Tag Archives: U.S.

Kentucky bill would motivate jobless to find work, proponents say

A bill in the Kentucky Legislature would link the weeks a person may receive unemployment benefits to the state’s jobless rate.  (2010 Getty Images) Kentucky’s Legislature is considering a bill that would cut in half the number of weeks a person can receive unemployment benefits. Under Kentucky’s current labor law, a person laid off for any reason other than misconduct ...

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Mikaela Shiffrin admits to napping between Olympic skiing runs

Women’s Giant Slalom gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. celebrates during the Olympic victory ceremony in Pyeongchang.  (Reuters) That’s one way to go for the gold. On Feb. 15, skier Mikaela Shiffrin took home gold for Team USA in the women’s giant slalom event. While her Olympic competitors were likely abuzz with anxiety, the 22-year-old Colorado native kept her ...

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In Baltimore, public trust erodes amid police scandal

BALTIMORE –  Confidence in Baltimore’s sworn protectors has badly deteriorated in recent years, but federal courtroom admissions about a range of criminal abuses by officers may be eroding it to rock bottom. During a recent police corruption trial, witnesses testified that rogue detectives resold looted narcotics, conducted home invasions and falsified evidence for years. The astounding range of abuses stretching ...

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Al-Qaida 'warrior' gets life for killing 2 US soldiers in Afghanistan

Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Harun  (U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York) A Saudi-born follower of al-Qaida who was convicted in March of killing two U.S. service members in Afghanistan received a life seentence Friday in a New York courtroom. But Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Harun, a self-described al-Qaida “warrior,” refused to attend his sentencing. “I can’t think of ...

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U.S. intelligence, lawmakers 'deeply concerned' about Chinese phone companies

File photo: A man waves the Chinese national flag as an amateur choir performs in a park in a residential neighbourhood in Beijing, China February 28, 2017. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter) U.S. lawmakers and intelligence officials are expressing concern about the threat of Chinese telecommunication companies operating inside the country. This week, the Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing on global terror ...

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Florida school shooting timeline

The gunman who killed 17 at a Florida high school Wednesday afternoon attempted to fire at fleeing students from the building’s third-floor windows, but the high-impact windows didn’t shatter, a state senator said. Florida State Sen. Bill Galvano said authorities told him it would have been easy for the shooter, identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, to open the windows. “Thank ...

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Funeral procession, services for Ohio officers fatally shot

WESTERVILLE, Ohio –  A funeral procession and service are planned for two Ohio police officers fatally shot while responding to a 911 hang-up call in the Columbus suburb of Westerville. A viewing is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Friday for officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville, followed by a funeral ...

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Man who feared 'hoodlums' on trial for shooting black man

RALEIGH, N.C. –  An unarmed black man shot by a white homeowner who complained about “hoodlums” in his neighborhood was killed on a rare night when he decided to go to a house party instead of staying home to play video games, the victim’s friends testified Thursday. Their testimony followed opening statements in the murder trial of Chad Copley, who ...

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