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  • Al Franken says he will resign amid sexual harassment allegations

    Senator Al Franken announced Thursday morning that he will resign amid sexual harassment allegations. “I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” Franken said. Addressing the accusations against him, he said, “Some of the allegations against me are simply not true. Others I remember very differently.” He continued: “I know in my heart that nothing I have done as a senator — nothing — has brought dishonor on […]

  • Former SC officer Michael Slager sentenced in shooting death of Walter Scott

    CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. — Michael Slager, the former South Carolina police officer who killed unarmed black man Walter Scott, was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in federal prison. US District Court Judge David Norton made his decision after hearing victim impact statements from Scott’s relatives. Norton earlier Thursday had said the “appropriate underlying offense” for Slager, who is white, was second-degree murder and suggested a sentence of 19 to 24 years in prison. Slager pleaded guilty in May to violation of civil […]

  • Bankrupt Toys ‘R’ Us wins OK to pay $16 million in executive bonuses

    Toys “R” Us has won approval to pay $16 million in bonuses to 17 top executives if the company hits financial targets during the holiday shopping season. The bankruptcy court trustee Judy Robbins, a Justice department attorney who represents the interest of creditors, had argued that the proposed bonuses were excessive and were little more than retention bonuses meant to keep the executives from jumping ship due to uncertainty about the company’s future. While companies in bankruptcy are allowed to […]

  • Man rescues wild rabbit from California wildfires

    As Californians suffer the devastation caused by wildfires that have burned through more than 100,000 acres, one man braved the flames to save a wild rabbit and instantly became the hero we didn’t know we needed. Video of the daring rescue shows a Ventura County highway engulfed in smoke and flames. An orange and black singed sky fills the screen. But then, a wild rabbit darts across traffic and into the burning brush. A man, stopped on the road and […]

  • Homeowner chases burglar, sprays him with bear mace

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — “I was not dressed. I was in my underwear, I had no shoes on, and my feet ended up getting bloodied just from chasing him down the street,” a West Jordan homeowner said. It was early Tuesday morning when the man chased after a criminal, spraying him with bear mace and keeping him on his porch until police arrived. The homeowner told KSTU his story. “Around 2:30 the motion detectors started going off,” the homeowner said. “I […]

  • Donald Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announced plans to relocate the US embassy there. The move signals a willingness on Trump’s part to prioritize fulfilling a campaign promise over the consensus among US allies in the region and beyond that the decision could stymie the peace process and increase security risks in a region that is already on edge. In calls with Trump on Tuesday, Arab leaders in the region and French President Emmanuel Macron […]

  • Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign amid sexual harassment allegations

    Update: Franken’s office says he will have an announcement on Thursday At least nine Democratic senators — seven female and one male — called on Sen. Al Franken to resign Wednesday, marking the first time any senator has called on the Minnesota Democrat to leave office as allegations of sexual harassment against him continue to mount. In a statement on Facebook, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wrote: “While Senator Franken is entitled to have the Ethics Committee conclude its review, […]

  • Photo gallery shows massive destruction of Southern California wildfires

    VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. — Pushed by powerful Santa Ana winds, a Southern California fire continues to spread with explosive speed to thousands of acres,  forcing thousands to evacuate. Thousands of homes in Ventura and Santa Paula are under mandatory evacuation as fire officials warned that the powerful winds could turn the flames toward the city of Ventura. The fire is rapidly spreading with 0 percent containment. The winds will pick up, with gusts up to 64 mph, before they taper down […]

  • Days after being mistakenly declared dead, baby boy passes away

    A baby boy mistakenly declared dead by an Indian hospital last week passed away on Wednesday morning. Dr. Sandeep Gupta, who was treating the baby at the Delhi New Born Center said, “we knew from the beginning that he may not survive but we were trying our best.” The baby was born at the Max Super Speciality Hospital in Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, last Thursday but pronounced dead two hours later, the boy’s grandfather, Praveen Malik, told CNN. His mother […]

  • House will vote on concealed carry reciprocity bill

    The House will vote Wednesday on a bill that would let gun owners with permits carry concealed weapons travel to other states with their concealed firearms. The bill is a top priority of the National Rifle Association, and since leaving committee it has been combined with an additional measure that is designed to update the federal background check system after holes were exposed by November’s mass shooting at a church in Texas. The move to merge the two pieces of legislation makes […]

  • UPS warns that some deliveries are delayed

    UPS is a little behind schedule after last week’s surge in online orders. The delivery company said Tuesday that a small percentage of packages are being delivered one to two days late as the company works to clear a Cyber Week backlog. UPS spokesman Steve Gaut said delivery should be back on track by the end of the day Wednesday. The company said it still expects most packages shipped between Thanksgiving and Christmas to arrive on time. “We have resolved […]

  • John Mayer has emergency surgery

    John Mayer is on the mend following an emergency appendectomy, his representative confirms to CNN. “Early this morning, Tuesday, December 5th, John Mayer was admitted into the hospital for emergency appendectomy forcing the Dead & Company December 5th concert in New Orleans to be postponed,” a statement from his representative said. Dead & Company has been around since 2015. The group includes former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann. The band’s official Twitter account broke the […]