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  • California releases man from prison, begins rewind of overly harsh long-term sentences

    State is one of nation's largest contributors to mass incarceration. Fix? Allow prosecutors to undo punishments.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:27:06 -0400
  • Exclusive: Daimler to make Mercedes Benz-branded heavy trucks in China - sources

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    German auto maker Daimler AG plans to build Mercedes Benz-branded heavy trucks in China by revamping truck plants owned by its local joint venture, according to a document seen by Reuters and two sources familiar with the matter. The plan will deepen the alliance between Daimler and its Chinese truck JV partner, Beiqi Foton Co Ltd , and comes after the purchase of a 5% stake in Daimler last month by its Mercedes Benz passenger car partner, Beijing Automotive Group Co Ltd (BAIC), Foton's parent group. "Localization of Mercedes Benz-branded trucks had been planned years before, so it has nothing to do with BAIC Group's recent stake purchase in Daimler," one source said.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:26:26 -0400
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' host Tom Bergeron disagrees with 'divisive' casting

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    "Dancing With the Stars" host Tom Bergeron is not on board with some of this season's casting. Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who worked for President Donald Trump for much of 2017, is one of this season's competitors.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:24:19 -0400
  • FOREX-Dollar holds gains after Fed minutes temper rate cut expectations

    The dollar held gains on Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting hosed down some aggressive expectations the central bank would embark on a series of deep interest rate cuts. Asian currencies are expected to trade in tight ranges on Thursday ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's speech at Jackson Hole on Friday for signs of just how far the U.S. central bank is prepared to lower rates.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:02:10 -0400
  • Jet catches fire in Northern California; 10 aboard unhurt

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    All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said. The pilot of the twin-engine Cessna Citation jet aborted its takeoff at Oroville Municipal Airport for unknown reasons shortly before noon, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. The plane was carrying two pilots and eight passengers, and "all were accounted for, no injuries," said Joe Deal, Oroville's fire and police chief.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:00:07 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Washington Governor Inslee withdraws bid for U.S. Democratic presidential nomination

    Washington state Governor Jay Inslee, who made the fight against climate change the focus of his White House campaign, said on Wednesday he was withdrawing from the race for the 2020 U.S. Democratic presidential nomination. The 68-year-old Inslee, speaking on MSNBC, said it had become clear he would not be the party's standard-bearer and that he was pulling out of the race. Inslee announced his bid for the Democratic nomination on March 1.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:55:16 -0400
  • Who's running for president in 2020?

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    Following Democrats' sweeping victories in the House of Representatives during the 2018 midterm elections, many in the party were eagerly anticipating the 2020 presidential election and the opportunity to unseat President Donald Trump. The field of candidates is large and following the first Democratic debates in Miami, the field lost its first candidate. The senior senator from Colorado announced his presidential bid during a May 2 appearance on CBS This Morning, just weeks after a successful prostate cancer operation.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:44:00 -0400
  • 23 accused in broad Aryan Warriors supremacist case in Vegas

    Nineteen men and four women are charged in Las Vegas with being part of a white supremacist gang with ties to state prison and street crimes, including murder, drug trafficking and identity theft, according to documents unsealed Wednesday. A 152-count indictment filed in Nevada state court accuses all 23 defendants of being members or associates of the Aryan Warriors and says they took part in a criminal racketeering enterprise. Two defendants, Devin Alan Campbell and Christopher Gene Ashoff, are accused of shooting two men — Josue Contreras-Verdin and David Esparza-Sanchez — dead in January.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:29:51 -0400
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    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:23:46 -0400
  • Shooter at large after LA deputy shot at sheriff's station

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    Investigators believe a gunshot that wounded a deputy outside a Los Angeles County sheriff's station on Wednesday was fired from a nearby building complex that provides mental health services and low income housing, authorities said. Deputies searched for the shooter inside the block-long, four-story structure with many windows that overlook the sheriff's facility in downtown Lancaster, a desert city of about 160,000 people north of Los Angeles. The city's mayor, R. Rex Parris, said the area was locked down, and there was no threat to the general public.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:20:57 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Japan says gaps remain with U.S. on trade after 'very tough' talks

    Motegi is visiting Washington, D.C., for talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, where the two sides hope to narrow gaps on areas such as agriculture and automobiles in order to clinch an early bilateral deal. "Issues that need to be sorted out in ministerial-level talks have been narrowed down quite a bit," Motegi told reporters after his meeting with Lighthizer.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:18:20 -0400
  • Texas executes man in 1998 slaying of college student

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    A Texas death row inmate who argued that his conviction was based on junk science was executed Wednesday for the abduction, rape and killing of a suburban Houston community college student more than 20 years ago. Larry Swearingen, 48, received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the December 1998 killing of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter. Swearingen, who had always maintained his innocence in Trotter's death, was the 12th inmate put to death this year in the U.S. and the fourth in Texas, the nation's busiest capital punishment state.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:16:07 -0400
  • Japan says gaps remain with U.S. on trade after 'very tough' talks

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    Motegi is visiting Washington, D.C., for talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, where the two sides hope to narrow gaps on areas such as agriculture and automobiles in order to clinch an early bilateral deal. "Issues that need to be sorted out in ministerial-level talks have been narrowed down quite a bit," Motegi told reporters after his meeting with Lighthizer.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:12:48 -0400
  • RPT-COLUMN-Britain’s blackout points to need for more reserves: Kemp

    National Grid’s interim report into the blackout which hit Britain earlier this month provides a useful timeline of the faults and trips on the network, but leaves important questions about reliability unanswered. The interim report blames the blackout on lightning strikes on the transmission system north of London, which caused a series of outages that left the grid with insufficient generation to meet demand. The lightning strikes caused a very brief disconnection of a main transmission line and triggered a longer loss of around 500 megawatts (MW) of local distributed generation, which automatically disconnected to protect itself and the network.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:00:00 -0400
  • Russian chess legend Anatoly Karpov unable to get U.S. visa, friend says

    Russian chess grandmaster Anatoly Karpov has been unable for several months to obtain a visa to travel to the United States, his friend, the owner of a chess academy in New York who invited him to teach a summer camp there, said on Wednesday. Karpov, 68, considered one of the greatest chess players of the modern era, has visited the United States regularly since 1972.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:58:38 -0400
  • Congressman: Space Command's initial home will be Colorado

    The initial headquarters for the Pentagon's new Space Command will be at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, a congressman said Wednesday. The command will officially start operations next month at the base in Colorado Springs, said Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Republican. The Defense Department has not yet announced the command's permanent home.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:42:13 -0400
  • Where Garner died, changes in policing win little applause

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    A police cruiser constantly sits a few feet from a small floral memorial to Eric Garner on the Staten Island sidewalk where he spent his dying moments five years ago. Tompkinsville Park, which police were targeting for patrols when they encountered Garner selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, remains a gathering place for desperate people. It was the day after Police Commissioner James O'Neill announced his decision to fire the white officer who put Garner in a chokehold, hastening his death and making the man's dying words, "I can't breathe," a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:40:53 -0400
  • Latest: Mayor: Deputy hit with bullet from nearby building

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    Authorities believe the gunshot that wounded a deputy outside a Los Angeles County sheriff's station was fired from a nearby building complex that provides mental-health services and low-income housing. Deputies on Wednesday evening are searching for the shooter inside the block-long, four-story structure that overlooks the sheriff's facility in downtown Lancaster, north of Los Angeles. Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris says the deputy was wearing a ballistic vest when he was struck while standing in a parking lot.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:35:08 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Russia, China seek U.N. Security Council meeting on U.S. missile developments

    Russia and China have asked the United Nations Security Council to meet on Thursday over "statements by U.S. officials on their plans to develop and deploy medium-range missiles," according to the request seen by Reuters. Moscow and Beijing want to convene the 15-member council under the agenda item "threats to international peace and security" and have requested that U.N. disarmament affairs chief Izumi Nakamitsu brief the body. The Pentagon said on Monday it had tested a conventionally configured cruise missile that hit its target after more than 500 km (310 miles) of flight, the first such test since the United States pulled out Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:34:45 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Trump attacks Ford Motor for not backing fuel economy rollback

    U.S. President Donald Trump stepped up a series of attacks on automakers on Wednesday for not backing his administration's plan to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency rules, singling out Ford Motor Co in particular for backing a deal with California for stricter fuel economy standards. Ford is one of four automakers, along with Honda Motor Co , BMW AG and Volkswagen AG, that reached a voluntary agreement with California on fuel efficiency rules, defying Trump and his administration's effort to strip the state of the right to fight climate change by setting its own standards.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:33:16 -0400
  • Japan's Motegi says gaps remain with U.S. on trade after 1st-day talks

    Japan's Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Wednesday there were still gaps that needed to be ironed out with the United States in agreeing on a bilateral trade deal. "Issues that need to be sorted out in ministerial-level talks have been narrowed down quite a bit," Motegi told reporters after meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Motegi is visiting Washington D.C. for trade talks that kicked off on Wednesday.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:31:56 -0400
  • Jurors at Greg Craig trial see invoice he backdated for Manafort

    Prosecutors appear to be suggesting that Craig was willing to go to considerable lengths to help Ukraine’s government to deal with its public relations headaches.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:31:10 -0400
  • Immigration lawyers: We saw what's happening at the US-Mexico border. It's a tragic farce.

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    There is no due process in Mexico for asylum seekers, just endless obstacles to staying alive, finding an attorney and communicating with authorities.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:29:08 -0400
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares find support, still waiting on stimulus

    Asian shares edged ahead on Thursday after Wall Street got a boost from strong retail results, while bonds retreated as U.S. policy makers sounded conflicted on whether to cut interest rates as sharply as markets were wagering. On Wall Street, the Dow had gained 0.93%, while the S&P 500 rose 0.82% and the Nasdaq 0.90%.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:26:20 -0400
  • FOREX-Dollar holds gains after Fed minutes temper rate cut expectations

    The dollar held gains on Thursday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting hosed down some aggressive expectations the central bank would embark on a series of deep interest rate cuts. Asian currencies are expected to trade in tight ranges on Thursday ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's speech at Jackson Hole on Friday for signs of just how far the U.S. central bank is prepared to lower rates.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:21:01 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Texas executes man convicted of abducting, killing college student

    Texas on Wednesday put to death a man found guilty of the rape and murder of a 19-year-old college student in an execution that followed arguments from the inmate's attorneys that authorities ignored key evidence that would exonerate him. Larry Swearingen, 48, who had professed his innocence in the case, was given a lethal injection and pronounced dead at 6:47 p.m. CDT at the state's death chamber in Huntsville, Jeremy Desel, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, said in an email. Swearingen's last words were: "Lord forgive them.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:17:41 -0400
  • Duchess Meghan shares a 'sneak peek' of her upcoming capsule collection

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    Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, surprised a group of women at a photoshoot for her upcoming capsule collection in partnership with the charity Smart Works, she shared in an Instagram story Wednesday. The Duchess shared the news on the official account she shares with her husband, Prince Harry. "An initiative supporting the Smart Works collective which will equip women entering the work force [sic] with the key work wear [sic] essentials they need.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:17:00 -0400
  • Plastic particles in drinking water present 'low' risk: WHO

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    Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a "low" risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Studies over the past year on plastic particles detected in tap and bottled water have sparked public concerns but the limited data appears reassuring, the U.N. agency said its first report on potential health risks associated with ingestion. Microplastics enter drinking water sources mainly through run-off and wastewater effluent, the WHO said.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:05:14 -0400
  • FEATURE - Male slavery survivors in UK struggle to get support as numbers soar

    Yu tried to clear his mind of the years he spent enslaved in a restaurant as the group of survivors finished meditating and turned to their plans for the future. Sitting in a community centre in Birmingham, central England, with a handful of other male victims of human trafficking, Yu was learning to process his emotions and focus on his dream of studying medicine and becoming a doctor. Forced labour has recently overtaken sexual exploitation as the main form of modern slavery in Britain - accounting for about 60% of suspected victims last year compared to around 40% in 2013 - and the vast majority of those put to work are men.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:01:01 -0400
  • Plastic particles in drinking water present 'low' risk - WHO

    Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a "low" risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Studies over the past year on plastic particles detected in tap and bottled water have sparked public concerns but the limited data appears reassuring, the U.N. agency said its first report on potential health risks associated with ingestion. Microplastics enter drinking water sources mainly through run-off and wastewater effluent, the WHO said.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:01:00 -0400
  • More deals, less conflict? Cross-border water planning key, report warns

    Fewer than one in three of the world's transboundary rivers and lake basins and just nine of the 350 aquifers that straddle more than one country have cross-border management systems in place, according to a new index by the Economist Intelligence Unit. With more than half the world's population likely to live in water-scarce areas by 2050 and 40 percent dependent on transboundary water, that is a growing threat, said Matus Samel, a public policy consultant with the Economist Intelligence Unit. "Most transboundary basins are peaceful, but the trend is that we are seeing more and more tensions and conflict arising," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:00:05 -0400
  • ANALYSIS-No minorities, no meat? Gig economy deepens cities' divides

    Last month's incident was among a long series of allegations of discrimination related to religion, race, gender or sexual orientation in the so-called gig economy that also includes ride hailing apps Uber and Ola, and home-sharing platform Airbnb. "There is now ample evidence of racial discrimination on gig economy platforms, and I would not be at all surprised to see religious discrimination also," said Don MacKenzie, an assistant professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. "The consequences of this discrimination fall hardest on those who are discriminated against, but may also have social consequences for cities in general," said MacKenzie, who has studied racial discrimination at ride-hailing apps.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:00:00 -0400
  • Baltimore teen gets life in prison in police officer slaying

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    A Baltimore teenager was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, more than a year after he accelerated a stolen Jeep and fatally struck a Maryland police officer in a suburban cul-de-sac. Dawnta Harris, 17, was tried as an adult earlier this year and convicted of felony murder in the slaying of Baltimore County police Officer Amy Caprio. A judge in the suburban county that surrounds the city of Baltimore also sentenced Harris to 20 years in prison for burglary.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:59:57 -0400
  • The Latest: Texas executes man in college student's death

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    Texas has executed a man who maintained his innocence in the abduction, rape and murder of a suburban Houston community college student more than 20 years ago. Larry Swearingen received a lethal injection Wednesday at the state penitentiary in Huntsville.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:58:41 -0400
  • WRAPUP 1-Trump calls Danish PM's rebuff of Greenland idea 'nasty' as trip cancellation stuns Danes

    WASHINGTON/COPENHAGEN, Aug 21 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump declared Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's dismissal of his idea to buy Greenland "nasty" and an affront to the United States on Wednesday, a day after shocking Danes by canceling a Copenhagen visit over the rebuff. Danes voiced disbelief at Trump's decision to forgo the trip, although Frederiksen said she believed relations with the United States, a NATO ally, would not be affected.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:57:36 -0400
  • Reuters World News Summary

    Following is a summary of current world news briefs. Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media. Presented without evidence and disputed by environmental and climate experts, Bolsonaro's comments enraged critics and fanned a growing social media campaign over the dangers to the Amazon, one of the world's key bulwarks against climate change.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:51:53 -0400
  • Authorities investigate Dallas postal customer's racist rant

    Dallas police and U.S. Postal Service inspectors are investigating a customer's racist rant against an employee at a post office. In a widely viewed video posted Wednesday on Twitter, a white man standing at a north Dallas postal counter yells for the worker to give him a form. The man yells at the customers that he doesn't care and tells them to "shove it!" He then turns back to the counter and calls the employee a fool before launching into more profane insults, including racist slurs.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:26:53 -0400
  • Pilot says he had to bring down plane while cameras rolled

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    Pilot David Lesh, a 34-year-old globe-trotting skier and the founder of Colorado-based outerwear company Virtika, had embarked on the flight Tuesday over Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco. "David radioes to me that he's lost engine power," Leipelt said.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:23:43 -0400
  • Judge tells jail to improve conditions for Epstein cellmate

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    A judge ordered a federal jail on Wednesday to improve housing conditions for one of Jeffrey Epstein's former cellmates, who wanted to be moved out of the lockup because he feared retaliation by guards. Nicholas Tartaglione, a former police officer awaiting trial in a quadruple murder case, was sharing a cell with Epstein at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan in July when the financier was placed on a suicide watch after being discovered with bruises on his neck. Several weeks later, Epstein hanged himself in his cell.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:22:18 -0400
  • Man who recorded pig's treatment banned from Iowa State Fair

    A Des Moines man who recorded what he says was the abuse of a show pig at the Iowa State Fair earlier this month has been banned from the fair for life. Wheaten Mather tells the Des Moines Register that he and a friend were at the fair Aug. 8 when he saw a boy hitting a squealing show pig in the face with a stick called a hog whip, and Mather started recording on his cellphone. Mather confronted fair CEO Gary Slater about the incident 10 days later.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:19:34 -0400
  • Death row inmate who always maintained his innocence executed by lethal injection

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    A death row inmate who always maintained his innocence has been executed for the abduction, rape and murder of a student more than 20 years ago.Larry Swearingen received a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in the Texan city of Huntsville for the 1998 killing of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:12:00 -0400
  • Over Fed minutes, a Trump-shaped shadow

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    The one thing Federal Reserve officials were in broad agreement about at their last meeting was this: to not tip their hands about what happens next. Minutes released on Wednesday showed a fractious meeting on many fronts last month when a divided Fed cut interest rates for the first time in a decade. Undercommit, and it may throw markets off course - and draw more fire from Trump, who has been relentless in demanding not one but a slew of rate cuts and even a return to crisis-era bond buying to supercharge a softening but still-growing economy.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:09:08 -0400
  • Over Fed minutes, a Trump-shaped shadow

    The one thing Federal Reserve officials were in broad agreement about at their last meeting was this: to not tip their hands about what happens next. Minutes released on Wednesday showed a fractious meeting on many fronts last month when a divided Fed cut interest rates for the first time in a decade. Undercommit, and it may throw markets off course - and draw more fire from Trump, who has been relentless in demanding not one but a slew of rate cuts and even a return to crisis-era bond buying to supercharge a softening but still-growing economy.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:05:59 -0400
  • Mexican musician Celso Pina, accordion 'rebel,' dies at 66

    Mexican musician Celso Pina, famed as "the rebel of the accordion" for mixing eclectic styles with traditional Colombian cumbia, died on Wednesday of a heart attack in his hometown of Monterrey, his record label La Tuna Records said. With an interest in genres ranging from ska to hip-hop, Pina collaborated with a number of major Mexican rock artists including Cafe Tacvba, Lila Downs and Julieta Venegas. In 2002 his solo album "Barrio Bravo" was nominated for a Latin Grammy.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:00:53 -0400
  • FACTBOX-Postcard from HK frontline: Why a student throws bricks at police

    Pun, 22, was still at the Hong Kong airport on the morning of Aug. 14 after a night of clashes with police, when protesters also controversially harassed two mainland Chinese and caused all flights to be cancelled for the day.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:00:38 -0400
  • ANALYSIS-Frontline view: Making the case for violence in Hong Kong protests

    Pun sees himself as a peaceful, middle-class Hong Kong student. In one of the world's safest cities, the idea of violence as a legitimate form of political expression - hand-in-hand with peaceful protest - is becoming increasingly mainstream in the evolving tactics of a decentralised pro-democracy movement that has disrupted Chinese-ruled Hong Kong for 11 weeks. Protests in the former British colony erupted in early June over a now-suspended bill that would have allowed criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China for trial.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:00:18 -0400
  • Man with arsenal allegedly threatened hotel mass shooting

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    A cook at a Los Angeles-area hotel was arrested after he allegedly threatened a mass shooting and stockpiled guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at his home, police said Wednesday. Rodolfo Montoya, 37, was taken into custody Tuesday at his Huntington Beach home, police said. Montoya was upset over a work-related human resources issue when he told a co-worker at the Long Beach Marriott on Monday that "he was going to shoot up fellow employees and people coming into the hotel," Police Chief Robert Luna said.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:58:55 -0400
  • Lawsuit accusing ex-bishop of drunken sexual assault settled

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    A lawsuit accusing the former bishop of West Virginia's Roman Catholic diocese of molesting boys and men has been settled. The terms of the recent settlement are confidential, Wheeling-Charleston Diocese spokesman Tim Bishop said in a statement. A former personal altar server sued ex-Bishop Michael Bransfield and the diocese in March, saying he was sexually assaulted in 2014 and harassed for years prior.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:48:19 -0400
  • Lawyer: Philly female officers who sued will be protected

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    Two female police officers whose sexual harassment lawsuit led Philadelphia's police commissioner to resign have received promises from the city they won't be retaliated against or endure more transfers while the case plays out. Audra McCowan and Patrol Officer Jennifer Allen say their complaints of being physically and verbally harassed by supervisors and colleagues were ignored for years by department brass. McCowan accuses outgoing Commissioner Richard Ross of failing to help because she had broken off a romantic relationship with him in 2011.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:40:37 -0400
  • Atlanta college students fear for safety day after 4 shot

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    The first day of fall semester brought fear to Clark Atlanta University, where students worried about their safety the day after gunshots were fired into a crowd of 200 people outside the school's library. Four students were wounded by gunfire after an argument broke out between two groups at a block party shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Atlanta police said. The shooter escaped in the chaos outside the library that serves students from Clark Atlanta and other nearby historically black colleges, and no arrests had been made by late Wednesday, Atlanta police said.

    Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:40:27 -0400
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