August 2nd, 2015

Southern People

Police identify suspect in the killing of officer; manhunt underway to locate him

By Adrian Sainz, The Associated Press on August 2nd, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee police officials on Sunday identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer, and an intense search for the man is underway. Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Officer Sean Bolton, 33, on Saturday night, Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said at ... Read More »

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AC/DC’s Phil Rudd pleads not guilty to breaching home detention rules by drinking alcohol

By The Associated Press on August 2nd, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded not guilty on Monday to breaching the rules of his home detention sentence by drinking alcohol. A New Zealand judge allowed Rudd to remain in home confinement on bail pending a November hearing on the possible breach. The 61-year-old Australian-born drummer could face further sanctions, including ... Read More »

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Tent blows off moorings during storm, killing 1 and injuring several at festival near Chicago

By Don Babwin, The Associated Press on August 2nd, 2015

WOOD DALE, Ill. – One person was killed and up to 20 injured on Sunday when a tent blew off its moorings during a brief storm that brought high winds and hail to a festival in a suburb of Chicago. Art Woods, a city council member from the suburb of Wood Dale, said that in ... Read More »

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Blue Jays and Royals square off in heated game, post-game war of words

By Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press on August 2nd, 2015

TORONTO – On the field, tempers flared between the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals, but no punches were thrown. In the aftermath of the Blue Jays’ 5-2 victory Sunday, there were plenty of back-and-forth blows in the war of words that erupted from the clubhouses at Rogers Centre. Josh Donaldson got plunked in ... Read More »

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Leaders off and running as Harper triggers depths-of-summer election campaign

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on August 2nd, 2015

OTTAWA – Canada’s political leaders fired their opening salvos Sunday as Stephen Harper pulled the trigger on a marathon election battle that’s expected to rank among the longest, costliest and most caustic in the history of Confederation. As holiday-weekend tourists swarmed Parliament Hill and blinding summer sunshine bathed Rideau Hall, Harper confirmed that Gov. Gen. ... Read More »

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Police say fatal crash happened after driver saw checkstop and made U-turn

By The Canadian Press on August 2nd, 2015

EDMONTON – Police in Edmonton say a driver and one of his passengers are dead after spotting an RCMP checkstop and making a U-turn. Investigators say the Toyota Camry was heading east on Yellowhead Trail early Sunday, but then turned and drove west against traffic. They say the car collided head-on with a Mercedes-Benz SUV, ... Read More »

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American Pharoah wins Haskell at Monmouth in first race since taking Triple Crown

By The Associated Press on August 2nd, 2015

OCEANPORT, N.J. – American Pharoah wins Haskell at Monmouth in first race since taking Triple Crown... Read More »

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Wynne flexes Ontario’s electoral muscle, calls for defeat of Harper government

By The Canadian Press on August 2nd, 2015

OTTAWA – Kathleen Wynne is wasting no time flexing Ontario’s electoral muscle, wading into the federal election on Day 1 of the marathon campaign to call for the defeat of Stephen Harper’s Conservative government. The Liberal premier of Ontario – home to more than one third of the 338 seats up for grabs on Oct. ... Read More »

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Police say person of interest is in custody in the killing of officer who was a former Marine

By Adrian Sainz, The Associated Press on August 2nd, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A person of “interest” has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, police said Sunday. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph told The Associated Press that a person is in custody but that no charges have been filed in ... Read More »

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A look at measures taken by states, a year after Ferguson’s fatal police shooting

By The Associated Press on August 2nd, 2015

Legislators in nearly every state this year proposed measures stemming from the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old who had scuffled with a white Ferguson officer. Brown’s death triggered large protests and repeated clashes between heavily armoured police and protesters. An Associated Press analysis identified at least 40 measures passed ... Read More »

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Cities make changes after police actions led to citizen deaths, public protests

By The Associated Press on August 2nd, 2015

The fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, by a white Ferguson, Missouri, policeman was a catalyst for change in the St. Louis suburb. Other cities also have made changes over the past year following high-profile cases in which civilians were fatally shot by officers or died in police custody. Here’s a look at ... Read More »

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