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Month: January 2024

A British painting stolen by mobsters is returned to owner’s son — 54 years later

By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press An 18th century British painting stolen by mobsters in 1969 has been returned more than a half-century later to the family that bought the painting for $7,500 during the Great Depression, the FBI’s Salt Lake City field office announced Friday. The 40-inch-by-50-inch (102-cm-by-127-cm) John Opie painting — titled “The Schoolmistress”

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Top UN court says Israel must take ‘all measures’ to prevent genocide in Gaza but stops short of calling for ceasefire

By Christian Edwards, CNN (CNN) — The UN’s top court ordered Israel to prevent genocide against Palestinians in Gaza, but stopped short of calling for Israel to suspend its military campaign in the war-torn enclave, as South Africa had requested. In a hearing in The Hague, the Netherlands, on Friday, the International Court of Justice

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White House offers key GOP lawmaker access to unredacted January 6 panel transcripts as part of Republican probe

By Annie Grayer and Zachary Cohen, CNN The White House is offering a key Republican lawmaker the chance to review transcripts from the House January 6 committee’s interviews, according to a letter obtained by CNN, with the goal of appeasing a GOP-led investigation into the panel. GOP Rep. Barry Loudermilk will have the opportunity to

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Georgia state Senate approves special committee investigation into Fani Willis

By Shirin Faqiri, CNN (CNN) — The Georgia state Senate on Friday passed a resolution creating a special committee to investigate Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis amid allegations of an improper affair with her lead prosecutor in the 2020 election subversion case against former President Donald Trump. The resolution, which cleared the GOP-controlled state

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In a huff, Trump walks out on lawyer’s closing at defamation trial before jury begins deliberations

By LARRY NEUMEISTER and JAKE OFFENHARTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A jury began deliberations Friday in the defamation trial against former President Donald Trump, deciding whether he owes writer E. Jean Carroll additional millions after a jury last year concluded that he sexually abused her in 1996. The jury began its work after

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Small plane crashes in neighborhood after takeoff from New Hampshire airport, pilot hospitalized

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane crashed in a neighborhood near the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire shortly after takeoff and firefighters helped remove the trapped pilot, who was taken to a hospital. The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot was the only person on board the Wiggins Air plane. The

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Mother ignored Michigan school shooter’s texts about hallucinations because she was riding horses

By ED WHITE Associated Press PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors are portraying the mother of a Michigan school shooter as an aloof parent more interested in horses than the mental health of her teenage son. They said Friday that Ethan Crumbley was apparently having hallucinations months before killing four students at Oxford High School in

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Fake police, fire officials soliciting donations in Desert Hot Springs

There have been reports of suspect solicitors posing as police and fire officials in Desert Hot Springs.  These suspect solicitors have been reported to be going door-to-door, soliciting donations from residents in residential neighborhoods. The Desert Hot Springs Police Department has advised residents about unknown people posing as police and fire officials and asking for

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Tres hombres fueron encontrados muertos fuera de una casa de Kansas City después de ver a los Chiefs. Dos semanas después, aún no está claro qué ocurrió

Alexandra Ferguson (CNN) — El 7 de enero, un grupo de aficionados de los Kansas City Chiefs se reunió para ver el último partido de la temporada regular. Tres de esos amigos nunca volvieron a casa. Pasó la noche, y el día siguiente, y la noche siguiente, y el día siguiente. Sus familias estaban cada

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Snoop Dogg leads a group of potty-mouthed kids as a youth football coach in ‘The Underdoggs’ film

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Snoop Dogg’s new film “The Underdoggs,” the use of cuss words are the norm between adults and children who find themselves wasted in a booze-chugging scene. But beyond the brash content, the movie’s underlying message centers around the importance of building a resilient

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Snoop Dogg leads a group of potty-mouthed kids as a youth football coach in ‘The Underdoggs’ film

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Snoop Dogg’s new film “The Underdoggs,” the use of cuss words are the norm between adults and children who find themselves wasted in a booze-chugging scene. But beyond the brash content, the movie’s underlying message centers around the importance of building a resilient

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