A US Navy seaman and his wife pleaded guilty on Thursday in a Virginia federal court to charges of dealing heroin on board a warship, court documents show.
Donald McManus, 22, and Breanna McManus, 23, of Wallingford, Connecticut, sold heroin last spring aboard the USS George H.W. Bush while the aircraft carrier was docked at a naval station in Norfolk, according to court documents filed with the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia.
Donald McManus is a Navy sailor. His wife, a civilian, assisted by smuggling the drugs on board the ship, according to the documents, and one sailor later overdosed.
The couple was charged in August with distributing and possession with intent to distribute heroin. They each face a maximum of 20 years in prison when sentenced in January.
(Editing by Frank McGurty and Eric Walsh)
Trump’s ignorance has touched off a new crisis in Kashmir
South Asia is again in crisis and could be on the brink of war. For the second time in six months, the world is on tenterhooks, waiting to see what turn events will take. Because the two antagonists are armed with nuclear weapons, the possibility of a confrontation is taken seriously. And as has happened before, Kashmir is at the center of the dispute that has kept India and Pakistan at loggerheads for over 70 years.
The simmering cauldron came to a boil about 10 days ago, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, flush after a landslide electoral victory, revoked Article 370 of the Indian constitution, which established special status of the disputed territory. As expected, public reaction has been strong. In a bid to control the situation, the government has imposed a curfew and a clampdown on communications, cutting off the Kashmiris from the outside world.
QAnon is the conspiracy theory that won’t die: Here’s what they believe — and why they’re wrong
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This article first appeared in Salon.
Dayton mayor assigned 24-hour security detail after Trump feud prompts death threats
Dayton, Ohio Mayor Nan Whaley has been assigned security detail after President Donald Trump turned his ire on the grieving local leader in the wake of a massacre in her city earlier this month that killed 9.
“Get the hell out of this country you disrespectful trash,” reads one message Whaley received, according to the Dayton Daily News. “Treason is death.”
Others “[contained] extremely abusive language and expletive-laced insults,” the paper reported.