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  • Owen Labrie is back in court, seeking a new trial

    Owen Labrie is back in court, seeking a new trial

    (CONCORD, N.H.) — A lawyer who was a member of the original defense team for Owen Labrie, the former prep school student convicted in 2015 of sexually assaulting a classmate, got emotional on the stand Tuesday as she recounted seeing what she says was an unprepared expert witness getting ready to testify during the trial for which she was a local co-counsel. “That was possibly the most terrifying moment of my legal career,” attorney Jaye Rancourt said Tuesday. “I was sitting in that room, thinking, I’m [going] to have to go in that courtroom and interrupt this trial and step […]

  • Supreme Court hears case of teen shot dead in Mexico by border agent in US

    Supreme Court hears case of teen shot dead in Mexico by border agent in US

    (WASHINGTON) — The controversial shooting death of a 15-year-old by a Border Patrol agent across the U.S.-Mexico border nearly seven years ago made its way to the Supreme Court. On Tuesday, the court heard arguments in Hernández v. Mesa, which will determine whether the family of a non-American who was killed on the Mexican side of the United States border can sue over their son’s death in U.S. federal court. Sergio Hernández Guereca, an unarmed Mexican national, was shot and killed in the summer of 2010 by U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa, who was patrolling the border by bicycle. […]

  • Police: No injuries, no suspect after gunfire reported at Houston hospital

    Police: No injuries, no suspect after gunfire reported at Houston hospital

    (HOUSTON) — Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, Texas, has been given an all-clear after police responded to reports of gunfire on Tuesday. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said no one was shot and no suspect was found despite initial reports about an active shooter, a suspect described to police as a white male, on the second floor of the hospital. Two searches were conducted by police, according to Acevedo, and there was “no evidence of shooter or shooting.” “I am confident that if there was a threat, that threat is not here now,” he said.When the hospital was in lockdown […]

  • 'Refugees Welcome' banner unfurled on Statue of Liberty

    'Refugees Welcome' banner unfurled on Statue of Liberty

    (NEW YORK) — A banner that read “Refugees Welcome” was unfurled atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday. According to U.S. Park Police, the banner, 20 feet by 3 feet, was illegally affixed to the wall of the public observation deck at the statue’s base by nylon rope. When rangers were alerted to the banner’s presence, they immediately moved to its location and assessed how it was attached to the monument, police said. Rangers began removing the banner after it was determined it could be done without damaging the pedestal. An investigation is underway to identify suspects. […]

  • Runaway bull that led NYPD on chase through Queens dies after being tranquilized

    Runaway bull that led NYPD on chase through Queens dies after being tranquilized

    (NEW YORK) — A bull that led police on a wild goose chase through New York City earlier Tuesday has died just hours after it was captured, according to a New York Police Department source briefed on the incident. The bull was originally spotted roaming the streets of the city’s Jamaica, Queens, neighborhood late this morning after escaping from a slaughterhouse, according to ABC’s New York station WABC-TV. A local named Jimmy King told WABC-TV he was nearly mauled by the animal. “[If] I didn’t move to the left like this, he would have got me,” King said. “Thank God […]

  • They want it that country way: Backstreet Boys team with Florida Georgia Line for new video

    They want it that country way: Backstreet Boys team with Florida Georgia Line for new video

    The Backstreet Boys are one of the unexpected guests on Florida Georgia Line‘s Dig Your Roots: they duet with the “Cruise” duo on a track called “God, Your Mama and Me.”  Now, both acts have teamed up for the song’s video, which was just released Tuesday. The clip features the groups singing on Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, intercut with of each of the guys doing something romantic for their real-life loves. There’s champagne, cocktails, an actual gift horse, a candlelit dinner, a rose petal-strewn bathtub and bed, a hot tub dip and more. As the song lyrics say, “No one’s ever gonna love you more/than […]

  • Little Busy Town: LBT plans a big week to bring on "The Breaker"

    Little Busy Town: LBT plans a big week to bring on "The Breaker"

    As they celebrate the chart-topping success of “Better Man” this week, Little Big Town will also be busy promoting their new album, The Breaker. The foursome is set to return to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, on the heels of their memorable November appearance, which featured them playing the show’s Silly String game, “Stranger Strings.” Tune in to see if the CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year reprise their Taylor–Swift-penned #1, which they’ve already sung on the show, or debut another tune from their seventh album, which comes out Friday. The record’s release date will […]