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    Church members including pastor and dad indicted in teens’ beatings and death

    UTICA, N.Y. — A grand jury indicted eight members of the mysterious Word of Life Church on Tuesday for 13 counts ranging from murder to kidnapping for their alleged involvement in the death of a 19-year-old and the beating of his younger brother during a 14-hour “counseling session.” Seven of the defendants, including the teenagers’ father and the church’s pastor, were charged with second-degree murder counts. Previously, the most serious charge had been manslaughter. All eight were charged with manslaughter, kidnapping […]

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    Family says NFL running back, commentator Frank Gifford suffered from brain disease CTE

    The family of Frank Gifford says the revered television commentator and NFL running back suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive brain disease linked to the types of brain injuries and head trauma common in football. “While Frank passed away from natural causes this past August at the age of 84, our suspicions that he was suffering from the debilitating effects of head trauma were confirmed when a team of pathologists recently diagnosed his condition,” said a statement released Wednesday. […]

  • President Obama says the U.S. is stepping up pressure on Isis.

    President Obama addresses holiday security

    WASHINGTON — Ahead of the busy Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. government is “taking every possible step,” to keep the country safe and prevent acts of terror, President Barack Obama said Thursday, seeking to assure travelers and adding there is no known “specific and credible threat” to the U.S. “We are taking every possible step to keep our homeland safe,” Obama said following a meeting with his national security advisers.  

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    Adele kills it on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon

    (CNN) — It’s Adele’s world and we all just live in it. Fresh off of breaking chart records and already boasting the biggest-selling album of 2015 with “25,” the British singer positively crushed it Tuesday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” She performed her hit single “Hello” accompanied by Fallon and his house band, The Roots, on classroom instruments. She also played a game called “Box of Lies” with Fallon and performed another single, “Water Under the Bridge.” In […]

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    Police: 7 Afghan children killed after playing with rocket

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Violence ripped through Afghanistan’s capital on Tuesday in multiple ways — from a pressure-cooker bomb to a shooting to a rocket tip that exploded while children were playing with it. The latter incident was the deadliest, killing seven children between ages 10 and 14 and wounding two others, Kabul police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said. They had been playing with the head of the rocket, which had been left behind a long time ago — wrapping it […]

  • St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was hospitalized in critical but stable condition Wednesday after an incident the night before, the Rams said. The team did not say what happened to Bailey.

    Report: St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey shot in head

    (CNN) — St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was hospitalized after being shot twice in the head in the Miami area Tuesday, the National Football League said on its official website, citing an unnamed source who was informed of the incident. Bailey, 25, was in critical but stable condition Wednesday, his team said in an online statement. The Rams themselves did not say what happened to Bailey other than he was hospitalized after an unspecified incident, but said they […]

  • Police released a video Tuesday showing the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was killed by an officer in October 2014.

    Chicago police dashcam video released in fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald

    CHICAGO — Three seconds. On a dashcam video clock, that’s the amount of time between the moment when two officers have their guns drawn and the point when Laquan McDonald falls to the ground. The video, released to the public for the first time late Tuesday, is a key piece of evidence in a case that’s sparked protests in Chicago and has landed an officer behind bars. The 17-year-old McDonald was shot 16 times on that day the video shows […]

  • E. coli infections linked to Costco chicken salad.

    E. coli infections linked to Costco chicken salad

    (CNN) — Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to chicken salad sold at Costco. Cases have turned up in four Western states: Colorado, Montana, Utah and Washington. Four cases of E. coli were confirmed in Colorado, where one person was hospitalized. All four persons have recovered, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Another case in Washington was not as serious. The person from King County was not hospitalized, […]

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    Chicago police officer accused of shooting teen 16 times charged with murder

    CHICAGO (CNN) — The Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald has been charged with first-degree murder, a major turn that comes as many in the city braced for potential unrest. The Cook County State’s Attorney announced Tuesday that the Chicago officer, Jason Van Dyke, turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday morning. He is scheduled to appear in court around noon (1 p.m. ET) for a bond hearing. Until Tuesday, Van Dyke still worked for the […]

  • President Obama addresses the country following a meeting with French President François Hollande.

    Obama, Hollande meet under cloud of ISIS attacks

    WASHINGTON — Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter plane shouldn’t lead to further wartime escalation in the region, President Barack Obama insisted at a press conference Tuesday. But he maintained Turkey had a right to defend its airspace and charged that Russian air activity near the Turkey-Syria border has been an “ongoing problem.” Turkey said Tuesday it shot down the Russian plane with a missile strike after repeated warnings to the plane that it had flown over its territory. Saying […]

  • The suspect in the murder of NYPD officer, Randolph Holder, is Tyrone Howard, according to William Aubrey, Chief of Manhattan Detectives for the New York Police Department.

    Man who allegedly shot NYPD officer charged with murder

    (CNN) — The 31-year-old man who allegedly fatally shot a New York City police officer in the head during a chase has been indicted on murder charges, Manhattan’s district attorney announced Tuesday. The indictment lays out a multiple charges against Tyrone Howard, including aggravated murder, first-degree murder, second-degree murder and first-degree robbery. “The defendant in this case … is charged with willfully and maliciously murdering one of New York’s finest,” New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a […]

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    How to view Google’s awesome Star Wars Easter egg

    NEW YORK — Google “a long time ago in a galaxy far far away,” and you’ll see one of the better jokes that Google has hidden in its search code. Instead of the usual Google list of blue-fonted links against a sterile white background, the search term from the famous opening movie line summons a “Star Wars” style opening crawl, with the yellow-fonted links receding into space. The Easter egg is mimicking the opening credits of the seminal 1977 film […]