North Carolina News: Raleigh Man, ANDREW HARGETT, JR. Convicted of Federal Drug and Firearms Charges Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

RALEIGH, N.C. – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today, United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced ANDREW HARGETT, JR. 46, to 240 months imprisonment followed by 8 years of supervised release. HARGETT was also fined $10,000.00. HARGETT was convicted by a … Continue reading North Carolina News: Raleigh Man, ANDREW HARGETT, JR. Convicted of Federal Drug and Firearms Charges Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

North Dakota News: Williams County, Mark Timothy Schafer, Sexual predator from Williams County sentenced to nearly two years in prison after traveling to Asia without permission and failing to register as a sex offender

Williams County, N.D. – A sexual predator from Williams County was sentenced to nearly two years in prison after traveling to Asia without permission and failing to register as a sex offender. Mark Timothy Schafer, 49, of Bryan, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison after previously pleading guilty to one count of failing … Continue reading North Dakota News: Williams County, Mark Timothy Schafer, Sexual predator from Williams County sentenced to nearly two years in prison after traveling to Asia without permission and failing to register as a sex offender

HOUSTON | US judge stalls enforcement of Trump asylum restrictions

HOUSTON — A federal judge has barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 circumventing immigration law, saying anyone who crossed the southern border between official ports of entry would be ineligible for asylum. As the first of several … Continue reading HOUSTON | US judge stalls enforcement of Trump asylum restrictions

Rangers’ Adrian Beltre retires after 21 seasons, 3,166 hits

Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers is retiring after 21 seasons and 3,166 hits. The 39-year-old third baseman announced his decision Tuesday in a statement released by the Rangers. The four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner says his decision came after “careful consideration and many sleepless nights.” Beltre made his big league debut at … Continue reading Rangers’ Adrian Beltre retires after 21 seasons, 3,166 hits

NEW YORK | Global markets sink again as tech and retail stocks drop

NEW YORK— Stocks are skidding Tuesday morning, putting the market back into the red for the year, as weak results from retailers and mounting losses for big technology companies compound the market’s losses from the day before. Energy and industrial companies are also dropping. Target plunged after reporting earnings that missed Wall Street’s estimates, while … Continue reading NEW YORK | Global markets sink again as tech and retail stocks drop

MANILA, Philippines | Xi: Talks on pact to avoid sea clashes could end in 3 years

MANILA, Philippines — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday negotiations between Beijing and Southeast Asian nations on a nonaggression pact to prevent clashes in the disputed South China Sea could be concluded in three years and promised that any differences will be dealt with peacefully. Xi made the assurances after holding talks with President Rodrigo … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | Xi: Talks on pact to avoid sea clashes could end in 3 years

NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Tech rout erases stocks’ gain for year

NEW YORK— The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 10 a.m. Stocks are skidding again on Wall Street as a tech rout continues and several big retailers report weak results. Apple sank another 3.6 percent in early trading Tuesday and Microsoft gave up 3.3 percent. Target plunged 9.5 percent after missing Wall … Continue reading NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Tech rout erases stocks’ gain for year