A report of incendiary ammunition being used on the Daesh camp at dusk tonight. This could have started the fire in the camp.

A report of incendiary ammunition being used on the Daesh camp at dusk tonight. This could have started the fire in the camp.

SDF commanders on the ground in Baghouz plot their advance into the last remaining ISIS-held territory.

SDF commanders on the ground in Baghouz plot their advance into the last remaining ISIS-held territory.

Maryland Gang Member Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Federal Racketeering, Drug Conspiracy and Gun Charges

A Baltimore, Maryland man was sentenced today to 25 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiring to participate in a drug distribution conspiracy and a violent racketeering enterprise known as Trained To Go (TTG). The racketeering conspiracy included eight murders, as well as drug trafficking and witness intimidation. February 28, 2019 at 07:00PM http://bitly.com/2EG45VK

Police: woman arrested after hitting NYPD officers with car

Nicole Brown amNewYork, New York

NEW YORK — A woman was arrested after she hit two NYPD officers with her car and led them on a pursuit down the FDR Drive in Manhattan Thursday night, a police official said.

Two officers stopped Veronica Jagdeo, 23, in a black BMW sedan with tinted windows at 96th Street and Second Avenue on the Upper East Side at about 8:50 p.m., Chief of Department Terence Monahan said at a news conference Friday.

The officers approached the vehicle on either side and while interviewing Jagdeo, they noticed a strong odor of marijuana, Monahan said. Jagdeo then drove off toward the FDR Drive, striking one officer in the left elbow and the other officer in the right hand, Monahan said.

Officials believe there were three passengers in the car with Jagdeo, including one, identified as Jason Mohammed, 26, who was being held on a parole warrant.

The officers got in their vehicle and followed Jagdeo southbound on the parkway for nearly five miles until she came to a stop near East 15th Street.

The officers got out again, but as they were approaching, Jagdeo reversed, nearly striking one of the officers and hitting their vehicle, Monahan said. One of the officers then fired six rounds at the car as it drove past him.

That officer may have fired his weapon "in violation of department guidelines" and has been placed on modified assignment, Monahan said. The guidelines say officers can only shoot at vehicles if they are coming toward them or if they present an immediate threat to others, the chief explained.

Jagdeo and the passengers abandoned the car near East Houston Street on the Lower East Side. She was later arrested and charges were pending.

Both officers were treated for their injuries and were expected to be OK.

A section of the FDR Drive was closed for part of the night as police investigated, but was reopened.

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©2019 amNewYork

March 01, 2019 at 01:08PM http://bitly.com/2TomEWt

Does heat help or hinder solar panels?

Despite their growing popularity, there are still some lingering misconceptions about how solar cells work, especially in conditions like this weekend’s hot weather across southern Australia.

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Multiple drug companies recall blood pressure medications over #cancer risks http://bitly.com/2NCouOr http://bitly.com/2GV2wpo

.@realDonaldTrump: ..and I did not increase their second traunch of Tariffs to 25% on March 1st. This is very important for our great farmers – and me.

.@realDonaldTrump: ..and I did not increase their second traunch of Tariffs to 25% on March 1st. This is very important for our great farmers – and me.

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‘Completely inappropriate’ for university to host Fringe nightclub

Students at the University of Adelaide say their campus has been littered with beer bottles since hosting the Adelaide Fringe venue the RCC Fringe, with revellers also accused of break-ins and public urination.

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Police: woman arrested after hitting NYPD officers with car

Nicole Brown amNewYork, New York

NEW YORK — A woman was arrested after she hit two NYPD officers with her car and led them on a pursuit down the FDR Drive in Manhattan Thursday night, a police official said.

Two officers stopped Veronica Jagdeo, 23, in a black BMW sedan with tinted windows at 96th Street and Second Avenue on the Upper East Side at about 8:50 p.m., Chief of Department Terence Monahan said at a news conference Friday.

The officers approached the vehicle on either side and while interviewing Jagdeo, they noticed a strong odor of marijuana, Monahan said. Jagdeo then drove off toward the FDR Drive, striking one officer in the left elbow and the other officer in the right hand, Monahan said.

Officials believe there were three passengers in the car with Jagdeo, including one, identified as Jason Mohammed, 26, who was being held on a parole warrant.

The officers got in their vehicle and followed Jagdeo southbound on the parkway for nearly five miles until she came to a stop near East 15th Street.

The officers got out again, but as they were approaching, Jagdeo reversed, nearly striking one of the officers and hitting their vehicle, Monahan said. One of the officers then fired six rounds at the car as it drove past him.

That officer may have fired his weapon "in violation of department guidelines" and has been placed on modified assignment, Monahan said. The guidelines say officers can only shoot at vehicles if they are coming toward them or if they present an immediate threat to others, the chief explained.

Jagdeo and the passengers abandoned the car near East Houston Street on the Lower East Side. She was later arrested and charges were pending.

Both officers were treated for their injuries and were expected to be OK.

A section of the FDR Drive was closed for part of the night as police investigated, but was reopened.

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©2019 amNewYork

March 01, 2019 at 01:08PM http://bitly.com/2TomEWt

SDF commanders on the ground in Baghouz plot their advance into the last remaining ISIS-held territory.

SDF commanders on the ground in Baghouz plot their advance into the last remaining ISIS-held territory.