Magic Johnson has abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations

Magic Johnson has abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations

Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of this tempestuous franchise just over two years ago. Johnson didn't tell owner Jeanie Buss or general manager…
They were killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on Monday.

They were killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on Monday.

Three U.S. Marines were killed by an improvised explosive device in northern Parwan province in Afghanistan on Monday, according to the U.S. military. On Tuesday evening, the Defense Department identified the three Marines as Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, 25, of Locust Valley, New York; Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania; and Staff Sgt.…
Craig Brewer was shot while handing out $20 bills and paying for others’ meals.

Craig Brewer was shot while handing out $20 bills and paying for others’ meals.

A good Samaritan was fatally shot over the weekend while handing out $20 bills and paying for meals at a Florida restaurant, according to police. Police arrested Ezekiel Hicks, 25, on murder charges early Sunday in the death of 41-year-old Craig Brewer, who was shot and killed at a Waffle House, in Gainesville, Florida, just…
Andrew Lippi, 59, was accused of stealing about $300 worth of household goods.

Andrew Lippi, 59, was accused of stealing about $300 worth of household goods.

A Florida man was arrested on Saturday for shoplifting at a Kmart, just days after he purchased a multi-million-dollar private island off Key West. Andrew Lippi, 59, was accused of stealing about $300 worth of household goods from a Kmart in Key West, where police said he purchased various items between March 30 and April…
Iran lawmakers convene in parliament with chants of ‘Death to America’ after US labels elite Iranian force terrorist

Iran lawmakers convene in parliament with chants of ‘Death to America’ after US labels...

Iranian lawmakers dressed in paramilitary uniforms chanted "Death to America" as they convened Tuesday for an open session of parliament after the White House designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard a foreign terrorist organization. President Hassan Rouhani declared that the force's popularity would only surge in the wake of the designation, saying guard members would be dearer…
The White House responds to court defeat on immigration by saying Trump “will do whatever it takes” to keep Americans safe

The White House responds to court defeat on immigration by saying Trump “will do...

The White House says President Donald Trump "will do whatever it takes" to protect Americans after a judge blocked the administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico to await an immigration hearing. Press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that a "liberal activist judge in San Francisco ruled the United States and Mexico can't work together…
Baseball-sized hail and damaging winds are in the forecast.

Baseball-sized hail and damaging winds are in the forecast.

Several storm systems are wreaking havoc across the United States this week, with states from the west to east facing the possibilities of flooding, hail and tornadoes -- and for the Plains, the possibility of a record-breaking April blizzard. In the eastern U.S. several storms moved through the coast on Monday, from Florida to Maryland,…
The administration has not responded to the request for Trump’s tax returns.

The administration has not responded to the request for Trump’s tax returns.

Although the White House believes Democrats will never get their hands on copies of President Donald Trump's tax returns, the deadline for the IRS commissioner to respond to Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal's request is rapidly approaching as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin prepares to testify Tuesday on Capitol Hill. IRS commissioner Charles Rettig has…

The United States is considering putting tariffs on $11 billion in EU goods per...

The United States is considering putting tariffs on $11 billion in EU goods per year to offset what it says are unfair European subsidies for planemaker Airbus. While the size of the potential tariffs is relatively small compared with the hundreds of billions the U.S. and China are taxing in their trade war, it suggests…
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

It's Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Let's start here. 1. 'Housecleaning' President Donald Trump's purge of the Department of Homeland Security continued Monday with the firing of Secret Service Director Randolph Alles less than 24 hours after DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced her resignation. Despite the administration's aggressive immigration tactics, the U.S. is still seeing a…

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