As the trial unfolds, prosecutors are expected to present a wealth of evidence that includes recorded interviews with the defendant and several of his friends, fingerprints and DNA from the crime scene, cell-phone records, and cash and jewelry recovered from Lopez and his acquaintances. But prosecutors will be unable to present any evidence pertaining to the second suspect — Lopez's alleged accomplice, Marcos Yanes Gutierrez, now 22. In a history-making trial in Havana last year, Yanes was found guilty of murder in Schwartz's death and is serving a 20-year sentence in a Cuban prison. The trial marked the first time a Cuban citizen was tried, in Cuba, for a crime committed in the United States. "I have truly never heard of this transfer of jurisdiction, where Cuba carried out a trial of someone accused of a crime outside of its territory," says Philip Peters, president of the Virginia-based Cuba Research Center. "It's a very interesting sign that in the middle of strained … [Read more...] about How the Murder of a Palm Beach Doctor Brought the United States and Cuba Together
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Annalee Monroe Arizona Republic Published 8:00 AM EST Jan 27, 2019 MEDIA: Web WHO SAID IT: President Donald Trump PARTY: Republican THE COMMENTS: 1. "Could somebody please explain to the Democrats (we need their votes) that our Country losses (sic) 250 Billion Dollars a year on illegal immigration, not including the terrible drug flow. Top Border Security, including a Wall is $25 Billion. Pays for itself in two months. Get it done!" 2. "Illegal immigration costs the United States more than 200 Billion Dollars a year. How was this allowed to happen?" THE FORUM: Twitter, Dec. 4 and Dec. 18 WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT: Does illegal immigration cost the United States $200-plus billion each year? OUR FINDING: No Stars, False. ANALYSIS: President Donald Trump has used several estimates about the cost of illegal immigration in the past few months as he seeks to garner support from Congress to build a wall on the southern border. The government … [Read more...] about Fact Check: How much does illegal immigration cost the United States?
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, seated left, signs an order withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands, as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Rickey "RD" James, seated right, looks on, at EPA headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Looking on behind are Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Ross, R-Kansas, left, and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, second from right. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) WASHINGTON (AP) — Cabinet chiefs and GOP lawmakers celebrated alongside farm and business leaders Tuesday as the Trump administration made good on one of its biggest promised environmental rollbacks, proposing to remove protections for thousands of waterways nationwide. Environmental groups called the proposed overhaul of federal water protections one of the gravest assaults ever on the aims of the 1972 Clean Water Act, the foundational U.S. water protection law. Administration supporters praised President Donald Trump for … [Read more...] about EPA Proposes Major Rollback of Waters of the United States Rule
When he passed away, the 41st president of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush, was 94. His one term in office began in 1989, and coincided with the end of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. You're about to hear from three former presidents, a rare occurrence in and of itself, discuss the life and legacy of George H.W. Bush. In recent interviews, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush all acknowledged number 41 was one of the best-prepared presidents in American history. Before becoming commander in chief, he was a fighter pilot, an oilman, a congressman, a diplomat, head of the CIA, and Ronald Reagan's vice president for two terms. He was also married to Barbara Bush for 73 years, until her death this past April. Together they had six children. We begin tonight with their eldest son, President George W. Bush, and what his father taught him about the highest office in the land. Former President George W. Bush: The mission was not George H. W. Bush, the mission … [Read more...] about George H.W. Bush: Remembering the 41st president of the United States
President Donald Trump on Monday blamed the media for stoking “great anger” in the United States, accusing the press of harboring an “open & obvious hostility” even after he spent the weekend issuing calls for unity following a wave of potentially politically motivated crimes. “There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news,” he said in the first of two Monday morning tweets. “The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame of Anger and Outrage and we will then be able to bring all sides together in Peace and Harmony. Fake News Must End!”Story Continued Below Trump has issued sharp rebukes over the last several days in response to accusations that his incendiary rhetoric was to blame for a spate of violence seen by many as rooted in political … [Read more...] about Trump accuses media of stoking ‘great anger’ in the United States