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  • Teen survives 49 days drifting at sea

    An Indonesian teen has been rescued after drifting at sea for 49 days on a floating fish trap and is back safely with his family, according to the country’s foreign affairs ministry. 19-year-old Aldi Novel Adilang had been working as a lamp keeper on a remote fishing trap — known locally as a rompong — situated 125 kilometers off the northern coast of Manado in the province of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Rompongs, which look like small huts, are fish aggregator […]

  • House fire leaves 7-month-old dead, father critically injured the day after his wedding

    CHICAGO — A West Englewood house fire left a 7-month-old boy dead and his father critically injured, just a day after the 51-year-old man celebrated his own wedding. Shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, Chicago police patrolling West Englewood saw smoke coming out of a single-family home in the 1700 block of west 59th Street, across the street from Hermitage Park. “As we looked inside we could see it was quite a chaotic scene the house went up very quickly,” said […]

  • Man, 74, found alive 5 days after fire at senior living apartment complex

    WASHINGTON — A 74-year-old man has been discovered alive five days after his senior living apartment complex in Washington, DC, caught fire — but nobody knew he was missing. “The resident was found by crews hired by the building owners to evaluate the safety of the structure,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a press conference Monday. The man was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening, she said. The fire broke out at the Arthur Capper […]

  • ‘The Bachelor’ contestant confesses love for fellow contestant during rose ceremony

    VIETNAM — Viewers of the American reality series, “The Bachelor,” are often told to buckle up for “the most dramatic rose ceremony ever.” Now, the show’s Vietnamese version has actually delivered. In a clip that’s gone viral, a contestant vying for the heart of bachelor Nguyen Quoc Trung shocks viewers when she confesses her love for another contestant. “I went into this competition to find love,” contestant Minh Thu tearfully tells Trung in a video, with English closed captioning, posted […]

  • Puppies blamed for sickening more than 100 people across the country

    Vero Beach, FL — They are man’s best friend, but puppies are being linked to an outbreak that left more than 100 people extremely sick. Christine Parent has always been an animal lover. Her little dog, Yumi, is about to turn one. “It’s just the unconditional love,” said Parent, as she ran her hand through Yumi’s hair. But after watching her mother’s sick puppy, Parent started experiencing severe diarrhea. “I wasn’t able to eat, I had chills, I had pain, […]

  • Lawmaker abandons campaign amid daughter’s allegations of inappropriate conduct

    MINNESOTA — A Minnesota state representative suddenly ended his reelection campaign ahead of a Minnesota Public Radio report detailing allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior brought forward by his daughter. Laura Knoblach told MPR News in a story published Friday that her father, Minnesota Republican Rep. Jim Knoblach, who represents the St. Cloud area, inappropriately touched her from the time she was 9 years old until she was 21. In a statement on his re-election campaign website, the eight-term representative said his daughter “has […]

  • Bill Cosby will learn if he’s going to prison this week on 3 indecent assault charges

    The questions have been looming since Bill Cosby was convicted in April of three counts of assault: Will he go to prison, and, if so, for how long? The answers will begin to emerge Monday, when the 81-year-old comedian appears in court in Pennsylvania for his sentencing. He could get up to 10 years in prison for each conviction, but prosecutors have indicated they are likely to ask for a lesser sentence. If he must serve time, he could be taken into […]

  • Authorities search for missing 6-year-old boy during park trip with parents

    Authorities are searching for a 6-year-old boy with autism, who is described as nonverbal and has been missing since Saturday. Maddox Scott Ritch was last seen at Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia, North Carolina, according to city police. Gastonia is about 23 miles east of Charlotte. Maddox was last seen with his father and another adult at the park around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, according to CNN affiliate WSOC-TV. “They were walking around the lake,” Rachel Bagley, Gastonia spokeswoman, told WSOC. “They […]

  • SiriusXM is buying Pandora in $3.5 billion deal

    SiriusXM is buying Pandora in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal. The deal will create the world’s largest audio entertainment company, the companies said early Monday. SiriusXM has 36 million subscribers in North America. It was formed with the merger of the Sirius and XM satellite radio services in 2008. Sirius had paid Howard Stern hundreds of millions of dollars to lure him from traditional radio in 2006. SiriusXM has built a stable of stars with exclusive programming to go along […]

  • Trump admin proposes rule to block visas, green cards for those likely to use certain public benefits

    The Trump administration on Saturday revealed its plan to make it harder for immigrants to come to or stay in the United States if they or their family may use certain public benefits. The proposed rule announced by the Department of Homeland Security could make immigrants seeking to enter the United States ineligible for visas or green cards if they are deemed likely to receive certain public benefits once they come to the country. Immigrants could also be denied a […]