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Author: 0 IS blows up iconic al-Nuri mosque of Mosul

The Islamic State's Amaq News Agency contended that the mosque was destroyed in a USA airstrike, which the US -led coalition denied. Col. Ryan Dillon, a U.S. "We did not conduct strikes in that area at that time ", Dillon said. The mosque and its Al Hadba Minaret, built in 1172, had been a symbol of the fight against ISIS in Mosul .

Author: 0 Former MPD officer found not guilty in shooting Sylville Smith

They made that decision". The officer's defense attorneys argued that he was in fact following police procedure at every step of the incident-particularly a policy that told officers to expect that a suspect with one weapon might have another.

Author: 0 China talks focusing on North Korean threat

AN Ohio coroner, abiding by family wishes, has performed an external examination instead of a full autopsy on the body of the US student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months and sent home in a coma , the agency said on Tuesday .

National In video, girl begs mother for quiet after Castile shooting
Author: 0 In video, girl begs mother for quiet after Castile shooting

TIM NELSON, BYLINE: The fatal encounter started on a suburban street just outside Minneapolis. Yanez, 29, testified that he believed he saw Castile, 32, going for his gun, and that he saw the gun itself. NELSON: He fired seven times. Could Castile have been reaching for an ID? Two bullets hit him in the heart, and he died minutes later. Rear-seat camera video released by authorities shows Diamond Reynolds with her daughter in the back of the police squad vehicle.

Author: 0 McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea

Since the change in policy this morning, the site notes that it will not accept American travelers on its North Korea trips. President Donald Trump said Mr Warmbier's death promoted his administration " to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency ".

Author: 0 Republican wins South Carolina House seat vacated by Mulvaney

The seat was vacated in February when Mick Mulvaney left to become Trump's director of the Office of Budget and Management. Tuesday's special election has garnered far less national attention than the race on Tuesday in Georgia's 6th District, which is seen as an early test for the Trump administration.

National Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown's death
Author: 0 Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown's death

Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Deals between public entities like the city of Ferguson are typically made public under Missouri law, but Webber insisted that the settlement amount remain a secret "due to the adverse impact to Plaintiffs should it be disclosed".

National 6 killed in 25-vehicle pileup at New Mexico-Arizona line
Author: 0 6 killed in 25-vehicle pileup at New Mexico-Arizona line

Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats. Among those killed were a 9-month-old baby, 29-year-old woman and 30-year-old man, all from Phoenix. I-10 eastbound was closed near Willcox while I-10 westbound was closed at Lordsburg , New Mexico. There's no immediate word Monday evening on how many vehicles were involved in the crash and if there were any injuries.

National Allegiant Air to begin service at Norfolk International Airport
Author: 0 Allegiant Air to begin service at Norfolk International Airport

Allegiant will now serve 19 routes to/from Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). Visit Allegiant's website for more information on the additions. Almost a decade ago, Allegiant began operations at the Fort Lauderdale airport with 12 routes in November 2007. The fares are one way and not available on all flights.

National Will Grier Cleared To Play In West Virginia's Opener
Author: 0 Will Grier Cleared To Play In West Virginia's Opener

Grier led Florida to a 6-0 start in 2015, throwing for 1,204 yards and 10 touchdowns. Grier technically had six games remaining on the suspension that ended his 2015 season with Florida early after he tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

National Time capsule found in Florida Confederate statue
Author: 0 Time capsule found in Florida Confederate statue

City officials are working with historians on an inscription for the statue that will put the monument "in proper historical perspective", Lafser said. Other cities in Florida, as well as the nation, have been faced with questions about what to do with Confederate statues in public places. A similar outcry occurred in New Orleans and led to the removal of the city's Confederate statues.

Author: 0 Texas sailor among the dead in destroyer-container ship collision

Saturday, not 2:30 a.m., as the 7th Fleet reported . The United States and Japan have since launched investigations into what might have caused the crash. Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25 of California; Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26 of Texas; Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T.

National Southwest celebrates first day of summer with heat wave
Author: 0 Southwest celebrates first day of summer with heat wave

With temperatures soaring to a high of 120 degrees Fahrenheit, American Airlines said it was forced to ground dozens of planes at of Sky Harbor International Airport. The main burn center in Phoenix warned people to be careful around auto interiors and pavement and with their pets. Temperatures in parts of Arizona, Nevada, and California are expected to top 115 degrees this week.

Author: 0 Supreme Court takes up major gerrymandering case

The state appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court , arguing that recent Wisconsin election results favoring Republicans were "a reflection of Wisconsin's natural political geography" with Democrats concentrated in urban areas like Milwaukee and Madison.

National Charlottesville City Council Votes to Support Paris Climate Agreement
Author: 0 Charlottesville City Council Votes to Support Paris Climate Agreement

The City of Las Cruces officially joined the Climate Mayors Network, that parallels the spirit and goals of the Paris Climate Agreement without any financial expenditure. Non-fossil fuel energy costs have fallen to the point that renewable energy is reaching price parity with non-renewable sources and green building and renewable energy industries employ thousands of Pennsylvanians, according to the resolution .

National Philando Castile Shooting Dashcam Video, Case File Released
Author: 0 Philando Castile Shooting Dashcam Video, Case File Released

Yanez was wearing a wireless microphone, and it captured the exchange between him and Castile that ends in seven gun shots in a matter of seconds. Yanez , who is Latino, was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges Friday. To the editor: A police officer was acquitted of all charges, including reckless discharge of a firearm, even though he fired into a auto in which a woman and her 4-year-old child were also riding.

National Two US attorney generals sue over foreign payments to Trump hotels
Author: 0 Two US attorney generals sue over foreign payments to Trump hotels

Therefore, the lawsuit seeks the directive to stop Trump from defying the Constitution but the final decision on what should be done lies with the court. -based group, and Cork Wine Bar had previously filed lawsuits against the president. A nonprofit restaurant group, a NY hotel and restaurant owner, and a woman who books events at hotels in Washington have since joined the suit as plaintiffs.

National Gerrymandering Case Echoes in Inkblot-Like Districts Across the US
Author: 0 Gerrymandering Case Echoes in Inkblot-Like Districts Across the US

At the heart of the upcoming Supreme Court case is Wisconsin's Act 43, the state law that redrew the electoral district map in 2011. The process is supposed to ensure that voters in each state are properly represented in Congress. Finally, there is no question that greatly altering district boundaries makes elections more competitive, and since Republicans have been the primary benefactors of the current wave of partisan gerrymanders , clearly Democrats will disproportionally benefit from ...

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