David Ortiz shooting suspect charged with drug possession

U.S. 06/20/19, 13:31

The man in custody in the Dominican Republic on suspicion of shooting former baseball star David Ortiz was indicted Thursday on drugs and weapons charges unrelated to the shooting. Rolfi Ferreira-Cruz was indicted in New Jersey on cocaine and heroin possession charges, a charge of conspiracy to distribute drugs and firearms ...

Ex-mayor in federal pay-to-play scheme faces sentencing

U.S. 04/24/19, 05:06

A former Pennsylvania mayor convicted of exchanging public works contracts for campaign contributions is set to be sentenced as part of a federal pay-to-play investigation that led to raids of two city halls a week apart.Vaughn Spencer, the Democratic mayor of Reading from 2012 until his failed reelection bid in ...

Rowling, Tolkien, Austen novels vie for bragging rights

Entertainment 10/22/18, 22:11

The results are in for an impassioned national election that put the popularity of candidates Jane Austen, J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling on the line.The effort to discover America's best-loved novel — and promote reading — ends with the winner announced on Tuesday's 8 p.m. EDT finale (check local listings) ...

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