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Pregnant mom of 6 killed trying to protect family from road-raging driver: cops

February 22, 2019 |

A pregnant mother of six children made the ultimate sacrifice Wednesday when she threw her body between a driver who allegedly tried to mow down the family after an argument over smoking a cigarette, reports said.
FOX News

Ex-Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling released from federal custody

February 22, 2019 |

Former Enron Corp. Chief Executive Jeffrey K. Skilling has been released from federal custody.

Skilling was discharged Thursday after serving 12 years in prison and six months in a halfway house after being convicted for his actions that led to one of the worst corporate meltdowns in history.

The…


L.A. Times – Business

Ailing Woman Was Barred From Her Own Medical Records

February 21, 2019 |

Caitlin Secrist could have died thanks to an inability to access her own medical records, but Arizona’s governor and a judge intervened in the case Wednesday. Secrist, 21, was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis in 2017. The condition could kill her, and nothing her doctors have tried—including multiple surgeries—has…
Newser

Surprise Testimony From Candidate’s Son: I Warned Dad

February 21, 2019 |

Not the usual kind of testimony heard before a state elections board: “I love my dad and I love my mom,” John Harris told North Carolina officials Wednesday. “I certainly have no vendetta against them, no family scores to settle, OK? I think they made mistakes in this process.” More…
Newser

Southwest Air stock drops on $60-million hit from U.S. government shutdown

February 21, 2019 |

Southwest Airlines Co.’s stock price slid after warning that the U.S. government shutdown hit sales harder than previously estimated.

The political stalemate that ended last month will reduce first-quarter revenue by $ 60 million as the aftereffects linger, Southwest said in a regulatory filing…


L.A. Times – Business

Anti-Brexit MPs break away from both main parties, form pro-EU Independent Group

February 20, 2019 |

A group of anti-Brexit MPs have split off from their respective parties, shaking up British politics just as the country seeks to seal its departure from the European Union next month.
FOX News

PETA Hears From Twitter After Statement on Lagerfeld’s Death

February 20, 2019 |

PETA evidently saw the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld as a fitting opportunity to make a statement about wearing fur. Not everyone agreed, People reports. Ingrid Newkirk, the organization’s president, said in a statement that Lagerfeld’s death “marks the end of an era when fur and exotic skins were…
Newser

‘Rogue’ Email From Grand Canyon Safety Chief Warns About Radiation

February 19, 2019 |

A whistleblower at Grand Canyon National Park has made a startling disclosure in what the Arizona Republic calls a “rogue” email: Three 5-gallon paint buckets of uranium ore were stored for 18 years in one of the park’s buildings, possibly exposing tourists and workers to radiation. In a Feb. 4…
Newser

Police: More than a dozen people rescued from SeaWorld ride

February 19, 2019 |

Police say more than a dozen people are trapped on a ride at SeaWorld in San Diego.
FOX News

CNN

24 bodies recovered from flooded gold mine in Zimbabwe

February 19, 2019 |

The bodies of 24 gold miners have been recovered from a flooded mine in Zimbabwe, and rescuers have pulled out eight survivors who had been trapped underground, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation reported.
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