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  • 14-year-old with a replica gun shot dead by an officer in Arizona, police chief says

    TEMPE, Ariz. — A 14-year-old boy holding a replica gun was shot and killed Tuesday by a police officer as he ran down an alley in Tempe, Arizona, authorities said. The Tempe Police Department on Friday released body-camera footage of the incident involving the teen, identified as Antonio Arce by the city’s mayor. The officer, identified only as Jaen, was responding to a call from a citizen who reported a suspicious vehicle. In the alley, he approached a parked gray […]

  • Measles sickens 19 in Washington state. Portland Trail Blazers fans may have been exposed

    A person infected with measles attended a Portland Trail Blazers home game in Oregon last week amid an outbreak that has left at least 19 people ill this month in neighboring Washington state. Contagious people also went to Portland International Airport, as well as to hospitals, schools, stores, churches and restaurants across Washington’s Clark County and the two-state region, county officials said. A public health emergency was declared Friday in Clark County, less than a half hour drive from Portland, […]

  • At least 66 people killed, dozens injured in Mexico gasoline pipeline explosion

    TLAHUELILPAN, Hidalgo — At least 66 people were killed in central Mexico after a ruptured gasoline pipeline blew up Friday evening, the governor of the state of Hidalgo told reporters Saturday. Gov. Omar Fayad said at least 76 others were injured after an explosion in Tlahuelilpan, a town more 120 kilometers (about 80 miles) north of Mexico City. State oil company Pemex said an investigation into the cause of the blast was under way. The company initially had said the […]

  • New ‘planetary health diet’ can save lives and the planet, major review suggests

    An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. The “planetary health diet” is based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts. And it can prevent up to 11.6 million premature deaths without harming the planet, says the report published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet. The authors warn that a global […]

  • Mueller’s office disputes BuzzFeed report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office disputed an explosive story from BuzzFeed News as “not accurate” Friday night, after the news outlet reported President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, for which Cohen was later prosecuted. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” said Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller’s office, in a statement. […]

  • George W. Bush delivers pizza to Secret Service detail, calls for an end to the shutdown

    Former President George W. Bush called for federal lawmakers to “put politics aside” and end the government shutdown in an Instagram post Friday that showed him giving pizza to his Secret Service detail. “@LauraWBush and I are grateful to our Secret Service personnel and the thousands of Federal employees who are working hard for our country without a paycheck,” he wrote in the post, with a photo of himself bringing his detail boxes of pizza. “And we thank our fellow citizens […]

  • $1 home deal leaves Italian mayor ‘flabbergasted’ by response

    SAMBUCA, Italy – Tempted by the deal offering homes for just over $1 in the town of Sambuca on Italy’s island of Sicily? You and everyone else. Since CNN Travel broke the news about the €1 ($1.14) offer aimed at revitalizing a beautiful but depopulated community, there’s been a stampede to buy. Within 48 hours of the story going live, the town has been inundated with tens of thousands of inquiries from people hoping to grab their piece of the rural Italian […]

  • Former Chicago officer Jason Van Dyke sentenced to 81 months for fatally shooting Laquan McDonald

    CHICAGO — Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced Friday to six years and nine months in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, more than four years after the shooting. Van Dyke was found guilty in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm — one for each time McDonald was struck — for the 2014 shooting. The veteran police officer was convicted in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated […]

  • Boy grabs wheel, avoids crashes after grandfather suffers stroke while driving

    CANTON, Mass. — A young boy is credited with saving his grandfather’s life this week, as the man suffered a stroke while driving, WBZ reports. “It was pretty crazy. When extreme moments happen you have to act,” Benjamin Bubis said. The 12-year-old admits that “extreme moment” still feels like a dream. The two were traveling on Interstate 495 Tuesday on the way to soccer practice. “I started to talk to him at one point and he didn’t respond. I started yelling at him, […]

  • AeroMexico offers discounts to Americans who have Mexican DNA

    In 2017, about 35 million American citizens traveled to Mexico, visiting beachy spots such as Puerto Vallarta to historic sites such as Chichen Itza. But as political tensions flare between Mexico and its northern neighbor the United States, one airline decided to be proactive. AeroMexico, the country’s national carrier, unveiled a program called “DNA Discounts,” which offers discounts on flights to Americans who can show by taking a test that they have Mexican DNA. The amount of the discount depends […]

  • Congress to investigate report that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie in testimony

    Congress intends to look into a recent BuzzFeed report that President Donald Trump personally directed his longtime former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project, ABC News reports. House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York both said they will investigate. Schiff wrote in a tweet, “The allegation that the President of the United States may have suborned perjury before our committee in an effort to curtail […]

  • FBI employees turn to food banks, outside work as shutdown drags on

    As the government shutdown stretches towards a fifth week, FBI field offices across the country are opening food banks to help support special agents and staff struggling without pay. In Dallas, Newark, New Jersey, and Washington, the FBI has set up or planned for areas where employees can drop off non-perishable food items for other employees to pick up, according to multiple law enforcement officials. On the West Coast, at least two FBI field offices are considering establishing food banks […]