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Native American woman named to the Federal Bench
Humetewa has collected a string of firsts. She is the first Native American woman to serve on the federal bench and she is the third Native American to hold such a post in this country’s history. She previously was U.S. Attorney in Arizona.
She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on a 96-0 vote.
Mitch McConnell balks at shut down over Planned Parenthood
Vikings defeat Steelers; NFL football really gets underway Thursday
The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-3 tonight in the first game of the NFL pre-season. At halftime the Vikings led 7-3. The pre-season really gets under way next Thursday with (among other games) the Packers vs. the Patriots, the Saints vs. the Ravens and the Bears vs. the Dolphins, Friday with the Broncos vs. the Seahawks and the Rams vs. the Raiders, Saturday with the Chiefs vs. the Cardinals and the 49ers vs. the Texans, and Sunday with the Colts vs. the Eagles.
Texas man, 48, charged with killing two adults and six children
Police had been requested to do a welfare check on the family and saw one of the dead children through a window. Shots were fired at police and backups were called. After a standoff, Conley surrendered. So far Conley faces three counts of capital murder. Conley told police he had become angry when he discovered the locks had been changed at his former house.
He was charged with assault against the woman victim last month and has a criminal history dating back to 1988.