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Cocaine found in Carrie Fisher's system, according to coroner

She died four days later , aged 60. "At this time the significance of cocaine can not be established in this case", the report states. In addition to the cocaine and opiates found in a urine analysis, the report also claims that there was also a very little amount of MDMA - commonly known as ecstasy - and heroin. Read More »

Ohio Man Suspected In Five Homicides — George Brinkman

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Officials said George Brinkman dated the Johns' daughter and previously worked at their family business. People reported that the mother and two daughters were found dead on Sunday. Police said it appears all three suffered gunshot wounds. Brinkman, 45, is reportedly known to be a squatter and tried to hide out in a home in Brunswick. Read More »

Strict Home Life Made Son Snap

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Stockdale (second from left), who was part of his family's bluegrass band, allegedly shot dead his mother Kathryn , 54, and brother James 21, (second from right) before turning to gun on himself. According to their biography, the family "fed up with city living and mass culture" moved to a farm in OH "to begin a new, wholesome life". The family's four sons Calvin, Charles, Jacob and James were all home schooled and "adhere [d] to wholesome values, untainted by modern culture". Read More »

US top court hands Chevron victory in Ecuador pollution case

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Attorney Steven Donziger had claimed a federal appeals court had exceeded its authority by letting CVX use a USA racketeering law to block enforcement of Ecuador's $8.6B award, but the appeals court said Donziger and his team of lawyers engaged in " a parade of corrupt actions ". Read More »

Man who shot congressman called a loner

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She said he sold nearly everything from his businessese prior to leaving. Sue Hodgkinson said she felt "horrible", saying, "I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it". "While the president would like to attend the game and show his support for all of these fearless public servants, he has been advised that there is not enough time to follow Secret Service protocols", he said. Read More »

Supreme Court rules in favor of Alabama death row inmate

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In the 5-4 decision, the court ordered the case involving James McWilliams , 59, back to the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to weigh whether the trial court's decision denying the independent psychiatric evaluation affected the outcome. "We've had dozens of cases where prosecutors have presented junk science testimony about bite marks" or "microscopic hair comparison". In his dissent, Justice Samuel Alito , joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Neil Gorsuch , expressed ... Read More »

Scalise improving, off critical list

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Scalise arrived at the hospital in a critical state, facing "an imminent risk of death", Sava said. Colleagues who visited Scalise, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, sounded generally upbeat, but spoke more in terms of hopes than the confident predictions of the immediate aftermath a day earlier. Read More »

Three die in Box Elder rollover

Three people have died and one person survived after an SUV rolled in Box Elder County overnight. Jose Esquivel, 40, of Garland; Adalynn Head, 37, of Tremonton; and Chris Martin, 40, of Willard, were killed in the crash, Box Elder County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Dale Ward said. Read More »

Fugitive polygamous Mormon sect leader arrested in South Dakota

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An off-duty Yankton police detective would spot Jeffs going into a bathroom at a marina-resort area next to Lewis and Clark Lake and then again as the fugitive drove through the marina. - and the person in charge of day-to-day operations of the FLDS. Following his arrest, notice was filed in U.S. District Court announcing that the case has been reopened. Read More »

2 charged after newborn's remains found in trash bag

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When police arrived to investigate, they learned the bag had been moved to 384 Lake Ave. Authorities in MA say two people are charged with concealing the death of a newborn whose remains were discovered in a garbage bag in the woods behind a home. Read More »

Girl Who Helped Her Boyfriend Kill Himself Through Texts Convicted of Manslaughter

Carter was 17 years old in 2014, when she texted with Roy on the night of his death . Yet she did not call the police or Roys family, he noted. "Instructing Mr. Roy poisoned himself by inhaling carbon monoxide while inside his pickup truck. You just have to do it. Attorney Joseph Cataldo , who represented Carter claimed that Conrad Roy had been suffering from depression since his parent's divorce and that this was not his only attempt at suicide. Read More »

Alternate juror in Cosby trial 'probably' would have convicted

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Cosby's fans and some of the folks on the other side of this, we have a wonderful criminal justice system in this country", McMonagle said on ABC's "Good Morning America ". "It's an old case , it's a controversial case , it's a case that involves questions of consent", said Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson . Read More »

Russian Federation angry after United States shoots down Syrian jet

Navy shot down a Syrian regime jet. The army statement said it took place on Sunday afternoon near a village called Rasafah. There was no immediate comment from the Syrian army. A few hours later, the Syrian SU-22 dropped bombs near SDF fighters and, "in collective self-defense of coalition-partnered forces", was immediately shot down by a U.S. Read More »

'We Will Stop at Nothing to Defeat Extremism': Theresa May

Commander Cressida Dick , speaking in the London neighborhood of Finsbury Park , says people in Muslim communities will see more of their police protecting them in the coming days. Police said the 48-year-old man who was driving the van has been arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution. The incident happened in Finsbury Park in the north of London , in Seven Sisters Road, according to officials. Read More »

Louis Confederate memorial removal temporarily halted

A circuit court judge granted a temporary restraining order Monday to the Missouri Civil War Museum in Jefferson Barracks, which has claimed ownership of the structure , and set a trial for July 6. Opponents say it should be protected as a piece of American history and out of respect to war veterans. Attorneys from the museum argued Monday that civil war experts who are used to handling artifacts are better equipped to moving the memorial. Read More »

A Trio's Tryst Leads to Fatal Brooklyn Stabbing

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The victim was rushed to Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later. The victim had a girlfriend who arrived to the scene Monday morning. He then banged on an apartment door. A relative of the woman who answered the door told the paper the 20-year-old apologized profusely before falling to the floor. Read More »

Family Says Otto Warmbier, American Released By North Korea, Has Died

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He said an MRI from North Korean doctors dated April past year showed damage that would be consistent with Warmbier's current condition. Fred Warmbier appeared critical of the Obama administration's handling of his son's January 2016 detention, saying the family heeded the USA government's advice to take a low profile "without result". Read More »

PotCoin soars after Rodman wears logo in North Korea

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Though he has met both Trump and Kim Jong-un, so who bloody knows. North Korea has released 22-year-old United States student Otto Warmbier from a 15 year sentence of hard labor, officials said June 13, 2017, as former U.S. Rodman said in a tweet ahead of his trip: "Thank you PotCoin.com for sponsoring my mission". It's safe to say it stands up half-a-decade later. "I'm just here to see some friends and have a good time ", he said. Read More »

NYC Mayor Hypocritically Uses Kids As Political Pawns

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With the session set to end Wednesday lawmakers are now discussing the possibility of reconvening later this year to resolve the stalemate. If mayoral oversight were to lapse, control of city schools would revert to a single board of education and many local districts within the city. Read More »

CNN Sues FBI For Release Of Comey Memos

The president expressed annoyance about news reports that the probe is now believed to include an examination of whether he obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey, who had earlier led the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

House leader joins Handel on final campaign day

Taking a swipe at Washington Democrats, President Donald Trump is urging voters in a key special House race to elect the Republican candidate so his health care, tax and border security policies can move forward. "We should appropriate 12 appropriation bills every year". She said voters "know me" from stints as secretary of state and commission chairman of Georgia's most populous county. Read More »

Southwest US preps for 120 temps: Water, water, more water

Cities including Los Angeles, Reno and San Diego are not in record territory, but are all expected to be well above average and will certainly feel unusually hot. Nearly the entire Golden State is expected to simmer above normal temperatures, easing just short of the coast. The heat index, a measure that combines the air's temperature and moisture content, essentially indicates what it will feel like when you step outside. Read More »