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  • Bannon will do interview with Mueller’s team, avoiding grand jury for now

    WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon has struck a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team and will be interviewed by prosecutors instead of testifying before the grand jury, two people familiar with the process said Wednesday. He is expected to cooperate with the special counsel, the sources said. The sources did not say when the interview will take place or if the subpoena would be withdrawn. Bannon, the former White House chief strategist for President Donald Trump, is expected to talk […]

  • California couple accused of torture, child endangerment projected happy, wholesome image

    PERRIS, Calif. — The Turpin family, on social media at least, posted the best pictures showing everyone smiling and having a great time during family trips and other special occasions. But the photos posted on Facebook don’t tell the full story of what authorities say was going on in the family household. Children chained to beds. Filthy conditions. Adults so malnourished they looked like kids. The disconnect between the cheerful photos and the ghastly reality is a gap investigators will […]

  • Switzerland bans boiling lobsters alive

    GENEVA — Lobsters are a delicious delicacy loved by coastal dwellers across the world — but is boiling them alive inhumane? In a new law, the Swiss government has banned the common culinary practice of throwing the crustaceans into boiling water while they are still conscious. The move is a response to studies that suggest lobsters are sentient with advanced nervous systems that might feel pain. Starting in March, lobsters being prepared in Switzerland will need to be knocked out […]

  • White House doctor: President Trump in ‘excellent’ health

    WASHINGTON — Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who last week declared President Donald Trump in “excellent health,” provided more details of the president’s medical exam during a briefing on Tuesday. Jackson said he’s confident Trump has a “very strong and a very probable possibility” of completing his presidency “with no medical issues.” Trump weighs 239 pounds, the White House physician said. Standing at 6-foot-3, Trump falls just within the “overweight” range on the body mass index. Trump and his doctor […]

  • Detroit father deported to Mexico after 30 years living in U.S.

    DETROIT — Jorge Garcia came to the United States illegally with his parents when he was 10 years old. He’s now 39. He arrived one year before he could qualify under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. He has a wife and two children who are United States citizens. On Monday morning, the Garcia family had a family friend drive them to the airport, where they had been told Garcia would be deported. Cindy Garcia said the moment didn’t […]

  • Report: Steve Bannon subpoenaed by Mueller to testify in Russia investigation

    WASHINGTON -- Special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon last week, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

  • Dow roars past 26,000, only 7 trading days after surpassing 25,000

    NEW YORK — Seven trading days. That’s how long it took the Dow to rocket from 25,000 to 26,000. The market’s latest milestone, reached on Tuesday just after the opening bell, easily sets the record for the fastest rise between 1,000-point barriers. The Dow has been around for 121 years. The Dow has spiked almost 8,000 points, or about 42 percent, since President Donald Trump’s election. The stock market boom reflects enormous excitement on Wall Street about record corporate profits and strong economic […]

  • Man’s attempt to hold in sneeze lands him in hospital with ruptured throat

    LONDON — If you are about to sneeze — even if you are in a quiet place — doctors would advise you to let it rip. A 34-year-old unnamed man in Britain learned that lesson the hard way and had to spend two weeks in the hospital because of his resulting injury. That’s according to a case report with the cringe-inducing title “Snap, crackle and pop: when sneezing leads to crackling in the neck.” The report was published Monday in […]

  • Parents say Texas 6-year-old hallucinated, tried to jump from window after taking Tamiflu

    ALLEN, Texas — Parents of a 6-year-old in Texas say their daughter had hallucinations and tried to harm herself after taking a dose of Tamiflu, according to KTVT. The little girl took the medicine to treat the flu. Her family, who wanted to remain anonymous, said they were shocked by her alleged reaction to the common medication. They said she started seeing things that weren’t there, running out of school and doing at least one thing that could have resulted […]

  • FBI: Texas man threatened to kill Pittsburgh Steelers players, fans at playoff game

    PITTSBURGH — The NFL playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars went off without a hitch Sunday after authorities say they foiled an alleged plot to kill players and fans. Yuttana Choochongkol, 40, of San Antonio, was charged Friday with making a terrorist threat — a felony — after authorities said he threatened last week to kill Steelers players and fans in a mass shooting at Heinz Field, the Steelers’ home field and site of the game, according […]

  • FCC chairman on false missile alarm: Hawaii lacked ‘reasonable safeguards’

    HONOLULU — The Federal Communications Commission investigation into Hawaii’s false missile alarm is underway and already showing Hawaii lacked “reasonable safeguards,” agency chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement Sunday. “Based on the information we have collected so far, it appears that the government of Hawaii did not have reasonable safeguards or process controls in place to prevent the transmission of a false alert,” the statement read. A false alarm on Saturday warned people to seek shelter because of an inbound ballistic […]

  • Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

    HONOLULU — An emergency alert notification sent out on Saturday claiming a “ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii” was a false alarm, according to state leaders and emergency officials. “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” the emergency alert read. While the message caused concern on social media, the Hawaii Office of Emergency Management quickly responded on Twitter, saying, “NO missile threat to Hawaii.” Hawaii Gov. David Ige told CNN that human error […]