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Los Angeles jury recommends death penalty for the ‘Hollywood Ripper’

Los Angeles jury recommends death penalty for the ‘Hollywood Ripper’

A jury has recommended the death penalty for Michael Gargiulo, known as the “Hollywood Ripper,” the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Friday. Gargiulo, 43, was found guilty in August of two counts of first-degree murder, one count of willful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder and attempted escape, according to a news release from…MORE

Rep. Elijah Cummings’ body will lie in state at Capitol next week

Rep. Elijah Cummings’ body will lie in state at Capitol next week

The body of Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall of the US Capitol next week, the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday. A formal memorial service for the Maryland Democrat is scheduled for Thursday morning, also in Statuary Hall, for all members of Congress, Cummings’ family and…MORE

READ: Energy Department letter to House Democrats on impeachment subpoena

READ: Energy Department letter to House Democrats on impeachment subpoena

In a letter to the three committees involved in the House impeachment inquiry, Assistant Secretary of Energy Melissa Burnison wrote Friday that the Energy Department is “unable to comply with your request for documents and communications at this time.” Read the letter below: cnn.com/2019/10/18/politics/energy-department-democrats-letter/index.htmlMORE

Threat of winds delays demolition of New Orleans cranes

Threat of winds delays demolition of New Orleans cranes

Threats from a tropical storm have delayed the implosion of the two cranes at the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which partially collapsed during construction, officials said. Crews had hoped to take the cranes down Friday evening, but that has been moved to Saturday afternoon, said New Orleans Fire Chief Tim McConnell. “The wind…MORE

What if Republicans can’t ‘get over it’?

What if Republicans can’t ‘get over it’?

A rare press briefing from a Trump administration official yielded an especially telling line about the Trump presidency: “Get over it.” President Donald Trump’s acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said it after confirming the existence of a quid pro quo and offered it up as a retort, but it’s essentially the Trump administration’s answer to any number…MORE

Here’s what was inside a 132-year-old time capsule found in Utah

Here’s what was inside a 132-year-old time capsule found in Utah

This time capsule has been through a lot. It was first buried in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1887, after being put together by a school run by Protestants who were dedicated to converting Mormons through education. When that school was demolished in 1959, the time capsule was uncovered. Someone opened it, but then left…MORE