• Pressure builds on Senate Republicans struggling to write health care law
Pressure builds on Senate Republicans struggling to write health care law

We are fortunate to live in a state with intelligent, caring representatives in the House and Senate, but they still need to hear our voices. "We wish it weren't this way, but the reality is that it will be a partisan exercise", said Marc Short, the White House legislative affairs director.

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  • Tropical Storm Bret heading towards ABC islands
Tropical Storm Bret heading towards ABC islands

Given the gulf system's potential to unload copious rainfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast, it is of greatest concern. Tropical Storm Bret formed in the late afternoon on Monday, June 19 in the Southern Caribbean. Heavy rain continues to be the biggest threat for the metro New Orleans area, according to the National Weather Service's New Orleans...

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  • Texas sailor among the dead in destroyer-container ship collision
Texas sailor among the dead in destroyer-container ship collision

They were also investigating why the cargo ship took almost an hour before reporting the collision . But in a situation like this that ended with the death of seven crew men, it's inexcusable. The Japan Coast Guard subsequently revised the time to 1:30am, meaning the container ship waited 55 minutes before contacting the coast guard , ac...

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  • USA student freed from North Korea in coma dies
USA student freed from North Korea in coma dies

Warmbier was freed after the US State Department's special envoy on North Korea, Joseph Yun, traveled to Pyongyang and demanded the student's release on humanitarian grounds, capping a flurry of secret diplomatic contacts, a US official said last week.

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  • Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays
Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has suggested for several weeks that he hopes to bring the bill to the floor before the July 4th recess , which is less than two weeks from now. Democrats plan to object to even the most routine procedural requests and use the floor time instead to berate Republicans for drafting the health care bill behind...

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  • Inmates' quick thinking saves passed out officer
Inmates' quick thinking saves passed out officer

One of the inmates said the officer was unconscious for a minute and wasn't really breathing. The inmates searched for the officer's work phone and used it to call 9-1-1 to get emergency medical services and more officers on the scene. We are very proud of the actions of all 6 inmates". "It wasn't about who is in jail and who wasn't", one of th...

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  • WVU QB Will Grier eligible for 2017 season opener
WVU QB Will Grier eligible for 2017 season opener

When Grier was suspended at Florida, it was expected for him to sit out a full year after taking an over-the-counter supplement containing a banned substance. At the Gold-Blue Spring Game, Grier completed 12 of 18 passes for 202 yards. West Virginia is coming off of a stellar 2016 season in which it finished with a 10-3 record and an appearance i...

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  • Man dies after threesome turns deadly in NY
Man dies after threesome turns deadly in NY

The New York Daily News reported, citing unnamed police sources, that the deadly violence had been preceded by an amorous encounter involving the 20-year-old victim, another man and a woman, both aged 21. "He fell into her house, she opened the door. he was apologizing, 'I'm so sorry". "He went to stand up, I don't know if he was gonna try and l...

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  • Seattle police shoot dead pregnant black woman
Seattle police shoot dead pregnant black woman

According to family members, Lyles has had mental health issues, was several months pregnant and was anxious that authorities would take her three kids, one of whom has Down syndrome. Court documents say the woman was arrested June 5 for threatening Seattle Police officers. Ms Lyles' sister Monika Williams said that her sister was relea...

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  • Gunman who shot US Congressman had a hit list
Gunman who shot US Congressman had a hit list

Top US Republican lawmaker Steve Scalise continued to show improvement as he recovers from being shot by a gunman angry about President Donald Trump, the hospital treating him said Saturday. Bailey was injured from bullet fragments while exchanging fire with the shooter, Fine says. They tried to get the perspective out there that Hodgkinson's att...

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  • 'I can't believe he did this': Wife of Congressional shooter spe
'I can't believe he did this': Wife of Congressional shooter spe

In the hours after the attack in Alexandria , Virginia, a picture began to emerge of an attacker with a mostly minor arrest record who worked as a home inspector and despised the Republican Party . "He asked me if this team was the Republican or Democrat team practicing". Stephen Brennwald, an attorney and YMCA regular, said he thought it was o...

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  • Scalise in 'Much More Difficult' Shape Than First Thought, Trump Says
Scalise in 'Much More Difficult' Shape Than First Thought, Trump Says

On Wednesday morning, a gunman ambushed the field where the Republican team was practicing in Alexandria, Virginia. Capitol Police officer David Bailey and Texas Rep. "Thank you for the continued prayers, support and outpouring of love". Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update on behalf of the Scalise family.

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  • Gronk denies reports he spent $100K at Foxwoods
Gronk denies reports he spent $100K at Foxwoods

Here's the kicker, though: That $102,407 total doesn't even include the tip. The receipt featured 16 bottles of Grey Goose, 15 bottles of Dom Perignon Rosé, and 18 bottles of Ace of Spades Rosé, among other drinks. The suggested tips at the bottom were for $184.33, $204.81 and $256.01. A 20 percent tip of $1,024.07 would be $204.81. The website...

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  • Police Killed a Pregnant Woman in Seattle
Police Killed a Pregnant Woman in Seattle

Beth Caldwell, a former civil rights attorney in Seattle , weighed in on Sunday's tragedy and highlighted the racial dynamics that likely came into play in Lyles' killing. Officers walked to the fourth floor and "at some point, the 30-year-old female answered the door with a knife she was using to protect herslef", Jamieson told reporters.

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  • Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to serious from critical
Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to serious from critical

Scalise has undergone number surgeries so far, and his recovery is expected to be lengthy. Doctors said Friday the bullet entered at his hip and traveled across his body, causing severe damage to internal organs. On Saturday, he underwent yet another surgery , MedStar said. Sava said he told Scalise's family that "I am not declaring victory unti...

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  • Dust storm leads to fatal 25-car pileup near AZ, NM border
Dust storm leads to fatal 25-car pileup near AZ, NM border

Those killed Monday include a 9-month-old girl and her parents from Phoenix, two people from El Paso, Texas, and a California woman. Police said the initial investigation indicated that 18 commercial motor vehicles and seven passengers vehicles were involved.

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  • Scalise upgraded to 'serious' condition, able to speak to family
Scalise upgraded to 'serious' condition, able to speak to family

During a press conference on Saturday, Scalise's trauma surgeon, Dr. Jack Sava, said he is expected to recover fully but will need "a period of healing and rehabilitation" after being discharged. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers", the statement concludes. Hodgkinson contacted both of his state's Dem...

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  • In a first, Ford to import Focus small car from China
In a first, Ford to import Focus small car from China

Already we've seen some exterior shots of the forthcoming small vehicle on numerous occasions, corroborating that bit about the Focus growing in size for 2019. Ford executives told Trump a year ago that moving production to MI of bigger vehicles that were more profitable would secure the Wayne plant's future - a decision later praised by Trump.

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  • Foo Fighters' 'Concrete and Gold' Tour stopping at Spokane Arena
Foo Fighters' 'Concrete and Gold' Tour stopping at Spokane Arena

Under Kurstin's guidance, Grohl and co. set out to make out "the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever". He recruited Kurstin because he had never made a heavy rock record before and because the Foo Fighters had never worked with a pop producer.

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  • Allegiant to offer $49 flights from Indy to Phoenix starting in November
Allegiant to offer $49 flights from Indy to Phoenix starting in November

The flights will run twice weekly. Allegiant now offers nonstop service to 39 cities through the Punta Gorda Airport. If you're interested in going to Phoenix, non-stop flights are also available from American or Southwest, but for more money than Allegiant will charge.

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