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Parents of Michael Brown reach settlement with Ferguson

Parents of Michael Brown reach settlement with Ferguson The settlement between the city and Brown's parents was approved by a federal judge in Missouri. Wilson shot Brown, 18, multiple times after a confrontation in August 2014 as Brown and a friend walked through their neighbourhood. Details of the settlement were not made public, however, the original lawsuit shows the Brown family was seeking punitive and compensatory damages in excess of $75,00... [Full Article...]

Allegiant to launch service from Gen. Mitchell airport

Allegiant to launch service from Gen. Mitchell airport Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) from Norfolk begins October 4, with fares as low as $39. "We are delighted Allegiant will now offer new, nonstop flights from Southwest Florida, connecting us with northern destinations", said Punta Gorda Airport Executive Director James Parish. [Full Article...]

West Virginia QB Will Grier eligible to play in 2017

West Virginia QB Will Grier eligible to play in 2017 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The NCAA has cleared transfer quarterback Will Grier to play at West Virginia at the start of the season. The dominoes then fell midway through the season when Grier was slapped with a one-year suspension by the NCAA after testing positive for PEDs, in which the 6-foot-2 Grier linked the substance to an over-the-counter supplement called Ligandrol. [Full Article...]

Orlando begins relocation of confederate statue

Orlando begins relocation of confederate statue Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer chose to relocate the statue after a blogger said the memorial was a symbol of racism. This is not the first time the statue has been moved, as it was originally located on Magnolia Avenue before being moved to Lake Eola Park in 1917. [Full Article...]

Delay in reporting of deadly US destroyer collision raises questions

Delay in reporting of deadly US destroyer collision raises questions The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald conducts tactical maneuvers with a ship from the Republic of Korea navy in March of 2013. "In general, when two vessels collide , then both would be subject to investigation and suspicions of endangering marine traffic through professional negligence could apply to both vessels ", said Yoshihito Nakamura, a spokesman for the J... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Will Hear Landmark Wisconsin Partisan Gerrymandering Case

Supreme Court Will Hear Landmark Wisconsin Partisan Gerrymandering Case GOP leaders were quick to respond to the decision. But Wisconsin officials defended the legislature's work and called on the justices to undo the lower-court ruling. However, the Supreme Court has chose to take on the controversial issue starting in October. I've said all along, I think it'll be upheld in the court. [Full Article...]

It's Too Hot For Some Planes To Fly In Phoenix

It's Too Hot For Some Planes To Fly In Phoenix And it was so hot that at least 50 flights have been cancelled this week at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The National Weather Service had been forecasting Tuesday highs at 120 or higher in Phoenix for the past several days, a number not seen in the desert city in more than 20 years, but it now predicts 119. [Full Article...]

6 killed in 25-vehicle pileup at New Mexico-Arizona line

6 killed in 25-vehicle pileup at New Mexico-Arizona line The west-bound I-10 on-ramp closed at Lordsburg , New Mexico, after a dust storm caused the interstate to be closed following a 25-vehicle crash that caused six deaths. They reopened it at around 5:40 a.m. Tuesday. He said State Police have responded to numerous crashes in that area in the past few years. Police say high winds caused limited visibility from blowing dust. [Full Article...]

NORC poll: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord

NORC poll: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord The agreement was negotiated under former President Barack Obama. "We will not let this be undone for foolish political reasons", Mayor Walsh said following the USA withdrawal earlier this month. To that end, the resolution commits the township to developing a plan for reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible, and achieving the targets of that strategy by no later than 2... [Full Article...]

Video of killing released after Minnesota officer acquitted of manslaughter

Video of killing released after Minnesota officer acquitted of manslaughter Yanez , who is Latino, was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges Friday. The video was played for jurors at trial but was not released publicly until Tuesday. Castile ", Yanez testified. When the shooting stops, the video shows Officer Yanez standing at the auto window with his gun drawn for some time. [Full Article...]

DC, Maryland Suing Trump Over Foreign Pay

DC, Maryland Suing Trump Over Foreign Pay US President Donald Trump faces a fresh legal battle as two attorneys general are reportedly suing him over claims he breached anti-corruption clauses of the Constitution. According to the publication, if a federal judge accepts the claim, the prosecutors would require disclosing Trump's tax return for determining the scale of the foreign transactions of his business. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court To Hear Case That Could Set Seismic Precedent Against Gerrymandering

Supreme Court To Hear Case That Could Set Seismic Precedent Against Gerrymandering The supreme court has been willing to invalidate state electoral maps on the grounds of racial discrimination, as it did on 22 May, when it found Republican legislators in North Carolina had drawn two districts to diminish the statewide political clout of black voters. [Full Article...]

Holcomb Fire Burns Northeast of Big Bear; Evacuations in Effect

Holcomb Fire Burns Northeast of Big Bear; Evacuations in Effect The cause of the fire is still under investigation, though it's expected to be fully contained by Friday, according to authorities. The fire was reported at 850 acres until about 7:45 a.m. A brush fire in Big Bear , California, on Monday afternoon prompted voluntary evacuation orders for those in the area. Fire officials said they have no containment lines around the fire and evacuations have... [Full Article...]

Senate Democrats Hosted 'Talkathon' to Protest AHCA

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., said President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers seeking re-election next year "will reap the whirlwind" once voters learn about the legislation. The House of Representatives had passed the AHCA with a narrow margin last month. Both chambers would have to agree on the language in order for the repeal measure to become law. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court delivers victory for Washington on trademark case

Supreme Court delivers victory for Washington on trademark case The Supreme Court issued a ruling this week in which it said that the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) can not deny trademark registrations that it deems inappropriate or disparaging. The Slants had attempted to trademark their name in 2011, and the USPTO turned them down based on a "disparagement clause" in federal trademark law, which prohibits the registering of trademarks that c... [Full Article...]

Whole Foods CEO calls deal with Amazon 'whirlwind courtship'

The drawback is that the merger might mean cutting staff. Amazon is already testing stores that allow customers to walk out without the hassle of checking out. Mackey even pushed the marriage metaphor into real life when talking about how the two companies' corporate cultures will merge: "Their people will intermarry with our people...probably, literally". [Full Article...]

US Senate approves bill countering Russian actions in Georgia

US Senate approves bill countering Russian actions in Georgia Rep. Eliot Engel of NY, the committee's top Democrat, says he's concerned that sending the sanctions bill to the committee will give the Trump administration an opportunity to weaken legislation. Despite allegations by the U.S. intelligence community that Moscow played a role in the presidential vote last November, Trump has supported improving relations with America's former Cold War foe. [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium

Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium Michael Dubke, the former communications director, resigned last month, leaving Spicer to effectively do that job as well as the job of press secretary. Acosta's CNN colleague, media guru Brian Stelter called Tuesday morning's about face a reaction to the pressure being put on the White House by news outlets. [Full Article...]

Roseville Gas Prices Continue to Fall

Roseville Gas Prices Continue to Fall That is a drop of 4 cents from the start of last week. Nationally, the average price of fuel Sunday was $2.30, down from $2.33 a week earlier, while Georgia's average price of $2.16 was down three cents in the same period, the auto club said. [Full Article...]

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs captured after 1 year

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs captured after 1 year Yankton County Chief Deputy Sheriff Michael Rothschadl told the Associated Press that Jeffs surrendered without incident at a marina near Yankton, where an off-duty police detective spotted a vehicle that authorities believed the fugitive polygamist had been driving. [Full Article...]


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