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  • James Alex Fields Jr. (Credit: Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail via Los Angeles Times)

    Jury Recommends Life Sentence for Man Convicted of Murder After Plowing Into Crowd During Charlottesville Rally

    A jury has recommended life in prison plus 419 years for a man convicted of murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last year. The jury made its recommendation on Tuesday, a day after listening to emotional statements from the mother of a woman who was killed and from numerous people who were injured. James Alex Fields Jr. plowed into the counterprotesters during a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, 2017. […]

  • Modesto Ramos is seen in a booking photo released by the Tulare County Sheriff's Office.

    Tulare County Man Arrested After Allegedly Using Rifle to Kill Dog Urinating on His Yard

    Authorities say a Tulare County man accused of using an assault rifle to shoot and kill a dog that peed on his yard and car was arrested and faces animal cruelty charges. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Monday that the dog’s owner contacted officials Saturday after noticing her dog was missing and told authorities she suspected her neighbor, 23-year-old Modesto Ramos. The office says Ramos was arrested later Saturday after he told investigators he became angry […]

  • ‘Guardians and War on Truth’ Named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

    Time magazine’s 2018 person of the year are the “guardians and the war on truth.” The group is made up of four journalists and a newspaper that Time says “are representatives of a broader fight by countless others around the world.” Time’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal made the announcement Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” show. The magazine recognizes the person or group of people who most influenced the news and the world “for better or for worse” during the past year. The […]

  • Donald Trump answers questions from the press while departing the White House on Dec. 8, 2018. (Credit: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

    Trump, Democrats to Meet Tuesday About Border Wall, Possible Shutdown

    President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders are seeking to avert a partial government shutdown amid a sharp dispute over Trump’s border wall and a lengthy to-do list that includes a major farm bill and a formal rebuke of Saudi Arabia for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump is set to confer Tuesday at the White House with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer ahead of a Dec. 21 deadline to shut down a […]

  • This photo taken on July 15, 2014, shows a U.S. Marine KC-130 air refuelling tanker taking-off at the Futenma air base in Okinawa, Japan. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images)

    5 Missing Marines Declared Dead Following Warplane Collision Off Japanese Coast

    The U.S. military has declared five missing crew members dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan’s southern coast, and halted search and recovery operations. The five crew members were on a KC-130 refueling aircraft that collided last Thursday with an F/A-18 Hornet during regularly scheduled training. Two crew members in the F/A-18 were recovered after the accident, but one died. The U.S. Marines said the survivor was in stable condition when rescued. It […]

  • Nuns Allegedly Embezzled Funds From South Bay Catholic School to Pay for Gambling Trips to Las Vegas

    Church officials say a pair of nuns embezzled a “substantial” amount of money from the Southern California Catholic school where they worked for decades and used it to pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas casinos. Adrian Alarcon, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, said Monday the embezzlement appears to have gone on for about 10 years. During that time Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper was principal of St. James Catholic School in Torrance, which is overseen by the […]

  • Ex-Baylor Frat President Accused of Rape Won’t Face Jail Time or Have to Register as Sex Offender

    A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea bargain allowing a former Baylor University student accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party to avoid serving jail time, marking at least the third time the judge has approved probation for men accused of sexually assaulting Baylor students. Judge Ralph Strother’s decision to accept the plea deal sparked outrage from the woman who accused Jacob Walter Anderson of repeatedly raping her. The woman says she was plied with a drink […]

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    Federal Judge in San Francisco Tosses Bulk of Suit Arguing Trump Admin Arbitrarily Ended Family Reunification Program

    The Trump administration provided adequate justification for its decision to end a program that reunited hundreds of immigrants from Central America with family members in the U.S., a federal judge ruled Monday. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler threw out the bulk of a lawsuit that argued the termination of the Obama-era Central American Minors program was arbitrary and violated the U.S. Constitution. The program allowed parents legally in the U.S. to apply to bring children or other family members living in […]

  • President Trump speaks with reporters outside the White House on Nov. 29, 2018. (Credit: CNN)

    U.S., China Push Ahead With Trade Talks

    China’s economy czar and the U.S. Treasury secretary discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. Vice Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin talked by phone about “the promotion of the next economic and trade consultations,” a two-sentence Commerce Ministry statement said. It gave no other details. The announcement indicated talks are on track despite China’s weekend threats of […]