June 20th, 2018

World News

Homeland Security drafts plan to end family separation

By Jill Colvin And Colleen Long, The Associated Press on June 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department to keep families together in detention after they are detained crossing the border illegally, according to two people familiar with her thinking. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the effort before its ... Read More »

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Video shows headless rattlesnake striking man

By The Associated Press on June 20th, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An Alabama man who shot a rattlesnake got a surprise when the headless reptile tried to bite him long after he thought it should be dead. Billy Forbus tells WSFA-TV he saw the snake when he was working in his garden and shot it. He later put it in the back of ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: AP Sources: Homeland Security secretary drafting order to end family separation at border; unclear if Trump will sign

By The Associated Press on June 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – AP Sources: Homeland Security secretary drafting order to end family separation at border; unclear if Trump will sign it. More coming... Read More »

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West Virginia Supreme Court justice indicted

By The Associated Press on June 20th, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – FBI agents have arrested West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry and taken him to the federal courthouse in Charleston to face a 22-count federal indictment. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said Wednesday that Loughry is charged with 16 counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, one count of witness tampering ... Read More »

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No easy path: Complex mass migration reshapes globe

By Lori Hinnant And Colleen Barry, The Associated Press on June 20th, 2018

PARIS – Lined up before dawn, dozens of migrants outside a government office in Italy jostled to be one of the handful allowed inside to request asylum Wednesday. The journeys that brought them to Rome and the sleepless nights wondering if they would be allowed to stay was being repeated in cities and countries around ... Read More »

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Giant crackdown against wildlife crime in 92 countries

By Sylvie Corbet, The Associated Press on June 20th, 2018

PARIS – Nearly 100 countries took part in a globe-spanning crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade, seizing tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber in a monthlong bust that exposed the international reach of traffickers, Interpol said Wednesday. Officials also confiscated thousands of live animals, including turtles in Malaysia and parrots in Mexico. Canada ... Read More »

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US home sales fell 0.4 per cent in May amid inventory crunch

By Josh Boak, The Associated Press on June 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. existing home sales slipped 0.4 per cent in May, as the prolonged shortage of properties on the market is deterring home-buying. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 5.43 million in May, the second straight monthly decline. Sales have tumbled 3 per ... Read More »

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Football’s Michael Vick sells Florida home for $1.4 million

By Associated Press, The Associated Press on June 20th, 2018

ATLANTA – Michael Vick, who recently accepted a coaching job in Atlanta, has put his Florida home on the market for $1.4 million. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Vick’s home in a gated community in Davie, Florida, has six bedrooms and seven baths on 6,295 square feet. The house includes a home theatre, outdoor pool, ... Read More »

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Predators’ Watson arrested on domestic assault charge

By The Associated Press on June 20th, 2018

NASHVILLE – Police in Tennessee have arrested Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson on a charge of domestic assault. Franklin Police Lt. Charles Warner says Watson was arrested Saturday evening. Warner says Watson has been released from jail on $4,500 bond and is due in court June 28. No further information was immediately available. The Predators ... Read More »

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Predators player Austin Watson charged with domestic assault

By The Associated Press on June 20th, 2018

NASHVILLE – Police in Tennessee have arrested Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson on a charge of domestic assault. Franklin Police Lt. Charles Warner said Watson was arrested Saturday evening. News outlets reported Wednesday that Watson has been released from jail on $4,500 bond and is due in court June 28. Watson was drafted by the ... Read More »

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