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  • Avicii, well-known Swedish DJ, dies at 28

    MUSCAT, Oman — Grammy nominated Swedish DJ Avicii died Friday, his publicist confirmed to CNN. He was 28. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” a statement to CNN read. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.” Avicii […]

  • Democratic Party files lawsuit claiming Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 campaign

    WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee is suing the Trump campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and several associates of President Donald Trump alleging a grand racketeering, hacking and fraudulent conspiracy that harmed Democrats through WikiLeaks’ publication of internal party emails during the 2016 presidential campaign. Those named in the lawsuit include several top Trump advisers who attended the now-infamous June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower, longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former campaign […]

  • SunTrust employee may have tried to steal data from 1.5 million customers

    SunTrust says a former employee may have stolen about 1.5 million customers’ data and shared it with a “criminal third party.” Chairman and CEO William Rogers Jr. made the announcement Friday as the regional bank released its quarterly earnings. Rogers said the former employee tried to print the customer data. The information included names and account balances, but not Social Security numbers, account numbers or passwords. The bank has not identified “significant fraudulent activity” on the accounts, Rogers said. It […]

  • Woman lost 2 sons in one night to opioids; fighting the crisis is now her life’s work

    “Everything just kind of seemed like a blur that day,” Becky Savage said. “Your mind is not really meant to process something that extreme.” The day Savage is describing is June 14, 2015. Her two oldest sons, Nick and Jack, were celebrating at high school graduation parties the night before. The boys came home about 12:30 a.m. and checked in with their mom, who had been waiting up. The next morning, as Savage was picking up laundry in Jack’s room, […]

  • 1 injured in shooting at Florida high school, suspect in custody

    OCALA, Fla. — A student was wounded and a suspect is in custody after a shooting Friday morning at a high school in Ocala, Florida, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The student was shot in the ankle, said Kevin Christian, Marion Public Schools spokesman. Authorities asked residents to avoid the area of Forest High School, which was surrounded by emergency vehicles and buses transporting students away from the scene. Parents were asked to go to First Baptist Church […]

  • 83-year-old executed in Alabama is oldest inmate put to death in modern US history

    Alabama has executed Walter Leroy Moody, 83, who had been convicted of murder for the mail bombing death of a federal judge in 1989. Moody is the oldest person put to death since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, according to figures compiled by the Death Penalty Information Center. Earlier Thursday, the Supreme Court denied the appeals from Moody’s attorney after temporarily delaying his death by lethal injection. Moody was convicted in 1996 for the murder of […]

  • ‘Cold-blooded killer’ grandmother accused of killing her husband, look-alike captured

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — A grandmother accused of killing her husband before traveling across the country to impersonate and kill another woman has been arrested in Texas, authorities said. A nationwide manhunt for Lois Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, ended Thursday night when she was captured in South Padre Island, Texas, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities found Riess about 25 minutes after they received a tip from someone who spotted her at a restaurant, said Nikki […]

  • Rodents and filth cited in FDA report on North Carolina farm linked to egg recall

    An inspection report released Thursday by the US Food and Drug Administration indicates that the North Carolina farm linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella from contaminated eggs had an ongoing rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions and poor employee practices. On April 13, Rose Acre Farms voluntarily recalled nearly 207 million eggs produced at its Hyde County farm in North Carolina that it believed were at risk of contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Three days later, Cal-Maine Foods Inc. voluntarily recalled 280,800 eggs purchased […]

  • Two Florida deputies killed by gunman while eating at restaurant

    GILCHRIST COUNTY, Fla. — Two deputies were killed Thursday when a man walked up to the window of a Florida restaurant where they were eating and shot them, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office said. Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey were eating at the Ace China restaurant in Trenton, a small town about 30 miles of Gainesville. “Both our heroes had simply sat down to eat while on duty,” Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz said. “There was no crime […]

  • Every Bon-Ton department store is closing

    YORK, Pa. — The retail apocalypse has claimed another victim. One of the country’s largest department store companies, Bon-Ton Stores Inc., plans to liquidate all 256 of its stores, which include Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers. A bankruptcy court judge approved the liquidation Wednesday. The Bon-Ton Stores, a chain of department stores that trace its origins to 1854, applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February but failed to find a buyer. Bon-Ton has stores in […]

  • Tumbleweeds take over California town, trapping residents in their homes, ‘It’s an invasion’

    VICTORVILLE, Calif. – A California town has been overrun with tumbleweeds — lots and lots of tumbleweeds. Strong winds, with gusts topping 50 mph, have been blowing the prickly plants into neighborhoods in the High Desert town of Victorville, California. When the tumbleweeds hit an obstacle, like a fence or even a house, they startg piling up. And boy have they been piling up. City workers were using pitchforks and heavy equipment to clean up the mess on Tuesday, but […]

  • Toddler shoots her mom with a gun her dad left in their car; father charged

    MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana — An Indiana man faces charges for leaving a loaded gun in the car with his family as he shopped, after his 3-year-old daughter accidentally shot her mother, police said. Shanique Thomas, the woman who was shot, told police she was unaware that Menzo Brazier, 21, was carrying his weapon when they left their home in Michigan City, Indiana. They brought along their children, a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old, the Merrillville, Indiana, Police Department said. Brazier asked […]