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SAN DIEGO | Humane Society rescues 84 cockatiels from apartment

SAN DIEGO — Jan 24, 2019—The San Diego Humane Society has rescued 84 cockatiels from an apartment. The society posted on Twitter that officers were called to the apartment in the Rancho Bernardo section on Wednesday morning and found most of the birds flying freely in “unsanitary conditions.” Sgt. Laurel Monreal says it is “extremely … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Humane Society rescues 84 cockatiels from apartment

JOHANNESBURG | 3 killed in train collision in South Africa, responders say

JOHANNESBURG — Jan 08, 2019—Authorities in South Africa say a train collision in the capital has killed three people and injured more than 200. Netcare911, an emergency responders’ group, says many injuries are “minor to moderate” but that one person in critical condition was airlifted to a hospital after the accident Tuesday in Pretoria. Authorities … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | 3 killed in train collision in South Africa, responders say

NEW YORK | Wells Fargo pays $575 million to settle state investigations

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo will pay $575 million in a settlement with attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia that are investigating its banking practices, which have included phony accounts and manipulative sales practices. Under the agreement announced Friday, the bank will also be required to create teams to review … Continue reading NEW YORK | Wells Fargo pays $575 million to settle state investigations

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | 9 new suspects arrested after murder of 2 women in Morocco

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  — Nine more people have been arrested in Morocco for connections to the four initial suspects in the killing of two Scandinavian university students in a remote corner of the Atlas Mountains, Moroccan authorities said Friday. A total of 13 men have been detained after the murder of the female hikers from Denmark … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | 9 new suspects arrested after murder of 2 women in Morocco

PARIS | Media freedom group records increase in journalists killed

PARIS — Media freedom group Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday it has recorded an increase in the number of journalists killed and imprisoned worldwide so far this year. The Paris-based group, also known by its French acronym RSF, said 63 journalists died in relation to their jobs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 1, 2018, compared … Continue reading PARIS | Media freedom group records increase in journalists killed

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian-Canadian singer dies after car plunges into Danube

BUCHAREST, Romania  — Romanian police say singer-songwriter Anca Pop has died after her car plunged into the River Danube. She was 34. Emergency authorities identified her body after divers found her car late Monday in southwestern Romania. Police said Tuesday they were investigating the death of Pop, who had dual Romanian and Canadian citizenship. Pop’s … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian-Canadian singer dies after car plunges into Danube

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Bosnian official: Croatia illegally expelling migrants

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina— A Bosnian official says migrants are being illegally pushed back into its territory by police in neighboring Croatia. Bosnian Security Minister Dragan Mektic said Monday that scores of migrants are reporting that they have been forced to return to Bosnia by Croatian police who threatened them and in some cases used violence against … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Bosnian official: Croatia illegally expelling migrants

TEMPLETON, Mass. | Truck crashes through home, misses sleeping woman

TEMPLETON, Mass. — A pickup truck has smashed through a home in Massachusetts, barely missing a woman who was asleep on her couch. Police say the crash happened around 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Templeton. Tracy Samuels, who was sleeping on the couch, says she heard a loud bang, woke up and said, “Why is there … Continue reading TEMPLETON, Mass. | Truck crashes through home, misses sleeping woman

BERLIN | 3 women stabbed in German city, unclear if attacks linked

BERLIN  — German police say three women have been stabbed and wounded in the city of Nuremberg, and they are investigating whether the incidents are connected. There was no immediate word on what weapon was used. Police said there was no indication of any link to terrorism. The stabbings took place in the city’s St. … Continue reading BERLIN | 3 women stabbed in German city, unclear if attacks linked

BERLIN | German police, city officials probed over Italian mob ties

BERLIN  — Prosecutors in western Germany say they are investigating five current and former police and municipal officials on suspicion that they passed information to Italian mobsters or their helpers. The dpa news agency reported that prosecutors in Duisburg said Thursday the five include two police officers and an employee of Wesseling, a town outside … Continue reading BERLIN | German police, city officials probed over Italian mob ties

CHICAGO | Woman in wheelchair whose flight was canceled left at O’Hare

CHICAGO — American Airlines is investigating how a 67-year-old woman in a wheelchair was left alone overnight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport when her flight was canceled. The incident, first reported by CBS 2 in Chicago , started Friday night when Olimpia Warsaw’s flight from Chicago to Detroit was canceled and a porter was assigned … Continue reading CHICAGO | Woman in wheelchair whose flight was canceled left at O’Hare

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia | Slovakia house fire kills 4 children, 1 adult

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia  — Slovak firefighters say five people, including four children, have been killed in a house fire in eastern Slovakia. They say in a statement the blaze broke out around 3 a.m. (0200 GMT) on Friday in a four-room house in the town of Richnava. Officials say the children ranged in age from 5 … Continue reading BRATISLAVA, Slovakia | Slovakia house fire kills 4 children, 1 adult

LONDON | Belgium investigates doctors who euthanized autistic woman

LONDON — Belgian officials are investigating whether doctors improperly euthanized a woman with autism, the first criminal investigation in a euthanasia case since the practice was legalized in 2002 in the European nation. Three doctors from East Flanders are being investigated on suspicion of having “poisoned” Tine Nys in 2010. The 38-year-old had been diagnosed … Continue reading LONDON | Belgium investigates doctors who euthanized autistic woman

JACKSON, Miss | Nooses found by Mississippi Capitol day before Senate runoff

JACKSON, Miss— Mississippi police are investigating two nooses and six signs that were found on the grounds of the state Capitol on Monday, a day before a U.S. Senate runoff that has focused attention on the state’s history of racist violence. It was not immediately known who put the nooses up or why. Mississippi is … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss | Nooses found by Mississippi Capitol day before Senate runoff

SAN FRANCISCO | Panic as ferry hits dock at San Francisco’s Ferry Building

SAN FRANCISCO  — The Coast Guard is investigating what caused a ferry boat to crash twice into docks at San Francisco’s famed Ferry Building, slightly injuring two people aboard. Coast Guard spokesman Chris Shih says investigators are looking into mechanical issues and other factors that led to Friday’s crash. The agency regularly inspects the ferries. … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Panic as ferry hits dock at San Francisco’s Ferry Building

KARACHI, Pakistan | After attack on Chinese consulate, Pakistan points to India

KARACHI, Pakistan  — Pakistani police say the suicide bomber that struck the country’s Chinese consulate used foreign-made C-4 plastic explosive and suggested the attack was orchestrated in India. Counter-terrorism officer Umar Khitab said Saturday that authorities are investigating whether Baluch separatist commander Aslam Achhu, who they believe masterminded the attack, is in India. The Baluch … Continue reading KARACHI, Pakistan | After attack on Chinese consulate, Pakistan points to India

BRUSSELS | Attacker shot after stabbing policeman in Brussels

BRUSSELS— An assailant stabbed a policeman Tuesday close to the Grand Place in Brussels’ historic center, before officers got to the scene and shot the suspect. The prosecutor’s office is investigating whether the attack was linked to any terror group. Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said the pre-dawn incident was a “cowardly act against our … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Attacker shot after stabbing policeman in Brussels

California News: Panish Shea & Boyle LLP Investigating & Preparing to Prosecute Claims Against PG&E as Cause of Deadly Camp Fire in Butte County

LOS ANGELES, CA – Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has begun the process of investigating and prosecuting claims against Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) that has led to the deaths of at least 48 people, more than 100 people missing, and destroyed over 7,800 homes and structures as a result of the Camp Fire.  To … Continue reading California News: Panish Shea & Boyle LLP Investigating & Preparing to Prosecute Claims Against PG&E as Cause of Deadly Camp Fire in Butte County

MALIBU, Calif. | 3rd body reportedly found in Southern California fire zone

MALIBU, Calif.  — Authorities were investigating a report of a body found within the burn zone of a huge wildfire in Southern California, but the coroner’s office was unable to confirm Wednesday whether it was burned. Two deaths were previously linked to the weeklong blaze in Ventura and Los Angeles counties that was 47 percent … Continue reading MALIBU, Calif. | 3rd body reportedly found in Southern California fire zone

CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Utility sued over fire sees huge stock drop

CHICO, Calif.— The Latest on the wildfires in California (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. shares have plunged more than 20 percent in Wednesday trading after the utility said in a regulatory filing that it could face a significant financial hit if its equipment is found to be the cause of … Continue reading CHICO, Calif. | The Latest: Utility sued over fire sees huge stock drop

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | Fight involving Atlantic City officials under investigation

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J — Authorities are investigating an apparent fight at an Atlantic City casino that involved the mayor, a city councilman and others who were arguing with them. The dispute broke out around 2:20 a.m. Sunday at the Golden Nugget. The Atlantic County prosecutor’s office confirmed it is reviewing the matter — which was … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | Fight involving Atlantic City officials under investigation

BARABOO, Wis. | Wisconsin district investigates boys’ apparent Nazi salute

BARABOO, Wis.  — A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo of a group of high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute. Baraboo Superintendent Lori Mueller said she became aware of the photo Monday after it was posted on social media. The photo of more than 60 male students dressed in … Continue reading BARABOO, Wis. | Wisconsin district investigates boys’ apparent Nazi salute

WASHINGTON | Protesters target home of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson

WASHINGTON — Washington police are investigating a protest outside the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a possible hate crime. According to a police report, a group of demonstrators gathered outside Carlson’s Northwest Washington home Wednesday night. A video posted on social media but later removed shows people standing outside a darkened home … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Protesters target home of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson

WASHINGTON | Trump celebrates GOP gains, threatens House Democrats

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday celebrated Senate Republican gains in the midterm election but immediately threatened Democrats, who won back control of the House and with it the power to investigate the president’s personal and professional conduct. Trump has long felt aggrieved by the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump celebrates GOP gains, threatens House Democrats

LONDON | UK regulator says EU firms express transition interest

LONDON  — Facebook says it has blocked 115 accounts for suspected “coordinated inauthentic” behavior on the eve of the U.S. midterm elections. The social media company said in a blog post Monday that it shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts and is investigating them in more detail. The company said it took … Continue reading LONDON | UK regulator says EU firms express transition interest

LONDON | Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

LONDON — Facebook says it has blocked 115 accounts for suspected “coordinated inauthentic” behavior on the eve of the U.S. midterm elections. The social media company said in a blog post Monday that it shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts and is investigating them in more detail. The company said it took … Continue reading LONDON | Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

PARIS | French investigate death of Republican Guard at PM’s office

PARIS — French authorities are investigating the death of a Republican Guard whose body was found inside the prime minister’s office building with their service weapon at their side. The prime minister’s office said the body was found Monday morning at the Matignon office building, the prime minister’s Paris headquarters. It said the officer worked … Continue reading PARIS | French investigate death of Republican Guard at PM’s office

ATLANTA | Kemp cites voter database hacking attempt, gives no evidence

ATLANTA— The Georgia secretary of state’s office, which is run by Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, says it is investigating an attempted hack of the state’s online voter database that will be used at polling places for Tuesday’s election. The statement from Kemp’s office says it is investigating the state Democratic Party in connection with … Continue reading ATLANTA | Kemp cites voter database hacking attempt, gives no evidence

LONDON | Most kids hurt on giant UK inflatable slide are discharged

LONDON — British police say seven of the eight children hurt when they fell from an inflatable slide at a fair in southern England have been discharged from the hospital. Surrey Police said Sunday that the eighth child was kept in overnight for observation “but his injuries are not thought to be significant.” The Health … Continue reading LONDON | Most kids hurt on giant UK inflatable slide are discharged