Four police officers were fatally shot and seven wounded by snipers in Dallas, authorities said, during one of many demonstrations held in cities across the United States against the second fatal police shooting of a black man in two days. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said in a statement two snipers in elevated positions shot 11 officers, killing three. Police said on Twitter later a fourth officer had died. At least one more was in surgery. Brown also said later one suspect was cornered in a garage in downtown Dallas, although there was no word on the second reported sniper. Television footage showed a heavy police presence, with officers taking cover behind vehicles on the street. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dallas law enforcement community and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit officers killed and injured this evening,” Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement. The shooting happened as largely peaceful protests unfolded around the United States after the shooting of … [Read more...] about Four officers killed, seven wounded in Dallas shooting protest: police
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ST PAUL, Minn., July 7 - Protesters in Chicago, New York and St. Paul, Minnesota, took to the streets on Thursday to express outrage after the second fatal police shooting of a black man in the United States in two days. ST PAUL, Minn., July 7 - Protesters in Chicago, New York and St. Paul, Minnesota, took to the streets on Thursday to express outrage after the second fatal police shooting of a black man in the United States in two days. The protests were peaceful but tension was evident after the shooting of Philando Castile, 32, by police near St. Paul late on Wednesday. His girlfriend posted live video on the internet of the bloody scene minutes afterward, which was widely viewed. Castile's death occurred within a day of the shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sterling was killed during an altercation with two white police officers. Graphic video of that incident caused an outcry on social media. In Chicago, protesters shut down a stretch of the … [Read more...] about Protesters mass after another police shooting of black man in U.S.
Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday in front of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims celebrating two 20th century giants of the Roman Catholic Church. Cheers and applause rang out across St Peter's Square after the historic double canonization as many in the crowd fixed their gaze on huge tapestries of the two popes on the facade of the basilica behind Francis. "We declare and define Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II to be saints and we enrol them among the saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole Church," Francis said in his formal proclamation in Latin about 30 minutes into the solemn service. The crowd was so large it stretched back along all of Via della Conciliazione, the half kilometer-long, broad boulevard that starts at the Tiber River. Even its bridges were packed with pilgrims. The Mass, which began under a light rain, was also attended by former Pope Benedict, who last year became the first … [Read more...] about Popes John XXIII and John Paul II become saints, witnessed by thousands
Retailers are struggling to meet even modest forecasts for the holiday shopping season this year after the "Super Saturday" before Christmas failed to live up to its nickname, industry research groups said. The last Saturday before Christmas often sets the annual record for retail sales, vying with Thanksgiving weekend's Black Friday. In recent years, last-minute shopping has determined the success of the season, and a relatively weak final weekend bodes poorly for retailers. This year Super Saturday weekend sales in stores and online rose 4 percent to $55 billion, after a 2.5 percent gain last year, according to retail consultancy and private-equity fund Customer Growth Partners. That puts overall store and online sales from the start of November through Dec. 22 on track to rise 3.1 percent, below the 3.2 percent pace the firm forecast and down from 4.1 percent growth in the same period last year. "Sales have been sluggish so far this year as most consumers are still buying close to … [Read more...] about U.S. retailers at risk of missing modest holiday sales goals
Hi Joe! Let’s talk about yellow school bus. What are the main functions of the school bus? The Yellow school bus drops you off near your home and picks you up, to drive you to school. It is definitely interesting vehicle. And it is interesting that people from different countries are fascinated by this yellow school bus. You probably have spent hours and hours in a school bus? What are some cool aspects of the school bus that you experienced? I spent many hours in the school bus. I think another interesting aspect of the school bus is the dynamic of the people inside of it. It is usually high school and grade school, so you have many different ages. So for example, if you go to junior high, you may have kids from several different grade schools. You may not know these kids but by the end of the school year, you may be best friend with them. And you know I have a lot of fun on the bus because I got into a lot of trouble on the bus. I was a big trouble maker. It is an interesting … [Read more...] about American yellow school bus