Elizabeth Smart to speak to Jayme Closs’ neighbors in wake of kidnapping

Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart is set to speak to residents of the Wisconsin town where 13-year-old Jayme Closs lived and was recently abducted. Smart’s appearance comes after Closs fled to safety after spending months as a captive. Some of Jayme’s relatives are expected to attend Friday night’s free event at the high school gym in Barron, the town’s county sheriff, […]

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‘Start Here’: US joins Boeing ban, and Paul Manafort is indicted after he’s sentenced

It’s Thursday, March 14, 2019. Let’s start here. Interested in Start Here Morning Briefing ? 1. Trump grounds Boeing Joining a growing chorus of concerned nations, President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued an emergency order grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 jets in the U.S. Two crashes of Boeing’s newest jet in the span of five months — […]

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Patriots’ Robert Kraft builds legal dream team for sex case; can they save him?

Patriots owner Robert Kraft is bringing a hit squad to a fist fight. Kraft is facing two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution for allegedly visiting the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida on two occasions in January and paying for sexual favors from the massage parlor’s staff. The powerful New England Patriots team owner has pleaded not guilty […]

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Woman gunned down in her driveway in ‘monstrous’ attack caught on video

After a young woman was gunned down in her own driveway in a crime caught on surveillance video, Houston authorities are pleading for help to get her “callous killer off our streets.” Elizabeth Barraza was setting up a garage sale when she was attacked on Friday, Jan. 25, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at a Wednesday news conference. At […]

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Explosion levels home, killing one, severely burning another: Authorities

An explosion leveled a home in Minnesota Tuesday morning, killing one person and leaving a severely-burned man searching for his wife, according to Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie. One person has died from an explosion and fire which leveled a house in Minnesota Tuesday morning. When responders raced to the home near Hampton, about 35 miles outside Minneapolis, they found […]

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Nearly 300 priests and clergy in Texas accused of sex abuse over decades

Nearly 300 priests and clergy members of the Catholic dioceses in Texas were identified this week for alleged sexual abuse of minors. In total, 14 archdioceses and dioceses in Texas released their lists on Tuesday, making them the latest in a string of disclosures by Catholic Church bodies across the country. The Diocese of Laredo announced that there were no […]

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Suspects threaten to shoot, kill police officers in viral video

Chicago police are looking to charge two suspects seen threatening to shoot and kill officers in multiple videos posted to social media. Police advocate group Chicago Code BLUE recently posted three videos to social media showing two men flashing guns and using threatening language when referring to a Chicago police officer driving in the car next to them while a […]

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Flooding rain soaking East Coast, brutal cold on the way for Midwest

Heavy rain stretches from Florida to Maine on Thursday morning with the major Northeast cities expecting storms during the morning and early afternoon hours. Interested in Weather? The same storm brought very heavy rain to parts of the southern U.S., causing flooding in parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Florida on Wednesday. Mild air combined with heavy rain caused flooding in […]

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