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DID YOU KNOW?The highest temperature ever recorded in Phoenix , AZ was 50 C, on June 26, 1990. The morning flight was delayed more than an hour, but heat may not have played a role as a disabled aircraft was slowing operations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
  • Trump checks out agriculture tech in Iowa

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    Trump said he has signed 39 pieces of legislation in the first five months of his administration, and signed executive orders to roll back countless regulations. The protesters were booed as they were ushered out of the arena. "We won last night", he told the crowd in Cedar Rapids. "I think health care is going to happen, and infrastructure is going to happen, and I look forward to being able to produce it", he said .
  • Democrats Ask 'What's Next?' After Republican Congressional Victories

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    Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel defeated her Democrat opponent, one-time national security aide Jon Ossoff . Let's also not forget that there was another special election in South Carolina's 5th yesterday - a district that's even more Republican than Georgia's 6th - and in that race Republican Ralph Norman prevailed over Democrat Archie Parnell by just three points , 51% to 48%.
  • Current, former US officials detail Russian cyberattacks

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    Mr Johnson served as Secretary of Homeland Security from December 2013 until Donald Trump was inaugurated as president in January. "In 2016, the Russian government, at the direction of Vladimir Putin himself, orchestrated cyberattacks on our nation for the objective of influencing our election".
  • Russia cruise past New Zealand in Confederations Cup

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    Russia , who are ranked 63rd as per the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, come into the game against the All Whites following a series of impressive warm-up games against Hungary, which they won 3-0, and Chile , where they were successful in holding their vastly superior Confed Cup participants to a 1-1 draw .
  • Warmbier Death Pushes Potential Trump-Kim Meeting 'Further Away'

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    Warmbier died in OH yesterday [Macau time], days after being released by North Korea . "I think it's going to be slowed down. I think the State Department should consider putting a restriction on". China has a powerful tool at its disposal: its trade ties with Pyongyang. Now the tour company that arranged his trip, Young Pioneer Tours, says they will no longer take Americans to the hermit kingdom.
  • French gov't resigns, is reappointed

    French gov't resigns, is reappointed

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    With the majority, the President will be able to have a relatively smooth presidency without much interference when changing French laws. Indeed, Hollande - who became the least popular president since records began - decided past year not to even seek re-election, the first incumbent not to try for a second term in the Fifth Republic.
  • Trump calls Warmbier's treatment a 'total disgrace,' suggesting Obama is to blame

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    It was unclear whether his remark represented a significant shift in his thinking in the USA struggle to stop North Korea's nuclear program and its test launching of missiles or a change in US policy toward China. The tweet puzzled even Trump's own aides. If a passport ban were placed on North Korea, an American who violated it could face a fine and up to 10 years in prison for a first offense.
  • President Trump Signs Executive Order on Apprenticeships to Close Skills Gap

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    He said he wants every high school in the U.S.to offer apprenticeship opportunities and hands-on learning. Apprenticeships would give students a way to learn skills without the crippling debt of four-year colleges, and expand those opportunities to women, minorities and other populations underrepresented among the nation's roughly 505,000 apprentices.
  • Confederations Cup: Mexico v New Zealand

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    In total, he's scored in eight different major worldwide competitions, though nine of his 13 big-tournament goals have come in the Euros and only three in World Cups. It goes without saying that all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo in Moscow . Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says you must presume Ronaldo is innocent following tax evasion reports.
  • US, China agree to restrain business with North Korea

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    Warmbier travelled with a tour group to North Korea on his way to a study overseas program in Hong Kong, but was not allowed to leave the country. Citing two USA officials, CNN reported Tuesday that United States spy satellites have detected new activity at North Korea's nuclear test site on its northeastern region for the first time in several weeks.
  • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Steps Down

    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Steps Down

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    That tone was set by Mr. Kalanick, who has aggressively turned the company into the world's dominant ride-hailing service and upended the transportation industry around the globe. An incendiary blog post by a former female engineer, and the results of the independent investigation it sparked, show a workplace where whole classes of employees felt the leadership was deaf to their concerns.
  • Trump will clamp down on Cuban travel, trade

    Trump will clamp down on Cuban travel, trade

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    It's a shame that President Trump listened to two hardline members of Congress instead of the majority of his Republican base, the majority of the American people and nearly every single Cuban on the island. Even family visits in Cuba from USA relatives could be in jeopardy. He's expected to unveil his policy in a speech Friday in Miami. Serafin Gomez is a White House Producer for FOX News Channel, who also covered the 2016 election as a Special Events & Politics producer and former ...
  • Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

    Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

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    The shooting on July 6 previous year, in the Minneapolis suburb of Falcon Heights, gained widespread attention because Mr Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , live-streamed its gruesome aftermath on Facebook . Understandably, not many people bought that explanation and are outraged that Yanez was acquitted by a jury. The aftermath of the shooting was live-streamed on Facebook by the late Minnesota motorist's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds .
  • Seoul asks North Korea to free detainees

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    Delury, of Yonsei University, said that Beijing could apply more pressure by suspending tour groups from North Korea until USA prisoners are released. The drone flew for around 5 1/2 hours, taking 551 photos, including those of the site for the US missile interceptor system, called THAAD, in Seongju, some 270 kilometers southeast of Seoul.
  • US Says Iranian-Made Drone Shot Down in Syria

    US Says Iranian-Made Drone Shot Down in Syria

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    After the U.S. shot down a Syrian regime plane accused of bombing SDF near Tabqa on Sunday, the SDF threatened to retaliate against Syrian regime forces if attacks on them continue and Russian Federation has announced it will track and target any airborne vehicles that pass west of the Euphrates.
  • Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices

    Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices

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    Fleury was then welcomed on stage wearing his new sweater and waving to a crowd that, apparently to his surprise, responded with the warmest ovation of the evening. "It's not just a player per team", Foley said. "I'm so proud to be in Edmonton", McDavid said. We're happy that we've got a lot of defencemen, we've got really good goaltending, we've got a lot of centres and we've got scoring on the wings.
  • After Trump tweet, China says it works non-stop on N Korea

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    But tensions remain-particularly over China's building of artificial islands in disputed South China Sea waters, and Washington's strong desire to get Beijing to rein in Kim Jong-Un's isolated North Korean regime . The route to inflicting significant economic pain on Kim's government remains through China. Ohio's Republican U.S. senator said Wednesday he had a secret meeting with North Korean officials in NY last December to press for Warmbier's release.
  • Man sets fire to memorial of slain Virginia teen Nabra Hassanen

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    The young graphic artist says Hassanen's slaying hit close to home. Torres has a girlfriend and a 4-year-old son and works in construction, according to the Washington Post . Although the horrific details of Hassanen's death have led authorities to determine that there was no evidence of a hate crime, the freshly discovered vandalism of Hassanen's memorial site only makes this awful story even worse.
  • 'Ireland's interests are the Eu's interests' in Brexit talks, says Simon Coveney

    'Ireland's interests are the Eu's interests' in Brexit talks, says Simon Coveney

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    The British and EU Brexit negotiators agreed how to organise talks on Britain's divorce at a first meeting in Brussels on Monday, where both sides stressed goodwill but also the huge complexity and tight deadline . As recently as last week the government had insisted that trade talks could take place at the same time as discussion of citizens' rights, the Northern Irish border, and financial settlements.
  • Democrats lose an iconic battle in Georgia

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    Ryan told NPR on Wednesday that the ads that Republican groups ran harnessing Pelosi's unpopularity with their GOP base voters were clearly effective. House Democratic leaders are taking some comfort in coming in a close second for a seat that's always been firmly in GOP hands. To note the significance, Handel also shared a story from the campaign trail of meeting a young girl who the Congresswoman-elect said had been following the race.
  • Senate GOP steers toward showdown vote on health bill

    Senate GOP steers toward showdown vote on health bill

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    Criticism after criticism that Republicans have lobbed at Democrats over the years about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed apply to a far greater extent to the health-care bill the GOP leadersip has been drafting covertly. Senator Bernie Sanders said he will do "everything humanly and legally possible" to ensure the American Health Care Act ( AHCA ) "never sees the light of day".
  • Cher: GOP Runs Against Pelosi in Every Race

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    Anchor Chris Cuomo told Coons, "You have to figure out why all the negativity toward the president isn't enough for people to switch, if they are Republicans , to Democrat". The Republican victory - the fourth special election won by the party this year - has generated renewed momentum for the party's long-awaited plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, with Senate Republicans due to unveil their own proposal for the American Health Care Act on Thursday.
  • Heat wave hits Southwest on 1st day of summer

    Heat wave hits Southwest on 1st day of summer

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    Temperatures could reach 115 degrees in some areas. At Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, more than 40 regional departures were canceled Tuesday. She added that temperatures were expected to stay in the 110-115 range until next week. Flights scheduled for the same time on Wednesday and Thursday will also be rescheduled, the company said.
  • EU, UK agree for Brexit negotiations: Michel Barnier

    EU, UK agree for Brexit negotiations: Michel Barnier

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    This is a stark retreat from Davis' core demands before the talks , where he had called for parallel talks on both aspects of the process. "The EU 27 position is clear in terms of what conditions we'd like to see for our citizens there and what we can offer for United Kingdom citizens here", the diplomat said.
  • S.Korean President condoles death of USA student released by Pyongyang

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    Why? To make a political point, to show the US that this is what you get if you mess with North Korea . She says Warmbier's death "touches the American heart like no other". While visiting the hermit state in 2016, Warmbier was jailed for trying to steal a propaganda poster. When he arrived, he was in a coma, which North Korea said was due to him contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill.
  • Republican wins Georgia House seat, fends off upstart Democrat

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    Murphy also said "the fact that we have spent so much time talking about Russian Federation has been a distraction from what should be the clear contrast between Democrats and the Trump agenda". "We also know we're not going to win every time, and the focus for us is about 2018". When Handel joins the House as the first Republican woman to be elected to Congress from Georgia , she will bring the GOP majority there to 239-193.
  • In Georgia, Handel thanks Trump and reaches out to Democrats

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    Martin asked. Ossoff's response may reveal just why he lost the election - that and the fact that he couldn't even vote in the district he was running to represent because he wasn't a resident. In her victory speech, Handel even gave "a special thanks to the president of United States of America" as the crowd went wild chanting Trump's name.
  • Huge GOP Turnout Doomed Democrat in Georgia

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    Most recently, Tom Price resigned in February to join Mr Trump's administration. "They vote based on ideas that the candidate has, and we have to speak more to the everyday working class people who look to us for leadership". The outcomes in Georgia and SC also could boost Republican efforts to advance health and tax legislation that has been bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election.
  • Republican's bill to repeal ObamaCare will have 'heart'

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    Conservative Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., seemed skeptical that McConnell's package would go far enough in dismantling Obama's law, a concern shared by other congressional conservatives . When pressed by Blitzer about whether he would support a bill even that included funding for Planned Parenthood if it would help the measure get a majority of votes, Barrasso dodged the question.
  • Iran-made drone downed in Syria

    Iran-made drone downed in Syria

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    Syrian government and allied troop. "The coalition presence in Syria addresses the imminent threat ISIS in Syria poses globally", the US military said in a statement , referring to the Islamic State group, which controls a swath of territory in eastern Syria.
  • May promises to listen more to businesses

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    The Government says it wasn't mentioned only because a date hasn't been set. The Labour leader spoke for about 30 minutes during a heated parliamentary debate following the Queen's Speech . Ross Murray, president of the Country Land & Business Association (CLA), which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, told Farming UK: "The Immigration Bill is a chance for Government to provide clarity on how it will ensure businesses across the rural economy have access to the workers ...
  • US Student Jailed by N. Korea Dies After Release

    US Student Jailed by N. Korea Dies After Release

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    From the White House to Capitol Hill, pressure mounted for a tough US response, even as USA diplomats sought to protect others Americans from facing a similar fate. Vagonis was Warmbier's girlfriend at the time of his detention last year in North Korea , where he was convicted of subversion and sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor.
  • Tropical Storm Cindy weakens slightly, still a rainmaker

    Tropical Storm Cindy weakens slightly, still a rainmaker

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    Forecasters say as much as 6 to 12 inches of rain could pound parts of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle, and 3 to 6 inches could fall in eastern Texas. Areas west of Interstate 45 will be drier, with periodic showers and storms possible, but no risk of flooding. Three to five inches of rain is expected, with locally higher amounts of 10 inches possible in the stronger rainbands, according to NWS.
  • 'Obstruction doesn't work': Trump gloats after Democrats lose Georgia special election

    'Obstruction doesn't work': Trump gloats after Democrats lose Georgia special election

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    While candidates have come close to winning - the SC election , also on Tuesday, wound up being surprisingly narrow - they have yet to eke out a win. On the other hand, it's equally true that over the last 25 years, no Democrat has ever come close to seriously competing in this red district - formally represented by the likes of Newt Gingrich and Tom Price - and this special election was easily the closest contest Georgia's 6th has ever seen.
  • Memorial for Murdered Muslim Teen Set on Fire

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    The statement added that Torres hit the victim several times with a baseball bat, while muttering anti-Islam and anti-Arab slurs. Then, they say, he put her in his vehicle, assaulted her again and dumped her body. Christopher Allen, a 19-year-old tourist visiting Washington for summer vacation, told Al Jazeera the circumstances surrounding Hassanen's death point to a hate crime.
  • How Close Were Georgia And South Carolina Election's?

    How Close Were Georgia And South Carolina Election's?

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    And the New York Times spoke to numerous Democrats - including Moulton - after the election who embraced the message that you can't just run against Trump . And in a nod to the special election in SC - in which Republican Ralph Norman won - Trump tweeted , "Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O!" The unpopularity of Trump and the Republican healthcare law - along with the historic trend that the party holding the White House ...
  • Adele Visits London Firefighters After Deadly High-Rise Blaze

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    Speaking at Firex, an annual fire safety conference in London, he said the FPA had requested access to a government database so that it could compare the information with its own records about major fires. Earlier, the House held a minute's silence for the victims of the devastating fire in North London last week - amid fears the final death toll could top 100.
  • Ohio City Makes Plans For North Korea-held Student's Funeral

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    North Korea said he went into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. Warmbier had planned to study in China during his third year of college and had heard about travel companies offering trips to North Korea. The 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate was on a study overseas travel tour in January 2016 when he was arrested for trying to steal a propaganda banner from his hotel in the capital of Pyongyang.
  • Karen Handel victory in Georgia feted by Republicans

    Karen Handel victory in Georgia feted by Republicans

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    According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , this does not include the additional $5 million spent by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on ads supporting Ossoff. Joe Webb, a Handel supporter from Marietta, wore a red "Make America Great Again" hat throughout Handel's victory party. Win or lose, 2018 could be a strong rebuilding year for Democrats, especially if they can channel the anti-Trump intensity into an even more compelling message to voters.