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Eric Garner's mother urges repeal of NY police secrecy law

Friday  01:25,   18 october 2019
msn

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of Eric Garner is urging New York lawmakers to repeal a law used to keep the disciplinary records of police and correction officers secret. Gwen Carr says the law endangers New Yorkers and makes it close to impossible... >>>

New NYC Jails Approved In Major Step Toward Closing Rikers Island

Friday  01:01,   18 october 2019
patch

The historic vote to replace the notorious complex with four new jails followed racuous protests inside and outside City Hall.Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal for a new lockup in each borough but Staten Island overcame sustained criticism from both... >>>

Schoharie limo crash: Faked brake work not to blame for wreck that killed 20, DA says

Friday  00:21,   18 october 2019
democratandchronicle

The Schoharie district attorney provided more information about the cause of the deadly October 2018 crash in a new court filing.In a court filing this week, Schoharie County District Attorney Susan Mallery pushed back against attorneys for Prestige >>>

Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor

Thursday  23:47,   17 october 2019
latimes

A major California fault capable of producing a magnitude 8 earthquake has begun moving for the first time on record, a result of this year's Ridgecrest earthquake sequence destabilizing nearby faults, Caltech scientists say in a new study... >>>

Parkland shooter's death penalty trial set to begin in January

Thursday  23:47,   17 october 2019
cnn

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz's death penalty trial is set to begin in January 2020, according to a court order issued Thursday by Florida Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer. Cruz is facing 34 counts of premeditated and attempted murder for... >>>

Former Florida cop won't serve jail time after accidentally killing woman, 73, in training exercise

Thursday  22:40,   17 october 2019
foxnews

A former Florida police officer who accidentally shot and killed a 73-year-old woman during a demonstration will not serve any jail time as part of a plea agreement. © FoxNews.com Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 17 are here. Check out what's... >>>

Groups: Saving Mexican gray wolves requires new approach

Thursday  21:50,   17 october 2019
msn

 Dozens of environmental groups and scientists have asked U.S. wildlife managers to rethink how they plan to ensure the survival of Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest. Following a loss in federal court last year, the U.S. Fish and... >>>

NYC organizes to avoid another census undercount

Thursday  21:05,   17 october 2019
nbcnews

"If we're not counted, it's like we don't exist," a deputy field director with NYC Census 2020 told volunteers at a training session."Have you seen the lines there?" Barrio said about her local hospital, which is part of the nation's... >>>

Labeled terrorists in their homeland, hundreds of Turks seek asylum in New Jersey

Thursday  21:05,   17 october 2019
usatoday

About 500 Turks arrived in New Jersey amid a purge of people Turkey blames for a coup attempt in 2016.Last year in July, Atik escaped with his wife and four children on a small wooden boat across the Meric River, crossing into Greece, then trekking... >>>

New crane positioned near unstable New Orleans collapse site

Thursday  20:50,   17 october 2019
msn

A new construction crane has been moved to the New Orleans site where a partially collapsed building and two giant cranes are in danger of toppling after a weekend disaster that killed three workers. It was not immediately clear how it might be used >>>

The Latest: Jury chosen for opioid trial, but talks continue

Thursday  20:36,   17 october 2019
msn

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a federal trial over the toll of opioids (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A jury has been chosen for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis even as the push for a settlement intensifies with drug executives heading... >>>

Asian American group sends cease-and-desist letter to California prison system

Thursday  20:00,   17 october 2019
nbcnews

California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed the bill that would have barred the prison system from using resources to assist private prison corporations conducting immigration arrests.The bill, AB 1282, would have barred the state from using resources to... >>>

Judge blocks Trump attempt to ease energy rules in US West

Thursday  20:00,   17 october 2019
msn

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration's attempt to ease some rules on mining, drilling and grazing across millions of acres in seven U.S. Western states. Judge B. Lynn Winmill said changes adopted by the... >>>

Iowa family discovers horrifying basement filled with blood

Thursday  18:45,   17 october 2019
desmoinesregister

It's been two weeks and the blood and fat are still seeping into the basement of Nick Lestina's home.Five inches of animal blood, fat and tissue from a neighboring meat locker had seeped into the basement through a floor drain, creating a... >>>

Zion, 8, saw his aunt Atatiana Jefferson get shot. Family is trying to help him cope

Thursday  18:45,   17 october 2019
latimes

Zion, 8, used to bound into rooms with the madcap enthusiasm of a child, not looking to see who was inside before he would burst through an open doorway. Since Saturday, however, family members have noticed he’s been more restrained around the... >>>