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34 hurt in NYC derailment; none life-threatening 34 hurt in NYC derailment; none life-threatening
- June 28, 2017

There were 34 minor injuries , including smoke inhalation, according to the New York Times, and 17 were taken to nearby hospitals. Danny said passengers pried the train doors open to get to another auto, which was pitch black and also had smoke. (more...)
Toddlers died after 'mum left them in hot vehicle as punishment' Toddlers died after 'mum left them in hot vehicle as punishment'
- June 26, 2017

The incident occurred near Lake Weatherford, Texas , located about an hour west of Fort Worth. In Randolph's initial statements, the sheriff's office told NBC 5, she said the two children had been playing and when she couldn't find them in the house, she started searching the property, eventually locating them in the vehicle. (more...)
Authorities: Ricocheted bullet meant for dog killed teen boy Authorities: Ricocheted bullet meant for dog killed teen boy
- June 23, 2017

Deputies opened fire on the dog, and one of the bullets struck the boy. The teen was hospitalized and later died. As the deputies walked up the driveway, a 60- to 65-pound pit bull "aggressively charged at the deputies and attacked one of them", biting the deputy on the knee, the sheriff's department said. (more...)
Democrats look to slow down GOP's secretive Obamacare repeal plans Democrats look to slow down GOP's secretive Obamacare repeal plans
- June 20, 2017

Submitting a series of unanimous consent requests "to attempt to force the House-passed healthcare bill to committee, delay" a series of votes on the legislation, "and increase transparency, forcing Republicans to publicly defend their 'no hearings strategy'". (more...)
Putin: New sanctions will 'complicate' Russia-US ties Putin: New sanctions will 'complicate' Russia-US ties
- June 20, 2017

Senators said the tougher tack against Russian Federation would help force them to ease hostilities against Ukraine, permit a negotiated settlement in the Syrian civil war and dissuade them from attempting to hack US institutions and political groups in the future, as it's widely believed they did during the campaign past year. (more...)
Trump to tout apprenticeships, turning to an issue with bipartisan support Trump to tout apprenticeships, turning to an issue with bipartisan support
- June 19, 2017

The order also doubles apprenticeship grant funding to $200 million by transferring allocations from existing job-training programs. The White House said Mr Trump's push is aimed at training workers with specific skills for particular jobs that employers say they can not fill at a time of historically low unemployment. (more...)
Sheriff Clarke turns down Department of Homeland Security gig Sheriff Clarke turns down Department of Homeland Security gig
- June 19, 2017

Trump nominated Clarke for a position at DHS in April, but within days, allegations surfaced that Clarke had plagiarized portions of his masters thesis at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Chris Abele, the Milwaukee County executive, said in a statement at the time, "The appointment of Sheriff Clarke to a position meant to build partnership and engagement is not a decision made by someone interested in partnership or engagement". (more...)
This Is One of the Most Damning Messages From Michelle Carter's Trial This Is One of the Most Damning Messages From Michelle Carter's Trial
- June 17, 2017

Roy to get back in the truck constituted wanton and reckless conduct , by Ms. Carter creating a situation where there is a high degree of likelihood that substantial harm will result to Mr. Carter's lawyer, Joseph Cataldo, said Roy was intent on killing himself and took Carter along on his "sad journey". In the end, the judge found that it was not the coercive text messages that caused Roy's death . (more...)
Ralph Northam wins Democratic nod for governor in Virginia primary Ralph Northam wins Democratic nod for governor in Virginia primary
- June 14, 2017

The three-way Republican primary remained too close to call , with ardent Trump supporter Corey Stewart doing surprising well against former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie . The 57-year-old Northam has stuck to the more traditional way of campaigning, emphasizing the deep support he enjoys from every statewide Democratic official and state legislator. (more...)
Police identify mother, 2 daughters found dead at Ohio home Police identify mother, 2 daughters found dead at Ohio home
- June 13, 2017

Dave Loeding. Authorities say the friend found the three Sunday night at a home in North Royalton , south of Cleveland. Kylie and Taylor were both in college living with their mother. No arrests have been made. The university issued the following statement: "The Kent State University community is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Taylor Pifer ". (more...)
Eric Trump Calls Father's Critics 'Not Even People'
- June 08, 2017

In an interview that aired earlier Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America", Donald Trump Jr. said Kathy Griffin "deserves everything that's coming to her", after she posed for a photograph with a bloody mask meant to simulate the president's severed head. (more...)
Two US intel chiefs say were never pressured by White House
- June 08, 2017

DNI spokesman Brian Hale said in advance of the hearing, "Director Coats does not discuss his private conversations with the President". Before Senate investigators probe former FBI Director James Comey , they will press four intelligence officials Wednesday in a hearing that on any other week would be the biggest event on Capitol Hill. (more...)
Trump will not block ex-FBI chief Comey's testimony -White House Trump will not block ex-FBI chief Comey's testimony -White House
- June 06, 2017

The White House has denied that the conversation with Comey took place as described in the alleged memo, but have offered no further clarification. While Trump and his aides initially said he had acted at the recommendation of the deputy attorney general because of the way Comey handled last year's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, Trump later said he had already chose to fire the FBI director regardless of any recommendations and that he had the Russian Federation investigation ... (more...)
After deleting prior tweet, Trump asks world to find out 'covfefe' meaning
- June 01, 2017

There is nothing unusual about this, given Trump's penchant for late-night tweets that often result in widespread controversy. With Mr. Trump's attack-after-being-attacked philosophy well known, it's notable that President Trump didn't initially respond, as noted by Dawsey's tweet on May 27. (more...)
Jerry Brown: Pope Will Convert Trump to 'Climate Change' Religion Jerry Brown: Pope Will Convert Trump to 'Climate Change' Religion
- May 31, 2017

Religion has been a recurring theme during the visit to the Middle East and Italy by the first lady and Mr. Trump. "We can use peace", the President said , concurring with the symbolism.The president and the pontiff exchanged gifts expressing goodwill. (more...)
Manchester bomber was in Düsseldorf 4 days before attack
- May 28, 2017

The U.K.'s home secretary, Amber Rudd, told the BBC Radio on Wednesday that she found the leaks "irritating" because it could hurt the integrity of the investigation and ultimately "the element of surprise" to catch other suspected terrorists. (more...)
Two children die days after being found shot outside Dayton home Two children die days after being found shot outside Dayton home
- May 28, 2017

WDTN reports that 8-year-old Kamora and 6-year-old Kendon died from their injuries at Dayton Children's Hospital . A public defender entered not-guilty pleas for Helton to charges of attempted murder and felonious assault. Authorities said an 11-year-old daughter who was home at the time wasn't hurt. Helton has been charged with child endangerment in the past. In the affidavit, police say Helton made the admission during an interview with officers. (more...)
Philippines: Militants kidnap priest, 10 parishioners
- May 25, 2017

The militants are indeed taking civilians to use them as human shields to delay government forces from flushing the terror group that apparently attempted to establish a caliphate in southern Philippines , Galvez added. Duterte said he would not tolerate abuses of power by security forces under martial law, but critics said the military rule in all of Mindanao, an island the size of South Korea with a population of 22 million, was an overreaction. (more...)
Tornado watch issued for Gwinnett, metro until 6 pm Tornado watch issued for Gwinnett, metro until 6 pm
- May 25, 2017

According to the sheriff's office, there are approximately six homes damaged, ranging from minor to severe. "They worked just fine when we tested them May 4", Marson said. The T&D Region is under a tornado watch until 11 p.m. Residents should remain indoors and keep in mind that severe hail can potentially smash auto windshields, cause injuries and punch holes in roofs, the National Weather Service said. (more...)
Several rounds of showers and storms to start the week Several rounds of showers and storms to start the week
- May 22, 2017

Temperatures will be cooler with the clouds and rain. East winds at 5-10 miles per hour. The rest of the week looks unsettled with a little rain or showers expected each day as an upper level low remains over the area. Today look for scattered showers and few thunderstorms throughout the day with highs near 79 degrees and winds out of the north around 5 miles per hour. (more...)
Abbas-Trump summit focus of dailies — Newspapers Review
- May 17, 2017

It is not clear whether Trump deleted the tweet because it was too positive a comment about his Palestinian counterpart -and therefore risked provoking the ire of the Israelis- or because it was missing a word. Three Republican senators urged a halt to such payments in a letter to Trump that reflected widespread opinion in Congress. Senior Palestinian Authority official Nabil Shaath. (more...)
ICE Completed Crackdown on Gangs: Arrested 445 Foreign Nationals ICE Completed Crackdown on Gangs: Arrested 445 Foreign Nationals
- May 13, 2017

Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say an initiative to round up violent gang members nationwide is making progress. The other 280 were arrested for being in the USA illegally. Three of the gangsters arrested had previously been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ). The other 280 were arrested on administrative immigration violations. (more...)
Nebraska health care decisions uncertain amid deadline Nebraska health care decisions uncertain amid deadline
- May 12, 2017

Aetna lost $450 million past year on its almost 1 million customers with individual health policies on and off the insurance exchanges. The report adds that " Aetna's exit leaves Medica as the only insurer on the Nebraska exchange and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield as the sole carrier on the DE exchange". (more...)
Chelsea Manning releases 1st statement since clemency win Chelsea Manning releases 1st statement since clemency win
- May 10, 2017

Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who is set to be released from prison next week after serving almost seven years for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks, said Tuesday that she is preparing for the life she never thought she'd have. (more...)
Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 9
- May 10, 2017

Saucedo appeared in court late Monday night and a judge ordered him held without bail. Aaron Juan Saucedo said "I'm innocent" during a brief initial court appearance. The 23-year-old Phoenix man arrested in a series of shootings in which nine people were killed has appeared in court, but records from that overnight appearance have been temporarily sealed by a judge at the request of prosecutors. (more...)
Police now say 9 killed in serial shootings case Police now say 9 killed in serial shootings case
- May 09, 2017

CBS affiliate KPHO-TV reports that Police Chief Jeri Williams said 23-year-old Aaron Juan Saucedo is linked to nine murders and 12 incidents between August 2015 and July 2016, which is three more attacks and two more murders than originally thought. (more...)
U.S. environmental chief to recuse himself from court cases U.S. environmental chief to recuse himself from court cases
- May 09, 2017

The terms of the affected board members officially ended on April 30, but in past administrations, reappointment to the panel was virtually automatic and thus carried out with little fanfare. Ponisseril Somasundaran , a chemist at Columbia University who was dismissed from the board, explained that most members of the council are academics. (more...)
Joey Logano docked points after Richmond-winning vehicle fails inspection Joey Logano docked points after Richmond-winning vehicle fails inspection
- May 06, 2017

It also revitalizes the debate about race wins and cars that fail inspection. The sanctioning body issued Logano and Team Penske a L1 penalty on Thursday for a rear suspension violation. While NASCAR is reluctant to ever pull a victory from a driver, the rule prevents teams from making the postseason automatically if a gross violation is found. (more...)
SpaceX Postpones Spy Satellite Launch by One Day
- May 03, 2017

SpaceX on Monday blasted off a secretive United States government satellite, known only as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the California-based aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk. Destination Space and SpaceX nails the launch and sticks the landing on Monday on the Space Coast. Four legs snapped out from the base of the rocket, which completed a final single-engine burn before a touchdown at "Landing Zone 1" announced with a flurry of sonic booms that ... (more...)
Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana
- April 28, 2017

The greatest, most widespread issue with these storms will be torrential rain and frequent lightning. On the positive side, beneficial rain is likely, with most places seeing at least 1 to 2 inches. The rain returns Friday, with rain and thunderstorms starting early in the day and lasting into the night, Krein said. Rain is in the forecast for the weekend. (more...)

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