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FBI Most Wanted fugitive arrested in El Paso

A Milwaukee double murder suspect listed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list was arrested in El Paso Sunday morning.
Terry A.D. Strickland, 24, was arrested by El Paso FBI agents and El Paso police officers in connection with the shooting of two men during a fight on July 17 at a home in Milwaukee, officials said. He was booked into the El Paso County Jail.
Strickland did not answer any questions from the El Paso Times as he was being walked into the county jail. It wasn't immediately clear why he was in El Paso, near the Mexican border, but FBI officials planned a news conference for 2 p.m. MT Sunday in El Paso.
When he was added to the most-wanted list last month, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said he was accused of having "cold-bloodedly killed" two innocent men, Maurice Brown Jr. and Michael Allen Reed.
Strickland then approached Brown, 38, who had fallen to the ground, and shot him multiple times before turning to Reed, 39, and shooting him in the head…

Afcon 2017: Mahrez scores twice to rescue Algeria

Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria left it late to earn a 2-2 draw with Zimbabwe at the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Leicester winger put his side ahead with a curling shot in off the post.
But Kudakwashe Mahachi's low shot into the corner and a Nyasha Mushekwi penalty made it 2-1 to Zimbabwe - a lead they held until the 82nd minute.
Algeria hit the bar twice before Mahrez levelled with a speculative 25-yard shot that Zimbabwe goalkeeper Tatenda Mukuruva should have saved.
While Mukuruva may feel embarrassed at his error, Algeria just about managed to save their own blushes as they rescued a point from their Group B opener - a match they were very much expected to win.
Zimbabwe, making their first appearance at the finals since 2006, will perhaps count themselves a little unlucky after playing some excellent football.
Khama Billiat was superb for the Warriors and was only denied a spectacular 30-yard goal by an outstanding fingertip save from Algeria goalkeeper Rais Mbholi, …

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Divide Assets: He Gets His Cars and Houses, She Gets the Dogs

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are divvying up their assets after their divorce was officially finalized on Friday.
Court documents obtained by PEOPLE outline how the former couple will divide their assets and property. Heard will keep the dogs — Pistol and Boo — who were at the center of the couple’s infamous dog smuggling showdown with Australian officials in 2015.
Heard will also keep a horse named Arrow, as well as two vehicles, a 2015 Range Rover and a 1968 Ford Mustang.
Depp came away with all of his properties and real estate holdings across the globe, including Los Angeles, his home state of Kentucky, France and the Bahamas, where he retreated during his divorce.
In addition, there are 42 vehicles listed in documents that Depp will hang on to, including a variety of cars, motorcycles, boats and even golf carts.
The documents also reveal the scheduled payment plan for the $7 million settlement Heard was awarded.
Depp has already paid $200,000 and owes $1 million next week, a…

Controversial megachurch pastor Eddie Long dies at 63

Bishop Eddie Long, the controversial Georgia-based head of one of the nation's largest megachurches, has died, according to the church he presided over. He was 63. 
Long died after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer, according to a statement by the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.  "Bishop Long was known as one of the most influential faith leaders in the world," the church said in the statement. "He stood strong as a Kingdom Builder, pioneering leader, and revolutionary mind changer." "Although his transition leaves a void for those of us who loved him dearly, we can celebrate and be happy for him, knowing he's at peace," his wife Vanessa Long said in the statement.  At its peak New Birth Missionary Baptist Church had about 25,000 members. But Long had a controversial past. In 2010, he and his church settled a lawsuit filed by four young men who accused him of pressuring them into sexual relationships while they were teenager…

Saudi dad arrested after video shows him slapping his infant daughter, baby rescued & reunited with mother

Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested a father who was seen on a video clip slapping his infant daughter and violently shaking her.
The 29-year-old Saudi national was apprehended after his divorced wife, Nareeman, posted the clip on twitter, pleading for assisting to rescue their daughter Dareen from the torture inflicted by her dad.

 "I urge every official and every lawyer to protect my daughter from torture,” the mother tweeted.
The video went viral and the authorities responded by asking the mother to contact them in order to help end the baby's ordeal. The wife, 23, told Saudi daily Okaz that she was a Syrian citizen and that she married her Saudi husband four years earlier under an agreement that he would give her 100,000 Saudi Riyals in case they divorced. "The marriage was approved by both our families and last four years," Nareeman said. "We had our baby daughter three months ago. I discovered that he never authenticated our marriage contract, wh…

Akufo-Addo laughs off plagiarism gaffe

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has for the first time spoken about his inaugural speech plagiarism gaffe, but on a lighter note.

Akufo-Addo court international embarrassment when it became evident that aspects of his inaugural speech on January 7, 2017 were riddled with plagiarised quotes of two former US presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton.

Speaking at a thanksgiving service at the Ridge Church in Accra for successfully taking over the administration of Ghana, Akufo-Addo amused the congregation when he appropriately sourced a quote from the Bible and reminded them that he has purged himself of any form of plagiarism.

“I want to refer to the book of Lamentation 3: 25, 26: ‘The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord,’” he read from the Bible.

Akufo-Addo then broke the silence in the church auditorium when he joked, “end of the quote. I have had problems with quot…

Gambia president-elect Barrow 'to stay in Senegal until inauguration'

The Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow is to remain in Senegal until his planned inauguration on Thursday, state media in Senegal say.
The move was requested by West African leaders after a Mali summit, APS said.
President Yahya Jammeh, who initially admitted election defeat, says he will not step down until May, when the supreme court can hear his challenge.
Regional bloc Ecowas wants the UN to approve military action if Mr Barrow's inauguration on Thursday is blocked. 
On Saturday leaders repeated their calls for Mr Jammeh to go voluntarily at an Africa-France summit in Bamako.
Mali's president Ibrahim Keita called for "proverbial African wisdom" to prevail to avert a bloodbath and there are growing fears that the uncertainty could cause a refugee exodus. 
Thousands of Gambians, mostly women and children, have already crossed the border into neighbouring Senegal and further afield to Guinea-Bissau, where they do not require a visa, officials say.
Mr Barr…

Photos: Actress Kafui Danku Outdoors Adorable ‘Baby Lorde’

Movie Producer and top Ghanaian actress, Kafui Danku, was joined by family and friends at the St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Osu in Accra to outdoor her adorable daughter ‘Baby Lorde’.
The event, which also included Baptism and a Thanksgiving ceremony was held on Saturday 14th January, 2016 at the same venue.
Loved ones and guests could not help but cuddle Baby Lorde, such a silky beauty she is.

More photos after the cut......

Jennifer Holliday Pulls Out of Trump Inauguration, Apologizes to LGBT Community

Jennifer Holliday has canceled her appearance at Donald Trump's inauguration event next week, calling her decision to perform a "lapse of judgement."
In an open letter, provided exclusively to TheWrap, the "Dreamgirls" star apologized to the LGBT community, saying she was "uneducated on the issues that affect every American at this crucial time in history and for causing such dismay and heartbreak to my fans."
The Tony and Grammy winner came under fire from some of her fans on Friday after it was announced that she was set to perform at a concert as part of Trump's inauguration festivities.
Holliday, considered a longtime LGBT ally, explained that she changed her mind after reading a Friday Daily Beast story titled, "Jennifer Holliday Will Perform at Trump's Inauguration, Which Is Heartbreaking to Gay Fans."
The article argued that the singer's decision to participate in the inaugural event was "an act that seems to defy everyth…

Video shows police tackling and beating a black man suspected of stealing a car. It was his.

Pinned to the ground by officers who kneed and struck him, Lawrence Crosby screamed whatever he could think of to convince them that he was a law-abiding PhD student, not a violent car thief.

“This is my vehicle, sir,” he said, his voice captured by the dashboard-camera video. “I have evidence

. . . I purchased this vehicle Jan. 23, 2015, from Libertyville Chevrolet.”
It wasn’t enough. The officers placed him in handcuffs in the driveway of a church, two blocks from the police station in Evanston, Ill.
Police released the dash-cam video earlier this week, detailing the half-hour encounter that sparked a civil suit from Crosby and a discussion about race and policing in this city of 75,000, just north of Chicago.
The video includes footage from the dash cam of one of the officers involved in the altercation. But it’s also synced with video of a personal dash cam Crosby kept running in his car.
On that night in October 2015, Crosby was headed to Northwestern University, where he was studying …