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Mother of boy, 4, who was locked in closet and nearly died sentenced to 25 years

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The mother of a 4-year-old Michigan boy who was left in a closet and nearly died last year was sentenced Friday to 25 to 50 years in prison.<p>Megan Schug, 24, said in court she was sorry and, "I love every one one of my children."<p>But Calhoun County Circuit Court Judge Sarah …

Crime

The Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef That Is Better than Chipotle's

Place the garlic, chipotle chiles and their sauce, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, vinegar, and cloves in a blender and blend until smooth; set …

Cooking

China trade war 'on hold' as Trump pauses tariffs

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that the Trump administration will hold off from imposing tariffs on China as leaders from both nations try to hammer out agreements on trade.<p>The administration had threatened $50 billion to $150 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods as a way to deter the …

Donald Trump

Tax cut sparks record-setting $178 billion buyback boom

<b>1. It's raining buybacks:</b> Corporate America is throwing a record-setting party for shareholders.<p>S&P 500 companies showered Wall Street with at least $178 billion of stock buybacks during the first three months of 2018, according to Howard Silverblatt of S&P Dow Jones Indices.<p>That's a 34% bump from …

Markets

Caprese Zoodles

Use a vegetable spiralizer to create thick zucchini noodles (or use a vegetable peeler to make long, thin ribbons).<p>In a large skillet over medium-low …

Tomatoes

Malaysian Police Seize 70 Suitcases of Cash and 280 Luxury Bags in Probe of Former Prime Minister

(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) — Malaysian police on Friday confiscated 284 designer handbags and 72 suitcases containing cash, jewelry and other valuables …

Economic Development

A Florida Science Teacher Has Been Accused of Drowning Raccoons in Front of Students

A Florida teacher was placed on administrative leave Monday after allegedly drowning two raccoons during an agricultural science class.<p>Local ABC …

High School

10 Kid-Friendly Vegetable Sides for Weeknight Dinners — Recipes from The Kitchn

My two kids go through the weirdest seasons with vegetables (currently we are living through a roasted broccoli and baby carrot season — if either of …

Cooking

Tiny Chimp Saved From Trafficker Can't Stop Smiling At Her Rescuer

"She is attached to me 24/7."<p>In the wild, mother chimpanzees make eye contact with their babies over 20 times in a single hour and usually go about …

Chimpanzees

70 Hearty Summer Sides That’ll Make You Want to Skip the Main

From pasta salads to grilled veggies, these hearty sides are so good, you won't want to leave room on your plate for the main dish!<p>Everyone has a …

Cooking

Tulsa mom stabbed eldest daughter up to 70 times, police say

A Tulsa mother stabbed her eldest daughter 50 to 70 times, struck her head with a pickaxe then set their home on fire, before fleeing the scene with the youngest of her three daughters, according to police.<p>Taheerah Ahmad, 39, was arrested in downtown Tulsa Tuesday afternoon.<p>Authorities accuse her …

Crime

Just about everything is odd about Trump's support of Chinese firm ZTE

Just about everything is odd regarding President Donald Trump's recent tweet that he wants to help Chinese technology company ZTE Corp. "get back into business, fast" because its failure cost "too many jobs in China."<p>It's odd that Trump, who campaigned on saving millions of U.S. jobs, suddenly says …

Donald Trump

Trump Indonesia project gets Chinese government partner

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese government-owned company has signed on to build a theme park in a vast development in Indonesia that also features a Trump hotel and condos, a deal that stands to benefit President Donald Trump's company just as top Chinese envoys head to Washington for trade talks.<p>In a …

Donald Trump

Ex-Rep. Farenthold says he won’t repay $84K sexual harassment settlement

Former congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) told a reporter Tuesday that he will not reimburse taxpayers for the $84,000 in public funds used to settle a 2014 sexual harassment lawsuit.<p>Farenthold, who resigned in April, told ABC News that his lawyers advised him not to repay the Treasury …

Sexual Harassment

Belgian clown 'murdered' mother in front of her children after roping in sidekick in alleged revenge plot

A clown and his yodelling sidekick, stars of the reality TV show Belgium’s Got Talent, have been arrested for the brutal murder of a mother of three in front of her children, after a rooftop stand-off with armed police, which was broadcast live on Facebook.<p>Kevin Lapeire, a winner of a prize for the …

Crime

Is China Straight-Up Bribing Donald Trump?

The president suddenly softens on a Chinese business after Beijing bankrolls a Trump Organization project.<p>When <b>Donald Trump</b> announced on Sunday night that he was riding to the rescue of Chinese electronics maker ZTE, more than a few people, including those who work for him, were shocked. For one …

Donald Trump

California mom of 10 says social services visited years ago

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — It's unclear whether any California government agencies had an opportunity to intervene in the years authorities claim 10 children suffered "horrific" abuse inside their suburban home. Their mother told reporters that social services interviewed the kids three years ago but …

Crime

Former Trump campaign aide is helping Russian firm shed sanctions

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A former senior campaign and transition aide to President Donald Trump recently inked a deal to help a Russian oligarch's conglomerate shed sanctions the Trump administration slapped on them last month.<p>Bryan Lanza, who is in regular contact with White House officials, is lobbying …

Donald Trump

Sticker Shock Jolts Oklahoma Patient: $15,076 For 4 Tiny Screws

Sherry Young just wanted to be able to walk without pain.<p>About three years ago, she began to experience sharp pain in her left foot. Her big toe had become crooked and constantly rubbed up against the adjacent toe, making it painful to run, walk or even stand. "I could not walk without intense pain …

Health Care

Family of suicide bombers attacks 3 churches in Indonesia, killing 12, police say

<b>Jakarta (CNN) —</b> A husband and wife used their four children in a string of deadly suicide attacks on three churches in the Indonesian city of Surabaya that left 12 people dead, according to the country's ranking police official.<p>The family included two daughters, aged 9 and 12 years old, said Head …

Extremism

Her only chance at life is a new liver, but her insurer said no. Then she wrote a powerful plea to the CEO

<b>Portland, Oregon (CNN) —</b> All Erika Zak wants to do is play with her daughter on the playground. Take her to the zoo. Walk her to school.<p>She's never been able to be the mother she longs to be.<p>At 38, Erika is dying.<p>Her battle to live began almost as soon as her daughter, Loïe, was born four years …

Cancer

Men-only event at US mosque sparks backlash

<b>A small Muslim community in upstate New York has been thrust into a debate on the place of women after one of their members made a call for change on social media.</b><p>For the Hudson Islamic Center, 29 April was a momentous day.<p>After more than 20 years praying in another building's basement, they were …

Religion

Trump says wants a government funding deal before August break

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Congress must have a deal to fund the federal government before the summer break in August or lawmakers would have to stay in Washington.<p>In a tweet, Trump also said the funding bill should include money to build a wall on the …

Donald Trump

Mom broken by death of DeKalb boy, 6, shot due to social media feud

Last Saturday, 31 gunshots flew from a firearm into the afternoon air on a dead-end lane called Sweetgum. Inside a home on that street was a …

Social Media

AT&T Gave Trump’s Lawyer $600,000 to Help Get Its Merger Approved

On November 7, 2016, Michael Cohen was a former personal injury lawyer turned taxi medallion speculator, nondisclosure-agreement drafter, and …

Donald Trump

Corn, Black Bean, and Feta Lettuce Cups

Makes 1 Serving<p>Ingredients<p>1cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained<br>• 1/2cup fresh corn kernels (from 1 small ear)<br>• 1/4 medium-size ripe avocado, …

Food

She stabbed her husband as he raped her. A court sentenced her to death

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 19-year-old Sudanese woman has been sentenced to death for fatally stabbing the man she was forced to marry, who she says raped her as his relatives held her down.<p>The case of Noura Hussein has shone a spotlight on the issues of forced marriage and marital rape in Sudan, where the legal …

Africa

Officer's remarkable move saves unresponsive baby - CNN Video

Deputy Jeremie Nix was on his way home from work when a woman flagged down his patrol car. Nix's dashcam captured him saving her baby's life.

Rowing

The 20-Minute Trick to the Fluffiest, Creamiest Hummus

Making hummus at home is a good move—it's likely going to be cheaper and better-tasting than the store-bought stuff. But neither compare to that …

Chickpeas

Donald Trump just accidentally revealed something very important about his 'fake news' attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet bashing the media. Nothing new there.<p>But, this tweet was different: Trump unintentionally revealed the false premise on which his relentless calls of "fake news" is based.<p>Here's the tweet:<p><i>"The Fake News is working overtime. Just</i> …

Donald Trump