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U.S. 'downs Iran-made drone' over Syria


On Sunday, for the first time during the conflict in Syria, the USA shot down a Syrian jet near Raqqa after the aircraft dropped bombs near the US -allied Syrian Democratic Forces, a group that is battling the Islamic State . The Pentagon said the incident took place near a combat post in A-Tanf where USA and coalition "advisers" are stationed in a support capacity to provide services to forces battling the Islamic State terrorist organization. Read More »

How the Heat Can Impact Flights


According to the statement released by the National Weather Service , which said the southwest region of the country should prepare for the massive feel of heat waves with broiling temperature, especially in the desert city of Phoenix . It comes as researchers say deadly heat waves are going to grow more frequent. That was the case in Phoenix on Tuesday, where temperatures were forecast to climb as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit . Read More »

1 dead as Cindy spins severe weather along Gulf coast


National Hurricane Center said. A pickup truck was crushed by a falling tree in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. He was among authorities stressing that the storm's danger wasn't limited to the coast, The Associated Press reports . Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions hires private lawyer


The National Law Journal was the first to report the news. Jeff Sessions is lawyering up, the latest White House figure to hire a personal attorney. Several other administration officials have recently retained attorneys. President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and senior adviser Jared Kushner have also hired attorneys as special counsel Robert Mueller, appointed after Comey's dismissal, leads the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi Faces Heat From Democrats After Georgia Loss


Trump's party also claimed victory in another congressional race Tuesday, in neighboring SC. Last November, as the GOP swept into power in Washington , two of the election's less noteworthy results came from U.S. Ryan and others in the party think that broader change, including replacing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , must happen before Democrats can win back the House. Read More »

It's So Hot, Your Flight May be Canceled — PALM SPRINGS


On Monday, temperatures in Phoenix hit 118 degrees, according to the National Weather Service , which announced the record-tying heat against a stock image of a flaming ball of fire. - In Phoenix , the 118 degrees on Monday tied the record set exactly a year ago. The last time the city reached 120 was in 1995. The first day of summer brought some of the worst heat the southwestern USA region has seen in years. Read More »

Uber changes policy, allows tipping for the first time


Uber now only allows tipping through the app in Seattle and Minneapolis , with Houston planning to join that small list later this month. In April, New York's Taxi and Limousine Commission took steps toward requiring Uber to offer an easy tipping option , after a petition from a group of New York City drivers. Read More »

US Supreme Court to hear 'gerrymandering' case

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel countered, "Our redistricting process was entirely lawful and constitutional". In the past, the four most conservative justices (then including Antonin Scalia) have written that the courts should stay out of the issue altogether, while the four more progressive ones have disagreed. Read More »

Care bill would roll back Medicaid and ACA's taxes

Senate Republican leadership plans to release the text of the bill on Thursday. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris must fight this perversion of the democratic process with every tool at their disposal. "There is an urgency to get this done because of the continued collapse of the Obama healthcare law", Senator John Barrasso, a member of the Senate Republican leadership, told CNN. Read More »

What Kind Of Voting Hacks Hit Arizona, Other States?


Johnson said that Obama clearly wanted that message out there, but did not want to make it look like he was putting his thumb on the scale for (Democratic presidential nominee) Hillary Clinton . He also said he contacted The Associated Press , which counts votes, and its CEO, Gary Pruitt . During the House's proceeding, former Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson testified that he knows of "no evidence that through cyber intrusions, votes were altered or suppressed in some way". Read More »

Southwestern Part Of The USA Suffering From Heat Waves Causing Health Hazards

Notably, this heat wave is going to last through the week, which raises concerns of heat-related illness. Tuesday's temperature is expected to near 120 degrees. American Airlines canceled 50 flights out of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, this week - due to problems with "extreme heat." it's been very hot, and the high temperatures can cause problems with take offs on the runways. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy expected to make landfall Wednesday


That said, it will be a little breezy today with sustained winds from 10-15 miles per hour and gusts near 20 miles per hour. Heavy rains and wind could disrupt oil supplies at the massive refining and production centers along the U.S. Forecasters warned 6 to 9 inches (15-22 cms) of rain and up to 12 inches (30 cms) in spots was the biggest threat in parts of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle, with east Texas getting anywhere from 3 to 6 inches (8-15 cms). Read More »

NH police seek man who punched woman 39 times outside gym


A video posted on the department's Facebook page shows the man approaching the victim in the parking lot of the gym located at 306 North Main St. before assaulting her from behind. He is described as a white male wearing a T-shirt, shorts, white sneakers, a baseball hat, and sunglasses. Looking through the video it appears the attacker lay in wait for McCarthy for nearly eight hours while she worked a shift at the Planet Fitness gym. Read More »

Arrests in Minnesota Clashes after Castile Cop's Acquittal


The shooting death of Castile , 32, triggered local protests and fuelled debate across the United States over the appropriate use of force by law enforcement against minorities. Marchers also blocked commuter trains at one point and chanted "Yanez Guilty". Yanez hired three prominent Minnesota attorneys - Paul Engh, Earl Gray and Thomas Kelly - who have all handled big cases before. Read More »

Las Vegas ties record high temperature of 117 degrees


Excessive heat warnings and advisories stretched the length of California, across all of Arizona, north into Utah and Nevada and east into New Mexico on Tuesday. In Phoenix , temperatures were expected to top out around 120 degrees. - The record-breaking continued Monday with Sacramento hitting 107 degrees, a step hotter than its 106-degree record from 1988. Read More »

Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants


Construction has not begun. Trump touched down Wednesday evening in Cedar Rapids, Iowa , and headed to a local community college and then to a campaign rally where he reveled in Karen Handel's victory. "They thought they were going to win last night". Sunshine Pennington, 32, traveled from Chicago with her daughters Morgan, 9, and Georgia , 11, to see Trump. Read More »

GOP health care bill developing in secret

Less than six weeks after he helped revive a flagging House Republican health care bill and push it to passage, President Donald Trump now says the measure is " mean " and is asking GOP senators to make it more generous. "Opening it to scrutiny before a vote would be the congressional equivalent of exposing a vampire to sunlight". Senate aides said the Senate bill was not expected to touch insurance protections that are included in Obamacare for people with pre-existing medical ... Read More »

In Iowa, Trump ready to rally base, celebrate GOP resilience

But, no, longstanding political cronyism and entrenchment of Wall Street interests inside White House walls-phenomena Trump's administration only further exaggerates-should not occlude the fact that Trump, in glibly not giving his reason for wanting to work only with rich people, is openly signaling exactly what that reason is. Read More »

China working to ease N. Korea situation

Mattis says China shares the USA desire for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and "continues to work this issue". But Tuesday , White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the White House is "clearly moving further away" from engagement in the wake of Warmbier's death. Read More »

Here's What The New Philando Castile Video Shows


Police footage of the moment officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile has been released , days after a jury cleared the Minnesota policeman of all charges relating to the death which was livestreamed on Facebook . The video was released Tuesday when the case file was closed and made available to the public. Bekuh Sibet, a 29-year-old waitress from nearby Richfield, said it was obvious to her from the video that Castile was complying. Read More »

Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices


Vegas submitted their list of with four minutes to spare before Wednesday's 10 a.m. ET deadline. Though a healthy Robby Fabbri and continued development from other keys forwards like Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz could improve the Blues offensively, those factors alone won't be enough to elevate the Blues beyond last year's production-especially with Perron heading to sin city. Read More »

FBI Investigating Flint Airport Stabbing As Act of Terrorism


Neville was out of surgery and in stable condition, she said. There was little to suggest that the attack was part of a wider plot, said Gelios. The suspect in custody is Amor Ftouhy, a 50-year-old Canadian man who legally entered the USA on June 16, an Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman said in a press conference Wednesday evening. Read More »