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Five rounds with a spelling champ

After the bee, Sylvia said she and her older sister Sophia came up with the idea for the question while they were studying. She recently turned 6 and is the youngest-ever speller at the Scripps National Spelling Bee . The results will determine the bee semifinalists on Thursday from among kids who correctly spell both their oral-spelling words on Wednesday. Each of the 291 spellers got the oppo... [Full Article...]

Officer Who Killed Tamir Rice Fired For Rule Violations On Job Application

Frank Garmback , who drove the police auto on the day of the incident, 22 November 2014 , will be suspended for 10 days for violating tactical rules. The 911 dispatcher who failed to inform officers the caller said the gun was " probably fake " was suspended for eight days in March. Within seconds of their auto arriving to the scene, Loehmann leaned out the passenger's side door of their cruiser ... [Full Article...]

House Approves Minimum Wage Raise Plan

House Approves Minimum Wage Raise Plan Both chambers have approved workers' comp changes and the Senate adopted a two-year freeze on property taxes. That said, I am equally offended by people on the left who feel that everyone who makes a profit is an enemy. This loophole in labor law also shunts disabled workers into separate, "sheltered workshops" in which they have little opportunity for advancement and are often exploited. [Full Article...]

Everett Police Release Video of Bank ATM Torch Attempt

Everett Police Release Video of Bank ATM Torch Attempt When they arrived, they found that the drive-through ATM had been set on fire. In the process of doing so, they accidentally set the money on fire. Local media are also reporting that one of the suspects then urinated on the flaming machine in a bid to douse the flames. [Full Article...]

The World Is Responding to President Trump's Speech on Paris Climate Accords

Opponents of withdrawal - said to include Trump's own daughter Ivanka - had warned that America's reputation and its leadership role on the world stage is at stake, as is the environment. Musk and Iger were among 19 executives serving on Trump's business advisory council . "Climate change is real". It is "both a leader and a laggard" in addressing climate change, said Sarah Ladislaw, an energ... [Full Article...]

National Spelling Bee gets down to final 4

National Spelling Bee gets down to final 4 The whole national spelling bee and its more than 300 "little celebrities", was very well organized, but watching her daughter tended to be overwhelming at times, she said. A year ago she tied for 172nd place in her first appearance at the Bee. "Go Curry", she said in an ESPN interview. Ananya and Rohan, an eighth-grader from Edmond, Oklahoma, went head to head for nearly 20 rounds. [Full Article...]

White House to stop taking questions related to Russian Federation probe

Michael Cohen (R), executive vice president of the Trump Organization and special counsel to Donald Trump , arrives at Trump Tower, on January 12, 2017 in New York City. Conway, on Fox News, also played down persistent rumors that Spicer , who has been pilloried on comedy shows, was on his way out. U.S. President Donald Trump lashes out against the media over coverage of the Russian Fede... [Full Article...]

LeBron James' property in LA vandalized with racial slur

If he can control the paint and create second chances for the Cavs offense while limiting Golden State on its possessions, the Cavaliers will have a chance to hang close in most games. "He's competitive and he wants to win, so you can bet that he's not happy about a year ago and he's going to go after this one". It's the rivalry against which all others are measured, the one essentially respon... [Full Article...]

1 dead, 2 missing after Wisconsin mill explosion

1 dead, 2 missing after Wisconsin mill explosion The cause of the explosion is unknown at this time. Four were in the hospital's burn center, while the fifth was in the trauma and life support center, hospital spokeswoman Emily Kumlien said. According to OSHA records uncovered by WISCTV News 3 reporter Chris Gothner , Didion Milling had previously been cited for "serious" safety violations as recently as 2011. [Full Article...]

Man who threw baby off CT bridge faces sentencing

Man who threw baby off CT bridge faces sentencing Tony Moreno is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Middletown Superior Court . But footage has now emerged of Moreno bawling in court as he was made to demonstrate how he killed his baby, using a fake ledge and a plastic doll to retrace his actions on the Arrigoni Bridge in July 2015. [Full Article...]

Train stabbing survivor pleads for Portland to focus on the girls

Train stabbing survivor pleads for Portland to focus on the girls The suspected attacker, Jeremy Joseph Christian , was arraigned on several charges Tuesday, including two counts of aggravated murder , attempted murder, two counts of second-degree intimidation and being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon . [Full Article...]

Finals of National Spelling Bee begin with 40 elite spellers

Like her daughter, Balasubramanian, said she felt "cautiously optimistic" about Kumar's chances to make the finals. Semifinalists will be announced early Wednesday evening. Prizes for the bee included an expenses-paid trip to Washington for the national bee. Rana would repeat spellings "over and over and over again", he said. [Full Article...]

Jury deliberates in Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby's manslaughter trial

Jury deliberates in Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby's manslaughter trial A Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer who shot an unarmed black man a year ago was acquitted by a jury Wednesday of first-degree manslaughter, the Associated Press reports . "Those who disagree with the verdict have the right to express their opinions", Fallin said in an official statement . Crutcher's family has said that police have attempted to "demonize" Crutcher for having drugs and di... [Full Article...]

Free Fishing Weekend events set

Free Fishing Weekend events set Through June, a quarter-million more rainbow trout, catfish, bass and sunfish will be stocked statewide. Free fishing is open to state residents and non-residents Saturday, June 3 and Sunday June, 4. She added, "Fishing is a family-fun activity and NM State Parks and Friends Groups offer fishing derbies with great prizes throughout the summer". Arway added that "another option is to practice... [Full Article...]

Train stabbing survivor: Portland has 'white savior complex'

Train stabbing survivor: Portland has 'white savior complex' He was yelling racial and religious epithets that day, police documents say . Christian is white, and court documents report him to be 6 foot 3 inches and 250 pounds. Tri-Met Hero Recovery (via GoFundMe), which is close to exceeding its goal of $250,000, was started by friends of survivor Micah Fletcher . One is black and the other was wearing a hijab. [Full Article...]

Spicer Offers Cryptic Explanation for Trump 'Covfefe' Tweet

Spicer Offers Cryptic Explanation for Trump 'Covfefe' Tweet President Donald Trump's communications director Mike Dubke confirmed Tuesday morning that he is leaving the White House after barely three months working in the tumultuous administration. Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will provide some documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

Portland train stabbing suspect has courtroom outburst

Portland train stabbing suspect has courtroom outburst Prosecutors say Christian focused his racist tirade last Friday on two teenage girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab. "I'm not a hero, nobody special", he told KPTV, on Tuesday. After the girls moved away from Christian, he got into a confrontation with other passengers. "I just stabbed a bunch of motherf***ers in their neck", Christian confessed to police officers. [Full Article...]

Cleveland Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Tamir Rice Fired

Loehmann's partner when Rice was shot, officer Frank Garmback , will be suspended for 10 days starting Wednesday for a tactical offense related to the time of the shooting . Loomis said they had been prepared in anticipation of disciplinary action against the two officers. "There's a 12-year-old kid dead". The mother of Tamir Rice says punishment handed down for officers involved in her ... [Full Article...]

Comey to testify to US Senate intelligence panel on June 8

President Trump fired Comey in early May and initially said he based the decision on the recommendations from both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Congress is now out of session. The date has been set. JUST IN: Comey will testify on June 8. "Subpoenas related to the "unmasking" issue would have been sent by Chairman Nunes acting separately from the ... [Full Article...]

The 62-second encounter with police that killed Philando Castile

The aftermath of the shooting of Philando Castile by Officer Jeronimo Yanez was captured on video by Castile's fiancee. The shooting happened last July after Castile told Yanez he had a gun. Paul area and surrounded the governor's mansion. Castile's good friend and former co-worker, John Thompson, said later that he wished the jury had been "a little more diverse". [Full Article...]


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