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    2 men, teen allegedly blow up turtle with firecrackers

    LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Northern Lancaster Police charged three people with killing a large turtle by blowing it up with firecrackers. It happened around 7 p.m. on August 3rd in the area of 1178 N. Penryn Road, Penn Township. Police were called for a reported explosion. Arriving officers found a small crater with what appeared to be pieces of bone fragments, biological membrane and the remains of a large turtle in the same area. Witnesses were able to provide suspect […]

  • An Afghan private security guard stands at the gate of the American University compound after the militants' raid that targeted the elite American University of Afghanistan, in Kabul on August 25, 2016.

At least nine people were killed after militants stormed the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, officials said, in a nearly 10-hour raid that prompted anguished pleas for help from trapped students. / AFP / WAKIL KOHSAR        (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Kabul university attack: 13 killed as gunmen open fire on campus

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Student Farim Ahmad was in his final class of the day at the American University in Kabul when he heard the first blast. Other students, who had already finished, were gathering in the cafeteria. Then came the smoke, fire and confusion. Thirteen people were killed in an overnight attack on the university in the Afghan capital, Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Chief of Kabul Police, told CNN Thursday. Two gunmen who were still on the site were […]

  • A 6.2-magnitude strong, shallow earthquake hit central Italy early Wednesday, killing at least 37 people and leaving rescuers desperately digging through the rubble to free survivors. Italian Red Cross President Francesco Rocca tweeted this picture.

Credit: Francesco Rocca/Italian Red Cross

    Italy earthquake leaves 247 dead; Rescuers race to find survivors

    SALETTA, Italy — An eerie quiet has taken hold over Saletta. The small settlement of about 20 houses is less than a mile away from the epicenter of a deadly 6.2-magnitude earthquake, which killed at least 247 people, according to Italian authorities. More than 1,000 people have been displaced by the quake, and Italy’s Civil Protection agency said no residents were allowed to sleep in the devastated town of Amatrice Wednesday night. Some 264 of those wounded are in the […]

  • This artist's impression shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b. (European Southern Observatory/M. Kornmesser)

    Closest potentially habitable planet to our solar system found

    In a discovery that has been years in the making, researchers have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet named Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, according to a new study. It is the closest exoplanet to us in the universe. Given the fact that Proxima b is within the habitable zone of its star, meaning liquid water could exist on the surface, it may also be the closest possible home for life outside of […]

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    Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio to be open to public

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Prince’s home Paisley Park is being opened to the public, six months after the rock legend’s death. Fans can start buying tickets this Friday at 3 p.m. ET for tours that begin on Oct. 3. The home is in Chanhassen, about 30 minutes outside of Minneapolis. The tickets are available online. The price of the tickets has not yet been made public. The 65,000-square foot home was also where he worked. Plans are that guided tours will […]

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    Firefighter describes life after historic face transplant: ‘I have hope now’

    Patrick Hardison can now drive his children to school in the morning. He can swim in a pool, run his fingers through his hair and blink his eyes. He can walk in crowds without strangers staring and pointing at him, and children running away crying, frightened by his face. About a year ago, the 42-year-old volunteer firefighter from Senatobia, Mississippi, couldn’t do any of those things. His face was severely disfigured. Hardison suffered extensive facial burns after responding to a […]

  • Donald Trump speaks at the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016. (Adam Rose/CNN)

    Oil billionaire: Trump didn’t ‘understand’ simple fracking question

    Donald Trump has promised to “unleash” America’s oil industry, but he recently sounded confused about the raging debate at the heart of the matter. Harold Hamm, the billionaire oilman and one of Trump’s biggest cheerleaders, even said that Trump doesn’t “understand” the issue. The confusion stems from an interview with a Colorado television station last month. The GOP presidential candidate told 9NEWS he could support local attempts to ban fracking — the controversial technology that has fueled America’s oil and […]

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    American University in Kabul attacked

    KABUL — A blast and gunshots have been heard at the American University of Afghanistan complex in Kabul, according to eyewitnesses. Fires are burning on the campus, said Tarek Fires are burning on the campus, said Tarek Mahjari, a reporter for Tolo News who reported the details in a phone interview with his employer. Ambulances, security forces and search and rescue teams are en route to the university. The blast occurred at 7:50 p.m. Ambulances, security forces and search and […]

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    Hollywood stars pay big to hobnob with Hillary Clinton

    LOS ANGELES — Hillary Clinton is picking up cash — and snapping playful photos with former N’Sync members — during a fundraising blitz in California this week. Clinton headlined an event at Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday afternoon that brought up $3.36 million, according to ticket prices and attendance figures provided by the campaign. In the process, Clinton, Biel, and Timberlake snapped four photos in a photo booth during the fundraiser, including one where Clinton […]

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    Italy earthquake leaves 73 dead, rescuers racing against time

    SALETTA, Italy (CNN) — A strong, shallow earthquake devastated towns in central Italy early Wednesday, killing at least 73 people and placing rescuers in a desperate race against time to try to rescue survivors from the rubble. Authorities scrambled to mobilize rescue teams, heavy equipment and medical staff into the most devastated areas, remote villages set amid mountainous terrain, which are only accessible by local roads. Italy’s Civil Protection agency said 73 people had been killed in the 6.2 magnitude […]

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While some use T-shirts, hats and yard signs to support their favorite presidential candidate, one St. Petersburg man is taking it a step further.

    Florida man gets tattooed for Trump

    St. Pete Beach, Fla. — While some use T-shirts, hats and yard signs to support their favorite presidential candidate, one St. Petersburg man is taking it a step further. He got tattooed for Trump. “This is the first time in my life I have had a choice,” said Sean (he asked that his last name not be used). “I can vote for another career politician or a citizen, a businessman, someone who knows problems and is known for solving problems.” Joshua […]

  • Daniel Harris

    Family speaks out after deaf driver shot and killed by NC trooper

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Days after his deaf and speech-impaired brother was shot and killed by a North Carolina state trooper, Sam Harris wonders whether the shooting happened because his sibling’s disabilities led to a misunderstanding. No official has said this was the case. But Harris said his family is pressing for more information about why Daniel Kevin Harris was shot near his Charlotte home Thursday after what police say was a roughly 7-mile vehicle chase. Daniel Harris’ relatives told a […]

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