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Omaha airport reopens after Southwest Airlines plane goes off runway

Omaha airport reopens after Southwest Airlines plane goes off runway

The airport tweeted out a statement Friday afternoon about the incident, and followed up with several additional tweets.         ... Continue Reading
Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke sentenced to more than 6 years for murder of Laquan McDonald

Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke sentenced to more than 6 years for murder of Laquan McDonald

Former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison in the controversial 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald.         ... Continue Reading
Mueller's office disputes BuzzFeed story about Trump directing Cohen's false testimony

Mueller's office disputes BuzzFeed story about Trump directing Cohen's false testimony

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office disputed a bombshell report from BuzzFeed News on Friday that alleged President Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress         ... Continue Reading
LPGA star Lexi Thompson had to Google playing partners Greg Maddux and John Smoltz

LPGA star Lexi Thompson had to Google playing partners Greg Maddux and John Smoltz

Lexi Thompson was paired with the Baseball Hall of Famers in the first round of the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Orlando.         ... Continue Reading
March for Life 2019: Vice President Pence makes surprise visit at DC rally

March for Life 2019: Vice President Pence makes surprise visit at DC rally

Marchers on National Mall bond with like-minded activists to fight the nation's "greatest injustice."         ... Continue Reading
UConn self-imposes penalties for NCAA violations under former coach Kevin Ollie

UConn self-imposes penalties for NCAA violations under former coach Kevin Ollie

Connecticut is self-imposing penalties, including the loss of a scholarship, for violations of NCAA rules under former basketball coach Kevin Ollie.         ... Continue Reading
Garcia can earn up to $6M under 1-year deal with Rays

Garcia can earn up to $6M under 1-year deal with Rays

Avisail Garcia can earn up to $6 million as part of his one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays         ... Continue Reading
Chicago and Laquan McDonald: A city's long struggle with a police shooting

Chicago and Laquan McDonald: A city's long struggle with a police shooting

The officer who shot McDonald 16 times, Jason Van Dyke, was convicted of murder in October and is due to be sentenced Friday.         ... Continue Reading
Funeral held for rookie officer killed in shooting

Funeral held for rookie officer killed in shooting

A 22-year-old California officer killed weeks into the job was a dedicated daughter and sister who represented the best of the police community, family and fellow officers said Friday at a packed memorial service. (Jan. 18)         ... Continue Reading
Bears hire former Steeler Townsend to coach defensive backs

Bears hire former Steeler Townsend to coach defensive backs

The Chicago Bears have hired former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend as defensive backs coach         ... Continue Reading