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World The week in history: Feb 17-23

10:10  14 february  2020
10:10  14 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

Mookie Betts trade held up by medical issues with Brusdar Graterol, report says

  Mookie Betts trade held up by medical issues with Brusdar Graterol, report says Officials remain confident that the deal will be completed — just not necessarily in the form of the original Tuesday night agreement. Alex Speier of the Globe staff contributed to this report. Julian McWilliams can be reached at julian.mcwilliams@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @byjulianmack.

Dennis Franklin Presents: This Week In History - Feb . 17 - 23 . Featured events: Geronimo dies, Billy Joel Armstrong of Green Day birthday, NASA's The

17 – 23 . By All That's Interesting. Published February 22, 2019. Aalborg has a substantial history of findings dating back to the 1300s. Some experts are convinced, however, that this particular sword dates back even further, to the 12th century.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three officials with a Philippines-based church in Los Angeles have been charged as part of an alleged scheme to trick followers into becoming fundraisers and arrange sham marriages to keep them in the U.S.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, crime scene tape is seen closing off an area around the grounds of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ Church in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles. Three officials with the Philippines-based church have been charged as part of an alleged scheme to trick followers into becoming fundraisers and arrange sham marriages to keep them in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)© Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, crime scene tape is seen closing off an area around the grounds of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ Church in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles. Three officials with the Philippines-based church have been charged as part of an alleged scheme to trick followers into becoming fundraisers and arrange sham marriages to keep them in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Federal agents arrested the local leaders of Kingdom of Jesus Christ church during a raid last month. They were each charged Wednesday. Conspiring to commit forced labor trafficking and immigration and marriage fraud were some of the charges, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Now that Andy Reid has won, here are the best NFL coaches without a Super Bowl ring

  Now that Andy Reid has won, here are the best NFL coaches without a Super Bowl ring Andy Reid just became the ninth active NFL head coach and the 33rd head coach ever to win the Super Bowl. With that in mind, here’s how we rank those who have yet to win a ring, and those who never did. Best all-time head coaches without a ring * Only including those who coached Read more The post Now that Andy Reid has won, here are the best NFL coaches without a Super Bowl ring appeared first on The Comeback. Related slideshow: Best Photos of Super Bowl LIV week (Provided by imagn)

Medieval sword found in sewer, secrets of Stonehenge’s construction revealed, WWII American shipwreck uncovered. Medieval Sword Pulled Out Of Danish Sewer With Blade Still Intact. The Historical Museum of Northern JutlandJannick Vestergaard and Henning Nøhr proudly holding the

This Week in History : January 17 - 23 ABC News' Jonathan Karl looks back at great moments in history , politics and pop culture.

Guia Cabactulan, 59, was the church’s top official in the United States, according to the indictment. Marissa Duenas, 41, allegedly handled immigration matters as the “human resources leader” and investigators believe Amanda Estopare, 48, tracked fundraising and funneled money to the church’s leadership in the Philippines, the newspaper reported Thursday.

A magistrate judge had ordered all three women detained after their arrests last month. Attorneys for Cabactulan and Duenas didn’t immediately respond to requests from the Times for comment. It was unclear from court records if Estopare had retained a lawyer.

Lil Wayne Passes Elvis for the Second-Most Top 40 Hot 100 Hits of All Time

  Lil Wayne Passes Elvis for the Second-Most Top 40 Hot 100 Hits of All Time Notably, "I Do It" earns Lil Wayne his 82nd career top 40 Hot 100 hit, pushing him past Elvis Presley for the second-most in the chart's history."I Do It," featuring Big Sean and Lil Baby, enters the Hot 100 at No. 33, followed by "Mahogany" (No. 61), "Mama Mia" (No. 87) and the album's title track (No. 88).

17 - 23 -- Feb . 17In 1858, the Waldensians, considered by many 17. In 1858, the Waldensians, considered by many to be the first Protestants and who lived in the Italian Alps and survived through persecution for 800 years, were finally guaranteed civil and religious rights.

This week in history : 13-19 July Jump to media player When Gianni Versace was gunned down and other historic moments. The week in which the then US President Bill Clinton admitted to having a relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky that was "not appropriate", hundreds of

Israelito Torreon, an attorney for the church in the Philippines, previously denied all accusations. Torreon said the U.S. charges stemmed from a campaign, waged by disgruntled ex-members, “to exact revenge” and drag the church and its leader, Apollo Quiboloy, “into a quagmire of shame, blatant humiliation and defeat.”

Quiboloy was neither charged nor identified by name in court documents; prosecutors and agents have referred only to the church’s “leader,” the Times said.

Workers who say they managed to escape from the church told the FBI that they had been sent across the U.S. to work long hours soliciting donations for the church’s charity and were beaten and psychologically abused if they didn't make daily quotas, according to an affidavit filed last month in support of the charges. Some described having to live in cars at truck stops.

The immigrants essentially became full-time workers, sometimes referred to as “miracle workers,” in a crusade to raise money for the nonprofit Children’s Joy Foundation USA, which was supposed to benefit poor children in their homeland. But the complaint said most of the money raised was used to finance church operations and fund the leaders' lavish lifestyles.

The church claims a membership of 6 million people and backed the 2016 candidacy of President Rodrigo Duterte, a close friend of Quiboloy.

Between 2014 and the middle of last year, $20 million was sent to the church in the Philippines, the FBI said.

Investigators documented 82 sham marriages over a 20-year period between top fundraisers and church members who were U.S. citizens.

Redskins exercise Adrian Peterson's option .
Peterson will count for a $3.1M hit against the Redskins’ 2020 cap. Had they declined the option, the Redskins would have saved $2.4M. In 2020, Peterson will be chasing history. He currently sits fifth on the NFL’s all-time rushing list and he can leapfrog Barry Sanders with another ~1,000 yards. That won’t be easy to do, but Peterson ran for 1,042 yards in his first season with the Redskins and notched 898 yards on the ground last year.Peterson has had his ups and downs, but he staved off Father Time in 2019. Last year, he played in 15 games and averaged 4.3 yards per tote.

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