Tag Archives: U.S.

March Madness 2018 schedule and what to know

Can you handle the “insanity”?  March Madness is underway: college athletes are competing in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in hopes of being crowned national champions. Read on for a look at the schedule from the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and what to expect over the next few weeks. What are some important dates? Dozens of men’s college basketball teams ...

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Deputies accused of complex plan to bilk woman with dementia

NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. –  Two California officers are being investigated on allegations of stealing money from a 75-year-old woman with dementia, listing her home for sale and putting her on a plane to the Philippines, where she had family. Neighbors and friends on Friday described Rosalie Santallan Achiu as a frail military wife who loved to play cards and was ...

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Student with ‘Trump’ flag assaulted by mob during National School Walkout

A student carrying a “Trump” flag was assaulted in Minnesota during the National School Walkout Day.  (Getty/Reuters) A student at a Minneapolis high school was assaulted by a mob of students after he carried a pro-Trump flag during the National School Walkout on Wednesday, police said. The attack took place while students at Southwest High School were supposed to be ...

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Calif. judge bars LA from enforcing gang restrictions that authorities credited with reducing crime

Los Angeles has been precluded from enforcing most of its ’90s-era, contentious gang injunctions, a federal judge has ruled.  (Reuters) The city of Los Angeles has been barred from enforcing the vast majority of its gang injunctions, which applied restrictions on gang associations that authorities have long credited with reducing crime. The ruling Thursday by U.S. District Judge Virginia A. ...

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US military aircraft crashes in Iraq, officials say

A U.S. Black Hawk military helicopter with American service members aboard crashed in western Iraq near the border with Syria, officials said Thursday.  (U.S. Army/Sgt. Tracy McKithern) A U.S. Black Hawk military helicopter with American service members aboard crashed in western Iraq near the border with Syria, officials said Thursday. “Rescue teams are responding to the scene of the downed ...

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