PARADISE, | Calif.Hundreds search rubble in California for human remains

PARADISE, Calif.  — The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire took on a new urgency Monday as rain in the forecast threatened to complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters. Hundreds of crews and volunteers were searching the ash and rubble where homes stood before flames engulfed the … Continue reading PARADISE, | Calif.Hundreds search rubble in California for human remains

BISMARCK, N.D. | 3 killed when air ambulance crashes in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — An air ambulance on its way to pick up a patient crashed not long after taking off from Bismarck, North Dakota, killing all three people on board. A military official involved in the response said the plane might have broken up in midair. The twin-engine Bismarck Air Medical airplane took off about … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D. | 3 killed when air ambulance crashes in North Dakota

CFTC News: CFTC Commissioner Dan Berkovitz Announces Staff Appointments

Washington, DC — Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Dan Berkovitz announced that Erik Remmler will serve as Chief of Staff and Lucy Hynes will serve as Special Counsel. Commissioner Berkovitz commented: “I am very glad to have Erik and Lucy on my team.  They both have extensive experience at the CFTC and in the … Continue reading CFTC News: CFTC Commissioner Dan Berkovitz Announces Staff Appointments

GREELEY, Colo. | Man who strangled wife, killed his 2 girls sentenced to life

GREELEY, Colo. — A man who strangled his pregnant wife and suffocated their two young daughters wanted to escape his marriage and growing family, prosecutors said Monday as a judge imposed a sentence of life without parole as part of a plea deal that kept the killer from facing the death penalty. Christopher Watts, who … Continue reading GREELEY, Colo. | Man who strangled wife, killed his 2 girls sentenced to life

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom and thanked her for Sweden’s role in securing the release of an American citizen from North Korea. The Secretary also thanked the Swedes for their support and services as our Protecting Power … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom

HOUSTON | Legal groups argue in court against Trump asylum ban

HOUSTON  — Legal groups suing the Trump administration over its ban on asylum for anyone who illegally crosses the U.S.-Mexico border have argued their case before a federal judge in San Francisco. U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar did not immediately rule Monday on the groups’ request to stop the administration from enforcing the ban. … Continue reading HOUSTON | Legal groups argue in court against Trump asylum ban

PHILADELPHIA | Taiwanese student accused of school threat to be deported

PHILADELPHIA — A Taiwanese exchange student accused of threatening to “shoot up” his high school near Philadelphia has been spared additional time in prison but will be deported. An-Tso Sun has been in custody since March after local school authorities were alerted to a threat he had made. The 18-year-old student called the talk a … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Taiwanese student accused of school threat to be deported