Sunday , 19 November 2017

National News

Puerto Rican march in D.C. protests hurricane relief effort

Protesters marched on Washington D.C.’s National Mall on Sunday morning to draw attention to the situation in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico. “The Unity for Puerto Rico March” featured politicians as well as boldface names, including Lin-Maria Manuel, whose agenda was to turn a spotlight on the devastated island territory, and work to update the 1920 law called the Jones Act, which …

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Argentina now unsure if signals came from lost submarine

Argentina’s Navy could not confirm Sunday if seven brief satellite calls received a day prior were from a lost submarine with 44 crew members on board. “We do not have clear evidence that (the calls) have come from that unit,” said Adm. Gabriel Gonzalez, chief of the Mar del Plata Naval Base. “We are analyzing more closely to reliably determine …

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Ohio teen's prosthetic leg doesn't hold him back on football field

Zach Patterson routinely breaks his leg on the football field but keeps coming back for more. “I broke my leg again, like I always do,” the suited-up teen said while on the sidelines cheering on his fellow Grizzlies as a diehard player on the freshman squad for Wadsworth High School in Ohio. Zach was born with one foot deformed, his …

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US Marine allegedly in crash that kills Japanese driver in Okinawa

A U.S. Marine whom police say had a blood-alcohol content three times the legal level was allegedly involved in an accident on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa that left a 61-year-old Japanese man dead. The unidentified Marine was driving a truck that collided with a small truck at an intersection early Sunday morning in Naha, the main city in …

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High winds blamed for scaffolding collapse in in busy New York City neighborhood

Wind gusts caused construction scaffolding to collapse above a subway entrance in New York City’s busy SoHo neighborhood, authorities said. Five people suffered moderate to minor injuries in the incident around 11:30 a.m. local time on Sunday when wind gusts were reported to be around 30 mph to 35 mph. They were taken to Bellevue Medical Center. A New York …

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High winds blamed for scaffolding collapse in in busy New York City neighborhood

Wind gusts caused construction scaffolding to collapse above a subway entrance in New York City’s busy SoHo neighborhood, authorities said. Five people suffered moderate to minor injuries in the incident around 11:30 a.m. local time on Sunday when wind gusts were reported to be around 30 mph to 35 mph. They were taken to Bellevue Medical Center. A New York …

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LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans. The Democrat will succeed term-limited fellow Democrat Mitch Landrieu as the city celebrates its 300th anniversary next year. “Almost 300 years, …

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'Confused' driver ends up dangling halfway off train platform

One driver in Long Island took the concept of “park and ride” a little too far on Saturday when they ended up parked right on the train platform. The unbelievable photo captured by a commuter says it all, as a driver hopped a curb and drove right onto the Long Island Rail Road platform in Mineola, New York just before …

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