The only person charged in the 2020 killing of Spc. Vanessa Guillen, a soldier at Fort Hood in Texas, pleaded guilty Tuesday to four counts including accessory to murder after the fact. Cecily Aguilar, 24, faces a maximum possible penalty of 30 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $1 million fine, prosecutors said. She pleaded guilty to one count of accessory to murder after the fact and three counts of false statement or representation. Guillen, 20, was last seen April 22, 2020, at Fort Hood, the nation’s third-largest Army base. Prosecutors say she was repeatedly struck on the head with a hammer by another soldier, Spc. Aaron Robinson, who killed her and hid her body in a large box. Robinson had been detained, but he escaped and killed himself with a pistol days before charges were announced in July 2020. Guillen’s case drew outrage from many, including celebrities, lawmakers, women in the military and Latinos. An Army investigation found “major … [Read more...] about Woman pleads guilty in connection with killing of Vanessa Guillen at Fort Hood
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 ASHEVILLE, N.C. - It is much too easy to take Gladys Knight for granted. Her sound is so pure, her steps so graceful, her smile so disarming that the vocal powerhouse's sheer presence seems at once natural and divine. Wrapped in a magenta turtleneck, she tells the handsome waiter pouring her iced tea that he "should be in the movies" before launching into a humble story about how she discovered Michael Jackson. As the Atlanta native peppers her sentences with y'all and fussin', she makes it easy to forget that she is the prototype. And did you catch her Verzuz song catalogue "battle" in 2020 with fellow diva Patti LaBelle? The pair sat next to one another kiki-ing like the real besties they are and delivered full-throttle hits like it was nothing. The moment, both surreal and live-streamed in your living room, was so very Gladys. Real. Unfussy. "It was always love," LaBelle says … [Read more...] about Gladys Knight has always been a singer’s singer
The Houston Astros are heading to the World Series—again—after sweeping the New York Yankees with a clutch 6-5 win in Game 4 of the ALCS. Sunday night's win secured the team its fourth American League pennant in six years. Next up for the Astros is the Philadelphia Phillies, led by 2022 NLCS MVP Bryce Harper. Game 1 of the World Series kicks off at Minute Maid Park on Friday night. Join Chron's Josh Criswell and Michael Shapiro for all the action and live updates as the Astros look to earn their second title in franchise history. The Houston Astros are heading back to the Fall Classic after beating the Yankees 6-5 on Sunday to sweep the ALCS! The Astros are now 7-0 this postseason, and will have home-field advantage against the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series. They are the fifth team in MLB history to start the playoffs with seven straight wins. Twitter — astros Twitter The Houston Astros are only three outs away from their fourth American … [Read more...] about Astros-Yankees ALCS: Houston heads to World Series, again!
Update: Follow along for live updates on ALCS Game 3 at Yankee Stadium The Houston Astros improved to 4-0 this postseason with a 4-2 win over the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the ALCS . Now, they'll look to take a 2-0 lead before the series heads to the Bronx. First pitch for Game 2 is scheduled for 6:37 p.m. CT on Thursday at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Chron's Josh Criswell and Michael Shapiro will be providing live updates throughout the ALCS between the Astros and Yankees. Here's what you need to know before Game 2. This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 The Astros are two wins away from their fourth World Series appearance in six years after beating the Yankees 3-2 in Game 2 of the ALCS. The series will now head to New York for the next two, and if necessary, three matchups. Game 3 is scheduled for Saturday at 4:07 p.m. CT at Yankee Stadium. Fan runs … [Read more...] about Astros vs. Yankees live updates: Bregman HR lifts Astros to win, 3-2
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 WASHINGTON (AP) — The seditious conspiracy convictions of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and another leader in the far-right extremist group show that jurors are willing to hold accountable not just the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, but those who schemed to subvert the 2020 election. Tuesday's verdict, while not a total win for the Justice Department, gives momentum to investigators just as the newly named special counsel ramps up his probe into key aspects of the insurrection fueled by President Donald Trump’s lies of a stolen election. As Democrats call for charges to be brought against Trump and the House committee investigating the insurrection weighs making a criminal referral to the Justice Department, the Oath Keepers verdict may embolden investigators to build cases against other major players behind the push to keep Trump in power. … [Read more...] about Sedition trial win bolsters Justice Dept. in Jan. 6 probe
The most important U2 almost-breakup story takes place in Berlin. It's October 1990 and they've gathered at Hansa Studios, a short walk from where the Wall is being dismantled a little bit more every day. Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. have left Dublin to try to become U2 again. Or try not to become U2 again. Nobody can seem to agree. Is this a dance record? Industrial rock? And where is that majestic and moody material that made them a household name with "The Joshua Tree"? Only three years earlier that LP sold millions, landed the band on the cover of Rolling Stone, scored a Grammy for album of the year and immediately became one of the definitive rock albums of its time. Hansa is where David Bowie recorded "Heroes" with Brian Eno, the art rock visionary who is now U2's producer. The Edge is working on a demo called "Sick Puppy." It's promising, but still just a meandering jam. Mullen has some questions about what exactly the band is trying to accomplish. … [Read more...] about U2 has stayed together since 1976. It hasn’t always been easy.
Listen to this article The latest trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie shows a whole lot more than the first one. Not only do we hear additional dialogue from Chris Pratt voicing Mario, but there are also lines from principal characters, like Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach and Charlie Day as Luigi. But, the Mario Kart reference at the end is what piqued the interest of the Motor1.com team. The first little nod to Mario Kart is at 1:02 in the trailer. Princess Peach walks toward the camera wearing an outfit that's similar to the racing suit she can put on in games like Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8. A sequence starting at 1:45 indicates that Mario Kart is going to play a bigger part in The Super Mario Bros. Movie . Mario is driving his kart and floors the throttle. In the next shot, flames are shooting out of the exhausts, and the plumber is screaming. He launches off a ramp, and we see that he's not alone. Peach is on her motorcycle. Toad is in a … [Read more...] about Super Mario Bros. Movie Trailer Has Mario Kart Easter Egg
Listen to this article Ray, 21, will get to ride a Suzuki GSX-RR for a handful of laps on the final day of the three-day Sepang shakedown on Sunday, alongside the Hamamatsu marque's regular test rider Sylvain Guintoli. The chance to sample grand prix machinery comes off the back of a strong season in BSB for Ray, who finished sixth in the points and scored back-to-back wins at the start of the year for the Hawk Suzuki squad. He also contested the Donington Park World Superbike round as a wildcard , finishing both races in the points (pictured below), and joined the Japanese Yoshimura Suzuki team for both the Suzuka 8 Hours and the final race of the All-Japan Superbike series at the same track at the end of the year. Ray will continue to race in BSB this year with Hawk, despite having been linked to a Moto2 switch in mid-2018. Last year, Suzuki gave MotoAmerica champion Toni Elias, Australian Superbike title winner Josh Waters and Isle of Man TT star Michael Dunlop … [Read more...] about BSB star Ray gets Suzuki MotoGP outing at Sepang
Listen to this article Reigning WSS teams' champions GRT has been rumoured for some time to step up to WSBK as a factory-supported Yamaha customer, with Cortese heavily linked with one of those R1s. Melandri had also been linked to the squad after losing his seat at Ducati to Alvaro Bautista , but until recently looked like he would miss out to '17 Supersport title winner Lucas Mahias, with the Italian admitting he thought his career would be ending at the end of this year. Read Also: Ducati explains decision to replace Melandri with Bautista However, with Mahias now set to stay in Supersport with the Puccetti team, Melandri re-entered the frame to join Cortese. GRT team boss Filippo Conti said: “I am really delighted to be stepping up to the WorldSBK championship with Yamaha, it's like a dream come true. “We started this project in WorldSSP and now we are moving up to WorldSBK, which is very important for the team but also for Yamaha's production racing … [Read more...] about Melandri joins new GRT Yamaha team for 2019