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|Don Lemon Fact-Checks Donald Trump's 'Flat-Out Lie' About Barack Obama's Campaign
Don Lemon is done with President Donald Trump's claims that campaign finance
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 4:51 AM
|Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Paul Ryan Called 'Genius' While I'm 'Fraud'
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday attacked what she
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 10:38 AM
|Paul Manafort: Judge sets tentative hearing Jan. 25 to hear disputes about plea agreement
District Judge Amy Berman Jackson set a hearing for Jan. 25 for disputes about special counsel Robert Mueller voiding a plea deal with Paul Manafort.
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 6:15 PM
|Detailed Photos of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.2L
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 11:34 AM
|James Alex Fields Jr. Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Heather Heyer
Neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 12:40 PM
|Turkey to launch operation against U.S.-backed Kurds in Syria 'in a few days'
Ankara and Washington have long been at odds over Syria, where the United States has backed the YPG Kurdish militia in the fight against Islamic State insurgents. Turkey says the YPG is a terrorist organization and an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency against the state in southeastern Turkey for 34 years. Turkey has already intervened to sweep YPG fighters from territory west of the Euphrates in military campaigns over the past two years, but up until now, it had not gone east of the river - partly to avoid direct confrontation with U.S. forces.
POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 3:51 PM
|US military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crash
The US military said Tuesday five Marines who had been missing since two planes crashed off Japan a week ago were dead. The announcement brings the final toll in the December 6 crash to six, with a seventh crew member rescued after the incident. It prompted a massive search and rescue operation, which the US military said had now been called off.
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 6:12 AM
|The Story Behind TIME’s 2018 Person of the Year Covers
Photographer Moises Saman traveled over 30,000 miles in just 17 days to make these photographs.
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 7:42 AM
|Palestinians offer new details of Israel's botched Gaza raid
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The small town of Abassan in the Gaza Strip is a tough place to infiltrate — everyone knows everyone else and outsiders passing through quickly attract attention. So when strangers drove through town, suspicious Hamas security men stopped the van and questioned those inside.
POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2018 8:38 AM
|Texas fraternity president spared jail following rape accusation plea deal
The former president of a fraternity at a private Christian university in Texas has been spared jail time after being accused of raping a fellow student at a party, in a decision which has devastated the victim and her family. Jacob Anderson, 23, was accused of repeatedly raping a woman at a party in 2016, after she was plied with drink. A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea bargain, allowing the former Baylor university student to walk free and serve only community service. The woman, who was 19 at the time, attacked Anderson and the district attorneys in her victim impact statement – expressing her fury that they did not show up in court for Monday’s decision. "If I had the courage to come back to Waco and face my rapist and testify, you could at least have had enough respect for me to show up today,” she said. “You both will have to live with this decision to let a rapist run free in society without any warning to future victims.” Jacob Anderson, in a photo released by McLennan County sheriffs office Turning to the man she accused of repeatedly raping her, she said: “It must be horrible to be you. To know what you did to me. To know you are a rapist. To know that you almost killed me. To know that you ruined my life, stole my virginity and stole many other things from me.” She told police she woke up choking on her own vomit. “By the grace of God I am alive today to fight this injustice,” she wrote. “One breath either way and Jacob Walter Anderson would be on trial for murder.” Anderson had been indicted on sexual assault charges and the deal allowed him to plead no contest to a lesser charge of unlawful restraint. A no contest plea means a person does not admit guilt, but will offer no defence. He was expelled from Baylor after a university investigation, and be placed on deferred probation. Anderson, the ex-Phi Delta Theta fraternity president, also agreed to seek counselling and pay a $400 fine. He will not be forced to register as a sex offender. Abel Reyna, McLennan County district attorney, defended the plea deal in October. "This office stands by the plea offered and believes we have achieved the best result possible with the evidence at hand," he said, adding that evidence did not support the allegation that the victim may have been drugged. Judge Strother said on Monday that in making the decision he had the benefit of arguments filed by attorneys on both sides, and a background report assembled by a probation department. He said much of the comments he saw on social media or in emails were "not fully informed, misinformed or totally uninformed." Yet the decision was not the first time that the judge has sentenced men accused of sex crimes to probation. Last year, he sentenced a man to deferred probation after he pleaded guilty in the 2013 rape of a former Baylor student. The judge ordered the man to pay for the woman's counselling. The man told police the woman had been drunk, according to an affidavit. And earlier this year he sentenced a man to felony probation for the sexual assault of a former Baylor student, a punishment that came with 30 days in jail. The man, who was a student at the time and told authorities the sex was consensual, was allowed to serve the jail time on the weekends. The Anderson case bore strong parallels to that of Brock Turner, the Stanford university swimmer who was convicted in 2016 of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman outside a fraternity party. A judge in that case rejected a prosecutor's demand for a lengthy prison term and instead sentenced Turner to six months in jail. He was released from jail in September 2016 after serving three months.
POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 3:32 PM