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  • Weeks after the California fires, a woman and her loyal dogs reunite

    Dogs’ loyalty to their masters and homes are the stuff of legend. And here’s more heartwarming proof. It’s a dog story with a happy ending from the site of California’s Camp Fire, which started November 8 and eventually killed 85 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Andrea Gaylord of Paradise, the town all but lost to the blaze, was among those who had to flee, leaving behind her two dogs, blond shepherd brothers Madison and Miguel. The fire was contained November […]

  • Khashoggi said he couldn’t breathe before a saw was heard

    ISTANBUL– “I can’t breathe.” These were the final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country’s consulate in Istanbul, according to a source briefed on the investigation into the killing of the Washington Post columnist. The source, who has read a translated transcript of an audio recording of Khashoggi’s painful last moments, said it was clear that the killing on October 2 was no botched rendition attempt, but the execution […]

  • Roger, famous ripped kangaroo and ‘true icon,’ dies at age 12

    A burly kangaroo whose buff physique shot him to internet fame has died at the age of 12. “We have lost our beautiful boy, Roger,” Chris Barnes, owner of the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Australia, announced on Saturday on Facebook. Roger, who was 6 foot 7 inches and weighed nearly 200 pounds in his prime, was rescued by Barnes as a joey after his mother was killed on a highway. In a video tribute to the marsupial, Barnes said he was inspired to […]

  • Former Miss Kentucky accused of sending nude photos to 15-year-old student

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (CNN) — A middle school teacher and former Miss Kentucky pageant winner has been arrested and charged with sending nude photographs of herself to a 15-year-old boy, authorities said. Ramsey Bearse, a 28-year-old teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School outside Charleston, West Virginia, allegedly sent the photos to a former student, according to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office. The boy’s parents found the photos on his phone and told police about them last week. They said their son was […]

  • Cyntoia Brown must serve at least 51 years in prison for killing man, Supreme Court rules

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A woman who was 16 when she killed a Nashville man who solicited her for sex must serve at least 51 years in prison before she’s eligible for release, according to the Tennessee Supreme Court. On Thursday the court said defendants like Cyntoia Brown, who are convicted of first-degree murder committed after July 1, 1995, and sentenced to life imprisonment, can’t become eligible for release from prison before serving more than five decades. The court’s five justices were […]

  • Sheriff’s sergeant was killed by friendly fire in Thousand Oaks bar shooting

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calf. – The sheriff’s sergeant who initially responded to last month’s mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, was fatally shot by gunfire from a California Highway Patrol officer, officials said Friday. Sgt. Ron Helus was struck five times by gunfire from the suspect, Ian David Long, according to Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub, but was hit by a sixth bullet from a CHP officer’s rifle. Helus could have potentially survived the five […]

  • Mother, 88, reunited with daughter she was told died at birth 69 years ago

    Since she was just a little girl, Connie Moultroup has had the same Christmas wish every year: to meet her biological mother. This week — after 69 long years — she finally did, all thanks to a DNA ancestry kit. Genevieve Purinton, now 88, gave birth to Moultroup in 1949 at a hospital in Indiana. When she asked the staff if she could see her baby, they informed her the child had not survived. “Because she was an unwed mother, […]

  • Video shows man crawling through doggy door during break-in

    ENCINITAS, Calif. – A California woman was caught off guard when an intruder squeezed through a doggy door at her home. Just after 8 a.m. Tuesday, Lexie Linberg was in her upstairs bedroom, located just off Coast Highway 101, when she got an alert from her Ring doorbell camera. A man was knocking at her door. Thinking it was a delivery, Linberg didn’t answer. Moments later, she got another alert: someone was in her back yard. “I heard the doggy […]

  • Marlboro owner Altria invests $1.8 billion in cannabis company Cronos

    RICHMOND, Va.– Altria hopes pot is the key to help it grow beyond its stagnant cigarette business. Tobacco giant Altira is investing $1.8 billion in Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group. That will give Altria a 45% stake in the company, with an option for Altria to increase its stake to 55% over the next five years. Reports of an Altria-Cronos deal first surfaced earlier this week. The decision by Altria to go ahead with an investment in Cronos shows that Altria […]

  • Trump nominates Heather Nauert to be new UN ambassador

    UPDATE: President Trump confirmed the nomination in a tweet. I am pleased to announce that Heather Nauert, Spokeswoman for the United States Department of State, will be nominated to serve as United Nations Ambassador. I want to congratulate Heather, and thank Ambassador Nikki Haley for her great service to our Country! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018 Original story: President Donald Trump is expected to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be his new ambassador to the UN, […]