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Trump heads home after 'tremendously successful' Asia trip

Channel 10 news - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:50

President Donald Trump headed for home Tuesday following an extensive tour of Asia that he said had been "tremendously successful" and had put the world on notice that the "rules have changed" for countries that want to trade with the U.S.

Trump also teased a "major statement" on trade and the trip later this week at the White House, where he is expected to promote congressional Republicans' plan to overhaul the nation's tax code.

As Air Force One rolled down the runway in Manila, Trump told the reporters traveling with him that "it's been a really great 12 days." And on trade, the president said confidently that U.S. trading partners "will be treating us much differently than before."

"I think the fruits of our labor are going to be incredible, whether it's security of our nations, whether it's security of the world or whether it's trade," Trump said.

Trump, who campaigned for office on a promise to tear up multilateral trade agreements that he said have harmed the U.S., insisted during the nearly two-week trip that multibillion-dollar deficits that favor U.S. trading partners will be reduced to zero, and that trade overall must be fair and mutually beneficial.

"The United States has to be treated fairly and in a reciprocal fashion," he tweeted Tuesday. "The massive TRADE deficits must go down quickly!"

Trump pressed that point on every stop on the grueling tour of Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, blaming his predecessors for yawning trade imbalances and declaring that the United States will no longer be taken advantage of under his watch.

"We've had a tremendously successful trip," Trump told reporters before departing his third summit of the trip. "Tremendous amounts of work was done on trade."

Trump said $300 billion in deals had been reached, a sum he predicted would more than triple in a short period of time.

"We explained that the United States is open for trade but we want reciprocal trade. We want fair trade for the United States," he said.

The president also sounded a positive note about Vietnam, saying the country had changed direction and was now buying at least $12 billion worth of Boeing aircraft.

"The reason I like the Boeing is because it's jobs for the United States," Trump said.

Trump also spoke warmly of the "many good friends" he had made on the trip, including Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

Trump praised and joked around Monday with Duterte, who has overseen a bloody crackdown on the illegal drug trade that has featured extrajudicial killings, earning the Filipino leader the condemnation of human rights groups.

Trump did not publicly take Duterte to task for the crackdown. Trump talked instead about their "great relationship."

The White House later said they discussed the Islamic State group, illegal drugs and trade during a private meeting. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said human rights issues were "briefly" discussed. She was contradicted by Duterte's spokesman, who said there was "no mention" of human rights.

Human rights advocates have been alarmed by Duterte's war on drugs, saying it has allowed police officers and vigilantes to ignore due process and take justice into their own hands. Government officials estimate that well over 3,000 people, mostly drug users and dealers, have died in the crackdown. Human rights groups believe the total could be closer to 9,000.

Trump was in the Philippines to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations conference and the East Asia Summit. He sought during both gatherings to strengthen alliances with Pacific Rim nations over trade and a shared desire for North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

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Doppler 10: Partly cloudy & cool

Channel 10 news - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 02:09

Today: Patchy fog early then decreasing clouds. High 48. Winds: SE 3-6 mph.
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy, chilly & frosty. Low 34. Winds: ESE 5 mph.
Tomorrow: Clouds build with afternoon rain. High 50. Winds: SW 7-11 G 20 mph.
Thursday: Turning partly cloudy and cooler. High 45. Winds: NW 7-11 mph.
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Special Information: High pressure is moving in and will do so through the day. Any fog that’s around early will burn off and we’ll see decreasing clouds through the morning with some afternoon sun but below average highs. Tonight will be clear to partly cloudy and chilly with frost forming again. Rain will arrive Wednesday afternoon and we’ll see highs near 50. Thursday will be drier with partly cloudy skies in the afternoon and highs in the mid-40s. Clouds build through the day on Friday with near-average highs. More rain arrives Friday with a stronger cold front that will knock temperatures into the upper 30s by Sunday.

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Screen time might boost depression, suicide behaviors in teens

Channel 10 news - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 00:36

An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.

Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Why the rates went up isn't known.

The study doesn't answer the question, but it suggests that one factor could be rising social media use. Recent teen suicides have been blamed on cyberbullying, and social media posts depicting "perfect" lives may be taking a toll on teens' mental health, researchers say.

"After hours of scrolling through Instagram feeds, I just feel worse about myself because I feel left out," said Caitlin Hearty, a 17-year-old Littleton, Colorado, high school senior who helped organize an offline campaign last month after several local teen suicides.

"No one posts the bad things they're going through," said Chloe Schilling, also 17, who helped with the campaign, in which hundreds of teens agreed not to use the internet or social media for one month.

The study's authors looked at CDC suicide reports from 2009-15 and results of two surveys given to U.S. high school students to measure attitudes, behaviors and interests. About half a million teens ages 13 to 18 were involved. They were asked about use of electronic devices, social media, print media, television and time spent with friends. Questions about mood included frequency of feeling hopeless and considering or attempting suicide.

The researchers didn't examine circumstances surrounding individual suicides. Dr. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, said the study provides weak evidence for a popular theory and that many factors influence teen suicide.

The study was published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.

Data highlighted in the study include:

  • Teens' use of electronic devices including smartphones for at least five hours daily more than doubled, from 8 percent in 2009 to 19 percent in 2015. These teens were 70 percent more likely to have suicidal thoughts or actions than those who reported one hour of daily use.
  • In 2015, 36 percent of all teens reported feeling desperately sad or hopeless, or thinking about, planning or attempting suicide, up from 32 percent in 2009. For girls, the rates were higher - 45 percent in 2015 versus 40 percent in 2009.
  • In 2009, 58% of 12th grade girls used social media every day or nearly every day; by 2015, 87% used social media every day or nearly every day. They were 14% more likely to be depressed than those who used social media less frequently.


"We need to stop thinking of smartphones as harmless," said study author Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University who studies generational trends. "There's a tendency to say, 'Oh, teens are just communicating with their friends.' Monitoring kids' use of smartphones and social media is important, and so is setting reasonable limits, she said.

Dr. Victor Strasburger, a teen medicine specialist at the University of New Mexico, said the study only implies a connection between teen suicides, depression and social media. It shows the need for more research on new technology, Strasburger said.

He noted that skeptics who think social media is being unfairly criticized compare it with so-called vices of past generations: "When dime-store books came out, when comic books came out, when television came out, when rock and roll first started, people were saying 'This is the end of the world.'"

With its immediacy, anonymity, and potential for bullying, social media has a unique potential for causing real harm, he said.

"Parents don't really get that," Strasburger said.

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Hilliard makes it illegal to smoke at city parks, city-owned property

Channel 10 news - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:54

Hilliard City council passed a new law prohibiting smoking at all city-owned land including city parks, parking lots and buildings.

"We were contacted by the Franklin Co board of Health. This is in collaboration with their efforts to work with many of the surrounding jurisdictions to make our outdoor spaces, our public parks a smoke-free tobacco-free environment," said Doug Francis, director of communications for the city of Hilliard.

The new law means no tobacco products, cigarettes or electronic vapor devices.

Max Ratliff grew up in Hilliard. He says he supports the city's decision.

"It's a disgusting habit, and let's be honest, it's just not the type of habit that needs to be on public display," he said.

The law does allow people to smoke in their cars on city-owned property. Any other use of tobacco will result in a fine.

"It’s an unclassified misdemeanor," said Francis. "So, your first time offense you can be sited by the Division of Police. A first time offense has a penalty of up to $150. Secondary offenses and continuing on, your penalty can reach up to $250.
City leaders will put up signs at all city parks and buildings.

Such laws usually go into effect 30 days after passing council vote.

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Sessions open to idea of Clinton Foundation special counsel

Channel 10 news - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:49
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings and an Obama-era uranium deal, the Justice Department said Monday in responding to concerns from Republican lawmakers.

In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee, which is holding an oversight hearing Tuesday, the Justice Department said Sessions had directed senior federal prosecutors to "evaluate certain issues" raised by Republican lawmakers. President Donald Trump has also repeatedly called for investigations of Democrats.

The prosecutors will report to Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and recommend whether any new investigations should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require additional resources and whether it might be necessary to appoint a special counsel to oversee a probe, according to a letter sent to Rep. Robert Goodlatte of Virginia, the Judiciary Committee's Republican chairman.

The letter from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd did not say what specific steps might be taken by the Justice Department to address the lawmakers' concerns, or whether any of the matters Republicans have seized on might already be under investigation by federal authority.

Any appointment of a new special counsel, particularly in response to calls from members of Congress or from Trump himself, is likely to lead to Democratic complaints about an undue political influence on a department that is supposed to function outside of any partisan sway or demand.

Trump in recent weeks has repeatedly weighed in on department affairs, publicly lamenting that he does not have more direct involvement in its operations and calling on law enforcement scrutiny of Democrat Hillary Clinton, his opponent in the 2016 presidential race, and other Democrats.

He has expressed particular support for investigating the Clinton Foundation and at times has berated his attorney general and suggested his job could be in jeopardy.

"Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn't looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems..." Trump tweeted earlier this month.

In apparent anticipation of those concerns, Boyd said in the letter that Justice Department "will never evaluate any matter except on the facts and the law."

"Professionalism, integrity and public confidence in the Department's work is critical for us, and no priority is higher," he added.

Sessions said at his January confirmation hearing that he would recuse himself from any investigations involving Clinton given his role as a vocal campaign surrogate to President Donald Trump.

He similarly recused himself from a separate investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, and in May, the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead that probe.

House Republicans in recent weeks have launched their own probes into the Obama administration and Clinton's emails.

Some lawmakers have specifically said they want to know more about whether President Barack Obama's Justice Department had been investigating the purchase of American uranium mines by a Russian-backed company in 2010.

The agreement was reached while Clinton led the State Department and some investors in the company had relationships with former President Bill Clinton and donated large sums to the Clinton Foundation.

The letter comes one day before Sessions is to appear before the Judiciary panel for a Justice Department oversight hearing. Democrats on the committee have already signaled that they intend to press Sessions on his knowledge of contacts between Russians and aides to the Trump campaign.

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1 person critically injured after being hit by a car in north Columbus

Channel 10 news - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:38

COLUMBUS, Ohio - One person was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in north Columbus according to police.

Police said officers responded to the scene near East Blake Avenue and North High Street around 10:20 p.m. Monday.

The person who was hit was taken to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and police at the scene told 10TV the person's condition was critical but stable.

Police said the driver and the car stayed at the scene.

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