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Special Report: A 911 plea for help, a Taser shot and the toll of stun guns

Tuesday  18:26,   22 august 2017
Reuters

<p>As her husband stalked around the back yard, upending chairs and screaming about demons, Nancy Schrock knew he was unraveling fast. She dialed the police.</p>“He needs to be in the hospital,” she told a 911 dispatcher. It was 10:24 p.m. on[...]

Police Union Alleges Acts of ‘Blue Racism.’ The Criticism Is Swift.

Tuesday  18:25,   22 august 2017
The New York Times

A video by the Sergeants Benevolent Association in New York City drew pushback on social media, and its president later conceded that describing the plight of officers as “racism” was ill-advised.Responding to the violent protests this month in[...]

Special Report: A 911 plea for help, a Taser shot and the toll of stun guns

Tuesday  18:25,   22 august 2017
Reuters

<p>As her husband stalked around the back yard, upending chairs and screaming about demons, Nancy Schrock knew he was unraveling fast. She dialed the police.</p>“He needs to be in the hospital,” she told a 911 dispatcher. It was 10:24 p.m. on[...]

Police Union Alleges Acts of ‘Blue Racism.’ The Criticism Is Swift.

Tuesday  18:25,   22 august 2017
The New York Times

A video by the Sergeants Benevolent Association in New York City drew pushback on social media, and its president later conceded that describing the plight of officers as “racism” was ill-advised.Responding to the violent protests this month in[...]

Sacco and Vanzetti Were Executed 90 Years Ago. Their Deaths Made History

Tuesday  18:24,   22 august 2017
Time

Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti weren’t famous during most of their lives. They were, respectively, a shoemaker and a fish peddler.&nbsp;Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti weren’t famous during most of their lives. They were,[...]

Parents outraged by transgender reveal in kindergarten class

Tuesday  18:23,   22 august 2017
CBS News

Rocklin Academy school board grilled by parents over controversial incident involving transgender discussions inside a kindergarten class , CBS Sacramento reports."These parents feel betrayed by the school district that they were not notified," said [...]

Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is

Tuesday  18:23,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

&nbsp;The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district . (AP Photo/Eric Gay) AUSTIN, Texas —[...]

Chaos Breaks Out at Charlottesville City Council Meeting

Tuesday  17:05,   22 august 2017
The New York Times

For more than four hours, speakers angrily chastised city officials for their response to protests by white supremacists. The city manager said Charlottesville would have a third-party conduct a review.CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — They shouted down the[...]

Commuter train slams into parked train car near Philadelphia; 42 hurt

Tuesday  17:00,   22 august 2017
Reuters

A commuter train slammed into a parked train car at a station near Philadelphia, injuring 42 passengers early on Tuesday, according to train officials. The train hit the vacant parked car at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, 10 miles west of[...]

J&J ordered to pay $417 million in trial over talc cancer risks

Tuesday  16:07,   22 august 2017
Reuters

<p>A California jury on Monday ordered Johnson &amp; Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine[...]

Steve Mnuchin’s Wife Has A ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ Moment On Instagram

Tuesday  15:35,   22 august 2017
HuffPost

Actress Louise Linton, who married Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in June, posted and then deleted a photo of her and her husband as they walked off an Air Force jet&nbsp;After facing criticism from an Instagram user, Linton, who is married[...]

Denver soon to license pot clubs, but few may open

Tuesday  14:18,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

Colorado's largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation's first legal marijuana clubs.But Denver's elaborate hurdles for potential weed-friendly coffee shops and gathering places may mean the city gets few takers for the[...]

USS McCain crash is 4th Navy accident in Pacific this year

Tuesday  14:18,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

The commander of U.S. naval operations has ordered a comprehensive review to get to root causes after the collision this week between a Navy destroyer and an oil tanker near Singapore.Monday's early-morning crash is the latest "in a series[...]

Dozens hurt in commuter train collision, 4 rushed to hospitals

Tuesday  14:18,   22 august 2017
CBS News

<p>More than 40 people were injured when a commuter train crashed into another one that was parked at a station in suburban Philadelphia early Tuesday, transit officials said.</p>The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said the[...]

Police investigate vandalism of 225-year-old Christopher Columbus monument

Tuesday  12:01,   22 august 2017
WISN Milwaukee

Baltimore police are investigating the overnight vandalism of the Christopher Columbus monument near Lake Montebello in northeast Baltimore. Baltimore resident Veronica Wilson used her camera to tell the story of what’s happening to monuments in[...]