Synthetic pot laced with opioid behind Connecticut mass overdose

VIDEO: 3 arrested in K2 overdoses in New Haven WFSB - Hartford, CT Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Authorities say at least 71 people near Yale University in Connecticut overdosed after smoking synthetic marijuana laced with what they believe was a powerful opioid. The first overdoses were reported Tuesday evening at the New Haven Green park, [...]

2018-08-16T14:58:44+00:00August 16th, 2018|

Florida International University releases video of Miami bridge collapse

Web Video Extra: FIU Releases New Time Lapse Video Of Bridge Collapse CBS Miami Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Miami's Florida International University released time-lapse videos of the bridge collapse on its campus that killed six people in March, as well as the days leading up to the incident. The bridge collapsed on March 15, days [...]

2018-08-16T14:41:40+00:00August 16th, 2018|

Grand jury accuses more than 300 Pennsylvania clergy of abuse

- Six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania systematically covered up the sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children by hundreds of clergymen over the past seven decades, a grand jury report released Tuesday said. The comprehensive investigation determined officials within the Roman Catholic Church regularly put the institution above the interests of the victims. The grand [...]

2018-08-15T11:50:08+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Replacements for Ryan emerge in Wisconsin,…

-- Voters in Wisconsin determined which candidates will be on the ballot to replace retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan as four states held primary elections Wednesday. Businessman Bryan Steil, who was endorsed by Ryan, won the six-way race with about 50 percent of the vote and will face off against Democrat Randy Bryce who handily [...]

2018-08-15T11:47:19+00:00August 15th, 2018|

Bank VP: CEO pushed Manafort loans despite faulty application

A banker who approved $16 million in loans for Paul Manafort said Monday he wouldn't have done so if the bank's CEO hadn't pressured him during testimony on Day 10 of the former Trump campaign chairman's bank fraud trial. Federal Savings Bank Vice President Jim Brennan said he knew Manafort lied about his finances when [...]

2018-08-14T12:21:29+00:00August 14th, 2018|

FBI agent Strzok, who criticized Trump in text messages, is fired

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who came under fire by Republicans for sending text messages that disparaged Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, was dismissed from the bureau late Friday, his attorney said on Monday. Strzok is the third high-ranking person to be fired from the FBI during the Trump administration, including [...]

2018-08-13T19:13:44+00:00August 13th, 2018|

FBI agent, former Mueller investigator Peter Strzok fired

-- Peter Strzok, an FBI veteran who helped investigate potential Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential campaign, was fired by the bureau Monday, his lawyer said. FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich ordered the firing on Friday, attorney Aitan Goelman said. The termination occurred even though the FBI office that handles discipline decided that Strzok [...]

2018-08-13T19:08:38+00:00August 13th, 2018|

Mexican restaurant faces social media backlash for serving Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on July 18. On Friday, a restaurant owner in Houston faced criticism for serving Sessions during a recent visit. Photo by Olivier Douliery/UPI | License Photo Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The owner of a popular Mexican restaurant in Houston [...]

2018-08-13T13:55:48+00:00August 13th, 2018|

Baltimore police officer suspended after video of beating goes viral

AdibyNews: Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A Baltimore police officer has been suspended after a video that shows him severely beating a man went viral over the weekend. Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle said he was "deeply disturbed" by the video and said the incident is under investigation. "While I have an expectation that officers are [...]

2018-08-13T12:15:18+00:00August 13th, 2018|

California Holy Fire rages on, burns more than 21,000 acres

People near the Glen Ivy Hot Springs resort watch flames from the Holy Fire in Corona, Calif. on Friday. The fire, which has spread to more than 21,000 acres and displaced 20,000 people, was only 29 percent contained Saturday. Photo by David McNew/EPA-EFE Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Brushy, drylands in California between Orange and Riverside [...]

2018-08-13T00:11:53+00:00August 13th, 2018|