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  • 3 more linked to neo-Nazi group arrested in Georgia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three men linked to a violent white supremacist group known as The Base were charged with conspiring to kill members of a militant anti-fascist group, police in Georgia announced Friday, a day after three other members were arrested on federal charges in Maryland and Delaware. The Base, a collective of hardcore neo-Nazis […]
  • Fox’s Bill Hemmer replaces, but won’t copy, Shepard Smith

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Hemmer is not Shepard Smith, and no one should expect him to be. The 55-year-old news anchor is a familiar face to Fox News Channel viewers, and will jar none of them Monday when he takes over the 3 p.m. ET news hour that Smith vacated when he abruptly quit […]
  • Sheriff says several unaccounted for in Lake Tahoe avalanche

    Crews were responding to an avalanche at a Northern California ski resort Friday and several people were unaccounted for, the Placer County sheriff’s office said in a tweet. A storm passing through the area Thursday dumped several inches of snow in Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows, a ski resort in the Squaw Valley. An avalanche at Alpine […]
  • ICE leader blames ‘sanctuary’ policies for NYC killing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The country’s top immigration official blamed the “sanctuary policies” of New York City on Friday for the sexual assault and killing of a 92-year-old woman, while the mayor’s office decried such rhetoric as “fear, hate and attempts to divide.” Matthew Albence, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said […]
  • Appeals court rules against convict over gender pronouns

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A transgender convict has lost a federal appeal to have her name changed in court records — and to have the appeals court refer to her with feminine pronouns. The case of Norman Varner — now Katherine Nicole Jett — divided a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of […]
  • Over 100 piglets died in semi-trailer crash near Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 100 piglets died Thursday when a semi-trailer carrying about 1,700 of the animals overturned on a freeway just north of Des Moines. Tom Colvin, chief executive officer of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, said Friday about 100 piglets were found dead at the crash site. Crews had […]
  • Grandpa forgot something: $43,170 found in footstool

    OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — The footstool didn’t feel right. That’s what happens when someone stashes $43,170 inside and apparently forgets about it. Indeed, the money was discovered inside a footstool that was donated to a Michigan resale shop in Owosso Township. Howard Kirby bought the piece and other furniture for $70 after Christmas. He was […]
  • Owner of boat that sank, killing 17, settles final lawsuit

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount. Thirty-one lawsuits have been filed against Ripley Entertainment since the former World War II amphibious vehicle sank in July 2018 at Table Rock Lake […]
  • Lawyers: ICE arrests trans migrant woman month after release

    One month after winning her release from immigration detention, a transgender woman from El Salvador with several illnesses was arrested and taken back to the same jail because the U.S. government is appealing the judge’s decision, the woman’s lawyers said Friday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement re-arrested the trans woman Monday during what her lawyers […]
  • 3 people get prison for Manhattan explosion that killed 2

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three people were sentenced to prison Friday for a 2015 explosion in Manhattan’s East Village that was caused by an illegally installed gas line and killed two men. Maria Hrynenko, a landlord; Athanasios Ioannidis, a plumber; and Dilber Kukic, a contractor, each received a term of four to 12 years in […]