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  • Crowd chants ‘send her back’ as Trump escalates attacks on Ilhan Omar, ‘The Squad’

    GREENVILLE, N.C. – President Donald Trump on Wednesday intensified his attacks on four progressive Democratic congresswomen, painting them as the face of the Democratic Party — as a fevered crowd chanted “Send her back!” about an American congresswoman of color. Trump spent a significant portion of the rally railing against the group, known as “The Squad” on Capitol Hill, individually by name. That line of attack has become a strategy he and aides believe will cast the Democratic Party as a far […]

  • Tupac fan fired from government job after emailing inspirational quote to 4,300 employees

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The former director of Iowa’s Department of Human Services is keeping his head up after the diehard Tupac fan was fired abruptly last month. Jerry Foxhoven told the New York Times he still thinks his firing may be coincidental – he was forced out one day after sending an email praising the rapper to all 4,300 agency employees. The 66-year-old routinely sent Tupac lyrics to other workers as inspiration, hundreds of emails obtained by the Associated […]

  • ‘ICE will come’: Illinois gas station clerk suspended after video shared on Facebook

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — A suburban Illinois gas station clerk has been suspended after a video posted to Facebook shows him in a confrontation with customers as he tells them, “ICE will come,” and makes other anti-immigrant comments. The clerk, who worked at the Bucky’s Mobil gas station at 1576 Washington in Naperville, was recorded on video arguing with customers. The woman who posted the video on Facebook on Tuesday wrote, “Look at this guy who didn’t want to sell us […]

  • 9-year-old California girl electrocuted while swimming in pool, police believe

    CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. – Police say a 9-year-old Northern California girl died Sunday afternoon after she was apparently electrocuted when a swimming pool light malfunctioned. The girl  died at a local hospital after efforts to revive her by adults and a Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District crew failed. Fire officials identified her as McKenzie Kinley, according to The Sacramento Bee. “I just fell to my knees,” family friend Janie Perduta, whose daughter had a sleepover with McKenzie days earlier, told KCRA. “It […]

  • Dad accused of throwing 5-year-old son into Atlantic ocean, telling him to swim

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A Florida father faces multiple charges after police say he repeatedly tossed his 5-year-old son into the ocean along Daytona Beach and yelled at him to swim. Court records show police arrested 37-year-old John Bloodsworth for disorderly intoxication, jumping off the pier and child abuse. Former Georgia State Trooper Mitch Brown told WESH he was on vacation with his family when he saw the child alone, struggling to swim in deep water next to the Main […]

  • DNC warns candidates of Russia-based FaceApp; developers issue statement

    The Democratic National Committee sent a security alert to 2020 presidential campaigns Wednesday afternoon warning them not to use the popular smartphone application FaceApp, CNN has learned. “This app allows users to perform different transformations on photos of people, such as aging the person in the picture. Unfortunately, this novelty is not without risk: FaceApp was developed by Russians,” the alert from Bob Lord, the DNC’s chief security officer, read. In 2016, the DNC and Democratic campaigns were attacked by Russian […]

  • Ohio mom asks for help finding 3-year-old’s missing military ‘daddy doll’

    LEBANON, Ohio – An Ohio mother is reaching out for help finding her 3-year-old daughter’s missing doll, which has a photo of her military dad to comfort her while he is deployed. “She is devastated. We use it often when he trains and she isn’t able to see or speak to him,” Jessica Osborne wrote on Facebook. Osborne’s husband currently training with the Kentucky National Guard, according to WXIX. She always gives her two oldest daughters a doll when he […]

  • Wasp spray is being used as a meth alternative, West Virginia police say

    BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. – Police say wasp spray is now being used as an alternative form of meth in one West Virginia county, a potentially deadly substance already tied to three overdoses last week. “We’re seeing this here on the streets in Boone County,” Sgt. Charles Sutphin told WCHS. “People are making a synthetic type methamphetamine out of wasp spray.” The local TV station reports that retailers in Boone County sold 30 cans of the insect killer last Friday alone. […]

  • Girl, 6, struck and killed by father’s golf ball at Utah course

    OREM, Utah — A girl died Monday after she was hit by her father’s golf ball at a Utah course. The 6-year-old’s father was about 20 yards away when he teed off, sending the ball straight at the golf cart where his daughter was sitting, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. “He mishit the ball,” Orem Police Lt. Trent Colledge told Gephardt Daily. “It’s a terrible, tragic accident.” Police received a call about the injured girl around 10:25. a.m. When they arrived […]

  • American scientist killed in Greece was raped, police say

    Suzanne Eaton, the American scientist killed in Greece, was raped, police in Crete said Tuesday. Police said Monday that a 27-year-old local man had confessed to the crime. The suspect said in his confession that he had seen Eaton running, and “with sexual assault as a probable motive, hit her twice with his car in order to immobilize her,” Crete’s Chief of Police Konstantinos Lagoudakis said at a press conference Tuesday. “Then, after she was unconscious, he put her in the trunk […]

  • MS-13 used machetes, cut out victim’s heart in Los Angeles-area killings: officials

    LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles-based MS-13 gang members carried out a series of grisly homicides over the past two years, including hacking a victim to death with a machete in the Angeles National Forest and carving out his heart, according to a newly unsealed indictment detailed by officials at a news conference Tuesday. That incident happened March 6, 2017, officials said. Suspecting the victim had defaced an MS-13 graffiti, they allegedly abducted him, choked him and drove to a remote […]

  • Missing 2-year-old who vanished during Michigan camping trip found alive

    OSCODA COUNTY, Mich. – A missing 2-year-old has been found alive one day after she went missing during a family camping trip in northern Michigan. “Gabriella was found in good condition and even in good spirits for a little girl who had been out in the woods all night,” Michigan State Police tweeted. Gabriella Vitale apparently wandered away from the campsite while the family was packing up to leave early Monday morning. She was wearing a pink jacket, which police found several […]

  • Police: Man killed teen he met on Instagram, shared photos of her dead body on gaming platform

    UTICA, N.Y. – A recent high school graduate — who cultivated an online following, particularly among gamers, by posting selfies — was killed over the weekend. The suspect then shared graphic photos of her dead body online, the Utica Police Department said. Bianca Devins grew her following across several apps where she shared photos and details about her life. The calls Around 7:20 a.m. Sunday, police responded to several 911 calls in Utica, New York, about a suicidal man who […]

  • Ohio day care owner accused of sexually abusing children sentenced to 30 days

    GROVE CITY, Ohio – An Ohio woman accused of abusing young children in her care was sentenced to just over four weeks in jail after making a plea deal. Kimberly Hignite, 52, was indicted on multiple counts of gross sexual imposition and endangering children. As part of a plea agreement, six of the counts were dropped and she pleaded guilty to the lesser charges of endangering children, according to Franklin County Common Pleas records. Judge William Woods sentenced her to […]

  • Toddler dies after falling into grease trap at Tim Hortons restaurant

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A 3-year-old boy died after falling into a restaurant grease trap Monday morning in Rochester, New York, police said. Rochester Police Department Investigator Francis Camp said they believe the boy fell through a plastic lid that gave way and into the grease trap embedded in the ground outside a Tim Hortons restaurant. The grease trap was covered with a green plastic lid — much like a manhole cover — that helped it blend into the surrounding grass, […]

  • California camper found alive 4 days after vanishing in ‘extremely remote’ area

    INYO COUNTY, Calif. – A woman who vanished four days ago while camping with her husband in a remote area in Southern California has been found alive, officials said Monday afternoon. Sheryl Powell, 60, was located near the Montenegro Springs area of Inyo County, below where her dog she went missing with was found hours before, in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Inyo County sheriff’s officials said in a news release. Rescuers described her as “resilient and strong but exhausted […]

  • Woman infected with flesh-eating bacteria at Virginia beach

    NORFOLK, Va. – Amanda Edwards can laugh today thinking back on her potentially fatal health scare after spending just ten minutes in the water at a Virginia beach. “I was just like, ‘Oh my goodness… my leg is gonna fall off,'” Edwards chuckled. “That’s the only thing I could keep thinking.” She told WTKR she contracted a flesh-eating staph infection during a day of fun at Norfolk’s Ocean View Beach. She said the infection spread quickly. “The way that it […]

  • ‘Meth gators?’ Tennessee police warn against flushing drugs down toilet

    LORETTO, Tenn. – Police in Tennessee are cautioning against flushing drugs down the toilet out of concern for the animals in local waterways. The warning comes from a Loretto Police Department Facebook post where officers say they found a suspect trying to flush meth and several items of paraphernalia. Police arrested the man. “On a more or less serious note: Folks…please don’t flush your drugs m’kay,” police wrote. They said flushed drugs end up in retention ponds for processing before […]

  • Grandma arrested with loaded gun at New York City airport

    NEW YORK — Officers arrested a grandma found with a loaded gun in her bag at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport on Monday morning, officials said. The North Carolina woman was with two of her grandchildren, according to a Transportation Security Administration  spokeswoman. Officers spotted the gun in the woman’s red suitcase as it went through an X-ray machine. The handgun was loaded with six bullets, including one in the chamber, officials said. The woman told officers that she did […]

  • Video shows man swimming in Mississippi River during Tropical Storm Barry

    NEW ORLEANS – Musician Glen David Andrews came across a man swimming in the Mississippi River near the French Quarter during Tropical Storm Barry. Andrews was walking up to the river across from Jackson Square when he spotted the unidentified daredevil. “Man, you gotta be crazy swimming in that river,” Andrews said. Despite his misgivings about the stunt, Andrews streamed the man’s quick dip on his Facebook page. While swimming in the Mississippi River is not advisable under even the […]

  • $38K reward in death of dolphin with head wound found in ‘begging position’

    FORT MYERS, Fla. – A bottlenose dolphin was found dead with a deep head wound on a southwest Florida beach in May. Marine officials are offering a $38,000 reward for help track down its attackers. Officials found the impaled dolphin stranded along Captiva Island, near Fort Myers. The fatal injury was probably from a spear-like weapon, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationsaid Thursday. The wound was 6 inches deep and ended at the dolphin’s skull. It “completely punctured” the tissue in its path, […]

  • ‘I’m speechless:’ President Trump signs Milwaukee woman’s Christian Louboutin heels

    MILWAUKEE – During a fundraising stop in Milwaukee Friday President Trump stopped to greet people on the tarmac – and took the time to sign one woman’s shoe. “Why my shoe? Because I think it represent a lot of the qualities he has. He’s very strong and I wanted something special for him to sign,” said Carla Echeveste. Echeveste says the Christian Louboutin heels hold a lot of sentimental value because she wore them when visiting the White House for […]

  • ‘Mr. Olympia’ charged with raping female bodybuilder in Utah hotel room

    SANDY, Utah — The current “Mr. Olympia” has been charged with raping a fellow bodybuilder who considered him a mentor. Shawn “Flexatron” Rhoden, 44, was charged Thursday with rape, object rape and forcible sexual abuse. According to court documents, Rhoden was visiting Utah from Southern California in October 2018 when a fellow competitive bodybuilder came to visit him at the hotel he was staying at in Sandy. She went to his room while the photographer she was with waited in […]

  • Mom and boyfriend were on meth when 3-year-old drowned in Virginia river, deputies say

    WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – Authorities say a mother and her boyfriend were high on methamphetamine when the woman’s 3-year-old daughter drowned in a Virginia river, according to WSLS. The body ofJosie Burleson was found in the New River early Wednesday morning, the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. “In this case, the parents of the child didn’t pay attention and now they lost their child. The reason they weren’t paying attention is because they were under the influence of methamphetamine,” said […]

  • Crowd beat man to death after he stole car with 3 kids inside, Philadelphia police say

    PHILADELPHIA – In an act of mob justice, a man was beaten to death after he tried to steal a car with three children inside, Philadelphia police say. The man, 54, drove off with the car while the children’s mother and father were in a store Thursday night, police said. The parents chased down the vehicle by foot and pulled the carjacker out when he got stalled in traffic. The thief assaulted the father and fled, but a large crowd […]

  • Judge rules that 43-year-old Spanish man is Julio Iglesias’ biological son

    VALENCIA, Spain – A Spanish judge has ruled that singer Julio Iglesias is the biological father of a 43-year-old Spanish man, in a judgment published on Wednesday. Judge Jose Miguel Bort Ruiz highlighted a “very obvious physical resemblance” between the singer and Javier Sanchez-Santos, who has spoken publicly about his struggle to be recognized as Iglesias’ biological son. The judge in Valencia said there were enough clues to determine paternity, and cited Iglesias’ refusal to “enable the collection of biological […]

  • Pizza chain to start sell box of crusts – ‘everyone’s favorite part’

    NEW JERSEY – I’ll have a slice —  just hold the cheese,  the sauce and most of the bread! Yes, that just leaves you with the crust, and that’s what the New Jersey-based Villa Italian Kitchen chain will start selling you next week — a box full of crust. The meal does come in their triangular, slice-shaped box. But, once again, it’ll just be full of crust. “We know that the crust is everyone’s favorite part of the pizza, so skipping […]

  • Mother living ‘ongoing nightmare’ after 2-year-old dies at unlicensed Wisconsin day care

    KENOSHA, Wis. – A Wisconsin man is charged with homicide in the March death of a toddler at an unlicensed day care. Hunter Jones, 23, of Kenosha, is accused of killing 2-year-old Matthew Bolinski while he was staying at Jones’ home. “I still pretend like he’s sleeping in the other room,” Katherine Bolinski, Matthew’s mother, told WITI. “Now it’s just like an ongoing nightmare of waking up and there are moments where I just wish he could be with me […]

  • Louisiana man arrested after wife allegedly walks in on him raping 9-year-old girl

    SLIDELL, La. – A Louisiana man has been arrested for first-degree rape after his wife walked in on him raping a 9-year-old girl, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. Glenn Mills, Jr., 41, of Slidell, fled his home July 10 after his wife walked in on him “actively involved in a sexual act with a nine-year-old girl that was left in his care,” according to the STPSO. A St. Tammany deputy assigned to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force […]

  • Driver cited for using case of beer as 2-year-old’s booster seat

    NORTH PERTH, Ontario – Officers cited a driver after spotting a 2-year-old child sitting on a case of beer that doubled as a makeshift booster seat Tuesday, according to the Ontario Provincial Police. Officers pulled the driver over in Kitcher, Ontario after a someone called the police to make an unspecified “traffic complaint.” The 22-year-old driver, who isn’t being identified to protect the child, was charged with failing to ensure a toddler is properly secured, according to CTV News. Police […]

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