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U.S. Jury acquits former USA cop in fatal shooting of black man
Author: 0 Jury acquits former USA cop in fatal shooting of black man

But Heaggan-Brown's lawyers argued that the officer made a split-second decision and buttressed that argument with bodycam footage which appeared to show Smith tossing his gun as he was hit in the arm - and getting hit in the chest with the fatal shot less than two seconds later.

U.S. F-16 jet catches fire, crashes during takeoff in Houston
Author: 0 F-16 jet catches fire, crashes during takeoff in Houston

Ellington Field is under evacuation after an F-16 crashed. The Air National Guard pilot was reportedly taking off when his or her fighter jet caught fire. Ellington Airport and the surrounding area were shut down and off-limits for more than six hours after an F-16 crashed after take off. Beltway 8 was closed Wednesday afternoon between Crenshaw and Old Galveston Road during the investigation but was later reopened by the evening commute.

U.S. Texas League baseball team will move to Amarillo
Author: 0 Texas League baseball team will move to Amarillo

The Elmore Sports Group, owner of the Helena Brewers , announced today that the Helena Brewers will relocate to Colorado Springs , Colorado for the 2019 season. These moves are contingent upon the approval of the Pioneer Baseball League, the Texas League, the Pacific Coast League , the President of Minor League Baseball and the review of the Baseball Office of the Commissioner, the statement says.

Author: 0 GOP health bill: Senate preps for possible vote next week

The Senate's draft of the AHCA may be a slightly gentler attack than the House bill, but still an attack nonetheless. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been overseeing the construction of the legislation in an effort to cobble together the votes of at least 50 Republicans who have vastly different positions on what health care should look like.

U.S. Man killed woman, then himself on Chicago Skyway
Author: 0 Man killed woman, then himself on Chicago Skyway

Witnesses told investigators the two were shouting at each other shortly before the shooting. The vehicle traveled a short distance before it crashed. Guglielmi says investigators believe the two were married but are trying to verify their identities. Police said the incident appeared to be a domestic-related murder-suicide.

U.S. 1 tropical storm churns in Gulf, 2nd disbands in Caribbean
Author: 0 1 tropical storm churns in Gulf, 2nd disbands in Caribbean

Cindy is one of two storms now in the Atlantic. Jenny Reynolds, director of the Webster Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said for those who live in flood prone areas, now is the time to prepare. Triumph also will skip Cozumel and head to Progreso on Wednesday as part of its five-day Mexico sailing out of New Orleans because of the storms.

Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy to move toward Louisiana soon

The center of the storm is projected to make landfall sometime Thursday morning over southeastern Texas or southwestern Louisiana. Cindy is expected to strengthen only slightly before making landfall somewhere along the Louisiana/Texas coastline.

U.S. Southwest Celebrates First Day of Summer with Heat Wave
Author: 0 Southwest Celebrates First Day of Summer with Heat Wave

Southwest, meteorologists said. Arizona is seeing the most stifling temperatures, but the wrath of the heat wave is being felt across Nevada and California as well. Temperatures will reach near 120 Tuesday afternoon in much of the warning area. American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein said the smaller regional jets flown by its partners can't operate once the temperature hits 118.

U.S. Metal box believed to be time capsule found inside Fla. Confederate statue
Author: 0 Metal box believed to be time capsule found inside Fla. Confederate statue

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer chose to remove the statue after a blogger said the memorial was a symbol of racism. - The City of Orlando has officially started disassembling the confederate statue located in Lake Eola Park today. The statue, which depicts Johnny Reb - a symbol of the Confederacy and its soldiers - is being moved to Greenwood Cemetery, where it will be kept in a section dedicated to Confederate veterans.

Author: 0 Remains of 7 sailors killed in US ship collision return home

The USS Fitzgerald ended up with a massive gash and a crumpled side area, damage that resulted in water flooding an area crew members were sleeping. Coast guard officials are investigating the case as possible professional negligence, but no criminal charges have been filed so far. On Monday morning in Japan , the Navy's 7th Fleet identified the seven sailors who died .

U.S. Too hot for planes: Flights cancelled as extreme heat hits Phoenix
Author: 0 Too hot for planes: Flights cancelled as extreme heat hits Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — The first day of summer was expected to bring some of the worst heat the Southwest U.S. has seen in years, forcing flights to be canceled, straining the power grid and making life miserable for workers toiling in temperatures that could reach 120 degrees in Phoenix.

Author: 0 High Stakes Wisconsin Supreme Court Case Could Shut Down Or Cement Gerrymandering

That court said Wisconsin lawmakers redrew the state's legislative districts after the 2010 census to unlawfully maximize the number of Republicans elected and dilute the power of Democratic voters. "For too long, the important task of redistricting has resembled a back-alley brawl: no rules , no referees, and no holds barred", Dan Vicuña, the national redistricting manager for Common Cause, said in a statement .

U.S. 6 killed in 25-vehicle pileup at New Mexico-Arizona line
Author: 0 6 killed in 25-vehicle pileup at New Mexico-Arizona line

Among those killed were a 9-month-old baby, 29-year-old woman and 30-year-old man, all from Phoenix. The chain-reaction crash was attributed to the dust storm, which saw high winds kick up enough dust to severely limit visibility. Officials say their preliminary investigation indicates that 18 commercial vehicles and 7 passenger vehicles were involved. The 60-mile section of highway was reopened Tuesday morning.

U.S. G20, EU, Asean urged to commit to Paris Agreement despite USA withdrawal
Author: 0 G20, EU, Asean urged to commit to Paris Agreement despite USA withdrawal

The Las Cruces City Council OK'd a measure Monday agreeing to join the Mayors Climate Network, a group of roughly 300 mayors from US cities who express support for initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and counter climate change. Pennsylvania contributes about 1 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, which according to a climate impact assessment report authored by Penn State scientists for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, affects agriculture, energy, ...

U.S. Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car
Author: 0 Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

Anthony, Minn. police officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of second-degree manslaughter. When Officer Yanez opened fire, another officer near the vehicle jumped back, and Officer Yanez began yelling at the driver. At the trial, Yanez testified Castile didn't follow his directions to not reach for the gun, but instead put his hand on a pistol and pulled it out of his trousers pocket.

Author: 0 The Supreme Court Looks at the Math of Gerrymandering

At the heart of redistricting controversies is the issue of when one party "packs" or "cracks" voters. The issue will be briefed and argued in the Supreme Court term that begins in October. Both major political parties have long sought to gain partisan advantage when drawing state legislative and congressional district lines after each decennial census.

U.S. Wildfire along Pacific Crest Trail surges, forces closures
Author: 0 Wildfire along Pacific Crest Trail surges, forces closures

Bruinsma said the difference between the two climates is what has the fire burning toward the desert rather than racing up the mountainside. Officials haven't released what was being stored in the buildings. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, though it's expected to be fully contained by Friday, according to authorities. The team can be reached at 760-267-0104 or www.facebook.com/DART2016Cali .

U.S. US Senate Republicans to release healthcare bill Thursday
Author: 0 US Senate Republicans to release healthcare bill Thursday

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, also criticized Senate Republicans for drafting their bill "behind closed doors". Asked whether leadership has offered any guidance on when the health care vote would take place, three separate aides said in emails to CNN: "No", "Nothing yet", and "Nothing definitive".

U.S. Redskins Could Score After Slants' Trademark Win
Author: 0 Redskins Could Score After Slants' Trademark Win

Constitution's First Amendment, winning at the appeals court level before the government appealed to the high court. 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".