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Speeding Amtrak engineer charged in 2015 crash that killed 8

But a Philadelphia municipal court judge on Thursday ordered the charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment against Bostian to be revived. He had heard through radio traffic that a nearby commuter train had been struck by a rock. Other lawyers have called last year's NTSB report on the crash a "whitewash" and a "quantum leap". [Full Article...]

Trump's team 'was warned Russians could blackmail' Michael Flynn

Trump's team 'was warned Russians could blackmail' Michael Flynn The subcommittee that held Monday's hearing is running one of multiple congressional probes into the Russian Federation interference, along with House and Senate intelligence panels. Trump fired him, but blamed the media for the leaks that exposed his mischaracterization to Pence. We don't know what exactly Flynn told Kislyak about the sanctions. [Full Article...]

Police chief, 2 nursing home employees killed; gunman dead

Kirkersville Elementary School, which is located near the Pine Kirk Care Center , was locked down, and students who were still on the way to school on buses were diverted to nearby Watkins Middle School. "I was in my driveway", she said. People shouted that they needed police, the witness said. Neither the condition nor the identities of the two injured and hospitalized victims from the OH nur... [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions is bringing back the drug war - and making it worse

Sessions' memo to US attorneys is an undoing of Obama-era policies that aimed to ease federal prison overcrowding and show lenience to nonviolent, lower-level drug offenders. "I have empowered our prosecutors to charge and pursue the most serious offense". Zirkin, a Baltimore County Democrat, said that while Sessions might think he's being tough on crime, research shows "you can't jail your way... [Full Article...]

Comey Firing Will Not Stop FBI's Trump-Russia Investigation, Acting Director Says

He's a grandstander". President Trump is in the market for a new FBI Director. he's fired James Comey. The meeting between Rosenstein and the lawmakers comes after The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that the newly confirmed deputy AG threatened to resign after reports began painting him as the primary "mover of the decision" to sack Comey. [Full Article...]

Officer shot after man opens fire in nursing home

Disario was a father of six children and was expecting a seventh, said Thorp, who added that he did not know the chief. He said he saw people "running" from the Pine Kirk Care Center . The gunman then reportedly walked into a nursing facility and shot two others. The facility is open to the public, the Dispatch noted, so family and friends can visit the residents, though WOSU reported the shoot... [Full Article...]

Gov. Brown: Big cuts ahead for California's budget

Gov. Brown: Big cuts ahead for California's budget Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) said Browns May Revision of his budget proposal was "a flawless Democrat con job". The revised budget plan, which goes into effect July 1, includes a $1.4-billion increase in spending for the 2017-18 school year. [Full Article...]

McConnell defends all-male health overhaul group

Quit your bellyaching, women-Senate Republican leaders have heard your complaints that their working group on health care reform included 13 men and no women and responded that, actually, "Everybody's at the table". GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia says Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made clear Tuesday that all were welcome to participate. McConnell spoke on the Senate floor as ... [Full Article...]


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