Year: 2017

Troy Police Department(NEW YORK) — Two men have been arrested in connection with the brutal murder of two women and two children in upstate New York this week. James White, 38, and Justin Mann, 24, both of Schenectady, New York, were arrested in the quadruple killing in Troy, New York, according to Troy Police Capt. […]

KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — A 25-year-old man in California has been arrested over an alleged hoax 911 call that led to police killing an unarmed man in Kansas on Thursday night, authorities said. Tyler Barriss from South Los Angeles was arrested Friday afternoon for allegedly making the so-called “swatting” call, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed […]

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Erica Garner, who became a nationally-known activist against police abuse following her father’s death after he was put in a police chokehold, has died following a recent heart attack, her official Twitter site confirmed. Garner, 27, had been hospitalized following a heart attack on Dec. 24. She “suffered major brain […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Another blast of even more frigid cold air is on the way for the Midwest and eastern U.S. after a week of already brutally cold temperatures for the eastern half of the nation. Wind chill warnings, advisories and watches have been issued for a large portion of the nation, including a stretch […]

Barrington Lincoln(FERGUSON, Mo.) — One ambitious high school student knew exactly how to reveal to his family that he got accepted into his dream college: by surprising them on Christmas Day. Barrington Lincoln, class president at Lutheran High School North in Ferguson, Missouri, got accepted into Morehouse College in Atlanta on Dec. 15. But for […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Coverage of global affairs in 2017 focused on the big flashpoints — North Korea, the fight against ISIS and the aftershocks of Russia’s election meddling. But along with the familiar narratives there were a few plot twists –- from deadly drones to advances in artificial intelligence to new frontiers — experts say […]

David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer/TNS via Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) — New York Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman made moves on his first full day on the job and dismissed longtime executive Marc Ross. Ross, who had been with the team since 2007, was completing his fifth season as the Giants’ vice president of player […]

Many Iowans follow the rule of keeping their vehicles’ gas tanks at least half full during extremely cold weather as it can help engine performance, but be sure to choose the pump carefully. A new report finds paying for premium gas may not be worth the extra price. Gail Weinholzer, at AAA-Iowa, says the motor […]

Universal Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — The latest picks for award season come courtesy of the Online Film Critics Society, who just announced their 2017 award winners. Jordan Peele’s sleeper hit Get Out was named Best Picture, while Christopher Nolan earned Best Director for his World War II film, Dunkirk. The organization has awarded Gary Oldman the […]

Marvel Studios/ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — As 2017 comes to a close, moviegoers are already looking forward to next year’s movie releases — especially superhero flicks. According to a Fandango poll, fans are most excited to see Avengers: Infinity War, while Marvel’s Black Panther is the second most-anticipated release. In fact, nine […]


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