By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: February 12, 2019 at 12:09 pm | UPDATED: February 12, 2019 at 12:10 pm By John Sullivan, Liz Weber, Julie Tate and Jennifer Jenkins | Washington Post Fatal shootings by police are the rare outcomes of the millions of encounters between police officers and the public. Despite the unpredictable events that lead to the shootings, in each of the past four years police nationwide have shot and killed almost the same number of people – nearly 1,000. Last year police shot and killed 998 people, 11 more than the 987 they fatally shot in 2017. In 2016, police killed 963 people, and 995 in 2015. Years of controversial police shootings, protests, heightened public awareness, local police reforms and increased officer training have had little effect on the annual total. Everyone agrees – criminal justice researchers, academics and statisticians – that all of the attention has not been enough to move the number. Mathematicians, however, say … [Read more...] about In the past 4 years, police have killed the same number of people
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FIVE million children have not had a dental check-up in the past 12 months, we can reveal. Parents have been warned to take their kids to regular annual appointments to help avoid tooth decay. Campaigners have hit out at the “national disgrace” of families not taking up free dental care. Preventable tooth decay in kids – caused by sugary drinks and snacks - costs the health service around £50 million a year. The NHS figures reveal that 6.9 million children have visited the dentist in the past year – just under 60 per cent of the total. It was revealed last month that 322 kids under 10 have had full teeth extractions in the past five years. Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen, Chair of General Dental Practice at the British Dental Association, said: “The fact nearly 5 million children are missing out on free dental care is nothing short of a national disgrace, but it’s the logical result of policies from successive governments. “Tooth decay … [Read more...] about Five million kids have NOT had a dental check-up in the past 12 months
By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 4:00 am PST, Monday, December 3, 2018 The San Francisco 49ers left the city and Candlestick Park was demolished. The San Francisco 49ers played at Candlestick Park from 1971 to 2013, before moving to new digs in Santa Clara at Levi's Stadium. In this photo, a section of Candlestick Park remains standing as demolition continues on June 9, 2015. less The San Francisco 49ers left the city and Candlestick Park was demolished. The San Francisco 49ers played at Candlestick Park from 1971 to 2013, before moving to new digs in Santa Clara at Levi's Stadium. In ... more Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Image 1 of / 29 Caption Close Image 1 of 29 The San Francisco 49ers left the city and Candlestick Park was … [Read more...] about The most drastic changes San Francisco has seen in the past 10 years
HTV National Desk Published 5:39 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Sometimes things get weird when people get on planes. Click through for the strangest airline travel stories of 2018. Sometimes things get weird when people get on planes. Click through for the strangest airline travel stories of 2018. Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images Single stowaway rat stops flight out of Oakland - January 2 A flight from Oakland to Portland was boarding at 8:30 a.m. when a rat was seen hopping into the aircraft. The flight, which was scheduled to depart at 9:15 a.m., was canceled and all passengers on board were deplaned. FULL STORY less Single stowaway rat stops flight out of Oakland - January 2 A flight from Oakland to Portland was boarding at 8:30 a.m. when a rat was seen hopping into the aircraft. The flight, which was scheduled to depart ... more … [Read more...] about Flown a major airline in the last 7 years? You could be due cash.
President Donald Trump opened up the White House for a celebration of military mothers and spouses.At the Wednesday gathering, Trump signed an executive order to increase federal-agency hiring of military spouses.However, Trump erred in his remarks about an issue dear to the families in the attendance — military pay.Trump brought up his role earlier this year in signing the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, the typical legislative vehicle for providing pay increases for the military.“We just approved $700 billion for our military,” Trump said. “So we’re going to be having the best equipment ever known. And next year, $716 billion. So I wanted to let you know. And, by the way — I know you don’t care about this — but that also includes raises for our military. First time in 10 years.”That’s flat wrong. In fact, the last time that service members didn’t receive an annual pay increase was in 1983.And … [Read more...] about PolitiFact fact-check: Did Donald Trump sign the first military pay raise in 10 years?