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China to Retry Canadian on Drugs Charge Amid Diplomatic Spat – The New York Times

report from China’s official court news service, prosecutors told the high court of Liaoning Province, where the case was heard, that the trial court decision had underplayed Mr. Schellenberg’s crimes by treating him as an accessory in a failed crime.Emerging evidence, they said, indicated that he “very likely participated in organized international drug trafficking activities,…

Shooting suspect in California officer’s death is captured after statewide manhunt

Officer Ronil Singh of the Newman Police Department. Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department via AP Gustavo Perez Arriaga, the suspected drunk driver accused of fatally shooting a California police officer, was captured.Perez Arriaga surrendered to authorities after he tried to flee back to Mexico. Perez Arriaga crossed the border in Arizona several years ago and had…

‘Somebody does need to challenge the president’: Republican Jeff Flake calls for civility, says Trump ‘owns’ the government shutdown

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, right, and President Donald Trump. Evan Vucci/AP The retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona urged members of his political party to challenge the president, days before he is scheduled to retire from Capitol Hill.”Somebody does need to challenge the president,” Flake said in a CNN interview on Friday.…

‘We’ve seen this coming’: Why migrant children are dying in Border Patrol custody

The deaths of two migrant children in Border Patrol custody this month have triggered an uproar over the US government’s practice of detaining young children after they cross the border and the alleged lack of medical care they receive in custody. But advocates say the problem began long before President Donald Trump — and that…

Inside Angelina Jolie’s Complicated Relationship With Dad Jon Voight – E! NEWS

Mirek Towski/FilmMagic A daughter’s relationship with her father can be complicated in the least trying of circumstances. Throw in Hollywood stardom, a rough divorce, youthful rebellion, crossed communication wires and miles of distance, physical and emotional, and there’s a recipe for two people to grow further and further apart.But even the most fractured of relationships can be…

Sears may be facing imminent death as deadline passes to rescue the company from liquidation

Sears chairman Eddie Lampert submitted a $4.4 billion bid on Friday for many of the company’s assets, including 425 stores. The bid could save Sears from imminently shutting down and keep up to 50,000 of its 68,000 workers employed, an ESL spokesman said late Friday. The proposal was submitted by Transform Holdco LLC, a subsidiary…

CenturyLink outage causes responders, dispatchers to scramble for solution – KOMO News

by Jennifer Sullivan | KOMO NewsCenturyLink outage causes responders, dispatchers to scramble for solution (PHOTO: KOMO News)SEATTLE — CenturyLink, which experienced a nationwide service outage late Thursday and into Friday, said Friday night all services have been restored.The company is now under investigation by the Federal Communications Commission for the outage that caused massive 911 service…

House leader: Dems won’t seat candidate in unresolved race – AOL

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The dissolution of North Carolina’s elections board Friday injected further uncertainty into a still-undecided congressional race as a U.S. House Democratic leader rejected the idea of filling the seat until an investigation of ballot fraud allegations is complete.Gov. Roy Cooper was met with Republican resistance after announcing he would appoint an…

Despite Trump’s border wall and immigration rhetoric, a third of Latino voters still support GOP

A person holds a sign reading Latinos for Trump on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio Thomson Reuters Support for the Republican Party among the US Latino population remains steady despite Donald Trump’s rhetoric against immigrants and ongoing fight to build a border wall. According to the Associated Press, 32%…

FCC Investigates Widespread CenturyLink Outage That Disrupted 911 Service – NPR

The Federal Communications Commission has launched an investigation into a phone and Internet outage that disrupted 911 services across the country starting Thursday. The telecommunications giant CenturyLink, based in Monroe, La., says the outage began at 8:18 a.m. ET on Thursday. The website Down Detector says it primarily affected Western states, but emergency service providers…