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Cincinnati police officer shoots, kills robbery suspect


Cincinnati's police chief says an officer shot a robbery suspect while under "vicious" attack on Sunday morning. He said it appeared only one officer discharged a firearm. Porter died at the scene. Mayor John Cranley said: "We could have been in a situation where an officer was killed". The name of the suspect and the identities of the officers have not been released. Read More »

Hillary Clinton: I'll be a president for all Americans


Throughout the convention, both men and women praised Clinton for shattering the glass ceiling and paving the way for young women and girls around the country to see a woman potentially become president. "They don't tell you why", she said. "Some people just don't know what to make of me", she said with a frankness that is unusual in American politics. Read More »

Bad crash mars women's cycling race


In Abbott's case, it was simply a matter of exhausted legs. On Saturday, Italy's Vincenzo Nibali broke a collar bone when he crashed on the same descent while leading the men's race. team. This is the result of years of hard work, riding and training. Armitstead added she had support from her fellow riders within the peloton. Abbott, a two-time victor of the women's Tour of Italy, knew the final flat stretch favored her pursuers. Read More »

Donald Trump wants world to know he 'loves babies'


He continued: "I don't throw babies out, believe me". "Believe me. I love babies". Recounting the events of his Tuesday rally, Trump said that "at one of the events, a lovely baby was crying". Eh? "We're going to take that baby to training school because it's going to be the next great Pavarotti", Trump suggested, drawing laughter from his supporters. Read More »

Prosecutors Drop Remaining Charges Against Officers in Freddie Gray Case

Pugh was the co-chair of a panel of state lawmakers that put together police reform legislation, which passed this year. Changes need to begin at the hiring process, says Professor Chavis-Simmons. "Unlike other cases where prosecutors work closely with the police to investigate what actually occurred, what we realized very early on in this case was that, police investigating police - whether they're friends or colleagues - was problematic". Read More »

US Supreme Court blocks transgender bathroom choice for now


The case is the first time the fight over transgender bathroom rights has reached the Supreme Court, and the subject arrived in the heat of a US presidential election in which the makeup of the court is a central issue. "No irreparable harm will occur" said Joshua Block, an ACLU lawyer, if Grimm "is allowed to use the boys' restroom while this court considers whether to grant certiorari". Read More »

Obama to Host Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for State Visit

Obama was addressing a news conference after meeting Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the White House Tuesday. "But I think I've got the better argument", Obama said. The TPP faces a battle in Congress. Despite the lack of traction on Capitol Hill and regular beatings the topic gets on the campaign trail, Obama plans to reiterate his commitment to seeing the deal through Tuesday. Read More »

CDC: Mosquito eradication difficult in Miami neighborhood


Most Americans who've contracted zika were infected overseas but Florida's governor Rick Scott says the situation's changed. However, Zika infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly and other severe foetal birth defects. Read More »

Officers kill armed woman barricaded in apartment


Gaines", Johnson said Monday. Police could not immediately determine if he was shot by the woman or officers. "Our body camera program is just a few weeks old", said Elise Armacost, the department's director of public affairs. A "SHOTGUN-wielding" mum who was gunned down and killed by police while holding her five-year-old son filmed her last moments with her boy. Authorities said Korryn had actually barricaded herself in the apartment and repeatedly threatened Baltimore County Police ... Read More »

Human chain saves woman trapped in deadly Md. flood

Johns Lane, Route 70 and Route 29. But over the years, the river has also unleashed its power on the town, wreaking havoc as raging waters overflow the riverbank, causing devastating flash floods to sweep through the streets. Weather-related damage postponed a concert scheduled at Jiffy Lube Live, an amphitheater in the Bristow area of Prince William County, Virginia, the facility said on social media. Read More »

Africa's best Olympian dives in for the last time


Now, ahead of what she says will be her final race, Kalmoe is chastising the "flat out embarrassing" coverage of the Olympics from "major western media outlets", accusing media of sensationalizing the situation in Rio . If he does it, it would be a nice way to celebrate his 30th birthday on the day of the closing ceremony. Serena Williams also won Wimbledon last weekend to tie Steffi Graf for the most Grand Slam titles in the Open era with 22. Read More »

Texans star WR DeAndre Hopkins not at training camp

For each day Hopkins misses, he will be hit with a $40,000 fine. Hopkins improved his production each of the last two seasons with the Texans, and he finished 2015 with a remarkable 1,521 receiving yards, 111 receptions, and 11 touchdowns. Read More »

Michigan state workers charged in Flint water crisis


Patrick Cook: Charges allege that Cook, who is the current MDEQ official responsible for compliance with lead and copper monitoring, signed a permit in 2014 that was the last approval necessary for the use of the Flint Water Treatment Plant. Read More »

After turmoil, Sanders, Michelle Obama, Warren thrill convention

The Florida congresswoman was angrily heckled by her own home-state delegation Monday morning, and Democratic officials feared a similar scene in front of a far bigger TV audience. In North Carolina on Tuesday, he told a convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars that, "our politicians have totally failed you". Would I prefer to see an Elizabeth Warren selected by Secretary Clinton? Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, tried to shift blame for the email hack away from DNC officials ... Read More »

LA Times Poll: Donald Trump Edges Ahead of Hillary Clinton

The same poll showed Trump leading Clinton in Pennsylvania. The poll also offers some support for a prediction that Trump's backers have made - that he would appeal to disaffected voters who did not cast ballots in 2012. In recent weeks, Clinton has started to acknowledge that many voters simply do not trust her. Democrats are only marginally happier with Hillary Clinton as their party's candidate. Read More »

Clinton trouncing Trump in four swing states, new polls show


The polls came as Trump prepares to accept the GOP nomination during a national convention next week in Cleveland and Clinton readies to accept the Democratic nomination later in the month in Philadelphia. He finds the Quinnipiac polls encouraging. Clinton has smaller edges on looking out for the middle class and handling terrorism, while Trump holds small edges on taxes and the economy. Read More »

Bush worried he will be last GOP president


Gingrich. Former President George H.W. Bush and his son former President George W. Bush have no plans to endorse Trump, their spokespeople told ABC News in May. Bush junior, meanwhile, also had no plan to "participate in or comment on the presidential campaign", according to an earlier remark by his personal aide. Read More »

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for parts of north-central IN until 2am Monday


After a storm moved through early Sunday morning that prompted the weather service to issue a tornado warning, another storm with winds up to 60 miles per hour was expected to hit the area later Sunday. A severe thunderstorm watch is also in effect for the entire state until 8 p.m. Monday . "Wait at least 30 minutes until the storm passes to resume outdoor activities". Read More »

Southwest Airlines halts flights after technical outage

Customers were encouraged to check their flight status frequently. This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available. Systems were gradually coming back online, Landson said. Southwest is Tampa International Airport's largest domestic carrier and accounts for 35 percent of all air traffic. Read More »

Flynn voices abortion views at odds with Republican platform

But, he added , he had not changed his registration because "I vote for leadership". "Gen. Flynn's most recent statements on abortion make no sense", Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Gingrich predicted that Trump will announce his running mate on either Thursday or Friday "so they dominate the weekend news going into the convention", which starts in Cleveland on Monday. Read More »

Obamacare 2.0: Obama calls for revisiting the public option

Like the majority of Republicans, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has been adamant in his dislike for the Affordable Care Act , otherwise known as Obamacare . Republicans are continuing their assault on the health law. In fact, US health care spending is wildly uneven. And ObamaCare wouldn't be Medicare. A deductible is the amount of health costs a person must cover before insurance kicks in. Read More »

National federation: Adopt pitch counts for high school baseball


Driving the change is a concern for safety, partly because of the rise in ligament-replacement elbow surgeries (known as Tommy John) among adolescents. Instead, a varsity pitcher is limited to 120 pitches, a junior varsity pitcher to 110 and a middle school pitcher to 85. The ruling came down this week, but Cooper said this is something that has been the topic of discussion with the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association for years. Read More »

Tribunal: No basis for China's vast South China Sea claims


So the verdict by the UN-appointed global court of arbitration was greeted with much satisfaction by New Delhi . A US official who helps set the administration's Asia policies said that faced with the prospect of continuing Chinese assertiveness, it is important for countries in the region and for the United States to avoid provocative actions and leave the door open for Beijing to pursue peaceful solutions "and avoid making matters worse". Read More »

Biles locks up spot on US Olympic gymnastics team

If you're desperately in need of some not-terrible news, the Olympics just delivered an exciting diversity win. July 8, 2016; San Jose, CA, USA; Madison Kocian, from Dallas, TX, during the floor exercise in the women's gymnastics U.S. The 20-year-old adjusted her coaching staff between last month's national championships and the trials, a move Karolyi said caused "confusion" in Douglas' training. Read More »

Trump quips about winning in November -- and not serving as president

Trump reportedly threatened to defeat Flake , who had to remind the political newcomer he is not up for re-election until 2018, according to CNN . He was joined in the meeting by his daughter Ivanka Trump and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. Four years ago, President Barack Obama edged out GOP nominee Mitt Romney in Florida, largely on the strength of his support among Cuban-Americans - a group that has historically favored the GOP. Read More »

Cosby arrives at courthouse to appeal ruling

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 »