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  • Google's Doodle on Oct. 17, 2017 commemorated the release of Selena's breakout solo record.

    Google Honors Selena With Doodle Commemorating 1989 Album Release

    Fans of slain Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla know October 17 is a special day. That was the date in 1989 when her first studio album “Selena” debuted. Four more albums would come later, including the posthumous “Dreaming of You” which was released after the singer was shot and killed at age 23 by her former employee Yolanda Saldívar on March 31, 1995. Google’s latest Doodle pays tribute to Quintanilla, who was professionally known as “Selena.” The Google Doodle’s animated video […]

  • US President Donald Trump speaks to a reporter as he takes part in a radio interview in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, on October 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump to McCain: ‘Be Careful Because at Some Point I Fight Back’

    President Donald Trump, hours after Sen. John McCain delivered a speech that repudiated the President, warned the Arizona Republican to “be careful” because at some point he will “fight back.” McCain, while accepting the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia on Monday night, warned the United States against turning toward “half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.” The speech was a repudiation of Trump, who the Arizona Republican has long feuded with, and the worldview […]

  • Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) (left) speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C. on September 23, 2011. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Drug Czar Nominee Withdraws Following Investigative Report About Drug Lobby’s Influence on Opioid Distribution

    Rep. Tom Marino was President Trump’s pick to be drug czar. His decision to withdraw from consideration on Tuesday is a direct result of a groundbreaking investigation by The Washington Post and CBS’ “60 Minutes.” “It’s a stunning result,” Jeff Leen, the Post’s editor in charge of investigations, told CNN Tuesday morning. “We put the facts out there and we let other people take care of the results.” The Post’s story — titled “The Drug Industry’s Triumph Over The DEA” […]

  • The parking lot of a Walmart, where a truck trailer was found with 10 deceased immigrants, is seen on July 23, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. (Credit: Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images)

    Truck Driver Pleads Guilty to Charges Related to Deaths of 10 Migrants in San Antonio Big Rig

    The driver of a tractor-trailer found in July packed with dozens of undocumented immigrants, 10 of whom died, pleaded guilty to federal charges in San Antonio on Monday and faces up to life in prison. James Matthew Bradley Jr., 61, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to transport aliens resulting in death and one count of transporting aliens resulting in death, according to a Department of Justice news release. By pleading guilty, Bradley admitted that “he conspired to transport […]

  • Netflix to Spend Up to $8 Billion on Programming Next Year

    Netflix and chill doesn’t come cheap. The company said Monday that it will spend as much as $8 billion on shows and movies in 2018, up from $6 billion earmarked for content this year. The boost in spending comes at a time when tech giants like Apple, Amazon and Facebook are all using their sizable checkbooks to hunt for original shows and movies. “We have a good head start, but our job is to improve Netflix as rapidly as possible … to […]

  • President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Rose Garden during a news conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Oct. 16, 2017. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Trump for 1st Time Discusses U.S. Troops Killed in Niger, Falsely Claims Past Presidents Didn’t Contact Servicemen’s Relatives

    Breaking his public silence about four American soldiers killed during an ambush in Niger, President Donald Trump said Monday he’d penned personal letters to their families and planned to phone them later this week. He also claimed, without merit, that his predecessors hadn’t written or called the families of slain American troops during their tenures, though the tradition of presidents reaching out after US servicemen are killed in action is long-established. Trump said he’d written the letters over the weekend, and […]

  • The Justice Department seal is seen on June 29, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Chief Deputy US Marshal Engaged in Sexual Activity With ‘Numerous’ Women on Government Property, Report Finds

    A chief deputy US marshal was caught “engaging in sexual activity with numerous different women within government space,” according to findings from a Justice Department inspector general investigation published Monday. The man was not named in the publicly released summary, and it is unclear whether he still has his job. “As a general policy and due to privacy laws, the US Marshals Service does not discuss specific employee disciplinary actions, or comment on personnel actions or matters that may impact personal […]

  • Somalia Car Bombings Kill at Least 300 People

    At least 300 people were confirmed dead after a double car bombing rocked Mogadishu on Saturday, making it the deadliest attack in Somalia’s modern history. The revised death toll followed efforts by rescue works to recover bodies from the rubble and the deaths of several people who succumbed to their wounds on Monday, according to Maj. Ahmed Ibrahim of the police force. More than 30 people injured severely by the blast were airlifted to Turkey on Monday by military air […]

  • Jessica Chambers is seen in a photo provided to CNN.

    Mistrial Declared in Case of 19-Year-Old Mississippi Woman Who Died After Being Set on Fire in Car

    A judge declared a mistrial Monday in the case of a Mississippi teenager who was burned to death three years ago. The jury failed to reach a verdict. Quinton Tellis, 29, was charged with capital murder because 19-year-old Jessica Chambers’ death in December 2014 occurred during the commission of another crime, third-degree arson. If convicted, Tellis could have faced life in prison after prosecutors did not seek the death penalty. Tellis, who was charged in 2016 while he was in […]