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Official: Sailor Used Service Weapon to Kill at Pearl Harbor

olice redirect traffic from the Makalapa Gate entrance to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Honolulu, following a shooting at Pearl Harbor naval shipyard. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)Police redirect traffic from the Makalapa Gate entrance to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Honolulu, following a shooting at Pearl Harbor naval shipyard. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) The…

Murder charge announced in death of fighters’ stepdaughter

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors say the man investigators consider the lone suspect in the shooting death of the stepdaughter of a well-known UFC fighter will face a capital murder charge.

Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes announced Monday that prosecutors also will seek the death penalty against 29-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed in the death of Aniah Blanchard, a 19-year-old Alabama college student.

Hughes says investigators believe Yazeed is the lone person responsible for her death.

Yazeed was jailed earlier, charged with kidnapping in the woman’s disappearance. Prosecutors say the

Roger Stone guilty of witness tampering, lying to Congress

(Source: Associated Press) WASHINGTON (AP) – Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, has been found guilty at his trial in federal court in Washington. Stone was convicted Friday. He was charged in a seven-count indictment that alleged he lied to lawmakers about WikiLeaks, tampered with witnesses and obstructed a House intelligence committee probe. His trial…

McDonald’s CEO Steps Down After Relationship with Employee

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR MCDONAD’S- In celebration of McDelivery Night In on Thursday, September 19, 2019, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook packs McDelivery orders with the McDelivery Night In merchandise at the McDonald’s restaurant with a global menu at the company’s headquarters in Chicago. McDonald’s delivers to more than one million customers on average each day around the world, and this year,…

Service to be held in NC for former US Sen. Kay Hagan

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Family and friends will gather to remember former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, who died of a rare virus at the age of 66.

The service for Hagan will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, where she lived for decades. A Hagan family spokeswoman has said the church service will be open to the public and followed by a visitation with the family.

About three years ago, Hagan contracted a rare virus spread from ticks to humans, leading to brain inflammation that made it difficult for her to speak and walk. She died Monday.

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U.S. House Approves Setting Rules for Impeachment Inquiry of President Trump

This morning, the U.S. House voted 232-196 to set rules for an impeachment inquiry of President Trump.  (This was not a vote on actual impeachment.) A sharply divided House voted nearly on party lines on the first formal vote on a process that’s likely to take months, possibly stretching into the early weeks of the 2020 election year. The vote was…

President Trump Announces Death of ISIS Leader after U.S. Military Raid

FILE – This file image made from video posted on a militant website April 29, 2019, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his group’s Al-Furqan media outlet.  (Al-Furqan media via AP, File) The leader of the Islamic State who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world’s most…

House Lawmakers Pass Bill Making Animal Cruelty a Felony

House lawmakers have passed a bill that makes animal cruelty a federal felony. It’s called the “Pact Act,” and it specifically bans crushing, burning, drowning and impaling animals, among other things. It would also allow officials to go after suspected animal abusers who cross state lines. According to its co-sponsor, Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan, it would also close a big…

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Friday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2019. There are 116 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Sept. 6, 2006, President George W. Bush acknowledged for the first time that the CIA was running secret prisons overseas and said tough interrogation had forced terrorist leaders to reveal plots to attack the United States and its allies.

On this date:

In 1901, President William McKinley was shot and mortally wounded by anarchist Leon Czolgosz (CHAWL’-gawsh) at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. (McKinley died eight days later; Czolgosz was

Comedian Kevin Hart Injured in Southern California Car Crash

FILE – In this Aug. 3, 2017 file photo, Kevin Hart poses at Kevin Hart’s “Laugh Out Loud” new streaming video network launch event at the Goldstein Residence in Beverly Hills, Calif. Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, Hart says he’ll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards. Two days after he was named as host last…