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Trump Denies Political Motivation Behind Donation to Florida Attorney General

Because that was my job. Russian President Vladimir "Putin and the team around him certainly believe that there is some benefit to them for doing this", Clinton said . But in June, she decided there wasn't enough evidence to proceed . "There was no basis for any investigation into Trump University because at the time of the original media inquiries in 2013, this Office had received only one consumer complaint", spokesman Whitney Ray said in an emailed statement. Read More »

Wetterlings Release Media Statement Following News on Jacob

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Joseph home, about 80 miles northwest of Minneapolis . Though authorities pursued numerous leads trying to track down Jacob or his kidnapper, it wasn't until last year that a suspect was named: 53-year-old Danny Heinrich, who was tied to another case of a Sterns County boy's kidnapping and sexual assault. Read More »

The next 100 years

One hundred years after Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act of 1916, the park service's mission to preserve our nation's historic sites and landmarks continues to thrive. The closest national parks to Houston are the Guadalupe Mountains in West Texas (about a nine-hour drive) and Big Bend along the Rio Grande (eight and a half hours away). Read More »

Gary Johnson Campaign Targets Seven States with Big Radio Ad Campaign

Johnson is pulling out all the stops - taking out ads and making as many media appearance as he can - to gain attention in order to vault himself into the debate. Another poll suggests that two-thirds of Americans want Johnson to be in the debate. That would move the race to the House of Representatives, where Johnson could be the compromise victor. Read More »

FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks

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In Illinois , elections officials said the cyberattack began June 23. According to an alert obtained by Yahoo! The Illinois Board of Elections attributed the incident to "foreign hackers", but attribution of cyberattacks is often hard. Read More »

Foreign hackers stole up to 200000 voters' information, Federal Bureau of Investigation says

That incident, widely attributed to Russian hackers, has sparked concern among lawmakers about the integrity of elections systems. The breaches included the theft of data from as many as 200,000 voter records in IL, officials say. "In furtherance of public-private partnerships, the FBI routinely advises private industry of various cyber threat indicators observed during the course of our investigations", she said in an e-mail. Read More »

Chief Killed, Firefighters Injured by Bus on LA Interstate

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A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring about 40, Louisiana State Police said. St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom said in a statement that Chauvin was "one of the bravest and most dedicated firefighters that I know". Read More »

Student killed in fight on Cornell campus

Investigators said several fights took place after a student-organized event at Willard Straight Hall on the Cornell campus which was attended by several hundred people. The Ithaca Voice reported that sophomore Anthony Nazaire , 19, was the student who passed away. An investigation is ongoing. According to police, witnesses are now being interviewed as authorities work to create a suspect profile. Read More »

Setback for USA transgender campaigners as judge blocks Obama policy

Judge O'Connor also took issue with the directive's statement that gender identity should be treated as a student's sex when looking to apply Title IX. "The court's misguided decision targets a small, vulnerable group of young people - transgender elementary and high school students - for potential continued harassment, stigma and abuse", the groups, including the ACLU, said in a joint statement . Read More »

Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area

Though the Zika virus has primarily been a concern for pregnant women - Zika is known to cause birth defects - a new study suggests that the virus may attack adult brain cells as well. One of the two species of mosqutioes that carries the virus is found in the state, but local transmission is highly unlikely. That is because the mosquitoes that carry it, the Aedes aegypti , are slow, and do not fly very far or live very long. Read More »

Crews making progress on Washington wildfires

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In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 photo, a fast-moving wildfire approaches homes on the north side of Beacon Hill in Spokane, Wash . (Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review, via AP). That blaze, which started in the county's rugged coastal hills on August 13, has destroyed 36 homes and continued to threaten almost 1,900 more, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). Read More »

Free entry to Yellowstone for centennial

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President Woodrow Wilson signed the NPS Organic Act on August 25, 1916 establishing the National Park Service as an agency under the U.S. Department of the Interior. As Nathanael Johnson recently noted at Grist , "the park system mostly caters to the people who can afford a major road trip, and they are overwhelmingly white". Read More »

In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states

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Almost 1,600 people in 13 small communities were under mandatory evacuations orders and evacuations were recommended for a half-dozen others, said fire spokesman Naaman Horn. For now, scientists hope that setting controlled fires in the lab will help them better understand how to manage them in the forest. Firefighters appeared to be gaining the upper hand against blazes wildfires burning in Washington state . Read More »

In latest hedge, Trump says immigration laws can be softened

Asked on Fox News if he was flip-flopping on his immigration ideas, Trump insisted that he still intends to be "strong" while emphasizing the importance of fairness. Adding more fuel to the fire, an immigration policy speech was postponed less than a week after the Trump campaign got new management. "I don't agree with that, I'm not talking about detention centers", Trump said . Read More »

Governor McAuliffe to make restoration of rights announcement Monday

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Almost 13,000 former felons in Virginia had their right to vote restored Monday-and more could be re-enfranchised in time for the November election. Terry R. "But, there is also no doubt that he has restored the rights of some odious criminals". GOP House Speaker William Howell, who sued McAuliffe over the order, said lawmakers will carefully review the process McAuliffe laid out Monday to ensure it meets the requirements set by the court. Read More »

Trump says he'll win 95% of black voters by 2020

Without the addition of those people-generally considered "not in the labor force"-the unemployment rate of African Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 would be 9.8 percent". "They can't count on my vote". Pence chalked the assertion up to Trump's unfailing ability to be "optimistic". "Look, he has a heart for every American". Read More »

Univision swoops for Gawker digital media assets for $135MN

The blog's parent, Gawker Media , was sold following a $140 million judgment against it in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit filed by former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan over a sex tape. Founded 14 years ago, Gawker is known for its no-holds-bar approach to reporting, including breaking gossip stories on high-powered celebrities and business leaders. Read More »

US declares health emergency in Puerto Rico due to Zika

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico as a result of a Zika epidemic. The public health emergency declaration means Puerto Rico's government can now apply for funding to hire and train unemployed workers to assist in vector control and outreach efforts, and request the temporary reassignment of local public health or agency personnel to assist in Zika response. Read More »

Runners help each other after fall, lifting Olympic spirit

Both runners have been added to the field for Friday's final - any lingering injury problems permitting - after their team officials submitted successful protests. "Then suddenly there was this hand on my shoulder and she said: 'Get up, get up, we have to finish this.' I was like: 'Yup, you're right". "We have to finish this race". Read More »

FBI Turns Over Secret Clinton Email Documents To GOP Lawmakers

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But the controversy continued to swirl as the FBI investigated whether there was criminal behavior in the use of the server by Clinton and her then-aides at the State Department. "The American people will now see more of the e-mails Hillary Clinton tried to hide from them", Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. Read More »

Local Red Cross volunteers land in Lousisiana

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The Red Cross is helping at least 4,700 people in emergency centers across Louisiana , the agency said in a press release Sunday. The Baton Rouge area foundation has a relief fund that assists nonprofits responding to flooding across the state. Read More »

Kevin Hart marries longtime fiancée Eniko Parrish

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Parrish is wearing a lovely white gown in the photo, with a sheer lingerie-style bodice, while Hart and his son are suited and booted in black tuxedos. "I said YES! To the most wonderful man in the world", Parrish wrote on Instagram. This is Eniko's first marriage, and Kevin's second. "So if you wanted a piece, you better take that want and put it in your pocket, because you ain't gonna get it, because it's happening". Read More »

Florida Zika cases rise to 25 as back-to-school day nears

More than 1,000 pregnant women in Puerto Rico have been infected with the mosquito-borne virus, which can cause microcephaly , a condition marked by abnormally small head size and developmental problems in babies. The main concern with Zika is its link to birth defects. Some travelers to areas with zika will become infected while traveling but will not become sick until they return home and they might not have any symptoms. Read More »

Muslim woman sues Chicago over arrest, stripping off of head garment

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Al-Matar alleges in the suit that six Chicago police officers grabbed her and threw her down as she was walking up the stairs on her way home to break fast at sunset. She was later acquitted on all charges earlier this year. An attorney for Al Matar claims she was wrongly accused of being a "lone-wolf suicide bomber", but she was later found not guilty of resisting arrest and reckless conduct. Read More »

Ola, Uber to charge govt-set fares in Delhi from August 22

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Once the new rules are laid down, app-based cab companies will be bound to follow the same, he said. While the association alleged that Ola and Uber are operating without any licence, fleecing customers and the government is not doing anything about it, Ola has accused Uber of over-charging and not following court orders. Read More »

Child falls from coaster at Pennsylvania amusement park

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There is live aerial video from the scene streaming below. The dispatcher said the child was "awake and alert". The child's condition wasn't immediately available. The Idlewild website states the coaster carries "riders up and down along a wooded hillside" then turns around in a swooping curve before returning to the station. Read More »

Clinton allies uses Republican words against Trump

A prolific Republican fundraiser, Whitman told the Times she will make a "substantial" contribution to Clinton's campaign and urge her friends to do the same. She is the current CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and reportedly has a net worth of over $2 billion. Ms Whitman, who formerly served as chief executive of eBay, unsuccessfully ran for governor of California in 2010, spending $140m (£105m) of her own money on the campaign. Read More »

Strickland apologizes for saying Scalia's death was 'at a good time'

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Yet, all will be upended by a Donald Trump presidency, he warned. The margin of error in the poll is plus or minus 3.4 percentage points. That leaves 11 percent who say they haven't made up their minds yet or will support someone else. What all the polls consistently show is that after Sen. The Quinnipiac University Poll , directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and ... Read More »

Hillary Clinton's DNC Speech 2016

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In a statement last night, the Republican nominee's campaign called her remarks "an insulting collection of clichés and recycled rhetoric", saying the speech was " delivered from a fantasy universe, not the reality we live in today". After her daughter, Chelsea, introduced her, Clinton moved to unify not just her party, but every undecided voter. The second claim is that she can unite a divided country. Read More »

Van der Breggen wins road cycling gold for Netherlands

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It would have taken a downpour to dampen her spirits. Armitstead, 27, became a star in 2012 when she won Great Britain's first medal at the London Games with a silver in the women's road race. Among them was Vos, Trixi Worrack and former world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot. This is the result of years of hard work, riding and training. Abbott accomplished it nearly single-handedly, the world's top climber quickly catching them as the race tilted uphill. Read More »

Mets fall 4-3 to Martinez, Verlander and streaking Tigers

The Mets (56-53) have not produced consecutive wins since July 6-7. The Tigers enter play Friday three games behind the Indians for first place, not a bad place to be considering their slow start, the injuries they've sustained and a pitching staff that isn't exactly unbelievable. Read More »

Virginia's Ginny Thrasher wins 1st gold in Rio

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This is the third US gold medal in women's air rifle history, and the first since the 2000 games. According to The Guardian , Thrasher won the gold by not only besting the 2012 gold medal victor - China's Yi Siling , who finished third on Saturday - but she also took the top spot in the shooting competition by setting an Olympic record score of 208. Read More »

Texas Gov Badly Burned in Accident

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Abbott is recuperating from burns on both legs below the knees. Abbott appeared at a press conference on Friday concerning the Dallas Police shootings. Wheelchair-bound ever since a tree fell on him while he was jogging in 1984, Abbott's office said that he sustained "extensive second and third-degree burns " from scalding water. Read More »