The Larry O’Connor Show 04.24.18

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Toronto van tragedy bonds city in blood. But no one will say the word ‘terrorism’

A sneaker. A purse. A tiny backpack. A cellphone.

Personal possessions scattered along the path of a rampaging, careering white van, the maniacal and homicidal man at the wheel purposefully mowing down pedestrians.

Heartbreaking artifacts now of a weaponized vehicle attack.

And the bodies. My God, the bodies. [Read More]

Alfie Evans parents cannot take sick toddler to Italy

The 23-month-old’s life support was withdrawn on Monday after the court ruled Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital could end his care.

Tom Evans and Kate James wanted to move their son to a hospital in Rome.

Mr Justice Hayden said: “This represents the final chapter in the case of this extraordinary little boy.”

During the hearing at Manchester Civil Justice Centre, he said the best Alfie’s parents could hope for was to “explore” the options of removing him from intensive care either to a ward, a hospice or his home. [Read More]

Puppy power on display in Annapolis as Gov. Hogan signs animal bills and crime, gun legislation

Puppy politics were on full display at the State House Tuesday as Gov. Larry Hogan signed three animal-friendly bills including a ban on so-called “puppy mills.”

The pet-related measures were among 207 bills that the Republican governor signed in Annapolis on Tuesday — including new gun-control and crime-reduction laws that are expected to factor into his reelection bid this year.

But it was the dozen or so puppies and older dogs brought to Lawyers Mall in Annapolis by animal welfare advocates that stole the show. [Read More]

VA secretary pick Ronny Jackson’s confirmation hearing delayed, amid conduct questions

The Senate has delayed its confirmation hearing for President Trump’s pick for Veteran Affairs secretary amid growing questions about nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson’s past conduct and ability to manage the agency.

The New York Times reported that he’s accused of overseeing a hostile work environment as White House physician, drinking on the job and allowing the overprescription of drugs.

The postponement was confirmed to Fox News late Monday night by South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds, a Republican member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. The panel had been scheduled to hold the hearing Wednesday. [Read More]

Trump’s ‘fake news’ fight has helped media ratings and readership

Surprise firings, criminal investigations and vague statements that have world leaders scratching their heads has turned President Donald Trump’s administration into political theater.

And the media – one of Trump’s favorite go-to targets- is reaping the benefits. Experts expected media ratings to normalize after the election when the NFL and other popular TV shows started to air. That’s clearly not the case.

New York Times subscription revenue grew to more than $1 billion in 2017. It wasn’t even affected by Donald Trump’s constant criticism, including cancelling a meeting with the publication because he called their tactics of changing interview rules “not nice.” [Read More]

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