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  • College admission scandal: Loughlin and accused parents want to see evidence before filing substantive motions

    Seventeen parents charged in connection with the college admission scandal — including actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli — are asking the court to suspend “substantive motion practice” until they can review the prosecutors’ evidence against them, according to a motion filed Monday. While the government has indicated discovery is “extremely voluminous,” defendants have not yet received any, the filing states. “Defendants would like an opportunity to review discovery in a meaningful way before filing of substantive motions […]

  • Sports gambler extends Jeopardy! streak, surpasses $1M in winnings

    James Holzhauer is making “Jeopardy!” look easy. The professional sports gambler wowed the game show’s audience again after he won for the 14th time Tuesday. Holzhauer won $118,816 in the game that aired Tuesday. That brought his total earnings on the Alex Trebek-hosted show to $1,061,554. He’s the second person in the show’s history to earn more than $1 million in the regular season. “Despite what ‘The Social Network’ says, $1 million felt really cool,” Holzhauer said in a statement. The only other […]

  • President Trump meets with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after accusing platform of bias

    President Donald Trump met with Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey on Tuesday, hours after Trump erroneously accused the social media company of “discriminatory” behavior toward conservative users. The meeting, first reported by Vice, was confirmed by Trump, who tweeted a photo of the meeting. “Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general,” Trump wrote. “Look forward to keeping an open dialogue!” In a statement, a Twitter spokesperson said, “Jack had a constructive meeting […]

  • Florida deputies placed on restrictive duty after video shows one of them slamming teen’s head

    Two Broward County sheriff’s deputies are on “restricted administrative assignment” after a video surfaced that appears to show one of them slamming a teenage boy’s head into the ground. Sgt. Gregory Lacerra and Deputy Christopher Krickovich have also been ordered to surrender their sheriff’s office identification cards and their official-issued weapons, the sheriff’s office said. Authorities launched an internal affairs investigation after the video surfaced last week. It appears to show a Florida deputy spraying pepper spray in the face […]

  • NASA’s InSight mission ‘hears’ first quake on Mars

    For the first time since landing on Mars in November, NASA’s InSight mission has recorded and measured what scientists believe to be a “marsquake.” Martian winds have been recorded on the surface and can be heard on the recording released by the agency. But then, a deeper sound emerges, recorded by the lander’s seismometer that was installed on the Red Planet’s surface in December. It’s a seismic signal that was recorded April 6, and by all indications, the InSight team […]

  • Merriam-Webster adds 640 new words to dictionary

    A word (heh) of warning: If you hate internet slang and buzzy pop culture words, this news isn’t for you. Merriam-Webster has added 640 new words to the dictionary, and together, they’re a pretty good portrait of how we talk to each other online in 2019. Take, for instance, the word “buzzy.” We just used it in the previous paragraph and it felt so natural! So appropriate. And wouldn’t you know, it’s one of those 640 new words. The most […]

  • Crystal Lake police release father’s 911 call about missing 5-year-old son

    “We have a missing child.” With those words, the father of 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund calmly reported the Illinois boy missing Thursday morning, according to a 911 call released by the Crystal Lake Police Department on Tuesday. “Woke up this morning and he wasn’t … he wasn’t,” Andrew Freund Sr. told the dispatcher. Police have said they’re putting special focus on Andrew’s home after determining it’s unlikely was abducted or walked away. The boy’s father told the 911 dispatcher he […]

  • Texas couple held girl as slave for 16 years

    When she arrived in the US, the West African girl was just five years old, but she soon was responsible for caring for a Texas couple’s children, cooking, cleaning and mowing the lawn. She was abused and neglected for 16 years — until she escaped, according to a criminal complaint against the couple. The pair has now been sentenced to seven years each in prison and nearly $300,000 in restitution, according to a Monday news release from the Justice Department. […]

  • Child punched for not being good enough lookout for shoplifting grandma, police say

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – A 7-year-old was punched after not being a good enough lookout for his shoplifting grandma, police say. Phoenix police responded to a Walmart near 75th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road on Friday night for a suspected child abuse call. Court documents state 27-year-old Rebecca Gonzales came to the store to pick up her 7-year-old son, who was being used by his grandmother as a lookout while she shoplifted. Officers reportedly saw Gonzales slap and punch the child […]

  • Brothers implicated, then cleared, in attack sue Jussie Smollett’s legal team for defamation

    The brothers accused of attacking actor Jussie Smollett, only to be cleared of the crime when prosecutors announced Smollett had orchestrated a hoax to advance his career, are suing his legal team for defamation, attorneys said Tuesday. The federal lawsuit alleges defamation and false light by attorney Tina Glandian for saying, among other things, that brothers Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo attacked the “Empire” actor and dealt steroids, and that Abimbola engaged in sexual relations with the actor. The lawsuit also […]

  • Computers, not TV, are to blame for increase in US sitting time, study says

    There’s a key culprit in the battle against sitting. Time spent watching TV and videos has remained consistently high in the United States over the past 15 years, but time sitting at a computer has increased dramatically, new research finds. Leisure-time computer use increased between 4.8% and 38% for various age groups between 2001 and 2016, said Yin Cao, senior author of the new study and an assistant professor of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Overall, up […]

  • ‘Lighter-than-air’ aircraft has first test flight

    An innovative aircraft that turns into a “lighter-than-air” balloon to propel itself forward has been flown for the first time. The Phoenix is designed to repeatedly switch between being lighter and heavier than air to generate thrust and allow it to stay in the skies indefinitely. Officially known as an “ultra-long endurance autonomous aircraft,” it was developed by scientists in Scotland and flown over a distance of 120 meters (394 feet) during its first test flight in March. The blimp-like […]

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