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Author: 0 Officer never saw motorist's gun before shooting

The officer shot five times, seconds after Castile told him he was carrying a gun. Officer Jeronimo (yeh-RON'-ih-moh) Yanez is charged with manslaughter in the July 6 death of Philando Castile . "I know that people are not protected against the police", she said, according to Minneapolis-based reporter Jon Collins . He also alluded to testimony from defense witnesses who portrayed Yanez as a good and honest man.

Author: 0 Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation

President Donald Trump says he is being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey by the man who told him to do it. In light of Trump's concern about leaks, it's possible that Rosenstein's Thursday night statement was aiming to appease a president who has himself often criticized the news media for citing unnamed sources.

Author: 0 Cosby defense rests without calling the comedian to testify

More than 50 women have accused Cosby of drugging or sexually asaulting them, but their testimonies were not allowed to be heard in this case. The 79-year-old pioneering black comedian risks spending the rest of his life in prison if convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, which each carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail and a $25,000 fine, following one of America's biggest celebrity trials in years.

U.S. NM Dems sign onto Emoluments suit against Trump
Author: 0 NM Dems sign onto Emoluments suit against Trump

To redress that injury, Plaintiffs seek declaratory relief establishing that Defendant violates the Constitution when he accepts any monetary or nonmonetary benefit-any "present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever"-from a foreign state without first obtaining "the Consent of the Congress".

Author: 0 Two girls shot at elementary school playground in Chicago

Police spokesman Frank Giancamilli says the injuries aren't considered life threatening. According to reports, the children, ages 7 and 13, ran inside the school after hearing gunshots. Police were questioning "persons of interest" in connection with the shooting. Johnson didn't say whether police thought the suspects or targets had ties to gangs.

U.S. Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license
Author: 0 Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

The state will now allow people to choose a third gender on official documents like driving licenses and identification cards. According to Amber Ferguson of the Washington Post , the Commission's decision " became inevitable" after an or judge allowed 52-year-old Jamie Shupe to legally identify as non-binary in June of last year.

U.S. Trump denounces reports of widening Russia probe
Author: 0 Trump denounces reports of widening Russia probe

And it was Rosenstein who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters. Following the meeting, Lynch said the meeting was "primarily social", but many Republicans were concerned the meeting indicated the Justice Department was not completely independent in its review of ...

Author: 0 Father's Day not just for earthly fathers

I knew, at the earliest age possible, I needed to introduce my girls to their heavenly father. Some fathers work far away, some work very long hours, and some work at home, but they are all trying to give their families the best! I did most of the talking, but his last words spoken to me were, "I love you, too".

Author: 0 Yanez acquitted of all charges in Castile shooting

He also was acquitted of two counts of intentional discharge of firearm that endangers safety. As reported by Newser , Jeronimo was a Minnesota police officer who shot Philando five to seven times after stopping Castile and his girlfriend in a traffic stop that led to murder.

Author: 0 Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotional moment

Under the bright glare of the national spotlight, the congressional baseball game was transformed on Thursday a day after the shooting of majority whip Steve Scalise and three others at a practice session for the Republican team . He was airlifted to MedStar Washington Hospital Center Wednesday and is in critical condition recovering from surgery. The shooting has raised questions about lawmakers' security, renewed the nation's contentious debate over guns, and drawn new attention ...

U.S. ACLU: Michelle Carter Conviction Violates First Amendment
Author: 0 ACLU: Michelle Carter Conviction Violates First Amendment

While no one knew how a judge would rule prior to today, there was no doubt that Carter instructed Roy to commit suicide , and the proceedings included blown-up projections of her texts on courtroom screens. "There is no law in MA making it a crime to encourage someone, or even to persuade someone, to commit suicide ", said Matthew Segal , legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of MA.

Author: 0 Officer who shot Philando Castile found not guilty

The trial involves the well-known Philando Castile shooting, that took on July 6, 2016. The families of Castile and Yanez were escorted out of separate courtroom exits. He would not identify the two early holdouts, but said they were not the jury's only two black members. Prosecutors argue he overreacted to a man who wasn't a threat.

U.S. Jurors end 3rd day of deliberations without verdict
Author: 0 Jurors end 3rd day of deliberations without verdict

Paul, Minn. He then sent them back to keep working. Leary refused a jury request to view a post-shooting video interview with Yanez by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, excerpts of which were read in court. "Stay with me", Reynolds told a bleeding, gasping Castile. It said that Yanez would receive a "voluntary separation agreement". "It's just been a long wait", said Tracy Castile.

Author: 0 Cosby jury wants definition of reasonable doubt

The judge also appeared angered by what he called a public misperception that there was a time limit on deliberations, which he suggested was fuelled by statements from Cosby's spokesman, Andrew Wyatt , on Thursday night urging O'Neill to end the trial.

Author: 0 California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday

But Alberre said he has no idea which customer bought the ticket with all six numbers in Saturday night's drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery. The victor can choose to receive the whole jackpot in annuity payments over the course of 29 years, or claim a smaller lump sum up front, according to CNN .

U.S. NC unemployment rate falls to 4.5 percent, best since 2001
Author: 0 NC unemployment rate falls to 4.5 percent, best since 2001

Iowa's unemployment rate compared to a rate of 3.8 percent a year ago. Sacramento County's preliminary, non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in May, with 29,300 unemployed, according to EDD. "More people are coming off the sidelines and saying it's a good time to go look for a job, and for the most part they're finding jobs, and the unemployment rate is holding steady", Bauer said.

U.S. Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows
Author: 0 Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows

Rickie Fowler was playing so cleanly at Erin Hills that the record appeared to be in jeopardy. "Having a win this year at Honda, being in contention at majors in the past, and having The PLAYERS win has definitely done a lot for me", Fowler said .

Author: 0 Trump acknowledges he is under investigation in Russian Federation inquiry

He said: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" He followed that post up by calling the Russian Federation probe "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Those officials are Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence; Michael Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency; and Richard Ledgett, the former NSA deputy director, according to ...

Author: 0 Trump goes to Twitter to undermine own case in travel ban case

That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain unsafe countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people! A well-connected conservative lawyer raised eyebrows in Washington Monday morning, as George Conway III - husband of top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway , and until recently under consideration for a top job in President Donald Trump's Justice Department - publicly criticized the president.

U.S. Officer Jeronimo Yanez Found Not Guilty in Death of Philando Castile
Author: 0 Officer Jeronimo Yanez Found Not Guilty in Death of Philando Castile

Paul last July. He was seat belted and doing as he was told, when he was shot by Officer Yanez who fired seven shots into the vehicle where my. daughter and I also Saturday. With that in mind, Stinson said "the most likely result " in the Yanez trial would be a mistrial. The shooting triggered a mass reaction on social media after the woman streamed the aftermath on Facebook Live.

U.S. Jury begins deliberations in Bill Cosby sex assault trial
Author: 0 Jury begins deliberations in Bill Cosby sex assault trial

O'Neill, the presiding Montgomery County judge. The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial instructed jurors to break for the evening on Monday, after four hours of deliberations. Prosecutors have suggested he drugged her with something stronger - perhaps quaaludes. Cosby's spokesman said last week that Cosby might take the stand, but his lawyers were mum.

Author: 0 Trump tightens Cuba policy around Obama deal

Also not expected are any changes to USA regulations governing what items Americans can bring back from Cuba , including the rum and cigars produced by state-run enterprises. Diplomatic relations will remain intact and the USA embassy in Havana will remain open. Sen. Marco Rubio praised his onetime rival for the Republican Presidential nomination.

U.S. Congressional Baseball Game played day after shooting at practice
Author: 0 Congressional Baseball Game played day after shooting at practice

The FBI said it is also examining a number of social media postings purportedly made by Hodgkinson that severely criticized Trump. Trump ended his remarks on Scalise by noting his shooting may have the silver lining of ending divides in American politics: "And Steve in his own way", Trump said, "may have brought some unity to our long divided country".

Author: 0 Trump says he'll hold Cuban government 'accountable'

The Cuban government had no immediate comment, but ordinary Cubans said they were crestfallen to be returning to an era of frostier relations with the United States with the potential economic fallout for them. "I just think it's awesome that we are able to go do that", said Giordano. The trade embargo remains in place under Trump. Despite the changes, the USA will maintain diplomatic relations with the Cuban government.

Author: 0 Columnist Kirsten Powers: 'How was Sen. Harris hysterical?'

Instead, he described his refusal as a long-standing "policy" of the Department of Justice. "In your capacity as the chairman of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, what Russia-related security issues did you hold hearings on or otherwise demonstrate a keen interest in?" Would he sign a letter giving Special Counsel Robert Mueller full independence from the Justice Department during his own Russian Federation probe, she asked.

U.S. US college student released by North Korea home, but in coma
Author: 0 US college student released by North Korea home, but in coma

Otto Warmbier , an American student who was detained in North Korea in January 2016 and lapsed into coma in March soon after his trial, was released by the Pyongyang regime on humanitarian nrounds. Tillerson indicated on Tuesday that Washington is looking for new ways to increase pressure on Pyongyang, telling senators that the White House is considering whether to impose "secondary sanctions " on third countries that do business with North Korea .

Author: 0 Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller: White House

I think he's weighing that option. "I spoke to three sources that are about as high as it gets in the White House over the past 12 hours, and every one of them said the same thing: 'Ruddy does not speak for the president and the president never said that, '" Scarborough said.

U.S. Alleged shooter volunteered on Bernie Sanders campaign, Senator 'sickened' by shooting
Author: 0 Alleged shooter volunteered on Bernie Sanders campaign, Senator 'sickened' by shooting

Police say it is too early to determine a motive in the shooting. Rep. Mo Brooks, who was at the practice and helped treat Scalisi and others, said the shooter was a heavy-set white man who was firing from behind third base. "To actually know somebody that would do something as bad as this is a shock", Clark said. " Nothing I can really put my finger on, but he was just not a pleasant person".

U.S. Pence offers prayers for Scalise, praise for police officers
Author: 0 Pence offers prayers for Scalise, praise for police officers

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told MSNBC and other outlets that agents Griner and Bailey helped stop what could have been a "massacre". "There will be those who talk about what's wrong with America, but in this case, Officers Griner and Bailey, we saw what's right with America", Williams said .

Author: 0 Special counsel Mueller investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

Moreover, the Senate intelligence committee has already grilled several high-ranking officials - including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Attorney General Jeff Sessions - about whether Trump sought to interfere with the Russian Federation investigation and the criminal probe into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn .