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(Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Florida)
July 11, 2019 - 6:40 pm
(KMOX) - A Florida police officer faces 30 years in prison for allegedly planting drugs like meth and marijuana on drivers during traffic stops. Deputy Zachary Wester is being charged with 52 counts racketeering, false imprisonment, possession, fabricating evidence and more. While 119 people have...
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July 11, 2019 - 8:39 am
(KMOX) - Put on hold last month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is set to round up 2,000 immigrants in 10 major cities who have been ordered for deportation from the United States. According to the New York Times , who spoke with one former and two current Department of Homeland Security...
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A woman walks along S. Carrollton Ave. in New Orleans where cars are parked on the neutral ground to keep from flooding caused by severe thunderstorms, Wednesday, July 10, 2019.A storm swamped streets in New Orleans and prompted a tornado warning near the city Wednesday as concerns grew that even worse weather is on the way to Louisiana and other states along the Gulf of Mexico. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)
July 11, 2019 - 3:08 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for parts of southeast Louisiana — the possibility that a high Mississippi River will be lapping at the tops of levees this weekend, and a danger of flash floods like the one that unexpectedly...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice in Washington, about the Russia investigation. To prepare for next week's high stakes hearing with Mueller, some Democratic members and staff are watching old video of his previous testimony. Others are closely re-reading Mueller's 448-page report. And most of them are worrying about how they'll make the most their short time in front of the stern, reticent former FBI director. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 11, 2019 - 2:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some are watching old video of his previous testimony. Others are closely re-reading his 448-page report. And almost all are worrying about how they'll make the most of the short time they'll have for questioning. Robert Mueller, the Democrats know, will be tough to crack. The...
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(Dixon Illinois Police Department)
July 10, 2019 - 4:48 pm
(KMOX) - A 49-year-old Illinois woman won't be winning any 'mother of the year' awards. Jennifer A. Janus Yeagerwas arrested Tuesday afternoon after authorities say she was spotted driving down Illinois Route 2 in Dixon with her two kids riding in an inflatable pool on top of her SUV. Police says...
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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 23: A Confederate Navy jack flag sits at the base of Confederate Mound, a memorial to more than 4,000 Confederate prisoners of war who died in captivity at Camp Douglas and are buried around the monument, on August 23, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The monument, which is maintained by the National Park Service, is located inside the private Oak Woods Cemetery on Chicago's southside. Cities around the country are debating what to do with Confederate monuments following recent protests and calls for their removal. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
July 10, 2019 - 2:27 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Country rock band Confederate Railroad has been barred from performing at an Illinois state fair because of its use of the Confederate flag, setting off a firestorm by southern Illinois fans who believe they're under Chicago liberals' thumb of political correctness. The...
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Actor Rip Torn attends the world premiere of the Twentieth Century Fox film "Dodgeball" at the Mann Village Theater June 14, 2004 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
July 10, 2019 - 2:16 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in theater, television and movies and win an Emmy in his 60s for his comedy turn on TV's "The Larry Sanders Show," has died. He was 88. Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home with his...
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July 09, 2019 - 2:14 pm
(KMOX/AP) - In the middle of a Major League Baseball season that has seen home runs being hit at a record pace, commissioner Rob Manfred is denying rumors that balls have been changed to create more offense. Batters have hit 3,691 homers in 1,345 games, on pace to hit 6,669 over the full season...
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In this March 28, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich. Trump is suggesting he will defer until after 2020 his push for a Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump tweeted late Monday that Congress will vote on a GOP plan after the elections, ”when Republicans hold the Senate & win back the House.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 09, 2019 - 10:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump can't ban critics from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, saying the First Amendment calls for more speech, rather than less, on matters of public concern. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a lower court judge...
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