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  • Kobe Bryant’s pilot was given clearance to fly under worse-than-normal conditions, audio reveals

    Millions of people never met him, but the sudden death of Kobe Bryant and eight others has left a country in mourning. The 41-year-old NBA legend died in a helicopter crash under foggy conditions in Calabasas, California. Visibility was so low Sunday morning that Los Angeles police had grounded its helicopters, spokesman Josh Rubenstein said. The helicopter crashed into a hillside, killing all nine people on board — including Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. The official cause of the crash has […]

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    Tapeworm removed from Texas man’s brain after months of headaches

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin man knew something was wrong when he fainted in the middle of a soccer game last year. He’d been dealing with awful headaches and “feeling off,” but his tumble during soccer prompted him to check it out. An MRI revealed the surprise culprit — a tapeworm in his brain. The man  — whose name hasn’t been released — was shocked. Dr. Jordan Amadio, neurosurgeon at Ascension Seton, said the man’s case was “rare and truly […]

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    Police scold TMZ for reporting Kobe Bryant’s death before families could be notified

    At 2:24 p.m. ET, TMZ posted the story that stunned the world on Sunday: Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, at the age of 41, had died in a California helicopter crash. The tectonic news, which the celebrity-gossip website was first to report, swept the nation as other news organizations quickly confirmed the story. It also upset police who suggested the speed in which TMZ had reported the news — a little more than an hour after police said they received reports […]

  • College baseball coach, his wife and daughter among 9 killed in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

    The longtime head baseball coach at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa was among those killed in the Calabasas helicopter crash that also claimed Kobe Bryant’s life Sunday, the school said. John Altobelli, 56, was aboard the aircraft with his daughter Alyssa Altobelli and wife Keri Altobelli, Orange Coast college confirmed. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant is also among the nine who died, sources confirmed to the Associated Press. Gianna and Alyssa were teammates at the Mamba Academy and were […]

  • Bolton bombshell: Draft book manuscript says Trump tied Ukraine aid to political investigations

    An explosive New York Times report detailing an unpublished draft manuscript by former national security adviser John Bolton has added new uncertainty to this week’s crucial vote to determine whether the Senate should subpoena witnesses and documents in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, several GOP sources said. Citing multiple people’s description of the unpublished draft manuscript by Bolton, the Times reported that Bolton claims Trump told him in August that he wanted to continue holding military aid to Ukraine until […]

  • Alicia Keys and Boys II Men open Grammys with powerful musical tribute to Kobe Bryant

    Grammys host Alicia Keys — with some help from Boys II Men — kicked off Sunday’s ceremony at the Staples Center with a musical tribute to Kobe Bryant. “We’re all feeling crazy sadness right now,” Keys said. “Earlier today, Los Angeles, America and the whole wide world lost a hero. We’re literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built.” Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash on […]

  • 97,000 gallons of red wine leak into Northern California river

    A creek near a Sonoma County, California, vineyard is now a bit more refined after more than 97,000 gallons of red wine spilled Wednesday. The culprit was a blending tank door at Rodney Strong Vineyards that popped open, spilling 97,112 gallons, according to a report from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. The spill has since been stopped and 20% of it has been contained, but an estimated 46,000 to 96,000 gallons have leaked into the Russian River, the report […]

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    New Orleans Saints confirm staff helped Archdiocese during sex abuse revelations

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The New Orleans Saints have issued a statement in response to reports that the team’s public relations staff assisted the Archdiocese of New Orleans in matters relating to the Archdiocese’s ongoing sex abuse scandal. News of the connection between the Saints and the Archdiocese surfaced this week in an Associated Press story detailing the team’s involvement. THREAD: @AP's @JimMustian reports that the New Orleans @Saints are trying to stop the release of emails that allegedly show team […]

  • A picture taken on January 13, 2020 during a press tour organised by the US-led coalition fighting the remnants of the Islamic State group, shows a view of the damage at Ain al-Asad military airbase housing US and other foreign troops in the western Iraqi province of Anbar. - Iran last week launched a wave of missiles at the sprawling Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq and a base in Arbil, capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, both hosting US and other foreign troops, in retaliation for the US killing top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike in Baghdad on January 3. (Photo by Ayman HENNA / AFP) (Photo by AYMAN HENNA/AFP via Getty Images)

    34 U.S. service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iranian missile strike

    Thirty-four U.S. service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following the Iranian missile attack on US forces in Iraq earlier this month, Pentagon spokesman Jonathon Hoffman said Friday. Earlier this week President Donald Trump said he does not consider potential brain injuries to be as serious as physical combat wounds, downplaying the severity of the injuries suffered in Iraq. During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump was asked to explain the discrepancy between his previous comments […]

  • Budweiser combats ‘typical American’ stereotypes in Super Bowl spot

    DALLAS, Texas (NEXSTAR) — Budweiser released its Super Bowl ad Thursday going right for the “feels” and challenging you to look beyond labels. The beer company takes on the “typical American” stereotype by showcasing “the extraordinary people that represent the best of America.” The spot includes the World Series champion Nationals, World Cup-winning United States women’s national soccer team, Ken Nwadike of the Free Hugs Project and other inspirational people. “Typical Americans. Always celebrating with their typical American beer.”

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    Officials believe they’ve found the ‘Pillowcase Rapist,’ think he was building a ‘dungeon’ beneath his home

    Authorities believe a Florida man arrested last weekend is the so-called Pillowcase Rapist and is responsible for a string of notorious South Florida assaults that took place in the 1980s, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Robert Eugene Koehler was arrested in Palm Bay, Florida, after new DNA analysis allegedly tied him to a rape in Miami in December 1983, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court documents show. But that DNA also matched samples from a number of cases between 1981 […]

  • Texas student told to cut dreadlocks or he won’t get to walk at graduation

    DeAndre Arnold has been growing his dreadlocks for years. But for the past few days, Arnold — a senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Texas, east of Houston — hasn’t been in school. He might not get to attend his senior prom. And with graduation coming up in a few months, Arnold might not even get to walk across the stage with his friends. It has everything to do with his hair. School district allows dreadlocks, just […]

  • 49ers super fan Marlon Allen (Photo by Paul Muldrow)

    49ers super fan attends every home game, travels to away games

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KRON) – During the San Francisco 49ers’ journey to Super Bowl LIV, one fan was always there cheering in the stands of Levi’s Stadium. 49ers super fan Marlon Allen was not only at every home game for the past two seasons, he also traveled to 12 of the team’s 16 road games. Allen certainly stands out in a sea of gold and red. He’s part of a fan club called Spartan Niner Empire, so his go-to game […]

  • Man diagnosed with Wuhan coronavirus near Seattle is being treated largely by a robot

    The first person diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus in the United States is being treated by a few medical workers and a robot. The robot, equipped with a stethoscope, is helping doctors take the man’s vitals and communicate with him through a large screen, said Dr. George Diaz, chief of the infectious disease division at the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington. The man, who is in his 30s, was diagnosed with the virus on Monday. He initially went […]

  • SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: Richard Sherman #25 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    Richard Sherman’s journey: From released by Seahawks to Super Bowl-bound with 49ers

    SANTA CLARA (KRON) — March 7, 2018: Richard Sherman was released by the Seattle Seahawks. Less than two years later, the 31-year-old is leading the best defense in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers and is on his way to his third Super Bowl in nine NFL seasons. Seattle selected Sherman in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. The Compton native was the 25th cornerback drafted and 154th overall. Injuries really started to take a toll on […]

  • Chiefs fan plans to open special whiskey from Super Bowl IV victory if team wins in Miami

    CAMERON, Mo. (WDAF) – A Missouri man is hoping the Chiefs become Super Bowl champions so he can finally open a rare bottle of whiskey from the last time they won. Mike Loyd hasn’t always been a Chiefs fan. It was his wife’s father, Milton, who first introduced him to football and the team. “It started late ‘80s after I married my wife,” he told WDAF. Watching the Chiefs on Sundays became somewhat of a ritual for Mike and Milton, […]

  • Virginia man loses fingers, legs in battle with flu: ‘Pray for our family’

    RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – An extremely bad case of flu will forever alter the life of a young Virginia man. Deante Ross, 20, is connected to a ventilator at VCU Medical Center. He has been at the hospital since December 27th because of the virus. His family first thought Ross had a cold, but his symptoms got worse. “I had no idea that the flu could cause anything like this,” his stepmother Diesha Ross said. “It hit him out of […]

  • Video shows brawl outside middle school that left two stabbed

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – Two people were hospitalized with stab wounds, and one of them was in custody after a brawl outside a middle school in Lake Balboa Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The fight broke out in front of Mulholland Middle School after classes were done for the day, officials said. Cellphone video shows a person holding a sharp object and yelling at a crowd of students, with the campus visible in the background. Then a struggle breaks out between […]

  • Man burned in crash says he’s oldest and 1st African American to receive facial transplant

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – A Los Angeles man who suffered extensive burns in a crash successfully underwent a facial transplant procedure that made him the oldest person and the first African American to get a face transplant. Robert Chelsea, 68, said he is recovering from a successful and extensive 16-hour surgery he underwent in a Boston hospital in July, according to KTLA. “After enduring more than 30 surgeries, three years of tests, physical and psychological evaluations, and a longer than […]

  • ‘God was watching over him’: Boy finds live grenade while magnetic fishing

    VASS, N.C. (WNCN) — A little boy’s fishing trip with his dad could have turned deadly in an instant. “If God wasn’t watching me, I probably would have blown up,” Kolton Decker said. The 9-year-old received a magnetic fishing pole for Christmas. “I thought it would be a fun, safe thing that him and his dad could do together,” his mother, Renee Decker, told WNCN. They were trying it out for the first time Monday at the Little River in […]

  • Fiery building explosion rocks Houston

    Houston police say they’re responding to a fiery explosion at a building in northwest Houston early Friday — a blast that CNN affiliates report shook other buildings in the area. The explosion happened around 4:15 a.m. local time (5:15 a.m. ET) in the 4500 block of Gessner Road, about an 18-mile drive northwest of downtown, authorities said. #BREAKING Massive explosion caught on CCTV at 4am in Houston, Texas. #Explosion #Houston — Breaking News (@NewsAlertUK_) January 24, 2020 Details about […]

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    Woman rejects 20-year sentencing deal for drug charges, gets 99 years instead

    UPSHUR COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A Texas woman was sentenced to 99 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges in Upshur County. Felisha Diane Williams, 39, pleaded guilty on January 13th to possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. In her plea, she declined the state’s offer of 20 years and opted for a jury to decide her punishment. Due to previous felonies, Williams faced an enhanced punishment range of 15 years to life rather […]

  • Big Game Bound: The Big Game Edition

    (NEXSTAR) — The stage is set in Miami for Super Bowl LIV where the Kansas City Chiefs will take on the San Francisco 49ers in the biggest sporting event of the year. The game pits the Chiefs’ dynamic offense against the 49ers’ stingy defense. This week on “Big Game Bound,” our correspondents tell us what each team needs to do to take home the Lombardi Trophy. The game also has several intriguing storylines. Can the Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid […]

  • North Carolina funeral home uses puppy to help grieving families

    MACON COUNTY, N.C. — Office administrator Tori McKay’s 10-year-long dream of having a dog at Macon Funeral Home has come true, WNCN reports. After turning 30 and returning to work at the funeral home, she and her husband decided they wanted to add a furry member to their family. And that’s where Mochi comes in. McKay says a Bernese Mountain Dog had always been her choice for a potential grief therapy dog. In a post on the funeral’s website, McKay […]

  • Debate moderator Jim Lehrer speaks prior to the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Ima

    Longtime PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer dies at 85

    Jim Lehrer, the legendary debate moderator and former anchor of the “NewsHour” television program, died Thursday. He was 85. Lehrer’s death was announced by his longtime network home, PBS, where he co-founded the “NewsHour” in 1975. PBS said Lehrer died “peacefully in his sleep at home” and did not share further information about the cause of death. Lehrer anchored the “NewsHour,” the flagship newscast on public television in the United States, for 36 years. He retired in 2011. Jim Lehrer […]

  • Elisabet Estrada

    Woman charged after extremely malnourished teen found weighing only 26 pounds

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. (WPMT) – A Pennsylvania woman is in custody after a 16-year-old in her care was found to be severely malnourished to the point where the teen weighed only 26 pounds. Elisabet Estrada, 41, is facing aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children charges for her role in the incident. On October 24, 2019, police received an investigation request from Franklin County Children and Youth Services regarding a 16-year-old that had been admitted to Hershey Medical Center […]

  • Last Chiefs Super Bowl featured a bizarre military reenactment at halftime

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) – The world has changed quite a bit since the last time the Kansas City Chiefs appeared in the Super Bowl. The Chiefs defeated the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans in January 1970. And while this year’s Super Bowl in Miami will feature Jennifer Lopez and Shakira for the halftime entertainment, Chiefs fans who remember Super Bowl IV describe a somewhat bizarre spectacle. “There’s never been a halftime show before or after […]

  • A puppy was rescued after it got its head stuck in a spare tire in Coachella on Jan. 22, 2020. (Credit: Riverside County Department of Animal Services)

    3-month-old puppy rescued after getting head stuck in spare tire in Coachella

    COACHELLA, Calif. (KTLA) – A 3-month-old puppy was rescued by firefighters after getting her head stuck in a spare tire in Coachella on Wednesday, official said. The Riverside County Department of Animal Services responded to a call about an Australian cattle dog stuck inside a spare tire. They used oil to lubricate the puppy’s neck to try to slide her head out but her neck was too swollen, the department said. The puppy was taken to the Coachella Valley Animal […]

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    How Super Bowl squares work

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Now that the Super Bowl is set and anticipation builds, you may see friends or coworkers passing along Super Bowl squares. What may seem like a complex grid of numbers is actually a fairly straightforward scoring system, and by participating you could stand to win a decent amount of cash. Plus, it’s a lot more random than a March Madness bracket where some knowledge of the sport definitely gives participants an edge. Although there a few different ways […]

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    Man dies after being attacked by his rooster on their way to a cockfight

    An Indian man has died after a tussle with his rooster — on their way to a cockfight. Saripalli Chanavenkateshwaram Rao, 50, was hit in the neck with a blade tied to the rooster’s claw on January 15. A police spokesman told CNN the father of three was taken to hospital, where he later died from a stroke. Rao, who lived in Pragadavaram village in southern India’s Andhra Pradesh state, was a regular at local cockfights, and was on his […]

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