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Manslaughter charge for Alec Baldwin in 'Rust' set shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons specialist have been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set, according to court documents filed by prosecutors Tuesday. Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies filed the charging documents naming Baldwin and Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who supervised weapons on the set of the Western "Rust," and outlined evidence that they deviated repeatedly from kno ...

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Poll: 78% of Santos' voters want him to resign

That number includes 71% of Republicans in his district. Jan. 31, 2023, 8:24 AM CST By Ben Kamisar The vast majority of voters in a new poll of embattled New York Republican Rep. George Santos' district want the congressman to resign amid the litany of scandals and revelations he misled voters about his biography. Seventy-eight percent of voters in the state's 3rd Congressional district want Santos' resignation (including 89% of Democrats, 72% of independents/others and 71% of Republicans) ...

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At the Supreme Court, Ethics Questions Over a Spouse's Business Ties

The chief justice’s wife, Jane Sullivan Roberts, has made millions in her career recruiting lawyers to prominent law firms, some of which have business before the court. Now, a letter sent to Congress claims that may present a conflict of interest. After Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined the Supreme Court, his wife, Jane Sullivan Roberts, gave up her career as a law firm partner to become a high-end legal recruiter in an effort to alleviate potential conflicts of interest. Mrs. Roberts l ...

ificandream

Omaha police fatally shoot armed man in Target store

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man with an AR-15-style rifle opened fire inside a Target store in Omaha, sending panicked shoppers and employees scrambling for safety before he was fatally shot by police Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said the man had “plenty of ammunition” and that evidence suggests he fired multiple rounds, but it wasn’t immediately known if he fired at anyone. Schmaderer said no wounded people were found, and police had searched through the store “b ...

ificandream

Adult Happy Meals, McRib, feed McDonald's sales in Q4

Adult Happy Meals and other limited-time promotions boosted traffic at McDonald’s restaurants during the fourth quarter despite higher prices. But the company warned that inflation __ particularly in Europe __ will continue to weigh on its operations this year. Global same-store sales __ or sales at stores open at least a year __ rose 12.6% in the October-December period, the Chicago company said Tuesday. That beat Wall Street expectations for an 8.8% increase, according to analysts polled by F ...

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Failed political candidate (Solomon Pena) indicted in shootings at New Mexico officials' homes

(NBC News) A failed New Mexico political candidate accused in shootings at Democratic state and local lawmakers’ homes and businesses has been indicted on 14 criminal counts, the district attorney said Monday. A grand jury indicted Solomon Pena, 39, on counts that include shooting at an occupied dwelling, conspiracy and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

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Republicans' 2024 Magical Thinking

(The Atlantic) For conservatives who want to prevent a similar fiasco in 2024, the emerging field of GOP presidential prospects might seem like cause to celebrate. After all, the healthiest way to rid their party of Trump would be to simply beat him. But a sprawling cast of challengers could just as easily end up splitting the anti-Trump electorate, as it did in 2016, and allow Trump to win primaries with a plurality of voters. It would also make coalescing around an alternative harder for party leaders.

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