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  • Congress reaches Russia sanctions deal

    The House and Senate reached a deal Saturday to slap Russia with fresh sanctions and give Congress new veto power to block any easing of those sanctions — an agreement that could send a new bill to President Donald Trump’s desk before the end of the month. House and Senate negotiators announced an agreement was reached Saturday morning for a bill that would include new sanctions against Russia, Iran, and North Korea. Despite the White House lobbying for changes to […]

  • “Looking back at it now, it’s incredibly hard:” Princes William and Harry recall their last words with Princess Diana

    Prince William and Prince Harry have spoken of their regret at the brevity of their final phone call with their mother, Princess Diana, just hours before her 1997 death in a car crash in Paris. In a new documentary set to release on Monday by ITV in Great Britain and HBO in the United States, Prince Harry recalls how quickly he got off the phone with his mother. The two brothers were at Balmoral Castle in Scotland when Diana called […]

  • Colorado father arrested in connection with 2012 killing of 13-year-old son

    VALLECITO, Colo. — The father of a missing Colorado 13-year-old was arrested Saturday July 22nd in connection with the boy’s 2012 death, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said. A grand jury had issued an indictment for Mark Redwine after establishing probable cause in connection with the killing of his son, Dylan Redwine. “The investigation into Dylan’s disappearance and death spanned four and a half years, culminating in Saturday’s arrest,” the sheriff’s office said. Dylan was 13 when he went […]

  • Man says he stabbed dog for siding with girlfriend in arguments

    Lee County, FL — A boyfriend allegedly claimed his girlfriend’s dog would always take her side in an argument. Minutes later, he stabbed the dog, according to a Lee County arrest report. 26-year-old Mike Lado is facing one charge of animal cruelty, resulting in a death. According to his arrest report, Lado had been out drinking for several hours and returned home and began arguing with his girlfriend. Blue, a Boxer Lab mix, was sitting next to his owner, Lado’s girlfriend, […]

  • Pokemon Go festival in Chicago gets off to rough start

    If you thought Pokemon Go was just a passing fad, think again. More than a year after the game was released on mobile devices, it’s still being played by millions of people. On Saturday, as many as 20,000 people gathered in Grant Park in Chicago for a “Pokemon Go Fest,” according to the Chicago Tribune. But the festival got off to a rough start because of connectivity problems, according to the verified Twitter account of the Pokemon Go app. The tweet […]

  • ‘Wonder Woman’ sequel is a go

    LOS ANGELES — Wonder Woman will be back for another solo adventure. Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics announced a sequel to the Gal Gadot-led superhero film during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The studio also said its intends to do a standalone film starring Batgirl and a sequel to “Suicide Squad.” Gadot made an appearance at the news-packed panel, along with other members of the “Justice League” cast. Ben Affleck (Batman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Ray Fisher (Cyborg) […]

  • Texas deputies seize over 40 pounds of methanphetamines

    TEXAS — Deputies in Williamson County, Texas made a significant dent in the amount of methanphetamines on the streets recently. Deputies seized 41.3 pounds (18.73 kilograms) of the drug on Tuesday near the community of Jarrell along Interstate 35 north of Austin. Deputies stopped 37 year old Jessica Verdiguel for driving in the left hand lane without passing and for failing to maintain a single lane. Upon questioning Verdiguel, advised the detectives that she was on her way to Dallas […]

  • This musician strummed a guitar during his own brain surgery

    Guitar players can strum almost anywhere, from a beach to a park bench to an operating room — while undergoing brain surgery. That’s where Abhishek Prasad peddled his musical wares during a four-hour surgery in India that aimed to correct cramping in his fingers, his surgeon said. For 20 months before the July 11 procedure, Prasad had suffered from a neurological condition called musical dystonia, said Dr. Sharan Srinivasan, head neurosurgeon at the Bhagwayn Mahaveer Jain Hospital in Bangalore. “This is a […]

  • Wells Fargo ordered to rehire whistleblower and pay $577,500 in back wages

    A federal agency has ordered Wells Fargo to give a whistleblower her job back, along with $577,500 in back pay and damages. The whistleblower was working as a branch manager in Pomona, California, when she was fired for reporting misconduct related to the bank’s fake account scandal, according to findings released on Friday by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Wells Fargo “terminated the employee turned whistleblower in September 2011 because of concerns raised that the bank’s private bankers […]

  • Hawaii to test nuclear warning system amid North Korea’s threats

    Hawaii is set to become the first state in the US to test an “attack- warning” system in the event of a North Korean nuclear missile strike. Starting in November, Hawaii’s disaster warning plan will include a new protocol in case of a nuclear attack, CNN affiliate KNHL reports. But some are concerned the announcement will scare off tourists from visiting the island. A “guidance summary” from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency says residents will be alerted of nuclear detonation […]

  • New Jersey raises smoking age to 21; 3rd state to do so

    New Jersey is set to become the third state to raise its smoking age to 21, after Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Friday that hikes the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 19. We “are giving young people more time to develop a maturity and better understanding of how dangerous smoking can be and that it is better to not start smoking in the first place,” Christie said in a statement. “My mother died from the effects […]

  • Friendly fire kills 16 Afghan police

    16 Afghan police officers were killed in an airstrike in Helmand province on Friday, a provincial government spokesman said on Saturday. The friendly-fire deaths occurred during a US-supported Afghan National Defense and Security Forces operation targeting militants in Gereshk district. “Aerial fires resulted in the deaths of the friendly Afghan forces who were gathered in a compound,” US Forces-Afghanistan said. Two other officers were injured in the incident, Omar Zwak, a provincial government spokesman, said. Helmand, a sprawling province in […]