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Sears closing store in Acadiana Mall

Sears closing store in Acadiana Mall MENTOR, Ohio- Sears is closing two of its stores in Northeast Ohio. Shareholders agreed on Kmart Holding Corp.'s $12.3 billion acquisition of Sears , Roebuck and Co., helping the two struggling rivals to combine into the nation's third-largest retailer. [Full Article...]

Jury acquits former U.S. cop in fatal shooting of black man

The encounter started as a traffic stop and turned into a foot chase. Prosecutors had argued before a jury that the first shot was reasonable, but the second shot was not, because Heaggan-Brown had no reason to fear for his life once Smith was on the ground, unarmed. [Full Article...]

Senate Passes Russia Sanctions Amendment

Senate Passes Russia Sanctions Amendment The bill would allow the president to impose sanctions on anyone who commits internationally recognized human rights abuses, such as extrajudicial killings or torture, against individuals trying to expose illegal activity by Iran or to promote human rights in the country. [Full Article...]

Juneteenth Celebrated for 19th Year in Fayetteville

Juneteenth Celebrated for 19th Year in Fayetteville Joseph started two months ago, and had a booth at Juneteenth to recruit more mentors and mentees. Juneteenth celebrations started as a Texas tradition, but have since spread nationwide. It comes and puts it in your face about where we have been and the history of everything but it makes me feel good that we have made such great strides. [Full Article...]

Low turnout so far in French parliamentary vote

The election also spells trouble for the far-right National Front (FN), which is expected to win only one to six seats, when it had hoped to secure a "massive" presence in parliament. Overall, the first-round vote saw record low voter interest, with less than half of France's 47.5 million voters taking part overall. That's the biggest victory in at least 15 years, though the vote also saw the lo... [Full Article...]

Iran Launches Missiles Into Eastern Syria

Iran Launches Missiles Into Eastern Syria Social media was awash in shaky mobile phone footage from those areas, allegedly showing the missiles rise in an orange glow before heading toward their targets. On June 7, gunmen mounted nearly simultaneous assaults on Iran's Parliament and the Mausoleum of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini. [Full Article...]

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

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy Scalise and lobbyist Matt Mika remained in critical condition Friday. She said she thought her husband, James Hodgkinson , had gone to the Washington area to work on tax policy. Not mentioned: In 2002, according to police records, Hodgkinson became the foster father of a girl whom he allegedly abused. "He seemed like a loner ", said Mr William Euille, a former Alexandria mayor who... [Full Article...]

Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license The "X" is for not-specified. Having the third option on legal documentation can help reduce discrimination and raise awareness of "the spectrum of gender identity", said Diane Goodwin, spokeswoman for Basic Rights Oregon , an advocacy group that campaigned for the "X" option. [Full Article...]

Admin revokes blocked program to protect immigrant parents

On the fifth anniversary of one of former President Barack Obama's signature immigration orders, the Trump administration rescinded a major piece of the policy, ending the deferred deportation of undocumented parents of children who are American citizens or legal residents. [Full Article...]

Trump headed to Supreme Court as justices weigh travel ban

Trump headed to Supreme Court as justices weigh travel ban If imposed, the travel ban would automatically restrict people coming from six Muslim countries from entering the US for 90 days. The Trump administration took the action "in light of questions in litigation about the effective date of the enjoined provisions and in the interest of clarity", according to a memorandum obtained by ABC News , arguing that the "clarification forecloses responde... [Full Article...]

Vice President Pence Hires Outside Lawyer To Deal With Russia Inquiries

Vice President Pence Hires Outside Lawyer To Deal With Russia Inquiries As head of the Trump campaign's transition committee, he was involved in the hiring of Michael Flynn as national security adviser. Pence is expected to meet with government and business leaders. Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress last week he believes he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. Pence praised Trump's "decisive and strong leadership" whe... [Full Article...]

Shooting in Washington DC: House Majority Whip and aides hit by gunfire

He continued, "Authorities are continuing to investigate the crime and the assailant has now died from his injuries". Can't see the video below? Alexandria police report that a total of five victims were transported to hospitals. After the shots subsided, he and others at the scene attempted to tend to Scalise's wound, while Brooks took off his belt and used it as a tourniquet for a bleedin... [Full Article...]

Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public Some Democrats say that recusal should have also applied to the Comey firing - since President Trump has made clear he fired Comey in part because of the Russian Federation probe. Sessions stepped aside in March from the federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice past year with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Qatar tells Gulf residents they are free to stay

Qatar tells Gulf residents they are free to stay On Sunday, Kuwait's state-owned news agency, KUNA, publicized a statement attributed to the Kuwaiti foreign minister which said, "Kuwait affirms the readiness of the brothers in Qatar to understand the reality of their brothers and to heed the noble endeavors to enhance security and stability". [Full Article...]

Biden encourages Romney to consider Senate run in Utah

Biden encourages Romney to consider Senate run in Utah Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. "Mitt didn't have a chance to ask many questions because Joe pretty much took over the show", Dykema said. Orrin Hatch , 83, must decide whether he wants to seek an eighth term. [Full Article...]

US intelligence contractor pleads not guilty to leaking charge

US intelligence contractor pleads not guilty to leaking charge Department of Justice's press release detailing that she "admitted" to the crimes. The federal government has charged her with "removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet". During that time , he said, victor provided real-time translation to Americans conducting field missions. "She still continued to serve after she got out of the Air Force". [Full Article...]

Man investigated in death of child points to his wife

Man investigated in death of child points to his wife It was she who found the garage in Centreville and left the girl's body there, he said. The girl's remains were found early Tuesday morning inside a detached garage at a vacant house in Centreville. The woman's husband, Jason Quate, 34, is jailed in Las Vegas on charges of sex trafficking and living off the earnings of a prostitute. Las Vegas police said the tip about the child's body stem... [Full Article...]

They'll Always Have Paris: California, China Sign Climate Deals

The Washington Post-ABC News survey, taken from June 2-4, found only 28 percent of citizens support the decision. " China is making a substantial contribution, as are other places in the world, and we are stepping up the effort", Brown said . [Full Article...]

Girl's soccer team disqualified after tournament organizers say she looks like boy

Girl's soccer team disqualified after tournament organizers say she looks like boy Her father, Gerardo Hernandez said Mili was in shock. Organizers at a Nebraska soccer tournament recently disqualified Mili Hernandez and her team from participating in the tournament's final match. Springfield Soccer Club organizers declined comment to WOWT 6 News, instead directing requests to their attorney. Bianco said soccer clubs provide player names and genders for the rosters and ... [Full Article...]

Trump quitting climate treaty 'very regrettable' - Angela Merkel

Trump quitting climate treaty 'very regrettable' - Angela Merkel In Paris, where the agreement was reached after painstaking negotiations, President Emmanuel Macron encouraged an American brain drain, inviting US climate scientists to move to France instead. While his words may have sounded good on paper, the city's residents weren't impressed, taking to social media to let the POTUS (and the world) know that climate change is actually an issue that's rathe... [Full Article...]


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