Police make multiple arrests after 76 people overdose on K-2 at Connecticut park

Police make multiple arrests after 76 people overdose on K-2 at Connecticut park

Connecticut police have made multiple arrests in connection with 76 overdose cases at a New Haven park. First responders found numerous people who appeared to have overdosed on the New Haven Green on Wednesday, with 25 of those overdoses occurring within a three-hour span in the morning and some four to six at a time, officials said. 71 people suffering from apparent overdoses were transported to local hospitals from the New Haven Green, according Dave…

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Police make arrest after 40 people overdose at Connecticut park

Police make arrest after 40 people overdose at Connecticut park

Connecticut police have made an arrest in connection with more than three dozen overdose cases at a New Haven park. First responders found about 40 people who appeared to have overdosed on the New Haven Green on Wednesday, with 25 of those overdoses occurring within a three-hour span in the morning and some four to six at a time, officials said. A local man believed to be connected to at least “some” of the overdoses…

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With closing arguments wrapped, Manafort case goes to jury

With closing arguments wrapped, Manafort case goes to jury

Closing arguments concluded Wednesday in the financial crimes trial of Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for Donald Trump, and the case is now in the hands of 12 jurors who will begin deliberations Thursday morning to decide Manafort’s fate. In their closing argument, prosecutors attempted to paint Manafort as a liar and a schemer, calling attention to the mountain of financial records provided to the court. “When you follow the trail of Mr. Manafort’s…

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Colorado baker who refused to make cake for gays sues again

Colorado baker who refused to make cake for gays sues again

A Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stance partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — has sued the state over its opposition to his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition, his attorneys said Wednesday. Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, claimed that Colorado officials are on a “crusade to crush” him and force him into…

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How people and pets can stay safe around red tide

How people and pets can stay safe around red tide

Florida’s Gulf Coast is battling the worst red tide in more than 10 years, pushing Gov. Rick Scott to declare a state of emergency this week. But all over the world, red tides that grow out of control, kill fish, and take all of the oxygen from coastal waters are lasting longer and longer. Scientists say Florida’s latest red tide actually began in November 2017 is now covering more than 150 miles from Anna Maria…

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DHS proposes $1.8 million grant to provide ‘trauma training’ for students

DHS proposes $1.8 million grant to provide ‘trauma training’ for students

In the wake of recent school shootings, the Department of Homeland Security has proposed a grant to implement a program aimed at teaching students how to properly “control severe bleeding” in the event of a mass casualty event. The School-Age Trauma Training will provide $1.8 million in free trauma training sessions to the public and high schoolers in the U.S. to train people on how to help victims with a wound. If all three phases…

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Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director

Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director

The White House is revoking the security clearance of John Brennan, a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and mulling pulling them for several other former intelligence chiefs and other officials. Reading aloud a statement from President Trump at the top of Wednesday’s press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced that the president has decided to revoke Brennan’s security clearance citing “erratic behavior” and “lying”. Brennan has been a major critic of…

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Parody account of fired FBI agent sends tweets critical of Trump

Parody account of fired FBI agent sends tweets critical of Trump

After embattled FBI special agent Peter Strzok was fired on Monday, a tweet from an account bearing his name and likeness issued a scathing denunciation of President Trump — and quickly went viral. The tweet said, “I have been fired for expressing my personal opinion in private texts about a dictator that history will soon deem not only a Russian asset but an unhinged madman threatening the sovereignty of the United States of America.” One…

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Meet the legal team defending Paul Manafort

Meet the legal team defending Paul Manafort

The case against Paul Manafort took a surprise turn on Tuesday with the defense attorneys for the former Trump campaign chairman declining to call additional witness to mount a defense before closing arguments. Throughout the trial, Manafort’s lawyers have attempted to levy a more personal approach to counter a government case laden with numbers and documents. With the decision not to call any witnesses, they appear to be doubling down on that strategy, betting on…

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White House criticized over incorrect African American employment numbers

White House criticized over incorrect African American employment numbers

The White House Council of Economic Advisers is facing backlash from economists after it acknowledged providing incorrect economic figures to press secretary Sarah Sanders regarding African American unemployment. Sanders during Tuesday’s briefing brushed off accusations of racism against President Trump amid his contentious feud with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman with a familiar pivot, citing economic gains by African Americans during Trump’s time in office. “This President, since he took office, in the year and…

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