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    Clerk who refused to marry same-sex couples says she met with Pope Francis

    WASHINGTON — Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who spent six days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, met privately with Pope Francis last week during his visit to the United States, her legal team said. The meeting took place Thursday at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, according to the statement on the Liberty Council website. Mat Staver, the lawyer for Davis, said the session lasted 10 minutes and was just between the Pope, his client […]

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    Neighbor allegedly tied up teen, shocked his ears with battery charger to get info on theft

    WICHITA, Kan. — A 15-year-old boy told police his older neighbor led him to a garage, pulled out a gun, tied him up, then used a battery charge to shock him, police said — all because the man was angry about his wallet being stolen. Robert McDowell, 58, was in a Sedgwick County, Kansas, jail on Tuesday on aggravated battery to cause great bodily harm, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and criminal threat charges in the incident, according to official booking […]

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    Paul Walker’s daughter sues Porsche over father’s death

    Paul Walker’s daughter has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, claiming the sports car he was riding in had multiple design flaws. The suit, filed Monday on behalf of 16-year-old Meadow Rain Walker, seeks unspecified damages for defects it alleges contributed to her father’s death. “The bottom line is that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car. It doesn’t belong on the street,” Walker’s attorney, Jeff Milam, said in a statement. “And we shouldn’t be without Paul Walker […]

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    Bank robber arrested after posing with wads of cash on Facebook

    ASHVILLE, Ohio — When isn’t it a good idea to post pictures online pretending a wad of cash is a telephone, playfully eating a chunk of bills or grinning from ear-to-ear holding sums of money in both hands? When you’ve allegedly robbed a bank. That’s what authorities in Ashville, Ohio, claim John E. Mogan II did last month, before possibly giving himself away a few weeks later with his Facebook posts. “Good decision-making isn’t his strong suit,” Lt. Dale Parish […]

  • Six-year-old Mable (last name not given) has leukemia, and, just like "Batkid" in 2013, had one wish she wanted fulfilled: to be a superhero for a day. The Children's Wish Foundation and the city of Edmonton, Alberta, dedicated an entire day to "Spider-Mable" (or #spidermable)

    6-year-old ‘Spider-Mable’ gets to be a hero for a day

    EDMONTON, Alberta — This webslinger got to live out a childhood fantasy. Six-year-old Mable (last name not given) has leukemia, and, just like “Batkid” in 2013, had one wish she wanted fulfilled: to be a superhero for a day. The Children’s Wish Foundation and the city of Edmonton, Alberta, dedicated an entire day to “Spider-Mable” (or #spidermable). When “Spider-Mable” learned on a “newscast” that Edmonton Oilers captain had been kidnapped, she swung into action. Edmonton’s premier Rachel Notley got in […]

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    9-year-old girl denied inhaler during coughing fit at school, per school district policy

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — A 9-year-old girl was denied her inhaler during a coughing fit at school in West Jordan, Utah, because staff were not notified of the child’s prescription, Jordan School District officials said Monday. Emma Gonzales obtained an inhaler over the weekend after a coughing fit landed her in the emergency room. On Monday, the fourth grader was hit with another coughing spell in class at Columbia Elementary. When Emma took her inhaler out to use it, her […]

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    Edward Snowden joins Twitter

    NEW YORK — Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who leaked thousands of classified NSA documents, has officially joined Twitter. “Can you hear me now?” Snowden tweeted at noon ET, 7 p.m. Moscow time. Can you hear me now? — Edward Snowden (@Snowden) September 29, 2015 Snowden’s Twitter profile bears the blue check mark, meaning Twitter has verified that Snowden is the true owner of the account. “I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public,” […]

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    Carly Fiorina defends CIA torture during Bush-era, calls for more transparency

    WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said in a new interview that the interrogation technique of waterboarding employed by the United States in the early days of the war on terror was appropriate. The former tech executive made the comments in an interview with Yahoo News about the relationship her former company, Hewlett-Packard, had with the National Security Agency while she was CEO. “I believe that all of the evidence is very clear, that waterboarding was used in a […]

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    10-year-old twins fight leukemia together

    It was almost time for summer vacation in June 2013, when 8-year-old Lily Dove threw up before school. Her mother, Erin Dove, thought it was odd, but kept her home for the day. As a mother of three girls, including identical twins Lily and Bailey, she understood childhood illnesses and bugs. Then, it happened again a week later. Dove suspected a virus, but noticed that Lily, an excellent student who loved soccer and softball, struggled to run from home plate […]

  • Pope Francis arrives at JFK Airport in New York on Sept. 24, 2015.

    Man sneaks onto JFK tarmac, hoping to meet Pope and ‘change the world’

    NEW YORK — He supposedly wanted to give the Pope his business card and talk to him and other world leaders about changing the world. Whatever his intentions, it was how the 39-year-old man did it — by falsely impersonating an officer and driving his black SUV along with a motorcade onto the John F. Kennedy airport tarmac, with five bullets but no gun in his trunk, according to a criminal complaint filed in a New York court — that […]

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    Fugitive accused of rape, kidnapping captured after more than 20 years on the run

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico — A man who’s accused of rape and kidnapping and has been on the lam for more than two decades was arrested in Mexico on Monday, the U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement. Paul Jackson was recently featured on CNN’s “The Hunt With John Walsh.” He was arrested in Guadalajara, where he allegedly had adopted the name Paul Bennett Hamilton. He was indicted by a Washington County, Ore., grand jury on the rape and kidnapping charges in […]

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    $10,000 marijuana bundle falls from sky, crashes through roof of family’s carport

    NOGALES, Ariz. — An Arizona family called police after discovering a bundle of marijuana had crashed through the roof of their carport in the middle of the night and landed in an empty dog crate. Nogales police said it was possible the marijuana was dropped by an ultralight aircraft because drug bundles are known to have been dropped by small aircraft. But police suspect pilot error may be to blame because usually the bundles, when discovered by police, are dropped […]


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