A veteran found guilty of violently abusing his neighbors' huskies was sentenced to nearly a decade behind bars Friday.
David Herbert, 36, an honorably discharged disabled Navy veteran, was arrested after a months-long investigation led police to his home. He was found guilty on six animal cruelty charges involving disfiguration and torture related to the brutal torture of two Huskies and the death of a golden retriever.
Prosecutors said he dumped acid on the dogs, gouging out one of their eyes and taking a Golden Retriever named Lala from another family.
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U.S. business groups said Friday they are encouraged by China's approval of a new law that loosens restrictions on foreign investment and said it could help smooth the way to a substantive trade agreement between the two countries.
China's ceremonial legislature passed a measure Thursday seeking to prevent Chinese officials from forcing U.S. and other foreign companies to turn over proprietary technology, a key sticking point in the trade fight between the two countries.
The U.S. has imposed tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods in an effort to force changes to a range of China's economic policies. China has retaliated by slapping duties on most U.S. imports.
Unbowed by a congressional rebuke, President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday in a demonstration that he is not through fighting for his signature campaign promise, which stands largely unfulfilled 18 months before voters decide whether to grant him another term. Trump rejected an effort by Congress to block the emergency declaration he'd used to circumvent lawmakers as he tried to shake loose funds for his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The monthslong confrontation now moves to the courts, but not before marking a new era of divided government in Washington and Republicans' increasing independence from the White House. "Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution," Trump said, "and I have the duty to veto it."
From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by word of mouth and social media skipped class Friday to protest what they see as the failures by their governments to take tough action against global warming.
Friday's rallies were one of the biggest international climate change actions yet, involving hundreds of thousands of students in more than 100 countries around the globe.
The coordinated "school strikes," were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year.
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In some ways, the college-admissions bribery scheme newly revealed by federal prosecutors seemed almost inevitable. Ethics experts say Americans these days are barraged with accounts of corruption, greed and amoral behavior to the point that many likely wonder, "Why should I play by the rules?"
The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants. He was angry about attacks in Europe that were perpetrated by Muslims. He wanted revenge, and he wanted to create fear.
The U.S. State Department said Friday that it is eliminating a coveted five-year tourist visa for Cubans, dealing a heavy blow to entrepreneurs and Cuban members of divided families, who used the visas to see relatives in the United States and buy precious supplies for their businesses on the island.
The elimination of the visa cuts a vital link between the U.S. and Cuba by forcing Cubans to make a costly and complicated trip to a third country like Mexico or Panama every single time they want to visit the U.S.
Residents who evacuated the Orient Heights area of East Boston were allowed to return to their homes Friday night after firefighters spent hours battling a massive 9-alarm fire.
Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn said three buildings suffered collapses during the fire, which was reported shortly after 3 p.m. at the New England Casket Company on Bennington Street.
Crews fought flames and hazardous chemicals while dealing with water supply issues. Heavy flames were knocked down by around 10:30 p.m.
"We got a bit of a handle on the fire," Finn said Friday night. "We have multiple collapses of three buildings. We have some fire that's trapped throughout the three buildings."
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A body discovered over the weekend in a wooded area of Fredericksburg, Virginia, is that of a 16-year-old boy — and authorities believe he was murdered in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Police say Jacson Chicas, of Falls Church, was killed inside a home in the 7000 block of Varnum Street in Landover Hills. His killers then dumped his remains in an area between River Road and the Rappahannock River, police said.
A sheriff's deputy discovered his body off River Road near Route 3 on Saturday.
President Donald Trump played down any threat posed by racist white nationalism on Friday after the gunman accused of the New Zealand mosque massacre called the president "a symbol of renewed white identity."
Trump, whose own previous responses to the movement have drawn scrutiny, expressed sympathy for the victims who died at "places of worship turned into scenes of evil killing."
In July 2018, Isaac Christian was among 28 students and 4 chaperones who traveled from Parkland, Florida, to the University of Canterbury in Christchurch — a visit intended to help the students cope with the shooting they had survived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
When Christian saw the news that a gunman had entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, he frantically began sending text messages.
“It’s kind of like the same feelings as when our school shooting happened. It felt so surreal,” Christian, 17, a junior at Stoneman Douglas, said of the latest massacre.
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Tokyo's Olympics may become known as the "Robot Games."
Organizers on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using wheelchairs.
Tokyo Olympic official Masaaki Komiya pointed out that Japan is known for its robot technology, and the 2020 Summer Games are a good place to show off.
President Donald Trump formally vetoed a congressional resolution that revoked his national emergency declaration. It is the first time in his two years in office that Trump used his veto pen.
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Greyhound Lines Inc. is no longer allowing U.S. authorities to drop off immigrant families inside bus stations, forcing those who have been released from custody to wait outside until they have a ticket.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that it had been asked to drop off migrants outside facilities instead of busing them in.