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February 14, 2017

Where populist earthquake could hit next

WHO: Frauke Petry and Jorg Meuthen WHERE: France No more. Immigration and terrorism has triggered unrest and led to the rise of the AFD (Alternative for Germany). More than two-thirds of Germans want an end to Angela Merkel’s long reign. WHAT: Since the end of the Second World War, Germany …

Woman who livestreamed rape of teen gets 9 months in prison

COLUMBUS, OHIO –  An Ohio woman accused of livestreaming images of a man raping a 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to nine months in prison. Nineteen-year-old Marina Lonina was sentenced Monday in Columbus after pleading guilty to one count of obstructing justice under a deal with prosecutors. She initially faced other …

Man pleaded guilty to smuggling 42 rare turtles

In 2014, another turtle trafficker in Seattle was sentenced to one year in prison. The Hsu case isn’t isolated. Prosecutors in that case said the turtles’ legs were taped inside their shells to prevent them from arousing suspicion by moving during shipment, and many died during or soon after transport. …

Man blown off bridge died of drowning, hypothermia

NORFOLK, Va. — Authorities say a tractor-trailer driver who initially survived after plunging off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel last week succumbed to hypothermia and drowned. Print this story Change text size for the story He died before reaching the hospital. But a Navy helicopter later found him in the water …

Evel Knievel jumpsuit up for auction

Report an error 18, 1973. He wore this particular outfit during his most-watched stunt when he jumped over 50 crushed cars at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Feb. The outfit is expected to sell for at least US$80,000. 25-26 but Internet bidding is open now. The auction takes place Feb. …

Pint-sized bodybuilder beats the best of them

Change text size for the story He is the owner of Trinergy Health and Fitness where I train.” “Now I train by myself but Ryan Manthe, my former trainer shows me how to pose. At age 16, Mutombo began competing in local bodybuilding meets, recently besting opponents twice his height …