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  • Astronomers have found two new planets that could potentially support life

    Is anybody home? Astronomers have pinpointed two planets orbiting a nearby star that meet pretty much every requirement for supporting life. They’re almost exactly the same mass as the Earth, they are billions of years old (which means life could have had time to evolve), and they’re orbiting their star at a distance that would support things like water flow and habitable temperatures. The two planets orbit Teegarden’s star, an ancient star that is only 12-light-years away from the Earth. […]

  • Here are the 9 Americans reported dead after staying at Dominican Republic resorts

    At least nine American citizens have died at Dominican Republic resorts — or after falling ill at one — over the past year, according to the US State Department, victims’ relatives and the resorts involved. Officials in the Dominican Republican or the US have not said the deaths are connected. Here’s everything we know about the nine people who have died — and what the hotels and their relatives have said. Joseph Allen, 55 Where he’s from: New Jersey When […]

  • Officer finds severed torso in man’s car after traffic stop

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Knoxville, Tennessee man is facing charges after a severed torso was found in his car during a traffic stop early Sunday morning. 29-year-old Dorrae Johnson is charged with vehicular homicide, evading arrest and driving while license revoked. An officer stopped Johnson’s vehicle on Papermill Drive for failing to maintain his lane. As the officer walked toward the vehicle, Johnson yelled out the window that he had to get to his family’s home and sped off. Johnson […]

  • Black bear shot and killed for being too friendly, being in selfies with park visitors

    Wildlife officials say they were forced to euthanize a friendly young black bear after it grew too familiar with people who regularly fed and took selfies with it. Since the beginning of June, Oregon police received regular calls about the bear, which was usually spotted near its favorite boat ramp at an Oregon park. On Thursday, they found the animal surrounded by a pile of trail mix and sunflower seeds that appeared to have been left behind intentionally by some […]

  • Father of boy killed in Sandy Hook shooting wins suit against massacre deniers

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A parent of a slain student won a civil lawsuit against two deniers of a 2012 mass shooting who published a book called “Nobody Died At Sandy Hook.” Lenny Pozner had sued James Fetzer and Mike Palecek for defamation in November, documents show. The suit focused on claims, both in the book and in Fetzer’s blog, that Pozner had circulated a false birth certificate for his son Noah, one of the 20 children and six adults killed […]

  • President Trump to formally launch re-election campaign in Orlando

    ORLANDO, Fla. — On Tuesday, President Donald Trump will formally launch his re-election campaign at a 20,000-person arena in Orlando with a rally crafted to position him once again as the main event of the 2020 campaign. Campaign officials hope the spectacle will satisfy Trump’s thirst for the spotlight and see it as a way to “reset” the campaign’s efforts, one campaign source said, signaling to grassroots supporters and donors alike the start of the campaign season. Ahead of the […]

  • Over 16 tons of cocaine worth more than $1 billion found in record bust at Philadelphia port, authorities say

    PHILADELPHIA – Federal authorities seized about 16½ tons of cocaine Tuesday from a large ship at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, prosecutors said. Members of the ship’s crew were arrested and federally charged. The investigation is ongoing, said a tweet form US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. It’s the largest seizure in the district’s history, the office said. The drugs were found inside eight containers on a cargo ship, according to WPVI. A kilogram of cocaine sells […]

  • Pastor charged after police find edited photos of him in S&M, bondage scenarios with children

    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Police have charged a 68-year-old Franklin County man with 10 counts of child pornography after an investigation uncovered photos showing superimposed images of his face and children in bondage scenarios, WPMT reports. Stephen Dunn, of Scotland Road in Greene Township, is also charged with criminal use of a communication facility, according to the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General, whose Child Predator Section conducted the investigation. Dunn is a pastor at Bridgebuilders Ministries, which he describes as a […]

  • Tsunamis expected in Japanese coastal regions after earthquake

    Japan’s meteorological agency has issued a tsunami warning after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake was recorded at 10:22 p.m. Tuesday (9:22 a.m. ET) off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture in the north of the country. Tsunamis are “expected to arrive imminently” in the coastal areas of Yamagata, Niigata and Ishikawa, the agency said, with an advisory issued for four coastal regions. The meteorological agency has advised residents to evacuate those coastal regions immediately and to not enter the sea or approach the […]

  • Photo of sled dogs walking through water shows reality of Greenland’s melting ice sheet

    Steffen Olsen, a scientist with the Danish Meteorological Institute, was on a routine mission in northwest Greenland to retrieve oceanographic and weather monitoring tools placed by his colleagues on sea ice when he ran into a problem. He couldn’t see them – the usually flat white sea ice was covered in water, the result of flooding from Greenland’s ice sheet, the second largest on the planet. @SteffenMalskaer got the difficult task of retrieving our oceanographic moorings and weather station on […]

  • Alaska teen accused of killing her friend after a man she met online offered her $9 million, police say

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Denali Brehmer began planning how to kill her “best friend” after a man she met online said he would pay her several million dollars for evidence of the killing, Alaska authorities say. The 18-year-old from Anchorage had developed an online relationship with Darin Schilmiller, 21, of Indiana, who posed as a millionaire named “Tyler,” and offered her at least $9 million to kill Cynthia Hoffman and send him “videos and photographs of the murder,” according to the […]

  • Teen survives 10-inch knife lodged in face: ‘It could have been the end of me’

    BOURBON COUNTY, Kansas – When Dr. Koji Ebersole laid eyes on the boy whose face was impaled on a 10-inch knife, the neurosurgeon thought, “here we go again.” Eli Gregg, 15, of Bourbon County, Kansas, is recovering from the freak accident after going home from the hospital on Monday. In a rare occurrence, he’s the second boy Ebersole has treated recently for a sharp object piercing the head. The first was 10-year-old Xavier Cunningham. In 2018, he survived a penetrating injury to […]

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