Daily Archives: March 28, 2019

State’s attorney did not ‘formally’ recuse herself in Jussie Smollett case, her office says

Cook County (Ill.) State’s Attorney Kim Foxx did not “formally� recuse herself from the Jussie Smollett case, her office said in a statement Thursday, explaining that Foxx used the term “recuse” in a “colloquial” sense rather than a legal sense w… Continue reading

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Trump surprises his aides and allies with abrupt decrees

There was just one problem when President Donald Trump walked down the stairs of Air Force One and unceremoniously declared that the Islamic State had lost the last of its territory in Syria. Continue reading

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HRW urges New Zealand’s Ardern to discuss Muslims in China

A rights group is urging New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to raise concerns about reported Chinese government abuses of Muslims during her visit to Beijing. Continue reading

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Trump-related school assignment prompts anger, death threats against Houston-area teacher: report

A Houston-area teacher was on the receiving end of death threats after asking students to review an essay that appears to be critical of President Trump. Continue reading

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Former medal-winning police officer charged with sex crimes involving minors, authorities say

A former South Carolina law enforcement officer once recognized for valor while on duty was arrested last week on suspicion of sex abuse involving minors.   Continue reading

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S. Korean leader to meet with Trump in US on nuke diplomacy

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will travel to the United States in two weeks for a summit with President Donald Trump on stalemated North Korean nuclear diplomacy. Continue reading

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Fire in Bangladesh high-rise fully controlled after 19 died

A fire in a high-rise office building in Bangladesh’s capital has been brought under full control with the death toll remaining at 19, fire officials said Friday. Continue reading

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Democratic megadonor Ed Buck waited 15 minutes before calling 911 on 2nd man who died in home, report says

The investigation into a second man who died of a methamphetamine overdose in the span of 18 months at the West Hollywood, Calif., apartment of Ed Buck found that the 64-year-old — who has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democrats and is w… Continue reading

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Donald Trump Jr. calls Russia investigation ‘blight on democracy,’ says Mueller report an ‘incredible vindication’

Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday night called the findings from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report an “incredible vindication� by showing no collusion between the president and Russia, but he added that lawmakers should now be tasked with trac… Continue reading

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Florida man arrested after putting a ‘spy camera’ in family friend’s home: authorities

A Florida man who conceded to installing a “spy camera� in his family friend’s residence was arrested and charged, authorities said Wednesday. Continue reading

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Trump mocks Green New Deal, pokes fun at electric cars during Michigan rally

President Trump returned to a favorite campaign theme at his rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Thursday night, mocking the Democratic Green New Deal as “an extreme, $100 trillion government takeover” of the economy. Continue reading

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Signed baseballs worth up to $600G stolen from Arizona restaurant

Thirty-four baseballs bearing the signatures of icons like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and Willie Mays were stolen from a popular Arizona restaurant.  Continue reading

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Honduran police arrest journalist convicted of defamation

Honduran police have broken down the door of a radio station and arrested a journalist known as a strong critic of President Juan Orlando Hernandez who had holed up inside, carrying out an arrest order against the reporter for a defamation conviction. Continue reading

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Grandma, 99, is key witness in Honolulu corruption case

U.S. prosecutors worry a 99-year-old woman central to establishing the motive behind corruption-related charges against her granddaughter won’t be available to testify at trial. Continue reading

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Pennsylvania lawmaker defends controversial prayer

Pennsylvania State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz spoke on “The Todd Starnes Show� about why she decided to deliver the prayer to Jesus that caused a controversy at the statehouse. Continue reading

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Illinois state trooper fatally struck during traffic stop, officials say

Authorities in Illinois on Thursday announced “the untimely and tragic death� of a state trooper who was fatally struck during a traffic stop. Continue reading

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Guatemalan immigrants held in Illinois home, forced to work

A suburban Chicago woman is facing federal allegations she held hostage 19 adults and 14 children from Guatemala in her home and forced them to work. Continue reading

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Former NSA contractor pleads guilty in theft of classified documents

A former contractor for the National Security Agency pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing secret documents over a period of approximately two decades and keeping them at his Maryland home. Continue reading

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10,000-year-old mastodon species specific to California recently discovered by scientists, study says

A new species of mastodon — a relative of the mammoth — has reportedly been discovered by scientists. Continue reading

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Chicago mayor urges Trump to ‘sit on the sidelines’ in the Smollett case

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel lit into President Trump on Thursday, demanding the commander-in-chief butt out of the drama unfolding over “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. Continue reading

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