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    ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ kills off major character

    You’ll see him in your McDreams. On Thursday night’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” Dr. Derek Shepherd — the hunky character played by Patrick Dempsey — died. He wasn’t shot down over the Sea of Japan, nor did a helicopter fall on his head. Instead, he died following a car crash — after helping victims of another accident. “Derek Shepherd is and will always be an incredibly important character — for Meredith (Grey), for me and for the fans,” show creator Shonda Rhimes […]

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    High school students hurt in stage collapse

    WESTFIELD, Ind. — About two dozen students at an Indiana high school were hurt Thursday evening when the stage they were performing on collapsed. The students at Westfield High School were performing in a school concert. All of the injured were on stage and transported to several local area hospitals, according to Capt. Charles Hollowell of the Westfield Police Department. One of the students was critically injured. Westfield, a city about 25 miles north of Indianapolis, had about 75 students […]

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    Megachurch pastor: The devil is trying to discredit me over jet campaign

    FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Prosperity gospel pastor Creflo Dollar responded recently to critics of his campaign to buy a very pricey Gulfstream G650. Dollar noted in a recent address to his congregants that the devil was attempting to discredit him in regards to his campaign seeking $300 from 200,000 people globally to help buy the luxury jet. In a newly posted five-minute clip on YouTube, the Atlanta-area pastor speaks to his followers at World Changers Church International, tackling his critics […]

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    ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ child actor Sawyer Sweeten dead at 19

    BROWNWOOD, Texas — Sawyer Sweeten grew up before the eyes of millions as a child star on the endearing family sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Early Thursday he committed suicide, his sister Madylin Sweeten said in a statement. He was 19. “This morning a terrible family tragedy has occurred,” Madylin Sweeten said in a statement passed on by her manager Dino May. “We are devastated to report that our beloved brother, son, and friend, Sawyer Sweeten, took his own life. He […]

  • Source:	Mendocino Sheriff/KTLA

    Lost sea lion pup gets a ride in a patrol car

    MENDOCINO COUNTY, Calif.  — A sea lion pup that had wandered away from the ocean was spotted by sheriff’s deputies on Sunday waddling along a foggy highway in Mendocino County in Northern California, according to the department. The deputies located the pup just after 1 a.m. about a quarter mile from the ocean on Highway 1 just south of Fort Bragg, according to a news release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department. “The sea lion pup had an orange tag attached […]

  • Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, was selected by President Obama on Nov. 7, 2014, to replace Eric Holder as United States Attorney General.

    Senate confirms NC native Loretta Lynch as Attorney General after long delay

    WASHINGTON — The highly politicized five-month battle to choose President Barack Obama’s next attorney general came to a close Thursday when the Senate finally voted to confirm Loretta Lynch. The 56-43 vote makes Lynch the first African-American female attorney general in U.S. history. But the delay of her nomination neared record-breaking proportions. Republicans leading the Senate refused to bring her nomination up for a vote until Democrats cut a deal on abortion language in an unrelated bill. That legislation passed […]

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    Sex offender stole school bus to try to abduct kids, deputies say

    CASTLE DALE, Utah — A sex offender who has a prior conviction for impersonating a police officer stole a school bus and used it to try to pick up at least one child, according to the Emery County Sheriff’s Office. On Monday, a supervisor with a landscaping company hired to install sod at the baseball complex in Huntington called the sheriff’s office to report that one of his employees was “acting strange,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Janalee Luke said. The supervisor told deputies […]

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    Draft ‘Breakfast Club’ script found in high school filing cabinet

    CHICAGO — The cast of “The Breakfast Club” escaped from Principal Richard Vernon 30 years ago, but a draft script of the 1985 teen classic has just been found in a filing cabinet in the school district where it was filmed, the Chicago Tribune reported. “One day a few weeks ago, one of the assistants was going through a filing cabinet and found a file that had a manuscript from ‘The Breakfast Club’ dated Sept. 21, 1983,” Ken Wallace, superintendent […]

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    White House: US counterterrorism forces accidentally kill 2 hostages

    WASHINGTON — Two hostages held by al-Qa’ida were killed accidentally in January by U.S. government counterterrorism forces, the White House announced Thursday. “It is with tremendous sorrow that we recently concluded that a U.S. Government counterterrorism operation in January killed two innocent hostages held by al-Qa’ida,” Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement out Tuesday morning. The operation was a drone strike, multiple sources tell CNN on Thursday. The White House said Thursday the names of the two Americans […]

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    Will these tricks make you smarter?

    NEW YORK — Forgotten why you went to the refrigerator? Struggling to concentrate on work and multitask at the same time? Join the club. Experts cite that eating well, reducing stress and physical activity are all ways to keep our brains sharp and functioning at top-notch speed. But in the same way you workout out to keep your body in shape, your mind also needs exercising. According to neuroscientists, Learning and practicing any challenging skill can change the structure of […]

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    1 dead, several ill in botulism outbreak linked to church potluck

    LANCASTER, Ohio — A 54-year-old woman has died and others are hospitalized after being poisoned with botulism at a church potluck dinner in central Ohio, health officials said Wednesday. Botulism is rarely fatal. Its symptoms typically begin within 36 hours of consuming contaminated food. It can cause paralysis, double vision, difficulty swallowing and respiratory failure. All those sickened attended the potluck Sunday at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Lancaster, about 30 miles southeast of Columbus, said Ohio Department […]

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    43 fossilized dinosaur eggs found in busy city center

    HEYUAN, China — Construction workers found dinosaur eggs under a city street in China Sunday. A total of 43 eggs were found and 19 of them were fully intact. The largest measured as much as 5 inches in diameter. The discovery was made in Heyuan, which is known for these finds. The city has earned the nickname “Home of Dinosaurs.” The Heyuan Museum said this is the first time the fossils have been found in the busy city center.

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