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Nine Members Of American Family Killed In Highway Attack In Mexico

Mexican military has confirmed that at least nine members of an American family, including six children, were killed in an attack in northern Mexico.  The family was ambushed by an armed group while traveling from the town of Galeana in Chichuahua state to Bavispe in Sonora state between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. local time, according to Mexico’s security minister, Alfonso Durazo.... [Read Full Story]

McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook Pushed Out Over Relationship With Employee

McDonald’s chief executive officer Steve Easterbrook has been pushed out of the company after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee, the corporation said Sunday. The fast food giant said the former president and CEO demonstrated poor judgment, and that McDonald’s forbids managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect subordinates.... [Read Full Story]

Twitter Says Platform Will Stop Accepting Political Ads

Twitter says the company will no longer accept political ads.  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm on Wednesday, “We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet. Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages on people. We believe this decision should not be compromised by money.”... [Read Full Story]

House Democrats Release Text Of Impeachment Resolution

House Democrats have released text of the impeachment resolution they plan to vote on, however when that vote will take place is still unclear. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi originally claimed the vote would be this Thursday. But on Tuesday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer walked that back and said that not only was the vote “not an impeachment resolution” but that it might not be “ready to go on Thursday.”  Hoyer told reporters Tuesday morning: “This is not an impeachment resolution. I don’t know what an impeachment resolution is.”... [Read Full Story]

Grandfather Of Toddler Who Died In Fatal Fall From Cruise Ship Charged With Manslaughter

Authorities have arrested the grandfather of an 18-month-old who fell out of a window on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in Puerto Rico during a family trip in July. Puerto Rico’s Justice Department ordered the arrest of Salvatore Anello. He faces a charge of negligent manslaughter in the death of his granddaughter, Chloe Wiegand. While the vessel was docked in San Juan, Anello placed Chloe near an open window he thought was closed when her family said she fell out of the ship’s 11th story.... [Read Full Story]

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead After US Military Raid In Syria

On Sunday, President Donald Trump announced the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State. Trump said in an address to the nation from the White House:  “A brutal killer, one who has caused so much hardship and death, has violently been eliminated. He will never again harm another innocent man, woman or child. He died like a dog. He died like a coward. The world is now a much safer place.”... [Read Full Story]

Turkey Enters Into Deal With Russia While United States Says Ceasefire With Syria Has Succeeded

Russia and Turkey have reached an agreement to share control of Syria’s northern border – superseding the deal between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence that was reached last Thursday.  The deal came just before the U.S.-Turkish halt in hostilities reached its deadline.  A senior Trump administration official touting it as “one of the best ceasefires I’ve ever seen.”... [Read Full Story]

Lori Loughlin, Husband Mossimo Giannulli And 10 Other Parents Face New Charges In College Admissions Scandal

Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are facing additional charges in the nationwide college admissions scandal. According to court documents, the U.S. Attorney filed Federal Program Bribery charges against the couple for their alleged role in the scandal. Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, who were indicted in March, previously pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering charges.... [Read Full Story]

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro, Brother Of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Passes Away At 90

Thomas D’Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor and the brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has died at 90. A spokesman for Pelosi said D’Alesandro died Sunday morning at his north Baltimore home after complications from a stroke. Pelosi said in a statement that she and her family are devastated, calling her brother “the finest public servant I have ever known.”... [Read Full Story]

Juul To Stop Selling Several Flavored Products In The U.S.

Juul Labs, a leading e-cigarette company, announced on Thursday that they will stop selling several flavored products in the United States. Only tobacco, mint and menthol flavors will remain for sale. Juul’s mango, creme, fruit and cucumber flavors have already been removed from the online store, the only place the company sold these products directly to 21-and-up consumers in the United States. It had pulled them from retail locations late last year. However, these flavored pods will continue to be sold abroad.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Defends Decision To Pull Back U.S. Troops Regarding Turkey-Syria Crisis

On Wednesday, President Trump continued to distance himself and the U.S. from tensions in northeastern Syria, telling reporters at a White House photo-op in the Oval Office, “It’s not our border.” Trump provided the many reasons why the U.S. should not be involved in the fighting, saying, “So, if Russia wants to get involved with the — with Syria, that’s really up to them. They have a problem with Turkey, they have a problem at a border. It’s not our border. We shouldn’t be losing lives over it.”... [Read Full Story]