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  • US tells North Korea to cease ‘destabilizing actions and rhetoric’

    WASHINGTON — With tensions rising between the US and North Korea, the Pentagon on Sunday called for the isolated communist nation to avoid destabilizing the situation further. “We call on (North Korea) to refrain from provocative, destabilizing actions and rhetoric, and to make the strategic choice to fulfill its international obligations and commitments and return to serious talks,” Pentagon spokesman Gary Ross said. “North Korea’s unlawful weapons programs represent a clear, grave threat to US national security.” The statement came […]

  • Family leaves heartwarming note for NFL player after flight, puts smile on athlete’s face

    After weeks of nightmare flight delays, battered passengers and near-brawls, a heartwarming story is descending from the friendly skies. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu tweeted a photo of a note he received from fellow passengers on a recent flight. The family thanked Sanu for setting a positive example for their son. The note’s author says the family’s 10-year-old son sat behind Sanu while traveling to train for an elite hockey team. The boy took note of the professional athlete […]

  • Michele Scarponi, Italian cyclist, dies after being hit by van while training

    Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi, who won the Giro d’Italia in 2011, died in a road collision while training Saturday morning, his Astana Pro Team said in a statement. Scarponi, 37, was struck by a van near his home in Filottrano in Italy’s Le Marche region. He was coming off a fourth-place finish in the Tour of Alps Friday afternoon in Trento, the team said, before returning home to his family. On Saturday morning, Scarponi went out for a training ride […]

  • Campbell recalls ‘Homestyle’ chicken soup

    A crazy switcheroo led to the voluntary recall Saturday of nearly 4,185 pounds of chicken soup products by the Campbell Soup Company. The cans were labeled as “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta,” but when consumers opened the cans, instead they found “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Italian-Style Wedding Spinach & Meatballs in Chicken Broth” soup. The mistake was discovered by Campbell’s on Thursday, when the corporate office was contacted by multiple consumers complaining of the wrong product […]

  • Emergency medical technician rescues young girl who tumbles out of moving bus

    HARRISON, Arkansas — It’s a scene that would make any parent shudder — a 4-year-old girl tumbles out of the back of a moving bus in the middle of a busy highway. Video of the incident shows the back door of the bus springing open and the young girl plummeting to the road. “I couldn’t believe it, it was so shocking,” said Ryan Ciampoli, who was driving behind the bus in Harrison, Arkansas. Ciampoli, who is a trained emergency medical […]

  • Meet the Russian ‘Father of all bombs’, which the country says is more powerful than the US ‘Mother of all bombs’

    MOSCOW — Born in Russia in 2007, the “Father of all bombs” may be holding a title surpassed by no other. The Russian military says it’s the most powerful thermobaric bomb of its kind, four times more powerful than the American “Mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal and the largest non-nuclear bomb the United States has ever used in combat. Based on the specifications the Russian military has released, analysts say Russia could be […]

  • College student killed after being hit during track and field hammer throw event

    WHEATON, Ill. — An Illinois college student is dead after being hit during a hammer throw event, officials said. Wheaton College identified the victim as Ethan Roser, 19, a freshman transfer student from Cincinnati, Ohio. Roser died after being accidentally struck with a hammer Saturday, according to a Wheaton statement. He had been volunteering at a track and field competition on the campus in suburban Chicago. Roser was treated by paramedics at the scene and transported to a local hospital, […]

  • Taliban attack Afghan base; more than 100 dead or wounded

    The Taliban’s deadly raid Friday on a northern army base that killed or wounded more than 100 people was revenge for the deaths of two of its officials in the region, a spokesman for the group told CNN. Zabiullah Mujahid told CNN in an email Saturday that the attack was undertaken because pro-Afghan government forces killed two Taliban shadow governors in the northern provinces of Kunduz and Baghlan. The assault began as soldiers were observing Friday prayers at Camp Shaheen […]

  • Erin Moran, star of ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Joanie Loves Chachi’ dies at 56

    HARRISON COUNTY, Indiana — Popular actress Erin Moran, a mainstay on TV from the late ’60s to the mid-’80s and best known for her kid-sister role in the sitcom “Happy Days,” has died. She was 56. Authorities in Indiana found her body Saturday afternoon after getting a 911 call at 4:07 p.m. for “an unresponsive female,” the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department said. “Upon the arrival, it was determined that the female was Erin Marie Moran-Fleischmann. First responders determined that she […]

  • Stores are closing at an epic pace. This week it was Bebe. Last month it was Staples. In February it was JCPenney.

    This week it was Bebe. Last month it was Staples. In February it was JCPenney. Stores are closing at an epic pace. In fact, the retail industry could suffer far more store closures this year than ever. Brokerage firm Credit Suisse said in a research report released earlier this month that it’s possible more than 8,600 brick-and-mortar stores will close their doors in 2017. For comparison, the report says 2,056 stores closed down in 2016 and 5,077 were shuttered in […]

  • Second doctor in Michigan arrested in case involving genital mutilation of young girls

    LIVONIA, Mich. – In the first federal case involving female genital mutilation filed in the United States, two Michigan doctors and the wife of one of the doctors have been charged with performing the banned procedure on two 7-year-old girls. Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and his wife, Farida Attar, 50, were arrested Friday at their medical office in Livonia, Michigan, west of Detroit. They were charged with three federal criminal counts including conspiracy, female genital mutilation and aiding and abetting. […]

  • Take a look inside cabin where Tad Cummins was arrested after cross-country manhunt with abducted teen

    CECILVILLE, Calif. — They traveled about as far away from Tennessee as they could get in the US, finally settling — at least for a night — in a remote cabin on a tree-covered mountainside in Northern California. The man told people the young woman with him was his wife. He said their house had burned down in Colorado, and he was down to his last dollar. But Tad Cummins failed to mention that he was the subject of a […]