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    Officer on paid leave after tasing 62-year-old woman in the back

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida police department is investigating one of its officers after he shot a 62-year-old woman in the back with a Taser on Tuesday afternoon. DISCLAIMER: Video contains graphic images and language that may be offensive to some. The incident was captured on videotape by a nearby witness. Officer Terry Mahan of the Tallahassee Police Department and other officers responded to complaints about open-air drug sales in the area, the police department said in a statement Wednesday. […]

  • Supporters of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old allegedly shot and killed by Michael Dunn, stand outside the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Supporters of other causes were also among the demonstrators.

    Michael Dunn found guilty of 1st-degree murder in ‘loud-music’ shooting death

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jurors found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2012 shooting death 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Dunn’s parents were in the courtroom for the verdict. Davis’ parents, Ron Davis and Lucia MacBath, both let out a quiet gasp upon hearing the jury forewoman’s words and then hung their heads and cried. Dunn did not appear to have a reaction. Duval County Judge Russell Healey set a tentative sentencing hearing for October 17 but said he would […]

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    Five children reportedly came in contact with US Ebola patient

    DALLAS, Texas — Some school-age children have been in contact with the U.S. Ebola patient being treated in Dallas, Texas, Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday. Five students at four different schools have come into contact with the Ebola patient, Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles added, but none has exhibited symptoms. The children are being monitored at home, and the schools remain open, Miles said. Concern about the possible spread of the killer virus comes less than a day after the Centers […]

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    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns

    WASHINGTON — Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned her post Wednesday after a fence jumper gained access to the White House Sept. 19 and a subsequent congressional inquiry uncovered other security lapses. Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson announced the resignation in a statement. He also announced that the DHS would take over an internal inquiry of the Secret Service and that he would appointment of a new panel to review security at the White House. […]

  • LEFT: Sabrina Allen pictured before she went missing 12 years ago. RIGHT: A photo of what Sabrina might look like today. (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

    Kidnapped girl Sabrina Allen, missing for 12 years, rescued in Mexico

    AUSTIN, Texas — Sabrina Allen, a Texas girl allegedly kidnapped by her noncustodial mother 12 years ago, was recovered safely Tuesday in Mexico, and her mother was arrested there, said Dan Powers, San Antonio FBI assistant special agent in charge. The mother, Dara Marie Llorens, has been deported to Travis County, Texas, where she will face charges, and Sabrina will be reunited with her father, Powers said. The girl is now 17, and her mother, 44, the FBI said. Sabrina […]

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    Sandy Hook Elementary School students evacuated after threat

    MONROE, Conn. — A threatening call has caused an evacuation at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe on Wednesday morning, authorities said. A bomb threat was called into the school located on Fan Hill Road just after 9:30 a.m. Students were moved to a neighboring school, police said. The students will then be dismissed from that area, authorities said. “All students and all staff are absolutely 100 percent safe. Sandy hook will dismiss at noontime because of a low to no […]

  • Walrus Haul Out

    35,000 walruses gather on Alaska beach

    Arctic ice is dwindling, the waters of the North Pacific Ocean are the warmest on record and tens of thousands of walruses have taken notice, “hauling out” on an Alaskan beach in numbers never seen before. Photos taken by scientists working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show more than 35,000 walruses gathered, or hauled out, on a beach near the village of Point Lay, on the Chukchi Sea in northwest Alaska on Saturday. The walruses are forced onto […]

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    NFL: Referees should not have penalized Abdullah for Muslim prayer

    The NFL said Tuesday that referees should not have penalized Chiefs defensive player Husain Abdullah for his Muslim prayer after he scored a touchdown. Abdullah took a year off to make a pilgrimage with his brother to Mecca. He had said if he ever scored a touchdown he intended to pray. Referees penalized Abdullah for going to his knees after he intercepted a Tom Brady pass and ran it back for a touchdown. After the game, Chiefs coach Andy Reid […]

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    FCC throws out NFL blackout rule

    NEW YORK — The FCC just sacked the NFL’s blackout policy. After a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday, the FCC ended a 40-year-old ruling that blacked out NFL games in local broadcast areas. Under the ruling, games could not be shown on TV in the NFL team’s local market if the team’s stadium wasn’t sold out 72 hours before kickoff. “At that time [40 years ago], ticket sales were the primary source of revenue for the NFL and most NFL games […]

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    Mother says ‘I wouldn’t change any of it’ after facing cancer, loss of baby

    BEAR RIVER, Utah — Kathy Taylor is resting at home and treating every day with her family as a gift. “Coming home and seeing how much my family loves having me here and needing me here, it just makes it harder to leave,” she said. The past two weeks have been an emotional roller-coaster ride for the Taylor family. The mother of five was 26-weeks pregnant with her sixth child when she found out she had an aggressive form of […]

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    Mom sues pediatrics center, says son’s genitals damaged during circumcision

    ATLANTA — A Metro Atlanta mother is suing a pediatrics center after she said her 11-month-old son’s genitals were damaged during a circumcision. Stacie Willis told CBS46 that she took her son, Dejuan Williams, to Life Cycle Pediatrics in October 2013 to be circumcised. Williams was 3-weeks-old when he underwent the circumcision. Willis is accusing certified midwife Melissa Jones of cutting too much of her son’s genitalia. “I’m angry. I have to think about my kids at the end of […]

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    High school bans yoga pants, skinny jeans, leggings

    DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A North Dakota high school is cracking down on yoga pants, skinny jeans and leggings. All are banned under the new dress code at Devils Lake High School. The assistant principal says the new dress code is a way to prevent distracting teachers and other students. “Not too hot about it, because that what everyone wears, that’s their whole wardrobe,” said senior Mariah Fixen. “So, basically sweat pants every day is what they’re asking for.” The […]

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