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October 2017

Michigan health chief back in court in Legionnaires’ case

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Testimony is resuming in a criminal case against Michigan’s health director, who is accused of keeping the public in the dark about Legionnaires’ disease during the Flint water disaster. Nick Lyon is charged with involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office. A judge must decide whether there is enough... [...]

October 31, 2017

Former first lady Micheelle Obama to speak at Chicago summit

CHICAGO (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama is among the speakers expected at an inaugural youth leadership summit convened by the Obama Foundation. She’s expected to address hundreds of leaders on Wednesday gathered for the two-day event. A day earlier, former President Barack Obama gave opening remarks during which he talked... [...]

October 31, 2017

Operation Blackout Preliminary Stats – Statewide

NASHVILLE – To enhance the safety of Tennessee children, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) has visited the homes of more than 3,188 sex offenders since October 21.  Operation Blackout is... [...]

October 31, 2017

Release of House tax bill delayed until Thursday

By David Morgan and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives will delay the release of long-awaited tax legislation by one day until Thursday, the head of the chamber’s tax-writing panel said late on Tuesday. “In consultation with President Trump and our leadership team, we have decided to... [...]

October 31, 2017

U.S. senators hammer Facebook for power over elections

By David Ingram WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators on Tuesday pressed Facebook Inc’s chief lawyer on why the company did not catch 2016 election ads bought using Russian rubles, why its investigation of them took so long and how much it knows about its 5 million advertisers. Democrats and Republicans at the Senate... [...]

October 31, 2017

Return Manafort’s money, Democrats demand of California Republican

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – A California neuroscientist vying to unseat Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher stepped up his criticism of the conservative on Tuesday, demanding he return a $1,000 contribution from indicted Trump adviser Paul Manafort. The Orange County seat held by Rohrabacher is key to Democrats’ hopes to increase their... [...]

October 31, 2017

Manafort spent millions on homes, rugs, clothes: court filing

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Paul Manafort, the indicted former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, spent almost $1 million on eight rugs in two years and more than $1.3 million on clothes from shops in Beverly Hills, California, and New York City. His lavish lifestyle – with homes in Manhattan,... [...]

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