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New York City construction workers seriously injured, trapped in crane accident New York City construction workers seriously injured, trapped in crane accident
- June 21, 2017

All three victims were transported to Elmhurst Hospital Center. One of them remains trapped. The injured workers were rushed to a nearby hospital after being rescued from the basement, where firefighters were working to free the workers' colleague, FDNY spokesman Jim Long said. (more...)
Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft
- June 20, 2017

Barnard told the Times sells a box of avocados for $50, and suspects men were selling them for $20 or $30 a box, far below market price. The trio allegedly skimmed avocados from shipments and sold boxes of them out of the back doors of the facility. (more...)
7 people injured after Myrtle Beach shooting on Ocean Boulevard 7 people injured after Myrtle Beach shooting on Ocean Boulevard
- June 20, 2017

In the midst of the madness, people were punching and kicking one another - and then a man in a white shirt suddenly pulled out a gun on the crowded street and began firing. His friend's auto was riddled with bullet holes and smeared with blood. The two other shootings in Myrtle Beach occurred on Saturday afternoon. Officers were called to the resort at 5200 N. (more...)
Lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery Lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery
- June 20, 2017

The congressman remains in critical condition at the hospital's trauma center. But Scalise still faces multiple surgeries, a prolonged hospital stay and a lengthy recovery, Sava stressed. Sava said he told Scalise's family that "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his backyard with his family". Scalise's wife, Jennifer, issued a statement saying she was thankful for the "incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes" the family has received since the shooting. (more...)
Seattle PD: Officers shoot, kill knife-wielding woman
- June 20, 2017

Following a recent arrest, her family says Lyles found out she was pregnant. In the choppy audio , the unidentified officers discussed previous visits to Lyles' residence, before greeting her and asking to come into the apartment. She was arrested on June 5 on charges of harassment, obstruction of a public official and harassment of a law enforcement officer. Following the DOJ's discovery of biased policing and a number of cases involving excessive force by police officers, the SPD was ... (more...)
Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Corker Authored Iran And Russia Sanctions Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Corker Authored Iran And Russia Sanctions
- June 20, 2017

In order for the bill to become law, it must still pass the US House of Representatives and be signed by Trump . The Senate voted almost unanimously Wednesday to allow Congress to strip the president of the power to unilaterally lift existing sanctions against Russian Federation, a matter that had many of President Donald Trump's allies siding with his harshest critics. (more...)
American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home
- June 20, 2017

Two ambulances were parked near an airport hangar. Officials worked quietly as reporters and photographers watched from behind a fence. Medical personnel carried a male, believed to be Warmbier and wearing a blue shirt and dark blue trousers, off the plane without the use of a stretcher. (more...)
Millions of detailed voter records found unprotected on the internet
- June 20, 2017

Beyond all of that, it included modeled data on voters' ethnicity and religion. Deep Root says it didn't need to be. According to an October 2016 report , there are just over 200 million people registered to vote in the United States. UpGuard reported that American Crossroads, the super-PAC Republican strategist Karl Rove helped start, likely contributed data, as did a company called Data Trust, which boasts a mission of "continually develop [ing] a Republican and conservative data ... (more...)
Supreme Court strikes down NC sex offender social media ban
- June 20, 2017

Packingham originally pleaded guilty in 2002 to taking indecent liberties with a child. He was convicted in 2010 of violating the statute when he posted a message on Facebook expressing his surprise at a traffic citation against him being dismissed. (more...)
Police Officer That Murdered Philando Castile Found 'Not Guilty — Not Surprising Police Officer That Murdered Philando Castile Found 'Not Guilty — Not Surprising
- June 20, 2017

A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true. In July 2016, Yanez shot Philando Castile , 32, at point blank range during a traffic stop in Minnesota capital, St. Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter and two counts of risky discharge of a firearm. "The system in this country continues to fail black people and will continue to fail us", Valerie Castile , the victim's mother, said after hearing the verdict. (more...)
Trump publicly acknowledges Russian Federation probe includes him
- June 20, 2017

With President Trump's instructions, Vice President Mike Pence has hired Richard Cullen, his own lawyer to represent the U.S. President in the special counsel investigation and congressional inquiries into Russia's role in the 2016 election, the CNN reported . (more...)
Tropical storm likely for Windward Islands, second system strengthens in Gulf
- June 20, 2017

Two things will help: The system is expected to cross over land and make it into the Gulf of Mexico, and the Hurricane Hunters are planning to fly in for a closer look. The disturbance is forecast to keep heading west or west-northwest at 15 to 20 miles per hour over the tropical Atlantic region over the next few days, according to weather authorities. (more...)
Senate passes sweeping sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia Senate passes sweeping sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia
- June 20, 2017

The Trump administration reportedly is weighing the return of Russian compounds on US soil seized by the Obama administration, and the president has repeatedly expressed a desire for better relations with Moscow while downplaying the impact of Russia's cyber activities. (more...)
United States top court to hear Wisconsin appeal in electoral map dispute United States top court to hear Wisconsin appeal in electoral map dispute
- June 20, 2017

The Supreme Court has never tossed out a redistricting map based on concerns about partisan (as opposed to racial) gerrymandering . The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of Wisconsin legislative districts as drawn by majority Republicans in 2011. (more...)
Spicer is 'kind of useless' Spicer is 'kind of useless'
- June 20, 2017

President Donald Trump may finally confirm by the end of the week whether tapes of conversations between him and former FBI Director James Comey exist, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Monday. "So the White House press secretary is getting to a point, Brooke, where he's just kind of useless", Acosta said during an appearance on " CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin ". (more...)
Strong thunderstorms possible Monday afternoon Strong thunderstorms possible Monday afternoon
- June 20, 2017

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has extended a flood warning for northern McLean County until noon Sunday. Heavy rain could lead to flash flooding, the weather service said, but severe winds will provide the main threat to the region. (more...)
Redskins owner says he's thrilled with ruling
- June 20, 2017

In his opinion for the court, Justice Samuel Alito rejected arguments that trademarks are government speech, not private speech. A lower court put the Redskins' dispute on hold pending the outcome of the band's case. "This journey has always been much bigger than our band - it's been about the rights of all marginalized communities to determine what's best for ourselves", he wrote on Facebook . (more...)
Cuba rejects new US policy, saying pressure will not work Cuba rejects new US policy, saying pressure will not work
- June 20, 2017

Trump announced that the USA would impose new limits on USA travelers to the island and ban any payments to the military-linked conglomerate that controls much of the island's tourism industry. Grupo de Administracion Empresarial SA, known as GAESA, a state-run, military-affiliated conglomerate, owns nearly all of the retail chains in Cuba and 57 of the mainly foreign-run hotels on the island. (more...)
President Trump tweets confirmation he's under investigation
- June 19, 2017

Trump confirmed in a tweet Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at Rosenstein, calling the investigation a "witch hunt". "We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country", Trump said. (more...)
List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter
- June 19, 2017

The story goes on to say that Hodgkinson likely suffered from some sort of mental illness and his political beliefs had "little" to do with his desire to target only congressional Republicans, even quoting a local Democratic staffer who categorically denied that Hodgkinson ever volunteered for them. (more...)