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  • GOP Agenda Progresses Even as Trump Steals Spotlight

    Posted 2018-09-08 16:39:38 by: Mr. Bootstate

    This week has illustrated why Republicans put up with the chaos: As President Trump raged, his party moved toward an ideological shift in the Supreme Court that will last for ...

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  • Wall of flames raced toward their car. The decision: Stay or run?

    Posted 2018-09-08 16:39:38 by: Mr. Bootstate

    Jeff and Nancy Heintz found themselves making life-or-death decisions Wednesday as they faced the Delta Fire “burning trees like paper” in its ...

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  • Police release footage of bank gunman firing 'at anyone he sees'

    Posted 2018-09-08 16:39:37 by: Mr. Bootstate

    The Cincinnati Police Department released footage of the man suspected of shooting and killing three people on Thursday in an office ...

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  • For Sessions, Trump's constant attacks may define his legacy

    Posted 2018-09-08 16:39:37 by: Mr. Bootstate

    <p>His efforts at the Justice Department are at risk of being eclipsed by his boss' relentless verbal ...

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  • Analysis: Kavanaugh's hearing shows growing partisanship, but little about his views on law

    Posted 2018-09-08 16:39:36 by: Mr. Bootstate

    <p>This week's Senate hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lived up to — or perhaps down to — expectations for how modern-day justices are ...

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  • Source: WH narrows search for op-ed writer to a few people

    Posted 2018-09-08 16:39:36 by: Mr. Bootstate

    Aides to President Donald Trump believe they have the search for the anonymous author of the New York Times op-ed that shook the political world down to a few individuals, a source close to the White House told CNN on ...

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  • Care facility owners charged

    Posted 2018-09-08 16:39:35 by: Mr. Bootstate

    The owners of six Bay Area residential care homes were arrested and charged with human trafficking and grand theft in a sweeping probe by state law enforcement officials who uncovered a trove of illegal weapons in recent raids, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday.Surrounded by 14 seized assault weapons, including three untraceable “ghost guns,” Becerra outlined 59 charges against four members of the Gamos family: Joshua Gamos, 42; Gerlen Gamos, 38; Noel Gamos, 40; and 67-year-old Carlina Gamos.The family operated the now-shuttered Rainbow Bright care centers — four adult and two child care facilities — in South San Francisco, Daly City and Pacifica.The family allegedly exploited hundreds of Filipino immigrants over nearly a decade, cheating them out of $8.5 million in wages while failing to pay state and federal income taxes and workers compensation. Operators forced employees to work 24-hour days and sleep on floors and in garages, according to the complaint filed by the attorney general’s office.In some cases, workers were locked outside in the rain when the owners were not home, officials said. In three cases, victims were raped, Becerra said.The residents at the facilities were not named as victims in the case.“No worker in the United States should live in fear or be subjected to violence, abuse or exploitation at the hands of their employer,” Becerra said. “The charges against the Gamos family members are despicable. We must not turn a blind eye to abusive labor practices. Report it, and we will investigate and prosecute.”The Gamos family, Becerra said, kept their employees silent by threatening to turn them over to federal immigration officials and confiscating some of their passports.The four family members were charged with 26 counts of grand theft, one count of conspiracy to commit grand theft, eight counts of human trafficking, one count of conspiracy to commit human trafficking, nine counts of fraudulent ...

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  • Cardi B escorted out

    Posted 2018-09-08 16:39:35 by: Mr. Bootstate

    NEW YORK — Nicki Minaj and Cardi B were involved in an altercation Friday night that got physical at a New York Fashion Week party and left Cardi B with a mark on her head.A person who witnessed the incident who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly said Minaj was finishing up a conversation with someone when Cardi B tried to attack her, but Minaj's security guards intervened.Video circulating on social media shows Cardi B lunging toward someone and being held back at Harper's Bazaar Icons party Friday night. Cardi B reportedly threw one of her shoes at Minaj. Another video shows the platinum rapper being escorted out of the event by security.Cardi B, wearing a voluminous red Dolce & Gabanna gown, was seen leaving the party with what appeared to be a bump on her head. She was barefoot.She and Minaj have been rap rivals since Cardi B began achieving huge success over the last year.In a , Cardi B didn't call out Minaj by name but alluded to the fight and said she was sparked because her mothering skills were being disparaged. She and rapper Offset recently had their first child together, a girl.Minaj has not yet commented on the incident. © The Associated Press Cardi B, with a bump on her forehead, leaves after an altercation at the Harper's BAZAAR "ICONS by Carine Roitfeld" party at The Plaza on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, New York. Nicki Minaj and Cardi B have been involved in an altercation that got physical at a New York Fashion Week party. Video circulating on social media shows Cardi B lunging toward someone and being held back at Harper’s Bazaar Icons party. A person who witnessed the incident who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly said Minaj was finishing up a conversation with someone when Cardi B tried to attack her, but Minaj’s security guards intervened. (Photo by Charles ...

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  • 'Dine-and-Dash Dater' charged

    Posted 2018-09-08 16:39:35 by: Mr. Bootstate

    © From Social Media Paul Guadalupe Gonzales, 45, is accused of 11 counts of extortion and two counts of attempted extortion for allegedly luring women to nice restaurants in and around Los Angeles, ordering food and vanishing - sticking his victims with the bill. Prosecutors in Los Angeles have hit the defendant they call the "Dine-and-Dash Dater" with four new felony counts of extortion. Paul Guadalupe Gonzales, 45, is accused of 11 counts of extortion and two counts of attempted extortion for allegedly luring women to nice restaurants, ordering food and vanishing - sticking his victims with the bill.The public defender's office has not returned calls for comment. "It was humiliating," said an alleged victim, who asked CNN in an exclusive phone interview to identify her only with the pseudonym Jane. "I was frustrated. It just left me in a bad place."Jane said she wrote a check for more than $200 to Houston's restaurant in Pasadena after Gonzales walked out on the bill.She recalled how they met on the dating site Bumble."We just chatted back and forth. He was charming," Jane continued. "He said, 'Why not meet somewhere?'"Jane said Gonzales ordered drinks and the most expensive item on Houston's menu. The Houston's website lists its top item as a steak for $48. Jane said Gonzales told her when he first sat down for dinner he would have to make a phone call later to check on his aunt, who was hospitalized. After the meal, Gonzales made his call and disappeared, she recalled. "He left after most of his food was gone," she said. "I've never seen anybody eat so fast."It didn't occur to her that someone would walk out on her."That just never came to mind," Jane said. "What is he benefiting from it, really? Is that all you want, is a free meal?"'A lot of scammers out there'Gonzales is accused of repeating his alleged dine-and-dash crimes throughout the Los Angeles area, from Pasadena to Burbank to Long Beach. Carol Meredith got left with the bill at ...

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  • Gordon's threat

    Posted 2018-09-08 16:39:35 by: Mr. Bootstate

    © Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo Accumulated rain from what is now Tropical Depression Gordon, makes for a big splash as this service van makes its way across a frontage road along I-55 in Jackson, Miss., on Sept. 5. JACKSON, Miss. — Officials said that a dam is breaching on the edge of Mississippi's Delta region after heavy rains during Tropical Storm Gordon.The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for parts of Carroll County downstream from Murdock Lake, where water was eroding an earthen dam late Friday.The area near Black Hawk, about 70 miles (115 kilometers) north of Jackson, received more than 12 inches (30 centimeters) of rain Wednesday during Gordon according to radar estimates, senior Weather Service forecaster Mike Edmonston said. Carroll County saw widespread flash flooding with water entering some homes, and some farmers said their crops were significantly damaged.Dusty Myers, chief of the dam safety division for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, said there's one main breach where water is penetrating through the dam."It seems to be holding a lot better than I would expect," Myers said. However, he said it was still likely that the dam would fully breach. He said if it didn't wash away, officials would have to dig a trench to breach the dam themselves because it's unsafe."There's really not anything we can do as far as preventative action," Myers said.Three houses have been evacuated in the rural area. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is blocking off Mississippi 16 and other roads, as water is expected to rise up 8 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3 meters) on Abiaca Creek by Saturday. Edmonston said the flash flood would likely dissipate by the time it reached the table-flat Delta, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) west.The dam is one of more than 500 across the state built with federal aid to control flooding and erosion. Myers said this one is owned by the Abiaca Creek Drainage District. He said the Department of Environmental ...

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