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  • Epileptic HS football player ineligible for college play because of cannabis oil use

    WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — A high school football player who takes cannabis oil to prevent his seizures has been ruled ineligible to play in college, a decision that has sparked outrage from advocates, lawmakers and sports fans. A former Big Ten Coach of the Year sharply criticized the decision, saying “it’s not fair to the kid” and urging the NCAA to reconsider. C.J. Harris, a standout strong safety, helped lead Warner Robins High School to the Georgia state championship game […]

  • Subtropical storm Alberto eyes Gulf of Mexico coast for Memorial Day weekend

    MIAMI — Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and this year, it looks like it might also bring an early start to the 2018 hurricane season. Although hurricane season doesn’t begin until June 1, a tropical system off the Yucatan Peninsula has become Subtropical Storm Alberto as of 11 a.m. Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Click here to track the storm. For holiday beach-goers flocking to the US Gulf Coast looking for their first taste of summer […]

  • 91-year-old WWII veteran graduates high school more than 70 years later

    DURANT, Okla. — Talma Sadler wanted to graduate high school with his classmates back in the 1940s, but he had something more important to do: help the United States win World War II. High school graduation is a day students dream of as they grow up, but this graduate has been waiting longer than most. In fact, the 91-year-old WWII veteran’s been dreaming about this day for the past 73 years. “It’s a big thrill to get that diploma,” Sadler said. Staff […]

  • Man hit by lava bomb while protecting homes near erupting Hawaiian volcano

    HONOLULU — A Hawaiian man credits a close friend with saving his home from chunks of molten lava, even at the expense of his own health. A couple of weeks ago, Steve Hill’s family packed up their furniture and valuables and left their property on Hawaii’s Big Island for the mainland. On their deck, the Hill family left a single shot of gin for Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes — convinced the lava erupting from fissures in the area […]

  • Suspect in custody after shots reported fired at a middle school in Indiana, 3 injured

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — A student was taken into custody Friday after a shooting at a Noblesville, Indiana, middle school left three people injured, officials said. Noblesville police Chief Kevin Jowitt told reporters that a teacher and a student were taken to hospitals with injuries from the shooting at Noblesville Middle School. But hospital officials said at least three people, including one adult, were being treated. One student had an ankle fracture. Jowitt said the shooting was reported shortly after 9 […]

  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million vehicles that could get stuck in cruise control

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles over an issue that could prevent drivers from turning off cruise control. Only one incident related to the malfunction has been reported to Fiat Chrysler, and there are no reported injuries. The issue can be triggered when the car accelerates while operating under cruise control, which it might do in order to maintain its speed while climbing a hill, the company said. This could potentially cause a short circuit. […]

  • Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police in rape investigation

    LOS ANGELES — Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to New York police Friday morning, months after dozens of women publicly accused him of sexual misconduct. He will face charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN. Manhattan prosecutors will charge Weinstein with first- and third-degree rape in one case and a first-degree sex act in a second case, the source said. Weinstein’s New York-based attorney, […]

  • Harvey Weinstein expected to turn himself in to NYPD to face sex charges

    NEW YORK — Law enforcement officials say Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday morning to face criminal charges in a months-long investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women. The two officials said the criminal case involves allegations by Lucia Evans, a former actress who was among the first women to speak out about Weinstein. The case would be the first criminal charge against the film producer since scores of women began coming forward to accuse him […]

  • Blue flames join the lava light show on Hawaii during Kilauea eruption

    People around the world have been transfixed by images of red and orange lava fountains oozing out of volcanic vents on Hawaii’s Big Island. Now a new color has joined the mix: the blue flames of burning methane gas. A photo shared by the United States Geological Survey shows striking blue flames peeking through the cracks in a street. Lava from the Kilauea volcano has been burning through plants and shrubs, producing methane. The gas “can seep into subsurface voids […]

  • Women accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior, harassment

    LOS ANGELES — A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on “Going In Style,” a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. But the job quickly devolved into several months of harassment, she told CNN. She alleges that Freeman subjected her to unwanted touching and comments about her figure and clothing on a near-daily basis. Freeman would rest his hand on […]

  • GOP senator on Trump, state of politics: ‘We may have hit bottom’

    Republican Sen Jeff Flake on President Trump and the current state of politics: "We may have hit bottom" — CNN (@CNN) May 23, 2018 GOP Sen. Jeff Flake gave some of his harshest criticism of President Donald Trump to date in a commencement speech Wednesday to Harvard Law students, where he shared his concerns for the integrity of politics in the United States. The Arizona senator, who has announced he will not be seeking re-election in 2018, has […]

  • Family finds $600,000 vase in attic shoebox

    A French family made the discovery everyone who cleans out their attic secretly hopes for: a priceless work of art overlooked for decades. After finding an intricately decorated porcelain vase in an old shoebox, the owners took it to Sotheby’s Paris to be appraised, whereupon the auction house told them it dated from the Qing dynasty, and could be worth upwards of $600,000. According to Sotheby’s, the vase was left to the grandparents of its present owners by an uncle, […]