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Washington state officer shot and killed while pursuing driver

Washington state officer shot and killed while pursuing driver

A Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot and killed and another officer was injured after a driver they were pursuing got out of the car and began shooting, the sheriff’s office said. The deputy and Kittitas police officer attempted to stop a vehicle they had received a complaint about Tuesday night, the Kittitas County Sheriff’s…MORE

A huge fire at a Texas chemical plant is out, 4 days after it started

A huge fire at a Texas chemical plant is out, 4 days after it started

A fire that burned over four days at a petrochemical plant in suburban Houston was finally extinguished Wednesday. “As of 3 a.m. today the firefighting crews on the scene of the ITC Tank Farm Fire are reporting that all tank fires have been extinguished,” Intercontinental Terminals Company said in a news release. “Crews continue to…MORE

Another migrant has died in CBP custody – the 4th in recent months

Another migrant has died in CBP custody – the 4th in recent months

A 40-year-old Mexican migrant died in custody of the US Customs and Border Protection on Monday, the fourth known person to die in its custody in recent months. The man died at Las Palmas Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, after being apprehended by CBP agents for illegal re-entry early Sunday morning, according to a…MORE

Hawaii could become the first state to ban most plastics at restaurants

Hawaii could become the first state to ban most plastics at restaurants

While the Trump administration rolled back environmental protections, Hawaii has doubled down on them. The Aloha State has passed ambitious laws to curb environmental damage, including banning certain sunscreens that can harm coral reefs and committing to the Paris climate accord’s goals. Now Hawaiian lawmakers are trying to get rid of single-use plastics in eateries…MORE

West Virginia attorney general sues Catholic bishop, saying he ‘knowingly employed pedophiles’

West Virginia attorney general sues Catholic bishop, saying he ‘knowingly employed pedophiles’

West Virginia’s attorney general has sued the state’s diocese and former bishop, saying they “knowingly employed pedophiles” while failing to alert parents about potential risks at Catholic schools and other activities. “Parents who pay and entrust the Wheeling-Charleston diocese and its schools to educate and care for their children deserve full transparency,” Attorney General Patrick…MORE

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