Massachusetts police officer, bystander shot dead with officer's pistol

Massachusetts police officer, bystander shot dead with officer's pistolPolice Chief Richard Grimes identified the officer as Michael Chesna, 42, and said the name of the elderly woman would be released after her next of kin were notified. Officials said police responded to a report of a man driving erratically about 7:30 a.m. in the south Boston town, and that the man had crashed the vehicle and was running away when Chesna arrived on the scene. Chesna chased the man, identified by police as 20-year-old Emanuel Lopes, when he picked up a large rock and hit Chesna in the head, officials said.



Judge to hear how U.S. plans to reunite immigrant families

Judge to hear how U.S. plans to reunite immigrant familiesLawyers for the U.S. government will return to a San Diego courtroom on Monday to update a judge about Trump administration plans for meeting a July 26 deadline to reunite as many as 2,500 immigrant children with their parents after separating them at the U.S.-Mexican border. The hearing before U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw will be the first since the judge chastised the government on Friday for asserting that pressure from the court to expedite reunifications could put children at risk. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which has custody of the children, has since submitted a fuller plan for reuniting families by the deadline.



Comments by former clerks may backfire on Trump's high court pick

Comments by former clerks may backfire on Trump's high court pickWhen it became clear that President Donald Trump was seriously considering nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservative judge's former law clerks swung into action as among his most energetic public cheerleaders. Trump named Kavanaugh, 53, on July 9 to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.



Factbox: Handful of U.S. senators hold keys to Kavanaugh Supreme Court bid

Factbox: Handful of U.S. senators hold keys to Kavanaugh Supreme Court bid(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is now in the hands of the Senate, where the opposing forces are clear, except for a few senators who sometimes cross party boundaries, depending on the issues. Confirmation of Kavanaugh will require a simple majority in the 100-seat chamber. Republican Vice President Mike Pence can cast a deciding vote in the case of a tie.



Raytheon's StormBreaker bomb enters operational testing phase

Raytheon's StormBreaker bomb enters operational testing phaseMissile maker Raytheon Co said its StormBreaker bomb had entered operational testing phase, bringing it a step closer to providing U.S. Air Force pilots with the capability to strike moving targets in adverse weather. StormBreaker, formerly called the Small Diameter Bomb II, enters the phase after completing a successful Operational Test Readiness Review in Spring 2018, Raytheon said.





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