Month: October 2019

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During a face-to-face meeting last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had some blunt advice for President Donald Trump: Stop attacking Senate Republicans.His presidency could depend on it, McConnell conveyed to Trump, according to a person familiar with the meeting, which was first reported by Politico. If Trump is impeached by the House of Representatives, the Republican-controlled […]

A Texas lawyer has been convicted of corruption for scamming roughly $1.5 million from international drug traffickers whom authorities say turned him to the FBI. Jamie Balagia, 62, was found guilty Tuesday of conspiracy to commit money laundering, obstruction of justice and wire fraud. The jury deliberated for about a day and a half following […]

It was a pitching duel worthy of deciding the destiny of the World Series: Zack Greinke v Max Scherzer in a battle of two aging aces. Yet in the end, the key struggle might have been internal, Scherzer’s spirit in defiance of a sore body that threatened to betray him. The 35-year-old woke up on Sunday with neck spasms that left […]

The disappearance of 19-year-old college student Aniah Blanchard is now being pursued as a criminal investigation in Alabama and foul play is suspected, a local prosecutor says.”We fear for her safety and do not believe she has gone missing on her own accord,” Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told CNN.Blanchard is the stepdaughter of […]

The husband of a former Texas deputy has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after he fatally choked a man outside a Denny’s restaurant.Terry Thompson was convicted of murder Monday and sentenced Wednesday in the death of 24-year-old John Hernandez, CNN affiliate KTRK reported.The young father was left unconscious last year after Thompson confronted him for […]

LARGO — Clearwater parking lot shooter Michael Drejka was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton. The sentence came during an emotional hearing about six weeks after a jury convicted Drejka of manslaughter. Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Joseph Bulone heard from relatives of the killer and victim before issuing his […]

Michael Drejka said he had feared for his life when he killed Markeis McGlockton in an argument over a parking spot. In a test of the self-defense law known as “Stand Your Ground,” a Florida jury on Friday night found Michael Drejka guilty of manslaughter for killing Markeis McGlockton, after an argument over a parking […]

DALLAS, Texas — A former Dallas police officer was sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 2 to 10 years in prison for killing her neighbor in his apartment, which she said she mistook for her own unit one floor below. Amber Guyger didn’t appear to show much reaction, at least from the angle of a live camera stream, as […]

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