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Honduran President’s brother found guilty of drug trafficking charges

Honduran President’s brother found guilty of drug trafficking charges

The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was found guilty of trafficking cocaine Friday, according to the US Department of Justice. Juan Antonio Hernández Alvarado, also known as “Tony Hernández,” was arrested in Miami last year on charges of trafficking cocaine, weapons offenses and making a false statement. He was taken to New York…MORE

Los Angeles jury recommends death penalty for the ‘Hollywood Ripper’

Los Angeles jury recommends death penalty for the ‘Hollywood Ripper’

A jury has recommended the death penalty for Michael Gargiulo, known as the “Hollywood Ripper,” the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Friday. Gargiulo, 43, was found guilty in August of two counts of first-degree murder, one count of willful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder and attempted escape, according to a news release from…MORE

Threat of winds delays demolition of New Orleans cranes

Threat of winds delays demolition of New Orleans cranes

Threats from a tropical storm have delayed the implosion of the two cranes at the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which partially collapsed during construction, officials said. Crews had hoped to take the cranes down Friday evening, but that has been moved to Saturday afternoon, said New Orleans Fire Chief Tim McConnell. “The wind…MORE

Here’s what was inside a 132-year-old time capsule found in Utah

Here’s what was inside a 132-year-old time capsule found in Utah

This time capsule has been through a lot. It was first buried in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1887, after being put together by a school run by Protestants who were dedicated to converting Mormons through education. When that school was demolished in 1959, the time capsule was uncovered. Someone opened it, but then left…MORE

Three companies fined in Seattle crane collapse that killed four people

Three companies fined in Seattle crane collapse that killed four people

Three companies were cited and fined more than $107,000 in the April 27 collapse of a crane in Seattle that killed four people, authorities said. Seattle police said a criminal investigation has been opened into the incident. The Washington Department of Labor and Industries’ six-month investigation found the companies didn’t follow the manufacturer’s procedures in…MORE

Thieves pick 7,000 pounds of apples off the trees in a Michigan orchard

Thieves pick 7,000 pounds of apples off the trees in a Michigan orchard

Apple thieves snuck onto a Michigan family farm and stole more than 3 tons of fruit right off of the trees. The heist was discovered October 10, when workers from Spicer Orchards came to pick the fruit, Shannon Rowe told CNN on Thursday. Her parents own the orchard and she’s a partner in the business.…MORE

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