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June 24, 2017 9:03 PM Israel hits Syrian military targets after errant fire reaches its side of the Golan Heights

JERUSALEM — The Israeli air force struck three Syrian army targets in the Golan Heights on Saturday, after errant fire from the Syrian side landed in Israeli-controlled territory. Israel’s military spokesman said that 10 projectiles fired from Syria landed in open areas on the Israeli-controlled side of the Golan Heights. Israel’s government said the fire was a result 11

June 24, 2017 7:58 PM With five holdouts on health-care bill, McConnell is in for a final frenzy of negotiation

The stark divide among Republicans on reshaping the nation’s health system came into full view over the last few days. Formally unveiled Thursday, the Senate Republican plan came under immediate friendly fire from within Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s GOP conference. The Kentucky Republican now has just a few days to navigate the perilous path in trying 10

June 24, 2017 2:30 AM Air Force Thunderbird F-16 crashes after practice for Ohio air show

June 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. Air Force pilot and tactical maintenance worker were hospitalized Friday after a fighter jet crashed at an airport in central Ohio, military officials said. The plane, part of the USAF Thunderbird Air Demonstration Squadron, flipped over on the runway while landing at Dayton International Airport at about 12:20 p.m. Friday, the Air Force 29

June 24, 2017 12:38 AM Sean Spicer banned TV cameras. Again. So we annotated his briefing. Again

White House press secretary Sean Spicer barred television cameras from a media briefing on Friday and prohibited live audio broadcasts, marking the third time this week that spokesmen for President Trump have imposed such restrictions. In keeping with a promise we made Monday, The Fix has annotated a transcript of the session, since it could not be seen on TV. We'll 20

June 23, 2017 11:42 PM Saudi says suicide bomber killed in foiled Mecca plot

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi security forces foiled a terror plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, exchanging gunfire with one of the suspects who blew himself up inside a home Friday, Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry said. Five people, including a woman, were arrested Friday in security operations in Mecca, the Saudi-owned 20

June 23, 2017 9:29 PM ‘I’m glad he got shot’: Nebraska Democrat caught on tape criticizing Rep. Steve Scalise

A Nebraska Democratic official has been removed from his chairman post after recordings emerged in which he said he was glad that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot and that he wished he had died. In the recording, Phil Montag, who was the volunteer co-chairman of the Nebraska Democratic Party’s technology committee, criticized Scalise 20

June 23, 2017 9:15 PM Grand jury says Portland officer justified in fatal shooting

A grand jury has cleared a Portland police officer who used deadly force last month against a man who was armed with a utility knife. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said Friday the grand jury found Officer Samson Ajir used a "lawful exercise of self-defense" in the fatal shooting of 24-year-Terrell Johnson. Officers responded May 10 after 16

June 23, 2017 7:56 PM Jury deadlocks in second trial of former University of Cincinnati officer who fatally shot Samuel DuBose

A judge declared a mistrial Friday after a jury deadlocked in the case of a former University of Cincinnati police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man during a 2015 traffic stop, the latest in a series of high-profile law enforcement shootings that spurred charges but not convictions. The mistrial was the third time in a week that jurors 21

June 23, 2017 6:37 PM Thunderbird F-16 Military Jet Flips Over at Dayton, Ohio, Air Show Practice

Emergency crews were on scene at Ohio's Dayton International Airport on Friday afternoon after reports that a military jet ran off the runway and flipped over during a practice for an air show. The U.S. Air Force confirmed its famed Thunderbirds were in the air when an F-16 Fighting Falcon was involved in a "mishap" upon landing at about 12:20 p.m. ET. Dayton 19

June 23, 2017 5:46 PM Nebraska Dem official ousted for saying he’s wished Rep. Scalise dead

The Nebraska Democratic Party ousted an official Thursday after a recording surfaced of him saying he wished House Majority Whip Steve Scalise had died in the Alexandria, Virginia, shooting that left him critically wounded. Phil Montag, a volunteer co-chairman of the party’s technology committee, unloaded a series of expletives in describing his disdain 11