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DOJ declines for third time charges against former FBI agents who botched Nassar case
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DOJ declines for third time charges against former FBI agents who botched Nassar case

In a Thursday statement, the department said that the latest decision to decline prosecution of the agents came "after multiple reviews and analyzes of evidence gathered in the investigation of the former agents, and reflects the recommendation of experienced prosecutors."A Justice Department inspector general report found gross failures on the part of the FBI to properly investigate complaints from gymnasts, who told the bureau in 2015 about the abuse. The inspector general found the agents lied to investigators, but the Justice Department during the Trump administration and again early in the Biden administration declined to bring charges.From July 2015, when USA Gymnastics officials first notified the FBI about abuse allegations against Nassar, and September 2016, when the FBI final...
Joe Garcia, widower of slain Uvalde teacher Irma Garcia, dies of a heart attack
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Joe Garcia, widower of slain Uvalde teacher Irma Garcia, dies of a heart attack

Placeholder while article actions loadJohn Martinez awoke Thursday just before 10 am to a text message from his younger brother: “Pray for Uncle Joe.”Martinez, a 21-year-old student at Texas State University, said at first that he didn't think anything was amiss. Of course his uncle needed prayers, he said. Joe Garcia had just lost his wife from him, the mother of his children from him, his life partner from him.Irma Garcia, 48, was one of the two teachers slain in a shooting rampage at Robb Elementary School in the Garcias' hometown of Uvalde, Tex., on Tuesday.Less than two hours after the morning text message, Martinez got a call from his family to tell him his uncle had died after being rushed to the hospital following an apparent heart attack.Martinez texted his brother around noo...
Hurricanes’ victory puts Rangers on the brink
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Hurricanes’ victory puts Rangers on the brink

The Hurricanes can advance to the Eastern Conference finals to face reigning two-time Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay by winning Game 6 in New York on Saturday, though they are 0-5 away from PNC Arena so far despite tying for the NHL lead in regular -season road wins.The Hurricanes controlled long stretches of play by sustaining their aggressive style, finishing with a 34-17 shot advantage to keep the pressure on Shesterkin while also easing the burden on Antti Raanta (16 saves) in Carolina's net.Get Sports HeadlinesThe Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning.Now Carolina faces the challenge of putting away a team that has been resilient, even stubborn, when facing a series deficit. The Rangers rallied from a 3-1 hole to beat Pittsburgh in a seven-game...
An 8th grade class championed legislation to pardon last Salem ‘witch’
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An 8th grade class championed legislation to pardon last Salem ‘witch’

William J. KoleBOSTON – It took more than three centuries, but the last Salem "witch" who wasn't officially pardoned.Massachusetts lawmakers on Thursday formally exonerated Elizabeth Johnson Jr., clearing her name 329 years after she was convicted of witchcraft in 1693 and sentenced to death at the height of the Salem Witch Trials.Johnson was never executed, but neither was she officially pardoned like others wrongly accused of witchcraft.Lawmakers agreed to reconsider her case last year after a curious eighth-grade civics class at North Andover Middle School took up her cause and researched the legislative steps needed to clear her name.Subsequent legislation introduced by state Sen. Diana DiZoglio, a Democrat from Methuen, was tacked onto a budget bill and approved."We will never be ...
NH Man Who Forced Wife To Behead Coworker Convicted Of 1st-Degree Murder
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NH Man Who Forced Wife To Behead Coworker Convicted Of 1st-Degree Murder

CONCORD, NH (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a New Hampshire man of first-degree murder for killing his wife's coworker after he discovered they were texting, and then forcing her to behead him.Armando Barron, 32, faces a life sentence without parole. He also was convicted of assaulting his wife, Britany Barron, the night he discovered she had been texting with her coworker, 25-year-old Jonathan Amerault. Prosecutors said he used her cellphone de ella to lure him to a park just north of the Massachusetts state line in September 2020. Barron was also convicted of beating and kicking Amerault, forcing him into his own car and shooting him.Amerault's mother was in the courtroom and started crying as the verdict was read. The jury had the case for a little under two hours.“The defenda...
Texas school shooting, Kevin Spacey, oldest living dog, Ray Liotta: Thursday’s news.
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Texas school shooting, Kevin Spacey, oldest living dog, Ray Liotta: Thursday’s news.

As the investigation into a massacre at an elementary school unfolds, one question keeps popping up: Did the police act quickly enough? And move over, Toby Keith. There's a new oldest living dog in town: Pebbles.👋 It's Laura Davis. It's Thursday. And I don't know about y'all, but I'm ready for the weekend. Here's the news!But first, ever heard of a 'sharkcano'? 🦈🌋 An underwater volcano has begun to erupt, NASA images show. And it's got neighbors: Shark's! This makes sense, because I feel like if any creature would happily take up residence near an undersea volcano with a tendency to erupt – it'd be a shark.⛈ Weather watch: First of all, what's a right? Should I be worried about them? Answer here. Now, how's the weather looking for the Memorial Day weekend? Check it out with a ...
Texas Gov.  Abbott doesn’t want to make the killing of school children a political issue.  What is it then?
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Texas Gov. Abbott doesn’t want to make the killing of school children a political issue. What is it then?

Nineteen children and two teachers, who started the day like any other, were gunned down Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. It is the second deadliest school shooting, after Sandy Hook, this nation has seen. By Wednesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, surrounded by other state officials at a news conference to address the tragedy, managed to rub salt in the wounds of a nation trying to figure out how it is that, yet again, families in America are waking up without their children nestled in bed while lawmakers can't seem to do anything to curb the rising gun violence.Abbott made a plea at the news conference not to politicize the latest shooting, saying, “We need all Texans to in this one moment in time put aside their own agendas, think of somebody other than ourselves, th...
‘Moment of crisis with lifetime of impact’
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‘Moment of crisis with lifetime of impact’

SAN ANTONIO — Sitting in a quiet conference room, away from the chaos of the trauma unit at University Hospital, Dr. Ronald Stewart paused and closed his eyes several times Thursday before choking back tears. “I feel so bad for those families,” he said, “and guilty, to some degree, that they don't have their children and I do.”Stewart, senior trauma surgeon at University Hospital and the father of three adult children, was one of the doctors who administered to the victims of Tuesday's mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, where a gunman opened fire with a weapon of war, killing 19 children and two teachers.From the moment four patients arrived, it was “go time” inside the hospital, said Stewart, who is also chair of the surgery department at UT Health San Antonio. “We didn...
Maker of rifle used by Texas gunman draws fury for ‘incendiary’ ads
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Maker of rifle used by Texas gunman draws fury for ‘incendiary’ ads

Eight days before a Texas teenager killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School, the manufacturer of the rifle used in the massacre posted an ad on social media that featured a toddler holding a similar weapon. “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it,” read the post from Daniel Defense on May 16, the same day the Robb Elementary shooter turned 18.This photo was posted on the Daniel Defense Twitter account on May 16 with the caption: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it."Daniel DefenseThe ad represented the kind of provocative marketing that has helped the Georgia-based gun company become one the largest privately owned firearms manufacturers in the country. “In an ind...
How to Watch ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Online: When Does It Hit Streaming?
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How to Watch ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Online: When Does It Hit Streaming?

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. Tom Cruise makes his return flight as Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick this weekend, the follow-up to the 1986 classic that solidified the actor as a blockbuster Hollywood star. the top gun sequel's premiere date, like many other franchises, got delayed multiple times over the course of the pandemic. But after years of anticipation, Joseph Kosinski's new action film will finally soar into a theater near you for Memorial Day weekend. Top Gun: Maverick: Tom Cruise Feels the Need for Speed. And Hero Cosplay. And Sequels. If you're feeling the need to stream the film that started it all, here's what you need t...