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  • Authorities have arrested the wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen in connection with their investigation into the June mass shooting, FBI spokesman Prentice Danner said. Noor Salman was arrested in the San Francisco area Monday morning, Danner said.

    What we know about Pulse nightclub shooter’s widow, Noor Salman

    For months, questions have surrounded Noor Salman, the widow of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen. What did Salman know of her husband’s plans? Could she have said something or tipped off authorities to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in US history? Or is she a victim of Mateen’s abuse, as her attorney maintains? Different portrayals of Salman have emerged since her husband killed 49 people and injured more than 50 others at Pulse, a gay nightclub, in June. Salman was […]

  • A researcher holding a petri dish with a culture at the microbiology lab of the Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen, a hospital in Antwerp on August 13, 2010. Media reported yesterday that a man of Pakistani origin died in Belgium in June following an infection of a new super bacteria, NDM-1, that is resistent against almost every antibiotic. (Photo credit : JORGE DIRKX/AFP/Getty Images)

    Drug-resistant superbug may be more widespread than previously known

    One family of superbugs, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, may be spreading more widely than previously thought, according to a study published Monday (PDF) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In fact, transmission of these bacteria person-to-person may be occurring without symptoms, say the researchers, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute. “We often talk about the rising tide of antibiotic resistance in apocalyptic terms,” said William Hanage, senior author […]

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    Good Samaritan who shot man attacking Arizona trooper says God put him there

    PHOENIX – A good Samaritan being hailed as a hero in Arizona is not quite ready to speak with reporters. He’s trying to reconcile taking a life, even when it was the right thing to do, officials said Monday. The unidentified motorist last Thursday killed a suspect who had wounded and was beating an officer. “He is a very humble guy,” said Col. Frank L. Milstead, director of the state Department of Public Safety, of the man who saved Trooper […]

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    Woman, 108, remains in assisted living home – thanks to 800 donors

    Carrie Lou Rausch, 108, has been in an assisted living facility for almost three years, but her funds to remain there were running dry. Since her home in Columbus, Ohio doesn’t accept Medicaid, Rausch faced a problem unless she came up with some more money. But, now, a GoFundMe page has allowed her to stay one more year, much to her family’s relief. Well-wishers from 22 states raised nearly $50,000 – $10,000 above the goal. A 108-year-old woman can stay […]

  • Hitting a patch of ice and skidding off the road can cause any of us to have a slight panic attack. Now imagine being behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler pulling two trailers and jackknifing at a steep incline. A driver of a FedEx truck in California handled the situation like a boss and it was caught on camera. The truck jackknifed at the high point of the snowy mountain pass on Interstate 80 near Floriston, close to the Nevada border.

    FedEx driver handles jackknifed big rig like a boss

    Hitting a patch of ice and skidding off the road can cause any of us to have a slight panic attack. Now, imagine being behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler pulling not one but two trailers and jackknifing at a steep incline. Would you be able to keep your cool? A driver of a FedEx truck in California handled the situation like a boss, and it was caught on camera. The truck jackknifed at the high point of the snowy […]

  • Eugene A. Cernan, the last astronaut to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon, has died, NASA said Monday. He was 82.

    Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dies

    Eugene A. Cernan, the last astronaut to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon, has died, NASA said Monday. He was 82. “We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon,” the US space agency said on Twitter. We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. https://t.co/Q9OSdRewI5 pic.twitter.com/gPdFTnXF2C — NASA (@NASA) January 16, 2017 Cernan […]

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    Husband to give wife kidney for wedding anniversary

    Traditionally, china is the perfect gift to give for a 20th wedding anniversary. But, a Virginia man is about to give his wife something much better for their big milestone – his kidney. "He is literally going to give me life": This man is giving his wife a kidney the day before their 20th anniversary https://t.co/fI8sJd1ONV pic.twitter.com/15gQoW7wvd — CNN (@CNN) January 16, 2017 Scott Chafian’s wife, Cindy Chafian, suffers from polycystic kidney disease and has been on dialysis for almost […]

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    Sunken 600-year-old Buddha emerges from water in China

    BEIJING, China — A 600-year-old Buddha statue has been discovered in a reservoir in east China’s Jiangxi Province after water levels fell during renovation work. A local villager first spotted the head of the Buddha last month when the water level fell by more than 10 meters during work on a hydropower gate, official state news agency Xinhua reported. The Buddha’s head sits against a cliff and gazes serenely over the body of water. It has attracted many tourists as […]

  • More than 30 people were killed when a Turkish cargo plane crashed into a village in Kyrgyzstan, according to a statement from Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Emergency Situations. Poor visibility was likely a factor.

    Investigators: ‘Crew error’ may be to blame for Kyrgyzstan plane crash that killed 37

    “Crew error” appears to have caused the deadly crash of the Turkish cargo plane that barreled into a Kyrgyzstan village on Monday, a top Kyrgyz official told state-run news. The plane slammed into the village of Dacha-Suu on the outskirts of the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, killed 37 people, and destroyed at least 15 houses, Kyrgyzstan’s emergency situations ministry said. Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister Muhammetkaly Abulgaziev drew the conclusion that “crew error” had led to the crash citing preliminary information, Kyrgyzstan’s […]

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    Orlando shooter’s wife arrested following investigation into nightclub massacre

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Authorities have arrested the wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen in connection with their investigation into the June mass shooting, FBI spokesman Prentice Danner said. Noor Salman was arrested in the San Francisco area Monday morning, Danner said. Salman, who married Mateen in 2011, came under increasing scrutiny as authorities investigated Mateen, who killed 49 people and injured more than 50 others when he opened fire at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. A law enforcement […]

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    One of FBI’s Most Wanted suspects captured in Texas

    A double homicide suspect on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list was captured Sunday morning after nearly six months on the run. Terry A.D. Strickland was arrested without incident during a traffic stop in El Paso, Texas, the FBI said. Strickland was wanted on an arrest warrant from Milwaukee. He is charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide. Investigators said Strickland shot two men during a fight on July 17, according to CNN affiliate WITI. El Paso FBI […]