President Trump is holding a Rose Garden event to commemorate the establishment of the U.S. Space Command, as the president pushes for the creation of his sixth branch of the military, the Space Force.Since the Space Force the president wants to create requires congressional authorization, the administration is establishing a U.S. Space Command that will draw from other parts of the armed forces. One “Space Command” already exists. The Air Force Space Command reports to STRATCOM, which reports to the Pentagon, just as the Pacific Command and the European Command do.
AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND FACTS
Air Force Space Command, activated Sept. 1, 1982, is a major command with headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. AFSPC provides military focused space capabilities with a global perspective to the joint warfighting team.
1. Build Combat Readiness
2. Innovate and Accelerate to Win
3. Develop Joint Warfighters
4. Organize for Sustained Success
More than 26,000 space professionals worldwide.
According to GasBuddy.com, gas prices in Connellsville on Wednesday averaged $2.69 per gallon, $2.74 in Rostraver and ranged from $2.66 to $2.89 in Uniontown, and $2.79 to $2.99 in Monongahela.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission expects 3.6 million motorists to travel the turnpike for Labor Day weekend as reports have summer travel on the system up 1.5% over last summer.
WISCONSIN (WFRV) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says an investigation of lung disease among people who reported vaping shows a majority of the patients claim they inhaled THC products.
Officials say 89 percent of the 27 cases investigated show patients reported inhaling THC products such as waves and oils via e-cigarettes or other vaping devices.
DHS says they continue to investigate all possible causes and say the connection to THC products is based on interviews with cases. They add the agency is working with the FDA to determine the contents of used vaping products.
New York Daily News: Mayor de Blasio doesn’t make the cut for third Democratic debate.
- Former FBI Director James Comey violated Justice Department and FBI policies in his handling of memos documenting conversations with President Trump, the DOJ’s Office of Inspector General says.
- Comey, who was fired by Trump in May 2017, is not being prosecuted for the alleged violations detailed in the scathing report.
- “Comey set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current FBI employees—and the many thousands more former FBI employees—who similarly have access to or knowledge of non-public information,” the report says.
California governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to increase the 2019-2020 state budget to $42.6 million. This expansion allows the California College Promise program to make a second year of free community college tuition possible for approximately 33,000 students.
Officers charged Paul Steber, a 19-year-old freshman at High Point University in North Carolina, with two felony counts of having a gun on campus and an additional count for making threats of mass violence on Tuesday after a classmate reported him, police said.
The suspect told authorities that he came to North Carolina because it was easier to gain access to guns.
“It appears that two temporary steel walls, approximately 8 feet high and 3 feet wide, somehow fell over,” said Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy, according to CNN affiliate WGN-TV. The walls weighed between 75 and 100 pounds each, said McCarthy.
A criminal complaint said Jennifer Murawski, 38, of Monroeville, took $3,600 from book fairs at Evergreen Elementary School and Moss Side Middle School in the Gateway School District.
The complaint said she took another $7,300 directly from the Mosside Family-Teacher Organization bank account.
Right now, University of Texas students are running to the registrar’s office or firing up their computers to sign up for an upcoming Matthew McConaughey class.
UT’s Moody College of Communication announced Wednesday that the Academy Award-winning actor has been appointed as a professor of practice to the Department of Radio-Television-Film faculty.
O’HARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. —Someone who played the Pennsylvania Lottery at the Fox Chapel Plaza shopping center is now holding a winning ticket worth $650,000.Lottery said a winning Cash 5 ticket from the Tuesday drawing was sold at Rite Aid at 1125 Freeport Rd.
The ticket matched all five white balls — 1, 3, 18, 24 and 29.
The winner’s name is not known yet. The ticketholder has one year to come forward and claim the prize.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who presented herself in the presidential race as a champion of women and families, said Wednesday that she was withdrawing from the Democratic primary after failing to qualify for a third debate next month — a development she described as fatal to her candidacy.
Ms. Gillibrand said in an interview that she would endorse another candidate in the primary but had not yet picked a favorite. Though she stopped short of saying she would endorse a woman, Ms. Gillibrand, who has made electing women to Congress a personal cause, said the next president had to be capable of uniting the country and suggested that a woman might be best suited for the job.
“I think that women have a unique ability to bring people together and heal this country,” Ms. Gillibrand said, adding, “I think a woman nominee would be inspiring and exciting.”
But she added: “I will support whoever the nominee is, and I will do whatever it takes to beat Trump.”