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Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former New York congressman and soon-to-be ex-husband of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, broke down in federal court today as he was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old high school student in North Carolina. Weiner, 53, who pleaded […]

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case




Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former New York congressman and soon-to-be ex-husband of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, broke down in federal court today as he was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old high school student in North Carolina. Weiner, 53, who pleaded […]

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case




Since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in the 2016 pre-season, several veterans who fought for the U.S. military have been expressing their support for Kaepernick’s protest. President Donald Trump may have helped turn Kaepernick’s silent demonstration into a bonafide movement when he […]

Veterans take a knee in support of national anthem protests



Since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in the 2016 pre-season, several veterans who fought for the U.S. military have been expressing their support for Kaepernick’s protest. President Donald Trump may have helped turn Kaepernick’s silent demonstration into a bonafide movement when he […]

Veterans take a knee in support of national anthem protests













When New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft came out publicly against President Trump over the ongoing spat over NFL players kneeling during the “Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of games, the man who previously called the president a “very good friend” was not alone, as multiple owners are beginning to speak out […]

NFL owners stand with players in Trump kneeling rebuke




Syria’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that victory against terrorists in his war-ravaged nation “is now within reach” while North Korea’s foreign minister said U.S. President Donald Trump’s insult to his country makes an attack against the U.S. mainland inevitable. Global conflicts, threats and challenges dominated the fifth day […]

Syria looks to peace, North Korea to attack on US ...









Some law enforcement agencies are getting some odd “recruits” recently, as seen in two funny Facebook posts by two separate police departments. First, a raccoon latched on to a Colorado officer’s windshield Thursday. Officer Christopher Frabbiele of the Colorado Springs Police Department was driving to the scene of a serious […]

2 police officers have funny encounters with a cat and ...


Following months of controversy, the Education Department said it would end Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assaults today. In a “dear colleague” letter, released in 2011, the Obama administration instructed schools to use a “preponderance of evidence” standard, rather than the more stringent “clear and convincing evidence standard, to prove […]

Trump admin. ends Obama-era policy on campus sexual assault









The back of a house in western Los Angeles exploded Wednesday, blowing debris across multiple backyards and significantly damaging the home and surrounding area. Two people were inside the West Hills home at the time of the incident, but according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, no one was injured. […]

Explosion damages multiple Los Angeles homes




For the first time in its nearly 250-year history, the United States Marine Corps will have a female infantry officer after she graduates from an infantry officer course on Monday, a U.S. official confirmed. The Marine’s completion of the course was first reported by The Washington Post. Her identity is […]

Marine Corps to have 1st female infantry officer





Officials in Charlottesville, Virginia, are trying to stop people from ripping down tarps that cover statues of Confederate generals. The Daily Progress reported Tuesday that the city has placed plastic fencing around the monuments to Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. The tarps have been ripped down six times. […]

Tarps covering Confederate statues are being ripped down








A recidivist jewel thief who became famous for her decades-long international crime spree is out of jail after her latest sentence. Doris Payne, 86, has a long rap sheet of robberies to her name, but most recently was arrested at a Walmart in July when she allegedly violated the terms […]

86-year-old jewel thief released from jail









President Donald Trump urged world leaders Tuesday to help restore “democracy and political freedoms” in Venezuela, singling out the South American country for some of his most blistering criticism in a speech to the United Nations. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hit back by calling the U.S. president “the new Hitler” […]

Trump slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro calls him ‘Hitler’


President Donald Trump urged world leaders Tuesday to help restore “democracy and political freedoms” in Venezuela, singling out the South American country for some of his most blistering criticism in a speech to the United Nations. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hit back by calling the U.S. president “the new Hitler” […]

Trump slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro calls him ‘Hitler’












The Phi Delta Theta fraternity has shuttered its Louisiana State University (LSU) chapter “effective immediately” after a freshman pledge died last week. After Maxwell Gruver, 18, of Georgia, died the morning of Sept. 14, LSU police launched an investigation into his death as a potential hazing incident. The university president […]

Fraternity shutters LSU chapter after pledge’s death