Woman dies in Allegheny County Jail

The woman was found unresponsive in her cell Tuesday. Efforts to revive her were unsuccessful.

The woman, whose name and age have not been released, was found at about 8:55 a.m., Warden Harper said in a release.

“Medical and correctional officers performed CPR until paramedics arrived and took over,” the release said. They were not able to save the woman, who was pronounced dead at 9:12 a.m.

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Wells Fargo admits it incorrectly foreclosed on 545 homeowners it should have helped

Wells Fargo acknowledged Tuesday that, due to a calculation error, it had improperly foreclosed on 545 distressed homeowners after they asked for help with their mortgages. Overall, 870 homeowners were denied help they qualified for — with more than half losing their homes afterward, Wells Fargo said. The acknowledgment is sure to increase pressure on the San Francisco-based bank, which has been struggling to repair its image after a series of missteps. It has already paid more than $1 billion in fines to various regulators for opening up sham accounts people didn’t want and improperly repossessing thousands of cars.

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Kavanaugh joins liberals in tough questions on execution plans for man with rare condition – The Washington Post

The Supreme Court spent a gruesome hour Tuesday debating a constitutional way to execute a Missouri man who has a rare medical condition, with the likely decider, new Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, joining the court’s liberals with tough questions for the state.

Modern and ancient execution methods — a firing squad, electrocution, hanging, lethal gas, being burned at the stake — all made appearances during the court’s sober assessment of ways to kill Russell Bucklew without violating the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

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4 Bodies Found After Apartment Buildings Collapse In Marseille, France : NPR

 

So far, the bodies of two men and two women have been found. Authorities believe there may be five to eight victims.

“The searchers have found some survival pockets so there is perhaps hope there may be people still alive,” French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said, according to The Guardian.

One of the buildings, 63 rue d’Aubagne, was condemned, but local officials could not rule out that squatters might have been living there.

People were living in the other building that collapsed, 65 rue d’Aubagne.

A woman who lived in one of the buildings said she stayed with her parents the night before the collapse because many of the doors in her building wouldn’t close. “It could have been me,” she said.

Source: 4 Bodies Found After Apartment Buildings Collapse In Marseille, France : NPR

Researchers want to use lasers to contact aliens and help bring them to Earth | Fox News

Scientists want to build a laser that could guide an extraterrestrial civilization and bring them to Earth.

A new research paper from an MIT graduate student suggests that humanity could theoretically build an infrared laser that could be both hot and bright enough to attract the attention of intelligent civilizations, if it was aimed at nearby exoplanets. James Clark, the study’s lead author, believes it would “certainly attract attention.”

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Live midterm election results 2018

Donald Trump faces a major test as voters in all 50 states go to the polls. The Democrats will be hoping to win enough seats to take the House of Representatives, and dreaming of a majority in the Senate.

The Democrats are on course to take the House of Representatives, but the Republicans retain control of the Senate, with several states in the west still to come in.

Source: Live midterm election results 2018