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  • Mugshot of Johnthony Walker, Credit:	Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

    Complaints preceded fatal school bus crash, records show

    The driver in a Chattanooga school bus crash that killed six children had previously alarmed students, parents and faculty with his reckless driving, according to complaints provided by CNN affiliate WTVC. A principal expressed concern about Johnthony Walker’s driving twice in the weeks before the crash, students claimed he was trying to injure them and a parent, responding to complaints he had cursed at children and tried to hurt them with his driving, threatened to beat Walker up, the records […]

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    Dylann Roof represents self in Charleston murder trial

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina – A federal judge on Monday granted Dylann Roof’s motion to represent himself, and Roof is being permitted to object if he feels potential jurors are not fit to serve on the jury deciding his fate. Roof, who is accused of killing nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, in June 2015, was deemed competent to stand trial last week. Jury selection had been under way when US District Judge Richard Mark Gergel halted […]

  • A picture shows the logo of the online retailer Amazon dispalyed on computer screens.  (Photo credit :LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Here are Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals

    NEW YORK – One of the biggest online shopping days has arrived, and Amazon is offering customers a variety of discounts. The online retailer will feature more than 75,000 sales starting Monday and throughout the week on a variety of products, including toys, electronics, video games and books. While electronics tend to be big sellers on Cyber Monday, Amazon said that so far this holiday season, the “most-watched deal” has been the Mermaid Tail Blanket. Amazon’s own products will also be […]

  • Japan's Space World theme park which froze 5,000 sea creatures into the floor of an ice rink was forced to close the attraction on Sunday after a public backlash. Fish, crabs and other shellfish were embedded in the ice as part of a special winter attraction. The park posted images of the fish on its official Facebook site with captions including "I am d... d... drowning, s ... s... suffocating."
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    Japanese theme park receives backlash over 5,000 fish frozen into ice rink floor, closes attraction

    A Japanese theme park which froze 5,000 sea creatures into the floor of an ice rink was forced to close the attraction on Sunday after a public backlash. Fish, crabs and other shellfish were embedded in the ice as part of a special winter attraction, called “Freezing Port,” at Japan’s Space World theme park. The park advertised it as a “world first” and posted images of the fish on its official Facebook site with captions including “I am d… d… […]

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    Winning $421 million Powerball ticket sold in Tennessee

    NEW YORK – A winning Powerball ticket worth $420.9 million was sold in Lafayette, Tennessee, in the state’s second-largest lottery jackpot ever, the Tennessee Lottery said Sunday. The winning numbers were 17-19-21-37-44, and the Powerball was 16. A winning Powerball ticket worth $421 million was sold in Tennessee, the state's second-largest jackpot ever https://t.co/efzUOrz6vH pic.twitter.com/0HRkdiIVeA — CNN (@CNN) November 27, 2016 Saturday’s jackpot was the 12th largest in U.S. history. In January, a monster $1.6 billion Powerball prize was split […]

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    New Orleans shooting kills 1, injures 9

    Ten people were shot, one of them fatally, in New Orleans’ French quarter early Sunday, said city police. The shooting took place during the Bayou Classic Weekend, four days of events that include a parade and a college football game featuring Grambling State versus Southern University. The two women and eight men shot were aged between 20 and 37, said the New Orleans Police Department in a statement. French Quarter shooting in New Orleans kills 1, injures 9 https://t.co/kG92khJ0xp pic.twitter.com/pzRdRopdjM […]

  • President-elect Donald Trump shared a message of unity Wednesday in a video published on the official White House transition team's YouTube page.

    Trump falsely claims “millions of people who voted illegally” cost him popular vote

    WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump alleged Sunday, without evidence, “millions of people” voted illegally for Hillary Clinton and otherwise he would have won the popular vote. It’s an unprecedented allegation by a president-elect. Trump won the Electoral College and thus the White House, but the Democratic nominee leads him in the popular vote by about two million ballots. “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people […]

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    Infant ejected from car is found alive in storm drain

    It’s a story of survival that’s amazed even seasoned firefighters – an infant ejected during a car crash ends up in a storm drain 25 feet away. She is found alive, reaching up to rescuers and with only a scratch on her forehead. That’s the scene that unfolded Friday night along Interstate 30 in Texarkana, Arkansas after a truck apparently sideswiped a car, officials told KSLA. The family vehicle flipped over, and the 8-month old girl was ejected. Survivors looked […]

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    J.K. Rowling sends 7-year-old Aleppo fan Harry Potter books

    LONDON – Author J.K. Rowling has provided a welcome diversion for a 7-year-old girl living in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, sending her eBooks of the entire Harry Potter series. Hello my friend @jk_rowling, I started reading your books now, my heart is for you. Thank you. – Bana #Aleppo #StandWithAleppo pic.twitter.com/MHtOIFzwuI — Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 24, 2016 Bana, this made me so happy! Lots of love to you and your brothers! #StandWithAleppo https://t.co/ODTivIs5EZ — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 24, 2016 […]

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    Sheriff: ‘Sensitive information’ not disclosed related to disappearance of missing California mother

    Nearly three weeks after she went missing while jogging in northern California, Sherri Papini has been reunited with her family. “We are overwhelmed with joy of how supportive everyone has been to help bring us together as a family again,” Papini and her husband said through a statement read by her sister, Sheila Koester. Koester told reporters that her sister was very excited to be home, but would not describe Papini’s health. The sister told reporters Friday she didn’t believe […]

  • A somber Hillary Clinton made her concession speech, telling supporters and campaign staff members in New York City that she was proud of their effort and pledged to work with President-elect Donald Trump.

    Clinton campaign: We are taking part in the recount

    WASHINGTON  — Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Saturday it will take part in efforts to push for recounts in several key states, joining with Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who has raised millions of dollars to have votes counted again in Wisconsin. But, in a post on Medium, Marc Elias, the campaign’s counsel, said the campaign’s own investigation has not uncovered any evidence of hacking of voting systems. In the campaign’s most detailed comments to date on the recount, Elias wrote […]