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May 21, 2013
The Nationals (23-21, .523) may be second in the National League East standings, but for the defending division champions, second place is not good enough. Washington is just two games above .500, an unimpressive statistic for a thus-far unimpressive team.
While the Nats have given glimpses of a strong team—they had a five-game win streak at the beginning of May—they have struggled to put up the numbers and maintain the momentum that leads to sustained success [...]
A New York City woman has been sentenced to probation for stalking actress Marion Cotillard on the Internet.
Teresa Yuan was sentenced on Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court. She pled guilty in the fall. According to prosecutors, Yuan sent over 504 email and 120 webcam videos of herself to the actress‘s website in 2011.
The 32-year-old is currently being treated for bipolar disorder, and she has been warned to remain on her medications. A judge has ordered Yuan to only [...]
On Wednesday, the singer actress announced she will be opening a chain of 15 cell phone stores and a website under the Viva Movil brand. Her goal is to sell phones and services to Latinos.
The first store will open in New York on June 15th, with other stores following in Los Angeles and Miami. The stores will have a bilingual staff and will provide a “culturally relevant shopping experience” says Viva Movil. Viva Movil is an authorized Verizon Wireless [...]
D.C. police are currently looking for a robber who shocked a victim using a stun gun in Georgetown on Tuesday.
According to authorities, the robber snuck up behind his victim near the 1500 block of 34th street northwest and used the stun gun to immobilize the victim before stealing their cell phone, wallet and change.
The victim’s injuries are said to not be life-threatening.
Wednesday marked the 150th anniversary of the Union’s first black regiment. In honor of those who have served, a wreath was placed by two men’s names on the American Civil War Memorial on U Street who are believed to be ancestors of First lady Michelle Obama.
Jerry Sutton was the stepfather of the First lady’s great- grandfather and served at the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads in Mississippi in 1864.
Caesar Cohen, who was 25 when he joined the United States [...]
A Virginia native, and one of the nation’s most prominent swim coaches, is scheduled to be sentenced for the sexual abuse of a girl he was instructing.
Richard Curl, who pled guilty to charges in February, is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday in Montgomery County Circuit Court.
Curl was banned for life by USA Swimming over allegations of having an intimate relationship with a teenaged swimmer in the 1980s. Curl was charged last year when a woman came forward and told [...]
Former IRS head, Douglas Shulman admitted on Tuesday that he did partially know about the IRS targeting of conservative groups and that he followed the right course of action to end it. He emphasized that he didn’t know the full extent of the problem because no employees brought the full story to his attention. Shulman was one of the three witnesses who appeared under oath at the Senate Finance Committee at the second congressional hearing about the controversy.
Other information revealed [...]
The NFL’s 50th Super Bowl will be held in the Santa Clara. After beating out Miami for the opportunity, it was announced that the Northern California city will be accommodating the first Super Bowl in their area since 1985. 49ers CEO Jed York remarked, “We are so excited to be able to be able to put on the ‘Golden Super Bowl’ in the Golden State.”
The Super Bowl will be held in the 49ers’ new stadium, which is scheduled to open [...]
More missiles were fired into the ocean by North Korea on Monday. The country had previously launched four other missiles over the weekend. South Korean military officials are still trying to figure out precisely the kinds of missiles that the North has been launching.
North Korea’s state-run Central News Agency labeled the launches as drills. While it remains unclear just what kind of missiles are being used, there is the chance that they could be short-range missiles or large-caliber rockets. [...]
The Vatican is continuing its mission to be more translucent in their financial workings by releasing the findings of their new business regulator agency on Wednesday. The report showed that there had been six reports of questionable financial activity. Two of these reports were sent on to Vatican prosecutors to examine further.
While listing these actions, the report doesn’t discuss any administrative activities that will be done throughout 2012. The agency was created by the Vatican to help repair their reputation [...]
24 people were pronounced dead after the area outside Oklahoma City was hit by a huge tornado on Monday afternoon. Seven of these victims were children, killed when the tornado struck Plaza Towers Elementary School, leaving it a pile of rubble. The National Weather Service has designated the tornado as an EF5, putting it in the same league as some of the most dangerous and damaging tornados in United States history.
Today, emergency workers are continuing to go through the [...]
Aretha Franklin will be taking some time off for the month of June. Her spokesperson says the 71-year-old soul singer will resume her tour and performances in July.
Franklin announced earlier this month that she would be canceling scheduled performances in Chicago and Connecticut this week to undergo medical treatment. No details were provided as to what kind of treatment she is receiving.
Franklin appeared on the season finale of “American Idol” last week via satellite. She sang a [...]