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Obama honors Reid as the man who got things done

LAS VEGAS – Former President Barack Obama on Saturday remembered the late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as a man who “got things done” when Democratic leaders from across the country gathered to talk to Reid – often laughing – as remembering a man whose impatience for niceties was part of an effort to improve the lives of ordinary Americans.

Reid died at home in Henderson, Nevada, on December 28, aged 82, of complications from pancreatic cancer.

“Leave no doubt. Harry Reid will be recognized as one of the greatest Senate majority leaders in history, “said President Joe Biden as the leaders recognized Reid’s work in strengthening health care and reforming Wall Street and recovering from the 2008 recession.

Husband, girlfriend accused of brutal attack on wife

PERTH, NY – A New York man and girlfriend are accused of holding the estranged man’s wife captive for days and assaulting her, including cutting off a finger before she could escape.

The 37-year-old woman told police that she was abducted at gunpoint by her husband on New Year’s Eve and assaulted physically and sexually for fear of her life while being held in a house and at some point in a motel room, according to published information Court records emerge on Friday reported The Times Union of Albany.

“During the entire time I was with Justin, he threatened to kill me and told me if I didn’t kill myself he would kill me,” the woman told investigators, referring to her estranged husband Justin Wilson , 31.

The Associated Press does not identify anyone who claims to have been sexually assaulted unless they report publicly.

Wilson and Nicole Elmore, 35, both from Gloversville, were charged Friday with kidnapping, assault and sexual assault.

Worker dies after the roof of the Pennsylvania stone mine collapses

LAKE LYNN, Pennsylvania – The roof of a stone mine in southwest Pennsylvania collapsed, killing a worker, authorities said.

The collapse was reported Friday afternoon at Laurel Aggregates’ Lake Lynn Mine in Springhill Township, Fayette County, the State Department of Environment said, and a mine safety rescue team has been deployed.

The person was likely working in equipment when part of the roof collapsed, officials said. Crews from the company and rescue team worked to remove loose rock to access the equipment and move it under “a solid, supported area of ​​the roof” so the victim could be removed.

The victim did not respond when it was removed by the rescue team and Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department just after 11 p.m. Friday, environmental department spokeswoman Lauren Fraley said.

The worker was pronounced dead at the scene, a name was not published.

The ministry said it had ordered the cessation of work and would investigate with the Federal Administration for Mine Safety and Health.

Laurel Aggregates owner Arcosa Aggregates said it is working with the federal mining agency and local authorities to investigate the cause. Arcosa spokesman Jeff Eller said the officers were “deeply saddened” and expressed “deepest condolences” to the victim’s family and friends.

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