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The 5 States with the Most Impaired Driving Deaths

Rebecca Edwards The days are getting shorter, school bells are ringing, and Labor Day weekend festivities are almost upon us. Along with the last BBQs of the season, Labor Day also brings more impaired drivers to our nation’s roads. The number one cause of death for Americans aged five to twenty-four is car crashes—and nearly one-third of fatal crashes in 2016 were caused by impaired driving. In fact, there was one alcohol-related driving fatality every 50 minutes. This is why our team decided to find out which states may have the most dangerous roads this Labor Day weekend. We used National Highway…
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Cranston Police Announce No Further Charges in Death of Knox, the English Bulldog

Colonel Michael Winquist, Chief of the Cranston Police Department, announces that there will be no further charges lodged against a dog trainer in connection with the death of Knox, the English Bulldog. After a joint investigation between the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) and the Cranston Police, it was learned that the trainer, Amelia Ferreira, had originally concealed the death of the dog. In a subsequent interview, she later admitted to Cranston Police and members of the RISPCA that the dog died while in her care, and did not escape, as she originally reported…
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6 Arrested in Apparent Assassination Attempt on Maduro in Venezuela

VOA News Venezuelan authorities have arrested six people they call "terrorists and hired killers" in what President Nicloas Maduro says was an assassination attempt against him. The apparent attack during a a military parade Saturday involved two explosives-laden drones. One is said to have blown up in midair before reaching its target and the other smashed into an apartment building and later blew up. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol says "important information" was collected during the raids in Caracas that resulted in the six arrests. He gave no other details. Television pictures showed Maduro making a speech about the Venezuelan economy…
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Suicide Attack Kills 3 NATO Soldiers in Afghanistan

VOA News/Ayaz Gul ISLAMABAD — NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan announced Sunday three of its soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber attacked a combined, dismounted patrol with local forces. An American service member and two Afghan National Army soldiers were also injured in the blast, the mission said. “My thoughts and prayers, along with those of all of the 41-contributing Resolute Support nations, are with the families and friends of our fallen and wounded service members, and our injured Afghan brothers and their families,” said Army Gen. John Nicholson, who commands the non-combatant mission and forces in Afghanistan. The…
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Northern California Wildfire Claims 7th Victim

VOA News A seventh person has died in the wildfire burning 600 kilometers northeast of San Francisco, as twin fires burning father south exploded in size, forcing hundreds more to evacuate. The Carr fire, which has been burning near the city of Redding for two weeks, killed a power company lineman. It has also killed two firefighters and four residents, including two children. As of Sunday morning, the fire was 41 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. But it has already destroyed more than 1,600 buildings, including 1,080 homes. Farther south, the twin fires burning in Mendocino and Lake Counties…
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BON JOVI MAKES SURPRISE APPEARANCE AT LONG ISLAND SUPERMARKET

Stew Leonard Names 19 LB Lobster "Bon Jovi" FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK (August 4, 2018) – Jon Bon Jovi made a surprise appearance at Long Island’s Stew Leonard’s in Farmingdale to visit hundreds of shoppers, fans, and staff. Bon Jovi, a surf and turf fan, was greeted by Stew Leonard’s CEO Stew Leonard, Jr., with a twenty-pound lobster and Stew Leonard’s famous tomahawk steaks. Bon Jovi was there to support his new venture with his son, Jesse, who launched a rosé company this past year. Stew Leonard’s Wine and Spirits, owned by Stew Leonard, Jr., will be launching the sale of Jesse…
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Family Separation Policy Galvanizes Americans

VOA News/Bill Rodgers GETTYSBURG, PA — On a recent Thursday evening, residents of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, brought bags filled with school supplies, toiletries, games and other items to be donated to a shelter in Baltimore, Maryland, that houses migrant children who have been separated from their families. Galvanized by the Trump administration's now-ended policy of separating detained migrant parents and children, dozens of residents of the historic town showed up with their donations and to attend a forum to learn more about immigration advocacy. "It has hit a nerve with a lot of individuals in our neighborhood," said Gettysburg resident Annette Ehly,…
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Congressman Jim McGovern Visits Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands

Joins Congressional Delegation to Spotlight Recovery Efforts WASHINGTON – Last week, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA) took part in a two-day congressional delegation in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to shine a light on recovery efforts following Hurricanes Maria and Irma, which took place nearly one year ago. “Democrats pledged we would not forget about our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands as they recover and rebuild,” said Congressman McGovern. “We want to make sure that the failures of this administration during the weeks and months after Hurricane…
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT REACHES 10-YEAR HIGH AS INDUSTRY ADDS 19,000 JOBS IN JULY AND 303,000 FOR THE YEAR; INDUSTRY UNEMPLOYMENT SETS RECORD LOW

Construction Officials Say Firms Would Likely Have Added More Workers if they Could Find Them, Urge Education Officials to Do More to Encourage Students to Consider High-Paying Construction Careers Construction employment increased by 19,000 jobs in July and by 303,000 jobs over the past year, reaching a 10-year high, while the industry's unemployment rate and level hit an all-time low, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said it was likely firms would have added even more workers if they could find qualified candidates to hire. "The construction industry has…
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Nigerian Nationals Sentenced, Face Deportation Proceedings in Bank Fraud, Counterfeit Passport Scheme

PROVIDENCE, RI – Two Nigerian nationals who participated in a large-scale bank fraud and counterfeit passport scheme, with an intended loss of more than $ million dollars, were sentenced today to 13 months in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Peter C. Fitzhugh.   Olugboyega Akinloye Fasanya, 36, of Woonsocket and Anthony Chidozie Ezike, 36, of Pawtucket, previously admitted to the Court that they participated in a scheme to defraud banks in Rhode Island and Massachusetts by acquiring and altering lawfully passed checks between commercial entities. The checks were…
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