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Texas police say body found in Texas 'most likely' missing three-year-old girl
News ImageThe body was found on Sunday with the help of search dogs about a half mile from the family's house in Richardson. "It is most likely her," Richardson Police Sgt. Kevin Perlich said, referring to the missing child. The girl's father, Wesley Mathews, 37, was arrested on Oct. 7 for suspected child endangerment after he told police that he disciplined Sherin for not drinking her milk by telling her to stand outside at night near an alley behind their residence.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:48:43 -0400
Judge to decide Trump impact in U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl's case
News ImageBy Greg Lacour FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - A military judge will weigh whether President Donald Trump's critical statements about U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl have hurt the soldier's chances of getting fair treatment in the desertion case that could send him to prison for life. Bergdahl's lead attorney, Eugene Fidell, argued on Monday that the 31-year-old Idaho native should be spared prison time because the Republican president had again unlawfully influenced the proceedings. Sentencing proceedings were postponed until Wednesday due to a family emergency for a lawyer in the case and the one-hour hearing instead focused on Trump, who during last year's presidential campaign called Bergdahl "a no-good traitor who should have been executed." "His statements clearly called for Sergeant Bergdahl to be severely punished," Fidell said in court at North Carolina's Fort Bragg.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:03:35 -0400
Tampa police hunt possible serial killer after three shootings
News ImageBenjamin Mitchell, 22, was alone at the bus stop after dark when he was shot on Oct. 9. Monica Hoffa, 32, was walking through the neighborhood two days later to meet a friend when she was shot. Anthony Naiboa, 20, was trying to find a bus stop when he was shot on Oct. 19.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:18:03 -0400
Norway wealth fund watchdog reviewing investment in U.S. pipeline firm
News ImageThe ethics watchdog for Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is reviewing allegations that U.S. pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners may breach the fund's investment guidelines. Under rules set by Norway's parliament, any firm the fund invests in must meet guidelines related to the environment, human rights, governance and other issues. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has said it could contaminate the Missouri River and said it threatens their sacred sites.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:52:14 -0400
New Jersey's Murphy echoes Sanders in Democratic bid for governor
News ImageBy Joseph Ax EDISON, N.J. (Reuters) - Phil Murphy, a wealthy former Goldman Sachs investment banker, might seem an unlikely champion of the working and middle classes. With Republican Governor Chris Christie's record-low approval ratings dragging down Guadagno's campaign, Murphy, a 60-year-old who has never held office, has pushed a decidedly liberal agenda that would put his state at the center of his party's resistance to the president's policies. "A lot of people assumed that after the Democratic primary was over, he would pivot more to the center - we haven't seen that happen," said Brigid Callahan Harrison, a political science professor at Montclair State University in New Jersey.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:11:29 -0400
Tornado leads to evacuations at Chevron's Pascagoula, Miss. refinery: report
Tornado leads to evacuations at Chevron's Pascagoula, Miss. refinery: report(Reuters) - Workers at Chevron's Pascagoula refinery in Mississippi were evacuated after a tornado hit the plant on Sunday afternoon, according to a website affiliated to NBC.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 03:54:52 -0400
Listeria risk prompts Meijer to recall produce in six U.S. states
News ImageRetailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states because of possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people. Meijer, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, said there were no illnesses reported as of Sunday. The recall affects 35 products and includes vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus as well as party trays sold in Meijer-branded plastic or foam packaging in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin between Sept. 27 and Oct. 20, the company said on Saturday.
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:06:37 -0400
Strange twist in Texas murder case surfaces on death row, delaying execution
News ImageTexas inmate Larry Swearingen, who has been sitting on death row for 17 years, may have been plotting to avoid his date with the execution chamber in November by having a serial murderer take the fall for his crime, according to a county prosecutor. The attorney said over the weekend that the county prosecution's collusion accusation is false and part of a series of blunders in a faulty prosecution.
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:43:07 -0400
Schumer calls on Trump to appoint official to oversee Puerto Rico relief
News ImageBy Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Charles Schumer, the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, called on President Donald Trump on Sunday to name a single official to oversee and coordinate relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Schumer, along with Representatives Nydia Velzquez and Jose Serrano, said a "CEO of response and recovery" is needed to manage the complex and ongoing federal response in the territory, where millions of Americans remain without power and supplies. In a statement, Schumer said the current federal response to Hurricane Maria's impact on the island had been "disorganized, slow-footed and mismanaged." "This person will have the ability to bring all the federal agencies together, cut red tape on the public and private side, help turn the lights back on, get clean water flowing and help bring about recovery for millions of Americans who have gone too long in some of the worst conditions," he said.
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:13:06 -0400
McConnell on healthcare bills: What does Trump want?
News ImageBy Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was willing to bring healthcare legislation up for a vote but was waiting for the go-ahead from President Donald Trump, who sent mixed signals last week about a bipartisan bill that would shore up insurance markets. The Republican president said on Oct. 12 that his administration would stop paying billions of dollars in subsidies that help insurers give discounts to low-income households under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Last week, he praised and then dismissed a bipartisan bill to reinstate the subsidies for two years, until a broader replacement to Obamacare can be negotiated.
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:49:28 -0400
Search for missing Texas oil-barge crew members suspended
News ImageA sea and air search was suspended on Sunday for two crew members who went missing after an oil barge caught fire early on Friday and leaked an undetermined amount of the fuel into the Gulf of Mexico off Port Aransas, Texas, authorities said. The search for the missing crew members was halted after it turned up no signs of the two, said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Edward Wargo. Authorities are bringing in additional floating booms to contain oil around the barge, which is anchored about 3 miles off Port Aransas, a Coast Guard spokesman said.
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:46:56 -0400
Trump video played at hurricane relief concert
News Image(Reuters) - In a rare show of unity, U.S. President Donald Trump praised all five of his living predecessors on Saturday, thanking them in a video for their work helping to raise funds to aid victims of recent hurricanes.
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:48:12 -0400
Fox signed O'Reilly again knowing of new harassment settlement: report
News ImageBill O'Reilly, the Fox News commentator forced to resign in April, agreed to a $32 million sexual harassment settlement in January, and the network's parent knew about the deal when it gave him a new contract the next month, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The previously undisclosed agreement, at least the sixth involving O'Reilly or the company related to harassment charges against him, was "extraordinarily large" for such cases, according to the newspaper, which cited two people "briefed on the matter" as its sources. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc acknowledged that it had been aware of O'Reilly's settlement with Lis Wiehl, a former Fox News legal analyst, when it signed a contract extension with "The O'Reilly Factor" host in February.
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:03:57 -0400
U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms
News ImageThe U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed by email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May. The agencies warned that hackers had succeeded in compromising some targeted networks, but did not identify specific victims or describe any cases of sabotage. Department of Homeland Security spokesman Scott McConnell declined to elaborate on the information in the report or say what prompted the government to go public with the information at this time.
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:18:51 -0400
A picture and its story: A neo-Nazi in the midst of a protest
News ImageIn August, rallies by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, had led to a deadly clash with counter-protesters. The area was blanketed by police because Floridas governor had declared a state of emergency to try to prevent violence.
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:37:07 -0400
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