Trump declares victory

President Donald Trump offered outward optimism Wednesday at his party’s electoral successes.

Source: Defiant Trump declares victory, battles press in wake of midterms – CNNPolitics

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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.

Source: Woman dies in Allegheny County Jail

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.

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

Midterm elections 2018: stock market rises

U.S. stocks opened sharply higher Wednesday after the midterm elections resulted in a divided Congress.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up more than 200 points in early trading. U.S bond prices also rose, pushing yields lower. Stocks in Europe were also trading higher. Shares closed mix in Asia in muted trading.

Source: Midterm elections 2018: stock market rises

Trump must reckon with new realities in wake of the election

After nearly four years of improbable political momentum, President Donald Trump demonstrated Tuesday his brand of race-baiting and fear-mongering politics — which inflamed his base voters but scorched the rest — can still win some elections.

Source: Trump must reckon with new realities in wake of the election

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.

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

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.”

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

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

Ted Cruz wins reelection over Beto O’Rourke – POLITICO

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz locked in a second term Tuesday by defeating Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, seeing off Democrats’ most aggressive attempt in decades to win a statewide office in Texas.

Cruz had 51 percent of the vote to 49 percent for O’Rourke when three networks called the race with less than a quarter of the precincts reporting.

The battle was one of the most expensive in the country.

Source: Ted Cruz wins reelection over Beto O’Rourke – POLITICO

With 58 per cent votes in, Pa. governor Tom Wolf easily wins 2nd term in 2018 midterm election

UPDATE 10:15 p.m.: Scott Wagner has conceded the race for governor. 

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf cruised to re-election Tuesday on a wave that many of his supporters said had as much to do with President Donald Trump as it did with his actual opponent, Scott Wagner.

At 10 p.m., with 6,541 out of 9,160 districts reporting, Wolf had 1,551,766 votes — or 58.70 percent. Wagner had 1,051,363 votes (39.77 percent), according to unofficial election results from the Pennsylvania Department of State.

Source: Pa. governor Tom Wolf easily wins 2nd term in 2018 midterm election

THIEF TAKES WASHER, DRYER MONEY FROM HEMPFIELD APARTMENTS | 107.1 FM WHJB | Classic Hits 107.1 FM WHJB | Greensburg, PA

State Police in Greensburg are investigating thefts that happened at the Hempfield Highlands Apartments.

Police say that an unknown suspect drilled the locks out of the change box for several washers and dryers in seven buildings of the apartment complex and took the change for themselves. No word on how much money was stolen.

If you have any information on the theft, call State Police at 724-832-3288.

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