More than 60 members of the Latin Kings gang have been arrested, federal officials in Massachusetts announced Thursday.
U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling and Joseph Bonavolonta, head of the FBI's Boston office, said they will detail the arrests Thursday at the federal courthouse in Boston.
Those arrested include leaders, members and associates of the Almighty Latin Kings and Queen Nation, which is considered the oldest and largest predominantly Latino street gang, they said.
Joe Biden is trying to capitalize on President Donald Trump's icy reception from world leaders by portraying himself as someone who is well versed in foreign affairs and can restore American prestige abroad. But his moves risk being overshadowed by a testy confrontation with a voter in Iowa. John Kerry, the former secretary of state and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, endorsed Biden Thursday. Yet before Biden could celebrate Kerry's backing, Biden grew angry at a town hall in Iowa when a retired farmer pressed him about his son Hunter Biden's work on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.
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An Ohio man with 36 driving suspensions and a dozen charges of operating under the influence has been indicted in the death of his wife in an October car crash, NBC News reports.
Robert Lee Ellis, 53, of Columbus, Ohio, was indicted on four charges on Monday, including aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence, police announced Wednesday. It is the 13th time he has been charged with operating under the influence.
“While investigating this fatal traffic crash it was very clear to investigators that Mr. Ellis is one of the worst habitual repeat offenders of drunk driving we have seen,” the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “He has no regard for human life.”
On Oct. 16, Ellis was driving around a curve when he struck a utility pole in Prairie Township, about 14 miles west of Columbus. His 51-year-old wife, Dawn Ellis, a passenger, was declared dead at the scene, Franklin County Sheriff Dallas Baldwin said in a statement at the time. Neither person in the car was wearing a seat belt.
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New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is hoping a speech in Iowa's capital city could be a spark for his Democratic presidential campaign. With less than two months before the Iowa caucuses open the Democratic 2020 contest, Booker spoke Thursday in Des Moines. Booker argues California Sen. Kamala Harris' recent departure from the primary forces the party to confront whether it's truly committed to diversity. Booker and Harris are black. Booker says when a "truly accomplished black woman running to lead the party" didn't have the resources she needed to continue to Iowa, "what message is that sending?" Booker bemoans the field now has "more billionaires than black people."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a showdown vote next week on her bill empowering Medicare to negotiate drug prices. The latest version would use savings from lower drug costs to provide Medicare recipients with dental, vision and hearing benefits not now covered. Pelosi's bill is expected to pass the Democratic-controlled House, but has no chance in the Republican-run Senate. President Donald Trump, as a candidate, called for giving Medicare negotiating clout. But he's since backed off and the White House is strongly opposed to Pelosi's bill, arguing it will keep new drugs from the market.
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Police continue to search for a missing 1-year-old baby girl after finding her mother dead in their Ansonia home Monday night and said they are investigating tips after issuing an Amber Alert for the baby on Wednesday afternoon.
The mother has been identified as 43-year-old Christine Halloway. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma and the manner of death homicide.
The last time family members saw 1-year-old Vanessa Morales was Friday night, according to police.
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President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to void a subpoena from the House of Representatives that seeks the president's financial records from his accounting firm. The justices already have shielded the documents from being turned over while they consider whether to hear Trump's appeal and his separate appeal of a court order that requires the same accounting firm, Mazars USA, to give his tax returns to the Manhattan District Attorney. The court could say as early as mid-December whether it will hear and decide the cases by the end of June.
Documentarian Richard Ladkani and conservationist Jane Goodall explain how a partnership between Mexican cartels and the Chinese mafia has decimated populations of vaquita, the world's smallest and most...
Private and public workers in Paris called a general strike Thursday, which shut down most of the city. They are protesting proposed changes to the country’s retirement system.
New Jersey got a taste of the first heavy snow of the season earlier this week, and residents will be able to play in even more snow on Thursday with the opening of "Big SNOW" indoor ski and snowboard slopes at the American Dream Mall.
It will be winter all year round at the first indoor snow mountain in North America. The 180,000-square foot attraction features slopes ranging from bunny hills for beginners to black diamond trails for more experienced skiers and snowboarders.
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A dog that drew international attention because of a tail-like growth on his face will remain with the founder of a group that rescued him. The dog, named Narwhal the Little Magical Furry Unicorn, was rescued in November by Mac's Mission in southeast Missouri. Steffen told The Southeast Missourian she was concerned her small rescue group could not properly vet people who wanted to adopt Narwhal, and she wanted to be sure he stayed where he would be protected.
The Pantone Color Institute has picked versatile, timeless Classic Blue as its color of the year for 2020. Pantone Vice President Laurie Pressman says Wednesday's choice is akin to maritime blue, not indigo and brighter than navy. Think blueberries. Pressman says Classic Blue is calming and confident. It mixes well with shades across the color spectrum and serves as an anchor on its own. Pantone scours the worlds of fashion, home decor and design to decide on its top color. Pressman says creators around the globe are using Classic Blue in new ways for runways, mobile phones and kitchen appliances.
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North Korea is threatening to resume insults of U.S. President Donald Trump and consider him a "dotard" if he keeps using words that provoke the North. North Korea's vice foreign minister made the comments on Thursday, days after Trump spoke of a possible military option toward the North and resumed calling its leader, Kim Jong Un, "rocket man."
More than four months after a New York City father admitted forgetting his 1-year-old twins in a car when he went to work over the summer, leaving them long enough that they died of heat, he's still struggling to find time to grieve.
The legal proceedings for Juan Rodriguez have dragged on and on since that nightmarish July 26 day, when he parked his car in his employment lot and forgot they were inside. He has been brought to court proceeding after court proceeding -- again just Thursday -- and the Bronx district attorney's office still has not decided whether to call the case before a grand jury.
Police fired tear gas and arrested scores of people in Paris as hundreds of thousands of people marched nationwide in a strike over the French government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system.
The Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Versailles shut down Thursday, along with some galleries at the Louvre.