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Teacher donates kidney to student

A Paulding County teacher is giving the gift of life to one of his students. Kaden Koebcke, 12, has needed a new kidney for most of his life. Today, Kaden is undergoing a transplant at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. The donor is William Wilkinson – Kaden’s 6th grade technology teacher at Grace Christian Academy in Powder Springs.  >> Read more trending...
Firefighters dig trapped tortoise out from hole

Firefighters dig trapped tortoise out from hole

A group of California firefighters are heroes to a slow-moving victim that found itself in a precarious position.  Bentley, a 25-year-old sulcata tortoise, had become trapped in a hole in Kern County, California, KABC reported.  His owner called for help when Bentley couldn’t emerge from the ground. That’s when firefighters from the Rosamond and Mojave station jumped into...
LAPD investigates man slapping hippo at L.A. Zoo

LAPD investigates man slapping hippo at L.A. Zoo

Police in Los Angeles are investigating a wild incident at the Los Angeles Zoo.  Video came to light of a man who climbed over a railing at the zoo and then is seen slapping a hippopotamus on its rear end. Zoo officials said that they learned about the video when it appeared on social media. They in turn told police about the incident and posted a no trespassing sign on the exhibit, ...
US Defense Secretary Mattis pitches closer US-Brazil ties

US Defense Secretary Mattis pitches closer US-Brazil ties

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made a pitch on Tuesday to Brazil for building a closer defense partnership with the United States, including in space research. Speaking to military students at Brazil's senior war college in Rio de Janeiro, Mattis encouraged them to remember and follow their nation's long tradition of working with the U.S. military, including as allies in World War II. Mattis' visit...
Man wades into bears’ feeding area for selfie, could face criminal charges

Man wades into bears’ feeding area for selfie, could face criminal charges

A river selfie with some bears has landed a man in hot water in Alaska. Anchorage Daily News reported that a man waded into a stream in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve to get a photo with some brown bears that were fishing for salmon at Brooks Falls. The section of the park was closed to tourists, the National Park Service said in a statement. The encounter happened last week, ...
The Latest: Italian leader: 22 dead in an

The Latest: Italian leader: 22 dead in an "immense tragedy"

The Latest on the collapse of a bridge in Italy (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Italy's leader says 22 people have been killed and 16 injured in a highway bridge collapse in Genoa and he fears that the final death toll may rise further. Premier Giuseppe Conte traveled to the site of the disaster late Tuesday in the port city, calling it an "immense tragedy." He told RAI state TV "it is...
The Latest: Afghan aid group offers to help Ghazni's wounded

The Latest: Afghan aid group offers to help Ghazni's wounded

The Latest on developments in Afghanistan after a surge in Taliban attacks (all times local): 2:50 p.m. An Afghan aid group is offering to help with the wounded in the eastern city of Ghazni where critical battles are underway between government forces and the Taliban and where the local hospitals have been overwhelmed with casualties. At least 120 Afghan forces and civilians have been killed, along...
Taliban overrun Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

Taliban overrun Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

The Taliban overran a remote base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers, as Afghan forces battled the insurgents for the fifth straight day in the eastern city of Ghazni on Tuesday, trying to flush them out of the city's outskirts, officials said. The Taliban claimed that dozens of forces at the northern base, known as camp Chinaya, had surrendered while others were captured. At least 19 soldiers...
Gates testimony dredges up Trump inaugural spending mystery

Gates testimony dredges up Trump inaugural spending mystery

Donald Trump's inaugural committee pushed back hard last summer on questions about whether the unprecedented $107 million budget for the event was fraught with cost overruns and misspending. A top inauguration official assured The Associated Press that spending had been restrained and monitored. In court last week, that same official — Rick Gates — acknowledged that he personally may have...
Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That's raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began when some of the current U.S. troops were in diapers. A Taliban assault on Ghazni, a key city linking areas of Taliban...

NYC subway riders beat conductor in attack caught on video

Police are looking for two irate New York City subway riders who punched a conductor in the face after he announced a train was going express. It happened shortly after 4:30 a.m. Saturday at the Grant Avenue station in Brooklyn. The transit workers' union, TWU Local 100, says the conductor announced that his A train would be making express stops, and then a man approached the conductor's booth window...

Reports of election site hacking rankle Florida officials

Child's play or a signs of a serious security problem in one of the nation's swing states? That's the question confronting Florida election officials who are pushing back against reports that an 11-year-old hacked a replica of the state's election website. Multiple media outlets over the weekend reported that children at a hacking conference in Las Vegas were able to easily hack into a version of...
Why Georgia couple kept welcoming children with special needs

Why Georgia couple kept welcoming children with special needs

Lexie is relaxing in her mama’s lap when a nurse arrives and leads them to the second floor of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and eventually to Room 16. It is just 7:30 a.m., one hour since Amy Delaney made the nearly two-hour drive from her home in Calhoun to Children’s, a place so familiar she could navigate its corridors blindfolded if she had to. Lexie, too. Taken together...
Kevin Hart surprises 18 students with HBCU scholarships

Kevin Hart surprises 18 students with HBCU scholarships

Kevin Hart surprised 18 students with a scholarship aimed at supporting historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, and the students who attend them. The honor is part of a $600,000 scholarship program from the United Negro College Fund launched in partnership with Hart’s Help From The Hart Charity and the Knowledge Is Power Program, or KIPP, public charter schools. The scholarship...
Cerabino: Trump’s talk of a Space Force is a launching of merchandise

Cerabino: Trump’s talk of a Space Force is a launching of merchandise

News item: The Trump administration ramped up its call for a sixth branch of the military, called Space Force, to protect America from attacks launched from outer space. *** Space Force merchandise! Now, it makes sense. This is the zero-gravity version of Trump University. “President Trump wants a SPACE FORCE — a ground breaking endeavor for the future of America and the final frontier...
Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn't eat

Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn't eat

Researchers carrying out unprecedented efforts to save an ailing young killer whale in the U.S. Northwest released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca but didn't see her take any of the fish. The operation that dropped eight salmon from a boat Sunday is part of an extraordinary response effort to save the 3 ½-year-old critically endangered whale called J50, who is malnourished...
Charge added against California serial killing suspect

Charge added against California serial killing suspect

Prosecutors added another murder charge Monday against a California serial killing suspect, boosting the number of victims to 13 in the Golden State Killer case. Former police officer Joseph DeAngelo, 72, was charged with first-degree murder in the 1975 killing of community college teacher Claude Snelling, who was shot while stopping the kidnapping of his 16-year-old daughter in Visalia, Tulare County...
Taliban offensive exposes fragile US hopes for Afghan peace

Taliban offensive exposes fragile US hopes for Afghan peace

A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That's raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began when some of the current U.S. troops were in diapers. A Taliban assault on Ghazni, a key city linking areas of Taliban...
Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compound

Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compound

A state judge on Monday cleared the way for five defendants who were arrested on child abuse charges at a remote New Mexico compound to be released pending trial despite authorities' suspicions that the group was training children to use firearms for an anti-government mission. Judge Sarah Backus set a $20,000 bond for each defendant and ordered that the two men and three women wear ankle monitors...
Officers evacuate dozens of animals as California wildfire closes in on SPCA shelter

Officers evacuate dozens of animals as California wildfire closes in on SPCA shelter

Humans aren’t the only ones being forced to evacuate their homes as wildfires blaze through parts of California. Bodycam footage shows police officers in Solano County helping SPCA personnel evacuate dozens of pets on Aug. 10. Vacaville police officers and first responders were called to the shelter as the Nelson Fire surrounded the SPCA of Solano County. On Facebook, the organization wrote...
Shooter charged with manslaughter in Florida ‘stand your ground’ case

Shooter charged with manslaughter in Florida ‘stand your ground’ case

The shooter in a July “stand your ground” case in Florida was charged with manslaughter on Monday by the state attorney, officials said. >> Read more trending news  Michael Drejka, 47, who is white, shot Markeis McGlockton, 28, who is black, after an argument July 19 over a handicap parking space in front of a Clearwater convenience store.  McGlockton came outside of the...
Nebraska set for execution after about-face on death penalty

Nebraska set for execution after about-face on death penalty

Three years after Nebraska lawmakers voted to abolish capital punishment, the state is preparing to carry out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday in a bewildering about-face driven largely by the state's Republican governor. Gov. Pete Ricketts, a wealthy former businessman, helped finance a ballot drive to reinstate capital punishment after lawmakers overrode his veto in 2015. His administration...
Teacher candidacies surge in wake of spring walkouts

Teacher candidacies surge in wake of spring walkouts

The spring of teacher uprisings has given way to summer, but these are anything but lazy days for educators continuing the fight through their own election campaigns. Hundreds of teachers are running for office in November elections, campaigning primarily on promises to address public education spending cuts and meager pay hikes that provoked walkouts in states including Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky...
Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson both came out Monday against boycotting Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson, the day after President Donald Trump said it would be "great" if there was a boycott. Trump's Sunday tweet forced Walker and other Republicans to take a position on the sticky political issue involving an iconic Wisconsin company just ahead...
North Carolina mother warning after mosquito bite sends 6-year-old son to ICU

North Carolina mother warning after mosquito bite sends 6-year-old son to ICU

A 6-year-old North Carolina boy is in the intensive care unit after getting infected with a rare mosquito-borne illness. >> Read more trending news  "His lips were blue, his eyes were fixed," said Noah Surrett’s mother, LoriAnne. "This is something that no parent should have to go through -- just over a mosquito bite." Noah was diagnosed with La Crosse...
Key Afghan city turned into 'ghost town' by deadly battles

Key Afghan city turned into 'ghost town' by deadly battles

Hundreds of people have fled four days of fierce fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over the key provincial capital of Ghazni that has killed about 120 security forces and civilians, the defense minister and witnesses said Monday. Nearly 200 insurgents, many of them foreigners, have been killed, the government said. Between the civilians have left the city and those too fearful to venture...
The Latest: Scores killed fighting Taliban in Afghan city

The Latest: Scores killed fighting Taliban in Afghan city

The Latest on the fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in the city of Ghazni (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Afghanistan's defense minister says the ongoing battle with the Taliban in the eastern city of Ghazni has killed about 100 policemen and soldiers, as well as at least 20 civilians. Gen. Tareq Shah Bahrami gave the toll at a press conference on Monday, the fourth day of fighting...
Perseid meteor shower 2018: 13 stunning photos of nature's light show

Perseid meteor shower 2018: 13 stunning photos of nature's light show

The Perseid meteor shower, which occurs every August due to debris left behind from Comet Swift-Tuttle, peaked this weekend, offering stunning light displays in the night sky. According to Space.com, the shower peaked overnight Aug. 11-12 and again Aug. 12-13. >> Read more trending news  Social media lit up with images of the celestial phenomenon. Here are some of our favorites...
Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests

Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests

Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism is unwelcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the end, fewer than two dozen white nationalists showed up. The events in Washington and others in Charlottesville, largely peaceful though tense at times...
Sea-Tac stolen plane crash: Data recorder, human remains found

Sea-Tac stolen plane crash: Data recorder, human remains found

Officials at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport said an airline employee stole a plane Friday and died after crashing on an island in Puget Sound, according to multiple news sources. >> Read more trending news  According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, Richard Russell, the “suicidal” 29-year-old airline employee died when he crashed an unoccupied Horizon Air Bombardier...
7-year-old boy set on fire by other child, mother says

7-year-old boy set on fire by other child, mother says

A 7-year-old boy was hospitalized after another boy poured nail polish remover on him then lit him on fire, the victim’s mother said. >> Read more trending news  Julien Sandlin is likely going to need skin grafts because of the Aug. 6 incident, his mother Ashley Lyons told WDAF. “It’s a very painful process for him,” Lyons told the Kansas City Star. &ldquo...
The Latest: 1 arrest made in DC in Charlottesville protests

The Latest: 1 arrest made in DC in Charlottesville protests

The Latest on events marking the anniversary of violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The police chief in Washington, D.C., says only one person was arrested after a chaotic day of protests and counterprotests centered around a white nationalist rally in front of the White House. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser hailed the police department's performance...

China expels German student who researched rights lawyers

A German man has learned the hard way that practicing journalism in China, even for a class project, could lead to serious trouble. David Missal, 24, was pursuing a master's degree in journalism and communication at prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing. He landed in Duesseldorf on Sunday after Chinese immigration authorities told him his student visa was canceled and he had a week to leave China...
Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend

Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison on Sunday denied an allegation from an ex-girlfriend that he had once dragged her off a bed while screaming obscenities at her — an allegation that came just days before a Tuesday primary in which the congressman is among several Democrats running for state attorney general. The allegation first surfaced Saturday night from Karen Monahan after her son alleged in...
Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters made steady progress Sunday in battling a wildfire that destroyed 16 structures as it raged through Southern California's Cleveland National Forest. The Holy Fire was 41 percent contained Sunday afternoon after burning across 35.5 square miles (92 kilometers) of dry timber and brush, said Lynne Tolmachoff of the California Department of Forestry...
2 people rescued after being trapped on bungee ride in Branson 

2 people rescued after being trapped on bungee ride in Branson 

Two people were rescued after being trapped 100 feet in the air on a bungee ride Saturday night in Branson, Missouri, KYTV reported. >> Read more trending news  Branson firefighters climbed the ride’s towers to free the occupants at Branson Frontier Adventures, the television station reported. No one was injured, KYTV reported.  The incident comes after 17 people...
Find an eagle feather? US law says don't take it. Cuomo did

Find an eagle feather? US law says don't take it. Cuomo did

At an event in the Adirondacks last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recounted a treasured memory of the time his family retrieved an eagle feather from Saranac Lake and kept it after one of the beautiful birds swooped near his canoe. In telling the story , the New York Democrat was unknowingly confessing a crime. A federal law prohibits non-Native Americans from possessing bald eagle parts, including feathers...
Against all odds: Democrats pour money into longshot races

Against all odds: Democrats pour money into longshot races

Thara Narasimhan, who hosts an Hindu radio program in Houston, has already given $1,200 to a Democrat running against Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, who once drove around his solidly conservative Texas district with a "NEVER HILLARY" bumper sticker on his pickup. Her plans to donate even more bewilder friends. "It's not the question of why I have to support a failing candidate,"...
Who was Richard Russell? 7 things to know 

Who was Richard Russell? 7 things to know 

Family members of the man who stole an empty Horizon Air plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport late Friday and then died when he crashed the plane on a remote island said they were “stunned and heartbroken” and “devastated by the events.” >> Read more trending news  Richard Russell was “a faithful husband, loving son and good friend,” a friend...
Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly far-right protest

Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly far-right protest

A year after a deadly gathering of far-right extremists in Charlottesville, less than two dozen white nationalists marched Sunday across from the White House, their numbers dwarfed by thousands of counterprotesters, while the mother of a woman killed at last summer's protest said the country continues to face unhealed racial wounds. The events, largely peaceful though tense at times in Charlottesville...
Florida men pretending to work for water company distract, steal from 95-year-old woman, police say

Florida men pretending to work for water company distract, steal from 95-year-old woman, police say

Investigators from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office are looking for two men who posed as water company employees as they distracted and stole from a 95-year-old woman. >> Read more trending news  The woman called deputies Thursday afternoon to report that a man came to her Lake Mary home, claiming to work for an unnamed water company. The man told the woman he needed to do work...
Don’t put your feet on hot car dashboards, experts say

Don’t put your feet on hot car dashboards, experts say

It may be comfortable to prop your feet up on the dashboard of a the car during a long road trip, but officials are warning riders of potential consequences that could befall a front-seat passenger whose feet aren’t on the floor of a vehicle. A new study from Arizona State University finds that you can cook an egg on a car dashboard, after about an hour in 100-degree temperature, ABC Chicago...
Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

Ramsey and Amy Pruchnic lived in the Seattle area for five years before deciding they wanted to escape the Puget Sound rat race and move closer to family on the opposite side of the state. Now they own their own businesses and live in a 1928 farmhouse on 10 rural acres they bought just south of Spokane, near the Idaho border, where they are raising three children and 18 chickens. "The honeymoon...
Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

Add this to the challenges facing California wildfire victims: Tariffs. The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building homes. That especially squeezes homeowners who seek to rebuild quickly after losing their houses to natural disasters, such as the wildfires scorching parts of California. The Trump administration's tariffs have raised...
Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

Add this to the challenges facing California wildfire victims: Tariffs. The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building homes. That especially squeezes homeowners who seek to rebuild quickly after losing their houses to natural disasters, such as the wildfires scorching parts of California. The Trump administration's tariffs have raised...
Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said Saturday that no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest. The Global Times said that local officials in the town of Weizhou in Ningxia, a region that's home to many ethnic minority Hui Muslims, must act against what it described...
Mountain lion breaks into Colorado home, kills cat

Mountain lion breaks into Colorado home, kills cat

A mountain lion wandered into a Colorado home for more than an hour Thursday, killing a cat before police and wildlife officials were able to scare it away, The Daily Camera of Boulder reported. >> Read more trending news  Boulder police spokeswoman Shannon Aulabaugh said homeowners returned to their Boulder residence at 10:40 p.m. when they found the animal roaming inside the building...
Police: Michigan mother arrested after intoxicated teens found at house party

Police: Michigan mother arrested after intoxicated teens found at house party

A mother in Michigan was arrested after police said she hosted a house party in July for her teen son and his friends in which alcohol and marijuana were being used. Nichole Lynn Thomson, 37, was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and disorderly conduct, WXYZ reported. >> Read more trending news  Police responded July 21 to Thomson's house in Wyandotte after...
McDonald’s salad cyclosporiasis outbreak: Over 400 people reported sick 

McDonald’s salad cyclosporiasis outbreak: Over 400 people reported sick 

Update 5:46 p.m. EDT Aug. 10: As of Aug. 9, 436 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclospora infection were reported after consumption of salads from McDonald's restaurants, according to information released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Original report: More than 100 additional cases of cyclospora infection have been reported by federal health officials Thursday...
5-foot iguana on the loose in Milwaukee neighborhood

5-foot iguana on the loose in Milwaukee neighborhood

A man’s iguana jumped out of a second story window and ran away more than a month ago, running loose throughout a Milwaukee neighborhood.  >> Read more trending news  Zach Hauser moved from California to Wisconsin with Nail, which he has had for nine years, WDJT reported. The 25-pound iguana was in its cage above “The Turning Page” comic book store when it escaped...
2018 Teen Choice Awards: What time, channel, who is nominated?

2018 Teen Choice Awards: What time, channel, who is nominated?

The 2018 Teen Choice Awards are in August, and the fan-voted award show celebrates music, movies, TV fashion and the internet. With some new categories this year, the show promises to bring together the biggest stars to receive the iconic Surfboard Award in Los Angeles. >> Read more trending news  Fans were able to vote for final nominees through Twitter and the Teen Choice Awards...
Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim

Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, calling the allegations sensational, demanded on Friday that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's crucial election. Scott, a Republican, is running against Nelson, a Democrat, in November's midterm elections. During a campaign stop in Tampa, Scott said...
The Latest: Official says sanctions lack 'state seriousness'

The Latest: Official says sanctions lack 'state seriousness'

The Latest on Turkey's financial turmoil (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A Turkish official says U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to double tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum imports, which he announced on Twitter, lacked "state seriousness." Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy also said on Friday that imposing sanctions on a NATO ally wouldn't help Washington achieve its goals and...
FDA allows marketing for phone app used to prevent pregnancy

FDA allows marketing for phone app used to prevent pregnancy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will allow marketing for the first phone app that can be used to prevent pregnancy. In a Friday news release, the FDA said the app, called Natural Cycles, has an algorithm that determines the days of the month when a woman will likely get pregnant based on menstrual cycle information and daily body temperature -- a contraception method called fertility awareness...
What happened at Charlottesville: Looking back on the anniversary of the deadly rally

What happened at Charlottesville: Looking back on the anniversary of the deadly rally

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of a bloody clash between white supremacists and counterprotesters that left three dead and dozens wounded, the governor of Virginia this week declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlottesville. Gov. Ralph Northam said he wanted to get out ahead of any potential trouble in the city, where violence broke out Aug. 12 last year as supporters of Unite the...
Texas woman gets requests for makeup tips after mugshot goes viral

Texas woman gets requests for makeup tips after mugshot goes viral

A former Texas A&M University student who was arrested for marijuana possession has turned into an internet sensation after her mugshot went viral. Marshala Perkins, 19, said she “was bored” the night of her Feb. 6 arrest and did a makeup tutorial on Facebook Live before going out to a party, the Star-Telegraph reported. >> Read more trending news  Her mugshot...
Teens recover after being struck by lightning at park

Teens recover after being struck by lightning at park

Two 13-year-old boys struck by lightning Wednesday at a park are recovering from their injuries.  >> Read more trending news  “I couldn’t move, I couldn’t feel my arms. I couldn’t feel anything,” Javier Tapia, who was walking with his friend, Josiah Wiedman, who was holding a skateboard which was struck, shocking both boys, told KPNX. A bystander...
Mom gives daughter’s teacher new car so educator doesn’t have to ride multiple buses to work

Mom gives daughter’s teacher new car so educator doesn’t have to ride multiple buses to work

Courtney Adeleye, the CEO and founder of The Mane Choice line of hair care products, is known by her social media followers as someone who pays it forward.  But her latest act of goodwill will make sure an Alabama teacher will be able to get to school on her own, CBS News reported. The teacher, who had never had a new car of her own, had to make multiple bus transfers or ask for a ride just to...
Police: Pizza delivery driver stabbed during robbery, shoots and kills suspect

Police: Pizza delivery driver stabbed during robbery, shoots and kills suspect

A pizza delivery driver was stabbed late Thursday during an attempted robbery in Beaver County, then shot and killed the suspect, according to authorities. It happened just before midnight along Second Avenue in Beaver Falls, police said.  Investigators told WPXI reporter Liz Kilmer the pizza delivery driver was walking back to his car after making a delivery when he was approached by the...
UK man pleads guilty to plotting van attack on London street

UK man pleads guilty to plotting van attack on London street

A Muslim convert pleaded guilty Friday to plotting an Islamic State group-inspired van attack on crowds in London's busy Oxford Street shopping district. During a hearing at London's Central Criminal Court, Lewis Ludlow admitted preparing acts of terrorism and fundraising for the militant group. Prosecutors say the 26-year-old wrote down his attack plans, saying Oxford Street was an "ideal"...
Kobach recuses himself from vote counting in his own primary vs. Colyer

Kobach recuses himself from vote counting in his own primary vs. Colyer

Newly discovered vote-tallying discrepancies have whittled down the lead Kris Kobach held over incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer in the Republican primary for Kansas governor.  Kobach, a hard-line opponent of illegal immigration who campaigned as a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, originally had a 191-vote advantage over Colyer as of Wednesday.  On Thursday, the state elections office said...
Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

Firefighters fought to spare homes Friday from a growing Southern California forest fire, a day after flames came perilously close to neighborhoods and destroyed one house. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Orange and Riverside counties as the fire carved its way along ridges in Cleveland National Forest south of Los Angeles. Some hillsides were allowed to burn under the watchful...
Brazen Taliban attack raises pressure on Afghan forces

Brazen Taliban attack raises pressure on Afghan forces

A brazen and bloody overnight assault Friday by the Taliban on a key provincial capital in central Afghanistan has increased pressure on U.S.-backed Afghan forces that are withering under relentless attacks, prompting President Ashraf Ghani to call an emergency meeting of his security officials. While government security forces in the city of Ghazni repulsed the multipronged attack with the help of...
Flames inch close to California homes as thousands evacuate

Flames inch close to California homes as thousands evacuate

An intentionally set wildfire grew perilously close to homes in Southern California on Thursday as evacuation orders expanded to more than 20,000 residents, though some homeowners stayed behind to fend off the flames themselves. Firefighters fought a desperate battle to stop the Holy Fire from reaching homes as the blaze surged through the Cleveland National Forest above the city of Lake Elsinore...

Former UFC champ says he was victim of Ohio State doctor

Former UFC champion Mark Coleman says he's among the victims of a now-dead Ohio State team doctor who's been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 100 former students. Coleman released a statement Thursday saying he wants to cooperate with investigators. He also says that he never saw or has any direct knowledge that Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan knew about the sexual misconduct when he was...
Governor's demand pushes Kobach out of Kansas vote count

Governor's demand pushes Kobach out of Kansas vote count

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday that he will remove himself from the further counting of votes while his Republican primary battle with Gov. Jeff Colyer hangs in the balance, describing it as a "symbolic" step in response to a public demand from Colyer. The governor publicly accused Kobach, the state's top elections official, of giving county election officials information...

Report: Montenegro seeks ex-CIA agent in failed coup

Montenegro on Thursday issued an international arrest warrant for a former CIA agent for alleged involvement in what the government said was a failed pro-Russia coup designed to prevent the Balkan country's NATO membership. Montenegro's state TV said that prosecutors want the extradition of Joseph Assad, a U.S. citizen born and raised in Egypt, on charges of participating in a criminal enterprise...
Estonia halts NATO air drills after jet misfires missile

Estonia halts NATO air drills after jet misfires missile

Estonia's defense minister has ordered a halt to NATO air exercises in Estonia pending an investigation after a missile was accidentally fired over the Baltic country's airspace by a Spanish fighter jet on a military exercise this week. The air-to-air missile that was erroneously launched Tuesday over southern Estonia has not been found, but no people were reported injured or killed by the misfiring...
North Dakota Senate hopefuls chase the veterans' vote

North Dakota Senate hopefuls chase the veterans' vote

At the American Veterans club in Bismarck where former military men and others are drawn by camaraderie, card games and affordable gravy-laden lunch specials, there's no clear favorite in North Dakota's sharply contested U.S. Senate race. But when it comes to the barrage of television ads begging for these veterans' votes, they couldn't agree more. Make them stop. "I'm glad I have a mute button...
Police use helicopter to thwart burglary suspect’s escape plans

Police use helicopter to thwart burglary suspect’s escape plans

Police helicopter was able to put a stop to the escape plans of a suspected burglar, but not in a way you would think. Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies said that Efrain Martinez, 44,  burglarized a home in Del Rey, California, Tuesday.  As deputies investigated the crime, they had a tip that Martinez was driving through the area. They tried to stop him but wouldn’t pull over...
Chicago-area megachurch elders resign over groping scandal

Chicago-area megachurch elders resign over groping scandal

The leadership of a massive Chicago-area evangelical church is stepping down and has apologized to women who accused the megachurch's founder of sexual harassment. The Board of Elders of the Willow Creek Community Church announced Wednesday they will all leave by year's end. In a statement on the church's website, the elders apologized for being slow to take seriously all the women who came forward...
Don't touch seal pups, officials say after man brings one to hotel room

Don't touch seal pups, officials say after man brings one to hotel room

They look so cute and so tempting to touch, but the harbor seal pups you see on beaches in Washington state aren’t for petting and they don’t need your help; in fact, your help can hurt or worse — even kill. “This is pretty common; we see it all the time. Every year, we get these orphaned animals in that have had some sort of human disturbance,” said Jeff Brown...
Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

A dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes have blanketed many California cities for two weeks, forcing summer campers to stay inside, obscuring normally bright skylines and leaving cars covered with ash. Smoky air from blowing winds is nothing new in California, but air quality experts say it's rare for the dirty air to linger for so long, a reality of ever-larger fires that take...
The Latest: Indonesia minister says quake deaths pass 300

The Latest: Indonesia minister says quake deaths pass 300

The Latest on the Indonesian earthquake (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Indonesia's top security minister, Wiranto, says the death toll from last Sunday's earthquake on the island of Lombok has climbed to 319. The announcement comes after an inter-agency meeting that was convened to resolve wildly different figures for deaths from different agencies. Lombok was hit by another earthquake on Thursday,...
History shared but unreconciled in city's Confederate statue

History shared but unreconciled in city's Confederate statue

In 1906, when aging, white Confederate veterans of the Civil War and black ex-slaves still lived on the old plantations of the Deep South, two very different celebrations were afoot in this city known even then as a beacon of black empowerment. Tuskegee Institute, founded to educate Southern blacks whose families had lived in bondage for generations, was saluting its 25th anniversary. Meanwhile, area...
Deputies: Arrest made in lemonade stand stickup

Deputies: Arrest made in lemonade stand stickup

North Carolina authorities arrested a juvenile Wednesday they say robbed a 9-year-old lemonade vendor of $17 at gunpoint, a stickup that prompted an outpouring of sympathy and donations for the young entrepreneur. Tony Underwood, a spokesman for the Union County Sheriff's Office, said detectives had obtained security camera footage of a person who matched the suspect's description in an area near...
Immigration raids in Nebraska, Minnesota target businesses

Immigration raids in Nebraska, Minnesota target businesses

A large federal law enforcement operation conducted Wednesday targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired — and mistreated — immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. The investigative arm of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement — Homeland Security Investigations — led the operation that saw about a dozen businesses and plants raided...
Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms

Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms

Move over, Mother Nature. First-time moms at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to start on its own, a big study found. Their babies fared better, too. The results overturn the longtime view that inducing labor raises the risk for a C-section, and prompted two leading OB-GYN doctor groups to say it's now...
No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes

No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes

What kind of heart check-up do young athletes need to make the team? A large study of teenage soccer players in England found in-depth screening didn't detect signs of trouble in some athletes who later died — yet allowed others at risk to get treated and back in the game. At issue is cardiac arrest, when the heart abruptly stops beating. It is rare in young people, especially athletes thought...
Kansas' most populous county fumbles 2nd major election

Kansas' most populous county fumbles 2nd major election

Kansas' most populous county left the rest of the state waiting nearly 13 hours until Wednesday morning for complete primary election results that proved to be pivotal in a high profile and close Republican race for governor — the second consecutive major election fumble by the affluent Kansas City-area county. "I'm embarrassed for our county," Johnson County election commissioner...

Commander: Iran navy exercise a message to US on sanctions

An Iranian naval exercise involving at least 100 small boats in and around the Strait of Hormuz last week was meant as a message to the U.S. for re-imposing economic sanctions on Tehran, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said Wednesday. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, told Pentagon reporters that Iran was showcasing its military capabilities, amid recent threats by Iranian...
NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

New York City moved Wednesday to regulate the explosive growth of Uber and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new licenses for ride-hailing services. The City Council approved a package of bills that included a one-year moratorium on new licenses for for-hire vehicles while the city studies the rapidly changing industry. The legislation also will allow the city to set a minimum...
Quake put life on hold in damaged, hungry Indonesian village

Quake put life on hold in damaged, hungry Indonesian village

Ever since Rafikah escaped her crumbling home when a massive earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, life in her lush rural village has come to a screeching halt. No children are going to school. No adults are working. Nothing is open. "This quake paralyzed everything," said the traumatized mother of two, who spoke under a large blue tent perched in a field where she and her family...
Ohio, Kansas elections too close to call; Trump claims win

Ohio, Kansas elections too close to call; Trump claims win

Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump's clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call on Wednesday. Trump claimed victory in one nevertheless and proclaimed himself '5 for 5' for Tuesday's Election Day. In battleground Ohio, the president took credit for Republican Troy Balderson's performance, calling it "a great victory," though the congressional...
Heart transplant recipient competes in Transplant Games, her living donor was there too

Heart transplant recipient competes in Transplant Games, her living donor was there too

A rare medical procedure has linked two women forever through their hearts, and the two were able to celebrate their health and their transplants together in Utah this past weekend. Linda Karr, 55, was born with a heart defect and was put on a transplant list two years go, KTVX reported.  Tammy Griffin has cystic fibrosis. Her heart shifted and she was in need of a double heart-lung transplant...
Indonesia quake deaths top 130, aid effort intensifies

Indonesia quake deaths top 130, aid effort intensifies

Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful earthquake that killed more than 130 people as rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble. The national disaster agency stood by its latest death toll of 131 from Sunday's quake despite other government agencies including the military reporting much higher figures. The governor of...
14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas

14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas

Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state's largest-ever wildfire but didn't expect to have it fully under control until September. The blaze north of San Francisco has grown to the size of Los Angeles since it started two weeks ago, fueled by dry vegetation, high winds and rugged terrain that made it too dangerous for firefighters to directly...
Republicans struggle to hold Ohio GOP seat in Congress

Republicans struggle to hold Ohio GOP seat in Congress

In a district that President Donald Trump won by 11 points in 2016, Republicans used a late television ad blitz, along with help from the President and Vice President, to squeak out an apparent special election victory in a Congressional district in central Ohio, still raising questions about what it means more broadly for Republicans in November. With 100 of precincts reporting...
Woman finds squatters in backyard of home

Woman finds squatters in backyard of home

A Seattle woman said she came home to find homeless squatters setting up a tent in her backyard. The home is for sale. Lisa, the owner, who asked us not to identify her or the house so it would not interfere with her sale, said one man expressed interest in buying the house Friday. She told him to come back with an agent. When she came home Monday, she found that man and another man in her backyard...
‘Kill me’: Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz’s police statement released

‘Kill me’: Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz’s police statement released

“Burn. Kill. Destroy.” Those are the orders accused school shooter Nikolas Cruz claimed a voice in his head gave him before he gunned down 17 students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  Cruz, a 19-year-old former student at the school, also called himself “nothing but worthless” and quietly told a detective he didn&rsquo...
‘Grocery wars’: How local stores are competing for your dollars to stay ahead of Amazon

‘Grocery wars’: How local stores are competing for your dollars to stay ahead of Amazon

Local grocery stores are racing to provide customers improved services and technology as more take advantage of online shopping. >> Read more trending news  It’s created a “grocery war” among the largest and smallest stores in an industry that produces $682 billion a year for local economies, according to the Food Market Institute. About 4.8 million people were employed...
Wrigley joins medical marijuana company as chairman

Wrigley joins medical marijuana company as chairman

One of America’s most iconic business names has joined with Surterra Wellness, infusing the Atlanta-based medical cannabis company with millions of dollars, Surterra announced Monday. William Wrigley Jr., former CEO of chewing gum giant Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, joined Surterra as chairman of its board of directors after leading the fundraising of $65 million for the company, which is licensed...
Tobacco-funded group sues over Montana citizen tax measure

Tobacco-funded group sues over Montana citizen tax measure

A tobacco industry-funded group wants to change the wording of a citizen's ballot initiative that would significantly raise Montana's tobacco taxes, a legal challenge that is part of the group's expensive effort to defeat the measure when it goes to voters in November. The lawsuit filed with the Montana Supreme Court Monday by Montanans Against Tax Hikes takes issue with specific phrasing contained...
HOLY COW: Car thief corralled by cows while running from Florida officers, police say

HOLY COW: Car thief corralled by cows while running from Florida officers, police say

Cows helped Sanford officers corral a suspect who was on the 'moove' after crashing a stolen car, officials said.  The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office’s helicopter captured the incident on video Sunday night as police were following the vehicle.  Deputies said two suspects crashed a stolen car, bailed out and ran. And that’s when the cows came home. The video then...
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