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The political life of ‘Hamilton’ star in Chicago

The political life of ‘Hamilton’ star in Chicago

The star of Chicago’s production of “Hamilton,” Miguel Cervantes, said he was “ignorant to any sort of racism or bigotry” growing up in Texas. “It never felt to me that, living in Dallas, that people were upset that there were a lot of Mexicans. You know, it didn’t seem to me that people were like,…MORE

Judge denies requests for pay from workers affected by shutdown

Judge denies requests for pay from workers affected by shutdown

A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request from a federal employees union to require the government to pay air traffic controllers who are currently working without pay during the partial government shutdown. The temporary restraining order was requested by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. District Judge Richard Leon also denied two requests for…MORE

Colorado home where Chris Watts killed his family is up for auction

Colorado home where Chris Watts killed his family is up for auction

Chris Watts’ multilevel Colorado home is being foreclosed and put up for auction — for any buyers willing to look past its tragic history. The house in Frederick, where Watts killed his pregnant wife and two young daughters in August, will be up for public auction on April 17 at the Weld County public trustee’s…MORE

Kirsten Gillibrand to enter 2020 presidential race

Kirsten Gillibrand to enter 2020 presidential race

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to enter the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday, two sources with knowledge of her plans tell CNN, launching an exploratory committee just days before she heads to the critical state of Iowa. The New York Democrat will make the announcement, which was first reported by CBS News, on “The Late…MORE

Former FBI General Counsel James Baker under criminal investigation

Former FBI General Counsel James Baker under criminal investigation

Former FBI General Counsel James Baker is under criminal investigation for leaks, according to new information released by Republicans on the House Oversight Committee. Two of President Donald Trump’s Republican allies on Capitol Hill are raising questions about a leak investigation involving Baker in a letter to the Justice Department on Tuesday. Baker has become…MORE

Former Pepsi CEO tops White House shortlist for World Bank

Former Pepsi CEO tops White House shortlist for World Bank

Trump administration officials, including the President’s daughter Ivanka Trump, will begin interviewing candidates to become World Bank president in the coming days, people familiar with the matter said. A top candidate being eyed for the post is Indra Nooyi, the former top executive of PepsiCo who has earned praise from Trump and his daughter. It’s…MORE

The 7 key takeaways from William Barr’s attorney general confirmation hearing

The 7 key takeaways from William Barr’s attorney general confirmation hearing

Former Attorney General William Barr took questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for hours Tuesday as he sought to win confirmation to his old job amid President Donald Trump’s ongoing onslaught against the Justice Department and the special counsel investigation being led by Robert Mueller. Republicans on the committee largely promoted Barr’s long…MORE

House rejects white supremacy, white nationalism after Steve King’s comments

House rejects white supremacy, white nationalism after Steve King’s comments

Just hours after Republican leadership announced that Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa wouldn’t be seated on any committees this Congress because of recent racist comments he made, there is growing pressure for the congressman to resign — though Republicans are still far from being united around that idea. The House, by a vote of…MORE

13-year-old foils armed robbery at Family Dollar

13-year-old foils armed robbery at Family Dollar

Counterfeit cash, a stolen car and drugs have been found – after a 13-year-old helps halt an armed robbery at an Oklahoma Family Dollar. It all started with what was supposed to be a quick trip to the Family Dollar. As soon as the teen, Braydon Self, and his stepdad walked in – they were…MORE

Man creates 7-foot eagle out of snow

Man creates 7-foot eagle out of snow

If you are driving on the south side of Greenfield on State Road 9 you might notice a new piece of art. Rick Horton, a Greenfield resident, spent around 15 hours over the weekend sculpting a giant eagle out of the snow in his front yard. The eagle stands almost 7-feet tall. Horton said the…MORE

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