Violence breaks out in Hong Kong as protesters challenge bill allowing criminal suspects to be tried in mainland China

Hong Kong’s city legislature has postponed debating a controversial extradition bill after thousands of protesters blocked entry to the building Wednesday out concern the measure would allow Beijing to exert greater authority over the semiautonomous territory.

Source: Violence breaks out in Hong Kong as protesters challenge bill allowing criminal suspects to be tried in mainland China

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Fox Nation Star Tyrus Accused of Sexual Harassment by Co-Host Britt McHenry

Former pro-wrestler Tyrus was booted off his Fox Nation show after his co-host Britt McHenry filed a sexual-harassment complaint against him with Fox News management.

Last week, The Daily Beast reported that Tyrus was kicked off of Un-PC after an unspecified personal dispute with McHenry. Since then, multiple sources have confirmed to The Daily Beast that the dispute centered around McHenry’s contention that Tyrus had, on multiple occasions, sent her unwanted and unsolicited text messages with lewd, sexual comments.

Fox News brass was aware of the harassment complaint against one of its streaming service’s most high-profile hosts, these sources confirmed, but ultimately decided to move Tyrus, born George Murdoch, off Un-PC and onto his own new show called NUFFSAID.

Source: Fox Nation Star Tyrus Accused of Sexual Harassment by Co-Host Britt McHenry

Penn Hills arrest videos under review by local, state officials

The deputy mayor and police chief of Penn Hills are meeting with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office about an arrest that was captured on video during a traffic stop.

The arrest happened Thursday, when police in an unmarked car made a traffic stop and smelled marijuana from a vehicle driven by Rayquane Bowles-Wilds, according to a criminal complaint. Police said Bowles-Wilds did not listen to them when he was ordered to keep his hands on the car, and that he “aggressively resisted arrest” and fought with officers, according to the complaint.

One video, shot from afar, showed two drug task force officers arresting Bowles-Wilds. Another video showed several officers standing on the man while he was on the ground; a K-9 is in the back but is tough to see on the video.

On a third video, the K-9 can clearly be seen and appears to be on top of the suspect. Bowles-Wilds is heard yelling and saying, “OK, OK” as the police dog is on him, and from the left part of the video, an officer comes up and uses his shin to hit Bowles-Wilds in the head.

Source: Penn Hills arrest videos under review by local, state officials

LARIMER POLICE: 2 people shot in Larimer, lots of police in the area | WPXI

Two people are in serious condition after being shot in Larimer around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The incident happened in a parking lot behind the 400 block of Larimer Avenue.

Police said the man ended up going to a location on nearby Mayflower Street seeking help after he was shot.

“There were multiple calls for gunshot victims. when we got here we found a woman, and a male a couple blocks away with a gunshot wound to the face,” Pittsburgh Police Spokesman Chris Togneri said.


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Source: LARIMER POLICE: 2 people shot in Larimer, lots of police in the area | WPXI

Texas governor signs controversial ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ bill into law | Fox News

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed the so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law, a new provision that supporters say defends the fast-food restaurant and protects religious freedoms. Opponents have argued it discriminates against the LGBT community.

Abbott, a Republican, did not hold a public signing ceremony, but he had signaled his support through a tweet a few weeks ago, DallasNews.com reported.

Source: Texas governor signs controversial ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ bill into law | Fox News

Gov. Wolf wants municipalities to start paying for state police coverage | WJAC

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to start billing municipalities that rely solely on state police for local police coverage. Wolf made the call Tuesday at a press conference alongside legislators and the Pennsylvania State Police. “We all want safe communities,” Wolf said. “That means adequate police protection and structurally sound roads and bridges.

Source: Gov. Wolf wants municipalities to start paying for state police coverage | WJAC

Amazon Shutters Amazon Restaurants and Daily Dish Platforms

After four years, the tech company is shutting down Amazon Restaurants.

If this is the first you’re hearing of Amazon Restaurants, it’s also the last you’re hearing of it, because the otherwise highly successful company is shutting down its food-delivery site after four years.

GeekWire reports that the U.S. division of Amazon Restaurants, which allowed Prime users to order from nearby restaurants, as well as Amazon’s lunch-delivery site Daily Dish will both shutter on June 24. (The U.K. arm of Amazon Restaurants closed in November 2018.) According to the company, the few people from Amazon’s 650,000-strong workforce who focused on the sites have either been moved to other parts of the company or will be assisted in finding other jobs.

Amazon isn’t totally out of the food-delivery game. The company’s grocery-delivery platform, AmazonFresh, is still going strong, and earlier this year, Amazon poured millions of dollars into a funding round for U.K.-based food-delivery site Deliveroo, which operates throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Source: Amazon Shutters Amazon Restaurants and Daily Dish Platforms

Westmoreland court offices to close in observance of Flag Day | TribLIVE.com

Some Westmoreland County workers will get a three-day weekend as court offices will close Friday in observance of Flag Day.

The American flag was officially adopted in 1777 and Flag Day was deemed an official national holiday by Congress in 1949 after state and local celebrations in the decades prior, according to Military.com.

Source: Westmoreland court offices to close in observance of Flag Day | TribLIVE.com

In 1916, the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 became a nationally observed event by a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson. However, it was not designated as National Flag Day until August 3rd, 1949, when an Act of Congress designated June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

Today, Flag Day is celebrated with parades, essay contests, ceremonies, and picnics sponsored by veterans’ groups, schools, and groups like the National Flag Day foundation whose goal is to preserve the traditions, history, pride, and respect that are due the nation’s symbol, Old Glory.

New Book Reveals Secrets of the Kennedy Family | Inside Edition

Author J. Randy Taraborrelli wrote “The Kennedy Heirs” about past and present members of the dynasty.

Were John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette, having problems in their marriage a year before their tragic plane crash in July 1999?

According to the new book, “The Kennedy Heirs,” by J. Randy Taraborrelli, Bessette turned to an old friend for support when things got rough between her and Kennedy Jr.

Carolyn had what John, her husband, called an emotional affair,” the author told Inside Edition. “She began to confide in someone she had worked for at Calvin Klein.”

A late-night conversation between Bessette and her unidentified friend ended in a brief kiss, Taraborrelli said, an alleged indiscretion that she immediately confessed to her husband.

Source: New Book Reveals Secrets of the Kennedy Family | Inside Edition

Tractor-trailer catches fire at New Stanton Service Plaza on the turnpike

A tractor-trailer fire shut down part of the New Stanton Service Plaza on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early Tuesday morning.

The fire happened at the service plaza and there were no reports of injuries.

No reports of any injuries

Source: Tractor-trailer catches fire at New Stanton Service Plaza on the turnpike