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    Fort Bragg soldier accused of raping fellow soldier

    WASHINGTON — A soldier stationed at Fort Bragg has been charged with the rape and kidnapping of a fellow soldier, police said Saturday. Johnathan Simpson, 26, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and sexual battery, according to Fayetteville, North Carolina police. The alleged assault occurred off base in Fayetteville, and the 26-year-old victim and Simpson are in the same Army unit, police said. Simpson remained in custody Saturday at the Cumberland County Detention Center and was […]

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    Big-rig driver flees scene after deadly truck crash in California

    VERNON, Calif. — Authorities say the driver of a big-rig that crushed a pickup truck in a Los Angeles suburb unhitched the trailer and fled the scene after the fatal crash. Police are looking for the trucker. Police say the 18-wheeled rig was involved in a minor crash about a block away before it ran a red light and hit the pickup shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday in Vernon. Television reports showed the big-rig’s trailer lying on top of the mangled […]

  • Kenya is destroying more than $172 million worth of illegal elephant tusks and rhino horns. It's the largest destruction of its kind in history.

    Kenya sets fire to more than 100 tons of ivory

    NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK, Kenya — Twelve ivory towers burned in Kenya on Saturday, sending thick plumes of ash and smoke over Nairobi National Park as elephant and rhino tusks smoldered. A rainy Saturday afternoon brought together heads of state from several African nations and hundreds of onlookers to watch Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to over $172 million worth of illicit wildlife goods. A somber mood took over the crowd as the event began. They listened to the gust […]

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    Feeling lucky? Powerball jackpot reaches $314 million

    NEW YORK — Have you bought your Powerball ticket? The current jackpot for the national lottery has reached $314 million after going weeks without a winner. The next drawing is Saturday night. If a winner isn’t drawn, the pot will grow even bigger. The last jackpot to reach this level eventually grew to become the largest in U.S. history — $1.5 billion. That jackpot garnered a lot of attention until three winning tickets were sold in January in Chino Hills, […]

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    Mother’s Day is May 8th — here are some gift ideas for mom that are actually cool

    Every year in mid-spring, there comes a morning when you wake up in a cold sweat with one thought on your mind. When is Mother’s Day this year?! God forbid, did I miss it?!!! No, you haven’t missed it. Mother’s Day falls on different dates around the world, but for the United States, Mother’s Day is always the second Sunday in May. Go ahead and mark that in your calendar for next year so you don’t have to have another […]

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    Texas flooding kills woman and her four grandchildren

    A woman and her four grandchildren died after being swept away by floodwaters in eastern Texas on Saturday morning, police said, as heavy rains threatened more flash-flooding in the storm-weary Houston area and other parts of the South. The water swept the five away in the city of Palestine, southeast of Dallas, as they exited a home where floodwater had already risen to the roof, said the town’s police spokesman James Muniz. “They lived on a cul-de-sac in a low-lying […]

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    2 toddlers found tied, chained in backyard, Texas deputies say

    Around midnight Thursday, deputies went to a house near San Antonio after somebody called to report hearing a child crying in a backyard, according to a Friday news release from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. The deputies knocked on the front door, got no answer, and went around back, using a ladder to look over the fence, James Keith, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, told CNN affiliate KABB. They saw two toddlers in a state that Keith struggled to describe. […]

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    Delta Air Lines introduces new luggage tracking system

    ATLANTA — What if tiny radio waves from your luggage could communicate its location to baggage handlers? Airlines could use that technology to track your bags and prevent them from getting lost or misdirected. That’s the idea behind Delta Air Lines’ new program announced Thursday, which uses a technology that’s been around for a while called radio frequency identification, aka RFID. By the end of August, the world’s second largest airline will be placing paper RFID tags on passengers’ bags […]

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    Prince William and Kate Middleton: Five-year wedding anniversary

    Has it really been five years since Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot? Since marrying in a star-studded ceremony at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011, the royal couple has attended the Olympic Games, had two children, celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday, and attended dozens of official events across the globe. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding was watched by millions across the world, with Kate choosing to omit the word “obey” from her vows — much […]

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    Woman who cut baby from mother’s womb sentenced to 100 years in prison

    A Colorado woman convicted of cutting an unborn baby from its mother’s womb was sentenced Friday to 100 years in prison. Former nurse’s aide Dynel Lane, 35, attacked Michelle Wilkins, who was seven months pregnant and had responded to Lane’s online ad for baby clothes. Wilkins survived the March 18, 2015, attack but her unborn baby — a girl — did not. “You knowingly left me to die multiple times,” Wilkins said Friday in a victim impact statement. “The only […]

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    Dunkin’ Donuts testing out mobile on-the-go ordering

    NEW YORK — It’s about to get even easier to get your caffeine or sugar fix at Dunkin’ Donuts. The Massachusetts-based chain is expanding mobile on-the-go ordering and also has plans to test out curbside delivery later this year. Customers in New York City will soon be able to skip waiting in line, by placing their orders on the newly-updated Dunkin’ Donuts app and then going directly to the pick-up area in stores. The company plans to have on-the-go ordering […]

  • A fiight in a bathroom at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Delaware, ended in the death of 16-year-old Amy Inita Joyner-Francis.
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    No charges yet in death of Delaware high school student

    WILMINGTON, Delaware — Authorities in Delaware have not filed charges yet in the death of a 16-year-old girl in a school bathroom fight, Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings said Friday at a news conference. “Because there is still a lot of work left to do by our detectives and the attorney general’s office in terms of reviewing evidence and relevant facts, we are not in a position at this time to file charges,” he said. Amy Inita Joyner-Francis died April […]

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