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A quadruple murderer was put to death in Tennessee on Thursday despite lawyers asking the US Supreme Court for a stay of execution. Nicholas Sutton, 58, was found guilty of stabbing a fellow inmate to death in 1985. Sutton's lawyers in January asked the state's Republican governor, Bill Lee, to grant clemency, citing expressions of support for Sutton from prison officials.
Tennessee death row inmate Nicholas Todd Sutton was executed Thursday night by the electric chair. Sutton was convicted of killing four people.
Billboards blaring, "Donald Trump cheats at golf" and "Donald Trump eats burnt steak" are going up in Las Vegas and Phoenix during Trump's Western campaign swing.
(Bloomberg) -- A poll released Thursday shows it's win, lose and draw for Democrats in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, all of which narrowly went for Donald Trump in 2016.In the Quinnipiac University Poll, Trump bests six top Democrats by a 7- to 11-point margin in head-to-head
Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti is gearing up for its annual Carnival celebration, but the Mardi Gras festivities are controversial in a country struggling with gang violence, kidnappings and political unrest. "How can anyone think about going to Carnival and dancing without being able to get home safely, with the risk that you could be killed, kidnapped or shot at?" said one official who asked not to be named. The official was standing on the main square in the capital Port-au-Prince where the annual parade usually takes place -- amid the charred ruins of the grandstands that went up in flames this week.
An Iowa professor has been charged for allegedly gagging and binding her husband to a chair with rope for hours before his death, authorities said on Wednesday evening.Gowun Park, a 41-year-old assistant economics professor at Simpson College, was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in the death of her 41-year-old husband, Sung Nam, on Saturday West Des Moines police told The Daily Beast. "Ms. Park's actions and in-actions were directly responsible for Mr. Nam's death. The injuries sustained by Mr. Nam were not self-inflicted," a criminal complaint obtained by the Des Moines Register says. "Ms. Park stated that the only people present during the duration of the...
The United States on Thursday slapped sanctions on five Iranian officials in charge of vetting candidates for the Islamic republic's parliamentary elections, in which thousands, predominantly moderates, have been barred from running. The officials targeted ahead of Friday's vote include Ahmad Jannati, a 92-year-old cleric who, according to the Treasury Department, oversaw the disqualification of nearly half the 16,033 potential candidates including dozens of sitting MPs. Along with his role on the election-supervising Guardian Council, the ultra-conservative also plays a key role on the body that selects the regime's supreme leader.
In Bloomberg's first night on the debate stage, the former New York mayor faced scrutiny he has avoided thus farMere minutes into Wednesday's Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Elizabeth Warren landed a devastating attack. The Massachusetts senator characterized Mike Bloomberg as a billionaire who harasses women, hides his tax returns and supports racist policies."Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another," Warren said.The former New York City mayor never recovered.Soon after, a well-prepared Warren moved on to the non-disclosure agreements that several women who have brought lawsuits against Bloomberg and his company have signed, pressing the...
A car driven by a 63-year-old woman rolled off the front of the ferry into a channel more than 50 feet deep.
(Bloomberg) -- Confirmed coronavirus cases in South Korea have more than doubled within a day, with a surge tied to a fringe religious sect whose members may have contracted the virus from a single person.South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Thursday that of the 31 new confirmed cases, 24 attended the "same Korean cult" with at least five of them having an "epidemiological link" to a patient confirmed with the coronavirus earlier this week.The Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony, formerly known as Shincheonji Church of Jesus, said in a statement on its website that the patient identified as No. 31 by KCDC attended a worship service in one of...
China on Wednesday ordered three reporters from The Wall Street Journal to leave the country over what Beijing deemed a racist headline, in one of the harshest moves against foreign media in years. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said a Journal opinion piece -- titled "China is the Real Sick Man of Asia" -- had a "racially discriminatory" and "sensational" headline, and slammed the newspaper for not issuing an official apology. "As such, China has decided that from today, the press cards of three Wall Street Journal reporters in Beijing will be revoked," Geng told a press briefing.
The Marine Corps wants to be more spread out and more unpredictable in the Indo-Pacific, and that means using its flattops differently.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday questioned whether Facebook, Google and other major online platforms still need the immunity from legal liability that has prevented them from being sued over material their users post. "Given this changing technological landscape, valid questions have been raised about whether Section 230's broad immunity is necessary at least in its current form," he said. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act says online companies such as Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc cannot be treated as the publisher or speaker of information they provide.
Michael Bloomberg is trying to hide his Republican New York City mayoral record.
Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was taken to prison Wednesday to begin a 17-year term for bribery and embezzlement after losing an appeal against a lighter sentence. Several South Korean presidents have ended up in prison after leaving office -- often as a result of investigations started by political rivals.
It'll sink them.
At least 600 US citizens who were evacuated from Wuhan, China, are still in federal quarantine on US military bases.
One hundred border patrol agents, including some from an elite tactical team are being sent to 10 sanctuary cities to help local immigration officer.
This comes as the administration has repeatedly targeted sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with immigration enforcement authorities.
The bodies of eight slain men were found in southern Michoacan state Friday - the same day President Andrés Manuel López Obrador visited the state to celebrate the opening of another National Guard installation there. Authorities said the shooting deaths happened in Huetamo, roughly 250 miles (400 kilometers
Maduro made the remark in a meeting with the international press three days after Guaidó returned from a tour to the U.S. and Europe, in defiance of a court order prohibiting him from leaving the country. Despite the order, migration officials let Guaidó into the country after he arrived on a commercial flight at Venezuela's main international airport. Maduro said that the day Venezuela's justice system decides Guaidó should be imprisoned "for all the crimes he's committed," he will be jailed.
Investigators found a man dead inside his South Carolina home shortly after finding an item from a missing 6-year-old girl who lived in his neighborhood inside his trash can, authorities said. Faye Marie Swetlik disappeared Monday while playing in her front yard in Cayce after getting off the school bus, investigators said. The girl's body was found Thursday in the woods, and police think it was put there after investigators found the evidence inside the trash can, Cayce Public Safety Sgt. Evan Antley said at a Friday news conference.
Mike Bloomberg apologized Thursday at a campaign rally in Houston for his controversial stop-and-frisk policy which he promoted as New York city mayor, telling the predominantly black crowd that he "deeply regrets" the legacy and that he "should have acted sooner and faster to stop it.""I am committed to using the power of the presidency to right the wrongs of institutional racism," Bloomberg told the crowd at Houston's Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, before then pivoting to promote his "Mike for Black America" plan, which is aimed at addressing economic inequality.Bloomberg was joined on stage by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, as well as other black mayors who had endorsed him...
Congress wants this plane to live forever.
An epidemic is spreading across China. It's only a matter of time before the virus hits innocent people in China's crowded concentration camps.
US billionaire Michael Bloomberg has launched a charm offensive to convince black voters, an important bloc in Democratic politics, that he is the right candidate to take on President Donald Trump in November. The former New York mayor rallied supporters in Texas on Thursday, with his sights set on so-called "Super Tuesday" on March 3, when voters in 16 states and territories will cast their ballots in the Democratic primary. It is Bloomberg's sixth visit to the Lone Star state since he entered the race to be the party's presidential candidate.
When Santa Rosa County's Board of Commissioners met Thursday morning, items on the agenda included improving the drainage on Tibet Drive, upgrading the local boat ramp, and allocating money to buy new scoreboards at Chumuckla Park.Then, at the end of the meeting, came a far more controversial and divisive matter, one that is likely to have an impact beyond the Florida community of 150,000 people.Dozens of local residents, many holding placards and pointing fingers, lined up to speak for and against a proposal to become the first "abortion sanctuary city" in Florida. The wacky-and possibly unconstitutional-concept, which co-opts a label used by liberal cities that protect undocumented...
Nepal's government plans to have the army clean up 77,000 pounds of waste on Mount Everest, BBC Nepali reports.
CBS News conducted a poll of New Hampshire Republicans who voted in Tuesday's primary, and found that a majority feel a greater allegiance to President Trump than the Republican Party.The results, released Thursday night, show that 55 percent of primary voters chose Trump versus 39 percent who picked the Republican Party.When asked to share their feelings about the Trump administration, 65 percent said they are "enthusiastic," 24 percent are "satisfied," 6 percent are "dissatisfied," and 5 percent are "angry." Of the primary voters who said they did not want Trump to get the GOP nomination in 2016, 62 percent said they still voted for him in the...
* President calls former New York mayor 'a loser' * Bloomberg says Trump is known as 'a barking clown' Donald Trump and his fellow billionaire and would-be presidential challenger, Mike Bloomberg, traded insults on Twitter on Thursday, with Trump dismissing the former New York mayor as a "loser" and Bloomberg describing him as a "barking clown".Using a now-familiar line of attack that misstates Bloomberg's 5ft 8in stature, Trump tweeted: "Mini Mike is a 5'4" mass of dead energy who does not want to be on the debate stage with these professional politicians. No boxes please."In a subsequent salvo Trump compared Bloomberg to his 2016 Republican nomination challenger Jeb Bush."Mini Mike...
Wargames often pose troubling questions.
On Jan. 21, Dr. Shaheen Borna called police after a marketing student refused to change seats in his classroom. The university said the professor isn't returning to teach.
Trump doesn't put much stock in empathy. But the country needs it desperately, and Klobuchar's speech about it made this cynical journalist tear up.
China is threatening the sovereignty of small Pacific Islands and undermining the region's stability, a top U.S. military commander said on Thursday, in comments likely to inflame tension with China. Admiral Philip Davidson - commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command - said the United States "
If MSNBC wanted to tamp down criticism that its coverage has been skewed against Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), anchor Chuck Todd's comments on Wednesday aren't going to help.Discussing the results of Tuesday night's New Hampshire primary on MTP Daily, Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher argued that the early presidential primaries and caucuses don't mean what they did a decade ago, prompting Todd to contend this year's Iowa results had "an impact on Pete Buttigieg.""Well, did it?" Belcher wondered aloud. "Who is the frontrunner? Is he the frontrunner? He should not get the press of the frontrunner."With Belcher implying that Sanders-who won the popular...
A child-welfare worker arrived at an elementary school last month to pick up a young student. The school brought out the wrong 8-year-old.
(Bloomberg) -- Attorney General William Barr is confronting one of the biggest crises of his tenure after the Justice Department reversed course on a recommendation about how long one of President Donald Trump's allies should go to prison, prompting a team of career prosecutors to quit the case.Coming after he helped the president navigate the special counsel's probe of Russian election meddling and prevail in the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history, Barr will be pressured to prove he's not a political hired hand just doing the White House's bidding.Trump may have made Barr's challenge tougher by tweeting congratulations on Wednesday morning for the attorney general's...
Army officer was removed from his post last week after providing damaging testimony during the House impeachment inquiryDonald Trump said on Tuesday the military may consider disciplining Alexander Vindman, the former White House National Security Council official who testified in Trump's impeachment trial.Vindman, an army lieutenant colonel who provided some of the most damaging testimony during the House impeachment inquiry into Trump's dealings with Ukraine, was removed from his White House job last week."We sent him on his way to a much different location and the military can handle him any way they want," Trump said.Asked if he was suggesting that Vindman face disciplinary action,...
(Bloomberg) -- Elizabeth Warren has slipped to single digits in a New Hampshire poll, just days before the state's Tuesday's primary.In a survey for CNN by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, Warren, the senator from neighboring Massachusetts, had 9% support of likely Democratic primary voters, putting her in fourth place.In previous polls over the last year, she had been as high as 19% in New Hampshire.The poll showed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the lead with 28%, followed by former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 21% and former Vice President Joe Biden at 11%.The survey of 365 likely Democratic primary voters conducted Feb. 4 through 7 has a margin of error...
The more former Mayor Pete Buttigieg tries to prove that he is not an elitist, the more obvious it is to everyone that he is. Just embrace it.
What is going on in the Middle East now?
Former Vice President Joe Biden got a standing ovation at the New Hampshire debate on Friday, but it wasn't for himself. Biden asked the audience at Saint Anselm College to get on their feet to show support for impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council's top Ukraine expert who was expelled on Friday by President Trump in apparent payback for participating in the House's investigation."[Trump] should be pinning a medal on Vindman and not on Rush Limbaugh," Biden said. "I think what we should be doing now, I think we should all stand and give Col. Vindman a show of how much we supported him. Stand up and clap for Vindman. Get up...
If there's one important rule for preparing for a political debate, it's do your homework. And Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) just earned herself an A.During a debate about healthcare in New Hampshire on Friday, Klobuchar blasted Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (D) and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren for their ambitious plans to implement Medicare-for-all. And although the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, now supports a public option, Klobuchar had brought her receipts: "Pete, while you have a different plan now, you sent out a tweet just a few years ago that said: 'henceforth, forthwith, indubitably, affirmatively, you are for Medicare-for-all,'" she said.>...
When Dominique Walker moved back from Mississippi to her native California last year, she planned to pursue a nursing degree while caring for her two small children. Walker became the latest casualty of the housing crisis after moving back to Oakland, about 13 miles (20 kilometers) east of San Francisco, last April to escape domestic violence.
A witness to the deadly crash of a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others said it sounded normal just before slamming into a hillside and wreckage examined by experts at the scene showed no sign of engine failure, federal investigators said in a report released Friday. The Jan. 26 crash occurred in cloudy conditions and aviation experts said the "investigative update" from the National Transportation Safety Board reinforces the notion the pilot became disoriented and crashed while trying to get to clear skies around Calabasas, northwest of Los Angeles. The veteran pilot, Ara Zobayan, came agonizingly close to finding his way out of the clouds.
Republicans used to know that patriotism isn't about words, it's what you do. But today's congressional Republicans have lost sight of that.
Li Wenliang died of the Wuhan coronavirus on Friday. After he tried to warn colleagues about it in December, police had him admit to lying.
Not the American Marines.
Richard Spencer was fired as Navy secretary last year over his objection to the president's intervention in the internal review of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.
Donald Trump and Rush Limbaugh would prevent every American from accessing affordable health care. But Democrats fight for coverage for all of us.