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Washington – U.S. Expelled Two Russian Officials After ‘Attack’ On U.S. Diplomat

July 8, 2016 at 06:30 PM
Washington - The United States expelled two Russian officials on June 17 in response to what it described as a Russian policeman's attack on a U.S. diplomat in Moscow earlier in the month, the State Department said. "On June 17, we expelled two Russian officials from the United States in response to this attack," State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters, declining to provide...

New York – US Police Forces Respond To Dallas Attack With Grief, Action

July 8, 2016 at 06:30 PM
New York - Police departments across the country on Friday reacted to the deadly sniper attack on officers in Dallas with a mix of sorrow for the victims and concern for their own, with many taking precautions to guard against copycats and other potential threats. Outside New York Police Department headquarters, officers stood at attention as an American flag was lowered to half-staff to honor...

Texas – Authorities: Dallas Suspect Amassed Personal Arsenal At Suburban Home

July 8, 2016 at 06:16 PM
Dallas, TX - An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers amassed a personal arsenal at his suburban home, including bomb-making materials, bulletproof vests, rifles, ammunition and a journal of combat tactics, authorities said Friday. The man identified as 25-year-old Micah Johnson told authorities he was upset about the police shootings of two black men...

Valdosta, GA – Authorities: 911 Caller Ambushed, Shot Officer In Georgia

July 8, 2016 at 06:08 PM
Valdosta, GA - A man who called 911 to report a car break-in Friday ambushed a south Georgia police officer dispatched to the scene, sparking a shootout in which both the officer and suspect were wounded, authorities said. Both are expected to survive. The shooting in Valdosta, just north of the Georgia-Florida state line, happened hours after five police officers were killed Thursday night in...

Bristol, TN – Authorities: Highway Gunman Motivated By Police Shootings

July 8, 2016 at 06:01 PM
Bristol, TN - A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday. One woman died and three others, including one police officer, were injured in the rampage. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that initial conversations...

Lincoln, NE – 10 States Sue Over Restrooms Transgender Students Can Use

July 8, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Lincoln, NE - Ten states are suing the federal government over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms conforming to their gender identity. The lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court in Nebraska. The other states involved are Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Nebraska...

New York – NYPD Declines Trump Request To Attend Roll Call

July 8, 2016 at 04:30 PM
New York - New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says his department declined a request by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to attend a police roll call Friday. Bratton said during a news conference Friday that his department is not interested in getting involved in the politics of the moment. He added that we are "not in the business of providing photo ops for...

St Louis, MO – Motorist Shoots Suburban St. Louis Officer

July 8, 2016 at 04:17 PM
St Louis, MO - A suburban St. Louis police officer was "ambushed" during a traffic stop Friday, injured critically after he was shot at least once from behind as he walked to his patrol car, authorities said. The suspect — a man in his 30s who was paroled in early 2015 after serving time on a weapons charge — likely will be charged in the shooting, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar...

Alexandria, VA – Man Charged With Marking Targets In DC For Islamic State

July 8, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Alexandria, VA - A Virginia man has been charged with attempting to assist the Islamic State by photographing targets in the Washington, D.C., area for what he thought would be a video encouraging lone-wolf terrorist attacks in the nation's capital. Haris Qamar, 25, of Burke was arrested Friday morning, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. He is the...

Salt Lake City – 1st Death Related To Zika Virus Seen In Continental US

July 8, 2016 at 03:56 PM
Salt Lake City - Utah health officials say a person infected with Zika has died, and while the exact cause is unclear, it marks the first death related to the virus in the continental U.S. Authorities said Friday that the unidentified Salt Lake County resident traveled abroad to an area with a Zika outbreak. The Salt Lake County Health Department says the elderly person who died in late...

London – Amnesty International: Israel And Palestinians Need To Own Up To War Crimes

July 8, 2016 at 03:25 PM
London - Two years following Operation Protective Edge, Amnesty International is disappointed with the lack of serious inquiries by both Israeli and the Palestinians, according to a report from the London-based human rights group. The report, which came out Thursday, a day before the two-year anniversary of Protective Edge, says both sides committed war crimes, but “neither side has held...

New York – Consumer Reports: Samsung Phone Not Actually Water Resistant

July 8, 2016 at 02:52 PM
New York - Consumer Reports says a Samsung phone that's advertised as being "water resistant" actually isn't. The problem appears limited to the Galaxy S7 Active, a rugged model available only through AT&T in the U.S. The standard S7 and S7 Edge models have the same claims on water resistance and passed tests. Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization that is well respected for its...

New York – Pollard To US Court: ‘Vindictive’ Parole Conditions Because I Want To Live In Israel

July 8, 2016 at 02:32 PM
New York - The conditions for Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard's parole from prison are arbitrary, vindictive and would not prevent him from disclosing classified information if he remembered any after 30 years, his lawyers said in a submission to a New York court Thursday. Thursday was the deadline for Pollard's lawyers to submit their final filing to the court ahead of decisive oral arguments...

Washington – Justice Ginsburg Doesn’t Want To Envision A Trump Win

July 8, 2016 at 02:00 PM
Washington - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she doesn't want to think about the possibility of Donald Trump winning the White House, and she predicts the next president — "whoever she will be" — will have a few appointments to make to the Supreme Court. In an interview Thursday in her court office, the 83-year-old justice and leader of the court's liberal wing said she presumes Democrat...

Grand Rapids, MI – Michigan Music Therapist Records Young Patients’ Heartbeats

July 8, 2016 at 01:30 PM
Grand Rapids, MI - A music therapist at a Michigan children's hospital has made dozens of unique recordings as a gift for patients' parents and other loved ones. Bridget Sova uses a specialized stethoscope recorder to capture the thumping, rhythmic heartbeats of young patients then blends them with a recording of her playing guitar or singing a tune of the family's choosing. Sova, 24, says...

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