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    Nearly 1.5 million without power in Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico has gone dark. A power outage on the island has left nearly 1.5 million people without power, according to a statement from the government-run electric company AEE. The blackout is affecting most of the country, causing traffic jams and forcing business closures. But telecommunications services are working normally and the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport continues to operate, Alejandro García Padilla, the governor of Puerto Rico, said at a news conference. Padilla said the outage will last for […]

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    Oklahoma City Zoo orders detection device to treat animals before symptoms appear

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It was a surprising loss that stunned animal lovers across the Sooner State. Hours after interacting with her herd, 4-year-old Malee, an Asian elephant at the Oklahoma City Zoo, took a turn for the worse. “Malee passed away due to a viral infection,” said Jennifer Dagostino, director of Vet Services. “It’s EEHV1 for short. The virus exploded and got very, very high numbers and, at that point, there is very little you can do.” Staff at the Oklahoma […]

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    Say it ain’t so! New study debunks “5 Second Rule”

    Gone are the glorious days of being able to pick up and eat a fallen cookie within five seconds, living in a blissful world of bacterial denial. Now Rutgers researchers have confirmed that the ‘Five Second Rule’ is nothing more than an old wives’ tale. In fact, researchers say bacteria transfers to your dropped delicacy almost instantaneously. It all depends upon the food’s consistency and the surface upon which it falls. Rutgers researchers tested four surfaces and four foods, and also […]

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    Investigators: Body of preschool-age girl found inside container in Texas pasture

    MADISONVILLE, Texas – Experts are trying to identify the remains of a preschool-age girl found inside a container left along a Central Texas pasture. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says a person who was mowing grass on Saturday discovered the container near a fence about 40 feet from the edge of an Interstate 45 feeder road. The area is near Madisonville, about 85 miles northwest of Houston. Sheriff Travis Neeley says the container was likely dumped several months ago. The […]

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    Teacher accused of secretly recording girls changing inside closet

    NASHVILLE, Tenn – A teacher was arrested for allegedly making more than 50 videos of girls changing clothes inside a closet at a Nashville elementary school. Police arrested Jarrett Jones, 30, on Monday after hundreds of images of young girls and the videos were found on a hard drive at his Antioch home, according to WSMV. According to an affidavit, Jones created more than 50 videos on a hard drive that were made inside a closet of the music room […]

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    Prosecutors: Woman charged after having 2 kids with boy she met at the park

    DENVER — A 33-year-old woman is charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy — and prosecutors in Denver, Colorado said she gave birth to two children as a result of the relationship. Prosecutors said the relationship began when Alicia Hernandez was 29 and the boy was 14, according to KDVR. Hernandez initially met the boy at Garfield Park in 2011 or 2012, according to court documents. She allegedly gave birth to two children after having sex with the teen in […]

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    New York blast “obviously an act of terrorism,” governor says

    NEW YORK – [Breaking news update at 12:35 p.m. ET] FBI investigators are still collecting evidence from the scene of a bombing Saturday in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. “The evidence we’ve collected is being taken to our lab at Quantico for review, and we are following every available lead,” said FBI Assistant Director in Charge William Sweeney Jr. on Sunday. [Breaking news update at 12:23 p.m. ET] Investigators have not found any evidence an explosion in New York Saturday […]

  • UNC football player Allen Artis, accused of rape and charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and assault on a female, turned himself into today, Orange County magistrate Gerald Koelling tells CNN.

    New rape allegations, new scrutiny for UNC misconduct policy

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C.– Frustrated with the University of North Carolina’s handling of sexual violence reports, five women took matters into their own hands in 2013 by going public with their stories and pursuing justice through other means. Sound familiar? Maybe to those following the story of Delaney Robinson this week. The UNC Chapel Hill sophomore went public with allegations that the school failed to conduct a thorough investigation when she accused a football player of raping her on Valentine’s Day. […]

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    Donald Trump’s surreal Friday, from press row

    MIAMI (CNN) — A manufactured story line. A promise of a “major statement.” And an ulterior motive. Donald Trump on Friday pulled off his latest media stunt, scoring more than 20 minutes of free live TV time to tout the endorsement of more than a dozen veterans and to talk up his new hotel in Washington after he and his campaign had promised he would address his longstanding, controversial “birther” position. Then, he made a 67-word statement stating that he […]

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    Contraband bust at halfway house in Oklahoma City leads authorities to escape hatch

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A contraband search at a halfway house in Oklahoma City led officials to an escape hatch, officials said. Authorities were searching the Center Point halfway house in Oklahoma City for contraband when they found a false wall in a room allowing inmates to leave the facility after coming back and checking in with security from daily work assignments. Originally built as a hotel, the halfway house was purchased by Center Point in 2005 and converted to house inmates who […]

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    “There was blood everywhere,” woman fighting for her life after alleged brutal beating

    OKLAHOMA CITY– A woman is fighting for her life, while her boyfriend is in jail. Tony Wilson, 40, is being held with a $200,000 dollar bond. His girlfriend is in the ICU and has not woken up since the day she got there. “To have her lifeless when she left here. I don’t understand,” Shirley Rice, her neighbor, said. “She’s trying to hold on. She’s a strong woman. She’s fighting,” friend Cledith Davis said. September 3rd is a day Davis […]