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Militia group agrees to leave their encampment in New Mexico near US border

Militia group agrees to leave their encampment in New Mexico near US border

KVIA-TV(SUNLAND PARK, N.M.) —  An armed militia group of private citizens has agreed to leave their encampment near the U.S.-Mexico border after officials expressed concerns about them brandishing weapons on public property.”They decided it wasn’t worth the fight,” Sunland Park, New Mexico, Police Chief Javier Guerra told ABC News on Tuesday.Members of the group, which…Read more »

Bodycam video released in shooting of unarmed woman near Yale University

Bodycam video released in shooting of unarmed woman near Yale University

Connecticut State Police(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — Newly released body camera video has shed new light into an officer-involved shooting in New Haven, Connecticut, that’s prompted protests. Stephanie Washington, 22, was shot in the torso on April 16 in New Haven when an officer from the neighboring town of Hamden and another from Yale University unleashed…Read more »

Brothers implicated in Jussie Smollett ‘hoax’ attack sue the ‘Empire’ actor’s lawyers

Brothers implicated in Jussie Smollett ‘hoax’ attack sue the ‘Empire’ actor’s lawyers

Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images(CHICAGO) —  The two Chicago brothers who claim Jussie Smollett paid them to help stage what police deemed a “hoax” attack filed a defamation lawsuit on Tuesday against the “Empire” actor’s lawyers. Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Chicago accusing Smollett’s attorneys Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian…Read more »

Kansas zoo identifies staffer attacked by Sumatran tiger

Kansas zoo identifies staffer attacked by Sumatran tiger

Topeka Zoo(TOPEKA, Kan.) — A Kansas zookeeper who was attacked and badly injured by a Sumatran tiger when she inexplicably entered the animal’s enclosure was identified on Tuesday as a 40-year-old wildlife veteran and “one of the most experienced keepers” at the Topeka Zoo, officials said.Topeka Zoo officials said Kristyn Hayden-Ortega was inside the tiger…Read more »

More than 12,000 Boy Scout members were victims of sexual abuse, expert says

More than 12,000 Boy Scout members were victims of sexual abuse, expert says

AmyKerk/iStock(NEW YORK) — An expert who has been working with the Boy Scouts revealed that there may have been as many as 7,819 sexually abusive troop leaders and volunteers in the storied organization, according to newly released court documents.More than 7,800 individuals allegedly abused 12,254 victims, according to the court testimony.These figures were released Tuesday…Read more »

Trump lawyer, Supreme Court justices clash over citizenship question on 2020 census

Trump lawyer, Supreme Court justices clash over citizenship question on 2020 census

liveslow/iStock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s top administration lawyer clashed with liberal justices of the Supreme Court on Tuesday over the government’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.”I’m sorry. It’s not been a part of the survey since 1960,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor protested, interrupting Solicitor General Noel Francisco as oral arguments began.”It…Read more »

Feds charge pharma executive Lawrence Doud in a first over opioid crisis

Feds charge pharma executive Lawrence Doud in a first over opioid crisis

Darwin Brandis/iStock(NEW YORK) — Federal prosecutors charged pharmaceutical company Rochester Drug Cooperative and two of its former executives Tuesday in a new method of charges for a drug distributor related to the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis.Rochester Drug Cooperative (RDC), one of the nation’s largest distributors of opioids, has entered into a non-prosecution consent decree with…Read more »

Mystery deepens in Delphi girls’ double murder

Mystery deepens in Delphi girls’ double murder

ABC News(DELPHI, Indiana) — The mysterious murder of two Delphi girls deepened this week when Indiana State Police revealed new clues about the killer, including that he may live in the tight-knit Indiana community.But this new information — including a new sketch and more video evidence — seems to leave the public with more questions…Read more »