Mountie says he expressed concerns over role money played in rifle rollout, trial hears

https://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/canada/2017/04/26/mountie-says-he-expressed-concerns-over-role-money-played-in-rifle-rollout-trial-hears/rcmp-labour-trail.jpg.size.xxlarge.original.jpg MONCTON, N.B.—Senior Mounties should not have included the “influences of finances” when deciding which RCMP divisions would first get semi-automatic carbine rifles, an RCMP tactical expert testified Wednesday at the national police force’s trial…


State trooper shot outside a Wawa

http://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/20170323_zaf_p77_003.jpg?quality=90&strip=all A Delaware state trooper was shot outside of a local Wawa store Wednesday, police said. The on-duty trooper, whose identity was not immediately released, was shot shortly after noon in the parking lot of…



Trump announces ‘the biggest tax cut’ in U.S. history, huge cuts for corporations

https://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/world/2017/04/26/trump-announces-the-biggest-tax-cut-in-us-history-huge-cuts-for-corporations/trump-taxes.jpg.size.xxlarge.original.jpgWASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump proposed dramatic cuts in the taxes paid by corporations big and small Wednesday in an overhaul his administration says will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to America’s middle…


Inmate hanged himself in cell while guards watched Netflix

http://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/170426-netflix-guards-suicide-feature.jpg?quality=90&strip=allGuards at a Missouri Department of Corrections facility watched movies on Netflix on state computers as an offender in the halfway house hanged himself – and wasn’t found until 10 hours later, according to a…


House Freedom Caucus signs off on GOP health care plan

http://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/657004826.jpg?quality=90&strip=all WASHINGTON – The House Freedom Caucus has signed off on the latest version of the GOP health care plan, reviving the chances for ObamaCare’s repeal and replacement. The leaders of the staunch conservative group…


Sen. Patrick Brazeau acquitted of 2014 charges related to drunk driving

https://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/canada/2017/04/26/sen-patrick-brazeau-acquitted-of-2014-charges-related-to-drunk-driving/brazeau.jpg.size.xxlarge.original.jpgOTTAWA—Sen. Patrick Brazeau has been acquitted of drunk-driving charges that date back to 2014. The news was confirmed by the court clerk at the courthouse in Gatineau in western Quebec. Brazeau is still fighting one…


Chain-smoking toddler is now a vice-free fourth grader

http://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/aldi-rizal.jpg?quality=90&strip=allThe cigarette puffin’, tricycle ridin’ Indonesian 2-year-old with a two pack a day habit has changed his ways and is now a star pupil at his primary school, according to a report. Rizal smokes a…


Trump orders review of Obama-issued school regulations

http://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/trump12.jpg?quality=90&strip=all WASHINGTON – President Trump issued an executive order on Wednesday directing the Education Department to review guidance and regulations issued to K-12 schools under the Obama administration. The order is meant to fulfill a…


Republicans refuse to fund ObamaCare subsidies

http://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/170426-paul-ryan-obamacare-feature.jpg?quality=90&strip=all WASHINGTON — Republicans drew battle lines Wednesday over the spending bill that would keep the government running by refusing to fund ObamaCare subsidies. “We’re not doing that,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday after…