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Cosby arrives at courthouse to appeal ruling

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But the judge overseeing the May hearing rejected that position, citing a recent state appeals court ruling that victims do not have to testify in person at preliminary hearings. Cosby was ordered to stand trial at that hearing as Constand's statements to police from 2005 were presented as evidence. Cosby is essentially appealing that decision at Thursday's hearing, which he is required to attend. Read More »

Sanders, Leahy push back against Senate GMO labeling bill

Though Vermont's law is now effective, Vermont's attorney general has said enforcement will not kick in until early 2017, while private citizens won't be able to sue companies for improper labelling until July 2017. Backers of the bill also said it would close loopholes created by a Vermont GMO labeling law that would have allowed tens of thousands of processed food products, like frozen dinners or entrees that contain meat and GMO ingredients, to go unlabeled. Read More »

US Justice Department asks judge to halt implementation of HB2

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They added: "H.B. 2 is causing irreparable stigmatic, psychological, economic, social, and physical harm to transgender people". Despite the fact HB2 blatantly discriminates against LGBTQ people and violates the Constitution, our nation's civil rights laws, and the Violence Against Women Act - Donald Trump has repeatedly reiterated since then that state leaders should be able to pass such laws. Read More »

Alton Sterling Shot In the Back — CORONER'S REPORT

The video is filmed from inside a vehicle. "Get on the ground!" an officer can be heard screaming in the beginning of the clip. Sterling was killed after one of two officers involved shot him multiple times during a confrontation. Sharida Sterling, a cousin, said: "He would have never fought the police, he wouldn't have pulled a gun, he would have been too scared". Sterling was pronounced dead when an East Baton Rouge EMS ambulance arrived at 12: 45 a.m. Read More »

NC to host both Trump and Clinton rallies on Tuesday

Republican strategist Patrick Ruffini, whose Twitter bio contains the hashtag #NeverTrump, wondered why the tweet stayed up for that long. Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski defended the tweet in an interview on CNN , saying the star was meant to represent a sheriff's badge. Read More »

UN warns of war's 'catastrophic impact' on Iraqi children

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The JOC said the majority of the strikes were carried out by Iraqi aircraft and that US-led coalition warplanes joined the operation later. If the figures are confirmed, the strikes, which reportedly destroyed 40 vehicles, would be among the most deadly ever against the jihadist group. Read More »

Hillary Clinton raises $68 million in June

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The Verge said the Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment. Trump has since deleted the meme and in its place uploaded an adjustment that replaces the Star of David with a circle . Hillary Clinton begins July with United States dollars 44 million in cash to continue hammering Republican Donald Trump in the race for the White House. Read More »

Clinton campaign says it has $44M in bank for 2016 race

A Rasmussen Reports survey, via telephone and online, says putting Warren on the ballot would make 17 percent of likely American voters more inclined to vote for the ticket. "I told her that the state is winnable". Much of Clinton's focus will center on registering new voters in the Triangle — the cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill — and mobilizing black voters throughout the state. Read More »

Rajon Rondo goes to Chicago for 2 years, $30M

Rondo has reached an agreement with the Bulls on a two-year, $28 million free-agency deal, as first reported by ESPN's The Undefeated on Sunday. The source also says Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis is "a Rondo fan", tweeted by Marcus J. Read More »

Cleveland police to wear body cameras during GOP convention

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Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's previous appearances have often sparked protests, but political conventions themselves have also been the touchstone for demonstrations. "I doubt pointing out which Presidential candidates are going back on their statements will have much effect", he wrote. "There's a lot of sameness in conventions..." "There's such a huge range of things that can happen when you have that many people with so many different viewpoints together in a city", ... Read More »

McConnell: Trump needs to close cash deficit 'fast'

Oklahoma Rep. Steve Russell, a former Army lieutenant colonel who helped capture Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, "has no plans to be a speaker at the convention", said his office. Cain is horrified at the prospect of Hillary Clinton winning the election. This is a national campaign and they are using the former Super PACs of Republican Candidates such as the Courageous Conservative (a Ted Cruz booster), and the remainders of the campaigns for Florida Sen. Read More »

Trump Used Charity Money To Buy A Helmet Signed By Tim Tebow

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The fundraiser took place January 14, 2012 at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, according to the Palm Beach Daily News . Trump himself sent no money (In fact, a Komen spokesperson said, Trump has never given a personal gift of cash to the Komen organization). Read More »

Adnan Syed, Subject of Popular 'Serial' Podcast, Gets Murder Retrial

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Welch, who oversaw a five-day hearing in February about reopening the case, said Syed's original lawyer, Cristina Gutierrez , had failed to cross-examine prosecutors' expert about the reliability of cellphone tower location evidence. Syed's brother Yusuf, speaking to the Baltimore Sun , said the family was "feeling great". As a result of the podcast's success-millions of listeners tuned in, easily breaking previous podcast subscription records-and interviews with McClain, the case ... Read More »

Election, voters near 'revolt' prompt Illinois budget deal

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But while schools and cash-strapped colleges and social service providers can breathe a sigh of relief, the partial spending plan also means both parties will face high-stakes elections in November to influence budget discussions in January when a new legislative session begins and money starts to run out. Read More »

TORNADO WATCH for Binghamton area

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Tornado Warning - A Tornado Warning is issued when a tornado is imminent. Strong thunderstorms are moving through the region Friday afternoon, some with strong winds and hail, the National Weather Service said on Twitter . If the storms hold, they could reach Boston between 9 p.m. and midnight. The Weather Channel says to expect high winds and hail starting mid-afternoon before the line of storms clears up around 11 p.m. Read More »

AAA: July 4th Travel Highest Since 2002

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They say 36 million will be driving, while another 3 million will be flying. "We are well on our way for 2016 to be a record-breaking year for summertime travel", said Doney. AAA expects most US drivers will pay the lowest Independence Day gas prices since 2005. Gas prices, which averaged $2.39 a gallon in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area on Wednesday, are the lowest they have been in 11 years for the July 4 holiday. Read More »

Texas affirmative action plan survives Supreme Court review

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Instead of a retreat on affirmative action that Fisher and her conservative backers had sought, the court endorsed race-based admissions for diversity. At oral arguments in December Scalia drew controversy when he referred to an amicus brief filed in the case that suggests that affirmative action programs don't always benefit minorities. Read More »

TODAY'S WEATHER: Cloudy, Afternoon Showers and Thunderstorms, Highs In Lower 90s

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Lingering showers and thunder over the southeastern corner of Colorado will clear this morning. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: A cold front works through during the early morning hours Thursday , and then high pressure takes over. Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. We will see sunny skies during the timeframe and temperatures will be a little cool for this time of year. Read More »

House, Senate GOP seals agreement on $1.1B Zika measure

Lost in the shuffle of Wednesday night's dramatic sit-in by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives was passage of legislation setting aside $1.1 billion to prevent the Zika virus. House and Senate Republicans reached agreement late Wednesday to provide $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus, but Democrats objected to $750 billion in budget cuts that GOP lawmakers are proposing to offset the spending. Read More »

Clinton says abortion ruling victory for women

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Bush's two successful presidential efforts in OH and U.S. Sen. President Barack Obama and the woman who wants to succeed him are making their first campaign appearance together next week. Sanders hasn't conceded the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton, although he has said he would vote for her. The Trump campaign and the RNC are still laboring to set up staff in what Manafort said were 16 states in which the campaign aims to compete heavily. Read More »

Cache of weapons found inside van during tunnel traffic stop

Two men in their 50s and one woman in her 20s were arrested by Port Authority police in the Holland Tunnel on Tuesday after officers pulled over the modified Dodge Ram pick-up truck for a broken windshield, NBC New York reported. Cramsey's 20-year-old daughter died from a heroin overdose four months ago Tuesday and he has since attended town hall meetings around the Allentown area to voice his concerns over the drug epidemic, The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown, Pennsylvania , reported. Read More »

Mike Tyson To Appear At GOP Convention

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In a radio interview on Wednesday, Ivanka Trump confirmed the talks, saying "it's not gonna be a ho-hum lineup of the typical politicians". As of publication, neither the Trump campaign nor the GOP convention team have responded to our requests for comment. Read More »

6 killed in fiery highway wreck north of Los Angeles

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The two men were seriously injured with burns to their hands and were airlifted to a hospital, according to reports. He said his partner tried to get through a door, but "the flames came at him, he had to back out". Romero said that the impact when the semi-truck slammed into the back of the minivan possibly resulted in the deaths of some of the passengers before the fire erupted. Read More »

Prince estate case heads back to Minnesota courtroom

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Attorney Leita Walker, who is representing the media companies, said in court documents that closing the courtroom would violate the First Amendment and common law rights of access to court proceedings. Williams, who claimed his mother had unprotected sex with Prince at a Kansas City, Missouri, hotel in 1976, is serving eight years in federal prison for unlawfully transporting a firearm in a stolen vehicle. Read More »

Celebrate the Fourth with fireworks, not injuries

But for the rest of the year, fireworks will be legal from 9 p.m. through 11:59 p.m. only if the city or county allows it. A responsible adult should supervise all firework activities. The 26th Annual Oceanfest kicks off in Long Branch at Seven Presidents Park at 10 a.m. on July 4 and runs until 10 p.m., concluding with fireworks. Read More »

The Supreme Court Still Doesn't Want To Talk About Gun Control

The denials come at a poignant moment - just over a week after a gunman used a handgun and a semiautomatic assault-style rifle to kill 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., the worst mass shooting in modern USA history. The Supreme Court hasn't decided a major case since 2010 on how much lawmakers can limit the Second Amendment's right to own firearms - leaving states, localities and Congress free to act. Read More »

Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons bans in place

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The bans in CT and NY were enacted in response to the Sandy Hook massacre, where a shooter with a semi-automatic rifle killed 20 children and six teachers at an elementary school in 2012. Governor Malloy said, "During tragic times, we acted". In leaving in place these laws, the Supreme Court is giving state and local elected leaders substantial leeway in defining prohibited unsafe and unusual weapons. Read More »