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  • Police officer fired after traffic stop involving his daughter’s boyfriend

    LORAIN, Ohio – An Ohio police patrolman has been fired following an internal investigation into a traffic stop involving the boyfriend of the officer’s daughter. Investigators said the traffic stop was an “abuse of power.” Video of the incident shows the officer open the car door and tell the driver: “You’re going to jail.” The driver asks him: “For what?” “Have a seat in my car,” the officer says. “We’ll make (BEEP) up as we go.” It happened April 16, […]

  • Facebook campaign reuniting immigrant families won’t stop – despite Trump’s policy reversal

    A California couple who started a Facebook campaign to reunite immigrant families will not stop raising money – despite President Donald Trump’s recent reversal on separating families that cross the US border. Dave and Charlotte Willner have raised over $16 million from more than 420,000 donors since they started the campaign Saturday. The money goes to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, or RAICES. “This is a reminder of the power we have when we all stand together against […]

  • Man parasailing in Myrtle Beach has both legs amputated after boat propeller accident

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – A man parasailing in Myrtle Beach had both his legs amputated after he tried to get on a banana boat and hit a propeller. Myrtle Beach Online reported the man was injured at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday near 3rd Avenue South and taken to the hospital. It happened when the man was trying to transfer from parasailing boat to a banana boat, according to WBTW. The victim fell into the water and was hit by the […]

  • Restaurant employee fired after viral video shows her stirring tea with forearm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A video of an employee at a Missouri restaurant stirring tea with her forearm has gone viral, and those responsible have been fired. The video, which has been viewed more than 710,000 times on Facebook, shows the female employee at Raising Cane’s making tea with her arm fulling submerged. The employee and another girl are heard laughing before the employee poured the tea into a dispenser. The caption on the video read “don’t drink tea from […]

  • Police kill unarmed teen running from car linked to earlier shooting

    Hours after being sworn in on the local force, a suburban Pittsburgh officer has fatally shot an unarmed 17-year-old who ran when police stopped a vehicle that was suspected to be involved in an earlier shooting, authorities said. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office and a family attorney identified the victim as Antwon Rose II of Rankin. Antwon, an African-American, died at a hospital. He had been a passenger in the car, which authorities suspected of being involved in the shooting […]

  • Trump administration: Some children currently in Border Patrol custody will be reunited with parents

    Customs and Border Protection is announcing a new practice aimed at keeping families apprehended at the border together following President Donald Trump’s executive order. But, the new practice, announced Thursday in a statement, does not address children who have been sent to shelters nationwide, were separated from their parents over the past two months and are likely in the custody of a different government agency. “For those children still in Border Patrol custody, we are reuniting them with parents or […]

  • Video shows massive explosion after lightning strikes Colorado oil tanks

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. – A lightning strike caused an explosion that damaged or destroyed up to six oil tanks at a Colorado storage facility. Hudson Fire Rescue said it happened about 10:20 p.m. Monday at County Road 16 between County Roads 51 and 53 between Hudson and Keenesburg, about 40 miles northeast of Denver. Tyler Kaplan was driving southbound on Interstate 76 when video captured a flash of lightning then the explosion. The blast caused a fire that burned for […]

  • “I’ve never been out,” Chilling 911 call reveals abuse in Turpin family

    The 17-year-old girl who called police to report her abusive parents in Perris, California said the house the family lived in smelled so badly that she could barely breathe and she thought she and her 12 siblings might need to go to the doctor. And, when she struggled to remember the address of the home, the 911 operator asked her if she was around the corner from her house. “Yeah, I think,” the girl said. “I’ve never been out. I […]

  • Thief paid for meal with stolen credit card – that belonged to waitress, police say

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Authorities said an Arkansas thief tried to pay for a meal using a credit card that had been stolen from the waitress herself days earlier. Police spokesman Lt. David De Foor said, in a news release, officers arrested 21-year-old Shamon West on Tuesday at Shannon’s Restaurant in Pine Bluff. He said, “having no desire to pay for the fellow’s meal,” waitress Flora Lunsford called to report the man had tried paying for his meal with her […]

  • Woman kills parents, takes her own life over eczema torment

    A former nursing student murdered her parents before killing herself on Father’s Day, according to Hong Kong police, who suggested her skin condition may have motivated the attack. An initial police report found the 23-year-old had attacked her parents, inflicting fatal wounds to her father’s chest and her mother’s chest, waist and legs. Their bodies were found by police after a relative called authorities, telling them no one had answered the door at the apartment in Tuen Mun, a residential […]

  • Gatorade going sugarless for first time in its 53-year-history

    Gatorade is ditching sugar. Gatorade Zero, a thirst quencher without sugar or carbs, hit stores around the country this week. It comes in orange, lemon lime and glacier cherry, and is priced in line with the brand’s classic sports drink. The new drink is a tacit admission that the heyday of sugary sports drinks is winding down. Gatorade has controlled the nearly $8 billion US sports drink industry for decades, grabbing about 75 percent of the market, according to research […]