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USA San Francisco power outage snarls traffic shuts rail station
Author: 0 San Francisco power outage snarls traffic shuts rail station

San Francisco fire crews and PG&E crews were at the site of smoky blaze at a utility substation and vault facility on 600 Larkin Street. Public schools are open and operating under standard blackout operating procedures. People milled on sidewalks, controllers directed traffic manually, and shops were dark. ATM screens were blank. Some posted apologetic messages on their doors, while others closed their gates.

Author: 0 US accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (2nd L), Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation Ali Akbar Salehi (2nd R) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) wait with others ahead of a meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne on March 26, 2015.

USA Russia vetoes UN statement on North Korea's missile tests
Author: 0 Russia vetoes UN statement on North Korea's missile tests

Trump made the comment to a CNN reporter after kicking off the 139th annual Easter egg roll with First Lady Melania Trump. While the specifics for OPLAN 5015 are classified, the plan is believed to consolidate previous contingency plans, specifically OPLAN 5029 (internal instability in North Korea), OPLAN 5027 (preparations for an all-out war), and a peacetime plan involving localized provocations from North Korea.

USA Setback doesn't deter Arkansas plans for later executions
Author: 0 Setback doesn't deter Arkansas plans for later executions

The new complaint mirrors one filed last week that Friday resulted in Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen issuing a stay of all executions Arkansas scheduled through the end of the month. His execution would have been Arkansas' first in more than a decade. Arkansas enacted a law two years ago keeping secret the source of its lethal injection drugs, a move officials said was necessary to find new supplies.

Author: 0 US teen girl rescued from teacher

It could take weeks to extradite Cummins, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department in far northern, rural California near OR has confirmed Thursday the vehicle was found. Cummins was a teacher at Thomas's high school in Tennessee and was sacked for inappropriate behavior with the freshman student. "You know you can't hide forever", Jill Cummins said in an interview with NBC News.

USA The election 'nightmare' that could smash the euro
Author: 0 The election 'nightmare' that could smash the euro

Eleven candidates are running in the presidential election. In all, this may not change the outcome of the race significantly as Le Pen was always extremely likely to advance to the second round where she simply may not be able to carry enough votes over to secure the presidency.

Author: 0 In final hours, Hernandez thought of his family

Hernandez was alone at the time of the hanging", the district attorney's office said in the statement . According to PINAC News , Aaron Hernandez's attorney is questioning whether or not the former National Football League star committed suicide or was murdered after prison officials said he was found hanging in his cell earlier this morning.

Author: 0 Families Of Aaron Hernandez's Alleged Victims Battle Over NFL Star's Estate

This will allow his family to find answers to their concerns if Hernandez had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C.T.E). The death of former National Football League player Aaron Hernandez was officially ruled a suicide on Thursday (20 April), the Worcester County District Attorney's Office announced.

USA Arkansas suffers 2 setbacks to multiple execution plan
Author: 0 Arkansas suffers 2 setbacks to multiple execution plan

Lee was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. Thursday, NPR member station KUAR Public Radio reports . VARNER, Ark . (AP) - Arkansas carried out its first execution in almost a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that had spared three convicted killers, but courts still could scuttle the remainder of the nation's most ambitious death penalty schedule since capital punishment was restored in 1976.

USA FBI Got FISA Warrant to Monitor Ex-Trump Adviser in Russia Probe
Author: 0 FBI Got FISA Warrant to Monitor Ex-Trump Adviser in Russia Probe

In February, Page told PBS that he was a "junior member of the [Trump] campaign's foreign policy advisory group". The Washington Post also cited the infamous " golden showers " dossier compiled by British spy Christopher Steele, which Page dismissed as " the dodgy dossier ".

Author: 0 US House committee sets more hearings in Trump-Russia probe

Comey and Rogers testified in an open hearing late last month. The House panel is examining whether Russian Federation tried to influence the election in Trump's favor, mostly by hacking Democratic operatives' emails and releasing embarrassing information, or possibly by colluding with Trump associates.

Author: 0 Missing Tennessee student found with teacher in California

Investigators also found that days before kidnapping Thomas, Cummins had refilled his prescription for Cialis, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction, and Cummins bought women's razors and KY Jelly from that Walmart in Oklahoma days after the kidnapping.

Author: 0 Sexual harassment has cost Fox News over $85 million

The O'Reilly Factor host was set to return on Monday, but Fox chose to end his era before that happened, much to the delight of those who wanted Fox News to fire O'Reilly over his many years of allegedly predatory behavior toward women.

Author: 0 Father of missing teen says she was brainwashed

One of Elizabeth's schoolmates reported seeing her and Cummins kiss in his classroom on January 23, according to a school district investigative report, but both denied the claim. Later that day, investigators placed Cummins in Decatur, Alabama. A report filed by her father also explained that she had told her friends she was "scared" of Cummins and felt that she was "in over her head".

USA National Football League to release 2017 regular season schedules on Thursday
Author: 0 National Football League to release 2017 regular season schedules on Thursday

That included the pre-week one Super Bowl rematch between the Panthers and Broncos which wasn't officially a Thursday Night Football matchup. The team will then fly across the country on short rest for an early start time against a non-conference opponent one week before hosting Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

USA Michigan State player charged with criminal sexual conduct
Author: 0 Michigan State player charged with criminal sexual conduct

The Ingham County Prosecutor's Office confirmed earlier this month a Spartans football player is being investigated by the Meridian Township Police Department for alleged sexual assault. "This investigation is an ongoing process". Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

USA 2 officers shot in Seattle, location of gunman unclear
Author: 0 2 officers shot in Seattle, location of gunman unclear

The officers, a man and a woman, were taken to Harborview Medical Center as police scoured the area for suspects. The officers have not been named but the female officer is 42 years old and the male officer is 30. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, right, talks with Deputy Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, center, and Captain Deanna Nollette, acting chief of investigations, second from left, after briefing reporters near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle ...

Author: 0 Sanders promoting new blood in Democrats but impact unclear

Sean Potter, a Sanders supporter and musician from Falmouth, said he was curious to hear from Sanders, whom he noted "kind of got shafted by" the Democratic Party. "It's not a question of one strike or one big bomb in Afghanistan", Sanders said. "You've got some billionaires coming in who think it is OK to push out tenants, to push out small business people who have been there decades in order to build fancy condominiums".

USA President Trump says Tax Day protesters were paid
Author: 0 President Trump says Tax Day protesters were paid

The lingering tax return questions are just one of the transparency conflicts facing the administration. "Show your taxes, show your ties!" The call for nationwide protests to seek Trump's returns was made by the Indivisible Project, an anti-Trump coalition organized by former congressional staffers.

Author: 0 Is Georgia election a sign of a Democratic comeback?

Tom Price exited the 6th District earlier this year to become President Donald Trump's secretary of Health and Human Services. If Democrats can net 24 seats, they would recapture the majority. It appears that Ossoff's final vote tally will be as drastic an improvement over previous Democratic congressional candidate similar as that seen by the Democratic candidate in last week's special election in Kansas.

USA Unusual April tropical storm forms far from land
Author: 0 Unusual April tropical storm forms far from land

The only other April tropical cyclone was Ana, back in 2003. It's only April, but the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season - which officially kicks off in June - is off to an early start. Even more remarkable is the fact they both developed on April 20th. "The only exception is if we get tropical cyclone activity in the deep tropics prior to August 1".

Author: 0 'He's Not Stopping!' Car Dragged Along Freeway by Truck for Miles

It went on for a half excruciating mile until finally, the truck driver came to a stop. When Steimke pulls alongside the vehicles, the driver in the auto being dragged unrolls the window and is waving at the truck driver to stop. "Why were you driving so far, dude?" he asked. Comments on the YouTube video display a range of theories from people, many suggesting the truck driver may have known.

Author: 0 Brain Affected By Drinking Fruit Juices And Artificially Sweetened Dodas

Gulping down an artificially sweetened beverage not only may be associated with health risks for your body, but also possibly your brain, a new study suggests.Gulping down an artificially sweetened beverage not only may be associated with health risks for your body, but also possibly your brain, a new study suggests.

USA U.S. judge approves Baltimore police reform, refuses to delay
Author: 0 U.S. judge approves Baltimore police reform, refuses to delay

Maryland Public Defender Paul DeWolfe said the agreement is "insufficient" because it doesn't adequately ensure transparency in prosecutions. "I fear that this announcement paves the way for a retreat from accountability and oversight of allegations of systemic civil rights abuses", Booker said in a statement .

USA Trump takes credit for blocking Democratic win in Georgia race
Author: 0 Trump takes credit for blocking Democratic win in Georgia race

Around 9 a.m., the president tweeted that Democrats "failed" in the Kansas race and "are now failing in Georgia". Democrat Jon Ossoff, 30, nearly turned a GOP stronghold blue Tuesday night in a special election to see who will take over Georgia's 6th Congressional District , CBS News reports .

Author: 0 Kansas gives GOP 'warning sign' over Georgia special election

Ron Estes , the Republican state treasurer, remains the favorite to win . The 17-county congressional district includes the state's largest city of Wichita , home to Koch Industries, the company led by conservative billionaire political donors Charles and David Koch.

USA Marlins' Chen, Ziegler no-hitting Mariners through 8 innings
Author: 0 Marlins' Chen, Ziegler no-hitting Mariners through 8 innings

Brad Ziegler got through the eighth inning with the no-hitter intact, but Kyle Barraclough saw Mitch Haniger line a double to right-field to spoil the ideal night. With runners at first and second, Adrian Gonzalez grounded out to end it. Haniger extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a third-inning single.

USA Trump Signs Bill Allowing States to Defund Planned Parenthood
Author: 0 Trump Signs Bill Allowing States to Defund Planned Parenthood

NPR's Scott Horsley reports that - with exceptions for cases of rape, incest or life-threatening situations - federal law already prohibits the use of federal tax money to pay for abortions. "We won't stand for it", Schriock said. Can states refuse to take them? Basically, low-income women in red states are about to lose access to one more health provider.

USA Gunman posted about 'angel' wife before killing her in classroom
Author: 0 Gunman posted about 'angel' wife before killing her in classroom

But after the two Wednesday, a different side of Anderson emerged, Sykes told the paper. She added: "Schools are supposed to be safe havens, and tragedies like today's are becoming far too commonplace in our society". Smith's mother, Irma Sykes, said her daughter had been friends with Anderson for about four years before they got married. Jeffrey said students got out of their chairs and ran outside with their teacher when they heard gunshots.

USA Choate Details Decades of Alleged Sexual Misconduct by Faculty
Author: 0 Choate Details Decades of Alleged Sexual Misconduct by Faculty

Liz Sanders, a Wallingford resident that attended Choate from 2002 to 2005, said Friday she is "deeply shocked and mortified" to learn that sexual abuse occurred during her time at the school. The School retained Nancy Kestenbaum of Covington & Burling LLP, a former federal prosecutor, to conduct an investigation of such reports. Of the 12 teachers named in the report, five have died.

USA Doctor denies genital mutilation; judge keeps her locked up
Author: 0 Doctor denies genital mutilation; judge keeps her locked up

A judge ordered Nagarwala to jail without bond, saying she's a threat to the public. In 2006, a court in Georgia found a man guilty of sexually mutilating his two-year-old daughter with a pair of scissors, in what was then the first recorded case of female genital mutilation in the United States.

USA Marine who lost leg in Afghanistan finishes Boston Marathon, Ame
Author: 0 Marine who lost leg in Afghanistan finishes Boston Marathon, Ame

He eventually began training for various athletic events, and ran in the Marine Corps Marathon. Inspiration is synonymous with the Boston Marathon, but one participant's incredible run captured attention on social media. Marcel Hug won Boston for the third time, outpushing 10-time champion Ernst Van Dyk down Boylston Street and finishing in 1:18:04 to beat the course record and world best by 21 seconds.

USA Fresno gunman laughed as he explained his actions
Author: 0 Fresno gunman laughed as he explained his actions

He said all the victims were white males and there was every reason to believe Muhammad had acted alone. VIDEO: Fresno police update on shooting "We have video evidence, which we will be analyzing, to get a detailed description of who this individual is", Dyer said.

Author: 0 Bill O'Reilly Out At Fox News

Author Stephen King tweeted: "New book by Fox News: Killing Bill O'Reilly". Elsewhere in the media, though, the revelation was a big topic among journalists and media executives, with many wondering if O'Reilly - long seen as invincible for his ability to weather previous controversies - might actually lose his job.

USA Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles
Author: 0 Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles

North Korea skipped provocative acts on the founder's birthday, but there is still the possibility of a nuclear or missile test around the 85th anniversary of the KPA's founding which falls on April 25. US Vice President Mike Pence has threatened North Korea with an "overwhelming" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons . Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned the USA against taking unilateral military action in North Korea on Monday at a press conference in Moscow.

USA Judge blocks Arkansas from using execution drug
Author: 0 Judge blocks Arkansas from using execution drug

Conservative groups spent heavily a year ago to back two candidates in Supreme Court races. LITTLE ROCK, Ark . (AP) - Arkansas suffered two more setbacks in its unprecedented bid to carry out eight executions this month with the state's highest court granting a reprieve to an inmate scheduled to die Thursday and a county court saying the state can't use one of its lethal injection drugs in any executions.

Author: 0 Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell

The 27-year-old was rushed to UMass Memorial-HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster, where he was pronounced dead an hour later. Shortly after Hernandez received life sentence without possibility of parole for the murder of Odin Lloyd in April 2015, he was reportedly taken to MCI-Cedar Junction in MA, where he was kept separate from the rest of the inmate population for evaluation and to protect him from other inmates, according to TMZ .