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Pulse civil rights complaint shifts away from first moments of attack

Thursday  23:40,   16 august 2018
msn

ORLANDO, Fla. - A rewritten complaint in the lawsuit dozens of Pulse survivors filed against the city of Orlando and some of its the police officers shifts the focus away from some of the first officers who responded to the June 12, 2016, massacre.[...]
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Judge orders new federal review of Keystone XL pipeline

Thursday  23:25,   16 august 2018
msn

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL pipeline's proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route, raising the possibility of further delays to a project[...]

Group sues to expand protected orca habitat along West Coast

Thursday  22:25,   16 august 2018
msn

With the Pacific Northwest's killer whales struggling, an environmental group is suing to force President Donald Trump's administration to expand protected habitat. The Center for Biological Diversity filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S.[...]

Trump's military parade in Washington may cost $92 million

Thursday  22:15,   16 august 2018
nbcnews

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said in February the cost might be $10 million to $30 million.WASHINGTON — The estimated cost of the military parade requested by President Donald Trump has risen again to as much as $92 million, according[...]

Tuition Will Be Free for All N.Y.U. Medical School Students

Thursday  21:51,   16 august 2018
nytimes

A plan will cover the $55,000 annual tuition for every current and future New York University School of Medicine student, regardless of financial need.Citing concerns about “overwhelming financial debt” for students, the New York University School[...]

Vice President Mike Pence tells family of Mollie Tibbetts: 'You're on the hearts of every American'

Thursday  21:36,   16 august 2018
nydailynews

Vice President Mike Pence said during a visit to Iowa on Wednesday that he is hopeful Mollie Tibbetts will return home, telling her family that "you’re on the hearts of every American." Pence vowed the administration will continue [...]

Special Report: Children poisoned by lead on U.S. Army bases as hazards ignored

Thursday  20:20,   16 august 2018
reuters

<p>Previously undisclosed military and state health records, and testing by Reuters for lead in soldiers' homes, show problems at some of America's largest military installations.</p>He was pleased. His wife, Darlena, was pregnant with [...]

Rare Nickel Sells for Record-Breaking $4.5 Million

Thursday  19:45,   16 august 2018
fortune

Rare Nickel Sells for Record-Breaking $4.5 MillionThe Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head nickel, one of only five ever produced, is now one of the five most valuable coins ever sold at auction and holds the title of “most valuable non-precious metal[...]

Feds open investigation into ex-Ohio State wrestling doctor

Thursday  18:55,   16 august 2018
nbcnews

The inquiry will examine whether Ohio State acted "promptly" to investigate student complaints about Dr. Richard Strauss. The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into whether Ohio State University officials responded [...]

Gov. Mike Huckabee says he was stuck on 'quarantined' plane at Nashville airport

Thursday  18:35,   16 august 2018
usatoday

Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said he was on a "quarantined" plane Thursday at Nashville International Airport. Tweeting from the plane, Huckabee said at 5:31 a.m. the red eye American Airlines flight[...]

Chicago cops pointed guns at children while raiding the wrong address, lawsuit says

Thursday  17:01,   16 august 2018
chicagotribune

Chicago police officers pointed their guns at two young children while executing a search warrant at the wrong address, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court. Gilbert Mendez is suing the city, saying police used excessive force[...]

Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?

Thursday  17:01,   16 august 2018
msn

Massachusetts' leading shark expert is trying to determine if the first person to be attacked in waters off the state since 2012 was bitten by a great white shark.&nbsp;TRURO, Mass. — Massachusetts' leading shark expert is trying to[...]

Why California's largest fire in history is so difficult to contain

Thursday  15:50,   16 august 2018
latimes

Each day on the front lines of California’s largest wildfire, firefighters start their shifts noting their safety zones and escape routes. Flames from the Mendocino Complex are still ripping through thousands of acres a day.Burned down remains of[...]

Murder trial to start for Texas officer who shot teen in car

Thursday  15:21,   16 august 2018
msn

A murder trial for a former Texas police officer who killed a black teenager highlights the heightened role video evidence plays in high-profile police shootings that have stirred discourse and triggered protests nationwide over issues of race and[...]

Man missing on Mount St. Helens for nearly a week survived on bees and berries

Thursday  13:31,   16 august 2018
cnn

A hiker who was missing for six days on Mount St. Helens survived by eating bees and berries, his mother says. "Bees were after him the whole time, he said, so he killed them and ate them," Linda Matheny told reporters.Matthew Matheny was[...]