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    Dog tests positive for meth, heroin

    A dog picked up during an arrest in California has tested positive for methamphetamine and heroin, authorities said. Tustin Police Lt. Robert Wright tells CNN the dog named Bubba was found in a hotel room after officers served an arrest warrant for Joshua West, 40, on March 22 in Orange County. Dog tests positive for meth, heroin.https://t.co/kRdYbzdUVI pic.twitter.com/dt54llVvlj — CNN (@CNN) May 21, 2016 West was on parole for drug violations, said Wright. Police reported illegal drugs were found in […]

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    Perfect! Missouri high school graduate never missed day of school in 13 years

    Maybe Philip Dauma’s grandmother should fix us all breakfast. Dauma graduated Thursday night from Hannibal High School in Hannibal, Missouri with perfect attendance. That’s right, he never missed a day of school in 13 YEARS! Perfect! This Missouri high school graduate never missed a day of school in 13 years https://t.co/wWM5zt2rIw pic.twitter.com/Rw3hPkSXdw — CNN (@CNN) May 21, 2016 And, he credits his grandmother’s breakfast as his secret weapon. “She came out to the house every morning to make sure I was […]

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    Taliban leader likely killed in airstrike, U.S. official says

    WASHINGTON – A U.S. official said Saturday that Taliban leader Mullah Mansour was likely killed in an airstrike. The official said the strike occurred Saturday morning in a remote area of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, southwest of the town of Ahmad Wal. The official said Mansour was the target of the strike, adding that a second adult male combatant traveling with him in a vehicle was also likely killed. U.S. officials are still assessing the results, the official said. The strike […]

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    Source: Suspect shot near White House

    WASHINGTON – Secret Service officers shot a male suspect near a security checkpoint near the White House after he apparently brandished a weapon, a law enforcement source said. The suspect was shot in the abdomen and taken into custody, according to two sources familiar with the incident. President Barack Obama was not at the White House, and Vice President Joe Biden was secured in the White House complex during the incident. An earlier report said the suspect had opened fire on […]

  • Jeff Graveline was flying out of O'Hare International Airport on Friday, May 13, and he said he waited in the security line for 80 minutes. He had to sprint to his gate, but he made his flight.

    The TSA is hiring: Here’s what you need to know

    NEW YORK — The TSA is on a hiring blitz. The agency announced plans earlier this month to hire 768 full-time screeners and have them in airports by mid-June to help combat long security lines. Airports across the country are experiencing a high volume of passengers that’s causing major backups at security checkpoints. That’s because the number of TSA officers has decreased, as the number of fliers has increased. In 2013, the TSA had roughly 47,000 screeners to clear 643 […]

  • When Zika virus made headlines because of its link with the neurological disorder microcephaly, it became the latest in a growing list of mosquito-borne viruses for Americans to worry about.

    Number of pregnant women in the United States with Zika virus has tripled

    The number of pregnant women in the United States reported to have the Zika virus has more than tripled, increasing from 48 to 157, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Dr. Margaret Honein, chief of the CDC’s birth defects branch, said the agency is aware of “less than a dozen” babies or fetuses who have suffered the consequences of Zika infection, which can include devastating neurological birth defects. However, she emphasized that most of the 157 pregnancies […]

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    2 charged with murder in deaths of 6 family members in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Two people were charged with multiple counts of murder Thursday in the deaths of six family members, two of them children, Chicago police said. Three generations of the Martinez family were killed in their Gage Park home in a bloody rampage that shook veterans of the police force. Police spent 16 hours processing the bloody scene after responding to a call on February 4, Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Gene Roy said in a news conference Thursday. One […]

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    State trooper pulls trapped infant from car after fiery crash

    GRANVILLE, Ohio – An Ohio state trooper is being called a hero after pulling a trapped 4-month-old boy from a car after a fiery crash that was caught on his dash cam. The video shows Trooper Sean Eitel following a motorist who was driving erratically on a road in Granville Tuesday night. The car is seen swerving all over the road and hitting two utility poles before it overturns and bursts into flames. As rescuers pulled the driver out of the car […]

  • This photo of Officer Tim Purdy consoling a teen was shared more than 250,000 times


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    Photo of Charlotte police officer consoling teen goes viral

    There’s little doubt a scene like this is repeated multiple times a day all across America. But, it’s rarely captured on film. That’s probably the reason why a photo of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Tim Purdy talking things out with a potentially suicidal teen with autism has wracked up thousands of shares online. The incident happened last week in North Carolina. The teen had wandered away from his high school campus. Purdy knew the teen had a history of violent behavior. […]

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    18 years after saving her life, retired detective celebrates student’s graduation

    HARTFORD, Conn. – A retired Hartford, Connecticut, police officer who carried a young girl to safety nearly 20 years ago saw her again this week for a milestone: Her college graduation. In a powerful newspaper photo taken in June 1998, a young girl is being carried out of a building fire by Peter Getz. Josibelk “Josi” Aponte. Then/Now. #HPDproud #HPDHELPS pic.twitter.com/CRTVgq8kY2 — D/C Foley (@LtFoley) May 18, 2016 Aponte was 5-years-old when the apartment building she and her uncle were […]

  • Morley Safer, the longest-serving correspondent in the history of "60 Minutes," says it is time to retire. Safer, 84, said in a statement, "It's been a wonderful run, but the time has come to say goodbye to all of my friends at CBS and the dozens of people who kept me on the air."

    Legendary journalist, Morley Safer, dies at 84

    Morley Safer, an intrepid storyteller and interviewer whose name became synonymous with the newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” has died. He was 84. Safer was the longest-serving correspondent in “60 Minutes” history. He joined the CBS program in 1970, just two years after it launched, and worked there ever since, contributing 919 reports over the years. He filed his last report in March. CBS announced Safer’s retirement last week and televised a special hour-long retrospective about his career on Sunday. The timing […]