trademarks

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Snyder issued a quick response to the decision on Monday: "I am THRILLED". Hail to the Redskins'. The Constitution does not contain a "hate speech" or "disparaging" exception to the First Amendment. "It could be our slant on life, of what it's like to be Asian-Americans, our perspective". Alito rejected arguments that the government has an interest in preventing speech that is offensive to certain groups. Read More »

A Pretty Little Liars Spinoff Show Could Be In The Pipeline

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With the series wrapping up at the end of the month, the stars couldn't help but gush about their storyline and how it will all come to a satisfying close. Currently, Mitchell and Pieterse's characters have made the decision to be together after the villain, A.D. impregnated Alison with Emily's fertilized eggs. Read More »

Tropical system targets Gulf Coast, system slightly strengthens

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Tropical Storm Bret , which was named Monday afternoon near the Windward Islands, has crossed into the eastern Caribbean Sea after making landfall on Trinidad and Tobago on Monday night. Most areas will get four to eight inches of rain through Friday, but some areas could see even high totals. "This system will spread very heavy rain bands over us". Read More »

US coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

A North Korean defector later said she had met Kim in the United States and that he had told church gatherings he was a missionary helping North Koreans. The furor in the USA over Warmbier's death recalls the raw emotions felt after a chemical weapons attack in Syria killed children, which prompted Trump to fire cruise missiles at Bashar Assad's regime. Read More »

Government can't block Washington Redskins' controversial nickname

According to ABC News , the court ruled that a 71-year-old law that barred disparaging terms from obtaining a trademark violates free speech rights. Tam has said he chose to call the band The Slants to reclaim a term some consider a derogatory reference to Asian people's eyes, and wear it as a "badge of pride". Read More »