Russ Bynum and Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press Updated 11:16 pm CDT, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, photo, Lutrice Garcia stands outside a Red Cross shelter where she's staying, at a school in Bennettsville, S.C. Garcia said her nearby home was damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, and she doesn't know if she'll be able to return there to live once the water recedes. less In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, photo, Lutrice Garcia stands outside a Red Cross shelter where she's staying, at a school in Bennettsville, S.C. Garcia said her nearby home was damaged by flooding caused by ... more Photo: Russ Bynum, AP Photo: Russ Bynum, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, photo, Lutrice Garcia stands outside a Red Cross shelter where she's … [Read more...] about ‘Up in the air’: If displaced by storm, where to call home?
0 Have your say A 2015 report says the Home Office set targets for voluntary departures of people who could not lawfully stay in the UK, it has emerged. A powerful Commons committee investigating failures that affected the Windrush generation asked Home Secretary Amber Rudd whether her department has targets for migrant removals during a grilling on Wednesday.Ms Rudd, who took over from Theresa May as Home Secretary in July 2016, told the Commons Home Affairs Committee she was not familiar with suggestions that regional targets were in place.An inspection of removals by the borders and immigration watchdog said targets were set in 2014/15 and for 2015/16, which were then split between 19 Immigration Compliance and Enforcement (ICE) teams across the UK.READ MORE: Amber Rudd expresses ‘regret’ over Windrush scandalThe targets, and how they were divided up, were first reported by the BBC.Following Ms Rudd’s appearance before MPs on Wednesday, the Home Office … [Read more...] about Windrush: Home Office ‘set targets’ for immigrant removal
NEW YORK (AP) — As part of its collection of Babe Ruth items, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has the bat the slugger used to hit his then-record 60th home run in 1927.A private collector also claims to own the bat, and he's selling it at auction. PSA/DNA, one of the leading sports memorabilia authenticators, supports his assertion.The dispute dates back more than 90 years to the original owner of each bat and how he professed to acquire it.The bat being sold by the anonymous collector can be traced back to Joe E. Brown, the entertainer and vaudeville comedian with whom Ruth had a friendship. Brown said Ruth, who had presented him with the bat the slugger used to hit three home runs in the 1926 World Series, personally gave him the bat used to hit his 60th homer in 1927. The bat is signed, "To Joe E. Brown From Babe Ruth."Brown then passed the bat down to his son Joe L. Brown, who was general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955-76. The younger Brown then sold the bat to … [Read more...] about A tale of 2 bats, and Babe Ruth’s 60th home run in 1927
Ben Gilbert, provided by Published 6:05 am, Monday, April 23, 2018 Screenshot Amazon's reportedly building out a line of home robots. The project is codenamed, "Vesta." The robots are said to be able to navigate homes autonomously. According to Bloomberg, Amazon's line of domestic robots could arrive as soon as 2019. several robots — into your home. And they could arrive as soon as 2019. Recommended Video: Now Playing: If you're tired of having you packages stolen, Amazon appears to have some confidence the concept could work, though, as a new report from CNBC claims Jeff Bezos' giant e-commerce company is already at work developing a "smart doorbell" to facilitate entry into your inner sanctum. Media: Wochit That's according to a report on Monday morning from Bloomberg, which says that Amazon is several years deep into a project codenamed "Vesta" — a project to create domestic robots that could live with you. The plan, according to Bloomberg, … [Read more...] about Amazon’s got a ‘top secret’ plan to put robots in your home by 2019, according to a new report
A Lake County Sheriff's Department dog shot last year in the line of duty is going home.The Lake County Board of Commissioners voted last week to turn over Blade, an 8-year-old Dutch shepherd, and two other retiring K-9s to police officers who promised to care for them.Since the dogs were originally purchased by the Sheriff's Department, commissioners went through the formality of selling them for $1 apiece.Sheriff Oscar Martinez said Blade served on the county police force since 2013 as a tracking and apprehension dog for the county police gang enforcement unit until he was shot and injured Jan. 18 in the line of duty.Police said Blade and his handler were pursuing Marquis Thomas, 19, of Merrillville, when police stopped a car in which Thomas was a passenger in the 700 block of East 42nd Avenue in Gary's Glen Park section for a traffic violation.Police said Thomas and a county police officer exchanged gunfire during a foot pursuit. Thomas wounded Blade before he was fatally … [Read more...] about Blade, a police dog wounded in the line of duty, comes home