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Pennsylvania Woman Died Within A Week Of Maryland Couple’s Mysterious Death At Same Dominican Republic Hotel

Just days before a Maryland couple was found dead in their hotel room in the Dominican Republic, a Pennsylvania woman collapsed and died at the same resort. Family spokesperson Jay McDonald said that Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, had just checked in on May 25 at the Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana; she was with her husband, Dan Werner, celebrating their ninth wedding anniversary. Schaup-Werner had a drink from the room’s minibar when she suddenly collapsed. Schaup-Werner died that day.. ...Read Full Story

House Passes $19 Billion Disaster Bill; Awaiting President Trump Signing

The House approved a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, despite multiple efforts by Republicans to block it. The bill will provide approximately $1.4 billion in disaster relief funds for Puerto Rico, including $600 million in assistance for nutrition, farmers and rural communities as well as repairs for health care systems and federal facilities, passed by a 354-58 vote. The bill had previously passed through the Senate and will now be sent to President Donald Trump for approval.. ...Read Full Story

President Trump Meets With Theresa May On Second Day Of U.K. State Visit

President Trump turned to business during his U.K. trip on Tuesday, discussing the possibility of a trade deal once Britain finally leaves the European Union. Alongside British Prime Minister Theresa May, Trump co-hosted a morning roundtable of American and British corporate executives. Trump has talked up a trade pact with a post-Brexit Britain from the start of his presidency, however Britain cannot fully negotiate a deal while still a part of omnibus European Union trade arrangements.. ...Read Full Story

Mall of America Attacker Sentenced To 19 Years For Throwing Boy Over Balcony

On Monday, the man who pleaded guilty to throwing a 5-year-old boy off a third-story balcony at the Mall of America was sentenced to 19 years in prison. Emmanuel Aranda stood in court listening to victim’s impact statements being read by a prosecutors, tears welling in his eyes. Minnesota law mandates that he serve 12 years of the 19-year sentence, with 53 days off for time served. When given the opportunity to make a statement or apologize to the family of his victim, Aranda said nothing.. ...Read Full Story

Transgender Asylum Seeker Dies In ICE Custody

Johana Medina Leon, a 25-year-old trans woman originally from El Salvador, died this weekend after being detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement at a privately run detention facility in New Mexico. Leon was taken to a hospital in El Paso, Texas last Tuesday after she reported having chest pain. She died just a few days later. Leon, who entered the United States in mid-April at the port of entry in El Paso, had passed her credible fear asylum interview on May 18, but she was only “paroled from custody” on the day she went to the hospital.. ...Read Full Story

Estranged Husband And His Girlfriend Arrested In Missing Connecticut Woman Case

Authorities said Sunday that the estranged husband of a missing Connecticut woman, along with his girlfriend, have been arrested on charges of evidence tampering and hindering prosecution. Fotis Dulos, 51, and Michelle Troconis, 44, were taken into custody in Avon, Connecticut, about 11 p.m. on Saturday in relation to the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos. They were charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and hindering prosecution.. ...Read Full Story

7 Confirmed Dead, 21 Missing After Boar With South Korean Tourists Sinks In Danube

Rescue workers are searching the Danube River in downtown Budapest for 21 people missing after a sightseeing boat with 33 South Koreans sank after colliding with a larger cruise ship during an evening downpour. Seven people were confirmed dead, officials said Thursday, and none of the tourists were wearing life jackets. Seven other people have been rescued. They were hospitalized in stable condition following the accident Wednesday night. Two Hungarian crew members are also missing.. ...Read Full Story

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Breaks Silence; Says He Will Not Comment Beyond His Report

On Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller spoke publicly for the first time in over two years about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice. Mueller said he does not intend to testify to Congress and explaining why he did not have the “option” of charging the president with a crime. Mueller spoke amid demands by congressional Democrats that he testify in public. He said he would make “a few remarks” but that it was “important that the office’s written work speak for itself.”  He added: “The report is my testimony.”. ...Read Full Story

Mitch McConnell Says He “Would Fill” Supreme Court Vacancy In 2020 If Necessary

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said at a chamber luncheon in Paducah, Kentucky this week that if a Supreme Court vacancy emerges next year, he will fill it. The comment diverges from his decision in 2016 to not consider President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland after the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia earlier that year. McConnell was asked by a member of the audience, “Should a Supreme Court justice die next year, what will your position be on filling that spot?” “I would fill it,” he responded, smirking, which drew loud laughter.. ...Read Full Story

U.S. Navy Pilots Reported UFO Sightings Frequently For Over A Year

On Sunday, the New York Times reported that for almost a year United States Navy pilots reported UFO sightings to their superiors. Beginning in the summer of 2014 and stretching until March of 2015, pilots claim strange objects appeared almost daily. Although accounts vary, it is alleged that the objects had no visible engines or exhaust pipes yet they were 30,000 feet in the air and moving at “hypersonic speeds.”. ...Read Full Story

Department Of Justice Will Turn Over Subpoenaed Mueller Documents

Democratic Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, said Wednesday morning that the Justice Department will turn over subpoenaed documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into 2016 Russian election meddling. DOJ officials had initially balked as recently as last week, which led Schiff to set a Wednesday deadline for the department to respond and threatened Attorney General William Barr with an “unspecified enforcement action.”. ...Read Full Story

Four Americans Killed In Plane Crash Off Honduras Coast

Four Americans and one Canadian died in a plane crash off the coast of Honduras on Saturday. The U.S. State Department said four people who died in the crash were U.S. citizens and the U.S. embassy in Honduras’ capital city of Tegucigalpa were providing assistance. The identities of the U.S. victims weren’t immediately released. Global Affairs Canada confirmed a Canadian citizen also died.. ...Read Full Story

Four Americans Killed In Plane Crash Off Honduras Coast

Four Americans and one Canadian died in a plane crash off the coast of Honduras on Saturday. The U.S. State Department said four people who died in the crash were U.S. citizens and the U.S. embassy in Honduras’ capital city of Tegucigalpa were providing assistance. The identities of the U.S. victims weren’t immediately released. Global Affairs Canada confirmed a Canadian citizen also died.. ...Read Full Story