Day: March 15, 2019

Woman gets life sentence for sitting on, smothering girl

March 15, 2019

PENSACOLA, Fla. – A Florida woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her 9-year-old cousin sitting on her as a form of punishment. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 66-year-old Veronica Green Posey was sentenced Friday after jurors convicted her of first-degree felony murder. Prosecutors say Dericka Lindsay had suffered horrific beatings […]

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Constitution protects giving the finger to police officers, court rules

March 15, 2019

The right to give a police officer the finger is protected by the First Amendment, according to a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.  (iStock) Turns out, the right to give a police officer the finger is protected by the Constitution, a federal appeals court ruled this week. Judge Jeffrey Sutton of […]

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Woman whose 9-year-old daughter was found dead in duffel bag near LA hiking trail likely to face charges: police

March 15, 2019

Trinity Love Jones was identified by her family and police on Sunday as the girl found dead near a hiking trail in Southern California on Tuesday. (L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept.) The California woman whose daughter was found dead in a duffel bag this month near a popular hiking trail was extradited from Texas on Thursday, […]

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Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign workers unionize, team says

March 15, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign team on Friday announced that some of their employees have unionized, a move they labeled as a historic feat. The Democratic White House contender’s team in a news release said the move will make them “the first major party presidential campaign in history to have a unionized workforce.” BERNIE SANDERS HITS HEAD […]

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Gillibrand hits Trump over white nationalism comments: ‘We have to be better than this’

March 15, 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., slammed President Trump on Friday for saying he didn’t think white nationalism was a rising threat across the globe, in the wake of a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques that left 49 dead. “I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson to return to ‘Cosmos’ and ‘StarTalk’ following sexual misconduct investigation

March 15, 2019

Neil deGrasse Tyson is set to return as host of his two shows — “Cosmos” and “StarTalk” — on Fox and National Geographic following the completion of an internal investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations made against him last year. The networks confirmed to Fox News on Friday that, “The investigation is complete, and we are moving forward with […]

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Puerto Ricans to decry austerity, hurricane help at hearing

March 15, 2019

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Hundreds of Puerto Ricans are filling up a coliseum to speak at a first of its kind public hearing held by a group of U.S. legislators visiting the U.S. territory amid complaints about austerity measures and the pace of federal hurricane recovery funds nearly two years after Hurricane Maria hit. […]

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Puerto Rico woman faces life in murder-for-hire of Canadian

March 15, 2019

FILE – This Sept. 24, 2015 file photo shows Aurea Vazquez Rijos, who was accused more than a decade ago of the murder of her wealthy husband, Canadian Adam Anhang, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Vazquez was found guilty of hiring a hit man to kill her husband more than a decade ago has been […]

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NZ mulls security for sports teams after mosque shooting

March 15, 2019

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – On a normal test match morning Hagley Oval in Christchurch would have been a hive of activity. Mowers would be sweeping the broad, green outfield, ground staff making the last, finicky touches to the test match pitch, players going through warmups, reporters and others huddling and discussing prospects for the day. […]

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Felicity Huffman appears to remove social media profiles, parenting website, amid college admissions scandal

March 15, 2019

Felicity Huffman seems to have gone completely offline after she was charged and arrested for her alleged role in a nationwide college admissions scam. The 56-year-old “Desperate Housewives” star has apparently taken down her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles. Her Facebook page is no longer available and her Instagram and Twitter pages, both previously under […]

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Sam Smith says he had liposuction at 12 years old

March 15, 2019

Singer Sam Smith attends the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week (Getty) Sam Smith revealed he got liposuction to help with body-image issues when he was just a kid. “I had liposuction, I was 12 years old,” Smith said in an interview with Jameela Jamil on Friday’s episode of her Instagram series […]

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Washington goes soft | Fox News

March 15, 2019

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: Washington goes soft – Beto O’Rourke, hipster hacker – Trump issues first veto, slaps back at Congress’ rebuke – It’s Mueller time (almost) – Life, liberty and the finger WASHINGTON GOES SOFTThe Irish have a wonderful way to refer to days like this one in […]

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After massacre, Trump downplays white nationalism threat

March 15, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) NEW YORK – President Donald Trump played down any threat posed by racist white nationalism on Friday after the gunman accused of the New Zealand mosque massacre called the president “a symbol of renewed […]

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82-year-old suspect in 1976 shooting arrested in Wisconsin

March 15, 2019

SILVER CLIFF, Wis. – Wisconsin authorities have arrested an 82-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting a young couple 43 years ago. The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office on Friday said DNA evidence links Raymond L. Vannieuwenhoven to the shootings of 25-year-old David Schuldes and 24-year-old Ellen Matheys. They were killed in the town of Silver Cliff […]

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Shooting jury clears officer on 1 count, deadlocks on others

March 15, 2019

MIAMI – A Florida police officer accused of shooting and wounding a severely autistic man’s caretaker, was acquitted on one misdemeanor negligence count Friday and a jury deadlocked on three other charges, including two felonies. A mistrial was declared on those three charges. The six-person jury found North Miami police officer Jonathan Aledda not guilty […]

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Car smashed after it ‘limboed’ under 2 overturned trailers in California: authorities

March 15, 2019

A Honda being driven on a California roadway “limboed” between a pair of overturned trailers, authorities said Friday, causing significant damage to the car including a shattered front window. (California Highway Patrol – Modesto) A Honda being driven on a California roadway “limboed” between a pair of overturned trailers, authorities said Friday, causing significant damage to […]

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Trump was right to veto resolution blocking his national emergency declaration

March 15, 2019

President Trump’s veto Friday of a resolution blocking his declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border showed that he understands he wasn’t elected to appease career politicians in the Senate. He was elected, in part, to secure the southern border and protect American lives. Despite 12 Republican defections in Thursday’s vote to overturn his declaration […]

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Kelsey Grammer says he hopes to bring ‘Frasier’ back, is ‘shopping for the right idea’

March 15, 2019

Actor Kelsey Grammer visits the SiriusXM Studios on August 8, 2018 in New York City. (Getty) If there’s one person who’s hoping for a “Frasier” reboot, it’s Kelsey Grammer. The sitcom star made an appearance on “This Morning” Friday where he discussed his hope for the series to return. KELSEY GRAMMER REFLECTS ON ‘FRASIER’ “Frasier,” […]

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Engineer: Satellite suggests fire caused Venezuela outage

March 15, 2019

72-year-old Elizabeth Guzman Espitia holds a candle in herwindowless room she calls her “little cave” during a blackout in the Santa Cruz of the East neighborhood, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 14, 2019. I’ve never see a crisis like this. It’s the first time,” Espitia said. “It makes me so sad.” Venezuela’s power grid crashed […]

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US and China clash over ‘belt and road’ in Afghan resolution

March 15, 2019

UNITED NATIONS – The United States and China have clashed over Beijing’s $1 trillion “belt and road” infrastructure program after the Security Council unanimously approved a bare bones resolution extending the mandate of the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan for six months. Last year’s resolution extending the mission’s mandate for a year welcomed and urged […]

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Julianne Moore opens up about filming sex scenes: ‘People never have sex the way they do in the movies’

March 15, 2019

Julianne Moore attends “Gloria Bell” Screening (Getty) Over the course of her career, Julianne Moore has made dozens of movies, some of which included filming sex scenes. And according to the Oscar-winner, it’s not as realistic as some fans may think. JULIANNE MOORE REVEALS DIRECTOR FIRED HER FROM ROLE THAT EVENTUALLY WENT TO MELISSA MCCARTHY “People never have sex […]

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World leaders including Trump angered by New Zealand violence

March 15, 2019

Leaders around the world have expressed disgust and sorrow at the killing of 49 people in New Zealand mosques, while some also expressed anger at what they described as the demonization of Muslims that fueled such attacks. Western leaders including President Trump, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel all expressed solidarity […]

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51 victims of Larry Nassar’s sexual assault sue USOC over abuse claims

March 15, 2019

The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) is being sued by 51 victims of disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar because the committee allegedly failed to prevent the sexual assault. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Denver. It details Nassar’s abuse from as far back as the late 1990s with one victim as young […]

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Alleged California killer busted in 1990s in unrelated case

March 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The man suspected of being a notorious California serial killer who eluded capture for decades had been arrested by Sacramento police in the 1990s, years before he was connected to the killings, a newspaper reported Friday. Joseph DeAngelo, now in jail as the suspected “Golden State Killer,” was arrested in a 1996 […]

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The Latest: Jury deadlocked on officer who shot caretaker

March 15, 2019

MIAMI – The Latest on a police officer accused of shooting and wounding a severely man’s caretaker (all times local): 5 p.m. A jury is deadlocked on three charges against a Florida police officer accused of shooting and wounding a severely autistic man’s caretaker. The officer was acquitted on one misdemeanor count. The Miami Herald […]

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3 Kansas students credited with rescuing boy in Florida

March 15, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Three University of Kansas fraternity brothers on a spring break trip to Florida are credited with rescuing a young boy from a riptide. The Kansas City Star reports that Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers Jared Cox, of Overland Park; Connor Churchill, of Olathe; and Cole Firmature, of Omaha, Nebraska, went to a […]

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Former boyfriend of burned woman fatally shot

March 15, 2019

COURTLAND, Miss. – Mississippi authorities say someone fatally shot the former boyfriend of a Mississippi woman who was burned to death, and investigators are questioning a suspect. Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby tells news outlets 33-year-old Travis Sanford was killed Friday at a home in Courtland. District Attorney John Champion confirms that Sanford was Jessica […]

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Nicaragua releases 50 opposition prisoners amid negotiations

March 15, 2019

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaragua’s government said Friday it has released 50 opposition prisoners and placed them under a form of house arrest. The Interior Department said Friday the prisoners face charges of crimes against “the common security” or “public peace.” The release was an apparent bow to a demand by the opposition Civic Alliance for […]

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Russia and US spar over South Sudan peace agreement

March 15, 2019

UNITED NATIONS – The Security Council has extended the mandate of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan by a vote of 14-0 with Russia abstaining to protest the resolution’s failure to welcome September’s peace agreement. Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador Dmitry Polyansky clearly aimed Moscow’s anger at the United States, among others. He noted “progress” […]

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Federal court panel dismisses appeals over Justice Kavanaugh misconduct complaints

March 15, 2019

A federal court panel has dismissed 20 legal appeals involving misconduct complaints lodged against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals’ Judicial Council had been asked to look into 83 initial complaints filed against Kavanaugh, during his 12-year service on the DC-based federal appeals court. They were filed around the […]

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