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    Baby elephant rushes to save ‘drowning human best friend’ who rescued her

    We can all agree it’s basically a dream situation to be rescued by a baby elephant, especially if you didn’t really need rescuing in the first place. Instead, you just end up being assured a baby elephant loves you and wants you to be okay. The Save Elephant Foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand captured little Kham Lha racing to the aid of Darrick Thomson, the co-founder of the foundation and one of her favorite people ever. Thomson was calling out […]

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    Boy, 7, sells enough lemonade to buy a pony

    It was tears of joy for a 7-year-old boy from Queensland, Australia, whose hard-won savings finally earned him his biggest wish. Sabastian Kent had been selling lemonade for two years to buy a pony, managing to save $3,000 (US $2,285), said his mother, Juliana Kent. She filmed the moment Sabastian, her oldest son, was taken to the family’s red barn to see his prize – a white pony named ‘Tom Boy.’ As soon as he saw it, Sabastian turned around, […]

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    WikiLeaks releases transcripts of Clinton Goldman Sachs speeches

    WHITE PLAINS, New York — WikiLeaks released Saturday what appear to be transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s three paid speeches to financial heavyweight Goldman Sachs. The remarks, which were hacked as part of an extensive breach of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s email account, show Clinton commenting on Wall Street’s role in financial regulations, relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the damage done to US foreign policy by past WikiLeaks releases. The Clinton campaign declined to confirm the authenticity of […]

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    NFL community responds to death of Oklahoma native, former New York Jets player Dennis Byrd

    CLAREMORE, Okla. – Dennis Byrd, a former New York Jets player, died Saturday in a car wreck outside Tulsa, Oklahoma. Byrd, 50, played four years in the NFL before a paralyzing on-field injury ended his professional career in 1992. But the towering 6-foot-5-inch, 270-pound defensive lineman became remembered best for learning to walk again in less than a year after the accident, going on to serve as an inspiration to Jets players and fans alike. Dennis Byrd, former Jets defensive […]

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    Donald Trump thinks SNL is rigging the election and should be canceled

    NEW YORK — Donald Trump thinks that even “Saturday Night Live” is part of a media conspiracy to bring down his presidential candidacy. Saturday night, SNL opened with a mocking reenactment of the second presidential debate. The parody included the moderators taking shots, a kung fu style greeting between Trump and Hillary Clinton and an ode to town hall questioner — and 15-minute celebrity — Ken Bone. But the biggest laughs came from Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of a stalking, lewd, […]

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    Father, son arrested in death of Olympian Tyson Gay’s daughter

    Police arrested two more men — a father and son — in the shooting death of Olympic track star Tyson Gay’s daughter, Trinity, who authorities say was hit by a stray bullet during a shootout in Lexington, Kentucky. Chazerae Taylor, 38, and D’markeo Taylor, 19, are each charged with wanton endangerment in the 15-year-old’s Sunday killing, police said late Sunday night. Police also have recovered a blue Ford that matches witness descriptions of one of the cars that fled the […]

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    Officers surprise bullied boy with birthday party of his dreams

    PEKIN, Illinois – Braden Garnett’s world is often a lonely one. Diagnosed early in life with Asperger’s, dyslexia and a condition that causes the misalignment of his eyes, Braden is often the target of school and playground bullies. “I struggle, because people are calling me names. I’m getting bullied constantly,” said Braden, a fifth grader from Pekin, Illinois. “Telling me I’m a cross-eyed freak and I’m not good at kickball.” School is hard enough but, every year, when birthday time rolls […]

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    51 years, 17 girls and one plaid dress passed down for picture day

    This is the story of a little red and green plaid dress and a family tradition it started. In 1965, Janice Parker bought the dress for her oldest daughter, Diana Orr, from a small department store in then-Wayfare, Minnesota. For some reason, Orr took an instant liking to it. And, when picture day came around for her kindergarten class, that was her dress of choice. Parker has five other daughters. And, a year later, when her next daughter, Lana, started […]

  • Curtis Allen and Gavin Wright, both 49, and of Liberal, Kansas, and Patrick Eugene Stein, 47, of Wright, Kansas, appeared in federal court to face a charge of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives), in connection with their plot to detonate bombs at an apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas where Somali immigrants live and worship.
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    3 men facing domestic terrorism charges for allegedly plotting to bomb apartment complex

    Three men face domestic terrorism charges for allegedly plotting to bomb an apartment complex occupied by Somali immigrants in southwest Kansas, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday. The men had talked about filling four vehicles with explosives and parking them at the four corners of the apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas, to create a large explosion, the DOJ said in a news release. About 120 Somali immigrants live in the complex, CNN affiliate KWCH reported, and acting U.S. […]

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    Mother of conjoined twins shares pictures following separation surgery

    NEW YORK — After 27 hours of surgery, twin boys Anias and Jadon McDonald — born joined at the head 13 months ago — began a new life apart on Friday. The round-the-clock operation at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx began Thursday morning and ended Friday. The separation procedure itself lasted 16 hours, followed by more hours of surgery to rebuild their skulls and make them whole. Jadon was the first of the boys to […]

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    US missiles just made the war in Yemen even more complicated

    Just when you thought the complicated, tangled web of who’s fighting who in the Middle East couldn’t get more complicated, the rules have changed. Again. The latest twist comes in Yemen, where this week a USS warship launched Tomahawk cruise missiles into Yemen. According to a Pentagon spokesperson, the missiles targeted radar sites in Houthi-held territory, sites the US claims were being used to launch missiles toward a different American warship (the USS Mason) in two separate incidents earlier this […]