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  • MERS

    MERS may be airborne, scientists say

    (CNN) — The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, better known as MERS, may be an airborne virus, according to an observation paper published Tuesday in the journal mBio. There have been 836 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS infection since its first appearance in 2012, according to the latest numbers provided by the World Health Organization. At least 288 related deaths have officially been reported to the WHO. Scientists are still trying to figure out how the deadly virus is transmitted. Researchers […]

  • Abigail Hernandez

    New Hampshire teen missing 9 months found

    (CNN) — A New Hampshire teen who disappeared nine months ago is back home, the state attorney general’s office said Monday. Neither the teen’s family nor authorities offered any information about where she was during those months. The disappearance of 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez, who vanished on October 9 as she headed home from her high school in the town of Conway, according to the FBI, triggered nationwide media coverage and concerns by authorities then that she might have been abducted. […]

  • Agnes McKee, 105 circled her right arm several times and threw out the first pitch at the Padres game.

    Agnes McKee throws first pitch at Padres game as part of 105th birthday celebration

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KSWB) — Agnes McKee, 105 circled her right arm several times and threw out the first pitch at the San Diego Padres game Sunday. “I am relieved it is over. Now I can go relax,” she said as she left the field. The pitch was part of McKee’s birthday celebration. She wore a jersey with her age on the back. “That is something to be proud of,” she said laughing. McKee spent the week tossing baseballs around instead […]

  • Airplane

    TSA passenger security fee rises

    (CNN) — The costs of your airline travel will rise a little today, thanks to the federal government. Airline passenger security fees charged by the Transportation Security Administration are increasing because of the congressional budget deal passed in December. The fee has traditionally been collected to fund the TSA’s airport security measures, but not this time. Most of the new revenue will go to pay down the federal deficit. Until Monday, a passenger was charged $2.50 for each leg of […]

  • 3 days

    World’s 2nd-richest man suggests 3-day work week

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is suggesting that workers shift to a three-day work week. The catch: He would require 11-hour work days and workers to stay on the job until age 70 or 75. The Financial Times reported that in a speech at a conference in Paraguay, Slim advocated a radical change in the typical five-day work week. “People are going to have to work for more years, until they are 70 or 75, and just […]

  • Chokehold victim's family and friends protest

    New York man dies after chokehold by police

    (CNN) — Confronted by police trying to arrest him for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes, Eric Garner raised both hands in the air and, with passive defiance, told the officers not to touch him. Seconds later, a video shows the officer behind him grab the 350-pound man in a chokehold and pull him to the sidewalk, rolling him onto his stomach. “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Garner said repeatedly, his cries muffled into the pavement. The video of the Thursday […]

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    Widow awarded $23.6 billion in lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

    (CNN) — A Florida jury awarded a widow $23.6 billion in punitive damages in her lawsuit against tobacco giant , her lawyer said. Cynthia Robinson claimed that smoking killed her husband, Michael Johnson, in 1996. She argued R.J. Reynolds was negligent in not informing him that nicotine is addictive and smoking can cause lung cancer. Johnson started smoking when he was 13 and died of lung cancer when he was 36. The jury award Friday evening is “courageous,” said Robinson’s […]

  • Chokehold

    New York man dies after being put in a chokehold by police

    (CNN) — Confronted by police trying to arrest him for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes, Eric Garner raised both hands in the air and, with passive defiance, told the officers not to touch him. Seconds later, a video shows the officer behind him grab the 350-pound man in a chokehold and pull him to the sidewalk, rolling him onto his stomach. “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Garner said repeatedly, his cries muffled into the pavement. The video of the Thursday […]

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    Legendary Actor James Garner dead at 86

    James Garner, the understated, wisecracking everyman actor who enjoyed multi-generational success on both the small and big screen, has died. He was 86. Police, who were called to his residence Saturday night in Los Angeles, say he died of natural causes. Garner starred in hit TV series almost 20 years apart — “Maverick” in the late 1950s and “The Rockford Files” in the 1970s. He also had a notable film career, starring in such classics as “Sayonara” (1957), “The Great […]

  • ThisHouse

    Welfare authorities say starved child looked like a human skeleton

    (CNN) — A seven-year-old Pennsylvania boy beaten for sneaking food was nearly starved and weighed only 25 pounds when he arrived at a hospital, authorities said. The boy sometimes ate insects he caught on his porch. The boy’s mother, Mary Rader, 28, and his grandparents, Dennis and Deana Beighley, turned themselves in at the Mercer County District Attorney’s office Wednesday and were charged with aggravated assault, unlawful restraint of a minor, false imprisonment, endangering the welfare of a child and […]

  • More than 200 bodies have been recovered from MH17 crash site according to government official

    GRABOVE, Ukraine (CNN) — Twenty-seven more bodies have been found at the MH17 crash site in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, Vice Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said Sunday. That brings to 233 the total number of bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet, which was shot down on Thursday. Pro-Russia separatists are keeping the remains of 192 of those MH17 victims in refrigerated cars on a train, Groysman said, adding that talks are ongoing for their release. The train […]

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    Father beats 11-year-old son’s accused rapist

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WKMG) — Daytona Beach police have arrested a man who they say was caught sexually battering a child under 12 years old by the victim’s father. According to police, Raymond Frolander, 18, is a family member of the victim, and was left in a position of custodial authority by the child’s parents. Officers responded to a call regarding the sexual battery of a juvenile just after 1 p.m. Friday. When law enforcement arrived, they spoke with the […]