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Feb 21, 2019

Louisiana woman charged in shooting of her pet llama
OPELOUSAS, La. — A Louisiana woman is accused of shooting her pet llama named Earl who she says attacked her. News outlets report 67-year-old Madeline Bourgeois told St. Landry Parish Sheriff's deputies that Earl had attacked her last week while she was working in her pasture. A sheriff's office statement says Bourgeois told deputies she...

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Feb 21, 2019

2 killed in Munich shooting, police say no danger to public
BERLIN — German media report that two men have died after a shooting in Munich. Police in the Bavarian capital said Thursday the situation is "under control" and there is currently no danger to the public. The Munich daily tz reported the shooting happened on a building site. It quoted an unnamed police spokesperson as...

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Feb 21, 2019

German police raid 16 homes of suspected Islamic extremists
BERLIN — German police are searching 16 homes of alleged Islamic extremists in central and western Germany. Frankfurt prosecutor Nadja Niesen said Thursday that authorities were acting on the suspicion that the extremists were planning an attack. Niesen said she could not give any further details because the searches were still ongoing. Authorities raided 15...

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Feb 21, 2019

Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid
TOKYO — A Japanese spacecraft is approaching the surface of an asteroid about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Thursday that Hayabusa2 began its approach at 1:15 p.m. The start was delayed for about five hours for a safety check, but the unmanned craft is still is...

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Feb 21, 2019

Avalanche in Indian Himalayas kills 1, leaves 5 missing
NEW DELHI — Indian rescuers have found the body of an army soldier and are searching for five others after an avalanche struck a Himalayan post in northern India. Police officer Sakshi Verma says another five paramilitary soldiers were rescued from the area in Himachal Pradesh state bordering China. The Press Trust of India news...

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Feb 21, 2019

Statue of Liberty climber arrested again for Texas stunt
The woman who scaled the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July last year in protest of US immigration policies was arrested on Wednesday after climbing a building in Texas. Therese Patricia Okoumou scaled a four-story building in Austin that houses a nonprofit center for undocumented immigrant kids, ­according to Austin police. She then...

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Feb 21, 2019

Mentally ill man wounds eleven in yet another China knife attack
BEIJING — Police in southern China say 11 people including students were wounded in a knife attack blamed on a mentally ill man. The Ji'an city police wrote on the microblog that the attacker in Thursday's incident was immediately detained with the help of onlookers. The attack is the latest in a string of mass...

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Feb 20, 2019

Fire in centuries-old part of Bangladesh's capital kills 70
DHAKA, Bangladesh — A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 70 people, officials and witnesses said Thursday. The fire in Dhaka's Chawkbazar area was mostly under control after more than 10 hours of frantic firefighting efforts. Some of the about 50 people injured...

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Feb 20, 2019

Fire in old part of Bangladesh's capital kills at least 69
DHAKA, Bangladesh — A devastating fire raced through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed at least 69 people, officials and witnesses said Thursday. About 50 other people were injured and the fire in Dhaka was mostly under control after more than nine hours of frantic efforts by firefighters. The Chawkbazar area...

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Feb 20, 2019

Americans arrested in Haiti claiming to be on ‘government mission' return to US
The five Americans who allegedly claimed they were on "a government mission" when they were arrested driving around Haiti with a stash of guns headed back to the US Wednesday, according to a report. A video posted by local outlets shows the men being escorted through Toussaint Louverture Airport in Port-au-Prince to their flight by...

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Feb 20, 2019

Trump team decides ‘ISIS bride' will not be allowed back in the US
And stay out!! The Trump administration on Wednesday dropped a bombshell in the case of Hoda Muthana — the American-born "ISIS bride" who is begging to be let back into the country — when it declared that she is not a US citizen and will not be allowed back. "Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a...

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Feb 20, 2019

Turtle species thought long extinct found alive and well
A tortoise species thought to have gone extinct more than 100 years ago has been discovered in the Galapagos, authorities said Wednesday. The last time the tortoise, called Chelonoidis phantasticus, was seen alive was in 1906. But a recent expedition to Fernandina Island proved otherwise. The Galapagos Parks Authority and the Galapagos Conservancy Group said...

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Feb 20, 2019

Petition calls for US to sell Montana to Canada for $1T to help pay off national debt
As the US national debt reaches $22 trillion, one man has an idea to bring that number down slightly. Ian Hammond has started a Change.org petition calling for the US to sell the state of Montana to Canada for $1 trillion, and the idea is attracting a lot of attention. The petition has garnered over...

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Feb 20, 2019

USA Today editor apologizes for approving ‘racist' yearbook photo
USA Today conducted a nationwide review of college yearbooks following the Gov. Ralph Northam blackface scandal and discovered more than 200 examples of "offensive or racist" material — including a "hurtful" blackface photo that was published by the newspaper's own editor in chief. "I became part of our story on racist images in college yearbooks,"...

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Feb 20, 2019

Mom arrested after posting viral video of school fight for ‘notoriety': cops
A Lousiana mom faces charges in connection to a school fist fight — though it's unclear if she was present for the brawl, according to officials. Maegan Adkins-Barras, 32, was arrested Wednesday for sharing a viral video showing a fight between two students at Acadiana High School in Lafayette, the Scott Police Department said. The...

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Feb 20, 2019

Extremist Coast Guard officer planned mass terror attack: feds
A US Coast Guard lieutenant is accused of being a pro-Russian, pro-Nazi extremist who allegedly planned on committing a mass attack inspired by Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik. Christopher Paul Hasson was arrested Feb. 15 on guns and drug charges, but prosecutors argued those accusations are just the "tip of the iceberg" in documents filed...

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Feb 20, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts critics who claim she didn't understand Amazon deal
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went on a Twitter tear accusing people of undermining her intelligence over statements she made about Amazon's failed move to the Big Apple. "Frankly, the knee-jerk reaction assuming that I ‘don't understand' how tax giveaways to corps work is disappointing," the progressive darling wrote Tuesday. The youngest member of Congress came under fire...

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Feb 20, 2019

Couple charged after boy tortured with hot pepper on genitals: cops
A South Carolina mom and her boyfriend face charges after her kids were allegedly tortured with hot sauce and spices, according to officials. Sabrina Irene Emerick, 25, and her boyfriend Robert Earl Kailiala Saladaga, 37, were both charged with cruelty to children, the Greenville Police Department said Wednesday. Saladaga — who lives with Emerick —...

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Feb 20, 2019

ISIS bride's lawyer says he has proof she's still US citizen
Get ready for a legal battle between "ISIS bride" Hoda Muthana — and the government that doesn't want her back. The Trump administration on Wednesday declared that the Alabama woman — who joined ISIS in Syria four year ago but is now begging to be allowed back home — is not a US citizen and...

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Feb 20, 2019

ISIS bride's NJ birth certificate doesn't prove US citizenship: experts
"ISIS bride" Hoda Muthana has a New Jersey birth certificate and maybe even a US passport — but that doesn't mean she's an American citizen, experts say. The State Department on Wednesday made the shock declaration that the 24-year-old woman — who fled her family in Alabama in 2014 to join ISIS in Syria but...

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Feb 20, 2019

Number of hate groups in US hits all-time high and Trump to blame: watchdog
WASHINGTON - The number of hate groups operating in the United States rose 7 percent to an all-time high in 2018, reflecting an increasingly divisive debate on immigration and demographic change, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday. The SPLC, which has tracked hate groups since 1971, found there were 1,020 operating in the...

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Feb 20, 2019

Pope Francis calls Catholic church critics ‘friends of the devil'
Pope Francis said that people who constantly criticize the Catholic church are "friends of the devil" — on the eve of the Vatican summit on dealing with the sex abuse of minors. Speaking to pilgrims in southern Italy Wednesday, the pontiff said that the church's "defects" needed to be denounced so that they could be...

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Feb 20, 2019

Woman assaults cops, EMT after losing money to pinball machine in bowling alley
What a pinhead! A dangerously drunk Monroe woman assaulted police officers and an EMT after she lost money to a pinball machine at a Pennsylvania bowling alley. Kilee Nicole Cunningham, 36, was asked to leave Blue Mountain Lanes on Moorestown Road Sunday night after she punched the glass of a pinball machine despite being reimbursed...

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Feb 20, 2019

Trump vows to keep ISIS bride Hoda Muthana out of the country
President Trump has ordered his administration to refuse "ISIS bride" Hoda Muthana reentry into the United States. "I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!" Trump tweeted. The missive came after Pompeo confirmed Wednesday that Muthana is "not a U.S. citizen and...

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Feb 20, 2019

Sean Spicer talks movies with Mike Pompeo for new ‘Extra' gig
Sean Spicer has a new gig as a "special" Washington correspondent for "Extra" — and his first assignment was chatting up Sec. of State Mike Pompeo about the Oscars. The nation's top diplomat waxed rhapsodic about his love for the band Queen and how much he enjoyed the bio-pic "Bohemian Rhapsody" about the late 20th...

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Feb 20, 2019

Kamala Harris' dad says her pot use story was ‘identity politics'
The Jamaican father of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris blasted her for saying she smoked marijuana and supports it becoming legalized, claiming she's playing "identity politics." Donald Harris, an economics professor at Stanford University, said she is harming her family's Jamaican ancestors. "My dear departed grandmothers … as well as my deceased parents, must...

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Feb 20, 2019

Customs intercepts nearly $13M worth of meth at border
PHARR, Texas — Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted nearly $13 million worth of methamphetamine inside a truck carrying frozen strawberries that crossed into the US from Mexico. The agency on Tuesday said officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility in Texas used imaging equipment and dogs to inspect the truck on Feb....

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Feb 20, 2019

British ISIS bride names newborn son after jihadi warlord
British ISIS bride Shamima Begum has named her newborn son Jarrah after her first son, who died in infancy — and in honor of a jihadi warlord who slaughtered Jews, according to a report. Begum, 19, who is seeking to return to the UK although her citizenship has been stripped, gave her baby the name...

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Feb 20, 2019

Teen's pursuit to get ultimate selfie nearly cost him his life
A Texas teen's pursuit to get "likes" with the ultimate selfie nearly cost him his life. Four months later, Triston Bailey says he feels lucky to be alive after he suffered traumatic injuries in November while trying to get a snap of the Dallas skyline, news station KTVT reported. Bailey, 18, said he was on...

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Feb 20, 2019

Teen's quest for ultimate selfie nearly cost him his life
A Texas teen's pursuit to get "likes" with the ultimate selfie nearly cost him his life. Four months later, Triston Bailey says he feels lucky to be alive after he suffered traumatic injuries in November while trying to get a snap of the Dallas skyline, news station KTVT reported. Bailey, 18, said he was on...

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Feb 20, 2019

Man returns home to find stranger, kids moved into house: cops
A South Carolina man says he returned home to find strangers inside wearing his family's clothes and eating their food, according to reports. "Can I help you?" the female intruder asked homeowner Kent Foster when he opened the door Wednesday to his Union residence, news station WHNS reported. When he got home from work, Foster...

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Feb 20, 2019

‘Fully skeletonized' teen who went missing after witnessing murder is found
The "fully skeletonized" remains were discovered of a Florida teen who went missing in 2017 after he allegedly witnessed a brutal killing, officials said. Sarasota police said 14-year-old Jabez Spann was found dead Saturday in a field in Manatee County more than a year after he vanished. "This is a tremendous loss to their family...

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Feb 20, 2019

Trump: It's up to William Barr to release Mueller report
President Trump said Wednesday it was up to new Attorney General William Barr to decide when Robert Mueller's report on Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign would be released. "That's up to the new attorney general. He's a tremendous man, a tremendous person who really respect this country and respects the...

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Feb 20, 2019

Trump tweets out video of wall being built along border
President Trump on Wednesday tweeted out a video showing construction vehicles hoisting segments of a wall on the New Mexico border. "We have just built this powerful Wall in New Mexico. Completed on January 30, 2019 - 47 days ahead of schedule! Many miles more now under construction! #FinishTheWall," he wrote in a post accompanying...

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Feb 20, 2019

Another ISIS bride pleading to come home to US or Canada
A dual citizen of the US and Canada, who left the Great White North four years ago to join ISIS is now holed up in a refugee camp in Syria with the Alabama "ISIS bride" — and pleading to return home, according to a report. "I don't have words for how much regret I have,"...

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Feb 20, 2019

How mining sites are tainting drinking water sources in the US West
RIMINI, Mont. — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated, The Associated Press has found. That torrent is poisoning aquatic life and tainting drinking water...

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Feb 20, 2019

US to ISIS bride: You are not a citizen and deserve nothing
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said "ISIS bride" Hoda Muthana is not a US citizen and will not be allowed back into America. "Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the United States. She does not have any legal basis, no valid U.S. passport, no right...

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Feb 20, 2019

Mystery creature kills elderly woman on morning walk
An elderly North Carolina teacher was attacked and killed by an animal while taking an early morning walk this week, and officials are now scrambling to identify the killer creature, officials said. Brenda Hamilton, 77, an educator at the Pungo Christian Academy in Belhaven died Monday after she was attacked by some sort of animal,...

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Feb 20, 2019

British ISIS bride's baby will still be allowed into UK, official says
The baby of the British teenager whose citizenship was stripped after she ran off to join ISIS in 2015 could still be allowed into the UK, despite his mother being barred, according to a report. "Children should not suffer, so if a parent does lose their British citizenship, it does not affect the rights of...

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Feb 20, 2019

Child custody case reassigned after judge accepted woman's Facebook friend request
MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge's decision to become Facebook friends with a woman whose child custody case he was hearing created at least the appearance of bias, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday in ordering the case to be re-heard by another judge. The case, which is the first of its kind in the...

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Feb 20, 2019

How genetically modified mosquitoes could be used to fight malaria
Genetically engineered mosquitoes may one day be able to wipe out malaria — by infecting their own kind with a debilitating genetic mutation. Scientists in Terni, Italy, have released a batch of the genetically modified insects in a high-security lab in early February, according to NPR, which was on hand for the controversial experiment. "This...

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Feb 20, 2019

Detective accused of sexually assaulting and threatening male witnesses
A former Philadelphia homicide detective has been accused of sexually assaulting male witnesses during criminal probes and then intimidating them to keep them silent, according to a report. Philip Nordo, 52, was fired in 2017 after 20 years on the force after an allegation that he improperly paid a witness and had fraternized with people...

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Feb 20, 2019

Michael Cohen gets prison sentence postponed over shoulder surgery
President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen will get two more months of freedom to deal with a shoulder injury before he has to turn himself in to prison, a judge ruled. In December, Cohen was sentenced by Manhattan federal judge William Pauley III to three years for his role in a hush money scheme,...

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Feb 20, 2019

New York Times responds to Trump calling them the ‘enemy of the people'
President Trump's tweet calling the New York Times the "ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE" brought a blistering response from The Gray Lady's publisher who said the phrase "isn't just false, it's dangerous." Trump set off the dust-up Wednesday morning when he tweeted: "The New York Times reporting is false. They are a true ENEMY OF THE...

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Feb 20, 2019

Robert Mueller might finally be finished with his Russia probe
Attorney General Bill Barr plans to announce as early as next week the completion of Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign, according to a report. People familiar with the plans told CNN that the AG will submit a summary of Mueller's report to Congress soon after. Although...

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Feb 20, 2019

ISIS bride begging to return to US says therapy is good punishment
Hoda Muthana, the Alabama woman who spent four years as an ISIS bride, said she hopes Americans will have sympathy for her - and suggested in her first TV interview that therapy would be a reasonable form of punishment for joining the terror group. "I hope they excuse me because of how young and ignorant...

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Feb 20, 2019

Man attacks attorney after he's slapped with 47-year sentence: video
An Ohio man sucker-punched his attorney Tuesday after he was sentenced to 47 years in prison, shocking courtroom video shows. A 31-second video obtained by WJW shows David Chislton, 42, of Warrensville Heights, being subdued during the attack in a Cuyahoga County courtroom after Common Pleas Court Judge Nancy Margaret Russo sentenced him to more...

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Feb 20, 2019

High tensions, secret social media scrolling: Behind the scenes of the El Chapo jury
Jurors seated on the historic trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman routinely ignored the court's instructions by checking Twitter and reading reports about the case — and two members even got into such a furious argument that US Marshals had to intervene, one of the panelists says in a new bombshell report. The juror, who...

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Feb 20, 2019

Mom of slain journalist James Foley wants ISIS bride ‘brought to justice'
The mother of slain American photojournalist James Foley — who was beheaded by Islamic State barbarians — says that the Alabama "ISIS bride" now begging to come home should be "brought to justice." Hoda Muthana "and the many thousands of ISIS fighters who have promoted terrorism need to be held accountable and brought to justice,"...

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Feb 20, 2019

French TV channel forced to cut Facebook broadcast over anti-Semitic comments
PARIS, Feb 20 - A French TV channel said on Wednesday it had been forced to cut short a live Facebook broadcast from a desecrated Jewish cemetery in eastern France because of an onslaught of anti-Semitic commentary. France 3 said it went live from the cemetery in the village of Quatzenheim on Tuesday as President...

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Feb 20, 2019

Supreme Court rules Constitutional ban on high fines applies to states
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states. The decision could help an Indiana man recover the $40,000 Land Rover police seized when they arrested him for selling about $400 worth of heroin. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the court's opinion in favor of...

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Feb 20, 2019

Racist diner tells Mexican restaurant manager ‘get the f-k out of my country'
A woman was booted from a Mexican restaurant in West Virginia after she unleashed a racist tirade at workers - telling them to "get the f-k out of my country," a video shows. Miranda Castillo, who works as a hostess at Tampico Mexican Restaurant in Parkersburg, filmed the woman - identified in the video only...

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Feb 20, 2019

Kamala Harris set for Thursday lunch with Al Sharpton
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris will trek to Harlem on Thursday for a lunch meeting with the Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights activist's National Action Network announced Wednesday. The 54-year-old California pol and Sharpton will feast on soul food at Sylvia's Restaurant as they discuss "criminal justice reform and other critical issues," NAN...

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Feb 20, 2019

UN report details widespread torture, rape and killing in South Sudan
U.N. investigators have identified perpetrators of pervasive rape and killings and torture in secret safe houses in South Sudan, and believe oil revenues have driven much of the violence in its civil war, a report said on Wednesday The U.N. Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan recommended further investigation of evidence that proceeds from...

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Feb 20, 2019

Softball coach wanted for attacking grandmother
A softball coach in Texas is wanted by police after allegedly attacking a grandmother who started recording a teenager she claims was cursing and disrupting the game, authorities said. Donna Edwards, 60, said James Schmidt - a coach with the Cy-Fair Texas Sting softball league - lunged toward her and knocked her to the ground...

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Feb 20, 2019

Winter storm expected to make NYC a ‘treacherous' mess for evening commute
The messy winter storm headed for the Big Apple on Wednesday will arrive just in time for lunch, and turn the evening commute "treacherous," forecasters warned. "We're straddling that noon hour [for the start of the snow]," AccuWeather senior meteorologist Carl Erickson said. "It will be cold enough that we have snow most of this...

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Feb 20, 2019

Winter storm to make NYC a ‘treacherous' mess for evening commute
The messy winter storm headed for the Big Apple on Wednesday will arrive just in time for lunch, and turn the evening commute "treacherous," forecasters warned. "We're straddling that noon hour [for the start of the snow]," AccuWeather senior meteorologist Carl Erickson said. "It will be cold enough that we have snow most of this...

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Feb 20, 2019

Kim Jong Un's travel plans for upcoming US-North Korea summit revealed
HANOI - Vietnam is preparing for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to arrive by train for his summit in Hanoi next week with U.S. President Donald Trump, two sources with direct knowledge of security and logistics planning told Reuters on Wednesday. It could take Kim at least two and a half days to travel...

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Feb 20, 2019

Trump to Covington teen suing Washington Post: ‘Go get them'
President Trump on Wednesday spurred on the Kentucky high school teen suing the Washington Post for $250 million over its reporting of a confrontation he was involved in on the National Mall, saying "Go get them Nick." "‘The Washington Post ignored basic journalistic standards because it wanted to advance its well-known and easily documented biased...

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Feb 20, 2019

Vladimir Putin warns US of new Russian weapons
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned the United States that if it deploys new missiles in Europe he will retaliate quickly not only by targeting where the rockets are located but also the US itself. "Russia will be forced to create and deploy types of weapons which can be used not only in respect...

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Feb 20, 2019

Vladimir Putin warns US of new Russian weapons during speech
President Vladimir Putin says Russia will target new weapons at the United States should it deploy new intermediate-range missiles in Europe following Washington's withdrawal from a key arms control pact. Putin, speaking in Wednesday's state-of-the-nation address, rejected the U.S. claim that its withdrawal from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty was prompted by Russian violations...

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Feb 20, 2019

Vladimir Putin focuses on social issues in state-of-the-nation speech
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin says in a state-of-the-nation address that Russia needs to focus on raising living standards. Speaking on Wednesday before lawmakers and top officials, Putin said the government will increase social payments to support young families. He promised tax breaks, lower mortgage rates and housing subsidies for families with several children. He...

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Feb 20, 2019

Stephen Curry joins Barack Obama at My Brother's Keeper event
OAKLAND, Calif. — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. Obama was in Oakland to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother's Keeper, an initiative he started after the 2012...

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Feb 20, 2019

Man loses gun license after being shot by own dog
BERLIN — A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn't fit to carry a firearms license after his dog shot him with a rifle. The Munich administrative court on Tuesday dismissed the man's appeal against an earlier decision by Bavarian authorities to withdraw his license to own a rifle, as well as his...

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Feb 20, 2019

Man who acted out twisted fantasy with adoptive mom pleads guilty to murdering teen
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the rape, murder and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl, and the victim's adoptive mother has agreed to plead guilty and serve a life sentence. Jacob Sullivan, 46, pleaded guilty to all charges in the 2016 death of Grace Packer. A jury outside Philadelphia will...

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Feb 20, 2019

Authorities probe multi-car crash that left 3 dead in New Jersey
WAYNE, N.J. — Authorities in Passaic County are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that left three people dead. The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office says the crash occurred shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday at a Delta gas station on Route 23 northbound in Wayne. It involved a Honda Pilot, Nissan Rogue and Chevrolet Camaro. Three people were...

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Feb 19, 2019

Two arrested after missing Louisiana teen found nude in apartment
NEW ORLEANS — A missing 16-year-old was found, nude and incoherent, after her family received threatening text messages, and a registered sex offender and a man paroled after a manslaughter conviction have been arrested, Louisiana State Police said Tuesday. The girl had been missing for days when she was found, Senior Trooper Melissa Matey said...

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Feb 19, 2019

Man stuck in snow calls for help, gets arrested on sex charges
ASTORIA, Ore. — A man who authorities say lured a 13-year-old girl from her Seattle-area home and drove with her into Oregon was arrested when the rental car the two were traveling in became stuck in deep snow, Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin said Tuesday. Christopher Thomas Knox, of Hillsboro, Oregon, called the sheriff's office...

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Feb 19, 2019

Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it plans to cancel $929 million awarded to California's high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion that it has already spent. The U.S. Department of Transportation announcement follows through on President Donald Trump's threats to claw back $3.5 billion that...

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Feb 19, 2019

Heavily armed Americans claiming to be on ‘government mission' arrested in Haiti
Five Americans who claimed they were on "a government mission" in Haiti were arrested by local authorities after being found with a stash of automatic rifles and pistols, according to a report. The group was picked up Sunday at a police checkpoint in Port-au-Prince driving in two vehicles without licence plates, the Miami Herald reported....

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Feb 19, 2019

Heavily-armed Americans claiming to be on ‘government mission' arrested in Haiti
Five Americans who claimed they were on "a government mission" in Haiti were arrested by local authorities after being found with a stash of automatic rifles and pistols, according to a report. The group was picked up at a police checkpoint in Port-au-Prince Sunday driving in two vehicles without licence plates, The Miami Herald reported....

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Feb 19, 2019

Fiancé allegedly beat missing mom Kelsey Berreth to death with bat, burned her body
The fiancé of a missing Colorado mom allegedly tied a sweater around her face, beat her to death with a baseball bat on Thanksgiving Day and then burned her body on his ranch, a report said. An Idaho nurse told cops that the fiancé — 32-year-old Patrick Frazee — ordered her to clean up the...

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Feb 19, 2019

Dog lost in Camp Fire reunited with family 101 days later
A dog who went missing amid the devastating Northern California wildfire was reunited with his family this week — more than 100 days after the blaze. "He's a true survivor," Gabriel Ballejos told KXTV about his pup, Kingston. "And it's a testament to the American spirit." The 12-year-old Akita jumped out of the family's truck...

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Feb 19, 2019

Trump to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as new deputy AG
President Trump will name Jeffrey Rosen as the next deputy attorney general, an official said Monday. Rosen, who is currently the deputy secretary of the US Department of Transportation, will succeed Rod Rosenstein in the position. Rosenstein is expected to vacate the position by mid March, according to several reports on Monday. Rosen came to...

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Feb 19, 2019

Vietnamese barber marks upcoming summit with free Trump, Kim haircuts
HANOI - For those who like to push the cutting edge of style, two of the world's most talked-about haircuts are now available for free, in Vietnam. In honor of an upcoming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Feb. 27-28, a Hanoi barber is offering free haircuts...

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Feb 19, 2019

Congressional aide busted in a prostitution sting
An aide to a US congressman from Louisiana was busted in a prostitution sting over the weekend, according to several local reports. Jerod Prunty, 47, who works for Rep. Clay Higgins, was charged with two counts of pandering in Lafayette Parish on Saturday, the Daily Advertiser reported. Prunty was caught up in a sweep of...

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Feb 19, 2019

Woman's head found with note: ‘My husband refused to pay ransom'
A Mexican woman's decapitated head was found in a trash bag with a note that said she was murdered because her husband "did not want to pay" her ransom, according to local reports. The remains of businesswoman Susana Carrera were found last Wednesday in a parking lot in the city of Coatzacoalcos in Veracruz, local...

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Feb 19, 2019

Texas man allegedly slapped school bully who teased stepkid
A Texas man faces charges after he allegedly slapped his stepdaughter's middle school bully in the face, officials said. James Olander Peace, who is from Deer Park, is accused of hitting the 12-year-old because the boy teased his stepdaughter and threw ice cream at her, news station WTVD reported. Peace's wife, who didn't want to...

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Feb 19, 2019

US ISIS fighters should come home, be prosecuted: State Department


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Feb 19, 2019

British ISIS bride stripped of citizenship after begging to come home
The UK on Tuesday revoked the citizenship of the British teenager who ran off to join ISIS in 2015 and begged to be allowed home last week for the sake of her baby, according to a report. The British Home Office broke the news in a letter sent to the family of 19-year-old Shamima Begum...

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Feb 19, 2019

Hikers rescued from quicksand, snowstorm at Zion National Park
Hikers who visited Utah's Zion National Park are sharing their perilous story of survival - which includes getting stuck in quicksand and spending hours in a snowstorm over the weekend. Ryan Osmun and his girlfriend, Jessika McNeill, originally from Arizona, said they'd been hiking for three hours on Saturday when McNeill tripped and fell in...

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Feb 19, 2019

Authorities name alligator found guarding drug house ‘El Chompo'
Well he is short and deadly. Authorities raiding a Pennsylvania stash-house found an American alligator guarding the drugs — and named him "El Chompo" in honor of last week's conviction of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. The three-foot-long baby alligator was found patrolling the Chester County, Penn. home on Feb. 8, which was...

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Feb 19, 2019

Parents died in murder-suicide as 16-year-old daughter slept: cops
A Texas couple died in a murder-suicide at their home as their 16-year-old daughter slept, according to authorities. Police arrived early Monday to Sugar Land, Texas, to discover a slain woman in the driveway and her husband dead in his bedroom, news station KRIV reported. Sreenivas Nakirekanti, 51, allegedly shot and killed his 46-year-old wife,...

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Feb 19, 2019

Sleeping man wakes up to wife cheating and stabs lover: cops
Charges were filed against an Indiana husband who says he stabbed another man after he woke up to him having sex with his wife. Michael Neil, 29, was arrested early Monday at his Elwood apartment, where he allegedly busted his cheating spouse, news station WXIN reported. Neil told police he woke up in the apartment...

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Feb 19, 2019

Statue of kissing VJ Day sailor vandalized with #MeToo day after his death
A day after the sailor seen kissing a woman in a nurse's uniform in an iconic photo snapped in Times Square died at age 95, a statue in Florida commemorating the couple was vandalized with a "#MeToo" painted in red. Police responded early Tuesday to someone vandalizing the "Unconditional Surrender" statue in Sarasota, where they...

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Feb 19, 2019

College student missing for 3 weeks found in submerged car
The body of a Texas college student who went missing three weeks ago has been recovered from a car submerged in a lake, officials said. The body found in Cedar Creek Lake in Log Cabin was identified as 25-year-old Brenda Montanez, the Athens Review reported. Preliminary autopsy results indicate that she likely drowned. Montanez was...

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Feb 19, 2019

College student missing for three weeks found in submerged car
The body of a Texas college student who went missing three weeks ago has been recovered from a car submerged in a lake, officials said. The body found in Cedar Creek Lake in Log Cabin was identified as 25-year-old Brenda Montanez, the Athens Review reported. Preliminary autopsy results indicate that she likely drowned. Montanez was...

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Feb 19, 2019

Trump reportedly pressured Whitaker to intervene in Cohen probe
Matthew Whitaker may find himself on the hot seat after a report Tuesday appeared to contradict his sworn testimony that President Trump never pressured him over the Russia probe. When Whitaker was newly installed as acting AG, Trump asked him whether Manhattan federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman — a Trump pal — could be put in...

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Feb 19, 2019

Clarence Thomas: Supreme Court should reconsider libel ruling
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday called for reconsideration of the High Court's landmark decision making it more difficult for public officials to claim defamation — as the court turned down a request from a Bill Cosby accuser. The panel rejected the appeal from Kathrine McKee, an actress who has accused the disgraced funnyman...

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Feb 19, 2019

Parents blame death of Ohio University student on fraternity hazing
The parents of an Ohio University college student are blaming a fraternity's brutal hazing rituals for their son's death - saying its members forced copious amounts of drugs and alcohol into his system before he fell unconscious. The parents of Collin L. Wiant, 18, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sigma Pi fraternity's Epsilon...

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Feb 19, 2019

Unclaimed $1 million Powerball ticket nears its expiration date
One lucky lottery winner in New Orleans is just hours away from losing their chance to live The Big Easy life. A winning $1 million Powerball ticket sold by the Louisiana Lottery in August at a convenience store in New Orleans is set to expire at 5 p.m. Thursday, nearly six months after its fortunate...

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Feb 19, 2019

Shark DNA may be the secret to curing cancer
Shark genes may soon take a bite out of cancer. Great white sharks have miraculous self-repairing DNA that protects them from the deadly disease — and scientists want to use it to cure sick people, according to a new study. In the first-ever mapping of the predators' genes, researchers revealed superhuman "mutations" that evolved from...

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Feb 19, 2019

House committee wants to grill Zuckerberg on Facebook data privacy
A House committee wants some answers from Facebook guru Mark Zuckerberg after a complaint that users' sensitive medical information posted in supposedly private groups could easily be harvested by insurers and "online bullies." "In light of the committee's continuing commitment to protect the privacy of the American people, we request a staff briefing on the...

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Feb 19, 2019

‘Ivory Queen' gets 15 years in jail for smuggling tusks
DAR ES SALAAM — A prominent Chinese businesswoman dubbed the "Ivory Queen" was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Tanzanian court on Tuesday for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 elephants, weighing nearly 2.2 tons, to Asia. Yang Feng Glan had been charged in October 2015 along with two Tanzanian men with...

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Feb 19, 2019

China wants to build a solar farm in space
Our sun is our most readily available source of energy, but harnessing its incredible power is something humanity still considers a challenge. Solar farms placed in sunny areas of the Earth do a good job of converting sunlight into usable energy, but major drawbacks remain. For one, solar panels placed on the planet can only...

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Feb 19, 2019

White House officials wanted to share nuclear tech with Saudi Arabia: report
Senior White House officials wanted to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of alarmed ethics and national security experts, a new congressional report said Tuesday. Lawmakers from both parties worried that the Saudis could develop nuclear weapons if the US technology were transferred without proper safeguards. The Democrat-led House Oversight Committee...

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Feb 19, 2019

Mother of victim tells triple murderer: ‘I hope you rot in hell'
The mother of a woman whose live-in boyfriend admitted killing her and two others within a four-year span has addressed her daughter's killer in a Florida courtroom, telling him she hopes he "rots in hell." The victim's mother, Jennifer Greene, said she had no room for mercy in her heart for Charles Andrew Martinez, 29,...

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Feb 19, 2019

Judge orders Roger Stone to explain crosshairs photo
Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson was apparently not amused when Roger Stone posted her picture on Instagram with crosshairs next to her head. So on Tuesday, she ordered Stone, a longtime confidant of President Trump's, to appear in her Washington, DC, courtroom Thursday afternoon to explain himself. Jackson said Stone will have to "show cause...

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Feb 19, 2019

ISIS bride Hoda Muthana once urged jihadis to ‘take down' Obama
The American "ISIS bride" who is now begging to be allowed back into the US once urged jihadis to "take down" President Obama — calling him a "treacherous tyrant." "You can look up Obamas schedule on the white house website. Take down that treacherous tyrant!" Hoda Muthana tweeted from her now-suspended Twitter account @ZumarulJannah in...

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Feb 19, 2019

Mom arrested for leaving kids at home, setting fire to Burger King dumpster
Her day was a literal dumpster fire. An Ohio mother was arrested after she allegedly left her two kids at home alone, drove to a local Burger King and set the restaurant's dumpster on fire, according to WTOL. Lashauwna Tucker, 26, left her home in Toledo as her children, ages 4 and 6, were sleeping,...

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