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    California Woman Charged After Car Crashes Into Crowd, Killing 4

    TORRANCE, California (CBSNews)- A woman charged with running her car into a crowd of pedestrians outside a California church, killing four people including a 6-year-old boy, appeared in court on a stretcher and pleaded not guilty Friday. Margo Bronstein, 56, entered the plea in a Torrance courtroom to four felony counts of gross vehicular manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence of a drug causing injury. Five children and eight adults, including the suspect and the driver of […]

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    Federal Court Puts Gray Wolf Back On Endangered Species List

    CBS News – A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove the gray wolf population in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list — a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in three states. The order affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dropped federal protections from those wolves in 2012 and handed over management to the states. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell […]

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    Killer Meatloaf? Lawsuit Claims Couple Died After Tainted Bob Evans Meal

    CNN – The children of an elderly West Virginia couple who passed away months apart in late 2012 and early 2013 are blaming their deaths on a restaurant chain’s meatloaf. Mark and Ann Starcher say a tainted meal that their parents shared from a local Bob Evans restaurant in October 2012 made them so “violently ill” that it ultimately led to their deaths, according to a lawsuit they’ve filed against the Ohio-based chain. According to the complaint, about nine hours […]

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    Man Sentenced To 40 Years For Trying To Kill An Informant, Selling Meth

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Dec. 18 for attempting to kill a police informant and another 10 years for selling methamphetamine, officials say. Lasaba Hill, 42, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on July 28 and charged with intimidating an informant, possession of a firearm by certain persons, first-degree stalking, second-degree battery, possession of meth or cocaine with purpose to deliver and attempted capital murder, according to jail records. […]

  • australia

    Mother Arrested After 8 Children Found Dead In Australia, Police Say

    (CNN)- The mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a house in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns has been arrested on suspicion of murder, said police Inspector Bruno Asnicar. She’s under police guard at a hospital and in stable condition, he said. Eight children, the youngest of them only 18 months old, were found dead at a suburban home in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns in a case that the country’s Prime Minister has called […]

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    James Holmes’ Parents: “He Is Not A Monster”

    DENVER (CBSNews)- The parents of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty. Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to charges of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the 2012 attack at a movie theater in Aurora outside Denver. Jury selection is scheduled to start Jan. 20. In a letter to The Denver Post published Friday, Robert and Arlene Holmes say they have always loved their son and […]

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    Oklahoma And Nebraska Challenge Colorado’s Legal Marijuana

    DENVER (KDVR)- The states of Oklahoma and Nebraska sued Colorado on Thursday, alleging that the Centennial State’s legalization of recreational pot violates the U.S. Constitution. “Colorado has created a system that legalizes, promotes and facilitates distribution of marijuana,” Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said in a media release. “The illegal products of this system are heavily trafficked into neighboring states, causing an unnecessary burden on the state of Nebraska. Colorado has undermined the United States Constitution, and I hope the […]

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    Obama: Sony “Made A Mistake” By Canceling Release Of “The Interview”

    CBS News – Sony Pictures “made a mistake” when it decided to cancel the theatrical release of “The Interview” in the wake of cyber attacks from North Korea, President Obama said Friday. “Sony’s a corporation, it suffered significant damage, there were threats against its employees – I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced,” Mr. Obama said in a news conference at the White House. “Having said all that — yes, I think they made a mistake.” The FBI […]

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    Listeria In Caramel Apples Kills At Least 4; Cases In 10 States

    (CBSNews)- Federal health officials say at least four people have died and more than two dozen have gotten sick from eating pre-packaged caramel apples contaminated with listeria. The food-borne bacteria can cause serious infections, especially in older adults, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak began in mid-October and cases have been reported in 10 states. At least 28 people have been sickened, 26 were hospitalized and five died; […]

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    10-Year-Old Girl Handcuffed During Connecticut Drug Arrest

    CNN – A young girl was put in handcuffs when a family friend she was with was arrested in Middletown. Kenneth Ford, 27, of Middletown, is a friend of the girl’s mother and was helping drive the fifth grader to basketball practice. According to the arraignment report from the Middletown Police Department, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, the department’s narcotics unit tried to serve Ford, a convicted felon, with an active arrest warrant. The warrant was for a separate incident and had […]

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    “Redskins” Not Profane, FCC Rules

    CBS News – Saying the word “Redskins” on the air isn’t obscene or profane – at least not according to the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC on Thursday dismissed a petition that called for one of the team’s flagship radio stations not to have its license renewed. The petition claimed repeated use of the word “Redskins” violates rules against indecent content. But the FCC said that the law defines profanity as sexual or excretory in nature – meanings that don’t […]

  • australia

    Eight Children Found Dead At Home In Cairns, Australian Police Say

    (CNN)- Eight children have been found dead at a home in a suburb of the northeastern Australian city of Cairns, police said Friday. Police said they were called to the property in the Manoora area Friday morning after reports of a woman with serious injuries. “During an examination of the residence, police located the bodies of the children, all aged between 18 months and 15 years,” the Queensland Police Service said in a statement. Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar sought to […]

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