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Nation pauses 50 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Bells will toll across the nation and prayers will be said as Americans of all colors and creeds are set to pause today to remember the life and civil rights legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. A huge crowd is expected to turn out at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where King was struck…

Female suspect in shooting at YouTube’s headquarters died of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say

San Bruno, CA (WOLO) — The suspect in a shooting at YouTube’s headquarters in California’s Bay Area is believed to be a woman who was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said the scene was an “active event” and that law enforcement was methodically searching the building to “make sure it…

Police respond to active shooter at YouTube’s California headquarters

Police are responding to an active shooter at the YouTube headquarters in California’s Bay Area, authorities say, cautioning people to stay away. We are responding to an active shooter. Please stay away from Cherry Ave & Bay Hill Drive. — San Bruno Police (@SanBrunoPolice) April 3, 2018 Nearby hospital Stanford Health Care confirmed that it treating four to five patients from the…

Lawyer sentenced in Mueller probe

ABC News – Alex van der Zwaan, the Dutch attorney who pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators was sentenced by a federal judge to 30 days in jail and a $20,000 fine on Tuesday. Van der Zwaan, 33, becomes the first person sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian collusion during the 2016 election. The son-in-law of…

Amazon one of many US companies Trump has attacked

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump pledged that he had the business background and acumen to boost the U.S. economy. His push for economic growth, however, hasn’t stopped him from slamming some of the country’s biggest and best-known companies. He went on the attack against Amazon, the second-largest private employer in the U.S., earlier this week. But Amazon is not alone. Here’s a list…

Veterans groups respond cautiously to VA secretary nomination

Despite his active duty status as a Navy rear admiral (lower half) and his medical experience, veterans service organizations are responding cautiously to the nomination of Dr. Ronny Jackson for secretary of Veterans Affairs, with some expressing concern about his lack of managerial experience or what his views are on reforming the VA.

Carnival Cruise trades cruise for teen’s Snapchat handle

Carnival Cruise rolled into a small Virginia town this week on the hunt for a local teen and his coveted Snapchat handle @CarnivalCruise. The company surprised 15-year-old Darian Lipscomb at his Prospect, Virginia, home Tuesday night after peppering the town with signs asking “Hey Prospect, does anyone know Darian?” The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the company offered to trade Lipscomb a free trip for his…

Heineken pulls ad Chance the Rapper called ‘terribly racist’

Chance the Rapper performs during the second day of Lollapalooza Chile 2018 at Parque O’Higgins, March 17, 2018, in Santiago, Chile. Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images ABC News – Heineken may have taken Chance the Rapper’s criticism of one of their advertisements to heart. The Dutch brewing company has pulled the plug on the Heineken Light commercial the recording artist called “terribly…