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    Joan Rivers’ daughter: ‘Fingers crossed’ on comedian’s recovery

    (CNN) — The latest statement from Joan Rivers’ daughter gave no new information about the comedian’s condition three days after she was rushed to a New York hospital. “Thank you for your continued love and support,” Melissa Rivers said Sunday. “We are keeping our fingers crossed.” Rivers, 81, stopped breathing during throat surgery at a Manhattan medical clinic Thursday morning, according to the New York Fire Department. She apparently suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest during a procedure. She was listed in […]

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    Jennifer Lawrence’s rep: Stolen nude photos are ‘flagrant violation of privacy’

    (CNN) — A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence slammed the appearance of nude photographs of the Oscar-winning actress online Sunday as a “flagrant violation of privacy.” “The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence,” the publicist said in a written statement. Posts on 4chan, Reddit, Twitter and Tumblr claim to include nude photographs of Lawrence, who won an Academy Award last year for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook.” Twitter posts on […]

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    23-year-old murder case solved with help of LEGO bricks

    HOLLADAY, Utah (KSL) — Jerry Johnson remembers heading home from Cedar City more than 23 years ago on Feb. 1, 1991, when he heard his mother’s address announced on the radio. The signal was fuzzy, so he did not hear what happened at that Holladay address. He said he then heard a voice saying, “She’s with me.” The voice told him his mother was all right. “I just had a very peaceful feeling come over me,” he recalled Thursday. “That […]

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    Widower’s beloved photos of wife returned

    (CNN) — Dave Lacey stood motionless in his living room, his eyes tracing the glass from his shattered porch door to the empty shelf that once held his XBox. In the home invasion, the burglars focused on the high priced items in his house — electronics and jewelry. But Dave barely paused as he cataloged them for the police. The one item he stressed in his police report was his wife’s Canon camera. “It just didn’t seem fair,” he recalls, […]

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    What’s new on Netflix and Amazon for September

    (CNN) — Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are adding titles to their streaming options in September. From children’s programming to new episodes of beloved series, it’s all here for your viewing pleasure with this month’s schedule of releases: Here’ s what to look for on Netflix: September 1: “A Simple Plan” “Californication” Seasons 1-7: “Chasing UFOs” Season 1 “Cool Runnings” “Crocodile Dundee” “Detention” “Doomsday Preppers” Seasons 1-3 “Flubber” “Girl Rising” “Girlfight” “Good Morning, Vietnam” “Guess Who” “Hinterland” Season 1 “Hoodwinked” “Jay […]

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    Atlanta police officer accused of killing woman he met on Craigslist

    HAPEVILLE, Ga. (WGCL) — Police have arrested an Atlanta police officer accused of shooting a woman and burning her body in Hapeville. The Hapeville Police Department issued arrest warrants for Tahreem Zeus Rana on the charges of murder, arson and kidnapping. He was arrested around 9 a.m. Thursday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport attempting to get on a flight to Mexico. On Aug. 22, a Hapeville city employee found the body of a woman on fire at the end of […]

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    Joan Rivers’ ‘resting comfortably’ in hospital, daughter says

    NEW YORK CITY — Comedian Joan Rivers is “resting comfortably” in a New York hospital after apparently suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during a procedure at a medical clinic Thursday. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, issued a statement Thursday night after arriving at the hospital following a flight from Los Angeles. “I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep […]

  • NFL toughens domestic violence policy with six-game bans for first offense

    (CNN) — In the wake of criticism over a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the NFL has established a six-game unpaid ban for personnel who violate the league’s policy on domestic violence, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday. READ: Roger Goodell Letter to NFL Owners A second incident would be punished by a lifetime ban from the league, Goodell said in a letter and memo to the owners of the league’s 32 teams. Without referring to Rice […]

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    Why ab workouts are a waste of time

    (CNN) — You’ve been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads advertised online or on TV have worked, so you figure it’s time to sign up for that 30-minute abs class at the gym. Heck, what could be better for getting washboard abs than doing 9 million crunches, reverse crunches, twisting crunches, crunches with someone holding your feet, crunches with someone sitting on your chest, crunches with a […]

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    Police: Body found in Israeli forest is missing American hiker

    (CNN) — A body found in a Jerusalem-area forest is that of missing American Aaron Sofer, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday. Forensics investigators were working to determine the cause of death, Rosenfeld said. Sofer, 23, was reported missing Friday by a friend who was hiking with him. The young man was a Yeshiva student, studying in Israel. Meir Lichtenstein, a Lakewood, New Jersey, committeeman who is a friend of Sofer’s family, told reporters that though the investigation was […]

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    5 questions for my son’s abductor

    Patty Wetterling is a tireless advocate for families of missing children, including her son Jacob Wetterling, who was abducted in 1989 when he was 11. (CNN) — October 22 will mark 25 years since my son Jacob was taken from his family as he rode his bike home with his brother and a friend on a rural Minnesota road. Jacob was a fun, active, athletic, kind, 11-year-old boy who loved peanut butter and football. He was most known for his […]

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    Comedian Joan Rivers stops breathing during surgery

    NEW YORK CITY — Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after she stopped breathing, a source confirmed to CNN. A law enforcement official told CNN the comedienne stopped breathing during throat surgery. Rivers, 81, was then rushed in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. In 2013, Rivers allowed cameras to record a health scare for her and her daughter’s reality show, “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?” Rivers said on the show that […]