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    Fugitive wanted for kidnapping, raping woman in NC arrested in NY after crashing car into river

    A Massachusetts child rape suspect who was wanted in connection with a cross country spree of sexual assaults, kidnappings and armed robberies has been arrested. Gregory Lewis was arrested shortly before midnight in Fort Edward, New York, near the border with Vermont, the Massachusetts State Police said early Wednesday morning. Lewis, 26, allegedly committed at least six sexual assaults in various states since fleeing Massachusetts in September, according to the Massachusetts State Police. Several victims in the assaults were women […]

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    Ferguson police chief expected to step down

    FERGUSON, Mo. — The police chief in Ferguson, Mo., is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the police department, according to government officials familiar with the ongoing discussions between local, state and federal officials. Under the proposed plan, after Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson leaves, city leadership would ask the St. Louis County police chief to take over management of Ferguson’s police force. The announcement could come as soon as next week. […]

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    Jose Canseco accidentally shoots himself in the hand

    LAS VEGAS — Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco accidentally shot himself in the left hand while cleaning a gun Tuesday, a Las Vegas police spokesman said. Canseco, who hit more than 450 home runs during his 17 seasons in the big leagues, was hit when his semiautomatic handgun accidentally went off, Lt. Mark Reddon of the Las Vegas Metro Police said. Canseco won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1986 and was the league MVP two years […]

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    Antares rocket explodes shortly after launch (VIDEO)

    An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded early Tuesday evening along the eastern Virginia coast, causing a huge fireball but no apparent deaths. According to NASA, the Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft were set to launch at 6:22 p.m. ET from the Wallops Flight Facility along the Atlantic Ocean. It was set to carry some 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station. “There was failure on launch,” NASA spokesman Jay Bolden said. “There was […]

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    Costco gives workers good news about Black Friday holiday hours

    At Costco, the Black Friday deals won’t begin until, well, Friday. The warehouse retail chain will again stay closed on Thanksgiving this year, bucking the trend of retailers opening their doors earlier and earlier. “Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families,” a Costco spokesman told the website Think Progress. “Nothing more complicated than that,” the spokesman added. It said the same thing last […]

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    Father says sons beaten at school while attackers called them ‘Ebola’

    Fears over Ebola have made the jump from pundits to the playground. On Friday, a group of students attacked two of their peers at I.S. 318 in the Bronx while yelling “Ebola” at the brothers who had recently returned from Senegal, the boys’ father told CNN Newsroom Tuesday. The New York Department of Education confirms the incident occurred, saying the boys were pushed and shoved. Ousmane Drame, the boys’ father, said the boys felt so upset by their experience that […]

  • From left, the families of Nikki Listau, Deundrez Woods and Tanisha Jefferson are suing an Alabama jail over their deaths.

    Prisoners died of gangrene, constipation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — One prisoner died of alcohol withdrawal. Constipation killed another. A third succumbed to gangrene. The deaths sound like they come from the logs of a Civil War POW encampment, but all three are alleged to have befallen detainees at the Madison County Jail in Huntsville, Ala., while they were awaiting trial. In 2013. “What connects them all is that all of these people were in the medical-watch area, supposedly under the care of nurses,” said Florence-based civil […]

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    Friend: ‘Something bad’ happened to missing Denver Broncos fan

    Authorities are treating the disappearance of a 53-year-old Denver Broncos fan from a game last week as an “active missing person’s investigation,” and while foul play isn’t evident, nothing’s been ruled out, Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said Tuesday. According to KDVR, investigators have been reviewing hundreds of hours of surveillance footage from Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but so far, haven’t been able to locate Paul Kitterman, though a witness remembers seeing him in the stadium during the […]

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    Terminally ill woman who plans to end her life checks off last item on bucket list

    Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill woman who plans to take her own life November 1, has checked the last item off her bucket list. She visited the Grand Canyon last week. “The Canyon was breathtakingly beautiful,” she wrote on her website, “and I was able to enjoy my time with the two things I love most: my family and nature.” Photos showed her and her husband standing on the edge of the canyon, hugging and kissing. But her cancer reasserted […]

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    Ebola’s ‘patient zero’ traces back to 2-year-old

    Before the virus ravaged West Africa, before the deaths soared into the thousands, before the outbreak triggered global fears, Ebola struck a toddler named Emile Ouamouno. Virtually no one knew the 2-year-old by name. Now the world knows him as patient zero. Researchers from the New England Journal of Medicine believe Emile was the first person to contract the disease in the current outbreak almost a year ago. It’s not clear exactly how the boy, who lived in a rainforest […]

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    School shooting victim says he forgives gunman

    How does a 14-year-old high school student, shot in the face and told he can never play football again, feel about his attacker? Forgiving. In a tweet he sent from his hospital, Nate Hatch says he forgives his cousin — the shooter who opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington on Friday. Two students, Zoe Galasso and Gia Soriano, were killed. Two others, in addition to Nate, are still hospitalized. The shooter, Jaylen Fryberg, took his own life. “I […]

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    Nurse Amber Vinson free of Ebola, to be released from hospital

    A second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released from the Atlanta hospital where she’s been treated, the hospital said Tuesday. Amber Vinson will make a statement at a 1 p.m. ET news conference announcing her discharge, which comes about two weeks after her diagnosis, Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital said. Vinson was one of two Dallas nurses who contracted Ebola after treating Liberia citizen Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be […]

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