North Carolina News: Raleigh Man, JAMES ANTHONY MACALUSO Sentenced for Bank Robbery

RALEIGH, N.C. – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that, JAMES ANTHONY MACALUSO, 49, of Raleigh, was sentenced by United States District Judge James C. Dever, III for bank robbery. Judge Dever sentenced MACALUSO to 71 months’ imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release. … Continue reading North Carolina News: Raleigh Man, JAMES ANTHONY MACALUSO Sentenced for Bank Robbery

WASHINGTON | Afghan leader denies Taliban are winning the war

WASHINGTON — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is denying the Taliban is winning the war in Afghanistan despite a wave of deadly militant attacks and signs the militants are expanding areas under their control. Ghani says the Afghan state is not at risk of collapse and reiterated his government’s intent to seek a negotiated peace. He … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Afghan leader denies Taliban are winning the war

ST. PAUL, Minn | Ousted Minnesota Republican faults McCain for losing House

ST. PAUL, Minn  — A recently defeated Republican congressman from Minnesota is blaming the Democratic House takeover on the late Sen. John McCain’s vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act. First-term Rep. Jason Lewis made the argument in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece published Sunday. Lewis lost to Democrat Angie Craig last week in … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | Ousted Minnesota Republican faults McCain for losing House

ISLAMABAD | Pakistan frees 2 Taliban members as US envoy visits region

ISLAMABAD  — Pakistan released two Taliban officials on Monday during U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad‘s latest visit to the region, in what could be part of American efforts to revive peace talks with the insurgent group, which now controls nearly half of Afghanistan. Abdul Samad Sani, a U.S.-designated terrorist who served as the Afghan Central Bank … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Pakistan frees 2 Taliban members as US envoy visits region

BARABOO, Wis. | Wisconsin district investigates boys’ apparent Nazi salute

BARABOO, Wis.  — A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo of a group of high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute. Baraboo Superintendent Lori Mueller said she became aware of the photo Monday after it was posted on social media. The photo of more than 60 male students dressed in … Continue reading BARABOO, Wis. | Wisconsin district investigates boys’ apparent Nazi salute

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | The Latest: Scott campaign calls Nelson lawsuit frivolous

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— The Latest on the Florida election recount of 2018 (all times local): 1 p.m. A spokesman for Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s Senate campaign says the lawyer for incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson “seems to be content filing frivolous and laughable lawsuits.” The Nelson campaign sued the Florida Department of State on … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | The Latest: Scott campaign calls Nelson lawsuit frivolous

Tech giants slide, pulling US stock market sharply lower

A broad sell-off in technology companies pulled U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday, knocking off more than 450 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Apple, Amazon and other big names fell. Banks and consumer-focused companies and media and communications stocks also took heavy losses. Crude oil prices were headed higher, snapping a 10-day skid, after … Continue reading Tech giants slide, pulling US stock market sharply lower