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Police arrest 18 protesters over motorist shooting verdict

Police arrest 18 protesters over motorist shooting verdict

In the aftermath of the verdict that saw the police officer who shot and killed her son go unpunished, Philando Castile's mother is speaking out. "The system continues to fail black people, and it will continue to fail you all". Circumstances of the shooting led to weeks of protests a year ago in St. Paul and the adjoining city of Minneapolis, and fueled a national debate about the appropriate use of force by police against racial minorities.



Supreme Court says public money can go to churches

The state denied the church a partial reimbursement grant for rubberized playground surface material made from recycled tires exclusively because a church runs the preschool, even though the only objective of the grant program is to improve children's safety.


US F-15 Fighter Jet Shoots Down Assad Regime Drone in Syria

US F-15 Fighter Jet Shoots Down Assad Regime Drone in Syria

The U.S. -led coalition fighting the Islamic State militant group said the U.S. fighter jet shot down the drone "after it displayed hostile intent" while approaching a military camp near the Syria-Jordan border. Australian reconnaissance and refueling tanks have operated there and have been moved out of Syrian airspace, paralleling what the United States and other coalition members have done at a time of increased tensions between the United States and the Assad government and its Iranian ...



Heavy rain possible as remnant of Cindy moves through

Forecasters also are checking damage elsewhere in central and southern Alabama to determine whether tornadoes struck there. Cindy, already blamed for one death in Alabama, made landfall in southwestern Louisiana early Thursday . National Weather Service officials said remnants continue to move northward with winds about 10 to 15 miles per hour. Crews in Memphis cleared storm drains Thursday to help prevent flooding.


Emergency brakes went on before NYC derailment

Emergency brakes went on before NYC derailment

Service on the A, B, C and D lines has been suspended until the investigation is completed. He says seven people sustained minor injuries, mostly smoke inhalation. Three injuries were reported as a result of the incident in NY, but they were not life-threatening. Emergency personnel have responded to a Manhattan subway station where passengers were reporting smoke and a loss of power.


Dawgs add commitment from five-star running back

Dawgs add commitment from five-star running back

Scotland County's Zamir White , the nation's top-ranked recruit at running back, is set to announce his college decision at noon today at the school. 6 overall recruit, according to 247sports' composite rankings . In the 2015 season, White ran for 2,159 yards and 41 touchdowns. White's high school highlight reel shows off his unique blend of size and speed that's reminiscent of Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl.