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Mastiff is big winner at ugliest dog contest

Despite her imperfections, Martha was an endearing "gentle giant", Zindler said . Postsurgery, Martha's eyes remained red and droopy, and she can't see out of one eye. Her handler Shirley Zindler answered for her: " I'd gloat, but I need a nap ". She beat out 13 other dogs, a lot of them much older and much smaller. Read More »

Qatar, Gulf row is family issue


Turkey rejected a call from four Arab states to shut down its military base in Qatar , saying the base was a guarantor of security in the Gulf and demands for its closure represented interference in its ties with Doha . As a measure to lower the terrorist threat, Qatar is expected to stop naturalization of citizens from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrein and Egypt , as well as to give out all the criminals, those countries are searching for. Read More »

House Democrats have no good alternative to Pelosi

And control of the House of Representatives could still be in play in the 2018 midterm elections. Rep. Tim Ryan , who unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for minority leader previous year, told Business Insider he did not know how Democrats could take the House in 2018 if the GOP was successfully able to convince independents and Republicans that a vote for a Democratic candidate is essentially a vote for Pelosi's leadership . Read More »

Russians targeted 21 election systems, United States official says

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before the House Intelligence Committee in an open hearing in the US Capitol Visitors Center June 21, 2017 in Washington , DC. Mark Warner, vice chairman of the intelligence committee, questioned Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Mike Haas about whether Wisconsin was one of the states that had been hacked. Read More »

Virginia districts drawn to help GOP


Yes, observers note, it has contributed to the lopsided political numbers in a state where presidential elections are often seen as a tossup. Less attention was paid to manipulation that occurred not during the presidential race, but before it - in the drawing of lines for hundreds of USA and state legislative seats. Read More »

U.S. stand on South China Sea remains unchanged amid China dialogue

He was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan from his hotel, North Korea state media said. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency denied that North Korea cruelly treated or tortured Otto Warmbier and accused the United States and South Korea of a smear campaign that insulted what it called its "humanitarian" treatment of him. Read More »

Trump signs 'historic' bill to transform VA


Reforming the VA was one of Trump's campaign promises after the 2014 scandal, during the presidency of Barack Obama , involving a plague of mistakes and delays in its network of hospitals. " In a short time, we've already achieved transformative change at the VA, and believe me we're just getting started ", Trump said. Trump promised during the campaign to dismiss VA workers "who let our veterans down". Read More »

Vox Writer: Special Elections Results Mean 'Republicans Are in Trouble'

Trump's tweet not only implies that Pelosi hurts the Democratic Party , but it also means Trump actually agrees with some Democratic leaders, including Rep. Ryan told CNN that the Democrat's "brand is just bad". But since the media collectively declared it a referendum on Trump-and would have gone haywire if Ossoff had won-there is a reckoning about what the Democratic Party stands for. Read More »

OSU's 23-game win streak halted by LSU


Now to replicate it against a team that hadn't lost since April 29 and, as recently as Monday, beat LSU 13-1. The Tigers beat Alabama in the 1997 College World Series championship game, while the Gators lost to SC in 2011. But while Fehmel was immaculate five days earlier, he exited his second College World Series start after 2 1/3 innings with a 4-0 deficit. Faedo pitched scoreless ball into the eighth for the win. Read More »

Wounded congressman Scalise transferred from ICU

Scalise has been recovering at the hospital for more than a week after being seriously wounded when a gunman opened fire at a park in Alexandria, Va., where Republican lawmakers were practicing for a charity baseball game. Scalise, R-La., remains hospitalized and there was no change in his condition , which was upgraded to " fair " on Wednesday. The person who provided the information not authorized to discuss it publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Read More »

United States okays sale of 22 Guardian drones to India

Trump and Modi will spend several hours together in multiple set-ups including a one-on-one, a delegation level meeting, a reception and a working dinner. India and Pakistan should engage in direct talks and seek a normalization of ties, the official said. Mr Modi will also discuss the Defence Trade and Technology Initiative, launched in 2012 during the Obama presidency, to expand trade in defence material between the two countries. Read More »

CNN sent a sketch artist to Sean Spicer's off-camera press briefing

Hennessy's work isn't exclusive to CNN . "It sent an actual sketch artist because it's a way to create a picture--paint a picture of these briefings for people". Though if we're being totally honest, most of the reactions to Hennessey's drawings weren't all that serious - especially when it came to obvious but welcome comparisons to a-ha's music video for "Take On Me." The White House has also prohibited live audio broadcasts of the briefing. Read More »

Lamb, Diamondbacks rally past Phillies 9-2


He lost the lead in the fourth, giving up a run after allowing two straight hits to open the inning. "We want to score as many runs as we can". A winning streak? Pinch me. Paul Goldschmidt brought 88 hits, 66 runs, 18 homers and 64 RBI into the weekend, while David Peralta had 77 hits, 46 runs and 21 RBI in that span. Read More »

Tigers top Beavers - advance to CWS finals


The Beavers' offense went cold at the worst possible time, resulting in their first two-game losing streak of the season. "For some of these kids, it's the first time on this type of stage", pitching coach Nate Yeskie said. Surely, it wasn't an easy task for the LSU Tigers, who would have to stick their tails in-between their legs after a 13-1 loss against Oregon State in Game 6. Read More »

Judges Rule 'Making a Murderer' Confession Was Improperly Obtained

The attorneys for Brendan Dassey filed a motion Friday asking that he be released from custody at the Columbia Correctional Institution immediately. "And this pattern continued until Dassey finally voiced what the investigators wanted him to say, seemingly guessing, or the investigators fed him the information they wanted". Read More »

Supreme Court rules government can't refuse disparaging trademarks


The Redskins made similar arguments after the trademark office ruled in 2014 that the name offends American Indians and canceled the team's trademark. One of the biggest winners of this decision is the Washington Redskins . Not surprisingly, many are concerned that this will open the floodgate of trademark applications for offensive names. Read More »

Tornado watch affects counties south and east of us

Then into the central Appalachians Friday and Saturday. Flash flood watches were issued for much of Kentucky and West Virginia. The storm made landfall early Thursday in southwestern Louisiana. In Tennessee, Memphis Light Gas and Water reported that as many as 10,000 customers were without power Friday morning, amid local reports of heavy rain , gusting winds and some morning traffic snarls. Read More »

Mistrial Declared in Shooting of Black Driver by Cincinnati Officer


The officer who killed Dubose was Raymond Tensing. Dozens of demonstrators were outside the courthouse with rain coming down Friday afternoon, some chanting: "Black lives matter!" Smith had a gun when he ran, but the case hinged on whether he was a threat when Dominique Heaggan-Brown fired the shot that killed him. Read More »

Best NHL expansion team ever?: Vegas might have the cards

Thousands of those fans are expected to gather at T-Mobile Arena after the expansion draft for a raucous "Round Table Rally" to celebrate the Golden Knights' first major acquisitions. Vegas emerged from the expansion draft with 15 defensemen , and McPhee alluded before the expansion draft to trading some of them. The Knights probably won't be as bad initially as the expansion Atlanta Thrashers - who managed a meagre 39 points in 1999 - but more in line instead with the 2000 Blue Jackets ... Read More »

President Trump Praises Senate Republican Health Care Bill

Mr. Trump previously expressed the hope that the Senate version would be less brutal. In the past, the Beehive State was known for having some of the most affordable coverage in the country, but Obamacare has reduced our quality of care and increased out-of-pocket expenses. Read More »

LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals

Oregon's Cadyn Grenier, left, tags out LSU's Zach Watson, as Watson attempts to steal second base during the sixth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb ., Friday. So, as I watched the Seminoles lose Wednesday night to LSU and get bounced from yet another CWS, the sad reality had finally come true. From there, the Tigers' pitching kept the Beavers quiet. Read More »