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Trump turns to derided teleprompter

CNN Politics - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 23:51
Donald Trump is set to face reporters Tuesday night to deliver remarks at the conclusion of the GOP primaries, just hours after he released a statement aimed at quelling controversy he stirred up among some top Republicans over racially charged comments.

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See electric eels' leaping shock attack

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 23:14
Researchers at Vanderbilt University say they've observed electric eels using a unique leaping shock attack to defend themselves when threatened.

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Child shot in the leg in southeast Wichita

KSN - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 23:10

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Dispatchers say officers responded to the call of a child shot in the leg in the 700 block of S. Fountain on Tuesday evening.

The call came in around 9:30 p.m. saying the child was accidentally shot.

Dispatchers said the family was taking the child to the hospital.

Police are on scene investigating the incident.

The age of the child and extent of the injury are unknown.

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Bench-clearing fray mars Orioles’ 9-1 win over skidding KC

KSN - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 23:10

BALTIMORE (AP) — Kansas City right-hander Yordano Ventura hit Manny Machado with a pitch to spark a bench-emptying fray , and the Baltimore Orioles extended the Royals’ losing streak to a season-high six games with a 9-1 rout Tuesday night.

Mark Trumbo homered and drove in four runs, and the Orioles also got long balls from Ryan Flaherty, Chris Davis and Adam Jones.

But the game’s most striking moment came in the fifth, when Ventura (4-4) drilled Machado in the back with a 99 mph fastball. In the second inning, with Baltimore leading 5-0, the two exchanged words after Ventura twice threw inside to the two-time All-Star.

So in the fifth, an instant after the ball hit him, Machado charged the mound. Ventura prepared for the onslaught by slinging aside his cap and glove, but Machado landed a solid punch before the pitcher tackled him to the ground.

Both dugouts and bullpens emptied before peace was restored. Machado was restrained by teammate Chris Tillman after the initial thrust.

Machado and Ventura were ejected with the score 5-1.

Trumbo greeted reliever Chien-Ming Wang with his major league-leading 20th home run, and Davis followed with a solo shot.

Ubaldo Jimenez (3-6) gave up one run and nine hits over five-plus innings to end a three-game skid.

Baltimore has won six of seven. This was the only victory in that stretch in which the Orioles never trailed.

The Royals stranded 13 and went 1 for 14 with runners in scoring position. It’s been a frustrating losing streak for the defending World Series champions, and Ventura made that clearly apparent with his actions in the fifth inning.

Baltimore opened the bottom of the first with four straight hits and took a 4-0 lead with only one out. The big blow was a two-run double by Trumbo, who scored on a single by Jonathan Schoop. The damage would have been worse if leaping center fielder Lorenzo Cain didn’t reach far over the 7-foot wall to rob Pedro Alvarez of a potential two-run homer.

Flaherty led off the second with his first home run of the season, a drive that traveled an estimated 446 feet before landing on Eutaw Street beyond the right-field wall.

Jimenez, meanwhile, worked out of trouble in each of the first three innings. Then, after issuing a bases-loaded walk to Reymond Fuentes in the fourth, the right-hander got three straight outs.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Royals: 3B Cheslor Cuthbert was in the starting lineup after bruising his elbow Monday night on an errant throw by Schoop. … Monday night starter Danny Duffy, drilled in the left calf by a line drive, said Tuesday: “It was a little tender but nothing to write home about.” … OF Alex Gordon (wrist) has started a throwing regimen but there is no timetable for his return.

Orioles: RHP Yovani Gallardo (shoulder tendinitis) allowed three runs and four hits over five innings in his second and perhaps final rehabilitation start. Manager Buck Showalter said Gallardo has lost 11 pounds since going on the DL on April 23.

UP NEXT

Royals: Edinson Volquez (5-5, 4.03 ERA) will attempt to lift Kansas City out of its season-long funk in the series finale Wednesday night.

Orioles: Unbeaten in nine starts since April 14, Tillman (7-1, 3.33 ERA) attempts to complete the three-game sweep for Baltimore.

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A dirty job; how crews clean up at Wichita Riverfest

KSN - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 22:42

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Crews are working around the clock at Wichita Riverfest to keep the event clean.

It’s not a glamorous gig, but it’s a job Robert Debaun takes a lot of pride in.

“A lot of people think that trash is bad and it sucks, you know, but it’s fun,” said Waste Connections employee Robert Debaun. “The job has got to get done, it’s got to get clean.”

KSN wanted to know how much trash is collected at Riverfest.

“Definitely a lot of trash,” Debaun said.

He said there are 550 garbage bins at the site. Debaun and his fellow workers at Waste Connections are in charge of all of them.

On average, they dump each garbage bin about three times-a-day. That’s more than 1,500 garbage cans of trash.

“We don’t get a lot of sleep, a lot of sleepless nights,” Debaun said.

On top of all the waste, the same crews are in charge of maintaining the 200 porta potties at the event.

“It has its good days and it has its bad days,” he said.

At the end of the day though, Debaun told KSN the dirty job is worth it.

“The people make the job for sure,” he said.

The trash crews head out to Riverfest after finishing their regular garbage routes each morning.

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Clinton seizes historic primary win

KSN - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 22:42

NEW YORK (AP) — Powered by a solid triumph in California, Hillary Clinton declared victory in her yearlong battle for the heart of the Democratic party, seizing her place in history and setting out on the difficult task of fusing a fractured party to confront Donald Trump.

Clinton cruised to easy victories in four of the six state contests on Tuesday. With each win she further solidified Sen. Bernie Sanders’ defeat and dashed his already slim chances of using the last night of state contests to refuel his flagging bid.

The much-needed winning streak allowed Clinton to celebrate her long-sought “milestone” — the first woman poised to lead a major political party’s presidential ticket. Standing before a flag-waving crowd in Brooklyn, the former secretary of state soaked up the cheers and beamed.

“Barriers can come down. Justice and equality can win,” she said. “This campaign is about making sure there are no ceilings, no limits on any of us. This is our moment to come together.”

Clinton had already secured the delegates needed for the nomination before Tuesday’s contests, according to an Associated Press tally. Still, Sanders had hoped to use a victory in California to persuade party insiders to switch their allegiances. Sanders picked up wins in Montana and North Dakota, but Clinton won substantially in California.

Sanders nonetheless vowed to continue to his campaign to the very last contest in the District of Columbia on next Tuesday.

“The struggle continues,” he said.

Sanders is under intense pressure from top Democrats hoping to coax him gently out of the race, win over his voters and turn to the task of challenging Trump.

Despite the pledge to solider on, there were signs Sanders was listening. In his typically passionate remarks, the socialist firebrand repeatedly noted “we are in this together” and argued that a base tenet of his campaign was that “we will not allow right-wing Republicans to control our government.”

Sanders said he called Clinton to congratulate her on the victories.

The senator is scheduled to return home to Burlington on Wednesday, before coming to Washington Thursday for meetings and a campaign rally.

President Barack Obama called both Sanders and Clinton late Tuesday, congratulating both on their campaigns. The White House said Sanders and Obama would meet Thursday, at Sanders’ request, to discuss “how to build on the extraordinary work he has done to engage millions of Democratic voters, and to build on that enthusiasm.”

Clinton and Sanders are also expected to connect in the coming days, Clinton’s spokesman said late Tuesday. The candidates’ campaign managers spoke earlier in the day, signaling that conversations were underway about the road ahead.

As the Democratic race was wrapping up, Republicans were unraveling anew. Despite handily winning GOP contests in California, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota and Montana, presumptive nominee Trump was in damage control mode over his race-based attacks on a Hispanic judge that had party leaders in fits. After one senator rescinded his endorsement and House Speaker Paul Ryan called the comments “racist,” Trump sought to calm worries with a rare, scripted victory speech.

“I understand the responsibility of carrying the mantle and I will never, ever let you down – too much work, too many people, blood, sweat and tears,” Trump said, reading from a teleprompter at a rally at one of his golf courses in suburban New York City. “I will make you proud of your party and our movement, and that’s what it is, is a movement.”

Trump went on to preview what Clinton has ahead of her: He blasted the former secretary of state and first lady as the defender of a “rigged” political system. He promised to deliver a longer speech on the Clintons “probably Monday.”

“The Clintons have turned the politics of personal enrichment into an art form for themselves. They’ve made hundreds of millions of dollars selling access, selling favors, selling government contracts, and I mean hundreds of millions of dollars,” he said.

In her remarks, Clinton was similarly hard-edged, saying Trump was “temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief.”

“When he says let’s make America great again, that’s code for let’s take America backward,” she said.

Clinton’s moment came a day after she secured the necessary 2,383 delegates, according to the AP tally. Her victories on Tuesday added to the count, which includes pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses, as well as superdelegates — the party officials and officeholders who can back a candidate of their choosing.

Sanders and some in his army of die-hard supporters expressed frustration about the survey. As he addressed supporters in Los Angeles, the crowd chanted “Media is corrupt.”

Both Clinton and Trump made overtures toward an energized and passionate pool of voters. Trump noted he and Sanders both oppose the president’s Pacific Rim trade deal, and he sympathized with frustration for having “been left out in the cold by a rigged system of super delegates.”

Clinton thanked the senator for driving the debate over economic mobility and income inequality and tried to show she absorbed some of his message. Mostly, she expressed empathy of a candidate who knows the bitter taste of defeat.

“It never feels good to put our heart into a cause or a candidate you believe in and come up short,” she said. “I know that feeling well. But as we look ahead to the battle that awaits, let’s remember all that unites us.”

But for Clinton, the night was largely about marking the moment.

Her campaign produced a video to introduce her speech, chronicling women’s rise in politics from the suffragettes through Clinton’s concession to speech to then-Sen. Barack Obama, eight years ago Tuesday when she thanked supporters for helping her put “18 million cracks” in the “highest, hardest glass ceiling.”

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Voter on outgoing congresswoman: She's a 'mean girl on steroids'

CNN Politics - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 22:17
North Carolina Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers went out with a bang Tuesday when she mocked the weight of a party activist who didn't support her re-election campaign during a stop at a polling place.
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Cooley family confirms body of Devon found on Saturday

KSN - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 22:07

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A news release from the family of 12-year-old Devon Cooley, who went missing on May 22nd after falling into Gypsum Creek, states his body was recovered on Saturday.

Wichita police told the media on Saturday that an unidentified body had been found but would not give further details.

Devon’s family said they believed the body found was Devon’s and that he was on his “final journey home.”

The family now confirms that the body found has been identified as Devon’s.

In Devon’s honor, two donation collections have been set up; one is the Devon Cooley Memorial Services Fund to fund the cost of a memorial service which the family is planning and the other is for a water safety program to educate and protect other young children in the future.

To make donations to the water safety project and to track its progress go to DevonCooley.com the family’s memorial site.

For donations to the memorial service go to https://www.gofundme.com/Services4Devon

The family will release more information on the memorial service to the public once the event has been planned.

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Car wreck leaves child internally decapitated

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 21:53
A 4-year-old boy is recovering after a passerby saved him from a car wreck that left him internally decapitated.
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VIDEO: Van Jones, Jeffrey Lord spar over Donald Trump

CNN Politics - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 21:45
Van Jones rips Donald Trump surrogate Jeffrey Lord over defending Trump's comments regarding Judge Gonzalo Curiel who is presiding over the Trump University civil lawsuit.
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Official: Truck slams into bicyclists in Michigan, killing 5

KSN - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 21:06

COOPER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Other road users had complained that a pickup truck was being driven erratically just minutes before the vehicle slammed into a group of bicyclists in western Michigan, killing five, authorities said.

Four other bicyclists suffered serious injuries in the crash early Tuesday evening in Cooper Township and were being treated at area hospitals, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeffrey Getting said during a news conference Tuesday night.

The truck driver is in custody but has not been charged.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims,” Getting said. “I can’t even begin to imagine what they’re going through.”

The driver of the pickup, described as a 50-year-old western Michigan man, fled from the wrecked vehicle, but police caught him a short time later.

Authorities began receiving calls about the blue pickup truck about 30 minutes before the crash, with people complaining “about the manner in which that vehicle was being driven,” Getting said. He did not provide details of the erratic driving.

Several agencies were searching for the pickup when the first report of the crash came in just after 6:30 p.m., he said. No officers were actively pursuing the truck at the time it crashed.

The bicyclists had been riding as a group. Their names and ages were not immediately released because family members were still being notified. The group included men and women, but no children.

Markus Eberhard was leaving a nearby park after fishing and said he nearly was hit by the pickup. He was unable to warn the bicyclists.

“I saw a bunch of bikes hit the front of his truck and a couple of them flew,” Eberhard told WOOD-TV.

Paramedics and fire crews rushed to the scene, Getting said.

He declined to answer questions about the suspect and said the man’s name would not be released until his office has determined which charges he will face.

Cooper Township is south of Grand Rapids and just miles from Kalamazoo. The area still is dealing with the random fatal shootings of six people and wounding of two others in February. Jason Dalton, 45, had been picking up riders for Uber at the time of the shootings. He is charged with murder and attempted murder. His attorney told a judge Monday that Dalton is expected to plead insanity in his defense.

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Who'd lead the Dem race if superdelegates didn't exist?

CNN Politics - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 21:05
CNN's John King walks us through a variety of superdelegate situations to see if one puts Sanders in the lead.
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Van Jones rips into Jeffrey Lord

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 20:58
Van Jones rips Donald Trump spokesman Jeffrey Lord over defending Trump's comments regarding Judge Gonzalo Curiel who is presiding over the Trump University civil lawsuit.

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Judge delays ruling on Planned Parenthood Kansas lawsuit

KSN - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 20:29

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – A federal judge is delaying a ruling on a bid by Planned Parenthood attorneys to prevent Kansas from halting the organization’s Medicaid funding.

U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson didn’t indicate after a hearing Tuesday when she might rule on the state health department’s action, while a lawsuit by two Planned Parenthood affiliates proceeds.

Kansas has said it plans to cut off funding July 7 because the health provider performs abortions, though attorneys for the state suggested Tuesday it may not be until September to allow for an administrative appeal.

Federal courts have blocked similar attempts to cut off Medicaid funding in other states.

Planned Parenthood argues the Kansas is acting out of “animus” toward the organization.

The state calls court intervention premature because Medicaid hasn’t yet been cut off.

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