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  • Missing Tennessee student: From kissing allegation to manhunt

    A nationwide manhunt continues for an armed Culleoka, Tennessee, teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old student just weeks after he was investigated for kissing her in his classroom, police say. Tad Cummins and Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas have been missing since March 13. Here’s a timeline of what led up to and has transpired during the manhunt: July 6, 2011 Cummins applies for a job with Maury County Public Schools. He had spent the previous four years working as a […]

  • 7-year-old boy gives his Wii to grieving cops to ‘make them feel better’

    WAUSAU, Wis. — Most kids struggle when they’re asked to share their toys. Not 7-year-old Brady Duke. Brady loves reading, throwing around the football and — most of all — playing with his Nintendo Wii. But after learning that the nearby Everest Metropolitan Police Department in Wisconsin lost one of its own when Detective Jason Weiland was killed last week in the line of duty, Brady donated his most prized possession to the Wausau Police Department. The departments’ headquarters are […]

  • Study shows no long-term cognitive benefit to breastfeeding

    While the medical benefits of breastfeeding for helping newborns fight infections and helping pre-term infants get stronger are fairly well established, the long-term impact is much less so. While new mothers may debate what they believe to be long-term benefits, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics finds that breastfeeding has little impact on long-term cognitive development and behavior. The study followed 7,478 Irish children born full term, from the time they were 9 months old. They were then […]

  • Homeowner’s son shoots, kills three would-be robbers

    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Three teens dressed in black and wearing masks and gloves were killed by the son of a homeowner during a home invasion on Monday. The 23-year-old son of the homeowner fired shots from a rifle. One suspect had a knife, another carried brass knuckles. The shooter voluntarily spoke with investigators. Neither he nor his father were hurt. A 21-year-old woman turned herself into Broken Arrow police and may have been a getaway driver, said Deputy Nick […]

  • ‘Forrest Gump’ inspires man to run across US

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A man from Liverpool, England, wanted to see all of the United States, so he decided the best way to do that would be to run across the country. Rob Pope said the movie “Forrest Gump” inspired him to just get out and run. “I just like running,” Pope laughed. For seven months now, Pope has been running America’s byways with a bicycle full of necessities. On March 24, he was near Nashville, Tennessee. “I’ve always wanted […]

  • White House wants $1 billion for 62 miles of border wall, estimates for full wall range from $12-20 billion

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration wants the first $1 billion of border wall funding to cover 62 miles — including replacing some existing fencing along the southern border. The $999 million requested by the White House in its budget supplement for just defense and border security spending would cover just 48 miles of new wall, according to justification documents from the Department of Homeland Security obtained by CNN. The documents describe exactly where the administration hopes to put its first […]

  • Police officer who killed unarmed teen quits before he’s fired

    NEW YORK — A New York police officer who fatally shot unarmed teen Ramarley Graham during a 2012 chase, resigned Sunday after an internal disciplinary trial on Friday. According to an NYPD statement, police officer Richard Haste quit after the NYPD trial commissioner “found him guilty on all counts and recommended his employment be terminated.” NYPD Police Commissioner James O’Neill has “fully concurred with the findings and recommendations of the Trial Commissioner,” the statement reads. Federal prosecutors closed their investigation […]

  • A 200-lb gold coin that’s worth more than $1 million is stolen

    A precious gold coin, that’s in the Guinness Book of Records for its unsurpassed purity, was stolen from a museum in Germany in the early hours of Monday. The coin, which weighs more than 200 pounds and has a diameter of more than 20 inches, was taken from the Bode Museum in Berlin after 2 a.m. local time. The coin, nicknamed “the “Big Maple Leaf,” was issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007, ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s state […]

  • World’s biggest dinosaur footprint found in ‘Australia’s Jurassic Park’

    The world’s biggest dinosaur footprint has been discovered in northwestern Australia, measuring at nearly 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters), the lead author of a study said. The track belonged to a sauropod, a long-necked herbivore. It tops a record 1.15 meter-long (nearly 3 feet 9 inches) footprint found last July. That footprint, found in Bolivia, was the biggest ever from a carnivorous dinosaur. “The giant footprints are no doubt spectacular,” Steve Salisbury, the lead author of the study and […]

  • United Airlines faces backlash over dress code rules

    A dress code requirement, obscure to the general flying public but part of a United Airlines employee perk, caused a stir on Twitter on Sunday. The dust-up over United’s rules came after Shannon Watts, the founder of the anti-gun violence group Moms Demand Action, tweeted about seeing a United gate agent refuse to allow “girls in leggings” board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis “because spandex is not allowed.” “I guess @united not letting women wear athletic wear?” Watts tweeted […]

  • Bible and rocks thrown through doors of mosque

    Colorado police are investigating vandalism at a mosque after a person was seen on surveillance video throwing rocks and a Bible through the building’s glass doors and prayer area on Sunday. “The responding officer confirmed there was damage to the building and it had been vandalized around 4 a.m.MT (6 a.m.ET),” Fort Collins police spokesman Dustin Weir told CNN. Officials with the Islamic Center of Fort Collins said the footage shows a man throwing several large rocks and the Bible […]

  • NFL pledges to cut down on commercial breaks to speed up games

    The NFL made headlines last year for poor ratings during the regular season. Even though they rebounded in the post season, the NFL has been vocal about the need to speed up games and change the structure of commercial breaks. In a letter to fans on Wednesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell explained how those changes would take place. The NFL plans to use a play clock after the extra point to get back to the action faster. It may also […]