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Connecticut News: Citizen of Mexico, Jesus Gomez-Valdivia Sentenced to 3 Years for Trafficking Heroin and Fentanyl, Illegally Reentering U.S.



Connecticut News: Citizen of Mexico, Jesus Gomez-Valdivia Sentenced to 3 Years for Trafficking Heroin and Fentanyl, Illegally Reentering U.S.

CONNECTICUT – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JESUS GOMEZ-VALDIVIA, 39, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 36 months of imprisonment for drug trafficking and immigration offenses.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 12, 2017, the Drug Enforcement Administration received information that GOMEZ was couriering narcotics on a flight that had departed Los Angeles International Airport and would be arriving at Tweed New Haven Airport later that day. 

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MIAMI | Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf



MIAMI | Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf

MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Gulf of Mexico is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, storm surges, high winds, and flash floods to the U.S. Gulf Coast this holiday weekend.

Subtropical Storm Alberto – the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season – roiled parts of coastal Mexico and Cuba with rip currents and dangerous surf before plodding northward Saturday.

Cuba maintained its tropical storm watch for the province of Pinar del Rio, while Mexico cancelled its watch for the resort-dotted coast of the Yucatan peninsula, where the storm brought heavy rain.

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DUBLIN | The Latest: Repeal of Irish abortion vote passing 2-to-1



DUBLIN | The Latest: Repeal of Irish abortion vote passing 2-to-1

DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on the Irish abortion referendum (all times local):
5:05 p.m.

The current running tally on referendum results from Ireland shows more than 1.3 million votes in favor of repealing the country’s constitutional ban on abortions and roughly 650,000 opposed.

Nearly all of the voting regions counted so far backed repeal of the 1983 amendment and making parliament responsible for enacting abortion laws.

Prime Minister Leo Varadkar plans to speak to supporters of the winning “Yes” campaign within 30 minutes of the final vote count.

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Agentbox Joins Forces with Reapit to Form Real Estate Tech Leader



Agentbox Joins Forces with Reapit to Form Real Estate Tech Leader

MELBOURNE, Australia/ May 26, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Agentbox, the No.1 real estate CRM solution in Australia, joins the Reapit Group, the largest CRM and Property Management provider to the UK residential real estate sector, to deliver comprehensive solutions to agencies across Sales and Property Management in the Australian market. The combined company is backed by Accel-KKR, a technology-focused investment firm with US$4.3 billion (A$5.6bn) in capital commitments.

The two businesses will remain operationally independent, but will form a close strategic and technical partnership to provide Australian real estate agencies with an unprecedented range of options, functionality and support.

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CAIRO | Egypt’s top court orders temporary suspension of YouTube



CAIRO | Egypt’s top court orders temporary suspension of YouTube

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has ordered the suspension for one month of video-sharing website, YouTube, and others sharing a video found to be insulting the Muslim Prophet Mohammed.

The Supreme Administrative Court’s ruling on Saturday dismisses appeals against a similar 2013 ruling, including one by the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority which said the ruling’s application is not feasible.

Saturday’s verdict is final and cannot be appealed.

In 2012, the 14-minute trailer video titled “The Innocence of Muslims,” which appeared on YouTube, triggered protests across the Muslim world, including in Egypt.

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South Carolina News: AG Alan Wilson announces recovery of $65,000 stolen from taxpayers by Medicaid fraud



South Carolina News: AG Alan Wilson announces recovery of $65,000 stolen from taxpayers by Medicaid fraud

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announces that his Medicaid Recipient Fraud division has recovered just under $65,000 in Medicaid benefits from a recipient in Aiken County who fraudulently got those benefits.  This was not a conviction in court so we cannot name the recipient, due to privacy restrictions.

The recipient got the Medicaid benefits over several years and, after our investigation, agreed to repay $64,900.23, which the Attorney General’s Office received May 24th.

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KIEV, Ukraine | The Latest: Liverpool has European history on its side



KIEV, Ukraine | The Latest: Liverpool has European history on its side

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid (all times local):
7.10 p.m.

Liverpool hopes European Cup history from May 1981 will repeat itself.

When Liverpool beat Real Madrid 1-0 in the final 37 years ago, it was the only time an English team beat a Spanish opponent to lift the iconic, large-handled trophy in the competition’s 63-year history.

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind | The Latest: Trump hails Indiana teacher who stopped shooting



NOBLESVILLE, Ind | The Latest: Trump hails Indiana teacher who stopped shooting

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an Indiana middle school (all times local):
12:05 p.m.

President Donald Trump is praising the suburban Indianapolis science teacher who stopped a shooting inside his classroom.

Trump sent a tweet Saturday saying: “Thanks to very brave Teacher & Hero Jason Seaman of Noblesville, Indiana, for his heroic act in saving so many precious young lives. His quick and automatic action is being talked about all over the world!”

One of Seaman’s seventh-grade students at Noblesville West Middle School says another student entered the classroom with a gun and started shooting Friday morning.

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Minnesota News: Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff for Memorial Day



Minnesota News: Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff for Memorial Day

ST. PAUL, MN – Yesterday, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 28, 2018, in honor of those who have died while serving in the United States Military.

The United States and Minnesota flags are quickly raised to the tops of flagpoles, slowly lowered to half-mast, and then raised again to full height at noon. 

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WASHINGTON | Family grateful for Utah man’s ‘miracle’ Venezuela release



WASHINGTON | Family grateful for Utah man’s ‘miracle’ Venezuela release

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Utah man jailed in Venezuela on weapons charges nearly two years ago was released Saturday after a U.S. senator pressed for his freedom in a surprise meeting with President Nicolas Maduro days after the embattled socialist leader expelled the top American diplomat in the South American country.

“We are grateful to all who participated in this miracle,” Joshua Holt’s family said in a statement.

President Donald Trump said Holt and his family were expected at the White House on Saturday evening.

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Idaho News: Idaho Attorney General Investigators Arrest Twin Falls County Man, Michael S. Heartsill for Alleged Sexual Exploitation of a Child



Idaho News: Idaho Attorney General Investigators Arrest Twin Falls County Man, Michael S. Heartsill for Alleged Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Boise, ID – Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced investigators with his Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit arrested a Twin Falls man Wednesday, May 23, for alleged Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

44-year-old Michael S. Heartsill was booked into the Twin Falls County Jail following his arrest.  He is alleged to have downloaded child pornography over a peer-to-peer network.

The Twin Falls County Prosecutor’s Office, Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office, Twin Falls Police Department, United States Department of Homeland Security, FBI and the United States Postal Inspection Service all assisted in the investigation.

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SEATTLE | House hopefuls draw on Trump’s refusal to reveal tax returns



SEATTLE | House hopefuls draw on Trump’s refusal to reveal tax returns

SEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump’s unwillingness to release his tax returns has some House hopefuls debating whether elected federal office holders should be expected to reveal the documents.

Candidates and incumbents in House races in Colorado, New York and Washington are among the few who’ve disclosed tax returns in an effort to show transparency and sway voters ahead of the midterm elections.

One Democratic House candidate, Eddie Sundquist of New York, aims to draft a law that would require all candidates for Congress to release five years of tax returns.

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TEHRAN, Iran | Iran detains professor over insulting Sunni Muslims



TEHRAN, Iran | Iran detains professor over insulting Sunni Muslims

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country’s authorities have detained a university professor over insulting Sunni Muslims.

The Saturday report said that, after locals voiced their anger, forces from the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard detained a professor of Persian Literature at Azad University in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan for posting a video online insulting Sunni Muslims.

Though most Iranians are Shiite, Iran’s eastern Baloch region is majority Sunni.

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DUBLIN | Vote points to big win for abortion rights groups in Ireland



DUBLIN | Vote points to big win for abortion rights groups in Ireland

DUBLIN (AP) — Abortion rights activists proclaimed victory for Irish women Saturday as referendum results indicated voters in largely Roman Catholic Ireland overwhelmingly backed repealing a 1983 constitutional ban on abortions.

Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, speaking Saturday after exit polls suggested voters chose to liberalize Ireland’s strict abortion laws by a margin of more than two to one, called the result the culmination of a “quiet revolution.”

“The people have spoken,” said Varadkar, a medical doctor who campaigned for repeal in Friday’s historic referendum.

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind | The Latest: Family: Shot student is critical but stable



NOBLESVILLE, Ind | The Latest: Family: Shot student is critical but stable

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an Indiana middle school (all times local):
10:35 a.m.

The family of a student shot during a school shooting in Indiana says she is in critical but stable condition at a local hospital.

Ella Whistler was shot in a classroom Friday morning at Noblesville West Middle School near Indianapolis.

The family released a statement late Friday night saying Elle is doing well at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind | Family: Shot Indiana student in critical, stable condition



NOBLESVILLE, Ind | Family: Shot Indiana student in critical, stable condition

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives.

The shooter, who had asked to be dismissed from the class before returning with the guns, was arrested “extremely quickly” after the incident around 9 a.m. Friday at Noblesville West Middle School, police Chief Kevin Jowitt said. Authorities didn’t release his name or say whether he had been in trouble before but indicated he likely acted alone.

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LOS ANGELES | Legal hurdles may make Weinstein’s prosecution an exception



LOS ANGELES | Legal hurdles may make Weinstein’s prosecution an exception

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement.

Yet as authorities work through dozens of cases against famous figures in entertainment and other industries brought on by the Weinstein-inspired wave that began in October, legal hurdles may make such prosecutions the exception.

While men including Kevin Spacey and Mario Batali remain under investigation, the next round of charges could well be against Weinstein again, who also is facing scrutiny from authorities in Los Angeles and London.

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NEW YORK | Morgan Freeman says he did not assault women



NEW YORK | Morgan Freeman says he did not assault women

NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Freeman says he did not assault women and that it’s not right to equate misplaced compliments or humor with horrific incidents of assault.

The Academy Award-winning actor made a second statement late Friday in response to a CNN report that multiple had women accused him of inappropriate behavior.

A production assistant said Freeman tried to lift her skirt and subjected her to unwanted touching and comments.

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PARIS | Up-and-comers will try to announce arrival at French Open



PARIS | Up-and-comers will try to announce arrival at French Open

PARIS (AP) — It’s an oft-cited and oft-updated stat in men’s tennis: The so-called Big 4 — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray — have won 47 of the past 52 Grand Slam titles, a run of dominance that began in 2005.

Add in Stan Wawrinka to make it a Big 5, and the number becomes 50 of 52.

And the frequently repeated accompanying questions are: How much longer can these guys continue to dominate the sport?

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New Hampshire public housing awarded $8 million



New Hampshire public housing awarded $8 million

CONCORD, N.H./May 26, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — New Hampshire has been awarded nearly $8 million by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to modernize public housing for families and senior citizens around the state.

The grant was part of the department’s Capital Fund Program, which offers annual funding to all 50 states and U.S. territory Puerto Rico. Public housing authorities will use the funding to complete large-scale improvements in communities all over New Hampshire, including replacing roofs and making energy-efficient upgrades to replace old plumbing and electrical systems.

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CERVINIA, Italy | Froome effectively seals Giro title in penultimate stage



CERVINIA, Italy | Froome effectively seals Giro title in penultimate stage

CERVINIA, Italy (AP) — Chris Froome effectively sealed victory in the Giro d’Italia on Saturday by holding his only remaining challenger in check up the final climb of the three-week race.

The four-time Tour de France champion takes a 40-second lead over Tom Dumoulin into Sunday’s mostly ceremonial finish in Rome and is poised to win his third consecutive Grand Tour, matching the achievements of cycling greats Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault.

Dumoulin attacked Froome multiple times on the finishing climb of the 214-kilometer (133-mile) leg from Susa to Cervinia but in five attempts wasn’t able to gain any ground.

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WASHINGTON | More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision



WASHINGTON | More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

Courts are engaged in two broad types of cases on this issue, weighing whether sex discrimination laws apply to LGBT people and also whether businesses can assert religious objections to avoid complying with anti-discrimination measures in serving customers, hiring and firing employees, providing health care and placing children with foster or adoptive parents.

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WASHINGTON | Senator says Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been released; Trump expects White House welcome Saturday evening



WASHINGTON | Senator says Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been released; Trump expects White House welcome Saturday evening

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senator says Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been released; Trump expects White House welcome Saturday evening.

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WASHINGTON | Senator, Trump say Utah man released from Venezuela jail



WASHINGTON | Senator, Trump say Utah man released from Venezuela jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Utah man has been released from a jail in Venezuela after spending nearly two years behind bars on weapons charges.

Sen. Orrin Hatch says on Twitter that Joshua Holt has been freed. President Donald Trump tweets that it’s “good news,” and says Holt is expected to land in Washington, and come to the White House with his family at about 7 p.m.

Holt’s family says “we are grateful to all who participated in this miracle.”

His release comes after lobbying by his family and U.S.

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KINSHASA, Congo | Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry



KINSHASA, Congo | Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Ebola vaccinations will begin Monday in the two rural areas of Congo where the latest deadly outbreak was declared this month, the health ministry said Saturday, as the number of confirmed Ebola cases rose to 35, including 10 deaths.

A vaccination campaign is already under way in Mbandaka, the city of 1.2 million on the Congo River where four Ebola cases have been confirmed. About 100 health workers have been vaccinated there as front-line workers face high risk from the virus, which is spread via contact with the bodily fluids of those infected, including the dead.

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DUBLIN | The Latest: 1st results from Ireland abortion vote revealed



DUBLIN  | The Latest: 1st results from Ireland abortion vote revealed

DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on the Irish abortion referendum (all times local):
2:10 p.m.

The first official results for Ireland’s landmark abortion referendum have begun to come in, indicating a landslide win for abortion rights campaigners is likely in diverse constituencies across the country.

The first to declare was Galway East, a traditionally conservative constituency in the west that nonetheless returned a large majority for repealing the abortion ban by a 60.2 percent to 39.8 percent vote.

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EDMOND, Oklahoma | Resistance makes subtle impact even where Trump is popular



EDMOND, Oklahoma | Resistance makes subtle impact even where Trump is popular

EDMOND, Oklahoma (AP) — Vicki Toombs was watching the returns on election night 2016 when her phone buzzed — a text from her 22-year-old son Beau in Chicago. Beau, who is gay, was afraid that the new administration would end the Affordable Care Act and with it the insurance he and his friends used to pay for the drugs that protected them from HIV and AIDS.

“I just felt the bottom drop out of my world,” said Toombs, 61.

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PORTLAND, Maine | Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K



PORTLAND, Maine | Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come from the American Old West.

The 125-year-old Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans, which failed to sell at auction in 2016, now have a new owner somewhere in Southeast Asia.

“It’s somebody who loves old Levis,” said Daniel Buck Soules from Daniel Buck Auctions, who worked for 11 years on public television’s “Antiques Roadshow.”

The price puts it near record territory for old Levis.

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MOSCOW | Famed Ivan the Terrible painting attacked at Moscow gallery



MOSCOW | Famed Ivan the Terrible painting attacked at Moscow gallery

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Russia have arrested a man on charges of vandalizing a famous painting by renowned Russian artist Ilya Repin in Moscow.

Russian news reports said the man claimed he drank 100 grams (about 3.5 ounces) of vodka in the cafe of the Tretyakov Gallery shortly before he allegedly attacked the painting with a metal stanchion on Friday night.

The painting — titled “Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581,” depicts Russia’s first czar cradling his dying son after striking him in a fit of rage.

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SEOUL, South Korea | North and South Korean leaders hold surprise 2nd summit



SEOUL, South Korea | North and South Korean leaders hold surprise 2nd summit

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for the second time in a month on Saturday, holding a surprise summit at a border truce village to discuss Kim’s potential meeting with President Donald Trump, Moon’s office said.

Kim and Moon met hours after South Korea expressed relief over revived talks for a summit between Trump and Kim following a whirlwind 24 hours that saw Trump cancel the highly anticipated meeting before saying it’s potentially back on.

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DUBLIN | The Latest: PM hails ‘quiet revolution’ for modern Ireland



DUBLIN  | The Latest: PM hails ‘quiet revolution’ for modern Ireland

DUBLIN — The Latest on the Irish abortion referendum (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has praised the apparent victory in the abortion referendum as “the culmination of a quiet revolution” that has been unfolding in the past 10 to 20 years.

“The people have spoken,” said Varadkar, who campaigned for repealing Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortions. “The people have said that we want a modern constitution for a modern country, that we trust women and we respect them to make the right decision and the right choices about their health care.”

The prime minister, a medical doctor who came to power last year, spoke to RTE News in advance of the announcement of the referendum’s official results, expected later Saturday.

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WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump says illegal crossings down; they’re up



WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump says illegal crossings down; they’re up

WASHINGTON— Illegal border crossings, as President Donald Trump measures them, have gone up since he took office, even as he speaks to audiences about a drop of more than 40 percent.

That disconnect was among several that stood out over the past week as he opened up on the Russia investigation via Twitter, forsaking accuracy in the process, and made the false claim that he’s delivering the first big military pay increase in a decade.

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SALALAH, Oman | Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing



SALALAH, Oman | Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

SALALAH, Oman — A cyclone more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman slammed into the Gulf country and neighboring Yemen on Saturday, deluging a major city with nearly three years’ worth of rainfall in single day. The storm killed at least five people while more than 30 remain missing, officials said.

Cyclone Mekunu caused flash flooding that tore away whole roadways and submerged others in Salalah, Oman’s third-largest city, stranding drivers.

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Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against University of Southern California For Failing To Protect Students From Sexual Abuse By USC Gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall



Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against University of Southern California For Failing To Protect Students From Sexual Abuse By USC Gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall

LOS ANGELES and BALTIMORE, – Janet, Janet and Suggs, LLC managing partner Howard A. Janet, one of the lawyers who spearheaded the $190,000,000 settlement of the class action against The Johns Hopkins Hospital on behalf of approximately 8,000 women who alleged they were sexually abused and illicitly photographed by OB/GYN Dr. Nikita Levy, and founding and managing partner Mike Arias of Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos, LLP have filed a class action against the University of Southern California. 

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Minnesota News: Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Issues Writ of Special Election to Fill Senate District 13 Vacancy



Minnesota News: Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Issues Writ of Special Election to Fill Senate District 13 Vacancy

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Friday issued a writ of special election to fill the Office of the Minnesota Senate for Senate District 13 in Benton and Stearns County.  A special election to fill the vacancy will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

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Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates the Officers and Directors of Freshpet, Inc



Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates the Officers and Directors of Freshpet, Inc

NEW ORLEANS, LA– Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq., a partner at the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”), announces that KSF has commenced an investigation into Freshpet, Inc. (NasdaqGM: FRPT).

On November 11, 2015, the Company reported its financial results for Q3 2015 ending September 30, 2015, including a loss of $0.05 per share, lowered guidance for the year, and approximately $2.4 million in lost sales – a stark contradiction to the company’s statements earlier in the year wherein it assured investors that its financial outlook and guidance for 2015 was on track.

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DUBLIN  | The Latest: ‘No going back’ for women’s rights in Ireland



DUBLIN  | The Latest: ‘No going back’ for women’s rights in Ireland

DUBLIN  — The Latest on the Irish abortion referendum (all times local):

1 p.m.

A leading campaigner for repealing Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortions says it’s a “monumental day for women in Ireland” after voters appeared to have overwhelmingly backed liberalizing the country’s strict abortion laws.

Orla O’Connor, co-director of the Together for Yes group, said Saturday: “This is about women taking their rightful place in Irish society, finally.”

Votes for Friday’s historic referendum are still being counted, but two exit polls predict a landslide victory for those who want to repeal the constitutional ban on abortions.

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Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Reminds Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against ADT, Inc



Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Reminds Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against ADT, Inc

NEW ORLEANS, LA– Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”) and KSF partner, former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors that they have until July 20, 2018 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against ADT, Inc. (NYSE: ADT), if they purchased the Company’s shares pursuant to its January 2018 initial public offering (the “IPO”).  This action is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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Florida News: Florida Attorney General Bondi’s Memorial Day Statement



Florida News: Florida Attorney General Bondi’s Memorial Day Statement

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement ahead of Memorial Day weekend:

“On Memorial Day, we honor our fallen heroes who gave their lives so we can live free. Please take time this holiday weekend to remember these brave men and women and thank their families for their sacrifice. May God continue to bless all our troops, their loved ones and the United States of America.”

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ST LOUIS WEATHER CONDITIONS & FORECAST, MAY 26, 2018



ST LOUIS WEATHER CONDITIONS & FORECAST, MAY 26, 2018

St Louis Weather Conditions, Forecast & Air Quality Index readings published by STL.News

ST LOUIS, MO – St Louis weather conditions & forecast readings from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport at 5:51 a.m at Latitude: 38.75°N, Longitude: 90.37°W – Elevation 604 feet. Forecast is provided by the National Weather Service (N.W.S.).

Current Conditions

Sky: MOSTLY CLOUDY
Temperature: 69°F – 21°C
Humidity: 69%
Wind Speed: SW 3 mph
Barometer: 29.83 in (1009.1 MB)
Dew-point: 68°F – 20°C
Visibility: 10 Miles
Heat Index: N/A°F – N/A°C
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Extended Weather Forecast for the St Louis, Missouri area beginning May 26, 2018

Today: 20 percent chance of showers/thunderstorms after 1 pm, mostly sunny – high near 91 with west wind 3 to 5 mph.

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SEOUL, South Korea  | The Latest: North and South Korean leaders meet again



SEOUL, South Korea  | The Latest: North and South Korean leaders meet again

SEOUL, South Korea  — The Latest on diplomatic efforts involving the Koreas (all times local):

8:15 p.m.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have met for the second time in a month to discuss peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim’s potential meeting with President Donald Trump.

South Korea’s presidential office said Moon will personally announce the outcome of Saturday’s summit with Kim on Sunday.

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SEOUL, South Korea  | North Korea’s Kim meets with South’s Moon for 2nd time



SEOUL, South Korea  | North Korea’s Kim meets with South’s Moon for 2nd time

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for the second time in a month on Saturday to discuss carrying out the peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim’s potential meeting with President Donald Trump, Moon’s office said.

South Korean presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan said Moon will reveal the outcome of his surprise meeting with Kim on Sunday. The presidential Blue House did not immediately provide more details.

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Minnesota News: Governor Dayton Authorizes State Disaster Assistance for Nobles, Rock, St. Louis Counties



Minnesota News: Governor Dayton Authorizes State Disaster Assistance for Nobles, Rock, St. Louis Counties

Severe winter storm with heavy winds, snow, and flooding caused significant damage to local infrastructure beginning April through May 2018

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Friday authorized the use of funds from the State Disaster Assistance Contingency Account for emergency relief in Nobles County, Rock County, and St. Louis County.  Certain areas of each county experienced significant damage to public properties caused by a major winter storm with heavy snow and gale force winds, which resulted in subsequent flooding. 

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South Carokina News: SC Attorney General Alan Wilson files for injunction to stop shutdown of MOX project in SC



South Carokina News: SC Attorney General Alan Wilson files for injunction to stop shutdown of MOX project in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson Friday filed a motion in federal court asking for an injunction to stop the U.S. Department of Energy from shutting down the mixed oxide fuel, or MOX, project being built at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina.

“MOX is another example of a long and tortured history of promises broken by the federal government,” Attorney General Wilson said.

According to a memorandum in support of a preliminary injunction, for more than 20 years, the Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration have recommended that the U.S.

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DUBLIN  | The Latest: Irish minister New abortion law to come soon



DUBLIN  | The Latest: Irish minister New abortion law to come soon

DUBLIN  — The Latest on the Irish abortion referendum (all times local):

12 noon

Ireland’s Minister for Children and Youth Affairs says she is grateful and emotional over with the apparent decision of voters to repeal the constitutional ban on abortions in Friday’s landmark referendum.

Katherine Zappone said Saturday she is confident new abortion legislation can be approved by parliament and put in place before the end of the year.

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Texas News: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Announces Another Extension Of Transitional Sheltering Assistance



Texas News: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Announces Another Extension Of Transitional Sheltering Assistance

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Greg Abbott Friday announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Texas’ request to extend the deadline for Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) for Hurricane Harvey survivors.  TSA helps displaced individuals who are unable to return to their homes find short-term shelter in hotels or other temporary housing locations.  The TSA deadline has been extended from May 31, 2018 through June 30, 2018 with a checkout date of July 1, 2018.

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SALALAH, Oman  | Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing



SALALAH, Oman  | Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

SALALAH, Oman  — Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen, cutting off power lines and leaving at least five people dead and more than 30 missing, officials said.

Portions of Salalah, Oman’s third-largest city, lost electricity as the cyclone made landfall. The Arabian Sea churned Saturday morning, sending mounds of sea foam into the air. The waves ate into one tourist beach, pulling hunks of it away and toppling thatch umbrellas cemented into the sand.

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Kansas News: Dodge City man, Alejandro Acuna sentenced to 10 years for drug crimes



Kansas News: Dodge City man, Alejandro Acuna sentenced to 10 years for drug crimes

DODGE CITY, KS – A Dodge City man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug crimes, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Alejandro Acuna, 30, pleaded guilty in March to two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine), one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of defacing identification marks of a firearm.  Judge E. Leigh Hood today sentenced Acuna to 120 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections. 

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DUBLIN  | Ireland: Anti-abortion group calls vote result ‘a tragedy’



DUBLIN  | Ireland: Anti-abortion group calls vote result ‘a tragedy’

DUBLIN  — A leading anti-abortion group said Saturday that Ireland’s historic abortion referendum has resulted in a “tragedy of historic proportions” in a statement that all but admits defeat, as two exit polls predict an overwhelming victory for those seeking to overturn the country’s strict ban on terminations.

Official counting for Friday’s referendum on whether or not to liberalize Ireland’s abortion laws was still under way, and results are not expected until Saturday afternoon.

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DUBLIN  | The Latest: Anti-abortion group admits defeat in Irish vote



DUBLIN  | The Latest: Anti-abortion group admits defeat in Irish vote

DUBLIN  — The Latest on the Irish abortion referendum (all times local):

10:40 a.m.

One of Ireland’s leading anti-abortion groups says the abortion referendum result is a “tragedy of historic proportions” in a statement that all but admits defeat in the historic vote.

Spokesman John McGuirk of the Save the 8th group — which refers to the Eighth Amendment in the constitution that bans abortions — told Irish television Saturday that many Irish citizens will not recognize the country they are waking up in.

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