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New Wyoming program will help adults pay for college

A statewide education group introduced a program Thursday that will help adult students in Wyoming learn skills that lead to secure employment. The program will be called Wyoming Works, the Wyoming Education Attainment Council Executive Committee announced. “We are not only advancing our post-secondary attainment goals, but also ensuring Wyoming citizens have high-quality credentials to Read More…

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British Airways cancels flights to Cairo

British Airways on Friday suspended for one week all scheduled flights to Cairo. The airway said the cancellations are due to a security precaution, but did not elaborate on the concerns. According to The Guardian, the announcement came as a surprise, told to passengers about to board a British Airways flight. In a statement, the Read More…

'No longer worthless': Youth lead mental health charge on Sydney's northern beaches

Related Story: Headspace is ‘easy for politicians’, but failing Australia’s youth, experts say Kellie Hatcher wrote her first suicide note at age 12. Key points:Several young people died on Sydney’s northern beaches last year, but local community groups reject suggestions of a suicide “crisis”The area’s suicide rate peaked in 2015 but has since been steadily Read More…

Cody Fajardo on off-season life, reality TV and how he came to love football

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Cody Fajardo throws the ball during CFL pre-season football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary on Friday, May 31, 2019. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press) Cody Fajardo took over the reins of the quarterback role for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the first game of the season.  Fajardo spent four seasons at the Read More…

British Airways, Lufthansa cancel flights to Cairo over security concerns

British Airways (BA) and Lufthansa have abruptly suspended flights to Cairo over security concerns, without giving further details. BA began its seven-day suspension of its flights to Cairo on Saturday, in a move intended as a precaution to “allow for further assessment.” German airline Lufthansa also canceled flights to Cairo from Munich and Frankfurt on Saturday, but Read More…

Sisters with 'polar opposite' personalities delight Twitter, go viral

Two Michigan sisters with “polar opposite” personalities have charmed the internet with photos showing how different their styles truly are. On Thursday, Alexandria Bishop used Twitter to post a peek into the vastly different personal tastes of her and her sister, Jessica Toutant, Metro reports. “My sister and I are polar opposites,” a raven-haired Bishop captioned a selfie Read More…

Navy airman sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A U.S. Navy airman has been sentenced to 25 years confinement, with 15 years suspended, for attempting to kill his wife in a murder-for-hire plot. Uriel Gerardo-Olivas was sentenced Friday following a court-martial at Naval Station Norfolk. Media reports say he also will receive a dishonorable discharge. In return for pleading Read More…

Border agents use tear gas to stop nearly 50 undocumented migrants who stormed Rio Grande bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents had to use tear gas and pepper spray early Saturday to stop nearly 50 “undocumented individuals” from illegally entering the U.S. after they stormed a port of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, officials said. The incident at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge took place at around 4 a.m. Read More…

Inmate escapes Oklahoma prison, may have left in vehicle

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says an inmate at the minimum-security Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester has escaped. A DOC news release says 39-year-old Christopher Jacobs was discovered missing around 10 a.m. Saturday. The department says other inmates told investigators Jacobs walked away from the unfenced prison and got into Read More…

Puerto Rico protesters stand up to vulgar texts, alleged corruption, and years of scandal

Puerto Rico is bracing for a massive protest Monday calling for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation. Vulgar and misogynistic text messages from him spurred thousands of Puerto Ricans to demonstrate in the capital San Juan on Friday and Saturday, the Associated Press reported. There were smaller gatherings across the rest of the island, with the movement Read More…

Lenasia residents, alleged land invaders face off

Police have resorted to firing rubber bullets to disperse alleged land invaders in Lenasia, South of Johannesburg, while other residents marched on Saturday calling for an end to land grabs in the area. EWN reported on Saturday that tensions escalated in Lenasia where Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Lebogang Maile was on the ground. It was reported that Read More…

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued July 20 at 10:56AM CDT until July 20 at 4:00PM CDT by NWS Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN

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6 Tennessee corrections officers resign after investigation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says six corrections officer have resigned after an internal investigation into accusations of inappropriate conduct. The Commercial Appeal reports that the identities of the deputies were not provided. A social media post from the sheriff’s office said the investigations focused on inappropriate relationships with inmates at Read More…

'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland responds to Instagram troll who criticized engagement ring videos

“Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland, who recently announced her engagement to former “Bachelorette” contestant Wells Adams, has no time for trolls — especially those who criticize her new sparkler. The actress took to Instagram on Friday to show off her engagement ring. “Blinded by the [sun] or [ring]?” she captioned the post. SARAH HYLAND AND Read More…

Illinois, Massachusetts police departments tell criminals to stay inside during heat wave

Criminal activity has been officially canceled in one suburban Chicago town due to the extreme heat that’s cooking most of the country. “It is just too hot to be outside committing crimes,” the Park Forest Police Department said on Facebook Friday. “We’re asking all aspiring criminals, seasoned veterans, and those who find themselves committing crimes out Read More…

Louisiana man convicted of kidnap, torture, sexual abuse

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A Louisiana man faces a mandatory life sentence after being convicted of kidnapping, torturing and sexually abusing another man. The Advocate reports that jurors convicted 31-year-old Almoine Lemar Powell of Baton Rouge on Friday of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated second-degree battery and two counts of second-degree sexual battery. His sentencing is Read More…