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  • Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez

    Fatal shooting of woman at San Francisco’s Pier 14 ignites national debate over immigration reform

    SAN FRANCISCO — The man accused of killing a San Francisco woman in what appeared to authorities to be a random shooting has told CNN affiliate KGO-TV that he he did it, but that it was an accident. “Did you shoot Kate Steinle, the lady who was down at Pier 14?” the station’s reporter, Cornell Barnard, asked Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez in a jailhouse interview. “Yes,” he answered, according to a transcript of the interview posted on the station’s website. But he […]

  • Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy addresses the media about the violent holiday weekend in Chicago, IL.

    Gruesome weekend for Chicago leaves city, police chief reeling

    CHICAGO — When a city has eight killings in two days, including the death of a 7-year-old boy, something is seriously wrong with the system. That’s what Chicago’s police chief said after a spate of bloodshed that tormented the city over the weekend. “We need to repair a broken system,” Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters Sunday. “Criminals don’t feel the repercussions of the justice system.” Take, for example, the death of 7-year-old Amari Brown. McCarthy said the boy was the […]

  • Bill Cosby

    Bill Cosby admits in deposition he obtained Quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with

    CALIFORNIA — Bill Cosby admitted under oath that he got a sort of sedative for the purpose of giving the drug to young women with whom he wanted to have sex, newly released documents show. The documents date back to 2005, and they stem from a lawsuit filed by one of the many women who have publicly accused the comedian of sexual assault. The records were made public Monday after The Associated Press went to court to compel their release. According […]

  • Police arrested Daniel Boria after he used balloons tied to a lawn chair to fly over the Calgary Stampede in an attempt to get publicity for his company.

    ‘Balloon man’ soars in lawn chair tied to more than 100 balloons, lands himself in jail

    CALGARY, Canada — Daniel Boria says he was trying to get attention for his cleaning business when he tied more than 100 helium balloons to a lawn chair and soared through the sky over his city. But soon after he opened a parachute and jumped back on the ground, police in Calgary, Canada, arrested him Sunday, charging him with one count of mischief causing danger to life. A day later, the chair still hadn’t landed, Calgary Police Acting Inspector Kyle […]

  • Pres. Barack Obama

    “This will not be quick:” President Obama offers update on military mission against ISIS

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama offered an update on the military mission against ISIS on Monday, emphasizing the long-term nature of the effort and the importance of local forces and stable governments as keys to stopping the terror group’s rise. Obama pointed to the more than 5,000 air strikes against ISIS in Iraq, Syria and new regions like North Africa, and the efforts of a “galvanized” Iraqi government in the wake of the fall of Ramadi, as signs of stepped-up efforts […]

  • Starbucks

    Starting Tuesday, July 7th, Starbucks will begin charging 5 to 20 cents more for some drinks

    NEW YORK — Your morning coffee may be getting a little more expensive. Starting Tuesday, Starbucks will charge 5 to 20 cents more for some of its drinks — mostly hot beverages — at the majority of its U.S. stores. The company did not specify exactly which drinks will be impacted because it charges different prices in different regions of the country. “For the majority of impacted beverages, such as Tall brewed coffee and Grande Latte, this is the first […]

  • David Sweat (CNN obtains image of captured inmate David Sweat as he was being taken into custody)

    What should happen to him now? David Sweat to face disciplinary hearing after prison break

    NEW YORK — A New York inmate who pulled off an elaborate escape from a prison in early June and was shot and recaptured by authorities days ago will face a disciplinary hearing to figure out what should happen to him now. A source within the New York Department of Corrections who is close to the case of David Sweat told CNN that the convict’s hearing will be closed to the public. The date and time of the hearing won’t […]

  • Flag of Greece

    Greece keeps banks shut as Europe tightens the strings

    GREECE — Greek banks will stay shut for another two days to avoid running out of cash, piling the pressure on the country to find a way to restart bailout talks with Europe. The extension of the week-long bank holiday came after the European Central Bank turned down a request from Greece to provide more emergency funding for the banks. The ECB also made it harder for them to access existing funding, by applying a bigger discount — or haircut […]

  • Gas Station Pump

    Average gas price could return to nearly $2/gallon as Iran deal looms

    NEW YORK — Iran is nearing an historic nuclear deal with the West — and that’s scaring the oil markets. Oil prices tumbled more than 5% and broke below $54 a barrel on Monday, the deepest plunge for crude oil since early April. American drivers may have even lower prices to smile about in the future, especially if an Iran nuclear deal is in place by this week’s deadline. The national average gas price could return to nearly $2 a […]

  • Wreckage from Austin Dillon's crash at Daytona

    Video: Wicked crash at end of NASCAR race in Daytona injures several fans

    DAYTONA, Florida — Debris from a car that crashed into the catchfence at Daytona International Speedway sent a spectator to the hospital, officials said. The incident took place during the final lap early Monday morning of the rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. When Austin Dillon’s car was making a turn, it went flying into the catchfence, sending a massive cloud of debris in to the grandstand. Thirteen spectators were medically evaluated, said Joie Chitwood III, president of […]

  • Rory McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy: ‘10% Open chance’ as world No. 1 ruptures ankle ligaments

    NEW YORK — Rory McIlroy has a “10% chance” of playing in the British Open after the world’s No. 1 golfer ruptured his ankle ligaments while playing soccer. The Northern Irishman posted a picture on Instagram of him on crutches, explaining the injury occurred during a game with friends on Saturday. Total rupture of left ATFL (ankle ligament) and associated joint capsule damage in a soccer kickabout with friends on Saturday. Continuing to assess extent of injury and treatment plan […]

  • Amazon

    Amazon says its new ‘Prime Day’ will bury Black Friday

    NEW YORK — It’s Christmas in July for Amazon. Black Friday, the legendary shopping day that follows Thanksgiving, is more than four months way. But that hasn’t stopped Amazon from declaring a new sort of Black Friday on July 15: An online birthday shopaganza called “Prime Day.” “Step aside Black Friday, meet Prime Day,” Amazon announced on Monday, promising the day would be “filled with more deals than Black Friday.” The company said that when it turns 20 years old […]


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