Chicago Cubs cut infielder Addison Russell, one year after domestic violence suspension

The Chicago Cubs officially parted ways on Monday with infielder Addison Russell, who was once a top prospect but saw his star dim quickly when his ex-wife accused him of domestic abuse.  Russell, 25, received a 40-game suspension in September 2018 after a Major League Baseball investigation of claims made by his ex-wife, Melisa Reidy, detailing physical, mental and emotional abuse during […]

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Veteran, 88, saves girl from ‘vicious’ pit bull by hitting it with Christmas decoration

MASSILLON, Ohio – Leonard Miller was in his kitchen when he heard a frantic knocking at the door and the sound of a little girl screaming for help. The 13-year-old girl told her neighbor that their dog was attacking her younger sister and would not let her go. Miller didn’t think. He reacted. The following minutes were a blur as […]

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President Trump says he won’t ‘deal’ with British ambassador who criticized him

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Monday that he will no longer deal with the British ambassador to the United States, who called him “insecure” and “incompetent,” among other things. “I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought of within the U.S.,” Trump said in a pair of midday tweets. “We will no longer deal with him.” […]

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Big Machine label head denies Taylor Swift’s claims, goes after her in lengthy blog post

After Taylor Swift penned a lengthy Tumblr post Sunday slamming Big Machine’s sale of her music to Scooter Braun, the label’s CEO is sharing his side of the story.  Scott Borchetta wrote in a blog post on Big Machine’s website that it was “time to set some things straight,” claiming Swift had prior knowledge of the deal and didn’t “learn about (the sale) […]

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Report: Toddler who fell into zoo’s rhino enclosure suffered severe injuries

A toddler who fell into a rhinoceros’ enclosure at a Florida zoo on New Year’s Day lacerated her liver and bruised a lung – more severe injuries than initially reported, according to a report issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, the state agency that oversees safety protocols for captive animals. The father of the girl told Florida Today the child, whose name […]

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Former parking valet was waiting to attack Wisconsin nurse in parking garage, according to homicide charges

Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic content that readers may find disturbing. A former valet at Froedtert Hospital has been charged in the brutal homicide of a nurse practitioner in the hospital parking garage last week. Kenneth Freeman was waiting behind a concrete pillar in parking structure 5 at Froedtert when Carlie Beaudin stepped out of the elevator about 1 a.m. on Friday, according […]

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Top 5 moments from first day of William Barr’s confirmation hearing for attorney general

WASHINGTON – The nation had front-row seats to the first day of confirmation hearings for William Barr, President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general. Barr, who previously served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, took on questions from everything on gun policies, civil rights and immigration to how he would oversee the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a […]

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Here’s why Republican women in the House could punch above their weight in the new Congress

WASHINGTON – Although Republican women are scarce in the newly convened 116th Congress, they could punch above their weight. Used to being outnumbered, female lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have a history of working collaboratively together. That could help the 13 Republican women in the House adjust to both the loss of their party’s control and to their diminished ranks. Democrats […]

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