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© The Associated Press This combination of photos provided by the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department in Texas shows Mohamed Toure, left, and Denise Cros-Toure, a Fort Worth couple accused of enslaving a Guinean woman for 16 years. The couple on Monday, April 22, 2019, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison each for enslaving the woman for 16 years. (Tarrant County Sheriff's Department via AP)


The 58-year-old Southlake, Texas, couple ... and pay their victim $288,000 in restitution. They also will be deported to Guinea.

A suburban Fort Worth couple has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison each for enslaving a Guinean woman for 16 years.

“Chairman Cummings’ subpoena is invalid and unenforceable because it has no legitimate legislative purpose,” Trump’s lawyers said in a filing, arguing


“Chairman Cummings’ subpoena is invalid and unenforceable because it has no legitimate legislative purpose,” Trump’s lawyers said in a filing, arguing ...

President Donald Trump on Monday filed suit to keep U.S. lawmakers from obtaining his financial records, the first salvo in what promises to be an escalating legal battle with Democrats in Congress.

Louise Turpin sits in a courtroom during a sentencing hearing Friday, April 19, 2019, in Riverside, Calif. Turpin and her husband, David, who pleaded guilty to years of torture and abuse of 12 of their 13 children have been sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole after 25 years. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register via AP, Pool)


The sentence of life with no chance of parole for 25 years was no surprise. It had been agreed to when the couple pleaded guilty in February to 14 counts each that included torture, cruelty and false imprisonment.

The eldest son and daughter of a couple who starved and shackled 12 of their children spoke publicly for the first time Friday, alternately condemning and forgiving their parents before a judge sentenced the pair to up to life in prison.

Antonio Armstrong Sr. and his wife, Dawn Armstrong. Image credit - people


Antonio Armstrong Jr. is on trial for allegedly murdering his mom and ex-NFL player dad

A Texas teen who is on trial for allegedly murdering his parents was regularly being reprimanded over his poor grades, lying and lax behavior in the months leading up to the couple’s shooting deaths, prosecutors argued in court, multiple outlets report.

Joe Biden in Dorchester, Massachusetts on April 18, 2019.


Discussions about the exact timing of the former VP’s entry in the crowded field is ongoing and subject to change, advisers told NBC.

Advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden are finalizing plans for the launch of his presidential campaign next week, ending months of suspense that has hung over the Democratic nominating race.

What We Know About the Mueller Report


“The evidence we obtained about the President's actions and intent presents difficult issues that prevent us from conclusively determining that no criminal conduct occurred. Accordingly, ...

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election concludes that Moscow used two main operations to try to impact the vote: a social media campaign that favored then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and disparaged his opponent Hillary Clinton, as well as a hacking effort targeting Clinton that published stolen documents.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr, flanked by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, speaks at a news conference to discuss Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, in Washington, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


Despite his defense of Trump, Barr said the report details 10 episodes involving Trump and possible attempts to obstruct justice by hindering Mueller’s probe.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday offered a spirited defense of President Donald Trump just before releasing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election.

Micah Herndon, of Tallmadge, Ohio, crawls to the finish line in the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019, in Boston.


"You just gotta push through it, you know? Once I realized I couldn't achieve and maintain my goal pace, I had one goal in mind, ...

A determined Marine veteran who pulled himself across the finish line of the Boston Marathon and fell short of his goal to qualify for the New York City Marathon received a big surprise when "Good Morning America" told him he officially has a coveted spot in the race.

House panel chairman gives IRS April 23 deadline on Trump taxes


Trump broke with a decades-old precedent by refusing to release his returns as a presidential candidate in 2016 and continues to do so as president, saying his tax returns are under IRS audit.

The Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee on Saturday set a new April 23 deadline for the Internal Revenue Service to comply with his request for six years of President Donald Trump’s personal and business tax returns.

Facebook spends more than $22m on CEO Zuckerberg's safety


About $20m went towards security for Mark Zuckerberg and his family, up from about $9m the prior year.

Facebook more than doubled the money it spent on Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's security in 2018 to $22.6m, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.

Texas Tech medical school to stop using race in admissions


The Trump administration's Justice Department has signaled concern about the use of race in admissions decisions.

Race will no longer be factored into admissions at Texas Tech University's medical school following an agreement with the Trump administration, potentially previewing how other complaints over affirmative action are handled under Education Secretary Betsy Devos.

Brooke Johns was cited for disorderly conduct after her son Cohen, 3, relieved himself in a gas station parking lot.


"He was peeing before his pants were even all the way down, so obviously he had to go," says the mom, who lives in Beech Island, South Carolina.

As parents of toddlers know, nature doesn't always call at the most convenient time.

19 Incredibly Successful People Who Started Out As Failures. Image credit - huffpost


The stories of these 19 brilliant people prove that a failure today may not necessarily be considered a failure a few tomorrows from now.

When it comes to accomplishing your dreams -- and getting credit for doing so -- all we can say is, never underestimate the power of time.

Meet the 2019 Skoll Awardees for Social Entrepreneurship. Image credit - Skoll Foundation


The winners are: Crisis Text Line, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, mPedigree, mPharma, and Thorn.

The Skoll Foundation has announced the five winners of the 2019 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship, a week ahead of the 16th Annual Skoll World Forum.

Exterior view of the south side of the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Fla., Jan. 9, 2008. Image credit - ABC


President Trump spent the weekend at Mar-a-Lago, but at the time Zhang managed to gain access to the resort the president was off-site at his nearby golf course.

A woman carrying two passports from the People's Republic of China, four cellphones, and a thumb drive containing “malicious malware” managed to skirt multiple layers of security at Mar-a-Lago over the weekend, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Florida.

In this March 24, 2019 photo, Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot participates in a candidate forum sponsored by One Chicago For All Alliance at Daley College in Chicago. AP photo


"This campaign has been an incredible journey. We started out as underdogs, but our message of change resonated across the city.

Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot took home the victory in Chicago's mayoral race on Tuesday, making her the city's first African American female mayor, the Associated Press projected.

SINGLE USE PLASTICS - This is just a small sample of the plastic packaging that you will find in retail stores all over the world. A good proportion of this packaging - around 8 millions tons a year, will end up in our oceans, in the gut of the fish we eat, in the stomachs of seabirds and in the intestines of whales and other marine mammals. of course we are the last in the food chain where the toxins can get us, if the micro plastics don't. Copyright photograph © 22-7-17 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd, all rights reserved. Image credit: blue-growthdotorg


“Without a proper waste management infrastructure and sufficient recycling facilities we will not achieve a circular economy or the objectives of this directive,” EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren said.

Single-use plastic items such as straws, forks and knives as well as cotton buds will be banned in the European Union by 2021 following a vote by EU lawmakers on Wednesday as the bloc pushes manufacturers to step up their recycling efforts.

(Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) Actor Jussie Smollett speaks to reporters at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago after prosecutors dropped all charges against him, March 26, 2019.


"Jussie was attacked by two people he was unable to identify on January 29th. He was a victim who was vilified and made to appear as a perpetrator as a result of false and inappropriate remarks made to the public causing an inappropriate rush to judgement,"

In a stunning move, prosecutors in Chicago dropped all charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett on Tuesday, a month after he was hit with felony counts stemming from what police said was a staged street attack on himself in an attempt to get a pay raise.

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