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From left, the families of Nikki Listau, Deundrez Woods and Tanisha Jefferson are suing an Alabama jail over their deaths.

    Lawsuits: Alabama prisoners died of gangrene, constipation

    (CNN) — One prisoner died of alcohol withdrawal. Constipation killed another. A third succumbed to gangrene. The deaths sound like they come from the logs of a Civil War POW encampment, but all three are alleged to have befallen detainees at the Madison County Jail in Huntsville, Alabama, while they were awaiting trial. In 2013. “What connects them all is that all of these people were in the medical-watch area, supposedly under the care of nurses,” said Florence-based civil rights […]

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    Papa John’s CEO honors employee murdered in robbery, pays for and attends funeral in Tennessee

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — It’s not often that you hear that the CEO of a fast food company has done something kind for a low wage worker. But it happens. Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter attended a memorial service in Tennessee on Sunday for an employee who was gunned down last week while on the job. Gordon Schaffer, a 22 year-old crew leader at Papa John’s Pizza in Columbia, was shot and killed during a late night robbery on Oct. […]

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    They’ve done it again, check out OK Go’s latest video sensation

    (CNN) — What will OK Go think of next? The band’s creative videos have made use of treadmills, dominoes and optical illusions. In its latest, “I Won’t Let You Down,” the foursome takes to the road — and the sky — thanks to camera-toting drones and some Segway-like Honda vehicles called UNI-CUBs. The video is nearing 4 million views on YouTube. Part of the idea came from a visit to Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant, kind of a Medieval Times with robots. “It was […]

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    Marvel announces huge slate of movies into 2019

    (CNN) — Marvel announced a huge slate of forthcoming films at a Tuesday news conference but left out a bit of “Strange” information fans were waiting for. At an enthusiastic gathering at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre, Marvel chief Kevin Feige reeled off announcements for a new Captain America film, a “Guardians of the Galaxy” sequel and a two-part Avengers adventure. The company also plans to introduce some of its other characters on the big screen, including Black Panther, Captain Marvel […]

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    Update: 4-year-old boy who celebrated Halloween early loses fight with cancer

    UPDATE: A 4-year-old boy who touched hearts across the country has passed away. Last week, the doctors told Ethan Van Leuven’s family that he had only a few days to live. Sadly, Ethan died Tuesday morning. UTAH – A Utah family knows they only have a limited amount of time with their son and they are determined to make the best of that time. Four-year-old Ethan Van Leuven is fighting for each day on this Earth. At 22 months old, […]

  • Former Ebola patient Amber Vinson said Tuesday she is "grateful to be well." Vinson, speaking at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital, which is discharging her, thanked God for giving her the hope and strength to fight, and also thanked former Ebola patients Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol for their donations of plasma to her and other patients.

    Nurse Amber Vinson Ebola-free, discharged from hospital

    UPDATED 102814  2:31 P.M. (CNN) — A second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is being released Tuesday from an Atlanta hospital and is free of the virus, according to Emory University Hospital’s Dr. Bruce Ribner. The nurse, Amber Vinson, was diagnosed with Ebola about two weeks ago. Dressed in a gray suit, Vinson stood at a podium and briefly spoke at a news conference. She said she was “grateful to be well” and thanked God for giving her the hope […]

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    Manhunt: Man wanted in four states for kidnapping, rape

    BOSTON, Mass. – There’s a nationwide manhunt for a suspected serial rapist, who is accused of attacks in multiple states. Police believe Greg Lewis is kidnapping women, raping them and then stealing their money. He is now wanted in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Colorado and Oregon. “He needs to be caught and he needs to be caught soon,” said Lt. Mike Farley, with the Massachusetts State Police. State police say the 26-year-old started his alleged crime spree in Massachusetts with the rape of a […]

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    Convicted sex offender accused of assaulting young children, giving them HIV

    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – A registered sex offender in Texas is now accused of assaulting two young girls and infecting them with HIV. Now, police are asking parents to contact them if their children had any contact with David Richard Wilson. According to KTRK, Wilson is HIV positive and claimed he had sex with “numerous other people.” 10 years ago, authorities say Wilson was convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. A judge sentenced him to a deferred adjudication, which gave […]

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    Taco Bell’s new app to deliver fast food faster

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Taco Bell is the latest company to jump into the app craze. Taco Bell unveiled a new app Tuesday that allows customers anywhere in the country to place their orders using their iPhones and Androids. They still have to go the restaurant to pick up their Doritos Locos in person. To promote its new app, Taco Bell has gone dark across all of its social media accounts today. pic.twitter.com/0ClUln7C8x — Eli Langer (@EliLanger) October 28, 2014 […]


    Wi-Fi hot spot named after terror group delays LAX flight

    (CNN) — A transatlantic American Airlines flight was delayed Sunday after a passenger noticed a portable Wi-Fi connection named “Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork.” American Airlines Flight 136 was scheduled to fly from Los Angeles International Airport to London, but a passenger’s discovery of the poorly spelled Wi-Fi network initially delayed the flight for three hours during an investigation, according to CNN affiliate KABC. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials cleared the flight, but the flight crew didn’t want to fly […]

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An up-close and personal look at the capture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  Authorities captured Tsarnaev on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts.

    Friend of Boston bombing suspect convicted

    (CNN) — Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was convicted Tuesday on two counts of lying to federal agents investigating the 2013 bombing, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Prosecutors said Phillipos lied to investigators about being in Tsarnaev’s college dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth after the bombing. Lawyers for Phillipos, a Boston native, say he was a “frightened and confused 19-year-old” when authorities questioned him several times in the days following the […]