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  • Investigators are not confident they’ve found all Border Patrol agent’s victims

    (CNN) – Police say they have a confession from a US Border Patrol agent they suspect of being a serial killer, but many loose ends and questions remain — chiefly, whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty. It could take as long as 90 days to determine whether prosecutors will pursue capital murder charges against Juan David Ortiz, 35, accused of killing four women in and around the border town of Laredo, Texas, Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz said […]

  • Michael Jordan donates $2 million for Florence relief and recovery aid

    (CNN) – Michael Jordan, who grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, close to where Florence came ashore as a Category 1 hurricane, has donated $2 million to relief and recovery agencies. “It’s truly devastating for me to see the damage that Hurricane Florence is doing to my beloved home state of North Carolina and to the surrounding areas,” Jordan, who is the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA, said last week in a statement posted on the team’s […]

  • New York library loans out ties, handbags so those with limited resources can go to job interviews

    For a young person, going to a job interview can be expensive. You need nice clothes and a case or handbag to hold your resume and other documents. But, if you live in New York, there’s help. The New York Public Library is making sure you dress to impress in all your interviews – as long as you don’t have any library card fines. The NYPL’s Riverside Library has rolled out a ‘Grow Up Work Fashion Library,’ which lends out neckties, […]

  • How to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence

    Deadly Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, bringing damaging winds, relentless rain and storm surges. Thousands of homes have been damaged and hundreds of residents had to be rescued from the rising flood waters. More rain and flooding is expected in the days to come, as the now-tropical depression slowly heads towards the Ohio Valley. Non-profits are assisting rescue operations, helping with shelters and delivering supplies. Facebook has activated a safety check on their Hurricane Florence crisis […]

  • Man loses hands and feet after dog-related infection

    By the time Greg Manteufel, 48, reached the hospital in late June, “my face was all red and blue, and it started going down the rest of my body,” he said. “My arms, my chest, everything was changing colors,” said Manteufel, of West Bend, Wisconsin. Manteufel initially thought he had a bad case of the flu, but in his blood, doctors discovered a type of bacteria normally found in the mouths of dogs and cats. These bacteria rarely make humans […]

  • Blind panther dies unexpectedly at Florida zoo

    NAPLES, Fl. (WFTX) — The Naples Zoo sadly announced Monday that their blind Florida panther Uno passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, two days after having surgery. Uno arrived at Naples Zoo in 2015 to become an ambassador for the species after he was injured by a shotgun blast that destroyed one eye and blinded the other. Veterinary staff at the zoo recently decided to have Uno undergo surgery due to an ulcer in his remaining eye. During his recovery, he […]

  • Florence expected to bring heavy rain to Northeast before moving offshore

    In its final act before moving offshore, post-tropical cyclone Florence is expected to bring heavy rain to parts of New England and the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday. As Florence leaves flooded towns in the Carolinas and the aftermath of tornadoes in Virginia, the remnants of the storm are expected to affect eastern Pennsylvania, Washington, New York and Massachusetts, said CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri. Flash flood watches are in effect from Maryland and northern Virginia northward into southern New York and eastward […]

  • Emmy winner’s surprise marriage proposal stuns, delights crowd

    We did not see it coming, and it was beautiful. Director Glenn Weiss took the stage to accept the Emmy Award for his work calling the shots at The Academy Awards and used the moment to propose to his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen. “Jan, you are the sunshine in my life,” he said. “And, mom was right – don’t ever let go of your sunshine. You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call […]

  • California teen finds purse with $10K inside, returns it

    Rhami Zeini was driving home from school when he spotted a black purse in the middle of the road. The 16-year-old Santa Barbara, California high school junior opened it – and discovered more money than he’d ever seen in his life: $10,000. Unable to find the owner’s phone number, Zeini told his parents. They drove him to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. There, a watch officer was able to locate the owner and return the money. “To me, I […]

  • Man receives liver transplant just days before wife gives birth to twins

    OMAHA, Neb. – All four members of a Topeka, Kansas family recently found themselves as patients at Nebraska Medicine for different reasons. While 33-year-old Brady Sorensen was recovering from a liver transplant his wife, Jess, went into premature labor with their twin girls. “Looking back it was smooth and perfect – in the moment it was a chaotic mess,” Brady Sorensen told KMTV. He received his first liver transplant when he was eight months old and had a second when […]

  • Coke may move into cannabis-infused drinks

    Coca-Cola is considering a move into the growing market for cannabis-infused drinks. Coke said in a statement Monday that it is “closely watching” the growth of CBD, a non-psychoactive component in marijuana, as an ingredient in what it called functional wellness beverages. “The space is evolving quickly,” Coke said. “No decisions have been made at this time.” CBD, which does not produce a high for the user, has been used for medical purposes, including easing inflammation, pain and nausea. Coke’s […]