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August 23, 2017

First Line News Articles for Wednesday, August 23 2017


Charlottesville City Council votes to shroud Confederate statues in black

The Charlottesville City Council decided early Tuesday morning to shroud the statues of two Confederate generals in black, capping a long and emotional public meeting that erupted into chaos more than once as residents expressed their anger over a white nationalist rally last weekend.

Heavy rains lead to water rescues in Kansas City area

Several streets were flooded and blocked off from traffic in the Kansas City area on Tuesday after overnight rains pounded the region, prompting numerous rescues of stranded motorists and others who scrambled to safety atop rooftops.

Foxconn jobs could begin appearing next year with 3 Wisconsin assembly plants

Foxconn says it will build three assembly plants in Wisconsin next year as part of a $10 billion project it previously announced would open in 2020 if the state provides a large package of tax incentives.

Remains of Navy Sailors Found Aboard USS John McCain After Collision

The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said some remains of Navy sailors were found in a compartment of the USS John McCain on Tuesday, a day after the warship’s collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 sailors missing.

Dozens hurt in commuter train collision, 4 rushed to hospitals

More than 40 people were injured when a commuter train crashed into another one that was parked at a station in suburban Philadelphia early Tuesday, transit officials said.

Missouri governor halts man’s execution after DNA questions

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday halted the scheduled execution of condemned inmate Marcellus Williams after DNA testing raised questions about whether he actually killed.

Ballot battle erupts in Ohio over health care costs

They lost in California, but that hasn’t stopped activists from waging a referendum war in Ohio against the big pharmaceutical companies.

Trump dossier figure questioned behind closed doors on Capitol Hill

The head of the firm behind the infamous anti-Trump dossier was interviewed Tuesday behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, a congressional aide confirmed to Fox News.

10-year-old boy helps deliver baby brother, save mom’s life

A 10-year-old boy is being credited with saving the lives of both his newborn baby brother and mother, who did not realize that she was in labor. Ashley Moreau, who was 34 weeks pregnant, said she went to use the bathroom on August 11 when her water broke.

Judge rules California town can’t challenge Trump’s order on sanctuary cities

A federal judge dismissed a challenge by Richmond, Calif., to President Trump’s executive order cracking down on sanctuary cities, saying the city lacks standing.