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                      by Eric Lendrum  On Wednesday, Joe Biden’s Department of Education declared that it would be reversing a popular policy from the presidency of Donald Trump that protected student athletes from interference by so-called “transgender” students, and instead said that the transgenders themselves will receive special protection, according to USA Today. Announcing...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Police Department's disciplinary board has voted to fire a CPD officer who shot a close friend and then lied about it for years.Former officer Patrick Kelly denied shooting his friend Michael LaPorta, in an incident that happened in his home in 2010 after a night of drinking. He told investigators at the time and for...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis City Council president is responding to a WCCO report about how much it costs taxpayers to settle officer conduct lawsuits. Our report found the city authorized tens of millions of dollars in payouts over the last decade. And on average, Minneapolis pays more each year compared to similarly sized cities. City Council President Lisa Bender...
    ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for a homicide suspect after a pursuit ended in Arvada on Thursday night. Just before 7:30 p.m., deputies with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office located a black sedan parked outside the Valli-Hi Motel in Denver that was linked to a homicide investigation. When deputies approached the the sedan, the suspect...
    The Justice Department is challenging laws on transgender people passed by two states that it argues violate federal law and constitutional protections. The department filed statements of interest in lawsuits over transgender bans in West Virginia and Arkansas to overturn the laws. West Virginia enacted a law April 28 barring transgender athletes from competing in female sports. Arkansas became the...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health launched its “Know Your Risk” campaign to raise to encourage Marylanders to assess their risk for prediabetes. “Diabetes has had a lasting and deep impact on our communities statewide and we want to help people prevent onset of the disease whenever we can,” said MDH Secretary Dennis R. Schrader. “Public education and...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – In a case that could have far-reaching implications, a state appeals court this week ruled that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services improperly denied a concealed-weapons license for a man who said his civil rights were restored after a 1969 conviction in Illinois. The 1st District Court of Appeal said the department, which handles licensing,...
    BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Fire Department shared that they have responded to several reports of trapped fawns over the past week and all of the stories had a happy ending. Fire crews from Hillendale, Pikesville and Perry Hall said they helped fawns trapped in window wells and other predicaments. READ MORE: Birdland Summer Music Series To Return...
    The U.S. Education Department said Wednesday it's erasing student debt for thousands of borrowers who attended a for-profit college chain that made exaggerated claims about its graduates' success in finding jobs. The Biden administration said it is approving 18,000 loan forgiveness claims from former students of ITT Technical Institute, a chain that closed in 2016 after being dealt a series...
    A Colorado man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal hate crime in connection to the December 2019 stabbing of a black man in a fast-food restaurant. Nolan Levi Strauss, 27, reportedly walked into an Arby's restaurant in Ontario, Oregon, and approached a man from behind, stabbing him twice in the neck unprovoked. Strauss allegedly admitted he attacked the man because...
    A spokesperson for the Portland Police Bureau told the Daily Caller News Foundation Thursday that the department doesn’t track gang activity despite reports detailing an increase in gang violence in the city. Police officials estimate half of the 470 shootings that have injured more than 140 people in Portland, Oregon, this year were gang-related, the Associated Press reported June 10....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois' unemployment agency says there's a new surge of scams trying to get your personal information.With only 10 weeks of pandemic unemployment payments left, fraudsters are making a cash grab. But they are counting on your to click on suspicious links."Nefarious emails, text messages, social media accounts for imposters, some of whom are posing as the Illinois...
    (CNN)The whiplash this week is dizzying, as the LGBTQ community processes two critical government moves on back-to-back days. On Wednesday, the Department of Education issued guidance that instructs jurisdictions to interpret Title IX protections as covering discrimination against transgender children in schools. Thursday, the US Supreme Court handed down a narrowly drawn decision siding with a religiously affiliated adoption and...
    The Justice Department argued in court filings Thursday that GOP-backed laws related to the rights of transgender youth in West Virginia and Arkansas are unconstitutional, setting up a likely legal clash in the coming months. Federal attorneys asserted in a statement of interest filing that a West Virginia law banning transgender youth athletes from participating in women’s sports was unconstitutional...
    LANCASTER (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles County Fire Department is on the scene of a 100-acre brusher near 90th Street W/W Avenue K in Lancaster. The two-alarm fire was reported around 3:15 p.m. Approximately 200 firefighters on the ground and in the air are battling the blaze that, according to LA County Fire, is an an area with scattered structures that...
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has released images from video of two women being sought for questioning in connection with a newborn boy who was found in the trash of a Lynwood park bathroom last week. A woman visiting Yvonne Burke-John D. Ham Park around 8 a.m. Friday heard whimpering from a trash can in a women’s restroom. Inside...
    (CNN)The Justice Department on Thursday released horrifying new police body camera footage from the January 6 assault on the US Capitol, after CNN and other outlets requested the tapes.The footage was used in the case against Thomas Webster, a former Marine and retired police officer from the New York City Police Department accused of participating in the Capitol attack.Prosecutors say...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has slammed a new West Virginia law that bans transgender athletes from competing in female sports, asserting in a court filing Thursday that the ban violates federal law. The department filed what is known as a statement of interest in a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, its West Virginia...
    As Daily Kos continues to cover, Republicans are wasting no time in trying to distract from failures related to the novel coronavirus pandemic (or in general). Among other attempts to cause hysteria, Republican state lawmakers across the country are pushing anti-trans bills that hit a number of areas, including health care, athletics, and forms of identification, like birth certificates. While...
    One firefighter was hospitalized battling an overnight fire that broke out in an area home, officials announced. First responders in Putnam County from the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department and Carmel Police Department responded to a Secor Road home at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, where there was a report of a deck on fire with an elderly...
    A North Arlington electrician chatting with a 14-year-old girl online was arrested on child porn charges Thursday in Paramus, authorities announced. Omar Orozco, 52, of North Arlington, obtained naked photos of the girl and sent her some of himself while talking on several social media platforms, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella. A search of Orozco's Riverview Avenue home was...
    There will be a COVID-19 pop-up vaccination site set up in Westchester as the county continues its recovery from the pandemic. Officials announced that from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 18, the clinic will be held at the Westchester County Department of Health Clinic at 134 Court St. in White Plains. The pop-up is for walk-ins 18...
    Monday, June 21, is the 30th International Motorcycle and Scooter Ride To Work Day. The Department of Driver Services (DDS) Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP) encourages all motorcyclists and scooter riders to help show support and raise motorcycle safety awareness with their commute to work. “Riding a motorcycle to work is...
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    Washington — Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee asked the Justice Department on Thursday to turn over a trove of records related to secret subpoenas issued by the Trump administration to obtain communications data from lawmakers and reporters. The committee announced last week it opened an investigation into the efforts by the department under the previous administration to obtain the...
    Former top State Department investigator David Asher told "America’s Newsroom" on Thursday that China must be pressured financially to cooperate with a coronavirus origin probe. Asher worked in the State Department during the Trump administration investigating the origins of the pandemic.  BIDEN DENIES HE'S 'OLD FRIENDS' WITH CHINA'S XI, SAYS WORLD QUESTIONING BEIJING ON COVID-19 ORIGIN PROBE DAVID ASHER: Unless...
    (CBS DETROIT) – A man is in critical condition after being hit by a bus while riding his bicycle in Detroit. The 52-year-old man was riding his bicycle on Woodward near Westminster when he was struck by a Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) bus that was traveling North. READ MORE: Dispute Over Firewood Ends In Michigan Man’s Fatal Shooting He...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 277 new Coronavirus cases and 15 additional deaths over the past 24 hours. READ MORE: Vice President Kamala Harris To Visit Pittsburgh Monday This brings the statewide total to 1,209,725 cases and 27,546 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 465 people across...
    ROCKLAND (CBS) — Five ducklings were rescued on Thursday in Rockland after they fell into a storm drain. The Rockland Fire Department and Rockland Police received a call about the ducklings on Thursday morning. Firefighters were later able to rescue them from the drain. Firefighters rescuing the ducklings. (Photo Credit: Rockland Fire Department) As of late Thursday morning, Rockland Animal...
    A Georgia police officer was killed Wednesday evening after he was dragged by a car belonging to a suspect who was later fatally shot by an officer, according to authorities. The suspect, identified by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) as 29-year-old Ansy Dolce, was shot and killed by another officer during the incident. Media: there will be a briefing...
    A dead Asian giant hornet — nicknamed ‘murder hornet’ due to its potentially lethal sting — was found near Seattle in the first U.S. sighting of 2021, The Associated Press (AP) reported Wednesday. Scientists from Washington state and the U.S. Department of Agriculture concluded that it is the first Asian giant hornet discovery in Snohomish County, Washington, and does not...
    An 18-year-old girl found herself the butt of social media jokes after she got locked out and climbed down her chimney to try and get back in, only to get stuck.  The Henderson Fire Department in Nevada responded to a call on Tuesday morning after a neighbor called 911 to report that the teen, who has not been named, was...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – There’s now a new tool to help people filing their unemployment claims. Today, the Labor and Industry Department is launching a new text message feature that will help staff connect with people. The department says they’ll be sending text messages to individuals to let them know that staff will be calling them. They say the goal of...
    A GIANT hornet capable of killing humans and wiping out entire beehives was discovered north of Seattle on Wednesday, causing major concerns for authorities. It was the first sighting of the dangerous "murder hornet" in North America this year and has prompted scientists to act quickly to stop the deadly insect getting a foothold on the continent. 6Asian giant hornets...
    OAKLAND — Officers with local departments managed to save a man and dog trapped inside a vehicle that caught fire on an Oakland hills roadway, authorities said. Shortly after 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, an Oakland police officer saw the car in the 4900 block of Park Boulevard and requested assistance. In images taken from footage captured by a Piedmont police officer’s...
    (CNN)The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday halted executions in the state until procedures for its newest method of execution -- firing squad -- are finalized. Attorneys for Brad Keith Sigmon, who had been scheduled to be executed on Friday, successfully petitioned the state's high court to stay the execution due to South Carolina having only one method available, the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Going hiking? Well, there’s a form for that. (credit: LASD) The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is asking hikers to fill out a form before they take a trek up the mountain. READ MORE: Fire Crews Stop Forward Progress On Brush Fire Near 73 Freeway In Laguna Beach The hikers are asked to then leave the...
    HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA) – California Alcoholic Beverage Control has granted the Huntington Beach Police Department a $62,302 grant targeted at the illegal sale of alcohol to underage residents, along with other alcohol related crimes. The year-long grant, according to HBPD Public Information Officer Jennifer Carey, will the department’s efforts to decrease underage drinking and DUI incidents by reducing youth access to...
    Attorney Sidney Powell said Attorney General Merrick Garland should recuse himself from any Justice Department action against Republican-backed audits of the 2020 election. The former federal prosecutor agreed with Steve Bannon, who was chief White House strategist early in the Trump administration, when he suggested Garland should keep his distance after he was picked by President Joe Biden for the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Thousands of former students of a closed for-profit college will have their student debt wiped out by the U.S. Department of Education.ITT Technical Institute closed its doors suddenly in 2016, leaving 40,000 students nationwide with huge bills and no degrees, certifications or transcripts.The US Department of Education is erasing the debt, saying the chain exaggerated claims about...
    The U.S. government on Wednesday ended two Trump administration policies that made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum, especially Central Americans. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued new instructions to immigration judges to stop following the Trump-era rules that made it tough for immigrants who faced domestic or gang violence to win asylum in the United States....
    SAN JOSE – Firefighters on Wednesday afternoon were battling a series of small vegetation fires near Interstate 280 and Meridian Avenue in San Jose, authorities said. Reported just before 4 p.m., the fires were not threatening any structures, the San Jose Fire Department said in a tweet. Firefighters were “getting good knockdown” on the fires as of 5:15 p.m., the...
    (CNN)Some Republican lawmakers are doubling down on reframing the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, falsely arguing it was a mostly peaceful event, antifa was responsible for the attack and that rioters were not armed. Several of these incorrect narratives were repeated during a Tuesday hearing on the attack held by the House Oversight and Reform Committee, along...
    The Justice Department has closed its investigation and dropped its pending lawsuit against John Bolton over the claims that the publication of his tell-all book about his time as President Trump's national security adviser disclosed classified information. The lawsuit was brought under Attorney General Bill Barr's Justice Department, which sued Bolton for the profits he made from the bestselling book,...
    The Justice Department has abandoned its pursuit of John Bolton, President Trump's national security adviser, dropping an investigation into his book that officials said revealed classified information and ending a law suit. It marks a victory for Bolton who accused Trump of using the Justice Department under Attorney General Bill Barr for political purposes.     Although the Biden administration has backed...
    The Justice Department dropped a lawsuit against former White House national security adviser John Bolton, ending a legal fight that began last year when the Trump administration accused him of breaching obligations and improperly disclosing classified information in his memoir disparaging former President Donald Trump. A short joint notice was filed in federal court on Wednesday by DOJ officials such...
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Animal protection officers in Boulder are asking for the public’s help to find a puppy that ran away from a business last week. Officers released a photo of a woman who found the 4-month-old Maltese puppy and picked it up. (credit: Boulder Police Department) The puppy named MoMo did not have a collar on but does...
    The United States Education Department will erase more than $500 million in debt for 18,000 students who attended the for-profit college ITT Technical Institute, the department announced Wednesday. President Joe Biden's administration approved the effort to forgive loans for students who attended ITT before the chain closed in 2016 after the institute was dealt sanctions by former President Barack Obama's...
    (CNN)A Springfield, Ohio, man has died after reportedly being shot by an assailant and then accidentally struck by a police cruiser that was responding to the scene, according to officials.The Springfield Police Department said several officers were dispatched to Center Boulevard late on Sunday night after reports that someone had been shot, including a 911 call from the victim, who...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Former students at the now defunct ITT Technical Institute won’t have to pay back any more students loans. Their debt is being wiped out. READ MORE: Despite Months Of Promises, No Legal Resolution In Sight For Anjanette Young, City Of Chicago CBS 2 was there in 2016 when ITT Tech abruptly closed its schools in Arlington Heights...