KANSAS CITY, Mo| Man whose flatulence ended police interview pleads guilty

KANSAS CITY, Mo  — A man whose excessive flatulence forced a police detective to cut shot an interrogation has pleaded guilty to federal gun and drug charges. The Kansas City Star reports that 25-year-old Sean Sykes Jr. entered the plea Monday. The charges stem from a police traffic stop in September in Kansas City, Missouri, … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo| Man whose flatulence ended police interview pleads guilty

Amy Schumer took long way around to announce she’s pregnant

Amy Schumer took the long way around to announce she’s pregnant with husband Chris Fischer. The comedian and actress broke her baby news Monday on the Instagram stories of friend and journalist Jessica Yellin . Yellin, of the site NewsNotNoise.org, showed at the end of a list of Schumer’s recommended congressional and gubernatorial candidates the … Continue reading Amy Schumer took long way around to announce she’s pregnant

DALLAS | Cowboys get Amari Cooper from Raiders for 1st-round pick

DALLAS — The Dallas Cowboys made a bold move for the present Monday, trading a first-round pick for Oakland receiver Amari Cooper in Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s latest play for the future. The Cowboys gave up their top pick in the next draft in hopes of giving quarterback Dak Prescott another weapon just a few … Continue reading DALLAS | Cowboys get Amari Cooper from Raiders for 1st-round pick

Banks lead US stock slide, extending market’s losing streak

Banks led a broad slide in U.S. stocks Monday as an early rally faded, giving the benchmark S&P 500 index its fourth straight loss. Health care and energy stocks also helped pull the market lower, outweighing gains by technology and consumer-focused stocks. Crude oil prices eked out a small gain after spending most of the … Continue reading Banks lead US stock slide, extending market’s losing streak

Maine News: Maine Governor Paul R. LePage Will Appeal Mills Lawsuit to Supreme Court

AUGUSTA, ME – Maine Governor Paul R. LePage announced today that he will appeal Friday’s decision by Justice Michaela Murphy in his lawsuit asking the asking the Superior Court to find that the Attorney General exceeded her authority by bringing a federal suit in a different state on behalf of the people of Maine without … Continue reading Maine News: Maine Governor Paul R. LePage Will Appeal Mills Lawsuit to Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO | Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe joins exodus from Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO — A co-founder of Facebook’s virtual-reality division is joining the exodus of executives to leave the company after striking it rich in lucrative sales of their startups. Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe disclosed his decision to leave Facebook in a tweet posted Monday. His departure comes 2 1/2 years after Facebook parted ways with … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe joins exodus from Facebook

WASHINGTON | Trump wants to push middle-income tax cut through Congress

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he wants to push a new middle-income tax cut through Congress after the midterm elections. Trump says he’s looking to cut middle-income taxes about 10 percent after signing a tax bill last year. He tells reporters as he left the White House for a Texas rally that “we’re doing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump wants to push middle-income tax cut through Congress

WASHINGTON| Trump blasts caravan, says he’s cutting Central American aid

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump declared Monday the U.S. will begin cutting aid to three Central American countries he accused of failing to stop thousands of migrants heading for the U.S. border. But across his administration there was no indication of any action in response to what he tweeted was a “National Emergy.” For hours … Continue reading WASHINGTON| Trump blasts caravan, says he’s cutting Central American aid