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  2. Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton's chief strategist for her 2008 presidential campaign, said ... View the full article
  3. Gina Ortiz Jones on Tuesday won the Democratic primary for the House seat in Texas' 23rd Congressional District, bringing her closer to becoming the first-ever lesbian and Iraq War veteran to represent the state in Congre... View the full article
  4. In a world where shootings, robberies, and assaults happen every day, it’s not a bad idea to educate yourself on possible red flags. “See something, say something. Please let us know,” said Chief Ron Camacho with the Chambersburg Police Department. Following yet another mass shooting last week, and a push from the public for knowledge on how to stay safe, Chief Camacho called for a series of public meetings to address concerns. “If you pick up on any signs from anybody that’s threatening violence, you have to report it. You have to let somebody know. Whether that’s a coworker, a student, a friend, a family member, the best way to prevent it is by giving that knowledge to the police,” said Chief Camacho. This seminar offered the public signs to look for to stay safe at home or in your day-to-day life. “Some behavior identification. Some physical identification that we can pick up on on a bad guy if they are going to assault you. Clenched fists, heavy breathing, stuff like that,” said Chief Camacho. The chief says one way to stay safe is by being aware of your surroundings. For example if you’re walking through a parking lot and looking down at your phone, you might not notice what’s going on around you. That makes you an easy target. Someone can sneak up behind you and you might not even notice they are there. “There’s been a thirst for knowledge, this type of knowledge, specifically active shooter. And now this. If they want this information, I’m there to give it to them,” said Chief Camacho. The first meeting was held earlier this month. People learned how they can protect themselves in active shooter situations. “It's important because they need to know the safety and the mentality of the shooter, what they need to be aware of,” said Brian Hann, VP of First Responders to the Rescue. Chief Camacho says he would like to keep these meetings a regular part of the borough’s agenda. Anyone with questions is encouraged to reach out to the department. View the full article
  5. This week’s ‘Ask Evan’ question deals with pothole repair work. Ernie F asks, “I am glad that PennDOT is repairing the terrible potholes on I-83 south in southern York County. However, why have they been doing these repairs from Queen Street to Loganville at rush hour? Why can’t these repairs be done either after the morning rush hour or later in the evening?” I reached out to PennDOT for an answer. I’m told that in a nutshell there really isn’t a great time to do the repair work and reduce the highway to a single lane — but crews do their best to avoid rush hour road work. PennDOT says it takes time just to do the set-up to get ready to do pothole repair, and highway folks know the potholes need to be addressed. The PennDOT spokeswoman says that on that section of Interstate 83 there is such a high volume of traffic all day long that there really is no good time to get out there and get the work done. So, crews are we are taking advantage of good weather and all the time they can right now to fill the holes. As for why the repair work can’t be done at night? That has to do with overtime costs, and that type of work is more dangerous for the crews and motorists too since it is a moving operation and not a fixed work zone with lighting. If you have a question you’d like me to answer, send me an email at AskEvan@FOX43.com. Put ‘Ask Evan’ in the subject line. Or reach out to me on Facebook at Evan Forrester FOX43. Whatever the topic I’ll do my best to track down answers you are looking for. View the full article
  6. Gov. Eric Greitens (R-Mo.) launched a television campaign ad as he faces criminal allegations and possible impeachment proceedings against him.The ... View the full article
  7. LANSING, Mich. (AP) — About 100 people crowded into Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's office lobby to demand that the state continue to provide bottled water to Flint residents. MLive.com reports the protesters gathered Tuesday for about 40 minutes until they said they were denied a meeting. They chanted "Flint is under class war" and "no Nestle water for Flint." Snyder ended Flint water distribution last month, saying the city's water quality had significantly improved since a lead crisis. The governor's office had no comment about the protest Tuesday afternoon. Nestle Waters North America, which recently drew public opposition for its permit to increase water withdrawal in western Michigan, sends bottled water to Flint. The protesters have convened in Lansing as part of "The People's Lobby Day," organized by the statewide advocacy coalition Michigan United. View the full article
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  10. Stacey Abrams will win the Democratic primary in Georgia's gubernatorial race Tuesday, CNN projects, positioning her for a chance to become the nation's first black female governor. View the full article
  11. PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An elementary school principal whose daughter was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre says her school district lacks empathy and transparency. April Schentrup's daughter Carmen was one of 17 killed. She told school board members that the district tried to dock her pay for missed work after her daughter's death. She said the superintendent also told her it was not a part-time job when she tried to ease back into work. Schentrup says no one on the school board sent condolence letters or called until nearly three months after the shooting, the day after she signed up to speak at Tuesday's meeting. The Sun Sentinel reports school board members quietly listened and didn't respond. ——— Information from: Sun Sentinel , http://www.sun-sentinel.com/ View the full article
  12. Groups call for Amazon to stop selling facial-recognition tech to police departments after documents reveal the practice. View the full article
  13. ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams wins Dem primary in Georgia's gubernatorial race; she would be 1st black woman governor in the U.S. View the full article
  14. President Trump claimed on Tuesday that a spy was embedded in his presidential campaign in 2016 as a means of aiding Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race."If the person placed very early into my campai... View the full article
  15. Ten female Mcdonald’s current and former employees have filed sexual harassment complaints against the company over the past week. One worker in Chicago said that a McDonald’s supervisor at the franchise store retaliated against her by reducing her hours when she reported instances of sexual harassment by management. Another Chicago worker at a franchise said she was fired soon after reporting that a manager had made sexually explicit comments to her. A third individual in St. Louis, who is 15 years old, said she was repeatedly harassed by an older employee every Sunday for two months. The employee commented on her appearance and sexually propositioned her, she said. The employee added that reports of the incidents were not taken seriously by a superior at the company-owned store, and the harassment did not end until she stopped working on Sundays. A 20-year-old woman in Durham, North Carolina, said that she was sexually harassed by co-workers and supervisors. She also said she was subjected to a hostile work environment at the company-owned store because she is black. The woman said she was made fun of by colleagues after reporting the behaviors and she eventually stopped turning to management. The complaints were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in seven states, including Michigan, Florida and Louisiana. Most of the incidents were alleged to have occurred over the past two years. McDonald’s said in a statement on Tuesday the company takes sexual harassment allegations “very seriously.” “At McDonald’s Corporation, we are and have been committed to a culture that fosters the respectful treatment of everyone. There is no place for harassment and discrimination of any kind in our workplace. McDonald’s Corporation takes allegations of sexual harassment very seriously and are confident our independent franchisees who own and operate approximately 90 percent of our 14,000 U.S. restaurants will do the same,” the statement said. Lawyers from Altshuler Berzon and Outten & Golden LLP are representing the employees, with funding from TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, which is administered by the National Women’s Law Center Fund. Sharyn Tejani, director of the Legal Defense Fund, said in a statement, “we hope to help ensure that these charges will be a catalyst for significant change.” The advocacy group Fight for $15 announced the complaints on Tuesday. “With support from the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, workers in the Fight for $15 now have a powerful ally in our ongoing effort to make McDonald’s restaurants safe places for all workers,” said McDonald’s employee Adriana Alvarez, who is also a member of the Fight for $15’s national organizing committee. Fight for $15 has set up a hotline for McDonald’s employees who want to have their allegations reviewed by lawyers. View the full article
  16. LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — A high school math teacher ousted the majority leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Tuesday, with a narrow win in the GOP primary race. Travis Brenda credited a groundswell of teacher support for the win and said it sends a message that teachers and public workers won't be silent. His race follows a wave of education protests at the Kentucky Capitol and elsewhere around the country, with teachers and others calling for increased pay and other benefits. Votes turned on Rep. Jonathan Shell — who two years ago was credited with helping orchestrate the first GOP takeover of the state House in nearly 100 years — over his role in writing a new state law changed the state's pension system. "He lied to us," school bus driver Carol Plummer said. "I hope it sends a message." Shell co-authored a bill that moved all future teachers into a hybrid pension system. Lawmakers passed it on one of the last days of the legislative session, hurrying it through. It was never available for the public to read before the vote. The bill, signed into law by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, prompted thousands of teachers to march on Kentucky's Capitol, closing schools in more than 30 districts. "They picked on the wrong group," said Brenda, a fourth-generation farmer and 20-year teaching veteran who's never run for public office before. "Not just the educators, but all state employees are rising up and we're not going to be let things be done to us." Shell did not answer a phone call from The Associated Press seeking comment after the race Tuesday. The election result is a warning to other Republican lawmakers on the ballot in November, where dozens more teachers are mounting challenges, mostly as Democrats. Jerry Ward is a retired firefighter who said he voted for Brenda. "Basically everything that the federal government gave me in the tax cut, the state pretty much took," Ward said. Brenda will face Democrat Mary Renfro in November. View the full article
  17. A 30-year-old man didn't get the message that it was time to move out of his parent's home, even after they left him five notices and an offer of cash to help find new digs. View the full article
  18. GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — He's spent nearly six decades trapped on enemy soil, surviving 29 years in a prison where he was tortured by South Korean guards before being released to a life of poverty and police surveillance. Now, 89 years old and bedridden with illness, former North Korean spy Seo Ok-yeol just wants to go home. "People have a need to die in a place where they are respected," Seo said, though he worries it could be too late to finally be reunited with the wife and children he left behind. Seo is among 19 Cold War-era North Korean spies and guerrillas who have served their time in South Korean prison and are pushing to return to the North. Though they are officially free now, Seoul has refused to let them return as it seeks commitments from Pyongyang for the return of hundreds of South Koreans thought held there. The Associated Press recently spoke with seven of the former spies, all men in their 80s and 90s who insist North Korea is their "ideological homeland." Though they have seen past efforts to negotiate their return fall apart, the men are filled with renewed optimism after the leaders of the Koreas held a summit last month and pledged to resolve all humanitarian issues caused by their nations' 70 years of division. "I wept tears of joy," 82-year-old Yang Hee-chul, a former spy, said of the summit. "I have a ray of hope that our issue could be resolved." In 2000, during a previous thaw in North-South relations that also saw their leaders meet, South Korea sent back 63 North Korean spies and guerrillas. Dozens of other North Koreans who had served time in prison later applied for repatriation, but it never happened and some have since died. In a written response, South Korea's Unification Ministry said it was not at this time considering sending back the former spies, adding that the North has not recently asked for them to do so. Seo was born on a small island off the southwestern coast of the Korean Peninsula, when Japan was its colonial overlord. During the 1950-53 Korean War he volunteered for the North's Korean People's Army. After the war ended, he settled in North Korea, and eventually became a spy. He was captured in 1961, after he had swam across a river into the South for what he said was a mission to "promote Korean unification." Park Hee-seong was the chief engineer for a North Korean spy boat in 1962 when he and three others traded gunfire with a South Korean navy ship off the east coast. He was shot twice and eventually taken into South Korean custody. "I tried to blow myself up with a reserve grenade, but it didn't explode ... so I'm still living here like this," the 83-year-old said, showing an arm bent from a gunshot wound. Most of the spies spent decades in prison. While in custody, they say they were tortured to get them to abandon their communist beliefs. Kim Young-sik, who worked as a radio man on a North Korean spy ship before his 1962 capture, said he broke under torture in 1973. He said a fellow inmate tied him to a board, put a thin towel on his face and poured water from a kettle on his face. "I felt like I was dying," the 85-year-old recalled. "I'm still very angry," he said. "How could they torture me to force me to give up an ideology that I believe is correct?" Guards also forced Kim and others to eat off the floor with their hands cuffed behind their backs, while others said they were spun while hanging from the ceiling, their hands again cuffed behind their backs. Not all cracked. The 63 men repatriated in 2000 were chosen by Seoul because they never disavowed communism during their decades in prison. They received a heroes' welcome in Pyongyang, with hundreds of thousands of people pouring into the streets. A number of North Korean spies were released from prison after South Korea achieved democracy in the late 1980s following decades of authoritarian rule. The ex-convicts were given South Korean citizenship, but to this day some are required to report who they meet and what they talk about to police every two months. Most have eked out a living as manual laborers. Those North Koreans who were born in the South say their estranged relatives were often harassed by the police and blackballed so they couldn't work in the government. Three of Seo's brothers and a sister, who had all stayed in South Korea after the war, served time in prison for not reporting their meetings with him. "I feel sorry to them because they couldn't have happy lives because of me," Seo said. The former spies describe an isolating existence in which they are often looked at with suspicion by neighbors. "I hate my birthday and holidays the most," Park said. "I used to stay in my home all day on those days because I knew I would miss my family more if I saw people having a good time outside." Park had a young wife and a 16-month-old son in North Korea at the time of his 1962 arrest. Like many of the spies, Seo couldn't say goodbye to his wife and two baby sons because his mission required strict confidentiality. Seo, whose wife would be 87 if she's alive, never remarried. Others did. Yang married a South Korean woman about a year after he was set free following 37 years of imprisonment. He didn't apply for repatriation in 2000, though he thinks he'll go back if given a second chance. "My wife understands me but my daughter doesn't. She keeps asking me why I'd go," he said. For most the reason is simple. Despite their decades in South Korea, all of the men who spoke to the AP were unrepentant communists. Communism, they say, is the only system that will take care of the Korean working classes. Some are proud that North Korea successfully punished colonial-era pro-Japanese collaborators while South Korea's pro-U.S. government let them stay in power. When the men entered prison, North Korea was wealthier than South Korea. They emerged into a world where South Korea was a regional economic power and a vibrant democracy, while the North struggled to recover from a devastating famine and has long been seen as a one of the world's worst abusers of human rights. Still they remain unbowed in their support for the ideals they fought for so many years ago. Communism "is for the masses of people, not just a few rulers," Seo said. "That philosophy remains the same." ——— Follow Hyung-jin Kim at www.twitter.com/hyungjin1972 View the full article
  19. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson wins Republican primary, defeating gun range owner who declared her business "Muslim-free" View the full article
  20. A teacher has defeated the Kentucky state House majority leader in the GOP primary for his seat, months after educators protested state lawmakers for passing a controversial pension bill.High school math teacher Tr... View the full article
  21. Former Trump Campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page declines to say whether he believes the FBI's "informant" was a spy infiltrating the Trump campaign. View the full article
  22. John Avlon wonders if Michael Avenatti is developing an "Icarus problem." Max Boot argues Avenatti has been very effective in using "Trumpian tactics against Trump" and turning into "a real tormentor for the White House." View the full article
  23. Incoming NRA president Oliver North has blamed school shootings on a "culture of violence," but CNN's Anderson Cooper points out that North was a consultant on "Call of Duty," a violent and graphic video game. View the full article
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