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APNewsBreak: 1st lawsuit filed in Grand Canyon copter crash

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 23:48

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The parents of a British tourist who died after the Grand Canyon sightseeing helicopter he was in crashed filed the first wrongful death lawsuit Friday related to last month's crash.

Mike Huckabee Resigns From Country Music Board After Criticism Of His Anti-LGBTQ Views

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 23:21

“If the industry doesn’t want people of faith or who hold conservative and traditional political views to buy tickets and music, they should be forthcoming and say it,” Huckabee wrote in his resignation letter, which came just one day after he was announced as the CMA Foundation’s newest member. “Until recently, the arts was the one place America could set aside political, geographical, racial, religious, and economic barriers and come together ...  At the end of the day, I’m not worth the fight, but the kids are.” The letter was published in Nashville’s The Tennessean. Although CMA Foundation Chairman Joe Galante had touted Huckabee’s “policy experience with education reform” when announcing the former Arkansas governor’s appointment to the board Wednesday, the news immediately set off a firestorm of criticism.

Apparent explosive device found on Mexican ferry off Cozumel

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 21:49

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — What appeared to be undetonated explosives were found on a ferry that runs between the Caribbean resorts of Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel, authorities said Friday, less than two weeks after a blast shook another ferry plying the same route.

Mennonite investigator remains jailed after court ruling

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 21:44

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado criminal defense investigator who refused to testify for the prosecution in a death penalty case because she says it's against her Mennonite faith will remain jailed after an appeals court on Friday ruled against her request to testify under alternative conditions.

The Latest: Chief: Deaths of officer, wife "tragic"

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 21:39

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Central Michigan University (all times local):

$275K going to family of each person slain in Vegas shooting

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 21:24

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A $31.5 million victims' fund that started as a GoFundMe effort announced plans Friday to pay $275,000 to the families of each of the 58 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Oakland mayor says protecting the most vulnerable starts with housing

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 20:21

Oakland's mayor Libby Schaaf has been in the spotlight since the tipoff of ICE raids. Today she renewed her commitment to protecting the most vulnerable people in her city and that, she said, starts with offering them affordable housing.

The Latest: UN chief condemns terror attacks in Burkina Faso

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 19:07

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The Latest on the attack in Burkina Faso's capital (all times local):

Seven days in Trumpland: Confusion, scandals and indictments

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 18:51

Even by the standards of a White House beset by multiple investigations, routine allegations of ethical lapses and an agenda that keeps news organizations struggling to keep pace, the seven-day span from Feb. 23 through March 2 stands out. 

Michigan shooting suspect at large after two killed at university

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 18:03

A gunman suspected of killing two people in Central Michigan University dormitory during a domestic dispute on Friday was still at large, authorities said. The two victims, who were not students, were found inside the residence hall at the university in Mount Pleasant, about 125 miles (200 km) northwest of Detroit, said Lieutenant Larry Klaus of the university's police force. The incident came about two weeks after 17 students and educators were killed by a 19-year-old gunman with an assault-style rifle at a Florida high school.

Equifax breach could be most costly in corporate history

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 17:57

NEW YORK/TORONTO (Reuters) - Equifax Inc said it expects costs related to its massive 2017 data breach to surge by $275 million this year, suggesting the incident at the credit reporting bureau could turn out to be the most costly hack in corporate history. "It looks like this will be the most expensive data breach in history," said Larry Ponemon, chairman of Ponemon Institute, a research group that tracks costs of cyber attacks. Equifax on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit that topped Wall Street forecasts and disclosed that it uncovered an additional 2.4 million people whose data was stolen in the attack.

Sheriff: Indiana deputy shot during pursuit won't survive

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 17:46

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana sheriff's deputy who was shot in the head while chasing three suspects won't survive and was on life support for donation of his organs, authorities said Friday.

Ben Carson Cancels $31,000 Furniture Order

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 17:17

The HUD won't be decorated with designs by Alexa Hampton, David Phoenix, and more

Start of trial on AT&T, Time Warner merger may be delayed by one day

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:18

The start date for the trial over whether wireless and pay TV provider AT&T Inc can buy Time Warner Inc may be delayed by a day to March 20, Judge Richard Leon said on Friday. Leon, who is on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, said March 19 may be needed to hear final pre-trial motions so the trial start may be pushed back. The Justice Department's Craig Conrath said he opposed any delay because witnesses travelling to Washington for the trial could be inconvenienced.

Pennsylvania Redistricting Leads To Bad Blood Among Some Democrats Forced To Shuffle Electoral Plans

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 15:10

Democrats rejoiced last month when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court redrew the state’s congressional districts, ruling that the GOP had gerrymandered the map unconstitutionally. The court’s move made Democrats competitive in several more districts than they would have been under the Republican plan. Democrat Christina Hartman, an establishment favorite running there, announced Wednesday that she would be withdrawing from that race and running in the adjacent 10th District instead.

Mom still searching for answers after young son's deadly fall

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 15:09

Dina Shacknai's 6-year-old son Max Shacknai died in 2011, after falling from a second-story landing at his father Jonah Shacknai's mansion. Police later determined Max's death was an accident.

Delta To Georgia Lawmakers: 'Our Values Are Not For Sale'

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 15:08

The CEO of Delta Air Lines on Friday declared his company’s “values are not for sale” after Georgia lawmakers retaliated against the airline for cutting ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of last month’s Florida school shooting. Bastian explained the decision to employees a day after Georgia lawmakers passed a tax bill that effectively punishes the airline for rescinding the discount for NRA members to travel to the group’s annual meeting.

Gun debate roils U.S.

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:52

Nowhere in the world do citizens have access to guns as they do in America. Although the U.S. makes up 4.4 percent of the world’s population, it owns nearly half the world’s guns.

Bodycam Video Shows North Carolina Officer Beating Black Man Accused Of Jaywalking

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:50

An Asheville, North Carolina, news outlet published disturbing bodycam footage this week showing a white police officer beating a black resident, prompting public apologies from city officials who are continuing to investigate the incident. The graphic video shows officers chasing Johnnie Rush, 33, throwing him to the ground, shocking him with a stun gun and beating him as he cries out in pain and shouts for help. Photos that Rush provided to the Asheville Citizen-Times show his bandaged and swollen head and other injuries.

'Pretty Much Everyone On The Plane Threw Up' On Gut-Wrenching Landing

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:30

The tweet sent out by the National Weather Service’s Aviation Weather Center suggests the experience for the passengers and crew of United Flight 3833 from Charlottesville, Virginia, was miserable. More than 4,500 U.S. flights had been canceled as of Friday mid-afternoon, according to Most of those cancellations were along the East Coast from Maine to Virginia, the area currently being affected by a nor’easter, according to The Washington Post.