Kamala Harris is ending her presidential campaign after months of failing to lift her candidacy from the bottom of the field — a premature departure for a California senator once heralded as a top-tier contender for the nomination.
Harris told aides of her intentions in an all-staff call on Tuesday, and a person familiar with the conversation said she sounded distraught. While Harris had qualified for the December debate in her home state later this month, she was running dangerously low on cash — lacking the resources to air TV ads in Iowa — and her staff was gripped by long-running internal turmoil.
MCMURRAY (KDKA) — Multiple fire companies respond for hours Monday night in Peters Township.
The fire broke out in a home at the end of a secluded road where an elderly couple lived.
When firefighters arrived the wife was out of the home but her husband was not able to make it out.
Firefighters had to go in to rescue him. The first time they tried to reach him, the smoke was heavy and they had to wait for a pumper truck to arrive.
“And they had said that there was entrapment inside the house,” said Chief Michael McLaughlin, of the Peters Township Fire Department.
A neighbor called 911 shortly before 5:30 p.m. after seeing smoke coming from the home at the end of the street on Clara Lane.
Neighbors told fire crews that an elderly couple lived at the end of the cul-de-sac. The wife had made it out, but her husband was still inside.
“We stretched the line into the house and we were able to stretch the line and continue our search, they found a victim at that time, inside of the house,” Chief McLaughlin said.
(Reuters) – An armed student confronted a police officer and both were wounded on Tuesday in the second high school shooting in Wisconsin in two days, both of which prompted lockdowns.
Gunfire rang out at Oshkosh West High School, about 85 miles (137 km) north of Milwaukee, wounding the student and the school resource officer, both of whom were rushed to the hospital, Oshkosh Police Department said on Facebook. About 1,700 students are enrolled at the school.
A day earlier a 17-year-old student was shot and wounded inside Waukesha South High School, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Milwaukee, by a police officer after bringing a handgun into the building and failing to comply with orders to surrender the weapon. Police said the student pulled out a handgun and did not respond to the school resource officer’s insistence that he give it up.
- Cold weather has damaged potato yields in North America, which is now threatening the availability of french fries in the US, Bloomberg reported Monday.
- In some places, harvests were lost altogether, Bloomberg said, while frosts also stunted the growth of the long potatoes that are preferable for making french fries.
- The US Department of Agriculture said on November 8 that potato production for the 2019 crop year was forecast at 22.4 million tons, down 6% from the prior year.
- “French-fry demand has just been outstanding lately, and so supplies can’t meet the demand,” Travis Blacker, the industry-relations director with the Idaho Potato Commission, told Bloomberg.
- Cold weather from September to November affected potato yields in Alberta, Idaho, Manitoba, North Dakota, and Minnesota.
Four Republican state lawmakers representing Westmoreland County residents announced on Monday their joint candidacy for their respective seats.
State Reps. George Dunbar, Eric Nelson and Mike Reese and state Sen. Kim Ward are seeking re-election
A customer at a GetGo in Carnegie won $800,000 on Saturday after purchasing a jackpot-winning lottery ticket.
The Pennsylvania Lottery reported that someone purchased a Cash 5 ticket at the gas station that matched all five of the winning numbers 05-07-15-24-26.
The odds of matching five out of five numbers is about one in a million, according to the lottery.
The GetGo that sold the winning ticket will earn a $5,000 bonus.
The identity of the ticket holder won’t be known until the ticket is redeemed. Christy Hooub, a GetGo employee who was working the day the ticket was sold, said the store doesn’t have any ideas as to who the winner might be. Hooub said it is really exciting to have sold the winning numbers.
- Donald Trump makes third official trip to UK during his time at the White House, tweeting a take-off video
- He will be hosted at Buckingham Palace for a royal reception just ten days before the UK General Election
- No official meeting has yet been organised between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the President
- The former president was admitted to a south Georgia hospital over the weekend
- ‘He is feeling better and looks forward to returning home soon’ a spokesman said
- America’s oldest living president has overcome several health challenges of late
- He was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta last Wednesday after recovering from surgery to relieve bleeding on the brain from a series of falls
New York (CNN Business)Another week, another box office record broken by Disney.“Frozen 2,” the studio’s sequel to the 2013 animated phenomenon, set the record for the highest-grossing weekend in Thanksgiving history. It made $123.7 million domestically over the five day holiday weekend, breaking the record held by “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which made $109 million in 2013.The film, which continues the adventures of Princess Anna, Queen Elsa and Olaf the snowman, has made $738.6 million globally in just 12 days.The animated movie broke records when it opened last weekend, pulling in $130 million domestically. That was the highest-grossing debut for Walt Disney Animation Studios. The sequel also set the record for the biggest global opening for an animated film ever, making $358 million worldwide.
The small, single-engine plane was leaving Sugar Land and headed to Boerne, Texas, when it developed engine trouble, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood told CNN affiliate KSAT-TV.The pilot wanted to make an emergency landing at San Antonio International Airport, Hood said, but ended up crashing into the street.
Fire Chief Charles Hood said the twin-engine plane crashed in a commercial and industrial area killing all three people on board. Hood says the plane had taken off in Sugar Land and was on its way to Boerne when they developed engine problems. The pilot notified the San Antonio International Airport that they were going to divert to the airport to make an emergency landing, but they weren’t able to make it to the airport before crashing.
When firefighters arrived on the scene they found the wreckage beside a street. No one on the ground was hurt. Firefighters have blocked off a wide area around the 600 block of Rhapsody recovering any debris that might have fallen off the plane during the approach and crash. Hood says “as tragic as it is, it could have been much worse” had the plane come down on busy Highway 281 nearby or into a business or apartment complex.
Guns: when and how to regulate them. It’s one of the biggest issues across the country. But the U.S. Supreme Court has rarely weighed in on the issue. In modern times, it has ruled decisively just twice. Now it’s on the brink of doing so again.
With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, there now are five conservative justices who may be willing to shut down many attempts at regulation, just as the NRA’s lock on state legislatures may be waning.
CARNEGIE, Pa. (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police are investigating a shooting that occurred after an underage house party in Carnegie overnight.
Investigators said it happened on Ross Avenue around midnight.
The victim and others allegedly walked to Carnegie Elementary School’s football field after learning police were on their way to the house. They were then confronted by three black men.
An altercation followed, and the 21-year-old victim was shot in the back and arm.
The motive is still unknown at this time, and there are no suspects so far.
Police are asking anyone who has information about the shooting to call 911.
A PennDOT spokesman said inspectors “found no structural issues” with the Smithfield Street Bridge after it was struck by a barge late Sunday night.
A barge struck shortly before midnight near the center of the bridge.
PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said inspectors finished their work by 2 a.m. The bridge was reopened shortly after.
According to the Allegheny County Twitter account, there were no injuries or obvious damage reported.
The Smithfield Street Bridge connects Station Square to Downtown and is used by Port Authority buses as well as vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Four police officers were among nearly two dozen people killed after security forces engaged in an hour-long gunbattle with suspected cartel members Saturday in a Mexican town near the U.S. border, days after President Trump said he was moving to designate Mexican drug cartels as terror organizations.
Coahuila state Gov. Miguel Angel Riquelme told local media that four of the dead were police officers killed in the initial confrontation and that several municipal workers were missing. On Sunday, the Coahuila state government said that security forces killed seven additional members of the gang, bringing the death toll to at least 21.
‘The armed group of suspected cartel members stormed the town of 3,000 residents in a convoy of trucks, attacking local government offices and prompting state and federal forces to intervene. Ten alleged members of the Cartel of the Northeast were initially killed in the response.
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At least 10 people were wounded Sunday in an early-morning shooting in New Orleans’ French Quarter, officials said.
The shooting unfolded around 3:21 a.m., when officers with the New Orleans Police Department heard gunfire. When they arrived at the scene, the 700 block of Canal Street, they “discovered multiple individuals had been struck by gunfire.”
Nearly a dozen people were shot — two of whom were in critical condition, authorities said in a news release. All 10 were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.
Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson told The New Orleans Advocate/The Times-Picayune that a person of interest has been detained, but according to the department’s news release, no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to contact the police department’s Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.
No one was harmed by the fire. The fire happened at 46 Sygan Road at a two-story house.