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People and Students Injured When Charter Bus Struck Overpass in Long Island

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The charter bus was traveling eastbound on the Southern State Parkway in Lakeview on Sunday evening when it slammed into the overpass, police said. A bus carrying 38 high school students and five chaperones crashed into a Southern State Parkway overpass Sunday night during the final leg of the group's journey home to Long Island from a spring break trip to Europe, seriously injuring six of the passengers and leaving 37 with minor injuries, State Police said. Read More »

John Bolton pushes out Tom Bossert as homeland security adviser

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Tom Bossert was an ideal Trump administration official - a man with the résumé of an Establishment Republican, and the capacity for sycophancy of a Trump crony. There was no indication that Bossert planned to resign in recent days. On Sunday, he appeared on ABC's "This Week" to discuss the possibility of USA strikes against the Syria in response to this weekend's suspected chemical weapons attack. Read More »

Man bilked elderly woman out of $170K

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That's the day jury selection was scheduled to begin on her trial. As Voytush was playing a slot machine, Hannick walked up and read her name, which was displayed on the machine after she inserted her club card, police said. "I'm very proud of her", he said. During this time, he told her he couldn't talk to anyone about seeing her because he would get in trouble. An agency spokeswoman said investigators never found enough evidence to remove the girl from her home. Read More »

National math and reading scores remain constant, but disparities emerge

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But Minnesota's Asian students are well below the national average, presumably because of the state's large Asian immigrant and refugee populations. Eighth-grade math scores were slightly below the national average. The exam is administered to a sample of fourth and eighth grade students in all 50 states and a handful of large urban school districts, providing a national comparison of academic success. Read More »

TJ Miller Faces Five Years in Prison For Fake Bomb Threat

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Investigators stopped and searched the train in CT, but found no evidence of any explosive device or materials. No explosives were found. According to the officials, Miller was allegedly "motivated by a grudge against the subject female, called 911 to relay false information about a suspected bomb on the train, and continued to convey false information to investigators while the public safety response was ongoing". Read More »

Iran's rial hits all-time low under pressure from US

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Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and other leaders celebrated the country's National Day of Nuclear Technology, where scientists unveiled 83 advancements in the field. Trump said USA law must tie long-range missile and nuclear weapons programs together, making any missile testing by Iran subject to "severe sanctions". Read More »

Six dead after plane crash on Arizona golf course

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The crash took place shortly after the plane took off from Scottsdale Airport on Monday night, say authorities. ABC15 reports that emergency crews responded to the TPC Scottsdale Champions Golf Course. Witness Versace King said he heard the plane stall, followed by a loud noise and explosion. It is just east of the TPC Stadium Course, where the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open is held. Read More »

Line for bottled water blocks traffic at two PODs in Flint

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Flint officials and members of Congress say residents still depend on bottled water for cooking and bathing. "I will be contacting the Governor's office immediately to express the insensitivity of the decision he made today and to make sure he is aware of the additional needs that I have requested for the residents of Flint". Read More »

Man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill a police officer

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Reed also returned, knocked on the door and announced he was a police officer as a ruse to get the woman to open the door, charges said. The 15-year-old and 14-year-old were taken to a juvenile detention facility, according to officers. Welcoming the announcement, BMF Chairman Jim Freeman said: "The BMF supports any move to encourage the police to pursue bike thieves". Both Weaver and Solorio have been placed on routine administrative leave pending a review of the incident. Read More »

Fox News Host Responds to Misleading Reports about 'Least Trusted' Graphic

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But instead of showing the results of the " fake news " poll, the graphic showed the brutally honest results of a question about Americans' trust in news sources - or lack of trust, in the case of Fox News . The host brought back the graphic less than a minute later in the same segment, when the discussion turned to who the public trusts more: the major news networks or the president. Read More »

Fake Black Lives Matter page on Facebook eclipsed the real thing

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Payment services Classy , Donorbox , PayPal and Patreon all suspended the fake page's fundraising campaigns before or soon after CNN got in touch, but the news outlet claims that Facebook didn't suspend the page (by suspending an administrator) until after a week of back-and-forth discussion. Read More »

Woman 'who beheaded boyfriend' begs cops 'let me get my heads'

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While Mills is now charged with second degree murder, a grand jury considering her case in June could also charge her with first degree murder for premeditation. A court-ordered psychological analysis is scheduled for Wednesday to find out if Mills can stand trial, in line with the West Virginia MetroNews . According to the criminal complaint, the killing was a "decapitation homicide", Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney George Sitler said. Read More »

Ford issues recalls 2018 models of F-150, Expedition

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Ford recalls 350000 trucks, SUVs for faulty transmission shift cable . The FCA recall problem was a transmission shifter position indicator that didn't reflect the actual gear the vehicle was in. No reported injuries have been sent to Ford. This condition would allow the ignition key to be removed, with no instrument panel warning message or warning chime when the driver's door is opened that indicates the vehicle is not secured in park. Read More »

Finger bone points to new insight on human migration

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That all changed with the discovery of the Al Wusta finger bone. Teeth found in Chinese caves have been dated to between 80,000 and 120,000 years, although the dates are based on the caves' stalagmites, not the teeth themselves. It is the second bone in from the fingertip, but it's not clear which finger. The bone itself was found poking out of the surface of the Al Wusta excavation site in 2016 by Iyad Zalmout, a paleontologist with the Saudi Geological Survey. Read More »

GOP tax law will add $1.9 trillion to debt: CBO

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The CBO's report has been revised to incorporate the effects of a new $1.3 trillion government spending bill and the $1.5 trillion in Republican-led tax cuts approved past year. Revenues are lowered by $1.0 trillion and projected outlays are increased by $500 billion. "The CBO's report exposes the staggering costs of the GOP tax scam and Republicans' contempt for fiscal responsibility", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, said in a statement Monday. Read More »

Ethics concerns tainting good work done by Pruitt

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Lankford, who authors an annual report on wasteful government spending, called Pruitt a "dedicated public servant" during his introduction, saying Pruitt "respects the importance of our federalist foundation and the pocketbooks of hardworking families". Read More »

Bahrain Grand Prix: Vettel fend off Bottas to take victory

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I don't see what happens behind. Hamilton had qualified 4th but a grid penalty for gearbox change dropped him down to 9th place. Both of the Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo retired within the first five laps. Cigarini suffered a broken tibia and fibula in his left leg in a botched second pit-stop in Sunday's (Apr 8) race. After the race Ferrari began investigating why its automated system told Raikkonen the pitstop was finished and he could leave. Read More »

Russian Woman Dies from Receiving Embalming Fluids Instead of Saline Drip

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Baryshnikova said after her daughter was given the drip, she suffered chronic stomach pains and vomiting. Fedyaeva was attached to a life-support machine but she eventually died of heart and lung failure, according to the paper. It was simply eroding her body from inside. Instead they told her "to go home, cook chicken soup and stop worrying". Overnight Ekaterina was rushed to intensive care as her condition deteriorated. Read More »

Iran vows response to U.S. pullout of nuclear deal

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On Monday, Iran unveiled "84 achievements" in the field of nuclear technology including "a nuclear battery and centrifuges for the oil industry, nuclear fission, nuclear medicine and power plants". Parliament on Sunday invited the economy minister and the central bank governor to attend a closed session on Tuesday to discuss the accelerating fall of the national currency, Iranian news agencies reported . Read More »

Syrian news reports missile attack; United States denies it fired them

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The official Syrian news agency SANA reported that casualties had been recorded, without specifying ir number, in a bombing of a Syrian military airport in center of country. The Syrian government denied the allegations, calling them fabrications. The medical relief organization Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and the civil defence service, which operates in rebel-held areas, said in a joint statement 49 people had been killed in the suspected gas attack. Read More »

Vanuatu and China deny holding military base talks

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Chinese money has already helped finance a new wharf on the north island of Espiritu Santo, alongside an upgrade to the global airport, it was reported . Chen Ke, a spokesman for the ambassador to Vanuatu, also explained that China's presence in the Pacific was purely for humanitarian purposes and also spoke about a planned disaster response exercise between New Zealand, Vanuatu and China. Read More »