June 25th, 2017

World News

Cindy’s remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest

By Erik Schelzig And Kevin McGill, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

NASHVILLE – Rain bands reeling away from Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains from the Southeast to the Midwest, triggering flash flood warnings over several states including West Virginia, whose residents on Friday marked the anniversary of deadly floods last June. The storms stretching for hundreds of miles (kilometres) are expected to push river levels ... Read More »

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Cindy’s remnants: Street flooding from South to Midwest

By Erik Schelzig And Kevin McGill, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

NASHVILLE – Rain bands spinning off of Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains across the Southeast and into the Midwest on Friday, triggering scattered flash flood warnings in several states including West Virginia, whose residents are still recovering from deadly floods one year ago. The storms stretching for hundreds of miles (kilometres) are expected to ... Read More »

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Officials: Live Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan

By John Flesher, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan – well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish that have infested the Mississippi River system from reaching the Great Lakes, officials said Friday. The silver carp was 28 inches ... Read More »

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1 year after deadly floods, West Virginia wary of vast storm

By Erik Schelzig And Kevin McGill, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

NASHVILLE – Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains over the upper South on Friday, triggering flash flood warnings from the Mississippi valley into West Virginia, a state still recovering from deadly flooding one year ago. Rain bands stretching for hundreds of miles (kilometres) are expected to push river and lake levels higher in coming days ... Read More »

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British woman seriously injured in Paris tour bus accident

By The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

PARIS – A British woman was seriously injured when a double-decker tour bus that took a detour due to a major display of sporting events got stuck inside a tunnel under a Paris bridge Friday, firefighters, police and the bus company said. Three other people were slightly injured, including the husband of the British woman ... Read More »

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A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop’s murder retrial

By Dan Sewell, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

CINCINNATI – A mistrial was declared Friday in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on charges in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist. The Hamilton County jury had deliberated some 30 hours over five days after getting the ... Read More »

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Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

WASHINGTON – Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday. After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and Air Force requests for a two-year wait and reflected broader concerns that a longer delay would trigger criticism on Capitol ... Read More »

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Cindy: More rain in Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

By Erik Schelzig And Kevin McGill, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

NASHVILLE – Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains across the upper South on Friday, prompting flash flood warnings from the Mississippi valley to West Virginia as emergency planners urged those in its path to keep a wary eye on the large storm system. Heavy rains are expected to push river and lake levels higher over ... Read More »

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Military chiefs want 6-month hold on transgender enlistments

By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

WASHINGTON – Officials say U.S. military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services. Officials familiar with the talks tell The Associated Press the service leaders hammered out an agreement rejecting an Army and Air Force request for a two-year wait – reflecting broader concern that the longer delay ... Read More »

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Qatar weighs demands to end crisis amid threat of long siege

By Adam Schreck And Josh Lederman, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – With just days to decide, Qatar on Friday weighed an onerous list of demands by its neighbours as a way out of a regional crisis, and a top Emirati official warned the tiny country to brace for a long-term economic squeeze unless it is willing to acquiesce. Qatar did not ... Read More »

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Doctors: Officer stabbed in neck at airport recovering well

By Mike Householder And Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

FLINT, Mich. – The Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what authorities are investigating as a terrorist act is recovering well from a 12-inch “slash” that caused significant bleeding but spared major arteries and a nerve by “millimeters,” one of his doctors said Friday. Hurley Medical Center doctors said during a news ... Read More »

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