Mother of suspect in 7 killings says he is 'not a monster'
- November 12, 2016

He asked the judge to deny bond for Kohlhepp, describing him as a "very, very risky individual" based on his prior kidnapping conviction and accused sex assault in 1987, for which was later required to register as a sex offender. Ezell said the judge granted the kind of bond she expected, given that Carver has no criminal record. "I'm reading about how risky he was and the kinds of things that he did, I wouldn't want to think, in some way, I put my family or my wife in danger", he said. (more...)
Veterans Day program Friday
- November 12, 2016

Veterans who served in wars ranging from World War II to the Vietnam War said they are gratified to see such an enthusiastic crowd come out to honor them. "A lot of people think the Legion is a place where a bunch of old men sit around, smoke cigarettes and drink beer - but that's not it at all", he said. (more...)
Trump wins Omaha electoral vote Trump wins Omaha electoral vote
- November 10, 2016

ME has never split its electoral votes. A difference of 77 votes. - Races remain too close to call in seven states plus the Omaha-based congressional district in Nebraska. Republicans have expanded their power in state capitols to their strongest levels in decades, picking up several previously held Democratic governorships while also claiming control of some key legislative chambers. (more...)
New Jersey fatal stabbing victims ID'd New Jersey fatal stabbing victims ID'd
- November 07, 2016

The attack, which Newark Mayor Ras Baraka called "one of the most tragic and savage" he's seen, left an 8-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy and a 23-year-old woman dead. Investigators blocked off the street where the stabbings occurred, and several nearby residents gathered to watch as the investigation unfolded. The victim's identities are not being released at this time. (more...)
Obama should be investigated over Clinton emails Obama should be investigated over Clinton emails
- November 07, 2016

Other emails out Tuesday reveal Clinton's team fretted they'd have to "clean up" President Obama's comments that he wasn't aware of her private email arrangement. "So insane", Tanden said. "Most of that has to do with awful decisions made pre-campaign, but a lot has to do with her instincts", Podesta wrote on September 6, 2015. (more...)
Former Christie allies Bridget Kelly, Bill Baroni convicted in Bridge Gate trial Former Christie allies Bridget Kelly, Bill Baroni convicted in Bridge Gate trial
- November 06, 2016

Sentencing is set for February 21. The government, in four hours of closing arguments on Friday, sought to portray Kelly and Baroni, as Christie's "loyal lieutenants" who used their power to punish political targets. His sentencing hasn't been scheduled. Bridgegate testimony from 34 witnesses, supported by hundreds of excerpts from emails, text messages, documents and video recordings, has created a picture in which public officials wielded control over state resources to encourage or ... (more...)
Vladimir Putin grants Steven Seagal Russian citizenship Vladimir Putin grants Steven Seagal Russian citizenship
- November 04, 2016

That's not why he got it, though. Seagal isn't the first westerner to granted citizenship, with actor Gérard Depardieu and boxer Roy Jones Jr previously made Russian by Putin. Earlier this year Seagal was given Serbian nationality after offering to set up a martial arts school in the capital Belgrade. And of course, where Putin's name goes, Donald Trump's often follows - and so it has in Seagal's Twitter feed, where the actor has regularly retweeted comments in support of the GOP ... (more...)
Authorities: Woman 'chained up like a dog' inside container Authorities: Woman 'chained up like a dog' inside container
- November 04, 2016

Police found Brown "chained inside the container like a dog", Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright told NBC-WYFF . It is believed she had suffered in those conditions for two months. Wright said Brown told investigators that there may be other victims. A convicted sex offender, Kohlhepp was taken into custody. Carver and Brown were last seen together leaving a friend's home on August 30. (more...)
Penn State's Saquon Barkley honored following big game Penn State's Saquon Barkley honored following big game
- November 04, 2016

The Nittany Lions are averaging 107 more yards and just over nine more points per game over their last four since that demoralizing defeat in Ann Arbor prompted McSorley to label the effort "embarrassing". Maybe it's the concern Iowa had an extra week to prepare, much like Penn State did before facing off against Ohio State, while the Buckeyes were playing in an emotional overtime victory against an extremely physical Wisconsin team. (more...)
Services set for Iowa officer gunned down in auto Services set for Iowa officer gunned down in auto
- November 04, 2016

Officers had escorted Greene from an Urbandale High School football game in October. In the video, officers can be seen asking Greene to leave school property while he insists he was assaulted and his flag was stolen. Officials have identified the suspect as 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene of Urbandale, Iowa . 'We wish we never would have contact with this person, ' she said. (more...)
US Justice Dept to prioritize email probe as Clinton's support dents
- November 03, 2016

In the original probe of Clinton's email, where the Federal Bureau of Investigation tried to determine whether she compromised classified material by using a personal email server, Comey said criminal charges were not warranted. The White House, meanwhile, stopped short of joining the chorus of criticism, with Press Secretary Josh Earnest telling reporters on Monday that he would neither defend nor criticize Comey's decision. (more...)
Stephen Colbert blasts Anthony Weiner, James Comey over Clinton email probe
- November 03, 2016

Barely a week from the election, the NBC News/SurveyMonkey weekly poll showed Clinton's six-point national lead remained essentially unchanged since last week. "Comey's recent public comments on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her emails, apparently before seeing any evidence, and against the advice of the Justice Department according to press reports...make it clear that for the good of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department, he should resign his ... (more...)
More Surprises: FBI Releases Files On Bill Clinton's Pardon Of Marc Rich More Surprises: FBI Releases Files On Bill Clinton's Pardon Of Marc Rich
- November 03, 2016

The files were part of a regular release of information that had been called for several times under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement late Tuesday evening. Comey is under fire for reopening the probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state. Vox appears to have been the first to report on this development, writing , "Someone at the Federal Bureau of Investigation thought it was a good ... (more...)
Cubs force World Series Game 7
- November 02, 2016

Lonnie Chisenhall was hit by a pitch, advancing Napoli to second base. Even after Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the ninth, pushing the Cubs to a 9-2 lead and giving the home crowd a chance to start heading for home with the clock still shy of midnight, Chapman went back to the mound in the bottom of the ninth. (more...)
All treats, no tricks: Tips for a safe Halloween
- November 01, 2016

Concerns about neighbourhood safety have spawned Trunk or Treat parties, where parents decorate their cars in a Halloween theme and hand out treats from the trunk. In just a few days, kids get to morph into their favorite super heroes and see who can collect the most candy while trick or treating . If there is no sidewalk, children should walk on the edge of the road and facing traffic, another standard pedestrian rule offered by the police and Red Cross. (more...)
With schedules, Trump, Clinton reveal strategy and style With schedules, Trump, Clinton reveal strategy and style
- November 01, 2016

On Friday, FBI Director James Comey said the agency is investigating some newly discovered emails related to the Clinton campaign. Multiple media reports have linked the emails devices used by Huma Abedin, a senior Clinton aide, and her estranged husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner. (more...)
Senate: "Cease and desist" collection efforts of CA Guard
- October 31, 2016

The Los Angeles Times reported over the weekend that almost 10,000 soldiers were ordered to repay enlistment bonuses after audits revealed overpayments by the California National Guard. Investigators have found that numerous California Guard officials participated in the fraud in order to meet enlistment targets - not unlike the recent Wells Fargo scandal - the Los Angeles Times reported. (more...)
Trump gives $10 million after slowing campaign contributions
- October 30, 2016

Even with the addition, he would fall $34 million short of his $100 million target. Still, the campaign of his Democratic counterpart, Hillary Clinton, has a sizable cash advantage with $153 million in the bank as of last week, according to the Federal Election Commission. (more...)
Ex-Bill Clinton aide memo roils wife's campaign over ethics
- October 30, 2016

The latest hack and subsequent dump of Clinton campaign staffer John Podesta's emails has produced what amounts to the script of a soap opera, with infighting among Clinton Foundation staffers. "As a longtime Bill Clinton adviser came under fire several years ago for alleged conflicts of interest involving a private consulting firm and the Clinton Foundation , he mounted an audacious defense: Bill Clinton's doing it, too". (more...)
Joe Biden on Clinton's list for secretary of state Joe Biden on Clinton's list for secretary of state
- October 29, 2016

Biden , of DE, had considered running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. Clinton has stressed that she is still focused on the campaign even while a transition process is under way. And according to the vice president's wife, Joe Biden has been considered for the position of secretary of State before. The report said Biden was unaware of the push to keep him in the upper echelons of government when his term as vice president ends. (more...)
Trump campaign downplays Clinton cash advantage Trump campaign downplays Clinton cash advantage
- October 29, 2016

Gov. Pence holds rally in Colorado Springs. . But the development all but ensures that, even should she win the White House, the Democrat and several of her closest aides would celebrate a victory a under a cloud of investigation. "The race is on and we're going to race all the way to the checkered flag", Pence said, to cheers. "We're not embracing either candidate or making any student take a side, I just thought what a great opportunity it would be for them to perform on a national stage in ... (more...)
Wisconsin Student Accused of Assaulting 4 More Women Wisconsin Student Accused of Assaulting 4 More Women
- October 28, 2016

Cook is facing nine criminal charges, including strangulation and false imprisonment, after the acquaintance said he assaulted her and choked her at his apartment October 12. "These allegations have come as a result of the complete misstatement that there was a list in a stalking notebook about how he groomed his victims, and how there was a reference in a category to kill", Van Wagner said. (more...)
California National Guard members won't have to pay back bonuses
- October 27, 2016

Senior Defense Department officials have been told to assess the bonus situation and establish a "streamlined, centralized process" by the start of next year, Carter said in the statement. "But the point is that. there won't be any more collections until we put in place a process that can expeditiously and fairly deal with these issues", he said. (more...)
HIV 'Patient Zero' cleared of causing epidemic in US HIV 'Patient Zero' cleared of causing epidemic in US
- October 27, 2016

Dr McKay said: 'Gaetan Dugas is one of the most demonized patients in history, and one of a long line of individuals and groups vilified in the belief that they somehow fueled epidemics with malicious intent'. Dugas was listed as "Case O57". "We also recovered the HIV-1 genome from the individual known as "Patient 0" and found neither biological nor historical evidence that he was the primary case in the USA or for subtype B as a whole", the scientists conclude. (more...)
Mike Pence: It's time for Republicans to come home
- October 26, 2016

Campaigning in a county that overwhelmingly voted in 2012 for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Pence told a crowd of almost 1,000 supporters, "This is not the time to make a statement". And let me be clear on this point, as Donald Trump said yesterday in Naples, it's time to come home and re-elect Republican majorities in the United States House and United States Senate. (more...)
Key absentee ballot due dates coming up Key absentee ballot due dates coming up
- October 26, 2016

Absentee voters who choose to receive their ballot electronically, print their own paper ballot to mark by hand or use the online ballot marking tool to mark and print the ballot. You also may deliver your completed absentee ballot in person to your elections board until 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. You do not have to place a check mark next to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton's name for your remaining votes down the ballot to be counted. (more...)
5 killed in wrong-way crash on MA highway 5 killed in wrong-way crash on MA highway
- October 25, 2016

Troopers are still gathering information about the victims. The crash occurred in the northbound lanes of Route 495 between exits 3 and 4 near the Route 28 interchange. Police said the wrong-way driver was the sole occupant of the first vehicle and four people were aboard the second vehicle. The crash under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police with assistance from the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and State Police Crime Scene Services Section. (more...)
Pedro says United win proves Chelsea's title credentials
- October 25, 2016

Chelsea's N'Golo Kante scores their fourth goal in the match against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, London October 23, 2016. The Chelsea player was speaking after Sunday's 4-0 victory over Manchester United , their third win in a row after losing to Arsène Wenger's side. (more...)
Thousands of American Soldiers Are Now Fighting a New Battle at Home
- October 25, 2016

The California National Guard says it's helping soldiers and veterans file appeals that can wipe away their debts, but soldiers told the Los Angeles Times the process is tricky and gives no guarantees the debts will go away. "We'd be more than happy to absolve these people of their debts", Maj. The guard said it has to follow the law, and will collect the money. The Pentagon has been admonished for reneging on enlistment bonus contracts for thousands of soldiers and veterans putting many ... (more...)
Chelsea can win Premier League title, says Pedro
- October 25, 2016

Moses, whose team will next face Mourinho's Manchester United on Sunday, has clocked up 433 minutes over nine appearances in all competitions this season, scoring three times. "Every game is a big motivation for us, that doesn't change". It doesn't matter who we play. He brought me back from Benfica. "I don't know him really well as a manager but I know his character and his personality and he is really focused on his job and I'm sure in the end he's going to do a good job at Chelsea ", he ... (more...)
Duterte: Separation doesn't mean severing ties with US
- October 24, 2016

Duterte struck a more conciliatory tone as he arrived back in the Philippines after a four-day visit to Beijing. "Their larynx is not adjusted to civility", Duterte said while speaking before China's elite at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, according to a video broadcast by Rappler, a Philippine news site. (more...)
Water main floods trench in Boston, at least 1 dead Water main floods trench in Boston, at least 1 dead
- October 23, 2016

The main broke open at about 1 p.m. Crews worked frantically to drain the trench on Dartmouth Street Friday afternoon. The first body was recovered around 6:30 p.m. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told The Boston Globe that when the pipe burst, the workers "weren't able to get themselves out of a hole". (more...)
Kevin Meaney, actor and stand-up comedian, dies at 60 Kevin Meaney, actor and stand-up comedian, dies at 60
- October 23, 2016

He starred as the title character in the 1990-91 CBS sitcom " Uncle Buck ", based on the hit movie. Meaney was in stand-up comedy for almost 30 years. RIP." And Judd Apatow tweeted , " Kevin Meaney was as amusing as they get and the nicest man. McKean wrote , " Kevin Meaney was a great standup, a terrifically amusing actor and a very nice man. (more...)
Adviser says he told Christie officials knew of bridge plot
- October 22, 2016

Taking the stand this morning, Kelly told jurors that Christie first learned about the lane shutdown from her on August 12. He also testified that Democratic New York Gov. The day after Kelly said she first told Christie about the traffic study, she wrote in an email to Wildstein: "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee", to which Wildstein responded, "Got it". (more...)
Chemical spill in Kansas town spurs call for residents to stay indoors Chemical spill in Kansas town spurs call for residents to stay indoors
- October 22, 2016

The company involved in the leak produces distilled alcohol products, industrial alcohol and wheat proteins and starches, according to its website . An apparent chemical spill Friday morning in Atchison prompted city leaders to warn residents to stay indoors, close all windows and turn off their furnaces and air conditioners. (more...)
Jack Cichy: Jack Cichy named Big Ten Player of the Week Jack Cichy: Jack Cichy named Big Ten Player of the Week
- October 21, 2016

Wisconsin: QB Alex Hornibrook. "I feel good about where we are at, " Hornibrook said. At running back, the Badgers feature an electric playmaker in Corey Clement who, on any given play, could possibly take it the distance. He matched a career high with a 164-yard rushing performance in the Badgers' 30-23 overtime loss to second-ranked Ohio State last week, showing plenty of patience to allow holes to develop that led Clement to his best outing since collecting the same number of yards ... (more...)
USC Game Moved to Sunday
- October 20, 2016

SC counters with running backs A.J. Turner (57 carries, 270 yards, 2 TDs) and David Williams (23 carries, 110 yards). Georgia received votes in last week's polls, but dropped out of the top 25 rankings with both the AP and Coaches after losing to Tennessee. (more...)
Final Wisconsin senate debate held at MU Law School
- October 20, 2016

The St. Norbert College Wisconsin Survey released this week had Clinton 8 points ahead of Trump and Feingold 12 points ahead of Johnson. Johnson, who helped build a manufacturing company in Oshkosh before running for the Senate in 2010 and beating Feingold, is trying to become the first Republican to win election to the Senate in a presidential year since 1980. (more...)
Truck plunges off San Diego bridge, killing 4 in crowd below
- October 19, 2016

Sepolio suffered major trauma and is being treated for his injuries at UC San Diego Hospital, Sanchez said. Chuck Kaye said, "When the truck came off the overpass, units, officers from San Diego PD were moments away, came into the crowd, solicited the help of those who were here that were impacted by the horrific event, and were able to make way for the fire to get in and evacuate the injured". (more...)
The Big 12 Has Decided Not To Expand
- October 18, 2016

That gives current Big 12 members time to figure things out and get on the same page, arrange for their alternate plans should the conference implode, and for prospective Big 12 members to build themselves up and make it more hard to not receive the votes they so desperately want from the Big 12. (more...)