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Officials urge caution with fireworks

According to statistics, an average of 20,000 fires per year are caused by fireworks . According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2...


Texas Among States Urging Justice Department To Wind Down DACA

Paxton, nine other state attorneys general, and the governor of Idaho want the agency to phase out DACA. The programs were established by executive order, and...


Le Pen Charged With Misuse of EU Funds in French Assistant Probe

Le Pen have denied any wrongdoing and when allegations emerged during the second round of the presidential election dismissed them as being politically motivat...


Germany Could Fine Social Media Companies Millions for Hate Speech

Short for " Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz " ("network enforcement law "), the bill penalizes social-media companies like Facebook that are not responsive enoug...


IL heads toward third year without budget

Deputy House Majority Leader Lou Lang says "meetings are taking place all over the building". Questions would be raised over whether some school districts wou...


Friday's forecast: Last mild day before a long heat wave

Tomorrow (Friday): Sunshine dominates the morning but scattered clouds are likely to puff up in the afternoon. Scattered storms will move through the area be...


United Kingdom makes pension and health pledges for British expats post Brexit

But they would have to apply to join a new register conferring "settled status", and would be subject to British law without recourse to the European Court of ...


Kobach, commission on voter fraud battle states over voter data

In a Wednesday letter, Kobach asked the CT secretary of state's office to provide the commission with all publicly available voter roll data, including the full...


Health Care Vote Abruptly Delayed Because GOP Lacks the Votes

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office weighed in on the Senate health care bill on Monday, saying that 22 million people would lose health coverage in t...


Small plane crashes on 405 freeway outside Los Angeles

Larry Kurtz said two people in their early 60s were hospitalized with traumatic injuries. "The fact that a plane was able to land and only strike a single veh...


Texas Messes With Marriage Equality

Justice Jeffrey Boyd, writing on behalf of the court in a 24-page opinion, said there's still room for state courts to explore the "reach and ramifications" of ...


Steve Carell wants Kristen Wiig in all his movies

While " Despicable Me 3 " is loaded with laughs, the film feels like it doesn't quite have the heart of the original. And if you liked the previous movies, th...


Low gas prices, higher miles expected

In fact, regular unleaded could be had for $1.95 per gallon at the area's two Costco Whole Club locations and at a northside Sam's Club - although only club mem...


Multi-state lottery ticket sales to stop if state budget isn't passed

IL is heading toward its third fiscal year with no state budget due largely to a war of wills between Republican Gov. Rauner, who is insisting on sweeping polic...


Germany welcomes Erdoğan, foreign rallies not allowed

Mr Gabriel told German media that "on the sidelines of the G20 we don't have the police numbers to provide the security" necessary for Mr Erdogan to address T...


Supreme Court Will Decide Travel Ban Constitutionality, Reviving Rules In The Interim

But the justices said those who already have a connection to the US - either a job offer, an admission to an educational program or a close family connection - ...


Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center shooting injures multiple people, NYPD says

At least three doctors were shot inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in the Mount Hope neighborhood of the Bronx on Friday afternoon, according to a Fire Depar...


July 4th gas prices lowest since 2005

SC leads the low price list at $1.89 a gallon. About 50 to 60 percent of drivers will take road trips of over 500 miles, which is up 9 percent from previous y...


Konta withdraws from Eastbourne semifinals with spine injury

The Briton had a lengthy medical timeout after twisting her ankle and hitting her head before rounding off the win but said she was hopeful it would not have an...


Pregnant teen shoots boyfriend dead in YouTube stunt gone wrong

Pedro's aunt, Claudia Ruiz , told the news station she believed the couple was simply intending to create a popular video. Some are still available online. An ...


More new Australians hailing from Asia than Europe

Unlike rent repayments, monthly mortgage repayments have become more affordable for Australians at a median of $1,755, down from $1,800. More than 1 in 5 Ut...


Free abortions in England for Northern Irish women

Labour MP Stella Creasy, who tabled the amendment, wrote on Twitter after the announcement: "Woah - Chancellor just told house going 2 fund abortions 4 NI wome...


No exact Grenfell death toll this year: United Kingdom police

Sir Martin Moore-Bick who is a retired Appeal Court judge, has been chosen to lead the public enquiry the PM has announced Thursday. The death toll from the f...


CNN's Jim Acosta Again Chides White House for Banning Cameras From Briefings

Sean Spicer has allowed cameras into only five of his last fifteen press briefings . A former Republican National Committee staffer said the mistake the Whi...


Putin, Trump to meet at G-20 Summit

In the Trump's book "The Art of the Deal", he proclaimed one of his mottos to be, "You do your thing, you hold your ground, you stand up tall, and whatever ha...


Donald Trump associate Roger Stone to testify before House Intelligence Committee

Podesta stopped and commented briefly. For his part, Stone said he wanted to testify to counter John Podesta's testimony from earlier in the day. While Pres...


Venus Williams found at fault in fatal auto crash

Traffic was backed up and she got stuck in the middle of the intersection, blocking oncoming cars. TMZ said police faulted Williams for the crash for violat...


Turkey ready to fight in Syria 'at any threat from Kurds'

Defense Secretary James Mattis in Brussels, ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation gathering on June 28, said a source familiar with the conversation...


Theresa May Strikes Billion Dollar Deal To Remain In Power

DUP leader Arlene Foster said the "wide-ranging" pact was "good for Northern Ireland and the UK" but one critic said it was a "straight bung ". Mrs Foste...


Swiss lawyers to represent Qatar in legal case over Saudi siege

They required Qatar to cut diplomatic relations with Iran, close the Turkish military base, eliminate Al-Jazeera TV channel, extradite all persons wanted in fou...


FBI Agent Indicted In Finicum Shooting Identified

Joseph Astarita , a member of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) based in Quantico, Va., was arraigned Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland on three c...


Female sniper laughs after ISIS bullet explodes into wall over her head

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters on their way to Raqqa . Washington launched a retaliatory cruise missile strike days later against a Syrian airbase fr...


Angela Merkel wary of business over-dependence on China

The German Chancellor will host the summit of leaders of the Group of 20 economic powers in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July. "The dissent is obvious, and it would be di...


Treasury Department announces sanctions against Chinese bank

USA foreign policy experts say Chinese companies have long had a key role in financing Pyongyang. Among them: severing USA financial ties with China's Bank...


Brian Head Fire continues to ravage southern Utah

Only 2 percent of it was contained. The fire began Saturday afternoon, and was reported to have blazed to 50 acres and as law enforcement agencies investigate...


Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel

He said Russian Federation for years has tried to influence US elections but that the "scale" and "aggressiveness" of its efforts in 2016 made the attempts mo...


Trump, Religious Liberty Advocates Celebrate These Key High Court Opinions

Some religious groups cheered the decision, which was closely watched for the effect it may have on school voucher programs. Various articles in the New Mexico ...


Iran: Missile strike in Syria 'just a small slap'

The incident closely followed Sunday's United States downing of a piloted Syrian army jet in the southern Raqqa countryside after it dropped bombs near US...


Murkiness follows Supreme Court's action on travel ban

Yet that is precisely what liberal majorities on both the Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal did in blocking the travel bans , and the Supreme Court i...


Kevin Harvick wins at Sonona for 1st victory of season

The recently retired driver, who earned the last of his 49 career NASCAR victories at Sonoma in 2016, felt as satisfied as if had piloted Harvick's auto ...


Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent

Manafort says in a Justice Department filing Tuesday that his firm , DMP International , received more than $17 million from the Party of Regions, the forme...


Sean Spicer May Get To Choose His Own Replacement If He Quits

The announcement came as a surprise to many, especially considering that for nearly the entirety of the Trump administration , there have been grumblings that ...


Gulf Crisis: Congress to Suspend Arm Sales to Gulf Countries, Senate Member

Last month, a resolution seeking to stop the sale of about $500m (£393m) of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia for use in the Yemen conflict - part of a...


Donald Trump slams CNN, shares 'Fake News Network' meme

CNN , in initially taking down the story, said it didn't meet editorial standards. CNN's president Jeffrey Zucker has invested enormous resources in pol...


Republicans Won't Blame Trump If Health Bill Fails

Just 11% of independents and 2% of Democrats feel that way. After the Congressional Budget Office score was released, prompting multiple Republicans to expres...


Trump and Modi meet and greet: Key takeaways

Trade, however, remains an irritant, and on Saturday, leading U.S. congressmen complained in a letter to Trump that high-level engagement had failed to eliminat...


Dollar firms against yen as investors await Yellen speech

The ECB president, speaking in Portugal at the central bank's annual conference, said he was "confident" the Bank's policies would restore inflationary pressu...


A look at peace deal between Colombia and FARC rebels

United Nations monitors say they have "the entirety of the FARC's registered individual arms stored away", except for a handful of weapons being used for secu...


Iran calls missile attack on Syria militants a wider warning

However, Israel's Channel 2 reported on June 19 that just one of the seven missiles which Iran fired reached its target in what was Iran's first missile attack...


BC Liberals expect defeat Thursday, but want to pass campaign finance law

Green caucus, responded on Tuesday to a letter sent by Finance Minister Mike de Jong to Speaker Steve Thomson, seeking clarification regarding the role of the S...