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    Dozens dead after boat carrying 600 migrants capsizes off Egypt coast

    A boat reportedly carrying 600 migrants capsized off the Egyptian coast near Kafr al-Sheikh, the Egyptian military said Wednesday. Around 150 people have been rescued and authorities have retrieved 42 bodies so far, the country’s state media reported. The boat was on its way to Italy, the news agency MENA reported, attributing the information to the military. “This is a disaster” Mohamed Abu Arab, a fisherman based in nearby Rashida, told CNN that he and other fisherman are used to […]

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    Good Samaritan chases down man accused of taking pictures up woman’s dress

    SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. — “Oh my God, could this be happening? Cause there’s kids and there’s people everywhere!” That was Mark Morgan’s initial thought, last week, when he saw something unusual inside the Goodwill on South Street in Simpsonville. “I came across this isle and I noticed this gentleman with his arm stretched out taking a picture, up this lady’s dress… and I was like oh my God!” said Morgan. He said he was shopping for a dresser in the store with his […]

  • Hip-hop artist  Shawty Lo appears on MTV's "Sucker Free" at TRL Studios on Jan. 23, 2008, in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

    Rapper Shawty Lo dies in car crash at age 40

    ATLANTA — Rapper Shawty Lo, known for his song “Dey Know” and an abandoned reality TV show about the mothers of his 11 children, died Wednesday after a car crash in Atlanta, his manager told a local radio station. He was 40 years old. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed his death to CNN. The official cause of death is pending. Born Carlos Walker, the Jonesbridge, Georgia, native was a founding member of the group D4L, whose song “Laffy […]

  • Charlie was Kelly O'Connell's "best fur friend." So when she learned her canine companion of 15 years was dying of a brain tumor, she was devastated.

    Bride’s dying dog walks her down the aisle

    BUENA VISTA, Colo. — Charlie was Kelly O’Connell’s “best fur friend.” “We had tons of adventures together,” she told CNN. So when she learned her canine companion of 15 years was dying of a brain tumor, she was devastated. “I adopted him as a puppy,” she said, “I was 19 years old.” As much as she wanted him to be with her forever, she didn’t want to extend his life in suffering. “It had been four months of watching him […]

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    Charlotte police chief not certain whether gun pointed at police

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said during a press conference Wednesday morning that while witnesses and evidence indicate Keith Lamont Scott was armed with a handgun when he was shot Tuesday, Putney could not say for certain whether Scott was pointing the gun at officers. A Charlotte police officer shot and killed Scott Tuesday while officers were serving a warrant for a different person at an apartment complex in Charlotte. Police did not find a book where […]

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    Charlotte police shooting: Protests erupt after officer kills man

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Protests erupted in North Carolina after an officer fatally shot one man while serving a warrant for a different person at an apartment complex in Charlotte. Crowds gathered near the complex Tuesday night, chanting “no justice, no peace!” and carrying signs that said “Black Lives Matter.” Some threw water bottles and rocks at officers working to control the protesters. Some protests got out of hand. Demonstrations went onto the HWY, police cars damaged, a Walmart targeted. @myfox8 […]

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    Charlotte police shoot and kill man, sparking growing protest

    [Breaking news alert, posted at 11:14 p.m. ET Tuesday] A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer suffered injuries during protests Tuesday night following an officer-involved shooting, the police department tweeted. The officer’s injuries are not life-threatening, it said. [Previous story, posted at 10:37 p.m. ET Tuesday] CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte police looking to serve a warrant Tuesday shot and killed a man in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The man was armed but not the man police were looking for, the […]

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    New report finds ‘Erin Brockovich’ chemical in US drinking water

    Dangerous levels of chromium-6 are contaminating tap water consumed by hundreds of millions of Americans, according to a national report released Tuesday. Chromium-6 is the carcinogenic chemical that was featured in the popular 2000 movie “Erin Brockovich,” starring Julia Roberts as the titular activist. The US Environmental Protection Agency has never set a specific limit for chromium-6 in drinking water. There is scientific uncertainty regarding safe levels of this chemical in drinking water and possible long-term consequences of ingestion. But […]

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    Those wrongly given citizenship higher than initially reported

    WASHINGTON — The number of individuals who were supposed to have been deported but were instead granted citizenship is far higher than was initially reported by media covering the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s office report on the matter. On Monday, the Inspector General reported that 858 individuals from “special interest countries” — meaning countries that are considered to be “of concern to the national security” of the US — were supposed to have been deported but were instead […]

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    Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

    One of Hollywood’s highest profile marriages is over. Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt, a source familiar with the filing confirmed to CNN. Pitt and Jolie got married in 2014 but their relationship became the subject of speculation in 2004, when they co-starred in “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” At the time, Pitt was married to actress Jennifer Aniston. In January 2005, Pitt and Aniston announced they were splitting and Aniston filed for divorce a few months […]

  • TIPPERARY, IRELAND - OCTOBER 10:  Jim Carrey attends The Funeral of Cathriona White on October 10, 2015 in Cappawhite, Tipperary, Ireland.  (Photo by Debbie Hickey/Getty Images)

    Actor Jim Carrey sued over girlfriend’s drug overdose

    The husband of Jim Carrey’s former girlfriend has filed a lawsuit against the actor for allegedly supplying prescription drugs that contributed to her fatal overdose. In September 2015, Cathriona White, a 30-year-old hairstylist and beautician, was found dead in her home in Sherman Oaks, a neighborhood in north Los Angeles. At the time of her funeral, White was believed to have committed suicide. In a lawsuit filed Monday, White’s widower Mark Burton alleged Carrey illegally obtained “highly addi[c]tive” drugs under […]

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    DHS report: More than 800 people wrongly given US citizenship

    WASHINGTON — At least 858 people that had been ordered deported or removed under another name were improperly granted US citizenship due to a failure to maintain adequate fingerprint records, according to a new report. The failure occurred, in part, because older fingerprint records were not digitized as part of DHS or the FBI fingerprint databases and therefore could not be readily searched thereby preventing those who had been ordered deported or removed from being identified. The Department of Homeland […]