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With her primary win in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District on Tuesday, Jahana Hayes now has the potential to make history in the state. If Hayes goes on to victory in November, she will be Connecticut’s first black Democrat in Congress. Hayes, who grew up in housing projects in Waterbury, spoke to The New York Times about potentially being the state’s first nonwhite congressional Democrat.
Defense attorney Kevin Downing makes a statement to the media after leaving federal court Tuesday. The trial of President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is coming to a quieter than expected end. Manafort’s defense team rested its case on Tuesday without presenting any evidence, which means the trial will move on to closing arguments from both sides at a federal courthouse in Virginia on Wednesday.
Jessie the parrot was decidedly unimpressed when a firefighter came to rescue her from a rooftop in London on Monday morning.The Macaw, who escaped from her owner’s home and perched on a nearby roof for three days, spewed profanity at her attempted rescuer
A grand jury indicted Arthur Williams on charges of first-degree felony assault, second-degree misdemeanor assault and misconduct in office, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Tuesday. “It is important that the community knows there is one standard of justice, no matter your sex, race religion, or occupation,” Mosby said in a statement.
From cross-country road trips to intercontinental excursions, it’s not out of the ordinary to plan a trip within your trip.Even if you’re only headed a few hours away from your main destination, planning a getaway while on a getaway can put you in a completely
It was the first shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist destination since 2012. The victim was a 61-year-old man, who suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs, said Gary Sharpless, assistant harbormaster in Truro. The attack happened around 4 p.m. at Long Nook Beach in Truro, on the Atlantic Ocean side of the peninsula, he told The Associated Press.
A man who died when he flew a plane into his own house after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife had full access to his employer's plane because he had earned the firm's trust, the president of the Utah company said Tuesday. Duane Youd, 47, was a "rock-solid" employee and a good person during 13 months as company pilot, Leon Van Sickle told The Associated Press. Youd was a stellar pilot who flew employees to business meetings around North America in the company's only plane, a twin-engine Cessna 525, Van Sickle said.
If you just bought a 2019 Subaru Ascent, the brand’s new three-row SUV, the company may replace it with another brand-new car because of an unusual recall for a flaw that dealers can’t repair. Subaru is recalling 293 vehicles in the U.S. because they’re missing spot welds in the B-pillar (that’s the vertical structural element behind the front door, where it latches). Since local dealers aren’t equipped with or trained to use welding robots, all of the affected cars must be returned to Subaru and crushed.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) won the Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general on Tuesday, days after he was publicly accused of domestic abuse. The deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee bested Minnesota Rep. Deb Holstrom, former county prosecutor Tom Foley, Minneapolis attorney Matt Pelikan and former state Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman to clinch the party’s nomination. Ellison has denied allegations that he physically and verbally abused ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan, as first publicly alleged by her son in a Facebook post published Saturday.
Paul Manafort’s opportunities to attack the weighty federal case against him here have dwindled to a two-hour closing argument. President Trump’s former campaign manager’s defense team lost all of the motions it made publicly (not counting a few edits to jury instructions that it proposed jointly with Mueller’s team), declined to offer any evidence or call any witnesses of its own, and accepted a half-hour reduction in the time allotted for its final case to the jury. After hearing 10 days of prosecution evidence, the jury entered the courtroom for a only few minutes after lunch on Tuesday to hear lead defense lawyer Kevin Downing formally rest Manafort’s case.
Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after closing it to most deliveries on July 9 over months of border tensions, as relative calm returned and truce talks progressed. An Israeli official said on condition of anonymity that an initial set of "understandings" had been reached with the help of Egypt and United Nations officials, leading to calm over the last several days and the opening of the crossing.
The 884-page report is the largest, most comprehensive investigation on the church’s sex abuse scandal by a U.S. state, according to Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Most of the victims identified in the report were boys, but some were girls.
A sixth first responder has died battling this year’s wildfires in California, fighting what has become the largest wildfire in California’s history. The firefighter, who was from Utah but has not been named, was fighting the Mendocino Complex blaze along the Mendocino National Forest when he suffered fatal injuries on Monday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said. The firefighter’s death is the first attributed to the Mendocino Complex fires, which as of Tuesday morning had spread across more than 305,400 acres and was 68 percent contained, Cal Fire said.
The failure of a roughly 50-year-old suspension bridge in Genoa shows how important it is to increase investment spending in Italy, Salvini told reporters Tuesday in Catania, Sicily, hinting that EU spending limits had put lives at risk. “If external constraints prevent us from spending to have safe roads and schools, then it really calls into question whether it makes sense to follow these rules,” Salvini, who heads the euroskeptic League, said.
Rescuers hunted for survivors among huge chunks of debris on Wednesday after a bridge collapse that killed 39, as furious government ministers rounded on the viaduct’s operator, saying it should pay fines and compensation and lose its concession.The 50
A former aide to House Speaker Paul Ryan has won the Wisconsin Republican primary race to replace him. Steil far outraised his opponents and secured the backing of prominent donors and Republicans, including Ryan.
The revived Ford Ranger won’t officially go on sale for several more months, but we now know how much it will cost. The mid-size pickup’s build-your-own tool is now live on Ford’s website, revealing that the starting price is $25,395 for a rear-wheel-drive extended-cab XL model. All Rangers come with a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission (at least, until the inevitable Raptor version arrives).
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) declared a state of emergency on Monday as a months-long red tide continues to spread throughout the region’s waters, killing hundreds of turtles and sickening people in coastal communities. The red tide ― a harmful bloom of algae that occurs naturally ― began last year and has spread through the Gulf of Mexico, now spanning some 150 miles. Fish and other wildlife have been washing up dead on beaches throughout Florida, including more than 300 sea turtles, manatees and even a whale shark that may have been killed by the phenomenon.
A Haitian woman who was charged with child abuse at a New Mexico compound has been taken into custody by immigration authorities after living in the United States illegally for over 20 years, immigration officials said on Wednesday. Jany Leveille, 35, was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Taos County, New Mexico, on Tuesday and must appear before a judge to resolve her immigration status, according to a statement by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "Leveille has been unlawfully present in the U.S. for more than 20 years after overstaying the validity of her non-immigrant visitor visa," according to an ICE statement.
The White House may have broken the law and President Donald Trump just tweeted about it. “Wacky Omarosa already has a fully signed Non-Disclosure Agreement!” Trump tweeted on Monday as former White House senior aide Omarosa Manigault Newman unleashed a full-throttle media tour to tout her controversial tell-all book, Unhinged. This has included the release of audio recordings she secretly made during her White House tenure, including one made in the building’s Situation Room with chief of staff John Kelly.
When a New York manufacturer created a new, spinoff company to avoid bargaining with unionized workers, federal regulators and a panel of appellate judges said the manufacturer broke the law and violated its employees’ rights. There was, however, one judge who dissented in the appeals decision and sided with the employer: Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. If confirmed, the 53-year-old could potentially push the Supreme Court further to the right on labor and employment issues as unions and worker groups are already facing major judicial setbacks.
The defence has rested in the trial of former Donald Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort, with Judge TS Ellis calling closing arguments for Wednesday morning. Mr Manafort’s trial on several counts of tax evasion and bank fraud will like see the jury head out for deliberations on Wednesday, after his legal team did not call any witnesses to the stand in the federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Mr Manfort decided not to testify in what is the first trial related to the FBI investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, of Russian election meddling and possible collusion between Mr Trump’s 2016 campaign team and Russian officials.
Carey Dean Moore, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:47 a.m. Moore had been sentenced to death for killing two cab drivers in Omaha in 1979. Witnesses said that there appeared to be no complications in the execution process, which also was the first time a state used four drugs in combination.
A man detained on suspicion of carrying out a terrorist attack outside Britain’s parliament is Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin, a European security source told Reuters on Wednesday.