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  • Michelle Carter Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter in Texting Suicide Death of Teen Boyfriend

    Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz has ruled that Michelle Carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 death of her boyfriend, who poisoned himself by inhaling carbon monoxide in his pickup truck. Prosecutors had said she sent Conrad Roy III, 18, numerous text messages urging him to commit suicide. The case was built largely on Michelle Carter’s own words, in the form of hundreds of texts messages exchanged with the young man who had attempted suicide before. […]

  • Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

    NEW YORK — Amazon is making a big bet on physical stores and the business of food. The online retail giant announced Friday that is buying organic grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in cash. The deal values Whole Foods at $42 a share, 27% higher than where the stock was trading Thursday. Amazon said Whole Foods stores will continue operating under that name as a separate unit of the company. Whole Foods CEO John Mackey will stay on […]

  • Nike Laying Off 1,400 Employees

    NEW YORK — Nike is cutting 2% of its workforce — about 1,400 jobs around the world. It’s unclear where those jobs will be cut and how many will be in the United States. The company employed about 70,000 people, including retail and part-time workers, as of May of last year. That included more than 10,000 jobs at its headquarters in Oregon. Nike announced the cuts Thursday and told CNNMoney they would take effect over the next two months. The […]

  • Los Angeles Lighting Bat-signal in the Sky for Adam West

    Late actor Adam West will be honored by the city of Los Angeles with a ceremonial lighting of the Bat-signal from City Hall. West died Friday of leukemia at the age of 88. The actor played his premiere role as millionaire Bruce Wayne and superhero Batman in the 1960s TV series. The Bat-signal was used in the show when the fictitious Gotham City Police Department needed to summon the superhero. According to an announcement from DC Comics, Los Angeles Mayor […]

  • Bill Cosby Jury Says They Can’t Reach Verdict, Judge Orders Them to Try Again

    After four days of deliberating, jurors in Bill Cosby’s trial said they are deadlocked and cannot come to a unanimous decision on any of the three charges against the comedian. So now what? Judge orders them to try again First, Judge Steven O’Neill sent them back into deliberations in another attempt to reach a verdict, which must be unanimous. Cosby, 79, has pleaded not guilty to three charges of aggravated indecent assault. In court Thursday, O’Neill read to jurors what […]

  • Congressional Ballgame Goes on Despite Shooting, Rep. Scalise in Critical Condition

    WASHINGTON — The Congressional Baseball Game will go as planned Thursday at Nationals Park after Democrats and Republicans called for bipartisan unity in the wake of the congressional baseball practice shooting. “This bipartisan event shows baseball’s power to bring people together,” the Nationals said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those wounded today and their families.” Rep. Steve Scalise, a member of the Republican baseball team, was hospitalized Wednesday after a gunman opened fired while Republican members […]

  • Dodge Caravan Minivans Recalled Because Airbags Can Deploy on Accident

    NEW YORK — Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 300,000 minivans because their driver-side airbags can deploy inadvertently. The problem has been linked to at least 13 minor injuries but no crashes. The company said the wiring in the steering wheel can chafe against the trim, causing a short-circuit that can set off the airbag. The affected minivans are the 2011 and 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. The recall includes 209,000 minivans in the United States and 88,000 in Canada. As for […]

  • Dennis Rodman Gifts Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’ to North Korean Minister

    Dennis Rodman may not have been sent to North Korea by US President Donald Trump, but that’s not stopping the former basketball star from promoting his former reality TV co-star. Rodman, who landed in Pyongyang Tuesday, was photographed presenting North Korean Sports Minister Kim Il Guk with a copy of Trump’s book, “Trump: The Art of the Deal.” The NBA Hall of Famer is perhaps the only person in the world who has personal relationships with both the US President […]

  • Corrine Olympios on Bachelor in Paradise: ‘I Am a Victim’

    NEW YORK — “Bachelor in Paradise” has been ensnared since last weekend in allegations of misconduct, and now the two contestants at the center of the matter have spoken out for the first time. Cast member Corinne Olympios released a statement on Wednesday, about a week after production on the ABC reality show was halted. “I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4,” Olympios said in a statement […]