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    ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture Oscar after baffling on-stage flub

    It’s an Oscar moment that will go down in history. Not only did “Moonlight” pull out a surprise win over “La La Land” for best picture, but their big moment came after presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway accidentally announced the wrong winner. They initially announced “La La Land” as best picture. The cast and producers from “La La Land” had already taken the stage and began their acceptance speeches when they were interrupted and told “Moonlight was the actual […]

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    “Very disheartening:” 75-100 tombstones overturned, damaged at Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Between 75 and 100 tombstones were overturned and damaged Saturday night at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, police said Sunday. The incident at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in the Wissinoming neighborhood is being classified as institutional vandalism, but investigators have not established a motive, said Detective Jim McReynolds of the police department’s Northeast Detectives Division. Cemeteries are located on each corner of the intersection, but no vandalism was found at the three Christian cemeteries, he said. “As far […]

  • Neilson Rizzuto

    Man accused of driving truck into Mardi Gras parade crowd had .232 BAC; 28 people hurt

    NEW ORLEANS — The man accused of driving a truck into a Mardi Gras parade crowd, injuring 28 people, had a blood-alcohol level almost three times the legal limit, New Orleans police said Sunday. Neilson Rizzuto, 25, has been charged with two counts of first-degree vehicular negligence resulting in injury, and one count each of reckless operation and hit-and-run driving. He may face more charges, police said. Rizzuto had a blood-alcohol level .232%, police said Sunday. Officers used a breathalyzer to […]

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    Joseph Wapner, judge on “The People’s Court” passes away at 97

    LOS ANGELES — Judge Joseph Wapner, of the popular reality television program “The People’s Court,” died at age 97 on Sunday, February 26th at his home in Los Angeles, California, according to his son, Los Angeles County Judge Fred Wapner. He died of natural causes. The famed judge taped more than 2,000 episodes of “The People’s Court” during his 12-year tenure on the program, inspiring decades of similar courtroom shows, including “Judge Judy” and “Judge Joe Brown.” Prior to stardom, Wapner […]

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - FEBRUARY 22: (AFP-OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump discusses the federal budget in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

    President Trump’s nominee for Navy secretary, Philip Bilden, withdraws

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Navy, Philip Bilden, has withdrawn his name from consideration, Bilden and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Sunday in statements. Both Bilden’s and Mattis’ statements said Bilden’s business interests created complications. He recently retired from a private equity investment management firm, according to a White House statement. “After an extensive review process,” Bilden said, “I have determined that I will not be able to satisfy the Office of Government Ethics […]

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    Pres. Trump to call for substantial increase in military spending, cuts to several federal agencies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump will call for a substantial increase in military spending and look to safeguard Social Security and Medicare from any cuts in his first major step toward compiling a budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, a senior administration official told CNN on Sunday, February 26th. The White House on Monday will issue the outlines of a budget proposal to federal agencies, a document that has largely been drafted by Office of Management and Budget […]

  • Trayvon Martin

    Trayvon Martin’s death sparked a movement that lives on 5 years later

    Five years ago, the world learned of Trayvon Martin and how he died. The African-American teenager’s death at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer spurred a movement and gave rise to a rallying cry that resonates with many today: “#BlackLivesMatter.” Martin, 17, was carrying iced tea and candy as he walked from a convenience store to the home of his father’s fiancee in Sanford, Florida. Neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman spotted the teenager and called 911 to report “a […]

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    Bernie Sanders says he’s not ‘impressed’ with DNC election process

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bernie Sanders said on “State of the Union” Sunday, February 26th that he doesn’t believe his candidate for Democratic National Committee chairman, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, was defeated Saturday because the election was rigged, but the system could use some retooling. The Vermont senator was responding to a question from CNN’s Jake Tapper about whether President Donald Trump had a point when he tweeted early Sunday: “Bernie’s guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance.” “No, he […]

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    New DNC Chair Tom Perez: Need to investigate whether presidential election was ‘rigged’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is joining calls for an independent investigation into reported contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russians known to US intelligence. “What we need to be looking at is whether this election was rigged by Donald Trump and his buddy Vladimir Putin,” Perez said in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” on Sunday, February 26th. Perez argued that Attorney General Jeff Sessions can’t adequately investigate […]

  • Tribute to Bill Paxton

    Storm spotters spell out “BP” on live map in honor of Bill Paxton

    OKLAHOMA — A live map that tracks the location of storm spotters was showing some unique activity in Kansas and Oklahoma Sunday afternoon, February 26th. Storm spotters spelled out the initials “BP” in honor of actor Bill Paxton, who starred as a storm chaser in the movie ‘Twister.’ The GPS beacon tribute was coordinated through Spotter Network and led by storm chaser Daniel Shaw. The letters "BP" coming together on storm chaser GPS coordinates for actor Bill Paxton. #Twister #RIPBillPaxton pic.twitter.com/GXLlWVSfFV […]

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    Bill Paxton, actor in ‘Twister’ and ‘Aliens,’ dies at 61

    Actor Bill Paxton, whose extensive career included films such as “Twister,” “Aliens” and “Titanic,” has died, a representative for his family said in a statement. He was 61. “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” the statement said. “Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor […]

  • Adam Purinton

    Suspect opened up to bartender after allegedly shooting 3 in Kansas: “He said he shot and killed people”

    OLATHE, Kansas — A few hours after he allegedly shot three people in Kansas, killing one, Adam Purinton walked into an Applebee’s in neighboring Missouri and opened up to the bartender, according to 911 calls. Purinton told the bartender that he had shot two people in Olathe, Kansas, and was looking for a place to hide, the bartender told dispatchers. “So I’m a bartender at Applebee’s … and I had this guy come into my bar and he told me […]