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  • Special counsel Robert Mueller ends investigation, delivers report to attorney general

    Special counsel Robert Mueller ends investigation Robert Mueller is done. After a 22-month investigation, charges against 37 defendants, seven guilty pleas and one conviction at trial, the Justice Department announced Friday that the special counsel’s office has wrapped up its probe into Russian election interference, possible Trump campaign collusion with Moscow and obstruction of justice. There will be no further indictments from the special counsel, a senior Justice Department official said. The Justice Department informed lawmakers in a brief letter […]

  • White House again claims defeat of ISIS caliphate in Syria as fighting continues

    The White House announced Friday that the ISIS caliphate in Syria has been 100% defeated, but CNN’s team on the ground reported that US-backed forces are still working to clear final pockets of fighters holed up in tunnels alongside the now-cleared village of Baghouz, the group’s last stronghold. Press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan had briefed President Donald Trump on the development as he flew to Florida on Friday and additional information would “soon” […]

  • Harrowing scenes after Cyclone Idai with inland ocean visible from outer space

    As many as “300 to 400” bodies line the banks of a road out of the city of Beira in Mozambique, according to an eyewitness account, and flood waters have formed an inland ocean that is visible from outer space. The harrowing scene, described by Zimbabwean Graham Taylor, suggests that the human toll of Cyclone Idai is likely to far exceed official estimates. It follows reports from aid agencies on the ground detailing how entire villages and towns have been […]

  • Roseanne, who? ‘The Conners’ renewed for Season 2

    “The Conners” are sticking around. The “Roseanne” spin-off on Friday officially received a second season order from ABC, a move that was not unexpected. Despite the controversy that led to its creation, “The Conners” was a solid performer for ABC in its freshman season, averaging 9.5 million viewers and coming in as the season’s No. 1 new comedy. “We are proud to be continuing the story of the iconic Conners family,” Karey Burke, president ABC Entertainment, said in a statement. […]

  • Disney closes $71 billion deal with Fox

    Like any marriage, Disney and Fox will have to figure out how to mesh what each brings to their new union. It’s just that the corporate wedding of Mickey Mouse’s sprawling media empire and the entertainment assets that were built under Rupert Murdoch have $71 billion worth of stuff to combine. The long-gestating acquisition officially closes March 20, and in the process reshapes two of Hollywood’s major studios. The assets that Murdoch keeps provide a leaner, more focused entity built […]

  • As mumps outbreak grows at Temple University, there’s a ‘strong recommendation’ for vaccine

    Temple University in Philadelphia has reported 74 cases of mumps in an outbreak that began last month, according to a notification sent to the university community on Thursday. Mark Denys, director of student and employee health services, said 15 of those cases are confirmed and 59 are probable. Forty-six of those cases have been identified in the last eight days. The university said it is working with the local health department to contain the outbreak. Mumps is a vaccine-preventable disease […]

  • Googling ‘Florida man’ is the latest internet fad. Have you done it?

    Florida has earned a reputation for being home to some colorful characters — most notably the “Florida man.” He isn’t actually a single person but rather a trope of all the Florida men who’ve made headlines for doing something … unusual. And he’s now starring in the latest internet fad: the “Florida man” challenge, in which you Google “Florida man” and your birthday to see what crazy news story from the state pops up. From botched robberies to deadly cockroach-eating […]

  • Pompeo agrees it’s possible God raised Trump to protect Israel from Iranian aggression

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed with a suggestion posed in an interview Thursday that it’s possible God raised Donald Trump to be President in order to protect Israel from Iran. In an interview in Jerusalem, the Christian Broadcast Network’s Chris Mitchell asked Pompeo, “could it be that President Trump right now has been sort of raised for such a time as this, just like Queen Esther, to help save the Jewish people from the Iranian menace?” Esther is the […]

  • More US school-age children die from guns than on-duty US police or global military fatalities, study finds

    Gun deaths of school-age children in the United States have increased at an alarming rate, with 38,942 fatalities among 5- to 18-year-olds from 1999 to 2017, according to a new study by Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine. Indeed, spikes in gun deaths over the past decade amount to epidemics, researchers said. “It is sobering that in 2017, there were 144 police officers who died in the line of duty and about 1,000 active duty military throughout the world […]

  • Iowa Republican Steve King slams Hurricane Katrina disaster victims

    Republican Rep. Steve King, who has a lengthy history of incendiary comments related to race, favorably compared the response of his Iowan constituents, who are majority white, to recent severe flooding to the residents of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, who were majority black. Speaking at a town hall in his district Thursday, King suggested that Hurricane Katrina disaster victims were asking for government assistance after the deadly storm hit, pushing a racial stereotype. “Here’s what FEMA […]

  • 15-year-old’s family says his friends created plan to murder him

    Albuquerque (KOAT) — Bernalillo County sheriff deputies have arrested two brothers and another teen in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old Albuquerque boy. Deputies say Alex Wilson, 17, Russell Spencer, 17, and Scott Spencer, 19, have all been arrested and charged with kidnapping and murdering Evyn Scott. Scott’s family says he was friends with both Wilson and Scott Spencer, but recently had a big falling out with Russell Spencer. But the attack wasn’t something Scott saw coming. In fact, […]

  • Mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty

    The Florida man accused of sending mail bombs to CNN offices and prominent Democrats pleaded guilty Thursday in a New York federal court. Cesar Sayoc pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including using weapons of mass destruction. He was initially indicted on federal charges in November after more than a dozen mail bombs were sent to CNN, former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other Democratic politicians like Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. None of the […]

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