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Report: Human Remains Found During Search For EgyptAir Wreckage

Crews are finding human remains as they search the Mediterranean Sea for wreckage of a downed EgyptAir passenger jet. Egypt’s civil aviation ministry says the military has also found debris and passenger belongings had been found off the country’s northern coast. There’s still no determination whether the crash was due to terrorism. So far, no terror group has claimed responsibility for the event.

DC Fire Captain Arrested

A captain in the DC Fire and EMS Department is under arrest. Police say Engine 8 Captain Brian Grace was arrested Wednesday night on charges of drug and firearms possession. The department says it is aware of Grace’s arrest and has placed him on administrative leave. Grace has been with DC Fire since 2000.

Day Care Owner Due In Court On Charges Of Baby’s Death

The owner of a Maryland day care is due in court today to face charges in the death of a child who was in his care. Kia Divband is charged in the death of six-month-old Miller Lilliston on April 22. Divband claims he was feeding the child when the baby became unresponsive. Prosecutors say there was evidence the child was abused and died of blunt force trauma. Divband was the owner of Little Dreamers day care in Rockville, which has since closed.

Nearly 300 Pregnant Women Have Zika Virus In U.S. & Territories

Federal health experts say nearly 300 pregnant women have the Zika virus in the U.S. and American territories. Zika has been linked to birth defects. The CDC warns that numbers are expected to rise as summer draws closer. President Obama asked Congress for nearly two-billion dollars in emergency funding to combat Zika in February. Competing bills offering much less money have been approved by the House and Senate. Differences in the two bills must be worked out before anything is finalized and sent to the White House.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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