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California police officer shot dead while investigating car accident
News ImageA second officer with the Whittier Police Department and the suspect, a Hispanic man in his 20s, were wounded in the exchange of gunfire, said Lieutenant John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department. The officers had responded to a traffic accident in Whittier when they determined that one of the cars was registered as stolen.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:10:32 -0500
2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Nails An Official 198 MPH Top Speed
News Image650-horsepower Chevy Camaro actually tops 200 mph with minor adjustments. Gentlemen, start your engines.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0500
Massachusetts police end visits to schools to greet kids
News ImageNORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts police department's program that sent officers into elementary schools one day a week to greet and high-five students has been ended because some people complained.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:05:15 -0500
Years of failed efforts to end Syrian conflict
News ImageSince the start of Syria's war in 2011, several diplomatic initiatives have stumbled over the future of President Bashar al-Assad. In January 2012, two months after an initial bid to end the violence, leading Arab diplomats adopt a fresh plan that would transfer power from Assad to a coalition cabinet. On June 30, 2012 in Geneva, global powers draw up a plan that would install a transition government, but which does not spell out what would happen to Assad.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:56:58 -0500
Cop Helps Girl, 10, With Math Homework After She Messaged Police Department on Facebook
News Image"I'm having trouble with my homework. Could you help me?" 10-year-old Lena wrote in a Facebook message to the Marion, Ohio Police Department.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:59:00 -0500
Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in Missouri
News ImageUNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) Vandals have damaged or tipped over as many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in suburban St. Louis, leaving the region's Jewish community shaken and anxious.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:25:15 -0500
Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos resigns after controversial pedophilia comments
News ImageOn Feb. 21, 2017, Milo Yiannopoulos announced his resignation as an editor at Breitbart News. The writer and commentator has been facing backlash since a video of him making controversial comments about pedophilia surfaced.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:17:22 -0500
U.S. judge blocks Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood Medicaid funds
News ImageBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in Austin issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday halting Texas' plan to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, saying the state did not present evidence of a program violation that would warrant termination. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks said state health officials "likely acted to disenroll qualified health care providers from Medicaid without cause." He said the preliminary injunction will preserve the court's ability to render a meaningful decision on the case's merits.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:42:39 -0500
A Serbian Trap: Freezing conditions in Belgrade are not the biggest problem for refugees in Belgrade
News ImageA trip along the refugee track within Serbia reveals that the old route through the Balkans is still being used despite strong border control, harsh conditions and frozen temperatures. Despite the existence of camps built by the Serbian state, the migrants are here trying to make their way into European Union countries illegally.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:35:57 -0500
Iran Launches Advanced Rockets In Military Exercise
News ImageThe launches during the annual three-day military exercise took place a day after U.S. senators indicated they could impose further sanctions against Tehran.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:52:52 -0500
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