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2 blacks on Cosby case of 12; alternates picked

Of the new 100 person pool from Allegheny, Penn. - one of the least diverse places in the USA - 16 are black. A new jury pool will be summoned on Wednesday. "We believe it is of paramount importance we seat a diverse jury", McMonagle said, adding that it would be a "potential awful problem" if the jury sitting in judgment of the black comedian accused of drugging and molesting a white woman was racially one-sided. Read More »

60 or more Chipotles in Minnesota hit by malware


The Old Georgetown Road Chipotle in downtown Bethesda was one of many affected by a security breach. In a statement, Chipotle said that "there is no indication that other customer information was affected". However, the company was unable to identify all of the affected locations. The restaurant chain says it removed the malware and is taking steps to increase security. Read More »

Deadlocked over the Bathroom Bill

That's something Patrick said doesn't go far enough. "We don't want premiums to be so high that people can't afford them". She was later named as the lead plaintiff in a 2014 class-action lawsuit that claimed the state had criminally neglected some 12,000 children in its long-term foster care system to the point of violating their civil rights. Read More »

Miami left out of baseball tourney, ending NCAA's longest streak

The bullpen looked vulnerable during the Big Ten Tournament and throughout a large chunk of thr season, and other teams will look to exploit that in NCAA play. SUNDAYGame 5: Game 3 victor vs. Long Beach got the overall no. 1 seed and will host the regional and take on San Diego State in the game following UCLA-Texas. Read More »

Man arrested at Trump hotel in DC with 2 guns


Nest Labs is adding Google's facial recognition technology to a high-resolution security camera that will provide a glimpse at the potential for increasingly intelligent computers to see and understand everything going on in people's homes. Read More »

Town that denied mosque permit to pay Islamic group $3.25M

The Justice Department lawsuit also alleged the town changed its zoning laws to require houses of worship in residential districts to be at least 6 acres - larger than the lot the Islamic Society had purchased in 2011. "This is the end of a long engagement on the application and opinions may still be varied, but it is in the best interest of the township to conclude the litigation", he added. Read More »

Trump stands by Kushner as Russian Federation crisis deepens


Trump has not directly addressed the allegations of the secret line to Moscow , but took to Twitter after his return to Washington to dismiss White House leaks as "fabricated lies" and "fake news". The President also has an unusual ally coming to his defense in former presidential rival Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. Trump administration officials have said they are considering rolling back the sanctions, which limit America's financing to six of Russia's biggest banks, including ... Read More »

Joe Lieberman is top contender for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director


Trump also confirmed that former Democratic Connecticut Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, predicted there would be strong support for Lieberman when that chamber voted to confirm him - Cornyn predicted the nominee would receive all 100 Senate votes - there's been a steady drumbeat of Democratic dissatisfaction with the possible candidacy of the Democrat-turned-independent. Read More »

Armed suspect at Orlando airport booked into jail

A man with a gun that officers later discovered was not real prompted a lockdown at Orlando International Airport Tuesday night. Orlando Police Chief John Mina says negotiators eventually got him to surrender. No shots were fired, and the gun was later determined to be fake, but a portion of the airport was closed off and the Federal Aviation Administration put a brief ground stop on flights arriving at Orlando International. Read More »

Dayton announces decision on budget bills


The governor said he needed to review the bills before he signed them, Dahms said, and he was expected to announce his decision Tuesday. By removing funding for the Legislature, Dayton hopes to gain leverage to call lawmakers back to the Capitol on his terms for another special session. Read More »

Kushner and the back story of back channels

Citing the intercepts of Russian communications that were reviewed by U.S. officials, the newspaper said that Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump's transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities "in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring". Read More »

Kathy Griffin faces bad backlash for her beheaded 'Trump' photo

In this February 11, 2017 file photo, comedian Kathy Griffin attends the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Anderson Cooper, Griffin's New Year's Eve co-host on CNN, tweeted his disapproval of the photo. "Going to ask the photographer to take down the image", the 56-year-old comedian said in the video. Read More »

Portland stabbing victim's mother calls on Trump 'to take action'


Jeremy Joseph Christian , 35, was to be arraigned on two counts of felony aggravated murder and other charges Tuesday. He continued calling for death to the "enemies of America", including anti-fascists. The FBI is investigating the attack to determine whether to charge Christian with terrorism or a federal hate crime , said Portland FBI spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele. Read More »

Officer's trial judge to rule on Castile gun permit evidence

The defense attorneys also suggested Castile was high on marijuana and shouldn't have been in possession of a gun. The defense maintains that Yanez shot Castile out of fear for his life after Castile disobeyed his orders not to reach for the firearm Castile had told him was in his vehicle. Read More »

Audit: Millions of Trump's Twitter followers are fake

They could also be bots... or real people who all started their account on the same day and made a decision to follow him. "The practice of buying followers has existed as long as Twitter has existed", said Chris Dessi, the founder of Silverback Social. Read More »

Man with fake gun in custody at Orlando airport

The suspect, a former Marine, pointed the gun at officers and himself, saying he wanted them to shoot him, Mina said. The incident at the Orlando airport was first reported about 7:24 p.m. "I saw all the cops with the long rifles and started shaking". "It didn't seem real". "Our employees did everything in accordance with what OPD has trained them to do", he said. Read More »

WH aide Michael Dubke says his last day is TBD

She said he would be back at the podium to brief reporters on Tuesday (local time ). "I think that is troubling". Other potential changes are also expected to the White House communications office, according to Axios , including fewer on-camera briefings with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer . Read More »

Texas House advances transgender 'bathroom bill'


James Frank , who authored the bill, wrote a Facebook post on Friday. "HB3859 is taxpayer funded discrimination", the ACLU of Texas said in a statement . "Gov. Abbott's hope is that the House and the Senate will agree on a measure that, at a minimum, protects the privacy of students in locker rooms and restrooms, and he will continue to work with members of both chambers to achieve that goal", said Abbott's spokesperson John Wittman. Read More »

Tiger Woods insists no alcohol involved in arrest


An affidavit released Tuesday says officers woke Woods who had extremely slow and slurred speech . Woods was taken into custody where he took a breathalyzer test and blew zeroes. "I feel bad for Tiger". Woods also said in the post that his long-term prognosis for returning to professional golf is positive but that he won't be able to twist his back for another two to three months. Read More »

White House communications director Mike Dubke resigns


Priebus said. Dubke, 47, who headed the office that runs press and other public relations issues, had the post for only three months and gave no reason for leaving, just saying in a statement that, "It has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration". Read More »

As North Korea threat grows, United States successfully tests missile defense

The Pentagon likens the defensive tactic to hitting a bullet with a bullet. Vice Admiral Jim Syring , director of the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency, hailed the test as an "incredible accomplishment" in a statement. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Alabama), chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, said the successful test will help deter USA adversaries. Read More »

Orlando airport suspect in custody, gun discovered as fake


Negotiators were eventually able to convince him to surrender peacefully. "No shots fired", the Orlando Police Department said on social media . WFTV reports the situation is happening near Terminal A vehicle rental area. "Everyone there told me right before this happened a man said to everyone: 'You're going to need mental therapy after this, ' then he pulled out a gun and everyone ran". Read More »