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  • Why this mom was hanging on a ladder under a bridge between Guatemala and Mexico

    Rosalin Guillermo climbed through a hole in the fence of the bridge and took hold of the ladder. The solid, hard concrete of the crossing held no promise of a future for her. Instead, she’d decided it was better to be lowered down, down to the fast-moving waters of the Suchiate River where people pulled her onto a raft of wood and inner tubes. There she’d watched as her children — one as young as 3 — were gripped by […]

  • Rand Paul to Saudi foreign minister: ‘It takes a lot of damn gall’ to lecture the US

    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul pushed back on the Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir Monday who criticized him for suggesting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s death. “Yesterday the Saudi foreign minister chose to lecture me on television about the Khashoggi murder,” Paul said on a conference call with reporters. “He said my opinion was based on emotion and speculation and that we should presume innocence for the crown prince. My response to him is that […]

  • 30 injured when floor collapses at Clemson frat party

    As a crowded group of Clemson University students and local residents danced and jumped around at an apartment clubhouse late Saturday night, Jeremy Tester felt something strange beneath his feet. “You could hear the floor about to go through, kind of,” he said, “but nobody thought it was going to happen. They just kept going.” But suddenly the floor gave way. Dozens of partiers dropped into free fall and landed in a mass of sprawling bodies in the basement. Police […]

  • Nearly 3000 NYPD body cameras pulled from service after one explodes

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — The NYPD has recalled nearly 3,000 body cameras worn by police officers on patrol after one camera exploded inside of a precinct on Staten Island, according to WPIX. A Vievu model LE-5 body camera exploded moments after an officer wearing it noticed the device beginning to smoke and immediately took it off, according to a release from the NYPD. The officer retrieved the body cam for a midnight patrol and saw the smoke exiting the […]

  • Surveillance footage shows Saudi operative in Khashoggi’s clothes after he was killed, Turkish source says

    One member of the 15-man team suspected in the death of Jamal Khashoggi dressed up in his clothes and was captured on surveillance cameras around Istanbul on the day the journalist was killed, a senior Turkish official has told CNN. CNN has obtained exclusive law enforcement surveillance footage, part of the Turkish government’s investigation, that appears to show the man leaving the consulate by the back door, wearing Khashoggi’s clothes, a fake beard, and glasses. The same man was seen […]

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confronted in Kentucky restaurant

    LOUISVILLE, Ken. — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was confronted at a restaurant in Kentucky on Friday, according to CNN affiliate WLKY. According to WLKY, McConnell, a Republican representing Kentucky, was dining at Havana Rumba in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, when a group of men approached the couple. “Why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave the entire country?” one of the men yelled at McConnell, WLKY reported. “The leader and Secretary Chao […]

  • Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Canada

    A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck northwest of Canada’s Vancouver Island late Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey. It was one of a trio of earthquakes to occur in quick succession on the same fault line. The US Geological Survey said the preliminary 6.6-magnitude earthquake was 6.8 miles deep, about 135 miles southwest of Port Hardy, a town on the northeastern end of Vancouver Island. It occurred at 10:39 p.m. local time (1:39 a.m. Monday ET), according to the […]

  • Ready to be Powerball or Mega Millions winner? But are you really?

    So you’re ready to win the Powerball and Mega Millions? You have a better chance of being struck by lightning and bitten by a shark simultaneously, but reality’s a bummer. It’s more fun to fancy oneself doing the Scrooge McDuck in a vault full of gold coins. Fortunately, there’s time to prepare yourself for this historic windfall. After both the major lotteries rolled over, the kitties now stand at $1.6 b-b-b-billion, with a B, for Mega Millions and $620 million for […]

  • Actress Selma Blair reveals she has multiple sclerosis

    Television and film actress Selma Blair announced that she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In an Instagram post Saturday, the “Cruel Intentions” actress revealed she was diagnosed in August, and is facing the effects of the disease everyday. “I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things,” she posted. ” My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it. And I laugh and I don’t know exactly […]

  • Human Rights Campaign calls on Trump admin not to go forward with potential rollback of transgender protections

    The Human Rights Campaign on Sunday called for the Trump administration not to go forward with a rollback of protections for transgender people, following a report in The New York Times on a draft proposal. “Setting a destructive precedent, the Trump-Pence administration intends to erase LGBTQ people from federal civil rights protections and eviscerate enforcement of non-discrimination laws,” the group’s president, Chad Griffin, said in a statement. HRC is among the nation’s most prominent LGBTQ rights groups, and its statement […]