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Capitol Watch: Stewart-Cousins' national profile rises

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) In New York government news, Andrea Stewart-Cousins' national profile is rising after she led the Democratic takeover of the state Senate.
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NY state police lag behind agencies nationwide on camera use

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A mainstay technology is missing among New York state troopers.
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Cuomo, progressives, disagree on who is the left in the Democratic Party

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 22:00
Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has made no secret in recent weeks of his lack of respect for the progressive wing of his party, frequently disparaging them as not being realistic or pragmatic enough. Now some New York Democrats on the left have begun to answer back.
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Preview: Cannons, tents and the daily life of a Civil War soldier in Massena

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 22:00
Historic and re-enactment groups from around the region will gather to commemorate the Civil War at the Robert Moses State Park in Massena this weekend. But it won't be all cannons and uniforms. Visitors will hear lectures on Canadians in the war, life in the White House, and women's fashions.
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North Country at Work Live!: the "no bull" way to get your cow pregnant

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 22:00
Keene Valley resident Marcy Neville is a well-known house painter, but she also has a small homestead. In October of 2018 she told a story at Keene Valley at Work: Live!, about the first time she tried to get her milking cow pregnant - without a bull.
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Trump administration pauses enforcement of abortion restriction

Channel 10 news - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 20:40

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is giving taxpayer-funded family planning clinics more time to comply with its new rule that says they no longer can refer women for abortions.

But the clinics reacted warily to the administration's enforcement pause, and the widening rift could eventually affect basic health services for many low-income women.

A notice sent Saturday night to representatives of the clinics by the Department of Health and Human Services said the government "does not intend to bring enforcement actions" against clinics that are making "good-faith efforts to comply." A copy of the notice, which includes a new timetable for the clinics, was provided to The Associated Press.

The department had said last Monday that it would require immediate compliance. That caught clinics off guard and led Planned Parenthood and other providers to say they would defy the order.

In a statement Sunday, the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association called the administration's action "wholly insufficient." The umbrella group, which represents the clinics, is suing in federal court to block the abortion restrictions.

Clare Coleman, president of the group, said the administration's latest notice amounts to "a few bullet points."

"Failure (by HHS) to provide detailed implementation guidance may be the start of a game of 'gotcha' as it assesses compliance with the rule," the statement added.

The latest timetable from the administration says clinics must submit a compliance plan next month, and by mid-September must show they are carrying out most of the new requirements. Clinics have until next March to separate their office space and examination rooms from the physical facilities of providers that offer abortions.

By law, federal family planning money cannot be used to pay for abortions. But until now women who want to end their pregnancies could be referred by clinics to an abortion provider. Planned Parenthood, whose affiliates operate 400 clinics, provides both family planning and abortion services.

Under the administration rule, clinics also will be restricted in how they can discuss abortion as an option with pregnant women. Only physicians and advance practice clinicians will be able to have such discussions with patients. Counseling about abortion will be optional, instead of standard practice.

Known as Title X, the federal family planning program serves about 4 million women a year, and many low-income women also get basic health care from the clinics. The department distributes about $260 million a year in grants to keep the program running.

The rule barring abortion referrals is part of a series of administration efforts to remake government policy on reproductive health to please conservatives who are a key part of President Donald Trump's political base. Religious conservatives see the family planning program as providing an indirect subsidy to Planned Parenthood, and they have long sought to deny the organization any federal money.

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Authorities: Wrong-way Ohio crash that killed 3 was intentional; suspect charged with murder

Channel 10 news - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 20:23

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor in Ohio says a driver going the wrong way on Interstate 75 last March intentionally slammed into another car, killing a couple and their 10-year-old daughter.

The Montgomery County Prosecutor says the driver was upset at the time of the crash just south of Dayton and that she knew what she was doing.

Abby Michaels, 21, of Xenia was indicted Thursday on murder and aggravated vehicular homicide charges.

Court records don't list an attorney for her and there was no phone listing for her.

Prosecutor Mat Heck says Michaels was driving under the influence of alcohol, but he says alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

He says witnesses told authorities that Michaels was speeding up when she hit the other car carrying a family from Mason.

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Columbus church that hosted woman seeking sanctuary now hosting family awaiting asylum

Channel 10 news - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 19:54

For the second time, a Columbus church is opening its doors in a time of need.

A family of four who asked that their identifies be concealed found themselves in central Ohio after spending months trying to escape their native home.

Two individuals — now called Juan and Maria — with a toddler-aged son and a newborn baby are legally allowed in the U.S. but needed a little help while they waited for their asylum case to be heard.

Just North United Church of Christ Pastor Eric Williams says their journey was intense after walking for more than 90 days from Honduras to Mexico. They spent months waiting to cross the border through a legal port of entry.

After entering the U.S., Maria gave birth just a few days later.

A Greyhound bus took them from that port of entry to where they are today — Columbus.

Earlier this year, Just North United Church of Christ's first guest, Angelica, sought sanctuary to avoid deportation. In January, she won legal relief from ICE and is allowed to stay in the U.S.

And although the two situations are different this congregation says the mission is the same.

"For us, it's a justice thing these are human beings with human needs and we want to create a home for them," Williams said.

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US Senator Sherrod Brown, daughters reflect on public service within family

Channel 10 news - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 19:25

COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and his daughters, Elizabeth and Emily, have never sat together to talk about their collective public service, until now, and only with 10TV.

It all started decades and decades ago with Sherrod Brown’s mother.

“My mom was very involved in the League of Women Voters, she was president of the first Mansfield and then Ohio YWCA," Sen. Brown said. "Racial justice really mattered to her — born in 1920 in the segregated South.”

Then, as Sherrod grew up and ran for office, his daughters were with him at rallies and speeches.

Current President Pro Tempore of Columbus City Council Elizabeth Brown said she was always paying attention to what her father did.

“Even while playing with Emily and doing our own thing, I always had an ear out on what my dad was doing, so there were everyday mundane things and really meaningful moments as well where I saw him standing up and fighting for people," she said.

Emily Brown, an immigration attorney, says she sees what she was called to do in her current profession.

“I remember something my dad used to say to us when we were little. That our call was to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. I see that as important to what I do now," she said.

“All three of us were brought up that if much has been given to you, that you owe something back," said Sen. Brown.

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TWiT 728: Facebook Fa Schifo

This week in tech - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 18:28
  • Is FaceApp safe? As safe as any other photo app.
  • Russian Intelligence Service hacked
  • Apollo 11 helped launch computer programming
  • Elon Musk wants to sew a chip in your brain
  • Equifax fined $700 million
  • TikTok takes over
  • Celebrate World Emoji Day
  • New MacBook Air have slower SSD
  • Apple Pushes Exclusive Podcasts
  • Trump threatens Google
  • Congressional hearings on Big Tech
  • Google kicks Chinese app developer off Play Store
  • Tinder removes itself from the Play Store
  • Oakland Bans Facial Recognition
  • Amazon has record sales on Prime Day
  • How should Facebook Libra be regulated?
  • Influencers are taking over the world
  • Boston Dynamics Spot Mini is coming

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Paris Martineau, Seth Weintraub, and Iain Thomson

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Woman dies following motorcycle crash in Madison County

Channel 10 news - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 16:23

MADISON COUNTY, Ohio — A woman has died following a motorcycle crash in Madison County Sunday.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the woman, 57-year-old Carolyn J. Howard of Springfield, was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on State Route 38 at approximately 1:14 p.m.

The motorcycle traveled off the right side of the road and struck a guardrail, ejecting Howard, according to OSHP. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is under investigation.

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'Avengers: Endgame' has passed 'Avatar' as highest-grossing film ever

Channel 10 news - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 15:18

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The global box office has a new king in "Avengers: Endgame."

The superhero extravaganza this weekend usurped "Avatar" to become the highest-grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 weeks.

"Avatar" held onto the record for a decade at $2.789 billion.

The title comes with a few caveats, however, including the fact that "Avatar's" grosses are not adjusted for inflation. Also, domestically, "Avengers: Endgame" is No. 2 to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" by around $80 million.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige gave a shout-out to "Avatar" director James Cameron Saturday night at San Diego Comic-Con for holding the record for so long. Feige also noted the inflation technicality and said Cameron will probably hold the title again someday.

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Tracking severe weather for parts of central Ohio | July 21, 2019

Channel 10 news - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 12:16

Doppler 10 Weather Resources: Interactive Radar | Live Radar | Weather Warnings | Updated Forecast

A slow-moving cold front will keep hot & humid conditions in place Sunday with chances for showers and storms later Sunday afternoon. Storm coverage will become more widespread later in the evening and will become more scattered into Sunday night.

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2:50 Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Franklin, Fairfield and Pickaway County until 3:15 p.m.

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SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY GUIDE

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WATCHES & WARNINGS

Watch
A Watch indicates the possibility of severe weather in a relatively broad area. For instance, a tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes. Go about your normal routines, but watch for threatening weather.

Warning
A Warning is issued when severe weather is actually occurring. For instance, a tornado warning means a tornado has actually been sighted or has been indicated by radar. The warning usually encompasses a relatively small geographic area. If a warning is issued for the area in which you live, take cover immediately!

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TORNADOES AREN'T THE ONLY REASON TO STAY ALERT

Strong Winds
Strong winds of 55 mph or more can cause significant damage even though no tornado is present. "Downbursts" are columns of air that slam to the earth and spread high winds in many directions. Downbursts can be just as damaging as tornadoes; if such conditions are present, take the same precautions as you would for a tornado.

Lightning
Lightning claims more lives every year than tornadoes. When lightning is a threat, stay indoors and don't use electrical appliances. If you're caught outside, keep a safe distance from tall objects, and try to stay lower than anything nearby. A safe distance from a tree is twice its height.

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TAKING COVER

Storms producing tornadoes in Ohio often approach from the southwest. They can travel at speeds up to 70 miles per hour and contain winds estimated at over 200 miles per hour.

Sometimes an approaching tornado will sound like the roar of a train or airplane. If you see or hear a tornado, take cover immediately. Seek shelter inside, preferably below ground level. Do not waste time opening windows; tornado-force winds will "open" the windows well before the pressure difference can cause any structural damage. Above all, protect your head and lie flat.

At Home
Get away from windows, doors and outside walls. Go to the basement. If you have no basement, go to a first floor bathroom, closet or room at the center of the house. If possible, get under heavy furniture and cover your head with blankets or pillows.

At School
Go the lowest floor or basement. Go to small interior rooms or hallways. Stay away from windows and avoid auditoriums, gyms and other areas with wide, free-span roofs.

In Public Buildings
Go immediately to the designated shelter area or to an interior hallway or small room on the lowest level. Stay away from windows. Do not use elevators. Do not go to your car.

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1,000 firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal

Channel 10 news - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 09:39

LISBON, Portugal — Some 1,000 firefighters are working to contain wildfires in central Portugal that have already injured eight firefighters and 12 civilians, authorities said Sunday.

Portugal's Civil Protection Agency said the fires broke out Saturday across three fronts in the district of Castelo Branco, 200 kilometers (124 miles) northeast of Lisbon, the capital. Firefighters are being supported by 10 firefighting aircraft and hundreds of vehicles.

It's the first major bout of wildfires in Portugal this year. Interior Minister Eduardo Cabrita gave the injury toll Sunday and said authorities are investigating the cause of the blazes.

State broadcaster RTP televised images of flames consuming wooded areas of the rural region that has seen recurrent wildfires in Portugal's hot, dry summer months.

While most of the injured were from smoke inhalation, one civilian was evacuated to a hospital to be treated for burns, according to health authorities.

At least one road was closed and several residents were told to leave their homes. The Portuguese Army deployed a mobile kitchen to help feed those affected by the fire and was using its tracked vehicles to help clear roads for firefighting crews.

In recent years, the country has witnessed some of its deadliest fires on record, with 106 people killed in 2017. That year's death toll prompted the Portuguese government to back stronger firefighting prevention measures, leading to no wildfire deaths in 2018.

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Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport tarmac

Channel 10 news - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 08:55

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport.

Airline officials say no injuries were reported in Saturday night's collision. An emailed statement from Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Agnew says the winglet of the St. Louis-bound Southwest Flight 1555 "came into contact" during pushback with the winglet of Southwest Flight 4580, headed for Atlanta.

A photograph provided by a passenger onboard the flight to Atlanta showed rainy weather and what appeared to be the top of the other plane's fin clipped off.

The airline says both planes returned to the gate "under their own power" and were taken out of service for evaluation. The Southwest flights will continue to the scheduled destinations using new planes.

A spokeswoman for the airport directed inquiries to Southwest.

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Elderly murderer released from prison, commits identical murder

Channel 10 news - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 08:36

AUBURN, Maine — A man who served decades in prison for stabbing his wife 14 times in front of her daughter was convicted Wednesday in a nearly identical crime — stabbing a woman at least 11 times while her twin children watched.

Albert Flick, 77, who was previously deemed too old to be a threat by a judge, was convicted in the 2018 death of Kimberly Dobbie. Jurors deliberated less than an hour before reaching its guilty verdict.

Both the attack, which was in front of a laundromat in broad daylight, and Flick's purchase two days earlier of two knives, were caught on surveillance video.

Prosecutors say Flick was infatuated with Dobbie, 48, and followed her around and dined at the homeless shelter where she was staying. They knew one another, witnesses said, but were not in a relationship.

Assistant Attorney General Bud Ellis told jurors in his closing argument that Flick knew Dobbie was going to be leaving town and thought to himself, "If I can't have her, I will kill her."

Defense attorney Allan Lobozzo said there had been no indication his client posed a threat.

The state's medical examiner testified that the wounds penetrated the victim's heart and lung.

Caitlain Jasper, one of the three alternate jurors, told the Sun Journal that she felt sorry for Dobbie's 11-year-old children and for the three men who witnessed the attack and acted swiftly to stop it.

"It was soul-crushing for them," Jasper said, "and they'll never be able to forget it."

Flick has a long history of violence against women. In 1979, he was sentenced to prison and served 25 years for stabbing his then-wife more than a dozen times in front of her daughter.

In 2010, he was sentenced again for assaulting another woman. The judge at the time ignored the recommendation of the prosecutor for a longer sentence, saying Flick would not be a threat because of his age and it didn't make sense to keep him incarcerated. He was released and moved to Lewiston in 2014.

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America's got scallops: Catch is up, consumers shelling out

Channel 10 news - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 07:19

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America's harvest of scallops is increasing to near-record levels at a time when the shellfish are in high demand and the value of the fishery has surged in recent years.

Sea scallops, harvested mostly by boats from the cold Atlantic Ocean, are the target of one of the most valuable fisheries in America. New data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the harvest topped 58.2 million pounds last year, the highest total since 2011 and the fifth-highest in history according to federal statistics going back to 1945.

The availability of scallops for consumers hasn't changed much as the U.S. harvest has long been supplemented by foreign sources. Prices to consumers have also held about steady.

The value of the fishery itself, though, is rising. American scallops were worth $532.9 million at the docks last year. That's the third-highest figure on record and more than $100 million higher than the 2014 total.

The scallop industry is thriving as a result of years of conservative management that has allowed the valuable shellfish to grow undisturbed, said Jimmy Wotton, a scalloper based out of Friendship, Maine.

"There's a lot of scallops out there, and we did really well in the northern Gulf of Maine," said Wotton, referring to a key fishing area off New England. "The market has been strong."

The U.S. scallop fishery is anchored by New Bedford, Massachusetts, the state where by far the most scallops come to the docks. Other states with significant scallop fisheries are New Jersey, Virginia, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Maine. Maine scallops are beloved in part because some of them are harvested by hand by divers, though most are taken by boat.

The price U.S. fishermen receive for their scallops at the dock has fallen somewhat in the last couple of years, though they remain a premium product for consumers, who typically pay $18 to $22 per pound for them.

The fishery is projecting to land even more pounds this year, said Andrew Minkiewicz, a Washington, D.C.,-based attorney who works with fishing advocacy group Fisheries Survival Fund.

"When you have a fishery that is constantly able to supply the product, you can sustain that demand," he said.

Federal fishing managers are working on potential changes to the rules governing the scallop industry that could go into effect in 2021. Fishermen who operate small boats are hopeful for management that works for vessels of all sizes, said Ben Martens, executive director of the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association.

"The Gulf of Maine is a very delicate resource and you could very easily fish down that fishery of scallops very quickly," he said. "The hope is we can put some really good sustainable fisheries management in place to basically steward it going forward."

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Miss Michigan stripped of her title after racist tweets surface

Channel 10 news - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 07:14

MICHIGAN, OH - Miss Michigan 2019, Kathy Zhu, has been stripped of her title after several insensitive and racist tweets surfaced.

The pageant sent an e-mail to the 20-year-old explaining the decision to remove her from her position.

"It has been brought to the attention of Miss World America 'MWA' that you social media accounts contain offensive, insensitive and inappropriate content," the letter said. It went on to explain that Zhu no longer meets the requirement of "being in good character."

"Therefore, and effective immediately, MWA does not recognize you as a participant of any sort or in any capacity as it relates to any and all events of MWA," it concluded.

The social media posts in question were targeted at Muslim women and gun violence in the black community.

According to screenshots obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, the first tweet said, "There is a 'try a hijab on' booth at my college campus. So you're telling me that it's now just a fashion accessory and not a religious thing? Or are you just trying to get women used to being oppressed under Islam?"

"Did you know that the majority of black deaths are caused by other blacks?" the second tweet said. "Fix problems within your own community first before blaming others."

The tweets were sent in 2017 and 2018, but have since been deleted.

Zhu pushed back in a Twitter video Friday, claiming discrimination against her conservative political views. "Little attacks like those really, really diminishes the value and the trust of the word 'racism,'" she said.

Zhu is a University of Michigan student, majoring in political science. She is an avid Donald Trump supporter on social media and the vice president of the College Republicans group at her school.

She will no longer go on to represent Michigan in the Miss World America pageant in Las Vegas. Despite the backlash, Zhu said she stands by her old tweets. "I am glad this story came to light because this is more than just some beauty pageant, this is about the prejudice views against people with 'different opinions,'" she tweeted Friday.

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Police offering a cash reward for information on May theft case

Channel 10 news - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 06:37

COLUMBUS, OH - Police are looking for more information on a case of theft and credit card fraud from May.

Police say two suspects took a wallet that had been left behind at a Panera Bread in Dublin, then used the credit cards inside to make multiple purchases.

They visited the Macy’s and GameStop at Tuttle Mall and Tuttle crossing. They also went to the Home Depot on Sawmill Road.

It was discovered that the same people used gift cards purchased through other likely stolen credit cards in Cincinnati, Arlington, VA, and Springfield, VA.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to their website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. You may also submit a tip by downloading the new free P3 Tips mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms. All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.

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2 injured following police-involved shooting in south Columbus

Channel 10 news - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 04:27

COLUMBUS, OH - Police are searching for a suspect following a police-involved shooting that injured two people in south Columbus.

According to police, it happened just after 12:45 a.m. Sunday, when officers were called to the 900 block of Eaton Avenue on a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers were given a description of the vehicle and they fled the scene.

An officer working in plain clothes spotted the suspect's car near Harmon Avenue and shots were fired. The officer wasn't hurt in the exchange, and officers don't know yet if the suspect was injured in the shooting.

Of the two people who were injured, one person is in critical condition and the other person is expected to be OK.

Stay with 10TV and 10TV.com on this developing story.

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