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No more action from Trump grand jury this week, sources say

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 16:29:02 -0400

The Manhattan grand jury that has been hearing testimony about hush money paid on Donald Trump's behalf will not take up that inquiry again this week, further delaying a potential vote on an indictment until next week at the earliest, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Election Day ballot problems in Pennsylvania county examined: 'This is a complete breakdown'

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 16:14:26 -0400

Election Day shortages of the paper needed to run voting machinery caused significant problems in a northeastern Pennsylvania county in November, but the extent of the problem or what caused it are still unclear, witnesses told a congressional committee Tuesday.

Pepsi rolls out new logo ahead of cola's 125th anniversary

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 15:48:20 -0400

Pepsi announced Tuesday that the soda would be getting a new-look logo that will roll out into stores by the fall, in time for the cola's 125th anniversary.

Police: Aaron Hernandez's brother arrested in ESPN incident

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 15:25:27 -0400

The brother of the late New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is facing criminal and motor vehicle charges in Connecticut, accused of throwing a brick onto the ESPN headquarters campus and eluding police during brief pursuits in other towns.

Who was uphill? Gwyneth Paltrow trial spotlights skier code

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 15:10:13 -0400

Skiers have likely noticed signs at mountain resorts across the country saying, "Know the code." They refer to universal rules of conduct for skiers and snowboarders - people who partake in inherently risky snow sports that involve navigating down crowded slopes, often at high speeds.

Fishermen plead guilty to rigging prize-winning catches in Ohio competition

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 14:55:44 -0400

Two fishermen who were caught adding weights to their competition catches last fall pleaded guilty to charges in Ohio court Monday.

Court reinstates Adnan Syed's conviction in 'Serial' case

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 14:51:35 -0400

A Maryland court did not give the family of the murder victim in the case chronicled in the hit podcast "Serial" enough time to attend a court hearing in person that led to Adnan Syed's release, a Maryland appellate court ruled Tuesday, and it ordered a new hearing to be held.

Racist massacre survivors urge S Carolina hate crime bill

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 13:59:10 -0400

Two survivors of a 2015 racist massacre that killed nine of their friends at a Charleston church told a group of state senators Tuesday that South Carolina's lack of a hate crimes law is an insult to what they suffered through at their Bible study.

Man accused of stabbing Senate staffer after prison release

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 13:56:52 -0400

A U.S. Senate staffer remained hospitalized Tuesday after police say he was attacked leaving a restaurant in Washington this weekend by a man who had been released from federal prison a day earlier.

Judge rules Pence must testify before grand jury

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 13:44:27 -0400

A federal judge has ruled that former Vice President Mike Pence will have to testify before a grand jury after he was subpoenaed by the special counsel investigating efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Police chief: Nashville shooter decided against attacking another school due to 'too much security'

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 13:42:18 -0400

Nashville Police Chief John Drake said the school shooter Monday decided against attacking another school because it had "too much security."

Historic Ohio factory where Wright Brothers began airplane manufacturing industry damaged in fire

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 13:01:18 -0400

The historic Wright Brothers airplane factory in Dayton, Ohio, was damaged by a fire early on Sunday morning.

Bodycam footage shows urgent police response to Christian school shooting in Nashville

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 12:53:26 -0400

Police video released Tuesday shows that responding officers found and killed the heavily armed transgender shooter in less than three minutes after they entered the private Christian school where six people were gunned down Monday in Nashville, Tennessee.

Worthy winners: Nakamura, Krush take home American Cup titles

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 12:27:00 -0400

It got a little messy at the end, but the players playing the best chess took home the American Cup and the American Women's Cup at the all-star U.S. knockout event last week at the Saint Louis Chess Club.

Acadia National Park increases entry fees effective Saturday

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 12:09:43 -0400

The National Park Service approved the first entrance fee increase in five years for Acadia National Park, officials said Tuesday.

Christian counselor challenges state law banning conversion therapy for minors

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 12:05:12 -0400

A Washington marriage and family counselor asked the Supreme Court this week to hear his challenge to a state law that punishes therapists and counselors who advise against gender transitioning for youth in accordance with religious beliefs.

Mayorkas 'not aware' cartels use illegal immigrants to distract border agents

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 11:59:07 -0400

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday told Congress he's unaware that cartels use illegal immigrants to flood the border and sneak over dangerous contraband.

Bill nears passage to ban outside election cash in Georgia

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 11:48:52 -0400

Georgia's DeKalb County could keep its $2 million in private grant money to help run elections, under a bill nearing final passage. But the next Georgia local government official who accepts an outside election grant might end up a convicted felon.

Video shows Nashville police search school, fire at shooter

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 11:45:47 -0400

Nashville police released video Tuesday from a body-worn camera that shows a team of officers entering and searching an elementary school, then confronting and opening fire on an assailant who had murdered three children and three adults in the latest school shooting to roil the nation.

Residents of historically Black town sue to stop land sale

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 11:38:11 -0400

One of the first historically Black towns in the U.S. is suing the local school board to stop the sale of land that is tied up with Florida's legacy of racial segregation decades ago and the state's fast-paced growth nowadays.

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FBI joins probe into bullying of Georgia teen Trent Lehrkamp as crowd demands charges outside hospital

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 16:42:52 -0400

Trent Lehrkamp, 19, was dropped off at a Brunswick emergency room early Wednesday morning after he was plied with dangerous amounts of alcohol, urinated on, given antidepressants, and spray-painted from head to toe, according to a police report. Trent Lehrkamp, 19, was dropped off at a Brunswick emergency room early Wednesday morning after he was...

Con artist Billy McFarland bags $19K to ‘own up’ to Fyre Festival fraud

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 16:35:01 -0400

The fraudster will be speak at Entrepreneur University's Founder Summit in Germany. Some of the fee will go towards the $26 million he owes victims.

Pentagon accused of hiding Iran drone attack during Senate Iraq vote

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 16:31:57 -0400

Roughly 13 hours passed before Congress was informed Thursday evening that a US contractor had been killed and five troops had been injured in an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps drone attack in Syria.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says Biden ‘missing’ from debt talks

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 16:31:57 -0400

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) pressed President Biden on Tuesday to kickstart talks over raising the nation’s debt ceiling, saying the White House has been “completely missing in action” from the negotiations.

Mass shooting in Nashville reignites gun debate as Democrats weigh forcing House vote

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 16:07:06 -0400

President Biden -- who called for Congress to enact an assault weapons ban in the wake of Monday's shooting -- admitted Tuesday that he has​ exhausted all executive ​options while pleading with Congress.

Photos: Victims of the Nashville school shooting

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 15:52:48 -0400

Police identified the victims as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, William Kinne, Cynthia Peak, Mike Hill and Katherine Koonce.

Grand jury won’t hear evidence in Trump ‘hush money’ probe for rest of week: sources

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 15:44:49 -0400

The move means a potential indictment of the ex-president can't be handed up before next week at the earliest.

Marjorie Taylor Greene ripped for suggesting hormones to blame for Nashville school shooting

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 15:39:28 -0400

The Georgia Republican started tweeting the eyebrow-raising theories Monday, soon after it emerged Audrey Hale, 28, identified as transgender.

‘Serial’ saga: Appeals court reinstates Adnan Syed’s murder conviction

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 15:20:05 -0400

An appeals court reinstated the conviction against Adnan Syed in the murder of Hai Min Lee because her family wasn't given ample notice to attend his hearing.

DC judge orders Mike Pence to testify before Jan. 6 grand jury: reports

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 15:15:24 -0400

A federal judge has ordered former Vice President Mike Pence to answer questions about conversations he had with former President Donald Trump prior to the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot.

Tennessee Rep. Andy Ogles under fire for gun-filled family Christmas photo

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 14:53:53 -0400

Republican Rep. Andy Ogles, his wife, and two of their three kids posed with the weapons as they all stood in front of a decorated Christmas tree and smiled for the camera in 2021.

Animation of Gwyneth Paltrow’s ski accident contrasted with expert’s childlike stick figure sketches in court

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 14:41:14 -0400

Dr. Irving Scher, a biomechanical engineering expert, took the stand in Gwyneth Paltrow's skiing trial and put together stick figure drawings of how the crash took place.

Brazilian teacher, 71, stabbed to death by student, 5 others wounded

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 14:38:39 -0400

A 13-year-old student in Brazil’s biggest city fatally stabbed a 71-year-old teacher and wounded three teachers and two fellow students Monday in a knife attack at a public school, state officials said.

Fed’s Michael Barr learned of risks at SVB weeks before it failed

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 14:30:53 -0400

The Federal Reserve's head of banking supervision said he was first made aware of the interest rate risk-related issues at Silicon Valley Bank in mid-February.

DHS’ Mayorkas on Biden home visitor logs: ‘I don’t know’ if they exist

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 14:27:05 -0400

"I don't know whether the Secret Service maintains visitor logs of the president's residence," DHS secretary says.

Serial sperm donor who fathered 550 kids sued for increasing incest risk

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 14:27:05 -0400

Guidelines state that donors are not allowed to father more than 25 children or impregnate more than 12 women to prevent inbreeding, incest or psychological problems.

Israel’s fired defense chief still at work as talks begin on court overhaul compromise after mass protests

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 14:23:15 -0400

Tensions in the country over the controversial plan hit a high point Sunday when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu axed defense chief Yoav Gallant for criticizing his proposal.

‘Squid Game’ star Geoffrey Giuliano claims assault at Amsterdam McDonald’s

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 13:47:13 -0400

Geoffrey Giuliano, who portrayed VIP 4 in "Squid Game," released video showing his confrontation with McDonald's staffers in Amsterdam.

Online sleuth who uncovered group chat in Gwyneth Paltrow ski case says it was ‘comically easy’

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 13:37:37 -0400

The viewer who uncovered a group chat that was later submitted as evidence in the Gwyneth Paltrow skiing-collision lawsuit said accessing the messages took him "probably about two minutes" — even though it confounded courtroom attorneys.

More guns found in transgender Nashville shooter Audrey Hale’s home: cops

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 13:35:49 -0400

Nashville mass shooter Audrey Hale hid her cache of weapons from her parents because they didn't want her to own guns due to an emotional disorder.