Army veteran to become first living recipient of Medal of Honor for war in Iraq

Army veteran to become first living recipient of Medal of Honor for war in Iraq

The White House announced on Monday that former Army Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia will become the first living Medal of Honor recipient for the war in Iraq for his heroism during the second battle of Fallujah in November 2004. The five previous Medals of Honor in the Iraq War were handed out posthumously and Bellavia’s award is an upgrade from the Silver Star he had previously received . President Trump will present the award…

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Nadler delays contempt against Barr after DOJ agrees to turn over Mueller evidence

Nadler delays contempt against Barr after DOJ agrees to turn over Mueller evidence

The Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, said on Monday he has reached a deal with the Department of Justice on turning over evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller related to the investigation into what could be obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. “I am pleased to announce that the Department of Justice has agreed to begin complying with our committee’s subpoena by opening Robert Mueller’s most…

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Stocks rise after US deal with Mexico; car companies rise

Stocks rise after US deal with Mexico; car companies rise

Technology companies helped power a broad rally on Wall Street in afternoon trading Monday after the U.S. and Mexico averted a trade war and potentially damaging tariffs. The latest gains put the benchmark S&P 500 index on track to extend its winning streak to a fifth straight day following the strongest week for stocks since November. U.S. President Donald Trump suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexican goods after the countries struck a deal on…

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MLB great David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic, suspect arrested

MLB great David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic, suspect arrested

Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz was shot at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic late Sunday, according to his father. The bullet entered Ortiz’s back and exited through his abdomen, according to Ortiz’s father, Leo Ortiz, who spoke to reporters outside the hospital in Santo Domingo where he is being treated. Leo Ortiz said his son was out of surgery just after midnight and is in stable condition. While Ortiz’s father said none of…

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Mom arrested for allegedly leaving son in extreme heat

Mom arrested for allegedly leaving son in extreme heat

A Texas mom has been arrested after allegedly kicking her son out of her car and leaving him alone outside in extreme heat. Kesa Brown has been charged with child endangerment after allegedly abandoning her 10-year-old son at a busy intersection in Harris County, Texas, on North Sam Houston Parkway after he spilled food in her car, and then drove away and left him in 100-degree weather, according to authorities. Deputies responded to a call…

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Abandoned newborn girl found alive in plastic grocery bag

Abandoned newborn girl found alive in plastic grocery bag

Georgia authorities are searching for information after they say an abandoned newborn girl was found alive in a plastic grocery bag. Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman called it “divine intervention” that the baby was found in good condition. The newborn was found along a road in Forsyth County at about 10 p.m Thursday, Freeman said at a news conference on Friday. Residents heard the baby’s cry and called 911, he said. “It was obvious that…

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11-year-old boy shot dead inside his home, sheriff searching for ‘coward’ gunman

11-year-old boy shot dead inside his home, sheriff searching for ‘coward’ gunman

Houston authorities say they’re searching for a “coward” gunman after an 11-year-old boy was shot and killed inside his own home in the middle of the night. The unknown gunman fired multiple shots at a family’s home in Channelview, Texas, at about 4:20 a.m. Sunday, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. An 11-year-old boy inside the house was struck several times and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office. Several children were…

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WATCH: 2 kids hurt after wind sends trampoline flying

WATCH: 2 kids hurt after wind sends trampoline flying

Transcript for 2 kids hurt after wind sends trampoline flying Now to you a wild ride that was caught on camera. A backyard trampoline in a blast of wind send flying over a wall with two young boys on top. Gio Benitez is here with more. Wrun of the boy wurs seriously injured. Reporter: The two boys now saying it happened so fast, they don’t even remember being in the air. They just remember hitting…

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Police bloodhound tracks woman found chained in NY basement

Police bloodhound tracks woman found chained in NY basement

Police in Niagara Falls, New York have been searching for a suspect after a woman was found chained in a basement. WKBW says the woman was taken to a hospital after police used a bloodhound to track her down on Sunday. Police had received a call about an assault at around 1 a.m. Sunday. They found a broken window and blood but no one was at that home. The woman’s family was unable to make…

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Syrian Kurds hand over French, Dutch Islamic State orphans

Syrian Kurds hand over French, Dutch Islamic State orphans

A Syrian Kurdish official says authorities in northeastern Syria have handed 12 French and two Dutch orphans whose fathers were killed fighting for the Islamic State group back to their countries. Abdulkarim Omar, a senior official in the Kurdish self-rule administration, tweeted on Monday that the children were handed over to French and Dutch officials the day before. Thousands of IS members and their families are in camps and detention centers in northern Syria, including…

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