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    New Orleans police officer shot and killed while in his car

    NEW ORLEANS — A police officer for New Orleans’ housing authority was fatally shot while inside his car Sunday morning, police said. The officer, who has not been identified pending notification of his family, was working overtime at a construction site in New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood when he was killed, New Orleans police said in a statement. The slain officer worked for the Housing Authority of New Orleans, which has its own police force. City police say another housing […]

  • Earlier this week Google filed a patent for a toy that can control other Wi-Fi-connected devices. This could be one of Google's creepiest patents yet -- especially if movies like "Chuckie" still give you nightmares.

    Google files patent for creepy teddy bear

    NEW YORK — Remember Teddy, the super-computer toy, from the 2001 film “Artificial Intelligence?” Well, Google might be making one. Earlier this week the company filed a patent for a toy that can control other Wi-Fi-connected devices. This could be one of Google’s creepiest patents yet — especially if movies like “Chuckie” still give you nightmares. Imagine a teddy bear outfitted with sensors and cameras. If it senses you’re looking at it, the fuzzy toy will rotate its head and […]

  • Anne Meara (R) and her son, Ben Stiller, pose for a photo at the Yves Saint Laurent Grand classics Screening of 'Sweet Smell of Sucess' hosted by Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor at the Playboy Mansion on November 11, 2004. (Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    Comedy great Anne Meara, mother of Ben Stiller, dies at 85

    Comedy great Anne Meara, one half of the comedy team “Stiller & Meara,” died at 85 on Saturday, her family said. Meara and her husband, Jerry Stiller, performed as the comedy team “Stiller & Meara” on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and other programs in the 1960s. They were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long, a family statement said. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, comedian Ben Stiller and daughter Amy, and […]

  • North Carolina ranks high on list of states with the best barbecue

    North Carolina ranks high on list of states with the best barbecue

    What's your favorite barbecue place?

  • John Forbes Nash, American mathematician and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics 1994, at a symposium of game theory at the university of Cologne, Germany. (Elke Wetzig via Wikimedia Commons)

    ‘Beautiful Mind’ mathematician John Nash, wife killed in car crash

    MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — John Forbes Nash Jr., the Princeton University mathematician whose life inspired the film “A Beautiful Mind,” and his wife died in a car crash Saturday, according to New Jersey State Police. Nash, 86, and Alicia Nash, 82, were riding in a taxi near Monroe Township when the incident occurred, State Police Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams said. They were traveling southbound in the left lane when the taxi went out of control while trying to pass […]

  • Elephant snatches man's camera, takes amazing 'elphie'

    Elephant snatches man’s camera, takes amazing ‘elphie’

    Plenty of tourists have snapped a selfie of themselves posing with an elephant during their travels. But how many have had their photo taken by the elephant?

  • Get it straight: The difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day

    Get it straight: The difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day

    We are here to make sure you don’t embarrass yourself. Veterans Day is an annual event, but inevitably, someone says something demonstrating confusion over the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Allow us to explain it to you. Veterans Day: This federal holiday falls on November 11 and is designated as a day to honor all who have served in the military. According to Military.com, Veterans Day began as Armistice Day to honor the end of World War I, […]

  • James Barton Horn Jr.

    Double murder, kidnapping suspect James Horn Jr. shot and killed

    SEDALIA, Mo. — A Missouri woman kept captive in a wooden box for four months escaped in April, only to be shot to death this week along with her son — and the suspect in their deaths was killed Saturday, authorities said. James Barton Horn Jr. — who had been charged with two homicides, kidnapping, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon — was fatally shot by police in a home in Johnson County, said Lt. Sonny Lynch […]

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    Dashcam shows plane’s deadly descent onto Atlanta-area highway

    ATLANTA — New police dashcam video shows the aftermath of a deadly plane crash on an Atlanta-area highway earlier this month. Greg Byrd, 53, of Asheville, and his two sons, Christopher, 27, and Phillip, 25, died in the crash on May 8, along with Christopher’s fiancee, Jackie Kulzer. The four were headed to the University of Mississippi in Oxford to see Greg Byrd’s younger son, Robert, graduate. In the video released by the Chamblee Police Department, the small plane appears […]

  • James Barton Horn Jr.

    Woman who said boyfriend held her in box for 4 months found dead

    Update: Multiple news sources are reporting that the suspect was shot and killed by law enforcement on Saturday. SEDALIA, Mo. — A Missouri woman kept captive in a wooden box for four months escaped in April, only to be shot to death this week along with her son, police said. The same ex-boyfriend who allegedly confined her in the box is suspected in the killings, authorities said Friday. James Barton Horn Jr. has been charged with kidnapping, armed criminal action […]

  • The Breast Cancer Society is one of four cancer charities affiliates with the Cancer Fund of America. The Society was the target of a Federal Trade Commission crackdown on May 19, 2015, when the Commission announced the charities spent about 97% of donations on private fundraisers or on the charities themselves.

    Government says four cancer charities are shams

    The Federal Trade Commission crackdown this week on four cancer charities affiliated with the Cancer Fund of America has upset many people. “It’s like a relationship. When you build a relationship with someone and find out they are lying to you the whole time, it’s heartbreaking,” said Mark Ricks, a longtime resident of Maryland. Cancer hit home for 47-year-old Ricks in 2004 when his father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. “The only option was to fight back,” he said. He […]

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    Ireland becomes first country to legalize same sex marriage by popular vote

    Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote on Saturday. The measure is set to pass, with “yes” taking more than 60% of the vote with only four of 43 constituencies still to report their tallies.

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