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  • Death of H.R. McMaster’s father being investigated as ‘suspicious’

    PHILADELPHIA — Police are investigating last week’s death of H.R. McMaster’s father as “suspicious,” the Philadephia Police Department said. H.R. McMaster Sr., the father of the military general and former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, died last Friday of blunt impact head trauma, according to the Philadelphia Department of Health. His death was ruled an accident, said James Garrow, a department spokesman. Police didn’t elaborate on why his death is being treated as suspicious. The elder McMaster was […]

  • Missouri Gov. Greitens indicted on felony computer-tampering charge

    ST. LOUIS — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Friday on a felony charge of computer tampering relating to his campaign’s alleged procurement of a nonprofit donor list without the charity’s knowledge. Greitens founded the charity, The Mission Continues, to support military veterans as they readjust to civilian life. But a probable cause statement issued by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged that Greitens “directed the disclosure” of “data, specifically a donor list owned by The Mission Continues, to […]

  • Homework assignment asks students to list positive aspects of slavery

    A Texas charter school is apologizing after a teacher gave an assignment to an eighth grade American History class, asking students to list the positive aspects of slavery. “When I first read it, I thought, this was b.s.,” said Great Hearts Monte Vista eighth-grade student Manu Livar. Students in the class were supposed to complete an assignment on the “positive aspects” and “negative aspects” of the life of slaves, giving a “balanced view.” Manu said his teacher told them to […]

  • North Korean leader: We no longer need nuclear tests, state-run media reports

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the regime no longer needs nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile tests, state-run KCNA reported Saturday. Kim said Saturday that “under the proven condition of complete nuclear weapons, we no longer need any nuclear tests, mid-range and intercontinental ballistic rocket tests, and that the nuclear test site in northern area has also completed its mission,” as quoted by KCNA.

  • More illnesses reported in E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

    The number of people hospitalized due to a multistate E. coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to grow, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. About 53 people have been reported sickened in 16 states since March 13, the CDC said. Thirty-one of those ill have been hospitalized. Five of them developed a type of kidney failure associated with an E. coli illness called hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can be life-threatening. No deaths have been reported, […]

  • Avicii, EDM DJ, dead at 28

    Grammy nominated Swedish DJ Avicii died Friday, his publicist confirmed to CNN. He was 28. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” a statement to CNN read. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.” Avicii was one of the […]

  • Student injured in shooting at Ocala, Florida high school

      OCALA, FL —  A student was wounded and a suspect is in custody after a shooting Friday morning at a high school in Ocala, Florida, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The student was shot in the ankle, said Kevin Christian, Marion Public Schools spokesman. Authorities asked residents to avoid the area of Forest High School, which was surrounded by emergency vehicles and buses transporting students away from the scene. As Forest High students were being bused to First […]

  • Woman lost 2 sons in one night to opioids; fighting the crisis is now her life’s work

    “Everything just kind of seemed like a blur that day,” Becky Savage said. “Your mind is not really meant to process something that extreme.” The day Savage is describing is June 14, 2015. Her two oldest sons, Nick and Jack, were celebrating at high school graduation parties the night before. The boys came home about 12:30 a.m. and checked in with their mom, who had been waiting up. The next morning, as Savage was picking up laundry in Jack’s room, […]

  • Surfing legend Laird Hamilton has been rescuing people from floods in Hawaii

    Hours before the Gwilliam family would leave the Hawaiian island of Kauai, they became stranded. According to CNN affiliate KHNL, a deluge washed out a bridge, cutting the San Diego family’s vacation rental off from safety. “We tried not to let the kids see, but I was terrified,” Erin Gwilliam, the mother, told KHNL. But a nearby resident and good Samaritan approached in his boat and helped the family escape. Their knight in a shining wetsuit? None other than surfing legend Laird […]

  • Grandmother accused of killing her husband captured in Texas

    A grandmother accused of killing her husband before traveling across the country to impersonate and kill another woman, has been arrested in Texas, authorities said. A nationwide manhunt for Lois Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, ended Thursday night when she was captured in South Padre Island, Texas, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities found Riess about 25 minutes after they received a tip from someone who spotted her at a restaurant, said Nikki Soto, a spokeswoman for the […]