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  • Burglar calls cops when he can’t get out of escape room

    Generally, you’re supposed to break out of an escape room, not into one. But in Vancouver, Washington, a man had to call the police for help after he broke into NW Escape Experience — and couldn’t get out. “Once we got down there [to the business] and realized the damage was minimal, we just thought it was hilarious,” owner Rob Bertrand told CNN Tuesday. Escape rooms have gained popularity in recent years. Groups work together under a time limit, finding clues and solving puzzles, to get […]

  • Massachusetts police officer, bystander fatally shot near Boston

    A policeman near Boston was fatally shot with his own service weapon Sunday morning by a man who used the same gun to kill a female bystander in her home, authorities said. Weymouth Officer Michael Chesna, 42, responded to an “erratic driver” call about 7:30 a.m., police said. He found a car crashed and a man vandalizing a home. Chesna drew his weapon and told the man to stop, according to Norfolk County Assistant District Attorney Greg Connor. But instead, […]

  • France wins second World Cup championship with 4-2 victory over Croatia

    MOSCOW — There was to be no final, dramatic twist in a World Cup which has been full of joyous surprises and jaw-dropping late drama. Twenty years after France won the first World Cup in its country’s history, a youthful Les Bleus side beat Croatia 4-2 in Moscow to win football’s most prestigious prize for the second time. This was the highest-scoring final since 1966 and an entertaining climax a wonderful tournament deserved. In 90 high-octane minutes there was a […]

  • Aunt threatens to sue nephew over lottery jackpot: “He’s dead to me.”

    MAGAREE, Nova Scotia — One moment, Barb Reddick and her nephew were posing with a giant check for winning $1.2 million (CAN) in a lottery drawing.  A few moments later, Reddick was threatening to sue her nephew. “I’m taking him to court. I’m getting my lawyer tomorrow,” Reddick shouted following the press conference. For the “Chase the Ace” drawing, Reddick says she sent her nephew, Tyrone MacInnis, $100 to buy the tickets – and – told him to put his […]

  • Woman survives 7 days after SUV plunges off cliff in Big Sur

    An Oregon woman who disappeared a week ago was found alive at the bottom of an oceanside cliff in Big Sur, California, where she survived in the wreckage of her SUV by using her radiator hose to siphon water from a nearby creek, authorities said Saturday. Angela Hernandez, 22, of Portland, injured her shoulder but was able to walk and talk, said John Thornburg, public information officer for the sheriff’s office in Monterey County, California. Photos posted on Facebook showed […]

  • Crews prepare for cave rescues at Hannibal’s Mark Twain Cave

    HANNIBAL, Mo. – Rescue teams in Missouri say they’re prepared if they’re called upon to perform a cave rescue similar to the recent one involving a Thai soccer team. “There are 260 passageways inside of the cave so it’s very easy to get lost,” a tour guide at Hannibal’s Mark Twain cave recently told WGEM. “I saw so many different exits and entrances, and it was crazy,” said Dan Piddington, a visitor from Springfield, Mo.  Piddington’s family has explored multiple […]

  • Living Missouri woman declared legally dead twice in one year

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Debra Rose says she’s had to fight twice to be declared legally alive.  After her sister passed away, Debra Rose says she was pronounced dead instead. “It hurts. It really, truly does,” Rose said to Springfield’s KOLR-10. “Paying my bills, it made me depressed; I even went to the point that I wanted to kill myself.” Rose says when she was legally pronounced dead, she wasn’t able to access her bank account.  Rose says she wasn’t able […]

  • Paul Ryan says family of woodchucks ate his car in Wisconsin

    WASHINGTON — Don’t underestimate the damage a few hungry rodents can inflict, even on something as inedible as an SUV. During an event hosted by The Economic Club in Washington DC, Speaker Paul Ryan said his Chevy Suburban was gnawed on by a family of woodchucks “My car was eaten by animals. And it’s just dead,” Ryan said. As a top congressional official with a security detail and a chauffeur, Ryan says he hasn’t driven in three years. So while […]

  • Domestic abuse survivor fights her past in the ring

    SEATTLE — Casey Lynn takes a deep breath, pulls her boxing gloves to her mouth and uses her teeth to make one final adjustment before stepping into the ring. This is the quiet before the storm. Lynn, a self-proclaimed “overthinker,” says that when she approaches the boxing ring, everything in her mind falls away. “There’s a moment of peace and clarity, like this is where I need to be.” The fight bell rings. The time for peace is over. Now, […]

  • Papa John’s starts pulling founder’s image from marketing after he uses racial slur

    NEW YORK — The face of Papa John’s is being sliced out of its ads. The pizza chain is removing John Schnatter’s face from its marketing materials, two days after he admitted to using the N-word during a company conference call. The Associated Press first reported the news and a Papa John’s spokesperson confirmed it to CNNMoney. Top executives decided to remove Schnatter but details are still being worked out. The source told the AP they were “not aware” of […]

  • Fab Five coming to Kansas City to film third season of Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Fab Five of Netflix’s hit show “Queer Eye” will soon be taking over Kansas City. Yes, that’s right. Netflix announced Friday it has renewed the reality makeover show for a third season that will be filmed right here in KC. For the show’s first two seasons, they traveled throughout Georgia, but now they’re taking on the Midwest. Production is set to begin July 16. Mayor Sly James shared the show’s Facebook post announcing the big […]

  • Mom of Waffle House shooting survivor gets wedding dress for waitress who saved her son

    When Vickie Davis learned a Waffle House waitress saved her son’s life, she went on a mission to track her down and pay it forward. Her son was inside the Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, where four people were killed in a shooting in April. Davis’ son credits his survival to a young waitress who asked him to switch seats so he wouldn’t get wet as she washed dishes. Because of the waitress, Davis’ son was further from the gunman when he walked […]