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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged over charity donor list

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 03:27:32 GMT

In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a news conference in Jefferson City, Mo., about allegations related to an extramarital affair with his hairdresser. Accused of sexual and political misconduct, Greitens is defying calls to resign from top lawmakers in his own party while instead banking on steady support from the voters who backed his populist campaign against "corrupt insiders" and "career politicians."




Maker of jet engine in fatal accident wants more inspections

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:08:29 GMT

National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwest Airlines jet blew the engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman from getting sucked out.




Thousands of US students walk out of school in gun control protests

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:46:02 GMT

Students across the US have streamed out of their schools in the latest round of gun control protests following the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/thousands-of-us-students-walk-out-of-school-in-gun-control-protests-36828310.html Students across the US have streamed out of their schools in the latest round of gun control protests following the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.




Amber Rudd vowed to give Home Office - teeth' over illegal migrants - " leaked memo

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:30:41 GMT

Amber Rudd privately pledged to give the Home Office "teeth" in efforts to remove illegal migrants from the UK, according to a leaked memo. The Home Secretary set out her vision to "radically reshape" the department's immigration enforcement activities in a letter to Theresa May last January.




Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:07:43 GMT

The poll found that Americans are most downbeat about the relationship with Russia: 56 percent think it will get worse over the next year, while just 13 percent think it will improve. Even among Republicans, more expect the relationship with Russia to get worse than better, 40 percent to 20 percent, though another 40 percent expect it to stay about the same.




Reward doubled to $20K after 700 pounds of dynamite stolen

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:28:38 GMT

Federal authorities have doubled the reward to $20,000 for information on the theft of hundreds of explosives from a worksite in Pennsylvania. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says approximately 700 pounds of dynamite and 400 blasting caps were stolen over the weekend from a Gregory General Contracting Company site in the southeastern part of the state.




Mom who lost pink house, court case hopes for box office win

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:45:56 GMT

What Kelo wanted when she took her case to the high court more than a decade ago was to get to stay in her little pink house in New London, Connecticut. The city was trying to force her out to make way for development, and Kelo didn't want to go.




Alabama man, 83, executed for judge's 1989 mail-bomb slaying Source: AP

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:03:43 GMT

An Alabama inmate convicted of the mail-bomb slaying of a federal judge during a wave of Southern terror in 1989 was executed by lethal injection Thursday, becoming the oldest prisoner put to death in the U.S. in modern times. Walter Leroy Moody Jr., 83, was pronounced dead at 8:42 p.m. following an injection at the Alabama prison at Atmore.




Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:37:45 GMT

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel's Russia investigation, a Trump attorney said Thursday. With the addition of Giuliani, Trump gains an experienced litigator and former U.S. attorney in Manhattan.




Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli moves to New Jersey for federal prison stay

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:09:56 GMT

The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug was moved Tuesday to a low-security federal prison in New Jersey. Martin Shkreli was sent from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center in New York to the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix.




FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:23:40 GMT

U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window. The Federal Aviation Administration's announcement late Wednesday comes nearly a year after the engine's manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work.




Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim Jong Un

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:26:55 GMT

"If I think that if it's a meeting that is not going to be fruitful we're not going to go," Trump told a news conference. President Donald Trump said that although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it's "not going to be fruitful."




Gov. Jerry Brown says agreement reached on California guard deployment

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:04:49 GMT

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday that he would join President Donald Trump's border mission by contributing up to 400 National Guard troops, announcing a deal after a week of uncertainty about how to accomplish a deployment that focuses largely on illegal immigration and honor the governor's insistence that troops avoid immigration-related work. Brown said the Guard's duties include fighting transnational criminal gangs and drug and gun smugglers in an order that reiterates his initial positions that the Guard cannot handle custody duties for anyone accused of immigration violations, build border barriers or have anything to do with immigration enforcement.




GOP-led Congress takes regulatory fight to car loans

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:27:12 GMT

The GOP-led Senate has voted to block guidance a consumer protection agency issued five years ago to help ensure minority car buyers don't pay higher interest rates on car loans. The vote was 51-47.




'Nerves of steel': She calmly landed the Southwest flight,...

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:54:27 GMT

"Southwest 1380, we're single engine," said Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, a former fighter pilot with the U.S. Navy.




More than 600 students compete at Skills Canada BC

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:12:35 GMT

More than 600 students in Grades 6 to 12 will compete in 58 fields such as aerospace, automotive, 3D animation, baking, welding, robotics and more. Gold-medal winners at today's provincial competition will advance to the Skills Canada National Competition , running June 4 and 5 in Edmonton.




McConnell won't hold a vote on legislation to protect Mueller from being fired

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:10:07 GMT

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee. His comments came amid widespread opposition to the bill among members of his caucus, with several GOP senators saying the bill is unconstitutional.