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Chris Watts' father-in-law calls him 'heartless monster' during sentencing for killing pregnant wife, young daughters
Weld County Sheriff (DENVER) -- The Colorado man convicted of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters was called a "heartless monster" by his father-in-law at Monday's sentencing hearing.Chris Watts, 33, was sentenced to life without parole for the murders of his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, 34, and their daughters Celeste, 3 and Bella, 4.Shanann's father, Frank Rzucek, said Chris Watts "carried them out like trash.""I trusted you to take care of them, not kill them. And they also trusted you," said Rzucek, who was overcome with emotion. "You disgust me."Both daughters died from smothering, prosecutors said."Imagine the horror...
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Couponing mom donates products to homeless for holiday season: 'I was homeless as a child myself'
Courtesy Latiaa Stewart (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A Tennessee mother of three who was once homeless now gives out care packages to homeless people, and it's all possible thanks to her couponing skills.Latiaa Stewart, 37, spends the entire year coupon shopping so she can have extra personal care items — like toothpaste, deodorant and toilet paper — to hand out to homeless people each Christmas in the Nashville area, where she lives.Stewart stores the products in every inch of the home that she shares with her husband and children. The family has made it a holiday tradition to assemble the products...
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Trump continues squabble with commander of raid that killed Bin Laden
Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump continues to squabble with retired Adm. William McRaven, the commander of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, now falsely claiming credit in a tweet for pointing out the terrorist’s name in a book he authored before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Here's how the back-and-forth is unfolding.Trump's Bin Laden claimTrump’s tweet is an apparent reference to a book he authored in 2000, titled "The America We Deserve," where the future president criticizes President Bill Clinton’s shifting national security policy.In the book's sole Bin Laden reference, Trump only briefly mentions...
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Watch now: Fred Savage (reluctantly) stars in 'Once Upon a Deadpool' trailer
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (NEW YORK) -- What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by watching a foul-mouthed, pun-spouting, murderous super hero do his thing? That's apparently what the studio behind Deadpool 2 thinks, which is why they're releasing a PG-13-rated version of this year's R-rated box office hit, re-titled Once Upon a Deadpool. And they've recruited Fred Savage to lend them a hand. A new trailer opens with star Ryan Reynolds narrating, in his best feel-good holiday movie trailer guy voice: "Right before Christmas, a good guy in red is coming to theaters with his...
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British school bans pricey Canada Goose coats in hopes of preventing 'poverty shaming'
Noam Galai/WireImage (WIRRAL, England) -- With the coldest months of winter fast approaching, a school in the U.K. has banned luxury coats in order to help “poverty proof” its educational environment.The head teacher at Woodchurch High School in Wirral, England, moved to ban coats made by expensive brands after consulting with both parents and pupils. Students will no longer be allowed to sport jackets from Canada Goose, Moncler or Pyrenex, in order to reduce the stress on low-income families to spend beyond their means in order to keep up with higher earners.“We are very concerned about the fact that our...
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French bank Societe Generale agrees to pay $1.3 billion for sanctions violations
Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Federal prosecutors in New York charged French investment bank Societe Generale with conspiring to violate the Trading with the Enemy Act for processing billions of dollars in transactions for Cuban banks. Societe Generale agreed to pay a $1.3 billion fine as part of a deferred prosecution agreement. The amount represents one of the largest penalties ever imposed on a financial institution for violating U.S. sanctions, according to federal prosecutors. Between 2004 and 2010 prosecutors said Societe Generale arranged $13 billion in transactions that should have been rejected, blocked or stopped for...
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Teen survives dramatic racing crash at 170 mph
Mai Shangmin/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images (MACAU, China) -- A teenage race driver is lucky to be alive today after a crash that stunned everyone at the Macau Grand Prix in China over the weekend.Sophia Floersch, a member of the Netherlands-based Van Amersfoort Racing team, flipped her Formula 3 car at 170 mph after clipping a Japanese race car. The flip hurled the 17-year-old's car backwards, slamming it into a booth. The crash sent five people to the hospital with serious injuries, and caused the remainder of the race to be halted for over an hour.Floersch, remarkably still conscious...
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