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  • The "Clown of Aleppo" Anas al-Basha,  who tried to bring joy to children in the war-torn Syrian city, has been killed in an airstrike.
al-Basha was a 24-year-old director of Space for Hope, an organization that supports schools and centers for children in eastern Aleppo.

    Beloved clown who comforted children killed in missile strike

    ALEPPO, Syria — Happy children dance with a rosy-cheeked clown in a floppy birthday cake hat and oversized orange tie, their Eid celebrations a rare moment of joy amid the horrors of life under siege in Syria. Footage of the July 2015 party, shot by activist group Aleppo Media Center, shows a costumed and face-painted Anas al-Basha at the center of the festivities, bouncing a smiling girl on his hip as music plays and youngsters clap along with the tune. […]

  • A man suspected in the shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight in what appears to be a road rage incident has been released from custody in Louisiana, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato said Friday.

    Death of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight came during road-rage incident

    NEW ORLEANS — Former NFL running back Joe McKnight was fatally shot during an apparent road-rage incident while standing beside a man’s car at a suburban New Orleans intersection, authorities said Friday. McKnight, 28, who played for the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, and Ronald Gasser apparently became involved in an Thursday afternoon incident on the Crescent City Connection, formerly known as the Greater New Orleans Bridge, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said at a news conference. The […]

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    Winter Storm Warning issued in… Hawaii?

    HONOLULU — A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for parts of… Hawaii? Yes, it does actually snow in the Aloha State. The National Weather Service posted a Winter Storm Warning for the Big Island summits through Saturday. Forecasters say an upper level low combined with a surge of deep moisture will result in bursts of heavy snow across the Big Island summits above 11,000 feet through Saturday afternoon. Heavy drifting snow, freezing fog and southerly winds 10-to-20 mph are […]

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    Young cancer victim’s wish to ‘blow stuff up’ comes true

    The Make-A-Wish Foundation is in the business of making dreams come true — even when the dream is to blow stuff up. And that was great news for Declan McLean-Pauley, a 12-year-old who is in remission from lukemia. He wanted to set off on his journey of recovery with a bang. So, Make-A-Wish Australia teamed up with the Australian Federal Police (AFP). And Declan got to detonate explosive devices during controlled training exercises at the AFP headquarters. Declan also got […]

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    Pastor says car salesman posted his wife’s nude pics to swingers site

    GRAPEVINE, Texas — If you want your private pics to stay private on your phone, you might think twice before buying your next car. “My husband took a photograph of me at a private moment in our home. I never imagined anyone else would see it,” Claire Gautreaux said. It all started when Claire and Tim Gautreaux were trying to buy a car at Texas Toyota of Grapevine in January of 2015, KDAF reports. They downloaded a credit application and gave it […]

  • Michael Slager is charged in the death of Walter Scott.

    Judge tells Michael Slager jurors to keep deliberating

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — The judge in the trial of former South Carolina police Officer Michael Slager told jurors to keep deliberating Friday afternoon after they told him they don’t believe they can reach a consensus. Slager is charged with murder in the April 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, after a traffic stop in North Charleston. “You have a duty to make every reasonable effort to reach a unanimous verdict,” Judge Clifton Newman told the jury […]

  • Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcome a baby boy

    Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcome a baby boy

    Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are new parents again. The couple welcomed a baby boy on November 30, according to a rep for Kunis. This is the couple’s second child. Together they also have a 2-year-old daughter, Wyatt Isabelle. Kutcher revealed the sex of their baby in October on the “Today Show.” “[Wyatt] points to Mila and she’s like, ‘baby brother’ when she points to the belly, and then she points to dad and she goes, ‘Beer!’ So I think […]

  • GATLINBURG, TN - NOVEMBER 30:  The remains of a home smolder in the wake of a wildfire November 30, 2016 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Thousands of people have been evacuated from the area and over 100 houses and businesses were damaged or destroyed. Drought conditions and high winds helped the fire spread through the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

    Gatlinburg fires: 13 dead; some residents allowed to check properties

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. — The number of people killed as a direct or indirect result of this week’s wildfires in eastern Tennessee has risen to 13, though emergency crews still have more areas to check, officials said Friday. And for the first time since Monday night’s flames swept through the Gatlinburg area, authorities allowed some residents to get into the charred areas to see their properties and perhaps collect anything they can salvage, Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters said at a […]

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    US adds 178K jobs in November, unemployment falls to 4.6%

    America’s economy continued to grow in November. The U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November, the Labor Department reported Friday, and the unemployment fell sharply to 4.6% from 4.9% in October. The rate is the lowest since August 2007. Unemployment has been at or below 5% for nearly a year as more people have returned to the job market and hiring has maintained momentum. November was the 74th consecutive month America added jobs. The economy is near “full employment.” “It’s […]

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    University of Tennessee professor: ‘Gatlinburg was made to burn’

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. — The devastating wildfires that struck this week in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, could not have been stopped, experts say. Sudden winds reaching near-hurricane force caught people off guard, separated them from loved ones and forced thousands down tiny, winding mountain roads in pure panic. Some 700 structures have been lost, over 15,000 acres have burned, 11 people have died and more are still missing. “The conditions that we normally experience in this region are not conducive to wildfires,” Great […]

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    Cancer returns for boy whose father got matching scar tattoo

    In June, a young Kansas boy named Gabe received life-saving brain surgery. But he felt self-conscious about the horseshoe-shaped scar that was left behind. His dad, realizing the impact it was having on Gabe, got a tattoo on his head to match his son’s incision. Both bald, dad and son held strong. Now, six months later, the two must be stronger than ever: Gabe’s brain cancer is back. “Pretty much we were told that the tumor is becoming more active,” […]

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    FBI adds accused killer of 4 to most wanted list

    The FBI has added a name to its list of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Marlon Jones, a member of a Jamaican narcotics ring, is accused of fatally shooting four people in Los Angeles. “Jones has violent tendencies and may attempt to flee internationally,” the FBI said. ” He has ties to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Tennessee, the Virgin Islands and Jamaica.” Los Angeles police said the shooting happened late in the night of October 15 in a house […]