Month: February 2019

Double amputee shoots doctor, ER staff member at Florida VA medical center

February 28, 2019

Larry Ray Bon, 59, was charged with forcibly assaulting and inflicting bodily injury on a federal employee who was engaged in officials duties after officials say the opened fire in the emergency room of the VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach at approximately 6:30 p.m. and injured two people, according to an affidavit from the […]

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The Latest: Minnesota cop renewed license after charges

February 28, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS – The Latest on the case of a former Minneapolis police officer facing trail in the 2017 death of an Australian woman (all times local): 5:05 p.m. A former Minneapolis police officer who’s facing trial in the 2017 death of an Australian woman renewed his state policing license three days after he was charged. […]

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Abby Lee Miller shares video of herself getting ‘back to dancing’

February 28, 2019

Being able to dance appears to be closer than ever for “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller following. (Getty) Being able to dance appears to be closer than ever for “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller following. Nearly a year after Miller received a diagnosis for a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, she took to Instagram […]

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Mexico’s National Guard proposal goes to state legislatures

February 28, 2019

FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives a press conference in Mexico City. Lopez Obrador said Thursday, Feb. 28, that wages should rise “but we shouldn’t create an atmosphere of labor instability.” He is now trying to close the Pandora’s box of wage demands he helped […]

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The Latest: Texas jury acquits ex-Baylor football player

February 28, 2019

FILE – In this March 16, 2016, file photo, Shawn Oakman pauses during drills for NFL scouts at Baylor’s Pro Day football workout in Waco, Texas. Prosecutors in Texas have rested their case in the trial of the former Baylor University football player accused of raping another student in 2016. The prosecution rested Thursday, Feb. […]

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Young adult novel pulled amid online criticisms

February 28, 2019

NEW YORK – The author of a debut young adult novel has pulled his book amid criticism of how it portrayed the Kosovo War of the late 1990s. Kosoko Jackson tweeted Thursday that he had asked his publisher to withdraw “A Place for Wolves,” scheduled for release in March. Jackson’s book was set during a […]

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Maine bear cub that was abandoned is doing well

February 28, 2019

EDINGBURG, Maine – A Maine wildlife biologist said one of three bear cubs that nearly froze to death is doing well after being placed with a surrogate den. The Bangor Daily News documented Randy Cross as he checked on the cub Wednesday. He easily recognized the young bruin because of signs of frostbite on the […]

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Diamond and Silk bring CPAC to its feet with fiery address on socialism, Dems in Congress

February 28, 2019

Diamond and Silk unloaded a chorus of attacks on socialism, the Green New Deal, anti-Israel politicians and race-baiting hate-crime hoaxes in a fiery tandem address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, prompting some of the biggest standing ovations and loudest chants of the day. CPAC, held in National Harbor, Maryland, offered opportunities throughout the day for prominent Republicans […]

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Netflix to reboot ‘Baby-Sitters Club’ as live-action series: report

February 28, 2019

Netflix has put out a straight-to-series order for live-action dramedy “The Baby-Sitters Club,” based on the iconic Ann M. Martin book series, Variety has learned. The books were previously adapted for TV in 1990 for a one season run on HBO, and Netflix says the new show will be a contemporary take on the original books. “The Baby-Sitters Club” centers […]

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Jana Kramer opens up about miscarriages: ‘I felt like I failed as a woman, and as a wife’

February 28, 2019

Jana Kramer is opening up about her miscarriages. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Jana Kramer is opening up about her miscarriages and struggles with in vitro fertilization. In an emotional Instagram post on Thursday, the country singer revealed that a year ago today she received heartbreaking news. “A year ago today, I got the news that I […]

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Sully, George H.W. Bush’s service dog, joins program at Walter Reed

February 28, 2019

Sully, the ever-faithful service dog to former President George H.W. Bush, was tapped on Wednesday for his new role at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Officials at the Maryland facility welcomed Sully to their dog program, which seeks to aid wounded veterans. The 2-year-old pooch was read a “personalized oath of enlistment” during the event, […]

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Wisconsin man faces 11th drunken driving charge

February 28, 2019

OCONTO, Wis. – A Wisconsin man is facing his 11th drunken driving charge. Sixty-six-year-old Douglas Kluth of Green Bay was arrested early Wednesday in Oconto County. Authorities allege he had an open beer on the center console of his car. Officials say the State Patrol was helping with traffic when Kluth parked his vehicle and […]

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Venezuela’s Guaido plans to go home despite safety concerns

February 28, 2019

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela is waiting for Guaido. The man who would be paramount leader of a country in upheaval is on the move. He heads to Paraguay on Friday after lobbying in Brazil for international pressure on the government back home and coordinating a failed attempt to deliver aid across the Colombian border to […]

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Tesla announces $35,000 Model 3

February 28, 2019

Tesla opened up the order books for the long-promised $35,000 version of its Model 3 on Thursday, nearly three years after customers started placing the first reservations for the compact sedan. The new Standard model has a range of 220 miles per charge, while a Standard Range Plus version will also be offered with 240 […]

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Trump wrongly says Islamic State holds no land in Syria

February 28, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks to service members at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska., during a refueling stop as he returns from Hanoi. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump asserted on Thursday that the Islamic State group has lost 100 percent of the territory it once controlled in Syria, […]

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Huge spider drags opossum across Amazon rainforest floor in haunting footage

February 28, 2019

A dinner plate-sized tarantula with a big appetite preyed on a young opossum during a recent hunt in the Amazon rainforest — and the horrifying encounter was caught on tape. Biologists at the University of Michigan (U of M) studied rare predator-prey interactions, particularly between arthropods and small vertebrates, over the course of a few years […]

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The Art of the Walk? Summit collapse and Trump’s diplomacy

February 28, 2019

HANOI, Vietnam – President Donald Trump framed the breakdown of his nuclear summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as wisely knowing when “to walk.” But the stunning collapse revealed the limits of his unique brand of personal diplomacy and raised concerns about future efforts to disarm a global threat. Eyeing the history books and […]

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Massachusetts man sent OkCupid CEO threatening letters, prosecutors say

February 28, 2019

Liam MacLeod, 47, was arrested for allegedly threatening the CEO of OkCupid in 2017.  (iStock) A Massachusetts man was arrested for allegedly threatening the CEO of OkCupid for seemingly banning him from the popular dating website, prosecutors claimed. Liam MacLeod, 47, was taken into custody on Thursday after he sent nine letters — one of which included […]

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Meadows, Tlaib embrace on House floor after clash over race during Cohen hearing

February 28, 2019

Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., appeared to put their differences aside on the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday, one day after they clashed bitterly over race during the late stages of Michael Cohen’s appearance before the House Oversight Committee. Meadows approached Tlaib and offered a hand as the House was […]

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Cory Booker, other 2020 Dem presidential hopefuls introduce federal marijuana legalization bill

February 28, 2019

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker introduced legislation to end the federal prohibition of marijuana on Thursday,  joined by a series of other announced and potential Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls including Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris. Harris’ support seemingly cemented her full-scale reversal on the issue. In 2010, Harris was among a handful of lawmakers — including then-Gov. […]

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Trump claims 100% of IS land liberated in Syria

February 28, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks to service members at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska., during a refueling stop as he returns from Hanoi. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump asserted on Thursday that the Islamic State group has lost 100 percent of the territory it once controlled in Syria, […]

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FBN host Charles Payne takes tough Twitter stance on Lynne Patton ‘racist prop’ controversy

February 28, 2019

Fox Business’ Charles Payne, host of “Making Money with Charles Payne,” offered his Twitter followers a nuanced take on a controversial moment during the Michael Cohen hearing Wednesday in front of the House Oversight Committee. COHEN LOBS BOMBS AT TRUMP During the hearing, Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. and Mark Meadows, R-N.C., clashed over the presence of a longtime Trump aide […]

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David Arquette suffered heart attack before 2018 return to wrestling, sister Patricia reveals

February 28, 2019

Patricia Arquette has revealed that her younger brother David Arquette suffered a heart attack before his return to wrestling in 2018. “He was the world champion of wrestling many, many years ago, so this is a revival of his wrestling career,” Patricia told Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday. “He started wrestling again and it is scary. I mean, he’s […]

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Texas jury deliberates in trial of ex-Baylor football player

February 28, 2019

FILE – In this March 16, 2016, file photo, Shawn Oakman pauses during drills for NFL scouts at Baylor’s Pro Day football workout in Waco, Texas. Prosecutors in Texas have rested their case in the trial of the former Baylor University football player accused of raping another student in 2016. The prosecution rested Thursday, Feb. […]

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Texas school changes dress code to battle teen vaping epidemic

February 28, 2019

FDA targets teens in new anti-vaping campaign On ‘The Daily Briefing,’ FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the FDA sees clear signs that youth e-cigarette use has reached an epidemic proportion. Gottlieb also addresses how the FDA is fighting opioid addiction. A school district in Channing, Texas, is updating its student dress code to combat the […]

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Ben Carson warns ‘morality of our society’ at stake in abortion debate

February 28, 2019

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Ben Carson, in an interview with Fox News on the sidelines of the Conservative Political Action Conference, warned Thursday that the “morality of our society” is at stake in the abortion debate that has surged back onto the floors of state legislatures and Congress. Speaking to Fox News moments after addressing […]

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Limited Trump-Kim nuke deal possible — War could kill millions

February 28, 2019

The collapse of the summit between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un without an agreement moving the North closer to denuclearization undoubtedly is a big disappointment for the U.S. president. Trump – who has long claimed to be a master negotiator – has invested a considerable amount of personal capital, time and […]

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California astrophotographer creates colorful Moon image using pieces of 150,000 photos

February 28, 2019

An astrophotographer in Sacramento, Calif., took advantage of the February supermoon to create a stunning image. (iStock) An astrophotographer in Sacramento, California, took advantage of the February supermoon to create a stunning image. Andrew McCarthy extracted “color data” from 150,000 images he took of Moon on Feb. 19 — the day of the supermoon — to create a colorful […]

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Ohio mom diagnosed with colon cancer 6 months after giving birth

February 28, 2019

An Ohio woman says she was diagnosed with colon cancer just six months after she gave birth to her daughter. (iStock) An Avon, Ohio woman says she was diagnosed with colon cancer just six months after she gave birth to her daughter. Now, she’s urging others to get screened early. Clarissa Sobolewski, 41, experienced rectal […]

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‘Morning Joe’ mainstay claims Trump could start a civil war: ‘I’m not speaking hyperbole’

February 28, 2019

“Morning Joe” contributor Donny Deutsch feels President Trump could start a civil war if he loses in 2020. (REUTERS) MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” regular Donny Deutsch declared Thursday that President Trump is capable of starting a civil war before warning, “I’m not speaking hyperbole.” The morning show panel was discussing comments made by Trump’s former attorney Michael […]

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