News Roundup 04/15/19
1. Upland Baby Shower Shooting
On Sunday morning, the Upland Police Department responded to a home on Shelley Ave. where three victims were found. According to authorities, a dispute erupted at the baby shower over night, when a car drove up to the house. A fight broke out and someone opened fire. Bullets hit three men, including the driver from the car. Officers arrive at the scene; they saw a vehicle speeding off and heard several gun shots. Fortunately, the car crashed near Sierra Vista Elementary School. The driver of the vehicle was dead at the scene, the two others who were shot had surgery with non-life-threatening injuries. Upland police have not identified a shooter nor arrest,
2. Notre Dame Cathedral on Fire
On Monday around 6:15 in France local time, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was engulfed in flames leading to the collapse of the structure's main spire. Paris fire chief Jean-Claude Gallet said the church’s structure had been saved after firefighters managed to stop the fire spreading to the northern belfry. The 12th-century cathedral is home to incalculable works of art and is one of the world’s most famous tourist attractions. The exact cause of the blaze was not known, but French media quoted the Paris fire brigade as saying the fire is “potentially linked” to a 6 million-euro. President Emmanuel Macron was treating the fire as a national emergency, He vowed to rebuild the cathedral and announced the launch of an international fundraising.
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3. Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins the 2020 presidential race
On Sunday, Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., officially declared that he’s running for president. Over the past few months, Buttigieg has appeared frequently on national TV news and talk shows and developed a strong social media following with his message that the country needs "a new generation of leadership. Buttigieg’s poll numbers have climbed in N.H. and Iowa in third place behind Bernie Sanders and Joe Bidden, who has not yet he’s running. Buttigieg would be the first openly gay nominee of a major presidential party. He would be the first mayor to go directly to the White House and would be the youngest person to become president at the age of 37.
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4. Trump threats to send illegal immigrant to sanctuary cities
On April 15, President Donald Trump signaled he was eager to move forward with a plan to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities. In a tweet, 'Those Illegal Immigrants who can no longer be legally held (Congress must fix the laws and loopholes) will be, subject to Homeland Security, given to Sanctuary Cities and States!' White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday that Trump likes an administration plan to send them to sanctuary cities and called it a win 'everybody' as she appeared on ABC’s This Week. His proposal comes amid a major leadership shake-up at DHS as Trump considers an extensive immigration crackdown.
5. North Carolina pass Born-Alive abortion bill
On Monday, North Carolina passed a bill that requires doctors and nurses to protect and care for children born alive during a failed late-term abortion. The Republican-drafted legislation specifies that health care practitioners should grant those children born alive the same protections as any other newborn patient. Those who don’t do so could face a felony and active prison time, along with potential $250,000 fines and other monetary damages. The measure now moves to the House on Tuesday. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has criticized the measure through a spokeswoman, raising expectations he would veto it if it reaches his desk.
Source: AP News