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Rogue hot air balloon at Missouri festival leaves 1 injured | Fox News

At least one person was hurt after an out-of-control hot air balloon ripped through a crowded festival in Missouri on Saturday after organizers said an “experienced balloonist” grazed a tree.

Video taken of the incident at the Hannibal Bicentennial Celebration in Hannibal, a city roughly 120 miles northwest of St. Louis, shows a crowd of people watching as a green and black hot air balloon in the air heads toward them.

A young girl was knocked down during the landing incident, the committee overseeing the celebration told Fox News on Sunday.

Source: Rogue hot air balloon at Missouri festival leaves 1 injured | Fox News

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Century III to be demolished 

The condemned Century III mall property is to be demolished and rebuilt to better serve the area. It will made into a mixed use site.

Source: https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/century-iii-mall-will-be-demolished-redeveloped-into-mixed-use-site/

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Daimler to recall 60,000 Mercedes diesels in Germany over emissions – Reuters

 

 

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Daimler must recall 60,000 Mercedes diesel cars in Germany after regulators found that they were fitted with software aimed at distorting emissions tests, the Transportation Ministry said on Saturday.

The model affected is the Mercedes-Benz GLK 220 produced between 2012 and 2015.

Source: Daimler to recall 60,000 Mercedes diesels in Germany over emissions – Reuters

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Ambridge Firefighters Battle Two Alarm Fire – CBS Pittsburgh

A family of three saw their Maplewood Avenue home go up in flames on Friday evening.

Source: Ambridge Firefighters Battle Two Alarm Fire – CBS Pittsburgh

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9 dead in aircraft crash at Dillingham Airfield, officials say

Nine people are dead after a sky dive tour twin engine aircraft crashed in a fiery heap at Dillingham Airfield, Hawaii Department of Transportation officials said tonight.

Some 14 units and 39 personnel were dispatched to Dillingham at 6:24 p.m. and the fire was under control 20 minutes later, fire Capt. Kevin Mokulehua said.

The department’s Air 1 helicopter was also conducting an aerial search of the area to look for debris or any other evidence.

Neves said the debris field was relatively small — about 50 feet by 50 feet.

Source: 9 dead in aircraft crash at Dillingham Airfield, officials say

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7 Dead After Pickup Truck Collides With Motorcycle Riders in N.H. : NPR

State police said a Dodge pickup truck hit the group of motorcycles around 6:30 p.m. Friday along U.S. 2 in Randolph.

Authorities are still investigating what caused the deadly collision. Police have not released the names of the victims or the pickup driver, who witnesses said survived the incident.

“It’s tragic,” New Hampshire State Police Capt. Chris Vetter told reporters Friday night. “Our concern right now is with the victims, the victims’ families and anybody else who was adversely affected by this accident,” he said.

Source: 7 Dead After Pickup Truck Collides With Motorcycle Riders in N.H. : NPR

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Report: High levels of arsenic found in bottled water sold at Whole Foods, Target and Walmart | FOX59

OAKLAND, Calif. – Independent lab tests found high levels of the toxic metal arsenic in two brands of bottled water sold at grocery and big box stores, according to the Center for Environmental Health.

The two brands are Peñafiel and Starkey Spring Water, according to the report. Target and Walmart sell Peñafiel, and Starkey is owned by Whole Foods.

On Friday, Keurig Dr. Pepper announced the voluntary recall of Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water “due to the presence of violative levels of arsenic.”

Source: Report: High levels of arsenic found in bottled water sold at Whole Foods, Target and Walmart | FOX59

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Power restored in Ellwood City – News – Ellwood City Ledger – Ellwood City, PA

ELLWOOD CITY — Power has been restored to a large section of the borough that lost electricity early Friday.

Mark Linville, supervisor of the Ellwood City Electric Department, said a circuit tripped, knocking out power to customers in the Ewing Park area and south side of the community. Power to most was returned within 45 to 90 minutes, he said Friday.

“Everyone is back now,” Linville said.

Hundreds affected by power outage in SE Lubbock

He said they are not entirely certain what caused the circuit trip, but believe it could be connected to a problem reported at Lincoln High School on Crescent Avenue, which still was without power at 11 a.m. as crews worked on its situation. Inmetco, which is not served by the municipal power company but shares a Penn Power line, also reported an outage. The Ellwood City Medical Center did not lose power because it is on a separate grid, Linville said.

Source: Power restored in Ellwood City – News – Ellwood City Ledger – Ellwood City, PA

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Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail – YouTube

 

China has the world’s fastest and largest high-speed rail network — more than 19,000 miles, the vast majority of which was built in the past decade. Japan’s bullet trains can reach nearly 200 miles per hour and date to the 1960s. They have moved more than 9 billion people without a single passenger causality. casualty France began service of the high-speed TGV train in 1981 and the rest of Europe quickly followed. But the U.S. has no true high-speed trains, aside from sections of Amtrak’s Acela line in the Northeast Corridor. The Acela can reach 150 mph for only 34 miles of its 457-mile span. Its average speed between New York and Boston is about 65 mph. California’s high-speed rail system is under construction, but whether it will ever get completed as intended is uncertain. Watch the video to see why the U.S. continues to fail with high-speed trains, and some companies that are trying to fix that. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC » Subscribe to CNBC TV: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCtelevision » Subscribe to CNBC Classic: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCclassic

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Conviction Of Mississippi Man On Death Row For 22 Years : NPR

The Supreme Court has struck down the conviction of an African American death-row inmate who was prosecuted six times for the same crime and by the same prosecutor, a man with a history of racial bias in jury selection.

Writing for the court’s 7-2 majority, Justice Brett Kavanaugh said, “The numbers speak loudly. Over the course of the first four trials, there were 36 black prospective jurors against whom the State could have exercised a peremptory strike. The State tried to strike all 36.”

Curtis Flowers has spent 22 years on death row in Mississippi. In his cases, the same prosecutor struck 41 of 42 black jurors.

Source: Supreme Court Strikes Down Conviction Of Mississippi Man On Death Row For 22 Yea : NPR

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Hello, Summer! Today’s Solstice Marks Season’s Beginning | Space

Summer will officially arrive in the Northern Hemisphere today (June 21), marking the longest day, the shortest night and the beginning of summer.

The June solstice will occur at 11:54 a.m. EDT (1554 GMT), as the sun reaches the point at which it is farthest north of the celestial equator. To be more precise, when the solstice occurs, the sun will appear to shine directly overhead for a viewer stationed on the Tropic of Cancer (latitude 23.5 degrees north) in the western Atlantic Ocean, roughly 600 miles (965 kilometers) to the northwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

From midnorthern latitudes, we can never see the sun directly overhead, but the same principle holds. For example, as seen from Philadelphia at 1:02 p.m. EDT on solstice day, the sun will attain its highest point in the sky for this entire year, standing 74 degrees above the southern horizon.

To gauge how high that is, your clenched fist held at arm’s length measures roughly 10 degrees, so from the City of Brotherly Love, the sun will appear to climb more than “seven fists” above the southern horizon. And since the sun will appear to describe such a high arc across the sky, daylight will be at its longest extreme, lasting 15 hours and 1 minute.

Related: The Brightest Visible Planets in June’s Night Sky: How to See Them (and When)

Source: Hello, Summer! Today’s Solstice Marks Season’s Beginning | Space

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Massive explosion at refinery in Philadelphia: reports | Fox News

A massive fireball lit up the night sky in South Philadelphia early Friday in what was apparently an explosion at a local refinery. Early reports gave the location as 31st Street and Passyunk Avenue, not far from the city’s sports complex.

WATCH LIVE: Explosion at Sunoco Refinery in Pennsylvania

Officials in Philadelphia confirmed that the early morning fire started at the 150-year-old Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex.

Shortly after 5 a.m. Friday, Philadelphia’s FOX 29 reported that the fire had been contained with no reports of injuries or evacuations.

Reports of the fire began spreading on social media shortly after 4 a.m. Friday.

Source: Massive explosion at refinery in Philadelphia: reports | Fox News

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Reports: Trump approved military strikes on Iran, canceled after plan was underway

A U.S. official, who was not authorized to discuss the operation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the targets would have included radars and missile batteries.

Source: Reports: Trump approved military strikes on Iran, canceled after plan was underway

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John Rich performs ‘Shut Up About Politics’ on ‘The Five’ – YouTube

 

Country star John Rich and ‘The Five’ co-host Greg Gutfeld co-wrote the new song; all proceeds from ‘Shut Up About Politics’ will be donated to Folds of Honor — visit facebook.com/thefivefnc for details.

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Sacramento cop fatally shot by gunman in ambush, suspect surrenders after 8-hour standoff: report | Fox News

A police officer in Sacramento, Calif., was badly injured in a shooting Wednesday evening while responding to a domestic violence call and local reports indicate she was the victim of an ambush.

Source: Sacramento cop fatally shot by gunman in ambush, suspect surrenders after 8-hour standoff: report | Fox News

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Top members of Congress huddle with Trump on Iran – CBS News

President Trump met with top members of the House and Senate at the White House Thursday, after Iran shot down a U.S. drone flying over what the U.S. says was international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz. Iran claims the drone was in its airspace.

A source in the meeting tells CBS News “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan the meeting was a positive one, without arguments. Mr. Trump, the source said, went around the room and gathered input, although he did not run through options. No one objected to the premise of a U.S. response, but that had many possible permutations, according to the source.

Source: Top members of Congress huddle with Trump on Iran – CBS News

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‘You can’t leave to go anywhere’: Allentown residents react to nightclub shooting that left 10 wounded – lehighvalleylive.com

The shooting happened before 2 a.m. Thursday outside Deja Vu nightclub on Hamilton Street.

Ten people were injured in a shooting early Thursday outside a lounge in the eastern Pennsylvania city of Allentown, and police are looking for what they believe are several shooters, authorities said.
 
Several people — likely three — opened fire just before 2 a.m. outside the Déjà Vu nightclub, Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin and Allentown Police Chief Tony Alsleben said in a joint statement.
“This does not appear to be an indiscriminate shooting; it appears that at least one individual was a target,” the joint statement reads, without saying who the target was.

Source: ‘You can’t leave to go anywhere’: Allentown residents react to nightclub shooting that left 10 wounded – lehighvalleylive.com

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Philly reassigns 72 cops over ‘sick’ Facebook posts

Seventy-two police officers in Philadelphia have been placed on desk duty as department officials investigate racist, offensive or violent Facebook posts

Police Commissioner Richard Ross said Wednesday that he expects several dozen officers to be disciplined and some to lose their jobs after a team of researchers compiled a database of troubling public posts on the social media platform purportedly written by cops in eight jurisdictions nationwide.

“We are equally disgusted by many of the posts that you saw, and that in many cases the rest of the nation saw,” Ross told reporters, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “We are in a position to know better.”

Source: Philly reassigns 72 cops over ‘sick’ Facebook posts

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Live: House Judiciary holds hearing on ‘Lessons from the Mueller report’ | Part 2 – YouTube

Happening now: House Judiciary Committee holds hearing on “Lessons from the Mueller Report, Part II: Bipartisan Perspectives.” Center for a New American Security sr fellow Carrie Cordero, Univ of CA, Irvine School of Law prof Richard Hasen, Brookings Institution Global Democracy & Emerging Tech dir Alina Polyakova, and Univ of VA School of Law prof Saikrishna Prakash testify.

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Watch live: House holds hearing on military deployment to U.S.-Mexico border

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