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    Father hopes traumatic experience with heroin helps others

    ATLANTA — An Atlanta man who spent the last decade trying to pull his son out of the grips of heroin abuse, only to see him die in a car crash, hopes his story can help other parents dealing with the same problem. Tim Dougherty says his 23-year-old son Paul struggled with heroin addiction and was getting treatment to live without the drug. Before Paul could get a grip on his addiction, he was killed in a car crash in mid-September. […]

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    Chipotle to pay $8 million for ‘outrageous’ sexual assault

    It took the jury only three and a half hours to award a former Chipotle worker nearly $8 million in damages in a harrowing sexual assault case. The victim was 16 when she started working at Chipotle in late 2013 to earn extra money. Within weeks, she says her 26-year-old assistant manager started touching her breasts. He pretended it was an accident at first. Soon assistant manager Gerardo Solis was regularly touching her and “grooming” her for sex at a […]

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    Clinton super PAC putting $10 million behind anti-Trump ad

    Hillary Clinton’s top-dollar super PAC, Priorities USA, is planning to knock Donald Trump for comments the Republican presidential nominee made mocking a reporter’s disability as part of their largest ad buy of the campaign. The super PAC will begin airing an ad in a host of swing states this week that features Dante Latchman, a 17-year-old Nevadan who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer on his spine. The ad, which shows Latchman saying he doesn’t “want a president […]

  • Two children and a teacher were shot by a gunman at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, an official with Anderson County Emergency Services told reporters Wednesday afternoon.

    SC shootings: The heroes who helped save lives

    When a teen allegedly opened fire at an elementary school playground in South Carolina, wounding three people, quick action by teachers and emergency responders helped save lives, authorities say. Here are the people who jumped in to help: Veteran firefighter Authorities have credited volunteer firefighter Jamie Brock with bringing down the suspect. Brock, a 30-year-veteran who responded to the school, tackled the gunman and stopped him, Anderson County Deputy Chief Keith Smith told CNN affiliate WYFF “Mr. Brock is a […]

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    National Coffee Day will get you free or inexpensive coffee pretty much everywhere

    Go ahead, have another cup of coffee. This week’s mug runneth over with days devoted to the beverage that wakes up nations and keeps industries humming. According to Internet sages and the arbiters of faux holidays, September 29 is Coffee Day (also known as National Coffee Day or International Coffee Day). The origins of this day of caffeinated celebration are largely unknown, but who needs an origin story to justify that second, third or fourth cup? Coffee purveyors are offering […]

  • A man has died after police shot him in El Cajon, California, sparking protests in the suburb northeast of San Diego, CA on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

    Man killed by officer pointed vaping device, police say

    EL CAJON, Calif. — For a second consecutive night, protesters gathered Wednesday in El Cajon, California, holding signs and demanding accountability following an officer-involved shooting of an unarmed black man. Alfred Okwera Olango, 38, pulled a vape smoking device from his pocket and pointed it at police before one officer fatally shot him and another discharged a Taser, El Cajon Police said. His death set off demonstrations in the San Diego suburb as activists demanded that authorities release video of […]

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    UNC football player set to be arraigned on sexual battery charge

    A linebacker at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is expected to be arraigned Thursday on two misdemeanor sexual battery and assault charges. Allen Artis is accused of raping fellow student Delaney Robinson at an on-campus apartment on February 14. He also faces civil charges filed by his accuser. Artis has denied the allegations. “Everything was completely consensual, what happened that night. That’s the truth,” Artis told The (Raleigh) News & Observer this week. “I did not rape […]

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    SC shootings: Suspect allegedly called grandparents before opening fire

    A minute before a teen allegedly opened fire at an elementary school playground in South Carolina, he called his grandparents’ cellphone, sobbing and mumbling unintelligibly, authorities say. It was 1:44 p.m. local time. His grandparents could barely hear the 14-year-old because of his crying, CNN affiliate WYFF reported. So they headed next door, where he lived, to check on him. But instead of the teen, the grandparents found the body of their son — his father. Their grandson was nowhere […]

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    Video released shows officers shooting 6-year-old

    A Louisiana judge released body cam video Wednesday showing officers firing multiple rounds into a car, unknowingly striking and killing a 6-year-old boy. The incident, which happened in September 2015, resulted in the indictments of two marshals on second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder charges. The marshals began pursuing the car after they witnessed an argument between a man and his girlfriend in front of a local bar, a source told CNN. Officers moved to detain the man, identified as […]

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    Iconic 9/11 flag: The man who turned it in

    For eight years, Brian Browne preserved an American flag in a storage trunk and the freezer of his Everett, Washington, home — unaware it was a piece of history. The unknown treasure was the iconic flag that three New York City firefighters hoisted above the ruins of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks — a defiant act captured in an indelible newspaper photo. The flag disappeared, but resurfaced in 2014 in Everett. The man who returned it to […]

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    With protests quiet, state of emergency ends in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte, site of protests after a police officer-involved shooting last week, and the state of North Carolina have lifted states of emergency for the city. Gov. Pat McCrory thanked Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the Highway Patrol and state’s National Guard for “working together to restore order over the past week.” The emergency declarations came on the second night of protests that turned violent in the wake of the fatal shooting of an African-American man by an African-American officer. There […]

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    Officials: Firefighter took down shooter at South Carolina school

    TOWNVILLE, S.C. – A firefighter is being credited with stopping a teen who allegedly shot two children and a teacher at a South Carolina elementary school Wednesday. The unarmed, volunteer firefighter held the suspect at Townville Elementary School until deputies showed up, said Taylor Jones, Anderson County Emergency Services’ deputy director. The firefighter, who hasn’t been named publicly, is said to have 33 years of service, according to KWCH. The suspected shooter, a teenager, is in custody, deputy chief Taylor […]