FBI Seized Hard Drives From Dem IT Aide | The Daily Caller

‘There’s no way they could get this far without help’FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation.

Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, an individual whom FBI investigators interviewed in the case told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

Source: FBI Seized Hard Drives From Dem IT Aide | The Daily Caller

State Senate again will try to fund Pennsylvania’s budget | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The full Pennsylvania Senate is scheduled to return to the Capitol Wednesday for a two-day stay, and it could begin voting on bills to raise new revenue for the state’s cash-strapped coffers through a mix of borrowing and new taxes.

That was the plan being discussed among budget negotiators before talks were upended last week, when the House’s top Republican tried — and failed — to push an alternative proposal at the 11th hour.

If the Republican-controlled Senate goes through with votes this week, it would set the stage for a political showdown — not with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, but with party colleagues who hold a commanding majority in the House.

Source: State Senate again will try to fund Pennsylvania’s budget | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How does Pennsylvania feel about President Donald Trump? Slightly above average, so far

Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has an approval rating of at least 50 percent in 17 states — including a whopping 60 percent in West Virginia.

In 17 other states, Trump’s approval rating for the year so far is below 40 percent.

And in the other 16 states, his ratings through the first six months of 2017 are between 40 percent and 49 percent.

That last group of states includes Pennsylvania, where Trump has 43 percent approval — slightly above his overall national average of 40 percent.

The numbers, released Monday, are based on Gallup Daily tracking from Jan. 20 through June 30. (CLICK TO SEE THE FULL GALLUP POLL)

Source: How does Pennsylvania feel about President Donald Trump? Slightly above average, so far

PennDOT Paperwork Error Sends Woman’s Car To Pound « CBS Pittsburgh

 

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh woman had her car towed and immediately called Get Marty.

“It’s ridiculous. The police got behind me with lights. They pull me over. They tell me PennDOT has my plates as being suspended,” said Andrea Irvin.

 When Pittsburgh Police pulled her over and ran her plates, PennDOT said her license plate was “suspended due to lapse of insurance.”

She had to find her own way home.

Turns out, Irvin has had car insurance and registration issues in the past.

But a letter from PennDOT indicates she paid a $500 “civil penalty” and provided “proof of insurance.” All of that happened nearly five months ago.

Source: PennDOT Paperwork Error Sends Woman’s Car To Pound « CBS Pittsburgh

France fires: Thousands evacuated as blazes hit Riviera – CNN.com

Parts of the French Riviera were evacuated late Tuesday and into Wednesday as forest fires burned swathes of land and threatened thousands of people, according to local police.

More than 10,000 residents and tourists were moved after a forest fire started near the coastal commune of Bormes-les-Mimosas, around 40 km (nearly 25 miles) from Toulon, one of the country’s southernmost towns.

Source: France fires: Thousands evacuated as blazes hit Riviera – CNN.com

Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military – The Washington Post

Source: Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military – The Washington Post

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”

After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow……

….Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming…..

….victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you

Agricultural fairs showcase Western Pa.’s heritage | TribLIVE

The Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs theme “Country Scenes, Blue Ribbon Dreams” reflects the timeless mid-summer tradition of funnel cakes, rides, exhibits, livestock and tractor pulls that showcase the agriculture, heritage, culture and community of Pennsylvania. Why not celebrate and head out to one of the many community and county fairs.

Source: Agricultural fairs showcase Western Pa.’s heritage | TribLIVE

Sperm concentration has declined 50 percent in 40 years in three continents

Men in Europe, North America and Australia have had dramatic declines in sperm quality, according to a meta-analysis of 185 studies.

The research — the largest and most comprehensive look at the topic, involving data from 185 studies and 42,000 men around the world between 1973 and 2011 — appears to confirm fears that male reproductive health may be declining.

Source: Sperm concentration has declined 50 percent in 40 years in three continents