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Charles Manson disciple Leslie Van Houten recommended for parole for a third time
Jan31

Charles Manson disciple Leslie Van Houten recommended for parole for a third time

MivPiv/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — A former disciple of the notorious 1960s cult leader Charles Manson has been recommended for parole for the third time, but it will be up to California’s new governor to decide if Leslie Van Houten will go free after servi…

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Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, wife gave $500K to Trump campaign’s legal defense fund
Jan31

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, wife gave $500K to Trump campaign’s legal defense fund

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A legal defense fund set up to help President Donald Trump’s aides caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election received half a m…

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Border protection agents make largest fentanyl bust in U.S. history
Jan31

Border protection agents make largest fentanyl bust in U.S. history

RiverNorthPhotography/iStock(NEW YORK) — Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Thursday that they made the largest fentanyl bust in U.S. history over the weekend, seizing hundreds of pounds of the drug along the U.S.-Mexico border.Officers at …

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Michigan State University blasted in federal report over handling of former Olympic gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s case, reporting of campus crime
Jan31

Michigan State University blasted in federal report over handling of former Olympic gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s case, reporting of campus crime

wellesenterprises/iStock(NEW YORK) — A federal investigation slammed Michigan State University’s handling of sexual assault reports stemming for the Larry Nassar scandal and for violating campus safety laws in general to the point that it “posed an on…

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Republicans buck Trump on Syria, Afghanistan drawdown plans
Jan31

Republicans buck Trump on Syria, Afghanistan drawdown plans

Credit: Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s amendment urging the U.S. to continue the fight against ISIS and al Qaeda in Syria and Afghanistan – seen as a sharp rebuke to President Donald Trump o…

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