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Pet owner’s two dogs killed while protecting him from armed intruder

Pet owner’s two dogs killed while protecting him from armed intruder

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating an armed intruder that killed a man’s dogs – right in front of him – on the east side. Last Wednesday, Thomas Brookshire heard a knock at his door. He opened the door to a man wearing a mask, hoodie and skull cap. “Pulled a gun in my…MORE

TSA agents help each other out during government shutdown

TSA agents help each other out during government shutdown

We are now entering day 32 of the government shutdown and the impact it is having on airports is growing each day. On Sunday, 10% of TSA workers nationwide called in sick because they are not getting paid. That means longer wait times for people traveling. Many TSA workers say they have little money left…MORE

Bitcoin used to draw a Davos crowd. Now it’s a sideshow

Bitcoin used to draw a Davos crowd. Now it’s a sideshow

When the global business elite last gathered in Davos for their annual shindig, one bitcoin was worth $10,000. This year, a unit of the cryptocurrency buys just $3,560. Bitcoin, its alternatives and the technology that underpins them were a major talking point at last year’s World Economic Forum. The collapse in value is reflected in…MORE

Pastor giving up part of his liver to save dying child

Pastor giving up part of his liver to save dying child

Stark County Pastor Noah Schumacher relied on his faith when he made the decision to give up part of his liver to save the life of a child that he has never met. “We say we follow Jesus as Christians and I don’t understand how you couldn’t do this,” Schumacher said. “This is a gift…MORE

House Oversight Committee announces investigation into White House security clearances

House Oversight Committee announces investigation into White House security clearances

The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday announced it was launching a “wide-ranging” probe into the White House’s handling of its security clearance process, kicking off one of the first high-profile investigations into the Trump administration by the new, Democratic-controlled chamber. In a letter sent by committee chairman Elijah Cummings of Maryland to White House counsel…MORE

Nurse accused of impregnating woman in vegetative state who gave birth

Nurse accused of impregnating woman in vegetative state who gave birth

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of impregnating woman in a vegetative state who gave birth last month at a Phoenix health care facility, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said Wednesday. Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse who was caring for the woman at the Hacienda HealthCare facility, has been arrested and is…MORE

Pete Buttigieg is running for president! But why?

Pete Buttigieg is running for president! But why?

On Wednesday morning, Pete Buttigieg formed a 2020 exploratory committee — a near-certain precursor to a presidential bid for the Democratic nomination. The response from the general public — and even the political class — can be summed up in a single word: “Who?” Buttigieg is admittedly not a household name. Hell, it’s not clear…MORE

Iowa’s ‘fetal heartbeat’ abortion restriction declared unconstitutional

Iowa’s ‘fetal heartbeat’ abortion restriction declared unconstitutional

An Iowa state judge on Tuesday struck down the state’s so-called “fetal heartbeat” law, declaring one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion bans unconstitutional. The law, signed in May, would ban doctors from performing most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. That can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, before many…MORE

Alec Baldwin pleads guilty to harassment in parking spot dispute

Alec Baldwin pleads guilty to harassment in parking spot dispute

Alec Baldwin pleaded guilty Wednesday to a violation of harassment in connection with a dispute last year over a parking spot, according to a Manhattan district attorney’s office spokeswoman. The actor pleaded guilty to a violation of harassment in the second degree with a conditional discharge and participation in a short-term anger management program, said…MORE

White House continuing to mull options for State of the Union address

White House continuing to mull options for State of the Union address

A White House official said Wednesday that White House staff are continuing to look at a variety of options for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address next Tuesday, another sign of the roiling showdown between Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the speech. The official said options include speeches at the White…MORE

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Alec Baldwin pleads guilty to harassment in parking spot dispute

Alec Baldwin pleads guilty to harassment in parking spot dispute

Alec Baldwin pleaded guilty Wednesday to a violation of harassment in connection with a dispute last year over a parking spot, according to a Manhattan district attorney’s office spokeswoman. The actor pleaded guilty to a violation of harassment in the second degree with a conditional discharge and participation in a short-term anger management program, said…

Taraji P. Henson clarifies R. Kelly stance

Taraji P. Henson clarifies R. Kelly stance

Taraji P. Henson is speaking out after critics suggested she supports embattled singer R. Kelly. The “Empire” star faced backlash Tuesday for a now deleted Instagram story in which she compared protests against Kelly to those against disgraced former producer Harvey Weinstein. The recent Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly,” which chronicles allegations of abuse, predatory…

James Gandolfini’s son cast to play young Tony Soprano

James Gandolfini’s son cast to play young Tony Soprano

A planned movie prequel to “The Sopranos” TV series is keeping it in the family. According to Deadline, Michael Gandolfini will play young Tony Soprano, the role that made his late father, James Gandolfini, famous. “The Many Saints of Newark” will explore the life of the young mobster in the 1960s. The feature script was…

Comedian and co-creator of ‘Rel’ Kevin Barnett dies at 32

Comedian and co-creator of ‘Rel’ Kevin Barnett dies at 32

Comedian and writer Kevin Barnett has died, according to a statement from Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment. Barnett, 32, co-created the TV comedy series “Rel” on Fox — with fellow comedians Lil Rel Howery and Josh Rabinowitz — which premiered a few months ago and stars Howery. Fox Entertainment released a statement: “Our…