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  • Thailand cave rescue: Boys recount moment they realized they were trapped

    The 12 members of a youth soccer team and their coach who spent more than two weeks trapped underground in a flooded cave network in northern Thailand have appeared in public for the first time since their ordeal. The boys, who were discharged from hospital on Wednesday, appeared in front of the world’s media at a specially arranged press conference in Chiang Rai. Dressed in matching team shirts, the boys and their coach appeared happy and relaxed as they took […]

  • Woman’s tingling legs turned out to be parasitic worm in her spine

    FRANCE — The woman who came into the emergency room in Dijon, France, said she had been having difficulty riding her horse for three months. Her symptoms had only gotten worse, from weakness to falls to feeling electric shocks in both legs. After a battery of tests, doctors discovered a parasitic worm hiding out in her spine. When Drs. Marine Jacquier and Lionel Piroth of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Dijon conducted an MRI exam of her spine, they found […]

  • 11-year-old girl in India raped by 17 men since January, police say

    An 11-year-old girl from the Indian city of Chennai was raped by 17 men who worked in the building she lived in, local authorities said on Tuesday. The incidents took place from mid-January, according to S. Rajendran, the deputy commissioner of police for Chennai’s Kilpauk district. They were reported to police Sunday after the girl told her family. The 17 men — who worked in the building as security and facilities personnel — are under arrest, according to Rajendran. This […]

  • Couple detained by ICE while visiting NY military base granted bond

    NEW YORK — A couple detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on the Fourth of July in upstate New York has been granted bond — and now family and the community are trying to raise money to pay it. Concepción and Margarito Silva were hoping to enjoy the holiday with their daughter and son-in-law at Fort Drum, but their Independence Day ended in a federal detention facility after the military base reported the grandparents, who live in Brooklyn and […]

  • America, its flag and a possible 51st star

    What happens if the American flag needs to accommodate another star? Or five? There are various efforts across the country to create new states. In California, voters will see a ballot initiative this fall asking if they want to split into three. And in Washington, DC, 36 lawmakers cosponsored a bill that would grant statehood to Puerto Rico, while the mayor, Muriel Bowser, has called for the same for the District. The American flag hasn’t changed in more than half […]

  • Man dies hour after learning his significant other was killed in car crash

    SEBEWAING, MI — A Michigan woman was killed in a car crash and her partner died just an hour later after hearing the news. The couple leaves behind a huge family who is trying to cope with the sudden tragedy of losing them both. “They had a lot of love for each other,” said Rick Niemi, the couple’s son. “Everybody just knew them as Barb and Ron. Everybody knew they were together. You didn’t really see one without the other.” […]

  • Liver cancer death rate in U.S. surged 43 percent in 16 years

    Death rates from liver cancer increased 43 percent for U.S. adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes as mortality for all cancers combined has declined. Liver cancer death rates increased for both men and women 25 and older, as well as white, black and Hispanic people. Only Asians and Pacific Islanders saw a decrease in mortality from liver cancer. The rise in […]

  • Father of 2 killed by lightning strike while mowing yard

    Somerville, TN (WREG) — A father of two was struck by lightning and killed Saturday as he mowed the lawn at his mother’s house. Barbara Steward says her nephew Darrell Hoskins was mowing his mother’s backyard off Feathers Chapel Road around 3:30 when the small storm popped up. He was finishing up the last patch of grass under the tree. “It’s just a freak accident. one of those things you read about,” Steward said. “They said it was a small […]

  • Man who taunted investigators arrested 1988 rape, murder of 8-year-old: officials

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. — For three decades, the abduction, rape and murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley in April 1988 had frustrated Indiana investigators. The mysterious killer’s taunting messages admitting to the crime, scrawled on a barn door and on paper notes threatening to kill again, only added to the desire to solve the cold case. Still, no suspect could be found. But thanks to advances in genealogy and DNA technology, the suspected killer was arrested and then confessed to the […]

  • Child stuck in washing machine filling with water

    COLORADO — Parents of a 3-year-old girl who became trapped in their washing machine as it filled with water are sending a warning to others. Lindsey McIver shared her experience in a Facebook post. The couple was woken up on July 10 by their 4-year-old son, who was screaming and sobbing, she wrote. He told them: “Kloe. Inside. Washer.” They raced to free their 3-year-old daughter who was locked inside their washing machine as it was filling with water. They’d […]