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  • Four months after his death, Charles Manson is buried

    The cremated remains of notorious cult leader Charles Manson were scattered on a California hillside following a Christian funeral on Saturday, nearly four months after his death. The burial came one week after Manson’s grandson, Jason Freeman, won the right to his grandfather’s body after a court battle that began shortly after Manson’s death on November 19. The family “acted like ninjas” to keep the funeral in Porterville, California, from gaining attention, Freeman said. About 20 people attended, he said, describing them as his […]

  • Package explodes in San Antonio, then Austin police respond to reports of another incident

    One person was injured at a site where an incendiary device was found Tuesday night in Austin, Texas, but the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives said no package bomb was involved and the agency doesn’t think the incident is related to the string of package bombs that has hit Austin four times and San Antonio once. Earlier, authorities said they were responding to a report of a possible explosion. At least one person was injured Tuesday night in […]

  • Fox News analyst blasts network as ‘propaganda machine’ while announcing departure

    A longtime Fox News analyst sharply criticized the network on Tuesday, denouncing the outlet as a “propaganda machine” devoted to President Trump, and saying that it was “wittingly harming our system of government for profit,” in a stunning internal email announcing his exit from the company. Ralph Peters, a US Army lieutenant colonel who served as a military analyst for Fox News, said he felt “compelled to explain” his departure from the company to colleagues, before skewering the network he […]

  • Cambridge Analytica contractor agrees to give interview to House intel

    A former Cambridge Analytica contractor and Facebook officials on Tuesday agreed separately to speak to Congress amid growing calls on Capitol Hill for the election data firm and the social media giant to explain how 50 million Facebook users’ data was used in the 2016 election. Christopher Wylie, the Cambridge Analytica contractor who has spoken out in recent days about the company, agreed to give an interview and documents to House Intelligence Committee Democrats, according to a committee official. A […]

  • Stormy Daniels polygraph report released

    Stormy Daniels was “truthful about having unprotected vaginal intercourse with Donald Trump in July 2006,” according to a polygraph test report from 2011. The report states that the “probability of deception was measured to be less than 1%.” It was given to CNN by Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ attorney and contains three pertinent questions: “Around July 2006, did you have vaginal intercourse with Donald Trump?,” “Around July 2006, did you have unprotected sex with Donald Trump?” and “Did Trump say you […]

  • Frontier offering deals on flights from St. Louis for as low as $29

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Frontier Airlines is offering some amazing deals on one-way flights for as low as $20. We found flights from St. Louis to Tampa for as low as $29.  A roundtrip flight is not necessary for purchase. These deals are only available until tomorrow (Wednesday 5-21-18). Trips must be scheduled between April 3 and May 9.  Learn more: When it comes to choosing an airline, there’s a lot of criteria to consider: Do you prioritize low airfare or […]

  • Male birth control pill one step closer to reality, researchers say

    For decades, birth control pills have exclusively been used by women. But a male birth control pill that is both safe and effective may be on the horizon, according to a new study. The results of the study were presented Sunday at the annual Endocrine Society meeting in Chicago. The researchers found that the proposed hormone pill, called dimethandrolone undecanoate or DMAU, effectively reduced testosterone and other hormone levels responsible for sperm production without any serious side effects, according to […]

  • Fed up with Facebook? Here’s how to protect your data

    Is it time to delete your Facebook account? That’s the question many of its users are asking in light of revelations that data firm Cambridge Analytica accessed and improperly stored information from millions of users. The hashtag #DeleteFacebook was trending on Twitter in wake of the news. “If you’re angry about what Facebook has done with our data then just #deletefacebook,” wrote one user on Twitter. “Remember we aren’t the customers we are the product.” While deleting Facebook seems like an […]

  • United suspends pet cargo flights

    United Airlines said it’s suspending a program that transports pets in cargo holds. It will stop accepting new reservations for its PetSafe program, though it will honor any reservations made through March 20, the airline said. The suspension comes as United reviews its pet transport policies, a process that should be completed by May 1. “We’re going to do a top-to-bottom review of the PetSafe operation,” said United spokesman Charlie Hobart. “Our goal is to continue to ensure the safety […]

  • Priest publicly wishes for Pope Francis’ quick death because of his views on immigration and Islam

    A Catholic priest from Poland is facing rebuke after calling Pope Francis a “foreign body” in the church and implying the Pope should pass away soon if his views on refugees and non-Christian beliefs don’t change. “I pray for wisdom for the pope, for his heart to open up to the Holy Spirit. And if he does not do that, I pray for his quick departure to the House of the Father,” Father Edward Staniek said during a homily in […]

  • Armed student dead after he shoots 2 others at Maryland high school, sheriff says

    An armed student who shot two other students at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday morning has died, according to St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron. The sheriff said the school resource officer engaged the shooter and ended the threat, which occurred in a hallway just before classes began. The officer fired a round at the shooter, and the shooter fired a round as well, Cameron said. The shooter was later pronounced dead, and the officer was not […]

  • 3 people were injured in a shooting at a Maryland high school, officials say

    Three people were injured in a shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday morning, according to Andrew Ponti, an official with the St. Mary’s County public information office. There are no fatalities reported at this time, Ponti said. It’s unclear if the shooter is among the injured, he said. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the shooting and said the event has been contained. The school was on lockdown for a brief time but students […]