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New Mexico bail reforms shaped ruling in compound case

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 21:15

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A judge's decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico prompted a political uproar Tuesday by prominent Republican lawmakers.

Ford to invest $740 million in Detroit train station, city development project

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 19:11

Ford aims to turn the building into a campus of offices for up to 5,000 tech workers and software engineers focused on self-driving vehicles and ancillary technologies and services. The second largest U.S. automaker based in Dearborn, Michigan, about 10 miles from Detroit, announced the project in June, but had not previously disclosed costs until a community meeting on Tuesday. The company said Tuesday in a statement it is "working with federal, state and local economic development groups and officials, seeking at least $250 million in tax or other incentives to support the development of the five Corktown sites Ford has purchased." Ford said total investment in the development of the train station and developing 45 acres of vacant land will cost approximately $740 million over the next four years.

Paul Manafort trial: Former Trump campaign manager’s lawyers rest case as closing arguments to be heard soon

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 18:54

The defence has rested its case in the trial of Paul Manafort, former 2016 campaign manager for Donald Trump, clearing the way for the jury to hear closing arguments. Mr Manafort’s trial on several counts of tax evasion and bank fraud is almost over after his legal team did not call any witnesses to the stand in the federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. The former foreign political agent decided not to testify in what is the first trial related to the FBI investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, of alleged collusion between Mr Trump’s 2016 campaign team and Russian officials.

Police Focus Search for Missing Student Mollie Tibbetts on 5 Areas in Iowa Town

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 17:09

Police also want information on anyone who has unexplained injuries

'Stand Your Ground' Shooter Charged After Fatal Altercation Over Parking Space

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:57

A Florida man who invoked the state's controversial "stand your ground" law

Freed in Turkey before spy trial, Greek soldiers await flight home

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:53

Two Greek soldiers facing espionage charges in Turkey are due to fly home early on Wednesday after a provincial court released them, in a ruling Athens said would help to improve strained ties between the two NATO allies. The soldiers crossed into Turkey in March, in what Greece said was an accident while they were following the trail of suspected illegal migrants. The same court ruled for their release on Tuesday after they said in a defense statement they had crossed the border by mistake, state news agency Anadolu said.

Fearless Mercedes-Benz Driver Thwarts Scumbag Carjackers

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:33

The dumb thieves didn't get the car and their Audi got wrecked in the process.

The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:21

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a bridge in Italy (all times local):

Wisconsin, Minnesota primaries to gauge strength of opposition to Trump

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:01

Voters were going to the polls in those states for party primaries, and Democrats will have a chance to show they can mobilize voters for Nov. 6’s congressional elections and perhaps the 2020 presidential race as well. Trump was the first Republican presidential candidate to win Wisconsin in 32 years, and he narrowly lost to Democrat Hillary Clinton in Minnesota. Trump’s consistently low approval ratings and his trade policies, however, may have given Democrats renewed life.

Oklahoma School Shuts Down for 2 Days After Parents Threaten Transgender 7th Grader on Facebook

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:08

One parent suggested a "good sharp knife" could stop the student

Man Caught on Camera Spanking Hippo at California Zoo

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:01

Police said the intruder could face charges of trespassing.

Catholic Church Covered Up Child Abuse By 301 Priests In Pennsylvania: Report

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:47

Pennsylvania's attorney general released on Tuesday the long-awaited results

Sixth First Responder Dies Fighting Northern California Wildfires

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 11:53

A sixth first responder has died battling this year's wildfires in California,

Toddler Dies After Falling from 24th Floor Apartment Balcony in Virginia

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 09:44

Police in Virginia say a toddler fell to their death from the 24th floor of a Falls Church apartment building on Monday.

Guidance Counselor Fears She'll Be Fired After School Learns She's Married To Her Wife

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 09:43

Students at a Roman Catholic high school in Indiana have come to the defense

Porsche Boxster 986 Buying Guide

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 09:34

Mixing traditional Porsche driving fun and usability, this model is a temptingly affordable way into marque ownership. Read this before taking the plunge

Government Agencies Coordinated To Arrest Migrants Seeking Legal Status, ACLU Says

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 08:24

Various branches of the federal government worked in tandem to time interviews

The Navy Wants Lots of Ship-Killer Missiles to Fight Russia or China

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 08:07

As recently as 2016 the Navy’s warships were badly out-gunned by Russian and Chinese ships. In 2018, the U.S. fleet was on the cusp of reversing that dynamic.

Ugandan police shoot driver, arrest singer-turned-politician

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 06:38

Ugandan musician and opposition lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, was arrested Tuesday after an incident in which security officers shot his driver dead, a police spokesman said. "We arrested Bobi Wine and others this morning and he is in our custody," said Emilian Kayima, Uganda's police spokesman. Kyagulanyi was arrested in the northwestern town of Arua where he was campaigning for an opposition candidate in a hard-fought by-election that also drew President Yoweri Museveni in support of the ruling party candidate.