Army major and doctor wife charged in plot to give U.S. military medical info to Russians
A sign of Fort Bragg is seen in Fayetteville, North Carolina September 26, 2014. A U.S. Army major doctor and his physician wife have been charged with a criminal plot to give confidential medical information related to members of the U.S. military and their spouses to the Russian government. The couple, Major Jamie Lee Henry and anaesthesiologist Anna Gabrielian, were named in a federal indictment unsealed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Maryland, charging them with conspiracy to disclose health information. Henry was a staff internist at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, while Gabrielian on the staff of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, according to the hospital's web page. Please check back for updates.cnbc.com
Texas Republicans want to arm more school employees, but few districts are opting in
Since Texas launched the school marshal program in 2013, just 84 school districts out of more than 1,200 have armed school staff. Educators say the program’s lack of popularity shows that teachers don’t want to be the ones to defend schools from mass shootings.
Sentencing set for Josh Duggar in federal child porn case
A judge has set an April sentencing date for former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who was convicted last year of federal child pornography charges. Duggar — whose family was featured on TLC's “19 Kids and Counting” — was convicted of one count each of receiving and possessing child pornography. U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks on Tuesday scheduled Duggar's sentencing for April 5 in Fayetteville, about 140 miles (225 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock.news.yahoo.com
Arkansas prof pleads guilty to lying about China patents
A University of Arkansas professor pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about patents he had for inventions in mainland China. Simon Saw-Teong Ang pleaded guilty in federal court in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to one count from a 58-count federal indictment. Prosecutors say 24 patents bearing Ang’s name were filed with the Beijing government but that he failed to report the patents to the university and denied having them when questioned by the FBI.news.yahoo.com
Police release partial body-cam footage from aftermath of Black man’s fatal shooting by off-duty White officer
North Carolina officials released minutes of 20 hours of video from the shooting death of 37-year-old Jason Walker, a Black man who was shot and killed last Saturday by a White off-duty officer.washingtonpost.com
‘It’s Not Adding Up’: Off-Duty Deputy Tells Supervisor ‘People Are Hostile’ After He Guns Down Black Man In Front of His Home; Some Claim Victim Was Run Down By Deputy’s Pickup, Then Shot
A 37-year-old Black man was shot and killed in the street outside of his home in North Carolina by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy over the […]news.yahoo.com
Reality TV’s Josh Duggar convicted of child porn possession
A federal jury in Arkansas on Thursday convicted former reality TV star Josh Duggar of downloading and possessing child pornography. The jury in Fayetteville, about 140 miles (225 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock, found the 33-year-old Duggar guilty on one count each of receiving and possessing child pornography. Duggar and his large Arkansas family starred on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” until the network canceled the show in 2015 following revelations that he had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter.news.yahoo.com
Jury begins deliberating in Josh Duggar child porn trial
A federal jury in Arkansas has begun deliberations in the trial of former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who is accused of receiving and possessing child pornography. The jury began its deliberations at midday Wednesday, a week after the trial began in northwest Arkansas. Duggar, 33, faces up to 20 years in prison on each of the two counts if convicted.news.yahoo.com
Both sides rest in Josh Duggar child pornography trial
The defense rested Tuesday in the Arkansas federal trial of former reality TV star Josh Duggar after a prosecutor sharply questioned a computer expert during the state’s cross-examination. Duggar, 33, is charged with receiving and possessing child pornography and faces up to 20 years in prison on each count if convicted. Under questioning by Duggar’s attorneys, forensic computer analyst Michele Bush said the computer where child pornography was downloaded could have been accessed remotely.news.yahoo.com
No phones, laptops allowed at Josh Duggar child porn trial
A federal judge says no phones, laptops or recording devices will be allowed at next week's child pornography trial for former reality TV star Josh Duggar. U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks issued the order ahead of the trial, which is set to begin Tuesday in Fayetteville, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. Duggar, who appeared in TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” was charged in April with two counts of downloading and possessing child pornography.news.yahoo.com
Foundations offer cities help convincing workers to relocate
A new effort in Northwest Arkansas offering $10,000 incentives to new residents is part of an increasing number of philanthropy-financed projects trying to spark economic development, promote civic and cultural life, attract skilled workers, and offset declining or sparse populations.
Arkansas fined after fans rush field following win vs Texas
The Southeastern Conference has fined Arkansas $100,000 after Razorbacks fans rushed the field following last Saturday’s 40-21 win over Texas. The fans violated the league’s access to competition area policy that was adopted in 2004. It states that “access to competition areas shall be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and properly-credentialed individuals at all times.”news.yahoo.com
Former reality TV star Duggar arrested, jailed in Arkansas
Former reality TV star Josh Duggar was jailed in northwest Arkansas on Thursday after his arrest by federal authorities. Duggar was held at the Washington County jail after being arrested in the afternoon by U.S. marshals, according to the jail website. The Marshals Service referred questions to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, which declined to comment.news.yahoo.com
Penny dreadful: Georgia man receives final paycheck in coins
Atop the pile was an envelope with Flaten's final paystub and an explicit parting message. (Olivia Oxley via AP)ATLANTA – A Georgia man said his former employer owed him a pretty penny, $915 to be exact, after leaving his job in November. Atop the pile was an envelope with Flaten's final paystub and an explicit parting message. He said he was owed the final check and had difficulty getting it, even turning to the Georgia Department of Labor to receive help. "After the first shovel full, all we could do was laugh because this poor miserable man took so much time to be vindictive and cruel.
Man says he received last paycheck in oil-covered pennies dumped on his driveway
FAYETTEVILLE, Georgia – A man is working overtime to cash in his last paycheck from his employer who delivered it in the form of more than 90,000 oil-covered pennies. According to Fox 10, Andreas Flaten said he faced difficulty getting his final paycheck from A OK Walker Autoworks after leaving in November 2020. In mid-March, Flaten said he finally received the $915 owed to him; however, it came in the form of oil-covered pennies dumped on his driveway. An envelope on top of the pile of pennies read “f--- you” and contained his last paystub, Fox 10 reports. “It’s going to be hours upon hours of just thing to clean this money up so that it’s even able to be spent.
No. 20 Arkansas’ big run flusters No. 6 Alabama
– It had been nearly a quarter-century since Arkansas had played a ranked team at home, let alone beaten one there. 20 Arkansas ended both those droughts Wednesday night, beating sixth-ranked Alabama, 81-66. Arkansas hasn’t lost an SEC game since. Arkansas’ big run clearly flustered Alabama, resulting in Petty picking up a technical foul after arguing a no-call with 6:55 left. AdBIG PICTUREAlabama still sits comfortably atop the SEC standings with a two-game lead over the next closest team, Arkansas.
'Bama, ND, Clemson, OSU enter champ weekend in CFP position
(AP Photo/Michael Woods)Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State will enter championship weekend in position to make the College Football Playoff with very little drama. The unbeaten Bearcats host Tulsa, which is 23rd, in the American Athletic Conference title game. The semifinals are scheduled to be played Jan. 1 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. The current COVID-19 restrictions in California will prohibit the Rose Bowl from having any fans in attendance, including family members of the players. Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick is also a part of the management committee.
Smith's TD return sparks No. 1 Tide's 52-3 tour of Arkansas
– Alabama has been the dominant program in college football for more than a decade and Arkansas coach Sam Pittman has been coaching in the Southeastern Conference almost all of it. “On tape, it’s the best Alabama team I’ve seen,” said Pittman, a longtime assistant at Tennessee, Arkansas and Georgia in his first season has head coach. “(Alabama coach Nick Saban) is going to hate me for saying that. Arkansas: An encouraging first regular season under coach Sam Pittman ended with a four-game losing streak. Alabama: Another trip to Atlanta for the SEC title game, the Tide's third in five years.
Amid pandemic, grants keep Army veteran's business afloat
Nicole Walcott stands inside the alternative wellness center she opened three years ago in downtown Fayetteville, N.C. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. The U.S. Army is confident her small business would have failed amid the coronavirus pandemic without help from non-profit grants and financial assistance. “I don’t want to cry on camera,” the 33-year-old said when asked why she’s fought tooth and nail to keep her small business open amid a pandemic that’s crushing countless others. She dug in her heels and started researching financial assistance to support her business and her family. Walcott’s business serves as her home’s primary income and when business dried up, so did most of her family’s livelihood.
Postponement, outbreaks: SEC takes a hit from COVID-19
The conference on Monday postponed Saturday’s game between No. 20 Auburn and Mississippi State because of positive COVID-19 cases and quarantining within the Bulldogs’ program. 5 Texas A&M paused in-person activities after a player and a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a win at South Carolina. LSU is battling an outbreak that could put Saturday's game against No. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25.
Dark money health-care group runs ad blitz against Trump heading into Election Day
The group's Facebook page says it is a nonprofit organization. The group's Google and YouTube ads started appearing Oct. 22 and were active through Saturday, according to Google's ad archive. The Facebook ads were launched on Oct. 22 and remain active. The organization spent more than $100,000 targeting people in Washington, D.C. That ad, Google says, made over 10 million impressions. A review of its few previous Facebook ads shows it had previously never mentioned Trump.cnbc.com
Biden to GOP senators: Don’t jam through Ginsburg nominee
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, about the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON – Joe Biden on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to jam through a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and urged more senators to stand with a pair of GOP colleagues who oppose the election-season rush. It takes four Republicans to break ranks to keep Trump's nominee off the court. But Biden and other Democrats said voters should choose the next president, who should pick Ginsburg's successor. But he added, “If I win this election, President Trump’s nominee should be withdrawn and as the new president I should be the one to nominate Justice Ginsburg’s successor.”Nonetheless, the process for replacing her moved swiftly ahead.
Trump says he will nominate a woman to fill Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat
President Trump said at a rally on Saturday night that he will nominate a woman to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at the age of 87. "I will be putting forth a nominee next week, it will be a woman," Mr. Trump said as the crowd cheered and chanted "fill that seat!" There are several women believed to be top contenders for Ginsburg's seat, including Judges Amy Coney Barrett, Barbara Lagoa, Kate Comerford Todd and Joan Larsen. "There have been 29 times a vacancy opened in an election year or prior to an inauguration," Mr. Trump said. "So we win an election and those are the consequences — you know, it's called fill that seat, and that's what we're doing," Mr. Trump said.cbsnews.com
Look inside this charming 1890s Texas abode on the market for less than $400,000
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University of Arkansas Professor Arrested for Wire Fraud
The complaint and complaint affidavit were unsealed this evening after Angs initial appearance in court before The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks at the United States District Court in Fayetteville. In the one-count complaint, Ang was charged with one count of Wire Fraud. The complaint charges that Ang had close ties with the Chinese government and Chinese companies, and failed to disclose those ties when required to do so in order to receive grant money from NASA. These materially false representations to NASA and the University of Arkansas resulted in numerous wires to be sent and received that facilitated Angs scheme to defraud. The charges set forth in a complaint are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.justice.gov
Stock market live Thursday: Stocks end flat, Gilead report raises doubts, Cramer still has hope
The Dow finished the day up 39.44 points, or 0.17%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite both fell less than 0.1%. Gilead took issue with the report, saying: "Because this study was terminated early due to low enrollment, it was underpowered to enable statistically meaningful conclusions." Fitzgerald10:53 am: Wall Street analysts see upside in stocks like Amazon ahead of earningsBMO upgraded Chipotle to market perform from underperform. Another 4.3 million workers are expected to have filed state unemployment claims last week, according to Dow Jones. The futures action followed a rebound in stocks in the previous session as oil market stabilized. Licnbc.com
52 million people worry about losing their jobs as loans are slow to get to businesses
People who lost their jobs wait in line to file for unemployment following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at an Arkansas Workforce Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, April 6, 2020. More than 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits since the coronavirus economic crisis began. As many as 52 million workers are worried about job security, according to a Cowen Washington Research Group estimate from a survey the firm conducted from April 13 to 17. The results come amid a stampede to the unemployment line brought about through government-ordered shutdowns of most nonessential businesses. Each of the previous three weeks saw more than 5 million new claims, and economists expect the number to top 3 million again for the most recent reporting period.cnbc.com
Most voters support government taking a bigger role in the economy during the coronavirus crisis, NBC/WSJ poll says
The federal government has flexed its muscle to blunt the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, and most voters back the intervention. The survey reflects comfort with federal influence on the economy during crises usually unseen during calmer periods, when more voters sound the alarm about budget deficits or overreach. Another 40% of voters said they were concerned the U.S. would disburse too little money and extend an economic recession. Still, 58% of respondents to the NBC/WSJ survey said they worry more that the government will move too quickly in loosening restrictions and allow coronavirus to proliferate. The NBC/WSJ poll, taken April 13-15, surveyed 900 registered voters nationwide and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.3 percentage points.cnbc.com
This week's most important reads: Job losses mount and rescue loans run out as coronavirus testing remains short
With the economic pain mounting, small businesses tapped out a federal rescue program worth hundreds of billions of dollars in a matter of days. Reopening business prematurely could lead to even greater human and economic devastation as new waves of infection could hit the U.S., they say. The SBA website reads that it is "unable to accept new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program based on available appropriations funding. The University of Chicago's phase 3 drug trial found that most of its patients had "rapid recoveries in fever and respiratory symptoms" and were discharged in less than a week, health-care publication STAT News reported Thursday. Coronavirus clobbers workers in 2020 swing states Michigan and PennsylvaniaDoctors worry the coronavirus is keeping patients away from US hospitals as ER visits drop: 'Heart attacks don't stop'cnbc.com
An exclusive look at job losses in America: Michigan and Pennsylvania are getting hit the hardest
It's impossible to know how much of a state's claims results from the amount of layoffs or the amount of claims workers have been able to file. He appointed a new official to oversee the unemployment benefits website and call center. The number includes an additional 5.2 million claims that the government reported Thursday, down from 6.6 million the prior week. Michigan topped the list of big states with 21% of its workforce filing for claims since mid-March, representing 1 million claims. That was followed by Pennsylvania at 20% with 1.3 million claims.cnbc.com
Medicine Mix-Up: Family blames mail-order pharmacy for woman's death
"They are responsible to me, they sent the wrong medicine," said Small.Small's family is suing the mail-order pharmacy, WellDyneRx, for the wrongful death of Bertha Small.The suit blames the pharmacy for sending six medications that weren't prescribed to her back in Nov. 2013. The family says Small thought the medications were hers and took them.Moments later, she began hallucinating to the point she believed she could walk again. "She fell and broke her leg, took her to the hospital and it was downhill after that," Small explained.Bertha Small died in Jan. of 2014. So his position was because she did not notice or read the pill bottles inside the package weren't hers. Eyewitness News reached out to WellDyneRx for their response, they referred us to an amended complaint which denied many of the original lawsuit's allegations.The Small family is asking for $75,000 in damages.abc13.com
2 dead after small plane crashes into home in North Carolina
Google Maps(CNN) - Two people were killed when a small plane crashed into a home late Thursday in Hope Mills, North Carolina, officials said. Federal investigators are on the scene Friday morning, trying to determine the cause of the crash. The crash happened Thursday around 11:30 p.m. in the town southwest of Fayetteville, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. The pilot and one occupant of the home died from their injuries, the public safety department said. Another person inside the home at the time of the crash was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.