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    Chicago on edge after release of video of Laquan McDonald shooting

    (CNN) — Protests erupted in Chicago for a second day Wednesday in response to the release of graphic dashcam video that shows the final moments of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald’s life. The demonstrations were peaceful and didn’t lead to massive disruptions. One reason is that Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer who shot McDonald 16 times on a city street, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder. Still, the fact that it took 13 months for such action to be taken […]

  • Derek Medina is accused of shooting his wife, Jennifer Alonso, in August 2013.
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    Man found guilty after slain wife’s photo posted on Facebook

    MIAMI — A Florida man who posted a photograph of his wife’s body on Facebook was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder. Derek Medina of South Miami was accused of shooting his wife, Jennifer Alonso, in August 2013. After he killed her, authorities say, he posted a picture of her body on his Facebook page with a note. Prosecutors are expected to seek a life sentence at a hearing set for January. “No family should ever have to see their […]

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    Woman claims ex used LifeLock to keep tabs on her

    TEMPE, Ariz. — A Tempe-based cybersecurity company promises to keep its customers’ identities safe, but a Valley woman claims LifeLock may have helped her ex-husband keep tabs on her for years. Suzanna Quintana said her ex opened a LifeLock account in her name and used it to stalk her. Worse, she said the company didn’t believe her. Quintana’s marriage ended a little more than two years ago. She said her ex-husband gained access to every financial decision she made. “To me, […]

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    Frank Gifford suffered from brain disease CTE, family says

    The family of Frank Gifford says the revered television commentator and NFL running back suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive brain disease linked to the types of brain injuries and head trauma common in football. “While Frank passed away from natural causes this past August at the age of 84, our suspicions that he was suffering from the debilitating effects of head trauma were confirmed when a team of pathologists recently diagnosed his condition,” said a statement released Wednesday. […]

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    Thousands of spiders invade Tennessee neighborhood

    If you’re scared of spiders, one’s enough. Two? That’s cause for a squishing party. Thousands? Millions? Time to really freak out. That’s the predicament residents in one North Memphis, Tennessee, neighborhood find themselves in after thousands — or more — spiders began invading their homes. “It’s like a horror movie,” resident Debra Lewis told CNN affiliate WMC in Memphis. The spiders are coming from a nearly half-mile-long web, part of what Memphis Zoo Curator Steve Reichling told the station is […]

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    Laquan McDonald shooting video released as Chicago cop charged with murder [WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO]

    ***WARNING: VIEWERS MAY FIND THE CONTENT IN THE VIDEO BELOW DISTURBING.*** CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking the people of Chicago to come together and work for peace as protesters take to city streets. Police released dash-cam video Tuesday showing the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was killed by an officer in October 2014. “I believe this is a moment that can build bridges of understanding rather than become a barrier of misunderstanding. I understand that the people will […]

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    Video shows pilots parachuting after Russian jet shot down; Putin warns of ‘serious consequences’

    ISTANBUL — One of the world’s most volatile regions was roiled further Tuesday when Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Turkish-Syrian border. Turkey said it hit the plane after it repeatedly violated Turkey’s airspace and ignored 10 warnings. One of the two pilots was killed in the air by fire from the ground, according to Russia’s state-run news agency RIA Novosti. The fate of the second pilot wasn’t disclosed. Meanwhile, a Russian marine was killed on Tuesday during […]

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    Missing Kentucky girl found in pond was raped, strangled: police

    The killing happened quickly and left a small Kentucky town reeling. The arrest took a week. Gabriella “Gabbi” Doolin, 7, disappeared from a crowd watching a youth football game Nov. 14 in Scottsville, a town of about 4,200 people near Bowling Green, CNN affiliate WSMV reported. When her parents realized she was missing, an announcement was made on the public address system. The game was stopped and everybody in the stands started looking for her. Less than half an hour later […]

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    Watch Bindi Irwin’s final DWTS dance honoring her father that brought everyone to tears

    “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her famous father before, but on Monday night’s finale, she had the audience in tears. Irwin and her partner, Derek Hough, danced to Leona Lewis’ “Footprints in the Sand.”The young star dedicated her performance to her father, the late Steve Irwin. Steve Irwin, a wildlife expert known as the “Crocodile Hunter,” died at the age of 44 in 2006 after a stingray barb pierced his heart. “Sometimes during rehearsals […]

  • A young Indianapolis mom died on November 10, following a gunshot wound stemming from a home invasion. The woman, identified as Amanda Blackburn, was the wife of Resonate Church pastor Davey Blackburn.

    Indiana teenager arrested in pastor’s wife murder case

    INDIANAPOLIS – Officers in Indianapolis have arrested a man in connection with the murder of Amanda Blackburn, 28, a pregnant woman who was shot and killed in a home invasion, police said early Monday. Police Sgt. Kendale Adams named the suspect as 18-year-old Larry Taylor. He faces a charge of preliminary murder in the November 13 shooting. Blackburn, the wife of Resonate Church Pastor Davey Blackburn, was 12 weeks pregnant, CNN affiliate WXIN reported. The couple’s 1-year-old son was home […]


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