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Pakistan summons diplomat over Trump’s allegation country harbored bin Laden
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan summoned the top U.S. diplomat in Islamabad on Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump’s allegation that the country had harbored al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden despite getting billions of dollars in American aid. According to a statement, Foreign Secretary Tahmina Janjua told the U.S. diplomat, Paul Jones that “such baseless rhetoric …...
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 06:20:46 -0500)

Police investigate bodies found in burning house, homicide suspected
TAMPA, Fla. — Florida detectives say they’re investigating after firefighters found three homicide victims inside a burning house. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reports that the bodies were discovered last week in Tampa. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to the home following a 911 call Thursday afternoon. While putting out the fire, rescue workers found...
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 04:36:43 -0500)

Judge bars Trump from refusing asylum to immigrants
HOUSTON — A federal judge barred the Trump administration on Monday from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar issued a temporary restraining order after hearing arguments in San Francisco. The request was made by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights,...
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 04:17:43 -0500)

Women’s March founder calls on current leadership to step down
The woman who first called for a women’s march after the election of President Trump is now calling for the group’s current leadership to step aside — slamming them as anti-Semitic and anti-gay rights. Teresa Shook, a retired lawyer based in Hawaii, called out Women’s March, Inc., board members Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour...
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 03:12:09 -0500)

Family pit bull fatally attacks 5-day-old girl in Florida
DUNNELLON, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say a pit bull climbed into a crib and fatally attacked a 5-day-old girl. Investigators with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office say they are investigating the girl’s death as an accident and no criminal charges are expected to be filed. The Citrus County Chronicle reports the attack took place...
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 02:31:28 -0500)

Swimming instructor convicted of sexually abusing 37 girls
BERLIN — A swimming instructor in southwestern Germany has been convicted of sexually abusing 37 girls he taught. Germany’s dpa news agency reported the 34-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday in Baden-Baden regional court. His last name wasn’t given in keeping with German privacy laws. Prosecutors said he abused the...
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 02:07:21 -0500)

Swastika painted on Duke mural honoring synagogue victims
DURHAM, N.C. — Duke University officials say someone painted a Nazi symbol on a mural honoring victims of last month’s Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. University president Vincent Price said in a letter to the school community that a red swastika was painted Sunday night on the tribute to those who died in the shooting at the...
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 02:05:02 -0500)

Caregiver arrested after beaten and burned toddler dies
ARLINGTON, Texas — Police in the Fort Worth area say a 2-year-old girl died after a caregiver hit her with a belt and burned her buttocks for discipline. Police were called to an apartment in Arlington early Saturday because a child wasn’t breathing. The girl, Aniyah Darnell, was pronounced dead at a hospital. An autopsy...
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:49:37 -0500)

6-year-old girl strangled baby brother in car as dad shopped: cops
HOUSTON — Police have charged a Houston man with child abandonment after concluding that his 6-year-old daughter strangled her 1-year-old brother with a seatbelt in the family car parked outside a thrift store while their father shopped. Adrian Dreshuan Middleton was charged Friday in the May 20 incident on the eastern edge of Houston. A...
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:35:40 -0500)

6 arrested on sex charges at prestigious all-boys Catholic school
TORONTO — Police arrested six students from a prestigious private all-boys Catholic school in Toronto on Monday and charged them with sexual assault related to a video that was posted on the internet. Toronto Police Inspector Dominic Sinopoli said the teens, who are all 14 and 15, are from St. Michael’s College and were charged...
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:59:27 -0500)

Sexual assault, fatal shooting at Catholic supply store in Missouri
BALLWIN, Mo. — Police in suburban St. Louis on Monday were searching Monday for a gunman who went into a religious supply store, sexually assaulted at least one woman and shot a woman in the head. Police said the shooting victim later died at a hospital. The shooting happened about 3:15 p.m. at a Catholic...
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:41:21 -0500)

Former credit union CEO pleads guilty to embezzling millions
The former CEO of New York’s oldest credit union pleaded guilty to embezzling millions of dollars in funds on Monday — admitting to using the company’s dime to buy a Mercedes Benz, lease luxury cars and stay in high-end hotels, prosecutors said. Kam Wong, 62, former CEO of the Municipal Credit Union, pleaded guilty to...
(Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:58:32 -0500)

Aspiring actress seeks restraining order against Michael Avenatti
An aspiring actress filed a petition for a restraining order against lawyer Michael Avenatti on Monday. Mareli Miniutti — who had a bit part in “Ocean’s 8” — filed the paperwork at a Santa Monica courthouse just days after Avenatti was accused of a domestic-violence incident that allegedly left a woman’s face “swollen and bruised.”...
(Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:20:36 -0500)

Christmas tree delivered to the White House in horse-drawn carriage
President Trump was hands-on Monday as he and First Lady Melania Trump greeted the White House Christmas tree as it was delivered by a horse-drawn wagon. The president surveyed the 19-and-a-half-foot Fraser fir at the North Portico as he and Melania, in a festive, holiday-hued cape, held hands and the Marine Band played Christmas carols....
(Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:01:06 -0500)

Archaeologists uncover erotic art in ancient Pompeii bedroom
Pompeii archeologists announced Monday the discovery of this erotic depiction of the Greek myth “Leda and the Swan,” which was hidden under ash for centuries It’s believed to have adorned a bedroom wall in a home at the center of the ancient city, near modern-day Naples, which was buried by the lava of Mount Vesuvius...
(Mon, 19 Nov 2018 22:20:34 -0500)

Police officer dies in Chicago hospital shooting
A Chicago police officer died on Monday night, just hours after he was shot by a gunman who opened fire in a hospital. Officer Samuel Jimenez was fatally shot at Mercy Hospital after a man arrived at the location and gunned down his former fiancee. “It’s with profound sadness that we share the death of...
(Mon, 19 Nov 2018 21:36:19 -0500)

Olympian among curlers booted from tournament for being ‘extremely drunk’
A curling team that included a 2014 Olympic gold medalist was kicked out of a tournament for being “extremely drunk,” according to reports. The Canadian team was booted Sunday from the Red Deer Curling Classic in Alberta over “unacceptable behavior” that included intoxication, the CBC reported. The ejected teammates were identified as 2014 gold medal...
(Mon, 19 Nov 2018 20:21:14 -0500)

Disgraced ex-judge allegedly killed wife, crashed into cop while fleeing scene
A disgraced former judge from Ohio is suspected of stabbing his estranged wife to death — then ramming into a police cruiser while fleeing the scene, according to reports. Lance Mason, an ex-Cuyahoga County judge, was taken into custody Saturday after allegedly killing a beloved sixth-grade teacher, 45-year-old Aisha Fraser Mason, at a home in...
(Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:22:15 -0500)

Ivanka Trump now in the middle of her own personal email scandal
Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to discuss official White House business with aides and cabinet officials, a report said on Monday. The president’s eldest daughter sent hundreds of emails under the private account, with a domain that was shared by her husband, Jared Kushner, throughout 2017, according to the Washington Post. Ivanka Trump...
(Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:19:22 -0500)

Troops deployed to US border will be home for the holidays
US troops at the southern border — deployed by President Trump before the midterms to deter what he called “an invasion” of asylum-seeking migrants — are heading home and should be reunited with their families by Christmas. The Army commander in charge of the mission — derided by critics as a political stunt to fire...
(Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:25:51 -0500)