Tuesday, September 23, 2014

First Drip (9/23/14): City to stop paying for CMPD officer's legal fees, challenges to climate change, more

Posted By on Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 8:10 AM

The city has agreed to stop paying for the legal fees of the officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man last year. The family of Jonathan Ferrell is suing Randall Kerrick, who was charged with voluntary manslaughter in the case.

Make sure you and your kids are washing your hands. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirms that six children, all under the age of 10, tested positive for Enterovirus. While not generally life threatening, the disease does cause cold- and flu-like symptoms

The U.S. and several countries in the Middle East began an aggressive airstrike against the Islamic State in Syria. "…Fourteen airstrikes damaged or destroyed Islamic State training compounds, storage facilities, a finance center, supply trucks and several armed vehicles."

The Obama administration is deporting the children of parents who were allowed to stay in the U.S. after fleeing their homes in Central America in 2012. One example cited in the Boston Globe story is of a man who was told it was too dangerous to return to El Salvador in 2012 after some earthquakes. Now, the U.S. government is deporting his son.

The Treasury Department is cracking down on U.S. companies that list their addresses in foreign countries to avoid paying American taxes, a practice known as inversions.

A new study shows naturally occurring changes, not human-caused climate change, have led to warmer land and sea along the West Coast.

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