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Jacquie Cadorette
August 22, 2019 - 1:59 pm
Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is experiencing record-breaking fires, and scientists are warning about what this could mean for climate change. According to CNN , fires in the Amazon have been tracked by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) since 2013 and are now burning at the highest...
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Associated Press
August 22, 2019 - 12:34 pm
( AP ) -- Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who once sparred with journalists, has decided to join them. Fox News said Thursday that Sanders has been hired to provide political commentary and analysis across all its properties, including Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and...
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FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. The will that Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide on Aug. 10, 2019, puts more than $577 million in assets in a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
August 22, 2019 - 3:49 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages. Estate lawyers and other experts say prying open the...
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Abbie Bennett
August 21, 2019 - 2:23 pm
( Connecting Vets ) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation to erase the student loan debt of fully disabled veterans. During the AMVETS 75th National Convention in Kentucky, the president announced and then immediately signed a presidential memorandum to eliminate that debt. "...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
WWL Newsroom
August 21, 2019 - 7:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said American Jews who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the Republican president...
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WWL Newsroom
August 21, 2019 - 6:38 am
(AP) -- A truck driver who threatened to "shoot up" a church in Memphis and said he was haunted by "spiritual snakes and spiders" people put in his bed was arrested in Indiana, less than a week before the day of the planned attacks, authorities said in newly filed court records. Thomas Matthew...
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Thomas Perumean
August 21, 2019 - 5:08 am
Defective airbags under recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have not been replaced. According to a release from the NHTSA, long-term exposure to high heat and humidity can cause these air bags inflator unit to explode when deployed. Such explosions have caused injuries and...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
WWL Newsroom
August 20, 2019 - 8:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after he said buying Greenland wasn't a top priority, President Donald Trump canceled an upcoming trip to Denmark after its prime minister dismissed the idea. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen had called Trump's musing about buying Greenland, which her government owns, "an...
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1010 WINS Newsroom
August 20, 2019 - 6:09 pm
( 1010 WINS/AP ) -- A young girl discovered something slithery at Newark Liberty International Airport security checkpoint: a 15-inch-long snake. Transportation Security Administration officials at Newark said that it appears the thin, black snake with a yellow ring around its neck was forgotten by...
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Gov. Gavin Newsom holds up the measure by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, left, that he signed that limits the use of lethal force by law enforcement Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Weber's bill, AB392, would bar police from using lethal force unless it is necessary to prevent imminent threat of death or serious injury to themselves and others. Stevante Clark, right, holds up a photo of his brother, Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento Police in 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 19, 2019 - 9:37 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the fatal police shooting of a young unarmed black man that roiled California's capital city, state lawmakers approved changes to the nation's oldest law governing when officers can use deadly force and it was signed by the governor Monday, though even...
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