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5 deaths in massive Texas apartment fire ruled homicide, no suspects named

Wednesday  23:20,   19 december 2018

A Texas apartment fire that left five people dead in July was intentionally set and their deaths were ruled homicides, officials said... >>>

Inmate in hot water: Police find escapee soaking in hot tub

Wednesday  23:20,   19 december 2018

An escaped inmate is back in custody after being found soaking in a hot tub at a southern Ohio senior living community, still wearing her yellow jail outfit. The Pike County Sheriff's Office says the 34-year-old woman fled while being booked on... >>>

California Woman Fabricated Firefighter Husband to Scam Donors: Police

Wednesday  23:20,   19 december 2018

Ashley Bemis’ Facebook friends thought she needed help. The 28-year-old said her husband, a firefighter, was battling to contain one of the massive blazes that swept across California in August while she was struggling at home, still reeling from... >>>

University of Utah says shooting death of Lauren McCluskey could not have been prevented, DESPITE report finding police under staffing and gaps in training

Wednesday  23:20,   19 december 2018

University of Utah revealed their findings from an independent review of campus police Wednesday which found police under staffing, gaps in training and failure of a sex offender notification system. The review came in the aftermath of student... >>>

Loretta Lynch, former Obama attorney general, questioned behind closed doors on Capitol Hill

Wednesday  23:05,   19 december 2018

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch appeared on Capitol Hill on Wednesday for closed-door testimony to answer questions on the Justice Department's Russia and Hillary Clinton email probes, following former FBI director James Comey’s feisty... >>>

Police: Murder suspect searched 'sniper I-17' and 'Phoenix shooter today' after the killing

Wednesday  23:05,   19 december 2018

A 23-year-old man was charged with murder after police found his search history and alleged location after a subpoena to Google. Police had no motive or suspect in the murder of Joseph Knight last March. All they did have was a video of a white car... >>>

Senate votes to make lynching a federal crime

Wednesday  22:55,   19 december 2018

The Senate cleared legislation on Wednesday to make lynching a federal crime. The bill, introduced by Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), makes lynching punishable as a hate crime. "This is a historic piece... >>>

Michelle Malkin, other conservatives rip Trump over border wall funding

Wednesday  22:55,   19 december 2018

Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin told Fox News on Wednesday that President Trump caved on border wall funding to avoid a government shutdown, joining several other conservative media pundits in criticizing the president over negotiations.... >>>

‘Your victims have shown you mercy’: Houston cop killer taken off death row, resentenced to life

Wednesday  22:55,   19 december 2018

Two years after a federal judge overturned his death sentence due to bad jury instructions, a Houston cop killer on Wednesday was given life behind bars for a decades-old crime in which defense lawyers said the state destroyed some of the evidence... >>>

Ukraine to send warships back to Azov despite Russian capture

Wednesday  22:55,   19 december 2018

Ukraine will send warships back to its Azov Sea ports again, a security official said on Wednesday, despite Russia's seizure of three navy vessels and their crew in the area last month. Ukraine and Russia have been at loggerheads since Moscow's 2014 >>>

Girl, 8, killed by train after mother forces her to cross under freight car to catch bus, cops say

Wednesday  22:40,   19 december 2018

The California mother of an 8-year-old girl who was killed by a train was charged with child neglect after ordering her daughter to take a perilous shortcut in order to catch a... >>>

Der Spiegel admits star reporter falsified stories 'on a grand scale'

Wednesday  22:40,   19 december 2018

Claas Relotius, the winner of the German Reporter Award 2018, admitted to cheating and resigned. Der Spiegel said the incident marked a "low point in the 70-year history" of the magazine. Other media may be affected Other media may also be affected, >>>

Corbyn denies calling PM 'stupid woman' in PMQs clash

Wednesday  22:40,   19 december 2018

Jeremy Corbyn has denied branding Theresa May a "stupid woman" as the Labour leader faced furious demands to apologise for a muttered comment. Anger erupted at the end of the last session of Prime Minister's Questions of 2018, as a series of Tory... >>>

Chiefs brought Michael Vick in to consult with Patrick Mahomes in 2017

Wednesday  22:35,   19 december 2018

Before Patrick Mahomes' rookie season began, head coach Andy Reid brought in a former quarterback to help the wunderkind with his... >>>

Jeff Flake strikes out: Senate blocks his third push to protect Robert Mueller

Wednesday  22:35,   19 december 2018

The Senate on Wednesday rejected Sen. Jeff Flake for the third time as he tried to pass a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) >>>