Day care driver expected to face charges after boy found dead in van

August 9, 2017

(CNN)A Florida day care center employee is expected to face charges after a 3-year-old boy was found dead in a parked van, police in Orlando said Tuesday. The cause of Myles’ death has not been determined, but Mina said that based on the evidence, it is believed to be heat-related. “This was an absolute tragedy that could have been prevented,” Mina told reporters on Tuesday.

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Oklahoma sheriff, 5 others indicted in prisoner’s death

July 27, 2017

(CNN)An Oklahoma sheriff and five other people have been indicted in the death of a prisoner who was held in a restraint chair more than 48 hours without adequate food, water or medical care, authorities said. Others charged with second-degree manslaughter were jail administrator Jennifer Niles, 34; assistant jail administrator John Markus, 29; detention officer Shawn Galusha, 37; nurse practitioner Lela Goatley, 57; and licensed practical nurse Vanisa Gay, 38….

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Honorary Alaska ‘mayor,’ Stubbs the cat, dies at 20

July 24, 2017

(CNN)In today’s political climate, catty politicians claw for every vote, but the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, was different. His ability to unite through cuddles and his fondness for naps made him remarkable, and this mayor — Stubbs the cat — also proved that opposable thumbs aren’t necessary for success in politics. “He was a trouper until the very last day of his life,” Stubbs’ owners said. “You are are a…

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JetBlue passenger gets an in-flight feet surprise

July 23, 2017

(CNN)Forget “Snakes On a Plane” — it was bare feet on a plane that recently made one airline passenger cry out for help. Cooper, a frequent flyer, could relate, and expressed his disdain for naked feet 35,000 feet in the air. “I was on a plane once when someone had the row at the front of the plane,” he said. “They had their feet up on the front so that…

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Two Baltimore detectives plead guilty in racketeering case

July 22, 2017

(CNN)Two former Baltimore police officers pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering charges, admitting that they committed armed robberies, made fraudulent overtime claims and filed false affidavits. In one instance, Hendrix and Ward, allegedly with another officer, stole $17,000 in cash from a suspect’s house following a SWAT raid.

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Justine Ruszczyk: Australian killed by Minneapolis police was ‘kind, funny’

July 18, 2017

(CNN)The fatal shooting of yoga instructor and life coach Justine Ruszczyk has led to an outpouring of grief and tributes, in her home country and the Minneapolis community she had made her home. Ruszczyk called police Saturday night to report a possible sexual assault in an alley near her home, her fianc, Don Damond, said in a news conference Monday. “We became good friends and often shared a laugh,” Bennett…

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Mom of murdered toddler sentenced to probation

July 14, 2017

(CNN)The mother of murdered 2-year-old Bella Bond will not serve any additional jail time, despite helping dispose of her daughter’s body and continuing to take government benefits after her death. “The sentencing today just completes the circle of injustice,” McCarthy’s attorney Jonathan Shapiro told CNN in a telephone interview Wednesday. “She got away with murder by making a deal with the prosecution to testify against Mr. McCarthy in return for…

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Former USA Gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to child pornography charges

July 12, 2017

(CNN)Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics physician accused of sexually assaulting dozens of women and girls, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal child pornography charges. “Dr. Nassar’s position on the state cases has not changed and we intend to proceed to trial. The plea today was negotiated only to resolve the federal charges,” their joint statement reads. In total, Nassar faces 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and 11 counts…

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Another Europe trip for Melania Trump means forging new relationships

July 6, 2017

(CNN)First lady Melania Trump is back in Europe. “This trip, for me, has been very special, and I will never forget the women and children I met,” the first lady said at the end of the visit, speaking to American troops and their families in Sicily. “As one of the kids at the hospital that I visit said in a picture he drew for me: We are all the same.”…

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Grenfell tower: Scenes in flats ‘apocalyptic’, says coroner – BBC News

July 5, 2017

The meeting was held at the Olympia conference centre in West Kensington on Tuesday evening. Three hospitals fail fire safety checks Reality Check: The Grenfell rehousing promise Grenfell Tower inquiry ‘will be broad’ Will a public inquiry deliver answers? What happened at Grenfell Tower? Grenfell Tower fire: Who were the victims? Lotifa Begum, a co-ordinator for the charity Muslim Aid, told the Press Association some of those in attendance were…

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Will Neera Tanden’s call not to let Trump’s tweets distract penetrate Keith Olbermann’s bunker?

July 5, 2017

Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, is making a concerted effort to keep Obamacare in place, though the tactics such as forming a human chain around the Capitol in protest seem about as productive as “Handsmaid’s Tale” (or zombie) cosplay get-togethers or queer dance protests outside Mitch McConnell’s house. On Saturday, however, Tanden gave some cogent advice that her field army in the mainstream media is unlikely…

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What You Should Drink This 4th Of July Weekend According To Your Horoscope

July 4, 2017

Happy fucking birthday, America. We’ll skip the lofty introductions and just get to the weekend horoscopes. Drinking is in store for all of us, so find out what you should drink and how muchnot by listening to your limits or caring for your liver, or anything, but by interpreting the movement of the stars. What could go wrong? More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsInspiration Viral Images and Quote…

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Beast Fiction: Christopher Bollens The Destroyers

July 3, 2017

Ive never known the specifics of Charlies familys wealth. Like pools or country houses or fathers with healthy, poorly hidden porn collections, money was just a condition that some kids had and others didnt. Thats not to say I didnt realize early on that the Konstantinou fortune trumped my ownthat I was a votive candle set beside a bonfire. Their residence was a labyrinthine, low-ceilinged duplex on the forty-eighth floor…

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Baton Rouge cop killer left note, fired at least 43 rounds

July 1, 2017

(CNN)The Louisiana law officers who killed Gavin Long after he shot dead three of their colleagues in a targeted attack on police in Baton Rouge last summer were justified “and certainly saved other lives,” a prosecutor said Friday. Long, a 29-year-old black Missouri resident and discharged Marine, arrived in Baton Rouge five days earlier and was determined to kill police officers, “black or white … as long as they had…

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Founder of failed Fyre Festival faces federal fraud charges

July 1, 2017

(CNN)The co-founder of the Fyre Festival was arrested and charged with one count of federal wire fraud on Friday, according to the Manhattan US Attorney’s Office. He was arrested Friday in New York and is scheduled to appear before a US Magistrate Judge on Saturday. It’s unclear whether McFarland has an attorney.

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China refuses cancer treatment abroad for Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo

June 30, 2017

Beijing (CNN)Nobel prize winning Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been refused permission to travel overseas to receive cancer treatment. His case has come under an international spotlight amid allegations from his supporters that he had become gravely ill because his cancer wasn’t treated in prison. In a statement released Wednesday, Shenyang authorities appeared to attempt to dispel this speculation, saying his cancer was diagnosed less than a month ago, on…

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US teen birth rate drops to all-time low

June 30, 2017

(CNN)In the United States, teen-aged moms are increasingly rare. In 2016, the teen birth rate dropped 9% compared to the previous year, a new government report published Friday found. This record low for teens having babies continues a long-term trend. In 2016, the number of US births totaled 3,941,109, a decline of 1% compared to 2015. The fertility rate of 62 births per 1,000 women is a record low for…

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California says key ingredient in Roundup weed killer can cause cancer

June 30, 2017

(CNN)One of the most popular herbicides in the world can cause cancer, California health officials say, and they might demand warnings saying so. California keeps a list of carcinogenic chemicals because of a law commonly called Proposition 65, which “requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.” The decision to add glyphosate to that list stemmed from…

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National Guard Fast Facts

June 29, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at the National Guard, a reserve military force and the oldest component of the US armed forces. Other reserve groups have no affiliation with the National Guard. (Ex. Army Reserve) Each US state, territory and Washington DC has its own National Guard. The National Guard takes an oath to perform state or federal missions and can be deployed for either. A governor can call up troops to…

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