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Darrell Brooks trial: Prosecutors plan to rest case Wednesday

WAUKESHA, Wis. - Prosecutors plan to rest their cast Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the Darrell Brooks trial, charged in the November 2021 Waukesha Christmas parade attack. There was just one witness on the stand for the state Tuesday, along with one witness for the defense – called out of order due to the need for an interpreter.Tuesday's testimony focused on law enforcement interrogations of Brooks after his arrest on Elizabeth Street shortly after the Christmas parade attack. After the prosecutors rests their case, Brooks can present his defense.

He has the option to make an opening statement before calling his witnesses. Darrell Brooks in court Oct. 18 Prosecutors say Brooks drove a red SUV through the parade route on Nov.

21, 2021, killing six and injuring more than 60 others. On Nov. 21, 2021, according to prosecutors, Brooks met up with his ex-girlfriend in Frame Park, the same woman he is accused of running over with his red SUV earlier in November 2021.

She told police they argued in his SUV before he started driving, and he "was driving around with one hand and striking her in the face with his other hand." She eventually got out and called her friends for help.Waukesha parade attack victims identified Soon after that, according to prosecutors, Brooks drove that red SUV through the parade route, killing Jackson Sparks, 8, Virginia Sorenson, 79, LeAnna Owen, 71, Tamara Durand, 52, Jane Kulich, 52 and Wilhelm Hospel, 81. More than 60 others were hurt. 

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Biden to put issue of lowering drug costs at center of political agenda
FILE - President Joe Biden delivers remarks on reducing gun violence at the Boys and Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley on March 14, 2023, in Monterey Park, California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS - President Joe Biden will highlight the stark differences in how Democrats are tackling skyrocketing drug prices compared to their Republican counterparts as he gears up for an expected reelection announcement.In a speech on Wednesday in Las Vegas that could serve as a preview of the campaign ahead, Biden planned to put the issue of lowering drug costs at the center of his policy and political agenda.The White House thinks it has a winning message in showcasing legislation passed last year that is expected to save taxpayers billions of dollars and lower the cost of drugs for the roughly 84 million Americans who rely on Medicare."These kind of savings will give people a little bit more breathing room, more comfort as they decide to go to the grocery store to buy their food, more ability to pay their rent, or maybe it’s just to do something decent for their families," Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra told reporters on Tuesday as he previewed the Democratic president's remarks.Biden plans to talk up how his administration is rolling out several parts of that law, passed in a Democratic-controlled Congress last year, that cap the price of insulin, make most vaccines free and allow the federal government to negotiate deals on a handful of pharmaceutical drugs for Medicare enrollees.President Joe Biden appeared in Virginia on Feb.
Amazon delays construction on second phase of HQ2 in Arlington - - city Seattle - state Virginia - county Arlington
Amazon delays construction on second phase of HQ2 in Arlington
ARLINGTON, Va. - Amazon is pausing construction of its second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia following the biggest round of layoffs in the company’s history and shifting landscape of remote work.The Seattle-based company is delaying the beginning of construction of PenPlace, the second phase of its headquarters development in Northern Virginia, said John Schoettler, Amazon’s real estate chief, in a statement. He said the company has already hired more than 8,000 employees and will welcome them to the Met Park campus, the first phase of development, when it opens this June."We’re always evaluating space plans to make sure they fit our business needs and to create a great experience for employees, and since Met Park will have space to accommodate more than 14,000 employees, we’ve decided to shift the groundbreaking of PenPlace (the second phase of HQ2) out a bit," Schoettler said.Amazon announced the plans in February 2021 for an eye-catching, 350-foot Helix tower to anchor the second phase of its redevelopment plans. Amazon opened its doors to the headquarters, which will be going up at the newly renamed National Landing, to show off their work on Wednesday and FOX 5 came along.The new office towers were expected to welcome more than 25,000 workers when complete.You can read Schoettler's full statement on the construction delay below:"We’ve already hired more than 8,000 employees in HQ2 and we’re excited to welcome them to our new Met Park campus this June.
US government agency says 'no link' between dead whales and wind farm development - - New York - Usa - state New York - county Island - state Virginia - state Maryland - state Maine - state Rhode Island - county Long - county Gulf
US government agency says 'no link' between dead whales and wind farm development
dead whales washing ashore to wind farm development.This winter, 16 whales have washed up dead along the Atlantic coast in places like Assateague Island in Maryland, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Long Island, New York.The standings are part of what the National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, call the Humpback Whale Unusual Mortality Event, which started in 2016.The Marine Mammal Commission said in a statement posted to its website on Tuesday that 40% of the whales were examined at necropsy and showed evidence that a ship struck them, or they got entangled in fishing gear.The commission also said these strandings are nothing new, and they are not isolated to the Atlantic coast.According to the commissioner, at least 10 humpback whales have stranded each year during the UME, though in 2017 the highest number of 34 were recorded stranded.What scientists have found is the number of humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine is increasing, and the younger whales are moving to the Atlantic coast, where they are vulnerable to being struck by ships.Many people, though, say wind farm development is the cause of the whale strandings.READ MORE: Dead whale found on beach at Assateague Island National SeashoreWind farm development and research is taking place up and down the Atlantic coast, in places like Block Island, Rhode Island; Montauk, New York; off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, and nearly 20 miles offshore Virginia Beach, Virginia.Agencies like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, and U.S.
Irish rooster with a violent past kills man with attack to the back of his leg, court says - - Ireland - state North Carolina - state Virginia
Irish rooster with a violent past kills man with attack to the back of his leg, court says
A rooster (Photo by Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) An Irish inquest found that a man who died in April 2022, was attacked by a rooster with a history of attacking people, according to reports.The Irish Examiner in Cork, Ireland, reported that Jasper Kraus was allegedly attacked by a Brahma chicken that was moved to his property in Ballinasloe after it attacked a child.Garda Eoine Browne said during the judicial inquiry that he responded to reports of a sudden death on April 28, 2022, and when he arrived, he spoke to paramedics who said CPR attempts to revive the victim were unsuccessful.NORTH CAROLINA MAN DEVELOPED ‘UNCONTROLLABLE’ IRISH ACCENT DURING PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENTBrown said the man, later identified as Kraus, was on the ground in the kitchen in a pool of blood, with a wound on the back of one of his legs.Corey O’Keefe, who was a tenant at Kraus’s house, told his daughter Virginia Guinan what happened.When Kraus’s daughter arrived at the house, she saw blood on the floor and paramedics performing CPR, the Examiner reported.UK TO PROBE WHETHER THE 1998 OMAGH BOMB, ONE OF IRELAND'S DEADLIEST INCIDENTS, COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTEDKraus had a puncture wound on his left leg and a trail of blood from the house to a chicken coop outside.His daughter said during the judicial inquiry that she realized the chicken must have caused her father’s death.The daughter said she suspected it was the chicken with blood on its claws because it had attacked her own daughter previously.The Examiner also reported that O’Keefe was questioned about the incident and said he returned home from work at 8 a.m., fed the animals and asked Kraus how he was doing before heading off to bed.