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  • Justin Ross Harris and his 22-month-old son, Cooper Harris.

    Prosecution says dad in hot-car-death case wanted son gone

    Two years ago, a Georgia family’s nightmare became a front-page mystery. Twenty-two-month-old Cooper Harris died after being left in the sweltering back seat of a car in June 2014 while his father, Justin Ross Harris, was at work. What seemed like a tragic accident took a shocking turn when, three months later, a Georgia grand jury indicted Harris on charges of murder. The case so far has been an emotional one, with the defense saying Harris was a loving father […]

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    Here’s the biggest lottery jackpots in U.S. history, NC woman is No. 6

    NEW YORK — The current Powerball is inching closer to cracking the list of the largest lottery jackpots of all time. At $348 million, it’s not far behind the $390 million jackpot currently in 11th place. And after no winners emerged from Saturday night’s drawing, the jackpot is expected to grow even more leading up to the next drawing on Wednesday. Here are the all-time largest jackpots and who won them: 1. $1.5 billion Powerball January 13, 2015: The record-shattering […]

  • Bowe Bergdahl

    Bowe Bergdahl’s defense wins battle over classified documents

    The defense team for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, has won access to hundreds of thousands of pages of classified information. In a Thursday ruling, the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals denied an appeal made by the prosecution regarding access to classified information. Previously, the defense said it had been given access to less than 1% of the classified material in the case. “The government basically has been brushed back on […]

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    Train headed to North Carolina derails in D.C., leaks sodium hydroxide

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A CSX train derailed about 6:40 a.m. in Washington and leaked sodium hydroxide, according to Doug Buchanan, a D.C. fire department spokesman. The material is not combustible but when it comes into contact with moisture or water, it can generate sufficient heat to ignite combustible substances, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CNN asked Buchanan if there was any danger of fire after the derailment, which resulted in no injuries or evacuations from nearby […]

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    Ringling Bros. elephants to perform in last show

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After years of giant tricks and synchronized dances, the elephants at Ringling Bros. will perform in one final act Sunday. The elephants’ last show will be in Providence, RI, nearly two years before the pachyderms’ expected retirement. The Feld Entertainment, which owns Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, had said all its touring elephants would head to a Florida conservation center by 2018. It appears the animals are going to the facility a bit earlier. Outcry […]

  • Ted Cruz

    Ted Cruz takes on Caitlyn Jenner over transgender fight

    WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is standing his ground in his belief that allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice “opens the door for predators,” dismissing criticism from Caitlyn Jenner, who mocked him over the issue last week. “This is not a matter of right or left, or Democrat or Republican. This is common sense. It doesn’t make sense for grown adult men, strangers, to be alone in a restroom with a little girl,” Cruz told […]

  • CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 07: Malia Obama (C) attends President Barack Obama her father's speaking engagement at the University of Chicago Law School on April 7, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama addressed his U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland as he hopes members of the Republican party will give Garland a hearing and a vote in Washington. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

    Malia Obama, President Barack Obama’s daughter, to attend Harvard University

    WASHINGTON — Malia Obama, the oldest of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s two daughters, will attend Harvard University. She’ll begin there in the fall of 2017, after taking a gap year, the White House announced Sunday. She’ll be a member of the class of 2021. Obama said at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday that his family plans to stay in Washington for two years after his presidency ends so that their youngest daughter, Sasha, can […]

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    White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Obama vs. Trump, the sequel

    WASHINGTON — Obama … out. President Barack Obama took his leave of the White House press corps Saturday with a sardonic blast at Donald Trump, the Republican Party and even fellow Democrats in his final tart-tongued stand-up riff for the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Trump, the widely anticipated target of Obama’s barbs who was memorably skewered in 2011, was not in attendance — a fact that did not go unnoticed by the commander in chief. “I am a little […]

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    1 million sign petition to boycott Target over transgender bathrooms

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – A flurry of policies affecting transgender people has swept the country in recent weeks, leading to widespread protests, economic losses and a growing debate about equality and privacy. Most recently, an Alabama city passed a law saying if people use a public bathroom that doesn’t match their biological sex, they could face six months in jail. With new rules and new challenges every week, it can be difficult to stay on top of developments. Here’s the latest […]

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    Tailor hacked to death in own shop

    DHAKA, Bangladesh — A Hindu tailor was hacked to death in Bangladesh on Saturday, the latest victim in a series of similar attacks in this South Asian nation. Police said Nikhil Joarder was inside his tailoring shop in the central Bangladeshi district of Tangail when at least two assailants drove up on motorbikes and attacked him with machetes. He died immediately, according to Tangail Police Superintendent Mohammed Tanvir. The superintendent said a complaint was filed against Joarder in 2012 for […]

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    Here we go again! Powerball jackpot reaches $314 million

    Have you bought your Powerball ticket? The current jackpot for the national lottery has reached $314 million after going weeks without a winner. The next drawing is Saturday night. If a winner isn’t drawn, the pot will grow even bigger. The last jackpot to reach this level eventually grew to become the largest in U.S. history — $1.5 billion. That jackpot garnered a lot of attention until three winning tickets were sold in January in Chino Hills, California, Munford, Tennessee […]

  • Johnathan Simpson

    Fort Bragg soldier charged with rape of fellow soldier

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A soldier stationed at Fort Bragg has been charged with the rape and kidnapping of a fellow soldier, police said Saturday. Johnathan Simpson, 26, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and sexual battery, according to Fayetteville police. The alleged assault occurred off base in Fayetteville, and the 26-year-old victim and Simpson are in the same Army unit, police said. Simpson remained in custody Saturday at the Cumberland County Detention Center and was being […]

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