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  • Anti-Brexit protesters take to London streets

    LONDON — A sea of EU supporters took to the streets of London on Saturday in protest of the UK’s impending exit from the bloc. The Unite for Europe march comes just days before British Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50, which formally kicks off Brexit negotiations between the UK and the European Union. Cheerful crowds gathered Saturday — 60 years to the day since the signing of the Treaty of Rome that established the EU’s predecessor, the European […]

  • Missing black and Latina girls in DC spark outcry on social media, prompt calls for federal help

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Two months ago, the Washington Metropolitan Police Department’s new commander, Chanel Dickerson, made a pledge: Let’s find our missing girls. Now, as the department posts profiles of missing black and Latina girls in the nation’s capital on its Twitter feed almost daily, members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for a federal investigation. In a letter Tuesday, the lawmakers asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey to “devote the resources necessary to determine […]

  • Is there something wrong with this White House photo of health care talks?

    Democrats, women’s groups and liberals seized on a photo Thursday shared by Vice President Mike Pence of a meeting he attended with President Donald Trump and members of the House Freedom Caucus. Their gripe? The photo featured no women, even though lawmakers were discussing Republicans’ health reform proposal — and members of the House Freedom Caucus want to strip a requirement that health insurance plans cover essential benefits, including coverage for maternity services. “Appreciated joining @POTUS for meeting with the […]

  • WATCH LIVE: House members take turns at mic, preparing for climactic vote on GOP health care bill

    WASHINGTON — Republicans muscled their capstone health care overhaul past an initial barrier and toward a climactic roll call Friday, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress. With Trump budget chief Mick Mulvaney and other White House officials heading toward the Capitol to lobby wavering lawmakers, Friday’s showdown was occurring after the president warned that he was through […]

  • 86-year-old raises $400,000 from recycling, and then gives it away to those less fortunate

    Thirty-two years’ worth of recycled newspapers and magazines — more than nine million pounds of it — netted 86-year-old Johnny Jennings $400,000, all of which he gave away to those in need. Recycling started off as a lesson to his son, Brent Jennings, about healthy money habits. Back in 1985, the Georgia native began collecting and selling paper with his only child, then put their profits into a savings account. “The first memory I have of my Dad is of […]

  • Stranded woman uses whatever she can to get rescued from Arizona wilderness

    The handwritten note had a simple plea: “Please stop.” “I’m out of gas, stuck here,” it continued, in black ink. “I started following the road East to see if I can get cellphone signal.” The note, along with rocks that spelled out “HELP,” were among items rescuers used to locate Amber VanHecke, 24, after five days in the Arizona wilderness. Her preparation and quick-thinking, trooper paramedic Edgar Bissonette said, were crucial to her survival. “She had food and water in […]

  • WWII veteran wins lottery on his 94th birthday

    Ervin Smolinski has a birthday tradition — he gets lottery tickets as presents. It started when he began buying his family tickets as birthday presents, and they started returning the favor. For his 94th birthday, the World War II vet’s goodwill effort turned into $300,000 of cold, hard cash. “Every month, I buy some instant tickets and send them as gifts to family members who have birthdays that month,” Smolinski said in a statement. “It’s turned in to a bit […]

  • London attack: Multiple arrests as police probe attacker’s links

    LONDON — Police investigating the deadliest terror attack in central London in 12 years have arrested eight people, FOX News reports, and searched six addresses, Britain’s most senior counterterror police officer said Thursday. Inquiries are continuing in London, Birmingham and other parts of the country, Mark Rowley said. Rowley revised the number of dead down by one to three. The victims were a police officer protecting Parliament, a woman in her mid-40s and a man in his mid-50s, Rowley said. The […]

  • London attack: Assailant shot dead after 3 killed near Parliament

    LONDON — Three people were killed and scores injured when an attacker plowed a car through crowds in central London before attempting to storm the Houses of Parliament in what police believe was an act of Islamist-inspired terrorism. Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism of London’s Metropolitan Police, Mark Rowley,  revised the number of dead down by one to three. The victims were a police officer protecting Parliament, a woman in her mid-40s and a man in his mid-50s, […]

  • London police officer, woman killed in attack at London Parliament, investigated as act of terrorism

    LONDON — At least two people have now been reported dead after an attacker rammed a car into crowds of people in what authorities were treating as a terror attack outside the UK parliament in London, police said. A police officer was one of those killed. One woman was pulled alive from the River Thames amid chaos in the area, but has reportedly died. The assailant also died. The Associated Press is reporting that they were told by British police […]

  • Boy with skin disorder befriends dog with same condition

    CANBY, Ore. – An 8-year-old Arkansas boy with a rare skin disorder met a dog in Oregon with the same condition and it’s something the boy and his mom say they will never forget. Carter Blanchard and Rowdy, a black Lab, are connected through the white spots caused by vitiligo, a disorder without a known cause that destroys pigment-producing cells. UPDATE ON ROWDY . Rowdy saw a neurologist in the ER today. They are not sure if it was a […]

  • Baby Dominique, born with 4 legs and 2 spines, survives risky surgery

    CHICAGO – It was late January when Nancy Swabb found herself wanting to help a family across the Atlantic Ocean, in Cote d’Ivoire — all because of a photo. A friend had shared a post on Facebook about the need for a host family for a 9-month-old girl for two months while she received medical care in Park Ridge, Illinois. The post came from Children’s Medical Missions West, a nonprofit that helps transport children around the world to receive free […]