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Author: 0 Jordan Edwards shooting: Roy Oliver fired after fatally shooting unarmed teen

The Balch Springs Police Department said Tuesday that officer Roy Oliver was terminated for violating department policies during the Saturday night shooting that killed Jordan Edwards. Oliver shot his rifle at the auto striking and killing Edwards through the passenger's side window. The officer, who has not been identified, has been with the Balch Spring Police Department for six years.

National Kentucky governor says multiple fatalities from plane crash
Author: 0 Kentucky governor says multiple fatalities from plane crash

The Sheriff's office says it will secure the scene until the National Transportation and Safety Board investigators arrive. On Twitter, the NTSB said the plane involved is a Beechcraft BE36, a six-seat, single engine plane. There is no word yet on what caused the plane crash. The Christian County Sheriff's Office said the crash happened around 12:10 p.m.at 8694 Shurdan Creek Road near the intersection of Quisenberry Road, a rural area northwest of Hopkinsville.

Author: 0 US Justice Department orders tougher criminal punishments

In 2013, Holder issued a memo instructing prosecutors to avoid charging certain defendants with certain mandatory minimum sentences in relation to low-level drug offenders. The implementation of Sessions' memo will be overseen by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. This is the latest in a serious of measures that demonstrate the intent of the Trump Administration to ramp up the drug war.

Author: 0 Amtrak Engineer Charged By Penn AG Over Fatal 2015 Crash

Bostian faces eight counts of involuntary manslaughter, one count of causing or risking a catastrophe, "and numerous counts of reckless endangerment", Shapiro said in a brief statement. Attorney Thomas Kline (pictured on Thursday) sought a private complaint on the behalf of the family of victim due to the lack of charges. Brandon Bostian, who was charged by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, is accused of increasing the New York City-bound train's speed "to more than twice the ...

Author: 0 White House dismisses questions over why it waited to fire Michael Flynn

Now, why was Yates surprised? Because she, as acting attorney general, knew the actual contents of those conversations. Spicer refused to tell reporters what was contained in Yates' documents but did tell us that McGahn was doing his due diligence and leading his own investigation into the matter.

Author: 0 Trump says 'possible' Federal Bureau of Investigation post filled by Friday

Suffice it to say Comey's decision not to alert the public about that investigation wasn't among the list of grievances included in the Justice Department memo Trump cited as justifying his termination. "I think we ought to get to the bottom line here: President Trump is unsafe". Some of those close to Trump gamely insisted that the White House had been barely ruffled by the events of the week.

Author: 0 Brandon Bostian, Amtrak engineer, charged over fatal 2015 derailment in Philly

While local prosecutors declined to press charges, Pennsylvania law allows for private criminal complaints to be filed. On Tuesday, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office had completed its investigation into the derailment at the Frankford Junction on May 12, 2015, finding that while evidence indicated that the derailment was caused by Bostian operating the train "far in excess of the speed limit", the evidence did not rise to the level of pressing charges against him because there was ...

National Rod Rosenstein: a grey man in the American spotlight
Author: 0 Rod Rosenstein: a grey man in the American spotlight

But Cummings is closer to the story than most lawmakers on Capitol Hill because he is closer to the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who finds himself square in the middle of the national media firestorm. Assuming, once again, that Rosenstein was not just a secret dirtbag his entire career who has now gone full hack, I suspect he thought of himself as exactly that kind of "critical bulwark".

National A closer look: Corrine Brown's 4 not guilty verdicts
Author: 0 A closer look: Corrine Brown's 4 not guilty verdicts

She was found guilty on 18 of the 22 counts against her, including lying on tax and financial disclosure forms. The verdict came three days after closing arguments in a trial where Brown was painted as living the high life on cash that aides secretly deposited in her bank account after passing it through other accounts.

Author: 0 British hospitals, Spanish firms among targets of huge cyberattack

Russian Federation appeared to be the hardest hit, according to security experts, with the country's Interior Ministry confirming it was struck. Hospitals across England reported the cyber attack was causing huge problems to their services and the public in areas affected were being advised to only seek medical care for emergencies.

National Republican who helped pass health overhaul meeting voters
Author: 0 Republican who helped pass health overhaul meeting voters

N.J. demonstrators protest outside the meeting. . "He's going to uninsure 24 million people". MacArthur's town hall was a case study. "Actually, I wouldn't", said MacArthur. MacArthur is facing an angry crowd at the meeting in a heavily Democratic part of his district in Willingboro. MacArthur's actions caused anger among other moderates, 20 of whom voted against the AHCA, but it set the groundwork for the bill to pass the House.

Author: 0 Scholar: Choices ahead after order to arrest Amtrak engineer

The family of a NY woman who was killed sought the criminal complaint after city prosecutors declined to press charges. With the two-year statute of limitations for filing criminal charges set to expire Friday, prosecutors had said they decided against criminal prosecution of Bostian after the federal National Transportation Safety Board found he lost track of his location as a result of a lack of " situational awareness " after he learned a nearby commuter train had been hit by a rock.

Author: 0 Judge finds probable cause to charge Amtrak engineer in fatal derailment

On Wednesday, the family of 39-year-old Rachel Jacobs , who was killed in the crash, filled out a private citizen criminal complaint, which the DA's office again declined. However, the NTSB concluded that nothing struck his locomotive. Prosecutors said Friday they have been in talks with engineer Brandon Bastian's attorney to have him surrender and be arraigned on the charges.

National Senate at bat in dealing with health care law
Author: 0 Senate at bat in dealing with health care law

In fact, the bill replaces the costly subsidies to plans in the collapsing Obamacare exchanges with tax credits targeted to help low and middle-income families buy health insurance. President Obama came out of retirement in March to insist that his health care reform wasn't a "job-killer." "It's something now people have a sense the government ought to guarantee".

Author: 0 Carmaker Nissan says UK plant hit by cyber attack

It said the attacks were carried out with a version of WannaCry ransomware that encrypted files and prompted a demand for money transfers to free up the system. "Like many other companies, FedEx is experiencing interference with some of our Windows-based systems caused by malware". "Like many organizations around the world, some Nissan entities were recently targeted by a ransomware attack".

Author: 0 Trump threatens Comey with provocative reference to 'tapes'

Donald Trump has tweeted an apparent threat to former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey not to leak details of their conversations. Trump told Holt that Comey had confirmed he was not under investigation at the dinner and twice on the phone. A little later, he said: "The tweet speaks for itself".

Author: 0 Obama Methane Rule Stands in Surprise Senate Vote

MCain said he voted against the resolution because it would have prevented the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from writing an improved regulation in the future. McCain appeared to be arguing with his Republican colleagues, including Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (Texas) and Sen. While gas leaks are found throughout natural-gas infrastructure, including pipelines, Grossman says the BLM rules only apply to wellheads and compressor stations.

National Fate of Warrington Gander Mountain store still unknown
Author: 0 Fate of Warrington Gander Mountain store still unknown

However, since Sunday, he has been posting updates on Twitter with lists of stores that will remain open, including those in Lakeville, Baxter, Hermantown and Forest Lake in Minnesota and Fargo, the company's only store in North Dakota. We are told regardless of what store goes into the building the incentive would still be good to go to the developer which in this case is Hunter Companies.

Author: 0 Felt nauseous to think I could have influenced US election: FBI chief

When he testified in an open session of the committee on March 20, Comey publicly confirmed for the first time that the FBI is investigating Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. He also said he had not meant to harm the Clinton campaign with his public announcement in July that Clinton and her aides had been "extremely careless" in their handling of classified information though there was not evidence to support criminal charges.

Author: 0 Speeding Amtrak driver charged in 2015 crash that killed 8

But a Philadelphia municipal court judge on Thursday ordered the charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment against Bostian to be revived. Attorney Thomas Kline, who had sought the private complaint on the Jacobs family's behalf, said the charges wouldn't have happened "had a courageous family, the Jacobs family, not stood up against the decision of a local prosecutor not to press charges".

National Sally Yates Was the Real Blackmailer
Author: 0 Sally Yates Was the Real Blackmailer

Trump also addressed remarks from former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who testified alongside Yates on Monday. Sean Spicer added that if Barack Obama's administration was truly concerned about Michael Flynn, then they could have suspended his security clearance.

Author: 0 Commission set up to probe U.S. voter fraud

Trump, who took office in January, has said there was widespread voter fraud in the November election. "State laws making it harder and harder for Americans to vote by imposing strict ID requirements and reducing early voting are rooted in lies about voter fraud".

Author: 0 8 things that actually happened after Donald Trump fired James Comey

In his tweet, Trump appeared to be alluding to his own assertion in the NBC interview that Comey approached him with a dinner request in January, and that the then-FBI director told the president during the meal that Trump was not the subject of any FBI investigations.

National Appalachia's approach to drugs at odds with AG policy
Author: 0 Appalachia's approach to drugs at odds with AG policy

Sen. Rand Paul has been one of the leading voices for criminal justice reform throughout his entire senate career , particularly of eliminating what he sees as draconian mandatory minimum sentencing laws . "Decades of experience shows we can not arrest and incarcerate our way out of America's drug problem", Brett Tolman, the former USA attorney of Utah, said in a statement.

Author: 0 Sister of accused killer in Arkansas says he's mentally ill

Authorities have not said how the two others were killed. On a post on Facebook, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office says it would like to extend its deepest condolences to the sheriff's office and the Mainhart family. During the traffic stop, the deputy was shot and later died from his injuries. When police arrived at that location they found the bodies of the two women outside the home.

Author: 0 Trump warns sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief over media leaks

While the FBI awaits the appointment of a new director to help guide its investigations, including an examination of possible Moscow-induced meddling and hacking, Trump has dabbled in matters of hacking prevention. "You will have that", Mr. Comey told his associates he responded. Meantime, Spicer denies that Trump asked Comey during a dinner to pledge his loyalty to the president.

Author: 0 Judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer in crash

Pennsylvania's attorney general has a wide range of options in responding to a judge's order to arrest the speeding Amtrak engineer involved in a deadly 2015 crash in Philadelphia , a law professor said Friday. NTSB member Sumwalt speaks with Philadelphia officials on the scene of the Amtrak Train 188 Derailment in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania on May 13, 2015.

Author: 0 GOP health care plan would hurt sick people

As we enter yet another chapter in the "repeal and replace" struggle now confronting Congress while the Affordable Care Act encounters another political vivisection, it has become more apparent that "facts" are being tossed out with little concern for their veracity.

Author: 0 Texas officer faces murder charge in teen's death

Announcing his dismissal, police said body-camera footage from the scene contradicted the department's initial claim that the vehicle was in reverse and heading towards the officer as they attended a call-out for alleged underage drinking. The officers called to the scene said, "No offense occurred". A SC police officer on Tuesday admitted to violating the civil rights of an unarmed black man he fatally shot in the back during a traffic stop.

National MS-13 Member Deported to El Salvador
Author: 0 MS-13 Member Deported to El Salvador

While I was a reporter for the Washington Post, I had five law enforcement sources confirm that Condit told investigators that Levy had spent the night at his apartment in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of D.C. "As a result of his actions, he has been removed to his home country of El Salvador". Condit failed to get re-elected after the Levy case surfaced.

National Trump's Comey firing came after Federal Bureau of Investigation subpoenaed Flynn associates
Author: 0 Trump's Comey firing came after Federal Bureau of Investigation subpoenaed Flynn associates

Former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates was sacked by President Trump in January after she refused to enforce his travel ban . Flynn later joined the Trump campaign but was sacked as the White House national security adviser by President Donald Trump in February after he failed to tell the truth about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

Author: 0 Officer shot after man opens fire in nursing home

Thomas Hartless, 43, has been identified by law enforcement as the suspect that killed three people, including a police chief, in Kirkersville Friday. People hug as emergency personnel arrive to the scene of a shooting outside Pine Kirk nursing home in Kirkersville, Ohio on Friday, May 12, 2017 .

Author: 0 Trump threatens to cancel briefings for 'sake of accuracy'

The associate with knowledge of the conversation confirmed an account of the conversation in The New York Times is accurate. This is hardly the first time Trump officials have nearly immediately defied their boss's direct orders not to disclose information to the media by leaking something about the direct order itself.

National 3 biggest questions that remain about Flynn's ouster
Author: 0 3 biggest questions that remain about Flynn's ouster

Yates confirmed what had previously been reported, that she had warned The White House that Michael Flynn had mislead Vice President Mike Pence, had been compromised and could be blackmailed by the Russians. Sally Yates testifies on General Michael Flynn . Flynn spoke with Kislyak in December, just before and after the Obama administration slapped new sanctions on Russian Federation for its cyber attacks during the presidential campaign.

National Balch Springs Police Officer Who Shot And Killed Jordan Edwards Is Fired
Author: 0 Balch Springs Police Officer Who Shot And Killed Jordan Edwards Is Fired

According to NBC News , police say that Oliver "violated several departmental policies", and that those specific policies can not be discussed as there is potential for him to repeal the termination. Lee Merritt, an attorney representing Edwards' family, said that after hearing gunshots, Edwards' 16-year-old brother was backing out of a parking spot, when he heard someone screaming profanities at him.

Author: 0 New Orleans removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues before dawn

The plan to remove Civil War-era monuments in New Orleans came nearly two years ago after Landrieu said he wanted four monuments removed: the Jefferson Davis monument, a monument known as the "Liberty Place" monument, the P.G.T Beauregard monument and the monument of General Robert E.

National Attorney General Sessions orders tougher drug crime prosecutions
Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions orders tougher drug crime prosecutions

White people and black people both use drugs at roughly the same rate, and yet black people are about four-times as likely to be arrested on drug charges. "This policy is simply common sense and will help reduce crimes and drugs in our neighborhoods", he said in a statement . "It is an ideologically motivated, cookie-cutter approach that has only been proven to generate unfairly long sentences that are often applied indiscriminately and do little to achieve long-term public safety ", ...

Author: 0 Engineer charged in deadly Amtrak crash

Prosecutors had previously said they could not prove Bostian acted with "conscious disregard" when he accelerated the train to 106 miles per hour on a 50 miles per hour curve. The section of track where the train derailed was not equipped with safety equipment called automatic train control. A lawyer for Bostian did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Friday.

National Amtrak engineer won't be charged in deadly crash
Author: 0 Amtrak engineer won't be charged in deadly crash

The city District Attorney's Office said Tuesday that the engineer involved in the crash, which killed eight people and injured some 200 others, will not face charges. It took a 50 miles per hour curve at 106 miles per hour and derailed, killing eight and injuring over 200. Amtrak installed the automated speed limits at the Philadelphia curve days after the derailment.

National 2nd Decomposed Body Found in Central Park Water in 24 Hours
Author: 0 2nd Decomposed Body Found in Central Park Water in 24 Hours

The man, whose age has not been released, was found wearing trousers and shoes but no shirt, The Associated Press reported. No one has been arrested and an investigation is ongoing, police said in an emailed statement. The second is expected to have further examination on Thursday. The body was floating face down in the water and had been there about a month. "It is unusual for this park though".

National As farmers worry, Agriculture chief to promote trade
Author: 0 As farmers worry, Agriculture chief to promote trade

Never miss the latest news affecting OH agriculture. "As we move forward, as we see opportunities to make further changes to the department that will improve the delivery of services to our wide array of customers, we will do so". Don't believe it. The proposed changes will demote Rural Development to "office" status, pull rural development from USDA's core mission area, and ensure that critical rural programs that support communities and families won't have a voice in the Department.