New York City, Syria, United States discussed on Morning Edition


Gatien is underway by the department of homeland security for NPR news. I'm Monica in Paso and authorities in New Mexico say one of those children who died an eight-year-old watermelon boy while in custody of the US customs and border protection had the flu. The New Mexico office of the medical investi investigator says the autopsy was performed but that more tests are needed to determine the cause of death Philippi Gomez Alonzo died at a New Mexico hospital after suffering a fever vomiting and a cough used the second immigrant child in US custody who died in the past month. Both deaths are under investigation in the days. After President Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria. Turkey threatened military action against the Kurdish. Authorities in Syria that have been the US ally in the fight against ISIS. They're Turkey says the Kurdish are aligned to a terrorist, militia and fears Ruth Sherlock reports. Kurdish officials now say they have struck a deal with the Syrian regime to try to prevent a Turkish attack Kurdish. Officials have scrambled to find a new ally that can help protect the parts of northeastern Syria. They now control tacky has moved troops to the Syrian border and has vowed a military offensive beginning with manage a town on the edge of the Kurdish held area. Kurdish officials have struck a deal with the Syrian government inviting the Syrian military to take over ma'am bitch and face the Turkish forces the Syrian army says in a statement that has moved soldiers intimate and has raised the Syrian government flag. There Reese Sherlock NPR, news, northeastern Syria, as the partial government shutdown marks seventh day, hundreds of thousands of federal government workers are either not working or working without pay. And it doesn't look like the shutdown will be over anytime soon as President Trump and democratic lawmakers continue to fight over funding for a border wall. The shutdown has many historic sites closed and the Smithsonian museum in Washington DC says it and the national zoo, we'll have to close on January second until its budget is restored. You're listening. NPR news. This is WNYC in New York. Good morning. I'm Richard Hake. It's eight four forty six degrees. Rain fog and mist right now in New York City in a rainy Friday coming up, but mild highs near fifty seven degrees. Con Ed now says a massive electrical malfunction at the story of facility caused the bright blue light in the sky last night. The energy company says equipment twenty feet in the air did not shut down as expected instead. Allowing one hundred thirty eight thousand volts to hit the ground. Con Ed spokesperson Bob McGee compared the incident to a lightning strike when you have that much energy when you have that much electricity. That's essentially the the effect of what what you wind up seeing visually initially. It was reported as a transformer explosion McGee. Now says no transformers were affected, and there was no fire. No one was injured caused the functional is still under investigation. FBI statistics suggest that police across the country are closing rate cases at the lowest rate in decades. And advocates say that could partly be due to how officers treat survivors. New York City alone has seen a twenty five percent surge in reported rape. Since twenty seventeen Josie Torricelli of the New York alliance against sexual assault. Says police investigating these cases need more resources like better training to work with victims in a sensitive way. We've really addressed some of the victim blaming attitudes. That we've seen since the nineteen sixties and onward, and we've made great strides, but we still have such a far way to go. Police nationwide cleared thirty two percent of rape investigations last year. New York City pharmacies will no longer be able to sell tobacco products in the new year. The major policy goes into effect on January first the law was part of a package of bills meant to cut tobacco use. But with the rise of e cigarettes, lawmakers say the city still has a lot of work to do city council member Brad Lander. I'm proud of the steps we're taking I really think they will get people to quit and save lives. But if we had hoped we would be near the end of this. Problem. We're only in the middle of solving. The health department says tobacco use leads to an estimated twelve thousand deaths in the five boroughs.

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