Black man files civil rights lawsuit against California officer

Nandi Cain, center, answers a reporters question concerning the alleged beating he received from a Sacramento Police officer two weeks ago during a news conference Monday, April 24, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif.  (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  A black man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer this month has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento, claiming Monday he was targeted because […]

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Man charged with abuse after allegedly locking 2 children in trash container

Lorenzo McCullough  (Dotham Police Department) DOTHAN, Ala. –  Police in Alabama say a man is charged with abuse after allegedly locking two young children inside a trash bin container where authorities found them covered in ants. A statement issued Monday by Dothan police says 25-year-old Lorenzo McCullough is being held without bond. Police say a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old were found early Sunday inside a brick structure that contained trash bins. The children were covered […]

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United Airlines flight reportedly makes emergency landing after engine issue

FILE: United Airlines planes seen at the George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas.  (AP) A United Airlines fight on Monday made an emergency landing in Costa Rica after one of its engines reportedly overheated over the ocean. Time magazine, citing a reporter who was aboard the plane, reported that Flight 1516 was headed for Houston from Libreria, Costa Rica. The magazine citied local reports that said the plane took off from Daniel Oduber International […]

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Caitlyn Jenner: Trump has ‘kind of disappointed me’ on LGBT issues

Caitlyn Jenner: Easier to come out as trans than Republican Caitlyn Jenner told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that President Trump has “kind of disappointed me in the first hundred days” on LGBT issues. The former Olympic gold medalist, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, told host Tucker Carlson that Trump initially “looked like he would be pretty good on all LGBT issues,” but she criticized the administration for revoking the Obama administration’s guidelines allowing public […]

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Experts discuss the exponentially worsening space debris problem

File photo: A photo taken by Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency (ESA) aboard the International Space Station shows Italy, the Alps, and the Mediterranean on January, 25, 2016. (REUTERS/NASA/Tim Peake) Last month, while setting a record for the most spacewalks by a women, astronaut Peggy Whitson lost her debris shield. Although initially concerned, NASA soon determined that the blanket had floated far enough away from the International Space Station […]

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Drug companies risk Trump’s wrath as they march for science

Source: Alnylam Alnylam staff member Chris Theile works on signs for this weekend’s March for Science. The March for Science, happening Saturday in more than 600 cities across the world, is an explicitly political movement. But it’s trying hard to be seen as nonpartisan. “The goal of the march itself is to highlight the valuable public service role science plays in society and policy and demonstrate the deep public support for science,” the organizers say […]

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China stocks head for worst day of 2017 as regulators tighten grip

China stocks tumbled more than 1 percent on Monday and looked set for their biggest loss of the year amid signs that Beijing would tolerate more market volatility as regulators clamp down on shadow banking and speculative trading. Recent signs of stability in China’s economy “have provided a good external environment and a window of opportunity to reduce leverage in the financial system, strengthen supervision and ward off risks,” the official Xinhua News Agency reported […]

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Ex-Fed Chairman Greenspan: Get rid of Dodd-Frank and watch economy and stocks soar

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC on Thursday the prospect of getting rid of the Dodd-Frank banking regulations has been a driver of higher stocks and would continue to be. “If you get rid of Dodd-Frank, it’s going to have a very significant positive impact on the economy,” he said on “Squawk on the Street,” from the sidelines of the IMF–World Bank meeting of finance ministers in Washington. “In my judgment, that’s where […]

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