Man who said wife vanished at sea charged with murder

Man who said wife vanished at sea charged with murder

Last Updated Feb 20, 2018 2:18 PM EST FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A man who claimed his wife disappeared at sea when their boat collided with an unknown object near the Bahamas was charged Tuesday with killing her and intentionally trying to sink the vessel to cover his tracks.  Lewis Bennett, 41, is charged with second-degree […]

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Attorney pleads guilty to lying in Russia special counsel probe

Attorney pleads guilty to lying in Russia special counsel probe

CLOSE Lawyer Alex Van Der Zwaan is accused of lying to federal agents regarding the last conversations he had with ex-Trump aide Rick Gates in August 2016. Buzz60 Special counsel Robert Mueller(Photo: Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON – A Dutch attorney pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying to the FBI about his work with two of President […]

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Trump Moves to Regulate 'Bump Stock' Devices

Trump Moves to Regulate ‘Bump Stock’ Devices

In Florida on Tuesday, the Republican-controlled State House rejected an effort to immediately consider a bill to ban large-capacity magazines and the type of assault rifles used in last week’s attack, even as students from Stoneman Douglas High School watched from the gallery. The party-line vote was on an unusual procedural motion offered by a […]

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Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

A storm system that’s brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four people dead in Nebraska. The storm system stretched from Texas, where National Weather Service officials say three tornadoes hit, to the Great Lakes states and forced […]

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Ohio seventh-grade student shoots self at Jackson Memorial Middle School

Ohio seventh-grade student shoots self at Jackson Memorial Middle School

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Authorities said a seventh-grade student shot and injured himself inside the restroom of an Ohio middle school Tuesday, sending the school into lockdown. Police have not said if the shooting was intentional but said the student was carrying a “distractionary device” in his backpack. Police said no other students were injured […]

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Supreme Court asked to review 'Making a Murderer' confession

Supreme Court asked to review ‘Making a Murderer’ confession

Lawyers for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the “Making a Murderer” series on Netflix asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to review a federal appeals court decision that held his confession was voluntary. Brendan Dassey’s legal team told the high court in their petition that the case raises crucial issues that extend far beyond […]

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Dassey's legal team asks US Supreme Court to hear appeal

Dassey’s legal team asks US Supreme Court to hear appeal

WASHINGTON — The legal team representing convicted murderer Brendan Dassey on Tuesday officially asked the United States Supreme Court to hear his appeal. In filing the writ of certiorari, attorneys took the next step in appealing Dassey’s 2007 conviction for the murder of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County. The Seventh Circuit Appeals Court in December […]

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Police: Student shoots himself in middle school bathroom in Ohio

Police: Student shoots himself in middle school bathroom in Ohio

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Jackson Township middle school and high school students were dismissed for the day Tuesday after a seventh-grade student shot himself inside Jackson Memorial Middle School. It happened around 7:50 a.m. Authorities say the boy suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the boy’s bathroom. It’s unclear at this time whether the shooting […]

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How Black Panther Crafted Erik Killmonger's Compelling Arc

How Black Panther Crafted Erik Killmonger’s Compelling Arc

“The best villains are the ones who have a point of view you can relate to,” says Joe Robert Cole, the co-writer of Marvel’s massive new movie Black Panther. To judge from the reception given to Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger, who vies with chosen one T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) to rule the Afro-futurist country of […]

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More than 100 killed in Syria assault on Damascus suburb

More than 100 killed in Syria assault on Damascus suburb

BEIRUT — Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed nearly 130 people in two days, marking some of the deadliest bombardment of the rebellious region in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday. Retaliatory shells rained down on Damascus, killing at least eight people and causing panic among residents […]

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