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Family mourns construction worker killed by 18-wheeler on California freeway

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The 33-year-old man had only recently married his wife when he was struck by a big rig while collecting traffic cones on the busy freeway.
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Alabama man pleads guilty to paying father of 15-year-old boy to have sex with him

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An Alabama man pleaded guilty in federal court to charges that he paid the father of a 15-year-old boy so he could have sexual contact with the teen.
Billy Edwards, 63, pleaded guilty to charges of commercial sex trafficking, coercion, and enticement of a minor to engage in prostitution and being a convicted felon in possession of firearms, according to WHNT .
The father of the teen, 38-year-old Darwin Moises Amador-Zepeda, is charged with commercial sex trafficking and coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in prostitution.
“The trafficking of any human being...
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Married ballet academy owners accused of sexually abusing 17-year-old

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The married owners of a Kentucky ballet academy have been accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl who was a student and employee at the academy, according to WDRB .
Declan McAuley, 54, and Ariadne McAuley, 35, were accused of engaging in sex acts with the victim on at least seven occasions and having sex with each other in the presence of the victim.
The alleged crimes were discovered after the victim was interviewed at a child advocacy center.
Police said they found nude pictures of the victim on Declan McAuley's phone when they confronted him about the alleged...
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Gunman opens fire at Chicago hospital, wounds at least 4

Gunman opens fire at Chicago hospital, wounds at least 4

A police spokesman said the gunman was dead, but it was not immediately clear if he took his own life or was killed by police. Read more ...

White House welcomes turkeys for presidential pardoning, unveils savory names

White House welcomes turkeys for presidential pardoning, unveils savory names

White House representatives selected and announced the birds' official names, Carrots and Peas, which were chosen from a list of more than 600 suggestions from South Dakota... Read more ...

Democratic senators sue over Whitaker's appointment as AG

Democratic senators sue over Whitaker's appointment as AG

The complaint asks a judge to declare the appointment unconstitutional and to prevent him from serving as head of the Justice Department. Read more ...

Thanksgiving cruise comes to abrupt stop in Puerto Rico

Thanksgiving cruise comes to abrupt stop in Puerto Rico

Passengers say they were told they would have to be off the ship by Tuesday and would have to remain onboard until then. Read more ...

Colorado man sentenced to multiple life sentences in deaths of pregnant...

Colorado man sentenced to multiple life sentences in deaths of pregnant wife, daughters

Chris Watts, 33, pleaded guilty this month to first-degree murder and other charges in the deaths of 34-year-old Shanann Watts and their daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3. Read more ...

David's Bridal files for bankruptcy, says company will stay open for business

David's Bridal files for bankruptcy, says company will stay open for business

Another bridal store has filed for bankruptcy, but assures customers the company says it will remain open for business. Read more ...

Nissan to oust chairman after finding 'significant acts of misconduct'

Nissan to oust chairman after finding 'significant acts of misconduct'

"Numerous other significant acts of misconduct have been uncovered, such as personal use of company assets," Nissan says. Read more ...

Rolling Stones coming to Chicago's Soldier Field

Rolling Stones coming to Chicago's Soldier Field

CHICAGO - The Rolling Stones on Monday announced plans to perform at Chicago's Soldier Field in June 2019. The iconic group will perform at Soldier Field on June 21, 2019, as... Read more ...

Democratic senators sue over Whitaker's appointment as AG

Democratic senators sue over Whitaker's appointment as AG

The complaint asks a judge to declare the appointment unconstitutional and to prevent him from serving as head of the Justice Department. Read more ...

Police: Reports of shots fired, multiple injuries at Chicago hospital

Police: Reports of shots fired, multiple injuries at Chicago hospital

Chicago police said they have received reports of shots fired inside Mercy Hospital. They are asking people to stay clear of the area. Read more ...