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  • Social media influencer plotted to take internet domain at gunpoint. It didn’t end well

    The plan was like a bad movie script – complete with an attacker in a puzzling outfit and a backup weapon. The intruder entered a victim’s home in Iowa carrying a cell phone, a stolen gun and a Taser. On his head was pantyhose and a hat, along with dark sunglasses to mask his eyes, court documents show. But things did not go as planned. Now, Rossi Lorathio Adams II could face two decades in prison. A jury found him […]

  • CBP says system at breaking point with more than 76,000 migrants illegally crossing or inadmissible last month

    A surge of migrants along the US-Mexico border has US Customs and Border Protection at the “breaking point,” the Trump administration said Tuesday. More than 76,000 people were apprehended crossing illegally or without proper papers in February, the highest number of “encounters” in any February in the last 12 years, according to CBP. “The system is well beyond capacity and remains at the breaking point,” CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told reporters. Of the 76,000, 7,250 were unaccompanied children and 40,385 […]

  • Woman carrying gun and baby tackled after threatening to blow up San Diego church

    Church members on Sunday tackled a woman, carrying a handgun and a baby, who threatened to blow up the church during Easter service, San Diego Police said. The incident occurred as law enforcement and houses of worship were on heightened alert following deadly Easter Sunday bombings in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. San Diego Police arrived within two minutes of the first call and took the woman into custody, the department said in a statement. The woman, in her […]

  • Eiffel Tower goes dark to honor Sri Lanka bombing victims

    At the stroke of midnight in Paris, the Eiffel Tower went dark to honor the more than 200 people who died in the Sri Lanka bomb attacks. It’s a move the operators of the iconic landmark often make in tribute to causes and calamities. “Tonight, from 12:00 am, I will turn my lights off to pay tribute to the victims of the Sri Lanka attack,” a post on the tower’s Twitter account said. Ce soir, je m'éteindrai dès 00h00 pour […]

  • Philadelphia Flyers remove Kate Smith statue outside arena over racist songs

    A year after her 1986 death, the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers erected a statue to honor renowned singer Kate Smith, whose rendition of “God Bless America” was played during home games for decades, including the 2018-2019 season. But on Sunday the Flyers announced they had removed the statue, saying the team had discovered some of her songs contained racist lyrics and sentiments that were “incompatible” with the organization’s values. “The NHL principle ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ is at the heart of […]

  • Sri Lanka blocks social media nationwide after bombings, citing ‘false news reports’

    Sri Lanka placed a nationwide block on social media sites after more than 200 people died in multiple attacks on Sunday. The government, in taking the drastic step, cited “false news reports” it said were circulating online. The shutdown, which the government said would be temporary, highlights the challenges the world’s most powerful tech companies face in curbing the spread of misinformation and propaganda in the aftermath of terrorist attacks. It also raises questions of censorship and a government’s ability […]

  • Weeks after Nipsey Hussle’s slaying, many questions remains unanswered

    Three weeks after Nipsey Hussle was fatally gunned down in Los Angeles, the community continues to mourn and seek answers. As so often is the case, answers are elusive as an investigation into the 33-year-old rapper’s killing continues. Police have declined to divulge certain details they say could affect the outcome of the case against his alleged killer. Nipsey: More of a movement than a musician Still, those who grew up in the Crenshaw District that Nipsey loved and made […]

  • Couple gets married at Cleveland Airport baggage claim

    CLEVELAND, OH (WEWS) — A couple who met at the baggage claim at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport tied the knot in the same place Saturday. Michelle and Ron Peterson got married at the baggage claim at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, 12 years after meeting there for the first time. In 2007, Michelle was assigned by her boss to pick Ron up as he was coming into town from Los Angeles for work. The two hit it off and ended up […]

  • Woman caught on video tossing a plastic bag full of puppies near a trash bin

    Seven puppies were found next to a dumpster in Coachella, California, and authorities say they are looking for the woman caught on camera leaving them. The woman is accused of leaving the newborn puppies in a plastic bag near a dumpster behind a NAPA Auto Parts store on Thursday afternoon, according to Riverside County Animal Services. Commander Chris Mayer with animal services said he is building an animal cruelty case against the woman with the help of the Riverside County […]

  • Two 14-year-old Florida girls plotted to kill 9 people, police say

    AVON PARK, Fla. – Two Florida middle school students are facing felony charges for conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping after their arrests on Wednesday, WFTS reports. According to arrest records, an Avon Park Middle School teacher noticed the 14-year-old girls acting “hysterical” while looking for a folder. The teacher told authorities she heard one of the teenagers say, “I’m just going to tell them it’s a prank if they call me or if they find it.” “It doesn’t matter […]

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