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  • ebola

    U.S. official: Ebola outbreak is “spiraling out of control”

    (CNN) — The Ebola outbreak is much worse than official figures show and is “spiraling out of control,” a leading U.S. official said Tuesday — due in part, he said, to some countries that inadvertently have made it harder to corral the deadly disease. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden offered his stark commentary to CNN a day after Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, voiced dissatisfaction with the world response so far. “In a […]

  • Home Depot

    Home Depot investigating ‘massive’ hack, customer information may be exposed

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Home Depot is investigating a hack that possibly exposed its customer payment information. The company on Tuesday confirmed it has partnered with banks and law enforcement to look into “some unusual activity” relating to customers. Independent cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs was the first to report this, saying “a massive new batch of stolen credit and debit cards” went for sale Tuesday in the black market online. In a statement, Home Depot spokeswoman Paula Drake said: “Protecting […]

  • Steven Sotloff

    American journalist Steven Sotloff beheaded by ISIS; Pres. Obama authorizes request for troops

    (CNN) — U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday authorized additional troops be deployed to Iraq to protect American diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad. The 350 troops are being sent at the request of the U.S. Department of State to beef up security, an appeal that comes as the violence mounts as Iraqi security forces battle ISIS fighters and their Sunni militant allies. “The request he approved today will allow some previously deployed military personnel to depart Iraq, while at […]

  • Joan Rivers

    Comedienne Joan Rivers on life support, overwhelmed by outpouring of kindness

    (CNN) — Joan Rivers remains on life support five days after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, her daughter said Tuesday. Melissa Rivers has shared few details with the public about her mother’s condition since she was rushed to Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Hospital Thursday. “On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we’ve received,” she said in her latest statement. “At this time she does remain on […]

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    Dog euthanized after being stabbed during adoption event

    Newnan, GA (WGCL) — A dog that was stabbed at an adoption event in Newnan on Sunday had to be euthanized. Clara was taken to an adoption event at PetSmart on Bullsboro Drive to meet a potential adopter. According to Newnan police, a volunteer with the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society was walking Clara outside when she broke from her collar and ran back inside the store. Once inside, Clara walked up to a Yorkshire terrier owned by Craig Emory Hayes. Police […]

  • justin-bieber

    Justin Bieber arrested, charged with assault after ATV crash

    (CNN) — Justin Bieber was arrested on assault and dangerous driving charges stemming from an alleged fight after his ATV collided with a mini-van in Canada Friday, a police spokesman told CNN Tuesday. The alleged incident happened on a road in Perth County, Ontario, the community where Bieber, 20, lived as a child. “Investigation revealed that after colliding, the driver of the ATV and an occupant of the minivan engaged in a physical altercation,” Ontario Provincial Police spokesman Kees Wijnands […]

  • marijuana

    Colorado is missing $21.5 million in marijuana taxes

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Colorado is missing $21.5 million in pot taxes. Voters legalized retail marijuana (pot for everyone, not just medical patients) in 2012. And they were told the state would pull in $33.5 million from two new taxes in the first six months of 2014. It turns out, the projections were way off. Here’s why. Pot smokers are still buying on the black market: The state thought more people would migrate out of the black market. But only […]

  • airline seat legroom

    Seat recline fight diverts another flight, woman “demanded” that flight land

    (CNN) — Another day, another fight about reclining seats on a U.S. airline flight. In the third serious airline legroom incident in two weeks, an angry passenger caused yet another flight to divert Monday night. Delta Air Lines Flight 2370 from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to West Palm Beach, Florida, was rerouted to Jacksonville, Florida. A passenger became irate about the traveler in front of her trying to recline her seat, a fellow passenger told CNN affiliate WPTV. “This woman […]

  • phone

    “It scared the daylights out of me:” This call may freeze you in your tracks, but don’t fall for it

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — When 32-year-old Seila So received a call from a man with a deep voice claiming to be an IRS agent, she froze in her tracks. Then he told her she owed $30,000 in back taxes. He said the IRS had been trying to contact her for months, and this was her last chance to pay. He explained that the local police were ready to arrest her if she didn’t immediately fork over the money. The first […]

  • Teen Correctional Facility Escape

    More than 30 teens escape from detention center

    (CNN) — Authorities near Nashville were still searching Tuesday for teenagers who escaped a detention center the night before. Thirty-two teens escaped from the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center late Monday, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services spokesman Rob Johnson said. As of Tuesday, most had either turned themselves in or had been caught on nearby roads, Johnson said. Seven remained at large. “They could be dangerous. They could be desperate,” he told reporters. The teens left their dorms around 11 […]

  • jennifer-lawrence

    FBI, Apple investigate nude photo leak targeting Jennifer Lawrence, others

    (CNN) — A hacker’s leak of nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities is now a case for the FBI. Nude photographs of Lawrence, who won an Academy Award last year for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook,” were splashed on various sites Sunday. They appeared on 4chan, Reddit, Twitter and Tumblr, among others. Kate Upton’s lawyer confirmed photos of the model-actress were among those leaked, calling it “an outrageous violation” of her privacy. “We intend to pursue […]

  • woman impaled in the buttocks

    Another reminder of the dangers of texting & driving: Woman impaled in the buttocks

    (CNN) — We’re constantly reminded of the dangers of texting and driving, yet many of us do it anyway. A Colorado woman is lucky to be alive after she was in a serious accident while texting. “My daughter had text me and said she needed me to bring her saxophone to school,” Christina Jahnz said. Jahnz says she figured out a way to swing by her daughter’s school, but she was running late for a meeting, so she wanted to […]

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