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    Missing for SIX YEARS, tiny Yorkie from Austin, Texas shows up in Indianapolis

    (CNN) — A 10-year-old Yorkshire Terrier has turned up in Indianapolis — six years after he disappeared from his home in Austin, Texas! If little Bailey has learned anything over the past six years, it’s how to put his best paw forward. He’s won over everyone at the Indianapolis veterinary clinic that has been caring for him. Someone found Bailey this week with his bone in tow. He needed medical attention, so they took him to the veterinary clinic. “Looking […]

  • Mars MAVEN

    It will study the Martian atmosphere: MAVEN to slip into Mars orbit Sunday night

    (CNN) — NASA says its latest Mars-exploring spacecraft is on track to fire up its thrusters and enter orbit this Sunday night, September 21st — completing a 10-month journey of 442 million miles. NASA’s MAVEN craft will live up to its formal name — the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution craft — by helping scientists figure out how ancient Mars changed so dramatically into the planet we know today. It will be the first mission devoted to studying the upper […]

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    On its way to the International Space Station, SpaceX Dragon carrying 3D printer, mice and more

    (CNN) — A spacecraft that launched early Sunday is transporting a 3-D printer that could change life on the International Space Station. The SpaceX Dragon lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center at 1:52 a.m. ET. It will arrive on Tuesday, bringing other cargo as well, including 20 mice and elements for 255 scientific experiments aboard the ISS. “There’s nothing like a good launch, it’s just fantastic,” said Hans Koenigsman, vice president of Mission Assurance for SpaceX. “From what I […]

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    More than 200,000 vehicles added to General Motors’ recall tally: Cadillac, Chevy Impala impacted

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Add 205,309 more cars to General Motors’ recall tally. On Saturday, the automaker announced it was recalling Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impalas because of a problem with the electronic parking brake arm in some vehicles. GM said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities because of the issue. The affected cars are model year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala sedans. (An additional 16,249 vehicles are being recalled worldwide.) It’s the latest […]

  • White House

    Two security breaches at the White House this weekend; one man made it into the doors

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The world’s focus is on security concerns in the Middle East, but in Washington, the weekend’s events are calling attention to security concerns right at the White House doorstep. Details continue to emerge about two security incidents at the White House in less than 24 hours. Secret Service spokesperson Brian Leary told CNN one man was carrying a weapon and made it into the doors of the White House. In the second incident, a man attempted to […]

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    Massive flow of refugees enters Turkey to escape ISIS advance in Syria

    (CNN) — The flow of refugees fleeing Syria into Turkey has reached an unprecedented level in the past two days, a U.N. official said Sunday. “I don’t think in the last three and a half years we have seen 100,000 people cross in two days,” said Carol Batchelor, a representative of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in Turkey. Humanitarian officials counted “well over 70,000″ crossing the Syria-Turkey border starting Friday and into Saturday, with more coming, Batchelor said. “Not […]

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    “A peaceful, selfless man:” Wife of captive Alan Henning begs ISIS to let him go

    LONDON (CNN) — The wife of British hostage Alan Henning pleaded Saturday with ISIS to release him, describing her husband as a “peaceful, selfless man” who was only in Syria to help people in need. “I cannot see how it could assist any state’s cause to allow the world to see a man like Alan dying,” Barbara Henning said, according to a message released by the UK Foreign Office. ISIS refers to itself as “the Islamic State.” Alan Henning, a […]

  • Captain Tony Grider

    “Ice Bucket Challenge” goes horribly wrong, and a firefighter and father of five is dead

    (CNN) — A Kentucky firefighter has died, weeks after participating in an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that went horribly wrong. Electricity from a power line shocked four firefighters on a ladder as they sprayed water on a group of college students below who were trying to pull off the charity stunt. Crews from the Fire and Rescue Department in Campbellsville were helping the Campbellsville University band with their video “Challenge” on August 21st. Capt. Tony Grider died Saturday, September 20th […]

  • Polly Bergen

    Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen dies at 84

    (CNN) — Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen, whose TV and movie career spanned more than six decades, has died, her publicist said. Bergen — who was 84, according to her profile on — died peacefully at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, on Saturday morning, publicist Judy Katz said in a statement. She was surrounded by her family, longtime manager and friends. The Tennessee native first appeared on screen in the 1949 Western “Across the Rio Grande.” She had notable roles […]

  • White House

    Fence jumper at White House sparks evacuation

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Part of the White House was evacuated Thursday night after a disturbance on the North Lawn, according to a CNN reporter who was among those hustled from the building. Witnesses reported seeing a man running across the property. The man made it “just feet away” from the front door of the White House, CNN reporters on the scene said. It’s unclear how the man made his way onto the grounds. The incident occurred shortly after President Obama […]

  • Roger Goodell

    NFL’s Goodell: ‘We will get our house in order’ in handling of domestic violence

    NEW YORK (CNN) — Embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized Friday for what he said was his mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal but vowed “now I will get it right and will do whatever is necessary to accomplish that.” Speaking at a Manhattan new conference amid calls for his resignation, Goodell announced a sweeping policy to counter domestic abuse and sexual assault, mandating all players and staff on the league’s 32 teams undergo education and training about […]

  • scotland

    Scotland votes ‘no’ to independence in historic referendum

    (CNN) — Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom — along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland — following a historic referendum vote. By 55% to 45%, a majority of voters rejected the possibility of Scotland breaking away and becoming an independent nation. Shortly afterward, Alex Salmond, the Scottish first minister and leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party, announced his resignation from both posts, effective in November. Salmond said he was proud of the campaign for independence, and […]


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