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1 detained after reports of armed person at high school in Palmdale 1 detained after reports of armed person at high school in Palmdale
- May 12, 2018

The shift of the school resource deputy assigned to the school doesn't begin until 8 a.m. and the officer was on the way to work when the shooting happened, the sheriff said. "And I'm locked up in one of the buildings now'". While police searched for the suspect and secured the area, the school was on lockdown. "We are incredibly grateful for the actions of Highland High School teachers and staff and our first responders who courageously protected the lives of our students today", Brett ... (more...)
Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian on Gaza border Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian on Gaza border
- May 12, 2018

Essential services in Gaza are "barely able to function" after "years of blockade , internal divide and a chronic energy crisis", the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs also stated this week . The Israeli army has rejected repeated pleas by the worldwide community - including the United Nations - to use restraint and to conduct an independent inquiry into the deaths, maintaining the necessity of its open-fire policy, which it says targets "terrorists". (more...)
Li receives warm welcome to Japan from Abe Li receives warm welcome to Japan from Abe
- May 12, 2018

Li arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday for an official visit to Japan and to attend the 7th China-Japan-South Korea leaders' meeting . Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Thursday said that he hoped that China and Japan would carry forward the spirit of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship to push for new progress in bilateral relations. (more...)
Takeaways From Trump's Plans to Try to Lower Drug Prices Takeaways From Trump's Plans to Try to Lower Drug Prices
- May 12, 2018

However, one of the administration's proposals "requiring drug rebates to be passed through to Medicare patients at the pharmacy counter would likely lead to higher drug prices from manufacturers, and would lead to higher premiums for seniors, as well as $40 billion in additional costs for hardworking taxpayers". (more...)
Kevin Kamenetz, Maryland gubernatorial candidate, dead at 60 Kevin Kamenetz, Maryland gubernatorial candidate, dead at 60
- May 11, 2018

Joseph Medical Center , where he was declared dead at 3:22 a.m. He is survived by his wife, Jill Kamenetz , and two teenage sons. Kamenetz was the 12th County Executive of Baltimore County and previously served as a County Councilman representing the Second District of Baltimore County. (more...)
Local High School's Make the Grade, Tops In CT On National List Local High School's Make the Grade, Tops In CT On National List
- May 11, 2018

News on Wednesday. Although Florida ranked fourth among other states for having the most high-achieving schools, Pine View School in Sarasota was the only Florida school to make the top 20 list (it ranked 19th) out of 20,000 charter and traditional public high schools evaluated. (more...)
Haspel, Trump's pick to lead Central Intelligence Agency, pledges she won't restart interrogation program Haspel, Trump's pick to lead Central Intelligence Agency, pledges she won't restart interrogation program
- May 10, 2018

King said Haspel's experience and qualifications are solid, adding "If that were the only criteria for this position, I would vote to confirm, but there are additional and important circumstances of her service to weigh". But Sen. Dianne Feinstein , D-Calif., said she was "disappointed" in some of Haspel's responses. "I believe the Senate should exercise its duty of advice and consent and reject this nomination", McCain said in a statement . (more...)
I'm not worthy of the Nobel prize I'm not worthy of the Nobel prize
- May 10, 2018

Kim's father, failed to receive similar recognition. "At this moment Britain is working alongside the Trump administration and our French and German allies to ensure that they are", he said in a commentary in the New York Times. It is possible, some said Mr. Trump'so as to withdraw the United States from your agreement will counter the thought of his diplomatic job on the Korean Peninsula. (more...)
At Least Seven Killed In Attacks On Police Stations In Kabul At Least Seven Killed In Attacks On Police Stations In Kabul
- May 10, 2018

Zabihullah Mujahed, Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack on Police Station 10 in a tweet. The country's premier spy agency National Directorate of Security (NDS), has blamed Pakistan-based Haqqani Network and Lashkar-e-Taiba militant organizations for orchestrating the attacks. (more...)
Morrisey defeats Jenkins, Blankenship for GOP Senate nod
- May 10, 2018

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is a semi-vulnerable incumbent. " West Virginia deserves better than Joe Manchin and Sen". While Democrats have largely avoided intraparty fights in big races, Republicans have deep concerns about potentially bitter primaries for statewide offices in Wisconsin, Arizona and Florida that fall in the late summer, with little time to unify ranks afterward for November. (more...)
Mom and 2 children die after car hits alligator on I-95 Mom and 2 children die after car hits alligator on I-95
- May 10, 2018

Amber Stanley, 24, her son Jack, four, and daughter Autumn, two, collided with the reptile as it crossed I-95 in SC about 12.50am on Monday. Stanley and her two youngsters died from thermal accidents, Fogle stated. "I'll go, 'That's Amber.' And I know it's not", he continued. The trio had made a decision to go for a weekend trip during the right time of their death. (more...)
Trump administration hits 3 Venezuelans, 20 companies, with sanctions Trump administration hits 3 Venezuelans, 20 companies, with sanctions
- May 10, 2018

Maduro moved to strip the National Assembly of power in 2015 through an internationally questioned censured constitutional assembly after the Venezuelan United Socialist Party lost parliamentary elections . Pence urged other OAS member countries to help the United States increase pressure on the Maduro regime by cutting off " Venezuela's corrupt leaders from laundering money through your financial systems" and by enacting visa restrictions to block their travel. (more...)
'Mini-Trump' candidates battle it out in Republican primaries
- May 10, 2018

The dust has settled after Indiana's raucous Republican U.S. Senate Primary - a race that drew national attention in recent days for its fierce competitiveness - and for the first time, the man still standing is a lifelong Jasper resident. (more...)
North Korea Warns The United States North Korea Warns The United States
- May 09, 2018

Others have also called for the president to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership in dealing with North Korea, including 18 House Republicans who all formally nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last week in a letter addressed to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. (more...)
Iran Hails Lebanon Elections as Victory for Entire Lebanese Nation Iran Hails Lebanon Elections as Victory for Entire Lebanese Nation
- May 09, 2018

The Iran-backed Hezbollah movement and its political allies appear to be on course, according to preliminary results and pollsters' calculations, to win half the seats in Lebanon's parliament from Sunday's election - the country's first parliamentary poll in nearly a decade. (more...)
NY Solicitor General Barbara Underwood named as acting attorney general NY Solicitor General Barbara Underwood named as acting attorney general
- May 09, 2018

Schneiderman's resignation will be effective at the close of business Tuesday. Ms Manning Barish said Mr Schneiderman became violent a few weeks after they began dating. The governor's demand, which came soon before Schneiderman himself said he would step down, came with an announcement that he is requesting an immediate investigation into Schneiderman's actions, stating that " no one is above the law ". (more...)
Florida deputy airlifted to hospital after shooting in Highlands County Florida deputy airlifted to hospital after shooting in Highlands County
- May 09, 2018

On the evening of May 6, Deputy William Gentry and a deputy in training responded to a domestic dispute call. Deputy Gentry is also an organ donor, and the HCSO said, "In true spirit of a public servant, Deputy Gentry's organs will be donated so that some good may come out of this unthinkable tragedy". (more...)
Magnitude-4.5 quake rattles LA area Magnitude-4.5 quake rattles LA area
- May 09, 2018

There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries, but residents of San Diego County and Tijuana reported being jolted awake. According to the U.S. The temblor hit at 4:49 a.m. about 7 miles north of Cabazon and about 9 miles northeast of Banning. Some nearby residents reported via social media that the shaking of their homes woke them up. (more...)
First Lady of the United States Melania Trump unveils her formal platform First Lady of the United States Melania Trump unveils her formal platform
- May 08, 2018

In a lengthy profile on the first lady published Monday, the Post noted "a persistent rumor [floating] around Washington that Melania doesn't really live in the White House and stays in a house with her parents and Barron near his suburban Washington school". (more...)
Homes Destroyed as Authorities Order More Evacuations over Hawaii Volcano Homes Destroyed as Authorities Order More Evacuations over Hawaii Volcano
- May 08, 2018

Scientists say it is almost impossible to predict how long an eruption will last. Meanwhile there were several fresh eruptions sending up fountains of lava 30m (100ft), destroying several homes and leaving fissures on three streets. Snyder says it's all part of a little chain of events and that these "breakouts" are following a path. "You have no control over it", Mr. Clapper said as he started his day at a nearby evacuation shelter. (more...)