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LA County Homeless Population Jumps 23 Percent in One Year

LA County Homeless Population Jumps 23 Percent in One Year

The fastest growing demographics were young people, Hispanics and military veterans. Los Angeles County is seeing a steep increase in homelessness this year, according to a new count. According to the nonprofit California Housing Partnership Corp., median rent, adjusted for inflation, increased more than 30% from 2000 to 2015, while the median income was flat. Read More

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Girl, 16, charged as adult in fatal Uber driver stabbing

Girl, 16, charged as adult in fatal Uber driver stabbing

The third Uber driver, Nelson, picked up Wasni in his Hyundai Sonata a few blocks west of the Walmart. Uber, a ride-sharing company with outfits throughout the US, is. Uber officials said the company was working with police to provide information relevant to the investigation. When Lincolnwood police arrived, they found the vehiclewith blood on both the inside and the outside, with Nelson's phone open to the Uber app. Read More

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Seven die in Virginia crashes over Memorial Day weekend

Seven die in Virginia crashes over Memorial Day weekend

Police say the fatal crashes occurred in Christiansburg and Norfolk as well as the counties of Augusta, Bedford, Carroll and Rockingham. While Mattejea was hearing a helmet, police say two of the other motorcyclists were not. These things could make the difference in surviving or avoiding a crash all together". Virginia State Police also participated in Operation C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort), a traffic safety initiative. Read More

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Kellogg shutters distribution centers, lays off workers

Kellogg shutters distribution centers, lays off workers

It said it would be ending direct delivery of products to supermarkets and big-box retailers and instead ship those products to warehouses before they move to retailers' distribution centers. Kellogg's is laying off 248 Greater Cincinnati employees this summer as it closes a suburban distribution center. The layoffs will affect 201 workers at the Fort Worth distribution center and 221 at the Houston distribution center. Read More

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Top Trump aide exits as wider White House overhaul expected

ABC News reported on Tuesday that Michael Cohen, Trump's personal attorney, has also been asked "to provide information and testimony" about his contacts with Russian officials. Trump undercuts them constantly, and he obviously wants to be the public face of the administration himself. The president has denied any collusion, repeatedly denouncing the probes by a special counsel at the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and several congressional panels as a ... Read More

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White House Ducks Questions Over Kushner Back-Channel Reports

The White House has said the Trump administration's national security team is putting together a "holistic solution" to defeat ISIS. President Trump is on the verge of making significant changes to his communications team as senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner faces scrutiny for allegedly trying to establish back-channel communications with Moscow . Read More

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Comey to testify Trump pressured him to end Russian Federation probe

Fired FBI director James Comey will testify publicly in the Senate sometime next week on the grounds that President Donald Trump forced him to halt his investigation into campaign ties with Russian Federation. Anderson University President John Pistole will meet with President Donald Trump Tuesday to talk about the open position of FBI Director. Although intelligence officials have concluded Moscow tried to meddle in the election, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday ... Read More

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Trump's communications director resigns amid tensions

Trump's communications director resigns amid tensions

Dubke is the latest White House staffer to leave the administration as scrutiny intensifies over contacts Trump staffers may have had with Russian government officials during the campaign and transition. Over the weekend, White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn - who was the second-in-command at Goldman Sachs before joining the White House - declared the president's economic development deal with Saudi Arabia to be unlike anything he had seen in his 30 years in business. Read More

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Cop who killed Tamir Rice fired for job application omission

According to the Cleveland Police Department's investigation, within two seconds of getting out of his squad vehicle, officer Timothy Loehmann discharged his firearm and killed the young teen on November 22, 2014. Video released of the incident shows Officer Loehmann shooting Rice within two seconds of the patrol auto pulling up beside him. The firing brought some sense of closure to Tamir's mother Samaria Rice, who addressed reporters shortly after McGrath's announcement. Read More

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Shulkin says accountability at VA is 'broken'

Shulkin says accountability at VA is 'broken'

Choice Program: The VA is taking too long to pay outside doctors - about 500,000 of whom are part of in the Veterans Choice program that pays for veterans to get care outside the VA if the internal wait is too long. That means people are being paid "for violating our core values", he said. About 20 veterans take their lives each day. He told a House panel last week that he would welcome more money, even if it's not in Trump's budget proposal. Read More

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Dealership owner: 2 killed may have been bounty hunters

The two men have been identified by family members as Gabriel Bernal and Fidel Garcia Jr. He was wanted in Minnesota on several felony charges including disarming and assaulting a police officer, along with high-level narcotics offenses. "He always performed his investigations with the utmost integrity", Peters said, adding that Garcia commonly wore both audio and visual recording devices while working. Read More

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Higher power: LeBron soaring into 7th straight NBA Finals

With the contract statuses of Kevin Durant (player option) and Stephen Curry (free agent) uncertain beyond July 1, it will take a lot of persuasion from the Warriors front office to keep the band together. Thanks to Boston's heart, Cleveland was taken to a fifth game in the Eastern Conference finals on May 25. Jose Altuve and Co. only get two off days the entire time , while the NBA Finals only has one game scheduled with less than two days of rest. Read More

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Oklahoma to face Oregon in NCAA golf finals

Last year, OR and Texas were tied 2-2 in the championship match when Raza won his match on the third playoff hole to deliver the national title. "But then to do it here in Chicago and trying to back it up, it's hard to put into words, and I'm proud of the guys and how they've played all year, and then in particular how they battled to get here because we were way on the outs, and here we are. Read More

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Dallas Teen Murdered For Defending Girl Who Was Being Cat-Called

Dallas Teen Murdered For Defending Girl Who Was Being Cat-Called

The motive for the killing is still unclear, and police are still investigating. Cox was with a group of friends heading to a party. Police said the group pulled into a 7-Eleven around 1:45 a.m. "He just wanted to do the right thing, wanted to achieve, just tried so hard", Henry told the television station. "Knowing him, he was trying to talk his way out of the situation", his father said. Read More

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Dillon earns 1st win at Coca-Cola 600

All Jimmie Johnson needed was a little more gas. "Couple more would've been nice", Truex said with a laugh. "I drove my butt off but it wasn't meant to be". On a day where there was no shortage of huge wrecks in every notable race from Monaco to Indianapolis, the NASCAR race in Charlotte didn't disappoint. Read More

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Senate Republicans consider steeper cuts to Medicaid

Senate Republicans consider steeper cuts to Medicaid

Casey said he believes the process should be more bi-partisan. The federal/state program helps the low-income, the elderly and the disabled. "Quite frankly, this bill is a tweak of Obamacare ", he said earlier in the week. Maureen Quinn, left, and Maria Palmer pretend to be dead as protestors gather before a town hall held by New Jersey Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur in Willingboro, N.J. Read More

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Suspect in Portland deadly stabbing arraigned

The 35-year-old OR man is accused of stabbing to death two good Samaritans who came to the rescue of two young women being harangued on a Portland commuter train. "I told him, 'You're a handsome man. You will always be our hero". One is in the hospital after the suspect, identified as Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, stabbed the three victims, according to police. Read More

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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Noriega had been a key U.S. ally but was forcibly removed when American troops invaded in 1989 and was later jailed in the United States on drugs and laundering charges. There he was convicted in absentia of crimes carried out while he was the country's general and was sentenced the same year. In 2010 Noriega was sent to France, where he was convicted on money laundering charges. Read More

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Darrell Issa vs Michael Scott on roof

Darrell Issa vs Michael Scott on roof

Ellen Montanari, who organizes weekly protests at Issa's office , told the newspaper that she tried to shake Issa's hand and was rebuffed. Levin, who regularly attends the Indivisible-organized protests, said he saw Issa interact briefly with the protesters, even giving one pro-Trump counter protester a piece of cake. Read More

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Spokane area man killed in fall at Palouse Falls State Park

Spokane area man killed in fall at Palouse Falls State Park

A witness said he saw a young woman climbing up the rocks, screaming that her boyfriend had fallen. Crews say they have a general area they plan on searching, but if his body isn't there, it could take longer to find him. A park ranger said this is actually the second death at Palouse Falls since it became a state park. Washington State Parks has been concerned about the unmarked trails at the falls in recent years, as The Spokesman-Review reported in December . Read More

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Supreme Court to Consider Voter Rolls Purge

Supreme Court to Consider Voter Rolls Purge

If they do not respond and do not vote over the next four years, they are removed from the rolls. But in asking the Supreme Court to take the case, OH says that ruling "makes it harder for States to conduct what all can agree is a critical activity - removing ineligible voters from registration lists - by eliminating one method for doing so". Read More

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Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre comes off DL for season debut

Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre comes off DL for season debut

Beltre, 38, will be making his season debut after opening the season on the disabled list with right calf tightness. He would go on to win his fifth Gold Glove . Steven Matz and Seth Lugo are each scheduled to make one more rehab start in the minors before joining the New York Mets' rotation. Matz and Lugo have been sidelined all season with elbow trouble. Read More

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Illinois Legislature OK's automatic-voter registration

Illinois Legislature OK's automatic-voter registration

The AP reports that bill passed unanimously in the House 115-0 and is now headed to the Senate to review the changes made since it passed the Senate the first time. OR was the first state to fully implement the automatic voter registration system, resulting in nearly 100,000 new voters participating in the 2016 general election. Read More

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Jury being picked for cop who killed motorist

His death got instant attention as the shooting's gruesome aftermath was streamed live on Facebook by Reynolds, who was in the vehicle along with her young daughter. It remains a point of contention whether Yanez ever saw the weapon - his attorneys said he did; prosecutors said he provided conflicting statements about what he saw. Read More

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Missile test showed highly accurate warhead, says North Korea

Yang said relations between China and Japan are now at an important juncture, and called on Tokyo to make joint efforts with China to safeguard peace and stability in the East China Sea. This is the first American launch that would test the ability to stop a missile attack from North Korea . April 29: South Korean and USA officials say a North Korean midrange ballistic missile, presumably a KN-17, failed shortly after launch. Read More

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