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  • Eli Cooper’s family is exceedingly grateful for a man they see regularly, but never thought would save their baby’s life. (Photo: WYFF)

    ‘It was no coincidence he was there': Mailman saves choking baby

    GREER, S.C. (WYFF) — An exceedingly grateful family will celebrate their son’s first birthday thanks to an unlikely but perfectly placed hero: their mailman. Stephanie Cooper’s young son, Eli, was choking Aug. 15 on a plastic wrapper lodged in his throat. “I just turned him around and started beating him on his back, but it wasn’t coming out,” Cooper said. Eli’s mother was frantic. “I don’t even remember a whole lot because I just blacked out,” she recalled, saying she […]

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    Hiker stumbles upon 125 million year old dinosaur footprints

    Moab, UT (KSL) — A hiker has discovered a new collection of footprints left behind 125 million years ago by a number of different dinosaurs. So far, the location is being kept secret. But the public may get a chance to see the tracks as soon as a few weeks from now. “It’s tracks of the past, really, and it’s very cool to be trying to preserve that information,” science writer and volunteer Allyson Mathis said. Volunteers are sweeping, scraping […]

  • A hiker discovered a new collection of footprints left behind 125 million years ago by a number of different dinosaurs in what today is Utah. (Photo: CNN)

    Hiker finds 125-million-year-old dinosaur tracks in Utah

    MOAH, Utah (KSL) – A hiker has discovered a new collection of footprints left behind 125 million years ago by a number of different dinosaurs. So far, the location is being kept secret. But the public may get a chance to see the tracks as soon as a few weeks from now. “It’s tracks of the past, really, and it’s very cool to be trying to preserve that information,” science writer and volunteer Allyson Mathis said. Volunteers are sweeping, scraping and […]

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    U.S. Ebola patient to be released after clean blood tests

    (CNN) – Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa while helping fight its largest outbreak in recorded history, will be released from Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital on Thursday, spokesman Vince Dollard said. His blood tests have come back negative for the virus. The hospital will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. ET, where Brantly will give a statement before leaving the hospital. Emory will also have information on fellow missionary Nancy Writebol. Both of […]

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    3 Hamas military leaders killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza

    (CNN) – An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza overnight killed three high-ranking members of Hamas’ military wing, the Qassam Brigades, the militant group said Thursday. The three members of the Brigades’ 15-member military council were killed in a bombing in Rafah in southern Gaza, according to Hamas. The announcement of their deaths come the day after Hamas said an Israeli strike had killed the wife and 7-month-old son of Mohammed Deif, the head of the military wing. The […]

  • National Guard Called In As Unrest Continues In Ferguson

    Peace and quiet return to the streets of Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) – When night falls, it’s pitch dark on Ellison Drive, except for one street light shining on three school children shooting hoops. Protest chants for justice for Michael Brown echo over from a block away. The three have heard them for over a week. And on occasion, gunshots. Tear gas mist had filled Ellison Drive on many nights, stinging their eyes and noses and sending them running indoors. “It was so foggy down here; it was foggy […]

  • Missouri officer suspended after pointing assault rifle at Ferguson protester

    (CNN) — A police officer from St. Ann, Missouri, has been relieved of duty and suspended indefinitely after pointing an assault rifle at a protester, in Ferguson, the St. Louis County Police Department said in a statement. “On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, shortly before midnight, an incident occurred wherein a St. Ann Police Officer pointed a semi-automatic assault rifle at a peaceful protester after a verbal exchange. It was at this time a St. Louis County Police Sergeant walked over […]

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    James Foley remembered as ‘brave and tireless’ journalist

    NEW YORK (CNN) — When war reporter James Foley wasn’t writing for GlobalPost or recording video for AFP or appearing on the PBS “NewsHour,” he occasionally shared stories on his own blog, aptly titled “A World of Troubles.” For a subtitle, he chose the famous Carl von Clausewitz sentence “War is fought by human beings.” And that is exactly what Foley sought to show with his reporting: humanity amid the horror of war. Foley was abducted while on a reporting […]

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    Student says she was suspended for saying ‘bless you’ when a classmate sneezed

    DYER COUNTY, Tenn. (WCN) – A young girl in Tennessee says she was suspended after breaking a class rule by saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed. When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner recited the courtesy, she said her teacher told her that was for church. Turner feels her teacher was taking issue with her religion and when she stood up for herself, the teen said she was told to go to the administrator’s office. She was later […]

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    Family has ‘never been prouder’ of journalist son beheaded by ISIS

    NEW YORK (CNN) – When war reporter James Foley wasn’t writing for GlobalPost or recording video for AFP or appearing on the PBS “NewsHour,” he occasionally shared stories on his own blog, aptly titled “A World of Troubles.” For a subtitle, he chose the famous Carl von Clausewitz sentence “War is fought by human beings.” And that is exactly what Foley sought to show with his reporting: humanity amid the horror of war. Foley was abducted while on a reporting […]

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