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Fidget Spinners Named Among Possible Summer Hazards For Kids

(AP) – Thinking of getting your kid the wildly popular fidget spinner? A consumer watchdog group is warning parents to think again. Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm said Wednesday in unveiling its summer safety report that the ubiquitous spinners, already banned in many schools, can fall apart and the small pieces can create a […]

Man Killed Woman, Then Himself On Chicago Skyway

(AP) – Authorities say a man gunned down a woman believed to be his wife during an argument on a major Chicago expressway before he shot and killed himself.  The shooting at about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday forced authorities to close the Chicago Skyway for about five hours. The expressway connects Chicago and Indiana. Chicago Police […]

Report: Officer Stabbing May Be Terrorism

(Flint, MI) — The FBI is investigating the stabbing of a police officer at the Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan as a possible act of terrorism. NBC News is reporting that the Canadian-born suspect shouted “Allah Akbar” before stabbing Officer Jeff Neville several times. The suspect is in custody. The Michigan State Police-Metro Detroit says […]

Trump Congratulates Handel On Twitter

(AP) – President Donald Trump took to Twitter to celebrate Republican Karen Handel’s victory in a Georgia special congressional race that became an expensive national proxy for Washington wars ahead of next year’s midterm elections.  In a Tuesday night tweet, Trump congratulated Handel and said “we are all very proud of you!” In another tweet, […]

US-China Talks Focusing On North Korean Threat

(AP) – The death of an American college student after his imprisonment in North Korea is threatening to overshadow high-level U.S.-Chinese talks in Washington.  President Donald Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage with North Korea’s totalitarian government. American concern is growing over North Korea’s acceleration toward having a nuclear missile […]

Ryan: Scalise On ‘road To Recovery’

(AP) – House Speaker Paul Ryan says the congressman grievously injured in last week’s shooting at a Republican baseball practice is “on the road to recovery” but it will take some time. Ryan made the comments to reporters Wednesday morning. Members of the House were wearing purple-and-gold fleur-de-lis lapel stickers, a familiar symbol in Louisiana […]

Former DHS Secretary: Russian Meddling “Unprecedented”

(Washington, DC) — Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is telling congressional lawmakers Russia’s meddling in the presidential election is “unprecedented in scale and scope.” Johnson made the comment in a House hearing on Capitol Hill today. He said it is clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed efforts to influence the U.S. election through […]

Woman Who Hid Gun In Her Vagina Gets Probation In Drug Case

(AP) – A Texas woman who police said packed a loaded pistol in her vagina has been sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to drug possession.  Ashley Cecilia Castaneda has been sentenced to 10 years on deferred probation for methamphetamine possession. The 33-year-old Waco woman also was fined $2,500.  Waco police say that when […]

Suspect Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Infant

(AP) – Houston police have arrested a man for the death of a 10-month-old boy who was fatally shot last week while his father was walking him outside an apartment complex. Authorities announced Tuesday that 24-year-old Jared Balogun has been charged with capital murder in the death of Messiah Marshall.  Assistant Police Chief Matt Slinkard […]

Murder Suspect Took Officer’s Gun To Fire On Others

(AP) – A South Texas police chief says a murder suspect who wounded three police officers in an exchange of gunfire had taken the service weapon of one officer to fire on the others. Laredo Chief Claudio Trevino said during a news conference Tuesday that suspect Antonio Geraldo Rodriguez used his own weapon during a […]