Galesburg not liable in swimming pool accident
GALESBURG — The City of Galesburg will not be liable in a swimming pool accident that caused neck injuries to Ryan Beck, 31, in 2012. The injuries were sustained when he was diving off a diving board at the Hawthorne Municipal Pool and landed on a flotation device. He claimed that the city had been negligent and therefore should compensate him. The Third District Appellate Court of Illinois decided to dismiss the case after a Knox County judge initially moved to remove the case.
Beck’s Chicago lawyer Jeffrey S. Duetchman said Beck had not decided whether or not he would appeal the case to the Illinois Supreme Court. (Source: Galesburg Register-Mail)
Hillary Clinton announces presidential bid for 2016
After national speculation, Hillary Clinton announced on Sunday via YouTube and Twitter that she would be running for president, and likely be the 2016 Democratic nominee.
The announcement came in an email, minutes after her campaign chairman John Podesta emailed Clinton’s donors and associates to inform them of her announcement.
“Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to be that champion,” Clinton said in her video.
This is Hillary Clinton’s second time seeking the presidency, after a long and expensive campaign in 2008. She’s the first Democratic presidential candidate who’s announced candidacy for 2016. (Source: New York Times)
Cuba to be removed from American terrorism list
WASHINGTON — According to an announcement from the White House, President Barack Obama endorses removing Cuba from the U.S. government’s list of nations that sponsor terrorism. This announcement serves as a stride in repairing U.S.-Cuba relations that were damaged in the Cold War. This also eliminates a major obstacle standing between improved relations.
The announcement came after a meeting with Cuban president Raúl Castro at the Summit of the Americas meeting. It was the first formal session between the countries’ leaders in over 50 years. (Source: New York Times)