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  • andrew getty

    Andrew Getty, grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty dead at 47

    (CNN) — Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old grandson of J. Paul Getty, died Tuesday in his home in Hollywood Hills, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Times, citing Sgt. Kyle Kirkman of the Los Angeles Police Department, said Getty’s cause of death has not been determined. A female friend was at the home and is cooperating with investigators, LAPD Capt. William Hayes said. Hayes confirmed the death occurred at a home at Montcalm Avenue but wouldn’t say who owns the home. […]

  • Andreas Lubitz is seen in a picture distributed through CNN's wire service. He was a co-pilot in a Germanwings plane that crashed on March 24, 2015.

    Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz reported depression during training

    DUSSELDORF, Germany (CNN) — Years before he was at the controls of a Germanwings plane that plunged into the French Alps, Andreas Lubitz told the airline he worked for that he’d had a bout with depression. Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 who authorities accuse of deliberately crashing the plane, told his Lufthansa flight training school in 2009 that he had a “previous episode of severe depression,” the airline said Tuesday. Email correspondence between Lubitz and the school discovered […]

  • Clayton Osbon

    Former JetBlue pilot from Mequon suing airline after his 2012 in-flight meltdown – but why?

    (WITI/CNN) — A former JetBlue pilot who scared passengers when he yelled about terrorists and bombs during a flight is suing the airline for nearly $15 million. 52-year-old Clayton Osbon grew up in Mequon and learned to fly in southeastern Wisconsin. He now says JetBlue should have kept him from flying after he showed signs of mental illness. In the 2012 incident, Osbon had to be locked out of the cockpit and the co-pilot made an emergency landing. Cell phone […]

  • U.S. Capitol

    Two Secret Service agents who were on scene for March 4th incident issued subpoenas

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The chairman of the House panel investigating Secret Service lapses has issued subpoenas to two agents who were on the scene for an early-March incident in which agents allegedly drove through an active bomb threat investigation. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, issued the subpoenas Tuesday after Secret Service Director Joe Clancy refused to make the agents available to testify before the committee. Chaffetz said in a statement that the agents “can shed […]

  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on controversial law: ‘Was I expecting this kind of backlash? Heavens no.’

    (CNN) — Gov. Mike Pence pledged Tuesday to “fix” Indiana’s controversial religious freedom law to clarify that it does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. But he insisted the problem isn’t the law itself but how it’s being perceived, saying a fix is needed only because of “frankly, the smear that’s been leveled against this law.” And he said the fix won’t involve statewide anti-discrimination protections for LGBT Hoosiers. The first-term Republican governor sought to tamp down the backlash […]

  • pacman

    Throwback gaming fun! Pac-Man gobbles its way through Google Maps

    (CNN) — Blinky and Pinky on Lincoln Memorial Drive? Inky and Clyde running down Wisconsin Avenue? Power pellets on National Avenue? Leave it to Google to make April Fools’ Day into throwback fun by combining Google Maps with Pac-Man. The massive tech company is known for its impish April Fools’ Day pranks, and Google Maps has been at the center of a few, including a Pokemon Challenge and a treasure map. This year the company was a day early to […]

  • Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

    Thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion kills MRSA superbug

    LONDON (CNN) — It might sound like a really old wives’ tale, but a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the modern-day superbug MRSA, according to new research. The 10th-century “eyesalve” remedy was discovered at the British Library in a leather-bound volume of Bald’s Leechbook, widely considered to be one of the earliest known medical textbooks. Christina Lee, an expert on Anglo-Saxon society from the School of English at the University of Nottingham, […]

  • Fairfax County prisoner escapes from hospital

    Prisoner caught after escaping Virginia hospital

    (CNN) — A prisoner who escaped a Virginia hospital early Tuesday is now in police custody, Fairfax County police said. [Original story published at 11:57 a.m.] Prisoner at Virginia hospital grabs gun, escapes in gown, steals cars A prisoner escaped from a Virginia hospital early Tuesday after grabbing a security guard’s gun and running off in a hospital gown, authorities said. He then took off in a stolen vehicle, abandoned it, and stole another, Fairfax County police said. “He may […]

  • church van crash

    “It breaks your heart:” Van with 18 people inside plunges into water-filled ditch in Florida, 8 killed

    (CNN) — A dark intersection. A church van full of parishioners. And tragedy. That’s about all police in Glades County, Florida, had to work with early Monday, hours after a van with 18 people inside ran a stop sign, crossed a four-lane highway and plunged into a shallow water-filled ditch. Eight people died. Ten others, including a 4-year-old child, were injured, according to police. Investigators don’t know why it happened, Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Greg Bueno told CNN affiliate […]

  • Ted Kennedy and President Obama

    “I owe him a lot:” President Obama dedicates institute to U.S. Senate, Ted Kennedy

    BOSTON (CNN) — President Barack Obama, formally dedicating on Monday an institute to the U.S. Senate and one of its legendary occupants, hailed the importance of the legislative body even while suggesting its best days have faded. Speaking at the Boston waterfront site of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Obama claimed too many current-day senators arrive in Washington only to be corrupted by private interests and campaign money. “People get elected into the Senate and […]

  • Robin Williams

    Robin Williams’ wife, children fighting over his estate, headed to court to settle dispute

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Robin Williams’ wife and children are fighting over his estate, heading to court to try and settle the dispute. At issue are his clothes, jewelry, photos and awards at one of the late actor’s homes, located in Tiburon, California, including a promise ring and the tuxedo Williams wore at their wedding. It’s the same home where Williams was found dead in August. He committed suicide at the age of 63. His wife, Susan, and his three […]

  • fort meade

    “An unauthorized entry:” One dead, two hurt after vehicle tried to gain access to NSA in Fort Meade

    (CNN) — One person is dead, and two more were hospitalized after an unauthorized vehicle tried to gain access to the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Maryland, according to the NSA, which is investigating the incident. “Shortly before 9:00 AM today, a vehicle containing two individuals attempted an unauthorized entry at a National Security Agency gate,” Jonathan Freed, NSA director of strategic communications, said in a statement. “The driver failed to obey an NSA Police officer’s routine instructions […]

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