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    Washington state school shooting: ‘Run, get out of here’

    (CNN) — Jordan Luton was finishing his lunch in the cafeteria at Washington state’s Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday when he heard it — a loud bang. Then there was another. And another. And another. And another. What he saw was freshman Jaylen Fryberg go up to a table with students, “came up from behind … and fired about six bullets into the backs of them,” Luton told CNN. “They were his friends, so it wasn’t just random.” Some of […]

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    Suspect says Satan made him smash into Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument

      UPDATED 10/24/14 4:35 P.M. - OKLAHOMA CITY – A man has been taken in for mental evaluation after allegedly vandalizing the Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol. U.S. Secret Service Agents say it all started after a man walked into the Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City Friday morning making strange threats against the President and Federal Government. Agents say he then admitted to them that he crashed his car into the Ten Commandments monument at the […]

  • Kevin Sweat

    NEW: Convicted child killer Kevin Sweat attacks attorney before sentenced to life in prison

    OKEMAH, Okla. —  A judge sentenced convicted child killer Kevin Sweat to life in prison without the possibility of parole soon after he attacked one of his attorneys, according to Tulsa television station KJRH. Kevin Sweat, 28, pleaded guilty in July to three counts of first-degree murder.  Sweat’s victims were 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker, who were shot to death in 2003 along a rural road near Weleetka. According to arrest reports, Sweat confessed to killing Taylor after […]

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    Evenflo car seats recalled due to faulty buckle

    Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant car seats. The recall involves certain Evenflo Embrace 35 rear-facing infant child restraints equipped with an Amsafe QT1 buckle. U.S. safety regulators say over time the buckles on the seats can become hard to unlatch. That can make it difficult to get a child out of the seat in an emergency. The seats affected were made at various times from December 2011 through May of last year. Evenflo will notify registered owners […]

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    ‘I caught a plane by accident': Survey reveals inventive sick day excuses

    (CNN) — Had a big night out? Don’t fancy leaving a cozy bed for the cold outdoors? Having a Ferris Bueller moment? We may not all admit it but surely everyone has done it: called in to work sick when we’re actually feeling fine. The challenge for playing hooky is always coming up with a credible excuse. But according to a survey for the online career site, while honesty may be lacking, inventiveness is not. According to its survey, […]

  • woman stabbing parking space

    Woman stabbed to death in front of children in dispute over parking space

    Los Angeles, CA (KTLA) — A South Los Angeles man and woman were charged with murder Tuesday in the stabbing death of a Whittier woman during a dispute over a parking space, authorities announced Thursday.The attack occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Friday at the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet located at 13000 block of Alondra Boulevard.Officers responding to a report of a fight in the parking lot, found Elizabeth Yanez lying on the ground with multiple stab wounds to her […]

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    Dallas nurse declared free of Ebola virus, NY doctor positive for Ebola had no symptoms until Thursday

    UPDATE 10/24/2014 10:48 A.M. (CNN) – One of the Dallas nurses, Nina Pham, has been declared free of the Ebola virus, the National Institutes of Health said Friday. The NIH was to brief reporters says later Friday about her discharge from an NIH facility in Bethesda, Maryland. Meanwhile, A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has become the first diagnosed Ebola case in the city, authorities said. The doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, […]

  • A man charged at four New York police officers Thursday October 23, 2014, metal hatchet in hand, hitting one officer in the right arm and another in the head, the city's police commissioner said.

    Hatchet assault on New York police comes during fears of Islamist attacks

    UPDATED 10/24/2014 10:43 A.M. (CNN) – Based on everything authorities have seen so far, there is no indication that Zale Thompson, the man accused of wounding two New York police officers with a hatchet, was tied to any radical Islamist groups, a senior law enforcement official told CNN   Original story: (CNN) — A bloodied steel hatchet lay on a rainy Queens sidewalk on Thursday like an portentous question mark. Was the bearded man who used it to wound two […]

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    ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ CANCELED following disturbing report

    (CNN) — TLC has canceled “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” according to TMZ. On Thursday, reports claimed that the reality show’s newly separated matriarch, June “Mama June” Shannon, is now dating Mark Anthony McDaniel, a man who served 10 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated child molestation in 2004 and who is a registered sex offender. (McDaniel’s son defended his father to E! News, saying that the conviction was caused by a false accusation.) According to TMZ, which first reported […]

  • Brits may get paid for losing weight

    Get paid to lose weight? Yes, that’s really happening

    LONDON (CNNMoney) — Overweight Brits may soon find that shedding extra pounds would benefit their wallets as well as their waistlines. The UK public health service, the NHS, wants to encourage companies to reward employees who lose excess weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dubbed the ‘pounds for pounds’ program by Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper The Sun, the initiative is part of a plan to tackle an NHS funding shortfall that is forecast to hit £30 billion ($48 billion) by 2020. […]

  • Queen Elizabeth II tweets

    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II joins social media age with 1st tweet

    LONDON (CNN) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday when she posted her first tweet. Signing herself Elizabeth R., for regina or queen, she welcomed visitors to a new Information Age gallery focused on the evolution of modern communications at the Science Museum in London. The inaugural tweet was posted to the official British monarchy Twitter feed, which has more than 700,000 followers. And in case anyone had any doubts that the Queen’s own hand […]