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Delta Passenger Says Staff Tied Her To Wheelchair

Wednesday  15:21,   25 april 2018

"She has bruise marks on part of her arm because it was so tight and she started crying," Nathan Saliagas said of his mother.Diagnosed with MS five years ago, Maria Saliagas told WFTV she and her husband have made an annual trip to Europe[...]

Anger spreads across Puerto Rico over lack of basic services

Wednesday  12:56,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

Puerto Rico's Senate has ordered government agencies to explain why tens of thousands of people in rural areas remain without power or appropriate shelter as anger grows about the lack of basic services more than seven months after Hurricane[...]

Egg of extinct elephant bird was mislabeled as fake for decades, museum realizes

Wednesday  11:10,   25 april 2018
FOX News

A museum in Buffalo, N.Y., recently discovered that a rare elephant bird egg in its collection had been mislabeled as a model for decades. A collections manager at the Buffalo Museum of Science was updating its catalog to a digital system when she[...]

Passenger dies aboard Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Kansas City

Wednesday  11:00,   25 april 2018
FOX News

A female passenger aboard an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Kansas City died Tuesday as the result of a medical emergency, officials said. The woman aboard Flight 478 could not be resuscitated at Kansas City International Airport, an airport [...]

In tiny Illinois town, residents hesitate to acknowledge accused shooter as one of their own

Wednesday  09:36,   25 april 2018
Chicago Tribune

MORTON, Ill. - Four hundred miles from Nashville, Tenn., in a small, bedroom community surrounded by Illinois farmland and divided by a winding, two-lane road, news of the fatal Waffle House shooting roared into town like an unexpected storm. The[...]

Cal State Fresno professor will keep job after 'disgraceful' tweets about Barbara Bush, campus president says

Wednesday  09:36,   25 april 2018
Los Angeles Times

A Cal State Fresno professor who posted disparaging remarks on Twitter about former First Lady Barbara Bush will keep her job, university officials said Tuesday. Randa Jarrar drew swift and widespread condemnation when she called Bush, wife of[...]

Mystery Queens blaze leaves six hurt, one critical

Wednesday  09:36,   25 april 2018
New York Daily News

A total of six people were injured in the apartment fire — including one victim who remains in critical condition, FDNY officials said. Six people were injured, one critically, after a fire broke out on the first floor of a Queens apartment[...]

Fundraiser for Waffle House hero raises $100k in less than a day

Wednesday  09:36,   25 april 2018
The Hill

A fundraiser for the man being hailed as a hero in the Nashville Waffle House shooting has raised more than $100,000 in less than 24 hours. Reporter Yashar Ali started the GoFundMe for James Shaw Jr., who wrestled the gun away from a shooter during[...]

That's a heavy lift: Rhino at Illinois zoo undergoes CT scan

Wednesday  09:15,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

A rhinoceros at a suburban Chicago zoo has undergone what's believed to be the first CT scan performed on the species, and it was no easy task. Layla is seven and a half years old and 2,300 pounds and lives at Brookfield Zoo. The scan was needed [...]

This teen’s racist prom invite was a bad idea. But a free-speech expert says it’s his right.

Wednesday  06:00,   25 april 2018

Because Noah Crowley's racist sign was posted to Snapchat off-campus, free-speech rules apply, a professor says.The student, who officials confirm is 18-year-old Noah Crowley, was seen holding up a sign with a message asking another student to[...]

Federal judge: Trump administration must accept new DACA applications

Wednesday  04:55,   25 april 2018

D.C. judge calls administration’s attempt to end protections for dreamers unlawful, gives government 90 days to provide a better explanation.U.S. District Judge John D. Bates called the government’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood[...]

Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

Wednesday  04:00,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

A new scientific study shows that gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015. Researcher says the drop can be largely attributed to a decline in gang violence and falling homicide rates for black and Hispanic male[...]

The NRA just broke a 15-year fundraising record

Wednesday  03:35,   25 april 2018
Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON - As the student-led March for Our Lives movement captured the nation's attention in the weeks after the Parkland shooting, the other side of the gun control debate enjoyed a banner month of its own. The National Rifle[...]

Husband of Southwest Airlines victim: "I have no idea how I can do this without her"

Wednesday  03:30,   25 april 2018
CBS News

For the first time, Jennifer Riordan's husband Michael is speaking out publicly about her tragic death aboard Flight 1380Now for the first time, Jennifer's husband Michael is speaking out publicly. Here's a transcript of his conversation with[...]

Legally blind 76-year-old hiker missing in Joshua Tree National Park

Wednesday  02:57,   25 april 2018
Los Angeles Times

Authorities are searching for a legally blind man who went missing after going for a hike in Joshua Tree National Park on Saturday morning. David Sewell, 76, appears to have left the Quail Springs parking lot and was headed for an “unspecified[...]