Robert Morgenthau, Manhattan District Attorney who oversaw  Central Park 5 case convictions, dies at 99
Robert Morgenthau, Manhattan District Attorney who oversaw Central Park 5 case convictions, dies at 99

Morgenthau, who served as US Attorney for New York’s southern district during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, served as Manhattan’s top state prosecutor in 1975 and held the job for 35 years.

Art Neville, founder of funk band Meters and member of Neville Brothers, dies at 81
Art Neville, founder of funk band Meters and member of Neville Brothers, dies at 81

The cause of death was not immediately available but Neville had battled a number of health issues including complications from back surgery.

Family will sue Royal Caribbean Cruises over Indiana toddler's death, says mother
Family will sue Royal Caribbean Cruises over Indiana toddler's death, says mother

The toddler's mother Kimberley Wiegandher said her family will sue the cruise company for "not having a safer situation on the 11th floor of that cruise ship"

'Avengers: Endgame' overtakes 'Avatar' to score all-time record while 'The Lion King' rules the weekend
'Avengers: Endgame' overtakes 'Avatar' to score all-time record while 'The Lion King' rules the weekend

Although reviews were mixed for Jon Favreau's remake of the 1994 animated film, audiences still turned out in droves to hear the A-list voice cast, from Beyoncé to Donald Glover

US military studies 'hyperfit' women who pass grueling courses
US military studies 'hyperfit' women who pass grueling courses

Women have increasingly made it through the nine-week Ranger course, and the numbers of those trying out for other special operations jobs is slowly inching up.

Ocasio-Cortez says Trump enjoyed crowd's 'send her back' chants directed at Ilhan Omar
Ocasio-Cortez says Trump enjoyed crowd's 'send her back' chants directed at Ilhan Omar

As seen on video footage, the president paused for about 13 seconds during the chanting before resuming his speech

Dozens of pilot whales found dead after mass stranding on remote Iceland beach
Dozens of pilot whales found dead after mass stranding on remote Iceland beach

The pilot whale is notorious for stranding in mass numbers, for reasons that are not entirely understood. Last year, locals got a large group of whales to turn away from a spot on the opposite side of the peninsula.

David Hedison, actor in James Bond films and sci-fi classic 'The Fly', dies at 92
David Hedison, actor in James Bond films and sci-fi classic 'The Fly', dies at 92

Hedison portrayed Capt. Lee Crane in the long-running sci-fi television series "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" and Spencer Harrison on the daytime series "Another World."

Teen rapper Tay-K found guilty of murder for his role in robbery that left a 21-year-old man dead in 2016
Teen rapper Tay-K found guilty of murder for his role in robbery that left a 21-year-old man dead in 2016

Prosecutors have said Tay-K was charged with murder because he recruited the triggerman and organized the robbery

Trump mocks efforts to replace plastic straws with paper ones: 'We have bigger problems than plastic straws'
Trump mocks efforts to replace plastic straws with paper ones: 'We have bigger problems than plastic straws'

Over 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean each year — though plastic straws make up less than 1% of ocean waste

Greek capital Athens hit by 5.1-strong quake and aftershocks, panicked residents seen running out to streets
Greek capital Athens hit by 5.1-strong quake and aftershocks, panicked residents seen running out to streets

The Athens Institute of Geodynamics indicated the preliminary magnitude as 5.1 but the U.S. Geological Survey said it was a 5.3 quake on the Richter scale

Ex-Illinois student who kidnapped and killed Chinese scholar spared death penalty, gets life in jail
Ex-Illinois student who kidnapped and killed Chinese scholar spared death penalty, gets life in jail

A former University of Illinois doctoral student has been spared the death penalty and sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and killing of a 26-year-old scholar from China

Rapper YG's Los Angeles home searched in connection with fatal shooting in Compton
Rapper YG's Los Angeles home searched in connection with fatal shooting in Compton

Deputy Marvin Crowder, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, said the rapper, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, has not been implicated in the shooting and was not home at the time of the search Thursday.

Trump says he was not happy with ‘send her back’ chant targeting Ilhan Omar at his rally in North Carolina
Trump says he was not happy with ‘send her back’ chant targeting Ilhan Omar at his rally in North Carolina

Trump claimed he tried to stop the chant, which came after he recited a litany of complaints about Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who fled to the U.S. as a child with her family from violence-wracked Somalia

Senator Chuck Schumer calls for FBI to investigate Russia-made FaceApp over security concerns
Senator Chuck Schumer calls for FBI to investigate Russia-made FaceApp over security concerns

Schumer is concerned FaceApp could pose "national security and privacy risks for millions of U.S. citizens"

Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case, judge deems him dangerous
Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case, judge deems him dangerous

Epstein, with his hands folded before him, showed no reaction to the announcement by U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman

33 dead in Kyoto anime studio fire, Japan PM Shinzo Abe mourns the victims
33 dead in Kyoto anime studio fire, Japan PM Shinzo Abe mourns the victims

The man suspected to have caused the fire is injured and undergoing treatment with the others in a hospital, say fire and rescue officials

Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, Boston Red Sox's first black player, dies at 85
Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, Boston Red Sox's first black player, dies at 85

His first appearance in a Boston uniform ended baseball's ugliest chapter, and the fact that it took the Red Sox so long left a stain on the franchise — and a void in the trophy case — it is still trying to erase

Trump slams congresswomen squad while North Carolina crowd roars 'Send her back!': 'If you don't like it, let 'em leave'
Trump slams congresswomen squad while North Carolina crowd roars 'Send her back!': 'If you don't like it, let 'em leave'

President Donald Trump turned a campaign rally into an extended dissection of the four Democratic congresswomen

Prosecutors drop groping case against Kevin Spacey after accuser pleads the Fifth
Prosecutors drop groping case against Kevin Spacey after accuser pleads the Fifth

The accuser had been ordered to testify about a cellphone he used the night of the alleged assault. He was supposed to turn it over to the defense but said it was missing.

'There is no justice': Eric Garner's mother slams decision not to indict NYPD officer over chokehold death
'There is no justice': Eric Garner's mother slams decision not to indict NYPD officer over chokehold death

Gwen Carr said that when federal prosecutors summoned her family to disclose their findings, "We thought we were going to get some positive news."

Notorious drug lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán sentenced to life in prison
Notorious drug lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán sentenced to life in prison

The 62-year-old drug lord, who had been protected in Mexico by an army of gangsters and an elaborate corruption operation, was brought to the U.S. to stand trial after he twice escaped from Mexican prisons.

House votes to condemn Trump's racist tweets against minority congresswomen with support from four Republicans
House votes to condemn Trump's racist tweets against minority congresswomen with support from four Republicans

Four Republicans voted to condemn his remarks: moderate Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Fred Upton of Michigan, Will Hurd of Texas and Susan Brooks of Indiana

Former Justice John Paul Stevens, leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing, dies at 99
Former Justice John Paul Stevens, leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing, dies at 99

Stevens served more than twice the average tenure for a justice, and was only the second to mark his 90th birthday on the high court.

R Kelly to remain in Chicago jail without bond on sex-related charges, federal judge rules
R Kelly to remain in Chicago jail without bond on sex-related charges, federal judge rules

U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber said that under federal law Kelly would have to prove that he was not a danger to the public and Kelly's attorney, Steve Greenberg, had failed to do so

South African musician Johnny Clegg, pioneering voice against apartheid, dies at 66 after battle with pancreatic cancer
South African musician Johnny Clegg, pioneering voice against apartheid, dies at 66 after battle with pancreatic cancer

Clegg's multi-racial bands during South Africa's white minority rule attracted an international following. He crafted hits inspired by Zulu and township harmonies, as well as folk music and other influences.

'Game of Thrones' at Emmy Awards: Much panned final season earns record-breaking 32 nominations
'Game of Thrones' at Emmy Awards: Much panned final season earns record-breaking 32 nominations

The bloodthirsty saga's total eclipsed the all-time series record of 27 nods earned by 'NYPD Blue' in 1994.

Trump insists he is not racist after he's slammed for Twitter attacks on minority congresswomen: 'Not a racist bone in my body'
Trump insists he is not racist after he's slammed for Twitter attacks on minority congresswomen: 'Not a racist bone in my body'

The tweets, which have been widely denounced as racist, were directed at Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

NY cop won't be charged in Eric Garner chokehold death, says source
NY cop won't be charged in Eric Garner chokehold death, says source

Officers were attempting to arrest 43-year-old Garner on charges he sold loose, untaxed cigarettes outside a Staten Island convenience store at the time of the incident

Salvadoran woman accused of aborting baby after alleged rape faces murder retrial and 30 years in prison
Salvadoran woman accused of aborting baby after alleged rape faces murder retrial and 30 years in prison

Evelyn Beatriz Hernández, who says she is a rape victim and had no idea she was pregnant, had already served 33 months of her 30-year sentence when the Supreme Court overturned the ruling against her in February and ordered a new trial, with a new judge.

Michael Avenatti says R Kelly 'bought his acquittal', paid $2m to silence girl he assaulted
Michael Avenatti says R Kelly 'bought his acquittal', paid $2m to silence girl he assaulted

Avenatti said at a news conference in which he provided details of what he said has been a yearslong effort by Kelly to prevent his sexual abuse of several girls from becoming public.

Baltimore police say officer and suspect killed at drug treatment center shooting by gunman demanding methadone
Baltimore police say officer and suspect killed at drug treatment center shooting by gunman demanding methadone

The shooting was reported shortly after 7 a.m. and was captured on video by the body cameras of the officers who responded to the clinic. The man was buzzed into the clinic, and then the situation escalated.

Legendary boxing champion Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker dead at 55 after being struck by car in Virginia
Legendary boxing champion Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker dead at 55 after being struck by car in Virginia

The driver of the car remained on the scene, and police said they were investigating the circumstances of the death. Sweet Pea was Whitaker's nickname, and it fit perfectly. He was a master of hitting and not getting hit back.

Australian model who slapped an attendant on United Airlines flight in drunken assault avoids jail, sentenced to three years probation
Australian model who slapped an attendant on United Airlines flight in drunken assault avoids jail, sentenced to three years probation

Mornyang was nine hours into a January 21 flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles and had apparently been drinking wine excessively when she began "yelling obscenities and racial slurs and flailing her arms," prosecutors said in their sentencing memorandum

Epstein's accusers urge US judge to keep him jailed until sex trafficking trial as bail ruling gets delayed
Epstein's accusers urge US judge to keep him jailed until sex trafficking trial as bail ruling gets delayed

Courtney Wild, an unnamed victim in the 2008 lawsuit against the Department of Justice for the secret plea deal that allowed Epstein to avoid similar charges, spoke for the first time in court with a fellow accuser.

Drunk driver deliberately pushes vehicle into oncoming traffic on Oklahoma highway killing 2 people in road rage incident
Drunk driver deliberately pushes vehicle into oncoming traffic on Oklahoma highway killing 2 people in road rage incident

Patrol spokeswoman Sarah Stewart said the man left the scene of the collision but was later arrested and booked into the Bryan County Jail on two counts of second-degree murder, leaving the scene of a fatal collision and felony DUI.

Jeffrey Epstein bail ruling delayed as fake passport found in his safe, judge says he needs more time
Jeffrey Epstein bail ruling delayed as fake passport found in his safe, judge says he needs more time

Prosecutors said their case is getting "stronger by the day" after several more women contacted them in recent days to say he abused them when they were underage

YouTube star Emily Hartridge, 35, dies in tragic electric scooter accident raising fears over e-scooter safety
YouTube star Emily Hartridge, 35, dies in tragic electric scooter accident raising fears over e-scooter safety

Emily Hartridge, who presented online series "10 Reasons Why," was killed in a collision with a truck.

Jeffrey Epstein arrives in court for bail hearing as his lawyers argue that he should be granted house arrest while awaiting trial
Jeffrey Epstein arrives in court for bail hearing as his lawyers argue that he should be granted house arrest while awaiting trial

Epstein's lawyers are asking a judge Monday to grant him house arrest in his $77 million mansion. They say he is no threat to flee.

Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing who was castrated for homosexuality to be face of new banknote
Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing who was castrated for homosexuality to be face of new banknote

The Turing banknote will enter circulation in 2021 and includes a photo of the scientist, mathematical formulae and technical drawings

Evidence against Jeffrey Epstein grows stronger as more women report underage abuse, reveal prosecutors as bail fight looms
Evidence against Jeffrey Epstein grows stronger as more women report underage abuse, reveal prosecutors as bail fight looms

His lawyers say their client has not committed crimes since pleading guilty to soliciting a minor for prostitution charges in Florida in 2008

Donald Trump comes under fire for racist tweets against AOC and her liberal congresswomen 'squad'
Donald Trump comes under fire for racist tweets against AOC and her liberal congresswomen 'squad'

Trump says the four congresswomen of color should go back to their 'broken and crime-infested' countries, however, all of them are US citizens and only one is foreign-born

Australian police finally catch up to 4 children who stole parents' SUV and drove 600 miles on a 'fishing trip'
Australian police finally catch up to 4 children who stole parents' SUV and drove 600 miles on a 'fishing trip'

Police say four children aged 10 to 14 packed fishing rods in a parent's SUV, left a farewell note then drove 600 miles down the Australian east coast before they were stopped the next day

Body of 'Seinfield' actor Charles Levin, 70, believed to have been found in Oregon after he was reported missing
Body of 'Seinfield' actor Charles Levin, 70, believed to have been found in Oregon after he was reported missing

Levin, 70, was reported missing from Grants Pass on July 8 by his son after he hadn't heard from his father for several days.

Novak Djokovic saves two championship points to beat Roger Federer in epic final to win fifth Wimbledon title
Novak Djokovic saves two championship points to beat Roger Federer in epic final to win fifth Wimbledon title

Federer played some of glorious tennis and was so slose to winning the title: 'It was a great match. It was long. It had everything. I had my chances. So did he. I thought we played some great tennis. In a way, I'm very happy with my performance, as well'

Jennifer Lopez gives Carli Lloyd a lap dance on stage at Madison Square Garden to celebrate World Cup victory
Jennifer Lopez gives Carli Lloyd a lap dance on stage at Madison Square Garden to celebrate World Cup victory

Jennifer Lopez pulled Lloyd from the audience to the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday night, working her sensual moves on the soccer star.

Huge power outage in Manhattan leaves thousands of Con Edison customers in darkness; subway, stores and other landmarks shut down
Huge power outage in Manhattan leaves thousands of Con Edison customers in darkness; subway, stores and other landmarks shut down

The New York City Fire Department said a transformer fire at West 64th Street and West End Avenue affected hundreds of thousands of customers along a 30-block stretch from Times Square to about 72nd Street and Broadway.

Jeffrey Epstein's secluded Zorro Ranch in New Mexico linked to investigation for possible criminal sexual activity at the 10,000-acre property
Jeffrey Epstein's secluded Zorro Ranch in New Mexico linked to investigation for possible criminal sexual activity at the 10,000-acre property

Known as the Zorro Ranch, the high-desert property is now tied to an investigation that the state attorney general's office says it has opened into Epstein with plans to forward findings to federal authorities in New York

Prosecutors urge no bail for financier Jeffrey Epstein fearing 'serial sexual predator' may influence witness
Prosecutors urge no bail for financier Jeffrey Epstein fearing 'serial sexual predator' may influence witness

Prosecutors submitted written arguments in advance of a bail hearing Monday, saying he faces "the very real possibility" of spending the rest of his life in prison amid a "shocking lack of understanding" of the gravity of his crimes.

Oklahoma judge upholds state ban of common second-trimester abortion procedure with 'rogue' ruling
Oklahoma judge upholds state ban of common second-trimester abortion procedure with 'rogue' ruling

The law would prevent the use of instruments used in dilation and evacuation procedures commonly performed in the second trimester. Supporters of the ban refer to the method as 'dismemberment' abortions. 

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