Day: February 8, 2019

Special ed assistant shot by a student’s family member in Baltimore school, suspect in custody, officials say

The Baltimore Police Department received emergency calls around noon Friday that a staff member at Frederick Douglass High School had been shot.  (Google)A special education assistant at a Baltimore school was hospitalized in serious condition Friday after being shot by a family member of one of his students during an argument in the school lobby, authorities… …

Answers elusive in probe into Chicago fire that killed 10

CHICAGO – An investigation into a fire at a Chicago apartment building where 10 children died could not determine whether it was accidental or deliberate.The Chicago Tribune reports fire officials said Friday that the Aug. 26 blaze was started by a person but that doesn’t necessarily mean arson. The investigation found the fire was started……

US, N. Korean negotiators to meet again before 2nd summit

FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun arrives at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. South Korean media says Biegun has returned Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, to South Korea after a three-day visit to Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File) SEOUL, South Korea –… …

Man accused in Chicago-area mall slaying charged with murder

ORLAND PARK, Ill. – A 20-year-old man already charged in connection with a deadly shooting at a Chicago-area mall now faces murder and other charges.Authorities say Jakharr Williams was indicted Friday by a grand jury on murder, attempted murder, battery and other charges stemming from the Jan. 21 shooting at Orland Square Mall that left……

Washington lawmakers weigh vaccine bill amid outbreak

Kebby Johnson, center, of Spokane, Wash., holds a sign that reads "Say No to HB 1638," as she waits in line, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, to attend a public hearing before the House Health Care & Wellness Committee at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Amid a measles outbreak that has sickened people in Washington… …

NYC man charged with trying to join Pakistani terror group

NEW YORK – A New York City man has been arrested on federal charges of trying to join a Pakistan-based terrorist group.U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman says 29-year-old Jesus Wilfredo Encarnacion was arrested Thursday as he tried to board a flight to Pakistan at Kennedy Airport.Berman says Encarnacion was trying to join the militant group Lashkar……

Partial shutdown delayed 60,000 immigration court hearings

LOS ANGELES – The partial government shutdown that ended last month has delayed about 60,000 immigration court hearings.Kathryn Mattingly, a spokeswoman for the Executive Office for Immigration Review, said Friday that hearings have been rescheduled for the earliest available date.With more than 800,000 pending cases, the immigration courts overseen by the Department of Justice are……

Five youths, 12 to 16 years old, are charged in Nashville musician’s murder

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department announced in a press release on Friday that five juveniles have been charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets. (MATT BLUM)Five juveniles have been charged with the murder of a young musician who police say was shot during a robbery outside his Nashville home… …

Dingell’s farewell message to America includes dig at Trump

FILE- In a Feb. 4, 2009 file photo, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. poses for a photograph inside his office in House Rayburn Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history who mastered legislative deal-making and was fiercely protective of Detroit’s auto industry, has died at age… …

Texas man charged with recruiting on behalf of terror group

FORT WORTH, Texas – Federal authorities have charged an 18-year-old Texas man with recruiting fighters on behalf of a Pakistan-based terrorist organization.A criminal complaint filed in federal court in Fort Worth says Michael Kyle Sewell was charged Friday with conspiring to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.The complaint alleges Sewell tried……

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