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  • Woman who livestreamed fatal California crash arrested again

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    A California woman on parole after serving a sentence for driving drunk while livestreaming a crash that killed her younger sister was arrested Thursday after crashing a car during a police pursuit, officials said. Officers arrested Obdulia Sanchez, 20, on weapons and traffic charges and a parole violation, said Officer Joe Silva, a Stockton Police Department spokesman. Officers tried to stop Sanchez for a vehicle code violation, but she did not pull over.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:55:50 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-California launches earthquake early warning system it calls best in world

    California rolled out the nation's first statewide earthquake warning system on Thursday, designed to detect seismic waves and alert residents through a mobile phone app even before the ground starts shaking. Governor Gavin Newsom, who urged Californians to download the MyShake app on the anniversary of the devastating Loma Prieta earthquake on Oct. 17, 1989, boasted the program was more sophisticated than early warning systems already used in Mexico and Japan.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:53:29 -0400
  • South Dakota teen pleads insanity in Wyoming girl's death

    A South Dakota teenager has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a girl from Wyoming whose body was found in his basement. The boy was indicted Wednesday in the killing of 16-year-old Shayna Ritthaler of Upton, Wyoming, whose body was found Oct. 7 in the basement of the defendant's home near Sturgis, where he lived with his mother.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:44:29 -0400
  • Mothers of Colombia's disappeared seek justice at war tribunal

    Mothers of young men and teenagers who say their sons were murdered by government soldiers during Colombia's conflict begged a tribunal for answers on Thursday as the country investigates human rights atrocities committed during its war. Colombia's five-decade war pitted leftist rebels against government forces and right-wing paramilitary groups. A 2016 peace accord between the government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels established a Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) tribunal which is investigating war crimes.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:38:12 -0400
  • Police: Gang member confesses in mass shooting at festival

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    A 20-year-old gang member has confessed to being one of two shooters in a gunfight that turned a lively summer community festival in Brooklyn into a blood-drenched nightmare, police said Thursday. One person died and 11 were wounded when Kyle Williams and a second, yet-unidentified gunman opened fire, possibly on each other, during the Brownsville neighborhood's annual Old Timers Day celebration July 27, police said. Police arrested Williams on Wednesday and he confessed to the shooting during questioning, Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:36:50 -0400
  • The Latest: Probe after Chicago chief found lying in car

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    Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has asked the department to investigate his actions after he was found lying down in a car near his home. Police department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Johnson indicated he parked his car after feeling lightheaded. The 59-year-old Johnson underwent kidney transplant surgery in August 2017.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:35:01 -0400
  • WarnerMedia's HBO Max to stream films of 'Spirited Away' producer

    This is the first time a streaming provider has obtained rights to Ghibli's films, WarnerMedia said on Thursday. Co-founded by master animator Hayao Miyazaki, the studio is known for its intricate, hand-drawn animation and imaginative coming-of-age story lines that made films like 1988's "My Neighbor Totoro" into an international hit. HBO Max will offer more than a dozen original shows and movies from stars including Reese Witherspoon and Anna Kendrick, as it prepares to go head-to-head with rival services from Netflix Inc, Walt Disney Co and Apple Inc.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:28:08 -0400
  • Individuals tied to Giuliani probe in SDNY plead not guilty

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    Two individuals charged in connection with an alleged scheme to circumvent federal laws against foreign campaign donations pleaded not guilty before a judge in the Southern District of New York on Thursday afternoon. David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin -- who appeared in court Thursday -- were charged along with Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas, who have ties to President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:26:24 -0400
  • Northeast officials team up to push pot, vaping regulations

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    The governors from several Northeastern states said Thursday they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping, including possible regional restrictions on flavored vaping products. Democratic governors from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania met in New York City with health and legislative officials.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:24:09 -0400
  • Romney speculates Turkey called Trump's bluff: 'Are we so weak and inept?'

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    The Utah senator delivers an impassioned speech on the Senate floor that accuses the president of betraying American values.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:20:21 -0400
  • Pentagon official won't testify Friday to House impeachment probe

    A top Pentagon official who oversees policy on Ukraine won't testify on Friday before the congressional committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump but is expected to do so next week, two sources told Reuters on Thursday. Laura Cooper's testimony has been sought by lawmakers interested in her knowledge of efforts by Trump to urge Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a top candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and allegations the president withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine as part of that effort.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:15:41 -0400
  • WarnerMedia's HBO Max to stream films of "Spirited Away" producer

    HBO Max, the forthcoming streaming service from AT&T Inc's WarnerMedia, will screen films from Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation producer behind the Academy Award-winning movie "Spirited Away". This is the first time a streaming provider has obtained rights to Ghibli's films, WarnerMedia said on Thursday. Co-founded by master animator Hayao Miyazaki, the studio is known for its intricate, hand-drawn animation and imaginative coming-of-age story lines that made films like 1988's "My Neighbor Totoro" into an international hit.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:14:29 -0400
  • Chicago top cop orders probe after being found lying in car

    Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he has asked the department to conduct an internal investigation on himself after he was found lying down in a car. Police department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says officers checked on Johnson's well-being and didn't observe any signs of impairment. The 59-year-old Johnson underwent kidney transplant surgery in August 2017.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:09:11 -0400
  • Alaska man seen in strangling video charged in 2nd death

    A man accused in the strangling of an Alaska woman seen on a digital memory card has been charged with another death, authorities said Thursday. Documents filed by the state Department of Law say 48-year-old Brian Steven Smith told detectives he was the man in the images and videos recovered from the card. Anchorage police identified that woman as Veronica Abouchuk.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:08:38 -0400
  • New York city council votes to close infamous Rikers Island jails

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    The New York City Council voted on Thursday to close the city's infamous Rikers Island jail complex by 2026, casting off a detention system plagued by chronic violence and decrepit facilities as part of a national rethinking of mass incarceration. The council approved an $8.7 billion legislative package to close Rikers and three other jails, create four more humane facilities throughout the city, and eventually turn Rikers Island itself into a public space.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:06:14 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-New York city council votes to close infamous Rikers Island jails

    The New York City Council voted on Thursday to close the city's infamous Rikers Island jail complex by 2026, casting off a detention system plagued by chronic violence and decrepit facilities as part of a national rethinking of mass incarceration. The council approved an $8.7 billion legislative package to close Rikers and three other jails, create four more humane facilities throughout the city, and eventually turn Rikers Island itself into a public space. "Rikers Island is a symbol of brutality and inhumanity and it is time for us to once and for all close Rikers Island," City Council Speaker Corey Johnson told colleagues before the vote.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:05:51 -0400
  • Study: California's big July quakes strain major fault

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    The earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of Ridgecrest last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby fault that has begun to slowly move, according to a new study. Ruptures in the Ridgecrest earthquake sequence ended a few miles from the Garlock Fault, which runs east-west for 185 miles (300 kilometers) from the San Andreas Fault to Death Valley. The Garlock Fault has been relatively quiet for 500 years.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:04:33 -0400
  • Plan to close notorious Rikers jail complex by 2026 approved

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    New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex, which has become synonymous with violence and neglect, and replace it with four smaller jails intended to be more modern and humane. The City Council voted 36-13 to replace the complex with four smaller jails located closer to the city's main courthouses in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. Rikers is scheduled to shutter by 2026, ending a decadeslong run as one of the world's largest jails.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:03:22 -0400
  • Judges grapple with misconduct claims in Jodi Arias case

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    Appellate judges who will decide whether to reverse Jodi Arias' murder conviction in the gruesome 2008 killing of her former boyfriend grappled Thursday with who was responsible for whipping up publicity during the salacious trial and whether alleged misconduct by a prosecutor should cause the verdict to be tossed. A lawyer for Arias told the Arizona Court of Appeals that prosecutor Juan Martinez improperly questioned witnesses, ignored rulings on evidence, courted publicity and made an unfounded accusation that an expert on her defense team had an inappropriate relationship with Arias. Terry Crist, a lawyer for the Arizona attorney general's office, told the judges that he believes Martinez may have occasionally violated court rules, but none of his actions should lead to a reversal of the conviction.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:03:15 -0400
  • Ex-U.S. biotech executive fined for lying to auditors, charges dropped against CFO: SEC

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    The former chief business officer of U.S. biotechnology company Osiris Therapeutics Inc has agreed to pay a $40,000 civil penalty for lying to auditors, the Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday. The SEC had alleged that Bobby Dwayne Montgomery prompted Osiris to book fake revenue and give false information to auditors. Montgomery agreed to a judgment that enjoins him from future violations of securities law, the SEC said in a statement.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:01:00 -0400
  • Boosting women's testosterone can increase muscle mass and endurance

    In a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, researchers found they could improve young women athletes' abilities by having them smear a cream containing testosterone on their thighs for 10 weeks, according to the results published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. "Our study gives evidence for the causal effect of testosterone on physical performance in women," said the study's lead author, Dr. Angelica Linden Hirschberg, a professor in the department of women's health at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. "Testosterone levels increased more than four times but were still much below the male range.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:58:05 -0400
  • Wisconsin school guard fired for repeating racial slur

    A black security guard at a Wisconsin high school who was fired after he says he repeated a racial slur while telling a student who had called him that word not to use it has filed a grievance seeking his job back. The Madison School District has a policy forbidding employees from saying racial slurs. West High Principal Karen Boran sent an email to families on Wednesday asaying that racial slurs are not acceptable in schools, regardless of context or circumstance, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:55:52 -0400
  • White House official denies Ukraine investigation into 2016 election was a condition for aid

    Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, said on Thursday that the White House had never required Ukraine to investigate the 2016 U.S. election in exchange for military aid, reversing comments he made earlier that day. "Let me be clear, there was absolutely no quid pro quo between Ukrainian military aid and any investigation into the 2016 election ... There never was any condition on the flow of the aid related to the matter of the DNC server," Mulvaney said, using a Latin term to mean a favor in exchange for a favor and referring to the Democratic National Committee. Mulvaney said to reporters earlier on Thursday that there was "no question" that the DNC server was one of the reasons why the White House delayed providing Ukraine with the funds.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:55:15 -0400
  • Virginia police: Officer fatally shot man who pointed gun

    A statement from Virginia State Police says 28-year-old Chase Andrew Austin was killed by a Roanoke officer Wednesday. The statement says officers responding to a trespassing call found Austin at a Krispy Kreme shop, which previously banned him from the location.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:55:08 -0400
  • Sheriff: North Carolina mother hid newborn baby in closet

    A North Carolina sheriff's office says it has charged a woman with first-degree murder and felony child abuse after an investigation showed she hid a newborn baby in a closet to conceal the fact that she had been pregnant. The Union County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Thursday that deputies responding to a 911 call from her husband on Sunday found 27-year-old Khrystina Marie Rice of Indian Trail on a bathroom floor and bleeding. Investigators say paramedics later found a newborn infant tightly wrapped in a blanket inside of a trash bag in a bedroom closet.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:54:47 -0400
  • 'Nothing to hide, nothing to fear,' Mexican president says of tax evasion crackdown

    Mexico's president said on Thursday that spy tactics could be used to fight tax evasion, after such violations were classified as serious crimes on the order of corruption and homicide, and he brushed off critiques of overreach. "Nothing to hide, nothing to fear," Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told his regular news conference. "This is for anything related to serious crimes... it's a legal means that's in the constitution for fighting corruption, for fighting fuel theft, for femicides," he said.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:49:45 -0400
  • The Latest: NYC to close Rikers Island jail complex by 2026

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    New York City lawmakers have approved a plan to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex and replace it with four smaller jails. The City Council voted Thursday to build the new jails and close Rikers by 2026. Mayor Bill de Blasio and other Democrats support the plan.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:49:28 -0400
  • U.S. Democrats Pelosi, Schumer call agreement with Turkey to pause Syria assault a 'sham'

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    The agreement "seriously undermines the credibility of America's foreign policy and sends a dangerous message to our allies and adversaries alike that our word cannot be trusted. President Erdogan has given up nothing, and President Trump has given him everything," Pelosi and Schumer said in a statement.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:48:51 -0400
  • Tanning salons cluster in neighborhoods with more gay and bisexual men

    Researchers examined data on the number of households with partnered male couples across 4,091 census tracts in 10 U.S. major cities and the distribution of tanning salons across those cities. The odds of living near a tanning salon were twice as high in areas where at least 10% of households were male couples than in neighborhoods with fewer gay households. "This matters because gay men already experience many health disparities and also have higher rates of skin cancer," said Dr. Eleni Linos, senior author of the study and a professor of dermatology and epidemiology at Stanford University in California.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:45:15 -0400
  • Syrian refugee, 17, attacked on San Diego trolley by man shouting slurs, police say

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    Assault comes amid spate of Islamophobic hate crimes in southern California, advocates sayThe attack comes a week after a San Diego man was charged with hate crimes in a separate incident. Photograph: George Rose/Getty ImagesA 17-year-old Syrian refugee was attacked on a trolley in San Diego by a man yelling anti-Arab slurs, according to advocates and police, who say the assault was the latest in a series of Islamophobic hate crimes in southern California.The high school student was returning home from school on Tuesday afternoon when a man approached and asked, “Where are you from? Are you Mexican?”, according to the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (Pana), a community organization assisting the victim. When the teenager said he was Arab, the man assaulted him while shouting anti-Arab and Islamophobic slurs, injuring his face and eye, the group said.The attack, which police are investigating as a hate crime, comes one week after a San Diego man was charged with hate crimes in a separate incident. Kyle Allen, 50, was accused of attacking three Muslim women, including slapping them and pulling on one of their hijabs while telling them to “go back to your country”. In March, there was also an arson attack on a mosque in the region.“He doesn’t understand how something like this could happen to him,” said Geneviéve Jones-Wright, Pana’s legal director, who is working with the 17-year-old refugee. “He’s dealing with the emotional trauma as well as the physical injury.”Jones-Wright said she was disturbed to learn that there were several witnesses on the trolley but that no one intervened to help the teenager: “There were people standing around watching this child be pummeled.”Pana, which works with refugees and Muslims in the region, helped the victim report the incident to police. Jones-Wright said the San Diego police department initially told the organization the incident would be classified as a “gang” crime, not a hate crime, because of the neighborhood of the attack, prompting concerns law enforcement was not taking the case seriously.Pana said the teen’s face and eye were injured. Photograph: Courtesy PanaThe San Diego police sergeant Matthew Botkin told the Guardian on Thursday that police were treating the case as a hate crime, saying it was possible police initially mentioned a gang investigation because of the “Where are you from?” question the suspect allegedly asked.Botkin said the suspect was a Hispanic male in his 20s and that police were reviewing footage of the incident, but could not comment further. Pana shared with the Guardian a photo of the victim’s injuries, showing swelling under his eye.There has been a recent increase in reported hate crimes by white male perpetrators in southern California, and a San Diego Union-Tribune analysis found there were more than 430 hate crimes documented across the county between 2014 and 2018.The Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair) also recently found that 40% of Muslim students in California report being bullied, a problem that Cair leaders say is significant in San Diego. A Pana report on refugee experiences in San Diego also found that 78% felt unwelcome at school, and 80% felt unwelcome in their neighborhoods.“It’s very clear that white supremacy and Islamophobia are on the rise in this country, and that the president of the United States is emboldening white supremacists,” said Dustin Craun, executive director of Cair San Diego. He noted that some families in the region have been forced to transfer schools due to anti-Muslim bullying.Although California is known as the progressive state leading the resistance to Trump’s anti-immigrant policies, San Diego has a long history of white supremacist violence. Orange county, another southern California region known for its conservative neighborhoods, has also been plagued by recent controversies involving racism in schools.Ramla Sahid, Pana’s executive director, said her organization was interested in pursuing a restorative justice process with the suspect in the trolley attack instead of traditional prosecution.“Criminalization of another young person in our community is definitely not the answer,” she said, noting that it would be more effective if the suspect could meet with the victim to address the harm he caused: “It’s harder to hate someone you know … We are stronger when we come together and choose reconciliation and healing rather than criminalization, which basically continues the practice of demonizing each other.”Sahid added: “This young man’s prejudice and perception of Muslims and Islam and folks from the Middle East is a symptom of this larger xenophobic, racist, anti-Muslim atmosphere that the [Trump] administration has intensified.”Botkin said it was too early to comment on the group’s interest in restorative justice, saying, “Our goal is to get justice for this kid. It’s totally unacceptable what happened.”

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:41:56 -0400
  • U.S. Democrats Pelosi, Schumer call agreement with Turkey to pause Syria assault a 'sham'

    The agreement "seriously undermines the credibility of America's foreign policy and sends a dangerous message to our allies and adversaries alike that our word cannot be trusted. President Erdogan has given up nothing, and President Trump has given him everything," Pelosi and Schumer said in a statement.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:39:13 -0400
  • Space station's 2 women prep for 1st all-female spacewalk

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    Men have floated out the hatch on all 420 spacewalks conducted over the past half-century. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will make "HERstory," as NASA is calling it, with the first all-female spacewalk. All four men aboard the International Space Station will remain inside, as Koch and Meir go out to replace a broken battery charger.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:36:58 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-NTSB to determine probable cause of fatal Uber self-driving crash

    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a Nov. 19 hearing to determine the probable cause of a March 2018 Uber Technologies Inc self-driving vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Arizona. The crash, involving a Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle that Uber was using to test self-driving technology, was a blow to the autonomous vehicle industry and led other companies to temporarily halt their testing. Elaine Herzberg, 49, was walking her bicycle outside the crosswalk on a four-lane road when she was struck by the Uber vehicle traveling 39 miles per hour (63 kph).

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:36:10 -0400
  • Controlled blasts to bring down cranes at collapse site

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    Two giant, badly damaged construction cranes towering over a partially collapsed hotel project are to be demolished Friday with a series of controlled explosions in hopes of dropping them straight down without damaging nearby businesses and historic buildings around the site at the edge of the French Quarter. Fire Chief Tim McConnell said work was beginning Thursday in hopes of bringing the multi-ton structures down ahead of approaching tropical weather. Forecasters said a tropical storm could form in the Gulf of Mexico and affect the area by Friday night.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:36:09 -0400
  • Cargill suspends shifts at Kansas beef facility after explosion

    Cargill said on Thursday it had suspended some shifts at its Dodge City, Kansas, beef-packing plant after an explosion injured two employees. Cargill spokesman Daniel Sullivan said the company expects the facility to be fully operational soon and that it would meet all it customer commitments. Livestock analyst Cassie Fish said the explosion was at a building that processes blood into blood meal, a feed additive, and not at the main part of the meat-packing plant that can process up to 6,000 head of cattle a day.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:28:18 -0400
  • Person of interest in girl's abduction freed on bond

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    A person of interest in the abduction of a 3-year-old Alabama girl has been released from jail after being arrested on unrelated charges. Al.com reports 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth bonded out of the Jefferson County Jail early Thursday. Stallworth and his girlfriend, 29-year-old Derrick Irisha Brown, were arrested Sunday after police released surveillance images of the SUV believed to be involved in Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney's abduction Saturday outside at a birthday party.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:27:52 -0400
  • Texas prosecutor tosses charges in 1992 teen double slaying

    A Texas man who was sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting two teenagers in 1992 is now a free man after a district attorney dismissed the charges. Richard Bryan Kussmaul was convicted of capital murder in 1994 for killing 17-year-old Leslie Murphy and 14-year-old Stephen Neighbors in a mobile home near Moody, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Dallas. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that the McLennan County District Attorney's Office dismissed the charges Wednesday, citing "passage of time," testimony recantations from Kussmaul's three co-defendants and improvements in DNA technology.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:26:49 -0400
  • Bicycle deliveryman acquitted in fatal stabbing of developer

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    A jury found a Philadelphia bicycle deliveryman not guilty Thursday of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a real estate developer in a case that carried racial implications. The jury agreed that 22-year-old Michael White acted in self-defense in the July 2018 stabbing of 37-year-old Sean Schellenger during a confrontation sparked by a traffic dispute near the city's upscale Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. White, who is black, did not know Schellenger, who was white, and was not involved in the traffic dispute.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:23:34 -0400
  • Kansas says backlog of untested rape kits nearly eliminated

    Kansas law enforcement agencies have nearly eliminated a backlog of 2,200 sexual assault kits that had gone untested, including some that dated back decades, authorities announced Thursday. Agencies have had about 2,000 of the kits tested by forensic labs and the remaining 235 should be tested by the end of the month, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said. Officials said the additional testing allowed 373 biological profiles from the evidence to be entered into a computerized DNA database and resulted in 243 hits, which could provide leads to law enforcement agencies.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:23:26 -0400
  • School's out: Chicago teachers strike, 1st day deal unlikely

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    Striking teachers marched in picket lines outside hundreds of Chicago schools on Thursday after their union and city officials failed to reach a contract deal in the nation's third-largest school district, canceling classes for more than 300,000 students for the duration of a walkout that seemed likely to head into a second day. The strike in the nation's third-largest school district came after the Chicago Teachers Union confirmed Wednesday night that its 25,000 members would not return to their classrooms. It follows months of negotiations between the union and Chicago Public Schools that failed to resolve disputes over pay and benefits, class size and teacher preparation time.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:22:18 -0400
  • Brandywine Realty Trust: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The results matched Wall Street expectations. The real estate investment trust, based in Philadelphia, said it had funds from operations of $64 million, or 36 cents per share, in the period.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:22:10 -0400
  • Hurricane Center: Tropical storm likely along Gulf Coast

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    A disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is likely to become a tropical storm that will strike the northern U.S. Gulf Coast with high wind and heavy rains, forecasters said Thursday. Moving off the eastern coast of Mexico, the low pressure system was expected to develop into a tropical or subtropical system late Thursday or on Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters issued a tropical storm warning for southeastern Louisiana as well as the northern Gulf Coast from the Alabama-Mississippi line to the Big Bend area of the Florida Panhandle.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:21:08 -0400
  • A look at Kate Middleton's Pakistan tour fashion, style experts weigh in

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    From an aqua blue shalwar kameez-inspired dress to her patterned dupatta, Duchess Kate Middleton's fashion choices for the royal five-day tour of Pakistan have been celebrated for paying tribute to traditional Pakistani culture. Middleton has worn an array of looks that celebrate Pakistan's culture during her recent visit to the country. Upon arrival, the Duchess of Cambridge wore the aqua blue shalwar kameez-inspired dress, which is a traditional style for Pakistani women.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:15:00 -0400
  • U.S. says struck ceasefire deal knowing Kurdish YPG could not hold territory

    The United States struck a ceasefire agreement with Turkey on Thursday that will halt the fighting in exchange for a retreat by Kurdish YPG militia from a "safe zone" area in part because the U.S. believed the Kurds would not be able to hold that area militarily anyway, a top U.S. official said. "There's no doubt that the YPG wishes that they could stay in these areas," U.S. Special Envoy to Syria James Jeffrey told pool reporters traveling with him. Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by the Trump administration and cast by Turkey as a complete victory.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:12:38 -0400
  • France says foiled Sept. 11-inspired attack

    France's interior minister said on Thursday that intelligence services had arrested a man for planning an attack inspired by plane attacks on the World Trade Center in New York in Sept. 2001. France has for several years grappled with how to respond to both homegrown jihadists and foreign militants following a series of attacks across the country. "Just before (that attack) there was a 60th attempted attack since 2013," Christophe Castaner told France 2 television.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:05:27 -0400
  • The Latest: Tropical storm likely to form in Gulf of Mexico

    Forecasters say a disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is expected to soon become a tropical or subtropical storm that will take aim at the northern U.S. Gulf Coast in coming days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm system was located Thursday afternoon about 570 miles (920) kilometers southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River. It says the system could become a named storm — Nestor — sometime late Thursday or on Friday.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:00:15 -0400
  • Border Patrol's growing presence at hospitals creates fear

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    An armed Border Patrol agent roamed the hallways of an emergency room in Miami on a recent day as nurses wheeled stretchers and medical carts through the hospital and families waited for physicians to treat their loved ones. The agent in the olive-green uniform freely stepped in and out of the room where a woman was taken by ambulance after throwing up and fainting while being detained on an immigration violation, according to advocates who witnessed the scene. The presence of immigration authorities is becoming increasingly common at health care facilities around the country, and hospitals are struggling with where to draw the line to protect patients' rights amid rising immigration enforcement in the Trump administration.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:58:45 -0400
  • Reuters Entertainment News Summary

    Legendary Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso, who achieved global acclaim in the 1940s and went on to run the internationally renowned National Ballet of Cuba for decades, died on Thursday at age 98, state-run media said. "Alicia Alonso has gone and left an enormous void, but also an unbeatable legacy," President Miguel Diaz-Canel said in a post on Twitter. "She positioned Cuba at the altar of the best of dance worldwide.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:58:30 -0400
  • Reuters Health News Summary

    Following is a summary of current health news briefs. The chief executives of the three largest U.S. drug distributors and a drugmaker have been summoned to appear before a federal judge to discuss a proposal to resolve thousands of lawsuits alleging they fueled the U.S. opioid crisis, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The order by U.S. District Judge Dan Polster in Cleveland, Ohio, came as distributors McKesson Corp, Cardinal Health Inc, AmerisourceBergen Corp and Israel-based drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd moved to reach a deal ahead of a trial before him that begins on Monday.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:58:29 -0400
  • Reuters People News Summary

    Legendary Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso, who achieved global acclaim in the 1940s and went on to run the internationally renowned National Ballet of Cuba for decades, died on Thursday at age 98, state-run media said. "Alicia Alonso has gone and left an enormous void, but also an unbeatable legacy," President Miguel Diaz-Canel said in a post on Twitter. "She positioned Cuba at the altar of the best of dance worldwide.

    Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:58:27 -0400
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