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  • Michael Flynn Sentencing Postponed After Dramatic Hearing

    The sentencing for President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn was postponed until 2019 after a dramatic federal court hearing Tuesday. Flynn, who pleaded guilty last year, said “I was aware” that lying to the FBI was a crime, but prosecutors from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office had called for him to get little to no jail time because he has cooperated extensively. They also said Flynn may continue to cooperate in a future trial. Judge Emmet Sullivan […]

  • Penny Marshall, Co-Star of ‘Laverne & Shirley’ and Director of ‘Big,’ Dead at 75

    Actress Penny Marshall, who found fame in TV’s “Laverne & Shirley” before going on to direct such beloved films as “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” has died. She was 75. Marshall died peacefully in her Hollywood Hills home on Monday night due to complications from diabetes, said Michelle Bega, a spokeswoman for the family. “Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall,” the Marshall family said in a statement. Marshall’s role as outspoken tomboy Laverne DeFazio […]

  • One Day Before New Year’s Eve, Utah Will Implement the Strictest DUI Law in the Country

    People in Utah may think twice about having that extra drink before driving home from their New Year’s Eve parties. Starting December 30, the state will lower its blood-alcohol content limit to 0.05, the strictest DUI standard in the nation. The new law also states that anyone who “operates a motor vehicle in a negligent manner causing the death of another” and has a “blood alcohol concentration of .05 grams or greater” will have committed a criminal homicide, a felony. […]

  • Actor Sues Fortnite Over Carlton Dance

    Carlton wants his dance back. Actor Alfonso Ribeiro is suing to stop two video game developers from selling a dance popularized by his “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” character. In two lawsuits filed Monday, Ribeiro said the companies have “unfairly profited” from using his likeness and from exploiting his “protected creative expression.” The suits name Fortnite developer Epic Games Inc., and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creator of the NBA 2K series, and several of its subsidiaries. Epic Games and Take-Two subsidiary […]

  • Jeff Bridges to be Honored at the Golden Globes

    Jeff Bridges will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 76th Golden Globes. “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to bestow the 2019 Cecil B. deMille Award on Jeff Bridges,” HFPA president Meher Tatna said in a statement Monday. “Bridges’ brilliant body of work across diverse genres has captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide for more than six decades. We look forward to celebrating ‘the Dude’ and his remarkable career and philanthropic achievements at the […]

  • Story of Late Iowa Man’s Unlikely Friendship with Charles Barkley Goes Viral

    Unexpected friendships usually turn out to be the best. That’s what freelance journalist Shirley Wang discovered about the relationship between her late father, Lin Wang, and former basketball star and sports analyst Charles Barkley. Shirley Wang’s story¬†about her father’s close friendship with Barkley was published Friday on Boston NPR affiliate WBUR and quickly went viral over the weekend. “It’s just really insane,” Wang told CNN on Sunday. “So many people are reading it. I feel really lucky I can grieve […]

  • Future Chief of Staff Mick Mulvany Seen on Video Calling President Trump ‘terrible human being’

    President Donald Trump’s budget director and soon-to-be acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, called Trump “a terrible human being” during a campaign debate in 2016. In a video¬†posted by The Daily Beast, Mulvaney said at the debate with his then-Democratic challenger for South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District seat, Fran Person, that he was supporting Trump for president, albeit reluctantly. “Yes, I’m supporting Donald Trump,” the incumbent Republican, who later won reelection, says in the video. “I’m doing so as enthusiastically […]

  • Iowa Poll: Republicans Back the President, But Welcome Challengers

    IOWA — Two-thirds of Iowa’s Republican voters say they would definitely vote to re-elect Trump if the general election were held today, but nearly as many say the state’s party ought to welcome challengers to the President to Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses, according to a new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll. The President’s strength among the state’s registered Republican voters is clear in the poll, with Trump earning an 81% approval rating, a 77% favorability rating, and majorities heralding his choices on […]

  • Iowa Poll: First Poll of Likely Caucusgoers Finds Biden, Sanders, O’Rourke Atop the Field

    IOWA — Former Vice President Joe Biden holds the pole position in the first CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll among likely 2020 Democratic caucusgoers, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke joining him as the only possible candidates in the field with double-digit support. The new Iowa Poll finds 32% of likely caucusgoers saying they back Biden as their first choice, 19% Sanders, 11% O’Rourke, 8% Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 5% California Sen. Kamala Harris, with the rest […]

  • 7-Year-Old Guatemalan Girl Who Died in Border Patrol Custody is Identified

      Her name was Jakelin Caal Maquin. She had traveled with her father from a rural indigenous community in Guatemala’s impoverished Alta Verapaz region. They were among a group of 163 migrants detained by Border Patrol agents the night of December 6 — three days after her birthday — in a remote area of the New Mexico desert, officials said. Two days later, 7-year-old Jakelin was dead, Customs and Border Protection’s officials said Friday. She had vomited and stopped breathing […]

  • Federal Judge in Texas Strikes Down Affordable Care Act

    A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act’s individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law must also fall. The invalidation of the landmark health reform law throws into doubt the health coverage of millions of Americans on the Obamacare exchanges and in Medicaid expansion. More than 4 million people have already signed up for 2019 coverage on the exchanges, and millions more are expected to pick plans before open enrollment […]

  • Trump Names Mulvaney ‘Acting’ Chief of Staff

    WASHINGTON D.C. — Mick Mulvaney will become the acting White House chief of staff at the end of the year, President Donald Trump announced in a tweet on Friday. He most recently served as the Office of Management and Budget director. While Mulvaney was named as an acting chief of staff, he will step down from his role as OMB director, a White House official said. A senior administration official said there is “no time limit” for Mulvaney to remain […]