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Financial issues plagued family before dad allegedly killed wife, kids

Click to expand Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO UP NEXT Video by NBC News Three years before Weld County investigators believe Chris Watts killed his wife and their two children, the Watts family filed for bankruptcy with less than $10 left in their savings accounts, according to federal court documents reviewed by 9Wants to Know.  Chris and Shanann Watts jointly sought Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in June 2015 after amassing more than $70,000 of debt for unpaid credit cards, medical bills and student loans. RELATED | Body recovered that is ‘quite certain’ to be Shanann Watts, search for girls’ bodies continue In a June 5, 2015 filing with the United States Bankruptcy Court in Denver, Shanann and Chris Watts reported their two savings accounts contained just $3.5...

Commander of bin Laden raid to Trump: Revoke my clearance, too

© Associated Press FILE – In this Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, U.S. Navy Adm. William McRaven, the next chancellor of the University of Texas System, addresses the Texas Board of Regents, in Austin, Texas. McRaven is running into political problems in his role as chancellor of the University of Texas System. The retired Navy admiral who planned the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden faces an uncertain future as chancellor, as his three-year contract expires at the end of 2017. After multiple clashes with lawmakers and a new makeup of the Board of Regents he works for, it’s an open question as to whether he’ll be back. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) The admiral who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden said Thursday he’d consider it...

Vatican condemns reported sex abuse by Pennsylvania priests

The Vatican expressed “shame and sorrow” Thursday over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses in that state, calling the abuse “criminally and morally reprehensible” and says Pope Francis wants to eradicate “this tragic horror.” In a written statement using uncharacteristically strong language for the Holy See even in matters like the long-running abuse scandals staining the U.S. church, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke sought to assure victims that “the pope is on their side.” Pope Francis himself wasn’t quoted in the statement, and there was no mention of demands in the United States among some Roman Catholics for the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Wa...

Bin Laden raid commander defends Brennan, says ‘revoke my security clearance as well’

The retired U.S. Navy admiral who led the mission to kill Osama bin Laden is defending former CIA director John Brennan after President Donald Trump revoked his security clearance earlier this week. In an op-ed for the Washington Post on Thursday, retired Adm. William McRaven asks Trump to revoke his own security clearance in solidarity with Brennan, a frequent critic of the president. “Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don’t know him,” McRaven wrote. “Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presid...

Body of missing Colorado woman found at husband’s place of work, police say

The body of a pregnant Colorado mom who was killed along with her young daughters was recovered Thursday at the place of work of Chris Watts — the woman’s husband, the children’s father and the man accused of killing them all. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said authorities found the body of 34-year-old Shanann Watts three days after she was reported missing. Her body was found on the property owned by Anadarko Petroleum, where her husband worked. Chris Watts has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder.  (Weld County Jail) John Camper, director for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, said cops have strong reason to believe they know where the bodies of her two daughters, 3-year-old Celeste and 4-year-old Bella, may be and are trying to recover them. “This ...

Lara Trump blasts Omarosa ‘betrayal,’ calls latest tape a ‘fraud’

Lara Trump is calling the latest tape leak by Omarosa Manigault Newman a ‘betrayal.’  (AP) Lara Trump tore into her old friend Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday after she released a tape of the president’s daughter-in-law offering her a job on the 2020 campaign shortly after being fired from the White House. “I hope it’s all worth it for you, Omarosa, because some things you just can’t put a price on,” Trump, a senior campaign adviser, said in a statement. She fired back after Manigault Newman appeared on MSNBC and aired excerpts from a tape that appeared to show Lara Trump offering her a job at $180,000 a year to join President Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, after she was fired in December 2017. On the tape, Lara Trump appears to make reference to a New York Times...

DOJ announces second sexual harassment in workplace lawsuit

For the second time this year, the Justice Department is taking action against alleged perpetrators of sexual harassment in the workplace as part of an initiative to combat the problem. On Wednesday, the Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit against a government contractor providing support to teachers in Allegan County, Michigan, on behalf of two teachers who say they were subjected to sexual harassment at work. The suit alleges that the two women faced harassment by their former principal at the school where they worked. The DOJ alleges that the two teachers were subjected to “verbal abuse as well as unwanted physical touching that escalated to physical assaults,” the Justice Department said. The principal, according to the DOJ, was later convicted of criminal assault and ...

Photos: Fireworks over Malta

By By Canice Leung, Reuters of Reuters | Enthusiasts celebrate during a mechanized ground fireworks display during week-long celebrations marking the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady in Mosta, Malta early August 15, 2018. © REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Trump’s military parade in Washington may cost $92 million

Aerial view of White House, Old Executive Office Building, Pennsylvania Avenue and the U.S. Capitol,Aerial view of White House, Old Executive Office Building, Pennsylvania Avenue and the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C. © Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC WASHINGTON — The estimated cost of the military parade requested by President Donald Trump has risen again to as much as $92 million, according to a defense official. The cost of the parade, scheduled for Nov. 10 in Washington, D.C., was initially reported as $12 million, and was based on the cost of the victory parade held in the capital after the 1991 Gulf War, said the officials. The Washington Post estimated the cost of the 1991 victory parade as $8 million. Back in February, White House budget directo...

FDA approves first generic EpiPen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions. The approval is part of the FDA’s “longstanding commitment” to providing access to low-cost generic alternatives, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. “This approval means patients living with severe allergies who require constant access to life-saving epinephrine should have a lower-cost option, as well as another approved product to help protect against potential drug shortages,” the commissioner said. It is unclear how much the generic product — manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals — will cost. In August 2016, Mylan Pharmaceuticals was criticized for raising the ...