Vince Vaughn receives social media flak and support for his brief chat with President Trump

(CNN)Vince Vaughn may want to give Ellen DeGeneres a call. In the 31-second video, Vaughn is seen talking to the first couple while fans sing the Neil Diamond song, “Sweet Caroline.” The actor shakes the president’s hand, before getting up to leave and Trump appears to gesture at Vaughn’s lanyard. Some on Twitter declared Vaughn […]

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Oregon pot smugglers recorded themselves rehearsing kidnapping, then carrying it out

Screenshot from cellphone video that according to federal prosecutors shows Jody Wafer pointing gun in a hotel room as he and Trent Knight rehearsed a kidnapping.  (Oregon Federal Court) “I don’t give a (bleep),” Wafer says . “So you tellin’ me the police took my (bleep)?” OREGON MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER, HATE CRIMES IN […]

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Indiana woman arrested after son, 5, found inside running washing machine, report says

Mugshot for Heather Oliver, 30. (Madison County Sheriff’s Office ) After a police investigation, the boy’s mother, Heather Oliver, 30, of Elwood, was charged Dec. 19 with child neglect resulting in bodily injury, according to the Indianapolis Star. She was released the next day on bond. According to the court documents, the boy’s father told police […]

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Islamic religious leader in Texas arrested on charges of sex crimes against children

Investigators say Mohamed Omar Ali was a well-known Islamic teacher throughout Texas and the U.S. (Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office) Detective Michael Alexander said Ali gained access to the alleged victims by earning the trust of their families who invited him over to teach their children the Quran, the Houston Chronicle reported. MAN FACING CHILD-SEX […]

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Hong Kong welcomes 2020 with fresh pro-democracy protests, clashes with police

Journalists walk past fire set by protesters in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Hong Kong toned down its New Year’s celebrations amid the protests that began in June and which have dealt severe blows to the city’s retail, tourism and nightlife sectors. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) Protesters also hurled Molotov cocktails and garbage at officers […]

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Leaders of nationwide drugs gang jailed

Image copyright Merseyside Police Image caption Cornett in a Bentley car in Monaco An investigation was launched after a grenade exploded at a property on Beresford Road in Dingle, Liverpool, in March 2017. Image copyright Merseyside Police Image caption Rice and Eves were stopped by armed police in Liverpool Rice, 26, and Eves, 28, both […]

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Books 2020: What you could be reading

Fiction by established best-sellers Utopia Avenue – David Mitchell Image copyright Alamy The author: A twice Booker Prize-nominated author, Mitchell’s work includes Cloud Atlas, The Bone Clocks and number9dream. He has also translated (with his wife) two books on autism by Japanese writer Naoki Higashida and contributed to the Netflix series Sense8 and the next […]

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Pence’s office hits back at media amid criticism of Soleimani-9/11 claim: ‘Making excuses for terrorists’

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Homeowner calls 911 on suspected burglar that turned out to be vacuum

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London Bridge hero who subdued terrorist with narwhal tusk recounts incident

The London Bridge attack in London on Nov. 29 ended with two people stabbed to death and police killing the terrorist who carried out the attack. Frost also had praise for those who were wounded and refused treatment until the more seriously hurt were tended to, Sky News reported. “That consideration and kindness filled me […]

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