Daily Archives: April 6, 2018

Designer of waterslide where boy died returned to Kansas

The designer of a waterslide at a Kansas waterpark where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated is on his way from Texas to Kansas for his first court appearance. Continue reading

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Migrant caravan winds up, Mexico calls in US ambassador

Central American migrants are heading to Mexico City to give thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe, the last stop for many on a caravan that drew criticism from President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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Texas National Guard says it’s preparing to deploy to border

The Texas National Guard says it is preparing to deploy to the U.S.-Mexico border in response to a call from President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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Tom Baldwin, veteran journalist, foreign correspondent, dies

Tom Baldwin, a longtime journalist whose career included a stint as a Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press, has died. Continue reading

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Doug Schoen: US sanctions on Russia are a welcome response to Russian aggression

Action by the Trump administration Friday imposing its most aggressive round yet of economic sanctions against Russian politicians, oligarchs and companies is a welcome and long overdue development. Continue reading

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Police: Florida teen fatally shoots girlfriend’s parents

Authorities say a Florida teen fatally has shot his girlfriend’s parents during an argument. Continue reading

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Michelle Obama calls Barack the ‘good parent,’ slams Trump supporters for going ‘fun’ route

When it comes to leading the American people, former first lady Michelle Obama said her husband, Barack, was the “good parent,” compared to President Trump. Continue reading

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Conservative activists plead with Trump not to fire Pruitt

Amid swirling controversy surrounding Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, a group of well-known conservative activists came out in support of the EPA chief on Friday. Continue reading

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American college football player who died in Mexico was electrocuted, officials say

The death of a beloved college football player in Mexico City over spring break has been ruled a homicide by Mexican officials. Continue reading

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Death of American college football player in Mexico ruled a homicide, officials say

The death of a beloved college football player in Mexico City over spring break has been ruled a homicide by Mexican officials. Continue reading

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Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold resigns from Congress

U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, resigned from Congress on Friday. Continue reading

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APNewsBreak: Officer charged with soliciting graphic photos

An Air Force officer who served on the president’s security detail faces a possible court-martial in Texas for encouraging service members to send him photos of their genitals from locations around the world and rewarding contributions with commemorati… Continue reading

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Trump troop request creates opening for governors to say no

President Donald Trump’s plan to deploy National Guard troops to the border with Mexico has drawn resistance from some governors, most of them Democrats, but they could be powerless to deny the commander in chief’s request for soldiers. Continue reading

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Official accused of theft to pay blackmailing dominatrix

The second in command of the Harris County Treasurer’s Office is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a county credit union to pay a dominatrix who was blackmailing him. Continue reading

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TV chef James Martin responds to annoyed customer’s tweet over bad airport burger

Martin promised to “deal with it personally.” Continue reading

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Massachusetts ban on assault weapons doesn’t violate 2nd Amendment, judge rules

A judge in Massachusetts on Friday ruled against a lawsuit that questioned the state’s ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, declaring that the weapons were not included in Second Amendment protections. Continue reading

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Kennedy dynasty faces a reckoning as controversial film hits theaters

The Kennedy dynasty faced a reckoning Friday, when a film hit theaters resurrecting the shocking details surrounding a late-night deadly car crash on Chappaquiddick Island that has haunted America’s most powerful political family since 1969. Continue reading

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New charges added in bus crash that injured Masters patrons

Authorities have added felony charges against the driver of a charter bus that overturned on a Georgia interstate, injuring passengers heading to the Masters golf tournament. Continue reading

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Arizona man who decapitated wife, dogs sentenced to 29 years in jail

Kenneth Wakefield, the Arizona man who decapitated his wife and two dogs in 2015, was sentenced to 29 years in prison Friday. Continue reading

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Mount Ida College to close; UMass to take over campus

Mount Ida College, a small liberal arts school that traces its roots back more than a century, will close at the end of the current semester and its assets will be purchased by the University of Massachusetts, officials of both institutions announced F… Continue reading

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