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News : Offbeat

Heidi Cruz Didn’t Plan for This

Thursday  22:20,   18 october 2018
theatlantic

A whole new world—that is what Ted Cruz wanted to give... >>>

Washington state Supreme Court rules juvenile life sentence without parole is unconstitutional

Thursday  22:20,   18 october 2018
thehill

Washington state's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that sentencing juveniles to life in prison without the chance for parole is unconstitutional. The court ruled 5-4 to uphold a state court of appeals ruling that a statute that allows 16- and... >>>

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi former diplomat called 'pivotal' in apparent assassination

Thursday  22:20,   18 october 2018
cnn

Saudi intelligence officer and former diplomat Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb played a "pivotal role" in the apparent assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a source familiar with the Turkish investigation has told CNN. The source said that... >>>

Democrats question plan for new FBI HQ near Trump's DC hotel

Thursday  21:55,   18 october 2018
reuters

The Democrats said they had serious concerns about an "abrupt decision" by President Trump to abandon an earlier plan to move FBI headquarters to the... >>>

2 maintenance workers found not guilty in Schlitterbahn waterslide death

Thursday  21:55,   18 october 2018
kmbc

Two maintenance workers accused of deliberately misleading investigators after a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on a Schlitterbahn waterslide were found not guilty... >>>

California revisits three-strike life sentences

Thursday  21:55,   18 october 2018
msn

California will reconsider life sentences for up to 4,000 nonviolent third-strike criminals by allowing them to seek parole under a ballot measure approved by voters two years ago, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press on... >>>

J.C. Penney lures workers with free vacations as talent war heats up

Thursday  21:41,   18 october 2018
businessinsider

JCPenney is on the hunt for 39,000 seasonal workers this year. To aid in its search, it hosted a nationwide hiring day where applicants were invited to come in to their local store and interview for... >>>

China's stocks are plunging, and that's bad news for Wall Street

Thursday  21:41,   18 october 2018
cnbc

When China's stock market falls sharply, there's a good chance U.S. stocks —and some big blue chip names like Goldman Sachs and Caterpillar—go down with... >>>

EU looks to African nations, border control to stop migrants

Thursday  21:41,   18 october 2018
msn

EU leaders agree to push ahead with plans to boost cooperation with North African countries and beef up the bloc's borders in an effort to stop migrants entering... >>>

APNewsBreak: Feds open clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania

Thursday  21:41,   18 october 2018
msn

The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of child sexual abuse inside the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. That's according to two people familiar with the probe, who say federal prosecutors have served subpoenas seeking a trove >>>

Why we're seeing more lottery jackpots worth hundreds of millions

Thursday  21:30,   18 october 2018
msn

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot keeps getting bigger because of a rule change from October... >>>

Senate GOP super PAC raises $37.6 million in September

Thursday  21:30,   18 october 2018
politico

The fundraising haul was by far Senate Leadership Fund’s largest monthly total for the midterm... >>>

iPhone XR: This is what to expect from the camera

Thursday  21:30,   18 october 2018
cnet

It's only got one lens, while the iPhone XS has two. But what else is... >>>

Texas woman caught on video abandoning toddler at stranger’s front door

Thursday  21:30,   18 october 2018
foxnews

Texas cops are searching for the mysterious woman captured on surveillance video abandoning a 2-year-old boy at a stranger’s door Wednesday night. A woman called 911 just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday saying she discovered the toddler standing alone on >>>

Harris rolls out bill to create new middle class tax credit

Thursday  21:20,   18 october 2018
thehill

Sen. Kamala Harris proposes a new refundable tax credit for low- and middle-income individuals and... >>>