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    Predawn shooting at university in Flagstaff

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — One person died and three others were injured in an overnight shooting at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, university officials said Friday. The shooter was in custody, and the school was not on lockdown, university spokesman Cindy Brown told CNN. Click here to watch live stream coverage from CNN on your mobile phone or device. (Note: Liveshots may be interrupted) It happened in a parking lot next to the Mountain View residence hall around 1:20 a.m., she said. What […]

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    Elderly man driven to take his own life by phone scammers — ‘I’m in too deep’

    The phone calls wouldn’t stop. The man on the other end of the line made promises of a big payoff: millions of dollars in prize money. But first the IRS needed $1,500 in taxes, he insisted, then the jackpot would arrive at the family home, a camera crew ready to capture the excitement. The calls came a couple of times a day; other times, nearly 50. Mr. Albert, we need the money to be sent today … Don’t hang up […]

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    King cobra missing more than a month found under dryer in Florida

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A Florida woman heard hissing under her dryer and knew it wasn’t the missing socks. Animal Control arrived and found an 8-foot-long king cobra snuggled under her dryer. The deadly snake has been missing since early September when it escaped from its cage on reality star Mike Kennedy’s property on North Apopka Vineland Road. Kennedy is best known for his show “Airplane Repo.” After a series of storms, a limb fell on the house, where the snake’s cage is. […]

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    Amazon’s ‘Homemade’ looks to challenge Etsy

    NEW YORK — Crafters of the world rejoice! Amazon has launched an Etsy-style online store called “Handmade.” Amazon Handmade now sells jewelry, furniture, stationary, pottery and other products from artists, artisans and crafters from around the world. Amazon Handmade, which launched Thursday, has categories like home décor, kitchen & dining, and bedding. All products are “factory-free and must be made by hand,” according to Amazon. Some of the funkier products include a glass wine stopper sculpted to look like The […]

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    Boy accused of fatally shooting girl after she wouldn’t let him play with puppy

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — A little girl killed, allegedly because of a puppy. That’s what Jefferson County, Tennessee, Sheriff G.W. “Bud” McCoig said led to the Saturday death of 8-year-old MaKayla “BooBah” Dyer. McCoig told CNN’s sister network HLN that an 11-year-old boy asked to see the girl’s puppy. When she said no, the boy shot her dead, according to the sheriff. That 11-year-old is being held in a juvenile detention center on a first-degree murder charge. Jefferson County District […]

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    Waze app directions take woman to wrong address, where she is killed

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The couple followed their Waze GPS app, thinking it would lead them to a touristy avenue in Niteroi, a large city across the bay from Rio de Janeiro. Instead, it led them to another street of the same name in Niteroi in one of the city’s most notorious slum areas. The woman was shot and killed. Regina Murmura, 70, a travel agent who had been using the Waze app while traveling through Niteroi with her […]

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    After mass shootings, do parents shoulder some of the blame?

    After every mass shooting comes the question: Could it have been prevented? Is there anything anyone could have done to stop a shooter from indiscriminately killing others, often before taking his own life? Those questions have been asked repeatedly since a 26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer shattered the community of Roseburg, Oregon, and shot nine people to death inside his community college classroom. What’s also being asked, in his case, is whether his mother, Laurel Harper, shoulders some of the blame. Postings […]

  • Visitors ‘scream’ as new 3,200-foot-high glass walkway cracks

    Visitors ‘scream’ as new 3,200-foot-high glass walkway cracks

    Walking on a glass walkway suspended 3,280 feet (1,000 meters) up a mountain is supposed to be terrifying — but not this terrifying. Just two weeks after it opened to a nervous public, a walkway in China’s central Henan province was evacuated after cracks appeared. Reports describe visitors running and screaming in panic as they saw the damage on the U-shaped path at Yuntaishan (Yuntai Mountain) Scenic Park. “Just witnessed a historic moment — Yuntaishan’s glass walkway is broken,” wrote […]

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    19-year-old marine from Mo. found dead at Camp Pendleton

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY — A U.S. Marine at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head early Monday morning. He has been identified as 19-year-old Lance Corporal Dominic E. Schraft of Vienna, Mo. Schraft joined the Marine Corps in August of 2014 and served as a field radio operator. He never deployed during his career. An investigation is underway. Vienna, Mo. is approximately 185 miles southeast of Kansas City.

  • The city of Los Angeles is poised to pay nearly $3 million to the family of a 56-year-old grandfather who died in police custody after a Los Angeles Police Department jail guard placed him in a chokehold, according to court records. Vachel Howard was unarmed, prone on the floor and being swarmed by five officers when one applied the controversial restraint, according to court records, police commission files and video surveillance footage from inside the police department's 77th Street Station jail.

    L.A. OKs $3 million payment to family of victim who died in police custody

    LOS ANGELES (CNN) — A Los Angeles City Council committee on Monday approved paying nearly $3 million to the family of a 56-year-old grandfather who died in police custody after an LAPD jail guard placed him in a chokehold, sources said. The City Attorney’s office had recommend settling the case filed in connection with the death of Vachel Howard for $2.85 million. The council’s Budget and Finance Committee approved a settlement of the case, paving the way for it to […]

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    Roughly 6,000 federal inmates to be released

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Roughly 6,000 federal inmates will be released at the end of the month, the largest one-time release of federal prisoners, the Bureau of Prisons said Tuesday. Bureau spokesman Edmond Ross said that the inmates are all drug offenders. They became eligible for release after going through an appeals process following the recent restructuring of drug sentences by the U.S. Sentencing Commission. The release will take place between October 30 and November 2, Ross said, adding that the […]

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    Hulu expands kids programming in new Viacom deal

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Hulu on Tuesday expanded its programming for kids and kids at heart. The streaming service announced on Tuesday that it renewed and expanded its partnership with Viacom. This means some of Nickelodeon’s classic shows from the 1990’s like “Rugrats” and “Doug” will make its streaming debut on Hulu. Other children’s series like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” will also stream for the first time on the service. The deal will bring Viacom’s more adult shows like “Broad […]