China landslide: Desperate search for survivors continues

June 25, 2017

(CNN)Thousands of rescuers are searching through rubble to find 109 people missing after a landslide devastated their village in Sichuan province, southwestern China. The missing range from an 80-year-old man to a girl aged just two and a half, according to a list released by Aba Prefecture’s government, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. …

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Record-Breaking Heat Wave In Southwest Reportedly Claims 4 Lives

June 22, 2017

… have reached 120 degrees in the southwest this week. The bodies of a 57-year-old father and his 21-year-old son from Corpus Christi, Texas, were found earlier this week in the Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, where they were hiking, media reported. The National Weather Service and local authorities issued heat advisories and warnings, urging residents to stay indoors and to drink plenty of water if they were outdoors. Power grid operators encouraged customers to use electricity …

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10-Year-Old Invents Device To Prevent Hot Car Deaths

June 20, 2017

It kind of came in my head, Bishop told HuffPost of his device, the Oasis. Bishop Curry IV The Oasis would respond to rising temperatures by emitting cool air and use an antenna to signal parents and authorities. At the moment, Bishop only has a 3-D clay model of the device, but his father, Bishop Curry IV, began a GoFundMe campaign for the Oasis in January. Attorneys advised the family that the minimum amount theyd need for prototyping and manufacturing fees, as well as a patent for the …

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North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

(CNN)North Korea says delegates it sent to a United Nations’ conference in New York were “literally mugged” by US authorities as they tried to leave John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday. KCNA called the incident “an illegal and heinous act of provocation,” adding that US authorities behaved like “gangsters.” “According to the US State Department, the North Korean citizens were not accredited members of North Korea’s …

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4 Kentucky National Guard soldiers charged in sexual assault case

June 15, 2017

(CNN)Four Kentucky National Guard soldiers were arrested and charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a female soldier, authorities say. Anthony Tubolino, 25, faces charges of second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy and unlawful transaction with a minor, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. …

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Death sentence for Facebook post amid Pakistan crackdown online

June 15, 2017

(CNN)A Pakistan government crackdown on freedom of speech online has reached worrying new levels, activists say, after a young man was sentenced to death over a series of Facebook posts. Amnesty International’s Pakistan campaigner, Nadia Rahman, said in a statement the conviction set a “dangerous precedent.” …

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Fraternity brothers due in court in pledge’s fatal fall

June 11, 2017

… series of falls at the fraternity after a pledge acceptance ceremony that included heavy drinking. The defendants face a variety of charges, with eight accused of dozens of crimes, including involuntary manslaughter and felony aggravated assault, while five others are accused only of a single count of evidence tampering. Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller says prosecutors will play video in court, and she expects the hearing to last all or most of the day. authorities have said …

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Journalist Arrested During D.C. Protest Faces 75 Years In Prison

June 8, 2017

Cant, who says he was working as a journalist at the time, was one of 230 people arrested during violent demonstrations held Jan. 20 as President Donald Trump was sworn into office. Six other journalists were among those detained by authorities, all of whom have since hadcharges against them dropped. Aaron is an experienced journalist who disclosed this pending case during the hiring process, said Julie Ann Grimm, editor and publisher of the Santa Fe Reporter. We stand behind him and look …

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London attacks: British police officer seriously injured responding to incident

June 5, 2017

A British police officer was seriously injured Saturday while responding to the terror attacks at London Bridge, authorities said. British Transport Police said in a statement Sunday the officer received injuries to his head, face and leg and has serious injuries, but they are considered to be non-life threatening. Police said the officer was on duty at the time of the attacks and was one of the first officers to arrive at the scene. He is being treated at a hospital in central London and was …

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Noose found hanging on tree outside a museum in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON –  authorities say a noose was found hanging from a tree outside a museum in the nation’s capital. U.S. Park Police say the noose was found Friday on the grounds of the Hirshhorn Museum. Officials said in a statement that it’s unclear how long the noose had been there. It was found by a Smithsonian police officer. The Washington Post reports that Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton said in an email to staff that the institution is committed to being a …

May 28, 2017
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