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  • 15 Bodies Recovered, 118 Missing In China Landslide, State News Reports

    BEIJING (CNN) — At least 15 bodies have been recovered from the rubble of a landslide in southwestern China, state news outlets reported, citing emergency officials. CCTV also says 118 people were missing in the disaster, which occurred in Sichuan province. About 1,000 rescue workers using life-detection equipment hustled through the night to locate survivors. Dozens of homes were buried. Heavy rainfall is thought to be a possible cause of the accident, according to the provincial government’s Land and Resources […]

  • Martin Shkreli Fraud Trial Begins Next Week

    NEW YORK (CNN) — Martin Shkreli sparked outrage in 2015 for increasing the price of Daraprim, a drug used by AIDS patients, by more than 5,000% from $13.50 to $750 a pill while he was CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals. But that controversy has nothing to do with his criminal trial, set to begin on June 26 in federal court in New York. Shkreli faces charges of securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy for allegedly cheating investors out of more than […]

  • Conservative Summer Reading List At Alabama High School Stirs Attention

    ATLANTA (CNN) — Nothing spices up a good list of school-assigned summer reads like a dose of political controversy. A high school teacher in Spanish Fort, Alabama, assigned students a summer report on one book from a list of options. More than 30 books were listed, and most have a strong conservative focus. A (real) summer reading list for students from a public high school in Alabama. Some gems in here. — Jorge Posadist (@EoinHiggins_) June 21, 2017 Among […]

  • Another Hollywood Star ‘Joked’ About Killing Trump, But No One’s Laughing

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Actor Johnny Depp on Thursday (June 22) became the latest US celebrity to invite controversy by making a thinly veiled allusion to the killing of President Donald Trump, asking the crowd at the Glastonbury arts festival in England, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” The comments, interpreted as a nod to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth more than 150 years ago, sparked widespread condemnation. But, it’s clear the […]

  • Brendan Dassey Of ‘Making A Murderer’ Wins Appeals Court Ruling

    MANITOWOC COUNTY (CNN) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that overturned the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, who was featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” The ruling marks a major victory for Dassey, now 27, whose confession became a key subplot in the series. Dassey was convicted in 2007 in the slaying of Wisconsin photographer Teresa Halbach. In 2005, Dassey, then 16, confessed to authorities that he assisted his uncle, Steven Avery, in raping and […]

  • U.S. Bans Imports Of Brazilian Beef Over Safety Concerns

    The United States has banned beef imports from Brazil. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the immediate suspension of fresh beef imports from the South American country on Thursday after inspections uncovered public health concerns, unsanitary conditions and animal health issues. The agency said the ban will remain in place until Brazil “takes corrective action.” Brazil is the fifth biggest supplier of beef to the U.S., ranking behind only Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. It has sent nearly 50 […]

  • Canadian Sniper Shatters Longest Confirmed Kill Record With Two-Mile Shot

    WASHINGTON – A Canadian special operations sniper successfully hit an ISIS fighter from a record-breaking distance of more than two miles away while assisting Iraqi forces in the push to retake Mosul, according to Canadian Special Operations Command. The unnamed marksman was part of Canada’s elite Joint Task Force 2 special operations unit that is currently deployed in an “advise and assist” capacity to help Iraqi security forces battle ISIS from behind the front line in Mosul. “The Canadian Special […]

  • This Mother Is Looking For The Lost Necklace That Holds Her Son’s Ashes

    When she wore the necklace, the grieving mother carried her baby close to her heart. Now, it’s gone. The locket holds the ashes of Amanda Shears’ late son, Zealen, who was just 10 months old in 2012 when he succumbed to a heart defect. The piece — a set of silver wings folded into a heart — vanished sometime after Shears took it off, along with her wedding band, on June 2, before undergoing surgery in Michigan. She now hopes […]

  • Boys Wear Skirts In England Heat Wave To Protest School’s ‘No Shorts’ Policy

    LONDON – As a record-breaking heat wave grips Britain, some teenage boys are protesting their school’s “no shorts” policy by donning skirts instead. Students at the Isca Academy in Exeter, England, turned up at school Thursday wearing skirts after their head teacher wouldn’t relax the dress code, which bans shorts. The teenagers argued it was just too hot to wear trousers as temperatures soared to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (nearly 27 C). Local news site Devon Live captured the scene outside […]

  • Teacher Accused Of Sex With Teen: ‘You’re Not Going To Be Happy With What You Find On My Phone’

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. –A high school special education teacher has allegedly admitted to having sex with one of her students, according to WFSB. The Bridgeport teacher, identified as Laura Ramos, has been charged with second-degree sexual assault. According to court paperwork, a student brought all of this to light, and Ramos denied having a relationship with a student at first, but then later changed her story. The arrest warrant states that two weeks ago a student witness went to school officials […]

  • Senate Unveils Secret Health Care Bill

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The closely guarded Senate health care bill written entirely behind closed doors finally became public Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party’s winding efforts to repeal Obamacare. The unveiling of the 142-page bill marks the first time that the majority of senators get a look at the plan to overhaul America’s health care system. With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week, senators now only a handful of days to decide […]

  • Hummus Sold At Target, Walmart Recalled Over Possible Listeria Contamination

    (CNN) — Three brands of hummus produced by House of Thaller are being recalled for potential listeria contamination. All three brands — Fresh Foods Market, Lantana and Marketside — have pine nuts on top and come in 10-ounce packages. Knoxville, Tennessee-based House of Thaller is recalling the hummus products because ingredient supplier HVF Inc. informed the company that the roasted pine nuts may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. The products were distributed from April 18 to June 13 in the […]