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Nearly 60 inmates hurt in prison riot at Soledad Correctional – Los Angeles Times

A riot at a California prison Wednesday morning injured nearly 60 people and sent eight of them to the hospital, authorities said.

Around 200 inmates began fighting at a medium-custody recreation yard at the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, about 140 miles southeast of San Francisco, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.

Guards used rifle warning shots, tear gas and non-lethal weapons to quickly break up the fighting but only one group of inmates complied with orders to lie on the ground, the release said.

Source: Nearly 60 inmates hurt in prison riot at Soledad Correctional – Los Angeles Times

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Philadelphia shooting: Pennsylvania officials demand action on guns after violent shootout – CBS News

Maurice Hill, 36, is expected to face multiple charges, including attempted murder and aggravated assault

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said during a press conference that lawmakers need to figure out ways to remove guns from people like the suspected gunman in Wednesday’s standoff. He said he plans to announce executive actions on Friday morning in Harrisburg.

Source: Philadelphia shooting: Pennsylvania officials demand action on guns after violent shootout – live updates – CBS News

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Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his family escape plane crash in Tennessee without serious injuries: Sheriff – ABC News

Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife and child escaped a plane crash in Tennessee without serious injuries on Thursday, said Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford.

The Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, about 65 miles north of Asheville, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Source: Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his family escape plane crash in Tennessee without serious injuries: Sheriff – ABC News

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R. Kelly a no-show for hearing on Cook County sex abuse charges – Chicago Sun-Times

R&B singer “refused transport” from federal lockup to Leighton Criminal Court building for the first hearing since he was indicted in federal courts in Chicago and New York.

Source: R. Kelly a no-show for hearing on Cook County sex abuse charges – Chicago Sun-Times

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‘Toy Story 4’ Crosses $1 Billion at Global Box Office – Variety

Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” has crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office.

The animated fourquel hit $1.001 billion in worldwide ticket sales on Thursday, becoming the fourth Pixar movie ever and fifth Disney movie this year to join the elusive billion-dollar club.

Disney is now the first studio to have five films gross over $1 billion in a single year. In 2019 alone, “Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain Marvel,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King” and now “Toy Story 4” have soared past 10-figures.

Disney beat its own record, previously set in 2016, with four films having reached the billion-dollar mark. The company will release “Frozen 2,” a “Maleficent” sequel and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in the coming months, meaning Disney could continue to elevate that bar.

Source: ‘Toy Story 4’ Crosses $1 Billion at Global Box Office – Variety

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Opinion Politics

O’Rourke: We will ‘die in our sleep’ if we don’t confront Trump threat – POLITICO

Restarting his presidential campaign in El Paso, O’Rourke also called for a controversial, mandatory buyback of assault weapons.

O’Rourke plans to visit Mississippi on Friday, drawing attention to the Trump administration’s recent immigration raids in the state. He will speak at an Arkansas Democratic Party dinner in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Saturday.

Source: O’Rourke: We will ‘die in our sleep’ if we don’t confront Trump threat – POLITICO

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Pickup truck drives at protesters blocking ICE Detention Center – YouTube

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Shootings at Two Texas ICE Facilities Were ‘Targeted’ Attacks, Says FBI

 

Officials from the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) say that Tuesday’s shootings at two federal facilities were each a “targeted attack.” A shooter fired multiple rounds at two ICE facilities in San Antonio, Texas, early on Tuesday morning.

FBI and ICE officials said a shooter directly targeted two separate ICE facilities in northeast San Antonio at about 3 a.m. on Saturday morning. Officials report shots being fired into a 14th floor ICE office and another building operated by an ICE contractor, the KTSA radio reported.

Source: Shootings at Two Texas ICE Facilities Were ‘Targeted’ Attacks, Says FBI

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Dow Jones Futures Rally Amid Volatile China Trade War Headlines, Strong Walmart Earnings In Stock Market Rally Roller-Coaster | Investor’s Business Daily

Dow Jones futures turned higher Thursday morning, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures. Futures plunged after Beijing vowed retaliation vs. the new Trump tariffs, escalating the China trade war just two days after President Trump offered a partial reprieve on new China tariffs. Stock futures turned higher after China urged the U.S. to “meet halfway” on trade along with strong Walmart (WMT) results. The stock market rally already is reeling from Wednesday’s inverted yield curve, raising recession fears.

Source: Dow Jones Futures Rally Amid Volatile China Trade War Headlines, Strong Walmart Earnings In Stock Market Rally Roller-Coaster | Investor’s Business Daily

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200 inmates riot at California prison; dozens injured

The fight in the yard at a prison in Soledad broke out just after 11 a.m., and staff fired nine warning shots from a rifle and used chemical agents and non-lethal rounds to break up the brief incident, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.

No one on staff at the Correctional Training Facility was hurt, the department said.

Eight inmates required outside hospitalization with injuries that included cuts, puncture wounds and bruises, and all were stable. About 50 other inmates were treated for minor injuries, the department said.

Officials said that four “inmate-manufactured weapons” were found, and the cause of the riot is being investigated. A deadly force review board will conduct a review of the incident, the department said.

Source: 200 inmates riot at California prison; dozens injured

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Westmoreland Fair – Come join us at Westmoreland Fairgrounds.

2019 Westmoreland Fair – August 16 – 24, 2019

Fireworks!!
Monster trucks

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors!! We appreciate you all!

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Monday, the 19th!! The Big Show Circus by Cincinnati Circus – Sponsored by Armstrong Cable & JACK FM

This one ring circus show features all the acts! Including Flying Trapeze, Wheel of Death, Aerial Acrobatics, Fire and much more! Show includes lots of volunteers and audience participation; the whole audience becomes a part of the action!
Admission: $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Children (3-12), NO Pitt Passes

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Source: Westmoreland Fair – Come join us at Westmoreland Fairgrounds.

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Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival takes you on a magical tour through time and legend!

Come and enjoy the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival! 2019 Festival Dates
August 17-18, 24-25, 31 September 1-2, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22,  2019
Open Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day Monday· 10:30 am to 6:30 pm

As you wander down the village streets and pathways of the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, ready thyself to revel with master revelers, watch artisans create original works of their ancient craft and be taken in by the tantalizing aromas of roast turkey legges, steak on a stake, fresh baked goods and much more. Featuring a cast of hundreds of authentically costumed merrymakers living and working throughout the village and performing, continuously, upon the Festival’s stages, the illusion of a rollicking 16th Century festival day is created.

Source: Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival takes you on a magical tour through time and legend!

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6 Philadelphia police officers shot; suspect surrenders after hourslong standoff

A gunman surrendered early Thursday morning following a standoff with Philadelphia police that lasted more than seven hours leaving six officers shot and three others injured.

Source: 6 Philadelphia police officers shot; suspect surrenders after hourslong standoff

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LIVE! CASINO PITTSBURGH: A new casino will replace The Bon-Ton at Westmoreland Mall

It’s official: Westmoreland Mall will be the home of Western Pennsylvania’s newest casino.

The state Gaming Control Board on Wednesday awarded a license to Stadium Casino LLC to build Live! Casino Pittsburgh, a new mini-casino at the mall in Hempfield Township.

https://www.wtae.com/article/live-casino-pittsburgh-westmoreland-mall/28702051

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Philadelphia shootout wounds multiple officers, reports say | Fox News

At least six Philadelphia police officers were wounded, at least one reportedly grazed in the head, in an ongoing shootout in the city’s Nicetown neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon.

Source: Philadelphia shootout wounds multiple officers, reports say | Fox News

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Dow drops 800 points in worst day of 2019 amid recession fears | TheHill

U.S. stock markets had their worst drop of the year Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping 800 points, or 3 percent.

The drop comes as some forecasters warn of increasing odds of a recession, while President Trump has continued to hammer the Federal Reserve over its handling of interest rates.

In terms of point losses, Wednesday’s drop was the Dow’s 4th worst-ever day, though it did not crack the top 20 list in terms of percentage drops.

The latest plunge came after the yield for 10-year Treasury bonds fell below that for 2-year bonds, an economic indicator that frequently predicts a coming recession.

 

Source: Dow drops 800 points in worst day of 2019 amid recession fears | TheHill

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Train Crashes Into Vehicle On Tracks In Westmoreland County – CBS Pittsburgh

EAST VANDERGRIFT, Pa. — Crews responded to a train that crashed into a vehicle in Westmoreland County.

It happened Wednesday morning around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Kennedy Avenue.

911 Officials say the vehicle stalled on the tracks.

The driver got out of the car and tried to flag down the train, but he got back in the car when the train hit.

He was not injured in the crash, but was taken into custody by Vandergrift Police.

Source: Train Crashes Into Vehicle On Tracks In Westmoreland County – CBS Pittsburgh

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Europe Opinion Politics

Brexit: Hammond says PM’s demands ‘wreck’ chance of new deal – BBC News

Former Chancellor Philip Hammond has accused the PM of trying to wreck the chance of a new Brexit deal, by making demands the EU could never accept.

In a Times article, Mr Hammond said a no-deal Brexit would be “a betrayal” of the 2016 referendum result.

He told the BBC he was “confident” that Parliament “has the means” to express its opposition to a no-deal exit.

A No 10 source said the UK would leave on 31 October despite Mr Hammond’s “best efforts to the contrary”.

Source: Brexit: Hammond says PM’s demands ‘wreck’ chance of new deal – BBC News

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Russia says radiation spiked 4 to 16 times above normal after suspected missile explosion – ABC News

The radiation spike that followed the apparent explosion of a nuclear-powered missile engine in Russia — an event that left seven dead and has been cloaked in secrecy — was higher than previously indicated by the country’s officials, Russian government weatheragency on Tuesday said.

The news comes amid conflicting reports that authorities were preparing to evacuate a village close to the Arctic test site where the blast occurred and that doctors who had treated engineers injured in the blast had signed non-disclosure agreements.

Source: Russia says radiation spiked 4 to 16 times above normal after suspected missile explosion – ABC News

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Baseball Sports

Bell’s HR, 3 RBIs help Pirates take down Angels 10-7

Pirates 10, Angels 7

Bell homered and had three RBIs to help the Pirates rally for a 10-7 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.

“It’s awesome to get our bats alive,” said Bell, who homered for the fourth straight interleague game to set a new Pirates record. “Hopefully it starts a new trend the next couple of weeks and hopefully we can finish this thing strong.”

José Osuna drove in two runs, and Bryan Reynolds added a solo homer for the Pirates, who have won consecutive games for the first time since July 6-7 against Milwaukee.

Source: Bell’s HR, 3 RBIs help Pirates take down Angels 10-7

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‘I’ll stab you all right now:’ Argument leads to violent attack in Downtown Pittsburgh

Michael Bob, Jr., 25, facing several charges

Police have made an arrest after an argument led to a stabbing in Downtown Pittsburgh late Tuesday night.

According to a criminal complaint for Michael Bob, Jr., 25, the incident began when Bob was having an argument with another man near Wood Street and Liberty Avenue.

According to the court paperwork, Bob allegedly said “I’ll stab you all right now,” pushed the 33-year-old man twice and, as that man prevented Bob from getting onto a bus, stabbed him.

Source: ‘I’ll stab you all right now:’ Argument leads to violent attack in Downtown Pittsburgh

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Dr. Cyril Wecht believes Jeffrey Epstein death doesn’t add up

Famed forensic pathologist says, at best, this was gross negligence.

ABC News has reported Epstein’s cellmate was removed before his death, that the cameras monitoring him weren’t working, the guards watching him had been overworked and Epstein might not have been on suicide watch despite attempting suicide weeks earlier.

“Put all of this together and you’ve got some real questions to be asked here,” Wecht said.

And as for charges that Wecht is putting a conspiracy out there, he says to look at the facts.

Source: Dr. Cyril Wecht believes Jeffrey Epstein death doesn’t add up

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Dr. Cyril Wecht believes Jeffrey Epstein death doesn’t add up

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Business Food

Chick-fil-A’s mac and cheese hits menus nationwide | Fox News

Chick-fil-A’s mac and cheese is officially on the menu nationwide.

The fan-favorite chicken chain announced mac and cheese has been added as a side option with any lunch, dinner, Kid’s Meal or catering order at participating locationsacross the country.

POPEYES ANNOUNCES NEW CHICKEN SANDWICH, CHOOSES UNUSUAL RESTAURANT FOR DEBUT

The cheesy addition is the first side added to the chain’s permanent menu since 2016.

Source: Chick-fil-A’s mac and cheese hits menus nationwide | Fox News

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CHP officer, gunman dead in shootout near freeway: report | Fox News

A California Highway Patrol officer was gunned down Monday in a shootout off the 215 Freeway, The Los Angeles Times reported.

The scene was chaotic. The Times reported that the suspect was stopped by an officer on a motorcycle. At some point, the suspect grabbed a rifle from inside the car and fired upon the officer approaching the vehicle. Other officers arrived at the scene and witnesses described a chaotic situation. One driver said bullets “flew through their windows.”

Source: CHP officer, gunman dead in shootout near freeway: report | Fox News

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Hong Kong airport chaos as more flights canceled: Live updates – CNN

View the latest news and breaking news today for U.S., world, weather, entertainment, politics and health at CNN.com.

Source: Hong Kong airport chaos as more flights canceled: Live updates – CNN

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More than 100 sex trafficking victims rescued across US amid busts, FBI says – ABC News

More than 100 child sex trafficking victims were rescued across the U.S. thanks to a month-long FBI operation, authorities said.

In a crackdown that involved more than 400 law enforcement agencies, federal authorities rescued and/or identified 103 minor victims as a part of an investigation that resulted in at least 67 arrests, the FBI announced Tuesday.

The July initiative, coined Operation Independence Day by authorities, resulted in 60 new federal investigations, according to the FBI. The most victims were recovered in sweeps in Las Vegas, Atlanta and Seattle.

The FBI has recovered or identified more than 6,600 child victims since 2003.

Source: More than 100 sex trafficking victims rescued across US amid busts, FBI says – ABC News

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CRAWFORD COUNTY DOUBLE MURDER: Mother, 10-year-old son found shot to death in Crawford County | WPXI

Police said they are looking for Jack Turner, 21, a person of interest in a double murder of a mother and son in Crawford County.

Police said a large manhunt ensued, including areas in nearby Mercer County. Word quickly spread of Turner being on the run and police said he had stolen the woman’s car. Police added he was seen robbing a gas station in Erie just hours after the murders.

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Source: CRAWFORD COUNTY DOUBLE MURDER: Mother, 10-year-old son found shot to death in Crawford County | WPXI

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CLAIRTON: Tractor-trailer goes over embankment, crashes onto railroad tracks near Clairton Coke Works

CLAIRTON, Pa. —A tractor-trailer loaded with gasoline went over an embankment and stopped on the railroad tracks outside the Clairton Coke Works Monday night, according to a tweet from Allegheny County.

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Clairton: 432 N. State St – tractor trailer truck loaded with gasoline went over embankment and stopped on railroad tracks outside of Clairton Coke works. Police & fire reporting fire starting on the truck. Clairton police starting to evacuate the area.

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Source: CLAIRTON: Tractor-trailer goes over embankment, crashes onto railroad tracks near Clairton Coke Works

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Westmoreland County to hold job fair Aug. 22 | TribLIVE.com

Westmoreland County is planning a job fair to help fill as many as 50 positions at the courthouse, nursing home, jail and other government and human service offices.

The day-long event will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Ramada Inn in Hempfield.

It’s the first time the county has sponsored a job fair, Human Resources Director Amanda Bernard said.

“If we can hire 50 people, that would be great. We have a lot of vacancies, especially at the Manor where we are competing with local hospitals,” Bernard said.

Source: Westmoreland County to hold job fair Aug. 22 | TribLIVE.com