Monthly Archives: February 2017

Meteor rattles West Texas with sonic boom

A very bright meteor over West Texas last weekend prompted emergency phone calls over a possible explosion. Continue reading

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Kim Jong Nam murder: Suspects charged in killing of North Korea dictator’s brother

Appearing calm and solemn, two young women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader, were charged with murder Wednesday. Continue reading

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Yemen raid yields data on Al Qaeda explosives, official says

A senior U.S. official says the Yemen raid by U.S. special operations forces gathered valuable intelligence on the Al Qaeda affiliate there, including on the explosives they’re manufacturing and the types of threats they’re developing. Continue reading

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North Korea still skirting sanctions, UN panel says

North Korea is flouting United Nations sanctions by trading in prohibited weapons and other goods and using evasion techniques “that are increasing in scale, scope and sophistication,” U.N. experts say in a new report. Continue reading

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At least 2 dead after tornadoes hit central US

Tornadoes touched down in the upper Midwest and northern Arkansas on Tuesday, killing at least two people, as a spring-like storm system posed a risk to 45 million people. Continue reading

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Bumps and bruises reported after tornado hits nursing home in Illinois

A tornado hit a nursing home southwest of Chicago on Tuesday, causing bumps and bruises but no serious injuries, as a spring-like storm churned across the Midwest and posed a risk of more bad weather for 44 million people. Continue reading

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Child dies after being left in hot car in Florida for more than 5 hours

The toddler left alone in a car at a shopping center on Lumsden Road in Brandon Tuesday has died, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading

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Facebook post on VA treatment of patients causes uproar

A former Marine and his wife say the scene inside a Veterans Administration hospital in Durham, North Carolina, was so shocking that they felt compelled to take pictures and post them to Facebook. Continue reading

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High school cancels ‘senior auction’ over claims of racial insensitivity

An online petition started by a John F. Kennedy High School student compared the school’s annual ‘senior auction’ to slavery. Continue reading

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NYC plans to open more homeless shelters, use hotels less

New York City would increase its number of homeless shelters but seek to stop putting up homeless people in hotels and private apartments under a plan unveiled Tuesday by the mayor. Continue reading

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FBI investigating Kansas bar shooting as possible hate crime

The mother of an Indian engineer who was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in an American bar said she asked her son to come back to India if he felt threatened in the United States, but he said he was not in any danger. Continue reading

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Couple arrested at border trying to smuggle $140G in cash to Mexico

Border patrol officers announced Tuesday they arrested two adults caught trying to smuggle $141,252 in cold, hard cash from Texas to Mexico. Continue reading

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Syrian refugees selling organs for the chance to reach Europe

The illegal trade of human organs in the Middle East has surged recently as Syrian refugees seek money to afford smugglers’ fees for a Mediterranean Sea crossing to Europe. Continue reading

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Federal offices in St. Thomas firebombed; suspect in custody

The attack occurred at around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday in the offices located in the Nisky Shopping Center. Continue reading

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French sniper accidentally fires weapon during Hollande speech, injuring 2

A police sharpshooter protecting France President Francois Hollande accidentally fired his weapon during a speech Tuesday, wounding two people. Continue reading

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Tattoo artist covers up racist, gang symbols for free

Everyone deserves a second chance—even former gang members. Continue reading

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Two Houston police officers shot, one critical

A shooting in Houston wounded two police officers Tuesday, one critically, and forced officials to lock down a neighborhood for hours as they hunted for a suspect. Continue reading

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Child in critical condition after being left in hot car in Florida more than 5 hours

A toddler was left alone in a car at a shopping center on Lumsden Road in Brandon Tuesday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading

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Federal judge OKs ‘forced labor’ class-action suit by immigrants against private prison company

A federal judge based in Denver has approved a class-action lawsuit by former and current immigrant detainees against one of the largest private prison management companies in the United States. Continue reading

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Ghost appears to photobomb teen’s selfie

A 13-year-old’s selfie appears to have caught more than just her face. Continue reading

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