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  • Police: Dog found beaten, stabbed in suitcase

    HOLLYWOOD, FL — Police have arrested in man accused of viciously stabbing a dog dozens of times and leaving the dog to die in a suitcase. The Sun Sentinel reported that Brandan Evans, 31, of Hollywood, Fla., is charged in the high-profile death of Ollie the pit bull. Evans was charged Wednesday with aggravated animal cruelty and could possible face up to five years in prison if convicted. Police found knives, dried blood and animal fur in his apartment, according to […]

  • Tesla has built the world’s biggest battery in Australia

    Elon Musk is making good on his promise to help solve an energy crisis in Australia. Tesla has “fully installed” the world’s largest lithium ion battery in South Australia, the state government said in a statement on Thursday. Tesla teamed up with a French renewable energy firm and the local government to install the battery, which Musk promised to deliver within 100 days of signing a contract — or it would be free. The battery needs to be operational by early December for […]

  • Famous fans mourn David Cassidy

    David Cassidy’s peak may have been in the 1970s, but his death struck a chord with fans around the world, including many celebrities who grew up on his music. The former teen heartthrob died Tuesday after being admitted to a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-area hospital and suffering organ failure, according to his publicist, Jo-Ann Geffen. The singer was 67. He rose to fame playing Keith Partridge on the 1970s sitcom “The Partridge Family.” Some famous fans took to Twitter in tribute to […]

  • ‘Explosion’ heard near missing Argentine submarine’s last known location

    A noise detected near the last known location of a missing Argentine submarine on the day it vanished was consistent with an explosion, the Argentine navy said Thursday. “An anomalous, singular, short, violent and non-nuclear event, consistent with an explosion, was registered,” navy spokesman Enrique Balbi told a news conference in Buenos Aires. Teams from a dozen nations have been searching by air and sea for the ARA San Juan, which has 44 crew aboard and was last contacted off […]

  • ‘Thanksgiving miracle:’ Baby denied kidney receives transplant

    Two-year-old AJ Burgess received a new kidney Wednesday after a prolonged battle with hospital officials who postponed his original October surgery when his father, a perfect donor match, violated his parole and was arrested. “This is an unexpected Thanksgiving miracle,” family attorney Muwali Davis said while the baby was in recovery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. “To watch this child that no one expected to live, and now for him to have a chance at a healthy life, […]

  • US troops overseas celebrate Thanksgiving with 98,820 pounds of turkey

    US troops serving overseas during the holiday still have much to be thankful for, including nearly 100,000 pounds of turkey. In keeping with a long tradition of providing holiday meals to troops serving abroad, the Department of Defense intends to serve 98,820 pounds of turkey, 10,173 pounds of stuffing mix, 6,588 pounds of marshmallows and 918 gallons of eggnog to US service members in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan this Thanksgiving, according to the Pentagon. Other items on the Pentagon’s […]

  • Former ethics director: Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act with Roy Moore comments

    A former director of the US Office of Government Ethics says he filed an official complaint against White House counselor Kellyanne Conway for what he argues was a violation of the Hatch Act after she attacked GOP Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore’s opponent on television Tuesday. Walter Shaub, who served as ethics director under the Obama administration, said Conway likely violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits White House officials from advocating for or against candidates, even in media interviews. Speaking […]

  • Mother of Border Patrol agent struggling to understand son’s death

    Rogelio Martinez was always one to follow the rules. So when he saw an opportunity to become a US Border Patrol agent, he joined to help enforce the law, said his mother, Elvia Martinez. Rogelio was “a very good man, a very good son,” she said. He stayed in touch with her every single day on the phone. Until this weekend. Martinez, 36, died at a hospital Sunday morning, a day after he was found injured in a culvert in […]

  • American formerly imprisoned in North Korea burns to death

    SAN DIEGO — Police in San Diego are investigating the mysterious death of a man who made international headlines eight years ago when former US President Jimmy Carter helped negotiate his release from North Korea. Aijalon Mahli Gomes, 38, was found engulfed in flames Friday night in Mission Bay Park and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A preliminary investigation suggests his death was accidental or a suicide. Gomes had recently moved from Boston to the San Diego area. […]

  • J. Crew will close dozens of stores by the end of January

    Another day, another round of store closings from a big retailer. J. Crew announced late Tuesday that it plans to close 39 stores by the end of January — about 6% of its total and double the number it previously planned to close. The company, which also owns the Madewell brand of stores, reported that sales at stores open at least a year fell 12% in the most recent quarter. The losses are accelerating: In the same quarter a year […]

  • Alternative Thanksgiving: 6 ideas for new traditions

    Want to make Norman Rockwell roll over in his grave? This Thanksgiving, take your hand out of the turkey’s body cavity and turn off the football game to make some new, alternative traditions and travel plans with friends and family. A vegetarian yoga retreat or an ethnic food tour of the Lower East Side may seem like an unusual way to spend the Thanksgiving holiday, but making new traditions and seeking new destinations with those you love can be the perfect way to celebrate […]

  • Family issues warning after 11-year-old dies playing the choking game

    IDAHO FALLS, ID — It’s been a year of heartache, a year of pain and a year wondering why for Curtis McAbee’s family. On Sept 6, 2016, Becky Mix was sound asleep when she was jolted awake with a phone call informing her of a real-life nightmare taking place at her brother’s Idaho Falls home. “My mom got a phone call at about 2 o’clock in the morning and my sister-in-law was just hysterical,” Mix tells EastIdahoNews.com. “Her oldest son had gone […]