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Temper tantrum will not stop FBI probe

Thursday, April 19, 2018|2 a.m.

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President Donald Trump’s current declaration that “they broke into” the office of one of his private lawyers which it was an attack “on our nation” is a continuation of his continuous misstatement of reality. “They” executed a valid search warrant in connection with an examination into whether Trump, his project and his administration have been associated with misdeed surrounding Russian disturbance in the 2016 election, and whether he obstructed justice by disrupting the examination and any other associated criminal activities.

This was the rule of law, the guiding principle of our republic in action, proving again that no man is above the law. No amount of temper tantrum and whining will alleviate Trump from the examination being applied by this investigative process.

Sandoval orders flags at half-staff to honor Barbara Bush

Think looked for in sexual assault at east valley company

Prior to a sexual attack at an east valley organisation Monday, a man walked into the shop, browsed and asked the victim if anyone else existed, according to City Cops.

The suspect’s entryway was recorded on video, and authorities have released the footage in an effort to identify him.

Officers were dispatched quickly before 5 p.m. to the 4100 block of South Sandhill Road, near Flaming Road, where they discovered the victim, authorities said.

The suspect, who lacked the store after the attack, got away in a white sedan, police stated.

Anybody with information is asked to call City at 702-828-3421 or to remain anonymous, Criminal activity Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at crimestoppersofnv.com.

Middle class is being robbed

Wednesday, April 18, 2018|2 a.m.

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The April 9 letter, “Tax cuts are valued,” is a marvel of mediocrity. The disgraceful and sordid history of trickle-down economics has apparently left the letter writer none the better. I suggest he check out “The Politics of Rich and Poor,” which clearly describes the essentials of how the middle class is being robbed and how wealth is methodically moved to corporations. He will discover how corporate lobbyists protected hefty tax breaks from Congress and after that ship their earnings overseas or buy overseas tax shelters. Deregulation and obscene tax cuts have provided these greedy anti-American conglomerates unchecked power– and political leaders are funded from corporate coffers, so they can not regulate (bite) the hand that feeds them.

American workers are not even getting the crumbs, to say nothing of how we are being stripped of medical insurance. Exploitation is a sin. Anybody who promotes this exploitation and benefits from it is guilty of making countless lives unpleasant and hopeless.

CCSD teachers being neglected

Wednesday, April 18, 2018|2 a.m.

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An April 10 story in the Review-Journal kept in mind that the Clark County School District “has not increased contributions for health care since 2008, aside from a one-time payment in 2016. The district has actually countered that the union has opted to put recently available funds towards teacher wages rather than health care protection in contract talks.”

What new funds? Is CCSD implying that teachers should need to pick in between health care and raises? There have actually been 2 years in the past decade that instructors got decent raises in Clark County, and there were no cost-of-living raises for seven years in a row.

In 2011, the number of trainees scoring the optimum rating on the Advanced Placement Calculus AB test at Arbor View High School increased from one to 11, and the overall variety of passing scores increased from 7 to 24. The instructor got a pay cut for those results therefore did each teacher in CCSD that year.

While CCSD is being acknowledged nationally for its AP ratings, it is trying to prevent the decision of an equally decideded upon arbitrator to pay teachers their assured raises.

Nevada has some of the most affordable per-pupil financing in the country. West Virginia and Oklahoma are raising their funding, and other states like Arizona are not far behind. CCSD should be battling to advertise this fact rather of decimating the morale of instructors who have some of the largest class sizes in the United States.

Light snow puts out fire at previous nuclear test site

Tuesday, April 17, 2018|10:45 a.m.

Authorities say a small wildfire burning in a remote part of a previous national nuclear proving ground northwest of Las Vegas appears to be out after over night snowfall covered the location.

Nevada National Security Site spokesman Darwin Morgan said the fire burned more 200 acres in a remote area Monday and teams today were examining the site for any hotspots.

Morgan says the fire appears to have actually been caused when strong winds downed a power line.

He says no structures neighbored and no radioactively contaminated locations were impacted.

No injuries were reported.

More than 1,000 nuclear detonations took place at the test site from 1951 to 1992. The location now hosts non-nuclear experiments and security training.

Former Minnesota FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking to media

Tuesday, April 17, 2018|11:56 a.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.– A former Minnesota FBI counterterrorism representative who was captured in a Justice Department crackdown has actually pleaded guilty to dripping categorized documents to a national media organization.

Terry J. Albury appeared in federal court in St. Paul on Tuesday on 2 counts of unapproved disclosure or retention of national defense information. The administration of President Donald Trump has made prosecuting civil servant who leak sensitive info to the media a high priority.

Albury was accused of sharing documents with an unnamed online wire service. One document from 2011 associates with how the FBI evaluates personal informants. The date on one file and its subject matter referred a story posted by The Intercept in 2015.

Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for Weinstein scandal

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Hiroko Masuike/The New York City Times/ AP Starting 3rd from left, New york city Times staff authors Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, senior enterprise editor Rebecca Corbett and reporter Cara Buckley celebrate with associates in the newsroom in New york city after the group they led won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service on Monday, April 16, 2018. The Times shared the reward with Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker for their reporting on unwanted sexual advances that introduced a reckoning about the treatment of women by powerful guys in the uppermost ranks of Hollywood, politics, media and technology.

Monday, April 16, 2018|3:21 p.m.

NEW YORK– The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for breaking the Harvey Weinstein scandal with reporting that galvanized the #MeToo motion and set off a worldwide reckoning over sexual misconduct in the office.

The Times and The Washington Post took the award in the national reporting classification for their protection of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and contacts between President Donald Trump’s project and Russian officials.

Journalism Democrat of Santa Rosa, California, received the breaking news reporting award for protection of the wildfires that swept through California wine country last fall, killing 44 people and ruining countless houses.

The Washington Post also won the investigative reporting reward for exposing decades-old claims of sexual misconduct against Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. The Republican politician former judge rejected the accusations, however they figured heavily in Doug Jones’ victory as the first Democrat elected to the Senate from the state in decades.

One of the most significant surprises of the day came in the non-journalism categories when rap star Kendrick Lamar was awarded the Pulitzer for music, ending up being the first non-classical or non-jazz artist to win the reward.

The Pulitzers, American journalism’s most prestigious awards, reflected a year of unrelenting news and unmatched challenges for U.S. media, as Trump consistently branded reporting “phony news” and called reporters “the opponent of individuals.”

The New York Times won 3 Pulitzers and The Washington and Reuters got 2 apiece.

In announcing the journalism rewards, Pulitzer administrator Dana Canedy stated the winners “support the highest purpose of a complimentary and independent press, even in the most trying of times.”

” Their work is genuine news of the highest order, performed nobly, as journalism was constantly meant, without fear or favor,” she said.

A string of stories in The Times and The Washington Post shined a light on Russian interference in the presidential election and its possible connections to the Trump campaign and transition– ties now under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. The president has called the examination a “witch hunt.”

The Pulitzer judges commended the two newspapers for “deeply sourced, non-stop reported protection in the public interest.”

In stories that appeared within days of each other in October, The Times and The New Yorker reported that film mogul Weinstein faced accusations of unwanted sexual advances and attack from a wide variety of women in Hollywood and had actually privately paid settlements to keep the claims from ending up being public.

The Pulitzer judges said The Times’ Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow produced “explosive, impactful journalism that exposed powerful and rich sexual predators” and forced the problem of sexual assault into the open.

” Individuals have been saying for decades that this kind of habits is endemic in society,” New Yorker editor David Remnick stated Monday, adding that he hoped the stories would “help not just bring it to light but alter the culture.”

Weinstein was ousted from the studio he co-founded and now deals with criminal examinations in New York and Los Angeles. He has actually excused “the method I have actually acted with colleagues in the past” but denied any non-consensual sexual contact.

The stories’ impact spread beyond Weinstein to accusations against other effective males in entertainment, politics and other fields, falling such figures as “Today” program host Matt Lauer, actor Kevin Spacey, newsman Charlie Rose and Sen. Al Franken. Males and female, popular or not, have discussed their own experiences with sexual harassment and assault in exactly what has ended up being referred to as the #MeToo motion.

” This moment gets called a numeration, however we just started informing the truth about old abuses of power,” Farrow tweeted Monday.

Weinstein spokesperson Holly Baird decreased to discuss the Pulitzer other than to recommend comparable recognition ought to be provided to Tarana Burke, an activist who founded the #MeToo movement on Twitter about a decade back to raise awareness of sexual violence.

In other categories, the Arizona Republic and USA Today Network won the explanatory reporting reward for a multi-format take a look at the obstacles and consequences of developing the Mexican border wall that was a focal point of Trump’s campaign. The project consisted of video footage from a helicopter flight along the whole 2,000-mile border.

The regional reporting award went to The Cincinnati Enquirer for exactly what the judges called “a riveting and insightful” narrative and video about the heroin epidemic in the location. More than 4 lots reporters and photographers dove into the drug’s toll over one week.

Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato of Reuters won the worldwide reporting award for their protection of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s lethal crackdown on drugs, and the news company’s photographers received the function photography reward for their images of the plight of Rohingya refugees who have actually fled Myanmar.

The breaking news photography award went to Ryan Kelly of The Daily Development of Charlottesville, Virginia, who recorded the minute a cars and truck raked into counter-protesters showing versus a white nationalist rally in the college town. The automobile eliminated counter-demonstrator Heather Heyer.

Kelly made the photo on his last day at the newspaper prior to moving on to a task at a brewery. In a text Monday, Kelly explained the prize as an “incredible honor” however included: “Primarily I’m still sad for Heather Heyer’s family and everybody else who was impacted by that terrible violence.”

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, a freelance author for GQ magazine, took the function composing award for a profile of Dylann Roofing, the avowed white supremacist founded guilty of eliminating 9 black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina.

The commentary award went to John Archibald of Alabama Media Group in Birmingham, Alabama, for pieces on politics, ladies’s rights and other subjects. Art critic Jerry Saltz of New York magazine won the criticism award.

Andie Dominick of The Des Moines Register received the editorial composing prize for pieces about the repercussions of privatizing Iowa’s administration of Medicaid.

Freelance author Jake Halpern and self-employed cartoonist Michael Sloan were awarded the editorial cartooning prize for a graphic story in The New York Times about a family of refugees fearing deportation.

The Pulitzers were announced at Columbia University, which administers the prizes. This is the 102nd year of the contest, developed by paper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.

Winners of the public service award get a gold medal; the other awards carry a prize of $15,000 each.

Associated Press authors Justin Lynch and Colleen Long in New York City and Ben Finley in Norfolk, Virginia, contributed to this report.

U.S. states California declines proposed border tasks for troops

Monday, April 16, 2018|3:25 p.m.

SAN DIEGO– The Trump administration said Monday that California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected regards to the National Guard’s initial release to the Mexican border, however a state authorities stated absolutely nothing was decided.

“The guv figured out that what we requested is unsupportable, but we will have other models,” Ronald Vitiello, U.S. Customs and Border Defense’s acting deputy commissioner, informed reporters in Washington.

Brown generated uncommon and effusive praise from President Donald Trump last week for vowing 400 troops to the Guard’s 3rd large-scale border objective because 2006.

But the Democratic guv conditioned his dedication on soldiers having nothing to do with immigration enforcement, even in a supporting function.

Brown’s announcement last week did not resolve what particular tasks the California Guard would and would not do and how state officials would identify work related to migration from other elements of border enforcement, such as combating criminal gangs and drug and weapon smuggling.

Vitiello said the guv chose California will decline regards to an initial troop rollout for the state that resembled prepare for the other 3 border states, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. He said California may take part in other manner ins which must still be exercised.

Inning accordance with 2 U.S. authorities, the initial tasks for troops consist of fixing and keeping lorries, utilizing remote-control security cams to report suspicious activity to U.S. Border Patrol representatives, operating radios and providing “objective support,” which can include clerical work, purchasing gas and managing payrolls. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of privacy because they were not authorized to go over the matter.

California National Guard representative Lt. Col. Thomas Keegan stated “state officials have actually not turned down anything” given that Brown proposed an official arrangement Wednesday with the Homeland Security and Defense Departments that restricts any participation in migration.

“The federal government has not yet reacted,” Keegan stated in an emailed statement.

Memorial held for Thunderbirds pilot eliminated in crash

Monday, April 16, 2018|9:29 a.m.

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Maj. Stephen Del Bagno SANTA CLARITA, Calif.– Fighter jets flew overhead in the missing-man formation during a Southern California memorial for a U.S. Flying force Thunderbirds pilot who was eliminated in a crash throughout training.

Household, good friends and fellow pilots remembered Maj. Stephen Del Bagno during the gathering Sunday at Saugus High School, his alma mater.

His dad, Joe, mentioned Del Bagno’s pride in becoming part of the Flying force and a fellow member of the flight demonstration group praised his abilities.

The 34-year-old Del Bagno died April 4 when his F-16 Combating Falcon known as Thunderbird 4 crashed in the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Nellis Air Force Base.

Del Bagno’s name will be contributed to a wall at his high school that honors heroes.