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  • Sophia Tabors

    Little girl’s science project saves her grandpa’s life

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A fourth grader used what she learned during a science fair project to save her grandpa’s life. Sophia Tabors entered her school’s science fair using a project on strokes. “My other grandpa had a stroke and during that stroke I’m like, ‘Well it’d be interesting to find out why strokes happen and what causes them,’” Tabors said. Tabors won a second place ribbon for her entry on stroke research but the real reward came two months […]

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    Boy Scouts move one step closer to lifting ban on gay leaders

    The Boy Scouts of America has moved one step closer to ending its ban on gay adults as leaders. The organization’s executive committee adopted a resolution last week that would change policy. “This resolution will allow chartered organizations to select adult leaders without regard to sexual orientation, continuing Scouting’s longstanding policy of chartered organizations selecting their leaders,” the Boy Scouts said in a statement Monday. “This change allows Scouting’s members and parents to select local units, chartered to organizations with […]

  • A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday recommended approval of a new type of experimental cholesterol-fighting drug that could be more potent and carry fewer side effects than statins, which are among the most prescribed drugs in the United States.

    FDA approves new cholesterol lowering drug

    ATLANTA — The FDA approved the new cholesterol lowering drug alirocumab, brand name Praluent, on Friday. The injectable drug, from Regeneron and Sanofi, is the first in a new class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors. The drug works by making the liver more efficient at getting rid of LDL, or bad cholesterol. Praluent is approved for patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, or HeFh, which is an inherited condition that causes high LDL cholesterol levels. It is also approved for patients who […]

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    Chinese mother saves son seconds before falling to death inside escalator

    Security camera footage has emerged of a mother saving her young son’s life seconds before losing her own on an escalator in China. The 30-second video begins innocently enough: As the escalator in a shopping mall almost reaches the top, a woman in a white shirt and black skirt lifts up her young son to get ready to step off. But as she does, a metal panel suddenly collapses under her feet and she falls into the gap. Struggling with […]

  • Leroy Smith

    Photo showing black officer assisting white supremacist goes viral

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – As supporters of the Black Panthers and the Ku Klux Klan clashed at the South Carolina Capitol, a photo from the scene is generating positive reaction. The image shows a black officer assisting a man in a National Socialist Movement T-shirt up the statehouse stairs. The photo spread through social media after Rob Godfrey, deputy chief of staff to South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, took the photo and shared it on Twitter with the caption, “not an […]

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    Magazine cover features 35 women telling their stories of alleged assaults by Bill Cosby

    NEW YORK — The latest cover of New York Magazine features 35 women who told the magazine their stories of being assaulted by Bill Cosby. The cover was first shared by the magazine on Sunday night and quickly went viral. 35 women speak about being assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the culture that wouldn't listen: http://t.co/H5dss5F2F4 pic.twitter.com/RCF0BWBrxA — New York Magazine (@NYMag) July 27, 2015 The story includes photos of each woman and their individual stories. Each woman’s story includes a […]

  • Two teens disappeared from Daytona Beach, Fl.

    Florida teens missing at sea after fishing trip

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. — Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos have been boating for so long that they’re just as comfortable at sea as they are on land. That’s the hope their families and friends say they’re holding onto as Coast Guard crews search for the 14-year-olds, who went missing on a fishing trip off the Florida coast about 12 miles south of Daytona Beach on Friday. “We just keep on praying, man,” Joe Namath, the renowned former NFL quarterback, said […]

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    L.A. police make arrest in death of woman shot to death on street

    LOS ANGELES — Why would anyone gun down a young woman walking down the street with her boyfriend and then calmly stroll away? Los Angeles police now have their suspect, and say the slaying had to do with money. Carrie Jean Melvin, 30, and her boyfriend were walking near their apartment to grab a bite along Hollywood’s famed Sunset Boulevard on July 5 when a man fired a single shotgun blast, killing Melvin. The gunman then calmly walked to a […]

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    Massive fire engulfs Las Vegas hotel pool deck

    LAS VEGAS — Flames and thick plumes of black smoke from a quick-spreading fire engulfed the 14th-floor pool deck of a sprawling Las Vegas Strip resort Saturday. Videos posted on social media showed the inferno consuming the poolside tent-like cabanas, imitation palm trees, and just about everything else on the open-air deck of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel. An unknown number of guests and employees at the 3,000-room resort were evacuated. There were no serious injuries, but two people […]

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    Lafayette theater shooter switched license plates, had wigs waiting in hotel

    LAFAYETTE, La. — Before John Houser shot 11 people at a Louisiana movie theater, he switched his car’s license plate and kept wigs in his hotel room with which he apparently intended to disguise himself. Houser stood up in the Lafayette theater where the comedy “Trainwreck” was showing Thursday and fired off one 10-round clip, Police Chief Jim Craft said Friday. He killed two women and injured nine other people before he turned the gun on himself. “This was slow […]

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    Hulk Hogan apologizes for racist remarks

    Legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan issued an apology Friday after the National Enquirer released a transcript of statements he made that included racial slurs. The remarks were recorded in an “unauthorized sex tape,” according to the Enquirer, and included the n-word in reference to the dating life of his daughter, Brooke. He has since apologized. “Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation,” Hogan says in a statement. “It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; […]