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Gun-control initiative sparks face-off by City Hall

Sunday  12:55,   19 august 2018
seattlepi

A far-right rally, "Liberty or Death," was met with equal resistance from counter-protesters on Saturday in front of City Hall. The left and right groups, numbering about 300 and 200, respectively, were separated by a street[...]
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Chicago 'peace picnic' turns violent: 3 people shot, another is beaten

Sunday  11:30,   19 august 2018
foxnews

Three people were shot at a back-to-school peace picnic held at a playground in Chicago on Saturday night. A fourth person was beaten up at the event that was held to promote peace and community.The picnic, which took place at Seward Park on the[...]

Scientists testing new solution to fight Florida's toxic red tide

Sunday  08:55,   19 august 2018
cbsnews

At least seven counties in Florida are under a state of emergency for a toxic algae bloom that has killed thousands of marine animals . But researchers at a lab in Sarasota say they have a machine that can fight the red tide.The state of Florida is[...]

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown grants dozens of pardons — including three for people facing deportation

Sunday  06:10,   19 august 2018
latimes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he had issued pardons to 36 people, including three immigrants with criminal records who face possible deportation. Brown also issued 31 commutations reducing inmates'[...]

ICE agents detain man en route to hospital with pregnant wife in San Bernardino

Saturday  23:50,   18 august 2018
latimes

The wait was almost over. Maria del Carmen Venegas was ready to give birth. She and her husband piled into the family van and headed to a San Bernardino hospital Wednesday for Venegas’ scheduled Cesarean section. But first, they stopped at a gas[...]

New Trump power plant plan would release hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 into the air

Saturday  23:45,   18 august 2018
msn

The EPA proposal would let states set their own regulation standards, likely cutting a fraction of carbon dioxide emissions compared with the Obama-era plan.President Trump plans next week to unveil a proposal that would empower states to establish[...]

School removes 'sexist' quote that told girls to 'act like a lady'

Saturday  22:25,   18 august 2018
usatoday

The now-removed quote, "The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman" is commonly attributed to businesswoman Sydney Biddle Barrows."The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman," the quote[...]

Carr fire in Redding moved faster than evacuation orders, leaving a deadly toll

Saturday  21:06,   18 august 2018
latimes

The Carr fire swept in without mercy.Burned down remains of homes are seen from an areal photo in the Keswick neighborhood of Redding on Aug. 10. Fire crews have made progress against the biggest blaze in California history but officials say the[...]

Some priests accused of child sexual abuse were sent to psychiatric clinics for treatment

Saturday  20:34,   18 august 2018
usatoday

At least 30 priests accused of child sex abuse in Pennsylvania went briefly to St. Luke Institute. But some recommendations from staff were ignored.Those first laws in the state placed the duty to report abuse on doctors and other medical staff. At[...]

Teen shoved from 60-foot bridge into river: I never asked my friend to push me

Saturday  20:00,   18 august 2018
today

Taylor Smith, the 18-year-old who pushed Jordan Holgerson off a Washington state bridge, may see jail time for her impulsive decision.Holgerson, 16, told anchors Craig Melvin and Kate Snow that she's still in pain from her injuries. She suffered six [...]

Counterprotesters gather as Boston Free Speech rally is set to start at noon

Saturday  19:35,   18 august 2018
bostonglobe

More than 100 people gathered outside the Massachusetts State House about 10 a.m. Saturday to chant and hold signs opposing far-right political groups as the organizers behind last year’s “free speech” rally in Boston prepared to march in the city[...]

Melted car batteries and twisted metal: How California cleans up after wildfires

Saturday  17:45,   18 august 2018
msn

<p>Melted car batteries and twisted metal: How California cleans up after wildfires</p>Burned down remains of homes are seen from an areal photo in the Keswick neighborhood of Redding on Aug. 10. Fire crews have made progress against the[...]

Minnesota Beer Delivery Men Help Lure Man From Bridge Ledge With Kind Words and Coors Light

Saturday  17:41,   18 august 2018
insideedition

The hero workers encountered an apparently suicidal man clinging to the fence on an overpass.Kwame Anderson and his co-worker, Jason Gable, work driving over a bridge that spans Interstate 94 in St. Paul when they spotted a man clinging to the[...]

Baby left in Ohio phone booth. The mystery solved 64 years later

Saturday  16:55,   18 august 2018
usatoday

Bread delivery men found a 2-month-old baby in an Ohio phone booth in January 1954. It took 64 years and a DNA test to prove Steve Dennis was that baby. Now the Phoenix man will finally meet his mother.It would take 64 years and a DNA test[...]

This E.R. Treats Opioid Addiction on Demand. That’s Very Rare.

Saturday  15:56,   18 august 2018
nytimes

Some hospital emergency departments are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that too often fails to provide immediate treatment.OAKLAND, Calif. — Every year, thousands of people addicted to opioids show up at hospital[...]