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Prosecutor clears officer in man's death, says man was armed

Prosecutor clears officer in man's death, says man was armed Meanwhile, in Charleston, S.C., a jury began deliberations Wednesday in the murder trial of Michael Slager, a fired white police officer who was videotaped killing a black motorist after a traffic stop. The protest started at Charlotte police headquarters, then went to the place where a protester was shot and killed during two nights of violent demonstrations after Keith Scott was killed by Offi... [Full Article...]

Marksman killed gunman after child ran to porch

Marksman killed gunman after child ran to porch A gunman angry over the fatal police shootings of black men killed five police officers in Dallas and wounded nine more at a July 7 protest - the rampage was the deadliest day for police since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. A woman who was inside the home during the shooting said the suspect fired the first shot. SEATTLE (AP) — The gunman had already shot a police officer, threatened ... [Full Article...]

Trump to meet with red state Democrat about cabinet spot

Trump to meet with red state Democrat about cabinet spot But communications director Jason Miller in the morning called Heitkamp 'very highly recommended, very highly qualified as a proven leader, ' adding that she 'would be an asset in any role or capacity'. They also touched on the Dakota Access Pipeline and "challenges law enforcement" face as they handle protests near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. [Full Article...]

Possible tornado kills 3 in northern Alabama

A wind advisory is in effect in western areas of the state through Wednesday evening with likely gusts up to 45 miles per hour. A husband and wife, reportedly a Bloomingdale, Ga. After a damage survey, the tornado was rated EF3, the strongest confirmed tornado in the state from Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. A home in the Underwood mountain area of Colbert County, Ala., was destroyed by ... [Full Article...]

No. 14 Louisville outlasts No. 15 Purdue 71-64

No. 14 Louisville outlasts No. 15 Purdue 71-64 Swanigan's scoreless first half symbolized Louisville's effectiveness that carried over into getting the needed late stops as Purdue cut into its lead. Purdue coach Matt Painter has warned the Boilermakers that this was coming. "We probably had our worst half of the season. We had experienced players turning the ball over". [Full Article...]

Beaver Caught Shopping for Christmas Decorations in Charlotte Hall

Beaver Caught Shopping for Christmas Decorations in Charlotte Hall Mary's County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page . Police were called, but when it tried to flee, an animal control officer reportedly apprehended it. The beaver remains in the care of an animal rehabilitator and will be released back into the wild on a good behaviour bond. Apparently, beavers aren't the only one in need of mental health services this holiday season. [Full Article...]

Thousands Flee Eastern Aleppo As Syrian Regime Forces Advance

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group, said the rebels' territory had been reduced by a third Monday afternoon as district after district has fallen to government and Kurdish forces. The Syrian Civil Defense search-and-rescue group operating in eastern Aleppo , also known as the White Helmets, put the toll at 45 killed. Britain's United Nations ambassador is ... [Full Article...]

Judge mulls jury visiting crime scene in Slager trial

Wilson said that even if Slager felt provoked by Scott's resistance despite being repeatedly stunned by a Taser, that didn't justify killing him. Michael Slager is charged in the April 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott, who fled from a traffic stop and resisted arrest. [Full Article...]

US President-Elect Donald Trump Chooses Secretary Education: Who Is Betsy DeVos?

US President-Elect Donald Trump Chooses Secretary Education: Who Is Betsy DeVos? DeVos and her husband, Dick DeVos - who unsuccessfully ran for governor of MI in 2006 - have donated to Focus on the Family , a conservative Christian group that opposes the expansion of LGBT rights and has been influential in pushing conversion therapy to "cure" or curb the behavior of LGBT-identifying people. [Full Article...]

Pinnacle Mountain Fire grows to 10500 acres, rain brings relief

Forest Service spokesman Adam Rondeau says there are 24 large wildfires now burning throughout the southern USA, covering about 133,000 acres. "Even though we can see the end is in sight, there's still a lot of work to do on this fire". This process eliminates potential fuel the fire needs to expand. FIRE SIZE: 10,181 acres, as of November 29, 2016 at 1 a.m. There are no evacuations in effect ... [Full Article...]

Trump summons Romney for 2nd look as staffers squabble

Trump summons Romney for 2nd look as staffers squabble There has been no indication of widespread election tampering or voter fraud in those states or any others, and Trump aides struggled Monday to back up their boss' claim . Even as Trump weighs major decisions that will shape his presidency, he's been unable to avoid being distracted by the recount effort. On Monday, Donald Trump officially won the state of MI bringing him to a total electoral t... [Full Article...]

Husband of California woman who went missing speaks out

On Monday, police said investigators had their first "lengthy" interview with Papini but refused to release more details, citing a "critical and active investigation". The 30-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and strangled on a Spring Creek Park trail the locals call "the Weeds", near her parents' house in Queens. [Full Article...]

Democrats Have Ways to Check Trump (Prayer Is Just One)

In a sense, the Democrats almost put themselves out of business electorally by reducing the size of the major voting block that had propelled them to legislative and presidential majorities. Democrats have won the popular vote in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2012 and now 2016. Our Democratic friends, after the shellacking their candidates received, are in a funk that will last for several years. [Full Article...]

Jurors questioned in Charleston church trial

Jurors questioned in Charleston church trial U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel ruled the case could proceed but cautioned Roof against representing himself, noting his defense team's considerable legal expertise. "Since it is doubtful Mr. Roof will present his own case for life, the hearing becomes a charade as jurors are denied the information that is critical to their decision", added Adams, who isn't involved in the case. [Full Article...]

Mitt Romney Confirms His "Far Reaching Conversation" with Donald Trump

Mitt Romney Confirms His Mitt Romney came in". Trump himself said retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis was an "impressive" prospect for defense secretary. "I think we have some really incredible people going to be working for the country", Mr Trump said on Sunday evening. [Full Article...]

Wildfire Tears Through Tennessee As Region Suffers Exceptional Drought

Wildfire Tears Through Tennessee As Region Suffers Exceptional Drought The smoke is so bad in some areas that Sevier County School officials moved kids from Pi Beta Phi Elementary to the Rocky Top Athletic Facility at 12:30 p.m. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday morning that no fatalities had been reported, but that three people with "severe burns" were being treated in Nashville and a fourth person "with burns to their face" was being evaluated ... [Full Article...]

Custody extended for 5 suspects in French attack plot

And two of the four arrested in Strasbourg had travelled to Syria, they added. The extension of the custody today suggests there is concern over an imminent attack or that the investigation is part of an worldwide cooperation. Valls told lawmakers that France's 2017 elections and involvement in the United States-led coalition fighting ISIS has made the country a target for terrorist attacks. [Full Article...]

Federal Judge Halts Overtime Rule

Federal Judge Halts Overtime Rule This salary threshold is roughly double what now allows workers to be exempted from overtime. A hearing date has not been set. "With the injunction yesterday it is unclear what exactly will happen, because a lot of employers have already invested money, and time and resources in setting up processes to track overtime differently", Jebaraj said. [Full Article...]

Charging decision expected in Wayne State officer's death

Wayne State has more than 27,000 students and is located in the heart of Detroit . Rose, 28, a five-year veteran of the force, was transported to the hospital in critical condition and underwent surgery for his wound, police said. DeAngelo Lamar Davis, 31, will remain in jail without bond, the judge said. In Michigan, two other police officers died in gunfire - Berrien County court bailiff Rona... [Full Article...]

Charging decision expected in Wayne State officer's death

Wayne State has more than 27,000 students and is located in the heart of Detroit . Rose, 28, a five-year veteran of the force, was transported to the hospital in critical condition and underwent surgery for his wound, police said. DeAngelo Lamar Davis, 31, will remain in jail without bond, the judge said. In Michigan, two other police officers died in gunfire - Berrien County court bailiff Rona... [Full Article...]


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