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Aurora gunman Gary Martin was longtime employee who was being fired
The gunman who killed five people and wounded five police officers in an Illinois factory was a longtime employee there who was being fired on Friday, authorities said. Gary Martin, 45, a 15-year employee of the Henry Pratt Co. warehouse in Aurora, pulled a gun in the compound at about 1:25 p.m. and started shooting,...
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:44:54 -0500
Someone stole this guy’s car while he was asleep in the back
NEWARK, Del. — A man’s nap in the back of his car in Delaware turned into a nightmare after the car he was sleeping in was stolen and crashed. Musician Justin Koerner told the News Journal he had spent a night playing music with friends, went to sleep in his vehicle and had a dream...
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:09:31 -0500
Portland police commander exchanged friendly texts with far-right leader
A police commander in Portland, Oregon, has exchanged friendly text messages with a leader of far-right protests that have rocked the city, a move that a local city council member says points to a cozy — and unsettling — relationship between some cops and right-wing extremists. The texts, obtained by the Willamette Week newspaper, show...
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:18:49 -0500
Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to work after lung cancer surgery
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was back at work Friday after missing oral arguments for the first time in 25 years in January while recovering from lung cancer surgery, a court official said. The 85-year-old jurist was in attendance for the court’s closed-door conference to discuss cases. She is expected to attend the next...
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:08:59 -0500
Mom’s rotting body concealed with 66 air fresheners: cops
The discovery of a 78-year-old woman’s rotting body in a rocking chair led authorities to arrest her daughter, according to officials. Jo-Whitney Outland, 55, was charged Monday after her mom was found dead surrounded by 66 air fresheners at their home in Bristol, Virginia, the Bristol Herald Courier reported. Concerned relatives who hadn’t heard from...
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:05:04 -0500
Mueller’s office recommends Manafort spend more than 19 years in prison
WASHINGTON — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges. That’s according to a court filing Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office that lays out how federal probation officials have calculated Manafort’s potential sentence. The recommended sentence under federal guidelines would be...
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:09:32 -0500
Ocasio-Cortez’s boyfriend granted House email account
WASHINGTON – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s relationship with boyfriend Riley Roberts is official. Roberts has been granted a government “house.gov” email address so he can access Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional calendar, the 29-year-old congresswoman confirmed Friday. Spouses of members of Congress are afforded privileges, such as a House email address, a congressional pin to bypass security and a...
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:38:45 -0500
Gunman kills 5 in Illinois manufacturing plant shooting
A disgruntled former factory worker went on a shooting rampage at his old workplace in Illinois on Friday, shooting dead five people and wounding five cops before being killed, authorities and reports said. The chaotic incident unfolded around 1:24 p.m. local time at the Henry Pratt Company, one of North America’s largest manufacturers of water...
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:01:31 -0500
McCabe says Trump comments were taken out of context
Andrew McCabe on Friday denied that he knew of an effort to oust President Trump using the 25th Amendment, saying he never had “any extended discussions” about the matter and was unaware of such talks. “At no time did Mr. McCabe participate in any extended discussions about the use of the 25th Amendment, nor is...
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:00:11 -0500
Americans don’t know much about nation’s history: survey
Don’t know much about history. A new survey found that Americans have an abysmal knowledge of the nation’s history and a majority of residents in only one state, Vermont, could pass a citizenship test. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation surveyed 41,000 Americans in all 50 states and Washington, DC, the organization said Friday. Most...
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:40:26 -0500

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