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Thousands honor departed Mormon leader at watching

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Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune/ AP Mourners cross North Temple after paying their last aspects to Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, during a public watching at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018|2:52 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY– Thousands of Mormons are paying respects to their deceased president and prophet during a public viewing in Salt Lake City that comes a day prior to the funeral service.

Church authorities stated 10,000 people had actually concerned the watching by mid-afternoon Thursday to honor Thomas S. Monson, who died Jan. 2 at age 90. He was president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for almost Ten Years.

Monson invested more than five years serving in leading church leadership councils– making him a popular face and personality to numerous generations of Mormons.

As president of the almost 16 million-member faith, Monson was thought about a prophet who led the church through discovery from God.

Danielle Cahoon says she included her family to bid farewell and experience a “unique spirit” that she gets during the viewings when church presidents pass away.

Thousands mourn 8 relative eliminated in Texas church

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Eric Gay/ AP A graveside service is held for members of the Holcombe household who were killed in the Sutherland Springs Baptist Church shooting, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the little South Texas community Sunday, Nov. 5, killing more than two lots.

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017|4:05 p.m.

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas– Three thousand people grieved 8 members of a household who were among the more than 2 dozen killed in a shooting at a little Texas church Wednesday prior to the funeral procession went to a cemetery near the site of the massacre.

Surrounding the various colored coffins, mourners released light pink and blue balloons at a graveside service for the Holcombe family in rural Wilson County.

Church member and survivor John Holcombe had invited the public to go to the funeral service of his pregnant other half, Crystal, 36, and three of her children from a previous marital relationship, Greg Hill, 13, Emily Hill, 11, and Megan Hill, 9; his moms and dads, 60-year-old Bryan and Karla Holcombe, 58; a bro, 36-year-old Marc Holcombe, and Marc’s 18-month-old daughter, Noah.

Fire marshals had to turn hundreds more individuals away from the services at an events center in Floresville, Texas, about 12 miles (19 kilometers) from the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, where the Nov. 5 shooting happened.

News reporters were disallowed from going into the event center and were being held in a pen with 2 trucks obscuring the view inside.

In an earlier Facebook post, John Holcombe thanked good friends and well-wishers for their assistance, including: “Please continue to pray for us.”

The shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, began shooting into First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs as Bryan Holcombe, an assistant pastor, rose to the pulpit. Pacing the center aisle, Kelley killed 25 people at the church, consisting of sobbing babies at point-blank variety, inning accordance with witness accounts. Authorities have put the authorities toll at 26, due to the fact that Crystal Holcombe was pregnant.

John Holcombe was managing the church’s audio-visual operations at the back of the building when gunfire emerged. He and Crystal’s 7-year-old child Evelyn escaped the barrage. Crystal’s eldest kid, 14-year-old Philip, had stayed home from church services that day.

After his rampage, Kelley ran away in a car parked near the church, pursued by a barefoot observer with an AR assault rifle and another man in a pick-up truck. The guy with the rifle shot and struck Kelley but authorities say the gunman died of exactly what seemed a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigators have stated the attack appeared to come from a domestic dispute Kelley was having with his mother-in-law, a member of the church who wasn’t present that day. Nevertheless, among the victims was Lula White, the gunman’s spouse’s 71-year-old granny.

Kelley had a history of domestic violence: He was given a bad conduct discharge from the Flying force after pleading guilty to attacking his very first partner and stepson.

Under federal law, anyone founded guilty of domestic violence can not purchase a gun. But the Flying force cannot notify federal police authorities that Kelley had been court-martialed. When he shopped weapons after his release from a military prison, his conviction was not in the database utilized to perform background checks, and the purchases went through.

In addition to those killed, another 20 people were hurt in the shooting. 8 survivors stayed hospitalized Wednesday at 2 San Antonio-area medical facilities, their conditions varying from good to vital.

Thousands march through Boston week after Virginia bloodshed

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Michael Dwyer/ Associated Press A counterprotester, left, confronts a professed advocate of President Donald Trump at a “Free Speech” rally by conservative activists on Boston Common, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Boston. Thousands of leftist counterprotesters marched through downtown Boston on Saturday, chanting anti-Nazi mottos and waving indications condemning white nationalism ahead of a rally being staged by conservative activists a week after a Virginia presentation turned deadly.

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017|10 a.m.

BOSTON– Thousands of leftist counterprotesters marched through downtown Boston on Saturday, chanting anti-Nazi mottos and waving indications condemning white nationalism as conservative activists rallied a week after a Virginia demonstration turned fatal.

Authorities Commissioner William Evans stated Friday that 500 officers– some in uniform, others undercover– were deployed to keep the two groups apart Saturday. Boston’s Democratic mayor, Marty Walsh, and Massachusetts’ Republican guv, Charlie Baker, both cautioned that extremist discontent wouldn’t be tolerated in this city famed as the cradle of American liberty.

Organizers of the midday occasion, billed as a “Free Speech Rally,” have publicly distanced themselves from the neo-Nazis, white supremacists and others who fomented violence in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. A lady was killed at that Join the Right rally, and scores of others were injured, when a car raked into counterdemonstrators.

However opponents feared that white nationalists may show up in Boston anyway, raising the specter of awful confrontations in the very first possibly large and racially charged gathering in a major U.S. city because Charlottesville.

Occasions are planned around the country, in cities including Atlanta, Dallas and New Orleans.

Walsh welcomed counterprotesters Saturday morning outside Reggie Lewis Center in the city’s Roxbury community. Counterprotesters from Black Lives Matter and other groups knocking bigotry and anti-Semitism marching from there to the Common, and another group plans to rally on the steps of the Statehouse neglecting the sprawling park.

Some counterprotesters dressed entirely in black and used bandannas over their faces. They chanted anti-Nazi and anti-fascism mottos, and waved indications that stated: “Love your neighbor,” “Withstand fascism” and “Hate never ever made U.S. great.” Others carried a big banner that checked out: “SMASH WHITE SUPREMACY.”

Boston police approximated the size of the crowd participating in the march to the Typical at about 15,000. In stark contrast, just several lots individuals have turned out for the conservative rally itself.

TELEVISION electronic cameras revealed a group of boisterous counterprotesters on the Typical chasing a guy with a Trump campaign banner and cap, shouting and swearing at him. However other counterprotesters stepped in and assisted the guy safely over a fence into the location where the conservative rally was to be staged. Black-clad counterprotesters likewise grabbed an American flag from an elderly woman’s hands, and she stumbled and was up to the ground.

The authorization provided for the rally on Boston Common included severe restrictions, consisting of a restriction on backpacks, sticks and anything that might be used as a weapon. The authorization is for 100 individuals, though an organizer has actually stated he anticipated approximately 1,000 people to participate in.

The Boston Free Speech Coalition, which arranged the occasion, said it has absolutely nothing to do with white nationalism or bigotry and its group is not connected with the Charlottesville rally organizers in any way.

“We are strictly about complimentary speech,” the group said on its Facebook page. “… we will not be offering our platform to racism or bigotry. We denounce the politics of supremacy and violence.”

But the mayor explained that a few of those invited to speak “gush hate.” Kyle Chapman, who described himself on Facebook as a “proud American nationalist,” stated he will attend.

Black Lives Matter said Friday that members from around the United States planned to march Saturday in Boston.

Walsh stated the city would do whatever is required to avoid violence started by either side. “If anybody leaves control– at all– it will be shut down,” he stated.

“We will not endure any misbehavior, violence or vandalism whatsoever,” said Evans, Boston’s top police.

Dating to 1634, Boston Common is the nation’s oldest city park. The leafy downtown park is popular with locals and travelers and has been the scene of many rallies and demonstrations for centuries.

Now working with at Amazon: Thousands of individuals in 1 day

By JOSEPH PISANI
AP Service Author

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon plans to make countless task deals in just one day as it holds a giant task fair next week at almost a dozen storage facilities across the United States

Those provided jobs on the spot will load or arrange boxes and help ship them to consumers. Almost 40,000 of the 50,000 jobs will be full-time. Most of these tasks will count towards Amazon’s formerly announced objective of adding 100,000 full-time employees by the middle of next year.

The employing spree is yet another sign of Amazon’s massive development at a time when conventional retailers are closing stores and cutting jobs.

PREPARING FOR THE VACATIONS

It’s likewise a way for Amazon to lock in employees prior to the start of the hectic holiday shopping season, when other merchants planning to work with seasonal workers. Merchants are facing a tighter task market; the country’s unemployment rate is 4.4 percent, near a 16-year low.

Same-day job offers, like Amazon is appealing, are “very uncommon,” stated Andrew Chamberlain, the primary economist at job site Glassdoor.

He said a lack of employees, plus Amazon’s fast growth, is likely why the business is trying to scoop up employees quickly.

“There are simply not as lots of readily available bodies,” Chamberlain stated. “It can be a genuine difficulty to work with.”

LABOR DEVELOPMENT

Amazon has actually long been known for investing the money it makes back into its companies. Part of that includes opening new storage facilities, or fulfillment centers, and filling them with staff members. Subsequently, Amazon has typically reported quarterly losses, even as revenue grows.

The number of full-time and part-time workers at Amazon has actually swelled from 56,000 at the end of 2011 to more than 340,000 in 2015. In roughly the same period, the variety of individuals utilized by the moms and dad business of Sears and Kmart has been slashed in half to about 140,000 workers.

Amazon plans to broaden further: It recently revealed a $13.7 billion offer to buy organic grocer Whole Foods, it added Sears’ Kenmore home appliances to its website and it’s rolling out its own ready-to-cook meal kits, taking on business such as Blue Apron.

THE DETAILS

Amazon’s stock increased $12.93, or 1 percent, to close at $1,052.80 Wednesday, after Amazon announced its plans.

Amazon Inc. stated its tasks offer health insurance, impairment insurance coverage, retirement savings strategies and company stock. Pay varies based on area, according to job posts on Amazon’s site. It is using a beginning rate of $13 an hour for a full-time task in Baltimore and $12.25 an hour for a comparable position in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The task fair will take place next Wednesday from 8 a.m. to twelve noon local time and will include trips and sessions with business agents. Task prospects will also be presented to robots and other automation technology Amazon utilizes at its warehouse operations.

The event will take place at 10 Amazon shipping sites. Besides Baltimore and Kenosha, they are Chattanooga, Tennessee; Etna, Ohio; Fall River, Massachusetts; Hebron, Kentucky; Kent, Washington; Robbinsville, New Jersey; Romeoville, Illinois and Whitestown, Indiana. Amazon will also hold occasions for part-time positions in Oklahoma City and Buffalo, New york city.

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AP author Michelle Chapman in Newark, New Jersey, added to this story.

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Thousands attend EDC at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

The Electric Daisy Carnival grounds were decorated with lit amusements and stages in the infield of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 16, 2017. (Source: aLive Coverage for Insomniac) The Electric Daisy Carnival premises were embellished with lit amusements and phases in the infield of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on

June 16, 2017.( Source: aLive Protection for Insomniac ). LAS VEGAS( FOX5)-. The Electric Daisy Carnival concluded its opening night at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday with over 130,000 in participation. Inning accordance with The Insomniac Press Team, 136,000 celebration goers took pleasure in 8 immersive phase areas, carnival rides, mobile Art Cars and musical artists from around the globe.

Las Vegas City police were also present for the opening night and said they responded to almost 450 medical calls with 29 felony narcotics-related arrests.

However, authorities also said there were no DUI arrests, related to alcohol or drugs, and no traffic deaths reported.

The EDC occasion continues Saturday night and is set up to go through June 18.

Stay with FOX5 for ongoing coverage.

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Thousands run away 2 fast-moving California wildfires

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A barn burns in Whispering Pines on Cobb Mountain, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015|7:27 a.m.

COBB, Calif. (AP)– An explosive wildfire raced throughout a number of rural neighborhoods in Northern California, charring more than 60 square miles over a matter of hours, chasing after countless people from their houses and sending out 4 firemans to the health center with second-degree burns.

The fire appeared in Lake County, about 100 miles north of San Francisco, Saturday afternoon and rapidly chewed through brush and trees parched from numerous years of dry spell, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Defense said. An unofficial variety of structures were damaged. Whole towns along with citizens along a 35-mile stretch of freeway were evacuated.

The firemans, all members of a helicopter crew, were airlifted to a health center burn system, where they were listed in steady condition, department spokesman Daniel Berlant stated.

To the east, firemans fought a blaze about 70 miles southeast of Sacramento that exploded to more than 101 square miles in four days, turning the grassy, tree-studded Sierra Nevada foothills a spooky white.

Crews enhanced containment to 20 percent by early Sunday.

The fire, which broke out on Wednesday, ruined 86 houses, 51 outbuildings and was threatening about 6,400 more.

“I lost my business– it’s all burned up– my store, my residence, 28 years of living,” said Joe Thomas, who lives near the community of Mountain Cattle ranch. “I got to begin all over. It’s depressing.”

Thomas, who runs a tractor dealer and repair service company, said he and his wife got documents, his work computer system, images and their 4 canines. But they left a goat, five ducks, six bunnies and more than 30 chickens behind.

“I turned the pens open and turned them lose. I simply couldn’t gather them up,” he said. “All we wish to do is go house. It’s miserable.”

Gov. Jerry Brown stated a state of emergency, assisting free up financing and resources in the firefight. More than 3,850 firemans were appointed to the blaze, and more we expected to join the firefight. Its cause is under investigation.

Meanwhile, brand-new evacuation orders were released Saturday for the largest wildfire in the state, threatening to sweep through an ancient grove of Giant Sequoia trees. The fire, stimulated by lightning on July 31, has charred 201 square miles, the united state Forest Service said.

Firemans cleared brush around the Grant Grove and set proposed burns to keep the flames from overrunning it. By Saturday, the backfiring and keeping track of efforts appeared to have assisted protect the valued trees, the Fresno Bee reported.

The grove is named for the looming General Grant tree that stands 268 feet tall. There are dozens of Sequoia groves in the Sierra Nevada, and some trees are 3,000 years old.

Nevada Health Co-Op to close, leaving thousands to discover brand-new insurance coverage

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Published Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015|11:25 a.m.

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The Nevada Health Co-Op, a consumer-owned and ran health plan developed under the Affordable Care Act, is failing due to the fact that of high costs, state authorities revealed Wednesday.

Customers guaranteed by the co-op will be covered through Dec. 31, said Janel Davis, spokesperson for the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange. The Board of Directors for the co-op, which got $65.9 million worth of solvency loans from the federal government, voted to stop operations reliable Jan. 1.

The co-op is among 5 insurance coverage carriers offered through the Silver State Medical insurance Exchange, which was established by the Affordable Care Act. Participants in the Nevada Health Co-Op were asked to choose other insurance coverage carriers when an open enrollment duration beings in November.

“It is with deep unhappiness that based upon difficult market conditions, the Board made an unpleasant decision to wind down operations of the Nevada co-op at the end of the year,” co-op member and Board Director Stacey Hatfield said in a statement. “Rather than spending resources on next year’s uncertain market, we would rather make sure we protect our present members. This is everything about providing the most budget-friendly, efficient health insurance and service possible.”

The co-op sent a letter late Tuesday to members alerting them of the upcoming closure, Davis said.

“With a second year of high claim expenses and restricted opportunities for brand-new investment, it has ended up being clear that the amount of development needed to offer quality care at reasonable rates will certainly be not likely in the next plan year,” Pam Egan, CEO of the co-op, said in a statement.

The not-for-profit health co-op registered 14,000 members in 2014 and had “significant growth” this year, co-op officials stated, but precise numbers were not released. Instead, the co-op kept in mind that future development forecasts weren’t big enough to continue operations.

“We appreciate the work done by NHC over the previous three years to establish and offer both individual and group medical insurance plans on and off the Exchange. Unfortunately, market conditions eventually proved more tough for them than expected,” stated Performing Insurance coverage Commissioner Amy Parks in a statement. “The choice to voluntarily wind down its operations at this time is a reflection of NHC’s ongoing focus on doing what remains in the best interests of its members. The Division of Insurance will certainly deal with NHC to continue that focus and to make sure a smooth wrap-up of its operations.”

When the next open registration period begins Nov. 1, members can pick protection with other insurance providers. Employer groups can change protection outside of open registration, so the co-op will certainly work with those groups that want to do so prior to the end of the year, authorities stated.

For protection to continue to be in effect through completion of the year, members need to continue paying premiums in accordance with their strategy guidelines, authorities said. Members can continue seeing the health insurance’s medical service providers, and claims will certainly be paid under the same terms of the plan.

Hatfield, whose family became co-op members when it first began, said she was happy to be involved with the co-op’s vision of getting rid of barriers to quality health care, allowing people to access care faster, driving down costs and improving health results.

“A big part of that vision is to responsibly secure our members, carriers, dedicated personnel and neighborhood stakeholders,” Hatfield said in a statement. “We made a hard decision, but a liable one.”

Thousands go to funeral service for slain Carson City deputy

RENO– Several thousand mourners, lots of in uniform from police from around the country, gathered right here on Thursday to pay aspects to Carson City Sheriff’s Deputy Carl Howell, eliminated in the line of duty on Saturday while reacting to a domestic violence occurrence.

Howell’s casket arrived in Reno on the back of a Carson City Fire Department firetruck, accompanied by a procession of vehicles from the capital that stretched several miles. Two helicopters belonged to the procession as well. An honor guard brought the coffin into the Reno Events Center.

Sheriff Ken Furlong said Howell, a partner and father of 4, was also a Marine and volunteer fireman.

“The warrior will certainly emerge the hero, having actually saved lives by giving up his own, that supreme sacrifice,” Furlong said.

Furlong granted Howell, 35, the Constable’s Workplace’s medal of honor at the service, which was participated in by numerous authorities, consisting of U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Howell’s fellow Carson City officers told stories and fondly remembered their colleague throughout the service.

The guy who shot Howell was Jonathan Pope, 30, who died at the scene of the domestic violence incident. Howell was taken to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center where he died of his injuries.

He is the first Carson City officer to pass away by violence in the line of responsibility in more than a century.

He is made it through by his other half Rachel and their four kids ages 7 to 12.

Carson Mayor Bob Crowell spoke directly to Howell’s partner and 4 children when he said: “Your daddy is a hero. He safeguarded us and will certainly remain in our hearts forever. We will never ever forget his sacrifice, or the pain of his loss you feel now.”

Kevin Howell, Carl’s daddy, said his boy loved to ride his motorbike and had actually prepared a journey with his wife. He stated he now plans to make that trip with his daughter-in-law.

“I desire him to rest in peace,” Kevin Howell stated. “I want him to supervise all of you. I’ll see you later on buddy.”

Howell was a nine-year veteran of the Constable’s Workplace, having begun serving his community on March 17, 2006.

According to Reno cops, who are investigating the event, Carson City deputies responded to the report of a physical domestic disturbance in between a male and female in the 4100 block of Montez Drive in east Carson City.

As deputies came to the scene, they met the lady who had visible injuries as an outcome of a fight. While examining the event, Howell aimed to meet Pope, who knew deputies had been called.

As Howell approached the door to the home, Pope appeared armed with a firearm. Pope and Howell exchanged gunfire, resulting in both males being struck. Pope was noticable dead at the scene.

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Community raises thousands for household of lady who passed away in fall

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

The Las Vegas community came together Tuesday to aid the household of a little woman who tragically fell to her death throughout a journey to Disneyland this past weekend.

Three-year-old Stephanie Martinez fell from a balcony at the Anaheim hotel where her family was remaining. Her household didn’t have actually the cash required for a funeral service or perhaps to get her body back to Las Vegas.

Nevertheless, a GoFundMe page was established to assist the family cover costs, and our community was charitable.

Stephanie’s cousin, Eddie Fraire, said the household was thinking about selling possessions to pay for the funeral. When FOX5 audiences saw the awful story, the donations started flooding in.

“We went from having $50 to having nearly $2,000 in less than an hour,” Fraire stated.

Mercedes Martinez, with MIX 94.1, was deeply influenced by the story. On Tuesday early morning, she asked her listeners to donate online or drop in a Dunkin’ Donuts area making a cash contribution.

“Prior to we even got to the area we had people awaiting us. In the span of Thirty Minutes, we had over $500. After an hour and a half we had over a thousand dollars, and that was simply in cash,” Martinez said.

Martinez, who has 2 children, said the story hit near home however shows exactly what a remarkable neighborhood exists in Las Vegas.

“It’s a shame that a disaster needs to reveal the world what Las Vegas is made from, but it holds true – we do not let our siblings or sis suffer in this town,” she said.

Fraire said the donations will permit Stephanie’s parents to grieve rather than fret about money.

“I’m just beyond delighted with the Las Vegas Valley. God bless them all,” he said.

It’s prepared for that Stephanie’s body will be flown to Las Vegas early next week and that her funeral service will certainly be held a couple of days later on. The household stated the public rates to participate in the funeral service.

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