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A drug dealer in Ohio was ordered by a judge this week to cover the funeral costs for a teen who died of a fentanyl overdose. Michael Chandler, 29, of Cincinnati was also sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for drug distribution and possession. According to The Associated Press, an investigation into the teen’s death led authorities to Chandler, whose home contained a “large quantity” of fentanyl, as well as cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a handgun.
As the North Korean soldier who made a daring escape across the DMZ recovers, six servicemen, including three Americans, were honored for their bravery in facing North Korean fire.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn’t sending a top delegation to accompany Ivanka Trump to a business summit in India because he doesn’t want to promote her on the world stage, a State Department source has told CNN. In her highest-profile international event yet, the first daughter is attending the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, sponsored by the State Department and India, next week. A senior State Department source told CNN that “no one higher than the deputy assistant secretary is allowed to participate” in the India trip.
A federal judge has struck down Texas restrictions on a common second-trimester abortion procedure, ruling that the law blocks a woman’s constitutionally guaranteed right to an abortion. The Texas law, Senate Bill 8, which was supposed to go into effect in September, would have required doctors to stop the heart of a fetus before it could be removed in an abortion. U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that the law imposed an unnecessary medical procedure on women with no known benefit to them.
Two London underground stations on Oxford Street have reopened after an incident that police initially treated as if it might be terrorist-related, the city’s transport authority said on Friday. “Oxford Circus and Bond Street stations now both reopened and all trains are stopping normally,” the transport authority said on one of its official Twitter accounts.
President Vladimir Putin has offered his Argentine counterpart Mauricio Macri help in trying to find a submarine that disappeared in the South Atlantic a week ago, and dispatched a Russian military vessel to the scene. In 2000, just a few months after the former KGB officer assumed his presidential duties for the first time, Russia lost a nuclear submarine with all 118 sailors on board following a bungled rescue effort. The loss of the Kursk became the worst disaster in the history of the Russian navy and a huge embarrassment for Putin.
The vast majority of about 200 businessmen and officials implicated in a sweeping crackdown on corruption are agreeing to settlements under which they hand over assets to the government, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the New York Times. “We show them all the files that we have and as soon as they see those about 95 percent agree to a settlement,” which means signing over cash or shares in their companies to the Saudi Treasury, the newspaper quoted Prince Mohammed as saying. About 4 percent say they are not corrupt and with their lawyers want to go to court." Prince Mohammed repeated a previous official estimate that the government could eventually recover around $100 billion of illicit money through settlements.
Family and friends are mourning a Virginia teen that was killed last weekend while trying to protect his mother during a domestic violence incident, according to news reports.
Drivers in Riverdale, Utah experienced some unexpected bumps on their morning commute when cows began raining down on them from the road above. The freeway ramp was temporarily closed in the aftermath, as crews attempted to clear the scene of cattle. The driver was speeding in the 45-mph (72-kph) area, Riverdale Police Lieutenant Mike Loveland told The Independent.
A self-taught rocket engineer who claims he believes the earth is flat plans to launch himself nearly 2,000 feet in the air on a homemade steam rocket this Saturday. “Mad” Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limo driver, told The Associated Press that he’ll be lifting off over the California ghost town of Amboy, traveling about a mile at 500 mph, reaching 1,800 feet in altitude and then exiting via parachute. The amateur rocket scientist has been making national headlines not just for the stunt, but for his self-professed bizarre attitude toward science, given the circumstances.
The battle for your wallet is unfolding on smartphones and tablets as more people opt to shop from home instead of going out to crowded stores.
Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) became the first Democrat in Congress to call on Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to resign from Congress in light of recent sexual harassment allegations. “I’ve reviewed the allegations against him, and they’re as credible as they are repulsive,” Rice said in a statement Wednesday. “Whether it happened 40 years ago or last week, settlement or no settlement, Democrat or Republican — harassment is harassment, assault is assault.
After her car ran out of gas on a dark New Jersey highway last month, Kate McClure pulled over and tried to walk to the nearest gas station on foot. McClure said the man, Johnny, spent his last $20 on a can of gas for her. While she didn’t have cash to repay him at the time, McClure told The Philadelphia Inquirer that she and her boyfriend returned to Johnny’s spot along the side of the road the next day to return the money.
Zimbabwe's opposition MDC-T party says it has not been invited to Friday's inauguration of the country's new leader. Spokesman Obert Guru says party leader and former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirari has not been invited either. Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in Friday morning at a 60,000-seat stadium in the capital.
Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, enmeshed in a corruption scandal which has shaken Latin America's political establishment, gave millions of dollars to Lima's mayor in a recall referendum, Peruvian media reported Thursday. Susana Villaran, a leftist and the first woman to hold the mayor's post, in 2013 faced the recall vote halfway through her four-year term. Odebrecht's former Peruvian boss Jorge Barata said that his company supported Villaran at her request, according to testimony he reportedly gave prosecutors in Brazil.
More than 30 aircraft and ships from Argentina, Britain, Brazil, the United States, Chile and other countries are participating in the effort to find the ARA San Juan submarine, which disappeared on Nov. 15 with 44 crew members on board. "It's great to be able to utilize everything we have - all the training we have, the equipment we have - in order to come down here to Argentina to help find this submarine," said mission commander Lieutenant Zachary Collver, a 32-year-old pilot from Washington state. Midway through its seven-hour flight, the U.S. plane changed course, picked up speed and descended toward the ocean surface.
A woman in western New York state has died in a tragic accident in which a hunter fired at her, thinking she was a deer. Rosemary Billquist, 43, was taking her two dogs for a walk near her home Wednesday in the town of Sherman when she was shot once from about 200 yards away, The New York Post reports. The hunter, neighbor Thomas Jadlowski, rushed over to Billquist when he heard her scream, according to police.
A scantily clad woman was pulled to safety in the nick of time as a train approached. The video shows a man trying in vain to lift her up before several police officers rush over. "I believe if we were on the other side of the platform, which we would have been if we were not talking to the group of people she wouldn't be here," Melbourne Protective Services Officer Ben Mitchell said.
As LIFE described the situation to readers in 1948, the Navajo Nation was “a country within a country” — a reminder that Native American history courses inextricably alongside everything else that falls under the umbrella of American history, a fact that is underscored for Native American Heritage Day on Friday. The Navajo Nation, which comprised about 61,000 members at the time and was the fastest-growing Native American group in the nation, was at a moment of crisis.
After a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the “valve turner” protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana. The 65-year-old former state worker from Portland, Oregon, said he’d carried out the protest to raise awareness about the dangers of climate change. Higgins and his defense team, however, were barred from referring to climate change during the trial.
The Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 U troops in Syria, two US officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for troops has under-reported the size of forces on the ground. The US military had earlier publicly said it had around 500 troops in Syria, mostly supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces group of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting Islamic State in the north of the country. Two US officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the Pentagon could, as early as Monday, publicly announce that there are slightly more than 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria.
As the desperate, multinational search for a missing Argentine submarine continues, the country’s navy said on Thursday that a sound “consistent with an explosion” had been detected near the site where the vessel disappeared last week with 44 crew members on board. Captain Enrique Balbi, a navy spokesman, said an “abnormal, singular, short, violent, non-nuclear event” had been detected in the South Atlantic ocean on the morning of Nov. 15. When did the San Juan last make contact?
This is what U.S. ship captains will scream too late, if Russia has its way. Russia is promising to develop smart mini-torpedoes that are noiseless, leave no wake—and creep through the water at two to three miles per hour.
On August 17, the Zimbabwean government issued an official denial that Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was vice president at the time, had eaten ice cream at a political rally. "For the record, the Vice President did not eat ice cream," Information Minister Chris Mushohwe said. "Yes, there was ice cream.
By Tom Westbrook and Jonathan Barrett SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinean police cleared the remaining asylum-seekers from a shuttered Australian-run detention complex on Friday, ending a three-week protest which started with some 600 people surviving on rain water and smuggled food and supplies. Australia closed the Manus Island detention centre on Oct. 31, after it was declared illegal by a Papua New Guinea court, but the asylum seekers refused to leave to transit centres saying they feared for their safety. Despite the unsanitary conditions and lack of adequate food and fresh water, about 300 remained when Papua New Guinea police started removing people on Thursday and Friday.