Haitian businessman gets life sentence in 2021 assassination of Haiti's president

A federal judge in Miami has sentenced a Haitian-Chilean businessman to life in prison for his role in helping a group of Colombian mercenaries obtain weapons to assassinate Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in 2021 MIAMI -- A federal judge in Miami sentenced a Haitian-Chilean businessman Friday to life in prison for his role in helping Colombian mercenaries get weapons to assassinate Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in 2021. Rodolphe Jaar, 51, is the first person to be convicted and sentence d in what U.S. prosecutors have described as a broad plot by conspirators in Haiti and Florida to reap lucrative contracts under a new administration once Moïse was out of the way. An additional 10 defendants are awaiting trial in the United States. Jaar, who has dual Haitian and Chilean citizenship, previously had been an informant for the U.S. government and had been convicted of drug trafficking a decade ago. He pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to commit murder or kidnapping outside the Unite

NATO presses Turkey to approve Sweden's membership, eyes Ukraine security plan as summit looms

NATO is ramping up pressure on member nation Turkey to drop its objections to Sweden's membership OSLO, Norway -- NATO on Thursday ramped up pressure on member nation Turkey to drop its objections to Sweden's membership as the military organization seeks to deal with the issue by the time U.S. President Joe Biden and his counterparts meet next month. The 31-member alliance is also looking at boosting Ukraine’s non-member status in NATO and preparing a framework for security commitments that it can offer once the war with Russia is over. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said NATO wants to bring Sweden into the fold by the time allied leaders meet in Lithuania on July 11-12. The allies also hope to make progress on long-term funding and the security plan for Ukraine at the same event, Stoltenberg said. He said the allies continue to agree that Ukraine will become a NATO member one day but that in the meantime the alliance should provide it with security commitments and substan

Wednesday's 4-team cross-sport parlay picks & predictions at +911 odds

We have put together a 4-pick cross-sport parlay that will take you right through Wednesday, including picks from the Europa League, MLS, and MLB . One pick is taken from each sport with a second pick from the MLS. A winning ticket would give us a very nice payout with odds of +911 at FanDuel Sports book. DraftKings Sportsbook is currently giving new customers $150 in bonus bets when they bet $5. That’s all there is to it! Grab this amazing sign-up offer by clicking this link . Europa League Final pick today: AS Roma To Lift the Trophy over Sevilla (-112), 3:00 pm ET Roma’s form has dipped in the final weeks of the Serie A season as the team has focused on winning this trophy. After beating Bayer Leverkusen in the semifinals, Roma can be confident of thwarting Sevilla, too. A cagey game looks likely and that could mean a long night at the Puskas Arena in Budapest. Roma may be able to grind out a victory, but it could require extra time and even penalties to split the teams. Fo

Murder trial of 'Family Feud' contestant enters 2nd week

Prosecutors say Timothy Bliefnick gained notoriety when he appeared on "Family Feud." The murder trial of a former "Family Feud" contestant accused of killing his wife enters its second week Tuesday in Quincy, a historic city in downstate Illinois that overlooks the Mississippi River. Adams County prosecutors say Tim Bliefnick, 39, killed his estranged wife Rebecca Bliefnick, 41, in February at her house, located just minutes away from his own. Her body was found shot 14 times, officials said. In 2020, Tim Bliefnick gained notoriety when he appeared on an episode of "Family Feud," telling host Steve Harvey his "biggest mistake" at his wedding was saying "I do" to his wife. He is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of home invasion. Tim Bliefnick faces life in prison if convicted. He has pleaded not guilty. Dozens of witnesses, including friends and family of the couple and local police officers, testified in

Kosovo Serbs gather to take over municipality buildings in the north

Ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo have tried to take over the local government buildings where Albanian mayors entered last week with the help of police ZVECAN, Kosovo -- Ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo on Monday tried to take over the local government buildings where Albanian mayors entered last week with the help of police. Kosovar police and NATO-led Kosovo Force were seen protecting the municipality building in Zvecan, one of the four communes to hold snap election last month that was largely boycotted by ethnic Serbs. Only ethnic Albanian or other smaller minority representatives were elected in the mayoral posts and assemblies. More than a dozen Serbs and five Kosovar police officers were injured in clashes last Friday, and Serbian troops on the border with Kosovo were put on high alert the same day. Ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo, who are a majority in that part of the country, tried to block recently elected ethnic Albanian officials from entering municipal buildings . Kosovo

Brisbane bus driver stood down after passenger catches his illegal act while driving

A Brisbane bus driver has been stood down pending an investigation after a passenger caught him watching a video on his phone while driving. The passenger who filmed the driver and posted the video on social media said the bus was full of passengers. Footage appears to show the man wearing earphones, with his phone propped up on the dashboard playing a video. Watch the latest news and stream for free on 7plus >> The female passenger reported the driver to Translink. An investigation is now underway, a Brisbane City Council spokesperson told 7NEWS. A bus driver has been stood down, and an investigation is underway after he was filmed watching a video on his phone while driving . Credit: 7NEWS Loading Facebook Embed “These actions from a professional driver are disappointing, dangerous, and clearly unacceptable,” they said. “The driver has been stood down, and an investigation is underway.” The dangerous act sparked outrage online, with one person saying dismissal was “absol

Ange Postecoglou discusses links to Tottenham

Ange Postecoglou has insisted that he remains focused on Celtic maintaining a strong finish to the season despite being linked with a move to Tottenham. Spurs are on the hunt for a new head coach following Antonio Conte's sacking in March. Cristian Stellini has since been replaced in interim charge by Ryan Mason. Tottenham were targeting Feyenoord's Arne Slot but he surprisingly signed a new contract in Rotterdam this week, though 90min understands the north Londoners have been reluctant to name a top candidate for the job. One name that's emerged recently is that of Postecoglou, who has worked wonders at Celtic in his two years in charge. Postecoglou was asked about this speculation on Friday, to which he replied: "Well, I'm aware of it because everyone keeps asking me about it. It's happened in the past. "I think I've been pretty clear that it's just not the way I think and work. My priority right now is just looking at trying to make sure we ha

Delaware woman pleads guilty to killing 3-year-old daughter, dumping remains on softball field

A Delaware woman is facing decades in prison after pleading guilty to killing her 3-year-old daughter and dumping her burned remains on a softball field DOVER, Del. -- A Delaware woman is facing decades in prison after pleading guilty to killing her 3-year- old daughter and dumping her burned remains on a softball field . Kristie Haas, 31, pleaded guilty Thursday to murder by abuse or neglect, abuse of a corpse, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Prosecutors are recommending a sentence of 50 years in prison on the murder charge, suspended for non-custodial supervision after 30 years behind bars. The murder charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Prosecutors are recommending probation for the other counts and will drop several other felony and misdemeanor charges. “Yes, your honor,” Haas repeatedly intoned softly as Superior Court Judge Noel Primos asked whether she understood the nature of the charges and the consequences of entering a guilty pl

Horse Racing picks for Parx race track on Wednesday, May 24 | Pickswise

There is plenty of great horse racing across America on Wednesday, including at Parx race track. We have been in fine form with our picks for a long time now and we are up +266.03 units with our race selections to our recommended stakes dating back to August 5, 2021. Let’s keep it rolling! Here are our best bets for today’s action at Parx. You can bet on today’s racing with FanDuel and you can get a $1,000 No Sweat First Bet when you sign up for a new account. Click here to take advantage of this can’t-miss offer.   12:40 Parx (Race 1) – Petulant Delight 6/1 (1-star play) The veteran performer registered his 11 th victory at this venue when delivering a three-and-a-half-length success on a good main track over this distance at the start of March. While the gelding has failed to shine in two subsequent start it’s notable that those efforts came over further. The pick has rejoined the Mario A Dominguez barn since that latest effort and back down in trip the son of First Dude lo

Climate protesters dragged from Shell shareholder meeting as they rush stage

Climate change protesters have been dragged away as they tried to storm the stage at Shell’s shareholder meeting LONDON -- Climate change protester s were dragged away as they tried to storm the stage at Shell’s shareholder meeting Tuesday, while activist investors added pressure with a resolution demanding the global oil and gas giant beef up its emissions strategy. Shell Chairman Andrew Mackenzie could not start the meeting for more than an hour as dozens of protesters stood up, chanting and singing “Shut down Shell" and “Go to hell, Shell.” Several who tried to run onto the stage were stopped and carried out of the room by security guards at a London's ExCel conference center. The activists, including members of Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion, say Shell and other fossil fuel firms are making record profits at the cost of the environment. Shell reported a record $39.9 billion profit for 2022. Fossil fuel companies have posted bumper earnings as global oil and natura

Alonso opens door to Verstappen Le Mans partnership

Fernando Alonso has revealed that he would love to com Pet e in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with fellow Formula 1 World Champion Max Verstappen . Alonso has twice won the endurance racing event in 2018 and 2019, com Pet ing for the Toyota squad with teammates Kazuki Nakajima and Sebastien Buemi. While the Spaniard has been focused on the world of F1 since his return to the sport in 2021 following a two-year hiatus, a Le Mans comeback is not something that he would rule out, particularly if Verstappen were to team up with him. Viewed by others: Max Verstappen Verstappen gives definitive answer on any Indy 500 attempts Fernando Alonso Alonso brands Hamilton 'lucky' in r

Football transfer rumours: Ancelotti asks for Tottenham forward; Man City's Kimmich swap offer

90min rounds up the latest  transfer news , rumours and gossip circulating around the world... Carlo Ancelotti has asked Real Madrid to sign Richarlison from Tottenham this summer. The duo previously worked together at Everton. ( Defensa Central ) Barcelona have entered the race to sign Arsenal target Joao Cancelo from Manchester City this summer with the full-back likely to leave the Etihad Stadium. ( Mundo Deportivo ) However, Manchester City are hoping to use Cancelo as a makeweight in a bid to sign Joshua Kimmich - who Arsenal and Barcelona are also interested in - from Bayern Munich . ( Daily Mirror ) Liverpool are close to agreeing personal terms with Brighton's Alexis Mac Allister , but a deal is not complete yet and they could face late competition from Chelsea as Mauricio Pochettino is a fan of the midfielder. ( Fabrizio Romano ) READ MORE FROM THE 90MIN TALKING TRANSFERS TEAM feed Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Napoli defender Kim Min-jae , d

Florida judge rejects attempt by Tiger Woods' ex-girlfriend to throw out nondisclosure agreement

A Florida judge has sided with superstar golfer Tiger Woods in a legal dispute with his ex-girlfriend A Florida judge ruled late Wednesday that the ex-girlfriend of Tiger Woods must abide by a nondisclosure agreement she purportedly signed and resolve her lawsuits seeking millions from the golf superstar through private arbitration behind closed doors. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Metzger, in an 11-page opinion, rejected Erica Herman's attempt to quash the 2017 agreement by saying Woods had committed sexual harassment against her, calling Herman's allegations “vague and threadbare.” “Herman has had the opportunity (to) provide factual specificity for any claim relating to sexual assault or sexual harassment, however, she has not done so,” Metzger wrote. Metzger also said that the evidence shows that a nondisclosure agreement was negotiated between Herman and Woods in 2017, even if her attorney, Benjamin Hodas, now questions whether she actually signed it. At a May 9 hearing, Hodas

Real Madrid bullied out of Champions League and forced into rebuild by Man City

This is never how it ends. Not for Real Madrid. Not for this Real Madrid, the kings of Europe, the rulers of the Champions League. But it did. They were beaten to a pulp. Utterly humiliated. Chewed up and spat out like they were some muck in the farmers league (or the Premier League, as it is more commonly known). Manchester City tore Real Madrid apart on Wednesday night, prevailing 4-0 in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final to dump the reigning holders out. Sure, they had done reasonably well to return to the semi-finals despite a poor domestic season - well done for beating Frank Lampard's Chelsea twice, I guess - and even after the first leg, their aura and mystique in this com Pet ition remained. But the tables had been turned with the switching of legs from last season's meeting, one which notably ended with Man City collapsing under the weight of the Santiago Bernabeu and the 13 European Cups in the trophy cabinet at that point - it soon became 14. Wherea