Alexandra Villarreal

  • New York City Nov 18, 2019

    Criminal Charges Expected This Week Against Epstein Guards

    Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein when he took his own life are expected to face criminal charges this week for falsifying prison records, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The federal charges could come as soon as Tuesday and are the first in connection with Epstein’s death. The wealthy financier died at the...

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2019

    Mulvaney Won’t Sue Over Impeachment, Declines to Cooperate

    White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that he no longer plans to sue over the House impeachment proceedings and will instead follow President Donald Trump’s directions and decline to cooperate. It’s the latest reversal in position by Mulvaney, who last week asked to join the lawsuit of another Trump adviser before changing his mind Monday and...

  • Donald Trump Oct 11, 2019

    Judge Rules Trump Violated the Law on Wall Funding With National Emergency

    A federal judge ruled Friday that President Donald Trump violated federal law when he used his declaration of a national emergency to get millions for building a wall on the southern border, NBC News reports. The ruling is a victory for El Paso County, Texas, and the Border Network for Human Rights, which sued to stop border construction in their...

  • Donald Trump Sep 20, 2019

    US to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia, Hold Off on Striking Iran

    The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President Donald Trump has at least for now put off any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the Saudi oil industry. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told Pentagon reporters this is a...

  • manager Sep 11, 2019

    Spanish Singer-Songwriter Camilo Sesto Dies at 72

    Spanish singer and songwriter Camilo Sesto, a popular star in the 1970s and 1980s, has died of heart failure. He was 72. Sesto’s manager, Eduardo Guervós, confirmed his death to Spanish public broadcaster TVE, saying that he had died early Sunday in a hospital in Madrid after suffering two heart attacks. Sesto, whose real name was Camilo Blanes Cortés, sold...

  • Donald Trump Aug 18, 2019

    Danish PM: Trump’s Idea of Buying Greenland Is ‘Absurd’

    Greenland is not for sale and U.S. President Donald Trump’s idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory in the Arctic from Denmark is “an absurd discussion,” Denmark’s prime minister said. Mette Frederiksen, who was visiting the world’s largest island to meet Premier Kim Kielsen, told reporters: “Greenland is not Danish. Greenland is Greenlandic. I persistently hope that this is not...

  • Donald Trump Aug 10, 2019

    Spanish Aid Boat Blocked by Italy Rescues 39 More Migrants

    A private rescue ship that has remained at sea with 121 migrants after being denied permission to enter ports in two European countries rescued 39 more people Saturday, a Spanish aid group said, further complicating conditions on and off board. The Open Arms made its latest rescue in international waters in the central Mediterranean Sea, where it has idled for...

  • Twitter Jul 14, 2019

    Massive Blackout Hits Midtown Manhattan

    A massive power outage across midtown Manhattan and parts of the Upper West Side of New York City knocked out street lights, power to Times Square and stopped the subway.

  • Twitter Jul 13, 2019

    #NYCBlackout: People Take to Twitter During Manhattan Power Outage

    Social media users in New York City took to Twitter Saturday evening amid a power outage that left much of midtown Manhattan in the dark.

  • United States Jun 17, 2019

    Mastercard to Allow Transgender People to Use Chosen Name

    Mastercard will allow transgender people to use their chosen names on credit and debit cards in an effort to combat discrimination at the cash register. That means that the name on the credit card owned by a transgender person could be different than that found on their birth certificate or driver’s license. It is up to the banks that issue...

  • Donald Trump May 22, 2019

    Immigrant Families Avoid Benefits Because of Proposed Homeland Security Rule: Report

    Silvia C.has a job cleaning houses, but she still relies on government assistance to help keep her two daughters safe and healthy. Her 8-year-old has asthma and, without benefits, Silvia is not sure she could afford her child’s medication. When Silvia, a Washington resident, noticed Spanish-language news reports about the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed changes for immigrants participaing in...

  • Donald Trump May 20, 2019

    Deutsche Bank Employees Reportedly Flagged Suspicious Transactions Involving Trump and Kushner

    Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank flagged multiple transactions involving Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, from 2016 and 2017. Those specialists recommended the activity be reported to the federal government’s financial crimes unit, The New York Times reported Sunday. But top executives at the global financial giant rejected that advice, current and former employees told The Times, according...

  • attorney May 11, 2019

    Spears Appears in Court to Speak on Her Legal Status

    After hearing Britney Spears and her parents speak in a rare and secretive joint court appearance Friday, a judge ordered an expert evaluation in the conservatorship that for 11 years has put control of much of the 37-year-old singer’s life in the control of her father. Only the few left inside know what the three said in the courtroom that...

  • United States Apr 21, 2019

    On Instagram, Users Keep a Keen Eye on Who Watches Their Stories

    Instagram stories have a quirk rarely seen in social media, NBC News reports. Users generally have to make a conscious decision to look at another person’s story by tapping on the small bubbles that appear at the top of the app, and the people who post stories can see which users opted to see their posts. While that might sound...

  • Donald Trump Apr 13, 2019

    Designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as Terror Group Could Jeopardize U.S. Troops

    The White House was looking to shake things up when it designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization. It worked, NBC News reports. “American terrorists killed in bombing,” read a headline in Iran’s official Fars news agency, referring to an attack in Afghanistan that killed three U.S. servicemen. Iranian lawmakers dressed in military uniforms chanted “Death to...

  • United States Mar 31, 2019

    US Man Charged With Trying to Steal Item From Auschwitz

    An American visitor to the former Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp attempted to steal a metal part of the historic rail tracks where prisoners were unloaded, officials said Sunday. The 37-year-old man has been charged with attempted theft of an item of cultural importance, according to Malgorzata Jurecka, a police spokeswoman in the southern Polish town of Oswiecim, which was under German...

  • president Mar 27, 2019

    Biden Rips ‘White Man’s Culture,’ Regrets Anita Hill Hearing

    Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned “a white man’s culture” Tuesday night as he lashed out at violence against women and, more specifically, lamented his role in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings that undermined Anita Hill’s credibility nearly three decades ago. Biden, a Democratic presidential prospect who often highlights his white working-class roots, said Hill, who is African-American, should not...

  • United States Mar 26, 2019

    If You Hit the $750 Million Powerball Jackpot, Here’s Your Tax Bill

    The Powerball jackpot just won’t quit. After no one hit all winning numbers in Saturday night’s drawing, the top prize has jumped to a whopping $750 million. And while players daydream about what they’d do with such a windfall, they should remember they wouldn’t really end up with the advertised amount. Whether you take the prize as an annuity spread...

  • Alexandra Villarreal Mar 24, 2019

    Mozambican Families Hunt for Loved Ones Separated by Cyclone

    The young mother huddled on a wooden boat clutching her 2-year-old daughter, headed for the unknown: The flooded town of Buzi, which thousands have fled with little but the clothes on their backs. Fishermen’s boats have been ferrying out Buzi’s displaced, sometimes scores of people crammed into a single vessel. But Veronica Fatia was going against the tide, up waters...

  • spokesman Mar 12, 2019

    Beto O’Rourke Plans First Iowa Visit Amid 2020 Speculation

    Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke is making his first trip to Iowa of the 2020 campaign, visiting the state that kicks off presidential voting amid intense speculation that he’ll enter the race for the White House. A spokesman says O’Rourke will visit the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday to campaign for Eric Giddens, the Democratic candidate running in a...

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