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Woman sentenced for killing husband, dismembering body – Fox News

Woman sentenced for killing husband, dismembering body – Fox News


AKRON, Ohio –A woman who authorities say killed her husband and dismembered his body has been sentenced in an Ohio courtroom to at least 20 years in prison.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports 50-year-old Marcia Eubank, of Coventry Township, pleaded guilty to murder, tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse charges in December. Eubank was sentenced Friday in Akron.

Prosecutors say she shot 54-year-old Howard Eubank during a domestic dispute in June 2017, used power and hand tools to cut up his body, and placed his remains in storage containers. The couple’s adult son found one of the containers the following December.

Family and neighbors thought Howard Eubank was driving a truck in Texas during those months.

A defense attorney said Eubank was physically and mentally abused by her husband.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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South Korea, US sign cost-sharing deal for American troops – Fox News

South Korea, US sign cost-sharing deal for American troops – Fox News


South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, right, and Timothy Betts, acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Advisor for Security Negotiations and Agreements in the U.S. Department of State, shake hands for the media before their meeting at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, right, and Timothy Betts, acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Advisor for Security Negotiations and Agreements in the U.S. Department of State, shake hands for the media before their meeting at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)

SEOUL, South Korea –South Korea and the United States struck a new deal Sunday that increases Seoul’s contribution for the cost of the American military presence on its soil, overcoming previous failed negotiations that caused worries about their decades-long alliance.

The development comes as President Donald Trump is set to hold his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam in late February.

South Korea last year provided about $830 million, covering roughly 40 percent of the cost of the deployment of 28,500 U.S. soldiers whose presence is meant to deter aggression from North Korea. Trump has pushed for South Korea to pay more.

On Sunday, chief negotiators from the two countries signed a new cost-sharing plan, which requires South Korea to pay about 1.04 trillion won ($924 million) in 2019, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The statement said the two countries reaffirmed the need for a “stable” U.S. military deployment amid the “rapidly changing situation on the Korean Peninsula.” The ministry said the U.S. assured South Korea that it is committed to the alliance and has no plans to adjust the number of its troops in South Korea.

South Korea began paying for the U.S. military deployment in the early 1990s, after rebuilding its economy from the devastation of the 1950-1953 Korean War. The big U.S. military presence in South Korea is a symbol of the countries’ alliance, forged in blood during the war, but also a source of long-running anti-American sentiments.

About 20 anti-U.S. activists rallied near the Foreign Ministry building in Seoul on Sunday, chanting slogans like “No more money for U.S. troops.” No violence was reported.

“The United States government realizes that Korea does a lot for our alliance and peace and stability in the region,” chief U.S. negotiator Timothy Betts said Sunday in Seoul. “We are very pleased our consultations resulted in agreement that will strengthen transparency and deepen our cooperation and the alliance.”

The deal, which involves the spending of South Korean taxpayer money, requires parliamentary approval in South Korea, but not in the United States, according to Seoul’s Foreign Ministry.

The allies had failed to reach a new cost-sharing plan during some 10 rounds of talks. A five-year 2014 deal that covered South Korea’s payment last year expired at the end of 2018.

Some conservatives in South Korea voiced concerns over a weakening alliance with the United States at the same time as negotiations with North Korea to deprive it of its nuclear weapons hit a stalemate. They said Trump might use the failed military cost-sharing negotiations as an excuse to pull back some U.S. troops in South Korea as a bargaining chip in talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Feb. 3 that he has no plans to withdraw troops from South Korea. During his election campaign, Trump suggested he could pull back troops from South Korea and Japan unless they took on greater a share of the financial burdens of supporting U.S. soldiers deployed there.

South Korean media earlier reported that Trump demanded South Korea double its spending for the U.S. military deployment, before his government eventually asked for 1.13 trillion won ($1 billion). Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said the U.S. had called for a sharp increase in South Korean spending but didn’t elaborate.

Trump announced last week that he will sit down with Kim for their second summit. Their first summit in Singapore last June resulted in Kim’s vague commitment to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” a term that his propaganda machine previously used when it argued it would only denuclearize after the U.S. withdraws its troops from South Korea.

Trump’s top envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, visited Pyongyang last week to work out details of the upcoming summit. After being briefed by Biegun about his Pyongyang trip, South Korea’s presidential office said Sunday that U.S. and North Korean officials plan to meet again the week of Feb. 17 in an unidentified Asian country.

The U.S. military arrived in South Korea to disarm Japan, which colonized the Korean Peninsula from 1910-45, following its World War II defeat. Most U.S. troops were withdrawn in 1949 but they returned the next year to fight alongside South Korea in the Korean War.

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Associated Press journalists Chang Yong Jun and Lee Jin-man contributed to this report.

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France’s yellow vests mark 3 months amid racist tensions

France’s yellow vests mark 3 months amid racist tensions


PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities opened an investigation Sunday into anti-Semitic remarks hurled at a noted philosopher during a yellow vest protest in the capital, an incident that raised national concerns about the movement’s ascendant radical fringe.
The Paris prosecutor’s office said Sunday an investigation was launched into “public insult based on origin, ethnicity, nationality, race or religion.”
A few demonstrators targeted philosopjer Alain Finkielkraut with insults on the sidelines of a yellow vest protest through Paris on Saturday. The shocking incident prompted criticism from French President Emmanuel Macron and other prominent figures.
Meanwhile, yellow vest demonstrators called for multiple rallies around Paris and some other French cities Sunday, including a march expected to start at the Arc de Triomphe monument. The increasingly divided movement has held protests every Saturday since Nov. 17, but some groups are holding rallies this Sunday to celebrate the movement’s 3-month birthday.
An online invitation to Sunday’s main Paris march says “Let’s stay peaceful.”
Police fired tear gas and brought in water cannons and a horse brigade to disperse yellow vest protesters Saturday in Paris.
The movement, which began as protests against a fuel tax hike, has broadened to include a range of concerns about France’s living standards and the economic stresses facing ordinary families. Its name comes from the fluorescent yellow vests that French motorists must keep in their cars for emergencies.

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Los Angeles officially declares itself a ‘city of sanctuary’ – Fox News

Los Angeles officially declares itself a ‘city of sanctuary’ – Fox News


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Los Angeles is officially a “sanctuary city.” (Fox News)

Los Angeles officially declared itself a “sanctuary city” Friday against the backdrop of the Trump administration’s tough policies aimed at illegal immigrants.

“We declare, for all those who have been under attack in this Trump era, that this city, in this day, in this time, will be a city of sanctuary,” City Councilman Gilbert Cedillo said. “It will be a place where people will know that they will be judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin, and not by who they choose to love, and not by when they got here. They will be judged by their contributions to our city.”

The City Council voted 12-2 to approve the non-binding resolution nearly a year and a half after it was first proposed. Other cities like have adopted their own sanctuary city policies.

Friday’s resolution declares Los Angeles to be a “City of Sanctuary, protecting the human rights of all our residents.”

Some immigrants-rights advocates however, said the vote came too late.

“They missed the opportunity to do this when it really mattered — back when the immigrant community of Los Angeles needed to know where its city stood,” Hector Villagra, executive director of the ACLU of Southern California, told theLos Angeles Times.

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The city’s new “sanctuary city” status conforms with California’s sanctuary state law – Senate Bill 54 – which limits cooperation between local police and federal immigration authorities.

The Los Angeles Police Department already has a policy of not allowing immigration agents access to its jails or inmates unless they have a warrant,FOX 11in Los Angeles reported.

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Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, said the move to declare Los Angeles a “sanctuary city” negatively affects taxpayers and threatens safety.

“I wouldn’t say it’s completely symbolic,” she told the Times.

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Lawsuit seeks action on Lake Erie algae cleanup – Fox News

Lawsuit seeks action on Lake Erie algae cleanup – Fox News


TOLEDO, Ohio –Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit pushing for more action to prevent the toxic algae blooms that plague Lake Erie’s western basin each summer.

The lawsuit says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency isn’t moving fast enough and must hold Ohio accountable for reducing the polluting runoff that feeds the algae.

The Environmental Law & Policy Center’s lawsuit filed late Thursday in Toledo claims Ohio’s efforts to prevent blooms have had little impact.

An Ohio EPA spokeswoman says the agency is reviewing the lawsuit. She says the agency intends to roll out new initiatives to help the lake.

The lawsuit seeks a court order that sets a series of deadlines between now and 2025 for progress on lake protections.

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Feds investigating shooting death of black man at mall – Fox News

Feds investigating shooting death of black man at mall – Fox News


FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018, file frame from video, April Pipkins holds a photograph of her deceased son, Emantic

FILE – In this Nov. 27, 2018, file frame from video, April Pipkins holds a photograph of her deceased son, Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr., during an interview in Birmingham, Ala. A police officer will not face charges for killing Bradford Jr, a man he mistook for the gunman in an Alabama mall shooting on Thanksgiving night. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, that he concluded the officer did not break the law and won’t be charged in the death. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

HOOVER, Ala. –Federal officials are investigating an Alabama mall shooting in which a police officer killed a black man he mistook for the gunman.

News outlets report that U.S. Attorney Jay Town issued a statement Friday that the Department of Justice has been reviewing and is continuing to investigate the shooting death of 21-year-old Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Tuesday that the officer will not face charges. The state’s investigation determined that the police officer in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover was justified in shooting Bradford because Bradford carried a weapon and appeared to pose a threat.

That decision has prompted outrage among activists. The Alabama NAACP says Marshall’s decision essentially tells Alabama’s black residents their lives don’t matter.

The officer mistook Bradford for the person who fired shots moments earlier on Thanksgiving night.

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Schiff hires ex-National Security Council staff for panel – Fox News


House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., arrives to speak with reporters after his panel voted in a closed session to send more than 50 interview transcripts from its now-closed Russia investigation to special counsel Robert Mueller, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Two associates of President Donald Trump have been charged with lying to the committee and Schiff said Mueller should consider whether additional perjury charges are warranted. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., arrives to speak with reporters after his panel voted in a closed session to send more than 50 interview transcripts from its now-closed Russia investigation to special counsel Robert Mueller, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Two associates of President Donald Trump have been charged with lying to the committee and Schiff said Mueller should consider whether additional perjury charges are warranted. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON –House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has hired former National Security Council staffers to work for him as he launches a sweeping new investigation into President Donald Trump’s finances and foreign connections — a move that appears to have drawn particular ire from the president.

Trump tweeted Thursday that Schiff and Democrats were going “nuts” with investigations and wrote, without elaborating, that they were “even stealing people from the White House!”

It’s unclear exactly who Trump was talking about, but the tweet comes as Schiff appears to have hired at least one staff member who served on the National Security Council under Trump. The staff member, Abigail Grace, is listed in a House directory as working for Schiff on the intelligence panel. A person familiar with the committee’s staff confirms that she is working for the panel and used to work for the NSC.

The person declined to be identified because Schiff has not publicly announced his new hires.

Grace worked for a bipartisan think tank, Center for a New American Security, after working for both former President Barack Obama and Trump on the National Security Council from 2016 to 2018. She focused on Asia-Pacific security issues, according to a spokesman for the group.

Schiff wouldn’t confirm the hires in an interview Thursday, but hinted at them while snapping back at Trump.

“We have a long tradition of hiring out of the intelligence community, out of the National Security Council, and if the president is worried about our hiring any former administration people maybe he should work on being a better employer,” Schiff said.

A committee aide said that none of Schiff’s staff have come directly from the White House, but said the panel has hired people with prior experience on the National Security Council staff.

“We do not discriminate against potential hires on the basis of their prior work experience, including the administration,” the aide said. The person also declined to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publically about confidential committee business.

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Zaniolo plays down Juventus: ‘I want to stay at Roma forever’

Zaniolo plays down Juventus: ‘I want to stay at Roma forever’


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Roma sensation Nicolo Zaniolo has revealed that his goal is to forever stay at the giallorossi despite reports linking him strongly with a move to Juventus.

The 19-year-old has caught the eyes of many since his arrival at the giallorossi from Inter Milan this past summer in the swap deal that Radja Nainggolan head to the nerazzurri.

In a recent chat with Le Lene, Zaniolo committed his future to Roma, despite reports linking him with the bianconeri. He said: “I the new Totti? No, no, no, absolutely. If you will always remain at Roma? That is my goal.”

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Elizabeth Warren heckled at Georgia campaign stop: ‘Why did you lie?’

Elizabeth Warren heckled at Georgia campaign stop: ‘Why did you lie?’


FILE – Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was briefly heckled during a campaign rally in Georgia over her Native American ancestry claims. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was once again reminded that she exaggerated her Native American ancestry and was heckled during a campaign stop in Georgia.While introducing herself to a crowd of about 1,000 supporters in a Lawrenceville high school, a man shouted “Why did you lie?” Warren replied back “Be easy, be easy,” while the crowd chanted her name and clapped.The man was holding up a campaign sign that read “1/2020” as he was quickly escorted out of the building. Warren released DNA results examining her possible Native American ancestry last year in response to criticism from Republicans and President Donald Trump.WARREN SAYS TRUMP ‘MAY NOT EVEN BE A FREE PERSON’ IN 2020The test revealed she could be anywhere between 1/64th and 1/1,204th Native American. In early February, she apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking the test, which angered some tribal leaders who felt that being apart of the nation was rooted in centuries of culture and laws, not through DNA tests.The incident came just days after Warren suggested President Trump “may not even be a free person” in 2020.Warren made the remark at the Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids in front of a crowd of several hundred. The Massachusetts senator argued that Democrats should resist the urge to respond to “a racist tweet, a hateful tweet, something really dark and ugly” when choosing whether or not to spar with Trump.TRUMP NEEDLES NEW PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WARREN ON NATIVE AMERICAN CLAIMS“Are we going to let him use those to divide us?” Warren said, according to a report from the New York Times.“By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president,” she continued. “In fact, he may not even be a free person.”When asked to clarify her statements, Warren pointed to the multiple open investigations into the president, which includes the Russia probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and two additional investigations led by federal prosecutors in New York and Democrats who won back the majority in the House of Representatives this past November.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPWarren’s comments came after President Trump took a jab at her on Twitter shortly after she announced her presidential campaign.”Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President,” he tweeted. “Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore?”
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Oklahoma City’s Diallo leaps over Shaq to win dunk contest

Oklahoma City’s Diallo leaps over Shaq to win dunk contest


Oklahoma City Thunder Hamidou Diallo leaps over former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. Diallo won the contest. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Oklahoma City’s Hamidou Diallo pulled off a dunk that will be talked about for years to be crowned the NBA’s slam dunk champion.The young Thunder star stole the show during All-Star Saturday Night, dunking over Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, hanging on the rim by his elbow, then tearing open his jersey to reveal a “Superman” shirt underneath.And his first dunk of the final round had the top of his head at basically rim level, putting him in control after New York’s Dennis Smith Jr. failed to make a dunk in his debut try of the final.Smith leapfrogged Miami’s Dwyane Wade and took a lob from Stephen Curry to give himself a chance with his last dunk, getting a perfect score from the judges — and a round of boos from the crowd, many of whom weren’t that impressed.NBA’S STEPHEN CURRY SAYS HE REGRETS DAUGHTER’S VIRAL APPEARANCE AT 2015 NEWS CONFERENCEThat left Diallo as the night’s final participant. Diallo got rapper Quavo out of the crowd, put the ball in his hands, then grabbed it as he went airborne for the slam that sealed the title.”Atmosphere was great,” Diallo said. “Just came out and gave the crowd what it was looking for.”The other two competitors were Charlotte’s Miles Bridges and Atlanta’s John Collins.Earlier in the night, Brooklyn’s Joe Harris made all the shots at all the right times to deny Golden State’s Stephen Curry a storybook ending in his hometown.STEVE KERR GOES ON EPIC MELTDOWN AFTER WARRIORS’ DRAYMOND GREEN RECEIVES CONTROVERSIAL FLAGRANT FOULHarris made 12 straight shots in the final round and went a staggering 15 for 18 on moneyballs — the shots worth the most — to win the 3-point title. He finished with 26 of a possible 34 points in the final round, beating Curry by two. Sacramento’s Buddy Hield was third with 19 final-round points.GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS’ KLAY THOMPSON SUFFERS GRUESOME FINGER INJURY DURING WIN”Obviously, it’s incredible,” Harris said. “Steph is the greatest shooter of all time. But, again, shooting off of the rack for a minute is not indicative of being a better shooter than Steph Curry. I don’t want anybody to get it twisted at all.”The Associated Press contributed to this report
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