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  • Kelly describes in emotional detail what happens after a soldier is killed in action

    WASHINGTON – White House chief of staff John Kelly, in an extraordinary and at times emotional statement on Thursday, explained in detail what happens when a soldier is killed in action. During the White House press briefing, Kelly said most Americans don’t know what happens when a soldier dies in combat. He offered a gripping description: “Their buddies wrap them up in whatever passes as a shroud. Puts them on a helicopter and sends them home. Their first stop is […]

  • What happened to missing 3-year-old forced to stand in alley? Answers may rest in family SUV

    DALLAS — The disappearance of three-year-old Sherin Mathews is posing plenty of problems for Richardson Police and public, but Dallas-based lawyer Chad Ruback says one thing is a guarantee. “Mr. Mathews is going to be convicted. Mr. Mathews is going to spend some time in prison for what he did,” Ruback told KDAF on Monday. “The only question is how long he’s going to be behind bars and what he’s convicted of.” “He has stupidly admitted that he knew there […]

  • Security guard shot in Las Vegas massacre breaks silence

    LAS VEGAS –The security guard who approached Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock’s hotel suite before the massacre said he heard “drilling sounds” before he was shot through the door. In an episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” set to air Wednesday, Jesus Campos recounts for the first time on TV the night of the shooting. Campos was wounded by Paddock on October 1, minutes before the gunman sprayed gunfire on concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from a hotel […]

  • Congresswoman says President Trump told widow of fallen soldier ‘he knew what he signed up for’

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump denied Wednesday that he told the widow of a U.S. serviceman killed in an ambush in Niger that “he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt.” Rep. Frederica Wilson, made the claim Tuesday night, saying she was present when the call took place. Sgt. La David Johnson was among the four U.S. soldiers killed by enemy fire in an October 4th ambush in Niger. Trump denied Wilson’s claim in a […]

  • Mom charged with murder after allegedly putting kids in oven, turning it on

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Two Atlanta toddlers were found dead late Friday night and the mother of the children has been charged with murder, according to WGCL. According to an arrest warrant obtained by WXIA, investigators believe the mother, 24-year-old Lamora Williams, put the children in an oven and turned it on. Officers were called out to the Oakland City West End Apartments on Friday night where two infants, 1-year-old Jakarter Penn and 2-year-old Keyounte Penn, were found dead. Police said […]

  • Pres. Trump says nation will return to saying ‘Merry Christmas’

    President Donald Trump assured a high-profile gathering of Christian conservatives on Friday that his administration will defend religious organizations. He’s promising a return to traditional American values while again subtly stoking the fire he helped ignite over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. Trump is the first sitting president to address the Values Voter Summit. He pledged Friday to turn back the clock in what he described as a nation that has drifted away from its religious roots. He […]

  • Woman survives Vegas shooting, loses home in California wildfires

    As a former firefighter and paramedic, Michella Flores has seen her fair share of emergency situations. But over the past couple of weeks she became a victim herself, and began to see things from a different perspective. She hasn’t really slept in days. Flores, who works as a flight attendant, was in Las Vegas on October 1, watching Jason Aldean perform at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when a gunman, perched in a suite on the 32nd floor of the […]

  • California firefighters say they finally ‘turned a corner’

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. — With the winds dying down, fire officials said Sunday they have apparently “turned a corner” against the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home. While the danger from the deadliest, most destructive cluster of blazes in California history was far from over, the smoky skies started to clear in some places. “A week ago this started […]

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expels Harvey Weinstein

    LOS ANGELES — Harvey Weinstein — who more than anyone defined and shaped the sharp-elbowed art of Oscar campaigning — has been expelled from the group that presents the Academy Awards. In the latest and perhaps most symbolic blow to the Hollywood mogul since a host of sexual harassment and assault allegations went public nine days ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board voted on Saturday to strip Weinstein’s membership. In a statement, the academy said the […]

  • Celebrity chef Guy Fieri cooks up barbecue feast for Santa Rosa fire victims

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Celebrity chef Guy Fieri pitched in to make sure displaced Santa Rosa residents and emergency workers had enough to eat Thursday. Fieri, a Santa Rosa resident himself, teamed up with the Salvation Army and created a temporary kitchen in the parking lot of the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building. Fieri and others served up thousands of meals, according to KTVU, dishing out barbecue favorites like pulled pork, roasted chicken and mac and cheese. “This is the […]

  • Texas prisoners donate $53,000 to victims of Hurricane Harvey

    TEXAS – Thousands of inmates in Texas have been visiting their prison’s commissary — not for a can of Sprite or a roll of tissue paper, but to donate money to Hurricane Harvey victims. In one month, 6,663 inmates raised more than $53,000, Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark told CNN. At prison commissaries, inmates use funds from electronic accounts to buy food, personal hygiene products and miscellaneous items such as paper and pens. Family and friends can […]

  • Long unhappy with Iran nuclear deal, Pres. Trump announces new strategy

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced a combative new strategy toward Iran on Friday, publicly rejecting the United States’ adherence to his predecessor’s nuclear deal but stopping short, for now, of scrapping the agreement entirely. The move to “decertify” Iran’s compliance in the nuclear pact doesn’t amount to ripping up the accord, as he promised to do as a candidate. Instead, Trump foisted the agreement upon Congress, which now has 60 days to determine a path forward. Republicans and Democrats […]