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    Ashley Sawyer, from MTV’s hit reality show ‘Catfish,’ dies at 23

    Ashley Sawyer, who appeared on MTV's hit reality show "Catfish," has passed away at 23.

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    NC native, mother of Tupac, Afeni Shakur dead at 69

    Afeni Shakur Davis, the mother of one of hip-hop’s most seminal and iconic figures, died at age 69, the Marin County, Calif., sheriff’s office said Tuesday. Though she is best known as Tupac Shakur’s mom, she was also a Black Panther as a young adult and an activist in later years. Davis was born in Lumberton, N.C. Deputies responded to a call reporting “a possible cardiac arrest” at her Sausalito home around 9:34 p.m. Monday, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said. […]

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    US service member killed in Iraq by ISIS militants

    An American service member was killed in Iraq as a result of enemy fire about thirty kilometers (about 19 miles) north of Mosul, Pentagon officials confirmed Tuesday. The service member was a Navy SEAL, a U.S. defense official told CNN, though the SEAL’s rank is still unclear. The person was an adviser to Kurdish Peshmerga forces that are fighting ISIS and was killed during an ISIS assault “on a Peshmerga position approximately three to five kilometers behind the forward line […]

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    Johnson & Johnson just lost another talcum powder cancer lawsuit

    NEW YORK — Johnson & Johnson has suffered its second costly court defeat in less than three months over claims its talcum powder caused cancer. And many more cases are looming. A jury in St. Louis awarded $55 million in damages to Gloria Ristesund, who used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder for more than 35 years before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011. Ristesund’s lawyers argued that Johnson & Johnson knew of possible health risks associated with talc, but […]

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    Ex-FBI agent admits stealing $136,000 for sports cars, cosmetic surgery

    A former FBI agent on Monday admitted to stealing more than $136,000 in drug money which he used to pay for a pair of sports cars and his wife’s cosmetic surgery, authorities said. Scott M. Bowman, once assigned to the bureau’s Los Angeles field office, also admitted to filing false reports and to tampering with a witness in an attempt to cover his tracks, according to federal prosecutors. Bowman, 45, pleaded guilty to the charges before U.S. District Judge Jesus […]

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    Slain American missionary spent ‘all of his days’ helping others

    Before his body was found, Harold Nichols was on his way to an impoverished Jamaican community, where he was building a house for a family. The task may seem herculean, but it was just another day for Nichols, according to his wife. “He spent all of his days building houses for people, taking people to the hospital, visiting the sick all the time,” she told CNN affiliate WKBW over the phone from Jamaica. Nichols’ body was found about 5 p.m. […]

  • The first US-to-Cuba cruise ship to arrive in the island nation in decades glides into the port of Havana, on May 2, 2016. (Photo by Jorge Beltran/AFP/Getty Images)

    First U.S. cruise in decades arrives in Havana

    HAVANA — Ana Garcia was crying and could hardly walk as she left the cruise ship that took her from Miami to Havana. It had been more than 48 years since she stepped foot in the country where she was born. “I’m just thinking of that day when we left (Cuba) and shaking like a leaf,” she said. Garcia is one of about 700 passengers on the first cruise in decades to travel from the United States to Cuba. The […]

  • Photographs quietly introduced as evidence in the latest major terrorism trial in Manhattan federal court offer a rare look inside Osama bin Laden's lair -- years before al Qaeda flew hijacked planes into buildings or bombed U.S. embassies in Africa and even before the FBI placed bin Laden on its Most Wanted List.

    5 years ago the U.S. killed Osama bin Laden — did it matter?

    WASHINGTON — Five years after U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden at his Pakistani compound, more groups of violent Islamic extremists threaten global security than at any time in history. Terrorist attacks stretching from Paris and Brussels to Istanbul and the skies over the Sinai Peninsula speak to the virulent reach of ISIS, while intelligence officials and analysts say al Qaeda affiliates are poised for a resurgence in the coming year and may pose the greater long-term danger. President […]

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    Prince’s half-brother talks about their childhood, ‘the vault’ and the unreleased music

    MINNEAPOLIS — Prince’s half-brother Alfred Jackson stands to inherit part of Prince’s vast estate, but he wants the public to benefit from it, too. He says if he had it his way, any music Prince wrote or produced that has been hidden away should be released to the public. “(To) let people know how great he really is,” Jackson said. But Jackson knows it isn’t just up to him. “That is something I haven’t talked about with my family yet,” […]

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    Starbucks sued over too much ice in its drinks

    NEW YORK — Talk about a cold shoulder. A Starbucks customer from Chicago has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the coffee chain, accusing it of using too much ice in its cold drinks. The suit, filed by Stacy Pincus, claims that while Starbucks advertises its cold drinks by fluid ounce, the numbers are only accurate when ice is added to a drink. “Starbucks is advertising the size of its Cold Drink cups on its menu, rather than the amount […]

  • Ramandeep Singh 15-year-old accidentally shot himself while trying to take a selfie with his father's gun. Singh died in hospital in the afternoon on Sunday May 1, 2016.

    Teen dies after accidentally shooting himself while taking selfie

    A teenage boy in India has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while taking a selfie. Fifteen-year-old Ramandeep Singh was posing with his father’s .32 caliber pistol on Friday evening when he accidentally pulled the trigger, according to Manoj Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police in Pathankot, Punjab state. The safety catch wasn’t on, police said. Singh was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery but died of his injuries on Sunday afternoon. Statistics released earlier this year put […]

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    Body of world-class climber, cameraman found in glacier 16 years later

    Sixteen years after Alex Lowe, a world-class climber, and David Bridges, a cameraman, were struck by an avalanche in a Tibetan mountain, their bodies may have been found encased in blue ice. Alex Lowe was a world-renowned alpinist — many regarded him as the world’s best climber at the time. He climbed Mount Everest twice, the Matterhorn and also scaled El Capitan in Yosemite 16 times. World class climber Alex Lowe's body may have been found 16 years later: […]


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