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'Pretty pathetic': Bernie Sanders throws darts at investigators looking into his wife 'Pretty pathetic': Bernie Sanders throws darts at investigators looking into his wife
- June 29, 2017

The news has been trumpeted as some sort of vindication for Hillary Clinton supporters as well as conservatives, but so far, Sanders himself has said little about the investigation that was originally brought to the FBI's attention by Donald Trump's Vermont campaign chairman Brady Toensing . (more...)
Manslaughter charges filed in YouTube stunt gone wrong Manslaughter charges filed in YouTube stunt gone wrong
- June 29, 2017

Perez pointed out cameras and said that the entire incident was recorded. There are "multiple videos" of the shooting, County Attorney James Brue said. "He had told me about that idea", the aunt told the TV station, "and I said, 'Don't do it". Ruiz thought the book would stop the bullet, and Perez says she agreed to the stunt after he showed her another book that had halted a bullet, the St. (more...)
Teen who fell from Six Flags ride remains hospitalized Teen who fell from Six Flags ride remains hospitalized
- June 27, 2017

Police believe "human error" on the part of the girl who fell from a ride at The Great Escape was the cause of the weekend accident that has drawn national attention to the amusement park. "We are reviewing our internal procedures to ensure the safety and security of our guests and team members", officials said. The unnamed 14-year-old slips through the safety barrier and desperately clings on while crowds gather below at the Six Flags Amusement Park. (more...)
Ottumwa Amateur Radio Club makes contact Ottumwa Amateur Radio Club makes contact
- June 26, 2017

More than 35,000 amateur radio operators across the country participated in last year's event. Licensed Ham Radio public relations officer Melanie Reap said one of the missions of the club is to provide communication during emergencies and promote interaction with the general public. (more...)
Sears at Great Lakes Mall to close Sears at Great Lakes Mall to close
- June 24, 2017

Sears Holdings , which owns the Sears and Kmart chains, has already announced more than 200 closures since the beginning of the year. The store at Skyview Power Centre, 13304 137 Ave., will be one of the 15 Sears Home stores closing in Canada. (more...)
Family of man killed by ex-Milwaukee cop files suit
- June 22, 2017

The two engaged in a foot chase after Smith fled from a traffic stop on August 13. Heaggan-Brown fired a another shot less than two seconds later while Smith was on the ground, striking him in the chest and killing him. "He knew that Sylville Smith was attempting to surrender", Chisholm said. Jurors are also being given the option to choose from two lesser charges instead — second-degree reckless homicide and homicide by negligent operation of a unsafe weapon. (more...)
SKorea's Moon: North Korea Has 'Heavy Responsibility' in Warmbier's Death
- June 21, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had spoken with Warmbier's family and praised them as "incredible". Trump adds, "he should have been brought home a long time ago". "This makes dealing with Kim Jong Un so toxic", Ralph Cossa, president of the Pacific Forum CSIS in Honolulu, said of Warmbier's death. Even before Warmbier's release and death, Moon and Trump were scheduled to coordinate on North Korea during their meetings. (more...)
NYC fire officials say 2 people injured at construction site NYC fire officials say 2 people injured at construction site
- June 21, 2017

NY1 has a crew on the way and will bring you the latest from the scene as soon as possible. A 40-year-old worker was quickly pulled from the debris conscious but with critical injuries. Video shows firefighters removing debris from the building's basement. Fire officials said that neither a crane nor a crane boom collapsed. It is reportedly a two-story building that has been permitted to add a third story. (more...)
Russia criticizes US for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba Russia criticizes US for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba
- June 20, 2017

As the farm economy continues to lag, we should be increasing our opportunities, not limiting them. "Effective immediately, I am canceling the last administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba ", Trump declared as he made a full-throated assault on the government of Cuban President Raul Castro. (more...)
Iran's Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks Iran's Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks
- June 19, 2017

Tehran was rocked by two deadly attacks on June 7 targeting Iran's Parliament building and a shrine dedicated to the republic's revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini . The Islamic republic of Iran is a key ally of the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, alongside Russian Federation and the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement of Lebanon. (more...)
List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shooter List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shooter
- June 18, 2017

The Daily Caller reported that the list contained the names of Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), and Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ). Yesterday morning, police say, Hodgkinson fired dozens of bullets at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., wounding five, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-La. (more...)
Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy
- June 18, 2017

In Belleville, residents continued to grapple with the news that one of their own, a man many knew could be quick to anger, but who many said didn't show outward signs of violence, could have committed the mass shooting . In April 2006, Hodgkinson was charged with misdemeanor battery after he stormed into a neighbor's house in an attempt to force home a teenage girl who, according to the St. (more...)
Admin revokes blocked program to protect immigrant parents Admin revokes blocked program to protect immigrant parents
- June 17, 2017

The announcement to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA , was made quietly late Thursday. The Trump administration's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents ( DAPA ) program is more reflective of Trump's anti-immigration positions and rhetoric. (more...)
Oregon Giving Residents a Third Gender Option For Driver's Licenses Oregon Giving Residents a Third Gender Option For Driver's Licenses
- June 17, 2017

Lambda Legal said that nationally, people have been harassed and even assaulted after presenting IDs to police, hospital workers, employers, airport staff, bank tellers and others that don't match their gender identity or expression. And there are quite a few of us: According to the results of a GLAAD survey released earlier this year, 12 percent of millennials identify as trans or gender non-conforming. (more...)
Trump admin amends travel ban date to keep legal battle alive Trump admin amends travel ban date to keep legal battle alive
- June 16, 2017

The judges said that Congress had given the president great power in immigration decisions but that Trump had not shown national security warranted the actions he had taken. The GBTA recently forecast a $1.3 billion loss in overall travel-related expenditures in the USA this year due to the ban, as well as other policies like the proposed expanded laptop ban and other political factors like Brexit. (more...)
Pence hires outside counsel to deal with Russia probe inquiries Pence hires outside counsel to deal with Russia probe inquiries
- June 16, 2017

The lawyer, Richard Cullen , is a former Virginia attorney general and a former United States attorney for the eastern district of Virginia. The Washington Post , citing five people briefed on the requests who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency, and Richard Ledgett, the former deputy director at the NSA, had agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators as early as this week. (more...)
Five Injured In Shooting During Congressional Baseball Practice
- June 15, 2017

Trump says in a televised statement from the White House that while the political parties may have their differences, it's worth remembering that everyone who serves in Washington is here because they love the United States. Before surgery, Scalise was said to have been in good spirits and spoke to his wife before undergoing his procedure. Marshall said he didn't attend the practice. (more...)
Trump Intends to Nominate Jessica Rosenworcel for Return to FCC Trump Intends to Nominate Jessica Rosenworcel for Return to FCC
- June 15, 2017

If confirmed, Jessica Rosenworcel of CT will serve as a Member of the Federal Communications Commission . But there have been increased rumblings in DC circles that she's looking to leave at the end of June. Rosenworcel would likely need to be paired with a nominee for the Republican seat-the Administration would not want to create a 2-2 tie, which would be the case unless Mignon Clyburn exited. (more...)
Seconds podcast: The jury deliberates
- June 14, 2017

In July 2016, police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop. Seventy-four seconds is the amount of time that elapsed between the moment Yanez turned on his squad vehicle lights to the moment he fired the seventh and final shot into Castile's auto. (more...)
Citi Bike Rider Struck and Killed by Bus in Program's First Fatality Citi Bike Rider Struck and Killed by Bus in Program's First Fatality
- June 14, 2017

He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead several hours later. DNAInfo reported that the collision occurred after Hanegby, who was wearing a suit and tie, and the bus driver swerved to avoid hitting something. This was the second fatality in over 102 million trips that have been taken on a bike share bike in the US since 2010, when the first modern bike share systems in the country were established. (more...)
Democrats seek distance from impeachment call Democrats seek distance from impeachment call
- June 14, 2017

He knows the dynamic that now exists in a chamber that is led by House Speaker Paul Ryan, an ardent Trump defender and apologist. Her public and private position has been the same in recent weeks, urging Democrats to let the investigation unfold and not to get out front of the issue. (more...)
Trump Affirms Commitment to NATO's Mutual-Defense Provision Trump Affirms Commitment to NATO's Mutual-Defense Provision
- June 11, 2017

Rather, Kasowitz said, Trump felt vindicated that Comey told him on several occasions that the president was not personally a focus of the investigation, an assertion Comey appeared to back up in his testimony Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee. (more...)
Montana Republican elected to Congress to plead guilty to assaulting reporter Montana Republican elected to Congress to plead guilty to assaulting reporter
- June 10, 2017

Jacobs, a reporter with the British publication The Guardian , was in Montana covering the election and had been questioning Gianforte about the GOP health-care bill before Congress when the assault occurred. Gianforte is expected to be sworn in next month after defeating Democrat Rob Quist in the special congressional election to serve the remainder of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's term. (more...)
Coroner: Nevada woman says child's body in Illinois garage Coroner: Nevada woman says child's body in Illinois garage
- June 09, 2017

The woman's husband, Jason Scott Quate , 34, is jailed in Las Vegas . The man accused of forcing his wife into prostitution after killing his 6-year-old daughter and dumping her body in a garage in Centreville says none of that is true. (more...)
Spicer refers Russia questions to Trump's outside attorney Spicer refers Russia questions to Trump's outside attorney
- June 07, 2017

Former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is bring considered to play a role, and has been spotted at the White House on several occasions over the past week. "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"???" He is also purportedly under scrutiny in the FBI's ongoing investigation of potential collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 campaign. (more...)
Trump wishes Comey luck, allies aim at lawman's credibility
- June 07, 2017

Trump was asked about his message for Comey as the president welcomed Republican congressional leaders to the White House . A non-profit issues group is labelling James Comey a political "showboat" in a television ad set to air Thursday, the day the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director testifies on Capitol Hill. (more...)
The The "Bathroom Bill" is back in special session
- June 07, 2017

He made the announcement during a news conference calling for a special session this summer. Greg Abbott promised to add a slew of hardline conservative items, like a so-called " bathroom bill " to discriminate against transgender public school kids, to a special session of the Texas Legislature. (more...)
Girl kicked out of soccer tournament for looking like a boy
- June 06, 2017

Mili Hernandez had helped take her team to the final of the tournament, and she is so good at soccer that she's playing with a team of 11 year olds. The Post story said the president of the Azzurri Soccer club, which includes Mili's team, said things were made worse because a registration form accidentally listed Mili as a boy. (more...)
NYC Lights Up Green in Support of Paris Climate Accord NYC Lights Up Green in Support of Paris Climate Accord
- June 04, 2017

She pledged her country's continued commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement in the wake of Mr Trump's withdrawal, saying the deal was a "cornerstone" of attempts to protect "our creation". India's environment minister Harsh Vardhan said his country is committed to the Paris accord "irrespective" of the position of other nations. "Now we can dump it all on him and American imperialism", Putin said. (more...)
Mother of Tamir Rice relieved officer fired
- May 31, 2017

The police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice was sacked Tuesday for inaccuracies on his job application, while the officer who drove the patrol auto the day of the shooting was suspended for violating a tactical rule. But the technical reasoning city officials laid out Tuesday morning show that Rice's killer was sacked for misleading the department on his job application rather than for killing the boy. (more...)
Trump to meet Palestinian leader Abbas in West Bank
- May 24, 2017

Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday he is not optimistic that a major peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians is near, despite recent comments made by President Donald Trump . "They date back thousands of years", Trump said. Afterwards, he is expected to become the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray and located in east Jerusalem . (more...)
Mom Warns Others about Sunscreen After Her Baby Suffers 2nd Degree Burns
- May 24, 2017

The mom says she was using Banana Boat Broad Spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen in an aerosol container. Theoretically, a sun protection factor (SPF) of 100 would allow the user to expose its skin to the sun 100 times longer before being burnt. Cannon told the outlet that she applied the same brand of sunscreen to her 3-year-old nephew but didn't see any adverse side effects. Most sunscreens sold today help protect against both. (more...)
DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis
- May 22, 2017

He also reportedly plagiarized words from several other reports including the 9/11 Commission Report , various think tanks like the Pew Research Center, a 2012 report by the Constitution Project, a 2003 report by the US General Accounting Office, and media outlets like a 2013 Washington Post article and former President George W. (more...)
Cool, cloudy day in Lancaster County with rain likely overnight Cool, cloudy day in Lancaster County with rain likely overnight
- May 22, 2017

Low around 58. South southeast wind 6 to 10 miles per hour becoming north northwest after midnight. Tonight , showers are expected, mainly after 1 a.m. Isolated to scattered evening and overnight storms are possible Thursday through the weekend with the northern part of Kansas having the best chance of seeing storms during the period. (more...)
Gunman revealed in shooting of six-year-old Gunman revealed in shooting of six-year-old
- May 21, 2017

Kingston Frazier was kidnapped early Thursday morning from the parking lot of the Kroger on I-55 in Jackson . The boy was shot in the back of the head, Madison County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Heath Hall said . Authorities are looking for a gun in the killing of a 6-year-old MS boy. That's evil. That baby hadn't done anything to him. Family and friends were there to support Archie as she learned the news that Kingston was dead. (more...)

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