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  • Former French President Sarkozy to face corruption trial

    Paris (CNN) Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will face a trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, a source close to the case told CNN on Thursday. Sarkozy is suspected of attempting to obtain secret information in 2014 via his lawyer Thierry Herzog from a prosecutor about the...
  • Americans reflect on Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy 50 years on

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Reuters) – A half century after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, visitors still flock to the Memphis, Tennessee, site where the civil rights leader was assassinated and say that while there has been progress in racial equality, more strides need to be made. “We still look...
  • Academy President Lawyers Up to Fight Harassment Claims

    Los Angeles attorney David Schindler, who co-chaired his firm’s white collar defense and investigations practice, has been enlisted by John Bailey as the Oscars organization reviews allegations of harassment. Film Academy president John Bailey is arming himself with top legal firepower to defend him over harassment claims, The Hollywood...
  • Death penalty for drug traffickers part of Trump opioid plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said Sunday. It’s a fate for drug dealers that Trump, who aims to be seen as tough...
  • Boko Haram Kidnaps 110 Schoolgirls; Nigerian President Declares ‘National Disaster’

    Boko Haram, the Islamic terror group in Nigeria that has slaughtered tens of thousands of people, among them Christians, has kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in a recent raid, state officials admitted. Reuters reported on Sunday that the mass kidnapping at a girls’ school took place in the town of Dapachi, with...
  • Former President Jimmy Carter releases statement on Billy Graham’s death

    Former President Jimmy Carter issued a statement Wednesday saying he was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Evangelist Billy Graham. Graham died at his home Wednesday morning. He was 99. “Rosalynn and I are deeply saddened to learn of the death of The Reverend Billy Graham,” the statement...
  • Hurricane relief effort led by ex-US presidents raises $41M

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) – A hurricane relief effort led by five former U.S. presidents that included a Texas concert with rock star Lady Gaga has raised more than $41 million. A statement Wednesday from One America Appeal says the money benefited hurricane recovery in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico...
  • Falcons expect fixes to new stadium’s roof for 2018 season

    ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Falcons expect the retractable roof on Mercedes-Benz Stadium to be “fully operational” for the 2018 season and next year’s Super Bowl. Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay told The Associated Press on Wednesday he expects the team to have more open-air home games in...
  • MSU President Lou Anna Simon submits resignation letter

    WJBK – Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon has resigned effective immediately. Simon released a letter to MSU apologizing for the handling of the Larry Nassar case. Nassar, the Team USA and Michigan State sports doctor was sentenced to 175 years in prison for abusing nearly 200 young...