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U.S. influenza season off to an early start; prevalent in 7 states


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In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, an influenza vaccine injection is administered at the Brownsville Occasions Center by a pharmacist in Brownsville, Texas.

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017|10:01 a.m.

NEW YORK– This year’s influenza season is off to a flying start therefore far it appears to be dominated by a nasty bug.

Health authorities say the flu vaccine appears well matched to the infections making people sick, but it’s too early to tell how bad this season will be. The primary influenza bug this season tends to cause more deaths and hospitalizations and vaccines tend not to work also against this type.

Influenza began picking up last month. By the end of recently, seven states reported widespread flu activity: Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Virginia.

The majority of influenza seasons don’t truly start till around Christmas. That’s how last year’s influenza season played out.

The Centers for Illness Control and Prevention reported the latest information Friday.

Metro intending to remove pharmacy burglary ring


METRO AUTHORITIES This burglar is seen throughout a pharmacy heist.

City Authorities are aiming to determine a ring of suspects they state has robbed at least 20 Las Vegas-area pharmacies, stealing prescription drugs such as oxycodone, codeine and Xanax.

The break-ins started in Might, and the group is thought to be linked to more than 20 robberies, police stated Thursday.

Each incident has involved two or 3 suspects breaking or spying open glass doors of the unknown locations, police said.

As soon as inside, the heavily concealed wrongdoers head to the prescription drugs location and empty them into trash bin, police stated. They right away leave in a waiting lorry.

Images released by City reveal the suspects, who cover their confront with masks or hooded sweatshirts, wearing dark clothing and gloves.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call police at 702-828-4809. To stay anonymous, contact Criminal activity Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or

Fatal accident involving motorcycle, limousine closes Las Vegas Boulevard

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017|7:10 p.m.

City Authorities are examining a fatal crash in between a bike and a limousine on Las Vegas Boulevard, just south of the Strip, according to Lt. Patricia Cervantes.

First responders were dispatched about 5:15 p.m. to the northbound lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard at Russell Roadway, inning accordance with Cervantes and dispatch logs.

Las Vegas Boulevard was shut down in both instructions from Sundown Road to Russell, inning accordance with the Regional Transport Commission of Southern Nevada.

Further details were not instantly available.

What is Trump so desperate to cover up?

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017|2 a.m.

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We understand that President Donald Trump and his campaign either conspired with the Russian effort to undermine U.S. democracy or tried mightily to do so. We know that Trump has obviously blocked justice to attempt to stop investigation into exactly what occurred. Exactly what we have no idea is whether Congress, in the end, will do its sworn responsibility to safeguard the Constitution.

We also do not know exactly what else unique counsel Robert Mueller may have discovered, especially about the Trump family’s worldwide monetary transactions. Or exactly what Mueller might be gaining from Trump’s former national security consultant, Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI and is complying with detectives. Or how far Trump, who is progressively frenzied, may yet go to squash the Mueller probe.

It is true that there is no federal statute against “collusion.” However a particular law is not essential for citizens and their representatives in Congress to make a judgment: Is it acceptable for a governmental candidate and officials of his campaign to motivate an adversarial foreign power’s efforts to meddle in the United States election procedure– and then seek to reward that foreign power by relieving sanctions? Yes or no?

I’m no fan of conspiracy theories, which normally break down under analysis; and I’m not thinking about bring water for the Democratic Party, which should have had the ability to beat Trump, who was manifestly unqualified and unfit, no matter exactly what the Russians did. However exactly what we have learned thus far is truly stunning.

Last July, Trump issued a public plea: “I will tell you this, Russia: If you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” He was describing erased material from the private email server Hillary Clinton used when she was secretary of state. Formerly, inning accordance with U.S. intelligence officials, state-sponsored Russian hackers had acquired thousands of personal e-mails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, and the product was being launched in a manner plainly planned to harm the Clinton project.

We now understand that in June, 3 of the most essential figures in the Trump project– Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr.; his son-in-law, Jared Kushner; and his project chairman, Paul Manafort– had eagerly met a Kremlin-tied legal representative who promised to share damaging information the Russian government had on Clinton. We likewise understand that in April, another go-between had actually guaranteed Trump foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos “countless emails” containing “dirt” on Clinton.

Did anyone report these dubious approaches to the FBI? No.

We know that in the last days of the campaign, Russian cyberwarriors targeted the social networks accounts of possible Trump citizens in crucial states. We do not yet know how they intended their propaganda so properly.

We have actually learned, however, that after the election, the Trump shift team actively undermined sanctions that President Barack Obama had actually imposed on Russia for its election disturbance. Flynn talked about relaxing the sanctions with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak– then lied about it to the FBI. Shift consultant K.T. McFarland wrote in an email that the sanctions would make it harder for Trump to enhance relations with Russia, “which has just tossed the U.S.A. election to him.” The White Home states McFarland meant only that Democrats would claim Russia had actually tossed the election to Trump.

And we know that members of the Trump campaign’s inner circle consistently cannot disclose their meetings with Russian officials and emissaries. There is a pattern of habits here. It might or may not be prohibited, however it is certainly stunning and undesirable.

When it comes to blockage of justice, Trump tweeted Saturday that “I needed to fire General Flynn since he lied to the Vice President and the FBI.”

This shows the president understood Flynn had actually dedicated a criminal offense prior to meeting FBI director James Comey and, according to Comey, advising him to drop the Flynn investigation. Trump later fired Comey, informing NBC’s Lester Holt that the factor was the Russia probe. Trump has actually supposedly hectored other administration authorities and members of Congress to stop examining the Russia connection.

Among Trump’s legal representatives, John Dowd, claimed that he, not Trump, authored that incriminating tweet. He later on argued to Axios’s Mike Allen that the president “can not block justice since he is the chief law enforcement officer” under the Constitution.

With Flynn now cooperating, Mueller’s investigation gets in a brand-new phase. But let’s not forget the huge picture. Ask yourself a common-sense question: If absolutely nothing wrong occurred with Russia during the campaign, why is Trump so desperate to cover it up?

Eugene Robinson is a writer for The Washington Post.

Trump copies Putin strategy

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017|2 a.m.

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Vladimir Putin has actually cracked down on foreign reporters in Russia with a brand-new law that treats them as foreign representatives. As such, they could be hammered for reporting news that the Kremlin does not like.

An ardent fan of Putin, Donald Trump followed suit with a Twitter tirade against the First Amendment, with CNN particularly in his sights.

The president is obsessed with “phony news.” The term phony ways something not true or real. To Trump, it indicates any news that he does not like. He ranted about how CNN did a poor job representing the United States on the world phase. It is the president’s task to represent the nation to the world by telling the truth.

The media cover numerous wars, catastrophes, famines and genocides on the worldwide scene. The damage that governments may do in those locations is greater than the advantages they can provide in good times. Dictatorial federal governments seeing Trump attacking our journalists might choose to do damage to any reporter.

Trump utilizes people, and his support for journalists depends just on excellent press for him. If he hinders truths, he is putting his own personality above the look for reality. He constantly screens details to flatter his own ego.

He justifies his own misdeeds by mentioning those of others.

The male can not hold two opposing concepts in his head at one time. The more we see him face reality, the more we see how little he understands government, stability and leadership.

He can not navigate the crosswinds of opposing concepts to determine which perspective is better suited.

We are winding up with a myriad of bad choices.

79-foot Montana Christmas tree lit outside U.S. Capitol


Andrew Harnik/ AP The 2017 Capitol Christmas Tree is lit on the West Yard of the United States Capitol, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington.

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017|3:53 p.m.

WASHINGTON– A Christmas tree that was transported more than 3,600 miles (5,793 kilometers) from Montana’s Kootenai National park has been lit on the West Yard of the United States Capitol.

Ridley Brandmayr, an 11-year-old Bozeman boy, lit the 79-foot (24-meter) tree during a ceremony Wednesday evening. The Engelmann Spruce was cut in November and functions 12,500 handmade accessories.

The custom started in 1964 when Speaker of your house John McCormack placed a live Christmas tree on the Capitol lawn. Nowadays, a different National park is chosen each year to offer “The People’s Tree.”

Montana Sen. Jon Tester selected Brandmayr to light the tree since of the young boy’s determination following a cooking area accident in which he lost the fingers on his right-hand man. Tester lost 3 fingers when he was a young boy.

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2 guys jailed in Las Vegas-area retail theft ring

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CITY POLICE Raul Cruz CITY COPS Kenneth Payne The suspects would rush out of stores with shopping carts filled with taken products including electronics and food, and one of them would use a baton or a stun weapon to intimidate anybody who faced them.

A minimum of 4 suspects in a string of at least 8 burglaries at Las Vegas and North Las Vegas stores, which started in October, stay unidentified and on the run, cops stated. Two were jailed Saturday night.

Raul Cruz, 26, and getaway motorist Kenneth Payne, 30, were collared throughout a burglary at an organisation in the 8600 block of West Charleston Boulevard, near Durango Drive, cops said. Employees had actually recognized the suspects from report.

Staff members of the shop called 911 about 8 p.m. at some point after the alleged thieves arrived at the business and started packing shopping carts, authorities said. An employee confronted them as they headed toward a back exit, but Cruz threatened the employee with a baton, inning accordance with authorities.

That’s when a City officer got here and confronted the suspects, who removed running, cops stated. That officer took Cruz into custody in a close-by area.

Payne, the getaway driver, stayed at the scene where he was detained, police said.

The robberies followed a comparable modus operandi. The suspects would pack up shopping carts and flee through fire exits at the back of the businesses and load up the taken product into a trip automobile.

If confronted, a suspect– believed to be Cruz– would threaten those who followed them with a baton or a stun weapon, police said.

Cruz and Payne were booked at the Clark County Detention Center on multiple counts of break-in with a fatal weapon, robbery, conspiracy to dedicate robbery, felony theft and conspiracy to dedicate felony theft, authorities said.

Anybody with info on the location of the unknown suspects is asked to call authorities at 702-828-3483. To remain confidential, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or

Male shot dead by storage facility manager was attempting to leave, authorities state

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City Cops Martin Maycock Associated news The live-in supervisor of a west valley self-storage center informed investigators he fired the fatal.40-caliber round since the male he ‘d just captured burglarizing a motorhome was driving a cargo van towards him.

But electronic cameras that captured the shooting program that the break-in suspect might have simply been attempting to leave in his van, far from the shooter’s path, according to City Cops.

Now the manager, 60-year-old Martin Maycock, who told detectives he ‘d recently obtained a concealed weapon permit, is imprisoned on a murder charge following the Friday night shooting.

Officers and medics were dispatched about 7:10 p.m. to the storage center, 7441 W. Lake Mead Blvd., near Buffalo Drive, and discovered a seriously wounded Jeffrey Pierre Paget sitting behind the wheel of the unregistered white cargo van he ‘d shown up in, authorities said.

He passed away shortly after reaching University Medical Center from a gunshot injury, authorities stated. The deadly round penetrated the chauffeur’s side window and entered Paget’s chest.

Maycock, who had actually been used at the location for 17 years, told detectives that he was intending on heading out to supper however first chosen to walk the property, a typical practice after current thefts there in the past months, cops said.

Maycock was walking toward his vehicle when he saw a Ford freight van parked near motorhomes, and he saw exactly what he said was a suspect aiming to break into one, police stated.

Maycock told investigators that Paget initially informed him, “This is my pal’s.” When Maycock saw Paget holding a screwdriver, Pagat told him to mind his own business.

Then came the very first shot, which Maycock stated he tried contending among the van’s tires, but missed out on. Pagat kept driving and Maycock fired the deadly round.

Tuesday evening, Maycock was still being held at the Clark County Detention Center on one count of murder with a fatal weapon, prison logs reveal. Bail was set at $25,000.

Judge leaves Nevada execution on hold, sets another hearing

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017|1:49 p.m.

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A judge left a condemned Nevada prison inmate’s execution on hold over issues about using a never-before-tried three-drug mix for Nevada’s very first execution in more than 11 years.

With the Nevada Supreme Court anticipated to evaluate the case and choose in coming months if Scott Dozier’s execution ought to continue, Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti stated Tuesday she desires composed filings on other issues.

The judge set a Jan. 17 hearing date on key questions including whether federal public defenders should continue representing Dozier.

Dozier wants his execution performed, and has actually dropped all previous appeals.

But he permitted federal public protectors to challenge the untried three-drug protocol.

Dozier has been on death row at Ely State Prison since 2007 for convictions in murders in Phoenix and Las Vegas.