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3 Surviving Children Of Horrific Bus Crash Reaches Iowa For Treatment

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The three school students who had survived a recent horrific bus accident are now being treated in Sioux City, Iowa, at Mercy Medical Center. The school bus was on a mission trip and crashed into a ravine in Tanzania. 32 children, two teachers and the bus driver were killed. Eyewitnesses said it was a horrific scene. There were several roadblocks ...

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Sacked US General Michael Carey drank too much, misbehaved in Russia

The general in charge of the US Air Force’s long-range nuclear missiles was sacked for conduct “unbecoming of a gentleman” during a business trip to Russia in July, a report says. Gen Carey was in charge of 9,600 people when he was sacked The newly-declassified document says Maj-Gen Michael Carey drank too much and met “suspect” foreign women. He could not recall significant events or was “untruthful”, the report says. Gen Carey’s removal came days after the Navy sacked an admiral overseeing nuclear forces over illegal gambling. The two dismissals follow several other incidents affecting the US military’s nuclear establishment. In August, a nuclear missile unit at Malstrom Air Force base in Montana failed a safety and security inspection, after which a senior security officer was relieved of duty. In May, it was reported that 17 officers in charge of maintaining nuclear missiles were sidelined over safety violations at Minot Air Force base in North Dakota. Forgetful? Michael Carey, a two-star general in the 20th Air Force, was responsible for maintaining intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) at three bases across the US – a total of 450 missiles. He is now special assistant to the commander of Air Force Space Command. No details were given when he was removed in October. The internal report by the Inspector General of the Air Force is based on interviews with the general and members of the US delegation to a nuclear security training exercise. “Maj-Gen Carey consumed alcoholic beverages to the extent that it impacted his conduct,” the report says. It adds that this included briefings, banquets and other events. It goes on: “Maj-Gen Carey engaged in inappropriate or improper behaviour when he chose to meet up with and continued to associate with the foreign national women… especially given his own acknowledgement that the women were suspect.” He had met them at a restaurant and danced with one of them a day after, it says

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US sacks nuclear missiles General Michael Carey

The general in charge of the US Air Force’s long-range nuclear missiles has been sacked due to “loss of trust and confidence”, officials have said. The Air Force cited General Carey’s behaviour on a temporary duty assignment The Air Force said Maj Gen Michael Carey’s removal was for “behaviour during a temporary duty assignment”. The sacking was not linked to the operation of the nuclear arsenal, which was safe, the officials insisted. On Wednesday the US Navy announced an admiral overseeing nuclear weapons forces had been sacked from the role. That was due to illegal gambling activities, officials said. ‘Unfortunate’ Michael Carey is a two-star general in the 20th Air Force and was responsible for maintaining intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) at three bases across the US – a total of 450 missiles. In a statement, the Air Force said Lt Gen James Kowalski, the commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, had made the decision. It read: “Kowalski made his decision based on information from an Inspector General investigation into Carey’s behaviour during a temporary duty assignment. “The allegations are not related to operational readiness or the inspection results of any 20th AF unit, nor do they involve sexual misconduct.” Gen Kowalski said: “It’s unfortunate that I’ve had to relieve an officer who’s had an otherwise distinctive career spanning 35 years of commendable service.” Gen Kowalski oversees all Air Force nuclear weapons, including aircraft-delivered. The vice commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, Maj Gen Jack Weinstein, is temporarily replacing Gen Carey. The Air Force’s biography of Gen Carey says he is in charge of 9,600 people at three operational wings and served in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. It lists 13 major awards he has received. On Wednesday the Navy announced that Vice-Adm Tim Giardina had been removed as second-in-command of US Strategic Command. His job was to oversee the nation’s nuclear weapons forces. He is accused of using counterfeit gambling chips in “a significant monetary amount” at an Iowa casino. Adm Giardina was demoted to a two-star admiral and is being reassigned pending outcome of an inquiry. The two sackings follow several other incidents affecting the US military’s nuclear establishment. In August, a nuclear missile unit at Malstrom Air Force base in Montana failed a safety and security inspection, after which a senior security officer was relieved of duty. In May, it was reported that 17 officers in charge of maintaining nuclear missiles were sidelined over safety violations at Minot Air Force base in North Dakota. Agencies

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Waitress pays for nursing mom’s birthday pizza to make her feel welcome and THANKS her for breastfeeding in public

We hear story after story after story of moms who are shamed for breastfeeding in public, often in restaurants. Now one nursing mom, Jackie Johnson-Smith, has had the exact opposite experience in an Iowa pizza parlor. Birthday present: Jackie Johnson-Smith was celebrating her 33rd birthday with her husband and three children (pictured) at a De Moines pizza shop when she got an unexpected surprise from a waitress She shared her experience by posting a photo of her family’s dinner receipt on Facebook: Mom wrote: I have breastfed three children… I have breastfed them in countless of places both pleasant and unpleasant, discreetly and out in the open. I have gotten many looks and stares, but tonight erases any negativity I have ever received. I ate at Fongs for the first time tonight. Having a fussy baby I nursed him for awhile in the booth and eventually left the table early as to not disrupt the restaurant. The waitress gave this receipt to my husband. I was speechless and emotional. Although I don’t need a pat on the back for feeding my child, it sure felt amazing. It is amazing how we women can make each other feel when we empower each other. According to KCCI 8 News in Des Moines, waitress Bodi Kinney is the woman behind the note on Johnson-Smith’s bill. “We need to come together and support each other when it comes to nursing our children,” Kinney told the news station in an interview. Waitress Gives Mom Free Pizza For Breastfeeding Clearly, others agree. As of Thursday morning, the receipt had been shared over 2,000 times on Facebook. This comes on the heels of Hollie McNish’s incredible defense of breastfeeding in public that went mega-viral. Yes, folks, it looks like we might finally be getting used to this. Agenices

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