Month: October 2017

Read grand jury indictment against Paul Manafort and Richard Gates here

  WASHINGTON, District of Columbia- Paul J. Manafort, Jr., of Alexandria, Va., and Richard W. Gates III, of Richmond, Va., have been indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 27, 2017, in the District of Columbia. The indictment contains 12 counts: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading FARA statements, false statements, and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts. The case was unsealed on Oct. 30, 2017, after the defendants were permitted to surrender themselves to the custody of the FBI.   Read...

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22 year-old driver dies as boy plunges off overpass in suicide attempt

  FAIRFAX COUNTY, Virginia. Local station ABC7 reports that  a 12-year-old boy’s suicide attempt has left a 22-year-old woman dead after the boy jumped off an overpass on I-66 and landed on the woman’s car. The boy is now in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to officials. According to police, the boy jumped off the Cedar Lane I-66 overpass near Exit 62 in Fairfax County at around 4 p.m. Saturday. Authorities say the boy landed on a car driving eastbound, and the driver of that car, 22-year-old Marisa Harris, was left unconscious by the impact. The male passenger took control of...

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South Dakota’s secret nuclear missile accident revealed by Rapid City Journal

  “The warhead,” the team chief said, “is no longer on top of the missile.” RAPID CITY, South Dakota- Bob Hicks was spending a cold December night in his barracks, 53 years ago at Ellsworth Air Force Base near Rapid City when the phone rang, says the Rapid City Journal. It was the chief of his missile maintenance team, who dispatched Hicks to an incident at an underground silo. “The warhead,” the team chief said, “is no longer on top of the missile.” Hicks eventually learned that a screwdriver used by another airman caused a short circuit that resulted...

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Highly decorated Oklahoma native killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

  WASHINGTON, District of Columbia- The Department of Defense on Sunday released the name of an Oklahoma-born soldier killed this week in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims, 36, of Juneau, Alaska, died Oct. 27 in Logar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained when he was involved in a helicopter crash. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington Six other service members were injured in the crash, Military Times reports. The military has not released much information about the crash except to say that...

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