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Conductor to be charged with causing 'catastrophe' in deadly Amtrak crash

The man who was driving Amtrak train No. 188 when it flew off the rails in Philadelphia two years ago killing eight people and injuring 200 is now facing criminal charges , the Pennsylvania attorney general announced today. The report said Mr Bostian was distracted by radio communications about another train driver whose train had been hit by an object. This portion of track was not equipped with positive train control or even a less technologically-advanced piece of equipment that ... Read More »

Dem: GOP 'looking for a unicorn' on ObamaCare repeal deal


I'm proud to support President Trump and our collective efforts to fix the healthcare system for the American people. While Republicans can finally say they repealed Obamacare and make political hay of controlling some of the costs of health care, they can't say they addressed some of the underlying problems that drive costs. Read More »

Parents demonstrate at school where 8-year-old was bullied


Following the terrible incident, the school claimed they had followed protocol in a statement, and the police closed the investigation saying the school could best handle the case. When Reynolds asked him what happened at school the day he was knocked unconscious, he said he didn't know, her attorneys said. Eight-year-old Taye, a Carson School student whom Reynolds described as "a shining light to everyone who knew and loved him", hanged himself January 26 after what his family and their ... Read More »

Police searching for suspect in paramedic shooting


Authorities said a Dallas paramedic has been shot while responding to a shooting call. Authorities are scouring a Dallas neighborhood for a suspect after a paramedic and a civilian were shot. "We believe ... as a result of those actions that paramedic's life was saved", Pughes said. Chief Pughes said an officer took the paramedic to the hospital in his squad auto. Read More »

'Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey'

The letter is signed by attorneys general from the following states: Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Delaware, Minnesota and Washington, D.C. Read More »

Woman repeatedly rammed into tree, killed in Morgan Park

According to police, an 18-year-old woman and a 24-year-old woman got into an argument, likely over a personal relationship. She was later arrested by police and charges are pending. The Chicago Tribune reports a damaged Jeep Liberty with wood chunks in its smashed bumper was found about a half mile from the scene. The entire front of the silver vehicle was crumpled up and concave. Read More »

Trump's New 'Voter Fraud Panel' Headed By Leading Nativist

Kobach has headed a campaign to require that voters show proof of citizenship when registering, something voting rights groups have fought in court, claiming that it's discriminatory and unnecessary. The commission will also study concerns about voter suppression, as well as other voting irregularities. At least three additional secretaries of state are expected to be involved, Bill Gardner of New Hampshire, Connie Lawson of IN and Matthew Dunlap of Maine. Read More »

Trump's Claim of FBI 'Turmoil'

President Trump took to Twitter today to warn former FBI Director James Comey that he "better hope" there are no "tapes" of their conversations "before he starts leaking to the press". The New York Times reported on Friday that Comey had resisted a request from Trump that he pledge loyalty to the president. Spicer was asked if Trump recorded the conversations and if there is recording equipment in the White House. Read More »

Republican who revived health bill faces onslaught of anger


The Republican lawmaker Tom MacArthur has not had the easiest week. "How's it ever going to get finished if you keep firing the people who are investigating it?" asked another constituent. Throughout the night, MacArthur tried to assure voters that his bill offered adequate protections for people with pre-existing conditions, but constituents struggled to accept his answers. Read More »

Comey told him three times he wasn't under investigation


He's a grandstander". Me personally. I'm not talking about campaigns or anything else. "It hasn't recovered from that". "It's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won.' And the reason they should have won it is the electoral college is nearly impossible for a Republican to win". Read More »

Engineer in deadly 2015 Amtrak crash charged with manslaughter

Judge Marsha Neifield ordered prosecutors to charge Brandon Bostian with involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment after meeting with lawyers for the families of some of the deceased. In a statement , Cameron Kline , a spokesman for the district attorney's office, said the matter has been referred to the Pennsylvania attorney general's office to "avoid the potential for any apparent conflict of interest". Read More »

8 things that actually happened after Donald Trump fired James Comey

Trump told Fox News he did not ask Comey to pledge loyalty and only wants him to be honest. But current and former Federal Bureau of Investigation officials told NBC News late Thursday that it was Trump, not Comey, who requested the dinner , and that in any event Comey would never divulge whether the president was being investigated. Read More »

Tuesday's Lead Letter: GOP health care bill is bad on several levels


I'm proud to support President Trump and our collective efforts to fix the healthcare system for the American people. "And I'm convinced that we're going to take the time to do it right". "For thousands of families in our state this is literally a fight to stay alive". Priebus was on " Fox News Sunday ". She first thought it was a cold, but it turned out to be life-altering. Read More »

Jeff Sessions Pushes For Harsher Punishments For Non-Violent Drug Offenders


All in all, it's safe to say Sessions' memo directing a renewed pursuit of mandatory sentences introduces a awful new policy. Johnson and Harvey said federal prosecutors should be focused on large-scale drug trafficking organizations and cartels, and they said they see signs that the Justice Department under Sessions would aggressively pursue those cases. Read More »

United States ex-officer pleads guilty for killing black motorist


With his family and Scott's family present, Slager pleaded guilty in US District Court in Charleston to a federal charge of deprivation of rights under the color of law. Scott was in the process of buying a used Mercedes Benz from his neighbor and did not have insurance or registration in his name for the vehicle. He ran from his vehicle and was shot at eight times . Read More »

Trump says he may choose a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by Friday

Senate Minority Whip Dick DurbinDick DurbinDeputy AG sees no need for special prosecutor on Russian Federation: report Feinstein calls for deputy AG to name special prosecutor or resign Deputy attorney general to brief Senate next week after Comey firing MORE (D-Ill.) said Friday that Rosenstein must either name a special prosecutor or resign. Read More »

Chicago Police say 2 officers shot and wounded


They were taken to a local hospital and are both expected to make a complete recovery, he said . One of the officers was released from the hospital Wednesday morning, according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. They say officers are now allowed to carry the semi-automatic long guns if trained and certified, but there aren't enough instructors. Per department policy, the officers involved in the shooting will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days. Read More »

20 attorneys general call for independent probe into Russia

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) explains why some of her colleagues believe FBI Director James Comey's firing will lead to a constitutional crisis. Trump said in that interview that he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he made a decision to fire Comey, who had been overseeing the bureau's investigation. Read More »

Sister of accused killer in Arkansas says he's mentally ill

Authorities have identified the two people who were killed along with a sheriff's deputy in rural Arkansas before the suspect was captured. She is said to be safe and unharmed. Other family members indicated that they assisted police in the negotiations and helped convince Bowden to surrender. "He was on three different psychotic drugs". Read More »

Bill Shine's Replacement At Fox News Helped Create The Company's Toxic Culture


Though Hannity teasingly suggested on his show that he might have something to say about Monday's changes, in the end he did not address Shine's exit. And Jay Wallace was promoted to president for news at the channel, from executive vice president. But if Shine was ultimately undone by the suggestions that he was too associated with the old guard and its alleged misdeeds, then Scott may too find issues ahead. Read More »