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Deadly Missouri duck boat to be raised, most survivors leave hospital

Deadly Missouri duck boat to be raised, most survivors leave hospitalThe U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday it will oversee the salvage operations for the amphibious vessel that was carrying 31 people when it went down on Thursday in a fierce and sudden storm on Table Rock Lake outside of the tourist destination of Branson. Seven of the 14 survivors were taken to a local hospital, and all but one had been discharged as of Sunday. Two of the World War Two-style amphibious duck boat vehicles were out on the lake and headed back to shore when the storm struck, but only one made it.



07/22/2018 - 06:39 PM

 

Police name murder suspect in Los Angeles store hostage standoff

Police name murder suspect in Los Angeles store hostage standoff(Reuters) - Los Angeles police named a 28-year-old man on Sunday as the suspect who took hostages and barricaded himself for three hours inside a Trader Joe's grocery store in which he fatally shot a woman. Gene Atkins is being held on a $2-million bail on suspicion of murder for Saturday's attacks, said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Drake Madison. Atkins is likely to appear in court to be formally charged early this coming week, Madison added.



07/22/2018 - 03:50 PM

 

Gunman arrested after deadly Los Angeles store hostage standoff

Gunman arrested after deadly Los Angeles store hostage standoffBy Andrew Cullen LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police in Los Angeles arrested a man who took hostages and barricaded himself inside a Trader Joe's grocery store on Saturday, ending a three-hour standoff during which he fatally shot a woman, authorities said. The man, who was chased by police after he was suspected of repeatedly shooting his grandmother and another woman in a separate part of the city, crashed his car outside the Trader Joe's, where he exchanged gunfire with police and entered the crowded store.



07/22/2018 - 05:04 AM

 

Suspected gunman barricaded in Los Angeles grocery store: media

Suspected gunman barricaded in Los Angeles grocery store: mediaThe suspect's car crashed next to the store and he opened fire on the officers chasing him, before entering the store as shoppers ran for cover, the Los Angeles Times said. Aerial footage from local TV stations NBC Los Angeles and CBS Los Angeles showed people leaving a store window using a rope ladder and police carrying children to safety through a parking lot. There was a heavy police presence outside the store in the Silver Lake section of the city, the footage showed.



07/21/2018 - 07:56 PM

 

'Keep us in prayer' says woman who lost nine in Missouri boat tragedy

'Keep us in prayer' says woman who lost nine in Missouri boat tragedyAn amphibious duck boat was carrying 31 passengers including children when a sudden "microburst" storm packing powerful winds hit Table Rock Lake outside Branson, unleashing white-cap waves that swamped the vessel before it sank. Coleman said she plunged deep into the lake and did not know how she was able to survive.



07/21/2018 - 06:59 PM

 

Houston police hunt clues in killing of Bush doctor by bicyclist

Houston police hunt clues in killing of Bush doctor by bicyclistHouston police are studying surveillance video and following up on tips in the killing of a cardiologist who once treated former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and was fatally shot while riding a bicycle in the city's medical center, authorities said on Saturday. Mark Hausknecht, 65, was killed on Friday morning by a man thought to be in his 30s who fired at least two shots at him from a passing bicycle as the doctor rode to work at the center, which is home to several hospitals and medical offices, police said. "Mark was a fantastic cardiologist and a good man.



07/21/2018 - 04:58 PM

 

Gunman in fatal Florida shooting avoids charge due to state law

Gunman in fatal Florida shooting avoids charge due to state lawThe case, which has sparked growing criticism on social media, will instead be sent to the state attorney's office for further review, said Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri during a news conference on Friday. Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, established in 2005, grants residents the right to use force if they reasonably believe they are at risk of great harm or death. On Thursday shortly after 3 p.m., Michael Drejka, 47, got into a shouting match with a woman named Britany Jacobs who sat inside a car parked at a handicapped spot outside of a small food store in Clearwater, Florida, a city less than 30 miles from Tampa, Gualtieri said.



07/21/2018 - 04:27 PM

 

Missouri boat accident kills 17, including nine from one family

Missouri boat accident kills 17, including nine from one familyBy Brendan O'Brien and Andrew Hay (Reuters) - Nine members of the same family were among 17 people killed when a "duck boat" sank during a storm on Thursday on a Missouri lake in one of the deadliest U.S. tourist tragedies in years. The World War Two-style amphibious vehicle was carrying 31 passengers including children when the sudden "microburst" storm hit Table Rock Lake outside Branson, with waves slowly swamping the vehicle before it sank. More than three dozen people have died in incidents involving duck boats on land and water in the United States over the past two decades.



07/20/2018 - 10:44 PM

 

Missouri duck boat captain told passengers not to don life jackets: survivor

Missouri duck boat captain told passengers not to don life jackets: survivor(Reuters) - An Indiana woman who lost 9 members of her family, including her children and husband, when a "duck boat" capsized and sank in Missouri said on television that the captain of the vessel told passengers not to put on life jackets. Tia Coleman told an Indianapolis television station that she and her nephew were the only survivors from 11 members of their family who were on the amphibious vehicle when it capsized and sank in a storm near Branson, Missouri on Thursday, killing 17 of its 31 passengers. "I lost all my children, I lost my husband, I lost my mother in law, I lost my father in law, I lost my uncle, I lost my sister in law - she was my sister - and I lost my nephew, I'm ok, but this is really hard," Coleman told Fox 59 from her hospital bed in Branson.



07/20/2018 - 08:45 PM

 

Steam pipe blasts show dangers lurking under New York streets

Steam pipe blasts show dangers lurking under New York streetsWhile incidents as large as Thursday's steam pipe explosion are rare, experts say asbestos is relatively common in major urban centers – and that as New York City's infrastructure ages, residents may come into contact with it more often. "Like so much of our infrastructure in New York, the steam infrastructure is getting older and needs to be upgraded," said Jonathan Bowles, executive director of New York's Center for an Urban Future, a nonpartisan policy organization.



07/20/2018 - 07:46 PM

 

Trump wants suspensions for NFL players who kneel during anthem

Trump wants suspensions for NFL players who kneel during anthem(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that National Football League (NFL) players who do not stand for the national anthem should be suspended for the season without pay. The comments come a day after the NFL and the union representing its players said they were working on a resolution to the league’s national anthem policy. Trump and others have blasted the gesture as a sign of disrespect to the U.S. flag and the military.



07/20/2018 - 07:34 PM

 

Judge praises U.S. efforts in reuniting migrant families

Judge praises U.S. efforts in reuniting migrant familiesA federal judge said on Friday the U.S. government had made "very promising" progress toward reuniting some 2,500 immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a crackdown on illegal immigration.     The government has six days left to comply with the reunification order by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, who summoned government attorneys to appear in his San Diego courtroom to update him on efforts made in bringing families back together. Lawyers for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported in a court filing late Thursday that 364 children aged 5 and older had been reunited since Sabraw's order was issued more than three weeks ago. The number was updated to 450 today, an ACLU spokesperson said.



07/20/2018 - 07:00 PM

 

Missouri tourist boat tragedy claims lives of 9 family members, others

Missouri tourist boat tragedy claims lives of 9 family members, othersBy Brendan O'Brien and Andrew Hay (Reuters) - Divers on Friday recovered the last of the bodies from the wreckage of a "duck boat" that sank on Thursday during a storm on a Missouri lake, counting among the 17 who died nine members of a single family. More than three dozen people have died in incidents involving duck boats on land and water in the United States over the past two decades. Eleven members of one family, nine of whom died, were among the passengers on the duck boat that sank on Thursday, according to Missouri Governor Mike Parson who called it a "heart-breaking tragedy".



07/20/2018 - 06:11 PM

 

Duck boat design flagged years ago after fatal accident in Arkansas

Duck boat design flagged years ago after fatal accident in ArkansasThe drownings of 17 people when a “duck boat” in which they were riding sank in a storm over a Missouri lake on Thursday was reminiscent of an accident involving the amphibious tourist vessel in 1999 in which 13 people died. A Philadelphia lawyer who has advocated for victims of other duck boat disasters said the canopy roof on duck boats turned them into a "death trap" even for anyone wearing a life preserver. "You drown if you do, you drown if you don't," said Robert Mongeluzzi, who is calling for federal and state transportation officials to immediately halt all duck boat operations.



07/20/2018 - 06:11 PM

 

U.S. loses bid to end children's climate change lawsuit

U.S. loses bid to end children's climate change lawsuitBy a 3-0 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the government fell short of the "high bar" needed to dismiss the Oregon case, originally brought in 2015 against the administration of President Barack Obama. The government contended that letting the case proceed would be too burdensome, unconstitutionally pit the courts against the executive branch, and require improper "agency decision-making" by forcing officials to answer questions about climate change.



07/20/2018 - 05:41 PM

 

Baltimore lawsuit blames oil and gas companies for climate change

Baltimore lawsuit blames oil and gas companies for climate changeThe city of Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and entities, including BP Plc , Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, for knowingly contributing to what the city called the catastrophic consequences of climate change. It was the latest in a string of cases attempting to hold oil and gas companies responsible for climate change caused by carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels. It came a day after a U.S. District Court judge dismissed a similar suit by New York City, saying in his ruling that climate change must be addressed through federal regulation and foreign policy because climate change is a global problem.



07/20/2018 - 05:27 PM

 

U.S. court rejects Allergan bid to shield patents through tribe deal

U.S. court rejects Allergan bid to shield patents through tribe dealA U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a novel strategy adopted by drug company Allergan PLC to shield patents from review by an administrative court by transferring them to a Native American tribe. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said a tribunal run by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has authority to review the validity of patents covering Allergan's dry eye drug Restasis.



07/20/2018 - 04:26 PM

 

Texas power use to keep hitting records during heat wave: ERCOT

Texas power use to keep hitting records during heat wave: ERCOT(Reuters) - Homes and businesses in Texas used record amounts of power for a second straight day on Thursday and are expected to use even more in coming days as consumers crank up air conditioners to escape a brutal heat wave, according to the operator of much of the state's power grid. To keep air conditioners humming, Texas utilities are buying electricity from all sources, boosting power prices to a near seven-year high earlier in the week. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said demand reached 73,259 megawatts on Thursday, topping the prior all-time high of 72,192 MW on Wednesday.



07/20/2018 - 02:46 PM

 

Mississippi casinos not ready for sports betting as laws take effect

Mississippi casinos not ready for sports betting as laws take effectThe Gardenia State's casinos that have applied to offer athletics wagering as early as Sunday are still carving out space in their businesses to build sports bars and working to meet other state requirements before they can be approved, Commissioner Allen Godfrey said. "Right now, the ones wanting to get started are still in the renovation phase," he said, noting it will likely be another two weeks before a casino is approved to take sports bets.



07/20/2018 - 12:18 PM

 

At Texas border, joy and chaos as U.S. reunites migrant families

At Texas border, joy and chaos as U.S. reunites migrant familiesLuis Campos, a Dallas attorney, showed up at a Texas immigrant detention facility close to the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday morning expecting to represent a client before an immigration judge. For more than a day, Campos was unable to determine whether she had been released and whether she had been reunited with her child.



07/20/2018 - 10:53 AM

 

Branson, Missouri, tourist cheer marred by 'duck boat' tragedy

Branson, Missouri, tourist cheer marred by 'duck boat' tragedy"This is a really tough situation and it's gut-wrenching," city spokeswoman Melody Pettit told a brief news conference outside the community's city hall. High winds appear to have swamped the boat, which carried 31 people, causing it to capsize on nearby Table Rock Lake, according to officials and video of the incident. Branson, in southwest Missouri, draws some 7.2 million visitors a year, according to city tourism officials.



07/20/2018 - 09:18 AM

 

Republicans upbeat about November elections despite Trump-Putin uproar

Republicans upbeat about November elections despite Trump-Putin uproarRepublicans at a conference in Texas this week had reason to feel downcast, even panicky as President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin provoked broad outrage and revived talk of a Democratic wave in November's congressional elections. Instead, party officials voiced optimism about maintaining control of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives this autumn, saying the Democratic Party's messaging and internal struggles were helping boost Republican prospects. “They’re their own worst enemy, and I’m very comfortable with that,” said Terry Lathan, chairwoman of the Alabama Republican Party.



07/20/2018 - 06:06 AM

 

Asbestos from Manhattan steam pipe blast forces evacuations

Asbestos from Manhattan steam pipe blast forces evacuationsResidents and workers from 49 buildings near the site of an early-morning steam pipe explosion in Manhattan were evacuated, many for at least two days, on Thursday after lung-damaging asbestos was found on debris from the blast, officials said. The asbestos discovery raised concerns that the substance, which had encased the 86-year-old ruptured pipe, may have spread to the street, buildings and ventilation systems, all of which would need to be decontaminated, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. "Now that we know there's asbestos present, we're not going to cut any corners," de Blasio told reporters at the scene.



07/19/2018 - 10:54 PM

 

Bulk of families separated at U.S.-Mexico border remain apart

Bulk of families separated at U.S.-Mexico border remain apartLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With one week left on a court-ordered deadline to reunite children and parents separated by U.S. immigration officials, government lawyers reported on Thursday that 364 of some 2,500 families with children aged 5 and older have been brought back together.It was unclear from the status report, filed as part of an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging parent-child separations at the border, exactly how many more reunifications were likely.



07/19/2018 - 10:49 PM

 

Hawaii lava boat injured 'had to grin and bear it': passenger

Hawaii lava boat injured 'had to grin and bear it': passengerThe boat's captain sailed back to Hilo gingerly so as not to jolt the broken femur of a 20-year-old woman while passengers used coats to stop bleeding and seat padding to treat wounds, said Will Bryan, 38. Bryan was among dozens of tourists watching lava pour into the ocean off Hawaii's Big Island at dawn on Monday when a volcanic explosion hurled molten rock and ash at the "Hot Spot" boat operated by Lava Ocean Tours.



07/19/2018 - 08:36 PM

 

Judge orders extension of aid for Puerto Rico storm evacuees

Judge orders extension of aid for Puerto Rico storm evacueesA U.S. judge on Thursday ordered another extension of a temporary assistance program for hundreds of Puerto Rico families who fled the hurricane-ravaged island in 2017 and are living in hotels across the United States. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced in May that the program to assist families displaced by last year's Hurricane Maria would end on June 30. Eight Puerto Ricans, most of whom are in Massachusetts, filed a proposed class action lawsuit that contends FEMA's actions would violate their due process rights under the U.S. Constitution.



07/19/2018 - 08:07 PM

 

Asbestos from Manhattan steam pipe blast forces evacuations

Asbestos from Manhattan steam pipe blast forces evacuationsResidents and workers from 49 buildings near the site of an early-morning steam pipe explosion in Manhattan were evacuated, many for at least two days, on Thursday after lung-damaging asbestos was found on debris from the blast, officials said. The asbestos discovery raised concerns that the substance, which had encased the 86-year-old ruptured pipe, may have spread to the street, buildings and ventilation systems, all of which would need to be decontaminated, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. "Now that we know there's asbestos present, we're not going to cut any corners," de Blasio told reporters at the scene.



07/19/2018 - 06:48 PM

 

More firefighters join battle against Yosemite blaze

More firefighters join battle against Yosemite blazeBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Reinforcements arrived on Thursday to engage a dangerous wildfire burning in steep, difficult terrain at the edge of Yosemite National Park in California that has already killed one firefighter and injured two others, fire officials said. More than 2,000 firefighters were working to gain a measure of control over the Ferguson Fire ahead of thunderstorms forecast for central California this week. "It's a big safety concern if you have a big thunder cell building over a wildfire like this," said Mike Whitaker of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.



07/19/2018 - 06:44 PM

 

Four men indicted in murder of Florida rapper XXXTentacion

Four men indicted in murder of Florida rapper XXXTentacionDedrick Williams, 22, Michael Boatwright, 22, Trayvon Newsome, 20, and Robert Allen, 22, were indicted on Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder with a firearm and armed robbery with a firearm, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said. Jahseh Onfroy, who was known as XXXTentacion, was fatally shot on June 18 in broad daylight as he left a business in Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles (64 km) north of Miami, according to a Thursday statement from the sheriff's office.



07/19/2018 - 06:42 PM

 

U.S. judge sets plea change for Algerian who recruited 'Jihad Jane'

U.S. judge sets plea change for Algerian who recruited 'Jihad Jane'By John Shiffman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Algerian man accused of recruiting an American woman known as "Jihad Jane" in 2009 and who originally pleaded not guilty to a U.S. charge of supporting terrorism, is expected to change his plea to guilty, a court filing showed on Thursday. Ali Charaf Damache, 53, a dual Irish and Algerian citizen, was extradited to the United States last year and while none of the plans U.S. prosecutors accused him of resulted in attacks, authorities said he was in direct contact with Islamist militants in Pakistan and recruited two American women to help him. U.S. District Court Judge Petrese Tucker in Philadelphia on Thursday scheduled a change of plea hearing for Monday in the case, which is often a precursor to a guilty plea.



07/19/2018 - 06:25 PM

 

Operation Troop Aid charity shuts down after probe by U.S. states

Operation Troop Aid charity shuts down after probe by U.S. statesA Tennessee charity created to send care packages to military personnel deployed overseas, and featured by media including NBC Nightly News and the Fox Business Network, has agreed to shut down to resolve a probe by 16 U.S. states into its fundraising. The settlement announced on Thursday resolved claims that Operation Troop Aid Inc engaged in improper practices in a long-running venture with Harris Jewelry, a nationwide chain based in Hauppauge, New York that purported to donate funds raised through its "Operation Teddy Bear" promotion.



07/19/2018 - 06:20 PM

 

U.S. lets Somali immigrants stay 18 more months

U.S. lets Somali immigrants stay 18 more monthsThe Trump administration said on Thursday it would allow some 500 Somalis to remain in the United States for at least another 18 months under protected status given violence in their home county. Somalis in the United States with Temporary Protected Status will be able to re-register for an extension of their status through March 17, 2020, according to a statement from the Department of Homeland Security. The status grants beneficiaries the ability to legally work while they are in the United States.



07/19/2018 - 05:32 PM

 

EPA'S watchdog urges better water oversight after Flint, Mich., crisis

EPA'S watchdog urges better water oversight after Flint, Mich., crisisBy Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was slow and ineffective in its response to the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and needs to improve its communications with state and local regulators when citizen complaints arise, its internal watchdog said on Thursday. The EPA inspector general said in a 74-page report that the agency's Midwest region 5 office, headquartered in Chicago, failed to use many of the authorities it had under federal drinking water law as residents consumed contaminated water. "While Flint residents were being exposed to lead in drinking water, the federal response was delayed, in part, because the EPA did not establish clear roles and responsibilities, risk assessment procedures, effective communication and proactive oversight tools," the report said.



07/19/2018 - 05:14 PM

 

New York brings internal charges against officer in Garner chokehold death

New York brings internal charges against officer in Garner chokehold deathNew York City began disciplinary proceedings on Thursday against the police officer who in 2014 applied a fatal chokehold to Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, the Civilian Complaint Review Board said. Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who has been on desk duty for the four years since his encounter with Garner on a Staten Island sidewalk, could face termination from the police force following a departmental trial.



07/19/2018 - 05:09 PM

 

VA whistleblowers faced greater risk of retaliation by officials: watchdog

VA whistleblowers faced greater risk of retaliation by officials: watchdogWhistleblowers who reported wrongdoing at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs between 2010 and 2014 faced greater risk of disciplinary action than other employees, according to a study released on Thursday by a congressional watchdog. The department, which provides healthcare and benefits to about nine million military veterans, also often fails to hold senior officials accountable for proven wrongdoing, the study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found. Congress passed the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act in 2017 in a bid to make it easier to dismiss employees for misconduct while protecting those who attempt to shed light on wrongdoing.



07/19/2018 - 04:53 PM

 

U.S. agency enters $1.5 million judgment on payday lender but slashes return of funds

U.S. agency enters $1.5 million judgment on payday lender but slashes return of fundsThe U.S. consumer finance watchdog ordered an Alabama-based payday lender on Thursday to return $500,000 to borrowers who were overcharged, a fine that people familiar with the matter said was only a third of what the prior Obama-era head of the agency had sought. The settlement between Triton Management Group Inc and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was signed by Mick Mulvaney, who President Donald Trump named in November as the agency's interim director. Mulvaney's predecessor, Richard Cordray, a Democrat who was appointed by President Barack Obama, had said that Triton's customers were owed about $1.5 million, and he wanted all that money returned to consumers, according to the three sources with direct knowledge of the matter.



07/19/2018 - 04:14 PM

 

A tenth of U.S. veteran coal miners have black lung disease: NIOSH

A tenth of U.S. veteran coal miners have black lung disease: NIOSHMore than 10 percent of America’s coal miners with 25 or more years of experience have black lung disease, the highest rate recorded in roughly two decades, according to a government study released on Thursday that showed cases concentrated heavily in central Appalachia. The study by researchers from the government’s National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health marks the most authoritative evidence to date of a resurgence of the incurable respiratory illness caused by coal dust, which plagued miners in the 1970s but was nearly eradicated by the 1990s. "Although many consider black lung a disease of antiquity, it is undeniable that … these contemporary cases resulted from injurious exposures encountered in the 21st century," the authors said in the report, published in the American Journal of Public Health.



07/19/2018 - 04:07 PM

 

Women who sued J&J declare victory after $4.69 billion talc verdict

Women who sued J&J declare victory after $4.69 billion talc verdictBy Tina Bellon NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman who claimed her cancer was caused by using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder for decades said she believes justice was served after a jury found the company should pay her and 21 other women $4.69 billion in damages. A St. Louis jury on July 12 concluded that J&J's talc-based products contained asbestos, causing the 22 women, six of whom have died, to develop ovarian cancer. J&J Chief Executive Alex Gorsky earlier this week expressed confidence that the jury decision will be overturned on appeal.



07/19/2018 - 02:55 PM

 

Immigration defense group rejects Salesforce.com donation

Immigration defense group rejects Salesforce.com donationA leading nonprofit group helping immigrant families reunite at the U.S. border on Thursday rejected a $250,000 donation from Salesforce.com Inc in protest at the cloud-computing company's contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. The rejection by the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services follows efforts by Salesforce.com to allay concerns among its employees about its involvement in enforcing policies of the Trump administration that have led children to be separated from their immigrant parents. Texas-based RAICES, a group of about 130 immigration defense lawyers and supporters, said it could not accept the money unless Salesforce.com dropped its contract with Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Homeland Security's law enforcement agency.



07/19/2018 - 01:41 PM

 

U.S. aims to meet deadline on reuniting migrants, government says

U.S. aims to meet deadline on reuniting migrants, government says"We're working very hard on doing that," U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said. "We will do our best" to meet the July 26 deadline, "but we will not cut corners," Nielsen told the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. The families' separation sparked an international outcry, and President Donald Trump ordered that the practice be halted on June 20.



07/19/2018 - 12:55 PM

 

Magnitude 6.0 quake hits south of Alaska Peninsula: USGS

Magnitude 6.0 quake hits south of Alaska Peninsula: USGS(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck to the south of the Alaska peninsula early on Thursday, but the National Weather Service said no tsunami warning has been issued. The quake was centered about 62 miles (100 km) south-southwest of Sand Point, Alaska, at a depth of 10.6 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was far milder than a magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck the Gulf of Alaska in January, triggering tsunami alerts for the U.S. West Coast and Canada as well as spurring evacuations in coastal Alaska and warnings as far south as California.



07/19/2018 - 12:45 PM

 

In U.S. prisons, tablets open window to the outside world

In U.S. prisons, tablets open window to the outside worldMarvin Worthy, confined to a New Jersey state prison since 2004, cannot watch his son play basketball or visit him in college. Eight years after Apple introduced the iPad, specially designed tablets are reaching thousands of prisoners in state and county lock-ups around the United States. In the last year alone, at least 19 states have made tablets available to inmates, saying they reduce violence while providing education and job training.



07/19/2018 - 12:41 PM

 

Four injured in explosion at Pennsylvania army facility

Four injured in explosion at Pennsylvania army facilityThree of the people were airlifted to burn units at local hospitals after the blast at Letterkenny Army Depot, which is about 50 miles southwest of Harrisburg, Colonel Steven Ledbetter told a news briefing. The explosion and subsequent fire occurred in a paint production facility and was quickly brought under control by Franklin County firefighters, Ledbetter said. The 18,000 acre Letterkenny facility employs about 3,600 people who provide support for U.S. missile systems, according to its website.



07/19/2018 - 12:33 PM

 

Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not raising drug prices

Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not raising drug pricesWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked two major drug companies for not raising their prices and said his administration was working toward "substantially" cutting prescription-drug prices.



07/19/2018 - 06:34 AM

 

Scores of gymnasts who survived doctor's abuse unite at ESPYs

Scores of gymnasts who survived doctor's abuse unite at ESPYsBy Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 100 survivors who went public with gut-wrenching stories of abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar joined in a show of solidarity on Wednesday as they accepted an award for courage at the annual ESPYs ceremony. The honorees smiled, held hands and exchanged hugs as they filled the stage at the glitzy event attended by top athletes and celebrities in downtown Los Angeles. "It is a privilege to stand up here today with my sister survivors as we represent hundreds more who are not with us tonight," said gymnast Sarah Klein, the first known victim of Nassar.



07/19/2018 - 04:10 AM

 

Helicopter blows over tent on California Army base, 22 injured: U.S. Army

Helicopter blows over tent on California Army base, 22 injured: U.S. ArmySome 22 injuries were reported after a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter landing rotor wash caused a tent to collapse at about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County, about 250 miles (400 km) northwest of Los Angeles, the base said in posts on Twitter and Facebook. Four of the injured were taken to hospitals, but the majority of the injuries were minor and were treated at the scene, the U.S. Army base said. It was not immediately clear how many of those injured were soldiers, with the base just saying "a number" had been hurt.



07/19/2018 - 03:22 AM

 

California man pleads guilty to terrorism charges

California man pleads guilty to terrorism charges(Reuters) - A California man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to opening social media accounts to provide support to Islamic State, according to court documents. Amer Sinan Alhaggagi, 23, said he opened Twitter and Facebook accounts for two people he believed to be Islamic State supporters. Some of the Twitter accounts were subsequently used by the group to distribute news, according to a copy of his plea statement seen by Reuters.



07/18/2018 - 10:48 PM

 

One dead, two firefighters hurt battling wildfires in U.S. West

One dead, two firefighters hurt battling wildfires in U.S. WestBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A tractor operator was killed while trying to clear brush around a massive wildfire in central Oregon and two firefighters were injured battling a blaze burning at the edge of Yosemite in California, officials in the two states said on Wednesday. Crews responding to a report of a charred tractor near the 36,000-acre (14,600-hectare) Substation Fire burning near The Dalles, Oregon, found the unidentified driver nearby, Wasco County Sheriff's officials said on the department's Facebook page. "It appears the tractor operator died as a result of exposure to the fire," the sheriff's office said, asking for the public's help in identifying the victim.



07/18/2018 - 09:40 PM

 

Two rare shark attacks reported along New York's Fire Island beaches

Two rare shark attacks reported along New York's Fire Island beachesBy Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two youngsters frolicking in the surf miles apart along the Fire Island National Seashore in New York suffered puncture wounds to their legs on Wednesday in apparent shark attacks that would mark the state's first such incidents in 70 years, authorities said. The victims - a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy - were discharged after emergency medical treatment for their separate mishaps, each with a bandaged right leg, and both were expected to fully recover. What appeared to be a shark's tooth was extracted from the boy's leg and will be analyzed to determine the species of the creature he encountered while boogie-boarding at Atlantique Beach in the town of Islip, officials said.



07/18/2018 - 09:20 PM

 

California high court orders proposal to split up state removed from November ballot

California high court orders proposal to split up state removed from November ballotThe California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the November ballot purged of an initiative that seeks to split California into three states, citing significant questions raised about the proposal's validity. State election officials certified last month that supporters of the so-called Cal3 measure, also known as Proposition 9, had collected enough signatures to qualify it for the ballot in the country's most populous state. An environmental group, the Planning and Conservation League, challenged the measure in court, arguing it posed a "revision" of the state constitution - as opposed to an amendment - that is too sweeping to be legally subjected to the direct consent of the voters.



07/18/2018 - 07:50 PM

 

 

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