A Reno city spokesman says minor injuries have been reported after a utilities accident caused an explosion and "partial collapse" of a dormitory building at the University of Nevada, Reno... City spokesman Jon Humbert said there were no reports of any deaths in the Friday afternoon blast at Argenta Hall. He did not have details on whether students were among the injured, but he says at least some students were inside the building at the time and emergency crews were working to get them out.
An Italian humanitarian group, barred from docking in Lampedusa, said on Friday it had refused to bring 54 migrants rescued at sea to Malta because of the distance and psychological conditions of those on board of its ship. Mediterranea Saving Humans tweeted that its ship was off Italy’s southernmost island of Lampedusa, just outside Italian territorial waters. It has been banned from entering waters under Italian jurisdiction by ministerial decree. The migrants were rescued from a rubber dinghy Thursday off Libya, AP reported.
President Donald Trump on Friday said he is looking at issuing an executive order to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
"We're thinking about doing that, we have four or fives ways we can do do it, it's one of the ways we're thinking about doing it very seriously," Trump said when asked about using an executive order to add the question. "We can start the printing (of the census forms) now and maybe do an addendum after we get a positive decision, so we're working on a lot of things, including an executive order," he added.
Paleontologists could barely contain their glee. The ancient sea monster was the nearly complete skeleton of a marine reptile known as a mosasaur, likely of the genus Tylosaurus, that lived during the dinosaur age about 70 million years ago... During that time, Alberta, Canada (where the mosasaur was found) lay underwater, covered by the Western Interior Seaway, which stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Sea.
Average hourly earnings for all employees on US private nonfarm payrolls increased by 6 cents, or 0.2 percent, to USD 27.90 in June 2019, after an upwardly revised 0.3 percent rise in the prior month and missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain... Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 4 cents, or 0.2 percent, to USD 23.43 in June.
Current state law limits noncitizen participation in party politics, but the bill, SB 288, would change that, letting noncitizens, including illegal immigrants like Dreamers, serve as state convention delegates and county committee leaders within the Democratic Party, which will allow them to be involved with party platform and other issues....
Billionaire Wang Zhenhua, who founded Future Land Development Holdings in 1996, was detained earlier this week on suspicion of having molested a minor in a Shanghai hotel, Chinese state media reported.
Future Land, which is known in China by the name of its subsidiary Seazen Holdings, issued an open letter in Chinese Friday in which it apologized for its founder's reported behavior and the "great suffering" he had caused the alleged victim and her family...
...topping the previous record set at Anchorage International Airport of 85 degrees on June 14, 1969... The unusual heat wave is expected to continue through the next week with highs about 15 to 20 degrees above average and comes as a massive heat dome has parked over the region.
In June, the nation’s civilian noninstitutionalized population, consisting of all people age 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, reached 259,037,000. Of those, 162,981,000 participated in the labor force by either holding a job or actively seeking one. The 162,981,000 who participated in the labor force equaled 62.9 percent of the 259,037,000 civilian noninstitutionalized population. That's up a tenth of a point from May's 62.8 percent participation rate.
Andrew Lightwood, 57 — who worked for the UK’s royal household at Buckingham Palace for six years — exposed himself to the boy and put his hands down the child’s pants and molested him, Cardiff Crown Court heard, according to Wales Online... Lightwood was jailed for 28 months after admitting engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and assaulting a boy by sexual touching. He was also forced to have a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years, during which he will also have to register as a sex offender, according to the report.
Harris' second-quarter fundraising figures, reported by her campaign ahead of the official Federal Elections Commission deadline, pale in comparison to Biden's $21.5 million and $24.8 million for Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana... Conspicuously missing from the Harris fundraising totals are the campaign's cash-on-hand.
agriculture specialists discovered a rare and aggressive pest—a potentially destructive type of New World army ant—during an inspection at Port Manatee in June... CBP agriculture specialists intercepted the highly unusual pest during an inspection of malangas—a starchy root vegetable common in South America—arriving in a shipment from Mexico. Eciton are a type of New World army ant with potential to cause devastation to ecosystems if left unchecked.
The 31-year-old was picked up around 3:54 a.m. Thursday just a few blocks from the embattled artist’s former studio and brought to Rush Hospital, where she was treated for the sexual assault, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Authorities had received a report over a city-wide scanner that a woman was raped by three men at a building she identified as the R&B singer’s music studio. Police confirmed the contents of the call, but said authorities have been unable to determine the exact location of the alleged assault.
The Texas senator explained that the speech was delivered prior to the Civil War, and unlike today, slavery was still present in society. “Douglass was not anti-American; he was, rightly and passionately, anti-slavery,” Cruz said, noting the conclusion to the aforementioned speech.
Accordingly, Douglass stated that despite portraying a “dark picture” of America he did not “despair of this country.” Rather, he was optimistic about the inevitable downfall of slavery.
“I, therefore, leave off where I began, with hope,” Douglass said. “While drawing encouragement from ‘the Declaration of Independence,’ the great principles it contains, and the genius of American Institutions, my spirit is also cheered by the obvious tendencies of the age.”
Mitchell Garabedian, an attorney for the man, announced in an email Friday that the suit filed June 26 in Nantucket Superior Court has been voluntarily dismissed. No reason was provided either by Garabedian or in the court filing. Garabedian said he would have no further comment... Spacey still faces a criminal charge. He has pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery in January.
The Russian military has sent a Sukhoi Su-27 twin-engine fighter aircraft to identify a US Airforce P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol plane as it was approaching the Russian state border from the Black Sea.
The Su-27 came within a safe distance from the US spy plane, forcing the Boeing-produced aircraft to “immediately” change course and turn away from the Russian border, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported Friday...
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