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  • The U.S. Secret Service apprehended a man Thursday, November 26, 2015 after he jumped over a White House fence as the first family was inside celebrating Thanksgiving. The man, who jumped over a fence on the North Lawn, was almost immediately detained by Secret Service officers.

    White House fence jumper detained

    WASHINGTON — A man is in custody after jumping over a White House fence while the first family was inside celebrating Thanksgiving, officials said. Joseph Caputo scaled a fence on the North Lawn at 2:45 p.m., according to Secret Service Spokesperson Robert Hoback. The jumper was immediately apprehended and taken into custody. According to two CNN photojournalists who witnessed the incident, the man was carrying an envelope, had on a blue shirt and white pants and was cloaked in an […]

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    Graphic dashcam video shows Chicago officer shoot teen 16 times

    CHICAGO  — The violence many feared would erupt in Chicago never materialized after police released a graphic dashcam video showing an officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. McDonald died after being shot 16 times. Protesters took to the streets, occasionally blocking intersections and then moving on. Police blocked their way when they tried to go up an interstate ramp. McDonald was a black teenager. He was gunned down by Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago officer, in October 2014. Van Dyke […]

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    Frank Gifford suffered from concussion-related brain disease CTE, family says

    The family of Frank Gifford says the revered sportscaster and NFL star suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a progressive brain disease linked to the types of brain injuries and head trauma common in football. “While Frank passed away from natural causes this past August at the age of 84, our suspicions that he was suffering from the debilitating effects of head trauma were confirmed when a team of pathologists recently diagnosed his condition,” the family said in a […]

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    ‘Friendsgiving’ — America’s new Thanksgiving trend

    America has a new Thanksgiving trend: “Friendsgiving.” Millennials love turkey, stuffing and pie so much that they’re often doing the whole meal multiple times — once with mom and dad and a second (or even third) time with friends. “It’s essentially like having two Thanksgivings,” says Kim Riley. She and her husband Ryan hosted 20 people, including four kids, on Saturday for Friendsgiving at their home near Harrisburg, Pa. They made the turkey — a 20-pounder — and a 12-pound […]

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    7 things you should know about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

    NEW YORK — It’s a Thanksgiving Day tradition: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The gathering is celebrating the 89th year of making its way down some major Manhattan thoroughfares to Macy’s flagship store at Herald Square. Hundreds of thousands are expected to see it in person; millions will watch from home. Here are some things you should know about this treasured holiday tradition: It was originally a Christmas parade. Macy’s has been at its current flagship location, at Broadway and […]

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    Marines to spend $225M on new amphibious combat vehicles

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Marine Corps is spending $225 million as it takes another stab at replacing its aging fleet of amphibious assault vehicles. The Marines are spending $225M on new amphibious combat vehicles via @tomlobianco — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 25, 2015 The Marine Corps on Tuesday awarded two contractors — BAE Systems and SAIC — contracts to develop 13 prototypes of the new vehicle. The Marines announced that they hope to have infantry paired up with […]

  • Gary Ray Hose went missing in Phoenix in 1974. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Psychic aiding in 1970s cold case disappearance

    PHOENIX –  A Phoenix family has tried every avenue available to find clues into the disappearance of a 6-year-old back in 1974. They’ve even consulted with a psychic. That psychic said the family is close to discovering what happened 41 years ago. The disappearance of 6-year-old Gary Ray Hose has baffled his brother, Guy Hose, for years. However, a new lead suggests the boy’s body may be at the family’s home, possibly buried in concrete. Guy Hose said he and […]

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    Adele, Jimmy Fallon perform hit single ‘Hello’ on classroom instruments

    Fresh off of breaking chart records and already boasting the biggest-selling album of 2015 with “25,” Adele positively crushed it Tuesday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” She performed her hit single “Hello” accompanied by Fallon and his house band, The Roots, on classroom instruments. She also played a game called “Box of Lies” with Fallon and performed another single, “Water Under the Bridge.” 🎁🎁🎁 Jimmy and @Adele put their lying skills to the test in a game of "Box […]

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    Chicago police officer charged with murder after shooting teenager 16 times

    CHICAGO  — The Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald has been charged with first-degree murder, a major turn that comes as many in the city braced for potential unrest. The Cook County State’s Attorney announced Tuesday that the Chicago officer, Jason Van Dyke, turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday morning. He is scheduled to appear in court around noon (1 p.m. ET) for a bond hearing. Until Tuesday, Van Dyke still worked for the police […]

  • Tyrone Howard, seen here in a New York state booking photo, is accused of opening fire the night of Oct. 20, 2015, and killing NYPD Officer Randolph Holder on a footpath along the FDR Drive. (Photo: New York State Department of Corrections)

    Man who allegedly shot NYPD officer charged with murder

    NEW YORK – The 31-year-old man who allegedly fatally shot a New York City police officer in the head during a chase has been indicted on murder charges, Manhattan’s district attorney announced Tuesday. The indictment lays out a multiple charges against Tyrone Howard, including aggravated murder, first-degree murder, second-degree murder and first-degree robbery. “The defendant in this case … is charged with willfully and maliciously murdering one of New York’s finest,” New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in […]

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    How to view Google’s awesome Star Wars Easter egg

    NEW YORK — Google “a long time ago in a galaxy far far away,” and you’ll see one of the better jokes that Google has hidden in its search code. Instead of the usual Google list of blue-fonted links against a sterile white background, the search term from the famous opening movie line summons a “Star Wars” style opening crawl, with the yellow-fonted links receding into space. The Easter egg is mimicking the opening credits of the seminal 1977 film […]