The Moscow operation behind the now-infamous Russian-Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 included a direct attempt to enlist a foreign country's law-enforcement official as a virtual double-agent, according to a court case in Switzerland. One of Switzerland's top investigators has been fired after allegations of bribery, violating secrecy laws, and "unauthorized clandestine behavior" in meeting with the very same Russian actors linked to the Trump Tower encounter. read more
A teacher asking tough questions of school board members in the Vermilion Parish School District in Louisiana was escorted out of the meeting by security officers and handcuffed on the floor and arrested, videos of the event show. Deyshia Hargrave, an English language-arts teacher at Rene Rost Middle School, asked board members Monday night why they were planning to vote to give Superintendent Jerome Puyau a raise when teachers had not had a pay increase in years. The meeting and arrest were videotaped by a crew from KATC-TV, as well as by someone else who was present,
At the age of 12, Sarah Thomas found out that her father - who she'd never known - was a Roman Catholic priest. She then spent years trying to establish a relationship with him. It took a near-death experience for her to overcome the scars of his rejection. read more
When Dan Schetter saw how the weather was shaping up on Christmas Day -- below zero temperatures and a wind chill hovering around -25 degrees -- he knew it would be a great day for surfing a blustery Lake Superior. Even better, they were fantastic conditions to grow his signature ice beard. ... "It's not like we're trying to out-ice beard each other," he said of other surfers. "I just happen to have the biggest ice beard."
A Muskegon area man's video captured a 40-vehicle pile-up along southbound U.S. 31 as it happened Friday, Dec. 29. Jim Perreault posted cell phone video taken from his pickup to his Facebook page on Friday. The crash, involving dozens of vehicles, closed the southbound lanes of U.S. 31 at Holton Road about 2 p.m. ... Perreault's video shows his vehicle in the ditch. As he's waiting, other vehicles can be seen sliding by and smashing into already crashed vehicles. At one point in the video, Perreault notes that his truck has been struck three times. read more