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  • JUDGE Nov 22, 2019

    Man Found Guilty of Murdering British Tourist in New Zealand

    A New Zealand jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder in the death of 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane. Millane died last December on her birthday after meeting the man through the dating app Tinder, going out for drinks with him, and then returning to his hotel apartment in central Auckland. Prosecutors said the man strangled Millane to...

  • PRESIDENT Nov 10, 2019

    NRA Turmoil Creates Rift Among Some Big Donors

    Joe Olson was once such a passionate supporter of the National Rifle Association that he pledged to bequeath several million dollars from his estate to the gun organization upon his death. But the steady drip of investigations and misspending allegations and a shakeup at the top ranks of the NRA compelled him to alter his will. The NRA will no...

  • Donald Trump Oct 16, 2019

    Trump Dismisses Syria Concerns; Dems Walk Out of White House Meeting

    Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America’s partners against IS extremists. Hours later, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats walked out of a meeting at the White House, accusing him of having a “meltdown,” calling her a “third-rate...

  • Donald Trump Oct 16, 2019

    Pence to Try Diplomacy in Turkey as Russia Offers to Mediate in Syria

    As U.S. Vice President Mike Pence prepared to lead a delegation to Ankara to urge Turkey to agree to a ceasefire in its attack on Syrian Kurdish fighters, Russia offered Wednesday to mediate a resolution to the bloody conflict in northern Syria in an apparent attempt to assert Moscow’s role as a strong diplomatic force in the region. Ahead of...

  • Gina Cook Oct 9, 2019

    DC Elementary School Student Diagnosed With Bacterial Meningitis

    D.C. Public Schools confirmed a student at Burrville Elementary School in Northeast D.C. tested positive for meningococcal meningitis.

  • PRESIDENT Oct 7, 2019

    Washington Redskins Fire Head Coach Jay Gruden

    The Washington Redskins have fired head coach Jay Gruden after an 0-5 start to the season, the team has confirmed.

  • Mayor Sep 15, 2019

    Mayor of Town in North Japan Bemoans Lack of Olympic Funds

    The mayor of a town in northeastern Japan that will host Olympic soccer games says his city has received no funding from the central government that has promised to use the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to help in the reconstruction of the region. The Japanese government and Tokyo 2020 organizers are hoping to use the Olympics to showcase Japan’s recovery from...

  • Japan Jul 19, 2019

    Police Search KyoAni Studio Where Fire Killed 33

    Japanese police are searching for clues into why a man set a Kyoto anime studio on fire, gutting the building and crushing the hearts of many comic fans around the world. The man, screaming “You die!” stormed into Kyoto Animation on Thursday, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire, killing 33 people and injuring 36 others....

  • Japan Jul 18, 2019

    Man Shouting ‘You Die!’ Kills 33 at Japan Anime Studio

    A man screaming “You die!” burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans. Thirty-six others were injured, some of them critically, in a blaze that sent people scrambling up the...

  • Instagram Jul 14, 2019

    Social Media Influencer Ray Diaz Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl Bails Out

    Social media influencer Raymundo Diaz posted bail and was released from jail following his arrest on suspicion of sexual assault.

  • China Jun 30, 2019

    Riot Police Clear Away Protests From Hong Kong Legislature

    Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong’s legislature Monday night, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets with tear gas and then moved inside. The three-hour occupation, which ended early Tuesday, came on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China, a city holiday,...

  • California Apr 26, 2019

    California Killer Accused of Torturing, Beheading Cellmate

    One convicted killer has been accused of beheading another in what authorities call an exceptionally sadistic torture slaying at a California prison. Corcoran State Prison inmate Jaime Osuna removed several body parts from his cellmate, Luis Romero, Assistant Kings County District Attorney Phil Esbenshade said Friday. Charges accuse Osuna, 31, of repeatedly cutting Romero last month using what the prosecutor...

  • Donald Trump Apr 10, 2019

    Warner Bros. Takes Legal Action Against President Trump Over 2020 Campaign Video

    President Donald Trump’s latest 2020 campaign video has been removed from his Twitter page after Warner Bros. announced it would take legal action over the unauthorized use of music in the clip. “The use of Warner Bros.′ score from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in the campaign video was unauthorized. We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it...

  • Chief Mar 14, 2019

    K-Pop Stars Arrive for Police Questioning

    K-pop star Jung Joon-young and Big Bang band member Seungri arrive at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency for questioning over sex scandals that have roiled South Korea on March 14, 2019. Both said they will retire from the entertainment industry.

  • Chief Mar 14, 2019

    K-Pop Stars Seungri and Jung Joon-young Questioned by South Korean Police Over Sex Scandals

    Police on Thursday questioned two K-pop stars over interlocking sex scandals that have fascinated South Korea and prompted both men to announce they are retiring from the entertainment industry. Seungri, a member of the superstar group Big Bang, bowed deeply at a Seoul police station before more than 100 journalists. Police said they are investigating allegations that the 28-year-old attempted...

  • social media Jan 29, 2019

    Grammy-Winning R&B Singer James Ingram Dies at 66: Reports

    Grammy-winning R&B singer James Ingram has died at age 66, according to multiple media reports. The news was first reported by Tuesday by Ingram’s longtime friend Debbie Allen on social media.

  • JUDGE Jan 16, 2019

    Robert Durst Murder Trial Set for September in Los Angeles

    New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been scheduled to go on trial in late summer on charges of killing a friend in Los Angeles nearly two decades ago.

  • United States Jan 12, 2019

    Ex-Kidnapping Victims: Jayme Closs Needs Space, Time To Heal

    Elizabeth Smart, who was 14 when she was kidnapped at knifepoint from her Salt Lake City home in 2002, told The Associated Press that everyone endures different mental and psychological trauma after kidnappings, but Jayme Closs will have to confront the fact that there “is no going back to the way things were.” “Probably one of the more difficult issues...

  • director Jan 8, 2019

    Thai, Saudi Officials Meet Over Case of Young Saudi Woman

    Thailand’s immigration police chief met Tuesday with officials of the Saudi Embassy in Bangkok, and said the officials told him they are satisfied with how the case of a young Saudi woman who claims to be fleeing her abusive family has been handled. Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn explained the Saudi reaction to reporters after a meeting with its diplomats. The...

  • European Union Dec 17, 2018

    PM Theresa May Says Postponed Brexit Vote to Be Held Week of Jan 14

    Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that the postponed vote in Parliament on Britain’s Brexit agreement with the European Union will be held the week of Jan. 14 — more than a month after it was originally scheduled and just 10 weeks before Britain leaves the EU. But even as May insisted she could salvage her unpopular divorce deal, pressure...

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