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  • Supreme Court to hear case related to census citizenship question

    The US Supreme Court said on Friday that it will take up a case related to the decision to include a question about citizenship on the next census. The justices will review whether challengers can introduce evidence outside of the official record, beyond what the government based its decision on, including the testimony of a senior Justice Department official. A key issue in the case is whether challengers can depose Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who has jurisdiction over the census. […]

  • Bungled court filing cites charges against Assange

    A garden-variety court filing has mistakenly revealed US government efforts to criminally charge Julian Assange in an embarrassing episode for federal prosecutors in their nearly decade-long battle with the WikiLeaks founder. In a court filing unsealed last week, prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia included two explicit references to charges against Assange while asking a judge to keep a case about coercion and enticement of a minor under wraps. “Another procedure short of sealing will not adequately protect the […]

  • Trump legal team balks at Mueller’s questions on post-2016 election activity

    President Donald Trump and his legal team have taken issue with some of the questions from special counsel Robert Mueller that cover the transition period after the 2016 election, believing it could be off limits under executive privilege as they pertain to the presidency, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. The source would not explicitly say whether the President answered those questions other than to say that there are “responses” to all of the questions that were asked. […]

  • How a $367,000 GoFundMe scam started with $20 and a good story — but slowly unraveled

    Janine McClenny was touched when the story of a homeless man who gave the last of his money to a young woman stranded on the interstate came across her newsfeed. “It tugged at my heartstrings,” McClenny told CNN. Fortunately for everyone moved by the story, the woman and her boyfriend — Kate McClure and Mark D’Amico — started a GoFundMe campaign to repay Johnny Bobbitt Jr. many times over. He gave $20 to the stranded woman. McClenny gave $20 to […]

  • John Lennon’s killer says he feels shame as he’s denied parole again

    John Lennon’s killer expressed his remorse and contrition for killing the legendary singer almost three decades ago. “As each year goes by, I feel more and more shame,” Mark David Chapman told a New York parole board on August 22. A redacted transcript of the parole hearing was released this week by New York prison officials. Chapman, 63, is serving 20 years to life for second-degree murder. He was denied parole once again, and will remain behind bars for at […]

  • Lawsuit: ‘Predatory’ Dartmouth professors plied students with alcohol and raped them

    Three former Dartmouth College professors turned the school’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences into a “21st Century Animal House,” where female students were subjected to rape and sexual harassment, a federal lawsuit alleges. Tenured professors Todd Heatherton, William Kelley, and Paul Whalen treated women as sex objects, the lawsuit from seven women claims. The men, who no longer are allowed on campus, coerced them into drinking and made the women feel as if their success depended on their willingness […]

  • Snowstorm slams Eastern US, killing 8 and knocking out power

    A strong wintry storm still was dumping snow Friday in far northern New England after creating traffic havoc that claimed at least eight lives across the country’s eastern half and knocked out power for tens of thousands of people. A mix of rain, snow and ice that initially hit the Midwest caused headaches from the South to the Northeast, leaving up to a foot of snow in some parts of the latter and widespread freezing rain and ice accumulations elsewhere. […]

  • Firm that worked for Facebook tried to plant story alleging liberal bias at Apple News

    The conservative public affairs firm that worked for Facebook, and spread opposition research about the social media company’s critics and competitors, tried to get at least one journalist to do a story suggesting that the editors of Apple’s news application were biased against Republicans. The firm provided little evidence to back up its claim. The Apple News app is preloaded onto all new iPhones; millions of users access news on it every day. Apple employs editors who curate some of […]

  • Police deliver groceries to young mother who sought help on social media

    Roeland Park, KS – Police offered some early holiday help for a young mother who used social media seeking assistance. Roeland Park officers found a post on Craigslist Friday morning from the mother of two who lives in Roeland Park asking for help to provide food to her and her 2-year-old and 3-week-old children. After a few e-mails between the mother requesting the assistance and Police Chief John Morris, the Roeland Park Police Department went into full throttle to help. […]

  • Hundreds still missing in California’s Camp Fire. Their families cling to hope

    Hundreds of people are missing in California’s Camp Fire. With each day that goes by, their families refuse to let hope wane. Sol Bechtold drove three hours to Butte County just to provide police with a DNA sample. “I will do anything to find my mother,” he told CNN shortly after he walked out of the sheriff’s station. “I realize the outcome I pray for may not be the one I ultimately get.” Bechtold normally speaks with his mother, Joanne […]

  • 19-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant spray to get high

    A 19-year-old died after inhaling deodorant spray to get high, according to a new case report, and doctors who treated the man in the Netherlands are using the case to highlight the fatal consequences of inhaling chemicals. Such cases are “very rare,” according to Dr. Kelvin Harvey Kramp of Maasstad Hospital’s intensive care unit in Rotterdam. Kramp explained that because deaths from deodorant inhalation are not common among the general population, the “consequences aren’t really known,” causing people to continue […]

  • Trump bestows Medals of Freedom on Adelson, Babe Ruth, Elvis and others

    President Donald Trump on Friday afternoon awarded seven individuals the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor in a ceremony punctuated with humor and remembrance. Trump’s most controversial pick was philanthropist Miriam Adelson, the wife of GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson. Trump posthumously bestowed the honor on baseball phenom Babe Ruth, rock and roll legend Elvis Presley and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The other recipients — Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, and former professional football players Justice […]