Daily Archive: March 19, 2017

Mar 19

Jimmy Breslin, chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, dies

Jimmy Breslin scored one of his best-remembered interviews with President John F. Kennedy’s grave-digger and once drove straight into a riot where he was beaten to his underwear. In a writing career that spanned six decades, the columnist and author became the brash embodiment of the street-smart New Yorker, chronicling wise guys and big-city power …

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Mar 19

Sydney airline grounds 5 planes after propeller drops off

Five Regional Express Airlines passenger planes had been grounded as a precaution after a near disaster in which a propeller fell off an airliner as it approached Sydney Airport, the Australian airline said on Monday. A Saab 340 carrying 19 passengers and crew landed safely in Sydney on Friday after one its two propellers fell …

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Mar 19

Minimum-wage hikes could deepen shortage of health aides

Only 17 snowy miles from the Canadian border, Katie Bushey’s most basic needs are met by traveling health aides who come into her home to change her diapers, track her seizures, spoon-feed her fettucine Alfredo and load her wheelchair into the shower. But that’s only if someone shows up. Bushey, 32, who lost her vocal …

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Mar 19

Massachusetts panel opens hearings on recreational pot law

Massachusetts lawmakers are vowing to respect the will of the voters, but aren’t ruling out changes to the state’s recreational marijuana law. A special legislative committee that’s considering revisions to the law opens hearings at the Statehouse on Monday. Among those expected to testify are members of “Yes on 4,” the group that led the …

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Mar 19

Ryan: More help for older people needed in GOP health bill

Days before a pivotal vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday he will seek changes to a GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people. The new willingness to compromise was a bid for more support from moderate Republicans, who expressed continuing unease about the plan to replace Barack Obama’s health law …

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Mar 19

Baltimore police search for suspect in firebombing that killed 2 and injured 6

Authorities are searching for a suspect who is wanted in connection to the firebombing that devastated a home, leaving two people dead and six others injured, according to the Baltimore Police Department. The fire occurred early Saturday morning, and police said that the two who were killed were both teenagers, and among the injured are …

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Mar 19

Former NC police chief detained at JFK for 90 minutes

A former North Carolina police chief whose mother is Italian and father is Somali said Sunday that he’s disappointed with his country of 42 years after he was detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Former Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden of Alexandria, Virginia, who now works as a law enforcement consultant, said he was …

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Mar 19

President of embattled Uber leaves after 6 months on job

Jeff Jones, president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job, the company confirmed Sunday. In a brief statement, Uber didn’t say why Jones left. “We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best,” it said. Jones told the …

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Mar 19

Police chase in Pulaski County

SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ)- Two people have been arrested after a police chase that ended in Somerset Saturday night. According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, an undercover detective noticed 33-year-old Dustin Jolly trying to drive away from his home as deputies were on their way there to serve a warrant. The detective tried to pull …

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Mar 19

WATCH: Showdown brews on Capitol Hill over Trump's wiretapping claims

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