El Chapo’s bombshell text messages to mistress revealed

Dating El Chapo means always having to say you’re sorry. Newly released text messages between Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and his mistress offer a look inside the drug lord’s twisted love life, showing he sent her love notes mixed with death threats — and that the two may share a secret lovechild. “Look, the mafia […]

Mueller’s office disputes report that claimed Trump ordered Cohen to lie to Congress

The special counsel’s office on Friday disputed a BuzzFeed News report that claimed President Trump ordered his former lawyer and personal fixer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about a Russian real estate deal. The rare statement by Peter Carr, a spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller, came hours after the chairman of two House […]

Bush delivers pizza to Secret Service detail, calls for end to shutdown

Former President George W. Bush took time out of his day to personally deliver some pizza to his Secret Service detail as they continue to go without pay due to the government shutdown. The 72-year-old posted a picture of the kind act on his Instagram page Friday, along with a message for federal lawmakers — […]

Elise Stefanik launches PAC in bid to elect GOP women to Congress

WASHINGTON — New York Rep. Elise Stefanik launched a new fundraising effort to recruit and elect GOP women to Congress, warning the gender gap has hit a “crisis level.” While a historic number of females were elected in 2018, Democratic women led the pink wave, while the ranks of GOP females were decimated. “We are […]

Jason Van Dyke gets nearly 7 years in shooting death of Laquan McDonald

A judge has sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to nearly seven years in prison in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Judge Vincent Gaughan’s sentence of six years and nine months in prison Friday came a day after another judge acquitted three other officers of trying to cover up […]

Woman poses as non-existent autistic twin sister, tries to sexually assault caregiver: cops

There’s crazy, and then there’s posing as your autistic twin sister who doesn’t exist crazy. Cops say that’s exactly what Rachel Childs, of Pearland, Texas, allegedly did earlier this month in an attempt to sexually assault a private caregiver. According to local police, the 29-year-old solicited the individual “under the pretense of caring Ms. Childs’ […]

Drugmaker payments to doctors linked to opioid deaths: study

Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly coming under fire for marketing addictive painkillers to physicians. Now those marketing efforts — which include payments for travel, meals, speaking engagements and consulting — have been linked to a rise in deaths from drug overdoses, according to a new study. The research, published in JAMA Network Open, indicated that American […]

Pelosi takes shot at Trump for leaking her travel plans

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday accused the White House of leaking her backup plan to fly commercial after President Trump put the kibosh on her use of a military plane to visit the troops in Afghanistan. “We had the prerogative to travel commercial and we made plans to do that until the administration leaked […]

Navy sailor killed in Syria terror blast remembered as hero

Shannon Kent, a US Navy sailor from upstate New York who was killed in this week’s suicide bombing in Syria, was remembered Friday in her hometown as “a wonderful person” who gave her life for her country. Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon M. Kent, 35, was among 16 people – including three other Americans – killed […]

Oxford president takes octopus off school’s welcome dinner menu

An Oxford president strong-armed octopus off a welcome dinner menu — arguing that the dish might be off-putting to disadvantaged students, according to a new report. Octopus was the starter meal at an introductory dinner for freshmen at Somerville College — one of Oxford University’s constituent campuses — last year, The Telegraph reported. But Baroness […]

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