Archive for September 3rd, 2015

Forest Service spends a record $243 million on wildfires

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the U.S. Forest Service has spent a record $243 million battling forest fires around the country so far this fiscal year. Read more Yahoo News – Top Stories

US clerk jailed in gay marriage dispute

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

A US judge orders a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples. Read more BBC News – US & Canada

At least 14 killed as boat overloaded with migrants capsizes off Malaysia

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

By Trinna Leong KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – An overloaded wooden boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indonesian illegal immigrants sank off the coast of Malaysia on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, among them 13 women, maritime officials said. The boat, which maritime officials estimated had about 70 people aboard, had left Sabak Bernam [...]

Video suggests slain US man was armed

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Texas authorities say a new video shows that a man killed by police officers was holding what appears to be a knife when he was shot. Read more BBC News – US & Canada

AP sources: GOP seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances. Read more Yahoo News – Top Stories

Separate trials in Freddie Gray case

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

A US judge rules that six Baltimore police officers accused of causing the death of a man in their custody will stand trial separately. Read more BBC News – US & Canada