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Backpage.com CEO arrested for sex trafficking
- October 11, 2016

The 55-year-old Ferrer was arrested Thursday after arriving in Houston on an overseas flight. The Backpage website contains a variety of classified ads but is known for hosting a wide variety of ads for escort services. "Mr. Ferrer looks forward to vigorously fighting these charges that we believe are trumped up", Ferrer's attorney, Philip Hilder, said after Friday's extradition hearing. (more...)
Pence declared debate victor in Metro readers poll
- October 10, 2016

Political analysts praised Pence's performance in the debate at Virginia's Longwood University, while Kaine was criticized for frequently interrupting Pence and moderator Elaine Quijano. "We know he's an excellent debater", Denton said of Kaine. If you can't defend your own running mate, how can you ask one person to vote for your running mate? "And that's why I'm running", Trump said. (more...)
1 killed, 8 others inured after shooting at Grand Rapids party 1 killed, 8 others inured after shooting at Grand Rapids party
- October 10, 2016

Authorities had not released any information about the victims or any possible suspects. The condition of those injured and the identity of the person killed are still not clear. A manager said he allowed an employee to throw the party at the store last night. - A man killed in a Grand Rapids shooting that injured eight other people was identified as Juwan Boykin, a 21-year-old Grand Rapids resident. (more...)
Aleppo's oldest area could be destroyed by Christmas
- October 08, 2016

The government two weeks ago launched operations to recapture the rebel-held east of the city following the collapse of a short-lived truce negotiated by Russian Federation and the United States. He said the defense weapons systems were to protect Russian forces. "I would like to remind U.S. strategists that air cover for Russian airbases in Hmeymim and Tartus is provided by S-400 and S-300 air defense systems, whose radius of action could become a surprise for any unidentified flying ... (more...)
Obama advices Hillary to 'be yourself' before presidential debates Obama advices Hillary to 'be yourself' before presidential debates
- October 08, 2016

Under this Monday's presidential debate rules, the moderator will offer up a question before each of the six 15 minute segments. The Clinton campaign is trying to shape the battlefield by pointing out that Trump will be in his element on Monday night. (more...)
Business leaders call Trump bad for economy in new letter Business leaders call Trump bad for economy in new letter
- October 08, 2016

Bill Clinger, Jim Leach, Tom Petri, G. William Whitehurst, Sherwood Boehlert, Jim Kolbe, Amo Houghton and Geoff Davis. "Given the enormous power of the office, every candidate for president must be judged rigorously in assessing whether he or she has the competence, intelligence, knowledge, understanding, empathy, judgment, and temperament necessary to keep America on a safe and steady course", the lawmakers wrote. (more...)
Debate minefield: Town hall will test candidates' stagecraft Debate minefield: Town hall will test candidates' stagecraft
- October 08, 2016

The forum, which was billed by the campaign as a town hall, featured a two-minute countdown clock, which Carr said Trump somewhat observed. Without any substantiation, he said that what Clinton does is "not debate prep - she's resting". What changed? Michiganders' answers to questions suggest that Trump supporters were turned off by the Republican standard bearer's poor performance in the first presidential debate and revelations that he may not have paid taxes for 18 years. (more...)
Rally, march in memory of man shot by police in California
- October 03, 2016

Police initially released just a single frame from a bystander's video that showed his hands together outstretched at chest level and aiming an object at Gonsalves, who shot four times. A second video from a drive through restaurant window was also released to show another perspective. Several hundred people are marching thru the streets of downtown El Cajon, California, after a rally to honor the memory of an unarmed black man fatally shot by police. (more...)
Clinton visits Iowa as early voting gets underway Clinton visits Iowa as early voting gets underway
- October 01, 2016

He used the rally to launch a scorching attack on Ms Clinton, once more calling her stamina and health into question in the wake of her bout with pneumonia that forced her to leave a 9/11 event in NY early and then kept her off the campaign trail for a few days in September. (more...)
Key bridge case witness: 'Traffic problems' email no joke Key bridge case witness: 'Traffic problems' email no joke
- September 27, 2016

Wildstein, the government's star witness in the bridge case, told jurors. Wildstein testified that he told Stepien about the scheme and the cover-up story. Earlier Friday, Matt Mowers, a former campaign staffer for Christie who now works for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, testified he told Kelly that Democratic Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich wouldn't endorse Christie for re-election. (more...)
No. 19 Florida QB Del Rio ruled out vs 14th-ranked Tennessee
- September 21, 2016

Even so, the 2016 incarnation of the game has taken a bit of a blow due to injury. He has a reputation for having a stronger arm than Del Rio, but isn't as accurate. "The defense comes with it every day in practice", UNT wide receiver Thaddeous Thompson said. "It breaks my heart that it had to come by an injury, and again I'm really hopeful that he'll be healthy and back with us as soon as possible, but I'm ready to roll", Appleby said. (more...)
Ivy Tech hosting event in Indy for former ITT students Ivy Tech hosting event in Indy for former ITT students
- September 21, 2016

BCC and the other 14 community colleges in the state are partnering with the U.S. Department of Education, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office and the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office to assist former ITT students. (more...)
Dozens Seek Water Testing After Florida Fertilizer Plant Leak Dozens Seek Water Testing After Florida Fertilizer Plant Leak
- September 21, 2016

Mosaic and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection say the water has not moved off the company's site. With contaminated water potentially leaking in to a main source of drinking water in Florida, we're learning Northeast Florida consumers are in the clear. (more...)
Prosecutors Say Christie Knew About Bridgegate Closures As They Happened Prosecutors Say Christie Knew About Bridgegate Closures As They Happened
- September 21, 2016

Attorney Christie about political corruption in New Jersey. According to a report in the New Yorker recently, Christies has been relegated to being Trump's "manservant" in going out and fetching fast food orders for the billionaire. Emails and text exchanges were also introduced to the jury, in which Baroni, Kelly, and Wildstein allegedly gloated about the gridlock caused by the closures and discussed not responding to Fort Lee Mayor's numerous attempts to get in contact with them. (more...)
GOP pursuing Clinton inquiry on erased emails
- September 19, 2016

Finally, Clinton admitted to investigators that she had used 13 separate Blackberry phones over the course of her tenure as Secretary of State. But in doing so, they failed miserably to do their duty and hold Clinton accountable for her actions. (more...)
House conservatives offer resolution to impeach IRS chief House conservatives offer resolution to impeach IRS chief
- September 14, 2016

Fleming suggested that House Democrats ― or even House Republicans ― are likely to offer some type of procedural vote to dispense with the impeachment resolution, perhaps as soon as Tuesday. Koskinen's defenders frequently cite a 2015 report from a Republican-appointed Treasury Department inspector general that concluded there was no evidence that the email backups were intentionally destroyed with the intent of keeping records from investigators. (more...)
Clinton, Trump Nearly Even 9 Weeks From Election, Poll Says
- September 07, 2016

A new CNN poll out Tuesday suggests Trump has pulled ahead of Clinton by a mere 2 percentage points among likely voters. Finally, in terms of party support, Trump has reached 90% support among Republicans, essentially in the same window where Romney was at this point in 2012. (more...)
Mike Riley Post-Game Press Conference Following Nebraska's Season Opener Win Mike Riley Post-Game Press Conference Following Nebraska's Season Opener Win
- September 06, 2016

Another sign in the stadium read, "A Season for Sam", according to ESPN . He and Mike Sadler, a former punter for Michigan State, had traveled to Wisconsin to work a punting camp. If the Nebraska Football team can win the turnover battle each game, look for them to run the table in the Big Ten. And then it's up to the kids to avoid that. (more...)
Taylor Swift dismissed from jury duty in the US Taylor Swift dismissed from jury duty in the US
- September 02, 2016

Whitehouse added that Swift would've been willing to serve on other kinds of cases. However, the Blank Space hitmaker's legal team shot back saying that Swift had been " surprised, upset, offended, and alarmed " by the alleged assault. Organisers had given the notoriously outspoken West four minutes on stage with which to do whatever he wanted - and he did mention Swift, in passing, in his rambling monologue. (more...)
With no 'softening' on immigration, can Trump broaden support? With no 'softening' on immigration, can Trump broaden support?
- September 02, 2016

Left unanswered by Trump: What would happen to those who have not committed crimes beyond their immigration offenses? In the daylight hours, Trump struck his most presidential pose to date with a solemn (if somewhat grumpy) reading of prepared remarks at a news conference alongside Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto. (more...)