A Massachusetts mayor who was first elected at age 23 was arrested Thursday and charged with defrauding investors in a company he formed out of more than $230,000 and using the funds to enhance his political career and pay for a lavish lifestyle, federal prosecutors said.
Jasiel Correia faces nine counts of wire fraud and four counts of filing false tax returns after he defrauded investors and used funds to cover the costs of his political campaign and "lavish" lifestyle, U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling announced Thursday.
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About 60 percent of the U.S. population with European heritage may be identifiable from their DNA by searching consumer websites, even if they've never made their own genetic information available, a study estimates.
And that number will grow as more and more people upload their DNA profiles to websites that use genetic analysis to find relatives, said the authors of the study released Thursday by the journal Science.
The use of such databases for criminal investigations made headlines in April, when authorities announced they'd used a genetic genealogy website to connect some crime-scene DNA to a man they then accused of being the so-called Golden State Killer, a serial rapist and murderer.
Facebook said Thursday it had taken down hundreds of U.S. news pages that the company said had coordinated to push people to pages filled with ads and spam, NBC News reported.
The removal is an escalation of the company’s battle against fake or sensationalist news stories, after criticism from some lawmakers and users that it has not been doing enough to stop disinformation ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections.
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Kanye West spoke for nearly 10 minutes straight while visiting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office Thursday. Here were some notable moments from the meeting.
The promoter of a botched, highly publicized music festival in the Bahamas has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Billy McFarland was sentenced on Thursday in Manhattan federal court.
McFarland has twice pleaded guilty to charges. First, he admitted earlier this year he defrauded investors in the 2017 Fyre Festival. Then, weeks later, he pleaded guilty to charges in a ticket selling scam.
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The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and rescue crews struggling to enter stricken areas in hopes of accounting for hundreds of people who may have stayed behind.
At least six deaths were blamed on Michael, the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in over 50 years, and it wasn't done yet: Though reduced to a tropical storm, it brought flash flooding to North Carolina and Virginia, soaking areas still recovering from Hurricane Florence.
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As the deadline to register to vote in Georgia came and went on Tuesday, more than 53,000 voters registrations remained on hold, leaving the mostly black applicants in a state of limbo less than one month ahead of the midterm election.
Thousands of forms are being held in a "pending" status by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office, and nearly 70 percent of them are black, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
Kemp's campaign spokesperson Ryan Mahoney confirmed to NBC that 53,000 applications are pending due to Georgia's "exact match" registration verification process, which requires information on voter applications to precisely match information on file with the Georgia Department of Driver Services or the Social Security Administration.
Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor, is missing and feared dead after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. President Donald Trump says he wants to learn...
Perhaps you’re familiar with the rumor that humming “Stayin’ Alive” while doing chest compressions is the best way to perform CPR on someone. Some of you might even remember when Michael Scott memorably sang the Bee Gees’ hit when learning CPR with his co-workers on "The Office."
While chaos ensued in the rest of that episode, this CPR secret can still be beneficial to incorporate in everyday life, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital is here to help you do that.
Footage shot on the ground and by drone caught the full extent of the damage done to Mexico Beach, Florida, by Hurricane Michael.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has ordered Columbia Gas to impose a moratorium on all work other than emergency and compliance work across its entire territory at least until Dec. 1.
The move comes one day after the National Transportation Safety Board issued its preliminary report on the Sept. 13 gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts.
An American and a Russian astronaut are safe after a planned trip to the International Space Station went awry minutes after liftoff. A Russian Soyuz booster rocket carrying Nick Hague and Alexei Ovchinin...
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President Donald Trump is having lunch Thursday with rapper Kanye West, who he calls a longtime friend.
During an interview Thursday morning on "Fox and Friends," Trump said West is "a very different kind of a guy, I say that in a positive way."
The White House has said they will talk about manufacturing, prison reform, preventing gang violence and reducing violence in Chicago, where West grew up. Also attending is former NFL great Jim Brown, a civil rights leader who's met with Trump previously.
Matthew Shepard Foundation
It's been 20 years since Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old openly gay college student, was abducted and killed in Wyoming.
On Oct. 26, he will finally be laid to rest.
Shepard's ashes will be interred at the Washington National Cathedral after a service to celebrate and remember his life.
Shepard's parents picked the Cathedral as his final resting place because he loved the Episcopal Church and felt welcomed at one he attended in Wyoming.
First lady Melania Trump says she could be "the most bullied person" in the world.
She made the remark during a television interview in which she promoted her Be Best initiatives, which take on online bullying. Critics have pointed out that her husband, President Donald Trump, routinely mocks people for their looks and for what he says is a lack of talent or intelligence.
"I could say I'm the most bullied person in the world," Mrs. Trump said in the interview segment that aired Thursday on "Good Morning America."