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FBI assisting in hostage situation in Colleyville, Texas, at Congregation Beth Israel

(CNN)The FBI and Texas Department of Public Safety are assisting a hostage situation at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, according to Colleyville Police Sgt Dara Nelson. There are no injuries at this time, Nelson said, adding that police have evacuated the area. "The FBI negotiators are the ones who have contact with the person in the building." Nelson said. There is "no threat to the general public" at this time, Nelson added. Police are asking people t ...

Omaha Steve

Official: Alec Baldwin surrenders phone for shooting probe

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin has surrendered his cellphone to authorities as part of the investigation into a fatal shooting on a New Mexico film set last fall, a law enforcement official said. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Juan Rios said Baldwin’s phone was turned over Friday to law enforcement officials in Suffolk County, New York, who will gather the information from the phone and provide it to Santa Fe County investigators, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported. Sheriff’s of ...

Omaha Steve

Hundreds of migrants set off from Honduras toward US border

By CLAUDIO ESCALÓN SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Some 600 migrants hoping to reach the United States set off in a caravan Saturday from the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula. Hundreds of young men, women and children, most from Nicaragua, Honduras and Cuba, had gathered overnight and early morning at the city’s central bus station. Shortly after dawn, they set out walking toward the Guatemalan border in hopes that travelling in a group would be safer or cheaper than trying to hire sm ...

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University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel fired by board after investigation

The University of Michigan Board of Regents has unanimously fired school President Mark Schlissel for cause following an investigation into a relationship with a subordinate, the board announced Saturday evening. In a letter to Schlissel, the board spelled out its concerns and said his conduct was "particularly egregious considering your knowledge of and involvement in addressing incidents of harassment by University of Michigan personnel, and your declared commitment to work to 'free' the ...

Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

Tesla asked law firm to fire attorney who worked on Elon Musk probe at SEC, report says

A lawyer for Tesla asked a law firm to fire one its attorneys or risk losing its work for the electric automaker led by Elon Musk, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. The lawyer that Tesla wanted Cooley LLP to fire previously worked at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The attorney interviewed Musk in the agency's probe into the Tesla CEO's 2018 claim that he obtained funding to take Tesla private, according to the publication. The investigation led to a settlement under which ...

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GOP attempt to award Mich. Electoral College votes to Trump referred to feds, Nessel says

Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a television interview Thursday her office has referred the submission of a false slate of presidential electors from Michigan Republicans for the 2020 presidential election to federal prosecutors. Nessel made the comments Thursday during an interview with MSBNC’s Rachel Maddow. As Michigan’s presidential electors convened on Dec. 14, 2020, to cast their votes for Joe Biden, a group of Republicans signed on to their own certificate that attempted to awar ...

Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ordered to release emails, texts from around Jan. 6 Capitol attack

The Travis County district attorney's office in Austin informed Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) on Thursday that he had violated the state's open record laws by refusing to release any of his communications from around last Jan. 6, when Paxton was in Washington, D.C., and appeared at the rally the preceded the Capitol siege. District Attorney José Garza (D) gave Paxton four days to "cure this violation" by turning over the documents or face a lawsuit. The Texas Public Informatio ...

Omaha Steve

Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and JENNIFER PELTZ NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Shkreli must return $64.6 million in profits he and his former company reaped from jacking up the price and monopolizing the market for a lifesaving drug, a federal judge ruled Friday while also barring the provocative, imprisoned ex-CEO from the pharmaceutical industry for the rest of his life. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote’s ruling came several weeks after a seven-day bench trial in December that featured recordings of conversat ...

mahatmakanejeeves

Walgreens and CVS temporarily close some stores as COVID surges

Walgreens and CVS temporarily close some stores as COVID surges CNN Updated: 6:26 PM EST Jan 14, 2022 Two of the biggest retail pharmacies in the U.S. are temporarily closing some stores and pharmacies on the weekends as the latest surge in COVID-19 causes staff shortages. ... Walgreens said that, like many industries, this latest surge in the omicron variant is placing a significant strain on its business in the short-term and driving demand unlike "anything seen before." In a stat ...

Zorro

Judge blasts University of Florida lawyer in row over evidence; promises order in 10 days

'Are you saying you are just incompetent?' Judge Mark Walker asked A federal judge in Tallahassee Friday blasted a lawyer for the University of Florida for bringing up "new" information in a closely watched lawsuit over free speech and academic freedom. It was the second hearing in two weeks on the lawsuit, originally filed by three UF political science professors denied permission by the school to give expert testimony against the state’s year-old elections law because it put UF at ...

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Texas officials say all hostages safe, out of Colleyville synagogue; hostage-taker dead Read more a

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FBI assisting in hostage situation in Colleyville, Texas, at Congregation Beth Israel

22 hrs ago - (CNN)The FBI and Texas Department of Public Safety are assisting a hostage situation at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, according to Colleyville Police Sgt Dara Nelson. There are no injuries at this time, Nelson said, adding that ... (CNN)

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