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  • Reputed Gambino Crime Boss Shot and Killed Outside New York Home

    A reputed New York crime boss was shot and killed outside a home Wednesday night. Francesco Cali, 53, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, the NYPD said. A law enforcement official confirmed to CNN that the victim was a high-ranking member of the Gambino crime family and is believed to be the acting boss. Police responded to a 911 call Wednesday night of an assault in front of the home in the New York borough of Staten […]

  • Beto O’Rourke Announces He’s Running for President in 2020

    Beto O’Rourke announced Thursday he is running for president, entering the 2020 race with a call for Americans to look past their differences in order to confront the challenges facing the country. “This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us,” the 46-year-old Democratic former congressman from Texas said in a video announcing his candidacy. “The challenges that we face right now, the interconnected crises in our economy, our democracy and our […]

  • President Trump Grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 Planes After Ethiopian Air Crash

    WASHINGTON, DC  —  President Donald Trump says his administration is grounding Boeing Max 8 planes based on new information about the crash of an Ethiopian Air Boeing 737 aircraft. Trump said from the White House on Wednesday that planes currently in the air would be ordered to land, and that airlines and pilots had been notified of the decision. “It’s a terrible, terrible thing,” Trump said of the airliner issue, which led to more than 50 nations ordering the Max […]

  • Manafort Sentenced to 7.5 Years Total in Prison for Federal Crimes

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ordered to serve an additional 43 months in prison.

  • Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Among Dozens Charged in Alleged College Cheating Scam

    Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among dozens of parents, elite college coaches and college prep executives accused of carrying out a national conspiracy to get students into prestigious colleges, according to a massive federal indictment. Federal prosecutors said the scheme had two major pieces. In the first part, parents allegedly paid a college prep organization to take the test on behalf of students or correct their answers. Secondly, the organization allegedly bribed college coaches to help admit the […]

  • Iowan Jason Momoa on Why He ‘bleeds’ All Blacks Rugby at Vancouver Sevens

    Cameras were drawn to the sizable presence of Iowa-raised actor Jason Momoa as the “Aquaman” star cheered on the New Zealand team at the Vancouver Sevens Sunday. Sporting an old-school All Blacks jersey, the passionate Momoa watched New Zealand beat Argentina and England on the final day of play to finish fifth, while South Africa defeated France in the showpiece match to earn the Blitzboks their first title of the season. Momoa, who was born in Hawaii but raised in […]

  • Trump Invites a New Fight With Democrats Over 2020 Budget; Seeks $8.6 Billion for Wall

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump administration is headed for a budget clash with Congress, with calls for deep domestic spending cuts that lawmakers are likely to ignore as the nation’s debt reaches record levels. On Monday, President Donald Trump is set to deliver his first budget roadmap under a divided government with Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the helm of a Democratic-controlled House, and he is expected to face fierce resistance to severe proposed cuts on education, health and environmental protections. […]

  • Ethiopian Airlines Crash is Second Disaster Involving Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Months

    ETHIOPIA — For the second time in less than six months, a brand-new Boeing aircraft has crashed just minutes into a flight. All 157 people on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa that crashed on Sunday morning have died, the airline has confirmed. The tragedy follows the Lion Air flight that went down over the Java Sea in late October, killing all 189 people on board. There is no suggestion yet as to what caused the latest disaster, and no evidence […]

  • Iowa Poll: Biden and Sanders Stand Out Among Likely Caucusgoers

    IOWA — The field of Democrats seeking the party’s nomination for president in 2020 is one of the largest the party has seen, but for Iowa’s most likely caucus attendees, two names stand above the rest: former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The latest CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll finds Biden and Sanders near even at 27% and 25% respectively, with no other candidate earning even 10% support. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts (9%) and Sen. Kamala Harris of […]

  • ‘I Can’t Believe I Did This,’ Jayme Closs’ Alleged Kidnapper Writes in Letter From Jail

    WISCONSIN — The man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents reportedly expressed his remorse and detailed his plans for trial in a letter from jail. Nearly two months after his arrest, Jake Patterson sent a letter postmarked February 28 to a journalist for KARE-TV, the station reported Thursday. In the purported letter, the kidnapping suspect talked about his remorse for what he did and said he plans to plead guilty to murder and kidnapping charges during his […]

  • Mother Found Unconscious with Dead Baby, Bottle of Rum in Freezing Car

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A mother faces charges after she was found lying across the center console of her freezing car with a bottle of rum when her dead baby was found, according to court documents, according to WXIN and WISH. Rachel McAfee, 36, faces charges of neglect of a dependent resulting in death. Rachel’s husband, John McAfee, reported his wife and daughter, Emma, missing Monday. Rachel was supposed to drop Emma off at her in-law’s house and then go to a meeting […]

  • Paul Manafort to be Sentenced Thursday; Faces 25 Years in Prison

    A federal judge will sentence Paul Manafort on Thursday for defrauding banks and the government and failing to pay taxes on millions of dollars in income he earned from Ukrainian political consulting — charges that stemmed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The penalty may be steep enough to keep the longtime lobbyist and former Trump campaign chairman in prison for the rest of his life. Prosecutors say that Manafort, 69, deserves […]

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