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  • Body Camera video allegedly shows Baltimore cop planting evidence

    New video casts a glaring light on Baltimore Police practices as the department and city grapple with a distrustful public and record-setting violent crime. The video reportedly shows what happened during what might otherwise have been a typical drug bust on January 24, 2017. Released by the Office of the Public Defender, the video purports to show a Baltimore police officer planting evidence at the scene of a drug arrest. The Baltimore Police Department has now launched an investigation and […]

  • The wild boar business is booming in Texas

    NEW YORK  — Ravenous wild boars run roughshod over Texas, but entrepreneurs have figured out how to turn the land-ravaging pigs into a money-making resource. Hunters, ranchers and farmers shoot the boars on sight, an attempt at mass eradication that’s encouraged by state lawmakers, who recently legalized hunting them from hot air balloons. Why? Because it’s quieter than hunting them from helicopters, as is often done. Spanish conquistadors introduced the boars to Texas in the 1500s as a ready food […]

  • Sen. John McCain has aggressive brain tumor surgically removed

    WASHINGTON. D.C. — Sen. John McCain, 80, has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor, Mayo Clinic doctors directly involved in the senator’s care told CNN exclusively. The doctors spoke directly to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The senator underwent surgery to remove a blood clot on Friday at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Lab results from that surgery confirmed the presence of glioblastoma associated with the blood clot. Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive […]

  • Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort scheduled to testify next week

    WASHINGTON —  Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort have been scheduled to testify before the Senate judiciary committee on July 26, the panel announced Wednesday. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is also expected to appear before the Senate intelligence committee on Monday. A source told CNN Kushner’s testimony would be behind closed doors. The interest in Trump Jr. and Manafort builds on already intensive congressional investigations. In June 2016, the President’s eldest son agreed to […]

  • Frontier Airlines is doubling in size

    SEATTLE  — Ultra-low cost carrier Frontier Airlines is doubling in size. The expansion, announced Tuesday, will add 21 new cities and 85 new routes to the airline’s network. By the summer of 2018, Frontier will operate 314 non-stop flights. That’s double what it flies today. “These new flights will allow us to serve even more of America and make flying a truly affordable option,” said chief executive Barry Biffle in a statement. Sunny locales like Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Fort Myers, […]

  • O.J. Simpson to appear before parole board in Nevada today

    LOVELOCK, NV — O.J. Simpson has spent the past eight and a half years behind bars at Lovelock Correctional Facility, a medium security prison in Nevada’s high desert. Simpson — famously acquitted in 1995 in the slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman — has been serving out a nine-to-33-year sentence for his role in a 2007 incident that unfolded in a Las Vegas hotel room. Simpson and armed associates allegedly confronted two memorabilia dealers […]

  • Starbucks embraces its status as jargon king

    LONDON (CNNMoney) — What do you do when you get called out for your bull****? At Starbucks, you embrace the accusation. Newspaper columnist Lucy Kellaway — who has campaigned against corporate jargon for 25 years in the pages of the Financial Times — last week accused Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz of being “a champion in the bull**** space.” The dig was especially high profile because Kellaway said it was her final column on the subject. Much of the broadside […]

  • Audi ad likening women to used cars in China backfires

    HONG KONG (CNNMoney) — An Audi commercial equating women to used cars has riled up consumers in China. The Chinese commercial opens with a young couple on the cusp of getting married, when the groom’s mother suddenly interrupts the ceremony to inspect the bride. After yanking the bride’s nose and ears, and prying open her jaw to inspect her teeth, the mom appears satisfied and gives the couple the okay. She casts one last disapproving look at the bride’s chest […]

  • Technology opens new world for brothers with dyslexia

    Stacey Harvey was driving with her young son Cole in the back seat on an afternoon just like any other. The two were having a casual conversation when Cole suddenly asked, “What if I never learn how to read?” “He was really fearful, thinking he might not ever read,” Stacey recalled. That’s when she realized that, even at a young age, Cole and his brother, Stephen, were more aware of their dyslexia than she thought. “He was only 6 and […]

  • Can apple cider vinegar help with weight loss?

    The claims are everywhere: If you add apple cider vinegar to your daily diet, it will help you lose weight. “Research supports the use for weight loss,” declares one manufacturer. “A lot of this is marketing,” nutritionist Lisa Drayer said, “and it’s been around a long time. I remember, probably 15 years ago, covering the apple cider vinegar diet. When you looked closely, the diet paired apple cider vinegar pills with a low-calorie menu. It’s no wonder people lost weight. […]