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Dominique Heaggan-Brown Acquitted in Shooting Death of Sylville Smith

Smith was armed with a gun and running from Heaggan-Brown when the officer shot him the first time. Smith's defense attorneys argued the officer had been forced to act quickly. Paul. The time between the two shots was 1.69 seconds. "I want the community to calm down and come together", Patrick Smith said. During his 16-month standard probationary period as an officer in 2013, Heaggan-Brown was seen in uniform, in a YouTube video, entering an apartment that had a marijuana bong on ... Read More »

Woman Found Dead in West Side Chicago Street

According to reports she was half-naked and so badly beaten her face was hard to identify. There was blunt trauma to the victim's face and defensive wounds on her body, as if she fought for her life, officers said. Area North detectives are handling the homicide investigation. The woman's identity was not being released as of Thursday morning. No one is in custody. Read More »

Russia's Rosneft works on new strategy, plans to hike dividends


Addressing a shareholders' meeting, Sechin said the dividend policy was consistent with the company's new strategy , to be worked out by the end of this year and called "Rosneft-2022". Rosneft's gas production is set to be rising by more than 10 percent a year, Sechin said, while overall investments are seen at more than 1 trillion rubles annually in the coming years. Read More »

The death of Otto Warmbier escalates North Korea situation

Warmbier , an OH native and student at the University of Virginia , was arrested in North Korea in January 2016 while visiting as a tourist. The display included notebooks, Warmbier's passport and the jacket he wore during his public confession in North Korea . Read More »

Alexandria Shooting: Shooter acted alone, no terrorism involved, Federal Bureau of Investigation says


Hodgkinson bought the guns in April, after Trump was elected, Slater said. But, according to Slater's statement , it does not appear Hodgkinson had been planning his attack. He also checked a financial account, Facebook and recent headlines. Hodgkinson frequently ranted on social media, espousing "anti-Republican views", Slater said, but he never made any threats to members of Congress or to the Congressional Baseball Game. Read More »

Consumer group slams health bill: 'Republicans should be ashamed'


The bill will continue to make cuts to public health services and create tax cuts for America's wealthiest, according to The New York Times . Republicans in the U.S. And at least a half-dozen Republicans - both conservatives and moderates - have complained about it. "By defunding Planned Parenthood , this bill threatens the health of 2.5 million women and men in our country, many of whom rely on the health centers as their only source of care". Read More »

House special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching

The special election for the sixth district of Georgia sought replacement of Tom Price - Trump's current Secretary of Health - in the House of Representatives. It's time for new leadership. But while Republicans were facing a sobering reminder of their president's poor approval ratings, Handel steadied the ship in a district that only narrowly backed Trump in last November's vote. Read More »

Senate GOP health care bill may cut Medicaid


As Andy Slavitt, the former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services , noted , "The Senate bill needs to be compared to current law, not the House bill ". "At first glance, I have serious concerns about the bill's impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid ", Heller said in a statement. Under Obamacare, those two groups help pay for expanded coverage. Read More »

Los Angeles County deputies fatally shoot male suspect


The dog was about 5 to 8 feet from deputies when they fired, according to the sheriff's department. The deputies were responding around 3:45 reports of a loud party at a Palmdale apartment complex when the dog attacked and bit one of them in the leg. Read More »

Male model apologises for raping wrong roommate


When the 31-year-old woman screamed 'Get off me! But then she said she got a bad feeling from him when he began 'acting creepy '. Astoria, Queens resident Henry Romero, 30, was booked on charges related to the supposed March 21 sexual assault of the victim back in April of this year after Romero reportedly first met the accuser through a friend of the woman that he was dating at the time. Read More »

Health officials: Number of syphilis cases have doubled


The cases in New Hampshire are similar to the national trends, which saw syphilis being mainly seen in men under 40 years old and in men who have sex with other men. The news comes just five months after New Hampshire health officials warned of an outbreak of another sexually transmitted disease - gonorrhea. It is especially unsafe for pregnant women and their unborn child. Read More »

Cholera outbreak hits Weston Hotel guests


Muia said the visitors started experiencing symptoms similar to those of cholera that is vomiting and intense diarrhea. "We have contingency measures on the ground" he said. The outbreak came at a time services in all public hospitals have been crippled by a nurses' strike. Cholera is an acute diarrheal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Read More »

At least 18 dead in Mogadishu restaurant siege


Witnesses say that the whole district is now sealed off by the security forces and police after these attacks. Residents reported gunshots during the night. The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab often targets high-profile areas in Mogadishu . The assault was claimed by al-Shabaab terror group, which in recent months has carried out numerous attacks on hotels and restaurants in the capital, killing dozens of civilians. Read More »

Le sort de Bayrou reste en suspens — Remaniement


Lequel a fait savoir, lundi soir, dans la foulée de l'annonce du départ du ministre de la Cohésion des territoires, Richard Ferrand , que la nouvelle équipe gouvernementale serait formée aujourd'hui avant 18 h, sous la responsabilité d'Édouard Philippe . Read More »

US Rep Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'


Scalise is now "beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation", the hospital said. A gunman opened fire last Wednesday, shooting dozens of rounds at the GOP lawmakers at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., one day ahead of the bipartisan Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. Read More »

Russia: Mass arrests tighten authorities' stranglehold on freedom of expression

Petersburg. Navalny's anti-corruption videos have needled the country's ruling elite and drawn crowds to the streets not seen since the protests against President Vladimir Putin's reelection for a third term in 2012. Presidential hopeful Navalny had announced the protests against official corruption for Monday, the Russia Day holiday. Navalny's wife Yulia said on his Twitter feed that he was arrested outside his home about a half-hour before the demonstration was to begin. Read More »

NCAA suspends Louisville' Pitino after escort investigation


Read the NCAA's complete report on the decision here. "Not only is it unjust ... over-the-top severe, but personally I've lost a lot of faith in the NCAA that I've had over the last 35 years with what they just did". Pitino said he plans on staying and "winning multiple national championships, not just one". "But the decision does not identify a single specific thing that Coach Pitino should have done, that he wasn't already doing, that would have either prevented or detected the illicit ... Read More »

Senate GOP health bill seeks to hobble Obama law

McConnell faces a great challenge in amassing the votes to win Senate approval of the bill, which Republicans are trying to pass using special budget rules that will allow them to avoid a Democratic filibuster . McConnell's hoped-for vote within a week is likely to be met with significant resistance from Democrats, and some Republicans hinted they may not be willing to vote for the bill without more time to review the measure and gauge their constituents' feelings. Read More »

Imagine! Lennon brings no peace, but discord at EU summit


German Chancellor Angela Merkel said building a future for the remaining member states took precedence over the Brexit talks. "Naturally we will conduct these negotiations quickly and we will conduct them intensively". "The objective is to deliver capabilities, ensure a competitive, innovative and balanced basis for Europe's defense industry across the European Union", they said in a statement. Read More »

FBI Release New Information on Congressional Shooter


The congressman is making good progress and has been upgraded from serious to fair condition , MedStar Washington Hospital Center said on Wednesday. Sanders has previously stated that the shooter apparently volunteered on his presidential campaign. Hogkinson was an unemployed home inspector from Belleville, Illinois, who frequently railed against Republicans in letters to the editor and angry social media posts . Read More »

Sky name formidable line-up to support Froome on Tour


Like Stannard, the Dutchman has had a disrupted season but expressed his hope last week that he would make the lineup, pointing out that as a climber he would not need to be on top form in the first week of the Tour. They will be joined by Paris-Nice victor Sergio Henao , Vasil Kiryienka , Christian Knees , Michal Kwiatkowski , Mikel Landa , Mikel Nieve and Luke Rowe. Read More »

Senate Republicans at long last unveil health care bill

After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ., planned to release the proposal Thursday . But some of the changes, particularly adding a slower phaseout of Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid , are created to appeal to senators from states that expanded the program and didn't want an immediate pullback. Read More »

BIFF attacks Cotabato village; holds hostages Featured

BIFF spokesman Abu Misry Mama said their group was behind the early morning attack on Wednesday that led to fierce gun battles between the rebel group and security forces. Authorities said the BIFF first attacked a military detachment manned by few Army personnel and members of the village patrol in Malagakit. Pigcawayan is around 200 kilometers from Marawi City, the battleground of government forces and terrorists for a month. Read More »