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‘Prince Harry is on the chopping block’ – Meghan Markle’s estranged brother suggests the Duchess’s marriage won’t last
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‘Prince Harry is on the chopping block’ – Meghan Markle’s estranged brother suggests the Duchess’s marriage won’t last

The estranged half-brother of Meghan Markle, Thomas Markle Jr, a 55-year-old window fitter from Oregon, claims Meghan's marriage to Prince Harry is doomed . Meghan married Engelson, 44, in September 2011, but they split just 23 months later, in August 2013, citing irreconcilable differences. Thomas Markle Jr, who hasn't spoken to the Meghan in 10 years, alleges Meghan 'walked all over' her first husband, American film producer Trevor Engelson, which resulted in the marriage crashing less than two years. In a trailer for Big Brother VIP, which premieres next month, Markle Jr tells his fellow housemates: 'The guy that she was married to the first time, she just walked all over him and dumped him.' According to Markle Jr, it's only a matter of time before Prince Harry, the...
Man celebrates his mother who became a nun after having 10 children
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Man celebrates his mother who became a nun after having 10 children

An American man has celebrated his mother who became a nun after having 10 children.   @4T9NER who disclosed that his mother grew up in San Francisco and Oregon and went to school in California and New York, revealed that she got married at the age of 20.   He said his mother entered a monastery in Illionois on her 61st birthday, 5 years after her husband died. She has reportedly been there for 33 years until her death this year.   See his tweets below..........    
Meghan Markle’s Half Brother Enters Diversion Program After  Arrested For Driving Under the Influence
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Meghan Markle’s Half Brother Enters Diversion Program After Arrested For Driving Under the Influence

Meghan Markle's half brother, Thomas Markle Jr. was lucky enough to get a nice deal in his DUI case but he is expected to stay sober and out of trouble for the next year. To do so, he has entered a DUI diversion program. He got into the program last month. In January 2019, Thomas was arrested in Oregon for driving under the influence of alcohol. Thomas failed a field sobriety test and blew a .11. The court allowed him to enter a 1-year diversion program, but it comes with strings attached. First, Markle Jr. must attend a victim impact panel this month. He also has to get an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle. Thomas must be booked and fingerprinted by the end of the month. Thomas Markle Jr. is no stranger to legal issues. He was also arrested in January 2...
American Comedian, Katt Williams Arrested For Assaulting His Driver
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American Comedian, Katt Williams Arrested For Assaulting His Driver

47-year-old American comedian and actor, Katt Williams was arrested Saturday in Portland, Oregon, on a misdemeanor assault charge.   Portland police said Williams assaulted a driver after an argument about transporting him and his dog to a performance at the Moda Center.   Williams was expected to appear in a live performance of the improv comedy show Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out.  Police said the victim sustained minor injuries to the face, including swelling and cuts, that required treatment at a local hospital. Williams left in another vehicle, police said.   He was located and arrested Saturday morning in Portland on suspicion of fourth-degree assault. The stand-up and actor, whose legal name is Micah Sierra Williams, was lodged in Multnomah County...
Teacher Arrested After Being Caught In Bed With 15-Year-Old Boy
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Teacher Arrested After Being Caught In Bed With 15-Year-Old Boy

A 29-year-old teacher is facing multiple sex crime charges in Oregon where authorities allege she had an intimate relationship with a 15-year-old male student, PEOPLE confirms. A statement from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says Andrea Baber was detained last week at her home in Curtin. Baber had been an English teacher at Logos Christian Academy in Springfield prior to her arrest. The statement from police alleges Baber initiated a sexual relationship with the student in 2016. The relationship allegedly continued “on a regular basis,” according to the statement. Baber is further accused of providing the teen with marijuana and alcohol. Police were made aware of the alleged relationship on Dec. 12. The alleged victim’s father called investigators after receiving an anonymous em...
‘At Least Six Dead And 77 Injured’ After New Amtrak Train Derails In US On Its First Day Of Service
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‘At Least Six Dead And 77 Injured’ After New Amtrak Train Derails In US On Its First Day Of Service

An Amtrak passenger train derailed this morning on its inaugural trip on a new service route near Dupont, Washington killing several people and causing injuries to an even greater number. The train was going south to Portland, Oregon when it derailed while crossing a bridge over Interstate 5 near DuPont, Washington around 7:40 a.m on Monday and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least six people, authorities said. The death toll is expected to rise. Seventy-eight passengers and five crew members were aboard when the train moving at more than 80 mph derailed about 40 miles south of Seattle on a route that had raised safety concerns. The deaths "are all contained to the train," said Ed Troyer, the Pierce County Sheriff's Office spokesman. "It's pretty horrific." T...
Biggest Tax Fraud In US History: Nigerian Scammers Steal $11 Million From The IRS
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Biggest Tax Fraud In US History: Nigerian Scammers Steal $11 Million From The IRS

In an email to the Associated Press, First Assistant U.S. Attorney for Oregon, Scott Erik Asphaug, said this is one of the largest tax fraud cases in the United States in which stolen personal identification information was used to defraud the IRS. Its scope is staggering. According to the US Attorney's office for Oregon, a Nigerian man, Michael Oluwasegun Kazeem, 24, has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for his role in the bilking of over $11 million via an identity-theft scheme from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Kazeem, who came to the United States on a student visa, has been sentenced in federal court in the southern Oregon town of Medford on Nov. 8 for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and mail fraud. Kazeem has also been ordered by U.S...
American Idol ABC Premiere Date Revealed: Find Out When The Singing Competition Returns
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American Idol ABC Premiere Date Revealed: Find Out When The Singing Competition Returns

American Idol returns to TV this March. After months of speculation and rumors, Ryan Seacrest confirmed the premiere date for ABC's revival of American Idol: Sunday, March 11. Seacrest made the announcement on Live With Kelly and Ryan. The premiere will be two hours. Seacrest returns as host with Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie sitting at the judges table. Auditions kicked off in August with the Idol Bus traveling from Portland, Oregon to Orlando, Florida. There were 23 stops across the country and fans were encouraged to audition online with the official tag, #TheNextIdol. More than 300,000 people posted on social media. Auditions were also held through a livestream platform, a first for American Idol. American Idol wrapped up its 15- season run on Fox in April 2016. Its March...
U.S. Congressman Slams NBA & NFL Let Players Have Their Damn Weed!!!
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U.S. Congressman Slams NBA & NFL Let Players Have Their Damn Weed!!!

Finally, a politician is going to bat for pro athletes who wanna use weed -- saying the NFL and NBA are treating players like 2nd class citizens for taking away their rights to get high (medically). Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) says it's about damn time league commissioners acknowledge that marijuana is BETTER for treating the "really terrible pain" pro athletes endure. "It's much less damaging than the opiods, the painkillers, the shots, the pills ... and it's time professional sports stops punishing them but works with them." Congressman Blumenauer says 2/3 Americans have legal access to medical marijuana -- so to ban NBA and NFL players is basically treating them like "second class citizens." BTW -- shout-out to the great people of the 3rd District in Oregon, your rep is the COOLEST ...
Oregon School District Requires Teachers To Call Police On Sexually Active Students
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Oregon School District Requires Teachers To Call Police On Sexually Active Students

An Oregon school district is requiring teachers to call the police or the state’s Department of Human Services if they suspect students of being sexually active. The Salem-Keizer School District in northeast Oregon enacted the new policy this week to err “on the side of caution,” Lillian Govus, a spokeswoman for Salem-Keizer, told Newsweek. Under Oregon law, a child under the age of 18 cannot give consent to any sort of sexual activity, even if the partner is also under 18. And the school district wants its teachers to help enforce the law by reporting sexually active students. “It’s criminal not to report,” Govus told the Statesman Journal. “People’s careers are at stake here.” What needs to be reported covers a broad area. If teachers hear a rumor about a “hook up,” they will need to ...
The Secret Origin Of Halloweentown Revealed: How a Little Girl Inspired A Beloved Franchise
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The Secret Origin Of Halloweentown Revealed: How a Little Girl Inspired A Beloved Franchise

For almost 20 years, Halloweentown has been an annual destination for many people. The cult favorite Disney Channel Original Movie first debuted in 1998, introducing a world most kids (OK, and adults) can only dream of: Halloweentown, the whimsical place where all the supernatural creatures live every other day of the year. Four movies later, the Halloweentown franchise is one of the most beloved seasonal offerings, with fans even flocking to the town of St. Helens, Oregon, where the first movie was filmed, to live out their childhood fantasy. (Consider it the original Hogwarts.) E! News spoke to executive producer Sheri Singer and star Kimberly J. Brown about the film's legacy, the controversial recasting of Marnie in the fourth film and the magic of Debbie Reynolds, the legendary star ...
Little People, Big World Star Accomplishes Major “First”
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Little People, Big World Star Accomplishes Major “First”

Arguably the cutest cast member on Little People, Big World just achieved a significant life milestone. It's something we've been waiting weeks to see... and the result is anything but a disappointment. Indeed, earlier this week, Ember Jean Roloff posed for her first-ever pumpkin patch photo!!!!!!! You may think our excitement is a put-on, but this is a pretty big deal for members of this beloved family. They run a farm that draws thousands of people every weekend during the fall, especially in the lead-up to Halloween, and they take the business pretty seriously. And pretty adorable, too, when it comes to their children. Previously, we shared a precious picture of Jackson Roloff dressed as a pumpkin... and now we're psyched that Audrey and Jeemy Roloff have posted the two pictures b...
Total Solar Eclipse Begins On US West Coast
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Total Solar Eclipse Begins On US West Coast

Emotional sky-gazers on the US West Coast cheered and applauded Monday as the Sun briefly vanished behind the Moon — a rare total solar eclipse that will stretch across North America for the first time in nearly a century. Eclipse chasers and amateur star watchers alike converged in cities along the path of totality, a 70-mile (113-kilometer) wide path running through 14 US states, where the Moon will block out all light from the Sun. Festivals, rooftop parties, weddings, camping trips and astronomy meet-ups popped up nationwide for what NASA expects will be the most heavily photographed and documented eclipse in modern times, thanks to the era of social media. At about 1605 GMT, eclipse fans in Lincoln Beach, Oregon were the first to witness the partial phase of the eclipse. M...
Nigerian Kazeem Convicted Over $7m Fraud In US
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Nigerian Kazeem Convicted Over $7m Fraud In US

A Nigerian, Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem, accused of obtaining more than 125,000 stolen taxpayer identities from across the United States has been convicted in federal court in Oregon. He was found guilty on 19 counts of mail and wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. A jury in Medford returned the verdicts Friday against Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem, 34, who lived most recently in Bowie, Maryland. Prosecutors say Kazeem bought over 91,000 of the identities from a Vietnamese hacker who got into a database belonging to an Oregon company called CICS Employment Services. Most of the personal information belonged to people living in Oregon and Washington and were used to file fraudulent tax returns between 2012 and 2015. Over 2,800 fraudulen...
Man Gives Birth To Baby Boy In US
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Man Gives Birth To Baby Boy In US

A Transgender man, Trystan Reese has given birth to a baby boy in the United States of America. Reese, from Portland, Oregon, was born female but started taking hormones about 10 years ago. He stopped when he got pregnant and has now given birth to a son, Leo. Reese suffered a miscarriage the last time he got pregnant and believed he had missed his chance to have children of his own. Leo becomes the first biological child for Reese and his husband, Biff Chaplow, who already have two adopted children. “I would say it’s unique. I understand that people are not used to two men having a biological child,” Reese told Fox News. “The moment he was born was just like a pure moment of bliss, like the happiest moment of my life. To see the very beginning of Leo, of his life, was ju...
Chibok Schoolgirls Read Letter To Trump
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Chibok Schoolgirls Read Letter To Trump

Two of the Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from Boko Haram captivity in 2014, Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu, read a letter applauding U.S. President Donald Trump during a recent visit to the White House. The White House released more photos of the girls on Saturday, saying during their visit, Joy and Lydia “read the President a letter about their experience”. On the night of April 14, 2014, Boko Haram terrorists attacked the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno. An excerpt of the letter is below: “Mr. President, we urge you to keep America safe and strong. “We know that some people are trying to discourage you. “Do not be discouraged. You are right to keep American safe and strong. “Not only for America. But for the world. “If America is not safe and stron...
Police: Nabra Hassanen Killed In ‘Road Rage Incident’
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Police: Nabra Hassanen Killed In ‘Road Rage Incident’

The murder of a teenage Muslim girl beaten and killed by a bat-wielding motorist near a Virginia mosque was likely a "road rage incident", not a hate crime, US police said, prompting outrage from many who say the teen was targeted because of her religion. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, has been arrested and charged with Nabra Hassanen's murder in an incident police say began as a road dispute with a male teenager who was among Hassanen's group. "It appears that the suspect became so enraged over this traffic argument that it escalated into deadly violence," Fairfax County police spokeswoman Julie Parker said at a news conference on Monday. Parker said there was no indication the attack near the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque early on Sunday was motivated by race or religion. ...
States Challenge Donald Trump’s Revised Travel Ban
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States Challenge Donald Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

Several states seeking to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban moved forward with court action on Monday just days before it is due to come into force. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, joined in his lawsuit by Democratic California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon, asked for a hearing with a federal judge in Seattle before Thursday when the administration plans to implement the ban on new visas for people from six predominantly Muslim nations. A hearing in a separate lawsuit by Hawaii has been scheduled for Wednesday. Mr Ferguson said the revised ban is still unconstitutional and harms residents, universities and businesses, especially tech companies such as Washington state-based Microsoft and Amazon who rely on foreign workers. "No one is abov...
Flooded California Residents Rescued
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Flooded California Residents Rescued

Rescue workers have used boats and firetrucks to evacuate dozens of Northern California residents from their flooded homes as a drought-busting series of storms began to move out of the region after days of heavy rain and snow that toppled trees and created havoc as far north as Portland, Oregon. Reports of the flooding started about 2 am on Wednesday as water from a quickly rising creek in the small rural town of Hollister deluged homes on a two-lane stretch of road called Lovers Lane. Torrents of rain gushed down the street even after rescuers finished evacuating residents more than seven hours later. Some homes had mudlines about five feet high, marking how far the water rose. The water by that time was receding but still waist-deep in places. "It's just a lot of water...
Snow And Rain In US Closes Schools
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Snow And Rain In US Closes Schools

Heavy rain and snowfall has hit parts of California, Nevada and Oregon early on Wednesday, forcing school closings and causing flooding along already swollen waterways, officials say. Portland, Oregon, residents woke up on Wednesday to find roughly a foot of snow on the ground, meteorologist Bob Oravec of the Weather Prediction Centre said. Schools throughout the region cancelled Wednesday classes, including the Portland Public Schools district, which has about 50,000 students. The snow blanketed roadways, hampering travel in the Pacific Northwest city. Near California's state capital, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday advised residents of Wilton, a community of more than 5,000 people, to evacuate their homes because of anticipated flooding along the C...

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