Colbert's 18-week winning streak over Fallon is over

Colbert's 18-week winning streak over Fallon is over There's going to be a Russian Federation week on the Late Show in the near future where Colbert plays the segments he shot while traveling around. I could be giving state secrets to the Russians. He continued, "Also got some attention from American intelligence. Oh, wait. Somebody's already got that covered". The CIA reportedly captured intelligence that Russian officials were working to help T... [Full Article...]

Arizona Supreme Court to rule on same-sex parental rights

Two of the three couples asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the decision. Charlie Craig and David Mullins say they were deeply hurt when Phillips refused their request for a cake to mark their wedding in 2012. Only those who can prove they have a regular need for self-defense against a specific threat are granted concealed permits. The justices, as is custom, gave no reason for agr... [Full Article...]

Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish As a reminder, in 2013 a NY district judge ordered Microsoft to provide the personal details of a customer undergoing an investigation. Microsoft's position was supported by Amazon, Apple, Mozilla, CNN , Fox News Network and Verizon Communications, as well as the American Civil Liberties Union and US Chamber of Commerce. [Full Article...]

SCOTUS Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Dollars To Resurface Playground

Sotomayor, who read a portion of her dissent from the bench, said the ruling "slights both our precedents and our history, and its reasoning weakens this country's longstanding commitment to a separation of church and state beneficial to both". [Full Article...]

Police release more recordings from the shooting of Charleena Lyles

Police release more recordings from the shooting of Charleena Lyles The killing has prompted outrage among many, including Lyles' family, who questioned why the officers couldn't use nonlethal methods to subdue the diminutive 30-year-old and suggested that race played a role. "The officers immediately performed first aid", but fire medics arrived and determined she had died, the police department said in a statement Sunday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Lake Fire in Castaic Now 60 Percent Contained

Lake Fire in Castaic Now 60 Percent Contained Angeles National Forest spokesman Nathan Judy said on Monday morning the fire was "looking like it was yesterday", with no smoke and "just a little bit of haze this morning". Three water-dropping helicopters and an unknown number of fixed-wing aircraft were working to help contain the blaze, Singleton said. However, the lake was expected to remain open to recreational boats Sunday via the wester... [Full Article...]

US Senate passes new Iran-Russia sanctions

Sen. John McCain , Arizona Republican, ticked off a series of Russian aggressions that he said have gone without retaliation: annexation of Crimea , intervention in Syria, meddling in Ukraine and threatening North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries, as well as the US election interference. [Full Article...]

Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot vehicle as punishment

Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot vehicle as punishment Randolph told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot auto where they died May 26, 2017, to teach the girl a lesson, and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially said, according to sheriff's officials. [Full Article...]

Senate Judiciary Committee Investigating Loretta Lynch

Senate Judiciary Committee Investigating Loretta Lynch Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have asked former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for information regarding the FBI's Hillary Clinton email investigation and whether there was any political interference involved in the matter. "The Senate Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department and is obliged to oversee any potential misco... [Full Article...]

No, Santa Barbara Did Not Have A Massive 6.8 Earthquake On Wednesday

EDT), the U.S. Geological Survey reports . Previously, updates would have to be run by a person, and Jones said that takes too much time in the case of a real emergency. TheWashington Post reports that email alert automatically generated a story on the Times site through an algorithm called Quakebot . They often use alerts from the USGS to begin their reports. [Full Article...]

Trump's legal plan built in his image: Fight, fight, fight

Trump's legal plan built in his image: Fight, fight, fight An attorney with Trump's private legal team, Jay Sekulow , asserted on four Sunday TV talk shows that the president's Friday tweet was not confirmation that he was under investigation. He spoke on ABC's "This Week". You have to wonder just what "anonymous sources" the Washington Post relied on to publish this bit of fake news. [Full Article...]

Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation

The memo, dated June 15, comes more than two weeks after Trump campaign officials received a similar letter dated May 26 directing them to preserve all records related to their work for the campaign, in light of the investigations being led by the special counsel and the House and Senate intelligence committees. [Full Article...]

Democrats Ask 'What's Next?' After Republican Congressional Victories

It's time for new leadership. Democrats are 0 for 4 in congressional elections this year, having earlier lost races in Kansas and Montana. The Carolina outcome was closer than in Georgia but drew little national attention. "We have forced the Republicans to spend north of $23 million to defend them". In Politico, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel advises Democrats to do what he did, as House campai... [Full Article...]

Trump financial disclosures show Mar-a-Lago business boom

We do know that Trump reported making at least $597 million during 2016 and the first part of 2017 off the at least $1.4 billion worth of assets that he has retained. In the a year ago, Trump has made $ 37 million from the Mar-A-Lago club, which has served as his second White House. The report also doesn't reveal how much Trump paid in taxes past year. [Full Article...]

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law The bill would end Obama's tax penalties on people who don't buy insurance - effectively ending the so-called individual mandate - and on larger companies that don't offer coverage to their workers. Republican senators from states that expanded Medicaid , such as Ohio's Rob Portman , want to extend that phase-out to seven years. The Senate version is, in some respects, more moderate than th... [Full Article...]

Dash cam video showing Philando Castile killing released

The footage shows an initially calm discussion, with Yanez walking up to Castile's window and notifying him about a broken brake light. The family of Philando Castile says they are planning to file a civil suit against former officer Yanez . [Full Article...]

Beyonce and JAY-Z's Twins Arrived Prematurely

Beyonce and JAY-Z's Twins Arrived Prematurely Jimmy Kimmel has debuted the first "exclusive first photo" of Beyonce and Jay Z's twins that were reportedly born last week. TMZ reported yesterday that the newborns have spent the week in hospital with a " minor issue " because doctors don't "feel comfortable" releasing them. [Full Article...]

Thousands Walk To Slain Muslim Teen's Funeral In Virginia

Torres drove up behind the group, began arguing with a boy on a bike and then drove his auto onto the curb, detectives said in a statement. Martinez Torres reportedly had a verbal argument with the group of teens and chased them at the parking lot. [Full Article...]

Gunman who shot congressman appears to have acted alone, FBI says

Gunman who shot congressman appears to have acted alone, FBI says Representative Steve Scalise , the House majority whip, was gravely wounded in the shooting last week. Another police officer was injured. On Capitol Hill today, Republicans were wearing yellow and purple fleur-de-lis stickers to honor Scalise, whose condition was upgraded to fair condition. [Full Article...]

Government Can't Refuse Disparaging Trademarks, Supreme Court Rules

The case concerned "Chinatown dance rock" band The Slants , which was denied a trademark because its name was deemed offensive. A federal appeals court in Richmond put the team's case on hold while waiting for the Supreme Court to rule in the Slants case. [Full Article...]

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