Cops: Men stopped on turnpike in Westmoreland County with $90K of meth | TribLIVE

Troopers stopped two Pittsburgh men Tuesday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Westmoreland County for making unsafe lane changes, then found a kilogram of suspected methamphetamine plus 6 ounces of marijuana inside their rental vehicle, according to state police.

Dana F. Brown Jr., 31, and Reza Romeo Keyhan, 35, were arraigned on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance before acting District Judge Mark Mansour of Hempfield. He set bond at $50,000 each.

Source: Cops: Men stopped on turnpike in Westmoreland County with $90K of meth | TribLIVE

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Witches plan multiple mass hexes of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Catland Books, an occult bookshop and community space in Brooklyn, has organized not one but two mass hexes on Kavanaugh. According to an Eventbrite page for the hex, the organizers say they plan to target the newly appointed justice as well as “all rapists and the patriarchy which emboldens, rewards and protects them.””We will be embracing witchcraft’s true roots as the magik of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised.”

Source: Witches plan multiple mass hexes of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Coroner rules deaths of man, woman, girl, 10 homicides

NEW CASTLE (AP) — A western Pennsylvania county coroner says a man, a woman and her 10-year-old daughter were all killed by gunshot wounds in a New Castle home.The Lawrence County coroner’s office ruled the deaths of 31-year-old Nichole Pumphrey, 10-year-old Amariah Emery and 31-year-old Lawrence Cannon all homicides. Officials said the woman was shot twice and the other victims were each shot once.

Source: Coroner rules deaths of man, woman, girl, 10 homicides

New details emerge in fatal shooting of North Carolina trooper

COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. — Details surrounding the fatal shooting of North Carolina Trooper Kevin K. Conner are coming into focus. Columbus County District Attorney Jon David said the shooting was captured on patrol car’s dashboard camera and a nearby security camera, WRAL reports Conner, an 11-year veteran with Troop B in District 5, was stopping a GMC pickup truck on a speeding violation at about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. 701 near Sellers Town Road in Columbus County.

Source: New details emerge in fatal shooting of North Carolina trooper

Jayme Closs disappearance: Missing Wisconsin teen was home when her parents were shot and killed – CNN

Jayme Closs was likely at her family’s Wisconsin home when her parents were shot dead, and she vanished moments later, investigators believe. The 13-year-old’s whereabouts and safety are still in question as a search for her enters a fourth day.

An Amber Alert was issued Monday for Jayme and several law enforcement agencies have joined the desperate search.

Source: Jayme Closs disappearance: Missing Wisconsin teen was home when her parents were shot and killed – CNN

Allegheny Co. Democratic Party Chair Resigns Over Facebook Postings « CBS Pittsburgh

The chair of the Allegheny County Democratic Party says he was forced to resign over two social media posts, one that he posted a year ago and one that his wife posted in July.

“I was asked by the chair of the Allegheny County Democratic Party to resign my position due to the controversy that was taking place on social media, and I did,” Salvas told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Wednesday. “It’s never easy when people you have never met accuse you of things and call you names, and you’ve never met them.”

Source: Allegheny Co. Democratic Party Chair Resigns Over Facebook Postings « CBS Pittsburgh

Powerball continues climb, Mega Millions jackpot soars to $900 million – ABC News

The Mega Millions and Powerball are now at more than $1.3 billion combined.The winning numbers for Powerball, a comparatively meager sum of just $345 million, were 3-57-64-68-69 and a Powerball of 15. One person in Florida won $2 million, while tickets in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Kentucky each were worth $1 million.

Source: Powerball continues climb, Mega Millions jackpot soars to $900 million – ABC News

Salmonella outbreak: Drug-resistant strain from chicken sickens nearly 100 – CNN

(CNN)At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistantsalmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients have been hospitalized, though no deaths have been reported.

The source of the raw chicken is unclear from lab tests, and no single common supplier has been identified. The strain has shown up in samples from a variety of raw chicken products including pet food, chicken pieces, ground pieces and whole chickens. The bacteria have also been found in live chickens. The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is monitoring the outbreak, and the CDC’s investigation is ongoing.

Source: Salmonella outbreak: Drug-resistant strain from chicken sickens nearly 100 – CNN

Trump proposes 5 percent budget cut for each Cabinet agency

WASHINGTON — On the heels of a new Treasury Department report showing a 17 percent rise in the annual federal budget deficit, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was asking his Cabinet to propose major belt-tightening.

“We’re going to be asking for a 5 percent cut from every secretary,” Trump told reporters, adding “if not more,” just before a Cabinet meeting when he actually sat down with his lieutenants a few minutes later.

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Trump launches process to quit 144-year-old postal treaty – BBC News

The US has announced plans to withdraw from a 144-year-old postal treaty, which the White House says lets China ship goods at unfairly low prices.

The United Nations treaty sets lower international rates for packages from certain countries, a move originally designed to support poorer nations.

But the US says the discounts put American businesses at a disadvantage.

Officials said they hope the notice of withdrawal will set the stage to agree a better deal.

“We’re looking for a fair system,” a senior administration official told reporters.

Source: Trump launches process to quit 144-year-old postal treaty – BBC News

Crimea college shooting kills at least 18

Russian officials now say a student opened fire at a vocational college in Crimea on Wednesday. At least 18 people are dead, including the gunman. Officials say the attack happened in the ancient city of Kerch in Crimea, a former Ukrainian territory occupied by Russia. Most of the victims reportedly are students. Roxana Saberi reports.