David Mcfadden, Associated Press Updated 5:50 pm CDT, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore truck driver who blamed his wife's slaying on a case of charity gone wrong was being flown back to Maryland's biggest city on Wednesday along with his daughter to face murder charges in a case that drew international attention. It's been one of the more bizarre real-life crime sagas in a city full of them. When electrical engineer Jacquelyn Smith was fatally stabbed in December, her husband said she was attacked after handing $10 to a roadside panhandler who appeared to be holding a baby. The tale of generosity and treachery fueled fresh concerns about Baltimore's high rates of violence. But earlier this month, city police announced that her husband's story wasn't true and Keith Smith and his 28-year-old daughter were facing first-degree murder charges. The two suspects were arrested March 5 in a Texas border town during what police call a desperate dash … [Read more...] about 2 extradited in slaying tied to charity-gone-wrong story
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In his second State of the Union address, President Donald Trump offered a path forward for a divided nation–unifying even his fiercest critics behind at least some of what he is trying to do. At key moments throughout the address, Trump was able to appeal to Democrats–who have taken control of the House of Representatives with a new majority the country elected in November–earning cheers from both sides of the aisle and a standing ovation from the whole chamber at the end of his address.His speech also rallied his base with key lines on immigration, investigations, abortion, and the economy, so Trump accomplished both goals he set out to do with the address: Unify the country at this particularly divisive place in political history and keep his own team engaged in the battles ahead. He also laid out an ambitious agenda going forward that he argues is nonpartisan, on everything from fighting cancer and HIV to stopping drug abuse to combating extremism and so much … [Read more...] about In Powerful State of the Union, President Trump Unifies Nation, Pushes Path Forward for Country
David Lee/STXfilms This image released by STXfilms shows Bryan Cranston, from left, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, and Kevin Hart in a scene from "The Upside." Warner Bros. Pictures This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Jason Momoa, left, and Amber Heard in a scene from "Aquaman." Sound The gallery will resume inseconds James Dittiger/Columbia Pictures - Sony This image released by Sony Pictures shows Jonah Hauer King with Shelby, who portrays Bella, in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "A Dog's Way Home." Show Caption of Expand By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: January 13, 2019 at 1:27 pm | UPDATED: January 13, 2019 at 1:28 pm By Jake Coyle | Associated Press NEW YORK — Kevin Hart isn’t hosting the Oscars, but he’s got a number one movie. “The Upside,” starring Hart and Bryan Cranston, surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The strong performance of … [Read more...] about Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside’ unseats ‘Aquaman’ in $19.6M debut
The Detroit News Published 11:55 PM EST Dec 31, 2018 Out with the old and in with the new doesn't quite fit Metro Detroit for 2019. The new year appears to be more of a transition period, as progress continues on major developments downtown. There isn't a glitzy arena opening or a skyscraper near completion. Motorists traveling over the Detroit River will still have to look to the Ambassador Bridge as the Gordie Howe International Bridge begins to take shape. For change, head west to Lansing, where a Democratic governor, attorney general and secretary of state take power. All eyes will be on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her work with the Republican-controlled Legislature. But many questions will likely be answered: Will Detroit finally show population gain? How will the new governor fix "the damn roads?" How will professional golf play out in its return to Detroit in June? Maybe 2019 should be greeted with a glass of whiskey from Two James instead … [Read more...] about 2019 in Michigan, Metro Detroit: What to expect
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!