Month: October 2019

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pawel.gaul/iStock(HONG KONG) — Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and former student leader Joshua Wong, 23, has been barred from running for local elections next month over his political stance. He is the only candidate to have his nomination disqualified after being vetted by a government electoral commission. The reason given by the electoral official was that […]

Kuzma/iStock(LONDON) — Authorities in the U.K. are searching for two brothers wanted in connection with the 39 dead bodies that were found in the back of a tractor-trailer near London last week. in the back of a tractor-trailer near London last week. Ronan Hughes, 40, and Christopher Hughes, 34, both from Armagh in Northern Ireland, […]

beyhanyazar/iStock (NEW YORK) — A two-year-old boy who was trapped 100 feet down a well for four days in southern India has been found dead, despite a major rescue operation to try and save him. Rescuers had been racing to reach Sujith Wilson since he slipped into the abandoned borewell on Friday in Trichy, in […]

jetcityimage/iStock(NEW YORK) — The NCAA Board of Governors broke with the long-held tradition of forbidding student-athletes from earning income on Tuesday by voting unanimously to allow them to profit from their names, images and likenesses. The board, which framed the historic vote as part of its continuing effort to “support college athletes, also said it […]

33ft/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Chargers have parted ways with their offensive coordinator, Ken Whisenhunt, the team announced Monday. In a statement, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said the decision to fire Whisenhunt wasn’t easy and “definitely not one that I take lightly.” “You win as a team, and you lose as a team. […]

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDetroit 96, Indiana 94New York 105, Chicago 98Philadelphia 105, Atlanta 103Toronto 104, Orlando 95Houston 116, Oklahoma City 112Milwaukee 129, Cleveland 112Golden State 134, New Orleans 123San Antonio 113, Portland 110Utah 96, Phoenix 95Denver 101, Sacramento 94L.A. Clippers 111, Charlotte 96NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEArizona […]

After a 40-year career in law enforcement, a northwest Iowa police chief will be working full-time for the Catholic Church. Storm Lake Police Chief Mark Prosser has been named the director of Pastoral Planning for the Diocese of Sioux City. Prosser, who is also an ordained deacon in the Catholic Church, will leave the Storm […]

According to KWQC TV, the founder of “Happy Joe’s” restaurants died early today at the age of 82. Lawrence Joseph “Happy Joe” Whitty was a North Dakota native who moved to Davenport in 1966. In 1972, he opened the first “Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream” in the Village of East Davenport. According to the […]

Potential power outages are a concern across eastern Iowa where many trees are still full of leaves and a wet, heavy snow is in the forecast. All-time snowfall records were set Monday for Des Moines and Waterloo and now a wide section of Iowa is expecting its second snowstorm in three days. Meteorologist John Haase, […]

The U.S. Agriculture Department today announced the domestic hemp production program that is required by the 2018 Farm Bill. U.S.D.A. Under Secretary Bill Northey says the plan puts the rules in place and will allow hemp producers to use the department’s programs for hemp. “Including loans, crop insurance, disaster assistance and crop insurance programs. All […]

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