Dear Abby: Soon-to-be empty nester cries daily, sometimes for hours
DEAR ABBY: I’ve been married for 22 years. DEAR ABBY: I rent a room from an elderly gentleman. DEAR ABBY: My friend wears a retainer and removes it at the dinner table, even in restaurants. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O.mlive.com
Ex-Marine Accused of Livestreaming Double Murder Gives Wild Jailhouse Interview
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/FacebookA former Marine admitted in a wild jailhouse interview Thursday that he “emptied the clip” when he drunkenly gunned down his dad and stepmom in their bedroom last week.Irvin Hernandez Flores, 23, is accused of breaking into his dad’s San Francisco home last weekend and fatally shooting 47-year-old Jose Hernandez and his wife, 41-year-old Yesenia Soto, in their bedroom.The slain couple’s 11-year-old daughter witnessed the carnage and Flores live-streanews.yahoo.com
Family of former Marine freed from Russian custody rejects Ted Cruz's claim he helped get him home: 'We are not appreciative'
Joey Reed, father of former Marine Trevor Reed, said Cruz could have done more to help free his son, who was convicted and detained for attacking Russian police.news.yahoo.com
Russia releases US Marine vet as part of prisoner exchange
Russia and the United States carried out a dramatic prisoner exchange on Wednesday, trading a Marine veteran jailed in Moscow for a convicted Russian drug trafficker serving a long prison sentence in America, a senior U.S. official and the Russian foreign ministry said. The surprise deal would have been a notable diplomatic maneuver even in times of peace, but it was all the more extraordinary because it was done as Russia's war with Ukraine has driven relations with the U.S. to their lowest point in decades. As part of the exchange, Russia released Trevor Reed, a former Marine from Texas who was arrested in the summer of 2019 after Russian authorities said he assaulted an officer while being driven by police to a police station following a night of heavy drinking.news.yahoo.com
Former USSR soldier displays charred medals after house is shelled
Serhyi Malyshenkon displays medals awarded to him by the USSR for his military service – all now charred after his house in Yasnohorodka, Ukraine, was destroyed by Russian shelling. "This house never did anything wrong to anyone."news.yahoo.com
Family of US Marine killed in Afghanistan files $25 million lawsuit against Alec Baldwin, claiming the actor accused them of being insurrectionists on Instagram
The family of the slain US Marine Rylee McCollum alleged in the lawsuit that Baldwin caused them "emotional distress" with his Instagram post.news.yahoo.com
Muskegon restaurant group buys iconic Cherokee Restaurant
MUSKEGON, MI – The historic Cherokee Restaurant, 1971 W Sherman Blvd., will be joining a Muskegon restaurant group. After 16 years of ownership, Aaron and Lisa Tyler sold the longstanding restaurant to Mike Kordecki of Hometown Hospitality. Related: Local Eats: Muskegon’s Cherokee Restaurant has been known as ‘the good food place’ since 1969Known for its “good food,” the eatery operated for decades as SherMac before opening as Cherokee Restaurant in 1969. Cherokee Restaurant, with its iconic teepee entrance, was named after Ted Bowman’s Cherokee roots. Tyler said Kordecki, who splits his time between North Carolina and his Glenside neighborhood home, has a “long history” with Cherokee Restaurant.mlive.com
Portion of Hillsdale County highway named for fallen Marine
HILLSDALE COUNTY, MI — A portion of M-49 in Hillsdale County is being named for a fallen Marine. Michael P. Hodshire was a Hillsdale County native and a member of the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force. He died Oct 30, 2005, from wounds suffered from indirect gunfire near Fallujah, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Legislation introduced by State Rep. Andrew Fink, R-Hillsdale, seeking this honor for Hodshire was signed into law on Monday, Nov. 8. It designates the portion of the highway between W Montgomery and Austin roads in Camden Township as “Marine Sergeant Michael P. Hodshire Memorial Highway.”“This designation is the least we can do to recognize Sergeant Hodshire’s sacrifice and that of his family,” Fink said in a statement.mlive.com
He went viral, to the brig and is now leaving the Marines. His family says the Corps failed him
"The worst display of management and leadership I’ve ever seen," Stuart Scheller Sr. said about the Corps dealing with his son, who was fired and is now leaving the Marines after posting a viral video demanding "accountability."news.yahoo.com
Shirtless North Korean soldiers break bricks with their heads, lay on glass and nails for Kim Jong-un
A video of North Korean soldiers — some of them shirtless — performing extreme martial arts for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has gone viral on social media. What’s going on: The performance, which originally aired on North Korean TV, was part of a “self-defense” military exhibition held on Monday.news.yahoo.com
Sharpshooter accused of randomly killing 4, including infant, was former Marine
Judd said Riley’s girlfriend told authorities Riley had been slowly unraveling for weeks and repeatedly told her that he could communicate directly with God. “They begged for their lives and I killed them anyway,” Judd said Riley told them during an interrogation. This image provided by the Polk County Sheriff's Office shows the back of the residence where a Polk sheriff's lieutenant entered the house and exchanged fire with a shooting suspect in a neighborhood in Lakeland, Fla. Four people are dead. “And this morning he’s a cold-blooded killer.”Riley, who had no criminal history, also told authorities he was on methamphetamines. His vehicle had also been stocked with supplies for a gunfight, authorities said, including bleeding control kits.mlive.com
Heavily armored gunman kills 4, including mom cradling her infant
Police were on the scene within six minutes, but Grady said they found no trace of the suspect. No other details about the woman’s relationship to the shooter or victims were released. Everything fell silent, Judd said, except for the helicopter blades overhead, until the suspect came out to surrender. When it was clear, they found a mother with an infant in her arms, and another unidentified victim all dead from gunshot wounds. His vehicle had also been stocked with supplies for a gunfight, authorities said, including bleeding control kits.mlive.com
Marine who spoke out about Afghanistan withdrawal says he expects to be jailed
A Marine who claimed he was "relieved from duty" after going viral for criticizing military leadership over the withdrawal from Afghanistan now speculates he might be court-martialed and "will probably do some jail time."news.yahoo.com
Family of Marine killed in Afghanistan slams Biden meeting as scripted, a ‘total disregard' to Marine's death
Biden traveled to Dover, Delaware, on Sunday to attend the dignified transfer of the 13 service members killed in Kabul suicide bombings last week and meet with the families of the fallen.news.yahoo.com
Marine battalion commander calls out senior leaders for Afghanistan failures in viral rant
A Marine officer went viral after he posted a video claiming senior U.S. military and civilian leaders are not "accepting accountability" for the handling of the chaotic troop withdrawal and evacuation in Afghanistan.news.yahoo.com
Marine commander fired after deadly assault vehicle accident
A U.S. Marine Corps commander was fired Tuesday, March 23, 2021, following an investigation into the sinking of the amphibious assault vehicle that killed nine service members last year. Navy via AP, File)SAN DIEGO – A U.S. Marine Corps commander was fired Tuesday following an investigation into the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle in the ocean off Southern California that killed nine service members last year. Col. Christopher J. Bronzi was relieved of command of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit by Lt. Gen. Steven R. Rudder, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, a statement said. Rudder relieved Bronzi “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command,” the statement said. San Clemente Island, lying about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) northwest of San Diego, is a training ground for the Marine Corps and Navy.
Reality TV star helps 4th-tier Crawley cause FA Cup shock
(Clive Brunskill/Pool via AP)Sat on an upturned bucket next to the touchline, Marcelo Bielsa stared at the ground after seeing his Leeds team concede a third goal in another stunning result in the FA Cup. And, rather embarrassingly, the latest defeat was administered by a fourth-tier team containing a reality TV star making his debut in professional soccer. Crawley caused a major upset on Sunday, beating Premier League team Leeds 3-0 to make a mockery of the 62-place gap between the clubs in English football’s pyramid. Later, eighth-tier Marine hosts Premier League giant Tottenham in the biggest mismatch in the history of the cup, with 161 spots separating the teams. On Saturday, sixth-tier Chorley eliminated second-tier Derby and Premier League team West Bromwich Albion was ousted by third-division Blackpool.
Trump pardons 15, commutes 5 sentences, including GOP allies
He and his allies have discussed a range of other possibilities, including members of Trump's family and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. Trump also commuted the sentences of five other people, including former Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas. Trump also announced pardons for two people entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Trump has granted about 2% of requested pardons in his single term in office — just 27 before Tuesday's announcement. Bush, another one-term president, granted 10% of requests.
Fever, symptom screening misses many coronavirus cases
(AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)Temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks like the ones used at schools and doctor's offices have again proved inadequate for spotting coronavirus infections and preventing outbreaks. The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, has implications for colleges, prisons, meatpacking plants and other places that rely on this sort of screening to detect infections and prevent outbreaks. The recruits were tested for coronavirus when they arrived for the military quarantine and 7 and 14 days afterward. Previously, federal officials said a screening project to check temperatures and symptoms at U.S. airports caught fewer than 15 cases out of 675,000 travelers. A separate study published Wednesday in the New England journal reports on an outbreak last spring on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Trump insists he's free of virus, ready for campaign trail
In a memo released Saturday night by the White House, Navy Cmdr. The memo did not declare Trump had tested negative for the virus. Biden's campaign said the nominee again tested negative on Saturday for COVID-19. Masks are mandatory outdoors for most people, but the regulations don’t apply on federal land, and the Trump White House has openly flouted them for months. White House officials have declined to answer when Trump last tested negative for the virus before his diagnosis or release detailed information about lung scans taken while Trump was hospitalized.
Trump restarting campaign with White House, Florida events
A Marine is posted outside the West Wing of the White House, signifying the President is in the Oval Office, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Washington. Trump will address the Saturday group, expected to be at least several hundred supporters, from the White House balcony. Masks are mandatory outdoors for most people, but the regulations don’t apply on federal land, and the Trump White House has openly flouted them for months. The president's White House doctor, Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley, said that means Trump, who has been surrounded by minimal staffing as he works out of the White House residence and the Oval Office, could return to holding events on Saturday.
The Latest: Harris says Breonna Taylor didn't get justice
Addressing criminal justice reform at Wednesday’s vice presidential debate, Harris says a Joe Biden administration would ban chokeholds and require a national registry for police officers who break the law. Vice President Mike Pence was also asked if justice was done in the Taylor case. For several minutes, a fly landed in Vice President Mike Pence’s hair, not moving as he answered questions about racial injustice and whether justice has been done in the death of Breonna Taylor. The vice presidential debate is much more cordial than last week’s raucous presidential debate with frequent interruptions and outbursts. The campaign reported her results on Wednesday, less than 12 hours before she is scheduled to debate Vice President Mike Pence.
Dying veteran reunites with beloved dog for final time
The 69-year-old was hospitalized in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before being transferred to a nearby VA hospice facility. (CNN) - When a veteran was admitted to hospice care last week, he had only one last wish: to say goodbye to his beloved dog, Patch. The 69-year-old was hospitalized in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before being transferred to a nearby VA hospice facility. Because Vincent has no family in the area, his 6-year-old Yorkshire Terrier mix was taken to Albuquerque's Animal Welfare Department. A palliative care social worker called and told Ricci that Vincent didn't have much time left -- maybe just a few days.
Toby Keith, vets' group give wounded Marine all-terrain wheelchair
(CNN) - Before Toby Keith took the stage for his concert in Pittsburgh, he had a special gift for retired Marine Corporal Brandon Rumbaugh. After being fitted with a prosthetic he told CNN in 2012 that he worked hard for two years to beat the odds and walk again. Rumbaugh told CNN affiliate WPXI he wanted this type of wheelchair because it will allow him to be more active outdoors and play with his six-month-old daughter. The Independence Fund, a nonprofit that assists wounded veterans, teamed up with Keith to give Rumbaugh the $16,000 wheelchair, along with backstage passes and a meet and greet with the singer. The Marine enjoyed the concert from the side of the stage and even joined Keith onstage during his performance of "American Soldier."
Innocent Commuters Caught in Shootout on California Freeway
A horrific gun battle erupted on a Southern California freeway overpass during rush-hour traffic Monday, leaving a California Highway Patrol officer and the suspect dead, and two other injured. Police said the deadly shooting started after Officer Andre Moye pulled over the suspect's vehicle and attempted to impound it. The officer was filling out paperwork when the man grabbed a rifle from his truck and started firing, killing the officer. Heart-stopping footage shows a wounded CHP officer being pulled to safety, while stunned motorists were caught in the hail of bullets. It hit straight through my windshield, missing my head and my two children in back, she told Inside Edition.
Thank You for Your Service: Purple Heart Veteran Is Gifted With Free Home
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs estimates about 11% of Americas adult homeless population are veterans. They really didn't give us much time to teach us how to come back to this world," Palacios told WCBS. During the "conference," the group of realtors pulled a fast one and presented him with his own home. I've always dreamt, I like dreamt for this and um, I don't even know how I'm standing." RELATED STORIESWar Veteran Reunites With His Long-Lost Lover After 75 YearsD-Day Veteran's Moving Song Tops Amazon's Singles ChartHow D-Day Veterans Are Being Honored
Witness in murder trial of Navy SEAL says he didn't see any stab wounds
Giorgio Kirylo, who was deployed in Mosul with Gallagher in 2017, testified that he did not see stab wounds on the ISIS detainee's neck. Kirylo testified he moved the body, after medical efforts failed, to take a "trophy photo." Last week, Special Operator First Class Corey Scott, a medic in Gallagher's deployment, testified that he was the one who killed the ISIS prisoner, not Gallagher. Ealier this week, Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Craig Miller testified he saw Gallagher stab the wounded fighter "on the right side of his neck, toward the jugular vein." Another witness said he saw Gallagher stab the prisoner under the collarbone but didn't see any blood.