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  • A man charged at four New York police officers Thursday October 23, 2014, metal hatchet in hand, hitting one officer in the right arm and another in the head, the city's police commissioner said.

    Hatchet assault on New York police comes during fears of Islamist attacks

    UPDATED 10/24/2014 10:43 A.M. (CNN) – Based on everything authorities have seen so far, there is no indication that Zale Thompson, the man accused of wounding two New York police officers with a hatchet, was tied to any radical Islamist groups, a senior law enforcement official told CNN   Original story: (CNN) — A bloodied steel hatchet lay on a rainy Queens sidewalk on Thursday like an portentous question mark. Was the bearded man who used it to wound two […]

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    Man attacks New York police officers with a hatchet

    NEW YORK (CNN) — A man charged at four New York police officers with a metal hatchet Thursday, hitting two of them at a time of high alert for authorities concerned they might be targeted in the United States and Canada. The suspect was hiding behind a bus shelter as if he was waiting to attack the officers, according to a law enforcement official, who said it almost appeared as if he was stalking them. The officers were posing for […]

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    ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ CANCELED following disturbing report

    (CNN) — TLC has canceled “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” according to TMZ. On Thursday, reports claimed that the reality show’s newly separated matriarch, June “Mama June” Shannon, is now dating Mark Anthony McDaniel, a man who served 10 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated child molestation in 2004 and who is a registered sex offender. (McDaniel’s son defended his father to E! News, saying that the conviction was caused by a false accusation.) According to TMZ, which first reported […]

  • Brits may get paid for losing weight

    Get paid to lose weight? Yes, that’s really happening

    LONDON (CNNMoney) — Overweight Brits may soon find that shedding extra pounds would benefit their wallets as well as their waistlines. The UK public health service, the NHS, wants to encourage companies to reward employees who lose excess weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dubbed the ‘pounds for pounds’ program by Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper The Sun, the initiative is part of a plan to tackle an NHS funding shortfall that is forecast to hit £30 billion ($48 billion) by 2020. […]

  • Queen Elizabeth II tweets

    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II joins social media age with 1st tweet

    LONDON (CNN) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday when she posted her first tweet. Signing herself Elizabeth R., for regina or queen, she welcomed visitors to a new Information Age gallery focused on the evolution of modern communications at the Science Museum in London. The inaugural tweet was posted to the official British monarchy Twitter feed, which has more than 700,000 followers. And in case anyone had any doubts that the Queen’s own hand […]

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    Oklahoma store among 77 Sears & Kmart locations closing, mostly by Christmas

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Sears is closing 77 Sears and Kmart stores and cutting 5,300 jobs. And that’s not even the worst news. The fact that most of these stores will close before Christmas is akin to raising a white flag, since holiday sales are the lynchpin for any retailer’s entire year. “They’re not giving anybody confidence that they’re going to be around long-term,” said Allan Ellinger is senior managing partner at MMG Advisors, an investment bank that specializes in […]

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    Cool video! Watch solar eclipse time-lapse

    Take a look at this cool time-lapse video of Thursday’s solar eclipse. Not everyone in the U.S. had a chance to see it. People living in the Central Time zone, including Oklahoma, had the best view. If you missed this one, NASA says there will be a more dramatic solar eclipse over North America in about three years.  

  • Ebola Drug Zmapp

    More Ebola vaccines being tested

    (CNN) — Five more potential Ebola vaccines are to start clinical trials soon, World Health Organization assistant director-general Marie-Paule Kieny said Friday. Kieny also said WHO hopes that “a few hundred thousand doses” of Ebola vaccine will be available by the end of the first half of 2015. She refused to be more specific about numbers and emphasized that she was speaking about a hope, not a plan. READ MORE: EBOLA

  • Craig Spencer, Source: NBC VOD

    Source: Doctors Without Borders physician in NYC tests positive for Ebola

    NEW YORK (CNN) — A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city, authorities said late Thursday. The doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, 33, came back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea October 17 and developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue Thursday. He is in isolation and being treated at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, one of the eight hospitals […]

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    Watch Live: Partial Solar Eclipse

    (CNN) — Maybe your mother told you it’s not polite to stare. It’s not safe either, NASA says, if you’re looking at Thursday’s partial solar eclipse. “Don’t stare,” NASA says. “Even at maximum eclipse, a sliver of sun peeking out from behind the Moon can still cause pain and eye damage. Direct viewing should only be attempted with the aid of a safe solar filter.” The show in the sky will reach its height at 5:45 p.m. ET, NASA says, […]

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    What you don’t know about this face may shock you

    An Australian man is believed to be the first convicted as the result of an online sex sting centered around a virtual girl. “My name is Sweetie. I’m 10-years-old, I live in the Philippines. Every day, I have to sit in front of the webcam and talk to men. As soon as I go online, they come to me. Ten, hundred, every hour. So many.” Men from all over the world: three, four, five times her age asked her to […]