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Author: 0 Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion

The case concerns a Colorado cake artist who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple claiming that to do so violated his religious liberty under the federal constitution. Alliance Defending Freedom has a summary of the case here. The justices on Monday left in place an appeals court ruling that upheld the San Diego sheriff's strict limits on issuing permits for concealed weapons.

Author: 0 Man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in killing of Baby Doe

McCarthy stood in handcuffs, wearing a light brown colored jacket, and remained emotionless as the verdict was delivered after the jury of eight men and four women took a little over 23 hours, spread out over five days, to reach their decision.

National Large Brush Fire Burns Near Castaic Lake
Author: 0 Large Brush Fire Burns Near Castaic Lake

Forest Service and the Los Angeles County Fire Department were working to douse the flames, which broke out for unknown reasons about 2 p.m. Saturday near the Golden State (5) Freeway and Ridge Route Road. Access to fight the fire was limited, but fixed wing aircrafts and boats were brought in to fight the flames. They battled throughout the night Saturday, emerging Sunday to report the fire had burned 1,000 acres and was 10 percent contained.

Author: 0 US Senate votes overwhelmingly for tougher Russian sanctions amidst poll meddling probe

The measure is widely seen as a rebuke to Trump , as it hits Russian Federation with new sanctions to punish Moscow for its interference in United States elections, as well as over Moscow's aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Tillerson urged senators to oppose the measure so that Trump and his administration would have "the flexibility to turn the heat up" if necessary. Brown also said the veto-proof vote on the sanctions package should send a strong signal to the White House .

National LAPD chief urges cadets to be ethical in wake of scandal
Author: 0 LAPD chief urges cadets to be ethical in wake of scandal

Cain has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 15-. Los Angeles police officer Liliana Preciado sets up a display board showing an images of officer Robert Cain in preparation for a news conference Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Los Angeles.

National TX mom says she left 2 kids in hot car as punishment
Author: 0 TX mom says she left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

She said she thought her daughter would be able to open the auto door and get out whenever she and her brother wanted to leave the vehicle. Randolph allegedly then went inside the house, smoked marijuana and fell asleep for two to three hours.

National Deputies firing on charging dog hit, kill teen boy
Author: 0 Deputies firing on charging dog hit, kill teen boy

A 17-year-old pet owner was killed in a deputy-involved shooting early Thursday, June 22, 2017, on the 38500 block of 10th Street East in Palmdale . Armando Garcia was hanging out at a friend's apartment listening to music early Thursday morning when the dog started barking.

Author: 0 Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

And that made the decision by Boston to select Duke's Jayson Tatum with the No. 3 pick a lot easier than some might have thought. He found one in Butler, who the Wolves acquired along with the 16th overall pick for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No.

National Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law
Author: 0 Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

It would repeal tax increases on higher-income people, medical companies and others that had financed expanded coverage. With a majority of 52 senators , Mr McConnell can only afford to lose two Republican votes on the bill. Both measures would give states more flexibility over insurance markets, including allowing insurers to offer plans that don't cover essential services such as emergency visits, mental health, maternity care and substance abuse treatment.

Author: 0 Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation Over Comey Firing

Trump tweets. Echoing tweets from Thursday, he concludes by adding: " Witch Hunt ". In a statement many have described as "odd", Rosenstein warned the US public to "exercise caution" before trusting media reports citing anonymous officials, despite the fact that the Trump administration continues to use them in official statements to the media.

Author: 0 Trump rallies in Iowa following GOP victory in Georgia

After several of the co-hosts suggested Democrat Jon Ossoff performed better than anyone thought he would against Republican Karen Handel in the red district, Behar got brutally honest. Those Republicans chose their comfort level with their party and a candidate in Karen Handel , who is a known quantity, over someone with little experience who didn't even live in the district in Jon Ossoff .

National Boeing launches 737 MAX 10 at Paris Air Show
Author: 0 Boeing launches 737 MAX 10 at Paris Air Show

Boeing will also show its 737 Max 9 and Airbus will show the single-aisle A321, popular for its fuel efficiency. The MAX 10 will be introduced in the 2020 time frame. SpiceJet operates a fleet of 35 next-generation 737s and 20 Bombardier Q400s. "Adopting the brand new 737 MAX family is an important milestone for Blue Air and the Romania aviation sector, allowing us to further improve our operating efficiencies", Racaru added.

National In video, girl begs mother for quiet after Castile shooting
Author: 0 In video, girl begs mother for quiet after Castile shooting

The video does not show what happened inside the vehicle or what Yanez saw. "Being that the inside of the vehicle smelled like marijuana, I didn't know if he was keeping it on him for protection from a drug dealer or anything like that, or any other people trying to rip him", Yanez testified.

National Divorcing dad kills two young children before hanging himself on Father's Day
Author: 0 Divorcing dad kills two young children before hanging himself on Father's Day

The children's mother went to pick up the children at Da Camara's apartment in the 700 block of Slater Street on Sunday evening but it appeared he was not home, Crum said. 'He was great, he'd have the kids visit, and ride bikes, and he'd take them to the park, ' Poncia said sadly, 'and so I don't know. Deputies found the three bodies when they returned with concerned relatives the next day.

Author: 0 Top court to hear case that could reshape US political map

This new bill aims to correct issues of equity across all state schools, as required by the court. Both sides asked the court to expedite its decision , as the school districts need to know by August 4 what their budgets are. He says the redistricting process was "entirely lawful and constitutional". U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin , a Henrico Democrat, was elected in the redrawn 4th District, changing the state delegation from eight Republicans and three Democrats to seven Republicans and four ...

Author: 0 Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russia investigators

In a series of statements on Twitter Thursday, Trump repeated his assertion that Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign is a "WITCH HUNT" based on the "phony" premise of possible collusion between Russia and a cadre of Trump campaign associates.

National US Senate backs legislation to slap new sanctions on Russian Federation
Author: 0 US Senate backs legislation to slap new sanctions on Russian Federation

The latest measure will be attached as an amendment to a larger bill that would see new sanctions imposed on Iran. It also establishes new sanctions against those conducting cyberattacks on behalf of the Russian government as well as supplying arms to Syrian President Bashar Assad, and it allows for sanctions to hit Russia's mining, metals, shipping and railways sectors.

Author: 0 Keeping an eye on the tropics: 2 systems could become hurricanes

The reasoning behind the policy change is to offer more advanced warning for areas potentially seeing tropical storm or hurricane force winds by a system that is within two days of developing into one. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 24 hours, while a tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

National SCOTUS Could End Political Gerrymandering, Imperil GOP Majorities
Author: 0 SCOTUS Could End Political Gerrymandering, Imperil GOP Majorities

According to University of Chicago Law professor Nick Stephanopoulos , four of the five most gerrymandered state legislative maps on partisan grounds in the last 45 years - as well as eight of the 10 statewide maps for the U.S. This formula is now the subject of a federal lawsuit, Whitford v. Nichol , which has survived two motions , submitted by defenders of Wisconsin's Republican-drawn maps, that sought to kill the case.

Author: 0 Severe storms Monday; flash floods possible in Northern Virginia

Timing . Thunderstorms will begin their approach after 3 PM - perhaps a couple of hours after 3 PM. These damaging elements will be isolated events, not widespread. Skies will gradually clear toward the morning, but the chance of a scattered shower or thunderstorm will linger late into the day on Tuesday . There is still a possibility of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday before clearing and becoming partly sunny with a high near 81.

National Texas cities mark Juneteenth with parades, family events
Author: 0 Texas cities mark Juneteenth with parades, family events

Many parade participants said the best way to honor this important historical event is to pass the message into the future. So, they can see some positive activities happening in our community. Events like Juneteenth provide an opportunity to share that history throughout the community. A Juneteenth regular, Nate Walls says this day is for everyone.

Author: 0 Trump Weighs Firing Mueller, According To Confidante

Rosenstein , who appointed Mueller, on Tuesday said: "As long as I'm in this position, he's not going to be fired without good cause". He added that "if there were good cause, I would consider it". Last night, a longtime friend of President Trump , Christopher Ruddy , said the president is considering firing Mueller . "I think the way the investigation is shaping up, he's out to get the president".

Author: 0 No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

Rosenstein's letter critical of Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation served as the Trump White House's first reasoning for firing Comey - though Trump later undercut that explanation by saying he fired Comey in hopes of ending the Russian Federation probe.

National Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller
Author: 0 Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

A Trump friend who was spotted visiting the White House on Monday later told a PBS interviewer that the president was indeed mulling over firing Mueller. President Donald Trump speaks to Associated Press Chief White House Correspondent Julie Pace in the Oval Office in Washington, Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

National Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners
Author: 0 Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez . Family and friends of Valerie Castile and Philando Castile , including John Thompson, center, walk out of the courthouse after Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty on all counts in the shooting death of Philando Castile .

Author: 0 Gashed Fitzgerald reaches port as search for sailors continues

The impact affected " Fitzgerald's forward starboard side above and below the water line, causing significant damage and associated flooding" in multiple areas, said a statement from the USA 7th Fleet. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that at the time of the collision the weather and therefore visibility should have been clear and the waves were at a height of around 2 meters.

Author: 0 AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller

Trump could order Rod Rosenstein, the acting attorney general, to do it. Rosenstein could refuse to and resign, in which case Trump would go down the chain of command at the Department of Justice until he found an official willing to do so.

National Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy
Author: 0 Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

Bullet holes at the YMCA where a gunman opened fire during a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, VA. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot. A food industry lobbyist who was also shot is also being treated for serious injuries. Charles Orear, a fellow Sanders campaign volunteer, expressed shock when told of the Alexandria shooting. He had also posted inflammatory messages opposing the presidency of Donald Trump and articulated support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders .

National In Dramatic Turnabout, Southern Baptists Condemn White Supremacy
Author: 0 In Dramatic Turnabout, Southern Baptists Condemn White Supremacy

The Southern Baptist Convention is reconsidering its decision not to formally condemn the political movement known as the " alt-right ". Barrett Duke , who leads the resolutions committee, balked at bringing McKissic's resolution to a vote on Tuesday on the basis that it contained broad language "potentially implicating" conservatives who do not support the "alt-right" movement.

Author: 0 Ed Gillespie narrowly secures Republican nomination for Governor

Mr. Perriello became the latest Bern victim, notching another loss for the senator from Vermont who electrified Democratic voters previous year but who has struggled to turn his movement into a winning electoral campaign. Northam took the stage at his victory party in Arlington to a hot and happy crowd. "Stewart claims to speak for people like me", says Sam Travers, a truck driver from Prince William County, where Stewart is a county supervisor.

Author: 0 Getting the flawless Father's Day gift for a golf lover

Thankfully for you, PhoneArena is on the case, and we're full of suggestions that will hopefully help you make the correct choice. I needed to let God lead me in one of life's greatest endeavors, fatherhood. It is rather like another chance at life; like a new bag of coins at a table of luck after your fortune is gone. In fact, we're now in an area where we can't even count the number of homeless cats that are multiplying as I write.