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Contractor Charged after Customer’s Body Found in Landfill

FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. – A Florida contractor is facing murder charges after the body of a disgruntled customer was found in a Georgia landfill. Authorities say the body of 65-year-old Susan Mauldin was found last week in a Folkston, Georgia, landfill. She disappeared in October after demanding a refund from 45-year-old Corey Binderim, who had not finished the job she…

China Reports 259 People Have Died of New Virus; 11,800 Sick

A man wearing a face mask rides a nearly empty subway train in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The new virus accelerated its spread in China, and the U.S. Consulate in the epicenter of the outbreak, the central city of Wuhan, announced Sunday it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) BEIJING…

Retired NBA Star Kobe Bryant, Daughter, 7 Others Killed in Helicopter Crash

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash on a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California on Sunday, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celebrity transcended basketball. The chopper went down in Calabasas, about 30 miles  northwest of…

President Trump’s Impeachment Trial Begins in the U.S. Senate

The first day of President Trump’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate is underway. The proceedings began with debate over the rules of the trial. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), an ally of the president, unveiled a resolution laying out the procedures. The resolution delays votes on whether to call witnesses or admit new evidence until after opening arguments…

Harry, Meghan to Quit Royal Jobs, Give up ‘Highness’ Titles

LONDON (AP) – Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will no longer use the titles “royal highness” or receive public funds for their work under a deal that allows them to step aside as senior royals. The palace said Saturday that Harry and Meghan will cease to be working members of the royal family when new arrangements…

BREAKING: House Prosecutors Named for Trump Impeachment Trial

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the House prosecutors for the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. They include Democrats Adam Schiff of California and Jerrold Nadler of New York, who led the House impeachment probe. Pelosi made the announcement this morning, hours before the House was expected to vote to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for…

Recovery Begins After Storms that Kill 11 in Midwest, South

In this image taken from video, emergency personnel survey the damage from toppled trees in this Greenville, Miss., neighborhood, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, as severe storms swept across parts of the U.S. South. The storms are blamed for a number of deaths, as high winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain battered a large area of the South. (Faith Alford/WABG via AP)…

Iran Says It Has Launched Missiles at Iraqi Air Base Where U.S. Troops Are Housed

Iran state TV says Tehran has launched “tens” of surface-to-surface missiles at Iraq’s Ain Assad air base housing U.S. troops over America’s killing of a top Iranian general. CBS News Coverage of Missile Strike ABC News Coverage of Missile Strike State TV described it early Wednesday as Tehran’s revenge operation over the killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani. U.S….

Extremists Attack Kenya Military Base, 3 Americans Killed

The al-Shabab extremist group said Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 that it has attacked the Camp Simba military base used by U.S. and Kenyan troops in coastal Kenya, while Kenya’s military says the attempted pre-dawn breach was repulsed and at least five attackers were killed. (Source: Staff Sgt. Lexie West) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – The U.S. military says that Al-Shabab extremists…