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  • Police: 2 officers shot in Hawaii

    At least two Honolulu police officers were killed in a shooting Sunday morning in the Diamond Head area, according to CNN affiliate Hawaii News Now. The station reported the suspect in the shooting apparently set a home on fire on Hibiscus Drive. Honolulu Police said the area of Hibiscus Drive was closed because of a police investigation. Video from Hawaii News Now showed several homes on that street engulfed in flames. CNN has not yet independently confirmed the details of […]

  • Residents are digging out of record-breaking snowfall in Newfoundland, Canada

    A record-breaking snowfall in Newfoundland, Canada, has left residents with the enormous task of digging themselves out of piles and piles of snow. St. John’s International Airport recorded 76.2 cm (30 inches) of snow Friday, according to Environment Canada, breaking the previous daily snowfall record set on April 5, 1999, of 68.4 cm (26.93 inches). Footage from the area this weekend showed residents digging themselves out of deep of snow covering streets and cars. Among those residents was Lola Parsons. […]

  • Indiana’s oldest state worker is retiring. He’s 102 years old

    INDIANAPOLIS — Bob Vollmer is ready to retire after almost 60 years at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The 102-year-old World War II veteran was hired as a land surveyor in 1963 and has worked there ever since, according to a department spokesman. Vollmer’s job has taken him all over the state over the years and he said he occasionally had to deal with some pretty rough customers. He said disputes over property lines can get pretty heated. “I’ve […]

  • SpaceX’s Crew Dragon completes fiery emergency escape test ahead of first astronaut mission

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — After months of anticipation, SpaceX’s new crew-worthy spacecraft, Crew Dragon, reached its last major milestone in a years-long testing program. The success paves the way for astronauts to begin using the spacecraft for rides to the International Space Station this year. The capsule was launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 10:30 am ET on Sunday. About 84 seconds after liftoff, Crew Dragon intentionally ejected itself from the […]

  • Man finds $43,000 in ‘uncomfortable’ thrift store ottoman, returns it to former owner’s family

    OWOSSO, Mich. (WNEM) — What would you do if you found $43,000 in a piece of furniture you purchased from a thrift store? It happened to one Michigan man, and he decided to return all the cash. Howard Kirby likes to shop at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Owosso, located about 30 miles west of Flint. He purchased a couch from the store in December for his man cave, but this weekend he made a shocking discovery. The couch […]

  • An Alabama county is preserving a jail cell where Martin Luther King Jr. was held months before his assassination

    An Alabama county has passed a resolution to preserve a jail cell where civil rights icon the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is believed to have been held months before he was assassinated in 1968. The cell, on the seventh floor of what is now the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, is the only one that was not removed when the building underwent renovations in 1996. “In order for Jefferson County to truly move forward, we must first recognize our […]

  • Puerto Rico emergency director fired after residents discover warehouse full of Hurricane Maria supplies

    Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced fired the island’s emergency manager, hours after a warehouse filled with supplies was discovered. The emergency aid is believed to be from when Hurricane Maria hit the island two years ago, the governor said. Carlos Acevedo, director of Puerto Rico’s Office of Emergency Management, was dismissed Saturday. The governor appointed Maj. Gen. José J. Reyes, the adjutant general of the Puerto Rico National Guard, to replace him. Earlier on Saturday, numerous pallets of water and other boxes […]

  • Facebook removes pages reported to have coordinated posts defending Robert Hyde

    Facebook removed a network of pages Friday night that were reported to be sending coordinated posts defending Connecticut congressional candidate Robert Hyde, who this week was implicated in the Ukraine scandal. The pages first came under public scrutiny in November, months before Hyde came to national attention. A BuzzFeed News investigation found the pages heavily promoting Hyde’s congressional campaign. Hyde denied running the pages to BuzzFeed. A Facebook company spokesperson said Friday that “when we find networks of Pages misleading people by concealing […]

  • Harry and Meghan will no longer use ‘His and Her Royal Highness,’ Buckingham Palace says

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer use the titles His and Her Royal Highness after announcing they would step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday. Prince Harry and Meghan are no longer working members of the royal family and will repay the Sovereign Grant funds they recently spent to renovate their official residence, Frogmore Cottage — £2.4 million (about $3 million) of British taxpayers’ money — the palace said in a statement. As part of the […]

  • Soldier surprises his mom after not seeing her for two years

    As an Atlanta high school school resource officer was being honored during a pep rally, her son appeared via video from South Korea, where he was stationed and was set to return home in one week. “I’m proud of you,” US Army Spc. Shakir Aquill said to his mother, L.J. Williamson. “We’ve got one more week.” Instead, it was only one more minute. The pep rally was for the D.M. Therrell High School basketball team, the defending Georgia AA champions […]

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