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  • US Navy pilot from New York dies in plane crash during training flight

    The U.S. Navy announced late Saturday evening the death of a pilot who died in a plane crash during a training flight on Friday at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Lt. Christopher Carey Short, from Canandaigua, New York, died June 22 when the A-29 aircraft he was piloting crashed while on a mission over the Red Rio Bombing Range, part of White Sands Missile Range, north of Holloman. “There’s no way to describe the shock of this loss […]

  • Border patrol agents are stopping people on highways to check their citizenship

    Far from ground zero in the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration along the southern border, US Customs and Border Protection checkpoints on highways in Maine and New Hampshire are catching the eye of civil liberties groups. On Interstate 95 near the remote northern Maine town of Lincoln this week, the Border Patrol said it made nine drug seizures and two arrests for immigration violations during an 11-hour checkpoint operation in which agents asked motorists about their place of birth […]

  • Protesters call for justice following fatal police shooting of 17-year-old unarmed teen

    Pittsburgh, PA – Protests are continuing to spread across the Pittsburgh area following a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenage earlier this week. Antwon Rose, an unarmed 17-year-old honor student, was shot shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday by police in East Pittsburgh, according to WPXI. In a video shared online from a witness, the teen is seen being shot three times while running away from a vehicle. The Allegheny Police Department allege in a statement that the teen was […]

  • Chinese hotpot restaurant’s all-you-can-eat deal goes very wrong

    CHINA — An all-you-can-eat deal in a restaurant serving super spicy food sounds like a genius marketing campaign. But for one venue in southwestern China it turned out to be a disaster. Ravenous customers devoured so much the venue was forced to close its doors with thousands of dollars of debts. The Jiamener Hotpot Restaurant in Chengdu, a city famous for its tongue-numbing chili hotpot, introduced an unlimited menu after struggling since opening in December 2017. From June 1, the […]

  • Jogger detained for 2 weeks after accidentally crossing US border from Canada

    TACOMA, Wash. — A woman jogging along a beach accidentally crossed the US border from Canada, and ended up detained in Washington state for two weeks. Cedella Roman, 19, was visiting her mother from France when she went jogging last month just south of White Rock, British Columbia. She mistakenly continued jogging into Blaine, Washington, she told CNN partner CBC. As she stopped to take a picture of the view, she turned around and saw two US Border Patrol officers […]

  • Man sentenced for slashing child’s throat, stuffing her in backpack during kidnapping

    LANCASTER, Pa. — A 37-year-old Lancaster man was sentenced Thursday to a 26- to 52-year prison term for slashing his infant daughter’s throat during a kidnapping attempt in 2014, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office. David W. Sleets was convicted in April of attempted murder and related charges in connection to the Nov. 11, 2014 incident, which began on East Frederick Street and ended in the Lancaster General Hospital parking lot. Sleets kidnapped the child, slashed her neck, […]

  • Elvis Presley’s abandoned plane is up for auction

    There’s no engine, the cockpit’s a mess and the velvet seats have lost their plush. Restoring this plane will require a heap of cash and a hunk of burning love. But when there’s a chance to own Elvis Presley’s customized private jet, fans might be willing to overlook the rust that comes with sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 36 years. The 1962 Lockheed JetStar 1329 was owned by the snake-hipped rock ‘n’ roll star and his father, […]

  • Uber operator in fatal self-driving vehicle crash was likely streaming ‘The Voice’

    The person behind the wheel of the Uber self-driving Volvo SUV that struck and killed a woman in Arizona was likely streaming “The Voice” on a cellphone at the time of the incident. The Tempe Police Department released a 318-page document late Thursday that sheds new light on what likely happened when the vehicle hit pedestrian Elaine Herzberg, 49, in March as she walked a bicycle across a road in Tempe. According to an analysis of the incident, police said […]

  • Watch live: President Trump discusses immigration with ‘Angel Families’

    President Donald Trump will give remarks on immigration on Friday, capping off a week framed by a crisis of more than 2,000 immigrant children separated due to Trump administration policies from their parents, a hastily-prepared executive order, mixed messages from the President on Twitter, and more questions than answers about what will happen next. Speaking in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Trump will highlight “angel families” during his remarks. The term “angel families” has been championed by activist groups to […]

  • Death of the unarmed teen killed by a police officer ruled a homicide

    The unarmed 17-year-old who was shot and killed by police in East Pittsburgh earlier this week died of a gunshot wound to the “trunk,” the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said Friday. The manner of Antwon Rose’s death was listed as homicide. The medical examiner’s brief report did not specify in what side of the “trunk” Antwon was shot. Witnesses said the African-American teen was fleeing police when he was struck by bullets. The officer who fired the fatal shots […]