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  • Patriots owner Robert Kraft offers apology after charges of soliciting prostitution

    BOSTON — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft publicly broke his silence for the first time since charges of soliciting prostitution were brought against him in Florida. “I am truly sorry,” Kraft said in a statement Saturday. “I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard.” Kraft, 77, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution last month. He was among […]

  • Proposed bill in Connecticut would crack down on ‘distracted walking’

    HARTFORD, Conn. — Distracted driving is illegal in most places. Now, some Connecticut lawmakers are trying to make distracted walking illegal, according to WFSB. Too many people are on their phones and not paying attention while crossing city streets, those in favor of a new bill believe. “People definitely do it, but not everybody. Nobody should do it. There are certain people that really shouldn’t do it,” said Emily Burman of West Hartford. The bill before the state’s legislature would […]

  • Family of man who fell to his death on airport escalator wants change

    DETROIT — Thomas Quigley was a beloved husband, dad, and grandpa. When the 71-year-old picked up his mother-in-law at Detroit-Metro Airport in September of last year, his family says he acted like a gentleman and offered to carry her luggage. Both hands were full. When the luggage got stuck on the escalator, he lost his balance, then fell to his death, according to WXYZ. “They are thinking of the greater good here,” said Shereef Akeel, an attorney representing the family. […]

  • Arkansas bill pushes to ban abortion in Down syndrome cases

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A bill that would prohibit abortions after tests indicate that a fetus may have Down syndrome overwhelmingly cleared the Arkansas state Senate and is now under consideration in the state House. The bill passed in the Arkansas Senate on Wednesday — the day before World Down Syndrome Day — by a 29-2 vote. According to state Sen. Trent Garner, who introduced the bill and is its lead sponsor, the measure seeks to curb Down syndrome discrimination by making […]

  • U.S. budget deficit hits $234 billion, a new monthly record

    WASHINGTON — The US logged its biggest monthly fiscal gap ever last month. The budget widened to $234 billion in February, the Treasury Department announced on Friday, compared with a monthly shortfall of $215.2 billion a year earlier. Last month’s budget gap helped push the US government’s budget deficit up 39% to $544 billion for the first five months of the fiscal year as federal spending ballooned and revenue mostly stayed the same. The widening budget gap comes as President […]

  • Men find ‘magic fridge’ full of ice cold beer in flooded Nebraska field

    Kyle Simpson and Gayland Stouffer were cleaning up after the devastating floods in Nebraska when they spotted a small black box in the distance. It just sat there, a dark contrast on a wet and muddy field. Curious, they walked over to the box, untangled it from the soggy brush and realized it was a fridge. When they opened it, they found a stack of Busch Light beers, Simpson said. Not just beers, but ice-cold ones, Simpson said. The kind they’d wished […]

  • Tyson recalls more than 69,000 pounds of chicken strips

    Tyson Foods is recalling chicken strips that may contain metal, federal food safety officials said Thursday. The recall affects about 69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products produced on November 30, 2018, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in a news release. Products under the recall include: Tyson fully cooked buffalo-style chicken strips in 25-ounce bags, Tyson fully cooked crispy chicken strips in 25-ounce bags and Spare Time fully cooked buffalo-style chicken strips in a […]

  • 2 US troops killed on a mission in Afghanistan

    Two United States service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday, according to a statement from the NATO-led international military coalition in Kabul. They were killed while conducting an operation, the statement said. There were no further details, and the names of those killed were being withheld until next of kin are notified. A spokesperson for the coalition told CNN that “the incident is under investigation and we have no additional information to provide.” A US defense official told CNN […]

  • Levi’s CEO: Don’t wash your jeans or put them in the freezer

    NEW YORK — Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh has some tips for jeans owners: Don’t freeze your jeans. And don’t put them in the washing machine. Bergh turned heads and noses at a May 2014 event when he announced that he had never washed the pair of 501 Levi’s jeans he was wearing at the time. He still hasn’t washed that now-10-year-old pair of jeans, Bergh admitted on CNN Business’ Markets Now live show with Alison Kosik on Thursday. He doesn’t freeze his […]

  • McCain’s youngest daughter to Trump: ‘You are a child’

    ATLANTA — While the late Sen. John McCain’s daughter Meghan McCain frequently clashes with President Donald Trump, it was youngest daughter Bridget McCain who criticized the president Thursday for disparaging her father, calling the President “a child.” Trump has ardently rekindled his feud with the late senator over the past week, bemoaning Wednesday how he “didn’t get a thank you” for approving McCain’s funeral in August after the senator’s long battle with brain cancer. Bridget McCain broker her silence on […]

  • New Mexico 15-year-old’s family says his friends created plan to murder him

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County, New Mexico sheriff deputies have arrested two brothers and another teen in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old Albuquerque boy, according to KOAT. Deputies say Alex Wilson, 17, Russell Spencer, 17, and Scott Spencer, 19, have all been arrested and charged with kidnapping and murdering Evyn Scott. Scott’s family says he was friends with both Wilson and Scott Spencer, but recently had a big falling out with Russell Spencer. But the attack wasn’t something […]

  • Death toll rises to 83 after ferry capsizes in Iraq’s Tigris River

    MOSUL, IRAQ — An overcrowded ferry capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul, killing at least 83 people during Nowruz and Mother’s Day celebrations on Thursday, officials said. Among the victims were at least 12 children, according to health ministry spokesman Saif al-Badr. Of the nearly 150 people who were on board, about 41 people have been rescued, the spokesman said. The ferry was transporting people from a bank of the river to a small tourist island called Umm al-Rabeein. It […]

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