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Alaska Voters Latest to Reject an Anti-Transgender Law

Alaska vote rejects anti-transgender

Within the span of a single year, major anti-transgender efforts have failed across the continental United States, and now in Anchorage, Alaska.

Ballot initiative Proposition 1—which would have defined “sex” based on “original birth certificate” and restricted restroom usage in municipal buildings accordingly—failed to win over Anchorage voters this week.

Those who voted in person on Tuesday said “no” to Prop 1 by a margin of 54 percent to 46 percent, leading LGBT advocacy group Fair Anchorage to be “hopeful” for a win once all the mail-in ballots were counted. Throughout the week, as the remainder of the ballots were tallied, that margin shrunk slightly but then held stable.


DOJ dismisses Nunes demand for Trump-Russia document

Nunes dmand for records dismissed by DOJ

The Department of Justice on Friday dismissed Rep. Devin Nunes demand for an unredacted copy of the document that initiated the FBI’s investigation of links between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign.

In a letter released Friday, the Justice Department reaffirmed their and the FBI’s response to House Intelligence Committees inquiries regarding the document.

Nunes, who is the House Intelligence Committee chairman, on Thursday sent a letter to the Justice Department demanding an unredacted copy of that document.




Arizona, Texas send 400 troops to border after Trump's call

Arizona, Texas send 400 National Guard troops to borderArizona and Texas announced Friday that they would send 400 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border by next week in response to President Donald Trump's call for troops to fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said about 150 Guard members would deploy next week. And the Texas National Guard said it was already sending Guardsmen to the border, with plans to place 250 troops there in the next 72 hours as an "initial surge," according to a Guard spokesman. Two helicopters lifted off Friday night from Austin, the state capital, to head south.


Ford recalls 350,000 trucks, SUVs over transmission problem

Ford recalls 350,000 trucks and SUV's Ford announced two safety recalls Friday affecting about 350,000 of its popular-selling pickups and full-size sport-utility vehicles.

The automaker said the recalls affect 2018 model year F-150 pickups, F-650 and F-750 utility trucks and Expedition SUVs.

The first recall affects nearly 350,000 F-150 and Expedition models with 10-speed automatic transmissions, as well as F-650 and F-750 models with six-speed transmissions. The vehicles were built at Ford truck plants in Dearborn, Mich., Kansas City, Kentucky and Ohio.


Several dead after van crashes into pedestrians in German city of Muenster

Van crashes into pedestrians in Germany

Several people were killed Saturday when a van drove into a crowd of pedestrians in the German city of Muenster, local police said.

Muenster police said on Twitter that there are "deaths and injuries" and called on people to stay out of the area.

The German news agency dpa quoted police as saying the driver of the car killed himself.

The Rheinsche Post quoted police sources as saying as many as 3 people were killed.

The driver plowed into a crowd of people gathered around the Kiepenkerl statue in Muenster's historic old town, according to Der Spiegel, the German magazine.


Canada police say 14 dead after hockey bus crash

14 hockey team members and coach die in bus crashCanadian police said early Saturday 14 people were killed and 14 people were injured after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in Western Canada.

Police say there were 28 people, including the driver, on board the bus of the Humboldt Broncos team when the crash occurred around 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 35 in Saskatchewan.

"We can now confirm fourteen people have died as a result of this collision," The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a release early Saturday.


Palestinian journalist dies after being shot by Israeli forces

Palestinian journalist shot dead by Israelis

A Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli forces during a mass demonstration along the Gaza border has died of his wounds.

Yaser Murtaja, a photographer with the Gaza-based Ain Media agency, was shot in the stomach in Khuza'a in the south of the Gaza Strip on Friday, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

Murtaja, 30, was hit despite wearing a blue flak jacket marked with the word "press", indicating he was a journalist.

Hosam Salem, a photographer at the scene of the incident, told Al Jazeera on Friday that he witnessed Murtaja drop to the ground after being shot by Israeli forces.


McKesson accused of skimming profit, harming patients

McKesson accused of mishandling cancer drugOmni Healthcare is suing wholesale drug distributor McKesson Corp. on behalf of the federal government and 30 states for allegedly repackaging cancer drugs from single-use vials at the expense of the government and patients.

McKesson is one of the largest pharmaceutical distributors in the country and is accused of violating the False Claims Act. The lawsuit, filed late Tuesday afternoon in New York federal court, alleges McKesson repackaged the "overfill" from vials of Aloxi, Procrit and other oncology drugs into non-sterile syringes and sold them to cancer centers, medical practices and physicians. The providers would then bill the government for the drugs.


U.S. sanctions ensnare Russians with ties to Trump world

US sanctions ensnare Russians with Trump tries

The United States imposed new economic sanctions on senior Russian politicians, companies and business leaders Friday, citing a list of complaints against Moscow that included its attempts to undermine Western democracies and recurring cyber offensives.

The sanctions target 17 Russian government officials, a state-owned weapons trading company and seven so-called oligarchs. Several individuals on the list have close ties to Russian President Vladi­mir Putin.


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