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Sep 24, 2018

Mommy blogger accused of shaking infant before baby's death
A self-proclaimed "mommy blogger" has been arrested upstate — accused of shaking her boyfriend's 2-year-old daughter until she passed out, and causing serious injuries that eventually led to the little girl's death, cops said. Brianna Valenti, 26, of Grand Island, faces numerous charges for the vicious act, including reckless assault of a child. The victim's...

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Sep 24, 2018

Ronan Farrow's Kavanaugh story causes media meltdown
New Yorker writers Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer pushed back Monday against the New York Times' coverage of the latest sexual-misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a Twitter post, Farrow said it was "not accurate" for a Washington Post columnist to have tweeted that the Times "‘declined' to publish" Deborah Ramirez's claims,...

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Sep 24, 2018

‘Black people get away from me': Sorority slammed for racist remarks at welcome event
Sorority sisters in New Mexico are under fire for allegedly making racist remarks during a welcome event for new members, according to reports. The University of New Mexico chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma is under investigation following complaints that members mocked an African-American speaker Sept. 17 at a Greek life summit, news station KOAT reported....

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Sep 24, 2018

McConnell blasts Dems for ‘shameful smear campaign' against Kavanaugh
The US Senate's top Republican accused his Democratic counterparts Monday of throwing "all the mud they could manufacture" to try to derail the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. In a speech on the Senate floor, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said the "shameful, shameful smear campaign has hit a new low" with the...

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Sep 24, 2018

School bus driver fired for letting kids take the wheel
A school bus driver in Indiana was fired after a shocking video emerged showing her let students get behind the wheel, according to reports. Joandrea McAtee, 27, faces charges for allowing kids as young as 11 years old drive the bus as they dropped off students Thursday from a Porter Township school, according to the...

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Sep 24, 2018

Man behind popular tween YouTube channel busted for molesting a minor
The man behind one of YouTube's top tween girl channels is accused of molesting a minor — and girls who appeared in his videos say he has a pattern of creepy behavior, according to a report published Monday. Ian Rylett, the 55-year-old owner of the channel "SevenAwesomeKids," allegedly demanded that a young girl undress against...

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Sep 24, 2018

Kavanaugh says he won't ‘be intimidated into withdrawing'
US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh vowed Monday to press forward with his confirmation hearings amid mounting sexual misconduct allegations. In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kavanaugh said he "will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process." "There is now a frenzy to come up with something — anything — that will...

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Sep 24, 2018

Woman arrested after police chase in stolen ambulance with patient inside
An Oregon woman charged with stealing an ambulance last Sunday while paramedics performed CPR on an unconscious woman had one question after her arrest, according to a report. "Why did they leave it unlocked?," suspect Christy Lynn Woods, 37, of Roseburg, asked, according to an affidavit reviewed by the Oregonian. According to court documents, Woods drove...

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Sep 24, 2018

Trump wants Mueller probe delayed if Rosenstein leaves
President Trump's lawyers want the special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion with the Trump campaign to be put on hold should Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein quit or be fired. "If in fact Rod Rosenstein does end up resigning today, I think it clearly becomes necessary and appropriate … that there...

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Sep 24, 2018

12-year-old boy arrested for fatally stabbing teen brother
A 12-year-old boy in Minnesota was arrested for fatally stabbing his 16-year-old brother with a kitchen knife, police said. The teen, who was not immediately identified, was found at an apartment in Minnetonka late Saturday with a life-threatening stab wound to his chest. He was then rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead,...

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Sep 24, 2018

Police chief fires cop who gunned down neighbor after entering wrong apartment
A white police officer who killed her black neighbor in Dallas after mistakenly entering his apartment instead of her own has been fired, department officials announced Monday. Amber Guyger, 30, was terminated by Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall after a hearing held on Monday, department officials confirmed on Twitter. "An Internal Affairs investigation concluded...

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Sep 24, 2018

Here's who would replace Rod Rosenstein
If Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is fired or resigns, he would be replaced by Solicitor General Noel Francisco, who would assume oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Francisco, who was confirmed to the post in September 2017 by a 50-47 vote in the Senate, was a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin...

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Sep 24, 2018

Mary Kay Letourneau claims she didn't know sex with 12-year-old was illegal
Disgraced teacher Mary Kay Letourneau still maintains she didn't know the affair she had with her former sixth-grade-student-turned-husband was illegal. "I've said this over and over again. Had I known, if anyone knows my personality. Just the idea, this would count as a crime," she said on "Sunday Night" on Australia's Channel Seven. "If someone...

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Sep 24, 2018

Inside the night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape
With the Chinese billionaire Richard Liu at her Minneapolis area apartment, a 21-year-old University of Minnesota student sent a WeChat message to a friend in the middle of the night. She wrote that Liu had forced her to have sex with him. "I was not willing," she wrote in Chinese on the messaging application around...

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Sep 24, 2018

New accuser told classmates she wasn't sure Kavanaugh exposed himself
A woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her when they attended Yale University in the 1980s called former classmates to back up her claims and told some of them that she couldn't be certain Kavanaugh was the one who did it, The New York Times reported on Sunday. The Times...

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Sep 24, 2018

Man accused of pistol-whipping longtime friend over Bruno Mars song
An Indiana man is facing charges after pistol-whipping his lifelong friend during an argument over a Bruno Mars song, police said. Roger D. Washburn, 71, of Greenwood, was taken into custody late Friday by deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office after the victim and another man said they were hanging out at Washburn's home...

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Sep 24, 2018

Teen survives 49 days at sea on floating fishing shack
An Indonesian teen miraculously survived for close to 50 days while floating adrift on a flimsy shack in shark-infested ocean waters, according to reports. Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, had the lonely job of manning a floating fish trap 80 miles off the coast of Indonesia's North Sulawesi, when strong winds ripped the hut from its...

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Sep 24, 2018

Rod Rosenstein remains in job, to meet with Trump: White House
Embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's fate remained in question Monday despite multiple, contradictory reports that he had quit, offered to quit and was about to be canned. Following several hours of confusion, the White House issued a statement that said Rosenstein and President Trump had "an extended conversation" about reports that the deputy AG...

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Sep 24, 2018

Rod Rosenstein won't be deputy attorney general for long
Embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's days are apparently numbered — but there were conflicting reports Monday on whether he had resigned or was going to force Team Trump to fire him. Axios, citing a source, reported that Rosenstein has told White House Chief of Staff John Kelly that he was resigning as he anticipated...

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Sep 24, 2018

Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resigns before Trump can fire him
Embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has resigned verbally to chief of staff John Kelly as he anticipated being canned by President Trump, Axios reported Monday, citing a source. "He's expecting to be fired," so he plans to quit first, the website reported, citing a second source. Rosenstein last year talked with other officials about...

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Sep 24, 2018

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may resign or be fired within days
Embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's days are apparently numbered — but there were conflicting reports Monday on whether he had resigned or was going to force Team Trump to fire him. Axios, citing a source, reported that Rosenstein has told White House chief of staff John Kelly that he was resigning as he anticipated...

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Sep 24, 2018

Trump wants ‘all the facts' before deciding Rod Rosenstein's fate
President Trump declined to say whether he would fire Rod Rosenstein after a news report said the deputy Attorney General suggested secretly recording the president and using the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. "I don't want to comment on it until I get all the facts," Trump told the "Geraldo in Cleveland" radio...

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Sep 24, 2018

Trump expects to meet again with Kim Jong Un ‘quite soon'
President Trump said on Monday that he is expecting to meet "quite soon" for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "It's moving very well. The relationship is very good. We have many things in store. It looks like we'll have a second summit quite soon," Trump told reporters as he walked...

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Sep 24, 2018

Trump dismisses allegations against Kavanaugh as ‘totally political'
President Trump on Monday firmly backed embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, calling the sexual-misconduct allegations by two women "totally political." "Judge Kavanaugh is an outstanding person and I am with him all the way," Trump said after a brief appearance at the UN General Assembly. On Sunday, the New Yorker published new allegations against...

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Sep 24, 2018

Trump: I'm not worried about Cohen talking to Mueller
President Trump said he isn't worried about his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen talking to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators because "I do everything straight." "No, I'm not, because I'm an honest guy," Trump said in an interview airing Monday on "Geraldo in Cleveland," the New York Times reported. "And that stuff is unrelated to...

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Sep 24, 2018

Publicist regrets setting up shady Trump Tower meeting with Russians
The music publicist who pitched the Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Kremlin-connected lawyer promising "dirt" on Hillary Clinton said information detrimental to the Democratic presidential candidate never came up. Rob Goldstone confirmed in an interview with NBC News that aired Monday that he had conveyed a "dirty offer" to Donald Trump...

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Sep 24, 2018

Hurricane Florence isn't done with the Carolinas just yet
BLADENBORO, N.C. — Hurricane Florence is by no means done with the Carolinas, where some rivers are still rising and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes on Monday before rivers reach their crest. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be prepared to evacuate...

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Sep 24, 2018

Washington DC records first electric scooter death
WASHINGTON — The nation's capital has registered its first fatality involving a shared electric scooter since services started this spring. News outlets report 20-year-old Carlos Sanchez-Martin was hit Friday by an SUV in Dupont Circle. He was dragged around 20 yards and pinned under the SUV, leaving the distinctively green Lime scooter, a shoe and...

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Sep 24, 2018

Washington, DC, records first electric scooter death
WASHINGTON — The nation's capital has registered its first fatality involving a shared electric scooter since services started this spring. News outlets report 20-year-old Carlos Sanchez-Martin was hit Friday by an SUV in Dupont Circle. He was dragged around 20 yards and pinned under the SUV, leaving the distinctively green Lime scooter, a shoe and...

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Sep 24, 2018

Mother says slain DC runner to be buried in wedding dress
WASHINGTON — The mother of a recently engaged runner who was stabbed to death in the nation's capital says her daughter will be buried in a wedding dress. Cora Martinez tells WRC-TV that 35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez will be buried in the dress she planned to wear at her wedding in two months. Martinez was stabbed six...

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Sep 24, 2018

Mother says slain runner to be buried in wedding dress
WASHINGTON — The mother of a recently engaged runner who was stabbed to death in the nation's capital says her daughter will be buried in a wedding dress. Cora Martinez tells WRC-TV that 35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez will be buried in the dress she planned to wear at her wedding in two months. Martinez was stabbed six...

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Sep 24, 2018

5-month-old baby left in bathtub found dead: sheriff
TARRANT, Ala. — Alabama authorities say a 5-month-old boy left in a bathtub has died. Center Point Fire Chief Donnie West tells Al.com that authorities responded to a Tarrant apartment Sunday evening and found the child unresponsive. The child was carried out of the apartment to paramedics, who then performed CPR and took the child to a...

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Sep 24, 2018

Human-bear conflicts are on the rise in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Wildlife experts are calling this summer one of the busiest years of bear encounters they have seen. The Anchorage Daily News reports biologists believe that poor berry crops and struggling salmon are motivating the hungry bears to wander away from the woods and go into towns. Recent incidents include a black bear taking over...

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Sep 24, 2018

7-year-old dies after falling from subway in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police say a 7-year-old boy who fell between two moving subway cars has died. Police say the incident happened Sunday evening on Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's Broad Street Line subway in north Philadelphia. Authorities say the boy was selling candy with his 11-year-old brother and a 26-year-old man on the southbound train....

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Sep 23, 2018

Bloomberg to make 2020 election decision after midterms
Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg said he'll decide whether to mount a 2020 challenge of President Trump after the midterm elections. "Right now, I'm only focused on the midterms," Bloomberg told CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" on Sunday. "I believe that the Republicans have not done what they should have done in terms of providing some counterbalance...

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Sep 23, 2018

Second woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
Another woman has came forward and publicly accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct — claiming he shoved his penis in front of her face at a drunken dorm room party. Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh's, spoke to Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer of the New Yorker about the alleged incident, which went...

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Sep 23, 2018

Avenatti says he represents woman with ‘credible information' about Kavanaugh
Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti claims he is now representing a woman with "credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge." "We will be demanding the opportunity to present testimony to the committee and will likewise be demanding that Judge and others be subpoenaed to testify," Avenatti tweeted Sunday night. "The nomination must be withdrawn,"...

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Sep 23, 2018

Trump arrives late in NYC after praising Tiger Woods on Twitter
President Trump was delayed leaving his New Jersey golf resort for a meeting with the Japanese prime minister because he was apparently glued to the TV watching as Tiger Woods wrapped up his first PGA victory since 2013. "Tiger is playing great. Looks like a big win could happen. Very exciting! @TigerWoods," Trump, a longtime...

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Sep 23, 2018

Goodlatte threatens subpoena if DOJ doesn't give McCabe memos
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee threatened to hit the Justice Department with another subpoena if he doesn't receive memos authored by ousted former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. "If they're not produced by tomorrow (Monday) or Tuesday of this week, we are going to issue a subpoena to the Justice Department...

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Sep 23, 2018

Kavanaugh will use 1982 calendar to deny sex assault claims
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will turn over calendars to the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1982 that do not show him attending a high school party where Christine Blasey Ford said he sexually attacked her, according to a report on Sunday. The calendars show that Kavanaugh, then a teenager, was out of town during most...

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Sep 23, 2018

Kavanaugh support hits record low amid sex assault claims: poll
WASHINGTON - Support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court has plummeted to record lows in the wake of sexual assault allegations when he was a teenager. New polling out Sunday from Fox News also shows more registered voters believe the alleged victim, Christine Blasey Ford (36 percent) over President Trump's high court...

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Sep 23, 2018

Florence floodwaters reveal fish washed up on interstate
Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence are leaving quite a fishy situation in North Carolina. As floodwaters from the hurricane begin to recede more a week after the storm made landfall, first responders on Saturday came across hundreds of dead fish on a stretch of Interstate 40 that had been hit hard by flooding. "Well, we can...

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Sep 23, 2018

Rare two-headed snake found in flowerbed: ‘This is what nightmares are made of'
A woman in Virginia found an extremely rare two-headed copperhead snake slithering around her neighbor's flowerbed. Virginia Wildlife Management and Control posted images and a clip of the venomous viper on Facebook last week — and the state now hopes to display it in a zoo to the delight, or fear, of many. "This is...

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Sep 23, 2018

3D gun advocate accused of underage sex is jailed in US
AUSTIN, Texas — The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns was back in the U.S. Sunday after being arrested in Taiwan, where police say he flew after learning he was being investigated for allegedly having sex with an underage girl. The U.S. Marshals Service said 30-year-old Cody...

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Sep 23, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford is ‘committed' to Kavanaugh hearing: lawyers
The university professor accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a high school party in 1982 said through her lawyers Sunday that she is "committed" to appearing before an "open" Senate committee hearing on Thursday even though many of her demands have not been met. "Despite actual threats to her safety...

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Sep 23, 2018

Pompeo threatens military force over Syrian chemical weapons
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said the US wouldn't hesitate to hold the "source of the bad behavior" accountable if Syria uses chemical weapons again - and wouldn't rule out the use of military force. "We'll have to analyze once the activity takes place. We pray that it doesn't," Pompeo said on NBC's...

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Sep 23, 2018

Iran's president blames unnamed US ally for military parade attack
Iran's president on Sunday accused an unnamed US ally of being behind a terror attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded 70. "All of those small mercenary countries that we see in this region are backed by America. It is Americans who instigate them and provide them with necessary means to...

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Sep 23, 2018

Haley denies Giuliani's claim of Iran ‘revolution'
WASHINGTON - United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley shot down the assertion by President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani that the US was plotting a "successful revolution" in Iran. "The United States is not looking to do a regime change in Iran," Haley told CNN's "State of the Union." "We're not looking to do regime change...

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Sep 23, 2018

Graham says Christine Blasey Ford will be ‘respectfully treated' at hearing
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Christine Blasey Ford will be "respectfully treated" during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week but noted her accusations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982 wouldn't hold up in court and won't change his mind. "You can't bring it in a criminal court, you would...

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Sep 23, 2018

Chinese nanny executed for killing three children in failed arson plot
A Chinese nanny has been executed for killing three children in a botched arson plot where she hoped to get money from their millionaire parents. Mo Huanjing started a blaze in the family home with the idea she would save them and get a reward for her heroic act. But instead, the children and their...

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Sep 23, 2018

How an accredited reporter got a lifetime banishment from the UN
Matthew Russell Lee barely had time to notice the person who sat uncomfortably close to him at a First Avenue bus shelter. In a split second, he was handed a scrap of paper. "Look under the bench," read the hand-scrawled note. When he looked up, the stranger had disappeared, but a fat, unmarked file folder...

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Sep 23, 2018

Buddhist teacher forced devotees into sex, wiping his butt
A Dalai Lama wannabe was more like a gross Svengali, according to a damning new report. Once one of the world's most respected Buddhist teachers, Sogyal Rinpoche forced his devotees to have sex with him and wipe his butt, an international Buddhist organization named Rigpa found in an investigation. Rinpoche, who sold more than 3...

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Sep 23, 2018

Ex-Trump staffer accused of slipping abortion pill into girlfriend's smoothie
A former Trump campaign spokesperson was accused of slipping an abortion pill into his pregnant girlfriend's smoothie — sending her to the hospital and nearly causing her to go into a coma, according to court documents. Jason Miller — who served on President Trump's 2016 campaign and transition team — announced he was quitting his...

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Sep 23, 2018

Pompeo: Trump dissenters should ‘find something else to do'
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said administration officials who feel they cannot back President Trump should find "something else to do." "If you can't be on the team, if you're not supporting this mission, maybe you've got to find something else to do," Pompeo told "Fox News Sunday" in an interview aired Sunday. "We need...

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Sep 22, 2018

15-year-old girl charged in deaths of mother, sister
ATHENS, Ala. — A 15-year-old girl accused of fatally stabbing her mother and older sister has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder. Limestone County Sheriff's Office spokesman Stephen Young says the teenager is being charged as a juvenile and her name will not be released. It was unknown if the girl...

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Sep 22, 2018

Fugitive caught in Mexico 15 years after escaping prison
CLINTON, La. — It's been 15 years since inmate Lonnie Payne called Louisiana's East Feliciana Parish Prison his home, but a sheriff's official says that's about to change. Criminal Deputy Greg Phares said late Friday that Payne escaped the prison in Clinton in 2003 while serving time for burglary. He says the now-44-year-old was arrested...

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Sep 22, 2018

First photos of 2 identified Korean War soldiers released
Here are the first photos of the two American soldiers killed during the Korean War whose remains were returned to the U.S. last month. The two, shown proudly wearing their Army uniforms in these official portraits, died within months of being deployed to Korea in 1950. Their remains were identified on Thursday. Master Sgt. Charles...

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Sep 22, 2018

New Chinese train will make 1-hour Hong Kong trip in 14 minutes
Eat your hearts out, NYC straphangers. Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times. Costing over $10 billion and taking more than eight years to build, the system aims to transport more than 80,000 passengers daily between the Asian financial center of 7 million...

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Sep 22, 2018

GOP congressman's siblings: Don't vote for our brother
Thanksgiving with the Gosars will be mighty awkward this year. Six of GOP Rep. Paul Gosar's nine siblings are campaigning against him. "Where is his integrity?" asked sis Jennifer Gosar in an ad she filmed for her brother's Democratic opponent, David Brill. "I don't know." Gosar, a four-term incumbent running for re-election in northeastern Arizona,...

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Sep 22, 2018

Engineer miraculously survived 2 days inside capsized ferry
An engineer aboard a doomed ferry that capsized in Tanzania miraculously survived for about two days thanks to an air pocket inside the overcrowded vessel, officials said Saturday. The glimmer of good news came as the death toll soared past 200 and search efforts focused on identifying bodies. Rescue workers found the survivor — Alphonce...

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Sep 22, 2018

Trump may push antitrust probe into Google, Facebook
President Trump has an executive order on his desk that could trigger an antitrust investigation into Google, Facebook and other tech giants amid allegations of ­anti-conservative bias on their platforms. If the order is signed, it would direct government agencies to use their authority "to promote competition and ensure that no online platform exercises market...

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Sep 22, 2018

Schumer and Hannity agree: Trump shouldn't fire Rosenstein
Politics makes strange bedfellows, all right. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and right-wing talker Sean Hannity are united in urging President Trump not to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the wake of a bombshell report saying Rosenstein discussed removing the president on alleged grounds of unfitness. Their lines of reasoning are diametrically opposed, however....

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Sep 22, 2018

Thousands in Russia protest proposed retirement age increase
Thousands rallied across Russia on Saturday to protest the government's plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years. Several thousand people attended a Moscow rally organized by the Communist Party and other leftist groups, which was authorized by city officials. Communist Party chief Gennady Zyuganov called for rolling back the proposed...

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Sep 22, 2018

Tennis star's ex killed their kids as they slept, then shot himself: cops
The deranged ex-husband of an Indiana tennis star killed his son and daughter in their sleep, and then turned the gun on himself, police said. Boone County, Indiana cops discovered the bodies of Michael Hunn, 50, and his two children Shelby 13, and Harrison, 15, at the dad's rural home about 20 miles northwest of...

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Sep 22, 2018

Bloomberg considered Oprah for his Cabinet if he became president
Oprah Winfrey was in the running to be Mike Bloomberg's Secretary of Commerce during his last flirtation with the White House in 2016 — alongside other big names for the ex-mayor's would-be Cabinet. An initial list also tapped fellow billionaires Bill Gates for Secretary of State, Tesla CEO Elon Musk for Energy and Berkshire Hathaway's...

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Sep 22, 2018

Kavanaugh accuser will testify against him
The woman who has roiled the U.S. Senate with sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will testify against him, after all. Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford sent an acceptance letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee with moments to spare before a 2:30 p.m. Saturday deadline which was set late Friday by the...

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Sep 22, 2018

Sex assault eyed after turtle is discovered in woman's vagina
The British expat who had dead baby turtle inside her vagina, may have been a victim of a sick sexual assault, police said. The 26-year-old woman, who lives on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, had no idea a Chinese three-keeled pond turtle was lodged inside her when she showed up at El Mojon hospital in...

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Sep 22, 2018

More victims say accused threesome rapist doctor assaulted them
Six additional women have come forward to say they were sexually assaulted by a reality-TV surgeon from California and his girlfriend, who are accused of sedating then attacking victims, prosecutors announced. The new allegations against North Beach couple Dr. Grant Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Riley, 31, include incidents in multiple states, some of them more...

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Sep 22, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee aide resigns over sex harassment claim
An aide for the Senate committee overseeing hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh resigned after a sexual harassment allegation against the staffer resurfaced. The aide, Garrett Ventry — who'd been working on the Senate Judiciary Committee's media response to the sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh — resigned Friday, though he denied the accusation against...

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Sep 22, 2018

Sugar crash kills girl at sleepover
A Pennsylvania community is mourning the death of a 10-year-old girl who was discovered unresponsive at a sleepover on Sunday morning. Sophia Daugherty, a fifth-grader in New Castle, was a Type 1 diabetic, and her family said she suffered an extreme drop in blood sugar at some point during the night. She was rushed to...

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Sep 22, 2018

DNA and genealogy website land UC Berkley worker behind bars for rape spree
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A married 58-year-old man has been arrested in connection with at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006 in what's known as the NorCal Rapist case, Sacramento police announced Friday. Roy Charles Waller of Benicia was arrested without incident at the University of California in Berkeley, where he worked...

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Sep 22, 2018

Genealogy website land UC Berkeley worker behind bars for rape spree
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A married 58-year-old man has been arrested in connection with at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006 in what's known as the NorCal Rapist case, Sacramento police announced Friday. Roy Charles Waller of Benicia was arrested without incident at the University of California in Berkeley, where he worked...

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Sep 22, 2018

Genealogy website land UC Berkley worker behind bars for rape spree
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A married 58-year-old man has been arrested in connection with at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006 in what's known as the NorCal Rapist case, Sacramento police announced Friday. Roy Charles Waller of Benicia was arrested without incident at the University of California in Berkeley, where he worked...

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Sep 22, 2018

Genealogy website lands UC Berkeley worker behind bars for rape spree
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A married 58-year-old man has been arrested in connection with at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006 in what's known as the NorCal Rapist case, Sacramento police announced Friday. Roy Charles Waller of Benicia was arrested without incident at the University of California in Berkeley, where he worked...

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Sep 22, 2018

Little girl's cellphone emerges as key clue after she's found dead in Alaskan tundra
ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — An Alaska man linked to a 10-year-old girl's death through her cellphone pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities investigating the case. After entering his plea in U.S. District Court in Anchorage through an assistant public defender, Peter Wilson was scheduled for a Nov. 19 jury trial. Wilson, 41, is...

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Sep 22, 2018

Death count reaches 183 after ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria
UKARA, Tanzania - Divers rescued a man on Saturday as they searched for survivors from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria on Thursday, killing at least 183 people. Four navy divers resumed the search operation inside the sunken MV Nyerere early on Saturday after hearing sounds that suggested signs...

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Sep 22, 2018

Army misses recruiting goal for first time since 2005
WASHINGTON — For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and approving some additional waivers for bad conduct or health issues. Army leaders said they signed up about 70,000 new active duty recruits in...

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Sep 22, 2018

25 killed, dozens wounded in attack during military parade in Iran
Gunmen ambushed an annual Iranian military parade Saturday, killing at least 25 people and wounding 70 others in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in nearly a decade. Attackers disguised as soldiers blasted gunfire into a crowd of marching Revolutionary Guards, civilians and government officials watching from a reviewing stand. The chaos in the...

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Sep 22, 2018

Several Guardsmen killed, others wounded in attack during military parade in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran — Gunmen attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least eight members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, local media reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault in Ahvaz, which saw gunfire spray into a crowd of marching Guardsmen, bystanders...

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Sep 22, 2018

China reportedly cancels trade talks with US as tariff threats escalate
SHANGHAI — China has canceled upcoming trade talks with the United States and will not send vice-premier Liu He to Washington next week, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources. The Wall Street Journal said a mid-level delegation was due to travel to Washington ahead of Liu's visit, but the trip has now been abandoned....

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Sep 22, 2018

Minnesota lawmaker quits campaign amid daughter's inappropriate touching claims
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate touching from his adult daughter. Minnesota Public Radio reported the announcement came hours after the St. Cloud Republican's attorney, Susan Gaertner, denied the allegations in an interview with the station. She said the veteran lawmaker "does...

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Sep 22, 2018

Grassley extends deadline for accuser to testify against Kavanaugh
Christine Blasey Ford has been given one more extension — to Saturday at 2:30 pm, according to multiple reports - to decide whether she will testify against Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee she insists tried to rape her 36 years ago. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, granted the extension,...

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Sep 22, 2018

Grassley extends deadline for Kavanaugh accuser to testify in Senate
Christine Blasey Ford asked again Friday night for more time to prepare to testify against Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee she insists tried to rape her 36 years ago. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, granted the extension — to Saturday at 2:30 pm, according to multiple reports — but...

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Sep 22, 2018

Grassley gives Kavanaugh accuser more time to decide on terms for testifying
Christine Blasey Ford asked again Friday night for more time to prepare to testify against Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee she insists tried to rape her 36 years ago. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, granted the extension — but signaled his impatience, urging in a late night tweet that...

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Sep 22, 2018

Widow of slain officer breaks down, berates suspect in court
DEDHAM, Mass. — The widow of a Massachusetts police officer shot and killed while investigating a car crash in July yelled and swore at the suspect during his arraignment. Cindy Chesna then broke down in tears as the suspect, 21-year-old Emanuel Lopes, was led out of court Thursday. Lopes was held without bail after pleading...

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Sep 22, 2018

Mom, 3 kids killed in horrific highway wreck
BEAUMONT, Texas — Police say a Georgia woman and her three children have been killed in a fiery eight-vehicle accident on westbound Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas. A Beaumont police spokeswoman say traffic had slowed around dawn Thursday due to an unrelated accident ahead when an 18-wheeler at the rear plowed into the other vehicles....

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Sep 22, 2018

3 arrested after teen boy found naked and chained inside home
PRATTVILLE, Ala. — A 13-year-old boy was found naked and chained at an Alabama home and three of his relatives have been arrested on child abuse charges, authorities said Friday. The chained boy was discovered Thursday afternoon after deputies responded to an anonymous call of possible child abuse, Autauga County Sheriff Joe Sedinger told news...

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Sep 21, 2018

Gunmen kill man, wound 2 inside Acapulco beach restaurant
MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials say gunmen targeted a man at a restaurant on one of Acapulco's most popular beaches, killing the customer and wounding two other people. Guerrero state security spokesman Roberto Alvarez Heredia says the attackers stopped in a car outside the restaurant and fired at a man inside, killing him instantly Friday....

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Sep 21, 2018

Cruz, Beto O'Rourke trade attacks during testy first debate
DALLAS — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke repeatedly traded barbs during a testy first debate Friday night, underscoring how a Texas Senate race that long looked like a cakewalk for the conservative incumbent now appears to be anything but one. Cruz went on the attack moments after stepping on the stage, charging that...

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Sep 21, 2018

Man gets 20 years for bat attack on Special Olympics athlete
MISSOULA, Mont. — A Missoula man who attacked a Special Olympics athlete with a baseball bat, causing a severe head injury, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with eight years suspended. KTMF-TV reports Paul Ekstedt was sentenced Friday for the June 14 attack on Gary Fuller. Police say a witness told them that...

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Sep 21, 2018

Trump administration has doled out $25.8M to farmers hurt by tariffs
The federal government has given $25.8 million to farmers so far this month to help them weather President Trump's trade war, a Department of Agriculture spokesman said Friday. The cash was among the first payments of what the Trump administration said will eventually be a $12 billion bailout, which aims to help farmers deal with...

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Sep 21, 2018

Fugitive accused of threatening Trump arrested in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The US Marshals Service says a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials has been arrested in Ohio. They say Shawn Richard Christy was arrested at 4:45 p.m. Friday in Mifflin Township, near Columbus, by marshals and task force members from Ohio and Pennsylvania. A federal warrant...

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Sep 21, 2018

Trump hints Rosenstein may not have a job much longer
President Trump hinted Friday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may not be working at the Department of Justice much longer. During a campaign rally in Springfield, Missouri, Trump suggested that about "95 percent" of people at the Department of Justice and the FBI supported him, "but you've got some real bad ones," pointing out...

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Sep 21, 2018

Black politician has police called on her while campaigning
A Madison, Wis. politician was campaigning like any other — canvassing for votes in a neighborhood she wants to represent — when a constituent called the cops, claiming he witnessed a suspected drug deal and a suspicious vehicle. Dane County Supervisor Shelia Stubbs was knocking on doors on Aug. 7 in what she told the...

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Sep 21, 2018

Black politician has police called on her while campaigning in liberal enclave
A Madison, Wisconsin, politician was campaigning like any other — canvassing for votes in a neighborhood she wants to represent — when a constituent called the cops, claiming he witnessed a suspected drug deal and a suspicious vehicle. Dane County Supervisor Shelia Stubbs was knocking on doors on Aug. 7 in what she told the...

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Sep 21, 2018

Ecuador tried giving Assange diplomatic post in Russia
Julian Assange: Ecuadorean ambassador to Russia? That could of very well been the case in 2017 — when Ecuador attempted to give the Wikileaks founder a diplomatic post in Moscow, but were forced to rescind the offer after the British refused to play ball, a report says. Government documents obtained by Reuters outline the failed...

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Sep 21, 2018

Good Samaritan could face charges for housing animals during Florence
A North Carolina woman could face criminal charges for housing more than two dozen animals in an unregistered shelter as Hurricane Florence ravaged the area, according to local reports. Tammie Hedges, who runs Crazy Claws n Paws — a non-profit group in Wayne County that helps low-income families with veterinary bills and pet supplies —...

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Sep 21, 2018

Grassley sets Friday night deadline for Kavanaugh accuser to agree to testify
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) set a 10 p.m. Friday night deadline for his Judiciary Committee staffers and Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers to craft a deal for her testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. If both sides can't agree by then on how the California professor would testify next week, then the panel will vote...

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Sep 21, 2018

Amtrak train collides with semi-truck nearly ripping it in half
An Amtrak train carrying more than 70 passengers collided with an 18-wheeler on Friday outside of Houston, Texas, officials said. No one was hurt in the early afternoon crash, but it did snarl traffic for roughly two hours, according to KPRC-TV. The train had been travelling through Missouri City, TX, on its way to New...

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Sep 21, 2018

Woman beats deli owner over sandwich beef: cops
She beat the meat out of him. A woman allegedly assaulted a deli owner for not putting enough meat in her sandwich. Regina Solomon, 32, was so upset over her sandwich that she went behind the deli counter to berate the owner of Krauszer's Food Store in Hamden, according to WTNH. Solomon and an unidentified...

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