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  • Sessions fires former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe

    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe late Friday, less than two days shy of his retirement, ending the career of an official who had risen to serve as second-in-command at the bureau. McCabe had more recently been regularly taunted by President Donald Trump and besieged by accusations that he had misled internal investigators at the Justice Department. McCabe had been expected to retire this Sunday, on his 50th birthday, when he would have […]

  • United Airlines flight diverted after third pet incident in a week

    NEW YORK — Already under scrutiny about a dog dying in an overhead bin and another dog being accidentally sent to Japan, United Airlines on Friday acknowledged its third animal-related mistake in a week. A flight was diverted to Akron, Ohio, on Thursday after the airline realized a pet had been loaded onto the flight in error, airline spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin told CNN. Flight 3996 was carrying 33 passengers from Newark, New Jersey, to St. Louis, but the pet was […]

  • Surveillance video shows resource officer’s response during Florida school shooting

    PARKLAND, Fla. — A video from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on the afternoon of the Valentine’s Day massacre shows former school resource officer Scot Peterson responding to the shots fired, but it doesn’t provide much in the way of detail. Media organizations, including CNN, sued the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to obtain surveillance footage at the Parkland, Florida, high school where 17 people were shot and killed by a former student in hopes of providing answers about the police […]

  • Astronaut’s gene expression no longer matches identical twin’s after time in space, NASA finds

    Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression. Preliminary results from NASA’s Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly’s genetic expression — how his genes function within cells — did not return to baseline after his return to Earth two years ago. The study looks at what happened to Kelly before, during and after he spent one year aboard the International Space Station through an extensive comparison with his identical twin, Mark, who remained on […]

  • Officials seize turtle from science teacher who fed the reptile a puppy

    PRESTON, Idaho — Preston Authorities have seized a snapping turtle from an Idaho junior high school science teacher who is currently under investigation for feeding a small puppy to the reptile. The Idaho Department of Agriculture requested that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game remove the turtle from Robert Crosland’s possession. “The Department of Agriculture sent an official request to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game asking us to seize the snapping turtle under the Department of Agriculture’s […]

  • Millennials replacing engagement rings with diamonds embedded in their fingers

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – There’s a new trend in engagement rings. Instead of a diamond ring around your finger, a diamond is embedded IN your finger, WCBS reports. “We notice lately a lot of people coming looking for that,” Sam Abbas, who owns NYC Ink Studio in the West Village, said. Apparently, some millennials are ditching the usual engagement ring and instead piercing their ring fingers. “I think it looks nice, but if you really think what it’s doing […]

  • Rescue shifts to recovery in Florida bridge collapse that killed 6

    MIAMI — A recovery effort was underway early Friday morning in Miami after a pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a road near Florida International University, crushing cars and killing at least six people. After searching through the night for survivors, emergency crews shifted their focus from the initial rescue mission, officials said during a pre-dawn news conference. Their work included the “very slow process” of digging through rubble to preserve evidence and ensure public safety around the unstable bridge remnants, Miami-Dade […]

  • 7 US service members killed in Iraq helicopter crash

    IRAQ — Seven US service members were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in western Iraq, a US military official said. There were no survivors in the crash, the official said, adding that the crew of a second helicopter flying alongside did not report seeing signs of hostile fire when the helicopter went down. Multiple US defense officials told CNN the aircraft was a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, a Black Hawk variant. They said the helicopter was not on a […]

  • Trump ready to replace McMaster as national security adviser, sources say

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is ready to replace his national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, two sources told CNN Thursday. Any delay in the move is because McMaster is trying to nail down his next steps, one of the sources said. Multiple sources familiar with the matter had told CNN that McMaster’s departure was likely. The shakeups come as Trump signaled on Tuesday he’s prepared to dismiss aides with whom he’s clashed as he works to surround himself […]

  • Donald Trump Jr. and wife announce they’re divorcing

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa Trump are separating, they announced in a joint statement Thursday. “After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways,” the statement said. “We will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families. We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for your privacy during this time.” The New York Post’s Page Six and the New York Daily News reported […]

  • 4 dead, 9 people taken to hospitals after new pedestrian bridge collapses in Miami

    MIAMI — Four people were killed and nine others were taken to nearby hospitals Thursday after a pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway, authorities said. Search-and-rescue crews drilled holes into the debris and used dogs to look for survivors. They had to work carefully because part of the structure was still unsafe. The 950-ton bridge had been assembled by the side of the highway and moved into place Saturday to great fanfare. The span stretched […]

  • Woman spends $19K on kidney transplant for beloved 17-year-old cat

    BALTIMORE, M.D. – What would you do with $19,000? Buy a car or a new house? Pay off overdue bills? A University of Baltimore professor used the money to save the life of her senior cat, and she says every penny was worth it. If cats come with nine lives, Stanley is now living off of nine more. “He’s seen me through the worst moments of my life,” Stanley’s owner, Betsy Boyd, said. “He’s an old cat. He doesn’t run […]