Month: April 2019

The Latest: Lawyer tries shifting blame for warehouse fire

April 30, 2019

FILE – In this July 3, 2018, file photo, attorneys Tony Serra, center, and Brian Getz, right, representing Derick Almena, speak to reporters at a courthouse in Oakland, Calif. More than two years after 36 people died in the fire, Almena and Max Harris, the two men who face charges of involuntary manslaughter, will stand […]

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Tennessee spikes bill allowing LGBT adoption refusals

April 30, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee lawmakers have spiked a proposal that would have allowed faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to place children with gay parents and other families because of their religious beliefs. Senate lawmakers were scheduled to debate the bill Tuesday. However, at the last minute, the sponsor quietly asked for the proposal to be […]

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The Latest: Father: Cop’s conviction caps ‘painful journey’

April 30, 2019

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks through the elevator lobby of the Hennepin County Government Center with his legal team in Minneapolis on Friday, April 26, 2019. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP) MINNEAPOLIS – The Latest on the trial of a Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the 2017 shooting of […]

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Walter Russell Mead: Trump takes aim at Venezuela and Cuba

April 30, 2019

As Washington and Moscow face off over Venezuela, the Caribbean has become a focal point for global politics for the first time since the Cold War. The U.S. and its allies have recognized Juan Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela and demanded that Nicolás Maduro step aside, doubling down on sanctions against the dictator […]

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California college disinvites US Border Patrol from job fair citing possible ‘distress and concern’

April 30, 2019

A California college disinvited U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) from a jobs fair on Tuesday, arguing that the agency’s presence would cause “distress and concern” to what is an “already vulnerable population.” Acting San Jose City College President Elizabeth Pratt sent out an email to the school community on Monday announcing that the administration […]

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Paulina Porizkova, 54, ‘gulped’ when asked to pose for Sports Illustrated without ‘any retouching’

April 30, 2019

Paulina Porizkova isn’t a stranger in front of the camera, but her latest photoshoot for Sports Illustrated had the veteran model nervous. The 54-year-old is featured in the upcoming 2019 swimsuit issue and is completely unretouched. Porizkova admitted on “Good Morning America” that when she first heard what the magazine’s plan was she was scared to do it, but […]

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7 killed in Tennessee had multiple blunt force injuries

April 30, 2019

FILE – This undated booking file photo provided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Michael Cummins. Court records show Michael Cummins was convicted and released on probation repeatedly in the two years leading up to the discovery of the bodies over the weekend at two homes in rural Sumner County. Law enforcement agents arrested […]

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Baylor women’s basketball star apparently mocks White House’s fast food spread

April 30, 2019

President Trump welcomed Baylor University’s Lady Bears to the White House on Monday to celebrate their 2019 NCAA Division I Championship win over burgers, fries, pizza and more, and it didn’t stop top player Kalani Brown from poking fun at the food. Brown, a Baylor senior who was drafted in the first round with the seventh […]

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Mountain lion found dead in Santa Monica Mountains may have been poisoned, researchers say

April 30, 2019

A mountain lion that was found dead in California last month had rat poison in its system, officials said Tuesday. The animal, dubbed P-47, was found dead on March 21 in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the National Park Service said. Mountain lion P-47, found dead in California last month, may have died from […]

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Minneapolis officer convicted of murder in 911 caller death

April 30, 2019

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks through the elevator lobby of the Hennepin County Government Center with his legal team in Minneapolis on Friday, April 26, 2019. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP) MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis police officer was convicted of murder Tuesday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who approached his […]

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Doug Schoen: Trump, Pelosi and Schumer show bipartisanship possible on $2 trillion infrastructure plan

April 30, 2019

We saw a rare and welcome display of bipartisanship Tuesday when the top Democrats in Congress emerged from a meeting with President Trump to announce the president had agreed on the need to invest $2 trillion to repair and upgrade the nation’s roads, bridges, railroads and broadband. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate […]

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Watters on Beto’s climate plan: He’s a ‘scam artist’ who feels guilty about America’s economic success

April 30, 2019

“The Five” co-host Jesse Watters had some tough words for 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke after the former Texas representative proposed a $5 trillion climate change plan alongside the claim that the United States only had 10 years left to address the issue. “If someone calls you on the phone and says you’re going to die in ten […]

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UN envoy optimistic of Syria constitution committee soon

April 30, 2019

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. special envoy for Syria says he is “optimistic” an agreement can be reached on the long-sought formation of a committee to draft a new constitution for the war-torn country so it can meet this summer. Geir Pederson told reporters Tuesday after briefing the Security Council that he bases his optimism […]

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UNCC warns of ‘assailant’ on campus; 3 reportedly shot

April 30, 2019

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte was on lockdown Tuesday as officials warned of an “active assailant.” The campus was locked down around 6 p.m. and the university advised those in the area to “remain in a safe location.” Aerial shot at UNC of the campus bell tower and football stadium. The school’s Office of […]

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell lands all-time series, HBO viewership high

April 30, 2019

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of the third episode of Game of Thrones’ Season 8 that aired April 28. UPDATED, 8:34 AM: The linear numbers for “Games of Thrones‘” hand-to-hand- and sword-to-sword-filled “The Long Night” episode Sunday scored the second best numbers for the series on HBO ever. With HBOGo and HBO Now numbers added in, the third episode […]

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Alleged car thief caught on video taking vehicle while woman is vacuuming inside

April 30, 2019

Police in Oklahoma are searching for a “brazen” suspect who was caught on video allegedly stealing a woman’s vehicle while she was cleaning it at the car wash. Surveillance footage released by the Tulsa Police Department showed the encounter at Freedom Express Car Wash around 7:15 a.m. on March 24. A woman was vacuuming her […]

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Former Minneapolis police officer found guilty in 2017 death of unarmed woman shot after calling 911

April 30, 2019

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor was found guilty by a jury on Tuesday in the 2017 death of Justine Damond, an unarmed woman who was fatally shot shortly after she called 911 to report a possible rape. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Source link

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Maduro was ‘ready’ to leave Venezuela before Russia convinced him to stay, Pompeo tells Fox News

April 30, 2019

The U.S. has learned Venezuela’s disputed President Nicolas Maduro was “ready” to leave the country amid protest violence and calls for his ouster — until Russia convinced him to stay, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Tuesday night. This is a developing story; please check back for updates. Source link

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Clyburn says he doesn’t support military intervention in Venezuela ‘at this moment,’ Mueller report is a ‘roadmap’

April 30, 2019

House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., said Tuesday on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” that he doesn’t support military intervention in Venezuela “at this moment” as tensions flare. “I think that we have to help them out. I would hope that we would try to do what we can to influence the government down there to do right by […]

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Barr to face Dem grilling in first Senate hearing since Mueller report release

April 30, 2019

Senate Democrats are expected to grill Attorney General William Barr in a dramatic and explosive hearing on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. ET, as he faces lawmakers’ questions for the first time since releasing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report amid accusations he sought to present the investigation’s findings in President Trump’s favor. Setting the tone, a […]

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Fisherman catches massive tiger shark off Florida coast: ‘Never seen anything like it’

April 30, 2019

A fisherman known for wrangling sharks caught a massive tiger shark off Florida’s coast on Monday, which he said was his “biggest shark ever.” Elliot Sudal was fishing off the coast of Captiva, Fla., when he caught the 13-foot tiger shark. According to an Instagram post, the shark was almost 7 feet in diameter. FLORIDA’S […]

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The Latest: 7 Tennessee victims died of blunt force injuries

April 30, 2019

FILE – This undated booking file photo provided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Michael Cummins. Court records show Michael Cummins was convicted and released on probation repeatedly in the two years leading up to the discovery of the bodies over the weekend at two homes in rural Sumner County. Law enforcement agents arrested […]

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Jury reaches verdict in officer’s trial for 911 caller death

April 30, 2019

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks through the elevator lobby of the Hennepin County Government Center with his legal team in Minneapolis on Friday, April 26, 2019. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP) MINNEAPOLIS – Jurors reached a verdict Tuesday in the trial of a Minneapolis police officer charged in the fatal shooting of an […]

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Sea lion ‘in distress’ rescued in California, receives police escort in cute photos

April 30, 2019

A sea lion received a police escort to receive treatment on Tuesday after California Highway Patrol received a call that it was “in distress.” Around 8:30 a.m, Officer Pereira received a call about the mammal northbound on U.S. Route 101, just south of the South San Francisco exit, the San Francisco branch of the agency wrote […]

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Venezuela’s UN ambassador: ‘foreign powers’ like Trump trying to destabilize legitimate government

April 30, 2019

Samuel Moncada, the U.N. ambassador for Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro’s government, claimed Tuesday that foreign interventions are the reason for his country’s current destabilization. “We need to stop the criminals,” he told reporters at the United Nations, calling out especially President Trump for his “criminal action.” “Stop Trump,” Moncada said. He also said the attempted military uprising in Venezuela […]

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Trump threatens Cuba with ‘full and complete’ embargo, ‘highest-level sanctions,’ citing Venezuela role

April 30, 2019

As Venezuela plunged into a dramatic televised scene of chaos and violence on Tuesday, President Trump warned he would impose a “full and complete embargo” and sanctions on Cuba if its troops do not cease operations in the ravaged South American nation. National Security Adviser John Bolton alleged earlier Tuesday that Cuban troops were keeping […]

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Helena Christensen, 50, responds to fashion editor who said she’s ‘too old’ to wear a bustier

April 30, 2019

Helena Christensen has a message for a former fashion editor who recently said the 50-year-old model is “too old” to wear a bustier. On Tuesday, Christensen went on Instagram to share a photo of herself posing alongside two pals and proudly wearing the same form-fitting black garment that became the subject of an online article over the weekend. “Let’s […]

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Rep. Steube: AG Barr ‘certainly not fearful’ to testify on Capitol Hill

April 30, 2019

House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Greg Steube said Attorney General William Barr is “certainly not fearful” about testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. However, he did not mention speculation that Barr may not testify before the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Steube, R-Fla., made the comments on “Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner” on Tuesday, the day before […]

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The Latest: Jury reaches verdict for Minneapolis cop

April 30, 2019

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks through the elevator lobby of the Hennepin County Government Center with his legal team in Minneapolis on Friday, April 26, 2019. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP) MINNEAPOLIS – The Latest on the trial of a Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the 2017 shooting of […]

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Man suspected of killing 7 had multiple probation violations

April 30, 2019

FILE – This undated booking file photo provided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Michael Cummins. Court records show Michael Cummins was convicted and released on probation repeatedly in the two years leading up to the discovery of the bodies over the weekend at two homes in rural Sumner County. Law enforcement agents arrested […]

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