Flooding continues in Midwest as more towns evacuated

Flooding continues in Midwest as more towns evacuated

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At least 12 levees have been breached on the Missouri River in the last week as record flooding continue in the Plains and the Midwest. Thousands of people have had to evacuate, including the entire towns of Craig, Nebraska, and Elwood, Kansas. The Missouri River continues to rise north of Kansas City, where several towns are bracing for a near-record crest late Friday into Saturday morning. In addition, ice jams in Minnesota and Wisconsin are causing local rivers to suffer major flooding. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) came out with an updated spring flood outlook on Thursday, and said moderate to major flooding will continue into May for the central U.S. This potentially unprecedented level of flooding could impact more than 200 million people through ...
Tyson recalls 69,000 pounds of chicken strips

Tyson recalls 69,000 pounds of chicken strips

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Tyson Foods announced on Thursday it's recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips that may have been contaminated with pieces of metal. The ready-to-eat strips were produced on Nov. 30 and shipped nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 69,093 pounds of frozen chicken strips over possible metal contamination. The following products are being recalled, according to a USDA statement: 25-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO STYLE SAUCE” with “BEST IF USED BY NOV 30 2019,” case codes 3348CNQ0317 and 3348CNQ0318, and individual bag time stamps from 17:00 through 18:59 hours
2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

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Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday, according to military officials. The two were killed "while conducting an operation," according to a statement from NATO's Resolute Support. There were no further details given about how they were killed or where the incident took place. The victims' names will not be released until 24 hours after their families have been notified, in accordance with Department of Defense policy. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images, FILE) A U.S. soldier watches Afghan Commandos take part in a combat training exercise at Shorab Military Camp in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2017. The deaths are the third and fourth by U.S. service members in Afghanistan this year. Sgt. Cameron Meddock, 26, was shot during a ...
DNA testing exonerates dead man in Florida womans murder 36 years later

DNA testing exonerates dead man in Florida womans murder 36 years later

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Prosecutors in Florida are asking for a dead man’s murder conviction to be vacated after DNA testing showed he was wrongly convicted. The Broward State Attorney’s Office filed a motion to exonerate Ronald Stewart for the murder of Regina Harrison, it said in a statement released on Thursday. Harrison was killed on May 2, 1983, just two days after her 20th birthday. Stewart, who had previously been sentenced to three concurrent 50-year prison terms for other crimes, including rape and burglary, pled no contest to the murder and was subsequently sentenced to 50 years in prison, according to court records. Stewart died while incarcerated on Sept. 11, 2008. Ten years later, the reinvestigation into Harrison's murder began when a written confession was handed over to law enforcement by
Start Here: Rosensteins letter offers clues on Muellers report, and Trumps tweet tweaks Mideast policy

Start Here: Rosensteins letter offers clues on Muellers report, and Trumps tweet tweaks Mideast policy

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It's Friday, March 22, 2019. Let's start here. Rosenstein's letter While awaiting the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, a letter written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offers clues on what not to expect: condemnation of President Donald Trump. In a 12-page letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley last June, Rosenstein said it was important for the Department of Justice to protect those who aren't prosecuted from being unfairly disparaged, taking issue with former FBI Director James Comey's public criticism of Hillary Clinton in 2016. "What I am told is, don't expect some kind of a damning portrayal to come from Robert Mueller from those who have not been indicted," ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl says on "Star...
Indiana teachers shot at by trainers during an active shooter drill

Indiana teachers shot at by trainers during an active shooter drill

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The "terrified" teachers were asked to go into a room, crouch down, and then were shot execution style. The episode wasn't an active shooter inside of a school, and the projectiles weren't bullets. But when the teachers were struck with air pellets during the school shooting drill at an Indiana elementary school in January, they were left bleeding and with bruises when it was over, said Dan Holub, the executive director of the Indiana State Teacher’s Association. “It doesn’t make sense to us at all,” Holub told ABC News Thursday. “I question the premise, but I think it was intended to simulate what you might experience in an active shooter situation,” he added, saying he didn’t know what the trainers were hoping to accomplish. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images) Participants barricad
Meghan McCain says shes emotionally exhausted having to address Trumps comments, doesnt expect decency from presidents family

Meghan McCain says shes emotionally exhausted having to address Trumps comments, doesnt expect decency from presidents family

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An "emotionally exhausted" Meghan McCain again defended her father against President Trump Thursday on "The View," saying she doesn't "expect decency" from his family. “I don’t like coming here every day and having to do this, as all of you know. It’s extremely emotionally exhausting,” she said at the top of the show. "I don't expect decency from the Trump family," she added. During an official White House event at a tank manufacturing plant in Ohio on Wednesday, Trump spent nearly five minutes bashing the late Sen. John McCain because he didn’t receive credit for his funeral arrangements. “I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve.” Trump said. “I don’t care about this. I didn’t get a thank you. That’s OK.” The crowd of Ohio tank facto
As threat passes, activists say Deer Park chemical fire brings attention to persistent issues

As threat passes, activists say Deer Park chemical fire brings attention to persistent issues

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A massive chemical fire south of Houston, Texas, triggered an emergency order for locals to shelter in place even after a dangerous chemical was detected in the air. Local officials and public health experts say most of the risk from the Deer Park fire has passed and that further testing didn't find elevated levels of the dangerous chemical after a release this morning. But activists say the nearly week-long incident brought attention to the risk to communities located near facilities in the U.S. that use dangerous chemicals on a daily basis. "We're all being completely violated in a way that we're really not talking about," Yvette Arellano, an activist with Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, or TEJAS, told ABC News earlier this week. She said TEJAS has been pushing ...
White House rejects House Democrats request for Trump-Putin communications

White House rejects House Democrats request for Trump-Putin communications

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The White House rejected a request from Congressional Democrats for a slew of documents related to President Donald Trump's phone calls and meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, in a letter sent Thursday to the chairmen of the House Oversight, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence Committees, said that Congress has demonstrated no legal or constitutional authority to gain access to the president's diplomatic communications. "The president must be free to engage in discussions with foreign leaders without fear that those communications will be disclosed and used as fodder for partisan political purpose," Cipollone wrote. "This is why, from the Nation's beginning, Presidents from all political parties have determined that the law does not requ...
Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty to mailing bombs targeting prominent Democrats

Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty to mailing bombs targeting prominent Democrats

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Cesar Sayoc, the man behind a campaign of letter bombs targeting prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, pleaded guilty to 65 counts in Manhattan federal court on Thursday. Federal prosecutors more than doubled the number of charges immediately prior to the plea hearing. Sayoc, of Aventura, Florida, was arrested in October after mass-mailing explosive devices to top Democrats, CNN and other prominent figures. (Geo Rodriguez/Reuters) A van with windows covered in pro-Trump and anti-Democrat stickers, which was taken into custody on Oct. 26, 2018, during an investigation into a series of parcel bombs, is seen in Hollywood, Fla. on April 6, 2018. Days after the first package was delivered, FBI investigators found a latent fingerprint from an envelope mailed ...

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