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Cheering 1st day of summer? Not in Phoenix when 120 expected

Cheering 1st day of summer? Not in Phoenix when 120 expected The all-time record for temperatures in Phoenix is just slightly higher , at 122F, which hit on 26 June 1990. Las Vegas reached its peak of 117 Fahrenheit degrees (about 47 Celsius degrees) in 2013. but many will have to find alternatives if they wish to make their vacations or business trips. He said each aircraft manufacturer sets it own maximum operating temperatures. [Full Article...]

Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier

However, US doctors found no evidence of botulism upon Mr Warmbier's release. "It doesn't take much to get in trouble in North Korea ". South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed condolences to Warmbier's family, according to the Korean publication Chosun Ilbo . [Full Article...]

Congressional Black Caucus Snubs An Invitation From President Trump

Congressional Black Caucus Snubs An Invitation From President Trump The caucus first met with Trump on March 22, when the group gave the president a 130-page document detailing the "difficult history of Black people in this country, the history of the CBC, and solutions to advance Black families in the 21st century", the letter, signed by CBC Chair Rep. [Full Article...]

Thousands walk to slain Muslim teen's funeral in Virginia

Police said 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres beat her with a baseball bat after chasing a group of teenagers he encountered in the road on Sunday. Forty-five states and the District have specific hate-crimes laws. Even past biased comments and actions sometimes aren't enough to prove hate crime charges . [Full Article...]

Gunman acted alone in shooting of congressman

Gunman acted alone in shooting of congressman Tim Slater, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Washington field office, said Hodgkinson was known to have "an anger management problem ". Hodgkinson acted alone and had no ties to terrorism, Slater said at the news conference. Sanders immediately denounced the shooter's actions on the day. [Full Article...]

Key moments after the police shooting of Philando Castile

Key moments after the police shooting of Philando Castile Paul Cathedral. "Because I know that the people are not protected against the police", Reynolds said . Philando Castile was fatally shot by the officer July 6 in a St. Castile's mother, Valerie said as she stood outside the courtroom. The finding was in line with recent history showing trials of police officers often end in non-convictions - almost 40 percent of the time for those that P... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Warning Lifted For New Orleans, But Threats Remain

Tropical Storm Warning Lifted For New Orleans, But Threats Remain CDT Wednesday that the storm was centered about 170 miles (270 kilometers) southwest of Morgan City, Louisiana - or roughly the same distance southeast of Galveston, Texas. And workers on Grand Isle, Louisiana's barrier island community south of New Orleans , reinforced a rock levee protecting the island's vulnerable west side. [Full Article...]

Gulf Coast preparing for tropical storm that hasn't quite formed yet

Gulf Coast preparing for tropical storm that hasn't quite formed yet Let's start with rain chances the rest of the week. NEXT WEEK: The weather will be much drier as continental air drops in from the north; for now, it looks like most communities across north and central Alabama will be shower-free Monday through Wednesday . [Full Article...]

Cosby jury to deliberate as long as able

Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. McMonagle has made at least five mistrial motions based on the length of the jury deliberations, according to O'Neill, who until Friday afternoon had held all discussions with the attorneys out of public view. [Full Article...]

Jury deliberations begin in police shooting

Jury deliberations begin in police shooting Heaggan-Brown's attorneys took less than a day before resting their case. But the mayor says his "strong request" is that it be peaceful. Smith's shooting was among a string of killings of blacks by police in recent years that have increased debate about race and policing. [Full Article...]

F-16 jet crashes on take off from Houston airport; pilot ejects

F-16 jet crashes on take off from Houston airport; pilot ejects Ellington Airport shares space with the Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base. According to a written statement from NORAD, the pilot safely ejected and was being evaluated at a local medical facility. Police closed Beltway 8 from Crenshaw to Galveston Road but it reopened late Thursday afternoon. About 17 miles southeast of downtown Houston , Ellington Airport is used by the United States mili... [Full Article...]

Helena Brewers relocating to Colorado in 2019

Helena Brewers relocating to Colorado in 2019 Colorado Springs John Suthers is in Japan, but had the following to say about the Sky Sox move, "While certainly disappointing, this news is not surprising". Initially, the Triple-A Missions will continue to play their home games at Nelson Wolff Stadium . Elmore relocated the franchise to Helena after the 2002 season. [Full Article...]

Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes

McConnell maintains a slim majority in the Senate . After the House passed AHCA in early May, leading senators asserted that the Senate would go their own way. "I let her know that not only will it hurt the residents or the patients". Republicans have been discussing how to remake the Medicaid program, but Capito has said she's skeptical about potential cuts. [Full Article...]

1 tropical storm churns in Gulf, 2nd disbands in Caribbean

1 tropical storm churns in Gulf, 2nd disbands in Caribbean Instead, the storm was not expected to strengthen much more before weakening on Thursday . Earlier Tuesday , Tropical Storm Cindy formed in the Gulf of Mexico amidst unfavorable atmospheric conditions. Its wind speeds are near 45 miles per hour and it is expected to produce 6 to 9 inches of rainfall in southeastern Louisiana. But the heavy rains were on its east side, meaning the major rain ... [Full Article...]

Long stretch of Gulf Coast eyes Tropical Storm Cindy

Long stretch of Gulf Coast eyes Tropical Storm Cindy This satellite image taken Tuesday, June 20, and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Cindy over the Gulf of Mexico approaching the Gulf Coast. At that time, the third named tropical storm of 2017 had weakened slightly, with maximum sustained winds dropping from 60 miles per hour to 50 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said. [Full Article...]

Southwest celebrates first day of summer with heat wave

Southwest celebrates first day of summer with heat wave Phoenix's forecast for Tuesday included a high of 120 degrees. Temperatures yesterday reached a scorching 110 degrees and it doesn't look like the heat - "at least it's a dry heat", the locals will say - is calming down anytime soon . It's been 120 three times, the last time 22 years ago. At Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport American Airlines regional jets sit on the tarmac as A... [Full Article...]

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...]


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