Gianforte wins Montana special House election despite being charged with assault
Republican Greg Gianforte claimed a narrow victory in Montana?s special election for the state?s at-large congressional seat, defeating Democrat Rob Quist one day after being charged with misdemeanor assault.
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US probe finds over 100 civilians killed in Mosul air strike
A Pentagon investigation has concluded that at least 105 civilians died in an anti-IS strike in the Iraqi city of Mosul in March, officials said Thursday, but they blamed the toll on a secondary explosion of jihadist munitions. A US aircraft delivered a single precision-guided bomb into a building in west Mosul on March 17, with the aim of killing a pair of snipers on the second story of the structure in the al-Jadida neighborhood, which at the time was under Islamic State control. "The secondary explosion triggered a rapid failure of the structure which killed the two ISIS snipers, 101 civilians sheltered in the bottom floors of the structure and four civilians in the neighboring structure to the west," said US Air Force Brigadier General Matt Isler, the lead investigator.
Lawsuit: Zillow ?Zestimates? Are Wrong, Preventing Homes from Selling
Zillow estimates values for 110 million homes across America as ?zestimates,? but many have questioned the company?s accuracy, including one homeowner who claims she can?t sell her home because of it.
Sponsors abandon Puerto Rican parade in NY after nationalist honored
Oscar Lopez Rivera, 74, was convicted in 1981 of numerous charges, along with other members of the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN), who sought to secure Puerto Rican independence from the United States. Rivera's sentence was commuted by former President Barack Obama, and the prisoner was freed this month.
President Trump left TripAdvisor reviews for the Middle East and just, wow
President Trump wants to voice his opinions on the Middle East and no, not through some archaic Washington-insider liberal elitist speech. The man wants to communicate his worldview the best way he knows how ? by yelling on the internet. Returning from his trip in the Middle East, the president has graciously left behind his TripAdvisor reviews for each and every country he visited. Trump got the travel bug! SEE ALSO: Overpriced garbage from Trump's estate we could sell to offset his budget cuts Who needs pesky press pools when we can have the president color in fun little stars instead? It's about time that the presidency dumped anachronistic policy briefings in favor of going mobile. Below are his reviews, published here for the very first time. 1. Murabba Palace (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) "Here I am with my new best friends. What a great city!Image: Bandar Algaloud / Saudi Royal Council / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) 2. Global Center for Combating Extremism (Riyadh, Saudia Arabia) "Some of the largest TVs in the world."Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock 3. Masada (Israel) "This is dumb" ? President Donald J TrumpImage: menahem kahana/AFP/Getty Images 4. Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to victims of the Holocaust (Jerusalem, Israel) They have this great guestbook at the frontImage: gali tibbon/AFP/Getty Images 5. The Wailing Wall (Jerusalem, Israel) Image: mandel ngan/AFP/Getty Images 6. The Vatican (Vatican City) He's a good guy, but not exactly photogenic, you know?Image: evan vucci/AFP/Getty Images 7. NATO Headquarters (Brussels, Belgium) Look at that flag display. Sad!Image: paul o'driscoll/Getty Images 8. Taormina (Sicily, Italy) Image: santi visalli/Getty Images WATCH: Scuba dive tankless with this floating air caddie
Texas teacher laughs as she hands out ?most likely to become a terrorist? award to 7th-grader
During an end-of-the-year awards ceremony at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Channelview, Tex., a teacher gave Lizeth Villanueva an award for ?most likely to become a terrorist.? The seventh-grade student?s mom is going great lengths to make sure the teacher gets fired.
GM sued over excess emissions in Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel
Today's auto news headlines read like a warped version of Oprah Winfrey's infamous car giveaway: "You're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! And you're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! Everyone's getting sued for excess diesel emissions!" We say that because General Motors is now being sued for excess diesel emissions. Fenner et al v General Motors LLC et al The suit filed in Detroit's federal court yesterday alleges that GM illegally outfitted 705,000 pickups with defeat devices similar to those deployed by Volkswagen in 11 million cars worldwide, including 565,000 registered in the U.S. The suit covers 2011-2016 models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel. Unlike the lawsuit filed earlier this week against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, this one comes from consumers, not the U.S. Department of Justice. It alleges that GM employed at least three defeat devices that allowed trucks to emit up to five times the legal limit of pollutants while on the road but to keep emissions within legal limits during regulatory tests. Fenner et al v General Motors LLC et al alleges that GM broke a number of racketeering and consumer protection laws. Plaintiffs seek a wide range of compensation, including payouts for lost resale value and buybacks of their vehicles. They're also seeking punitive damages against the automaker. Interestingly, the suit also names German supplier Bosch as a defendant. If the case goes to trial, that could be significant, since Bosch was very closely linked to the Volkswagen scandal. If you follow car news, it probably won't surprise you to learn that plaintiffs in the GM case are represented in part by Hagens Berman law firm, which has been a key player in the Dieselgate settlement and many other auto-related suits. GM has issued a brief statement about the lawsuit that reads, in full: "These claims are baseless and we will vigorously defend ourselves. The Duramax Diesel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra comply with all U.S. EPA and CARB emissions regulations." It's worth noting that this is one of at least two cases being brought by consumers against GM over its diesel vehicles--the other involving emissions in the Chevrolet Cruze diesel. Our take Who will prevail? We can't say because, much to some of our mothers' chagrin, we're not lawyers. However, we do know that the case puts GM in an awkward position. If the case goes to trial, it might prove GM's innocence, but GM's name would remain in the headlines for months and potentially years. Being associated with a high-profile case related to diesel emissions fraud at this time in history wouldn't do much for GM's diesel sales. That's a real problem, as GM appears to have banked on cornering the diesel market as other automakers retreat. On the other hand, settling this case (and the one involving the Cruze for that matter) out of court wouldn't do anything to exonerate GM. However, in terms of publicity, it might be for the best. Either way, shareholders will want GM to put the case to rest as soon as possible: stock prices took a plunge yesterday after the lawsuit was filed, though some of that value could be regained in trading today.
A day of grief in a city of pain
A native of south side Chicago, Spencer Leak Sr. has watched as his hometown and the neighborhoods where he grew up have been ripped apart by homicides in recent years, the results of an explosion of gun violence police have struggled to contain. Last year, according to the Chicago Tribune, 781 people were killed?a massive jump over 2015 when there were 492 recorded homicides. Leak has more insight into Chicago?s violence than most.