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U.S. Senate Confirms Mike Pompeo As Secretary Of State

The U.S. Senate confirmed CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be President Donald Trump’s secretary of state on Thursday. As senators continued to vote, the tally was 54-41 in favor of the Republican former member of the House of Representatives, meaning he was confirmed in the post. Pompeo had faced stiff resistance from Democrats worried about his reputation for hawkishness and past harsh statements about homosexuality and Islam. ...Read more

Former Police Officer Is Arrested As Suspect In Decades-Old ‘Golden State Killer’ Case

According to multiple sources, police have arrested a former police officer who is suspected of being the “Golden State Killer,” one of California’s most famous serial killers and rapists. Local and federal task force apprehended the suspect late Tuesday evening. The “Golden State Killer” is believed to have killed at least 12 people, raped at least 45 people and committed multiple home burglaries in the 1970s and 1980s in crime sprees throughout California. The terror started with burglaries and rapes in the Sacramento suburbs in summer 1976. 72-year-old Citrus Heights resident, Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held without bail, according to Sacramento County jail records. ...Read more

Man Arrested In Dallas Home Depot Shooting That Injured Two Police Officers And One Civilian

Two officers from the Dallas police department and a civilian were injured in a shooting near a local Home Depot on Tuesday, according to reports. The shooting occurred about 4:15 p.m. as officers were escorting a man from the Home Depot in northern Dallas. The two officers and the store loss-prevention officer underwent surgery for their injuries, Police Chief U. Renee Hall said late Tuesday night.  Police arrested Armando Luis Juarez, 29, on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and felony theft. He was taken into custody shortly before 10 p.m. after a lengthy car chase involving officers of various law enforcement agencies. The two police officers were called to the store to help an off-duty officer with removing the man from the store. ...Read more

President Trump Plans To Nominate Admiral Harry Harris As Ambassador To South Korea Ahead Of North Korea Summit

According to sources, President Donald Trump plans to nominate Admiral Harry Harris, commander of Pacific Command, to be the ambassador to South Korea.  Harris had originally been the president’s pick for ambassador to Australia. His confirmation hearing for that post was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but it was postponed. He was widely expected to be confirmed. The news comes after the Senate Foreign Relations committee on Monday endorsed Mike Pompeo for secretary of State. The role of ambassador to South Korea was one of many vacancies in the State Department  amid negotiations for a summit between Trump and Kim. ...Read more

10 Dead, 15 Injured After Van Strikes Multiple Pedestrians In Toronto; Driver In Custody

Ten people were killed and 15 others injured after a white van collided with a crowd of pedestrians on a busy street north of downtown Toronto, Canada, on Monday,  The suspect was identified as Alex Minassian, 25, according to Toronto Police media representative Gary Long. Stephen Powell, district chief for Toronto Fire, confirmed that there had been multiple fatalities. The incident occurred in the North York area at the intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue; Yonge Street is one of the main thoroughfares in Toronto. Ralph Goodale, the country’s minister of public safety and emergency preparedness, called the incident an attack but said he didn’t want to speculate when asked if the terrorism was to blame. “We cannot come to any firm conclusions at this stage,” he said. ...Read more

Four Presidents Come Together To Pay Tribute At The Funeral Of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

A photograph featuring four presidents paying tribute to the late Barbara Bush is being widely circulated on social media. The photo features four former presidents – Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush – along with First Lady Melania Trump and former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. Taken this past Saturday by Paul Morse, the former White House photographer for George W. Bush, the photo was initially tweeted by Jim McGrath, a spokesperson for George H. W. Bush. President Donald Trump is absent from the photo, as he did not attend the funeral in Houston on Saturday. The president tweeted about Barbara Bush along with a photo of her White House portrait, saying “today, my thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family,” he wrote. “In memory of First Lady Barbara Bush, there is a remembrance display located at her portrait in the Center Hall of the @WhiteHouse. ...Read more

Shooting At Waffle House Leaves 4 Dead, 4 Injured in Tennessee

Four people were killed and four others were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday, authorities said. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said they were drafting an arrest warrant for Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Illinois, who was still at large. The shooting took place at the Waffle House located at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike in Antioch. Metro Nashville Police Department said witnesses told them that Reinking drove his pickup truck into the Waffle House parking lot around 3 a.m. local time. They said Reinking exited his truck and began firing AR-15 at two people outside the restaurant. He then went inside the restaurant and opened fire. Of the four people who were injured, two of them were shot, accoridng to police.  ...Read more

Scorpions To Tour This Summer With Queensryche In The U.S.

The Scorpions are bringing their Crazy World tour to the U.S. After canceling four shows last year, the band has announced five dates for this summer, with Queensryche serving as the opening act. In October 2017 following a show at the Forum in Los Angeles, Scorpions were forced off the road due to their singer suffering from a case of severe laryngitis. The tour will begin at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena in Stateline, Nev., on Aug. 31 and conclude at the Amalie Arena in Tampa on Sept. 14. You can see the tour itinerary below and get full details on tickets and VIP packages at the band’s website. ...Read more