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  • Inside The Secret US Military Mission That Located The Titanic

    For years, the incredible discovery of the Titanic’s wreckage at the bottom of the ocean in 1985 was thought to have been a purely scientific effort. But that was a ruse. Speaking to CNN on Thursday about now-declassified events, Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic, said that the expedition was part of a secret US military mission to recover two sunken nuclear submarines on the bottom of the ocean. “They did not want the world to know that, so I […]

  • Nancy Wilson, Legendary Jazz Singer, Dead At 81

    (CNN) — Nancy Wilson, a three-time Grammy-winning artist who called herself a “song stylist,” has died, her manager said. She was 81. Wilson passed away peacefully Thursday at her home after a long illness, her manager, Devra Hall Levy, said. The vocalist from Chillicothe, Ohio, initially focused on R&B music but later excelled at jazz ballads and torch songs. She made her debut with her 1961’s single, “Guess Who I Saw Today.” Wilson’s biggest hit came in 1964 with “(You […]

  • ‘Blurred Lines’ Suit Against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Ends In $5 Million Judgment

    (CNN) — A five-year legal battle over the copyright of the hit song “Blurred Lines” has ended with Marvin Gaye’s family being awarded a final judgment of nearly $5 million against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. The pair had been accused of copyright infringement for their 2013 single because of the similarities to Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up.” Gaye died in 1984 after being shot to death by his father, Marvin Gay Sr. (the singer added the […]

  • The Year’s Brightest Comet Streaks By Earth This Weekend

    (CNN) — The night sky will come alive this weekend when a green comet streaks by Earth on the heels of the Geminid meteor shower‘s display of green fireballs. Comet 46P/Wirtanen began brightening in November, but it will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday and be visible with the naked eye. The comet will come within 7 million miles of Earth — a proximity that won’t happen again for 20 years. That’s 30 times the moon’s distance from us. […]

  • Foul-Mouthed Santa Horrifies Parents

    (CNN) — Organizers of a Christmas event have apologized to outraged parents after a fire alarm reportedly prompted Santa Claus to burst out of his grotto, rip off his beard and scream at children to “get the f**k out.” The incident occurred at an event in the English town of St. Ives, Cambridgeshire on Sunday, when an alarm at a nearby but unconnected event caused an evacuation of the building, organizers said. While parents and children were already evacuating, Santa […]

  • West Virginia Authorities Rescue 3 People Trapped In Abandoned Mine

    (CNN) — Three people trapped in an inactive West Virginia mine for several days were rescued on Wednesday, state officials said. The three West Virginia residents were brought to the surface and transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, Samantha Smith, a spokesperson with the West Virginia Department of Commerce, told CNN late Wednesday. Kayla Williams, 25 of Artie; Erica Treadway, 31, of Pax and Cody Beverly, 21 of Dorothy, were alert, talking and walking without assistance, Raleigh County […]

  • WSJ: Boy Scouts May File For Bankruptcy

    (CNN) — The Boy Scouts of America is considering filing for bankruptcy, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Boy Scouts leadership has hired the law firm Sidley Austin LLP for possible chapter 11 bankruptcy filing assistance, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal. According to the newspaper, filing for bankruptcy would halt the many lawsuits the organization faces alleging inappropriate conduct by employees. In a statement released Wednesday “in anticipation of news reports that will speculate about the BSA’s financial position,” the […]

  • Congress Sends Massive 5-Year Farm Bill To Trump’s Desk

    CNN) — The House of Representatives passed the final version of a massive farm bill Wednesday, clearing a major, must-pass item from the legislative agenda before the end of the year and the start of the next congressional session. The bill, which passed both the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support, next heads to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature. In the Senate, the vote on Tuesday was 87-13, and in the House, it was 369-47. The five-year farm bill […]

  • FDA Sends Warning To Company At Center Of Heart Medication Recall

    (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to the Chinese maker of an ingredient in popular heart drugs and said it continues to test the ingredient for cancer-causing chemicals. The letter, sent in late November, details manufacturing violations at the facility of Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., pointing out cross-contamination from one line to another, control issues and impurity control problems. “These violations reveal a disturbing lack of oversight at this API manufacturer that puts patients at risk,” FDA Commissioner […]

  • Strasbourg Christmas Market Shooting: Gunman At Large After Three Killed

    (CNN) — A massive hunt is underway for a gunman who opened fire near a popular Christmas market in the center of the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, killing three people and injuring 13 others. More than 350 police gendarmes and soldiers supported by air units have been mobilized to find the suspect, who was already known to security services as a possible threat, police said. Speaking to French radio station Inter on Wednesday, the county’s Deputy Interior Minister, Laurent […]

  • Stormy Daniels Ordered To Pay Trump Nearly $300,000 In Legal Fees

    (CNN) — A federal judge in California has ordered Stormy Daniels pay $293,052.33 in attorney’s fees, costs and sanctions to the lawyers representing President Donald Trump in the defamation suit Daniels and her attorney Michael Avenatti brought against Trump earlier this year.Trump’s attorney, Charles Harder, had asked for a total of nearly $780,000 from the adult films actress — $389,000 in attorney fees and another $389,000 in sanctions in a hearing last week. In a statement, Harder called the ruling […]

  • High School Football Player Accused Of Killing Pregnant Classmate, Leaving Body In Dumpster

    MISHAWAKA, Ind. – A 16-year-old high school football player is accused of killing a 17-year-old student who was pregnant with his child and leaving her body in a dumpster in Mishawaka, Indiana, authorities said. St. Joseph County Metro Homicide named the victim as Breana Rouhselang, a junior at Mishawaka High School. The 16-year-old accused of killing her, Aaron Trejo, was on the school’s football team, according to the Associated Press. According to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office, Trejo was […]