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Michigan woman charged with murder in 2003 deaths of newborn twins

Michigan woman charged with murder in 2003 deaths of newborn twins

Investigators used new advances in genetic genealogy to charge a Michigan woman with murder in the 2003 deaths of her twin newborn sons, said Sheriff Thomas Dart of Cook County, Illinois, on Saturday. Antoinette Briley, 41, of Holland, Michigan, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Briley was arrested Thursday in Oak Lawn, Illinois,…MORE

‘Hamilton’ star Daveed Diggs brings his unique style to a new Hanukkah song

‘Hamilton’ star Daveed Diggs brings his unique style to a new Hanukkah song

Broadway star Daveed Diggs brings his unique style to a new song for the Disney Channel. “Puppy for Hanukkah” is a hip-hop style song featuring the “Hamilton” star’s distinct vocals and is produced by Diggs with his longtime friends and creative partners William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes. “I was honored when Disney Channel approached me…MORE

On this day in 1933, America ended prohibition

On this day in 1933, America ended prohibition

Pour one out for prohibition. The amendment banning the production, importation, sale and transportation of alcohol in the United States ended on this day in 1933. Prohibition began on January 17, 1920, when the 18th Amendment went into effect. The cause was championed by the temperance movement, which encouraged and advocated for abstinence from alcohol.…MORE

Houston police rescue about 30 people in alleged human smuggling ring

Houston police rescue about 30 people in alleged human smuggling ring

Houston police say they rescued about 30 people being held in a home after officers responded to a report of a man running down the street in his underwear. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that one Honduran national illegally in this country has been charged with harboring 29 people. He is expected to make his initial…MORE

Fantasy football is a billion-dollar pastime. Covid-19 is wreaking havoc with it

Fantasy football is a billion-dollar pastime. Covid-19 is wreaking havoc with it

This NFL season has been a chaotic mix of coronavirus precautions, postponed games and infected players, all unfolding under a looming concern for the health of players, staff and spectators. It’s also made for the wildest season yet of fantasy football, and this billion-dollar business and its legions of devotees have had to get creative…MORE

Covid-19 is raging through overcrowded California prisons

Covid-19 is raging through overcrowded California prisons

As Covid-19 infections surge across California, state correctional facilities have recorded more than 4,000 active cases among inmates and another 1,430 among staff — the highest numbers recorded since the pandemic’s start. That means California’s total number of inmate infections is now up to more than 22,300, including 90 deaths. That translates to about 227…MORE

A Minnesota elementary school teacher donates kidney to her school’s custodian

A Minnesota elementary school teacher donates kidney to her school’s custodian

Third-grade teacher Erin Durga says chills ran through her body the moment she learned a school custodian needed a kidney donation. She had an unshakable feeling that she would be the match to save him. Durga and school custodian Pat Mertens started working at Kimball Elementary School in Kimball, Minnesota, in the same year, 2011.…MORE

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