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Two Chicago Police Officers Hit And Killed By Metro Train While Chasing Suspect

Authorities say that two Chicago police officers were killed Monday after being struck by a metro train. Officers Conrad Gary and Eduardo Marmolejo were responding to a shots fired call on the city’s South Side when a passing train hit them, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters. The train had been traveling at 60 mph to 70 mph, he said. A suspect was ultimately taken into custody and a gun was recovered, Johnson said.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Plans To Create Unified U.S. Space Command

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order before the end of the year creating a U.S. Space Command as a major military command. U.S. Officials said that Vice President Mike Pence will make the announcement Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Trump could sign the order as soon as Tuesday. This move is separate from Trump’s goal of creating a “Space Force” as an independent armed service branch.... [Read Full Story]

Apple Announces $1 Billion Campus In Texas, Plans To Create 20,000 U.S. Jobs

Apple is expanding its presence in the U.S. as a part of a billion-dollar investment that the company said would generate at least 5,000 new jobs. According to a statement released early Thursday morning, the company plans to build a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, and open new offices in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, to broaden its U.S. footprint,... [Read Full Story]

Former Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Various Crimes

A federal judge in Manhattan has sentenced Michael Cohen, the president’s former personal attorney, to three years in prison for crimes including campaign finance violation, tax evasion, and lying to Congress. U.S. Judge William Pauley said “Cohen pled guilt to a veritable smorgasbord of fraudulent conduct” and “lost his moral compass.” He added that “as a lawyer, Mr. Cohen should have known better.”... [Read Full Story]

Six Detroit-Area Doctors Charged In $500M Opioid Scheme

On Thursday, six doctors were charged in an unsealed indictment with cheating Medicare and Medicaid out of almost $500 million, in addition to fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic by illegally prescribing more than 13 million doses of prescription pain medication. The money and drugs involved make the alleged health care fraud conspiracy one of the largest in Michigan history, and one of the largest nationwide. ... [Read Full Story]

President George H.W. Bush Eulogized By Son, President George W. Bush, At State Funeral

Former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94, was honored Wednesday at a state funeral at the Washington National Cathedral. George W. Bush, the 43rd president, gave a tearful eulogy of his father, saying he taught his children about the importance of public service and how to live a life with grace, humility and kindness. “He was a genuinely optimistic man,” Bush said. “And that optimism guided his children, and made each of us believe that anything was possible.”  During the final moments of his eulogy, Bush fought back tears, saying “Dad is hugging Robin and holding mom’s hand again.” (referring to George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush’s daughter, who died in 1953 from leukemia at the age of 3.)... [Read Full Story]

Wells Fargo Computer Glitch Causes Hundreds Of Mistaken Foreclosures

A glitch by Wells Fargo has led to hundreds of mistaken foreclosures, which means that more than 500 of the bank’s customers lost their homes. The financial institution said that a computer glitch is in part to blame for an error that reportedly led to 545 customers losing their homes. The organization filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission last month, noting that it had incorrectly denied 870 loan modification requests.... [Read Full Story]

Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty In New Deal With Mueller In Trump-Russia Probe

President Trump’s longtime former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Congress about the Russia investigation. The deal is the second that Cohen has reached with federal prosecutors and represents a potential blow to Trump, who continues to discount both special counsel Robert Mueller and inquiries into his campaign’s potential collusion with Russia. Cohen has provided dozens of hours of interviews to the special counsel’s team, according to multiple sources. ... [Read Full Story]

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Wins Nomination For Speaker Of The House

House Democrats selected Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as the nominee for speaker of the House on Wednesday in a closed-door meeting with the caucus. The nomination marks a win for Pelosi in her bid to reclaim the leadership position when Democrats take back control of the House in January 2019. She needed only half of the Democratic Caucus to vote on her behalf in order to secure the nomination.... [Read Full Story]