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Sears to close East Northport store by September

Sears to close East Northport store by September Manhattan-based Seritage Growth Properties, the real estate investment trust that was spun off by Sears Holdings in 2015, owns the entire Huntington Square retail center and will be seeking a new tenant or tenants to replace the Sears store. [Full Article...]

California man suspected of causing fire that killed his mom

California man suspected of causing fire that killed his mom The 40-year-old had failed to return his children , a daughter aged six and a son aged 18 months, to the home of his estranged wife after spending Father's Day with them. 'It's an absolute tragedy to see two young children lose their lives in a custody dispute , ' Santa Rosa Police Lt. John Cregan. "A attractive little girl and a sweet little boy", said Julia Poncia. [Full Article...]

Ex-Officer Found Not Guilty After Fatally Shooting Sylville Smith

The defense argued that Heaggan-Brown had been trained to think that Smith could have had a second weapon, and emphasized that the entire encounter took only a few seconds. The defense also claimed a not-guilty verdict was warranted because Heaggan-Brown showed respect for Smith's life by not firing multiple shots, and instead chose to shoot twice then check Smith's pulse. [Full Article...]

Senate approves sanctions bill to punish Russian Federation for election meddling

Senate approves sanctions bill to punish Russian Federation for election meddling MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that new US sanctions on Russia will damage ties between the two countries. The legislation would expand sanctions for Iranian ballistic missile development, support for terrorism, transfers of conventional weapons to or from Iran, and human rights violations. [Full Article...]

Today is Juneteenth in America: What You Should Know

Today is Juneteenth in America: What You Should Know On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger entered Galveston, Texas and read the proclamation. This year's Juneteenth theme is "A Time to Heal, A Time to Unite". Juneteenth has become either a state or ceremonial holiday in 45 of the 50 USA states, and hundreds are taught its importance annually at a celebration. [Full Article...]

Cuba rejects new US policy, saying pressure will not work

Cuba rejects new US policy, saying pressure will not work While the Cuban government's official response to Trump's announcement said that "a$3 ny strategy aimed at changing Cuba's political, economic and social systems, whether through pressure or coercion, or employing more subtle methods, will be doomed to failure", it is by no means excluded that the regime is willing to make a deal. [Full Article...]

Student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury

Warmbier was on a tour of North Korea early past year when he allegedly tried to steal a propaganda banner from his hotel and was charged with hostile acts against the state. Doctors said they have very limited information about Warmbier's condition before his arrival in the United States and have not had any contact with North Korean medical officials. [Full Article...]

Bill Cosby's trial declared a mistrial

Stay tuned on this one. The mistrial was a blow to the dozens of women who have said they were sexually assaulted by Cosby. "If Mr. Cosby asks me and he wants me to go to back and do battle for him again, then I'll be there". Cosby's lawyer says he and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter. Victoria Valentino, a former Playboy model who has accused Cosby of drugging an... [Full Article...]

Rout by Macron's party in French parliamentary election vote

Le Pen's defeat, as well as her poor performance in the presidential debate against Macron and an internal party controversy over whether to continue to defend a French exit from the euro, have demobilised FN voters during the legislative campaign. [Full Article...]

Iran Hits Syrian Terrorists With Missiles

Iran Hits Syrian Terrorists With Missiles The launch of surface-to-surface medium range missiles into Syria's Deir Ezzor province comes as ISIL militants fleeing a US-led coalition onslaught increasingly try to fortify their positions there. Iran has arrested dozens of terrorists since the Tehran attacks. Sunday's assault marked an extremely rare direct attack from the Islamic Republic amid its support for embattled Syrian president Bas... [Full Article...]

List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shooter

List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shooter Five innocent people were shot in the attack , including House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise . When asked who would win the Congressional baseball game , Congressman Brad Sherman, who is a Democrat from California, answered "America". [Full Article...]

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

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy He had access to the facility on Wednesday, and arrived less than two hours before the shooting , the YMCA said in a statement . Hodgkinson wrote often about his hate of the GOP, and, to these Republicans , his decision to take violent action was implicitly encouraged by the Democrats' unrelenting attacks against President Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments

Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments In the Constitution, there's a clause that forbids federal officials from accepting gifts from foreign powers without being approved by Congress. "If that's not a harm to every American citizen and every resident in the District of Columbia and Maryland, I don't know what is". [Full Article...]

US keeps effort to shield young immigrants from deportation

That initiative sought to temporarily remove the threat of deportation for more than 4 million immigrant parents of children who are USA citizens or lawful permanent residents. "With regard to DACA, the President has remarked on the need to handle the issue with compassion and with heart ", said Burke, the Homeland Security spokeswoman, adding that only Congress could provide a long-term solu... [Full Article...]

OR becomes first state to allow third gender option

OR becomes first state to allow third gender option Activists hope an "X" gender designation is on the way in other states, and eventually, for USA passports. "Our lives are so gendered, which is why it's important that driver licenses and other forms of IDs recognize people who are non-binary", said Basic Rights Oregon co-executive director Nancy Haque, whose organization campaigned for the change . [Full Article...]

Trump delays effective date of travel ban amid court battle

Trump delays effective date of travel ban amid court battle The justices of the US Supreme Court are accustomed to being cordial in the face of conflict. The decision issued by the 9 Circuit Court on June 12, 2017, was unanimous . The start date on the original order was March 16. Going forward, if either side wishes for appellate review of a class certification decision, it will have to seek permission from the court of appeal under Rule 23 (f ). [Full Article...]

Vice President Pence Stops Into Miami To Talk Central America

Vice President Pence Stops Into Miami To Talk Central America Cullen - who has experience litigating the Iran-Contra investigation, Watergate and the 2000 vote recount in Florida - is a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. The conference, which lasts until Friday, is expected to bring a diverse group of governments and business leaders from the US and Central Americas together. [Full Article...]

UT alumnus working for Rep. Roger Williams injured in shooting

UT alumnus working for Rep. Roger Williams injured in shooting Conaway, Williams and Brady are safe, according to their offices. Congressman Williams was not shot, however a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention. Williams has served as the Republican baseball team's coach since joining Congress in 2013. Zachary Barth, a staffer for GOP Rep. Roger Williams of TX, posted on FB that he was shot but is "okay". [Full Article...]

Six Hundred Pounds of Meth-Filled Lollipops Were Seized in Texas

Six Hundred Pounds of Meth-Filled Lollipops Were Seized in Texas The reason, deputies say, is the enormous amount of drugs they had with them. Harris County Sheriff's deputies on Thursday received a report of a possible burglary in progress at a home in Spring in the #Houston area. The lollipops - sold for $20 to $40 - were created to look like flowers, bats, Yoda and more, according to KHOU . If they were not sold directly to a child, what if these l... [Full Article...]

Congressman Scalise in critical condition following surgery, hospital says

Police in the upmarket Washington DC suburb of Alexandria said they were investigating a "multiple shooting " and a suspect was in custody. Mr Trump said Mr Scalise "was badly wounded and is now in stable condition". Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who was in the batting cage in the outfield as the gunman began firing said the officers' presence prevented a "massacre". [Full Article...]


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