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Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court is forbidding President Donald Trump’s administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census for now. The court says the Trump administration’s explanation for wanting to add the question was “more of a distraction” than an explanation.

It’s unclear whether the administration would have time to provide a fuller account. Census forms are supposed to be printed beginning next week.

The court ruled 5-4 on Thursday, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four liberals in the relevant part of the outcome.

A lower court found the administration violated federal law in the way it tried to add a question broadly asking about citizenship for the first time since 1950.

The Census Bureau’s own experts have predicted that millions of Hispanics and immigrants would go uncounted if the census asked everyone if he or she is an American citizen... Read More

WATCH: Bear freed from car

TELLURIDE, Colo. (CBS) — A curious bear found itself trapped in a car in Telluride, CO on Tuesday night. Officers tied a rope to the door and stood back as they opened it allowing the free bear to bolt away!... Read More

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Teen saves toddler’s life

ISTANBUL (CBS) — Harrowing security camera video shows a teenager catching a toddler after she fell from an Istanbul building.

Two-year-old Dora Muhammed, a Syrian national, fell from a second-floor open window last Thursday, according to Turkey’s private Demiroren News Agency (DHA.)

She was caught by an Algerian 17-year-old, Feuzi Zabaat, who worked nearby and noticed she was about to fall, said DHA.

DHA also said Dora’s father, Yusuf Muhammed, gave Zabaat a 200 Turkish Lira (35 US Dollars) reward for saving his daughter’s life... Read More

Dry, gusty winds continue today.

Elevated fire weather conditions hang on with those consistent gusty winds and very dry air. Staying hydrated helps your body keep up with the dryness. Thankfully, temps aren’t too hot as we close out June this weekend. Sherry’s #WeatherNOW forecast has some warmer numbers heading into the July 4th holiday next week... Read More

Safety experts warn about the dangers of fireworks

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The 4th of July holiday is coming up, and many will be out celebrating with fireworks.

Safe-N-Sane fireworks go on sale Friday, June 28 until Thursday, July 4.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission released a demonstration video showcasing how quickly things can go wrong when fireworks aren’t handled properly. New data reveals over 9,000 fireworks-related injuries were treated at emergency rooms in 2018.

Sometimes safe fireworks can also be dangerous. Experts say more than half of injuries in small children are caused by sparklers.

We’re seeing these injuries in children under five. Now children of those age, they explore the environment about them by touch and feel. So even if a nearby adult is the one holding the sparkler, all it takes is that split second for the toddler to reach out towards that shiny, alluring flame, and it’s all over.... Read More

Mom convicted of murder after leaving 3-year-old in hot car to “remove lustful demons”

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A woman has been convicted of murder after leaving her 3-year-old daughter in an SUV for 9 1/2 hours during a blazing California summer and saying she wanted to remove “lustful demons” from the girl.

Angela Phakhin was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder and torture.

Authorities say Phakhin and her fiance repeatedly left her daughter, Maiya, in the car in 2017.

The girl spent 4 1/2 hours there one June day. The next day, she was found dead under a pile of blankets after a 9 1/2-hour stretch.

Sacramento County prosecutors say Phakhin told authorities she and Untwan Smith were trying to remove “lustful demons” from the girl.

Prosecutors say Phakhin was repeatedly warned and advised to take the girl to a cooling shelter.

Smith’s murder trial is pending... Read More

Health Department offering free testing today in honor of National HIV Testing day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Southern Nevada District is making it easy to know your HIV status.

Thursday is National HIV Testing day. To participate, SNDH is offering free testing at their location near Decatur and U.S. 95. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ... Read More