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Month: January 2019

A slain police officer is being hailed as a ‘Fiji-born American hero’ who made the ultimate sacrifice for his adopted country

This undated file photo provided by the Newman Police Department shows officer Ronil Singh who was killed on duty conducting a traffic stop early Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in the town of Newman, Calif. Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department via Associated Press Cpl. Ronil Singh, who was killed in the line of duty, was hailed on…

President Trump and Vice President Pence offered completely different accounts of a meeting to resolve the government shutdown

Vice President Mike Pence and other senior Trump administration officials met on Saturday with Democratic congressional staffers to try to break a deadlock over a proposed border wall and end a two-week-old partial government shutdown. President Trump and Vice President Pence seem to be in disagreement over the relative progress made. The meeting yielded little…

Dak Prescott took it on his shoulders – How Cowboys quarterback got first playoff win over Seahawks – ESPN

9:27 PM ETIan O’ConnorESPN Senior Writer ARLINGTON, Texas — Roger Staubach had made a lot of smart reads in his Hall of Fame prime, and so on the phone one day during Dak Prescott’s rookie season, his scouting report on Tony Romo’s replacement sounded as credible as they come. Staubach praised Prescott’s decision-making, his precision…

James Woods as Oscars host? One writer thinks it’s worth a shot – Fox News

As Hollywood wrestles with what to do about the upcoming Oscars telecast following the Kevin Hart controversy, one writer thinks he knows the perfect host: veteran actor James Woods.In a Saturday op-ed piece for the New York Post, media writer Jon Levine argues that Woods, 71, could draw millions of new and old viewers to…

10 strategies proposed to stop shootings in America, and how likely they are to work

Students take part in a procession in silence following a mass shooting in Santa Barbara, California on May 24, 2014. Spencer Weiner/Getty Images The US makes up less than 5% of the world’s population but has 31% of the world’s mass shooters.Lawmakers and interest groups are often at odds on policies to curb mass shootings,…

Jazmine Barnes shooting: Police interview ‘persons of interest’ – CNN

(CNN)Detectives investigating the drive-by killing of 7-year-old Houston girl Jazmine Barnes say the case has taken “a new direction” and they are interviewing “persons of interest.”Barnes was riding in a car with her mother LaPorsha Washington and three sisters last Sunday at around 7 a.m. when a man in a red or maroon pickup truck…

Former Defense Secretary Harold Brown dies at 91 – ABC News

Harold Brown, who as defense secretary in the Carter administration championed cutting-edge fighting technology during a tenure that included the failed rescue of hostages in Iran, has died at age 91. Brown died Friday, said the Rand Corp., the California-based think tank which Brown served as a trustee for more than 35 years. His sister,…

Ocean Cleanup Of Plastic Pollution In The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Breaks – NPR

Ocean Cleanup’s System 001 was towed out of the San Francisco Bay on Sept. 8, 2018. JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images Ocean Cleanup’s System 001 was towed out of the San Francisco Bay on Sept. 8, 2018. JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images The path to innovation is not always a smooth, straight…

There is a ‘dark side’ of the moon, but you are probably using the term incorrectly all of the time

The English rock band Pink Floyd named a best-selling album after it. There are Disney anthems that sing it. Even news stories (including some of our own) plaster it across headlines: the “dark side of the moon.” However, the phrase is almost always used incorrectly. When people say the “dark side” of the moon, they’re…

Trump applauds ex-New York Times editor for calling paper ‘unmistakably anti-Trump’ – AOL

President Donald Trump praised former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson in a tweet Saturday, saying her critiques of the paper’s coverage and business in recent days have been accurate — particularly with regards to him.“Former @NYTimes editor Jill Abramson rips paper’s ‘unmistakably anti-Trump’ bias,” Trump said, liking quoting from a news headline. “Ms. Abramson…