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  • ‘El Chapo’ was sentenced to life in prison and says there was no justice

    Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years and was ordered to pay $12.6 billion in forfeiture on Wednesday in what is likely the last time he’s seen in public before he goes to Colorado’s Supermax prison. Guzman also spoke in court and said that “there was no justice here.” Guzman, 62, was convicted in February of all 10 counts he faced, including engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, which carries a mandatory term of life in […]

  • A man went to the optometrist with something stuck in his eye. The doctor pulled out a tick.

    Kentucky electrical worker Chris Prater douses himself in insect repellent every day to beat the bugs he encounters on the job. But all his spraying couldn’t spare him from a pernicious tick that found in the one spot he couldn’t swat — his eyeball. “You can’t spray your eyes,” he told CNN affiliate WYMT. The teeny parasite fought its way into Prater’s eye some time during a July tree-cutting job in Johnson County, he explained. Prater didn’t originally think anything of the irritation before the […]

  • Video appears to show how ICE agents try to detain people

    NEW YORK CITY — Cell phone video obtained by WPIX shows what activists say is the moment Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents knocked on the door of a Brooklyn man early Tuesday. During the exchange, the man refuses to open his door. “That’s next door you’re talking about,” he can be heard saying “Maybe you can tell me a little bit about next door,” an apparent agent replies. “Who lives next door?” “I’m not going to say no more,” the […]

  • Trump said ‘many people agree’ with his racist tweets. These white supremacists certainly do.

    President Donald Trump’s racist comments about Democratic congresswomen have won him renewed support from white supremacists who had been losing faith that he was the hero they wanted to create a prospering White America. Trump told the four women of color that they should “go back” to the “crime infested places” they came from, even though three of the four were born in the US and the fourth is a naturalized citizen. “Man, President Trump’s Twitter account has been pure fire lately. […]

  • Alligator living in Chicago park lagoon captured

    CHICAGO — The search for an elusive alligator that was spotted in Chicago’s Humboldt Park Lagoon is over. The reptile was captured overnight less than 24 hours after the city hired a new expert from Florida to find it. Frank Robb was brought in after several attempts to capture it failed. Chicago Animal Care and Control also closed off a section of the park to keep people away. They feared all the spectators were keeping the gator in hiding. It […]

  • Children in states with strict gun laws are less likely to die, according to a new study

    Strict firearm legislation could be the answer to a disturbing increase in gun deaths among young people, according to a new study. In a paper published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found that firearm-related deaths among young people are 35% lower in states where mandatory background checks have been required for at least five years. It’s evidence that measures like universal background checks for firearm and ammunition purchases and identification requirements can significantly reduce the pediatric mortality rate, researchers said. More […]

  • US lawmakers set to grill Facebook executive in charge of Libra

    The first of two Congressional hearings this week on Libra will kick off Tuesday. Facebook executive David Marcus will testify before the Senate banking committee at 10 am ET. Libra, the cryptocurrency developed by Facebook, prompted a swift and critical response from many lawmakers after Facebook unveiled it last month. Members of the Senate now want to understand more about Libra and its implications both for consumers and global financial systems. They will probably focus closely on data privacy concerns, an issue top of mind for […]

  • Oklahoma woman credits family dog with saving her from house fire

    KONAWA, Okla. – Amy Sanderson is thankful to be alive after she lost everything in a house fire. It happened Wednesday evening – and her two-year-old dog, Bandit, saved her life. Sanderson says she was in her bedroom when the fire started, and she didn’t realize what was going on until Bandit let her know it was time to get out of the house. “My dog kept whining. He kept on and he wouldn’t stop, and he kept pawing at […]

  • Pernell Whitaker, Men's boxing medal ceremony, Memorial Sports Arena, at the 1984 Summer Olympics. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

    Boxing legend Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker dies after being hit by vehicle in Virginia Beach

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Norfolk native and boxing legend Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, 55, died Sunday evening after being hit by a vehicle in Virginia Beach. A family member confirmed to WTKR that the Olympic gold medal winner and four-weight world champion was killed in the 10 p.m., crash. Police said the driver of the vehicle that allegedly struck Whitaker stayed at the scene and is cooperating with officers. Whittaker graduated from Booker T. Washington high school before excelling globally […]

  • ICE begins raids to round up undocumented immigrants

    Immigration authorities have begun conducting raids, a senior administration official said Sunday, in an operation expected to target about 2,000 undocumented immigrants ordered by courts to be removed from the country. The raids, which will focus on recent arrivals to the country, are slated for Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco, a senior immigration official said. New Orleans is also on the list, but the city tweeted last week that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it […]

  • Trump tweets racist attacks at progressive Democratic congresswomen

    President Donald Trump used racist language on Sunday to attack progressive Democratic congresswomen, falsely implying they weren’t natural-born American citizens. Trump did not name who he was attacking in Sunday’s tirade but earlier this week he referenced New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when the President was defending House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. A group of Democrats, who are women of color and have been outspoken about Trump’s immigration policies, last week condemned the conditions of border detention facilities. The group of women […]

  • Investigators looking for man accused of burying puppy in sand, leaving it to die in Hawaii

    ***Warning: The images and details in this story may be upsetting to some readers*** HONOLULU, Hi. – Police are looking for the man responsible for burying a puppy in the sand and leaving it to die. According to Crimestoppers Honolulu, someone called in anonymous tip saying they saw the suspect burying the puppy. Team members from PAWS of Hawaii then rushed over to the area where they found the dog trapped. They wrote in a Facebook post that she is […]

  • Jeffrey Epstein allegedly hired private investigators and engaged in a campaign of intimidation against accusers in Florida

    Not long after a 14-year-old girl reported Jeffery Epstein to authorities in 2005, she says she received a warning from someone who claimed to be in contact with the well-connected financier. The girl would be paid cash if she agreed not to cooperate with law enforcement, the person told the accuser, adding that “those who help him will be compensated and those who hurt him will be dealt with,” according to a Palm Beach, Florida, police report reflecting the accuser’s statement. The […]

  • Acosta resigns amid furor over Epstein plea deal

    President Donald Trump has announced Friday that Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has resigned, a move that comes after furor over a plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein. Acosta has been under renewed scrutiny over his previous role as the US attorney in Miami, during which he negotiated a 2008 plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein, a well-connected multi-millionaire, avoided a federal trial at the time and served only 13 months in prison for state prostitution charges over his involvement with underage girls. A Miami […]

  • Popular Utah beer rejected by North Carolina because ‘polygamy is illegal’

    SALT LAKE CITY — Wasatch Brewery’s Polygamy Porter is currently sold in 20 states, including Utah, but after receiving a rejection letter from North Carolina based on the illegality of polygamy, the Tar Heel State may not be No. 21. Liquid gold pours straight from the taps at Wasatch Brewery. Among the choices, you’ll find some of the most recognized beers in the state. “Beer is supposed to be fun and we have a good time with it,” said Wasatch […]

  • Burger King customers tell manager to ‘go back to Mexico’ for speaking Spanish in Florida restaurant

    The general manager of a Burger King restaurant in Florida was told by a customer to “go back to Mexico” if he wanted to keep speaking Spanish. The exchange, captured in a video that was later posted on social media, shows Ricardo Castillo, who is of Puerto Rican descent, being berated by two unidentified women as they are eating in the restaurant in Eustis, 40 miles north of Orlando. “You’re in America, you should speak American English,” one woman can […]

  • Body cam video shows police officer crawl into burning home to save child

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – Cleveland Heights police officers were first to arrive at the scene of a fire on Greyton Road early Saturday morning – and learned from the homeowner that her six-year-old son was trapped inside the smoke-filled home. Without hesitating, Patrolman Josh Robertson crawled under the heavy smoke and began searching for the child. Investigators said Officer Robertson could not see anything, but he heard the boy moaning and felt his way around until he found the unconscious child […]

  • Video shows dog scaring off black bear in New Jersey backyard

    HEWITT, N.J. – A New Jersey man is offering his neighbor’s dog a steak dinner after the pup scared off a bear in his backyard. Mark Stinziano said the incident happened Tuesday night at his Hewitt, New Jersey home. He shared security camera footage capturing the encounter between a black bear and Riley the dog. Video shows the bear pulling down Stinziano’s bird feeder before Riley races from the neighbor’s yard. Riley then runs full speed at the bear, barreling […]

  • Transformnation: Transgender in Salt Lake City

    Becca is a digital producer at Fox 13 in Salt Lake City, Utah. After coming out as transgender to her friends and family, Becca decided to talk about her transition and her coming out at work with the hopes that others who are trans will realize they have a right to exist in public. In my experience, many of the hardest things about being transgender don’t actually have all that much to do with being trans. Before I transitioned I […]

  • Mother arrested for driving with her kids on the roof of her car – in a pool

    DIXON, Illinois- An Illinois mother was arrested after concerned residents noticed she was driving around with two kids on the roof of her car (inside) of an inflatable pool. Police say Jennifer A. Janus Yeager,49, was driving westbound on Illinois Route 2, with a blue inflatable pool on the roof with the  two children inside of the pool. Officials say that Yeager drove into town to inflate the pool at a friends’ house and had her two young daughters ride […]

  • Kim Darroch, UK ambassador to US, resigns after Trump cables leak

    Britain’s ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, has resigned after a series of leaked diplomatic cables revealed he told 10 Downing Street that the Trump administration was “inept” and “clumsy.” The resignation, which was announced by the UK Foreign Office Wednesday, came after US President Donald Trump said Monday that the White House would no longer deal with Darroch. In a letter to Simon McDonald, the permanent under secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Darroch said he wanted to “put an end to speculation” […]

  • Trump tweets likely deal UK ambassador a fatal blow

    Only a month after basking in the pageantry and lavish hospitality that only Queen Elizabeth II can lay on, President Donald Trump is back to telling Britain who is boss. With a devastating pair of tweets on Monday that all but declared Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch persona-non-grata, the President did more than simply feed a personal grudge. He turned Britain’s extreme discomfort into political leverage over America’s best friend. By making it clear he would prefer an envoy more sympathetic to his […]

  • A Goodwill store found a World War II sailor’s Purple Heart. Now they want to find his family

    An associate sorting donations at a Goodwill in Tuscon, Arizona, came across a Purple Heart medal in a box of housewares. Now Goodwill is looking for the recipient’s family to reunite them with the prestigious medal. The medal engraved with the name “Nick D’Amelio, Jr.” along with “S2C, USN” was found in the middle of June. According to military records, D’Amelio was a seaman second class who served in the US Navy and went missing in action when the USS Little sank […]

  • Surveillance footage captures fireworks gone wrong in neighbor’s driveway

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Home surveillance footage captured a family firework show going terribly wrong. The family involved is amazed no one was hurt. Thursday night, Denis Kiriaev said he and his family returned home from a professional firework show. He said trash was scattered around his property. Kiriaev said he checked his home surveillance camera footage the next morning and saw where the debris came from. “Fireworks gone bad,” he said. The video shows Kiriaev’s neighbors shooting off fireworks in […]

  • Women’s World Cup: As champions for equality, USWNT to be admired in its fight for lasting change

    It has been impossible to ignore the US Women’s National Team in this World Cup, but so too impossible not to admire them. When many teams would have soaked up the adulation and reveled in winning the biggest prize in women’s football, the USWNT regarded the aftermath of victory as the perfect platform to drive their fight for equality further forward. Almost immediately after beating the Netherlands 2-0 in the Women’s World Cup final in Lyon, the players issued a statement which brought their battle […]

  • NYPD officers pay for groceries of woman accused of shoplifting at Whole Foods

    NEW YORK — A group of NYPD officers from the Strategic Response Group jumped into action to help a woman accused of shoplifting at a Whole Foods on Thursday. The woman was being held by security because she had food in her bag she hadn’t paid for, according to a New Yorker who captured the moment and shared it on Twitter. The distraught woman can be seen at checkout surrounded by three officers. “When the NYPD showed up, they paid for […]

  • 3 stabbed, several trampled outside Chicago’s Navy Pier after 4th of July fireworks show

    CHICAGO — Several people were injured Thursday following the July Fourth fireworks show at Navy Pier in Chicago, according to WGN. The incident happened around 10 p.m. outside the secured area of Navy Pier. Chicago police said a fight broke out among a group of young men after the flashing of gang signs. A 14-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy were stabbed in the upper body. A 30-year-old man, who was not involved, was stabbed in the face and arm. The […]

  • Injured baby bird arrives at Utah rescue center in an Uber

    OGDEN, Utah — The funny and heartwarming story of how one baby bird got to an animal rescue center in Ogden is definitely a first. Last weekend, a bird showed up to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah.  A volunteer texted a photo to Buz Marthaler, the center’s chairman. “It was a picture of this bird, and it had come by Uber,” he said. “It was just crazy.” The two-week-old Lesser Goldfinch was by itself, the only Uber rider […]

  • Woman accused of torturing several of her 15 children and boiling their puppies

    NEW MEXICO — A New Mexico woman will appear in court Wednesday over accusations she tortured several of her 15 children and boiled the family’s litter of newborn puppies in a large sealed pot, authorities say. San Juan County resident Martha Crouch is charged with child abuse, extreme animal cruelty and obstruction of an investigation on child abuse or neglect, according to a criminal complaint and arrest affidavit obtained by CNN affiliate KOAT. In a series of interviews, one child […]

  • A black hospital patient went on a walk with an IV drip. Police arrested him on suspicion of stealing medical equipment

    A black man says he was racially profiled by white police officers while he was being treated at an Illinois hospital and went for a walk hooked up to an IV drip. Police arrested Shaquille Dukes, 24, on suspicion of stealing the medical equipment, after a security guard called them. The Freeport Police Department confirmed Sunday in a statement that Dukes filed a complaint “alleging unfair and biased conduct by responding officers.” The department said it has retained an outside, […]

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