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Oregon Govenor John Kitzhaber to step down on Wednesday

Oregon Govenor John Kitzhaber to step down on Wednesday

Oregon Govenor John Kitzhaber is stepping down from his post. Democrat Kate Brown, who is now the secretary of state, is going to replace him. By taking place of Kitzhaber, Brown will become the state's 37th governor. Kitzhaber will step down on Wednesday at 10 a. m.

"I understand that I have become a liability to the very institutions and policies to which I have dedicated my career and, indeed, my entire adult life", said Kitzhaber. Adding to it, he said that he always tried to do right thing in his career and believes that it is the right time to step aside.

Pope Francis apologizes ‘for any impatience’ he showed during his Visit to Leyte

Pope Francis apologizes ‘for any impatience’ he showed during his Visit to Leyte

Pope of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, cut his visit to Leyte due to a storm. Now, he has apologized 'for any impatience' he had showed at the time of his visit.

The Archdiocese of Palo revealed this information while providing the details of a letter signed by Francis on Tuesday and the letter was addressed to Palo Archbishop John Du.

US Secret Service arrests man who climbed bicycle rack outside White House Fence

US Secret Service arrests man who climbed bicycle rack outside White House Fence

A man who attempted to climb a bicycle rack outside the White House has been arrested by US Secret Service on Sunday afternoon.

According to Brian Leary, Secret Service spokesman, the arrest happened at a temporary bike rack, which is set back from the White House fence on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Leary said that the man tried to climb the temporary barrier on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the grounds.

He added that the man was charged with unlawful entry and was handed over to District of Columbia police.

Grand heroes’ welcome for record-shattering gas balloon Eagles pilots

Grand heroes’ welcome for record-shattering gas balloon Eagles pilots

Albuquerque born pilot Troy Bradley and Russian pilot Leonid Tiukhtyaev were the ones who broke the record for gas balloon flight. They are now back on solid ground in Albuquerque after spending nearly a week up in the air.

They both arrived at Sunport to a huge crowd on Sunday afternoon. Their gas balloon flight broke the world records for duration and distance when they landed safely on the water in Mexico on Saturday.

On their arrival, both the pilots thanked their families as well as the mission control team that was stationed at the Balloon Museum in Albuquerque.

Martin Luther King Jr to be commemorated this weekend

Martin Luther King Jr to be commemorated this weekend

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is going to be the springboard this long weekend for local activities. The local activities are designed to raise awareness of social needs and history and also commemorate the life of an iconic civil rights leader.

Public schools and government offices are closed on Monday. But, a local private school and other organizations have planned programs to make the commemoration more than a day off. King is going to be remembered at a Jewish service on Saturday in Oneonta and also during a community celebration on Sunday and at a Christian school on Monday.

Boston highway protest causes inconvenience to thousands of commuters

Boston highway protest causes inconvenience to thousands of commuters

An anti-police protest blocked a busy Boston-area highway at the peak of the Thursday morning commute, causing miles-long backups and inconvenience to thousands of commuters.

The protesters chained themselves to concrete-filled barrels and blocked Interstate 93, forcing state police to shut down Northbound I-93 south of the city as well as I-93 South in Medford, north of the city, at around 7:30 a. m.

Organizers of the protest alleged that police intentionally target black and brown communities. They accused white officers of exploiting and displacing black and brown people.

Fire damages commercial building in South Buffalo

Fire damages commercial building in South Buffalo

More than one hundred firefighters had to struggle hard on Tuesday night to take an aggressive commercial fire in South Buffalo under control, officials from the city fire department confirmed.

South Buffalo Township Fire Chief Randy Brozenick said the fire started at Blume's Solid Surface Products along Freeport Road at around 6:10 p. m. The fire apparently started in one of the trucks and fast-moving wind whipped the flames towards the main commercial building, which got almost totally destroyed.

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