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  • One dead, several others hurt in Southern California high school shooting; suspect in hospital

    Watch live: Authorities say one person was killed and at least five others were hurt in a shooting at Saugus High School in the Southern California city of Santa Clarita on Thursday. Police found the suspect and say he’s in the hospital. Update regarding the shooting at #SaugusHigh, suspect is in custody and being treated at a local hospital. — Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) November 14, 2019 Deputies say the suspect was described as an Asian male in black clothing. The […]

  • Cows swept away by floodwaters during Hurricane Dorian found alive on an island four miles away

    Three cows separated from their herd and swept away by Hurricane Dorian have been found miles from home in a national seashore park, a spokesman said. Dorian brought fierce winds, destructive tornadoes and heavy rain to North Carolina in September when it made landfall in the Outer Banks in North Carolina. During the storm, wild horses and cows were carried away by floodwaters from Cedar Island. Dozens of horses were swept to their deaths. The cows were missing until they were discovered around four […]

  • Jimmy Carter ‘up and walking’ after hospitalization, pastor says

    PLAINS, Ga. — Former President Jimmy Carter is “up and walking” after undergoing an operation Tuesday to relieve pressure on his brain, a family pastor said on Wednesday. The Rev. Tony Lowden, pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church, Carter’s church in Plains, Georgia, told CNN in a phone interview that he had called Carter’s staff to inquire about his health and asked if he was able to visit the former president. He said they agreed to let him meet with Carter, who is hospitalized […]

  • Motorola is bringing back the Razr

    CHICAGO — It’s a flip phone in an age when no one makes calls anymore. The camera isn’t great. The battery life stinks. The screen is plastic. The processor is slow. It’s superdupercrazy expensive (think an iPhone 11, then double that). But … some will still want the new Motorola Razr. Motorola has brought back the Razr, the legendary flip phone from 2004 that became the bestselling phone of all time (before the iPhone stole that title several years later). The old […]

  • On World Kindness Day, newborns at a Pittsburgh hospital dressed up as Mister Rogers

    PITTSBURGH — You know its a beautiful day in the neighborhood when you’re surrounded by cute, snuggly babies. Babies in cardigans, to be exact. In celebration of World Kindness Day, West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh dressed up their newborns in cardigans and ties. “In Pittsburgh, we are also celebrating Cardigan Day, in honor of Pittsburgher Fred Rogers, who modeled kindness and compassion to children,” Stephanie Waite, a spokesperson for the Allegheny Health Network, told CNN. The adorable costumes were inspired […]

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    Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ collected millions of Americans’ health data, now center of federal inquiry

    The data collection is being done through a new partnership between Google and Ascension, one of the country's largest nonprofit and Catholic health systems.

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    Worst floods for 50 years bring Venice to ‘its knees’

    VENICE, Italy — The worst flooding to hit Venice in more than 50 years has brought the historic city to its knees, its mayor said on Wednesday. “Venice is on its knees,” Mayor Luigi Brugnaro tweeted. “St. Mark’s Basilica has sustained serious damage, like the entire city and its islands.” The crypt of St. Mark’s Basilica was inundated for just the sixth time in 1,200 years. Local authorities in the Italian lagoon city called for a state of emergency to be […]

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    This state is considering banning teens from using tanning beds

    A ban is likely to draw some pushback from those who advocate for parental choice. An industry group representing tanning salons also said it would challenge any bill.

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    Arctic blast linked to 5 deaths, breaks 108-year-old record

    More than 215 million people are grappling with bone-chilling weather Wednesday as an Arctic blast grips the eastern two-thirds of the US.

  • Cat was put in ‘solitary confinement’ for freeing other cats from a shelter

    Quilty the cat, welcome to the resistance. This wily 6-year-old rescue cat has become the newest darling of the internet thanks to his mutinous attempts to free himself and the rest of his cat brethren from the cushy confines of the Friends for Life Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas. A set of very angry photos of Quilty serving time for his crimes have caught fire online, an important reminder that cats are lawless creatures who can and will betray us […]

  • Treasure hunters salvaged liquor from a 102-year-old WWI shipwreck, but haven’t tasted a drop

    A group of underwater treasure hunters has salvaged hundreds of bottles of rare cognac and liqueur from a ship that was sunk by a German U-boat during World War I. Divers and unmanned underwater vehicles from Ocean X Team and iXplorer worked around the clock for a week last month to haul up case after case of booze from the Swedish steamer SS Kyros, which has been sitting in about 250 feet of water (77 meters) in the Baltic Sea. […]

  • Two people just got the plague in China — yes, the Black Death plague

    Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It’s the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region — in May, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney of a marmot, a local folk health remedy. The two recent patients, from the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia, were diagnosed with pneumonic plague by doctors in the Chinese […]

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