INDIANAPOLIS - The National Weather Service says at least nine tornadoes struck Indiana, damaging a school and other buildings and downing trees. It says three EF2 tornadoes with winds up to 130 mph (210 kph) struck Greene, Monroe and Rush counties during Saturday’s outbreak and an EF-1 tornado with winds reaching 100 mph (160 kph) struck the Indianapolis enclave of Beech Grove, heavily damaging the high school. Two weaker tornadoes struck elsewhere in Indianapolis and in Owen County.
June 17, 2019 18:24 UTC
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday declassified the clemency application Wilson’s lawyers filed ahead of a closed-door clemency hearing on Wednesday. Wilson’s lawyers describe a childhood characterized by abuse, neglect and instability that led him to engage in criminal behaviour that escalated as he got older. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWWhile there was enough evidence to convict him, it doesn’t support a death sentence, Wilson’s lawyers argue. Parks causing his death,” Wilson’s lawyers wrote. During the sentencing phase of Wilson’s trial, Bright told jurors “without a shred of evidence” that Wilson shot Parks, Wilson’s lawyers wrote.
June 17, 2019 18:18 UTC
Decision time is around the corner for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Five arguments against approving the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion The argument: Risk of oil spillsEnvironmentalists say it’s not a matter of if there is an oil spill, but when. — about 60 kilometres north of Kamloops — along the existing Trans Mountain pipeline. Indigenous concerns with the Trans Mountain project range from the protection of cultural sites to preserving wild fish habitat. If the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion goes ahead, tanker traffic in Burrard Inlet could increase sevenfold, dialing up the volume of vessel noise.
June 17, 2019 18:12 UTC
CAIRO - Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said. In his final comments, he continued to insist he was Egypt’s legitimate president, demanding a special tribunal, one of his defence lawyers, Kamel Madour told the Associated Press. State TV said Morsi died before he could be taken to the hospital. State TV, citing an unnamed medical source, said he died after suffering a heart attack. The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s most powerful Islamist group, won the elections held after Mubarak’s fall, considered the first free votes the country had seen.
June 17, 2019 16:18 UTC
RICHMOND, Va. - Democrats in Virginia are trying to make the public case for greater gun restrictions ahead of a special legislative session next month spurred by the fatal shooting of 12 people at a city office. Kaine discussed his experience with gun violence as a former mayor of Richmond and governor of Virginia. Lawmakers in Virginia and Congress both have opportunities to pass worthwhile gun laws, including mandating universal background checks on gun buyers, he said. Ralph Northam announced a July 9 special session in response to a mass shooting in Virginia Beach on May 31. Monday’s event was part of a broader effort by the Northam administration to build public support for a slate of gun-control legislation ahead of the special session.
June 17, 2019 16:06 UTC
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York state could soon become the 13th state to authorize driver’s licenses to immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. The state Senate will vote on the proposal Monday. Andrew Cuomo had expressed support for the measure but on Monday said he was concerned that U.S. immigration officials could use state license information to target immigrants for deportation. He said he would wait for the state attorney general’s office to weigh in before deciding whether to sign the measure. Supporters include the Business Council of New York State, the state’s largest business organization and immigrant advocates who say immigrants need licenses to get to work and complete everyday tasks.
June 17, 2019 15:56 UTC
My perception of old age is inextricably linked to my grandmother. Now that I’m 66, my personal perception — or perhaps, misperception — of old age has changed. A 2018 Michigan State University online survey of respondents ages 10 to 89 revealed that most think middle age begins at 30 — and that old age begins at, OMG, 50. “As our life spans get longer, so does our view of old age,” said Chopik. Welcome to my nonstop world that seems to somehow keep old age partially in check.
June 17, 2019 15:56 UTC
The political boundaries are important because Republicans currently control the House by a slim majority. Virginia is the only one where Democrats have a chance of flipping control of the House and Senate. The high court’s 5-4 decision was perhaps telegraphed by the fact that the justices previously allowed election planning to go forward with the new map. A lower court ruled 2-1 last year that the previous map drawn by lawmakers improperly factored race into drawing 11 of the 100 House districts. House Republicans said they are disappointed by the ruling and criticized the “shadowy organization funded by out-of-state interests” that funded the lawsuit.
June 17, 2019 14:47 UTC
Prosecutors say Harris, 29, helped Almena convert the warehouse, collect rent and schedule concerts. He testified Monday that he was a struggling tattoo artist and jewelry maker when he found a Craigslist ad offering a studio within the large warehouse for $750 per month. After moving in, he performed menial tasks such as cleaning the communal space and pooling the monthly rent to reduce his rent. He said the landlord hired an unlicensed electrician to perform electrical work at the warehouse and an auto body shop next door. When the lights went out at the warehouse, Harris said he sometimes had to call workers at the auto body shop to replace the fuse.
June 17, 2019 14:34 UTC
Airbus SE won its first order for a new longer-range model, the A321XLR, and pressed its advantage over rival Boeing Co., which is still trying to get its most-popular narrow-body back into the skies after two fatal crashes. The A321XLR could fly on trans-Atlantic routes and has a range of 4,700 nautical miles (about 8,700 kilometres). With the A321XLR — for “extra long range” — Airbus has succeeded in beating Boeing to market with a new offering for middle-distance routes, such as between central Europe and the U.S. heartland. Boeing has been weighing a $15-billion investment in a jet it calls the new midmarket airplane, or NMA. The Air Lease order includes 27 A321 XLR, 23 A321neos and 50 of the A220 jetliner that Airbus acquired from Bombardier Inc.
June 17, 2019 13:52 UTC
At least 128 people have died since the security force’s crackdown on June 3, according to the protest organizers. The military-backed authorities, however, say 61 people died, including three members of the security forces. The group representing the protesters — known as the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change — said the night rallies will begin on Tuesday and marches on Thursday. The military council rejected the idea of an international investigation, but the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry had said the council had agreed to adhere to the previous deals. It seems that the military council intends to cling to power to rule Sudan alone,” he said.
June 17, 2019 12:43 UTC
TORONTO - Shares of GMP Capital Inc. soared after the Toronto-based financial services firm agreed to sell the bulk of its capital markets business to Stifel Financial Corp. in a deal worth roughly $70 million. Stifel, based in St. Louis, Missouri, will acquire substantially all of GMP’s capital markets business excluding the U.S. cannabis sector and certain clearing businesses, it said in a statement on Monday. After the transaction closes, GMP plans to make its wealth management business the core of its growth strategy going forward. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWThe deal also excludes GMP’s 33 per cent stake in Richardson GMP Ltd, a Canadian wealth management firm. The Toronto-based firm also said Monday that its board is in talks with Richardson Financial Group Ltd., management of Richardson GMP and other stakeholders to acquire the share of the wealth management firm it does not already hold.
June 17, 2019 12:22 UTC
Trying to break a tie for the Canadian victory record for both women and men, the 21-year-old Henderson had a 19-under 197 total at Blythefield Country Club. “Of course, that’s in the back of your mind, but it’s long from over,” Henderson said. And this course, you know there’s a lot of birdies out there, so it’s going to take a low score. So, hopefully, I can just continue to hit good shots and give myself a chance for the win.”ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWPark birdied the par-5 18th for her second 65 in a row. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW“I had a good warm-up on the range, felt good about my game,” Thompson said.
June 15, 2019 23:37 UTC
The Intercept posted purported chats between then-judge Sergio Moro and ex-prosecutor Carlos Dos Santos Lima in which Moro offers strategy advice to the prosecutor in the corruption case against da Silva. The website said Moro at one point suggested the prosecutors release a statement highlighting contradictions in da Silva’s declaration. The conviction ended da Silva’s 2018 presidential run and Moro went on to become justice minister in President Jair Bolsonaro’s government. A statement from the Justice Ministry, led by Moro, said it did not recognize the authenticity of the messages. On Thursday, Bolsonaro offered words of support for his justice minister, saying Moro’s accomplishments in the sprawling Car Wash investigation have “no price.”
June 15, 2019 22:30 UTC
— Two people, including one who police believe was a child, have been found dead inside a burnt-out home in northern Alberta. RCMP say members from their detachment in Lac La Biche were called to the fire in Plamondon, a hamlet about 200 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, early Saturday. Police say a woman was airlifted to hospital, while two other people were located dead inside the home. They say they believe bodies belonged to a man and a child. The Office of the Fire Commissioner and RCMP are investigating.
June 15, 2019 22:30 UTC