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Gabriella Borter

'Jayme is the hero' sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captor

Jan 13 2019

A 13-year-old girl's escape from a rural home where she was held captive for three months by a Wisconsin man charged with murdering her parents helped break the case and she should be treated as a hero, the local sheriff said on Friday. | Video

'My mortgage is due' Some U.S. federal workers seek shutdown cash

Jan 10 2019

NEW YORK About 1,000 furloughed federal workers have turned to online fundraising to help cover their expenses as a partial shutdown of the U.S. government drags on for nearly three weeks, a spokeswoman for GoFundMe.com said on Wednesday.

'My mortgage is due' Some U.S. federal workers seek shutdown cash

Jan 09 2019

NEW YORK About 1,000 furloughed federal workers have turned to online fundraising to help cover their expenses as a partial shutdown of the U.S. government drags on for nearly three weeks, a spokeswoman for GoFundMe.com said on Wednesday.

DNA test clears Golden State Killer suspect of 1975 murder: prosecutor

Jan 09 2019

DNA evidence has cleared a former policeman accused of being the "Golden State Killer," who terrified a swath of California with dozens of rapes and murders in the 1970s and 1980s, in one murder case from 1975 in which he was a suspect, prosecutors said.

U.S. pro wrestling announcer, 'Mean Gene' Okerlund, dies at 76

Jan 02 2019

Professional wrestling announcer Gene Okerlund, nicknamed "Mean Gene" for his verbal sparring with the gimmicky sport's muscled gladiators including Hulk Hogan and "Macho Man" Randy Savage, died on Wednesday, World Wrestling Entertainment said. He was 76.

Thousands brave rain in New York's Times Square to welcome 2019

Jan 01 2019

NEW YORK New York's Times Square erupted with fireworks and cheers at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday as thousands of hardy merrymakers braved pouring rain and watched the glowing New Year's Eve ball complete its midnight descent to mark the start of 2019. | Video

Black wrestler's lawyer says referee's lateness led to haircut

Dec 24 2018

A lawyer for a high school wrestler who was pressured into cutting his dreadlocks by a referee last week said on Monday that the referee was late to the match and should have raised the issue of hair length hours earlier.

North Carolina affidavits released in alleged election fraud case

Dec 24 2018

The North Carolina Board of Elections has released affidavits from voters who told investigators of fraud allegations that a Republican campaign worker collected their absentee ballots in a U.S. congressional race in which the Democrat lost.

Ice skating, live reindeer to soothe record U.S. holiday travel rush

Dec 21 2018

NEW YORK A record one-third of the U.S. population is expected to take to the nation's roads, rails and skies for Christmas and New Year's travel, prompting airports to trot out unusual perks like free ice skating and live reindeer to soothe the stressed crowds.

Pittsburgh considers stricter gun laws after synagogue attack

Dec 18 2018

The Pittsburgh City Council began considering a package of gun-control laws on Tuesday, including a ban on assault-style rifles, nearly two months after a gunman shouting anti-Semitic messages killed 11 people in a synagogue.

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