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Missoula firefighters step up to help fight fires in CA

Missoula firefighters step up to help fight fires in CA

More than 20 fire engines and over 100 Montana firefighters are stepping up to help combat the fires that are devastating California. Two trucks and six Missoula Rural Fire District firefighters left Sunday morning to join the effort. Captain Ron Lubke says they are happy to be able to help. “We have had a number…MORE

Trump does not want more relief funding sent to Puerto Rico

Trump does not want more relief funding sent to Puerto Rico

White House officials have told congressional leaders and appropriators that President Donald Trump does not want any additional relief funding sent to Puerto Rico, a congressional leadership aide told CNN on Monday. While there are no talks to cut funds that have already been appropriated, a White House aide said negotiations have focused on keeping…MORE

Firefighter suffers electric shock while trying to rescue cat

Firefighter suffers electric shock while trying to rescue cat

A firefighter was injured Sunday while attempting to rescue a cat in Midtown Mobile. Mobile Fire-Rescue spokesperson Steven Millhouse said a crew went to a home on McPhillips Avenue after a resident asked for help when their cat got stuck behind a stove. Millhouse said the crew was under the impression that electricity to the…MORE

Security guard killed by police in Robbins bar wanted to be a cop, friends say

Security guard killed by police in Robbins bar wanted to be a cop, friends say

The security guard fatally shot by police at a suburban bar Sunday loved music and had plans to become a police officer, friends said. Jemel Roberson, 26, was shot dead by a Midlothian police officer responding to a shooting inside Manny’s Blue Room Bar in Robbins, Illinois, about 4 a.m. Sunday. Witnesses said officers shot…MORE

‘Move more, sit less,’ government says in new exercise guidelines

‘Move more, sit less,’ government says in new exercise guidelines

If you’re sitting down while reading this, stand up. Guidelines released Monday by the federal government show that most Americans are not getting the exercise they need, costing the health care system over $100 billion each year. The new standards are similar to those released 10 years ago, but the government is scrapping a recommendation…MORE

Chicago actor returns to stage months after being shot

Chicago actor returns to stage months after being shot

When the curtain goes up Friday night at Theater Wit, a Chicago actor will make his triumphant return months after he was shot near a CTA Red Line stop. Sheldon Brown, now 26, was heading home from a night out with friends in April when someone inside a car opened fire near the Wilson Red…MORE

Defeated GOP congressman blames McCain for House flipping

Defeated GOP congressman blames McCain for House flipping

A Republican unseated in the midterm elections last week has come out with an op-ed blaming the late Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain for the party losing control of the House. In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, outgoing Minnesota GOP Rep. Jason Lewis pinned the wave of Democratic victories last week on McCain’s vote…MORE

Lady Gaga documents being evacuated amid Los Angeles fires

Lady Gaga documents being evacuated amid Los Angeles fires

Lady Gaga is among the many celebrities forced to flee their homes due to the rampant fires in California. The singer documented the emotional evacuation as she left behind her Malibu home, not knowing if it would still be standing when she returned. Gaga took to Twitter to write several messages to her 77 million…MORE

Vatican orders US bishops to delay taking action on sexual abuse crisis

Vatican orders US bishops to delay taking action on sexual abuse crisis

The Vatican has told the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay voting on measures to hold bishops accountable for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, the president of the conference said in a surprise announcement Monday morning. In his announcement, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said he was “disappointed” by the Vatican’s decision, which he…MORE

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