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Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll pioneer, dead at 90

Chuck BerryChuck Berry, the singer, songwriter and guitar great who practically defined rock music with his impeccably twangy hits “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Memphis,” “My Ding-a-Ling” and “Sweet Little Sixteen,” has died. He was 90.

The singer/songwriter, whose classic “Johnny B. Goode” was chosen by Carl Sagan to be included on the golden record of Earth Sounds and Music launched with Voyager in 1977, died Saturday afternoon, St. Charles County Police Department confirmed. The cause of death was not revealed.


OK state senator charged with child prostitution

Ralh Shortey chargedOklahoma legislators are calling on a member of the state Senate to resign after he was charged with engaging in child prostitution.

State Sen. Ralph Shortey (R) turned himself in to police in Moore, Okla., on Thursday after the Cleveland County district attorney filed three felony charges against the lawmaker. The charges include engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution close to a church and transporting a minor for prostitution.


Laptop holding Trump Tower floor plans, Hillary Clinton email investigation info stolen from Secret Service agent

Secret Service laptop stolenA laptop computer containing floor plans for Trump Tower, information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation and other national security information was stolen from a Secret Service agent's vehicle in Brooklyn, police sources told the Daily News.

Authorities have been frantically searching for the laptop since it was stolen Thursday morning.

Some items stolen along with the laptop — including coins and a black bag with the Secret Service insignia on it — were later recovered.


Texans Receive First Notices of Land Condemnation for Trump’s Border Wall

border wwall land claimedThe week before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Yvette Salinas received a letter she had been dreading for years: legal notice that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to build a border wall on her family’s land near Los Ebanos.

The 21-page document, entitled a “Declaration of Taking,” is addressed to her ailing mother, Maria Flores, who owns the property with her siblings. The letter offers Flores $2,900 for 1.2 acres near the Rio Grande. If she chooses not to accept the offer, the land could be seized through eminent domain. “It’s scary when you read it,” Salinas says. “You feel like you have to sign.”


AP Source: Russian hackers charged in massive Yahoo breach

Yahoo hackers chargedA law enforcement official says the Justice Department is preparing to announce charges against four defendants, including two Russian security services officers, in a mega data breach at Yahoo.

The official says two of the defendants are Russian FSB officers and the other two are criminal hackers. One of the defendants has been taken into custody in Canada.

The official was briefed on the matter but was not authorized to discuss it on the record and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.


Trump's season of fear: inside the devastation left by immigration raids

Trump season of fearJust after 8am on the first of March, Lucia Gomez sat snarled in traffic on her way to her office when she received a call from an undocumented worker – an elderly member of the labor union where she works as an organizer.

Two officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) were knocking at the door of the man’s apartment building in Union City, New Jersey. Should he let them in? Was it unlawful to not let them in? If he didn’t open the door, would they find a way to arrest and deport him anyway?


Video poses new questions about 2014 Ferguson police shooting

Michael BrownPreviously undisclosed video of Michael Brown, recorded hours before the unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has raised new questions about his final hours.

The footage shows Brown - whose death in 2014 prompted national protests and kindled a debate about how U.S. police treat minorities - at a convenience store the night before he was killed. It was unearthed by a documentary filmmaker, according to the New York Times.


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