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Mom drowns holding 2-year-old above water for rescue

Mom drowns holding 2-year-old above water for rescue CPR began, but life-saving efforts eventually proved unsuccessful. She was taken to Hall's Crossing Marina, where she was pronounced dead. A family member when used a smaller boat to go to the mother of the child before they both went underwater. [Full Article...]

Ten Dead in 'Historic' Louisiana Flooding

Ten Dead in 'Historic' Louisiana Flooding Torrential rains swamped parts of southern Louisiana, causing widespread flooding. The body of a man was recovered Monday afternoon outside the Greenwell Springs Library. From the air, homes in southwest Louisiana looked more like little islands surrounded by flooded fields. In a sign of the housing crunch, Livingston Parish officials are talking with FEMA about getting temporary housing for e... [Full Article...]

Obamacare 'Near Collapse' In Tennessee, Says Insurance Regulator

Obamacare 'Near Collapse' In Tennessee, Says Insurance Regulator On Tuesday, the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance said the state's ACA exchange was "very near collapse" after approving premium rate increases ranging from 44.3% to 62%. In addition to the tax credits, the competition among the 11 health insurers approved to offer plans in the marketplace next year will hold prices down, HHS officials said during a Wednesday c... [Full Article...]

Sylville Smith shooting: Milwaukee imposes curfew to quell rioting

Sylville Smith shooting: Milwaukee imposes curfew to quell rioting After a tumultuous weekend mired in protests and violence, many Milwaukee residents hoped for calm. "There is a curfew that will be more strictly enforced tonight for teenagers", Barrett told a news conference. One of the family members of Sylville K. Smith attends a candlelight vigil at a site where Smith was shot and killed Saturday by Milwaukee Police in Milwaukee , Sunday, Aug. [Full Article...]

Columbia ruling: Graduate students at U.S. private universities can unionize

Columbia ruling: Graduate students at U.S. private universities can unionize Tuesday's long-awaited overturns a 2004 Brown University ruling in which the board said grad students engaging in collective bargaining would undermine the nature and goal of graduate education. Last September, University President Drew G. Faust said a union would change the relationship between students and faculty to one based in labor, not mentorship. [Full Article...]

CDCR: Clayton Fire Arson Suspect Worked As Inmate Firefighter

CDCR: Clayton Fire Arson Suspect Worked As Inmate Firefighter Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin says that 40year old Damin Anthony Pashilk who hails from Clearlake, California is behind bars and will be facing charges of 17 counts of arson. Firefighters said the Clayton Fire is burning on the eastern portion of Lower Lake, east of Highway 29. A wildfire destroyed at least 10 homes and forced some 4,000 of people to flee their homes in two Northern Californi... [Full Article...]

Stanford sex assault judge bows out from upcoming sex case

Graduate students hosting parties can still serve hard liquor, but only in the form of mixed drinks and shots are not allowed. Stanford University just made some new rules in the wake of a controversial campus rape case, but the new policy is probably not what students had in mind when they protested the university's inaction on the Brock Turner rape case at commencement ceremonies in June. [Full Article...]

Police say 4 people have died in Chicago apartment fire

Police say 4 people have died in Chicago apartment fire A 48-year-old man, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after, as the eye-witness say, he jumped out of the third floor of the building with a child in his arms. "It's just the nick of the time", resident Lanita Smith told ABC station WLS-TV . The fire was upstairs and downstairs when I came in the hallway. [Full Article...]

Teddy Bridgewater back at practice Tuesday, sleeper fantasy potential for 2016

Teddy Bridgewater back at practice Tuesday, sleeper fantasy potential for 2016 Zimmer said Bridgewater was healthy enough to play in Seattle, but he made the call not to play him. The 36-year-old Hill played most of the first half, going 10 of 17 for 129 yards in the team's 18-11 win over the Seahawks. Clemmings took his snaps. It's not like he's a first-year rookie. If I played him and he got hurt, you guys would be killing me in the press. The Minnesota Vikings sign... [Full Article...]

Claressa Shields Of Michigan Wins Second Straight Gold Medal

Claressa Shields Of Michigan Wins Second Straight Gold Medal Shields, who is only 21, is the only US boxer to win two gold medals in a row; she earned her first at the age of 17 during the London 2012 Games, when she defeated Russia's Nadezda Torlopova. "I'm definitely going to go out there and give it 300% and hopefully she's going to give her 300%, let the best woman win". It was Aloian who started the brighter of the two boxers, the London 2012 Semi-Fina... [Full Article...]

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights of Felons

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights of Felons McAuliffe said Monday the state would mail personalized rights restoration notifications, along with voter registration applications, to all 13,000 people affected. The state Supreme Court said McAuliffe had overstepped his clemency powers through his sweeping order. One exception is Iowa, as Max Lewontin reported for the Monitor in June. [Full Article...]

Federal Judge Orders Injunction Against Obama Bathroom Directive

Judge Reed O'Connor wrote that the administration's guidelines were binding by nature, and did carry legal consequences. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch had likened that law to policies of racial segregation. The states that brought the suit are Texas, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Arizona, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah, Georgia, Mississippi and Kentucky. [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania attorney general resigns a day after conviction

Pennsylvania attorney general resigns a day after conviction Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane , second left, and members of her legal and security teams, prepare to leave the Montgomery County Courthouse and await a verdict, in Norristown, Pa., Monday. Her announcement came amid calls for her to step down and as lawmakers prepared to force her from the office, where she earned a $158,764 a year salary. [Full Article...]

13 shot, wounded at Connecticut house party

13 shot, wounded at Connecticut house party Bridgeport Police spokesman Av Harris says the attackers shot at partygoers from behind hedges around the Bridgeport home's backyard about 1.30am Sunday (3.30pm Sunday AEST). In a statement, Senator Richard Blumenthal said the shooting was "more trauma, more tragedy". "Congress is complicit in this scourge by its inexcusable inaction". [Full Article...]

San Bernardino County to consider Blue Cut fire emergency proclamation

San Bernardino County to consider Blue Cut fire emergency proclamation The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said Sunday that Lytle Creek residents may now return to their properties, and show proof of residence upon doing so. Forest Service release said. California is in the fifth year of drought, and dry conditions have exacerbated wildfire conditions. Since then, some people have been allowed to return home, Sieliet said, but she could not say how many. [Full Article...]

Body of 5-year-old Minnesota girl found after Amber Alert

The charges are pending in Cass County, the officer said, but Anderson "has not yet made it to Cass County". Chopper 5 flew over the area where the stolen pick up was found and Anderson was arrested . Authorities say Anderson was staying overnight at the girl's home. Anderson was apprehended just before 4:30 p.m. after the sad discovery. Anderson is believed to be driving a 2002 white GMC S... [Full Article...]

Clinton charity to limit donations if Hillary Clinton wins

After all, there's a good chance Hillary Clinton will be president in just a few short months. "The Clintons should move now to end donations to the foundation, and make plans to shut it down in November". The Clintons also failed to disclose donations given to the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, two other offshoots of the Clinton Foundation... [Full Article...]

Com to shut down next week

The six other Gawker Media blogs that will be rolled into Univision's digital media business include: Lifehacker (tips); Deadspin (sports); Jezebel (women's interests); Kotaku (gaming); Jalopnik (cars) and Gizmodo (technology). The company now publishes seven sites in addition to Gawker .com, including the feminist-focused Jezebel, the tech site Gizmodo and the sports site Deadspin. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump vying for African American vote

Donald Trump vying for African American vote They've fought and died in every war since the Revolution. I refuse to believe that the future must be like the past. Donald Trump developed a new campaign pitch this week, arguing that African-Americans have been struggling and taken for granted by the Democratic Party and thus should consider a different direction this November. [Full Article...]

Kris Jenner's Stalker Charged With Hacking Electronics, Impersonating Caitlyn Jenner

Officers finally caught Bankston on Thursday morning (18Aug16) in Oakland, California, arresting her on 15 counts of hacking and cyberstalking, including harassing Kris, two assistants and several of her relatives from March to September of 2014. [Full Article...]


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