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Feds expected to charge Avenatti in dealings with Stormy Daniels: Sources

Feds expected to charge Avenatti in dealings with Stormy Daniels: Sources

David McNew/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Federal prosecutors are expected to charge Michael Avenatti with additional financial crimes Wednesday, sources briefed on the case told ABC News.The new charges will accuse Avenatti of misappropriating money that was supposed to be paid to Stormy Daniels when Avenatti was representing the adult film actress in her public battle against…Read more »

Inside the CIA, secretive officers showcase artworks — and themselves

Inside the CIA, secretive officers showcase artworks — and themselves

ABC News(LANGLEY, Va.) — For two decades, it’s been one of the best-kept secrets deep within the Central Intelligence Agency.Each spring, hundreds of CIA officers display their handcrafted works of art for all to see. Well, at least all those with the top secret clearance required to walk the halls at headquarters.Now, the annual Agency…Read more »

After 56 reported tornadoes in two days, severe weather heads east

After 56 reported tornadoes in two days, severe weather heads east

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Southern Plains were hit hard over the past two days with 56 reported tornadoes, 230 damaging storm reports and almost 9 inches of rain in Oklahoma.There have been three deaths reported due to the storm, including a woman who died in Perkins, Oklahoma, after driving around a barricade and getting…Read more »

Baby cut from his slain mother’s womb opens his eyes: family spokeswoman

Baby cut from his slain mother’s womb opens his eyes: family spokeswoman

AWelshLad/iStock(CHICAGO) — As his family prepared to bury the mother who never got to cradle him, a baby cut from her womb in a heinous Chicago homicide has opened his eyes while in his father’s arms, a family spokesman said Tuesday.In critical condition and on life support, the newborn infant of murdered 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez…Read more »

NC elementary school teacher threatened to ‘shoot up’ school, police say

NC elementary school teacher threatened to ‘shoot up’ school, police say

recep-bg/iStock(HILLSBOROUGH, N.C.) — A North Carolina elementary school teacher has been arrested after she allegedly threatened to shoot up the school where she taught.Kristen Thompson abruptly resigned last Friday from Pathways Elementary School in Hillsborough, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. But it was only after her resignation that fellow teachers said she had…Read more »

Washington becomes first state to legalize human composting

Washington becomes first state to legalize human composting

4nadia/iStock(OLYMPIA, Wash.) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation on Tuesday making the state the first in the country to legalize human composting.The law would recognize “natural organic reduction,” sometimes referred to as liquid cremation, as an alternative to traditional burying or cremation, which releases harmful chemicals into the air.The process uses wood chips, straw…Read more »