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    Video shows firefighters rescuing four kittens from house fire

    These kittens live to meow another day after they were rescued from a fire in California. Turlock Fire Department responded to a small fire outside a home in the early morning hours on Monday. They didn’t realize a litter of kittens was living in the woodpile that had caught fire. The blaze was quickly extinguished and while the firefighters were finishing up in the area, they stumbled across four feline survivors. A firefighter equipped with a lapel camera captured the […]

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    $26,000 worth of goods stolen from man’s carry-on during flight

    HONG KONG — It’s a lesson in not letting your guard down — even if the thief isn’t going to run off anytime soon. A man flying to Hong Kong earlier this week claimed he lost goods worth around $26,000, after two watches and foreign currency were stolen from the luggage he had stored in the plane’s carry-on bin. The man, identified by local media as a Turkish merchant, was flying from Turkey to Hong Kong on an Emirates flight. […]

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    Man arrested in kidnapping and death of 11-year-old Navajo girl

    A man was arrested by the FBI on Tuesday evening in connection with the kidnapping and death of an 11-year-old Navajo girl, whose body was found in the New Mexico desert. Authorities identified him as Tom Begaye, 27, but did not offer details as to a possible connection to the children. Begaye is scheduled to appear in U.S. Magistrate court Wednesday. CNN’s attempts to reach Begaye were not immediately successful, and CNN could not determine if he has an attorney. […]

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    After Indiana: Trump celebrates; Cruz out; Sanders wins

    Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee following a decisive victory in the Indiana primary and the decision by Ted Cruz to drop out of the race. Though Trump has not formally secured the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination — and likely won’t until June — there is no serious opposition left to block his path. “It is a beautiful thing to watch, and a beautiful thing to behold,” Trump said during a victory speech. “We […]

  • Kenya is destroying more than $172 million worth of illegal elephant tusks and rhino horns.

    Video shows historic $172M ivory burn cover sky in smoke and ash

    NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK, Kenya — Twelve ivory towers burned in Kenya on Saturday, sending thick plumes of ash and smoke over Nairobi National Park as elephant and rhino tusks smoldered. A rainy Saturday afternoon brought together heads of state from several African nations and hundreds of onlookers to watch Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to over $172 million worth of illicit wildlife goods. A somber mood took over the crowd as the event began. They listened to the gust […]

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    Ted Cruz drops presidential bid

    INDIANAPOLIS — Ted Cruz bowed out of the Republican presidential race Tuesday following a crushing loss to Donald Trump in Indiana, clearing the path for the real estate mogul to clinch the GOP nomination. It was a remarkable turn of events in a presidential primary race that seemed destined — just weeks ago — to end in a contested convention this summer. Even in the final hours of the race in the Hoosier State, Cruz insisted he was staying in […]

  • Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) participate in a debate sponsored by Fox News at the Fox Theatre on March 3, 2016, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Cruz calls Trump ‘pathological liar,’ ‘narcissist;’ Trump says Cruz is ‘unhinged,’ ‘desperate’

    Ted Cruz on Tuesday unloaded on Donald Trump, accusing him during a news conference of being a “pathological liar,” “utterly amoral,” “a narcissist at a level I don’t think this country’s ever seen” and “a serial philanderer.” “He is proud of being a serial philanderer … he describes his own battles with venereal diseases as his own personal Vietnam,” Cruz said, citing a decades-old Trump appearance on “The Howard Stern Show.” The Texas senator’s dramatic and deeply personal attack on […]

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    Donald Trump will win Indiana primary, projection says

    Donald Trump surged to a decisive victory in the Indiana Republican primary Tuesday, CNN projects, while Ted Cruz’s last-ditch efforts to win the state faltered, leaving Trump on the cusp of the nomination. Though the real-estate mogul won’t secure the 1,237 delegates he needs to formally claim the nomination until June, his Indiana triumph makes it almost impossible to stop him. Following his decisive wins in New York and other East Coast states, the Indiana victory could put Trump within […]

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    Listeria prompts recall of 42 brands of frozen fruits and veggies

    CRF Frozen Foods announced Tuesday that it’s expanding a voluntary recall of frozen organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables because of possible health risks. The company issued the recall in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because the products might be contaminated with listeria. Listeria is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. It can cause serious, sometimes fatal infections in older adults, […]

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    4 crying babies earn airline passengers free round-trip flights

    Babies crying on an airplane never sounded so good. Passengers on a recent JetBlue flight were awarded a free round-trip flight thanks to four crying baby travelers. “People smile at babies everywhere, except on planes,” said Elizabeth Windram, JetBlue’s director brand management and advertising (and a mother of a toddler). “For Mother’s Day, we wanted to acknowledge how moms (indeed all parents and caregivers) often feel stressed while traveling with children.” The airline offered the “FlyBabies” promotion on April 15 […]

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    Ashley Sawyer, from MTV’s hit reality show ‘Catfish,’ dies at 23

    Ashley Sawyer, who appeared on MTV's hit reality show "Catfish," has passed away at 23.

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    NC native, mother of Tupac, Afeni Shakur dead at 69

    Afeni Shakur Davis, the mother of one of hip-hop’s most seminal and iconic figures, died at age 69, the Marin County, Calif., sheriff’s office said Tuesday. Though she is best known as Tupac Shakur’s mom, she was also a Black Panther as a young adult and an activist in later years. Davis was born in Lumberton, N.C. Deputies responded to a call reporting “a possible cardiac arrest” at her Sausalito home around 9:34 p.m. Monday, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said. […]


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