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Explosion at Bixby, OK USAF Office leads to federal search of suspect

Explosion at Bixby, OK USAF Office leads to federal search of suspect

Mainstream Headline News
Federal authorities have confirmed an explosive device was set off outside an Air Force recruiting center near Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bixby police say the blast was reported around 10:30 p.m. Monday. Bixby is about 15 miles (24.1 kilometers) south of Tulsa. FBI Agent Jessi Rice says the recruiting office was closed at the time of the explosion and no one was injured. The extent of the damage is not yet known. Investigators with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are at the scene. Rice says the Tulsa police bomb squad was the first to respond. No arrests have been made. ATF Special Agent Meredith Davis says the blast is being investigated as a possible act of domestic terrorism. https://twitter.com/MycahHatfield/status/884807400842289152 https://...
Two Portland Police Officers Injured After Hit and Run

Two Portland Police Officers Injured After Hit and Run

Latest News, Police
On Monday July 3, 2017, at 4:17 a.m., two East Precinct officers working in a partner car were driving eastbound on Southeast Flavel Street at 72nd Avenue, heading to a call at the 7-Eleven at 82nd Avenue and Flavel Street. As they crossed through the intersection with a green light, they were struck on the driver's side by another vehicle that was being driven southbound on 72nd Avenue though a red light. The marked police car came to rest on the sidewalk, south of the intersection. The other driver's car came to rest in the street just south of the intersection. The two occupants of the vehicle, both females, got out of the car and ran southbound on 72nd Avenue but were contacted and detained by a third officer who was also responding to the call on 82nd Avenue. One of the offic...
15,000 New U.S Citizen to be Naturalized During Independence Day Holiday

15,000 New U.S Citizen to be Naturalized During Independence Day Holiday

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the 241st  anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and our nation’s birthday, by welcoming nearly 15,000 new U.S. citizens during more than 65 Independence Day-themed naturalization ceremonies across the country this year. “July Fourth marks the birth of our country, and for 15,000 people, it marks the birth of a new chapter as American citizens,” USCIS Acting Director James McCament said. “These new members of our community will add to the diverse fabric of our nation and will now be able to enjoy the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship.” USCIS’ Independence Day activities this year will feature a naturalization ceremony at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, on
1 billion suns: World’s brightest laser sparks new behavior in light

1 billion suns: World’s brightest laser sparks new behavior in light

Latest News, Science
Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are seeing an everyday phenomenon in a new light. By focusing laser light to a brightness 1 billion times greater than the surface of the sun — the brightest light ever produced on Earth — the physicists have observed changes in a vision-enabling interaction between light and matter. Those changes yielded unique X-ray pulses with the potential to generate extremely high-resolution imagery useful for medical, engineering, scientific and security purposes. The team’s findings, detailed June 26 in the journal Nature Photonics, should also help inform future experiments involving high-intensity lasers. Donald Umstadter and colleagues at the university’s Extreme Light Laboratory fired their Diocles Laser at a beam of electrons to measu
MORE THAN 1,000 SUSPECTED CHILD SEX PREDATORS ARRESTED DURING OPERATION BROKEN HEART

MORE THAN 1,000 SUSPECTED CHILD SEX PREDATORS ARRESTED DURING OPERATION BROKEN HEART

Crime, Latest News
Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces arrested 1,012 suspected child predators from more than 40 states during a two-month nationwide operation following the investigation of more than 69,000 cases, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) announced today. The arrests marked the end of Operation Broken Heart, a coordinated investigative operation to intensify efforts to identify and arrest suspected child sexual predators during April and May 2017. The 61 ICAC Task Forces, funded through OJJDP grants, comprise more than 4,500 federal, state and local, and tribal law enforcement agencies that participated in the operation. “As technology and social media evolve, predators are quick to figure out how they can use these new tools to reach—and
Federal Reserve issues $3 million fine against BNY Mellon

Federal Reserve issues $3 million fine against BNY Mellon

Economy, Latest News
The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced a $3 million fine against Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon) for unsafe and unsound practices after the firm improperly assigned a lower risk weighting to a portfolio of assets, reducing the firm's risk-based capital ratios. In 2010, following a change in the relevant accounting rules, BNY Mellon consolidated a portfolio of collateralized loan obligations onto its balance sheet. BNY Mellon incorrectly assigned the assets a zero-risk weighting, which was improper under the rules in place at the time. As a result of its improper treatment of the portfolio BNY Mellon understated its reported risk-weighted assets and overstated its risk-based capital ratios for nearly 14 quarters. BNY Mellon took action to correct its risk-weighting...
Woman donates $800k to National Wildlife Refuges in her will

Woman donates $800k to National Wildlife Refuges in her will

Environment, Latest News
PORTLAND, Oregon - Nobody really knew Rita Poe until she died. She moved through the final years of her life with little apparent interaction with others. Few people could recall the tall, thin woman with salt-and-pepper hair and brown eyes. She died at age 66 in her home – a 27-foot travel trailer parked in the shadows of the Olympic Mountains – of colon cancer on Nov. 16, 2015. Though Rita’s life came to a close, her legacy will live on for generations thanks to her final act of astonishing generosity. With no known friends or heirs in her final years, Rita’s closest connection was Nancy Zingheim, the manager for SKP RV Park in Chimacum, Washington, where Rita had parked her Airstream during the summer of 2015. Their only encounters were when Rita would come in to pay her lot rent or
Biometric Tech Deployed at George Bush International Airport

Biometric Tech Deployed at George Bush International Airport

Border News, Government, Latest News
U.S. Customs and Border Protection deployed facial recognition biometric exit technology today to George Bush Intercontinental Airport for one daily flight from the United States to Tokyo. The deployment builds upon a June 2016 pilot at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport using facial recognition. CBP recently deployed the technology to Washington Dulles International Airport at the end of May and future deployments are planned for additional airports this summer. “Through our consultations with the airlines and airport stakeholders, and based on the success of several pilots, CBP determined that facial recognition was a viable exit solution,” said John Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations. “With the expansion of this technology
Seth Rich Homicide – Initial Findings

Seth Rich Homicide – Initial Findings

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It appears that what has been considered a conspiracy is now proving to be fact. Thanks to the Profiling Project and George Washington University. They have now concluded that the unsolved murder of Seth Rich was no random robbery gone wrong. They have also disclosed that they found another surveillance camera from the crime scene although we do not know what the footage captured. Read the full report here and follow @iCitizen_News and @B_Rich33NO on Twitter for more.
Corn better used as food than biofuel, says NSF

Corn better used as food than biofuel, says NSF

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Corn is grown not only for food; it is also used as an important renewable energy source. But renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues. The question of whether corn is better used as food or as biofuel has persisted since ethanol came into use. Now, for the first time, researchers have quantified and compared these issues in terms of the economics of the entire production system to determine if the benefits of biofuel corn outweigh the costs. Scientists Praveen Kumar and Meredith Richardson of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign published their findings this week in the American Geophysical Union journal Earth's Future. The results show that using biofuel corn doesn't completely offset the environmental effects of producing that corn. ...