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  • President Trump reinstates ban on transgender serving in US military

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to reinstate the ban of transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity” in the US armed forces. The decision reversed a policy initially approved by the Defense Department under President Barack Obama, which was still under final review, that would allow transgender individuals to openly serve in the military. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced last month that he was delaying enactment of the plan to begin allowing transgender individuals […]

  • Frank Sinatra’s wife Barbara dies at 90

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Barbara Sinatra, philanthropist and wife of the legendary singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at 90 years old. John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, told CNN Sinatra died of natural causes. She was surrounded by family and friends at her home in Rancho Mirage, California. The former model and Las Vegas showgirl married Sinatra in 1976 and was the last of his four wives. The couple were married for 22 years when the […]

  • Chainsaw attacker on the loose after injuring 5 in Switzerland

    SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland – A man wielding a chainsaw in northern Switzerland has injured several people, including two seriously, in what police say is an ongoing situation. Police have said they do not believe the attack is terrorism related but warned the public that the man is at large and “dangerous.” The attack happened after 10:30 a.m. local time (3:30 a.m. CST) in the historic town of Schaffhausen near the country’s northern border with Germany. Police described the attacker as around […]

  • 10th person dies in San Antonio migrant smuggling, driver due in court today

    SAN ANTONIO – A 10th person who was found in an overheated tractor-trailer in San Antonio has died, the US attorney for the Western District of Texas said Monday. Eight people were found dead inside the semi truck early Sunday morning. Since then, two people who were hospitalized have died. The driver of the tractor-trailer turned deadly transporter for undocumented migrants is due to face criminal charges in a Texas court Monday in what police are calling a human trafficking crime. […]

  • 8 dead, 30 hurt in horrific San Antonio smuggling case

    SAN ANTONIO — Horror as the bodies of eight people, including two young children, are found inside a Texas Walmart parking lot. A phone call from a Walmart employee led to the discovery of eight bodies and 30 people severely injured in the back of a tractor-trailer in Texas early Sunday, authorities said. “We are looking at a human-trafficking crime here,” San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said. The employee told authorities the trailer was parked at a Walmart lot […]

  • ‘Home Alone’ dad John Heard found dead

    Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the “Home Alone” movies, has died, the Santa Clara County, California, medical examiner’s office said. The medical examiner’s office said the actor was 71, but other reports list his age as 72. He died Friday. While his role as Peter McCallister endeared him to generations of moviegoers in a singular way, Heard had a versatile and prolific career on stage as well as in movies and television. Heard was a […]

  • Sean Spicer resigns as White House Press Secretary

    WASHINGTON – White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday morning, capping off a rollercoaster six-month tenure as the chief spokesman for an administration besieged by a steady drumbeat of controversy. “It’s been an honor & a privilege to serve @POTUS @realDonaldTrump & this amazing country. I will continue my service through August,” Spicer tweeted. Spicer’s resignation came after New York financier and former Trump campaign fundraiser Anthony Scaramucci accepted the position as White House communications director, a move Spicer adamantly […]

  • O.J. Simpson granted parole – what happens now

    LOVELOCK, Nev. – A Nevada parole board has granted O.J. Simpson parole after the former NFL star apologized, said he was a model prisoner, and promised that he’d have no conflicts if released. “I’ve done my time,” he said. “I’ve done it as well and as respectfully as I think anyone can.” Simpson has served nine years of a nine-to-33-year sentence for an armed robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas in 2007. He is expected to be released as early as […]

  • Austin police seize 75 pounds of liquid meth in cleaning jugs

    AUSTIN – A Texas woman faces federal drug trafficking charges after police seized 75 pounds of liquid crystal methamphetamine worth $2 million inside her vehicle, according to the Austin Police Department. The 23-year-old woman from Laredo was stopped for speeding after 11 p.m. on Highway 35 in Austin last week, and officers became suspicious of her during their interaction, APD said in a statement released on Wednesday. Austin Police estimates the street value of the liquid crystal meth at approximately […]

  • Body Camera video allegedly shows Baltimore cop planting evidence

    BALTIMORE, Md. – New video casts a glaring light on Baltimore Police practices as the department and city grapple with a distrustful public and record-setting violent crime. The video reportedly shows what happened during what might otherwise have been a typical drug bust on January 24, 2017. Released by the Office of the Public Defender, the video purports to show a Baltimore police officer planting evidence at the scene of a drug arrest. The Baltimore Police Department has now launched an […]