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Prominent New York politician's corruption conviction overturned

Prominent New York politician's corruption conviction overturned The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said jury instructions in Silver's case did not reflect the Supreme Court's narrowed meaning of official acts that can support a federal bribery conviction. They have also appealed their convictions. The New York Times , Politico , the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) have coverage. [Full Article...]

SP among 4 policemen shot dead in Quetta

SP among 4 policemen shot dead in Quetta Pakistan media reported the Islamic State group had claimed the Chaman attack. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned targeting of police officials in Quetta in which SP and other police officials embraced martyrdom. Violence in Baluchistan has raised concern about security for projects in the $57-billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a planned transport and energy link from western ... [Full Article...]

Storm warnings, flood watches issued — ACCUWEATHER ALERT

Storm warnings, flood watches issued — ACCUWEATHER ALERT This includes Interstate 90 between exits 45 and 42. The flood watch ( http://bit.ly/2tdOhQV ) is in effect from 2 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday morning. Genesee County Central Dispatch said the center lane is reported to be impassable. Flash flooding is expected to follow. The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Apache, Coconino, northern Gila,... [Full Article...]

GOP chairman plans to call on Donald Trump Jr

GOP chairman plans to call on Donald Trump Jr Trump Jr. said Tuesday he would be "happy" to work with a Senate Intelligence Committee now investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election after he himself acknowledged meeting a Kremlin-linked lawyer during his father's campaign. [Full Article...]

Former President Jimmy Carter collapsed at a Habitat build

Former President Jimmy Carter collapsed at a Habitat build The Carter Center said he is in the hospital being rehydrated and his wife is with him. His motorcade and ambulance were seen parked at the St. Boniface Hospital. He added, "He has asked us to continue with our day". CBC News reported that Carter was taken to a hospital. "He encourages everyone to stay hydrated and to keep building", Jonathan Reckford said Thursday. [Full Article...]

Feds announce largest-ever crackdown on opioid-related health care fraud

Feds announce largest-ever crackdown on opioid-related health care fraud The arrests came as part of what the department said was the largest healthcare fraud takedown in US history. Speaking on Thursday, Sessions called the charges the "largest health care fraud takedown operation in American history" and criticized health care professionals who "have chosen to violate their oaths and put greed ahead of their patients". [Full Article...]

Gang jailed for killing Russian politician Boris Nemtsov

Gang jailed for killing Russian politician Boris Nemtsov The other four Chechen men convicted of being Dadayev's accomplices received jail sentences ranging from 11 to 19 years. The court fined defendants 100,000 rubles (about $1,670). Putin came to power in 1999. In the months before his death he had written detailed reports alleging corruption by Putin, and voiced fears that the Russian president would have him killed. [Full Article...]

(State) Gardendale Police searching for suspect in triple homicide, remains at large

(State) Gardendale Police searching for suspect in triple homicide, remains at large A Lincoln Navigator included in previous vehicle descriptions has been located in Florida and is no longer suspected, Walker said. BREAKING: active shooter in Gardendale , AL. The girl, according to public records, had been seeing a therapist and the therapist called the mother with concerns. Separately, court records in York County, Pennsylvania , show Lever is scheduled to go on trial th... [Full Article...]

Silverstone Owner Activates Break Clause To Ditch F1 After 2019

Silverstone Owner Activates Break Clause To Ditch F1 After 2019 The British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC), owner of Silverstone , is expected to try and terminate its contract with Formula 1 today, ending the British Grand Prix 69 year reign at the track. "It was absolutely not posturing ", Grant said. "We only have one opportunity until our contract runs out to break the contract and stop losing money, and that is after the 2019 event". [Full Article...]

MCCONNELL: August recess postponed for 2 weeks

MCCONNELL: August recess postponed for 2 weeks Grassley spoke on the Fox News Channel . John Kennedy, a freshman Republican from Louisiana. Critics say it will cause costs for people with pre-existing conditions who need more services to rise sharply, undermining protections in place for them. [Full Article...]

Lawsuit Filed in Manhattan Claims President Trump Banning Twitter Critics Is Unconstitutional

Lawsuit Filed in Manhattan Claims President Trump Banning Twitter Critics Is Unconstitutional The whole thing sounds a little far-fetched until you think about just how much current news and policy is disseminated exclusively on the platform by a White House happy to eschew communication norms. As WCBS 880's Alex Silverman reported, the plaintiffs argue that Trump chose to make Twitter a public forum, nearly like a town hall meeting where anybody can participate. [Full Article...]

Conor McGregor Hilariously Puts Down Floyd Mayweather Sr. Following Presser

The 40-yearold former welterweight king, who retired with a flawless 49-0 record in 2015, said Tuesday there was no chance of him fighting again after he climbs into the ring with mixed martial arts star McGregor. While many are hopeful that Conor McGregor will return to the UFC and defend his lightweight title or pursue more once he's done with the Floyd Mayweather fight, Dana White knows... [Full Article...]

Dramatic rescue of family reminds beachgoers of unsafe rip currents

Dramatic rescue of family reminds beachgoers of unsafe rip currents Noticing what was happening, the boys' mother, Roberta Ursrey , and her husband, nephews, mother and two daughters tried to swim out and rescue them. She and three other adults from her family sprang into action to save the boys, but only got themselves swept up in the current. She added: 'With everything going on in the world, we still have humanity'. [Full Article...]

Marines, 1 Navy corpsman killed in Mississippi plane crash

Marines, 1 Navy corpsman killed in Mississippi plane crash He was one of the first responders on the scene after the Marine Corps KC-130 transport aircraft crashed in rural LeFlore County on Monday evening. Six Marines and a sailor killed in a military plane crash in MS on Monday were members of a Special Operations force based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, a Marines public affairs officer said . [Full Article...]

Andy Murray calls for equality in the schedule at Wimbledon

Andy Murray calls for equality in the schedule at Wimbledon Despite the best efforts of the Centre Court crowd to cajole a miracle recovery from the limping Briton, Murray's troublesome hip proved beyond help and he was swiftly dispatched, with the final two sets taking just under 47 minutes. There was obviously an opportunity. I need to do all the right things and be even more diligent and professional than I have been recently. "Still a huge match in fro... [Full Article...]

THAAD Successfully Intercepts Target in Missile Defense Test

THAAD Successfully Intercepts Target in Missile Defense Test Gen. Sam Greaves, in a statement . The system is created to intercept and destroy short, medium and intermediate range ballistic missiles during the final phase of their flight. The successful intercept was part of a test led by the U.S. The escalation of Pyongyang's nuclear program also has prompted a closer look at the effectiveness of missile defense systems maintained by the United St... [Full Article...]

FBI, ATF investigating bomb at Bixby, Okla., Air Force office

FBI, ATF investigating bomb at Bixby, Okla., Air Force office A United States Air Force recruiting office near Tulsa, Oklahoma was bombed on Monday evening. Bomb squads responded to the explosion in Bixby, a suburb of Tulsa, at about 10:30 p.m. Investigators have reportedly indicated such a designation can not occur until a suspect or a motive becomes known. But terrorism has not been ruled out as a possible motive. [Full Article...]

Moscow says preparing 'tough response' to United States closure of Russian diplomatic compounds

According to Isvestiya, the decision came after Trump and Putin's first meeting at the G20 Summit in Germany failed to produce an agreement on the lightening of USA sanctions against Russian Federation. However, the United States ambassador's Spaso House residence and the Anglo-American School in St Petersburg would not be affected. Russia is "outraged" that the United States has not yet resolv... [Full Article...]

AFP says 5-year martial law extension 'too long'

AFP says 5-year martial law extension 'too long' Seven out of 10 Filipinos, or 78 per cent, said they were satisfied with the performance of President Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte particularly his declaration of martial law over the whole of troubled Mindanao, survey findings of a private pollster said on Friday. [Full Article...]

Majority of Republicans believe colleges have a negative impact

Majority of Republicans believe colleges have a negative impact The latest version of the survey , conducted last month among 2,504 adults, for the first time found a majority ( 58 percent ) of Republicans saying colleges have a negative effect, compared to 36 percent saying they have a positive effect. [Full Article...]


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